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. Warner now has championships in Modified, Sportsman, Pro Stock and Street Stock competition at the half-mile oval.
‘The Flying Squirrel’ and car owner Jake Spraker teamed for five victories during the season at Fonda with their Pro Power Racing Engines-powered No. 1J Teo-Pro car and clinched the title one week prior to Championship Night.
With registration for the 200 now open, Warner was first to throw his name on the roster with a huge $53,000 top prize looming.
Early registration forms for the Modified portion of the Fonda 200 can be found on the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fonda200ModifiedEntryForm.pdf.
Racers save $50 off their registration fee by completing the form by Sept. 7.
Rules and Race Procedures for the 200 have been posted at the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fonda200RulesandProcedures.pdf
Complete Fonda 200 payout information is on the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fonda200Payout.pdf
Thursday (Sept. 26) is reserved for camper and trailer parking in addition to open practice for those seeking lap time on the famed Track of Champions layout.
Friday (Sept. 27) will include 15-lap qualifying races for the Sunoco Modifieds, the Patriot Sprint Tour with a full program plus a make-up feature event postponed by rain on May 25, Pro Stocks competing for $1,000 to win, Trackside Body Works Street Stocks in a $500-to-win event and Four Cylinder Cruisers.
Saturday (Sept. 28) will be reserved for Modified Last Chance Qualifiers, Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,500 to win) and the anticipated 200 finale.
Weekend reserved grandstand tickets are available now and can be obtained by calling the speedway office at 518.915.4395 and leaving a message for Angela Hanson. Office hours for walk-up sales are posted on the speedway Facebook page as well.
A Fonda 200 information page can be found on the speedway website: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/fonda-200/
Since 1953, the ‘Track of Champions’ Fonda Speedway has hosted the best in stock car racing. Now 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/thefondaspdwy or follow on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.