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October 5th, 2019
DAVIS WINS ACCORD GREAT CRATE RACE
By Bill Utter
Steve Davis teamed up with car owner Howie Finch III to win the Great Crate Race-Joey Giachinta Memorial. Davis took the lead on lap one and led the 75 lap distance to record his first win at the Accord Speedway on Saturday night. The $5,000 to win race drew a field of 52 sportsman. It was the seventh feature win of the season for Davis who won the sportman championship at the New Egypt (NJ) Speedway.
“I have to thank Howie Finch for letting me drive his car. I told him we needed to have good draws and we got that all night. It all worked out for us. It was a little hairy out there in lapped traffic. The car couldn’t have been better. I was able to run the top before it peeled up and then I rolled around the bottom. The car rolled through the corners really good. I didn’t know where anyone behind me was. I love this place. The Palmers do a great job. I lost a modified race here last year on the last lap racing in lapped traffic. I wasn’t going to let that happen again. I stayed smooth and held my line. I raced here quite a few times and it’s great to finally get a win,” said Davis.
He was able to get the jump on pole sitter Joe Judge at the drop of the green. The yellow on lap four flew for Tyler Johnston, the 2019 Accord champ who went out with front end damage. On the restart a multicar pile up brought out the caution again. When racing resumed Davis led the way, with Judge, Kevin Stevens, Travis Green and Grant Hilfiger in pursuit. The yellow flew on lap 16 for Kyle Rohner who had a flat. When racing resumed Justin Holland passed Hilfiger for fifth. Hilfiger would suffer a flat on lap 20 after contact with Stevens.
Rohner had a wheel come off as he was working his way forward on lap 32 and he was done for the day. Davis, Judge and Green held the top three positions. Hilfiger was fourth and Tony Kawalchuk was fifth. Kawalchuk was putting pressure on Hilfiger and moved into fourth on lap 44. With 50 laps in the books, Davis was out to a ten car lead. The yellow came out on lap 55 as Hilfiger spun. There was another caution a lap later as Rich Ricci III, Charles Loiodice and Hilfiger got together. On lap 61 Cody Higbie moved past Steve Williams to take over fifth.
Davis continued to lead before a yellow came out with three laps to go. Davis went out front again when the green waved and when the checkered flew it was Davis in for the win, followed by Judge, Kawalchuk, Cole Hentschel and Daniel Morgiewicz completing the top five.
There were six ten lap heats and three consolations. Robbie Knipe, Davis, Green, Judge, Greg McCloskey and Hilfiger were heat winners.
Rohner, Morgiewicz and Higbie won the consolations.
The rookie sportsman feature was won by Tyler Banks. He said the car was really good tonight and we had new tires on. Corey Woods took second, followed by Mike Formont, Billy Fiske and Patrick Dempsey.
The Fireball four cylinder feature was won by Chris Dyer. P.J. Bleau was second, with Ray Tarantino, Cassandra Woinoski and Ed King completing the top five.
The top five sportsman cars went through some intensive tech inspection that went on long after the feature was over. Dave Hunt was leading the tech team. This was a good move by Gary Palmer as it’s a fact that the crate motors are often tampered with and with the amount of money on the line for this race it was important to make sure everyone was legal. The car turnout was excellent for this race, as it totaled 89 although attendance could have been better.
The voice of Orange County, Tim Pitts, was co-announcing. This was the third time Tim was at Accord, and the first time as an announcer. Cowboy Paul Szmal was also behind the mike.
Accord Speedway NY– Upstate Auto and the Palmer family kicked off the weekend with perfect weather and great racing at the Accord Speedway! By Jay Severson
Friday the 13th with a full moon… add double features in all divisions – THAT makes a great night of racing! The young gun, Alex Yankowski picked up his first modified victory in the held over O’Connor & Partners main event! The veteran Rich Ricci Jr. picked up the Upstate Auto victory in the second modified feature in front of another huge crowd!
The Arkel Motors Modifieds started their first 30 lap feature with the 406III of Rich Ricci III and the b17 of Jesse Marks on the front row. The 97 of Danny Tyler started in the eighth spot, but was on fire and quickly made his move to the front. A battle of the Ricci brothers was heating up as the 406 of Rich Ricci Jr. had carburetor issues and Mike Ricci in the 17 got by. Danny Tyler now in the lead and was looking to get another win, but the youngster in the 84 was moving up in a hurry. Alex Yankowski was super smooth and fast, finally catching Tyler for the lead. A few restarts got them side by side and Yankowski grabbed the lead and went on to pick up the win! Danny Tyler will finish second with Andy Bachetti, Jimmy Wells, and Jesse Marks rounding out the top five.
The second Upstate Auto 30 lap feature had the 54 of Nick John and the 406III of Rich Ricci III on the front row bringing the field to the green flag. Definitely a full moon over the track as cautions would fill the first portion of the feature. Many of the top points drivers were able to negotiate their way through and Rich Ricci Jr. was able to get the lead first. Carburetor issues were resolved, and he was fast! Points leader, Jimmy Wells was second and trying all his tricks to get by, but Ricci was too fast. Andy Bachetti finally caught Wells and that allowed Rich Ricci Jr. to pull away. At the end it was Rich Ricci Jr. picking up his second win in 2019 over Andy Bachetti. Jimmy Wells will finish third over Dan Creeden and Alex Yankowski.
The Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman Feature had the 5 of Charles Loiodice and 38 of Kevin Stevens on the front row for the start as Loiodice would jump out to the early race lead. Stevens had his hands full battling with Senecal before grabbing the second spot. Matt Shultz caught the lead group with Travis Green following. Stevens finally grabbed the lead as Shultz, Loiodice, and Green battled for position. Points leader Tyler Johnston was on a move to the front as time ran out finishing in the second spot .Kevin Stevens picked up the win over, Johnston, Loiodice, Green, and Shultz.
