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Oct
21

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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.

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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.

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Accord, NY- Accord Speedway Names 2018 Champions To Highlight Spectacular Race Card
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

The final days of the summer acts as the informant to alert fans the 2018 racing season is heading into the final stages of the season. Accord Speedway's final regular season points battles came to a conclusion on Friday evening as damp but muggy weather arrived to the Catskill Mountains of New York state. The Friday evening of events brought out a nice sized crowd to the speedway as the Accord Speedway presented it's "Night of Champions" to the "Gem in the Catskills" facility. All track champions were crowned in the final evening of points at the speedway for the 2018 racing season. The over the top event was sponsored by Orange County Fair Speedway and Taylor Rental. Their websites are: www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net and www.taylorrental.com

With some of the divisions at the speedway beyond tight in the point chases, all drivers with aspirations for a track title had to be at their very best to land in the WRWD Radio victory lane when the racing was completed. Heading up the list of 2018 track champions is "The Montgomery Missile" Anthony Perrego who enjoyed a great 2018 season and finished strongly to capture the Insinger Fuels Modified division title and in doing so captured his second Modified title at the track as he also was champion in 2016. "The Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner was dominant all season and captured six wins during the season on his way to his fourth Accord Speedway title in the Arkel Motors Sportsmen division. "The Traveling Man" Mick D'Agostino spent the first few weeks learning a new division but quickly learned the short way around Accord as he scored six wins and remained consistent all season long to place his stamp onto the speedway title in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car division. The Upstate Auto Pure Stock racers had three drivers vying for the title but when the final tally rang down it would be Steve Williams winning the title in the hotly contested Upstate Auto Pure Stock division to earn his second driving title at Accord. The Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder title found Jerry Kingeter the most consistent of a great group of competitors as he waltzed to title in the first year racing division.

The event brought out a nice field of drivers and racing equipment as the event served a dual purpose for the drivers who will be entering the spectacular "King of the Catskills" events scheduled for Saturday night, September 29th. The racing action during the evening was hot, heavy and hectic on the speedway with a few of the track titles still on the line. Anthony Perrego was fast and furious as he captured his third win of the season in the Insinger Fuel Modifieds. Chris VanDuser had a fast set of wheels under him as he claimed his first ever Accord win in the Arkel Motors Sportsman finale. John Hechinger captured his first ever Accord Speedway after a couple of competitors in front of him were found illegal and Hechinger was credited with the win in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock headliner. "Captain Quick" Jeremy Quick dominated the action to win his sixth feature of the season in WRWD Sprint Car action. John Brown took over the lead on lap five and went on to capture his first ever win at Accord in the Rookie Sportsman finale. Two features for the Emmanuel's Marketplace would prove to scramble the Fireballer's point battle with Richard Smith capturing the held-over feature event while Mike Travis had more than enough ammo to shoot down the rest of the field in capturing his first feature win at Accord in the night-cap.

The Insinger Fuels Modified division found the veteran Ken Ferrier jumping out front at the start and setting a torrid pace in the event. Kyle VanDuser, Rich Ricci III and Nick Johnson took up the chase but seventh starting Anthony Perrego was making big waves while charging forward. By lap four Perrego had moved into fourth and one by one those in front of him fell prey to the fast running Perrego hot rod. Moving into the runner-up slot by lap seven Perrego tried a couple of different lines but Ferrier hung tough and continued to dice it out with the newly crowned champion. Perrego cleared Ferrier to take over the lead on lap ten and Perrego was rocking the house with some 13 second lap times to leave the rest of the field in his wake. Perrego would capture his third Accord Speedway win of the season with Ferrier a solid second place finish. Jimmy Wells would hustle to third place while, Mike Ricci and Danny Creeden would complete the top five. Kyle VanDuser would head up the second five with Rich Ricci III, the returning Michael Storms, Jesse Marks and Rich Eurich finishing up the top ten. With the win Perrego also won the qualified spot for the big Eastern States 200 to be held at the Orange County Fair Speedway in October.

The WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car feature found Jeremy Quick an absolute rocket as he grabbed the lead from fourth starting place on lap one and he would the control the point the entire twenty laps to capture his sixth feature win of the season. MIck D'Agostino claimed runner-up honors and along with it, capturing his first Accord Speedway championship in the process. The Malley Boys, Jordan Lawrence and Dan Malley followed with Gary Huston completing the top five.

The Upstate Auto Pure Stock finale proved to be an exciting as well as entertaining event as Jay Smalley jumped into the early lead with Travis Brockner taking up the chase. Smalley led until lap twelve when he drifted high in turn two and Brockner seized the opportunity to blast into the lead. Brockner would cross the line as the winner with Smalley in second but post race infractions found both cars disqualified and placed to the rear. John Hechinger, who had never won at the speedway in the past, was credited with the win with Steve Williams in second place. The finish would vault Williams to the championship. Emerson Cargain Jr was third while Livy Johnson, Mike DuBois, Chris Kanuk, Tim Southard and Rich Scott following.

