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FONDA SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS 7/2/2022

DATE – SATURDAY, JULY 2 FERRIS MOWERS PRESENTS THE F.X. CAPRARA CAR COMPANIES THUNDER ON THE THRUWAY SERIES

THUNDER ON THE THRUWAY SERIES SUNOCO MODIFIED FEATURE – 30-laps – $4,000 to win – MATT DELORENZO, Mike Mahaney, Ronnie Johnson, Rocky Warner, Alex Yankowski, David Schilling, Craig Hanson, Pep Corradi, Bobby Varin, Ryan Odasz, Jessica Friesen, Demetrious Drellos, Dave Constantino, Jack Lehner, Tucker O’Connor, Chris Curtis, JaMike Sowle, Brian Gleason, Scott Huber, Darwin Greene, Kyle Coffey, Neil Stratton, Roger Henion Jr., Rich Christman, Nick Heywood, Randy Green, Ray Zemken, Justin Wright, JR Hurlburt, Frank Cozze, Jim Introne Jr., Aaron Jacobs

4th win of 2022 and the 41st of his career in the division at Fonda for DeLorenzo

LAP LEADERS – 1-8 Mahaney, 9-30 DeLorenzo

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Schilling, Mahaney, Sowle

THUNDER ON THE THRUWAY SERIES SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25-laps – $1,500 to win – CODY CLARK, Chad Edwards, Payton Talbot, Chip Constantino, Mark Mortensen, Troy Zilles, Jason Reome, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Stephen Gray, Tanner Warner, Joe Toth, Kevin Chaffee, Brendan Gibbons, Troy Palmer, Cory White, Brett Mortensen, Jason Greco, Thomas Sherby, Carter Gibbons, Greg Havlichek, Harry Shaffer, Jeremy Tyrrell, Jeremy Slosek, Griffen Mansmith, Peter Lorenzo, Jim Avery, Steve Davis, Michael Wagner-Fitzgerald, Tim Dwyer, Clayton DuMond, Kevin Ward

3rd win of 2022 and the 16th of his career in the division at Fonda for Clark

LAP LEADERS – 1-10 Reome, 11-25 Clark

HEAT RACE WINNERS – DuMond, Clark, Reome

GRECO’S NAPA HARD CHARGER AWARD – Palmer 13 positions 27th to 14th

THUNDER ON THE THRUWAY SERIES ALGONKIN MOTEL PRO STOCK FEATURE – 20-laps – $1,000 to win – NICK STONE, Chuck Dumblewski, Beau Ballard, Luke Horning, Jason Morrison, Josh Coonradt, Kenny Gates, AJ Walters, Shane Playford, Randy Cosselman, Caden Dumblewski, Gary Silkey, Billy Hillman, Ken Griffen, Don Collins, Ivan Joslin, Dan Krajewski, John Holmes (DNS)

9th win of 2022 and the 68th of his career in the division at Fonda for Stone

$100 bonus for finishing positions 2-11 from the Man with the Red Chair

LAP LEADERS – 1-7 Joslin, 8-18 Chuck Dumblewski, 19-20 Stone

HEAT RACE WINNERS – $50 bonus to each heat race winner from RCK Motorsports – Stone, Ballard

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING INC. LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 15-laps – CONNOR PROKOP, Zach Dufel, Michael Kalkbrenner, Lance Hill, Walter Cook, Kyle Dingman, Mark Lighthall, Ryan Sweet, Matt Perry, Harold Robitaille, John Anderson, Bob Rowback, AJ Greco, Frank Twing Jr., Wesley Sutliff, Nate Bedell, Gus Kamburelis (DNS)

2nd win of 2022 and the 2nd of his career in the division at Fonda for Prokop

LAP LEADERS – 1-11 Kalkbrenner, 12-15 Prokop

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Cook, Dufel

FONDA FAIR FOUR CYLINDER FEATURE – 12-laps – KERRIE HOLLENBACK (DOHC), Justin Ramsey, Corey Valade, TODD MOREY (SOHC), TJ Marlitt, David Peek-Britten, Christopher Jennings Sr., Josh Ramsey, Wayne Russell Jr, Ken Hollenback, Dale VanAllen, Kyle Lanfear, Lee Horning, Olivia Swinton, John Napoli, Zach McSpirit (DNS)

1st career win in the division for Morey (SOHC)

7th win of 2022 and the 29th of his career in the division for Kerrie Hollenback

$50 to each winner in the division (Morey SOHC & Kerrie Hollenback DOHC) from Upstate Auto

LAP LEADERS – 1-3 Peek-Britten, 4 Ken Hollenback, 5-12 Kerrie Hollenback

MOHAWK VALLEY VINTAGE DIRT MODIFIED SERIES (MVVDMS) ANTIQUE FEATURE – JIMMY FUGEL, Don Briggs, Speedy Niedeheimer, Bryan Scofield, Jimmy Hyde, Mike Wheeler, John Wood, Dustin Shepard, Mark Reardon, Charlie Scofield, Harley Sheppard

MOHAWK VALLEY VINTAGE DIRT MODIFIED SERIES (MVVDMS) MYSTIQUE FEATURE – HARRY BALDWIN, Carl Cram, Dan Karl, George Palmer, Rich Leveque, George Berbench, Mark Anatriello

MOHAWK VALLEY VINTAGE DIRT MODIFIED SERIES (MVVDMS) LATE MODEL FEATURE – WILL REED, John Roese, Ed Docskalik, Curtis Condon

MOHAWK VALLEY VINTAGE DIRT MODIFIED SERIES (MVVDMS) SPORTSMAN FEATURE – JOE RANDO, Merv Blackwell, Dan Colvin, Brian Gray, John Constantino, Paul Billings, Malach Mathews, Larry Stokes (DNS)

MOHAWK VALLEY VINTAGE DIRT MODIFIED SERIES (MVVDMS) MODIFIED FEATURE – JACK MILLER, Randy Delaney, Jackie Brown Sr.

FONDA SPEEDWAY CELEBRATES THE INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY WITH A DOUBLEHEADER WEEKEND OF RACING THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – This Saturday and Sunday July 2nd and 3rd the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway celebrates the Independence Day holiday weekend with two races totaling $14,000 to win over the two-day stretch for the Sunoco Modified division and a total of $3,500 to win for the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman division.

On Saturday, July 2 the Fonda Speedway hosts the F.X. Caprara Car Companies Thunder on the Thruway Series, a six-race mini-series between the Fonda and Utica-Rome (N.Y.) Speedways. The Sunoco Modifieds will race 30-laps and a $4,000 payday on Saturday while the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman will compete in a 25-lap $1,500 to win feature event, and the Algonkin Pro Stocks will compete in a 20-lap $1,000 to win feature event.

The Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman and Fonda Fair Four Cylinders will also be in action along with the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series (MVVDMS) on Saturday. The Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series will be making their fourth appearance of the 2022 season at Fonda this Saturday. However, this will be a special appearance because it will be held on the same day as the 2022 Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies which will be held at the Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame & Museum at 3:00 p.m.

So not only will the MVVDMS drivers bring the past into the future with some fun and exciting racing for the fans, but the fans will also be treated to a meet and greet by the MVVDMS dedicated drivers so the fans can get an up and close look at the cars representing the many eras of our racing past at well.

The MVVDMS Car Show at the Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame & Museum will begin at 2:00 p.m. before the 2022 induction ceremonies at 3:00 p.m. The MVVDMS will have three entertaining and thrilling features that will showcase five different classes including the Antique, Mystique, Late Model, Sportsman, and Modified divisions later on during the racing program.

The events held on Saturday at Fonda will be the third event of the season in the F.X. Caprara Car Companies Thunder on the Thruway Series for the Sunoco Modifieds, the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, and the Algonkin Motel Pro Stock divisions. The two prior events held this season one at Fonda and the other at the “Home of Heroes” Utica Rome Speedway were won by Stewart Friesen and Matt Sheppard (Modified), Cody Clark and Payton Talbot (Sportsman), and Nick Stone (winning both Pro Stock feature events).

Current point standings going in to the F.X. Caprara Car Companies Thunder on the Thruway Series race at Fonda this Saturday show Ronnie Johnson leading the Modified points, Talbot leading the Sportsman points, and Stone leading the Pro Stock points.

Then on Sunday, July 3 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.” The STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds will take the stage on Sunday for a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win affair in Round No. 6 of the River Valley Builders Modified 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 the Fonda Speedway, winning all three previous renditions of the “Firecracker 50,” plus the 2021 “Fonda 200,” which fell under STSS sanctioning.

So far in 2022 four events have been held in the STSS River Valley Builders North Region for Modifieds with Matt Sheppard (Orange County, Outlaw, and Devils Bowl Speedways), and Mat Williamson (Accord Speedway) the event winners. Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard leads the River Valley Builders North Region Modified points going into the Fonda Speedway this Sunday, 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 Crate 602 Sportsman North Region paying$2,000 to win. So far in 2022 three events have been held in the STSS Precision Hydraulic & Oil North Region for the Crate 602 Sportsman with Brian Krummel (Accord Speedway), Kreg Crooker (Outlaw Speedway), and Travis Green (Bloomsburg Fair Raceway) winning those events. Cream Ridge, N.J.’s Steve Davis maintains a 39-point advantage ahead of Wallkill, N.Y.’s Travis Green while Fonda Speedway’s own Payton Talbot is currently fifth in the Sportsman point standings.

A huge fireworks display will take place as well during the Sunday racing program.

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.

Saturday, July 2 – Ferris Mowers presents the F.X. Caprara Car Companies Thunder on the Thruway Series

Sunoco Modifieds – Thunder on the Thruway Series 30 laps, $4,000 to win (draw redraw)

Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman – Thunder on the Thruway Series 25 laps, $1,500 to win

Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks – Thunder on the Thruway Series 20 laps, $1,000 to win

Plus:

Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman

Fonda Fair Four Cylinders

Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Racing Series

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

Grandstand Admission: $15 (Adults) – $13 Seniors (ages 65 and over) – Kids 11 and under FREE

Drive-In: $70 (up to four passes). Link: https://fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/july-2nd-drive-in…/

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

Sunday, July 3 – Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled by Sunoco ‘Firecracker 50’

STSS Modifieds – 50 laps, $10,000 to win, $1,000 for 10th and $500 to start

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman – 30 laps, $2,000 to win, $125 to start

*Both divisions – 25 show-up points

HUGE Fireworks Display

Gates Open: 4 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:30 p.m. – Racing: 7:15 p.m.

Grandstand Admission: $25 (Adults) – $23 (Seniors ages 65 & up) – Kids 11 and under FREE

Drive-In: $125 (up to four passes). Link: https://fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/july-3rd-drive-in…/

Pit Admission: $40 (non-member) – $35 (Fonda member) – $10 Kids (ages 6-12) – $2 Children 5 and under

Camping reservations are now being taken online with and without hook-ups.

Pricing:

Weekend Pass – Dry (no hook-ups): $85

Weekend Pass – Water/Sewer/Electric: $150

Single-Day – Dry (no hook-ups): $50 each day

Single-Day – Water/Sewer/Electric: $85 each day

Link: http://fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/advanced-weekend…/

FONDA SPEEDWAY MUSEUM TO INDUCT THE 2022 CLASS INTO THE FONDA SPEEDWAY HALL OF FAME THIS SATURDAY, JULY, 2

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – This Saturday July 2 at the Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame & Museum, the class of 2022 will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the “Track of Champions”. The ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the Fonda Speedway Museum which is located at the back of the Fairgrounds along the railroad tracks.

