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MODIFIED TWIN 20’S PRODUCE TWO FIRST TIME WINNERS AT FONDA

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – Saturday evening at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, the Recovery Sports Grill presented “Fan Favorite Night” featuring Twin 20 lap events for the Sunoco Modifieds.

When the final checkered flag flew to complete the two feature events there were two first time winners celebrating in the F.X. Caprara Car Companies victory lane, Nick Heywood in the Moody Mile Motorsports #24H owned by the legendary Wes Moody and David Schilling in the BDR Speed #20 which had a Wegner spec motor in the car carrying him to victory lane.

“It’s been a rookie year for us that’s for sure,” Heywood told Mimi Lazzaro in victory lane. “But we’ve been persevering and pushing every week busting our butts. Wes (car owner Wes Moody) keeps saying we just gotta keep rubbing it and we’re gonna get it and tonight was our night.”

“This is amazing,” Schilling said after the second twin 20 event. “A lot of people stuck behind me when they probably shouldn’t have and I really appreciate all those people, Brett Deyo, my dad, all of the people on this car. I didn’t know if this day was ever gonna come, I ran so many races here, but we were never good enough to win. I don’t know if I would have won if it was 30-laps, but we’ll certainly take that.”

With the wins, Heywood and Schilling became the 139th and 140th different drivers to win a Modified feature event at Fonda in a total of 1413 events!

Other winners on Recovery Sports Grill “Fan Favorite Night” at Fonda were Payton Talbot (Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman), Connor Prokop (Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman), Josh Coonradt (Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks), Ken Hollenback (SOHC) and Kerrie Hollenback (DOHC) in the Fonda Fair Four Cylinders.

Pastor Greg Nitz said the prayer to start opening ceremonies while Abbileigh Coon of Cortland, NY sang the National Anthem. The 50/50 on a very hot night was $2092 and was won by Craig from Hunter, NY.

The starting lineup for the first twin 20 event was determined by normal handicapping procedures with Darwin Greene and Nick Heywood making up the front row, running the entire first lap side by side before Heywood cleared Greene coming out of turn four to complete the lap. Heywood was in lap traffic by lap eight with Greene, Pep Corradi, David Schilling, and Brian Gleason completing the top five at the halfway point in the event.

Greene was held up by the lap cars of Rich Christman and Brian Pessolano just after the halfway point in the event allowing Heywood to pull away while ninth place starter Rocky Warner made his way by Schilling and Corradi for the third position on lap 17. Heywood was out to a half track lead with only two laps to go and went on for the win over Warner who took the second position on the final lap, Greene, Schilling, and Gleason.

“We travel two and a half hours from Plattsburg, NY so it’s a haul,” Heywood added. “We are on the road from Friday night to Sunday mornings and we’ve been pushing for it. Wes has been trying to win here at Fonda for 60 years, so he finally got it. What a great feeling.”

“It’s been a long time,” Wes Moody said to Mimi Lazzaro in victory lane. “I’ve been here over 60 years, and this is my first feature win, I won a lot of heat races myself but to have somebody like Nick behind wheel of my car I am really proud of him and his whole family.”

The starting lineup for twin 20 number two was inverted by six placing Corradi and Gleason on the front row at the start. When Joe Kriss threw the green flag to start the event, Gleason was the race leader with an early caution out on lap two. On the restart, Schilling went by both Warner and Corradi for the second position with Danny Varin now fourth behind Warner.

Corradi brought out the caution on lap three for what was thought to be a flat tire, but the issues must have been even more serious as he fell out of the event after bringing out the caution again three laps later. On the restart, Schilling took the lead from Gleason with Warner also getting by Gleason for the second position.

Another yellow was out on lap eight for Gleason who suffered a flat right rear tire with Schilling choosing the inside for the restart. At the halfway point the top five consisted of Schilling, Warner, Varin, Ryan Odasz, and Ronnie Johnson. One final yellow flag was out on lap ten with Schilling pulling away on the restart to a comfortable lead. Schilling went on to his first career win at Fonda followed in the top five by Warner, Varin, Johnson, and Odasz.

“Casey Wegner put the spec motor in this thing, and it ran great right around the top,” Schilling said. “There was some bite leaving on the bottom right there (pointing towards turn four) so that is why I restarted each time on the inside. If you restarted on the top, you couldn’t grab anything and that’s how I got by Brian (Gleason). I was trying to stay conservative; I wasn’t very consistent, so I guess that was just nerves.”

Harry Shaffer and Griffen Mansmith started the 20-lap Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman feature on the front row and ran lap one side by side until Mansmith cleared Shaffer at the line to complete the lap. Brett Mortensen started the event in the fourth position and took the second spot away from Shaffer on lap three but under a caution one lap later suffered a flat tire and headed to the hot pit. He would restart at the rear of the field.

On the restart, tenth place starter Cody Clark was the new third place car while 12th place starter Payton Talbot was right behind in fourth. Another yellow flag slowed the field on lap 11 for a four-car wreck in turn four with point leader Chad Edwards going to the hot pit at that point. He would restart at the rear of the field. Clark was the new second place car on the restart with Talbot in the third spot with Clark pressuring Mansmith for the lead on lap 16 just before he suffered a right rear flat tire to bring out yet another caution. Clark also went to the hot pit for a tire change and rejoined the rear of the field.

Talbot got by Mansmith for the lead with a slide job pass in turn two on the restart and led the remining laps through two more caution flags for his third win of the season and the fourth of his career in the division at Fonda. Edwards came all the way through the field to finish second followed by Troy palmer, Tim Dwyer, and Chip Constantino who also suffered a flat tire and had to come through the field.

“This car was awesome,” Talbot said in victory lane. “I didn’t know where Chad (Edwards) was, I knew that he went into the pits but then I heard over the Raceceiver that he was second. I knew he would be on the bottom; I tried the bottom a few times and the car just wasn’t good enough on the bottom, so I had to stick with the top. Turn one and two was pretty good, three and four I was sliding a bit, I could enter real good but then I would slide up. I was trying to keep my momentum up and it paid off.”

The Algonkin Motel Pro Stock feature started with Josh Coonradt leading from the pole position. With no laps completed, the yellow flag was out for Luke Horning who was in the wall in turn two. Horning was not injured but was done for the evening at that point. As Coonradt continued to lead, Caden Dumblewski and his father Chuck were racing for the second position, swapping the spot twice before Caden took control of the position on lap four.

Coonradt held a straightaway lead by lap seven with Chuck Dumblewski getting by his son Caden on lap 11 with 12th place starter Nick Stone now in the fourth position behind Caden Dumblewski. 11th place starter Beau Ballard got by both Stone and Caden Dumblewski for the third position with three laps to go but it was Coonradt that won by a straightaway for his first win of the season and the seventh of his career in the division at Fonda over Chuck Dumblewski, Ballard, Stone, and Caden Dumblewski.

“This win is great for our team and my family,” Coonradt said. “We lost our grandfather this week and this one is for him. With the field of cars, you have here you don’t know who is behind you and starting up front you don’t know what lane they are running. There are so many good, fast, competitive cars here that you just don’t know where anybody is.”

Connor Prokop took the lead on a lap 13 restart after the top two of AJ Greco and Josh Kane came together after the green flag flew on the restart. For Prokop it was his third win of the 2022 season in the 15-lap Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman division and he was followed in the top five by Greco, Kane, Brady Cordova, and Ryan Sweet in the top five.

Ken and Kerrie Hollenback put on a great race for the overall win in the 12-lap Fonda Fair Four Cylinder division with Ken nipping Kerrie at the line for the overall win with Dale VanAllen, Justin Ramsey, and Todd Morey completing the top five.

Next Saturday, July 30 Parks Companies will present a regular racing program in all divisions along with the CRSA Sprint Cars. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. and racing 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.

SUNOCO MODIFIED FEATURE TWIN 20 #1 – NICK HEYWOOD, Rocky Warner, Darwin Greene, David Schilling, Brian Gleason, Pep Corradi, Chris Curtis, Ronnie Johnson, Danny Varin, Bobby Hackel IV, Ryan Odasz, JaMike Sowle, Craig Hanson, Matt DeLorenzo, Dave Constantino, Bobby Varin, Rich Christman, Demetrious Drellos, Brian Pessolano, Don Bellen, Jim Introne Jr. (DNS), Tucker O’Connor (DNS)

1st career win in the division at Fonda for Heywood

LAP LEADERS – 1-20 Heywood

SUNOCO MODIFIED FEATURE TWIN 20 #2 – DAVID SCHILLING, Rocky Warner, Danny Varin, Ronnie Johnson, Ryan Odasz, Dave Constantino, Matt DeLorenzo, Craig Hanson, Brian Gleason, Nick Heywood, Darwin Greene, Bobby Varin, Demetrious Drellos, Brian Pessolano, Don Bellen, JaMike Sowle Chris Curtis, Rich Christman, Pep Corradi, Bobby Hackel IV, Jim Introne Jr. (DNS), Tucker O’Connor (DNS)

1st career win in the division at Fonda for Schilling

LAP LEADERS – 1-6 Gleason, 7-20 Schilling

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Heywood, Danny Varin, Warner

SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25-laps – PAYTON TALBOT, Chad Edwards, Troy Palmer, Tim Dwyer, Chip Constantino, Griffen Mansmith, Brendan Gibbons, Tanner Warner, Brett Mortensen, Carter Gibbons, Cody Clark, Greg Havlichek, Clayton DuMond, Troy Zilles, Jason Reome, Anthony Cardamone, Cory White, Tony Farone, Stephen Gray, Harry Shaffer, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Dylan Eldred, Mark Mortensen, Jason Greco, Matthew Perry (DNS)

3rd win of 2022 and 4th of his career in the division for Talbot

LAP LEADERS – 1-16 Mansmith, Talbot

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Shaffer, Mansmith, Zilles

GRECO’S NAPA HARD CHARGER AWARD – Talbot plus 11 from 12th to 1st

ALGONKIN MOTEL PRO STOCK FEATURE – 20-laps – JOSH COONRADT, Chucky Dumblewski, Beau Ballard, Nick Stone, Caden Dumblewski, Jason Morrison, Kenny Gates, Jim Normoyle, Andy Graves, Ivan Joslin, John Holmes, Don Collins, AJ Walters, Randy Cosselman, Buck Gasner, Gary Silkey, Luke Horning

1st win of 2022 and 7th of his career in the division for Coonradt

LAP LEADERS – 1-20 Coonradt

HEAT RACE WINNERS – $50 bonus from RCK Motorsports – Coonradt, Joslin

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING INC. LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 15-laps – CONNOR PROKOP, AJ Greco, Josh Kane, Brady Cordova, Ryan Sweet, Wesley Sutliff, Ashton DeWitt, Gus Kamburelis, Walter Cook, Michael Kalkbrenner, John Anderson, Mark Lighthall, Phil Arnold, Lance Hill, Bobby Rhinehardt, Bob Rowback, Jonathan Feagles, Zach Dufel, Corky Warner, Harold Robitaille, Kyle Dingman, Timmy Wilmot, Collin Williams

3rd win of 2022 and the 3rd of his career in the division for Prokop

LAP LEADERS – 1-5 Kamburelis, 6-12 Greco, 13-15 Prokop

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Hill, Kamburelis, Robitaille

