GRADUATION/JACK COTTRELL NIGHT AT THE FONDA SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS 6/22/2019

SUNOCO MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH – 30-LAPS – ROCKY WARNER, Pep Corradi, Bobby Varin, Jessica Friesen, Matt DeLorenzo, David Schilling, Steve Akers, Craig Hanson, Cody Bleau, Michael Maresca, Josh Hohenforst, Danny Varin, Brian Gleason, Dave Constantino, Vinny Sanganetti, Brian Pessolano, Darwin Greene, Ed Harris, Don Bellen, Korey Wilder, Dylan Scribner, JR Hurlburt, Elmo Reckner, Mike Kolka, Scott Huber, Aaron Jacobs

HEAT RACE WINNERS: Cody Bleau, Scott Huber, Michael Maresca

SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH – ($1,000 to win thanks to Eric Orozco Racing) – 25-LAPS – TIM HARTMAN JR., Dan Santabarbara, Nick Scavia, Adam McAuliffe, Brian Borst, Cody Clark, JaMike Sowle, Joe Williams, Tony Farone, Jeremiah Munson, Joe Orlando, Brian Calabrese, Harry Shaffer, Jeremy Tuttle, Michael Wagner-Fitzgerald, Tim Dwyer, Chad Edwards, Kathy Bellen, Mike Jackson, Griffen Mansmith, Mark Mortensen, Jason Armstrong, Aaron Burton, Andrew Buff, Josh DeMagistris, Travis Greene, Kurtis Hohensheldt

HEAT RACE WINNERS: JaMike Sowle, Adam McAuliffe, Nick Scavia

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING INC. LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH – 20-LAPS – EJ MCAULIFFE, Rich Christman, Brendan Gibbons, John Young, Tucker O’Connor, Brett Mortensen, Steve Wagoner, Alan Hanson, Michael McCallion, Bill Port, Dylan Eldred

ALGONKIN MOTEL PRO STOCK FEATURE FINISH (BEST OF 8 SERIES PRESENTED BY AMERICAN RACER) – 20-LAPS – LUKE HORNING, Kenny Gates, Josh Coonradt, Nick Stone, Chuck Dumblewski, Ivan Joslin, Cassidy Wilson, Beau Ballard, Jeff McPhail, Jason Morrison, John Roese, Randy Cosselman, Justin Knight, Andy Graves, Jim Normoyle, Buck Gasner, Reuben Kennedy Jr., Alicia Hughes

HEAT RACE WINNERS: Josh Coonradt, Luke Horning

TRACKSIDE BODY WORKS STREET STOCK FEATURE FINISH – 15-LAPS – JASON SAMROV, Michael Arnold, Stephen Young, Cliff Haslun, Justin Taylor

FOUR CYLINDER CRUISER FEATURE FINISH – 12-LAPS – COLE LAWTON, John Napoli, Wayne Russell, TJ Marlitt, Ken Hollenback, Riley Pedrick, Jim Daniels, Josh Samrov (DQ)

MOHAWK VALLEY VINTAGE DIRT MODIFIED SERIES (MVVDMS) ANTIQUE FEATURE FINISH – 6-LAPS – FRANK BLANCHARD, Mike Cole, Tony Kamberelis, Ed Dockskalik, Mark Reardon, Alan McDonald, Tim Warner, Larry Hoyt (DNS)

MOHAWK VALLEY VINTAGE DIRT MODIFIED SERIES (MVVDMS) ANTIQUE FEATURE FINISH – 15-LAPS – JOHN FLACH, BRYON SEYFRIED, Dan Wood, Mike Francisco, Rob Sanford, John Constantino, Stanley Wetmore, Carl Cram, Marv Blackwell, JOHN ROESE, Malcum Warner, Dan Karl, George Palmer, Doug Atkins, Ed Lawrence, John Atkins, Tex Gorden, Scott Gathier, Phil Barkins, Mike Hotaling

 

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

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FONDA SPEEDWAY PRESENTS “GRADUATION NIGHT” ON SATURDAY, JUNE 22 – MOHAWK VALLEY VINTAGE DIRT MODIFIED SERIES TO HONOR THE “ROCK CITY FALLS ROCKET” JACK COTTRELL

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – Another special racing program will take place at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway this Saturday, June 22 when track management honors the Class of 2019 on “Graduation Night” in recognition of the 2019 High School Graduates.

On the racing card, which begins at 7:00 p.m., will be the Sunoco Modifieds, the Swagger Factory Apparel 602 Crate Sportsman, the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman, the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks (a Best of 8 Series event presented by American Racer Tire), the Trackside Body Works Street Stocks, the Four Cylinder Cruisers, and the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series (MVVDMS).

