FONDA SPEEDWAY HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE MEMBERS CHOSEN
 

By: Ron Szczerba

FONDA, NY – The racing museum has been a part of the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway for a few years now ever since it was moved from the McDonalds on Riverside Drive in Fultonville during their renovation. It has always been the responsibility of the racing promoter to appoint members to the museum and Hall of Fame committees and Pete and Matt Demitraszek are no different.

Ed and Betty Biittig, David and Jackie Lape, Bruce Dostal and Joe Achzet are the first appointments to the museum and Hall of Fame committee under the Demitraszek Enterprises banner and they have hit the ground running according to Matt Demitraszek.

“All of these people have a vast knowledge of local racing and we have a good mix of ages and memories,” Demitraszek said. “These people all have different experiences and connections in the racing community and I feel it will add to the quality of both the Fonda Speedway museum and Hall of Fame.”

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THE DOCTOR WILL BE MAKING A HOUSE CALL AT THE FONDA SPEEDWAY IN 2016
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – Are you feeling blue due to the lack of excitement in your diet? Having anxiety attacks over the upcoming racing season?

Well the “Track of Champions” has the cure for your aliments. The “Doctor” will be setting up office at the Fonda Speedway this year. In a conversation with car owner Chris Gennarelli, it was confirmed that Danny Johnson’s #27J will be calling the “Track of Champions” his new Saturday Night home according to Fonda Speedway promoter Pete Demitraszek.

In the history of the Fonda Speedway Johnson has a total of 10 career wins, the first one coming on September 25, 1982 and the last one on September 23, 2012 which included a two win season in 1988.

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INFORMATIONAL MEETING
 

An informational meeting has been set for Wednesday , January 13 at 6:30 pm. at the Winners Circle in Fonda.  Any interested drivers and owners are invited to attend to discuss the upcoming season.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year but its time to get down to business.

Thank you. Pete D.

 
 
2015 FONDA SPEEDWAY SEASON IN REVIEW
 

By: Ron Szczerba

The Track of Champions Fonda Speedway celebrated its 64th season of consecutive years of competition in 2015 on the ½ mile Montgomery County Fairgrounds track. It was promoter Matt DeLorenzo’s second season of running the speedway and because of the rough winter of 2014/2015 he lost his first two events of the 2015 season due to a heavy snow pack that just didn’t want to go away along with a deep frost in the ground that just didn’t want to thaw.

DeLorenzo also suffered three other rain outs during the season besides the first two events but after the last rain out on June 27 the remaining events were run right through September without any interference from the weather.

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DECKER WINS AT FONDA AFTER A 27 YEAR DROUGHT WHILE GATES WINS THE 10TH ANNUAL HONDO CLASSIC
 

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.

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