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To Florida and Fonda: Dylan Madsen Sets Sights on Active 2024 Season

Written by Chris Moore

SPENCERTOWN, NY – To Florida and Fonda.

Spencertown, N.Y.’s Dylan Madsen is headed to All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., for his third consecutive ‘Sunshine Swing’ presented by Capitol Custom Trailers & Coaches with the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco.

He also has a new Saturday home track this season: N.Y.’s historic Fonda Speedway.

Madsen has arguably had as much success as anyone in the Sunshine State since he first traveled to Florida in 2023, claiming the ‘Sunshine Swing’ championship and then getting a win at All-Tech in ’23, his first career STSS win.

“I didn’t know what to expect the first year honestly,” Madsen explained. “We stopped at Lake View (Speedway in South Carolina) on the way down and we were terrible in ’22.

“It was my first year running with the regular Sportsman too, so I didn’t see it coming for us to run that well.”

With success, however, comes new expectations for the STSS regular.

“I was talking to my guys the other day, we really want to win the ‘Shirley Shootout’ race on Friday night down there,” he proclaimed of the boosted Friday night race in Florida in memory of Shirley Zacharias.

“After that hopefully we can win the championship; I really want to beat Brian (Calabrese, defending champion) and Joe (Toth).”

While the goals are lofty for Madsen, the driver of his family-owned No. 89 has taken a liking to All-Tech Raceway ever since he first hit the track.

“I can’t pinpoint exactly why it works so well for us,” he stated. “It caters really well to guys who can work their right foot, I think.

“I also like the southern dirt a lot more than what we’ve got up here in New York,” he added with a laugh.

The fifth annual ‘Sunshine Swing’ presented by Capitol Custom Trailers & Coaches takes place Tues.-Sat., Feb. 6-10.

In 2023, Madsen chased both the North and South Regions for the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman and has much of the same plans for ’24.

Madsen finished runner-up in both regions last season and will look to do one better on the Belmont’s Garage South Region and Madsen Overhead Doors North Region in the new year.

Along with the STSS chase, Madsen will also call Fonda Speedway home in ’24.

Madsen’s been to Fonda only a handful of times in his career but has taken a shine to the uniquely shaped half-mile.

“We’ve either been really good or really bad when we’ve been to Fonda,” he explained. “It’s a really fast place and if you’re not on your game you’ll struggle.”

Despite the mixed bag of results, Madsen is looking forward to the challenge of the Track of Champions on Saturday nights.

“I love racing Fonda, I’ve enjoyed it every time we’ve been there,” he proclaimed. “Racing against the Fonda field is going to be interesting, too, and it should make us a lot better.

“The NASCAR deal will be cool too, going to Nashville would be really sweet if we can pull that off,” Madsen said with a laugh.

Fonda Speedway, featuring an entirely new clay surface for ’24, opens its season on April 20 with the $12,000-to-win Jumpin’ Jack Johnson Memorial event, one week after an Open Practice on April 13.

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 operates 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 or follow the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy or Instagram: @fondaspeedway.

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, @ShortTrack_SS on Twitter or @ShortTrackSS on Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by Bob Hilbert Sportswear, FloRacing, American Racer, Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuels, BDR Speed, NJ Quality Drywall, River Valley Builders, Ollie’s, Penske Racing Shocks, Saint Lawrence Radiology, Capitol Custom Trailers & Coaches, Bicknell Racing Products, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Madsen Overhead Doors, Belmont’s Garage, Wegner Automotive, DIG Race Products, ATL, Dirt Draft, Swagger Factory Apparel, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Algonkin Motel LLC, Beyea Custom Headers, Design for Vision, Sunglass Central, Dirt Track Digest TV, DKM Fabrication, EIBACH, Fastline Performance, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Headers & Exhaust Systems, JK Signworks, JLR Technologies, Dave Prime Jr. MAC Tools, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Superior Remodeling, TV 12 Racing Products, VAHLCO Wheels & Wilwood Disc Brakes.

 

The Tradition Continues: Advance Tickets, Reserved Infield Parking on Sale for Fonda 200 Weekend

FONDA, NY – The tradition continues.

The Fonda 200 – first contested on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in 1955 with the late American hero Junior Johnson in Victory Lane – is set for its 2024 edition Thursday-Friday Sept. 12-14, headlined by the big-block/small-block Modifieds of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco roaring 100 miles around the Track of Champions.

Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., is the defending ‘Fonda 200’ victor, his third in the 31st running of the prestigious event.

Advance tickets and infield reserved parking spots are on sale now for the ‘200’ through the MyRacePass app at the following link: https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1549/tickets

Campers from the ’23 Fonda 200 will receive a renewal e-mail from the speedway. Remaining camping spots open to the public after March 1.

