F.X. Caprara Car Companies & BD Motorsports Media LLC Announce 2022 Marketing Partnership

WATERTOWN, NY – F.X. Caprara Car Companies and BD Motorsports Media LLC, the operator of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco, Fonda Speedway (Fonda, N.Y.) and Utica-Rome Speedway (Vernon, N.Y.), have partnered for a multi-faceted 2022 marketing agreement.

F.X. Caprara Car Companies has taken over the title sponsorship of the ’22 Thunder on the Thruway Series, a six-race series for Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman and Pro Stocks contested between Fonda and Utica-Rome speedways. Each F.X. Caprara Car Companies Thunder on the Thruway event features an increased purse with a year-end point fund reserved for the top-10 finishers in each division.

Dates for the F.X. Caprara Car Companies Thunder on the Thruway Series are as follows: Fonda (May 28, July 2 & July 16) and Utica-Rome (June 3, July 1 & Aug. 20).

The expanding Short Track Super Series brand gains a presenting sponsor for the ’22 season in F.X. Caprara Car Companies. The STSS is set for an aggressive schedule that includes 26 tracks in 10 different states, in addition to the emergence of the high-paying Halmar International ‘Elite’ program with four $25,000-to-win events and two races paying $50,000-plus to win!

The fourth round of the new Halmar International ‘Elite’ Series – Sept. 4 at Utica-Rome Speedway with the $25,000-to-win New Yorker 50 – will be presented by F.X. Caprara Car Companies. The New Yorker event features a total pay structure of $80,000 for 50 laps of racing around the Vernon half-mile oval.

F.X. Caprara Car Companies will supply a Fonda/Utica-Rome/Short Track Super Series pace vehicle to be seen across the Northeast during the ’22 season.

“The Caprara name is well-known across New York State,” BD Motorsports Media LLC owner Brett Deyo said. “We are very proud to partner with the F.X. Caprara Car Companies and work to promote both of our brands and grow the sport.”

The F.X. Caprara Family of Dealerships can be found online at www.F.X.caprara.com. The family owned and operated dealerships are below:

F.X. Caprara Honda – 23115 NYS Route 12 Watertown, NY 13601

F.X. Caprara Kia – 18675 US Route 11 Watertown, NY 13601

F.X. Caprara Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM – 44170 State Route 12 Alexandria Bay, NY    13607

F.X. Caprara Ford – 9890 Highway 37 Ogdensburg, NY 13669

F.X. Harley-Davidson – 17890 Goodnough St. Adams Center, NY 13606

F.X. Caprara Motorcycles – 17890 Goodnough St. Adams Center, NY 13606

F.X. Caprara Trailer Sales – 17890 Goodnough St. Adams Center, NY 13606

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 the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

Utica-Rome Speedway is located at 5591 NY-5 (Seneca Turnpike) Vernon, NY 13476. The official website is www.uticaromespeedway.com. Like Utica-Rome Speedway on Facebook or @UR_Speedway.

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.

2021 FONDA SPEEDWAY SEASON REVIEW

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – After struggling through the 2020 racing season due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Brett & Heather Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC along with General Managers Jamie & Denise Page and their entire staff came back stronger than ever in 2021 which was the 70th season of racing at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway.

Great crowds, increased car counts, and a large point fund due to the hard work of all the 50/50 raffle sellers highlighted the third year that the BD Motorsports LLC team promoted the Montgomery County Fairgrounds facility in 2021, with plans for 2022 already underway.

“2019 was a fantastic year at the Fonda Speedway but in 2020 we did whatever we could to keep going,” Deyo said at this year’s awards banquet. “What kind of struck me this year that things were back to normal was the night that we honored Jack Johnson. The crowds were back, the cars were back with almost two hundred cars in the pits that night. That was a monumental night and it got us back to normal.”

“This year we were able to put Fonda Speedway on Flo Racing and all season there were no less than 8,000 viewers watching. Most nights there were up to 11,000 watching and some nights up to 26,000! It was a huge step in getting exposure for our style of racing for not only the track sponsors but also all the sponsors on your racecars.”

“It was a good season overall at Fonda with good crowds and car counts which were up in both the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman and Fonda Fair Four Cylinder divisions. We were able to put together the $53,000 to win “Fonda 200” again am I am proud to announce that we’ll be doing that again in 2022 on September 15-17. We have seventy-three new lights to go up at Utica Rome and the Fonda Fair Board has also approved new lighting at Fonda as well.”

MEMORIAL OR TRIBUTE EVENTS

Four very special events were held during the 2021 season at the “Track of Champions” honoring four great drivers who helped make the Fonda Speedway the historic track that it is. Rocky Warner was the winner of the $12,000 to win Montgomery County Open honoring Jack Johnson in April of this year. Two prior events were held at Fonda to honor Johnson, one in September of 2012 when Mike Mahaney won the $12,000 to win event and the other a $5,000 to win event in August of 2017 which Mahaney also won.

Stewart Friesen won both events on Dave Lape Tribute Night on Memorial Day Weekend of this year, both 22-lap events which paid $1,720 to win each one. Friesen also won the $4,444 to win Lou Lazzaro Memorial event back in July at Fonda along with the $2,700 to win Harry Peek Memorial event in early August. One previous Harry Peek Memorial event was held at Fonda back in 1999 with Dave Camara the winner of that event.

Six prior Lou Lazzaro Memorial events were held at Fonda over the years with Seth Gano the winner in 2000, Matt DeLorenzo in 2006 & 2010, Friesen in 2014, and Ronnie Johnson in 2016. One Lazzaro Memorial event was also held at the Utica Rome Speedway back in 2007 with Willy Decker winning that event.

DIFFERENT WINNERS IN ALL DIVISIONS

Nineteen events were held in the Sunoco Modified division with seven different drivers winning those events. Stewart Friesen led the way with eleven victories while Rocky Warner and Mike Mahaney were both two-time winners. Jack Lehner, Jessica Friesen, Ronnie Johnson, and Brett Haas were all single event winners. For Lehner, Jessica Friesen, and Haas it was their first career wins in the division at Fonda.

Jessica Friesen also had two prior wins at Fonda, both in a 360-Sprint car. She won a 360-Sprint Open event at Fonda back on 4/29/2006 along with a win with the Empire Super Sprints (ESS) at Fonda back on 5/26/2012.

There were ten different winners in a total of seventeen events in the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman division led by Chad Edwards and Cody Clark, both with four wins apiece. Brian Calabrese was a two-time winner with single event wins going to Brian Borst, Jason Greco, Jason Reome, Tucker O’Connor, Mark Mortensen, Tanner Warner, and Payton Talbot. For Greco, Reome, O’Connor, Warner, and Talbot it was the first wins of their career in the division.

Six different drivers were winners in the fifteen events in the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman division led by Jeremy Tyrrell, Stephen Gray, and Clayton DuMond all with three wins apiece while Carter Gibbons, Kyle Dingman, and Taylor LaPlante were all two-time winners in the division. The wins for Tyrrell, Gibbons, Dingman, LaPlante, and DuMond were first career wins at Fonda in the division.

Nick Stone led the way with a total of six wins in the Algonkin Motel Pro Stock division followed by Luke Horning with four victories; Kenny Gates with two wins; Beau Ballard, Devon Camenga, Josh Coonradt, and Jim Normoyle all with one victory apiece. All total there were sixteen events run with seven different drivers reaching victory lane. For Ballard and Camenga it was their first career wins in the division. Ballard was also a three-time winner at Fonda in the IMCA division, all the wins coming during the 2008 racing season.

Sixteen events were run in the Fonda Fair Four Cylinder division with both a Single Overhead Cam and a Dual Overhead Cam winner declared in each feature event. Seven different winners won the events led by Ken Hollenback with thirteen wins (SOHC), Slappy White with eight wins (DOHC), Kerrie Hollenback with four wins (DOHC), Tyler White with three wins (DOHC), Wayne Russell Jr. with two wins (SOHC), Shawn Hemstreet (SOHC) and PJ Bleau (DOHC) both with one win apiece. The wins for both Slappy and Tyler White were the first of their careers at Fonda.

The Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series (MVVDMS) made four appearances in 2021 at Fonda with the drivers winning in their respective divisions as follows (multiple wins in parenthesis):

Antique – Bryan Scofield (two wins), Jimmy Fugel, and Frank Blanchard

Sportsman – Stephen Denton (two wins), Jon Kuleszo, Bryan Seyfried

Modified – Randy Delaney (two wins), Darral Hulbert, John Flach

Late Model – Curtis Condon (four wins)

Mystique – Mike Brown, George Palmer (two appearances only)

The CRSA Sprints made three appearances at Fonda in 2021 with Josh Flint, Mike Kiser, and Jordan Hutton winning those events. For Flint and Hutton, it was their first career wins in the division at Fonda.

Paulie Colagiovanni was the winner of the Patriot Sprint Tour Earl Halaquist Memorial while Matt Mosher won the first of his career at Fonda in the one and only Street Stock feature held in 2021.

