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$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: ???

Rocky Warner Files Official First Modified Entry for $53,000-to-Win Fonda 200

FONDA, NY – The champ is here.

Rocky Warner, who won the 2019 Sunoco Modified championship at Fonda Speedway, made history as the first official entrant for the $53,000-to-win Fonda 200 on September 26-28, 2019. The event makes a bold return to the dirt Modified schedule this fall with a purse structure totaling more than $125,000.

Gloversville, N.Y.’s Warner etched his name in the Track of Champions history books this season by earning his first title in the headline Modified division. Warner now has championships in Modified, Sportsman, Pro Stock and Street Stock competition at the half-mile oval.

‘The Flying Squirrel’ and car owner Jake Spraker teamed for five victories during the season at Fonda with their Pro Power Racing Engines-powered No. 1J Teo-Pro car and clinched the title one week prior to Championship Night.

With registration for the 200 now open, Warner was first to throw his name on the roster with a huge $53,000 top prize looming.

Early registration forms for the Modified portion of the Fonda 200 can be found on the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fonda200ModifiedEntryForm.pdf.

Racers save $50 off their registration fee by completing the form by Sept. 7.

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

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, Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,500 to win) and the anticipated 200 finale.

Weekend 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 Registration Open, Format & Rules Set for $53,000-to-win Sept. 26-28 Event

FONDA, NY – The history of Fonda Speedway is a book of legends, memorable moments and milestone events.

This September, another chapter will be written in the lore of the Track of Champions when the Fonda 200 weekend returns Thursday-Saturday September 26-28.

The 200 offers up the most lucrative winner’s share in Fonda Speedway history, with $53,000 awaiting the Sunoco big-block/small-block Modified victor from a posted purse structure of more than $125,000.

The 200 is just part of a three-day racing festival planned for the Montgomery County fairgrounds with a full schedule of activities on and off the track on the agenda.

With the 200 looming, Fonda Speedway management has announced the rules, race procedure and complete pay structure. Pre-registration for the event is now open as well.

“After much conversation with fans and teams, we wanted to come up with a format for the 200 that is both entertaining for those in the grandstands and affordable for competitors,” Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo said. “What we have established should be attractive for competitors of all budgets and build even more anticipation for this milestone event.”

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: 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.

A finalized time schedule and Order of Events will be posted in the near future.

Weekend 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 ADVANCE TICKETS – PHONE ORDER HOURS

We know you are all anxious to get your seats for the $53,000 To Win Fonda 200 September 26-28! With that said, we are offering the opportunity to purchase three-day reserved seats by phone ($62 per seat) at 518.915.4395 during the following hours ONLY. You can also stop by the speedway Gate 2 to purchase tickets in-person during the same hours ONLY.

Friday, June 21: 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, June 22: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Please review the following seating charts to pick your seats!

Red Section

White Section

Blue Section

FONDA 200 WEEKEND RESERVED CAMPING NOW AVAILABLE!

FONDA 200 WEEKEND RESERVED CAMPING NOW AVAILABLE!
 
Reserved camping is now available for the Fonda 200 weekend Thursday-Saturday September 26, 2019. Please see attached form and map for camping options!  We are the in very late stages of finalizing our Advance Ticket platform with Etix and tickets will be available soon (and posted both here and on our website).
 
 

FONDA SPEEDWAY TRIBUTE TO MOMS QUICK RESULTS – 5/11/2019

Sunoco Modified Feature Finish (30 Laps): ROCKY WARNER, Stewart Friesen, Willy Decker, Michael Maresca, Bobby Varin, David Schilling, Dave Constantino, Brian Gleason, Josh Hohenforst, Cody Bleau, Danny Varin, Demetrios Drellos, Pep Corradi, Steve Akers, Craig Hanson, Jessica Friesen, Scott Huber, Korey Wilder, Ed Harris, Elmo Reckner, Tim Fuller, Vinny Sanganetti, Aaron Jacobs, Ryan Odasz, Jim Introne Jr., Darwin Greene (DQ – light).

Heat Race Winners: Willy Decker, Rocky Warner, Brian Gleason

Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman Feature Finish (25 laps): TIM HARTMAN JR., JaMike Sowle, Brian Borst, Cody Clark, Tony Farone, Adam McAuliffe, Harry Shaffer, Chad Edwards, Josh DeMagistris, Brian Pessolano, Aaron Burton, Brian Calabrese, Nick Scavia, Joe Orlando, Ryan MacCarthey, Jeremy Tuttle, Jason Greco, Griffen Mansmith, Tim Dwyer, Tighe Sherlock, Mark Mortensen, Andrew Buff, Kale Groff, Thomas VanVorst, Mike Jackson, Kathy Bellen, Jake Mason, Ron Proctor, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Mike Ketchum (DNS)

Heat Race Winners: Cody Clark, JaMike Sowle, Brian Pessolano

Greco’s Napa Hard Charger: TIM HARTMAN JR. started 13th and finished 1st, 12 spots gained

