Greetings to Accord Speedway fans, drivers and crew members. My name is Mike Traverse. I'm a photographer and writer for the racing online magazine Race Pro Weekly. Gary Palmer thought it would be a good idea to introduce myself. I will be doing weekly race recaps for the Accord Speedway website in 2020.
I've been a photographer for many years, doing photos at OCFS and Accord. I mostly just posted them on my own photo sharing account and Facebook. Last year was the first year I had any media affiliation. In 2019, my original intention was to do a few races at Accord for RPW. But on my first 2019 trip to Accord, I so much enjoyed the experience that I made it a weekly trip. I found the drivers and crews to be very friendly and the Accord experience helped to make 2019 the most enjoyable season of racing that I had ever had.
I very much enjoy the close action on the tight bullring and I'm looking forward to writing about the racing for Accord's website. I just started writing in November, so I don't have a lot of experience in that part of media. I feel that my work is still a little rough around the edges, but I have gotten some good feedback from what I have written. So I'm hoping to improve with this as I get going with this new experience. I'm very much looking forward to this new challenge. With last season being my first time season at Accord, I'm still trying to familiarize myself with a lot of the folks there. I hope to get to talk with many of the racers just to try to add to my knowledge of the people at Accord. I hope not to be too much of a pest, so please try not to get too annoyed if I enter your pit area with my camera, writing pad and voice recorder.
If you have taken the time to read this, I thank you and be sure to check back with the website for updates. And also check out the whole northeast racing scene with the great photographers and writers of Race Pro Weekly.
Good luck to all for a great season!!