FONDA FAIR FOUR CYLINDER FEATURE – 12-laps –KEN HOLLENBACK (SOHC), KERRIE HOLLENBACK (DOHC), Dale VanAllen, Justin Ramsey, Todd Morey, Wayne Russell Jr., John Napoli, Josh Ramsey, Zach McSpirit, TJ Marlitt, David Peek-Britten, Len St. Andrews

13th win of 2022 and the 81st of his career in the division for Ken Hollenback

10th win of 2022 and the 30th of his career in the division for Kerrie Hollenback

LAP LEADERS – 1 Napoli, 2-6 Ken Hollenback, 7-9 Kerrie Hollenback, 10-12 Ken Hollenback

FONDA SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS RECOVERY SPORTS GRILL FAN FAVORITE NIGHT MODIFIED TWIN 20’S

SUNOCO MODIFIED FEATURE TWIN 20 #1 – NICK HEYWOOD, Rocky Warner, Darwin Greene, David Schilling, Brian Gleason, Pep Corradi, Chris Curtis, Ronnie Johnson, Danny Varin, Bobby Hackel IV, Ryan Odasz, JaMike Sowle, Craig Hanson, Matt DeLorenzo, Dave Constantino, Bobby Varin, Rich Christman, Demetrious Drellos, Brian Pessolano, Don Bellen, Jim Introne Jr. (DNS), Tucker O’Connor (DNS)

1st career win in the division at Fonda for Heywood

LAP LEADERS – 1-20 Heywood

SUNOCO MODIFIED FEATURE TWIN 20 #2 – DAVID SCHILLING, Rocky Warner, Danny Varin, Ronnie Johnson, Ryan Odasz, Dave Constantino, Matt DeLorenzo, Craig Hanson, Brian Gleason, Nick Heywood, Darwin Greene, Bobby Varin, Demetrious Drellos, Brian Pessolano, Don Bellen, JaMike Sowle Chris Curtis, Rich Christman, Pep Corradi, Bobby Hackel IV, Jim Introne Jr. (DNS), Tucker O’Connor (DNS)

1st career win in the division at Fonda for Schilling

LAP LEADERS – 1-6 Gleason, 7-20 Schilling

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Heywood, Danny Varin, Warner

SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25-laps – PAYTON TALBOT, Chad Edwards, Troy Palmer, Tim Dwyer, Chip Constantino, Griffen Mansmith, Brendan Gibbons, Tanner Warner, Brett Mortensen, Carter Gibbons, Cody Clark, Greg Havlichek, Clayton DuMond, Troy Zilles, Jason Reome, Anthony Cardamone, Cory White, Tony Farone, Stephen Gray, Harry Shaffer, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Dylan Eldred, Mark Mortensen, Jason Greco, Matthew Perry (DNS)

3rd win of 2022 and 4th of his career in the division for Talbot

LAP LEADERS – 1-16 Mansmith, Talbot

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Shaffer, Mansmith, Zilles

GRECO’S NAPA HARD CHARGER AWARD – Talbot plus 11 from 12th to 1st

ALGONKIN MOTEL PRO STOCK FEATURE – 20-laps – JOSH COONRADT, Chucky Dumblewski, Beau Ballard, Nick Stone, Caden Dumblewski, Jason Morrison, Kenny Gates, Jim Normoyle, Andy Graves, Ivan Joslin, John Holmes, Don Collins, AJ Walters, Randy Cosselman, Buck Gasner, Gary Silkey, Luke Horning

1st win of 2022 and 7th of his career in the division for Coonradt

LAP LEADERS – 1-20 Coonradt

HEAT RACE WINNERS – $50 bonus from RCK Motorsports – Coonradt, Joslin

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING INC. LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 15-laps – CONNOR PROKOP, AJ Greco, Josh Kane, Brady Cordova, Ryan Sweet, Wesley Sutliff, Ashton DeWitt, Gus Kamburelis, Walter Cook, Michael Kalkbrenner, John Anderson, Mark Lighthall, Phil Arnold, Lance Hill, Bobby Rhinehardt, Bob Rowback, Jonathan Feagles, Zach Dufel, Corky Warner, Harold Robitaille, Kyle Dingman, Timmy Wilmot, Collin Williams

3rd win of 2022 and the 3rd of his career in the division for Prokop

LAP LEADERS – 1-5 Kamburelis, 6-12 Greco, 13-15 Prokop

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Hill, Kamburelis, Robitaille

FONDA FAIR FOUR CYLINDER FEATURE – 12-laps –KEN HOLLENBACK (SOHC), KERRIE HOLLENBACK (DOHC), Dale VanAllen, Justin Ramsey, Todd Morey, Wayne Russell Jr., John Napoli, Josh Ramsey, Zach McSpirit, TJ Marlitt, David Peek-Britten, Len St. Andrews

13th win of 2022 and the 81st of his career in the division for Ken Hollenback

10th win of 2022 and the 30th of his career in the division for Kerrie Hollenback

LAP LEADERS – 1 Napoli, 2-6 Ken Hollenback, 7-9 Kerrie Hollenback, 10-12 Ken Hollenback

LAST TO FIRST IN 29 LAPS NO PROBLEM FOR STEWART FRIESEN AT FONDA

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – On Saturday evening at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, Stewart Friesen started the 30-lap Sunoco Modified feature in the fourth position by the luck of the draw as the event was part of the F.X. Caprara Thunder on the Thruway Series with a $4,000 pay day on the line. Shortly after lap one was completed, Friesen got up too high in turn one and scraped the wall with the right rear of his car which ended up spinning out in turn two to bring out the caution.

Friesen went to the hot pit for repairs and rejoined the race at the rear of the 27-car field, putting on a clinic to get back to the front. With the aid of a few caution flags and a switch to the bottom lane late in the event, it was no problem for Friesen to get to the front, take the lead from Rocky Warner on lap 25, and go on to his fourth win of the 2022 season and the 83rd of his career at Fonda.

“It was faster up on top, so I stepped on it there and got behind Jess (wife Jessica Friesen) in the dirty air and it took off,” Friesen told Mimi Lazzaro in victory lane. “I wiped half of the right rear clip off the car at that point and got the rest of it down in three and four coming through traffic. Great race car, great race team, I don’t know what to say. Rocky was up top and then the top was going away, and I was able to get him on the bottom.”

The racing event at Fonda on Saturday was special for another reason as well as it was presented by One Zee Tees and AIM Autism to benefit the Crossroads Center for Children. The “Tailgate for a Cause” took place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a chicken barbeque, a dunk tank, raffles, and activities for the kids and all total according to Friesen in victory lane raised close to $30,000 for the Crossroads Center, which was attended by Stewart and Jessica’s son Parker in the past.

“I need to thank Halmar, the AIM Autism Group, the Fonda Fairgrounds, the Fonda Speedway crew, and everybody that came out for “Tailgate for a Cause” today,” Friesen said in victory lane. “I think the number that we raised for the Crossroads Center for Children was $30,000 so I am super proud of that. That’s why I love this community, that’s why I love this racetrack, whether they cheer or boo that’s why I love racing here, it’s the best.”

Other winners on One Zee Tees & AIM Autism present Autism Awareness Night at Fonda were Chad Edwards (Thunder on the Thruway Series Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman), Beau Ballard (Thunder on the Thruway Series Algonkin Motel Pro Stock), Zach Dufel (Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman), Ken Hollenback (Fonda Fair Four Cylinder SOHC), and Kerrie Hollenback (Fonda Fair Four Cylinder DOHC).

Also, on hand was Camping World Truck Series and FS1 racing commentator Todd Bodine who is Friesen’s teammate in the Camping World Truck Series. Bodine spent some time up in the announcer’s tower with Fonda Speedway announcer Chris Moore during the Sunoco Modified heat race evets.

“I didn’t grow up on dirt,” Bodine said to the crowd. “I grew up on asphalt but going to a couple of dirt races with Jess and Stewart I didn’t realize how much fun I was missing; it is very different and a lot of fun. I never raced on dirt with anything, but I would love to race a Modified.”

Next week at the Pocono Raceway, Bodine will make his 800th career start in the Camping World Truck Series as a teammate to Friesen in the Halmar #62 truck so best of luck to both drivers from the Fonda Speedway!

Pastor Greg Nitz said the prayer during opening ceremonies with Amanda Aiello of Schyler, NY doing a great job singing the National Anthem. Leeanne from Gloversville, NY was the winner of the 50/50 worth $2,871! As always great job by the 50/50 ladies and congratulations to Leeanne.

The 30-lap F.X. Caprara Thunder on the Thruway Series Sunoco Modified feature began with Rocky Warner the early race leader from his outside pole starting positions thanks to the luck of the draw. Jessica Friesen followed along in second with the caution out shortly after lap one was completed for Stewart Friesen who came in contact with the wall in between turns one and two and ended up sideways in turn two. Friesen went to the hot pit for repairs and rejoined at the rear of the 27-car field.

Warner led on the restart followed by Jessica Friesen with fifth place starter Ronnie Johnson up to the third position followed by Demetrious Drellos. Johnson and Drellos swapped the third position many times before Drellos took control of the spot by the time another caution flag flew on lap ten.

Warner chose the bottom on the restart and led at the drop of the green flag while Drellos took the second position away from Jessica Friesen with Stewart Friesen now up to the tenth spot. At the halfway point Warner was the race leader followed by Drellos, Jessica Friesen, Johnson, and seventh place starter Alex Yankowski.

After a caution on lap 17, Warner continued to lead running the outside of the speedway while others switched to the bottom including Stewart Friesen who was now in the top five after getting by Yankowski. One by one afterwards, Stewart Friesen made his way by Johnson and Jessica Friesen, making both of those passes on the bottom.

One final yellow flew on lap 19 and on this restart, Stewart Friesen was the new second place car after getting by Drellos. With Warner running up high, Stewart Friesen stayed low and challenged Warner for the lead in every turn but coming out of the turn Warner would use his momentum on the outside to maintain his lead.

Going into turn one with five laps to go, Stewart Friesen got alongside of Warner down low and coming out of turn two took the lead away, leading the remaining laps for the $4,000 win in the Halmar #44 Bicknell car. Warner ended up second followed by Drellos, Jessica Friesen, and Johnson.

“On a couple of those restarts guys were getting bottled up and going where I wanted to go,” Stewart Friesen said in victory lane. “I also got jammed up, so I went to the bottom, and I was able to pick off some cars. We adjusted the car before the feature and tightened it up a little more than I thought that we needed to.”

The F.X. Caprara Car Companies Thunder on the Thruway Series Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman feature began with Brett Mortensen leading at the drop of the green flag after starting third with the first of many caution flags in the event out with no laps completed for pole position starter Troy Palmer who pitted and rejoined the field at the rear.

Mortensen led on the original restart with 25th place starter Cody Clark in the tenth position when lap five was completed. Tony Farone brought out an unnecessary caution on lap six when he came to a stop in turn three at the pit entrance, then after the caution was thrown, he drove to the hot pit. He would continue on at the rear of the field.

On the restart, Mortensen dropped back to third after Tanner Warner made a slide job pass for the lead coming out of turn two with fourth place starter Chad Edwards also getting by Mortensen for the second position. After Farone brought out another caution flag on lap ten, Edwards was the new race leader on the restart with 11th place starter Payton Talbot now in the fourth position after getting by Mortensen.