Ronnie Johnson won $5,600 in just 10-laps during the Bill Ag Elimination Match Races in June while Bobby Varin won $644 in the Lou Lazzaro Memorial Dash 4 Jumpin’ Jack during Lou Lazzaro Memorial Night in July.

TRACK CHAMPIONS

For the first time in the history of the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway there was a tie for the Sunoco Modified Track Championship between Ronnie Johnson and Rocky Warner. For Johnson it was the third title of his career at Fonda (2011, 2016, 2021) and for Warner it was his second title (2019, 2021).

Chad Edwards was crowned the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman Track Champion for the third time in his career (2018, 2020, 2021) while Nick Stone took his third career title in the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks (2014, 2020, 2021). Carter Gibbons won the first title of his career at Fonda in the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman.

Ken Hollenback was crowned the Fonda Fair Four Cylinder Single Overhead Cam (SOHC) Champion for the eighth time in his career (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021) while Slappy White was crowned the Fonda Fair Four Cylinder Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC) Champion for the first time in his career.

THUNDER ON THE THRUWAY SERIES

A series between the two BD Motorsports LLC promoted racetracks, the Fonda Speedway and Utica Rome Speedway was held in 2021 with a total of five events held in the Modified, Crate 602 Sportsman, and Pro Stock divisions. Stewart Friesen won all five events at the two tracks in the Modified division, three at Utica Rome and two at Fonda, and was crowned the Modified Champion of the series.

Matt Janczuk won all three series events at Utica Rome in the Crate 602 Sportsman division while Jason Greco and Cody Clark each won one event at Fonda with Chad Edwards crowned the series champion. Nick Stone had two series wins at Fonda and one at Utica Rome in the Pro Stock division and was crowned champion with Kenny Gates and Beau Ballard each winning one event at Utica Rome.

AMERICAN RACER/LIAS TIRE SUPER SIX SERIES FOR PRO STOCKS

A six-race series was held in 2021 for the Algonkin Motel Pro Stock division at Fonda with extra purse money on the line for each event. Luke Horning won three of the events while Nick Stone was the winner of the other two with one event being rained out.

ACCOMPLISHED CAR OWNERS PRODUCE SUCCESS AND TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS

Co-Modified Track Champion Rocky Warner, Crate 602 Sportsman Track Champion Chad Edwards, and Pro Stock Track Champion Nick Stone had one thing in common besides being crowned Track Champions in 2021 in their respective divisions at Fonda. All three had successful and accomplished car owners in their corner.

Famed car owner Jake Spraker retired from racing at the end of 2021, but he went out in style, adding another Track Championship to his list of accomplishments at the “Track of Champions” with Warner behind the wheel. With this years Modified Track Championship Spraker now has a total of 11 Track Championships at Fonda including a Pro Stock title in 1999 with Steve Welch as his driver.

Warner won three consecutive Track Championships for Spraker in the Crate 602 Sportsman division at Fonda in 2015, 2016, and 2017. while Spraker’s first Modified Track Championship at Fonda came in 1989 with Mike Romano as his driver. Bobby Varin was a three-time Modified champion in Spraker’s car back in 2005, 2006, and 2008 while Ronnie Johnson drove the #1J to the championship in 2016. Warner won two championships for Spraker at Fonda back in 2019 and this year in 2021.

2021 was the 54th year that a car #10% has competed at Fonda with Chad Edwards being crowned the Crate 602 Sportsman Track Champion in the John Kollar owned car the last two seasons in 2020 and 2021. Kollar also had success during his career at Fonda as the driver of the legendary car #10% with three career wins, the first one coming on 7/15/1995 and his last on 8/1/1998.

Both Spraker and Kollar were inducted into the Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame in 2017 for their accomplishments at the “Track of Champions.”

Stone drove the Todd Hoffman owned #8 to the Pro Stock Track Championship this season with Hoffman himself winning the Fonda Pro Stock title for four consecutive years in 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988. Hoffman currently sits third on the All-Time Win List in the Pro Stock division at Fonda with a total of fifty-one victories.

Congratulations to all car owners and drivers for their accomplishments during the 2021 season at Fonda. Plans are currently underway for the 71st season of competition at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds facility and you can keep up with those plans by going to the track website www.thefondaspeedway.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thefondaspeedwy

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 in 2022. 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 the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

2022 FONDA SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE OFFERS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – 2022 will be the fourth year that Brett & Heather Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC will be promoting the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway along with general managers Jamie and Denise Page and their entire staff.

Bringing the excitement, the fans, and the racers back to the “Track of Champions” has been a priority of the current management team and with the many different ideas of promoting events with the fans and racers in mind they have certainly accomplished that.

The historic track located on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds will be celebrating the 71st season of weekly competition in 2022 and the recently released schedule will not disappoint any race fan as it has something for everyone. The schedule features a total of 22 racing events with the featured weekly divisions including the Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Pro Stocks, and Four Cylinders.

SPECIAL MEMORIAL EVENT

On Saturday, April, 23 Andy’s Speed Shop will present the “Jack Johnson Memorial” Montgomery County Open 40-lap $12,000 to win Modified event with Sail Panels featuring 25 show up points for the Modifieds. All other divisions will also be in action along with the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series (MVVDMS).

FOR THE FANS

Saturday, May 7 will be “Dollar Night” featuring $1 grandstand admission with all divisions in action.

Saturday, June 11 will feature Bill Lake Modular Homes presenting “Fan Appreciation Night” with $5 grandstand admission. All divisions will be in action along with the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series and a pre-race driver meet & greet.

Saturday, July 9 will be another “Fan Appreciation Night” featuring $5 grandstand admission with all divisions in action along with Crate 602 Sportsman Challenge Races.

Saturday, July 23 will feature the “Fan Favorite” Modified Twin 20’s paying $1,500to win each event along with all other divisions in action with no increase in admission!

FOR THE SERIES LOVERS WHO COME TO SEE THE TOURING SERIES DRIVERS

On Sunday, July 3 the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) fueled by Sunoco Modifieds will compete in the “Firecracker 50”, a 50-lap $10,000 to win, $500 to start event. The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman will also be in action in a 30-lap $2,000 to win event with 25 show up points awarded to drivers in both divisions. A huge fireworks display will conclude the racing program.

On Saturday, September 17 the STSS Series will be back with the prestigious “Fonda 200” paying $53,000 to win! STSS Modified B-Main events will also be run along with the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman competing in a 30-lap, $2,000 to win event!

MINI-SERIES FOR FONDA AND UTICA ROME DRIVERS

On Saturday, May 28 the “Thunder on the Thruway Series” Modifieds will compete in a 40-lap, $4,000 to win event along with the “Thunder on the Thruway Series” Crate 602 Sportsman competing in a $1,500 to win event, and the “Thunder on the Thruway Series” Pro Stocks who will be competing in a $1,000 to win event. All other divisions will also be in action.

On Saturday, July 2 the “Thunder on the Thruway Series” Modifieds will compete in a 40-lap, $4,000 to win event along with the “Thunder on the Thruway Series” Crate 602 Sportsman competing in a $1,500 to win event, and the “Thunder on the Thruway Series” Pro Stocks who will be competing in a $1,000 to win event. All other divisions will also be in action along with the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series (MVVDMS). Hall of Fame Inductions will also take place at the Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame & Museum for the class of 2022.

On Saturday, July 16 One Zee Tees and AIM Autism will present “Autism Awareness Night” with the “Thunder on the Thruway Series” Modifieds competing in a 40-lap, $4,000 to win event along with the “Thunder on the Thruway Series” Crate 602 Sportsman competing in a $1,500 to win event, and the “Thunder on the Thruway Series” Pro Stocks who will be competing in a $1,000 to win event. There will also be a pre-race chicken barbeque and silent auction.

FOR THE SPRINT CAR FAN

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) 360 Sprint Cars will return to the Fonda Speedway for the first time since 2018 with two appearances in 2022 on Saturday, May 14 and on Saturday, August 6 with all other regular divisions in action on both race nights.

The CRSA Sprint Cars will be in action three times in 2022 at Fonda on Saturday, June 4; Saturday, July 30; and Friday, September 16. All regular divisions will also be in action on June 4 and July 30 while September 16 will also include STSS Modified Qualifying Races for the Fonda 200 along with Pro Stocks ($1,000 to win), Street Stocks ($500 to win), and Four Cylinders.

The Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) will be in action at Fonda on Saturday, June 25 along with all other regular divisions.

FOR THE VINTAGE FAN

The Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series (MVVDMS) will be in action at Fonda for five events on Saturday, April 23; Saturday, May 21; Saturday, June 11; Saturday, July 2; and Saturday, August 13.

