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Gobbler Set To Go At Accord Speedway Saturday, December 3 – A December To Remember

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ACCORD, NY – A dramatically changing forecast pressed significant rainfall over Accord Speedway on Saturday morning, forcing the postponement of the ‘Gobbler’ until next Saturday, December 3.

The forecast on Friday night called for partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the high-40s. Saturday morning dawned with rain and frozen mix that lasted past the time pit gates were scheduled to open. The speedway, thoroughly soaked, would not have been able to be run in at a reasonable time for racing forcing the move.

The event will be run under the same format and rules on December 3.

A year ago, the event was run under sunny skies on the first week of December after

A “full plate” of racing will include the ‘Mashed Potato’ Modifieds in a 50-lap, $5,000-to-win contest, the ‘Turkey 25’ for Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman, ‘Sweet Potato’ Slingshots and ‘Pumpkin Pie’ Pure/Street Stocks. After the completion of racing there will be some ‘Enduro pudding’ as a side, when the Four Cylinders battle for 100 laps.

For the ‘Gobbler’ event, pit gates will open at 10 a.m. Grandstand gates unlock at 11 a.m. Hot laps begin at 1 p.m. with racing to follow at 2 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $24 for Adults. Seniors (ages 65 and over) pay $22. Kids under 11 pay $5. Pit admission is $35. Limited indoor seating is $35 and can be reserved by calling 845.626.1142.

Rules have been posted for all divisions and can be found at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/gobbler-rules-prices-general-information/

The order of events can be found at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/gobbler-order-of-events/

Accord Speedway, a neat-and-tidy quarter-mile clay oval nestled in the hills of Ulster County, is located at 299 Whitfield Road Accord, NY 12404. The speedway is on the web at www.accordspeedway.com.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, call 845.728.2781 during business hours, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, “like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

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Favorable Forecast: Accord Speedway ‘Gobbler’ Set For Saturday!

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FOURTH ANNUAL ‘GOBBLER’ SET TO GO ON SATURDAY AT ACCORD SPEEDWAY

Accord Speedway is ready to bring down the curtain on the 2016 outdoor dirt-track season this Saturday with a favorable forecast.

The fourth annual ‘Gobbler’ is headlined by the ‘Mashed Potato’ Modifieds racing 50 laps for a $5,000 winner’s share. Sportsman battle in the ‘Turkey 25’ with $1,500 on the line (Open vs. Crate), plus ‘Pumpkin Pie’ Pure Stocks racing for a $650 winner’s share in the Ron Wright Memorial and Allstar Slingshots racing for $300 to win. The day’s events will be wrapped up by a side of Four Cylinder Enduro ‘pudding’ – 100 laps in distance.

Calls have reached the speedway office from Delaware to Ontario with interested racers.

Competitors: fuel will be on sale at the track and East Coast Speed will provide parts service and sell American Racer tires.

For the ‘Gobbler’ event, pit gates will open at 10 a.m. Grandstand gates unlock at 11 a.m. Hot laps begin at 1 p.m. with racing to follow at 2 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $24 for Adults. Seniors (ages 65 and over) pay $22. Kids under 11 pay $5. Pit admission is $35.

Rules have been posted for all divisions and can be found at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/gobbler-rules-prices-general-information/

The order of events can be found at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/gobbler-order-of-events/

 

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Stout Field Set To Battle This Saturday At Accord Speedway As ‘Gobbler’ Event Closes Curtain On 2016 Northeast Dirt Track Season; Who Will Be The Day’s Big Winner?

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ACCORD, NY – Outdoor dirt-track racing in the Northeast for 2016 comes to a close this weekend in style.

Accord Speedway presents the fourth running of the ‘Gobbler’ event on Saturday (November 26) featuring a “full plate” of racing to include the ‘Mashed Potato’ Modifieds in a 50-lap, $5,000-to-win contest, the ‘Turkey 25’ for Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman, ‘Sweet Potato’ Slingshots and ‘Pumpkin Pie’ Pure/Street Stocks. After the completion of racing there will be some ‘Enduro pudding’ as a side, when the Four Cylinders battle for 100 laps.

A potent and talented field is assembling in search of the 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified triumph. Last year’s winner Danny Johnson of Rochester, N.Y., will be aboard the Gary Mann-owned No. 27J, with Mann’s prior driver Anthony Perrego of Montgomery, N.Y., taking his talents to the Superior Remodeling No. 44.

Red-hot in November is Duane Howard, the Oley, Pa., driver who has won this month in Delaware at Georgetown Speedway and New Jersey at Bridgeport Speedway. Howard straps into the Norm Hansell-owned No. 357 at Accord Saturday.

The ‘sensational’ Jimmy Horton of Neshanic Station, N.J., has been a contender in Accord special events this season. Horton returns in search of post-Thanksgiving checkers in the Halmar-backed No. 43.

