TWO SPECIAL EVENTS FOR A $5.00 ADMISSION PLUS RACING IN ALL DIVISIONS THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 29 AT THE FONDA SPEEDWAY

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – Continuing on the tradition of special events that has become a common occurrence in 2019 at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway under the direction of the BD Motorsports Media management team of Brett Deyo and his staff, this Saturday, June 29 will be no different as not one but two special events are on the schedule along with racing in all divisions for an unbelievable admission price of only $5!

The 5th Annual Bill Ag Match Race event for the Sunoco Modifieds in Memory of the late Bill Anagnostopulos will take place at Fonda this Saturday along with the 15th Annual Hondo Classic for the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks in Memory of the late Hondo Carpenter.

Both events, unique in their own way, will be held along with a full schedule of racing for the Sunoco Modifieds, the Swagger Factory Apparel 602 Crate Sportsman ($1,000 to win thanks to Eric Orozco Racing), the Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman, and the Trackside Body Works Street Stocks.

The entire racing program will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be presented by School House Pools in Amsterdam, NY.

Bill Ag was a great friend to racing and to many of the drivers in the pit area at the Fonda Speedway. Proof of that is the racing memorabilia that he has on display in the Winners Circle Restaurant, just around the corner from the speedway. Bill also did a lot for my wife Bonnie and I, we actually had our wedding reception at his establishment 10 years ago.

The Hondo Classic is named for Hondo Carpenter, a popular competitor in the division who lost his life in an ATV accident on July 4, 2005. Each year dozens of supporters of this event contribute to the bonus money that is awarded along with the track purse. According to the competitors, the money is always welcome but the big draw to the event is the bragging rights.

The First Annual Hondo Classic was won by Jim Burton in 2006. Nick Stone is a four-time winner of the event in 2007, 2008, 2016, & 2017 while Kenny Gates is a three-time winner of the event in 2009, 2015, & 2018. Pete Broderson is a two-time winner in 2012 & 2014 while Chip Smith (2010), Rob Yetman (2011), and Kenny Martin, Jr (2013) each have one win along with Burton.

Each year, the organizers Kelley & Kaitlyn Keefe are asked when the last “Hondo Classic” will be and they respond with “as long as there is interest from the racers and support from the sponsors, we will keep it going”. We still miss Hondo every day. He loved the pro stock division and so do we. I guess that means no end is in sight.”

My personal connection to Hondo was when I was without a job many years ago and he took me on as an employee at the glass company that he worked for at the time. He helped me out at the time I needed it most as he has done with many other people as well, both personally and in racing. It is surely something that I will never forget as we honor his memory again this Saturday.

Since 1953, the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway has hosted the best in stock car racing. Now under the management of BD Motorsports Media LLC, the speedway will operate weekly on Saturday nights from April through August plus several special events. Fonda Speedway is located on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds off New York State Thruway Exit No. 28 at 21 S. Bridge Street Fonda, NY 12068.

Fonda Speedway is on the web at www.thefondaspeedway.com. To learn more, call the office at 518.915.4395, like Fonda Speedway on Facebook www.facebook.com/thefondaspdwy or follow on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

Race Day Information:
Gates Open: 4:00 p.m.
Hot Laps: 6:00 p.m.
Racing: 7:00 p.m.

Ticket Pricing:
Adults: $5.00
Seniors: (65 & above) $5.00
Kids 11 & Under: FREE
Pit Entry W/Fonda Speedway License: $30.00
Pit Entry W/O License: $35.00
Parking in Speedway Lot: FREE

Concession Stands & Beer Booth Open

Fonda Speedway Novelty Stand: Brand new Fonda Speedway available for purchase.

Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame and Museum
Opens @ 3:30 pm
Admission to the Hall of Fame & Museum: FREE
Check Out Their Page For Special Happenings!

Speedway Office Phone: 518-915-4395
Speedway Address: 21 South Bridge Street, Fonda, NY 12068
Speedway E-Mail: fondaspdwy@gmail.com
Speedway Website: www.thefondaspeedway.com
Speedway Twitter: @thefondaspdwy
Speedway Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefondaspdwy

5TH ANNUAL BILL AG MATCH RACE INFORMATION
Some News Regarding The Rescheduled Bill Ag Memorial Dash At Fonda, Scheduled For June 29th!

Bill Ag Modified Elimination Race to Add Another Round

The Bill Ag Modified Elimination Race was only able to get the Win And You’re In portion of the event completed before speedway officials cancelled the remainder of the show due to persistent rain.

Josh Hohenforst outdueled David Schilling to earn $200 and a spot in the Bill Ag Elimination Race. David Schilling took home $100 and will now be in the draw for drivers 6-10 in modified points to round out the field. It was decided that since the Elimination Race was started the top 10 in points as of Saturday June 15th would be locked in and eligible for the rescheduled event.

With the rescheduled date, it is anticipated that Stewart Friesen will now be in attendance June 29th. Since Josh Hohenforst raced his way into the event, race organizers have decided to add another round to the Bill Ag Modified Elimination Race allowing 7 competitors to take part in the unique event. Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo has added $250 to the additional round and race organizers hope to increase the amount prior to the event.

