Rich Ricci Jr Takes Top Spot At Accord

ACCORD, NY – Pine Bush Equipment and the Palmer family kicked off the weekend with hot temperatures and great racing at the Accord Speedway!!!!!

The kick-off to the weekend saw Papa Smurf victorious as Rich Ricci Jr. picked up the Pine Bush Equipment victory in the famed number 406 in front of a huge crowd!

The Arkel Motors Modifieds started their 30 lap feature with the 555 of Leo Fotopoulos and the 3j of Joe Judge on the front row. The 3j of Judge jumped out to the early race lead and looked to be the dominant car in the first stages of the race. A few early race cautions would come out and a few of the drivers in the back of the pack were able to make up some ground. Jimmy Wells and Andy Bachetti, both started side by side in the seventh row and both were on a mission to get to the front. Bachetti and Wells were on a side by side battle working their way through the field. As the final laps were winding down. Ricci Jr.would bring the field around to grab the checkers!! Jimmy Wells, Andy Bachetti, JoeJudge, and Leo Fotopoulos will round out the top five. 

The Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman Feature had the 26 of Mike Senecal and the 46 of Aaron Doolittle on the front row brining the field to green. Senecal had issues and had to slide to the rear handing the lead over to Doolittle.  Caron the move was the Rock Crusher – Matt Shultz in the 24. Having a bad last few weeks and was on a mission to get up front. The 5 of Tyler Johnston and the 69 of Travis Green were also on the move putting on a great show battling side by side. At the finish, it was Matt Shultz picking up the win followed by Doolittle, Johnston, Green, and Lawrence.

WRWD Country 107.3 Rookie Sportsman Feature had the P3 of Kevin Murphy and the 18k of Keith Johannessen taking the field to the green flag. Lots of early action in the turns, bringing out a handful of cautions. Once the there was a few green flag laps, it would be Johannessen picking up his first victory in 2019 over Banks and Fiske.




WRWD Country 107.3 NEWS Wingless Sprints Feature had the 32 of Larry Ricci and the 3 of Jeremy Quick take the front row at the start. Quick had his car on rails and took advantage of the front row spot. He quickly took the lead and never looked back. Point leader, D’aGonstino was trying every trick he had to get up front, causing a caution himself. D’aGostino would make his way through and still finish third. At the finish it would be Captain Quick picking up the Pine Bush Equipment victory.

Upstate Auto Pure Stock Feature would see the 3 of Codi Clark and the 171 of Walt Henry on the front row. Henry picking up his first victory a few weeks ago, was hungry for the win again! The 58 of Wayne Taylor was on the move but the 36 of John Hechinger gave Taylor a battle allowing Henry to check out and grab the win!

Dan’s Towing Fireball 4 Cylinder Feature would see another huge field of cars on hand again as Ryan Heady and George Barringer took the field to the green flag. Lots of action throughout the field and this would allow the 22 of Barringer to gain a huge lead and pick up the big win. Jeff DeGroat, Mike Travis, Jerry Kingeter, and Tim Curry will round out the top five.

Special Thanks to the great folks at Pine Bush Equipment for presenting the nights events and their long-time support!

Also, special thanks to Gary and Donna Palmer for presenting another fantastic show at the Accord Action Track!

This coming Friday, July 19th, Williams Lumber will be hosting the nights events! All divisions will be on including the NE Vintage Modifieds.

Also Saturday August 10th– Monsters in the Catskills! Monster trucks will be at the track, so mark your calendars for this big event!

Full Results – 

Arkel Motors Modifieds – Rich Ricci Jr, Jimmy Wells, Andy Bachetti, Joe Judge, Leo Fotopoulos, Mike Kolka, Corey Lowitt, Rich Ricci III, Jesse Marks, Jim Maher, Geoff Quackenbush, Dan Creeden, Nick Johnson, Danny Tyler

Mid-Hudson Concrete Sportsman – Matt Shultz, Aaron Doolittle, Tyler Johnston, Travis Green, Jordan Lawrence, Charles Loiodice, Dan Morgiewicz, Mike Talmadge, Jimmy Devitt, Patrick Murphy, Jeff Higham, Mike Murphy, Alex Van Pelt, Kevin Stevens, Mike Senecal, Johnny Kendall, Jared LaBagh, Nick Plumstead, Robbie Knipe

WRWD Country 107.3 Wingless Sprints –Jeremy Quick, Dan Malley, Mick D’aGostino, Larry Ricci, Steve Kyzer, Corey Wood, EricJennings

WRWD Country 107.3 Rookie Sportsman – Keith Johannessen, Tyler Banks, Billy Fiske, Brandon Daley, Kevin Murphy, Steve Williams, Brian Durbin, Austin Helmich, Shawn Johannessen, Jared Miller, Jason Armstrong, Erin Paulison, John Cole Jr, DQ Cody Higbie, DNS Travis Cogswell

Upstate Auto Pure Stocks – Walt Henry, Wayne Taylor, John Hechinger, Codi Clark, Bob Sleight Jr, Chris Kanuk, Johnny Miracle, Mike Vigiletti, Tim Southard

Dan’s Towing Fireball 4cyl – Gearge Barringer, Jeff DeGroat, Travis, Kingeter, Curry, DeGraw, Dyer, King, Phillips, Shaddock, Smith, Woinoski, Rion, Bendell, Conklin, Heady, Brent Shaddock, Shawny Hazel, Cogswell, Tim DeGrote

Pine Bush Equipment Enduro – Cassandra Woinoski, Robert Phillips, Faith Krom, CJ Tinnelly, DaveBendell