By STEVE PADOS
ACCORD, NY – Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer, in conjunction with WRWD Radio 107.3 FM, will usher in the Memorial Day weekend at their superb quarter mile speedplant located in the Catskill Mountains of New York State on Friday evening, May 26th. WRWD Radio personality Uncle Mike Hansen is in charge of the festivities that will feature favorite WRWD musics selections for the first hour beginning at 4:30. Live music is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30. A color guard presentation along with taps, pledge and the national anthem will bring the presentation to a close. The evening of speed will be presented by the good folks at WRWD Radio 107.3 FM in the Hudson Valley, playing the best country music in the greater Catskills area.
Once the presentation is completed, the racing will commence with six divisions of racing scheduled. The early season, even though hindered by some rainouts, has been fantastic with the United Pump & Tank Modified division having three different winners in the first three events. The same can be said for the Upstate Auto Pure Stock division as each event has produced a different winner. Former two-time track champion “The Bushkill Bullet” Kyle Rohner has returned to the speedway in 2017 and has captured two of the three of the races presented thus far. Former Quad track champion at the speedway Eric Jennings has transitioned into a top flight open wheeler and has captured two of the three WRWD Radio Wingless Sprint Car features. “The Jersey Force” Anthony Recchio has won two of the three WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman events. “The Cold Spring Kid” Jake Mason has taken his racing to another level as he has won all three of the Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshot events presented thus far.
Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Pit Gates open at 4:30; Spectator Gates open at 5:00; Hot Laps are at 6:30 and the racing begins at 7 PM. Admission for Adults $14.00; Seniors (65+) $12.00; Children $3.00 (11+ under) Indoor Seating $20.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Accord Bucks for $44.00 (a savings of $10.00) Special event shows do have an increase in admission.
June 2nd brings the D&D NAPA Night to the Accord Speedway for seven divisions of great racing excitement. The Empire Lightning Sprints make their first appearance of the season to display their own brand of winged magic excitement to the speedway.
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
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