Open Wheel Wednesday Returns June 29th 2016 Plus The Tri-Track Will Be Back in 2016

 IMG_1777 (2)The First official Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track Open Modified race announcement was made yesturday with the annual Open Wheel Wednesday show returning to Seekonk Speedway June 29th 2016. The Tri-Track Open Modified Series invades Seekonk Speedway competing in the  $10,000 to win 100 lap main event. The open wheel Modifieds will again be joinedIMG_1713 (2) by the annual The Boston Louie NEMA Midget Race with NEMA Lites rounding out the card for the very popular annual Mid Week Show. Last years show featured a big win by Richard Savary over a large  field of modifieds, a great Boston Louie NEMA midget race won by Todd Bertrand and NEMA Lite midgets won by PJ Stergios.  Signup for teams wishing to enter the Tri-Track modified race will start after Jan. 1 2016  and entry forms will be available then. We spoke to Jim Schaefer the Long Island Mod Maniac  today and he confirmed that the Tri-Track Open Modified series will be back in 2016. They are talking to tracks to set the dates for next years races and will be announcing additional dates as they become available.  As always laps will be sold to support the Northeast Race Cars Tri-Track races and you can contact Jim to reserve your laps. The series is looking for additional sponsors for 2016 and if you are interested you can contact Jim or Dick Williams.


The 1st Annual Swap Meet will take place at the famed Orange County Fairgrounds on Saturday Nov 21, 2015 RAIN or SHINE. A large variety of racing related products is expected to be available for purchase, if you have it and want to sell it bring it here. Plenty of space is available, there is no need to pre-register, space is sold the day of the swap meet. Gates open for vendors to purchase space at 6am, vendors please enter the grounds through gate 1 located on Wisner Avenue by the Speedway Office. Space pricing is as follows: $15 per truck, $25 per truck with trailer and $50 for Indoor Space (limited availability on indoor space – first come first served).  The Public gates will open at 8am with a $5 admission, public will enter through gate 3 on Wisner Avenue at the corner of Wisner and Carpenter Avenues.  If you need any more information, please call the Speedway Office at (845) 342-2573.  The 1st Annual Swap Meet will conclude the 2015 events at Orange County Fair Speedway and the management and staff would like to thank all the racers, owners, sponsors and fans for making 2015 another wonderful season, we hope everyone will enjoy the winter and the holiday season and we look forward to continuing to set the standard in dirt track racing in the future. Join us in 2016 as we celebrate 97 years of racing on the Hard Clay, watch our website for our 2016 schedule.

Any Good Thanksgiving Meal Has Plenty Of Toppings: Accord Speedway ‘Gobbler’ Saturday November 28

ACCORD, NY – Any good Thanksgiving meal has plenty of extra toppings.

The ‘Gobbler’ 2015 Northeast dirt-track finale at Accord Speedway will have its share of “extras” for competitors taking part in the Saturday, November 28 post-Thanksgiving special.

Headlining the ‘Gobbler’ spectacular is a 50-lap main for big-block/small-block Modifieds offering a healthy $5,300 winner’s share and $300 just to take the green flag. Sportsman (Open vs. Crate 602) race for 25 laps and $1,200 to win. Completing the program will be Street Stocks, competing in the Ron Wright Memorial with a $500 winner’s share for 20 laps and Slingshots doing battle for $300 to win in a 20-lap feature.

Additional marketing partners have boosted this event with cash and contingency awards.

The Hard Charger Award in the Modified 50-lap event will be worth a hefty $300 cash thanks to Jim Thorne Jr. and Economy Movers of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The driver advancing the most positions from their scheduled starting position to the finish will take home the bonus money. Economy Movers is online at

Behrent’s Performance Warehouse of Florida, N.Y., will award a pair of $100 gift cards to the drivers turning the fastest two laps in the 50-lap Modified main event as recorded by the speedway’s transponder system. Behrent’s Performance Warehouse is on the web at

The fifth-place finisher in the 50-lap Modified feature will take home a free non-beadlock wheel courtesy of Vahlco Wheels. The online home of Vahlco Wheels is

The top-finishing Orange County (N.Y.) Fair Speedway regular in the Modified 50 will take home $50 cash from DMJ Photos and Boris Rudzinski. A similar $50 cash award will go to the leading Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway representative posted by a loyal fan of the historic fairgrounds track.

In the Street Stock division, Par 5 Landscaping has signed on to present a $75 Hard Charger Award in the Ron Wright Memorial. The award will go to the driver advancing the most positions from their scheduled starting position to the finish. Par 5 Landscaping is online at

Jay’s Pool Service of Middletown, N.Y., has signed on to boost the Slingshot division with a $50 cash award to the highest-finishing Junior Slingshot competitor and an additional $50 for the last-place finisher in the main event.

General rules and information for all divisions can be found on the BD Motorsports Media website at the following link:

Pit gates will open at 10 a.m., with grandstand gates unlocked at 11 a.m. A drivers’ meeting is planned for 12:30 p.m., with hot laps at 1 p.m. and racing at 2 p.m.

Adult admission is $22. Seniors (ages 65 and over) pay $20 and Kids 11 and under pay $5. Limited indoor seating is available for $35 by calling 845.626.1142 in advance of the event. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.  

Registration is now open for the Modified, Sportsman and Slingshot divisions. Entry forms have been posted on the BD Motorsports Media website. There is no pre-entry fee for the Street Stock division.

Marketing and lap sponsorship opportunities are now available for the ‘Gobbler’ event by contacting BD Motorsports Media by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail:

The inaugural ‘Gobbler’ was contested on Nov. 30, 2013 with Anthony Perrego of Montgomery, N.Y., securing the Modified triumph over Stewart Friesen. Other winners included Rocky Warner (Sportsman) and Charlie Houghtaling (Street Stock).

The ’14 version was postponed by weather to April 14, 2015. Jackie Brown Jr., a local Hurley, N.Y., competitor, was the Modified winner. Other victors included Greg McCloskey (Sportsman), Kevin Skelly (Street Stock) and Demetrios Drellos (Slingshot). 

Accord previously ran Thanksgiving weekend race very early in the Palmer promotional regime, back in 2002 with Robbie Green of Wallkill, N.Y., the Modified winner.

For updated information, visit the BD Motorsports Media LLC website at, follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or visit the Short Track Super Series page on Facebook.

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


‘Gobbler’ Modified Entry Form:

‘Gobbler’ Sportsman Entry Form:

‘Gobbler’ Slingshot Entry Form:

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