Dan Wood: BMS Modified #14NY

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Dan Wood’s racing career began in the dirt - literally - in 1985. He started out in the 4 Cylinder Modified class, and worked his way up to Street Stocks, Pro Stocks, and then Small Block Modifieds.

Dan decided to take a break from racing in 1997, but he found that the urge to compete was just too strong, and he returned to the IMCA Modified class at Fonda Speedway in 2006.

When Bethel reopened in 2008, Dan decided to venture off of the dirt and onto the asphalt. He liked it so much that he came back and ran a full season at Bethel in 2009. Dan was the recipient of the “Best Appearing Car” award for the BMS Modified division at Bethel’s 2009 awards banquet.

An offseason deal was supposed to take Dan back to the dirt at Fonda for the entire duration of the 2010 season; however, just a few weeks into the season Dan announced that he planned to put his asphalt car back together to run a part-time schedule at Bethel, slated to begin in June.

Dan was featured in an article in Area Auto Racing News during the 2009 season that centered around his purchase of another car to complete the Bethel season after his primary car was damaged. He was also included in an article in the 2010 Area Auto Racing News Car Builder’s Guide that centered on dirt racers making the move to the asphalt at Bethel.

Driver History

The car Dan piloted at Bethel in 2008 and the beginning of the 2009 season.

Dan debuted the car affectionately known as “The Reaper” in August of 2009.