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May
19

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Accord, NY- Brad Rothaupt Rockets To Victory In Accord Speedway Modified Action
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

The Catskill Mountain area of New York offers many spectacular views and exciting things to do for vacationers. However, Fridays are reserved for the exciting action only exciting high level short track racing can provide. The Accord Speedway has been doing just that, giving the loyal racing fans some great racing action when Mother Nature does not rain on their parade. Even though the week long rain created havoc among many in the Northeast, the Palmer Family were able to put Friday evening in the record books with another great roster of driving talent. The loyal fan base went away satisfied they had witnessed another great night of dirt track racing. The evening of speed was sponsored by Powder Tech Powdercoating from Duanesburg, New York. Their website is: www.powdertechinc.com.

When all was said and done, The "Rhinebeck Rocket" Brad Rothaupt displayed rocket power on his way to his first win of the season in the Insinger Fuels Modifieds. "The Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner got back to his winning ways in capturing his second win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman. Bob Sleight got back on track as he had the hot hand in capturing his first win in the Upstate Auto Pure Stocks. "The Travelin Man" Mick D'Agostino scored his first ever sprint car win in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars. "The Angle" Cole Stangle scored his first ever Accord Speedway win in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman. Jeff DeGroat captured another win in the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder finale at the speedway. Dave Donovan closed the show with an impressive win in the Emmanuel's Marketplace sponsored 4-Cylinder Enduro nitecap.

Rich Ricci III and Brad Rothaupt brought the Insinger Fuels Modified field down for the start of the 30-lap main event. At the drop of the green it was Rothaupt firing out of the blocks and grabbing up the lead and very quickly put plenty of space between he and the rest of the field. At the ten lap mark Rothaupt had a straightaway lead on the field. Finding room to work, defending track champion Danny Tyler moved into the runner-up slot and began to close a bit of distance. Tommy Johnson stayed close to Tyler in third as some of the heavy hitters began to make tracks to the front.

Anthony Perrego moved into contention but a jingling of racers ended his bid for the win even though he rallied at the end of the event. The action was hot and heavy as many drivers tried to punch their ticket into contention. Rothaupt would not be denied on this night as he withstood some late cautions to reign supreme to capture his first win of the season at Accord. Danny Tyler did an excellent job and finished in the runner-up role. Tommy Johnson hustled hard to a third place finish. Rich Ricci Jr was fourth and Danny Creeden finished fifth after starting in the 12th slot. Mike Ricci headed up the second five with the returning Allison Ricci, Joe Judge, Anthony Perrego and Rich Ricci III rounding out the top ten.

In the Arkel Motors Sportsman action, Nick Plumstead hustled into the lead at the drop of the green flag. Plumstead would race to daylight ahead of the field and built up a huge lead. Things would change quickly as the laps clicked off as a couple of cautions and some determined driving brought the defending track champion Kyle Rohner into the runner-up slot. After some hard battling between Plumstead and Rohner, Rohner was able to work his magic and wrest the lead away from the determined Plumstead. . Once in front, Rohner stepped away from the field to cash in on his second win of the season. Plumstead ran an excellent raced to finish second with Chris VanDuser third, Tyler Johnston fourth and Hunter Lapp completing the the top five. Leo Fotopolous headed up the second five followed by Anthony Recchio, Cole Hentschel, the returning Joe Bonetti and Matt Shultz.

Jared Miller led the first two laps of the WRWD Rookie Sportsman main event. He gave way to John Brown who would lead through lap six. Garden Stater Cole Stangle took over the lead on lap seven and was flawless in racing to his first ever win at Accord and his first in full-size division racing. Stangle came out of the Slingshot and Stage One Modified ranks and is right at home in his new division. Brian Durbin was second and a late skirmish at the end juggled the finish with Samantha Muller, Amanda Carson and Joe Coppola completing the top five.

Bob Sleight took the lead on the first lap of the Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature and enjoyed the view to the point where he led all of the way to claim his first win of the season. Sleight was on cruise control early on with Ray Tarantino finishing second, followed by Travis Brockner, Livy Johnson and Jay Smalley. Emerson Cargain headed up the group with Steve Williams, Amber VanOrden and Chris Kanuk following.

The WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars found Mick D'Agostino starting up front and that was all he needed to carve up a huge lead early on and then fight off a last charge by Jeremy Quick to record his first ever win at Accord as well with a Sprint Car. D'Agostino was making his fourth start in the sprinter and the Taunton, Massachusetts traveler looked smooth as silk on his way to victory. Quick was the runner-up with Dan Malley, Corey Wood and Jordan Lawrence completing the top five.

In the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder event, Willie DeGraw switched rides and would lead the first seven laps of the event. Jeff DeGroat started from twelfth but worked his way forward quickly and found his way into the lead on lap eight. DeGroat would go on to win the event with DeGraw in the runner-up role. Brandon Conklin was third while Ryan Heady and Jesse Torrens would complete the top five.

In the Emmanuel's Marketplace Enduro encounter, Johnny Bankich took the early lead and threatened to run away with the event. Things changed for the worse for Bankich as just before the Midway point, Bankich was turned around by a slower car in deliberate fashion. When the race was restarted, Gene Helms grabbed up the lead for two laps until Dave Donovan zipped by him. Donovan would lead until lap-32 when Richard Smith worked his way into the lead. Smith would lead for a couple of laps until his left front sneaker deflated. Donovan regained the lead and would go on to capture the opening salvo for the Enduro clan. Johnny Bankich was second with Smith limping home in third, James Conklin fourth and CJ Tinnelly completing the top five.

Gemstones:

Heat races were run off quickly as Modified heats were captured by Joe Judge, Brad Rothaupt and Danny Tyler. Sportsman heat wins were claimed by Nick Plumstead and Leo Fotopolous. Mick D'Agostino claimed the NEWS Sprint heat win. Rookie Sportsman heats went to John Brown and Jared Miller. Pure Stock heats were captured by Jay Smalley and Ray Tarantino. Fireball heat winners were Dave Donovan and Jerry Kingeter.

The Powder Teach group was on hand for their sponsors night and really enjoyed the show and the fine hospitality offered to them. An interview with track announcer Steve Pados highlighted the many offerings of the company and the bright future ahead for them.

The speedway was once again very racy top to bottom and again kudos to Gary Palmer and staff for offering up a multi-channeled facility.

June 13th, a Wednesday evening, will find the Accord Speedway offering up a special night for 602-Crate Sportsman racers. The event will pay $1,000.00 to the winner with $100.00 for taking the green flag. The Pure Stocks and Fireball 4-Cylinders will round out the card. Gates will open at 5 with racing kicking off at 7 PM.

