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18

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Hamlin Speedway's Sensational Two Day Sizzler Highlights New Winners In Victory Circle
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

The "Pearl of the Poconos" Hamlin Speedway ushered in their annual two-day "Spring Into Summer Sizzler" spectacular over the weekend and beautiful warm summer weather benchmarked the Eleventh Annual two day affair. Both days of competition were filled with exceptional runs by the talented roster of individuals and the large crowds on both days thoroughly enjoyed the close wheel to wheel driving exploits from a great roster of driving talent that ranges from the ages of 7 to 70. The Hamlin Speedway was in top form under the watchful eye of the Smith Family as the two day spectacular produced the great racing memories that will be talked about for some time to come. The two day event sponsored by S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania,

The Friday night action saw some new winners take center stage and a special event for the "Stars of Tomorrow" as the National Tour was part of the evening's festivities and found "Lil Miss" Shelby McLaughlin turning back a stellar field of young driving talent for her fourth win of the season and a National Tour win. "The Bloomingburg Bullet" Taylor Mills captured his first win of the season in a wire to wire run in the All Star Slingshots. Damon Paul captured the Wingless 600 sprint win after a torrid battle with "The Travelin Man" Mick D'Agostino. "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith captured his third win of the season in the Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modified excursion. Paul Richards Jr captured his first win in the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint main event. Alex Reinsmith captured his first ever win in the Wingless 270 Sprint main.

Paul Richards Jr put all of the pieces together on Friday as he earned his first ever win in the JPA Masonry Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint main event. Cranking out some 12.5 second lap times, Richards held the field at bay with Jakson Ring, Tony Parlanti, Ryan Lacoe and Hunter Metzger completing the top five. Tyler Lindsey headed up the second five with Joe Nemeth, the returning Chloe Andreas, Joey Amantea and Cody Powell following.

It was business as usual for Joel Smith as he wired the field in his Wentz Car Care sponsored hot rod for win number three in 2017. Cole Stangle raced from fourth starting place to take up the chase and finished in the runner-up role. John Mirabelli, Anthony Recchio, Michael Samony, Jasper Ziegafuse, Cody Motto and newcomer Meredith Howell completed the field.

Shelby McLaughlin had the hot hand as the best of the best Junior Slingshot driving stars converged at Hamlin for the National Tour event. With an elite 15-car starting field, the action was fast and furious from start to finish as the "Stars of Tomorrow" put on a great show for the fans and can be quite proud of their accomplishments in their budding racing careers. McLaughlin led all of the way to secure the win but tons of pressure came her way as Tanner VanDoren, Nicho Flammer, Tyler Banks and John Kendall nailed down to five finishes. Tyler Ulsh, Adam Buchel, JJ Rice, Jake Mason and Abby Yates completed the top ten. Thirteen cars completed the event on the same lap showing just how tough the competition is for the youngsters in racing.

The Wingless 600 Sprint finale was a barnburner from the drop of the green flag. Mick D'Agostino, who is having a great year at the speedway, won the race into turn one and it set up a cat and mouse game throughout the entire distance as Damon Paul took up the chase and the pair put on a whale of a show as each driver tried to out-power and out-wit his rival. Paul would make the winning pass on lap fifteen and with that captured his first regular 600 Sprint win at the speedway. D'Agostino was the runner-up with Brandon Azzalina, Zac Azzalina and track champion Chad Sandt completing the top five. Colin White, Eddie Strada, Joel Smith, Joseph Smith and the returning Ryan Quackenbush finished out the top ten.

Taylor Mills was on rails as he led all of the way to claim his first All Star Slingshot win at the speedway in 2017. It wasn't an easy victory by any means as Cody Kline, Tyler Peet, Austin Silfee and Jared Silfee provided plenty of competition throughout the twenty lap event. The returning Brett Bieber, Cole Stangle, Samantha Muller Josh Marcus and Troy Langendoerfer completed the top ten.

Alex Reinsmith led all of the way to claim the win in the Wingless 270 Sprint main with Glenn Macomber Jr and Sr following Reinsmith to the finish.

DAY 2:

The Saturday night racing action was fast and furious as Promoters Denise and Randy Smith moved the show along quickly and precisely as the track was in tip-top condition for the racing ahead. With seven features on tap, the evening of speed was checkered flagged with the final event at 10:22 PM.

Cole Stangle captured his first Stage One Modified main event of the season. Former Go karter at the speedway, Scott Neary, punched his winning ticket for the first time in 2017 as he captured his first ever win at Hamlin in All Star Slingshot competition in the S&S Speedways Rental car. "The Fearless One" Kyle Ferrucci captured his first ever Hamlin win in the Wingless 270 Sprint main. Adam Buchel took advantage of the prime real estate offered to him and he drove to his first ever win at Hamlin in the Junior Slingshot main event. "The Ambassador" Wes Hearn notched his second win of the season in the Super Slinger headliner. "The Rockaway Rocket" Danny Buccafusca made a dramatic last lap pass to claim his first ever win at the speedway in the Wingless 600 Sprint main. "The Big Show" Joey Amantea led all of the way to claim his third win of the season in the JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprint main.

Glenn Macomber blasted out front at the start of the Wingless 270 Sprint main and raced out to an early lead. On lap twelve Kyle Ferrucci made the winning pass and would go on to capture his very first win at Hamlin with Glenn Macomber in the runner-up role.

Wes Hearn started from the pole in the Super Slinger finale and would go uncontested throughout the twenty lap main. Mike Taylor continues to do great work and was the runner-up with Dale Kober rallying form a first lap spin to claim third place. Jimmy Conroy, newcomers Dan Malley, Mike Lapicki and Derek DeSilva completed the field.

Scott Neary out-gunned Jared Silfee at the start of the All Star Slingshot thirty lap feature and quickly attempted to run to daylight. While Neary did get away from the field, cautions would bring the field close together for the restarts. The competition would prove to be tough as nails and gaining real estate was hard fought for every inch of clay. Neary was cool and fast as he kept a top-flight field of racers behind him. Neary was not to be denied on this night as he clicked off the fastest times of the night averaging 13.6 seconds around the speedway to gain his first ever win in Slingshot competition. Jared Silfee, Brett Bieber, Austin Silfee and Tyler Peet completed the top five. Friday night winner Taylor Mills headed up the second five with Mike Taylor, Cody Kline, Ryan Neiger and Josh Marcus following.

Joey Amantea was a rocket at the start of the JPA Masonry Rookie 600 Sprint main as he grabbed the lead at the start and sped away from the field. A couple of restarts closed in the ranks as now Paul Richards Jr and Jakson Ring began applying pressure to Amantea. A war between Richards and Ring allowed Amantea some breathing room and Amantea just kept hitting his marks on the track and had some 12.4 second laps to go on and claim his third win of the season. Richards, Ring, Hunter Metzger and Ryan Lacoe rounded out the top five. Tyler Lindsey, newcomer Mike Thompson, Tony Parlanti, Noah Zielinski and Cody Powell completed the top ten.

Abby Yates led the first lap of the Junior Slingshot main but gave way to the slick running Adam Buchel on lap two. Buchel was alone in the zone as he had no trouble stepping away from the field as the laps clicked off. . A caution slowed the field down on lap-13 but before the green could be displayed first timer RJ Sherman wound up on his lid. He was unhurt in the incident. The restart brought the field close and Shelby McLaughlin and 20th starting John Kendall made the most of it as McLaughlin put the pressure on Buchel and Kendall was clicking off some quick times to become a player. On the final restart, Buchel took off and would go on to capture his first ever win at the speedway. McLaughlin was second with JJ Rice third and Kendall fourth in a tremendous drive to the front. Abby Yates completed the top five. The second five were headed up by Jake Mason, Joey Kalafut, Austin Homan, Tyler Banks and James Benz.

Cole Stangle seized command of the Hampton RV and Trailer Stage One Modified feature at the drop of the green flag and led all of the way to win his first feature event at Hamlin in 2017. Mike Samony was second with Anthony Recchio third, John Mirabelli fourth, and Cody Motto fifth.

The Wingless 600 Sprint main found Justin Mills with a fast hot rod as he led the field around the race track for the first five laps. Mack Brink took over the point on lap six and a couple of laps later Danny Buccafusca was able to climb into the runner-up slot. Brink and Buccafusca matched wits for many laps with Buccafusca pulling even and then being able to slip past Brink after the white flag. Buccafusca would end weeks of frustration as he was able to drive to his first ever win in 600 Sprint competition at Hamlin. For Brink it was heartbreaker but a solid runner-up finish will make up for the non-win. Mills was third with Joel Smith fourth and Jacob Balliet a solid fifth. The second five was headed up by Brandon Azzalina with Colin White, Zac Azzalina, Chad Sandt and Jakson Ring completing the top ten.

PEARL JAMS:

Promoters Denise and Randy Smith had the grounds in pristine condition for the two-day weekend and many of the drivers stayed over for both days of the fabulous racing action. Randy Smith continues to work his magic on the race track and it was a fast 1/5th raceway all weekend long with lots of passing throughout both nights of competition. Another tip of the hat goes out to the Smith Family for another great weekend of racing.

Many thanks to my good friend Justin Beltrame for filling in for me on Friday night. As always, he did a great job in keeping the crowd informed.

The traveling band of young racers was in full force on Friday evening with the Junior Slingshot National Tour event. The contingent included Nicho Flammer and Tyler Ulsh. A tough break for CJ Fritz in the All Star Slingshots as he had a great run going Friday night until sidelined with mechanical woes.

