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Fonda Speedway Palmer’s Service Center Opening Night – Fan Policy for April 17

Fans will be welcomed to Fonda Speedway this Saturday, April 17 for Palmer’s Service Center Opening Night!

Grandstand Admission: $11
Seniors (ages 65 and up): $9
Kids 11 and under are FREE

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

Grandstand Policies

  • All attendees must have a temperature check upon entering the facility.
  • Masks are required to enter the facility and while visiting restrooms and concession areas.
  • Montgomery County has asked for the name and contact number for fans attending each Saturday night. That information will be collected at the grandstand gates.
  • Every-other-row of the Covered Grandstand will be available for seating.
  • The open-air, turn-four bleachers will be available for seating.
  • To aid with social distancing, the Infield Drive-In will be open (see policies below).

Drive-In Policies

  • There are 45 available Infield Drive-In spots.
  • Spots are $60 each and include up to four passes (attendees must arrive together).
  • Reserve a spot by e-mailing fondaspeedwayangela@gmail.com. E-mails will be answered in the order they are received. Please provide make and model of vehicle.
  • Credit card pre-payment is preferred to expedite the arrival process.
  • Drive-In attendees may enter between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
  • When arriving to the speedway, Drive-In vehicles will stay to the right and form one line.
  • All vehicles will exit the infield on the backstretch out of the turn-two gate.
  • Please cooperate with all parking attendants and security.
  • Must wear masks while using the restroom and/or the concession areas.

Fonda Speedway Set For Open Practice Saturday, April 10

Fonda Speedway is set to host its first on-track activity of 2021 this Saturday, April 10 for an Open Practice. All divisions are welcome to participate.

Gates Open: 1 p.m.
Track Time: 3-6 p.m.
Safety Inspection for all Fonda Speedway classes begins at 1 p.m. on the Hot Pit Road
Pit Admission: $25 (Members) or $30 (Non-Members)
Grandstand Gates will be open. Admission is free. Main concession stand and pit concession stand will be open.
Season Pit Passes, Pit Licenses & Media Credentials will be available to pick up at the Pit Gate
Season Grandstand Passes will be available for Pick-Up at Gate 2

A-Verdi Storage Containers Partners with Fonda & Utica-Rome Speedways for June 25-26 Weekend

Written by Chris Moore

SAVANNAH, NY – A-Verdi Storage Containers has signed on to present a weekend of New York State racing on Friday, June 25 at Utica-Rome Speedway and Saturday, June 26 at Fonda Speedway.

Both nights at the BD Motorsports Media LLC promoted facilities will feature Sprint Cars as part of the A-Verdi Storage Containers weekend.

On Friday, June 25, at Utica-Rome Speedway the night will feature all weekly divisions plus the CRSA Sprint Cars, making their first of two appearances at the Home of Heroes in 2021.

The following night (June 26) at neighboring Fonda Speedway, the Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) 360 Sprint Cars will join the weekly divisions at Fonda for their lone visit to the Track of Champions in 2021.

With a combination of local products and people, A-Verdi Storage Containers can provide customers with temporary storage or office space tailored special for them. Their full-service leasing options will include installation and removal from your site while giving you a professional storage or office space for any environment.

With facilities throughout New York State, they can deliver a dry, secure, ground level storage container to your job site, business, or home. Their products serve as temporary storage space, field/site offices or added warehouse space.

All A-Verdi storage solutions are secure and can be used for commercial, residential, industrial or any business storage space need.

Their company owned trucks operated by trained delivery specialist are taken to your location anywhere in New York, including Upstate New York, Western New York, Central New York, Northern New York, or Southern Tier New York.

For more information on their products, services, and contact information, visit A-Verdi on the web at https://averdi.com/. A-Verdi Storage Containers is based in Savannah, N.Y.

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.

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

 

A Champion Added: Mike Mahaney Calls Fonda Speedway Saturday Home in 2021

Written by Chris Moore

FONDA, NY – The Track of Champions will be adding another Modified point title winner to the list of weekly entrants at the historic facility. Mike Mahaney plans to make the two-and-a-half-hour tow from his Elizabethtown, N.Y., base to Fonda Speedway every Saturday in 2021.

“Fonda is a lot of fun to race; it’s a very racy track that is challenging as well,” Mahaney said. “It’s also one of the closer tracks to our shop, so we felt like choosing Fonda weekly would be a great option for us.”

Mahaney’s ‘21 has gotten off to a red-hot start especially on the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco tour.

Mahaney finished second (Small-Block) and third (STSS Modified) in the season-opening weekend at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway. He followed that up with a ninth-place result and another runner-up in Central Pennsylvania at Selinsgrove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway. The Empire State driver will head to Delaware International Speedway April 27 as the STSS South Region point leader.