Midweek Madness returns to the speedway after a couple of years hiatus On June 20th with many divisions on racing invited including Pit Bikes, two divisions of Slingshots, Quads, Go-Karts, Stage One Modifieds, 600 Modifieds, Mini Sprints and Mini 3-Wheelers. Pits will open at 5 with racing slated to go at 7 PM.

RESULTS:

Insinger Fuels Modifieds: Brad Rothaupt, Danny Tyler, Tommy Johnson, Rich Ricci Jr, Danny Creeden, Mike Ricci, Allison Ricci, Joe Judge, Anthony Perrego, Rich Ricci III, Jesse Marks, Eddie Burgess, Richard Smith, Nick Johnson, Ed Dachenhausen, Mark Pullen, Alyssa Cody, Jimmy Wells, Scott Ferrier, Jerry Higbie, Kyle VanDuser

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Kyle Rohner, Nick Plumstead, Chris VanDuser, Tyler Johnston, Hunter Lapp, Leo Fotopolous, Anthony Recchio, Cole Hentschel, Joe Bonetti, Matt Shultz, Mike Senecal, Alex VanPelt, Danny Morgiewicz, Ryan Stortini, RJ Smith, Mike Murphy

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Mick D'Agostino, Jeremy Quick, Dan Malley, Corey Wood, Jordan Lawrence, Eric Jennings (DNS)

Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Bob Sleight, Ray Tarantino, Travis Brockner, Livy Johnson, Jay Smalley, Emerson Cargain Jr, Steve Williams, Amber VanOrden, Chris Kanuk, John Hechinger, James Goetchius, Rich Scott

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Cole Stangle, Brian Durbin, Samantha Muller, Amanda Carson, Joe Coppola, Jason Armstrong, John Brown, Travis Green, Charles Loiodice, Jared Miller, Mike Travis

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders: Jeff DeGroat, Willie DeGraw, Brandon Conklin, Ryan Heady, Jesse Torrens, Anthony Tarantino, Dave Bendell, Ken Barringer, Marisol Torrens, Ed King, Nicole Nelson, Dave Donovan, Mike Travis, Jerry Kingeter, Anthony Zecchino

Emmanuel's Marketplace 4-Cylinder Enduro: Dave Donovan, Johnny Bankich, Richard Smith, James Conklin, CJ Tinnelly, Ted Byron, David White

Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Please make note of the new starting times: Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps begin at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 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.

May 25th brings all regular divisions in action. WRWD Radio is the headline sponsor for the evening of speed with a special salute to Veterans.

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.
At the Accord Speedway............................................

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May
12

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Accord, NY- Jimmy Wells Collects Accord Modified Gold; Danny Morgiewicz Scores In Sportsman
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

The always unpredictable weather pattern in the Northeast has kept the speedway promoters on their toes with mops in hand for the early part of the 2018 racing season. Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer have witnessed the highs and the lows of the crazy weather for the past 18 years and have weathered those storms and gales to produce some of the most highly-spirited racing action in the Northeast. Friday found the the rare occasion when the threat of a storm wasn't present in the area and the racers put on a great show last night at the speedway. The favorable weather brought out the largest crowd of the season to enjoy a great night of entertainment. Arkel Motors was the headline sponsor for the evening of speed.(www.arkelmotors.com)

Hard working Accord promoter Gary Palmer continues to work overtime to give his driving roster the best possible racing facility he can and the race to the walls speed channels were a true testament to his dedication to his craft as the speedway offered many racing seams for the drivers to display their speed and guile.

The exciting seven feature race card found "Jammin" Jimmy Wells returning to the WRWD Radio Victory Lane for the first time in 2018 in the Insinger Fuels Modified division. "The Big D" Danny Morgiewicz scored his first ever win at Accord in the Arkel Motors Sportsman division finale. Travis Brockner was fast and then some as he top-sided his way to victory in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock Division feature event. Bob Tersillo was lightning fast as he grabbed up his third win of the season in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars. Charles Loiodice captured the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature event. Jeff DeGroat captured the pair of Emmanuels Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder events held at the speedway.

Brad Rothaupt and Ray See Jr brought the Insinger Fuels Modified starting field to the line for the start of the 30-lap main grind. Rothaupt would lead the first lap before sixth starting Jimmy Wells put his Upstate Auto Wagon at the top of the staircase and assumed control of the lead. Wells, to put it bluntly, was on his own set of rails as he stretched his lead with every lap. Uncle Mike Ricci shot between a couple of cars to take over second and Anthony Perrego broke free to fall in behind Ricci. By the halfway point
Wells enjoyed more than a straightaway lead and then began to hit traffic.

Ricci closed the gap to within six car lengths with Perrego in tow. This night, however, belonged to Wells as he crossed under the checkered flag with room to spare and with it his first win of the season. Mike Ricci was a strong runner-up just nipping Anthony Perrego who finished third. Danny Creeden came on strong from eleventh to finish fourth and Tommy Johnson ran an exceptional event to claim fifth. Brad Rothaupt headed up the second five with Danny Tyler, Richard Smith, Ed Dachenhausen and Eddie Burgess completing the top ten.

The Arkel Motors Sportsman event was a true to life barnburner as a fast field of race cars highlighted another great event. It would be the youngster Ryan McCartney jumping into the lead at the start and he would lead through the first six laps. Danny Morgiewicz took over the lead on a restart on lap seven and a couple of laps later reigning track champion Kyle Rohner would begin an all out assault for the top spot. Lap after lap the duo battled it out with Morgiewicz controlling the top line and Rohner digging for all he was worth from the baseline. Rohner would pull even at times but Morgiewicz had that little extra to hold off Rohner. The event became an immediate classic as two talented drivers duked it out for the win. Morgiewicz would not be denied as he edged Rohner for his first ever win at Accord. Rohner was second with Nick Plumstead third, Matt Shultz fourth and Jamie Yannone completing the top five. Tyler Johnston headed up the second five with Hunter Lapp, Leo Fotopolous, Ryan McCartney and Chris VanDuser completing the top ten.

"The Travelin Man" Mick D'Agostino jumped out front in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car division twenty lap main and the rookie sprint driver appeared headed to victory. On lap-18 D'Agostino slid up over the cushion and allowed Bobby Tersillo and Eric Jennings to get by. Tersillo would lead the final two laps to claim his third straight win for the season. Jennings was second with the disappointed D'Agostino third Jordan Lawrence fourth and the returning Don Smith fifth. Dan Malley and Mark Conolly followed.

