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Monsters are Coming: Fonda Speedway Hosts ‘Monsters on the Mohawk’ July 5 & 6

FONDA, NY – The Monsters are coming.

Next week – on Tuesday, July 5 and Wednesday, July 6 – Fonda Speedway hosts the first-ever ‘Monsters on the Mohawk’ with a complete show each night.

The Monster Truck Racing League (MTRL) descends on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds with six earth-ratting Pro Monster Trucks plus the high-flying excitement of Freestyle Motocross.

MTRL Monsters set to embark on Fonda include Backdraft (Red & Black), Muddy Girl, Instigator, Awesome Kong and more!  The “Top Dog” Pro Mini Monster will be on hand as well!

Prior to the start of each night’s event, fans can meet the drivers, take photos, and check out the Monster Trucks up-close at from 6-7 p.m. via the ‘Pit Party’ on the track.

Monster Truck rides will be available for just $10.

Joining the MTRL Monsters will be freestyle motocross with jumps and high-flying in-air thrills.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. nightly with the Pit Party from 6-7 p.m. and showtime at 7:30 p.m.

Save money by purchasing tickets in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monsters-on-the-mohawk-tickets-321656141177

Pre-Sale tickets are $20 (Adults), $10 for Kids (ages 3-12) and Children 2 and under are FREE.

At the gate, admission is $25 (Adults), $15 for Kids (ages 3-12) and Children 2 and under are FREE.

Event parking is $5. The event takes place rain or shine.

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.

 

 

$14,000 Weekend: Big Sunoco Modified Cash on the Line Saturday & Sunday at Fonda Speedway

Written by Chris Moore

FONDA, NY – $14,000 weekend.

Fonda Speedway celebrates the Independence Day weekend with two races totaling $14,000 to win over the two-day stretch.

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco heads to the ‘Track of Champions’ for the fourth edition of the ‘Firecracker 50.’

STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds take the stage on Sunday, July 3 for a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win affair in Round No. 6 of the River Valley Builders North Region.

Fonda Speedway plays host to its fifth STSS event in the last four years, with the sixth event coming this September for the ‘Fonda 200.’

Sprakers, N.Y.’s Stewart Friesen remains undefeated in STSS competition at Fonda Speedway, winning all three previous renditions of the ‘Firecracker 50,’ plus the 2021 ‘Fonda 200,’ which fell under STSS sanctioning.

Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard leads the River Valley Builders North Region into Fonda Speedway, holding a 40-point advantage over Canadian Mat Williamson.

The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman join the holiday weekend special for Round No. 4 of the Precision Hydraulic & Oil North Region paying $2,000 to win.

Cream Ridge, N.J.’s Steve Davis maintains a 39-point advantage ahead of Wallkill, N.Y.’s Travis Green.

A huge fireworks display will take place as well.

The prior day – Saturday, July 2 – Fonda Speedway hosts the F.X. Caprara Car Companies Thunder on the Thruway Series, a six-race mini-series between Fonda and Utica-Rome (N.Y.) Speedway.

The Modifieds race for 30-laps and a $4,000 payday, totaling the Modified winner earnings for the weekend to $14,000 with bonuses and contingency awards to be added in as well.

The entire weekend of racing, along with every STSS and Fonda Speedway race in 2022, will be broadcast LIVE on FloRacing (www.floracing.tv).

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.

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, Halmar International, River Valley Builders, Hurlock Auto & Speed, Velocita-USA, St. Lawrence Radiology, 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.

 

$10 Weekend: $5 Grandstand Admission at Utica-Rome & Fonda This Weekend

VERNON, NY & FONDA, NY – $10 for a weekend of racing action!

This weekend – Friday, June 10 & Saturday, June 11 – racing continues at Utica-Rome Speedway (Vernon, N.Y.) and Fonda Speedway (Fonda, N.Y.) with just $5 grandstand admission each night. Kids 11 and under remain FREE.

For $5, Friday (June 10) fans will see a full program of racing action headlined by the Sunoco Modifieds for 30 trips around the Utica-Rome Speedway.