Chris VanDuser got off to a phenomenal start in the Arkel Motors Sportsman feature headliner. VanDuser would receive a heap of pressure coming from Leo Fotopoulos, as the young driving star was competing in his final sportsman event before stepping into the Modified ranks. With the top four cars clicking off lap times in the 13.7 to 13.8 second mark, the racing was tight and calculating. VanDuser would never waiver in his quest to capture the win and fought off the advances of Fotopoulos time and time again. VanDuser would cross the line first for his first ever win at Accord while Fotopoulos was the runner-up. The newly crowned champion Kyle Rohner raced from tenth to take over third in the waning laps from the veteran Harry Baldwin who would earn a fourth place finish and Ryan McCartney completed the top five. Corey Cormier, in a second McCartney entry was sixth with Tyler Johnston, Alex VanPelt, Travis Green and Mike Senecal completing the top ten.

Robbie Colburn used his outside pole position start to grab the lead at the start of the WRWD Rookie Sportsman feature. Colburn was on his way to a huge lead but a caution brought the field to a halt. When racing resumed John Brown began to pressure Colburn and would take over the lead on lap six. Brown was fast but Colburn remained behind him throughout the remainder of the event with Brown winning his first main event at the speedway. Colburn would be the runner-up with Brian Durbin, Jeff Higham, Michael Corbin, Erin Paulison and Samantha Muller completing the field.

The Fireballer's held-over feature found Ken Barringer jumping out front early on and holding onto it despite constant pressure from a trio of hot rods. Barringer would lead until lap twelve when tenth starting Richard Smith pulled even with Barringer as they raced out of turn four. As they crossed the starting stripe Smith nosed his way into the lead and took over the lead for good in turn one. Smith would race to his fifth win of the season with Barringer second in what may have been his best finish of the season. Ed King, Brandon Conklin and Jeff DeGroat rounded out the top five while Willie DeGraw, Dave Bendell, Mike Travis, Jerry Kingster and Bob Clarke completed the top ten.

The second event for the Fireballer's, Ryan Heady jumped out front and led for two laps before Mike Travis found the baseline to his liking and he took control of the lead. From then on it would Travis separating himself from the field as he cake-walked into victory lane for his first win in 2018. Jeff DeGroat, Richard Smith, Ed King, George Barringer, Brandon Conklin, Brent Shaddock, Ken Barringer, Bob Clarke and Nicole Nelson complted the top ten.

GEMSTONES:

Despite the weather, Promoter Gary Palmer, gave the competitors a great track to race on resulting in some of the fastest times of the season in most divisions. The talented roster of drivers tested the many racing channels of the speedway throughout the evening in preparation for the blockbuster "King of the Catskills" spectacular coming up on September 29th and sponsored by Insinger Fuels.

Heat race action in the Modifieds found Rich Ricci III and Nick Johnson capturing victories. Alex VanPelt, Matt Shultz and Leo Fotopoulos scored heat wins in the Sportsman action. The Pure Stock heats went to Emerson Cargain and Travis Brockner. Mick D'Agostino captured the Sprint Car heat win. The rookie heat win went to Robbie Colburn. Fireball Heats were claimed by Ryan Heady, Mike Travis and Jerry Kingeter.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Bob Sleight.

A moment of silence was observed for long time Accord and Orange County racer Craig Barringer who passed away last week. After his racing days he was a frequent visitor to the Accord Speedway. May he rest in peace.

There is a special benefit for the Al Mitchell Family on Sunday, September 16th starting with a car cruise from Ulster County (Old Office Depot) to Mariner's Harbor in Kingston. Following will be Food, music, raffles, silent auction and much more for $20.00 with all proceeds going to the Al Mitchell Family to assist in offsetting his rising medical expenses.

The King of the Catskills will take place on a Saturday night on September 29th. Insinger Fuels Modifieds will race for $5,000.00 to win the 60 lap event with $300.00 to take the green based on a 25 entry car count. With the help from Yannone Enterprises and Superior Landscaping, the Crate Sportsman will now race for $2,500.00 to win for 30 laps and based on a 25 car minimum. The Fireballers will race for $500.00 based on a 20 car entry and the Enduro cars will vie for $750.00 based on a 50 car entry. Pit Gates will open at 3:30 and spectator gates will open at 4 PM. Hot laps will begin at 6 PM. Spectator Pricing is Adults $24.00, Seniors $22.00, Kids $5.00: Outdoor Reserved seating is $26.00 and Indoor reserved sating is $30.00. The Family Four Pack is priced at $68.00. For more information, go to the speedway website at: www.accordspeedway.com or contact the speedway office at: 845-626-3478

RESULTS:

