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The Fonda 200 Tradition Returns This Weekend, Sept. 26-28, at the Track of Champions

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The Fonda 200 Tradition Returns This Weekend, Sept. 26-28, at the Track of Champions Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: JB Photography FONDA, NY – In the words of Gustav Mahler, “Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” After a 17-year absence, an auto race built on tradition returns this weekend at the legendary Fonda Speedway. A new chapter will be written in the legacy that is the Fonda 200 Thursday-Saturday Sept. 26-28. The list of past winners includes pioneers, legends and Hall of Fame drivers who have been able to conquer the Track…

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Schedule Announced for Historic Fonda 200 Weekend September 26-28

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Schedule Announced for Historic Fonda 200 Weekend September 26-28 Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin FONDA, NY – The historic return of the Fonda 200 is a race competitors and fans have earmarked on their calendars since the announcement last fall. $53,000 awaits the winner of the 2019 Fonda 200 at Fonda Speedway, with a total pay structure of $125,675 for the Sunoco Modified main event alone. The three-day racing festival takes over the Track of Champions Thursday-Saturday Sept. 26-28. While the Sunoco Modifieds are the headline, a full plate of racing will be offered to include…

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Brett Hearn Chases Leading Fifth Fonda 200 Victory Sept. 26-28 at the Track of Champions

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Brett Hearn Chases Leading Fifth Fonda 200 Victory Sept. 26-28 at the Track of Champions Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Dan DeMarco/RacersGuide.com FONDA, NY – Some of the sport’s most iconic names have put their name in the record books since the very first Fonda 200 was contested as a NASCAR Grand National event in 1955. Only one driver has won it four times: Brett Hearn. ‘The Corporate Jet’ hopes to add a fifth ‘200’ victory to his resume at Fonda Speedway in 2019. The Fonda 200 returns to the Track of Champions Thursday-Saturday Sept. 26-28 with the…

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The Break Is Over: Racing Resumes at Fonda Speedway Saturday, September 14

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The Break Is Over: Racing Resumes at Fonda Speedway Saturday, September 14 Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin FONDA, NY – On September 14, the break is over. Following a one-month setup, teardown and the 178th annual Fonda Fair, racing resumes at Fonda Speedway on the 14th as a prelude to the Fonda 200 weekend on September 26-28. A huge program of racing is in store for the famed Track of Champions. Sunoco Modifieds lead the docket racing for a boosted $4,000 to win for 30 laps, the final shakedown prior to the $53,000-to-win Fonda 200. This…

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$125,675 Minimum Main Event Purse Set for Return of Fonda 200 September 26-28

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$125,675 Minimum Main Event Purse Set for Return of Fonda 200 September 26-28 Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin FONDA, NY – Over the long and storied history of Fonda Speedway, this one will stand out. The Fonda 200 returns to the Track of Champions Thursday-Saturday Sept. 26-28 with the largest purse structure ever offered at the half-mile track located just off New York State Thruway Exit 28. $125,675, at minimum, will be offered to Sunoco big-block/small-block Modified competitors in the 200-lap event. Of course, the much-talked-about $53,000 top prize has been the buzz of the Modified…

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Rocky Warner Files Official First Modified Entry for $53,000-to-Win Fonda 200

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Rocky Warner Files Official First Modified Entry for $53,000-to-Win Fonda 200 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Jeff Karabin FONDA, NY – The champ is here. Rocky Warner, who won the 2019 Sunoco Modified championship at Fonda Speedway, made history as the first official entrant for the $53,000-to-win Fonda 200 on September 26-28, 2019. The event makes a bold return to the dirt Modified schedule this fall with a purse structure totaling more than $125,000. Gloversville, N.Y.’s Warner etched his name in the Track of Champions record books this season by earning his first title in the headline Modified division.…

