ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS


News from Accord Speedway’s ‘Gobbler’
Media Contact: Brett Deyo – bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com or 845.728.2781
For Immediate Release/November 9, 2016


Accord Speedway To Host 2016 Northeast Dirt-Track Finale ‘Gobbler’ On Saturday, November 26; Full Plate Of Stock Car Racing Planned For Ulster County Quarter-Mile Oval


ACCORD, NY – The 2016 Northeast dirt-track finale takes place at Accord Speedway on Saturday, November 26.
The quarter-mile clay oval nestled into the Catskill Mountains of New York State is set to host the fourth edition of the ‘Gobbler’ on Saturday, November 26 (rain date: Dec. 3). The post-Thanksgiving event will serve up a “full plate” of stock car racing to put a period on dirt-track racing in the region for this season.
Leading the lineup is a 50-lap main for the big-block/small-block Modifieds, offering a $5,000 winner’s share and $300 just to take the green flag. Also on the program are Open vs. Crate 602 Sportsman in a 25-lap event offering a $1,500 winner’s share, Allstar Slingshots offering $350 to the winner, the Ron Wright Memorial for Street/Pure Stocks and, recently added, a Four Cylinder Enduro, to conclude the program.
Pit gates will open at 10 a.m. Grandstand gates unlock at 11 a.m. Hot laps begin at 1 p.m. with racing to follow at 2 p.m.
Grandstand admission is $24 for Adults. Seniors (ages 65 and over) pay $22. Kids under 11 pay $5. Pit admission is $35. Limited indoor seating is $35 and can be reserved by calling 845.626.1142.
A year ago, wet weather pushed the ‘Gobbler’ festivities into December, with a large crowd taking in the event. Danny Johnson of Rochester, N.Y., topping the Modified event after a wild, extended battle for the lead with Tyler Siri. Other winners included Capital District invader Tim Hartman (Sportsman), Ray Tarantino (Street Stock) and Matt Shultz (Slingshot).
New for the 2016 edition is a Four Cylinder Enduro paying $2,000 to the winner with 50 cars registered. This is a 100-lap event to take place at the very end of the program. The top-five finishers will be paid with up to 60 cars. If more than 61 cars register, the payout will increase to 10 positions.
Registration for the Four Cylinder Enduro is now open. The starting lineup for the event will be determined by the order of entries received. To register, complete the following form: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/GobblerEnduroEntryForm.pdf
Rules have been posted for all divisions and can be found at the following link: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/gobbler-rules-prices-general-information/
The ‘Gobbler’ is a co-promotion involving BD Motorsports Media LLC and Accord Speedway owners and promoters Gary and Donna Palmer.
Accord Speedway, a neat-and-tidy quarter-mile clay oval nestled in the hills of Ulster County, is located at 299 Whitfield Road Accord, NY 12404. The speedway is on the web at www.accordspeedway.com.
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Accord, NY- Great Racing And Lots Of Fun Highlight Halloween Havoc At Accord Speedway  
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

 
The bright colors of the fall foliage were displayed throughout the area as the sun rays were shining early on at the Accord Speedway grounds on Saturday. The later afternoon weather turned chilly as the day wore on but it did not deter from the excitement or the enthusiasm of the combatants or the great crowd on hand as the Accord Speedway closed the curtain on their regular season with the running of the second annual Halloween Havoc event. The Palmer Family completed their sixteenth successful season of ownership and promotion of their pristine quarter mile facility nestled in the foothills of Ulster County in New York State.  The multi-faceted show brought out 120 race car entries of all makes and sizes with both male and female driving stars seeking to close out the season in a fender banging blaze of glory.  The event was sponsored by the John J Liggan Insurance Agency located in Rosendale, New York. Special assistance came from  Marty and his Upstate Auto Group, located in Germantown, New York. Many special activities for the children in the Halloween themed event throughout the day took away the sting in the air and the exciting action on the track provided the fans with a day they can remember for some time to come.
 
When all was said and done, Craig "Hollywood" Mitchell was tricked up and rocking with his Freedom Plains sponsored hot rod as he captured the United Pump and Tank "Run What Ya Brung" division headliner.  Connecticut ace Chris Lynch was spot on and richer for the experience as he worked his way through the field the field in the fifty lap Healey Brothers Group Sportsman event that paid $1,000.00 to win. The Arkel Motors Pure Stock division feature found Bob Sleight in championship form as the 2016 track champion wired the field as he drove to victory in the biggest payday of the season for the affordable racing division. Doug Norrie took no prisoners as he drove to daylight early in the combination POWRi Outlaw Midget/Lightning Sprint event at the speedway and came away with an impressive win. First time Garden State invader Rich Mellor captured the Northeast Wingless Sprint Car event with a wire to wire win. Dave Donovan started deep in the 38-car field and came storming through the filed to take over the point before the halfway marks and cruised to victory to capture the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball Four Cylinder 50-lap Enduro finale.
 
The carnival-like atmosphere brought out a great crowd with plenty of children adorned in their Halloween attire. In a great gesture from the Palmer Family, the costume clad kids were all treated to a participation trophy and were further treated to some excellent candy treats administered from the drivers, fans and Accord staff during their Halloween parade through the grandstand area. Miss Accord Speedway, Michelle Campbell led the costume parade. Xavier McNeal, Kayla Ronk, Connor Maylan and Haylee Henneberry were the lucky recipients of bicycles donated by Upstate Auto. The Rich Roosa Family entertained the crowd with hayrides that traversed through the speedway grounds including the pit area so they could see the teams readying their racers for the day's events. "Uncle" Mike Hansen from WRWD 107.3 Radio joined in for the day's fun activities. Michael Hatzistergos provided the balloon sculpturing and pumpkin painting were some of the fun things to do at the speedway.
 
The "Run What Ya Brung" event proved to be interesting and entertaining as a nice field of unorthodox hot rods filled the pit area. Craig Mitchell scorched the track upon his arrival at Accord and it carried throughout the day as took the lead at the start of the event and was uncontested in his excellent drive to victory. Behind him was where the action was as up to six drivers all raced for runner-up honors. Mark Pullen ran an excellent race and held off all comers as he secured second place in his best run of the season. Danny Tyler was third in a hard fought battle with Randy Green finishing fourth and Kenny Ferrier racing to fifth in his conventional race car. Jimmy Becker was sixth with Richard Smith, Kevin Krom, Dillon Steuer, Brian Nelson and Dave Demorest following.
 
The Arkel Motors Pure Stock affair put the full fendered drivers to the ultimate test with a long distance event. Bob Sleight wasted no time in establishing the point and only the restarts brought the field in behind him as he owned the speedway from start to finish. Ryan Brockner ran an excellent race and came on strong to finish second. Former track champion Chris Streeter returned to action and finished up in third place with Livy Johnson fourth and steady Chris Kanuk completing the top five. Tom Southard, Curt Ayers, newcomer Zach Seyerlein, the returning Bob palmer and Harry Bachman completed the top ten.
 
Joey Bonetti took the lead at the start of the Sportsman fifty lapper after a first lap melee took some prisoners. Bonetti was pressured from the start by Stan Vishinski, Tighe Sherlock and Milton Mann. Making tracks of their own found Chris Lynch (13th), Brandon McGill (14th) and Danny Tyler (12th) moving quickly through the field.  Chris Lynch was smooth as silk as his J&M Auto Repair sponsored hot rod was good whatever channel on the raceway he drove too.  Lynch made his winning pass of Bonetti on  lap-17 and led the rest of the way in claiming a great win at the speedway. McGill's solid second place finish went down the drain as he was found light at the scales and disqualified moving Danny Tyler into second in a great ride in the Mike DuBois owned racer. Joey Bonetti was third in a great run while Ryan Avery made the long tow down from New Hampshire and made the trip worthwhile as he drove from 22nd starting spot to finish fourth. Steady Leo Fotopolous completed the top five. Stan Vishinski, Milton Mann, Dave Demorest, the returning "Tommy Gun" Tommy Johnson and Nick Plumstead completed the to ten.
 
Jeff Champagne grabbed the lead at the start of the POWRi Outlaw Midget event that would be halted in turn three as Doug Norrie pulled a slider to grab the lead only to have Champagne run over his right rear wheel and send him into a series of flips. Champagne was unhurt in the incident. On the restart it was all Doug Norrie as he distanced himself from the field to go and capture the win. Keystone State ace Rohan Beasley made his first trip to the speedway a good one as he was a solid runner-up with Justin Phillips pushing him right to the checkered flag. Shilo Boyce, former track champion Peter Dance, Ricky Stone and Shea Montgomery completing the field.
 
Rich Mellor enjoyed his first ever trip to the Accord Speedway as the Wrightstown, New Jersey wheelman jumped out front at the start of the event and led all the way to capture the Northeast Wingless Sprint battle. Eric Jennings was second with Bobby Butler, Heidi Hedin, "Big" Al Cheney and 2016 track champion Jesse James Bartleson following.
 
The Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder Enduro bombers began their event with a wild pile-up on the backstretch. While it didn't stop the event, negotiating the area made for some fancy maneuvering from all competitors. Early leader George Zeininger was slowed by a faulty sneaker and fell of the pace allowing Jeff DeGroat the lead. Dave Donovan began in 34th position but was hell bent for leather as he raced through the competition. Donovan finally caught DeGroat and the two traded off the lead for a few laps but DeGroat fell out of the event and Donovan was on a rail as he raced away through and around the field for the popular win. Joe Morris ran steady throughout and came away with runner-up honors while Johnny Bankich was a late addition to the field and came from scratch position to finish third in another great drive.
 
GEMSTONES:
 
The fun-filled day at the Accord Speedway brought out a great crowd, a great group of competitors and despite the chilly challenges from Mother Nature proved to be a great day for all racing fans and drivers concerned.  The crazy and outlandishly painted enduro cars provided a nice diversion from the grounding pounding full size race cars and the bumping and grinding of the on track competition provided for a delightful fall day in the Catskill Mountains. The fun and the entertainment value of the low-cost divisions has proven to be a tremendous opportunity for the budget minded competitors to enjoy their love of racing without having to dip so deeply into their pockets. Jim Bleau with his "Halloween adorned" and bright colored lights-on hot rod earned the best appearing theme based racer and earned a pie from the good folks at Grandma Anne's pies. All winners also received a pie in the Lucas Oil Products Victory Lane.
 
Miss Accord Speedway Michelle Campbell braved the cold weather as she greeted the winners in the Lucas Oil Products Victory Lane with her big smile and a few shivers as the temperatures dipped quickly as the sun disappeared.
 
Heat race winners included Jared LaBagh, Stan Vishinski, Tighe Sherlock and Joey Bonetti in the Sportsman. Run What Ya Brung heat winners included Craig Mitchell and Mark Pullen. Pure Stock heats were captured by Steve Williams and Bob Sleight. Eric Jennings captured the lone NEWS Sprint heat. Peter Dance and Jeff Champagne were the heat race winners for the POWRi Midgets. 
 
The Chefs in the Accord kitchen were not to be outdone as a variety of hand-crafted sandwiches, chicken noodle soup, fried ravioli and churros proved to be big hits and the food lines were kept busy all day with the fans really digging into the great cuisine offered by the speedway chefs. By the end of the racing activity most of the cuisine filled many hungry bellies at the speedway.
 
A big thanks to John J Liggan and his Insurance Agency for their annual sponsorship of the event. For more information regarding Liggan Insurance, check them out at their website: info@liggan.com.
 
Also a big thanks to Marty at Upstate Auto for his sponsorship of the bike raffle. For additional information regarding Upstate Auto, go to their website at: www.upstateautoinc.com Also a big thank you to the Kerhonsken Diner for some sponsorship help for the event.
 
To all of the fans wishing to purchase a DVD of the Halloween Havoc events, contact Tom Czaban at: 518-250-0001. Those wishing to purchase pictures can contact Bobby Armbruster at: 201-323-2913 or through email at: barmbr6493@aol.com.
 
RESULTS:
 
United Pump & Tank Modifieds: "Run What Ya Brung" Craig Mitchell, Mark Pullen, Danny Tyler, Randy Green, Kenny Ferrier, Jimmy Becker, Richard Smith, Kevin Krom, Dillon Steuer, Brian Nelson, Dave Demorest, Brandon McGill
 
Healey Brother Sportsman: (50 Laps) Chris Lynch, Danny Tyler, Joe Bonetti, Ryan Avery, Leo Fotopolous, Stan Vishinski IV, Milton Mann, Dave Demorest, Tommy Johnson, Nick Plumstead, Tyler Johnston, Jared LaBagh, Walt Hammond, Jim Kraus, Lenny Helmich, Mike Bull, Aaron Weaver, Frank Dorry Jr, John Aumick, Kyle Van Duser, Brad Horton, Jamie Yannone, Tighe Sherlock, Bobby DeLeon, Ralph Ronk, Jim Introne, Connor Otten, Brandon McGill (DQ)
 
Arkel Motors Pure Stocks: Bob Sleight, Ryan Brockner, Chris Streeter, Livy Kohnson, Chris Kanuk, Tim Southard, Curt Ayers, Zach Severlien, Bob Palmer, Harry Bachman, Steve Williams, Gary Ronk, Johnny Miracle, John Cole Jr, Jim Smith, Mike DuBois Jr, Eric Austin
 
Northeast Wingless Sprint Cars: Rich Mellor, Eric Jennings, Bobby Butler, Heidi Hedin, Al Cheney, Jesse James Bartleson
 
POWRi Outlaw Midgets/Lightning Sprints: Doug Norrie, Rohan Beasley, Justin Phillips, Shilo Boyce, Peter Dance, Ricky Stone, Shea Montgomery, DJ Moniz, Frank Malec, Duby Woodruff, Jeff Champagne, Nate Furman, Jimmy Jo (DNS), Adam Pierson (DNS)
 
Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders: (50 Laps) Dave Donovan, Joe Morris, Johnny Bankich (Best Theme Appearing Car) Jim Bleau
 
Racing fans are encouraged to begin making plans for the Annual "Gobbler" spectacular coming to the speedway on November 26th. Modifieds, Sportsman and Pure Stocks will be in action for the Saturday event. More details regarding the event will follow shortly.
 
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://accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
At the Accord Speedway............................................
 
A TRAIL OF DIRT LEADS RIGHT TO OUR DOOR


Accord, NY- "The Chairman Of The Board" Rich Ricci Dominates King Of The Catskills At Accord Speedway
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

 
The Ulster County weather was perfectly warm and breezy, the Accord Speedway was in top form and a great roster of drivers and a standing room only crowd proved to be a win/win for Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer to host their annual King of the Catskills event at the speedway.  Working right up until race time, Gary Palmer had the pristine quarter mile clay speedplant in impeccable condition and the attention to detail enabled the stout field of Modified and Sportsman competitors to race wall to wall throughout the evening of racing events. The evening of speed was headlined by sponsor Bruce Insinger and his Insinger Fuel Team. Check them out on the web at: www.insingerperformance.com
 
When all was said and done, Modified short track specialist "The Chairman of the Board" Rich Ricci jumped on the talented Modified field at the drop of the green flag and never looked back as he dominated the racing action in a wire to wire triumph at the speedway. The win for Ricci was his fourth  King of the Catskills triumph and Ricci walked away with the $5,000.00 prize that went along with it. In the Healey Brothers Group Sportsman Joe Giachinta Memorial 30-lap shootout, Chris Stevens led only the final turn and one half to nip Corey Cormier at the finish line to capture the win and the $1,500.00 pay day that awaited him in the Lucas Oil Products Victory Lane. In the Nightcap for the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball Four Cylinder Enduros, George Zeininger continued his mastery over the rest of the Enduro field to go on and win his third Enduro event of the season and with the win walk away with a hefty haul of money.
 
Twenty-four of some of the finest Modifieds on the East Coast today took off in a run for the roses in the King of the Catskills headliner with Rich Ricci wasting no time to blast out into the lead. Pole Sitter Jeff Strunk followed and stayed close early in the event. A few early skirmishes dropped some quality talent from the field as Danny Creeden, Anthony Perrego, Joey Grammes and Mike Colsten were some of the early casualties. On each restart Ricci was able to get the great starts and by the midpoint of the event had stepped away from the field.
 
Things were beginning to heat up as Mike Ricci made a run for the front and Jimmy Horton was working the baseline of the speedway as if he were on rails. Mike Ricci slipped past Strunk and a few laps later Horton was able to do the same. Tommy Meier, Andy Bachetti, Brian Krummel and Nick Rochinski were in the hunt as well and after forty laps things began to change rapidly in the make-up of the event. Mike Ricci raced into second place only to lose the spot a few laps later to Jimmy Horton who had gotten past Strunk. Tommy Meier came back to life as slipped by Bachetti. Horton closed the distance on Rich Ricci quickly and they were nose to tail on lap-48. Horton slowed for a slower car in front of him and seemed to lose a bit of momentum. The final ten laps found Rich Ricci uncontested as he drove to a convincing win in a dominating effort for the New Paltz, New York resident. Jimmy Horton began his drive to the front from eleventh starting place and did a great job of mastering the baseline of the speedway for runner-up honors. Mike Ricci was third with a real strong run. Jeff Strunk, the defending champion of the event in 2015, ran a strong fourth and Tommy Meier completed the top five finishers. Brian Krummel headed up the second five with Andy Bachetti seventh, Nick Rochinski eighth, Donnie Elliott ninth and Danny Tyler completing the top ten. Ricci turned the fastest time during the event with a 13.184 second clocking and Strunk was right behind with a 13.386 time.
 
Aaron Doolittle and Joe Conklin made up the front row for the Sportsman main event named in honor of the late Joe Giachinta. Giachinta was a true gentleman and friend of the speedway and lost his life in an industrial accident last November. Conklin outhustled Doolittle for the point and led the first five laps until Kenny Hinsch used the bottom of the speedway to get past him. The next time around would prove the undoing of Conklin as a skirmish removed him to the sidelines. Hinsch would lead the way until lap seventeen as Corey Cormier went topside to take command of the event and Hinsch would meet the inside barrier and be done for the evening.
 
On the restart it would Cormier showing the way with Chris Stevens taking up the chase from 14th starting position.  Cormier was back at the top of the speedway and as the leaders came upon slower traffic, Stevens was working the bottom to erase any lead Cormier had built up. Slower traffic would come into play quickly as a pack of cars were running together and Cormier went to the top to slip past them. As the white flag flew Cormier and Stevens were nose to tail and dodging traffic left and right. As they reached turn three, Cormier went to the top and Stevens went to the baseline with Stevens sliding up and Cormier driving down and the two cars touched and it would be Stevens just nipping Cormier for the win.  
 
Joey Bruning from 13th starting position would finish third with Tyler Johnston fourth and Allison Ricci from 17th completing the top five. The    second five were steady Milton Mann, Daniel Morgiewicz, Chris Lynch, Nick Plumstead and Phil Goetchius. Corey Cormier turned the fastest lap when he clocked 13.557 seconds.
 
The veteran campaigner George Zeininger wasted no time in charging to the front in the 50-lap Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball Four Cylinder  Enduro excursion. Zeininger, who captured two wins earlier in the 2016 season and the defending champion of the event last year, had himself a stout race car and was able to drive away from the field and go on to victory. Former Street Stock campaigner Gene Helms has found a new place to race with the Enduros as he enjoyed a solid run for runner-up honors. Johnny Bankich paced himself throughout the event and finished just behind Helms for third place money.
 
GEMSTONES:
 
The showcased event of the season at Accord for the Palmer Family was another spectacular event for the successful promotional team now in their 16th season at operating their Ulster County facility. The racing was superb as every Modified and Sportsman heat resembled a mini feature event.  The standing room only crowd came from far and wide with as many as twelve states representing the statewide support of the tremendous racing activity.  Parking was at a premium and the grounds were abuzz with excitement for the long awaited evening of racing at the "Gem in the Catskills". The turnstiles of fans filled the concession areas all night long as they devoured the great cuisine offered up by the speedway concessions.
 
41 Modifieds made their way to the pit area along with 39 sportsman and 31 Four Cylinder Enduros.  Five heats were needed for the Modifieds with Joey Grammes, Ed Dachenhausen, Brian Krummel, Mike Ricci and Nick Petrilak scoring wins. The Sportsman division cars also ran five heats with Aaron Doolittle, Joe Conklin, Corey Cormier, Brandon McGill and Tyler Boniface capturing the wins. Three B-Mains were needed for the Modifieds with Danny Creeden, Brain Malcolm and Danny Tyler collecting the wins. Three Sportsman B-Mains were needed and won by Leo Fotopolous, Jimmy Johnson and Rich Ricci III.
 
Both divisions were in abundance with drivers on this evening and many did not make the final transfer into the feature and the speedway management would like to thank everyone for making a fine effort to get into the lineup. Brad Szulewski, Ken Ferrier, Mike Butler, Bobby Trapper, Bob Hentschel, Chris Shultz, Chuck McKee, Kurt Hundeland, Danny Kronk, Brett Graham, Ray See, Richard Smith, Ed Burgess, Brad Rothaupt and Joe Judge. Sportsman drivers included Jamie Yannone, Vinnie Gress,   Stan Vishinski, Mike Murphy, Ryan McCartney, Phil Johnson, Jim Introne, Kyle Rohner, Mark Connolly, Matt Shultz, Dave Demorest and Travis Codswell.
 
Grandma Annies Pies were back in victory lane last evening courtesy of Liggan Insurance, Wright's Farm Market, Rosendale Farmers Market and Cousin Pete Donohue.
 
Condolences go out to the Tyler Racing Team as Mike Edwards, the longtime crew chief for Doug Tyler, passed away during the past week.
 
"Uncle" Mike Hansen from WRWD Radio 107.3 FM was back in the house and once again enjoyed the show as he helped out with commentary throughout the evening.
 
The Giachinta Family was at the speedway and presented the Joe Giachinta Cup to the winner Chris Stevens.
 
Speedway management thanks all of our drivers and fans for a great season at the speedway.
 
Halloween Havoc is next up on the Accord Speedway schedule. The date is October 29th with a full itinerary of racing and fun things for the families of racing to enjoy. Hay Rides, Balloon Sculpturing, Pumpkin Painting, Kid's Costume Parade, Bike Raffle Give-a-ways courtesy of Upstate Auto and just a part of some great fall fun.
 
RESULTS:
 
United Pump and Tank Modifieds: (60 laps $5,000.00) Rich Ricci, Jimmy Horton, Mike Ricci, Jeff Strunk, Tommy Meier, Brian Krummel, Andy Bachetti, Nick Rochinski, Donnie Elliott, Danny Tyler, Scott Ferrier, Jesse Marks, Nick Petrilak, Rob Rowe, Brian Malcolm, Ed Dachenhausen, Richie Eurich, Joey Grammes, Danny Creeden, Anthony Perrego, Jimmy Wells, Bobby Trapper Jr, Mike Colsten, Mike Kolka
 
Healey Brothers Sportsman: (30 Laps $1,500.00) Chris Stevens, Corey Cormier, Joey Bruning, Tyler Johnston, Allison Ricci, Milton Mann, Daniel Morgiewicz, Chris Lynch, Nick Plumstead, Phil Goetchius, Troy Arnold, Ralph Ronk, Jimmy Johnson, Brandon McGill, Leo Fotopolous, Connor Otten, Rich Ricci III, Jim Kraus, Frank Venezia, Brad Horton, Robbie Knipe, Jimmy Wells, Kenny Hinsch, Tyler Boniface, Joe Conklin, Aaron Doolittle
 
Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball Four Cylinder Enduros: George Zeininger, Gene Helms, Johnny Bankich
 
Racing every Friday night from April through September.
Saturday, October 29th finds the speedway swinging back into action for the Halloween Havoc spectacular at the speedway sponsored by the Liggin's Insurance Agency. More information regarding the event will follow.
 
For more information regarding the great racing action found at the Accord Speedway, call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478 or log-on to their newly designed and well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com We are easy to find at 299 Whitfield Road, two miles off Route 209. At the Accord Speedway..................................
 
A Trail Of Dirt Leads Right To Our Door


Accord, NY- All Systems Go For The King Of The Catskills September 16th At Accord Speedway
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

 
Accord Speedway is coming off a very successful last weekend in which  six division champions were named for the 2016 racing season and a spectacular patriotic intermission tribute absolutely rocked the house. The Accord Speedway management team has the "House in order" in preparing for the biggest event of the season at the speedway.  Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer and staff have burned the midnight oil and have been working hard to greet the participants who will be working their magic on the Accord clay. The highly anticipated evening of racing excitement and the expected huge crowd will have the opportunity to see many of their favorite stars in action on the pristine, semi-banked quarter mile speedplant on September 16th. Gary Palmer will attend to his duties with an all-out effort in giving the combatants a moist and tacky track surface they can race from wall to wall throughout the evening.  The action on the speedway will be brisk and it will be thrill a second when the King of the Catskills event is unleashed.  Donna Palmer and her staff will work their magic with great attention to detail from ticket sales to the food concessions as the well noted kitchen at Accord has been serving up great cuisine all season long.  The weekend of racing excitement is sponsored by Bruce Insinger and his Insinger Fuel and Performance Team.
 
The Friday night show in 2016 will bring in three divisions of hot rod racers and all with special events to try their hand at winning some high paying dollars on the quarter mile, clay cushioned speedway. The evening will bring in the King of the Catskills 60 lap event Modified event that will pay $5,000.00 to the first driver under the checkered flag at the end of 60 laps of the hard driving excitement.
 
Accord Speedway offers some great in-house driving talent as the newly  crowned United Pump and Tank  track champion, "The Montgomery Missile" Anthony Perrego will be out to defend his turf as the 2016 speedway champion. "Iron" Mike Ricci, who scored  two wins during the season and fell just a few points short of the 2016 title, is a master of the short track real estate and will be well prepared for the event. "The DC Express" Danny Creeden, has enjoyed a great season at Accord as has "Showtime" Danny Tyler. The brothers Ferrier,  "Primetime" Scott Ferrier and "The KF Flyer" Kenny Ferrier, "The Iceman" Dom Roselli, "The Legend" Richie Eurich, "Double J" Joe Judge, "The Rhinebeck Rocket" Brad Rothaupt, Jesse Marks, Brett Graham, Mark Pullen, Ed Dachenhausen and Corey Lowitt and bolstered late in the season with the addition of Mike Butler, Donnie Elliott, Chuck and Tyler McKee, Bobby Hentschel, Ray See Jr and Ed Burgess. 
 