2022 inductees will include drivers AJ Romano, Tim Clemons, and Steve Welch along with car owner Jeff McWalker. The 6th Annual Dedication to the Fonda Speedway Museum Award will be given to Alton & Carole Palmer and the Eagles Club 3846 of Canajoharie, NY.

AJ ROMANO

AJ Romano raced motorcycles as a teenager, but after being bummed out by constant crashes and injuries in motocross, thought he should retreat to four-wheel racing. So, he followed in the footsteps of his grandfather Joe, his father Andy, and older brother Mike and began racing stock cars. Being “slighter” than either Andy or Mike according to the book Fonda, AJ required a pillow for seat padding to see over the hood of what back then was an L & R machine.

AJ took a little longer to learn his trade in stock car racing, but he was also very respectful of what he didn’t know. “Learning is so important in this sport. I can’t believe some of these newcomers today, they are arrogant,” he said in the Fonda book. “Back in 1991 when I drove for Tom Spencer, he called me Out of Control AJ.”

AJ won his first Modified feature at Fulton Speedway in 1986 when he was running the 320-Modified class, and first sat in victory lane at Fonda in the opening event of 1986 in the same division. He’s also won races at Alb­any-Saratoga, New Venture and Canandaigua speedways, and there were numerous nights at Fonda when the Romano brothers finished 1-2, including the 1999 Mohawk Valley 200, with A.J. following Mike across the finish line.

The biggest victory of AJ Romano’s career came on July 27, 1995, when he won the 75-lap $10,000.00 to win “Rumble,” an open-competition 358 version of “Thunder” at the Fonda Speedway. “It was my all-time best night,” he said that night after the win. “There were no holds barred and we won $10,000 over the likes of Brightbill, and Pauch. We didn’t get home early that night.”

After a 34-year career, A.J. Romano sat behind the wheel of his race car for the final time at Fonda Speedway’s 2015 “Mohawk Valley Weekend”. All total Romano has two career 320-Modified wins at Fonda along with one career 358-Modified win to go along with 34 Big Block Modified wins in 16 winning seasons, the first one coming on 7/4/1987 and his last win coming back on 7/14/2012.

TIM CLEMONS (Special thanks to Scott Belknap for the information on Tim Clemons)

When Tim Clemons was about ten years old, his older brother Harry started taking him to the races at Fonda. “And I just got hooked,” Tim said in an interview for Redline Magazine back in 2000. Back then one of Clemons’ racing heroes was Harry Peek who he looked up to and admired a lot. “One thing led to another, and I always said when I was a little kid that I wanted to drive a race car.”

At one point Tim’s brother Harry started sponsoring Jack Johnson so Tim would go down to Jack’s garage, hang around, and learn whatever he could. From there the sponsorship went over to Larry Dalmata’s car and Tim started working on Larry’s car pretty much full time. “When I was working on Larry’s car I would get out of school and go right to the garage,” Clemons said. “I was doing pretty much all of the maintenance on the car.”

Tim’s first time in a race car was at the Lebanon Valley Speedway in the “Race of Kings” event. “Larry’s brother Ray was getting married the day of the race, so Larry told me to take the car to the Valley and try it. Clemons ended up crashing the car but thought that he did very well. “I was keeping pace and passing cars,” Tim said. “I got out of the car, which had no front end left on it, with a smile from ear to ear. It was then I said to myself I have to have one of these.” So, Clemons fixed the wrecked car and the following year had one of his own.

After having his own car for quite a while, Clemons sold his entire operation to Tom Spencer in 1985. He had stints in different cars owned by car owners Dick Vokatis, Mike Parillo, Spencer, Mercoglan/Lombardi Racing, Harry Shaffer Sr., Mike Ketchum/Tom Spencer, Dave & Bobby Bez, and Jake Spraker.

Clemons has been back and forth between the Sportsman and Modified division a couple of times during his career. What it all boiled down to was that he loves racing and if it meant that he had to run a Sportsman car in order to race then he would. “I wanted to race so what was I to do,” he said. “I can’t afford to do it on my own, so I always took the deal that was offered to me.”

Clemons has one career win in each of the following divisions at Fonda, the 320-Modified, 358-Modified, and Big Block Modified divisions, the Big Block Modified win coming on 5/31/1997. He was also the DIRT Sportsman Track Champion at Fonda back in 1990, 1991, & 1992. He had a total of 39 victories in the DIRT Sportsman division and won the Mr. DIRT Sportsman Series title back in 2003.

As for a career highlight for Clemons he chose all of his Track Championships. “I can’t single one of them out because they don’t come that easy,” he said. “To win one of them is doing something but to win four of them is definitely doing something.”

Steve Welch

Steve Welch from Wells NY competed in the Pro Stock (formerly known as Street Stock) division at The Fonda Speedway from 1991 through 2005. He collected 15 feature event wins at Fonda, the first win coming on 6/6/1998 and his last on 5/1/2004. Welch was crowned the 1999 Fonda track champion and finished runner up in points in both 1998 and 2003.

Welch raced for seven years before getting his first career win, primarily running at Fonda through those years and winning a couple of Dash for Cash events there before getting his first career checkered flag. He started his career in car #37 before he and his crew built a car which they numbered 218. When he started his racing career in the Street Stocks, he admitted that he had no clue, none at all.

“It took me a few years but after a while I started getting competitive,” Welch said in an interview I did with him back in 1998 after his first career win. “We got a lot of help from other people especially Phlan Hart who resided in the same area as I did.”

Welch’s first career win at Fonda came in a car owned by Tony Johnson who had Steve drive his car while Johnson concentrated on his successful business A. Johnson Plumbing & Heating along with his son’s Go-Kart racing career at the time. But the bulk of Welch’s wins and his track title came while driving for Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame car owner Jake Spraker.

His 1999 Pro Stock Track Championship (the first year the division was known as the Pro Stocks) was actually the second of eleven that Spraker would eventually win as a car owner at Fonda, and the only one that came in a full fendered division.

JEFF MCWALKER (Special thanks to Joe Achzet for the information on Jeff McWalker)

Dream. Set a goal. Make it happen even if the world is against you.

When you want to get one of the best drivers of his era behind the wheel of “your race car,” you find a way. You make the connections, you do the work, and you answer the door when opportunity knocks. This sums up Jeff McWalker and his time in racing.

In an era where life was different, racing was different. The quiet Ford Mechanic stood out for the wrong reasons. Jeff was African American at a time when society was divided but changing. While Wendell Scott felt the inequality in the sport and public, Jeff was undeterred in his dream.

Jeff always dreamt to put “The Shoe,” Fonda Speedway Hall of Famer Kenny Shoemaker behind the wheel of “his” car. Working as crew member on Andy Romano’s #97 he started to put the pieces together. Teaming up with a pair other future hall of famers, Tony and Lee Achzet and family, the car started to come together, Shoemaker became available, but the team was left without a heartbeat.

Enter John C. Miller’s, the garage Jeff worked at. When a customer’s Big Block powered Mercury Cougar had issues, the Ford Motor Company replaced the engine, and the original engine was left to live a life of scrap metal. Miller donated the engine to McWalker’s dream.

After disassembling the engine, Hall of Fame Mechanic Tony Achzet was able to sniff out the problem, a missing oil plug. Bolting the 427 cubic inch power plant in the Lee Achzet fabricated #81a coupe the team took to the track in May of 1970. The now quintet of Fonda Speedway Hall of Famers found their way to victory lane one month later for their only victory on June 6, 1970.

The significance of this victory? It was the last time a Ford powered modified would grace victory lane until the 90’s, 25 years later with Jack Johnson and Caprara owned FX1 Modified.

DEDICATION TO THE FONDA SPEEDWAY MUSEUM AWARD IN MEMORY OF BRUCE DOSTAL

One other award that will be handed out at the Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies this Saturday will be the 6TH Annual Dedication to the Fonda Speedway Museum Award, given in memory of Bruce Dostal who was the museum curator at the time of his passing, a position he was very dedicated to and very proud of. This year the award will go to Alton & Carole Palmer and the Eagles Club #3846 in Canajoharie, NY.

“We appreciate that you both believe in the importance of keeping the history of our sport well documented as well as its items preserved,” the Fonda Speedway Museum said regarding Alton & Carole Palmer. “To have Jack Johnson’s last driven race car on display in our museum is an amazing accomplishment which we are so very appreciative of.” Another interesting fact about Carole Palmer is the fact that she started the “Fonda Futures Kid’s Club back in 1998 along with her parents Ed & June Keyser.

“We appreciate that you have reached out to assist with the growth of the Fonda Speedway Museum,” the museum staff said about the Eagles Club #3846 in Canajoharie, NY. “As support for the museum has grown, we have been able to afford to gather the resources we need to do a good job at the museum. Thanks to your donation we were able to purchase our great new audio system. The Eagles are an amazing group of people who are known for involvement in a wide variety of community events.”

For more information about the Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame and Museum you can go to their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FondaHoFandMuseum

 

FONDA SPEEDWAY HALL OF FAME MEMBERS
1988
Rene Charland
Steve Danish
Jeep Herbert
Ken Shoemaker
Irv Taylor
 
1989
Pete Corey
Ernie Gahan
Ron Narducci, Sr.
Ed Pieniazek
Don Wayman
 
1990
Buck Holiday
Red Knoblauch
Cliff Kotary
Lou Lazzaro
Bill Wimble
 
1991
Doc Blanchard
Lee Millington
Ron Quackenbush
Paul Roberts
Ray Sitterly
 
1992
Dave Buanno
Jerry “Jereome” Emiden
Paul Marshall
Peppy Pepicelli
Andy Romano
 
1993
Dick Clark
Bruce Dostal
Jack Farquhar
George Proctor
 
1994
Ray Dalmata
Maynard Forrette
Charles Kotwica
Harry Peek
Jerry Pennock, Sr.
Jerry Townley
 
1995
Mel Austin
Clem DaBiere
Earl Maille
Nick Ronca
Tom Wilson, Jr.
 
1996
Jay Blesser
Bob Deming
Ed Fuez
Gibby Fountain
George Welch
 
1997
Lee Achzet
Tony Achzet
Jerry Barnowski
C.D. Coville
Paul Dwyer
 
2002
Fred Burrows
Shirley Muldowney
 
2010
Ken Hanson
 
2011
Joe Johnson
Lou Klim
Mike Romano
 
2012
Joe Ballomo
Artie Desarbo
JoJo Desarbo
Jack Johnson
 
2013
Hertha & Marty Beberwyk
 
2015
Ed & Betty Biittig
Andy Fusco
Jim King
Alton & Carole Palmer
Dave Lape
 
2016
Buddy Shuman
Dick Schoonover
Jim Gage Sr.
Jim Gage Jr.
Ron Compani
Ralph Compani
Seymour Hayes
Ric & Laura Lucia
Max Phillips
Dave Cruickshank
Gigi Conover
Otto Graham
Lew Boyd
Bill Fake
 
2017
Jerry Cook
Earl Mewhorter
Jim Luke
John Constantino
John Kollar
Keith Tesiero Sr.
Jim Magielda
Jake Spraker
RC Putman
Clancy Miller
Warren Roosevelt Sr.
Frank Trinkaus
Frank Blanchard
Corey White
 
2018
Don Hendenberg
Norm Moyer
Harvey Brundage
Todd Hoffman
Bob VanAernam
Bob Vedder
Bob & Karolann Grimm
Bob Siemski
Tom Spencer
Peter “Junior” Bianco
Russ Bergh
Terri Mohrman
Bob Whitbeck
Brian Hanaburgh
Ed & Betty Biittig
Ray Rogers
Peter Schwab
Jessica Lape
 
2019
Dave Camara
Danny Ody
Randy Glenski
Jack Cottrell
Dick Bennett
Bernie Myrusky
Doreen Marcucio
John Grady
Chet Hames
Laurie Fallis
Peter Lazzaro
Bobco Video
 
2020 NO INDUCTEES
 
2021
Phlan Hart
Russ Flint
David Towns
Bill King
Chris Fain
5th Annual Bruce Dostal Dedication to the Fonda Speedway Museum Award – Adam Fusco
 
2022 INDUCTEES
AJ Romano
Tim Clemons
Steve Welch
Jeff McWalker
5th Annual Bruce Dostal Dedication to the Fonda Speedway Museum Award – Alton & Carole Palmer and the Eagles Club #3846 Canajoharie, NY

 

GLEASON GETS FIRST CAREER MODIFIED WIN AT FONDA IN A NIGHT OF FIRST TIME WINNERS AT THE “TRACK OF CHAMPIONS”

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – Saturday evening at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway was a night of firsts with three first time winners in the five regular divisions that compete on a weekly basis. Brian Gleason became the 138th different driver to win in the Sunoco Modified division at Fonda in the 1407 total feature events run since 1948.

