By STEVE PADOS
ACCORD, NY The Accord Speedway is locked, loaded and ready for this coming Friday evening, June 30th, to usher in a full compliment of awesome events scheduled at their pristine entertainment facility. Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer and staff have worked overtime and then some to prepare for one of the biggest nights of the season on the Accord Speedway schedule. When the gates of the speedway swing open on Friday afternoon, the Emmanuel’s Marketplace sponsored event will find the first order of business for the fans is to make a quick sprint to the concession area to partake in the “famous” Chicken BBQ with all of the “fixins” prepared by the award winning Accord staff. After partaking of the selection of entrees, a sidestep to Emma’s Sweets and Treats will find a great offering of ice cream sundaes, shakes and floats and more to satisfy one’s sweet tooth and more fun for the kids with balloon sculptures.
The exciting six division racing card will follow. No one ever knows what to expect at the “Gem in the Catskills” speed plant and the racing thus far in 2017 has produced many different winners among the six divisions of racing. Seven different winners in the United Pump and Tank Modified division, five in the Arkel Motors Sportsman, five in the WRWD Rookie division, three in the NEWS Sprints, three in the Junior Slingshots and five in the Upstate Auto Pure Stocks bear solid proof the racers have to be on their “A-Game” to secure a win at the speedway. The racing will commence with hot laps, heat racing and a couple of feature events before the lights go out on the speedway.
Once the speedway is completely dark, the experts at Santore’s Famous Fireworks will take over the skies high above the speedway. With more than eighty years of community service as their back-drop for the event, Santore’s Famous Fireworks promises to light up the Catskills skies like no other show before it has ever done. The flash, the fire, the kabooms, the turning of the night time into day and the constant ooh’s and aah’s from the fans will make for a spectacular memorable light show at Accord. The music that accompanies the fireworks show is provided by our in-house DJ Tim Adams. After the lights return to full power, the remainder of the exciting feature events will be run off.
Spectator gates will open at 5:30 PM. Hot laps begin at 7:00 and the first heat rolls out at 7:30 PM. Special Show Admission: Adults $16 – Seniors $14 – Kids $1 (age 11 and under) Family Savings Pack: $45 (Includes 2 Adults, 2 Kids (11 and under) plus $20 in Accord Bucks for use at the Concession Stands.
An event for the fans to mark on their racing calendar is Tuesday evening, July 3rd, when the “Battle of the Bullring” comes to the Accord facility.
The regular season kicks back in on July 7th with the headline sponsor being Dreaming of the Mouse Travel.
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.