At the halfway point in the event the top five consisted of Edwards, Warner, Talbot, Mortensen, and 17th place starter Chip Constantino. When the caution came out on lap 18 for Palmer who had his front-end collapse in turn four, it took away the straightaway advantage that Edwards had built up.

On the restart a multi car pileup ensued in turn one after Talbot and Mortensen came together on the front stretch just before the flag stand, with Mortensen ending up sideways collecting four other cars in the process. All drivers were okay, but Mortensen’s night came to an unfortunate end at that point while Talbot was able to continue on in the third position after the “racing” incident.

Edwards led the remaining laps for his sixth victory of the season in the John Kollar owned #10% Bicknell car followed in the top five by Talbot, Warner, Clark, and Constantino.

“Like usual I draw like crap for the heat races but still made our way into the draw for the feature then drew good for that,” Edwards said. “The track was real racy for us going before off the Modifieds, so I was able to get to the front, the last few weeks the track has been great for the most part.”

The F.X. Caprara Thunder on the Thruway Series Algonkin Pro Stock feature was caution free with Chuck Dumblewski leading at the drop of Joe Kriss’ green flag from the pole followed by outside front row starter Beau Ballard. At the finish line to complete lap three, Ballard nosed past Dumblewski for the lead and from that point on the race was for the second position to the checkered flag.

Fifth place starter Ivan Josin went around the outside of both Kenny Gates and Jason Morrison for the third position on lap six with ninth place starter Nick Stone also getting by the pair of drivers for the fourth spot. Ballard raced out to a straightaway lead at the halfway point with the top five at the time consisting of Dumblewski, Joskin, Stone, and eighth place starter Luke Horning.

Kenny Gates fell back out of the top five but after the halfway point he found the inside groove to his liking and got back into the top five at the checkered flag after getting by Joslin late in the event. Ballard went on to his second consecutive win of the season and the third of his career at Fonda followed in the top five by Dumblewski, Stone, Gates, and Joslin. Beau Ballard’s family was very excited in victory lane, greeting Ballard with cheers and hugs in victory lane.

“This poor kid right here (Parker) has been saying that he thinks that he is bad luck, Ballard said in victory lane. “He hasn’t been to victory lane with me since a tour race at Five Mile Point with my IMCA car when he was three years old. So, you don’t know how much this win means to me to have my two kids Parker and Weston with me here in victory lane. I was a little nervous how it was going to go with the rule change, but I’ve got no problem with it, we’re rolling.”

Zach Dufel took the lead on a lap nine restart and went on to win the 15-lap Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman feature for his fourth win of the season and the fourth time in his career in the division over eighth place starter Kyle Dingman, 10th place starter Connor Prokop, third place starter John Anderson, and seventh place starter Ryan Sweet.

The Hollenback brothers Ken and Kerrie continued their dominance of the Fonda Fair Four Cylinder division winning their 12th and ninth features respectively with Kenny the overall winner (SOHC) and Kerrie finishing second overall for the win in the DOHC category. John Napoli, Dale VanAllen, and TJ Marlitt completing the top five overall.

Next Saturday, July 23 the Recovery Sports Grill will present “Fan Favorite” Modified Twin 20’s paying $1,500 to win each along with all other regular divisions in action and no increase in the admission price! Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. and racing at 7:00 p.m.

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 – SATURDAY, JULY 16 – AIM AUTISM & ONE ZEE TEES PRESENTS AUTISM AWARENESS NIGHT

F.X. CAPRARA CAR COMPANIES THUNDER ON THE THRUWAY SERIES SUNOCO MODIFIED FEATURE – 30-laps – $4,000 to win – STEWART FRIESEN, Rocky Warner, Demetrious Drellos, Jessica Friesen, Ronnie Johnson, Alex Yankowski, Matt DeLorenzo, Brian Gleason, Bobby Varin, Chris Curtis, Tucker O’Connor, Nick Heywood, Rich Christman, Ryan Odasz, JaMike Sowle, Ray Zemken, Darwin Greene, Danny Varin, Dave Constantino, George Foley, Pep Corradi, Don Bellen, Jim Introne Jr., Bobby Hackel IV, David Schilling, Aaron Jacobs, Craig Hanson (DNS)

4th win of 2022 and the 83rd of his career in the division for Friesen

LAP LEADERS – 1-24 Warner, 25-30 Friesen

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Schilling, Warner, Stewart Friesen

F.X. CAPRARA CAR COMPANIES THUNDER ON THE THRUWAY SERIES SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25-laps – $1,500 to win – CHAD EDWARDS, Payton Talbot, Tanner Warner, Cody Clark, Chip Constantino, Troy Zilles, Brendan Gibbons, Kevin Chaffee, Tommy D’Angelo, Mark Mortensen, Greg Havlichek, Clayton DuMond, Carter Gibbons, Cory White, Jason Greco, Tim Dwyer, Anthony Cardamone, Brett Mortensen, Troy Palmer, Stephen Gray, Jeremy Tyrrell, Kaden Hohensheldt, Matthew Perry, Jason Reome, Tony Farone, Griffen Mansmith, Dan Santabarbara, Dylan Eldred (DNS), Harry Shaffer (DNS)

6th win of 2022 and the 19th of his career in the division for Edwards

LAP LEADERS – 1-6 Brett Mortensen, 7-10 Warner, 11-25 Edwards

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Chaffee, Palmer, Brendan Gibbons

GRECO’S NAPA HARD CHARGER AWARD – Clark 21 positions from 25th to 4th

F.X. CAPRARA CAR COMPANIES THUNDER ON THE THRUWAY SERIES ALGONKIN MOTEL PRO STOCK FEATURE – 20-Laps – $1,000 to win – BEAU BALLARD, Chucky Dumblewski, Nick Stone, Kenny Gates, Ivan Joslin, Luke Horning, Jason Morrison, Jim Normoyle, Josh Coonradt, Gary Silkey, AJ Walters, Caden Dumblewski, Randy Cosselman, John Holmes, Ken Griffen, Buck Gasner, Don Collins

2nd win of 2022 and the 3rd of his career in the division for Ballard

LAP LEADERS – 1-2 Chuck Dumblewski, 3-20 Ballard

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Stone, Morrison

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING INC. LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 15-laps – ZACH DUFEL, Kyle Dingman, Connor Prokop, John Anderson, Ryan Sweet, Lance Hill, Horold Robitaille, Wesley Sutliff, Tim Deffer, AJ Greco, Walter Cook, EJ Gallup, Gus Kamburelis, Bob Rowback, Mark Lighthall, Michael Kalkbrenner, Josh Kane, Timmy Wilmot (DNS)

4th win of 2022 and the 4th of his career in the division for Dufel

LAP LEADERS – 1-8 Kamburelis, 9-15 Dufel

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Kamburelis, Cook

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

12th win of 2022 and the 80th of his career in the division for Ken Hollenbeck

9th win of 2022 and the 29th of his career in the division for Kerrie Hollenbeck

LAP LEADERS – 1-12 Ken Hollenbeck

FONDA SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS 7/16/2022 AIM AUTISM & ONE ZEE TEES PRESENTS AUTISM AWARENESS NIGHT

DATE – SATURDAY, JULY 16 – AIM AUTISM & ONE ZEE TEES PRESENTS AUTISM AWARENESS NIGHT

F.X. CAPRARA CAR COMPANIES THUNDER ON THE THRUWAY SERIES SUNOCO MODIFIED FEATURE – 30-laps – $4,000 to win – STEWART FRIESEN, Rocky Warner, Demetrious Drellos, Jessica Friesen, Ronnie Johnson, Alex Yankowski, Matt DeLorenzo, Brian Gleason, Bobby Varin, Chris Curtis, Tucker O’Connor, Nick Heywood, Rich Christman, Ryan Odasz, JaMike Sowle, Ray Zemken, Darwin Greene, Danny Varin, Dave Constantino, George Foley, Pep Corradi, Don Bellen, Jim Introne Jr., Bobby Hackel IV, David Schilling, Aaron Jacobs, Craig Hanson (DNS)

4th win of 2022 and the 83rd of his career in the division for Friesen

LAP LEADERS – 1-24 Warner, 25-30 Friesen

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Schilling, Warner, Stewart Friesen

F.X. CAPRARA CAR COMPANIES THUNDER ON THE THRUWAY SERIES SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25-laps – $1,500 to win – CHAD EDWARDS, Payton Talbot, Tanner Warner, Cody Clark, Chip Constantino, Troy Zilles, Brendan Gibbons, Kevin Chaffee, Tommy D’Angelo, Mark Mortensen, Greg Havlichek, Clayton DuMond, Carter Gibbons, Cory White, Jason Greco, Tim Dwyer, Anthony Cardamone, Brett Mortensen, Troy Palmer, Stephen Gray, Jeremy Tyrrell, Kaden Hohensheldt, Matthew Perry, Jason Reome, Tony Farone, Griffen Mansmith, Dan Santabarbara, Dylan Eldred (DNS), Harry Shaffer (DNS)

6th win of 2022 and the 19th of his career in the division for Edwards

LAP LEADERS – 1-6 Brett Mortensen, 7-10 Warner, 11-25 Edwards

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Chaffee, Palmer, Brendan Gibbons

GRECO’S NAPA HARD CHARGER AWARD – Clark 21 positions from 25th to 4th

F.X. CAPRARA CAR COMPANIES THUNDER ON THE THRUWAY SERIES ALGONKIN MOTEL PRO STOCK FEATURE – 20-Laps – $1,000 to win – BEAU BALLARD, Chucky Dumblewski, Nick Stone, Kenny Gates, Ivan Joslin, Luke Horning, Jason Morrison, Jim Normoyle, Josh Coonradt, Gary Silkey, AJ Walters, Caden Dumblewski, Randy Cosselman, John Holmes, Ken Griffen, Buck Gasner, Don Collins

2nd win of 2022 and the 3rd of his career in the division for Ballard

LAP LEADERS – 1-2 Chuck Dumblewski, 3-20 Ballard

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Stone, Morrison

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING INC. LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 15-laps – ZACH DUFEL, Kyle Dingman, Connor Prokop, John Anderson, Ryan Sweet, Lance Hill, Horold Robitaille, Wesley Sutliff, Tim Deffer, AJ Greco, Walter Cook, EJ Gallup, Gus Kamburelis, Bob Rowback, Mark Lighthall, Michael Kalkbrenner, Josh Kane, Timmy Wilmot (DNS)

4th win of 2022 and the 4th of his career in the division for Dufel

LAP LEADERS – 1-8 Kamburelis, 9-15 Dufel

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Kamburelis, Cook

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

12th win of 2022 and the 80th of his career in the division for Ken Hollenback

9th win of 2022 and the 29th of his career in the division for Kerrie Hollenback

LAP LEADERS – 1-12 Ken Hollenback

AIM AUTISM & ONE ZEE TEES PRESENTS AUTISM AWARENESS NIGHT THIS SATURDAY, JULY 16 AT FONDA

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – On Saturday, July 16 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. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. and racing at 7:00 p.m.

Before the racing action begins there will be a “Tailgate for the Cause” event as AIM Autism and One Zee Tees presents Autism Awareness Night. From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. there will be events including a $15 chicken dinner, raffles of various items, music, a bounce house for the kids, a dunk tank, and more with all proceeds benefitting the Crossroads Center for Children.

