|Date: 2/9/2018 9:26:16 PM|
Accord, NY - Accord Speedway Confirms 2018 Racing Schedule
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media
The off-season at the Accord Speedway has the speedway silent for a couple of months, however, behind the scenes at Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer have quickly jumped right into the new plans they have set forth for the upcoming 2018 racing season. The Palmer Family is busily preparing the finishing touches to their pristine quarter mile speedway facility with an aggressive racing schedule sure to please the loyal Accord fans for the new season ahead.
The Palmer Family will visit the Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show at some point during the show's seven day run from March 4th until the 10th. The following week they will host their annual banquet and awards gala as the event moves back to the Hudson Valley Resort on March 18th. Tickets remain available and drivers and teams should make a concentrated effort to purchase the tickets in advance for the ceremony.
The following week Accord Speedway will take part in the annual OCFS Motorsports Show scheduled for March 24th and 25th. Once again for Accord it will be highlighting the continued growth of the NEWS Sprint Cars and the welcoming of the USAC Wingless Series on June 1st. Heading up the list of anticipated returnees to the speedway in 2018 will be the defending track champion Eric Jennings. Hot on his heels will be Bordentown, New Jersey ace Larry McVay and Doylestown, Pennsylvania hot shoe Heidi Hedin. Hedin took to the Accord facility quickly in 2016 and reeled off three wins in limited appearances and was a top five performer last season in points while McVay charged in for runner-up honors. Another gentleman with aspirations towards a title is Bobby Tersillo who has made his intentions known he will return to the speedway in 2018 as has open wheeler Thomas Radivoy and the highly anticipated arrival of Mick D'Agostino who will be making the transition into the Wingless sprints after securing a 600 sprint title last season at the Hamlin Speedway.
A week off for Easter and then the speedway will roar to life with two scheduled practice sessions on April 6th and the 13th to give the racers and newcomers an opportunity to shake down their equipment and learn the landscape of the Accord facility. The racers will be given a series of hot lap sessions throughout the evening to test and tune their equipment and the sessions will be open to all divisions, in what is destined to be another great season at the "Gem in the Catskills" facility built back in 1962. The Palmer Family is coming off an excellent 2017 racing season.
The successful promotional team at Accord is quite enthusiastic about the new racing season ahead that is tentatively slated to kick-off on April 20th opening sponsored by Fast Signs. The 2018 racing season will mark the eighteenth season the Palmer Family has been at the controls of the Accord facility.
The all-important task of manicuring and grooming of the raceway track surface and grounds falls into the very capable hands of Promoter Gary Palmer. Palmer spent a tremendous amount of time over the winter months to improve the facility and basically balance the speedway surface all around to give all of the competitors an equal surface to race on. Fresh paint, newly landscaped parking areas and new lighting (not yet completed)will greet the drivers and fans as they make their way onto the speedway grounds. Admission to the grandstand area for the fans is free for the practice sessions.
The 2018 Memberships, Parking Permits and Season and Indoor Seating Tickets will be available during the practice sessions and drivers will be able to fill out their Driver Profile Forms for use at the speedway during the season to network their sponsors with the speedway's announcing and media correspondent Steve Pados. The culinary talents of the Accord Speedway Chefs will once again be offering some great entrees to the menu as well as specialty items for the fans as the speedway concession staff offers up an abundant variety of hand-crafted sandwiches and promises to "kick it up a notch" throughout the season.
Racing is on tap every Friday night from April through September. Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps are at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM. The Palmer Family in keeping true to their racing fans, will show no increase in admission at the gate with admission for Adults $14.00; Seniors $12.00 (65+); Children $3.00 (11+ under) Indoor Seating $20.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Food Vouchers for $44.00 (a savings of $10.00). Special Shows will have an increase in admission prices.
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their very well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478. At the Accord Speedway............................................
