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Fonda Speedway Announces “One Wild Wednesday” for July 15 – Cure Your Rain Blues!

The Cure for Your Weekend Rain-Out Blues…One Wild Wednesday

This WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JULY 15 at Fonda Speedway

Sunoco Modifieds – $4,000 to win, $500 for 10th, $250 to start – 30 laps

Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman – $1,000 to win, $100 to start – 25 laps

Algonkin Motel Pro Stock Hondo Classic – $1,000 to win, $75 to start – 29 laps (American Racer or Hoosiers permitted)

Open Draw – Non-Points Event – Fonda Speedway Rules Apply

Streamed LIVE on DirtTrackDigest.tv – Infield Drive-In Open ($60 per vehicle includes four Limited Participant Passes) – Grandstand Closed

Gates: 4:30 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:45 p.m. – Racing: 7:30 p.m.

Pit Admission: $35 (Non-Members) – $30 (Fonda Members)

Guidelines for Attendees of Fonda Speedway: Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5

*Face masks are required for entry into the facility. We ask that you wear a mask when congregating.

*Please utilize social distancing in all entry lines, concession lines, etc. Stay 6-feet apart whenever possible (other than the family/group you arrived with).

*The speedway is equipped with face masks and hand sanitizer

*If you feel ill or are experiencing a fever any symptoms of illness, please do not attend. Our events are live-streamed at www.dirttrackdigest.tv – you won’t miss a lap from home!

*Every other row in the grandstand will be roped off for social distancing per CDC guidelines. An additional drive-in area will again be open inside the speedway’s infield to assist with distancing. Those wishing to utilize the drive-in must enter through the pit gate.

*Saturday’s Infield Drive-In is first-come, first-served. For Sunday, e-mail fondaspeedwayangela@gmail.com to reserve a spot or be parked when you arrive.

*Enjoy the races.  Thank you to Montgomery County officials for giving us this opportunity. We must respect all guidelines so we can continue to operate.

 

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.

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