UPDATE 6/26
Saturday June 29th The Bill Ag Modified Elimination Race

Win and You’re In *Josh Hohenforst
Winner-$200 and In The Elimination Event
$100 Zach Dufel
$100 DirtTrackDigest

Loser-$100 DirtTrackDigest * David Schilling

Round 1- $525
$250 Rick and Tom Kietlinski
$100 Parks Companies/Tadd Parks
$75 Jay DeTraglia
$50 In Memory of Wayne Hazzard
$50 Chrissy Anagnostopulos

Round 2- $737.12
$512.12 In Memory of “Featherfoot” Don Rose
Camp Can Opener
Pat Rose/Bill Rose/James Yesse/Brad Scanlon/Chris J Brown/Chris Kocjan
$100 Parks Companies/Tadd Parks
$75 Jay DeTraglia
$50 Chrissy Anagnostopulos

Round 3- $400
$250 Fonda Speedway
$100 Winner’s Circle Restaurant Staff
$50 Chrissy Anagnostopulos

Round 4- $475
$250 Harry and Shelly Shaffer
$100 Parks Companies/Tadd Parks
$50 Chrissy Anagnostopulos
$75 Jay DeTraglia

Round 5- $525
$250 Swagger Factory Apparel/Michael Jackson
$100 Chrissy Anagnostopulos
$100 Parks Companies/Tadd Parks
$75 Jay DeTraglia

Final Round- $1,200
$1,000 DirtTrackDigest
Mike Mallett/Gt Smith/George Smith
$100 Jay DeTraglia
$100 Parks Companies/Tadd Parks

$100 1st driver eliminated- Sheila Dornburg
$100 2nd driver eliminated- One Zee Tees
$100 3rd driver eliminated- Winner’s Circle Restaurant Staff
$100 4th driver eliminated- Mimi Lazzaro
$100 5th driver eliminated- Gary & Cindy Eckerson
$100 Final driver eliminated- Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series/Laurie Fallis

Final Driver Chosen by Draw- $100 donated by Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour/Thomas Coughlin

Last Man Left (Last Driver Chosen for Final Round) $100 In Memory of Vern Wagoner- donated by Pat Rose

Fastest Elimination Race Lap- $100 donated by Larry Wrobel Sr.

1st Heat Race Winner- $100 One Zee Tees
2nd Heat Race Winner- $100 In Memory of Bill Ag
3rd Heat Race Winner- $100 In Memory of Bill Ag

7th Place Modified Feature- $100 Chrissy Anagnostopulos
16th Place Modified Feature- $100 Chrissy Anagnostopulos

Modified Feature Hard Charger- $100
In Memory of Bill Ag

14TH ANNUAL HONDO CLASSIC INFORMATION

Oversized Winner’s Check Donated by JK Motorsports Concepts and Sign Design/Jeff Karabin

BONUS Sponsor Amount Value
Winner Irwin & Sons Farm $125.00 $125.00
Winner Melissa Lazzaro $100.00 $100.00
Winner Bobco Racing Video DVD $20.00
Winner Karma Motorsports Magic Hat #9 Beer $15.00
2nd Place Bulldog Concrete $99.00 $99.00
2nd Place Super Suds Glenville $30.00 $30.00
2nd Place Karma Motorsports Magic Hat #9 Beer $15.00
3rd Place Edwards Food Service In Memory of Charlie Fox $100.00 $100.00
2nd Place Karma Motorsports Magic Hat #9 Beer $15.00
4th Place Larry Carpenter, Jr. $50.00 $50.00
4th Place Jay’s Landscaping, Tree and Lawn Care $25.00 $25.00
5th Place Jay’s Landscaping, Tree and Lawn Care $25.00 $25.00
6th Place Morrison Truck & Auto Repair $25.00 $25.00
7th Place Morrison Truck & Auto Repair $25.00 $25.00
8th Place Morrison Truck & Auto Repair $25.00 $25.00
9th Place Morrison Truck & Auto Repair $25.00 $25.00
9th Place Stone Motorsports $50.00 $50.00
10th Place Joslin Racing $25.00 $25.00
11th Place Joslin Racing $25.00 $25.00
12th Place Joslin Racing $25.00 $25.00
13th Place Haslun Racing $50.00 $50.00
14th Place Joslin Racing $25.00 $25.00 15th Place Ballard/VanWert Racing $51.00 $51.00
16th Place Rocky Warner In Memory of Don “The Silver Fox” Warner $40.00 $40.00
17th Place Bobco Racing Video $9.00 $9.00
18th Place Bobco Racing Video $9.00 $9.00
19th Place Bobco Racing Video $9.00 $9.00
20th Place Bobco Racing Video $9.00 $9.00
21st Place Bobco Racing Video $9.00 $9.00
22nd Place Bobco Racing Video $9.00 $9.00
23rd Place Bobco Racing Video $9.00 $9.00
24th Place Bobco Racing Video $9.00 $9.00
25th Place Bobco Racing Video $9.00 $9.00
26th Place Bobco Racing Video $9.00 $9.00
27th Place Bobco Racing Video $9.00 $9.00
28th Place Bobco Racing Video $9.00 $9.00
Heat Race 1 Winner J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $75.00 $75.00
Heat Race 1 Winner Stone Motorsports $25 Gift Cert. $25.00
Heat Race 1 2nd Place J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $50.00 $50.00
Heat Race 1 3rd Place J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $25.00 $25.00
Heat Race 2 Winner J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $75.00 $75.00
Heat Race 2 Winner Stone Motorsports $25 Gift Cert. $25.00
Heat Race 2 2nd Place J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $50.00 $50.00
Heat Race 2 3rd Place J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $25.00 $25.00
Heat Race 3 Winner J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $75.00 $75.00
Heat Race 3 Winner Stone Motorsports $25 Gift Cert. $25.00
Heat Race 3 2nd Place J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $50.00 $50.00
Heat Race 3 3rd Place J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $25.00 $25.00
Lap 1 Leader Mortensen Racing 1B Brett Mortensen & 1M Mark Mortensen $20.00 $20.00
Lap 2 Leader Dave Horning, Jr. & Sr. In Memory of Kim Horning $20.00 $20.00
Lap 2 Leader Fonda Safety Team $25.00 $25.00
Lap 2 Leader Stone Motorsports $25.00 $25.00
Lap 3 Leader Gates Racing Team $25.00 $25.00
Lap 3 Leader Dave Horning, Jr. & Sr. In Memory of Corey Dutcher $20.00 $20.00
Lap 4 Leader Bulldog Concrete $50.00 $50.00
Lap 5 Leader Gates Racing Team $25.00 $25.00
Lap 6 Leader Trinova, Inc. $40.00 $40.00
Lap 7 Leader Richard Parry $25.00 $25.00
Lap 7 Leader Stone Motorsports $25.00 $25.00