“We’re proud to continue the legacy of the Fonda 200 in 2024,” offered Brett Deyo, Fonda Speedway promoter and organizer of the STSS. “The 200 produces so many twists, turns and storylines every year it has become a fan-favorite event.”

Season pass holders will retain their seats for the ‘200’ so long as the season pass is purchased prior to the weekend ticket.

A complete ‘weekend of speed’ is planned for the ‘200’ kicking off Thursday (Sept. 12) with the Amsterdam Truck Center Modified ‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ for drivers not having won a Modified feature during the ’24 campaign plus Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman and open practice for all other divisions.

Friday night (Sept. 13) brings Qualifying Races for the STSS Modifieds, heat races for the Swagger Factory Apparel STSS Crate 602 Sportsman of the Madsen Overhead Doors North Region, Online Performance/Stone Motorsports Street Stocks and Fonda Fair Four Cylinders.

On Saturday (Sept. 14), the STSS Modifieds take part B-Mains and the 200-lap main event while the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman compete in a 40-lap, $2,500-to-win main event preceded by B-Mains.

A Sunday rain/weather date is reserved if needed.

The Fonda 200 weekend offers valuable points toward both the River Valley Builders North Region and Ollie’s Overall Championship for the Modifieds and Madsen Overhead Doors North Region for the Crate 602 Sportsman.

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 or follow the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy or Instagram: @fondaspeedway.

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, @ShortTrack_SS on Twitter or @ShortTrackSS on Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by Bob Hilbert Sportswear, FloRacing, American Racer, Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuels, BDR Speed, NJ Quality Drywall, River Valley Builders, Ollie’s, Penske Racing Shocks, Saint Lawrence Radiology, Capitol Custom Trailers & Coaches, Bicknell Racing Products, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Madsen Overhead Doors, Belmont’s Garage, Wegner Automotive, DIG Race Products, ATL, Dirt Draft, Swagger Factory Apparel, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Algonkin Motel LLC, Beyea Custom Headers, Design for Vision, Sunglass Central, Dirt Track Digest TV, DKM Fabrication, EIBACH, Fastline Performance, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Headers & Exhaust Systems, JK Signworks, JLR Technologies, Dave Prime Jr. MAC Tools, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Superior Remodeling, TV 12 Racing Products, VAHLCO Wheels & Wilwood Disc Brakes.

Fonda 200 Event Winners

1955: Junior Johnson (NASCAR Grand National)

1963: Steve Danish

1964: Bill Wimble

1966: David Pearson (NASCAR Grand National)

1967: Richard Petty (NASCAR Grand National)

1968: Richard Petty (NASCAR Grand National)

1969: Lou Lazzaro

1970: Harry Peek

1983: Charlie Rudolph

1984: Jimmy Horton

1985: Charlie Rudolph

1986: Jack Johnson

1987: Kenny Brightbill

1988: Jack Johnson

1989: Mike Romano

1990: Doug Hoffman

1991: Doug Hoffman

1992: Bob McCreadie

1993: Bob McCreadie

1994: Jimmy Horton

1995: Brett Hearn

1997: Brett Hearn

1998: Brett Hearn

1999: Steve Paine

2000: Kenny Tremont

2001: Doug Hoffman

2002: Brett Hearn

2019: Stewart Friesen

2021: Stewart Friesen

2022: Matt Sheppard

2023: Stewart Friesen

Sunoco Race Fuels, BD Motorsports Media Announce Five-Year Partnership Extension

MILLSBORO, DE – Looking toward the future.

Sunoco Race Fuels and BD Motorsports Media LLC announced on Monday an extended, five-year partnership encompassing the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco, American Racer Cup, Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Del., and Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y.

Sunoco will serve as the official fuel for all BD Motorsports Media LLC entities through 2028.

“We’re proud to extend our partnership with Sunoco Race Fuels for five more years,” BD Motorsports Media LLC proprietor Brett Deyo said. “The Sunoco Race Fuels brand is nationally recognized as an industry leader.”

BD Motorsports Media LLC and Sunoco Race Fuels joined forces first for the ’18 season, meaning the relationship will stretch – at the very least – the length of a decade.

Sunoco Race Fuels will be available for purchase at all events as the official fuel of the series with 98/100, 110, 112 and 114 options.

Entering its 11th season, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman programs visit 19 facilities in six states and six Canadian provinces in ’24, kicking off Feb. 6-10 at All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., with the ‘Sunshine Swing’ presented by Capitol Custom Trailers & Coaches Feb. 6-10.

The American Racer Cup continues its tradition of “winning with weekly racers” by rewarding Modified and Crate 602 Sportsman drivers competing at American Racer facilities in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and the Canadian province of Quebec.

