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Affordable $11 Weekly Admission Returns plus ‘Dollar Night’ and Two ‘$5 Nights’ at Fonda Speedway

FONDA, NY – An affordable night of entertainment.

That remains the focus for management of Fonda Speedway as the 2020 race season approaches on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds track.

The BD Motorsports Media-led management team has announced the return of $11 Adult grandstand admission for standard weekly events during the ’20 campaign at the Track of Champions. Seniors (ages 65 and up) pay $9. Kids 11 and under are FREE.

“We were very pleased with the resurgence of fans last year at the speedway,” Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo said. “We saw some impressive numbers all year long and that was evident through our 50/50 winning shares. This season we want to continue our growth by giving families a night out at a reasonable price.”

Parks Companies has teamed up to present a HUGE $11 program on April 25 at Fonda. Sunoco Modifieds will race for an $8,000 top prize and fans will see no increase in admission!

After a massive fan turnout last season, the ‘Dollar Night’ is back on the Fonda schedule for May 9. This event features $1, yes $1, grandstand admission for a complete program including the Sunoco Modifieds. In ’19, more than 4,000 race fans turned out for the ‘Dollar Night’ promotion.

New for the ’20 season are two events offering $5 grandstand admission.

The first $5 Night is presented by Bob Hilbert Sportswear on June 6. The event will include the popular Hondo Classic for the Pro Stock division, a pre-race Fan Meet and Greet and NYSCCA Safety Awards. Fans will see a complete night of stock car racing for just $5.

A second $5 program takes place on Aug. 1 with a Sunoco Modified-headlined show that includes all weekly classes and the Four Cylinder Cruisers.

Select special events on the schedule do offer admission increases. The entire ’20 schedule has been posted on the Fonda Speedway website at: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/2020-schedule-of-events/

Season passes for both the grandstand and pit areas and pit licenses are on sale. Access the forms at the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/forms/

The unofficial kickoff to the Fonda Speedway 2020 season takes place at the Via Port Rotterdam March 27-29 with the Fonda Speedway Race Car Show during mall hours.

The resurfaced Fonda oval will see its first on-track action on Saturday, April 11 with an open practice session. Gates open at 2 p.m. with rounds of practice beginning at 4 p.m.

The official Season Opener is planned for Saturday, April 18 featuring the Sunoco Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks kick-starting their points season.

Since 1953, the ‘Track of Champions’ Fonda Speedway has hosted the best in stock car racing. 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/thefondaspeedwy or follow on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

Pro Stock Priority: $800 Weekly Winner’s Share, Special Events, Tire Giveaways Planned for 2020

FONDA, NY – The full-fender Pro Stock division at Fonda Speedway pleases the crowd at the half-mile track week-after-week.

In 2020, the division’s drivers will be rewarded even more for their efforts. Through the assistance of a weekly Fonda fan who would like to remain anonymous, the Pro Stocks compete for an increased $800 to win every week at the Track of Champions. This move means Fonda Speedway is now the highest-paying Pro Stock venue across the Northeastern United States and Canada.

“We hosted the ‘Best of 8’ Series last year and paid extra money on those nights,” Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo said. “With the help of one of our loyal fans, we will bump the winner’s share up to $800 every single night. We offered some funds on behalf of the speedway to join our sponsor making sure it could happen every Saturday.”

The total pay structure on a weekly basis for 2020 has climbed to $800 for the winner, $400 for second, $100 for 10th and $75 to take the green for a sum of $3,375.

The complete payout can be found on the Fonda Speedway website at the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/2020ProStockPayStructure.pdf

In addition to the bump in pay, a number special events have been added to the calendar for the Pro Stock racers.

$1,000-to-win events have been scheduled for May 2, July 11 and Sept. 18.

On July 4, the Pro Stock contingent will battle for a huge $1,776 top prize in the ‘Red, White and Blue’ special to celebrate our nation’s independence.

The traditional Hondo Classic race – featuring a plethora of bonuses and special awards – takes place on June 6. Twin 15-lap features are planned on Aug. 8.

American Racer, through distributor Lias Tire, returns with their giveaway program for the ’20 season. Twelve free tire certificates will be handed out to Fonda Pro Stock competitors through random drawings.

‘Cousin Luke’ Horning is the defending Pro Stock champion at Fonda. He received $1,500 for his efforts at the December Awards Banquet.

