By: Ron Szczerba
FONDA, NY – When the Super DIRTcar Series comes to town it always brings with it added excitement for the fans as it may be one of if not the only times that certain drivers visit the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway during the racing season.
On the second day of the 2015 “Mohawk Valley Weekend” on Saturday, September 26 all of the stars and cars of the Super DIRTcar Series were in town in both the modified and pro stock divisions and at the checkered flag to complete the modified feature event it was Billy Decker winning the 100-lap modified event for his first win at Fonda since September 24, 1988!
“That just tells you how old I am getting,” Decker told DIRTcar announcer Shane Andrews in victory lane.
The 10th annual 39-lap “Hondo Classic” was won by Fonda Speedway regular Kenny Gates and it was his second win in the prestigious event after also getting the victory back in 2009, For Gates it was his fourth win of the 2015 season and the 58th of his career at the Fonda Speedway in the pro stock division which is on top of the all-time win list in the division.
“I wanted this win more than anything, more than 100 Syracuse wins,” Gates told the “Voice” of the Fonda Speedway announcer Jim King in victory lane.
The 20-lap sportsman feature which was held over from September 19 after heavy rain forced the cancellation of that event was won by Cody Clark for his first win of the 2015 season and his second in the division at Fonda.
“It’s been a rough year but next year we will be running this car (the family owned North Hudson Woodcraft #4) full time here at Fonda,” Clark told Fonda Speedway assistant announcer Toby LaGrange in victory lane.