By: Ron Szczerba

FONDA, NY – This Saturday, May 11 Fonda Speedway management is proud to present a “Tribute to Moms”. Some of our biggest supporters are our mothers, and on this night, we hope to make the special ladies feel even more special.

The first 175 mothers through the gates will receive a carnation. Other giveaway items include three Vera Bradley purses, two Coach Wallets and three baskets to Pamper Yourself with body wash, facemask, cosmetic bag, thermal tumbler and a body scrub. Please see Melissa “Mimi” Lazzaro to get your complimentary raffle ticket.

On the racing card for Saturday, May 11 at Fonda will be the Sunoco Racing Modifieds, the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, the Montgomery County Office for the Aging Limited Sportsman, the Algonkin Motel Pro Stock “Best of 8 Series Presented by American Racer”, the Trackside Body Works Street Stocks, and the Four Cylinder Cruisers.

Looking back on last weeks (5/4/2019) racing program, a Meet & Greet was held where the entire front straightaway was filled, four wide the entire distance, with racecars from all of the different divisions as children and adults all got to go out on the racetrack to visit with and meet their favorite drivers. Drivers were all on hand giving away autographed pictures and talking racing with their fans.

Before the racing program began, Ed Biittig Sr. greeted the Fonda Speedway fans with a prayer and also saying to the fans “introduce yourself to the person sitting next to you on both sides, it is a great way to meet a new friend”.

Jenna Conley then did a great job singing the National Anthem with Melissa “Mimi” Lazzaro by her side for morale support. The young lady did a fantastic job and was given a huge ovation by the crowd on hand afterwards.

Looking ahead on Saturday, May 18 at the Fonda Speedway it will be $1 Night with a $1 grandstand admission to all fans.

On Memorial Day weekend Saturday, May 25, the Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) will present the Earl Halaquist Memorial event along with all other divisions in action except for the Four Cylinder Cruisers, which will not be in action that evening.

Then next month it will be New York State Stock Car Association (NYSSCA) Safety Awards Night with monetary prizes to be given away to NYSSCA members that compete that night in all divisions. If you have not yet signed up to be a NYSSCA member, please see NYSSCA representative Bonnie Mortensen at the track.

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 gear is available for purchase.

Opens @ 3:30 pm
Admission to the Hall of Fame & Museum: FREE

What do three DKM Chassis drivers, a young upstart and a full-fendered ageless wonder have in common? Simple; they will all be at the Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame and Museum this Saturday!

Starting at 4:00 p.m. first-time modified feature winner Dave Constantino, sportsman feature winner Adam McAuliffe, pro-stock feature winner Luke Horning, limited sportsman feature winner EJ McAuliffe and street-stock feature winner Dave Horning Sr. will all be on hand at the museum.

Be sure to stop by and congratulate these drivers on their latest accomplishments at the famed fairgrounds oval.

Did you know?
– The kids coloring corner is back! Bring your aspiring little artists by to color before the races!
– We have an entire new table of Fonda Speedway memorabilia on display for this week!
– Did you miss the races last Saturday? No worries as we have the DVD of last week’s racing action courtesy of Bobco Video playing every Saturday!

We look forward to seeing you at the Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame and Museum, where the past comes back to life!

Speedway Office Phone: 518-915-4395
Speedway Address: 21 South Bridge Street, Fonda, NY 12068
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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.