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Fonda Speedway 2020 Season Opener Will Have to Wait Until May

FONDA, NY – The 2020 season at Fonda Speedway will have to wait until May.

Following a virtual Fonda Fair Board meeting, held via Conference Call on Wednesday evening, it was announced no activities would take place on the fairgrounds during the month of April – including auto racing – to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

As a result, the 2020 Season Opener at the Track of Champions will be postponed until Saturday, May 2.

The season had been slated to kick-start on April 11 with Open Practice, followed by back-to-back racing events on April 18 and 25.

As stated previously by the BD Motorsports Media LLC management team, this is an unprecedented and constantly changing situation. Make-up dates will be scheduled as needed with the full support of the Fonda Fair Board.

“We need to let this whole situation play out,” speedway promoter Brett Deyo said. “Once we get the ‘green light’ to go racing, we will make schedule adjustments to ensure our season pass holders, marketing partners, fans and competitors are able to enjoy the ‘Track of Champions’ as frequently as possible.

“No one is more anxious to go racing then us (the Fonda promotional group). We made a $65,000-plus investment in the new surface. We can’t wait to put race cars on it and see the results.”

Keep posted to the speedway website and social media channels for further information.

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 Race Car Show at ViaPort Rotterdam Canceled

FONDA, NY – The 2020 Fonda Speedway Race Car Show to be held at the ViaPort Rotterdam March 27-29 has been canceled due to the current regulations in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Fonda Speedway management team was set to host its first-ever ‘Fonda Race Car Show’ at the mall and the response had been overwhelming. At the time of the cancelation, some 91 vehicles had filed an entry to be part of the pre-season event.

“Unfortunately, with the regulations in place as we all combat COVID-19, we’ve had to cancel the event,” Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo said. “We’d like to thank all our registrants and the management of the ViaPort Rotterdam for all their support. We look forward to another opportunity to present a show in 2021.”

Fonda Speedway management will continue to monitor national and local regulations, providing updates as needed. The season is scheduled to open on April 11 with the first practice session on the all-new clay surface.

“We will announce any schedule adjustments as we get closer to the season,” Deyo added. “We have full support of the Fonda Fair Board for make-up events, if-needed. Our main concern now is keeping our racing community healthy.”

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 Race Car Show March 27-29 Canceled By COVID-19

After discussion with the ViaPort Rotterdam, Fonda Speedway management has announced the cancelation of the Fonda Speedway Race Car Show March 27-29 in accordance with guidelines instituted by Governor Cuomo. We wish the Fonda racing family only the best as we all combat COVID-19. We hope if we all do our part to fight this pandemic, we can return to what we love sooner rather than later. Keep posted to our social media and website for further updates.

“One Free Friday” Makes for Unprecedented Championship Weekend at Fonda Speedway Aug. 14-15

FONDA, NY – It’s only appropriate the ‘Track of Champions’ should host a larger-than-life Championship Weekend.

Now, it’s got one.

The BD Motorsports Media LLC Fonda Speedway management team has announced a huge two-day weekend in August to bring down the curtain on the ‘regular season’ at the half-mile track.

An unprecedented “FREE Friday” will take place on FRIDAY, Aug. 14 at the speedway. This event offers TOTALLY FREE grandstand admission, with the Sunoco Modifieds racing for $4,000 to win, Swagger Factory Apparel in a $2,000-to-win program and the traveling CRSA Sprint Cars on the docket.

Once again, this event is TOTALLY FREE to attend for fans.

While this will not be a track points event, drivers will accrue points toward the American Racer Cup presented by Sunoco Race Fuels overall, regional and track battles. Modifieds and Sportsman will draw for their starting positions for this event.

“We are thrilled to offer fans a totally free Friday event,” Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo said. “We are very appreciative of the fan support we have received at Fonda. This season we have a Dollar Night (May 9), two $5 nights (June 6 and Aug. 1) and now a completely FREE Friday night.”

The “FREE Friday” will be the first of two racing events at Fonda that weekend.

On Saturday (Aug. 15), season champions will be decided in all of Fonda’s divisions: the 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 and the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds.