Defending King of the Catskills winner "The Bechtelsville Bullet" Jeff Strunk has informed speedway management he will be back to defend the crown. Strunk is coming off one of his greatest triumphs in his illustrious career last Saturday night when he captured the coveted "Freedom 76" event at the Grandview Speedway to the tune of $25,000.00. Strunk will be aboard the powerful Glenn Hyneman owned 126 for the event. Jeff will face plenty of opposition as New Jersey racing legend Jimmy Horton will come into the event flying the colors of the Orange County Fair Speedway where he captured an earlier qualifier for the event. Orange County Speedway Big Block Modified and 358 Modified Champion Tommy Meier will be in competition at Accord on Friday. "The Wild Child" Andy Bachetti is coming off a superb season in which he captured the 2016 I-88 Speedway track championship and will be making a return to the speedway for the event. Bachetti is a two-time track champion at Accord and a past winner of the King of the Catskills. "Flyin" Brian Malcolm, "The Shohola Slingshot" Brad Szulweski, "The Speed Trap" Bobby Trapper, Bobby Trapper Jr, Jeff Rudalavage and many are expected in for this event.
The Healey Brothers Group Sportsman will be in action and pointing towards a $1,500.00 prize as the speedway offers a memorial event to one of the truly good guys in racing, Joe Giachinta. Joe lost his life last year in an industrial accident after the season ended but was instrumental in assisting the Accord Speedway with his innovative Redi Rock International concrete blocks that make up the speedway retaining barriers from turn three all of the way into turn one. Joe competed at Accord since 2003 and his missing name on the driving roster is heart breaking to everyone who knew him. Joe assisted with the career of "Jumpin" John McGill and followed up by helping Sportsman racer Brandon McGill and Junior Slingshot racer Jake Mason. All those who have come in contact with Joe Giachinta knew he was a great guy from the first Hello. He is truly missed by his family and his family of friends from the Accord Speedway.
 
The new crowned Sportsman track champion "Jammin" Jimmy Wells will head up a top flight contingent of drivers seeking to pull off the big win.  Wells earned ten wins during the season in his Backwoods Blends/Rycor HVAC sponsored racer to earn his first track title at Accord. Plenty of competition will arrive to try to tip Wells off his pedestal and included in the group are track regulars Phil Goetchius, Chris Stevens, Corey Cormier, Ralph Ronk, Connor Otten, Brandon McGill, Nick Johsnon Dave Demorest and Nick Plumstead. Joey Bruning, "Mr Excitement" Kevin Ward, Milton Mann, Tyler Johnston, Jim Introne, Brad Cicio, Mike Senecal and last season's winner of the event, "The K-Man" Robbie Knipe, who has raced on a limited schedule this season. Winter Mead, who captured a win last season, has been working the gremlins out of her racer the past few weeks.
 
Former two-time speedway champion "The Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner has signed on for the event. Rohner is coming off a season in which he captured the Five Mile Point Sportsman title.
 
The thrill a second Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball Four Cylinder Enduro gang will also be on the race card. One hundred laps of racing on the Accord clay will determine the winner of the $2,000.00 prize offered up by the speedway. There have been five events in 2016 with George Zeininger winning the first two events. Dave Donovan captured the next two features and was on his way to a third win until fuel woes placed him on the sidelines. Derek Delaney would go on to win the feature and all three winners are expected back for the big money event.
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night from April through September. The King of the Catskills event is this week for the speedway on Friday evening, September 16th.  Pit Gates will open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps are at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM. Admission at the gate for the spectacular show is Adults $24.00 Seniors $22.00 (12+) Children $5.00 (11+ under) Reserved Indoor Seating $30.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Food Vouchers for $68.00 (a savings of $10.00)
 
The always spectacular King of the Catskills weekend lands on Friday evening at the speedway. The date is September 16th with a rain date in place for September 23th. The multi-division show will feature the United Pump and Tank Modifieds in a 60 lap feature attraction with $5,000.00 on the line for the winner and presented by Insinger Fuel and Performance. The Joe Giachinta Memorial for the Sportsman division will offer a $1,500.00 to win prize and the Emmanuel's Markeplace Fireball Four Cylinder Enduros will duke it out for $2,000.00 for the winner.
 
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their very well documented website at: [http://.accordspeedway.com]http://.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478. At the Accord Speedway............................................
 
 
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Accord, NY- The History Of The King Of The Catskills At Accord Speedway In Review
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

 
The always popular King of the Catskills event at the Accord Speedway will be a great way to cap off a solid year of racing events in the Catskill Mountains as some of the big names in the Northeastern Modified ranks are set to converge on the tiny village of Accord, New York this coming Friday night, September 16th to go head to head in a sixty lap battle royal and to be named King of the event and along with it a big $5,000.00 payday offered up by Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer.  The expected huge crowd will have the opportunity to many of their favorite stars in action on the always pristine, semi-banked quarter mile speedplant as three divisions of racing have been selected to work their magic out on the raceway.  As always, the hard working Accord Promoter Gary Palmer has been feverishly at task to attend to his duties to give the the talented combatants a moist and tacky track surface they can race from wall to wall throughout the evening.  The event is sponsored by Insinger Performance and Sunoco Race Fuels located in Dushore, Pennsylvania.
 
The evening of speed will bring out the United Pump and Tank sponsored mighty modifieds in a sixty lap excursion as the hometown aces of the Accord Speedway will defend the home turf against the anticipated invaders of the Northeastern Modified world. The evening will bring in the King of the Catskills 60 lap event Modified event that will pay $5,000.00 to the first driver under the checkered flag at the end of 60 laps of the hard driving excitement. The speedway office has received many calls regarding the event and drivers expected in for the event include the winner of the 2015 event, "The Bechtelsville Bullet" Jeff Strunk.  Strunk will be defending the crown with the powerful Glenn Hyneman owned 126 hot rod and is coming off a week in which he captured the coveted Freedom 76 for the sixth time in his career to the tune of $25,000.00.
 
The opposition will be strong as New Jersey racing legend Jimmy Horton returns to do battle in one of the Halmar International race cars. Jimmy has been strong all season long and is hoping for much better results than in 2015 when he captured a heat win only to be found light as the scales. Along with Horton comes Orange County Speedway Big Block Modified and 358 Modified Champion Tommy Meier. Meier is coming off one of the biggest seasons of his career. From Sheffield, Massachusetts, "The Wild Child" Andy Bachetti is coming off a superb season in which he captured the 2016 I-88 Speedway track championship and will be making a return to the speedway for the event. Bachetti is a two-time track champion at Accord and a past winner of the King of the Catskills. "Flyin" Brian Malcolm from Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania is another driver who will be in the starting line-up to earn a spot for the KOTC event. Malcolm has enjoyed a strong season in 2016.  "The DC Express" Danny Creeden is coming off an excellent season on the circuit. Creeden captured the Thunder Mountain Speedway Modified Championship and led all regulars in wins at Accord with four victories.
 
Accord Speedway offers some great in-house driving talent as the newly crowned United Pump and Tank track champion, "The Montgomery Missile" Anthony Perrego will be out to defend his turf as the 2016 speedway champion. Anthony enjoyed a great season in 2016 with three wins behind the wheel of the potent New York Truck Parts owned hot rod. "Iron" Mike Ricci, who scored two wins during the season and fell just a few points short of the 2016 title, is a master of the short track real estate and will be well prepared with his Backwoods Blends/Direct Fleet Service/Halmar International sponsored racer for the King of the Catskills headliner, an event he has captured in the past. "Showtime" Danny Tyler captured two wins during the season and the popular third generation driving star would love to add a KOTC win to his racing resume. The brothers Ferrier, "Primetime" Scott Ferrier and "The KF Flyer" Kenny Ferrier each captured wins earlier in the season and know the quick way around the Accord clay. Additional Modified winners in 2016 and expected in for the event include, "The Iceman" Dom Roselli.
 
The Modified roster at Accord is diverse with lots of talent throughout the ranks with names such as "The Legend" Richie Eurich, "Double J" Joe Judge, "The Rhinebeck Rocket" Brad Rothaupt, Jesse Marks, Brett Graham, Mark Pullen, Ed Dachenhausen and Corey Lowitt and bolstered late in the season with the addition of Mike Butler, Donnie Elliott, Bobby Hentschel, Ray See Jr and Ed Burgess. Many others will be showcased as they do their best to earn their way into the starting feature line-up and looking for the $5,000.00 pot of gold in the Lucas Oil Products Victory Lane.
 
The entry list for the King of the Catskills spectacular changes by the hour and there are many behind the scenes situations playing out as some top drivers are without rides as of this writing and hopefully some solid resolutions will add additional drivers into the starting field. Longtime Modified contender Jeff Rudalavage has indicated he is entering the upcoming event. Rookie Modified talent, "The Shohola Slingshot" Brad Szulewski has informed the speedway he will be in action.
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night from April through September. The King of the Catskills event is this week for the speedway on Friday evening, September 16th. Pit Gates will open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps are at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM. Admission at the gate for the spectacular show is Adults $24.00 Seniors $22.00 (12+) Children $5.00 (11+ under) Reserved Indoor Seating $30.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Food Vouchers for $68.00 (a savings of $10.00)
 
A look back over the years of the prestigious event have shown a dominance of Accord regulars in being able to more than hold their own against most of the outside invaders. The event began in 2005 and has shown a great history of tremendous battles between both outside competition and the track regulars. Jeff Strunk is the defending champion of the event and the following results range from 2015 to 2005, showing the many great names that have been victorious or have enjoyed great runs at the facility.
 
2015- King of the Catskills Modifieds: Jeff Strunk, Jeff Heotzler Sr, Scott Ferrier, Mike Mahaney, Danny Johnson, Andy Bachetti, Richard Smith, Joe Judge, Craig Mitchell, Robbie Green, Corey Lowitt, Nick Rochinski, Jimmy Wells, Dave Hinsch, Danny Creeden, Anthony Perrego, Matt Janiak, Tommy Meier, Danny Tyler, Shaun Walker, Dan Humes, Tim Hindley, Chuck McKee, Mike Ricci
 
2014- King of the Catskills Modifieds:
Mike Ricci, Jackie Brown, Rich Ricci, Jeff Strunk, Danny Creeden, Tommy Meier, Danny Tyler, Chuck McKee, Jeff Heotzler Sr, John Ferrier, Nick Rochinski, Richie Eurich, Ray Jashembowski, Mike Mahaney, Tommy Johnson, Scott Ferrier, Andy Bachetti, Brett Hearn, Bobby Hentschel, Mike DuBois, Jeff Heotzler Jr, Anthony Perrego, Chris Shultz, Richard Smith, Darrell Ford
 
2013- King of the Catskills Modifieds: Jackie Brown, Danny Johnson, Anthony Perrego, Matt Sheppard, Tommy Meier, Jerry Higbie, Kenny Tremont, Andy Bachetti, Danny Creeden, Stewart Friesen, Brett Hearn, Jeff Heotzler Sr, Chuck McKee, Mike Mahaney, Bobby Varin, Brett Haas, Mel Schrufer, Mike Sabia, Keith Flach, Kevin Bates, Mike Ricci, Jeff Strunk, Pat Ward, Dave Hinsch, Rick Laubach, Bob Hentschel, Elmo Reckner, Danny Tyler, Craig Mitchell, Richie Eurich
 
2012- King of the Catskills: Brett Hearn, Danny Johnson, Duane Howard, Jerry Higbie, Pat Ward, Kevin Duryea, Mel Schrufer, Jimmy Phelps, Ryan Godown, Jeff Heotzler, Jackie Brown, Justin Holland, Butch Tittle, Stewart Friesen, Mike Mahaney, Danny Creeden, Jim Davis, Chuck McKee, Mike Ruggiero, Danny Tyler, Doug Manmiller, Mike Ricci, Bobby Varin, David Hunt
 
2011- King of the Catskills Modifieds: Andy Bachetti, Bobby Varin, Duane Howard, Jeff Heotzler, Brett Hearn, Jeff Strunk, Justin Holland, Mike Ricci, Butch Tittle, Pat Ward, Richard Smith, Michael Storms, Danny Tyler, Mel Schrufer, Mike Mahaney, Jeremy Quick, Danny Creeden, Danny Johnson, Rick Holsten, Billy Decker, Wade Hendrickson, Stewart Friesen, David Hunt, Ryan Watt, Jerry Higbie, Shaun Walker
 
2010- King of the Catskills Modifieds: Danny Johnson, Andy Bachetti, Matt Sheppard, Stewart Friesen, Mike Ricci, Brett Hearn, Pat Ward, Meme DeSantis, Bobby Varin, Duane Howard, Robbie Green, Jamie Yannone, Doug Manmiller, Sean Gunther, Craig Mitchell, Shaun Walker, John Willman, Rick Laubach, Dom Roselli, Bobby Trapper, Mel Schrufer, Brian Weaver, Neil Harris, Rick Mill, Frank Cozze, Jerry Higbie, Greg Hastie, Jeff Heotzler, Ronnie Johnson
 
2009- King of the Catskills Modifieds: Jerry Higbie, Andy Bachetti, Mike Ricci, Mike Colsten, Pat Ward, Greg Hastie, Chuck McKee, Kevin Duryea, Danny Johnson, Billy Pauch, Stewart Friesen, Jamie Yannone, Brian Weaver, Clinton Mills, Brett Hearn, John Lutes Jr, Russ Zimmerman, Jeff Richardson, Vinny DeCicco, Rick Mill, Bobby Trapper, Brian Malcolm, Brent Boyer, Jeremy Markle, Danny Creeden, Shaun Walker, Ricky Yetter, Mark Pullen, Howard Jarvis
 
2008-King of the Catskills: Rich Ricci Jr, Brett Hearn, Danny Tyler, Chuck McKee, Billy Van Pelt, Pat Ward, Keith Hoffman, Jimmy Johnson, Andy Bachetti, Jackie Brown Jr, Mike Ricci, Richie Eurich, Stewart Friesen, Jerry Higbie, Joey Grammes, Jeff Heotzler, Kevin Duryea, John McGill, Scott Ferrier, Tom Hindley, Ricky Yetter, Mike Colsten, Danny Johnson, Bobby Trapper, Jeff Rudalavage, Alan Rudalavage, Brian Weaver
 
2007- King of the Catskills: Rich Ricci Jr, Mike Ricci, Danny Johnson, Jackie Brown Jr, Danny Tyler, Robbie Green, Donnie Elliott, Jamie Yannone, Rick Mill, Scott Ferrier, Joey Grammes, John McGill, Joe Barbagallo Jr, Mark Pullen, Danny Creeden, Brian Weaver, Jerry Higbie, David Bush, Brett Hearn, Andy Bachetti, Richie Eurich, Alan Rudalavage, Jeremy Smith, Mel Schrufer
 
2006- King of the Catskills: Rich Ricci Jr, Tom Hindley, Jerry Higbie, Andy Bachetti, Dave Camara, Brian Malcolm, Jason Hamilton, John McGill, Rick Mill, Tom McGurrin, Hank Goranson, Mark Pullen, Chris Johnson, Joe Barbagallo Jr., Jackie Brown Jr., Ernie Palmer Jr., Jeff Heotzler, Larry Badaracco, Dom Roselli, Ryan Stortini, Mel Schrufer, Vinnie DeCicco, Barry Davis, Jim Winchell.

2005- King of the Catskills: Mike Ricci, Jackie Brown Jr., Rich Ricci Jr., Craig Mitchell, Jason Hamilton, Joe Barbagallo Jr., Marc Johnson, Barry Davis, John McGill, Scott Ferrier, Mike Tholin, Stan Lemiesz, Jack Gentile, Robbie Green, Ed Strada Jr., Larry Hendershot, Mark Pullen, Rick Raisner, Tom Mayberry, Darren McCaughey.
 
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night from April through September. The King of the Catskills spectacular is this week for the speedway on September 16th. Pit Gates will open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps are at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM. Admission at the gate for the show is Adults $24.00 Seniors $22.00 (65+) (12+) Children $5.00 (11+ under); Reserved Indoor Seating $30.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Food Vouchers for $68.00 (a savings of $10.00)
 
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their very well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478. At the Accord Speedway............................................
 
 
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Accord, NY- Accord Speedway Prepares To Launch The King Of The Catskills On Friday Night
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

 
Working rigorously under the autumn harvest skies that settle over the Catskill Mountain regions of New York, Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer and their staff are busily putting the finishes touches on their racing jewel, quarter mile hot spot in preparation for the biggest event of the season at their Ulster County speedplant. Coming off another successful racing season that saw sixteen exciting weeks of racing action take place, the race to the walls facility will usher in "The King of the Catskills" racing event this coming Friday night, September 16th with a three division show featuring the powerful Modifieds, the Joe Giachinta Memorial for the Sportsman division and the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball Four Cylinder Enduro Bombers. 
 
The highly anticipated evening of racing excitement and the expected huge crowd will have the opportunity to see many of their favorite stars in action on the always pristine, semi-banked quarter mile speedplant on Friday evening. The action on the speedway will be brisk and it will be thrill a second when the King of the Catskills event is unleashed. The weekend of racing excitement is sponsored by Bruce Insinger and his Insinger Fuel and Performance Team.
 
The exciting evening of speed will feature the King of the Catskills 60 lap event Modified event that will pay $5,000.00 to the first driver under the checkered flag at the end of 60 laps of the hard driving excitement. The speedway office has received many calls regarding the event and drivers expected in for the event. "The Bechtelsville Bullet" Jeff Strunk is the defending champion of the event and has informed speedway management of his intentions to come back and defend the crown. Strunk is coming off one of his greatest triumphs in his illustrious career last Saturday night when he captured the coveted "Freedom 76" event at the Grandview Speedway to the tune of $25,000.00. Strunk will be aboard the powerful Glenn Hyneman owned 126 for the event.
 
The King of the Catskills win didn't come easy for Strunk last year as he was forced to qualify through one of the consolation events and began the race from 21st starting position. Strunk was methodical throughout the event as he picked off his competition one by one as he fashioned his way forward. The early leader Danny Creeden broke while leading on lap 29 and the 2015 track champion Jeff Heotzler inherited the lead. Heitzler led until lap 45 when Strunk was able to slip past and go uncontested the remainder of the way to capture his first King of the Catskills main event. 
 
One of the New Jersey racing legends, Jimmy Horton, will come into the event flying the colors of the Orange County Fair Speedway where he captured an earlier qualifier for the event. Jimmy has a tremendous racing pedigree, winning races in most forms of racing and still at the top of his game in the Modified ranks. Jimmy will be aboard the Halmar International sponsored number 43. Horton won a heat event at Accord last year but was light at the scales and came up one short at starting the KOTC.
 
Orange County Speedway Big Block Modified and 358 Modified Champion Tommy Meier will also be competition at Accord on Friday. Tommy is coming off one of the biggest seasons of his career being dual division champion at OCFS and has some good Accord battles under his belt from previous seasons and a solid threat to win wherever he tows to compete.
 
From Sheffield, Massachusetts, "The Wild Child" Andy Bachetti is coming off a superb season in which he captured the 2016 I-88 Speedway track championship and will be making a return to the speedway for the event. Bachetti is a two-time track champion at Accord and a past winner of the King of the Catskills. Bachetti brings in a top-flight racing program and has always been a crowd favorite among the Accord Speedway fans.
 
"Flyin" Brian Malcolm from Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania is another driver who will be in the starting line-up to earn a spot for the KOTC event. Malcolm has enjoyed a strong season in 2016 and one of the strong contenders from the Southern Tier region. Malcolm is another of the fan favorites at Accord.
 
"The DC Express" Danny Creeden is coming off an excellent season on the circuit. Creeden captured the Thunder Mountain Speedway Modified Championship and led all regulars in wins at Accord with four victories. Creeden led the King of the Catskills event last year until mechanical woes sidelined him while he was leading. Creeden will be a strong contender as he knows the fast way around Accord.
 
Accord Speedway offers some great in-house driving talent as the newly crowned United Pump and Tank track champion, "The Montgomery Missile" Anthony Perrego will be out to defend his turf as the 2016 speedway champion. Anthony enjoyed a great season in 2016 with three wins behind the wheel of the potent New York Truck Parts owned hot rod. "Iron" Mike Ricci, who scored two wins during the season and fell just a few points short of the 2016 title, is a master of the short track real estate and will be well prepared with his Backwoods Blends/Direct Fleet Service/Halmar International sponsored racer for the King of the Catskills headliner, an event he has captured in the past. "Showtime" Danny Tyler captured two wins during the season and the popular third generation driving star would love to add a KOTC win to his racing resume. The brothers Ferrier, "Primetime" Scott Ferrier and "The KF Flyer" Kenny Ferrier each captured wins earlier in the season and know the quick way around the Accord clay. Additional Modified winners in 2016 and expected in for the event include, "The Iceman" Dom Roselli.
 
The Modified roster at Accord is diverse with lots of talent throughout the ranks with names such as "The Legend" Richie Eurich, "Double J" Joe Judge, "The Rhinebeck Rocket" Brad Rothaupt, Jesse Marks, Brett Graham, Mark Pullen, Ed Dachenhausen and Corey Lowitt and bolstered late in the season with the addition of Mike Butler, Donnie Elliott, Bobby Hentschel, Ray See Jr and Ed Burgess. Many others will be showcased as they do their best to earn their way into the starting feature line-up and looking for the $5,000.00 pot of gold in the Lucas Oil Products Victory Lane.
 
The entry list for the King of the Catskills spectacular changes by the hour and there are many behind the scenes situations playing out as some top drivers are without rides as of this writing and hopefully some solid resolutions will add additional drivers into the starting field.
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night from April through September. The King of the Catskills event is this week for the speedway on Friday evening, September 16th. Pit Gates will open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps are at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM. Admission at the gate for the spectacular show is Adults $24.00 Seniors $22.00 (12+) Children $5.00 (11+ under) Reserved Indoor Seating $30.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Food Vouchers for $68.00 (a savings of $10.00).

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The always spectacular King of the Catskills weekend lands on Friday evening at the speedway. The date is September 16th with a rain date in place for September 23th. The multi-division show will feature the United Pump and Tank Modifieds in a 60 lap feature attraction with $5,000.00 on the line for the winner and presented by Insinger Fuel and Performance. The Joe Giachinta Memorial for the Sportsman division will offer a $1,500.00 to win prize and the Emmanuel's Markeplace Fireball Four Cylinder Enduros will duke it out for $2,000.00 for the winner.
 
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their very well documented website at: http://.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478. At the Accord Speedway............................................
 
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Accord, NY- Accord Speedway Names 2016 Champions To Highlight Spectacular First Responders Night
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

 
The unseasonable hot and humid weather in the Catskills Mountains of New York State provided the backdrop for a great Friday evening as the Accord Speedway presented it's "Night of Champions" to a large enthusiastic crowd on hand for the event.  Most track champions were crowned in the final evening of points at the speedway for the 2016 racing season.  The co-sponsored event by Taylor Rental and Handsome Devil BBQ brought out a nice field of drivers and racing equipment as the event served a dual purpose for those drivers who will be entering the spectacular "King of the Catskills" events scheduled for Friday, September 16th.  With four titles left to be decided coming into the evening of events, when the final checkered flag fell from starter Steve Otten, new champions were crowned for the 2016 racing season.  C&J Self Storage was the Checkered flag bonus sponsor.
 
Heading up the list of champions is "The Montgomery Missile" Anthony Perrego who enjoyed a great 2016 season and finished with a late season charge in the United Pump and Tank Modified division to claim the title in a tight battle against "Iron" Mike Ricci, who was a close second in the final standings. "Jammin" Jimmy Wells captured ten wins during the season on his way to his Accord title in the Healey Brothers Group Sportsmen division. "The Young Outlaw" Jesse James Bartleson put his stamp onto the speedway title in the Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Car division. Bob Sleight raced hard all season in the hotly contested Arkel Motors Pure Stock division to earn his first driving title at Accord. "The Hurricane" Hunter Lapp enjoyed a break-out season with nine wins to capture the WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot title. Samantha Muller captured  eight feature wins during the season to capture the Want AD Digest All Star Slingshot title at the speedway. The Rookie Sportsman title race and final points are under review as of this writing.
 
The racing action during the evening was hot and heavy on the speedway with some of the track titles on the line. Anthony Perrego was fast and furious in his pursuit of the driving title at Accord and put all of the pieces together to dominate the racing action and claim his third feature win at Accord in the Modified division and insure himself of the championship.  Joey Bruning had a fast set of wheels under him as he claimed his first win of the season in the Sportsman finale. Bob Sleight knew what he had to do coming into the final event and went out and did it as he won his fourth feature at Accord in the Pure Stock headliner. Heidi Hedin made her long trip worthwhile as she dominated the action to win her third feature of the season in Sprint Car action. "The Bloomingburg Bullet" Taylor Mills used a late charge to capture his first career win of the season in the All Star Slingshot division National Tour event. Hunter Lapp left no doubt in his run for the title as he captured Junior Slingshot National Tour title feature event with a wire to wire triumph. 
 
The United Pump and Tank Modified division title was on the line as the 30-lap event unfolded. "The Ice Man" Dom Roselli took advantage of a front row starting spot to blast out front at the drop of the green flag and led through the first fourteen laps of the event. Anthony Perrego started from eleventh position, found some early seams on the raceway to slip past those in front of him and began reeling in Roselli using the upper reaches of the speedway. Perrego took over command of the race on lap fifteen and led the remaining laps to claim the track title and the win. Danny Creeden finished a solid second with Mike Ricci third, Donnie Elliott fourth and Brad Rothaupt completing the top five. Heading up the second five were Jesse Marks, Ed Dachenhausen, the returning Bobby Hentschel, Mark Pullen and New Jersey's "Iron" Mike Butler.
 
The Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Car feature found Heidi Hedin grabbing the lead at the start of event. Hedin was all business as she opened up a sizeable lead through the first half of the race. Jesse James Bartleson found a faster line around the speedway and began to reel in the field, first slipping past Eric Jennings for the runner-up slot and then setting sail for the leader Hedin. As the checkered flag waved the leaders were running nose to tail with Hedin capturing her third win of the season and Bartleson in second and claiming the track title. Zach Mead was third with Jennings fourth and Andrew Davis completing the field.
 
The Arkel Motors Pure Stock finale proved to be an entertaining event as Gary Ronk led the first three laps before yielding to Steve Williams. Williams would lead for two laps before Bob Sleight found the needed room to slip past him and drive away to victory and the track title. Williams was second and was also second in the final points. Ray Tarantino was third with Livy Johnson and Travis Brockner completing the top five. Chris Kanuk, Austin Smith, Harry Bachman and newcomer Gary White completed the field.  
 
Nick Plumstead raced into the lead at the start of the Sportsman feature and led two laps before giving way to Joey Bruning. Bruning, who just recently returned to competition at the speedway, was quick as he ripped off some 13.6 second laps to step away from the field. A couple of restarts would bring the field back together and on each restart Bruning would re-establish himself in front of the field. Jimmy Wells broke through late in the race to take up the chase but the evening belonged to Bruning as he raced across the line to capture the victory. Wells would finish second with Brandon McGill third, Connor Otten fourth after starting fifteenth and Milton Mann completed the top five. The second five was headed up by the returning Tyler Johnston, Phil Goetchius, Ralph Ronk, newcomer Jim Introne and the returning Mike Senecal. 
 