The Crossroads Center for Children holds a special place in Stewart and Jessica Friesen’s hearts as their son Parker attended the center after he was diagnosed with Autism. This will be the third benefit for the organization held at the Fonda Speedway and organized by the Friesen’s, the first two were a huge success as this one promises to be as well.

So far in 2022 there have been four events held in the series, two races at each track, with Stewart Friesen and Matt DeLorenzo winning Modified evets at the Fonda Speedway while Matt Sheppard and Friesen won the two Modified events at Utica Rome. Cody Clark won both Crate 602 Sportsman events held at Fonda while Payton Talbot and Matt Janczuk won the two events at Utica Rome. Nick Stone has won all four of the events in the Pro Stock division, two at each track.

The current point standings in the F.X. Caprara Car Companies Thunder on the Thruway Series show Alex Yankowski leading the Modified division points by 17 points over Ronnie Johnson, Talbot leading the Crate 602 Sportsman division points by 12 points over Clark and Chad Edwards who are currently tied for the second position, and Stone leading the Pro Stock division points by 32 points over Beau Ballard.

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 Fonda Speedway. AIM Autism and One Zee Tees present Autism Awareness Night at the Track of Champions THIS SATURDAY, JULY 16.

Tailgate for a Cause 1-4 p.m. in the Entertainment Building – $15 BBQ Chicken Dinner – Raffles – Music – Bounce House – Dunk Tank & More – All to benefit the Crossroads Center for Children

F.X. Caprara Car Companies Thunder on the Thruway Series

Sunoco Modifieds 30 laps, $4,000 to win!

Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman 25 laps, $1,500 to win!

Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks – 20 laps, $1,000 to win!

Plus:

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

Drive-In: $75 (up to four passes). Link: http://fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/one-zee-tees-and…/

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

17TH ANNUAL HONDO CLASSIC WON BY BEAU BALLARD AT FONDA

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – On Saturday evening at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, the 29-lap Algonkin Motel Pro Stock feature was the 17th edition of the Hondo Classic in memory of the late Hondo Carpenter featuring a total purse of $3,669.97 in bonuses and lap sponsorships on top of the regular track purse! A complete list of bonuses and lap sponsorships are listed at the end of this release.

At the end of the extra distance 29-lap event, Beau Ballard was the winner of the Hondo Classic in the Kenn VanWert owned, #15 Nick Stone built “Manimal” Chassis. For Ballard it was his first win of the 2022 season, his first in the “Hondo Classic” and the second of his career at Fonda.

“We were real close Covid year and ran second to Nick (Stone) and last year we were alright, but it means a lot winning this race,” Ballard said in victory lane. “Kelley and Kaitlyn (Keefe) put a ton of work into it, there are tons of sponsors, and I grew up watching Hondo race here at Fonda. This one is really special; it means a lot to me.”

The Hondo Classic is named for Hondo Carpenter, a popular competitor in the Pro Stock division at the Fonda Speedway who lost his life in an ATV accident on July 4, 2005. Each year dozens of supporters of this event contribute to the bonus money that is awarded along with the track purse. According to the competitors, the money is always welcome but the big draw to the event is the bragging rights.

The First Annual Hondo Classic was won by Jim Burton in 2006. Nick Stone is a five-time winner of the event in 2007, 2008, 2016, 2017, & 2020 while Kenny Gates is a three-time winner of the event in 2009, 2015, & 2018. Pete Broderson has won the event twice in 2012 and 2014 while Chip Smith (2010), Rob Yetman (2011), Kenny Martin, Jr (2013), Josh Coonradt (2019), and Luke Horning (2021) each have one win in the event along with Burton.

The 2022 version of the event started with Luke Horning carrying a flag in his race car around the track which said “#9 HLC In Loving Memory” followed by a four wide salute to the fans while “Thunderstruck” played over the loudspeaker. Fonda Speedway announcer Chris Moore yelled Hondooooooooooooooooooooooooooo as the green flag was thrown with Jason Morison leading the first lap of the event.

The top three of Morrison, Beau Ballard, and Chuck Dumblewski were three wide coming out of turn four to complete lap one with Morrison holding on to the lead at that point until lap two when Ballard took over the lead. Nick Stone started the event in the 11th position and by lap six he was running in the top five.

The first yellow flag of the event flew on lap eight and on the restart, Stone got by two cars into the second position with Ballard maintaining his lead. Seventh place starter Luke Horning was also making his way to the front after the restart, getting by Morrison for the fourth position just before the red flag came out on lap nine for Randy Cosselman who got into the front stretch wall collecting three other cars in the wreck. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the wreck with Ballard choosing the outside groove for the restart which is where he had been running the entire race up to that point.

Horning was the new third place car on the restart behind the top two of Ballard and Stone. With Ballard running the outside it left no choice for Stone but to run the inside and lap after lap Stone tried to find the grip on the bottom to get by Ballard to no avail. At the halfway point in the event the top five consisted of Ballard, Stone, Horning, Dumblewski, and Ivan Joslin.

On lap 20, Stone brought out the caution when a wheel broke on his car while he was running in the second position. He went to the hot pit for a new tire and restarted at the rear of the field. Ballard again chose the outside for the restart and held on to it at that point before one final yellow slowed the field on lap 22 for Jim Normoyle who suffered a flat tire.

“I knew that it was only a matter of time before Nick (Stone) got to us, I knew that I had to just keep hitting my marks and keep running the car like I was, Ballard said. “I knew that I had a good car, and I hadn’t seen anybody, and Nick is the one to beat here so to line up door to door with him I knew that we had a good car.”

Ballard held on to the lead into turn one but in turn two Horning made a slide job pass for the lead. The lead was short lived however as Ballard crossed over and retook the lead on the inside of the backstretch. Ballard pulled away with three laps to go while Horning lost a bunch of positions after getting out of the groove in turn four and settling back in, in the seventh spot.

“I kind of anticipated the slide job was coming from Luke after the restart before,” Ballard said. I knew that he was gonna drive it in hard, so I just kept my momentum up and I’m gonna lie to you I wasn’t gonna give him any room going into turn three because after leading that many laps I wasn’t about to let it go.”

Ballard crossed under Joe Kriss’ checkered flag first followed in the top five by sixth place starter Josh Coonradt, Stone who came all the way from the rear of the field in nine laps for the third spot, Dumblewski, and Morrison.

“I was getting sick of all the yellows I can tell you that,” Ballard told Mimi Lazzaro in victory lane. “But I knew that we had a good hot rod, and we were able to hold off both Nick early on and Luke as well.”

We’ve struggled all year here at Fonda definitely for the worse, so we’re happy with second,” second place finisher Josh Coonradt said as the top three joined Ballard in victory lane. “Beau is a great guy, and the win couldn’t have gone to a better person tonight.”

“I hit the wall during my heat race and cracked the wheel which came apart during the feature,” Stone said after his third-place finish. “I should have found it, but I overlooked it. Stuff like that happens and after that I just tried to focus more and picking off all of the cars that I could. It’s nice to see the “Manimal” cars here in victory lane in the top three.”

“We always said that we would keep doing this as long as the fans, drivers, and everyone was interested in doing it,” event organizer Kelley Keefe (along with her daughter Kaitlyn said of the Hondo Classic. “We never have a problem getting sponsors and we have more drivers all the time, so we are grateful that they are interested in the event and that they want to keep Hondo’s memory alive with us. It is fun and we are glad to be able to do it, Fonda is great to us and lets us do basically whatever we want.”

In addition to the Hondo Classic the 1st Annual Bobco Memorial Dash for Cash in memory of the late, long time Fonda Speedway videographer Bob James who passed away on September 20, 2020, was held. Organized by Bob’s longtime friend Mark Krosky, the top two finishers in each of the Algonkin Motel Pro Stock heat races were eligible to participate in the five-lap dash event.

Bob’s mother and sisters were there for the presentations in victory lane for the event which paid $509 for first place followed by $409 for second, $369 for third, $329 for fourth, $289 for fifth, and $269 for sixth based on a six-car field. Bob James was a long-time car owner for Hondo Carpenter so what better night to have a Dash for Cash in his honor than during Hondo Classic Night!

Nick Stone was the winner of the Bobco Memorial Dash for Cash followed by Chuck Dumblewski, Jason Morrison, Bill Knapp, Andy Graves, and Luke Horning. A special trophy was presented to Stone with an old-time video camera on top of it, what a fitting tribute to a man who lived and breathed videoing stock car races at different tracks.

“I met Bob when we first started racing,” Stone said after the event win. “I remember we used to call him to try and get the videos as fast as we could after Saturday nights race, so whenever they were ready, we would go to his house and get them. Things are a lot different now with TV and cell phones and I kind of miss those days.”

“Bob and Hondo were two of the guys I first met when we started racing through Kenny Martin and those are the people that brought me around and into this,” Stone continued to say. “It is great to have this dash in memory of Bobco, we always look forward to the Hondo Classic and this is a great little bonus added on to it to remember Bob and Hondo both on the same night.”

“Starting on the pole is sometimes tough,” second place dash finisher Chuck Dumblewski said afterwards. “I wanted to go to the top but sometimes you don’t know if someone else is up there and by the time I got up there it was too late. Bob was always the first to come up and see me to buy a video, and he told me how I did on the video. That was always fun, and I do miss that. He wasn’t only videoing, he was paying attention to what was going on, it was always nice to talk to him.”

“I’ve only been in these car (pro stocks) for eight years,” Morrison said after his third-place finish. “I have participated in every one of these Hondo Classic events and I’m gonna keep doing it.”

17TH ANNUAL “HONDO CLASSIC” ALGONKIN MOTEL PRO STOCK FEATURE – 29-laps – BEAU BALLARD, Josh Coonradt, Nick Stone, Chucky Dumblewski, Jason Morrison, Ivan Joslin, Luke Horning, Kenny Gates, AJ Walters, Andy Graves, Gary Silkey, Shane Playford, Jim Normoyle, Bill Knapp, John Holmes, Slater Baker, Buck Gasner, Devon Camenga, Don Collins, Dillon Vanston, Billy Hillman, Chris Daughtry, Randy Cosselman, Dennis Joslin, Caden Dumblewski, Dan Krajewski, Jeff McPhail (DNS)

1st win of 2022, 1st Hondo Classic win, and the 2nd win of his career in the division at Fonda for Ballard

LAP LEADERS – 1 Morrison, 2-29 Ballard

HEAT RACE WINNERS – $50 bonus from Sampson Motorcar – Chuck Dumblewski, Stone, Graves

1ST ANNUAL BOB JAMES (BOBCO) MEMORIAL DASH FOR CASH – 5-laps – NICK STONE, Chuck Dumblewski, Jason Morrison, Bill Knapp, Andy Graves, Luke Horning

 