Mahaney believes running Fonda weekly will only make him stronger on the STSS tour.

“We need to run on American Racers weekly to keep up on the STSS,” he said. “Running one of (Fonda promoter Brett) Deyo’s tracks a week will really help our chances to keep running well on the series.”

Mahaney is a three-time feature winner at the Fonda Speedway, all of which came in high-paying races. The most notable of those wins came in the 112-lap, $12,000-to-win Jack Johnson Tribute in 2017. Mahaney’s lone year as a Fonda regular ended with a fifth-place finish in the season points chase.

“Our goals are high. It’s been a few years since we’ve really ran well at Fonda, but we’ve been good everywhere recently, so I have hopes for what we can do,” said a confident Mahaney as he spoke of his 2021 expectations.

The 2019 Fonda 200 was a bright spot for Mahaney in his recent runs at the famed half-mile: he came home with a $20,000 runner-up finish. “Our program is better now than it was then when we had that strong finish. The 200-lapper is going to be a lot different than weekly racing but being there every week certainly won’t hurt us when the 200 comes around.”

Mahaney will enter the 2021 season with an extremely high confidence level and momentum with the George Huttig team as the season kicks off on April 17 at the Track of Champions.

Open Practice is scheduled for Saturday, April 10. Gates will open at 1 p.m., with hot laps from 3-6 p.m. All divisions are welcome to practice. Pit admission is $25 for Fonda Speedway members and $30 for non-members. There is a rain/weather date of Sunday, April 11 for the Open Practice.

Fonda Speedway’s 2021 Season Opener, presented by Palmer’s Service Center, takes place on Saturday, April 17. Sunoco Modifieds, Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman and Four Cylinder Cruisers will be in action as championship battles get underway.

Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. for the April 17 event with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.

Pit admission is $30 for Fonda members and $35 for non-members.

Grandstand admission is $11 for Adults, $9 for Seniors (ages 65 and above) and Kids 11 and under are FREE.

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 Speedway Hosts Successful Race Car Show at ViaPort Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, NY – Returning after a one-year absence, the unofficial ‘kick-off’ to the Fonda Speedway season took place last weekend at the ViaPort Rotterdam.

The annual Fonda Speedway Race Car Show hosted approximately 35 race cars from Friday through Sunday as the countdown continues to the 2021 season at the Track of Champions.

The management teams of the ViaPort Rotterdam and Fonda Speedway worked in tandem for a scaled-down version of the pre-season event with a 35-car maximum to allow for social distancing.

The car count represented a variety of divisions including the Sunoco Modifieds, Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman, Four Cylinder Cruisers and Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Racing Series.

Members of the Fonda Speedway management team attended throughout the weekend, distributing schedules, selling memberships, season passes and Track of Champions apparel.

Attention now turns to on-track action on the famed Fonda Speedway half-mile layout.

Open Practice is scheduled for Saturday, April 10. Gates will open at 1 p.m., with hot laps from 3-6 p.m. All divisions are welcome to practice. Pit admission is $25 for Fonda Speedway members and $30 for non-members. There is a rain/weather date of Sunday, April 11 for the Open Practice.

Fonda Speedway’s 2021 Season Opener, presented by Palmer’s Service Center, takes place on Saturday, April 17. Sunoco Modifieds, Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman and Four Cylinder Cruisers will be in action as championship battles get underway.

Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. for the April 17 event with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.

Pit admission is $30 for Fonda members and $35 for non-members.

Grandstand admission is $11 for Adults, $9 for Seniors (ages 65 and above) and Kids 11 and under are FREE.

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.

FloRacing adds promoter Brett Deyo’s Short Track Super Series, Fonda and Georgetown speedways, to 2021 live broadcast schedule

Deal brings over 50 Northeast big-block/small-block modified events to FloRacing subscribers

AUSTIN, Texas (March 3, 2021) – FloSports, a leading sports streaming and original content network, today announced an agreement with BD Motorsports Media’s Brett Deyo to live-stream the race promoter’s Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled by Sunoco (STSS) events and action at Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway and Georgetown (Del.) Speedway.

The deal brings over 50 Northeast big-block/small-block modified events to the 2021 broadcast schedule on FloRacing, the industry-leading grassroots motorsports digital-only platform. Fans of Deyo’s series and tracks will have access to every event broadcast — as well as all FloSports content and the many motorsports offerings on the FloRacing vertical — with a $150 annual subscription to FloRacing.

A part of the deal that all parties agreed as being integral was the inclusion of Dirt Track Digest TV, which has streamed STSS events on a pay-per-view basis in recent years and will continue to produce all the broadcasts for FloRacing.

