ACCORD, N.Y. – An early influx of winter in the New York State Catskill Mountain foothills has forced the postponement of the Gobbler at Accord Speedway until the scheduled weather date of Saturday, Dec. 1.
The announcement came on Nov. 21, in the advance of the Thanksgiving holiday, to allow race teams, fans and their families plenty of notice.
The speedway grounds, hit by an early season snow and an abundance of precipitation, are in no shape to host an event this weekend.
“It’s just too wet,” Accord Speedway promoter Gary Palmer stated. “I’m still pumping water off the track. The access roads, pit area and parking lot are saturated. There’s no way we could pull off this show on Saturday.”
Event co-promoter Brett Deyo added that the interest for the event is high once again this season, so the weather will be monitored with a hope of running the event on Dec. 1.
“We obviously need the weather to cooperate with us to allow for drying,” Deyo said. “We will keep an eye on the conditions and update the racing community next week. There has been tremendous feedback from all divisions and race fans. We’re hopeful for sunshine to help us close out the 2018 season.”
The rescheduled race will feature modifieds racing 50 laps for $5,000 to win, as well as the Crate 602 Sportsman and Street Stock classes, along with an Enduro nightcap.