By RON SZCZERBA
FONDA, NY – On July 22, Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo announced the remaining 2020 schedule for the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway on their Facebook page and track website. After two weeks of no racing action at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds facility the racing engines will come back to life on Saturday, August 1.
In competition on Saturday, August 1 will be all regular divisions including the Sunoco Modifieds, the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman, the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, the Robert’s Towing & Recovery Street Stocks, and the Four Cylinder Cruisers.
Due to New York State Regulations, the grandstands and infield will be closed on Saturday, August 1 but the event will be streamed live on www.dirttrackdigest.tv
Fonda Speedway boasts some of the most loyal and passionate fans in the sport of racing and soon after the August 1 race date was announced a dedicated Fonda fan boosted the Sunoco Modified winner’s share to $3,000!
Going into the Saturday, August 1 event the top five in point standings in all divisions are as follows:
Sunoco Modified – Rocky Warner 229, Michael Maresca 219, Matt DeLorenzo 215, Stewart Friesen 205, and Josh Hohenforst 203.
Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman – Chad Edwards 253, Joe Williams 227, JaMike Sowle 221, Cody Clark 195, and Brian Calabrese 189.
Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman – Dylan Eldred 218, Brett Mortensen 214, Johnny Young 212, Kyle Dingman 184, and Harold Robitaille 164.
Algonkin Motel Pro Stock – Nick Stone 236, Luke Horning and Josh Coonradt both with 212, Kenny Gates 190, Devon Camenga 164, and David Emigh 160.
Robert’s Towing & Recovery Street Stock – Dave Horning Sr., 216, Jason Samrov 210, Al Relyea 196, Lou Gancarz and Michael Arnold both with 194, and Josh Samrov 178.
Four Cylinder Cruiser – Ken Hollenbeck 168, Zach McSpirit 160, John Napoli 146, Wayne Russell 142, and Shawn Hemstreet 122.
FONDA SPEEDWAY 20 YEAR HISTORY FOR THE WEEK OF 8/1
On 8/1/2015 the winners at the Fonda Speedway were Stewart Friesen (Modified), Dave Constantino (Crate 602 Sportsman), Nick Stone (Pro Stock), Dave Horning Sr. (Street Stock), and Doug Mathewson (Vintage).
On 7/31/2010 the winners at the Fonda Speedway were Bobby Varin (rain delayed from 7/24) and Jimmy Davis (Modified), Luke Munroe (both the rain delayed Open Sportsman feature from 7/24 and the regular scheduled feature), Rocky Warner (Pro Stock), Rob VanAernam (Street Stock), George Catanzano (IMCA), and Derrick McGrew Sr. (first and only career win in the Crate 602 Sportsman).
On 7/30/2005 the winners at the Fonda Speedway were Craig Hanson (first career win in the Modified division out of a current total of seven, the last win coming on 7/30/2016), Erik Nelson (first and only career win in the Open Sportsman), Kenny Martin Jr. (Pro Stock), Dwight Oldorf and Jeff Crosier (Street Stock), and George Catanzano (IMCA).
On 7/29/2000 the racing events at the Fonda Speedway were rained out.
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.