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WARNER WINS ON TRIBUTE TO MOM’S NIGHT AT FONDA

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WARNER WINS ON TRIBUTE TO MOM’S NIGHT AT FONDA Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: JB Photography Fonda, NY – As a racer, what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day then with a win and a celebration in victory lane at Fonda with your Mother? Saturday evening, Rocky Warner was able to do just that as he took his second career win in the Sunoco Modified division at the “Track of Champions” in the Jake Spraker Used Cars #1J. In the Fuccillo Automotive Group, Mike Cole Memorial victory lane afterwards, Warner celebrated with his car owner, his crew, fans,…

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$8,000 to Win, $11 to Get In? It’s Happening at Fonda Speedway This Saturday, April 27

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$8,000 to Win, $11 to Get In? It’s Happening at Fonda Speedway This Saturday, April 27 Story By: Brett Deyo/SSTS Photos By: Jeff Karabin FONDA, NY - $8,000 to win. $11 to get in? Yes, it’s true. This Saturday (April 27), Fonda Speedway hosts its ‘Fonda Allegiance Night’ in an unprecedented program at the ‘Track of Champions’ facility. After rain nixed last weekend’s scheduled Season Opener, ‘Fonda Allegiance Night’ will also kick-start the 2019 season at the track. The Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds race 30 laps for a mammoth $8,000 to win! Second-place will offer $4,000. As the Season Opener, a…

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FONDA SPEEDWAY TO OPEN FOR ITS 68TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON OF RACING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 20

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FONDA SPEEDWAY TO OPEN FOR ITS 68TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON OF RACING ON SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin Fonda, NY – On Saturday, April 20 the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway will open its gates for the 68th consecutive season of competition on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds half mile track. Under the new management team of BD Motorsports Media LLC for the 2019 season, Brett Deyo and his staff look to “Bring Fonda’s Rich History Back to Life” as it states on the new Fonda Speedway website www.thefondaspeedway.com “For a lifelong fan of Modified…

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FONDA SPEEDWAY MANAGEMENT HOLDS STAFF MEETING

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FONDA SPEEDWAY MANAGEMENT HOLDS STAFF MEETING Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Fonda Speedway Fonda, NY – On Saturday afternoon April 6, Fonda Speedway management held a staff meeting for employees of the track for the 2019-racing season. Heather Deyo and Denise Page held separate meetings for employees of certain areas of the speedway while Brett Deyo and Jamie Page held a meeting in the Fair Board office at the entrance of the fairgrounds for the remaining employees who were present. “History keeps the Track of Champions what it is today,” Brett Deyo said during the meeting. “We need…

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PRACTICE SESSION AT FONDA LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY

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PRACTICE SESSION AT FONDA LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/JB Photo FONDA, NY – After a successful Capital District Racecar Show last weekend where many of the Fonda Speedway competitors showed off their cars for the 2019 season, the focus now turns to Saturday, April 13 when an open practice is planned at the “Track of Champions” followed by opening night of the 2019 season the following Saturday, April 20. In case you have missed some of the announcements that have been made throughout the winter months by new Fonda Speedway promoter…

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Teo-Pro Car Offers Fonda Speedway Perfect Attendance Chassis Giveaway for 2019

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Teo-Pro Car Offers Fonda Speedway Perfect Attendance Chassis Giveaway for 2019 Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/JB Photography FONDA, NY – Perfect attendance in Fonda Speedway’s open-wheel divisions will be rewarded in 2019. Teo-Pro Car and Fonda Speedway management have joined forces in a partnership that will reward a driver loyal to the ‘Track of Champions’ during the upcoming 2019 season. Competitors in the Sunoco Modified, Crate 602 Sportsman and Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman ranks with perfect attendance in their respective divisions will be entered into a year-end drawing to win a Teo-Pro car…

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Partners in Disruption: Fonda Speedway & DKM Team Up for 2019 ‘Black Flag Section’ Promotion