Algonkin Motel Pro Stock Feature Finish (20 laps ‘Best of 8 Series’ presented by American Racer): IVAN JOSLIN, Chuck Dumblewski, Luke Horning, Josh Coonradt, Nick Stone, Bill Knapp, David Emigh, Jason Morrison, John Roese, Kenny Gates, Justin Knight, Randy Cosselman, Steve Cosselman, Andy Graves, Cassidy Wilson, Beau Ballard, Dave Horning Sr., Reuben Kennedy Jr., Adam Warner, Jim Normoyle, Alicia Hughes, Jamie Warner, Buck Gasner (DNS)

Heat Race Winners: Nick Stone, Luke Horning, Josh Coonradt

Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman Feature Finish (15 Laps): BRETT MORTENSEN, Spencer Rapp, Brendan Gibbons, EJ McAuliffe, Alan Hanson, Tucker O’Connor, Kyle Hoard, Rich Christman, Michael McCallion, Steve Wagoner, William August, Dylan Eldred, John Young, Bill Port, Jack Hamm, Billy Bridges (DNS)

Heat Race Winners: Alan Hanson, Dylan Eldred

Trackside Body Works Street Stock Feature (15 Laps): DAVE HORNING SR., Jason Samrov, Stephen Young, Michael Arnold, Cliff Haslun, Rich Walters

Four Cylinder Cruisers Feature (12 Laps): KEN HOLLENBECK, Cole Lawton, Josh Samrov, John Napoli, Zach McSpirit, Wayne Russell, TJ Marlitt, Tim Billington

 

A Few Questions Answered About This Saturday Night – May 4 – Bob Hilbert Sportswear Night

A FEW QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT SATURDAY NIGHT…

Reminder, this Saturday (May 4) is Bob Hilbert Sportswear Night at Fonda Speedway. We wanted to answer a few questions.

*This Saturday night’s event will once again be a draw for position. Handicapping begins on May 11.

*Hoosier tires are again permitted as an option this week per the three-week burn-off period

*All Crate 602 Sportsman cars must conform to rules on the website. That means no double sidebars and 3-inch exhaust. There will be no grace period. Modifieds can continue to run double sidebars per Short Track Super Series rules.

*Hot laps will be called to the track shortly after 5:30 p.m. After hot laps, and before the 7 p.m. scheduled start time, the Meet & Greet will take place. This is weather permitting, of course.

$8,000 to Win, $11 to Get In? It’s Happening at Fonda Speedway This Saturday, April 27

FONDA, NY – $8,000 to win. $11 to get in?

Yes, it’s true. This Saturday (April 27), Fonda Speedway hosts its ‘Fonda Allegiance Night’ in an unprecedented program at the ‘Track of Champions’ facility. After rain nixed last weekend’s scheduled Season Opener, ‘Fonda Allegiance Night’ will also kick-start the 2019 season at the track.

The Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds race 30 laps for a mammoth $8,000 to win! Second-place will offer $4,000. As the Season Opener, a draw/redraw format will be in place for this program.

Also on the card: Crate 602 Sportsman competing for $1,000 to win thanks to Eric Orozco Racing, Pro Stocks in a $1,000-to-win main, Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman, Trackside Body Works Street Stocks and Cruisers.

All this with NO ADMISSION INCREASE for fans!

Adult admission for Saturday is $11. Seniors (ages 65 and up) and Military/Veterans with ID pay $9. Kids 11 and under are FREE.

In the pit area, Fonda members pay $30. Non-members pay $35. Kids (ages 6-12) pay $10. Children 5 and under pay $2.

Fans are encouraged to wear Fonda Speedway apparel – new and vintage – to show their support for the ‘Track of Champions’ as their home track. The all-new Fonda Speedway Novelty Stand will be open with a full line of apparel on sale.

Gates open at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Hot laps hit the track at 5:30 p.m. and racing gets underway at 6:30 p.m.

All divisions will be able to run American Racer or Hoosier tires as this event falls into the three-week burn-off period instituted by track management.

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 TO OPEN FOR ITS 68TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON OF RACING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 20

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – On Saturday, April 20 the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway will open its gates for the 68th consecutive season of competition on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds half mile track. Under the new management team of BD Motorsports Media LLC for the 2019 season, Brett Deyo and his staff look to “Bring Fonda’s Rich History Back to Life” as it states on the new Fonda Speedway website www.thefondaspeedway.com

“For a lifelong fan of Modified racing, taking the helm at Fonda Speedway is an honor and responsibility,” Deyo said in a press release after announcing that he had taken over the speedway. “Fonda is an iconic facility rich in history and supported by passionate fans and competitors. I’m hoping to make the most of this opportunity from the Fair Board and continue the ‘Track of Champions’ auto racing legacy.”

Since the announcement last September that Brett Deyo was taking over the “Track of Champions” in 2019, there have been numerous announcements made during the winter months that have fans, drivers, car owners, and anyone involved in the sport excited about the 2019 season at the Fonda Speedway.

