RICHARDSON ON A ROLL; PICKS UP ANOTHER SPORTSMAN WIN!

Longtime veteran driver, Jeff Richardson appears to be a late season force as he picked up his sixth win of the season and extended his point lead as he seeks to accomplish another track championship at the speedway. Kyle Redner was the early leader and seemed to be destined for the win until he started showing signs of fuel system problems which allowed Richardson to seize opportunity and take over the lead. Rick Mill came from deep in the pack and was closing in on the leader but ran out of time as the checkers flew but had to be content with a second place. Summer of 69 winner Ed Dachenhausen came home third with newcomer Brandon McGill coming home fourth in his first visit of the year. Redner was able to hang on to fifth in the running order to despite his mechanical issues.

Modifieds had a busy night as they had their regular feature along with a holdover feature to run. In the holdover feature, Skip Lapolt was the early leader with former Rookie of the Year, Joe Degracia running closely behind. After a long caution period, the race was restarted and found Degracia jumping out into the lead and pace setting the field for the remainder of laps. When all was said and done, Degracia found himself in victory lane for the third time this season. In the modifieds regular feature event found Skip LaPolt picking up win number two of the season but albeit with a whole different car. LaPolt found the need to switch from a stock clip car to a tubular sk type chassis, that switch appeared to be the right one as he outclassed the field for the feature, Degracia finished a strong night with a runner up finish in the nightcap followed by the return of former track champion Steve Conklin who brought the fan favorite racer to a third place finish.

Pro Stocks were just as busy as the modifieds as they to were running double features this past Saturday. It proved to be a great night for Ed Butler who is currently second in the point standings but closed in the margin on this night. Butler picked up his sixth win of the season in dramatic fashion in the holdover feature event. Butler had to come thru the pack not just once but twice to prove that he would not be denied a feature win. In the regular feature, again Butler moved his way from the back to the front and got the lead. Butler pulled and powered away for his seventh win of the season as he makes a serious bid for the track championship.

The fan favorite street stock class again had the fans on the edge of their seats as they cheered for their favorite drivers. The race found Mario Contarino, Bill Deak Sr, and JB Morris all running in tight formation lap after lap all trying to obtain and hold the lead position. Meanwhile, top guns Amber VanOrden and Kyle Welsch worked their way up thru the field from deep in the pack. VanOrden got to the top three leaders first and was able to pick off one car per lap before obtaining the much coveted lead position, Welsch was also able to work his way thru into second and began to challenge VanOrden. It came down to the last lap with VanOrden holding on by half a car length at the finish line, with Welsch finishing in a close runner up finish. A. VanOrden picked up her fifth win of the season and was able to extend her point lead in doing so.

Legends feature racing found newcomer young lion, Derek Debbis picking up his first career win at the speedway. He outdistanced a strong running Peter Bennett who placed a stout second as he tries to close in the margin on the current point leader in his rookie season at Bethel.

Joe Smith picked up his second win of the season in Four Cylinder Expert action, Robert Beach continues his strong August into September as he picked up his fourth and fifth wins of the season as he dominated both the holdover and regular feature in Four Cylinder Novice.

Mike Roth continues to be the Bandolero guru as his excellent driving abilities brought him home into victory lane for the ninth time this season. Nick Archiere continues to get quicker and gain experience as he picked win number five in the Beginner Bandolero Feature.

August 26th, 2017

LegendStock
1: Jim Sylvester, Overall and Master
2: Artie Pedersen, Pro Winner
3: Brad Lowmaster, Semi Pro Winner
4: Christopher Lilly
5: Will Lambros, Young Lions Winner
6; Allan Pedersen
7: Steve Chapman
8: Derrick Debbis
9: Max Evans
10: Dino Lambros
11: Peter Bennett
12: Charles Lohmeyer
13: Eugene Drew
14: Chris Hammett
15: Todd Shockman
16: Trevor Halladay
17: Steve Woytysiak
18: Sean Verwys
19: Noah Korner
20: Mike Alcaro
21: Brett Graham
22: Joe Graf
23: Jeff Lefcourt
DQ: Alex Mccollum, Teddy Hodgden