The unofficial kickoff to the Fonda Speedway 2020 season takes place at the Via Port Rotterdam March 27-29 with the Fonda Speedway Race Car Show during mall hours.

The resurfaced Fonda oval will see its first on-track action on Saturday, April 11 with an open practice session. Gates open at 2 p.m. with rounds of practice beginning at 4 p.m.

The official Season Opener is planned for Saturday, April 18 featuring the Sunoco Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks kick-starting their points season.

Since 1953, the ‘Track of Champions’ Fonda Speedway has hosted the best in stock car racing. 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/thefondaspeedwy or follow on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

Mirabito Forms Partnership with Fonda Speedway for 2020

FONDA, NY – A pair of industry leaders have joined forces for the 2020 season.

Mirabito, the leading energy products supplier for families and businesses throughout upstate New York, Pennsylvania, western Massachusetts, Vermont, and Connecticut, has entered into a marketing partnership with Fonda Speedway, the historic half-mile oval on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds hosting weekly auto racing since 1953.

The Mirabito brand will be prevalent at the ‘Track of Champions’ this race season through a full-year partnership.

Mirabito’s presence will include a 10- by 30-foot billboard along the ‘Mighty Mohawk’ on the resurfaced clay oval’s backstretch.

Race fans and competitors will benefit from $1,000 worth of complimentary Mirabito gift cards distributed via giveaways at the speedway throughout the season.

“We are very pleased to have the Mirabito brand associated with Fonda Speedway,” Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC. “Mirabito is a company with a strong history which goes hand-in-hand with the Saturday tradition of auto racing at Fonda.”

Speedway general manager Jamie Page echoed that statement.

“We’re proud to be associated with Mirabito,” he said. “The name is well-known in the area and brings added credibility to our program.”

Since 1927, Mirabito has been family owned and operated. Mirabito Energy Products offers heating oil, propane, natural gas, coal, gasoline, diesel fuels and kerosene. They also offer a complete line of home heating equipment, installation and service.

In addition to being an energy provider, Mirabito owns and operates 109 convenience stores throughout Central New York, making Mirabito a convenient stop for customers and one of the largest convenience store chains in Central New York.

To learn more, visit www.mirabito.com.

The unofficial kickoff to the Fonda Speedway 2020 season takes place at the Via Port Rotterdam March 27-29 with the Fonda Speedway Race Car Show during mall hours.

The resurfaced Fonda oval will see its first on-track action on Saturday, April 11 with an open practice session. Gates open at 2 p.m. with rounds of practice beginning at 4 p.m.

The official Season Opener is planned for Saturday, April 18 featuring the Sunoco Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks kick-starting their points season.

Since 1953, the ‘Track of Champions’ Fonda Speedway has hosted the best in stock car racing. 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/thefondaspeedwy or follow on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

Fuccillo Automotive Group Continues “Huge” Partnership with Fonda Speedway

FONDA, NY – Fuccillo Automotive Group will continue its “huge” partnership with Fonda Speedway during the 2020 season.

For the second consecutive year, Fuccillo Automotive Group joins forces with the Fonda Speedway management team for a multi-faceted marketing agreement at the legendary Montgomery County Fairgrounds facility.

Victory Lane at the hallowed ‘Track of Champions’ is a destination racers aspire to reach. Again this season, checkerboard square will carry even more meaning.

Fuccillo Automotive Group has signed on to present Victory Lane for the ‘20 season in memory of their longtime employee and avid race fan Mike Cole of Canajoharie, who worked at the Fuccillo Nelliston location. Mr. Cole passed away prior to the ’19 season.

The Wednesday, July 1 ‘Firecracker 50’ at the Track of Champions will again carry primary sponsorship from Fuccillo Automotive Group. The event offers $10,000 to win for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modifieds plus lap money and other bonuses. The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman are also on the docket receiving a $2,000 top prize.

The ‘Firecracker’ went down as the race of the entire season for many fans last summer, as Stewart Friesen rebounded from a flat tire to pass Matt Sheppard on the final turn of the final circuit of the 50-lap affair. Sparks flew as the pair raced toward starter Joe Kriss’ Sunoco checkered flags.