The Upstate Auto feature had the 5 of Charles Loiodice and the 26 of Mike Senecal on the front. Loiodice would hold the number one spot as Daniel Morgiewicz Travis Green and Lem Atkins battled hard for positions. Again the points leader, Tyler Johnston was making his way to the front. This time he had just enough time to steal the lead and win the race. Charles Loiodice will finish second over Green, Morgiewicz, and Senecal to round out the top five
WRWD Country 107.3 Rookie Sportsman Feature Cody Higbie has found his calling as he picked up both feature event wins! Held over feature had the 414 of Patrick Dempsey in second over Tyler Banks in third. Second feature had Corey wood in second over Tyler Banks finishing third again.
WRWD Country 107.3 NEWS Wingless Sprints Feature had the 91 of Mick D’Agostino and the 3 of Jeremy Quick on the front. The fierce points battle is going down to the end as Jeremy Quick picked up another win over D’Agostino, Kyzer, and Malley.
Upstate Auto Pure Stock Feature had the 171 of Walt Henry pick up another big victory. Henry has been on a tear in 2019 as he won this battle over John Hechinger finishing in second.
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4 Cylinder Feature would see another huge field of cars on hand again as the 11 of Kyle Smith and 22 of George Barringer took the field to the green flag. At the finish it was Barringer taking the checkers over Mike Travis and Dave Donovan.
Special Thanks to the great folks at O’Connor and Partners as we were able to finish their held over main events and Marty Dibble of Upstate Auto for presenting the nights events and their long-time support!
Also, special thanks to Gary and Donna Palmer for presenting another fantastic show at the Accord Action Track!
This coming Friday, September 20th, Taylor Rental will be presenting the nights program as it is our final night of points in all divisions!
Also our Great Crate Race will be held on October 5th! $5000 to win for the 602 crate sportsman division! A must see event!
Arkel Motors Modifieds – (race 1) Alex Yankowski, Danny Tyler, Andy Bachetti, Jimmy Wells, Jesse Marks, Randy Green, Mike Ricci, Corey Lowitt, Joe Judge, Rich Ricci Jr, Brad Rothaupt, Kevin Ward, Jim Maher, Leo Fotopoulos, Tommy Johnson, Nick Johnson, Brandon Daley, Rich Ricci III, Mark Pullen, Mike McClinton
(race 2) Rich Ricci Jr, Andy Bachetti, Jimmy Wells, Dan Creeden, Alex Yankowski, Nick Johnson, Rich Ricci III, Rich Coons, Jesse Marks, Ken Boniface Jr, Joe Judge, Scott Ferrier, Rich Eurich, Mike Ricci, Mark Pullen, Brad Rothaupt, Jim Maher, Brandon Daley, Corey Lowitt, Kevin Krom, Danny Tyler, Leo Fotopoulos, Tommy Johnson, Mike McClinton
Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman – (race 1) Kevin Stevens, Tyler Johnston, Charles Loiodice, Travis Green, Matt Shultz, Milton Mann, Harry Baldwin, Daniel Morgiewicz, Mike Senecal, Steve Williams, Johnny Kendall, Lem Atkins, Pat Mann, Jim Winchell, Scott Zehnacker
(race 2)Tyler Johnston, Charles Loiodice, Travis Green, Daniel Morgiewicz, Mike Senecal, Lem Atkins, Sammy Martz Jr, Ken Ferrier, Steve Williams, Scott Zehnacker, Jim Winchell, Pat Mann, Jason Feinberg, Milton Mann, Ryan Stortini, Jamie Yannone, Harry Baldwin, Kevin Stevens, Matt Shultz
WRWD Country 107.3 Wingless Sprints – Jeremy Quick, Mick D’Agostino, Steve Kyzer, Dan Malley
WRWD Country 107.3 Rookie Sportsman –(race 1) Cody Higbie, Dempsey, Banks, Armstrong, Cook, Smith, Giuliano, Knoth, Paulison, Wood, Fiske
(race 2) Cody Higbie, Wood, Banks, Armstrong, Fiske, Knoth, Paulison, Dempsey, Doty, Giuliano
Upstate Auto Pure Stocks – Walt Henry, John Hechinger, Taylor, Clark, Smalley, Tarantino, Kanuk, Ackerly
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4cyl – George Barringer, Travis, Donovan, Phillips, Dyer, King, Bendell, Norman, Conklin, Zecchino, Nelson, Williams, DeGrote, Heady, Smith, Maloney, Ken Barringer, DeGroat, Kingeter, DeGraw, Zeininger
Accord Speedway NY– Pine Bush Equipment and the Palmer family kicked off the weekend with hot temperatures and great racing at the Accord Speedway! By Jay Severson
The kick-off to the weekend saw Papa Smurf victorious as Rich Ricci Jr. picked up the Pine Bush Equipment victory in the famed number 406 in front of a huge crowd!
The Arkel Motors Modifieds started their 30 lap feature with the 555 of Leo Fotopoulos and the 3j of Joe Judge on the front row. The 3j of Judge jumped out to the early race lead and looked to be the dominant car in the first stages of the race. A few early race cautions would come out and a few of the drivers in the back of the pack were able to make up some ground. Jimmy Wells and Andy Bachetti, both started side by side in the seventh row and both were on a mission to get to the front. Bachetti and Wells were on a side by side battle working their way through the field. As the final laps were winding down. Ricci Jr. would bring the field around to grab the checkers!! Jimmy Wells, Andy Bachetti, Joe Judge, and Leo Fotopoulos will round out the top five.
The Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman Feature had the 26 of Mike Senecal and the 46 of Aaron Doolittle on the front row brining the field to green. Senecal had issues and had to slide to the rear handing the lead over to Doolittle. Caron the move was the Rock Crusher – Matt Shultz in the 24. Having a bad last few weeks and was on a mission to get up front. The 5 of Tyler Johnston and the 69 of Travis Green were also on the move putting on a great show battling side by side. At the finish, it was Matt Shultz picking up the win followed by Doolittle, Johnston, Green, and Lawrence.
WRWD Country 107.3 Rookie Sportsman Feature had the P3 of Kevin Murphy and the 18k of Keith Johannessen taking the field to the green flag. Lots of early action in the turns, bringing out a handful of cautions. Once the there was a few green flag laps, it would be Johannessen picking up his first victory in 2019 over Banks and Fiske.
WRWD Country 107.3 NEWS Wingless Sprints Feature had the 32 of Larry Ricci and the 3 of Jeremy Quick take the front row at the start. Quick had his car on rails and took advantage of the front row spot. He quickly took the lead and never looked back. Point leader, D’aGonstino was trying every trick he had to get up front, causing a caution himself. D’aGostino would make his way through and still finish third. At the finish it would be Captain Quick picking up the Pine Bush Equipment victory.
Upstate Auto Pure Stock Feature would see the 3 of Codi Clark and the 171 of Walt Henry on the front row. Henry picking up his first victory a few weeks ago, was hungry for the win again! The 58 of Wayne Taylor was on the move but the 36 of John Hechinger gave Taylor a battle allowing Henry to check out and grab the win!
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4 Cylinder Feature would see another huge field of cars on hand again as Ryan Heady and George Barringer took the field to the green flag. Lots of action throughout the field and this would allow the 22 of Barringer to gain a huge lead and pick up the big win. Jeff DeGroat, Mike Travis, Jerry Kingeter, and Tim Curry will round out the top five.
Special Thanks to the great folks at Pine Bush Equipment for presenting the nights events and their long-time support!
Also, special thanks to Gary and Donna Palmer for presenting another fantastic show at the Accord Action Track!
This coming Friday, July 19th, Williams Lumber will be hosting the nights events! All divisions will be on including the NE Vintage Modifieds.
Also Saturday August 10th- Monsters in the Catskills! Monster trucks will be at the track, so mark your calendars for this big event!
Arkel Motors Modifieds – Rich Ricci Jr, Jimmy Wells, Andy Bachetti, Joe Judge, Leo Fotopoulos, Mike Kolka, Corey Lowitt, Rich Ricci III, Jesse Marks, Jim Maher, Geoff Quackenbush, Dan Creeden, Nick Johnson, Danny Tyler
Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman – Matt Shultz, Aaron Doolittle, Tyler Johnston, Travis Green, Jordan Lawrence, Charles Loiodice, Dan Morgiewicz, Mike Talmadge, Jimmy Devitt, Patrick Murphy, Jeff Higham, Mike Murphy, Alex Van Pelt, Kevin Stevens, Mike Senecal, Johnny Kendall, Jared LaBagh, Nick Plumstead, Robbie Knipe
WRWD Country 107.3 Wingless Sprints –Jeremy Quick, Dan Malley, Mick D’aGostino, Larry Ricci, Steve Kyzer, Corey Wood, Eric Jennings
WRWD Country 107.3 Rookie Sportsman – Keith Johannessen, Tyler Banks, Billy Fiske, Brandon Daley, Kevin Murphy, Steve Williams, Brian Durbin, Austin Helmich, Shawn Johannessen, Jared Miller, Jason Armstrong, Erin Paulison, John Cole Jr, DQ Cody Higbie, DNS Travis Cogswell
Upstate Auto Pure Stocks – Walt Henry, Wayne Taylor, John Hechinger, Codi Clark, Bob Sleight Jr, Chris Kanuk, Johnny Miracle, Mike Vigiletti, Tim Southard
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4cyl – George Barringer, Jeff DeGroat, Travis, Kingeter, Curry, DeGraw, Dyer, King, Phillips, Shaddock, Smith, Woinoski, Rion, Bendell, Conklin, Heady, Brent Shaddock, Shawn Hazel, Cogswell, Tim DeGrote
Pine Bush Equipment Enduro – Cassandra Woinoski, Robert Phillips, Faith Krom, CJ Tinnelly, Dave Bendell
Accord Speedway NY– The B17 Marks his spot on the 2019 win-list! Jesse Marks pulls off an impressive win on Kingston Nissan Night at the Accord Speedway! By Jay Severson
Friday night kicked off another beautiful weekend with hot temperatures and some Hot racing as longtime supporters of the Accord Speedway – Kingston Nissan, hosted the evenings events which included seven racing divisions and the North Eastern Vintage Modifieds returning for the second time for the nights program.