Fonda Speedway, featuring an entirely new clay surface for ’24, opens its season on April 20 with the $12,000-to-win Jumpin’ Jack Johnson Memorial event, one week after an Open Practice on April 13.

Utica-Rome Speedway remembers late promoter Alex Friesen with its Season Opener on April 19 offering $6,800 to the winner.  A pair of Open Practice sessions (April 12 & 16) precede the lid-lifter.

Georgetown Speedway kicks off the Northeast Modified season on Saturday, March 9 with the Short Track Super Series Jake Marine Memorial paying $8,500 to the winner. Two practice sessions are planned on March 2 and March 8.

For decades, Sunoco Race Fuels have been associated with racing excellence. Since the 1960s when Sunoco and Roger Penske’s race team forged a long and successful alliance, the company has grown into an industry powerhouse.

Today, Sunoco has expanded the reach of its racing fuels line around the world to include all types of professional motor sports and other activities where premium race fuels make a difference.

With its unsurpassed innovations and years of experience, it’s easy to understand why more and more engine builders, racers, tracks and sanctioning bodies choose Sunoco over all other racing gasoline combined.

To learn more about Sunoco Race Fuels or to locate a dealer, visit www.sunocoracefuels.com.

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 @ShortTrack_SS on Twitter or Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by Bob Hilbert Sportswear, American Racer, Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuels, FloRacing, BDR Speed, NJ Quality Drywall, Ollie’s, Saint Lawrence Radiology, Capitol Custom Trailers & Coaches, Penske Racing Shocks, Bicknell Racing Products, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Madsen Overhead Doors, Belmont’s Garage, Wegner Automotive, DIG Race Products, ATL Fuel Cells, Dirt Draft, Beyea Custom Headers, Swagger Factory Apparel, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Algonkin Motel, JK Signworks, DKM, Dirt Track Digest, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Exhaust, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Superior Remodeling, Wilwood, EIBACH, VAHLCO Wheels, Prime MAC Tools, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Fastline Performance, TV 12 Race Products & JLR Technologies.

Fonda Speedway 2024 Season Passes On Sale; ‘Five-for-Four’ Pit Pass Special Underway

FONDA, NY – The countdown to the 2024 season at Fonda Speedway is underway.

Season passes for both the grandstand and pit area are on sale, including a limited-time-only ‘five-for-four’ pit pass special. Purchase four ’24 season pit passes, get the fifth for free courtesy of BD Motorsports Media LLC, promoter of the Track of Champions

The ’24 season gets underway on Saturday, April 13 (weather date: April 14) with an Open Practice session.

Saturday, April 20 features the ‘Jack Johnson Memorial’ Season Opener in memory of the speedway’s all-time leading winner, paying the Modified winner a $12,000 top prize.

Season Passes will be valid for all ’24 auto racing events, including the High Limit Racing 410 Sprint Car ‘River Rage’ on May 18 and the $53,000-to-win Fonda 200 weekend Sept. 12-14.

Grandstand Season Passes are available for $300 (Adults) and $280 (Seniors).  Pit pass pricing is $650.

Season passes can be purchased online or via paper forms.

Grandstand Season Pass Purchase link (Adult): https://shopstss.com/store-1/2024-fonda-season-pass-grandstands

Grandstand Season Pass Purchase link (Senior): https://shopstss.com/store-1/fonda-season-tickets-senior

Grandstand Season Pass paper form: https://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/2024FondaSpeedwayGrandstandPassApplication.pdf

Pit Area Season Pass Purchase link: https://shopstss.com/store-1/fonda-season-pit-pass

‘Five-for-Four’ Pit Area Season Pass Purchase link: https://shopstss.com/store-1/fonda-season-pit-pass-pj3xe

Pit Area Season Pass paper form: https://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/2024FondaSpeedwayPitPassApplication.pdf

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 or follow the speedway on Twitter and Instagram: @thefondaspdwy.

High Limit Weekend: Utica-Rome (May 17) & Fonda (May 18) Host High Limit 410 Sprint Cars

Written by Chris Moore

VERNON, NY – A ‘High Limit’ Weekend.

Brad Sweet and Kyle Larson – in conjunction with FloRacing – will bring the newly revamped ‘High Limit Racing’ 410 Sprint Car Series to both Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., and Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18, respectively.

Both events will feature the nation’s premier Sprint Car division – the 410s – in conjunction with the big-block/small-block Modifieds, a quick-hitting two-division, double-headline program.

The All-Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) 410 Sprint Cars visited Utica-Rome Speedway each of the last two seasons (won by Danny Varin of Fonda, N.Y., and Justin Peck of Monrovia, Ind.). The ASCoC was scheduled for a Fonda visit last May, but that event was nixed by rain.

