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Sep
16

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GEMSTONES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RESULTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sep
09

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GEMSTONES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RESULTS:

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

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

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

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

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

Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshots: Jaden Sleight, Jake Mason

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

Special event shows do have an increase in admission.

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

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

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

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Sep
02

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GEMSTONES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RESULTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special event shows do have an increase in admission.

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

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

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Aug
26

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GEMSTONES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RESULTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special event shows do have an increase in admission.

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

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

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Aug
05

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Accord, NY- A One Night Flight Finds Andy Bachetti Sizzling Hot In Convincing Win In Exciting Accord Speedway Modified Action
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

On a hazy but warm summer day in the Catskill Mountains of New York State that threatened to rain but didn't, the Accord Speedway swung back into race mode on Friday evening. With temperatures in the low 80's and a warm gentle breeze blowing across the speedway grounds, Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer reeled off an outstanding racing card for the large crowd on hand that witnessed the excellent racing action. The superb evening of speed was sponsored by the good folks at Emmanuel's Marketplace (www.emmanuelsmarketplace.com) and was highlighted by the running of the Ernie Beesmer Memorial event for the Modified division. Even though the racing was held up and began later due to a faulty ambulance, all of the events were completed by 11PM.

The final outcome of the great evening of racing action found "The Wild Child" Andy Bachetti returning to the Accord Speedway in a one night flight from his regular track to steer his Garrity Asphalt Reclaiming sponsored hot rod to his first Accord Speedway win in quite some time. He chose the right time to return as he garnered in a whopping $2,888.00 for his win in the Ernie Beesmer Memorial in the United Pump & Tank Modified headliner. Brandon "Juan Pablo" McGill nailed down his second win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman finale. "The Highside Hustler" Eric Jennings was spot on as he recorded his fifth win of the season in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car feature event. Veteran campaigner Emerson Cargain Jr added his second win of the season as he raced to victory in the hotly contested Upstate Auto Pure Stock ranks. Ryan McCartney captured his second win of the season in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman main event as he dominated the action in a wire to wire run. "The old Spring Kid" Jake Mason continues to excel at Accord as he wired the field for his seventh win at the speedway in the Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshot finale.

"The Concrete Kid" Kyle VanDuser used a front row start to kick off the United Pump and Tank Modified event and VanDuser would lead first nine laps of the 30-lap main event. "Primetime" Scott Ferrier stayed close as he quickly drove into the runner-up slot from his seventh starting position to tail VanDuser. Ferrier drove by VanDuser on lap ten and brought with him a high flying Anthony Perrego. Perrego challenged Ferrier but coming into the fight would be Andy Bachetti as he moved into third from his twelfth starting position. Bachetti was on a mission and could place his car in any channel of the speedway and be fast. He moved to the topside of the speedway on lap fourteen and passed both VanDuser and Perrego to assume command of the lead.

A restart closed the field on lap-19 but on the restart Bachetti opened up a huge lead on the field. As Bachetti got into slower traffic, Perrego was able to close the gap and make it close but Bachetti flashed under the checkered flag at the end of the thirty lap event a much richer man. Perrego was the runner-up in a solid drive from 11th starting place, Jerry Higbie came on strong at the end to finish third with Scott Ferrier and Danny Creeden completing the top five. The second five in order were Rich Ricci Jr, current point leader Danny Tyler, Mike Ricci, Richard Smith and Kyle VanDuser.

The Arkel Motors Sportsman event proved to be a great race as Chris VanDuser found the fast line at the top of the raceway and powered into the lead. Rich Ricci III followed VanDuser and the two broke away from the field early on. Some skirmishes would slow the action down on a few occasions but Brandon McGill on each restart would begin to make subtle moves on the leaders. McGill went to work on Ricci and slipped past him and then went to work on VanDuser. McGill took over the lead on lap-13 and while leading had to fight off the advances of Ricci and Kyle Rohner. The three way battle was exciting down to the last turn but McGill would not be denied on this night as he nabbed his second win of the season at Accord Speedway. Ricci III was second with a great performance while Rohner settled for third. Tony Kowlachuk and Tyler Johnston completed the top five. third. Following the top five were Corey Cormier, Dana Carey, Chris VanDuser, Shane Henion and Matt Shultz.

The WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature attraction found Ryan McCartney with the hot hand as he powered into the lead at the drop of the green flag and he would open up some distance on the field with Michael Corbin in pursuit. Hunter Lapp would find his way to the front and moved past Corbin into second. McCartney would prove to be fast as he drove away from the field to secure his second win of the season. Lapp enjoyed a great run for second with Corbin third, Vinny Visconti fourth and Alex VanPelt fifth. The entire top five came through the ranks of Slingshot racing lending credence to the importance of starting out the drivers in a class where they can learn the ins and outs of racing and then be able to make a successful transition to the full-size cars. Kevin Stevens, Jeff Higham, John Miller, John Brown, John DeWitt and Keith Johannessen would complete the rest of the field.

Austin Smith grabbed the early lead in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock main event and would lead through the first three laps. Emerson Cargain Jr found the open channels of the speedway down low and powered into the lead. It proved to be the winning pass but behind Cargain four additional drivers were driving hard to find the winning move of their own. Travis Brockner pulled out all of the stops and pulled even on occasion but could not muster up a few more horsepower to unseat Cargain from the lead and he settled for second. Steve Williams was third with John Hechinger continuing to do great work with a fourth place finish while Chris Kanuk finished fifth. Austin Smith, Harry Bachman, Craig Cuneo and Ray Tarantino completed the field.

Bobby Tersillo grabbed the lead at the start of the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car feature event. Tersillo was enjoying his best run of the season but jumped the cushion allowing Eric Jennings to make the winning move under him to take command of the lead. The move made the rest of the event purely academic as Jennings raced away from the field to gather in his fifth win of the season. Larry Ricci was a strong runner-up with Tersillo third, Larry McVay fourth, Andrew Davis Corey Wood, And newcomer Duane Nixon completing the field.

Jake Mason started from the inside pole position and quickly raced in to the lead at the start of the event. Mason opened up a big lead in the race and coasted to his seventh Accord Speedway win. Jaden Sleight was second with Ashton DeWitt third, Brock Pinkerous fourth and newcomer Kao DeWitt fifth.

GEMSTONES:

The good friends from Emmanuel's Marketplace were the headline sponsor for the evening.

Heat races were run off quickly and Sportsman heat wins went to Brandon McGill and Tyler Johnston. Ryan McCartney and John Miller captured the Rookie Sportsman heat events. Modified heats were claimed by Andy Bachetti, Ken Ferrier and Brian Malcolm while the B-Main for the Modifieds was claimed by Jimmy Wells. Bobby Tersillo won the Sprint heat. Steve Williams was victorious in the Pure Stock heat. Jake Mason captured the Junior Slingshot heat. .

New entries were arrived at the speedway as Tom Vasta and Anthony Recchio returned to action but both drivers stepping up to the Sportsman ranks. Duane Nixon was on hand with his Northeast Wingless Sprint Car in his debut and ran strong in his first Accord start. Kai DeWitt made his initial start in the Junior Slingshots with a K number reminiscent of a Karl Pittenger Modified.

Promoter Gary Palmer had the speedway in great racing form as the speedway again offered up to four and sometimes five distinct racing channels to the drivers to create some excellent side by side battles throughout the evening and for the most part all divisions produced some excellent racing for the fans.

A nice group of friends of Ernie Beesmer were on hand talking about Ernie and his exploits on the raceway. The photographs and trophies take one back to a more carefree time in life when things just seemed to go a lot easier than they do nowadays. Thank you to all of Ernie Beesmer's friends for a great evening at Accord.

The Gary Phillips Crew drove up from New Jersey to cheer for Kyle Rohner. Rohner steered the Phillips 600 Sprint at Hamlin a couple of seasons ago and Rohner has a lock on the one lap track record at Hamlin for the division. The car was sold by Phillips to graphic design man Adam Huff who now has placed Billy Pauch Jr in the machine at Kutztown

Best wishes go out to all of the Accord Speedway Junior Slingshot and All Star Slingshot drivers who will be taking part in the Slingshot Speedweeks racing at the various speedways on the tour schedule. The racing began this evening at Linda's Speedway and next Saturday's racing will be at the Hamlin Speedway with the final leg being hosted at Kutztown.

