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BRETT HEARN TAKES AIM AT 5TH FONDA 200 VICTORY SEPT. 26-28

Photo Tom Morris/Myracenews

FONDA, NY – Some of the sport’s most iconic names have put their name in the record books since the very first Fonda 200 was contested as a NASCAR Grand National event in 1955.

Only one driver has won it four times: Brett Hearn.

‘The Corporate Jet’ hopes to add a fifth ‘200’ victory to his resume at Fonda Speedway in 2019. The Fonda 200 returns to the Track of Champions Thursday-Saturday Sept. 26-28 with the largest purse structure ever offered at the half-mile track located just off New York State Thruway Exit 28.

$125,675, at minimum, will be offered to Sunoco big-block/small-block Modified competitors in the 200-lap event with $53,000 reserved for the winner.

Hearn broke through as a winner of the 200 for the first time in 1995. After the ’96 event fell to weather, Hearn recorded back-to-back triumphs in ’97 and ’98.

The most recent 200 took place 17 years ago in 2002. That marked Hearn’s fourth triumph in the prestigious event.

The Madsen Motorsports No. 20 operation has filed its entry for the revival of the 200 at the end of September.

Rules and Race Procedures for the 200 have been posted at the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fonda200RulesandProcedures.pdf

The Registration Form for Modifieds can be found here. Teams can save $50 on registration if entered by Sept. 7: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fonda200ModifiedEntryForm.pdf

Complete Fonda 200 payout information is on the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fonda200Payout.pdf

Thursday (Sept. 26) is reserved for camper and trailer parking in addition to open practice for those seeking lap time on the famed Track of Champions layout.

Friday (Sept. 27) will include 15-lap qualifying races for the Sunoco Modifieds, the Patriot Sprint Tour with a full program plus a make-up feature event postponed by rain on May 25, Pro Stocks competing for $1,000 to win, Trackside Body Works Street Stocks in a $500-to-win event and Four Cylinder Cruisers.

Saturday (Sept. 28) will be reserved for Modified Last Chance Qualifiers (15 laps each), Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,500 to win) and the 200 finale.

Reserved grandstand tickets are available now and can be obtained by calling the speedway office at 518.915.4395 and leaving a message for Angela Hanson. Office hours for walk-up sales are posted on the speedway Facebook page as well.

A Fonda 200 information page can be found on the speedway website: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/fonda-200/

Since 1953, the ‘Track of Champions’ Fonda Speedway has hosted the best in stock car racing. Now under the management of BD Motorsports Media LLC, the speedway will operate weekly on Saturday nights from April through August plus several special events. Fonda Speedway is located on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds off New York State Thruway Exit No. 28 at 21 S. Bridge Street Fonda, NY 12068.

Fonda Speedway is on the web at www.thefondaspeedway.com. To learn more, call the office at 518.915.4395, like Fonda Speedway on Facebook www.facebook.com/thefondaspdwy or follow on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.


Fonda 200 History of Winners1955: Junior Johnson (NASCAR Grand National)
1963: Steve Danish
1964: Bill Wimble
1966: David Pearson (NASCAR Grand National)
1967: Richard Petty (NASCAR Grand National)
1968: Richard Petty (NASCAR Grand National)
1969: Lou Lazzaro
1970: Harry Peek
1983: Charlie Rudolph
1984: Jimmy Horton
1985: Charlie Rudolph
1986: Jack Johnson
1987: Kenny Brightbill
1988: Jack Johnson
1989: Mike Romano
1990: Doug Hoffman
1991: Doug Hoffman
1992: Bob McCreadie
1993: Bob McCreadie
1994: Jimmy Horton
1995: Brett Hearn
1997: Brett Hearn
1998: Brett Hearn
1999: Steve Paine
2000: Kenny Tremont
2001: Doug Hoffman
2002: Brett Hearn
2019: ???

BREAK IS OVER, RACING RESUMES AT FONDA SPEEDWAY SEPTEMBER 14

FONDA, NY – On September 14, the break is over.

Following a one-month setup, teardown and the 178th annual Fonda Fair, racing resumes at Fonda Speedway on the 14th as a prelude to the Fonda 200 weekend on September 26-28. A huge program of racing is in store for the famed Track of Champions.

Sunoco Modifieds lead the docket racing for a boosted $4,000 to win for 30 laps, the final shakedown prior to the $53,000-to-win Fonda 200. This event will feature a draw for heat-race starting positions with a redraw of top qualifiers for the main. The tire rule is relaxed to allow American Racer 33 or harder tires across the front; 44 or harder left-rear; 48 or harder right-rear. All other Fonda rules remain in effect.

