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 event will feature a draw for heat-race starting positions with a redraw of top qualifiers for the main. The tire rule is relaxed to allow American Racer 33 or harder tires across the front; 44 or harder left-rear; 48 or harder right-rear. All other Fonda rules remain in effect.
The Vermont-based King of Dirt Series makes its first pilgrimage to Fonda of 2019 in the Northeast Crate Nationals 50-lapper paying a huge $2,000 to win, $1,000 for second, $300 for 10th and $150 just to take the green flag! This event also pays tow money: $75 per car.
American Racer or Hoosier tires will be permitted for the Northeast Crate Nationals per King of Dirt Series rules.
For the second time in 2019, the Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA 305 Sprint Cars roll into Fonda with their winged brand of excitement.
Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks will race 20 laps for an increased $1,000 to win. This event will be run under a draw/redraw format and both American Racer and Hoosier tires will be permitted.
Completing the program are feature events for the Trackside Body Works Street Stocks, Four Cylinder Cruisers and the season finale for the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series.
Gates will open at 2 p.m. Hot laps will hit the track at 4:45 p.m. led by CRSA Sprint Car engine heat. Racing gets the green at 6 p.m.
Adult admission is $16. Seniors (ages 65 and above) pay $14. Kids 11 and under are FREE.
Pit admission is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Kids (ages 6-12) pay $10 in the pits and Children 5 and under pay $2.
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.