Insinger Fuels Modifieds: Anthony Perrego, Ken Ferrier, Jimmy Wells, Mike Ricci, Danny Creeden, Kyle VanDuser, Rich Ricci III, Michael Storms, Jesse Marks, Rich Eurich, Joe Judge, John Lutes Jr, Nick Johnson, Chris Stevens, Danny Tyler, Ray See Jr ,

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Chris VanDuser, Leo Fotopoulos, Kyle Rohner, Harry Baldwin, Ryan McCartney, Corey Cormier, Tyler Johnston, Alex VanPelt, Travis Green, Mike Senecal, Dave Demorest, Cole Stangle, Matt Shultz, Danny Morgiewicz, Kevin Stevens, Jamie Yannone, RJ Smith, Cole Hentschel, Charles Loiodice, Mike Murphy

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Jeremy Quick, Mick D'Agostino, Jordan Lawrence, Dan Malley, Gary Huston, Mike Traver, Mark Connolly, Corey Wood, Andrew Davis

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: John Brown, Robbie Colburn, Brian Durbin, Jeff Higham, Michael Corbin, Erin Paulison, Kyle Swart, Samantha Muller, Billy Fiske

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders: MIke Travis, Jeff DeGroat, Richard Smith, Ed King, George Barringer, Brandon Conklin, Brent Shaddock, Ken Barringer, Bob Clarke, Nicloe Nelson, Jerry Kingeter, Robert Phillips, Tim DeGrote, Willie DeGraw, Dave Bendell, Ryan Heady, Bill Rion, Ethan Cogswell, Travis Cogswell

Upstate Auto Pure Stock: John Hechinger, Steve Williams, Emerson Cargain Jr, Livy Johnson, Mike DuBois, Chris Kanuk, Tim Southard, Rich Scott, (DQ) Travis Brockner, Jay Smalley

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders: (Make-up from 9/7) Richard Smith, Ken Barringer, Ed King, Brandon Conklin, Jeff DeGroat, Willie DeGraw, Dave Bendell, Mike Travis, Jerry Kingeter, Bob Clarke, Brent Shaddock, Ethan Cogswell, Ryan Heady, Robert Phillips, Nicole Nelson, George Barringer, Tim DeGrote, Travis Cogswell, Jesse Torrens, Marisol Torrens, Dick Shaddock, Alec Graham

Racing is on tap every Friday evening 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.

Accord Speedway will be dark next week in preparation for the Grand Daddy of the Accord Speedway events, "The King of the Catskills" which comes to the speedway on September 29th.

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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By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media
Accord, NY- First Responders Night At Accord Speedway An Overwhelming Success; Bachetti Wins Again
The Catskills Mountains of New York State provided the backdrop for a spectacular Friday evening as the Accord Speedway presented the annual First Responders tribute for the greater Hudson Valley area. The over the top event was sponsored by the good folks from Upstate Auto (www.upstateautoinc.com) and Ulster Firearms and featured a sensational tribute to all First Responders. The event portion for the First Responders was headed up by Jim Slinsky and the Ulster County Sheriff's Office K9 Team. An over the top presentation featuring music, bag pipes, 21 gun salute, narration with video, echoing bugles and a tremendous number of fire trucks and emergency equipment filled the speedway. The show was brought to a climactic close with an another fireworks/skyworks extravaganza from Santore's Famous Fireworks. DJ Tim Adams provided the music during the celebration.

While the evening had a bit of everything going on, the racing action at track-side was once again superb from all angles. Picking up wins were "The Wild Child" Andy Bachetti as he sailed to victory in the Insinger Fuels Modifieds with a dominating wire to wire triumph to pick up his fourth win of the season at Accord. In the Arkel Motors Sportsman division, Kevin Stevens flexed his muscles as he steered his Frank Stevens Roofing sponsored hot rod to his first ever win at Accord. Not to be outdone, Dan Malley hustled his Malley Pool Water entry to the front and led all of the way to capture his first ever Accord win in the WRWD NEWS Sprint Car division. Showing that his trusty Camaro still had what it takes, Bob Sleight grabbed the lead at the halfway point and raced to his third win of the season in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock division feature.

Nick Johnson and Kyle VanDuser brought the Modifieds down for the start of the thirty lap feature attraction and the event began on an even keel as the field raced through turns one and two. Bachetti, who started from fourth slid to the inside heading down the backstretch and passed by both Johnson and VanDuser to take control of the event. Once in front, Bachetti ate up real estate and built up a huge lead that would evaporate on lap thirteen when Ed Burgess came to a halt in turn two. On the restart Bachetti powered away but by this time Tyler Boniface and Danny Creeden were having a dogfight for the runner-up role. Boniface, who had only competed in a handful events at Accord in 2018, proved he had himself a stout piece of equipment to battle with Creeden and the pair put on some excellent racing for the fans. Joe Judge encountered problems on lap-25 and the field went to caution for the final time. On the restart, Bachetti again controlled the point and would go on to record his foruth win of the season at Accord. Creeden was second with Boniface third, Anthony Perrego drove to fourth place and Nick Johnson was fifth in a stellar run for the rookie Modified talent. Heading up the second five was Rich Ricci Jr with Jimmy Wells, Danny Tyler, Jesse Marks and Ray See Jr completing the top ten finishers.

