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QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES NEWS

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ. - UPSTATE AUTO ON BOARD FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL QUAKER STEAK & LUBE DIRT TRACK HEROES SHOW
By: Justin Beltrame & Steve Pados

The dates for the popular twelfth edition of the week long Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes Show have
been confirmed for 2019 and the hard-working staff and historical groups and speedways are putting all of the
necessary pieces in place to once again produce another top-flight show. The successful annual event will once
again begin its week long run at the Phillipsburg Mall located off Route 22 East in Phillipsburg, New Jersey beginning
on Sunday, March 3rd and will run through March 9th. The upcoming show encompasses the majority of the local
short track scene and has become a must go to event for the local Tri-State area racing community. Quaker
Steak and Lube has taken on the lead sponsor role for the fifth consecutive season.

Quaker Steak & Lube is an award-winning casual dining concept known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 signature
sauces, is fully prepped and geared as the lead sponsor for the trend setting 12th Annual Dirt Track Heroes Car Show.
The original Quaker Steak restaurant was built in 1974 in an abandoned gas station, has grown in stature ever since and
now highlights their fabulous chicken wings and the wide variety of signature sauces used to season them. There are more
than 55 restaurant locations, operating in eastern Ohio, New Jersey, NewYork, Colorado, Louisiana and Florida as well as western
and central Pennsylvania. The Pohatcong Township (Phillipsburg, NJ) Quaker Steak & Lube is located at 1304 US Route 22, Phillipsburg, NJ,
and welcomes all race fans and families to stop by their location when visiting the New Jersey area to get re-charged and
re-fueled, whether taking in the Dirt Track Heroes show or stopping by whenever in the area.

Joining the list of sponsors for the event in 2019 is our good friends at Upstate Auto. "The Godfather of Racing" Marty Dibble has
graciously lent his support to the show after speaking with show organizer Justin Beltrame. Marty has been a longtime sponsor to the
excellent racing at the Accord Speedway, as heads up the sponsorship for the affordable Pure Stock division competing at the speedway
and assisting at many other speedway events during the racing season. Upstate Auto is back onboard as a sponsor for the
show for the second consecutive season. In addition to his assistance at the Accord Speedway and Dirt Track Heroes, Marty has helped
many racers along the way including, "Jammin" Jimmy Wells, "The Architect" Leo Fotopoulos, Mark Pullen, Ed Dachenhausen, Josh Marcus
and Heidi Hedin to mention just a few. Upstate Auto has been a welcome addition to the show and they are located at 4895
Route 9G in Germantown, New York. The number to reach them is: 518-537-2277 or through their website
at: www.upstateautoinc.com.

On site they have a great selection of quality pre-owned cars as they are the number one source for quality used cars in the Hudson Valley of
New York State. The automobiles are available in a price range that is easy on the wallet. Upstate Auto specializes in easy financing. Good credit,
no credit, bad credit, it isn't a problem for the Upstate Auto Team for if you have proof of income and residence, "BINGO", you will be approved.
Family owned and operated with more than sixty years in the automobile business, make Upstate Auto your go to place when seeking a quality
vehicle for transportation purposes. Thanks to Marty and Upstate Auto for becoming a partner of the Dirt Track Heroes Team. Just as his friends will
say, "Marty has hot deals, those real deals those super steals, Marty has great cars, their whistle clean their shining stars."

For the twelfth consecutive year, IRCO Community Federal Credit Union will once again lend their solid support to the popular show. IRCO was formed in
1966 and has grown in leaps and bounds to it's present state today. IRCO remains a locally-owned and staffed community financial institution. IRCO Credit Union
currently serves over 8,000 members offering a wide variety of financial products and services and serves the towns of Phillipsburg and Alpha as well as the
townships of Franklin, Greenwich, Lopatcong and Pohatcong in New Jersey and the counties of Northampton and Lehigh in Pennsylvania. IRCO membership
is open to individuals who live, work, shop, attend school, worship or volunteer in any of those communities. As a community based financial institution, all
loan decisions are promptly made in their offices by onsite lending personnel. Information about IRCO's various financial services and products is available at
www.ircocu.com, by telephone toll free at 800-538-1572 or stop by their offices located at 450 Hillcrest Blvd in Phillipsburg, NJ and
2240 Northampton St in Easton, PA.

The schedule of events for the twelfth edition of the Dirt Track Heroes Show will be released shortly and this great local event will remain focused on the
past, present and future of the sport with special recognition to the many legendary stars the racing fans cheered on from the grandstands to the new wave
of stars and the future stars who are now cutting their teeth in the entry levels of racing in quarter midget, go kart or junior slingshot ranks and determined to
be the next future stars in motorsports.

The Phillipsburg Mall has proven to be a popular setting for this special event and will once again offer many varieties of new and vintage race cars, racing
memorabilia, collectibles and photos on display throughout the Mall for the duration of the show's run. The eleven previous shows have brought out race cars
from all divisions of motorsports filling the Mall space as the past, present and future of racing have been highlighted in a week long show celebrating the love
each of us has found in attending races and meeting so many wonderful people associated with the sport. Last year's event hosted 141 entries. With an exciting
and diverse schedule of events to whet the appetite of any true race fan, large crowds are expected to flock to the show to fill the wide aisles of the Phillipsburg
Mall for the upcoming twelfth edition of the show. This event is truly the Mall favorite and one of the leading attractions, continuously drawing outstanding crowds
and successful events promoter Bob Miller and his wife Donna spearhead the hard working staff of individuals now headed up by show coordinator Justin Beltrame,
with assistance from Ed and Steve Pados.

The restored and original race cars represent racing's past or what many race fans refer to as the "Golden Era" of auto racing. The great spirit of the event takes the
great fan base of racing back to a special time in their lives when they could hop into their family jitney and travel less than a half hour to witness the excitement
and spectacle of a night at the races. Some of the cars in attendance will be original works, some of the race cars are replicars of famous cars re-created to look much
like the racers the legendary drivers drove to glory at one of the many speedways that hosted racing events. The great cars and the preserved memories gain far more
impact when the fans have the opportunity to chat with many of the legendary drivers who will be making special appearances at the Mall during the week long event.
All historical racing groups including Tri State, Flemington, Nazareth, Harmony and Reading have been invited to have their memorabilia on display and their many
scrapbooks open for the fans to take another long look at the glory years of racing and possibly find a picture or two they want to purchase as a keepsake from past glory
or racing exploits.