Deyo’s Short Track Super Series headlines the latest addition to the FloRacing lineup. An ever-growing tour for big-block and small-block modifieds since its birth in 2014, the STSS is split into North and South regions that boast 11- and 10-race schedules, respectively, and separate points funds. The South region visits eight tracks in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania beginning with Georgetown’s March 12-13 Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Weekend while the North region races at 10 tracks in New York and Pennsylvania starting May 11 at Accord (N.Y.) Speedway.

Highlighting the STSS schedules are a pair of big-money fall weekends that rank as two of the Northeast’s richest big-block/small-block modified events: the North region’s $53,000-to-win Fonda 200 on Sept. 16-18 at the historic half-mile Fonda Speedway and the South region’s $50,000-to-win Speed Showcase 200 Weekend on Oct. 14-16 at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway.

Other major STSS events include the North region’s season-ending American Racer Cup Short Track Super Nationals Weekend on Oct. 8-9 at Afton (N.Y.) Speedway and Georgetown’s Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend on Oct. 29-30 that serves as the South region’s points finale.

Also streaming on FloRacing will be all the weekly events Deyo promotes at Fonda and Georgetown. Fonda’s 2021 schedule headlines the big-block/small-block modified division for its regular Saturday-night shows and includes 21 race dates beginning with its season opener on April 17 while Georgetown, a sprawling half-mile oval near the Delaware and Maryland beaches, hosts a special-event schedule of 11 race dates spread over nine events from March through October.

All FloRacing broadcasts also include coverage of each race program’s support divisions, including the STSS’s companion North and South tours for the 602 Crate Sportsman class. Georgetown’s schedule includes events for the Super Late Model division on April 15 and during the Oct. 29-30 Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend.

“Our partnership with FloRacing is a ‘win, win, win’ situation,” said Deyo, a Delaware resident who has become one of the Northeast’s busiest dirt-track promoters. “It’s a game-changer for our racers, tracks and sponsors, all of whom will benefit from the massive exposure and viewership FloRacing brings. The (broadcast) quality our viewers have become accustomed to will remain in place with the Dirt Track Digest TV team staying on board for production, but the big bonus for our fans is the annual subscription price of $150 for FloRacing that makes it very affordable to watch our events.”

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.

Connect with thrilling live and on-demand grassroots racing action by becoming a FloRacing subscriber. The subscription unlocks premium FloRacing content headlined by access to over 800 live events per year, including events contested at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway and the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car tour, a full schedule of United States Auto Club (USAC) and Interstate Racing Association (IRA) events and over 100 days of premium drag racing events. Also included in a subscription are the exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes access and ride-alongs with drivers, motorsports news, archived races and highlights that racing fans have come to expect from the FloRacing platform. FloRacing subscribers also receive complete access to the entire network of FloSports verticals ranging from cycling, wrestling, football, baseball, softball, grappling, rodeo and more. Watch the races across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

About FloSports
Founded in 2006, FloSports is a venture-backed subscription video stream service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to hundreds of thousands of competition events across 25+ vertical sport categories in the US and abroad. FloSports vision is to give underserved sports the love they deserve. With a growing library of more than 300,000 hours of premium content including news, expert commentary, films, documentaries and more, FloSports has established itself as an innovator and leader in sports streaming. Finally, your sport has a home. For more information, please visit: flosports.tv.

BD Motorsports Media LLC Fonda Speedway Promotional Agreement Extended Through October 2023

FONDA, NY – The partnership continues.

On Wednesday night (Jan. 13), members of the Montgomery County Agricultural Society – led by President Richard Kennedy – voted to extend the Fonda Speedway promotional agreement with BD Motorsports Media LLC for an additional two years.

The current BD Motorsports Media management team will remain in place at the Track of Champions through, at minimum, October 31, 2023. The original three-year agreement was slated to end this October.

“The Montgomery County Agricultural Society board members have been excellent partners and we are thrilled to continue working with them at Fonda Speedway,” Brett Deyo said. “Even through a very trying 2020 season, we were able to move forward and give our competitors a place to race and fans the ability to attend a limited number of events in-person and watch every race live on Dirt Track Digest TV.”

Since acquiring the keys to the facility in the fall of 2018, the speedway has seen numerous upgrades including all new concession equipment, a new sound system, painting and other clean-up projects, a pit-area reworking/leveling, lap counter renovation and most recently a complete resurfacing of the speedway with fresh clay. The total investment into the facility in two years tops $150,000.

The 2019 season was an overwhelming success story with more than 4,000 fans attending the first ‘Dollar Night’ increasing crowds and car counts and the return of the famed ‘Fonda 200’ paying $53,000 to win among the highlights.

