June 29th, 2017

Sportsman Feature: 1. Jeff Richardson (Goshen, NY) 2. Al Archiere 3. Jackie Brown Jr. 4. Ed Dachenhausen 5. Kyle Redner 6. Dan Dulin 7. Eric Moon 8. Shayne Spoonhower 9. Harry Hindley 10. Matt Curry 11. Milton Mann 12. Jerry Curry 13. Mike Dutka 14. Nick Plumstead 15. Rick Mill

Modified Feature: 1. John Cote (New Milford, CT) 2. Blair Culhane 3. Joe DeGracia 4. Tyler Dachenhausen 5. Skip LaPolt 6. Steve Galgano 7. Kyle Redner 8. Dick Shaddock DNS. Steve Conklin

Modified Feature Holdover: 1. Blair Culhane (Brookfield, CT) 2. Joe DeGracia 3. Tyler Dachenhausen 4. John Cote 5. Steve Galgano 6. Skip LaPolt 7. Kyle Redner DNS. Jim Fugel DNS. Stephen Kammer DNS. Eugene Drew DNS. Frank James

Legends Feature: 1. Alex McCollum (Phillipsburg, NJ ) 2. Jim Sylvester 3. Allan Pedersen 4. Brad Lowmaster 5. Steven Chapman 6. Peter Bennett 7. Colin Hoeffner 8. Artie Pedersen III 9. Jerry Curran 10. Eugene Drew 11. Sean Verwys 12. A.J. Millen 13. Matt Maring 14. Gillian Kirkpatrick 15. Paul Dodorico

Pro Stock Feature: 1. Ed Butler (Bethel, NY) 2. Kenny Atkins 3. Gene Morton 4. Jim Helt 5. Brent Shaddock 6. Art McArthur 7. Darwin Moon

Street Stock Stampede Feature: 1. Brian Bauerfeind (Callicoon, NY) 2. Mario Contarino 3. Amber VanOrden 4. Walt Henry 5. Gary VanOrden Sr. Sr. 6. Larry O’Donnell 7. Patty Falkena 8. Phil Funcheon 9. Bill Deak Sr.

Four Cylinder Expert Feature: 1. Mike Travis (Liberty, NY) 2. Dan Curry 3. Ivan Guerra 4. John Houghtaling 5. Tim Curry 6. Cody Houghtaling 7. Billy Porter 8. Kyle Welsch 9. Joe Morris 10. Shawn Maloney

Four Cylinder Novice Feature: 1. Greg Cohen (Neversink, NY) 2. Dan Houghtaling 3. Felicia Reichenbaugh 4. Tisha Curry 5. Cliff Levinson 6. Brandon Golzak 7. George VanAken 8. Nicole Nelson 9. Edwin King 10. Vernon Houghtaling 11. Tabitha Riordan 12. Jessey Torrens 13. James Grimm 14. Eddie Jones Jr. 15. Dan VanAken 16. Marisol Torrens DQ. Vinny Degraw DQ. Nick Curry

Bandolero Feature: 1. Mike Roth (North Branch, NY) 2. Anthony Bello 3. Joey Aungst 4. Katie Verwys 5. Conner Piasecki 6. Teddy Cranmer 7. Philip Abramo

Beginner Bandolero Feature: 1. Dylan Abramo (Elmwood Park, NJ) 2. Nick Archiere 3. Justin Aungst

BUSY NIGHT OF RACING AT BETHEL, SHOWS PLENTY OF PASSING

The ever exciting Sportsman class put forth a stout field of racers in preparation of the big $ 6900 to Win Summer of 69 race scheduled for Sunday, August 6th. Al Archiere jumped into the lead from his pole position at the outset of the race and appeared to be strong as he was able to pull away from second place running Matt Curry but the yellow quickly emerged on lap 2 in turn 3 for a seven car jingle that forced several cars out of the race with repairs. When racing resumed Archiere was able to maintain the lead until the halfway point when the yellow came out for an infield spin of Eric Moon, second place running Matt Curry got a flat tire and had to go pitside along with Milton Mann which moved current point leader Jeff Richardson up in the order to second. On the restart, Archiere and Richardson dragged race down the front chute about even with Richardson going in deep on the outside getting a slight advantage. The two ran door by door for a lap until coming out turn four when Richardson nosed ahead and took the lead at the stripe. Eleventh place starting Jackie Brown Jr, worked his way up into third place and chased down the two runners ahead, but the top three were all running strong nose to tail and nobody slipped up. Richardson picked up his fourth win of the season finishing ahead of a very strong Archiere and hard charging Brown for second and third respectively.

