$2507 TO WIN MODIFIED EVENT AT FONDA THIS SATURDAY IN A TRIBUTE TO BOB SAVOIE
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – This Saturday, July 30 there will be a 50-lap modified feature event honoring the late Bob Savoie, which will pay $2507 to the winner of the event. All other regular divisions are also on the racing card, which will get the green flag at 7:30 p.m.

Savoie was known as the “Silver Bullitt” to fans here in the area and was a two-time winner in the modified division at Fonda, the first one coming on 7/23/94 and the last on 5/20/95. He is also on the 358-modified win list at Fonda with one victory.

Savoie had a lot of success at the Albany Saratoga Speedway where he was track champion four times in 1985, 1986, 1988, & 1990. The final win in his racing career came at the Glen Ridge Motorsports Park back on 8/2/2013.

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RODZ & RACIN’ PLUS CAMARA TRIBUTE THIS SATURDAY AT FONDA
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – This Saturday, July 23 at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway something a little different will take place as the 1ST Annual Rodz & Racin’ Hot Rod Show will start at 12 noon at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds facility and run until 5:00 p.m. before the regular racing program begins at 7:30 p.m. On the racing program will be a regular show in all divisions along with “Autograph Night” which will take place during the evenings racing program.

The Fonda Speedway Museum will be open from 3:00 p.m. on with displays and memorabilia honoring this week’s tribute driver Dave Camara. The day will begin at 12 noon with the Hot Rod Show sponsored by Custom by Bob Signs & Designs, East Coast Rod Shop, and S-T-R Trailer Repair. Rain date for the Hot Rod Show if necessary will be Saturday, July 30. Music, food, & drink will be a part of the show along with Goodie bags, dash plaques, a 50/50 drawing, and many giveaways to the show participants.

Registration for the Hot Rod Show will start at 10:00 a.m. and run until noon with the registration fee $15 the day of the show. Each registered car will receive two grandstand passes to the stock car races later that evening. Spectators to the Hot Rod Show are free with top 20 trophies awarded to the show participants. Fonda and Glen Ridge promoter Pete Demitraszek will also choose and present the “Promoter Pete’s Choice Award to one of the participants in the show. The show participants are also invited to cruise around the race track during the intermission if they choose too.

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SPRAKER RACING SWEEPS FONDA EVENTS FOR THE SECOND TIME IN 2016
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – On the second week of racing in 2016 at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, the Jake & Nancy Spraker owned cars swept feature events in both the modified and sportsman divisions. Last Saturday evening they did it again with Ronnie Johnson and Rocky Warner sweeping events in their respective divisions.

For Johnson in the modified division it was his fourth win of the season and the 29th of his career at Fonda while for Warner in the sportsman division it was his third win of the season and the 16th of his career in the division placing him on top of the all-time win list in that class.

In other divisions on Saturday the winners were David Manchester (rookie sportsman), Nick Stone in the Hondo Classic for pro stocks, Josh Coonradt (street stock), and in a special “Bill Ag” Elimination race for the modifieds Johnson took home a total of $2037 after winning all five elimination match races vs. his other competitors.

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FONDA SPEEDWAY BACK IN ACTION THIS SATURDAY AFTER SECOND RAIN OUT OF THE SEASON
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – After the second rain out of the 2016 racing season, the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway will be back in action this Saturday, July 16 with a very special racing program starting at 7:30 p.m.

Actually, all of the fun will start at 3:00 p.m. when the Fonda Speedway Museum opens as a tribute to the Romano’s; Andy, Mike, and AJ will take place. The museum will be open up until race time with many displays honoring the Romano racing family.

The Jerry Cook tribute that was scheduled for last Saturday when the racing program was cancelled has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 30.

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JERRY COOK TRIBUTE AT FONDA THIS SATURDAY
 

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – This Saturday, July 9 at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, the track will pay tribute to 1968 champion Jerry Cook who was a seven time race winner at Fonda during his career in a total of three winning seasons, the first victory coming on 5/28/1966 and his last on 8/2/1969.

The racing program on Saturday will be sponsored by School House Pools with all divisions in action starting at 7:30 p.m. The Fonda Speedway Museum will be open from 3:00 p.m. up until race time with display’s and memorabilia honoring Cook.

The pro stock feature event on Saturday will be a special one as it will honor the late Hondo Carpenter with the running of the 11th annual “Hondo Classic” which will be a 29-lap event with bonuses and lap sponsorship money for every lap of the event.

According to the book FONDA! the “Cookie Monster” as Jerry Cook was known was named one of NASCAR’s 50 greatest drivers of all time when NASCAR celebrated its golden anniversary back in 1997. It was a milestone for Cook as he was one of only four modified drivers who was named as such along with Richie Evans, Red Byron, and Ray Hendrick.

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