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$53,000-to-Win Fonda 200 Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Q: What is the weekend Schedule of Events?
A: The complete Fonda 200 Schedule of Events can be found at the following link:
http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Fonda200WeekendScheduleofEvents.pdf

Q: Are tickets still available?
A: Yes, tickets are still available. There are some remaining Reserved seats in the covered grandstand available plus general admission seating (the aluminum grandstands outside turns three and four).

Q: Can I still get a Reserved Seat?
A: Yes, you can call the office at 518.915.4395.

Q: Where can I get a Reserved Seat on race weekend?
A: All Reserved Seats will be sold at Gate 2, just past the Covered Grandstand.

Q: What are the weekend costs for the Grandstands?
A:  Weekend Grandstand Passes –
Adult Reserved: $62
Adult Unreserved: $55
Kids 11 and under FREE

Q: What are the daily costs for the Grandstands?
A: Thursday –
FREE

Friday –
Adult Reserved: $25
Adult Unreserved: $22
Kids 11 and under FREE

Saturday –
Adult Reserved: $40
Adult Unreserved: $35
Kids 11 and under FREE

Q: When will General Admission Passes Go on sale?
A: General Admission passes will be on sale starting on Friday at 1 p.m.

Q: What is the Blanket Policy for General Admission seating?
A: All blankets have been removed going into the weekend. Blankets may be left from Friday starting at 3 p.m. to Saturday.

Q: Are there camping spots left?
A: There are a very limited number of “dry camping” (no hook-ups) spots left on-site. Call the speedway office at 518.915.4395 to reserve yours!

Q: What are the weekend costs for the Pit Area?
A: Weekend Pit Passes –
Three-Day Pass (with Fonda Speedway license): $95
Three-Day Pass (no license): $110
Two-Day Pass (with Fonda Speedway license): $75
Two-Day Pass (no license): $85

Q: What are the daily costs for the pit area?
A: Thursday –
$25 (no license)
$20 (with Fonda Speedway license)

Friday –
$40 (no license)
$35 (with Fonda Speedway license)

Saturday –
$50 (no license)
$45 (with Fonda Speedway license)

Q: What are Kids Prices for the Pit Area?
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: Kids ages 6-12 pay $10 and Children 5 and under are $2

Q: What is the cooler policy?
A: A six-pack-size cooler is permitted. No glass bottles or outside alcohol.

Q: Is there alcohol available?
A: Yes, there is a Beer Booth beneath the Covered Grandstand.

Q: Can I watch from the infield?
A: Yes, you can. All those in the infield must have a pit wristband and obey all signage for restricted areas.

Q: Is there an ATM available?
A:
Yes, there is an ATM located inside the turn-one Gate.

Q: What is the Re-Entry Policy?
A: Re-entry is permitted with the proper tickets/wristbands.

Q: Is there overflow parking?
A: Yes, there is overflow parking, free of charge, on the backside of the property. Please follow directions of Security. A tram will be running to drop those parking out back at the Pit Gate or Grandstand Gate. There is also a second overflow across the street on Village Property. There will be a daily charge for this parking.

Q: What is the policy for Personal Vehicles in the pit area?
A: Personal vehicles will not be permitted to enter the pit area in the traditional gate once the pits are open. Personal vehicles will be re-routed by security to the field adjacent to Camping Sections F & G.  There is a $10 weekend charge for this parking or $5 per day.

Q: Will the concession stands serve breakfast?
A: The main concession stand, located at Gate 2, will be open for breakfast from 9-11 a.m. on Friday and Saturday mornings.

Q: Are golf carts and ATVs permitted?
A: Yes, there is a $25 Weekend Permit available for Golf Carts & ATVS.

Q: Is there a cost for the Tompkins Drive concert in the Entertainment Building on Friday night?
A: No, the concert is FREE of charge for those with wristbands and/or ticket stubs.

Any additional specific questions can be directed to the Fonda Speedway office at 518.915.4395.

The Fonda 200 Tradition Returns This Weekend, Sept. 26-28, at the Track of Champions

FONDA, NY – In the words of Gustav Mahler, “Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.”

After a 17-year absence, an auto race built on tradition returns this weekend at the legendary Fonda Speedway. A new chapter will be written in the legacy that is the Fonda 200 Thursday-Saturday Sept. 26-28.