Tyler Peet grabbed the lead at the start of the All Star Slingshot feature and led the first lap before yielding to Dylan Hoch. Hoch, the reigning national champion, would lead through lap four until a scramble would send some cars to the sideline including Hoch. Anthony Raisner seized the lead on the restart and would lead through lap sixteen. Taylor Mills started fourteenth in the feature and soon found himself searching for the move that would maneuver him around Raisner. Mills found the hot spot on lap seventeen and would grab up the lead for the remaining three laps to claim his first career win at Accord and his first National Tour victory. Raisner was second with Alex Yankowski hustling hard to finish third while Joe Toth and Seth Spayd would complete the top five, Marty Kelly, Samantha Muller, Bryce Cherko and Brett Putnam completed the field.
 
Hunter Lapp used his outside pole position start to grab the lead at the start of the Junior Slingshot Tour feature with Jared Silfee close behind. Lapp would fight off the advances of Silfee through the early portion of the event to hold the rest of the field at bay. Silfee remained close to Lapp and as the leaders got into slower traffic, the leaders were once again nose to tail. Hunter Lapp made the most of the so-called home track advantage and would run a perfect race to capture the tour event with Silfee second in an outstanding performance by both drivers. Jake Mason finished third with Michael Corbin fourth and John Kendall completing the top five, making four out of the top five Accord Speedway regulars. Heading up the second five were Cole Stangle, Kyle Smith, Tanner Jones, Gavin Santee and Nico Flammer.
 
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Under the tutelage of Promoter Gary Palmer, the talented roster of drivers tested the many racing channels of the speedway throughout the evening in preparation for the blockbuster "King of the Catskills" spectacular coming up this week and sponsored by Insinger Fuels. The speedway was in good form with a tip of the fedora is in order going out to the hard working Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer.
 
The speedway took a long intermission session to pay tribute to all of the First Responders who work so diligently to keep our home security safe. Headed up by Jim Zelinski and the Ulster County Sherrif's Department, close to forty pieces of equipment came out onto the speedway in darkness and hoisted a 70 foot US Flag through the use of ladder trucks and at the designated moment all lights came on and put up an amazing display that covered the speedway and the entire infield area. Many thanks are in order to all of those who played a part in putting the spectacular event together. DVD Copies of the entire salute to the First Responders are available through Videographer Tom Czaban and can be ordered  by phone at: 518-250-0001.
 
"Uncle Mike" Hansen from WRWD Radio was back on board last evening with the WRWD Radio show truck and once again joined announcers Steve Pados and Tim Adams in the tower. Mike thanked promoters Gary and Donna Palmer for their hospitality as he thoroughly enjoys the hot racing action taking place on the speedway.
 
Donna Kessler, who pens the "My Ride" column in the Times Herald Record and the Pocono Record, enjoyed a visit to the speedway last evening and interviewed with Steve Pados regarding the great racing action taking place on the speedway.
 
Heat race action in the Modifieds found Mike Ricci, Dom Roselli and Ed Dachenhausen capturing victories. Nick Johnson and Joey Bruning scored heat wins in the Sportsman action. The Pure Stock heats went to Steve Williams and Travis Brockner. Eric Jennings captured the Sprint Car heat win. A dual heat format was utilized for the Slingshot Touring events and claiming wins were Jared Silfee and Hunter Lapp in Round one and Jared Silfee and Jake Mason in Round Two of the Junior Slingshot heats. All Star Slingshot heats were captured by Anthony Raisner, Dylan Hoch and Cody Kline in Round One and Tyler Peet, Alex Yankowski and Chris Kurtz in Round Two.   
 
Newcomers and new cars continue to arrive at the speedway as the Friday show acted as a prelude to the mighty "King of the Catskills" weekend coming up this week. Bobby Hentschel, Ed Burgess, Mark Bishop and Ira Landrum added to the growing roster of Modified combatants at Accord. Mike Butler made the trip up from New Jersey and found his way into the top ten in the Modified main. Gary White, in a second Bachman ride, was a new addition to the Pure Stock ranks. Jim Introne, who is a regular at the Devils Bowl Speedway visited the speedway and a new racer car for Tyler Johnston headed up the new cars in Sportsman ranks that also included former regulars Mike Senecal and Brad Cicio.
 
The invading stars from the Slingshot ranks were well represented with Cole Stangle and Tanner Jones representing New Jersey and Jared Silfee, Kyle Smith, Gavin Santee, Nico Flammer representing the Keystone State and Tyler Banks from New York in the Junior ranks. The All Star Slingshots found newcomers Taylor Mills, Joe Toth, Seth Spayd, Dylan Hoch, Cody Kline, Chris Kurtz, Austin Silfee, Tyler Peet, Henry Anderson and Brayden Schoch making appearances at the speedway. Past winners in years past at Accord, Anthony Raisner and Alex Yankowski were also part of the mix of Slingshots. The Dunkin Donuts contingent of Brian Tobey, Jim Pollard and Bryce Cherko were on board with Cherko leading the Empire Region Points by a slim margin over Vermont's Marty Kelly. Kelly joined Steve Pados in the booth to announce the Modified feature and did his always good job. Jordan Lawrence and Dan Malley were part of the New York drivers in attendance with Malley suffering problems early on in the evening.
 
Former two time track champion "The Bushkill Bullet" Kyle Rohner was in the pit area last night assisting Anthony Perrego and will be competing in the upcoming King of the Catskills events this coming week. Rohner recently added a Five Mile track title to his racing resume.
 
RESULTS:
 
United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Anthony Perrego, Danny Creeden, Mike Ricci, Donnie Elliott, Brad Rothaupt, Jesse Marks, Ed Dachenhausen, Bobby Hentschel, Mark Pullen, Mike Butler, Scott Ferrier, Dom Roselli, Ed Burgess, Joe Judge, Mark Bishop, Ira Landrum, Brett Graham, Corey Lowitt, Danny Tyler, Richie Eurich, Ray See Jr, Ken Ferrier (Anthony Perrego Track Champion)
 
Healey Brothers Group Sportsman: Joey Bruning, Jimmy Wells, Brandon McGill, Connor Otten, Milton Mann, Tyler Johnston, Phil Goetchius, Ralph Ronk, Jim Introne, Mike Senecal, Brad Cicio, Nick Johnson, Nick Plumstead, Dave Demorest, Winter Mead (DNS) (Jimmy Wells Track Champion)
 
Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Cars: Heidi Hedin, Jesse James Bartleson, Zach Mead, Eric Jennings, Andrew Davis (Jesse James Bartleson Track Champion)
 
Arkel Motors Pure Stocks: Bob Sleight, Steve Williams, Ray Tarantino, Livy Johnson, Travis Brockner, Chris Kanuk, Austin Smith, Harry Bachman, Gary White, Austin Smith, Gary Ronk, Scott McCarthy (Bob Sleight Track Champion)
 
Ruges Parts Center Rookie Crate Sportsman: Race is Under Review
 
Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshots: (National Tour) Taylor Mills, Anthony Raisner, Alex Yankowski, Joe Toth, Seth Spayd, Marty Kelly, Samantha Muller, Bryce Cherko, Brett Putnam, Alan Kober, Jordan Lawrence, Dylan Hoch, Cody Kline, Henry Anderson, Brian Tobey, Tyler Peet, Austin Silfee, Jim Pollard, Chris Kurtz (Samantha Muller Track Champion)
 
WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots: (National Tour) Hunter Lapp, Jared Silfee, Jake Mason, Michael Corbin, John Kendall, Cole Stangle, Kyle Smith, Tanner Jones, Gavin Santee, Nico Flammer, Jaden Sleight, Tyler Banks, Ashton DeWitt (Hunter Lapp Track Champion)
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Make note of a new starting time beginning with next week's show. Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps are 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.
 
Make plans now for September 16th as it is the biggest event of the year at the Accord Speedway with the running of the annual "King of the Catskills" event sponsored by Insinger Fuels. $5,000.00 on the line for the Modifieds for 60-laps. The Joe Giachinta Memorial for the Sportsman division will pay $1,500.00. The Emmanuel's Markeplace Fireball 4-Cylinder Enduro will pay out $2,000.00 to the winner with more than 50 entries. Additional information will follow this coming week for the King of the Catskills events.
 
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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Accord, NY: First Responders Tribute Highlights Night Of Champions This Friday At Accord Speedway 
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media


The points from last Friday night's racing action at the Accord Speedway have been updated and plenty of close battles remain in progress with this coming Friday evenings  "Night of Champions" on September 9th at the speedway, slated to determine all of the speedway champions for the 2016 racing season. The headline co-sponsors for the evening will be Taylor Rental and Handsome Devil BBQ and all of the drivers who remain in contention with aspirations for a track title will have to be at their very best in this final opportunity to be track champion and win the bragging rights and the money that goes along with it at the speedway for a job well done.  All speedway champions will be interviewed in the Lucas Oil Products Victory Lane at the conclusion of the racing events. Also on tap on Friday evening is a special tribute the speedway will pay to all first First Responders on the Anniversary of the horrific events that occurred in our country on September 11th, 2001. All First Responders, Police, Firemen, Correction Officers and EMT's will be admitted to the speedway FREE of Charge with Department ID along with a guest.

The United Pump and Tank Modified title remains up for grabs between "The Montgomery Missile" Anthony Perrego (722) and "Iron" Mike Ricci (719) as just a mere three points separate them with the final night of points remaining as the veteran driving stars steer towards the Modified title.  The Healey Brothers Group Sportsmen title is a lock for "Jammin" Jimmy Wells as the former motorcycle flat track champion has garnered ten wins at the speedway in a dream year of racing for him and his crew.  The Ruge's GM Parts Center Rookie  Sportsman division still has an ongoing tussle as Jason Feinberg has a small ten point margin over Jim Kraus coming into the final Friday event.  In another close battle, Bob Sleight has a twenty point advantage over veteran wheelman Steve Williams in the Arkel Motors Pure Stock division finale. "The Young Outlaw" Jesse James Bartleson has locked up the title in the Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Car division. The Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshot division will find New York's Samantha Muller owning the title with a wide margin of points. Muller was the Junior Slingshot champion one year ago and just may be the only driver from last year's title holders to remain a champion at the speedway. "The Hurricane" Hunter Lapp and John Kendall have been duking it out all season in search of the WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot title. Lapp has claimed eight wins in 2016 while Kendall has earned five wins and coming into the final night of points Lapp has a 36 point advantage over Kendall. 

The evening will also be a National Tour event for both the All Star Slingshots and the Junior Slingshots and will carry points for the Empire Region Tour as well. Leading the National All Star Points is Mertztown's Dylan Hoch with 1184 markers. He carries an 81 point advantage into the Accord event over former National Champion Cody Kline (1103). Seth Spayd is third in points with 1082, Anthony Raisner is fourth with 972 and Austin Silfee is fifth with 961. Brett Bieber, Chris Kurtz, Alex Yankowski, Joe Toth and Henry Anderson round out the top ten.

Empire Region Tour points has Altamont's Bryce Cherko (371) out front by 13 points over North Bennington, Vermont's Marty Kelly, who has earned 358 tallies. Jim Pollard is third with 319 points while Brian Tobey with 303 and Samantha Muller with 277 complete the top five.

The Junior Slingshot Tour has Kutztown's Kyle Smith leading the way with 512 points over Accord's own Hunter Lapp who has earned 467 points. Keystone State hot rodder Jared Silfee is third with 452 markers while New Jersey talent Cole Stangle has earned 440. Another Accord regular Michael Corbin is fifth with 432 points while another Pennsylvania racer Gavin Santee follows with 427 points.


Make it a great night out on Friday evening, September 9th with a trip to the "Gem in the Catskills" Accord Speedway.

Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Pit Gates open at 4:30; Spectator Gates open at 5:00; Hot Laps are at 6:30 and the racing begins at 7 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 shows do have an increase in admission. 
Racing fans are encouraged to secure your plans in advance for the "King of the Catskills" spectacular coming to the speedway on September 16th and sponsored by Insinger Fuels. The Modified event will be 60 laps and offering a grand prize of $5,000.00 to the winner. The Sportsmen will race for 30 laps and the winner will receive a $1,500.00 prize and is a memorial event for longtime Accord racer Joe Giachinta, who lost his life last fall in an industrial accident. Enduro racing will immediately follow the feature events with $2,000.00 on the line for the winner and sponsored by Emmanuel's Market located in Stone Ridge, New York.
 
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://accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478. At the Accord Speedway............................................
 
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Accord, NY-  Danny Creeden Romps To OCFS Qualifier Victory At Accord Speedway
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media
 

The continued great wave of warm summer weather provided the proper backdrop for the mighty stars and cars of the Accord Speedway on Friday evening to do battle at the "Gem in the Catskills" racing facility.  The normal quiet serenity of the Catskill Mountains gave way to the intoxicating sounds of hot rod racing action on Friday evening and a great crowd of eager racing fans came out to witness a great fireworks extravaganza and to see their racing heroes carve out a fabulous and entertaining seven division racing card at the speedway.  When the final event was checkered, seven happy winners found their way to the Lucas Oil Products Victory Lane on an evening sponsored by Saugerties Lumber and the Orange County Fair Speedway, home of the Eastern States 200.  The Checkered Flag Bonus was sponsored by Dreaming of the Mouse. www.dreamingofthemouse.com
 
In the United Pump and Tank Modified division, "The DC Express" Danny Creeden found all of the racing channels to his liking as he ran down early leader Ken Ferrier, took control of the point and romped to his fourth win of the season and in doing so claimed the qualifying spot for the prestigious 55th running of the Eastern States 200 to be held in Middletown, New York from October 21st to the 23rd. Olivia Johnson turned in another stellar performance as she tracked down early Gary Ronk and went on to capture her third win of the season in the Arkel Motors Pure Stock division. Jim Kraus had the hot ticket in the Ruge's GM Parts Rookie Sportsman finale as he captured his second win of the season. "Jammin" Jimmy Wells inherited the lead on the final lap, after a last turn skirmish ended Collin Dubois solid run for his first ever win, and Wells led only the final lap to claim win number ten in the Healey Brothers Group Sportsman feature main event.  Larry Ricci continued to put the finishing touches on his return to racing action as he captured his second win of the season in the Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Car headliner. "The Hurricane" Hunter Lapp captured his eighth WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot division shoot out with a fabulous run and Samantha Muller was victorious in the Want AD Digest All Star Slingshot feature for her eighth win of the season.
 
Ken Ferrier and Ed Dachenhausen brought the solid field of United Pump and Tank Modifieds down for the start of the 30-lap headliner. "The KF Flyer" Ferrier seized the lead at the start with Brett Graham following.  Danny Creeden made his presence known early on from his fourth starting position and began to seize the real estate in front of him. Creeden tracked down Ferrier and assumed command of the lead on lap five. From ninth starting spot came Mike Ricci. Ricci found the fresh real estate at any point of the race track and quickly made his way into the third slot but by that time the leaders were gone. Anthony Perrego made a late bid as he is the point leader with only one more race remaining. Creeden earned his fourth win of the season With Kenny Ferrier second, Ricci third, Perrego fourth and Scott Ferrier hustling hard to complete the top five. The second five consisted of Brett Graham, Donnie Elliott, Ed Dachenhausen, Jesse Marks and Danny Tyler.
 
The Healey Brothers Group Sportsman division headliner found Nick Plumstead finding the hot spot on the speedway and grabbing the lead at the start of the event with Collin DuBois making a statement to move into the runner-up slot. Plumstead led until lap-13 when he bobbled on a restart and DuBois charged by him along with the rest of the field.  DuBois opened up a lead but Brandon McGill quickly closed in on him. McGill showed the beak of his race car numerous times but DuBois held off each challenge and with two to go led by two car lengths. McGill came back on the attack and as the white flag flew tried the bottom line but DuBois again held him off as they raced down the backstretch. As the pair got into turn three, McGill got into too hot and ran into the rear of DuBois car and spun him out and ending DuBois shot at his first career win in a full size car at Accord. Jimmy Wells, who was running third, inherited the lead and would lead the final lap to secure his tenth win of the season. "Double D" Dave Demorest was the runner-up in a solid performance while Joey Bruning, Aaron Doolittle and Milton Mann completed the top five. Chris Stevens headed up the second five with Nick Johnson, Phil Goetchius, Winter Mead and the returning Greg McCloskey rounding the top ten. 
 
The Arkel Motors sponsored Pure Stock event got underway with Gary Ronk grabbing the lead at the start. Quickly, Travis Brockner found his way into the runner-up slot and began to mount a challenge for the lead. From seventh starting spot came Livy Johnson. Johnson was on the hammer from the drop of the green flag and set sail around the speedway picking up spots as she raced into contention. Slipping past Brockner for the runner-up role, Johnson reeled in Ronk and the pair battled with Johnson taking over the lead on lap nine. Johnson never looked back as she sped to her third win of the season. Brockner was a solid second with Bob Sleight, Steve Williams and the returning John Woinoski completing the top five. Harry Bachman, newcomers Austin Smith and Scott McCarthy and Jim Smith rounded out the top ten. 
 
Jim Kraus was shot out a cannon at the start of the Ruge's GM Parts Rookie Sportsman feature event. Matt Shultz and Brad Horton kept pace  with Kraus and by the halfway mark Jason Feinberg would move into the mix. Kraus was on a mission and he completed it by earning his second win of the season. Shultz, Feinberg, Horton and Tighe Sherlock would complete the top five. Ryan McCartney, newcomer Anthony Recchio, John DeWitt and another newcomer Michael Corbin completed the field.
 
Larry Ricci powered into the lead at the start of the Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Car feature. Jesse James Bartelson challenged early on but problems would put him on the sidelines by the midway point of the event. Ricci would race to his second win of the season with Eric Jennings in the runner-up slot.
 
The WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot event found Hunter Lapp getting turned around at the start of the event. Lapp would go to the rear of the field and then began a great comeback. In the meantime, John Kendall led through lap nine when "The Cold Spring Kid" Jake Mason would race by him for the lead. Mason would lead for three laps but once again it would Hunter Lapp knocking on the door. Lapp would slip past Mason on lap thirteen and roll to his eighth win of the season. Mason would finish in the runner-up slot with Michael Corbin third and John Kendall fourth and Ashton DeWitt and Jaden Sleight following. 
 
In the Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshot event, Samantha Muller returned to the speedway after missing a couple of weeks and raced to her eight win of the season.
 
GEMSTONES:
 
Through the determined efforts of Promoter Gary Palmer, the speedway was in good racing condition and the many racing channels provided the drivers a wall to wall track surface to race on. The close side by side racing action that Accord is well noted for kept the fans on the edge of their seats all night long. 
 
Many, many thanks to the good folks at Saugerties Lumber for sponsoring the over the top fireworks extravaganza presented by Santore's Famous Fireworks. Just as in the Dire Straits song, they did turn the night time into the day. Also special thanks to DJ Tim Adams for a great song selection during the fireworks show.
 
Pure Stock heats went to Steve Williams and Gary Ronk.  Modified preliminaries were captured by Ed Dachenhausen, Brett Graham and Ken Ferrier. Joey Bruning and Nick Plumstead captured the Sportsman heats while Larry Ricci claimed the Sprint Car heat event. Rookie Sportsman heats went to Tighe Sherlock and Jason Feinberg. The All Star Slingshot heat went to Samantha Muller while Hunter Lapp claimed the Junior Slingshot heat.
 
Many new faces arrived last night for their first Accord start as Tim Hindley shook down the back-up Creeden mount. Ray See Jr returned to the speedway with a great looking Modified but scratched from the feature. Aaron Doolittle was in the second Davis owned racer and did a good job bringing it to a solid top five finish. "Iron" Mike Butler was up from New Jersey in his Short Load Concrete sponsored mount. Two Slingshot drivers, Anthony Recchio and Michael Corbin took their first ever rides in the full size cars and both did well in their first efforts. It is a big step to go from a two cylinder Slingshot to an eight cylinder full size hot rod. Kudos to both drivers. Scott McCarthy drove the second Ronk car while Ryan Brockner drove the back-up racer for his brother. Austin Smith was another first timer in the Pure Stocks. 
 
Upstate Auto  owners Marty and Debbie donated four bicycles for the evening and winners included, Maddy Gadds, Elliot Wesneski, Kaelyn Smith and Mason Wright. Michael Castellano won the Boy's Back Pack and the Girl's Back Pack was won by Olivia Wesneski.
 
The evening was also a fundraiser for the Sparrow's Nest Charity and many gifts were part of the on-going raffle and the speedway staff would like to thank Texas Roadhouse, Autozone of Kingston, Accord Speedway, Hannah Nicole Photography, Uptown Face Studio and LuLaRoe for their participation. Sparrow's Nest is a local charity that provides meals to families whose caretakers are going through cancer diagnosis. To learn more please visit www.sparrowsnestcharity.org.
 
The speedway would also like to thank Michael Hatzistergos for the Balloon Sculpturing, the volunteers for the face painting and Rich Roosa for the use of his tractor for the hayrides.
 
The Chicken BBQ was a hit as usual as were the Pulled Pork Sandwiches prepared by the great kitchen staff. Thanks to John Liggan Insurance, Wright Farm Market, Sunday Rosendale Farmers Market and Cousin Pete Donohue for the great Grandma Ann's pies that were dispersed to the feature winners.
 
"Uncle Mike" Hansen from WRWD Radio was on board for the evening and after interviewing with announcer Steve Pados had the WRWD Radio Truck as the pace truck for the evening. Mike will be back at the speedway on September 9th.
 
The Hudson Valley Historic Racing Committee was on board and they brought in an old roadster from the early days of racing. Preserving the history of racing is important to everyone so please support these organizations.
 
The speedway will offer a special dedication on the anniversary of 9/11 next week on September 9th as all police, firefighters, correction officers and EMT's will be admitted to the speedway free with their department ID. Taylor Rental and Handsome Devil BBQ will be the co-headline sponsors for the event highlighting the night of champions at the speedway.
 
The new Accord Speedway T-shirts have arrived and are on sale at $10.00 each with plus sizes being $2.00 more.
 
A super amount of interest is already in place for the upcoming King of the Catskills weekend at the speedway.  With some very big dollars in place, a banner field is anticipated. More information will be released as the countdown is coming quickly.
 
RESULTS:
 
United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Danny Creeden, Ken Ferrier, Mike Ricci, Anthony Perrego, Scott Ferrier, Brett Graham, Donnie Elliott, Ed Dachenhausen, Jesse Marks, Danny Tyler, Tyler McKee, Dom Roselli, Kurt Hundeland, Brad Rothaupt, Chad Loiodice, Joe Judge, Mike Butler, Tim Hindley, Richie Eurich, Rob Rowe, Mark Pullen, Ray See Jr (DNS)
 
Healey Brothers Group Sportsman: Jimmy Wells, Dave Demorest, Joey Bruning, Aaron Doolittle, Milton Mann, Chris Stevens, Nick Johnson, Phil Goetchius, Winter Mead, Greg McCloskey, Ralph Ronk, Collin DuBois, Brandon McGill, Corey Cormier, Nick Plumstead, Vinnie Gress, Conner Otten
 
Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Cars: Larry Ricci, Eric Jennings, Jesse James Bartleson, Heidi Hedin (DNS)
 
Arkel Motors Pure Stocks: Livy Johnson, Travis Brockner, Bob Sleight, Steve Williams, John Woinoski, Harry Bachman, Austin Smith, Scott McCarthy, Jim Smith, Gary Ronk, Joe Knoth, Chris Kanuk, Ryan Brockner
 
Ruges Parts Center Rookie Crate Sportsman: Jim Kraus, Matt Shultz, Jason Feinberg, Brad Horton, Tighe Sherlock, Ryan McCartney, Anthony Recchio, John DeWitt, Michael Corbin
 
Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshots: Samantha Muller
 
WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots: Hunter Lapp, Jake Mason, Michael Corbin, John Kendall, Ashton DeWitt, Jaden Sleight
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Make note of a new starting time: Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps are 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.
 
September 9th is First Responder's Night at the speedway honoring all police, fireman, correction officers and EMT's. The evening is sponsored by Taylor Rental and Handsome Devil BBQ and is the "Night of Champions" at the speedway when all 2016 track champions will be named.
 
Make plans now for September 16th as it is the biggest event of the year at the Accord Speedway with the running of the annual "King of the Catskills" event sponsored by Insinger Fuels. $5,000.00 on the line for the Modifieds for 60-laps. The Joe Giachinta Memorial for the Sportsman division will pay $1,500.00. The Emmanuel's Markeplace Fireball 4-Cylinder Enduro will pay out $2,000.00 to the winner with more than 50 entries.
 
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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Accord, NY-  "Iron" Mike Ricci Dominates Field For Second Triumph Of The Season At Accord Speedway
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

 
Another hot summer day in the Catskill Mountains that found the temperature soaring to ninety degrees and the sights and sounds of good racing action brought out a great crowd to the Accord Speedway as the Palmer Family offered up seven divisions of racing at their Ulster County speedplant on Friday evening. The racing action on the speedway was phenomenal as once again the on track performances allowed the cream to rise to the top and allow the victors the spoils of victory in the Lucas Oil Products Victory Lane. The evening of speed was sponsored by the good folks at Tom's Repair Shop located in New Paltz, New York. The racing show was presented without a hitch and completed at 10:58 PM. The checkered flag bonus was supplied by ASI Trophies located in Accord, New York
 
When all was said and done, "Iron" Mike Ricci rebounded from a hard crash one week ago to drive his Halmar International/Backwoods Blends/Direct Fleet Service sponsored hot rod to his second win of the season as he completely dominated the action on his way to the win in the United Pump and Tank Modified headliner. "Jammin" Jimmy Wells left nothing to chance as he put forth a great drive to capture his ninth win of the season in the Healey Brothers Group Sportsman headliner. The Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Car feature found Doylestown, Pennsylvania's Heidi Hedin making her long trip worthwhile as she captured her second win of the season. Tim Southard scored his first win of the season as he wired the field in the Arkel Motors Pure Stock Division feature. The WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot feature found "The Hurricane" Hunter Lapp racing to his seventh win of the season. In the Ruge's GM Parts Center Rookie Sportsman finale, Chris Van Duser scored his first career win at Accord as he led from start to finish. Bobby Hassenmayer scored the win in the Want Ad Digest feature.
 
With the season funneling down quickly in the 2016 racing season, some of the point's battles are still very much alive and will reach a fever pitch in the next couple of weeks.  The final weeks of the season are the final building blocks to the track championship as all of the drivers will have to be at their best should they have aspirations to wear a speedway crown in 2016.  The night of champions at the speedway is scheduled for September 9th on Taylor Rental and Handsome Devil BBQ Night at the speedway. 
 
