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July 2th

Accord, NY-   "Jammin Jimmy" Goes To The Wells For Third Modified Win At Accord Speedway
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer completed their twelfth Friday night show of the season last evening and what a show it was. The eight division event found two new winners emerging during the evening while some familiar names were again at the top of their game to come home with a victory in their respective divisions.  The joy of making a trip to the WRWD Radio Victory Lane is a highlight for each driver who has done his or her homework to enjoy the sweet celebration that follows. The weather fully cooperated and the enthusiastic crowd came out to the speedway to enjoy a superb evening of speed. The evening was sponsored by the good folks at Williams Lumber who have eight locations in the greater Hudson Valley of New York and one location in Connecticut. They also brought along one of their lumber wagons for pacing the field and an abundant array of shirts, hats and carry-all bags for the fans. The Williams Lumber website is: www.williamslumber.com

When the final tallies were recorded, "Jammin Jimmy" Wells mounted a "spree to get three" as he overcame a huge lead by New Jersey star Steve Davis to go on and capture his third win of the season at Accord in the Insinger Fuel Modifieds.  Veteran Accord Speedway campaigner Mike Senecal hung tough all night long and he too put together a late charge to capture the Arkel Motors Sportsman main event.  Livy Johnson was on point and scored her second win of the season in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature attraction. "The Travelin Man" Mick D’Agostino continued his winning ways as he held off a tough Jeremy Quick to score his sixth win of the season in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car feature.  Travis Green made a late charge to the front successful as he scored his second win of the season in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature. The Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder feature was captured by Richard Smith as he borrowed a car for the evening to grab up his third win of the season. The Northeast Vintage Modified feature was captured by Mike Houghtaling for his second Accord win of the season. Ashton DeWitt captured what was determined to be his first ever win at the speedway in a special event headlining the Junior Slingshot division.

Nick Johnson and Steve Davis brought the field down for the start of the thirty lap Insinger Fuels 30-lap headliner for the Modifieds.  Davis was a rocket off of the top of the speedway and opened up a huge lead early with some 13.5 second lap times as his Premio Sausage/Bubba Burger hot rod was extremely quick from the upper channel of the speedway.  Davis continued to lead in only his third appearance of the season and by the halfway point opened up a straightaway lead on the field. Past the halfway point, Davis began to encounter slower traffic and his momentum hit a snag as he drove lower on the speedway and found the sledding tougher to try to move forward at his earlier pace. Rich Ricci Jr and Jimmy Wells gobbled up the real estate quickly and moved in behind Davis but not before Wells slipped by Ricci for the runner-up slot.

By the time Davis regained top speed on his race car, Wells was knocking on the door and the pair raced hard with Wells making the winning pass off of turn two on lap-24. Wells would lead the rest of the way to capture his third win of the season in his Upstate Auto wagon. Davis would finish second in a very strong and impressive run at Accord. Rich Ricci Jr was third while Danny Creeden hustled to fourth and Jerry Higbie charging to fifth after starting eleventh. Heading up the second five was Mike Ricci with Anthony Perrego, Andy Bachetti, Joe Judge and Danny Tyler completing the top ten. 

The Arkel Motors Sportsman event pole sitter Kevin Stevens sprinting into the lead at the drop of the green flag as he bested Mike Senecal for the early lead. Stevens, who has been a part-time campaigner in 2018, wasted no time as he revved up the jets on his Frank Stevens Roofing racer to open up a six car advantage on the field. Stevens was in a hurry but Senecal stayed within striking distance throughout the first half of the feature. Stevens began losing ground as the leader as Senecal, Matt Shultz and Tyler Johnston kept pace and closed in on the leader. Senecal began to stick the nose of his racer under Stevens and on lap-17 took over the lead. Senecal led but Shultz got around Stevens as did Tyler Johnston but Kyle Rohner, who recovered  from a first lap tangle, was now moving forward and he would slip past Johnston and then past Stevens. Senecal would not be denied on this night as he captured the win with Shultz doing great work in second and Rohner driving to third place. Kevin Stevens and Tyler Johnston completed the top five. The second five found Leo Fotopoulos, Danny Morgiewicz, Harry Baldwin, Dave Demorest and Nick Plumstead completing the top ten.

Joe Coppola would lead from the first lap in the WRWD Rookie Sportsman headliner. Sixth starting Travis Green worked his way forward and began to put some pressure on Coppola past the halfway point.  Green found the baseline to his liking and mounted a bid from there to pull even and then take over the lead from Coppola on lap-13. Green led the final laps to claim his second win of the season. Coppola earned runner-up honors while Brian Durbin, Michael Corbin, Travis Cogswell, Kyle Swart, Erin Paulison and Billy Fiske followed.


In the Upstate Auto Pure Stock event, Ray Tarantino led the first six laps. A scramble in turn three found Tarantino suffering heavy damage to his race car. On the restart, Livy Johnson took command and and led the remaining laps to claim her second win of the season. Travis Brockner would earn runner-up honors with Bob Sleight third, Emerson Cargain fourth and Kyle Welsch in the top five. 
 
Jordan Lawrence would jump into the lead at the start in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint feature and would lead the first two laps before yielding to Mick D'Agostino.  D'Agostino would soon find Jeremy Quick making advances for the lead. The pair raced clean and hard and Quick pulled even a few times only yo find D'Agostino rise to the occasion each time. D'Agsotino would raced to his sixth win of the season with Quick a very close second. Corey Wood was third while Andrew Davis, Jordan Lawrence, Don Smith Jr, Mike Traver, Mark Connolly and Dan Malley completed the field.

In the Fireballers feature, Willie DeGraw grabbed the lead at the start and would lead the first five laps before Richard Smith found room out by the boiler plate to slip past him. Once in front the show belonged to Smith as he led the rest of the way for the win, his third of the season. Ryan Heady ran a strong event to record runner-up honors. DeGraw was third with Jerry Kingeter and George Barringer completing the top five. Brandon Conklin, Anthony Tarantino, Ed King, Ken Barringer and Dave Bendell filled out the top ten. 

In the Northeast Vintage Modifieds, Mike Houghtaling led every lap to claim his second win of the season at Accord. Mike Brown was second with Bob Harless, Ray See Sr and Jimmy Halpin rounding out the top five. 


The Junior Slingshot feature found Ashton DeWitt scoring his first ever win at Accord while Brock Pinkerous, Garrett Poland and Chase Zimmer followed.

GEMSTONES: 

Heat wins went to Rich Ricci Jr, Andy Bachetti and Jimmy Wells in the Modified division. Three heats were needed for the Sportsman with wins going to Matt Shultz, RJ Smith, and Danny Morgiewicz. The Rookie Sportsman heats were claimed by Brian Durbin and Joe Coppola. Mick D'Agostino and Jeremy Quick captured the sprint car heat wins. The Pure Stock heat wins went to Livy Johnson and Steve Williams..  Fireball heat winners included Jerry Kingeter and Willie DeGraw.  Ashton DeWitt captured the Junior Slingshot heat. Mike Brown and Mike Houghtaling were the heat winners in the Northeast Vintage Modifieds.

New additions to the speedway included Kory Fleming in the Modifieds. Kory has moved his racing around this year to different speedways and said he had not been to Accord in ten years. A flat tire on the third lap of the feature proved to be an early dismissal for him. Kyle VanDuser was in a new mount and Mike Ricci took over the car Rich Ricci III was driving of late. Don Smith Jr was back in the sprint car that had been handled of late by Gary Huston. Kyle Welsch made a surprise appearance for the Pure Stocks. Don Smith III was a new addition to the Sportsman ranks. The four cylinder division had Robert Phillips making his first start.  

The track was in excellent condition as noted by some quick times in the Modified feature event.


Many thanks to Susan Coddington from Williams Lumber for her assistance during the evening.

Chase Zimmer made his first Accord start in the Junior Slingshots. Chase is the son of former Pro Stock Champion at Accord Pat Zimmer.


RESULTS:

Insinger Fuels Modifieds:
Jimmy Wells, Steve Davis, Rich Ricci Jr, Danny Creeden, Jerry Higbie, Mike Ricci, Anthony Perrego, Andy Bachetti, Joe Judge, Danny Tyler, Tommy Johnson, Eddie Burgess, Mark Pullen, Kyle VanDuser, Nick Johnson, Kory Fleming

Arkel Motors Sportsman:
Mike Senecal, Matt Shultz, Kyle Rohner, Kevin Stevens, Tyler Johnston, Leo Fotopoulos, Dan Morgiewicz, Harry Baldwin, Dave Demorest, Nick Plumstead, Troy Arnold, RJ Smith, Mike Murphy, Charles Loiodice, Donnie Smith III, Cole Hentschel, Jamie Yannone, Alex VanPelt

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

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman:
Travis Green, Joe Coppola, Brian Durbin, Michael Corbin, Travis Cogswell, Kyle Swart, Erin Paulison, Billy Fiske, Jared Miller

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders:
Richard Smith, Ryan Heady, Willie DeGraw, Jerry Kingeter, George Barringer, Brandon Conklin, Anthony Tarantino, Ed King, Ken Barringer, Dave Bendell, Nicole Nelson, Robert Phillips, Jeff DeGroat, Bob Clarke, Anthony Zecchino

Upstate Auto Pure Stock:
Livy Johnson, Travis Brockner, Bob Sleight Jr, Emerson Cargain, Kyle Welsch

Northeast Vintage Modifieds:
Mike Houghtaling, Mike Brown, Bob Harless, Ray See Sr, Jim Halpin, Bob Schmidt, John Roese, Tom Athanas, Dan McKiernan, Doug Atkins, Bill Judge, Mike Cole, John Atkins

Junior Slingshots:
Ashton DeWitt, Brock Pinkerous, Garrett Poland, Chase Zimmer

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

Special event shows do have an increase in admission.

Next Friday, July 27th brings the fine folks from Mid Hudson Concrete to the Accord Speedway with all divisions in action and a special tribute to Joe Giachinta and Camera and Autograph Night on the speedway.

August 10th is the Second Annual Accord Speedway Reunion event sponsored by KenCo Outfitters. More than 60 drivers are expected for this meeting of old friend and competitors

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


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


A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR


July 13th, 2018

Accord, NY-  Danny Creeden Goes Speedin' To Capture First Win In Modified Action At Accord Speedway
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

On a close to the cuff muggy evening, Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer completed their eleventh Friday night show of the season. The seven division event found two new winners emerging during the evening while some familiar names were at the top of their game to come home with a victory in their respective divisions.  The racing has proved to be spectacular throughout the season and the trip to the WRWD Radio Victory Lane is always a sweet end to a great evening. Other than the muggy day, the weather cooperated fully and the enthusiastic crowd came out to the speedway to enjoy an evening of speed. The evening was sponsored by Pine Bush Equipment who have two locations in New York and one location in Connecticut. They brought along two showpieces of equipment for the fans to see up close and staff members from Pine Bush were on hand to answer many questions asked of them. Their website is: www.pbeinc.com

When all was said and done, "The DC Express" Danny Creeden was in top form as he got out front early and then held off the challenges of a solid core of driving talent to speed to his first win of the season at Accord in the Insinger Fuel Modifieds.  "The Jersey Force" Anthony Recchio proved once again there is still plenty of wins left in his 2001 Bicknell race car as he led start to finish to pick up his second win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman main event.  Emerson Cargain worked all of the angles from the bottom to the top of the speedway and rolled on to his fifth win of the season in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature attraction. "The Travelin Man" Mick D’Agostino worked hard to find his way around the much improved Dan Malley but he did and continued with his winning ways by capturing his fifth win of the season in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car feature.  "The Angle" Cole Stangle had the hot ticket and he sped to his third win win of the season in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature. The Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder feature was captured by Jeff DeGroat as he went wire to wire for his third win of the season. The Emmanuel's Marketplace Four Cylinder Enduro run was captured by Gene Helms in what was determined to be his first ever win at the speedway.

"The Lightning Bolt" Rich Ricci III and Richard Smith brought the field down for the start of the thirty lap Insinger Fuels 30-lap headliner for the Modifieds.  Ricci was quick at the start led heading into the first turn. Ricci would lead the first five laps before being overtaken by Creeden on a restart. Creeden would quickly build onto the lead and threatened to run away and hide. Another caution slowed the pace but on the restart Creeden would continue from where he left off but now had "Iron" MIke Ricci, Andy Bachetti and Anthony Perrego on the move to challenge.

Good solid battles were the hot topic for the fans as Mike Ricci and Andy Bachetti put on a great duel until Ricci won the upper-hand. With two laps remaining, Perrego, who was a bear at all points of the race track, expired a motor leaving the event to just a two lap shootout.  Creeden would lead the final two laps to capture his first Accord win of the season.  MIke Ricci was a strong second with Andy Bachetti nailing down a third place finish. Jerry Higbie came on late and scored a fourth place while Rich Ricci II completed the top five with one of his best ever performances at the speedway.  Rich Ricci Jr finished sixth while the returning Kevin Ward, Jesse Marks, Joe Judge and Steve Davis completed the top ten.

The Arkel Motors Sportsman event found outside pole sitter Anthony Recchio sprinting into the lead at the drop of the green flag and then just glued his race car to the top-side of the speedway.  Recchio had no problem building up a huge lead as his father's former mount was up to the task on this evening.  A late caution brought  the field together, erasing Recchio's lead but Recchio would not be denied as he raced to his second win of the season. Kyle Rohner raced from eighth starting place to finish second with Alex VanPelt in third, Leo Fotopoulos fourth and Tyler Johnston fifth. An interesting side bar here is the top six finishers all transitioned from the Slingshot ranks. The second five had Cole Henstchel, Jamie Yannone, Dan Morgiewicz, Matt Shultz and Mike Senecal completing the top ten.

Cole Stangle would lead from the first lap on and even though Travis Green mounted a solid effort to catch him, Stangle prevailed and earned his third win of the 2018 racing season. Green was second with Michael Corbin third and  the remainder of the top five being Brian Durbin and newcomer Zack Murray. The birthday girl Erin Paulison headed up the second five with Billy Fiske, Robbie Colbyrn, Kyle Swart and John Brown completing the top ten.

In the Upstate Auto Pure Stock event, Ray Tarantino led the first lap before giving way to John Hechinger.  Hechinger would remain at the point until lap seven when Emerson Cargain whistled on by him. Cargain seized the moment as he led the rest of the way but could not shake off the efforts by Hechinger, Steve Williams and Travis Brockner.  Cargain truly earned his fifth win of the season with Hechinger, Williams, Brockner and Bob Sleight Jr following. Making up the rest of the finishers were Ray Tarantino, Livy Johnson, Steve Kanuk and Richie Scott.
 
