June 17th, 2019
Accord Speedway NY -KVD Kyle Van Duser dialed 811 to dig his way to a huge victory with over a 2 second lead over Bachetti and Storms on Dig Safely NY night!
By Jay Severson
Friday kicked off Father’s Day weekend with hot temperatures and some Hot racing as longtime supporters of the Accord Speedway – Dig Safely NY Dial 811, hosted the evenings events which included six divisions and an Enduro for the nights program.
The Arkel Motors Modifieds started their 30 lap feature with the 85 of Kyle Van Duser and the 16 of Richie Smith on the front row. Kyle Van Duser was dominant right from the drop of the green flag. He was able to pull away from the field throughout the race on every restart and held the fastest lap time during the race with a 13.278 second time. Further back in the field, Andy Bachetti in the 17 looked like he was on an unstoppable mission working his way through the field from his 10th starting spot with point leader Michael Storms following right behind him. The 555 of Leo Fotopolous was looking good in the second position but got caught up in a turn one caution. The 97 of Danny Tyler and the 16 of Dan Creeden had a great battle behind the leader as Bachetti and Storms rolled in line. A few cautions would fly again, and the crowd was on their feet as now it was Van Duser, Bachetti, and Storms now battling for the lead. Each restart, Kyle Van Duser would pull away and pick up a huge victory! Bachetti would finish second over Storms, Randy Green, Creeden, and Danny Tyler rounding out the top six.
The Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman Feature had the 21 of Harry Baldwin and the 55 of Johnny Kendall take the field to the green. Turns one and two were not kind in the early portion of the feature with multiple cautions sending many drivers to the back of the pack. The car on the move was the 15 of Daniel Morgiewicz. He was able to jump to the front row to battle with Kendall and eventually made the pass for the lead. Point leader Tyler Johnston, started mid pack in the 12th position and kept getting caught up in cautions, but eventually found him-self in the top five. As the checkered flag flew, it was Morgiewicz picking up the win over Stevens, Shultz, Johnston, and Loiodice.
WRWD Country 107.3 Rookie Sportsman Feature had the 24 of Durbin and the 53 of Williams lead the field to the green flag. Williams would take the high line and jump out to the lead. The 24 of Durbin would grab the second spot as the 25 of Armstrong got caught up in a caution and had to start in the rear of the field. For the second time in a row it would be Steve Williams getting the win over Durbin, Daley, Paulison, and Brewer rounding out the top five.
WRWD Country 107.3 NEWS Wingless Sprints Feature had the 611 of Corey Wood and the 91D of Mick D’aGostino take the front row at the start. D’aGostino had his notebook and got his car dialed in and was unstoppable. Jeremy Quick had a borrowed ride in the H2O and tried to catch D’aGostino. D’aGostino gets the win over Larry Ricci and Jeremy Quick.
Upstate Auto Pure Stock Feature would see the 36 of John Hechinger pick up a well-deserved and needed victory over Ryan Brockner and Walt Henry.
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4 Cylinder Feature would see another huge field of cars on hand as King and Barringer took the field to the green. At the end it would be the M28of Mike Travis picking up the win from the seventh starting spot. Kingeter would finish second over Barringer and Conklin.
Dial 811 Dig Safely NY Enduro - Johnny Bankich drove the J13 to the 40 lap victory over Jeff DeGroat aboard the M28 and the 84 of Timothy DeGrote.
Special Thanks to the great folks at Dig Safely NY for presenting the nights events and their long-time support!
Also, special thanks to Gary and Donna Palmer for presenting another fantastic show at the Accord Action Track!
This Friday, June21st, presents Kingston Nissan night! All divisions on the program with the NE Vintage cars returning to the speedway! Also, the following Saturday the Kenny Wallace Driving Experience will be at the speedway! Check out www.accordspeedway.com and get signed up!
