ACCORD, NY – The season’s final dirt-track event in late-November is also becoming one of its most lucrative.
A long list of marketing partners has sweetened the pot for competitors entering the post-Thanksgiving ‘Gobbler’ on Saturday, Nov. 29 at Accord Speedway. The event made its debut last year as an overwhelming success with more than 100 race cars in the pit area at the Ulster County facility and an overflow crowd.
Again in 2014, the big-block/small-block ‘Mashed Potato Modifieds’ headline the ‘Gobbler’ program in a 50-lap event offering $7,117.11 to the winner thanks to Sowle Trailer Repair located in Fultonville, N.Y. Fifth-place in the event pays $1,000, with $500 reserved for the 10th-place finisher and $300 just to take the green flag.
Sportsman, Open vs. Crate 602, compete in the ‘Turkey 25’ event paying $1,500-plus to win, $100 to start and Crate 602 bonuses. The Ron Wright Memorial for ‘Pumpkin Pie Pure Stocks/Street Stocks’ is a 20-lap affair paying $500 to the winner and $50 to start.
A complete list of special awards and bonuses, growing daily, can be found at the end of this release, listed alphabetically.
Complete times, rules and general information for the ‘Gobbler’ can be found at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/gobbler-general-information/
Registration is currently open for both the Modified and Sportsman divisions.
The first official ‘Gobbler’ Modified entry has been filed by Dylan Scribner of East Greenbush, N.Y.
The Modified entry form can be found here: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/GobblerModifiedEntryForm.pdf
The Sportsman entry form can be found here: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/GobblerSportsmanEntryForm.pdf
‘Gobbler’ grandstand admission is $22 for Adults, $20 for Seniors (ages 65 and over) and $5 for Kids 11 and under. Limited indoor seating is available at $35 per seat. Contact the speedway office at 845.626.1142 to reserve a seat with a credit card. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.
Gates open at 11 a.m., with a drivers’ meeting set for 12:30 p.m. Hot laps will follow the drivers’ meeting. Race time is 1:30 p.m.
Last November, young Anthony Perrego of Montgomery, N.Y., fended off the late challenges of Stewart Friesen to win the 'Gobbler' Modified 50-lap event. For Sportsman graduate Perrego, the win was his first in the Modified ranks and he earned $7,732.11 including lap money and bonuses.
Rocky Warner of Gloversville, N.Y., drove his crate-powered Sportsman to victory over a stout field and Charlie Houghtaling of Parksville, N.Y., registered the Ron Wright Memorial Pure/Street Stock score.
-BD Motorsports Media Press Release. Photo Credit: Bob Armbruster