Dan Malley would jump into the lead at the start in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint feature. The first year sprint driver looked strong as he held off another first year driver Mick D'Agostino.  D'Agostino, who coming into the evening, had secured four wins at the speedway,  would challenge through the first half of the race found an opening and base-lined his way underneath Malley. The pair of racers went at it tooth and nail for a couple of laps before D'Agostino took over for good. D'Agostino would race to his fifth win of the season with Malley a strong second.  Jordan Lawrence, Mike Traver, Mark Connelly and Gary Huston completed the field.

In the Fireballers feature, Jeff DeGroat grabbed the lead at the start and would go to lead every lap for the win, his third of the season. It wasn't easy as Jerry Kingeter would put up a strong challenge all of the way to come up a few feet short but good for second place. Richard Smith was third followed by Ed King and Nicole Nelson. The rest of the top ten were Willie DeGraw, Dave Donovan, Anthony Tarantino, Ken Barringer and James Conklin.

The Emmanuel's Marketplace Enduro event was a thrill a second event. Dave Donovan took the early lead and threatened to run away from the field but he hit slower traffic and Jerry Kingeter reeled him in quickly. As Kingeter was passing Donovan for the lead in turn two, Donovan squeezed Kingeter into the unforgiving Boilerplate fencing and it sent Kingeter upside down. Kingeter was not hurt in the incident. On the restart, Richard Smith inherited the lead and he too would run down the slower cars and when he did Gene Helms came onto the scene giving all he had and Smith and he traded the lead back and forth. With a few laps remaining, Smith expired a motor and Gene Helms would race to the win by a whisker with a very determined Johnny Bankich chasing him down. Jeff DeGroat was third followed by Brandon Conklin and Travis Conklin.


GEMSTONES: 

The hotly contested racing action was completed at 10:49 PM.

Heat wins went to Jesse Marks, Rich Ricci III and Danny Creeden in the Modified division. Three heats were needed for the Sportsman with wins going to Mike Senecal, Danny Morgiewicz and Harry Baldwin. The Rookie Sportsman heats were claimed by Michael Corbin and Brian Durbin.  Mike Traver captured the sprint car heat win. The Pure Stock heat wins went to Emerson Cargain and Ray Tarantino.  Fireball heat winners included Jeff DeGroat and Willie DeGraw. 

New additions to the speedway included Kevin Ward in the Modifieds.  Kevin Borden was on hand making his initial start of the season at Accord.  Ray Tarantino was back at the controls of his regular mount this week. Zach Murray was a new addition to the Rookie Sportsman. Dave Donova was new addition to the ever increasing Fireballer ranks.

Many thanks to Lebanon Valley Modified talent Kolby Schroeder for assisting with the Victory Lane interviews. Kolby also interviewed at intermission with announcer Steve Pados.

Grandma Anne's Pies were distributed to all feature winners. as well as part of the 50/50 raffle. 101 Cars signed in for the night of racing.


RESULTS:

Insinger Fuels Modifieds:
Danny Creeden, Mike Ricci, Andy Bachetti, Jerry Higbie, Rich Ricci III, Rich Ricci Jr, Kevin Ward, Jesse Marks, Joe Judge, Steve Davis, Nick Johnson, Alyssa Cody, Anthony Perrego, Tyler Boniface, Jimmy Wells, Eddie Burgess, Mark Pullen, Richard Smith (DQ)

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

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars:
Mick D'Agostino, Dan Malley, Jordan Lawrence, Mike Traver, Mark Connolly, Gary Huston

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman:
Cole Stangle, Travis Green, Michael Corbin, Brian Durbin, Zach Murray, Erin Paulison, Billy Fiske, Robbie Colbyrn, Kyle Swart, John Brown, Jared Miller, Joe Coppola, Samantha Muller

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders:
Jeff DeGroat, Jerry Kingeter, Richard Smith,Ed King, Nicole Nelson, Willie DeGraw, Dave Donovan, Anthony Tarantino, Ken Barringer, James Conklin, George Barringer, Brandon Conklin, Dave Bendell

Upstate Auto Pure Stock:
Emerson Cargain, John Hechinger, Livy Johnson, Steve Williams, Travis Brockner, Bob Sleight Jr, Ray Tarantino, Livy Johnson, Steve Kanuk, Rich Scott, James Goetchius

Emmanuel's Marketplace Four Cylinder Enduro:
Gene Helms, Johnny Bankich, Jeff DeGroat, Brandon Conklin, Travis Conklin

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

Special event shows do have an increase in admission.

Next Friday, July 20th brings the fine folks from Williams Lumber to the Accord Speedway with all divisions in action and the third appearance of the season for the Northeast Vintage Modifieds.

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

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



A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR



June 29th, 2018

Accord, NY- Andy Bachetti Explodes For Dominating Win In Modified Action At Accord Speedway
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer continued to be blessed with great weather on Friday evening and the racing has been beyond spectacular with both track regulars and newcomers enjoying the spoils of victory in the WRWD Radio Victory Lane.  The Palmer Family offered a six division show on Friday evening as they put their tenth show in the Accord history books and with a show that went off like clockwork.  The weather cooperated fully and the Scorching summer heat did not stop a great crowd from coming out to help usher in the start of the holiday period. The enthusuastic crowd came out to the speedway to enjoy an evening of speed, delicious chicken BBQ and a light show extravaganza fireworks show that topped off a fabulous night sponsored by the good folks at Emmanuel's Marketplace. (www.emmanuelsmarketplace.com)

"The Wild Child" Andy Bachetti exploded from his tenth starting place and utilized every inch of the landscape to take over the lead on lap-13 to go on and record his second Insinger Fuel Modified win of the season at the Accord facility. "The Junior Rock" Matt Shultz has had some tough outings early in the year but this night belonged to him as he held a very determined Tyler Johnston to capture his first win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman main event.  Emerson Cargain dialed in the top of the speedway rolled to his fourth win of the season in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature attraction. "The Travelin Man" Mick D’Agostino continued his winning ways by capturing his fourth win of the season in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car feature.  Charles Loiodice continued to have the hot ticket and he sped to his third win win of the season in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature. The Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder feature was captured by Richard Smith as he went wire to wire for his second win of the season.

A pair of Halmar International hot rods brought the field down for the start of the thirty lap Insinger Fuels 30-lap headliner for the Modifieds.  "The Twister" Tyler Boniface out-gunned Allison Ricci off of turn two and grabbed the lead with Ricci following. A two car skirmish put last week's winner Kenny Ferrier and Mark Pullen on the sidelines. On the restart it would be Boniface showing the hot hand with Allison and Rich Ricci III battling behind him along with Richard Smith. The racing was fast and intense as the players began to make advances to the front. Bachetti led the group forward and Jerry Higbie, Mike Ricci and Anthony Perrego began to tip the scales in their favor. Bachetti, however, was relentless as he moved from lane to lane moving forward and utilized the cushion and then invented a new cushion as he top sided his way past Boniface on lap-13 to assume command of the lead.

Once in front, Bachetti built up a big lead and then was smooth in traffic as he could see on the scoreboard Higbie and Perrego were coming on strong. The night belonged to Bachetti as raced under the checkered flga to earn his second Accord Speedway triumph of the season and first win since his return to the speedway. Higbie was a strong second with Perrego third, Mike Ricci doing his ironman work in fourth and Tyler Boniface securing a top five in a great run for him at the speedway. Heading up the second five and a surprise entrant was Tyler Dipple as he began from 14th and finish sixth in a successful return to the speedway. Allison Ricci, Rich Ricci III, Richard Smith and Tommy Johnson completed the top ten.

The Arkel Motors Sportsman event found outside pole sitter Matt Shultz hustling into the lead at the drop of the green flag. Shultz had a fast hot rod and quickly put some daylight between he and Dave Demorest and Anthony Recchio.  Shultz was touring the speedway with laps of 13.8 seconds and found the track much to his liking. Things would unravel with five laps to go as Danny Morgiewicz and Kyle Rohner tangled in turn three and Kevin Stevens would connect as well with Stevens and Morgiewicz suffering considerable damage to their mounts. On the restart Shultz took off and making tracks would be Tyler Johnston as he coaxed some extra speed out of his race car and would go to the top of the cushion to put heavy pressure on Shultz all of the way to the checkered flag. Shultz would gain his initial win of the season with Johnston in second, Cole Hentschel third, Anthony Recchio fourth and Nick Plumstead rallying to finish fifth.  The second five included Leo Fotopoulos, Kyle Rohner, Dave Demorest and newcomer Troy Arnold.

Jeff Higham would lead the first lap and would then fall prey to Charles Loiodice on lap two and it would be the only move Loiodice would need in racing to his third feature event of the season in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman headliner. Loiodice once again had a great car under him and clocked some times in the 13.896 second mark.. Travis Green hustled hard to earn runner-up honors  Jeff Higham, Joe Coppola and John Brown would complete the top five. MIke Travis finished sixth while the remainder of the top ten included Brian Durbin, Michael Corbin, Cole Stangle and Robbie Colbyrn.

In the Upstate Auto Pure Stock event, Emerson Cargain seized the moment as he took control of the point at the start and would move up the raceway as he enjoyed the view and the speed from there and would go on and lead all of the way to gain his fourth feature win of the season.  John Hechinger remained close all of he way and made a couple of bids to unseat Cargain but Cargain proved to have just enough pep in his hot rod to get the win. Hechinger, Livy Johnson, Travis Brockner and Steve Williams would complete the top five.


Mick D'Agostino would jump into the lead at the start in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint feature. D'Agostino would lead all of the way as he withstood many challenges from Corey Wood early on but Wood spun out as he mounted a challenge bringing out the caution. D'Agsotino. Jordan Lawrence took up the chase but Lawrence would fall short in his attempts and D'Agostino would go on to his fourth win of the season with Lawrence second, Wood third Gary Huston fourth and Mark Connnely fifth.

In the Fireballers feature, Richard Smith grabbed the lead at the start but unlike last week when he met with the unforgiving boiler plate, this week he was all business as he led all of the way to earn his second win of the season. In doing so Smith held off a pair of chargers who kept it very close to the checkered flag as Ryan Heady just nipped current point leader Jerry Kingeter for runner-up honors. Kingeter was third while newcomer Brent Shaddock and Jesse Torrens would complete the top five. Following them would be Brandon Conklin, newcomer Jeff Tubbs, Marisol Torrens, Ed King and another newcomer James Conklin.

GEMSTONES: 

The hotly contested racing action was completed at 10:49 PM.

Heat wins went to Allison Ricci, Tyler Boniface and Richard Smith in the Modified division. Two heats were needed for the Sportsman with wins going to Dave Demorest and Anthony Recchio. The Rookie Sportsman heats were claimed by Jeff Higham and Joe Coppola. Andrew Davis and Jordan Lawrence captured the sprint car heat wins. The Pure Stock heat win went to Emerson Cargain.  Fireball heat winners included Jerry Kingeter and Willie DeGraw. 

New additions to the speedway included Tyler Dipple and Steve Davis in the Modifieds. Dipple was solid in his first start at the speedway in some time. Nick Johnson had his racer appear with new sheet metal. Rich Ricci III was at the controls of the Jimmy Winchell owned racer and he did an excellent job in the race car. Alyssa Cody returned to action in her Old Fields Farm 21L.

Troy Arnold was on hand making his second start of the season at Accord. Jared Miller was back at the controls of his regular mount this week. Ray Tarantino once again borrowed the Kanuk racer but problems forced him from competition in the feature.
Brent Shaddock, Jeff Tubbs and James Conklin were new additions to the ever increasing Fireballer ranks.

The skies went dark after the third feature and the experts at Santore's Famous Fireworks took over and lit up the Accord skies as only they can achieve.

Many thanks to our good friends at Emmanuel's Marketplace for a great night at the speedway.

Uncle Mike Hansen from WRWD Radio was on hand for the event and interviewed and joined the announcing team of Tim Adams and Steve Pados during the evening.

Xavier Graham and Candace Nichols each won a new bicycle in the Bike Raffle.

RESULTS:
Insinger Fuels Modifieds:
Andy Bachetti, Jerry Higbie, Anthony Perrego, Mike Ricci, Tyler Boniface, Tyler Dipple, Allison Ricci, Rich Ricci III, Richard Smith, Tommy Johnson, Jimmy Wells, Jesse Marks, Eddie Burgess, Danny Creeden, Nick Johnson, Richie Eurich, Joe Judge, Alyssa Cody, Kurt Hundeland, Rich Ricci Jr, Danny Tyler, Steve Davis, Kenny Ferrier, Mark Pullen

Arkel Motors Sportsman:
Matt Shultz, Tyler Johnston, Cole Hentschel, Anthony Recchio, Nick Plumstead, Leo Fotopoulos, Kyle Rohner, Dave Demorest, Troy Arnold, Danny Morgiewicz, Kevin Stevens, RJ Smith, Alex VanPelt, Mike Senecal

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

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman:
Charles Loiodice, Travis Green, Jeff Higham, Joe Coppola, John Brown, Mike Travis, Brian Durbin, Michael Corbin, Cole Stangle, Robbie Colbyrn, Jared Miller, Travis Cogswell, Erin Paulison, Billy Fiske

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders:
Richard Smith, Ryan Heady, Jerry Kingeter, Brent Shaddock, Jesse Torrens, Brandon Conklin, Jeff Tubbs, Marisol Torrens, Ed King, James Conklin, Anthony Tarantino, Nicole Nelson, Anthony Zecchino, Jeff DeGroat, Willie DeGraw

Upstate Auto Pure Stock:
Emerson Cargain, John Hechinger, Livy Johnson, Travis Brockner, Steve Williams, Ray Tarantino, Mike Arrigoni, James Goetchius

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

Special event shows do have an increase in admission.

July 3rd brings the Battle of the Bullring to the Accord Speedway. Gates open at 4 and hot laps begin at 6 for this special Mid-week show.

July 6th brings the fine folks from Mid Hudson Concrete to the Accord Speedway in remembrance of the late owner and driver Joe Giachinta.

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


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


A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR
 





June 25th, 2018

Accord, NY - Great Racing, Chicken BBQ And Fireworks Lightshow Highlight Friday Evening Schedule At Accord Speedway
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media 
 
The Accord Speedway has set the plate and the stage for this coming Friday evening, June 29th, to usher in a full compliment of exciting events to their pristine racing facility. Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer and staff have worked overtime and then some to prepare for one of the biggest nights of the season on the Accord Speedway schedule. When the gates of the speedway swing open on Friday afternoon, the Emmanuel’s Marketplace sponsored event; (www.emmanuelsmarketplace.com)  will find the first order of business for the fans is to double time their way for the concession area to partake in the "famous" Chicken BBQ with all of the "fixins” After partaking of the great entrees, an “electric slide” to the left will offer up all of the great dessert items from Emma's Sweets and Treats with ice cream sundaes, shakes and floats and much more to satisfy one's sweet tooth.

Included with this spectacular event will be a bike raffle for kids, rides through the pits for kids and the speedway will be offering up some tickets for the July 3rd “Bullring” event.
 
