May 5th, 2018

RACE RESULTS (TOP 3), SATURDAY, MAY 5TH, 2018
Bethel, NY, May 5, 2018– “Feel the Excitement at Bethel Speedway”

Results :
Sportsman Feature : 1. Ed Dachenhausen, Danbury, CT. 2. Jerry Curry 3. Kyle
Redner 4. Rich Coons 5. Chris Cook 6. Rick Mill 7. Shawn Maloney

Modified Feature: 1. Tyler Dachenhausen, Danbury, CT. 2. John Cote 3. Wayne
Kirkpatrick 4. Steve Conklin 5. Mike Dutka 6. Stephen Kammer 7. Scott Quick

Legends Feature: 1. Alex McCollum, Phillipsburg, NJ. 2. Joe Graf Jr. 3. Joe Graf Sr. 4.
Teddy Bowen 5. Eugene Drew 6. Sean Verwys 7. Mike Policastro 8. Derek Debbis 9.
Eric LeBrun 10. Jeffrey Lefcourt 11. Luke LeBrun 12. James Anderson 13. Conner
Piasecki

Pro Stock Feature: 1. Ed Butler, Bethel, NY 2. Larry O’Donnell 3. John Roese DNS.
Gary Gamble 

Street Stock Feature: 1. Bill Deak Jr. Bantam, CT 2. Walt Henry 3. Bill Deak Sr. 4.
Brian Bauerfeind 5. Patty Falkena 6. Ernie Millen 7. Frank Maiori DNS. Eddie Jones Jr.

Four Cylinder Pure Stock Feature: 1. Robert Beach, Hurleyville, NY.  2. Cliff Levinson
3. John Houghtaling 4. Dan Houghtaling 5. Jeff Degroat 6. David Donavan 7. Jeffrey
Tubbs 8. Cody Houghtaling 9. Richard Smith 10. Tabitha Riordan 11. Joe Smith DNS.
Tasha Curry DNS. Eric Spellman

Bandolero Feature: 1. Mike Roth, North Branch, NY. 2. Garrett Zacharias 3. Joey
Aungst 4. Brian Rygielski 5. Evan Rygielski 6. Seth Zacharias 7. Nick Archiere 8. Katie
Verwys 9. Justin Aungst 10. Joey Lamontagne

Beginner Bandolero Feature: 1. Colton Geary, Waymart, PA. 2. Kaden Rogers 3.
Monica Deckelman 4. Leland Oefelein

Pit Crew / Fan Uniform Contest

Bethel Motor Speedway is pleased to announce that on this Saturday, April 28th will be our Pit Crew/Fan
Uniform Contest to be held during our intermission on the front stretch at the speedway.
We encourage all race teams to get their pit crews and dedicated fans dressed up with uniformity and to
promote the race team & sponsors they are affiliated with. Uniformed race teams generally have
matching shirts, hats, buttons, ribbons, banners, signs, etc. to show their dedication of their favorite team.
Often the uniforms match the race cars colors and can display their drivers name, car number, and
sponsors.
This year we will be doing a contest, which will be judged off a combination of the following criteria:
Creativity, Professionalism, Styling, and the amount of Pit Crew/Fans per race team.
The Pit Crew/Fan Contest will have a prizes to the Top 3 in the contest. Prizes will go to the senior driver
of each race team. Come out and be a part of the Pit Crew/Fan Uniform Contest on Saturday, April 28th
at the Speedway. Show your colors, support your race team & sponsors!
Next Saturday, May 5 th is Little League Night, Free admission to all students in baseball uniforms. (Batter
up!) All Classes will be racing plus a BMS Mods30 lap feature event. (Double Points).