The list of past winners includes pioneers, legends and Hall of Fame drivers who have been able to conquer the Track of Champions for 200 laps.

This weekend, $53,000 awaits the winner of the 200-lap Sunoco Modified event that headlines the three-day racing festival. This is the single richest event in the history of Fonda Speedway with an A-Main purse structure of $125,675 minimum.

Brett Hearn has enjoyed more success than any other driver in the 200 with four victories including the most recent edition in 2002. It is quite possible that Hearn will be the only past winner in the field this weekend with the Madsen Motorsports No. 20.

Many new names would like nothing more than to put their name on the win list for the 200.

Stewart Friesen, while not on the road with the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, has been the dominant driver at Fonda Speedway over the last decade and is a leading contender for the 200 victory. His wife, Jessica, will complete a two-car Friesen family effort for the 200.

Matt Sheppard has been the leading dirt Modified winner of late regardless of track or sanction. Sheppard won the $8,000 Fonda Speedway Season Opener and finished a close second in the July Short Track Super Series event.

Tim Fuller, a former Fonda champion and the winner of the 2018 season finale at the track, jumps into the Adirondack Motorsports No. 24 for the event with backing from St. Lawrence Radiology.

The combination of Billy Decker and Jeremy Smith racing, who won the Short Track Super Series North Region title in 2018, are loaded for a 200-lap assault on Fonda. Decker has won many crown-jewel races in the Northeast and has his eye on this classic.

Last weekend’s big winners – Mike Gular in the Grandview (Pa.) Speedway Freedom 76 and Demetrios Drellos at Albany-Saratoga (N.Y.) Speedway – will both be in the field with momentum on their side. Gular will be aboard the Terry Fasnacht No. 2A and Drellos reuniting with the Nelson Motorsports operation.

Andy Bachetti enjoyed his strongest Fonda outing to date in the July Short Track Super Series stop and will return to challenge in the Fonda 200.

Anthony Perrego, the Orange County (N.Y.) Fair Speedway small-block Modified champion, utilized the Sept. 14 event as a shakedown for the 200 with Ray Graham’s No. 18. He finished second to Friesen and has high hopes for a $53,000 performance.

Mike Mahaney has enjoyed outstanding winning performances at Fonda, including a $12,000 payday in 2012. Mahaney will be in the house this weekend driving the George Huttig No. 35.

Orange County Fair Speedway regulars Allison Ricci and Roger Henion Jr. competed in part-time schedules at Fonda to get up to speed during the 2019 season. Both will be back looking for 200 glory.

The BBL team of Brian Gleason and Matt DeLorenzo will be out in full force for the weekend. Gleason ran as a regular at Fonda this season, while DeLorenzo made only select appearances.

Teenager Alex Yankowski has been making a name for himself on the rugged Pennsylvania 358-Modified circuit and hopes to

The Fonda Saturday night competitors typically defend their home turf well in higher-paying events.

Rocky Warner is on the heels of a career defining Fonda season aboard Jake Spraker’s No. 1J, taking the track championship. Warner already won the Vermont 200 at Devil’s Bowl (Vt.) Speedway and is geared up for the post-season classic.

The father-and-son combination of Bobby Varin in the Palmer’s Service Center No. 76 and Danny Varin driving the Ed Monger No. 93 both reached Victory Lane at Fonda this season and will be ready to challenge for the $53,000.

Dave Constantino emerged into a Sunoco Modified contender with the Laudy Hoyenga No. 34, winning his first Fonda feature this season. The second-generation driver is ready to tackle the 200.

Josh Hohenforst is a guaranteed 200 starter via his victory at Glen Ridge (N.Y.) Motorsports Park earlier this month. He joins fellow Fonda regulars David Schilling (rebuilt after a hard crash in the most recent event), Pep Corradi, Craig Hanson, Scott Huber, Aaron Jacobs, Brian Pessolano, Kory Wilder, Steve Akers and more making a run at the 200.

Thursday (Sept. 26) is reserved for camper and trailer parking in addition to open practice for those seeking lap time on the famed Track of Champions layout.

Friday (Sept. 27) will include 15-lap qualifying races for the Sunoco Modifieds, the Patriot Sprint Tour with a full program plus a make-up feature event postponed by rain on May 25, Pro Stocks competing for $1,000 to win, Trackside Body Works Street Stocks in a $500-to-win event and Four Cylinder Cruisers.