Once the appetites are satiated, an exciting six division racing card will greet the fans. No one ever knows what to expect at the "Gem in the Catskills" speedplant and the racing action thus far in 2018 has produced many different winners among the divisions through the first nine shows. Eight different winners in the Insinger Fuels Modified division, five in the Arkel Motors  Sportsman, five in the Upstate Auto Pure Stocks, seven in the WRWD Radio Rokkies, five in the Emmanuel’s Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders and three in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars bear solid proof the racers have to be on their "A-Game" to secure a win at the quicken the pulse speedway and please make note of the fact none of the divisions are a "give me" at this stage of the racing season. The racing will commence with heat racing and hopefully a couple of feature events will be run off before the lights go out on the speedway.
 
Once the speedway is completely dark, the experts at Santore’s Famous Fireworks will take over the skies high above the speedway grounds. With eighty years of community service as their back-drop for the event, Santore’s, through phone conversations, promises to light up the Catskills skies like no other show before it has ever done. The flash, the fire, the kabooms, the turning of the night-time into day and the constant ooh's and aah's from the appreciative crowd will make for a spectacular memorable light show at Accord and an evening the racing fans will chat about for some time. After the lights are returned to full power, the remainder of the feature events will be completed.
 
 Spectator gates will open at 5:30 PM. Hot laps begin at 7 PM and the first heat rolls out on the speedway at 7:30 PM. Special Show Admission: Adults $16 - Seniors $14 - Kids $3 (age 11 and under) Outdoor Reserved $18-Indoor Reserved $22

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. 

For photos of the great racing action contact Kevin Berryman at: www.kbsracingphotos.com
or for great racing videos contact Tom Czaban at: 518-250-0001

At the Accord Speedway............................................
 
WE MEASURE EXCITEMENT A QUARTER MILE AT A TIME



June 22nd, 2018

Accord, NY- KENNY FERRIER THROTTLES THE FIELD IN MODIFIED ACTION AT ACCORD SPEEDWAY
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer have kept pace or possibly even a step or two ahead of the weather in 2018 and the racing has been beyond spectacular with both track regulars and newcomers enjoying the spoils of victory in the WRWD Radio Victory Lane.  The Palmer Family presented a six division show on Friday evening that went off like clockwork.  The weather cooperated fully and the picture perfect scenery of the Catskills Mountains scenery continually makes the trip to the speedway a pleasant experience.  Friday night produced another of those great nights as another great crowd was on hand to enjoy the evening of speed sponsored by the good folks at Kingston Nissan.  (www.kingstonnissan.net)

"The KF Flyer" Kenny Ferrier ran to daylight at the drop of the green flag and enjoyed an outstanding drive to capture his Modified win of the season at Accord and his first win since 2016 in the Insinger Fuels Modified finale.  "Kid Ice" Cole Hentschel captured his   win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman main event.  Defending track champion Travis Brockner rolled to his second win of the season in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature attraction. "The Travelin Man" Mick D’Agostino continued his winning ways by capturing his third win of the season in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car feature.  Charles Loiodice had the hot ticket and he punched it on his way to his second win of the season in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature. The Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder feature was captured by Jerry Kingeter as he was triumphant for the fourth time this year. 

Eddie Burgess and Kenny Ferrier brought the field down for the start of the Insinger Fuels 30-lap headliner for the Modifieds.  Ferrier found daylight off of turn two and grabbed the lead with Burgess, Jesse Marks and Joe Judge in tow.  Ferrier was able to build a good size lead until the first caution came out for a spinning Nick Johnson. On the restart Ferrier again pulled away while Burgess settled in to the runner-up role. Behind the pair, the action was sizzling with a trio of hot rods making their way through the field to contend. Jimmy Wells led the group of hopefuls to the front and he battled hard with each pass he made as the real estate was at a premium. Anthony Perrego and Jerry Higbie were changing lanes at will as they moved forward. 

With ten laps remaining, Ferrier began to find slower traffic and with fine precision was able to slip past them with Burgess moving closer to Ferrier as the remaining laps clicked off.  Ferrier was not to be stopped on this night as he flashed under the checkered flag with Burgess in the runner-up role in an excellent ride. Wells would finish third in his Upstate Auto wagon with Perrego and Higbie completing the top five.  Mike Ricci headed up the second five with Joe Judge, Jesse Marks, Rich Ricci Jr and Allison Ricci completing the top ten.

The Arkel Motors Sportsman event found polesitter RJ Smith hustling into the lead at the drop of the green flag. Smith found the track to his liking and would lead through the first twelve laps of the event. On lap-13, Cole Hentschel worked the baseline to perfection and slipped past Smith and also brought along a dance partner in Kyle Rohner. The remainder of the event found Rohner making a couple of bids for the point but Hentschel was able to defend his position and would go on to capture his first win of the 2018 season. Rohner would finish second with RJ Smith third in a great run, Danny Morgiewicz fourth and Tyler Johnston finalizing the top five.  Heading up the next five spaces were Mike Senecal, Leo Fotopoulos, Chris VanDuser, Matt Shultz and Anthony Recchio.

Charles Loiodice raced into the lead from outside pole at the start of the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman headliner. Loiodice had a great car under him and clocked of the fastest time of the night going 13.741 seconds.  A couple of scrambles slowed the field  in the early laps but once settled in the rookie stars put on a great show with Loiodice in a league of his own on this night and walking away with his second win of the season. Travis Green hustled to second with Cole Stangle third. Samantha Muller was involved in a couple of those scrambles but worked her way back to fourth place while John Brown completed the top five. Robbie Colbyrn finsihed sixth while Mike Travis, Erin Paulison, Jared Miller and Kyle Swart completed the top ten.

In the Upstate Auto Pure Stock event, Travis Brockner seized the moment as he took control of the point at the start and would lead all of the way to gain his second feature win of the season. Livy Johnson would settle for runner-up honors while John Drake, Emerson Cargain, John Hechinger, Ray Tarantino, Steve Williams and Rich Scott followed.  

Mick D'Agostino would jump into the lead off of turn four at the start in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint feature. D'Agostino would lead all of the way as he withstood many challenges from Bobby Tersillo to go on and secure his third win of the season at Accord. Things did not go well for Tersillo, however, as while racing in second spot on lap-19 Tersillo tried to make a move on D'Agostino that didn't pan out and Tersiilo's hot rod went over, under and sideways down in a spectacular series of flips on the frontstretch and coming to rest in turn one.  Tersillo was okay from the scary incident but the racer suffered heavy damage and was cradled off the racing surface. Jordan Lawrence would finish second in his best run to date while Mike Traver was third, Dan Malley fourth, and Mark Conolly fifth. 

In the Fireballers feature, Richard Smith was the early leader until he hit the unforgiving backstretch boiler plate and sent his right front tire down the track without him. ED King inherited the lead but would give way to the high flying Jerry Kingeter. Once in front,  Kingeter checked out on the field and raced to his fourth win of the season. King would finish second with Brandon Conklin, Anthony Tarantino and Nicole Nelson completing the field. 

GEMSTONES: 

The hotly contested racing action was completed at 10:39 PM. 

Heat wins went to Joe Judge, Kenny Ferrier and Jesse Marks in the Modified division. Three heats were needed for the Sportsman with wins going to RJ Smith, Kyle Rohner and Cole Hentshel. The Rookie Sportsman heats were claimed by Joe Coppola, Charles Loiodice and John Brown. Mick D'Agostino and Jordan Lawrence captured the sprint car heat wins. The Pure Stock heat wins were captured by Travis Brockner and John Drake. Fireball heat winners included Jeff DeGroat and Richard Smith.

New additions to the speedway included Mike Kolka and Steve Davis in the Modifieds. DAvis had a great run going in his first time back in two years but he was debuting a freshly minted race car and broke off a shock mount while threading his way through the field. Kolka was an early departure in the feature. Kolka was in a Everett Haubrich owned racer. 

Joe Toth was on hand, making the tow up from Lower Makefield Township on the outskirts of Philadelphia. Joe had competed at Accord in the past in the Slingshots but if not mistaken took his first tour in a full sized race car. Hunter Lapp returned to action after missing a week due to a health issue. Hunter explained he is feeling good and was happy to return to the racing wars.

Kyle Swart was a new addition to the Rookies.

In a nice gesture, the Kanuk Brothers lent Ray Tarantino their car last night as Tarantino's car was suffering engine maladies. 

RESULTS:

Insinger Fuels Modifieds:
Kenny Ferrier, Ed Burgess, Jimmy Wells, Anthony Perrego, Jerry Higbie, Mike Ricci, Joe Judge, Jesse Marks, Rich Ricci Jr, Allison Ricci, Steve Davis, Tommy Johnson, Danny Creeden, Tyler Boniface, Richard Smith, Richie Eurich, Andy Bachetti, Mike Kolka, Rich Ricci III, Nick Johnson, Kyle VanDuser, Mark Pullen

Arkel Motors Sportsman:
Cole Hentschel, Kyle Rohner, RJ Smith, Danny Morgiewicz, Tyler Johnston, Mike Senecal, Leo Fotopoulos, Chris VanDuser, Matt Shultz,  Anthony Recchio, Hunter Lapp, Nick Plumstead, Alex VanPelt, Harry Baldwin, Shane Henion, Kevin Stevens, Joe Toth, Dave Demorest

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars:
Mick D'Agostino, Jordan Lawrence, Mike Traver, Dan Malley, Mark Connoly, Jeremy Quick, Bob Tersillo, Gary Huston, Kyle Pugilese

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman:
Charles Loiodice, Travis Green,Cole Stangle, Samantha Muller, John Brown, Robbie Colbyrn, Erin Paulison, Jared Miller, Kyle Swart,  Travis Cogswell, Brian Durbin, Jeff Higham, Billy Fiske, Joe Coppola, Jason Armstrong

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders:
Jerry Kingeter, Ed King, Brandon Conklin, Anthony Tarantino, Nicole Nelson, Jeff DeGroat, Jesse Torrens, Richard Smith, Willie DeGraw, Marisol Torrens, George Barringer

Upstate Auto Pure Stock:
Travis Brockner, Livy Johnson, John Drake, Emerson Cargain, John Hechinger, Ray Tarantino, Steve Williams, Rich Scott 

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

Special event shows do have an increase in admission.

June 29th brings the Annual Fireworks Extravaganza Show to the grounds of the Accord Speedway. Once again the event will be hosted by the good folks at Emmanuel's Marketplace. Come early and enjoy the Chicken BBQ and then settle in for some great racing, followed by Santore's Famous Fireworks and their sky-booming light show and then more racing!

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

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


A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR


June 15th, 2018

Accord, NY-  “Jammin” Jimmy Wells Captures The Modified Cargo For 2nd Win In Accord Speedway Action
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer presented a seven division show on Friday evening that went off without a hitch. The weather was just right and the Catskills Mountain scenery is majestic to behold no matter what time of the season. The special show that was set for Wednesday night was unfortunately postponed to a later date to be named later in the summer as Promoter Gary Palmer took a nasty spill off of the grader when preparing the track for racing and has been in quite some discomfort since then. Mr. Palmer soldiered on to have the speedway ready for Friday evening and had the facility “fit as a fiddle” as he always does.  Friday night produced another of those great nights as another great crowd was on hand to enjoy the evening of speed sponsored by the good folks at Dig Safely New York.  (www.digsafelynewyork.com)

Jimmy Wells rocked the house with an outstanding drive to capture his second   Modified win of the season at Accord and in doing so becoming the first driver to double down and collect his earnings in the Insinger Fuels Modified finale.  "The Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner captured his fifth win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman main event.  Livy Johnson celebrated her 18th birthday by driving past her fellow combatants to capture her first win of the  season as she captured the Upstate Auto Pure Stock encounter. "The Travelin Man" Mick D’Agostino raced to his  second win of the season in the  WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car feature.  Michael Corbin was triumphant in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature event as he captured his ever win at the speedway. The Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder feature was captured by another first time winner as Jesse Torrens found the bottom of the raceway to be his ticket to the checkered flag and was victorious. The Emmanuel’s Marketplace Four Cylinder Enduros closed the show with a rip-snorting and entertaining fifty lap finale that found Shawn Maloney having the hot foot in a rousing win for him.

Eddie Burgess and Danny Creeden brought the field down for the start of the Insinger Fuels 30-lap headliner for the Modifieds. Creeden 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 first twelve laps until a restart slowed the action. On the restart Jimmy Wells would move along side of Creeden and the pair squared off and it would be Wells winning the battle off of turn two to take command of the lead. 
Creeden would follow but in the blink of an eye Anthony Perrego came knocking and took over the runner-up slot. By that time Wells had built up a solid lead and Perrego pullled out all of the stops to reel him and did. They would be nose to tail in slower traffic and Perrego took a couple of shots on the inside to try to slip past Wells but it would be Wells crossing the line first with Perrego a nip away in Rich Ricci Jr was third with Jerry Higbie and Danny Creeden completing the top five. The returning Andy Bachetti headed up the second five with Joe Judge, Richard Smith, Mike Ricci and Jesse Marks completing the top ten. The action was jam-packed with excitement throughout the entire 30-laps of racing.

The Arkel Motors Sportsman event found Mike Senecal in the lead for two laps before yielding to the high flying Leo Fotopolous. “The Architect” would roll out to a big lead but a disabled Greg McCloskey would bring out the caution on lap-17. On the restart it would be Kyle Rohner behind Fotopolous and Rohner kicked the race car up a notch as he drove by Fotopolous one lap later and built up a nice margin of victory at the checkered flag.  Rohner would carve out a huge advantage over the field as he separated himself from the pack and he would go on to his fifth win of the season. Cole Hentschel was second with Leo Fotopolous, Nick Plumstead and Mike Senecal completing the top five. Alex VanPelt, Tyler Johnston, Danny Morgiewicz, Chris VanDuser and Anthony Recchio would round out the top ten. 

Michael Corbin raced into the lead at the start of the WRWD Radio Rookie
Sportsman feature attraction. Corbin had a fast car and enjoyed a quick breakaway from the field. Only in the latter stages of the event did Travis Green get close to make it a solid event. Corbin would go on to capture his ever win at Accord in a full size car with Green in the runner-up role. Joe Coppola recovered from a spin to finish third while John Brown and the returning Samantha Muller  would complete the top five positions. Charles Loiodice, Erin Paulison, Jared Miller, newcomers Travis Cogswell and Billy Fiske completed the field.

In the Upstate Auto Pure Stock event Livy Johnson seized the moment and would lead all of the way to give herself a big win on her birthday. Travis Brockner would race to second with Steve Williams, and the returning John Drake completing the top five. Emerson Cargain headed up the second five with newcomer Jimmy Maher, Ray Tarantino, newcomer JB Morris and Mike Arrigoni following.