FOR THE FANS WHO CAN’T ATTEND IN PERSON

All events on the 2022 racing schedule at Fonda will also be shown live on FloRacing. Every race live or on demand for $150 a year! You can signup for FloRacing by going to the link https://www.floracing.com/signup?go=%2F

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 the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

2022 Fonda Speedway Schedule of Events

Weekly Divisions: Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Pro Stocks & Four Cylinders

Weekly Grandstand Admission: $11 (Adults) – $9 (Seniors ages 65 & Up) – Kids 11 and under FREE – Increases for special events as noted

Weekly Pit Admission: $30 (Fonda Speedway Members); $35 (Non-Members) – Increases for special events as noted

Gates Open: 4 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6 p.m. – Racing: 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

April Events – Gates Open: 3 p.m. – Hot Laps: 5:30 p.m. – Racing: 6 p.m.

 

Saturday, April 9 – Open Practice (Rain Date: April 10)

Gates Open: Noon – Hot Laps: 3-6 p.m.

Pit Admission: $25 (Fonda Speedway Members) or $30 (Non-Members)


Saturday, April 16
 – Palmer’s Service Center Opening Night – All Divisions (points begin)

Gates Open: 3 p.m. – Hot Laps: 5:30 p.m. – Racing: 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, April 23
 – Andy’s Speed Shop presents Jack Johnson Memorial Montgomery County Open – $12,000-to-win Modifieds with sail panels, 40 laps (25 show-up points for Modifieds) – all divisions plus Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Racing Series*

Gates Open: 3 p.m. – Hot Laps: 5:30 p.m. – Racing: 6:30 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: $20 (Adults) – $18 (Seniors ages 65 & Up); Kids 11 and under FREE

Pit Admission: $35 (Fonda Members) or $40 (Non-Members)


Saturday, April 30
 – Pro Stocks $1,000 to win – All divisions

Gates Open: 3 p.m. – Hot Laps: 5:30 p.m. – Racing: 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, May 7
 – Dollar Night – $1 Grandstand Admission! – All divisions


Saturday, May 14 –
 Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) 360 Sprint Cars – All divisions*

Grandstand Admission: $18 (Adults) – $16 (Seniors ages 65 & Up); Kids 11 and under FREE


Saturday, May 21 –
 All divisions plus Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Racing Series


Saturday, May 28 –
 Thunder on the Thruway Series Modifieds $4,000 to win, Crate 602 Sportsman $1,500 to win, Pro Stocks $1,000 to win – All divisions*

Grandstand Admission: $15 (Adults) – $13 (Seniors ages 65 & Up); Kids 11 and under FREE


Saturday, June 4 –
 All divisions plus CRSA Sprint Cars*

Grandstand Admission: $13 (Adults) – $11 (Seniors ages 65 & Up); Kids 11 and under FREE


Saturday, June 11 –
 Bill Lake Modular Homes presents Fan Appreciation Night – $5 Grandstand Admission – Pre-Race Meet & Greet – All divisions plus Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Racing Series


Saturday, June 18 –
 Dirt Track Digest TV Night – Bill Ag One-on-One Match Races – All Divisions


Saturday, June 25 – 
Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) 360 Sprint Cars – All divisions*

Grandstand Admission: $18 (Adults) – $16 (Seniors ages 65 & Up); Kids 11 and under FREE


Saturday, July 2 –
Thunder on the Thruway Series Modifieds $4,000 to win, Crate 602 Sportsman $1,500 to win, Pro Stocks $1,000 to win – All divisions plus Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Racing Series*. Hall of Fame Inductions will also take place at the Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame & Museum for the class of 2022.

Grandstand Admission: $15 (Adults) – $13 (Seniors ages 65 & Up); Kids 11 and under FREE


Sunday, July 3 –
 Firecracker 50 – Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modifieds 50 laps, $10,000 to win, $500 to start plus STSS Crate 602 Sportsman 30 laps, $2,000 to win (25 show-up points, both divisions) – Huge Fireworks display!

Gates Open: 4 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:30 p.m. – Racing: 7:15 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: $25 (Adults) – $23 (Seniors ages 65 & Up): Kids 11 and under FREE

Pit Admission: $35 (Fonda Members) or $40 (Non-Members)


Saturday, July 9 –
 Fan Appreciation Night – $5 Grandstand Admission – Crate 602 Sportsman Challenge Races


Saturday, July 16 –
 One Zee Tees and AIM Autism present Autism Awareness Night – Thunder on the Thruway Series Modifieds $4,000 to win, Crate 602 Sportsman $1,500 to win, Pro Stocks $1,000 to win – Pre-Race Chicken Barbecue & Silent Auction*

Grandstand Admission: $15 (Adults) – $13 (Seniors ages 65 & Up); Kids 11 and under FREE


Saturday, July 23 –
 “Fan Favorite” Modified Twin 20s $1,500 to win each – All divisions – No increase in admission!


Saturday, July 30 –
 Parks Companies Night – All divisions plus CRSA Sprint Cars*

Grandstand Admission: $13 (Adults) – $11 (Seniors ages 65 & Up); Kids 11 and under FREE


Saturday, August 6 –
 Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) 360 Sprint Cars – All divisions*

Grandstand Admission: $18 (Adults) – $16 (Seniors ages 65 & Up); Kids 11 and under FREE


Saturday, August 13 –
 Benjamin Moore Paints Championship Night – All divisions plus Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Racing Series


Thursday, September 15-Saturday, September 17 – Fonda 200 Weekend

Thursday, September 15 – Modified ‘Underdog 33’ Non-Winner’s Race – Open Practice, All Divisions

Reserved Grandstand Seating: $15 – General Admission: $12

Pit Admission: $25 (Fonda Speedway Members) – $30 (Non-Members)


Friday, September 16 –
 STSS Modified Qualifying Races, CRSA Sprint Cars, Pro Stocks ($1,000 to win), Street Stocks ($500 to win) & Four Cylinders

Reserved Grandstand Seating: $25 – General Admission: $22

Pit Admission: $35 (Fonda Speedway Members) or $40 (Non-Members)


Saturday, September 17 –
 STSS Modified Fonda 200 $53,000 to win, STSS Modified B-Mains & STSS Crate 602 Sportsman 30 laps, $2,000 to win!

Reserved Grandstand Seating: $40 – General Admission: $35

Pit Admission: $45 (Fonda Speedway Members) or $50 (Non-Members)


Weekend Reserved Seating:
 $75 – Weekend General Admission Seating: $60
Weekend Pit Passes: $100 (Fonda Speedway Member) or $115 (Non-Member)

A LOOK BACK AT 2021 AT THE FONDA SPEEDWAY – HEAT RACE WINNERS

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – On any given night at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, qualifying in a handicapping position can either make or break a night for a driver in all divisions of racing that use the heat race process to qualify for the main event. With large car counts in all divisions in 2021 at Fonda there were a total of 64 qualifying heat races, consolation races, and B-Main events in the Go Sunoco Racing Fuels distributed by Insinger Performance sponsored Modified division with 33 different drivers winning those events.

With even larger car counts in the Swagger Factory Apparel sponsored Crate 602 Sportsman division there were a total of 88 qualifying events with 33 different drivers winning those events. In the Algonkin Motel sponsored Pro Stock division there were 44 total qualifying events that were won by 13 different drivers. The Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. sponsored Limited Sportsman division had a total of 28 qualifying events with eight different drivers winning those events.

Rocky Warner and JaMike Sowle led the way in the Modified division with seven qualifying event wins apiece followed by Adam McAuliffe with five. Craig Hanson and Mike Mahaney were next in line with four wins apiece followed by David Schilling and Jessica Friesen with three wins apiece; Ancel Collins, Pep Corradi, Stewart Friesen, Josh Hohenforst, and Tyler Dippel all with two wins apiece.

Single qualifying event wins in the Modified division went to Alan Johnson, Bobby Varin, Brian Gleason, Brian Pessolano, Cale Ross, Danny Tyler, George Foley, Jack Lehner, Michael Maresca, Ronnie Johnson, Tim Fuller, Dave Constantino, Billy Decker, Alex Yankowski, Anthony Perrego, Chris Curtis, Brett Haas, Cody Clark, Matt Sheppard, Danny Varin, and Darren Smith.

Tim Hartman Jr. led the way in the Crate 602 Sportsman division with a total of eight qualifying event wins followed by Brett Mortensen with seven. Addison Bowman, Mark Mortensen, Cody Clark, and Brian Borst all had five qualifying event wins while Jason Greco and Dan Santabarbara both had four victories. Aaron Burton, Tim Dwyer, Troy Zilles, Michael McCallion, and Kurtis Hohensheldt were next in line with three wins apiece.

Drivers with two qualifying event wins were Brendan Gibbons, Mike Ketchum, Nick Scavia, Jason Reome, Tony Farone, Jeremiah Munson, Brian Calabrese, Tanner Warner, Payton Talbot and Tucker O’Connor while Dylan Eldred, Finch Fenton, William August, Joey Brunning, Kyle Dingman, Ricky Quick, Corey Cormier, David Manchester, Troy Palmer, and Will Shields all had one qualifying event win.