Heat wins went to Chad Sandt, Joel Smith and Mick D'Agostino in the 600 Sprints. All Star Slingshot ran the dual heat format and heats were claimed by Wes Hearn, Jordan Lawrence and Tyler Peet in round one and Troy Langendoerfer, Scott Neary and Brett Bieber in round two. Junior Slingshot heats were won by Shelby McLaughlin, James Benz and Adam Buchel. Glenn Macomber was victorious in the 270 Sprint heat while Cole Stangle won the Stage One Modified heat. Rookie 600 Sprint heats were won by Hunter Metzger and Jakson Ring. The Super Slinger heat was won by Wes Hearn.
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The Hamlin Speedway will be dark next week to give the racers and their families a much needed vacation break from the rigors of racing and allow everyone to re-charge their batteries for the start of the second half of the Hamlin season that will kick-off with the running of the VetStock Firecracker 100 event that will roll out at the speedway on July 2nd. A whopping $1,500.00 plus contingencies will greet the winner in victory lane should the 35-car entry list be met for the event. Thirty cars will start the main event and will showcase the best Slingshot drivers in the country with the running of this premier event. Lap Sponsorships are still available and needed and speedway management assures all sponsors that all lap sponsors will be announced prior to the running of the grueling century long spectacular.

The VetStock Firecracker 100 (Hamlin Hundred) event on July 1st is just two weeks away and anyone who would like to get involved with this great promotion for this event should contact the S&S Speedways at: 570 420 5500. Everyone can gain additional information by checking out the VetStock website at: www.VetStockUSA.com

Whether it be a prize or cash donation for this event, all donations are accepted graciously and all will be announced leading up to the event as well as at the speedway and tickets are being distributed for an over the top Raffle which will offer money prizes each half hour of the scheduled show ranging from $100.00 to $1,000.00. The tickets are $10.00 each with a limit of one thousand tickets to be sold.

Our good friends at Honesdale National Bank, through racer Troy Langendoerfer, will be running a series of Ads for two weeks to help promote this great event.

Lap Sponsorship is also being sold at $10.00 per lap and offers an opportune time to pump up your sponsors for this great cause and all lap sponsors will be announced prior to the running of the 100-lap event.

Rick Buddehagen captured the 50/50.

Speedway Entertainment officials Rich Tobias and Jim Strouse were on hand for the events.

RESULTS:

June 16th.............

All Star Slingshots: Taylor Mills, Cody Kline, Tyler Peet, Austin Silfee, Brett Bieber, Cole Stangle, Samantha Muller, Josh Marcus, Troy Langendoerfer, Ashley Kober, Scott Neary, Wes Hearn, Mike McLaughlin, Tess Horvath, Dale Kober, Alan Kober, Ryan Neiger, Clayton Davey, Tanner Jones, Amanda Buchel, CJ Fritz

Wingless 270cc Sprints: Alex Reinsmith, Glenn Macomber, Glenn Macomber Sr

Wingless 600cc Sprints: Damon Paul, Mick D'Agostino, Brandon Azzalina, Zac Azzalina, Chad Sandt, Colin White, Eddie Strada, Joel Smith, Joseph Smith, Ryan Quackenbush, Jakson Ring, Cody Smith, Mack Brink, JD Casazza, Jacob Balliet, Justin Mills, Danny Buccafusca

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Joel Smith, Cole Stangle, John Mirabelli, Anthony Recchio, Michael Samony, Jasper Ziegafuse, Cody Motto, Meredith Howell

Junior Slingshots: (Tour Event) Shelby McLaughlin, Tanner VanDoren, Nicho Flammer, Tyler Banks, John Kendall, Tyler Ulsh, Adam Buchel, JJ Rice, Jake Mason, Abby Yates, James Benz, Evan VanValkenburg, Joey Kalafut, Kyle Swart, James Hendricks

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Paul Richards Jr, Jakson Ring, Tony Parlanti, Ryan Lacoe, Hunter Metzger, Tyler Lindsey, Joe Nemeth, Chloe Andreas, Joey Amantea, Cody Powell

June 17th...........

All Star Slingshots: (MA Gold Tour) Scott Neary, Jared Silfee, Brett Bieber, Austin Silfee, Tyler Peet, Taylor Mills, Mike Taylor, Cody Kline, Ryan Neiger, Josh Marcus, Russell Benke, Ashley Kober, Mike Lapicki, Emily Fleming, Mike McLaughlin, Clayton Davey, Dale Kober, Wes Hearn, Tess Horvath, Cole Stangle, Troy Langendoerfer, Jordan Lawrence, Amanda Buchel, Dillon Emmons, Alan Kober, Samantha Muller

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

Wingless 600cc Sprints: Danny Buccafusca, Mack Brink, Justin Mills, Joel Smith, Jacob Balliet, Brandon Azzalina, Colin White, Zac Azzalina, Chad Sandt, Jakson Ring, Duane White, Ryan Quackenbush, Damon Paul, Joseph Smith, Mike Thompson, JD Casazza, Joey Amantea, Eddie Strada, Mick D'Agostino, Cody Smith, Adam Huff, Matt Roselli

Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds: Cole Stangle, Michael Samony, Anthony Recchio, Jon Mirabelli, Cody Motto, Meredith Howell, Joel Smith, Jasper Ziegafuse (DNS)

Junior Slingshots: Adam Buchel, Shelby McLaughlin, JJ Rice, John Kendall, Abby Yates, Jake Mason, Joey Kalafut, Austin Homan, Tyler Banks, James Benz, Tommy Stillo, Mikey Johannes, Kyle Swart, Rachel Dickinson, Gavin McClure, Kasey Hufcut, Matthew Backus, James Hendricks, RJ Sherman, Evan VanValkenburg

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Sprints: Joey Amantea, Paul Richards Jr, Jakson Ring, Hunter Metzger, Ryan Lacoe, Tyler Lindsey, Mike Thompson, Tony Parlanti, Noah Zielinski, Cody Powell, Macy Litchauer, Zack Weisenfluh, Aiden Borden

Super Slingers: Wes Hearn, Mike Taylor, Dale Kober, Jimmy Conroy, Dan Malley, Mike Lapicki, Derek DeSilva, Doc Lapicki (DNS)

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. Hamlin Speedway will be dark on June 24th to allow families to enjoy quality family time. The next scheduled race day event will be July 1st when when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval as the eleventh edition of the Hamlin Firecracker 100 comes roaring into town. The event will assist VetStock of the Northeast to assist military families who are in need of assistance. The clock drawing, Chinese auction, and an overall fun day at the speedway highlight this annual event.
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
Visit us often for a great night of racing action as.........................

The Hamlin Speedway Is The "Pearl" Of The Poconos

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Jun
11

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Eight Features Highlight Superb Racing Action At Hamlin Speedway
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Finally! The warm summer weather took an extra long time in getting here and it was a welcome addition to the Pocono Mountains for the nice crowd who came out to the Hamlin Speedway as the Smith Family and Staff presented a superb eight feature race card on Saturday evening. Hamlin Speedway Promoter Randy Smith had the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval "fit as a fiddle" and the 114 entries signed in for the evening used every inch of the raceway to carve out a wonderful night of entertainment for the appreciative crowd. The Smith Family orchestrated the eight feature event program by 10:20 PM in the evening as some of the top stars at the speedway strutted their stuff while some new faces also found out it feels very good to be sitting at the top of the racing podium.

The first edition of the NASCAR Crew Challenge was on tap for the evening and the guys from the traveling race series take great pride into mastering the short track. Bragging rights in the NASCAR garage area always exemplifies which crew member was at the top of his game on the speedway.

The All Star Slingshot feature headliner was captured by "The Sandman" Troy Langendoerfer, who showed the 26-car field the quick way around the Hamlin clay. "The Big Show" Joey Amantea captured his second win of the season in the JPA Masonry sponsored Wingless Rookie 600 main event. Jenna Schostkewitz took command of the lead after the halfway mark to score her fourth win of the season in Wingless 270 Sprint action. Mike Taylor found the speedway much to his liking as he carved out his first win of the season in the Super Slinger encounter. Tyler Banks had the best weekend of his young lifetime as he won the National Tour event at Accord on Friday night and towed to Hamlin for the Saturday action and came away with his first ever win at Hamlin in a wire to wire run in the Junior Slingshot finale. "The Jersey Force" Anthony Recchio led all of the way to claim his win of the season in the Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modifieds. "The Electric Man" Colin White, even though a track champion in the past, captured his first ever win at Hamlin with a last lap pass of JD Casazza as they drove for the finish line in the Wingless 600 Sprint finale. captured win number in his sponsored speed wagon. Lowell, North Carolina resident Jason "Spanky" Edison found his car choice to be a sound one as he raced the Gilroy Motorsports hot rod to a solid win over Kevin White in the NASCAR Crew Challenge.

Troy Langendoerfer grabbed the lead at the start of the All Star Slingshot feature event. Tess Horvath and Josh Marcus fell in behind him with Cody Kline quickly hustling into fourth place. The field remained tightly bunched as the two and three wide and sometimes four wide racing action was spectacular with drivers pulling out the stops to gain a position or two. Langendoerfer was in the zone and separated himself from the rest of the field while the rest of the field continuously waged a war for position. Langendoerfer proved to be the man of the hour as he captured his first All Star win of the season after beginning the season with a series of misfortunes. Tess Horvath, Josh Marcus, Cody Kline and Tyler Peet completing the top five. The second five were Jared Silfee, Mike McLaughlin, Austin Silfee, Nick Delcampo and Cole Stangle. Twenty one cars finished on the lead lap.

