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Sep
16

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Accord, NY- Track Champs Danny Tyler And Kyle Rohner Claim King Of The Catskills Wins At Accord Speedway
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

The Ulster County weather was warm and breezy although there still remained a threat of rain in the air. The Accord Speedway was in top form and a solid roster of drivers and a standing room only crowd proved to be a win/win for Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer to host their annual King of the Catskills event at the speedway. Working right up until race time, Gary Palmer had the pristine quarter mile clay speedplant in impeccable condition and the attention to detail enabled the solid field of Modified and Sportsman competitors to race wall to wall throughout the evening of racing events. The evening of speed was headlined by sponsor Bruce Insinger and his Insinger Fuel Team. Check them out on the web at: www.insingerperformance.com

When all was said and done, Modified short track specialist "Showtime" Danny Tyler jumped on the talented Modified field at the drop of the green flag and never looked back as he dominated the racing action in a wire to wire triumph at the speedway. The win for Tyler was his first King of the Catskills triumph and Tyler walked away with the $5,000.00 prize that went along with it. In the Arkel Motors Sportsman Joe Giachinta Memorial 30-lap shootout, "The Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner dominated the event to capture the win and the $1,500.00 pay day that awaited him in the WRWD Radio Victory Lane. In the Nightcap for the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball Cylinder Enduros, Johnny Bankich led and then he didn't, but he continued to challenge and was able to overcome all foes to go on and win his second Enduro event of the season and with the win walk away with a hefty haul of money.

Twenty-four Modifieds took off in a run for the roses in the King of the Catskills headliner with Danny Tyler wasting no time to blast out into the lead. Danny Creeden followed and stayed close to Tyler early in the event. A few early skirmishes dropped some quality talent from the field as Anthony Perrego, Mike Ricci and Richie Eurich were some of the early casualties. On each restart Tyler was able to get the great starts as he glued himself to the top of the stairs while Creeden was doing some solid work from the baseline.

Things were beginning to heat up as the two Dannys were up to the task to lead the way. From tenth starting spot came Scott Ferrier as he silently placed himself in contention. From 15th starting spot came former three time Accord Speedway Champion "The Statesman" Jerry Higbie. Higbie worked high and low to move in behind Tyler, Creeden and Ferrier.

As the laps clicked off, Tyler was able to separate himself a bit from the field but a jingle here and there slowed the speedway action. On the restarts Tyler was flawless and was able to click off some 13.1 second lap times. Tyler would go on and capture his first King of the Catskills win with Creeden in the runner-up role in the Loidice hot rod. Scott Ferrier was third with Higbie fourth and Kevin Ward giving the Montgomery Car Wash racer a great ride for fifth. Heading up the second five were Brian Malcolm, Andy Bachetti, Joe Judge, Richard Smith and Ed Dachenhausen.

Brandon McGill led the first lap for the 30-lap Sportsman main event named in honor of the late Joe Giachinta. Giachinta was a true gentleman and friend of the speedway and lost his life in an industrial accident two season ago. Matt Shultz took over on lap two and then it would be the high flying Kyle Rohner taking over the lead on lap three and the maneuver would act as the winning pass as Rohner, once in front, was never headed for the rest of the event. Rohner would receive the win and the big payday that went with it. Matt Shultz was solid in a runner-up role with Corey Cormier doing excellent work in third place. Tyler Johnston and Tony Kowlachuk completed the top five. The second five positions were steady Brandon McGill, Joey Bonetti, Connor Otten, Robbie Knipe and Mike DuBois.

The veteran campaigner and four time winner Dave Donovan wasted no time in charging to the front in the 50-lap Emmanuel's Marketplace Four Cylinder Enduro excursion. Donovan, who has excelled over the field in 2017, led through seven laps until yielding to Dan Curry. Curry was quick from top to bottom and would lead from lap eight until lap-40 when Johnny Bankich passed him by. Curry didn't give up and took back the lead on lap-44. Curry got a flat tire while leading and Bankich struck again as he slipped past Curry on lap-47 and Bankich would go on and win the event. Curry limped home second with former Street Stock campaigner Gene Helms enjoyed a solid run for third place honors.

GEMSTONES:

The showcased event of the season at Accord for the Palmer Family was another spectacular event for the successful New York promotional team now in their 17th season at operating their Ulster County facility. The racing was superb as every Modified and Sportsman heat resembled a mini feature event. The standing room only crowd came from far and wide with as many as eight states representing the statewide support of the tremendous racing activity. Parking was at a premium and the grounds were abuzz with excitement for the long awaited evening of racing at the "Gem in the Catskills". The turnstiles of fans filled the concession areas all night long as they devoured the great cuisine offered up by the speedway concessions.

24 Modifieds made their way to the pit area along with 42 sportsman and 23 Four Cylinder Enduros. Three heats were needed for the Modifieds with David Hunt, Andy Bachetti and Danny Creeden scoring wins. The Sportsman division cars ran six heats with Brandon McGill, Kyle Rohner, Connor Otten, Corey Cormier, Danny Morgiewicz and Matt Shultz scoring wins. Three Sportsman B-Mains were needed and won by Cole Hentschel, Joey Bonetti and Robbie Knipe.

Many drivers on this evening did not make the final transfer into the feature and the speedway management would like to thank everyone for making a fine effort to attempt to get into the lineup. Sportsman drivers included Mike Murphy, Ryan McCartney, Jeff Higham, John DeWitt, Lenny Helmich, Collin DuBois, Lem Atkins, Mike Senecal, Rafael Carson, Fred Smith, Jared Miller, Austin Helmich, Alex VanPelt, Jim Kraus, Mike Bull, Vinny Visconti, John Miller and Jason Armstrong.

The Giachinta Family was at the speedway and presented the Joe Giachinta Cup to the winner

Speedway management thanks all of our drivers and fans for a great season at the speedway.

Leni Fornino was back once again to belt a stirring rendition of hte National Anthem.

Good friend and Announcer Justin Beltrame joined Steve Pados and Tim Adams in the tower for the event.

Halloween Havoc is next up on the Accord Speedway schedule. The date is October 28th with a full itinerary of racing and fun things for the families of racing to enjoy. Hay Rides, Balloon Sculpturing, Pumpkin Painting, Kid's Costume Parade, Bike Raffle Give-a-ways courtesy of Upstate Auto and just a part of some great fall fun.

RESULTS:

United Pump and Tank Modifieds: (60 laps $5,000.00) Danny Tyler, Danny Creeden, Scott Ferrier, Jerry Higbie, Kevin Ward, Brian Malcolm, Andy Bachetti, Joe Judge, Richard Smith, Ed Dachenhausen, Kurt Hundeland, Kyle VanDuser, David Hunt, Robe Rowe, Joey Bruning, Ken Ferrier, Jimmy Wells, Corey Lowitt, Brad Rothaupt, Joey Falanga, Jeff Richardson, Mike Ricci, Anthony Perrego, Richie Eurich

Healey Brothers Sportsman: Joey Giachinta Memorial (30 Laps $1,500.00) Kyle Rohner, Matt Shultz, Corey Cormier, Tyler Johnston, Tony Kowalchuk, Brandon McGill, Joey Bonetti, Connor Otten, Robbie Knipe, Mike DuBois, Dave Demorest, Jamie Yannone, Nick Plumstead, Bobby Flood, Hunter Lapp, Tommy Vigh, Rich Ricci III, Kevin Stevens, Chris VanDuser, Cole Hentschel, Brad Horton, Roddy Watts, Danny Morgiewicz, Nick Johnson

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball Four Cylinder Enduros: Johnny Bankich, Danny Curry, Gene Helms

Racing every Friday night from April through September.
Saturday, October 28th finds the speedway swinging back into action for the Halloween Havoc spectacular at the speedway sponsored by the Liggin's Insurance Agency. More information regarding the event will follow.

For more information regarding the great racing action found at the Accord Speedway, call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478 or log-on to their newly designed and well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com We are easy to find at 299 Whitfield Road, two miles off Route 209.

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

A Trail Of Dirt Leads Right To Our Door

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Sep
10

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Cole Stangle, Josh Marcus, Colin White And Scott Neary Capture Gold In Hamlin Speedway's Outstanding Season Finale
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Losing a show to Mother Nature has always made it extremely tough for the speedway promoters as they have to scramble in hopes of completing their racing season on a solid and positive note. The Pocono Mountains were awash on Labor Day and created a plethora of events for the Smith Family to complete at their 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval on the final day of the racing season Saturday night. The quick change in the weather pattern also brought out the change in garments for the racing fans but the sizzling racing action that took place out on the speedway channels between the drivers produced heat and sizzle that kept the fans warm and excited until the final checkered flag fell on the season. The heart-stopping side by side action highlighted a great evening of racing that found the speedway hosting nine feature events were completed at 11 PM. The evening of speed was presented by S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and JPA Masonry located in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania.

The racing action produced some familiar names on the Hamlin scene with the cream of the crop rising to the occasion to land in the coveted Victory Circle while some new winners did emerge during the evening. "The Connecticut Cruiser" Josh Marcus had the field covered as he led all but one lap to record his second win of the season in the held-over All Star Slingshot event. "The Angle" Cole Stangle wired the field in the Hampton RV and Trailer Stage One Modified thirty lap feature to win the annual Roy Smith Memorial event. Two JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprint events were offered and "The Whiz Kid" Jack Hanna after only a couple of starts found himself in victory lane for his first ever win at the speedway. "The Ry-Guy" Ryan Stangle is another first year performer who has excelled and he went topside to win his second feature of the season. "The Electric Man" Colin White was full throttle as he used all of the Hamlin Speedway real estate in a show stopping run for the roses to claim his third win of the season in the JPA Masonry 600 Sprints. Tyler Banks only led one lap but it was the final one as he raced to his third win of the season in the Junior Slingshot main event. "The Oxford Express" Dale Kober utilized his right foot from the start and wired the field for his ninth win in the Super Slinger finale. "The Fearless One" Kyle Ferrucci found himself alone in the zone as he captured his fifth win of the season in the Wingless 270 Sprint finale. In the 50-lap National Tour event for the All star Slingshots, Scott Neary inherited the lead when race leader Jared Silfee tangled with a slower car and led the final laps to score the biggest win of his young career to capture the $1,000.00 prize offered for the win.

