WHITE LAKE, NY – We’ve got to see this!
That’s what race fans are saying about the ‘Summer of 69’ coming up on Sunday, August 6 on the quarter-mile paved Bethel Motor Speedway.
Never before has a dirt Sportsman race of this magnitude been run on a paved track. Never before has a 69-lap Sportsman race offered $6,900 – yes $6,900 – to the winner. And never has an event of this stature been held at the Sullivan County facility nestled in the Catskill Mountains.
It all goes down on the Bethel oval August 6, with the Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP attacking the pavement for the first time in history.
A field of 24 cars will take the green flag, with $150 reserved for the last-place finisher.
The race will be reserved for dirt cars only. Dirt tires will be run. Open and Crate engine combinations will be eligible to participate with staggered weights for each. All competitors entering this event will receive 60 points toward the STSS Sportsman championship battle; as such the ‘Summer of 69’ will be open to any driver wishing to compete.
Joining the Sportsman on the card are Street Stocks competing for a $1,069 winner’s share in the ‘Woodstocker’ and FWD Four Cylinders ($669 to win) in the ‘Hippie Bowl’ special.
Pit and grandstand gates will open at noon on the 6th. Hot laps will get underway at 2 p.m. Racing begins at 3 p.m. All racing will be completed by 8 p.m. (a town-imposed curfew).
Adult grandstand admission is $20. Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Students (ages 13-16) pay $15. Kids 12 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35 with no license required.
Complete information for this event has now been posted on the STSS website by visiting the following link: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/summer-of-69-rules-general-info/
Entry forms have been posted for the event at the following link: https://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/BethelSportsmanEntryForm.pdf
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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