The Super Slingers main event found Mike Taylor with the hot hand as he blasted out of the starting gate at the drop of the green flag and led all of the way to capture his first win of the season in a tough battle over Dale Kober, Jason Edison, Jeff Haduck, Roger Collins and Kevin White.

Kyle Ferrucci led through the first twelve laps of the Wingless 270 Sprint main but Jenna Schostkewitz put on a whale of a show as she overcame Ferrucci's lead and slipped past him on lap thirteen. Once in front, Schostkewitz raced away to a comfortable win, her fourth of the season. Ferrucci was second in an outstanding drive with Glenn Macomber, Paul Richards Jr, the returning Tony Iudicello, Don Schmidt, Alex Reinsmith and Randy Gombert.

The starting car field for the Junior Slingshots has displayed some amazing talent thus far in 2017 and "the stars of tomorrow" have been great show after show this season. Colton Geary was turned around on the initial start, allowing Tyler Banks to start alongside of James Benz on the restart. Banks grabbed the lead in turn one with Benz in tow. Seventh starting Jake Mason began to make moves as did sixth starting Austin Homan. Homan got into the runner-up slot and put pressure on Banks but Banks fought off the advances lap after lap. Homan would eventually get into turn three too hot and spun around causing a restart. When racing resumed it would be Banks now be fighting off advances from Jake Mason but it would Tyler Banks racing to victory for his second win in two nights. Mason had a great run in second with Shelby McLaughlin, Adam Buchel and James Benz completing the top five. Colton Geary recovered from his first lap spin and came back strong for sixth place with invader Nicho Flammer, Abby Yates, Austin Homan and Tommy Stillo completing the top ten.

The start of the Rookie 600 Wingless Sprint event found Joey Amantea charging out front at the start and he would quickly separate himself from the rest of the field. A Tyler Lindsey spin after the halfway point brought the field together with track champion Jakson Ring now on Amantea's tailpipe. Ring would try high and low to unseat Amantea but the first year driver kept his cool and raced to his second victory of the season. Ring was second in his return to action after a few weeks away. Tony Parlanti was third with Carmen Leggio Sr and Joe Nemeth completing the top five.

JD Casazza led the way in the Wingless 600 Sprint feature. A tremendous amount of passing took place in the early laps as the drivers worked hard to find their fast spot on the speedway. Damon Paul, Joel Smith, Colin White and Mick D'Agostino all found the channel they liked but it was Casazza out front and looking stronger as the event wore on. Paul and Smith would get together, sending both to the rear of the field. Colin White was now in the runner-up slot. White would make overtures for the lead but Casazza was a tough customer and kept the lead. Casazza led on the white flag lap but gave ground between turns three and four and White took a run high and dove back down to the bottom to nip Casazza at the line to claim his first ever 600 Sprint win at the speedway. Casazza was a disappointed second with D'Agostino, Pat Bealer and Ryan Neil completing the top five. Danny Buccafusca headed up the second five with the returning Steven Gully, Chad Sandt, Jacob Balliet and Geordan Marrero completing the top ten.

The Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified event found Anthony Recchio grabbing the lead at the start and just as quickly had Taylor Mills and Joel Smith racing with him for the lead. Recchio was cool and collected as he stayed in the 13.1 second time bracket and slowly pulled away from the field with contenders Zach Marquardt and Joel Smith falling to the wayside with problems. Recchio would race to his third win with his teammate Taylor Mills in the runner-up slot making it a 1-2 finish for the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Race Team. Cole Stangle was third in a great run with Michael Samony and John Mirabelli completing the top five. Cody Motto, Janell Geary and newcomer Mark Corna completed the field.

The NASCAR Crew Challenge is always competitive as each driver yearns for the opportunity to head back to the NASCAR Garage to boast about how he whipped the rest of the field on his way to victory. Jason Edison led all of the way to claim the win with Kevin White, Garrett Peterson, Hayden Reeves, Brad Tunny and Jason Sopczak finishing in that order. "The Minute Man" Eric Penza executed a rollover during the feature but was unhurt in the incident.

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 to put the moisture machine on the track surface and to keep the race track racy throughout the evening. Promoter Randy Smith returned to the speedway after ligament surgery to his hand and it was great to have him back on board.

Newcomers to the speedway included Adam Minzer and Tony Iudicello in the Wingless 270 Sprints. Nicho Flammer, Mikey Johannes and Evan VanValkenburg made their first appearances in the Junior Slingshots, although all have raced at Hamlin in the past. Steven Gully returned to action for the first time in 2017 and did a great job in his return to the speedway.

Heat race wins went to Tyler Banks and Austin Homan in the Junior Slingshots while Justin Mills and Duane White won heats in the 600 Sprints. Kyle Ferrucci captured the heat race win for the Wingless 270 Sprints. Anthony Recchio was victorious in the Stage One Modified heat.
Rookie 6600 Sprint heats went to Carmen Leggio Sr and Joey Amantea.
Super Slingers did time trials with Jeff Haduck the top dog with a 14.346 second clocking. Mike McLaughlin was fast timer for the All Star Slingshots with a 14.285 time.

The speedway held a moment of silence for NASCAR Crewman JR Weller, who lost his battle with cancer on June 5th. JR was 51 years old and from the Pottstown area and was good friends with the Rode's Family.

Announcer Steve Pados interviewed with Jennifer Amantea from JPA Masonry at intermission. Jennifer spoke about her son being involved with racing and how much they love the atmosphere at Hamlin with the many families they have met or have made the transition to Hamlin with them from the Quarter Midget ranks. Jennifer also informed the crowd of the many different offerings from JPA Masonry and she will soon be opening a Real Estate Office on Route 611.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Troy Langendoerfer, Tess Horvath, Josh Marcus, Cody Kline, Tyler Peet, Jared Silfee, Mike McLaughlin, Austin Silfee, Nick Delcampo, Cole Stangle, Mike Taylor, Ashley Kober, CJ Fritz, Dale Kober, Amanda Buchel, Tanner VanDoren, Matt Miller, Russell Benke, Samantha Muller, Jason Edison, Corey Zielinski, Nick Vinciguerra, Taylor Mills, Clayton Davey, Emily Fleming

Wingless 270cc Sprints: Jenna Schostkewitz, Kyle Ferrucci, Glenn Macomber, Paul Richards Jr, Tony Iudicello, Don Schmidt, Alex Reinsmith, Randy Gombert, Adam Minzer

Wingless 600cc Sprints: Colin White, JD Casazza, Mick D'Agostino, Pat Bealer, Ryan Neil, Danny Buccafusca, Steven Gully, Chad Sandt, Jacob Balliet, Geordan Marrero, Cody Smith, Adam Huff, Joseph Smith, Damon Paul, Joel Smith, Jared Lilly, Tyler Kehs, Mack Brink, Duane White, Justin Mills

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Anthony Recchio, Taylor Mills, Cole Stangle, Michael Samony, John Mirabelli, Cody Motto, Janell Geary, Mark Corna, Joel Smith, Zach Marquardt

Junior Slingshots: Tyler Banks, Jake Mason, Shelby McLaughlin, Adam Buchel, James Benz, Colton Geary, Nicho Flammer, Abby Yates, Austin Homan, Tommy Stillo, James Hendricks, Mikey Johannes, Evan VanValkenburg, Rachel Dickinson, Joey Kalafut, John Kendall, JJ Rice, Tanner VanDoren

Super Slingshots: Mike Taylor, Dale Kober, Jason Edison, Jeff Haduck, Roger Collins, Kevin White

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Joey Amantea, Jakson Ring, Tony Parlanti, Carmen Leggio Sr, Joe Nemeth, Paul Richards Jr, Ryan Lacoe, Jake Roberts, Tyler Lindsey, Tyler Kehs, Zack Weisenfluh

NASCAR Crew Challenge 1st Edition: Jason Edison, Kevin White, Garrett Peterson, Hayden Reeves, Brad Tunny, Jason Sopczak, Josh Heidkamp, Bama Williams, Eric Penza

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next events on the Hamlin Speedway schedule are set for June 16th and 17th when all Divisions will be in action for two days on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval as the tenth edition of the "Spring Into Summer Sizzler" comes to the speedway featuring the National Tour event for the Junior Slingshot drivers on the Friday evening portion of the event and the Picnic and an MA Gold Tour event for the All Star Slingshots on Saturday night.
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
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 SPEEDWAY NEWS

Accord, NY- Danny Creeden Smokes The Field To Capture Accord Speedway Modifieds
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

The 2017 racing season has all of the makings of the summer that was never was as rain, rain and more rain has continuously altered what many families have planned for the so-called summer vacation months. The same can be said for race track promoters as the unpredictable weather has left promoters scrambling for all that can be salvaged. This past Thursday finally saw a break in the weather and placed Promoter Gary Palmer in a total catch-up capacity in order to have the Accord Speedway ready for the Friday night racing action. Palmer accomplished his mission by race time and the seven division show went off without a hitch and produced positive results for some while for others it was back to the shop or garages to attempt to coax more speed out of their race cars. The evening of speed was presented by Williams Lumber. Their website is: www.williamslumber.com The checkered flag bonus was posted by Dreaming of the Mouse Vacations.

Securing wins at the sixth event of the season were "The DC Express" Danny Creeden as he blistered through the field to capture his first Modified win of the season at Accord. Brandon McGill put on a strong show and held off a group of top talent to go on and capture his first win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman division finale. Garden Stater Rich Mellor worked his magic off of the hub rail to earn his first win of the season in his Woodland Trucking sponsored Sprinter. Emerson Cargain Jr regained his winning form to wire the field in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature run. Tyler Banks led all of the way to capture the National tour win in the Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshot main event. "The Italian Stallion" Vinny Visconti earned a hard fought win in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature and it was his first victory at Accord in a full size division racer.