Current day race cars are displayed by race teams and speedways to gain fan exposure and interest for themselves and their sponsors and create the "buzz" for the mall
walkers to visit a race track in their immediate area. The cars are displayed to also exhibit the new and changing technology associated with racing and with the many
restored race cars on site, depicts the evolution of the many eras of racing ingenuity. The fans can visit the Dirt Track Heroes Car Show and on any given night, meet the
guys and gal drivers who pilot these four-wheel high-powered race cars. Many race tracks participate in this event as a way to distribute their yearly racing schedules for
the upcoming season and to meet and greet their loyal fans and hopefully win over some new fans to attend racing events at their respective facilities. The show remains
FREE to the public as it has been since first landing at the Phillipsburg Mall twelve years ago.

The Dirt Track Heroes Car Show will again offer a great tribute keepsake event souvenir program book and shirt. The Phillipsburg Mall is open Sunday 11 AM to
6 PM; Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM. For Quaker Steak & Lube Dirt Track Heroes information, contact show organizers Bob and Donna Miller by
phone at: 443- 513-4456, via e-mail at: TOTHILL98@aol.com
or at their website: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com.
or contact Justin Beltrame at: 484-772-7184 or through email at: justin.beltrame@gmail.com or Steve Pados at: 484-784-7756 or through email
at: steveswp@ptd.net

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Nov
21

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Happy Thanksgiving From Hamlin Speedway
By Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The Smith Family and the Hamlin Speedway Staff would like to wish all of our loyal sponsors, drivers, teams and racing fans the very best wishes for a joyous Thanksgiving holiday. The past season at Hamlin was another exciting season from the moment we opened the gates in April until we closed the gates for the season in September. The tremendous highlights that were generated from the fabulous racing excitement in all divisions gave the fans their money's worth each Saturday evening during the season. Through the great efforts of the very loyal work force and the competitors at the speedway, the great racing shows at Hamlin continue to shine year after year. The spirit from the great network of support enables us to embrace what good friends and family truly mean to us as we spend precious time with family and friends during the holiday season.

The recent Awards Party officially ended the season at Hamlin Speedway but plans are already in place when the speedway will re-open in the Spring and it will be the fourteenth season the speedway has been under the guidance of the Smith Family. From all early indications, the 2019 racing season will once again rise above the great success the Smith Family has enjoyed since taking over the controls of the speedway that was closed in the summer of the 2005 season. The Smith Family jump-started the Speedway in 2006 and each new season has brought new cars and stars to the forefront in small car division racing. Each season has some great talent transitioning to other venues and the Hamlin Speedway staff wishes them well as they reach to accomplish their racing dreams but the welcome mat remains open for the drivers seeking to return. Additional drivers will be signing on to race at the speedway in 2019 as the excellent work from the local quarter midget clubs have prepared the graduates for their next step in racing and the already great car counts at the speedway will take another giant leap in numbers for the new season ahead. The well formatted program will once again feature seven great divisions for regular shows with many special events dotting the 2019 schedule. The speedway will once again shuffle the deck to their racing program as some drivers will make the transition from the Junior Slingshot division into the All Star Slingshot ranks for the new season ahead and the Rookie 600 Sprint divisions will see a new brigade of first timers seeking to make their mark at the premier racing facility in the Poconos.

Keep in touch with all of the latest updates of the Hamlin Speedway by visiting their website often. All of the news regarding the new 2019 racing season and some special events will follow in a timely manner. The Smith Family would like to thank all of the drivers, owners, staff, the loyal band of race fans and the supporting sponsors who have helped make the Hamlin Speedway the finest well-rounded small car division racing facility in the country.

Drivers and Owners, please make sure you support the Twelfth Annual Dirt Track Heroes Show that will be taking place from March 3rd to the 9th, 2019 at the Phillipsburg Mall located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The event provides a great opportunity to show your race car and to profile yourself and your sponsors to the more than 75,000 visitors who attended the show in 2018. Long time friend of the Hamlin Speedway, Justin Beltrame has taken over the coordinating efforts of the show for the Miller Family and will do an excellent job as Hamlin Speedway announcer Steve Pados and his brother Ed will take a step back but will assist Justin in the transition. Beltrame, Bobby Stull and Alex Greenzweig will once again host the nightly shows at the event.

Please support the many great sponsors who assist in working and sponsoring the season long events at the speedway. S&S Speedways, JPA Masonry, Chad Wheeler Excavating, RLE Towing and Recovery, Tilcon, Yankowski Enterprises, Ron Brown Hauling and RockAuto.com 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 2019 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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Accord, NY - Thanksgiving Greetings From Accord Speedway
By Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

The Palmer Family and Staff would like to take this opportunity to offer to all of our loyal sponsors, drivers, teams and racing fans the very best wishes for a joyous Thanksgiving Holiday. The precious time you spend with your family and friends during the holiday period should remain within the spirit of the heart and never taken for granted. As a family whose involvement with racing and entertainment entails many years, we embrace each and everyone of you as being part of our family through all of our life's endeavors. The gracious support from everyone since the time we have owned the speedway has enabled us to take the speedway to greater heights and boundaries than we ever imagined possible and it is our goal to continue to improve upon our finished product and entertainment value as we continue to make plans for the new 2019 racing season at Accord.

In recent days our family has been blessed with the arrival of our new Grandson, Alex Theodore Hatzistergos, who comes into the world at eleven pounds, three ounces. Thanks to everyone for the blessings and well wishes from our racing family.

The 2019 racing schedule is already in the formative stages and will go online as soon as the final details are in place for some of the special shows the promotional team is seeking to bring in to the Catskill Mountain speed-plant. An anticipated opening night in Mid-April will kick-off the new season at Accord and once again it is hoped to have one or two scheduled practice sessions in place before the first official green flag is thrown.

The Annual Gobbler event scheduled for Saturday, November 24th, has been postponed until December 1st when it is hoped favorable weather will allow the event to take place.

