BETHEL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
TO OPEN 2014 SEASON WITH LES QUICK SR. MEMORIAL
BETHEL, NY – Word spread quickly through the
tight-knit community at Bethel Motor Speedway earlier this offseason of the
sudden and untimely passing of Les Quick Sr., a longtime fixture at the
quarter-mile asphalt facility. In his many years at the track, Quick had been a
driver, a sponsor, and a friend to many.
During his services, Quick was remembered for
many things – from helping one former promoter work at the facility in order to
reopen it, to helping competitors with parts, sponsorships, and advice. Several
drivers – including 2012 Pro Stock champion Mark Sylvester – credited Quick
with helping them to get started and be successful in racing. As a tribute to
Quick, Bethel management has announced that the Opening Night event for the
2014 season will be Les Quick Sr. Memorial Night.
“Since Les Quick played such a valuable part
in several racer’s beginnings in the sport, we felt it was only fitting to
honor him as we begin a new season,” stated Bethel’s Business Operations
Manager, Tracy Chirico.
To further the recognition, the speedway will
be selling laps for the night’s races for all divisions. Laps will be sold for
$5 each, and can be purchased either at the Orange County Fair Speedway
Motorsports Show on March 15 and 16, or at the speedway’s two preseason
practice days, April 12 and 19.
Les Quick Sr. Memorial Night is slated for
Saturday, April 26th. The schedule for the night includes the Sportsman, BMS
Modified, Legends, Bandolero, Pro Stock, Street Stock, and 4 Cylinder classes.
Gates open at 2:30 pm, with hot laps beginning at 4:30 pm. Racing is scheduled
to go green at 6 pm. Grandstand admission is just $6. The event has a rain date
of Sunday, April 27th.
Opening Night will kick off a season
jam-packed with excitement, running every Saturday until October. Special
events include a TQ Spectacular on June 21, Camera Night on July 12, the 7th
annual LegendStock race on August 2, and Dick Crumley Memorial Nostalgia Night
on August 30. The second annual 4CylinderStock race is slated for Sunday, July
More information and a complete 2014 schedule
can be obtained online at www.bethelmotorspeedway.com,
or by calling the track office at (845) 319-7908.