RESULTS:

United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Andy Bachetti, Anthony Perrrgo, Jerry Higbie, Scott Ferrier, Danny Creeden, Rich Ricci Jr, Danny Tyler, Mike Ricci, Richard Smith, Kyle VanDuser, Jimmy Wells, Randy Green, Joe Judge, Kevin Ward, Ken Ferrier, Richie Eurich, Kurt Hundeland, Eddie Burgess, Jesse Marks, Ed Dachenhausen, Kevin Krom, Brian Malcolm, Alissa Cody (DNQ), Jimmy Introne (DNQ), RJ Daley (DNQ), Brad Rothaupt (DNS)

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Brandon McGill, Rich Ricci III, Kyle Rohner, Tony Kowalchuk, Corey Cormier, Dana Carey, Chris VanDuser, Shane Henion, Matt Shultz, Tommy Vasta, Michael Murphy, Cole Hentschel, Jimmy Devitt, Anthony Recchio (DNS), Robbie Knipe (DNS)

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

Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Emerson Cargain Jr, Travis Brockner, Steve Williams, John Hechinger, Chris Kanuk, Austin Smith, Harry Bachman, Craig Cuneo, Ray Tarantino

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Ryan McCartney, Hunter Lapp, Michael Corbin, Vinny Visconti, Alex VanPelt, Kevin Stevens, Jeff Higham, John Miller, John Brown, John DeWitt, Keith Johannessen

Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshots: Jake Mason, Jaden Sleight, Ashton DeWitt, Brock Pinkerous, Kai 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.

August 11th is Kenco Outfitters Night at Accord Speedway with all divisions racing long with the Northeast Vintage Modifieds and the first ever Accord Speedway Drivers Reunion with many of the former driving stars from the speedway expected to be on hand. Much thanks to Frank Bush and Jim Douglas for their hard work in putting this event together.

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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Jul
29

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS

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Danny Creeden Goes Topside To Capture Second Win In Exciting Accord Speedway Modified Headliner
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

Accord, NY- On a hot, muggy summer evening with quick storms hitting areas south of the track, the Accord Speedway somehow remained unscathed and reeled off an outstanding racing card for another solid crowd on hand that witnessed the excellent six division racing card. The loyal Accord racing fans were offered the opportunity to go trackside and meet and greet with the talented driving roster of the speedway on camera and autograph night presented by United Pump and Tank located in Wallkill, New York.(www.unitedpumpandtank.com). Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer had the speedway grounds in its usual pristine condition and the outstanding track work prep of Gary Palmer presented the drivers with another fabulous, tacky and very racy track surface that had the drivers in all divisions talking about it all night long through the interview sessions. A & M Hardware presented the Checkered Flag Bonus. Even with the 45 minute delay for the Camera and Autograph session, the racing was completed before 11 PM.

The final outcome of the great evening of racing action found the "DC Express" Danny Creeden seeking the outer reaches of the speedway as "he drove it where they weren't" to claim his second win of the season at Accord Speedway in the United Pump and Tank Modifieds. "The Little Rock" Matt Shultz raced to his first ever career win at Accord in the Arkel Motors Sportsman headliner. "The Jersey Force" Anthony Recchio was spot on in recording his fourth win of the season in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman finale. Travis Brockner shook off his recent back luck at the speedway and proceeded to wire the field for his second win of the season in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature run. "The Cold Spring Kid" Jake Mason made it six wins for the season in the Want AD Digest Junior Slingshot feature. Jeremy "The Captain" Quick found the topside to be the quick side as he captured his initial win in 2017 in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car main event.

Joe Judge hammered down at the start of the United Pump and Tank Modified thirty lap main event and led the first dew laps while defending the flanks against Brian Malcolm and Kyle VanDuser. While Malcolm and VanDuser locked up in a dual, Judge stepped away from the field in a hurry. Earning some quality real estate at the top of the raceway, Creeden looked low then slid to the top of raceway as he found the fast seam and coming out of turn four slipped past both Malcolm and VanDuser to move into the runner-up slot. Judge had forged a huge lead, but Creeden was eating up the real estate quickly. As the leaders moved into slower traffic, Creeden stayed on top with Judge one lane lower and Creeden emerged as the leader on lap twelve. . before yielding to who stayed out front through lap five. Danny Creeden built up a commanding lead as he held the hot hand through the remainder of the event to claim win number at Accord for the 2017 racing season. Brad Rothaupt used some good moves off of the baseline to race into a runner-up finish with Danny Tyler coming from ninth starting place to finish third. Joe Judge and the returning Jerry Higbie completed the top five with Higbie coming from 14th starting position. Brian Malcolm headed up the second five with Richard Smith, Ed Dachenhausen, Jimmy Wells and Scott Ferrier following.

The WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman headliner found Jeff Higham leading the way for the first four laps of the event. After a mad scramble, a restart found John Miller taking over the lead for one lap before Anthony Recchio found the hot spot on the raceway to take over the point. Recchio would lead the remaining laps to race to his fourth win of the season in the division. Kevin Stevens raced to a solid runner-up finish with Higham nailing down third, Jared Miller fourth and John Miller completing the top five. Fred Smith headed up the second five with Hunter Lapp, Vinny Visconti, newcomer John Brown and Keith Johannessen finishing up the top ten.

The Arkel Motors Sportsman feature event found Matt Shultz grabbing up the early lead. Shultz had himself a fast hot rod but equally fast was Corey Cormier. With some restarts needed for some scrambles, the Shultz/Cormier battle was shaping up as a barn burner as Cormier was able to stick the nose of his race car under Shultz but could not make the winning pass as Shultz was running a near perfect race. The two remained close throughout the remainder of the event but it would be Shultz earning his first ever Accord Speedway over Cormier in another excellent Sportsman headliner. Cole Hentschel was third after stating ninth and Kyle Rohner made an exceptional run through the entire field to land in fourth place. Rich Ricci III completed the top five. The second five found Nick Johnson, the returning Danny Cross, Dave Demorest, Rafael Carson and Ralph Ronk following.

The WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint feature had last week's winner Larry McVay leading the first three laps until a mad skirmish found Brett Graham getting into McVay with Graham getting upside down and he and McVay both headed to the pits with damages. On the restart Jeremy Quick hustled to the point and took command of the event and he would lead the remaining laps to claim his first Accord Speedway win in some time. Eric Jennings, Tom Radivoy, Bob Tersillo, Heidi Hedin and Larry Ricci completed the field.

The Want AD Digest Junior Slingshot feature found Jake Mason returning to action and the young man dominated the action from start to finish to claim his sixth win of the season. Brock Pinkerous was second with newcomer Garrett Poland in third place.

The Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature found Travis Brockner jumping out front at the start of the event and it was just what he needed as he had to fight off the challenges of a very tough customer in Ray Tarantino to make his way to the WRWD Victory Lane. The win was number two for the season for Brockner. Tarantino was second in a strong run followed by Emerson Cargain Jr in third, John Hechinger fourth and Steve Williams fifth. Heading up the second five were the returning Livy Johnson, Craig Cuneo, Chris Kanuk, John Drake and James Goetchius.

GEMSTONES:

Promoter Gary Palmer offered up a great race track for the drivers as all four speed channels were utilized throughout the course of the evening and the drivers spoke highly of the track preparation.

Steve Lowitt and his United Pump and Tank group was the headline sponsor for the evening and enjoyed their time with the trackside presentations during camera and autograph night.

Heat races were run off quickly and Sportsman heat wins went to Matt Shultz, Tyler Johnston and Nick Plumstead. John Miller and Michael Corbin were victorious in the Rookie Sportsman qualifiers. Modified heats were claimed by Brad Rothaupt, Brian Malcolm and Ken Ferrier. Ray Tarantino and Emerson Cargain Jr claimed wins in the Pure Stock division heats. The Junior Slingshot heat was claimed by Jake Mason. Eric Jennings and Larry McVay captured the Sprint car heats.

New cars and drivers continue to add to the luster of the evening as the Sportsman ranks saw the addition of "Dynamite" Danny Cross and "The Tokyo Drift" Dana Carey. In the new Sprint Car Division, Larry Drake was a new addition to the field. John Brown was a new edition to the Rookie Sportsman ranks. Garrett Poland made his first start in the Junior Slingshots.

"Jumpin" John McGill filled in for the vacationing Tim Adams with the victory
lane interviews and did his usual top-flight job.

The camera and autograph session went off without a hitch as the grandstands emptied out for the fans to have a chat or get an autograph or two from their favorite drivers. Announcer Steve Pados interviewed as many drivers as time was allotted and tried to make sure each division was covered.

