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Evening Showers Postpone Fonda Speedway ‘Firecracker 50’ to Sunday, July 5

FONDA, NY – A late afternoon steady rain moved over Fonda Speedway on Wednesday, prompting the postponement of the Fuccillo Automotive Group ‘Firecracker 50’ to Sunday (July 5).

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco annual visit to the ‘Track of Champions’ drew a huge field of race cars. Forty-five STSS Modifieds and 34 STSS Crate 602 Sportsman had signed in for competition. With rain still falling shortly after 7 p.m. and the track surface saturated, the decision was made to postpone the event.

“The forecast looked to be positive for late afternoon and evening, but a large pop-up cell from the north soaked us at the last minute,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said. “We felt our best option was to postpone the event to Sunday with a more positive forecast.”

All wristbands from Wednesday will be honored on Sunday.

The STSS Modifieds had not completed their draw for position yet. The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman draw will stand. New entries will be accepted for both.

Admission for the Sunday event is $20. Seniors pay $18. Kids 11 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $30 (Fonda Members) or $35 (Non-Members).

Gates will open at 4 p.m., with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

The event will be streamed live on Dirt Track Digest TV.

With the ‘Firecracker 50’ postponed to Sunday, two days of racing are planned for the Track of Champions this weekend. Saturday’s (July 4) event, presented by Recovery Sports Grill, includes Sunoco Modifieds ($4,000 to win), Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks ($1,776 to win), Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman, Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks and Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds.

On Saturday, gates open at 4 p.m., with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

Adult admission for Saturday is $11. Seniors pay $9. Kids 11 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $30 (Fonda Members) or $35 (Non-Members).

At all Fonda Speedway events, masks are required for entry. Social distancing and CDC guidelines must be followed.

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.

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.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Rob Sherlock Roofing, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH Springs, Escape RV, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, MJK Home Maintenance, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Velocita, WELD Racing & Wilwood.

WE ARE RACING TONIGHT: Saturday, June 27 for School House Pools Night

WE ARE RACING TONIGHT!  School House Pools Night – $4,000-to-win Sunoco Modifieds plus Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman, Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks and Four Cylinder Cruisers.

Gates Open: 4 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Pit Gate ONLY open tonight.  Turn-four open grandstands and infield will be available for those with pit passes. Fonda Members: $30 – Non-Members: $35

Dirt Track Digest TV will stream tonight’s program LIVE for $15.99.  Here is the link: https://dirttrackdigest.tv/videos/8521

We understand things are continuing to change in New York State and we are monitoring the situation and in communication with our legal counsel. Please stay tuned for updates regarding Wednesday’s event!

Fonda Speedway Race Information for This Saturday, June 20

Fonda Speedway racing this Saturday (June 20). Enjoy dinner from Denise’s delicious concession menu and a show of auto racing along the Mohawk River at the Track of Champions.

Masks and social distancing required!

Gates open at 4 p.m. Hot laps 6 p.m. Racing at 7 p.m.

Sunoco Modifieds – Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman – Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks – Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman – Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks – Four Cylinder Cruisers

Front Gate:
Adults: $11
Seniors (ages 65 and up): $9
Kids 11 and under FREE

Infield Drive-In:
$60 – Includes 4 Passes – Call 518.915.4395 or e-mail fondaspeedwayangela@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

Full Pit Access:
Member: $30
Non-Member: $35

This event will be streamed live on Dirt Track Digest TV (www.dirttrackdigest.tv)

Fonda Speedway Open Practice Procedure for Saturday, June 6

Fonda Speedway Open Practice Procedures for Saturday, June 6

Fonda Speedway will be hosting an Open Practice this Saturday, June 6. Gates will open at 3 p.m. Practice runs from 6-10 p.m. All divisions are welcome to participate.

  • Pit admission is $25 for Non-Members & $20 for Members. Pit area season passes will be accepted.
  • The grandstand will be closed to spectators due to New York State Regulations.
  • All attendees must wear a mask or facial covering (speedway will have a limited amount on hand).
  • Pit sign-in will be moved up to the spectator lot at the mid-point of the grandstand area (adjacent to the ticket booth). Haulers will line up there. Teams will not be required to get out of their tow vehicles to pay and sign in. Please bring exact change if possible.
  • All attendees must complete a Contact Tracing form (please complete in advance if possible). To fill out in advance, click the following link and print: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020ContactTracing-Info.pdf
  • A staff member will be parking haulers.
  • All personal vehicles of crew members will be parked in the spectator parking lot.
  • Vintage Cars will pit in the infield. The infield will also be utilized for overflow parking in other divisions.
  • The gate will be closed at 6 p.m. No entry after that time. No re-entry into the Fairgrounds.
  • Crew members may use the infield and turn-four open-air bleachers to practice social distancing and to watch their cars on the track.
  • All CDC guidelines must be followed. If you feel ill, do not attend.
  • Extra soap and sanitizer will be provided by the speedway.
  • The pit concession will be open with a limited menu.
  • Sunoco Race Fuels will be available. Mike Romano will have parts and tires on hand.
  • Employees: we are not up to full staff yet. If you have not been contacted to work this event, you will not need to report.
  • Media: there will be no media list for this event. Track photographer, PR rep and Dirt Track Digest TV ONLY.