April 21st, 2018

Results :
Sportsman Feature : 1. Rick Mill of New Windsor, NY. 2. Kyle Redner 3. Ed Dachenhausen 4. Rich Coons 5. Dan Dulin 6. Matt Curry 7. Shawn Maloney 8. Chris Cook 9. Jerry Curry
Modified Feature: 1. John Cote of New Milford, CT. 2. Joe DeGracia 3. Steve Conklin 4. Tyler Dachenhausen 5. Wayne Kirkpatrick 6. Jim Fugel 7. Stephen Kammer 8. Scott Quick 9. Mike Dutka
Legends Feature: 1. Mike Policastro of Cortland Manor, NY 2. Teddy Bowen 3. Sean Verwys 4. Chris Gall 5. Luke LeBrun 6. Connor Piasecki 7. James Anderson 8. Peter Bennett.
Street Stock Feature: 1. Walt Henry of Walden, NY 2. Bill Deak Sr. 3. Bill Deak Jr. 4. Patty Falkena 5. Jeff Hager 6. Brian Bauerfeind 7. Frank Maiori 8. Eddie Jones Jr. DNS. Ernie Millen
Four Cylinder Pure Stock Feature: 1. Vinny Degraw of Monticello, NY. 2. John Houghtaling 3. Cliff Levinson 4. Tabitha Riordan DNS. Don Rogers
Bandolero Feature: 1. Mike Roth of North Branch, NY. 2. Joey Aungst 3. Evan Rygielski 4. Katie Verwys 5. Connor Souza 6. Justin Aungst 7. Nick Archiere 8. Bryan Rygielski 9. Nicolas Hovey DNS. Joey Lamontagne
Beginner Bandolero Feature: 1. Ty Smith of Eldred, NY. 2. Giovanni Ruggiero 3. Kaden Rogers 4. Madeline Hovey 5. Leland Oofelein 6. Jordan Smith 7. Monica Deckelman
Enduro Feature: 1. Mike Travis of Liberty, NY. 2. Cliff Levinson 3. Cody Houghtaling

CLOSE RACING ACTION PROVIDES EXCITEMENT AT BETHEL’S OPENER

April, 21st 2018

This past Saturday proved to be a chilly but even more exciting Opening Night presented by Affordable Home Improvements at Bethel Motor Speedway as they kicked off the 2018 race season.

Seasoned chauffeur Rick Mill proved he has the early season gusto despite the cooler tempartures as he wired the Extreme Kleaner Sportsman field by leading every lap of the feature. Mill had to look over his shoulder though as he had former champion Kyle Redner keeping pace and putting the pressure on during the race duration. Versatile racer Ed Dachenhausen quickly came to third position as he marched through the field in it’s early stage and caught up to the second place running Redner, but did not find the opening to capture second.

Long time campaigner, John Cote had the hot ticket on opening night as he capitalized on his pole position for the feature by leading every lap. Cote who had his hands full with Nascar Whelen Modified Series rookie Joe DeGracia running a stout second. DeGracia tried to pass Cote both on the high side and low side as Cote negotiated lap traffic but came up a car length short at the dual checkered flags. Former champion, Steve Conklin came up thru the field in the early stages and ran as high as second, but brought home a third place finish despite a late race handling issue.

Legends racing found former Bandolero champion, Mike Policastro in a new ride for the 2018 season. For the opener, it proved to be the winning combination as he led every lap despite a strong challenge from Chemung campaigner Teddy Bowen. Bowen was hot on his tail throughout the race and made several attempts to nose by on the inside but Policastro was able to shut the door each time. Policastro was able to get to the stripe first and collect his first career Legends overall win at Bethel over Bowen and hard charger Sean Verwys who came from the last to finish third by race end.

Shakelton Auto Parts Street Stock action found hot shoe Walt Henry leading every lap to take home his first win of the season despite heavy challenges from veteran street stock racers Jeff Hager and Bill Deak Sr. As Henry led, Hager and Deak Sr. stayed in close pursuit as they swapped position several times. Deak Sr. come home second as Hager encountered a late race issue which prompted Bill Deak Jr. to finish a close third trailing his father across the line.

Four Cylinder Pure Stocks found a nail biting battle between Vinny Degraw and John Houghtaling. The drivers ran side by side for fifteen laps, trading the lead back and forth each lap until finally with five to go Degraw found he had the better car on this night as the strong running Houghtaling began to fade in the last few remaining laps thus handing the hard fought victory to Degraw. Cliff Levinson came across the line in third who followed closely behind the leaders for the entire race.

Mike Roth, last year’s Bandolero champion picked up where he left off last year as he picked up the opening night feature win. Roth made a pass into first on Lap 3 getting by a strong running Joey Aungst then cruised to victory over Aungst and third place finishing Evan Rygielski..

The Beginner Bandolero feature found Ty Smith leading every lap and holding off a determined Giovanni Ruggiero to pick up his first ever career win. Kaden Rogers rounded out the top three as he crossed the finish line.

Enduro guru, Mike Travis outdistanced the competition to take home his first win of the season.

Other news off the track will find Mobile-Medic as the official weekly ambulance for the 2018 race season. Also announced was the ‘Sweet Sixteen’ which is a racer participation program that sweetens the weekly purse with monetary increases when sixteen or more cars start a feature in their respective division. Street Stocks will also be seeing a weekly increase in their purse compared to previous seasons as a reward for their improved attendance this past season.

Next Saturday, April 28th finds the speedway bringing out the excitement with all classes in action plus Vintage Modifieds and a Pit Crew / Fan Uniform Contest at intermission.

