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FONDA SPEEDWAY NEWS FLASH – PLEASE READ COMPLETELY!

 
As you have seen on the news, restrictions regarding COVID-19 are changing rapidly, sometimes multiple times per day. Today, Fonda Speedway received a call regarding our future events starting with the ‘One Wild Wednesday’ tomorrow night (Wednesday, July 15).
 
New York State officials, led by Governor Cuomo, have informed Montgomery County that Fonda Speedway may not utilize the Infield Drive-In (or the Grandstands) for any events until regulations change. With that said, we must restrict tomorrow’s event, and any other upcoming races, to the pit area ONLY and online viewing via Dirt Track Digest TV.
 
The spike of cases in Montgomery County, outlined on Monday, was a contributing factor to this decision.
 
Please do not take this announcement as a negative toward Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort or Montgomery County Sheriff Jeff Smith. Our local officials have gone above and beyond to support Fonda Speedway and we’ve been fortunate to host several high-profile events as a result of their hard work and dedication to the speedway and the fairgrounds. This directive comes from the Democratic Party at the state level.
 
Despite the last-minute change, we ARE STILL RACING on Wednesday, July 15 with our scheduled ‘One Wild Wednesday’ program. It is only fair to the teams who have prepared for this event and adjusted their schedules to support the show. You can watch the event online at the following link: https://dirttrackdigest.tv/videos/8946
 
The latest restrictions may lead to adjustments in the remainder of the schedule. With only the pit area open, it is financially impossible to continue with regular Saturday night racing. We take pride in paying some of the best purses in New York State to our drivers and it is not in our plans to lower them or charge our racers high pit gate fees. The damage done to our racers’ budgets will last far longer than the COVID pandemic by dropping purses and raising admission prices.
 
With that said, the upcoming schedule will be reviewed and posted shortly. Please be patient as we work together to keep racing going at the Track of Champions.
 
We understand that you are angry. We are too! Take a moment to contact the Governor’s office and let them know your feelings (politely): http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact
 
And once again, YES, we are racing on Wednesday, July 15 open only to the pit area and Pay-Per-View. An update on this Saturday will be posted in the near future.
 
Thank you for your support and remember to vote! Elections have consequences and we are feeling them now.

After Saturday Rain, Fonda Speedway Fires Up ‘One Wild Wednesday’ THIS Wednesday, July 15

FONDA, NY – After a wet Saturday forced the cancelation of the regularly scheduled program at Fonda Speedway, the management team of the ‘Track of Champions’ called an audible and scheduled a ‘Wild Wednesday’ make-up program for THIS Wednesday night, July 15.

The non-points event will feature three divisions: the speedway’s Sunoco Modifieds, Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman and Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks in ‘open’ events.

Sunoco Modifieds will battle 30 laps for $4,000 to win, $500 for 10th and $250 to take the green flag under a draw/redraw format.

The annual Pro Stock Hondo Classic – a bucket list event for drivers in the division – had been scheduled for this past Saturday but will now take place Wednesday allowing competitors from all neighboring speedways the opportunity to compete.

All drivers are welcome. A draw will determine heat races. American Racer or Hoosier tires are permitted.

Speedway management has posted a $1,000 winner’s share for the event and $75 to take the green.

Hondo Classic organizer Kelly Keefe has gone above and beyond to sweeten the pot for drivers as well. All 29 laps of the main event have been sponsored for a total of $1,088.98.

Position bonuses, from first through 24th, are worth $1,049 cash.

Special award money ($425) and heat-race money will also be distributed.

Crate 602 Sportsman complete the tripleheader in a 25-lap event paying $1,000 to the winner and $100 to start with a draw/redraw format.

Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps hit the track at 6:45 p.m. Racing gets underway at 7:30 p.m.

Grandstands will be closed for this event per regulations of New York State.

This event will be streamed LIVE on Dirt Track Digest TV (www.dirttrackdigest.tv).

The infield Drive-In will be open on a first-come, first-served basis (no pre-registration required). The fee is $60 per vehicle and includes four limited participant passes. A concession stand will be open in the infield.

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

The turn-four open bleachers will be available for pit area attendees to social distance and view the night’s racing. Main grandstands, as previously stated, will be closed.

