LEE MILLINGTON TRIBUTE AND A SPECIAL OFFER AT THE FONDA SPEEDWAY MUSEUM HIGHLIGHT THE APRIL 30 RACING PROGRAM AT FONDA
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – This Saturday evening April 30 at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway a tribute to Lee Millington will highlight the regular racing program consisting of the modified, sportsman, rookie sportsman, pro stock, and street stock divisions with a start time of 7:30 p.m.

In the introduction to the book, Fonda which was written by Lew Boyd and the late Andy Fusco and edited by Jim Rigney it states: More than anything else, however, Fonda Speedway is a celebration of people – drivers, owners, crews, officials, and fans – who shaped its legacy. And one of those drivers listed was Lee Millington.

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NEW ERA AT FONDA BEGINS WITH A FAMILIAR FACE IN VICTORY LANE
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda NY – The 65th consecutive season of competition began at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway on Saturday evening under the new management team of Demitraszek Enterprises. With over 100 race cars in the pit area and a good crowd on hand on a cool spring night it was Stewart Friesen who stood tall in victory lane at the conclusion of the 35-lap main event.

Other winners on Jeep Herbert Tribute Night at Fonda were Rocky Warner (sportsman), Luke Horning (pro stock), Josh Coonradt (street stock), Mike Peek (rookie sportsman), and Kyle Smith (CRSA Sprints).

During intermission promoter Pete Demitraszek stood on victory lane and thanked Jim King and Paul Szmal for their announcing expertise up in the tower where they will be weekly at both Fonda and Glen Ridge. He also thanked the crowd for coming out to the track on a cool night and also the Hall of Fame Committee for keeping the Fonda Museum going along with Dave & Jackie Lape and Ed & Betty Biittig for their contributions to the museum which will be open every Saturday this season from 3:00 p.m. until race time.

“There is a lot of history here at the Fonda Speedway and I don’t want to see it go the way of progress and close down like Flemington did,” Demitraszek said.

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FONDA SPEEDWAY READY FOR OPENING DAY ON SATURDAY, APRIL 23
 

By: Ron Szczerba

FONDA, NY – After a successful practice session on Saturday, April 16 the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway is set to begin the 2016 racing season this Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. It will be a special weekend in the Mohawk Valley for stock car racing fans as the Glen Ridge Motorsports park is also set to open for the season the night before on Friday, April 22. Both tracks will be managed and promoted under the Demitraszek Enterprises banner by Pete and Matt Demitraszek and their families in 2016.

With that said the 65th season of competition at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds track will begin this Saturday with all divisions in action including the modifieds, sportsman, pro stocks, street stocks, and rookie sportsman. Also in action at Fonda on opening day will be the CRSA Sprint Cars, which always put on a great show on the ½-mile track. Points will also begin in all divisions on Saturday.

Along with all the racing action on Saturday at Fonda, it will also be Jeep Herbert Tribute Night at the “Track of Champions”. Herbert was track champion at Fonda back in 1953 and is currently 16th on the all-time modified win list at the track with a total of 25 career feature victories in nine championship seasons, the first one coming on 7/11/1953 and his last one on 8/10/1963.

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EXTREMELY WET GROUNDS FORCES THE CANCELLATION OF THE 2016 SEASON OPENER AT GLEN RIDGE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 15 - FONDA WILL HOLD AN INSPECTION AND PRACTICE SESSION THIS SATURDAY APRIL, 16
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda/Fultonville, NY – “Friday April 15th at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park is cancelled due to the extremely wet grounds,” was the comment made on the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park Facebook page on Tuesday, April 12 by Demitraszek Enterprises.

All Glen Ridge racers are welcome at Fonda on Saturday for practice and inspection. Gates will open at 12 noon for inspection with practice from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The grandstands will not be open at Fonda this Saturday only the pit area will be open with a $15.00 admission and Fonda season passes will be honored.

Please note that food will not be available at Fonda due to the concessions not being open because of Department of Health water testing requirements.

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DEMITRASZEK ENTERPRISES “DARE’S YA” TO RACE IN THEIR MODIFIED DIVISION AT FONDA AND GLEN RIDGE IN 2016
 

By: Ron Szczerba

FONDA/FULTONVILLE, NY – “Awesome news, we have just passed the $10,000 mark for the combined modified point fund between the Fonda Speedway and the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park and it's still growing,” promoter Pete Demitraszek said on the Glen Ridge Facebook page earlier this week.

“The top ten modified drivers racing weekly at both speedways will take part in the "DARE YA" point fund sponsored by Palmer Service Center, Morris Ford and now two other people who wish to remain silent. The "DARE YA" point fund is on top of both tracks regular point funds and any other sanctioning point funds.”

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