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Partners in Disruption: Fonda Speedway & DKM Team Up for 2019 ‘Black Flag Section’ Promotion Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com FONDA, NY – Partners in ‘disruption.’ Fonda Speedway’s new BD Motorsports Media LLC management team and DKM Fabrication have joined forces in a marketing partnership for the ‘Track of Champions’ 2019 season. Located within earshot of the speedway in Fultonville, N.Y., DKM is a movement and a 100-percent in-house racecar company that is disrupting the way dirt Modified chassis are designed and built. DKM leverages its advanced engineering knowledge and use of state-of-the-art technology to design…

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Montgomery County Office for Aging Signs as Fonda Speedway Limited Sportsman Divisional Sponsor

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Montgomery County Office for Aging Signs as Fonda Speedway Limited Sportsman Divisional Sponsor Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/Fonda Speedway FONDA, NY – The Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. and NY Connects have entered into a marketing awareness agreement with Fonda Speedway. For the approaching 2019 season, the Fonda Speedway Limited Sportsman division will be presented by the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. The office takes naming rights for the division starting Saturday, April 20 with the annual ‘Track of Champions’ Season Opener. Based in Amsterdam, N.Y., the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. is…

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Fonda Speedway, Fuccillo Automotive Group Announce ‘Huge’ Partnership

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Fonda Speedway, Fuccillo Automotive Group Announce ‘Huge’ Partnership: Fuccillo Title Sponsor of July 3 Firecracker, Mike Cole Memorial Victory Lane & Official Pace Truck Provider Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/JB Photography FONDA, NY – It’s huge! Fonda Speedway and Fuccillo Automotive Group have joined forces in a multi-faceted partnership for the upcoming 2019 season at the legendary Montgomery County Fairgrounds facility which is fast approaching with Open Practice on Saturday, April 13 and the Season Opener Saturday, April 20. Victory Lane at the hallowed ‘Track of Champions’ is a destination racers aspire to reach. This season,…

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Trackside Body Works Steps Up for Fonda Speedway 2019 Street Stock Division

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Trackside Body Works Steps Up for Fonda Speedway 2019 Street Stock Division Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/JB Photography FONDA, NY – The Street Stock division at Fonda Speedway will receive a boost for the 2019 season. Trackside Body Works, located within earshot of the speedway in Fonda, New York, has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Street Stock division for the ’19 season – and the racers will benefit! Thanks to Trackside Body Works owner Greg Duesler, Street Stocks will compete for a minimum of $200 to win at the ‘Track of Champions’ every…

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David Schilling Joins Fonda Speedway Sunoco Modified Field for 2019 Season

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The Next Step: David Schilling Joins Fonda Speedway Sunoco Modified Field for 2019 Season Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com FONDA, NY – David Schilling has made his mark as a consistent frontrunner in the Sportsman division of upstate New York. Now, he is set to embark on a bigger challenge. Schilling will move into the Sunoco Modified ranks for 2019 at Fonda Speedway, tackling the headline division at the ‘Track of Champions’ with support from St. Lawrence Radiology and 1-800-GOT-JUNK? The 22-year-old from East Greenbush, N.Y., looks to add his name to the impressive list of…

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2019 Fonda 200 Offers $53,000 to Win September 26-28 at Legendary Fonda Speedway

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  2019 Fonda 200 Offers $53,000 to Win September 26-28 at Legendary Fonda Speedway Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin FONDA, NY – $53,000! It’s a number that shocked the dirt Modified world on Saturday night. During the annual Night of Champions Awards Banquet for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco, Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo announced the 2019 Fonda 200 will offer $53,000 to win for the Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds! “We’ve been working behind the scenes since we announced the return of the Fonda 200 to get this done,” Deyo…

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BBL Racing Coming ‘Home Again’ to Fonda Speedway

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BBL Racing Coming ‘Home Again’ to Fonda Speedway; Brian Gleason Plans Full Weekly Schedule, Matt DeLorenzo Semi-Regular Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: George Steigerwalt & Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com FONDA, NY – As the John Denver song says, ‘It feels good to be back home again.’ For the BBL Racing team and driver Brian Gleason, ‘home’ is Fonda Speedway and in 2019, they’ll be back in their comfort zone. Gleason will race regularly in Fonda’s Sunoco Modified division this season for the first time in more than three years, marking a return to the ‘Track of Champions’ by the popular…

