Busy Spring At Accord Speedway; New York Truck Parts Inc. Signs On As Title ‘Battle of the Bullring 3’ Sponsor For Tuesday, May 19 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Visit; Reset ‘Gobbler’ Approaching Tuesday, April 14
ACCORD, NY – The effects have winter have begun to melt away in the serene hills of New York’s Ulster County. And that means only one thing: Accord Speedway will soon roar to life for a new year of auto racing.
Entering its 15th year under the leadership of Gary and Donna Palmer, the pristine quarter-mile oval has its most ambitious spring schedule in history planned for the upcoming campaign, with a pair of high-profile special events set for the first two months of the season.
On Tuesday, May 19 (rain date: May 20), the traveling Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Hi-Tek Modifieds return for the ‘Battle of the Bullring 3’ spectacular, a 53-lap main event paying $5,300 to the winner plus lap money and bonuses, $1,000 for 10th and $400 just to take the green flag! A number of contingency awards and product certificates further sweeten the pot for racers.
The event offers points toward the $15,000 STSS Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region championship run, comprised of eight events at six venues: Accord, Big Diamond (Pa.), I-88 (N.Y.), Orange County (N.Y.), Thunder Mountain (N.Y.) and Woodhull (N.Y.).
A point fund of more than $38,000, to be distributed to the top-12 finishers, has been posted for the STSS North Region, placing greater emphasis on each stop during the series.
Also featured on the ‘Battle of the Bullring’ program: Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,000-plus to win) and the popular Speedway Entertainment Slingshots.
For the third consecutive year, New York Truck Parts Inc. of Wurtsboro, N.Y., will serve as the headline ‘Battle of the Bullring’ sponsor.
New York Truck Parts offers a selection of medium and heavy duty recycled truck parts including diesel engines, transmissions, axles, cabs, hoods, tires, rims and more. New York Truck Parts also carries a selection of pre-owned trucks from major manufacturers.
Additionally, New York Truck Parts will buy scrap and offers roll-off dumpster rental services.
A year ago, Gary Mann’s New York Truck Parts No. 55 driven by Montgomery, N.Y., star Anthony Perrego emerged from a late-race battle with New Jersey’s Tommy Meier to win the ‘Battle of the Bullring’ special. Danny Creeden of Wurtsboro, N.Y., topped the 2013 inaugural event.
Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC will again co-promote the ‘Battle of the Bullring’ with the Palmer family.
Prior to the ‘Battle of the Bullring’ in May, however, there are some “leftovers” that need to be served to southeastern New York race fans.
Postponed by weather and track conditions from last November, the ‘Gobbler’ is reset for Tuesday, April 14 (rain date: April 15). The event is headlined by a 50-lap Modified main event paying $7,117.11 to the winner. Sportsman (Open vs. Crate 602) run 25 laps for a $1,500 winner’s share, with the Ron Wright Memorial for Street Stocks/Pure Stocks and Slingshots completing the card.
Some of the top names in Northeast racing had assembled for the November event, including PA stars Duane Howard and Jeff Strunk, Delaware champion Matt Jester, the Central New York superstar brother combination of Danny and Alan Johnson, rising star Mike Mahaney, talented teenager Tyler Dippel, Short Track Super Series champion Andy Bachetti, Capital District runner Bobby Varin, past Accord BD Motorsports Media winners Creeden and Perrego and the tough Accord weekly cast led by siblings Mike and Rich Ricci, Jerry Higbie Jr., Danny Tyler, Tommy Meier and many more!
New entries will be welcomed at the ‘Gobbler’ event, but they must start behind those in attendance last November. New competitors will draw amongst themselves for starting positions.
Complete ‘Gobbler’ pricing, rules and general information can be found at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/gobbler-general-information/
A list of ‘Gobbler’ special awards and bonuses is posted on the web at http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/gobbler-special-awards-bonuses/
To learn more about the Short Track Super Series or BD Motorsports Media LLC, visit www.shortttracksuperseries.com orwww.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, call 845.728.2781 or e-mail email@example.com. “Like” Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.
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 www.accordspeedway.com.
The Short Track Super Series is presented by Hi-Tek Race Fuel, American Racer/Lias Tire, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc., Scotty’s Speed & Diesel, East Coast Speed/ECS Auto, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, ATL Fuel Cells, Bicknell Racing Products, COMP Performance Group (COMP Cams, Driven Racing Oil & Quarter Master), Crane Ignition, Dirt Track Digest, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Stainless Steel Exhaust, Hig Fab Chassis, Hyperco, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Lineman Racing, Pilat Graphic Design, Race Pro Weekly, Racers Guide, S&D Bodyline, S&W Awards, Shiley Fabrication, Simplicity Design, Teo-Pro Car, Vahlco Wheels & VP Racing Fuel.
Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek 2015 Schedule
Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region
Tuesday, April 7 (Rain Dates: April 8 and 9) – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, NY: Hard Clay Open
Tuesday, May 5 (Rain Date: May 6) – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, PA (Combo): Anthracite Assault
Tuesday, May 19 (Rain Date: May 20) – Accord Speedway/Accord, NY: Battle of the Bullring 3
Sunday, June 28 (Rain Date: June 29) – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY: Lightning on the Mountain
Wednesday, July 22 (Rain Date: July 23) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY: Crazy 8s Special
Tuesday, August 11 (Rain Date: Aug. 12) – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, NY: Hustlin’ the High Banks 51
Sunday, September 13 (Rain Date: Sept. 20) – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, NY: Wade Decker Memorial
Friday–Saturday October 9-10 (Rain Date: Oct. 11) – I-88 Speedway/Afton, NY: Short Track SuperNationals 8 – Championship Points
Short Track Super Series Fueled By Hi-Tek Bob Hilbert Sportswear North Region Point Fund (*based on 8 events):1. $15,000; 2. $7,000; 3. $3,500; 4. $2,500; 5. $2,000; 6. $1,650; 7. $1,550; 8. $1,450; 9. $1,350; 10. $1,250; 11. $750; 12. $650.
Drivers with perfect attendance outside the Top-12 receive $250.