ACCORD, NY – Eat Thanksgiving dinner with the family, we’ll provide the dirt-track dessert.
On Saturday (November 25), Accord Speedway will host a full plate of stock car racing as the ‘Gobbler’ closes the curtain on the 2017 Northeast outdoor dirt-track season. The ‘post-season’ event celebrates its fifth anniversary this year.
‘Mashed Potato’ Modifieds headline the card in a 50-lap feature offering $5,500 to the winner. Anthony Perrego is a two-time event winner, taking the inaugural in 2013 driving for Gary Mann and then last year’s program aboard the Brian Smith-owned No. 44.
Perrego will look to defend those honors against a tough field. Among the invaders already setting plans are North Country driver Mike Maresca, Southern Tier driver and the owner of Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., Tyler Siri, Grandview (Pa.) Speedway standout Mike Gular, Afton (N.Y.) and Thunder Mountain (N.Y.) driver Alan Barker, Thunder Mountain regulars Brian Malcolm and Colton Wilson, and Capital District Sportsman graduate Rocky Warner in a Jake Spraker-owned ride and several more.
Look for the Ricci family to be out in full force looking to cement another high-profile victory at their hometown track.
Accord track champion Danny Tyler has secured a ride in an Ed Burgess-owned car and will lead the speedway’s best into the event.
‘Sweet Potato Sportsman’ race 25 laps for a minimum of $1,000 to win, joined by the ‘Pumpkin Pie’ Pure Stocks in a $500-to-win, 20-lap event and a $1,000-to-win 20-lap main event for the ‘Whipped Cream’ Wingless Sprints.
A 100-lap Four Cylinder Enduro concludes the day’s events.
Pit gates will open at 9 a.m., with grandstand gates unlocked at 10 a.m. A drivers’ meeting and draw for the Modified division takes place at 11:30 a.m. Hot laps are set for noon and racing begins at 1 p.m.
Adult admission is $24. Seniors (ages 65 and over) pay $22. Kids 11 and under are $5.
There is indoor seating available for $35 per ticket. To reserve an indoor seat, contact the speedway at 845.626.1142.
Pit admission is $40 for Adults, with no license required.
A weather/rain date of Saturday, December 2 is in place for this event.
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.
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