Following the announcement earlier in the month that the High Limit Series has bought out the ASCoC, Fonda and Utica-Rome promoter Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC secured dates for the highly sought-after national 410 Sprint Car division.

Both the Utica-Rome and Fonda events will pay a minimum of $12,000 to the winner and $1,200 to take the green flag.

A three-night swing through the Empire State will begin at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., Thursday, May 16.

Fonda Speedway is set to host Open Practice on Saturday, April 13 with the start of racing on Saturday, April 20.

Utica-Rome Speedway will get underway on Friday, April 12 with practice and racing on Friday, April 19.

Complete 2024 schedules for both speedways are in the works and will be finalized in the coming weeks.

Utica-Rome Speedway is located at 5591 NY-5 (Seneca Turnpike) Vernon, NY 13476. The official website is www.uticaromespeedway.com and the speedway can be reached by phone at 315.953.4097.  Like Utica-Rome Speedway on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @UR_Speedway.

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 or follow the speedway on Twitter and Instagram: @thefondaspdwy.

Five More Years: Historic, Unanimous Vote Keeps BD Motorsports Media at Fonda Through 2028

FONDA, NY – Five more years.

Last Wednesday (Sept. 20), members of the Montgomery County Agricultural Society voted to extend their agreement with Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC to promote Fonda Speedway for five more years.

The announcement secures Deyo as the Track of Champions promoter through, at minimum, 2028.

It was an historic moment for the Montgomery County Agricultural Society as the longest extension or lease ever granted to a Fonda promoter. The decision was unanimously approved by members of the board.

Deyo recently completed his fifth season as Fonda promoter, having taken the reins of the historic venue in 2019.

“It’s an honor to hold the keys to Fonda Speedway for five more years,” Deyo said. “Fonda holds a special place in the national short-track racing landscape. People from across the country know Fonda Speedway.”

Since the ’19 season, facility upgrades have been widespread at Fonda in conjunction with the Montgomery County Agricultural Society.

Most notably, new poles and LED lights were installed to significantly brighten the half-mile oval. All VIP booths were remodeled and modernized. New fencing has been put in place both alongside Route 30A and across the infield. All-new concession equipment was purchased and installed. The Agricultural Society conference rooms and offices were remodeled. Additional signage was put in place along the backstretch and a digital sign put into use in front of the speedway. The track has been resurfaced twice with additional clay coming this fall.

“We’ve been very fortunate to build a strong working relationship with the Fairboard,” Deyo said. “The benefits of that relationship are evident with our facility improvements.”

The return of the Fonda 200 – now offering the most lucrative winner’s share in Modified racing at $53,000 – has been an annual schedule highlight during the BD Motorsports Media LLC era.

Other popular events include Dollar Night with $1 grandstand admission, the $12,000-to-win Jack Johnson Memorial, Firecracker 50 paying $10,000 to win, Autism Awareness Night and the Thunder on the Thruway Series in conjunction with neighboring Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y.

The husband-and-wife team of Jamie and Denise Page will return in their roles as general manager and concession manager for the ’24 season and beyond.

Additional news and information for the ’24 season will be released in the near future.

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 or follow the speedway on Twitter and Instagram: @thefondaspdwy.

Frequently Asked Questions: Fonda 200 Weekend

Fonda Speedway/Fonda, N.Y.
Thursday-Saturday September 14-16, 2023

Q: Where can I find a weekend schedule and pricing?
A: The complete weekend schedule and pricing can be found at the following link: https://www.thefondaspeedway.com/fonda-200/

Q: What seating is reserved and what seating is general admission?
A: All seats in the covered grandstand are reserved. All seats in the open-air bleachers are general admission, in addition to any standing room.

Q: How can I purchase an advance reserved ticket for Fonda 200 weekend?
A: Advance reserved tickets are available online through the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-weekend-ticket-sales-covered-grandstand-2023-fonda-200-tickets-700738175747 or visit Gate 2 starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15.

Q: Are children admitted free into the grandstand this weekend?
A: In general admission seating, Kids 11 and under are free all weekend. All reserved seats in the covered grandstand are full price.

Q: I have a reserved three-day ticket for Fonda 200 weekend. What should I do upon arrival?
A: You can check in at any of the grandstand gates to retrieve your three-day wristband.

Q: I have an advance three-day pit wristband for Fonda 200 weekend. Where do I go?
A:
You can check in at the pit gate for your three-day wristband.