Tess Horvath and CJ Fritz brought the 17-car All Star Slingshot field down for the start of their held-over twenty lap feature encounter. Horvath led one lap before she and Fritz tangled, sending both cars to the rear. On the restart, Josh Marcus bolted into the lead and would lead the rest of the way in a great run for the budding star as he picked up his second win of the season. Mike Taylor was a strong second with Cole Stangle third, Taylor Mills fourth and Cody Kline completing the top five. The second five consisted of Austin Silfee, Amanda Buchel, Wes Hearn and Tyler Peet. Sixteen of the seventeen starters completed all laps of the main event.

Glenn Macomber led the first five laps of the Wingless 270 Sprint main until yielding to Kyle Ferrucci. Ferrucci was a rocket once out front as he found the Hamlin Speedway surface superb and led the rest of the way lap to capture his fifth win of the season. Glenn Macomber would finish second with Alex Reinsmith nailing down third.

Cody Smith seized the moment at the drop of the green flag and glued himself to the top reaches of the speedway to grab the lead for the first two laps until Adam Huff would get sideways down the backstretch and execute a heart stopping flip. Huff was uninjured in the incident. On the restart Colin White made everyone aware he meant business as he went to the far reaches of the speedway to climb into the lead from his sixth place start. Joel Smith, Mack Brink and Cody Smith kept pace as the racers hit their stride. Mick D'Agostino would race from tenth to fifth and Danny Buccafusca after dropping back a few notches was coming on like gangbusters. This would be a night for Colin White as he raced to his third win of the season, with Joel Smith, Cody Smith, Mack Brink and Mick D'Agostino completing the top five. Buccafusca would finish sixth with Paul Richards Jr, Chad Sandt, Ryan Neil and Damon Paul rounding out the top ten.

Abby Yates brought "the stars of tomorrow" starting field to the line for their 20-lap main headliner. Yates was quick and had no problems in driving away from the field after a couple of restarts. Cruising along, Yates caught the back end of the field and while being cautious allowed second place man John Kendall to close in on her. Going into turn three of the final lap had Kendall trying to slip underneath Yates but a slower car caused the pair to connect and have Tyler Banks inherit the lead. The final lap belonged to Banks as he scored his third win of the season at Hamlin. Adam Buchel kept up his steady performances at the speedway with a runner-up finish while Shelby McLaughlin was third, Kyle Swart fourth and Tommy Stillo rounding out the top five. James Hendricks, Jake Mason, Joey Kalafut, John Kendall and Abby Yates completed the top ten.

Two JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprint features were needed for the growing roster at the speedway. In the first one, Jack Hanna took the early lead and had no problems in separating himself from the field. Hanna was flawless in a wire to wire triumph for his first win at Hamlin. Zack Weisenfluh was the runner-up with Ryan Lacoe, Alex Reinsmith, Aidan Borden and Dennis Chamberlain completing the field.

In the second Rookie 600 Sprint main event, Carmen Leggio led the first eleven laps until a run to the top of the speedway for Ryan Stangle found him exiting the turn with the lead. Stangle would go and capture his second win of the season with Paul Richards Jr, Carmen Leggio, Noah Zielinski and Joey Amantea completing the top five. Savannah Leggio, Tony Parlanti, Cody Powell and Mike Traver would complete the field.

The Super Slingers finale found Dale Kober taking off in the lead from his pole start. Kober would drive away from the field at will early on but a skirmish would slow the action. On the restart, Kober would remain in command and would go and record his ninth win of the season. Wes Hearn was second with Mike Taylor third, Jim Conroy fourth and Greg Zellman, Roger Collins and Jeff Haduck following.

The Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified shootout with the running of the annual Roy Smith Memorial, found Cole Stangle hustling into the lead at the drop of the green flag. Stangle quickly found the zone and was clicking off 13 second laps as he drove away from the field. Stangle was unstoppable as he led every lap and picked up the win and much sponsorship money for his efforts. Joel Smith was second with Joel Price third, John Comandini fourth and Cody Motto nailing down fifth. John Mirabelli, Michael Samony, Anthony Recchio, newcomer "Chops" Anthony Chrobak and Evan Civick completing the field.

The final event of the season came down to the National All Star Slingshot 50-lap finale with $1,000.00 on the line. Jared Silfee grabbed the lead at the start and was comfortable out front with most of the action taking place behind him. The fight for position was fantastic as no dimes were given and none were taken. The real estate was tough as the bidders were going full bore in an attempt to gain an advantage. Lap forty one proved to be the waterloo for Silfee as he tangled with a slower car in traffic and got turned around ending his bid for the roses. Scott Neary, driving Silfee's regular mount, inherited the lead and would lead the final laps to secure the win, the bragging rights and the gold. Tyler Peet was a solid runner-up with Brett Bieber, Danny Buccafusca in a guest ride and Taylor Mills completing the top five. The second were equally as stout with Cody Kline, Dale Kober, Josh Marcus, Wes Hearn and Ashley Kober following. The third five found Samantha Muller, Tanner VanDoren, Mike Taylor, Amanda Buchel and Seth Spayd in order. 22 of the 27 starters completed all fifty laps in a tribute to some great driving efforts.

Pearl Jams:

Even though the weather was breezy to begin the day, it turned very chilly in the evening hours. A great crowd came out to the speedway to witness a tremendous evening of racing activities. The racing surface was impeccable as the track remained racy throughout the evening with side by side, three wide and at times four wide action rocking the house. Promoter Randy Smith and crew worked on the track throughout the evening to give the drivers a great surface with which to ply their trade.

Time trials kicked off the preliminary racing activity for two of the divisions while qualifying heats provided the fans with what were like mini-feature events as the talented drivers dug deep into the Hamlin clay to earn their starting spots for the feature events. Jack Hanna was quick timer for the Rookie 600 Sprints as he timed at 12.387 seconds. Dennis Stawinski was second fast with a 12.748 time. In the Junior Slingshots, Shelby McLaughlin was quick time with a 14.898 time over John Kendall's 15.001 time.

Dale Kober was the heat winner in the Super Slingshots. Alex Reinsmith captured the lone heat win for the 270 Sprints. Wingless 600 Sprint heats were claimed by Joel Smith, Joseph Smith and Danny Buccafusca. . captured the Rookie 600 Sprint heats. Two rounds of heats were utilized for the Stage One Modifieds with Cole Stangle and Joel Smith victorious in the first round while Cole Stangle and John Mirabelli claimed the wins in round two. Newcomer Zack Cox had the misfortune of getting upside down in his heat and withdrew from competition for the evening. The All Star Slingshot also ran two rounds of heats with Amanda Buchel, Ashley Kober, Scott Neary and Seth Spayd winning the first round while the second round found Taylor Mills, Cody Kline, Josh Marcus and Tyler Peet in for the wins.

New faces made visits to the speedway and All Star Slingshot drivers who didn't make it into the feature included Rachel Dickinson, Henry Anderson, Tanner Jones, Nick Delcampo, Troy Langendoerfer, Austin Homan, CJ Fritz, Emily Fleming, Clayton Davey and Ryan Conrad. Tim Bauer was back in action in the 600 Sprints along with Doug Snyder and Carmen Leggio Jr. Brandon Nicholas, Mike Traver and Rich Maguire were among the recent additions to the Rookie 600 Sprints. Zack Cox got upside down in the Stage One Modified in his debut. Also joining the field was USAC Quarter Midget Champion "Chops" Anthony Chrobak as he tried the Smith Fabrications Rental Car on for size. He did a great job for his first ride in a bigger car as he seeks to transition into another division after having a very successful career in the Quarter Midgets.

Close to $500.00 was raised in a couple of days for lap sponsorship of the Roy Smith Memorial event. The Hamlin Speedway and Staff and Smith Fabrications would like to thank JPA Masonry, Buchel Motorsports/Florida Keys Air Conditioning, Amy Renee Hanna, MRS Racing, Tom Motto Racing, Ed Stangle Landscaping, Hampton RV and Trailer Sales, Accord Speedway, APS Powdercoating Services, Upstate Auto, Floor Excellence, Diane Stewart, TVD Racing, J&E Motorsports and GA Motorsports Media for their great support of this annual event. Cole Stangle earned the most lap money while also securing the Winner's Bonus posted by JPA Masonry. Mark Connelly and Zack Cox were awarded with the Hard Luck drivers and John Comandini was the Hard Charger for the event.

This ends the 2017 season at the Hamlin Speedway for the seven regular divisions although next week will find the X-Treme Dirt Series coming to the speedway for their next leg of racing in their series of events. If you have never seen the Quads in action, now would be a good time to come out and see the many divisions traverse the Hamlin course. More information regarding the event will be posted on the website.