2018 RACE SCHEDULE
4/6/2018 Practice-all divisions Spectators Free Rain date 4/7 4/13/2018 Practice-all divisions Spectators Free Rain date 4/14 4/20/2018 Opening Night sponsored by FastSigns- All Divisions 4/27/2018 Mombaccus Night -All Divisions 5/4/2018 All Divisions 5/11/2018 Arkel Motors Night All Divisions 5/18/2018 PowderTech Night -All Divisions+ Enduro 5/25/2018 WRWD SALUTE TO VETS NIGHT All Divisions 6/1/2018 All Divisions + USAC WINGLESS SPRINTS 6/8/2018 Rapid Tire Night- All Divisions 6/13/2018 TBA WEDNESDAY 6/15/2018 Dig Safely Night-All Divisions + Enduro 6/20/18 TBA WEDNESDAY 6/22/2018 All Divisions 6/27/18 TBA WEDNESDAY 6/29/2018 Emmanuel's Marketplace Night*-All Divisions FIREWORKS & CHICKEN BBQ 7/3/2018 BATTLE OF THE BULL RING* 7/4/2018 RAIN DATE BATTLE OF THE BULL RING -WEDNESDAY 7/6/2018 Mid Hudson Concrete Night All Divisions 7/11/2018 TBA WEDNESDAY 7/13/2018 Pine Bush Equipment Night-All Divisions + Enduro 7/18/2018 TBA WEDNESDAY 7/20/2018 All Divisions 7/25/2018 TBA WEDNESDAY 7/27/2018All Divisions + Camera & Autograph Night 8/1/2018 TBA WEDNESDAY 8/3/2018 All Divisions 8/8/2018 TBA WEDNESDAY 8/10/2018 Racers Reunion Nostalgia Night All divisions & Vintage Modified 8/15/2018 TBA WEDNESDAY 8/17/2018 Escape RV Night-All Divisions + Enduro 8/22/2018 TBA WEDNESDAY 8/24/2018 Shakelton Auto Night All Divisions 8/29/2018 TBA WEDNESDAY 8/31/2018 All Divisions 9/7/2018 Upstate Auto FIRST RESPONDER NIGHTFIREWORKS All Divisions 9/14/2018 OCFS & Taylor Rental Night Eastern States Qualifier - All Divisions CHAMPIONS NIGHT 9/21/2018 Rain date 9/28/2018 Practice and safety tech for King of the Catskills 9/29/2018 King of the Catskills+Enduro 10/27/2018 Halloween Havoc sponsored by Liggan Insurance-Pure Stock Sportsman Wingless Sprints Enduro Trailer Races Rain date 11/3 Gates open at 12 noon Racing at 1:30 11/24/2017 *The Gobbler Modifed Crate vs Open Sportsman Ron Wright Memorial Street Stock Enduro
Schedule subject to change
* Special Show prices will be announced
SPECTATOR GATE OPENS AT 5:30 PIT GATE OPENS AT 5:00
HOT LAPS AT 7:00 RACING AT 7:30
Modified Sportsman Rookie Sportsman Pure Stock 4 Cylinder Jr 4 Cylinder Wingless Sprints
WEDNESDAY RACING DIVISIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED
4 cylinder Enduro Race Schedule
5/18 6/15 7/13 8/17 9/29 10/27 11/24
$40 Enduro Registration Fee Includes Driver Pit Pass
Regular Race Night Admission PricesAdults $14 Seniors (65+) $12 Children (11 and under) $3 Outdoor Reserved $16 Indoor Reserved $20
Family 4-Pack $44 (2 Adult, 2 Children Admissions plus $20 in Accord Bucks for the Concession Stand)
Small coolers are allowed in the grandstand area
No Alcoholic Beverages and No Glass Containers
NO PETS are allowed on speedway grounds
All bags/coolers are subject to search
Pit Admission $35 Age 5 to adult
Age 4 & under no charge
Minor release form required for anyone under 18 years of age entering the pit area.
The minor release form can be found in the "FORM" section.
Tickets and Pit Passes are Non-Transferable and Non-Refundable.
No Rain Checks after 5 Events.
RACE DAY PHONE 845-626-3478 SPEEDWAY OFFICE 845-626-1142
SPEEDWAY ADDRESS-299 WHITFIELD RD. ACCORD NY 12404
A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR
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