Full Results –
Arkel Motors Modifieds - Kyle Van Duser, Andy Bachetti, Michael Storms, Randy Green, Dan Tyler, Tommy Johnson, Jimmy Wells, Leo Fotopoulos, Mike Kolka, Richard Smith, Tyler Treacy, Jesse Marks, Rich Ricci III, Allison Ricci, Corey Lowitt, Joe Judge, Geoff Quackenbush, Rich Ricci Jr
Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman - Daniel Morgiewicz, Kevin Stevens, Matt Shultz, Tyler Johnston, Charles Loiodice, Lawrence, Kendell, Feinberg, Van Pelt, Doolittle, Baldwin, Carlough, Murphy, Devitt, Lapp, Murphy, Sherlock, Senecal, Green, Vishinski IV
WRWD Country 107.3 Wingless Sprints - Mick D’aGostino, Ricci, Quick, Wood, Kyzer
WRWD Country 107.3 Rookie Sportsman - Steve Williams, Durbin, Daley, Paulison, Brewer, Higbie, Fiske, Bridges, Armstrong, Murphy, Giuliano, DQ Dempsey, DNS Velde IV, DNR Helmich
Upstate Auto Pure Stocks - John Hechinger, Brockner, Henry, Drake, Welsch, Miracle, Predmore, Kanuk, Clark, Southard
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4cyl – Mike Travis, Kingeter, G. Barringer, Conklin, K. Barringer, Woinoski, King, DeGrote, Smith, Heady, Curry, Dyer, DeGrote, DeGroat, DeGraw, Kane
Enduro Top 5 – Johnny Bankich, Jeff DeGroat, Tim DeGrote, Brandon Conklin, Gene Helms
June 10th, 2019
Accord Speedway NY – Michael Storms rumbles in to make it two in a row and win number three on the season on HO PENN night!
by Jay Severson
Friday kicked off the weekend with hot temperatures and some Hot racing as longtime supporters of the Accord Speedway – HO PENN, hosted the evenings events which included six divisions for the nights program.
The Arkel Motors Modifieds started their 30 lap feature with Rich Ricci III and the 85 of Kyle Van Duser on the front row. Van Duser was very strong all night and jumped out to take the early lead. The battle for second heated up right away as Van Duser was able to pull away from the field. The 3 of Joe Judge battled for a few laps with the 16 of Richard Smith and Judge was able to set sail on the top side and run down Van Duser and steal the lead. Marks in the 17 was making his way up front with Creeden and Fotopoulos. Caution would come out and reset the field to make some great racing action throughout the field. The 97 of Danny Tyler had issues in his heat race which made him start last in the feature, he had the car figured out and was making his way through the field. Judge was looking good out in front as the 16 of Creeden spun in turn one bringing out the caution as Ricci Jr and the 55 of Allison Ricci just slipping by. The 14 of Storms got a few taps as he had to come to a stop also. After the restart, Creeden and Storms made their way back up through the field as Ricci Jr and Jimmy Wells had some great racing.The97of Tyler looked strong up front racing with Marks as Storms found his fast way through the turns and used the high side to make his pass for the lead. Judge was in the second spot as Storms pulled away, but the man on the move was the 831 of Wells. Two late race cautions would fly and brought the field to the final few laps. Storms would pick up his third win of the season and second in a row with Jimmy Wells finishing second over Joe Judge, Rich Ricci Jr, and Danny Tyler rounding out the top five.
The Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman Feature had the 26s Mike Senecal and the 5 of Charlie Loiodice on the front row. Loiodice had a fast car all night and jumped out to the lead. Senecal would hold on for second as the 24 of Shultz made his way into the top 3. The 20 of Bonetti looked real fast as he was battling with Lapp and finally made his way to the top 5. The man on the move from the tenth starting position, was the 5 of Tyler Johnston. Johnston made his way up to the second position and was running down Loiodice, but as the laps were winding down, there was not enough time. Johnston would settle for the second position as Loiodice would pick up the win. Shultz, Bonetti, and Senecal would round out the top five.