This will also be a special night for the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series and for one former competitor at the Fonda Speedway, the “Rock City Falls Rocket” Jack Cottrell as the MVVDMS honors Cottrell with the “Jack Cottrell Classic”.

Cottrell will be on hand to sign autographs at the Fonda Speedway Museum at 3:30 p.m. and will be signing a truly unique poster of different times during his racing career, which was created by Jack’s wife Debbie Cottrell.

There will be a special presentation made to Cottrell on Checkerboard Square before the nights racing activities begin and he will be pacing the MVVDMS field to the green flag for the start of their feature events. He will also be presenting trophies to all the Vintage Series winners after their feature events are completed.

Cottrell himself visited the “Checkerboard Square” at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway a total of 14 times, 11 times in a Late Model type car and three times in a Modified with his first career win in the Modified coming on 9/26/1981 and his final win in the division coming on 4/17/1999. He also has two Track Championships at the Fonda Speedway during his racing career, one in the Late Model division in 1979 and one in the 358-Modified division in 1999.

For more information about the racing career of the “Rock City Falls Rocket” Jack Cottrell, you can go to the Race Pro Weekly website www.raceproweekly.com and read the great story written by Laurie Fallis. The story is also available on the Race Pro Weekly Facebook page.

Race Day Information:
Gates Open: 4:00 p.m.
Hot Laps: 6:00 p.m.
Racing 7:00 p.m.

Ticket Pricing:
Adults: $11.00
Seniors: (65 & above) $9.00
Kids 11 & Under: FREE
Pit Entry W/Fonda Speedway License: $30.00
Pit Entry W/O License: $35.00
Parking in Speedway Lot: FREE

Concession Stands & Beer Booth Open
Fonda Speedway Novelty Stand: Brand new Fonda Speedway available for purchase.

Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame and Museum
Opens @ 3:30 pm
Admission to the Hall of Fame & Museum: FREE
Check out Their Page for Special Happenings!

Speedway Office Phone: 518-915-4395
Speedway Address: 21 South Bridge Street, Fonda, NY 12068
Speedway E-Mail: fondaspdwy@gmail.com
Speedway Website: www.thefondaspeedway.com
Speedway Twitter: @thefondaspdwy
Speedway Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefondaspdwy

 

FONDA SPEEDWAY RAINED OUT FOR SATURDAY JUNE 15, 2019

Fonda Speedway management tried numerous times to run the track in and get the racing program going only to have the rain come in again and again. Shortly after 8:00 p.m. the rain came in one more time just after the first Algonkin Motel Pro Stock heat race was won by Cassidy Wilson forcing the cancellation.

Grandstand wristbands can be used for one of the next four $11 shows. Pit wristbands may be used for one of the next four events.

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).
 
 

FATHER’S DAY GIVEAWAY AT FONDA THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 15

This Saturday, June 15 at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, the first 100 dad’s through the gates will receive a general admission ticket to the Amsterdam Mohawks baseball team.

The Amsterdam Mohawks are a collegiate summer baseball team that competes in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. They play their home games at the Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam, NY and they have won the League Championship eight times since 2003!

On Tuesday July 30, the Amsterdam Mohawks will be having their NASCAR Night at Shuttleworth Park. Drivers from the Fonda Speedway will have their cars on display and will be signing autographs prior to the game. So please come out and support both the Amsterdam Mohawks and the Fonda Speedway!

BILL AG MEMORIAL MATCH RACES HIGHLIGHT A FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND RACING PROGRAM AT FONDA

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – This Saturday, June 15 at the Fonda Speedway, The Bill Ag Elimination Match Race event for the Sunoco Modifieds will be held at the “Track of Champions”. This event is held in honor of the late Bill Anagnostopulos who was the owner of the Winners Circle, which is a restaurant in Fonda, NY that is located just around the corner from the speedway, where many drivers and fans frequent after the races on Saturday evenings.

Bill was a great friend to racing and sponsored many drivers at the speedway through the years. On a typical Saturday evening, he would get away from the restaurant to attend the races at Fonda where he had many friends in both the pit area and the grandstands.

On the racing card at Fonda on Saturday, June 15 will be the Sunoco Modifieds, the Swagger Factory Apparel 602 Crate Sportsman ($1,000 to win thanks to Eric Orozco Racing), Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, and the Trackside Body Works Street Stocks.

In honor of Father’s Day, there will also be Father’s Day giveaways with the racing action set to start at 7:00 p.m.

The Bill Ag Memorial Match race event for the Sunoco Modifieds has a unique format to it every year and was the idea of Dirt Track Digest’s own Mike Mallett, George Smith, GT Smith, and Scott Friers. Different sponsors come on board to support the event, which offers a great payout to the participating drivers.