Tim Hartman Jr. utilized his win in the accompanying Crate 602 Sportsman 25-lap main as a springboard to the STSS North Region championship.

The Fuccillo Automotive Group ‘Firecracker 50’ will be recorded for national broadcast on MAV-TV Motorsports Network, available to more than 35 million households across the country. Last year’s broadcast drew nationwide exposure for the speedway.

There’s more! Fuccillo Automotive Group will provide Fonda Speedway with an official pace truck for the ’20 season.

Fuccillo Automotive Group boasts 28 locations in New York State and Florida with brands including Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Hyundai, Jeep, KIA, Lincoln, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Nissan, RAM, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen. To learn more, visit www.fuccillo.com.

The unofficial kickoff to the Fonda Speedway 2020 season takes place at the Via Port Rotterdam March 27-29 with the Fonda Speedway Race Car Show during mall hours.

The resurfaced Fonda oval will see its first on-track action on Saturday, April 11 with an open practice session. Gates open at 2 p.m. with rounds of practice beginning at 4 p.m.

The official Season Opener is planned for Saturday, April 18 featuring the Sunoco Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks kick-starting their points season.

Since 1953, the ‘Track of Champions’ Fonda Speedway has hosted the best in stock car racing. 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/thefondaspeedwy or follow on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

Fonda Speedway Race Car Show Set for Via Port Rotterdam March 27-29

FONDA, NY – Annually, the pre-season car show at Via Port Rotterdam serves as a kickoff to race season at Fonda Speedway.

This year, the BD Motorsports Media LLC management team of the Track of Champions will present the Fonda Speedway Race Car Show Friday-Sunday March 27-29.

Fonda Speedway staff will be on hand to distribute 2020 race schedules and will have season passes, memberships and brand-new speedway apparel from Bob Hilbert Sportswear on sale.

Race cars of all varieties are welcome to attend the show. Registration is now open. Space is limited. To register, contact Angela Hanson by e-mail at fondaspeedwayangela@gmail.com. Be sure to include name, car number, division or type of racecar and phone number. Put Car Show in the subject line.

Move-in for the show takes place on Thursday night, March 26 after mall hours. Move-out takes place on Sunday, March 27.

Fonda Speedway regulars attending the show will receive a complimentary pit pass for a Saturday night show at the speedway. There will also be drawings for three American Racer Tires and a 54-gallon drum of Sunoco Race Fuels.

Via Port Rotterdam is located at 93 W Campbell Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306 and can be found on the web at www.viaportrotterdam.com.

Complete show guidelines will be released in the coming days.

Fonda Speedway will also be represented with a display at the Syracuse Motorsports Expo at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday-Sunday March 14-15.

On-track action on the newly resurfaced half-mile oval gets underway on Saturday, April 11 with an Open Practice session. One week later – on April 18 – the first official green flag flies with the Sunoco Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks in competition.

The complete 2020 Fonda Speedway schedule is online at the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/2020-schedule-of-events.

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.

Dirt Track Digest TV Coming Home to Broadcast Weekly Action from the Fonda Speedway

FONDA, NY – Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz only finds her way back home after repeating the phrase, ‘there’s no place like home.’

The Fonda Speedway was the home track to all three of the current owners of Dirt Track Digest.  Current owner George Smith continues to call Fonda home on Saturday night’s while co-owners GT Smith and Mike Mallett continue to look forward each chance they get to visit the Track of Champions.

In 2020, Dirt Track Digest TV is making its way home.

While in negotiations to broadcast the Short Track Super Series with BD Motorsports Media owner Brett Deyo, a deal was also reached to bring Fonda Speedway action to the weekly pay-per-view line-up.

“I grew up at Fonda Speedway,” commented DTD co-owner GT Smith.  “I live in Florida now, but Fonda Speedway will always be my home.  I spent all of my Saturday nights as a kid at Fonda until my early 20’s.  I couldn’t be happier to make a deal with Brett Deyo to bring Fonda Speedway to more people.”

In 2019, Dirt Track Digest TV broadcast a handful of races from the Track of Champions including the season opener, the Firecracker 50 as well as the season ending Fonda 200 weekend.  Dirt Track Digest partner FLX Media Group also produced the Firecracker event for broadcast across the country on MAV-TV. As a result of the success of those events, Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo showed interest in adding more events to the 2020 schedule.  DTD TV was happy to oblige.