WRWD Country 107.3 Rookie Sportsman Feature had the 25 of Armstrong and the 53 of Williams lead the field to the green flag. Williams would take the high line and jump out to the lead. The 24 of Durbin would grab the second spot as Armstrong went back to third. Miller in the 27 would try to battle with Armstrong , but it would be Steve Williams grabbing the win over Durbin and Armstrong.
WRWD Country 107.3 NEWS Wingless Sprints Feature had the 3 of Jeremy Quick and the 91D of Mick D’aGostino take the front row at the start. Jeremy Quick figured out what to do quickly as he ran out a huge lead and grabbing the win over last week’s winner, D’aGostino and Larry Ricci in the 32 rounding out the top five.
Upstate Auto Pure Stock Feature would see the 22j of Jay Smalley pick up win number three as he had a hard fought battle with the 36 of Hechinger, who would finish second over Chris Kanuk in third.
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4 Cylinder Feature would see a huge field of cars , but the man on the move and hard charger, was the M28 of Mike Travis grab the win from his twelfth starting spot. Tim DeGrote and Brandon Conklin round out the top three.
Special Thanks to HO PENN for presenting the nights events and their long-time support!
Also, special thanks to Gary and Donna Palmer for presenting another fantastic show at the Accord Action Track!
This Friday, June14th, presents Dig Safely night! All divisions on the program and ending the night with a huge enduro!
Arkel Motors Modifieds Michael Storms, Jimmy Wells, Joe Judge, Rich Ricci Jr, Dan Tyler, Allison Ricci, Randy Green, Jesse Marks, Tyler Treacy, Kurt Hundeland, Rich Ricci III, Jim Mahar, Dan Creeden, Kyle Van Duser, Greg McCloskey, Andy Bachetti, Richard Smith, Leo Fotopoulos, Jeff Hoetzler
Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman Charlie Loiodice, Tyler Johnston, Natt Shultz, Joe Bonetti, Mike Senecal, Hunter Lapp, Travis Green, Patrick Murphy, Cole Hentschel, Alex Van Pelt, Aaron Doolittle, Kevin Stevens, Danny Carlough, Dan Morgiewicz Jr, Johnny Kendall, Mike Murphy, Jordan Lawrence, Jason Feinberg, Harry Baldwin, Erin Paulison
WRWD Country 107.3 Wingless Sprints Jeremy Quick, D’aGostino, Ricci, Kyzer, Malley
WRWD Country 107.3 Rookie Sportsman Steve Williams, Durbin, Armstrong, Miller, Murphy, Higbie
Upstate Auto Pure Stocks Jay Smalley, Hechinger, Kanuk, Clark, Henry, Predmore, Welsch
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4cyl Mike Travis, DeGrote, Conklin, Barringer, Kingeter, DeGraw, Dyer, Rion, DeGroat, Woinoski, Barringer, King, Heady, Donovan, Bierce
June 2nd, 2019
Accord Speedway NY – WRWD Country 107.3 Hosted “Salute to Vets” night at the Ulster County Bullring as a Storm started brewing during the Arkel Motors modified feature for the second time in two weeks!
Friday evening kicked off the weekend as our longtime supporters of the Accord Speedway – WRWD Country 107.3 hosted the evening’s events. Eight divisions were on hand which included the Slingshots.
The Arkel Motors Modifieds started their 30 lap feature with a pair of Ricci’s on the front row again with the Halmar #55 as the pole setter… unlike last week with Rich Ricci Jr. behind the wheel, it was Allison Ricci. On the outside was her brother Rich Ricci III.
As the green flag flew, the 55 of Allison Ricci would jump out to the early race lead as her brother in the 406 III would follow. There were a few early race cautions which would benefit a few of the drivers starting towards the back as they were able to navigate through the restarts and grab better positions on the track. Two drivers starting in the fourth row, the 97 of Danny Tyler and the 555 of Leo Fotopoulos would make it look easy jumping into the top five. Another caution would come out and Rich Ricci Jr. would now get himself up with the front runners.