“This is a long time overdue,” Gleason told Mimi Lazzaro in F.X. Caprara Victory Lane. “I’m glad it’s over and I’m glad to finally get a win here, now we can move on to the second one. I’m very fortunate to have some great people behind me, Mike DeLorenzo is one of the best crew chiefs in the pit area and I’m thrilled to get him up here with me. It’s a great team effort and carrying the family name KJG Motorsports on the quarter panels really means a lot. Dan Bedell built me a great big block and Bicknell builds a great race car.”

Jason Morrison became the 98th different winner in the 740 total feature events held since the early eighties with his first career win in the Algonkin Motel Pro Stock division. “Nick Stone has built an awesome car,” Morrison said in victory lane after his win. “These coil cars are fantastic.”

Bob Rowback was the other first-time winner on Saturday evening in the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman division. Rowback was the 41st different winner in a total of 97 feature events run in the division since 2012. “I’ve been coming here to Fonda for 30 years,” a very emotional Rowback said in victory lane. “My family is here, my mom is here, this is a very emotional moment for me.”

Other winners on A-Verdi Storage Containers Night at the “Track of Champions” were Chad Edwards (Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman), Ken Hollenback (SOHC Fonda Fair Four Cylinders), Kerrie Hollenback (DOHC Fonda Fair Four Cylinders), and Danny Varin (Earl Halaquist Memorial Patriot Sprint Car).

As of the time this press release was written the 50/50 which was worth $2,391 has not been claimed so check your tickets if you still have them! As always thank you for a great job on a very hot night by our 50/50 girls Rose, Julie, and Heather!

Pastor Greg Nitz said the prayer during opening ceremonies while Calleigh McMahon did a great job performing the National Anthem before the nights racing action began on a very hot evening at Fonda

Jack Lehner led at the start of the 30-lap Sunoco Modified feature in the Nelson Motorsports #85 with Nick Heywood in tow after both started the event on the front row. Ronnie Johnson who was in a brand new DKM Fabrications #2RJ started the event in the fifth position and by lap four he was the new second place car behind Lehner who was a half straightaway ahead at that point.

On lap eight lap traffic came in to play allowing Johnson to close in on Lehner with Lehner using the lap car as a pick to maintain the lead for a couple more laps. On lap ten, Johnson was the new race leader with the top five at the halfway point consisting of Johnson, Lehner, Heywood, Bobby Varin, and Brian Geason who started in the eighth position.

On lap 17, Johnson held a straightaway advantage while Gleason continued his march to the front, getting by Heywood for the third position with only nine laps to go. Three late race yellow flags affected the final outcome of the race starting on lap 24 when Lehner slowed in turn one while running second.

Johnson chose the inside lane on the restart, but it was Gleason who was in the second position at the time who took over the lead at that point. “I was a little nervous on the outside on the restart,” Gleason said afterwards. “I was trying not to spin my tires. I drag raced Ronnie to the flag stand, and I said okay we’ve got something here and I was able to clear him.”

Two more caution flags flew before the completion of the event, one with four laps to go and another on the restart but each time Gleason prevailed and held the advantage over Johnson. There were two drivers who were on the move during the event, one being Danny Varn who had just won the Patriot Sprint Car race with his self-owned #01 car and Demetrious Drellos who started the event in the 26th position after problems with his car during his heat race.

Varin was up to the third position on the last restart of the event after starting in the tenth starting spot while Drellos swung around multiple cars in the final laps to gain positions into the fourth position on the final lap. Gleason went on to his first career win in the KJG Motorsports #1G over Johnson, Danny Varin, Drellos, and Bobby Varin.

“I didn’t really know where I weas running, I was just trying to pick off as many cars as I could,” Gleason said in victory lane. “When the #85 (Lehner) broke I didn’t realize that he was running second and I was third. Those yellows at the end were really killing me but I’m glad that it is over.”

Five caution flags slowed the field during the 25-lap Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman feature with Jeremy Tyrrell leading at the start of the event with Carter Gibbons second after they both started on the front row. Brett Mortensen started the event in the fifth position and made a three wide move around both Brendan Gibbons and Michael McCallion for the third position on lap three and one lap later Mortensen got by Tim Dwyer for the second spot.

Tyrrell was a half straightaway ahead at that point but that changed quickly after Troy Palmer got into Carter Gibbons and spun him out on the backstretch bringing out the caution. Palmer was put back to the rear of the field on the restart for his actions. On the restart, Tyrrell jumped the start and then slowed down suddenly on the front stretch with Tim Dwyer suddenly turning to the right causing a scary wreck when Michael McCallion went over one of Dwyer’s tires, flipped over several times, and ended up between the concrete wall and the catch fence in turn one also taking out one of the track lights and bringing out the red flag. Fortunately, McCallion was not injured in the wreck.

On this restart, Mortensen cleared Tyrrell coming out of turn two to take over the lead, holding a straightaway advantage over Tyrrell by the time the lap counter switched to lap ten. Eleventh place starter Chad Edwards took the second spot away from Tyrrell at that point, just before the caution came out for Brendan Gibbons who suffered a right front flat after contact from another car in turn two.

On two consecutive restarts, Mortensen chose the outside and maintained the lead until a caution on lap 16 slowed the field again. On this restart, Mortensen maintained the lead until turn four when Edwards got by on the inside and slid up in front of Mortensen to maintain his position. On the final restart with four laps to go, Edwards stayed out front while 15th place starter Payton Talbot got by Mortensen for second with a slide job pass with Edwards going on to his fifth win of the season followed by Talbot, Mortensen, Chip Constantino, and 18th place starter Tanner Warner.

“Brett (Mortensen) ran a perfect race, I knew that my only shot to get him was on a restart,” Edwards said in victory lane. “I knew I’d have to give him a little slide job in three and four, it stuck into turns one and two and I just got enough to get by him. From there I took his line away and that was it.”

Chuck Dumblewski led the first four laps of the Algonkin Motel Pro Stock feature after starting on the outside pole with fourth place starter Jason Morrison in second place with both running side by side for the lead on laps two and three. Dumblewski held on to the lead after the two wide action with Morrison until lap five when Morrison got by Dumblewski for the lead on the inside of turns three and four.

Ivan Joslin and Beau Ballard were the new second and third place cars on lap eleven after both were able to get by Dumblewski with eleventh place starter Nick Stone also getting by for the fourth position on the next lap. Morrison led the remaining laps and went on to his first career victory at in the division at Fonda followed in the top five by Stone who got the second spot on the final lap, Joslin, Ballard, and Dumblewski.

“These coil cars are fantastic, Morrison said after the win. “I know we’re having some ups and downs with them, but they are here to stay no doubt.”

Bob Rowback led all fifteen laps in the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman feature, surviving two yellow flags and a challenge on the final lap from Kyle Dingman for his first career win in the Yesse Did It sponsored #85R over twelfth place starter Dingman, ninth place starter Josh Kane, eight place starter Zach Dufel, and seventh place starter Mark Lighthall.

John Napoli led the first two laps of the Fonda Fair Four Cylinder feature until Ken Hollenback took control of the event on lap three and led the remaining laps for his tenth win of the season. Kerrie Hollenback was second and declared the DOHC winner with the top five at the checkered flag consisting of Napoli, Len St. Andrews, and Zach McSpirit.

Danny Varin led the last twenty-eight laps of the 30-lap Earl Halaquist Memorial event for the Patriot Sprint Cars after Matt Tanner led the first two laps of the event. The win for Varin was his third win in the Halaquist Memorial event after winning it back in 2017 and 2018.

“This win is all due to the great team we built over the winter,” Varin said in victory lane. “There are a lot of people behind the scenes including Pete Mason and 87 Speed Supply owner and car builder Ryan Linder who built this car and the rest of my crew and sponsors as well.”

Next weekend on July 2 and July 3 will be a double header weekend at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway with events on both Saturday and Sunday as we celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend!

On Saturday it will be Hall of Fame Night with the induction ceremonies starting at 3:00 p.m. at the Fonda Speedway Museum & Hall of Fame. Inductees for 2022 include drivers AJ Romano, Tim Clemons, and Steve Welch along with car owner Jeff McWalker. Also receiving the Bruce Dostal Memorial Dedication to the Fonda Speedway Museum Award will be Alton & Carole Palmer and the Canajoharie Eagles Club.

Racing on Saturday will include Thunder on the Thruway Series events for the Sunoco Modified, Swagger factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, and Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks along with all other regular divisions and the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series (MVVDMS) with racing starting at 7:00 p.m.

The Fonda Speedway Kid’s Club will also be holding their annual “Bike Night” on Saturday so any race teams or anyone else who would like to donate a bike you can bring it to Ashley Abeling at gate two at the east end of the covered grandstand.

Then on Sunday the Short Track Super Series (STSS) will present the “Firecracker 50” a 50-lap event for the Sunoco Modifieds with $10,000 going to the winner. Also in action will be the STSS Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman who will be running for a $2,000 winners share. A huge Fireworks display will close out the evening with racing beginning at 7:15 p.m.

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.