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Hoyenga Racing To Field Two-Car Fonda Speedway Sunoco Modified Team for Dave Constantino & Cody Bleau

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  Hoyenga Racing To Field Two-Car Fonda Speedway Sunoco Modified Team for Dave Constantino & Cody Bleau Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/JB Photography FONDA, NY – There’s a buzz around legendary Fonda Speedway for 2019 as change is in the air with a new management team, new name for the Sunoco-sponsored Modified division and a more relaxed rules package in the headline class. With that said, fans and race teams are gearing up for Opening Night at the ‘Track of Champions’ on Saturday, April 20. Laudy Hoyenga’s Sloansville, N.Y.-based race team will field two cars in…

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Fonda 200 Modified Portion Offers $78,675 Base Payout for 2019 Edition: Sept. 26-28

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Fonda 200 Modified Portion Offers $78,675 Base Payout for 2019 Edition: Sept. 26-28 Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com FONDA, NY – It’s an event fans and racers have been talking about since the initial announcement in late September. The Fonda 200 is back. A long-standing tradition at the ‘Track of Champions’ won by many of the sport’s iconic figures, the Fonda 200 has been absent for 17 years. That will change in a big way! Fonda Speedway’s BD Motorsports Media LLC management team is bringing back the ‘200 weekend’ on Sept. 26-28, 2019. A hefty payout…

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Sunoco Takes Naming Rights of Fonda Speedway Modified Division for 2019 Season

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Sunoco Takes Naming Rights of Fonda Speedway Modified Division for 2019 Season Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/Fonda Speedway FONDA, NY – When it comes to national recognition on the street or the track, Sunoco is known coast-to-coast. In 2019, the Sunoco Race Fuels brand and legendary Fonda Speedway will go hand-in-hand. BD Motorsports Media LLC of Fonda Speedway and Sunoco Race Fuels, in conjunction with regional distributor Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa., have announced naming rights for the ’19 Modified division at the ‘Track of Champions’ half-mile oval. For the ’19 season and beyond, the headline…

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Fonda Speedway Set for Return to Prominence in 2019

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Fonda Speedway Set for Return to Prominence in 2019 with New Promotions, Reduced Admission & Increased Pay Structures Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin FONDA, NY – Since 1953, the legendary Fonda Speedway has played host to the Northeast’s most talented competitors and passionate fans. For 2019, the ‘Track of Champions’ is poised for a return to prominence. With a new management team under the BD Motorsports Media LLC promotion, Fonda Speedway launches into the ’19 campaign with reduced admission, special events and larger purse structures. It’s truly a ‘win-win-win’ for supporters of the Montgomery County half-mile…

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Deyo Signs Three-Year Agreement For Operation Of Fonda Speedway

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  BD Motorsports Media LLC Signs Three-Year Agreement For Operation Of Fonda Speedway Story By: Brett Deyo/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com FONDA, NY – Fonda Speedway is in new hands for 2019 and beyond. BD Motorsports Media LLC announced today a three-year lease agreement with the Fonda Fair Board to operate the ‘Track of Champions’ half-mile oval from 2019-2021. BD Motorsports Media LLC operator Brett Deyo now assumes the role of promoter at the fairgrounds facility. “For a lifelong fan of Modified racing, taking the helm at Fonda Speedway is an honor and responsibility,” Deyo said. “Fonda…

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FULLER TAKES IMPRESSIVE WIN AT FONDA IN “THE JACK”

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FULLER TAKES IMPRESSIVE WIN AT FONDA IN “THE JACK” Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Fonda, NY – On Saturday evening at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, the pit area was filled to capacity, actually overloaded with race cars for a five division racing program on day two of Thunder Along the Mohawk weekend 2018. With the grandstand filled to capacity and many fans in the bleacher areas as well it was truly a fitting way to honor legendary Fonda Speedway driver Jumpin’ Jack Johnson with a tribute to him simply called “The Jack”. Making it…

