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Tradition Since 1955: Petty, Pearson, Johnson Among ‘Fonda 200’ Pioneers

Written by Andrew Reigel

FONDA, NYSome things never change.

Fonda Speedway – one of the most historic 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 the Village of Fonda 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.

Friesen is the defending champion of the ‘Fonda 200’ having won the last two editions.

Single event winners include David Pearson, Bill Wimble, Harry Peek, Junior Johnson, Kenny Brightbill, Kenny Tremont, Lou Lazzaro, Mike Romano and Steve Danish.

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 Halmar International ‘Elite’ Series $25,000 championship battle and River Valley Builders $15,000 North Region title fight.

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

Advance weekend tickets, pit passes and golf cart/ATV pits are on sale now via the following link: https://www.thefondaspeedway.com/fonda-200/

Campsite holders from 2021 have first right of refusal to renew their spots. An e-mail has gone out to all ’21 campsite holders. All remaining spots will be open to the public by August 22. If you camped at the Fonda 200 last year and did not receive an e-mail, contact Angela Hanson at fondaspeedwayangela@gmail.com or call 518.915.4395.

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.

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


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

 

53,000 Reasons: Schedule Released, Tickets on Sale for Sept. 15-17 Fonda 200 Weekend

Written by Chris Moore

FONDA, NY – 53,000 reasons.

The largest winner’s share in Northeast Modified racing $53,000 will be paid out at the legendary Fonda Speedway when the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco invades for the ‘Fonda 200’ weekend Thursday-Saturday Sept. 15-17.

Advance three-day tickets, pit passes and golf cart/ATV permits are on sale now.

The ‘Fonda 200’ returns to the Track of Champions with more money on the line than ever before.

The 2022 edition serves as Round No. 4 of the Halmar International ‘Elite’ Series for the STSS, a six-race series paying the champion a whopping $25,000. It also represents Round No. 9 of the River Valley Builders North Region, which rewards the champion $15,000 for their efforts.

Three days of racing are on tap for the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

The action starts on Thursday (Sept. 15) with the Sunoco 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, along with Open Practice for all other divisions participating during the weekend.

On Friday (Sept. 16) the STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds take part in 15-lap Qualifying Races for Saturday’s main event.

Joining Modified Qualifying Races will be the CRSA Sprint Cars, the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, Stone Motorsports/Online Performance Street Stocks ($500 to win, $300 for second, $200 for third) and Fonda Fair Four Cylinders.

Friday night’s racing action will be followed by a post-race party with LIVE music in the Entertainment Building on the fairgrounds.

All roads lead to the main event on Saturday, September 17. 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.

Camper staging is set to begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday (Sept. 15) with parking being coordinated by Fonda Speedway staff.

Advanced weekend tickets are on sale at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-weekend-ticket-sales-covered-grandstand-2022-fonda-200-tickets-396482879967

Advanced pit sales for Fonda Speedway Members and Non-Members are available at: fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/advanced-weekend-pit-pass-sales—2022-fonda-200/

All golf cart and ATV permits can be purchased at: fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/fonda-200-golf-cartatv-permit-2022/

ALL golf carts and ATVs to be used for the weekend must have a permit.

Campsite holders from 2021 have first right of refusal to renew their spots. An e-mail has gone out to all ’21 campsite holders. All remaining spots will be open to the public by August 22. If you camped at the Fonda 200 last year and did not receive an e-mail, contact Angela Hanson at fondaspeedwayangela@gmail.com or call 518.915.4395.

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.

 

Fonda 200 Schedule of Events: September 15-17, 2022

Thursday, September 15 – Sunoco 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
Algonkin Motel Pro Stock Practice
‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ Modified Hot Laps – Participating Modifieds Only
Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman Hot Laps – Participating Limiteds Only
Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman Practice
Sunoco Modified Practice
Street Stock Practice
Four Cylinder Practice
CRSA Sprint Car Practice

7 p.m. – National Anthem – Opening Ceremonies

Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman (6 laps)
‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ Sunoco Modified Heat Races (8 laps)

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

Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman Consolation (if needed, 8 laps)
‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ Sunoco Modified Consolation (if needed, 8 laps)

TRACK PREP/BRIEF BREAK

Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman Feature (20 laps)
‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ Sunoco Modified Feature (33 laps)

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

 

Friday, September 16 – Sunoco Short Track Super Series Modified Qualifying Races plus CRSA Sprint Cars, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, Stone Motorsports/Online Performance Street Stocks & Fonda Fair Four Cylinders

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

4 p.m. – Gates Open

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

6 p.m. – CRSA Sprint Car Engine Heat followed by Hot Laps
Algonkin Motel Pro Stock Hot Laps
CRSA Sprint Car Hot Laps
Sunoco STSS Modified Hot Laps
Street Stock Hot Laps
Four Cylinder Hot Laps

7 p.m. – Racing
Algonkin Motel 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 in that order)

Algonkin Motel Pro Stock Feature (25 laps)

BRIEF BREAK – TRACK PREP IF NECESSARY

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)

CRSA Sprint Car Feature (20 laps)
Stone Motorsports/Online Performance Street Stock Feature (20 laps – $500 minimum to win!)