The Vermont-based King of Dirt Series makes its first pilgrimage to Fonda of 2019 in the Northeast Crate Nationals 50-lapper paying a huge $2,000 to win, $1,000 for second, $300 for 10th and $150 just to take the green flag! This event also pays tow money: $75 per car.

American Racer or Hoosier tires will be permitted for the Northeast Crate Nationals per King of Dirt Series rules.

For the second time in 2019, the Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equipment CRSA 305 Sprint Cars roll into Fonda with their winged brand of excitement.

Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks will race 20 laps for an increased $1,000 to win. This event will be run under a draw/redraw format and both American Racer and Hoosier tires will be permitted.

Completing the program are feature events for the Trackside Body Works Street Stocks, Four Cylinder Cruisers and the season finale for the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series.

Gates will open at 2 p.m. Hot laps will hit the track at 4:45 p.m. led by CRSA Sprint Car engine heat. Racing gets the green at 6 p.m.

Adult admission is $16. Seniors (ages 65 and above) pay $14. Kids 11 and under are FREE. 

Pit admission is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Kids (ages 6-12) pay $10 in the pits and Children 5 and under pay $2.

Since 1953, the ‘Track of Champions’ Fonda Speedway has hosted the best in stock car racing. Now under the management of BD Motorsports Media LLC, the speedway will operate weekly on Saturday nights from April through August plus several special events. Fonda Speedway is located on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds off New York State Thruway Exit No. 28 at 21 S. Bridge Street Fonda, NY 12068.

Fonda Speedway is on the web at www.thefondaspeedway.com. To learn more, call the office at 518.915.4395, like Fonda Speedway on Facebook www.facebook.com/thefondaspdwy or follow on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

Photo Tom Morris/Myracenews

Rocky Warner Files Official First Modified Entry for $53,000-to-Win Fonda 200

Tom Morris/Myracenews photo

FONDA, NY – The champ is here.

Rocky Warner, who won the 2019 Sunoco Modified championship at Fonda Speedway, made history as the first official entrant for the $53,000-to-win Fonda 200 on September 26-28, 2019. The event makes a bold return to the dirt Modified schedule this fall with a purse structure totaling more than $125,000.

Gloversville, N.Y.’s Warner etched his name in the Track of Champions record books this season by earning his first title in the headline Modified division. Warner now has championships in Modified, Sportsman, Pro Stock and Street Stock competition at the half-mile oval.

‘The Flying Squirrel’ and car owner Jake Spraker teamed for five victories during the season at Fonda with their Pro Power Racing Engines-powered No. 1J Teo-Pro car and clinched the title one week prior to Championship Night.

With registration for the 200 now open, Warner was first to throw his name on the roster with a huge $53,000 top prize looming.

Early registration forms for the Modified portion of the Fonda 200 can be found on the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fonda200ModifiedEntryForm.pdf.

Racers save $50 off their registration fee by completing the form by Sept. 7.

Rules and Race Procedures for the 200 have been posted at the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fonda200RulesandProcedures.pdf

Complete Fonda 200 payout information is on the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Fonda200Payout.pdf

Thursday (Sept. 26) is reserved for camper and trailer parking in addition to open practice for those seeking lap time on the famed Track of Champions layout.

Friday (Sept. 27) will include 15-lap qualifying races for the Sunoco Modifieds, the Patriot Sprint Tour with a full program plus a make-up feature event postponed by rain on May 25, Pro Stocks competing for $1,000 to win, Trackside Body Works Street Stocks in a $500-to-win event and Four Cylinder Cruisers.

Saturday (Sept. 28) will be reserved for Modified Last Chance Qualifiers, Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,500 to win) and the anticipated 200 finale.

Weekend reserved grandstand tickets are available now and can be obtained by calling the speedway office at 518.915.4395 and leaving a message for Angela Hanson. Office hours for walk-up sales are posted on the speedway Facebook page as well.

A Fonda 200 information page can be found on the speedway website: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/fonda-200/

Since 1953, the ‘Track of Champions’ Fonda Speedway has hosted the best in stock car racing. Now under the management of BD Motorsports Media LLC, the speedway will operate weekly on Saturday nights from April through August plus several special events. Fonda Speedway is located on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds off New York State Thruway Exit No. 28 at 21 S. Bridge Street Fonda, NY 12068.

Fonda Speedway is on the web at www.thefondaspeedway.com. To learn more, call the office at 518.915.4395, like Fonda Speedway on Facebookwww.facebook.com/thefondaspdwy or follow on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.