THE DOCTOR MAKES A HOUSE CALL AT FONDA FOR HIS FIRST WIN OF 2016
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – The feature events at Fonda on Saturday evening were a tale of different stories for all of the drivers, starting out as a one lane race track in the sportsman feature which was the first feature of the evening. But once the outside was dusted off late in the modified feature it made a lane for the doctor Danny Johnson to make a move and take his 11th career win at Fonda and his first win at the “Track of Champions” since 9/23/2012!

It was a special night at Fonda on Saturday as it was Dave Lape Tribute Night with Dave pacing the modified feature field under the pace laps before the green flag flew. In a surprise move to Dave both Bobby Varin and Danny Johnson came up to pace the field with Dave for one lap with the two drivers on the inside and outside of the 44B for one of those pace laps.

“It was great,” Laps said during victory lane ceremonies when he drove the 44B to victory lane to celebrate the win with Johnson. “We worked a long time on this car and when Bobby and Danny drove along side of me during the pace laps I wanted to start the race.”

There were many photo opportunities with Dave and the 44B in the Fonda Speedway Museum before the racing actually began but one special moment was in victory lane after the modified feature when both the 27J and the 44B stood in victory lane with Johnson, Lape, and the car owner of the 44B Burger all posing for a special photo that won’t soon be forgotten.

Other winners at Fonda on Saturday were John McAuliffe (sportsman), Brian Calabrese (rookie sportsman), Luke Horning (pro stock), Josh Coonradt (street stock), Rob Sanford (vintage modified), and John Constantino (vintage sportsman).

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RELIVE THE GOOD OLD DAYS
 

By Tom Coughlin

FONDA/FULTONVILLE, NY – If you have been looking for an opportunity to reminisce about the good old days of racing, when coupes and coaches were the main attraction, make plans for this weekend to pay a visit to Glen Ridge Motorsports Park near Fultonville, N.Y. and the Fonda Speedway in Fonda, N.Y.

Nostalgia will be the theme this weekend on Friday, June 24 on the 1/4 mile at Glen Ridge and on the following evening Saturday, June 25 on the 1/2 mile at Fonda, as these two dirt tracks located in the historic Mohawk Valley area of upstate New York and only sitting 5 miles apart with in Montgomery County, will be the scene of a joint venture between the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series (MVVDM) and the Northeastern Vintage Dirt Modified Racing Club (NVDMRC).

These two fun filled nights of classic stock car competition are bought to you by DEKRA Automotive Lift Safety and the Northeast Stock Car Old Timers Club (NESCOT).

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DAVE LAPE TRIBUTE NIGHT ON TAP THIS SATURDAY AT FONDA
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – This Saturday, June 25 at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway a tribute to legendary modified pilot Dave Lape is on the racing program with all divisions in action along with the Vintage race cars with a start time of 7:30 p.m. Police K-9’s will also be a part of the racing program on Saturday as well.

Lape’s record at Fonda speaks for itself, 99-career feature wins placing him third on the all-time win list along with a total of seven track championships coming in 1983, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 2003, and 2004. On Saturday evening, Lape’s racing career will be celebrated with friends and family in the Fonda Speedway museum where one of the cars that he drove, the legendary #44B which has been fully restored, will also be on display. The museum is open from 3:00 p.m. up until race time.

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VARIN EARNS RECORD TYING WIN AT FONDA
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – On Amsterdam Printing & Litho Night at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, Bobby Varin made it two wins in a row as he captured his second win of the 2016 season in the Dover Brake #00 and the 54th of his career at Fonda which ties him with Kenny Shoemaker for fourth on the all-time win list.

“What an accomplishment,” Varin told Paul Szmal in victory lane after the feature win. “I have a lot of respect for the heroes of the sport like Kenny Shoemaker and I owe this to my crew they are the best.”

Other winners on Saturday included Connor Cleveland (sportsman), Travis Billington (rookie sportsman), Kenny Gates (pro stock), Johnny Young (street stock), and Don Greco (vintage).

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FONDA SPEEDWAY IS BACK IN ACTION ON SATURDAY, JUNE 18 AFTER SUFFERING ITS SECOND RAIN OUT OF THE SEASON
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – After suffering their second rain out of the 2016-racing season at the Fonda Speedway on Saturday, June 11, Demitraszek Enterprises is ready to open the gates again on Saturday, June 18 for another action packed racing program at the “Track of Champions”.

Leftover from last week will be the Pete Corey tribute along with New York State Stock Car Association (NYSSCA) Safety Awards Night. In addition, on June 18 it will also be Ed Pieniazek Tribute Night with all divisions in action on double point’s night for the sportsman division with a starting time of 7:30 p.m. sponsored by Amsterdam Printing & Litho.

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