Benjamin Moore Paints is the Saturday program presenting sponsor.

The Saturday event offers the typical $11 Grandstand Admission for Adults, meaning fans could see two complete shows for just 11 bucks on Championship Weekend!

Of course, overnight camping will be available on the fairgrounds for these two days of racing.

The entire ’20 schedule has been posted on the Fonda Speedway website at: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/2020-schedule-of-events/

Season passes for both the grandstand and pit areas and pit licenses are on sale. Access the forms at the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/forms/

The unofficial kickoff to the Fonda Speedway 2020 season takes place at the Via Port Rotterdam March 27-29 with the Fonda Speedway Race Car Show during mall hours.

The resurfaced Fonda oval will see its first on-track action on Saturday, April 11 with an open practice session. Gates open at 2 p.m. with rounds of practice beginning at 4 p.m.

The official Season Opener is planned for Saturday, April 18 featuring the Sunoco Modifieds, Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks and Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks kick-starting their points season.

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.

Affordable $11 Weekly Admission Returns plus ‘Dollar Night’ and Two ‘$5 Nights’ at Fonda Speedway

FONDA, NY – An affordable night of entertainment.

That remains the focus for management of Fonda Speedway as the 2020 race season approaches on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds track.

The BD Motorsports Media-led management team has announced the return of $11 Adult grandstand admission for standard weekly events during the ’20 campaign at the Track of Champions. Seniors (ages 65 and up) pay $9. Kids 11 and under are FREE.

“We were very pleased with the resurgence of fans last year at the speedway,” Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo said. “We saw some impressive numbers all year long and that was evident through our 50/50 winning shares. This season we want to continue our growth by giving families a night out at a reasonable price.”

Parks Companies has teamed up to present a HUGE $11 program on April 25 at Fonda. Sunoco Modifieds will race for an $8,000 top prize and fans will see no increase in admission!

After a massive fan turnout last season, the ‘Dollar Night’ is back on the Fonda schedule for May 9. This event features $1, yes $1, grandstand admission for a complete program including the Sunoco Modifieds. In ’19, more than 4,000 race fans turned out for the ‘Dollar Night’ promotion.

New for the ’20 season are two events offering $5 grandstand admission.

The first $5 Night is presented by Bob Hilbert Sportswear on June 6. The event will include the popular Hondo Classic for the Pro Stock division, a pre-race Fan Meet and Greet and NYSCCA Safety Awards. Fans will see a complete night of stock car racing for just $5.

A second $5 program takes place on Aug. 1 with a Sunoco Modified-headlined show that includes all weekly classes and the Four Cylinder Cruisers.

Select special events on the schedule do offer admission increases. The entire ’20 schedule has been posted on the Fonda Speedway website at: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/2020-schedule-of-events/

Season passes for both the grandstand and pit areas and pit licenses are on sale. Access the forms at the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/forms/

The unofficial kickoff to the Fonda Speedway 2020 season takes place at the Via Port Rotterdam March 27-29 with the Fonda Speedway Race Car Show during mall hours.

The resurfaced Fonda oval will see its first on-track action on Saturday, April 11 with an open practice session. Gates open at 2 p.m. with rounds of practice beginning at 4 p.m.

The official Season Opener is planned for Saturday, April 18 featuring the Sunoco Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks kick-starting their points season.

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.

Pro Stock Priority: $800 Weekly Winner’s Share, Special Events, Tire Giveaways Planned for 2020

FONDA, NY – The full-fender Pro Stock division at Fonda Speedway pleases the crowd at the half-mile track week-after-week.

In 2020, the division’s drivers will be rewarded even more for their efforts. Through the assistance of a weekly Fonda fan who would like to remain anonymous, the Pro Stocks compete for an increased $800 to win every week at the Track of Champions. This move means Fonda Speedway is now the highest-paying Pro Stock venue across the Northeastern United States and Canada.

“We hosted the ‘Best of 8’ Series last year and paid extra money on those nights,” Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo said. “With the help of one of our loyal fans, we will bump the winner’s share up to $800 every single night. We offered some funds on behalf of the speedway to join our sponsor making sure it could happen every Saturday.”

