Story By: RON SZCZERBA / FONDA SPEEDWAY – FONDA, NY – Posted on the Fonda Speedway Facebook page on 3/15 was the fact that there were only 32 days left to Opening Day of the 2022 racing season at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway.
Let this be a reminder that there are only nine days left until the Fonda Speedway car show at the ViaPort Rotterdam Mall as of the date of this press release!
The car show dates are Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27 with move in day being Thursday evening March 24 shortly after 7:00 p.m. when the mall closes. Mall hours are 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The Modified, 602 Crate Sportsman, Pro Stock, Limited Sportsman, Four Cylinders, Vintage, and Sprint cars will all appear at the Fonda Speedway this season along with the car show at the ViaPort Rotterdam Mall. All cars must check in prior to mall entry and turn in a signed release form for the mall.
Fonda Speedway management will do their best to honor location requests but will not guarantee them. If drivers are unable to keep their commitment to the car show, please notify Angela Hanson at email@example.com as soon as possible. She can also be contacted at that same e-mail address if you have any questions about the show or available space in the show.
The car show is a great way for your race team to show off their equipment for the 2022 season whether it be a totally new race car, a new paint scheme, or new sponsors who have come on board to support your racing endeavors. And you just never know when a local businessman or a person just walking by will notice your race car and you may gain a new sponsor out of it. It is also great for the fans to get a look at the cars before they take to the speedway for the 2022 racing season!
BD Motorsports Media LLC who promotes the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, will have tables set up with schedules, apparel, and all the information that drivers and fans may need as the 2022 racing season is set to begin. Season passes for the grandstand and pit area will also be available. Brett Deyo and his team at BD Motorsports Media LLC would like to thank you in advance for your support of the car show and the Fonda Speedway.
The Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series (MVVDMS) will also be a part of the car show with their area called “Vintage Alley”. They will be representing the many eras of our racing past from the 1950’s up to the late 80’s with nine beautiful cars. The organization will have a booth set up with schedules and information on their series available along with their rules.
New York State Stock Car Association (NYSSCA) memberships will be available at the MVVDMS booth along with NYSSCA 250 Club tickets. Northeast Stock Car Old Timers (NESCOT) memberships will also be available at the MVVDMS booth as well as their monthly lottery tickets. The Other Greaser Side and other stickers will also be for sale and that money will go to the drivers.
The Northeast Stock Car Old Timers (NESCOT) will also have a table set up to sign up new members, sell their Month of May Raffle tickets along with NESCOT apparel and tickets for their annual Steak & Chicken Bake on August 21.
Once the car show is completed the next event on the 2022 Fonda Speedway schedule will be an Open Practice on Saturday, April 9 with a rain date of Sunday, April 10. Gates will open at noon with practice from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Opening Day for the 71st consecutive season of competition at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway will be on Saturday, April 16 as Carole and Alton Palmer of Palmer’s Service Center presents all regular divisions in action with points beginning for all divisions. Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. with hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and racing at 6:00 p.m.
In the history of the Fonda Speedway there have been 34 different drivers who have won features on opening day in the 70-year history of the Montgomery County Fairgrounds track. Who will the winner be on opening day 2022?