The Upstate Auto Pure Stock main event began with Travis Brockner grabbing the lead at the start with Ray Tarantino sliding into second and it set-up another great feature attraction. Brockner was fast on the top of the raceway and Tarantino kept hounding him lap after lap for the top spot. Brockner never waivered as he led all of the way to claim his first feature win of the season. Tarantino was the runner-up with Livy Johnson giving her Tom's Repair Shop hot rod a good work out with a third place run. Steve Williams and John Hechinger completed the top five. Steady Jay Smalley, opening night winner Emerson Cargain Jr, Chris Kanuk, newcomer Amber VanOrden and Bob Sleight completed the top ten.

The WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature became a shortened event at fourteen laps due to time restraints but the racing was good throughout. Cole Stangle led the first lap and then gave way to Jared Miller. Miller would lead through lap seven when Stangle regained control of the lead. Slower traffic found the leaders trying to figure out the best way around them but Charles Loiodice found the upper reaches of the speedway open and he placed his car there and came out of turn four as the race leader. A caution on lap fourteen ended the event with Loiodice winning his first ever at the speedway with Stangle in the runner-up role and Travis Green finishing third. Jeff Higham and Joe Coppola completed the top five. Newcomer Jason Armstrong, Mike Travis, Jared Miller, Amanda Carson and Jamie Doolan finished up the top ten.

The Fireball 4-Cylinders first event was the held over event from a week ago. Willie DeGraw led the first two laps before yielding to Jeff DeGroat. DeGroat raced through the field with ease and won over Richard Smith, DeGraw, Ken Barringer and Anthony Tarantino.

The second event for the Fireballers found pretty much the same scenario as this time it would be Gary Quick leading the first two laps before DeGroat took over. DeGroat would go on to his win of the evening with Jerry Kingeter second, while Richard Smith, Ryan Heady and Gary Quick completed the top five.

Gemstones:

Heat winners for the evening included Andrew Davis and Bobby Tersillo in the Sprint heats. Travis Brockner and Ray Tarantino scored wins in the Pure Stock division. The Sportsman ranks found Harry Baldwin, Nick Plumstead and Hunter Lapp scoring victories. Enjoying wins in the Modified heats were Brad Rothaupt, Joe Judge and Tommy Johnson. Rookie heats went to Cole Stangle, Charles Loiodice and Travis Green Two heats were needed for the Fireballers and Jerry Kingeter and Jeff DeGroat were the winners.

New cars on hand included Kurt Hundeland, Jessie Marks and Mark Pullen in the Modifieds. Collin DuBois and Mike Murphy made their first starts of the season in the Sportsman. Don Smith and Rich Mellor were nice additions to the Sprint Car Ranks. Johnny Miracle, Curt Ayers and James Goetchius were first timers in the Pure Stocks. Jason Armstrong, Jamie Doolan, Keith Johannesen and Billy Fiske new new additions to the Rookies.

Bob Sleight and Steve Williams traded cars for the evening.

A tip of the fedora to Promoter Gary Palmer for having the speedway groomed to perfection for the evening of speed. The track was racy from top to bottom and three and four wide racing were commonplace
throughout the night.

Grandma Anne's fresh pies made it back to victory lane as all winners received some goodness for their quest for victory lane.

RESULTS:

Insinger Fuels Modifieds: Jimmy Wells, Mike Ricci, Anthony Perrego, Danny Creeden, Tommy Johnson, Brad Rothaupt, Danny Tyler, Richard Smith, Ed Dachenhausen, Eddie Burgess, Joe Judge, Kyle VanDuser, Randy Green, Alyssa Cody, Kurt Hundeland, Ray See Jr, Mark Pullen, Nick Johnson, Jerry Higbie. (DNS) Scott Ferrier, Ken Ferrier, Rich Ricci III, Rich Ricci Jr, Jessie Marks

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Danny Morgiewicz, Kyle Rohner, Nick Plumstead, Mayy Shultz, Jamie Yannone, Tyler Johnston, Hunter Lapp, Leo Fotopolous, Ryan McCartney, Chris VanDuser, Harry Baldwin, Collin DuBois, Mike Senecal, Shane Henion, Michael Murphy, Chris Stevens, Alex VanPelt, Jimmy Devitt, Anthony Recchio

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Bob Tersillo, Eric Jennings, Mick D'Agostino, Jordan Lawrence, Don Smith Jr, Dan Malley, Mark Conolly, Rich Mellor, Andrew Davis

Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Travis Brockner, Ray Tarantino, Livy Johnson, Steve Williams, John Hechinger, Jay Smalley, Emerson Cargain Jr, Chris Kanuk, Amber VanOrden, Bob Sleight, Johnny Miracle, Austin Smith, Curt Ayers, Rich Scott, James Goetchius

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Charles Loiodice, Cole Stangle, Travis Green, Jeff Higham, Joe Coppola, Jason Armstrong, Mike Travis, Jared Miller, Amanda Carson, Jamie Doolan, Erin Paulison, Keith Johannesen, Robbie Colburne, John Brown, Brian Durbin, Fred Smith, Billy Fiske

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders: Jeff DeGroat, Jerry Kingeter, Richard Smith, Ryan Heady, Gary Quick, Brandon Conklin, Nikolas Curry, Ken Barringer, Jesse Torrens, Anthony Tarantino, Ed King, Marisol Torrens, Samsara Torrens, Willie DeGraw, Anthony Zecchino

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders: (Heldover from May 4th) Jeff DeGroat, Richard Smith, Willie DeGraw, Kenn Barringer, Anthony Tarantino, Ryan Heady, Brandon Conklin, Gary Quick, Jerry Kingeter

Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Please make note of the new starting times: Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps begin at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 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.

May 18th brings all regular divisions in action. PowderTech is the headline sponsor for the evening of speed. The initial Enduro Event in 2018 will take place on the 18th sponsored by Emmanuel's Marketplace

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.
At the Accord Speedway............................................

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May
06

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Hamlin Speedway Beats The Rain With A Seven Feature Race Card Highlighting The Action
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The successful Hamlin Speedway promotional team of Randy and Denise Smith presented their second event of the 2018 season on Saturday evening and another spectacular racing card entertained the loyal fans with seven divisions of racing talent that filled the Hamlin Speedway speed arena last evening. The exciting racing action produced a great crowd for the new season and 100 entries came out to do battle in the Pocono Mountains and the racers gave it everything they had and then some as they maneuvered their sleek hot rods around the tricky-quick and perfectly manicured 1/5 mile newly clay cushioned arena. When all was said and done, the S&S Speedways sponsored event saw many familiar faces smiling in the RLE Towing and Recovery winners circle and their pockets full of jingle from their solid racing experiences. Right after the final checkered flag fell it began to rain.