BANDOLERO NATIONALS BANDITS:
1 Landon Rapp
2 Zachary Miracle
3 Kade Brown
4 Katie Verwys
5 Joseph Jr. Aungst
6 Dylan Dowe
7 Max Hennebaul
8 Kenneth Henderson
9 Brian F. Rygielski
10 Seth Zacharias
11 Evan Rygielski
12 Leland D. Honeyman
13 Grant Thompson

BANDOLERO NATIONALS OUTLAW:
1 Cameron Bolin
2 Justin Gareis
3 Thomas “Tommy” Good
4 Garrett Zacharias
5 Michael Gannon
6 Kenneth Brady
7 Ethan Norfleet
8 Anthony Bello
9 Garin Mash
10 Michael Roth
11 Ashton Whitener
12 Max Brady
13 Joshua Speas
14 Conner Piasecki

BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY THURSDAY PRACTICE 8/31/2017

Attention Race Teams :

Bethel Motor Speedway will be having our next practice session Thursday August 31st. This is another good opportunity to shake down a new car, for new drivers to get acquainted with our speedway and their cars, for experienced race teams to try experimental set ups on their cars, to break in an engine, or just go out and have a fun time with an open speedway.

Practice will be run in two sessions; time schedules 2pm to 5pm (Afternoon) and in the 5pm to 8pm (Evening). One car is $75 per session.

Hope to see you there!

FRANK JASHEMBOWSKI PROVES TO BE A QUICK STUDY AT BETHEL; CAPTURES FEATURE WIN IN THIRD START

This past Saturday night during the ‘dog days of summer’ in August proved to be a memorable night for many in attendance. While all the races were not run due to another visit by Mother Nature, which will be made up at a later date

In Sportsman feature action, Frank Jashembowski who is most recognized as one of the top big block modified drivers during it’s glory DIRT era at Orange County Fair Speedway captured his first career feature win at Bethel in only his third feature start at the speedway and following his third place finish in the big ‘Summer of 69’ $ 6900 to win race that was held just two weeks ago.

Jashembowski ran a steady second in the beginning stages of the race while applying pressure on current race leader and former track champion Jerry Curry. Curry did his best to hold off the challenges of the strong running Jashembowski, until Curry slid up the track in turn two opening the inside groove which Jashembowski pounced into. As they drag raced down the backstretch, Jashembowski was able to lead Curry into turn three and take control of the lead which he never relinquished. Al Archiere who has also been running strong of late worked his way up through the pack and passed Curry for second midway through the feature, while fast Archiere wasn’t able to close the gap on Jashembowski. Kyle Redner debuted a new looking machine and was fast out of the box and was able to get by Curry for third in the closing stage of the feature as he also closed in on the current point leader in the standings.

The win for Jashembowski wasn’t only a memorable one but an emotional victory as well. The win was dedicated to his nephew Kyle who passed away suddenly earlier this year and was a big part of the car that Frank wheeled to Victory Lane. I’m sure Kyle was smiling and rooting from above to see such an outstanding race.

Legends feature action found current point leader and defending Legendstock winner Alex McCollum and veteran multi-time featue winning INEX Legend driver Mike Alcaro in a spirited duel for the lead throughout the race. The duo swapped the lead back and forth several times before a crucial yellow flag that was thrown just as McCollum had captured the lead at the halfway point. The restart proved to be single file and allowed McCollum to maintain his lead despite several hard spirited challenges by Alcaro in the final stages of the race. McCollum collected his tenth victory of the season at Bethel. Alcaro didn’t pass tech inspection due to improper ride height, so second place was credited to Noah Korner and third place went to Steven Chapman.

Pro Stocks ran a holdover feature that was left over from July, 22 and proved once again to be the ‘Ed and Kenny Show’ as Ed Butler and Kenny Atkins have been the only two pro stock drivers to crack into Victory Lane this year. Both Butler and Atkins has to come from the back to win and normally whoever gets thru the traffic first ends up being the winner. Butler muscled his way thru first by overtaking Gene Morton for the lead. Atkins was able to work his way into second and challenged Butler for the lead but found out that Butler was too strong in this race as he captured his fifth feature win of the season and is doing his best to close in the point gap between him and current point leader Atkins. Jim Helt was able to come home third at the checkers/

Walt Henry made a bold dynamite move in the early stages of the race to acquire the lead and beating the other street stock top guns for the remainder of the feature. Henry would not to be denied his third feature win of the season as he crossed the checkers first with his beautiful GM crate powered Monte Carlo over last weeks feature winner Gary VanOrden Sr. and current point leader Amber VanOrden who came across in third. Henry was quite happy in victory lane as he was able to close in the points gap deficit as he is in the hunt for the track championship.