From the get-go of the BMS Modified holdover race from the June 24 rainout, Joe DeGracia was able to take a charging lead over Skip LaPolt on lap 3 and pull away from the field. Blair Culhane was hot on his trail, ready to reel him in given the chance to make just the right moves, but DeGracia was untouchable until a caution was brought out not quite halfway through the race. DeGracia fought tremendously to maintain his lead once the green was back out, but Culhane was able to maneuver into the first place position for the win. In Culhane’s sixth win of the season, he was followed by a straight shooting DeGracia and rookie Tyler Dachenhausen in an impressive third place finish.

Steve Galgano was determined to pick up the win in the regularly scheduled BMS Modified feature, starting strong as the race began, with Skip LaPolt at his door and John Cote in close tow. LaPolt continued to fight the high side of leader Galgano, before being overtaken by Cote on the low side. Blair Culhane was able to slide into third, as Cote fired up the high side of Galgano and took over the lead at the race halfway point. Cote was able to wrap up the race and tack on another win, raising the career count to 122, and his third of the season at Bethel. Culhane, winner of the holdover race, pulled off a second place run. Joe DeGracia, having been at the point of 5th during the race, had come up to take third.

The fan favorite street stocks were competing in one of their biggest races of the year with extra distance and double points on the line. The feature run proved to be quite a battle on the track among the class top guns. On Lap 1, the yellow was quickly waved for a melee involving several cars in turn 3 which negated two time winner Brian Bauerfeind to the rear of the field. When the race went green again, Mario Contarino lead the race until Bill Deak Sr. made a pass for the lead on lap 4. While Deak was leading, current point leader Amber VanOrden battled her way into second position with Bauerfeind and Walt Henry following her up thru the field. On Lap 9, the yellow came out as Bauerfeind and Henry tangled in turn two. When racing resumed, Deak continued to lead, until lap 14 when Deak went up in a cloud of white smoke with terminal engine failure. A. VanOrden thus inherited the lead but had significant damage to the front of her racer. Back under green, A. VanOrden was able to lead for a lap before being overtaken with the determined Bauerfeind getting into the much coveted lead. As Bauerfeind settled into the lead , the battle for second heated up between A. VanOrden and Henry until lap 27 when the two tangled coming out of turn two negating both to the rear which put Contarino back into the second position. Contarino was able to catch up to the slowing Bauerfeind in the final stage of the race and even got door to door going into turn three but wasn’t able to make the pass stick. Bauerfeind was able to defend his top position by several other attempts by the quicker Contarino to get the lead. As the checkers waved, Bauerfeind pulled the hat trick winning three features in a row and is on a hot streak, Contarino had his best run to date coming home a strong second and A. Van Orden was able to battle her way back up to take a third place finish.

Jim Sylvester was off to an able bodied start in the Legends feature event, with Alex McCollum looking to the low side from the beginning and Allan Pedersen following close behind. As laps hummed by with Sylvester having a hearty run, McCollum was soon able to make his move and scoop up the lead, leaving Sylvester and Pedersen to fight for the runner up spot. After a caution near the mid point of the race, the Legends war waged on with a roaring McCollum in the lead, Sylvester in second and Pedersen in third. The order remained the same as the checkered flag dropped, McCollum picking up win number eight in an already decorated season at the speedway followed by Sylvester and Pedersen in second and third, respectively.

Pro Stock feature again found top runners Ed Butler and Kenny Atkins doing battle against each other. This race found Butler getting to the front first as he passed Gene Morton for the lead on Lap 3 and never looked back. Atkins got his way around the fast Morton on Lap 6, and began the journey of chasing down Butler. Atkins seeked high and low on the fast running Butler but on this night the leader was too strong to be passed. Butler came home with his fourth win of the season ahead of defending champ Atkins and the Ford powered Morton.

Four Cylinder Expert proved to be an exciting feature yet again. Dan Curry took the lead from Ivan Guerra on Lap 2 and had to work hard each lap to keep it on the point. Curry had to contend with last weeks feature winner Shawn Maloney and current point leader Mike Travis. Both drivers applied a lot of pressure on Curry to try and get him to slip up, but he continued to hit his marks. At the five to go stage, Travis wheeled his car way up on the high side and got some extra momentum going and completed the outside pass about a lap later to take the lead. Maloney continued to pursue Curry on the low side but rattled him too much with contact and resulted in a post race penalty. Travis collected win number four of the season, Curry received a hard earned second and past champion Guerra got a stout third.

