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.