The Palmer Family encourages everyone to continue to frequent the speedway website for all of the latest developments at the "Gem in the Catskills". Season Passes, Parking Permits and Memberships will be available for the 2019 racing season and will make make wonderful gifts for those who may have difficulty in finding that special present for their favorite racer or racing fan. For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log-on to the 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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Oct
21

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Accord, NY - Halloween Havoc Offers Great Racing And Great Fun At Accord Speedway
By Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

After a few weeks of some much needed downtime to recharge the energy levels, Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer are busy working at completing all of the chores as they ready the speedway for their annual Halloween Havoc event taking place this Saturday, October 27th. The fun filled and exciting event will mark the regular season curtain closer for the successful promotional team now in their eighteenth season of owning and promoting their pristine Ulster County racing facility. Many divisions of racing will do battle in what will be another great day of racing excitement at the speedway and the event will be sponsored by longtime speedway sponsor the John J Liggan Insurance Agency, located at 2039 State Route 32 in Rosendale, New York and with a phone number to reach them at: 845-658-8348. Additional sponsor, Superior Landscaping located at 1039 Route 52 in Walden, New York, has added One Thousand dollars to the Sportsman purse that will boost the winner's total $2,500.00 for the days work.

The Saturday event will find many exciting free activities for the children such as hayrides, pumpkin painting, balloon sculpturing and a kid's costume parade will kick off the fun. (The kid's costume parade and kids under 11 years of age in costume will be admitted free to the event. A kid's bike raffle will also be part of this great day in the Catskill Mountains. The well acclaimed Accord Speedway concessions will be open throughout the day's events. There will also be a bonus prize for the best Halloween themed race car.

On track action will find six divisions of racing shaking it loose out on the Accord Speedway quarter mile playground. The exciting Arkel Motors Sportsman division will headline the racing activity as they race for $2,500.00 to win in the "Hocus Pocus 50" lap feature excursion. The full-fendered Upstate Auto sponsored Pure Stock division will trade paint for their biggest purse of the season with $300.00 on the line for the winner in the "Ghost Buster 30" lap headliner. The WRWD Radio NEWS Wingless Sprint Cars will take part in the exciting racing action. The Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball Four Cylinder division will trade paint in the "Zombie 25" in the thrill a second affordable division with $500.00 going to the winner based on 25 entries. The Northeast Vintage Modified will also take to the track as the fans get a look at racing from the past. The Emmanuel's Marketplace Four-Cylinder Enduros will close the show as they will race for $750.00 to the winner based on a 50-car entry field.

Expected to be on hand for the event will be the defending champion of the event and also the 2017 and 2018 track champion "The Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner heading up the list. Second place man Tyler Johnston, Cole Hentschel, Anthony Recchio, Matt Shultz, Travis Green, Danny Morgiewicz, Mike Senecal, Alex VanPelt, Joe Coppola, Nick Plumstead, Chris VanDuser, Dave Demorest and many more will add to the luster for the event. Also anticipated is the influx of some outside invaders coming in to do battle such as 2016 winner Chris Lynch along with Corey Cormier and Alex Yankowski.

The Upstate Auto Pure Stocks will rock the house for a $300.00 to win payday, their biggest event of the season. The Pure Stock roster is loaded with a great cross section of rookie and veteran stars including the newly crowned 2018 track champion Steve Williams. The division has seen some great competition through the ranks with 2017 Track Champion Travis Brockner, Livy Johnson, Bob Sleight, John Hechinger, Emerson Cargain Jr, Chris Kanuk, Jay Smalley, and a host of others expected in for the big payday.

The NEWS Sprint Cars have been exciting to watch all season long at the speedway and 2018 track champion "The Travelin Man" Mick D'Agostino is expected in for the event. D'Agostino, in his rookie season in 2018 earned six wins during the season and was a runaway in claiming his first Accord title. He will be tested on this day as another six time winner in 2018, "The Captain" Jeremy Quick was fast all season long. Others expected in are crowd favorites Jordan Lawrence, Dan Malley, Andrew Davis, Corey Wood, Mike Traver, Mark Conolly and a host of others.

The Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball Four Cylinder Enduro event will find 2018 track champion Jerry Kingeter defending the house in the 25-lap encounter. The allure of the rock'em-sock-em action this coming weekend will be exciting to witness as the first year class has brought out some great talent to the speedway with names such as five time winner Richard Smith, Willie DeGraw, Jesse Torrens, Ryan Heady, Ed King, Dave Bendell, Brandon Conklin, Ted DeGrote, Bill Rion, Jeff DeGroat, Nicole Nelson and many others.

The operative word "endurance" comes heavily into play as the Emmanuel's Marketplace Enduro event closes the show. The drivers will not only have to be tiger quick but will have to learn how negotiate through disabled and stalled cars to keep pace with the leaders as they vie for the prize that awaits them in the WRWD Radio Victory Lane. Johnny Bankich, Dave Donovan, Gene Helms, Jeff DeGroat and George Zeininger are names that have reached victory lane in the past and it will be all business when they congregate back at the Accord quarter mile complex.

The Accord Speedway racing season was another solid one even though the speedway suffered through many rainouts during the season. Even so, the racing action remains extraordinary as the competition in all divisions go the extra quarter mile to put on a great show for the Accord fan base. Promoter Gary Palmer continues to work his magic on the racy quarter mile speedplant and the side by side, three and four wide racing action is a tribute to the time and effort Palmer puts into the facility that attracts a fan and driver base from as many as six states on a weekly basis. The many divisions divisions of racing are a bargain for the racing fans as each competing division has it's own stars and fanfare and will create a rocking great time in the foothills of Ulster County.

The Halloween Havoc event is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th. Pit Gates will open at Noon; Spectator Gates will open at Noon; Hot Laps will follow the completed fanfare behind the grandstands with heats and features to follow. Admission at the gate for the spectacular show: Adults $14.00; Seniors $12.00; Children $3.00. Indoor Seating is $20.00 and The Family Four pack is $44.00. Come out early and enjoy the great fun the kids will have as they find a multitude of activities awaiting them.

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

A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR

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Sep
30

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

Accord, NY- Accord Speedway PERREGO AND JORDAN CAPTURE KING OF THE CATSKILLS MAIN EVENTS

The Ulster County weather was warm and breezy in the afternoon but once the sun went down a brisk chill filled the air. Nevertheless, the heated and competitive action packed racing on the speedway kept the crowd entertained throughout the King of the Catskills events. 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 and then some 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, the 2018 Accord Speedway Modified champion, "The Montgomery Missile" Anthony Perrego was all business as he drove from eighth starting position to and followed "Showtime" Danny Tyler for forty one laps until he made the move of the event to slip past Tyler and go on to record his first ever KotC event and with it garnering a cool $5,000.00 for a good night's work in his Superior Remodeling hot rod. Tyler, the 2017 speedway champion and defending champion of the event, settled for runner-up honors but it was a great way to finish for the talented racer who took some time off of racing during the season to re-group and the decision paid off big for Tyler. "The DC Express" Danny Creeden started from eleventh position and worked his way into contention and then engaged in a blazing battle with "Jammin" Jimmy Wells right until the end with Creeden gaining third place and Wells fourth in his Upstate Auto Wagon. "BK Speed" Brian Krummel returned to the speedway and completed the top five with a solid run. Garden Stater Steve Davis made the long tow and headed up the second five in his Premio Sausage racer. "Iron" Mike Ricci raced from 12th spot to finish seventh while Jerry Higbie was eighth, invader Frank Cozze ninth and Andy Bachetti drove into the top ten after suffering a series of problems during the evening. Twenty six Modifieds were on hand for the event with the returning Corey Lowitt scratching out early in the evening.