A few drivers were now making their way from deep in the pack coming from the tenth to fifteenth stating sports. A lot of side by side racing between a pair of 17’s of Andy Bachetti and Jesse Marks were starting to make their way towards the front. Caution would fly again as the young gun of Fotopoulos got spun in turn two as he was in the top five. This is where it got interesting on the restart as opening night winner, Storms in the 14 would now be able to get a run on Ricci for the lead. Last week’s winner, Jimmy Wells in the 831 found a line on the track and made the pass for the second spot. Wells tried to run Down Storms trying the low side and the high side of the turns, but Storms was just that good. Bachetti and Marks were now in the top ten with Dan Creeden right behind. Caution flew again with only three laps remaining and the crowd was on their feet for the restart. All eyes were on Jimmy Wells, last week’s winner and Storms, the opening nights winner as they came off turn four for the restart. Allison Ricci was in the third position with Bachetti, Marks, and Creeden next in line… the fans placed their bets _ white flag flew and Michael Storms would grab the checkered flag with Wells finishing second. Allison Ricci, Bachetti, Marks, Creeden, Ricci Jr, Judge, Johnson, and Fotopoulos would round out the top ten
The Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman Feature had the 26s Mike Senecal and the 7of Jordan Lawrence on the front row. Senecal seemed to have some issues with his car as Lawrence would jump out front to grab the early race lead. Lawrence had his car dialed in all night he picked up his heat race win. Tyler Johnston, last week’s winner, started on the inside of the second row with Hunter Lapp on the outside. Right from the start, Lapp looked like he would be the one to beat as he was side by side with Lawrence. A few cautions would fly for cars spinning and Lawrence would be strong enough to jump back out front. As the race would get towards the final few laps, Lawrence would have a solid lead over Lapp as the number 7 of Lawrence would pick up the WRWD 107.3 feature win. Lapp would finish second with Johnston, Stevens, and Van Pelt rounding out the top five.
WRWD Country 107.3 Rookie Sportsman Feature had the 25 of Jason Armstrong and the 22 of Billy Fiske lead the field to the green flag. Last week’s winner Jared Miller would not make the feature event, but the pole setter, Armstrong was super-fast and would pick up the win. Brian Durbin, and Kevin Murphy would round out the top three
WRWD Country 107.3 NEWS Wingless Sprints Feature had the 6 of Steve Kyzer and the 91 of Mick D’aGostino bring the field to the green and D’aGostino would jump right out to the lead. D’Agostino was the man to beat all night as he blasted out to the race lead and would pick up the win. The 3 of Jeremy Quick finished in the second spot and Steve Kyzer rounded out third.
Upstate Auto Pure Stock Feature would see the 22j of Jay Smalley use his inside front row starting position to sail out to an early lead which would bring him to the checkers. Smalley gets the WRWD 107.3 victory for the second week in a row over John Hechinger and Emerson Cargain Jr.
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4 Cylinder Feature would see the 98 of Conklin and the 1016 of Kingeter take the field to green. Kingeter looked dominant as he led most of the race until a late race spin and he would finish 3rd. Mike Travis was fast and took advantage of the cautions and would pick up the win from the 5th starting spot. Tim DeGrote would finish second.
All Star Junior and Senior Slingshots ran a combined feature with the AR15 of Ashley Rogosich grabbing the win and Bam Bam Pinkerous winning in the Juniors.
Special Thanks to WRWD Country 107.3 for presenting the nights events and long-time support! We also want to thank Uncle Mike from the station for helping out tin the announcer’s booth and presenting an amazing opening ceremony.
Special thanks to Gary and Donna Palmer for presenting another fantastic show at the Accord Action Track!
