ACCORD SPEEDWAY NEWS
Accord, NY - Perrego In Modifieds, Rohner In Sportsman Power To Wins In Accord Speedway Action
By: Steve Pados, Accord Speedway Media
Speedway Promoters Gary and Donna Palmer completed their thirteenth
Friday night show of the season last evening after being bombarded with
four consecutive rainouts. Mother Nature has been extremely unkind for
the past two months to speedway promoters and the overall population in
the tri-state area. The crazy weather weather pattern in the Northeast
in 2018 has proved to be a nightmare for speedways, amusement parks and
resort areas with flooding, storm damage, closed roadways and to the
farmers and their crops. Undaunted, the Palmer Family carried on and an
exciting seven division show Friday night brought out the largest crowd
of the season to not only enjoy the thrill of witnessing the hot racing
action but to also see the mighty stars at Accord with the annual Camera
and Autograph night. The event was a resounding success as a large
crowd went track side to be among their racing idols. For the great
roster of drivers who compete at Accord the joy of making the special
trip to the WRWD Radio Victory Lane is a highlight for each driver who
has done his or her homework to enjoy the sweet celebration that
follows. The weather fully cooperated and the enthusiastic crowd came
out to the speedway to enjoy a superb evening of speed. The evening was
sponsored by the good folks at Shackelton Auto and Mid Hudson Concrete.
Their websites are as follows: www.shackeltonauto.com and www.midhudsonconcrete.com
the final tallies were recorded, "The Montgomery Missile" Anthony
Perrego had the hot ticket and went on to capture his second win of the
season at Accord in the Insinger Fuel Modifieds. "The Bushkill Bullet"
Kyle Rohner hung tough all night long and struck late with a hard charge
towards the end to capture the Arkel Motors Sportsman "Joe Giachinta
Memorial" main event for his sixth win of the season. Steve Williams
was on point and scored his third win of the season in the Upstate Auto
Pure Stock feature attraction. "The Captain" Jeremy Quick had a super
fast hot rod as he overcame huge early lead by Mick D’Agostino to score
his fourth win of the season in the WRWD Radio NEWS Sprint Car feature.
Robbie Colbyrn's misfortune turned into a windfall for Michael Corbin
as Colbyrn's car failed him on on a restart and Corbin raced to his
second win of the season in the WRWD Radio Rookie Sportsman feature. The
Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball 4-Cylinder feature was captured by
Richard Smith as he scored his fourth win of the season. Smith came
back for the Enduro event and captured the win in a race shortened by a
gas spill after 22-laps were recorded in the books.
and Nick Johnston brought the field down for the start of the thirty lap
Insinger Fuels 30-lap headliner for the Modifieds. Pullen led the
first two laps and then spun on lap three triggering a massive front
stretch pile-up that eliminated a few cars from the event. On the
restart Joe Judge flexed his right foot and grabbed up the lead with
immediate pressure coming from Anthony Perrego, Danny Tyler and Andy
Bachetti. Judge would lead until lap twelve when Perrego pulled a
slider and took over control of the event. Perrego would lead but now
would receive heavy pressure from Judge and Andy Bachetti. Bachetti
would slip past Judge and chase Perrego but a collapsed front end put
him into the concrete on lap-29. Perrego would prevail for his second
win of the season. Joe Judge, who admitted had been struggling with
set-ups during the season, found the correct dial as he stayed in the
hunt for a runner-up finish, his best finish of the season. Danny
Creeden rallied to claim third place while Mike Ricci and Rich Ricci Jr
completed the top five. Allison Ricci headed up the second five with a
great run after starting in 20th position. Jesse Marks, Rich Ricci III,
Rich Eurich and newcomer Rich Coons completed the top ten.
Arkel Motors Sportsman event pole sitter RJ Smith sprinting into the
lead at the drop of the green flag as he out raced Daniel Morgiewicz for
the early lead. Smith threatened to runaway and hide early on but a
caution for the slowing Tyler Johnston brought out the caution. On the
restart, Smith would lead but Kyle Rohner was on the march and began to
size up the landscape as he pulled into the runner-up slot. Rohner tried
the lowside at different ends of the speedway but Smith held tough and
continued to lead. Rohner made the winning move on lap-22 as he got a
great run off of the backstretch to push the nose of his race car into
the lead. Once in front Rohner sped to the checkered flag and earned a
$1,000.00 prize for his efforts. Smith was a strong runner-up with Cole
Hentschel finishing third making it a 1-2-3 sweep for the Smith Team.
Charlie Loiodice was fourth in a great run and his best finish since
transitioning over from the Rookie ranks. Matt Shultz completed the top
five after starting from twelfth position. Daniel Morgiewicz headed up
the second five with Alex VanPelt, Leo Fotopoulos, Anthony Recchio and
Chris VanDuser completing the top ten.
Robbie Colbyrn would lead
from the first lap in the WRWD Rookie Sportsman headliner. Michael
Corbin and Travis Green kept the pressure on but Colbyrn began
stretching the lead until newcomer Zackery Murray spun in turn two. On
the restart Colbyrn's car would not respond and Michael Corbin jumped
into the lead. Travis Green came up quickly to challenge and the pair
waged a war until the checkered flag with Corbin scoring the win with
Green in second. John Brown raced to third with Brian Durbin fourth and
Travis Cogswell finishing fifth. Zackery Murray and Erin Paulison
completed the field.