Q: Can I purchase a three-day pit pass in advance?
A: Yes, you can purchase three-day pit passes in advance at the following link: https://fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/advanced-weekend-pit-pass—fonda-200—2023/details

Q: Is there a minimum age for the pit area?
A: No, there is not. Anyone 17 and under must have a minor release form on file completed by a parent or legal guardian.

Q: I am bringing a Golf Cart/ATV to the Fonda 200 weekend. What do I need to do?
A: Golf Cart/ATV permits are available online at the following link: https://fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/2023-fonda-200-golf-cartatv-permit/ or can be purchased at the speedway

Q: Is there camping available for the weekend?
A: Yes, a limited amount of camping remains for the weekend and can be purchased online: https://fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/advanced-weekend-camping-fonda-200/ or at the speedway

Q: Are campfires permitted?
A: Per New York State regulations, only propane fires are permitted.

Q: Is there a charge for parking?
A:
There is no charge for parking on-site. There is a charge collected by the Village of Fonda on behalf of charitable organizations across Bridge Street.

Q: Can I park a personal vehicle in the pits?
A: Permits for pit parking can be purchased for $30. This pass encompasses Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the price remains the same all weekend.

Q: Where can I find rules for the weekend?
A: Event rules for all divisions have been posted at the following link: https://shorttracksuperseries.com/event-info/

Q: What are tire rules for the weekend?
A:
Tire rules for the weekend are as follows:

STSS Modified (Fonda 200 & Ultimate Underdog 33)
Right-Rear: American Racer 50, 56 or D3B (any track or series stamp)
Left-Rear:
American Racer 48 or D1B (any track or series stamp)
Right-Front: American Racer 48 or D1B (any track or series stamp)
Left-Front: Any American Racer Modified tire
*Standard dirt Modified tires ONLY permitted.
*Tires are subject to durometer readings after each event. Outliers will be sent out for laboratory testing.

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman
Right-Rear: American Racer 50 or 56 ONLY (any track/series stamp)
Left-Rear: American Racer 48 compound ONLY (any track/series stamp)
Right-Front: American Racer 48 compound ONLY (any track/series stamp)
Left-Front: Any American Racer tire
*Standard dirt Modified tires ONLY permitted.
*Tires are subject to durometer readings after each event. Outliers will be sent out for laboratory testing.

Limited Sportsman
Right-Rear: American Racer 50 or 56 compound or Hoosier D300 or harder (any track/series stamp)
Left-Rear: American Racer 48 compound or harder or Hoosier D300 or harder (any track/series stamp)
Right-Front: American Racer 48 compound or harder or Hoosier D300 or harder (any track/series stamp)
Left-Front: American Racer 33 compound or harder or Hoosier D300 or harder (any track/series stamp)
*Standard chain-link Modified tires only; no block-tread tires.
*For Hoosier tires: must run two on the front, two on the back, or all four

Pro Stock
Fonda Speedway American Racer 44 or harder or Hoosiers are permitted for this event.

Q: Will tires be available at the track?
A: Yes, American Racer tires will be available for purchase. Lias Tire will be arriving on Thursday with a box truck. Tires will be sold through BDR Speed at the track.

Q: Will fuel be available at the track?
A: Yes, Sunoco Race Fuels 98 ($11 per gallon), 110 ($14 per gallon), 112 ($15 per gallon) and 114 ($16 per gallon) will be on sale at the track through BDR Speed.

Q: Can I use a credit card for tires and fuel?
A: Yes, credit cards are accepted. There is a $7 credit card fee on Modified tires and $5 credit card fee on Pro Stock tires.

Q: Can I register my car online?
A: Only Short Track Super Series Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman need to register this weekend. Online registration remains open at the following link: https://www.myracepass.com/series/1996/registrations/8295

If you do not register online, you can register at the track at the Short Track Super Series trailer.

Q: Is there any live music/entertainment?
A:
Yes, the Rockwood Band will be performing in the Entertainment Building on Friday night after the completion of racing. Snacks and beer/seltzers are available.

Q: Can I purchase tickets at the gate or concessions with a credit card?
A:
All gates and concessions are cash-only.

Q: Are there ATMs on site?
A:
Yes, there are ATMs on the Fonda Fairgrounds.

Q: Can we bring food or beer into the grandstands?
A: Coolers are permitted; however, they may not contain glass bottles or alcohol. Coolers may not take up a seat and must fit at your feet. There is a beer booth serving beer, seltzer and other drinks and three full-service concession stands on the fairgrounds.

Q: Can I put a blanket down in the general admission grandstands?
A:
Blankets can be placed in the general admission grandstands at the following times: up to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; up to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Blankets may be left overnight.

Q: Will there be Fonda 200 apparel available?
A: Yes, Fonda 200 tee-shirts, hoodies, and hats will be on sale in the Novelty Stand in addition to other items such as headphones, earplugs, blankets and more. The Short Track Super Series apparel trailer will be on-site, as well.