DATE – 6/25/2022 A-VERDI STORAGE CONTAINERS NIGHT

SUNOCO MODIFIED FEATURE – 30-laps – BRIAN GLEASON, Ronnie Johnson, Danny Varin, Demetrious Drellos, Bobby Varin, Pep Corradi, Matt DeLorenzo, Chris Curtis, Nick Heywood, Craig Hanson, Rich Christman, Rocky Warner, Dave Constantino, Jessica Friesen, JaMike Sowle, Tucker O’Connor, David Schilling, Brian Pessolano, Ryan Odasz, Scott Huber, Ray Zemken, Roger Henion Jr., Ed Harris, Jim Introne Jr., Jack Lehner, Bill August, Darwin Greene, Don Bellen

1st career win in the division at Fonda for Gleason

LAP LEADERS – 1-9 Lehner, 10-24 Johnson, 25-30 Gleason

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Heywood, Lehner, DeLorenzo

SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25-laps – CHAD EDWARDS, Payton Talbot, Brett Mortensen, Chip Constantino, Tanner Warner, Clayton DuMond, Jason Greco, Troy Zilles, Stephen Gray, Nick Stone, Tim Dwyer, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Cory White, Jeremy Tyrrell, Jason Reome, Tony Farone, Troy Palmer, Brendan Gibbons, Carter Gibbons, Michael McCallion, Cody Clark, Mark Mortensen, Greg Havlichek (DNS), Harry Shaffer (DNS)

5th win of 2022 and 18th of his career in the division at Fonda for Edwards who is now second on the all-time win list with 18 wins with two other drivers currently tied for first place

LAP LEADERS – 1-5 Tyrrell, 6-16 Brett Mortensen, 17-25 Edwards

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Brett Mortensen, Edwards, McCallion

GRECO’S NAPA HARD CHARGER AWARD – Talbot +13 from 15th to 2nd

ALGONKIN MOTEL PRO STOCK FEATURE – 20-laps – JASON MORRISON, Nick Stone, Ivan Joslin, Beau Ballard, Chuck Dumblewski, Kenny Gates, Jim Normoyle, Luke Horning, AJ Walters, Shane Playford, Gary Silkey, Randy Cosselman, Caden Dumblewski, John Holmes, Jeff McPhail, Don Collins, Dillon Vanston, Josh Coonradt (DNS)

1st career win in the division at Fonda for Morrison

LAP LEADERS – 1-4 Chuck Dumblewski, 5-20 Morrison

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Ballard, Chuck Dumblewski

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING INC. LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 15-laps – BOB ROWBACK, Kyle Dingman, Josh Kane, Zach Dufel, Mark Lighthall, Walter Cook, Tim Deffer, Bob Fachini, Lance Hill, Gus Kamburelis, John Anderson, Matt Perry, Harold Robitaille, Connor Prokop, Ryan Sweet, Michael Kalkbrenner, Wesley Sutliff (DQ)

1st career win in the division for Rowback

LAP LEADERS – 1-15 Rowback

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Rowback, Cook

FONDA FAIR FOUR CYLINDER FEATURE – 12-laps – KEN HOLLENBACK (SOHC), KERRIE HOLENBACK (DOHC), John Napoli, Len St. Andrews, Zach McSpirit, TJ Marlitt, Wayne Russell, Christopher Jennings Sr., David Peek-Britten

10th win of 2022 and the 78th of his career in the division for Ken Hollenback

7th win of 2022 and the 28th of his career in the division for Kerrie Hollenback

LAP LEADERS – 1-2 Napoli, 3-12 Ken Hollenback

PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR EARL HALAQUIST MEMORIAL FEATURE – 30-laps – DANNY VARIN, Matt Tanner, Paulie Colagiovanni, Josh Pieniazek, Davie Franek, Dalton Rombough, Joe Trenca, Denny Peebles, Jonathan Preston, Kyle Smith, Mike Kiser, Chad Miller, Steve Glover, Dave Axton, Chase Moran, Andrew Jacobus, Brett Wright, Tyler Emmons, Aaron Jacobus, Jordan Hutton (DNS), Jordan Thomas (DNS), Dave Dykstra (DNS), Jacob Dykstra (DNS), Jeff Trombley (DNS)

1st career Patriot Sprint Tour win at Fonda for Varin

LAP LEADERS – 1-2 Tanner, 3-30 Varin

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Tanner, Peebles, Varin

FONDA SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS 6/25/2022

DATE – 6/25/2022 A-VERDI STORAGE CONTAINERS NIGHT

SUNOCO MODIFIED FEATURE – 30-laps – BRIAN GLEASON, Ronnie Johnson, Danny Varin, Demetrious Drellos, Bobby Varin, Pep Corradi, Matt DeLorenzo, Chris Curtis, Nick Heywood, Craig Hanson, Rich Christman, Rocky Warner, Dave Constantino, Jessica Friesen, JaMike Sowle, Tucker O’Connor, David Schilling, Brian Pessolano, Ryan Odasz, Scott Huber, Ray Zemken, Roger Henion Jr., Ed Harris, Jim Introne Jr., Jack Lehner, Bill August, Darwin Greene, Don Bellen

1st career win in the division at Fonda for Gleason

LAP LEADERS – 1-9 Lehner, 10-24 Johnson, 25-30 Gleason

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Heywood, Lehner, DeLorenzo

SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25-laps – CHAD EDWARDS, Payton Talbot, Brett Mortensen, Chip Constantino, Tanner Warner, Clayton DuMond, Jason Greco, Troy Zilles, Stephen Gray, Nick Stone, Tim Dwyer, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Cory White, Jeremy Tyrrell, Jason Reome, Tony Farone, Troy Palmer, Brendan Gibbons, Carter Gibbons, Michael McCallion, Cody Clark, Mark Mortensen, Greg Havlichek (DNS), Harry Shaffer (DNS)

5th win of 2022 and 18th of his career in the division at Fonda for Edwards

LAP LEADERS – 1-5 Tyrrell, 6-16 Brett Mortensen, 17-25 Edwards

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Brett Mortensen, Edwards, McCallion

GRECO’S NAPA HARD CHARGER AWARD – Talbot +13 from 15th to 2nd

ALGONKIN MOTEL PRO STOCK FEATURE – 20-laps – JASON MORRISON, Nick Stone, Ivan Joslin, Beau Ballard, Chuck Dumblewski, Kenny Gates, Jim Normoyle, Luke Horning, AJ Walters, Shane Playford, Gary Silkey, Randy Cosselman, Caden Dumblewski, John Holmes, Jeff McPhail, Don Collins, Dillon Vanston, Josh Coonradt (DNS)

1st career win in the division at Fonda for Morrison

LAP LEADERS – 1-4 Chuck Dumblewski, 5-20 Morrison

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Ballard, Chuck Dumblewski

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING INC. LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 15-laps – BOB ROWBACK, Kyle Dingman, Josh Kane, Zach Dufel, Mark Lighthall, Walter Cook, Tim Deffer, Bob Fachini, Lance Hill, Gus Kamburelis, John Anderson, Matt Perry, Harold Robitaille, Connor Prokop, Ryan Sweet, Michael Kalkbrenner, Wesley Sutliff (DQ)

1st career win in the division for Rowback

LAP LEADERS – 1-15 Rowback

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Rowback, Cook

FONDA FAIR FOUR CYLINDER FEATURE – 12-laps – KEN HOLLENBACK (SOHC), KERRIE HOLENBACK (DOHC), John Napoli, Len St. Andrews, Zach McSpirit, TJ Marlitt, Wayne Russell, Christopher Jennings Sr., David Peek-Britten

10th win of 2022 and the 78th of his career in the division for Ken Hollenback

7th win of 2022 and the 28th of his career in the division for Kerrie Hollenback

LAP LEADERS – 1-2 Napoli, 3-12 Ken Hollenback

PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR EARL HALAQUIST MEMORIAL FEATURE – 30-laps – DANNY VARIN, Matt Tanner, Paulie Colagiovanni, Josh Pieniazek, Davie Franek, Dalton Rombough, Joe Trenca, Denny Peebles, Jonathan Preston, Kyle Smith, Mike Kiser, Chad Miller, Steve Glover, Dave Axton, Chase Moran, Andrew Jacobus, Brett Wright, Tyler Emmons, Aaron Jacobus, Jordan Hutton (DNS), Jordan Thomas (DNS), Dave Dykstra (DNS), Jacob Dykstra (DNS), Jeff Trombley (DNS)

1st career Patriot Sprint Tour win at Fonda for Varin

LAP LEADERS – 1-2 Tanner, 3-30 Varin

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Tanner, Peebles, Varin

A-VERDI STORAGE CONTAINERS PRESENTS THE PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR PLUS ALL REGULAR DIVISIONS AT FONDA THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 25

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – The “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway will be back in action this Saturday, June 25 for the final racing program in the month of June with all regular divisions along with the Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) 360-Sprint cars. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. and racing at 7:00.

Regular divisions in action on A-Verdi Storage Containers Night will include the Sunoco Modifieds, the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman, and the Fonda Fair Four Cylinders.

The Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) made their first appearance at the “Track of Champions” back on 5/28/2016 with Stewart Friesen winning that event. Since then, the PST has made five more appearances with no driver winning more than one feature event. The winners of those five events were Davie Franek, Jared Zimbardi, Jordan Poirier, Josh Pieniazek, and Paulie Colagiovanni who won in the PST’s last appearance at Fonda back on 6/26/2021.

So far in 2022, the PST has run a total of three events with Davie Franek (Outlaw Speedway), Jason Schultz (Selinsgrove Speedway), and Danny Varin (Utica Rome Speedway) winning those events. Varin will be doing double duty on Saturday at Fonda in both his self-owned #01 Sprint Car along with the Ed Monger owned, Magsarus #93 Modified. Currently Franek is the point leader on the Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) coming into Fonda this Saturday.

Last Saturday, June 18 was a special night for three drivers at the Fonda Speedway, Dave Constantino, Chad Edwards, and Luke Horning.

Constantino was the winner of the Sunoco Modified feature for his first win of the 2022 season and the second of his career in the division at Fonda with the first win coming back on 5/4/2019. Constantino also has one career Open Sportsman feature win at Fonda back on 6/23/2007 to go along with 17 career Crate 602 Sportsman wins, the first one coming back on 7/23/2011 and his final win in the division on 6/17/2017 before moving up to the Modified division. His 17 career Crate 602 Sportsman wins ties him for second on the all-time win list in the division and he also has one Crate 602 Sportsman Track Championship back in 2013.

Chad Edwards scored his fourth win of the 2022 season last Saturday at Fonda in the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman division, placing him in a tie for second on the all-time win list in the division with 17, the first win coming back on 5/23/2015 to go along with three Crate 602 Sportsman Track Championships back in 2018, 2020, and last year in 2021. Edwards also has one career Open Sportsman win back on 5/30/2009.

Luke Horning broke the win streak of Nick Stone last Saturday at Fonda in the Algonkin Motel Pro Stock division scoring his first win of the 2022 season and the 26th of his career in the division with the first win coming back on 6/16/2012. Horning has one Track Championship in the Pro Stock division back in 2019, and before he moved up to the Pro Stock division he had a total of six wins in the Street Stock division, the first one coming back on 7/12/2003 and the last on 5/10/2008 before he moved up to the Pro Stock division.

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.

It’s 𝙍𝘼𝘾𝙀 𝙒𝙀𝙀𝙆 at the Track of Champions! Racing resumes at Fonda Speedway THIS SATURDAY, June 25 on A-Verdi Storage Containers Night.

Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprint Cars

Sunoco Modifieds

Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman

Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks

Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman

Fonda Fair Four Cylinders

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

Grandstand Admission: $18 (Adults) – $16 Seniors (ages 65 and over) – Kids 11 and under FREE

Drive-In: $85 (up to four passes). Link: http://fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/june-25th-drive-in…/

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

CONSTANTINO SCORES A CONVINCING WIN AT FONDA

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – As Mimi Lazzaro said in victory lane after a very convincing win by Dave Constantino in his Laudy Hoyenga owned #34 DKM Chassis, you never know how Constantino will react in victory lane after a win because “the character this guy has is awesome”. His character and enthusiasm were evident in victory lane again on Saturday evening with a very happy car owner celebrating the big win along with the entire DKM crew.