The United Pump and Tank Modified event was a crowd teaser and pleaser as Brett Graham hustled out front to lead the first seven laps. Last week's feature winner "Showtime" Danny Tyler flexed his muscles and took over the lead on lap eight and would lead until lap ten when Graham came roaring back and took over the lead for the second time in the event.  From seventh starting spot came Mike Ricci and he worked every seam and racing channel he could find and reeled in Graham. Ricci was able to slip past Graham on lap fourteen and from that point on Ricci was on cruise control. Anthony Perrego started ninth and hustled through the field and into second place on lap nineteen but by that time Ricci had built up a tremendous lead. Ricci would earn his second win of the season with Perrego in second. Danny Tyler put in a great run for third while Graham was fourth and Brad Rothaupt raced to fifth. five.  Jesse Marks, Corey Lowitt, Scott Ferrier, Ken Ferrier and Joe Judge completed the top ten.
 
Brandon McGill led the first lap of the Healey Brothers Group Sportsman event and gave way to the high flying Jimmy Wells on lap two. Wells, who has owned the division in 2016, quickly raced out front and built up a huge lead with McGill chasing him around the speedway. Pockets of good, solid racing action would follow for the remainder of the event but the attrition rate would be high in the event as one by one a skirmish here and there throughout the race would send some drivers to the sidelines. It would be Wells leading all of the way for his ninth win with McGill in the runner-up role. The battle for third was a barn-burner all of the way with Phil Goetchius earning the slot while Chris Stevens raced to fourth and Connor Otten would complete the top five. A great run from Winter Mead found her heading up the second five with Corey Cormier, Kevin Ward, Ralph Ronk and Nick Johnson rounding out the field.
 
The Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Car encounter found Heidi Hedin hustling out front at the start of the feature and would hold the field at bay to garner her second triumph of the season at Accord. Andrew Davis finished second with the point leader Jesse James Bartelson third. Eric Jennings was contending early in the sprint car feature but would meet with the unforgiving boiler plate to end his evening. Jennings was unhurt in the crash.
 
Tim Southard hustled to the front in the Arkel Motors Pure Stock division feature event.  Southard would feel pressure from Steve Williams early on but maintained his poise and remained at the point with Williams and point leader Bob Sleight close behind. Williams made a few late race attempts to slip past Southard but to no avail as Southard would gain his first win of the season at the speedway. Williams was second with Sleight third, Livy Johnson fourth and the veteran Harry Bachman fifth. Steve Kanuk, Jim Smith and Gary Ronk would complete the finishers.
 
Chris Van Duser had been running strong in recent weeks and picked a good night to grab up the lead on the first lap and would lead the rest of the way to secure his first ever win at the speedway. Jim Kraus put in a good run for runner-up honors while Matt Shultz was third, Jason Feinberg fourth and Ryan McCartney completing the top five. Mike DuBois Jr, Jake Granacker and Sarah Smith would complete the field.
 
The Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshot feature found Bobby Hassenmayer the lone entry and he would capture his first ever win at the speedway.
 
Hunter Lapp grabbed the lead on the opening lap of the WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot feature and that would be the pass he needed as he drove away from his competition to secure his seventh win of the season. Point leader John Kendall was second and Michael Corbin was third.     
 
GEMSTONES:
 
New drivers that made their first appearances of the season included Bobby Hassenmayer in the All Star Slingshots. Ed Dachenhausen brought back to the speedway the car that he wrecked so badly on the front stretch a couple of months ago. The car was unlettered but a really sharp looking racer. Some drivers had a tough night as a few cars could not make it out for their respective feature events and some skirmishes kept the tow truck busy during the evening.
 
Heat race wins went to Chris Van Duser and Matt Shultz in the Rookie Sportsman ranks. Connor Otten, Brandon McGill and Jimmy Wells claimed wins in the Sportsman heats.  The Modifieds had three heat events with Brett Graham, Danny Tyler and Brad Rothaupt claiming the wins. Travis Brockner and Steve Williams grabbed up the wins in the Pure Stock encounters. Hunter Lapp captured the heat race win in the Junior Slingshot division and Bobby Hassenmayer won the All Star Slingshot heat.  Heidi Hedin made it a clean sweep as she was victorious in the Sprint Car preliminary.
 
Speedway announcer Steve Pados went trackside to announce the starting line-up for the Sportsman feature that also included the tennis ball throw. All but one driver managed to clear the safety fencing but needless to say, no major league scouts opted on to the speedway grounds to see if they had the right stuff, even though there were rumors to that effect.
 
Special thanks to race director Dave Rocket for keeping the show moving quickly throughout the evening.
 
Kingston Nissan had their Festival of Heroes promotion on hand at the speedway as they prepare to raffle off a new Nissan automobile and they will be back at the track this coming Friday.
 
RESULTS:
 
United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Mike Ricci, Anthony Perrego, Danny Tyler, Brett Graham, Brad Rothaupt, Jesse Marks, Corey Lowitt, Scott Ferrier, Ken Ferrier, Joe Judge, Ed Dachenhausen, Danny Creeden, Richie Eurich, Dominick Roselli Jr, Tyler McKee, Mark Pullen, Lenny Helmich, Chad Loiodice (DNS)
 
Healey Brothers Group Sportsman: Jimmy Wells, Brandon McGill, Phil Goetchius, Chris Stevens, Connor Otten, Winter Mead, Corey Cormier, Kevin Ward, Ralph Ronk, Nick Johnson, Mike DuBois, Collin DuBois, Raphael Carson, Dave Demorest, Vinnie Gress, Richie Smith, Nick Plumstead, Joey Bruning (DNS)
 
Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Cars: Heidi Hedin, Andrew Davis, Jesse James Bartleson, Eric Jennings
 
Arkel Motors Pure Stocks: Tim Southard, Steve Williams, Bob Sleight, Ray Tarantino, Livy Johnson, Harry Bachman, Steve Kanuk, Jim Smith, Gary Ronk, Dan Knoth (DNS), Travis Brockner (DQ), Ray Tarantino (DQ)
 
Ruges Parts Center Rookie Crate Sportsman: Chris Van Duser, Jim Kraus, Matt Shultz, Jason Feinberg, Ryan McCartney, Mike DuBois Jr, Jake Grannaker, Sarah Smith, Tighe Sherlock (DNS), RJ Daley (DNS)
 
Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshots: Bobby Hassenmayer
 
WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots: Hunter Lapp, John Kendall, Michael Corbin Jake Mason (DNS)
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Make note of a new starting time: Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps are at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM.
 
Make plans now for the spectacular Labor Day event on September 2nd when all divisions will be in action and Santore's Famous Fireworks will light up the Catskill Sky with a Fireworks Extravaganza like no other. The Famous Chicken BBQ will be served up with all of the trimmings. Some special additions to the celebration will include four bicycles to be given away courtesy of Upstate Auto and balloon art.
 
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
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Accord, NY- "Showtime" Danny Tyler Sails To Second Accord Speedway Triumph
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

 
The Accord Speedway swung back into racing action on Friday as the deep warm rays of summer shone brightly through the pines surrounding the speedway. The talented roster of drivers were more than anxious to set their wheels in motion on the speedway as the racing season is dwindling down. Promoter Gary Palmer had the speedway in great shape and racing form as the captivating racing action spread across the speedway with at least four distinct racing channels for the drivers to work their magic. The racing action was excellent in the seven divisions offered and was completed at 11 PM. The evening of speed was sponsored by the good folks at Escape RV located in Branchville, New Jersey. Their website is: www.escaperv.com
 
The hotly contested events found "Showtime" Danny Tyler sailing to his second win of the season in the United Pump and Tank Modifieds. "Mr Excitement" Kevin Ward continues to surge as he arrived late in the season and after a series of good finishes scored his first win of the season in the Healey Brothers Group Sportsman event.  Jim Kraus has been knocking on the door all season long and finally broke through all of the barriers to capture his first win of the season as he wired the field in the Ruge's GM Parts Center Rookie Sportsman feature event.  Larry Ricci raced to his first win of the season in the  Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Car finale. The WRWD Radio sponsored Junior Slingshot division found John Kendall finding the hot ticket to victory lane as he scored his fifth 2016 win at the speedway. Bob Sleight used a late rally to become the victor of the Arkel Motors Pure Stock encounter and it was his third win at the speedway for 2016. Derek Delaney added his name to the winners list as he claimed the Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder night cap.
 
Chad Loiodice and Corey Lowitt brought the United Pump and Tank Modified field down for the start of the 30-lap headliner. Loiodice led the first two laps before a front stretch skirmish had point leader Mike Ricci suffering severe damage to his race car. On the restart, Loiodice yielded the lead to a high flying Danny Tyler and the Showtime kid wasted no time in stepping away from the field as he found the outer reaches of the speedway to his liking and began to distance himself from the rest of the field. "The Montgomery Missile" Anthony Perrego had himself a fast hot rod and was able to move his hot rod from ninth starting spot into the runner-up role by the midway point of the event.  Tyler enjoyed a big lead but was entering into some slower traffic as the laps clicked off and Perrego was able to close down the deficit very quickly. Tyler was able to hold on to the lead even as Perrego showed the nose of his race car to him. The sprint to the finish had Tyler gaining his second win of the season over Perrego in a crowd pleasing performance. Scott Ferrier was third while Danny Creeden hustled to fourth place after starting tenth and Richie Eurich was steady throughout to complete the top five. Joe Judge, Chad Loiodice, Corey Lowitt, Jesse Marks and Ken Ferrier filled out the ranks of the top ten.
 
The Healey Brothers Group Sportsman headliner found youngsters Collin DuBois and Brandon McGill trading the lead back and forth for the first two laps before McGill settled into the lead for good on lap three. Before McGill could open up any daylight, he found reigning sportsman champion Kevin Ward breathing down his tailpipes. Try as he may, Ward threw everything he could at McGill but could not dislodge him from the top slot. Ward finally pulled even on lap-17 and became the new leader on one lap later. After he seized the lead, Ward stepped out to a five car length lead until a caution came out for a disabled McGill.  On the restart, it would be Ward racing to the win in the final two laps with a strong running Chris Stevens finishing up in the runner-up slot. Point leader Jimmy Wells was third with the returning Joey Bruning in fourth place in a great return to the speedway. The reigning Spec Sportsman champ in 2015, Robbie Knipe, returned to action and completed the top five. Phil Goetchius, Corey Cormier, Nick Johnson, Connor Otten and Vinnie Gress completed the top ten.
 
The Ruge's GM Parts Center Rookie Sportsman feature main event found Chris Van Duser leading the first lap until a spin slowed the action. On the restart Jim Kraus grabbed the lead and Kraus would find clear sailing throughout the remainder of the race to go on and claim his first ever feature win at the Accord Speedway. Newcomer Brad Horton continues to impress with a strong runner-up finish while the returning Tighe Sherlock was third and Jason Feinberg fourth. Jake Granacker rounded out the top five with RJ Daley, Chris Van Duser and Mike DuBois Jr making up the remainder of the field.
 
The Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Car main found Larry Ricci the lone racer at the end of the first lap due to some mechanical problems haunting the rest of the starting field.  Ricci would earn his first victory in 2016.
 
The WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot main event was all John Kendall as the young speedster fought off early challenges from Hunter Lapp and Jake Mason to cruise to his fifth win of the season. Jake Mason hustled to a fine runner-up run with Hunter Lapp third despite suffering from engine woes by the midpoint of the feature.
 
The Arkel Motors Pure Stock feature kicked off with "The Intimidator" Ray Tarantino grabbing the early lead. Bob Sleight from third starting place took up the chase and would pester Tarantino past the halfway point. On lap twelve Sleight found the needed room from the top of the speedway to slip past Tarantino to seize command of the lead and go to record his third win of the season.  Tarantino was second with Tim Southard third while Steve Williams would use a borrowed ride to finish fourth and Gary Ronk completed the top five. Chris Kanuk, Joel Murns, Jim Smith and Harry Bachman would finish out the field.
 
The Emmanuel's marketplace Fireball 4 Cylinder Enduro event closed out the show with a special twist as the racers would find a reversal of fortune awaiting them at the start. The thirty car starting field ran in reverse and the drivers adapted to the change very quickly. Two time winner Dave Donovan and William Rabb engaged in a solid two car battle early on until Rabb had contact with a slower car and taking him out of contention. Donovan had the field covered up until he ran out of fuel and coasting to the infield. 18th starting Derek Delaney took command of the event at that point and would race to his first ever win at the speedway, albeit on three wheels at the end. George Barringer was the runner-up after starting 26th with early contender Willy Oates making it to the podium in third place.
 
GEMSTONES:
 
The Joe Barbagallo and his good friends from Escape RV were the headline sponsor for the evening and were on hand with literature and answered questions throughout the evening regarding the RV lifestyle.
 
The seven divisions who made their way into the speedway to do battle resulted in many exciting heat races that found Jim Kraus winning the Rookie Sportsman qualifier. Modified heats were claimed by Danny Tyler, Scott Ferrier and Brett Graham.  Larry Ricci claimed the Sprint Car heat win.  Ray Tarantino and Bob Sleight were victorious in the Pure Stock division heats.  Collin DuBois, Jimmy Wells and Chris Stevens captured the Sportsman heat wins. Hunter Lapp claimed the Junior Slingshot heat event.  
 
New cars and drivers that arrived for action last night included Mike DuBois Jr in the Rookie Sportsmen, Joey Bruning, Aaron Doolittle and Matt Hitchcock in the Sportsman, although Hitchcock was sidelined early on with mechanical problems. The Modified ranks were bolstered by the return of Dom and Dominick Roselli, Chuck and Tyler McKee and Donnie Elliott, who took over the controls of the Hudson Valley Diesel car. Mike Travis was a late addition to the Pure Stock ranks. Steve Williams gave the Livy Johnson 454 car a great ride in the feature to keep his points up. Former speedway announcer Joel Murns took his first ride of the season in his trusty number 21 Jr race car and it was great to see him return to the speedway.
 
The Enduro event was exciting with the new twist. The drivers were quick to the adaptation and really put on a great show for the fans.
 
Happy Anniversary wishes go out to George and Barbara Sawyer from everyone at the Accord Speedway. Birthday wishes go out to Rich Ricci III who was in the pit area assisting Jimmy Wells.
 
With only a few weeks left in the regular season, it is imperative those seeking a point championship be at their very best in the last remaining events to be able to be in a position to make a run for the title. These are the championship weeks as the racing intensifies and leads to the "Night of Champions" on September 9th, which will be presented by Taylor Rental as a special night for first responders.
 
RESULTS:
 
United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Danny Tyler, Anthony Perrego, Scott Ferrier, Danny Creeden, Richie Eurich, Joe Judge, Chad Loiodice, Corey Lowitt, Jesse Marks, Ken Ferrier, Brad Rothaupt, Mark Pullen, Chuck McKee, Ed Dachenhausen, Dominick Roselli Jr, Tyler McKee, Donnie Elliott, Brett Graham, Jeff Hoetzler Sr, Rob Rowe, Dom Roselli, Mike Ricci, Lenny Helmich, Kurt Hundeland (DNS)
 
Healey Brothers Group Sportsman: Kevin Ward, Chris Stevens, Jimmy Wells, Joey Bruning, Robbie Knipe, Phil Goetchius, Corey Cormier, Nick Johnson, Connor Otten, Vinnie Gress, Collin DuBois, Dana Carey, Brandon McGill, Winter Mead, Aaron Doolittle, Nick Plumstead, Ralph Ronk, Mike DuBois, Dave Demorest (DNS)
 
Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Cars: Larry Ricci, Brody Adamsky, Jesse James Bartleson (DNS), Eric Jennings (DNS), Zach Mead (DNS)
 
Arkel Motors Pure Stocks: Bob Sleight, Ray Tarantino, Tim Southard, Steve Williams, Gary Ronk, Chris Kanuk, Joel Murns, Jim Smith, Harry Bachman, Travis Brockner, Mike Travis, James Goetchius
 
Ruges Parts Center Rookie Crate Sportsman: Jim Kraus, Brad Horton, Tighe Sherlock, Jason Feinberg, Jake Grannaker, RJ Daley, Chris Van Duser, Mike DuBois Jr
 
WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots: John Kendall, Jake Mason, Hunter Lapp, Jaden Sleight (DNS), Ashton Dewitt (DNS)
 
Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder Enduro: Derek Delaney, George Barringer, Willy Oates
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Make note of a new starting time beginning with next week's show. Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps are 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 week, Friday, August 26th will be Tom's Repair Shop Night at the speedway with all divisions ready to do battle on the fast clay cushioned quarter miler.
 
Make plans now for the spectacular Labor Day event on September 2nd when all divisions will be in action and Santore's Famous Fireworks will light up the Catskill Sky with a Fireworks Extravaganza like no other. Handsome Devil BBQ will be on hand serving up the now famous Chicken BBQ with all of the trimmings.
 
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
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Accord, NY-  Perrego Remains Hot In Convincing Drive To Second Win In Exciting Accord Speedway Modified Action
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

 
On a hazy but warm summer day in August, the Accord Speedway swung back into action on Friday evening. With temperatures in the low 80's and a warm gentle breeze blowing across the speedway grounds, Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer reeled off an outstanding racing card for the good crowd on hand that witnessed the excellent racing action. The evening of speed was sponsored by the good folks at Kingston Nissan and their representatives were on hand to take part in the victory ceremonies at the Lucas Oil Products victory lane. For information regarding Kingston Nissan, go to their extensive website at: www.kingstonnissan.net
A&M Hardware was the checkered flag bonus sponsor. The evening of events was completed by 11PM and it marked the first event for Accord with a new 7:30 starting time.
 
The final outcome of the great evening of racing action found "The Montgomery Missile" Anthony Perrego continuing his excellent work at the speedway as he steered his New York Truck Parts sponsored hot rod to his second Accord Speedway win of the season in the United Pump & Tank Modified headliner. Phil Goetchius after weeks of trying, finally nailed down his first win of the season in the Healey Brothers Group Sportsman finale.  "The Layton Laser" Brody Adamsky was spot on as he recorded his fifth win of the season in the Ruge's Performance NEWS Sprint Car feature event.  Veteran campaigner Steve Williams added his second win of the season to his total as he raced to victory in the Arkel Motors Pure Stock ranks.  "The Junior Rock" Matt Shultz captured his first win of the season in the Ruge's GM Parts Center Rookie Sportsman main event as he dominated the action in a wire to wire run. Michael Corbin earned his first career win at the speedway in the WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot finale with a solid run to victory lane. The Empire Lightning Sprints returned to action at the speedway and former track champion Clint Roehrs flashed his championship form in a great drive to victory.
 
Richie Eurich used a front row start to kick off the United Pump and Tank Modified event and led for the first six laps of the 30-lap main event.   A restart closed the field in and on the restart Joe Judge found the top of the speedway to be the fast way forward and grabbed the lead out of turn two. Judge would lead until lap 12 until another caution slowed the event. On the restart Eurich kicked up his heels once again and would lead the field but was under siege from a quadrant of racers moving their way forward including Judge, Anthony Perrego, Mike Ricci and Jesse Marks.  A couple of cautions would bring the field close together but Eurich remained in command of the point.
 
A restart on lap-20 put Perrego nose to tail with Eurich and when the green appeared Perrego began to make his run for the roses. Tailing Eurich closely, he tried the top and the bottom of the speedway channels and on lap-22 found the baseline of the speedway to his liking and he drove under Eurich, pulled even on the backstretch and won the top spot as the pair raced into turn three.  Perrego would race to his second win of the season with Eurich in for a hard fought runner-up slot. Joe Judge stayed in the hunt all night long for a nice third place run and current point leader Mike Ricci was fourth and steady Jesse Marks completed the top five. The second five were Ed Dachenhausen, Brad Rothaupt, Mark Pullen, Ken Ferrier and the returning Dave Hinsch. 
 
The Healey Brothers Group Sportsman event proved to be a great race as Phil Goetchius found the fast line at the top of the raceway and powered into the lead. Goetchius opened up a big lead on the field but some skirmishes would slow the action down on a few occasions. A trio of racers Collin DuBois, Dana Carey and Connor Otten kept pace with Goetchius for a time but in long stretches Goetchius was in charge of the event. Just past the halfway point, Kevin Ward and Jimmy Wells moved into contention and would move into the second and third place with five laps to go. Goetchius would not be denied on this night as after many weeks of trying he finally nabbed his first 2016 win at Accord Speedway. Ward was second with Wells third. Collin DuBois enjoyed a solid outing with a fourth place run and Dana Carey completed the top five in his best run of the season. Following the top five were Milton Mann, Dave Demorest, Rafael Carson, Winter Mead and Leo Fotopolous,
 
The Ruge's GM Parts Rookie Sportsman feature attraction found Matt Shultz with the hot hand as he powered into the lead at the drop of the green flag and would open up some distance on the field and even though a couple of restarts were needed, Shultz raced away to his first win of the season at Accord and first ever in a full size race car. Shultz captured seven wins last year while competing in the All Star Slingshots. Chris Van Duser had a great run for second with Stan Vishinski taking third. Jason Feinberg, newcomer Brad Horton, Jim Kraus, newcomer Derrick Cormier, Kenny Ryder and AJ Williams would complete the rest of the field. 
 
Steve Williams grabbed the early lead in the Arkel Motors Pure Stock main event and that proved to be the winning pass as he led throughout the event despite some heavy pressure coming in the form of Bob Sleight and Travis Brockner. Williams was cool as a snow cone as he held back his opponents and raced to his second win of the season in the 15-lap encounter. Sleight was second with Brockner third  and a good battled developed for fourth with Ray Tarantino getting the spot over a returning Gary Ronk. Newcomer Rob Taylor, Curt Ayers, Harry Bachman and James Goetchius completed the field.
 
Brody Adamsky grabbed the lead at the start of the Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Car feature. The move made the rest of the event purely academic as Adamsky raced away from the field to gather in his fifth win of the season. Andrew Davis enjoyed a solid run in his return to action with a runner-up finish and point leader Jesse James Bartleson was third.
 
Michael Corbin started from the outside pole position and quickly raced in to the lead at the start of the event. Corbin opened up a big lead late in the race and coasted to his first ever Accord Speedway win. Hunter Lapp was second with Jake Mason third, John Kendall fourth, Justin Sleight fifth and Ashton Dewitt sixth. 
 
Shilo Boyce grabbled the lead at the start of the Empire Lightning Sprint 20-lap feature run. Boyce kept the lead as he repelled the advances of Ralph Utter and Jesse Pruchnick. Clint Roehrs started from sixth place and began to work the baseline to perfection as he raced into the runner-up slot by lap ten. Roehrs kept nipping away at Boyce and finally was able to slip past for the lead on lap-13. Roehrs would go on to capture the win with Boyce solid in the runner-up status. Ralph Utter was third in his first race in three years and Jon Moore was fourth with Jesse Pruchnick nailing down fifth place. Jerry Sehn, Canadian Charles Belanger, Zach Bennett, Matt Brown, Nick DeNyse, Lou Torres and Rick Stone rounded out the field.
 
GEMSTONES:
 
The good friends from Kingston Nissan were the headline sponsor for the evening and proudly displayed an SUV from their inventory for the evening. They have put together as fund to assist dogs in local shelter to find homes and to help defray the cost of running the shelters. The fund is called "The Ozzie Fund" in memory of their beloved pet. More information regarding donations can be found on the Kingston Nissan website or their Facebook page.
 
Heat races were run off quickly and Sportsman heat wins went to Connor Otten, Kevin Ward and Dana Carey. Matt Shultz captured the Rookie Sportsman heat event. Modified heats were claimed by Danny Tyler, Brett Graham and Richie Eurich. Brody Adamsky won the Sprint heat. Gary Ronk and Bob Sleight claimed wins in the Pure Stock heats. Jake Mason captured the Junior Slingshot heat. Jesse Pruchnick and Shilo Boyce were victorious in the Lightning Sprint heats.
 
Wright's Farm Market was back at the Speedway on Friday offering up those great home made Grandma Annie's pies to the winning drivers.
 
New entries were abundant at the speedway as Greg McCloskey steered the second Creeden racer. Dave Hinsch returned to action  along with Richard Smith and Patrick Murphy made his maiden debut in the Modified ranks with his P3. Zach Mead was on hand with his Northeast Wingless Sprint Car in his debut and ran strong until problems under the bonnet sidelined his evening. Eric Jennings also returned to action but had a short evening as well as mechanical problems befell the team. Kenny Ryder and Brad Horton took their first runs in the Rookie Sportsman. Rob Taylor and Shawn Johannssen were newcomers for the Pure Stock division. New Sportsman cars included Mike Murphy, Raphael Carson, Tommy Vighe, Winter Mead and Mike Senecal.
 
Happy engagement wishes go out to Steve Schrader and his girlfriend from the Tyler racing Team and Accord Speedway.
 
Promoter Gary Palmer had the speedway in great racing form as the speedway again offered up to four and possibly five distinct racing channels to the drivers to create some excellent side by side battles throughout the evening.
 
Best wishes go out to all of the Accord Speedway Junior Slingshot and All Star Slingshot drivers who will be taking part in the Slingshot Speedweeks racing at the various speedways on the tour schedule. The racing began this evening at Linda's Speedway and will end with next Saturday's racing at the Hamlin Speedway. Monday will find the All Star drivers at the new Reading Fairgrounds and Tuesday is set aside for the Junior Slingshots.
 
RESULTS:
 
United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Anthony Perrego, Richie Eurich, Joe Judge, Mike Ricci, Brad Rothaupt, Jesse Marks, Ed Dachenhausen, Brad Rothaupt, Mark Pullen, Ken Ferrier, Dave Hinsch, Corey Lowitt, Greg McCloskey, Dan Humes, Patrick Murphy, Kurt Hundeland, Rob Rowe, Danny Creeden, Chad Loilodice, Brett Graham, Lenny Helmich, Scott Ferrier, Danny Tyler, Richard Smith
 
Healey Brothers Group Sportsman: Phil Goetchius, Kevin Ward, Jimmy Wells, Collin DuBois, Dana Carey, Milton Mann, Dave Demorest, Rafael Carson, Winter Mead, Leo Fotopolous, Tommy Vighe, Nick Plumstead, Connor Otten, Ken Boniface, Brandon McGill, Mike Senecal, Michael Murphy
 
Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Cars: Brody Adamsky, Andrew Davis, Jesse James Bartleson, Eric Jennings, Zach Mead
 
Arkel Motors Pure Stocks: Steve Williams, Bob Sleight, Travis Brockner, Ray Tarantino, Gary Ronk, Rob Taylor, Curt Ayers, Harry Bachman, James Goetchius, Shawn Johannsen, Mike DuBois Jr
 
Ruges Parts Center Rookie Crate Sportsman: Matt Shultz, Chris Van Duser, Stan Vishinski IV, Jason Feinberg, Brad Horton, Jim Kraus, Derrick Cormier, Kenny Ryder, AJ Williams
 
Empire Lightning Sprints: Clint Roehrs, Shilo Boyce, Ralph Utter Jr, Jon Moore, Jesse Pruchnick, Jerry Sehn, Charles Belanger, Zach Bennett, Matt Brown, Nick DeNyse, Lou Torres, Rick Stone
 
WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots: Michael Corbin, Hunter Lapp, Jake Mason, John Kendall, Justin Sleight, Ashton Dewitt
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Make note of a new starting time beginning with next week's show. Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps are 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 week, Friday, August 12th will be Pine Bush Equipment Night at the speedway with all divisions ready to do battle on the fast quarter mile clay cushioned oval with the Joe Giachinta Memorial 50 lap race headlining the evening for the Sportsman division.
 
