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Friesen Ends Point Season at Fonda in Victory Lane

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Stewart Friesen Passes Craig Hanson on his way to Victory in Second 20-lap Feature at Fonda Speedway Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FONDA, NY- August 20, 2017- On the final night of points at the Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y. last season, one person was missing; Stewart Friesen. After being a fixture in victory lane every year since his arrival in 2012, last year saw the Sprakers, N.Y. resident calling the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y. his home for the season leaving his usual place at the ‘Track of Champions’ empty in 2016. His absence…

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Maresca Breaks Through for Fonda Modified Triumph

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Mike Maresca Ends His Streak of Bad Luck with First-Career Victory Saturday Night Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FONDA, NY- August 20, 2017- For young modified competitor Mike Maresca, it seemed that in 2017 if it weren’t for bad luck, he’d have no luck at all. The driver of the now familiar No. 7mm always unloaded with a fast and incredibly competitive car weekly at the famed Fonda, N.Y. oval, yet bad luck reared its ugly head at nearly every turn with flat tires and other inexplicably unfortunate circumstances. In short, the proverbial light at the end…

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Wilder Victorious in Fonda Speedway Modified Action

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Jeremy Wilder Wheels his No. 22J to Victory Lane for his Second Victory in 2017 at the ‘Track of Champions’ Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FONDA, NY- August 6, 2017- Racing is all about timing. Being able to differentiate between knowing when – or in some cases when not to – push the issue is often the deciding factor between finding success behind the wheel or simply bringing nothing but the steering wheel home at the end of the night. In the same respect, knowing when to make a change can either define ones season or -…

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Mahaney Victorious in 50-Lap Jack Johnson Tribute at Fonda Speedway

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Mike Mahaney Holds Off Tim Fuller for First Fonda Victory since 2012 Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FONDA, NY- August 3, 2017- Time, as it so often does, has a terrible and innate ability to make memories fade into obscurity. With his driving career coming to a sudden halt nearly a decade ago, the aforementioned statement may hold true in most aspects of life, but not where the legendary Jack Johnson is concerned. For the third consecutive season, the faithful patrons of the historic Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y., broke out their orange attire and paid tribute…

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Josh Hohenforst gets Second Victory of 2017 at Fonda Speedway

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After a Solid and Well-Fought Run to Second Place, Hohenforst Declared the Winner of the Modified Feature after Stewart Friesen Fails to Make Weight Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FONDA, NY- June 11, 2017- As Yogi Berra once stated, it ain’t over ‘til it’s over. When Stewart Friesen crossed the line ahead of all others at the conclusion of the DIRTcar modified feature at the famed Fonda Speedway in Fonda, New York on Saturday night, the race was seemingly – and convincingly – over. Then again, not all outcomes are permanent. After failing to make weight post-race,…

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Harry Shaffer Breaks Through for First-Career Sportsman Triumph at ‘The Track of Champions’

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After 29-years of Trying and 29-Years of Close Calls, ‘Happy’ Harry Shaffer Finally Finds Victory Lane at Fonda Speedway Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FONDA, NY- June 11, 2017- Sometimes it’s the most important accomplishment, the most important triumph that can elude racecar drivers the most. For Brett Hearn, it was a victory in the Outlaw 200 at the Fulton Speedway [in Fulton, New York], for Dale Earnhardt it was the Daytona 500 at the Daytona International Speedway, for Harry Shaffer, it was a victory at his most coveted piece of hallowed ground; the Fonda Speedway in…

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Kenny Gates Notches Career Win No. 70 at Fonda Speedway

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Defending Fonda Speedway Pro Stock Champion Kenny Gates Claims Fifth Victory of 2017 at ‘The Track of Champions’ Story and Photos By: MATT NOLES / RACERSGUIDE.COM FONDA, NY- June 11, 2017- Some victories are more difficult than others. One week removed from being proven fallible – a fact that many of his fellow competitors were beginning to think improbable – West Winfield, New York native Kenny Gates resumed his place atop the podium after winning his 70th career pro stock victory at the famed Fonda Speedway in Fonda, New York on Saturday night. Gates, who is the defending track champion…

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