The seven feature event card found the first special event of the season as the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint division time- shortened 28-lap feature attraction found former champion Kyle "The Hot" Lick returning to action and capturing the win after another former champion "The Conductor" Bobby Butler found his car amiss in the final laps. "The Sandman" Troy Langendoerfer returned to action and captured the All Star Slingshot Feature attraction. Circleville, New York's Kasey Hufcut earned his first ever win at Hamlin in the Junior Slingshot finale. "The Oxford Express" Dale Kober and "The Ambassador" Wes Hearn put on a whale of a show in the Super Slingers feature with Kober winning the event. "The Fearless One" Kyle Ferrucci captured his first Winged 270 Sprint feature of the season. "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith was all business as he raced to his second consecutive win in the Hampton RV and Trailer Stage One Modified run in a close battle with. Joe Nemeth hustled his way around the Hamlin Speedway to capture the JPA Masonry sponsored Rookie 600 Sprint feature event.

The Junior Slingshots toured the Hamlin oval quickly in their 20-lap feature excursion. The "Stars of Tomorrow" rarely disappoint and Ashton DeWitt grabbed the lead at the start with Kasey Hufcut breathing down his tailpipe. Hufcut was quick and took control of the lead on lap seven and opening night winner James Benz moved into the runner-up role. Hufcut raced to the win, his first at Hamlin, while Benz finished in the runner-up role. Jasper Ziegafuse started ninth and enjoyed a stout outing with a third place run. Adam Buchel and Abby Yates completed the top five. Shelby McLaughlin drove to a sixth place finish with Aidan Donaldson seventh after a spin sent him to the rear early in the event. Brian Smith, Joey Kalafut and Charlene Benz completed the top ten.

Dale Kober took command of the Super Slinger feature at the drop of the green flag and led all of the way despite the persistence of Wes Hearn who dogged him all of the way through the twenty lap event. Roger Collins was third with Greg Zellman and David Guest completing the top five.

The Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600 Sprint feature was hell's bells from the word go. Bobby Butler enjoyed a pole start and made the most of it start of the event. Numerous restarts were needed during the event but in the green flag conditions Butler, Damon Paul, Kyle Lick, Paul Richards, Joseph Smith and Chad Sandt kept knocking on the "butler's door." The attrition was high but the racing was my oh my as the leaders matched moves like Jagger. Some top challengers began to fall with Alex Bright out early, followed by Joseph and Joel Smith and Richards.

Reigning track champion Mick D'Agostino became a player and a late challenge came from Jacob Balliet. With 23-laps in the books, Butler began having problems with his racer. He gave way to Kyle Lick who would go on to capture the win in a great return to the speedway. "The Gingerbread Man" Damon Paul gave it all he had with a gutsy, hard fought runner-up finish. Colin White finished third with D'Agostino coming in fourth and Jacob Balliet completing the top five. Chad Sandt headed up the next five with the disappointed Butler, Tyler Lindsay, Mack Brink and Zack Bealer rounding out the top ten.

Joe Nemeth had the hot hand and a very fast racer as he grabbed the lead at the start of the JPA Masonry sponsored Rookie 600 Sprint main and though he withstood a few restarts he dominated the event to capture his first win of the season at Hamlin. Nemeth turned some of the fastest times of the night as he consistently ran 12.2 second laps. Noah Zielinski raced hard to finish and during the event did turn a 12.161 second lap for the fastest time of the evening. Ryan Lacoe was steady with a third place run while Zack Weisenfluh and Earl Rice completed the top five.

John Comandini was a firecracker at the start of the Hampton RV and Trailer sponsored Stage One Modified finale as he took control of the lead from his front row start and quickly ran to daylight. By the midway point, all eyes were on Joel Smith as he began to get faster with each passing lap. Lap-14 proved to be the Achilles Heel for Comandini as Smith got around him and assumed control of the event. Smith would drive on for his second straight win in 2018 with Comandini finishing in the runner-up role. Matt Massoney was third in the Motto Motorsports rental car. Amanda Buchel raced hard to nail down fourth place and Joel Price completed the top five. Tanner VanDoren headed up the second five with Jeff Hineline, Evan Civick, and John Bachetti Jr and Sr completing the top ten.

Jared Silfee took the lead at the start of the headliner for the All Star Slingshot race cars and maintained a small advantage early on despite constant pressure from Troy Langendoerfer, Austin Silfee and Tyler Banks. A seventh lap restart allowed Langendoerfer to restart alongside of Jared Silfee and when the green flag dropped it would be Langendoerfer winning the drag race on the front stretch to claim the lead. School was out at that point for the rest of the field as Langendoerfer put on a clinic running consistent 13.5's and 13.6's for the remainder of the laps to claim the win. Jared Silfee, Austin Silfee, Dale Kober and Wes Hearn would complete the top five. Scott Neary headed up the second five with Ashley Kober, Tanner VanDoren, John Kendall and Mike Fogler closing out the top ten.

Kyle Ferrucci jumped into the lead at the start of the headliner for the Winged 270 Sprints and quickly distanced himself from the rest of the field as he led all twenty laps to lay claim to his first win of the season. Reigning track champion Glenn Macomber would finish second after battling with Don Schmidt for most the event. Schmidt finished third with JJ Uliana and Anthony Chrobak nailing down top five finishes.

Pearl Jams:

Once again Promoter Randy Smith and crew had the speedplant in top form and the racers responded well as they tried out the multi-channeled speedway throughout the night's events. The effort produced some excellent side by side and more wide racing action.

Heat races were claimed by Aiden Donaldson and Shelby McLaughlin in the Junior Slingshots. Kyle Ferrucci captured the 270 Sprint heat. Stage One Modified heats were won by Joel Smith and Jeff Hineline. Rookie 600 Heats were claimed by Ryan Lacoe, Jack Hanna and Dennis Stawinsky. The two All Star Slingshot heats went to Mike Fogler and Troy Langendoerfer.

New faces at the speedway for the event included Austin Homan in the Junior Slingshots. Mark Exeter was a first timer for the Super Slingers but had trouble during hot laps and withdrew from racing for the evening. Tyler Lindsay and Nick Corazzi were newcomers to the 600 Sprint ranks while it was great to see Kyle Lick, Alex Bright, Zack Bealer, Brett Altemose and Mike Linderman return to the Hamlin clay. Cole Stangle made his first appearance of the season in the Rookie 600 Sprint ranks. Cole has been racing Sportsman racers at Accord Speedway. Rich Maguire Sr joined the Rookie 600 Ranks. John Kendall and Andrew Turpin were new racers for the All Star Slingshot division. Anthony Chrobak and JJ Uliana were new additions to the 270 Sprint ranks.

Top timers for the evening were Dale Kober in the Super Slingers with a 14.331 as opposed to Wes Hearn's time at 14.366. Damon Paul was fast timer in the 600 Sprints with a 12.234 second time over Joseph Smith's 12.374 and Butler with a 12.377.

