By: Ron Szczerba
FONDA, NY – It was a busy, cool evening on the banks of the Mohawk River at the Fonda Speedway on Saturday evening with a good crowd on hand to brave the cool spring weather for a five division racing program. When the checkered flag flew on the headlining modified division feature event one legendary driver tied another legendary driver on the all-time win list at the “Track of Champions.”
Bobby Varin crossed the finish line first in the 30-lap modified feature event for career win number 50 at Fonda tying him with Pete Corey for the fifth spot on the all-time modified win list. Varin reached victory lane in the Dover Brake sponsored/Hig-Fab chassis #00 after starting the event on the inside of the second row in the third position and leading all 30 laps in the caution filled feature event.
“It’s amazing how many great drivers have raced here at Fonda and to be in the top five on the all-time win list is great,” Varin told Toby LaGrange in victory lane. “Jumpin’ Jack is the greatest however and he is my hero.”
Other winners at Fonda on Saturday besides Varin were Chris Schaffer (sportsman), Pete Broderson (pro stock), Dave Horning Sr. (street stock), and Jordan Thomas (CRSA sprint cars).
Due to the Super DIRT Series race being held at Fulton on Saturday evening the modifieds ran for show up points at Fonda on Saturday.