Informational Meeting Set For Fonda Speedway and Glen Ridge
 

For Immediate Release

By Toby LaGrange

January 11th, 2017

Fonda, NY – The Fonda Speedway will be having a pair of informational meetings for Modified, Sportsman and Rookie Sportsman drivers and owners on Wednesday evening January 18th at the Winners Circle Restaurant in Fonda. The starting time will be 6:30pm. This meeting will also be for competitors in the same divisions at the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park.

The topics will include potential rule changes, DIRTcar affiliation and special programs for the upcoming racing season.

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DEMITRASZEK ENTERPRISES CELEBRATES THE 2016 SEASON AT THE ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda/Fultonville, NY - The management team of Demitraszek Enterprises recently celebrated the 2016-racing season with the annual awards banquet, honoring everyone for their successes this past season. The banquet was held on Saturday, December 3 at the Amsterdam Elks Lodge in Amsterdam, NY and this year for the first time ever was a joint effort between Demitraszek Enterprises two tracks, the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park and Fonda Speedways along with the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series (MVVMS).

The entire Demitraszek family, along with some other people who volunteered their help, put on a delicious homemade buffet style meal at the banquet with all of the food being made by the Demitraszek family and their volunteers! It was a huge effort put forth by the family to do all of that work for the large crowd on hand proving that the family isn’t afraid of a little “hard work” which is what racing is all about.

Pete Demitraszek welcomed the crowd to the banquet before the delicious meal was served saying: “We want to thank all people, the racers, the fans, the crews, thank you to everyone who helped to make the 2016 racing season a success at both Glen Ridge and Fonda. I want to also thank David and Jackie Lape along with their crew for all of their hard work on the Fonda Speedway Museum this year because without them preserving the history of racing at Fonda there wouldn’t be anything left. It is also the time of the year to think about the people that we have lost this year both in our regular families and our racing families and also to pray for the troops and support them while they are away from their families.”

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DEMITRASZEK ENTERPRISES TO HOLD A HISTORIC BANQUET ON DECEMBER 3, 2016 - FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IT WILL BE A COMBINED AWARDS BANQUET FOR BOTH GLEN RIDGE & FONDA
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda/Fultonville, NY - This year will be the first time that the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park and Fonda Speedways will share the same night and venue for their awards banquet making this a truly historic event. Buck Gasner, the manager of the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Car Series and his drivers, will also be joining us for the event.

The top ten drivers in the modified, sportsman, pro stock and rookie sportsman classes will be honored as well as the top five in the street stock and cruiser classes.

The event will be held at the Amsterdam Elks Lodge on Saturday, December 3 which is located at 8 4th Avenue in Amsterdam New York. Cocktail hour will kick off the event beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a buffet style dinner and awards to follow.

We are looking forward to seeing all the racers and fans for the season ending event. Tickets for the event are $35.00 per person and are available now by sending your check to Demitraszek Enterprises, 1 East Main Street, Fort Johnson, New York 12070 or by calling 518-842-2580 after 6:00 p.m. All tickets must be prepaid and no tickets will be held at the door. Deadline for ticket sales is Tuesday, November 29th.

“I look forward to seeing everyone there,” Demitraszek said in a recent Facebook post.

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2016 FONDA SPEEDWAY SEASON RECAP
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – According to the Fonda Speedway record books, 2016 was the 65th consecutive championship season of racing at the historic Montgomery Fairgrounds facility. In the modified division Ronnie Johnson scored his second career track championship (2011, 2016) in the Jake and Nancy Spraker owned #1RJ Teo car after winning a track leading five feature races in 2016. Johnson is one of 23 different drivers in the 65 year history of the “Track of Champions” who has scored a track championship.

Following Johnson’s five feature win season were Bobby Varin and Jeremy Wilder who both had a total of three feature wins in 2016. The win for Varin back on 7/2/16 was a milestone as it was the 55th of his career at Fonda moving him up to fourth on the all-time win list over Kenny Shoemaker. Seven drivers scored one win apiece during the 2016 season including Stewart Friesen, Pep Corradi, Danny Johnson, Craig Hanson, Matt Sheppard, Darwin Greene, and Jimmy Phelps. For Corradi, Greene, and Phelps it was their first career wins at Fonda with 10 different drivers winning the 18 events held this season.

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Fonda Speedway and Glen Ridge Motorsports Park to honor its 2016 Champions.
 

11/4/16 For Release.

This year will be the first time that Glen Ridge Motorsports Park and Fonda Speedway will share the same night and venue for their awards banquet making this a truly historic event. Buck Gasner, the manager of the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Car Series and his drivers will also be joining us for the event. 

The top ten drivers in the modified, sportsman, pro stock and rookie sportsman classes will be honored as well as the top five in street stocks and cruiser class.

The event will be held at the Amsterdam Elks Lodge on December 3rd located at 8-4th Ave in Amsterdam New York. Cocktail hour will kick off the event beginning at 5:30 pm with a buffett style dinner and awards to follow.

We are looking forward to seeing all the racers and fans for the season ending event. Tickets for the event are $ 35.00 per person and are available now by sending your check to Demitraszek Ent. at 1 East Main Street, Fort Johnson, New York 12070 or by calling 518-842-2580 after 6pm. All tickets must be prepaid and no tickets will be held at the door. Deadline for ticket sales is Tuesday November 29th.

I look forward to seeing everyone there.

Pete D.