RPW Column By: MIKE TRAVERSE / RPW – ACCORD, NY – With the various restrictions that are still in place in New York, track owners have had to become creative in finding ways to hold some events without spectators at their facilities so that the racers can have some competition, and perhaps some fun too. It surely beats sitting at home on a beautiful Friday night.
Accord Speedway owners Gary and Donna Palmer opened their facility for practice and a 2nd week of dash races on Friday night. As it was the precious week, the dashes were competitive and fun to watch.
Outside front row starter Jimmy Wells got the lead at the start and took the checkered flag in the Modified race over Joe Judge and Danny Tyler. Chris Cook also had a good start from his outside front row spot and went on to victory in the Sportsman dash.
John Hechinger was the winner in the Street Stocks over Jay Smalley and Nicole Ackerly. Tasha Curry was the winner in the 4 Cylinder dash over Tim DeGrote.
As New York state moves forward from the effects of the pandemic, it is still not clear when Accord Speedway will get the green light to once again have racing with spectators. Stay tuned to the Accord Speedway Facebook page for further updates on future events.