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The Dirt-Track Dessert: Annual ‘Gobbler’ Set For Saturday, November 28

At Accord Speedway; Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks & Slingshots In Action

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

That has been the motto for the ‘Gobbler’ post-Thanksgiving special at Accord Speedway as the event is set for its third running Saturday, November 28. A full slate of stock car racing at the Ulster County quarter-mile oval will conclude the 2015 dirt-track season in the Northeast.

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.

The ‘Gobbler’ has been run twice at Accord Speedway as a co-promotion involving speedway owners Gary and Donna Palmer and Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC.

“People have been asking about this race since the middle of the summer,” Accord’s Gary Palmer said. “It is amazing the following the race has built up. Our fans really look forward to it as something they can do on the holiday weekend.”

A quickly run program is again planned for the ’15 edition, getting fans and competitors in and out on a potentially brisk afternoon.

General rules and information for all divisions can be found on the BD Motorsports Media website at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/gobbler-general-information-rules-pricing-times/

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: bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com.

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 a post-Thanksgiving 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 website at www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, 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 www.accordspeedway.com.
‘Gobbler’ Modified Entry Form: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015GobblerModifiedEntryForm.pdf

‘Gobbler’ Sportsman Entry Form: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015GobblerSportsmanEntryForm.pdf

‘Gobbler’ Slingshot Entry Form: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2015GobblerSlingshotEntryForm.pdf

Historic Georgetown Speedway Set To Live Another Year

1429624614Lease Agreement With BD Motorsports Media LLC Signed For 2016; Special-Event, Limited Schedule

GEORGETOWN, DE – A First State facility rich in history will live to see another year of auto racing.

On Tuesday, Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC signed a lease agreement with Seacoast Investments LLC to operate Georgetown Speedway in 2016 with a second-year option in place for 2017. A limited schedule of unique and special events will take place next season at the storied half-mile clay oval located just off the heavily traveled Route 113 corridor.

“There is a tremendous amount of support in Delaware for Georgetown Speedway,” Deyo said of the opportunity. “When Laura (Schafer, who had been leasing the speedway) made it known she was not going to renew her lease, the wheels started turning this past August. A number of people in the local business community have stepped up to make this possible.”

GeorgetownCrowd2During the last two years, Deyo and driver/racing businessman Eric Kormann have partnered to present the ‘Blast at the Beach’ midweek event at Georgetown. Both events were highly successful and drew large crowds and solid car counts with competitors from several surrounding states.

“I always respected the history of Georgetown, and definitely fell in love with the track after Eric led me down to promote our first race there in 2014,” Deyo said. “It’s an honor to have this opportunity to be part of the Georgetown legacy.”

The third annual ‘Blast at the Beach’ will of course be among the ’16 schedule highlights, again as a partnership with Kormann featuring the South Region of the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek. Kormann, who came on board with Schafer during the summer stretch last year, will again play a key role at Georgetown next season.

A number of different divisions are being looked at for the ’16 agenda. Scheduling will be done in conjunction with area speedways, namely neighboring Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., to avoid conflicts and ensure maximum participation and attendance.

“We will be working closely with Charlie Cathell (Delaware International owner and promoter) and his family for the betterment of racing in Delaware as a whole,” Deyo said.

“The plan is to bring a variety of different classes to the track and make each event something special and different.”

Due to the speedway’s southern location, an early season March event is already in the planning stages. Deyo hopes to be able to kick off the ’16 dirt Modified season in the Northeast at Georgetown.

Local businesses looking to get involved either as marketing partners or to enable facility improvements are urged to contact Deyo by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail: bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com. A complete website and social media overhaul is expected during the off-season.

“So far, the commitments from people in the area with businesses has been very encouraging,” Deyo said. “I am hoping the racing community can rally around Georgetown and keep the track thriving into the future.”

A general clean-up of the facility is planned with other projects pending as funding and time permit. Other news regarding the Georgetown ’16 season will be forthcoming.

Deyo will continue to organize the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek North and South regions in 2016. Scheduling is in the works for the series and will be released by early December.

Georgetown Speedway, originally constructed by Melvin L. Joseph in 1950, is located at the intersection of Route 113 and Speedway Road in Georgetown, Del., just miles from the Delaware beaches and less than a 40-minute drive from Ocean City, Md.

BD Motorsports Media LLC can be found online at www.shorttracksuperseries.com or www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, on Facebook under “Short Track Super Series” and on Twitter @ShortTrackSS.  Calls should be directed to 845.728.2781 during business hours.