Mikey Travis is the class of the field of 4 Cylinder Experts coming from last to first to win number seven of the season. Ivan Guerra and Shawn Maloney lead the field to the initial start. Mikey Travis worked to the point by the end of lap five, followed by Maloney, David Donovan, Guerra, Cody Houghtaling. The race would finish in that order, as the race went caution free, keeping Mikey Travis’ win streak alive at four. Following post race tech it was Travis, Maloney, Guerra, and Houghtaling.

In Four Cylinder Novice Feature action, found last place starting Vinny Degraw coming from deep in the pack to take over the lead after battling the current leader Cliff Levinson for ten laps of a door to door duel for the lead before making the pass complete. This duel allowed Nick Curry to charge thru the field as well catching up to the two leaders. Curry was able to work his way past Levinson for second and set his sight on Degraw. Curry was able to close the gap in the final stage of the race and got door to door coming down the frontstretch with Degraw barely beating Curry by a fender at the finish line for his second feature win of the season in exciting action packed fashion.

Mike Roth has proven to be a top force in Bandoleros this season. Roth cruised to his eighth victory of the season and has now become the point leader in the division in his quest for the track championship. Mike Roth and Connor Piasecki hammered down out of turn four to decide who would make it to turn one first on the initial green flag. Roth would win the battle. The field slowed for a spin in turn four, to reset the battle for the top spot between Roth and Piasecki. Roth once again won the battle to the first turn on the restart. The field slowed two more times for separate spins, with no change in the top spots. Now the field was at the halfway mark of the race, making it a single file restart for Roth. It would be Roth and Piasecki single file to turn one, with Anthony Bello firing it in deep for third over Katie Verwys. At the checkers Roth would extend his lead, followed by Piasecki, Verwys.

Nick Archiere easily cruised to his fourth feature victory of the season in the Beginner Bandoleros and is really consistent hitting his marks each and every week at the speedway.

All racing with the exception of Bethel Modifieds, which had six laps in the books, Pro Stocks and 4 cylinder Novice regularly scheduled events were concluded before the rains halted the program. Make up dates for these events will be announced at a later date by speedway management. This coming weekend is Legendstock 2017, and Bandolero Nationals, running simultaneously over the course of Friday and Saturday. Friday is practice and inspection for Bandoleros, and Legend cars. Saturday, Alliance Shippers presents “Legendstock 2017” 50 Laps $3,000 to win. Bandolero Nationals 50 Laps. Plus Sportsman & 40 Lap Enduro Dash* (Sportsman & Enduro are subject to change). Rain Date is SUN 8/27.

August 12th, 2017

BMS Modified Feature: 1.Tyler Dauchenhausen 2.Joe DeGracia 3.Blair Culhane 4.John Cote 5.Skip LaPolt
6.Stephan Kammer 7.Robbie Konikowski

Pro Stock Feature: 1.Kenny Atkins 2.Ed Butler 3.Mikey Policastro 4.Gene Morton 5.Brent Shaddock 6.Jim
Helt 7.Arthur McArthur

Street Stock Feature: 1.Gary Van Orden 2.Amber VanOrden 3.Walt Henry 4.Bill Deak Sr. 5.Mario
Cantarino 6.Jessica Ricci 7.Brian Bauernfiend 8.Gary Gamble

Legend Feature: 1.Gillian Kirkpatrick 2.Brad Lowmaster 3.Chris Gale 4.Sean Verwys 5.Steve Chapman

Holdover Street Stock Feature: 1.Bauernfiend 2.Bill Deak Sr. 3.Walt Henry 4.Amber Van Orden 5.Mario
Cantarino 6.Gary Van Orden 7.Jessica Ricci