Last year, Bobby Varin and Tim Fuller were the first two drivers to compete against each other in the event with Fuller taking the victory. One by one after that Fuller disposed of the remaining four other drivers and collected a total of $2424.24 for a total of only 10-laps! Fuller had lane choice for every race except for the last one against Hohenforst but was still able to get out front at the drop of the green flag for the big money event.

Bill Anagnastopulos Jr. presented the winning check to Fuller who had this to say to Mike Mallett in victory lane: “When Josh (Hohenforst) got lane choice for the last race I thought that I was in trouble, I was real concerned because he is fast here at Fonda on a heavy track. This event is a little different, it has a lot of pizzazz, and racing needs more of that.”

The Fifth Annual Bill Ag Memorial Match Race event has a list of eligible drivers, kind of. The top five in the Sunoco Modified point standings are automatically in the Elimination Race with one driver chosen from positions six through 10 in points. There’s just one issue, third place driver in points Stewart Friesen will be unable to compete due to competing in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Race at the Iowa Speedway on Saturday.

With Friesen unable to compete, it’s been decided to take the sixth place driver in points to fill the first five drivers. One problem, two drivers are tied for sixth place in points, Josh Hohenforst and David Schilling both with 306 points. In true Elimination Race fashion, Hohenforst and Schilling will have a two lap race with the winner going to the Bill Ag Modified Elimination Race and the loser going to the draw for the sixth through tenth spot in points to round out the Elimination Race.

The two-lap dash will be done right after Sunoco Modified hot laps, so the elimination draw can be set. Both drivers will receive a $100.00 for the two-lap dash. The loser of the dash could find themselves out of the event but Bill Ag would have loved this. Locked in drivers for the event include Rocky Warner, Bobby Varin, Stewart Friesen who will miss the event due to the Gander Outdoor Truck race in Iowa, Danny Varin, and Dave Constantino.

Drivers eligible via the draw include Josh Hohenforst/David Schilling, Craig Hanson, Brian Gleason, and Michael Maresca.

SPONSORS & PRIZES AVAILABLE FOR THE BILL AG ELIMINATION MATCH RACE EVENT:

Win and You’re In
Winner-$200 and In the Elimination Event
$100 Zach Dufel
$100 Dirt Track Digest

Loser-$100 Dirt Track Digest

Round 1- $425
$250 Rick and Tom Kietlinski
$75 Jay DeTraglia
$50 In Memory of Wayne Hazzard
$50 Chrissy Anagnostopulos

Round 2- $637.12
$512.12 In Memory of “Featherfoot” Don Rose
Camp Can Opener
Pat Rose/Bill Rose/James Yesse/Brad Scanlon/Chris J Brown/Chris Kocjan
$75 Jay DeTraglia
$50 Chrissy Anagnostopulos

Round 3- $425
$250 Harry and Shelly Shaffer
$100 Chrissy Anagnostopulos
$75 Jay DeTraglia

Round 4- $425
$250 Swagger Factory Apparel/Michael Jackson
$100 Chrissy Anagnostopulos
$75 Jay DeTraglia

Final Round- $1,100
$1,000 Dirt Track Digest
Mike Mallett/Gt Smith/George Smith
$100 Jay DeTraglia

$100 1st driver eliminated- Sheila Dornburg
$100 2nd driver eliminated- One Zee Tees
$100 3rd driver eliminated- Gary and Cindy Eckerson
$100 4th driver eliminated- Mimi Lazzaro
$100 Final driver eliminated- Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series/Laurie Fallis

Final Driver Chosen by Draw- $100 donated by Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour/Thomas Coughlin

Last Man Left (Last Driver Chosen for Final Round) $100 In Memory of Vern Wagoner- donated by Pat Rose

Fastest Elimination Race Lap- $100 donated by Larry Wrobel Sr.

1st Heat Race Winner- $100 One Zee Tees
2nd Heat Race Winner- $100 In Memory of Bill Ag
3rd Heat Race Winner- $100 In Memory of Bill Ag

7th Place Modified Feature- $100 Chrissy Anagnostopulos
16th Place Modified Feature- $100 Chrissy Anagnostopulos

Modified Feature Hard Charger- $100
In Memory of Bill Ag

Oversized Winner’s Check Donated by JK Motorsports Concepts and Sign Design/Jeff Karabin

RACE DAY INFORMATION:
Gates Open: 4:00 p.m.
Hot Laps: 6:00 p.m.
Racing 7:00 p.m.

Ticket Pricing:
Adults: $11.00
Seniors: (65 & above) $9.00
Kids 11 & Under: FREE
Pit Entry W/Fonda Speedway License: $30.00
Pit Entry W/O License: $35.00
Parking in Speedway Lot: FREE

Concession Stands & Beer Booth Open

Fonda Speedway Novelty Stand: Brand new Fonda Speedway available for purchase.

Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame and Museum
Opens @ 3:30 pm
Admission to the Hall of Fame & Museum: FREE
Check Out Their Page For Special Happenings!

Speedway Office Phone: 518-915-4395
Speedway Address: 21 South Bridge Street, Fonda, NY 12068
Speedway E-Mail: fondaspdwy@gmail.com
Speedway Website: www.thefondaspeedway.com
Speedway Twitter: @thefondaspdwy
Speedway Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefondaspdwy

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.

DANNY VARIN & STEWART FRIESEN SHARE TWIN 20 WINS AT FONDA

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – Years ago race tracks used to hold Twin 20 racing programs to “spice up” their racing cards on a yearly basis. Though they are not held as much now as they were before, the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway held one of those racing programs on Saturday evening under the BD Motorsports Media management banner.

Once the final checkered flags flew on the evening it was Danny Varin and Stewart Friesen (Sunoco Racing Modifieds), Brian Calabrese (held over 602 Crate Sportsman feature from 5/25) and Cody Clark (Swagger Factory Apparel 602 Crate Sportsman regular feature), Rich Christman (Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman), Luke Horning (Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks Best of 8 Series presented by American Racer), and Jason Samrov (Trackside Body Works Street Stocks) standing in the Fuccillo Automotive Group Mike Cole Memorial victory lane.

It was also New York State Stock Car Association (NYSSCA) Safety Awards Night with Modified drivers Friesen and Dave Constantino taking home some extra cash from the organization along with Clark and Tony Farone (602 Crate Sportsman), Christman and EJ McAuliffe (Limited Sportsman), Horning and Ivan Joslin (Pro Stocks), and Samrov and Stephen Young (Street Stocks).

Prizes handed out by NYSSCA organization members on hand Dan Wood (President), Jann Ivancic-McGaffin (Vice President), and Bonnie Mortensen (Fonda Speedway Track Representative) included $75, a NYSSCA hat & Yearbook to the first NYSSCA member across the finish line in the feature events along with $25, a NYSSCA hat, and Yearbook to the second NYSSCA member across the finish line. Pep Corradi was also awarded a $50 Wildcard award from the organization.

Taking part in the opening ceremonies for the evening were Miss Fonda Fair 2018 Julia Marrone, Jaiden Farrington (Jr. Miss Fonda Fair), Chloe Lyons (Princess), and Sydney Arminio (Jr. Princess) with Marrone doing a great job singing the National Anthem in front of the big crowd on hand. The 50/50 prize for the evening went to Jen Spraker from Meco and was worth $2,224!

The Fonda Speedway Kid’s Club held a very special event on Saturday evening, partnering with Buck Gasner and his race team along with his sponsor Something Fishy Aquarium to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis in honor of Paige and Eric Tooker. Drivers went through the grandstands with their helmets during intermission to collect for the great cause.

The first Sunoco Modified Twin 20 started with Ryan Odasz leading from his pole position start at the drop of Joe Kriss’ green flag with outside pole position starter Pep Corradi in second. The yellow was out just after lap one was completed for Corradi who came to a stop in turn three and was done for the evening at that point.

On the restart, fifth place starter Josh Hohenforst was the new second place car while Stewart Friesen, who started 13th, was all of a sudden up to the fourth position with a great run on the outside after the race was restarted. Friesen was the new third place car on lap three after getting by Vinny Sanganetti for the position while Hohenforst was now challenging Odasz for the lead.

Hohenforst made a move on the inside of turns three and four on lap nine to take the lead away from Odasz with Friesen also getting by Odasz for the second position at that point. At the halfway point in the event Hohenforst was the race leader followed by Friesen, Odasz, Dave Constantino, and ninth place starter Matt DeLorenzo.

Hohenforst was held up for just a second by a lap car on lap 15 in turn three allowing Friesen to get by on the inside for the lead, but the race wasn’t over yet. Hohenforst got to the inside of Friesen in turn four on the final lap coming to the checkered flag in a drag race to the finish but Friesen held on for his second win of the season and the 56th of his career at the “Track of Champions.”

Hohenforst, Constantino, Danny Varin, and DeLorenzo completed the top five in the event.

“That was a lot of race track right there,” Friesen said after exiting his #44 Halmar DKM Cyclone car. “They made it such a wide track for the feature that I got up on the fourth row on that restart and picked up some spots. We have been all over the dart board with this car but thanks to DKM, Billy the Kid power, and Integra shocks we are standing here tonight.”

The second feature had an inverted start of four positions as picked by Friesen in victory lane after the first feature with Danny Varin starting on the pole and taking the early lead. The only caution of the event was on lap two for Michael Maresca who had something break in the rear of the car in turns one and two and came to a stop on the backstretch.