RESULTS:

United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Danny Creeden, Brad Rothaupt, Danny Tyler, Joe Judge, Jerry Higbie, Brian Malcolm, Richard Smith, Ed Dachenhausen, Jimmy Wells, Scott Ferrier, Kyle VanDuser, Richie Eurich, Jesse Marks, Kurt Hundeland, Ken Ferrier, Alissa Cody, Eddie Burgess, Rich Ricci Jr, Mike Ricci

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Matt Shultz, Corey Cormier, Cole Hentschel, Kyle Rohner, Rich Ricci III, Nick Johnson, Danny Cross, Dave Demorest, Rafael Carson, Ralph Ronk, Milton Mann, Lenny Helmich, Tony Kowalchuk, Chris VanDuser, Jimmy Johnson, Nick Plumstead, Brandon McGill, Tyler Johnston, Collin DuBois, Dana Carey

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Jeremy Quick, Eric Jennings, Tom Radivoy, Bob Tersillo, Heidi Hedin, Larry Ricci, Larry McVay, Brett Graham, Larry Drake

Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Travis Brockner, Ray Tarantino, Emerson Cargain Jr, John Hechinger, Steve Williams, Livy Johnson, Craig Cuneo, Chris Kanuk, John Drake, James Goetchius, Harry Bachman, Austin Smith

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Anthony Recchio, Kevin Stevens, Jeff Higham, Jared Miller, John Miller, Fred Smith, Hunter Lapp, Vinny Visconti, John Brown, Keith Johannessen, Ryan McCartney, Michael Corbin

Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshots: Jake Mason, Brock Pinkerous, Garrett Poland

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.

August 4th is Emmanuel's Marketplace Night at Accord Speedway with all divisions racing and highlighted by the Ernie Beesmer Memorial Modified event paying $2,888.00 to win.

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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22

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Accord, NY- Danny Tyler Show Times His Way To Second Consecutive Win In Accord Speedway Racing Action
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

The East Coast flirted with temperatures in the mid 90's for most of the week. Nevertheless and despite oppressive heat, the Catskill Mountains came alive on Friday evening and a great band of loyal racing fans came out to witness an eight feature race card presented by Kingston Collision with two locations in Kingston, New York. (www.kingstoncollision.com) Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer had the speedway grounds in pristine condition as always and the great track work prep by Gary Palmer presented the drivers with an over the top and super quick racing surface to captivate the thrill-seeking racing fans. Accord Speedway sponsored the Checkered Flag Bonus on Friday night. The eight feature event race card was completed at 11:30 PM.

When all was said and done, "Showtime" Danny Tyler put his right foot to the floor and captured his second consecutive win of the season in the United Pump and Tank Modified division. "The Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner remained the hot ticket at the speedway as he drove a fine race to capture his fourth win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman headliner. "The Intimidator" Ray Tarantino withstood a ton of challenges to emerge victorious for his third win of the season in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock finale. "The Hurricane" Hunter Lapp put together a masterful ride to race to his first ever win in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman shootout. Larry McVay had a fast hot rod underneath him as he raced to his first ever win in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint encounter. Jaden Sleight raced to his first ever win in the Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshot main event. Mike Houghtaling had the hot ticket as he drove to his second win in the Northeast Vintage Modified finale. The final event of the evening was the Emmanuel's Marketplace 4-Cylinder Enduro feature and although he crossed the finish line in second place, Dave Donovan was awarded the win due to a foul committed by Johnny Bankich, who was announced the winner at the finish.

The Modified field came down for the start of the 30-lap main event with Brian Malcolm blasting out front and leading the first five laps. A restart found Joe Judge having lots of gas pedal and he led the next three laps. A trio of contenders emerged on the next restart and Tyler wasted no time in wresting the lead away from Judge while Jimmy Wells and the returning Rich Ricci Jr found their way around him too. A couple more cautions slowed the pace but Tyler showed his speed by being able to build on his lead in the clean air. In the final laps of the event, Tyler was able to build up a huge lead and crossed the finish line for his second consecutive victory at Accord. Jimmy Wells was the runner-up with Rich Ricci Jr nailing down third place after starting eleventh, Jesse Marks was fourth and Brian Malcolm was fifth. The second five was headed up by Scott Ferrier with Kevin Ward, Richard Smith, Ken Ferrier and the returning Tommy Johnson completing the top ten.

