FONDA, NY – Fuccillo Automotive Group will continue its “huge” partnership with Fonda Speedway during the 2020 season.
For the second consecutive year, Fuccillo Automotive Group joins forces with the Fonda Speedway management team for a multi-faceted marketing agreement at the legendary Montgomery County Fairgrounds facility.
Victory Lane at the hallowed ‘Track of Champions’ is a destination racers aspire to reach. Again this season, checkerboard square will carry even more meaning.
Fuccillo Automotive Group has signed on to present Victory Lane for the ‘20 season in memory of their longtime employee and avid race fan Mike Cole of Canajoharie, who worked at the Fuccillo Nelliston location. Mr. Cole passed away prior to the ’19 season.
The Wednesday, July 1 ‘Firecracker 50’ at the Track of Champions will again carry primary sponsorship from Fuccillo Automotive Group. The event offers $10,000 to win for the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modifieds plus lap money and other bonuses. The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman are also on the docket receiving a $2,000 top prize.
The ‘Firecracker’ went down as the race of the entire season for many fans last summer, as Stewart Friesen rebounded from a flat tire to pass Matt Sheppard on the final turn of the final circuit of the 50-lap affair. Sparks flew as the pair raced toward starter Joe Kriss’ Sunoco checkered flags.
Tim Hartman Jr. utilized his win in the accompanying Crate 602 Sportsman 25-lap main as a springboard to the STSS North Region championship.
The Fuccillo Automotive Group ‘Firecracker 50’ will be recorded for national broadcast on MAV-TV Motorsports Network, available to more than 35 million households across the country. Last year’s broadcast drew nationwide exposure for the speedway.
There’s more! Fuccillo Automotive Group will provide Fonda Speedway with an official pace truck for the ’20 season.
Fuccillo Automotive Group boasts 28 locations in New York State and Florida with brands including Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Hyundai, Jeep, KIA, Lincoln, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Nissan, RAM, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen. To learn more, visit www.fuccillo.com.
The unofficial kickoff to the Fonda Speedway 2020 season takes place at the Via Port Rotterdam March 27-29 with the Fonda Speedway Race Car Show during mall hours.
The resurfaced Fonda oval will see its first on-track action on Saturday, April 11 with an open practice session. Gates open at 2 p.m. with rounds of practice beginning at 4 p.m.
The official Season Opener is planned for Saturday, April 18 featuring the Sunoco Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks kick-starting their points season.
Since 1953, the ‘Track of Champions’ Fonda Speedway has hosted the best in stock car racing. 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/thefondaspeedwy or follow on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.