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Frequently Asked Questions: Fonda 200 Weekend presented by Southside Beverage

Frequently Asked Questions: Fonda 200 Weekend presented by Southside Beverage

Fonda Speedway/Fonda, N.Y.
Thursday-Saturday September 15-17, 2022

Q: Where can I find a weekend schedule and pricing?
A: The complete weekend schedule and pricing can be found at the following link: https://www.thefondaspeedway.com/fonda-200/

Q: What seating is reserved and what seating is general admission?
A: All seats in the covered grandstand are reserved. All seats in the open-air bleachers are general admission.

Q: How can I purchase an advance three-day reserved ticket for Fonda 200 weekend?
A: Three-day reserved tickets are available online through the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-weekend-ticket-sales-covered-grandstand-2022-fonda-200-tickets-396482879967

Q: How do I purchase a reserved ticket for Friday, Saturday or both?
A: Reserved tickets for Friday and Saturday and will be available in-person at Gate 2 beginning at noon Friday, September 16 or online starting at noon Friday, September 16 at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-weekend-ticket-sales-covered-grandstand-2022-fonda-200-tickets-396482879967

Q: Are children admitted free into the grandstand this weekend?
A: In general admission seating, Kids 11 and under are free all weekend. All reserved seats are full price.

Q: I have a reserved three-day ticket for Fonda 200 weekend. What should I do upon arrival?
A: You can check in at any of the grandstand gates to retrieve your three-day wristband.

Q: I have an advance three-day pit wristband for Fonda 200 weekend. Where do I go?
A:
You can check in at the pit gate for your three-day wristband.

Q: Can I purchase a three-day pit pass in advance?
A: Yes, you can purchase three-day pit passes in advance at the following link: https://fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/advanced-weekend-pit-pass-sales—2022-fonda-200/

Q: Is there a minimum age for the pit area?
A: No, there is not. Anyone 17 and under must have a minor release form on file completed by a parent or legal guardian.

Q: I am bringing a Golf Cart/ATV to the Fonda 200 weekend. What do I need to do?
A: Golf Cart/ATV permits are available online at the following link: https://fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/advanced-weekend-pit-pass-sales—2022-fonda-200/ or can be purchased at the speedway

Q: Is there camping available for the weekend?
A: Yes, only limited dry (no hook-up) camping remains for the weekend and can be purchased online: https://fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/advanced-weekend-pit-pass-sales—2022-fonda-200/

Q: Are campfires permitted?
A: Per New York State regulations, only propane fires are permitted.

Q: Is there a charge for parking?
A:
There is no charge for parking on-site. There is a charge collected by the Village of Fonda on behalf of charitable organizations across Bridge Street.

Q: Can I park a personal vehicle in the pits?
A: Permits for pit parking can be purchased for $30. This pass encompasses Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the price remains the same all weekend.

Q: Where can I find rules for the weekend?
A: Event rules for all divisions have been posted at the following link: https://shorttracksuperseries.com/event-info/

Q: What are tire rules for the weekend?
A:
Tire rules for the weekend are as follows:

STSS Modified (Fonda 200 & Ultimate Underdog 33)

Right-Rear: American Racer 50 or harder (53 compound not permitted)
Left-Rear: American Racer 48 or harder
Right-Front: American Racer 48 or harder
Left-Front: Any American Racer tire

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman & Limited Sportsman
Right-Rear: American Racer 48 or harder
Left-Rear: American Racer 44 or harder
Fronts: Any American Racer tire

Pro Stock
American Racer 44 or harder

Hoosier tires may be utilized for divisions above. Must run two on the front, two on the back or all four.

Q:
Will tires be available at the track?
A: Yes, American Racer tires will be available at the track through BDR Speed. Teams will be permitted to buy a 48 right-front, 48 left-rear and a 50 right-rear starting Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Tire sales will continue when gates open on Thursday. D3B right-rear tires and D1B left-rear tires will be available to qualified cars starting Saturday morning.

A limited quantity of 38 right-front, 44 left-rear and 48 right-rear tires will be available (legal for Crate 602 Sportsman and Limited Sportsman only).

Pro Stock tires will be available for sale with no quantity restrictions all weekend.

Q: Will fuel be available at the track?
A: Yes, Sunoco Race Fuels 98 ($11 per gallon), 110 ($14 per gallon), 112 ($15 per gallon) and 114 ($16 per gallon) will be on sale at the track.