2021 Pro Stock Track Champion Nick Stone and Kenny Gates both had six qualifying event wins while Gary Silkey, Josh Coonradt, Jason Morrison, and Luke Horning all had four wins apiece. Bill Knapp, Chuck Dumblewski, and Beau Ballard all had three wins apiece while Andy Graves, Steve Cosselman, and Jim Normoyle all had two wins apiece. One single qualifying event win also went to Shane Playford.

Taylor LaPlante led the way with qualifying event wins in the Limited Sportsman division with six followed by John Young with five, Jeremy Tyrrell and Stephen Gray with four, Clayton DuMond and Kyle Dingman with three, Carter Gibbons with two and Lance Hill with one.

The 2022 Fonda Speedway schedule was just released, and you can view it on the Fonda Speedway website www.thefondaspeedway.com

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 the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

$105,725 DISTRIBUTED AT THE VERNON DOWNS CASINO HOTEL HONORING COMPETITORS FROM THE FONDA AND UTICA-ROME SPEEDWAYS

By: Ron Szczerba

VERNON, NY – The 2021 racing seasons at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway and the “Home of Heroes” Utica-Rome Speedway were celebrated on Friday evening November 19 at the Vernon Downs Casino Hotel in Vernon, NY. Brett and Heather Deyo of BD Motorsports Media, who promote both racetracks, paid out a total of $105,725 to competitors in all different divisions from both weekly speedways.

There were 350 people in attendance to honor the top ten finishers in weekly division points at both Fonda and Utica-Rome along with the top ten drivers in the Thunder on the Thruway Series, a six-race series between both tracks. Stewart Friesen (Modified) and Matt Janczuk (Sportsman) were also honored for their championships in the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels. Short Track Super Series announcer Jeff Ahlum emceed the event with a delicious buffet included for all the guests.

The invocation was given by Pastor Gregory Nitz of the Finish Line Chaplaincy who stressed the importance of family and biblical principles.

“It is great to see this turnout tonight,” Brett Deyo said to the crowd. “Everybody is going to be pretty close friends tonight because we jammed everyone in here, but it is awesome to have this many people interested in what we are doing and wanting to be here to celebrate it. It shows that our program is alive and well.”

The event started with the champions in the D & S Landscaping Jr. Slingshots and the Senior Services Insurance All Star Slingshots being recognized following the 2021 season where they were in competition at the Utica-Rome Speedway. Corky Warner (Jr. Slingshots) and Brett Putnam (All Star Slingshots) received $250 and $500 respectively for their titles.

Next up were the Cool Stuff Antiques Four Cylinder Champions at Utica-Rome and the Fonda Fair Four Cylinder Champions from the Fonda Speedway in both the single and dual overhead cam classes. Wayne Russell (SOHC) and Justin Pope (DOHC) were crowned champions at Utica-Rome while Ken Hollenback (SOHC) and Slappy White (DOHC) were the champions at the Fonda Speedway.

Dinner was up next followed by what Jeff Ahlum stated as the “State of the Union” address by BD Motorsports Brett Deyo who said in his own words:

“2019 was a fantastic year at the Fonda Speedway but in 2020 we did whatever we could to keep going. What kind of struck me this year that things were back to normal was the night that we honored Jack Johnson. The crowds were back, the cars were back with almost two hundred cars in the pits that night, and instead of the sheriff coming in to tell me to knock it off he was back helping us park cars because we had so many people coming through the gates. That was a monumental night and it got us back to normal.”

“This year we were able to put Fonda Speedway on Flo Racing and all season there were no less than 8,000 viewers watching. Most nights there were up to 11,000 watching and some nights up to 26,000! It was a huge step in getting exposure for our style of racing for not only the track sponsors but also all the sponsors on your racecars. We showcased the Pro Stock division and how good it is at Port Royal and were able to put the Pro Stocks on the map there with a huge exposure.”

“It was a good season overall at Fonda with good crowds and car counts which were up in both the Sportsman and Four Cylinder divisions. We were able to put together the $53,000 to win “Fonda 200” again am I am proud to announce that we’ll be doing that again in 2022 on September 15-17. We have seventy-three new lights to go up at Utica-Rome and the Fonda Fair Board has also approved new lighting at Fonda as well.”

“Utica Rome was the feel-good story of the year for us, I got to know Gene Cole back when I was writing for the Area Auto Racing News, and we hit it off. Gene started hinting around that Utica-Rome may be available last August, but it took till January of 2021 for me to get the call asking me if I wanted the track. One of the lines that I use as an excuse when I do this crazy stuff is “God hates a coward.”

“I told them we would give it a shot, met with them and decided to change race nights, rules, tires, fuel, and purses. We decided to roll the dice and boy did it turn out great. The first few weeks we had to prove ourselves and show that we were for real on Friday nights. I hate to thank anybody individually because I may forget someone, but Jamie Friesen turned the track around so no more slipping and sliding at Utica-Rome. It is awesome to have a cushion and I think that is one of the reasons we came back so strong.”

“We held some big money races again at Utica Rome and the crowds and car counts went up as the season went on making it a very satisfying deal to have Utica-Rome turn around like it did. In 2022 the All Star 410-Sprints will be back at Utica-Rome for the first time in several years on August 20. The New Yorker on September 4 will feature a $80,000 purse with $25,000 going to the winner.”

“This banquet is the end of a long season for us with a total of eighty events being run. Thanks to Jamie and Denise Page, they do it all, they are so good at rallying people to help them because they are such kind people. We could not do it without them. Another guy that does not get much credit is Craig Hanson who runs the grader at Fonda on Saturday nights while trying to race and keep all his sponsors on his racecar and everyone around him happy. We proved at the Fonda 200 this year that we have a good surface.”

“When I was writing out checks at five o’clock this morning tonight’s point fund totaling $105,725 for two weekly racetracks really hit me. I need to thank American Racer, Lias Tire, and Sunoco Race Fuels but I think the real heroes in all of this are the 50/50 ticket sellers. They did an outstanding job week after week with a $10,000 prize at the Fonda 200. It was amazing week after week seeing what they were able to do to make this all possible. I am very proud of what we were able to pay out tonight, what we were able to do as a group, and I think that we’ve got a brighter future ahead.”

Continuing on with the track championship awards, David Hackett Jr. (Fastline Performance Limited Sportsman at Utica-Rome) and Carter Gibbons (Montgomery County Office for the Aging Inc. at Fonda) were crowned the champions in the Limited Sportsman division in point funds totaling $1,525 at both tracks.

The Next Generation Graphix Pro Stock division at Utica-Rome had a point fund total of $4,900 with $1,000 of it going to Beau Ballard for his championship. When asked about how it felt to win the championship Ballard responded “Pretty damn good. We caught some lucky breaks but did what we had to do, kept our nose to the grindstone and got it done. “We’ll be back next year to go on defense.”

Nick Stone was the recipient of $1,500 out of a total point fund of $5,775 for his third title at Fonda and second in a row in the Algonkin Motel Pro Stock division. “We had a great season,” Stone said to the crowd. “I couldn’t do it without Todd Hoffman and his crew along with all of the guys on my #27 crew. It is a 100% team effort between both teams who do all the work and take all of the stress off of me so that I can concentrate on driving the race car.”

The drivers in the Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman division at Utica-Rome shared a total of $7,350 in their point fund with $1,500 of it going to their 2021 champion Matt Janczuk. “Overall, it was a great year for our team,” Janczuk said. “Thanks to my wife and family, we raced a lot this year, and thanks to Brett Deyo for opening up Utica-Rome again. Utica Rome is in my back yard, and it is where I learned how to race. It was a huge swing for us switching to Teo this year and also from bars to coils but we are already looking forward to 2022.”

Chad Edwards collected $2,000 out of a total point fund of $7,850 for his third title in the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman division at Fonda and his second title in a row. “It was a great year,” Edwards said. “I have to thank car owner John Kollar who has been in this sport for over 50 years at Fonda and all of my crew. I also have to thank my mom and dad who took out a $10,000 loan in order for me to start my racing career years ago. I remember being young when I started racing but now, I’m in my mid thirties with a lot of young talent coming up.”

The point funds in the Fuccillo Autoplex of Nelliston Thunder on the Thruway Series totaled $11,150 in the Modifieds, $3,025 in the Crate 602 Sportsman, and $2,675 in the Pro Stocks. Stewart Friesen won $4,000 for his title in the Modifieds while Chad Edwards and Nick Stone won $1,000 apiece for their titles in the Crate 602 Sportsman and Pro Stock divisions, respectively.

Stewart Friesen collected $13,250 for his Modified title in the American Racer Cup while Matt Janczuk collected $1,500 for his Crate 602 Sportsman American Racer Cup title.

Matt Sheppard was crowned the Sunoco Modified Track Champion at Utica-Rome for 2021 collecting $6,000 for his efforts in a total point fund of $20,525. For Sheppard it was the fifth title of his career at Utica Rome.

“Utica-Rome has been in my blood for over 20 years,” Sheppard said to the crowd. “Thanks to Brett (Deyo) for opening the track back up this year. I race for a living and sometimes the business side of it takes all the fun out of it and makes it more of a job. I used to race at the Outlaw Speedway on Friday’s which is a couple of hours from home but now I’m racing closer to home at Utica-Rome on Fridays where I have decided to race for fun again.”