Richie Eurich blasted into the lead at the start of the United Pump & Tank Modified main with Scott Ferrier in tow. Eurich gave way to Scott Ferrier after some laps of trading the lead back and forth with the narrowest of margins. Jimmy Wells made some early move to become a player and Danny Creeden came hustling forward in his Smokers Choice Sponsored hot rod. Creeden made the most of the race track as he closed the distance between he and Wells and then set out after Ferrier. Creeden dogged Ferrier for a few laps and found the winning move off of turn four on lap twenty. Once in front, Creeden became the man with a plan as he led the remaining laps although the final laps produced a strong running Jimmy Wells and he closed the distance but it would be Creeden capturing the win with Wells in a runner-up role. Scott Ferrier was third with Jesse Marks and Danny Tyler from 17th position rounding out the top five. Heading up the second five were Brad Rothaupt, Joe Judge, Richard Smith, Brian Malcolm and Anthony Perrego.

The Arkel Motors Sportsman main proved to be another fantastic show. Brandon McGill outhustled Milton Mann at the start to assume command of the lead but Mann had ideas of his own and began to apply pressure to McGill from all angles of the raceway. At times Mann was able to pull even only to have McGill squeezing a bit more throttle to his racer to remain at the point. After troubles in his heat event relinquished Kyle Rohner to a 20th position start, the former two time track champion blasted forward and by lap seven had moved into the top five. By the midway point, the race was still a five car battle with McGill, Mann and Rohner now stepping away from the field. With five to go, Mann tried again to unseat McGill but McGill remained a tough hombre and fought off the advances to claim his first win of the season. Mann did a great job as he finally was able to finish a race with a fine runner-up performance. Rohner was third in a stellar drive with Jim Johnson and Tony Kowalchuk completing the top five. Tyler Johnston, Cole Hentschel, Robbie Knipe, Leo Fotopolous and Matt Shultz rounded out the top ten.

The Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature attraction found Emerson Cargain jump out front with a great start and although the field remained close it would be Cargain leading all laps on his way to his first victory at the speedway in a few seasons. John Hechinger was second with Chris Kanuk in an excellent run grabbing third place. Travis Brockner, Steve Williams, Ray Tarantino, Allen Tarantino, Harry Bachman and Tanner Granacker completed the field.

Eric Jennings led the first two laps of the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car finale but a slick running Rich Mellor slipped past him with an excellent move off of the baseline to take over the lead. As they raced back into turns one and two Jennings had climbed to the top of the speedway in an attempt to grab the lead but got sideways and ripped the tail tank off of his sprinter. On the restart, Mellor got a challenge from Heidi Hedin but Mellor turned up the wick and raced to his first win of the season. Jeremy Quick raced hard and grabbed up second late in the race with Heidi Hedin third, Larry Ricci and Larry McVay following. .

Vinny Visconti led the first two laps of the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman main but was overtaken by Ryan McCartney on a restart. McCartney would lead for three laps until Visconti would grab the lead back on a restart in lap six. A couple of laps later McCartney and Jake Granacker were seeking the same piece of real estate and got together. On the restart, Visconti was still in command but now would be pressured by Hunter Lapp. Lap twelve found McCartney hard into the Redi Rock wall. On the final restart Visconti held on and captured his win ever in the full size division race cars. Lapp was second in a great run for him, Jimmy Devitt was third, George Begg fourth and Jared Miller fifth. John Miller, Michael Corbin, Jake Granacker, RJ Daley and Tanner Johnson rounded out the top ten.

The National Tour for the Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshot main event found Tyler Banks hustling his JCO Environmental Services hot rod to the front from his outside pole start. Banks pulled away from the field and built up a good lead until young Brock Pinkerous became involved in a losing battle with the second turn boiler plated and getting upside down. Pinkerous was unhurt in the incident. On the restart, it was still Banks at the point but Jake Mason, who was on a five feature win streak at Accord, came a calling. Mason tried everything he had to unseat Banks and even ran side by side on a couple of laps but it would be Tyler Banks earning his first win at Accord and on the National Tour circuit. Mason was a solid second with Tanner VanDoren third, Tyler Ulsh fourth, Shelby McLaughlin fifth and Adam Buchel sixth. Nico Flammer has been a strong runner all season but as he made a bid in his heat event, something went amiss with his racer and withdrew for the evening.

GEMSTONES:

Racing began later than normal as Promoter Gary Palmer put in a ton of extra hours to have the track ready and racy for the evening's events. He accomplished his mission as the track saw four channels of racing taking place and some dared to go five wide. Unfortunately, lightning struck the lap counter during the week and was rendered unusable for the evening.

Heat races were run off quickly and Rich Mellor captured the lone heat for the sprinters. Tanner VanDoren and Tyler Banks captured the Junior Slingshot heats. Rookie heats were claimed by Vinny Visconti and Tanner Johnson. The lone Pure Stock heat was captured by John Hechinger. Sportsman heats went to Leo Fotopolous, Tony Kowalchuk and Robbie Knipe. Modified heats found Danny Creeden, Richie Eurich and Brian Malcolm capturing wins.

Mike Traver returned to action in the Sportsman. Allan Tarantino returned to action in the Pure Stocks. Junior Slingshot drivers included Nico Flammer, Tyler Ulsh, Tanner VanDoren, Adam Buchel, Shelby McLaughlin and Kyle Swart.

The fine folks at Williams Lumber brought out one of their trucks to pace the Modified feature and Sue and Gleason headed up the contingent of Williams folks enjoying the races. They brought along T-shirts, carry bags and hats that were handed out to the feature event winners while Miss Accord Speedway, Michelle Campbell offered shirt and hats out to the crowd.

Grandma Ann's Pies were also handed out to all of the feature winners.

RESULTS:

United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Danny Creeden, Jimmy Wells, Scott Ferrier, Jesse Marks, Danny Tyler, Brad Rothaupt, Joe Judge, Richard Smith, Brian Malcolm, Anthony Perrego, Richie Eurich, Ken Ferrier, Brian Krummel, Mark Pullen, Tyler Treacy, Chad Loiodice, Kyle VanDuser, Kevin Ward, Ed Dachenhausen

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Brandon McGill, Milton Mann, Kyle Rohner, Jimmy Johnson, Tony Kowalchuk, Tyler Johnston, Cole Hentschel, Robbie Knipe, Leo Fotopolous, Matt Shultz, Austin Smith, Dave Demorest, Jim Kraus, Michael Traver, Shane Henion, Mike DuBois, Ralph Ronk, Nick Plumstead, Corey Cormier, Chris VanDuser

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Rich Mellor, Jeremy Quick, Heidi Hedin, Larry Ricci, Larry McVay, Eric Jennings, Brandon Gates

Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Emerson Cargain, John Hechinger, Chris Kanuk, Travis Brockner, Steve Williams, Ray Tarantino, Alan Tarantino, Harry Bachman, Tanner Granacker

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Vinny Visconti, Hunter Lapp, Jimmy Devitt, George Begg, Jared Miller, John Miller, Michael Corbin, Jake Granacker, RJ Daley, Tanner Johnson, Ryan McCartney, Fred Smith, Jeff Higham, Stan Vishinski, Brandon Daley, Mike DuBois Jr

Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshots: (Tour Event) Tyler Banks, Jake Mason, Tanner VanDoren, Tyler Ulsh, Shelby McLaughlin, Adam Buchel, Brock Pinkerous, Kyle Swart, Nico Flammer (DNS)

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.

June 16th brings in all regular divisions for action on a night sponsored by our good friends at Dig Safely. The evening of speed will also highlight the return of the Emmanuel's Marketplace 4-Cylinder Enduro event.

June 23rd will bring in Kingston Nissan to the speedway along with Bike Night and the Northeast Vintage Modifieds

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.
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Jun
04

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - The Bealer Family Runs First And Second In Sensational 600 Sprint Feature At Hamlin Speedway
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Hamlin Speedway keeps the Pocono Mountains humming and on Saturday night and in traditional fashion Promoters Randy and Denise Smith hosted a packed with excitement event on Saturday evening as a standing room only crowd on hand witnessed a spectacular seven feature race card. All cylinders were clicking to perfection as the fifth week of the 2017 racing season produced a well executed spectacle of speed in the Pocono Mountains. With superb weather acting as the backdrop early on that dipped quickly when the sun went down, the top stars at Hamlin duked it out on the well conditioned 1/5 mile clay cushioned raceway. The show proved to be a blessing as all of the preliminary events and the seven features were completed in orderly fashion although there were some bumps and brusies along the way. More than one hundred racers converged at the speedway to battle in their quest to find their way into the coveted Hamlin Victory Circle. The event was sponsored by S&S Speedways Indoor Go Karts located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

Capturing wins during the evening were "The Oxford Express" Dale Kober as he continues to flourish at Hamlin with his fourth win of the season in the Super Slinger finale. New Yorker Nick Delcampo hopped aboard one of the Muller Family hot rods and it was the hot ticket in the All Star Slingshot main as he captured his first ever win at Hamlin. "The Nickel Man" Joel Smith was scary fast as he racked up his second win of the season in the exciting Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified main event. Zach and Pat Bealer showed the competition the short way around Hamlin as the father/son duo baselined their way to a very popular win and second place finish in the headline 30 lap feature for the Wingless 600 Sprints.. Jenna Schostkewitz had the field covered as she raced to her third win of the season in the Wingless 270 Sprint headliner. Hunter Metzger was spot on as he gassed his way to his first career win at Hamlin in the Rookie 600 Sprint twenty lapper. The Junior Slingshot feature was captured by "TVD" Tanner VanDoren as he earned his second win of the season over a tough field of competition.

