Accord, NY - Second Annual Accord Speedway Reunion On Tap Friday Night, August 10th
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media
Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer have been stymied the past two
weeks with rain-outs at their speedway but will be hoping to right the
ship on Friday Night, August 10th when Kenco Outfitters hosts the
speedway racing card and the second annual Accord Speedway Racers
Reunion takes place on the speedway grounds. Last year the attendance
was overwhelming as the many stars from the past glories at the speedway
came out in full support of such a memorable event. Even though the
racing had to be cancelled due to the heavy rainfall, the drivers, the
fans and announcers Tim Adams and Steve Pados carried out their mission
and between 30 and 40 interviews took place. The Palmer Family will be
hoping for some relief from Mother Nature as they prepare for this years
edition of the event as the reunion organizers Frank Bush and Jim
Douglas have worked overtime and then double-time to produce an even
greater reunion this time around. Kenco Outfitters is the headline
sponsor for the event as they "Outfit Your Life" in taking care of just
about any application possible in the way of camping, hiking, fishing,
boating and clothing needs. Their website is: www.atkenco.com.
divisions of racing will go to the post on Friday night with the six
regular divisions of racing and the Northeast Vintage Modifieds have
been added for their fourth appearance of the season. The racing at the
speedway has been excellent all season long with some new additions to
the rosters increasing the top level of competition at Accord. Nine
different winner have graced the WRWD Radio Victory Lane thus far in the
Insinger Fuel Modifieds with "Jammin" Jimmy Wells leading the way with
three wins. "The Wild Child" Andy Bachetti is the only other driver with
multiple wins and he gas scored two wins thus far. Seven different
winners have found pay-dirt in the Arkel Motors Sportsman with "The
Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner leading the way with five wins. "The Jersey
Force" Anthony Recchio has found his way to victory lane twice. Five
different winners are in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock division with
Emerson Cargain Jr leading the way with five wins. "The Travelin Man"
Mick D'Agostino has scored six wins thus far in the WRWD Sprint ranks
with Bob Tersillo and Jeremy Quick each scoring three wins. Charles
Loiodice and Cole Stangle have each scored thee wins in the WRWD Rookie
Sportsman while five additional drivers have gone to victory lane. Five
drivers have been credited with wins in the Emmanuel's Marketplace
Fireball Four Cylinder division with Jerry Kingeter leading the way with
four wins thus far.
Some of the interviews done last season
included such Accord greats as Ray Anderson, Russ Meyer, Jimmy Banks,
Donnie Beesmer, Steve Conklin, Barry Davis, Bert Irwin Jr, Hank
Goranson, Wayne Gundburg, Howard Osterhout, Elwood Hewitt, Tom Matthews,
Bruce Carman, Bill Judge, Doug Tyler Sr and Jr, Brian Lynch, John
Markle, Rich Ricci Sr and John VanLeuven. With many of those drivers
attending and many more to come out this year, this edition of the event
will long be remembered by those who still bask in the glory of the
"Golden Era of Racing."
Racing is on tap every Friday night at
Accord Speedway from April through September. Please make note of the
new starting times: Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at
5:30; Hot Laps begin at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM. Admission
for Adults $14.00; Seniors (65+) $12.00; Children $3.00 (11+ under)
Indoor Seating $20.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children
and $20.00 in Accord Bucks for $44.00 (a savings of $10.00)
Special event shows do have an increase in admission.
17th is Escape RV Night at Accord Speedway with all divisions racing
and highlighted by the Emmanuel's Marketplace sponsored Four Cylinder
Enduro race. A strong series of events heading down the final stretch of
the season will find exciting racing for all fans to enjoy with many
special attractions to complete your evening out to the races.
further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions
to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
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