The Arkel Motors Modifieds started their 30 lap feature with the 406 III of Rich Ricci III and the B17 of Jesse Marks on the front row. Jesse Marks was dominant right from the drop of the green flag as he has been all season long. He was able to pull away from the field throughout the race on every restart and held the fastest lap time during the race with a 13.731 second time. Father and son – Rich Ricci Jr. in the 406 and Ricci III in the 406 III had an intense battle that lasted the entire race for the second and third positions. This was a huge bonus for Marks as he was able to pull away from the field with no contest for the lead. Cautions would fly a few times in turns one and two as cars would get together. The winningest driver this season, Michael Storms was on a tear coming through the field from his eighth place starting position. Another caution in turn one while he was racing hard with the 16 of Dan Creeden and the 97 of Danny Tyler, which would end Tyler’s night. As the green flag was ready to fly, the 14 of Storms went pit side as he had motor issues ending his night also. Andy Bachetti seemed to be the next dominant car as he drove his number 4 through the field. As the race continued, it was Marks out in front, the Ricci’s still side by b=side for second and third… Creeden all alone in the fourth position as Jimmy Wells cranked it up and grabbing the fifth position from Bachetti and Randy Green. Green was able to follow Wells and was able to secure the pass around Bachetti and hold on to a sixth place finish. Jesse Marks would pick up win number one on the season with Ricci III, Ricci Jr, Creeden, and Wells rounding out the top five.
The Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman Feature had the 27 of Danny Carlough and the 21 of Harry Baldwin take the field to the green. Turns one and two were not kind in the early portion of the feature with multiple cautions sending many drivers to the back of the pack. Many cars were battling side by side throughout the pack making it an awesome race for the fans! Last week’s winner in the 15, Morgewicz, had a great starting position but had to battle to finish in spot number three. The 24 of Shultz looked to be the car to beat in the early portion of the race, but the number 5 of Tyler Johnston decided to put on a clinic as he drove through the field and picked up another dominant win! Travis Green would finish second with Morgewicz, Johnson, and Shultz rounding out the top five.
WRWD Country 107.3 Rookie Sportsman Feature had the P3 of Kevin Murphy and the 24 of Durbin lead the field to the green flag. Durbin threw it into turn one like a man on a mission as he would take over the number one spot and never looked back. Steve Williams in the 53, who picked up the last two feature event victories fought his way up to the second spot, but it would be Durbin picking up the victory. Williams would finish second followed by Murphy, Daley, and Higbie.
WRWD Country 107.3 NEWS Wingless Sprints Feature had the 6 of Steve Kyzer and the 91D of Mick D’aGostino take the front row at the start. D’aGostino had his notebook and got his car dialed in and was unstoppable as he has been all season. Kyzer had some trouble and would be out of contention for the win. Larry Ricci will finish second followed by Quick and Kyzer.
Upstate Auto Pure Stock Feature would see the 171 of Walt Henry pick up his first ever Pure Stock victory over a hard charging Hechinger finishing in the runner up spot. Henry dominating the field, and the only driver to run a GM 602 crate motor.
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4 Cylinder Feature would see another huge field of cars on hand again as Ken Barringer and Jeff DeGroat took the field to the green. Tons of crazy action took place throughout the field and a wild flip for Conklin going down the backstretch into turn three. The ride Conklin would take will bring out the red flag. Conklin and DeGraw were racing for position as Conklin got into DeGraw coming out of turn two, both got a little loose and Conklin going over on his roof. All ok and race was on, Jeff DeGroat would pick up the win over Mike Travis.
North East Vintage Modified Feature – Another healthy field of cars on hand as we turned back the clock for the second time this season. A great race was brewing as the cars took the green flag. The 333 of Schmidt looked dominant in the early stages but hammering down from the back was the 03 of Charlie Houghtaling taking the feature event win.
Special Thanks to the great folks at Kingston Nissan for presenting the nights events and their long-time support!
Also, special thanks to Gary and Donna Palmer for presenting another fantastic show at the Accord Action Track!
This Friday, June28th, presents our Fireworks Extravaganza! The nights events being presented by Dan’s Towing and Brian Hummel Home Improvement! All divisions on the program for the night.
Arkel Motors Modifieds – Jesse Marks, Rich Ricci III, Rich Ricci Jr, Dan Creeden, Jimmy Wells, Randy Green, Andy Bachetti, Kyle Van Duser, Joe Judge, Nick Johnson, Danny Tyler, Allison Ricci, Tommy Johnson, Vinnie Visconti, Leo Fotopoulos, Michael Storms
Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman – Tyler Johnston, Travis Green, Daniel Morgewicz, Johnson, Shultz, Stangle, Stevens, Loiodice, Carlough, Lawrence, Senecal, Kendall, Feinberg, Murphy, Plumstead, Baldwin, Lapp, Mason, Knipe, Doolittle
WRWD Country 107.3 Wingless Sprints - Mick D’aGostino, Ricci, Quick, Kyzer
WRWD Country 107.3 Rookie Sportsman – Brian Durbin, Williams, Murphy, Daley, Higbie, Johanessan, Banks, Giulliano, Cogsweel, Velde, Fiske
Upstate Auto Pure Stocks – Walt Henry, Hechinger, Brockner, Kanuk, Peloso, Clark, Southard, Predmore
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4cyl – DeGroat, Travis, Kingeter, DeGraw, Phillips, King, Bendell, Heady, G Barringer, K Barringer, Conklin, Cogswell
NE Vintage Top 5 – Charlie Houghtaling, Ray See Sr, Darryl Hulbert, Mike Brown, Jim Halpin
June 17th, 2019
Accord Speedway NY -KVD Kyle Van Duser dialed 811 to dig his way to a huge victory with over a 2 second lead over Bachetti and Storms on Dig Safely NY night!
By Jay Severson
Friday kicked off Father’s Day weekend with hot temperatures and some Hot racing as longtime supporters of the Accord Speedway – Dig Safely NY Dial 811, hosted the evenings events which included six divisions and an Enduro for the nights program.