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Tim Fuller Wins “The Jack” for Guaranteed 12th Place Starting Position at NAPA Super DIRT Week

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Tim Fuller Wins “The Jack” for Guaranteed 12th Place Starting Position at NAPA Super DIRT Week Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com FONDA, NY – September 22, 2018 – Tim Fuller goes back-to-back in Super DIRTcar Series Feature events after winning “The Jack” at Fonda Speedway. For Fuller, his Mohawk Int’l Raceway victory was sweet, but clinching a guaranteed 12th place starting position at the Billy Whitaker Cars & Trux 200 NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week finale is sweeter. NASCAR Camping World Truck Championship contender Stewart Friesen lead a majority of the laps, but failed…

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Stewart Friesen Fights off Competition for DIRTcar 358 Modified Win

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Stewart Friesen Fights off Competition for DIRTcar 358 Modified Win Story By: Joe Grabianoski/Super DIRTcar Series FONDA, NY – September 21, 2018 – Stewart Friesen found himself in a familiar place on Friday, Victory Lane at Fonda Speedway. However, this win was a little different from any of the others. This time Stewart Friesen picked up his first career DIRTcar 358 Modified tour win. Friesen passed Bobby Varin midway through the race and successfully fended off Varin’s challenges. Varin finished second while veteran driver Pat Ward crossed the finish line in third place. With a time-limit set by Mother Nature,…

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RESCHEDULING OF THE “HONDO CLASSIC” AND “THE JACK”

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RESCHEDULING OF THE “HONDO CLASSIC” AND “THE JACK” Story By: Ron Sczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/Fonda Speedway Fonda, NY – The month of September is going to be a special one at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway after the break for the annual Fonda Fair as the Hondo Classic has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 15th after mother nature had different ideas on our first and second attempts to hold the event. Saturday, September 15 will also be Benjamin Moore Paints Night at the Fonda Speedway. Fonda Speedway will be dropping the KOD sanction for this event in…

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SCHOOL HOUSE POOLS PRESENTS RACING ACTION AT THE FONDA SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY

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SCHOOL HOUSE POOLS PRESENTS RACING ACTION AT THE FONDA SPEEDWAY THIS SATURDAY Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/Fonda Speedway Fonda, NY – This Saturday, August 11 at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, School House Pools will sponsor a regular evening of racing action in all regular divisions with a starting time of 7:00 p.m. Also on the racing card will be the Classics on Dirt Vintage cars with the win the last time they competed at Fonda going to Jay Lais who got to celebrate a very special win with his father Tom Lais in victory…

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THE JACK IS BACK; RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 13th AT FONDA

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NAPA Super DIRT Week Qualifier Rescheduled for Monday, August 13 at Fonda Speedway Story By: Joe Grabianowski/Super DIRTcar Series Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com CONCORD, NC – August 6, 2018 – Super DIRTcar Series officials and Fonda Speedway management successfully pinned down a date to reschedule “The Jack” 100 Super DIRTcar Series event. The winner of this prestigious event is guaranteed to start no farther back than position number twelve in the 200-lap NAPA Super DIRT Week XLVII finale on Sunday October, 7 at Oswego Speedway. After a widespread weather system soaked the capital region of New York on Wednesday, August…

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FRIESEN TIES SHOEMAKER ON THE ALL TIME WIN LIST AT FONDA AFTER WIN

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FRIESEN TIES SHOEMAKER ON THE ALL TIME WIN LIST AT FONDA AFTER WIN Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/Fonda Speedway Fonda, NY – After his car was lifted off of another car in a lap one wreck at Fonda on Saturday evening, Stewart Friesen pitted to replace a flat left front tire and bent radius rods and continued on in the 30-lap modified main event with a bent front axle that the crew had no time to replace. Taking the lead on lap nine after restarting just outside the top 10, Friesen went on to his seventh…

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“THE JACK” AT FONDA TO OFFER GUARANTEED STARTING SPOT FOR THE MAIN EVENT AT NAPA AUTO PARTS SUPER DIRT WEEK