Four Cylinder Novice feature was a wild race which sure got the fans excited in the grandstands. Eighteen racers roared down the front stretch to take the initial green flag with Jessey Torrens jumping out into the lead until lap 3 when Cliff Levinson made a clean pass stick. Levinson continued to lead but had heavy pressure from ninth position starting Vinny Degraw. Degraw captured the lead at the halfway point and looked destined for victory but twelfth place starter Nick Curry put his skills to the test coming from deep in the pack to challenge for the lead as he reeled Degraw in at the two to go mark, Curry made his move on the inside of Degraw. As the two raced door to door down the backchute aggressive contact could be seen from the two front running cars and was only escalating creating a yellow flag condition. At that time, officials made the decision to disqualify both Degraw and Curry along with ending the race on Lap 18. Greg Cohen who was running in the catbird seat found luck on his side as he was awarded the feature win, which was his first of the season. Dan Houghtaling and Felicia Reichenbaugh ended up with a second and third place finish for the very wild ending of the race.

In the Bandolero feature, the on-point focus of Mikey Roth was evident as the he dove into the lead at the drop of the green ahead of Anthony Bello, with Joey Aungst and Teddy Cranmer side by side for spot three. Cranmer successfully captured third, then swapping again with Aungst just laps later. Bello maintained an unshakeable second, with Roth still charging for victory in the first position. Roth’s efforts proved fruitful once again as he brought in another win, lucky number 7 of the season. Bello wrapped it up in second, and Aungst pocketed third.

Dylan Abramo held on from the start of the Beginner Bandolero race, taking his third win in the rookie division at Bethel Motor Speedway this season. He was followed by fellow Bandolero drivers in training Nick Archiere in second and Justin Aungst in third, both of whom have wins this season under their belts as well.

Sportsman Feature: 1. Jeff Richardson (Goshen, NY) 2. Al Archiere 3. Jackie Brown Jr. 4. Ed Dachenhausen 5. Kyle Redner 6. Dan Dulin 7. Eric Moon 8. Shayne Spoonhower 9. Harry Hindley 10. Matt Curry 11. Milton Mann 12. Jerry Curry 13. Mike Dutka 14. Nick Plumstead 15. Rick Mill

Modified Feature: 1. John Cote (New Milford, CT) 2. Blair Culhane 3. Joe DeGracia 4. Tyler Dachenhausen 5. Skip LaPolt 6. Steve Galgano 7. Kyle Redner 8. Dick Shaddock DNS. Steve Conklin

Modified Feature Holdover: 1. Blair Culhane (Brookfield, CT) 2. Joe DeGracia 3. Tyler Dachenhausen 4. John Cote 5. Steve Galgano 6. Skip LaPolt 7. Kyle Redner DNS. Jim Fugel DNS. Stephen Kammer DNS. Eugene Drew DNS. Frank James

Legends Feature: 1. Alex McCollum (Phillipsburg, NJ ) 2. Jim Sylvester 3. Allan Pedersen 4. Brad Lowmaster 5. Steven Chapman 6. Peter Bennett 7. Colin Hoeffner 8. Artie Pedersen III 9. Jerry Curran 10. Eugene Drew 11. Sean Verwys 12. A.J. Millen 13. Matt Maring 14. Gillian Kirkpatrick 15. Paul Dodorico

Pro Stock Feature: 1. Ed Butler (Bethel, NY) 2. Kenny Atkins 3. Gene Morton 4. Jim Helt 5. Brent Shaddock 6. Art McArthur 7. Darwin Moon

Street Stock Stampede Feature: 1. Brian Bauerfeind (Callicoon, NY) 2. Mario Contarino 3. Amber VanOrden 4. Walt Henry 5. Gary VanOrden Sr. Sr. 6. Larry O’Donnell 7. Patty Falkena 8. Phil Funcheon 9. Bill Deak Sr.