17th ANNUAL HONDO CLASSIC
BONUS POSITION SPONSOR AMOUNT
Finishing Bonuses
Winner Snap On Tools – Chris Morris 100.00
Winner Meerkat Pest Control 150.00
2nd Place Finish Bulldog Concrete 99.00
2nd Place Finish Patty Gentile in Memory of Bobby James 50.00
3rd Place Finish Irwin & Sons Farm 75.00
3rd Place Finish Jennifer Prindle 25.00
4th Place Finish Melissa Lazzaro 50.00
5th Place Finish RaceProWeekly “Thanks for the good times Bobco” 59.00
6th Place Finish Joslin Racing 70.00
7th Place Finish Irwin & Sons Farm 50.00
8th Place Finish Joslin Racing 50.00
9th Place Finish Driveshafts by DMC 49.00
9th Place Finish Kaitlyn Keefe 50.00
10th Place Finish Camenga Construction 50.00
11th Place Finish KMS Racing 100.00
11th Place Finish Camenga Construction 50.00
12th Place Finish In Memory of Kevin “Wolfie” George 50.00
13th Place Finish Haslun Racing 50.00
14th Place Finish Irwin & Sons Farm 25.00
15th Place Start VanWert/Ballard Racing 25.00
15th Place Finish VanWert/Ballard Racing 25.00
16th Place Finish In Memory of Bob James 9.00
17th Place Finish Irwin & Sons Farm 25.00
18th Place Finish In Memory of Bob James 9.00
19th Place Finish In Memory of Bob James 9.00
20th Place Finish In Memory of Bob James 9.00
21st Place Finish In Memory of Bob James 9.00
22nd Place Finish In Memory of Bob James 9.00
23rd Place Finish In Memory of Bob James 9.00
24th Place Finish In Memory of Bob James 9.00
25th Place Finish In Memory of Bob James 9.00
Lap Bonuses
Lap 1 Leader Mortensen 1B & 1M Racing 20.00
Lap 2 Leader Stone Motorsports 29.99
Lap 3 Leader Gates Racing 35.00
Lap 4 Leader Melissa Lazzaro 50.00
Lap 5 Leader Bulldog Concrete 50.00
Lap 6 Leader Stone Motorsports 50.00
Lap 6 Leader Snap On Tools – Chris Morris 20.00
Lap 7 Leader Stone Motorsports 29.99
Lap 8 Leader Stone Motorsports 29.99
Lap 8 Leader Leeann Achzet in Memory of Fonda HOF Lee Achzet 81.00
Lap 8 2nd Place Leeann Achzet 35.00
Lap 9 Leader J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters 50.00
Lap 9 Leader Snap On Tools – Chris Morris 20.00
Lap 10 Leader Gates Racing 35.00
Lap 11 Leader Scott Friers in Memory of Steve Bidwell 60.00
Lap 11 11th Place Scott Friers in Memory of Steve Bidwell 51.00
Lap 12 Leader Firefly Creations In Memory Of Poppa Ray Galusha 25.00
Lap 13 Leader Haslun Racing 50.00
Lap 14 Leader Gates Racing 35.00
Lap 15 Leader Stone Motorsports 50.00
Lap 15 Leader VanWert/Ballard Racing 25.00
Lap 15 15th Place VanWert/Ballard Racing 25.00
Lap 16 Leader Snap On Tools – Chris Morris 20.00
Lap 16 Leader Joslin Racing 20.00
Lap 17 Leader Stone Motorsports 50.00
Lap 17 Leader Irwin & Sons Farm 25.00
Lap 18 Leader Joslin Racing 20.00
Lap 18 Leader Rick LaGrange 10.00
Lap 19 Leader Tom Czaban 20.00
Lap 19 Leader Snap On Tools – Chris Morris 20.00
Lap 19 Leader Rick LaGrange 10.00
Lap 20 Leader Stone Motorsports 50.00
Lap 20 Leader Rick LaGrange 10.00
Lap 21 Leader Joslin Racing 20.00
Lap 21 Leader Rick LaGrange 10.00
Lap 22 Leader Bulldog Concrete 50.00
Lap 22 Leader Rick LaGrange 10.00
Lap 23 Leader Fox23 Fast Tracks Alumni 23.00
Lap 24 Leader Snap On Tools – Chris Morris 20.00
Lap 25 Leader Stone Motorsports 50.00
Lap 26 Leader From the 2 Amsterdam Napa #7s 77.00
Lap 27 Leader Stone Motorsports 50.00
Lap 28 Leader Kelley Keefe in Memory of Larry Carpenter, Sr. 25.00
Lap 29 Leader Tom Czaban 20.00
SPECIAL AWARDS
Hondo’s Lunch Joe Achzet 25.00
Winner’s Check Joe Achzet
Victory Lane Sign Joe Achzet
Krash’s Last Pass Bonus – $100 goes to the car that is passed last for the lead,
 resulting in the win.  Courtesy of Krash Menders.
Heat Races sponsored by J&J Racing/INOC DataCenters and paid as follows:
 1st – $75  2nd – $50   3rd – $25
NYSSCA 9th Member Award – The New York State Stock Car Association will
reward the 9th NYSSCA member to cross the finish line with $100.
H & K Hard Luck Award – Holmes & Kugler Towing will give $100 to the driver
whose car is the first to leave the track on the hook.
Hard Charger Award – The driver advancing the furthest from his starting position
will receive $100 from Ed Lamberton and $20 from Joslin Racing.
Leaf Spring Car Award – Ed Lamberton will reward the first leaf spring car with
$100.00

 

The family of Bob James (BOBCO) would like to thank the racing community for their support of the dash and remembering Bobby with this special memorial dash. Special thanks goes out to: Krash Menders, Holly Krosky, NESCOT, Rich Carpinello, Kelley and Kaitlyn Keefe, Mel Thomas, Bob and Tina Gamache, Don Kruger, Racin’ Tom Czaban, Joe and Ivy Williams, All in Printing and Designs, Bob Hackel Used Cars, Krazy Kenny Martin, Don and Diane Champion in memory of Craig, Kugler’s Red Barn, along with Bob’s Mom and Sisters who also donated to the dash.

 

Lap Leaders Heat Winners
Lap/Place Driver Heat 1:
1 – Leader 715 – Jason Morrison 1st 7D – Chucky Dumblewski
2 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard 2nd 715 – Jason Morrrison
3 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard 3rd 49 – Ivan Joslin
4 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard
5 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard Heat 2:
6 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard 1st 8N – Nick Stone
7 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard 2nd 2H – Luke Horning
8 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard 3rd 15 – Beau Ballard
8 – 2nd 7D – Chucky Dumblewski
9 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard Heat 3:
10 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard 1st 96 – Andy Graves
11 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard 2nd 21 – Bill Knapp
11 – 11th 9B -Slater Baker 3rd 9B – Slater Baker
12 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard
13 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard
14 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard Hondo’s Lunch Money (Last Place Car)
15 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard 80 – Dan Krajewski
15 -15th 9B -Slater Baker
16 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard
17 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard Hard Charger (w/ # of Positions)
18 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard 8N – Nick Stone – +8 from 11th to 3rd
19 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard
20 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard
21 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard Hard Luck Award
22 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard 54M – Jeff McPhail – Didn’t start the feature, had damage from the heat race.
23 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard
24 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard
25 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard Last Car Passed by the Winner for the Win
26 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard 715 – Jason Morrison
27 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard
28 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard
29 – Leader 15 – Beau Ballard 1st on Hook
07 – Dennis Joslin
9th NYSSCA Member Across the Line
22 – AJ Walters 1st Leaf Spring
49 – Ivan Joslin
BOBCO Dash
1st 8N – Nick Stone 15th Place Starter
2nd 7D – Chucky Dumblewski 110 – Devon Camenga
3rd 715 – Jason Morrison
4th 21 – Bill Knapp
5th 96 – Andy Graves
6th 2H – Luke Horning

 

 

 

 

DELORENZO TAKES FIFTH WIN OF THE SEASON ON FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT AT FONDA

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – Samson Motorcar sponsored the $5 admission “Fan Appreciation Night” at the Fonda Speedway on Saturday evening and when the checkered flag flew on the Sunoco Modified feature event it was Matt DeLorenzo scoring his fifth win of the 2022 season and the 42nd time in his career at the “Track of Champions”.

“You’re making me sound old,” DeLorenzo joked with Mimi Lazzaro in victory lane. “Hats off to my brother again and my whole crew, my other brother is here with us tonight and Kevin from KJG Motorsports who has stood behind me for my entire career is also here tonight so that is pretty cool.”

Other winners on Sampson Motorcar Night at Fonda were Payton Talbot (Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman), Zach Dufel (Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman), Ken Hollenback (SOHC Fonda Four Cylinder), Dale VanAllen (DOHC Fonda Fair Four Cylinder), and Jason Reome (Swagger Factory Apparel Black Flag Challenge for the Crate 602 Sportsman).

The 17th Annual Hondo Classic for the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks was also held on Saturday at Fonda with Beau Ballard getting his first win in the prestigious event along with his first win of the 2022 season at Fonda and the second of his career in the division at the “Track of Champions”. The 1st Annual Bobco (Bob James) Dash for Cash was also held in conjunction with the Honda Classic with Nick Stone taking the win in that event. A separate press release will follow this one for the prestigious Hondo Classic event.

Congratulations to Jeff from Johnstown who was the winner of the 50/50 worth $3,080! As always great job by Julie, Rose, & Heather.

After a prayer from Pastor Greg Nitz and a fantastic rendition of the National Anthem by Mimi Lazzaro the first green flag of the event was thrown in the 30-lap Sunoco Modified feature event with Nick Heywood leading from his pole position start followed by division rookie Tucker O’Connor.

O’Connor got by Heywood for the lead on the outside at the finish line when lap three was completed while Ryan Odasz and Craig Hanson also got by Heywood for the second and third positions after starting the event fourth and seventh, respectively.

Odasz and Hanson were right on the leaders rear bumper on lap ten with Hanson ducking under both Odasz and O’Connor to lead lap eleven. The top five at the halfway point consisted of Hanson, eighth place starter Demetrious Drellos, O’Connor, ninth place starter Rocky Warner, and 12th place starter Matt DeLorenzo.

DeLorenzo was the new third place car on lap 18 while Hanson and Drellos were waging a war for the lead in the event. Drellos made a slide job pass of Hanson for the lead in turn two on lap 19 with Hanson returning the favor in turn four to hold on to the lead at the completion of the lap. Then things started to get very interesting.

Drellos had a great run in turns three and four and was alongside of Hanson for the lead in turn four with Hanson then switching lanes to try to block the move putting Drellos into the front stretch wall. Both cars continued on but going into turn one Drellos got too close to the inside burm and made contact with it with his left front, darting his car to the right and coming in contact with Hanson’s left rear spinning out the car #20C and bringing out the yellow.

Hanson restarted at the rear of the while Drellos drove to the pit area, not sure if officials sent him there or he did it on his own, but he was done for the night after a great run. After watching all of the action going on in front of him, DeLorenzo was handed the lead after the spin by Hanson and chose the inside for the restart with Warner the new second place car.

“I was catching the top two a little bit I thought, and then I don’t know what happened in turn one, but I saw Hanson spin and barely missed him,” DeLorenzo said after the race. “But luckily I did miss him and was able to get by him.”

One more red flag slowed the field on the restart after a multi car wreck mid pack but when the green flag flew again for the final ten laps it was a two-car battle between DeLorenzo and Warner for the win. A quick pass to the inside of the lap car of Don Bellen and then to the outside of another lap car Dylan Scribner in turns one and two sealed the win for DeLorenzo who went on to the win in the BBL Companies #3D Bicknell car powered by an Enders Big Block.

Warner finished second followed by 10th place starter Ronnie Johnson, 13th place starter Dave Constantino, and fifth place starter Chris Curtis.