Joey Amantea recently enjoyed his 13th birthday.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: (National Tour) Scott Neary, Tyler Peet, Brett Bieber, Danny Buccafusca, Taylor Mills, Cody Kline, Dale Kober, Josh Marcus, Wes Hearn, Ashley Kober, Samantha Muller, Tanner VanDoren, Mike Taylor, Amanda Buchel, Seth Spayd, Kyle Herve, Alan Kober, Jared Silfee, Mike McLaughlin, Joe Toth, Kyle Smith, Dakota Kohler, Tess Horvath, Cole Stangle, Austin Silfee, Dylan Hoch, Anthony Raisner

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: (Roy Smith Memorial) Cole Stangle, Joel Smith, Joel Price, John Comandini, Cody Motto, John Mirabelli, Michael Samony, Anthony Recchio, Anthony Chrobak, Evan Civick, Zack Cox, Mark Connelly

Wingless 270cc Sprints: Kyle Ferrucci, Glenn Macomber, Alex Reinsmith

JPA Masonry Wingless 600cc Sprints: Colin White, Joel Smith, Cody Smith, Mack Brink, Mick D'Agostino, Danny Buccafusca, Paul Richards Jr, Chad Sandt, Ryan Neil, Damon Paul, Joseph Smith, Geordan Marrero, Doug Snyder, Jacob Balliet, JD Casazza, Tim Bauer, Tony Parlanti, Jason Muldowney, Zack Weisenfluh, Ryan Lacoe, Carmen Leggio Jr, Macy Litchauer, Dennis Stawinski Jr, Adam Huff, Duane White

Junior Slingshots: Tyler Banks, Adam Buchel, Shelby McLaughlin, Kyle Swart, Tommy Stillo, James Hendricks, Jake Mason, Joey Kalafut, John Kendall, Abby Yates, James Benz, JJ Rice, James Costlow

Super Slingshots: Dale Kober, Wes Hearn, Mike Taylor, Jim Conroy, Greg Zellman, Roger Collins, Jeff Haduck, John Gilroy

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints #2: Ryan Stangle, Paul Richards Jr, Noah Zielinski, Joey Amantea, Savannah Leggio, Tony Parlanti, Cody Powell, Mike Traver, Rich Maguire, Jason Muldowney

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints #1: Jack Hanna, Zack Weisenfluh, Ryan Lacoe, Alex Reinsmith, Aidan Borden, Dennis Chamberlain, Tyler Lindsey, Dennis Stawinski Jr, Brandon Nicholas, Macy Litchauer, Chloe Andreas

All Star Slingshots (Heldover Event): Josh Marcus, Mike Taylor, Cole Stangle, Taylor Mills, Cody Kline, Dale Kober, Austin Silfee, Amanda Buchel, Wes Hearn, Tyler Peet, Jared Silfee, Troy Langendoerfer, Ashley Kober, Alan Kober, Tess Horvath, CJ Fritz, Samantha Muller, Cory Zielinski

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The 2017 racing season has ended at the Hamlin Speedway. The Management and Speedway Staff thank everyone for another successful season at the speedway. Please make sure to keep in touch with all Hamlin Speedway information by checking the website or facebook page often. The annual awards party for the 2017 racing season will be held November 18th at the S&S Speedways facility. More information will follow.

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, 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

For photos of the great racing action at Hamlin, please contact Tim Krysiuk at: https://strictlydirtphotography.smugmug.com/

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

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Sep
09

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Accord, NY- Accord Speedway Names 2017 Champions To Highlight Spectacular First Responders Night
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

The summer, if you call what we had was a summer, quickly turned to fall-like conditions yesterday at the Accord Speedway as the rain came in and went and cool weather filled up the rest of the evening. Nevertheless, the Catskills Mountains of New York State provided the backdrop for a great Friday evening as the Accord Speedway presented it's "Night of Champions" to a large enthusiastic crowd on hand for the event. All track champions were crowned in the final evening of points at the speedway for the 2017 racing season. The over the top event was sponsored by Upstate Auto (www.upstateautoinc.com) and featured a sensational evening paying tribute to all First Responders. The event portion for the First Responders was headed up by Jim Slinsky and the Ulster County Sheriff's Office K9 Team. An over the top presentation featuring music, bag pipes, 21 gun salute, narration, echoing bugles and a tremendous number of fire trucks and emergency equipment filled the speedway. The show was brought to a climactic close with an another fireworks extravaganza from Santore's Famous Fireworks.

The event brought out a nice field of drivers and racing equipment as the event served a dual purpose for the drivers who will be entering the spectacular "King of the Catskills" events scheduled for Friday, September 15th. When the final checkered flag fell from starter Jonathan McGibbons, new champions were crowned for five of the divisions for the 2017 racing season. Accord Speedway was the Checkered Flag bonus sponsor.

Heading up the list of champions is "Showtime" Danny Tyler who enjoyed a great 2017 season and finished strongly to capture the United Pump and Tank Modified division title. "The Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner fought off a myriad of mid season problems to capture four wins during the season on his way to his third Accord Speedway title in the Arkel Motors Sportsmen division. "The High Side Hustler" Eric Jennings put his stamp onto the speedway title in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car division. The pure stock racers had as many as five drivers vying for the title and they raced hard throughout the season but it would be Travis Brockner winning the title in the hotly contested Upstate Auto Pure Stock division to earn his first driving title at Accord. "The Cold Spring Kid" Jake Mason enjoyed a break-out season with eight wins to capture the Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshot title.

The racing action during the evening was hot and heavy on the speedway with a few of the track titles still on the line. "The DC Express" Danny Creeden went out and borrowed a hot rod during the week from fellow racer Chad Loidice and was fast and furious as he captured his third win of the season in the United Pump and Tank Modifieds. "The Otisville Outlaw" Corey Cormier had a fast set of wheels under him as he claimed his second win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman finale. Livy Johnson struggled through a season when she was involved in a mid-season accident in which she suffered a foot injury and was on the shelf for a spell but she put all of the pieces together to capture her first win of the season in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock headliner. "Captain Quick" Jeremy Quick dominated the action to win his third feature of the season in Sprint Car action. Jayden Sleight inherited the lead when Jake Mason suffered mechanical difficulties to capture his second win of the season in the Junior Slingshot feature event. "The Hurricane" Hunter Lapp found a seam to drive to the lead and go and capture his second win of the season in the Rookie Sportsman finale.

The United Pump and Tank Modified division found the veteran Richie Eurich lead lap one of the 30-lap event but fifth starting Danny Creeden hustled and bustled his way into the runner-up slot and grabbed up the lead by lap two. Racing through the field came Andy Bachetti as the wild child started twelfth but was in the top four in just a few laps. By the time Bachetti moved into second, Creeden had checked out on the field. A skirmish or tow slowed the action and brought Bachetti to the back bumper of Creeden for the restarts but Creeden was in the zone and raced to his third win of the season at Accord. Bachetti was second in a great drive while Jimmy Wells raced from 14th to third. Danny Tyler was fourth and Richie Eurich finished fifth. Heading up the second five were Mike Ricci, Kyle VanDuser, Brad Rothaupt, Rich Ricci Jr and Richard Smith.

The WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car feature found Jeremy Quick grabbing up the lead at the start of event. Quick was quick and was all business as he opened up a sizeable lead through the first half of the race. A caution for the disabled car of Larry McVay slowed the action but on the restart again it would be Quick in command all of the way to his third win of the season. Andrew Davis was second with Bobby Tersillo, Eric Jennings and Corey Wood completing the field.

The Upstate Auto Pure Stock finale proved to be an exciting as well as entertaining event as Livy Johnson jumped into the early lead with sixth starting Bob Sleight finding the topside to his liking as he worked hard to get into the runner-up slot. While the leaders went nose to tail the rest of the way, the drivers vying for the track crown waged a wicked war behind them. Johnson would hold off Sleight to capture her first win of the season while Ray Tarantino would finish third, Travis Brockner fourth and Emerson Cargain fifth. Brockner with his finish would win the title by a mere two points. John Hechinger, Steve Williams, Steven Kanuk, Harry Bachman and Gary Gamble completed the top ten.

Corey Cormier raced into the lead at the start of the Sportsman feature and even though that proved to be the winning move, he would face heavy resistance the rest of the way from the new champion Kyle Rohner. Rohner tried high and he tried low to slip past Cormier but Cormier ran a great raced to capture his second win of the season. Rohner was second with the returning Greg McCloskey running strong from 15th to finish third. Cole Hentschel continued his great work in fourth and Dave Demorest was a solid fifth. Matt Shultz headed up the second five with Nick Plumstead, Tyler Johnston, Joey Bonetti and Jamie Yannone completing the top ten. .

Jake Mason grabbed the lead at the start of the Junior Slingshot feature and would find Jayden Sleight putting the pressure on him from the opening bell. As the laps clicked off the pair remained close and with a couple of laps remaining Mason broke and handed the win to Sleight for his second win of the season.

Kevin Stevens used his outside pole position start to grab the lead at the start of the Rookie Sportsman feature. Stevens would go on to lead past the halfway mark when a a very quick Hunter Lapp found a seam between two slower cars to drive into the lead and go on to win his second feature of the season. Stevens would finish second with Jeff Higham doing great work for third, Vinny Visconti fourth and John Brown rounding out the top five. John Miller, Jared Miller, Alex VanPelt, Brian Durban and Austin Helmich completed the top ten.

GEMSTONES:

Despite the weather, under the tutelage of Promoter Gary Palmer, help from many divisions at the speedway got the track in real good racing trim. Even though the show began late, the speedway staff along with the First Responders Staff put all of the components together to offer the fans a night to remember

The talented roster of drivers tested the many racing channels of the speedway throughout the evening in preparation for the blockbuster "King of the Catskills" spectacular coming up on September 15th and sponsored by Insinger Fuels.

The speedway took an extended intermission period to pay tribute to all of the First Responders who work so diligently to keep our home security safe. Headed up by Jim Slinsky and the Ulster County Sheriff's Office K9 Team, many pieces of equipment came out onto the speedway in darkness and hoisted a 70 foot US Flag through the use of ladder trucks and at the designated moment all lights came on and put up an amazing display that covered the speedway and the entire infield area. Many thanks are in order to all of those who played a part in putting the spectacular event together. Santore's Famous Fireworks once again lit up the sky with their over the top fireworks extravaganza. DVD Copies of the entire salute to the First Responders are available through Videographer Tom Czaban and can be ordered by phone at: 518-250-0001.

