By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – On August 10, 2011 Brett Hearn won the 800th race of his career and he did it at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway. That was his last win at the track until Sunday evening when he won the 100-lap Super DIRTcar Series Modified feature event in the Madsen Overhead Doors #20 Teo car as the 2014 Mohawk valley Weekend closed out the season at the track. The race was worth $6,000 to Hearn and it was the first Super DIRT Series event held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds track since 2003!

It was also the 117th career Super DIRTcar Series event win for Hearn to go along with the 26th of his career at Fonda which moved him past Jeep Herbert and Ronnie Johnson on the Fonda Speedway all time win list.

“I won my 800th career feature here at Fonda but haven’t won here since so I was in a drought,” Hearn said in victory lane. “Last night (Saturday) I had a good car here at Fonda but couldn’t finish it off so tonight our focus was to finish it off and I was able to do that.”

The 9th Annual Hondo Classic was also held on Sunday at Fonda with Pete Broderson taking home his second career win in the event.

On Saturday two of the five 2014 Most Popular Drivers were presented their awards as Jeff Rockefeller (modified) and Mark Mortensen (sportsman) were presented their awards on victory lane. The other three Most Popular awards were presented to the drivers at different times throughout the weekend with Pete Broderson (pro stock), Dave Horning Sr. (street stock), and Keith Tesiero Sr. (4-cylinder) the other three winners of the prestigious award.

Regarding the pending disqualification of Dave Constantino in the GRIT Series sportsman event on Saturday of Mohawk Valley Weekend the disqualification is still pending as the distributor has been sent out for further evaluation according to Fonda Speedway promoter Matt DeLorenzo.

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By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – It was day two of the 2014 Mohawk Valley Weekend at the Fonda Speedway on Saturday evening and after putting on a show on Friday evening in the Empire Super Sprint (ESS) feature when he started the event in the 19th position and came up through the field to finish fourth Larry Wight did it again on Saturday evening only in a modified this time as he made an exciting pass for the lead on the backstretch and went on to take his first career win at the “Track of Champions”.

Other winners on Leader Herald Night at Fonda on Saturday were Cody Bleau (GRIT Series sportsman), Randy Miller who swept the two street stock features on the Mohawk Valley Weekend with the win on Saturday after he won Friday night’s event, and Cory Sparks (CRSA Sprints).

The pit area at Fonda was full of race cars on Saturday as 49 modifieds, 48 sportsman, 21 street stocks, and 19 CRSA Sprint cars attempted to qualify for positions in feature events in their respective divisions. Also during intermission two of the five Leader Herald Newspaper Most Popular Driver Awards were presented with Jeff Rockefeller getting the award in the modified division for the first time ever while Mark Mortensen won it for the fifth consecutive year in the sportsman division.

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By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – On Friday evening of Mohawk Valley Weekend at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway one of the nicest guys in the sport Jeff Trombley scored a long overdue victory in the modified division ending almost a three year winless streak after his last win at the track was on 9/24/2011!

“We put a lot into this and don’t have the funding that we used to,” the driver of the Jumpin’ Jack’s Pro Speed sponsored #21J said of his crew. “I told my guys that depending on how we did on Friday and Saturday would dictate if we raced on Sunday or not and now I can’t really argue with them.”

Other winners on Friday evening at Fonda on opening day of Mohawk Valley Weekend were Tony Farone (sportsman), Randy Miller (street stock), Ken Hollenback (4-cylinder), and Steve Poirier (ESS Sprints).

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Friday:  Pit gates open at 4:00pm, Grandstands 5:00pm, Hot Laps 6:00pm, Racing 7:00pm

Saturday: Pit gates open at 2:00pm, Grandstands 4:00pm, Hot Laps 5:00pm, Racing 6:00pm

Sunday: Pit gates open at 1:00pm, Grandstands 2:00pm, Hot Laps 3:45pm, Racing 4:00pm