Results :

Sportsman Feature : 1. Rick Mill of New Windsor, NY. 2. Kyle Redner 3. Ed Dachenhausen 4. Rich Coons 5. Dan Dulin 6. Matt Curry 7. Shawn Maloney 8. Chris Cook 9. Jerry Curry
Modified Feature: 1. John Cote of New Milford, CT. 2. Joe DeGracia 3. Steve Conklin 4. Tyler Dachenhausen 5. Wayne Kirkpatrick 6. Jim Fugel 7. Stephen Kammer 8. Scott Quick 9. Mike Dutka
Legends Feature: 1. Mike Policastro of Cortland Manor, NY 2. Teddy Bowen 3. Sean Verwys 4. Chris Gall 5. Luke LeBrun 6. Connor Piasecki 7. James Anderson 8. Peter Bennett.
Street Stock Feature: 1. Walt Henry of Walden, NY 2. Bill Deak Sr. 3. Bill Deak Jr. 4. Patty Falkena 5. Jeff Hager 6. Brian Bauerfeind 7. Frank Maiori 8. Eddie Jones Jr. DNS. Ernie Millen
Four Cylinder Pure Stock Feature: 1. Vinny Degraw of Monticello, NY. 2. John Houghtaling 3. Cliff Levinson 4. Tabitha Riordan DNS. Don Rogers
Bandolero Feature: 1. Mike Roth of North Branch, NY. 2. Joey Aungst 3. Evan Rygielski 4. Katie Verwys 5. Connor Souza 6. Justin Aungst 7. Nick Archiere 8. Bryan Rygielski 9. Nicolas Hovey DNS. Joey Lamontagne
Beginner Bandolero Feature: 1. Ty Smith of Eldred, NY. 2. Giovanni Ruggiero 3. Kaden Rogers 4. Madeline Hovey 5. Leland Oofelein 6. Jordan Smith 7. Monica Deckelman
Enduro Feature: 1. Mike Travis of Liberty, NY. 2. Cliff Levinson 3. Cody Houghtaling

Opening Day Saturday, April 21st presented by Affordable Home Improvements

All classes will be racing plus the “Ice Cracker” 40 lap Enduro paying $400 to win! (based on 20 entries). Points begin for all classes. Draw- Redraw for starting positions. Gates open @ 2:30pm, Practice @4:00pm, Racing @ 6:00, Prime time racing @ 7:00pm. Note: Rain date for Opening Night is Sunday, April 22 @ 1:00pm. “Feel the Excitement at Bethel Speedway!”

Hoosier Racing Tires are the Official Tires of Bethel Speedway

Official Bethel Speedway Announcement, April 2 nd , 2018:
Hoosier Racing Tires are the official tires for the 2018 racing season at Bethel Speedway. East
Coast Speed, Middletown, NY, will be the distributor for Hoosier Tires at Bethel Speedway. A
limited inventory of Hoosier Tires will be available at Bethel Speedway. Arrangements should
be made in advance to get tires at the track.
In order to receive point fund money and contingency awards from either Hoosier Tire or East
Coast Speed, Hoosier decals must be displayed on upper front door, both sides of the race car.
The driver and car owner must be members of Bethel Speedway to receive point fund money.
DIRT Sportsman must race on four (4) Hoosier dirt Modified tires. Compounds available are D-
300 (Soft)(front tires only), D-400 (Hard), D-500 (Extra Hard) on right rear only.
BMS Mods, Pro Stock, & Street Stock must race on four (4) G-60 Hoosier race tires. There are
two cast sizes of the Hoosier G-60 tires, and all are the same compound. The retail price for
the Hoosier G-60 is $115.00 plus sales tax.
Note: These 4 race divisions listed above will have until May 31st to use up all other brand of
race tires. After June 1 st , all 4 above divisions MUST be on Hoosier racing tires.
Please read individual division rules, or special event rules for any provisions, or variations of
the above rules.

