Column By: MIKE TRAVERSE / RPW – ACCORD, NY – While some tracks in our part of the world have concluded their racing seasons and others are winding down, Accord Speedway has a busy September/October schedule that culminates with the popular Gobbler event in November.
This coming Friday, September 8th, is the Fireworks Extravaganza & First Responder’s Night, presented by O’Connor & Partners and Accord Speedway. A fireworks show at Accord is second to none in the Hudson Valley.
The racing highlight this Friday is the Joe Winne and Vinnie DeCicco Modified Memorial Race. The winner’s purse is a hefty $5,500.
On Friday September 15th, DiPietro Trucking presents make up races from some events that weren’t concluded earlier this season. Divisions that will be in action are Rookies, 4 Cylinders, Pure Stocks, All Star Slingshots, Junior Slingshots, Wingless Sprints and Accord Vintage Modifieds.
Saturday, September 16th finds A.M.A. Motorcycles at Accord.
After a week off, Accord is back in action on Saturday, September 30th as the Sportsman take center stage with the always competitive Joe G’s Great Crate Race presented by Mid-Hudson Concrete Products.
As the calendar flips into October, Saturday the 7th will have the Fall face Off event. Divisions in action will be Pure Stocks 4 Cylinders, Rookies, Slingshots and Wingless Sprints along with a 4 Cylinder Enduro.
Saturday, October 14th will see the King of the Catskills / Ron Van Etten Memorial Race that was postponed from earlier in the season.
Saturday, October 28th will be the Halloween Havoc event. Always a great festive atmosphere at that race.
And the Northeast dirt racing season will conclude on Saturday, November 28th with the running of The Gobbler. Even after attending many of these events, I always find it to be kind of cool to be at a track where Christmas music is playing on the P.A. system. It’s a great way to say goodbye to friends for a few months.
After a difficult start to the season, Accord Speedway has hit their stride with some good events recently. Here’s hoping that the trend can continue with good weather through the balance of the season.