Bethel Motor Speedway is pleased to announce that 4 Cyl. / 6 Cyl. Enduros will be in action at the quarter mile paved asphalt track in 2017. The Enduros are scheduled to run seven times in 2017, with the first coming on Saturday, April 15th. The race will be titled as an “Enduro Dash” which will see the run being 40 Laps paying $ 400.00 to the winner (Based on 15 car entries). Enduro Dash races will also be run on June 3rd, June 10th, August 26th, September 9th, & September 30th. Enduro Dash races will have a $40 entry fee. Four Cylinder Pure Stocks are also legal for Enduro, on the nights when they are racing in their regular scheduled classes, they will also be encouraged to run the Enduro on the same night, those cars may enter the Enduro for an additional $20.
The biggest Enduro will be held on Sunday, June 25th. The “Catskill Clash” Enduro will be 100 Laps paying $1,000 to win(Based on 30 car entries with a $50 entry fee).
Speedway Promoter / Race Controller Mike Hager states ” I’m very excited to see this very affordable form of racing at Bethel in 2017. I think this track is perfect for them and will put on some action packed racing” he also added “There are many of these type cars available and cheap, that have various issues that put them off the highways but should have no affect at the speedway”. Hager also noted that he sees the Enduros being more sophisticated at an asphalt track compared to those run on dirt. General Manager Paul Degracia is also looking forward to the enduro racing, “We need to get more people at the track, being that this is so affordable, I am hoping it will open the door to new racers who will come then continue to race at Bethel for many years.
Rules : Easy to compete; open to any driver 14yrs and up. Any FWD Four or Six Cylinder passenger cars from 1978-2007; no sports cars, convertibles, AWD, or 4WD. Six Cylinder cars must be automatic transmission. Cars must have a minimum four-point roll bar with a steel bar installed across the back of seat support at the level of just below driver shoulder height. Roll bars must be made of 1 ½” tubing. Driver must have Snell S/A approved full face helmet with driver suit. Suitable gloves and shoes are also mandatory. VIN # must be retained, unaltered, in stock location, and visible for inspection. Minor non-visible bracing for structure and radiator protection is tolerated for front & rear of cars. For full rules visit track website www.bethelmotorspeedway.com and click on Enduro Rules in the rules section.
The race season is quickly approaching as we watch the snow melting away. Come check us out on our free general admission Practice Nights at 4pm scheduled for April 8th & April 15th. Also Legends and Bandolero will be in competition on those nights. Northeast Vintage Modified Twin 20’s & 40 Lap Enduro $400 to win (Based on 15 car entries) is also scheduled for April 15th.