By: Ron Szczerba

FONDA, NY – In three prior appearances at the Fonda Speedway leading up to Saturday evening’s events at the “Track of Champions” during the 2015 racing season, Stewart Friesen has started the modified feature events in the 27th starting position on opening night and twice after that started in the 15th starting position with similar results in all three events, victories. On Saturday evening of Memorial Day weekend he again started the feature event in the 15th position and guess where he finished, first yet again.

Starting positions have meant nothing to Friesen who no matter what is still able to get to the front of all of the feature events that he has been involved in. Saturday night he was fortunate enough to not get any damage in a lap one incident on the front stretch and was also aided by a total of nine caution flags during the event which allowed him to work his way to the front in the Park’s Companies Teo car as he took home his 33rd career win at Fonda.

“It’s all race car,” Friesen said in victory lane. “I was lucky to not get any damage done to the car on the first lap tangle on the front stretch.”

In other action at Fonda on Saturday evening Chad Edwards took home the first victory of his career in the 602 sportsman division while Nick Stone (pro stock), Jerry Cohn (street stock), and Chuck Hebing (Empire Super Sprints) were the other winners in a race night that was dominated by caution flags but fortunately none of them were for anything major.

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By: Ron Szczerba

FONDA, NY – Rain began and ended the racing program at the Fonda Speedway on Saturday evening as it caused about an hour delay in the start of the racing program just after warmups and then ended the racing program five laps in to the modified feature event with Darwin Greene leading at that time. The remaining 25 laps of the modified feature along with the entire 20-lap 602 sportsman feature will now be held on Saturday, May 30 in addition to the regular racing program.

Features that were run on Saturday were the 20-lap pro stock feature event with Luke Horning taking home the victory while Steve Cosselman (street stock) and Chris Curtis (limited sportsman) were the other feature event winners.

In an attempt to get local schools involved in racing at the Fonda Speedway promoter Matt DeLorenzo invited the Northville Central School Falcons Marching Band to come in and do the National Anthem which they performed just before the pro stock heat races took to the track and they did a magnificent job in doing it.

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By: Ron Szczerba

FONDA, NY – Wednesday evening was the first mid-week special event of the 2015 season at the Fonda Speedway featuring a very unique format for the 602 sportsman race named the “Spring Fever” by the race sponsor Pangman Outdoor Equipment in Cobleskill, NY. Heat race lineups were determined by time trials followed by two 30-lap segments with the driver with the best two finishes out of the two segments winning over $2,000 for his efforts.

When the checkered flag waved following the second segment it was defending 602 sportsman track champion Rocky Warner winning the big money in the Jake and Nancy Spraker #1J Troyer car. The event also featured points towards the “Troyer Cup” for the 602 sportsman which is a special point fund chase funded by Troyer race Cars.

Also on the racing card Wednesday evening at the “Track of Champions” were the CRSA Sprint cars with Josh Pieniazek taking home the feature win in the Warren’s Auto Body/Powdertech sponsored #3J. For Pieniazek it was his second career win in a CRSA Sprint car at Fonda.

Several bonuses were paid out for this event with Mike Romano’s Andy’s Speed Shop in Johnstown, NY sponsoring $100 to the 602 sportsman heat race winners which were Tony Farone, Connor Cleveland, and John Scarborough.

Bob & Darcy Gray who are the owners of the Your Way Café in Schoharie, NY sponsored a $200 bonus to the CRSA Dash for Cash winner who was Dan Hennessey, a $100 bonus to the “A-Main” CRSA winner who was Josh Pieniazek along with $50 bonuses to the second and third place finishers in the “A-Main” CRSA event which were Cory Sparks and Brett Jaycox. They also sponsored $25 bonuses to the winners of the CRSA heat race events which were Cory Sparks, Joe Kata, and Dalton Herrick.

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