In the Arkel Motors Sportsman battle, Harry Baldwin would lead the first two laps until he spun in front of the storming traffic in turn four. On the restart, Kevin Stevens lined up from the outside and grabbed the lead out of turn four. Stevens was consistent with some 13.9 second lap times and would have a good lead until lap nine when Nick Plumstead suffered mechanical problems in his borrowed ride. On the restart, Stevens again showed he had the power but Tyler Johnston came quickly onto the scene after he slipped past hard running Danny Morgiewicz. Another restart was needed on lap-17 when Anthony Recchio spun and on the restart Stevens and Johnston were nose to tail and would remain that way with the checkered flag falling on lap twenty with Stevens winning his first feature at Accord and Johnston finishing second. Morgiewicz was third with Leo Fotopoulos and Cole Hentschel completing the top five. The second five found Charles Loiodice, Alex VanPelt, Travis Green, in his first run in Sportsman, Ryan McCartney and Kyle Rohner completing the top ten.

The WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature found Brian Durbin with a fast hot rod as he led all of the way to claim his second win of the season. Robbie Colburn gave Durbin plenty of chase to finish as the runner-up while John Brown would be third, Jason Armstrong Fourth and Kyle Swart fifth.

Dan Malley was all business as he took the lead at the drop of the green flag and would lead the first two laps until newcomer Kyle Pugliese got upside down and back on his wheels in turn two. On the restart, Malley would race away to a huge advantage and now had Andrew Davis and Jeremy Quick staying with him. Davis and Quick would race nose to tail as they closed in on Malley. The battle ended with Malley crossing the line to capture his first win at Accord, while Davis would jump the cushion and the move allowed Quick to slide into second with Davis recovering and finishing third. Mick D'Agostino, Mike Traver, Jordan Lawrence, Mark Connolly and Gary Huston completed the field of sprinters.

The close competition of the Upstate Auto Pure Stock division makes for great racing action and the night would prove to be no exception. John Hechinger took the lead at the start and would lead through four laps until a faulty tires put him on the sidelines. The reigning track champion Travis Brockner would inherit the lead and the wind as he would lead through lap seven. Bob Sleight found the inside of the speedway to his liking and was able to pull even with Brockner and slip past him to gain control of the point. Once in front, Sleight would lead while behind a four car battle was going on and would remain that way until the checkered flag fell ending the event with Sleight winning his third feature of the season. Brockner would finish second with Livy Johnson, Emerson Cargain Jr and Steve Williams completing the top five. Following would be Johnny Miracle, Tom Cilurso Jr, Rich Scott, Chris Kanuk and Tim Southard to complete the top ten.

The Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball feature was postponed until next week.

GEMSTONES:

Despite the fact it rained until noon, Promoter Gary Palmer worked right up until race time to give the racers an excellent speedway top to bottom and it showed with many three and four wide racing taking place throughout the evening. After the all of the First REsponders equipment left the speedway, Palmer gave the track the once over and all of the features were fabulous. Andy Bachetti had the fast time of the evening with some quick 13.4 second lap times while more than a half dozen drivers were clocking in the 13.6 to 13.9 range.

The talented roster of drivers tested the many racing channels of the speedway throughout the evening in preparation for the blockbuster "King of the Catskills" spectacular coming up on September 29th and sponsored by Insinger Fuels.

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

The National Anthem was sung by Vincent Nigro. Narration was provided by the Sheriff of Ulster County Paul J.VanBlarcum. Ulster County Sheriff's Chaplain Christopher Arnold led the prayer.

Special thanks are in order to those who donated to the fireworks including Upstate Auto, Ulster Firearms, RJ Smith Racing, Advance Concrete Foundations, Superior Remodeling, Peak Engineering, Saunderskill Farm, Shakelton NAPA, Fast Signs of Kingston, Arrowood Farm and Santore's Famous Fireworks. We truly appreciate your efforts.

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

A bike raffle courtesy of Upstate Auto had Annabel Mihm winning the girls bike and Bentley Thomsen winning the boys bike

Happy birthday wishes go out to Hailey Markle and Randy Anderson. The newly married Mr and Mrs Roger Lebron spent part of their honeymoon at the Accord Speedway. Congratulations folks!

Grandma Anne's Pies were distributed to all feature winners

Special Thanks go out to Clayton McCartney and Benny Campbell for assisting the speedway when a meter box blew out and rendering a portion of the speedway semi-dark. Thanks guys for being there for us.