Saturday (Sept. 28) will be reserved for Modified Last Chance Qualifiers (15 laps each), Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,500 to win) and the 200 finale.

Reserved grandstand tickets are available now and can be obtained by calling the speedway office at 518.915.4395 and leaving a message for Angela Hanson. Office hours for walk-up sales are posted on the speedway Facebook page as well.

A Fonda 200 information page can be found on the speedway website: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/fonda-200/

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.

Fonda 200 History of Winners

1955: Junior Johnson (NASCAR Grand National)
1963: Steve Danish
1964: Bill Wimble
1966: David Pearson (NASCAR Grand National)
1967: Richard Petty (NASCAR Grand National)
1968: Richard Petty (NASCAR Grand National)
1969: Lou Lazzaro
1970: Harry Peek
1983: Charlie Rudolph
1984: Jimmy Horton
1985: Charlie Rudolph
1986: Jack Johnson
1987: Kenny Brightbill
1988: Jack Johnson
1989: Mike Romano
1990: Doug Hoffman
1991: Doug Hoffman
1992: Bob McCreadie
1993: Bob McCreadie
1994: Jimmy Horton
1995: Brett Hearn
1997: Brett Hearn
1998: Brett Hearn
1999: Steve Paine
2000: Kenny Tremont
2001: Doug Hoffman
2002: Brett Hearn
2019: ???

Teo-Pro Car Giveaway Saturday, September 28 During Fonda 200 Weekend

On Saturday of the Fonda 200 weekend, a drawing will be held amongst open-wheel competitors at Fonda Speedway with perfect attendance during the 2019 season. The winner takes home a brand-new Teo-Pro chassis outfitted with body mounts.

Drivers must have attended every event, points or non-points, in their respective divisions to be eligible for the giveaway including the Fonda 200 weekend.

Eligible drivers include –

Sunoco Modified
Rocky Warner
Bobby Varin
Danny Varin
Dave Constantino
David Schilling
Craig Hanson
Brian Gleason
Josh Hohenforst
Scott Huber

Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman
Tim Hartman Jr.
Chad Edwards
Brian Calabrese
Mark Mortensen
Cody Clark
Brian Borst
JaMike Sowle
Aaron Burton
Joe Orlando
Kurtis Hohensheldt
Griffen Mansmith

Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman
E.J. McAuliffe
Rich Christman
Brett Mortensen
John Young
Steve Wagoner
Brendan Gibbons

FONDA 200: TIMES & PRICING INFORMATION CENTER FOR SEPTEMBER 26-28

Below, the time schedule and pricing for the $53,000-to-win Fonda 200 weekend at Fonda Speedway Thursday, September 26-Saturday, September 28.

Thursday, September 26 Open Practice, Camper & Trailer Parking Begins*

Gates Open: 2 p.m. – Practice 6:30-9 p.m.
Grandstand Admission FREE – Pit Admission: $25 (no license) or $20 (with Fonda Speedway license)


Friday, September 27
A-Verdi presents Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) plus PST heldover feature from May 25, Sunoco Modified Qualifying Races, Pro Stocks $1,000 to win, Street Stocks $500 to win presented by Roberts Towing & Recovery & Four Cylinder Cruisers*

Pit Gates Open: 3 p.m. – Hot Laps: 5:45 p.m. – Racing: 7 p.m.

Friday Grandstand Admission:
Adult Reserved: $25
Adult Unreserved: $22
Kids 11 and under FREE

Friday Pit Admission:
$40 (no license)
$35 (with Fonda Speedway license)


Saturday, September 28
Fonda 200 paying $53,000 to win for Sunoco Modifieds, Modified Last Chance Races plus Crate 602 Sportsman $1,500 to win*

Gates Open: 1 p.m. – Hot Laps: 5 p.m. – Racing: 6 p.m.

Saturday Grandstand Admission:
Adult Reserved: $40
Adult Unreserved: $35
Kids 11 and under FREE

Saturday Pit Admission:
$50 (no license)
$45 (with Fonda Speedway license)

 

Weekend Grandstand Passes:
Adult Reserved: $62
Adult Unreserved: $55
Kids 11 and under FREE

Weekend Pit Passes:
Three-Day Pass (with Fonda Speedway license): $95
Three-Day Pass (no license): $110
Two-Day Pass (with Fonda Speedway license): $75
Two-Day Pass (no license): $85

WE’RE BACK: RACING RESUMES THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 HEADLINED BY $4,000-TO-WIN MODIFIEDS

After a month off, racing resumes at Fonda Speedway THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 14 with Dodson Construction Night! It’s a HUGE night of racing!
 