For the first time in its 70-year history, the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway had a tie for the Sunoco Modified point championship between Ronnie Johnson and Rocky Warner. The two drivers each earned $10,000 for their point titles in a total point fund at the track of $34,975! For Johnson it was his third championship at Fonda while for Warner it was the second of his career at Fonda.

“When the season started, I didn’t know that we were going to be racing at Fonda,” Johnson said. “The honor that everybody gave my dad, it was a little emotional, my race team and everybody else wanted us to race at Fonda. Right down to a couple of days before opening night it was a 180-degree swing and we decided to race at Fonda. I’m glad that we did, and it feels good to be back home.”

“We weren’t prepared to run at Fonda, we had all big block motors, and it took us up until the end of the season to get a small block,” Johnson continued to say. “I need to thank my entire race team including Chris Persons, Frank Witz, and Gary Mickle who built us a new race shop after my dad got sick and we had to move out of the old shop. Also special thanks to Carl Lamalfa who is here with us tonight. He was my father’s best friend and he used to bring my dad lunch every day.”

“Hats off to my guys who kept me going all season,” Warner said. “It was a great season and great to see Jake (car owner Jake Spraker) go out on top. RJ is the peoples champion but I’m thankful that we have a good following of our own fan wise.”

Both drivers were quick to give credit to Stewart Friesen who finished just five points behind them in the final point standings.

“It is fun racing with Stew,” Johnson said. He reminds me of my father, and he certainly knows his way around Fonda. He is a class act and pushes us to an all-new level.

“Stewart is making us all better at Fonda,” Warner said.

 Be sure to keep an eye on the track websites www.uticaromespeedway.com and www.newfondaspeedway.com for schedules and announcements regarding the 2022 racing season.

GRECO’S NAPA AUTO & TRUCK PARTS HARD CHARGER AWARD WINNERS FOR THE 2021 SEASON AT THE FONDA SPEEDWAY

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – The Hard Charger Award is one that may often be overlooked if it is offered at all at your local speedways. It is a special award to receive however, because it shows not only the talent of the race car driver to come through the field in the feature event after a poor qualifying effort, but also the talent and knowledge of the driver, car owner, and pit crew who adjust the race car before feature time to make it competitive.

For the last three years at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, Frank & Jason Greco of Greco’s NAPA Auto & Truck Parts, which is located at 6014 NY Rt. 5 in Palantine Bridge NY, have presented the Greco’s NAPA Hard Charger Award to the driver who advances the most positions in the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman division feature event on a weekly basis.

“I know it’s not much, but every little bit counts especially for the smaller Sportsman teams who really seem to appreciate it,” Jason Greco recently said.

The award, which consists of $100 gift certificate to their store, is contingent on the Greco’s NAPA sticker being displayed on the race car with the recipients of the award in 2021 including the following drivers:

Kurtis Hohensheldt won the award three times this year after advancing nine positions on 4/24 (26th to 17th), eighteen positions on 5/29 (25th to seventh), and fifteen positions on 7/31 (30th to 15th).

Tony Farone, Tim Hartman Jr., and Brian Calabrese were all two-time winners of the award this year. Farone advanced eleven positions on 4/17 (16th to fifth), and thirteen positions on 6/12 (27th to 14th) while Hartman Jr. advanced eleven positions on 5/1 (22nd to 11th) and eighteen positions on 5/29 (22nd to fourth) to tie with Hohensheldt for the award on 5/29. Calabrese advanced eighteen positions on 6/5 (28th to 10th) and twenty-two positions on 7/4 (30th to eighth).

Single time winners of the award in 2021 were presented to the following drivers:

Brian Borst who advanced ten positions on 5/8 (20th to 10th).

Chad Edwards who advanced eight positions on 5/15 (16th to eighth).

Addison Bowman who advanced twenty-one positions on 5/22 (27th to sixth).

Tucker O’Connor who advanced sixteen positions on 6/19 (22nd to sixth).

Michael Ballestero who advanced eleven positions on 6/26 (25th to 14th).

Troy Zilles who advanced fifteen positions on 7/10 (26th to 11th).

Michael McCallion who advanced eight positions on 7/24 (23rd to 15th).

Tanner Warner who advanced thirteen positions on 8/14 (18th to fifth).

Jeremiah Munson who advanced twenty-three positions on 9/18 (29th to sixth).

Without the benefit of sponsorship, racing events at your local speedways would not be possible so Fonda Speedway management would like to thank the following Marketing Partners for the 2021 season who are listed on the track website including American Racer, Lias Tire Racing Division, American Racer Cup, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series, BD Brett Deyo Motorsports Media, Southside Beverage, A-Verdi Storage Containers, Recovery Sports Grill, and BBL Companies.

WEEKLY DIVISION SPONSORS

For 2021 the weekly division sponsors included Sunoco Race Fuels distributed by Insinger Performance for the Modifieds, Swagger Factory Apparel for the Crate 602 Sportsman, Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. for the Limited Sportsman, the Algonkin Motel for the Pro Stocks, and the Fonda Fair for the Four Cylinder/Cruiser division.

Fonda Speedway management would like to thank all the weekly division sponsors mentioned above for their support of the speedway.

Keep track of all announcements throughout the off season along with summaries of the 2021 racing season on the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway website www.thefondaspeedway.com

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 the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

$53,000 TO STEWART FRIESEN IN THE 29TH EDITION OF THE FONDA 200

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – The opening ceremonies at any event can be special, the one at the 29th edition of the Fonda 200 on Saturday was one of the best that I think that I have ever seen. Drivers were introduced according to their starting positions and walked to their cars in front of the fans in the grandstand.

Fonda Speedway and Short Track Super Series starter Joe Kriss sang the Canadian National Anthem while Mimi Lazzaro performed the National Anthem. What made this moment so special was that Mimi invited the crowd to sing along with her and it was spectacular to hear the huge crowd on hand sing it along with her.

A replica of one of Jack Johnson’s orange and white coupes built by Larry Lauler, Brian Rounds, and Slugger Charlew paced the field four wide before the green flag was thrown to begin the Fonda 200 featuring the biggest payoff in Northeast Dirt Modified racing as announced by Fonda Speedway announcer Chris Moore.

Congratulations to Dawn from Albany, NY who was the winner of the 50/50 worth $10,553! Great job by all the 50/50 girls and thanks for all of your hard work this 2021 season.

When Joe Kriss’ green flag was thrown to start the Sunoco Modified “Fonda 200” event, pole position starter Jeff Rockefeller took the early lead as the drivers all settled in for a long 200 laps. Outside pole position starter Danny Varin took the lead away from Rockefeller on the outside of turn two with sixth place starter Stewart Friesen up to the second position by lap 12 after getting by Rockefeller.

Varin stretched his lead to a full straightaway by lap 15 with four lap cars in between himself and Friesen at that time. The first caution of the event was out on lap 22 for Alex Yankowski with a unique format in place under yellow flag conditions. Drivers were allowed to go to the hot pit under caution without going laps down even though the first three laps under yellow counted in the event.

Varin chose the inside on the restart and maintained his lead over Friesen, going between the lap cars of Darwin Greene and Steve Akers on lap 34 to keep pace over Friesen. Varin and Friesen were side by side for the lead on lap 39 with two more lap cars racing side by side in front of them. Varin shut the door on Friesen and maintained the lead at that point.

On a lap 46 restart, fourth place starter Rocky Warner took the second position away from Friesen as they swapped the position twice before Friesen gained control of it again on lap 48. Ninth place starter Mike Mahaney challenged Warner for the third position on lap 59 and took it away from Warner at that point.

Friesen took the lead away from Varin on the inside of turns three and four on lap 66 only to have Varin get back by for the lead on the backstretch of the next lap. The race took a turn for the worse on lap 67 for Friesen who cut down a right front tire to bring out the caution. Friesen would pit to change the tire and discovered that he also had a broken right rear shock which his crew changed, and he went back out on the track in the 24th position.

Ronnie Johnson started the event in the 14th position and moved past Warner for the second spot on lap 72 just before another caution slowed the field two laps later. At that point there were twenty cars still on the lead lap with the top five consisting of Varin, Johnson, Warner, 11th place starter Tyler Dippel, and 22nd place starter Matt DeLorenzo.

Varin maintained the lead through the restart with Dippel getting by Warner for the third position on lap 81. On lap 87 in lap traffic, Johnson took the lead away from Varin after going by both Varin and a lap car with Warner also getting by Varin for the second position four laps from the halfway point.

At the lap 100 break which was ten minutes in length, drivers were allowed two options, one was to go to the hot pit for any adjustments to your car with the other being going to the infield for fuel and air pressure adjustments only. DeLorenzo, Friesen, David Schilling, Mahaney, Brian Gleason, and Josh Hohenforst were the only drivers to choose the infield option while others went to the hot pit for adjustments to their cars including Johnson who was the race leader at the time.