Heat race action in the Modifieds found Andy Bachetti, Joe Judge, Jesse Marks and Kyle VanDuser racking up wins. Leo Fotopoulos, Kevin Stevens and Nick Plumstead scored heat wins in the Sportsman action. The Pure Stock heats went to Jay Smalley and Travis Brockner. Andrew Davis and Jordan Lawrence captured the Sprint Car heat wins. The Rookie heat win went to Brian Durbin. Fireball heats went to Dave Bendell, Ed King and Mike Travis

RESULTS:

Insinger Fuels Modifieds: Andy Bachetti, Danny Creeden, Tyler Boniface, Anthony Perrego, Nick Johnson, Rich Ricci Jr, Jimmy Wells, Danny Tyler, Jesse Marks, Ray See Jr, Richard Smith, Tommy Johnson, Mark Pullen, Ken Ferrier, Kyle VanDuser, Joe Judge, Mike Ricci, Ed Burgess, Rich Ricci III.

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Kevin Stevens, Tyler Johnston,Dan Morgiewicz, Leo Fotopoulos, Cole Hentschel, Charles Loiodice, Alex VanPelt, Travis Green, Ryam McCartney, Kyle Rohner, Mike Murphy, Matt Shultz, Mike Senecal, Harry Baldwin, Tyler Peet, Anthony Recchio, Nick Plumstead, Chris VanDuser, RJ Smith, Jamie Yannone

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Dan Malley, Jeremy Quick,Andrew Davis, Mick D'Agostino, Mike Traver, Jordan Lawrence, Mark Connolly, Gary Huston, Kyle Pugliese

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Brian Durbin, Robbie Colburn, John Brown, Jason Armstrong, Brian Durbin, Kyle Swart

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders: Postponed to next week.

Upstate Auto Pure Stock: Bob Sleight, Travis Brockner, Livy Johnson, Emerson Cargain, Steve Williams, Johnny Miracle, Tom Cilurso Jr, Rich Scott, Chris Kanuk, Tim Southard, Mike DuBois Jr, Codi Clark, Jay Smalley, John Hechinger, James Goetchius

Racing is on tap every Friday evening 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.

Next Friday, September 14th brings the fine folks from the Orange County Fair Speedway and Taylor Rental to the Accord Speedway with all divisions in action. The event will serve at the "Night of Champions" as all of the division champions will be named and interviewed in the WRWD Radio Victory Lane after the events are completed. The night will also serve as the Big Block Qualifier for the the annual Eastern States Weekend to be held at Orange County in October.

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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Sep
05

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Accord, NY: First Responders To Be Honored Friday Night At Accord Speedway

The Catskills Mountains of New York State will provide the backdrop for a spectacular Friday evening on Spetember 7th as the Accord Speedway presents it's third annual First Responders Night at the "Gem in the Catskills" facility. The plans have been in place for the past year as the First Responders is headed up by the great efforts of Jim Slinsky and the Ulster County Sheriff's Office K9 Team. An over the top presentation featuring music, bag pipes, 21 gun salute, narration, echoing bugles and a tremendous number of fire trucks and emergency equipment will capture the attention of a standing room only crowd expected in for the event. The show will be brought to a climactic conclusion with a fireworks/skyworks extravaganza from Santore's Famous Fireworks. The headline sponsor for the evening of events are the great folks at Upstate Auto located in Germantown, New York.The website for Upstate Auto is (www.upstateautoinc.com)

The speedway events will begin with heat racing for the six divisions scheduled for the evening. Depending on time, a couple of the feature events may also take place as darkness looms in on the speedway. At that point in time an extended intermission period will pay tribute to all of the First Responders who work so diligently to keep our home security safe. The spirit of the salute to the First Responders event is just a small way to thank and honor them for the job and services they do as they deal with unimaginable circumstances each day they report for duty. They see first hand, death, destruction and place their lives on the line for the people they are serving to protect. For many of us, honoring our flag and our country remain sacred to our way of life and liberty.

Headed up by Jim Slinsky and the Ulster County Sheriff's Office K9 Team, many pieces of safety and response equipment will be brought onto the speedway in darkness and will create a tribute to our First Responders and our freedom. The organizers will hoist a 70 foot US Flag through the use of ladder trucks and at the designated moment all lights from the equipment will come on and put up an amazing display that will cover the speedway and the entire infield area. Santore's Famous Fireworks, as they did in June, will once again light up the skies above the speedway with their over the top fireworks extravaganza. DVD Copies of the entire salute to the First Responders will be made available through Accord Speedway Videographer Tom Czaban and can be ordered by phone at: 518-250-0001.