Varin continued to lead on the restart in the Magsarus T-Rex Express #93 but behind him there was a three way battle brewing for the second position between Constantino, Hohenforst, Friesen, and sixth place starter Rocky Warner. Friesen and Warner swapped the fourth position a few times before Friesen finally got the position for good on lap five.

Friesen then made a slide job pass on Constantino in turn two for the second position with Warner also getting by Constantino for the third position at that point. Varin held a half straightaway advantage at the halfway point with Friesen, Warner, Constantino, and David Schilling completing the top five.

After working on Friesen for the second position for many laps, Warner finally got the second position with four laps to go and was able to close in on the leader but couldn’t get by as Varin went on to his eighth career win at Fonda in the Ed Munger owned car with Warner, Friesen, Hohenforst, and DeLorenzo completing the top five.

“This feels good,” Varin said in victory lane. “We have been struggling and on a drought for awhile but the last couple of weeks we have got it together. I learned to just slow life down a little and worry about what the car wants. As far as the race for second, I could care less what was going on behind me I’m standing here in victory lane.”

The Swagger Factory Apparel 602 Crate Sportsman feature from 5/25 started with Joe Orlando in the lead with a red flag out for a wreck involving Griffen Mansmith and Andrew Buff in between turns three and four with Buff ending up on his roof before any laps were completed. All drivers were okay.

On the restart, sixth place starter Mark Mortensen and eighth place starter Chad Edwards both made great moves on the outside to get into the third and fourth positions respectively. Unfortunately the caution was out again just after lap one was completed for a multi car wreck in turn four with Tony Farone getting over on his roof. Farone and all of the other drivers involved in the wreck were okay.

The race was restarted as an original start relegating Mortensen and Edwards back to their original starting positions back in the field. Orlando led again on this restart with fourth place starter Brian Calabrese the new second place car on lap seven after he got by Kurtis Hohensheldt for the position with Edwards also getting by for the third spot. At the halfway point in the event Orlando was the leader followed by Calabrese, Edwards, Hohensheldt, and Brian Borst.

Orlando got into lap traffic on lap 18 of the 25-lap event with Calabrese able to close in quickly because of it. On the inside of the front stretch at the finish line to complete lap 21, Calabrese was the new race leader and he went on to his second consecutive win of the season and the third of his career at Fonda in the LM Mason Contractors #21C over Orlando, Edwards, Hohensheldt, and 12th place starter Tim Hartman Jr.

“Two in a row this is awesome,” Calabrese told Mimi Lazzaro in victory lane. “Cars were getting by me on the original first start but I just kept racing and the restarts afterwards definitely helped me. I’m still learning all of this and I just kept dialing front brake into it, saw the lap cars coming, and was able to get by for the win.”

After flipping his racecar in the first feature event, Tony Farone and crew made repairs and won his qualifying heat race for the second feature putting his #18 on the pole for the second 25-lap event. Farone wasted no time taking the early lead with Brian Borst in tow at the drop of the green flag.

After starting fifth, Nick Scavia was the third place car when the yellow came out on lap seven for Tim Hartman Jr. who slowed on the backstretch. He would go to the hot pit for repairs and restart at the rear of the field.

On the restart, Farone continued to lead as Cody Clark came up on the outside from the sixth position to second with Brian Calabrese now in the top five after starting 14th. With three laps to go, Clark closed in on Farone and with one lap to go Clark went three wide on the inside of both Farone and a lap car for the race lead.

Clark went on to the win in the North Hudson Woodcraft #4 Teo car over Farone, Borst, Scavia, and Calabrese for his first win of the season and the seventh of his career in the division at Fonda.

“We’ve been struggling this year,” Clark said in victory lane. “The last two weeks have been decent but we are a low budget team and we just do what we can.”

The Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman feature began with an early caution flag for Spencer Rapp who got together with Brett Mortensen on the backstretch with Rapp done for the night at that point while Mortensen pitted on the hot pit road to make repairs and continued on at the rear of the field.

John Young was the race leader on the restart from his pole position start with another caution flag out at the completion of lap one for Bill Port who was in the wall between turns one and two. Port was okay and continued on at the rear of the field. Young led again on this restart with sixth place starter Steve Wagoner the new second place car and challenging Young for the lead on lap four, running side by side for position.

Young held the lead position for two more laps until Wagoner took the lead away on the outside of turn four with eighth place starter Rich Christman now in the third position. Christman went from third to first on lap seven to take the race lead away and went on to his second win of the season over Wagoner, EJ McAuliffe, Brendan Gibbons, and John Young. In postrace inspection, Wagoner was disqualified for not having a rev box moving Mortensen into the top five.