With the new management team under the BD Motorsports Media LLC promotion, Fonda Speedway launches into the 2019 campaign with reduced admission, special events, and larger purse structures. It’s truly a “win-win-win” for fans of the Montgomery County half-mile track.

The Sunoco Modifieds will kick off the historic 2019 racing season at the Fonda Speedway on Saturday, April 20 with some serious cash on the line. The opening night winner will take home a $4,000 paycheck! While the stars and cars compete for some big cash on Opening Night, the fans can enjoy this race unfold before their eyes for NO EXTRA ADMISSION COST! That’s right; Adult Grandstand Admission will remain at $11, Seniors 65-plus stay at $9.00 and Kids 11 & under are FREE!

Also on the April 20 Racing Card will be the 602 Sportsman ($1,000 To Win Thanks To Eric Orozco Racing), Pro-Stock (Best of 8 Series), Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman, and the Trackside Body Works Street Stocks.

Gates will open on Saturday, April 20 at 3:30 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.

The inaugural opening day event at Fonda was held back in 1948 when Buddy Shuman was the winner. Fast forward to 2018 when Stewart Friesen was the winner of the opening day event, leading all 50-laps to take the first of a total of eight wins at Fonda in 2018.

In opening day events at Fonda held over the last 67 years, Jack Johnson leads the way with eight opening day victories in 1972, 1976, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1991, 1992, and 1994. Following close behind with seven opening day wins is Lou Lazzaro who won events in 1963, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1977, and 1978.

Two drivers have taken home five opening day wins as Dave Lape (1981, 1984, 1989, 1993, and 1995) and Pete Corey (1955, 1956, 1959, 1962, and 1967) both accomplished the feat. Jeff Trombley has four opening day victories in 1997, 1999, 2000, and 2002 while Bobby Varin (2001, 2005, and 2010), and Stewart Friesen (2015, 2016, 2018) both have three wins. Jim Luke (1954, 1957), C.D. Coville (1979, 1980), Danny Johnson (1990, 2007), Pat Ward (1996, 2009), and Stewart Friesen (2015, 2016) all have two wins apiece.

Drivers who have one victory in opening day events at Fonda are Buddy Shuman (1948), Chuck Kotwica (1953), Irv Taylor (1958), Bill Wimble (1960), Tom Kotary (1961), Ken Shoemaker (1965), Don Wayman (1968), Rene Charland (1970), Maynard Forrette (1973), Dave Pelczar (1974), Pep Pepicelli (1975), Jimmy Horton (1985), Bob McCreadie (1986), Mike Romano (1987), Dave Camara (1998), Brett Hearn (2003), Tim McCreadie (2004), Mitch Gibbs (2006), Ronnie Johnson (2011), Mike Mahaney (2012), Matt Sheppard (2014), and Justin Boehler (2017).

Fonda Speedway management would like to thank the following sponsors who have come on board to sponsor the “Track of Champions” for the 2019-racing season. They are, in no particular order, BD Motorsports Media LLC, Eric Orozco, American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Racing, Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series fueled by Sunoco, Sunoco Race Fuels Bruce-Insinger of Insinger Performance, Lias Tire, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Fuccillo Automotive Group, John Lakata, Autism Awareness, Corr Pak Merchandising, One Zee Tees, Greco’s Auto & Truck Parts NAPA, Trackside Body Works, BBL Construction Services, Recovery Room Sports Grill, Palmer’s Service Center, Bill Lake Homes, Montgomery County Office for the Aging, Benjamin Moore Paints, DKM Fabrication, MW Roosevelt & Sons, Roosevelt Towing & Recovery, Teo Pro Car, Montgomery County Championships, Mav-TV, Make A Wish, School House Pools, and A-Verdi Storage Containers!

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.

It’s OPEN PRACTICE Day at Fonda Speedway

Pit Admission: $25 (Non-Members) or $20 (Fonda Members)
Kids (ages 6-13): $10
Children 5 and under: $2

Grandstand Admission is FREE

Concession Stands OPEN in Pit Area & Grandstand

Elmo’s Speed & Supply will have parts and American Racer Tires available

Sunoco Race Fuels will be available

All remaining pit licenses and passes that have not been mailed will be at the Pit Gate.

Season Passes will be on sale.

The Novelty Stand will be open under the main grandstand.

FONDA SPEEDWAY OPEN PRACTICE ORDER OF EVENTS – SATURDAY, April 13, 2019

2 p.m. – Gates Open (Safety Inspection begins)

3:40 p.m. – Drivers’ Meeting

3:55 p.m. – All cars to track followed by Rounds of Practice
Pro Stock
Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman
Trackside Body Works Street Stock
Crate 602 Sportsman
Sunoco Modified
Cruiser
Vintage Modified
Sprint Car
Misc. Division

Rotate the order through 7 p.m. One-Way Radio WILL BE ON: 454.000 – AMB Transponders WILL BE ON

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