Q: Can I sponsor a lap in the Fonda 200?
A: Yes, lap sponsorships are available at $25 per lap via the following link: https://shopstss.com/store-1/fonda-200-lap-sponsorship

Q: Can I listen to the announcer via FM radio?
A:
Yes, racing events are streamed at 88.7 FM.

Q: Will the event be streamed live?
A:
Yes, this event will be streamed live on FloRacing (www.floracing.tv).

Prestige, History & Tradition: Since 1955, Fonda Speedway’s ‘200’ A Motorsports Staple

FONDA, NYPrestige. History. Tradition.  

And now a HUGE payout.

Fonda Speedway – one of the most revered dirt tracks in the country – hosts its marquee event Thursday-Saturday Sept. 15-17 with the annual ‘Fonda 200’ weekend.

The ‘200’ dates back to 1955 and has evolved from its origin with the NASCAR Grand National Series to the current Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco sanction.

One aspect remains the same: drivers and fans flocking to Montgomery County, New York for the ‘200’ weekend.

Many of the sport’s most iconic names have etched their names in the ‘Fonda 200’ record books.

Brett Hearn leads all drivers with four ‘Fonda 200’ victories. The late Doug Hoffman boasts three wins in the 100-mile grind.

Six drivers have earned a pair of ‘200’ victories: Richard Petty, Jimmy Horton, Jack Johnson, Charlie Rudolph, Bob McCreadie and Stewart Friesen.

Single event winners include David Pearson, Bill Wimble, Harry Peek, Junior Johnson, Kenny Brightbill, Kenny Tremont, Lou Lazzaro, Mike Romano, Steve Danish and most recently Matt Sheppard, last year’s winner.

The largest winner’s share in Northeast Modified racing – with $53,000 going to the STSS Modified winner – is on the line in addition to valuable points toward both the Ollie’s ‘Elite Series’ and River Valley Builders North Region title fights.

Three days of racing are set for the famed Track of Champions leading up to the ‘200’ on Saturday night.

A complete information center is set up on the speedway website at: https://www.thefondaspeedway.com/fonda-200/

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  or follow the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy or Instagram: @fondaspeedway.

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.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, FloSports, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, BDR Speed, Halmar International, Ollie’s, River Valley Builders, Hurlock Auto & Speed, Velocita-USA, St. Lawrence Radiology, Franklin Products, Design for Vision & Sunglass Central, Belmont’s Garage, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, Prime MAC Tools, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH, Elite Welder Testing & Training, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, Penske Racing Shocks, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Spyder Filters, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Wegner Automotive & Wilwood.

 

Fonda 200 Event History

Fonda 200 Event Wins

4 – Brett Hearn

3 – Doug Hoffman

2 – Bob McCreadie, Charlie Rudolph, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Horton, Richard Petty & Stewart Friesen

1 – Bill Wimble, David Pearson, Harry Peek, Junior Johnson, Kenny Brightbill, Kenny Tremont, Lou Lazzaro, Mike Romano, Steve Danish & Matt Sheppard

 

Fonda 200 Event Winners

1955: Junior Johnson (NASCAR Grand National)

1963: Steve Danish

1964: Bill Wimble

1966: David Pearson (NASCAR Grand National)

1967: Richard Petty (NASCAR Grand National)

1968: Richard Petty (NASCAR Grand National)

1969: Lou Lazzaro

1970: Harry Peek

1983: Charlie Rudolph

1984: Jimmy Horton

1985: Charlie Rudolph

1986: Jack Johnson

1987: Kenny Brightbill

1988: Jack Johnson

1989: Mike Romano

1990: Doug Hoffman

1991: Doug Hoffman

1992: Bob McCreadie

1993: Bob McCreadie

1994: Jimmy Horton

1995: Brett Hearn

1997: Brett Hearn

1998: Brett Hearn

1999: Steve Paine

2000: Kenny Tremont

2001: Doug Hoffman

2002: Brett Hearn

2019: Stewart Friesen

2021: Stewart Friesen

2022: Matt Sheppard

 

History. Prestige. Payout. $53,000-to-Win Fonda 200 Event Information Center

FONDA, NY – History. Prestige. Payout.

The famed Fonda 200 at Fonda Speedway is set for Thurs.-Sat. Sept. 14-16 in Montgomery County, N.Y., assembling the top names in Northeast dirt-track auto racing for a three-day racing festival.

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco competes for its largest total purse of the season in a 200-lap grind offering points toward both the Ollie’s Elite Series and River Valley Builders North Region.