Speedville, New York's Dustin Jordan made his first ever Accord Speedway appearance and started from fourth spot to grab the lead after Ryan McCartney led lap number one. Jordan pushed his Firetower Doubles racer to the limit with some great moves taking it to the top in turns one and two and he broke away from the field. Some skirmishes including a hard tumble by Chris VanDuser on the backstretch slowed the action a bit but the racing was rock solid with excitement throughout. VanDuser was not injured in his incident. Each time racing resumed Jordan showed the hot hand with young guns tenth starting Cole Stangle and twelfth starting Alex Yankowski hustling through the field to run nose to tail as chased Jordan around the track. The hard drive by Stangle came to an end when he lost the handle and spin out ending his night of competition. Ninth starting "The Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner worked his way into contention and the 2018 track champion and defending champion of the event soon found a home on the baseline of the speedway as he came charging forward. Rohner would move into second on lap-28 and a restart gave him one shot at the win but Jordan was strong and captured his first win at the speedway in his very first attempt. Rohner would settle for second with Alex Yankowski third, Cole Hentschel fourth and Ryan McCartney completing the top five. The second five found Charles Loiodice, Kevin Stevens, Jim Housworth, Michael Corbin and Daniel Morgiewicz following.

The veteran campaigner "Quick" Willie DeGraw wasted no time in charging to the front in the 25-lap Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball Four Cylinder feature. Again, a few skirmishes here and there slowed down the event but DeGraw was in command from start to finish. DeGraw would lead wire to wire to pick up the win with Dave Donovan second, PJ Bleau third, Mike Travis fourth and newcomer Ryan Lamania fifth. Dave Bendell headed up the next five with another newcomer John Napoli, Bill Rion, Tim DeGrote, and Jeremy Warren following.

The Emmanuel's Marketplace Four Cylinder Enduro excursion found Ted DeGrote utilize his outside pole position to grab the lead. DeGrote built up a huge lead but things came to a halt when Shawn Maloney got upside down on the backstrestch. Maloney was unhurt in the incident but the car suffered sever damage front and rear. On the restart Mike Travis would take over the lead with DeGrote now second and Johnny Bankich hustling hard from a 22nd place start to move into third but a straightaway back at the time. A series of red flags slowed the action and on another restart DeGrote was back in the lead with Travis and Bankich chasing and Jeff DeGroat,who was fourth now falling off of the pace. Another restart brought the three leaders together again and they raced together for a couple of laps until again they hit slower traffic with Bankich taking the low road, Degrote the high road and leaving Travis with no wiggle room. Bankich then took command of the event and went on to win with PJ Bleau the runner-up and Ted DeGrote third.

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 18th 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.

Special thanks to Superior Landscaping located in Walden, New York and Yannone Enterprises from Newburgh, New York for stepping up big and adding the bonus money for the Sportsman feature event.

26 Modifieds made their way to the pit area along with 35 sportsman and 20 Fireballers and 34 Four Cylinder Enduros. Four heats were needed for the Modifieds with New Jersey invader Billy Osmun III capturing the first, Jimmy Wells getting the win in the second heat, invader from Oley, Pa Loudon Reimert winning the third and Jerry Higbie capturing the fourth. The Sportsman division cars ran four heats with RJ Smith, Travis Green, Joey Bonetti and Charles Loiodice capturing the heat wins. Two Sportsman B-Mains were needed and won by Matt Shultz and Nick Plumstead.

The Northeast Stock Car Old Timers were on hand and selling the their raffle calendars. With 80 chances to win, the twenty dollar tag seemed very reasonable. You can check out their website at: www.nescotracing.com The Capital District Deaf Center was also on hand selling their raffle tickets that will be drawn on December 8th at the Red Lion Inn.

Arnold Restivo and his sister Ann made it to their first Accord Speedway event since 1975. The only question is, "What took you so long?" Welcome back!

Chrystal and Joe Judge won the 50/50 raffle worth $449.00.

Grandma Ann's Pies were handed out to all feature winners and two raffled off courtesy of John Liggan Insurance, Wright's Farm Market, Sunday Rosendale Farmers Market and Cousin Pete Donohue.

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

Halloween Havoc is next up on the Accord Speedway schedule. The date is October 27th 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.

RESULTS:

Insinger Fuels Modifieds: (60-LAPS) Anthony Perrego, Danny Tyler, Danny Creeden, Jimmy Wells, Brian Krummel, Steve Davis, Mike Ricci, Frank Cozze, Jerry Higbie, Andy Bachetti, Tommy Meier, Richard Smith, Jesse Marks, Kyle VanDuser, Loudon Reimert, Joe Judge, Rich Eurich, Rob Rowe, John Lutes jr, Kurt Hundeland, Nick Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Billy Osmun, Tyler Siri, Leo Fotopoulos, Corey Lowitt

Arkel Motors Sportsman: (30-LAPS) Dustin Jordan, Kyle Rohner, Alex Yankowski, Cole Hentschel, Ryan McCartney, Charles Loiodice, Kevin Stevens, Jim Housworth, Michael Corbin, Daniel Morgiewicz, Matt Shultz, Travis Green, Alex VanPelt, Jason Feinberg, Cole Stangle, Brian Durbin, Joe Brown, Christian Rumsey, Robbie Colburn, Nick Plumstead, Harry Baldwin, Chris VanDuser, Joey Bonetti, Rj Smith. (DNQ) Tyler Johnston, Joe Coppola, Chris Lynch, Hunter Lapp, Jimmy Winchell, Rich Eggers, Pat Mann, Rich Simmons, Samantha Muller, Jeff Higham. Erin Paulison

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders: Willie DeGraw, Dave Donovan, PJ Bleau, Mike Travis, Ryan Lamantia, Dave Bendell, John Napoli, Bill Rion, Tim DeGrote, Jeremy Warren, Nicole Nelson, Brandon Conklin, Jeff DeGroat, Ryan Heady, Shawn Moloney, Ken Barringer, Robert Phillips, George Barringer, Jerry Kingeter, Cassandra Woinoski

Emmanuel's Marketplace 4-Cylinders Enduros: Johnny Bankich, PJ Bleau, Ted DeGrote, Clayton Dumond, Greg Bendell

The next scheduled event at Accord is the "Halloween Havoc" spectacular coming to the speedway on October 27th. Gates will open at 12 Noon. 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) Additional information will follow.