The total pay structure on a weekly basis for 2020 has climbed to $800 for the winner, $400 for second, $100 for 10th and $75 to take the green for a sum of $3,375.

The complete payout can be found on the Fonda Speedway website at the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/2020ProStockPayStructure.pdf

In addition to the bump in pay, a number special events have been added to the calendar for the Pro Stock racers.

$1,000-to-win events have been scheduled for May 2, July 11 and Sept. 18.

On July 4, the Pro Stock contingent will battle for a huge $1,776 top prize in the ‘Red, White and Blue’ special to celebrate our nation’s independence.

The traditional Hondo Classic race – featuring a plethora of bonuses and special awards – takes place on June 6. Twin 15-lap features are planned on Aug. 8.

American Racer, through distributor Lias Tire, returns with their giveaway program for the ’20 season. Twelve free tire certificates will be handed out to Fonda Pro Stock competitors through random drawings.

‘Cousin Luke’ Horning is the defending Pro Stock champion at Fonda. He received $1,500 for his efforts at the December Awards Banquet.

The unofficial kickoff to the Fonda Speedway 2020 season takes place at the Via Port Rotterdam March 27-29 with the Fonda Speedway Race Car Show during mall hours.

The resurfaced Fonda oval will see its first on-track action on Saturday, April 11 with an open practice session. Gates open at 2 p.m. with rounds of practice beginning at 4 p.m.

The official Season Opener is planned for Saturday, April 18 featuring the Sunoco Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks kick-starting their points season.

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.

Mirabito Forms Partnership with Fonda Speedway for 2020

FONDA, NY – A pair of industry leaders have joined forces for the 2020 season.

Mirabito, the leading energy products supplier for families and businesses throughout upstate New York, Pennsylvania, western Massachusetts, Vermont, and Connecticut, has entered into a marketing partnership with Fonda Speedway, the historic half-mile oval on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds hosting weekly auto racing since 1953.

The Mirabito brand will be prevalent at the ‘Track of Champions’ this race season through a full-year partnership.

Mirabito’s presence will include a 10- by 30-foot billboard along the ‘Mighty Mohawk’ on the resurfaced clay oval’s backstretch.

Race fans and competitors will benefit from $1,000 worth of complimentary Mirabito gift cards distributed via giveaways at the speedway throughout the season.

“We are very pleased to have the Mirabito brand associated with Fonda Speedway,” Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC. “Mirabito is a company with a strong history which goes hand-in-hand with the Saturday tradition of auto racing at Fonda.”

Speedway general manager Jamie Page echoed that statement.

“We’re proud to be associated with Mirabito,” he said. “The name is well-known in the area and brings added credibility to our program.”

Since 1927, Mirabito has been family owned and operated. Mirabito Energy Products offers heating oil, propane, natural gas, coal, gasoline, diesel fuels and kerosene. They also offer a complete line of home heating equipment, installation and service.

In addition to being an energy provider, Mirabito owns and operates 109 convenience stores throughout Central New York, making Mirabito a convenient stop for customers and one of the largest convenience store chains in Central New York.

To learn more, visit www.mirabito.com.

The unofficial kickoff to the Fonda Speedway 2020 season takes place at the Via Port Rotterdam March 27-29 with the Fonda Speedway Race Car Show during mall hours.

The resurfaced Fonda oval will see its first on-track action on Saturday, April 11 with an open practice session. Gates open at 2 p.m. with rounds of practice beginning at 4 p.m.

The official Season Opener is planned for Saturday, April 18 featuring the Sunoco Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks kick-starting their points season.

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.

Fuccillo Automotive Group Continues “Huge” Partnership with Fonda Speedway

FONDA, NY – Fuccillo Automotive Group will continue its “huge” partnership with Fonda Speedway during the 2020 season.

For the second consecutive year, Fuccillo Automotive Group joins forces with the Fonda Speedway management team for a multi-faceted marketing agreement at the legendary Montgomery County Fairgrounds facility.