Mick D'Agostino would jump into the lead off of turn four at the start in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint feature. D'Agostino would lead all of the way as he withstood many challenges from Jeremy Quick to go on and secure his second win of the season at Accord. Quick would finish second with Mark Conolly and Mike Traver finishing as the cars running at the end.

In the regularly scheduled Fireballers feature, Ed King led the first four laps before giving way to Jesse Torrens on a restart. Jesse Torrens would remain in front for the remainder of race and holding off challenges from Jerry Kingeter and Shawn Maloney. Torrens would hold on for his first career win at Accord and enjoy a big celebration in the WRWD Victory Lane. Kingeter, Maloney, Dave Donovan and Jeff DeGroat completed the top five. Anthony Tarantino, Marisol Torrens, Nicole Nelson, Willie DeGraw and Ed King would complete the top ten.

In the Emmanuels Marketplace Four Cylinder Enduro show closer, Jeff DeGroat would lead for the first 22-laps until yielding to the mighty fast Shawn Maloney. Once Maloney was in front he sailed around the competition with ease as he went on to his first win of the season.  Jeff DeGroat would hang on for second with Johnny Bankich charging from 15th starting position to nail down third place. George Zeininger returned to action and was fourth with Shawny Hazel completing the top five.


GEMSTONES: 

The hotly contested racing action was completed at 10:28 PM. Kudos again to Gary Palmer for working through much pain and agony to give the competitors an excellent race track to display their talents and for the fans to enjoy an evening of great racing action.

A special thanks goes out to our friends at Dig Safely New York. Area Rep John Yehl was in the house and interviewed with Announcer Steve Pados regarding the many benefits of calling “811.”

Writer Marie Doyons was also in the house referencing material she will be doing for the “Chronogram” Magazine. She also interviewed and stated just being on the speedway grounds made her a fan as the excitement spills over with each division that takes to the race track. 

Heat wins went to Rich Ricci Jr, Danny Creeden and Jimmy Wells in the Modified division. Two heats were needed for the Sportsman with wins going to Matt Shultz and Leo Fotopolous. The Rookie Sportsman heats were claimed by John Brown and Michael Corbin. Mick D'Agostino captured the sprint car heat win. The Pure Stock heat wins were captured by Travis Brockner and Livy Johnson. Fireball heat winners included Willie DeGraw and Richard Smith.

Grandma Anne’s Pies were in the house and each feature winner was given a treat worth consuming for their dining pleasure.


RESULTS:

Insinger Fuels Modifieds:
Jimmy Wells, Anthony Perrego, Rich Ricci Jr, Jerry Higbie, Danny Creeden, Andy Bachetti, Joe Judge, Richard Smith, Mike Ricci, Jesse Marks, Tyler Boniface, Rich Ricci III, Nick Johnson, Kenny Ferrier, Kyle VanDuser, Allison Ricci, Eddie Burgess, Tommy Johnson, Mark Pullen

Arkel Motors Sportsman:
Kyle Rohner, Cole Hentschel, Leo Fotopolous,  Nick Plumstead, Mike Senecal, Alex VanPelt, Tyler Johnston, Danny Morgiewicz, Chris VanDuser, Anthony Recchio, Dave Demorest, RJ Smith, Matt Shultz, Harry Baldwin, Greg McCloskey, Shane Henion

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars:
Mick D'Agostino, Jeremy Quick, Mark Conolly, Mike Traver, Andrew Davis, Eric Jennings

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman:
Michael Corbin, Travis Green, Joe Coppola, John Brown, Samantha Muller, Charles Loiodice, Erin Paulison, Jared Miller, Travis Cogswell, Billy Fiske, Cole Stangle, Robbie Colburne 

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders:
Jessey Torrens, Jerry Kingeter, Shawn Maloney, Dave Donovan, Jeff DeGroat,  Anthony Tarantino, Marisol Torrens, Nicole Nelson, Willie DeGraw, Ed King, Ryan Heady, Brandon Conklin, Richard Smith, George Barringer, Ken Barringer, Bob Clarke

Upstate Auto Pure Stock:
Livy Johnson, Travis Brockner, Steve Williams, John Hechinger, John Drake, Emerson Cargain, Jim Maher, Ray Tarantino, JB Morris, Mike Arrigoni, Steve Kanuk, James Goetchius

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder Enduros:
Shawn Maloney, Jeff DeGroat, Johnny Bankich, George Zeininger, Shawny Hazel 

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

Special event shows do have an increase in admission.

June 20th offers an open practice night at the speedway for all divisions hoping to dial their race cars in for the Midweek Madness events.

June 22nd brings all regular divisions in action for a great night of racing and Kingston Nissan will be the headline sponsor for the evening of speed.

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

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


A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR


June 8th, 2018

Accord, NY- Anthony Perrego Conquers The Modifieds For 1st Win In Accord Speedway Action
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer have enjoyed a great season thus far in 2018 even though there have been evenings when the skies were threatening and even doused the speedway with precipitation. Through all of the challenges they have been able to promote some of the very best racing action around.  They have been able to throw caution to the wind and continue on with their season and the solid fan base has appreciated the hard work and effort the Palmer Family has put into the facility and the ability to dodge most of the challenges they have been faced with. Friday night produced another of those great nights as another great crowd was on hand to enjoy the evening of speed sponsored by the good folks at HO Penn.  (www.http://hopenn.com)

"The Montgomery Missile" Anthony Perrego rocked the house with an outstanding drive
to capture his first Modified win of the season at Accord and in doing so keeping the Modified win list at seven different drivers winning after seven events in the Insinger Fuels
Modified finale.  "The Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner captured his fourth win of the season in in the Arkel Motors Sportsman main event.  Steve Williams claimed his second win of the  season as he captured the Upstate Auto Pure Stock encounter. "The Captain" Jeremy Quick raced to his third win of the season in the  WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car feature. Garden Stater "The Angle" Cole Stangle was triumphant in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature event and became the first driver to double down in the division.  Ray See Sr was triumphant in the Northeast Vintage Modifed finale. The Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder feature competed in two feature attractions and Jerry Kingeter and Shawn Maloney each captured a win.

"The Lightning Bolt" Modified rookie Rich Ricci III 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 first ten laps. Seventh starting Anthony Perrego worked his magic through the field and would begin to pressure Ricci with some baseline moves from both ends of the speedway. Perrego would vault into the lead on lap-13 and began to carve out some distance on those behind him. Mike Ricci would move into second with Jerry HIgbie following suit into third place. Mike Ricci would quickly find the lane he enjoyed and would close in the ranks on Perrego and the two would be nose to tail when a spin slowed the action. On the restart Perrego quickly raced out to a four car length lead he would maintain as the checkered flag fell for Perrego as he captured his first Accord Speedway win of the season.  Mike Ricci would earn runner-up honors with Jerry Higbie, Richard Smith and Rich Ricci III completing the top five. Danny Creeden headed up the second five with Rich Ricci Jr, the returning Tyler Boniface, Michael Storms, and Allison Ricci completing the top ten.

The Arkel Motors Sportsman event found Matt Shultz in the lead for one lap before spinning out in front of the field in turn three with the drivers doing some great work in avoiding a potentially dangerous situation. When racing resumed  Chris VanDuser would lead for a lap before yielding to the high flying Kyle Rohner.  Rohner would carve out a huge advantage over the field as he separated himself from the pack and he would easily race to his fourth win of the season. Cole Hentschel was second with Hunter Lapp, Nick Plumstead and Chris VanDuser completing the top five. Anthony Recchio would head the second five with Matt Shultz, Kevin Stevens, Mike Senecal and Alex VanPelt rounding out the top ten. 

Charles Loiodice raced into the lead at the start of the WRWD Radio Rookie
Sportsman feature attraction. Loiodice enjoyed a quick breakaway from the field as he appeared headed for his second win of the season.  On lap-12 Charles Loiodice came to a rolling stop in turns three and four and would be pushed into the pits. Cole Stangle inherited the lead and that was all he needed to lead the final three laps and claim his second win of the season.  Travis Green rallied to finish in the runner-up slot while Joe Coppola, Brian Durbin and newcomer Bryan Jones would complete the top five positions. 

In the Upstate Auto Pure Stock event Travis Brockner would lead for a lap before yielding to Steve Williams. Williams would lead until a lap-4 crash would take Brockner from the field. On the restart it would again be Williams and he would be challenged each step of the way by John Hechinger. Hechinger pulled close on occasion and on lap-12 smoke began to billow from the Williams race car. He would hold on to capture his second win of the season with Hechinger, Emerson Cargain, Ray Tarantino and Steve Kanuk following.

Mick D'Agostino would jump into the lead off of turn four at the start in the WRWD Radio
NEWS Sprint feature. D'Agostino would lead until a scary wreck would put Dan Malley upside down in turn one. Malley would walk away from the incident. On the restart Jeremy Quick would step hard on the gas pedal and take over the lead and the power move would take him all of the way to the checkered flag for his third win of the season. 
Mick D'Agostino would ern runner-up honors while the returning Bobby Tersillo, Jordan Lawrence and newcomer Gary Huston would complete the top five. 

In the regularly scheduled Fireballers feature, Jesse Torrens led the first five laps before giving way to Shawn Maloney. Maloney was fast from any part of the raceway and would go on to earn his first win of the season. Jerry Kingeter, Jeff DeGroat, Ryan Heady and Jesse Torrens completed the top five.

In the held over Fireballers event, Williw DeGraw led for the first three laps until Jerry Kingeter sailed by him. Kingeter would lead the rest of the way to pick up his third win of the season. DeGraw would finish second with Jeff DeGroat, Shawn Maloney and Russell Doland completing the top five. 

The Northeast Vintage Modified main found third starting Ray See  Sr taking the lead on the backstretch of lap one and then leading all of the way despite some final lap heroics from Mike Houghtaling. See Sr, Mike Houghtaling, Mike Brown, Charlie Houghtaling and Bob Harless completed the top five. A great car count was on hand for the event as 15-cars took the green flag to start the event.

GEMSTONES: 

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

Heat wins went to Richard Smith, Danny Creeden and Jimmy Wells in the Modified division while three heats were needed for the Sportsman with wins going to Matt Shultz, Danny Morgiewicz and Cole Hentschel.  The Rookie Sportsman heats were claimed by John Brown and Charles Loiodice. Mick D'Agostino captured the sprint car heat win. The Pure Stock heat win was captured by Travis Brockner. Fireball heat winners included Jesse Torrens and Richard Smith. Mike Brown and Charlie Houghtaling were victorious in the Vintage heats.

Craig Cuneo returned to action in 2018 and has made the transition into the sportsman division. Unfortunately Craig was caught up in the crash at the start of the feature. Good to see Mark Pullen return to action in the Modifieds. "Double D" Dave Demorest returned to action in the Sportsman. Bryan Jones was a new addition to the rookie ranks in a car that appeared to be similar to a former Bloom owned race car. Good to see Bobby Tersillo return to action in the sprinters.

Mark Conolly got upside down in the sprint car heat but repaired the car in time for the feature although he was early casualty.

RESULTS:

Insinger Fuels Modifieds:
Anthony Perrego, Mike Ricci, Jerry Higbie, Richard Smith, Rich Ricci III, Danny Creeden, Rich Ricci Jr, Tyler Boniface, Michael Storms, Allison Ricci, Joe Judge, Jesse Marks, Eddie Burgess, Jimmy Wells, Mark Pullen, Kennie Ferrier, Kyle VanDuser  DQ Scott Ferrier

Arkel Motors Sportsman:
Kyle Rohner, Cole Hentschel, Hunter Lapp,  Nick Plumstead, Chris VanDuser, Anthony Recchio, Matt Shultz, Kevin Stevens, Mike Senecal, Alex VanPelt, Shane Henion, Dave Demorest, Danny Morgiewicz, Tyler Johnston, Leo Fotopolous, Craig Cuneo, RJ Smith, Mike Murphy

WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars:
Jeremy Quick, Mick D'Agostino, Bobby Tersillo, Jordan Lawrence, Gary Huston, Kyle Pugliese, Dan Malley, Mark Conolly

WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman:
Cole Stangle, Travis Green, Joe Coppola, Brian Durbin, 
Bryan Jones, John Brown, Erin Paulison, Jeff Higham, Charles Loiodice, Mike Travis

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders:
 Jerry Kingeter, Jeff DeGroat, Ryan Heady, Jesse Torrens, Anthony Tarantino, Marisol Torrens, Ed King, Nicole Nelson, Brandon Conklin, Richard Smith, Willie DeGraw, Geroge Barringer DQ: Shawn Maloney

Upstate Auto Pure Stock:
Steve Williams, John Hechinger, Emerson Cargain, Ray Tarantino, Steve Kanuk, Travis Brockner

Northeast Vintage Modified:
Ray See Sr, Mike Houghtaling, Mike Brown, Charlie Houghtaling, Bob Harless, Tom Laner, John Roese, Jimmy Halpin, Bill Leise, Bob Schmidt, Joe Judge, Doug Atkins, Dan McKiernan, John Atkins

Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4_Cylinders:
(Heldover From June 1st) Jerry Kingeter, Willie DeGraw, Jeff DeGroat, Russel Doland, Ryan Heady, Richard Smith, Brandon Conklin, Marisol Torrens, Ed King, Anthony Tarantino, Nicole Nelson, Jesse Torrens, Ken Brrainger, Samsara Torrens DQ: Shawn Maloney

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.

Wednesday Evening, June 13th will have the Speedway open for a special event, "The Summer Shootout" for the Arkel Motors Crate Sportsman with $1,000.00 on the line for the winner. The Upstate Auto Pure Stock, the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball Four Cylinders, and the All Star and Junior Slingshots will complete the show. The show will be presented by Insinger Fuels.

June 15th brings all regular divisions in action along with the second appearance of the Emmanuel's Marketplace Four Cylinder Enduro Event.  Dig Safely New York is the headline sponsor for the evening of speed.

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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June 1st, 2018

Accord, NY-  Kyle VanDuser Cements the Modified Field For 1st Ever Win In Accord Speedway Action
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

 
Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer were very much aware the rain was heading in their direction, but they threw caution to the wind and they and their staff hustled through the evening and completed five of the six divisions before Mother Nature threw her weight around the area. A nice crowd was on hand to enjoy the evening of speed sponsored by the good folks at Northeast Paving and Sealcoating.  www.http://northeastpavingandsealcoating.com
 
"The Koncrete Kid" Kyle VanDuser rocked the house with an outstanding drive to capture his first ever Modified win at Accord and in doing so besting one of the top names in the history of the speedway "The 
Chairman of the Board" Rich Ricci Jr in the Insinger Fuels Modified finale.  "The Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner captured his third Accord win of the season in a rim-riding battle with "The Tornado" Tyler Johnston in the Arkel Motors Sportsman main. Emerson Cargain Jr made it three wins for the season as he captured the Upstate Auto Pure Stock encounter. "The Captain" Jeremy Quick raced to his second win of the season in the  WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car feature. Hyde Park, New York rookie Joe Coppola was triumphant in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature event to claim his first ever win at the speedway. The Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder feature will be run at a later date.
 
