BETHEL, NY – With less than a week remaining before the prestigious Alliance Shippers’ LegendStock IX at Bethel Motor Speedway, it has been announced that the purse has now reached $10,000, officially making it the highest-paid Legends race in the Northeast.

In addition to the unique three-foot guitar-shaped trophies that has become the trademark of the race which are awarded to all of the division winners – Pro, Masters, Semi Pro, and Young Lions – the overall race winner will collect a $3,000 payday. Second will pay $1,500, and third will pay $1,000. All drivers taking the green in the A-main 50-lap INEX Asphalt Nationals qualifier will take home a minimum of $100. Drivers taking the green in the B-main that do not transfer to the A-main will collect $50. There are also several bonuses on the line, including Hard Charger and Halfway Leader.

Bandoleros will also take part in a 20-lap national championship race, and the Outlaw and Bandit division winners will each take home a guitar trophy.

The entry list has ballooned over the past several weeks, and already includes drivers from seven different states and Canada. The entry fee for Legends cars is $70 up to August 2, and $85 on or after August 3. Entry forms and additional information are available by using the LegendStock link on the Bethel Motor Speedway web site,

The headline race on Saturday will be preceded by practice and INEX points races on Friday, August 5. Gates open at 12 noon, with practice beginning at 2 pm. At 6 pm, INEX points races will begin, with each division competing separately. The pit entry fee for Friday is $30 per person. There is no additional fee for the car.

The gates open at 12 noon on Saturday as well, with practice beginning at 1 pm. In addition to the Legends and Bandoleros, the 4 Cylinder Advanced and Novice classes will be on the schedule. Grandstand admission is just $8, and children five years of age and under are admitted free of charge.

More information can be obtained online at, or by calling (845) 319-7908 Tuesday through Friday from 9 am until 6 pm.