DeLorenzo was the leader when the green flag dropped to start the second half of the event while Johnson was the first of the cars out of the hot pit in the seventh position. Lap 101 saw Friesen get by DeLorenzo for the lead with Mahaney getting by Schilling and DeLorenzo for the second position on lap 109 with Friesen now out to a straightaway advantage.

Warner came out of the pit at the halfway point in the ninth position and got by two cars on a lap 115 restart to get back into the second spot. Warner got right up to Friesen’s rear bumper in lap traffic on lap 129 with Varin now in the third position after coming out of the pit at the halfway point in the eighth spot.

Through two more cautions Friesen pulled away on each restart to a straightaway lead each time including lap 155 with lap traffic coming into play three laps later. As Friesen was leading by a comfortable margin focus turned to 33rd place starter Adam McAuliffe who was sweeping around the outside of the track to gain positions every lap.

McAuliffe was in the fifth position when the yellow came out on lap 186 for Johnson who slowed in turn one. On the restart Craig Hanson was the driver on the move as he was the new fifth place car after starting 17th with one final caution coming out with ten laps to go. Friesen led the remaining laps for his 11th victory of the season at Fonda and the 79th of his career at the Track of Champions.”

Warner, Mahaney, Varin, and Dippel completed the top five, ironically the top three were the same three drivers who finished the 2019 “Fonda 200” event in the top three!

“Pretty wild out there today, I could get to the 93 (Varin) but then he would get away from me,” Friesen told Chris Moore in victory lane. “Had the tire go down and a broken shock and thanks to my crew for getting things changed for me to get back out there. The best race in New York State was here at Fonda today.”

“I saw the 97 (Warner) along side of me at one point and knew that I had to get going,” Friesen continued. “On the restarts I just tried to get a good launch and get back to the top. Congratulations to Jake Spraker who was a great car owner that I got to drive for at one point in my career.”

“I gave it all that I had tonight,” Warner told Mimi Lazzaro in victory lane following his second-place finish. “Marc Johnson came here tonight to help us out, so I have to thank him and the rest of my crew. A special thank you to Jake Spraker who I drove for the last seven years. He gave me the opportunity to move up to the modifieds and that’s a chance that not a lot of people often get.”

“We had a great car and have a great team that I am very proud of,” Mahaney said after his third-place finish. “I knew that I had to conserve my tires after the final stop, I didn’t have much left that’s for sure.”

McAuliffe was the Hard Charger of the race going from 33rd to finish seventh saying afterwards “My guys gave me a good car tonight; I didn’t need that last yellow but thanks to Laudy Hoyenga for standing by me as it has been a tough year.”

It took two tries to get the 25-lap $2,000 to win Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman feature underway with Michael Sabia getting to the lead early from his third place starting position with Corey Cormier in tow. Fifth place starter Tucker O’Connor and seventh place starter Chad Edwards were the new second and third place cars on lap seven and began pressuring the leader at that point.

The yellow flag was out on lap 10 for Brett Mortensen who started the event in the 19th position and was moving into the top ten when he got to the inside of Tim Dwyer in between turns three and four. Dwyer made contact with Mortensen resulting in a broken spindle on the right front of the #1B ending his night.

Edwards got by O’Connor for the second position on the restart and started pressuring Sabia for the lead as the two ran side by side for many laps. Edwards took the lead away from Sabia on the inside of turns one and two on lap 18 and led the remaining laps for his fourth victory of the season and the 13th of his career in the division.

Twenty fourth place starter Payton Talbot finished second followed by 20th place starter Will Shields, O’Connor, and Sabia.

“The track was real racy tonight, the car had a lot of speed,” Edwards said following his win. “I have to thank my car owner John Kollar for going above and beyond to give us what we need to race and be successful.”

That concludes the 2021 racing season at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway. Please keep up to date on off season news by going to the track website www.thefondaspeedway.com

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 the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

STSS SUNOCO MODIFIED “FONDA 200” FEATURE – 200-LAPS – $53,000 TO WIN – STEWART FRIESEN, Rocky Warner, Mike Mahaney, Danny Varin, Tyler Dippel, Craig Hanson, Adam McAuliffe, Matt DeLorenzo, Darren Smith, Bobby Hackel IV, David Schilling, Ronnie Johnson, JaMike Sowle, Brett Haas, JR Hurlburt, Pep Corradi, Chris Curtis, Brian Gleason, Addison Bowman, Roger Henion Jr., Steve Akers, Rich Christman, Jessica Friesen, Darwin Greene, Jeff Rockefeller, Josh Hohenforst, Alan Johnson, Brian Pessolano, Anthony Perrego, George Foley, Andy Bachetti, Matt Sobiech, Dave Constantino, Alex Yankowski, Ray Zemken, Tanner Warner, Tanner Warner, Will Shields, Tim Dwyer, Aaron Jacobs, Billy VanPelt DNS

LAP LEADERS – 1-3 Rockefeller, 4-65 Varin, 66 Stewart Friesen, 67-86 Varin, 87-100 Johnson, 101-200 Stewart Friesen

“B” MAIN RACE WINNERS – Darren Smith, JaMike Sowle

DID NOT QUALIFY – Bill August, Jason Reome, Tanner Forbes, Corey Lowitt, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Ancel Collins, Corey Cormier, Dan Santabarbara, Brian Calabrese, Ronnie Holmes, Rich Eggers

STSS SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25-LAPS – $2,000 TO WIN – CHAD EDWARDS, Payton Talbot, Will Shields, Tucker O’Connor, Michael Sabia, Jeremiah Munson, Troy Palmer, Tim Hartman Jr., Brian Borst, Tanner Warner, Jeffrey Gallup, Corey Cormier, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Jeremy Tyrell, Chip Constantino, Kevin Crave, David Manchester, Scott McCoy, Brian Calabrese, Brendan Gibbons, Tyler Peet, Dale Welty, Hunter Lapp, Cody Clark, Tim Dwyer, Troy Zilles, Michael Ballestero, Brett Mortensen, Aaron Burton, Mark Mortensen DNS

LAP LEADERS – 1-17 Sabia, 18-25 Edwards

HEAT RACE WINNERS – O’Connor, Borst, Cormier, Clark, Manchester, Palmer

CONSOLATION RACE WINNERS – Brett Mortensen, Shields, Hohensheldt

DID NOT QUALIFY – Carter Gibbons, Jason Reome, Michael McCallion, Taylor LaPlante, Aaron Jacobs, James McIntosh, Willy Decker Jr., Jeremy Slosek, Maverick Eldridge, Nikki Ouellette, Ricky Quick, Rich Eggers, Walt Hammond Jr., Michael Wagner-Fitzgerald, David Hackett Jr., Billy Eggers, Karl Barnes, Kyle Dingman, Stephen Gray, Peter Carlotto, Lance Hill, Zach Dufel, Travis Green, Clayton DuMond, John Santolin, Ron Proctor, Walter J Hammond, Butch Wilcox, Griffen Mansmith, Walter Cook, Wesley Sutliff

FONDA SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS 9/18/2021

DAY 3 OF THE 2021 FONDA 200 WEEKEND PRESENTED BY SOUTHSIDE BEVERAGE

STSS SUNOCO MODIFIED “FONDA 200” FEATURE – 200-LAPS – $53,000 TO WIN – STEWART FRIESEN, Rocky Warner, Mike Mahaney, Danny Varin, Tyler Dippel, Craig Hanson, Adam McAuliffe, Matt DeLorenzo, Darren Smith, Bobby Hackel IV, David Schilling, Ronnie Johnson, JaMike Sowle, Brett Haas, JR Hurlburt, Pep Corradi, Chris Curtis, Brian Gleason, Addison Bowman, Roger Henion Jr., Steve Akers, Rich Christman, Jessica Friesen, Darwin Greene, Jeff Rockefeller, Josh Hohenforst, Alan Johnson, Brian Pessolano, Anthony Perrego, George Foley, Andy Bachetti, Matt Sobiech, Dave Constantino, Alex Yankowski, Ray Zemken, Tanner Warner, Tanner Warner, Will Shields, Tim Dwyer, Aaron Jacobs, Billy VanPelt DNS

LAP LEADERS – 1-3 Rockefeller, 4-65 Varin, 66 Stewart Friesen, 67-86 Varin, 87-100 Johnson, 101-200 Stewart Friesen

“B” MAIN RACE WINNERS – Darren Smith, JaMike Sowle

DID NOT QUALIFY – Bill August, Jason Reome, Tanner Forbes, Corey Lowitt, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Ancel Collins, Corey Cormier, Dan Santabarbara, Brian Calabrese, Ronnie Holmes, Rich Eggers