“It feels like about ten years,” Constantino said in F.X. Caprara Victory Lane about the time since his last win at Fonda which was on 5/4/2019. “I needed this real bad. I’m getting too fat to do roof dances, but I have to thank Laudy (car owner Laudy Hoyenga) for hanging with us, we tried some stuff and really struggled here last year but we have our shit together now.”

Other winners on Dirt Track Digest DTD TV/Bill Ag Memorial Night Saturday evening at Fonda were Chad Edwards (Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman), Luke Horning (Algonkin Motel Pro Stock), Kyle Dingman (Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman), Ken Hollenbeck (SOHC Fonda Fair Four Cylinder), Kerrie Hollenbeck (DOHC Fonda Fair Four Cylinder), and Demetrious Drellos (Bill Ag Memorial Modified Elimination Races).

Pastor Greg Nitz said the prayer to start the opening ceremonies and Mimi Lazzaro performed the National Anthem to start the nights racing program. Mike from Broadalbin was the winner of the $2,538 50/50 after all the hard work was done by the 50/50 girls Julie Compani, Heather Marr, Rose McLoughlin, and Miss STSS Emilee Mills who was also on hand on Saturday evening!

The 30-lap Sunoco Modified feature began with Dave Constantino leading at the drop of Joe Kriss’ green flag with Chris Curtis in tow. By lap eight, Constantino held a straightaway advantage and was in lap traffic with sixth place starter Rocky Warner getting by Curtis for the second spot one lap later.

Just as Warner would close in on Constantino in lap traffic, Constantino would stretch out his lead all over again after he cleared the lap cars, in a back-and-forth kind of battle. At the halfway point the top five consisted of Constantino, Warner, Curtis, ninth place starter Demetrious Drellos, and tenth place starter Ronnie Johnson.

Brian Gleason brought out an unnecessary caution with eight laps to go in the event when he came to a stop in turn three. Once the caution was thrown, he drove to the hot pit area and then rejoined the field. Constantino chose the outside for the restart and cleared Warner coming out of turn two and again stretched out his advantage.

“I didn’t know if the car was gonna stick on the restart with Rocky,” Constantino said. “I never lifted, and it went.”

As Constantino stretched out his lead in the closing laps on his way to the victory, the race was for the third position between Curtis and Drellos who swapped the spot numerous times over the final laps. Constantino went on to the win in the DKM Fabrication #34 followed in the top five by Warner, Drellos, Curtis, and Johnson.

“I need to thank Chris Curtis for the shock change tonight,” Constantino added. “Thanks also to Laudy (car owner Laudy Hoyenga) and my crew, I couldn’t do this without them. Also, thanks to Swagger Factory Apparel for designing my new race suit. Sometimes you ask for something crazy and it doesn’t work out, but they did a great job on this suit.”

Clayton DuMond led from his outside pole starting position at the start of the 25-lap Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman feature. Shortly after lap one was completed, the red flag was out for a multi car wreck in turn two involving Mark Mortensen, Jeremy Tyrrell, Joe Williams, Cody Clark, and Chip Constantino, three of those drivers who were in the top five in points at the beginning of the night.

The wreck started when Tim Dwyer came down and made contact with Tyrrell who then came in contact with Mortensen. Mortensen came in contact with one of the tires along the inside of turn two with his front end jumping up in the air after the contact. Tyrrell was next to have his car jump up in the air after he made contact with the inside concrete wall with Mortensen actually going under the Tyrrell car at that point because Tyrrell was so high in the air.

Williams, Clark, and Constantino had nowhere to go and tried their best to avoid the wreck but still suffered damage to all of their cars. Fortunately, all drivers were okay after the wreck.

DuMond held the lead on the restart and was out to a straightaway lead on lap nine with 12th place starter Chad Edwards up to the fifth position on lap ten and three laps later he was the new second place car after getting by Griffen Mansmith. With under ten laps to go, Edwards closed in on DuMond, getting by DuMond for the lead on lap 18 in turn four.

One final caution came out with five laps to go for Mansmith who slowed on the front stretch while running fifth and for Stephen Gray who was in the back stretch wall. Edwards held the lead on the single file restart with 22nd place starter Payton Talbot in the third position with one lap to go. Edwards went on to his fourth win of the season and the 17th of his career in the division in the John Kollar owned #10% followed by DuMond, Talbot, Troy Zilles, and Troy Palmer.

“Last week we finished seventh, our worst finish of the season but still not too bad,” Edwards told Mimi Lazzaro in F.X. Caprara Victory Lane. “I hit the yuke tire in turn four last week, got a flat tire, and just kind of rode it out. It has been a tough week, I really wanted to win tonight after the unexpected loss of our good friend Kenny Tyler, so we were able to get it done for him and his family.”

The 20-lap Algonkin Motel feature began with Chuck Dumblewski the early leader from his outside pole position start with Jason Morrison second. Dumblewski and Morrison remained side by side at times for the first two laps with fifth place starter Luke Horning making it a three-car race for the lead on lap four with Morrison on the inside, Horning in the middle, and Dumblewski on the outside.

Horning was the new race leader on lap four after the move down the middle of both Morrison and Dumblewski in turn four with the top five at the halfway point consisting of Horning, sixth place starter Kenny Gates, Morrison, Dumblewski, and 11th place starter Nick Stone. In the closing laps Horning was running the outside while Gates was in his familiar spot down low. With three laps to go, Stone was up to the top two making it a three-car race for the lead and the win.

The final caution came out on the final lap for AJ Walters and John Holmes who were stopped after a spin in turn four. On the restart, Horning stayed on the outside while Stone was in the middle and Gates down low coming out of turn four to the checkered flag. Horning was the winner by 0.172 seconds at the line for his first victory of the season and the 26th of his career in the division over Stone, Gates, Morrison, and seventh place starter Beau Ballard.

“When I heard him say 8N in second, I wasn’t sure if that was the way it was gonna end, I might wreck this thing again,” Horning said. “I knew that I was gonna leave early on the restart, even before Joe (starter Joe Kriss) scolded me but I took a chance hoping that Nick (Stone) would leave with me and maybe they would let it go.”

“To have Nick run me clean on that last restart was more than I expected so thanks to him for that,” Horning continued to say. “I don’t agree with everything that Nick is doing but he has done a lot for the Pro Stock class, but I think that it is heading in the wrong direction and don’t agree on the path that we are going in. To break his streak means a lot to me and my crew, we tore this thing up many times this year, but here we are in victory lane again.”

Mark Lighthall led the first four laps of the 15-lap Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman feature event before tenth place starter Kyle Dingman took over the lead on a lap five restart. Dingman went on to his third win of the 2022 season and the fifth of his career over Lighthall, Gus Kamburelis Timmy Wilmot, and Josh Kane.

Ken Hollenbeck started the Fonda Fair Four Cylinder feature event in the eighth position, but it didn’t matter as he was the leader at the completion of lap one and led the remaining laps for his ninth win of the 2022 season and the 77th of his career in the division over Kerrie Hollenbeck, John Napoli, Todd Morey, and Len St. Andrews.

Demetrious Drellos won the seventh annual Bill Ag Memorial Elimination Dash Race over Craig Hanson, Rocky Warner, Ronnie Johnson, Bobby Varin, and Matt DeLorenzo. The match races were two lap events for the top five in points as of 6/11/2022 and because of a tie for the fifth position in points there was no wildcard pick.

Round one was won by Varin over DeLorenzo, round two was won by Johnson over Varin, round three was won by Hanson over Johnson, round four was won by Hanson over Warner, and the final round was won by Drellos over Hanson.

“It feels great to be back here in victory lane at Fonda,” Drellos said in victory lane. “Hopefully, we can get another one later on in the regular feature, but it was cool to win $1,000 it was a fun race.”

After being pushed to victory lane for the ceremonies for the Bill Ag event, Drellos said “I gotta figure out what’s wrong with the car, I think I broke the driveshaft, but I rather it happened now than during the regular feature.”

Next Saturday June 25, A-Verdi Storage Containers Night will feature the Patriot Sprint Tour (PST) 360- Sprint Cars along with all other regular divisions in action at the “Track of Champions”.

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.

DATE – DIRT TRACK DIGEST (DTD) TV NIGHT – BILL AG MEMORIAL

SUNOCO MODIFIED FEATURE – 30-laps – DAVE CONSTANTINO, Rocky Warner, Demetrious Drellos, Chris Curtis, Ronnie Johnson, Matt DeLorenzo, Craig Hanson, Jack Lehner, Bobby Varin, JaMike Sowle, Ryan Odasz, Tucker O’Connor, Brian Pessolano, Rich Christman, Jim Introne Jr., Brian Gleason, Bailey Boyd, Jason Greco, Nick Heywood (DNS)

1st win of 2022 and the 2nd of his career in the division at Fonda

LAP LEADERS – 1-30 Constantino

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Varin, Lehner

SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25-Laps – CHAD EDWARDS, Clayton DuMond, Payton Talbot, Troy Zilles, Troy Palmer, Tanner Warner, Brett Mortensen, Jason Reome, Michael McCallion, Chip Constantino, Carter Gibbons, Tony Farone, Greg Havlichek, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Anthony Cardamone, Tim Dwyer, Griffen Mansmith, Stephen Gray, Cody Clark, Brendan Gibbons, Tommy D’Angelo, Harry Shaffer, Jeremy Tyrrell, Mark Mortensen, Joe Williams, Cory White (DNS)

4th win of 2022 and the 17th of his career in the division at Fonda

LAP LEADERS – 1-17 DuMond, 18-25 Edwards

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Zilles, Mansmith, Brendan Gibbons

GRECO’S NAPA HARD CHARGER AWARD – Talbot 19 positions 22nd to 3rd

ALGONKIN MOTEL PRO STOCK FEATURE – 20-laps – LUKE HORNING, Nick Stone, Kenny Gates, Jason Morrison, Beau Ballard, Chucky Dumblewski, Josh Coonradt, Jim Normoyle, Ivan Joslin, Randy Cosselman, AJ Walters, Gary Silkey, Caden Dumblewski, Don Collins, John Holmes, Dillon Vanston, Chris Daughtry, Slater baker (DNS)

1st win of 2022 and the 26th of his career in the division for Horning

LAP LEADERS – 1-3 Chuck Dumblewski, 4-20 Horning

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Chuck Dumblewski, Morrison

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING INC. LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 15-laps – KYLE DINGMAN, Mark Lighthall, Gus Kamburelis, Timmy Wilmot, Josh Kane, Connor Prokop, Harold Robitaille, Michael Kalkbrenner, Walter Cook, John Anderson, Lance Hill, Bob Rowback, Wesley Sutliff, Frank Twing Jr., Cian DiMezza, Brady Cordova, Matt Perry, Zach Dufel, Nate Bedell, Ryan Sweet (DNS)

3rd win of 2022 and the 5th of his career in the division for Dingman

LAP LEADERS – 1-4 Lighthall, 5-15 Dingman

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Lighthall, Wilmot

FONDA FAIR FOUR CYLINDER FEATURE – 12-laps – KEN HOLLENBECK (SOHC), KERRIE HOLLENBECK (DOHC), John Napoli, Todd Morey, Len St. Andrews, Christopher Jennings Sr., Wayne Russell, Heath Bush, TJ Marlitt, David Peek-Britten

