ACCORD, N.Y. – What was initiated as a novelty year-end program has grown significantly into one of the 2013 racing season’s most lucrative events.
When Accord Speedway hosts the 2013 Gobbler dirt-track finale on Nov. 30, race teams in each of the three divisions will be competing for healthy purses and a long list of special awards thanks to a growing group of marketing partners. The Gobbler event, a co-promotion involving BD Motorsports Media LLC and Accord owner/promoter Gary Palmer, will bring down the curtain on outdoor dirt-track racing in 2013.
The afternoon program at the Ulster County quarter-mile oval is headlined by a 50-lap big-block/small-block modified main event paying a hefty $6,711 to the winner thanks to Sowle Trailer Repair and Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. Sportsman (Open & Crate 602) race 25 laps for $1,000 to the winner and a special Pure Stock/Street Stock Ron Wright Memorial 20-lap event, with a rapidly growing purse, completes the event.
Competitors in the “Mashed Potato Modifieds,” Sportsman “Turkey 25” and “Pumpkin Pie Pure Stocks” have plenty of reason to keep their cars together for the ‘Gobbler’ finale.
Gates open at 11 a.m. with a Driver’s Meeting set for 12:30 p.m. Hot laps begin at 1 p.m. and the first green is flag planned for 1:30 p.m.
Grandstand admission is $20 for Adults, $18 for Seniors (ages 65 and over) and $5 for Kids 11 and under. Limited indoor seating is available at $30 each. Contact the speedway office at 845-626-3478 to reserve an indoor seat. Pit admission is $35 with no license required.