The Arkel Motors Modifieds started their 30 lap feature with the 85 of Kyle Van Duser and the 16 of Richie Smith on the front row. Kyle Van Duser was dominant right from the drop of the green flag. He was able to pull away from the field throughout the race on every restart and held the fastest lap time during the race with a 13.278 second time. Further back in the field, Andy Bachetti in the 17 looked like he was on an unstoppable mission working his way through the field from his 10th starting spot with point leader Michael Storms following right behind him. The 555 of Leo Fotopolous was looking good in the second position but got caught up in a turn one caution. The 97 of Danny Tyler and the 16 of Dan Creeden had a great battle behind the leader as Bachetti and Storms rolled in line. A few cautions would fly again, and the crowd was on their feet as now it was Van Duser, Bachetti, and Storms now battling for the lead. Each restart, Kyle Van Duser would pull away and pick up a huge victory! Bachetti would finish second over Storms, Randy Green, Creeden, and Danny Tyler rounding out the top six.
The Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman Feature had the 21 of Harry Baldwin and the 55 of Johnny Kendall take the field to the green. Turns one and two were not kind in the early portion of the feature with multiple cautions sending many drivers to the back of the pack. The car on the move was the 15 of Daniel Morgiewicz. He was able to jump to the front row to battle with Kendall and eventually made the pass for the lead. Point leader Tyler Johnston, started mid pack in the 12th position and kept getting caught up in cautions, but eventually found him-self in the top five. As the checkered flag flew, it was Morgiewicz picking up the win over Stevens, Shultz, Johnston, and Loiodice.
WRWD Country 107.3 Rookie Sportsman Feature had the 24 of Durbin and the 53 of Williams lead the field to the green flag. Williams would take the high line and jump out to the lead. The 24 of Durbin would grab the second spot as the 25 of Armstrong got caught up in a caution and had to start in the rear of the field. For the second time in a row it would be Steve Williams getting the win over Durbin, Daley, Paulison, and Brewer rounding out the top five.
WRWD Country 107.3 NEWS Wingless Sprints Feature had the 611 of Corey Wood and the 91D of Mick D’aGostino take the front row at the start. D’aGostino had his notebook and got his car dialed in and was unstoppable. Jeremy Quick had a borrowed ride in the H2O and tried to catch D’aGostino. D’aGostino gets the win over Larry Ricci and Jeremy Quick.
Upstate Auto Pure Stock Feature would see the 36 of John Hechinger pick up a well-deserved and needed victory over Ryan Brockner and Walt Henry.
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4 Cylinder Feature would see another huge field of cars on hand as King and Barringer took the field to the green. At the end it would be the M28of Mike Travis picking up the win from the seventh starting spot. Kingeter would finish second over Barringer and Conklin.
Dial 811 Dig Safely NY Enduro - Johnny Bankich drove the J13 to the 40 lap victory over Jeff DeGroat aboard the M28 and the 84 of Timothy DeGrote.
Special Thanks to the great folks at Dig Safely NY for presenting the nights events and their long-time support!
Also, special thanks to Gary and Donna Palmer for presenting another fantastic show at the Accord Action Track!
This Friday, June21st, presents Kingston Nissan night! All divisions on the program with the NE Vintage cars returning to the speedway! Also, the following Saturday the Kenny Wallace Driving Experience will be at the speedway! Check out www.accordspeedway.com and get signed up!
Full Results –
Arkel Motors Modifieds - Kyle Van Duser, Andy Bachetti, Michael Storms, Randy Green, Dan Tyler, Tommy Johnson, Jimmy Wells, Leo Fotopoulos, Mike Kolka, Richard Smith, Tyler Treacy, Jesse Marks, Rich Ricci III, Allison Ricci, Corey Lowitt, Joe Judge, Geoff Quackenbush, Rich Ricci Jr
Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman - Daniel Morgiewicz, Kevin Stevens, Matt Shultz, Tyler Johnston, Charles Loiodice, Lawrence, Kendell, Feinberg, Van Pelt, Doolittle, Baldwin, Carlough, Murphy, Devitt, Lapp, Murphy, Sherlock, Senecal, Green, Vishinski IV
WRWD Country 107.3 Wingless Sprints - Mick D’aGostino, Ricci, Quick, Wood, Kyzer
WRWD Country 107.3 Rookie Sportsman - Steve Williams, Durbin, Daley, Paulison, Brewer, Higbie, Fiske, Bridges, Armstrong, Murphy, Giuliano, DQ Dempsey, DNS Velde IV, DNR Helmich
Upstate Auto Pure Stocks - John Hechinger, Brockner, Henry, Drake, Welsch, Miracle, Predmore, Kanuk, Clark, Southard
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4cyl – Mike Travis, Kingeter, G. Barringer, Conklin, K. Barringer, Woinoski, King, DeGrote, Smith, Heady, Curry, Dyer, DeGrote, DeGroat, DeGraw, Kane
Enduro Top 5 – Johnny Bankich, Jeff DeGroat, Tim DeGrote, Brandon Conklin, Gene Helms
June 10th, 2019
Accord Speedway NY – Michael Storms rumbles in to make it two in a row and win number three on the season on HO PENN night!
by Jay Severson
Friday kicked off the weekend with hot temperatures and some Hot racing as longtime supporters of the Accord Speedway – HO PENN, hosted the evenings events which included six divisions for the nights program.