Results:

All Star Slingshots: Troy Langendoerfer, Jared Silfee, Austin Silfee, Dale Kober, Wes Hearn, Scott Neary, Ashley Kober, Tanner VanDoren, John Kendall, Mike Fogler, Tanner Jones, Tyler Banks, Andrew Turpin, Rachel Dickinson, Amanda Buchel

Winged 270cc Sprints: Kyle Ferrucci, Glenn Macomber, Don Schmidt, JJ Uliana, Anthony Chrobak, Alex Reinsmith

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: (40 laps)Kyle Lick, Damon Paul, Colin White, Mick D'Agostino, Jacob Balliet, Chad Sandt, Bobby Butler, Tyler Lindsay, Mack Brink, Zack Bealer, Mike Linderman, (DNF's) Billy Koch, Nick Corazzi, Paul Richards Jr, Joel Smith, Joseph Smith, Brett Altemose, Cody Smith, Ryan Neil, Joey Amantea, Hunter Metzger, Alex Bright, Joe Nemeth

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Joel Smith, John Comandini, Matt Massoney, Amanda Buchel, Joel Price, Tanner VanDoren, Jeff Hineline, Evan Civick, John Bachetti Jr, John Bachetti Sr, Michael Samony, Cody Motto, Anthony Recchio

Junior Slingshots: Kasey Hufcut, James Benz, Jasper Ziegafuse, Adam Buchel, Abby Yates, Shelby McLaughlin, Aiden Donaldson, Brian Smith, Joey Kalafut, Charlene Benz, James Costlow, JJ Rice, Austin Homan, James Hendricks, Ashton DeWitt

Super Slingshots: Dale Kober, Wes Hearn, Roger Collins, Greg Zellman, David Guest, Jim Conroy

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Joe Nemeth, Noah Zielinski, Ryan Lacoe, Zack Weisenfluh, Earl Rice, Brandon Nicholas, Cole Stangle, Carmen Leggio Sr, DNF's Dennis Stawinsky, Dennis Chamberlain, Jack Hanna, Tony Parlanti, Rich Maguire, Cody Powell, Annie Rudy, Savannah Leggio, Rich Maguire Sr, Aidan Borden, Hunter Metzger

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for May 5th when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval.

Make sure to check the Hamlin Speedway website or Facebook page for any additional information. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 3 PM; Drivers Meeting at 5:45; Hot Laps are at 6:00 and the racing begins at 7 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free

Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. Tilcon, Ron Brown Hauling, JPA Masonry, Chad Wheeler Excavating, RLE Towing and Recovery, RockAuto.com, S&S Speedways and Yankowski Enterprises are all part of the advertising family at the speedway and we graciously thank them for their support.

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2018 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: www.SSSpeedways.com or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ or www.HamlinSpeed.com or facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed
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May
05

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Accord, NY- Bachetti Overhauls VanDuser To Capture Exciting Accord Speedway Modified Win
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

What a difference a week makes as the cold weather might have gone to sleep for now and spring has finally sprung in New York State. Friday evening brought eighty degree weather to the Catskills but it also brought some of that rain stuff the racers and promoters dread. A rainstorm blew in and halted the action for over an hour but Promoter Gary Palmer was relentless as he and with the help of a caravan of race cars whipped the speedway back into shape and along with it produced another great night of racing. A couple of divisions did not get their features in and those races will be added on as time permits. The racing action was sponsored by Rapid Tire Service located in Montgomery, New York. (www.rapidtireservice.com)

Capturing wins on Friday at the speedway were "The Wild Child" Andy Bachetti in the Insinger Fuels Modifieds as he overhauled young Kyle VanDuser to capture the victory. "The Jersey Force" Anthony Recchio picked up his first win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman. Bob Tersillo celebrated his second win succession on his sponsor's night in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars, and Brian Durbin captured his first win in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman. Mike Houghtaling took the road less traveled to come away the winner in the Northeast Vintage Modifieds as he nipped Darrell Hulbert to win yet another event at the speedway.

"Tommy Gun" Tommy Johnson and "The Concrete Kid" Kyle VanDuser brought the starting field to the green flag for the start of the 30-lap Modified headliner. VanDuser wasted no time in blasting to the front of the pack with Johnson and Anthony Perrego in hot pursuit. VanDuser was blasting off of the top of the raceway like a man possessed as he led the field lap after lap. Back in the field their were numerous battles for position and real estate but Andy Bachetti came a calling after starting from fourteenth position. Rich Ricci Jr hustled hard from tenth position and everyone on hand knew this was going to be a show-stopper to the finish. "Iron" Mike Ricci pulled up lame on turn two in lap ten bringing out the caution.

On the restart VanDuser glued himself back up to the top of the raceway and once again forged out front. He held the top spot when another caution for the disabled racer of Nick Johnson on lap-22. The restart had VanDuser back in control but with many drivers chasing him with their eyes on the prize. Ed Dachenhausen would break on lap-25. On the restart Bachetti tested low and then high and was able to drive by VanDuser on lap-27 and go on and capture the win. VanDuser ran a great race and was the runner-up with Perrego steady in third place Danny Creeden charging hard late to grab up fourth and Rich Ricci Jr finishing up the top five. The second five were Jerry Higbie, Randy Green from 13th, Scott Ferrier, Jimmy Wells who drove back through the filed after an earlier altercation and Richard Smith.

The Arkel Motors Sportsman feature headliner was a time-shortened event with Anthony Recchio leading all laps to capture his first win in the regular Sportsman division and doing it with a 2001 minted Bicknell race car. Recchio was in command all of the way. Tyler Johnston was the runner-up and he was getting stronger with each passing lap. Matt Shultz was third with Cole Hentschel fourth and Kevin Stevens rounding out the top five. The second five was headed up by Daniel Morgiewicz with Hunter Lapp, Leo Fotopolous, Chris VanDuser and Tony Kowalchuk completing the top ten.

The WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars found Bobby Tersillo up to the task once again as he grabbed up the lead on the opening lap and cruised to his second straight win at the speedway. Corey Wood was the runner-up in a strong outing with Mick D'Agostino in third, followed by Eric Jennings, Jeremy Quick, Heidi Hedin and Mark Connolly.

The WRWD Rookie Sportsman field was a good one and even though the event became time shortened the action was good throughout the pack. Winning his first ever Accord feature was Brian Durbin as he grabbed the lead in turn one and held the field at bay throughout the duration of the event. Charlie Loiodice was the runner-up with Travis Green, Joe Coppola and Mike Travis completing the top five. Samantha Muller recovered from an earlier spin and headed up the second five with Robbie Colburne, Amanda Carson, Fred Smith and Erin Paulison completing the top ten.

