(Legend championship leader Eugene Drew brought out the Woodstock-themed car in victory lane with promoter “Crackers” / Photo Credit : Sean Hart Racing Photos)
WHITE LAKE, NY : Racing was intense in the Legends feature, one week since it’s annual ‘Legendstock’ race. James Anderson put forth a very strong run as he led all the laps except for the last one, and appeared destined to pick up his first career Bethel feature win.
The top three drivers ran nose to tail for just about the whole race. Rookie Anthony Bello was in second and attempted an outside pass on the leader with about five laps to go but couldn’t muster the speed to get by. Current point leader Eugene Drew was in third with a special ‘Woodstock’ paint schemed car which proved to be quite popular with many fans in attendance.
In the waning laps, Drew backed off from the two leaders and played the ‘catbird’ perfectly as Bello made a last-ditch effort running hard into turn 3 on the final lap to perform a bump and run pass. Bello’s aggressive move did not work well as too much contact forced Anderson to spin, robbing the sophomore driver of a win and Bello being penalized for the rough move which handed the catbird Drew to his third feature win of the season. The surprising victory proved only fitting for his ‘Woodstock’ themed car to win on this special night.
The kids of the Bandolero division proved to race like seasoned veterans yet again as this all-star class of young drivers continues to impress many with their respectful competitiveness regularly leading to races right down to the wire. The race proved to have much wheel to wheel racing in the caution free feature. Brian Rygielski hit the hot set-up on this night as he vaulted from third to take over the lead on the first lap and never looked back as he captured his fourth feature win of the season over cousin Evan Rygielski in second and rookie Ty Smith in third. Leland Oefelein won the Beginner Bandolero
Bethel Motor Speedway will be quiet this weekend with no racing due to the milestone anniversary at the nearby site of ‘Woodstock’. Enjoy the summer break. Come check out the NASCAR Whelen All American Series excitement with grassroots short track racing as Affordable Home Improvements sponsors our Saturday, August 24th ‘Toolbox Night’. All divisions will be racing, and the night will be highlighted by a special ‘Pit Stop Challenge’ during intermission. Racing begins at 6:30pm. For more info visit us at www.bethelmotorspeedway.com
INEX Legends Feature Results :
- Eugene Drew
- James Anderson
- Anthony Bello
- Jack Polan
INEX Bandolero Feature Results :
- Brian Rygielski
- Evan Rygielski
- Ty Smith
- Joey Aungst
- Monika Deckelman
- Justin Aungst
- Kaden Rogers
Bethel Motor Speedway press release