“Fonda Speedway has some of the best racing around,” said Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo.  “We have great crowds every week, but we aren’t satisfied with that. We want people from all over the country to be able to watch the phenomenal racing when they can’t be here with us.”

The first broadcast of 2020 at the Fonda Speedway is slated for April 18 with the season opener before April 25 the Modified division races for $8,000 to win on April 25.  Fonda 200 weekend is again slated for September with racing on the 18th and 19th of the month with the $53,000 200-lap finale taking center stage on the 19th.

Full 2020 Fonda Speedway broadcast schedule:

April 18 – Season Opener: complete program

April 25 – Fonda Loyalty Night – $8,000-to-win Sunoco Modifieds – complete program plus Four Cylinder Cruisers

May 2 – Complete Program plus Four Cylinder Cruisers – $1,000-to-win Pro Stock

May 9 – Dollar Night – $1 Grandstand Admission – All divisions plus Four Cylinder Cruisers – Flowers & Giveaways for Moms in Attendance!

May 16 – Lou Lazzaro Memorial Night: Sunoco Modifieds: 44 laps, $4,444 to win plus other bonuses – $4 off admission with Lou Lazzaro tee-shirt

May 23 M.W. Roosevelt & Son/Roosevelt Towing & Recovery Dave Lape Tribute Night: Sunoco Modified Twin 22s – complete program plus Four Cylinder Cruisers

May 30 Yurkewecz Auto Crushers NightComplete program plus Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series (rain date for Dollar Night) – Regional Animal Shelter Benefit

June 6 – Bob Hilbert Sportswear $5 Night$5 Grandstand Admission & NYSCCA Safety Night Pro Stock Hondo Classic – Complete program plus Four Cylinder Cruisers – Meet & Greet Night

June 13 – A-Verdi Storage Containers Hall of Fame Night – A-Verdi Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprint Cars Earl Halaquist Memorial – complete program plus Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds

June 20 Kelly’s Meat Market Night – Bill Ag Tribute Modified Elimination Races – Giveaways for Dads in Attendance!

June 27 – School House Pools Night – Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars (first time ever) – complete program plus Four Cylinder Cruisers

Wednesday, July 1 – Fuccillo Automotive Group Firecracker 50: Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Modifieds 50 laps, $10,000 to win plus STSS Crate 602 Sportsman 25 laps, $2,000 to win

July 4 – Red, White & Blue Special: Fireworks Extravaganza – Dollar Dog Night – Complete program, $1,776-to-win Pro Stocks plus Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds

July 11 – Sampson Motorcar/Yellow Transportation Night – complete program, $1,000-to-win Pro Stocks plus Four Cylinder Cruisers

July 18 – One Zee Tees presents Autism Awareness Night – Sunoco Modified Twin 20s plus Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series

July 25 – Complete program plus CRSA Sprint Cars

August 1 – $5 Night – $5 Grandstand Admission – all divisions plus Four Cylinder Cruisers

August 8 – Complete program – Pro Stock Twin 15s

August 15 – Benjamin Moore Paints Championship Night – All divisions plus Four Cylinder Cruisers and Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds

FONDA 200 WEEKEND: THURSDAY-SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17-19

Thursday, September 17 – Camper/Trailer Parking & Open Practice

Friday, September 18 – Sunoco Modified Qualifying Races, CRSA Sprint Cars, Pro Stock $1,000 to win, Street Stocks $500 to win, Four Cylinder Cruisers

Saturday, September 19 – $53,000-to-win Sunoco Modified Fonda 200 plus Crate 602 Sportsman $1,500 to win

 

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Short Track Super Series, Fonda & Georgetown Speedways Selected As EMPA ‘Promotional Effort of the Year’

MILLSBORO, DE – BD Motorsports Media LLC has been selected by the membership of the Eastern Motorsport Press Association (EMPA) to receive the ‘Promotional Effort of the Year’ recognition.

Founded in 1969, EMPA is an organization of professional writers, broadcasters, announcers, videographers and photographers working in the motorsports industry, along with associate and corporate members.

The ceremony and awards dinner, presented by NASCAR, takes place on Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia, Pa., as part of the 47th annual EMPA convention.