9th win of 2022 and the 77th of his career in the division for Ken Hollenback

6th win of 2022 and the 27th of his career in the division for Kerrie Hollenback

LAP LEADERS – 1-12 Ken Hollenback

BILL AG ELIMINATION MATCH RACES OVERALL RESULTS – DEMETRIOUS DRELLOS, Craig Hanson, Rocky Warner, Ronnie Johnson, Bobby Varin, Matt DeLorenzo

MATCH RACE #1 – Varin defeats DeLorenzo

MATCH RACE #2 – Johnson defeats Varin

MATCH RACE #3 – Hanson defeats Johnson

MATCH RACE #4 – Hanson defeats Warner

MATCH RACE #5 – Drellos defeats Hanson

BILL AG MEMORIAL AWARDS & BONUSES

 

Round 1
Driver #1 – Draw – in Pits – Lane Choice Bobby Varin WINNER
Pick – Draw in Pits Matt DeLorenzo
Round 2
Round 1 Winner Bobby Varin
Pick – Lane Choice Ronnie Johnson WINNER
Round 3
Round 2 Winner Ronnie Johnson
Pick – Lane Choice Craig Hanson WINNER
Round 4
Round 3 Winner – Lane Choice Craig Hanson WINNER
Pick Rocky Warner
Round 5
Round 4 Winner Craig Hanson
Pick – Lane Choice Demetrios Drellos WINNER
Fastest Elimination Lap – Overall Demetrios Drellos 18.498
Final Driver 6-10 Tie for 5th
Hot Lap Hero Rocky Warner 18.158
Heats
Heat 1 Winner Nick Heywood
Heat 2 Winner Jack Lehner
Fast Time Heat 1 Nick Heywood 18.284
Fast Time Heat 2 Rocky Warner 18.636
Feature
Lap 1 Leader Dave Constantino
Lap 2 Leader Dave Constantino
3rd on Lap 3 Rocky Warner
8th on Lap 8 Matt DeLorenzo
Lap 11 Leader Dave Constantino
11th on Lap 11 Brian Gleason
Halfway Leader Dave Constantino
6th on Lap 28 Matt DeLorenzo
6th Finish Matt DeLorenzo
7th Finish Craig Hanson
8th Finish Jack Lehner
9th Finish Bobby Varin
10th Finish JaMike Sowle
11th Finish Ryan Odasz
12th Finish Tucker O’Connor
13th Finish Brian Pessolano
14th Finish Rich Christman
15th Finish Jim Intone, Jr.
16th Finish Brian Gleason
Last Car on Lead Lap Tucker O’Connor
1st 1 Lap Down Brian Pessolano
Feature Hard Charger Craig Hanson +8…  15th to 7th
Hard Luck Nick Heywood
Bill Ag Award Brian Pessolano

 

 

 

 

FONDA SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS 6/18/2022

DATE – 6/18/2022 DIRT TRACK DIGEST (DTD) TV NIGHT – BILL AG MEMORIAL

SUNOCO MODIFIED FEATURE – 30-laps – DAVE CONSTANTINO, Rocky Warner, Demetrious Drellos, Chris Curtis, Ronnie Johnson, Matt DeLorenzo, Craig Hanson, Jack Lehner, Bobby Varin, JaMike Sowle, Ryan Odasz, Tucker O’Connor, Brian Pessolano, Rich Christman, Jim Introne Jr., Brian Gleason, Bailey Boyd, Jason Greco, Nick Heywood (DNS)

1st win of 2022 and the 2nd of his career in the division at Fonda

LAP LEADERS – 1-30 Constantino

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Varin, Lehner

SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25-Laps – CHAD EDWARDS, Clayton DuMond, Payton Talbot, Troy Zilles, Troy Palmer, Tanner Warner, Brett Mortensen, Jason Reome, Michael McCallion, Chip Constantino, Carter Gibbons, Tony Farone, Greg Havlichek, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Anthony Cardamone, Tim Dwyer, Griffen Mansmith, Stephen Gray, Cody Clark, Brendan Gibbons, Tommy D’Angelo, Harry Shaffer, Jeremy Tyrrell, Mark Mortensen, Joe Williams, Cory White (DNS)

4th win of 2022 and the 17th of his career in the division at Fonda

LAP LEADERS – 1-17 DuMond, 18-25 Edwards

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Zilles, Mansmith, Brendan Gibbons

GRECO’S NAPA HARD CHARGER AWARD – Talbot 19 positions 22nd to 3rd

ALGONKIN MOTEL PRO STOCK FEATURE – 20-laps – LUKE HORNING, Nick Stone, Kenny Gates, Jason Morrison, Beau Ballard, Chucky Dumblewski, Josh Coonradt, Jim Normoyle, Ivan Joslin, Randy Cosselman, AJ Walters, Gary Silkey, Caden Dumblewski, Don Collins, John Holmes, Dillon Vanston, Chris Daughtry, Slater baker (DNS)

1st win of 2022 and the 26th of his career in the division for Horning

LAP LEADERS – 1-3 Chuck Dumblewski, 4-20 Horning

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Chuck Dumblewski, Morrison

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING INC. LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 15-laps – KYLE DINGMAN, Mark Lighthall, Gus Kamburelis, Timmy Wilmot, Josh Kane, Connor Prokop, Harold Robitaille, Michael Kalkbrenner, Walter Cook, John Anderson, Lance Hill, Bob Rowback, Wesley Sutliff, Frank Twing Jr., Cian DiMezza, Brady Cordova, Matt Perry, Zach Dufel, Nate Bedell, Ryan Sweet (DNS)

3rd win of 2022 and the 5th of his career in the division for Dingman

LAP LEADERS – 1-4 Lighthall, 5-15 Dingman

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Lighthall, Wilmot

FONDA FAIR FOUR CYLINDER FEATURE – 12-laps – KEN HOLLENBACK (SOHC), KERRIE HOLLENBACK (DOHC), John Napoli, Todd Morey, Len St. Andrews, Christopher Jennings Sr., Wayne Russell, Heath Bush, TJ Marlitt, David Peek-Britten

9th win of 2022 and the 77th of his career in the division for Ken Hollenback

6th win of 2022 and the 27th of his career in the division for Kerrie Hollenback

LAP LEADERS – 1-12 Ken Hollenback

BILL AG ELIMINATION MATCH RACES OVERALL RESULTS – DEMETRIOUS DRELLOS, Craig Hanson, Rocky Warner, Ronnie Johnson, Bobby Varin, Matt DeLorenzo

MATCH RACE #1 – Varin defeats DeLorenzo

MATCH RACE #2 – Johnson defeats Varin

MATCH RACE #3 – Hanson defeats Johnson

MATCH RACE #4 – Hanson defeats Warner

MATCH RACE #5 – Drellos defeats Hanson

BILL AG MEMORIAL AWARDS & BONUSES

Round 1
Driver #1 – Draw – in Pits – Lane Choice Bobby Varin WINNER
Pick – Draw in Pits Matt Delorenzo
Round 2
Round 1 Winner Bobby Varin
Pick – Lane Choice Ronnie Johnson WINNER
Round 3
Round 2 Winner Ronnie Johnson
Pick – Lane Choice Craig Hanson WINNER
Round 4
Round 3 Winner – Lane Choice Craig Hanson WINNER
Pick Rocky Warner
Round 5
Round 4 Winner Craig Hanson
Pick – Lane Choice Demetrios Drellos WINNER
Fastest Elimination Lap – Overall Demetrios Drellos 18.498
Final Driver 6-10 Tie for 5th
Hot Lap Hero Rocky Warner 18.158
Heats
Heat 1 Winner Nick Heywood
Heat 2 Winner Jack Lehner
Fast Time Heat 1 Nick Heywood 18.284
Fast Time Heat 2 Rocky Warner 18.636
Feature
Lap 1 Leader Dave Constantino
Lap 2 Leader Dave Constantino
3rd on Lap 3 Rocky Warner
8th on Lap 8 Matt Delorenzo
Lap 11 Leader Dave Constantino
11th on Lap 11 Brian Gleason
Halfway Leader Dave Constantino
6th on Lap 28 Matt Delorenzo
6th Finish Matt Delorenzo
7th Finish Craig Hanson
8th Finish Jack Lehner
9th Finish Bobby Varin
10th Finish JaMike Sowle
11th Finish Ryan Odasz
12th Finish Tucker O’Connor
13th Finish Brian Pessolano
14th Finish Rich Christman
15th Finish Jim Intone, Jr.
16th Finish Brian Gleason
Last Car on Lead Lap Tucker O’Connor
1st 1 Lap Down Brian Pessolano
Feature Hard Charger Craig Hanson +8…  15th to 7th
Hard Luck Nick Heywood
Bill Ag Award Brian Pessolano

7TH ANNUAL “BILL AG MODIFIED ELIMINATION RACE” THIS SATURDAY JUNE 18 AT FONDA ON DIRT TRACK DIGEST (DTD) TV NIGHT

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – This Saturday June 18 at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway a special night honoring the late Bill Anagnostopoulos will take place as the current top five in Sunoco Modified points will compete in the “Bill Ag Modified Elimination Races” with a lot of money on the line from various sponsors going to the drivers competing in the event.

This event is held in honor of the late Bill Anagnostopulos who was the owner of the Winners Circle, which is a restaurant in Fonda, NY that is located just around the corner from the Fonda Speedway. Bill was a great friend to racing and sponsored many drivers at the speedway through the years. On a typical Saturday evening, he would get away from the restaurant to attend the races at Fonda where he had many friends in both the pit area and the grandstands.

All other regular divisions will also be in action on Saturday, June 18 along with the Sunoco Modifieds including the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman, and the Fonda Fait Four Cylinders. Gates will open to the speedway at 4:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. and racing at 7:00 p.m.

Typically, the “Bill Ag Modified Elimination Races” feature the top five in Modified points plus a random driver selected from points positions six through ten. Since there is a tie in the Sunoco Modified points top five, there will be no random draw for this year’s elimination event, so the drivers who will be competing in the “Bill Ag Modified Elimination Races” are point leader Matt DeLorenzo, Ronnie Johnson, Demetrious Drellos, Bobby Varin, Craig Hanson, and Rocky Warner.

Hanson and Warner are currently tied for the fifth position in the point standings following the June 11 racing program at Fonda and will be the final two drivers participating in the “Bill Ag” event. Thanks to Tom Coughlin there will be a random draw for $100 to one driver in positions six through ten in points, but they will not be eligible for participation in the “Bill Ag” event.

This will be the 7th Annual “Bill Ag Memorial Elimination Match Races” event run at Fonda with past winners including Bobby Varin in 2014, no event in 2015, Ronnie Johnson in 2016 & 2017, Tim Fuller in 2018, Stewart Friesen in 2019, no event in 2020, and Ronnie Johnson again last year in 2021.

Some quotes from the previous winners of the event:

“What an honor to win this race in Bill’s honor,” Ronnie Johnson said after the 2021 event. “Bill was a great guy, and it shows what he meant to everyone as this event is still being held in his honor and supported by so many people. I found a spot in turn two where I could get a good launch and I knew that if I beat everyone to turn three that I would be okay.”

“This is a very special event honoring Bill from the Winners Circle,” Stewart Friesen said in victory lane after his win in 2019. “This is a cool mid-summer special race that has become a big event so thanks to all the sponsors and the organizers for their efforts.”

“When Josh (Hohenforst) got lane choice for the last race I thought that I was in trouble,” Tim Fuller said after his win in 2018. “I was real concerned because he is fast here at Fonda on a heavy track. This event is a little different, it has a lot of pizzazz, and racing needs more of that.”