Q: Can I use a credit card for tires and fuel?
A: Yes, credit cards are accepted. There is a $7 credit card fee on Modified tires and $5 credit card fee on Pro Stock tires.

Q: Can I register my car online?
A: Only Short Track Super Series Modifieds and Crate 602 Sportsman need to register this weekend. Online registration remains open at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fonda-200-car-registration-tickets-405214907697

If you do not register online, you can register at the track at the Short Track Super Series trailer.

Q: Is there any live music this year?
A:
Yes, the Rockwood Band will be performing in the Entertainment Building on Friday night after the completion of racing. Snacks and beer/seltzers are available.

Q: Are there ATMs on site?
A:
Yes, there are ATMs on the Fonda Fairgrounds.

Q: Can we bring food or beer into the grandstands?
A: Coolers are permitted; however, they may not contain glass bottles or alcohol. There is a beer booth serving beer, seltzer and other drinks and a three full-service concession stands on the fairgrounds.

Q: Can I put a blanket down in the general admission grandstands?
A:
Blankets can be placed in the general admission grandstands at the following times: 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 12-1:30 p.m. Saturday. Blankets may be left overnight.

Q: Will there be Fonda 200 apparel available?
A: Yes, Fonda 200 tee-shirts, hoodies, and hats will be on sale in the Novelty Stand in addition to other items such as headphones, earplugs, blankets and more. The Short Track Super Series apparel trailer will be on-site, as well.

Q: Can I listen to the announcer via FM radio?
A:
Yes, racing events are streamed at 88.7 FM.

Q: Will the event be streamed live?
A:
Yes, this event will be streamed live on FloRacing (www.floracing.tv).

It’s Time: $53,000-to-win Fonda 200 Set for THIS WEEKEND at Fonda Speedway

Written by Chris Moore

FONDA, NY – It’s time.

The Fonda 200 weekend presented by Southside Beverage is just days away at the historic Fonda Speedway.

The stars of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco clash with Fonda Speedway’s best in pursuit of a $53,000 grand prize.

The historic – and now annual – event serves as the richest winner’s share in Modified racing with a purse nearing $140,000 for Saturday’s main event.

The ‘Fonda 200’ also plays a hand in both the Halmar International ‘Elite’ Series (Round No. 4) and the River Valley Builders North Region (Round No. 9), paying $25,000 and $15,000, respectively, to their champions.

The ‘Fonda 200’ began in 1955 when iconic Junior Johnson claimed the inaugural event, which served as a NASCAR Grand National event.

Johnson, David Pearson, and ‘The King,’ Richard Petty, are all on the ‘Fonda 200’ win list as NASCAR Grand National event winners in the late 1950s and 60s.

The ‘Fonda 200’ became an annual event starting in 1983 when Charlie Rudolph found Fonda Speedway checkered square.

The race ran every year through 2002 (with the exception of 1996) before taking a 17-year hiatus.

The historic event returned in ‘19 and ‘21, with 2020 falling by the wayside due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Sprakers, N.Y.’s Stewart Friesen has added his name to the ‘Fonda 200’ win list, claiming each of the previous two editions.

Friesen, Fonda’s winningest active Modified driver, also leads all STSS competition in wins since the series began in 2014.

The 2022 Southside Beverage Fonda 200 weekend begins this Thursday (Sept. 15) with the Sunoco Modified ‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ taking place. Any driver unable to pick up a Modified victory at any speedway this season will be eligible to participate.

The Montgomery County Office of the Aging Limited Sportsman join the program, now racing for a $1,100 top prize thanks to Holmes & Kugler Towing in Schenectady, N.Y. Open Practice for all other divisions participating during the weekend will also be available.

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

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

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

The weekend concludes on Saturday, Sept. 17. The STSS Modifieds take part in Last Chance Races to set the final starting field for the $53,000-to-win ‘Fonda 200’ headliner paying $1,000 to take the green flag.

The Swagger Factory Apparel STSS Crate 602 Sportsman join the Saturday program, battling for 25-laps in Round No. 6 of the Precision Hydraulic & Oil North Region.