Four Cylinder Expert Feature: 1. Mike Travis (Liberty, NY) 2. Dan Curry 3. Ivan Guerra 4. John Houghtaling 5. Tim Curry 6. Cody Houghtaling 7. Billy Porter 8. Kyle Welsch 9. Joe Morris 10. Shawn Maloney

Four Cylinder Novice Feature: 1. Greg Cohen (Neversink, NY) 2. Dan Houghtaling 3. Felicia Reichenbaugh 4. Tisha Curry 5. Cliff Levinson 6. Brandon Golzak 7. George VanAken 8. Nicole Nelson 9. Edwin King 10. Vernon Houghtaling 11. Tabitha Riordan 12. Jessey Torrens 13. James Grimm 14. Eddie Jones Jr. 15. Dan VanAken 16. Marisol Torrens DQ. Vinny Degraw DQ. Nick Curry

Bandolero Feature: 1. Mike Roth (North Branch, NY) 2. Anthony Bello 3. Joey Aungst 4. Katie Verwys 5. Conner Piasecki 6. Teddy Cranmer 7. Philip Abramo

Beginner Bandolero Feature: 1. Dylan Abramo (Elmwood Park, NJ) 2. Nick Archiere 3. Justin Aungst

KID’S BIG WHEEL RACES ON SATURDAY, JULY 29TH

Coming tomorrow Saturday, July 29th will be another round of the ever popular Kid’s Big Wheel Races at Bethel Motor Speedway as part of our themed Biker Night at the track.
During our intermission, kids will compete in big wheel races on our front stretch. Every participant will receive prizes. There is no additional fees to enter the big wheel race. Free registration just bring your big wheel and proper safety equipment.
The Big Wheel Races will be split between two age groups 5 to 8 years old and 9 to 12 years old. Children under 5 may compete in their own race with a tricycle along with parental coaching.
Rules: Participants are required to bring their own Big Wheel to compete. Participants are also required to wear bicycle helmet and knee pads. Big Wheels will be required to have three wheels.Big Wheels must have plastic wheels/tires, rubber is not permitted. Past winners may be handicapped in future races. Parents/Guardians may walk along with their participants to prevent contact with others and to coach their drivers.Young drivers are encouraged to design their number, their name and color scheme on paper which can be taped on the back of their shirts.
Special Thanks goes out to Marisol Torrens and Pam Curry for organizing these events for the youth of Bethel Motor Speedway and their dedication to bring smiles to many little faces.
Practice begins at 4pm, with Racing starting at 6pm. Come join us this Saturday Night as all our classes will be in action plus we will be doing holdover features for BMS Modifieds and Four Cylinder Novice. Also see our fan favorite street stock class competing in an extra distance feature of 40 laps as they compete for the glory of the ‘Street Stock Stampede’ victory while competing for double points. Full night of action, come check it out.

July 29th Race Schedule Modification

Due to the full schedule for this upcoming race night at Bethel Motor Speedway July 29th, there will be no 4 cylinder holdover feature at this time.  The feature holdover date will be announced shortly.

UPCOMING HOLDOVER FEATURES

HOLDOVER FEATURES :
This Saturday, July 29th we will be doing holdover features for BMS Modifieds from June, 24th & for Four Cylinder Novice from July, 22nd.
On Saturday, August 5th will be holdover feature for Pro Stocks from July, 22nd.
On Saturday, August 12th will be Street Stock holdover feature from June, 24th.

POLESHOT POSITION QUALIFIERS FOR SUMMER OF 69

Attention Sportsman race teams: There is ONE remaining ‘Pole Shot Position Qualifiers’ available for racers to achieve before the $6900 to Win STSS “Summer of 69” race on Sunday, August 6th.
The Poleshot Qualifier that was postponed due to rain on July 1st, has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 29th at Bethel and will be granted to the winner of the regularly scheduled Sportsman feature.
The Poleshot Qualifiers, provides front row starting spots in the beginning qualifying races for the Summer of 69 event. It eliminates any chance of a poor drawing in Luck of the Draw.
Paul Martin (Bethel-Pete Gardner Memorial Race) Larry Mekic(Thunder Mtn.-Lightning on the Mountain Race) and Brian Papiez (Big Diamond-Anthracite Assault) have obtained pole shot qualifiers thus far.
Also on Saturday, August 5th. Sportsman will be running the ‘Roller Rocker’ Twin 25’s the winner of each 25 lap feature will be awarded a guaranteed starting spot for the Summer of 69 main event. The first feature will award 6th starting position and the second feature will award the 9th starting position.
The Summer of 69 is coming to Bethel Motor Speedway and will be the biggest race the speedway has ever held in it’s history. Along with being the biggest Sportsman race of the year in the entire country!