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.

It’s 𝗥𝗔𝗖𝗘 𝗪𝗘𝗘𝗞 at the Track of Champions! Racing resumes at Fonda Speedway THIS SATURDAY, June 18 with Dirt Track Digest TV Night.

Bill Ag Sunoco Modified Elimination Match Races – More than $3,000 on the line!

Sunoco Modifieds

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/june-18th-drive-in…/

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

2022 BILL AG MODIFIED ELIMINATION RACE SPONSORS

💰💰$3,001 If A Driver Sweeps the Bill Ag Modified Elimination Race!!!

💵💵 $4,001 Total Payout for The Bill Ag Modified Elimination Race!!!!

🪙🪙$2,250 Total Money for Hot Laps, Heat Races, and Feature Bonuses for The Bill Ag Modified Elimination Race Night!!!!

😳😳 $6,251 😳😳

TOTAL MONEY TO BE DISTRIBUTED ON BILL AG MODIFIED ELIMINATION RACE NIGHT

💥💥2022 Bill Ag Modified Elimination Race💥💥

Saturday June 18th at Fonda Speedway

Round 1- $400

$250 Rick and Tom Kietlinski

$50 Christine Anagnostopulos

$50 Chris and Erin Abele

$50 Auspelmyer Excavating & Paving

Round 2- $400

$250 Melissa Rava

$50 Christine Anagnostopulos

$50 Chris and Erin Abele

$50 Auspelmyer Excavating & Paving

Round 3- $550

$350 Happy Harry and Shelly Shaffer

$50 Christine Anagnostopulos

$50 Chris and Erin Abele

$50 Auspelmyer Excavating & Paving

$50 George Walker

Round 4- $651

$301 Mike and Alex Jackson

$100 Auspelmyer Excavating & Paving

$100 Jim and Jenny Brewster

$50 Christine Anagnostopulos

$50 Chris and Erin Abele

$50 In Memory of Wayne Hazzard

Round 5- $1K

DirtTrackDigest.tv

(GT Smith, George Smith, Mike Mallet)

$100 1st Driver Eliminated- Mark Siegenthaler

$100 2nd Driver Eliminated- Gary and Cindy Eckerson

$100 3rd Driver Eliminated- Fonda Speedway 50/50 Ladies (Heather Marr, Julie Compani, Rose McLoughlin)

$100 4th Driver Eliminated- Mimi Lazzaro

$100 5th Driver Eliminated-   Mohawk Valley

Vintage Dirt Modifieds

$100 Final Driver 6-10 In Points Chosen by Draw- Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour/Thomas Coughlin

$100 Fastest Elimination Race Lap- Larry Wrobel

$100 First Choice (1st driver picked by a competitor)- CLC Concrete and Excavation/Chad Edwards

$200 Last Man Standing (Last Driver Picked for The Final Round)- Zach Dufel

Oversized Bill Ag Modified Elimination Race Winner’s Check Donated by JK Signworks/Jeff Karabin

🏁🏁Modified Hot Lap, Heat and Feature Bonuses🏁🏁

$100 Hot Lap Hero (Fastest Modified in Hot Laps)- Driven Design & Embroidery

$100 1st Heat Race Winner- Macek’s Garage/Ryan Macek

$100 2nd Heat Race Winner- Macek’s Garage/Ryan Macek

$100 3rd Heat Race Winner- Al Abele

$100 Leader Lap 1- One Zee Tees/Jessica Friesen

$100 Leader Lap 2- Koozie Korner at Fonda Speedway

$100 3rd Place on Lap 3- 33 Race Products LLC

$50 8th Place on Lap 8-Bodie Bellinger

$100 6th Place Modified Feature

In Memory of Ed Keyser and In Honor of All the Dad’s for Supporting Your Local Dirt Track- Carole and Alton Palmer

$100 7th Place Modified Feature in Memory of Bill Ag- Christine Anagnostopulos

$100 8th Place Modified Feature- Koozie Korner at Fonda Speedway

$100 9th Place Modified Feature- The Furnare Family

$100 10th Place Modified Feature- Romano Family

$100 12th Place Modified Feature in Memory of Wayne Hazzard

$100 13th Place Modified Feature- Driven Design & Embroidery

$100 16th Place Modified Feature in Memory of Bill Ag- Christine Anagnostopulos

$100 Last Driver on Lead Lap- Friends and Family of Hot Rod Hodge/Dylanne Golas

$100 1st Driver One Lap Down- One Zee Tees/Jessica Friesen

$100 Modified Feature Hard Charger- B&B Dumpster Rentals

$200 Modified Hard Luck Award- Zilles Racing

$200 Bill Ag Award- Christine and Megan Anagnostopulos

HANSON WINS FOR SECOND TIME IN 2022 ON HIS SPONSORS NIGHT – MORTENSEN TIES FOR FIRST ON CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN ALL-TIME WIN LIST WITH VICTORY

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – Saturday evening Fonda Speedway had everything a race fan could ever want, great car counts, a great crowd, a meet & greet for fans to visit with their favorite drivers, and great racing! Bill Lake Modular Homes presented Fan Appreciation Night with $5 grandstand admission with Craig Hanson getting the Sunoco Modified victory in his Bill Lake Modular Homes sponsored #20C.

“This win is awesome,” Hanson said after the victory. “We’ve struggled because we had a good car and a decent motor but now, we’ve got the same car with the same motor as everyone else is running and it shows.”

Mark Mortensen raced to the win in the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman feature for his first win of the season in the Jumpin’ Jack’s Drive-In sponsored #1M DKM car. The win was a special one for Mortensen who is now tied for first on the all-time win list in the division in what was the race of the night with a great side by side battle to the checkered flag between Mortensen and Dan Santabarbara.

“It’s been a struggle,” Mortensen told Mimi Lazzaro in victory lane regarding the 2022 season. “I brought the car back up to DKM last week and we had a good setup but then I made a mistake and hit the yuke tire last Saturday. Came back and kind of found something for the feature after hitting the yuke tire and repaired the car and then carried that setup along to this week. I told the guys at DKM if I won, I owed them a pizza, I parked it tonight, so I guess I owe them a pizza.”

Other winners on Bill Lake Modular Homes Night were Nick Stone (Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks), Kyle Dingman (Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman), Ken Hollenback (Fonda Fair Four Cylinder SOHC), and John Napoli (Fonda Fair Four Cylinder DOHC).

Also in competition were the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series (MVVDMS) with the winners including Randy Delaney (MVVDMS Modified), Dan Colvin (MVVDMS Sportsman), Curtis Condon (MVVDMS Late Model), Carl Cram (MVVDMS Mystique), and Jimmy Fugel (MVVDMS Antique).

On a very busy race night the New York State Stock Car Association (NYSSCA) held their annual Safety Awards Night with $75 going to the first NYSSCA member across the finish line and $50 to the second NYSSCA member across the finish line in all feature events except for the MVVDMS who held their NYSSCA Safety Awards Night earlier this year.

NYSSCA Safety Night winners included Craig Hanson $75 and JaMike Sowle $50 (Sunoco Modified), Mark Mortensen $75 and Payton Talbot $50 (Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman), Nick Stone $75 and Kenny Gates $50 (Algonkin Motel Pro Stock), Kyle Dingman $75 and Ryan Sweet $50 (Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman), Ken Hollenback $75 and Len St. Andrews $50 (SOHC Fonda Fair Four Cylinder), John Napoli $75 and Kerrie Hollenback $50 (DOHC Fonda Fair Four Cylinder).

Prior to Opening Ceremonies on Saturday on victory lane, the NYSSCA organization handed out four different awards to five different drivers. Rocky Warner and Ronnie Johnson received the 2021 NYSSCA Outstanding Performance Award as the first ever Modified division co-champions in the 70-year history of the Fonda Speedway where there has been twenty-six different championship winning drivers.

Also winning a 2021 NYSSCA Outstanding Performance Award was Jessica Friesen who was the first woman to ever win a Modified feature in the history of the “Track of Champions” after her win on July 10 of last year. Friesen has competed in the Sportsman division at Fonda during her career along with Sprint cars where she has one victory in a 360-Sprint car at Fonda back on 4/29/2006 before moving up to the Modified division. Friesen was not in attendance at Fonda on Saturday and will get her award later this season.

NYSSCA also handed out two 2021 Dedication to Racing Awards to Craig Hanson and Cliff Haslun. Hanson not only runs the family business Hanson Paving but also runs the grader and does track prep at Fonda during the week and on race nights, races his self-owned Hanson Paving sponsored #20C Modified, and assists as a Short Track Super Series Official when time allows. Hanson has a career total of eight Modified wins at Fonda during his career in eight winning seasons, the first one coming on 7/30/2005 and his last one this year on 5/14/2022.

Whether it was in his self-owned #13 Street Stock or the Dennis Joslin owned Pro Stock car back in 2021, Cliff Haslun has always been a driver who does what he can with what he has. Making a lot of parts for the race car himself and getting to the track in any way possible, Haslun has always been there to compete and do the best he can with what he has making him a great candidate for the NYSSCA Dedication to Racing Award. Halsun has a total of five Street Stock victories at Fonda during his career.

Following the NYSSCA award presentations Pastor Greg Nitz said the prayer followed by a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem by Stephanie May. Another huge 50/50 prize was won by Josh from Clifton Park of $2,765! Great job as always by our 50/50 ladies!

The 30-lap Sunoco got the green flag from Joe Kriss with JaMike Sowle taking the early lead from his outside pole position start. Dave Constantino brought out two consecutive cautions on laps two and three with fourth place starter Chris Curtis the new leader after the second restart with Rocky Warner now in the third spot.

Sowle took over the lead on lap five on the outside of turns one and two, with the yellow flag out shortly afterwards. Sowle chose the inside for the restart and maintained the lead at the drop of the green flag with Bobby Varin in the fourth position on lap seven and Warner in the second position after getting by Curtis for the spot on the same lap.

Hanson started the event in the eighth position and took over the third position from Varin on lap 11 with Sowle running the outside and Warner the inside trying to reel him in. Hanson got past Warner for the second position on lap 14 with the top five at the halfway point consisting of Sowle, Hanson, Warner, Curtis, and Ronnie Johnson who started the event in the 22nd position in a back-up car.

Hanson closed in on the race leader with ten laps to go and made his move for the lead in turn four on lap 22, ducking under Sowle and coming away with the lead coming out of the turn. Hanson led the remaining laps for his second victory of the season and the ninth of his career in the Hanson Paving/Bill Lake Modular Homes #20C followed in the top five by Sowle, Warner, Curtis, and Johnson.

“The last win I knew that I was leading, this one I didn’t,” Hanson told Mimi Lazzaro in F.X. Caprara in Memory of Mike Cole victory lane. “I got up on top and I was just passing cars, so I just kept hammering it and we did good. I got into it early with Dave (Constantino) when he checked up on me and I fell back so after that I was just trying to find a rhythm.”

“Bobby (Varin) showed me the top and then I was good, I got up on top and just worked my way through,” Hanson continued. “I tilled up the track this week, everybody was complaining the track was too slippery but unfortunately when you do that you get rough conditions but we’re trying to make everybody happy.”

The race of the night was definitely the 25-lap Swagger factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman featuring side by side racing for the lead and three wide action through the pack throughout the event. It all began with outside pole position starter Dan Santabarbara the early race leader at the drop of the initial green flag with Brendan Gibbons in tow.

