ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS
Accord, NY - All Systems Point "Go" For Accord Speedway's King Of The Catskills Event, September 29th
By Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media
rigorously under the quickly turning to fall skies settling over the
Catskill Mountains, Accord Speedway Promoter Gary Palmer is putting the
finishes touches the Palmer Family's pristine quarter mile hot spot in
preparation for the Grand-Daddy of all Accord Speedway events, "The King
of the Catskills" premier battle at their Ulster County speedplant.
Coming off a solid sixteen race schedule featuring nine different
winners in the Insinger Fuels Modified division, the downside was
frustrating as well with six cancellations, including a span of four
straight weeks hindering the momentum the drivers reached in the early
to mid-season portions of the season. Nevertheless, the regular season
finished in a flourish with five champions crowned for the 2018 racing
season and all champions earning their track titles with outstanding
performances along the way. All indications will have the 2018 KOTC
event on par with all of the great races that have taken place at "The
Gem in the Catskills" events of the past. Saturday night, September
29th is the date on the calendar that marks the return of the
prestigious King of the Catskills showcase event at the Accord Speedway.
The sponsor for the $5,000.00 to win Modified feature will be Insinger
Fuels located in Dushore, Pennsylvania.
divisions will add to the luster of the high profile event with the
Arkel Motors Sportsman division going head to head in a 602 Crate
headliner that will pay $2,500.00 to the winner of the event. Yannone
Enterprises and Superior Landscaping have come on board to boost the
prize to the aforementioned winner's share of the purse. The Emmanuel's
Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders will bring their bump and run hard
racing efforts to the speedway with $500.00 going to the winner of the
event based on at least twenty entries. The show will close out with the
wild and zany Emmanuel's Marketplace Four Cylinder Enduros chasing a
$750.00 pay day based on fifty entries for the 50-lap excursion.
off of the "Night of Champions" event last week to close out the
regular season, some of the divisions at the speedway were tight in the
point chases. When all was settled, heading up the list of 2018 track
champions was "The Montgomery Missile" Anthony Perrego who enjoyed a
great 2018 season and finished strongly to capture the Insinger Fuels
Modified division title and in doing so captured his second Modified
title at the track as he also was champion in 2016. "The Bushkill
Bullet" Kyle Rohner was dominant all season and captured six wins during
the season on his way to his fourth Accord Speedway title in the Arkel
Motors Sportsmen division. "The Traveling Man" Mick D'Agostino spent the
first few weeks transitioning into a new division but quickly learned
the short way around Accord as he captured six wins and remained
consistent all season long to place his stamp onto the speedway title in
the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car division. D'Agostino was a busy but
happy young man last week as he also captured his second consecutive
Hamlin Speedway Wingless 600 Sprint title. The Upstate Auto Pure Stock
racers had three drivers vying for the title but when the final tally
rang down it would be Steve Williams winning the title in the hotly
contested Upstate Auto Pure Stock division to earn his second driving
title at Accord. The Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder title
found Jerry Kingeter the most consistent of a great group of competitors
as he waltzed to title in the first year racing division.
Liggan from Liggan Insurance Agency and the guru of the famous "Grandma
Ann's" pies in the WRWD Radio Victory Lane, has added an incentive for
the ladies taking part in the King of the Catskills event. Billy is
adding $200.00 for the first lady in the Modified division across the
line. He has also added $150.00 for the first lady across the line in
the Sportsman division, $50.00 for the first lady in the Fireballers and
$75.00 for the Enduro ladies. In the initial words of the famous game
show emcee, Mr. Jack Bailey, "How would you like to be Queen for a day,"
creates the same buzz for the ladies who will be competing at the
speedway during the evening.
Additional information regarding the
"King of the Catskills" spectacular will be forthcoming as the days
click off leading up the September 29th race date. Make your plans now
for what will be a great outing in the rolling hills of Ulster County.
King of the Catskills will take place on a Saturday night on September
29th. Insinger Fuels Modifieds will race for $5,000.00 to win the 60 lap
event with $300.00 to take the green based on a 25 entry car count.
With the assistance from Yannone Enterprises and Superior Landscaping,
the 602 Crate Sportsman will now race for $2,500.00 to win for 30 laps
and based on a 25 car minimum. The Fireballers will race for $500.00
based on a 20 car entry and the Enduro cars will vie for $750.00 based
on a 50 car entry. Pit Gates will open at 3:30 and spectator gates will
open at 4 PM. Hot laps will begin at 6 PM. Tickets are on sale now and
Spectator Pricing is Adults $24.00, Seniors $22.00, Kids $5.00: Outdoor
Reserved seating is $26.00 and Indoor reserved sating is $30.00. The
Family Four Pack is priced at $68.00. For more information, go to the
speedway website at: www.accordspeedway.com or contact the speedway office at: 845-626-3478
Special event shows do have an increase in admission.
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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