FONDA, NY – After a challenging 2020 due to New York State-imposed COVID-19 regulations, Fonda Speedway will be back – stronger than ever – in 2021.
The BD Motorsports Media LLC management team returns for its third season at the historic Track of Champions half-mile oval. The first on-track activity of ’21 is planned for Saturday, April 10 with an Open Practice session.
The famed Fonda 200 weekend returns to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Thurs.-Sat. Sept. 16-18, 2021 offering $53,000 to the race winner of the Modified event. Keep posted for further information on this event.
American Racer, through distributor Lias Tire of Indiana, Pa., and Sunoco Race Fuels, distributed by Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa., return as the official tire and fuel suppliers for the speedway.
Once again, Saturday night racing will be headlined by the Modified division competing for a minimum of $2,400 to win, $500 for 10th and $250 to take the green flag.
An adjustment for ’21 sees all big- and small-block engines with a minimum weight of 2,400 lbs. moving the speedway in line with the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco North Region and six other Empire State tracks (Accord, Afton, Five Mile Point, Outlaw, Thunder Mountain and Woodhull). PA/NJ/DIRTcar-legal spec engines (open carburetor, no rev limiter) weigh 2,300 lbs. CT-525 engines weigh 2,300 lbs. and W-16 engines weigh 2,250 lbs. for ’21.
Other weekly divisions will include the Crate 602 Sportsman, Pro Stocks, Limited Sportsman and Four Cylinder Cruisers.
The Mohawk Vintage Dirt Modified Series will return for monthly visits during the ’21 campaign.
The Street Stock division will no longer compete on a regular basis at Fonda Speedway. However, there is the potential of selected special events on non-conflicting dates with other area speedways.
The ’20 Fonda Speedway point fund will be distributed on the week of Dec. 7. A trophy presentation is planned for the speedway in the spring.
Keep posted for further off-season news from the Track of Champions.
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.