|Date: 6/30/2018 9:04:35 AM|
Accord Speedway News
Accord, NY -- Andy Bachetti Explodes To Capture Accord Speedway Modifed Win
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media
Accord Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer continued to be blessed with great weather on Friday evening and the racing has been beyond spectacular with both track regulars and newcomers enjoying the spoils of victory in the WRWD Radio Victory Lane. The Palmer Family offered a six division show on Friday evening as they put their tenth show in the Accord history books and with a show that went off like clockwork. The weather cooperated fully and the Scorching summer heat did not stop a great crowd from coming out to help usher in the start of the holiday period. The enthusuastic crowd came out to the speedway to enjoy an evening of speed, delicious chicken BBQ and a light show extravaganza fireworks show that topped off a fabulous night sponsored by the good folks at Emmanuel's Marketplace. (www.emmanuelsmarketplace.com)
"The Wild Child" Andy Bachetti exploded from his tenth starting place and utilized every inch of the landscape to take over the lead on lap-13 to go on and record his second Insinger Fuel Modified win of the season at the Accord facility. "The Junior Rock" Matt Shultz has had some tough outings early in the year but this night belonged to him as he held a very determined Tyler Johnston to capture his first win of the season in the Arkel Motors Sportsman main event. Emerson Cargain dialed in the top of the speedway rolled to his fourth win of the season in the Upstate Auto Pure Stock feature attraction. "The Travelin Man" Mick D’Agostino continued his winning ways by capturing his fourth win of the season in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car feature. Charles Loiodice continued to have the hot ticket and he sped to his third win win of the season in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature. The Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder feature was captured by Richard Smith as he went wire to wire for his second win of the season.
A pair of Halmar International hot rods brought the field down for the start of the thirty lap Insinger Fuels 30-lap headliner for the Modifieds. "The Twister" Tyler Boniface out-gunned Allison Ricci off of turn two and grabbed the lead with Ricci following. A two car skirmish put last week's winner Kenny Ferrier and Mark Pullen on the sidelines. On the restart it would be Boniface showing the hot hand with Allison and Rich Ricci III battling behind him along with Richard Smith. The racing was fast and intense as the players began to make advances to the front. Bachetti led the group forward and Jerry Higbie, Mike Ricci and Anthony Perrego began to tip the scales in their favor. Bachetti, however, was relentless as he moved from lane to lane moving forward and utilized the cushion and then invented a new cushion as he top sided his way past Boniface on lap-13 to assume command of the lead.
Once in front, Bachetti built up a big lead and then was smooth in traffic as he could see on the scoreboard Higbie and Perrego were coming on strong. The night belonged to Bachetti as raced under the checkered flga to earn his second Accord Speedway triumph of the season and first win since his return to the speedway. Higbie was a strong second with Perrego third, Mike Ricci doing his ironman work in fourth and Tyler Boniface securing a top five in a great run for him at the speedway. Heading up the second five and a surprise entrant was Tyler Dipple as he began from 14th and finish sixth in a successful return to the speedway. Allison Ricci, Rich Ricci III, Richard Smith and Tommy Johnson completed the top ten.
The Arkel Motors Sportsman event found outside pole sitter Matt Shultz hustling into the lead at the drop of the green flag. Shultz had a fast hot rod and quickly put some daylight between he and Dave Demorest and Anthony Recchio. Shultz was touring the speedway with laps of 13.8 seconds and found the track much to his liking. Things would unravel with five laps to go as Danny Morgiewicz and Kyle Rohner tangled in turn three and Kevin Stevens would connect as well with Stevens and Morgiewicz suffering considerable damage to their mounts. On the restart Shultz took off and making tracks would be Tyler Johnston as he coaxed some extra speed out of his race car and would go to the top of the cushion to put heavy pressure on Shultz all of the way to the checkered flag. Shultz would gain his initial win of the season with Johnston in second, Cole Hentschel third, Anthony Recchio fourth and Nick Plumstead rallying to finish fifth. The second five included Leo Fotopoulos, Kyle Rohner, Dave Demorest and newcomer Troy Arnold.
Jeff Higham would lead the first lap and would then fall prey to Charles Loiodice on lap two and it would be the only move Loiodice would need in racing to his third feature event of the season in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman headliner. Loiodice once again had a great car under him and clocked some times in the 13.896 second mark.. Travis Green hustled hard to earn runner-up honors Jeff Higham, Joe Coppola and John Brown would complete the top five. MIke Travis finished sixth while the remainder of the top ten included Brian Durbin, Michael Corbin, Cole Stangle and Robbie Colbyrn.
In the Upstate Auto Pure Stock event, Emerson Cargain seized the moment as he took control of the point at the start and would move up the raceway as he enjoyed the view and the speed from there and would go on and lead all of the way to gain his fourth feature win of the season. John Hechinger remained close all of he way and made a couple of bids to unseat Cargain but Cargain proved to have just enough pep in his hot rod to get the win. Hechinger, Livy Johnson, Travis Brockner and Steve Williams would complete the top five.
Mick D'Agostino would jump into the lead at the start in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint feature. D'Agostino would lead all of the way as he withstood many challenges from Corey Wood early on but Wood spun out as he mounted a challenge bringing out the caution. D'Agsotino. Jordan Lawrence took up the chase but Lawrence would fall short in his attempts and D'Agostino would go on to his fourth win of the season with Lawrence second, Wood third Gary Huston fourth and Mark Connnely fifth.