“The car was really good before the red flag,” DeLorenzo said in victory lane. “But then the lap cars got me a little bit and fortunately I was able to get through them okay. We’re on a roll, we had to change a radiator in the car this afternoon which had a crack in it from last night, so hats off to everybody on my crew it’s a lot of fun. These coil cars, you can dial yourself out in a hurry, we thought that we made the right adjustment last Sunday and I was horrible but tonight it ran real good.”

The 25-lap Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman feature was run green to checker with outside pole position starter Brendan Gibbons leading at the drop of Joe Kriss’ green flag. Fifth place starter Mark Mortensen was the new fourth place car on lap five and just before the halfway point in the event Mortensen was in the third position after getting by Cory White.

At the halfway point in the event Gibbons had a comfortable lead over Gray, Mortensen, White, and Dwyer but lap traffic started coming into play a couple of laps later. On lap 15, 12th place starter Payton Talbot was in the top five and one by one passed White, Mortensen, and Gray for the second position.

Gibbons continued to run the bottom as he did all race long but so was the lap car of Taylor LaPlante allowing Talbot to get around the outside of both LaPlante and Gibbons for the race lead on lap 21. Talbot led the remaining laps of the event in the Ted’s Body Shop, Hig Fab #14T powered by a Donath Crate Motor followed in the top five by Gray, 15th place starter Chad Edwards, Gibbons, and Mortensen.

“Once we found the top it was good,” Talbot said in F.X. Caprara Victory Lane. “I was kind of struggling on the bottom a little while. I got pinned down there for about ten laps I think but when we went to the top it was real good and I started going by people, it was just a great night. With crate racing it is so hard to make up ground so you gotta go anywhere somebody isn’t and when we switched up to the top it was a lot better.”

Ryan Sweet led the first 12 laps of the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman feature after starting on the pole with eighth place starter Zach Dufel the new second place car on lap five. Sweet led by a straightaway at that point with Dufel closing in on the leader with five laps to go.

Dufel took the lead away from Sweet with a pass on the inside of turns three and four with two laps to go and went on to his third win of the 2022 season and the third of his career in the division over Sweet, 12th place starter Connor Prokop, 11th place starter Josh Kane, and third place starter John Anderson.

Ken Hollenback continued his dominance of the Fonda Fair Four Cylinder division with his 11th win of the 2022 season in a single overhead cam while Dale VanAllen was the winner of the dual overhead cam class after finishing second overall for his first career win in the division at Fonda. John Napoli, Kerrie Hollenback, and Bruce Liddle completed the top ten in the event.

A unique event was also held for the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman with the running of the first annual “Black Flag Challenge”. The event was held for the 16 cars that had perfect attendance this season along with the winner of last week’s Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman feature for a total of 17 cars getting the green flag for the first four lap segment.

Jeremy Tyrrell was the winner of the first round and chose an eight-car invert for positions for round two which was won by Chad Edwards. Round three was won by Troy Palmer and after a two-car invert Jason Reome who started on the outside of the front row was the winner of round four followed by Edwards, Talbot, and Palmer. A complete finish for all 17 cars can be found at the bottom of this release.

“I kind of figured that I was gonna win it to be honest with you,” a confident Reome said after the event on victory lane. “Being the first time we’ve ever done it, I like it, and will do it again.”

“I can take very little credit for this event,” Swagger Factory Apparel’s Michael Jackson said after the event was completed. “Scott Friers approached me prior to covid and said the Modifieds have the Bill Ag event, the Pro Stocks have the Hondo Classic event, the Sportsman guys need something, and I said I’m in. I would attach my name to anything Scott Friers does, he does so much for local sports and local auto racing. So, we started brainstorming the idea, this was something different and I think that it worked.”

“Hopefully, the drivers and the fans like the event,” Friers said afterwards. “We’ll try to get some feedback on the event and maybe make some changes but hopefully we’ll see it back. I Know Mike doesn’t like to say anything, but he does just as much or more for anyone in local racing, especially at Fonda, and everyone in the pits should be thanking him for what he does.”

Next Saturday, July 16 at the Fonda Speedway, One Zee Tees and AIM Autism presents Autism Awareness Night featuring the “Thunder on the Thruway Series” for the Sunoco Modifieds, the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, and the Algonkin Motel Pro Stock divisions. The Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman, and the Fonda Fair Four Cylinders. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. and racing at 7:00 p.m.

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 – 7/9/2022 SAMPSON MOTORCAR “FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT”

SUNOCO MODIFIED FEATURE – 30-laps – MATT DELORENZO, Rocky Warner, Ronnie Johnson, Dave Constantino, Chris Curtis, Ryan Odasz, Tucker O’Connor, Brian Gleason, JaMike Sowle, Craig Hanson, David Schilling, Bobby Varin, Darwin Greene, Dylan Scribner, Ray Zemken, Bill August, Don Bellen, Pep Corradi, Demetrious Drellos, Nick Heywood, Steve Akers, Jim Introne Jr., Rich Christman (DNS)

5th win of 2022 and the 42nd of his career in the division at Fonda for DeLorenzo

LAP LEADERS – 1-2 Heywood, 3-10 O’Connor, 11-20 Hanson, 21-30 DeLorenzo

HEAT RACE WINNERS – $100 bonus from Sampson Motorcar – Heywood, Warner, Odasz

SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25-laps – PAYTON TALBOT, Stephen Gray, Chad Edwards, Brendan Gibbons, Mark Mortensen, Tim Dwyer, Troy Palmer, Cory White, Chip Constantino, Tanner Warner, Cody Clark, Brett Mortensen, Troy Zilles, Jeremy Slosek, Greg Havlichek, Jeremy Tyrrell, Clayton DuMond, Matthew Perry, Jason Greco, Griffen Mansmith, Taylor LaPlante, Anthony Cardamone, Jason Reome, Carter Gibbons, Brett Martin, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Harry Shaffer

2nd win of 2022 and the 3rd of his career in the division at Fonda for Talbot

LAP LEADERS – 1-20 Brendan Gibbons, 21-25 Talbot

HEAT RACE WINNERS – $50 bonus from Sampson Motorcar – Gray, Talbot, Mark Mortensen

GRECO’S NAPA HARD CHARGER AWARD – Edwards 12 positions 15th to 3rd

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING INC. LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 15-laps – ZACH DUFEL, Ryan Sweet, Connor Prokop, Josh Kane, John Anderson, Michael Kalkbrenner, Lance Hill, Kyle Dingman, Gus Kamburelis, Mark Lighthall, Bob Rowback, Walter Cook, AJ Greco, Harold Robitaille, Wesley Sutliff (DNS), Joe McSpirit (DNS)

3rd win of 2022 and 3rd win of his career in the division for Dufel

LAP LEADERS – 1-12 Sweet, 13-15 Dufel

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Sweet, Kamburelis

FONDA FAIR FOUR CYLINDER FEATURE – 12-laps – KEN HOLLENBACK (SOHC), DALE VANALLEN (DOHC), John Napoli, Kerrie Hollenback, Bruce Liddle, Justin Ramsey, Wayne Russell Jr, Todd Morey, TJ Marlitt, Christopher Jennings Sr., David Peek-Britten, Len St. Andrews, Lee Horning, Josh Ramsey (DNS)

11th win of 2022 and 79th of his career in the division at Fonda for Ken Hollenback

1st win of 2022 and 1st career win in the division at Fonda for VanAllen

LAP LEADERS – 1-3 Napoli, 4-12 Ken Hollenback

SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN “BLACK FLAG CHALLENGE” – JASON REOME, Chad Edwards, Payton Talbot, Troy Palmer, Greg Havlichek, Troy Zilles, Brendan Gibbons, Brett Mortensen, Tanner Warner, Cody Clark, Carter Gibbons, Jeremy Tyrrell, Mark Mortensen, Chip Constantino, Connor Prokop, Clayton DuMond, Harry Shaffer (DNS)

👍🏻UPDATED 7/8

🏴🏴Swagger Factory Apparel 602 Black Flag Challenge 🏴🏴

🗓Saturday July 9th

📍Fonda Speedway

*️Only Drivers with Perfect Attendance Are Eligible

☑️17 Cars to Compete

📈16 602 Drivers With Perfect Attendance Chad Edwards 10% Payton Talbot 14t Cody Clark 4 Chip Constantino 63 Mark Mortensen 1m 74 Troy Palmer 17 Tanner Warner 3 97 Troy Zilles 14z 97 Brett Mortensen 1b Clayton DuMond 314 Jason Reome 27 Brendan Gibbons b24 Greg Havlichek 15 Carter Gibbons 427 Jeremy Tyrrell 14J Harry Shaffer 1H

🏆602 Limited Feature Winner from The Previous Week Guaranteed- CONNOR PROKOP

💥4 Rounds

💥Each Round Is 4 Laps

🏴4 Drivers Eliminated Following Each Round

🏴*5 Drivers Eliminated Following the First Round

*First Round Will Be Handicapped by Points *Limited Feature Winner From Previous Week Will Start Last *Bring Out A Yellow Automatically Black Flagged *After Each Round Remaining Cars Will Stop At The Flagger Stand. Leader Will Then Draw Invert Number for The Next Round

🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴

Round 1 Winner $100 sponsored by Racin Rhino Karting And Parts Eliminated Drivers (5) $50 Round 1 Payout- $350

Round 2 Winner $150 sponsored by Chris Abele Eliminated Drivers (4) $75 sponsored by Carole and Alton Palmer worth $300 Round 2 Payout- $450

Round 3 Winner $200 sponsored by BC Repair/Brian Calabrese Eliminated Drivers (4) $100 Round 3 Payout- $600

🏆Final Four🏆

Winner- $500

2nd-$200

3rd-$150 sponsored by Auspelmyer Excavating & Paving LLC

4th-$100

Final Payout- $950

TOTAL PAYOUT- $2,350

Bonus Money

BDRspeed.com Hard Charger $200 to the driver who passes the most cars in the challenge through all 4 Rounds.

BDRspeed.com $100 Gift Certificate to the first or worst damaged car in the challenge event.

Elmo’s Speed & Supply $100 Gift Certificates to the last place driver in each segment.

Elmo’s Speed & Supply $100 Gift Certificate to the overall winner of the challenge event.

Online Performance Parts $200 to the overall winner of the challenge.

BC Repair/Brian Calabrese $100 Highest Finishing Driver Without A Feature Win In 2022

33 Race Products LLC $50 to the 3rd driver eliminated in the first three rounds of the challenge

Thomas Coughlin $100 Fastest Lap In The Challenge

The Black Flag Lady/Bonnie Reuss $25 7th Place Finisher In The Challenge

The Black Flag Lady/Bonnie Reuss $25 8th Place Finisher In The Challenge

Zach Dufel 3rd Place Final Round will receive an exclusive invite to the STSS Fantasy Football League a $150 Value

MPR Racing/Martin Prokop Racing $300 Total 2nd Place Driver in each round will receive $75

H&K Towing $100 1st Car on the hook

4th Place Final Round 4 AIM Autism Chicken BBQ Tickets $60 Value

💥All Drivers with Perfect Attendance Will Be Put In A Drawing For A Swagger Factory Apparel Driver’s Suit (Value $999)!!!!