This Friday, June 7th HO Penn Presents the night’s racing with all divisions on the night’s program. Saturday June 8th will offer the 1st Annual Vintage Day will be at the track. Noon until 4 PM, track will be open for all vintage to race. $50 for car and driver to get in.
Arkel Motors Modifieds: Michael Storms, Jimmy Wells, Allison Ricci, Andy Bachetti, Jesse Marks, Dan Creeden, Rich Ricci Jr., Joe Judge, Tommy Johnson, Leo Fotopoulos, Geoff Quackenbush, Randy Green, Tyler Treacy, Rich Ricci III, Tighe Sherlock, Jeff Hoetzler, Corey Lowitt, Lenny Helmich, Richard Smith, Nick Johnson, John Lutes Jr, Kyle Van Duser, Kevin Krom, Jim Maher, Danny Tyler, Kurt Hundeland
Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman: Jordan Lawrence, Lapp, Johnston, Stevens, Van Pelt, Feinberg, Morgiewicz, Murphy, Kendall, Doolittle, Carlough, Senecal, Murphy, Loiodice, Baldwin, Paulison, Green, Shultz, Corbin
WRWD NEWS Sprints: Mick D’Agostino, Quick, Kyzer, Traver, Malley
WRWD Rookie Sportsman: Jason Armstrong, Durbin, Murphy, Williams, Brewer, Higbie, Cogswell, Bridges, Helmich, Dempsey, Fiske, Cole Jr.
Upstate Auto Pure Stocks: Jay Smalley, Hechinger, Cargain Jr, Kanuk, Clark, Shaddock, Sleight, Predmore, Henry, Taylor, Goetschius
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4 Cylinder: Mike Travis, DeGrote, Kingetrer, Smith, DeGroat, Conklin, Bleau, Rion, King, Dyer, Bendell, DeGraw, Heady, Cogswell, Barringer, Barringer
May 17, 2019
Accord, NY- Michael Storms In To Capture Opening Night Win In Accord Speedway Action
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media
Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer presented an eight division show on Friday evening that went off without a hitch. The racing was sponsored by the good folks at Arkel Motors located in New Windsor, New York.
Michael Storms and Jesse Marks brought the field down for the start of the Arkel Motors 30-lap headliner for the Modifieds. Storms jumped into the lead from his front row starting spot and immediately found the center lane of the speedway much to his liking as he was able to control the top spot easily though the early laps until a restart slowed the action. On the restart Storms took off and would be challenged by Danny Creeden who came charging forward from fifth starting position. Creeden would make quick work of those in front of him and moved behind Storms for the chase. Andy Bachetti would move up by using all the lanes of the raceway and would move along side third place Jimmy Wells and the pair squared off in a heated dual and it would be Bachetti winning the battle off turn two to take command of third place. Jimmy Wells took over fourth and Randy Green rounded out the top five.
The Mid Hudson Concrete Sportsman event found Travis Green in the lead at the drop of the green flag getting some challenges along the way from Kevin Stevens. Green kept his hot rod at the top of the staircase in this run for the roses with constant laps of 13.570 to hold off all competition for the win. Stevens was the runner-up in this one while Matt Shultz and Corey Cormier kept trading places with Shultz winning the battle over Cormier. Hunter Lapp rounded out the top five.
Brian Durbin raced into the lead at the start of the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature attraction. Durbin had a fast car and enjoyed a quick breakaway from the field. Only in the latter stages of the event did former Pro Stock Champion Steve Williams get close. Durbin would go on to capture the event. Willams was second in a great showing, with newcomer Patrick Dempsey in third, John Velde IV was fourth and Billy Fiske rounded out the top five.
In the Upstate Auto Pure Stock event John Drake seized the moment and would lead all the way for the win. Jay Smalley remained close and would race to second with John Hechinger third, Codi Clark fourth and Chris Kanuck fifth.
