ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS
Accord, NY - Second Annual Accord Speedway Reunion Successful Despite Rain
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media
Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer continue to have a constant
disagreement with Mother Nature on the days it is acceptable to rain and
to be honest Mother Nature is missing the memos. Last Friday evening
the speedway was all set to go with a seven division show plus the
second annual Accord Speedway Reunion honoring the legends of the
speedway who helped carve out the rich tradition of competing at Accord.
Yes, Mother Nature stepped in and doused the speedway grounds with
more of the rain that foced the cancellation of the racing activity at
the speedway. However, the reunion did take place among the raindrops
and for the nice crowd of loyal fans that stayed for the show were
treated to a great gathering of the Accord Speedway legends.
though the racing had to be cancelled due to the rainfall, the drivers,
the fans and announcers Tim Adams and Steve Pados carried out their
mission and between 50 and 60 interviews took place. The reunion
organizers Frank Bush and Jim Douglas worked overtime to produce an even
greater reunion this time around. Stories from the past glories of the
speedway were abundant throughout the two hour show and it was a joyous
occasion as the drivers swapped stories back and forth about wins, track
incidents, the beginning of the racing at Accord and some good old bs
stories that had the fans wanting more with each interview.
on hand included the Ricci Family, the Tyler Family, Jeff Heotzler, the
Green Family, Mike Brown, Dean Alexander, Jimmy Banks, Greg Chelak, the
Cole Family, Steve Conklin, George Demorest, Mike Dean, Adam Douglas,
Jimmy Glass, Rich Dymond, Jimmy Fugel, Dick Hanson, the Horton Family,
Nick Illobre, Bert Irwin Jr, the Judge Family, the Lapp Family, Joe
Lawrence, Bill Leise, Brian Lynch, the Markle Family, Tommy Matthews,
John Penning, Gary Quick, Clyde Russell, Reggie Solcberg, the Stevens
Family, Cliff Wicks, Eddy Woodruf and many more who came out to enjoy a
great gathering among the Accord racing community.
already being formulated for 2019 and the only thing that is hoped will
not show up is the forces of Mother Nature. Kenco Outfitters was the
headline sponsor the track event and for the second straight year their
parade was rained on as well. Please check out their website at: www.atkenco.com for
all of your outfitting needs. Assisting the organizers for the event
included, Woodstock Harley Davidson, Gene's Tire Service, Al's Garage,
Denise Markle at Healthcare Relationship Solutions, Beesmer's Home
Furnishings, Jim Glass Corvette, TTI Luxury Motorcoach Transportation,
Jim's Auto Body, the Markle Family and the Larry Ricci Family.
divisions of racing will go to the post on Friday night with the six
regular divisions of racing and the Emmanuel's Marketplace Four Cylinder
Enduros also added. 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 winners 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 has
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 found their way 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.
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 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. The run to the
championship will also be the focus down the stretch of the season with
many of points chases heading down to the wire.
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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