FONDA, NY – Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz only finds her way back home after repeating the phrase, ‘there’s no place like home.’
The Fonda Speedway was the home track to all three of the current owners of Dirt Track Digest. Current owner George Smith continues to call Fonda home on Saturday night’s while co-owners GT Smith and Mike Mallett continue to look forward to each chance they get to visit the Track of Champions.
In 2020, Dirt Track Digest TV is making its way home.
While in negotiations to broadcast the Short Track Super Series with BD Motorsports Media owner Brett Deyo, a deal was also reached to bring Fonda Speedway action to the weekly pay-per-view line-up.
“I grew up at Fonda Speedway,” commented DTD co-owner GT Smith. “I live in Florida now, but Fonda Speedway will always be my home. I spent all of my Saturday nights as a kid at Fonda until my early 20’s. I couldn’t be happier to make a deal with Brett Deyo to bring Fonda Speedway to more people.”
In 2019, Dirt Track Digest TV broadcast a handful of races from the Track of Champions including the season opener, the Firecracker 50 as well as the season ending Fonda 200 weekend. Dirt Track Digest partner FLX Media Group also produced the Firecracker event for broadcast across the country on MAV-TV. As a result of the success of those events, Deyo showed interest in adding more events to the 2020 schedule. DTD TV was happy to oblige.
“Fonda Speedway has some of the best racing around,” said Deyo. “We have great crowds every week, but we aren’t satisfied with that. We want people from all over the country to be able to watch the phenomenal racing when they can’t be here with us.”
The first broadcast of 2020 at the Fonda Speedway is slated for April 18 with the season opener before April 25 when the Modified division races for $8,000 to win. Fonda 200 weekend is again slated for September with racing on the 18th and 19th of the month with the $53,000 200-lap finale taking center stage on the 19th.
Full 2020 Fonda Speedway broadcast schedule:
April 18 – Season Opener: complete program
April 25 – Fonda Loyalty Night – $8,000-to-win Sunoco Modifieds – complete program plus Four Cylinder Cruisers
May 2 – Complete Program plus Four Cylinder Cruisers – $1,000-to-win Pro Stock
May 9 – Dollar Night – $1 Grandstand Admission – All divisions plus Four Cylinder Cruisers – Flowers & Giveaways for Moms in Attendance!
May 16 – Lou Lazzaro Memorial Night: Sunoco Modifieds: 44 laps, $4,444 to win plus other bonuses – $4 off admission with Lou Lazzaro tee-shirt
May 23 – M.W. Roosevelt & Son/Roosevelt Towing & Recovery Dave Lape Tribute Night: Sunoco Modified Twin 22s – complete program plus Four Cylinder Cruisers
May 30 – Yurkewecz Auto Crushers Night – Complete program plus Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series (rain date for Dollar Night) – Regional Animal Shelter Benefit
June 6 – Bob Hilbert Sportswear $5 Night – $5 Grandstand Admission & NYSCCA Safety Night – Pro Stock Hondo Classic – Complete program plus Four Cylinder Cruisers – Meet & Greet Night
June 13 – A-Verdi Storage Containers Hall of Fame Night – A-Verdi Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprint Cars Earl Halaquist Memorial – complete program plus Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds
June 20 – Kelly’s Meat Market Night – Bill Ag Tribute Modified Elimination Races – Giveaways for Dads in Attendance!
June 27 – School House Pools Night – Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Cars (first time ever) – complete program plus Four Cylinder Cruisers
Wednesday, July 1 – Fuccillo Automotive Group Firecracker 50: Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Modifieds 50 laps, $10,000 to win plus STSS Crate 602 Sportsman 25 laps, $2,000 to win
July 4 – Red, White & Blue Special: Fireworks Extravaganza – Dollar Dog Night – Complete program, $1,776-to-win Pro Stocks plus Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds
July 11 – Sampson Motorcar/Yellow Transportation Night – complete program, $1,000-to-win Pro Stocks plus Four Cylinder Cruisers
July 18 – One Zee Tees presents Autism Awareness Night – Sunoco Modified Twin 20s plus Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series
July 25 – Complete program plus CRSA Sprint Cars
August 1 – $5 Night – $5 Grandstand Admission – all divisions plus Four Cylinder Cruisers
August 8 – Complete program – Pro Stock Twin 15s
August 15 – Benjamin Moore Paints Championship Night – All divisions plus Four Cylinder Cruisers and Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds
FONDA 200 WEEKEND: THURSDAY-SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17-19
Thursday, September 17 – Camper/Trailer Parking & Open Practice
Friday, September 18 – Sunoco Modified Qualifying Races, CRSA Sprint Cars, Pro Stock $1,000 to win, Street Stocks $500 to win, Four Cylinder Cruisers
Saturday, September 19 – $53,000-to-win Sunoco Modified Fonda 200 plus Crate 602 Sportsman $1,500 to win
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