53,000 Reasons to Head for Fonda; 200 Weekend Schedule

By Chris Moore

FONDA, NY – 53,000 reasons.

The largest winner’s share in Northeast Modified racing – $53,000 – will be paid out at the legendary Fonda Speedway when the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco invades for the ‘Fonda 200’ weekend Thursday-Saturday Sept. 13-15.

Advance three-day tickets, pit passes and golf cart/ATV permits are on sale now.

The ‘Fonda 200’ returns to the Track of Champions with more money on the line than ever before.




The 2022 edition serves as Round No. 4 of the Halmar International ‘Elite’ Series for the STSS, a six-race series paying the champion a whopping $25,000. It also represents Round No. 9 of the River Valley Builders North Region, which rewards the champion $15,000 for their efforts.

Three days of racing are on tap for the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

The action starts on Thursday (Sept. 15) with the Sunoco Modified ‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ taking place. Any driver unable to pick up a Modified victory at any speedway this season will be eligible to participate.

The Montgomery County Office of the Aging Limited Sportsman join the program, along with Open Practice for all other divisions participating during the weekend.

On Friday (Sept. 16) the STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds take part in 15-lap Qualifying Races for Saturday’s main event.

Joining Modified Qualifying Races will be the CRSA Sprint Cars, the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, Stone Motorsports/Online Performance Street Stocks ($500 to win, $300 for second, $200 for third) and Fonda Fair Four Cylinders.

Friday night’s racing action will be followed by a post-race party with LIVE music in the Entertainment Building on the fairgrounds.

All roads lead to the main event on Saturday, September 17. The STSS Modifieds take part in last chance races to set the final starting field for the $53,000-to-win ‘Fonda 200’ headliner paying $1,000 to take the green flag.

The Swagger Factory Apparel STSS Crate 602 Sportsman join the Saturday program, battling for 25-laps in Round No. 6 of the Precision Hydraulic & Oil North Region.

Camper staging is set to begin at 8 a.m. on Thursday (Sept. 15) with parking being coordinated by Fonda Speedway staff.

Advanced weekend tickets are on sale at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/advanced-weekend-ticket-sales-covered-grandstand-2022-fonda-200-tickets-396482879967

Advanced pit sales for Fonda Speedway Members and Non-Members are available at: fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/advanced-weekend-pit-pass-sales—2022-fonda-200/

All golf cart and ATV permits can be purchased at: fonda-speedway.ticketleap.com/fonda-200-golf-cartatv-permit-2022/

ALL golf carts and ATVs to be used for the weekend must have a permit.

Campsite holders from 2021 have first right of refusal to renew their spots. An e-mail has gone out to all ’21 campsite holders. All remaining spots will be open to the public by August 22. If you camped at the Fonda 200 last year and did not receive an e-mail, contact Angela Hanson at fondaspeedwayangela@gmail.com or call 518.915.4395.

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  or follow the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy or Instagram: @fondaspeedway.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

Fonda 200 Schedule of Events: September 15-17, 2022


Thursday, September 15 – Sunoco Modified “Ultimate Underdog 33” plus Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman & Open Practice All Divisions

8 a.m. – Camper Staging Begins

9 a.m. – Camper Parking Begins (coordinated by Fonda Speedway staff)

4 p.m. – Gates Open

5:45 p.m. – Drivers’ Meeting

6:15 p.m. – Hot Laps for ‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ & Limited Sportsman – Open Practice Begins
Algonkin Motel Pro Stock Practice
‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ Modified Hot Laps – Participating Modifieds Only
Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman Hot Laps – Participating Limiteds Only
Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman Practice
Sunoco Modified Practice
Street Stock Practice
Four Cylinder Practice
CRSA Sprint Car Practice

7 p.m. – National Anthem – Opening Ceremonies

Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman (6 laps)
‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ Sunoco Modified Heat Races (8 laps)

Practice (Pro Stock, Crate 602 Sportsman, Modified, Street Stock, Four Cylinder, CRSA)

Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman Consolation (if needed, 6 laps)
‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ Sunoco Modified Consolation (if needed, 8 laps)

TRACK PREP/BRIEF BREAK

Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman Feature (20 laps)
‘Ultimate Underdog 33’ Sunoco Modified Feature (33 laps)

Practice (Pro Stock, Crate 602 Sportsman, Modified, Street Stock, Four Cylinder, CRSA)

 

Friday, September 16 – Sunoco Short Track Super Series Modified Qualifying Races plus CRSA Sprint Cars, Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, Stone Motorsports/Online Performance Street Stocks & Fonda Fair Four Cylinders

10 a.m. – Camper Parking Begins (coordinated by Fonda Speedway staff)

4 p.m. – Gates Open

5:30 p.m. – Mandatory Drivers’ Meeting & Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco Modified Qualifying Race Draw

6 p.m. – CRSA Sprint Car Engine Heat followed by Hot Laps
Algonkin Motel Pro Stock Hot Laps
CRSA Sprint Car Hot Laps
Sunoco STSS Modified Hot Laps
Street Stock Hot Laps
Four Cylinder Hot Laps

7 p.m. – Racing
Algonkin Motel Pro Stock Heats (8 laps)
CRSA Sprint Car Heats (8 laps)
Street Stock Heats (6 laps)

Fonda Fair Four Cylinder Feature (15 laps)

Consolations (Pro Stock, CRSA, Street Stock in that order)

Algonkin Motel Pro Stock Feature (25 laps)

BRIEF BREAK – TRACK PREP IF NECESSARY

STSS Modified Qualifying Race No. 1 (15 laps)
STSS Modified Qualifying Race No. 2 (15 laps)
STSS Modified Qualifying Race No. 3 (15 laps)
STSS Modified Qualifying Race No. 4 (15 laps)

CRSA Sprint Car Feature (20 laps)

Stone Motorsports/Online Performance Street Stock Feature (20 laps – $500 minimum to win!)

10:30 p.m. – LIVE Music in Entertainment Building

Saturday, September 17 – STSS Modified B-Mains & Fonda 200 plus Swagger Factory Apparel STSS Crate 602 Sportsman

2 p.m. – Gates Open

4 p.m. – Mandatory STSS Drivers’ Meeting

5 p.m. – Hot Laps
STSS Crate 602 Sportsman
STSS Modified

6 p.m. – Racing

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Heats (8 laps)

Sunoco Modified B-Mains (12 laps)

Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman Consolations (8 laps)

BRIEF BREAK/TRACK PREP

STSS Crate 602 Sportsman Feature (25 laps)

TRACK PREP FOR FONDA 200

FONDA 200 DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS

CANADIAN & AMERICAN NATIONAL ANTHEMS

DRIVERS, START YOUR ENGINES

STSS Modified Fonda 200 (200 laps, $53,000 to win!)

Saturday, September 18 – Fonda 200 Rain Date