Special event shows do have an increase in admission.

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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Sep
23

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA -Hamlin Speedway Closes Out 2018 Season In Spectacular Fashion
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Hamlin Speedway Promoters Randy and Denise Smith welcomed in an energetic group of racers on Saturday evening as they hosted their final event of the 2018 racing season. The racing was top notch all of the way in all divisions and a great crowd was on hand to bring the season to a spectacular finish. The Hamlin driving stars used all channels of the 1/5th mile clay cushioned attraction to keep the fans the fans on their feet throughout the evening of speed. With some additional dollars on the line from a great support group of sponsors, a great field of entries assembled in the Pocono Mountains to place their marks on the "Pearl of the Poconos" racing facility. The high flying racing action was sponsored by the good folks at S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, PA. (www.ssspeedways.com) and a great support team of additional sponsors with Gilroy Northeast, JPA Masonry, Hufcut Concrete, Archbald Auto & Truck, Total Fleet Service/Weisenfluh Racing, Richie VanOrden Racing, McLaughlin Racing and Donaldson Farms.. Six smiling winners found their way to the RLE Towing and Recovery Winners Circle at the end of the evening of racing action. The six feature show was completed at 10:21 PM.

The Saturday night action found "The Rockaway Rocket" Danny Buccafusca putting on a show stopping performance as he led the entire 27-lap feature in the All Star Slingshot feature headliner. "The Fighting Irishman" John Gilroy hopped in the same car a bit later on and captured the regular Super Slinger feature for his second win of the season at the speedway. The JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint finale went to "The Taylor Tornado" Zack Weisenfluh. Billy Koch made a rare appearance at Hamlin but he put the finishing touches on the great run to capture the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless Sprint feature over a hard charging "Big Show" Joey Amantea. "Junior Excitement" JJ Rice captured the Junior Slingshot event with a wire to wire run. "Chops" Anthony Chrobak found a ride for the evening and put on a show as he captured his second feature event of the season in only his third start in the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified headliner.

In the All Star Slingshot feature, Danny Buccafusca wasted no time as he grabbed the lead at the start of the 27-lap main and in a matter of a few laps you could color him gone as he raced away from the field in the Gilroy Northeast Inc hot rod. The battle for runner-up honors was a dandy as 2018 track champion chased Ashley Kober down but could not pull the trigger as Kober was at the top of her game. Buccafusca grabbed the win, his third of the season with Kober in second Neary third, Adam Buchel fourth and rookie graduate Aidan Donaldson taking fifth and top finishing honors for the Juniors graduating into the the All Star ranks. Another graduate Joey Kalafut was sixth and another graduate Shelby McLaughlin was seventh proving the Junior Slingshot division drivers are up to snuff when transitioning into a higher level of racing. Dale Kober, Tanner Jones and Tyler Banks completed the top ten.

The Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified headliner found Anthony Chrobak jumping out front early but getting stiff pressure from John Mirabelli and Adam Buchel. Buchel quickly made his way around Mirabelli, who was making his first start of the season. Chrobak and Buchel ran one/two the remainder of the event and they had to dart and dodge some slower cars in the fast paced event. Chrobak, who landed on his noggin the night prior in going for a win at another speedway, made no mistakes on this night as he captured his second win in the division in three starts. Buchel was second in another great run for the Florida Keys AC/Cole Polishing Team. Jasper Ziegafuse hustled to third with Mirabelli finishing fourth in his return to racing and Jacob Nemeth finishing fifth and newcomer Mark Evans sixth.

The Super Slingshot feature event found Wes Hearn leading for one lap and on a restart John Gilroy unleashed the power on his hot rod and raced away from the field with impressive laps in the 14.2 second range. While Gilroy was stealing the thunder, Wes Hearn, Dale Kober and Alan Kober waged a fierce battle for second place. Gilroy picked up his second win of the season in limited appearances while Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, Alan Kober and Jimmy Conroy completed the top five. Heading up the second five were Richie VanOrden, Derek DeSilva, Wally Bell, David Guest and Wendy Guest.

JJ Rice raced into the lead at the start and would receive early pressure from James Hendricks with Hendricks at one point pulling off a slider to momentarily take over the lead but Rice quickly dove under him, grabbed up the lead and walked away from the field from that point on. Rice would claim his second win of the season with Hendricks in for runner-up honors and hard charging Kasey Hufcut third. Charlene Benz was fourth and Connor Mirabelli completed the top five with the newcomer Mirabelli walking off with the hard charger award put up by VanOrden Racing. The second five found RJ Sherman, Ashton DeWitt, first time racer Isabella VanOrden, Amber Baccaglini and newcomer Chase Zimmer rounding out the field.

The JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint encounter found Ryan Lacoe leading the way for four laps before yielding to the high-flying 2018 Rookie 600 Sprint Champion Zack Weisenfluh. Weisenfluh blistered the clay with some 12.3 second laps but behind him Noah Zielinski and Tyler Lindsay stayed with him as they waged a hard fought battle for real estate. Lindsay got by Zielinski late in the event and a lap later Zielinski suffered from mechanical problems and pulled out of the event. Weisenfluh collected his third win of the season with Lindsay getting runner-up honors. Lacoe was third with Dennis Stawinsky fourth and Tony Parlanti completing the top five. Geordan Marrero headed up the second five with Matt Zielinski, BRandon Nicholas, Jake Eby and Noah Zielinski following.

"Bad" Chad Sandt took the lead at the start of the Chad Wheeler Excavating 600 Sprint event and he would lead through the first four laps until Billy Koch pulled off a slider in turn three and was able to control the point. The event was far from over as fifth starting Joey Amantea began to turn up the heat in his JPA Masonry hot rod. Amantea was able to drive by those in front of him to gain second place and with a couple of laps to go put a ton of pressure on Koch. Amantea was able to drive alongside of Koch but Amantea had to check up as the racing was that close, allowing Koch to gain a margin of victory as the pair crossed the start/finish line with Koch just nipping Amantea. Chad Sandt was third in a solid performance while Noah Zielinski was fourth in his first start and Mack Brink completed the top five, The second five was headed up by Paul Richards Jr with Geordan Marrero, Zack Weisenfluh, Duane White and Scott Slater rounding out the top ten.