STREET STOCK RACING SEASON IS GETTING HOTTER AT BETHEL; BIG RACES ARE COMING UP!

This Saturday, July 29th is the much anticipated ‘Street Stock Stampede’ for our fan favorite class.
It is the first special race of the season for the street stockers. The race/stampede will be 40 Laps in distance and pay a handsome $ 500 to the winner of the race. Also the race will grant complete Lucky Dogs for lap cars that are currently on the track will receive lead lap status when a yellow is displayed, unless that particular car is the cause of the yellow. The night is also a double points night so there is a lot on the line there too, as it could really shake up the point standings by the end of the night.
Also up for grabs to win, is the final ‘Woodstocker’ Pole Shot Position Qualifier which ensures a front row starting position for the qualifying race for the big “Woodstocker” street stock race on Sunday, August 6th. The Poleshot will be awarded to the first driver across the finish line who doesn’t have a pole shot in their possession. Currently, Amber Van Orden is the only driver who has acquired one from her victory on Pete Gardner/Moc A Tek Memories Night.
On Sunday, August 6th the Woodstocker will be run as a special race in conjunction with Brett Deyo’s Short Track Super Series. This race is one of the highest paying street stock races in the region. The rules have been opened up some to allow street stocks to come in from other tracks and put their skills to the test against our fan favorite street stocks. The race will be equalized as all street stocks will be required to run street DOT radial tires which our own street stock drivers are not familiar with. The race is wide open as to who will win the $ 1,069 winner’s share. 24 cars are to start for this 40 lapper. $ 50 to take the green. Rules & Info can be found on bdmotorsportsmedia.com under ipcoming events, then click on Summer of 69.
Then on September, 23rd in conjunction with Strictly Z/TA Ebay Store & 4allclassiccarparts@gmail.com is pleased to announce that a high paying street stock race will also be held known as the ‘Detroit Iron 25’
Plus on Saturday, October 28th will be our Street Stock Shootout. The shootout race will also be following similar rules to the ‘Woodstocker” as street DOT tires will be utilized in this race as well. The race will be 40 laps in distance. The race is one of three races of an exciting tour that travels to Accord Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway as well.
The September, 23rd race will be titled as the Strictly Z/TA Ebay Store “Detroit Iron 25”. The 25 lap featured event will pay $500 to win. Also included on this night will be a 6 Lap Dash For Cash for the top six finishing drivers from their heat races (Top 3 from each heat). The Dash For Cash is presented by 4allclassiccarparts@gmail.com and will pay $100 to the winner of the 6 Lap Dash.
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July 24th, 2017

Pro Stock and Four Cylinder Novice features were postponed to a later date due to rain storms arriving at the speedway.

Sportsman Feature: 1. Ed Dachenhausen (Danbury, CT) 2. Rick Mill 3. Kyle Redner 4. Eric Moon 5. Milton Mann 6. Jeff Richardson 7. Dan Dulin 8. Matt Curry 9. Al Archiere

Modified Feature: 1. John Cote (New Milford, CT) 2. Blair Culhane 3. Joe DeGracia 4. Steve Galgano 5. Tyler Dachenhausen 6. Skip LaPolt 7. Paul French 8. Stephen Kammer 9. Rob Konikowski

Legends Feature: 1. Gillian Kirkpatrick (Washingtonville, NY ) 2. Mike Alcaro 3. Alex McCollum 4. Artie Pedersen III 5. Allan Pedersen 6. Eugene Drew 7. Colin Hoeffner 8. Peter Bennett 9. Sean Verwys 10. Jeff Lefcourt 11. Ryan Wood 12. Justin Brewster 13. Matt Maring 14. Chris Hammett 15. Mark Foster

Street Stock Feature: 1. Brian Bauerfeind (Callicoon, NY) 2. Amber VanOrden 3. Gary VanOrden Sr. 4. Walt Henry 5. Bill Deak Sr. 6. Phil Funcheon 7. Larry O’Donnell 8. Patty Falkena 9. Jessica Ricci 10. Mario Contarino DNS. Tanner Granacker