Expected to take part in the ceremony are: Accord, Ellenville, Tillson, Sawkill, Hurley, Kerhonkson, Rosendale, Stone Ridge, Craigsmoor, Napanoch and Saxton Fire Departments, Ulster County Fire Coordinator, Kerhonkson-Accord First Aid, Ellenville Rescue Squad, Esopus EMS, Ulster County Sheriff's Office,

Racing is on tap every Friday evening at Accord Speedway from April through September. Please make note of the new starting times: Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps begin at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM. Admission for Adults $14.00; Seniors (65+) $12.00; Children $3.00 (11+ under) Indoor Seating $20.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Accord Bucks for $44.00 (a savings of $10.00)

Special event shows do have an increase in admission.

The following Friday, September 14th, brings the fine folks from the Orange County Fair Speedway and Taylor Rental to the Accord Speedway with all divisions in action. The event will serve as the "Night of Champions" as all of the division champions will be named and interviewed in the WRWD Radio Victory Lane after the events are completed. The night will also serve as the Big Block Qualifier for the the annual Eastern States Weekend to be held at Orange County in October.

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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Sep
01

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Accord, NY- Andy Bachetti Dominates The Action To Capture Accord Speedway Modifieds
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer ushered in the start of Labor Day weekend on Friday evening and completed their fourteenth show of the season with a great seven division show and the special eliminator event for Sportsman racers sponsored by Race Director Dave Rocket and racer Jamie Yannone from Yannone Enterprises. While Mister Sun stayed away and a cloud cover remained over the speedway, the great crowd on hand enjoyed an excellent night of racing. The evening of speed was sponsored by long-time speedway supporters Tom's Repair Shop located in New Paltz, New York.

When the final tallies were recorded, "The Wild Child" Andy Bachetti switched rides to the Jimmy Winchell owned race car and waltzed off to his third win of the season at Accord in the Insinger Fuel Modifieds. "The Tornado" Tyler Johnston rocketed into the lead on lap eight and went on to capture his first win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman main event. Bob Sleight had his Camaro humming and scored his second win of the season in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature event. "The Captain" Jeremy Quick had a super fast hot rod as he raced to the lead early on to score his fifth win of the season in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car feature. Travis Green raced to his third win of the season in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature. The Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder feature was captured by "Quick" Willie DeGraw as he scored his first ever win at the speedway. The Northeast Vintage Modifieds found Darryl Hulbert racing to his first ever Accord Speedway win in his Kennedy Garage replicar machine.

Ed Burgess and Nick Johnson brought the field down for the start of the thirty lap Insinger Fuels 30-lap headliner for the Modifieds. Burgess would lead for a lap and he would fall to the high flying Andy Bachetti as Bachetti took control of the event early on. A massive four car pile-up on the homestretch brought a halt to the action as the crash eliminated a three cars from the event. On the restart it was all Bachetti as a couple of laps later would find him riding the crest with a six car length lead. Danny Tyler broke free and began to drive away from the field with Rich Ricci Jr in a solid third. As the laps clicked off Bachetti remained in command and things behind him began to take on a new look as Anthony Perrego, riding a hot streak of late, found the line he was seeking and began to pick off cars in his march to the front. Perrego would race to third place late in the event but this night belonged to Bachetti as he dominated the action and scored his third win of the season at Accord. Danny Tyler was steady throughout the event and would settle for runner-up honors while Perrego was third. Rich Ricci Jr was fourth and the birthday boy Jimmy Wells would complete the top five. Mike Ricci would head up the second five with Danny Creeden seventh, Steve Davis raced back through the field to garner eighth place, Kyle VanDuser was ninth and Jesse Marks completed the top ten.

The Arkel Motors Sportsman event pole sitter Nick Plumstead jumped out into the lead in a new ride. Plumstead would lead until lap eight when Tyler Johnston, running third, would find a sweet spot between turns one and two to drive underneath Plumstead and second place man Charles Loiodice to take command of the lead. Once in front Johnston slipped away from the field while Cole Hentschel broke away and would race in second place. Two cars began to make their way forward through the very tough field as Kyle Rohner from eleventh and newcomer Alex Yankowski from fifteenth were taking no prisoners on their way forward. Tyler Johnston owned the event on this night as he sped to his first win of the season. Hentschel was the runner-up with Rohner in third place, Yankowski was fourth and Charles Loiodice, who continues to impress, was fifth. The second five found Nick Plumstead, RJ Smith, the returning Corey Cormier, Mike Senecal and Matt Shultz completing the top ten.

John Brown would lead from the first lap in the WRWD Rookie Sportsman headliner. Robbie Colburn and Travis Green kept the pressure on and Green would slip past Colburn and begin to reel in Brown. With five laps remaining Green had closed the gap to where the drivers were nose to tail. With two laps to go Green made a bid that fell short but after the white flag fell the pair raced into turn one when Brown slid high and Green dove to the bottom to stick the nose of his racer into the lead when Brown came off of the turn and connected with Green. Heads up by driving by both drivers allowed them to regain control of their cars and Green would race to the checkered flag for the win. Colburn slipped past Brown to gather in second place while Brown settled for third. Brian Durbin, Kyle Swart Erin Paulison and newcomer Dan Knoth would complete the field.