The distinction – voted upon by members of EMPA – recognizes the BD Motorsports Media-run Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco, Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway and Georgetown (Del.) Speedway.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the EMPA membership,” Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC said. “This is a credit to our whole team. There are so many people who work hard throughout the race season on our behalf to keep a touring series and two tracks, located six hours apart, operating successfully.”

The Short Track Super Series broke new ground in 2019 with the most lucrative dirt Modified championship payout in the nation. By winning the Insinger Performance/Sunoco Race Fuels ‘Grand Championship’ encompassing the STSS North and South regions and the American Racer Cup, Matt Sheppard of Savannah, N.Y., will receive $58,500 cash.

The STSS Modified circuit completed events in four states – New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania – while maintaining an average car count of 41.7 per event. 291 competitors took part in at least one Modified event. The Crate 602 Sportsman series saw 232 entrants received over the 11 total races.

The first season for BD Motorsports Media promotion at the historic Fonda Speedway saw an upswing in competitor participation and fans in the grandstand. Among the season highlights were the $53,000-to-win Fonda 200 in September, the nationally televised on MAV-TV ‘Firecracker 50’ in July and a massive ‘Dollar Night’ in May featuring $1 grandstand admission.

A specials-only format at Georgetown Speedway included a number of high-profile events including the two-day Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend with a pay structure of nearly $90,000, the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial and the ‘Blast at the Beach’ filmed for national television by the cameras of MAV-TV.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com,  check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

Georgetown Speedway is online at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com. Like Georgetown Speedway on Facebook, follow @thegtownspdwy on Twitter, e-mail georgetownspeedway@gmail.com or contact the speedway hotline at 302.563.GTWN (4896).

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/thefondaspeedway or follow on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

Resurfaced Fonda Speedway Prepares for 2020, Schedule Released

FONDA, NY – After a ‘comeback season’ in 2019, legendary Fonda Speedway is poised for 2020.

During Saturday night’s Awards Banquet at Treviso by Mallozzi’s in Albany, N.Y., the tentative ‘20 schedule for the Track of Champions was released with returning favorites and new highlights.

Competitors will be treated to a resurfaced half-mile oval. More than 3,000 yards of fresh, rock-free clay was spread shortly after the completion of the season.

The first on-track activity is scheduled for Saturday, April 11 with an Open Practice session.

Opening Night will follow a week later on Saturday, April 18.

Two highlight events from last season return including the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco ‘Firecracker 50’ presented by Fuccillo Automotive Group on Wednesday, July 1 ($10,000-to-win STSS Modified and $2,000-to-win STSS Crate 602 Sportsman) and the $53,000-to-win Fonda 200 weekend Thursday-Saturday September 17-19.

Fonda ‘Loyalty Night’ is set for the second straight season on April 25 with Modifieds racing for a massive $8,000 to win.

The ‘Dollar Night’ is back on the schedule on May 9 featuring $1 grandstand admission. More than 4,000 race fans took advantage of that promotion a year ago.

Additionally, two $5 grandstand admission nights have been planned for the ’20 season: the first on June 6 and the second August 1.

Two legends of Fonda Speedway will be recognized in May: Lou Lazzaro Memorial Night May 16 featuring $4,444-to-win Sunoco Modifieds and a week later with the Dave Lape Tribute Twin 22s on May 23.

The Bill Ag Memorial Elimination Race is back on June 20 for Sunoco Modifieds.

For the first time in Fonda Speedway history, the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars invade on June 27, partnered with a Friday night stop at Afton (N.Y.) Motorsports Park.

The A-Verdi Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) 360 Sprint Cars invade on June 13 as a compliment to the annual Fonda Hall of Fame Night.

CRSA Sprint Cars have two appearances planned: July 25 and Friday, September 18 as part of the 200 weekend.

After raising $15,700 last year for the Crossroads Center in Schenectady, N.Y., the One Zee Tees Autism Awareness Night returns to the schedule on July 18 with Sunoco Modified Twin 20s on the track.

Pro Stock competitors will compete for a larger $800 weekly winner’s share in ’20 and have a number of special events including the Hondo Classic June 6, a $1,776-to-win ‘Red, White and Blue Special’ on July 4 and Twin 15s on August 8.

The nostalgic Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds return on May 30, June 13, July 4, July 18 and August 15.

Weekly divisions include Sunoco Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Street Stocks. Four Cylinder Cruisers again return on selected nights.