In the Upstate Auto Pure Stock event, Steve
Williams was textbook all of the way as he wired the field on his way
to his third win of the season. Bob Sleight would score runner-up honors
and Travis Brockner, John Hechinger and the returning Kevin Skelly
completing the top five. Jay Samlley, Emerson Cargain, Rich Scott and
Ray Tarantino completed the field.
A green flag scramble at the
start allowed Mick D'Agostino to bust out to a huge lead early in the
encounter. Jeremy Quick would go to work and would begin to shrink the
margin. Quick hustled and closed in when D'Agostino got into slower
traffic and Quick would take over the point on lap twelve. Once in
front, Quick stepped away from the field to go and capture his fourth
win of the season. D'Agostino was second with Andrew Davis, Jordan
Lawrence, Gary Huston, Mike Traver, Mark Connolly and Kyle Pugliese
completing the field.
In the Fireballers feature, Nicole Nelson
grabbed the lead at the start and would lead the first four laps before
Richard Smith found room at the top to slip past her. Once in front the
show belonged to Smith as he led the rest of the way in the lap
shortened event for his fourth win of the season. Brandon Conklin was
the runner-up in a strong run while Jeff Degroat was third, Nicole
Nelson fourth and Jerry Kingeter rounding out the top five in the 22-car
field. Ed King headed up the second five with Jesse Torrens, Ryan
Heady, Robert Phillips and Ken Barringer completing the top ten.
the Enduro finale, Dave Donovan led the first lap before limping into
the infield. Brandon Conklin took over the lead and would lead until lap
number eleven when Richard Smith slipped past for the lead. Smith would
carve out a big lead and would be declared the winner when one of the
competitors encountered a leaky gas tank necessitating a long clean-up.
Jeff Degroat was second with Matt Guadagno, Dave Bendell and Cody Helms
completing the top five.
track was in impeccable condition from top to bottom as Promoter Gary
Palmer had a perfectly manicured speedway. Many favorable comments came
from the drivers during the interview sessions at trackside during the
camera and autograph time allotment.
Heat wins went to Anthony
Perrego, Danny Creeden and Danny Tyler in the Modified division. Three
heats were needed for the Sportsman with wins going to RJ Smith,Charlie
Loiodice and Tyler Johnston. The Rookie Sportsman heats were claimed by
Robbie Colbyrn and Michael Corbin. Jeremy Quick captured the sprint car
heat win. The Pure Stock heat wins went to Bob Sleight and Travis
Brockner. Fireball heat winners included Jerry Kingeter, Willie DeGraw
and Ed King.
The Camera and Autograph sessions are always a big
hit for the fans at the speedway. Many of the drivers offered up
profile cards and candy to their fans in a span of about 45 minutes.
Grandma Anne's Pies were distributed to the feature winners while two additional pies were handed out during the 50/50 raffle.
big thank you goes out to Mid Hudson Concrete and Shakelton Auto Parts
for their participation at the speedway. Additionally, much thanks to
Mid Hudson Concrete adding extra money to the Sportsman feature payout.
Announcer Steve Pados gave a heartfelt eulogy to pioneer racing photographer John Grady who passed away August 18th.
Fuels Modifieds: Anthony Perrego, Joe Judge, Danny Creeden, MIke Ricci,
Rich Ricci Jr, Allison Ricci, Jesse Marks, Rich Ricci III, Rich Eurich,
Rich Coons, Kurt Hundeland, Andy Bachetti, Randy Green, Nick Johnson,
Rob Rowe, Ken Ferrier, Danny Tyler, Alyssa Cody, Jerry Higbie, Mark
Pullen, Kyle VanDuser, Eddie Burgess, Jimmy Wells
Sportsman: Kyle Rohner, RJ Smith, Cole Hentschel, Charlie Loiodice, Matt
Shultz, Dan Morgiewicz, Alex VanPelt, Leo Fotopoulos, Anthony Recchio,
Chris VanDuser, Dave Demorest, Harry Baldwin, Mike Senecal, Mike Murphy,
Joe Coppola, Kevin Stevens, Tyler Johnston, Nick Plumstead
Radio NEWS Sprint Cars: Jeremy Quick, Mick D'Agostino, Andrew Davis,
Jordan Lawrence, Gary Huston, Mike Traver, Mark Connolly, Kyle Pugliese
Radio Rookie Sportsman: Michael Corbin, Travis Green, John Brown, Brian
Durbin, Travis Cogswell, Zackery Murray, Erin Paulison, Robbie Colbyrn,
Billy Fiske, Jared Miller (DNS)
Emmanuel's Marketplace Fireball
4-Cylinders: Richard Smith, Brandon Conklin, Jeff Degroat, Nicole
Nelson, Jerry Kingeter, Ed King, Jesse Torrens, Ryan Heady, Robert
Phillips, Ken Barringer, Bill Rion, Bob Clarke, Marisol Torrens, PJ
Bleau, Anthony Tarantino, Dave Bendell, Jeff Tubbs, Ethen Cogswell,
Willie DeGraw, George Barringer, Billy Watson, Tim Degroat
Auto Pure Stock: Steve Williams, Bob Sleight, Travis Brockner, John
Hechinger, Kevin Skelly, Jay Smalley, Emerson Cargain Jr, Rich Scott,
Emmanuel's Marketplace 4-Cylinder Enduro: Richard Smith, Jeff Degroat, Matt Guadagno, Dave Bendell, Cody Helms
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.
Friday, August 31st brings the fine folks from Tom's Repair Shop to the
Accord Speedway with all divisions in action and a special Eliminator
event for the Sportsman Division sponsored by Jamie Yannone and Dave
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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