Darrell Hulbert lead the entire Vintage Modified race except for the final two turns as Mike Houghtaling saw Hulbert try to go underneath a slower car in turn three and Houghtaling decided to go high and the travel-line brought Houghtaling another Accord Speedway win. Hulbert was the runner-up with Ray See Sr, Mike Brown and Bob Harless finishing up the top five..

GEMSTONES:

Heat winners for the evening event included Matt Shultz, Anthony Recchio and Nick Plumstead in the Sportsman division. Pure Stock heats were won by Ray Tarantino and Travis Brockner. Three heats were needed to set the field for the Modified division with Richie Eurich, Kyle VanDuser and Jimmy Wells claiming wins. Bob Tersillo captured the lone heat in sprint car action that saw Jeremy Quick take a wild ride after hopping a wheel. Rookie Sportsman heats were claimed by Jared Miller and Brian Durbin.
Preliminary Fireball heats were claimed by Jeff DeGroat, Jerry Kingeter and Dave Donovan.

The speedway itself was in spectacular condition both times as Promoter Gary Palmer spent the entire week in working his magic grooming the multi-channeled raceway that saw three and four wide action throughout the evening of events.

Jim and Ginnie Douglas are celebrating their 55th Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations to the happy couple.

Best wishes go out to Kurt Cross as he will have knee surgery this coming Tuesday.

It was nice to see Former Miss Accord Speedway Erica Decker in attendance and she informed us she is planning her wedding coming up shortly.

Jim Silinski was also on hand. Jim is the orchestrator of the First Responders Night at the speedway.

Uncle Mike Hansen from WRWD Radio also was on hand for the event.

Randy Filipowski handled the flags for the evening.

RESULTS:

Insinger Modifieds: Andy Bachetti, Kyle Van Duser, Anthony Perrego, Danny Creeden, Rich Ricci Jr, Jerry Higbie, Randy Green, Scott Ferrier, Jimmy Wells, Richard Smith, Kenny Ferrier, Joe Judge, Rich Ricci III, Danny Tyler, Ed Dachenhausen, Tommy Johnson, Nick Johnson, Mike Ricci, Alissa Cody, Rich Eurich, Brian Malcolm (DNS), Ray See Jr (DNS), Brad Rothaupt (DNS)

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Anthony Recchio, Tyler Johnston, Matt Shultz, Cole Hentschel, Kevin Stevens, Daniel Morgiewicz, Hunter Lapp, Leo Fotopolous, Chris VanDuser, Tony Kowalchuk, Mike Senecal, Jimmy Devitt, Alex VanPelt, Robbie Knipe, Jamie Yanonne, Ryan McCartney, Nick Plumstead, Kyle Rohner, Harry Baldwin (DNS), Ryan Stortini (DNS)

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Bob Tersillo, Corey Wood, Mick D'Agostino, Eric Jennings, Jeremy Quick, Heidi Hedin, Mark Conolly, Andrew Davis

Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Postponed to a later date

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Brian Durbin, Charles Loiodice, Travis Green, Joe Coppola, Mike Travis, Samantha Muller, Robbie Colburne, Amanda Carson, Fred Smith, Erin Paulison, John Brown, Jared Miller, Cole Stangle, Kenny Ryder, Michael Corbin

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders: Postponed to a later date

Northeast Vintage Modifieds: Mike Houghtaling, Darrell Hulbert, Ray See Sr, Mike Brown, Bob Harless

Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Please make note of the new starting times: Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps begin at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 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.

May 11th brings in all regular divisions in action and Arkel Motors will be the headline sponsor for the evening of speed.

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.
At the Accord Speedway............................................

A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR

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Apr
22

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Hamlin Speedway Quick Results April 21st On S&S Speedways Night
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

All Star Slingshots: Brett Bieber, Dale Kober, Taylor Mills, Jared Silfee, Scott Neary, Wes Hearn, Mike Fogler, CJ Fritz, Mike Taylor, Tyler Banks, Ashley Kober, Tanner VanDoren, Nick Vinciguerra, Tanner Jones, Rachel Dickinson, Emily Fleming, Amanda Buchel, Austin Silfee

Winged 270cc Sprints: Morgan Rochelle, Alex Reinsmith, Glenn Macomber, Kyle Ferrucci

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: Chad Sandt, Damon Paul, Bobby Butler, Paul Richards Jr, Joel Smith, Colin White, Mick D'Agostino, Geordan Marrero, Billy Koch, Justin Mills, Mack Brink, Duane White, Joe Nemeth, Joey Amantea, Ryan lacoe, Hunter metzger, Jacob Balliet, Cody Smith, Brian Zyck, Joseph Smith, Aidan Borden, Charles Hunt, Dennis Stawinsky

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Joel Smith, John Comandini, Michael Samony, Amanda Buchel, Joel Price, Jeff Hineline, John Bachetti Jr, John Bachetti Sr, Jason Szerencits, Cody Motto, Evan Civick, Pat VanVarick, Anthony Recchio, Tanner VanDoren

Junior Slingshots: James Benz, Kasey Hufcut, Brian Smith, Aiden Donaldson, Adam Buchel, Abby Yates, JJ Rice, Jasper Ziegafuse, Joey Kalafut, Mikey Johannes, Talon Prinz, Charlene Benz, James Hendricks, Jack VanVarick, Jacob Taylor, Shelby McLaughlin, Ashton DeWitt, James Costlow

Super Slingshots: MIke Taylor, Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, Roger Collins, Jim Conroy, David Guest

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: (1) Ryan Stangle, Brian Zyck, Zack Weisenfluh, Cody Powell, Brandon Nicholas, Charles Hunt, Noah Zielinski, Matt Brown, Rich Maguire, Jack Hanna, Dennis Stawinsky

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: (2) Joey Amantea, Joe Nemeth, Ryan Lacoe, Aidan Borden, Tony Parlanti, Earl Rice, Dennis Chamberlain, Savannah Leggio, Annie Rudy, Carmen Leggio Sr

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for April 28th when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval. Make sure to check the Hamlin Speedway website or Facebook page for any additional information. Pit Gates open at the speedway at 3 PM; Drivers Meeting at 5:45; Hot Laps are at 6:00 and the racing begins at 7 PM sharp. Admission Prices for regular shows are: Adults $10.00; Senior Citizens $5.00 Children under 6 are Free

April 28th will find all division back in action

Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. Tilcon, Ron Brown Hauling, JPA Masonry, Chad Wheeler Excavating, RLE Towing and Recovery, RockAuto.com, S&S Speedways and Yankowski Enterprises are all part of the advertising family at the speedway and we graciously thank them for their support.