Joining the Sunoco Modifieds on Friday at half-mile speedway will be the Worthington Industries Crate 602 Sportsman, Next Generation Graphix Pro Stocks, Fastline Performance Limited Sportsman and the Fonda Fair 4-Cylinders.

Also in action, the Senior Services Insurance All-Star Slingshots and D&S Landscaping Junior Slingshots will be in action on the inner oval.

On Saturday (June 11), Bill Lake Modular Homes presents $5 Fan Appreciation Night and a pre-race Meet & Greet for the fans at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway.

All weekly divisions will be in action including the Sunoco Modifieds, Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, Montgomery County Office of the Aging Limited Sportsman, and the Fonda Fair 4-Cylinders.

Along with the regular divisions at the speedway will be the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Racing Series.

For those unable to attend in-person, both events will be streamed live on FloSports (www.floracing.tv).

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 on Twitter or @utica_rome_speedway on Instagram.

Fonda Speedway, at 21 Bridge Street Fonda, NY 12068, 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.

Fonda Speedway $12,000-to-win Montgomery County Open Postponed to Sunday, April 24

FONDA, NY – An unexpected change in forecast with showers moving in from the north has prompted a postponement of Fonda Speedway’s Montgomery County Open remembering Jack Johnson.

The event will now run on Sunday, April 24.

A system expected to move north of the speedway took a southward turn, with precipitation expected throughout the evening hours. Speedway management has opted to take advantage of a beautiful Sunday forecast to finally get the 2022 season underway at the Track of Champions after a trying spring.

The program will include the following:

  • Sunoco Modifieds with sail panels – 40 laps, $12,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th, $500 to start
  • Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman
  • Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks
  • Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman
  • Fonda Fair Four Cylinders

The Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified portion of Saturday’s event has been postponed to next Saturday, April 30.

For the Sunday event, all gates open at 1 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Racing begins at 5:30 p.m.

Adult admission is $20 (Adults), $18 (Seniors ages 65 and up) and Kids 11 and under are FREE.

Pit admission is $35 (Fonda members) or $40 (non-members). Kids (ages 6-12) pay $10. Children (ages 5 and under) pay $2.

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/thefondaspeedway or follow the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

POSTPONED: Montgomery County Open at Fonda Set for Sunday, April 24

Due to showers moving into the area this evening, the Montgomery County Open remembering Jack Johnson has been POSTPONED to Sunday, April 24.

Racing will take place on SUNDAY for all divisions BUT the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Racing Series. The Vintage Cars have been rescheduled for Saturday, April 30.

Gates will open at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Hot laps will hit the track at 4:30 p.m. Racing begins at 5:30 p.m.

The Sunday program will include:

Sunoco Modifieds with sail panels – $12,000 to win
Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman
Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks
Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman
Fonda Fair Four Cylinders

WEDNESDAY PRACTICE CANCELED, RACING IS ON FOR SATURDAY (APRIL 20) MONTGOMERY COUNTY OPEN

Fonda Speedway management has opted to cancel tonight’s (April 20) Open Practice session. RACING IS ON FOR THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 23.

Waiting until Saturday will allow for the best track conditions possible, with drying time over the next few days.

Pit gates will open one hour earlier, at 2 p.m. on Saturday to allow for inspections and pick-up of passes and licenses.

See you Saturday at the Montgomery County Open remembering Jack Johnson!

Advance Tickets On Sale Now for “Monsters on the Mohawk” at Fonda Speedway July 5 & 6

FONDA, NY – The “Monsters” are coming to Fonda, New York.

The Monster Truck Racing League (MTRL) presents “Monsters on the Mohawk” at Fonda Speedway with two complete shows scheduled for Tuesday, July 5 and Wednesday, July 6. This event is a co-promotion involving the Montgomery County Agricultural Society and BD Motorsports Media LLC.

Advance tickets are on sale now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monsters-on-the-mohawk-tickets-321656141177

Six full-size Pro Monster Trucks will thrill attendees, taking over the frontstretch at the famed Track of Champions.