 

 

Finishing Order
Finish Driver Overall Winner
Round 4 1st 27 – Jason Reome 27 – Jason Reome
2nd 10% – Chad Edwards
3rd 14T – Payton Talbot
4th 17 – Troy Palmer 7th Place Overall
Round 3 5th 15 – Greg Havlichek B24 – Brendan Gibbons
6th 14Z – Troy Zilles
7th B24 – Brendan Gibbons
8th 1B – Brett Mortensen 8th Place Overall
Round 2 9th 3 – Tanner Warner 1B – Brett Mortensen
10th 4 – Cody Clark
11th 427 – Carter Gibbons
12th 14J – Jeremy Tyrrell 3rd Place in Final Round
Round 1 13th 1M – Mark Mortensen 14T – Payton Talbot
14th 63 – Chip Constantino
15th 12P – Connor Prokop
16th 314 – Clayton DuMond 4th Place in Final Round
17th 21H – Harry Shaffer 17 – Troy Palmer
2nd Place Finishers in Each Round
1st Round 427 – Carter Gibbons Fastest Lap
2nd Round 1B – Brett Mortensen Round 2 – 10% – Chad Edwards – 20.802
3rd Round 27 – Jason Reome
4th Round 10% – Chad Edwards
1st/Worst with Damage
3rd Place Finishers in 1st 3 Rounds 314 – Clayton DuMond
1st Round 27 – Jason Reome
2nd Round 27 – Jason Reome
3rd Round 14T – Payton Talbot 1st on Hook
314 – Clayton DuMond
Last Place in Each Round
1st Round 21H – Harry Shaffer
2nd Round 14J – Jeremy Tyrrell Hard Charger
3rd Round 1B – Brett Mortensen Chad Edwards – 16 total cars passed between all 4 rounds
4th Round 17 – Troy Palmer
Highest Finisher w/o a 2022 Feature Win Draw for Driver’s Suit
27 – Jason Reome B24 – Brendan Gibbons

 

FONDA SPEEDWAY QUICK RESULTS 7/9/2022 SAMPSON MOTORCAR PRESENTS “FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT”

SUNOCO MODIFIED FEATURE – 30-laps – MATT DELORENZO, Rocky Warner, Ronnie Johnson, Dave Constantino, Chris Curtis, Ryan Odasz, Tucker O’Connor, Brian Gleason, JaMike Sowle, Craig Hanson, David Schilling, Bobby Varin, Darwin Greene, Dylan Scribner, Ray Zemken, Bill August, Don Bellen, Pep Corradi, Demetrious Drellos, Nick Heywood, Steve Akers, Jim Introne Jr., Rich Christman (DNS)

5th win of 2022 and the 42nd of his career in the division at Fonda for DeLorenzo

LAP LEADERS – 1-2 Heywood, 3-10 O’Connor, 11-20 Hanson, 21-30 DeLorenzo

HEAT RACE WINNERS – $100 bonus from Sampson Motorcar – Heywood, Warner, Odasz

SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 25-laps – PAYTON TALBOT, Stephen Gray, Chad Edwards, Brendan Gibbons, Mark Mortensen, Tim Dwyer, Troy Palmer, Cory White, Chip Constantino, Tanner Warner, Cody Clark, Brett Mortensen, Troy Zilles, Jeremy Slosek, Greg Havlichek, Jeremy Tyrrell, Clayton DuMond, Matthew Perry, Jason Greco, Griffen Mansmith, Taylor LaPlante, Anthony Cardamone, Jason Reome, Carter Gibbons, Brett Martin, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Harry Shaffer

2nd win of 2022 and the 3rd of his career in the division at Fonda for Talbot

LAP LEADERS – 1-20 Brendan Gibbons, 21-25 Talbot

HEAT RACE WINNERS – $50 bonus from Sampson Motorcar – Gray, Talbot, Mark Mortensen

GRECO’S NAPA HARD CHARGER AWARD – Edwards 12 positions 15th to 3rd

17TH ANNUAL “HONDO CLASSIC” ALGONKIN MOTEL PRO STOCK FEATURE – 29-laps – BEAU BALLARD, Josh Coonradt, Nick Stone, Chucky Dumblewski, Jason Morrison, Ivan Joslin, Luke Horning, Kenny Gates, AJ Walters, Andy Graves, Gary Silkey, Shane Playford, Jim Normoyle, Bill Knapp, John Holmes, Slater Baker, Buck Gasner, Devon Camenga, Don Collins, Dillon Vanston, Billy Hillman, Chris Daughtry, Randy Cosselman, Dennis Joslin, Caden Dumblewski, Dan Krajewski, Jeff McPhail (DNS)

1st win of 2022, 1st Hondo Classic win, and the 2nd win of his career in the division at Fonda for Ballard

LAP LEADERS – 1 Morrison, 2-29 Ballard

HEAT RACE WINNERS – $50 bonus from Sampson Motorcar – Chuck Dumblewski, Stone, Graves

MONTGOMERY COUNTY OFFICE FOR AGING INC. LIMITED SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 15-laps – ZACH DUFEL, Ryan Sweet, Connor Prokop, Josh Kane, John Anderson, Michael Kalkbrenner, Lance Hill, Kyle Dingman, Gus Kamburelis, Mark Lighthall, Bob Rowback, Walter Cook, AJ Greco, Harold Robitaille, Wesley Sutliff (DNS), Joe McSpirit (DNS)

3rd win of 2022 and 3rd win of his career in the division for Dufel

LAP LEADERS – 1-12 Sweet, 13-15 Dufel

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Sweet, Kamburelis

FONDA FAIR FOUR CYLINDER FEATURE – 12-laps – KEN HOLLENBACK (SOHC), DALE VANALLEN (DOHC), John Napoli, Kerrie Hollenback, Bruce Liddle, Justin Ramsey, Wayne Russell Jr, Todd Morey, TJ Marlitt, Christopher Jennings Sr., David Peek-Britten, Len St. Andrews, Lee Horning, Josh Ramsey (DNS)

11th win of 2022 and 79th of his career in the division at Fonda for Ken Hollenback

1st win of 2022 and 1st career win in the division at Fonda for VanAllen

LAP LEADERS – 1-3 Napoli, 4-12 Ken Hollenback

SWAGGER FACTORY APPAREL CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN “BLACK FLAG CHALLENGE” – JASON REOME, Chad Edwards, Payton Talbot, Troy Palmer, Greg Havlichek, Troy Zilles, Brendan Gibbons, Brett Mortensen, Tanner Warner, Cody Clark, Carter Gibbons, Jeremy Tyrrell, Mark Mortensen, Chip Constantino, Connor Prokop, Clayton DuMond, Harry Shaffer (DNS)

1ST ANNUAL BOB JAMES (BOBCO) MEMORIAL DASH FOR CASH – 5-laps – NICK STONE, Chuck Dumblewski, Jason Morrison, Bill Knapp, Andy Graves, Luke Horning

THE 17TH ANNUAL HONDO CLASSIC HIGHLIGHTS THE RACING PROGRAM AT FONDA ON SATURDAY, JULY 9 AS SAMPSON MOTORCAR PRESENTS “FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT”

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – On Saturday, July 9 at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, Sampson Motorcar presents “Fan Appreciation Night” with a $5 grandstand admission price! All regular divisions will be in action including the Sunoco Modifieds, the Swagger factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, the Montgomery County Office of the Aging Limited Sportsman, and the Fonda Fair Four Cylinders.

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

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

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

There will be three special events on Saturday that will either be a part of the racing program or will be held in addition to the regular racing program. The 20-lap Algonkin Motel Pro Stock feature will be the 17th edition of the Hondo Classic in memory of the late Hondo Carpenter featuring a total purse of $3,669.97 in bonuses and lap sponsorships (amount as of the time of the writing of this press release) on top of the regular track purse!

In addition to that the 1st Annual Bobco Memorial Dash for Cash in memory of the late, long time Fonda Speedway videographer Bob James who passed away on September 20, 2020, will be held. Organized by Bob’s longtime friend Mark Krosky, the top two finishers in each of the Algonkin Motel Pro Stock heat races will be eligible to participate in the five-lap dash event.

Bob’s mother and sisters will be there for the presentations in victory lane for the event which at the time of the writing of this press release will pay $509 for first place followed by $409 for second, $369 for third, $329 for fourth, $289 for fifth, and $269 for sixth based on a six-car field.

Bob James was a long-time car owner for Hondo Carpenter so what better night to have a Dash for Cash in his honor than during Hondo Classic Night!

Also on the racing card will be the 1st Annual Swagger Factory Apparel Black Flag Challenge, which only drivers with perfect attendance during the 2022 season will be eligible to participate in.

There are 16 drivers with perfect attendance that will be eligible for the event including Chad Edwards, Payton Talbot, Cody Clark, Chip Constantino, Mark Mortensen, Troy Palmer, Tanner Warner, Troy Zilles, Brett Mortensen, Clayton DuMond, Jason Reome, Brendan Gibbons, Greg Havlichek, Carter Gibbons, Jeremy Tyrrell, Harry Shaffer, and the winner of the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman feature from 7/3 (Connor Prokop) who will fill the 17-car field for the event.

The total payout for the event at the time of this release was $2,350 along with $800 in bonus money, $750 in gift certificates, and a $999 Swagger Factory Apparel Custom Drivers Suit for a current total of $4,899 as of the time that this press release was written.

A complete list of contributors to all three special events listed above will be available at the speedway on Saturday to be read by the announcer or you can keep track of it all on Facebook.

The Hondo Classic is named for Hondo Carpenter, a popular competitor in the Pro Stock division at the Fonda Speedway who lost his life in an ATV accident on July 4, 2005. Each year dozens of supporters of this event contribute to the bonus money that is awarded along with the track purse. According to the competitors, the money is always welcome but the big draw to the event is the bragging rights.

The First Annual Hondo Classic was won by Jim Burton in 2006. Nick Stone is a five-time winner of the event in 2007, 2008, 2016, 2017, & 2020 while Kenny Gates is a three-time winner of the event in 2009, 2015, & 2018. Pete Broderson has won the event twice in 2012 and 2014 while Chip Smith (2010), Rob Yetman (2011), Kenny Martin, Jr (2013), Josh Coonradt (2019), and Luke Horning (2021) each have one win in the event along with Burton.

At the Northeast Motorsports Expo back in 2017, Bobco Video owner Bob James was given an award for his 25 years of videoing racing events at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway.

The award was given to Bob by Fonda Speedway promoter Pete Demitraszek and the plaque on the front of the award trophy said: “In recognition and appreciation for your twenty-five years of dedication and diligence videotaping the racing action at Fonda Speedway, March 18, 2017.”

James started going to the races with his parents when his mother was pregnant with him, and when he was old enough to remember who the drivers were, his favorites were Harry Peek and Jack Johnson. However, it was one other driver who gave him his first kiddie ride that he will never forget, that was Lou Lazzaro.

James started videoing racing events at Fonda back in 1986 when he got his first video camera. At that time, he would either go on the infield or in turn four to do his videotaping. At the midpoint of the 1992 season at Fonda, the videographer at Fonda left, and James was asked to take over at that time.

James started owning a race car when he and his cousin Hondo Carpenter got into the sport back in 1996 as partners. Their first car was purchased in 1996 which Hondo raced in the street stock division at Albany Saratoga for one year in 1997. Chris Fain built them their next street stock which Hondo ran at Fonda and Albany Saratoga for two or three years before moving up to pro stocks and running only at Fonda.