PEARL JAMS:

Kudos to Randy Smith for an excellent track surface that once again found the drivers utilizing the many racing channels throughout the evening of competition. Additional time was taken to keep the track surface smooth and tacky throughout the evening of speed.

The JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint heats were captured by Ryan Lacoe and Hunter Metzger. The Wingless 600 Sprints ran off two heats with Chad Sandt and Noah Zielinski capturing the wins. The Junior Slingshots ran one heat with JJ Rice claiming the victory. All Star Slingshot heats were won by Ashley Kober and a very excited Andrew Turpin for getting his first heat win. Wes Hearn captured the Super Slinger heat event. John Mirabelli captured the Stage One Modified heat run.

Special thanks to LeAnn Hearn for her assistance all night and to former racer JD Cazzaza for taking control of turns one and two for the evening. The Timing Controls failed in the tower and the limited staff did a yeoman's job in keeping up with the show throughout the evening. It was back to the days of hand scoring for some of the events and arthritis kicking in towards the end of the evening.

Announcer Steve Pados offered a special prayer for great racer Greg Hodnett who lost his life on Thursday night at another speedway. Hodnett was a many time guest on the Pados Brother's Gasoline Alley show. All of the features were 27 laps in honors of Hodnett and the Lelands.com race team.

Once again many thanks to all of the teams and sponsors for kicking in for the special bonus race addition at Hamlin. All of you make Hamlin Speedway a special place to be on Saturday night and we can't thank you enough for your support and loyalty.

The event ends the season at Hamlin. A party in November at S&S Speedways will take place with awards being handed out. More information will follow on the speedway website.

On behalf of the Smith Family and Staff, thank you all for being part of our Hamlin racing community.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Danny Buccafusca, Ashley Kober, Scott Neary, Adam Buchel, Aidan Donaldson, Joey Kalafut, Shelby McLaughlin, Dale Kober, Tanner Jones, Tyler Banks, Wally Bell, Wes Hearn, Taylor Mills, Brian Smith, Richie VanOrden, Mikey Johannes, Justin Newhard, Andrew Turpin, James Benz, Rachel Dickinson (Highest Finishing Junior Graduate Aidan Donaldson, Courtesy of McLaughlin Racing & Donaldson Farms-$50.00) Speed Sport Showcase) ($125.00 Bonus Money to top 3 finishers, Courtesy of Gilroy Northeast Inc)

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: Billy Koch, Joey Amantea, Chad Sandt, Noah Zielinski, Mack Brink, Paul Richards Jr, Geordan Marrero, Zack Weisenfluh, Duane White, Scott Slater, Mike Myers, Cory Zielinski, Tony Parlanti, Hunter Metzger, Dennis Stawinsky, Tyler Lindsay, Luke Schostkewitz, Jacob Nemeth, Brandon Nicholas $200.00 Bonus Money to top 3 finishers Courtesy of JPA Masonry) (Hard Charger Mike Myers $50.00 Courtesy of JPA Masonry)

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Anthony Chrobak, Adam Buchel, Jasper Ziegafuse, John Mirabelli, Jacob Nemeth, Mark Evans, Amanda Buchel, Joel Price, Jeff Hineline (DNS)

Junior Slingshots: JJ Rice, James Hendricks, Kasey Hufcut, Charlene Benz, Connor Mirabelli, RJ Sherman, Ashton DeWitt, Isabella VanOrden, Amber Baccaglini, Chase Zimmer (Hard Charger Connor Mirabelli Courtesy of Richie of VanOrden Racing-$50.00)

Super Slingshots: John Gilroy, Wes Hearn, Dale Kober, Alan Kober, Jim Conroy, Richie VanOrden, Derek DeSilva, Wally Bell, David Guest, Wendy Guest ($125.00 Bonus Money to top 3 Finishers Courtesy of Gilroy Motorsports Northeast Inc)

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Zack Weisenfluh, Tyler Lindsay, Ryan Lacoe, Dennis Stawinsky, Tony Parlanti, Geordan Marrero, Matt Zielinski, Brandon Nicholas, Jake Eby, Noah Zielinski, Scott Slater, Jacob Nemeth, Ron Bosga, Hunter Metzger ($200.00 Bonus Money to top 3 finishers Courtesy of Archbald Auto & Truck Center and $100.00 Courtesy of Total Fleet Service/Weisenfluh Racing)

The event completes the 2018 racing season at Hamlin Speedway.

Make sure to always 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 2019 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: http://www.hamlinspeed.com/ or on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed/ or
https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ and http://ssspeedways.com/
http://ssspeedways.com/

For photos of the great racing action at Hamlin Speedway, contact Tim
Krysiuk at: https://strictlydirtphotography.smugmug.com or
https://www.facebook.com/tim.krysiuk

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

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Hamlin, PA -Hamlin Speedway National Tour Events To Jared Silfee And Tanner VanDoren
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Hamlin Speedway Promoters Randy and Denise Smith welcomed in 120 plus racers on Saturday evening as they head into their final events of the 2018 racing season. The emphasis on the All Star and Junior Slingshot divisions quite honestly never materialized as only three touring stars made their way to Hamlin for the national tour events. Nevertheless, the racing was top notch in all divisions and a great crowd was on hand to watch the Hamlin driving stars heave their race cars around the 1/5th mile clay cushioned attraction. With some big dollars on the line, a great field of entries came out to the Pocono Mountains to further enhance their standing in the Hamlin points battles which ended with this event. The high flying racing action was sponsored by the good folks at S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, PA. (www.ssspeedways.com) Florida Keys Air Conditioning added five hundred dollars to the Stage One Modified purse while Speed Sport Showcase offered one hundred dollars to the hard charger in the All Star Slingshot feature headliner. Some very happy winners found their way to the RLE Towing and Recovery Winners Circle at the end of the evening of racing action. The eight feature show was completed at 10:43 PM.