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“THE JACK” AT FONDA TO OFFER GUARANTEED STARTING SPOT FOR THE MAIN EVENT AT NAPA AUTO PARTS SUPER DIRT WEEK 2018 AT OSWEGO Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin & Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Fonda, NY – Guaranteed starting spots are hard to come by for any big racing events, if there are any even available. In 2018, DIRTcar announced earlier this year that six Super DIRTcar Series events held this season would award guaranteed starting positions to the winners of those events in the NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week 200 to be held this October at the…

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HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY HIGHLIGHTS FONDA SPEEDWAY RACING PROGRAM

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HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY HIGHLIGHTS FONDA SPEEDWAY RACING PROGRAM Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/Fonda Speedway Fonda, NY – This coming Saturday, July 28 a very special program will be held at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway as the class of 2018 Hall of Fame Inductions will be announced at a ceremony to be held rain or shine at the Fonda Speedway Museum starting at 4:00 p.m. A regular program of racing in all regular divisions will begin on track at 7:00 p.m. Also on display at the museum and in competition on track will…

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“THE JACK” COMING TO FONDA ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1

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“THE JACK” COMING TO FONDA ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Fonda, NY – “The Jack” will be held at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway on Wednesday, August 1 featuring not only the 100-lap event for the modifieds but also the 30-lap Hondo Classic for pro stocks and a street stock challenge with racing set to start at 7:15 p.m. DIRTcar made this official in a press release earlier this year saying: “In order to further honor the career of an outstanding big block modified driver, the Fourth Annual Jack Johnson Tribute…

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CONSTANTINO EARNS FIRST KOD VICTORY AT FONDA

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CONSTANTINO EARNS FIRST KOD VICTORY AT FONDA Two Races Left On Sportsman Tour To Crown 2018 King Story By: Rob Hazer/King of Dirt Photos By: Jeff Karabin/Fonda Speedway July 16, 2018 (Fonda, NY) – David Constantino has been bad fast in previous King Of Dirt Racing Sportsman events, but victory has eluded the DKM driver. That is until Saturday night at the track of champions, where Constantino fought his way to the lead and held off late race challenges from Jeremy Pitts to earn his first career KOD Sportsman tour victory. The night started off with the unique format used…

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VARIN TAKES FONDA WIN WHILE WILSON WINS CAREER FIRST IN PRO STOCKS

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VARIN TAKES FONDA WIN WHILE WILSON WINS CAREER FIRST IN PRO STOCKS Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/Fonda Speedway Fonda, NY – It was Sampson Motor Car and Make A Wish Night at the Fonda Speedway on Saturday evening with great racing taking place in all divisions. When the checkered flag flew it was Bobby Varin winning in what he called a “Dogfight” in victory lane, Mark Mortensen conquering some struggles he’s had with his race car this season for a win in the sportsman division, and Cassidy Wilson winning the first feature of his career in…

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FONDA SPEEDWAY BEGINS THE MONTH OF JUNE WITH SAMPSON MOTOR CAR NIGHT THIS SATURDAY

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FONDA SPEEDWAY BEGINS THE MONTH OF JUNE WITH SAMPSON MOTOR CAR NIGHT THIS SATURDAY Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/Fonda Speedway Fonda, NY – This coming Saturday, June 2 at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, Sampson Motor Car presents a regular racing program in all regular divisions with a starting time of 7:00 p.m. on Make A Wish Night. Last year on the first week of June at Fonda the only driver who won that night that went on to win the track championship was Johnny Young in the street stock division. Other winners on the…

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FRIESEN SCORES HIS THIRD CAREER “ICE JAM” WIN AT FONDA WORTH $5,500

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FRIESEN SCORES HIS THIRD CAREER “ICE JAM” WIN AT FONDA WORTH $5,500 Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jeff Karabin/Fonda Speedway Fonda, NY – Stewart Friesen has been successful in winning big money dirt track racing events in recent weeks starting with the Bruce Rogers Memorial event at Grandview worth $7,500 followed by the Battle of the Bay at Georgetown worth $6,111. Now he can add to that list the “Ice Jam” at the Fonda Speedway which he won on Saturday evening worth $5,500 for the win. Friesen started on the pole after winning heat race number one and…