Next Saturday (July 18) will feature the rescheduled Sampson Motorcar/Yellow Transportation Night with Sunoco Modifieds, Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman, Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks and Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds in action.

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.

Fonda Speedway Announces “One Wild Wednesday” for July 15 – Cure Your Rain Blues!

The Cure for Your Weekend Rain-Out Blues…One Wild Wednesday

This WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JULY 15 at Fonda Speedway

Sunoco Modifieds – $4,000 to win, $500 for 10th, $250 to start – 30 laps

Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman – $1,000 to win, $100 to start – 25 laps

Algonkin Motel Pro Stock Hondo Classic – $1,000 to win, $75 to start – 29 laps (American Racer or Hoosiers permitted)

Open Draw – Non-Points Event – Fonda Speedway Rules Apply

Streamed LIVE on DirtTrackDigest.tv – Infield Drive-In Open ($60 per vehicle includes four Limited Participant Passes) – Grandstand Closed

Gates: 4:30 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:45 p.m. – Racing: 7:30 p.m.

Pit Admission: $35 (Non-Members) – $30 (Fonda Members)

Guidelines for Attendees of Fonda Speedway: Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5

*Face masks are required for entry into the facility. We ask that you wear a mask when congregating.

*Please utilize social distancing in all entry lines, concession lines, etc. Stay 6-feet apart whenever possible (other than the family/group you arrived with).

*The speedway is equipped with face masks and hand sanitizer

*If you feel ill or are experiencing a fever any symptoms of illness, please do not attend. Our events are live-streamed at www.dirttrackdigest.tv – you won’t miss a lap from home!

*Every other row in the grandstand will be roped off for social distancing per CDC guidelines. An additional drive-in area will again be open inside the speedway’s infield to assist with distancing. Those wishing to utilize the drive-in must enter through the pit gate.

*Saturday’s Infield Drive-In is first-come, first-served. For Sunday, e-mail fondaspeedwayangela@gmail.com to reserve a spot or be parked when you arrive.

*Enjoy the races.  Thank you to Montgomery County officials for giving us this opportunity. We must respect all guidelines so we can continue to operate.

 

Evening Showers Postpone Fonda Speedway ‘Firecracker 50’ to Sunday, July 5

FONDA, NY – A late afternoon steady rain moved over Fonda Speedway on Wednesday, prompting the postponement of the Fuccillo Automotive Group ‘Firecracker 50’ to Sunday (July 5).

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco annual visit to the ‘Track of Champions’ drew a huge field of race cars. Forty-five STSS Modifieds and 34 STSS Crate 602 Sportsman had signed in for competition. With rain still falling shortly after 7 p.m. and the track surface saturated, the decision was made to postpone the event.

“The forecast looked to be positive for late afternoon and evening, but a large pop-up cell from the north soaked us at the last minute,” STSS organizer Brett Deyo said. “We felt our best option was to postpone the event to Sunday with a more positive forecast.”

All wristbands from Wednesday will be honored on Sunday.

The STSS Modifieds had not completed their draw for position yet. The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman draw will stand. New entries will be accepted for both.

Admission for the Sunday event is $20. Seniors pay $18. Kids 11 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $30 (Fonda Members) or $35 (Non-Members).

Gates will open at 4 p.m., with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

The event will be streamed live on Dirt Track Digest TV.

With the ‘Firecracker 50’ postponed to Sunday, two days of racing are planned for the Track of Champions this weekend. Saturday’s (July 4) event, presented by Recovery Sports Grill, includes Sunoco Modifieds ($4,000 to win), Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks ($1,776 to win), Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman, Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks and Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds.

On Saturday, gates open at 4 p.m., with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

Adult admission for Saturday is $11. Seniors pay $9. Kids 11 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $30 (Fonda Members) or $35 (Non-Members).

At all Fonda Speedway events, masks are required for entry. Social distancing and CDC guidelines must be followed.

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.

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.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Rob Sherlock Roofing, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH Springs, Escape RV, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, MJK Home Maintenance, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Velocita, WELD Racing & Wilwood.

