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A FONDA FIRST: SHORT TRACK SUPER SERIES INVADES TRACK OF CHAMPIONS JULY 3

FONDA, NY – There are very few ‘firsts’ left for a facility with a storied history such as Fonda Speedway.

On July 3, however, there will be something all-new to the famed Track of Champions.

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco makes its debut at Fonda on Wednesday, July 3 in one of the most lucrative ‘per-lap’ payouts in New York State dirt Modified racing

The Fuccillo Automotive Group ‘Firecracker 50’ presented by Teo-Pro Car offers a $10,000 winner’s share for the STSS Modifieds on the eve of Independence Day from a total posted purse structure of $32,770.

And there’s more. Every one of the event’s 50 laps has been sold for a minimum of $100, adding an additional $5,005 to the pot for racers thanks to the efforts of John Lakata. This lap money will be spread through the field from the leader to last-place, ensuring bonus money for competitors throughout the field.

A number of other cash awards and contingency awards will further sweeten the pot for competitors.

Short Track Super Series Modifieds will sport sail panels, unique to the speedway at Fonda.

The night’s program will be recorded for broadcast nationally on MAV-TV with a September air date targeted.

The ‘Firecracker 50’ marks the fifth of nine STSS Halmar International North Region events with a $12,500 championship looming at year-end. Following his win at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., on June 19, Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, N.Y., sits atop the standings.

Fonda is set to be the 16th different track to host a Short Track Super Series Modified event in Race No. 72.

Also on the docket are the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman racing 25 laps for $2,000 to win! This is the third of sixth STSS North Region events. Tim Hartman Jr. of Niskayuna, N.Y., is leading the series into its midway point.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps hit the track at 6:20 p.m. and racing gets underway at 7 p.m.

Adult admission is $22. Seniors (ages 65 and up) pay $20. Kids 11 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $30 for Fonda members and $35 for non-members.

Complete ‘Firecracker 50’ race information has been posted on the web: http://shorttracksuperseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/FondaSpeedwayRaceInformation.pdf

Fonda Speedway is located at 21 S. Bridge Street Fonda, NY 12068. To learn more, contact the speedway office at 518.915.4395 or visit the official website at: www.thefondaspeedway.com.

To learn more about the 2019 Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit   e-mail www.shorttracksuperseries.com, by e-mail at bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook or @ShortTrackSS on Twitter or Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, Velocita-USA, Design for Vision/Sunglass Central, Rob Sherlock Roofing, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH Springs, Escape RV, Fast Axle, Fox Racing Shocks, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, HyperCo, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Land Hoe Maintenance, K&N, MJK Home Maintenance, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, QA1, Racing Optics, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Velocita, WELD Racing & Wilwood.

Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco 2019 Schedule


Modified Halmar International North Region

Sunday, April 7 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Open – WINNER: MATT SHEPPARD

Sunday, May 26 – Thunder Mountain Speedway/Center Lisle, N.Y. – Lightning on the Mountain – WINNER: BILLY DECKER

Tuesday, June 4 – Big Diamond Speedway/Minersville, Pa. – Anthracite Assault – COMBO – WINNER: MATT SHEPPARD

Wednesday, June 19 – Outlaw Speedway/Dundee, N.Y. – Outlaw Showdown – WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN

Wednesday, July 3  Fonda Speedway/Fonda, N.Y. – Firecracker 50 – $10,000 to win!

Tuesday, July 9 – Accord Speedway/Accord, N.Y. –Battle of the Bullring

Tuesday, August 13 – Woodhull Raceway/Woodhull, N.Y. – Hustlin’ the High Banks 55

Friday-Saturday October 11-12 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. – American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 12

Thursday, October 24 – Orange County Fair Speedway/Middletown, N.Y. – Hard Clay Finale – $10,000 to win – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS

Partners in Disruption: Fonda Speedway & DKM Team Up for 2019 ‘Black Flag Section’ Promotion

FONDA, NY – Partners in ‘disruption.’

Fonda Speedway’s new BD Motorsports Media LLC management team and DKM Fabrication have joined forces in a marketing partnership for the ‘Track of Champions’ 2019 season.