VanDuser jumped into the lead from his front row start and pasted his hot rod at the top of the cushion. A spin by Danny Creeden brought the field to a halt on lap six.  On the restart, Rich Ricci Jr would make many overtures for the lead but the determined VanDuser had found the zone he wanted and stuck to his guns with Ricci working off of the baseline to find his way into the lead. Just behind the leaders Jimmy Wells, Jerry Higbie, Anthony Perrego and Mike Ricci were working their magic forward.
 
Ricci would pull out all of the stops and for a few laps the lead duo raced side by side with VanDuser continuing to win the battle off the top of the raceway. VanDuser would not be denied on this evening and steered his VanDuser Concrete Foundation racer into the WRWD Victory Lane. Rich Ricci Jr was the runner-up in a fine drive with Jimmy Wells, Jerry Higbie and Anthony Perrego following. Mike Ricci headed up the second five with Jesse Marks, Michael Storms, Scott Ferrier and Richard Smith completing the top ten.
 
The Arkel Motors Sportsman event found "The Junior Rock" Matt Shultz  grabbing the lead from his front row start.  Shultz built up a lead of six car lengths until a caution came out on lap ten for a disabled Jamie Yannone. When racing resumed Tyler Johnston would place plenty of pressure on Shultz and finally slip past him on lap-14. Along with the lead change, Kyle Rohner blasted into the runner-up slot and the the run for the roses took on a whole new meaning.
 
Johnston was solid as he raced off of the cushion with Rohner testing all of the channels to find a way around him. On lap-21 Rohner found the hot spot of the raceway to make his move and he worked past Johnston. Rohner would lead the final laps and claim his third win of the season. Johnston was tough as nails in second while Cole Hentschel, Nick Plumstead and Chris VanDuser completed the top five. The second five found Corey Cormier, Hunter Lapp, RJ Smith, Chris Stevens and Leo Fotopolous from sixth to tenth.
 
Joe Coppola raced into the lead at the start of the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature attraction. Coppola enjoyed a quick breakaway but Charles Loiodice worked his way into the second position and began to reel Coppola in. Around the halfway mark Loiodice would spin between turns three and four causing a caution. On the restart, Coppola separated himself from the field and would go to capture his first ever win at Accord. Travis Green, Cole Stangle Mike Travis and a charge back from Loiodice would complete the top five.
 
A first lap crash slowed the action in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock event as it put fan favorite Livy Johnson on the sidelines for the remainder of the evening. When racing resumed Emerson Cargain grabbed the lead as he got off to a great start and it would prove to be the winning move as Cargain would wire the field on his way to his third win of the season. John Hechinger kept it close with a fine in the runner-up slot. Steve Williams was third even though he nursed a smoking gun to the finish line. Travis Brockner, John Drake, Ray Tarantino and Chris Kanuk completed the field.  
 
Jeremy Quick would jump into the lead off of turn two in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint feature and the power move would take him all of the way in the event as Quick would lead all laps on his way to his second win of the season. Andrew Davis was second with Mick D'Agostino third, newcomer Kyle Puglise fourth and Mark Connoly fifth.
 
GEMSTONES:
 
The hotly contested racing action was completed at 9:30PM as the heavy rains pelted the speedway hard as the Rookie event came to a close.  Kudos to Gary Palmer and crew for whipping the speedway into excellent shape for the evening of racing action.
 
Heat wins went to Kyle VanDuser, Eddie Burgess and Jesse Marks in the Modified division while two heats were needed for the Sportsman with wins going to Tyler Johnston and Chris VanDuser. The Rookie Sportsman heats were claimed by Joe Coppola and Travis Green. Anthony Davis captured the sprint car heat win. Pure Stock heats wins were captured by Livy Johnson and Steve Williams.  Fireball heat winners included Jesse Torrens and Richard Smith
 
RESULTS:
 
Insinger Fuels Modifieds: Kyle VanDuser, Rich Ricci Jr, Jimmy Wells, Jerry Higbie, Anthony Perrego, Mike Ricci, Jesse Marks, Michael Storms, Scott Ferrier, Richard Smith, Joe Judge, Tommy Johnson, Nick Johnson, Rich Ricci III, Kenny Ferrier, Danny Creeden, Eddie Burgess, Danny Tyler
 
Arkel Motors Sportsman: Kyle Rohner, Tyler Johnston, Cole Hentschel, Nick Plumstead, Chris VanDuser, Corey Cormier, Hunter Lapp, RJ Smith, Chris Stevens, Leo Fotopolous, Mike Senecal, Alex VanPelt, Danny Morgiewicz, Matt Shultz, Jamie Yannone
 
WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Jeremy Quick, Anthony Davis, Mick D'Agostino, Kyle Pugliese, Mark Conolly
 
WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Joe Coppola, Travis Green, Cole Stangle, Mike Travis, Charles Loiodice, Brian Durbin, Robbie Colburne, John Brown, Billy Fiske, Erin Paulison, Michael Corbin
 
Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders: Postponed until a later date due to weather
 
Upstate Auto Pure Stock: Emerson Cargain, John Hechinger, Steve Williams, Travis Brockner, John Drake, Ray Tarantino, Chris Kanuk, James Goetchius, Mike Aririzoni, Livy Johnson
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Please make note of the new starting times: Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps begin at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM. Admission for Adults $14.00; Seniors (65+) $12.00; Children $3.00 (11+ under) Indoor Seating $20.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Accord Bucks for $44.00 (a savings of $10.00)
 
Special event shows do have an increase in admission.
 
June 8th brings all regular divisions in action along with the second appearance of the Northeast Vintage Modifieds. HO Penn is the headline sponsor for the evening of speed.
 
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at:http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
At the Accord Speedway............................................
 
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May 25th, 2018
Accord, NY-  Jerry Higbie Makes a Statement In Modified Triumph At Accord Speedway
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

 
With Mother Nature seemingly controlling the fortunes and misfortunes of racing in the Northeast, Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer have been rolling the dice and dodging the crazy weather patterns to keep their speedway operating on schedule. They ushered in the Memorial Day weekend on Friday evening at their superb quarter-mile speedplant located in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. With the sun shining brightly and warm temperatures finally arriving, the Palmer Family had a great field of racers prepared to go racing and an enthusiastic crowd of loyal fans on hand for the event. WRWD Radio 107.3 FM was the headline sponsor for the evening and presented a show with country music from radio personality Uncle Mike Hansen from WRWD Radio. www.wrwdcountry.iheart.com
 
Not one of the fans left the house disappointed as "The Statesman" Jerry Higbie took over the lead on lap seven and ran away from the field the remainder of the way to capture his first win at Accord in some time in the Insinger Fuels Modifieds. "The Architect" Leo Fotopolous laid claim to his first ever win at Accord in the Arkel Motors Sportsman finale with a stellar wire to wire run to the checkered flag. "The Captain" Jeremy Quick earned his first win of the season in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars. Steve Williams put together a masterful run to triumph in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature while the holdover feature event for the Pure Stockers was claimed by Emerson Cargain. Travis Green Scored his first ever Accord win in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman event. In the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder event, Jerry Kingeter utilized a bump and run maneuver to slip past Jeff DeGroat on his way to his second win to close down the curtain on an excellent night of racing.  
 
Rich Ricci III and Scott Ferrier brought the Insinger Fuels Modified division starting field to the line for the start of the 30-lap headliner for the Modified division.  The quick starting Ferrier would jump into the lead with the fourth starting Higbie rocking to the top of the raceway to move into the runner-up slot by lap four. Ferrier enjoyed a big lead early that evaporated quickly as Higbie made tracks to contend for the lead. A mad Scramble slowed the field and on the restart, Higbie moved his Handsome Devil BBQ mount out front and would wave goodbye to the rest of the field as his consistent 13.2 second laps allowed him to open up a huge advantage on the field.
 
Anthony Perrego would race hard from his tenth starting slot and move into second but by that point in time Higbie was already into slower traffic. Higbie would earn his first win of the season in a stellar performance with Perrego in the runner-up slot. Mike Ricci, from 18th starting position raced to third with Scott Ferrier fourth and Jesse Marks completing the top five. Richard Smith headed up the second five with Danny Tyler, Rich Ricci Jr, the returning Michael Storms and Ray See Jr completing the top ten.
 
John Brown was fast out of the blocks to kick-off the WRWD Radio Rookie sportsman event. A few jingles early on slowed the pace but on each restart Brown proved to have the hot hand as he continued to set the early pace. On lap six Travis Green got underneath Brown as they entered turn two with Brown going in too hot and getting sideways and allowing Green to take command of the event. Once in front Green had things pretty much his way with Cole Stangle mounting pressure to Green but Green was strong and captured the win with Stangle in the runner-up role. Charles Loiodice raced hard to third with Brown hanging on to fourth and Mike Travis completing the top five. Erin Paulison raced to sixth place with Joe Coppola, Fred Smith, Keith Johannessen and Michael Corbin completing the top ten.
 
The WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car finale found Andrew Davis leading the first four laps of the event before yielding to the high flying Jeremy Quick. Quick would build on to his lead but before he could settle in he began to find Mick D'Agostino on the charge as he would cut into Quick's lead and find the two warriors going nose to tail the remainder of the event. Quick was able to keep D'Agostino at bay and would go on to capture his first win of the season at Accord. D'Agostino was strong in second place with the Dan Malley third, newcomer Larry Drake fourth and Mark Conolly completing the top five.  
 
The Arkel Motors Sportsman event was a barn-burner and head-turner from the drop of the green flag as Leo Fotopolous would take off with the green flag and built himself a substantial lead through the early portion of the event with Alex VanPelt in the runner-up role. Tenth starting Tyler Johnston was on the fly and used channel after channel of the speedway to race into contention. Hunter Lapp, Danny Morgiewicz and Kyle Rohner began a hard dogfight that would last until the checkered flag fell on the event. Fotopolous had more than power to hustle his way to his first career win at Accord. Johnston was the runner-up with Rohner third, Lapp in fourth and Morgiewicz fifth with great close racing start to finish. Kevin Stevens headed up the second five with Anthony Recchio from 16th, Mike Murphy from 22nd, RJ Smith and newcomer Troy Arnold completing the top ten.
 
In the holdover Upstate Auto Pure Stock event, Jay Smalley led through  the first ten laps before losing the lead to Steve Williams in slower traffic. Williams would race on to the win with Smalley in second and followed by Travis Brockner, John Hechinger and Ray Tarantino.  
 
Emerson Cargain led wire to wire in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock finale to capture his second win of the 2018 racing season. The win didn't come easy as John Hechinger and Steve Williams applied plenty of pressure on him as they would finish second and third respectively. Livy Johnson and Bob Sleight completed the top five. Travis Brockner, Johnny Miracle, Steve Kanuk, Ray Tarantino and James Goetchius completed the field.
 
In the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder encounter, Jerry Kingeter would lead the first eight laps until Jeff DeGroat slipped past him. DeGroat would lead through lap fourteen when Kingeter found some extra speed and oomph as he contacted with DeGroat and would drive away with the lead and the win, his second of the season. DeGroat was second followed by Willie DeGraw, Richard Smith and point leader Ryan Heady.
 
GEMSTONES:
 
The hotly contested racing action found seven features for the packed grandstands of loyal racing fans. Promoter Gary Palmer and crew worked overtime to have the track to top flight racing standards for the event.
 
Heat wins went to Ed Dachenhausen, Jesse Marks, Anthony Perrego and Scott Ferrier in the Modified division while Richie Eurich captured the B-Main.  Alex VanPelt, Hunter Lapp and Chris VanDuser captured the Sportsman heats. Rookie heats were claimed by Charles Loiodice, John Brown and Mike Travis. The Pure Stock heats were claimed by Emerson Cargain and Livy Johnson. The lone Sprint heat win went to Jeremy Quick.  Fireball heat wins were claimed by Ken Barringer, Jeff DeGroat and Jerry Kingeter
 
Thanks again to Uncle Mike Hansen and WRWD Radio for a wonderful night at the speedway. Uncle Mike and Announcer Steve Pados talked about the many activities WRWD Radio is involved with and of the great tie in with the Accord Speedway.
 
Many new faces were to be found at the speedway. Michael Storms and Jeff Heotzler were new additions to the Modifieds. Troy Arnold and Jared LaBagh were on hand for the Sportsman. The Rookies found new faces in Dylan Smith, Mike Bull, Pat Mann and Jared Miller hopped rides taking over the Davis Welding number 46. Larry Drake was a new Sprint car in action. Joel Murns, Cooper Henion and Wayne Taylor were new additions to the Pure Stockers. Bob Clarke and Adair DuBois were new faces for the Fireballers.
 
Former racer at Accord Tom Laner Jr is undergoing some health issues and management and staff at the speedway are praying for his recovery.
 
RESULTS:
 
Insinger Fuels Modifieds: Jerry Higbie, Anthony Perrego, Mike Ricci, Scott Ferrier, Jesse Marks, Richard Smith, Danny Tyler, Rich Ricci Jr, Michael Storms, Ray See Jr, Allison Ricci, Kyle VanDuser, Danny Creeden, Brad Rothaupt, Richie Eurich, Joe Judge, Rich Ricci III, Nick Johnson, Kenny Ferrier, Jeff Heotzler Sr, Ed Dachenhausen, Jimmy Wells, Tommy Johnson
 
Arkel Motors Sportsman: Leo Fotopolous, Tyler Johnston, Kyle Rohner, Hunter Lapp, Danny Morgiewicz, Kevin Stevens, Anthony Recchio, Mike Murphy, RJ Smith, Troy Arnold, Alex VanPelt, Harry Baldwin, Ryan McCartney, Chris VanDuser, Jimmy Devitt, Mike Senecal, Jared LaBagh, Cole Hentschel, Brad Horton, Nick Plumstead, Joe Bonetti, Matt Shultz
 
WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Jeremy Quick, Mick D'Agostino, Dan Malley, Larry Drake, Mark Conolly, Jordan Lawrence, Andrew Davis
 
Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: (Heldover From 5/4/18) Steve Williams, Jay Smalley, Travis Brockner, John Hechinger, John Drake, Emerson Cargain, James Goetchius, Chris Kanuk, Livy Johnson, Austin Smith, Rich Scott, Amber VanOrden
 
WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Travis Green, Cole Stangle, Charles Loiodice, John Brown, Mike Travis, Erin Paulison, Joe Coppola, Fred Smith, Keith Johannessen, Michael Corbin, Brian Durbin, Pat Mann, Jared Miller, Michael Bull, Samantha Muller, Jeff Higham, Dylan Smith (DQ)
 
Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders: Jerry Kingeter, Jeff DeGroat, Willie DeGraw, Richard Smith, Ryan Heady, Marisol Torrens, Ed King, Ken Barringer, Nicole Nelson, Bob Clarke, Adair DuBois, Anthony Tarantino, Gary Quick, Brandon Conklin, Jesse Torrens, Anthony Zecchino
 
Upstate Auto Pure Stock: Emerson Cargain, John Hechinger, Steve Williams, Livy Johnson, Bob Sleight, Travis Brockner, Johnny Miracle, Steve Kanuk, Ray Tarantino, James Goetchius, Cooper Henion
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Please make note of the new starting times: Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps begin at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM. Admission for Adults $14.00; Seniors (65+) $12.00; Children $3.00 (11+ under) Indoor Seating $20.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Accord Bucks for $44.00 (a savings of $10.00)
 
Special event shows do have an increase in admission.
 