Hamlin Speedway is seeking additional marketing sponsors to join the speedway team for the 2018 racing season. For more information, contact Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email at: steveswp@ptd.net or Denise Smith at S&S Speedways at: 570-420-5500 or at: www.SSSpeedways.com or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ or www.HamlinSpeed.com or facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed

Visit us often for a great night of racing action as.........................

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Apr
21

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Accord, NY- "Prime Time" Scott Ferrier Sizzles To A Frigid Opening Night Accord Speedway Modified Win
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

The Catskills Mountains of New York State sprung back to life Friday evening as the the high pitched sounds of race cars and the mighty cheering from a grandstand full of happy fans opened up the Accord Speedway for the 2018 racing season. Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer ushered in the long-awaited season opener at their pristine racing facility located in the area once known as the "Borscht Belt." The speedway opened last evening to a great cast of familiar and new driving stars and they offered high speed action with daredevil skills on a race track like no other found on the entire East Coast today. The great opening night crowd witnessed six race divisions on a day that found the weather somewhat warm in the afternoon and quickly going frigid as the evening progressed. The racing action was sponsored by Fast Signs of Kingston, New York: www.fastsigns.com

Capturing the exciting opening night wins at the speedway were "Prime Time" Scott Ferrier in the Insinger Fuels Modifieds, "The Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner in the Arkel Motors Sportsman, Emerson Cargain Jr in the Upstate Auto Pure Stocks, Bobby Tersillo in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars, Kenny Ryder in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman and Jeff DeGroat in the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders.

Joey Grammes and Danny Creeden brought the 23-car starting field to the green flag for the start of the 30-lap Modified headliner. Creeden wasted no time in blasting to the front of the pack with Joey Grammes and Scott Ferrier in hot pursuit. A restart found Scott Ferrier blasting off of the top of the raceway like a man possessed as he quickly scampered away from the field. With Ferrier putting on a clinic, the racing action was hot and heavy behind him as the quality field of talent jockeyed for their own slice of real estate. Anthony Perrego moved through the pack in a challenging position only to find his hot rod catch on fire and he quickly shut down the racer.

On the restart, Ferrier once again showed his tail pipes to the rest of the field only to seemingly slow a bit during the final ten laps allowing Creeden, Rich Ricci Jr, Jerry Higbie and Mike Ricci to close the distance but would cross the finish line in that order. Local ace "Little Richard" Smith was sixth from 15th, and the remainder of the top ten included Jimmy Wells, invader Andy Bachetti, reigning champion Danny Tyler and Brian Malcolm.

The Arkel Motors Sportsman feature headliner found a very quick Tony Kowalchuk establishing the point for the first 13-laps. A restart brought the field together and on the restart Kyle Rohner drove by Kowalchuk from the top of the raceway. A lap-20 caution placed Kowalchuk back to the front as officials decided Rohner had jumped the prior start. On the ensuing restart, Rohner went to work and grabbed the lead as the two combatants hit turn three. Rohner led the remainder of the way to grab the win with Kowalchuk in the runner-up role. Leo Fotopolous was third in a great run with Tyler Johnston and Hunter Lapp completing the top five as the pair battled throughout the event. Daniel Morgiewicz headed up the second five with Mike Senecal, Kevin Stevens, Cole Hentschel and Nick Plumstead completing the top ten.

Emerson Cargain Jr led all laps to triumph in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature race. While Sleight led all of the laps, Steve Williams kept it interesting throughout the event as he challenged for most of the event along with former track champion Bob Sleight. Williams was the runner-up with Sleight third, Livy Johnson fourth and John Hechinger fifth.

The WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars found Bobby Tersillo leading all of the way to capture the win. Newcomer Mick D'Agostino pushed Tersillo the entire distance but couldn't find the sweet spot of the raceway to get by.
Keystone State star Heidi Hedin finished third while another newcomer Dan Malley was fourth.

The WRWD Rookie Sportsman field was a good one and even though the attrition rate was a bit high at the opening night event, there is a good deal of talented future stars within the group. The night belonged Kenny Ryder as he led all laps to capture his first ever win at Accord. Travis Green was in for the runner-up slot while Samantha Muller was third in her debut into the full size car ranks. John Brown and Fred Smith completed the top five. Erin Paulison, Michael Corbin, Joseph Coppola, Cole Stangle and Brian Durbin completed the top ten.

A familiar face graced victory lane in the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball Four Cylinder initial showdown. Jeff DeGroat, a mainstay in the Enduro ranks, led from start to finish in his rice rocket with another four cylinder veteran Jerry Kingeter slipping past Dave Donovan for runner-up honors. Donovan, Ryan Heady and Jesse Torrens completed the top five. Brandon Conklin, Gary Quick, Ken Barringer, Sean Quinn and Wikkie DeGraw completed the top ten.

GEMSTONES:

Heat winners for the opening night event included Tony Kowlachuk, Hunter Lapp and Leo Fotopolous in the Sportsman division. Pure Stock heats were won by Emerson Cargain Jr and Steve Williams. Three heats were needed to set the field for the Modified division with Joey Grammes, Danny Creeden and Jerry Higbie claiming wins while the consolation win went to Brian Malcolm. Mick D'Agostino captured the lone heat in sprint car action. Rookie Sportsman heats were claimed by Cole Stangle and Samantha Muller. Fireball Heats were claimed by Jeff DeGroat and Dave Donovan.

The start of the event was delayed for a few minutes to allow the crowd a chance to find their way to their seats in a solid opening night event for the speedway and the Palmer Family. The Palmer Family is celebrating their eighteenth anniversary as the owners and promoters of the Accord facility.

The Accord concession stands were at full tilt as the hardworking staff busted their humps to cover the hungry racing crowd that came out to support the speedway.

The speedway itself was in spectacular condition as Promoter Gary Palmer spent the entire week in working his magic on the multi-channeled raceway that saw three and four wide action throughout the evening of events. All of the drivers offered their praises for the well groomed facility.

Many new cars and paint schemes were the order of the day for the pit area that bustled all evening long. "Jammin" Jimmy Wells opened his season sporting new sponsorship from Upstate Auto and celebrating a birthday. Joey Grammes, Butch Getz and Tyler Boniface were new additions to the Modified field. D'Agostino, Dan Malley, Jordan Lawrence and Mark Connoly were new faces for the sprint division.

The new Town Supervisor in Rochester Mike Baden was on hand for the action, interviewed with Steve Pados and truly enjoyed his night at the speedway. Uncle Mike Hansen from WRWD Radio was on hand and had the decked out WRWD Truck taking a few laps. The Upstate Auto pace truck had Randy Filipowski at the controls

Ronda and Gary Phillips, who play such an important part in the success of the Dirt Track Heroes Show, came up from Phillipsburg, New Jersey to cheer on their favorite driver Kyle Rohner.

