July 15th 2018:
Bethel Motor Speedway presented their first special Sunday show with the Skelly’s Towing Zoom & Doom Afternoon. Many fans came out to see a different type of racing excitement as the Crate Sportsman, Four Cylinder ‘Hippie Bowl’, Enduro, Legends, and Bandoleros were on the card.
Dan Curry led every lap to earn a much praised victory in the Four Cylinder Pure Stock’s biggest race of the year, known as the ‘Hippie Bowl’. The race gets it’s name as speedway is in the same town as the original Woodstock Music Festival that was held in 1969. Curry must have had his car on a timer, as right after the completion of the races final 40 th lap, the engine went up in smoke. While Curry led every lap, the racing was intense behind the leader as cars were going three, sometimes four wide as they jockeyed for positions much to the fan’s delight.
Veteran hot shoe, Rich Coons sizzled the competition for the race season’s second special Crate Sportsman race. The pavement was hot in the sun along with heavy overnight rains generating many cars to have a loose condition. Coons found the track to his liking as he powered his West Point Tours # 27 to the front as other top contenders faded back in the pack. Billy Eggers Jr. saw a good run come to an end when he suffered a flat tire in the races final laps. At the finish it was Rich Coons picking up his first feature win of the season, over an impressive run by rookie Chris Cook. Orange County Fair Speedway regular, Bryan Jones brought home a strong third place finish.
Invading driver, Daniel Carter has found a quick liking to the Bethel bull ring as he upped his finishing position from the previous nights runner-up finish. Carter who normally campaigns at Chemung Speedrome took home his first feature win of the season at Bethel in commanding fashion at the finish line. Carter had a strong weekend running the double header and impressed many of Bethel’s fans.
Mike Roth found the hot track to his liking as he was able to get the lead early and maintain that lead despite a late race caution. On the restart, Katie Verwys made a charge for the lead but Roth proved to be too strong and picked up his ninth feature win of the season at Bethel. Verwys finished second over Justin Aungst and Brian Rygielski.
Tim Curry returned to the speedway and came away with a big victory in the ultra-competitive 75 lap enduro. Action was abound all over the track as they ran in three wide in many areas, despite with disabled cars situated on the track.
Crate Sportsman Feature : 1. Rich Coons, Montgomery, NY 2. Chris Cook 3. Bryan Jones 4. Jerry Curry 5. Billy Eggers Jr. 6. Matt Curry 7. Shawn Maloney 8. Richie Eggers
Legends Feature: 1. Daniel Carter, Cortland, NY 2. Sean Verwys 3. Eugene Drew 4. Jeffrey Lefcourt 5. James Anderson
Bandolero Feature: 1. Mike Roth, North Branch, NY 2. Katie Verwys 3. Justin Aungst 4. Brian Rygielski 5. Joey Aungst 6. Kaden Rogers 7. Monica Deckelman 8. Evan Rygielski