"The Traveling Man" Mick D'Agostino would jump into the lead off turn four at the start in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint feature. D'Agostino would lead all the way as he withstood many challenges from "The Captain" Jeremy Quick to go on and secure his first win of the season. Quick would finish second with Dan Malley in third, Steve Kyzer fourth and Corey Wood in fifth place.
Dan’s Towing 4 cylinder feature was won by Mike Travis, followed by Ryan Heady, Jerry Kingeter, Willie DeGraw and rounding out the top 5 was George Barringer.
The Dan's Towing Enduro top five-Richard Smith, Dave Donovan, Gene Helms, CJ Tinnelly, Robert Phillips
In the Junior Slingshot action it was young Brock Pinkerous in for the win over newcomer Frank Twing Jr
In the All Star Slingshot event veteran Jim Pollard showed the way around to his teammate Jim Gaige to win the All Star event.
The hotly contested racing action was completed at 10:38 PM. Kudos again to Gary Palmer for working through the theatrics of Mother Nature to give the competitors an excellent racetrack.
A special thanks goes out to our friends at Arkel Motors.
Thanks to Joel Murns who assisted Steve Pados in the tower.
Heat wins went to Michael Storms, Jesse Marks and Jimmy Wells in the Modified division. Two heats were needed for the Sportsman with wins going to Kevin Stevens and Travis Green. The Rookie Sportsman heat was claimed by Brian Durbin. Mick D'Agostino captured the sprint car heat win. The Pure Stock heat was captured by Jay Smalley.. Fireball heat winners included Mike Travis and Richard Smith. The Junior Slingshot heat went to Brock Pinkerous and the All Star Slingshot heat went to Jim Pollard.
Arkell Motors Modifieds: Michael Storms, Danny Creeden, Andy Bachetti, Jimmy Wells, Randy Green,, Jesse Marks, Richard Smith, Brad Rothaupt, Joe Judge, Kyle Van Duser, Leo Fotopolous, Allison Ricci, Nick Johnson, Corey Lowitt, Danny Tyler, Rich Ricci Jr, Kurt Hundeland, Tommy Johnson,, Rich Ricci III (DNS)
Mid Hudson Concrete Sportsman: Travis Green, Kevin Stevens, Mark Schultz, Corey Cormier, Huner Lapp, Charles Loiodice, Anthony Recchio, Alex Van Pelt, Jordan Lawrence, Aaron Doolittle, Erin Paulison, Tyler Johnson, Mike Murphy, Mike Senecal, :
WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Mick D'Agostino, Jeremy Quick, Dan Malley, Steve Kyzer, Corey Wood, Gary Huston, Charles Weslowski, Mike Traver (DNS)
WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Brian Durbin, Steve Williams, Patrick Dempsey, John Velde IV, Billy Fiske, Jason Armstrong, Cody Higbie, Jason Brewer
Dan’s Towing Fireball 4-Cylinders: Mike Travis, Ryan Heady, Jerry Kingeter, Willie DeGraw, George Barringer, Jeff DeGroat, Bill Rion, Ed King, Ken Barringer, Tim DeGrote, Brandon Conklin, Robert Phillips, John Woinoski, Nicole Nelson, Chris Dyer, Anthony Tarantino, Bob Clark.
Upstate Auto Pure Stock: John Drake, Jay Smalley,, John Hechinger, Cody Clark, Chris Kaniuk,
Bob Sleight Jr
Dan's Towing Fireball 4-Cylinder Enduro: Richard Smith, Dave Donovan, Gene Helms, CJ Tennelly, Robert Phillips
Junior Slingshots: Brock Ponkerous, Brock Pinkerous, Frank Twing Jr
All Star Slingshots: Jim Pollard, Jim Gaige
Racing is on tap every Friday evening at Accord Speedway from April through September. Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM. Admission for Adults $15.00; Seniors (65+) $13.00; Children $3.00 (11+ under) Reserved Outdoor $17.00; Indoor Seating $22.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Accord Bucks for $46.00 (a savings of $10.00)
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