The "Stars of Tomorrow" from the Junior Slingshot division have been sensational all season long and Saturday was no exception as Tanner VanDoren wasted no time in seizing the lead at the start of the event with pressure coming from Tyler Banks and Jake Mason. Jumping into the picture a couple of laps later was sixth place starting Austin Homan and with one move after another found himself in the runner-up position. The top seven cars were close together in speed and action and a few skirmishes along the way slowed the event down at times. VanDoren would prevail with a stellar performance to capture his second win of the season. Austin Homan enjoyed his best run to date with a great finish in second place while Jake Mason, Tyler Banks and Shelby McLaughlin completed the top five. Not far behind was the second five with John Kendall, Adam Buchel, Joey Kalafut, James Benz and Rachel Dickinson following.

The stars of the over-35 Super Slinger division found Dale Kober at his best as he sailed around the speedway getting faster as the event wore on. Kober turned a fast time of 13.496 seconds to lead every lap but Mike Taylor remained close with some 13.609 second times. Kober would go on to capture his fourth win of the season while Taylor was second, the returning Greg Zellman third, Roger Collins fourth and Wes Hearn, who borrowed Tyler Peet's entry to keep up his points in the division. It was great to have Roger Collins back at the speedway in his first appearance of the season.

The Rookie Wingless 600 Sprint main found Hunter Metzger going to the top of the raceway to grab the lead at the start of the twenty lap main event. That would prove to be the winning move as Metzger strutted his stuff for twenty laps to capture his first ever win at the speedway. Dakota Bartlet has been steady all season long and had another great drive for runner-up honors. Paul Richards Jr had a fast hot rod and raced to third place while turning the fastest lap of the event at 12.360 seconds. Steady Ryan Lacoe was fourth and first time racer in a 600 Sprint Dylan Hoch rounded out the top five. Jake Roberts, Joey Amantea, Joe Nemeth, Carmen Leggio Sr and Tyler Kehs completed the top ten.

The Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified found Joel Smith grabbing the lead at the start of the event and went clear sailing through twenty laps to claim his second win of the season. Anthony Recchio provided plenty of opposition and settled for second place while Jasper Ziegafuse, Michael Samony, Taylor Mills, John Mirabelli, Cody Motto and Janell Geary completed the field.

The Wingless 270 Sprint main found Glenn Macomber leading the first three laps before yielding to Jenna Schostkewitz. Once in front, Jenna reeled off some 12.422 second laps to drive away to a big advantage. got off to a slow start as broke before the event went green. The field slowed on lap-17 as "The Fearless One" Kyle Ferrucci hopped a wheel and got upside down on turn two. Ferrucci was unhurt in the incident. As the field went to green, Schostkewitz would lead the final three laps to claim her third win of the season. Glenn Macomber finished second with Paul Richards Jr, Mike Kalman and Alex Reinsmith following.

Ashley Kober and Nick Delcampo brought the star studded All Star Slingshot field to the starting line for the start of their 20-lap headliner. Delcampo won the drag race into turn one and kept the momentum going as he quickly tried to step away from the field. Ashley Kober had a solid run going and was the runner-up for many laps but this was a night when some behavioral issues had some tempers boiling over. Austin Silfee moved through the field from ninth position and at the midway point was working on slipping past Kober, Josh Marcus and Mike McLaughlin. At that point, more hits than misses kept the racing interesting.

The event was checkered at nineteen laps as the time for the event had passed with Delcampo a clear winner, Silfee second, Josh Marcus third in a great effort, Mike Mclaughlin and Wes Hearn (from 13th position) completing the top five. The second five found Tanner VanDoren, Ashley Kober, Alan Kober, Tyler Peet and Amanda Buchel following.

The headliner of the evening with $750.00 on the line found Zack Bealer grabbing up the initial lead with his Dad, Pat Bealer falling in behind him. Despite being father and son, they traded a bit of paint early on with Zack continuing to lead. The racing became a game of chess moves as the field stayed close and the battle for the baseline became more apparent with each passing lap. Former two time track champion Eddie Strada tried to move topside for a few laps but eventually moved back down to the bottom as Mick D'Agostino had thoughts of his own as he pulled close to Strada on occasion. Youngster Jacob Balliet was as cool as a kid could be as he duked it out with some of the best in the business.

As the event hit the two thirds mark, a check-up in turn three found Balliet turning around and his great run quickly went down the drain. On the restart, Colin White was able to duck underneath D'Agostino and the race would end with Zack Bealer in for the win with Pat Bealer second, Eddie Strada third, Colin White fourth and Mick D'Agostino fifth. The second five found Joel Smith, Damon Paul, Justin Mills, the returning Shelby Harper and steady Ryan Neil completing the top ten.

PEARL JAMS:

Get well wishes go out to Promoter Randy Smith as he suffered torn ligaments in his hand during the week and is in the Saint Likes Hospital. In his absence, the track crew headed up by Modified star Kevin Bates, did their due diligence and offered a very racy track to the drivers. A tip of the fedora to Denise and the entire crew for their hard work and dedication in going on with the show.

The Wingless 600 Sprints ran in a dual heat format with heat race wins going to Zack Bealer, Bobby Butler and Pat Bealer in the first set and Damon Paul, Eddie Strada and Jacob Balliet in the second set. Mike Taylor captured the heat win in the Super Slingers. Three heats were run for the All Star Slingshots with Ashley Kober, Josh Marcus and Nick Delcampo emerging victorious. Tyler Banks and Austin Homan captured the heat wins in the Junior Slingshots. Mike Kalman won the lone heat for the Wingless 270 Sprints.

Time trials were run for the Rookie Wingless 600 Sprints and Dylan Hoch stopped the clocks at 12.678 seconds to nip Ryan Lacoe who turned 12.800. Joel Smith was the top timer in the Stage One Modifieds with a 13.006 second time.

New and returning faces were abundant in the pit area as Roger Collins made his first start of the season in the Super Slingers. Dylan Hoch did a great job in the Rookie 600 Sprint class as he stepped aboard the Amber Oraschin racer and was impressive in the ride. Tyler Lindsey returned to action in the Rookie 600 Sprints. Zack Weisenfluh, who had the misfortune of getting upside down a week ago, was back in action. Jasper Ziegafuse returned to Smith Fabrications Rental car and was solid in the ride and AJ Hobbs returned to action in the division as well. Dillon Emmons made his first appearance at the speedway in some time. Returning to action included CJ Fritz and Matt Miller in the All Star Slingshots. Zack Bealer, Eddie Strada, Bobby Butler, Shelby Harper, Justin Grosz, Larry Hoagland and Mike Linderman were some of the returning faces for the 600 Sprints.

Fans, mark the dates on the calendar so you don't forget as in two weeks there will be two nights of racing at Hamlin next week on June 16th and 17th as Hamlin Speedways hosts the tenth annual "spring into summer sizzler" with a great weekend card of racing enjoyment; two great shows and two great payouts. The Friday evening event will headline the Junior Slingshot National Tour. The Saturday portion will include the Picnic and the rained out MA Gold Tour event for the All Star Slingshots.

The VetStock Firecracker 100 (Hamlin Hundred) event on July 1st is just a few weeks away and anyone who would like to get involved with this great promotion for this event should contact the S&S Speedways at: 570 420 5500. Whether it be a prize or cash donation for this event, all donations are accepted graciously and all will be announced leading up to the event as well as at the speedway. Check out the VetStock website at: www.VetStockUSA.com for additional information.

Lap Sponsorship is also being sold at $10.00 per lap so it is a good time to pump up your sponsors for this great cause. All lap sponsors will be named before the event goes green.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Nick Delcampo, Austin Silfee, JosAll All All Star Slingshots: Nick Delcampo, Austin Silfee, Josh Marcus, Mike McLaughlin, Wes Hearn, Tanner VanDoren, Ashley Kober, Alan Kober, Tyler Peet, Amanda Buchel, Tess Horvath, Jared Silfee, RJ Smykla, Mike Taylor, Samantha Muller, Dale Kober, Dillon Emmons, Emily Fleming, CJ Fritz, Cody Kline, Clayton Davey, Greg Zellman, Taylor Mills, Matt Miller, Troy Langendoerfer

Wingless 270cc Sprints: Jenna Schostkewitz Glenn Macomber, Paul Richards Jr, Mike Kalman, Alex Reinsmith, Kyle Ferrucci

Wingless 600cc Sprints: Zack Bealer, Pat Bealer, Eddie Strada, Colin White, Mick D'Agostino, Joel Smith, Damon Paul, Justin Mills, Shelby Harper, Ryan Neil, Bobby Butler, Duane White, Justin Grosz, Geordan Marrero, Jacob Balliet, Sam Kravitsky, Cody Smith, Larry Hoagland, Tyler Kehs, Brett Altemose, Zac Azzalina, Joseph Smith, Jared Lilly, Mike Linderman, JD Casazza, Mack Brink, Tyler Ulrich

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Joel Smith, Anthony Recchio, Jasper Ziegafuse, Michael Samony, Taylor Mills, John Mirabelli, Cody Motto, Janell Geary, AJ Hobbs

Junior Slingshots: Tanner VanDoren, Austin Homan, Jake Mason, Tyler Banks, Shelby McLaughlin, John Kendall, Adam Buchel, Joey Kalafut, James Benz, Rachel Dickinson, Tommy Stillo, Colton Geary, Kyle Swart, James Hendricks, Aiden Donaldson, Abby Yates

Super Slingshots: Dale Kober, Mike Taylor, Greg Zellman, Roger Collins, Wes Hearn

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Hunter Metzger, Dakota Bartlet, Paul Richards Jr, Ryan Lacoe, Dylan Hoch, Jake Roberts, Joey Amantea, Joe Nemeth, Carmen Leggio Sr, Tyler Kehs, Tyler Lindsey, Cody Powell, Zack Weisenfluh, Mikey Smith (DQ)

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for June 10th when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval and the first edition of the popular NASCAR Crew Challenge.
Hamlin Speedway has many special events scheduled throughout the season and on June 16th and 17th will be the tenth edition of the two day "Spring Into Summer Sizzler" at the speedway that will feature the National Tour event for the Junior Slingshot drivers on the Friday evening portion of the event and the Picnic and an MA Gold Tour event for the All Star Slingshots on Saturday.