4 Cylinder Expert Feature: 1.Mikey Travis 2.David Donovan 3.Shawn Maloney 4.Ed Jones Sr. 5.Ivan
Guerra 6.Tim Curry

4 Cylinder Novice Feature: 1.Robert Beach 2.Dan Houghtaling 3.Greg Cohen 4.Nick Curry 5.Ed Jones Jr.
6.Felicia Reichenbaugh 7.George Van Aken 8.Clifford Levinson 9.Tabitha Riordan 10.James Curry

Bandolero Feature: 1.Connor Piasecki 2.Mike Roth 3.Katie Verwys 4.Joey Aungst 5.Phillip Abrano
6.Anthony Bello

Beginner Bandolero Feature: 1.Nick Archiere 2.Justin Aungst 3. Joey Lamontagne 4.Leland Oefelein

Dauchenhausen Repeats, Gary Van Orden, Piasecki Break Through

With a threatening forecast and a quick shower at 4pm, speedway management chose to go forward
with the scheduled program, and what a show it would turn out to be!
Young Tyler Dauchenhausen became a repeat winner in the Jerry Reigle Memorial 40 lap race, after
capturing his first ever BMS Modified victory just one week earlier.
Stephen Kammer and Skip LaPolt brought the field to the green. LaPolt had the advantage by the end of
the first circuit, and jumped out to a considerable lead, with an ensuing battle being displayed by Tyler
Dauchenhausen, Joe DeGracia, John Cote, and Blair Culhane. Dauchenhausen and Degracia ran LaPolt
back down in the early laps. Dauchenhausen assumed point with fifteen in the books, with DeGracia in
his tracks. At the halfway, it was Dauchenhausen, DeGracia, Lapolt, Cote, and Culhane. By the time the
checkers flew it was Dauchenhausen, DeGracia, Culhane, Cote, and LaPolt rounding out the top five, in
the caution free event.
Jim Helt and Gene Morton lead the field of pro stocks to the green, with Morton gaining the advantage
coming out of turn four on the first circuit. The field slowed just past the halfway point for Mikey
Policastro spinning off of turn two. The restart saw Morton out front with Kenny Atkins giving chase. The
caution flew once again for a slowing Arthur McArther. The restart once again saw Morton and Atkins
the top two. Again the caution flew for contact between Helt and Ed Butler. This time the restart
showed Atkins ahead of Morton, Policastro, Brent Shaddock, and Butler. When the checkers flew it was
Atkins, Butler, Policastro, Morton, Shaddock.
Gary Van Orden broke through in the 2017 season winning the regularly scheduled Street Stock feature
for his 70th street stock win.
Mario Cantarino, Bill Deak Sr. lead the field to the green. The field was slowed for contact with Walt
Henry and Brian Bauernfiend. The restart saw Cantarino, and Gary Van Orden for the front row with
Deak, and Amber Van Orden following suit. The field was slowed again for Henry slowing on the track at
lap nine, with Gary Van Orden at the point. The restart saw a father-daughter front row of Gary and
Amber Van Orden respectively, with Bauernfiend and Cantarino giving chase. The field slowed once
again for a slow going Bauernfiend. Gary Van Orden restarted on point with Amber Van Orden giving
chase while being challenged by Walt Henry. Gary Van Orden took home the victory, with a hard fought
battle for second going to Amber Van Orden, followed by Henry, Deak, and Cantarino rounding out the
top five.
Mikey Travis pocketed another 4cylinder Expert win in commanding fashion.
Ed Jones Sr. and David Donovan brought the field to the green. By the completion of lap three Mikey
Travis had worked his way to the runner up position from his last place starting position. By the halfway
point Travis had taken the lead followed by Donovan, Shawn Maloney, Jones, and Ivan Guerra. When
the checkers flew it was Travis with a commanding lead followed by Donovan, Maloney, Jones, and
Guerra in the caution free event.
Robert Beach wins in hard fought 4 cylinder Novice division action.