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
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Accord, NY-  Danny Creeden Charges To Third Win In Exciting Accord Speedway Modified Headliner
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

 
On a hot, muggy summer evening with thunderstorms hitting all around the local area, the Accord Speedway somehow remained unscathed and reeled off an outstanding racing card for another solid crowd on hand that witnessed the excellent seven division racing card.  The loyal Accord racing fans were offered the opportunity to go trackside and meet and greet with the talented driving roster of the speedway on camera and autograph night presented by United Pump and Tank located in Wallkill, New York.(www.unitedpumpandtank.com).  Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer had the speedway grounds in its usual pristine condition and the outstanding track work prep of Gary Palmer presented the drivers with another fabulous racing surface that had the drivers in all divisions talking about it all night long through the interview sessions. ASI Trophies, who make up all of the great plaques for victory lane, presented the Checkered Flag Bonus. Even with the 45 minute delay for the Camera and Autograph session, the racing was completed before 11 PM.
 
The final outcome of the great evening of racing action found the "DC Express" Danny Creeden make a late charge to claim his third win of the season at Accord Speedway in the United Pump and Tank Modifieds.  Chris Stevens raced to his first ever career win at Accord in the Healey Brothers Group Sportsman headliner.  Jason Feinberg was spot on in recording his third win of the season in the Ruge's Performance Center Rookie Sportsman finale. "The Intimidator" Ray Tarantino shook off his recent back luck and scored his second win of the season in the Arkel Motors Pure Stock feature run. Samantha Muller made it seven wins for the season in the Want AD Digest All Star Slingshot feature. "The Hurricane" Hunter Lapp brought an end to John Kendall's four win streak by adding his sixth win of the season as he continues to shine at the speedway in a breakout year for the young speedster in the WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot feature. "The Layton Laser" Brody Adamsky enjoyed a great evening with a solid performance as he captured his fourth win in 2016 in the Ruge's GM Parts Center NEWS Sprint Car main event.
 
"The KF Flyer" Kenny Ferrier hammered down at the start of the United Pump and Tank Modified main event and led the first lap before yielding to Chad Loilodice who stayed out front through lap five. Ferrier took the lead back on lap six by outhustling his adversaries and took command of the point. Danny Creeden remained focused on those in front of him and one by one slipped past them and was riding in the runner-up slot. A restart late in the event allowed Creeden a shot at Ferrier and he made the most of it as he slipped past him with two laps to go. Creeden raced away to victory for his third win of the season. Ferrier had an outstanding run for for runner-up honors and "Iron" Mike Ricci nailed down third place. Brad Rothaupt and Scott Ferrier completed the top five. Jesse Marks headed up the second five with Ed Dachenhausen, Danny Tyler, Joe Judge And Richie Eurich completing the top ten.
 
The Ruge's GM Performance Rookie Sportsman headliner found Jason Feinberg climbing to the top of the race track as he secured the lead coming out of the second turn on lap one that one move was all he needed as he raced away to a convincing win for his third victory of the season.  Matt Shultz put in a great run for runner-up honors with Chris Van Duser, Ryan McCartney, Kevin Stevens, John Dewitt and Jim Kraus following.
 
The Healey Brother's Group Sportsman feature event found Phil Goetchius grabbing the early lead. Goetchius had himself a fast hot rod and opened up a big advantage early on in the event. Chris Stevens and eight time winner Jimmy Wells had their own battle royal going and kept inching closer to Goetchius as the laps clicked off. The three drivers were racing together at the five to go sign and Stevens quickly moved to the inside of Goetchius as they hit turn one and Stevens became the new leader out of turn two. Wels also slipped past Goetchius and set sail for Stevens but it would be Chris Stevens securing his first ever win at the speedway. Wells was the runner-up for the second week in a row while Goetchius was third in a great effort, Nick Plumstead was fourth and Brandon McGill completed the top five. Collin DuBois, Corey Cormier, Kevin Ward, Ralph Ronk and Leo Fotopolous completed the top ten.
 
The Ruge's GM Parts Center NEWS Sprint feature had Brody Adamsky  hustling to the point at the start of the event and he withstood a stiff challenge from "Little" Richard Smith and Larry Ricci late in the event to record his fourth win of the season at Accord. Smith, Ricci, Heidi Hedin and Jesse James Bartleson completed the top five.
 
Hunter Lapp continued on his merry way in the WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot main event as he led all of the way to nail down his sixth victory of the season.  Jake Mason, John Kendall, Michael Corbin, Jaden Sleight and Ashton Dewitt completed the field in the event
 
The Want AD Digest All Star Slingshot feature found a pair of hot shots duking it out throughout the run but it would be Samantha Muller recording her seventh win of the season in a close win over Marty Kelly.
 
The Arkel Motors Pure Stock feature found Ray Tarantino jumping out front at the start of the event and it was just what he needed for the second half of the racing as he led all laps in securing his second win of the season at Accord.  leading the first  laps as he fought off a hard charge by Steve Williams. Livy Johnson was spot on for a solid second place finish just nipping Bob Sleight who was third. Newcomer Shawn Williams was fourth and James Goetchius completed the top five. Jimmy Sykes headed up the second five with Tom Hausman, newcomer Jim Smith, Dan Knoth and Mike DuBois Jr completing the top ten. 
 
GEMSTONES:
 
Promoter Gary Palmer had a great race track for the drivers as all four speed channels were utilized throughout the course of the evening.
 
Steve Lowitt and his United Pump and Tank group were the headline sponsor for the evening and enjoyed their time with the trackside presentations during camera and autograph night.
 
Heat races were run off quickly and Sportsman heat wins went to Collin DuBois, Phil Goetchius and Nick Plumstead. Matt Shultz was victorious in the Rookie Sportsman qualifier.  Modified heats were claimed by Ken Ferrier and Danny Creeden. Travis Brockner and Ray Tarantino claimed wins in the Pure Stock division heats. The All Star Slingshot heat was captured by Marty Kelly and the Junior Slingshot heat was claimed by Jake Mason.  Brody Adamsky captured the Sprint car heat.
 
New cars and drivers added to the luster of the evening as the Sportsman ranks saw the addition of Cody Clark, Scott Demorest and Aaron Weaver.  A new Pure Stock driver was Shawn Williams who raced to a nice finish in opening outing. Modified driver Richard Smith is becoming accustomed to the new Sprint Car Division and raced to a strong finish in his second appearance in the Sprints.
 
"Jumpin" John McGill filled in for the vacationing Tim Adams with the victory
lane interviews and Marty Kelly lent his hand by calling some action from the booth. Special thanks to both men for their help.
 
The camera and autograph session went off without a hitch as the grandstands emptied out for the fans to have a chat or get an autograph from their favorite driver or drivers. Announcer Steve Pados interviewed as many drivers as time was allotted and made sure each division was covered.
 
Please make note a new starting time will greet the fans next week as racing will begin one half hour later than normal.
 
RESULTS:
 
United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Danny Creeden, Ken Ferrier, Mike Ricci, Brad Rothaupt, Scott Ferrier, Jesse Marks, Ed Dachenhausen, Danny Tyler, Joe Judge, Richie Eurich, Corey Lowitt, Chad Loilodice, Brett Graham, Mark Pullen, Anthony Perrego, Lenny Helmich
 
Healey Brothers Group Sportsman: Chris Stevens, Jimmy Wells, Phil Goetchius, Nick Plumstead, Brandon McGill, Corey Cormier, Kevin Ward, Ralph Ronk, Leo Fotopolous, Mike DuBois, Connor Otten, Dana Carey, Cody Clark, Aaron Weaver, Vinnie Gress
 
Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Cars: Brody Adamsky, Richard Smith, Larry Ricci, Heidi Hedin, Jesse James Bartleson
 
Arkel Motors Pure Stocks: Ray Tarantino, Livy Johnson, Bob Sleight, Shawn Williams, James Goetchius, Jimmy Sykes, Tom Hausman, Jim Smith, Dan Knoth, Mike DuBois Jr, Steve Williams, Harry Bachman, Chris Kanuk, Tim Southard, Travis Brockner (DQ), Curt Ayers (DQ)
 
Ruges Parts Center Rookie Crate Sportsman: Jason Feinberg, Matt Shultz, Chris Van Duser, Ryan McCartney, Kevin Stevens, John Dewitt, Jim Kraus
 
Want AD Digest All Star Slingshots: Samantha Muller, Marty Kelly
 
WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots: Hunter Lapp, Jake Mason, John Kendall, Michael Corbin, Jaden Sleight, Ashton Dewitt
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. PLEASE Make note of a new starting time beginning with next week's show. Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps are 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 week, Friday, August 5th will be Kingston Nissan Night at the speedway with all divisions ready to do battle on the fast quarter mile clay cushioned oval.
 
August 12th is the date for the Joe Giachinta Memorial race for the Sportsman division.
 
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: 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



Accord, NY- "Iron" Mike Ricci Steals The  Show With First Accord Speedway Triumph
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

 
The East Coast flirted with temperatures in the mid 90's for most of the week and as this writer stepped out of his car the temperature read 96 degrees on the dashboard. Nevertheless, the Catskill Mountains came alive on Friday evening and a great band of loyal racing fans came out to witness a seven feature race card presented by Ruge's GM Parts Center located in Red Hook, New York. Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer had the speedway grounds in pristine condition and the great track work prep by Gary Palmer presented the drivers with a smooth and super quick racing surface to thrill the racing fans. Behrent's Speed Center  sponsored the Checkered Flag Bonus on Friday night. The seven feature event race card was completed at 10:30 PM.
 
When all was said and done, "Iron" Mike Ricci, who despite being winless was leading the Modified points, put his right foot to the floor and captured his first win of the season in the United Pump and Tank Modified division. "The Otisville Outlaw" Corey Cormier was a man on a mission as he drove a fine race to capture his first win of the season in the Healey Brothers Group Sportsman headliner.  Travis Brockner withstood a ton of challenges to emerge victorious for his second win of the season in the Arkel Motors Pure Stock finale. Tighe Sherlock put together another masterful ride to race to his third win of the season in the Ruge's Parts Center Rookie Sportsman shootout.  "The Layton Laser" Brody Adamsky had a fast hot rod underneath him as he raced to his third victory of the season in the Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint encounter. Samantha Muller captured her sixth win of the season in the the Want Ad Digest Slingshot main event even though she expired an engine before the event was completed.  John Kendall had the hot ticket as he drove to his fourth consecutive win of the season in the WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot finale.
 
The Modified field came down for the start of the 30-lap main event with  Brett Graham getting the edge from Ed Dachenhausen and Joe Judge as the trio raced through turns one and two. Graham was smooth wherever he placed the race car and began to drive away from the field. Mike Ricci, starting ninth, was quick in traffic and soon wrestled his way into the top five. Ahead of him were last week's feature winner Anthony Perrego and Danny Creeden, who is on a current hot streak wherever he competes.  Lots of green flag racing had Graham way out front by ten car lengths and Dachenhausen unable to close the gap.
 
Ricci worked his way past Perrego and then Creeden and slipped into the runner-up role behind Dachenhausen, whom Ricci would pass one later to set sail for Graham. With slower cars in front of the leader Graham, Ricci quickly bought up all of the real estate in front of him and went nose to tail with Graham for one lap before a baseline move in turn three put Ricci at the head of the class. Ricci went on to claim the win with Creeden second, Graham third, Perrego fourth and Dachenhausen completing the top five. The second five had Brad Rothaupt, Danny Tyler, Joe Judge, Jesse Marks and Corey Lowitt completing the top ten. 
 
Corey Cormier found a burst of energy down the backstretch and seized command of the Healey Brothers Group Sportsman event on lap one.  All eyes were on Cormier as he quickly drove away from the field and built up a tremendous lead. On lap eleven a four car scramble involving Phil Goetchius, Nick Johnson Dana Carey and Leo Fotopolous brought the race to a halt. Only Fotopolous was able to continue. Cormier lost the huge advantage he enjoyed but on the restart he quickly broke away once again and five laps later another caution came out involving Vinnie Gress. The restart had Cormier at the point but now eight time winner Jimmie Wells was knocking on the door. Cormier, a rookie in Sportsman racing this year, kept his cool and his poise as he held off Wells time and time again and raced to his first win in the regular Sportsman division. Cormier did enjoy one Rookie win before moving into the division. Wells was second with Nick Plumstead borrowing a Mike DuBois racer finishing third, the returning Kevin Ward in fourth and Brandon McGill continuing his great work for another top five finish. Milton Mann headed up the second five with Leo Fotopolous recovering from the earlier incident to finish seventh and Collin DuBois, Ralph Ronk and Vinnie Gress completing the top ten.
 
The Ruge's Parts Center Rookie Sportsman event had Tighe Sherlock blasting into the lead from his pole start. Sherlock wasted no time in vaulting out to a huge lead. A couple of restarts would bring the field back together but Sherlock was up to the task to hold the field at bay and he would race to his third win of the season. Matt Shultz was second in a fine drive with Jim Kraus third, Chris Van Duser fourth and  Jason Feinberg finishing fight. The remainder of the finishers included Ryan McCartney, Sarah Smith and RJ Daley.
 
The Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint car feature attraction had  Brody Adamsky jumping out front at the start with Heidi Hedin taking up the chase. Hedin's bid would end early as she caught the inside Redi Rock and damaged the front rend of her racer. The restart found Adamsky racing away and leading the remainder of the laps to claim his third win of the season. Jesse James Bartleson and Andrew Davis followed. 
 
Pole sitter Harry Bachman wasted no time in seizing control of the Arkel Motors Pure Stock feature attraction as he won the battle for the lead in turn one from Mike DuBois Jr.  Bachman would lead the first five laps before yielding to the high flying Travis Brockner as Brockner found the top of the raceway to his liking and he glued himself to the top shelf for the remainder of the event.  Brockner would race to his second win of the season as he withstood a solid rally by Bob Sleight to accomplish his mission. Sleight settled for runner-up honors with Livy Johnson, Steve Williams and Ray Tarantino completing the top five. Mike DuBois Jr headed up the second five with Harry Bachman, Curt Ayers, Steve Kanuk and the returning Dan Knoth following.
 
"The Hurricane" Hunter Lapp blasted out front at the drop of the green flag and led the first two laps before yielding to John Kendall. Kendall would lead the rest of the way to earn his fourth consecutive win of the season in the WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots. Hunter Lapp, Jake Mason and Ashton DeWitt completed the field.
 
The All Star Slingshot main had Samantha Muller the lone entrant and she raced until the halfway point of the event before expiring a motor but still winning the event for her sixth win of the season.
 
GEMSTONES:
 
Kudos to Gary Palmer for working right up until race time to have the track in superb condition for the evening. A short shower raced through the area prior to race time adding to the prep time for Gary Palmer. Kudos also to Race Director Dave Rocket and Staff for a high quality quickly run program.
 
Heat races were run off quickly and Sportsman heat wins went to  Brandon McGill and Phil Goetchius. Matt Shultz captured the Rookie Sportsman heat event.  Modified heats were claimed by Danny Creeden, Anthony Perrego and Brad Rothaupt. Samantha Muller in the All Stars and John Kendall in the Juniors were victorious in the Slingshot heats. Bob Sleight and Livy Johnson were triumphant in the Pure Stock heat encounters and  Brody Adamsky captured the NEWS Sprint Car heat event. 
 
New cars and new faces dotted the Accord landscape on Friday evening as Rob Rowe returned to the Accord scene with his Modified race car. "Mr Excitement" Kevin Ward and a reigning champion returned and enjoyed a solid run fourth place finish after starting fifteenth. Middle School Teacher in Japan, Dana Carey is back in the states and brought out his Gary Weyant Sponsored hot rod but was involved in a skirmish that put him out of the competition. Carey will be racing until Mid August when he returns to Japan. Dan Knoth made his first Accord run in almost a year and borrowed Tom Hausman's hot rod to do so.  
 
The evening of racing excitement was sponsored by Ruge's GM Parts Center located in Red Hook, New York and they supply GM, Chrysler, Subaru parts for passenger, light truck and SUV's throughout a five state area with more than 35,000 parts on inventory at all times. The phone number to reach them is: 845-876-1090, the toll free number is: 1-800-343-RUGE. and their extensive website is: www.rugesparts.com 
 
The always popular annual Camera & Autograph Night will take place next Friday, July 29th, on United Pump & Tank night at the speedway. After the heat racing is completed, the fans will be allowed onto the racetrack to visit with their favorite drivers for autographs and driver interviews will be conducted trackside.
 
RESULTS:
 
United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Mike Ricci, Danny Creeden, Brett Graham, Anthony Perrego, Ed Dachenhausen, Brad Rothaupt, Danny Tyler, Joe Judge, Jesse Marks, Corey Lowitt, Scott Ferrier, Ken Ferrier, Richie Eurich, Chad Loiodice, Randy Green, Rob Rowe, Mark Pullen, Lenny Helmich, Tyler Treacy
 
Healey Brothers Group Sportsman: Corey Cormier, Jimmy Wells, Nick Plumstead, Kevin Ward, Brandon McGill, Milton Mann, Leo Fotopolous, Collin DuBois, Ralph Ronk, Vinnie Gress, Phil Goetchius, Dana Carey, Nick Johnson, Chris Stevens, Connor Otten
 
Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Cars: Brody Adamsky, Jesse James Bartleson, Andrew Davis, Heidi Hedin
 
Arkel Motors Pure Stocks: Travis Brockner, Bob Sleight, Livy Johnson, Steve Williams, Ray Tarantino, Mike DuBois Jr, Harry Bachman, Curt Ayers, Steve Kanuk, Dan Knoth, James Goetchius
 
Ruges Parts Center Rookie Crate Sportsman: Tighe Sherlock, Matt Shultz, Jim Kraus, Chris Van Duser, Jason Feinberg, Ryan McCartney, Sarah Smith, RJ Daley
 
Want AD Digest All Star Slingshots: Samantha Muller
 
WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots: John Kendall, Hunter Lapp, Jake Mason, Ashton Dewitt
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Pit Gates open at 4:30; Spectator Gates open at 5:00; Hot Laps are at 6:30 and the racing begins at 7 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 week, Friday, July 29th is United Pump & Tank Night at the speedway with all divisions ready to do battle and the always popular Camera and Autograph session for the fans.
 
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


Accord, NY- Anthony Perrego Captivates Crowd With Stunning Topside, Three Wide Maneuver To Score First Win In Accord Speedway Modifieds
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

 
A beautiful summer day in the Catskill Mountains of New York brought in a great crowd of fans on Friday evening as the Accord Speedway hosted a seven feature event race card that was completed by 11 PM. Thursday night rains inundated the speedway racing surface but quick and decisive work all day Friday and a never say die attitude from Promoter Gary Palmer had the racetrack ship-shape and very racy after the hot lap sessions were completed. The three and four lane wide racing action throughout the evening saw some familiar faces as well as some new winners being showcased in the Lucas Oil Products Victory Lane. The evening of speed was sponsored by the good folks at Emmanuel's Marketplace located in Stone Ridge, New York. For more information regarding Emmanuel's Marketplace, folks can check out their extensive website at: www.emmanuelsmarketplace.com Upstate Auto was the Checkered Flag sponsor for the evening.
 
When the racing was completed it was "The Montgomery Missile" Anthony Perrego standing tall in the Lucas Oil Products Victory Lane after having secured his first Accord win of the season with a brassy move the racing railbirds will talk about for weeks to come in the United Pump & Tank Modified division. The Healey Brothers Group Sportsman main was captured by "Jammin" Jimmy Wells   for his eighth win of the season. The Ruge's Performance NEWS Sprint Car main event found former Quad Champion at the speedway Eric Jennings, mastering the oval for his first career sprint car win at Accord. The Arkel Motors Pure Stock division feature had outside invader Kevin Skelly coming in and out hustling a solid field of talent in capturing his first win of the season. The WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot event found John Kendall hitting on all cylinders to capture his third consecutive win of the season. The Ruge's GM Parts Center Rookie Sportsman main was captured by a high flying Tighe Sherlock as he sped to his second win of the season. Dave Donovan made it two wins in a row in the Emmanuel's Marketplace Four Cylinder Fireball Enduro event.
 
Chad Loiodice and Mark Pullen brought the United Pump & Tank Modified field to the line to kick off the thirty lap headliner. Loiodice, a first year campaigner at the speedway, jumped into the lead and would surge out front for the first five laps. A skirmish brought the field to halt and when racing resumed it was "PrimeTime" Scott Ferrier grabbing the lead from the topside and tried to race away from the field but fast moving Danny Creeden and Anthony Perrego were not going to let that happen. The trio of racers broke away from the field and the racing action was classic as each driver had his favorite seam of the raceway and attacked the speedway methodically for the ever so precious real estate in front of them. While the racing action upfront was superb, the drivers working their way forward were putting on a show of their own as again the typical two and three wide action found Mike Ricci, Danny Tyler and outside invader Mike Butler on the quick way forward.
 
Danny Creeden worked to inside of Ferrier on a number of occasions but Ferrier had enough pedal to remain in front. Meanwhile, it was Perrego in the catbird's seat as he remained tight to the leaders while riding in third place. With five laps to go and a clear winner in doubt, Ferrier driving the middle, Creeden working the bottom and Perrego with the best seat in the house bolted to the top of the raceway with a daring top brass maneuver through turns one and two and came away with the lead down the backstretch. Perrego would go on to win with Ferrier in second, Loiodice in third and "Iron" Mike Ricci in fourth from 11th starting spot. "Showtime" Danny Tyler finished fifth after coming back through the field twice. Garden Stater "Iron" Mike Butler came from 20th staring position to finish sixth in a solid drive forward in his Short Load Concrete sponsored hot rod. Jesse Marks, Ed Dachenhausen, Mark Pullen and Danny Creeden completed the top ten.
 
Recent feature winner Travis Brockner grabbed the lead at the start of the Arkel Motors Pure Stock encounter and led through the first two laps before yielding to "The Intimidator" Ray Tarantino. Tarantino would lead though lap nine when a flat tire forced him pit side. Kevin Skelly inherited the lead and would battle it out the rest of the way with Steve Williams as Skelly would prevail and garner his first Accord win of the season. Williams settled for second with Bob Sleight racing from 19th to grab third place. Chris Kanuk and Harry Bachman completed the top five. Gary Ronk headed up the second five with Livy Johnson, Jimmy Sykes, Mike DuBois Jr and newcomer Johnny Miracle completing the top ten.
 
The Healey Brothers Sportsman feature found Chris Stevens gunning into the lead from his front row starting spot and kept his racer out front through the first 19-laps. Jimmy Wells, who is having a dream season at the speedway, began in fifth position but steadily worked his way into contention. Using the baseline as his guide, Wells powered off of the bottom of the race track to pull even with Stevens and outraced him to turn three where he took over the lead for good. Wells would score his eighth win of the season. Stevens had a great drive in the runner-up role with Brandon McGill enjoying a tremendous run for third place. Collin DuBois and newcomer Milton Mann completed the top five with Vinnie Gress sixth.
 
 
Hunter Lapp led the first four laps of the WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot encounter before yielding to John Kendall via a slide job. Once in front, Kendall built up a five car lead that began to dwindle in the last five laps of the event. Kendall went on to record his third consecutive win at the speedway. Lapp was the runner-up with Michael Corbin third, Jake Mason Fourth, Jaden Sleight fifth and Ashton Dewitt Sixth.
 
 
In the Ruge's Rookie Sportsman clash,  Tighe Sherlock powered into the lead on the first lap and showed his tailpipes to the rest of the field on his way to his second win of the season. Jim Kraus and Jason Feinberg kept pace to finish behind Sherlock and recent winner Stan Vishinski was fourth and Matt Shultz fifth. Steve Plumstead, RJ Daley, Kevin Stevens, Ryan McCarthy John Dewitt and Sarah Smith completed the field.
 
Eric Jennings grabbed the lead at the start of the Ruge's NEWS Sprint main and dirt tracked his way to his very first victory in full size cars. Larry Ricci provided plenty of competition with a fine runner-up performance while Modified driver Richard Smith was third and Jesse James Bartleson fourth.
 
In another typical knockdown, drag'em out four cylinder showdown presented by Emmanuel's Markeplace, Dave Donovan made it two wins in a row as he used the top of the raceway for the most part, went downstairs when he needed to and just plain drove his way to a solid victory at Accord over another two time winner George Zeininger. Newcomer Cody Suitter was third.
 
GEMSTONES:
 
The heavy rain that fell throughout Thursday evening had Gary Palmer working over time and then some to have the track ready for the evening of racing. Palmer kept pace with the track surface and had the track racy throughout the evening, offering up to four avenues of racing channels for the solid roster of entries.
 
Heat races again provided some great racing entertainment for the fans as Travis Brockner, Ray Tarantino and Steve Williams recorded wins in the Pure Stock division. Sportsman heat events were claimed by Chris Stevens and Brandon McGill. Rookie Sportsman heats found Jim Kraus and Tighe Sherlock notching wins. The Junior Slingshot division offered up one heat with Michael Corbin recording the win. Eric Jennings captured the heat win in the NEWS Sprints. Modified heats were claimed by Joe Judge, Scott Ferrier and Ken Ferrier.
 
New faces at the speedway were abundant as 36 Four Cylinder Enduros came to play. New Modifieds included Mike Butler, Eric Acquaro and a new mount for Ed Dachenhausen. Milton Mann was a new entry and enjoyed a good run in the Sportsman. Steve Plumstead was new Rookie driver. The Pure Stocks came out in full force and it was good to see as Ton Hausman, John Woinoski, Kevin Skelly, Bill Moylan, Jim Smith, Johnny Miracle, Curt Ayers and Kyle Welsh were all new entries.
 
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Mason Demorest.
 
The Fireworks Extravaganza and Chicken BBQ has been moved to Labor Day weekend, September 2nd. More information will follow shortly.
 
The Food Concessions were kept busy all night long with the temperature reaching near ninety degrees.
 
Grandma Anne's Pies were distributed to all of the feature winners. Thank you to Wright's Farm Market, John Liggan Insurance, Sunday Rosendale Farmers Market and Cousin Pete Donohue for their assistance.
 