Sunoco Modifieds – 30 laps, $4,000 to win! Draw for heat-race starting positions!
 
King Of Dirt Racing Series Crate 602 Sportsman – 50 laps, $2,000 to win! Draw for heat-race starting positions!
 
Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks – 20 laps, $1,000 to win – Draw for heat-race starting positions!
 
CRSA Sprints – 20 laps
 
Trackside Body Works Street Stocks – 15 laps, Draw for position!
 
Four Cylinder Cruisers – 12 laps, Draw for position!
 
Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds
 
Gates: 2 p.m.
Hot Laps: 4:45 p.m.
Racing: 6 p.m.
 
Adult Admission: $16 – Seniors (ages 65 and up): $14 – Kids 11 and under FREE
 
Pit Admission: $35 (Non-Members); $30 (Fonda Members); $10 Kids (ages 6-12); Kids 5 and under pay $2

Schedule Announced for Historic Fonda 200 Weekend September 26-28

FONDA, NY – The historic return of the Fonda 200 is a race competitors and fans have earmarked on their calendars since the announcement last fall.

$53,000 awaits the winner of the 2019 Fonda 200 at Fonda Speedway, with a total pay structure of $125,675 for the Sunoco Modified main event alone. The three-day racing festival takes over the Track of Champions Thursday-Saturday Sept. 26-28.

While the Sunoco Modifieds are the headline, a full plate of racing will be offered to include the Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprint Cars, Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, Trackside Body Works Street Stocks and Four Cylinder Cruisers.

Fonda Speedway management has released the preliminary schedule of events for the return of the Fonda 200 weekend.

 

Fonda 200 Weekend Schedule of Events: Thursday-Saturday Sept. 26-28, 2019

Thursday, September 26

8 a.m. – Camper Staging Begins

9 a.m. – Camper Parking Begins (coordinated by Fonda Speedway staff)

2 p.m. – Pit Gates Open

6 p.m. – Drivers’ Meeting

6:30 p.m. – Open Practice (rotating by division)
Algonkin Motel Pro Stock
Sunoco Modified
Swagger Factory Apparel Sportsman
Trackside Body Works Street Stock
Four Cylinder
Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprints

9 p.m. – Open Practice & Camper Parking End


Friday, September 27

9 a.m.-7 p.m. – Camper Parking

3 p.m. – Gates Open

5:15 p.m. – Mandatory Drivers Meeting & Sunoco Modified Qualifying Race Draw

5:45 p.m. – Patriot Sprint Tour Engine Heat followed by Hot Laps
Algonkin Motel Pro Stock
Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprint Car
Sunoco Modified
Trackside Body Work Street Stocks
Four Cylinder Cruisers

6:55 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies & National Anthem

7 p.m. – Racing
Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprint Car Make-Up Feature from May 25 (25 laps)
Trackside Body Works Street Stock Heats (6 laps, with more than 15 cars)
Algonkin Motel Pro Stock Heats (8 laps)

TRACK PREP (IF NEEDED)

Sunoco Modified Qualifier No. 1 (15 laps)

Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprint Car Heats (8 laps)

Sunoco Modified Qualifier No. 2 (15 laps)

Four Cylinder Cruiser Feature (12 laps)
Trackside Body Works Street Stock Feature (15 laps, $500 to win presented by Roberts Towing & Recovery)

Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprint Car Dash
Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprint Car B-Main, if needed

Sunoco Modified Qualifier No. 3

Algonkin Motel Pro Stock Feature (20 laps)

Sunoco Modified Qualifiers No. 4 & 5 (15 laps, if needed)

Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprint Car Feature (25 laps)

10-10:30 p.m. – Tompkins Drive Band LIVE at Entertainment Building

 

Saturday, September 28

1 p.m. – Gates Open

5 p.m. – Hot Laps
Crate 602 Sportsman
Sunoco Modified

5:50 p.m. – Welcome

6 p.m. – Racing
Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman Heats (8 laps)

Sunoco Modified B-Mains (15 laps)

Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman Consolations (8 laps)

BRIEF BREAK – TRACK PREP

Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman Feature (25 laps, $1,500 to win)

FONDA 200 DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS

CANADIAN & AMERICAN NATIONAL ANTHEMS

DRIVERS, START YOUR ENGINES

Sunoco Modified ‘Fonda 200’ (200 laps – $53,000 to win!)