Tanner Warner and Mark Mortensen started the event in the fifth and seventh positions respectively and early on were coming to the front together, moving up to the third and fourth positions by the time the lap counter clicked on lap two with tenth place starter Cody Clark now third. Clark got by Mortensen on lap six before Mortensen made a three wide move coming out of turn four around the outside of both Warner and Clark for the third position.

Mortensen got by Gibbons for the second spot on lap 12 with Santabarbara now out to a straightaway advantage. Just before the halfway point Santabarbara was blocked by the lap car of Cory White allowing Mortensen to close in with the top five at the halfway point consisting of Santabarbara, Mortensen, Clark, Gibbons, and 12th place starter Payton Talbot.

Going into turn two on lap 18, Mortensen went down the middle of two lap cars to keep pace with the leader and one lap later on lap 19 he made his move for the lead on the outside of turn four. The race was far from over however as Santabarbara was working well on the inside and remained side by side with Mortensen over the remaining laps.

Things really got interesting over the final three laps as Mortensen and Santabarbara were side by side for the lead while Clark and Talbot were side by side for the third position. Mortensen made his second three wide move of the race around the outside of the lap car of Griffen Mansmith and Santabarbara to maintain the lead with three laps to go while Talbot got by Santabarbara for the second position with one lap remaining.

On the final lap coming out of turn four to the checkered flag, Talbot had one last shot at the leader, but Mortensen ducked under the lap car of Troy Zilles, fought off the outside challenge by Talbot, and went on to his first win of the season and the 25th of his career in the division tying him for the top spot on the all-time win list in the division with Rocky Warner. Talbot, Clark, Santabarbara, and Warner completed the top five.

“Dan (Santabarbara) was running away at first and I was on the bottom and didn’t really know what else was out there,” Mortensen continued. “I ended up moving out a little bit and tried that and started making my way forward. Lap traffic held him up and I knew if I could get in front, I could use the lap car as a pick and that’s kind of what we did. It’s always hard when you’re leading, you’re just a sitting duck out there. I noticed a couple of spots where I wasn’t gaining on him, so I switched those spots up, moved down a little bit, and ran him in.”

Robert Parry of Hightower Farms Speedway, a go-kart track located on the Parry family farm in Broadalbin, was on hand in victory lane with Mortensen saying: “I won the go-kart race at Robert’s Hightower Farms Speedway last Sunday so now I’m a back-to-back winner, I’m going up there every week from now on.”

The first two laps of the Algonkin Pro Stock feature featured caution flags for spins by Chris Cross and Josh Coonradt. Both were able to continue on at the rear of the field. Chuck Dumblewski was the early leader in the event after starting on the pole with Jason Morrison second. The next yellow was on lap six for Luke Horning who was in the wall in turn one. Horning was not injured but was done for the night at that point.

Also involved in the caution after he spun in between turns one and two after accidental contact in the rear by Ivan Joslin as the cars were bunched up together while trying to avoid the wreck by Horning was Nick Stone who also restarted at the rear of the field. On the inside of the backstretch on lap nine, Kenny Gates was the new race leader with the top five at the halfway point consisting of Gates, Dumblewski, Morrison, Beau Ballard, and Ivan Joslin.

Ballard was the new second place car on lap 12 after getting by Dumblewski with Gates now out to a straightaway advantage. Stone got by Joslin for a spot in the top five with five laps to go with the caution out on lap 16 for AJ Walters who was in the wall in between turns one and two. On the single file restart, Stone went around the outside of Dumblewski, Morrison, and Ballard into the second position and began pressuring Gates for the lead.

On lap 19, Stone took the lead at the line as he and Gates were side by side. By the time the two cars reached the back stretch Stone had cleared Gates and went on to his eighth win in a row for 2022 followed in the top five by Gates, Ballard, Morrison, and Dumblewski.

“Of course, you want a caution,” Stone said in regard to the final caution of the event coming out on lap 16. “I started playing a points game and I knew that I had to get up as close to the front as I could. It was a little dusty out there and hard for people to see, guys are kind of rolling around and things like that are gonna happen.”

“When I went to the back, I said let’s just let it pan out and try to pick off as many cars as we could,” Stone continued. “That’s what we did, and it worked out with that caution. I want to thank Todd for putting this car under me, Jamie (Spraker) who helps me out at my shop and in the parts truck here, and Scott who takes care of our tires. The car is ready by Tuesday, and I can concentrate on work the rest of the week, so I’ve got it made right now.”

Mark Lighthall led the first two laps in the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman feature event until fourth place starter Kyle Dingman took over the lead on lap three with a pass on the outside of turn two. Dingman led the remaining laps for his second win of the season and the fourth of his career over Ryan Sweet, Josh Kane, Zach Dufel, and last week’s winner Connor Prokop.

The Hollenback brothers led every lap in the 12-lap Fonda Fair Four Cylinder feature, Kerrie leading the first two and Ken the remaining ten for his eighth win of the 2022 season in the SOHC. Ninth place starter John Napoli was declared the DOHC winner for his third win of the season and the fifth of his career in the division. Kerrie Hollenback, Brandon Ely, and Elmer Montville completed the top five.

Next week on June 18 will be Dirt Track Digest TV Night featuring the Bill Ag One on One Match races for the Sunoco Modifieds. The top five in Sunoco Modified points as of 6/11 are eligible for the event along with one other driver from positions six through ten in points will be chosen. All divisions will also be in action with racing starting at 7:00 p.m.

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.

DATE – 6/11/2022 BILL LAKE MODULAR HOMES FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT – NEW YORK STATE STOCK CAR ASSOCIATION (NYSSCA) SAFETY AWARDS NIGHT

SUNOCO MODIFIED FEATURE – 30-laps – CRAIG HANSON, JaMike Sowle, Rocky Warner, Chris Curtis, Ronnie Johnson, Bobby Varin, Matt DeLorenzo, Danny Varin, Demetrious Drellos, Jack Lehner, Brian Pessolano, Rich Christman, Pep Corradi, Ryan Odasz, Daniel Morgiewicz, Bill August, Ray Zemken, David Schilling, Nick Heywood, Alissa Cody, Dave Constantino, Steve Akers

2nd win of 2022 and the 9th of his career in the division for Hanson

LAP LEADERS – 1-2 Sowle, 3-4 Curtis, 5-21 Sowle, 22-30 Hanson

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Heywood, Corradi, Warner

NYSSCA SAFETY NIGHT AWARD WINNERS – $75 Hanson, $50 Sowle

SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25-laps – MARK MORTENSEN, Payton Talbot, Cody Clark, Dan Santabarbara, Tanner Warner, Brendan Gibbons, Chad Edwards, Jason Reome, Jeremy Tyrrell, Brett Mortensen, Chip Constantino, Michael McCallion, Troy Palmer, Tim Dwyer, Jeremy Slosek, Carter Gibbons, Harry Shaffer, Troy Zilles, Griffen Mansmith, Greg Havlichek, Cory White, Dylan Eldred, Stephen Gray, Clayton DuMond, Tom D’Angelo, John Diamond (DNS)

1st win of 2022 and the 25th of his career in the division for Mortensen who is now tied with Rocky Warner for first place on the all-time win list

LAP LEADERS – 1-18 Santabarbara, 19-25 Mark Mortensen

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Reome, Santabarbara, Edwards

GRECO’S NAPA HARD CHARGER AWARD – Talbot gained 10 positions from 12th to 2nd

NYSSCA SAFETY NIGHT AWARD WINNERS – $75 Mark Mortensen, $50 Talbot

ALGONKIN MOTEL PRO STOCK FEATURE – 20-laps – NICK STONE, Kenny Gates, Beau Ballard, Jason Morrison, Chucky Dumblewski, Ivan Joslin, Josh Coonradt, Randy Cosselman, Gary Silkey, Jim Normoyle, John Holmes, Steve Cosselman, Jeff McPhail, Caden Dumblewski, Don Collins, Chris Cross, AJ Walters, Luke Horning, Kyle Weller (DNS)

8th win in a row in 2022 and the 67th of his career in the division for Stone

LAP LEADERS – 1-8 Chuck Dumblewski, 9-18 Gates, Stone 19-20

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Ballard, Stone

NYSSCA SAFETY NIGHT AWARD WINNERS – $75 Stone, $50 Gates

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING INC. LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 15-laps – KYLE DINGMAN, Ryan Sweet, Josh Kane, Zach Dufel, Connor Prokop, Mark Lighthall, Lance Hill, Bob Rowback, Michael Kalkbrenner, Wesley Sutliff, Jerry Cohn, John Santolin, Harold Robitaille, Walter Cook, Timmy Wilmot, Gus Kamburelis

2nd win of 2022 and the 4th of his career in the division for Dingman

LAP LEADERS – 1-2 Lighthall, 3-15 Dingman

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Dingman, Dufel

NYSSCA SAFETY NIGHT AWARD WINNERS – $75 Dingman, $50 Sweet

FONDA FAIR FOUR CYLINDER FEATURE – 12-laps – KEN HOLLENBACK (SOHC), JOHN NAPOLI (DOHC), Kerrie Hollenback, Brandon Ely, Elmer Montville, John Mason, Justin Ramsey, Chris Duffney Jr., Todd Morey, Len St. Andrews, Kyle Lanfear, Josh Ramsey, Christopher Jennings Sr., Wayne Russell Jr., TJ Marlitt, David Peek-Britten, John Shepard, Annabella Ball (DNS), Heath Bush (DNS)

8th win in a row in 2022 and the 76th of his career in the division for Ken Hollenback

3rd win of 2022 and the 5th of his career in the division for Napoli

LAP LEADERS – 1-2 Kerrie Hollenback, 3-12 Ken Hollenback

NYSSCA SAFETY NIGHT AWARD WINNERS – SOHC $75 Ken Hollenback, SOHC $50 St. Andrews, DOHC $75 Napoli, $50 Kerrie Hollenback

MOHAWK VALLEY VINTAGE DIRT MODIFIED SERIES (MVVDMS) MODIFIED FEATURE – RANDY DELANEY, Jack Miller, John Flach, Jackie Brown Sr., Phil Beaver

MOHAWK VALLEY VINTAGE DIRT MODIFIED SERIES (MVVDMS) SPORTSMAN FEATURE – DAN COLVIN, Brian Gray, Mike Francisco, Merv Blackwell, Malach Mathews, John Constantino, Larry Stokes, Bryan Seyfried, John Trudean, Joe Rando (DNS)

MOHAWK VALLEY VINTAGE DIRT MODIFIED SERIES (MVVDMS) LATE MODEL FEATURE – CURTIS CONDON, Will Reed, Joen Roese, Ed Docskalik

MOHAWK VALLEY VINTAGE DIRT MODIFIED SERIES (MVVDMS) MYSTIQUE FEATURE – CARL CRAM, Dan Karl, Harry Baldwin, George Palmer, Mark Anatriello, Mike Brown, George Berbench (DNS)

MOHAWK VALLEY VINTAGE DIRT MODIFIED SERIES (MVVDMS) ANTIQUE FEATURE – JIMMY FUGEL, Bryan Scofield, Mike Wheeler, Speedy Niedeheimer, Rick Leveque, Don Briggs, John Mason, Mark Reardon, Harley Sheppard, Chuck Scofield (DNS), Jimmy Hyde (DNS)

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