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

Fonda Speedway is on the web at www.thefondaspeedway.com. To learn more, call the office at 518.915.4395, like Fonda Speedway on Facebook or follow the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy or Instagram: @fondaspeedway.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, FloSports, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, BDR Speed, Halmar International, Ollie’s, River Valley Builders, Hurlock Auto & Speed, Velocita-USA, St. Lawrence Radiology, Franklin Products, Design for Vision & Sunglass Central, Belmont’s Garage, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, Prime MAC Tools, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH, Elite Welder Testing & Training, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, Penske Racing Shocks, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Spyder Filters, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Wegner Automotive & Wilwood.

Drink Up: Southside Beverage Presents 2022 Fonda 200 Sept. 15-17

Written by Chris Moore

FONDA, NY – The Southside Beverage Fonda 200.

For the second consecutive year, Southside Beverage has signed on to present the historic Fonda 200.

The largest winner’s share in Northeast dirt Modified racing will be up for grabs Thursday-Saturday Sept. 15-17 at Fonda Speedway.

The stars of the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco will be on hand in pursuit of the $53,000 that will be handed to the winner of one of the sport’s crown jewel events.

The event takes the part of Round No. 4 of the historic Halmar International ‘Elite’ Series and Round No. 9 of the River Valley Builders North Region for the STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds.

Southside Beverage is a brewing company offering a wide variety of craft, import, and domestic beers.

Located at 1451 NY-5S Amsterdam, NY, 12010, Southside Beverage has all your wine, beer, and liquor needs covered.

Go to www.southsidebeverage.com to shop online, call 518.212.6363 or email staff@southsidebev.com to learn more about Southside Beverage.

The Southside Beverage Fonda 200 weekend begins on Thursday (Sept. 15) with the Sunoco Modified ‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ taking place. Any driver unable to pick up a Modified victory at any speedway this season will be eligible to participate.

The Montgomery County Office of the Aging Limited Sportsman join the program, along with Open Practice for all other divisions participating during the weekend.

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

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

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

The weekend concludes on Saturday, Sept. 17. The STSS Modifieds take part in last chance races to set the final starting field for the $53,000-to-win ‘Fonda 200’ headliner paying $1,000 to take the green flag.

The Swagger Factory Apparel STSS Crate 602 Sportsman join the Saturday program, battling for 25-laps in Round No. 6 of the Precision Hydraulic & Oil North Region.

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

Fonda Speedway is on the web at www.thefondaspeedway.com. To learn more, call the office at 518.915.4395, like Fonda Speedway on Facebook or follow the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy or Instagram: @fondaspeedway.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, FloSports, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, BDR Speed, Halmar International, Ollie’s, River Valley Builders, Hurlock Auto & Speed, Velocita-USA, St. Lawrence Radiology, Franklin Products, Design for Vision & Sunglass Central, Belmont’s Garage, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, Prime MAC Tools, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH, Elite Welder Testing & Training, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, Penske Racing Shocks, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Spyder Filters, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Wegner Automotive & Wilwood.

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

Written by Andrew Reigel

FONDA, NYSome things never change.

Fonda Speedway – one of the most historic dirt tracks in the country – hosts its marquee event Thursday-Saturday Sept. 15-17 with the annual ‘Fonda 200’ weekend.

The ‘200’ dates back to 1955 and has evolved from its origin with the NASCAR Grand National Series to the current Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco sanction.

One aspect remains the same: drivers and fans flocking to the Village of Fonda for the ‘200’ weekend.

Many of the sport’s most iconic names have etched their names in the ‘Fonda 200’ record books.

Brett Hearn leads all drivers with four ‘Fonda 200’ victories. The late Doug Hoffman boasts three wins in the 100-mile grind.

Six drivers have earned a pair of ‘200’ victories: Richard Petty, Jimmy Horton, Jack Johnson, Charlie Rudolph, Bob McCreadie and Stewart Friesen.

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

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

The largest winner’s share in Northeast Modified racing – with $53,000 going to the STSS Modified winner – is on the line in addition to valuable points toward both the Halmar International ‘Elite’ Series $25,000 championship battle and River Valley Builders $15,000 North Region title fight.

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

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

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

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

Fonda Speedway is on the web at www.thefondaspeedway.com. To learn more, call the office at 518.915.4395, like Fonda Speedway on Facebook or follow the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy or Instagram: @fondaspeedway.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, FloSports, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, BDR Speed, Halmar International, Ollie’s, River Valley Builders, Hurlock Auto & Speed, Velocita-USA, St. Lawrence Radiology, Franklin Products, Design for Vision & Sunglass Central, Belmont’s Garage, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, Prime MAC Tools, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH, Elite Welder Testing & Training, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, Penske Racing Shocks, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Spyder Filters, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Wegner Automotive & Wilwood.