Lap 8 Leader Leeann Achzet In Memory of Fonda HOF Lee Achzet $81.00 $81.00
Lap 8 2nd Place Leeann Achzet $35.00 $35.00
Lap 9 Leader J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $50.00 $50.00
Lap 9 Leader Stone Motorsports $25.00 $25.00
Lap 10 Leader NAPA Heavy Duty of Amsterdam $77.00 $77.00
Lap 11 Leader Friers Family In Memory of Steve Bidwell $61.00 $61.00
Lap 11 11th Place Friers Family In Memory of Steve Bidwell $50.00 $50.00
Lap 12 Leader Bulldog Concrete $50.00 $50.00
Lap 13 Leader Haslun Racing $50.00 $50.00
Lap 14 Leader Richard Parry $25.00 $25.00
Lap 15 Leader Stone Motorsports $25.00 $25.00
Lap 16 Leader Matt & Chrissy Galusha In Memory of Poppa Ray Galusha $23.00 $23.00
Lap 17 Leader Dave Horning, Jr. & Sr. In Memory of Chris Polenski & Hondo $20.00 $20.00
Lap 17 Leader Super Suds Glenville $20.00 $20.00
Lap 18 Leader Trish & Jay Ingersoll In Memory of Max Phillips $25.00 $25.00
Lap 19 Leader Tom Czaban $25.00 $25.00
Lap 20 Leader Dave Horning Jr. & Sr. In Memory of Tim Sullivan & Mark Horning $20.00 $20.00
Lap 21 Leader Smith’s Plowing & Hauling $30.00 $30.00
Lap 22 Leader Casey Racing $25.00 $25.00
Lap 23 Leader Fox 23 Fast Track Alumni $23.00 $23.00
Lap 24 Leader Casey Racing $25.00 $25.00
Lap 25 Leader Kelley Keefe In memory of Brian Goss, Jr. $20.00 $20.00
Lap 26 Leader Aaron Burton $26.00 $26.00
Lap 27 Leader Frank’s Heavy Duty $77.00 $77.00
Lap 28 Leader Mortensen Racing 1B Brett Mortensen & 1M Mark Mortensen $25.00 $25.00
Lap 29 Leader Dumblewski Racing $77.00 $77.00
Hondo’s Lunch
Last Place Finisher Joe Achzet $25.00 $25.00
Hard Luck Stone Motorsports $50.00 $50.00
Fastest Time Ed Lamberton’s Wheel People Show $99.00 $99.00
1st NYSSCA Member NYSSCA In Memory of Jim Langenback $54.00 $54.00
2nd NYSSCA Member NYSSCA $50.00 $50.00
3rd NYSSCA Member NYSSCA $50.00 $50.00
Each Driver Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour $5.00 $150.00
Total Prize Values $3,386.00
Thanks to Scott Govertson of GFAB Graphix for donating the screen charges and $250 towards our shirts, for the drivers and to Ed Lamberton for donating $100 as well.
Thanks to The Buckley Family for supplying our goodie bags for each driver.
Thanks to Joe Achzet for designing our Commemorative Victory Lane sign.
Thanks to Kelly’s Pharmacy in Greenville and Coxsackie for donating our trophies for the top three finishers.

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