Taking part in the ceremony were: Accord, Ellenville, Tillson, Sawkill, Hurley, Kerhonkson, Rosendale, Stone Ridge, Craigsmoor, Napanoch and Saxton Fire Departments, Ulster County Fire Coordinator, Kerhonkson-Accord First Aid, Ellenville Rescue Squad, Esopus EMS, Ulster County Sheriff's Office, Chris Benson on Bag Pipes, The Bruderhoff Choir, Steve Snyder from the Army National Guard on Bugle and Red Zimmerman form the Bruderhoof on Bugle. Special thanks to DJ Tim Adams for his work in the project and the great patriotic music.

Special thanks are in order to those who donated to the fireworks including RJ Smith Enterprises, Ulster Firearms, Advance Concrete Foundations, Kingston Nissan with Rob Rolleri and Easton Gregory, Upstate Auto, Rapid Tire, Len Bernardo and all of the First Responders.

"Uncle Mike" Hansen from WRWD Radio was back on board last evening with the WRWD Radio show truck and once again joined announcers Steve Pados and Tim Adams in the tower. Mike thanked promoters Gary and Donna Palmer for their hospitality as he thoroughly enjoys the great racing action taking place on the speedway.

Jerry Fornino was on hand to explain the flag flying at the speedway last evening. Jerry is a retired FBI agent and was at the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 and on 911 in 2001. The flag flying was flown in front of the trade center grounds on February 26, 2003.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Lisa Agate from the Dibble Family and Accord Speedway.

Miss Motorsports, Taylor Albert was on hand at the speedway last evening helping in the victory lane presentations. She also interviewed with track announcer Steve Pados in regards to her reign as Miss Motorsports for 2017.

Heat race action in the Modifieds found Joe Judge, Jesse Marks and Danny Creeden capturing victories. Mike Senecal, Matt Shultz and Cole Hentschel scored heat wins in the Sportsman action. The Pure Stock heats went to Ray Tarantino and Travis Brockner. Eric Jennings captured the Sprint Car heat win. Rookie heat wins went to John Brown and Hunter Lapp.

Grandma Ann's Pies were a big hit with all of the feature winners and two were raffled off during the 50/50. Many thanks to Vinny Visconti Racing for the hat donation and to WRWD for the shirts.

RESULTS:

United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Danny Creeden, Andy Bachetti, Jimmy Wells. Danny Tyler, Richie Eurich, Mike Ricci, Kyle VanDuser, Brad Rothaupt, Rich Ricci Jr, Richard Smith, Ed Dachenhausen, Kevin Ward, Eddie Burgess, Tommy Johnson, Joe Judge, Alissa Cody, Scott Ferrier, Kevin Krom, Jesse Marks, Ken Ferrier, Joey Bruning

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Cory Cormier, Kyle Rohner, Greg McCloskey, Cole Hentschel, Dave Demorest, Matt Shultz, Nick Plumstead, Tyler Johnston, Joey Bonetti, Jamie Yannone, Nick Johnson, Tony Kowalchuk, Ryan McCartney, Anthony Recchio, Mike Senecal, Rich Ricci III, Lenny Helmich, Leo Fotopolous

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Jeremy Quick, Andrew Davis, Bob Tersillo, Eric Jennings, Corey Wood, Larry McVay

Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Livy Johnson, Bob Sleight, Ray Tarantino, Travis Brockner, Emerson Cargain Jr, John Hechinger, Steve Williams, Steve Kanuk, Harry Bachman, Gary Gamble, John Drake, Jay Smalley, Ryan Brockner

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Hunter Lapp, Kevin Stevens, Jeff Higham, Vinny Visconti, John Brown, John Miller, Jared Miller, Alex VanPelt, Brian Durban, Austin Helmich, Fred Smith, John DeWitt, Brandon Daley

Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshots: Jaden Sleight, Jake Mason

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.

The next event at Accord will be September 15th as the grandaddy of all Accord events, "The King of the Catskills" will take place, sponsored by Insinger Fuels and offering up a huge $5,000.00 pay day to the winner. The Joe Giachinta Memorial for the Sportsman will offer up $1,500.00 to the winner and the Emmanuel's Marketplace Four Cylinders with as much as $2,000.00 on the line will close the show. Additional information for the event will follow.

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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Sep
02

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Accord, NY- "Jammin" Jimmy Wells Romps To OCFS Qualifier Victory At Accord Speedway
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

As summer leaves us and the incoming fall weather joins us, the change in the weather patterns provided the perfect backdrop for the mighty stars and cars of the Accord Speedway on Friday evening to do battle at the "Gem in the Catskills" racing facility. The quiet serenity of the Catskill Mountains gave way to the intoxicating sounds of fast hot rod racing action and an over the top Fireworks Extravaganza on Friday evening and a great crowd of eager racing fans came out to witness their racing heroes carve out a fabulous and entertaining seven division racing card at the speedway. When the final event was checkered, seven happy winners found their way to the WRWD Radio 107.3 FM Victory Lane on an evening sponsored by Emmanuel's Marketplace, the Orange County Fair Speedway, home of the Eastern States 200, Taylor Rental and Dig Safely New York.

In the United Pump and Tank Modified division, "Jammin" Jimmy Wells found all of the racing channels to his liking as he ran down early leader, his Uncle Mike Ricci, took control of the point and romped to his second win of the season and in doing so claimed the qualifying spot for the prestigious 56th running of the Eastern States 200 to be held in Middletown, New York from October 20th to the 22nd. Bob Sleight, the defending champion in the division, turned in a stellar performance as he tracked down early leader John Drake and went on to capture his second win of the season in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock division. Ryan McCartney had the hot ticket in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman finale as he captured his third win of the season. "Kid Ice" Cole Hentschel grabbed the lead early and then had to fend off the challenges of his teammate, "The Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner in the final laps to claim his first win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman feature main event. Larry McVay put the finishing touches on a solid evening of racing as he claimed his second win of the season in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car headliner. "The Cold Spring Kid" Jake Mason captured his eighth win of the season in the Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshot division feature. Mike Houghtaling made it three in a row at Accord in the Northeast Vintage Modified feature. "Showtime" Danny Tyler was spot on in challenging and defeating all comers in the Modified Eliminator shoot out.

Mike Ricci and Jesse Marks brought the solid field of United Pump and Tank Modifieds down for the start of the 30-lap headliner. Ricci seized the lead in the second VanDuser Concrete machine and would lead early on although Jimmy Wells came calling from fifth starting spot and worked his way into the runner-up slot by lap ten. Wells was methodical from the baseline as he began his assault on Uncle Mike. Racing side by side for a couple of laps made for a great show between the family but it would be Wells seizing command of the lead at the halfway mark. Once in front, Wells had clear sailing and would go on to capture his second win of the season and with it securing the starting spot for the Eastern State Weekend event in October. Mike Ricci, who has racing sparingly in the 2017 racing season, showed he still has plenty of gusto left with a fine runner-up performance. Scott Ferrier was third with Ed Dachenhausen fourth and Danny Tyler fifth hustling hard to complete the top five. The second five consisted of 15th starting Joe Judge, while Richie Eurich, Jesse Marks, Tommy Johnson and Eddie Burgess.

The Arkel Motors Sportsman division headliner found Nick Plumstead and Cole Hentschel on the front row with Hentschel finding the hot spot on the speedway and grabbing the lead at the start of the event with Plumstead and Dave Demorest following. Kyle Rohner found his way forward and as the early laps clicked off made his way into third place. With the race remaining green Hentschel and Plumstead were all alone as one and two while Rohner made up ground quickly and slipped past Plumstead for second and then set sail for his teammate. The drivers raced around the quarter mile clay nose to tail for at least ten laps as Rohner pulled out all of the stops to slip past Hentschel. Hentschel had his own ideas about the outcome of the event and held of the determined Rohner for his first win at Accord. Rohner was second making it a one/two sweep for the Advanced Concrete Team. Plumstead was third in a great run while Tyler Johnston and Matt Shultz completed the top five. Jamie Yannone headed up the second five with Corey Cormier, the returning Joey Bonetti, Tony Kowlachuk and Rich Ricci III following.

The Upstate Auto sponsored Pure Stock event got underway with John Drake grabbing the lead at the start. Craig Cuneo settled into the runner-up role while John Hechinger and Steve Williams began to challenge. On lap four Cuneo found the room he needed to take over the point and he would lead for three laps until Bob Sleight found the sweet spot he was seeking and drove by Cuneo to take command of the lead. Sleight would go on to record his second win of the season and first win since opening night at the speedway. Hechinger continued his great work with a third place finish while Steve Williams and John Drake completed the top five. Travis Brockner, who was leading the points chase coming into the event, was sixth while Ray Tarantino, Livy Johnson, Jay Smalley and newcomer Jesse Murphy completed the top ten.

Kevin Stevens was shot out a cannon at the start of the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature event. He would lead the first five laps of the event. On a restart, Ryan McCartney and Stevens got together with Stevens slipping out of the racing channel and doing all he could to maintain control of the race car. Stevens lost valuable ground while McCartney would be the new leader. McCartney had himself a fast race car as he would lead the remaining laps to claim his third win of the season at Accord. Vinny Visconti was second while Hunter Lapp, Alex VanPelt and Fred Smith would complete the top five. An interesting note is the top four drivers all came from the Slingshot ranks. John Miller was sixth, while Jeff Higham, newcomer Brian Durban, Kevin Stevens and John Brown completed the top ten.

