By RON SZCZERBA
FONDA, NY – There is a great points battle going on at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway in the Sunoco Modified division as Craig Hanson and Josh Hohenforst are currently tied for the number one position with 203 points each going into event number six of the 2021 racing season this Saturday, May 22.
Yurkewecz Auto Crushers will sponsor the evenings racing activities this Saturday with a regular show in all divisions on the card with racing starting at 7:00 p.m. The Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks will compete in race number two of the American Racer/Lias Tire Super Six Event paying $1,000 to win!
The question leading up to Saturday evenings activities at Fonda is who will possibly break through and take a point lead of their own on Saturday evening? Will it be Hanson, Hohenforst or one of the current top five drivers Ronnie Johnson (191 points), Jack Lehner (186 points), or Rocky Warner (184 points) that will get it done?
There is also a great points battle going into Saturday evenings event in the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman division with Cody Clark currently leading with 252 points followed in the top five by defending track champion Chad Edwards (250 points), Tim Hartman Jr. (228 points), Tony Farone (222 points), and Payton Talbot (190 points).
Defending Algonkin Motel Pro Stock champion Nick Stone currently leads the points in that division with 288 followed in the top five by Kenny Gates (242 points), Josh Coonradt and Beau Ballard who are tied for the third spot with 240 points each, Chuck Dumblewski (226 points), and Devon Camenga (205 points).
Stephen Gray is the current point leader in the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman division with 256 points going into Saturday evening followed by a tie for the second spot between Taylor LaPlante and Carter Gibbons who both have 252 points.
Slappy White (262 points) currently leads the point standings in the Fonda Fair Four Cylinder class with defending track champion Ken Hollenback second with 258 points.
Last Friday evening, Stewart Friesen took the win in the Fuccillo Autoplex of Nelliston Thunder on the Thruway Series Modified event at the Utica Rome Speedway. The winners in the Fuccillo Autoplex of Nelliston Thunder on the Thruway Sportsman and Pro Stock Series events at Utica Rome were Matt Janczuk and Nick Stone, respectively.
Fuccillo Autoplex of Nelliston Thunder on the Thruway Series Modified points are currently being led by Stewart Friesen with 120 points followed in the top five by Matt Sheppard (102 points), Josh Hohenforst (88 points), Jessica Friesen (84 points), and David Schilling (78 points).
Cody Clark is the point leader in the Fuccillo Autoplex of Nelliston Thunder on the Thruway Series Sportsman points with 100 followed by Chad Edwards (90 points), a tie between Payton Talbot and Tucker O’Connor (both with 84 points), Chip Constantino (77 points) and Mark Mortensen (72 points).
Nick Stone with 120 points is the current leader in the Fuccillo Autoplex of Nelliston Thunder on the Thruway Pro Stock Series point standings followed by Ivan Joslin (104 points), Kenny Gates (102 points), Beau Ballard (96 points), and Devon Camenga (94 points).
The next Fuccillo Autoplex of Nelliston Thunder on the Thruway Series event will take place on Saturday, July 3rd at the Fonda Speedway followed by a Fuccillo Autoplex of Nelliston Thunder on the Thruway Series event at the Utica Rome Speedway on Friday, July 30.
Last Saturday at Fonda Jason Reome (Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman division) and Taylor LaPlante (Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman division) both scored their first career wins in their respective divisions adding their names to the prestigious all time win lists at 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 the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.
🏁Saturday, May 22
▪️Yurkewecz Auto Crushers Night
Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman
Montgomery County Office for Aging, Inc. Limited Sportsman
Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks – American Racer/Lias Tire Super Six Event No. 2 – $1,000 to win!
Fonda Fair Four Cylinders
🕰 Gates Open: 4 p.m. – Hot Laps: 6 p.m. – Racing: 7 p.m.
Grandstand Pricing: – Adults: $11 – Seniors (ages 65 and above): $9 – Kids 11 and under: FREE
🚘 Drive-In ($60 – includes up to Four Passes): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaAuRQNzUf02r58yu6NyP7MDo0d8TPLQSaVMvIt7KazHT8bQ/viewform
🎟Pit Admission Pricing (with fans): Fonda Member: $30 – Non-Member: $35