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OPENING DAY HISTORY AT THE “TRACK OF CHAMPIONS” FONDA SPEEDWAY

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OPENING DAY HISTORY AT THE “TRACK OF CHAMPIONS” FONDA SPEEDWAY Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Matt Noles/RacersGuide.com Fonda, NY – When the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway opens its gates for the 2018 season opener on Saturday, April 21 another chapter will be started in the history books of the Montgomery County Fairgrounds facility. The 65th consecutive season of racing at the historic facility begins at 4:00 p.m. with the annual 50-lap Ice Jam event for the modifieds paying $5,500 to win. All other regular divisions will also be in action as points will also begin in all…

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EXCITEMENT BUILDS FOR OPENING DAY 2018 AT THE “TRACK OF CHAMPIONS” FONDA SPEEDWAY

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EXCITEMENT BUILDS FOR OPENING DAY 2018 AT THE “TRACK OF CHAMPIONS” FONDA SPEEDWAY Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com Fonda, NY – So what does opening day at the local race track mean to you? To me as a child it meant sitting on the top row of the turn four bleachers watching the race cars come into the fairgrounds on their open trailers, new paint schemes making it hard at times to figure out just who the drivers were. Now with the use of enclosed trailers it makes it even harder to identify cars…

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FONDA SPEEDWAY CAR SHOW OPENS THE 2018 RACING SEASON MARCH 16-18

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FONDA SPEEDWAY CAR SHOW OPENS THE 2018 RACING SEASON MARCH 16-18 – 2018 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Dave Dalesandro/RacersGuide.com Fonda, NY - With less than a week until move in day, excitement is building for the annual Fonda Speedway car show at the Via Port Rotterdam Mall on Friday through Sunday March 16-18. With what has become a tradition for area racers and fans it also signals that racing at the “Track of Champions” is right around the corner. 2018 will be the 65th consecutive season of racing at the historic Fonda Fairgrounds facility. A…

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JACK JOHNSON TRIBUTE EVENT AT FONDA TO OFFER GUARANTEED STARTING SPOT FOR SUPER DIRT WEEK 200

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JACK JOHNSON TRIBUTE EVENT AT FONDA TO OFFER GUARANTEED STARTING SPOT FOR THE MAIN EVENT AT NAPA AUTO PARTS SUPER DIRT WEEK 2018 AT OSWEGO Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com Fonda, NY – Guaranteed starting spots are hard to come by for any big racing events, if there are any even available. In 2018, DIRTcar announced this week that six Super DIRTcar Series events held this season will award guaranteed starting positions to the winners of those events in the NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week 200 to be held this October at the…

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VARIN AND WARNER EARN KOD VICTORIES AT FONDA

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VARIN AND WARNER EARN KOD VICTORIES AT FONDA Marc Johnson And Rocky Warner Are Kings Of Their Divisions Story By: Rob Hazer/KoD Photos By: Matt Noles/RacersGuide.com September 25, 2017 (Fonda, NY) – King Of Dirt Racing rolled into Fonda Speedway for the season finale in both the Small Block Modified and DIRTcar East Region divisions. When the dust settled Bobby Varin claimed his second consecutive tour victory and Rocky Warner captured his fifth of the season. Marc Johnson secured the Small Block Series title, while Rocky Warner earned the KOD/DIRTcar East championship. Jessey Mueller and Matt DeLorenzo led the field…

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MAKING THE “GRAND DADDY” EVENT AT FONDA TRULY SPECIAL

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MAKING THE “GRAND DADDY” EVENT AT FONDA TRULY SPECIAL Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com Fonda, NY – This past Saturday September 16, one of the biggest if not the biggest events for the sportsman division was held at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway when the “Grand Daddy” event, which was presented by Tom & Sharon Spencer and Adirondack Leather, was held in memory of the late Don Warner. To put an event of this magnitude on at any race track is a huge deal and the Warner family had many sponsors step up to the…