Larry McVay powered into the lead at the start of the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car feature. McVay withstood an early challenge from the returning Heidi Hedin and then would fend off the advances of the returning Rich Mellor for the rest of the feature events. McVay was in the zone and would race his way to his second win of the season with Mellor in for runner-up honors. Larry Ricci was third while Bobby Tersillo, Eric Jennings in a borrowed ride and Andrew Davis would complete the field.

The Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshot event found Jake Mason taking control of the event by the end of lap one. Jaden Sleight kept the pressure on for the first half of the race but Mason has enjoyed his best year in racing to date and walked away with his eighth win of the season at Accord. Sleight was second with Brock Pinkerous finishing third.

In the Northeast Vintage Modifieds, Al Houghtaling would lead the first four laps of the event until a determined Bob Schmidt would drive by him. Schmidt built up a lead and would quickly get into slower traffic. Mike Houghtaling seized the opportunity as he caught up to Schmidt in traffic and then used a slower car as a pick to slip past Schmidt for the lead on lap seventeen. Mike Houghtaling would win his third event in as many tries at Accord. Schmidt was second while Ray See Sr, Chuck Davies and Jimmy Halpin would complete the top five. Mike Cole was the first Sportsman across the line.

Danny Tyler put his showtime moniker to good use as he defeated all comers in the Modified Elimination event. Picking a random draw of ten cars, Tyler was guaranteed a spot and wasted no time in defeating one by one the talent placed up against him. Tyler picked up $300.00 for his efforts. Special thanks to Dave Rocket and Marty at Upstate Auto for the award money for the event.

GEMSTONES:

Through the determined efforts of Promoter Gary Palmer, the speedway was in excellent racing condition and the many racing channels provided the drivers a wall to wall track surface to compete on. The close side by side racing action that Accord is well noted for kept the fans on the edge of their seats all night long.

Many, many thanks to the good folks at Emmanuel's Marketplace for sponsoring the over the top fireworks extravaganza presented by Santore's Famous Fireworks. Just as in the Dire Straits song, they did turn the night time into the day. Also special thanks to DJ Tim Adams for a great song selection during the fireworks show.

Pure Stock heats went to Bob Sleight and Livy Johnson. Modified preliminaries were captured by Mike Ricci, Jimmy Wells and Danny Creeden. Cole Hentschel and Nick Plumstead captured the Sportsman heats while John Brown and Alex VanPelt were victorious in the Rookie heats. Larry McVay claimed the Sprint Car heat event. Jaden Sleight claimed the Junior Slingshot heat.

New faces arrived last night for their first Accord start as Joey Bruning was back in action and was solid in his heat but ran into problems during the feature and was an early retiree. Phil Recchio returned to the speedway in the car his son Anthony had been driving most of the season. Joey Bonetti returned to action in the Sportsman. Gary Gamble and Jesse Murphy were two new faces with the Pure Stock Division. Brandon Daley was back in the action in the Rookies and Brian Durban made his initial start with the Rookies.

"Uncle Mike" Hansen from WRWD Radio was on board for the evening and interviewed with announcer Steve Pados for the upcoming First Responders Night on September 8th as the speedway will once again offer a special dedication on the anniversary of 9/11 next week on September 8th as all police, firefighters, correction officers and EMT's will be admitted to the speedway free with their department ID. Upstate Auto will be the headline sponsor for the event which will also highlight the night of champions at the speedway.

The Accord Speedway is sending $688.00 to the Houston, Texas Food Bank as part of the 50/50 last evening. The award was for $344.00 and the Speedway matched in a nice gesture by the Palmer Family and the great fans at Accord.

A super amount of interest is already in place for the upcoming King of the Catskills weekend at the speedway. With some very big dollars in place, a banner field is anticipated. More information will be released as the countdown is coming quickly.

Wes Davis, the sound technician at Accord, brought along his Grandson Joshua for his first visit to the speedway.

Leni Fornino, a fifteen year old student at Roundout Valley, sang the National Anthem last evening and did a wonderful job.

Avery Bonesfell and Benjamin Curry won bikes at the Speedway. Congratulations!

RESULTS:

United Pump & Tank Modifieds: (OCFS Eastern States Qualifier): Jimmy Wells. Mike Ricci, Scott Ferrier, Ed Dachenhausen, Danny Tyler, Joe Judge, Ruchie Eurich, Jesse Marks, Tommy Johnson, Eddie Burgess, Richard Smith, Kurt Hundeland, Alissa Cody, Danny Creeden, RJ Daley, Kyle VanDuser, Ken Ferrier, Rich Ricci Jr, Joey Bruning, Brad Rothaupt (DQ), Kevin Krom (DQ)

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Cole Hentschel, Kyle Rohner, Nick Plumstead, Tyler Johnston, Mayy Shultz, Jamie Yannone, Corey Cormier, Joey Bonetti, Tony Kowalchuk, Rich Ricci III, Rafael Carson, Phil Recchio, Nick Johnson, Michael Murphy, Dave Demorest, Mike Senecal, Robbie Knipe

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Larry McVay, Rich Mellor, Larry Ricci, Bob Tersillo, Eric Jennings, Andrew Davis, Heidi Hedin, Jeremy Quick, Corey Wood

Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Bob Sleight, Craig Cuneo, John Hechinger, Steve Williams, John Drake, Travis Brockner, Ray Tarantino, Livy Johnson, Jay Smalley, Jesse Murphy, Chris Kanuk, Emerson Cargain Jr, Harry Bachman, Gary Gamble

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Ryan McCartney, Vinny Visconti, Hunter Lapp, Alex VanPelt, Fred Smith, John Miller, Jeff Higham, Brian Durban, Kevin Stevens, John Brown, Brandon Daley, Austin Helmich, Keith Johannessen, Michael Corbin

Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshots: Jake Mason Jaden Sleight, Brock Pinkerous

Northeast Vintage Modifieds: Mike Houghtaling, Bob Schmidt, Ray See Sr, Chuck Davies, Jimmy Halpin (Mike Cole-First Sportsman)

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.

The next event at Accord will be September 8th with all divisions in action and the amazing tribute to First Responders along with Fireworks on Upstate Auto Night.

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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Aug
27

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - "The Gingerbread Man" Damon Paul Runs Away In 600 Sprints; Joel Smith Bags A Double In Hamlin Speedway's Exciting Nine Feature Race Card
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

While great weather has been at a premium for the 2017 racing season, the Hamlin Speedway has soldiered on and has produced great racing shows for their loyal fan base. Saturday night was no exception as cars and stars by the numbers brought a standing room only crowd to the Hamlin Speedway as the Smith Family and Staff presented a superb nine feature race card on Saturday evening. Hamlin Speedway Promoter Randy Smith had the 1/5th mile oval as "fit as a fiddle" and the 110 entries who signed in for battle used every inch of the raceway to carve out a wonderful night of entertainment for the appreciative crowd. The Smith Family orchestrated the nine feature event program by 10:55 PM in the evening that found some of the top stars at the speedway strutting their stuff while some new faces also found out it feels very good to be sitting at the top of the racing podium. JPA Masonry located in Mount Pocono and S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg co-sponsored the evening of speed.

With two feature events being curtailed last week due to a quick hitting storm, one holdover event was added to the Saturday show and it would be "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith capturing the held over event and later coming back to win the nightcap to bag a double in the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds. The All Star Slingshot feature headliner was captured by "The Bloomingburg Bullet" Taylor Mills as he added his third win of the season. "The Gingerbread Man" Damon Paul had the hot ticket as ran away from the field to score his second win of the season in the JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Sprint headliner. Tyler Ulrich returned to Hamlin and scored his first win of the season in the Wingless 270 Sprint feature. Mike Taylor had the hot ticket in Super Slinger action as he wired the field for his fifth win of the season. "The Cold Spring Kid" Jake Mason claimed his second win of the season in the rough and tumble Junior Slingshot finale. The JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprints offered two feature events with a strong field of cars and "The Big Show" Joey Amantea drove to his fifth win of the season in the first one and Paul Richards Jr was spot on as he scored his fourth win of the season in the second feature.

Taylor Mills grabbed the lead at the start of the 23-car field All Star Slingshot feature event as he took advantage of his pole start to blast out front. Troy Langendoerfer and Josh Marcus kept pace early on with Austin Silfee hustling in to make his bid for the lead. Mills was able to step away from the field at times with lots of battles for position happening behind him. The two and three wide racing action at mid-pack was spectacular with driver after driver making his bid for the next position ahead of him. This was a night for Taylor Mills as he was in the zone and drove away to a safe margin over the Silfee Boys, Jared who was second and Austin who finished third. Cody Kline kept his eye on the prize as he drove from 14th place to finish fourth. Tyler Peet completed the top five. Early contender Josh Marcus was sixth with Samantha Muller, Ashley Kober, Tanner VanDoren and Greg Zellman rounding out the top ten.

The Super Slingers main event found the red hot Mike Taylor blasting out of the starting gate at the drop of the green flag battling with Jim Conroy for the top spot. Taylor secured the lead down the backstretch and was able to open up some distance with some very quick 13.850 second laps to drive away and capture his fifth win of the season. Conroy was second with a great finish while John Gilroy was third, Dale Kober fourth and Greg Zellman completing the finishing order.

Glenn Macomber led in the first twelve laps of the 270 Sprint main. Coming out of turn four Kyle Ferrucci tried to make the move for the lead but tangled with Macomber and got upside down in front of the flag stand. Ferrucci was not hurt in the incident. Tyler Ulrich inherited the lead and led all of the remaining laps to secure his first Hamlin Speedway win. Alex Reinsmith put on a whale of a show as he ran hard for runner-up honors. just nipping Macomber at the line.