The Arkel Motors Modifieds started their 30 lap feature with Rich Ricci III and the 85 of Kyle Van Duser on the front row. Van Duser was very strong all night and jumped out to take the early lead. The battle for second heated up right away as Van Duser was able to pull away from the field. The 3 of Joe Judge battled for a few laps with the 16 of Richard Smith and Judge was able to set sail on the top side and run down Van Duser and steal the lead. Marks in the 17 was making his way up front with Creeden and Fotopoulos. Caution would come out and reset the field to make some great racing action throughout the field. The 97 of Danny Tyler had issues in his heat race which made him start last in the feature, he had the car figured out and was making his way through the field. Judge was looking good out in front as the 16 of Creeden spun in turn one bringing out the caution as Ricci Jr and the 55 of Allison Ricci just slipping by. The 14 of Storms got a few taps as he had to come to a stop also. After the restart, Creeden and Storms made their way back up through the field as Ricci Jr and Jimmy Wells had some great racing.The97of Tyler looked strong up front racing with Marks as Storms found his fast way through the turns and used the high side to make his pass for the lead. Judge was in the second spot as Storms pulled away, but the man on the move was the 831 of Wells. Two late race cautions would fly and brought the field to the final few laps. Storms would pick up his third win of the season and second in a row with Jimmy Wells finishing second over Joe Judge, Rich Ricci Jr, and Danny Tyler rounding out the top five.
The Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman Feature had the 26s Mike Senecal and the 5 of Charlie Loiodice on the front row. Loiodice had a fast car all night and jumped out to the lead. Senecal would hold on for second as the 24 of Shultz made his way into the top 3. The 20 of Bonetti looked real fast as he was battling with Lapp and finally made his way to the top 5. The man on the move from the tenth starting position, was the 5 of Tyler Johnston. Johnston made his way up to the second position and was running down Loiodice, but as the laps were winding down, there was not enough time. Johnston would settle for the second position as Loiodice would pick up the win. Shultz, Bonetti, and Senecal would round out the top five.
WRWD Country 107.3 Rookie Sportsman Feature had the 25 of Armstrong and the 53 of Williams lead the field to the green flag. Williams would take the high line and jump out to the lead. The 24 of Durbin would grab the second spot as Armstrong went back to third. Miller in the 27 would try to battle with Armstrong , but it would be Steve Williams grabbing the win over Durbin and Armstrong.
WRWD Country 107.3 NEWS Wingless Sprints Feature had the 3 of Jeremy Quick and the 91D of Mick D’aGostino take the front row at the start. Jeremy Quick figured out what to do quickly as he ran out a huge lead and grabbing the win over last week’s winner, D’aGostino and Larry Ricci in the 32 rounding out the top five.
Upstate Auto Pure Stock Feature would see the 22j of Jay Smalley pick up win number three as he had a hard fought battle with the 36 of Hechinger, who would finish second over Chris Kanuk in third.
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4 Cylinder Feature would see a huge field of cars , but the man on the move and hard charger, was the M28 of Mike Travis grab the win from his twelfth starting spot. Tim DeGrote and Brandon Conklin round out the top three.
Special Thanks to HO PENN for presenting the nights events and their long-time support!
Also, special thanks to Gary and Donna Palmer for presenting another fantastic show at the Accord Action Track!
This Friday, June14th, presents Dig Safely night! All divisions on the program and ending the night with a huge enduro!
Arkel Motors Modifieds Michael Storms, Jimmy Wells, Joe Judge, Rich Ricci Jr, Dan Tyler, Allison Ricci, Randy Green, Jesse Marks, Tyler Treacy, Kurt Hundeland, Rich Ricci III, Jim Mahar, Dan Creeden, Kyle Van Duser, Greg McCloskey, Andy Bachetti, Richard Smith, Leo Fotopoulos, Jeff Hoetzler
Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman Charlie Loiodice, Tyler Johnston, Natt Shultz, Joe Bonetti, Mike Senecal, Hunter Lapp, Travis Green, Patrick Murphy, Cole Hentschel, Alex Van Pelt, Aaron Doolittle, Kevin Stevens, Danny Carlough, Dan Morgiewicz Jr, Johnny Kendall, Mike Murphy, Jordan Lawrence, Jason Feinberg, Harry Baldwin, Erin Paulison
WRWD Country 107.3 Wingless Sprints Jeremy Quick, D’aGostino, Ricci, Kyzer, Malley
WRWD Country 107.3 Rookie Sportsman Steve Williams, Durbin, Armstrong, Miller, Murphy, Higbie
Upstate Auto Pure Stocks Jay Smalley, Hechinger, Kanuk, Clark, Henry, Predmore, Welsch
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4cyl Mike Travis, DeGrote, Conklin, Barringer, Kingeter, DeGraw, Dyer, Rion, DeGroat, Woinoski, Barringer, King, Heady, Donovan, Bierce
June 2nd, 2019
Accord Speedway NY – WRWD Country 107.3 Hosted “Salute to Vets” night at the Ulster County Bullring as a Storm started brewing during the Arkel Motors modified feature for the second time in two weeks!
Friday evening kicked off the weekend as our longtime supporters of the Accord Speedway – WRWD Country 107.3 hosted the evening’s events. Eight divisions were on hand which included the Slingshots.
The Arkel Motors Modifieds started their 30 lap feature with a pair of Ricci’s on the front row again with the Halmar #55 as the pole setter… unlike last week with Rich Ricci Jr. behind the wheel, it was Allison Ricci. On the outside was her brother Rich Ricci III.
As the green flag flew, the 55 of Allison Ricci would jump out to the early race lead as her brother in the 406 III would follow. There were a few early race cautions which would benefit a few of the drivers starting towards the back as they were able to navigate through the restarts and grab better positions on the track. Two drivers starting in the fourth row, the 97 of Danny Tyler and the 555 of Leo Fotopoulos would make it look easy jumping into the top five. Another caution would come out and Rich Ricci Jr. would now get himself up with the front runners.