Championship points will run from April 18 through August 15.

Season passes for both the grandstands and pit area in addition to pit licenses are available now. Forms can be downloaded at the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/forms/

The ’20 schedule remains in the working stages. Additions and/or changes are possible. Marketing opportunities remain available by contacting the speedway office.

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 Speedway 2020 Schedule of Events

All events are Saturdays unless noted otherwise

April 11 – Open Practice (all divisions)

April 18 – Season Opener: complete program

April 25 – Fonda Loyalty Night – $8,000-to-win Sunoco Modifieds – complete program plus Four Cylinder Cruisers

May 2 – Complete Program plus Four Cylinder Cruisers – $1,000-to-win Pro Stock

May 9 – Dollar Night – $1 Grandstand Admission – All divisions plus Four Cylinder Cruisers – Flowers & Giveaways for Moms in Attendance!

May 16 – Lou Lazzaro Memorial Night: Sunoco Modifieds: 44 laps, $4,444 to win plus other bonuses – $4 off admission with Lou Lazzaro tee-shirt

May 23 M.W. Roosevelt & Son/Roosevelt Towing & Recovery Dave Lape Tribute Night: Sunoco Modified Twin 22s – complete program plus Four Cylinder Cruisers

May 30 Complete program plus Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series (rain date for Dollar Night) – Regional Animal Shelter Benefit

June 6 – $5 Night$5 Grandstand Admission & NYSCCA Safety Night Pro Stock Hondo Classic – Complete program plus Four Cylinder Cruisers – Meet & Greet Night

June 13 – A-Verdi Storage Containers Hall of Fame Night – A-Verdi Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprint Cars – complete program plus Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds

June 20 Kelly’s Meat Market Night – Bill Ag Tribute Modified Elimination Races – Giveaways for Dads in Attendance!

June 27 – School House Pools Night – Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars (first time ever) – complete program plus Four Cylinder Cruisers

Wednesday, July 1 – Fuccillo Automotive Group Firecracker 50: Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Modifieds 50 laps, $10,000 to win plus STSS Crate 602 Sportsman 25 laps, $2,000 to win

July 4 – Red, White & Blue Special: Fireworks Extravaganza – Dollar Dog Night – Complete program, $1,776-to-win Pro Stocks plus Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds

July 11 – Sampson Motorcar/Yellow Transportation Night – complete program, $1,000-to-win Pro Stocks plus Four Cylinder Cruisers

July 18 – One Zee Tees presents Autism Awareness Night – Sunoco Modified Twin 20s plus Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series

July 25 – Complete program plus CRSA Sprint Cars

August 1 – $5 Night – $5 Grandstand Admission – all divisions plus Four Cylinder Cruisers

August 8 – Complete program – Pro Stock Twin 15s

August 15 – Benjamin Moore Paints Championship Night – All divisions plus Four Cylinder Cruisers and Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds

 

FONDA 200 WEEKEND: THURSDAY-SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17-19

Thursday, September 17 – Camper/Trailer Parking & Open Practice

Friday, September 18 – Sunoco Modified Qualifying Races, CRSA Sprint Cars, Pro Stock $1,000 to win, Street Stocks $500 to win, Four Cylinder Cruisers

Saturday, September 19 – $53,000-to-win Sunoco Modified Fonda 200 plus Crate 602 Sportsman $1,500 to win

Fonda 200 $53,000 to Win, $1,000 to Start September 17-19, 2020

FONDA, NY – In 2019 at Fonda Speedway, a tradition was restored.

For the first time in nearly two decades, the Fonda 200 returned to the Track of Champions last September as a three-day racing festival highlighted by the $53,000-to-win, 200-lap big-block/small-block Modified crown jewel.

For 2020, the Fonda 200 weekend is back and is even more lucrative.

Fonda Speedway’s BD Motorsports Media LLC management team has announced the ’20 edition of the 200 weekend will take place on Thursday-Saturday September 17-19.

Once again, the Sunoco Modifieds will race 200 laps for $53,000-plus to win. But it gets better: the 200 will offer $1,000 just to take the green flag for each of its 40 starters pushing the total pay structure to well over $130,000 prior to special awards and bonuses.

“We were thrilled with the energy, buzz and excitement the 200 brought to Fonda Speedway last season,” Fonda promoter Brett Deyo said. “Our entire team stepped up to the plate and put together a weekend fans are still talking about.