Felicia Reichenbauch, and Ed Jones Jr. lead the field to the green. The field slowed twice before the first
lap was scored for the slow car of Nick Curry, and then a spin of Jones. At the halfway point it was Dan
Houghtaling, Greg Cohen, Robert Beach, Reichenbaugh, and Jones. On lap fourteen Beach wrestled the
lead from Houghtaling, with Cohen at his bumper. At the finish line it was Beach, Houghtaling, Cohen,
Curry, and Jones for the top five spots.
Gillian Kirkpatrick earned a victory in her final race before starting college this coming week.
Steve Chapman and Gillian Kirkpatrick brought the field to the green. The early laps found the
competitors streamlining around the track finding the top five being Chapman, Kirkpatrick, Brad
Lowmaster, Chris Gale, and Sean Verwys. The field was slowed for debris on the racing surface just past
the halfway mark. The field was slowed once again with fourteen in the books, as Chapman broke. The
restart saw Kirkpatrick followed by Lowmaster fighting for the top spot. When the checkers fell, it was
Kirkpatrick, Lowmaster, Gale, and Verwys rounding out the top four.
Connor Piasecki collected his first Bandolero win of the 2017 season.
Mike Roth and Connor Piasecki brought the field to the green, to start the race long battle for the top
spot. Piasecki pulled ahead of Roth, with a heated battle between Katie Verwys, and Joey Aungst for the
third position by the halfway point. Piasecki would hold off the advances of Roth followed by Verwys,
Aungst, and Phillip Abramo rounding out the top five.
The Hold-Over Street Stock Feature from June 22nd went green to checkered with Brian Bauernfiend
finding his way to the checkers once again.
Mario Cantarino and Bill Deak Sr. brought the field to the green. By the halfway mark of the event, Deak
was holding off a hard charging Bauernfiend followed by Walt Henry. Bauernfiend began to mount his
challenge for the lead, and took over the top spot with fifteen in the books. Bauernfiend stretched out
his lead in the closing laps to hold on for the victory. Deak held off the hard charging Henry, Amber Van
Orden, and Cantarino.
Nick Archiere continued his winning streak in the Beginner Bandolero Feature in commanding fashion,
as the event would go caution free.
Joey Lamontagne and Nick Archiere brought the field to green. Archiere jumped out to the lead from the
get go, and never looked back. Lamontagne and Justin Aungst fought fiercely for the number two spot,
with Aungst able to claim the runner up position on the final go round. Archiere crossed the line first,
followed by Archiere, Lamontagne, and new comer Leland Oefelein finished off the top four.

BMS Modified Feature: 1.Tyler Dauchenhausen 2.Joe DeGracia 3.Blair Culhane 4.John Cote 5.Skip LaPolt
6.Stephan Kammer 7.Robbie Konikowski

Pro Stock Feature: 1.Kenny Atkins 2.Ed Butler 3.Mikey Policastro 4.Gene Morton 5.Brent Shaddock 6.Jim
Helt 7.Arthur McArthur

Street Stock Feature: 1.Gary Van Orden 2.Amber VanOrden 3.Walt Henry 4.Bill Deak Sr. 5.Mario
Cantarino 6.Jessica Ricci 7.Brian Bauernfiend 8.Gary Gamble

Legend Feature: 1.Gillian Kirkpatrick 2.Brad Lowmaster 3.Chris Gale 4.Sean Verwys 5.Steve Chapman

Holdover Street Stock Feature: 1.Bauernfiend 2.Bill Deak Sr. 3.Walt Henry 4.Amber Van Orden 5.Mario
Cantarino 6.Gary Van Orden 7.Jessica Ricci

4 Cylinder Expert Feature: 1.Mikey Travis 2.David Donovan 3.Shawn Maloney 4.Ed Jones Sr. 5.Ivan
Guerra 6.Tim Curry

4 Cylinder Novice Feature: 1.Robert Beach 2.Dan Houghtaling 3.Greg Cohen 4.Nick Curry 5.Ed Jones Jr.
6.Felicia Reichenbaugh 7.George Van Aken 8.Clifford Levinson 9.Tabitha Riordan 10.James Curry

Bandolero Feature: 1.Connor Piasecki 2.Mike Roth 3.Katie Verwys 4.Joey Aungst 5.Phillip Abrano
6.Anthony Bello

Beginner Bandolero Feature: 1.Nick Archiere 2.Justin Aungst 3. Joey Lamontagne 4.Leland Oefelein