The Junior Slingshot feature found James Benz on the pole for the start and Benz would lead through the first half of the event until Jake Mason found the spot he was seeking on the raceway and drove by Benz to control the point. After that, Mason found that was he needed as he drove away from the field to go on to record his second win of the season at Hamlin. Adam Buchel continued his solid efforts by finishing second while newcomer Ryan Conrad, Shelby McLaughlin and the much improved James Costlow completing the top five. The remainder of the field were Tyler Banks, Joey Kalafut and James Hendricks

The start of the first JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Wingless Sprint event found Joey Amantea putting it all together to lead all laps as he could place his race car from the baseline to the speedway's outer reaches enroot to his fifth win at the speedway. Tony Parlanti challenged throughout but would settle for runner-up honors in a great drive. Joe Nemeth was third in his return to the speedway while Ryan Lacoe and Jason Muldowney completed the top five. Cody Powell, Chloe Andreas, Aidan Borden, Ryan Stangle and newcomer Mike Traver completed the field.

On the second Rookie 600 encounter, Carmen Leggio Sr led for the first lap but a burst of power and an open inside line allowed Paul Richards Jr to drive by everyone in his wake to take the lead. While a few skirmishes slowed down the action, Richards was in command. A two lap to go restart allowed Noah Zielinski and opportunity to seize the moment as he closed quickly on Richards but Richards held on for his fourth win of the season with Zielinski in for runner-up honors. Zack Weisenfluh was third with Macy Litchauer, Carmen Leggio Sr, Savannah Leggio, Jack Hanna, Dennis Stawinski and Ron Bosga completing the field.

The held over Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified event found Anthony Recchio hustling out front at the drop of the green flag and leading through the first half of the event until being sidelined with mechanical woes. Joel Smith inherited the lead and led the remaining laps to capture the win with Cole Stangle a close second. Cody Motto was third while newcomer Andrew Vreeland was fourth and Joel Price nailing down fifth. John Mirabelli, Amanda Buchel, Mike Jablonka, Evan Civick and Mark Corna completed the top ten.

In the second feature, Mark Corna led the first lap before yielding to the high flying Cole Stangle. Stangle would set the pace while working hard to keep the hard charging Joel Smith behind him. As Smith drove up alongside him, Stangle encountered a slower car and allowed for Smith to slip past and take the lead. Smith would lead the final laps to garner in his eighth win of the season while Cody Motto hustled until the end to get by Stangle and finish second with Stangle third, Anthony Recchio fourth after starting 17th and Joel Price fifth. Amanda Buchel, in her first attempts at the Stage One Modifieds, was impressive as she headed up the second five with Mark Corna, Michael Samony, newcomer Mark Evans and John Mirabelli following.

Damon Paul took the lead at the start of the headline 600 Sprint event. His racer and he were working the racing channels to perfection with Mick D'Agostino, Danny Buccafusca and the returning Doug Snyder challenging. Paul was on rails and he stretched the lead at will turning laps under the twelve second mark. Buccafusca was able to slip under D'Agostino for the runner-up spot by the midway point of the race. Former two-time track champion Eddie Strada started tenth and with real estate at a premium, methodically worked his way forward. Strada was able to slip underneath current track champion Chad Sandt for fifth at the twenty lap mark but couldn't move up after that. Paul was the man of the moment of as he went on to score his second win of the season and perhaps the biggest win of his young racing career thus far.

Buccafusca did an excellent job for runner-up honors with Mick D'Agostino a very close third. Doug Snyder was fourth in his return to the speedway and Strada would complete the top five. The second five was headed up by Chad Sandt with Tyler Ulrich, Jacob Balliet, Joel Smith and Ryan Neil following. The fast paced event had 16 of the 21 starters completing the event a strong tribute to the drivers and to the crews who maintain the race cars.

PEARL JAMS:

The hotly contested evening of racing entertainment began on time and the staff kept moving the program along swiftly with a couple of breaks taken for track maintenance on the track surface to keep the track racy throughout the evening. Once again Smith and Company got the job done without reservation. The large standing room only crowd on hand for the event witnessed a great evening of racing entertainment.

Time trials found the Wingless 270 Sprints taking time with Tyler Ulrich just nipping Glenn Macomber for top honors with a fast time of 12.819 for Ulrich and Macomber posting a 12.953 time. Mike Taylor was the top timer for the Super Slingers with a 14.274 second time and nipping John Gilroy who timed at 14,395 seconds.

Jake Mason and John Kendall were victorious in the Junior Slingshot heats. Ashley Kober, Taylor Mills and Austin Silfee captured the Slingshot heat wins. Two rounds of heat action was needed to set the 600 Sprint field and winners included Danny Buccafusca, Damon Paul and Mick D'Agostino in round one while newcomer Kenny Miller, Chad Sandt and Duane White recorded wins in round two. Rookie 600 Sprint heats went to Tony Parlanti, Paul Richards Jr and Ryan Stangle. Stage One Modified heats were claimed by Cole Stangle and Joel Smith.

Newcomers made their way to the speedway last night in droves. John Gilroy Jr and Rachel Dickinson made their first starts in the Slingshots. Tyler Ulrich made his first 270 start at Hamlin since early in the season. Jason Muldowney and Mike Traver were new faces for the Rookie 600 Sprints while the returning for his second week was Rich Maguire, who was sporting new colors and numbers. Amanda Buchel looked right at home in the Stage One Modifieds as she was aboard the Smith Fabrications Rental car and earned a sixth and a seventh place finishes in her debut. Mark Evans was aboard the Motto family Stage One car. Eddie Strada, Doug Snyder, Jason Muldowney, Tyler Ulrich and Kenny Miller were among the outsiders list for the 600 Sprint entries.

Kyle Ferrucci in the 270 Sprints and John Bachetti Sr in the Stage One Modifieds were roll over victims during the evening but both drivers were ok from the incidents.

Ryan Stangle turned twelve years old so birthday greetings are in order.

The speedway is gearing up for some big events on the horizon with the 2017 racing season hitting the final stages. The annual Roy Smith Memorial for the Stage One Modifieds takes place on September 2nd as the speedway ushers in Labor day. Lap sponsorship for the thirty lap event will be at $10.00 per lap and Richie Smith at: 610-462-4302 or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 can be contacted if any fans or businesses would like to get involved with this premier event for the Stage One Modifieds.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Taylor Mills, Jared Silfee, Austin Silfee, Cody Kline, Tyler Peet, Josh Marcus, Samantha Muller, Ashley Kober, Tanner VanDoren, Greg Zellman, Mike Taylor, Dale Kober, Alan Kober, John Gilroy Jr, Tanner Jones, Amanda Buchel, CJ Fritz, Troy Langendoerfer, Rachel Dickinson, Emily Fleming, Cole Stangle, Tess Horvath, Corey Zielinski (DNS)

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Joel Smith, Cody Motto, Cole Stangle, Anthony Recchio, Joel Price, Amanda Buchel, Mark Corna, Michael Samony, Mark Evans, John Mirabelli, Mike Jablonka, Evan Civick, Mark Connelly, Andrew Vreeland, John Bachetti Sr, John Bachetti Jr, Jasper Ziegafuse

Wingless 270cc Sprints: Tyler Ulrich, Alex Reinsmith, Glenn Macomber, Kyle Ferrucci, Don Schmidt

JPA Masonry Wingless 600cc Sprints: Damon Paul, Danny Buccafusca, Mick D'Agostino, Doug Snyder, Eddie Strada, Chad Sandt, Tyler Ulrich, Jacob Balliet, Joel Smith, Ryan Neil, Joseph Smith, Colin White, Adam Huff, Mack Brink, Duane White, JD Casazza, Jake Roberts, Jason Muldowney, Jared Lilly, Cody Smith, Kenny Miller

Junior Slingshots: Jake Mason, Adam Buchel, Ryan Conrad, Shelby McLaughlin, James Costlow, Tyler Banks, Joey Kalafut, James Hendricks, John Kendall, Tanner VanDoren, James Benz, Austin Homan, JJ Rice, Mikey Johannes, Abby Yates

Super Slingshots: Mike Taylor, Jim Conroy, John Gilroy, Dale Kober, Greg Zellman

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints #1: Joey Amantea, Tony Parlanti, Joe Nemeth, Ryan Lacoe, Jason Muldowney, Cody Powell, Chloe Andreas, Aidan Borden, Ryan Stangle, Mike Traver, Dennis Chamberlain

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints #2: Paul Richards Jr, Noah Zielinski, Zack Weisenfluh, Macy Litchauer, Carmen Leggio Sr, Savannah Leggio, Jack Hanna, Dennis Stawinski Jr, Ron Bosga, Rich Maguire, Tyler Lindsey

Hampton RV & Trailers Sales Stage One Modifieds: (Heldover Event): Joel Smith, Cole Stangle, Cody Motto, Andrew Vreeland, Joel Price, John Mirabelli, Amanda Buchel, Mike Jablonka, Evan Civick, Mark Corna, John Bachetti Jr, Jasper Ziegafuse, Anthony Recchio

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for September 2nd when all regular divisions will be in action and highlighted by the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds competing in the Roy Smith Memorial as the speedway pays tribute to one of the great pioneers of Modified racing. The event will follow a dual heat format. An All Star Slingshot event from August 19th will be made up as well.