Four Cylinder Expert Feature: 1. Shawn Maloney (Liberty, NY) 2. David Donovan 3. Mike Travis 4. Ivan Guerra 5. Tim Curry 6. Cody Houghtaling 7. Billy Porter 8. John Houghtaling 9. Dan Curry DNS. Skip Morris

Bandolero Feature: 1. Mike Roth (North Branch, NY) 2. Anthony Bello 3. Joey Aungst 4. Teddy Cranmer 5. Katie Verwys
Beginner Bandolero Feature: 1. Nick Archiere (Danbury, CT) 2. Justin Aungst 3. Joey Lamontagne

DACHENHAUSEN BEATS THE RAIN; COMES HOME THE WINNER IN SPORTSMAN FEATURE

Sportsman feature racing action found slick racing conditions due to dampness in the air but the race was able to run its complete distance. The “Danbury Destroyer” Ed Dachenhausen found the conditions to his liking and was able to pull into Victory Lane for the first time this season. Dachenhausen led every lap and was able to keep the distance from top gun Rick Mill who came deep in the pack to finish a stout second. Defending champ, Kyle Redner looked to be strong towards the end of the race and brought it home third from his sixth starting position. Many race fan eyes were watching, as Eric Moon and Milton Mann raced each other hard throughout the race and scored top five finishes respectively in fourth and fifth.

In the BMS Modified feature race, Robbie Konikowski gripped his lead starting position and was off to a strong run alongside Steve Galgano. Konikowski, leading a few good laps was soon overtaken by Galgano, with John Cote sliding into second. Ultimately, mechanical failure would sideline Konikowski for the remainder of the race. Galgano was giving Cote a clean run for his money as laps wore away. Blair Culhane had worked his way to third by this point in the race, and with Cote now taking over the lead it wouldn’t be long before Culhane would plant himself in second before caution came out. Upon lift of the yellow flag Joe DeGracia, having made an impressive run coming up through the field, took over the third position from Galgano. Sure-handed Cote took the win, his second of the season. Hard charger Culhane held on for second, and a diligent DeGracia third.

The fan favorite street stocks brought the excitement in the beginning of the race as the drivers fanned out to four wide coming out of turn 2 on the initial laps with much passing going on, however as the pack traveled down the backstretch hotshoe Walt Henry got squeezed off the track and into the infield thus bringing out the yellow. When racing resumed, Gary Van Orden Sr. made a strong move to overtake early leader Larry O’Donnell but shortly after the yellow came out for Mario Contarino coming to a stop in turn 4 with mechanical trouble and was headed to the pits. On the restart, it was a drag race down the front stretch and second place running Brian Bauerfeind was able to get ahead of the savvy veteran Van Orden Sr coming out of turn two. Bauerfeind was on a mission coming from his eighth starting position and into the lead. Current point leader Amber VanOrden passed the elder VanOrden for second mid way thru the race and set her sights on Bauerfeind and began to close the gap, however on this night A. Van Orden was not able to challenge for the lead and finished second. VanOrden Sr. continued to be Mr. Consistency and finished third at the line over a fast comeback from Henry.

Four Cylinder Experts found another new winner of the season in the class. There have been seven different winners of the nine races that have been run thus far this season which is a big improvement from a year ago which found only three different winners in the class all season. Enduro and street stock racer Shawn Maloney led every lap of the feature fending off the challenges from former champ Ivan Guerra and also from another top enduro racer David Donovan. These expert four cylinders drivers raced hard but they did it clean as the race ran from green to the checkers with no yellows. Maloney took the glory of the win and made a triumphant return to victory lane. Donovan finished a strong second with a new car making its maiden voyage. Current point leader Mike Travis came from a last place starting position to grab yet another top three finish.

Familiar faces of the Legends division Gillian Kirkpatrick and Alex McCollum sat on the front row as the race began, regular winner McCollum trying the outside for a pass over polesitter Kirkpatrick. Former Bethel Motor Speedway Legends track champion “Captain America” Mike Alcaro made his return for the first time of the 2017 season to try his hand against the regular competitors. He soon staked second place over McCollum, determined to catch up to Kirkpatrick as she kept her sights on Legends victory. Bound for glory, there was no catching Kirkpatrick as laps ran out and after leading every lap of an entirely caution free race, she gallantly captured her second win of 2017. An unwavering Alcaro took home a strong second, with McCollum following suit and pulling off a podium finish in third.

