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BATTLE OF THE BULLRING 8 READY TO ROLL TUESDAY, MAY 11 AT ACCORD

Written by Chris Moore

ACCORD, NY – After a one-year hiatus, the ‘Battle of the Bullring’ returns in full swing on Tuesday night (May 11).

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco returns to Accord Speedway after missing the 2020 edition at the Ulster County facility due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Not only will the May 11 race serve as the eighth running of the event: it also kicks off the Hurlock Auto & Speed North Region for the STSS Modifieds.

The Land Hoe Maintenance-sponsored 50-lapper will pay a minimum of $5,440 to the winner with a minimum $25,610 total purse in place for the Modifieds with numerous certificates and bonuses up for grabs as well.

In 2019, Sheffield, Mass., driver Andy Bachetti held off a hard-charging Mike Gular of Boyertown, Pa., who had come from the consolation, to grab his fifth career STSS triumph. Rich Ricci Jr., Matt Sheppard and J.R. Hurlburt rounded out the top-five.

Jerry Higbie picked up his one and only STSS victory in the 2018 edition of the ‘Battle of the Bullring.’ Anthony Perrego – who was trying for his second consecutive win in the event – came home second, with Jeremy Smith, Danny Creeden and Jimmy Wells in tow.

Only Middletown, N.Y.’s Anthony Perrego has won the event multiple times, annexing the 2017 and 2014 editions. In 2017, Perrego up-ended Jimmy Wells and Billy Decker to win his second ‘Battle of the Bullring.’

His 2014 triumph was his first career STSS triumph, coming one year after winning the Sportsman edition of the ‘Battle of the Bullring’ in 2013. The 2014 edition was also the first STSS-sanctioned event at Accord Speedway.

The STSS all-time winningest driver won his lone ‘Battle of the Bullring’ in 2016. Sprakers, N.Y.’s Stewart Friesen topped a thrilling three-car duel over Danny Johnson and Jimmy Horton.

The 2013 ‘Battle of the Bullring’ runner-up did one better in 2015, as Jackie Brown Jr. – like Jerry Higbie – got his lone career STSS victory at the quarter-mile oval. Brown topped Tommy Meier and Danny Tyler to win the third edition of the ‘Battle of the Bullring.’

The inaugural event was a non-sanctioned race, as the STSS had not been conceived yet. Danny Creeden was the first ‘Battle of the Bullring’ winner.

Joining the STSS Modifieds will be the Precision Hydraulic & Oil Crate 602 Sportsman for their first race of the 2021 series schedule. A $5,455purse is in place with $1,500 reserved to the winner.

Four Cylinders will also be on the card for the STSS North Region opener.

For the May 11 race all gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps starting at 6:15 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

General admission prices are $25 for Adults, $23 for Seniors (ages 65 & up) and $3 for Kids ages 11 and under. Reserved seating prices are an extra $2. Indoor Reserved Seating is $35 (call 845-626-1142 to secure an indoor seat).

The ‘Battle of the Bullring 8’ general information sheet has been posted on the STSS website: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/BattleoftheBullring8GeneralInfoSheet.pdf

A rain date of Wednesday, May 12 is in place for the event.

Accord Speedway is located at 299 Whitfield Road Accord, NY 12404. The speedway can be reached by phone at 845.626.1142 or 845.626.1494 or on the web at https://accordspeedway.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.

LAND HOE MAINTENANCE TO PRESENT BATTLE OF THE BULLRING 8 AT ACCORD ON MAY 11

ACCORD, NY – Elbows up!

The tight quarter-mile Accord Speedway plays host to Round No. 1 of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Hurlock Auto & Speed North Region on Tuesday, May 11 with the eighth edition of the ‘Battle of the Bullring’ at the Ulster County facility.

Joining the STSS Modified North Region competitors are the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman taking part in the first Precision Hydraulic & Oil North Region program.

Land Hoe Maintenance has signed on to present the 2021 ‘Battle of the Bullring’ annual visit by the STSS to Gary and Donna Palmer’s facility.

Based in Danbury, Conn., Land Hoe Maintenance is a complete lawn care, landscape design, plowing, leaf removal and property maintenance company servicing the Danbury area since 1996. With Land Hoe Maintenance, “a great-looking lawn and garden is on the horizon.”

Land Hoe Maintenance was founded by the father-and-son team of Don and John Brown.

Learn more about Land Hoe Maintenance by calling 203.791.8418, liking Land Hoe Maintenance LLC on Facebook or visiting www.landhoemaintenance.com.

The ‘Battle of the Bullring 8’ features STSS Modifieds racing 50 laps for $5,440 to win (remembering Tom Perrego), $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag plus special awards and bonuses. Crate 602 Sportsman battle for 25 laps with $1,500 going to the winner. Four Cylinders, utilizing Accord Speedway rules, complete the tripleheader with $300 going to the winner of a 15-lap main.

Complete race information has been posted on the Short Track Super Series website: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/BattleoftheBullring8GeneralInfoSheet.pdf

The ‘Battle of the Bullring’ at Accord was one of the original six Short Track Super Series events during the inaugural 2014 season. The race began one year earlier as a non-sanctioned co-promotion involving BD Motorsports Media LLC and Accord’s Gary Palmer.

The event was not run in 2020 as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.

Accord Speedway is located at 299 Whitfield Road Accord, NY 12404. The speedway can be reached by phone at 845.626.1142 or 845.626.1494 or on the web at https://accordspeedway.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.

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.