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


Saturday, September 17 – 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 (12 laps)

Swagger Factory Apparel 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!)

 

Sunday, September 18 – Fonda 200 Rain Date

RECOVERY SPORTS GRILL PRESENTS MODIFIED TWIN 20’S THIS SATURDAY, JULY 23 AT FONDA

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – This Saturday, July 23 the Recovery Sports Grill will present Twin 20’s for the Sunoco Modifieds paying $1,500 to win each! Also, in competition on Saturday will be the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman, the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, and the Fonda Fair Four Cylinders. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. and racing at 7:00 p.m.

So far in 2022 there have been 14 events run in the Sunoco Modified division with six different drivers winning those races. Leading the way with five wins so far this season is Matt DeLorenzo followed by Stewart Friesen with four; Craig Hanson with two; Danny Varin, Dave Constantino, and Brian Gleason who all have one win apiece with Gleason’s win the first of his career in the division. DeLorenzo is the current point leader going into this week’s events.

There have also been 14 events held in the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman with current point leader and defending Track Champion Chad Edwards leading the way with six event wins. Following behind Edwards is Cody Clark with three wins; Payton Talbot with two wins; Brian Calabrese, Mark Mortensen, and Rocky Warner all with one win apiece. So far in 2022 there have been no first career winners in the division.

Current point leader Zach Dufel leads the way in the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman division with four victories followed by Kyle Dingman with three; Connor Prokop with two; Lance Hill, Josh Kane, Harold Robitaille, and Bob Rowback all with one win apiece. In summary there have been seven different winners in a total of 13 events.

The Algonkin Motel Pro Stock division has run a total of 13 events so far in 2022 with four different drivers winning those events. Leading the way in both feature wins and current points in Nick Stone with nine total wins followed by Beau Ballard with two victories, one being the prestigious Hondo Classic, Luke Horning and Jason Morrison with one win apiece with Morrison’s victory the first of his career in the division.

There have been no big surprises in the Fonda Fair Four Cylinder division as both Ken and Kerrie Hollenback have dominated the division again in 2022. Ken leads the SOHC class with 12 victories with the only other winner in the class being Todd Morey who scored his first career win back on July 2.

The Fonda Fair Four Cylinder DOHC class has seen a little more competition with Kerrie leading the way with nine feature wins while John Napoli has three wins and Dale VanAllen has one win which was the first of his career in the division. Ken is the current point leader in the SOHC class while Kerrie leads the way in the DOHC.

THE FONDA SPEEDWAY KID’S CLUB TO CELEBRATE “CHRISTMAS IN JULY”

The Fonda Speedway Kid’s Club will be celebrating “Christmas in July” this Saturday, July 23 so be sure to see Ashley Abeling and sign up your child for the prizes and giveaways so that they don’t miss out! There will be some special donated “stuffed” stockings thanks to the work of Debora Ward and Jann Ivancic-McGaffin! So be sure to get a jump start on Christmas and celebrate the holiday early as many people do with a special “Christmas in July”!

A SPECIAL MIDWEEK EVENT

Thursday July 28th!!!!! Fonda Speedway/NASCAR Night at Amsterdam Mohawks!!!!! The Mohawks are currently 33-4 and have won 13 straight games!!!! They also claimed their 9th straight PGCBL East Division Title!!!!!

1/2 Price Admission for Any Fan Wearing Their Favorite Racing Hat or Shirt

This will be an exciting night of baseball and a great opportunity to meet and greet some of your favorite Fonda Speedway drivers!!!!

Come see Fonda Speedway drivers Cousin Luke, Tanner Warner, Troy Zilles, The Matt DeLorenzo Fan Page, Harry Shaffer, Zach Dufel, Shaffer Racing Team, Stephen Gray, and Chad Edwards!!!! Troy Zilles, Cousin Luke, and the Shaffer Racing Team will have their race cars on display along with the Fonda Speedway Pace Truck!!!!

Special THANK YOU to the Amsterdam Mohawks for their continued partnership with Fonda Speedway!!!!!! AmsterdamMohawks.com

It’s 𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗘 𝗪𝗘𝗘𝗞 at Fonda Speedway. Recovery Sports Grill presents the action at the Track of Champions THIS SATURDAY, JULY 23.

Sunoco Modified Twin 20s – $1,500 to win each!

Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman

Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks

Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman

Fonda Fair Four Cylinders

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

Adult Admission: $11 – Seniors (ages 65 and over): $9 – Kids 11 and under FREE

Drive-In: $60 (up to four passes). Link: http://fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/recovery-sports…/

Pit Admission: $35 (non-member) – $30 (Fonda member) – $10 Kids (ages 6-12) – $2 Children 5 and under

If you are a race fan that gets to the track early, be sure to check out the Fonda Speedway Museum & Hall of Fame which is located on the Fonda Fairgrounds at the rear of the parking area going down towards turn four. The museum is open from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on race days and admission is 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.