RESULTS:
 
United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Anthony Perrego, Scott Ferrier, Chad Loiodice, Mike Ricci, Danny Tyler, Mike Butler, Ricci, Jesse Marks, Ed Dachenhausen, Mark Pullen, Danny Creeden, Brad Rothaupt, Richie Eurich, Joe Judge, Dan Humes, Eric Acquaro, Lenny Helmich, Jeff Heotzler Sr, Corey Lowitt, Ken Ferrier, Brett Graham, Robbie Green
 
Healey Brothers Group Sportsman: Jimmy Wells, Chris Stevens, Brandon McGill, Collin DuBois, Milton Mann, Vinnie Gress, Corey Cormier, Phil Goetchius, Connor Otten, Nick Plumstead, Dave Demorest
 
Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Cars: Eric Jennings, Larry Ricci, Richard Smith, Jesse James Bartleson, Fred Proctor (DNS)
 
Arkel Motors Pure Stocks: Kevin Skelly, Steve Williams, Bob Sleight, Chris Kanuk, Harry Bachman, Gary Ronk, Livy Johnson, Jimmy Sykes, Mike DuBois Jr, Johnny Miracle, Curt Ayers, Travis Brockner, John Woinoski, Bill Moylan, Tom Hausman, Jim Smith, Kyle Welsh, Ray Tarantino, Lenny Helmich III, Jame Goetchius (DNS), Tim Southard (DQ)
 
Ruges Parts Center Rookie Crate Sportsman: Tighe Sherlock, Jim Kraus, Jason Feinberg, Stan Vishinski IV, Matt Shultz, Steve Plumstead, RJ Daley, Kevin Stevens, Ryan McCartney, John Dewitt, Sarah Smith
 
WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots: John Kendall, Hunter Lapp, Michael Corbin, Jake Mason, Jaden Sleight, Ashton Dewitt
 
Emmanuel's Marketplace 4 Cylinder Enduro: Dave Donovan, George Zeininger, Cody Suitter
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Pit Gates open at 4:30; Spectator Gates open at 5:00; Hot Laps are at 6:30 and the racing begins at 7 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 week, Friday, July 22nd is Ruge's GM Parts Night at the speedway with all divisions ready to do battle.
 
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


Accord, NY - Accord Speedway Postpones Tonight's Racing; Moves Event To next Friday Evening July 8th
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

 
With the skys above the Accord Speedway threatening and the accuweather picture not looking at all favorable, Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer have decided to postpone all of the racing and additional activities scheduled for tonight at the speedway. The event will move to next Friday evening, July 8th when the gates of the speedway swing open on Friday afternoon, for the Saugerties Lumber sponsored event with the "famous" Chicken BBQ being served up. After partaking of the selection of entrees, a short walk to Emma's Sweets and Treats will find a great offering of ice cream sundaes, shakes and floats and more to satisfy one's sweet tooth.
 
During that time frame and throughout the evening, donations will be accepted for the Sparrow's Nest Charity Group. The exciting seven division racing card will follow. No one ever knows what to expect at the "Gem in the Catskills" speed plant and the racing thus far in 2016 has produced many different winners among the seven divisions of racing. Six different winners in the United Pump and Tank Modified division, six in the Arkel Motors Pure Stocks, five in the Ruge's Rookie division, four in the NEWS Sprints, three in each of the Slingshot divisions and two in the Healey Brother Sportsman bear solid proof the racers have to be on their "A-Game" to secure a win at the speedway. The racing will commence with hot laps, heat racing and a couple of feature events 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. With eighty years of community service as their back-drop for the event, Santore's Famous Fireworks 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 into day and the constant ooh's and aah's from the fans will make for a spectacular memorable light show at Accord. The music that accompanies the fireworks show is provided by Tim Adams. After the lights return to full power, the remainder of the feature events will be run off. 
 
Sparrow's Nest Charity is a 501(c)3 charity that provides meals for the families of caregivers with cancer in the areas of the Hudson Valley.
 
Spectator gates will open at 5 PM. Hot laps begin at 6:30 and the first heat rolls out at 7 PM. Special Show Admission: Adults $16 - Seniors $14 - Kids $1 (age 11 and under) Family Savings Pack: $45 (Includes 2 Adults, 2 Kids (11 and under) plus $20 in Accord Bucks for use at the Concession Stands.
 
Don't forget, another event for the fans to mark on their racing calendar is Tuesday evening, July 5th, when New York Truck Parts will sponsor the "Battle of the Bullring."
 
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............................................
 
 WE MEASURE EXCITEMENT A QUARTER MILE AT A TIME


Accord, NY-  "Prime Time" Scott Ferrier Superior In Triumphant Return To Accord Speedway Victory Lane 
By: Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media

 
The Catskill Mountains in New York State offers breathtaking views, historic landmarks, great waterways and a rich history that takes us back to our forefather's fight for freedom. For racing fans, Friday's are race days at the Accord Speedway and a chance to end the work week and head out to the pristine quarter mile speedway at Accord nestled in the pines and oaks. Promoters Gary & Donna Palmer were hard at work on Friday night providing another great evening of racing entertainment for the nice crowd on hand. Sponsoring the evening of speed was Dreaming of the Mouse Disney Vacations headed up by Sara Fredericks. For further information check out her website at: www.dreamingofthemouse.com The Checkered Flag Bonus sponsor for the evening was American Racer. It was also Bike Night at the speedway and a nice selection of bikes were donated by various sponsors and race teams.   
 
The final outcome for the excellent evening of racing action found "Prime Time" Scott Ferrier shaking off a recent string of not so great finishes to     romp to his first Accord win in 2016 in the United Pump & Tank Modifieds. Unheralded Scott Vishinski IV made his second start at Accord pay off as he made charge to overhaul early leader Chris Van Duser to go on and claim his first career win at Accord in the Ruge's Parts Center Rookie Sportsman.  "Jammin" Jimmy Wells continues to own the division as he laid claim to his seventh win of the season at Accord in the Healey Brothers Sportsman headliner. Pennsylvania based Sprinter Heidi Hedin dominated the racing action to drive to her first career victory at Accord in the Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Car Division. In a night of firsts, Calicoon, New York hot rodder Travis Brockner withstood a strong challenge to claim his first career win in the Arkle Motors Pure Stock finale. Samantha Muller raced away from the field at the start of the event and proceeded to wire the field in the Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshot main event. The race was an Empire Regional event for the All Star Slingshots. John Kendall was on the hammer early and went to capture his second consecutive win of the season in the WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot finale.  
 
The United Pump and Tank Modified field saw Scott Ferrier jumping out front at the start of the 30-lap headliner and just as quickly found Anthony Perrego nipping at his heels in search of his first win of the season. With Ferrier and Perrego vying for real estate, Danny Tyler and Richie Eurich became players in the exciting racing challenge. A 13th lap front stretch accident found Ed Dachenhausen, Dominic Roselli Jr and Mark Pullen getting together in a grinding crash that eliminated all three drivers. No one was injured in the scary incident.
 
After the restart, Ferrier had himself a fast hot rod and wasted no time in opening up a bit of distance on the field while Perrego gave way to both Danny Tyler and Mike Ricci. Tyler gave a another great Showtime performance as he tried the landscape high and low to wrest the lead away from Ferrier. Ferrier would have none of it as he raced to his first win of the season with Tyler a very close runner-up and Mike Ricci third. Perrego held on for fourth place while Richie Eurich completed the top five.
The second five consisted of Jesse Marks, Dom Roselli Sr, the returning defending track champion Jeff Heotzler, Brad Rothaupt and Rich Ricci. 
 
The Healey Brothers Group Sportsman headliner found Ralph Ronk jumping out front with Connor Otten and Brandon McGill taking up the chase. Ronk had himself a fast racer as he was able to put some distance between he and the rest of the field. A couple of scrambles tightened up the field and by lap twelve Jimmy Wells had moved into the runner-up slot. One lap later Wells would seize the lead and he would drive away from the field to secure his seventh win of the season. Ronk enjoyed a great run to nail down second with Rich Ricci III starting from 16th starting position and driving to a hard fought third place finish. Brandon McGill was solid with a fourth place finish and Cole Hentschel rounded out the top five. The second five included Connor Otten, Phil Goetchius, Chris Stevens, Vinnie Gress and Collin DuBois.
 
The Ruge's Parts Center Rookie Sportsman feature event found Chris Van Duser taking the lead on the first lap and withstood some pressure from Jim Kraus and Tighe Sherlock early on to lead the way. On the 13th lap of the event Van Duser slid up the raceway, got a bit out of shape and in a flash Stan Vishinski slipped underneath and assumed command of the lead. Vishinski would lead the rest of the way as he raced to his first career win at the speedway. Jim Kraus. Jason Feinberg, Jake Granacker and Tighe Sherlock completed the top five.
 
Heidi Hedin encountered some problems a few weeks ago when she made her first visit to Accord. She returned on Friday night and had a much better idea of what to do. As the race began Jesse James Bartleson jumped out front for the first three laps, but bobbled coming off of turn two and it opened up the door for Hedin as she was working the baseline and found lots of real estate opening up in front of her to take command of the event. Once in front, Hedin put a ton of daylight between herself and the rest of the field to go on to claim her first win at the speedway. Bartleson was the runner-up with Quad convert Eric Jennings doing great work in third, Don Smith Jr in fourth, Brody Adamsky fifth and Don Smith Sr sixth. Adamsky flipped past the mid point of the event but was not injured in the rollover.
 
The WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot main event found John Kendall zooming away from the field at the start and leading all of the way to race to his second straight win of the season at Accord. Hunter Lapp was second with Michael Corbin third, Jaden Sleight fourth and Ashton Dewitt in fifth.
 
The Arkel Motors Pure Stock feature found Travis Brockner working his racer out front at the drop of the green flag. A group of racers took up the chase but Brockner was excellent at the top of the raceway and was able to meet every challenge with Steve Williams all over him at the end but Brockner parking his racer in the Lucas Oil Products Victory Lane. Williams was second with Bob Sleight, Gary Ronk and Ray Tarantino in a borrowed car for the evening completing the top five.   
 
The Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshot main event for the track and the Empire Region Slingshot points found Samantha Muller grabbing the lead at the drop of the green flag and showing the remainder of the field the short way around Accord as she raced to her fifth win of the season. Current Empire Region points leader Bryce Cherko was the runner-up in a close battle with third place finisher Brian Tobey Jr in third and Vermont's Marty Kelly in fourth.
 
GEMSTONES:
 
The good folks from Dreaming of the Mouse sponsored the evening of speed and even though a late notice sponsor, many details of their services were provided to the crowd.
 
Heat races were run off quickly and Sportsman heat wins went to Dave Demorest and Ralph Ronk. Chris Van Duser and Jim Kraus were victorious in the Rookie Sportsman qualifiers. Modified heats were claimed by Anthony Perrego, Scott Ferrier and Richie Eurich. Jesse James Bartleson claimed the heat win in the NEWS Sprints. Steve Williams and Bob Sleight claimed wins in the Pure Stock division. The Junior Slingshot heat win was captured by John Kendall. All Star Slingshot heats found Samantha Muller and Jimmy Pollard sharing wins.
 
New cars and drivers added to the evening as the Rookie Sportsman ranks were bolstered by RG Daley, Kyle Plumstead and Stan Vishinski. Kenny Hinsch and David Coene were new additions for the Sportsman ranks however Coene was an early departure in his heat event. Jeff Heotzler made his return to the speedway aboard a new racer and with on-track driver introductions announcer Steve Pados made mention of "The Jeffer" being nominated for the DIRT Hall of Fame and the crowd gave him a rousing ovation. Danny Creeden broke his Modified in heat racing action and was able to secure a ride in the Chad Loidice Modified.
 
The Bike giveaway was a successful venture and the speedway would like to thank Tarantino MS, Adamsky MS, Upstate Auto, Dave & Joanne Rocket, Kelly Ricci, Barbara and George Sawyer, Skatetime 209, Jody Servo, ASI Trophies and Dreaming of the Mouse Travel.
 
Michael Hatzistergos was on hand at the speedway on Friday evening and did some great balloon art for the children before the racing action began.
 
John McGill filled in for Tim Adams with the victory lane presentations.
 
A big weekend is on tap for Friday night, July 1st as the speedway ushers in Independence Day with a huge show that includes seven feature events and heats for the racers, Fireworks from Santore's and the "Famous" Chicken BBQ from Handsome Devil BBQ. Music will be provided by the Black Dirt Bandits. The evening is also designated for the Sparrow's Nest Charity. The evening will be sponsored by Saugerties Lumber. To all racing fans, come early, stay late as Accord Speedway hosts one of their biggest nights of the season.
 
A special thanks goes out to all of the fans in attendance for their patience in sitting out a short delay while some track maintenance was being done.
 
RESULTS:
 
United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Scott Ferrier, Danny Tyler, Mike Ricci, Anthony Perrego, Richie Eurich, Jesse Marks, Dom Roselli Sr, Jeff Heotzler Sr, Brad Rothaupt, Rich Ricci, Ken Ferrier, Danny Creeden, Joe Judge, Brett Graham, Lenny Helmich, Mark Pullen, Ed Dachenhausen, Dom Roselli Jr
 
Healey Brothers Group Sportsman: Jimmy Wells, Ralph Ronk, Rich Ricci III, Brandon McGill, Cole Hentschel, Connor Otten, Phil Goetchius, Chris Stevens, Vinnie Gress, Collin DuBois, Corey Cormier, Kenny Hinsch, Nick Plumstead, Dave Demorest, RJ Smith
 
Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Cars: Heidi Hedin, Jesse James Bartleson, Eric Jennings, Don Smith Jr, Brody Adamsky, Don Smith Sr
 
Arkel Motors Pure Stocks: Travis Brockner, Steve Williams, Bob Sleight, Gary Ronk, Ray Tarantino, Steve Kanuk, Harry Bachman, Mike Travis, Lenny Helmich III, Jimmy Sykes (DNS)
 
Ruges Part Center Rookie Crate Sportsman: Stan Vishinski IV, Jim Kraus, Jason Feinberg, Jake Granacker, Tighe Sherlock, Chris Van Duser, Kevin Stevens, RJ Daley, John Dewitt, Kyle Plumstead, Ryan McCartney
 
Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshots: (Empire Region Tour)Samantha Muller, Bryce Cherko, Brian Tobey Jr, Marty Kelly, Jim Pollard, Spencer Cherko (DNS)
 
WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots: John Kendall, Hunter Lapp, Michael Corbin, Jaden Sleight, Ashton Dewitt
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Pit Gates open at 4:30; Spectator Gates open at 5:00; Hot Laps are at 6:30 and the racing begins at 7 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 week, July 1st, the Accord Speedway will usher in the Fourth of July weekend as headline sponsor Saugerties Lumber will present the Fireworks Extravaganza by Santore's World Famous Fireworks and the Famous Chicken BBQ from Handsome Devil BBQ. The Black Dirt Bandits band will perform prior to the racing action.
 
The Sparrow's Nest Charity event is also on tap and donations are being collected at the speedway. Sparrow's Nest (501c3 Non-profit) Charity provides food for cancer patients in the local area.
 
July 5th is the Battle of the Bullring sponsored by New York Truck Parts
 
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


Accord, NY-  Danny Creeden Captures Second Accord Speedway Win While Jimmy Wells Nails Down Sixth Sportsman Victory
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media
 
The quiet serenity of the Catskill Mountains turns into a heart throbbing and pulse quickening experience once a week during the summer months as raw horsepower and great driving skills displace the gentle mountain breezes and erupts in the peaks and valleys like a small earthquake.  The once "it spot" for the hundreds of thousands of vacation goers and travelers migrating to the once famous Grossingers and The Concord Resorts, where the top stars in the entertainment business performed on a regular basis, has now given way to the stars and cars that make up the stellar driving roster of the seven divisions of racing that entertain the loyal band of racing fans who fill the Accord Speedway grandstand seats to see their favorite driving heroes perform on a weekly basis. The Friday event at Accord was another excellent show and sponsored by Dig Safely. Emmanuel's Marketplace sponsored the Four Cylinder Enduro event. ASI Trophies was the Checkered Flag bonus sponsor. 
 
Securing wins on Friday night at Accord were "The DC Express" Danny Creeden in the United Pump & Tank Modified main event. "Jammin" Jimmy Wells remained the hot ticket at Accord with his sixth win of the season in the Healey Brothers Group Sportsman division, Jason Feinberg captured his second win of the season in the Ruge's Parts Center Rookie Sportsman main.   Steve Williams finally unraveled the mysteries of his early season and captured his first win of the season in the Arkel Motors Pure Stock feature. John Kendall scored his first career win at Accord in the WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot main.  The Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshot division main was captured by Samantha Muller.  The Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Car finale found "The Layton Laser" Brody Adamsky race to his second win of the season.  Dave Donovan scored a big upset of the night when he captured by the Emmanuel's Marketplace Four Cylinder Enduro event over many time winner George Zeininger.
 
The United Pump & Tank Modified starting field began with Chad Loidice leading the first lap but it was short-lived as a skirmish in turn one brought out the caution. Anthony Perrego, out finessed Loidice on the restart and began to build up a fair sized lead in the process. Another caution held the field in tow and on the restart in was Perrego leading but he now had Danny Creeden breathing down his tailpipe. Perrego was enjoying a smooth ride around the Accord clay and held a four car length lead over Creeden throughout the middle laps of the event. With five laps remaining, Perrego suddenly slowed on the front stretch and he coasted to a stop with Creeden inheriting the lead. On the restart, Creeden blasted away from the field and charged to his second win of the season at Accord. The "KF Flier" Ken Ferrier enjoyed another solid outing for runner-up honors while "Iron" Mike Ricci raced from 11th starting sport to secure third place. Danny Tyler and Rich Ricci completed the top five. Brad Rothaupt headed up the second five with Joe Judge, Richie Eurich, Jesse Marks and Brett Graham completing the top ten.
 
The Ruge's Parts Center Rookie Sportsman headliner found a scramble in turn one at the start but everyone kept moving especially Jason Feinberg as he split the seam down the backstretch between two cars to take over the lead. After that it was Feinberg leading all of the way to earn his second win of the season with Chris Van Dusen chasing him all of the way for runner-up honors. Jim Kraus, Tighe Sherlock and Matt Shultz completed the top five. Bobby Flood, Jake Granacker, John Dewitt and Sarah Smith followed to complete the field.
 
The Healey Brothers Group Sportsman encounter found Dave Demorest leading the event throughout the first nine laps. A restart pulled the field back together and on the restart it was Jimmy Wells pushing Demorest for all he was worth. A power move to the top of the raceway in turn four gave Wells the momentum he was seeking as he moved to the outside of Demorest, got a great run into turns one and two and drove down the backstretch with the lead. Well went on to claim his sixth win of the season at Accord. "The Lightning Bolt" Rich Ricci III was second with Leo Fotopolous racing from tenth place to secure a third place finish. Collin DuBois was fourth in another stellar performance and Dave Demorest completed the top five. The returning Ken Boniface was sixth after starting 17th. Chris Stevens, Phil Goetchius, Cole Hentschel and Nick Johnson completed the top ten.  
 
The Arkel Motors Pure Stock feature proved to be the Steve Williams show as the veteran campaigner at the speedway put all of the pieces together to wire the field to capture his first win of the season at Accord. Bob Sleight, last week's feature winner, put on a good fight as he drove from tenth starting position to get close at the end but fell one spot short of winning. Gary Ronk was third with Livy Johnson fourth and Ray Tarantino completing the top five. The second five found Chris Kanuk, Harry Bachman, Travis Brockner, the returning Alan Tarantino and Lenny Helmich III completing the top ten.
 
The Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Car Feature found "The Conductor" Bobby Butler switching rides as his main mount developed problems early on. Butler led for five laps but Brody Adamsky found a sweet spot on the speedway one lane higher and Adamsky seized the opportunity to vault into the lead. The racing was close throughout but it would be Adamsky claiming the win with Butler in second, Eric Jennings doing a great job in third and Jesse James Bartleson fourth and newcomer Thomas Radivoy completing the top five.
 
The WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot main event was claimed by John Kendall, his first career win at Accord while Jaden Sleight finished second.
 
The Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshot feature found Samantha Muller the lone entry and she claimed the victory.
 
The Emmanuel's Marketplace Four Cylinder Enduro event found a thirty car starting field primed and ready to go. Dave Donovan, who was the runner-up at last month's show, found the space and the place to drive through the field to race to a very narrow victory over fan favorite George Zeininger, who finished as the runner-up. Former Street Stock racer at Accord, Gene Helms, raced from 13th starting position to nail down a hard fought third place. 
 
GEMSTONES:
 
Heat racing action was fast and furious as Danny Creeden, Anthony Perrego and Rich Ricci secured wins in the Modifieds. Collin DuBois, Phil Goetchius and Rich Ricci III captured wins in the Sportsman heats. The Rookie Sportsman heat was captured by Chris Van Dusen.  Brody Adamsky captured the Sprint car heat.  Pure Stock heats were claimed by Livy Johnson and Bob Sleight.  The Junior Slingshot heat win went to John Kendall and the All Star Slingshot heat went to Samantha Muller.
 
New drivers on board for the evening included Thomas Radivoy in the Sprints and Ken Boniface in the Sportsman. Brett Graham took over the controls of the Lem Atkins hot rod for the evening. Bobby Butler found a ride in the Fred Proctor driven racer.
 
Birthday wishes go out to drivers Joe Judge and James Goetchius.
 
John Yehl, the Dig Safely Representative for the Hudson Valley, was on hand and interviewed with announcer Steve Pados regarding the benefits of the Dig Safely program. More information can be obtained by checking out their extensive website at:
www.digsafelynewyork.com Interested parties can also contact John directly through email at: jyehl@digsafelynewyork.com Dig Safely shirts were dispersed into the audience by Miss Accord Speedway Michele Campbell.
 
Victory Lane announcer Tim Adams was off this week and "Jumpin" John McGill filled in for him in the Lucas Oil Products Victory Lane.
 
The Great concession staff at Accord offered up "Bacon Night" at the speedway and offered up bacon entrees galore while Emma's Sweets and Treats offered up the Maple Bacon Milk Shake.
 
If anyone still has an interest in donating a Bicycle for bike night at Accord on June 24th, please contact the speedway office at" 845-626-1142 or through email at: accordspeedway@yahoo.com
 
 
RESULTS:
 
United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Danny Creeden, Ken Ferrier, Mike Ricci, Danny Tyler, Rich Ricci, Brad Rothaupt, Joe Judge, Richie Eurich, Jesse Marks, Brett Graham, Mark Pullen, Anthony Perrego, Chad Loidice, Ed Dachenhausen, Ryan Wood, Kurt Hundeland, Lenny Helmich, Scott Ferrier (DQ), Dom Roselli (DQ)
 
Healey Brothers Group Sportsman: Jimmy Wells, Rich Ricci III, Leo Fotopolous, Collin DuBois, Dave Demorest, Ken Boniface, Chris Stevens, Phil Goetchius, Cole Hentschel, Nick Johnson, Connor Otten, Corey Cormier, Ralph Ronk, Justin Brewster, Vinnie Gress, Brandon McGill, Nick Plumstead
 
Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Cars: Brody Adamsky, Bobby Butler, Eric Jennings, Jesse James Bartleson, Tom Radivoy, Andrew Davis
 
Arkel Motors Pure Stocks: Steve Williams, Bob Sleight, Gary Ronk, Livy Johnson, Ray Tarantino, Chris Kanuk, Harry Bachman, Travis Brockner, Alan Tarantino, Lenny Helmich III, Mike DuBois Jr, James Goetchius
 
Ruges Part Center Rookie Crate Sportsman: Jason Feinberg, Chris Van Dusen, Jim Kraus, Tighe Sherlock, Matt Shultz, Bobby Flood, Jake Granacker, John Dewitt, Kevin Stevens, Sarah Smith
 
Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshots: Samantha Muller
 
WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots: John Kendall, Justin Sleight, Ashton Dewitt (DNS)
 
Emmanuel's Marketplace Enduro: Dave Donovan, George Zeininger, Gene Helms
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Pit Gates open at 4:30; Spectator Gates open at 5:00; Hot Laps are at 6:30 and the racing begins at 7 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 24th will be Bike Night at the speedway sponsored by Alex's Marine. The speedway is accepting bike donations from Sponsors, Race Fans, Drivers, Teams and Families. Contact the office at: 845-626-1142 or through email at: accordspeedway@yahoo.com
 
July 1st in just around the corner and once again Saugerties Lumber will present the Fireworks Extravaganza and the Famous Chicken BBQ from Handsome Devil BBQ.
 
July 5th is the Battle of the Bullring sponsored by New York Truck Parts
 
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


Accord, NY-  Rich Ricci Rockets Away To Second Accord Speedway Triumph
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media
 
With a week that began with rain, rain and more rain, Thursday finally saw the sun break through and left Promoter Gary Palmer in a total catch-up capacity in order to have the Accord Speedway ready for the Friday night racing action. Palmer accomplished his mission by racetime and the seven division show went off without a hitch and produced some results that had some younger drivers getting wins and some veteran performers gaining some luster after suffering through some problems at the beginning of the season. The evening of speed was presented by the fine folks at the Healey Brothers Car and Truck Dealerships throughout the greater Hudeson Valley. www.healeybrothers.com  The checkered flag bonus was posted by AFCO Fuel Company located in Kingston, New York.
 
Securing wins at the sixth event of the season were "The Chairman of the Board" Rich Ricci Jr as he blistered through the field early to become the first Modified driver in 2016 to earn his second triumph of the season. "Jammin" Jimmy Wells put on a strong bid from night starting place and over took Brandon McGill to go on and capture his fifth win of the season in the Healey Brothers Group Sportsman division finale. "The Conductor" Bobby Butler worked his magic off of the hub rail to earn his third win of the season in his Short Load Concrete sponsored Sprinter. Bob Sleight regained some momentum from his opening night win to wire the field in the Arkel Motors Pure Stock feature. Samantha Muller had an easy run to capture her third win of the season in the Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshots. "The Hurricane" Hunter Lapp enjoys his trips to victory lane and added his fifth win of the season in the WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot main event. Youngster Tighe Sherlock only led one lap of the Ruge's Performance Center Rookie Sportsman feature but it was the last lap and it counted the most as he earned his first career victory at Accord.
 