Fonda 200 Event History


Fonda 200 Event Wins

4 – Brett Hearn

3 – Doug Hoffman

2 – Bob McCreadie, Charlie Rudolph, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Horton, Richard Petty & Stewart Friesen

1 – Bill Wimble, David Pearson, Harry Peek, Junior Johnson, Kenny Brightbill, Kenny Tremont, Lou Lazzaro, Mike Romano, & Steve Danish


Fonda 200 Event Winners

1955: Junior Johnson (NASCAR Grand National)

1963: Steve Danish

1964: Bill Wimble

1966: David Pearson (NASCAR Grand National)

1967: Richard Petty (NASCAR Grand National)

1968: Richard Petty (NASCAR Grand National)

1969: Lou Lazzaro

1970: Harry Peek

1983: Charlie Rudolph

1984: Jimmy Horton

1985: Charlie Rudolph

1986: Jack Johnson

1987: Kenny Brightbill

1988: Jack Johnson

1989: Mike Romano

1990: Doug Hoffman

1991: Doug Hoffman

1992: Bob McCreadie

1993: Bob McCreadie

1994: Jimmy Horton

1995: Brett Hearn

1997: Brett Hearn

1998: Brett Hearn

1999: Steve Paine

2000: Kenny Tremont

2001: Doug Hoffman

2002: Brett Hearn

2019: Stewart Friesen

2021: Stewart Friesen

 

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

Written by Chris Moore

FONDA, NY – 53,000 reasons.

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

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

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

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

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

The action starts on Thursday (Sept. 15) with the Sunoco Modified ‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ taking place. Any driver unable to pick up a Modified victory at any speedway this season will be eligible to participate.

The Montgomery County Office of the Aging Limited Sportsman join the program, along with Open Practice for all other divisions participating during the weekend.

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

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

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

All roads lead to the main event on Saturday, September 17. The STSS Modifieds take part in last chance races to set the final starting field for the $53,000-to-win ‘Fonda 200’ headliner paying $1,000 to take the green flag.

The Swagger Factory Apparel STSS Crate 602 Sportsman join the Saturday program, battling for 25-laps in Round No. 6 of the Precision Hydraulic & Oil North Region.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fonda Speedway is on the web at www.thefondaspeedway.com. To learn more, call the office at 518.915.4395, like Fonda Speedway on Facebook  or follow the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy or Instagram: @fondaspeedway.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

 

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

Thursday, September 15 – Sunoco Modified “Ultimate Underdog 33” plus Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman & Open Practice All Divisions

8 a.m. – Camper Staging Begins

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

4 p.m. – Gates Open

5:45 p.m. – Drivers’ Meeting

6:15 p.m. – Hot Laps for ‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ & Limited Sportsman – Open Practice Begins
Algonkin Motel Pro Stock Practice
‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ Modified Hot Laps – Participating Modifieds Only
Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman Hot Laps – Participating Limiteds Only
Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman Practice
Sunoco Modified Practice
Street Stock Practice
Four Cylinder Practice
CRSA Sprint Car Practice

7 p.m. – National Anthem – Opening Ceremonies

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

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

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

TRACK PREP/BRIEF BREAK

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

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

 

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

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

4 p.m. – Gates Open

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

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

7 p.m. – Racing
Algonkin Motel Pro Stock Heats (8 laps)
CRSA Sprint Car Heats (8 laps)
Street Stock Heats (6 laps)

Fonda Fair Four Cylinder Feature (15 laps)

Consolations (Pro Stock, CRSA, Street Stock in that order)

Algonkin Motel Pro Stock Feature (25 laps)

BRIEF BREAK – TRACK PREP IF NECESSARY

STSS Modified Qualifying Race No. 1 (15 laps)
STSS Modified Qualifying Race No. 2 (15 laps)
STSS Modified Qualifying Race No. 3 (15 laps)
STSS Modified Qualifying Race No. 4 (15 laps)

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

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


Saturday, September 17 – STSS Modified B-Mains & Fonda 200 plus Swagger Factory Apparel STSS Crate 602 Sportsman

2 p.m. – Gates Open

4 p.m. – Mandatory STSS Drivers’ Meeting

5 p.m. – Hot Laps
STSS Crate 602 Sportsman
STSS Modified

6 p.m. – Racing

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Heats (8 laps)

Sunoco Modified B-Mains (12 laps)

Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman Consolations (8 laps)

BRIEF BREAK/TRACK PREP

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Feature (25 laps)

TRACK PREP FOR FONDA 200

FONDA 200 DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS

CANADIAN & AMERICAN NATIONAL ANTHEMS

DRIVERS, START YOUR ENGINES

STSS Modified Fonda 200 (200 laps, $53,000 to win!)