Swagger Factory Apparel Black Flag Challenge Information

FONDA, NY – The 1st Annual Swagger Factory Apparel Black Flag Challenge brings excitement and bonuses to Crate 602 Sportsman drivers with perfect attendance during the 2022 season, this Saturday, July 9.

QUICK FACTS:

17 Cars to Compete: 16 Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman drivers with perfect attendance, plus last week’s Montgomery County Office for the Aging Limited Sportsman winner, Connor Prokop.
4 Rounds: Rounds are 4 laps, with four drivers being eliminated after each round.  Five drivers will be eliminated after the first round. The first round will be handicapped by Fonda Speedway Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 championship points.  The Limited Sportsman winner from the previous week will start last.  If any driver brings out a yellow flag, that driver will be black flagged.  After every round the remaining cars will stop at the flag stand and the leader will draw an invert number for the next round.
DRIVERS: 
Chad Edwards 10%
Payton Talbot 14t
Cody Clark 4
Chip Constantino 63
Mark Mortensen 1m 74
Troy Palmer 17
Tanner Warner 3 97
Troy Zilles 14z 97
Brett Mortensen 1b
Clayton DuMond 314
Jason Reome 27
Brendan Gibbons b24
Greg Havlichek 15
Carter Gibbons 427
Jeremy Tyrrell 14J
Harry Shaffer 1H
Connor Prokop 12P
Payouts: 
Round 1 Winner $100 sponsored by Racin Rhino Karting And Parts
Eliminated Drivers(5) $50
Round 1 Payout- $350
Round 2 Winner $150 sponsored by Chris Abele
Eliminated Drivers(4) $75 sponsored by Carole and Alton Palmer worth $300
Round 2 Payout- $450
Round 3 Winner $200 sponsored by BC Repair/Brian Calabrese
Eliminated Drivers(4) $100
Round 3 Payout- $600
Final Four:
Winner- $500
2nd-$200
3rd-$150 sponsored by Auspelmyer Excavating & Paving LLC
4th-$100
Final Payout- $950
TOTAL PAYOUT- $2,350
Bonus Money:
BDRspeed.com Hard Charger $200 to the driver who passes the most cars in the challenge through all 4 Rounds.
BDRspeed.com $100 Gift Certificate to the first or worst damaged car in the challenge event.
Elmo’s Speed & Supply $100 Gift Certificates to the last place driver in each segment.
Elmo’s Speed & Supply $100 Gift Certificate to the overall winner of the challenge event.
Online Performance Parts $200 to the overall winner of the challenge.
BC Repair/Brian Calabrese $100 Highest Finishing Driver Without A Feature Win In 2022
33 Race Products LLC $50 to the 3rd driver eliminated in the first three rounds of the challenge
Thomas Coughlin $100 Fastest Lap In The Challenge
The Black Flag Lady/Bonnie Reuss $25 7th Place Finisher in the Challenge
The Black Flag Lady/Bonnie Reuss $25 8th Place Finisher in the Challenge
Zach Dufel 3rd Place Final Round will receive an exclusive invite to the STSS Fantasy Football League a $150 Value.
MPR Racing/Martin Prokop Racing $300 Total
2nd Place Driver in each round will receive $75
All drivers with perfect attendance will be put in a drawing for a Swagger Factory Apparel drivers’ suit valued at $999.
All regular divisions will be in action on Saturday, July 9 at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, Sampson Motorcar presents “Fan Appreciation Night” with a $5 grandstand admission price!  

Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. and racing at 7:00 p.m.

Thanks to a partnership with the Village of Fonda, there will also be a Massive Fireworks Display between 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.!

The Fonda Speedway Kids Club will have Potluck prizes on Saturday, July 9 including gift certificates, t-shirts, race car panels, and more!

Monsters on the Mohawk Set for Wednesday Night!

The Monster Truck Racing League returns tonight for their second and final night at #thetrackofchampions!
All Tuesday attendees: return on Wednesday with wristband on for free admission. Thank you for braving the elements!
Advance sale ticket holders: check in at Gate 2.

Tickets are available at the gate.
$25 – Adults
$15 – Kids (ages 3-12)
Children 2 and under FREE
 
Event Parking: $5
Gates Open: 5:30 p.m.
Pit Party: 6-7 p.m.
Showtime: 7:30 p.m.

TUESDAY NIGHT MONSTERS ON THE MOHAWK IS A GO!

Tonight’s Monsters on the Mohawk is a GO!
The event is rain or shine and we have the benefit of a covered grandstand. In the event that you have a Tuesday ticket and do not want to brave the elements, we will honor Tuesday tickets on Wednesday night.
Advance sale ticket holders: check in at Gate 2.
Tickets are available at the gate.
$25 – Adults
$15 – Kids (ages 3-12)
Children 2 and under FREE
Gates Open: 5:30 p.m. – Pit Party: 6-7 p.m.
Showtime: 7:30 p.m.
See you tonight!

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.

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