Fonda Speedway Schedules Saturday, June 6 Open Practice Session

FONDA, NY – The ‘Track of Champions’ roars back to life in the month of June.

Fonda Speedway will host an Open Practice session on Saturday, June 6 to kick-start the 2020 racing season. The test-and-tune session will be conducted with the grandstand closed per New York State regulations regarding COVID-19.

All race teams and divisions are welcome. Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. Cars will hit the track at 6 p.m. with four hours of track time scheduled for the all-new clay surface on the half-mile track.

Pit admission is $20 for Fonda Speedway members and $25 for non-members.

Competitors are required to wear masks for entry into the facility while demonstrating social distancing.

A limited food and beverage menu will be available at the pit concession stand.

Further announcements regarding an updated 2020 schedule will be posted as decisions are made.

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 2020 Season Opener Will Have to Wait Until May

FONDA, NY – The 2020 season at Fonda Speedway will have to wait until May.

Following a virtual Fonda Fair Board meeting, held via Conference Call on Wednesday evening, it was announced no activities would take place on the fairgrounds during the month of April – including auto racing – to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

As a result, the 2020 Season Opener at the Track of Champions will be postponed until Saturday, May 2.

The season had been slated to kick-start on April 11 with Open Practice, followed by back-to-back racing events on April 18 and 25.

As stated previously by the BD Motorsports Media LLC management team, this is an unprecedented and constantly changing situation. Make-up dates will be scheduled as needed with the full support of the Fonda Fair Board.

“We need to let this whole situation play out,” speedway promoter Brett Deyo said. “Once we get the ‘green light’ to go racing, we will make schedule adjustments to ensure our season pass holders, marketing partners, fans and competitors are able to enjoy the ‘Track of Champions’ as frequently as possible.

“No one is more anxious to go racing then us (the Fonda promotional group). We made a $65,000-plus investment in the new surface. We can’t wait to put race cars on it and see the results.”

Keep posted to the speedway website and social media channels for further information.

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 at ViaPort Rotterdam Canceled

FONDA, NY – The 2020 Fonda Speedway Race Car Show to be held at the ViaPort Rotterdam March 27-29 has been canceled due to the current regulations in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Fonda Speedway management team was set to host its first-ever ‘Fonda Race Car Show’ at the mall and the response had been overwhelming. At the time of the cancelation, some 91 vehicles had filed an entry to be part of the pre-season event.

“Unfortunately, with the regulations in place as we all combat COVID-19, we’ve had to cancel the event,” Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo said. “We’d like to thank all our registrants and the management of the ViaPort Rotterdam for all their support. We look forward to another opportunity to present a show in 2021.”

Fonda Speedway management will continue to monitor national and local regulations, providing updates as needed. The season is scheduled to open on April 11 with the first practice session on the all-new clay surface.

“We will announce any schedule adjustments as we get closer to the season,” Deyo added. “We have full support of the Fonda Fair Board for make-up events, if-needed. Our main concern now is keeping our racing community healthy.”

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 March 27-29 Canceled By COVID-19

After discussion with the ViaPort Rotterdam, Fonda Speedway management has announced the cancelation of the Fonda Speedway Race Car Show March 27-29 in accordance with guidelines instituted by Governor Cuomo. We wish the Fonda racing family only the best as we all combat COVID-19. We hope if we all do our part to fight this pandemic, we can return to what we love sooner rather than later. Keep posted to our social media and website for further updates.

“One Free Friday” Makes for Unprecedented Championship Weekend at Fonda Speedway Aug. 14-15

FONDA, NY – It’s only appropriate the ‘Track of Champions’ should host a larger-than-life Championship Weekend.

Now, it’s got one.

The BD Motorsports Media LLC Fonda Speedway management team has announced a huge two-day weekend in August to bring down the curtain on the ‘regular season’ at the half-mile track.

An unprecedented “FREE Friday” will take place on FRIDAY, Aug. 14 at the speedway. This event offers TOTALLY FREE grandstand admission, with the Sunoco Modifieds racing for $4,000 to win, Swagger Factory Apparel in a $2,000-to-win program and the traveling CRSA Sprint Cars on the docket.

Once again, this event is TOTALLY FREE to attend for fans.

While this will not be a track points event, drivers will accrue points toward the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels overall, regional and track battles. Modifieds and Sportsman will draw for their starting positions for this event.

“We are thrilled to offer fans a totally free Friday event,” Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo said. “We are very appreciative of the fan support we have received at Fonda. This season we have a Dollar Night (May 9), two $5 nights (June 6 and Aug. 1) and now a completely FREE Friday night.”

The “FREE Friday” will be the first of two racing events at Fonda that weekend.

On Saturday (Aug. 15), season champions will be decided in all of Fonda’s divisions: the Sunoco Modifieds, Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman, Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks, Four Cylinder Cruisers and the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds.

Benjamin Moore Paints is the Saturday program presenting sponsor.

The Saturday event offers the typical $11 Grandstand Admission for Adults, meaning fans could see two complete shows for just 11 bucks on Championship Weekend!

Of course, overnight camping will be available on the fairgrounds for these two days of racing.

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, Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman, Algonkin Motel 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.

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