"The Ice Man" Dom Roselli blasted into the lead at the start of the United Pump & Tank Modified main with Jesse Marks in tow. Rich Ricci wasted no time to establish himself as a man with a plan as he vaulted past Marks on lap three and went to work to challenge Roselli. Trying various channels of the raceway as he followed Roselli, Ricci challenged low and then took his race to the top only to find the bottom of the raceway to be faster. Ricci got a great run on Roselli down the backstretch and drove his car to the baseline in turn three to pull even and slip past Roselli in turn four on lap ten to assume command of the lead. Once he out in front of the field, Ricci was textbook as he raced away to a huge lead only to have a caution come out on lap-25 for a disabled Ryan Wood.  On the restart, Ricci powered away and earned his second win of the season with Roselli a strong second place. Jesse Marks, in his best run to date, was third with Mike Ricci and Richie Eurich completing the top five. The second five were Anthony Perrego, Danny Creeden, Danny Tyler, Ken Ferrier and Brad Rothaupt.
 
The Healey Brothers Group Sportsman main proved to be Another Jimmy Wells show. Connor Otten, improving with each week, led the first eight laps before yielding to Brandon McGill. McGill raced away to a good sized lead but Wells was coming on strong as he raced to the front from ninth starting spot. A caution on lap-17 for a disabled Nick Johnson closed up the ranks for the restart. As the racing resumed, McGill remained in the front but was now being hard-pressed by Wells.  With eight laps to go, Wells powered by McGill with a climb the ladder pass off of turn two and Wells would race away to another win at the speedway. McGill did a great job as he finally was able to finish a race with a fine runner-up performance. Phil Goetchius, Rich Ricci III and Collin DuBois completed the top five. Tyler Johnston, Robbie Knipe, Corey Cormier, Dave Demorest and the returning RJ Smith completed the top ten finishers.
 
The Arkel Motors Pure Stock feature attraction saw Bob Sleight jump out front with a great start and then drove away from the field at will to claim his second win of the season at the speedway. Hard-driving Jimmy Sykes earned a hard-fought second place finish with Livy Johnson third, Steve Williams fourth and Ray Tarantino in fifth and doing so with a left front flat.
 
Bobby Butler likes to race to the top of the speedway by the Redi Rock fencing, but on this night he found the baseline of the speedway much to his liking as he led all fifteen laps of the Ruges Parts Center NEWS Sprint Car finale to earn his third win of the season. Larry Ricci put on a close race but a later scramble for position cost him some real estate and he settled for runner-up honors. Brody Adamsky was a steady third with former Quad Champion Eric Jennings in fourth, Fred Proctor, Jesse James Bartleson and Don Smith following.
 
Jimmy Kraus had everything going his way in the Ruge's Performance Center Rookie Sportsman main but as he got into turn three on the final lap and spun into the fencing damaging his race car. Tighe Sherlock inherited the lead and led the final lap to earn a place in the Accord Speedway history books with his first ever triumph. Jason Feinberg was the runner-up with Matt Shultz, Ryan McCartney and John Dewiit completing the top five.
 
Samantha Muller led all of the way to claim her third win of the season in the Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshot main event.
 
Hunter Lapp has been a rocket ship all season long and he slipped past early leader John Kendall to claim his fifth win of the season at Accord. Kendall was second with Ryan Auchmoody, Justin Sleight, Michael Corbin and Ashton Dewitt the final finishers.
 
GEMSTONES:
 
Heat races were run off quickly and Bobby Butler captured the lone heat for the sprinters. Samantha Muller captured the All Star Slingshot heat and Hunter Lapp was victorious in the Junior Slingshots. Rookie heats were claimed by Jason Feinberg and Jimmy Kraus. Pure Stock heats were captured by Livy Johnson and Bob Sleight. Sportsman heats went to Brandon McGill, Nick Johnson and Phil Goetchius. Modified heats went to Rich Ricci, Jesse Marks and Dom Roselli.
 
RJ Smith returned to action as did Vinnie Gress in the Sportsman. Travis Brockner returned in the Pure Stocks but encountered some problems in the feature. Sarah Bohlin, last week's feature winner in the All Star Slingshots ran into problems in her heat event and later scratched for the evening. Michael Corbin detonated a motor in the Slingshot feature.
 
Healey Brothers Staff George Alicea and Rich Clark were on hand with Healey team members and they enjoyed the racing action. Rich Clark interviewed with announcer Steve Pados and gave the Accord Speedway a glowing report from his vantage point. Clark wants to see everyone seeking a new or quality pre-owned car to visit him at their Beacon, New York showroom located at 557 Route 52 in Beacon, New York or call them at: 845-360-9823.
 
RESULTS:
 
United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Rich Ricci, Dom Roselli, Jesse Marks, Mike Ricci, Richie Eurich, Anthony Perrego, Danny Creeden, Danny Tyler, Ken Ferrier, Brad Rothaupt, Lem Atkins Mark Pullen, Ryan Wood, Chad Loidice, Ed Dachenhausen, Kurt Hundeland, Lenny Helmich, Scott Ferrier, Joe Judge
 
Healey Brothers Group Sportsman: Jimmy Wells, Brandon McGill, Phil Goetchius, Rich Ricci III, Collin DuBois, Tyler Johnston, Robbie Knipe, Corey Cormier, Dave Demorest, RJ Smith, Nick Plumstead, Connor Otten, Ralph Ronk, Cole Hentschel, Nick Johnson, Chris Stevens, Vinnie Gress, Justin Brewster
 
Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Cars: Bobby Butler, Larry Ricci, Brody Adamsky, Eric Jennings, Fred Proctor, Jesse James Bartleson, Don Smith Jr
 
Arkel Motors Pure Stocks: Bob Sleight, Jimmy Sykes, Livy Johnson, Steve Williams, Ray Tarantino, Steve Kanuk, Gary Ronk, Lenny Helmich III, Travis Brockner, Harry Bachman, James Goetchius, Sean Maloney (DQ)
 
Ruges Part Center Rookie Crate Sportsman: Tighe Sherlock, Jason Feinberg, Matt Shultz, Ryan McCartney, John Dewitt, Kevin Stevens, Chris Van Dusen, Sarah Smith, Tanner Johnson, AJ Williams, Jake Granacker (DQ)
 
Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshots: Samantha Muller, Sarah Bohlin (DNS)
 
WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots: Hunter Lapp, John Kendall, Ryan Auchmoody, Justin Sleight, Michael Corbin, Ashton Dewitt, Jake Mason (DNS)
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Pit Gates open at 4:30; Spectator Gates open at 5:00; Hot Laps are at 6:30 and the racing begins at 7 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 17th brings the Dig Safely Night to the Accord Speedway for seven divisions of great racing excitement. An extra added bonus will be the 100-lap 4-Cylinder Enduro event presented by Emmanuel's Marketplace.
 
June 24th will be Bike Night at the speedway sponsored by Alex's Marine. The speedway is accepting bike donations from Sponsors, Race Fans, Drivers, Teams and Families. Contact the office at: 845-626-1142 or through email at: accordspeedway@yahoo.com
 
July 1st in just around the corner and once again Saugerties Lumber will present the Fireworks Extravaganza and the Famous Chicken BBQ. More information regarding the event will be added shortly.
 
July 5th is the Battle of the Bullring sponsored by New York Truck Parts
 
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
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Accord, NY-  It is "Show Time" As Danny Tyler Drives To Convincing Win In Accord Speedway Action
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media
 
Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer were forced to roll the dice again and came up the big winners on Friday evening as they hosted a seven division race card at their superb quarter mile speedplant located in the Catskill Mountains of New York State.  With thunderstorms forecast for the area and rain falling at times during the day, the Palmer Family forged ahead and the events were both pleasing to the good crowd that came to watch and to the drivers who were recipients of contingency posted by Jimmy Winchell and Jody Servo and the DeCicco Family for the Vinny D Memorial event. The evening of speed was sponsored by the good folks at Want Ad Digest while the Checkered Flag Bonus was sponsored by Backwoods Blends.
 
"Show Time" Danny Tyler rocked the house with an outstanding drive to capture his first win of the season in the United Pump and Tank Modified finale. "Jammin" Jimmy Wells made it four wins for the season as he captured the $1,555.00 Plus prize in the 55-lap Vinny D Memorial event. Livy Johnson made it two wins in a row as she captured the Arkel Motors Pure Stock encounter. "The Young Outlaw" Jesse James Bartleson raced to his second win of the season in the Ruges NEWS Sprint Car feature. Jason Feinberg was triumphant in the Ruges Rookie Feature event to claim his first ever win at the speedway. Sarah Bohlin raced to her first ever win at Accord in the Want AD Digest All Star Slingshots while "The Hurricane" Hunter Lapp earned his fourth win of the season in the WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots.
 
Lem Atkins led the first lap of the United Pump And Tank Modified feature before yielding to the high flying Robbie Green. Green led for four laps before being overtaken by "Iron" Mike Ricci. That is when the real fun began as Ricci was strong but was being pushed hard by Tyler. Ricci would lead until lap eleven when Tyler slipped past him on a restart but Tyler would give way to Ricci one lap later. Ricci was in command but Tyler wouldn't go away and soon was knocking on the door. On lap-19, Tyler made his move as he drove off of the baseline to pull even with Ricci and then cleared him to take over the lead for good. Ricci stayed close but the event belonged to Tyler, who had gotten off to a problematic start at the beginning of the season. Ricci, Brad Rothaupt, Anthony Perrego from 11th, Danny Creeden from the back of the pack after pitting, rounded out the top five. The second five found tight quarters as well with lots of good racing taking place with Bob McGannon 6th from a 22nd place start, Robbie Green, Jesse Marks, Richard Smith and Richie Eurich rounding out the top ten.
 
The Healey Brothers Group Sportsman event in honor of the late Vinny DeCicco was a 55-lap barnburner and from the word go and the returning "Twister" Tyler Boniface jumped out into the lead at the start and was quickly followed by Wells. Boniface gave way to Wells on lap seven but remained close as did Greg McCloskey and quick running newcomer Brad Weaver. The racing offered good ebb and flow as Boniface gained some momentum and regained the lead on lap-17. Boniface would lead until lap twenty when he expired the motor on the Ken's Logging and Land Clearing hot rod.  Wells inherited the lead and even though he led the remaining laps of the event to claim the win and the big prize that went with it, the racing racing close until the end of the event. Greg McCloskey was second in the Vinny D Tribute racer. "The K-Man" Robbie Knipe was third in a solid run at the roses while Phil Goetchius was fourth from 13th and Chris Stevens was fifth from 11th. The second five found Brad Weaver, Phil Johnson, Cole Hentschel, Leo Fotopolous and Collin DuBois finishing inline.
 
Jason Feinberg began the Rookie Sportsman feature attraction from the outside pole but powered into the lead as the field hit the second turn of the first lap.  Feinberg had some missteps along the way but found the needed speed and control when he needed it to race to a close win over Jim Kraus, when went to the back of the field once during the event. The birthday boy Tighe Sherlock was third with Bobby Flood, newcomer Kevin Stevens, Tanner Johnson and Ryan McCartney following.
 
Livy Johnson enjoyed her time in victory lane so much last she decided to it again. Much the same as she did one week ago, Johnson led from the opening bell and it was just the ticket she needed to wire the field and claim her second consecutive Arkel Motors Pure Stock win at the speedway. Ray Tarantino stayed close for second place honors while Tim Southard, Bob Palmer, Steve Williams, Harry Bachman, Chris Kanuk and Bob Sleight completed the field.  
 
Sarah Bohlin, a former four cylinder racer at the speedway, raced to her first ever Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshot win at Accord and she did it in convincing fashion as she won by a straightaway after fifteen laps of racing. Newcomer Brett Putnam was the runner-up.
 
Hunter Lapp was spot on in the WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot encounter as he slipped past Michael Corbin late in the event to race to victory, his fourth win of the season at Accord. Corbin, who was coming off a big win on Sunday at Shellhamers Speedway, was the runner-up with John Kendall in third and Ashton Dewitt finishing fourth.
 
Jesse James Bartleson missed a week of racing last week but more than made up for it with a wire to wire run in the NEWS Sprints to claim his second win of the season. Don Smith Jr debuted a new sprinter and finished in the runner-up role with Fred Proctor third, Andrew Davis Fourth and Eric Jennings completing the top five.
 
GEMSTONES:
 
The hotly contested racing action was completed at 11 PM.  Kudos to Gary Palmer and crew for whipping the speedway into excellent shape for the evening of racing action.
 
Heat wins went to Anthony Perrego, Danny Tyler and "Gentleman" Ed Dachenhausen in the Modified division while four heats were needed for the Vinny D Memorial event and Jimmy Wells, Tyler Boniface, Greg McCloskey and Rich Ricci III captured the Sportsman heats. The Rookie Sportsman heat was claimed by Bobby Flood in a nice run from the top of the raceway. Jesse James Bartleson claimed the sprint car heat win.  Sarah Bohlin and John Kendall captured the Slingshot preliminaries. Pure Stock heats wins were captured by Bob Sleight and Livy Johnson.
 
New drivers on hand for the evening for the Sportsman division included Leo Fotopolous, Brad Weaver, Jim Introne, Raphael Carson, Tyler Boniface, David Coene and Joey Bonetti. New Modifieds on hand were Bob McGannon and Tyler Treacy. Brett Putnam made his first start in the Slingshots while Kevin Stevens, Chris Van Duser and Tanner Johnson made their initial Starts with the Rookies.
 
Special Thanks goes out to Jimmy Winchell and Jody Servo and the DeCicco gang for doing a ton of legwork to make the event a very successful endeavor. Sponsors who helped out included Universal Metal Fabricators, Behrents Performance Warehouse, P&H Racing, Gary and Donna Palmer/Accord Speedway, Brian Hommel Home Improvement, Smith Logging, James Winchell, H Jarvis General Contracting, EPO Paving, Kiniry Excavating, Roger Hummer, Johnson Family, Leo Fotopolous, Tom Ryan, A Slice of Italy, Tyler & Sons, Jack's New & Used Car Parts, Mike Gates, Kurt Cross, Mike Ricci, Greco Motors, Bill Iacobellis, Toni Berzai, Paula & Bert Genthner, Billy Goldpaugh, Roger Buley, Tom Cole, Harry Baldwin, Kerry Graham, Brett Graham, Jerry Ruess, Stone Ridge Discount Tire, Aaron Kelsey and Al Genthner. Your generosity and hard work is appreciated.
 
Six bikes were raffled off by the DeCicco gang and the winners were Jackie Brown III, John Russo, Jason North, Jeff ZZZZ, Helen Soleberg and Brianna Flood.
 
The ACOT Old Timers were on hand with a nice cross-section of race cars from the Golden era of the sport. Bruce Carman from Shaftsbury, Vermont and Jeff Waples from East Greenwich, Rhode Island did some show laps out on the speedway to show the fans what racing looked like a few years ago.
 
RESULTS:
 
United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Danny Tyler, Mike Ricci, Brad Rothaupt, Anthony Perrego, Danny Creeden, Bob McGannon, Robbie Green, Jesse Marks, Richard Smith, Richie Eurich, Rich Ricci, Ryan Wood, Tyler Treacy, Ken Ferrier, Dan Humes, Lem Atkins, Ed Dachenhausen, Chad Loidice, Dom Roselli Sr, Lenny Helmich, Corey Lowitt, Scott Ferrier, Mark Pullen (DNS)
 
Healey Brothers Group Sportsman: (Vinny DeCicco Memorial) Jimmy Wells, Greg McCloskey, Robbie Knipe, Phil Goetchius, Chris Stevens, Brad Weaver, Phil Johnson, Cole Hentschel, Leo Fotopolous, Collin DuBois, Brandon McGill, Conner Otten, Dave Demorest, Rich Ricci III, Ralph Ronk, Corey Cormier, Nick Johnson, Zach Mead, Jim Intertone, Tyler Boniface, Tyler Johnston, Justin Brewster, David Coene, Joey Bonetti, Nick Plumstead
 
Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Cars: Jesse James Bartleson, Don Smith Jr, Fred Proctor, Andrew Davis, Eric Jennings
 
Arkel Motors Pure Stocks: Livy Johnson, Ray Tarantino, Tim Southard, Bob Palmer, Steve Williams, Harry Bachman, Chris Kanuk, Bob Sleight, James Goetchius (DNS), Lenny Helmich III (DNS)
 
Ruges Part Center Rookie Crate Sportsman: Jason Feinberg, Jim Kraus, Tighe Sherlock Bobby Flood, Kevin Stevens, Tanner Johnson, Ryan McCartney, Chris Van Dusen (DNS)
 
Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshots: Sarah Bohlin, Brett Putnam
 
WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots: Hunter Lapp, Michael Corbin, John Kendall, Ashton Dewitt
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Pit Gates open at 4:30; Spectator Gates open at 5:00; Hot Laps are at 6:30 and the racing begins at 7 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 10th brings the Healey Brothers Group Night to the Accord Speedway for seven divisions of great racing excitement.
 
June 24th will be Bike Night at the speedway sponsored by Alex's Marine. The speedway is accepting bike donations from Sponsors, Race Fans, Drivers, Teams and Families. Contact the office at: 845-626-1142 or through email at: accordspeedway@yahoo.com
 
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
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Accord, NY - $1,555.00 Bucks To Win And More As Accord Speedway Hosts Vinny DeCicco Memorial Event Friday Night, June 3rd
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media

Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer will hope for some great weather this coming Friday evening, June 3rd as they pay tribute to "Vinny D" Vinny DeCicco, a fine racer who was taken in the prime of life just a few short months ago on February 24th, 2016 at the age of 33. The Friday evening event will be sponsored by Want Ad Digest.

Racer and car owner Jimmy Winchell and Vinny's aunt Jody Servo have spearheaded a campaign to raise the needed dollars for the Memorial event to honor Vinny and the event will be for the Sportsman division and will be 55-laps in duration and will pay the winner $1,555.00, in honor of the numbers frequently used by Vinny. The event will start 24-cars and no Modified drivers are allowed to compete in the event. Drivers will be drawing for positions and all Accord regular campaigners will be receiving points for their night's work. Driver's starting the event will earn one hundred dollars to take the green flag.

The long list of sponsors for the event include businesses, friends and family who long enjoyed the work Vinny did out on the race track and want to be part of this tribute. Heading the list is Behrent's Speed Shop, who have offered up four $50.00 gift certificates. (5th place on fifth lap, leader at halfway point, hard charger and furtherest tow) George and Barb Sawyer posted $200.00 with $50.00 each going to 2nd, 5th, 7th and 10th place positions. Additional sponsors include Gary and Donna Palmer at Accord Speedway, P&H Racing, Universal Metal Fabricators, Brian Hommel Home Improvement, Smith Logging, H.Jarvis General Contracting, EPO Paving, Kiniry Excavation, Johnson Family, Greco Motors, Leo Fotopoulos, Roger Hummer, Tom Ryan, A Slice of Italy, Tyler & Sons Towing and Recovery, Mike Gates, Kurt Cross, Bill Iacobellis, Toni Berzal, Paula & Bert Genthner, Billy Goldpaugh, Roger Buley, Tom Cole, Mike Ricci, Harry Baldwin and Brett Graham.

In looking back, Vinny was born to be a racer and immersed his life in the sport he enjoyed best, though full well knowing he was a not dealt a winning hand in the longevity of life. Vinny put all of that behind him and sought out the most life could offer him and it was his need for speed that propelled him forward.

Vinny had a unique gift in that he could drive anything with wheels on it. Whether it be Go Karts, Quads or Odysseys, Vinny was quite adept at finding the fast lane. He quickly moved through the ranks and eventually into the full sized race cars but still dabbled with his love for the Quads and an occasional Slingshot ride when called upon to do so.

In the full size cars, Vinny raced in the Spec Sportsman, Sportsman and the Modified divisions and always held a special fondness for the spectacular Run What Ya Brung Shows at Accord. His win in the special event on October 16, 2011 was a memorable event and possibly the highlight of his racing career as Vinny watched the early leaders make contact and it left the door open for Vinny to drive by and drive on for the popular win. It was those particular races where Vinny D was then referred to as "Billboard Vinny" with the left side of his race car sporting a clear full length plexiglass wing.

Vinny made a few starts in the prestigious King of the Catskills events at Accord and in 2010 competed all season long in the premier Modified division and finished ninth in the final point standings. Vinny dropped back to the Sportsman division in 2011 and enjoyed a fine season with a solid fifth place finish in the point standings. Always a stout competitor, Vinny enjoyed racing stock cars on the local area race tracks and was a regular campaigner at the Accord Speedway for the majority of his career although he traveled to other Southern Tier venues as well.

Vinny had a solid fan base at the speedway and could be spotted often under the announcer's tower viewing the races or chatting to his fans. Many Wednesday evenings during Mid Week Madness Programs at Accord, Vinny could be found in the pit area and also in the tower as a spotter. Vinny was a great friend of the Accord Speedway through his participation as a rider, driver and car owner.

While Vinny's passing has left a tremendous void in the roster of drivers at Accord, his memory will continue as Vinny held a close relationship with Greg McCloskey and Greg is utilizing Vinny's number this season. It is fitting for the speedway to honor Vinny DeCicco and the DeCicco Family is hopeful all of Vinny's fans and friends will come out to the speedway this Friday evening in his memory.
Racing is on tap every Friday night from April through September. Pit Gates open at 4:30; Spectator Gates open at 5:00; Hot Laps are at 6:30 and the racing begins at 7 PM. The Palmer Family in keeping true to their racing fans will show no increase in admission at the gate with admission for Adults $14.00; Seniors $12.00 (65+); Children $3.00 (11+ under) Indoor Seating $20.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Food Vouchers for $44.00 (a savings of $10.00). Special Shows will have an increase in admission prices.

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

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Accord, NY-  Creeden Sizzles In Mod Win While Butler, Cormier, Mason And Kelly Score First Career Victories at Accord Speedway
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media
 
The crazy weather pattern surrounding the Catskill Mountain area and the Tri State region for the past three weeks finally settled down and offered superb weather under friendly skies last evening. With it, the Accord Speedway was able to resume their 2016 racing season. The three consecutive rainouts did not dim the spirits of the loyal Accord fans as the nice crowd on hand was very appreciative of the exciting racing action they were treated to in the blockbuster events throughout the evening. The evening of speed was sponsored by Powder Tech Powdercoating from Duanesburg, New York.  Their website is: www.powdertechinc.com
The checkered flag bonus was sponsored by Backwoods Blends.
 
When all was said and done, The "DC Express" Danny Creeden captured the gold in the United Pump & Tank Modifieds, "Jammin" Jimmy Wells in the Healey Brothers Group Sportsman, "The Intimidator" Ray Tarantino in the Arkel Motors Pure Stocks, "The Conductor" Bobby Butler in the Ruge's Performance NEWS Sprint Cars, Marty Kelly in the Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshots, "The Cold Spring Kid" Jake Mason in the WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots, "The Otisville Outlaw" Corey Cormier claiming the win in the Escape RV Rookie Sportsman and George Zeininger capturing another win in the Emmanuel's Marketplace 4-Cylinder Enduro finale at the speedway. 
 
Twenty Four hot-shoes brought the United Pump & Tank Modified field down for the start of the 30-lap main event.  At the drop of the green it was Brad Rothaupt going topside and grabbing the lead coming out of turn two on the initial lap. Rothaupt would lead the event through lap six when on a restart he was out-powered by a strong running "Double J" Joe Judge. From fifth starting position Danny Creeden came calling and began to reel in both Judge and Rothaupt. Creeden was able to slip his Shackelton Auto Parts sponsored hot rod past Rothaupt before the midway point of the race and set sail for Judge.
 
Judge would lead until lap twenty when Creeden, who was working the baseline of the speedway to perfection, made his move as he pulled even with Judge in turn one and blasted by him coming out of turn two. Once in front, Creeden was able to keep his racer ahead of the field to claim his first win of the season at Accord. Coming on strong in the latter stages of the event was Anthony Perrego and he slipped past Judge at the end for runner-up honors. Judge enjoyed a solid third place run while Rothaupt and Danny Tyler completed the top five. Randy Green headed up the second five in his first appearance of the season while Ed Dachenhausen, Willy Auchmoody, Dom Roselli Sr and Chad Loilodice rounded out the top ten.
 
In the Healey Brothers Group Sportsman action, Nick Johnson hustled into the lead took the lead at the drop of the green flag with Conner Otten and Chris Stevens in hot pursuit. Johnson had the hot hand as he began to drive away from the field through the midway stretch of the event. Restarts slowed the pace on occasion and it kept erasing the lead Johnson enjoyed in each run under green. On lap-21, Jimmy Wells found the seam he needed and drove past Johnson to lead the final laps and claim his second win of the season. Johnson was second in an excellent showing with Chris Stevens, Greg McCloskey and Nick Plumstead rounding out the top five. Rich Ricci III, Collin DuBois, Ralph Ronk, Phil Goetchius and Justin Brewster completed the top ten.
 
Jason Feinberg led through the first nine laps of the inaugural Escape RV Rookie Sportsman main event. Feinberg spun while leading and on the restart it was Corey Cormier inheriting the lead. Cormier led the final laps to claim his first ever win at the Accord speedplant. Jim Kraus was second with Bobby Flood, Ryan McCartney and Keith Johannessen completing the top five.  Mike DuBois from Above All Automotive added $200.00 to the initial purse for the Rookies in a fine gesture of sportsmanship. Mike has moved his business to 84 New Paltz Road in Highland, New York.
 
Livy Johnson led the six first laps of the Arkel Motors Pure Stock feature until a caution slowed the pace. On the restart, Johnson's car was hit from behind and the action caused a scramble on the front straightaway and knocked Johnson from the event.  Ray Tarantino inherited the lead and drove away to victory with hard-riding Gary Ronk in second, Bob Palmer third, Bob Sleight fourth and Tim Southard fifth. Shawn Maloney, Harry Bachman and Tom Hausman completed the field of cars running at the end.
 
The Ruge's Performance NEWS Sprint Cars found Brody Adamsky leading the first lap and after that it was all Bobby Butler as he top-sided his Short Load Concrete sponsored racer to within inches of the Redi Rock barriers on his way to his first career win at Accord. Don Smith Jr was a strong runner-up with Don Smith Sr, Jesse James Bartleson, Brody Adamsky, Heidi Hedin and Larry Ricci completing the field. 
 
Vermont's Marty Kelly led all of the way in driving his Domino Pizza Wagon to his first ever career win at Accord in the Want Ad Digest Outlaw Slingshot feature. Hard riding Jim Pollard was second with newcomers Dan Malley, Bryce Cherko and Spencer Cherko completing the top five.
 
Jake Mason was victorious in the WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot event and he did it the fast way in holding two-time winner Hunter Lapp at bay for the entire distance. For Mason it was his first ever triumph at Accord. Lapp finished second with Michael Corbin, John Kendall, Ryan Auchmoody and Ashton DeWitt completing the field. With the win Mason will add $50.00 to his bank account courtesy of bonus dollars put up by David Torchio of Torch Performance.
 
George Zeininger took a Friday night drive in the Emmanuel's Marketplace Enduro event. It wasn't easy though as Dave Donovan traded the lead back and forth with Zeininger until mechanical problems placed him on the sidelines. Zeininger led the final 27-laps to claim yet another victory at the speedway. Matt Curry and Ryan Brockner were second and third.
 