Chris VanDuser seized command of the Arkel Motors Sportsman event at the start but a mad scramble involving seven cars quickly brought the race to a halt. All eyes were on the front row for the restart and VanDuser grabbed the lead and would be challenged for the sixteen laps by Nick Plumstead. The ebb and flow came into play as Plumstead was able to put the nose of his race car under VanDuser at times only to have VanDuser find the magic at the top of the speedway ladder to remain in front. Things were heating up not only in the front but some masterful driving from Kyle Rohner brought him from deep in the pack to become a contender. Plumstead slipped past VanDuser on lap-17 only to have VanDuser hustle back to narrowly lead laps 18 and 19. In the meantime, Rohner pulled up on the leaders and utilized his view from the catbird seat in determining how he would go from third to first. Rohner had a great run into turns one and two and pulled down on the lower apron to make it three wide. As they entered turn three, Rohner emerged as the leader. Once in front, Rohner pulled away to his fourth win of the season in what had to be one of the best Sportsman features to date anywhere. Plumstead was second in a great drive, with Cole Hentschel third, Tyler Johnston fourth and Chris VanDuser settling for fifth. The second five was headed up by Tony Kowalchuk with Jimmy Johnson, Milton Mann, Brandon McGill and Corey Cormier following.

The WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman event had Michael Corbin blasting into the lead from his pole start. A mad skirmish brought the field to a halt. On the restart Corbin would lead the initial lap but bobbled in turn two the next time around and Hunter Lapp seized the opportunity to vault out front. A couple of restarts would bring the field back together but Lapp was up to the challenge to keep the field at bay and he would race to his first ever full size car win at Accord. Corbin was second with Fred Smith third, Jared Miller fourth and Alex VanPelt completing the top five. The remainder of the finishers included Ryan McCartney, Tom Vasta, John DeWitt, Vinny Visconti, and Kevin Stevens.

The WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint car feature attraction had Larry McVay jumping out front at the start with Brett Graham taking up the chase. Tom Radivoy found the line he was seeking and slipped past Graham and chased after McVay. McVay was in the zone as he raced to his first ever Accord Speedway victory. Radivoy was second with Jeremy Quick third, Graham fourth and Eric Jennings rounding out the top five. Bob Tersillo and Corey Wood were the final finishers.

Pole sitter Travis Brockner wasted no time in seizing control of the Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature attraction as he won the battle for the lead in turn one. Brockner would lead the first five laps before yielding to the high flying Ray Tarantino on a restart. Once in front, Tarantino opened up some distance between he and Brockner as he found the top of the raceway very much to his liking and he glued himself to the top shelf for the remainder of the event to capture his third win of the season. Brockner would race to second place with Bob Sleight third, John Hechinger fourth and Emerson Cargain rallying to nail down fifth place.

Jaden Sleight blasted out front at the drop of the green flag and led all of the way to earn his first ever victory at Accord. Ashton DeWitt completed the field and put up a good battle all of the way.

The Northeast Vintage Modifieds opened up with Ray See grabbing the early lead until the halfway point of the event when Mike Houghtaling drove by him. Houghtaling built up a big lead to go on and win his second straight event at Accord. Bob Schmidt raced to second place with Robbie Casti third, John Roese fourth and Bill Liese following. Liese was the first Sportsman across the line

The Emmanuel's Marketplace 4-Cylinder Enduro finale found Gene Helms leading the way until a red flag stopped the action. On the restart, a lapped car ran into Helms and stayed glued to him into the first turn where they both spun out and Billy Watson assumed command of the event. A couple of laps later Watson found himself running into the unforgiving boiler plate causing another red flag. Dave Donovan and Johnny Bankich were now at the point with another red flag flying and Bankich passing Donovan with the red flag being displayed. Bankich would go on and win the race and would later be penalized for his infraction handing the win over to Donovan, his third of the season. Bankich settled for second with Helms third, Adam Murphy fourth and Richard Smith fifth.

GEMSTONES:

Kudos to Gary Palmer for working right up until race time to have the track in superb condition for the evening after the three consecutive rainouts. Kudos also to Race Director Dave Rocket and Staff for a high quality quickly run program that was forced to start late due to a late arriving ambulance.