A moment of silence was held for Former first lady Barbara Bush as well as former Accord and Olive Bridge racer Barry Dolan

RESULTS:

Insinger Fuels Modifieds: Scott Ferrier, Danny Creeden, Rich Ricci Jr, Jerry Higbie, Mike Ricci, Richard Smith, Jimmy Wells, Andy Bachetti, Danny Tyler, Brian Malcolm, Ray See Jr, Tyler Boniface, Joe Judge, Brad Rothaupt, Kenny Ferrier, Ed Dachenhausen, Rich Ricci III, Butch Getz, Richie Eurich, Anthony Perrego, Joey Grammes, Kyle VanDuser, Tommy Johnson, Eddie Burgess, Alissa Cody, Brian Krummel

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Kyle Rohner, Tony Kowalchuk, Leo Fotopolous, Tyler Johnston, Hunter Lapp, Daniel Morgiewicz, Mike Senecal, Kevin Stevens, Cole Hentschel, Nick Plumstead, Harry Baldwin, Ryan McCartney, Chris VanDuser, Alex VanPelt, Jimmy Devitt, Robbie Knipe, Shane Henion, Anthony Recchio, RJ Smith, Matt Shultz

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Bob Tersillo, Mick D'Agostino, Heidi Hedin, Dan Malley, Mark Connoly, Jordan Lawrence, Andrew Davis

Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Emerson Cargain, Steve Williams, Bob Sleight, Livy Johnson, John Hechinger, Ray Tarantino

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Kenny Ryder, Travis Green, Samantha Muller, John Brown, Fred Smith, Erin Paulison, Michael Corbin, Joseph Coppola, Cole Stangle, Brian Durbin, Charles Loiodice, Kyle Schwartz, Amanda Carson, Jeff Higham, Jared Miller

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball Four Cylinders: Jeff DeGroat, Jerry Kingeter, Dave Donovan, Ryan Heady, Jesse Torrens, Brandon Conklin, Gary Quick, Ken Barringer, Sean Quinn, Wikkie DeGraw, Nicole Nelson, Anthony Tarantino, Samantha Torres, Marisol Torrens, George Barringer, Mike Travis

Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Please make note of the starting time: Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps begin at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 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.

April 27th has all regular divisions at the speedway in action. Mombaccus Excavating and Stone is the headline sponsor for the evening of speed.

For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
At the Accord Speedway............................................

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Apr
19

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Accord, NY - Accord Speedway Ready To Go Greden For Opener Friday Night April 20th
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

Last week the Accord Speedway hosted what would be their lone test and tune session with close to ninety cars signing in to dial in their racing equipment and prepare for the 2018 racing season. Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer deemed the test and tune to be quite a successful evening and will now focus their attention to opening night at their pristine quarter mile speedway this coming Friday evening, April 20th with seven divisions of racing slated to go to the post. The exciting evening of speed will be sponsored by Fast Signs from Kingston, New York www.fastsigns.com

The crazy weather pattern of late has had the speedway staff logging in some extra long hours in preparation to meet and the greet the drivers, sponsors and fans who will see the first glimpse of the race cars in actual racing competition as the speedway opens it's gates officially for the first time in 2018, the eighteenth season of ownership and promotional reigns at the speedway for the Palmer Family.

The Accord facility was built back in 1962 in the area that at one time was dubbed the "Borscht Belt" by the many vacationers who traveled into the Catskills Mountains from New York City and New Jersey. Such grand resorts as Grossingers, The Concord, Kutshers and Brown's Hotel were famous for the great entertainers of the golden era of entertainment such as Milton Berle, Martin and Lewis, Rodney Dangerfield, Henny Youngman and Jayne Mansfield entertained their audiences to always sell-out crowds. With the quick-start of the transportation and hotel industry gaining momentum into the seventies, those famous resorts died off one by one but the Accord Speedway remains a solid focal point for the area for fans seeking to enjoy a weekend of affordable entertainemt and good fun. The 2018 racing season is destined to be another great season at the "Gem in the Catskills" facility.

The Palmer Family is coming off an excellent 2017 racing season despite a ton of rainouts and is looking forward to another successful season at Accord. Seven divisions of racing will greet the fans on Friday evening with the Insinger Fuels sponsored Modifieds, Arkel Motors Sportsman, Upstate Auto Pure Stocks, WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman and WRWD Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars and the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball and Jr Fireball Four Cylinder divisions. Much interest has centered around the fledgling sprint car series as the division was introduced three seasons ago and has gained considerable attention for drivers who are seeking their entry into open wheel competition but doing so in an affordable manner.

Drivers will utilize the division as a stepping stone into their racing future and one such driver is "The Traveling Man" Mick D'Agostino as the young man from Taunton, Massachusetts comes off a stellar season in which he captured the JPA Masonry sponsored 600 Sprint championship at the Hamlin Speedway. He will deal with "The High Side Hustler" Eric Jennings who reigns as the current champion of the division as well as Doylestown, Pennsylvania hot shoe Heidi Hedin. "White Lightning" Larry McVay from Bordentown, New Jersey, "Captain Quick" Jeremy Quick, Rookie of the year Bobby Tersillo and many more who are joining the open wheel ranks.

The all-important task of manicuring and grooming of the raceway track surface and grounds falls into the very capable hands of Promoter Gary Palmer. Palmer spent a tremendous amount of time over the winter months to improve the facility and basically balance the speedway surface all around to give all of the competitors an equal surface to race on. Fresh paint and newly landscaped parking areas will greet the drivers and fans as they make their way onto the speedway grounds. New lights have been added to the pit area and new lighting in on the list of new things slated for the speedway.

The 2018 Memberships, Parking Permits and Season and Indoor Seating Tickets are available. The culinary talents of the Accord Speedway Chefs will once again be offering some relishing new entrees to the menu as specialty items for the fans as the speedway concession staff offers up an abundant variety of hand-crafted sandwiches and some of the finest race track cuisine in the entire country.

With all of the division champions returning to defend their crowns, the action will be hot and heavy as soon as the first green flag drops.

Racing is on tap every Friday night from April through September. Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps are at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM. The Palmer Family in keeping true to their racing fans will show no increase in admission at the gate with admission for Adults $14.00; Seniors $12.00 (65+); Children $3.00 (11+ under) Indoor Seating $20.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Food Vouchers for $44.00 (a savings of $10.00). Special Shows will have an increase in admission prices.

For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their very well documented website at: www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478. At the Accord Speedway............................................

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