In the Upstate Auto Pure Stock event, Emerson Cargain would lead the initial lap before Bob Sleight took over the point. Steve Williams quickly made his bid for the lead and he and Sleight would race together for a couple of laps before Sleight gained the advantage. Sleight would race away to a six car advantage that remained throughout the remainder of the event. Sleight would score win number two for the season while Williams would settle for second. Cargain was third while Jay Smalley had a stout run in fourth and Steve Kanuk was fifth. Live Johnson headed up the second five with Travis Brockner, Rich Scott, the returning Mike DuBois Jr, newcomer Codi Clark, Tim Southard and John Hechinger.

Dan Malley would lead the first three laps of the Sprint feature event. Jeremy Quick would go to work and would begin to close in on Malley and would hustle into the lead on lap four. Quick had a fast hot rod and would distance himself from the field. A late scramble would bring the field together. Quick just had too much for the field and would score his fifth win of the season. D'Agostino secured runner-up honors and Jordan Lawrence, Mike Traver, Dan Malley, Mark Connoly and Andrew Davis would complete the field.

In the Fireballers feature, Brandon Conklin grabbed the lead at the start and would lead through the first three laps before yielding to Willie DeGraw. DeGraw did just enough to keep his racer in front while fending off challenges from Conklin, Jerry Kingeter and Richard Smith. Some slugging and slamming took place in the late stages that found DeGraw racing to his first ever win at Accord. Point leader Jerry Kingeter was second with Brandon Conklin third, Bill Rion fourth and Dave Bendell completing the top five.

The Northeast Vintage Modified event found Jimmy Halpin with a fast Dodge Coupe as he raced to the lead for the first five laps. Darryl Hulbert would do a slide job to take command of the event on lap six and a few laps later Mike Houghtaling slid into the rear of the Halpin machine and the action caught Ray See Sr with heavy front end damage. Houghtaling was disqualified from the event. On the restart, Hulbert had the speed and style to go on a capture his first ever win at Accord. Charlie Houghtaling was second with Bob Schmidt third, Bill Judge fourth and Jimmy Halpin recovering to claim fifth. Bill Leise headed up the second five with Doug Atkins, Mike Cole and John Atkins following.

GEMSTONES:

The track was in impeccable condition from top to bottom as Promoter Gary Palmer had a perfectly manicured speedway. Andy Bachetti had the fast time of the night in the Modifieds with a 13.5 second time with Rich Ricci Jr turning in second fat time with a 13.724 time..

Heat wins went to Rich Ricci Jr, Andy Bachetti and Danny Tyler in the Modified division. Three heats were needed for the Sportsman with wins going to Leo Fotopoulos, Danny Morgiewicz and Tyler Johnston. The Rookie Sportsman heat was captured by John Brown. Jeremy Quick captured the sprint car heat win. The Pure Stock heat wins went to Steve Williams and Bob Sleight. Fireball heat winners included Richard Smith and Brandon Conklin. Vintage heats went to Jimmy Halpin and Ray See Sr.

A big thank you goes out to Tom's Repair Shop located in New Paltz, New York for their long commitment to the speedway and their three drivers Tommy, Nick and Livy Johnson.

New faces found Ray See Jr and Steve Davis returning to competition. Davis had an early skirmish that sent him to the back of the field but he ran steady and smooth and wound up with an eighth place run. "The Gunslinger" Jesse Leiby found his way to Accord and was 14th in his initial outing. Leiby is a former four time champion at the speedway in the Slingshot divisions. Barry White made the long haul from Berks County to put in his first race at Accord in some time. John Lutes Jr also joined the field but was unfortunately caught up in the front stretch melee.

In the Sportsman, Alex Yankowski joined the field. The young charger will be crowned the Five Mile Point Sportsman champion and another title is looming at the Big Diamond Speedway. Alex is another of the fine driving talents that cut his teeth in the Slingshot divisions of racing. Mike Bull, Jimmy Leiby and Ryan McCartney also returned to the speedway. Dan Knoth, a former Pure Stock racer, raced with the rookies for the first time. Mike DuBois Jr, Codi Clark and Tim Southard also made appearances at Accord in the Pure Stock division.

Bob Harless escaped injury when his vintage coupe climbed the inside barrier on the homestretch.

The Sportsman Eliminator action found Kyle Rohner winning the grand prize of $300.00 while Danny Morgiewicz was second and earned $200.00 and Alex Van Pelt was third to earn $100.00. The rest of the top ten were Matt Shultz, Cole Hentschel, Leo Fotopoulos, Charles Loiodice, Anthony Recchio, Tyler Johnston and Ryan McCartney.

