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  1. 2019 Fonda Speedway 200. He loves the Fonda track, his words spoken each time he has run it with the Sprint Car.
  2. Between this and Fonda, great racing in the o'le valley in 2019!!!
  3. February 10, 2019 (Fultonville, New York) 2019 Racing Schedule We are pleased to announce our 2019 racing schedule! The team has been working hard to put together an action packed schedule for the Ridge faithful. Our season will kick off on April 28th (weather permitting) for an open practice day. With the earlier announcement of switching to American Racer Tires, we wanted to give the teams a chance to get some tire testing in before the season officially begins on May 5th. We are also happy to announce that the Modifieds will be back in 2019 for 10 races on 8 nights. The Ridge is part of the The American Racer Cup giving modified teams a chance to run minimal times and reap the rewards of what the ARC has to offer. July 6th, the Ridge will host 'Vengeance' a 50 lap, $2500 to win modified show. Lap money, contingency awards and more! The Red Chair 602 Crate Modifieds will headline the racing season once again. Drivers can also sign up for the Sportsman The American Racer Cup and bring home some great money, and tire bonuses throughout the season as well. The 602 Regional Championship race is also scheduled for July 6th. Billy & Cindy Yurkewecz of Yurkewecz Auto Crushers in Fultonville NY are the official title sponsor of the Pro-Stock division. Montgomery County Championships between the 602's and Pro-Stocks are also on the line this season as the Ridge @ neighboring track Fonda Speedway have joined forces to offer drivers another run at some extra cash. The driver with the best 8 finishes at The Ridge, and the best 8 finishes at Fonda Speedway will be crowned Montgomery County Champion! Mini-Stocks will have a special race this summer thanks in part to Damon Anderson and his team. The 1st ever 'MINI-SHOCK' 50 lap race will pay $500 to the 1st SOHC across the line and $500 to the 1st DOHC driver to the checkers. Limited Sportsman, All-Star Slingshots & the Northeast Paving and Sealcoat Jr Slingshots will complete the weekly racing. We have also added some special divisions to the racing card this season as well. The CRSA Sprints return to their roots for two shows, WRA Sprints- Wingless Racer's Alliance, NY6A 600 Sprint Tour, Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds, and the USAC East Coast Sprint Cars all make appearances the season. NYSSCA-New York State Stock Car Association night, Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Night, EMS Night, and much much more! Schedule may change as we are still working on a few things for other divisions and the fans! A lot more information forthcoming, pricing, times, VIP Lounge pricing, possibly some new concession items, and a bunch more. We are super busy in hopes of making 2019 the greatest season at #THERIDGE! Stay tuned! 2019 Tentative Racing Schedule Sunday April 28, 2019 – Open Practice / Any Division Sunday May 5, 2019 - Points Begin All Divisions - The Red Chair Crate Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots. Sunday May 12, 2019 - Mother's Day Special (Free Flower To 1st 50 Moms) - The Red Chair Crate Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots. Sunday May 19, 2019 - *** MODIFIEDS *** Fan Appreciation / Meet & Greet Night - The Red Chair Crate Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots. Sunday May 26, 2019 – Our Heroes 30 Crate Modified - Free Military w/ID (Mont. Co. Veterans Helmet Drive) – The Red Chair Crate Modifieds (Show Up Points), Limited Sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots. Sunday June 2, 2019 - The Mini-Shock (50 Lap 4-Cylinder Cruiser/Mini Stock) & C.R.S.A. Sprint Cars - The Red Chair Crate Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots. Sunday June 9, 2019 - *** MODIFIEDS TWIN 25’S *** Children's Day (Bicycles & Backpacks) - The Red Chair Crate Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots. Sunday June 16, 2019 - WRA Wingless Racers Alliance - The Red Chair Crate Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots. Sunday June 23, 2019 - *** MODIFIEDS *** National Pink Day (Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet Giveaways) - The Red Chair Crate Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots. Sunday June 30, 2019 - USAC East Coast Sprint Cars presented by NPS Northeast Paving & Sealcoating - The Red Chair Crate Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots. (*NO Yurkewecz Auto Crusher PRO-STOCKS*). Saturday July 6, 2019 - 'Vengeance' 50 Lap *** MODIFIEDS *** $2500 To Win! & Hoosier Daddy II 602 Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots. Sunday July 14, 2019 - Local EMS Night (Half Price Adult Admission for Local Fire/Police/EMS Personal w/ID) - The Red Chair Crate Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots. Sunday July 21, 2019 - *** MODIFIEDS *** Double Point Night All Divisions - The Red Chair Crate Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots. Sunday July 28, 2019 - CRSA Sprint Cars - The Red Chair Crate Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots. Sunday August 4, 2019 - *** MODIFIEDS *** NYSSCA