A few drivers were now making their way from deep in the pack coming from the tenth to fifteenth stating sports. A lot of side by side racing between a pair of 17’s of Andy Bachetti and Jesse Marks were starting to make their way towards the front. Caution would fly again as the young gun of Fotopoulos got spun in turn two as he was in the top five. This is where it got interesting on the restart as opening night winner, Storms in the 14 would now be able to get a run on Ricci for the lead. Last week’s winner, Jimmy Wells in the 831 found a line on the track and made the pass for the second spot. Wells tried to run Down Storms trying the low side and the high side of the turns, but Storms was just that good. Bachetti and Marks were now in the top ten with Dan Creeden right behind. Caution flew again with only three laps remaining and the crowd was on their feet for the restart. All eyes were on Jimmy Wells, last week’s winner and Storms, the opening nights winner as they came off turn four for the restart. Allison Ricci was in the third position with Bachetti, Marks, and Creeden next in line… the fans placed their bets _ white flag flew and Michael Storms would grab the checkered flag with Wells finishing second. Allison Ricci, Bachetti, Marks, Creeden, Ricci Jr, Judge, Johnson, and Fotopoulos would round out the top ten
The Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman Feature had the 26s Mike Senecal and the 7of Jordan Lawrence on the front row. Senecal seemed to have some issues with his car as Lawrence would jump out front to grab the early race lead. Lawrence had his car dialed in all night he picked up his heat race win. Tyler Johnston, last week’s winner, started on the inside of the second row with Hunter Lapp on the outside. Right from the start, Lapp looked like he would be the one to beat as he was side by side with Lawrence. A few cautions would fly for cars spinning and Lawrence would be strong enough to jump back out front. As the race would get towards the final few laps, Lawrence would have a solid lead over Lapp as the number 7 of Lawrence would pick up the WRWD 107.3 feature win. Lapp would finish second with Johnston, Stevens, and Van Pelt rounding out the top five.
WRWD Country 107.3 Rookie Sportsman Feature had the 25 of Jason Armstrong and the 22 of Billy Fiske lead the field to the green flag. Last week’s winner Jared Miller would not make the feature event, but the pole setter, Armstrong was super-fast and would pick up the win. Brian Durbin, and Kevin Murphy would round out the top three
WRWD Country 107.3 NEWS Wingless Sprints Feature had the 6 of Steve Kyzer and the 91 of Mick D’aGostino bring the field to the green and D’aGostino would jump right out to the lead. D’Agostino was the man to beat all night as he blasted out to the race lead and would pick up the win. The 3 of Jeremy Quick finished in the second spot and Steve Kyzer rounded out third.
Upstate Auto Pure Stock Feature would see the 22j of Jay Smalley use his inside front row starting position to sail out to an early lead which would bring him to the checkers. Smalley gets the WRWD 107.3 victory for the second week in a row over John Hechinger and Emerson Cargain Jr.
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4 Cylinder Feature would see the 98 of Conklin and the 1016 of Kingeter take the field to green. Kingeter looked dominant as he led most of the race until a late race spin and he would finish 3rd. Mike Travis was fast and took advantage of the cautions and would pick up the win from the 5th starting spot. Tim DeGrote would finish second.
All Star Junior and Senior Slingshots ran a combined feature with the AR15 of Ashley Rogosich grabbing the win and Bam Bam Pinkerous winning in the Juniors.
Special Thanks to WRWD Country 107.3 for presenting the nights events and long-time support! We also want to thank Uncle Mike from the station for helping out tin the announcer’s booth and presenting an amazing opening ceremony.
Special thanks to Gary and Donna Palmer for presenting another fantastic show at the Accord Action Track!
This Friday, June 7th HO Penn Presents the night’s racing with all divisions on the night’s program. Saturday June 8th will offer the 1st Annual Vintage Day will be at the track. Noon until 4 PM, track will be open for all vintage to race. $50 for car and driver to get in.
Arkel Motors Modifieds: Michael Storms, Jimmy Wells, Allison Ricci, Andy Bachetti, Jesse Marks, Dan Creeden, Rich Ricci Jr., Joe Judge, Tommy Johnson, Leo Fotopoulos, Geoff Quackenbush, Randy Green, Tyler Treacy, Rich Ricci III, Tighe Sherlock, Jeff Hoetzler, Corey Lowitt, Lenny Helmich, Richard Smith, Nick Johnson, John Lutes Jr, Kyle Van Duser, Kevin Krom, Jim Maher, Danny Tyler, Kurt Hundeland
Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman: Jordan Lawrence, Lapp, Johnston, Stevens, Van Pelt, Feinberg, Morgiewicz, Murphy, Kendall, Doolittle, Carlough, Senecal, Murphy, Loiodice, Baldwin, Paulison, Green, Shultz, Corbin
WRWD NEWS Sprints: Mick D’Agostino, Quick, Kyzer, Traver, Malley
WRWD Rookie Sportsman: Jason Armstrong, Durbin, Murphy, Williams, Brewer, Higbie, Cogswell, Bridges, Helmich, Dempsey, Fiske, Cole Jr.
Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Jay Smalley, Hechinger, Cargain Jr, Kanuk, Clark, Shaddock, Sleight, Predmore, Henry, Taylor, Goetschius
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4 Cylinder: Mike Travis, DeGrote, Kingetrer, Smith, DeGroat, Conklin, Bleau, Rion, King, Dyer, Bendell, DeGraw, Heady, Cogswell, Barringer, Barringer
May 17, 2019
Accord, NY- Michael Storms In To Capture Opening Night Win In Accord Speedway Action
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media
Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer presented an eight division show on Friday evening that went off without a hitch. The racing was sponsored by the good folks at Arkel Motors located in New Windsor, New York.