Heat races were run off quickly and Sportsman heat wins went to Tyler Johnston, Jimmy Johnson and Dave Demorest. Jared Miller and Hunter Lapp captured the Rookie Sportsman heat events. Modified heats were claimed by Brian Malcolm, Jesse Marks and Ken Ferrier. Jaden Sleight was victorious in the Slingshot heat. Bob Sleight and Ray Tarantino were triumphant in the Pure Stock heat encounters and Tom Radivoy and Larry McVay captured the NEWS Sprint Car heats.

New cars and new faces dotted the Accord landscape on Friday evening as RJ Daley returned to the Accord scene with a Modified race car. Jim Introne, Randy Green and Kurt Hundeland were also new performers in the Modifieds. Jimmy Devitt moved to the Sportsman class and Lenny Helmich debuted a new ride. Keith Johannssen was aboard the former Kenny Ryder K4 machine. John Drake and Craig Cuneo debuted sharp looking new Street Stocks. Former go kart champion at Accord, Gary Huston, shook down the Don Smith sprinter.

The evening of racing excitement was sponsored by Kingston Collision with two locations in Kingston, New York.

Uncle Mike Hanson and son Tim were onboard for the show and Uncle Mike interviewed with announcer Steve Pados.

The speedway offered moments of silence for two members of the racing community who left us during the week. Joe Torrisi, who was close to the speedway in many ways and the Legendary Hall of Fame Modified driver "The Belvidere Bandit" Carl "Fuzzy" Van Horn. It was Van Horn who gave Steve Pados his first shot at announcing races at the now defunct Lake Mocatek Speedway in 2000.

The always popular annual Camera & Autograph Night will take place next Friday, July 28th, on United Pump & Tank night at the speedway. After the heat racing is completed, the fans will be allowed onto the racetrack to visit with their favorite drivers for autographs and driver interviews will be conducted trackside.

The postponed Fireworks Extravaganza scheduled for June 30th will be moved to Labor Day weekend, September 1st, with the Santore's Group lighting up the sky and the famous Chicken BBQ feeding the hungry crowd.

RESULTS:

United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Danny Tyler, Jimmy Wells, Rich Ricci Jr, Jesse Marks, Brian Malcolm, Scott Ferrier,Kevin Ward, Richard Smith, Ken Ferrier, Tommy Johnson, Rob Rowe, Alissa Cody, Eddie Burgess, Ed Dachenhausen, Danny Creeden, RJ Daley, Kurt Hundeland, Joe Judge, Jim Introne, Kyle VanDuser, Randy Green, Brad Rothaupt, Mark Pullen

Arkel Motors Sportsman: Kyle Rohner, Nick Plumstead, Cole Hentschel, Tyler Johnston, Chris VanDuser, Tony Kowalchuk, Jimmmy Johnson, Milton Mann, Brandon McGill, Corey Cormier, Dave Demorest, Brad Horton, Ralph Ronk, Jim Kraus, Jimmy Devitt, Matt Shultz, Phil Goetchius, Rich Ricci III, Shane Henion, Rafael Carson, Lenny Helmich, Mike Murphy

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Larry McVay, Tom Radivoy, Jeremy Quick, Brett Graham, Eric Jennings, Bob Tersillo, Corey Wood, Larry Ricci, Heidi Hedin, Andrew Davis, Gary Huston

Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Ray Tarantino, Travis Brockner, Bob Sleight, John Hechinger, Emerson Cargain Jr, Chris Kanuk, Steve Williams, (*Austin Smith, *Craig Cuneo, *John Drake, *John Woinoski) *Unsure of final finishing position

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

Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshots: Jaden Sleight, Ashton DeWitt

Emmanuel's Marketplace 4-Cylinder Enduros: Dave Donovan, Johnny Bankich, Gene Helms, Adam Murphy, Richard Smith

Northeast Vintage Modifieds: Mike Houghtaling, Bob Schmidt, Rob Casti, John Roese, Bill Liese, Mike Cole, Ray See, Jeff Hager, John Hager

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.

July 28th is the annual Camera and Autograph Night at Accord Speedway sponsored by United Pump & Tank. All regular divisions will be in action.

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

A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR

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