The Speedway announced throughout the evening the New York State Auto Racing Network Statement regarding Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. In New York, there are over 900 certified treatment and support program to assist anyone who has an ongoing problem with alcohol or substance abuse. To learn more about it. contact: 1-877-8HOPENY or visit their website at: www.combataddiction.ny.gov

RESULTS:

Insinger Fuels Modifieds: Andy Bachetti, Danny Tyler, Anthony Perrego, Rich Ricci Jr, Jimmy Wells, Mike Ricci, Danny Creeden, Steve Davis, Kyle VanDuser, Jesse Marks, Tommy Johnson, Ray See Jr, Ken Ferrier, Rob Rowe, Jesse Leiby, Joe Judge, Barry White, Ed Burgess, Rich Ricci III, Nick Johnson, John Lutes Jr.

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Tyler Johnston, Cole Hentschel, Kyle Rohner, Alex Yankowski, Charlie Loiodice, Nick Plumstead, RJ Smith, Corey Cormier, Mike Senecal, Matt Shultz, Dan Morgiewicz, Leo Fotopoulos, Chris VanDuser, Kevin Stevens, Alex VanPelt, Jamie Yannone, Cole Stangle, Mike Bull, Jimmy Leiby, Ryan McCartney, Dave Demorest, Anthony Recchio, Harry Baldwin

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Jeremy Quick, Mick D'Agostino, Jordan Lawrence, Mike Traver, Dan Malley, Mark Connolly, Andrew Davis

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Travis Green, Robbie Colburn, John Brown, Brian Durbin, Kyle Swart, Erin Paulison, Dan Knoth

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders: Willie DeGraw, Jerry Kingeter, Brandon Conklin, Bill Rion, Dave Bendell

Upstate Auto Pure Stock: Bob Sleight, Steve Williams, Emerson Cargain, Jay Smalley, Steven Kanuk, Livy Johnson, Travis Brockner, Rich Scott, Mike DuBois Jr, Codi Clark, Tim Southard, John Hechinger

Northeast Vintage Modifieds: Darryl Hulbert, Charlie Houghtaling, Bob Schmidt, Bill Judge, Jimmy Halpin, Bill Leise, Doug Atkins, Mike Cole, John Atkins, Ray See Sr, Mike Houghtaling, Bob Harless

Racing is on tap every Friday evening 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.

Next Friday, September 7th brings the fine folks from Upstate Auto to the Accord Speedway with all divisions in action and the annual First Responders Night Salute with all divisions racing and an over the top fireworks extravaganza from Santore's Famous Fireworks.

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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A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR

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Accord, NY- Welcome In Labor Day At Accord Speedway Friday Night, August 31st
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

The Catskills Mountains of New York State provide some of the best scenery that can be found anywhere in the world. From the picturesque mountain tops to the lush green valleys, the area provides for a wonderful backdrop for a great Friday evening as the Accord Speedway springs back into action this coming Friday evening, August 31st with a seven division show that welcomes in Labor Day at the "Gem in the Catskills." The evening of speed will be sponsored by the good people at Tom's Repair Shop, who also sponsor a number of race cars at the facility. The six regular divisions and the Northeast Vintage Modifieds will go to war on the fast quarter miler and Accord Speedway Race Director Dave Rocket and racer Jamie Yannone from Yannone Enterprises will sponsor a special Sportsman Eliminator competition during the evening.

The event is sure to bring out a nice field of drivers and racing equipment as the event will serve as a starting point for the drivers who will be entering the spectacular "King of the Catskills" events scheduled for September 29th. The event will also serve a reminder for those with aspirations for a 2018 title shot to be at their very best with just three points races remaining in the points chases at the speedway. The points have been very tight in some of the divisions and it is always a special achievement to lay claim to a speedway championship.

Accord Speedway is also preparing for their third annual First Responders Night at the speedway which will take place on September 7th. Upstate Auto from Germantown, New York will be the headline sponsor for the night honoring all First Responders and the sky illuminaters from Santore's Famous Fireworks took will once again turn the night time into the day with their spectacular sky-works. The speedway has paid tribute to all of the First Responders who work so diligently to keep our home security safe. Headed up by Jim Silinsky and the Ulster County Sheriff's Office K9 Team, many pieces of equipment will arrive track-side for the annual tribute. her. DVD Copies of the entire salute to the First Responders will be made available through Accord Speedway Videographer Tom Czaban and can be ordered by phone at: 518-250-0001.

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 EVENTS DO HAVE AN INCREASE IN ADMISSION PRICES

The next event at Accord will be August 31st as the speedway welcomes in Labor Day at the speedway with seven divisions of racing and the special eliminator for the Sportsman racers. The evening is sponsored by Tom's Repair Shop in New Paltz, New York.

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