The Saturday night action found Jared Silfee putting on a clinic as he led the entire fifty lap feature in the All Star Slingshot feature headliner. Wally Bell captured the regular Super Slinger feature run for his first ever win at the speedway. Dennis Chamberlain and newcomer Bob Hummer captured wins in the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint finales. "The Travelin Man" Mick D'Agostino put the finishing touches on the greatest weekend of his racing life as he captured the Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless Sprint feature and with that capturing his second consecutive Hamlin Speedway track title. D'Agostino had similar success at the Accord Speedway on Friday night as he captured the NEWS Sprint Car Championship in his initial season of competition. "TVD" Tanner VanDoren captured the National Junior Slingshot tour event with a wire to wire run. "Deuce" Glenn Macomber got back to his winning ways as he captured the regular 270 Sprint feature.

In the National All Star Slingshot feature, Jared Silfee wasted no time as he grabbed the lead at the start of the fifty lap main and took no prisoners as he was definitely in the zone to control the action. Wally Bell and invader Brett Bieber took up the chase and put on a great show for the fans as Bell ran the top and Bieber kept digging from the baseline. The laps clicked off and by lap twenty Silfee was into slower traffic. Methodically he worked his way through the traffic and as Bell, Bieber and Scott Neary came upon the slower racers, Bell went to the top with Neary diving down low and Bieber stuck in the middle and Neary coming out in the runner-up role, Bieber in third and Bell dropping some spots in the transaction. While some skirmishes brought the field together, the night belonged to Jared Silfee as he was turning constant 14.2 second laps while driving away from his competition. Jared Silfee would earn the win with his show stopping performance with Neary driving from a seventh place start to finish second. Bieber was third in a steady run with Austin Silfee and Wes Hearn completing the top five. The second five found Mike McLaughlin dusting off the racing shoes to fiinish sixth in his first Hamlin start of the year as former track regular turned invader Kyle Herve would finish seventh after starting 15th and earning the Hard Charger Award put up by Speed Sport Showcase in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Wally Bell would finish eighth and steady Tanner Jones and Dale Kober completed the top ten.

The Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified headliner with the Florida Keys Air Conditioning Bonus found Tanner VanDoren jumping out front early but getting stiff pressure from Jacob Nemeth. Nemeth tried all of the angles but VanDoren held his ground until a group of cars fighting for the lead, including Adam Buchel, Amanda Buchel and Cody Motto had all of the cars entering the third turn at the same time and VanDoren and Nemeth both spun. Amanda Buchel inherited the lead and would run some quick 13.2 second lap times to hold her brother Adam at bay. Amanda would lead the rest of the way to claim her first win of the season and the bonus bucks from Florida Keys Air Conditioning. Adam Buchel was second to make it a clean sweep for the Florida Keys AC/Cole Polishing sponsored race team. John Comandini was third with Cody Motto fourth and Joel Smith completing the top five. The rest of the finishers included Joel Price, Jeff Hineline, Evan Civick and newcomer Mark Evans.

The 270 Sprint feature found Glenn Macomber with the hot hand on this night as he wired the field in the twenty lap excursion. Macomber reeled off some 12.1 second lap times to step away from the field and get his fifth win of the season. Kyle Ferrucci finally broke through some of the problems he has encountered in a tough season in racing to garner in runner-up honors while Don Schmidt was third, Alex Reinsmith fourth and Anthony Chrobak nailing down fifth place. Newcomers John Wagner Jr and Ross Hollar completed the field.

The Super Slingshot feature event found Wally Bell ringing the bell harder than the rest of his competition as would capture his first ever win in the Donaldson Farms/Jersey Girl Brewery entry. Dale Kober would race from fourth to second with Paul Ennes third, Jim Conroy fourth, and the returning Richie VanOrden fifth. Derek DeSilva and David Guest completed the field.

Tanner VanDoren raced into the lead at the start and would receive early pressure from JJ Rice and Shelby McLaughlin. VanDoren was able to control the pace of the race with some quick 14.8 second laps times. A couple of skirmishes brought the field together and on the restart VanDoren would repel the challenges from Rice and McLaughlin and the returning Abby Yates. After the final restart, VanDoren was able to open up some distance on those behind him and would go on to capture the National Junior Slingshot tour event. Rice, McLaughlin, Yates in another Florida Keys AC sponsored hot rod was fourth with Brian Smith steady as a rock in fifth place. The second five found Kasey Hufcut, Nolan Palaima, invader Tyler Ulsh, Joey Kalafut and James Benz completing the top ten.

The first of two JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint encounters found newcomer Bob Hummer more than up to the task as he wired the field in a race that found Zack Weisenfluh applying the pressure every step of the way. Weisenfluh was able to pull up even with Hummer on a few occasions throughout the twenty lap distance but Hummer prevailed for his first ever win at Hamlin. Weisenfluh was second in a great run with Dennis Stawinsky, Ryan Lacoe, the returning Savannah Leggio, newcomer Ryan Conrad, Rob Burakowski and another newcomer Ken Karpovich completing the field.

In the second JPA Masonry sponsored event, Garden Stater Dennis Chamberlain was all business as he grabbed the lead at the start and led all twenty laps to capture his second win of the season. Jack Hanna chased him all of the way to finish second as he too had the opportunity to shake off some of the gremlins that had give them trouble in recent weeks. Richie Maguire was third in a great run with Carmen Leggio Sr and Jr next in line to complete the top five. Tony Parlanti headed up the second five with Fred Heinly, Rich Maguire, Naoh Zielinski, Scott Slater Sr and Matt Zielinski completing the field.

Joel Smith took the lead at the start of the Chad Wheeler Excavating 600 Sprint event and he would lead through the first laps until Cody Smith and Paul Richards Jr got together in turn three and disabling both cars from the event. On the restart, Mick D'Agostino and his traveling show went to the top of the raceway and got a great run off of turn two to wrest the lead away from Smith. D'Agostino was able to drive away from the field with some very quick 11.9 second laps while Smith, Chad Sandt, Joseph Smith and Tyler Lindsay waged war with each other as each driver used a different seam on the raceway to find the sweet spot to go faster. In the end, the D'Agostino move to grab the lead, was the drive he would need to go to victory in one of the most hotly contested events of the season. Joel Smith, Chad Sandt and Joseph Smith and Lindsay would complete the top five. There was no slacking off in talent in the second five either as Danny Buccafusca headed up the list with Joe Nemeth, Hunter Metzger, Geordan Marrero and Colin White rounding out the top ten. Twenty of the 27 entry starting field completed all of the twenty feature laps.