WE ARE RACING TONIGHT: Saturday, June 27 for School House Pools Night

WE ARE RACING TONIGHT!  School House Pools Night – $4,000-to-win Sunoco Modifieds plus Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman, Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks and Four Cylinder Cruisers.

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

Pit Gate ONLY open tonight.  Turn-four open grandstands and infield will be available for those with pit passes. Fonda Members: $30 – Non-Members: $35

Dirt Track Digest TV will stream tonight’s program LIVE for $15.99.  Here is the link: https://dirttrackdigest.tv/videos/8521

We understand things are continuing to change in New York State and we are monitoring the situation and in communication with our legal counsel. Please stay tuned for updates regarding Wednesday’s event!

Fonda Speedway Race Information for This Saturday, June 20

Fonda Speedway racing this Saturday (June 20). Enjoy dinner from Denise’s delicious concession menu and a show of auto racing along the Mohawk River at the Track of Champions.

Masks and social distancing required!

Gates open at 4 p.m. Hot laps 6 p.m. Racing at 7 p.m.

Sunoco Modifieds – Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman – Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks – Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman – Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks – Four Cylinder Cruisers

Front Gate:
Adults: $11
Seniors (ages 65 and up): $9
Kids 11 and under FREE

Infield Drive-In:
$60 – Includes 4 Passes – Call 518.915.4395 or e-mail fondaspeedwayangela@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

Full Pit Access:
Member: $30
Non-Member: $35

This event will be streamed live on Dirt Track Digest TV (www.dirttrackdigest.tv)

Fonda Speedway Open Practice Procedure for Saturday, June 6

Fonda Speedway Open Practice Procedures for Saturday, June 6

Fonda Speedway will be hosting an Open Practice this Saturday, June 6. Gates will open at 3 p.m. Practice runs from 6-10 p.m. All divisions are welcome to participate.

  • Pit admission is $25 for Non-Members & $20 for Members. Pit area season passes will be accepted.
  • The grandstand will be closed to spectators due to New York State Regulations.
  • All attendees must wear a mask or facial covering (speedway will have a limited amount on hand).
  • Pit sign-in will be moved up to the spectator lot at the mid-point of the grandstand area (adjacent to the ticket booth). Haulers will line up there. Teams will not be required to get out of their tow vehicles to pay and sign in. Please bring exact change if possible.
  • All attendees must complete a Contact Tracing form (please complete in advance if possible). To fill out in advance, click the following link and print: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020ContactTracing-Info.pdf
  • A staff member will be parking haulers.
  • All personal vehicles of crew members will be parked in the spectator parking lot.
  • Vintage Cars will pit in the infield. The infield will also be utilized for overflow parking in other divisions.
  • The gate will be closed at 6 p.m. No entry after that time. No re-entry into the Fairgrounds.
  • Crew members may use the infield and turn-four open-air bleachers to practice social distancing and to watch their cars on the track.
  • All CDC guidelines must be followed. If you feel ill, do not attend.
  • Extra soap and sanitizer will be provided by the speedway.
  • The pit concession will be open with a limited menu.
  • Sunoco Race Fuels will be available. Mike Romano will have parts and tires on hand.
  • Employees: we are not up to full staff yet. If you have not been contacted to work this event, you will not need to report.
  • Media: there will be no media list for this event. Track photographer, PR rep and Dirt Track Digest TV ONLY.

Fonda Speedway Schedules Saturday, June 6 Open Practice Session

FONDA, NY – The ‘Track of Champions’ roars back to life in the month of June.

Fonda Speedway will host an Open Practice session on Saturday, June 6 to kick-start the 2020 racing season. The test-and-tune session will be conducted with the grandstand closed per New York State regulations regarding COVID-19.

All race teams and divisions are welcome. Pit gates will open at 4 p.m. Cars will hit the track at 6 p.m. with four hours of track time scheduled for the all-new clay surface on the half-mile track.

Pit admission is $20 for Fonda Speedway members and $25 for non-members.

Competitors are required to wear masks for entry into the facility while demonstrating social distancing.

A limited food and beverage menu will be available at the pit concession stand.

Further announcements regarding an updated 2020 schedule will be posted as decisions are made.

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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