The ‘200’ headlines a program that includes an Amsterdam Truck Center Modified ‘Underdog’ event, the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman, CRSA Sprint Cars, Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman, Below Zero Ice Cream Pro Stocks, Stone Motorsports/Online Performance Street Stocks and Fonda Fair Four Cylinders.

A complete information center has been set up for the Fonda 200 weekend on both the Short Track Super Series and Fonda Speedway websites.

Fonda 200 STSS Modified Race Rules & Procedures: https://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Fonda200ModifiedRulesandProcedures2023.pdf

Fonda 200 Support Division Rules & Procedures: https://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Fonda200SupportDivisionProcedures2023.pdf

Complete Weekend Schedule of Events: https://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/2023Fonda200ScheduleofEvents.pdf

Complete Weekend Pricing Structure: https://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Fonda200PricingStructure2023.pdf

Register Online (STSS Modified & STSS Crate 602 Sportsman): https://www.myracepass.com/series/1996/registrations/8295

Purchase Advance Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-weekend-ticket-sales-covered-grandstand-2023-fonda-200-tickets-700738175747

Purchase Advance Pit Pass: https://fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/advanced-weekend-pit-pass—fonda-200—2023/details

Purchase Advance Camping: https://fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/advanced-weekend-camping-fonda-200/

Purchase Golf Cart/ATV Permit: https://fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/2023-fonda-200-golf-cartatv-permit/

Sponsor a Lap: https://shopstss.com/store-1/fonda-200-lap-sponsorship

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 or follow the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy or Instagram: @fondaspeedway.

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.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, FloSports, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Rent Equip/Party Central, BDR Speed, Bicknell Racing Products, Ollie’s, Penske Racing Shocks, Wegner Automotive, River Valley Builders, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, DIG Race Products, Velocita-USA, Franklin Products, Design for Vision & Sunglass Central, Belmont’s Garage, Quality Drywall, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, Prime MAC Tools, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Algonkin Motel, Beyea Custom Headers, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH, Electric Neon Custom Signs, Fastline Performance, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Spyder Filters, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO & Wilwood.

A Place in History: Fonda 200 Offers Most Lucrative Winner’s Share, Prestige

Written by Chris Moore

FONDA, NY – A place in history.

The most lucrative winner’s share in Northeast Modified racing will be distributed in Montgomery County, N.Y., Sept. 14-16 with the annual Fonda 200 at Fonda Speedway.

The stars of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco clash with Fonda Speedway’s best in pursuit of a $53,000 grand prize.

The historic – and now annual – event offers a total purse nearing $140,000 for Saturday’s main event.

The ‘Fonda 200’ also plays a hand in both the Ollie’s ‘Elite’ Series (Round No. 3) and the River Valley Builders North Region (Round No. 10), paying $15,000 each, respectively, to their champions.

The ‘Fonda 200’ began in 1955 when iconic Junior Johnson claimed the inaugural event, which served as a NASCAR Grand National event.

Johnson, David Pearson, and ‘The King,’ Richard Petty, are all on the ‘Fonda 200’ win list as NASCAR Grand National event winners in the late 1950s and 60s.

The ‘Fonda 200’ became an annual event starting in 1983 with Charlie Rudolph finding Fonda Speedway checkerboard square.

The event ran every year through 2002 (with the exception of 1996, weather related) before taking a 17-year hiatus as BD Motorsports Media LLC took the helm of Fonda Speedway.

The historic event returned in ’19, ’21, and ’22, with 2020 falling by the wayside due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Sprakers, N.Y.’s Stewart Friesen has added his name to the ‘Fonda 200’ win list, claiming the ’19 and ’21 renditions. Last year, Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard added his name to the list of drivers to win the ‘Fonda 200.’

The 2023 Fonda 200 weekend begins next Thursday (Sept. 14) with the Amsterdam Truck Center Modified ‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ taking place. Any driver unable to pick up a Modified victory at any speedway this season will be eligible to participate.

The Montgomery County Office of the Aging Limited Sportsman join the program as well. Open Practice for all other divisions participating during the weekend will also be available.

On Friday (Sept. 15) the STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds take part in 15-lap Qualifying Races for Saturday’s main event.

Joining STSS Modified Qualifying Races will be the CRSA Sprint Cars, the Below Zero Ice Cream Pro Stocks, Stone Motorsports/Online Performance Street Stocks and Fonda Fair Four Cylinders.

The weekend concludes on Saturday, Sept. 16. The STSS Modifieds take part in Last Chance Races to set the final starting field for the $53,000-to-win ‘Fonda 200’ headliner paying $1,000 to take the green flag.

The Swagger Factory Apparel STSS Crate 602 Sportsman join the Saturday program, battling for 25-laps in Round No. 6 of the Precision Hydraulic & Oil North Region.