STSS SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25-LAPS – $2,000 TO WIN – CHAD EDWARDS, Payton Talbot, Will Shields, Tucker O’Connor, Michael Sabia, Jeremiah Munson, Troy Palmer, Tim Hartman Jr., Brian Borst, Tanner Warner, Jeffrey Gallup, Corey Cormier, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Jeremy Tyrell, Chip Constantino, Kevin Crave, David Manchester, Scott McCoy, Brian Calabrese, Brendan Gibbons, Tyler Peet, Dale Welty, Hunter Lapp, Cody Clark, Tim Dwyer, Troy Zilles, Michael Ballestero, Brett Mortensen, Aaron Burton, Mark Mortensen DNS

LAP LEADERS – 1-17 Sabia, 18-25 Edwards

HEAT RACE WINNERS – O’Connor, Borst, Cormier, Clark, Manchester, Palmer

CONSOLATION RACE WINNERS – Brett Mortensen, Shields, Hohensheldt

DID NOT QUALIFY – Carter Gibbons, Jason Reome, Michael McCallion, Taylor LaPlante, Aaron Jacobs, James McIntosh, Willy Decker Jr., Jeremy Slosek, Maverick Eldridge, Nikki Ouellette, Ricky Quick, Rich Eggers, Walt Hammond Jr., Michael Wagner-Fitzgerald, David Hackett Jr., Billy Eggers, Karl Barnes, Kyle Dingman, Stephen Gray, Peter Carlotto, Lance Hill, Zach Dufel, Travis Green, Clayton DuMond, John Santolin, Ron Proctor, Walter J Hammond, Butch Wilcox, Griffen Mansmith, Walter Cook, Wesley Sutliff

KENNY GATES AND JORDAN HUTTON TAKE WINS AT FONDA AS THE PRO STOCKS AND CRSA SPRINTS TAKE CENTER STAGE ALONG WITH FONDA 200 QUALIFYING

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – Day two of the Fonda 200 weekend presented by Southside Beverage saw 50 Sunoco Modifieds attempting to qualify for the $53,000 to win Fonda 200 coming up on Saturday. Seven cars qualified through each of the four 15-lap heat race events with the top three finishers redrawing on Saturday for starting positions in the prestigious event.

Heat one saw Matt Sheppard take the win and a $500 bonus from Upstate Auto in Germantown, NY. Rocky Warner was the winner of heat race number two along with a $500 bonus from Dave Prime Mac Tools while Tyler Dippel won heat race number three and a $500 bonus from DKM Fabrications/Cyclone Chassis in Hagaman, NY. Danny Varin won the final heat race with a $500 paid out to him for his achievement by Flo Racing.

Complete finishes from the Sunoco Modified heat races can be seen at the bottom of this press release.

The 50/50 was up to $1,037 on Thursday evening but was never claimed and was the second prize on Friday evening when the 50/50 was up to $4,243 at nights end. At the time this release is being written neither prize has been claimed. Great job by the 50/50 girls as they have done all season long!

Racing events in the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, the CRSA Sprint Cars, the Fonda Fair Four Cylinders, and the Street Stocks were also held on Friday night with Kenny Gates, Jordan Hutton, Ken Hollenback, PJ Bleau, and Matt Mosher winning features in their respective divisions. For Hutton and Mosher, it was their first career wins at Fonda and for Hutton it was also his first CRSA Sprint Car victory.

Fonda Speedway announcer Chris Moore started off opening ceremonies with a prayer followed by Fonda Speedway starter Joe Kriss singing the National Anthem while Ronnie Johnson circled the track with the American Flag attached proudly to the back of his race car along with the pace truck which had the American flag proudly waving from the back of it as well.

By the luck of a redraw Kenny Gates and Nick Stone started the 25-lap $1,000 to win Algonkin Motel Pro Stock feature on the front row with Gates the early race leader. At the completion of lap one the caution flag was out with Gates maintaining the lead on the restart. By lap six Gates was a half straightaway ahead of Stone and was running lap times 0.25 secs faster than Stone to maintain the distance between the two.

Twelfth place starter Josh Coonradt was in the fourth position by lap 18 with Gates in heavy lap traffic two laps later on lap 20. Gates gave himself some breathing room on lap 21 when he went in between two lap cars in turn three with Stone now lurking close behind. Stone saw an opening on the inside of Gates in turn four at that point and went to fill the opening only to spin out all on his own to bring out the caution with Beau Ballard also involved after spinning his car to avoid Stone while running third.

Gates led the remaining laps for his second victory of the 2021 season and the 85th of his career in the division at Fonda.

“This is the shot in the arm that we needed,” Gates told Mimi Lazzaro in the Fuccillo Autoplex of Nelliston Victory Lane in Memory of Mike Cole. “The car was on rails tonight and I could go anywhere that I wanted to with it. The track was prepared well, and I couldn’t be happier. Thanks to all of my sponsors and thanks to my long-time sponsor George Smith of School House Pools for all of his support through the years it has definitely been a great ride.”

The 20-lap CRSA Sprint car feature began with Ron Greek and Jordan Hutton on the front row with Hutton taking the early lead. The red flag was out before any laps were completed for a three-car wreck in between turns one and two involving Josh Flint, Dana Wagner, and Trevor Years. Flint’s car ended up on its side in the wreck but fortunately nobody was injured.

Hutton maintained his lead on the restart with sixth place starter Jeff Trombley the new third place car on lap two. One lap later Trombley was the new second place car after getting by Greek for the position. At that point Hutton was a straightaway ahead but lap traffic brought Trombley up to him by lap seven with ninth place starter Dalton Herrick now in the third position making it a three-car battle for the lead.

The yellow flag was thrown on lap seven opening the track for the top three to battle it out to the checkered flag with a single file restart to follow. At the halfway point in the event the top five consisted of Hutton, Trombley, Herrick, Greek, and fifth place starter Jeremiah Munson. Hutton closed in on single lap cars throughout the remainder of the event but got by all of them safely on the way to his first career CRSA Sprint Car win and his first career victory at Fonda.

Trombley, Herrick, Greek and Munson completed the top five. For Trombley it was his third second place finish in a row at Fonda according to CRSA stats.

“I’m so excited right now,” Hutton said in victory lane. “I ran the car wide open all race long and I don’t think I’ve ever had such a good car. Turn four was the most challenging here at Fonda I almost went too high and out of the groove there many times tonight.”

“We had a good view of the winner again tonight didn’t we,” Trombley jokingly told Mimi Lazzaro after his second-place finish. “We were all pretty even tonight but unless he (Hutton) got into it with a lap car or something we weren’t going to get by him. I had a lot of fun tonight though.”

“We got lucky tonight,” Herrick said of his third-place finish. “I was able to stay out of trouble in the beginning and the track was really fast.”

The $500 to win 20-lap Street Stock feature was a wild one for sure starting out with John Devine in the lead from his pole position start. Joey Wilson was the second-place car by lap three after starting in the fifth position while Jason Samrov was third after starting sixth. Adam Tranka started the event in the 12th position took the third spot away from Samrov on lap six while Wilson applied the pressure to the leader.

Devine and Wilson were side by side for the lead coming down the front stretch on lap eight and they continued that way going into turn one resulting in Wilson getting sideways, but he was able to save it and continued on in the second position. Lap nine saw Tranka take the lead away from Devine but coming in to turn four to complete the lap Devine spun Tranka in turn four bringing out the caution and was put to the rear for his actions.

Jason Samrov was the new race leader on the restart with Matt Mosher the new second place car on lap 10 after starting 13th but when Jason Samrov slowed on lap 14 with mechanical issues Mosher was the new race leader. Another yellow flag flew on the last lap, but Mosher maintained the lead on the way to his first career win at Fonda followed by Wayne Gaige, Zach Sorrentino, Josh Samrov, and Slater Baker.

“This is awesome,” Mosher said in victory lane about his first career win. “I broke a brake hub in practice and started last, but I was able to make my way to the front.”

Shawn Hemstreet led the first two laps of the Fonda Fair Four Cylinder feature after starting on the pole with Randy Voris next to lead on lap three after going from fifth to first on a restart. PJ Bleau started the event in the 15th position but took the lead away from Voris on lap five and went on to his first win of the season at Fonda and the fourth of his career in the division.

Ken Hollenback finished second and was declared the winner in the SOHC class with Jeff Degroat, Kerrie Hollenback, and Slappy White completing the top five. For Hollenback it was his 13th win of the season and the 68th of his career in the division.

Saturday will be the final day of the Fonda 200 weekend highlighted by the $53,000 to win Sunoco Modified event along with a 25-lap Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman feature paying $2,000 to the winner. Starting time on Saturday for hot laps is 5:00 p.m.