June 1st brings all regular divisions in action and NPS is the headline sponsor for this evening of speed.
 
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
At the Accord Speedway............................................
 
A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR

May 18th,2018

Accord, NY-  Brad Rothaupt Rockets To Victory In Accord Speedway Modified Action
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

 
The Catskill Mountain area of New York offers many spectacular views and exciting things to do for vacationers. However, Fridays are reserved for the exciting action only exciting high level short track racing can provide. The Accord Speedway has been doing just that, giving the loyal racing fans some great racing action when Mother Nature does not rain on their parade. Even though the week long rain created havoc among many in the Northeast, the Palmer Family were able to put Friday evening in the record books with another great roster of driving talent. The loyal fan base went away satisfied they had witnessed another great night of dirt track racing. The evening of speed was sponsored by Powder Tech Powdercoating from Duanesburg, New York.  Their website is: www.powdertechinc.com.  
 
When all was said and done, The "Rhinebeck Rocket" Brad Rothaupt   displayed rocket power on his way to his first win of the season in the Insinger Fuels Modifieds. "The Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner got back to his winning ways in capturing his second win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman. Bob Sleight got back on track as he had the hot hand in capturing his first win in the Upstate Auto Pure Stocks. "The Travelin Man" Mick D'Agostino scored his first ever sprint car win in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars. "The Angle" Cole Stangle scored his first ever Accord Speedway win in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman. Jeff DeGroat  captured another win in the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder finale at the speedway. Dave Donovan closed the show with an impressive win in the Emmanuel's Marketplace sponsored 4-Cylinder Enduro nitecap.
 
Rich Ricci III and Brad Rothaupt brought the Insinger Fuels Modified field down for the start of the 30-lap main event. At the drop of the green it was Rothaupt firing out of the blocks and grabbing up the lead and very quickly put plenty of space between he and the rest of the field. At the ten lap mark Rothaupt had a straightaway lead on the field. Finding room to work, defending track champion Danny Tyler moved into the runner-up slot and began to close a bit of distance. Tommy Johnson stayed close to Tyler in third as some of the heavy hitters began to make tracks to the front.
 
Anthony Perrego moved into contention but a jingling of racers ended his bid for the win even though he rallied at the end of the event. The action was hot and heavy as many drivers tried to punch their ticket into contention. Rothaupt would not be denied on this night as he withstood some late cautions to reign supreme to capture his first win of the season at Accord.  Danny Tyler did an excellent job and finished in the runner-up role. Tommy Johnson hustled hard to a third place finish. Rich Ricci Jr was fourth and Danny Creeden finished fifth after starting in the 12th slot. Mike Ricci headed up the second five with the returning Allison Ricci, Joe Judge, Anthony Perrego and Rich Ricci III rounding out the top ten.
 
In the Arkel Motors Sportsman action, Nick Plumstead hustled into the lead at the drop of the green flag. Plumstead would race to daylight ahead of the field and built up a huge lead. Things would change quickly as the laps clicked off as a couple of cautions and some determined driving brought the defending track champion Kyle Rohner into the runner-up slot. After some hard battling between Plumstead and Rohner, Rohner was able to work his magic and wrest the lead away from the determined Plumstead. . Once in front, Rohner stepped away from the field to cash in on his second win of the season. Plumstead ran an excellent raced to finish second with Chris VanDuser third, Tyler Johnston fourth and Hunter Lapp completing the the top five. Leo Fotopolous headed up the second five followed by Anthony Recchio, Cole Hentschel, the returning Joe Bonetti and Matt Shultz. 
 
Jared Miller led the first two laps of the WRWD Rookie Sportsman main  event. He gave way to John Brown who would lead through lap six. Garden Stater Cole Stangle took over the lead on lap seven and was flawless in racing to his first ever win at Accord and his first in full-size division racing. Stangle came out of the Slingshot and Stage One Modified ranks and is right at home in his new division. Brian Durbin was second and a late skirmish at the end juggled the finish with Samantha Muller, Amanda Carson and Joe Coppola completing the top five.  
 
Bob Sleight took the lead on the first lap of the Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature and enjoyed the view to the point where he led all of the way to claim his first win of the season. Sleight was on  cruise control early on with Ray Tarantino finishing second, followed by Travis Brockner, Livy Johnson and Jay Smalley. Emerson Cargain headed up the group with Steve Williams, Amber VanOrden and Chris Kanuk following.
 
The WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars found Mick D'Agostino starting up front and that was all he needed to carve up a huge lead early on and then fight off a last charge by Jeremy Quick to record his first ever win at Accord as well with a Sprint Car. D'Agostino was making his fourth start in the sprinter and the Taunton, Massachusetts traveler looked smooth as silk on his way to victory. Quick was the runner-up with Dan Malley, Corey Wood and Jordan Lawrence completing the top five.
 
In the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder event, Willie DeGraw switched rides and would lead the first seven laps of the event. Jeff DeGroat started from twelfth but worked his way forward quickly and found his way into the lead on lap eight. DeGroat would go on to win the event with DeGraw in the runner-up role. Brandon Conklin was third while Ryan Heady and Jesse Torrens would complete the top five.
 
In the Emmanuel's Marketplace Enduro encounter, Johnny Bankich took the early lead and threatened to run away with the event. Things changed for the worse for Bankich as just before the Midway point, Bankich was turned around by a slower car in deliberate fashion. When the race was restarted, Gene Helms grabbed up the lead for two laps until Dave Donovan zipped by him. Donovan would lead until lap-32 when Richard Smith worked his way into the lead. Smith would lead for a couple of laps until his left front sneaker deflated. Donovan regained the lead and would go on to capture the opening salvo for the Enduro clan. Johnny Bankich was second with Smith limping home in third, James Conklin fourth and CJ Tinnelly completing the top five.
 
Gemstones:
 
Heat races were run off quickly as Modified heats were captured by Joe Judge, Brad Rothaupt and Danny Tyler. Sportsman heat wins were claimed by Nick Plumstead and Leo Fotopolous. Mick D'Agostino claimed the NEWS Sprint heat win. Rookie Sportsman heats went to John Brown and Jared Miller. Pure Stock heats were captured by Jay Smalley and Ray Tarantino. Fireball heat winners were Dave Donovan and Jerry Kingeter.
 
The Powder Teach group was on hand for their sponsors night and really enjoyed the show and the fine hospitality offered to them. An interview with track announcer Steve Pados highlighted the many offerings of the company and the bright future ahead for them.
 
The speedway was once again very racy top to bottom and again kudos to Gary Palmer and staff for offering up a multi-channeled facility.
 
June 13th, a Wednesday evening, will find the Accord Speedway offering up a special night for 602-Crate Sportsman racers. The event will pay $1,000.00 to the winner with $100.00 for taking the green flag. The Pure Stocks and Fireball 4-Cylinders will round out the card. Gates will open at 5 with racing kicking off at 7 PM.
 
Midweek Madness returns to the speedway after a couple of years hiatus On June 20th with many divisions on racing invited including Pit Bikes, two divisions of Slingshots, Quads, Go-Karts, Stage One Modifieds, 600 Modifieds, Mini Sprints and Mini 3-Wheelers. Pits will open at 5 with racing slated to go at 7 PM.
 
RESULTS:
 
Insinger Fuels Modifieds: Brad Rothaupt, Danny Tyler, Tommy Johnson, Rich Ricci Jr, Danny Creeden, Mike Ricci, Allison Ricci, Joe Judge, Anthony Perrego, Rich Ricci III, Jesse Marks, Eddie Burgess, Richard Smith, Nick Johnson, Ed Dachenhausen, Mark Pullen, Alyssa Cody, Jimmy Wells, Scott Ferrier, Jerry Higbie, Kyle VanDuser


Arkel Motors Sportsman: Kyle Rohner, Nick Plumstead, Chris VanDuser, Tyler Johnston, Hunter Lapp, Leo Fotopolous, Anthony Recchio, Cole Hentschel, Joe Bonetti, Matt Shultz, Mike Senecal, Alex VanPelt, Danny Morgiewicz, Ryan Stortini, RJ Smith, Mike Murphy


WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Mick D'Agostino, Jeremy Quick, Dan Malley, Corey Wood, Jordan Lawrence, Eric Jennings (DNS)


Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Bob Sleight, Ray Tarantino, Travis Brockner, Livy Johnson, Jay Smalley, Emerson Cargain Jr, Steve Williams, Amber VanOrden, Chris Kanuk, John Hechinger, James Goetchius, Rich Scott


WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Cole Stangle, Brian Durbin, Samantha Muller, Amanda Carson, Joe Coppola, Jason Armstrong, John Brown, Travis Green, Charles Loiodice, Jared Miller, Mike Travis


Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders: Jeff DeGroat, Willie DeGraw, Brandon Conklin, Ryan Heady, Jesse Torrens, Anthony Tarantino, Dave Bendell, Ken Barringer, Marisol Torrens, Ed King, Nicole Nelson, Dave Donovan, Mike Travis, Jerry Kingeter, Anthony Zecchino


Emmanuel's Marketplace 4-Cylinder Enduro: Dave Donovan, Johnny Bankich, Richard Smith, James Conklin, CJ Tinnelly, Ted Byron, David White
 
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.
 
May 25th brings all regular divisions in action. WRWD Radio is the headline sponsor for the evening of speed with a special salute to Veterans.
 
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
At the Accord Speedway............................................
 
A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR


May 11th, 2018

Accord, NY-  Jimmy Wells Collects Accord Modified Gold; Danny Morgiewicz Scores In Sportsman
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media
 
The always unpredictable weather pattern in the Northeast has kept the speedway promoters on their toes with mops in hand for the early part of the 2018 racing season. Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer have witnessed the highs and the lows of the crazy weather for the past 18 years and have weathered those storms and gales to produce some of the most highly-spirited racing action in the Northeast. Friday found the the rare occasion when the threat of a storm wasn't present in the area and the racers put on a great show last night at the speedway.  The favorable weather brought out the largest crowd of the season to enjoy a great night of entertainment. Arkel Motors was the headline sponsor for the evening of speed.(www.arkelmotors.com)
 
Hard working Accord promoter Gary Palmer continues to work overtime to give his driving roster the best possible racing facility he can and the race to the walls speed channels were a true testament to his dedication to his craft as the speedway offered many racing seams for the drivers to display their speed and guile.
 
The exciting seven feature race card found "Jammin" Jimmy Wells returning to the WRWD Radio Victory Lane for the first time in 2018 in the Insinger Fuels Modified division. "The Big D" Danny Morgiewicz scored his first ever win at Accord in the Arkel Motors Sportsman division finale.  Travis Brockner was fast and then some as he top-sided his way to victory in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock Division feature event. Bob Tersillo was lightning fast as he grabbed up his third win of the season in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars. Charles Loiodice captured the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature event. Jerry Kingeter and Richard Smith captured the pair of Emmanuels Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder events held at the speedway, after a post-race inspection led to the DQ of Jeff DeGroat. 
 
Brad Rothaupt and Ray See Jr brought the Insinger Fuels Modified starting field to the line for the start of the 30-lap main grind. Rothaupt would lead the first lap before sixth starting Jimmy Wells put his Upstate Auto Wagon at the top of the staircase and assumed control of the lead. Wells, to put it bluntly, was on his own set of rails as he stretched his lead with every lap. Uncle Mike Ricci shot between a couple of cars to take over second  and Anthony Perrego broke free to fall in behind Ricci. By the halfway point Wells enjoyed more than a straightaway lead and then began to hit traffic.
 
Ricci closed the gap to within six car lengths with Perrego in tow. This night, however, belonged to Wells as he crossed under the checkered flag with room to spare and with it his first win of the season. Mike Ricci was a strong runner-up just nipping Anthony Perrego who finished third. Danny Creeden came on strong from eleventh to finish fourth and Tommy Johnson ran an exceptional event to claim fifth. Brad Rothaupt headed up the second five with Danny Tyler, Richard Smith, Ed Dachenhausen and Eddie Burgess completing the top ten.
 
The Arkel Motors Sportsman event was a true to life barnburner as a fast field of race cars highlighted another great event. It would be the youngster Ryan McCartney jumping into the lead at the start and he would lead through the first six laps. Danny Morgiewicz took over the lead on a restart on lap seven and a couple of laps later reigning track champion Kyle Rohner would begin an all out assault for the top spot. Lap after lap the duo battled it out with Morgiewicz controlling the top line and Rohner digging for all he was worth from the baseline. Rohner would pull even at times but Morgiewicz had that little extra to hold off Rohner. The event became an immediate classic as two talented drivers duked it out for the win. Morgiewicz would not be denied as he edged Rohner for his first ever win at Accord. Rohner was second with Nick Plumstead third, Matt Shultz fourth and Jamie Yannone completing the top five. Tyler Johnston headed up the second five with Hunter Lapp, Leo Fotopolous, Ryan McCartney and Chris VanDuser completing the top ten.
 
"The Travelin Man" Mick D'Agostino jumped out front in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car division twenty lap main and the rookie sprint driver appeared headed to victory. On lap-18 D'Agostino slid up over the cushion and allowed Bobby Tersillo and Eric Jennings to get by. Tersillo would lead the final two laps to claim his third straight win for the season. Jennings was second with the disappointed D'Agostino third Jordan Lawrence fourth and the returning Don Smith fifth. Dan Malley and Mark Conolly followed.
 
The Upstate Auto Pure Stock main event began with Travis Brockner grabbing the lead at the start with Ray Tarantino sliding into second and it set-up another great feature attraction. Brockner was fast on the top of the raceway and Tarantino kept hounding him lap after lap for the top spot. Brockner never waivered as he led all of the way to claim his first feature win of the season. Tarantino was the runner-up with Livy Johnson giving her Tom's Repair Shop hot rod a good work out with a third place run. Steve Williams and John Hechinger completed the top five. Steady Jay Smalley, opening night winner Emerson Cargain Jr, Chris Kanuk, newcomer Amber VanOrden and Bob Sleight completed the top ten.
 
The WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature became a shortened event at fourteen laps due to time restraints but the racing was good throughout. Cole Stangle led the first lap and then gave way to Jared Miller. Miller would lead through lap seven when Stangle regained control of the lead. Slower traffic found the leaders trying to figure out the best way around them but Charles Loiodice found the upper reaches of the speedway open and he placed his car there and came out of turn four as the race leader. A caution on lap fourteen ended the event with Loiodice winning his first ever at the speedway with Stangle in the runner-up role and Travis Green finishing third. Jeff Higham and Joe Coppola completed the top five. Newcomer Jason Armstrong, Mike Travis, Jared Miller, Amanda Carson and Jamie Doolan finished up the top ten.
 
The Fireball 4-Cylinders first event was the held over event from a week ago. Willie DeGraw led the first two laps before yielding to Jeff DeGroat. DeGroat raced through the field with ease and won over Richard Smith, DeGraw, Ken Barringer and Anthony Tarantino. Post-Race Inspection led to the DQ of DeGroat, making Richard Smoth the winner by default.
 
The second event for the Fireballers found pretty much the same scenario as this time it would be Gary Quick leading the first two laps before DeGroat took over. DeGroat would go on to his win of the evening with Jerry Kingeter second, while Richard Smith, Ryan Heady and Gary Quick completed the top five. Post-Race Inspection led to the DQ of DeGroat, making Jerry Kingeter the winner by default.
 
Gemstones:
 

Heat winners for the evening included Andrew Davis and Bobby Tersillo in the Sprint heats. Travis Brockner and Ray Tarantino scored wins in the Pure Stock division. The Sportsman ranks found Harry Baldwin, Nick Plumstead and Hunter Lapp scoring victories. Enjoying wins in the Modified heats were Brad Rothaupt, Joe Judge and Tommy Johnson. Rookie heats went to Cole Stangle, Charles Loiodice and Travis Green  Two heats were needed for the Fireballers and Jerry Kingeter and Jeff DeGroat were the winners.
 
New cars on hand included Kurt Hundeland, Jessie Marks and Mark Pullen in the Modifieds. Collin DuBois and Mike Murphy made their first starts of the season in the Sportsman. Don Smith and Rich Mellor were nice additions to the Sprint Car Ranks. Johnny Miracle, Curt Ayers and James Goetchius were first timers in the Pure Stocks. Jason Armstrong, Jamie Doolan, Keith Johannesen and Billy Fiske new new additions to the Rookies.
 
Bob Sleight and Steve Williams traded cars for the evening.
 
A tip of the fedora to Promoter Gary Palmer for having the speedway groomed to perfection for the evening of speed. The track was racy from top to bottom and three and four wide racing were commonplace
throughout the night.
 
Grandma Anne's fresh pies made it back to victory lane as all winners received some goodness for their quest for victory lane.
 
 
RESULTS:
 
Insinger Fuels Modifieds: 
Jimmy Wells, Mike Ricci, Anthony Perrego, Danny Creeden, Tommy Johnson, Brad Rothaupt, Danny Tyler, Richard Smith, Ed Dachenhausen, Eddie Burgess, Joe Judge, Kyle VanDuser, Randy Green, Alyssa Cody, Kurt Hundeland, Ray See Jr, Mark Pullen, Nick Johnson, Jerry Higbie. (DNS) Scott Ferrier, Ken Ferrier, Rich Ricci III, Rich Ricci Jr, Jessie Marks
 
Arkel Motors Sportsman: 
Danny Morgiewicz, Kyle Rohner, Nick Plumstead, Mayy Shultz, Jamie Yannone, Tyler Johnston, Hunter Lapp, Leo Fotopolous, Ryan McCartney, Chris VanDuser, Harry Baldwin, Collin DuBois, Mike Senecal, Shane Henion, Michael Murphy, Chris Stevens, Alex VanPelt, Jimmy Devitt, Anthony Recchio
 
WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: 
Bob Tersillo, Eric Jennings, Mick D'Agostino, Jordan Lawrence, Don Smith Jr, Dan Malley, Mark Conolly, Rich Mellor, Andrew Davis
 
Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: 
Travis Brockner, Ray Tarantino, Livy Johnson, Steve Williams, John Hechinger, Jay Smalley, Emerson Cargain Jr, Chris Kanuk, Amber VanOrden, Bob Sleight, Johnny Miracle, Austin Smith, Curt Ayers, Rich Scott, James Goetchius
 
WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: 
Charles Loiodice, Cole Stangle, Travis Green, Jeff Higham, Joe Coppola, Jason Armstrong, Mike Travis, Jared Miller, Amanda Carson, Jamie Doolan, Erin Paulison, Keith Johannesen, Robbie Colburne, John Brown, Brian Durbin, Fred Smith, Billy Fiske
 
Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders:
Jerry Kingeter, Richard Smith, Ryan Heady, Gary Quick, Brandon Conklin, Nikolas Curry, Ken Barringer, Jesse Torrens, Anthony Tarantino, Ed King, Marisol Torrens, Samsara Torrens, Willie DeGraw, Anthony Zecchino TECH DQ: Jeff DeGroat
 
Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders:
(Heldover from May 4th) Richard Smith, Willie DeGraw, Kenn Barringer, Anthony Tarantino, Ryan Heady, Brandon Conklin, Gary Quick, Jerry Kingeter TECH DQ: Jeff DeGroat
 
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.
 
May 18th brings all regular divisions in action. PowderTech is the headline sponsor for the evening of speed. The initial Enduro Event in 2018 will take place on the 18th sponsored by Emmanuel's Marketplace
 
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
At the Accord Speedway............................................
 
A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR



May 4th, 2018

Accord, NY- Bachetti Overhauls VanDuser To Capture Exciting Accord Speedway Modified Win
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media
 
What a difference a week makes as the cold weather might have gone to sleep for now and spring has finally sprung in New York State. Friday evening brought eighty degree weather to the Catskills but it also brought some of that rain stuff the racers and promoters dread. A rainstorm blew in and halted the action for over an hour but Promoter Gary Palmer was relentless as he and with the help of a caravan of race cars whipped the speedway back into shape and along with it produced another great night of racing. A couple of divisions did not get their features in and those races will be added on as time permits. The racing action was sponsored by  Rapid Tire Service located in Montgomery, New York. (www.rapidtireservice.com)
 
Capturing wins on Friday at the speedway were "The Wild Child" Andy Bachetti in the Insinger Fuels Modifieds as he overhauled young Kyle VanDuser to capture the victory. "The Jersey Force" Anthony Recchio picked up his first win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman. Bob Tersillo celebrated his second win succession on his sponsor's night in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars, and Brian Durbin captured his first win in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman. Mike Houghtaling took the road less traveled to come away the winner in the Northeast Vintage Modifieds as he nipped Darrell Hulbert to win yet another event at the speedway. 
 
"Tommy Gun" Tommy Johnson and "The Concrete Kid" Kyle VanDuser brought the starting field to the green flag for the start of the 30-lap Modified headliner. VanDuser wasted no time in blasting to the front of the pack with Johnson and Anthony Perrego in hot pursuit. VanDuser was blasting off of the top of the raceway like a man possessed as he led the field lap after lap. Back in the field their were numerous battles for position and real estate but Andy Bachetti came a calling after starting from fourteenth position. Rich Ricci Jr hustled hard from tenth position and everyone on hand knew this was going to be a show-stopper to the finish.  "Iron" Mike Ricci pulled up lame on turn two in lap ten bringing out the caution.
 
On the restart VanDuser glued himself back up to the top of the raceway and once again forged out front. He held the top spot when another caution for the disabled racer of Nick Johnson on lap-22. The restart had VanDuser back in control but with many drivers chasing him with their eyes on the prize. Ed Dachenhausen would break on lap-25. On the restart Bachetti tested low and then high and was able to drive by VanDuser on lap-27 and go on and capture the win. VanDuser ran a great race and was the runner-up with Perrego steady in third place Danny Creeden charging hard late to grab up fourth and Rich Ricci Jr finishing up the top five. The second five were Jerry Higbie, Randy Green from 13th, Scott Ferrier, Jimmy Wells who drove back through the filed after an earlier altercation and Richard Smith.
 
The Arkel Motors Sportsman feature headliner was a time-shortened event with Anthony Recchio leading all laps to capture his first win in the regular Sportsman division and doing it with a 2001 minted Bicknell race car. Recchio was in command all of the way. Tyler Johnston was the runner-up and he was getting stronger with each passing lap. Matt Shultz was third with Cole Hentschel fourth and Kevin Stevens rounding out the top five.   The second five was headed up by Daniel Morgiewicz with Hunter Lapp, Leo Fotopolous, Chris VanDuser and Tony Kowalchuk completing the top ten.
 
The WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars found Bobby Tersillo up to the task once again as he grabbed up the lead on the opening lap and cruised to his second straight win at the speedway. Corey Wood was the runner-up in a strong outing with Mick D'Agostino in third, followed by Eric Jennings, Jeremy Quick, Heidi Hedin and Mark Connolly.
 
The WRWD Rookie Sportsman field was a good one and even though the event became time shortened the action was good throughout the pack. Winning his first ever Accord feature was Brian Durbin as he grabbed the lead in turn one and held the field at bay throughout the duration of the event. Charlie Loiodice was the runner-up with Travis Green, Joe Coppola and Mike Travis completing the top five. Samantha Muller recovered from an earlier spin and headed up the second five with Robbie Colburne, Amanda Carson, Fred Smith and Erin Paulison completing the top ten.
 
Darrell Hulbert lead the entire Vintage Modified race except for the final two turns as Mike Houghtaling saw Hulbert try to go underneath a slower car in turn three and Houghtaling decided to go high and the travel-line brought Houghtaling another Accord Speedway win. Hulbert was the runner-up with Ray See Sr, Mike Brown and Bob Harless finishing up the top five..
 
GEMSTONES:
 
Heat winners for the evening event included Matt Shultz, Anthony Recchio and Nick Plumstead in the Sportsman division. Pure Stock heats were won by Ray Tarantino and Travis Brockner. Three heats were needed to set the field for the Modified division with Richie Eurich, Kyle VanDuser and Jimmy Wells claiming wins. Bob Tersillo captured the lone heat in sprint car action that saw Jeremy Quick take a wild ride after hopping a wheel. Rookie Sportsman heats were claimed by Jared Miller and Brian Durbin.
Preliminary Fireball heats were claimed by Jeff DeGroat, Jerry Kingeter and Dave Donovan.
 
The speedway itself was in spectacular condition both times as Promoter Gary Palmer spent the entire week in working his magic grooming the multi-channeled raceway that saw three and four wide action throughout the evening of events.
 
Jim and Ginnie Douglas are celebrating their 55th Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations to the happy couple.
 
Best wishes go out to Kurt Cross as he will have knee surgery this coming Tuesday.
 
It was nice to see Former Miss Accord Speedway Erica Decker in attendance and she informed us she is planning her wedding coming up shortly.
 
Jim Silinski was also on hand. Jim is the orchestrator of the First Responders Night at the speedway.
 
Uncle Mike Hansen from WRWD Radio also was on hand for the event.
 
Randy Filipowski handled the flags for the evening.
 
RESULTS:
 
Insinger Modifieds:
Andy Bachetti, Kyle Van Duser, Anthony Perrego, Danny Creeden, Rich Ricci Jr, Jerry Higbie, Randy Green, Scott Ferrier, Jimmy Wells, Richard Smith, Kenny Ferrier, Joe Judge, Rich Ricci III, Danny Tyler, Ed Dachenhausen, Tommy Johnson, Nick Johnson, Mike Ricci, Alissa Cody, Rich Eurich, Brian Malcolm (DNS), Ray See Jr (DNS), Brad Rothaupt (DNS)
 
Arkel Motors Sportsman:
Anthony Recchio, Tyler Johnston, Matt Shultz, Cole Hentschel, Kevin Stevens, Daniel Morgiewicz, Hunter Lapp, Leo Fotopolous, Chris VanDuser, Tony Kowalchuk, Mike Senecal, Jimmy Devitt, Alex VanPelt, Robbie Knipe, Jamie Yanonne, Ryan McCartney, Nick Plumstead, Kyle Rohner, Harry Baldwin (DNS), Ryan Stortini (DNS)
 
WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars:
Bob Tersillo, Corey Wood, Mick D'Agostino, Eric Jennings, Jeremy Quick, Heidi Hedin, Mark Conolly, Andrew Davis
 
Upstate Auto Pure Stocks:
Postponed to a later date
 
WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman:
Brian Durbin, Charles Loiodice, Travis Green, Joe Coppola, Mike Travis, Samantha Muller, Robbie Colburne, Amanda Carson, Fred Smith, Erin Paulison, John Brown, Jared Miller, Cole Stangle, Kenny Ryder, Michael Corbin
 
Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders:
Postponed to a later date
 
Northeast Vintage Modifieds:
Mike Houghtaling, Darrell Hulbert, Ray See Sr, Mike Brown, Bob Harless
 
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.
 
May 11th brings in all regular divisions in action and Arkel Motors will be the headline sponsor for the evening of speed.
 
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
At the Accord Speedway............................................
 
A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR


April 20th, 2018

Accord, NY-  "Prime Time" Scott  Ferrier Sizzles To A Frigid Opening Night Accord Speedway Modified Win
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

 
The Catskills Mountains of New York State sprung back to life Friday evening as the the high pitched sounds of race cars and the mighty cheering from a grandstand full of happy fans opened up the Accord Speedway for the 2018 racing season. Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer ushered in the long-awaited season opener at their pristine racing facility located in the area once known as the "Borscht Belt." The speedway opened last evening to a great cast of familiar and new driving stars and they offered high speed action with daredevil skills on a race track like no other found on the entire East Coast today. The great opening night crowd witnessed six race divisions on a day that found the weather somewhat warm in the afternoon and quickly going frigid as the evening progressed. The racing action was sponsored by Fast Signs of Kingston, New York: www.fastsigns.com
 
Capturing the exciting opening night wins at the speedway were "Prime Time" Scott Ferrier in the Insinger Fuels Modifieds, "The Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner in the Arkel Motors Sportsman, Emerson Cargain Jr in the Upstate Auto Pure Stocks, Bobby Tersillo in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars, Kenny Ryder in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman and Jeff DeGroat in the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders.
 
Joey Grammes and Danny Creeden brought the 23-car starting field to the green flag for the start of the 30-lap Modified headliner. Creeden wasted no time in blasting to the front of the pack with Joey Grammes and Scott  Ferrier in hot pursuit. A restart found Scott Ferrier blasting off of the top of the raceway like a man possessed as he quickly scampered away from the field. With Ferrier putting on a clinic, the racing action was hot and heavy behind him as the quality field of talent jockeyed for their own slice of real estate. Anthony Perrego moved through the pack in a challenging position only to find his hot rod catch on fire and he quickly shut down the racer.
 