“We are hoping for relaxed New York State COVID restrictions this season, so we are able to regain the momentum and positive direction we built in 2019,” Deyo said. “We’ve got a great team in place at Fonda with Jamie and Denise Page, Angela Hanson, Michael Parillo, Craig Hanson and every one of our staff members who have gone above and beyond on race night and during the week.”

Despite regulations limiting fan attendance in ’20, Fonda Speedway was able to complete a partial schedule that began in mid-June. A point fund of more than $16,000 was distributed to competitors at year-end.

The ’21 season is scheduled to get underway on Saturday, April 10 with Open Practice followed by the Palmer’s Service Center Season Opener a week later, on April 17.

Weekly divisions include Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Four Cylinder Cruisers.

Plans have been announced for the Fonda 200 weekend Sept. 16-18 with the Fonda 200 paying $53,000 to the winner and $1,000 just to take the green flag.

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 Speedway Management Preparing for 2021 Season

FONDA, NY – After a challenging 2020 due to New York State-imposed COVID-19 regulations, Fonda Speedway will be back – stronger than ever – in 2021.

The BD Motorsports Media LLC management team returns for its third season at the historic Track of Champions half-mile oval. The first on-track activity of ’21 is planned for Saturday, April 10 with an Open Practice session.

The famed Fonda 200 weekend returns to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Thurs.-Sat. Sept. 16-18, 2021 offering $53,000 to the race winner of the Modified event. Keep posted for further information on this event.

American Racer, through distributor Lias Tire of Indiana, Pa., and Sunoco Race Fuels, distributed by Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa., return as the official tire and fuel suppliers for the speedway.

Once again, Saturday night racing will be headlined by the Modified division competing for a minimum of $2,400 to win, $500 for 10th and $250 to take the green flag.

An adjustment for ’21 sees all big- and small-block engines with a minimum weight of 2,400 lbs. moving the speedway in line with the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco North Region and six other Empire State tracks (Accord, Afton, Five Mile Point, Outlaw, Thunder Mountain and Woodhull). PA/NJ/DIRTcar-legal spec engines (open carburetor, no rev limiter) weigh 2,300 lbs. CT-525 engines weigh 2,300 lbs. and W-16 engines weigh 2,250 lbs. for ’21.

Other weekly divisions will include the Crate 602 Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Limited Sportsman and Four Cylinder Cruisers.

The Mohawk Vintage Dirt Modified Series will return for monthly visits during the ’21 campaign.

The Street Stock division will no longer compete on a regular basis at Fonda Speedway. However, there is the potential of selected special events on non-conflicting dates with other area speedways.

The ’20 Fonda Speedway point fund will be distributed on the week of Dec. 7. A trophy presentation is planned for the speedway in the spring.

Keep posted for further off-season news from the Track of Champions.

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 on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

 

Take Two: Montgomery County Open Fonda Speedway Finale This Sunday, Sept. 20

FONDA, NY – Take two!

The final curtain will come down on the 2020 season at Fonda Speedway Sunday, Sept. 20, putting a period on a shortened campaign at the Track of Champions. The event had been scheduled for the 13th but afternoon showers forced the postponement of the event by seven days.

After finishing up the point season on Aug. 15, one final event takes place next Sunday: the Montgomery County Open which will be broadcast live on Dirt Track Digest TV (www.dirttrackdigest.tv).

Due to continuously extended New York State regulations, the grandstands will remain closed for this event.

Sunoco Modifieds will headline the ‘Montgomery County Open’ utilizing sail panels for this event, which offers an increased $3,500 to the winner for 30 laps. Rules have been relaxed for this non-point show, which will feature a draw for heat-race starting positions and redraw of top qualifiers for the main event.

This will be only the third time since BD Motorsports Media LLC took over the promotion of Fonda Speedway that sail panels are permitted on Modifieds.

Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman are set for a $1,000-to-win, 25-lap event, joined by the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks racing 20 laps and earning a cool grand for their efforts.

Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks battle in an event offering $500 to the winner and a rules package allowing cars legal to compete at neighboring Lebanon Valley, Albany-Saratoga and Glen Ridge to join the Fonda regulars.

Four Cylinder Cruisers – declaring Single- and Dual-Cam winners – complete the Sunday showdown.

All event rules have been posted on the Fonda Speedway website at the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/MontgomeryCountyOpenInfoSheet.pdf

Gates open at 3 p.m. Hot laps hit the track at 5:15 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.

Pit admission is $35 for Fonda Non-Members and $30 for Fonda Members.

A rain date of Sunday, Sept. 20 has been established for this event.

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 on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

 

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