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, 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 2017 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

For photos of the great racing action at Hamlin, please contact Tim Krysiuk at: https://strictlydirtphotography.smugmug.com/

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

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Aug
26

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Accord, NY- "Gentleman" Ed Dachenhausen Wires Tough Modified Field For First Accord Speedway Triumph
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

The Accord Speedway has suffered through the 2017 with rainout after rainout and most recently two consecutive postponements. With a mixture of sun and clouds on Friday night and offering a great day in the Catskills, the speedway swung back into racing action on as promoters Gary and Donna Palmer were able to produce a great night of racing at the speedway. The talented roster of drivers were more than anxious to set their wheels in motion on the speedway after two weeks of sitting out race events. Despite the constant interference from the weather, Promoter Gary Palmer had the speedway in great shape and racing trim as the captivating racing action spread across the speedway with at least four distinct racing channels for the drivers to work their magic. The racing action was excellent in the eight divisions offered and he evening of speed was sponsored by the good folks at Tom's Repair Shop located in New Paltz, New York.

The hotly contested events found "Gentleman" Ed Dachenhausen sailing to his career win in the United Pump and Tank Modifieds and doing so by wiring the field. Tony Kowalchuk took advantage of a front row starting spot as he drove to his second win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman event. "The Italian Stallion" Vinny Visconti was cat-quick as he captured his second win of the season in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature event. "Captain Quick" Jeremy Quick was just that as he drove to his second win of the season in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car finale. The Want Ad Digest sponsored Junior Slingshot division found youngster Brock Pinkerous finding the hot ticket to victory lane as he scored his second 2017 win at the speedway. "The Intimidator" Ray Tarantino used a mid-race charge to become the victor of the Upstate Auto Pure Stock encounter for his fourth win at the speedway for 2017. Former track champion Peter Dance was spot on as he winged his way to victory in the twenty lap Lightning Sprint feature event. Dave Donovan added another notch to his win column as he claimed the Emmanuel's Marketplace 4-Cylinder Enduro night cap for his fourth consecutive win in a row.

Ed Dachenhausen and Mike Ricci brought the United Pump and Tank Modified field down for the start of the 30-lap headliner. Dachenhausen was a man possessed as he jumped out front and distanced himself quickly from the competition. A couple of skirmishes slowed the pace a bit but Dachenhausen was clicking off steady 13.3 second laps and with each restart left the remainder of the field in his wake. Brad Rothaupt broke into second place early on and took up the chase. When the leaders hit slower traffic, Dachenhausen moved through them faster than Rothaupt and built up a bigger lead and crossed under Rich Roosa's checkered flag for his first career Modified win at the speedway. Rothaupt was a strong runner-up with Richard Smith continuing to do great work at the speedway with a third place at the end. Rich Ricci Jr was fourth and point leader Danny Tyler rounded out the top five. Mike Ricci steered the second VanDuser racer to sixth place with Scott Ferrier, Danny Creeden, the returning Tommy Johnson and Ken Ferrier completing the top ten.

The Arkel Motors Sportsman headliner found Tony Kowalchuk with the hot foot as he grabbed the lead quickly with Tyler Johnston applying the pressure. Kowalchuk found a home at the top of the speedway and rim-rode his way off the cushion to lead all laps on his way to victory even though Johnston kept the pressure on throughout the event. Johnston would finish second with Rich Ricci III in third, Nick Johnson fourth and the returning Jamie Yannone nailing down fifth place. Robbie Knipe, Cole Hentschel, Greg McCloskey, Matt Shultz and the returning Rafael Carson completed the top ten.

The WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature main event found Vinny Visconti leading the first three laps until a spin slowed the action. On the restart Jeff Higham grabbed the lead and would lead a lap before a strong move by Visconti placed him back at the top of the heap. From then on Visconti found clear sailing throughout the remainder of the race to go on and claim his second feature win of the season at the Accord Speedway. Hunter Lapp continues to impress with a strong runner-up finish while the Jeff Higham was third, John Brown fourth and Ryan McCartney finishing fifth. Jared Miller headed up the second five with Alex VanPelt, Kevin Stevens, Michael Corbin and John DeWitt making up the remainder of the field.

The WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car main found Corey Wood getting upside down on the first lap. Wood walked away unhurt but severe damage was done to the race car. On the restart Jeremy Quick hustled to the top reaches of the speedway and grabbed the lead and found it an easy ride from there as he raced to his second win of the season. Larry Ricci finished second with Bobby Tersillo and Andrew Davis completing the field.

The Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshot main event was all Brock Pinkerous as the young speedster fought off early challenges from Jaden Sleight and Jake Mason to cruise to his second win of the season. Jake Mason hustled to a fine runner-up run with newcomer Amber Baccglini third.

The Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature kicked off with Steve Williams getting the drop on the field at the start of the event. Ray Tarantino grabbed up the runner-up slot early on and began to stick the nose of his race car under Williams letting him know he was there. Tarantino made the winning move off of turn two to take command of the lead and would lead the remaining laps to claim his fourth win of the season. Williams would finish second with John Hechinger third while Travis Brockner and Emerson Cargain Jr would complete the top five. Bob Sleight headed up the second five with the returning Jay Smalley, Steven Kanuk, the returning Shawn Maloney and Craig Cuneo finishing out the top ten.

The Empire Lightning Sprint feature found former three time track champion Clint Roehrs in the drivers seat for the first ten laps before another former champion Peter Dance drove his Pat Potter owned hot rod around him on the outside to take command of the lead. Dance would go on to capture the win with the hard charging Rich Wood finishing second. If Wood could have claimed the win there was a bounty waiting for him by he fell one short of the mark. Roehrs was third with Canadian Tony Moreau finishing fourth and Justin Phillips rounding out the top five.

The Emmanuel's Marketplace 4 Cylinder Enduro event closed out the show with Scott Gumaer leading the first six laps before yielding to the high flying Dave Donovan. Donovan was leading but a trio of racers were chasing him with each passing lap. Lap-29 would find Dan Curry taking over the and quickly stretched it out until lap-33 when he abruptly spun out and was out of the event. Donovan inherited the lead and would lead the remainder of the way to claim his fourth straight at the speedway. Gene Helms was the runner-up and contended throughout the event. Joe Rotella made it to the podium in third place.

GEMSTONES:

Tom's Repair Shop located in New Paltz, New York was the headline sponsor for the evening and supported the speedway with three cars competing in three divisions at the speedway. "Tommy Gun" Tommy Johnson competes in the Modifieds, Nick Johnson in the Sportsman and Livy Johnson has been a fixture in the Pure Stocks. Many thanks to the Johnson Family for their support of the racing at Accord.

The eight divisions who made their way onto the speedway to do battle resulted in many exciting heat races that found John Miller and John Brown winning the Rookie Sportsman qualifiers. Modified heats were claimed by Richard Smith, Ed Dachenhausen and Brad Rothaupt. Jeremy Quick claimed the Sprint Car heat win. Ray Tarantino and Emerson Cargain Jr were victorious in the Pure Stock division heats. Tyler Johnston, Tony Kowalchuk and Brandon McGill captured the Sportsman heat wins. Jaden Sleight claimed the Junior Slingshot heat event. Rich Wood was victorious in the Lightning Sprint heat.

New cars and drivers that arrived for action last night included Austin Helmich and Robbie Colburn in the Rookie Sportsmen. Howard Jarvis, a strong contender for years at Accord, took a ride in the Plumstead owned Sportsman car. Joey Bruning broke in hot laps in the New York Truck Parts entry and Kyle VanDuser was sidelined early on with mechanical problems. The Pure Stock ranks were bolstered by Shawn Maloney and Shawny Hazel. Amber Baccaglini was a new addition to the Junior Slingshot ranks.

Speedway regular Heidi Hedin was missing in action as she took a hard tumble in the catch fence at the New Egypt Speedway last Saturday night. Heidi will return to action at Accord soon. Brian Malcolm had rough night at the speedway as through no fault of his own was involved in two incidents with heavy damage to the County Waste/Stafursky NAPA/Sharkey's Fuel sponsored hot rod. Eric Jennings also had some problems as his sprinter suffered heavy damage in his heat event, and Larry McVay and Corey Wood encountered problems in the Sprint feature

The Enduro event was exciting The drivers were quick as they raced through the disabled cars and really put on a super show for the fans.

With only a few weeks left in the regular season, it is imperative those seeking a point championship be at their very best in the last remaining events to be able to be in a position to make a run for the title. These are the championship weeks as the racing intensifies and leads to the "Night of Champions" on September 8th, which will be presented by Upstate Auto as a special tribute night for first responders.

Uncle Mike Hansen was back in the booth for the racing action and talked about the upcoming first responders event that is growing in leaps and bounds.

Special thanks to Visconti Racing for the cap donation for the 50/50.

RESULTS:

United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Ed Dachenhausen, Brad Rothaupt, Richard Smith, Rich Ricci Jr, Danny Tyler, Mike Ricci, Scott Ferrier, Danny Creeden, Tommy Johnson, Ken Ferrier, Rich Eurich, Jesse Marks, Alissa Cody, Kevin Krom, Kurt Hundeland, Jimmy Wells, Brian Malcolm, Joe Judge, Joey Bruning (DNS), Kyle VanDuser (DNS)

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Tony Kowalchuk, Tyler Johnston, Rich Ricci III, Nick Johnson, Jamie Yannone, Robbie Knipe, Cole Hentschel, Greg McCloskey, Matt Shultz, Rafael Carson, Howard Jarvis, Corey Cormier, Dave Demorest, Mike Senecal, Lenny Helmich, Jimmy Kraus, Brandon McGill, Kyle Rohner, Chris VanDuser, Nick Plumstead, Shane Henion

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Jeremy Quick, Larry Ricci, Bob Tersillo, Andrew Davis, Larry McVay, Corey Wood, Eric Jennings

Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Ray Tarantino, Steve Williams, John Hechinger, Travis Brockner, Emerson Cargain Jr, Bob Sleight, Jay Smalley, Steve Kanuk, Shawn Maloney, Craig Cuneo, Livy Johnson, James Goetchius, Austin Smith, John Drake Jr, Harry Bachman, Shawny Hazel

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Vinny Visconti, Hunter Lapp, Jeff Higham, John Brown, Ryan McCartney, Jared Miller, Alex VanPelt, Kevin Stevens, Michael Corbin, John DeWitt, John Miller, Austin Helmich, Robbie Colburn, Keith Johannessen, Fred Smith

Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshots: Brock Pinkerous, Jake Mason, Amber Baccaglini, Jaden Sleight, RJ Sherman

Empire Lightning Sprints: Peter Dance, Rich Wood, Clint Roehrs, Tony Moreau, Justin Phillips, Rick Stone, Justin Sheridan, Alex Adamsky

Emmanuel's Marketplace Four Cylinder Enduros: Dave Donovan, Gene Helms, Joe Rotella

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.

