ACCORD, N.Y. – History could be made and one driver may leave $10,000 richer from Accord Speedway on Nov. 30.
An innovative “Clean Your Plate Challenge” has been announced for the big-block/small-block modified portion of the Gobbler 2013 dirt-track finale Nov. 30 at Accord Speedway, a co-promotion involving BD Motorsports Media LLC and speedway owner Gary Palmer. Should a driver complete the challenge, the Gobbler will go down as the highest-paying event in the history of the Ulster County quarter-mile oval, which opened in 1962.
Currently, the Gobbler Modified 50-lap feature pays $7,117.11 to the winner thanks to Sowle Trailer Repair and Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. Simplicity Designs and Creekside Supply also contributed to the winner’s share.
Now, the stakes have gone even higher. The “Clean Your Plate Challenge” works like this: should one driver win the main event ($7,117.11 plus lap money), the Jack’s Used Race Car Parts Dash for Cash ($300) and a heat race (each heat pays $100), Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa., has guaranteed that driver will earn $10,000 cash. Insinger Performance will make up the difference between the driver’s earnings and and the $10,000.
“This will definitely add some excitement to an already big event,” said event co-promoter Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC. “It will be a challenge for a driver to sweep the event, but it could be done. Danny Creeden won his heat race and ran the Dash when he won the ‘Battle of the Bullring’ in August, so it isn’t far outside the realm of possibility.
“We could make some Accord Speedway history and one driver could earn $10,000 for 65 laps of work by ‘cleaning their plate’ that day.”
Speedway owner Palmer said the ‘Gobbler’ has brought significant attention to his facility.
“It’s great to have all the hype,” Palmer said. “Locally, around the track, and with racers and fans from all over, it’s definitely got people talking about Accord Speedway. I’m really looking forward to it.”