Mikey Roth continued his hot streak in the regular Bandolero class as he and fellow top contender Anthony Bello had their sights set on victory, running side by side in a formidable battle as the green flag dropped. Bello, determined as ever for the win and perhaps to end the winning streak of Roth, gave it his all as he chased down the latter as laps ticked by. Roth soon established a lead more than half a straightaway ahead of Bello, unfaltering as he took the checkered flag for the sixth time this season whilst keeping his streak alive. A flying fast Bello took second, and a good run was had by Joey Aungst who took third.

In the Beginner Bandolero feature race, last week’s winner Nick Archiere darted right into the lead as the green flag waved. Regular runner Justin Aungst settled comfortably into second, followed by Joey LaMontagne in third. The running order did not falter, and with two to go Archiere was still holding on strong. He crossed the line to win his second feature in the Beginner Bandolero class, followed by Aungst and LaMontagne.

Pro Stock and Four Cylinder Novice features were postponed to a later date due to rain storms arriving at the speedway.

Sportsman Feature: 1. Ed Dachenhausen (Danbury, CT) 2. Rick Mill 3. Kyle Redner 4. Eric Moon 5. Milton Mann 6. Jeff Richardson 7. Dan Dulin 8. Matt Curry 9. Al Archiere

Modified Feature: 1. John Cote (New Milford, CT) 2. Blair Culhane 3. Joe DeGracia 4. Steve Galgano 5. Tyler Dachenhausen 6. Skip LaPolt 7. Paul French 8. Stephen Kammer 9. Rob Konikowski

Legends Feature: 1. Gillian Kirkpatrick (Washingtonville, NY ) 2. Mike Alcaro 3. Alex McCollum 4. Artie Pedersen III 5. Allan Pedersen 6. Eugene Drew 7. Colin Hoeffner 8. Peter Bennett 9. Sean Verwys 10. Jeff Lefcourt 11. Ryan Wood 12. Justin Brewster 13. Matt Maring 14. Chris Hammett 15. Mark Foster

Street Stock Feature: 1. Brian Bauerfeind (Callicoon, NY) 2. Amber VanOrden 3. Gary VanOrden Sr. 4. Walt Henry 5. Bill Deak Sr. 6. Phil Funcheon 7. Larry O’Donnell 8. Patty Falkena 9. Jessica Ricci 10. Mario Contarino DNS. Tanner Granacker

Four Cylinder Expert Feature: 1. Shawn Maloney (Liberty, NY) 2. David Donovan 3. Mike Travis 4. Ivan Guerra 5. Tim Curry 6. Cody Houghtaling 7. Billy Porter 8. John Houghtaling 9. Dan Curry DNS. Skip Morris

Bandolero Feature: 1. Mike Roth (North Branch, NY) 2. Anthony Bello 3. Joey Aungst 4. Teddy Cranmer 5. Katie Verwys
Beginner Bandolero Feature: 1. Nick Archiere (Danbury, CT) 2. Justin Aungst 3. Joey Lamontagne

Pro Stocks

POS
CAR
DRIVER
TOTAL
BEHIND
132ED BUTLER***(11), BETHEL, NY1126
219PORTER CRAWSON, LONG EDDY, NY808-318
32.5MAC CRAWSON**, LONG EDDY, NY727-399
45LARRY O'DONNELL***, MONTICELLO, NY598-528
526GARY GAMBLE, LIBERTY, NY461-665
612JOSH WILBUR, WHT SULPHUR SPRINGS, NY442-684
747JOHN ROOD, ELLENVILLE, NY372-754
811GENE MORTON, WOODBOURNE, NY360-766
961GLENN RICHARD, MONROE, CT324-802
1028JOHN ROESE, MIDDLEBURGH, NY262-864
1121JOE BARNES, ELDRED, NY220-906
12754BILL VAN AKEN, SUNDOWN, NY125-1,001
1336BBOB POLICASTRO, CORTLAND MANOR, NY76-1,050
1436MIKE POLICASTRO, CORTLAND MANOR, NY72-1,054
1520ERIC KOCHER, DANIELSVILLE, PA68-1,058
1677HJIM HELT, MIDDLETOWN, NY62-1,064
177BRIAN BAUERNFEIND, CALLICOON, NY61-1,065
1807kKYLE WELSCH, NARROWSBURG, NY54-1,072
19M25MARK SYLVESTER, TAFTON, PA26-1,100
2027BRAYDEN SPENCER, BERWICK, PA21-1,105
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