The Algonkin Motel Pro Stock feature, which was a Best of 8 Series event sponsored by American Racer, began with Bill Knapp the early leader. Nick Stone started the event in the sixth position and went to the outside immediately, going three wide to the lead as lap one was completed. Ivan Joslin and Cassidy Wilson were the second and third place cars early on with 10th place starter moving to the front quickly.

Horning was able to get by both Wilson and Knapp for the third position by lap eight with Stone out to a straightaway advantage on lap 11. Horning was the new second place car on lap 14 after getting by Joslin for the spot with the yellow out with four laps to go closing up the field. Horning got by Stone for the lead on the inside of turns three and four and went on to his fourth win of the season and the 18th of his career at Fonda over Joslin, Josh Coonradt, Stone, and eighth place starter Kenny Gates.

“I caught the 82 (Wilson) and I just settled in behind him,” Horning said in victory lane. “Then I made a slide job pass to get by him and raced hard with the 49 (Joslin) before I found some grip on the bottom and was able to get by Nick for the lead. Tonight it was all about finesse where last week you really had to be up on the wheel.”

A red flag at the start slowed the Trackside Body Works Street Stock feature when Michael Arnold got on his roof in turn three. Arnold was not injured but was done for the evening at that point. On the restart and for the first two laps of the event, Cliff Haslun was the race leader before Jason Samrov took control of the race with a pass on the inside of the back stretch on lap three.

Stephen Young took away the lead briefly on lap six, but when the lap was officially scored it was Samrov who got back by Young for the lead in a great side by side battle. Samrov led the remaining laps for his first win of the season and the ninth of his career at Fonda over Young, Haslun, Zach Sorrentino, and Robert Wilmont.

Next Saturday, June 15 at Fonda the Bill Ag Memorial Modified Match races will take place along with all other divisions in action featuring Father’s Day giveaways. Starting time will be 7:00 p.m.

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.

SUNOCO MODIFIED TWIN 20 FEATURE #1 FINISH – 20-LAPS – STEWART FRIESEN, Josh Hohenforst, Dave Constantino, Danny Varin, Matt DeLorenzo, Rocky Warner, Michael Maresca, David Schilling, Bobby Varin, Korey Wilder, Elmo Reckner, Craig Hanson, Brian Gleason, Darwin Greene, Vinny Sanganetti, Steve Akers, Jessica Friesen, Roger Henion Jr., Allison Ricci, Scott Huber, Ed Harris, Cody Bleau, Ryan Odasz, Aaron Jacobs, Pep Corradi

SUNOCO MODIFIED TWIN 20 FEATURE #2 FINISH – 20-LAPS – DANNY VARIN, Rocky Warner, Stewart Friesen, Josh Hohenforst, Matt DeLorenzo, Brian Gleason, Elmo Reckner, Dave Constantino, Bobby Varin, Jessica Friesen, Craig Hanson, Korey Wilder, Steve Akers, Allison Ricci, Darwin Greene, Cody Bleau, Vinny Sanganetti, Ed Harris, Scott Huber, David Schilling, Roger Henion Jr., Aaron Jacobs, Michael Maresca, Pep Corradi, Ryan Odasz (DNS)

HEAT RACE WINNERS: Ryan Odasz, Pep Corradi, Danny Varin

SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH (RAIN DELAYED FROM 5/25) – 25-LAPS – BRIAN CALABRESE, Joe Orlando, Chad Edwards, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Tim Hartman Jr., Brian Borst, Mark Mortensen, Cody Clark, Tim Dwyer, Jason Greco, Dan Santabarbara, Adam McAuliffe, Aaron Burton, JaMike Sowle, Thomas VanVorst, Josh DeMagistris, Mike Jackson, Nick Scavia, Tony Farone, Griffen Mansmith, Andrew Buff

SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN REGULARLY SCHEDULED FEATURE – 25-LAPS – CODY LARK, Tony Farone, Brian Borst, Nick Scavia, Brian Calabrese, Chad Edwards, Mark Mortensen, Adam McAuliffe, Andrew Buff, Aaron Burton, Tim Hartman Jr., Kurtis Hohensheldt, Joe Orlando, Dan Santabarbara, JaMike Sowle, Josh DeMagistris, Jason Greco, Mike Jackson, Thomas VanVorst, Tim Dwyer, Griffen Mansmith

HEAT RACE WINNERS: Tony Farone, Brian Borst, Adam McAuliffe

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING INC. LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH – 20-LAPS – RICH CHRISTMAN, EJ McAuliffe, Brendan Gibbons, John Young, Brett Mortensen, Jack Hamm, Bill Port, Spencer Rapp, Steve Wagoner (DQ No Rev Box)