“This season, we are going even bigger by increasing the start money to $1,000. With the boosted payout and a complete resurfacing of the track with new clay, this event should be even more attractive and attainable to Modified competitors around the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.”

The weekend schedule of events will be similar to the ’19 edition.

Thursday night (Sept. 17) will be reserved for trailer and camper parking with open practice for teams on the half-mile track.

On Friday (Sept. 18), Sunoco Modifieds will take part in 15-lap qualifying events. Also on the docket: CRSA Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks, Street Stocks and Four Cylinder Cruisers.

Saturday (Sept. 19) is reserved for Crate 602 Sportsman, Sunoco Modified Last Chance events and the 200.

Complete pricing and times – in addition to reserved tickets and camping – will be released in the near future.

Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., put his name on the Fonda 200 win list with his conquest in last September’s event. Friesen crossed the Sunoco checkered flags ahead of track champion Rocky Warner, Mike Mahaney, Billy Decker and Brett Hearn.

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: Stewart Friesen
2020: ?

Time to Celebrate: Fonda Speedway Awards Banquet Set for Saturday, December 7

FONDA, NY – After a season of resurgence at Fonda Speedway, it’s time to celebrate.

Top performers from the ‘Track of Champions’ will be honored on Saturday, December 7 at the Fonda Speedway Awards Banquet hosted at Treviso by Mallozzi’s in Albany, N.Y. This will mark the first year-end celebration under the BD Motorsports Media LLC promotion of the hallowed half-mile track.

The top-10 drivers in the Sunoco Modified, Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman and Algonkin Motel Pro Stock divisions will be recognized, in addition to the top-five finishers in the Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman, Trackside Body Works Street Stocks and Four Cylinders.

Other special awards will be distributed during the evening as well.

Rocky Warner of Gloversville, N.Y., drove the Jake Spraker-owned No. 1J to the Sunoco Modified divisional championship for the first time in his career. Warner was trailed by Bobby Varin, Danny Varin, Stewart Friesen, Dave Constantino, David Schilling, Craig Hanson, Brian Gleason, Josh Hohenforst and Michael Maresca.

Niskayuna, N.Y., native Tim Hartman Jr. called Fonda Speedway home for 2019 very successfully, taking the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman title. Adam McAuliffe, Chad Edwards, Brian Calabrese, Mark Mortensen, Cody Clark, JaMike Sowle, Tony Farone, Andrew Buff and Brian Borst.

‘Cousin Luke’ Horning of Gloversville, N.Y., put together a breakout season in the Algonkin Motel Pro Stock division and took the championship with Nick Stone, Josh Coonradt, Kenny Gates, Chuck Dumblewski, Justin Knight, Jason Morrison, Ivan Joslin, Bill Knapp and Randy Cosselman in tow.

The Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman high point man was E.J. McAuliffe of Broadalbin, N.Y., defeating Rich Christman, Brett Mortensen, John Young and a tie between Steve Wagoner and Alan Hanson.

Jason Samrov was the Trackside Body Works Street Stock champion over Michael Arnold, Cliff Haslun, Dave Horning Sr. and Stephen Young.

Ken Hollenbeck continued his longstanding dominance of the Fonda Four Cylinder Cruiser ranks, taking top honors with Cole Lawton, John Napoli, T.J. Marlitt and Wayne Russell completing the front five.

Doors open for the Fonda Speedway Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. with cocktail hour.  Tickets include a buffet dinner featuring sliced sirloin and chicken parmesan, sides, dessert, soda, coffee and tea. A cash bar will be available.

Tickets are on sale for $39 each and should be reserved prior to November 15.

The ticket order form follows: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019AwardsBanquetOrderForm.pdf

Treviso by Mallozzi’s is located at 257 Washington Avenue Extension Albany, NY 12205.

The Tru by Hilton Albany Crossgates Mall is the host hotel for the event. A shuttle will run from the Banquet Hall to the hotel for attendees. The Tru by Hilton is located at 1651 Western Avenue Albany, NY 12203. Call 518.704.4010 and mention Fonda Speedway for the $119 special rate.

The special rate block will be closed on November 9.

A direct reservation link follows: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/ru/reservation/book.htm?execution=e1s1

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.

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