August 6th, 2017

‘SUMMER OF 69’ RACE SUMMARY – BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY AUGUST 6, 2017
Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Sportsman Feature Finish (69 laps): ED DACHENHAUSEN ($6,900), Jackie Brown Jr., Frank Jashembowski, Jeff Richardson, Cole Hentschel, Brian Papiez, Joey Roberts, Billy Eggers, Nick Plumstead, Eric Moon, Rob Rowe, Harold Humphrey, Milton Mann, Mike Sabia, Shayne Spoonhower, Corey Cormier, Chris Raser, Larry Mekic, Brad Horton, Dan Dulin, Rich Coons, Al Archiere, Jimmy Zacharias, Colin DuBois, Kyle Redner, Matt Curry.
Did Not Qualify: Dom Roselli, Roy Crespo, Craig Pritchard, Michael Talmadge.

‘Woodstocker’ Street Stock Feature Finish (40 laps): KEVIN SKELLY ($1,069), Kyle Welsch, Walt Henry, Amber Van Orden, Steve Simpson, Ryan Brockner, Bill Deak, Josh Wilbur, Brian Bauernfiend, Matt Guadagno, Josh Towner, Joel Murns, Charlie Towner, Jeff Hager, Mario Contorino, Larry O’Donnell, Jessica Ricci, Gary Gamble.

‘Hippie Bowl’ Four Cylinder Feature Finish (39 laps): MIKE TRAVIS ($669), Shawn Maloney, Tim Curry, Dave Donovan (pending tech), Dan Curry (pending tech), Dan Houghtaling (pending tech), Cody Houghtaling, Edward Jones, Brandon Golzak, Clifford Levison, Robert Beach, Nicholas Curry, Ray Lamantia, Marcos Small, Michael Weiner, Jessey Torrens, Marison Torrens, Edwin King, Joe Morris Jr., Jeff DeGroat, Josh Houghtaling

Ed Dachenhausen Pockets $6,900 ‘Summer of 69’ STSS Sportsman Victory During Historic Bethel Motor Speedway Sunday; Kevin Skelly (Street Stock) & Mike Travis (Four Cylinder) Also Triumph

WHITE LAKE, NY – On a day that will stand out in the history of Bethel Motor Speedway, Ed Dachenhausen’s name will forever be etched the in the record books.
Dachenhausen, of Danbury, Conn., raced to victory in the unprecedented ‘Summer of 69’ spectacular paying $6,900 to the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Sportsman winner.

The 69-lap race, which pitted Open and Crate 602 Sportsman engine combinations, offered the largest Sportsman winner’s share at any venue in 2017, with the unique twist of dirt-style cars tackling the tight one-quarter-mile paved oval.
The event thrust Bethel into the spotlight with a large crowd, regional media attention and 30 competitors trying their hand at the money.
At day’s end, it was Dachenhausen’s Scott Sanford-owned car in Victory Lane.
“This is awesome,” said a thrilled Dachenhausen after climbing to the roof of his race car on the frontstretch before the energized Bethel fans. “I can’t thank everyone enough for putting this race on and giving a guy like me a chance to run for this kind of money.
“The cautions were working out in my favor. It’s always nice when you have open track to race on.”
Dachenhausen races on the dirt at Accord (N.Y.) Speedway on Friday nights in the Modified division. Bethel is his home for Saturday racing. He is a Sportsman regular while his son Tyler competes in the track’s pavement-style BMS Modified ranks.
The storybook weekend for Dachenhausen included Saturday wins by both he and his son at Bethel as a ‘Summer of 69’ prelude.
“It couldn’t have been any better of a weekend for us,” he said. “I was pretty emotional last night when my son won his first (Modified) race. This is Hollywood stuff.”
Dachenhausen’s Saturday win at Bethel granted him a guaranteed sixth starting spot for Sunday’s main event.
“I was lucky to win last night and not have to go through all the qualifying,” he admitted.
A field of 26 STSS Sportsman took the green on the Bethel bullring, setting up some wild moments in the race’s opening laps.
Jackie Brown Jr., from fourth, sixth-starter Dachenhausen and veteran Frank Jashembowski – up from 14th – defined themselves as victory contenders through the race’s rough-and-tumble beginning.