 

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.

Brett Hearn Chases Leading Fifth Fonda 200 Victory Sept. 26-28 at the Track of Champions

FONDA, NY – Some of the sport’s most iconic names have put their name in the record books since the very first Fonda 200 was contested as a NASCAR Grand National event in 1955.

Only one driver has won it four times: Brett Hearn.

‘The Corporate Jet’ hopes to add a fifth ‘200’ victory to his resume at Fonda Speedway in 2019. The Fonda 200 returns to the Track of Champions Thursday-Saturday Sept. 26-28 with the largest purse structure ever offered at the half-mile track located just off New York State Thruway Exit 28.

$125,675, at minimum, will be offered to Sunoco big-block/small-block Modified competitors in the 200-lap event with $53,000 reserved for the winner.

Hearn broke through as a winner of the 200 for the first time in 1995. After the ’96 event fell to weather, Hearn recorded back-to-back triumphs in ’97 and ’98.

The most recent 200 took place 17 years ago in 2002. That marked Hearn’s fourth triumph in the prestigious event.

The Madsen Motorsports No. 20 operation has filed its entry for the revival of the 200 at the end of September.

Rules and Race Procedures for the 200 have been posted at the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fonda200RulesandProcedures.pdf

The Registration Form for Modifieds can be found here. Teams can save $50 on registration if entered by Sept. 7: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fonda200ModifiedEntryForm.pdf

Complete Fonda 200 payout information is on the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fonda200Payout.pdf

Thursday (Sept. 26) is reserved for camper and trailer parking in addition to open practice for those seeking lap time on the famed Track of Champions layout.

Friday (Sept. 27) will include 15-lap qualifying races for the Sunoco Modifieds, the Patriot Sprint Tour with a full program plus a make-up feature event postponed by rain on May 25, Pro Stocks competing for $1,000 to win, Trackside Body Works Street Stocks in a $500-to-win event and Four Cylinder Cruisers.

Saturday (Sept. 28) will be reserved for Modified Last Chance Qualifiers (15 laps each), Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,500 to win) and the 200 finale.

Reserved grandstand tickets are available now and can be obtained by calling the speedway office at 518.915.4395 and leaving a message for Angela Hanson. Office hours for walk-up sales are posted on the speedway Facebook page as well.

A Fonda 200 information page can be found on the speedway website: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/fonda-200/

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.

Fonda 200 History of Winners

1955: Junior Johnson (NASCAR Grand National)
1963: Steve Danish
1964: Bill Wimble
1966: David Pearson (NASCAR Grand National)
1967: Richard Petty (NASCAR Grand National)
1968: Richard Petty (NASCAR Grand National)
1969: Lou Lazzaro
1970: Harry Peek
1983: Charlie Rudolph
1984: Jimmy Horton
1985: Charlie Rudolph
1986: Jack Johnson
1987: Kenny Brightbill
1988: Jack Johnson
1989: Mike Romano
1990: Doug Hoffman
1991: Doug Hoffman
1992: Bob McCreadie
1993: Bob McCreadie
1994: Jimmy Horton
1995: Brett Hearn
1997: Brett Hearn
1998: Brett Hearn
1999: Steve Paine
2000: Kenny Tremont
2001: Doug Hoffman
2002: Brett Hearn
2019: ???

The Break Is Over: Racing Resumes at Fonda Speedway Saturday, September 14

FONDA, NY – On September 14, the break is over.

Following a one-month setup, teardown and the 178th annual Fonda Fair, racing resumes at Fonda Speedway on the 14th as a prelude to the Fonda 200 weekend on September 26-28. A huge program of racing is in store for the famed Track of Champions presented by Dodson Construction.

Sunoco Modifieds lead the docket racing for a boosted $4,000 to win for 30 laps, the final shakedown prior to the $53,000-to-win Fonda 200. This event will feature a draw for heat-race starting positions with a redraw of top qualifiers for the main. The tire rule is relaxed to allow American Racer 33 or harder tires across the front; 44 or harder left-rear; 48 or harder right-rear. All other Fonda rules remain in effect.