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
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Jun
03

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Accord, NY- "Little" Richard Smith Logs In A Fine Drive To Triumph In Accord Speedway Action
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer finally had a great Friday evening as a good burst of June weather allowed the promotional team to not look over the shoulder to see if any rain clouds were on the horizon. The Palmer Family hosted a seven division race card at their superb quarter mile speedplant located in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. A nice crowd was on hand to enjoy the evening of speed sponsored by the good folks at D&D NAPA while the Checkered Flag Bonus was sponsored by the Palmer Family.

Richard Smith rocked the house with an outstanding drive to capture his first win of the season in the United Pump and Tank Modified finale and his first win at the speedway since 2011. "The Otisville Outlaw" Corey Cormier captured his first Accord win of the season in a rim-riding effort as he won the Arkel Motors Sportsman main. "The Intimidator" Ray Tarantino made it two wins for the season as he captured the Upstate Auto Pure Stock encounter. "The Highside Hustler" Eric Jennings raced to his fourth win of the season in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car feature. Ryan McCartney was triumphant in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature event to claim his first ever win at the speedway. "The Cold Spring Kid" Jake Mason raced to his fifth consecutive win at Accord in the Want AD Digest Junior Slingshots. The return of the Empire Lightning Sprints proved to be a happy one for Zach Bennett as he winged his way around the speedway to capture the feature event with an exciting performance.

Richard Smith led the first eleven laps of the United Pump And Tank Modified feature before yielding to the high flying Brad Rothaupt on a restart. Rothaupt would lead for three laps before Smith, with a full head of steam, overtook Rothaupt to assume command of the point once again. Rothaupt and Danny Creeden would run second and third for quite a few laps but making his move into the top five was Danny Tyler. The "Showtime Kid" had himself a fast hot rod and slipped past Rothaupt and Creeden to drive into the runner-up slot with five laps to go. Tyler could not muster up a challenge with Smith with time running out and it would be Smith in his Smith Logging and Land Clearing sponsored machine. Tyler was second in a stout run from 11th position. Rothaupt, Creeden and Anthony Perrego would complete the top five. The second five were Brain Krummel, Brian Malcolm, Kyle VanDuser, Chad Loiodice and Ken Ferrier.

The Arkel Motors Sportsman event found Milton Mann jumping out into the lead at the start and he would lead for three laps before giving way to Rafael Carson who would lead from lap four through six. A restart would allow Mann to regain the lead and Mann was steady in trying to keep his Sedita mount ahead of a quick group of competitors headed up by Corey Cormier. Cormier worked the top and the middle of the raceway before pulling alongside of Mann for a few laps with driver seeking the advantage. On lap 15, an inside move from Corey Cormier off of turn two allowed him to burst into the lead. While Mann slid backwards towards the end of the event, the pressure was mounting as Kyle Rohner, who spun on the opening lap, worked his way from the rear of the field to become a player. Rohner moved into second place late in the race but the evening belonged to Cormier as he raced to victory in the 25-lap event. Rohner was second with Matt Shultz, Tony Kowalchuk from 15th position and Cole Hentschel rounding out the top five. The second five found Tyler Johnston, Robbie Knipe, Jim Johnson, Milton Mann and Jamie Yannone following.

Ryan McCartney led the first two laps of the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature attraction but would give way to Anthony Recchio who powered into the lead. McCartney would regain the lead on lap four and just as quickly would have the smooth running Hunter Lapp making his way into the runner-up slot. McCartney and Lapp would wage a dual until the end of the event as McCartney would nearly lose the lead on a couple of occasions but had more than enough foot to keep the car at the number one spot. McCartney would go on to capture his first ever win at the speedway with Lapp in a runner-up role. Kevin Stevens would come on strong for third with Jake Granacker and Vinny Visconti completing the top five. Recchio hustled back through the field to gain sixth place with Tanner Johnson, Jared Miller, Jamie Doolan and Michael Corbin completing the top ten.

John Hechinger led the first three laps of the Upstate Auto Pure Stock event before Ray Tarantino powered by with a run to the top of the speedway. Once in front, Tarantino pretty much held the field at bay as he led the remainder of the laps to claim his second win of the season. Hechinger has been a real surprise in 2017 as he enjoyed another fine run with a runner-up finish. Steve Williams, Emerson Cargain Jr, Travis Brockner (subbing for Bob Sleight), Harry Bachman, Tanner Granacker, James Goetchius and Chris Kanuk completed the field.

Jake Mason added his fifth consecutive win at the speedway in the Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshot finale. He did it in convincing fashion as won by a straightaway over Brock Pinkerous.

Corey Wood would jump into the lead in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint feature and would lead for three laps before yielding to the returning Thomas Radivoy. Radivoy would lead until lap nine when Eric Jennings blasted by with a top to bottom power move to claim the lead. Jennings would lead the remainder of the laps to claim his fourth straight win at the speedway. Jersey star Rich Mellor rebounded from a mid race spin to charge back and finish second. Larry Ricci, Larry McVay, Andrew Davis, Bob Tersillo and Brandon Gates completed the field.

The return of the Empire Lightning Sprints found an energetic group of drivers happy to return to their old stomping grounds. Doug Norrie would lead the first lap of the feature but on lap number two found himself making contact with the inside barrier and suffering front end damage. Clint Roehrs, a former three time champion at Accord, would lead the next lap before yielding to the high flying Zach Bennett. Bennett would quickly carve out a lead but Roehrs would detonate an engine bringing a red flag out to the field. On the restart, it was all Bennett as he winged his way around the speedway from the top shelf. Bennett would get the win and believed to be his first ever win at the speedway. Justin Phillips, Peter Dance, Alex Bell, Lou Torres, Canadian Charles Belanger, Jesse Pruchnick and Alex Adamsky completed the field.

GEMSTONES:

The hotly contested racing action was completed at 11 PM. Kudos to Gary Palmer and crew for whipping the speedway into excellent shape for the evening of racing action.

Heat wins went to Richard Smith, Danny Tyler and Brad Rothaupt in the Modified division while three heats were needed for the Sportsman with wins going to Corey Cormier, Matt Shultz and Brandon McGill. The Rookie Sportsman heats were claimed by Anthony Recchio and Hunter Lapp. Eric Jennings and Thomas Radivoy captured the sprint car heat wins. Jake Mason captured the Slingshot preliminary. Pure Stock heats wins were captured by Bob Sleight and Steve Williams. The Lightning Sprint heats were claimed by Clint Roehrs and Zach Bennett.

New drivers on hand for the evening besides the traveling Lightning Sprint roster included Alyssa Cody in the Modifieds. Shane Henion was a new addition to the Sportsman division. Tanner Granacker returned to action in the Pure Stocks. John Miller made his initial start with the Rookies. New sprinters on hand were Jeremy Quick and Rich Mellor. Mellor was victorious last season at the Halloween Bowl.

RESULTS:

United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Richard Smith, Danny Tyler, Brad Rothaupt, Danny Creeden, Anthony Perrego, Brian Krummel, Brian Malcolm, Kyle VanDuser, Chad Loiodice, Ken Ferrier, Jesse Marks, Ed Dachenhausen, Alyssa Cody, Richie Eurich, Joe Judge, Kevin Krum, Scott Ferrier, Tyler Treacy, Eddie Burgess, Mark Pullen, Jimmy Wells

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Corey Cormier, Kyle Rohner, Matt Shultz, Tony Kowalchuk, Cole Hentschel, Tyler Johnston, Robbie Knipe, Jim Johnson, Milton Mann, Jamie Yannone, Mike Murphy, Leo Fotopolous, Shane Henion, Rafael Carson, Brandon McGill, Nick Plumstead, Nick Johnson, Dave Demorest, Chris VanDuser

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Eric Jennings, Rich Mellor, Larry Ricci, Larry McVay, Andrew Davis, Bob Tersillo, Brandon Gates, Jeremy Quick, Thomas Radivoy, Heidi Hedin, Don Smith Jr, Cory Wood

Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Ray Tarantino, John Hechinger, Steve Williams, Emerson Cargain Jr, Travis Brockner, Harry Bachman, Tanner Granacker, James Goetchius, Chris Kanuk

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Ryan McCartney, Hunter Lapp, KevinStevens, Jake Granacker, Vinny Visconti, Anthony Recchio, Tanner Johnson, Jared Miller, Jamie Doolan, Michael Corbin, John Miller, Fred Smith, Chet Doolan, Alex VanPelt

Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshots: Jake Mason, Brock Pinkerous

Empire Lightning Sprints: Zach Bennett, Justin Phillips, Peter Dance, Alex Bell, Lou Torres, Charles Belanger, Jesse Pruchnick, Alex Adamsky, Clint Roehrs, Doug Norrie, Shilo Boyce (DNS), Ralph Utter Jr (DNS)

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.
June 9th brings in all regular divisions for action on a night sponsored by our good friends at Williams Lumber. The evening of speed will also highlight the Junior and All Star Slingshot Nationals.