Victory Lane at the hallowed ‘Track of Champions’ is a destination racers aspire to reach. Again this season, checkerboard square will carry even more meaning.

Fuccillo Automotive Group has signed on to present Victory Lane for the ‘20 season in memory of their longtime employee and avid race fan Mike Cole of Canajoharie, who worked at the Fuccillo Nelliston location. Mr. Cole passed away prior to the ’19 season.

The Wednesday, July 1 ‘Firecracker 50’ at the Track of Champions will again carry primary sponsorship from Fuccillo Automotive Group. The event offers $10,000 to win for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modifieds plus lap money and other bonuses. The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman are also on the docket receiving a $2,000 top prize.

The ‘Firecracker’ went down as the race of the entire season for many fans last summer, as Stewart Friesen rebounded from a flat tire to pass Matt Sheppard on the final turn of the final circuit of the 50-lap affair. Sparks flew as the pair raced toward starter Joe Kriss’ Sunoco checkered flags.

Tim Hartman Jr. utilized his win in the accompanying Crate 602 Sportsman 25-lap main as a springboard to the STSS North Region championship.

The Fuccillo Automotive Group ‘Firecracker 50’ will be recorded for national broadcast on MAV-TV Motorsports Network, available to more than 35 million households across the country. Last year’s broadcast drew nationwide exposure for the speedway.

There’s more! Fuccillo Automotive Group will provide Fonda Speedway with an official pace truck for the ’20 season.

Fuccillo Automotive Group boasts 28 locations in New York State and Florida with brands including Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Hyundai, Jeep, KIA, Lincoln, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Nissan, RAM, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen. To learn more, visit www.fuccillo.com.

The unofficial kickoff to the Fonda Speedway 2020 season takes place at the Via Port Rotterdam March 27-29 with the Fonda Speedway Race Car Show during mall hours.

The resurfaced Fonda oval will see its first on-track action on Saturday, April 11 with an open practice session. Gates open at 2 p.m. with rounds of practice beginning at 4 p.m.

The official Season Opener is planned for Saturday, April 18 featuring the Sunoco Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks kick-starting their points season.

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 Race Car Show Set for Via Port Rotterdam March 27-29

FONDA, NY – Annually, the pre-season car show at Via Port Rotterdam serves as a kickoff to race season at Fonda Speedway.

This year, the BD Motorsports Media LLC management team of the Track of Champions will present the Fonda Speedway Race Car Show Friday-Sunday March 27-29.

Fonda Speedway staff will be on hand to distribute 2020 race schedules and will have season passes, memberships and brand-new speedway apparel from Bob Hilbert Sportswear on sale.

Race cars of all varieties are welcome to attend the show. Registration is now open. Space is limited. To register, contact Angela Hanson by e-mail at fondaspeedwayangela@gmail.com. Be sure to include name, car number, division or type of racecar and phone number. Put Car Show in the subject line.

Move-in for the show takes place on Thursday night, March 26 after mall hours. Move-out takes place on Sunday, March 27.

Fonda Speedway regulars attending the show will receive a complimentary pit pass for a Saturday night show at the speedway. There will also be drawings for three American Racer Tires and a 54-gallon drum of Sunoco Race Fuels.

Via Port Rotterdam is located at 93 W Campbell Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306 and can be found on the web at www.viaportrotterdam.com.

Complete show guidelines will be released in the coming days.

Fonda Speedway will also be represented with a display at the Syracuse Motorsports Expo at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday-Sunday March 14-15.

On-track action on the newly resurfaced half-mile oval gets underway on Saturday, April 11 with an Open Practice session. One week later – on April 18 – the first official green flag flies with the Sunoco Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks in competition.

The complete 2020 Fonda Speedway schedule is online at the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/2020-schedule-of-events.

Since 1953, the ‘Track of Champions’ Fonda Speedway has hosted the best in stock car racing. Now under the management of BD Motorsports Media LLC, the speedway will operate weekly on Saturday nights from April through August plus several special events. Fonda Speedway is located on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds off New York State Thruway Exit No. 28 at 21 S. Bridge Street Fonda, NY 12068.

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/thefondaspdwy or follow on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

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