Night & Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Night - The Red Chair Crate Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots. Sunday August 11, 2019 - *** MODIFIEDS *** & WRA Wingless Racers Alliance - The Red Chair Crate Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots. Sunday August 18, 2019 - Hall of Fame Night & NY6a 600 Sprint Tour - The Red Chair 'TOPLESS' Crate Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots. Saturday August 24, 2019 - *** MODIFIED TWIN 25’S *** - The Red Chair Crate Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots. Saturday August 31, 2019 - *** MODIFIEDS *** & Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series - The Red Chair Crate Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots. Sunday September 8, 2019 - Championship Night (Points End All Divisions) The Red Chair Crate Modifieds, Limited Sportsman, Yurkewecz Auto Crusher Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, All-Star Slingshots, NPS Jr. Slingshots.2019
  4. Fri-Sat racing together with Fonda will work out awesome in 2020, Fonda - Glenridge will present us in the mohawk valley and beyond a fantastic racing weekend, every weekend during the season! Further proof that Malta doesn't have to be the only place for drivers to go on a Friday night, and the so very many that don't make the feature each week, can make a feature at "The Ridge!!!
  5. After watching the interview with Brett on Dirt Track Features on FB, I am even more excited for 2019 to kick off at Fonda! The man has said it before, he says it in the interview, he is not interested in fighting with any other series, promoter, or track. He also again says, Dirt and Deyo can co-exist in the racing world with no problems!! Take the time to hear him out if you haven't already, and of course give the man and the track a chance before cutting him down. There is NO way Fonda cant be better than the last few years!!!!
  6. 2 CRSA Sprint shows in the 2019 season. Way to go Glenridge Team!!
  7. They have been releasing things in their FB page regarding the 2019 season. There is more exciting news then what the paper has so far printed. Anything above a cruiser is exciting to watch at the Ridge, cant wait to see those 2 tours there as well!
  8. Willy is in the Dodsen (Spelling) ride for Mod's this season.
  9. As a fan, Ive seen first hand some horrific wrecks over the years. Ive only seen 1 car have a fire involving the cockpit area of the car and driver slightly burned. Track fire crews properly trained and on the spot when a incident happens goes a long way to preventing fire danger for drivers. Cars are still made of steel, body's mostly sheet metal, tires are rubber and fuel is still fuel. What has changed that a added cost to any driver/team now has to be mandated??? Insurance company's can be handled by the collective masses if they are pushing the issue, but a sanctioning body should be looking for ways to decrease a driver/teams cost instead of raising it. In case they hadn't noticed, the tracks don't have the crowds in the stands or cars at the track they used to be there 25 yrs ago, none of that is because of lack of safety issues!!!
  10. Limited is the same as Rookie class.
  11. Todays media, when claiming everything is wrong because if Trump doesnt work, start bringing back up old stories that have never been news worthy!!!
  12. Short Track Super Series, Deyo run.
  13. This is a belief that is very wrong!! Join the ag society, get involved, one can be part of change if they truly desire to be part of change! Todays society would rather sit behind a keyboard and run there mouths vs the exact opposite! There are many important details regarding the last fonda speedway promoter, I don't think its my position to delve into such details, but if Pete had held his own side of the deal, the fair board would have NEVER even discussed changing agreements!!! Pete isn't the only person bashed online, in the coffee shop, or the race car garage. There is a long list of folks that have been basked since the beginning of time regarding racing. Todays opportunity of a online platform is doing a lot of good for society, but at the same time its tearing down many aspects of the same society!!! This discussion could go on for years, and no one will EVER agree on all points!!!
  14. If in fact the Fair Board becomes a issue with the facility then it should be made public knowledge. The public cant help when they dont know whats going on. Some of us voting members can get involved if need be, but again we must be aware of the issues! Personalities in around the Fonda Speedway can/will go a long way to changing perspective! Of course all the drivers and fans that bitched week in and week out, yet kept going to the track have never and will never do anything but bitch vs being proactive with the subjects at hand. We are headed into 2019, society will never again be like it was 20+ years ago, nor will dirt track racing in Montgomery County, but it can drasticly change for the better! Good luck to the new team, looking foreword to a better 2019 !!
  15. Well I guess that settles that, 76 didnt punt the 44 after all. Thank you for the video over all.
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