On the restart, Ferrier once again showed his tail pipes to the rest of the field only to seemingly slow a bit during the final ten laps allowing Creeden, Rich Ricci Jr, Jerry Higbie and Mike Ricci to close the distance but  would cross the finish line in that order. Local ace "Little Richard" Smith was sixth from 15th, and the remainder of the top ten included Jimmy Wells, invader Andy Bachetti, reigning champion Danny Tyler and Brian Malcolm.
 
The Arkel Motors Sportsman feature headliner found a very quick Tony Kowalchuk establishing the point for the first 13-laps. A restart brought the field together and on the restart Kyle Rohner drove by Kowalchuk from the top of the raceway. A lap-20 caution placed Kowalchuk back to the front as officials decided Rohner had jumped the prior start. On the ensuing restart, Rohner went to work and grabbed the lead as the two combatants hit turn three. Rohner led the remainder of the way to grab the win with Kowalchuk in the runner-up role. Leo Fotopolous was third in a great run with Tyler Johnston and Hunter Lapp completing the top five as the pair battled throughout the event. Daniel Morgiewicz headed up the second five with Mike Senecal, Kevin Stevens, Cole Hentschel and Nick Plumstead completing the top ten.
 
Emerson Cargain Jr led all laps to triumph in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature race. While Sleight led all of the laps, Steve Williams kept it interesting throughout the event as he challenged for most of the event along with former track champion Bob Sleight. Williams was the runner-up with Sleight third, Livy Johnson fourth and John Hechinger fifth.
 
The WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars found Bobby Tersillo leading all of the way to capture the win. Newcomer Mick D'Agostino pushed Tersillo the entire distance but couldn't find the sweet spot of the raceway to get by.
Keystone State star Heidi Hedin finished third while another newcomer Dan Malley was fourth.
 
The WRWD Rookie Sportsman field was a good one and even though the attrition rate was a bit high at the opening night event, there is a good deal of talented future stars within the group. The night belonged Kenny Ryder as he led all laps to capture his first ever win at Accord. Travis Green was in for the runner-up slot while Samantha Muller was third in her debut into the full size car ranks. John Brown and Fred Smith completed the top five. Erin Paulison, Michael Corbin, Joseph Coppola, Cole Stangle and Brian Durbin completed the top ten.
 
A familiar face graced victory lane in the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball Four Cylinder initial showdown. Jeff DeGroat, a mainstay in the Enduro ranks, led from start to finish in his rice rocket with another four cylinder veteran Jerry Kingeter slipping past Dave Donovan for runner-up honors. Donovan, Ryan Heady and Jesse Torrens completed the top five. Brandon Conklin, Gary Quick, Ken Barringer, Sean Quinn and Wikkie DeGraw completed the top ten.
 
GEMSTONES:
 
Heat winners for the opening night event included Tony Kowlachuk, Hunter Lapp and Leo Fotopolous in the Sportsman division. Pure Stock heats were won by Emerson Cargain Jr and Steve Williams. Three heats were needed to set the field for the Modified division with Joey Grammes, Danny Creeden and Jerry Higbie claiming wins while the consolation win went to Brian Malcolm. Mick D'Agostino captured the lone heat in sprint car action. Rookie Sportsman heats were claimed by Cole Stangle and Samantha Muller. Fireball Heats were claimed by Jeff DeGroat and Dave Donovan.
 
The start of the event was delayed for a few minutes to allow the crowd a chance to find their way to their seats in a solid opening night event for the speedway and the Palmer Family. The Palmer Family is celebrating their eighteenth anniversary as the owners and promoters of the Accord facility.
 
The speedway itself was in spectacular condition as Promoter Gary Palmer spent the entire week in working his magic on the multi-channeled raceway that saw three and four wide action throughout the evening of events. All of the drivers offered their praises for the well groomed facility.
 
Many new cars and paint schemes were the order of the day for the pit area that bustled all evening long. "Jammin" Jimmy Wells opened his season sporting new sponsorship from Upstate Auto and celebrating a birthday. Joey Grammes, Butch Getz and Tyler Boniface were new additions to the Modified field. D'Agostino, Dan Malley, Jordan Lawrence and Mark Connoly were new faces for the sprint division.  
 
The new Town Supervisor in Rochester Mike Baden was on hand for the action, interviewed with Steve Pados and truly enjoyed his night at the speedway. Uncle Mike Hansen from WRWD Radio was on hand and had the decked out WRWD Truck taking a few laps. The Upstate Auto pace truck had Randy Filipowski at the controls
 
Ronda and Gary Phillips, who play such an important part in the success of the Dirt Track Heroes Show, came up from Phillipsburg, New Jersey to cheer on their favorite driver Kyle Rohner.
 
A moment of silence was held for Former first lady Barbara Bush as well as former Accord and Olive Bridge racer Barry Dolan.
 
RESULTS:
 
Insinger Fuels Modifieds: Scott Ferrier, Danny Creeden, Rich Ricci Jr, Jerry Higbie, Mike Ricci, Richard Smith, Jimmy Wells, Andy Bachetti, Danny Tyler, Brian Malcolm, Ray See Jr, Tyler Boniface, Joe Judge, Brad Rothaupt, Kenny Ferrier, Ed Dachenhausen, Rich Ricci III, Butch Getz, Richie Eurich, Anthony Perrego, Joey Grammes, Kyle VanDuser, Tommy Johnson, Eddie Burgess, Alissa Cody, Brian Krummel
 
Arkel Motors Sportsman: Kyle Rohner, Tony Kowalchuk, Leo Fotopolous, Tyler Johnston, Hunter Lapp, Daniel Morgiewicz, Mike Senecal, Kevin Stevens, Cole Hentschel, Nick Plumstead, Harry Baldwin, Ryan McCartney, Chris VanDuser, Alex VanPelt, Jimmy Devitt, Robbie Knipe, Shane Henion, Anthony Recchio, RJ Smith, Matt Shultz
 
WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Bob Tersillo, Mick D'Agostino, Heidi Hedin, Dan Malley, Mark Connoly, Jordan Lawrence, Andrew Davis
 
Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Emerson Cargain, Steve Williams, Bob Sleight, Livy Johnson, John Hechinger, Ray Tarantino
 
WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Kenny Ryder, Travis Green, Samantha Muller, John Brown, Fred Smith, Erin Paulison, Michael Corbin, Joseph Coppola, Cole Stangle, Brian Durbin, Charles Loiodice, Kyle Schwartz, Amanda Carson, Jeff Higham, Jared Miller
 
Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball Four Cylinders: Jeff DeGroat, Jerry Kingeter, Dave Donovan, Ryan Heady, Jesse Torrens, Brandon Conklin, Gary Quick, Ken Barringer, Sean Quinn, Wikkie DeGraw, Nicole Nelson, Anthony Tarantino, Samantha Torres, Marisol Torrens, George Barringer, Mike Travis
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Please make note of the starting time: 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.
 
April 27th has all regular divisions at the speedway in action. Mombaccus Excavating and Stone is the headline sponsor for the evening of speed.
 
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
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A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR


 
Accord, NY - Accord Speedway Honors 2017 Champions And Place Winners At Annual Awards Banquet 
By Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

 
Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer welcomed in a crowd of 200 members of the racing fraternity on Sunday evening as they hosted their seventeenth annual Accord Speedway Banquet and Awards ceremony. The banquet took place at the Hudson Valley Resort just a few miles away from the speedway in Accord, New York. The Palmer family completed another successful racing season at their pristine and exciting quarter mile speedplant nestled within the valleys of the Catskill Mountains. Although Mother Nature presented some problems along the way in 2017, the racing season proved to be both exciting and intense as a few of the championship titles came down to the final night of points at the speedway.
 
After a joyous and fun-filled cocktail hour, sumptuous dinner and dessert, the evening's emcee and track announcer Steve Pados and his assistant Tim Adams took to the stage to begin the awards presentations. Division by division was announced as spectacular hardware and awards were handed out to all of the speedway's champions and attending place finishers. The Champions also received championship jackets.
 
The Friday night headline division presentations quickly followed. Beginning with the Want Ad Digest Junior Slingshot division, driving talent "The Cold Spring Kid" Jake Mason picked up the championship hardware after riding high on the strength of an eight win season. Jayden Sleight picked up third place honors and also scored his wins at the speedway in 2017. In the hotly contested Upstate Auto sponsored Pure Stock division, Travis Brockner captured the championship title highlighted by a two win season and capturing the title on the final night of the season in the highly competitive affordable division at the speedway. Also honored were high place winners Ray Tarantino, Steve Williams, John Hechinger, Bob Sleight Jr, Chris Kanuk and Austin Smith.
 
The Arkel Motors Sportsman title found "The Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner returning to the speedway and capturing his third championship at the Accord facility. Tyler Johnston, Cole Hentschel and Matt Shultz also picked up their hardware for a season well done.
 
In the United Pump and Tank Modified division, "Showtime" Danny Tyler emerged as the champion, his first ever Modified title at the speedway. Tyler was a three time winner during the season which included capturing his ever "King of the Catskills" victory. "The DC Express" Danny Creeden, Richard Smith, Scott Ferrier, Jimmy Wells, Jesse Marks, Joe Judge and Kenny Ferrier were recognized as place winners in the division.
 
Former speedway Quad Champ, "The High Side Hustler" Eric Jennings became the third champion in the still relatively new WRWD RAdio Sprint Car division at the speedway. Jennings scored five wins during the season. Bob Tersillo, Doylestown, Pennsylvania hot shoe Heidi Hedin and Branden Gates were also honored.
 
Many special honors were also handed out during the evening. The top Crew Chiefs were honored and the winners included Bubba in the Modifieds, Bobby Hentschel in the Sportsman and Laurie Brockner in the Pure Stocks. Most Improved Driver Awards went to Tyler Johnston in the Sportsman and Richard Smith in the Modifieds. Rookie of the Year Awards were given to Bob Tersillo, Cole Hentschel and Jimmy Wells.
 
Jim Silinski was honored for his tremendous organization of the spectacular First Responders Night at the speedway in 2017. Special Tribute Awards were given to the Tyler Family and the Hedin Family. Frank Bush and Jim Douglas were honored for their great work in bringing the firdst Accord Drivers reunion to fruition. Donnie Fredericks and Butch Rougier were honored for their fine work as the speedway safety crew. Benny Campbell was honored for his great tech work. "Uncle" Mike Hansen from WRWD Radio was honored for his dedication to racing. Employee of the Year honors were given to Wayne Kershaw.
 
Special Appreciation awards were given to Miss Accord Speedway Michelle Campbell as she was honored for her work at the speedway. Ton Czaban was honored for his track videography work at Accord. Tim Adams was honored for his work behind the mike and in victory lane. Announcer and Media Man Steve Pados was honored for his long-standing service to the speedway and for keeping the fans well informed with his lively banter over the course of the racing season.  A Special Dedication To Racing Award was bestowed upon race director Dave Rocket and his wife Joanne. A special dedication award was also given to "The Godfather" Marty Dibble. AARN writer Bill Utter was honored for his journalism work at the speedway. RJ Smith was honored by the Palmer Family for his dedication to racing.
 
Early practice sessions will open the speedway in 2017 with April 6th and April 13th practice time on tap for the drivers in all divisions to prepare for the 2017 season. April 20st will find the Palmer Family opening the speedway gates for their 18th season at Accord. For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log-on to the their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478. At the Accord Speedway............................................
 
            We Measure Excitement A Quarter Mile At A Time

 






1/25/2018

Accord, NY- : "Jammin" Jimmy Wells Set For Run For At Accord Speedway Modified Title
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media


The winter months are the time of the year when the race drivers and owners have a short window of opportunity to prepare for a new season of competition and seek out new sponsorship for the grueling summer months ahead. Coming off of a very solid 2017 racing season, New Paltz, New York driving star Jimmy Wells feels he has covered the bases as he prepares for the new season in racing. Wells, who earned the nickname "Jammin Jimmy" from his late father, is confident and feels well prepared to make a solid run at the 2018 Modified title at the Accord Speedway.

Wells certainly knows his way around the Accord real estate as he is a past champion at Accord, dominating the racing action in the Sportsman division in 2016 to the tune of ten victories and running away with the track title. Wells used the championship season as a launching pad into the Modified ranks for 2017. Wells came away with a very respectable season at Accord as he did battle with an extremely tough field of Modified entrants to come home in sixth place in the final point tallies while charging hard to a couple of feature wins during the campaign. Wells, while proud of his achievements in 2017, feels he can do better and has set as his goal the 2018 Modified title.

While refurbishing his equipment for the new season ahead, Wells landed additional sponsorship help from Upstate Auto in Germantown, New York. Upstate owner Marty Dibble has been a sponsor at Accord for some years now and is happy to jump on board to assist Wells in his quest for his next title.
In talking with Marty he explained, "I have followed Jimmy's racing career for some time and he always gets the most out of his equipment. When he came to me and inquired about receiving some help for his racing endeavors, I felt that with the help I can give him and some good old-fashioned racing luck, Jimmy has a legitimate shot at reaching his goals." Wells also points out that family and friends have helped him continue is racing even at a time when he felt he might have to stop pursuing his goals. Wells credits his Uncle Mike Ricci for his great mentoring in teaching him the ins and outs of the racing game, Ricci himself being a multi-time champion at the Accord facility.

Wells will go to battle at Accord with a HigFab Chassied race car. While he raced in the past with a PMC race car, Wells explained the HigFab car suits him and his driving style to a T. Wells and crew assemble their own racing engines with additional help coming form Rich Bunora. Sponsorship on the race car comes from RYCOR HVAC, Direct Fleet Services, Antonio's Pizza, the Arc of Ulster Greene, True Life Taxidermy and the aforementioned Upstate Auto whose phone number is: 518-537-2277.

Wells began his racing career at the age of four on flat track motorcycles. Racing around the country in local, regional and national events, Wells captured many wins and track championships through his early years. A bad wreck in 2007 at Volusia Speedway in Florida put Wells out of commission for an extended period of time with a broken neck and back. After a long period of rehabilitation Wells went back to the flat tracks and a few more injuries followed along with the wins. Finally his Father said enough is enough and purchased a sportsman car for him to race. His Father passed away a few weeks after the purchase of the car but his spirit is always with "Jammin Jimmy" whenever he takes to the speedway.

"Jammin" Jimmy Wells has always set the bar high for his racing endeavors. He has shown he has what it takes to continue in his transition to the top in racing and with family and friends and lady luck behind him each step of the way, all of us will continue to read about his rising star for many seasons to come.

Racing will be on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Please make note that when the season begins the 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)

The 2018 racing schedule at Accord is now online although there is some additional events still in the planning stages.

For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their Facebook page or their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845-626-1142.

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