PEARL JAMS:

The hotly contested evening of racing entertainment was precise in every step of the way and even with a couple of breaks for track maintenance the staff kept moving the program along swiftly and the seven division, eight feature show was completed at 10:43 PM. Kudos to Randy Smith for an excellent track surface that found the drivers utilizing many racing channels throughout the evening of competition.

The JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint heats were captured by Bob Hummer, Jack Hanna and Savannah Leggio. The Wingless 600 Sprints ran off three heats with Chad Sandt, Mick D'Agostino and Joel Smith capturing wins. The Junior Slingshots ran off two rounds of heats with Austin Homan and Tanner VanDoren winning the first round and Tyler Ulsh and Brian Smith winning in round two. All Star Slingshot heats also went two rounds with Jared Silfee winning in each round while Brett Bieber and CJ Fritz were also winners in round one. Paul Ennes and Austin Silfee captured the additional heats in round two. Stage One Modifieds were won by Amanda Buchel and Jacob Nemeth. The Super Slinger heat went to Wally Bell and the 270 Sprint heat was claimed by Glenn Macomber.

During the intermission period, Announcer Steve Pados interviewed the owners of the Florida Keys Air Conditioning, Jonathan and Lisa Murphy regarding the great bonus money they put up for the event and their long association with the Buchel Family. As Mr Murphy explained, "racing is about family" and the families have enjoyed a long friendship dating back to when the Flemington Speedway was throwing clay. The staff and management of the Hamlin Speedway thank them for going out of their way to assist in the racing activity at the speedway. On another note, the money will stay in house as Amanda Buchel captured the win and the bonus. Florida Keys website is: www.floridakeysac.com

Thanks to Tony Frable and his Speed Sport Showcase team for putting up the $100.00 for the Hard Charger in the All Star Slingshot event. Kyle Herve won the Award. Speed Sport Showcase will once again take place in 2019 in Scranton with details for the event still being hammered out. The website is: www.speedsportshowcase.com

Thanks to John Gilroy from Gilroy Excavation for a bnus he placed for the leader of lap twenty in the event and the money went to Jared Silfee.

Some of the regular racing fans at Hamlin were disappointed in the fact the National Touring drivers were absent and stayed away from the event but hats off to Brett Bieber, Kyle Herve, the Lapicki family and Junior star Tyler Ulsh for making the effort to attend the event and support Slingshot racing. Jason Kraycirik made his first Hamlin run and did a great job in his Phillipsburg/Easton Honda sponsored racer. Brett Schantz was another first timer.

Brandon Nicholas was back in action after taking a nasty tumble a few weeks ago. Welcome back Brandon. Jackie Maguire picked up the winnings of the 50/50 raffle.

After this evening, our tower girl Olivia Mease is stepping away from her post after joining us five years ago. While she will be missed, we wish her the best as she completes her education and goes to work in the nursing field.

Even though the season is in the latter stages of the 2018 racing season, there is still plenty of hot racing action coming September 22nd to close out the 2018. season. Make sure you come out to the speedway before the season ends, you are going to love it.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: (National 50-laps) Jared Silfee, Scott Neary, Brett Bieber, Austin Silfee, Wes Hearn, Mike McLaughlin, Kyle Herve, Wally Bell, Tanner Jones, Dale Kober, Greg Zellman, Mike Lapicki, Paul Ennes, Adam Buchel, Jason Kraycirik, Rachel Dickinson, Ashley Kober, Andrew Turpin, Tyler Banks, Mason Pittenger, Ron Thoman, CJ Fritz, Brent Schantz, Richie VanOrden (Hard Charger, Kyle Herve advances 8 positions, Courtesy of Speed Sport Showcase) (Lap 20, Jared Silfee leader Courtesy of Gilroy Motorsports)

Winged 270cc Sprints: Glenn Macomber, Kyle Ferrucci, Don Schmidt, Alex Reinsmith, Anthony Chrobak, John Wagner Jr, Scott Hollar

Chad Wheeler Excavating Wingless 600cc Sprints: Mick D'Agsotino, Joel Smith, Chad Sandt, Joseph Smith, Tyler Lindsay, Danny Buccafusca, Joe Nemeth, Hunter Metzger, Geordan Marrero, Colin White, Jacb Balliet, Scott Slater Jr, Billy Koch, Fred Heinly, Joey Amantea, Doug Snyder, Jason Muldowney, Tony Parlanti, Mack Brink, Duane White, Don Colaluce, Dennis Stawinski, Louie Horvath, Cody Smith, Paul Richards Jr, Earl Rice, Ryan Stangle

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: (Florida Keys AC Sponsor) Amanda Buchel, Adam Buchel, John Comandini, Cody Motto, Joel Smith, Joel Price, Jeff Hineline, Evan Civick, Mark Evans, Jasper Ziegafuse, Jacob Nemeth, Tanner VanDoren, John Bachetti Jr

Junior Slingshots: (National Tour) Tanner VanDoren, JJ Rice, Shelby McLaughlin, Abby Yates, Brian Smith, Kasey Hufcut, Nolan Palaima, Tyler Ulsh, Joey Kalafut, James Benz, Charlene Benz, Aiden Donaldson, James Costlow, Austin Homan, James Hendricks,, Connor Mirabelli

Super Slingshots: Wally Bell, Dale Kober, Paul Ennes, Jim Conroy, Richie VanOrden, Derek DeSilva, David Guest, Doc Lapicki, Wes Hearn, Mike Lapicki

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints:(1) Bob Hummer, Zack Weisenfluh, Dennis Stawinsky, Ryan Lacoe, Savannah Leggio, Ryan Conrad, Rob Burakowski, Ken Karpovich, Brandon Nicholas, Jake Eby, Ryan Stangle

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: (2) Dennis Chamberlain, Jack Hanna, Richie Maguire, Carmen Leggio Sr, Carmen Leggio Jr, Tony Parlanti, Fred Heinly, Rich Maguire, Noah Zielinski, Scott Slater Sr, Matt Zielinski

The Hamlin Speedway drivers voted and approved of one more week of competition. The next event at the speedway will be September 22nd with all division of racing in action. The point fund will be distributed once the racing is completed.

Make sure to always 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 2019 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: http://www.hamlinspeed.com/ or on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/HamlinSpeed/ or
https://www.facebook.com/SSSpeedways/ and http://ssspeedways.com/
http://ssspeedways.com/

For photos of the great racing action at Hamlin Speedway, contact Tim
Krysiuk at: https://strictlydirtphotography.smugmug.com or
https://www.facebook.com/tim.krysiuk

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

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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