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DUE TO EARLY WINTER AND SOAKED GROUNDS, 2018 GOBBLER IS CANCELED (11-28-18)

ACCORD, NY – There’s no question ‘Old Man Winter’ arrived early in the Hudson Valley and foothills of the Catskill Mountains.

The entourage of wet weather has now claimed the Northeast dirt-track finale ‘Gobbler’ at Accord Speedway. The event, which had previously been postponed to Dec. 1, has been canceled and will not be made up.

Rain, wintry mix and snow has left the grounds and track surface at the Ulster County facility completely saturated.

“Everything is soaked,” speedway promoter Gary Palmer said. “The track, the pits, the parking lot – there is no way we could be race ready for Saturday, even with three days of hot weather and sunshine.”

In the previous five editions of the ‘Gobbler’ the event went off twice on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (2013 & ’18) and on two occasions the first Saturday of December (’15 & ’16). Only once, in ’14, the event was pushed back to the following April after racers and competitors had arrived.

“We aren’t giving up on the ‘Gobbler’ at all,” event co-promoter Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC said. “This November was extreme, even for New York weather. We will put it back on the schedule for next year and hope for better luck with Mother Nature.”

The ’18 season is now complete for both Accord Speedway and BD Motorsports Media LLC.

Accord Speedway is located at 299 Whitfield Road Accord, NY 12404. To learn more about the speedway, visit www.accordspeedway.com, call the speedway office at 845.626.1142 or the race day line: 845.626.3478. E-mail the speedway at accordspeedway@yahoo.com.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

Accord Speedway’s “Gobbler” and Syracuse Indoor Kart Championship Up Next for Tyler Thompson

Dan Kapuscinski Motorsports Promotions – OSWEGO, NY (November 20, 2018) – There is no off-season for Jason Simmons Racing and driver Tyler Thompson, as the duo prepares to take on The Gobbler at Accord Speedway this weekend before shifting back to karts for the New York State Indoor Championships in Syracuse.

This Saturday, November 24, Thompson will travel to Accord Speedway with his No. 98T Bicknell chassis Sportsman machine for the $1,000 to win Gobbler championship, fresh off of a victory in the All-Star Invitational Sportsman main at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October.

The 25-lap Sportsman contest will join a $5,000 to win Big Block/Small Block Modified championship as well as Street Stocks and 4-Cylinders.  Hot laps are scheduled to begin at Noon on Saturday with racing at 1 p.m.

For more information, visit online at www.accordspeedway.com.

The following weekend Thompson will return to the seat of a Slack Karts racer for the annual New York State Indoor Championships in the New York State Fairgrounds’ Center of Progress building on November 30 and December 1.

Keep up with Jason Simmons Racing and lead driver Tyler Thompson through their all-new website at www.tylerthompson98.com.

Visit www.facebook.com/JasonSimmonsRacing to follow Thompson and Jason Simmons Racing on social media.

Accord Speedway Set To Host Post-Thanksgiving ‘Gobbler’ Saturday, November 24

ACCORD, NY – Eat Thanksgiving dinner with the family, we’ll provide the dirt-track dessert.

On Saturday, November 24, the curtain comes down on the Northeast outdoor season in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. Accord Speedway, the quarter-mile clay oval operated by Gary and Donna Palmer, plays host to the ‘Gobbler’ season finale for the sixth consecutive year.

The ‘Gobbler’ is an annual post-Thanksgiving co-promotion involving the Palmer family and BD Motorsports Media LLC.

The headline event, of course, is the 50-lap main for the ‘Mashed Potato’ Modifieds paying a healthy $5,000 to the winner plus bonuses. Last year, the event featured an epic battle between eventual winner Andy Bachetti and runner-up Mike Ricci. The pair traded the lead on several occasions before Sheffield, Mass., driver Bachetti ultimately won out.

The Modifieds will compete under Short Track Super Series rules for this event.

The ‘Cranberry Sauce’ Crate 602 Sportsman are set for a 25-lap event offering $1,000 to take the victory.

Also on the docket, the ‘Pumpkin Pie’ Pure/Street Stocks in a Shootout Series event honoring the memory of Ron Wright, a Four Cylinder ‘Feast’ and a side of Enduro pudding.

Pit gates will open at 9 a.m. Grandstand gates will unlock at 10 a.m. Hot laps begin at noon and the first green flag flies at 1 p.m.

Adult grandstand admission is $24. Seniors (ages 65 and up) pay $22. Kids 11 and under are $5. Reserved outdoor seating can be obtained for $26. Limited indoor seating is available for $35 by calling the speedway office at 845.626.1142.

Pit admission is $40, with no license required.

There is a ‘weather date’ in effect for this event of Saturday, December 1.

Accord Speedway is located at 299 Whitfield Road Accord, NY 12404. To learn more about the speedway, visit www.accordspeedway.com, call the speedway office at 845.626.1142 or the race day line: 845.626.3478. E-mail the speedway at accordspeedway@yahoo.com.

To learn more about the 2018 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.