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FONDA SPEEDWAY PRESENTS A HUGE TWO DAY RACING PROGRAM THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY

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FONDA SPEEDWAY PRESENTS A HUGE TWO DAY RACING PROGRAM THIS FRIDAY & SATURDAY Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com Fonda, NY – On Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway will run a huge two day racing program with the running of the “Prelude to the Party Weekend”! Friday evenings racing schedule includes the King of Dirt (KOD) 358 Modifieds, the DIRTcar/King of Dirt (KOD) 602 Sportsman, an open pro stock feature with DIRTcar rules in effect, the CRSA sprint cars, street stocks, and modified warm ups for anyone looking for…

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DON WARNER MEMORIAL BRINGS FONDA SPEEDWAY BACK TO ACTION ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16

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“THE GRAND DADDY” DON WARNER MEMORIAL BRINGS FONDA SPEEDWAY BACK TO ACTION ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16 AFTER THE ANNUAL FONDA FAIR Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Matt Noles/RacersGuide.com After a three-week break for the annual Fonda Fair, the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway will be back in action on Saturday, September 16 with a special racing program consisting of a 50-lap event for the 602 sportsman titled “The Grand Daddy”. The race, which will be presented, by Tom and Sharon Spencer and Adirondack Leather will pay $2,000 to win plus additional lap money that will also be available…

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CHAMPIONS TO BE CROWNED ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 AT FONDA

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2017 TRACK CHAMPIONS TO BE CROWNED ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 AT FONDA Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Matt Noles/RacersGuide.com Fonda, NY – On Saturday evening August 19, the 2017 track champions in all divisions will be crowned as Fonda Speedway celebrates the final night of points with a special racing program called the “Night of Features”. On the racing program will be twin 20-lap events for the modified division while single feature events will determine the champions in all of the other divisions. Because their feature from last Saturday was delayed until this week, the sportsman division will…

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Danny Varin Blisters ESS Fonda Field

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Danny Varin Blisters the Field to win Lucas Oil ESS Earl Halaquist Memorial at Fonda Story By: Dean Reynolds/ESS Photos By: Matt Noles/RacersGuide.com FONDA, NY – Danny Varin enjoys when the winged sprint cars come to not only his home track, but his home town. The Lucas Oil Empire made its return to the Fonda Speedway for the Earl Halaquist Memorial and when the checkered flag fell, Varin lapped up until the eighth place finisher for his $2,075 victory. The annual Earl Halaquist Memorial was career win #5 which paid points for the overall Lucas Oil Championship and the NAPA…

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Historic Weekend of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints

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Historic Weekend of the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Story By: Dean Reynolds/ESS Photos By: Walt Smith/RacersGuide.com SYRACUSE, NY – The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will showcase a little history and a trip down memory lane this weekend with their events at Fonda and Weedsport. On Saturday at Fonda will be the annual Earl Halaquist Memorial while Sunday at Weedsport it will be the Legends Reunion with the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. After a year off, the stars and cars from ESS is back at the Track of Champions with a full point event where it awards points…

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A VERDI STORAGE CONTAINERS PRESENTS THE ESS SPRINT CARS AT FONDA ON SATURDAY

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A VERDI STORAGE CONTAINERS PRESENTS THE ESS SPRINT CARS AT FONDA ON SATURDAY AUGUST 12 Story By: Ron Szczerba/Fonda Speedway Photos By: Harry & Jane Cella/RacersGuide.com Fonda, NY – On Saturday August 12, A Verdi Storage Containers will present the thrilling speed of 360-Sprint cars from the Empire Super Sprint (ESS) group at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway. Along with the sprints cars will be a regular show in all other divisions with a starting time of 7:00 p.m. According to the ESS Facebook page, the event on Saturday at Fonda will be the 14th Annual Earl Halaquist Memorial…

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