Slow Snow Melt and Rains Cancel Bethel Test and Tune Session

Mother Nature has not been kind to Bethel Speedway in regards to precipitation during pre-season prep
work, and has forced the cancellation of its April 7 th test and tune session. From snow, to rain, to three
straight Nor’easters, it has been a difficult go of it to prepare the facility to open for it’s first test and
tune session.
Bethel Speedway general manager George Van Arsdall, Jr. stated,”It’s been a very slow process. Mother
Nature has been relentless this March and April. Pre-season prep work has been very slow going due to
weather conditions, extensive clean up, and repair work. We want the facility to be ready for our
patrons.”
Scheduled for Saturday April 14 th is the 'Ice Cracker' Enduro (4cyl/6cyl.) 40 Laps $400 to Win* (*based on
20 car entries), Vintage Modifieds Twin 15's, plus points begin for INEX sanctioned Legends, Bandoleros,
& Four Cylinder Pure Stock $150 to Win. Practice for all other classes. Practice starts at 4:00pm and
Racing at 600:pm. Grandstand admissions; Adults & Seniors $5.00, Students & Children FREE, Pits:
Members $20.00, Non Members $30.00. Enduro $40.00. Purchase your Bethel Memberships & Pit
Parking spaces.
“Opening Night” Saturday April 21 st . All classes are racing. (Draw /redraw) Points begin for all classes.
Plus Enduro Dash, 40 laps, $400. to win based on 20 entries. “Feel the Excitement at Bethel Speedway!”

BETHEL SPEEDWAY TO BE REPRESENTED AT TWO VENUES SIMULTANEOUSLY

Blauvelt, NY, March 18, 2018– On the weekend of March 24 & 25, Bethel Speedway will be participating at both the OCFS Motorsports Show in Middletown, NY. and the Anthracite Auto Speed Sport Showcase Show, Scranton, PA., promoting Bethel Speedway. Bethel Speedway will have a booth at the OCFS Motorsports Show, promoting the speedway, providing schedules, selling parking spots, and memberships (last weekend to purchase memberships at a reduced cost). George Van Arsdall Jr., Bethel Speedway General Manager, as well as select speedway staff members, will be available to answer questions about the upcoming racing season. On Saturday afternoon (Noon to 2pm) at the same venue, 2017 Sportsman Champion Jeff Richardson will be available at the Bethel booth to share chassis setups, helping to prepare a DIRT Sportsman car to race on asphalt at Bethel Speedway. Jeff Richardson has over 50 feature wins and 5 Championships at Bethel. Also on Saturday, March 24th , in another state, Bethel Speedway Promoter Peter “Crackers” Reynolds will be at the Anthracite Auto Speed Sport Showcase, Scranton, PA. promoting Bethel Speedway. “Crackers” will be in the Moc-A-Tek reunion booth on Saturday afternoon. The main focus is to promote Saturday, May 26, 2018. On this date Bethel Speedway will host “Military Night” along with the Moc-A-Tec Reunion. The night will include the 1st Sportsman Asphalt Challenge Race honoring Pete Gardner in the Pete Gardner Memorial 56 lap race. The race will pay a hefty $1,000. to win, and is sponsored by HIG Fab Race Cars. This night will also have a full schedule of racing. “Crackers” cited, “I am looking forward to going to the Scranton show, I participated in the show in 1996 with the #73 Kneisel house car and have a lot of racing friends from Moc-A-Tec Speedway. For several years Allan Shiffler drove the Crackers Motorsports’ #73 at Moc-A-Tek Speedway. Ed Tauschman a dear friend, was the Crew Chief of the #73 and was a big supporter of Moc-A-Tec Speedway. On Sunday afternoon, at the OCFS Motorsports Show, tentatively around 1:30pm, Bethel Speedway will have a Press Conference introducing Extreme Energy Solutions’ Extreme Kleaner as the division sponsor for the DIRT Sportsman division. Extreme Kleaner sample bottles will be available. www.ExtremeKleaner.com It is going to be a full, busy weekend for Bethel Speedway. “Feel the Excitement at Bethel Speedway!”
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Bethel’s Street Stock to be Tuned Up By Shakelton Auto and Truck.

Blauvelt, [ST], March 15, 2018– Peter Reynolds, promoter for Bethel Speedway is proud to announce a sponsorship agreement has been signed with Shakelton Auto & Truck Centers, (NAPA) as the division sponsor for the Street Stock division for the 2018 points season. Shakelton Auto & Truck Centers has been involved with Bethel Speedway for many years, and now has (10) ten NAPA stores located in Sullivan, Orange, Delaware, and Ulster Counties in NY, and Pike County in North-Eastern Pennsylvania. This sponsorship will help increase the drivers’ point fund for the Street Stock division. Each car, team, driver competing in the Street Stock division, must have the Shakelton Auto & Truck Centers decal on the upper door of all cars, in order to be eligible for point fund monies. President George Shakelton is excited about this sponsorship with Bethel Speedway as the Street Stock division sponsor. “Short track, Grassroots racing at its best!” exclaimed George Shakelton. “We are excited to be involved with Bethel Motor Speedway, as a lot of our customers’ race, or attend the speedway weekly.

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