 

Sunday, September 18 – Fonda 200 Rain Date

Swagger Factory Apparel Black Flag Challenge Information

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

QUICK FACTS:

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

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

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

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

Fonda Speedway To Open This Weekend for Two Days of Racing

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – Usually “Opening Day” for the season at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway consists of a single racing program with all divisions in competition, but this year it will be known as the “Opening Weekend” of racing with two days of competition scheduled with all divisions in action during the weekend stretch.

After a two month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic putting the area “On Pause”, Fonda Speedway will open its gates for the 69th consecutive year of competition with two days of racing on Saturday June 13 and Sunday, June 14. It will be the latest start to the season in Fonda Speedway history.

On Saturday, June 13 the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman will be competing in a 25 lap, $1,000 to win feature event while the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks will compete in a 20-lap, $800 to win event. The Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds will also compete in heats and feature events and there will be practice for any division looking for additional track time.

Gates on Saturday will open at 3:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. and racing at 7:00 p.m. Pit admission will be $30 for a member and $35 for a non-member.

Then on Sunday, June 14 the Sunoco Modifieds will compete in a 30-lap event paying $2,400 to win, $500 for 10th, and $250 to start the event. Also on the racing card will be the Robert’s Towing & Recovery Street Stocks in a 15-lap $200 to win feature event, the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman will compete in a 15-lap event, and the Four Cylinder Cruisers will compete in a 15-lap event with single and dual cam winners being recognized.

Gates will open on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m. with pit admission $30 for a member and $35 for a non-member.

*Grandstand gates will be closed both nights due to New York State Regulations but both Saturday and Sunday events will be streamed live on Dirt Track Digest TV (www.dirttrackdigest.tv)

There will be a draw for starting positions and points will begin in all classes. Full purses can be seen on the Fonda Speedway website www.thefondaspeedway.com

In opening day events at Fonda held over the last 68 years, Jack Johnson leads the way with eight opening day victories in 1972, 1976, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1991, 1992, and 1994. Following close behind with seven opening day wins is Lou Lazzaro who won events in 1963, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1977, and 1978.

Two drivers have taken home five opening day wins as Dave Lape (1981, 1984, 1989, 1993, and 1995) and Pete Corey (1955, 1956, 1959, 1962, and 1967) both accomplished the feat. Jeff Trombley has four opening day victories in 1997, 1999, 2000, and 2002 while Bobby Varin (2001, 2005, and 2010), and Stewart Friesen (2015, 2016, 2018) both have three wins. Jim Luke (1954, 1957), C.D. Coville (1979, 1980), Danny Johnson (1990, 2007), Pat Ward (1996, 2009), Stewart Friesen (2015, 2016), and Matt Sheppard (2014,2019) all have two wins apiece.

Drivers who have one victory in opening day events at Fonda are Buddy Shuman (1948), Chuck Kotwica (1953), Irv Taylor (1958), Bill Wimble (1960), Tom Kotary (1961), Ken Shoemaker (1965), Don Wayman (1968), Rene Charland (1970), Maynard Forrette (1973), Dave Pelczar (1974), Pep Pepicelli (1975), Jimmy Horton (1985), Bob McCreadie (1986), Mike Romano (1987), Dave Camara (1998), Brett Hearn (2003), Tim McCreadie (2004), Mitch Gibbs (2006), Ronnie Johnson (2011), Mike Mahaney (2012), and Justin Boehler (2017).

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

Fonda Speedway is on the web at www.thefondaspeedway.com. To learn more, call the office at 518.915.4395, like Fonda Speedway on Facebook www.facebook.com/thefondaspeedwy or follow on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

BRINGING FONDA’S RICH HISTORY BACK TO LIFE! Race day Information Center

April 19, 2019 (Fonda, New York)

Fonda Speedway, ITS TIME!