When Brown’s No. 6X became entangled with a lapped car in turn two during the latter part of the race’s first segment, it became a Jashembowski/Dachenhausen lead battle.
Through heavy slower traffic, Dachenhausen slipped past ‘Frankie J’ and established his No. 11x as the leader.
Race rules set two “competition cautions” on laps 25 and 50, giving teams the option to head to the pits and change tires.
For Dachenhausen, it wasn’t a consideration.
“I tried to keep the tires under me and drive straight,” he said. “We didn’t have any plans to pit.”
Dachenhausen remained the leader as the crowd intently watched Brown pick his way back through the field. Brown, a winner on dirt at Accord Speedway among other venues and frequent participant on the pavement at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Vermont, raced back into second.
Despite a final caution on lap 66, the Hurley, N.Y., driver couldn’t unseat Dachenhausen at the front of the field.
Brown’s Crate 602 powered car settled for runner-up status, worth $3,000, with Jashembowski – a longtime big-block Modified racer at N.Y.’s Orange County Fair Speedway – returning to the seat with a stout third-place result.

Bethel regular Jeff Richardson of Goshen, N.Y., lost the powerplant on his No. 50 during Saturday’s program. He appeared to be on the sidelines, that is, until the main event started.
When Dom Roselli was involved in a heat-race tangle and later fought distributor issues, he failed to qualify for the main. Roselli then turned his car over to Richardson, who was eligible for a provisional start as the speedway’s point leader.
Richardson started dead last, 26th on the grid, and raced to a fourth-place finish.
Second-generation driver Cole Hentschel of Pine Bush, N.Y., ran a steady race to finish fifth after starting 17th.
Completing the top-10 were Brian Papiez of Belle Mead, N.J., driving the Horton family No. 43 (after a flat tire); Vermont invader Joey Roberts, also recovering from a flat; Orange County regular Billy Eggers; Accord’s Nick Plumstead and Eric Moon.

Winners of the three 20-lap ‘Semi’ qualifiers were Papiez, Jashembowski and Al Archiere. Matt Curry and Jimmy Zacharias snagged the consolations.
Kevin Skelly of North Branch, N.Y., drove to a $1,069 payday in the 40-lap ‘Woodstocker’ Street Stock special. Skelly and Kyle Welsch distanced themselves from the field in an extra-distance event slowed by just a single caution. Skelly masterfully worked slower traffic to outdistance Welsh.
The ‘Woodstocker’ event allowed only street-legal DOT tires rather than racing tires. Skelly invaded Bethel on Saturday with DOT tires on to prepare and it paid off.
“I’m glad we came last night to get dialed in for this race on the DOT tires,” he said.
Welsch finished second, followed by Walt Henry, Amber Van Order and Steve Simpson.
Like their full-fender Street Stock counterparts, the Four Cylinders ran with just a single caution in their 39-lap event! Mike Travis of Liberty, N.Y., took advantage of a head’s-up start to wire the ‘Hippie Bowl’ presented by Hibernation Heating and win the $669 top prize. Travis won convincingly over Shawn Maloney.
Up next for the STSS is the ‘Stampede at ‘toga’ on Tuesday, August 15 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta, N.Y., paying $5,000 to the Modified winner as part of the Halmar International North Region, plus a $1,000-to-win King of Dirt (KoD) Crate 602 Sportsman main.
Bethel Motor Speedway is located at 361 Horseshoe Lake Road Bethel, NY 12783. The speedway can be contacted by phone at 845.319.7908, on the web at www.bethelmotorspeedway.com, and on Facebook under Bethel Motor Speedway.

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BETHEL BEATS: The event carried a ‘Woodstock’ theme at a track located just miles from the original site of the 1969 festival. Era appropriate music, tie-dyed event shirts and more added to the event’s atmosphere….

The large crowd filled the speedway’s grandstands and spilled out to both sides with lawn chairs….
Despite the busy program of racing, the final checkered flew just after 7 p.m., well in advance of the town-imposed 8 p.m. Sunday curfew….
A number of drivers took in the event as spectators including Jimmy Horton, Anthony Perrego, Danny Creeden, Brett Tonkin, Matt Stangle, Brandon Grosso, Craig Hanson and more….
A unique blend of officials included announcers Tim Pitts and Jeff Ahlum, starter Warren Alston, tech director George McKelvey, pit staff Eric Kormann and Dave Pace joining the Bethel staff for the program….