Located within earshot of the speedway in Fultonville, N.Y., DKM is a movement and a 100-percent in-house racecar company that is disrupting the way dirt Modified chassis are designed and built. DKM leverages its advanced engineering knowledge and use of state-of-the-art technology to design the fastest cars available on dirt.

The DKM background of founders Dave Constantino, Eric Mack and Kyle Hoffman stems from a deep technical understanding of dirt oval racing and a meticulous obsession with quality. DKM-built cars of the ‘Black Flag Crew’ were regular visitors to Fonda’s famed checkerboard square during the ’18 season.

Since taking the lease of Fonda’s half-mile oval in November, the new management team has ‘disrupted’ dirt Modified racing in the region with strong, well-balanced pay structures, innovative ideas and the resurrection of the Fonda 200 paying $53,000 to win in September!

DKM and Fonda have joined forces for a ‘Black Flag Section’ of the speedway’s grandstands located in turn four. Fans watching the action from the ‘Black Flag Section’ will enjoy special promotions and giveaways regularly courtesy of DKM.

The ‘Black Flag Section’ will be marked with DKM flags in the air and signage throughout.

To learn more about DKM, visit www.dkmracecars.com, “like” DKM Fabrication on Facebook or subscribe to the DKM Fabrication YouTube channel. Call 518.441.5026 to order a DKM Cyclone Chassis today.

Fonda Speedway gets the green flag on Saturday, April 13 with Open Practice for all divisions.

The official Season Opener is planned for Saturday, April 20, featuring Sunoco Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,000 to win by Eric Orozco Racing), Pro Stock American Racer Best of 8 Series ($800 to win), Montgomery County Office for Aging Limited Sportsman and Trackside Body Works Street Stocks.

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 SPEEDWAY, FUCCILLO AUTOMOTIVE GROUP ANNOUNCE ‘HUGE’ PARTNERSHIP FOR 2019 SEASON

FONDA, NY – It’s huge!®

Fonda Speedway and Fuccillo Automotive Group have joined forces in a multi-faceted partnership for the upcoming 2019 season at the legendary Montgomery County Fairgrounds facility which is fast approaching with Open Practice on Saturday, April 13 and the Season Opener Saturday, April 20.

Victory Lane at the hallowed ‘Track of Champions’ is a destination racers aspire to reach. This season, the checkerboard square will bring even more meaning. Fuccillo Automotive Group has signed on to present Victory Lane for the entire season in memory of their longtime employee and avid race fan Mike Cole of Canajoharie, who worked at the Fuccillo Nelliston location. Mr. Cole passed away unexpectedly and the Fuccillo family wanted to honor him at the speedway.

Fuccillo Automotive Group has taken a title sponsorship role of the Wednesday, July 3 ‘Firecracker 50’ at Fonda, featuring the first-ever appearance by the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco big-block/small-block Modifieds. This 50-lap event offers $10,000 to win plus lap money and is sure to attract top drivers from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

The Fuccillo Automotive Group ‘Firecracker 50’ also includes the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman series for $1,500 and will be recorded for national broadcast on MAV-TV Motorsports Network, available to more than 35 million households across the country.

And there’s more! Fuccillo Automotive Group will provide Fonda Speedway with an official pace truck for the entire ’19 season.

“We are thrilled to bring Fuccillo Automotive Group on board for the 2019 season,” Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo said. “The Fuccillo brand is well-known throughout upstate New York and beyond. They will be outstanding partners for our speedway.”

Fuccillo Automotive Group boasts 29 locations in New York State and Florida with brands including Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Hyundai, Jeep, KIA, Lincoln, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Nissan, RAM, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen. To learn more, visit www.fuccillo.com.

Fonda Speedway, under the management of BD Motorsports Media LLC, gets the green flag on Saturday, April 13 with Open Practice for all divisions.

The official Season Opener is planned for Saturday, April 20, featuring Sunoco Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,000 to win by Eric Orozco Racing), Pro Stock American Racer Best of 8 Series ($800 to win), Limited Sportsman and Trackside Body Works Street Stocks.

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.