Prior to each show, a free-to-ticketholders Pit Party is held from 6-7 p.m. Attendees can take pictures with the trucks and meet their drivers.

The family fun event includes Monster Truck rides (just $10), giveaways, and affordable concessions.

Gates open at 5 p.m. nightly. The Pit Party takes place from 6-7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. showtime.

Tickets purchased in advance are $20 for Adults, $10 for Kids (ages 3-12). Children 2 and under are free.

Tickets sold at the gate nightly cost $25 for Adults, $15 for Kids (ages 3-12) and Children 2 and under are free.

On-site parking is $5 nightly.

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

Fonda Speedway April 16 Opener Rained Out, Practice Set for Wednesday Night

FONDA, NY – Due to a 100-percent chance of rain all day, today’s (April 16) Palmer’s Service Center 71st Season Opener at Fonda Speedway has been canceled.

Please note the following:

This Wednesday, April 20, the Track of Champions will host an open practice from 6-9 p.m. All cars are welcome.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m.

Grandstand admission is free for practice. Pit admission is $25 (Fonda members) or $30 (non-members). Kids (ages 6-12) pay $10. Children 5 and under pay $2.

Limited concessions will be open for practice. Sunoco Race Fuels will be on sale.

Attention then turns to Saturday, April 23 with the Montgomery County Open honoring Jumpin’ Jack Johnson. Sunoco Modifieds with sail panels race 40 laps competing for $12,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $500 to start. This event will offer 25 show-up points for all competitors and utilize a draw/redraw format.

Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks and Fonda Fair Four Cylinders will all take part in point-season openers.

The Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series will make its first 2022 visit.

For April 23, Adult admission is $20. Seniors (ages 65 and up) pay $18. Kids 11 and under are free.

Pit admission is $35 (Fonda members) or $40 (non-members). Kids (ages 6-12) pay $10. Children 5 and under pay $2.

Gates open at 3 p.m., with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6:30 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/thefondaspeedway or follow the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

 

Wet Conditions Cancel April 13 Open Practice at Fonda Speedway

FONDA, NY – Continued wet weather and extremely saturated grounds have prompted the cancelation of Wednesday night’s (April 13) Open Practice at Fonda Speedway.

The decision was made to scrap the once-rescheduled test and tune on Tuesday after evaluating the soaked clay at the legendary half-mile oval.

“We want to make sure we get the season off on the right foot,” Fonda promoter Brett Deyo said. “The track crew worked to get equipment on the surface, and it remains very, very wet. It is in everyone’s best interest to pull the plug and wait for some drying time.”

Weather permitting, attention now turns to Palmer’s Service Center Opening Night on Saturday, April 16 featuring the first points-paying event for the Sunoco Modifieds, Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks and Fonda Fair Four Cylinders.

Pits will be open starting at 1 p.m. for technical inspection. The pits will be cleared at 2:30 p.m. for pit pass sales. Gates officially unlock at 3 p.m., with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.

Adult grandstand admission is $11. Seniors (ages 65 and up) pay $9. Kids 11 and under are FREE.

Pit admission is $35 (non-members) or $30 (Fonda Speedway members). Kids (ages 6-12) pay $10 and Children 5 and under pay $2.

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.

 

Fonda Practice Postponed, No On-Track Activities This Weekend; April 13 Date Set

FONDA, NY – Due to extremely wet grounds and an unfavorable weather forecast, Fonda Speedway management has elected to postpone the scheduled Open Practice for this Saturday. The Sunday rain date will not be utilized to allow for much-needed drying time and track preparation.

Should weather and conditions allow, the speedway will host a practice session on Wednesday, April 13 with gates opening at 5 p.m. and on-track action 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Admission will be $25 for Members and $30 for Non-Members in the pit area. Kids 6-12 pay $10 and Children ages 5 and under pay $2.

Grandstand admission will be free.

Keep posted to the Fonda Speedway website and social media for updates. The 71st Season Opener remains on schedule for Saturday, April 16 with Palmer’s Service Center presenting a full program.

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