Michael Storms and Jesse Marks brought the field down for the start of the Arkel Motors 30-lap headliner for the Modifieds. Storms jumped into the lead from his front row starting spot and immediately found the center lane of the speedway much to his liking as he was able to control the top spot easily though the early laps until a restart slowed the action. On the restart Storms took off and would be challenged by Danny Creeden who came charging forward from fifth starting position. Creeden would make quick work of those in front of him and moved behind Storms for the chase. Andy Bachetti would move up by using all the lanes of the raceway and would move along side third place Jimmy Wells and the pair squared off in a heated dual and it would be Bachetti winning the battle off turn two to take command of third place. Jimmy Wells took over fourth and Randy Green rounded out the top five.
The Mid Hudson Concrete Sportsman event found Travis Green in the lead at the drop of the green flag getting some challenges along the way from Kevin Stevens. Green kept his hot rod at the top of the staircase in this run for the roses with constant laps of 13.570 to hold off all competition for the win. Stevens was the runner-up in this one while Matt Shultz and Corey Cormier kept trading places with Shultz winning the battle over Cormier. Hunter Lapp rounded out the top five.
Brian Durbin raced into the lead at the start of the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature attraction. Durbin had a fast car and enjoyed a quick breakaway from the field. Only in the latter stages of the event did former Pro Stock Champion Steve Williams get close. Durbin would go on to capture the event. Willams was second in a great showing, with newcomer Patrick Dempsey in third, John Velde IV was fourth and Billy Fiske rounded out the top five.
In the Upstate Auto Pure Stock event John Drake seized the moment and would lead all the way for the win. Jay Smalley remained close and would race to second with John Hechinger third, Codi Clark fourth and Chris Kanuck fifth.
"The Traveling Man" Mick D'Agostino would jump into the lead off turn four at the start in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint feature. D'Agostino would lead all the way as he withstood many challenges from "The Captain" Jeremy Quick to go on and secure his first win of the season. Quick would finish second with Dan Malley in third, Steve Kyzer fourth and Corey Wood in fifth place.
Dan’s Towing 4 cylinder feature was won by Mike Travis, followed by Ryan Heady, Jerry Kingeter, Willie DeGraw and rounding out the top 5 was George Barringer.
The Dan's Towing Enduro top five-Richard Smith, Dave Donovan, Gene Helms, CJ Tinnelly, Robert Phillips
In the Junior Slingshot action it was young Brock Pinkerous in for the win over newcomer Frank Twing Jr
In the All Star Slingshot event veteran Jim Pollard showed the way around to his teammate Jim Gaige to win the All Star event.
The hotly contested racing action was completed at 10:38 PM. Kudos again to Gary Palmer for working through the theatrics of Mother Nature to give the competitors an excellent racetrack.
A special thanks goes out to our friends at Arkel Motors.
Thanks to Joel Murns who assisted Steve Pados in the tower.
Heat wins went to Michael Storms, Jesse Marks and Jimmy Wells in the Modified division. Two heats were needed for the Sportsman with wins going to Kevin Stevens and Travis Green. The Rookie Sportsman heat was claimed by Brian Durbin. Mick D'Agostino captured the sprint car heat win. The Pure Stock heat was captured by Jay Smalley.. Fireball heat winners included Mike Travis and Richard Smith. The Junior Slingshot heat went to Brock Pinkerous and the All Star Slingshot heat went to Jim Pollard.
Arkell Motors Modifieds: Michael Storms, Danny Creeden, Andy Bachetti, Jimmy Wells, Randy Green,, Jesse Marks, Richard Smith, Brad Rothaupt, Joe Judge, Kyle Van Duser, Leo Fotopolous, Allison Ricci, Nick Johnson, Corey Lowitt, Danny Tyler, Rich Ricci Jr, Kurt Hundeland, Tommy Johnson,, Rich Ricci III (DNS)
Mid Hudson Concrete Sportsman: Travis Green, Kevin Stevens, Mark Schultz, Corey Cormier, Huner Lapp, Charles Loiodice, Anthony Recchio, Alex Van Pelt, Jordan Lawrence, Aaron Doolittle, Erin Paulison, Tyler Johnson, Mike Murphy, Mike Senecal, :
WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Mick D'Agostino, Jeremy Quick, Dan Malley, Steve Kyzer, Corey Wood, Gary Huston, Charles Weslowski, Mike Traver (DNS)
WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Brian Durbin, Steve Williams, Patrick Dempsey, John Velde IV, Billy Fiske, Jason Armstrong, Cody Higbie, Jason Brewer
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4-Cylinders: Mike Travis, Ryan Heady, Jerry Kingeter, Willie DeGraw, George Barringer, Jeff DeGroat, Bill Rion, Ed King, Ken Barringer, Tim DeGrote, Brandon Conklin, Robert Phillips, John Woinoski, Nicole Nelson, Chris Dyer, Anthony Tarantino, Bob Clark.
Upstate Auto Pure Stock: John Drake, Jay Smalley,, John Hechinger, Cody Clark, Chris Kaniuk,
Bob Sleight Jr
Dan's Towing Fireball 4-Cylinder Enduro: Richard Smith, Dave Donovan, Gene Helms, CJ Tennelly, Robert Phillips
Junior Slingshots: Brock Ponkerous, Brock Pinkerous, Frank Twing Jr
All Star Slingshots: Jim Pollard, Jim Gaige
Racing is on tap every Friday evening at Accord Speedway from April through September. Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM. Admission for Adults $15.00; Seniors (65+) $13.00; Children $3.00 (11+ under) Reserved Outdoor $17.00; Indoor Seating $22.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Accord Bucks for $46.00 (a savings of $10.00)
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