The 2017 Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, HyperCo, Keizer Wheels, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, QA1, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Speed51.com, Teo-Pro Car, Velocita, Weld & Wilwood.

‘SUMMER OF 69’ RACE SUMMARY – BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY AUGUST 6, 2017
Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Sportsman Feature Finish (69 laps): ED DACHENHAUSEN ($6,900), Jackie Brown Jr., Frank Jashembowski, Jeff Richardson, Cole Hentschel, Brian Papiez, Joey Roberts, Billy Eggers, Nick Plumstead, Eric Moon, Rob Rowe, Harold Humphrey, Milton Mann, Mike Sabia, Shayne Spoonhower, Corey Cormier, Chris Raser, Larry Mekic, Brad Horton, Dan Dulin, Rich Coons, Al Archiere, Jimmy Zacharias, Colin DuBois, Kyle Redner, Matt Curry.
Did Not Qualify: Dom Roselli, Roy Crespo, Craig Pritchard, Michael Talmadge.

‘Woodstocker’ Street Stock Feature Finish (40 laps): KEVIN SKELLY ($1,069), Kyle Welsch, Walt Henry, Amber Van Orden, Steve Simpson, Ryan Brockner, Bill Deak, Josh Wilbur, Brian Bauernfiend, Matt Guadagno, Josh Towner, Joel Murns, Charlie Towner, Jeff Hager, Mario Contorino, Larry O’Donnell, Jessica Ricci, Gary Gamble.

‘Hippie Bowl’ Four Cylinder Feature Finish (39 laps): MIKE TRAVIS ($669), Shawn Maloney, Tim Curry, Dave Donovan (pending tech), Dan Curry (pending tech), Dan Houghtaling (pending tech), Cody Houghtaling, Edward Jones, Brandon Golzak, Clifford Levison, Robert Beach, Nicholas Curry, Ray Lamantia, Marcos Small, Michael Weiner, Jessey Torrens, Marison Torrens, Edwin King, Joe Morris Jr., Jeff DeGroat, Josh Houghtaling

August 5th, 2017

Sportsman Feature: 1. Ed Dachenhausen (Danbury, CT) 2. Nick Plumstead 3. Matt Curry 4. Jeff Richardson 5. Al Archiere 6. Dan Dulin 7. Milton Mann 8. Jackie Brown Jr. 9. Kyle Redner 10. Jerry Curry 11. Rick Mill DNS. Frank Jashembowski DNS. Paul Martin

Modified Feature: 1. Tyler Dachenhausen (Danbury, CT) 2. Joe DeGracia 3. Blair Culhane 4. John Cote 5. Paul French 6. Skip LaPolt 7. Kyle Redner 8. Rob Konikowski DNS. Steve Conklin

Legends Feature: 1. Alex McCollum (Phillipsburg, NJ ) 2. Allan Pedersen 3. Ryan Heim 4. Artie Pedersen III 5. Gillian Kirkpatrick 6. Peter Bennett 7. Steven Chapman 8. Sean Verwys 9. Kevin Girard 10. Chris Hammett DQ. Collin Hoeffner

Pro Stock Feature: 1. Kenny Atkins (Grahamsville, NY) 2. Ed Butler 3. Jim Helt 4. John Roese 5. Art McArthur 6. Gene Morton 7. Bill VanAken

Street Stock Feature: 1. Walt Henry (Maybrook, NY) 2. Gary VanOrden Sr. 3. Bill Deak Sr. 4. Amber VanOrden 5. Brian Bauerfeind 6. Mario Contarino 7. Larry O’Donnell 8. Kevin Skelly 9. Jessica Ricci 10. Patty Falkena 11. Gary Gamble

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

Four Cylinder Novice Feature: 1. Robert Beach (Liberty, NY) 2. George VanAken 3. Felicia Reichenbaugh 4. Nick Curry 5. Ivan Guerra 6. Dan Houghtaling 7. Cliff Levinson 8. George Zeininger 9. Marcus Small 10. Jared Palmer 11. Eddie Jones Jr. 12. Tisha Cury 13. Vinny Degraw