By: Ron Szczerba
Fonda, NY – The “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway will be back in action this Saturday, May 1 with a regular racing program in all divisions highlighted by race number one of six in the American Racer/Lias Tire Super Six Series for the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks featuring a $1,000 to win event for the full-bodied cars.
All other regular divisions will also be in action on Saturday, May 1 including the Sunoco Modifieds, the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman, and the Fonda Fair Cruisers. For the first event in a new month of May the gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:00 p.m. and racing at 7:00 p.m.
The heat race events have been highly competitive for the first two weeks of the 2021 season as the only repeat winner of a qualifying race has been Kenny Gates in the Algonkin Pro Stock division winning his heat race in both weeks of competition.
Other qualifying race winners at Fonda so far in 2021 include Stewart Friesen, Bobby Varin, Brian Gleason, Cale Ross, defending track champion Michael Maresca, Rocky Warner, Danny Tyler, Tim Fuller (consolation), and Alan Johnson (consolation) in the Sunoco Modified division; Tim Dwyer, Finch Fenton, Brian Calabrese, Dan Santabarbara, Tim Hartman Jr., Mark Mortensen, Cody Clark, Brian Borst, Mike Ketchum (consolation), Addison Bowman (consolation), Jason Greco (consolation), and Tanner Warner (consolation) in the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman.
Algonkin Motel Pro Stock heat race events were won by Chuck Dumblewski, Kenny Gates, Beau Ballard, defending track champion Nick Stone, and Kenny Gates for a second time in two weeks. The Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman heat race events were won by Taylor LaPlante, Stephen Gray, Johnny Young, and Clayton DuMond.
FAN POLICY FOR SATURDAY, MAY 1
Southern Adirondack Night presented by O’Connor Motorsports
$5.00 Off Grandstand Admission for Hamilton County Residents with ID
Dollar Dog Night – $1.00 Hot Dogs
Gates Open: 4:00 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6:00 p.m. – Racing 7:00 p.m.
Weekly Grandstand Pricing: – Adults: $11.00 – Seniors (ages 65 and above): $9.00 – Kids 11 and under: FREE
Weekly Pit Admission Pricing: Fonda Member: $30.00 – Non-Member: $35.00
FONDA SPEEDWAY DRIVE-IN POLICY FOR SATURDAY, MAY 1
RESERVE ONLINE ONLY
- 45 Available Infield Drive-In Spots – Reservations will be answered in the order they are received.
- $60.00/parking spot – includes 1-4 attendees of any age (attendees must arrive together).
- Reservations will be accepted until Thursday, April 29th at 8:00 PM, unless SOLD OUT prior. Credit card payment is required prior to the event. No refunds.
- Minors must have a 2021 release form on file or completed at the gate.
- Drive-In attendees may enter between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- When arriving to the speedway, Drive-In vehicles will stay to the right and form one line in the parking area.
- All vehicles will exit the infield on the backstretch out of the turn-two gate.
- Please cooperate with all parking attendants and security.
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 the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.