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.
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May
28

HAMLIN SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Hamlin, PA - Sensational Hamlin Speedway Racing Finds Familiar Faces In Victory Lane
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

Hamlin Speedway and the Smith Family kept on track Saturday evening with a spectacular racing show that saw seven tremendous feature events presented as the speedway ends the month of May on the highest of notes. A few of the features went to the wire with the outcome decided in the final moments of the heated racing action. Promoter Randy Smith presented a meticulously groomed race track in place for the more than the one hundred entries that would do battle during the evening. After all was said and done, the seven feature race card was completed at 10:20 PM in the evening and the great crowd on hand enjoyed another monumental night of short-track racing excitement, Hamlin style! S&S Speedways was the sponsor for the evening of speed.

"The Nickel Man" Joel Smith scored a wire to wire triumph in the Hampton RV & Trailer Sales Stage One Modified feature, his first win this season. Nine year old "TVD" Tanner VanDoren found himself in the winners circle with his first win of his career in the hard fought All Star Slingshot main event over a stellar roster of driving talent. The high flying "Bad" Chad Sandt captured his win of the season in the exciting 600 Sprint finale. "Deuce" Glenn Macomber jumped into the lead and put his hot rod on cruise control to capture the twenty lap spectacular for the Wingless 270 Sprints. "Lil Miss" Shelby McLaughlin outlasted a fine group of young chargers to nail down her third victory in the Junior Slingshot finale. "The High Side Hustler" Justin Mills was magical in grabbing up his first win of the season and in the division in the Rookie 600 Sprint main event. "The Oxford Express" Dale Kober was on point as he captured the Super Slinger headliner for his third feature win in the division.

The Hampton RV and Trailer Sales Stage One Modified feature saw Joel Smith take the lead at the drop of the green flag. His Wentz Auto Body Auto Care sponsored hot rod was fast and opened up quite a bit of distance on the field early in the event. Taylor Mills, driving a Stage One Modified for the first time, got comfortable with the car quickly and moved into the runner-up slot after the midway point of the race. Smith had the hot ticket in this evening as he drove to his first win this season. Mills had a spectacular drive for runner-up honors. John Comandini was aboard the Smith Fabrication Rental machine for the evening and in his first ride in over a year came away with a third place finish. John Mirabelli and Mike Samony completed the top five with Janell Geary, Cody Motto, Anthony Recchio and Evan Civick following.

The All Star Slingshot main found Tanner VanDoren grabbing the lead at the drop of the green flag. Van Doren found Nick Vinciguerra a tough customer as the pair battled for a few laps before Vinciguerra found Cody Kline alongside of him and the pair duked it out with Kline now in the number two slot. VanDoren had a four car lead at this point and Kline began to reel off some better lap times than VanDoren to cut into the margin. VanDoren kept his cool and was very poised to be racing with some of the best in the business. Kline would get close but VanDoren would score his first All Star Slingshot win. Kline enjoyed a great run in second with Vinciguerra third, Dale Kober fourth and Chris Kurtz fifth. Mike McLaughlin headed up the second five with Austin Silfee, Jared Silfee, Taylor Mills and Samantha Muller completing the top ten.

Danny Buccafusca grabbed the lead in the Wingless 600 Sprint feature attraction and led for one lap as Chad Sandt found the line he was seeking and drove by Buccafusca for the lead. Once in front, Sandt was able to breakaway for a few laps and the event moved quickly with all of the drivers in the twelve second bracket time wise. Sandt got slowed up in slower traffic and Buccafusca was able to close but it would be Sandt earning his first win of the season. Buccafusca was second in a great run with Brandon Azzalina third, Colin White fourth and Geordan Marrero completing the top five. The second five found Joseph Smith, Zac Azzalina, Pat Bealer, Mick D'Agostino and Justin Mills trailing.

The Rookie 600 Sprint event found Carmen Leggio leading the first three laps before giving way Justin Mills, who found a line at the top of the raceway that suited him just fine. Once in front Mills stayed glued at the top. As the race wore on, Paul Richards Jr began to make a statement as the tenth place starter moved into second place late in the race. He got close to Mills but Mills would capture the feature win with Richards second, Dakota Bartlet third, Mikey Smith fourth and Ryan Lacoe fifth. The second five were Joe Nemeth, Tyler Kehs, Cody Powell, Carmen Leggio and Jake Roberts.

Glenn Macomber seized the lead at the start of the Wingless 270 Sprint main and would go on to run a flawless event to capture his second win of the season. Mike Kalman was second with Kyle Ferrucci third, the returning Robbie Watson fourth, Randy Gombert fifth, Steven Weirich sixth and Alex Reinsmith seventh.

Mike Taylor grabbed the lead at the start of the Super Slinger feature and fended off the early challenges of Jeff Haduck early on in the event and then Dale Kober. Kober came on strong and grabbed the lead from Taylor on lap ten. Kober would go on and take his third win of the season with Taylor in second, Haduck third, Alan Kober fourth, John Gilroy fifth and Jim Conroy sixth.

The Junior Slingshot event took center stage as Speedway Announcer Steve Pados went trackside to introduce the "stars of tomorrow" to the standing room only crowd on hand for the event. After a resounding send-off, James Costlow led for the first nine laps lap but went wide out of turn four and gave way to the high flying Shelby McLaughlin. McLaughlin would go on to capture the win with Jake Mason, James Costlow, Austin Homan and John Kendall. The second five found Tanner VanDoren, Tyler banks, Brian Smith, Abby Yates and Kyle Swart following.

PEARL JAMS:

Despite all of the rain that has been hitting the area of late, the speedway was in excellent condition for the evening of speed and Randy Smith gave the great roster of driving talent a superb track to compete on.

The time trialed sessions found Troy Langendoerfer lay down the fast time for the All Star Slingshots at 13.941 seconds just nipping Dale Kober who clocked a 14.114 time. Time trials for the Wingless 270 Sprints found Kyle Ferrucci with the top time of 12.547 seconds.

Dale Kober nailed down a heat win the Super Slingers. Chad Sandt, Pat Bealer and Geordan Marrero claimed heat wins in the Wingless 600 Sprints. Junior Slingshot heats were claimed by Tanner VanDoren and Shelby McLaughlin. Rookie 600 heats went to Jake Roberts and Joe Nemeth. The Stage One Modified heat went to Joel Smith.

With this being the fourth entry into the record books for the 2017 season, many of the speedway newcomers are becoming familiar with finding the fast way around the speedway. Impressive showings from the veteran talent had them finding at least three grooves to work their magic from.

Making their first starts of the season on Saturday night included Taylor Mills and John Comandini in the Stage One Modifieds. RJ Smykla, Amanda Conroy and Tanner Jones made starts in the All Star Slingshots. Nathan Smith and Louie Horvath in the 600 Sprints were new entries. It was good to see Robbie Watson return in the 270 Sprints along with Steven Weirich. John Gilroy was back in action in the Super Slingers. Brian Smith, Kyle Swart and Aiden Donaldson were new Junior Slingshot drivers.

The Hamlin Hundred scheduled for July 1st will be raising money for Vet Stock for the next few weeks and the group is headed up by Tom Ryan. VetStock coordinates and promotes fundraising efforts for Veteran organizations in Pike and Monroe Counties in the Northeast region of the state. All race teams, fans and sponsors are encouraged to assist in this fund raising annual event. Allesson Rode will be spearheading the collections at the speedway.

JJ Rice missed the Saturday night racing as he suffered a broken wrist while playing Lacrosse. Veteran campaigner Everett Haubrich was spotted taking in the races. Emily Fleming also missed the event as she is having some motors troubles with her racer.

RESULTS:

All Star Slingshots: Tanner VanDoren, Cody Kline, Nick Vinciguerra, Dale Kober, Chris Kurtz, Mike McLaughlin, Austin Silfee, Jared Silfee, Taylor Mills, Samantha Muller, Amanda Buchel, Mike Taylor, Troy Langendoerfer, Tyler Peet, RJ Smykla, Tanner Jones, Ashley Kober, Tess Horvath, Clayton Davey, Josh Marcus, Nick Delcampo. Amanda Conroy

Wingless 270cc Sprints: Glenn Macomber, Mike Kalman, Kyle Ferrucci, Robbie Watson, Randy Gombert, Steven Weirich, Alex Reinsmith

Wingless 600cc Sprints: Chad Sandt, Danny Buccafusca, Brandon Azzalina, Colin White, Geordan Marrero, Joseph Smith, Zac Azzalina, Pat Bealer, Mick D'Agostino, Justin Mills, Joel Smith, Damon Paul, Cody Smith, JD Casazza, Ryan Neil, Jacob Balliet, Adam Huff, Taylor Troxel, Sam Kravitsky, Tyler Galatro, Mack Brink, Louie Horvath, Duane White, Jared Lilly, Nathan Smith

Hampton RV And Trailer Stage One Modifieds: Joel Smith, Taylor Mills, John Comandini, John Mirabelli, Michael Samony, Janell Geary, Cody Motto, Anthony Recchio, Evan Civick

Junior Slingshots: Shelby McLaughlin, Jake Mason, James Costlow, Austin Homan, John Kendall, Tanner VanDoren, Tyler Banks, Brian Smith, Abby Yates, Kyle Swart, Joey Kalafut, Adam Buchel, Rachel Dickinson, Aiden Donaldson, Colton Geary, James Benz, James Hendricks

Super Slingshots: Dale Kober, Mike Taylor, Jeff Haduck, Alan Kober, John Gilroy, Jim Conroy

JPA Masonry Rookie 600cc Wingless Sprints: Justin Mills, Paul Richards Jr, Dakota Bartlet, Mikey Smith, Ryan Lacoe, Joe Nemeth, Tyler Kehs, Cody Powell, Carmen Leggio Sr, Jake Roberts, Tony Parlanti, Macy Litchauer, JR Williams, Brett Altemose, Richard Rickle, Noah Zielinski, Mark Berkenstock, Joey Amantea

Racing every Saturday evening from April through September. The next event on the Hamlin Speedway schedule is set for June 3rd when all Divisions will be in action on the 1/5th mile clay cushioned oval as the second special event of the season for the Wingless 600 Sprints with the winner earning $750.00 based on a thirty car entry field and dual heat format.

