CAPITAL REGION SPRINT CAR AGENCY (CRSA) TO OPEN THEIR 2014 SEASON AT FONDA
 

By: Ron Szczerba

On Saturday, April 26 the CRSA 305 sprint cars will open their season at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway as a part of a regular racing program in all divisions except for the 4-cylinders who will not compete that evening. Starting time for the racing program will be 7:00 p.m.

The CRSA opener on Saturday, April 26 at Fonda is the first full point show of the 2014 season for the sprint car series and the first night that a stamped spec American Racer right rear tire will be used according to an official press release from the organization. 2013 champion John Matrafailo will be back this season to defend his title as he starts his quest for back to back titles in the series.

It is also the first of eight races for the Kennedy Towing of Troy, Northway-90 Challenge series. Last year’s champion, Danny Varin, was undefeated in all three Northway-90 races that were held and is ready to defend his title in the Dan Coumo 07p.

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DEFENDING TRACK CHAMPION STEWART FRIESEN BACK IN VICTORY LANE AT FONDA
 

By: Ron Szczerba

It only took two weeks before defending modified track champion Stewart Friesen got back to victory lane at Fonda as he took home the 21st win of his career at the ‘Track of Champions” on Saturday evening in the Park’s Companies sponsored #1F.

“We had a great race car tonight,” Friesen said. “We had some bad luck last week with a parts failure so it was good to get back to victory lane tonight.”

Other winners at Fonda on Saturday evening were defending track champion Dave Constantino (sportsman), Nick Stone (pro stock), Dave Horning Sr. (street stock), and Ken Hollenback (4-cylinder). Stone was declared the winner of the 20-lap pro stock feature event after race winner Ivan Joslin was disqualified in post-race tech for an illegal distributor while Horning Sr. was declared the street stock feature winner after race winner John Bradt was disqualified.

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CLARK’S FIRST CAREER WIN AT FONDA STANDS AFTER MOTOR IS DECLARED LEGAL
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Every race car driver who races at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway dreams of one thing, to make it to victory lane at the famed Montgomery Fairgrounds track. Last Saturday, April 12 that dream was realized by second year wheelman Cody Clark from Dolgeville, NY as he won the 20-lap sportsman feature event.

After victory lane ceremonies were held the victory was protested and the motor in the car was “claimed” until it could be inspected to make sure that it was legal. The inspection process took place this past Wednesday (April 16) and the motor was 100% legal with Clark retaining his first career win and adding his name to the all-time win list in the division at Fonda for the first time.

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SHEPPARD WINS ON OPENING NIGHT AT FONDA
 

FONDA, NY - With the new management of DeLorenzo Motorsports taking over the reins at Fonda, Saturday evening started a new chapter at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway and it was Matt Sheppard who made a fantastic move on a green/white flag restart with one lap to go to take an exciting win over Fonda Speedway regular Danny Varin.

“That was a lot of fun,” Sheppard told Toby LaGrange after the victory. “What a last lap that was.”

Other winners on opening night at Fonda were Cody Clark (sportsman), Pete Broderson (pro stock), John Bradt (street stock), and Ken Hollenback (4-cylinder). Clark’s win in the sportsman event is unofficial until his motor is checked over and deemed legal after it was claimed following the feature event.

 

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