June 29, 2011

BETHEL, NY – Many up and coming Legends drivers dream of the opportunity to compete at the INEX Asphalt Nationals held each year in October, and this year’s announcement that the event will be held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has elevated the desire of many drivers to take part. Drivers in the Northeast are already abuzz about their upcoming shot to secure a position at the Nationals if they should happen to win in their division at Bethel Motor Speedway’s LegendStock 2011 event, slated for Saturday, August 6th.This year’s running of LegendStock will mark the second year that the event has had the honor of being a qualifier race.

Over the past several years, LegendStock has grown to be one of the biggest and most prestigious races for Legends teams to take part in. In addition to racing for a minimum guaranteed total purse of $3,000 – of which the winner takes home $1,500 – many drivers have their eyes on the unique guitar-shaped trophies that are presented to the division winners.

For Long Island-based teams, the ante has been upped by a local company that is offering a $150 bonus to the highest finishing driver in the event that names Riverhead Raceway as their home track. Last year, Kevin Nowak was the highest finishing competitor from Riverhead Raceway, as he finished sixth and also took home the Semi-Pro division win. Nowak, who wound up as the 2010 Riverhead Raceway Legends champion, later competed at the INEX Asphalt Nationals, which were held at Langley Speedway. Other Long Island drivers who made it into last year’s LegendStock A-main were Chris Young (9th), Jim Byrne (19th), and Tom Sherman (20th).

Dura-Seal Blacktop Sealer, a Seaford, Long Island-based company that specializes in both commercial and residential blacktop sealing, has stepped forward to put up the bonus. For more information about their services, contact Dura-Seal at (516) 735-2928.

Last year’s LegendStock event drew in 46 competitors, and North Carolina’s Daniel Hemric walked away with both the Pro division and overall win for the second straight year. It is certain that all eyes will be on the entry list as it is updated to see if Hemric throws his hat in the ring once again. In the Masters division, Minnesota’s Tim Brockhouse has been the man to beat in every running of the event and he intends to make the trip to Bethel once again in an attempt to capture the overall win that has eluded him so far. Dusty Summers, who has been the Young Lions winner in the last two LegendStock events, has moved into the Semi-Pro division for the 2011 season, and will be competing for that win if he competes at LegendStock 2011.

Online registration for LegendStock 2011 is now open at www.legendstockshootout.com. The entry fee is $70 until July 17th, and $85 after July 17th. Payment can be made by PayPal, check, or by cash payment at the speedway. More information can be obtained by calling (845) 319-7908.