Hamlin Speedway has many special events scheduled throughout the season and the date of June 10th will bring in the first of two scheduled NASCAR Crew Challenges. The following week on June 16th and 17th will be the tenth edition of the two day "Spring Into Summer Sizzler" at the speedway that will feature the National Tour event for the Junior Slingshot drivers on the Friday evening portion of the event.

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
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May
27

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Accord, NY- "Jammin" Jimmy Wells Reaches Paydirt To Capture First Career Modified Win At Accord Speedway
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer once again rolled the dice and came up the big winners on Friday evening as they ushered in the Memorial Day weekend at their superb quarter mile speedplant located in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. With a less than admirable weather forecast for the evening, the Palmer Family had a great field of racers prepared to go racing and an enthusiastic crowd of loyal fans on hand for the event. WRWD Radio 107.3 FM was the headline sponsor for the evening and presented a show with live music from country music hopeful Bill Manis, along with the VFW Color Guard and the host of the show, radio personality Uncle Mike Hansen from WRWD Radio. The Checkered Flag bonus was sponsored by Insinger Fuels.

Not one of the fans left the house disappointed as defending 2016 Sportsman champion Jimmy Wells took advantage of a front row starting spot and wired the field to score his first ever Modified victory at the speedway in the United Pump & Tank Modifieds. Nick Johnson laid claim to his first win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman finale with a stellar run to the checkered flag. Eric Jennings made it three wins in a row in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars. Steve Williams put together a masterful run to triumph in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature. "The Cold Spring Kid" Jake Mason made it four wins in a row in the Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshots. Kevin Stevens captured the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman event to close down the curtain on an excellent night of racing.

Jimmy Wells and Joe Judge brought the United Pump and Tank Modified division starting field to the line for the start of the 30-lap headliner for the Modified division. Quick starting Wells would jump into the lead with fourth starting Ken Ferrier rocking the top of the raceway to move into the runner-up slot by lap four. Wells had a big lead early on that Ferrier would begin to nip away at and by lap twenty had closed in on Wells as they entered slower traffic. Wells was a bit quicker in slipping past traffic and Ferrier bobbled with five laps to go when he jumped the cushion and had to correct the racer. Wells would go on to capture the win with Ken Ferrier in for second place money. Danny Creeden ran a steady race to finish third with Joe Judge and Brian Krummel completing the top five. Krummel began the event in 11th position. Scott Ferrier headed up the second followed by Ed Dachenhausen, Richard Smith, Jesse Marks and Anthony Perrego.

Ryan McCartney was fast out of the blocks to kick-off the WRWD Radio Rookie sportsman event. A few jingles early on slowed the pace but on each restart McCartney proved to have the hot hand as he continued to set the pace. Vinny Visconti, Jake Granacker and Kevin Stevens provided strong opposition during the event. On lap twelve things unraveled quickly for McCartney as Brandon Daley got out of shape on the backstretch and fought the car into the turn with McCartney coming on the scene with the cars making contact and McCartney spinning towards the inside track barrier. The turn of events would put McCartney out of contention and place Kevin Stevens in the lead. Stevens would lead the final three laps to claim his first ever victory at Accord. Granacker raced to runner-up honors with Hunter Lapp, Vinny Visconti and Jimmy Devitt completing the top five. Newcomer Jeff Higham headed up the second five with the returning Tanner Johnson, Ryan McCartney and newcomers Michael Bull and Jared Miller completing the top ten.

The WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car finale found Corey Wood leading the first three laps of the event before yielding to the high flying Eric Jennings. Jennings would build from there as he built up a lead that would soon find Larry McVay pecking away at Jennings advantage. Jennings was able to keep McVay at bay and would go on to capture his third win of the season at Accord. McVay was strong in second place with the returning Larry Ricci third, Andrew Davis fourth and newcomer Brandon Gates completing the top five.

Jake Mason continued his winning ways by capturing his fourth win in succession at the speedway. Newcomer Brock Pinkerous was the runner-up with Ashton DeWitt third. Mason added to his winning total with a $100.00 bonus thrown in from Corey Cormier Racing for the winner of the Slingshot event.

The Arkel Motors Sportsman event was a barn-burner and head-turner from the drop of the green flag as Rafael Carson would lead the first two laps before losing the handle on his Pine Cone Resort sponsored hot rod. On the restart, Nick Johnson displayed a big right foot and took command of the event. Corey Cormier hustled his way from eighth spot to become a player and just as quickly Kyle Rohner raced from 12th spot to also challenge for the lead. As the laps clicked off, it became a four car race as Johnson, Cormier, Rohner and an emerging Tony Kowalchuk were duking it out. A jingle on lap-17 found a many car pile-up that took out Rohner, Ralph Ronk and Milton Mann. When the event went green, Johnson survived the strong challenge from Kowalchuk to score his first victory of the season with Kowalchuk second. Corey Cormier, Robbie Knipe and Cole Hentschel completed the top five. The second five was headed up by Tyler Johnston with Jimmy Johnson, Brad Horton, Matt Shultz and Mike Senecal following.

Steve Williams led wire to wire in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock finale to capture his first win of the 2017 racing season. The win didn't come easy as Emerson Cargain and Travis Brockner applied plenty of pressure on him as they would finish second and third respectively. John Hechinger and Austin Smith completed the top five.

GEMSTONES:

The hotly contested racing action was completed at 11:15 PM. Promoter Gary Palmer and crew worked overtime to bring the track to racing standards after the abundance of rain that fell on the speedway on Thursday.

Heat wins went to Jimmy Wells, Ken Ferrier and Scott Ferrier in the Modified division while Phil Goetchius, Corey Cormier and Nick Johnson captured the Sportsman heats. Rookie heats were claimed by Jake Granacker and Ryan McCartney. The Pure Stock heat was claimed by Steve Williams. Jake Mason captured the Slingshot heat. Sprint heat wins went to Larry Ricci and Eric Jennings. .

New drivers on hand for the evening included Terry Arnold, Jamie Yannone, Mike Senecal and Tanner Johnson in the Sportsman division. Patrick Murphy and Kevin Ward made their first appearances of the season in the Modifieds. New Rookie Sportsman drivers included George Begg, Alex Van Pelt, Mike Bull, Jeff Higham, John DeWitt and Jared Miller. Larry Ricci, former Quad champion Brandon Gates, and Geoff Quackenbush were new drivers on hand for the Sprint Cars. Austin Smith was a newcomer for the Pure Stock division.

Many thanks to Corey Cormier and Team for the generous addition to the Junior Slingshot purse. Corey enjoyed a fine win last Sunday at another speedway.

Thanks again to Uncle Mike Hansen and WRWD Radio for a wonderful night at the speedway. The presentation went well and plans are already underway to make next year's event even bigger and better. Uncle Mike and Announcer Steve Pados talked about the many activities WRWD Radio is involved with and of the great tie in with the Accord Speedway.

The Empire Lightning Sprints return to the speedway next week for their first appearance of the season and hope many of the stars of the series will be part of the action.

RESULTS:

United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Jimmy Wells, Ken Ferrier, Danny Creeden, Joe Judge, Brian Krummel, Scott Ferrier, Ed Dachenhausen, Richard Smith, Jesse Marks, Anthony Perrego, Danny Tyler, Kyle VanDuser, Chad Loiodice, Kevin Ward, Brian Malcolm, Mark Pullen, Richie Eurich, Patrick Murphy, Eddie Burgess, Kevin Krom

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Nick Johnson, Tony Kowalchuk, Corey Cormier, Robbie Knipe, Cole Hentschel, Tyler Johnston, Jim Johnson, Brad Horton, Matt Shultz, Mike Senecal, Rafael Carson, Winter Mead, Kyle Rohner, Ralph Ronk, Milton Mann, Mike Murphy, Brandon McGill, Jamie Yannone, Phil Goetchius, Chris Van Duser, Dave Demorest, Terry Arnold

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Eric Jennings, Larry McVay, Larry Ricci, Andrew Davis, Brandon Gates, Cory Wood, Bob Tersillo, Geoff Quackenbush

Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Steve Williams, Emerson Cargain Jr, Travis Brockner, John Hechinger, Austin Smith, James Goetchius, Ray Tarantino, Steve Kanuk
WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: KevinStevens, Jake Granacker, Hunter Lapp, Vinny Visconti, Jimmy Devitt, Jegg Higham, Tanner Johnson, Ryan McCartney, Michael Bull, Jared Miller, Michael Corbin, Brandon Daley, George Begg, John DeWitt, Anthony Recchio

Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshots: Jake Mason, Brock Pinkerous, Ashton DeWitt

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.

June 2nd brings in all regular divisions for action on a night sponsored by D&D NAPA. The evening of speed will also see the return of the Empire Lightning Sprints.

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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