By RON SZCZERBA
FONDA, NY – This Saturday, June 8 at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, the Sunoco Modifieds will compete in Twin 20-lap events with $1,500 to win going to the winners of each of those two events. Also on the racing card will be the Swagger Factory Apparel 602 Crate Sportsman who will run the rain delayed 25-lap feature from 5/25 along with a regularly scheduled feature event.
The Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman will also be in action along with the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks (Best of 8 Series event presented by American Racer) and the Trackside Body Works Street Stocks. Racing will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The Sunoco Modifieds will run heat races handicapped normally. The first feature will be lined up via the weekly handicapping system with the winner of the first 20-lap event drawing an invert of either four, six, or eight for the second event. The remainder of the field will file in lined up by the order of finish from the first feature.
The Saturday racing program will begin where it does each and every Saturday night, at the Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame & Museum where they will welcome last week’s feature winners Brian Calabrese (Swagger Factory Apparel 602 Crate Sportsman), Steve Wagoner (Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman), and Stephen Young (Trackside Body Works Street Stocks). The drivers will be on hand with their racecars at the museum beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Hey Kid’s wouldn’t it be awesome if you could have your name on a racecar? This Saturday, June 8 is your chance. Always looking for ways to get kids involved in racing, Alicia Hughes came up with an idea to be able to have kids sign her #730 Pro-Stock and ride along with her for the remainder of the season. Be sure to get to the “Track of Champions” early to come in and etch your name on a real life racecar.
The car will be displayed by the Fonda Speedway Kid’s Club end of the covered grandstands at gate two so come over and check it out and sign your kid’s name to it! Ashley Abeling does a fantastic job with the Kid’s Club so be sure to stop by and say hello!
Also this Saturday June 8, the New York State Stock Car Association (NYSSCA) will hold their annual Safety Awards Night. Drivers in each of the feature events in all divisions who are members of NYSSCA are eligible for the awards, which include $75, a NYSSCA Yearbook, and a NYSSCA hat to the first NYSSCA member across the finish line in each of the feature events in all divisions. The second NYSSCA member across the finish line in each of the feature events in all divisions will receive $25, a NYSSCA Yearbook, and a NYSSCA hat.
There will also be one “Wildcard” award handed out to one lucky driver who is chosen overall and that driver will receive $50, a NYSSCA Yearbook, and a NYSSCA hat. If you are not yet a member of NYSSCA, you can see track representative Bonnie Mortensen before the racing program begins so that you are eligible to receive the awards on Saturday nights. The membership fee is $25.
WHO IS NYSSCA?
The New York State Stock Car Association is a group of area racers dedicated to the betterment of the sport through education and continued support. NYSSCA and its predecessor, the New York State Stock Car Owners and Drivers Club were originally created as “sounding boards” for area racers to voice opinions and to effect change at local speedways. Early 1960’s meetings concerned raising track purses and changing track rules. When NYSSCA was incorporated in 1969, the officers and board members expressed concerns over track safety and insurance matters.
One of NYSSCA’s first projects was to establish a benefit fund to help members who are injured in race related accidents. The fund has easily become one of the most important functions of the organization.
NYSSCA is also highly regarded for its awards banquet. The awards banquet was started in 1964, with some huge, well-remembered events taking place at the Schenectady IUE 301 Union Hall in the early 1970’s. Recent banquets at the Albany Polish Community Center have been just as large as membership climbs to all-time records.
NYSSCA memberships are open to ANYONE – all drivers, owners, fans, press, sponsors, and other members of the racing fraternity!
For more information about the New York State Stock Car Association (NYSSCA) you can go to their website www.nyssca.com
Race Day Information:
Gates Open: 4:00 p.m.
Hot Laps: 6:00 p.m.
Racing: 7:00 p.m.
Seniors: (65 & Above) $11.00
Kids 11 & Under: FREE
Pit Entry W/Fonda Speedway License: $30.00
Pit Entry W/O License: $35.00
Parking in Speedway Lot: FREE
Concession Stands & Beer Booth Open
Fonda Speedway Novelty Stand: Brand new Fonda Speedway available for purchase.
Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame & Museum
Opens @ 3:30 pm
Admission to the Hall of Fame & Museum: FREE
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