ALGONKIN MOTEL PRO STOCK FEATURE FINISH (BEST OF 8 SERIES PRESENTED BY AMERICAN RACER – 20-LAPS – LUKE HORNING, Ivan Joslin, Josh Coonradt, Nick Stone, Kenny Gates, Chuck Dumblewski, Justin Knight, Bill Knapp, David Emigh, Cassidy Wilson, Shane Henderson, Andy Graves, Beau Ballard, Jason Morrison, Randy Cosselman, Reuben Kennedy Jr., Jeff McPhail, Buck Gasner, John Roese, Jim Normoyle, Alicia Hughes

HEAT RACE WINNERS: Luke Horning, Josh Coonradt, Nick Stone

TRACKSIDE BODY WORKS STREET STOCK FEATURE FINISH – 15-LAPS – JASON SAMROV, Stephen Young, Cliff Haslun, Zach Sorrentino, Robert Wilmont, Josh Samrov, Michael Arnold, Brittany Celebucki

MODIFIED TWIN 20’S NYSSCA SAFETY AWARDS NIGHT AT THE FONDA SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS 6/8/2019

SUNOCO MODIFIED TWIN 20 FEATURE #1 FINISH – 20-LAPS – STEWART FRIESEN, Josh Hohenforst, Dave Constantino, Danny Varin, Matt DeLorenzo, Rocky Warner, Michael Maresca, David Schilling, Bobby Varin, Korey Wilder, Elmo Reckner, Craig Hanson, Brian Gleason, Darwin Greene, Vinny Sanganetti, Steve Akers, Jessica Friesen, Roger Henion Jr., Allison Ricci, Scott Huber, Ed Harris, Cody Bleau, Ryan Odasz, Aaron Jacobs, Pep Corradi

SUNOCO MODIFIED TWIN 20 FEATURE #2 FINISH – 20-LAPS – DANNY VARIN, Rocky Warner, Stewart Friesen, Josh Hohenforst, Matt DeLorenzo, Brian Gleason, Elmo Reckner, Dave Constantino, Bobby Varin, Jessica Friesen, Craig Hanson, Korey Wilder, Steve Akers, Allison Ricci, Darwin Greene, Cody Bleau, Vinny Sanganetti, Ed Harris, Scott Huber, David Schilling, Roger Henion Jr., Aaron Jacobs, Michael Maresca, Pep Corradi, Ryan Odasz (DNS)

HEAT RACE WINNERS: Ryan Odasz, Pep Corradi, Danny Varin

SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH (RAIN DELAYED FROM 5/25) – 25-LAPS – BRIAN CALABRESE, Joe Orlando, Chad Edwards, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Tim Hartman Jr., Brian Borst, Mark Mortensen, Cody Clark, Tim Dwyer, Jason Greco, Dan Santabarbara, Adam McAuliffe, Aaron Burton, JaMike Sowle, Thomas VanVorst, Josh DeMagistris, Mike Jackson, Nick Scavia, Tony Farone, Griffen Mansmith, Andrew Buff

SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN REGULARLY SCHEDULED FEATURE – 25-LAPS – CODY LARK, Tony Farone, Brian Borst, Nick Scavia, Brian Calabrese, Chad Edwards, Mark Mortensen, Adam McAuliffe, Andrew Buff, Aaron Burton, Tim Hartman Jr., Kurtis Hohensheldt, Joe Orlando, Dan Santabarbara, JaMike Sowle, Josh DeMagistris, Jason Greco, Mike Jackson, Thomas VanVorst, Tim Dwyer, Griffen Mansmith

HEAT RACE WINNERS: Tony Farone, Brian Borst, Adam McAuliffe

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING INC. LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH – 20-LAPS – RICH CHRISTMAN, EJ McAuliffe, Brendan Gibbons, John Young, Brett Mortensen, Jack Hamm, Bill Port, Spencer Rapp, Steve Wagoner (DQ No Rev Box)

ALGONKIN MOTEL PRO STOCK FEATURE FINISH (BEST OF 8 SERIES PRESENTED BY AMERICAN RACER – 20-LAPS – LUKE HORNING, Ivan Joslin, Josh Coonradt, Nick Stone, Kenny Gates, Chuck Dumblewski, Justin Knight, Bill Knapp, David Emigh, Cassidy Wilson, Shane Henderson, Andy Graves, Beau Ballard, Jason Morrison, Randy Cosselman, Reuben Kennedy Jr., Jeff McPhail, Buck Gasner, John Roese, Jim Normoyle, Alicia Hughes

HEAT RACE WINNERS: Luke Horning, Josh Coonradt, Nick Stone

TRACKSIDE BODY WORKS STREET STOCK FEATURE FINISH – 15-LAPS – JASON SAMROV, Stephen Young, Cliff Haslun, Zach Sorrentino, Robert Wilmont, Josh Samrov, Michael Arnold, Brittany Celebucki

TWIN 20’S FOR MODIFIEDS & NYSSCA SAFETY AWARDS NIGHT THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 8 AT FONDA

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – This Saturday, June 8 at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, the Sunoco Modifieds will compete in Twin 20-lap events with $1,500 to win going to the winners of each of those two events. Also on the racing card will be the Swagger Factory Apparel 602 Crate Sportsman who will run the rain delayed 25-lap feature from 5/25 along with a regularly scheduled feature event.

The Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman will also be in action along with the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks (Best of 8 Series event presented by American Racer) and the Trackside Body Works Street Stocks. Racing will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Sunoco Modifieds will run heat races handicapped normally. The first feature will be lined up via the weekly handicapping system with the winner of the first 20-lap event drawing an invert of either four, six, or eight for the second event. The remainder of the field will file in lined up by the order of finish from the first feature.

The Saturday racing program will begin where it does each and every Saturday night, at the Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame & Museum where they will welcome last week’s feature winners Brian Calabrese (Swagger Factory Apparel 602 Crate Sportsman), Steve Wagoner (Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman), and Stephen Young (Trackside Body Works Street Stocks). The drivers will be on hand with their racecars at the museum beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Hey Kid’s wouldn’t it be awesome if you could have your name on a racecar? This Saturday, June 8 is your chance. Always looking for ways to get kids involved in racing, Alicia Hughes came up with an idea to be able to have kids sign her #730 Pro-Stock and ride along with her for the remainder of the season. Be sure to get to the “Track of Champions” early to come in and etch your name on a real life racecar.

The car will be displayed by the Fonda Speedway Kid’s Club end of the covered grandstands at gate two so come over and check it out and sign your kid’s name to it! Ashley Abeling does a fantastic job with the Kid’s Club so be sure to stop by and say hello!

Also this Saturday June 8, the New York State Stock Car Association (NYSSCA) will hold their annual Safety Awards Night. Drivers in each of the feature events in all divisions who are members of NYSSCA are eligible for the awards, which include $75, a NYSSCA Yearbook, and a NYSSCA hat to the first NYSSCA member across the finish line in each of the feature events in all divisions. The second NYSSCA member across the finish line in each of the feature events in all divisions will receive $25, a NYSSCA Yearbook, and a NYSSCA hat.

There will also be one “Wildcard” award handed out to one lucky driver who is chosen overall and that driver will receive $50, a NYSSCA Yearbook, and a NYSSCA hat. If you are not yet a member of NYSSCA, you can see track representative Bonnie Mortensen before the racing program begins so that you are eligible to receive the awards on Saturday nights. The membership fee is $25.

WHO IS NYSSCA?

The New York State Stock Car Association is a group of area racers dedicated to the betterment of the sport through education and continued support. NYSSCA and its predecessor, the New York State Stock Car Owners and Drivers Club were originally created as “sounding boards” for area racers to voice opinions and to effect change at local speedways. Early 1960’s meetings concerned raising track purses and changing track rules. When NYSSCA was incorporated in 1969, the officers and board members expressed concerns over track safety and insurance matters.

One of NYSSCA’s first projects was to establish a benefit fund to help members who are injured in race related accidents. The fund has easily become one of the most important functions of the organization.

NYSSCA is also highly regarded for its awards banquet. The awards banquet was started in 1964, with some huge, well-remembered events taking place at the Schenectady IUE 301 Union Hall in the early 1970’s. Recent banquets at the Albany Polish Community Center have been just as large as membership climbs to all-time records.

NYSSCA memberships are open to ANYONE – all drivers, owners, fans, press, sponsors, and other members of the racing fraternity!

For more information about the New York State Stock Car Association (NYSSCA) you can go to their website www.nyssca.com

Race Day Information:
Gates Open: 4:00 p.m.
Hot Laps: 6:00 p.m.
Racing: 7:00 p.m.
Ticket Pricing:
Adults: $13.00
Seniors: (65 & Above) $11.00
Kids 11 & Under: FREE
Pit Entry W/Fonda Speedway License: $30.00
Pit Entry W/O License: $35.00
Parking in Speedway Lot: FREE
Concession Stands & Beer Booth Open
Fonda Speedway Novelty Stand: Brand new Fonda Speedway available for purchase.
Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame & Museum
Opens @ 3:30 pm
Admission to the Hall of Fame & Museum: FREE
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Speedway Office Phone: 518-915-4395
Speedway Address: 21 South Bridge Street, Fonda, NY 12068
Speedway E-Mail: fondaspdwy@gmail.com
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