MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT COMING UP THIS SATURDAY, MAY 28 AT FONDA
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – What does Memorial Day mean to you? I’m sure that different people see it in different ways especially those who have family members currently serving in the military or those families who have had family members serve in the past. Many people probably don’t even know what the significance of Memorial Day is. But I assure you that Demitraszek Enterprises knows what the significance of it and how to celebrate it so that it means something to all.

That said this Saturday, May 28 at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway Demitraszek Enterprises will celebrate the Memorial Day holiday weekend with “Military Appreciation Night” sponsored by A-Verdi. All active military members along with all Veterans will receive free grandstand admission with ID or DD214. There will be a special Memorial Day intermission to honor our soldiers and veterans including a bagpiper!

On the racing card will be modifieds, sportsman, rookie sportsman, pro stocks, street stocks, and the Patriot Sprint Tour for 360 sprints. Starting time will be 7:30 p.m. The Fonda Speedway Museum will also be open on Saturday from 3:00 p.m. right up until race time so you can go and see all of the displays and reminisce about the history of the “Track of Champions”.

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JOHNSON AND GATES TAKE THEIR THIRD WINS IN A ROW AT FONDA
 

By Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – During the career of a race car driver they are sometimes fortunate to hit on a magical combination of driver, race car, and car owner that just seems to clique. Ronnie Johnson seems to have hit on that this year with a combination of a 2016 Teo Pro car owned by legendary car owner Jake Spraker and his wife Nancy as Saturday evening at Fonda he won his third victory in a row for the 2016 season which was the 28th of his career at the “Track of Champions”.

Other winners at Fonda on VP Small Engine Fuels Night were Brian Pessolano (sportsman), Brian Calabrese (rookie sportsman), Kenny Gates who also won his third in a row in the pro stock division, and Josh Coonradt who won his fourth in a row in the street stock division.

Tributes were also held at Fonda on Saturday for legendary Fonda Speedway drivers Lou Lazzaro and Kenny Shoemaker. More information about those tributes with short stories about the tribute drivers can be found on the Fonda Speedway website www.fondaspeedway.com

The evening started out with the Northville Falcons Band performing the National Anthem just before the first racing event of the evening. The band was established back in 1939 and was under the direction of Michael Graves on Saturday evening at Fonda.

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FONDA SUFFERS THE FIRST RAINOUT OF THE SEASON
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Special Thanks to Lew Boyd and the other contributors to the book FONDA! for a lot of the information used in this press release!

Fonda, NY – The Demitraszek Enterprises management team held on until the last minute on Saturday evening May 14 before cancelling the racing program due to a heavy rain that had just hit the track. Cars were in the pit area and word had come out that the plan was to get the racing program in but that one last heavy rain shower forced the cancellation of the event.

That said the tribute to Ken Shoemaker will be held on Saturday, May 21 along with a tribute to Lou Lazzaro. A regular racing program in all divisions will be on the racing card that evening sponsored by VP Small Engine Fuels with double points for the street stocks up for grabs. Starting time will be 7:30 p.m. Please refer to the press release on www.fondaspeedway.com for information regarding the tribute to Shoemaker.

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SHOEMAKER TRIBUTE HIGHLIGHTS THE FONDA SPEEDWAY RACING PROGRAM ON SATURDAY, MAY 14
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Special Thanks to Lew Boyd and the other contributors to the book FONDA! for a lot of the information used in this press release!

Fonda, NY – On Saturday, May 14 at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway a regular show in all divisions will be on the racing card along with a tribute to two time Fonda Speedway Track Champion Ken Shoemaker who was crowned the champion for the first time at Fonda in 1958 followed by the Fonda Sportsman title in 1965.

Shoemaker has a total of 54 wins in 14 winning seasons at Fonda placing him fourth on the all-time win list with his first win coming on 10/8/1955 and his last win coming on 8/9/1975. During those years Shoemaker’s winningest seasons were in 1960 and 1965 when he won seven times in both of those years. Shoemaker was also inducted into the first Hall of Fame class at the Fonda Speedway back in 1988.

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JOHNSON GOES BACK TO BACK AT FONDA
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – On Mother’s Day and Ray Dalmata tribute night at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway Ronnie Johnson went back to back with modified feature victories in the last two weeks in the Jake & Nancy Spraker owned #1RJ Teo car.

Other winners on Johnstown NAPA Night were John McAuliffe (sportsman), Rob Lanfear (rookie sportsman), Kenny Gates who also scored a back to back win in the pro stock division, and Josh Coonradt who made it three straight wins on the season in the street stock class.

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