Hondo’s statistics at Fonda included five wins in the street stock division to go along with four wins in the pro stock class. But perhaps what had even more meaning for Hondo was his popularity with the kid’s and the fans, always ready to take a photo with anyone or autograph anything that a fan desired.

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 Fonda Speedway! Sampson Motorcar presents $5 Fan Appreciation Night THIS SATURDAY, JULY 10.

$5 Grandstand Admission!

HUGE Fireworks Display

Pro Stock Hondo Classic – draw/redraw – 25 show-up points

Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman Black Flag Race

Bobco Memorial Pro Stock Dash

Plus, a complete show of:

Sunoco Modifieds

Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman

Fastline Performance Limited Sportsman

Fonda Fair Four Cylinders

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

Grandstand Admission: $5 – Kids 11 and under FREE

Drive-In: $40 (up to four passes). Link: http://fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/july-9th-sampson…/

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

 

FRIESEN WINS $10,000 FOR HIS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE “FIRECRACKER 50” WIN AT FONDA

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – In racing and other sports there is something known as a homefield advantage. Sunday evening at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, Stewart Friesen took advantage of being home winning $10,000 for his fourth consecutive victory in the “Firecracker 50” event.

The special event held at Fonda on Sunday to celebrate the Fourth of July Independence holiday was part of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled by Sunoco, was the fourth edition of the “Firecracker 50” event and also round six of the River Valley Builders Modified North Region for the STSS series.

“It is so great to be back here at Fonda,” Friesen told STSS announcer Jeff Ahlum in victory lane. Thanks to Halmar, all our guys, it’s been a tough season. The playing field, the competition is really high right now so whenever we get a big win it’s awesome. To be here at home on the Fourth of July weekend and to get another one here at Fonda it feels real good.”

The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman division was also in action in a 30-lap $2,000 to win event which was won by Rocky Warner in a pickup ride in the Brian Calabrese owned #21C. “Brian asked me numerous times to drive this car, but I just don’t have much interest in running crates especially after running modifieds and being successful. I had a lot of fun there but for his sponsors I wanted to help him out and we got the job done.”

Opening ceremonies feature a prayer by Pastor Greg Nitz followed by the Canadian National Anthem which was sung by Stephanie May and our own National Anthem which was performed by Mini Lazzaro as Matt DeLorenzo drove around the track with the American Flag attached to the back of his race car. The National Anthem was also signed by Lori Scanlon to the crowd on hand both in the grandstands and on Flo Racing.

Another fantastic job was done by the 50/50 ladies with a total of $4,209 going to Caitlyn from Chatham, NY. great job as always ladies!

A draw for starting positions placed Mat Williamson and Danny Creeden on the front row for the 50-lap event with Willaimson taking the early lead at the drop of Joe Kriss’ green flag who was celebrating his birthday on Sunday. Fifth and seventh place starters Demetrious Drellos and Stewart Friesen were getting to the front early taking the third and fifth positions respectively by the time the first caution of the event flew on lap four.

Drellos and Friesen took the second and third positions away on the restart and by lap seven Friesen got by Drellos for the second position with Williamson out to a half straightaway advantage. After a slide job in turn two to block Friesen and protect his lead, Williamson and Friesen were side by side for the lead coming to the line to complete lap 13 with Friesen now the leader after beating Willaimson to the line by a nose.

“We had a good draw for the heat race which helped us get to a redraw spot, started seventh and had a little bit of work to do,” Friesen said. “Luckily we were able to make some moves and get to the front before I kind of locked down on the bottom.”

By lap 19 Friesen was out to a straightaway advantage with the focus now turning to Matt Sheppard who started the event in the 10th position but was in the top five on lap 19 after getting by both Creeden and Rocky Warner for the spot. Sheppard took over the third position from Drellos two laps later while Friesen was now out to a half-track advantage.

At the halfway point the top five consisted of Friesen, Willaimson, Sheppard, Drellos, and Creeden with the caution out at that point for Keith Flach who slowed in turn four right in front of the leader in an anxious moment for Friesen. It took two tries to get the race restarted after Kyle Coffey spun on the backstretch on the first restart, but Friesen maintained his lead after choosing the inside for the restart as tire wear started coming into play.

Drellos slipped up high in turn one on the restart, falling back to the tenth position while Sheppard moved past Williamson for the second position. Friesen and Sheppard pulled away to make it their own race from that point on with Sheppard actually turning ¼ sec. faster lap times than Friesen at the lap 31 point in the event.

Sheppard closed in on Friesen who was having trouble getting by lap cars as the outside went away and he couldn’t find away around as they were running low on the track. Yellow flags affected the reminder of the event with three cautions from that point on never letting any of the drivers get back into a rhythm.

Sheppard had one final shot at the leader but slipped up high in turn two on the final lap allowing Friesen to get away for the win. For Friesen it was his third win of the season, the 82nd of his career at Fonda, and the 14th win in events 50 laps or longer at the “Track of Champions”. Sheppard ended up second with Williamson, Creeden, and Warner completing the top five.

“The cautions were definitely timely for us, it let us keep some clean air and keep Sheppard at bay,” Friesen said in F.X. Caprara victory lane. I was just trying to pace myself and not use up my tires or go as hard as I needed to. I figured he (Sheppard) could cook it and be right there, but the bottom was just so dominant, so it worked out and I was thankful for the cautions that we got. We’re gonna celebrate this one, it feels real good.”

“We had a real good car tonight, but we really didn’t catch any breaks with the redraw,” Sheppard told Jeff Ahlum in victory lane. “When we got up there it took me about five laps to get going after a caution, it seemed like every time I started running Stewy down a little bit we would get another yellow and get stretched back out but in all it was another real solid run for our team. A shoutout to Scotty Allen who lost a good friend this week, so we are thinking about you.”

“Not a bad run after the week that we had,” Williamson said after his third-place finish. “We’re getting there, getting better every time we come here so hopefully it’s a good adjustment for the $53,000 Fonda 200 at the end of the season. This is like Stew’s personal bank account here at Fonda so it’s tough to keep up with him and Matt (Sheppard) is good anywhere he goes so to be up here on the podium with them I’m happy about it.”

After two tries to start the event, Brett Mortensen led at the start of the 30-lap $2,000 to win STSS Crate 602 Sportsman feature which was round four in the Precision Hydraulic & Oil Crate 602 Sportsman North Region with Greg Havlichek in tow. On a restart on lap two, Troy Zilles who started third and Payton Talbot and Rocky Warner who started seventh were the new second and third place cars by lap ten with Mortensen in lap traffic two laps later.

Warner got by Zilles for the second position on lap 15 and before the lap was completed, he also got by Mortensen for the lead. Tire issues came into play in this feature just as it did in the modified feature as Zilles and Havlichek both got by Mortensen for the second and third positions when Mortensen’s pace started to slow as his right front tire started to go flat.

With five laps to go Mortensen slowed on the front stretch with a flat tire and one by one after that, drivers started to have tire issues putting them out of the hunt for the win. Chad Edwards brought out an unnecessary caution with two laps to go when he came to a stop in turn three to bring the caution out then drove into the pit area done for the evening.

Warner hung on to the lead for the remaining two laps on the way to his 26th career win in the division over Zilles, Talbot, sixth place starter Tanner Warner, and ninth place starter Mark Mortensen who took over the fifth position on the final lap.

“I told Brian (Car owner Brian Calabrese) that I had to focus on my modified but then told me that he would take care of everything and all I would have to do is to drive the car,” Warner said of his pickup ride in the #21C. “I also told Brian that it’s a lose, lose situation for me because if I win, I’m a bully and if I lose, they will pick on me about it but we’re here and we took home the check.”

“Finishing second to Rocky is like a win for me,” Zilles told Mimi Lazzaro after the race. “He helps me out a lot and I appreciate it.”

“We got hung out on the top for quite awhile there, we didn’t get back down I think until around lap six,” Talbot said after his third-place finish. “But the car was real good, we got by a few people so I’m glad that we could come out of here with a third-place finish. Consistency definitely helps, it helps win championships, and that is my goal this year.”

Racing action continues at the Fonda Speedway on Saturday, July 9 with Sampson Motorcar Fan Appreciation Night featuring $5 grandstand admission with all regular divisions in action. The Crate 602 Sportsman will also be competing in the Swagger Factory Apparel 602 Black Fag Challenge while the Pro Stocks will be competing in the Hondo Classic event. Gates will open on Saturday evening July 9 at 4:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. and racing at 7:00 p.m.

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.

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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.

SUNDAY, JULY 3 BOB HILBERT SPORTSWEAR SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES (STSS) FUELED BY SUNOCO “FIRECRACKER 50”

STSS MODIFIED FEATURE – 50-laps – $10,000 to win – STEWART FRIESEN, Matt Shepard, Mat Williamson, Danny Creeden, Rocky Warner, Chris Curtis, Tim Fuller, Bobby Varin, Nick Heywood, Anthony Perrego, Max McLaughlin, Bobby Hackel IV, Rich Christman, Mike Mahaney, David Schilling, Roger Henion Jr., JR Hurlburt, Daniel Morgiewicz, Randy Green, Michael Trautschold, Neil Stratton, Demetrious Drellos, Kyle Coffey, Billy Decker, Marc Johnson, Keith Flach, Brian Gleason, Andy Bachetti, Alex Yankowski, Matt DeLorenzo, Frank Cozze

3rd win of 2022 and the 82nd of his career in the division at Fonda for Friesen

LAP LEADERS – 1-12 Williamson, 13-50 Friesen

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Yankowski, Creeden, Varin, Friesen, Fuller

CONSOLATION RACE WINNERS – Cozze, Henion

DID NOT QUALIFY – Randy Shantel, JaMike Sowle, Craig Hanson, Jack Lehner, Ronnie Johnson, Darwin Greene, Robert Bublak, Dave Constantino, Justin Wright, Ray Zemken, Bill August, Jessica Friesen, Tucker O’Connor, Brock Pinkerous

STSS CRATE 602 SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 30-laps – $2,000 to win – ROCKY WARNER, Troy Zilles, Payton Talbot, Tanner Warner, Mark Mortensen, Cody Clark, Justin Comes, Kurtis Hohensheldt, Tyler Peet, Jeremy Slosek, Clayton DuMond, Blaine Klinger, Carter Gibbons, Troy Palmer, Travis Green, Steve Davis, Kreg Crooker, Mike Nagel Jr., Joe Toth, Ben Feldman, Chad Edwards, Brendan Gibbons, Jared LaBagh, Brett Mortensen, Greg Havlichek, Taylor LaPlante, Jeremy Tyrrell, Stephen Gray, Matt Perry, Chip Constantino, Thomas Sherby (DNS)

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

LAP LEADERS – 1-14 Brett Mortensen, 15-30 Rocky Warner

HEAT RACE WINNERS – Peet, Brett Mortensen, Clark, Mark Mortensen, Zilles

CONSOLATION RACE WINNERS – Gray, Perry

DID NOT QUALIFY – Jimmy Avery, Michael Ballestero, Dale Welty, Nick Stone, Kevin Crave, Tom Princiotta, Greg Crooker, Griffen Mansmith, Harry Shaffer, Dylan Madsen, Jason Reome, Doug Kline

GRECO’S NAPA HARD CHARGER AWARD – Troy Palmer 17 positions from 31st to 14th

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