Bentley Warren’s approach to life is mirrored by the tongue-in-cheek slogan of his high-octane watering hole, Bentley’s Saloon in Arundel, Maine: “Who has more fun than us? We do!”
Whether mingling with customers or catching up with racing friends, Warren’s fun-meter is usually pegged. You can find him by following the laughter, or, if you dare, the thunder of his hotrod Harley.
Yet beneath the good-times façade, Bentley’s life has been one of focus and accomplishment. An Indianapolis 500 veteran, he is also one of the most decorated short-track drivers of his generation, having won from Massachusetts to Phoenix, and from Canada to South Florida. He’s a seven-time champion at New York’s Oswego Speedway – where he captured the prestigious International Classic on six occasions – as well as a four-time ISMA series champ and a six-time winner of New England’s premier Supermodified event, the Star Speedway Classic. He was twice victorious in the storied Little 500 for Sprint Cars at Anderson, Indiana. Along the way, he somehow found time to become a self-taught entrepreneur; before the saloon, he built a successful trucking company.
Bourcier has done a masterful job in capturing the story, the spirit, and the humor of the incomparable Bentley Warren.
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