ACCORD, NY – The ‘Gobbler’ at Accord Speedway is not only the last dirt-track event in the Northeast for 2015. It is also becoming one of the richest.


Marketing partners continue to “sweeten the pot” for the post-Thanksgiving special to take place on Saturday, November 28 at the Ulster County quarter-mile oval.


Upstate Auto of Germantown, N.Y., has signed on to boost the winner’s shares for both the big-block/small-block Modified and Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman divisions. The 50-lap ‘Gobbler’ Modified main event will now offer $5,500 to win (up from $5,300), while Sportsman competitors battle 25 laps for $1,500 to win (up from $1,200).


United Pump & Tank of Newburgh, N.Y., will reward the halfway leader, lap 25, in the Modified main with a $300 cash bonus. United Pump & Tank, a leader in service station maintenance and technologies, can be found online at


The top-three Crate 602 Sportsman representatives in the Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman main event will receive $150, $125 and $125 courtesy of United Pump & Tank.


In the Street Stock division, the 20-lap Ron Wright Memorial will now offer a minimum of $600 to win via support received from Schmidt’s Wholesale in Monticello, N.Y.


Slingshots complete the program racing 20 laps for a minimum of $300 to win and $50 to take the green flag.


Additional marketing partners have boosted this event with cash and contingency awards.


The Hard Charger Award in the Modified 50-lap event will be worth a hefty $300 cash thanks to Jim Thorne Jr. and Economy Movers of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The driver advancing the most positions from their scheduled starting position to the finish will take home the bonus money. Economy Movers is online at


Behrent’s Performance Warehouse of Florida, N.Y., will award a pair of $100 gift cards to the drivers turning the fastest two laps in the 50-lap Modified main event as recorded by the speedway’s transponder system. Behrent’s Performance Warehouse is on the web at


The fifth-place finisher in the 50-lap Modified feature will take home a free non-beadlock wheel courtesy of Vahlco Wheels. The online home of Vahlco Wheels is


The top-finishing Orange County (N.Y.) Fair Speedway regular in the Modified 50 will take home $50 cash from DMJ Photos and Boris Rudzinski. A similar $50 cash award will go to the leading Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway representative posted by a loyal fan of the historic fairgrounds track.


In the Street Stock division, Par 5 Landscaping has signed on to present a $75 Hard Charger Award in the Ron Wright Memorial. The award will go to the driver advancing the most positions from their scheduled starting position to the finish. Par 5 Landscaping is online at


Jay’s Pool Service of Middletown, N.Y., has signed on to boost the Slingshot division with a $50 cash award to the highest-finishing Junior Slingshot competitor and an additional $50 for the last-place finisher in the main event.


General rules and information for all divisions can be found on the BD Motorsports Media website at the following link:


Pit gates will open at 10 a.m., with grandstand gates unlocked at 11 a.m. A drivers’ meeting is planned for 12:30 p.m., with hot laps at 1 p.m. and racing at 2 p.m.


Adult admission is $22. Seniors (ages 65 and over) pay $20 and Kids 11 and under pay $5. Limited indoor seating is available for $35 by calling 845.626.1142 in advance of the event. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.


Registration is now open for the Modified, Sportsman and Slingshot divisions. Entry forms have been posted on the BD Motorsports Media website. There is no pre-entry fee for the Street Stock division.


Marketing and lap sponsorship opportunities are now available for the ‘Gobbler’ event by contacting BD Motorsports Media by phone at 845.728.2781 or via e-mail: [email protected]


The inaugural ‘Gobbler’ was contested on Nov. 30, 2013 with Anthony Perrego of Montgomery, N.Y., securing the Modified triumph over Stewart Friesen. Other winners included Rocky Warner (Sportsman) and Charlie Houghtaling (Street Stock).


The ’14 version was postponed by weather to April 14, 2015. Jackie Brown Jr., a local Hurley, N.Y., competitor, was the Modified winner. Other victors included Greg McCloskey (Sportsman), Kevin Skelly (Street Stock) and Demetrios Drellos (Slingshot).


Accord previously ran Thanksgiving weekend race very early in the Palmer promotional regime, back in 2002 with Robbie Green of Wallkill, N.Y., the Modified winner.


For updated information, visit the BD Motorsports Media LLC website at, follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or visit the Short Track Super Series page on Facebook.


Accord Speedway, a neat-and-tidy quarter-mile clay oval nestled in the hills of Ulster County, is located at 299 Whitfield Road Accord, NY 12404. The speedway is on the web at


-BD Motorsports Media Press Release. Photo credit: Bob Armbruster

Sweeten the Pot: More Money on the Line at ‘The Gobbler’