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 the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

STSS SUNOCO MODIFIED QUALIFYING RACE #1 FOR THE FONDA 200 – 15-LAPS – SEVEN QUALIFY – TOP THREE REDRAW – $500 BONUS TO THE WINNER THANKS TO UPSTATE AUTO IN GERMANTOWN, NY – MATT SHEPPARD, Mike Mahaney, Chris Curtis, Steve Akers, George Foley, Tanner Warner, Rich Christman, Darwin Greene, Matt Sobiech, Bill August, Jason Reome, Tanner Forbes, Cory Lowitt

STSS SUNOCO MODIFIED QUALIFYING RACE #2 FOR THE FONDA 200 – 15-LAPS – SEVEN QUALIFY – TOP THREE REDRAW – $500 BONUS TO THE WINNER THANKS TO DAVE PRIME MAC TOOLS – ROCKY WARNER, Josh Hohenforst, Jeff Rockefeller, JR Hurlburt, Craig Hanson, Addison Bowman, Brian Pessolano, Tim Dwyer, Ray Zemken, Dan Santabarbara, Aaron Jacobs, Billy VanPelt, Will Shields DNS

STSS SUNOCO MODIFIED QUALIFYING RACE #3 FOR THE FONDA 200 – 15-LAPS – SEVEN QUALIFY – TOP THREE REDRAW – $500 BONUS TO THE WINNER THANKS TO DKM FABRICATION/CYCLONE CHASSIS IN HAGAMAN, NY – TYLER DIPPEL, Alex Yankowski, Stewart Friesen, Ronnie Johnson, Andy Bachetti, Matt DeLorenzo, Bobby Hackel IV, Darren Smith, Brian Gleason, David Schilling, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Ancel Collins

STSS SUNOCO MODIFIED QUALIFYING RACE #4 FOR THE FONDA 200 – 15-LAPS – SEVEN QUALIFY – TOP THREE REDRAW – $500 BONUS TO THE WINNER THANKS TO FLO RACING – DANNY VARIN, Dave Constantino, Pep Corradi, Anthony Perrego, Brett Haas, Alan Johnson, Roger Henion Jr., Jessica Friesen, Adam McAuliffe, JaMike Sowle, Brian Calabrese, Ronnie Holmes

ALGONKIN MOTEL PRO STOCK FEATURE – 25-LAPS – $1,000 TO WIN – KENNY GATES, Josh Coonradt, Chuck Dumblewski, Luke Horning, Ivan Joslin, Kyle Hoard, Jim Normoyle, Bill Knapp, Beau Ballard, Frank Twing, Randy Cosselman, Chuck McSpirit, Zach Sorrentino, Dave Horning Sr., John Holmes, Mike Kalkbrenner, Mike Baker, Nick Stone, Shane Playford, Buck Gasner, Andy Graves, Ken Griffen, Don Collins, AJ Walters DNS, Frank Hoard Jr. DNS

2nd win of 2021 and the 85th of his career in the division at Fonda for Gates

LAP LEADERS – 1-25 Gates

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Horning, Ballard, Gates

STREET STOCK FEATURE – 20-LAPS – $500 TO WIN – MATT MOSHER, Wayne Gaige, Zach Sorrentino, Josh Samrov, Slater Baker, Brandon Tyler, Matt Wells, Craig Coons, Ray Piere Jr., John Devine, Jason Samrov, Adam Tranka, Joey Wilson, Dave Shippee

1st career win in the division at Fonda for Mosher

LAP LEADERS – 1-9 Devine, 10-13 Jason Samrov, 14-20 Mosher

FONDA FAIR FOUR CYLINDER FEATURE – 15-LAPS – PJ BLEAU (DOHC), KEN HOLLENBACK (SOHC), Jeff Degroat, Kerrie Hollenback, Slappy White, Cole Lawton, Zach McSpirit, Jamie Warner, Ian Poultney, TJ Marlitt, Frank Twing, Randy Voris, Dale Van Allen, John Napoli, Shawn Hemstreet, Josh Gordan, David Peek-Britten, Cliff Haslun

13th win of 2021 and the 68th of his career in the division at Fonda for Hollenback

1st win of 2021 and the 4th of his career in the division at Fonda for Bleau

LAP LEADERS – 1-2 Hemstreet, 3-4 Voris, 5-15 Bleau

CRSA SPRINT CAR FEATURE – 20-LAPS – JORDAN HUTTON, Jeff Trombley, Dalton Herrick, Ron Greek, Jeremiah Munson, Kyle Pierce, Jerry Sehn Jr., John Cunningham, Ray Preston, Dan Craun, Tim Lotz, Aaron Shelton, James Layton, Link Pettit, Steve Glover, Josh Flint, Trevor Years, Dana Wagner, Chase Moran, Mike Kiser

1st career CRSA win and the 1st career win in the division at Fonda for Hutton

LAP LEADERS – 1-20 Hutton

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Trombley, Wagner, Hutton

FONDA SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS FOR 9/17/2021

DAY 2 OF THE 2021 FONDA 200 WEEKEND PRESENTED BY SOUTHSIDE BEVERAGE

STSS SUNOCO MODIFIED QUALIFYING RACE #1 FOR THE FONDA 200 – 15-LAPS – SEVEN QUALIFY – TOP THREE REDRAW – $500 BONUS TO THE WINNER THANKS TO UPSTATE AUTO IN GERMANTOWN, NY – MATT SHEPPARD, Mike Mahaney, Chris Curtis, Steve Akers, George Foley, Tanner Warner, Rich Christman

STSS SUNOCO MODIFIED QUALIFYING RACE #2 FOR THE FONDA 200 – 15-LAPS – SEVEN QUALIFY – TOP THREE REDRAW – $500 BONUS TO THE WINNER THANKS TO DAVE PRIME MAC TOOLS – ROCKY WARNER, Josh Hohenforst, Jeff Rockefeller, JR Hurlburt, Craig Hanson, Addison Bowman, Brian Pessolano

STSS SUNOCO MODIFIED QUALIFYING RACE #3 FOR THE FONDA 200 – 15-LAPS – SEVEN QUALIFY – TOP THREE REDRAW – $500 BONUS TO THE WINNER THANKS TO DKM FABRICATION/CYCLONE CHASSIS IN HAGAMAN, NY – TYLER DIPPEL, Alex Yankowski, Stewart Friesen, Ronnie Johnson, Andy Bachetti, Matt DeLorenzo, Bobby Hackel IV

STSS SUNOCO MODIFIED QUALIFYING RACE #4 FOR THE FONDA 200 – 15-LAPS – SEVEN QUALIFY – TOP THREE REDRAW – $500 BONUS TO THE WINNER THANKS TO FLO RACING – DANNY VARIN, Dave Constantino, Pep Corradi, Anthony Perrego, Brett Haas, Alan Johnson, Roger Henion Jr.

ALGONKIN MOTEL PRO STOCK FEATURE – 25-LAPS – $1,000 TO WIN – KENNY GATES, Josh Coonradt, Chuck Dumblewski, Luke Horning, Ivan Joslin, Kyle Hoard, Jim Normoyle, Bill Knapp, Beau Ballard, Frank Twing, Randy Cosselman, Chuck McSpirit, Zach Sorrentino, Dave Horning Sr., John Holmes, Mike Kalkbrenner, Mike Baker, Nick Stone, Shane Playford, Buck Gasner, Andy Graves, Ken Griffen, Don Collins, AJ Walters DNS, Frank Hoard Jr. DNS

2nd win of 2021 and the 85th of his career in the division at Fonda for Gates

LAP LEADERS – 1-25 Gates

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Horning, Ballard, Gates

STREET STOCK FEATURE – 20-LAPS – $500 TO WIN – MATT MOSHER, Wayne Gaige, Zach Sorrentino, Josh Samrov, Slater Baker, Brandon Tyler, Matt Wells, Craig Coons, Ray Piere Jr., John Devine, Jason Samrov, Adam Tranka, Joey Wilson, Dave Shippee

1st career win in the division at Fonda for Mosher

LAP LEADERS – 1-9 Devine, 10-13 Jason Samrov, 14-20 Mosher

FONDA FAIR FOUR CYLINDER FEATURE – 15-LAPS – PJ BLEAU (DOHC), KEN HOLLENBACK (SOHC), Jeff Degroat, Kerrie Hollenback, Slappy White, Cole Lawton, Zach McSpirit, Jamie Warner, Ian Poultney, TJ Marlitt, Frank Twing, Randy Voris, Dale Van Allen, John Napoli, Shawn Hemstreet, Josh Gordan, David Peek-Britten, Cliff Haslun

13th win of 2021 and the 68th of his career in the division at Fonda for Hollenback

1st win of 2021 and the 4th of his career in the division at Fonda for Bleau

LAP LEADERS – 1-2 Hemstreet, 3-4 Voris, 5-15 Bleau

CRSA SPRINT CAR FEATURE – 20-LAPS – JORDAN HUTTON, Jeff Trombley, Dalton Herrick, Ron Greek, Jeremiah Munson, Kyle Pierce, Jerry Sehn Jr., John Cunningham, Ray Preston, Dan Craun, Tim Lotz, Aaron Shelton, James Layton, Link Pettit, Steve Glover, Josh Flint, Trevor Years, Dana Wagner, Chase Moran, Mike Kiser

1st career CRSA win and the 1st career win in the division at Fonda for Hutton

LAP LEADERS – 1-20 Hutton

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Trombley, Wagner, Hutton

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