After what has seemed like an eternity leading up to this night, the Fonda Speedway Season Opener is just hours away! Final preparations are being made this evening by the Fonda team as they prepare for the biggest season in the history of ‘Track of Champions’!

BRINGING FONDA’S RICH HISTORY BACK TO LIFE!

Race day Information Center

Divisions:
Sunoco Racing Modifieds ($4,000 To Win)
602 Sportsman ($1,000 To Win Thanks to Eric Orozco Racing)
Pro-Stock (Best of 8 Series)
Montgomery County Office for Aging, Inc. Limited Sportsman
Trackside Body Works Street Stocks

Times:
Gates Open: 3:30 p.m.
Hot Laps: 5:30 p.m.
Racing: 6:30 p.m.

Ticket Pricing:
Adults: $11.00
Seniors: (65 & Above) $9.00
Kids 11 & Under: FREE
Pit Entry W/Fonda Speedway License: $30.00
Pit Entry W/O License: $35.00
Parking in Speedway Lot: FREE

Concession Stands & Beer Booth Open

Fonda Speedway Novelty Stand: Brand new Fonda Speedway available for purchase.

Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame and Museum
Opens @ 3:30 pm
Meet & Greet with 2018 Track Champions Bobby Varin (Modified), Chad Edwards (602 Sportsman), Kenny Gates (Pro-Stocks). (Starting @ 4:00PM)
Admission to The Hall of Fame & Museum: FREE

Speedway Office Phone: 518-915-4395
Speedway Address: 21 South Bridge Street, Fonda, NY 12068
Speedway E-Mail: fondaspdwy@gmail.com
Speedway Website: www.thefondaspeedway.com
Speedway Twitter: @thefondaspdwy
Speedway Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefondaspdwy

Fonda Speedway Season Opener Saturday April 20th

The 2019 season kicks off with a bang at the Fonda Speedway on Saturday April 20th!

Under the new direction of Brett Deyo & BD Motorsports Media LLC, the ‘Track of Champions’ has put together a fantastic opening night for what will be a historic season at the famed 1/2 mile in Montgomery County, NY!

On The Racing Card:
Sunoco Modifieds ($4,000 to win)
602 Sportsman ($1,000 To Win Thanks To Eric Orozco Racing)
Pro-Stock (Best of 8 Series)
Limited Sportsman
Street Stocks

Race Day Information:
Gates Open: 3:30 p.m.
Hot Laps: 5:30 p.m.
Racing: 6:30 p.m.

Ticket Pricing:
Adults: $11.00
Seniors: (65 & Above) $9.00
Kids 11 & Under: FREE
Pit Entry W/Fonda Speedway License: $30.00
Pit Entry W/O License: $35.00
Parking In Speedway Lot: FREE

Speedway Office Phone: 518-915-4395
Speedway Address: 21 South Bridge Street, Fonda, NY 12068
Speedway E-Mail: fondaspdwy@gmail.com
Speedway Website: www.thefondaspeedway.com
Speedway Twitter: @thefondaspdwy
Speedway Facebook: www.facebook.com/thefondaspdwy

It’s OPEN PRACTICE Day at Fonda Speedway

Pit Admission: $25 (Non-Members) or $20 (Fonda Members)
Kids (ages 6-13): $10
Children 5 and under: $2

Grandstand Admission is FREE

Concession Stands OPEN in Pit Area & Grandstand

Elmo’s Speed & Supply will have parts and American Racer Tires available

Sunoco Race Fuels will be available

All remaining pit licenses and passes that have not been mailed will be at the Pit Gate.

Season Passes will be on sale.

The Novelty Stand will be open under the main grandstand.

FONDA SPEEDWAY OPEN PRACTICE ORDER OF EVENTS – SATURDAY, April 13, 2019

2 p.m. – Gates Open (Safety Inspection begins)

3:40 p.m. – Drivers’ Meeting

3:55 p.m. – All cars to track followed by Rounds of Practice
Pro Stock
Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman
Trackside Body Works Street Stock
Crate 602 Sportsman
Sunoco Modified
Cruiser
Vintage Modified
Sprint Car
Misc. Division

Rotate the order through 7 p.m. One-Way Radio WILL BE ON: 454.000 – AMB Transponders WILL BE ON

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