March 21, 2011

BETHEL, NY – On April 30th, Bethel Motor Speedway will open the gates on the much-anticipated 2011 season. Drivers are anxious to get their tires on the new asphalt surface that was laid in November in preparation for the quarter-mile asphalt speedway’s 51st anniversary season.

For Legends and Bandolero drivers, the first half of the season will once again lead up to LegendStock, which has grown over the last several years to become one of the most exciting and prestigious Legends races in the country, drawing in some of the top talent nationwide.

LegendStock 2011 is slated for Saturday, August 6th, with a raindate of August 7th. It has been announced that LegendStock will be an INEX Asphalt Nationals qualifier for the second consecutive year.

Last year, 46 cars were on hand for the event, and the division winners were Daniel Hemric (Overall and Pro division), Kevin Nowak (Semi Pro), Dusty Summers (Young Lions), and Tim Brockhouse (Masters). Jordan Lamothe was the Bandolero race winner.

With the wealth of driving talent that has been on hand for the event in years past, there is no doubt that all eyes will be on the entry list once registration opens for the race.

Everyone will be looking to see if Hemric will make the trip from North Carolina in an attempt the score a hat trick by winning his third LegendStock race in a row. They will also want to know if Nowak, a Long Islander who has been moved to the Pro division for 2011, will try to unseat Hemric and get the prestigious win in the Pro class. Maryland resident Dusty Summers, who will move into the Semi Pro class for 2011, has racked up two straight wins in the Young Lions and could look to take home a trophy this year. And Tim Brockhouse of Minnesota, who has registered a clean sweep by grabbing the Masters win every year since LegendStock’s inception, may try yet again to grab the elusive overall win.

The Bandolero class has produced a different winner in each of the last three years, with Lamothe, Andrew Bickford, and Matt Evans all adding it to their resume. Bickford and Evans both now compete in Legends, leaving Lamothe as the only potential candidate to be a repeat winner. For the 2011 season, it has been announced that Bethel will once again waive the entry fee for Bandolero drivers.

LegendStock will once again pay a guaranteed $1,500 to the winner, with a total purse of no less than $3,000. More sought after than the prize money, however, has become the three-foot tall guitar-shaped trophy that the race has become known for.

Joining Legends and Bandoleros on the schedule for LegendStock 2011 will be the Sportsman and Pro Stock classes, ensuring that it will be an action-packed night for the fans. Grandstand admission at Bethel Motor Speedway is just $5 for all shows. For more information about Bethel Motor Speedway, visit www.bethelmotorspeedway.com, or call (845) 319-7908.

More information about LegendStock, as well as registration details and forms, will be available in the coming weeks. As details become available, they will be posted online at www.legendstockshootout.com.