A winner in the Capital District this summer, NASCAR K&N East regular Tyler Dippel of Wallkill, N.Y., returns to Accord in search of retribution. Dippel was leading the ‘Battle of the Bullring’ in July when his car broke, sending him to the infield.

Just one month separated from his biggest career win during Eastern States Weekend, Middletown, N.Y., driver Brian Krummel straps back aboard the Dave Zubikowski-owned car at Accord searching for another high-profile conquest.

Taking the wheel of the United Pump & Tank-owned No. 138 is Jerry Higbie of Newburgh, N.Y., a past ‘King of the Catskills’ winner at the Ulster County facility.

Winners at their own home tracks this season, Brian Malcolm of Lake Ariel, Pa., who took victories at Thunder Mountain (N.Y.) and Penn Can (Pa.), and Craig Hanson of Johnstown, N.Y., a winner at Glen Ridge (N.Y.) and Fonda (N.Y.), look to wrap their season up on a strong note at Accord.

Always a threat in major events at Accord are the brothers Ricci, both Rich Ricci Jr., the ‘King of the Catskills’ winner in September and multi-track champion Mike Ricci will be poised for a $5,000 win. Third-generation talent Allison Ricci, a standout in the area’s Sportsman scene, will be running with the Modifieds on Saturday.

Accord’s tough field of regulars will look to keep the trophy on their home turf.

For the ‘Gobbler’ event, pit gates will open at 10 a.m. Grandstand gates unlock at 11 a.m. Hot laps begin at 1 p.m. with racing to follow at 2 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $24 for Adults. Seniors (ages 65 and over) pay $22. Kids under 11 pay $5. Pit admission is $35. Limited indoor seating is $35 and can be reserved by calling 845.626.1142.

Rules have been posted for all divisions and can be found at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/gobbler-rules-prices-general-information/

The order of events can be found at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/gobbler-order-of-events/

The ‘Gobbler’ is a co-promotion involving BD Motorsports Media LLC and Accord Speedway owners and promoters Gary and Donna Palmer.

Accord Speedway, a neat-and-tidy quarter-mile clay oval nestled in the hills of Ulster County, is located at 299 Whitfield Road Accord, NY 12404. The speedway is on the web at www.accordspeedway.com.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, call 845.728.2781 during business hours, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, “like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

 

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Past ‘Gobbler’ Winners Danny Johnson & Anthony Perrego In Different Seats For 2016 Edition; Northeast Dirt-Track Finale Set For November 26 At Accord Speedway

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ACCORD, NY – Race fans, this is it.

The final 2016 shot to see outdoor dirt-track racing in the Northeast takes place at Accord Speedway on Saturday, November 26 with the fourth running of the post-Thanksgiving ‘Gobbler’ finale.

Fans will enjoy a “full plate” of racing to include the ‘Mashed Potato’ Modifieds in a 50-lap, $5,000-to-win contest, the ‘Turkey 25’ for Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman, ‘Sweet Potato’ Slingshots and ‘Pumpkin Pie’ Pure/Street Stocks. After the completion of racing there will be some ‘Enduro pudding’ as a side, when the Four Cylinders battle for 100 laps. A weather date of Dec. 3 is in place for this event.

Two of the past ‘Gobbler’ Modified winners will climb into different rides for this year’s event.

A year ago, it was Danny Johnson of Rochester, N.Y., who topped a rare December dirt-track race after rain postponed the ‘Gobbler’ by a week. On the 26th, Johnson will climb aboard the Gary Mann-owned New York Truck Parts mount for the first time. The car, which had been driven by Anthony Perrego with the No. 55 on its doors, will be re-lettered with Johnson’s trademark No 27J for ‘Gobbler’ action.

Perrego, who won the 2013 ‘Gobbler’ then driving for Mann, will have his own new ride ready for the season finale. The Montgomery, N.Y., star is set to pilot the Superior Remodeling No. 44 owned by Brian Smith. Perrego made his debut in the car during the small-block Modified portion of Eastern States Weekend at N.Y.’s Orange County Fair Speedway, placing a strong third.

For the ‘Gobbler’ event, pit gates will open at 10 a.m. Grandstand gates unlock at 11 a.m. Hot laps begin at 1 p.m. with racing to follow at 2 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $24 for Adults. Seniors (ages 65 and over) pay $22. Kids under 11 pay $5. Pit admission is $35. Limited indoor seating is $35 and can be reserved by calling 845.626.1142.

Rules have been posted for all divisions and can be found at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/gobbler-rules-prices-general-information/

The ‘Gobbler’ is a co-promotion involving BD Motorsports Media LLC and Accord Speedway owners and promoters Gary and Donna Palmer.

Accord Speedway, a neat-and-tidy quarter-mile clay oval nestled in the hills of Ulster County, is located at 299 Whitfield Road Accord, NY 12404. The speedway is on the web at www.accordspeedway.com.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, call 845.728.2781 during business hours, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, “like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

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Nothing Left But The Celebration: Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet Set For Friday, December 16 At Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center

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BETHLEHEM, PA – Only one event remains on the 2016 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP schedule.

