‘Summer of 69’ Approaching At Bethel Motor Speedway Sunday, August 6; Sportsman Rules Package Outlined
Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS
Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com
WHITE LAKE, NY – It may be 2017, but the ‘Summer of 69’ is set to provide lasting memories on Sunday, August 6.
For the first time ever, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP ventures to pavement, visiting the quarter-mile Bethel Motor Speedway for a unique STSS Sportsman program.
This 69-lap event will offer $6,900 – yes, $6,900 – to the winner from a massive posted purse. Not only will this be the most lucrative event run in speedway history, it will also serve as the highest-paying race run at any venue, anywhere, for the Sportsman division. 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.
Complete race information is forthcoming with regard to race format and rules packages for the Street Stock and FWD Four Cylinder divisions. The Sportsman rule structure can be found below.
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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STSS Sportsman: 69 laps, $6,900-to-win, $150 to take the green flag (*all green flag laps)
Must be dirt-style, open-wheeled, center-steering car only. No ‘D/A” dirt/asphalt cars permitted. Tech inspector has final call on the eligibility of cars to compete. For a general guideline, visit the Bethel Motor Speedway weekly rules: http://bethelmotorspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2017-BMS-SPORTSMAN-Rules-013017rev1.pdf
This event is open to ALL competitors. 60 points will be issued to all participants toward the 2017 Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Sportsman championship battle.
Open and Crate 602 Sportsman engines are permitted at this event. Crate 602 engines must be stock from GM and unaltered (four-barrel carburetor permitted). No rev chip or gear rule for Crate 602 combinations. Open engines (two-barrel carburetor only) must fit engine guidelines for one of the following speedways: Afton, Bethel, Big Diamond, Bridgeport, Grandview, New Egypt, Skyline or Thunder Mountain. Teams may not mix and match engine rules from various speedways.
Gasoline only. No methanol.
Crate 602 Sportsman: 2,300 lbs.
Open Sportsman: 2,450 lbs.
*Minimum weight requirements, track scale pounds, post-race with driver in car
Standard dirt Modified tires (max 13 by 92 inches) ONLY for this event. No slicks or pavement tires. Accepted tires and compounds are as follows –
Right-Rear: Hoosier D300 or harder OR American Racer 48 or harder
Left-Rear: Hoosier D300 or harder OR American Racer 44 or harder
Fronts: Hoosier D300 or harder OR American Racer 33 or harder
Standard dirt Modified bodies. No sail panels. Maximum door heights: 41 inches on the left-side, 40 inches on right side. Bethel Motor Speedway/STSS body rules apply.
Early Registration: $40 (received prior to August 1)
Race-Day Registration: $50 (August 2 through race day)