Gemstones:
 
Modified heats were captured by Ed Dachenhausen, Brad Rothaupt and Danny Creeden while Sportsman heat wins were claimed by Nick Johnson and Collin DuBois. Bobby Butler claimed the NEWS Sprint heat win. Rookie Sportsman heats went to Jason Feinberg and Corey Cormier. Pure Stock heats were captured by Mike DuBois Jr and Livy Johnson.  Samantha Muller captured the All Star Slingshot heat event while Hunter Lapp was victorious in the preliminary for the Junior Slingshots.
 
New cars and drivers galore were on hand for the evening and included Tim Southard and Shawn Maloney in the Pure Stocks, Bobby Butler, Heidi Hedin and Larry Ricci in the NEWS Sprints. Spencer Cherko, Bryce Cherko and Jim Pollard were new additions to the Slingshots and all were sporting Dunkin Donuts sponsorship. Justin Sleight was slated to compete in the Junior Slingshots but problems prevented him from taking a lap. Randy Green, Dom Roselli Jr, Kurt Hundeland, Richard Smith, Lenny Helmich and Willy Auchmoody were new entries for the Modifieds. Justin Brewster, Mike DuBois Sr, Ralph Ronk and Keith Coulter made their first starts in the Sportsman.
 
Rookie Sportsman for the inaugural event included Jim Kraus, Ryan McCartney, Sarah Smith, Jake Grannacker, Bobby Flood, Corey Cormier and Keith Johannessen. McCartney, Flood, Cormier and Grannacker are former Slingshot stars at the speedway with Flood being a former Champion.
 
Former Legends Champion at Accord, "The Flying Dutchman" Richie Van Orden was taking in the races and informed announcer Steve Pados he was putting the finishing touches on a new Sportsman car for the speedway. Justin Brewster was another of the former Slingshot stars who took the step into the Sportsman ranks. Brewster borrowed the Ryan Wood hot rod for the evening and did an admirable job considering it was his first ever ride in a full size racer.
 
Two former Hamlin Speedway competitors were in the Sprint car field. Butler is a former Champion at Hamlin and Heidi Hedin competed in the 600 Sprints. "The Big Unit" Randy Johnston was to drive the second Lapp racer but problems shut him down early in hot laps. Jordan Lawrence escaped injury when his car got upside down in front of the grandstands.
 
"The Mighty Man from Mertztown" Barry White was on hand to watch his son in law Danny Creeden race to victory.
 
Butch Distal and Dylan Curso took in the races last evening and Tim Adams put Curso to work in the Lucas Oil Products victory lane in handing out the driver awards.
 
Marty Kelly not only captured a win at the speedway last evening but once again lent his assistance in the tower announcing races and he did his always great job.
 
RESULTS:
 
United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Danny Creeden, Anthony Perrego, Joe Judge, Brad Rothaupt, Danny Tyler, Randy Green, Ed Dachenhausen, Willy Auchmoody, Dom Roselli Sr, Chad Loilodice, Dan Humes, Corey Lowitt, Mike Ricci, Ken Ferrier, Rich Ricci, Richie Eurich, Kurt Hundeland, Robbie Green, Allison Ricci, Lem Atkins, Lenny Helmich, Scott Ferrier, Jesse Marks, Rich Smith (DQ)
 
Healey Brothers Group Sportsman: Jimmy Wells, Nick Johnson, Chris Stevens, Greg McCloskey, Nick Plumstead, Rich Ricci III, Collin DuBois, Ralph Ronk, Phil Goetchius, Justin Brewster, Dave Demorest, Conner Otten, Keith Coulter, Mike DuBois, Brandon McGill
 
Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Cars: Bobby Butler, Don Smith Jr, Don Smith Sr, Jesse James Bartleson, Brody Adamsky, Heidi Hedin, Larry Ricci
 
Arkel Motors Pure Stocks: Ray Tarantino, Gary Ronk, Bob Palmer, Bob Sleight, Tim Southard, Shawn Maloney, Harry Bachman, Olivia Johnson, Steve Williams, Mike DuBois Jr, James Goetchius, Jimmy Sykes, Travis Brockner (DQ)
 
Rookie Crate Sportsman: Corey Cormier, Jim Kraus, Bobby Flood, Ryan McCartney, Keith Johannessen, Jason Feinberg, Sarah Smith, Jake Grannacker
 
Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshots: Marty Kelly, Jim Pollard, Dan Malley, Bryce Cherko, Spencer Cherko, Samantha Muller
 
WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots: Jake Mason, Hunter Lapp, Michael Corbin, John Kendall, Ryan Auchmoody, Ashton DeWitt
 
Emmanuel's Marketplace 4-Cylinder Enduro: George Zeininger, Matt Curry, Ryan Brockner
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Pit Gates open at 4:30; Spectator Gates open at 5:00; Hot Laps are at 6:30 and the racing begins at 7 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 27th brings Williams Lumber Night to the Accord Speedway for seven divisions of great racing excitement.
 
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
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ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS RELEASE-May 9

Promoter Gary Palmer announces changes to the 2016 Sportsman Division

New Rookie Sportsman division-Above All Auto to add $200 to inaugural purse


The changes in the speedway rules will affect the now combined Open and Crate Sportsman division. After two weeks of the season and some major concerns by the drivers, Promoter Gary Palmer remarked, "The Crate Sportsman drivers and owners were not enthusiastic about the combined division so we have taken a long look at it and have come up with some changes we feel will provide more balance and level out the competition within the class."

Starting with this Friday’s event, the weights have been adjusted with a 2350 pound weight for the Crate motors, 2450 pounds for the Open motors and 2500 pounds for the Open motors with ported heads. Accord Speedway follows the OCFS Crate rules. Hunt's seals are not required and Hoosier Tires will be allowed for the first two appearances of a new driver competing at the speedway.

The additional change is for a new division at the speedway. After handling and addressing many requests, starting with the May 13th event, a Rookie Sportsman division will be added to the existing race schedule. This division is targeted for true rookie drivers who have transitioned into Sportsman racing and have not competed or have not captured a Sportsman division win to date, no chips required.

Palmer also announced that Above All Auto Repair has generously added $200 to the purse making the inaugural Rookie Sportsman race $350 to win.

On June 3rd the Vinny D Memorial sportsman race will take place to honor sportsman driver Vinny DeCicco.  The race is 55 laps paying $1555 to the winner.  This race is only for sportsman drivers (no driver that has competed in the modified division in the last 2 years is eligible) It is draw for position and Accord regulars will receive points.  For further info call 845-626-1142.

Racing is on tap every Friday night from April through September. Pit Gates open at 4:30; Spectator Gates open at 5:00; Hot Laps are at 6:30 and the racing begins at 7 PM. Admission for Adults $14.00; Seniors $12.00 (65+); Children $3.00 (11+ under) Indoor Seating $20.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Food Vouchers for $44.00 (a savings of $10.00).

For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway at: 845 626 3478, the office at 845-626-1142 or through email at: accordspeedway@yahoo.com

 

ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS- 4/22/2016
 
Accord, NY- Dom Roselli Ices Over Tough Accord Speedway Modified Field In Dominating Win
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media
 
The always unpredictable weather pattern in the Northeast had rain scheduled in the forecast but Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer threw caution to the overhead clouds and put on a great show last night at the speedway. A good sized racing crowd came out to witness the spirited action and while their was some slight drizzle during the evening, ten minutes after the show was completed the skies opened up and drenched the speedway grounds.
 
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 channels for the drivers to display their speed and guile. The evening was sponsored by Mombaccus Excavating. The seven feature card found "The Iceman" Dom Roselli dominating the United Pump and Tank Modified division as he wired the field in a dominant showing for the veteran campaigner. "The Lightning Bolt" Rich Ricci III gave the field a jolt with a pass for the lead on the 23rd lap to win the Healey Brothers Group Sportsman. Gary Ronk overcame his troubles from a week ago to capture the Arkle Motor Pure Stock Division feature event. "The Layton Laser" Brody Adamsky grabbed up his first ever win in his ride in the Ruge's Performance NEWS Sprint Cars. Hunter Lapp made it two in a row as claimed the win in the WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots and Samantha Muller won her second event in the Want Ad Digest Outlaw Slingshot division. George Zeininger picked up where he left off in 2015 as he scored the win in the first Enduro event of the season sponsored by Emmanuel's Marketplace.
 
Scott Ferrier and Dom Roselli brought the United Pump & Tank Modified starting field to the line for the start of the 30-lap main grind. Roselli was shot out of a cannon as he seized the lead at the start and opened up distance at will over the remainder of the field. Ferrier kept pace but the strong field behind him were all trying to find the sweet spot on the raceway. A couple of cautions slowed the field on occasion but when the green appeared, Roselli was able to to open up a sizable lead the longer the event remained green.
 
 Anthony Perrego was making the moves from 12th starting position and from scratch position "DC" Danny Creeden was moving forward with some nifty moves past those in front of him. Roselli was in the zone and raced to his first win at the speedway in some time. Scott Ferrier enjoyed a solid outing in a runner-up role. Anthony Perrego, Danny Creeden and Corey Lowitt completed the top five. Mike Ricci, Brad Rothaupt, Joe Judge, Allison Ricci and Richie Eurich completed the top ten. 
 
The Healey Brothers Group Sportsman event was a true to life barnburner as a fast field of race cars highlighted another great event.  A six car skirmish at the start would eliminate four cars but when the racing got rolling it was "The Rocket Man" Ryan Wood making fast tracks out on the speedway. Wood would lead the event through 23-laps but Ricci was behind him and working the racing channels to figure out a way around the Wood. A top-shelf move on the 23rd lap pulled Ricci close and he slipped past Wood as they exited turn two and heading for the white flag. Ricci would capture the win with Wood in the runner-up role in an excellent showing for the former 600 Sprint star. Phil Goetchius, Jimmy Wells and Chris Stevens rounded out the top five. Former Slingshot star "Kid Ice" Cole Hentschel headed up the second five with Robbie Knipe following.
 
Brody Adamsky led all fifteen laps of the Ruge's Performance NEWS Sprint Car division to claim his first ever Accord Speedway victory. Opening night winner Jesse James Bartelson was second followed by Don Smith Jr, Don Smith III and Andrew Davis.
 
Samantha Muller made it two in a row in the Want AD Digest Slingshot event with a solid run over Sarah Bohlin.
 
Hunter Lapp made it two in a row at Accord and his third overall win of the young season as he overcame a solid run by Michael Corbin to race to victory. Corbin was second with John Kendall third, Jake Mason fourth and Ryan Auchmoody completing the top five.
 
The Arkel Motors Pure Stock main event began with Jimmy Sykes leading the first four laps. Gary Ronk grabbed the lead on lap five and led the remaining laps to capture his initial win of the young season. Steve Williams was second with opening night victor Bob Sleight third, Ray Tarantino fourth and Jimmy Sykes nailing down fifth place. Mike DuBois Jr, Travis Brockner, Harry Bachman, Lenny Helmich and James Goetchius completed the top ten.
 
Russell Doland Jr led the first lap of the Emmanuel's Marketplace 4 cylinder Enduro. Bill Moylan took over for a lap and then it was George Zeininger for a lap. Moylan and Zeininger took turns at leading until lap nineteen when Zeininger took over for good. Moylan stayed close until with two laps to go found his car not wanting to cooperate as he dropped from the event.
Zeininger was the winner with Tim DeGrote second and Jeff DeGroat in third.
 
Gemstones:
 
Heat winners for the evening included Samantha Muller and John Kendall in the Slingshots. Brody Adamsky captured the Sprint heat. Jimmy Sykes and Travis Brockner scored wins in the Pure Stock division. The Sportsman ranks found Rich Ricci III and Nick Johnson scoring victories. Dom Roselli, Joe Judge and Kenny Ferrier all enjoyed wins in the Modifieds.  
 
New cars on hand included Jesse Marks, who made the move into the Modifieds. Billy Van Inwegen and Chad Loidice made their first Accord Modified starts for the season. Cole Hentschel and Brandon McGill made their first starts of the season in the Sportsman ranks. Sarah Bohlin made her first start in a couple of seasons but was a regular during the Midweek Madness seasons at the speedway. Lenny Helmich made his first start in the Pure Stock ranks.
 
Dave Torchio put $50.00 into the Junior Slingshot purse in tribute to his brother Adam Torchio from Torch Performance. Torchio passed away during the off-season at the age of 49. 
 
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Noah Gabriel who turned three.
 
RESULTS:
 
United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Dom Roselli, Scott Ferrier, Anthony Perrego, Danny Creeden, Corey Lowitt, Mike Ricci, Brad Rothaupt, Joe Judge, Allison Ricci, Richie Eurich, Robbie Green, Rich Ricci, Billy Van Inwegen, Ed Dachenhausen, Jesse Marks, Ken Ferrier, Dan Humes, Chad Loidice, Danny Tyler, Lem Atkins (DNS)
 
Healey Brothers Group Sportsman: Rich Ricci III, Ryan Wood, Phil Goetchius, Jimmy Wells, Chris Stevens, Cole Hentschel, Robbie Knipe, Dave Demorest, Collin DuBois, Conner Otten, Nick Johnson, Nick Plumstead, Jason Feinberg, Brandon McGill
 
Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Cars: Brody Adamsky, Jesse James Bartleson, Don Smith Jr, Don Smith III, Andrew Davis
 
Arkel Motors Pure Stocks: Gary Ronk, Steve Williams, Bob Sleight, Ray Tarantino, Jimmy Sykes, Mike DuBois Jr, Travis Brockner, Harry Bachman, Lenny Helmich, James Goetchius
 
Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshots: Samantha Muller, Sarah Bohlin
 
WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots: Hunter Lapp, Michael Corbin, John Kendall, Jake Mason, Ryan Auchmoody, Ashton DeWitt (DNS)
 
Emmanuel's Marketplace 4-Cylinder Enduro: George Zeininger, Tim DeGrote, Jeff DeGroat
 
Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Pit Gates open at 4:30; Spectator Gates open at 5:00; Hot Laps are at 6:30 and the racing begins at 7 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 29th close out the month of April as WRWD Radio Night comes to the speedway for six divisions of great racing excitement.
 
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845 626 3478.
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ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS - 4/15/2016
Accord, NY-  Rich Ricci Jr Dominates Exciting Opening Night Accord Speedway Race Card
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media


The Catskills Mountains of New York State sprung back to life Friday evening as the the sounds of race cars and the cheering of happy fans opened up the Accord Speedway for the 2016 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 cast of familiar driving stars and these stars offer high speed action with daredevil skills on a race track like no other found on the entire East Coast.  A great opening night crowd witnessed six race divisions.  The racing action was sponsored by Fast Signs of Kingston, New York www.fastsigns.com. Saunderskill Farms presented the checkered Flag Bonus.

 

Capturing opening night wins at the speedway were "The Chairman of the Board" Rich Ricci Jr in the United Pump & Tank Modifieds, "Jammin" Jimmy Wells in the Healey Brothers Group Sportsman, Bob Sleight in the Arkel Motors Pure Stocks, "The Young Outlaw" Jesse James Bartelson in the Ruges Performance Center NEWS Sprint Cars, Samantha Muller in the Want Ad Digest Outlaw Slingshots and Hunter Lapp in the WRWD Junior Slingshots.

 

Anthony Perrego and Danny Tyler brought the starting field to the green flag for the start of the 30-lap Modified headliner. Perrego wasted no time in flashing to the front of the pack with Tyler in hot pursuit. A restart found Perrego once again at the head of the field with Danny Creeden slipping past Tyler and making tracks for Perrego. Creeden used the top of the raceway between turns one and two to pull about event with Perrego and the two made contact with Creeden making contact with the unforgiving boiler plate and breaking off his right front wheel and causing considerable damage to his race car when it came to rest in between turns three and four.

 

On the restart, it was Perrego leading but Rich Ricci Jr came calling fast and hard and found the sweet piece of real estate that catapulted him past Perrego. "Showtime' Danny Tyler kept pace with Ricci throughout the remainder of the event. Ricci would enjoy a triumphant return to racing at Accord to claim the win in his first Accord action since he had his season cut short last season with shoulder surgery. Tyler enjoyed a solid night with a runner-up finish that also found the "Dirt Diva" Allison Ricci coming from 14th starting position to nail down third place. "Iron" Mike Ricci was fourth with Perrego holding on for fifth place. Robbie Green, Richie Eurich, Corey Lowitt, Joe Judge and Ed Dachenhausen completed the top ten.

 

The Healey Brothers Group Sportsman feature headliner saw Jimmy Wells grab the lead at the star of the event race away at will from the rest of the field as he captured his opening night win. Robbie Knipe kept pace to record runner-up honors with Nick Plumstead third, Greg McCloskey fourth and Phil Goetchius completing the top five. Chris Stevens, Ryan Wood, Nick Johnson, Collin DuBois and newcomer Jason Feinberg completed the top ten.

 

Bob Sleight led all laps to triumph in the Arkel Motors Pure Stock feature race. While Sleight led all of the laps, Steve Williams kept it interesting throughout the event as he challenged on every lap and at times pulled event with Sleight but would fall inches short in completing the pass. Williams would finish a hard fought second place with Olivia Johnson in third followed by Bob Palmer and Mike DuBois Jr to complete the top five. Gary Ronk, Ray Tarantino, newcomer Travis Brockner, Steve Kanuk and Jimmy Sykes rounded out the top ten.

 

The WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots found Hunter Lapp wiring the field as he led all laps on his way to victory. John Kendall was the runner-up with Michael Corbin third, Jake Mason fourth and Jayden Sleight rounding out the the top five.

 

The Want Ad Digest Outlaw Slingshot feature found defending Junior Slingshot champion Samantha Muller race to victory in her first competition with her new division in 2016. Newcomer Dan Malley was the runner-up.

 

The Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Cars found Brody Adamsky leading for a lap before Don Smith Jr took command of the race. Smith would find himself in a dogfight with Jesse James Bartelson throughout the remainder of the event. As the white flag flew, Bartleson was able to slip by Smith, whose racer was starving for fuel, Bartelson would race to his first win in his first ever racing event at Accord. Smith would hold on for second with Adamsky finishing third. 

 

GEMSTONES:

 

Heat winners for the opening night event included Robbie Knipe and Chris Stevens in the Sportsman division. Pure Stock heats were won by Bob Sleight and Ray Tarantino. Three heats were needed to set the field for the Modified division with Corey Lowitt, Anthony Perrego and Danny Tyler all claiming wins. In the Junior Slingshot heat it was John Kendall winning and Samantha Muller captured the Outlaw Slingshot heat.  Andrew Davis was victorious in sprint car heat action.

 

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 event for the speedway and the Palmer Family. The Palmer Family is celebrating their sixteenth anniversary as the owners and promoters of the Accord facility.

 

The Accord concession stands were at full tilt as the hardworking staff busted their humps to cover the hungry racing crowd that came out to support the speedway, especially after the sun went down and the frigid air rolled into the speedway grounds.

 

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 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. Eleven time Accord Modified Champion Rich Ricci Jr was back in action and triumphed in his return to racing at Accord. Dave Demorest was on hand and the reigning Pro Stock champion has moved into the Sportsman ranks with a sharp looking new 1D race car. with his but encountered problems early on to put a damper on his  evening. Former Spec Sportsman champion Ed Dachenhausen has made the move into the Modified division with his sharp looking Sanford Racing Modified. Tyler Johnson was on hand in the Davis owned number 5 but they had some opening night troubles hindering their performance. The same can be said for Conner Otten in Sportsman, Ryan Auchmoody in Slingshots, Brian Malcolm, Dom Roselli and Mark Pullen in the Modifieds as they all suffered some problems during the evening.

 

Hunter Lapp and Greg McCloskey did interviews with speedway announcer Steve Pados that was well received by the crowd. Grandma Annie's pies were distributed to all feature winners.

 

The first Enduro event presented by Emannuel's Marketplace will be added to the regular six division card for the April 22nd race card with $2,000.00 on the line for the winner, $750.00 for second and $500.00 for third.

 

RESULTS:

 

United Pump & Tank Modifieds: Rich Ricci Jr, Danny Tyler, Allison Ricci, Mike Ricci, Anthony Perrego, Robbie Green, Richie Eurich, Corey Lowitt, Joe Judge, Ed Dachenhausen, Ken Ferrier, Dan Humes, Brad Rothaupt, Dom Roselli Sr, Brian Malcolm, Lem Atkins, Danny Creeden, Scott Ferrier, Mark Pullen (DNS)

 

Healey Brothers Group Sportsman: Jimmy Wells, Robbie Knipe, Mick Plumstead, Greg McCloskey, Phil Goetchius, Chris Stevens, Ryan Wood, Nick Johnson, Collin Dubois, Jason Feinberg, Rich Ricci III, Dave Demorest, Tyler Johnston (DNS), Conner Otten (DNS)

 

Ruge's Performance Center NEWS Sprint Cars: Jesse James Bartleson, Don Smith Jr, Brody Adamsky, Don Smith Sr, Andrew Davis (DNS)

Arkel Motors Pure Stocks: Bob Sleight, Steve Williams, Olivia Johnson, Bob Palmer, Mike DuBois Jr, Gary Ronk, Ray Tarantino, Travis Brockner, Steve Kanuk, Jimmy Sykes, Harry Bachman, Alan Tarantino, James Goetchius, John Cole (DNS), Tom Hausman (DNS)

 

Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshots: Samantha Muller, Jordan Lawrence, Dan Malley

 

WRWD Radio Junior Slingshots: Hunter Lapp, John Kendall, Michael Corbin, Jake Mason, Jayden Sleight, Ryan Auchmoody (DNS) Ashton DeWitt (DNS)

 

Racing is on tap every Friday night at Accord Speedway from April through September. Pit Gates open at 4:30; Spectator Gates open at 5:00; Hot Laps are at 6:30 and the racing begins at 7 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 22nd brings Mombaccus Excavating Night to the speedway for seven divisions of great racing excitement as the first of six Enduro events will take place with a $2,000.00 prize for the winner of the 100 lap grind. Emannuel's Markeplace will sponsor the Enduro series.

 

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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Accord, NY - Accord Speedway Honors 2015 Track Champions At Annual Awards Banquet 
By Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media
 
Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer welcomed in a crowd of 200 people on Sunday evening as they hosted their fifteenth  annual Accord Speedway Banquet and Awards ceremony at the Pine Grove Dude Ranch, located in Kerhonkson, 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. With some great cooperation from Mother Nature, the 2015 racing season proved to be both exciting and intense as a few of the titles came down to the final night of points at the speedway.
 
After a joyous cocktail hour, sumptuous dinner and dessert, the evening's production commenced with an action packed video depicting the diverse racing action from all of the divisions at the speedway.  The opening video was another great production from Northeast Racing Videos.  Emcee and track announcer Steve Pados and his assistant Tim Adams took to the stage to begin the awards presentations. Miss Accord Speedway Erika Decker, who is stepping down from her title, assisted in handing out the spectacular hardware and awards to all of the speedway's champions and place finishers.
 
The Friday night headline division presentations quickly followed. Beginning with the WRWD Radio Junior Slingshot division, Verbank, New York hot shoe Samantha Muller collected her first speedway title with a close 16 point margin over Accord resident and seven time feature winner Hunter Lapp and Peyton Speedling. The Want Ad Digest All Star Slingshot division found another young lady from New Jersey, Ashley Rogosich earning her first speedway title with a great season behind the wheel buoyed by four wins in the division.
 
In the Arkel Motors sponsored Pure Stock division, Mill River, Massachusetts driving talent "The Minute Man" Chris Streeter captured the championship is his first season of competition at the speedway. He was followed closely by Gary Ronk, Bob Palmer, Bob Sleight and Ray Tarantino. Ronk and Sleight led the division with five wins each.
 
In the Ruge's Performance Pro Stock division, hometown boy "Double D" Dave Demorest claimed the title by racing to seven wins during the season. Fifth place finisher and one time winner Greg Sleight was on hand for his award.
 
The Healey Brothers Group Spec Sportsman title went down to the wire with three time winner Connecticut's Robbie Knipe emerging with the crown after a nip and tuck battle with former champion Ed Dachenhausen. Allison Ricci, who led the division with four wins, was third while Dan Speedling finished fourth.
 
The Escape RV Sportsman division was another title up for grabs until the final night of points. "Mr Excitement" Kevin Ward claimed the title on the basis of a five win season and enough consistency to defeat Jesse Marks by fourteen points. Jimmy Wells, Dave Werber, Frank Smith III, Phil Goetchius and Rich Ricci III rounded out the top seven.
 
In the United Pump and Tank Modified division, "The Jeffer" Jeff Heotzler Sr, emerged as the champion, his first title at the speedway since 1986. Heotzler picked up three wins during the season and enjoyed great consistency on his way to the title. Four time feature winner and another former champion "Iron" Mike Ricci claimed runner-up honors while Scott Ferrier, Brad Rothaupt completed the top four. Also being recognized were Joe Judge and Jeff Heotzler Jr.
 
Don Smith became the first champion in the new NEWS Sprint Car division at the speedway and helped to promote what is anticipated will be the new wave of the future in open wheel racing.
 
The recipients in the Most Improved Driver's category included the talented Brad Rothaupt in the Modifieds, Phil Goetchius in the Sportsman, Dave Demorest in the Pro Stock division, Allison Ricci in the Spec Sportsman, Samantha Muller in the Junior Slingshots and Ashley Rogosich in the All Star Slingshots.
 
The top Crew Chiefs were also honored and the winners included Jeff Heotzler Jr in the Modifieds, Robert Durand for his work with Kevin Ward, Aaron Demorest in the Pro Stocks, Karen Matthews in the Pure Stocks, Anthony Rogosich in the All Star Slingshots and Scott Muller in the Junior Slingshots.
 
Donnie Fredericks and Butch Rougier were honored for their dedicated service in handling the Accord Speedway safety vehicle the Palmer Family added to the speedway a few seasons ago.
 
Special Appreciation awards were given to Miss Accord Speedway Erika Decker as she was honored for her work at the speedway. Bob Armbruster was honored for his track lens work at Accord. Jim Liegeot was honored for his hard work and dedication as the speedway's videographer. 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 2015 racing season.  A Special Dedication To Racing Award was bestowed upon race director Dave Rocket and his wife Joann. 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. Excitement Awards were given to Ray Tarantino and Scott Ferrier and a Sportsmanship award was given to Hunter Lapp. A special appreciation award was given to Howard Newman.
Don Smith was give the Innovator Award. Ed Randolph was honored with a special appreciation award. The fans of the year award went to George and Barbara Sawyer.
 
An early April 8th practice session is on tap for the drivers in all divisions to prepare for the 2016 season and with April15th projected to be opening night at the speedway. 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.   
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