The next event at Accord will be September 1st with all divisions in action. Emmanuel's Marketplace will headline the sponsorship of the amazing Fireworks extravaganza from Santore's Famous Fireworks. Additional events will be sponsored by Taylor Rental and the Orange County Fair Speedway. The qualifying event for the Eastern States 200 will be in place for the United Pump & Tank Modified Division.

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............................................

A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR

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Aug
20

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Powerful Storm Halts Hamlin Speedway Action After Five Feature Events
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The splendid warm rays of the summer sunshine continued to latch onto the scenic Pocono Mountain landscape for most of Saturday but the weather quickly reared its ugly head after five features had been completed and turned the Hamlin Speedway grounds into a sea of mud. Promoters Denise and Randy Smith ushered in another fabulous edition of the 2017 racing season at Hamlin and with it another exciting night of racing entertainment. The large crowd on hand was treated to another all-out display of daredevil, seeking out the cushion activity from the more than one hundred racers that came to do battle on Saturday evening. The last event was checkered at 18-laps when the skies opened up and had everyone seeking shelter from the storm that followed. The five feature card was once again presented by JPA Masonry located in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania and S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The remaining two feature events for the All Star Slingshots and the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds will be added to next week's show making the evening a nine feature event spectacular.

When the final scorecards were tallied it was Mike Taylor racing to his fourth win of the season in the Super Slinger finale. Also claiming wins in the star studded events included "The Travelin Man" Mick D'Agostino as he ruled the roost from every angle around the speedway to capture his second win of the season in the JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Sprint main. "The Fearless One" Kyle Ferrucci added another notch to his gun belt with his fourth win of the season in the Wingless 270 Sprint main. "Junior Excitement" JJ Rice scored his second win of the season at Hamlin in the Junior Slingshot finale in an event where the final laps resembled a small car demolition derby. Paul Richards Jr was spot on as he sped to his third victory of the season in the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 feature event.

The five feature events were exciting to say the least and the "stars of tomorrow" Junior Slingshot division began well with Abby Yates having the quick right foot as she jumped into the lead at the drop of the green flag and attacked the race track as she quickly sped away from the rest of the field. A couple of cautions slowed the pace but each time Yates was able to hold the field at bay with some 14.7 second lap times. With two laps to go, Yates was spun out by Mikey Johannes causing a caution and ending Yates bid for her second win at the speedway. On the restart JJ Rice was the leader but was bumped by John Kendall. Kendall was the leader on lap-19 but Rice came storming back and additional contact caused more commotion and Rice was able to keep his momentum going and scored the win. Austin Homan, Joey Kalafut, Rachel Dickinson and John Kendall completed the top five. Adam Buchel headed up the remainder of the finishers followed by Abby Yates, Mikey Johannes, James Hendricks and James Benz.

The JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprints found pole sitter Tyler Lindsey out dragging Tony Parlanti into turn one. Lindsey would lead for four laps before yielding to the baseline hugging Paul Richards Jr. Richards owned the bottom of the speedway on this night and would go on to capture his third feature win despite solid performances by Tyler Lindsey in second and Joey Amantea finishing third in a new ride for him. Noah Zielinski was fourth and last week's winner Ryan Stangle rounded out the top five. Ryan Lacoe, the returning Scott Rupp, Jack Hanna and newcomer Dennis Chamberlain completed the field.

The Wingless 270 Sprint headliner found Alex Reinsmith getting the jump on Glenn Macomber when the green flag came out. The event settled into a high speed chase as third starting Kyle Ferrucci was on the move and slipped past Macomber and set sail for Reinsmith. Lap seven proved to be the winning move for Ferrucci as he drove by Reinsmith to take over the point. Ferrucci would lead the remaining laps to go and score his fourth win of the season. Reinsmith, Macomber and newcomer Nathanial Krotzer completed the field.

Super Slinger action found Mike Taylor getting the jump on the field at the start of the event. Taylor would build up a huge lead while Dale Kober and Jeff Haduck were lodged in a great battle for the runner-up role. This night was taylor-made as Mike Taylor would go on to score his fourth win of the season. Kober had more than enough power to land in the runner-up role with Jeff Haduck third in a great run, Wes Hearn fourth, the returning Roger Collins fifth and Jimmy Conroy sixth. and fifth.

The JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Sprint main found Mick D'Agostino grabbing the lead going into turn one as he outhustled Jacob Balliet for the point. While securing the lead, D'Agostino was put to work with Balliet, Joel Smith, Damon Paul and Colin White working every angle to try to make something big happen. D'Agostino worked his lane to perfection and turned in consistent laps of 12.3 seconds to drive to his second win of the season for the Massachusetts based speedster. Balliet was excellent in a strong runner-up performance. Joel Smith and Damon Paul put on an excellent show of racing and sportsmanship on the speedway for third and fourth place while Colin White completed the top five. The second five were close as well with Chad Sandt, Duane White, Mack Brink, Ryan Neil and Cody Smith completing the top ten.

PEARL JAMS:

Heat racing action at Hamlin continued to fuel the fires that make Hamlin Speedway the place to be on Saturday nights as Joey Amantea and Paul Richards Jr were victorious in the Rookie 600 Sprint heat events. Two heats were required for the Stage One Modifieds with Cody Motto and John Comandini securing wins. Mike Taylor captured the heat win for the Super Slingers. Damon Paul and Jacob Balliet enjoyed great nights all around as they captured heat wins in the Wingless 600 Sprints and had great finishes in the feature headliner. Glenn Macomber captured the heat win in the 270 Sprints. The All Star Slingshots ran two heats with Taylor Mills and CJ Fritz capturing the wins. The Junior Slingshots ran one heat with JJ Rice securing the win.

Newcomers or returning racers to the Hamlin Speedway for the Saturday night racing action included Ryan Neil and Adam Huff in the 600 Sprints. Roger Collins returned to action for the Super Slingers. Scott Rupp and Rich Maguire were first timers for the Rookie 600 Sprints with Maguire steering the former Jerry Rutledge racer. Meredith Howell put the Smith Fabrications Stage One Rental car through its paces for the evening.

Joey Amantea had a wreck at another speedway and returned to Hamlin on Saturday evening in another racer they recently purchased. Savannah Leggio expired a motor in her 600 Sprint.

With the heavy amount of precipitation that has fallen recently, another yeoman's effort was turned in by Randy Smith and Staff as they kept pace with the speedway all evening long until the storms rolled into the speedway.

Some big events will be coming to Hamlin in the last few weeks of the season. The added two postponed features will be run next week with the JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Sprint special taking place. A dual heat format along with a hefty payday should bring out a nice field of race cars to the Poconos for the event.

The Roy Smith Memorial for the Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds will welcome in Labor Day weekend at the speedway. A dual heat format and a 30-lap feature will honor one of the pioneers of Modified racing on the East Coast.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: (Postponed until August 26th) Starting Lineup: Taylor Mills, CJ Fritz, Josh Marcus, Austin Silfee, Tess Horvath, Cole Stangle, Mike Taylor, Cody Kline, Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, Tyler Peet, Amanda Buchel, Samantha Muller, Troy Langendoerfer, Alan Kober, Ashley Kober, Corey Zielinski, Jared Silfee

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: (Postponed until August 26th) Starting Lineup: Cody Motto, John Comandini, Anthony Recchio, Pat VanVarick, Joel Smith, Cole Stangle, Andrew Vreeland, Michael Samony, Mike Jablonka, Meredith Howell, Evan Civick, Mark Corna

Wingless 270cc Sprints: Kyle Ferrucci, Alex Reinsmith, Glenn Macomber, Nathanial Krotzer

JPA Masonry Wingless 600cc Sprints: Mick D'Agostino, Jacob Balliet, Joel Smith, Damon Paul, Colin White, Chad Sandt, Duane White, Mack Brink, Ryan Neil, Cody Smith, Joseph Smith, Tyler Lindsey, JD Casazza, Danny Buccafusca, Adam Huff

Junior Slingshots: JJ Rice, Austin Homan, Joey Kalafut, Rachel Dickinson, John Kendall, Adam Buchel, Abby Yates, Mikey Johannes, James Hendricks, James Benz

Super Slingshots: Mike Taylor, Dale Kober, Jeff Haduck, Wes Hearn, Roger Collins, Jim Conroy

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Paul Richards Jr, Tyler Lindsey, Joey Amantea, Noah Zielinski, Ryan Stangle, Ryan Lacoe, Scott Rupp, Jack Hanna, Dennis Chamberlain, Savannah Leggio, Dennis Stawinski Jr, Rich Maguire, Zack Weisenfluh, Ron Bosga, Macy Litchauer, Tony Parlanti, Carmen Leggio Sr

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for August 26th when all regular divisions will be in action and highlighted by the JPA Masonry Wingless 600 Sprints rocking the house with $750.00 going to the winner based on a 24-car starting field. The 600 Sprints event will follow a dual heat format.

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, 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 2017 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

For photos of the great racing action at Hamlin, please contact Tim Krysiuk at: https://strictlydirtphotography.smugmug.com/

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

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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