The Vermont-based King of Dirt Series makes its first pilgrimage to Fonda of 2019 in the Northeast Crate Nationals 50-lapper paying a huge $2,000 to win, $1,000 for second, $300 for 10th and $150 just to take the green flag! This event also pays tow money: $75 per car.

American Racer or Hoosier tires will be permitted for the Northeast Crate Nationals per King of Dirt Series rules.

For the second time in 2019, the Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA 305 Sprint Cars roll into Fonda with their winged brand of excitement.

Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks will race 20 laps for an increased $1,000 to win. This event will be run under a draw/redraw format and both American Racer and Hoosier tires will be permitted.

Completing the program are feature events for the Trackside Body Works Street Stocks, Four Cylinder Cruisers and the season finale for the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series.

Gates open at 2 p.m. Hot laps will hit the track at 4:45 p.m. led by CRSA Sprint Car engine heat. Racing gets the green at 6 p.m.

Adult admission is $16. Seniors (ages 65 and above) pay $14. Kids 11 and under are FREE.

Pit admission is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Kids (ages 6-12) pay $10 in the pits and Children 5 and under pay $2.

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.

$125,675 Minimum Main Event Purse Set for Return of Fonda 200 September 26-28

FONDA, NY – Over the long and storied history of Fonda Speedway, this one will stand out.

The Fonda 200 returns to the Track of Champions Thursday-Saturday Sept. 26-28 with the largest purse structure ever offered at the half-mile track located just off New York State Thruway Exit 28.

$125,675, at minimum, will be distributed to Sunoco big-block/small-block Modified competitors in the 200-lap event.

Of course, the much-talked-about $53,000 top prize has been the buzz of the Modified community since its announcement in January. But the payout through the event’s starting field is lucrative, as well.

At the end of 200 laps, the winner will receive the aforementioned $53,000-plus. Second-place takes home $20,000, followed by $10,000 for third, $7,000 for fourth and $4,000 for fifth.

The remainder of the top-10 pays as follows: sixth – $3,000; seventh – $2,500; eighth – $2,250; ninth – $2,000; and 10th – $1,750.

15th-place in this event offers $1,000, with $600 reserved to take the green.

All non-qualifiers starting a B-Main will leave with at least $100.

The Fonda 200 was run most recently in 2002 with Brett Hearn taking the victory. The very first 200 was contested in 1955.

Rules and Race Procedures for the 200 have been posted at the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fonda200RulesandProcedures.pdf

The Registration Form for Modifieds can be found here. Teams can save $50 on registration if entered by Sept. 7: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fonda200ModifiedEntryForm.pdf

Complete Fonda 200 payout information is on the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fonda200Payout.pdf

Thursday (Sept. 26) is reserved for camper and trailer parking in addition to open practice for those seeking lap time on the famed Track of Champions layout.

Friday (Sept. 27) will include 15-lap qualifying races for the Sunoco Modifieds, the Patriot Sprint Tour with a full program plus a make-up feature event postponed by rain on May 25, Pro Stocks competing for $1,000 to win, Trackside Body Works Street Stocks in a $500-to-win event and Four Cylinder Cruisers.

Saturday (Sept. 28) will be reserved for Modified Last Chance Qualifiers (15 laps each), Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,500 to win) and the 200 finale.

Reserved grandstand tickets are available now and can be obtained by calling the speedway office at 518.915.4395 and leaving a message for Angela Hanson. Office hours for walk-up sales are posted on the speedway Facebook page as well.

A Fonda 200 information page can be found on the speedway website: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/fonda-200/

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.

Fonda 200 History of Winners

1955: Junior Johnson (NASCAR Grand National)
1963: Steve Danish
1964: Bill Wimble
1966: David Pearson (NASCAR Grand National)
1967: Richard Petty (NASCAR Grand National)
1968: Richard Petty (NASCAR Grand National)
1969: Lou Lazzaro
1970: Harry Peek
1983: Charlie Rudolph
1984: Jimmy Horton
1985: Charlie Rudolph
1986: Jack Johnson
1987: Kenny Brightbill
1988: Jack Johnson
1989: Mike Romano
1990: Doug Hoffman
1991: Doug Hoffman
1992: Bob McCreadie
1993: Bob McCreadie
1994: Jimmy Horton
1995: Brett Hearn
1997: Brett Hearn
1998: Brett Hearn
1999: Steve Paine
2000: Kenny Tremont
2001: Doug Hoffman
2002: Brett Hearn
2019: ???

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