The celebration.

On Friday, December 16 the annual STSS ‘Night of Champions’ will take place at the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center in Bethlehem, Pa.

Honored during the event will be the top-12 finishers in the STSS Halmar North Region and top-10 in the Velocita USA South Region for the Modifieds plus the champions of the Open Sportsman and XCel 600 Modified mini-series. There will be a number of special awards and door prize giveaways, as well.

Tickets for the event are $45 each and include a buffet-style dinner (flank steak and oven roasted chicken) plus dessert, coffee, iced tea and water. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m.

The hotel has a bar on-site that will be open until 2 a.m. for “post-banquet” celebration.

A race team representative must be in attendance to receive point fund money. The ticket order form can be found at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016AwardsBanquetForm.pdf

Discounted hotel room rates are available at an affordable $79 per night by calling 610.954.5034. Ask for Liz or mention BD Motorsports Media for the discount.

Nearly $70,000 in point fund money plus contingency certificates will be distributed during the evening.

In the North Region, Andy Bachetti of Sheffield, Mass., took the title for the second time in three years. Bachetti won over Tommy Meier, Danny Creeden, Erick Rudolph, Anthony Perrego, Matt DeLorenzo, Craig Hanson, Brian Malcolm, Jerry Higbie, Nick Nye, Ryan Godown and Mike Mahaney.

The South Region saw Sprakers, N.Y., star Stewart Friesen best Ryan Watt, Duane Howard, Ryan Godown, Craig Von Dohren, Jordan Watson, Billy Pauch, Billy Pauch Jr., Rick Laubach and David Van Horn Jr.

Charles Hendrickson Jr. of Cochecton, N.Y., was the inaugural STSS Open Sportsman champion and Lebanon, Pa., driver Richie Hitzler topped the XCel 600 Modified mini-series.

The Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center is located at 300 Gateway Drive Bethlehem, PA 18017. On the web at: www.lehighvalleyhotel.com.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, call 845.728.2781 during business hours, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, “like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

The 2016 Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, VP Racing Fuel, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Allstar Performance, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Bicknell Racing Products, COMP Performance Group, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Hig Fab, Henry’s Exhaust, Hurlock Auto & Speed Supply, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, K&N, Race Pro Weekly, Racing Optics, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco Wheels & Velocita

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Accord Speedway To Host 2016 Northeast Dirt-Track Finale ‘Gobbler’ On Saturday, November 26; Full Plate Of Stock Car Racing Planned For Ulster County Quarter-Mile Oval

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ACCORD, NY – The 2016 Northeast dirt-track finale takes place at Accord Speedway on Saturday, November 26.

The quarter-mile clay oval nestled into the Catskill Mountains of New York State is set to host the fourth edition of the ‘Gobbler’ on Saturday, November 26 (rain date: Dec. 3). The post-Thanksgiving event will serve up a “full plate” of stock car racing to put a period on dirt-track racing in the region for this season.

Leading the lineup is a 50-lap main for the big-block/small-block Modifieds, offering a $5,000 winner’s share and $300 just to take the green flag. Also on the program are Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman in a 25-lap event offering a $1,500 winner’s share, Allstar Slingshots offering $300 to the winner, the Ron Wright Memorial for Street/Pure Stocks and, recently added, a Four Cylinder Enduro, to conclude the program.

Pit gates will open at 10 a.m. Grandstand gates unlock at 11 a.m. Hot laps begin at 1 p.m. with racing to follow at 2 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $24 for Adults. Seniors (ages 65 and over) pay $22. Kids under 11 pay $5. Pit admission is $35. Limited indoor seating is $35 and can be reserved by calling 845.626.1142.

A year ago, wet weather pushed the ‘Gobbler’ festivities into December, with a large crowd taking in the event. Danny Johnson of Rochester, N.Y., topping the Modified event after a wild, extended battle for the lead with Tyler Siri. Other winners included Capital District invader Tim Hartman (Sportsman), Ray Tarantino (Street Stock) and Matt Shultz (Slingshot).

New for the 2016 edition is a Four Cylinder Enduro paying $2,000 to the winner with 50 cars registered. This is a 100-lap event to take place at the very end of the program. The top-five finishers will be paid with up to 60 cars. If more than 61 cars register, the payout will increase to 10 positions.

Registration for the Four Cylinder Enduro is now open. The starting lineup for the event will be determined by the order of entries received. To register, complete the following form: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/GobblerEnduroEntryForm.pdf

Rules have been posted for all divisions and can be found at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/gobbler-rules-prices-general-information/

The ‘Gobbler’ is a co-promotion involving BD Motorsports Media LLC and Accord Speedway owners and promoters Gary and Donna Palmer.

Accord Speedway, a neat-and-tidy quarter-mile clay oval nestled in the hills of Ulster County, is located at 299 Whitfield Road Accord, NY 12404. The speedway is on the web at www.accordspeedway.com.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, call 845.728.2781 during business hours, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, “like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.