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 or follow the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy or Instagram: @fondaspeedway.

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.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, FloSports, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Rent Equip/Party Central, BDR Speed, Bicknell Racing Products, Ollie’s, Penske Racing Shocks, Wegner Automotive, River Valley Builders, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, DIG Race Products, Velocita-USA, Franklin Products, Design for Vision & Sunglass Central, Belmont’s Garage, Quality Drywall, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, Prime MAC Tools, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Algonkin Motel, Beyea Custom Headers, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH, Electric Neon Custom Signs, Fastline Performance, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Spyder Filters, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO & Wilwood.

 

Fonda 200 Schedule of Events: September 14-16, 2023

Thursday, September 14 – Amsterdam Truck Center Modified ‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ plus Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman & Open Practice All Divisions

8 a.m. – Camper Staging Begins

9 a.m. – Camper Parking Begins (coordinated by Fonda Speedway staff)

4 p.m. – Gates Open

5:45 p.m. – Drivers’ Meeting

6:15 p.m. – Hot Laps for ‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ & Limited Sportsman – Open Practice Begins
Below Zero Ice Cream Pro Stock Practice
‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ Amsterdam Truck Center Modified Hot Laps – Participating Modifieds Only
Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman Practice
Amsterdam Truck Center Modified Practice – All Cars Eligible
Street Stock Practice
Fonda Fair Four Cylinder Practice
CRSA Sprint Car Practice

7 p.m. – National Anthem – Opening Ceremonies

Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman Heats (6 laps)
‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ Amsterdam Truck Center Modified Heats (8 laps)

Practice (Pro Stock, Crate 602 Sportsman, Modified, Street Stock, Four Cylinder, CRSA)

Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman Heats (if needed, 6 laps)
‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ Amsterdam Truck Center Consolation (if needed, 8 laps)

TRACK PREP/BRIEF BREAK

Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman Feature (20 laps)
‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ Amsterdam Truck Center Consolation (33 laps)

Practice (Pro Stock, Crate 602 Sportsman, Modified, Street Stock, Four Cylinder, CRSA)

 

Friday, September 15 – Amsterdam Truck Center Short Track Super Series (STSS) Modified Qualifying Races plus CRSA Sprint Cars, Below Zero Ice Cream Pro Stocks, Stone Motorsports/Online Performance Street Stocks & Fonda Fair Four Cylinders

10 a.m. – Camper Parking Begins

4 p.m. – Gates Open

5:30 p.m. – Mandatory Drivers’ Meeting & Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Qualifying Race Draw

6 p.m. – CRSA Sprint Car Engine Heat followed by Hot Laps
Below Zero Ice Cream Pro Stock Hot Laps
CRSA Sprint Car Hot Laps
STSS Modified Hot Laps
Stone Motorsports/Online Performance Street Stock Hot Laps
Fonda Fair Four Cylinder Hot Laps

7 p.m. – Racing
Below Zero Ice Cream Pro Stock Heats (8 laps)
CRSA Sprint Car Heats (8 laps)
Street Stock Heats (6 laps)

Fonda Fair Four Cylinder Feature (15 laps)

Consolations (Pro Stock, CRSA, Street Stock, if needed)

BRIEF BREAK/TRACK PREP/FOUR CYLINDER VICTORY LANE

STSS Modified Qualifying Race No. 1 (15 laps)
STSS Modified Qualifying Race No. 2 (15 laps)
STSS Modified Qualifying Race No. 3 (15 laps)
STSS Modified Qualifying Race No. 4 (15 laps)

GROUP VICTORY LANE/TRACK PREP

CRSA Sprint Car Feature (20 laps)
Below Zero Ice Cream Pro Stock Feature (20 laps)
Stone Motorsports/Online Performance Street Stock Feature (20 laps)

10:30 p.m. – LIVE Music in Entertainment Building

 

Saturday, September 16 – STSS Modified B-Mains & Fonda 200 plus Swagger Factory Apparel STSS Crate 602 Sportsman

2 p.m. – Gates Open

4 p.m. – Mandatory STSS Drivers’ Meeting

5 p.m. – Hot Laps
STSS Crate 602 Sportsman
STSS Modified

6 p.m. – Racing

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Heats (8 laps)
Sunoco Modified B-Mains (10 laps)

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Consolations (8 laps)

BRIEF BREAK/TRACK PREP

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Feature (25 laps)

TRACK PREP FOR FONDA 200

FONDA 200 DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS

CANADIAN & AMERICAN NATIONAL ANTHEMS

DRIVERS, START YOUR ENGINES

STSS Modified Fonda 200 (200 laps, $53,000 to win!)

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