In the Fireballers feature, Richard Smith grabbed the lead at the start but unlike last week when he met with the unforgiving boiler plate, this week he was all business as he led all of the way to earn his second win of the season. In doing so Smith held off a pair of chargers who kept it very close to the checkered flag as Ryan Heady just nipped current point leader Jerry Kingeter for runner-up honors. Kingeter was third while newcomer Brent Shaddock and Jesse Torrens would complete the top five. Following them would be Brandon Conklin, newcomer Jeff Tubbs, Marisol Torrens, Ed King and another newcomer James Conklin.
GEMSTONES:The hotly contested racing action was completed at 10:49 PM.
Heat wins went to Allison Ricci, Tyler Boniface and Richard Smith in the Modified division. Two heats were needed for the Sportsman with wins going to Dave Demorest and Anthony Recchio. The Rookie Sportsman heats were claimed by Jeff Higham and Joe Coppola. Andrew Davis and Jordan Lawrence captured the sprint car heat wins. The Pure Stock heat win went to Emerson Cargain. Fireball heat winners included Jerry Kingeter and Willie DeGraw.
New additions to the speedway included Tyler Dipple and Steve Davis in the Modifieds. Dipple was solid in his first start at the speedway in some time. Nick Johnson had his racer appear with new sheet metal. Rich Ricci III was at the controls of the Jimmy Winchell owned racer and he did an excellent job in the race car. Alyssa Cody returned to action in her Old Fields Farm 21L.
Troy Arnold was on hand making his second start of the season at Accord. Jared Miller was back at the controls of his regular mount this week. Ray Tarantino once again borrowed the Kanuk racer but problems forced him from competition in the feature.
Brent Shaddock, Jeff Tubbs and James Conklin were new additions to the ever increasing Fireballer ranks.
The skies went dark after the third feature and the experts at Santore's Famous Fireworks took over and lit up the Accord skies as only they can achieve.
Many thanks to our good friends at Emmanuel's Marketplace for a great night at the speedway.
Uncle Mike Hansen from WRWD Radio was on hand for the event and interviewed and joined the announcing team of Tim Adams and Steve Pados during the evening.
Xavier Graham and Candace Nichols each won a new bicycle in the Bike Raffle.
Insinger Fuels Modifieds: Andy Bachetti, Jerry Higbie, Anthony Perrego, Mike Ricci, Tyler Boniface, Tyler Dipple, Allison Ricci, Rich Ricci III, Richard Smith, Tommy Johnson, Jimmy Wells, Jesse Marks, Eddie Burgess, Danny Creeden, Nick Johnson, Richie Eurich, Joe Judge, Alyssa Cody, Kurt Hundeland, Rich Ricci Jr, Danny Tyler, Steve Davis, Kenny Ferrier, Mark Pullen
Arkel Motors Sportsman: Matt Shultz, Tyler Johnston, Cole Hentschel, Anthony Recchio, Nick Plumstead, Leo Fotopoulos, Kyle Rohner, Dave Demorest, Troy Arnold, Danny Morgiewicz, Kevin Stevens, RJ Smith, Alex VanPelt, Mike Senecal
WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Mick D'Agostino, Jordan Lawrence, Corey Wood, Gary Huston, Mark Connoly, Andrew Davis, Kyle Pugilese, Dan Malley, Mike Traver
WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman: Charles Loiodice, Travis Green, Jeff Higham, Joe Coppola, John Brown, Mike Travis, Brian Durbin, Michael Corbin, Cole Stangle, Robbie Colbyrn, Jared Miller, Travis Cogswell, Erin Paulison, Billy Fiske
Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinders: Richard Smith, Ryan Heady, Jerry Kingeter, Brent Shaddock, Jesse Torrens, Brandon Conklin, Jeff Tubbs, Marisol Torrens, Ed King, James Conklin, Anthony Tarantino, Nicole Nelson, Anthony Zecchino, Jeff DeGroat, Willie DeGraw
Upstate Auto Pure Stock: Emerson Cargain, John Hechinger, Livy Johnson, Travis Brockner, Steve Williams, Ray Tarantino, Mike Arrigoni, James Goetchius
Racing is on tap every Friday evening at Accord Speedway from April through September. Please make note of the new starting times: Pit Gates open at 5:00; Spectator Gates open at 5:30; Hot Laps begin at 7:00 and the racing begins at 7:30 PM. Admission for Adults $14.00; Seniors (65+) $12.00; Children $3.00 (11+ under) Indoor Seating $20.00; Family four pack special: 2 Adults + 2 Children and $20.00 in Accord Bucks for $44.00 (a savings of$10.00)
Special event shows do have an increase in admission.
July 3rd brings the Battle of the Bullring to the Accord Speedway. Gates open at 4 and hot laps begin at 6 for this special Mid-week show.
July 6th brings the fine folks from Mid Hudson Concrete to the Accord Speedway in remembrance of the late owner and driver Joe Giachinta.
For further updates and information regarding all of the news and additions to the Accord Speedway, log on to their well documented website at: http://www.accordspeedway.com or call the speedway hotline at: 845-626-3478.
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