Story By: RON SZCZERBA / FONDA SPEEDWAY – FONDA, NY – This Saturday, July 30 at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, Parks Companies presents a regular racing program in all regular divisions including the Sunoco Modifieds, the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman, the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks, the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman, and the Fonda Fair Four Cylinders.
Also competing on Saturday at Fonda will be the CRSA Sprint cars for the second time in 2022. The CRSA Sprint Car organization started racing at the Fonda Speedway back in 2009 and through their last event, which was held on 6/4/2022, they have run a total of 25 events at Fonda with 13 different drivers winning those events.
Danny Varin and Mike Kiser lead the way with four CRSA Sprint car wins apiece at Fonda followed by Josh Pieniazek and Cory Sparks who both have three career wins at the “Track of Champions.” Kyle Smith and Jeff Trombley are both two-time CRSA Sprint winners at Fonda with single event wins going to Dylan Swiernik, John Matrafailo, Tyler Rice, Jordan Thomas, Brett Jaycox, Josh Flint, and Jordan Hutton.
A little over a month ago back on 6/4, Jeff Trombley started the 20-lap CRSA Sprint feature in the fifth position and moved into the second position on lap four, chasing the leader Jordan Hutton until moving in on the rear bumper on lap twelve of the twenty lap event.
Trombley made a move on the inside of the backstretch with seven laps remaining to take the lead and he survived one final restart to take the win over Hutton, Thomas Radivoy, Dalton Herrick, and twenty-first place starter Jeremiah Munson who made his way up to the fifth spot at the finish in his self-owned #51 car.
“Experience here at the track definitely helped,” Trombley said in victory lane. “He (Hutton) was fast and got out front but on that one restart I knew he was gonna cover the bottom and I got a run on him for the lead. The car was awesome, the track was good. I had a lot of fun, and it was good to see all the fans here. I love this place and anytime you can get a win here it’s a plus.”
Two drivers mentioned above that know the Fonda Speedway very well with success in the past in other divisions than the sprint cars are Trombley and Munson. Along with his two CRSA Sprint car victories at Fonda (the first one coming on 6/30/2018 and the last on 6/4/2022), Trombley also has one 358-Modified win back on 10/13/2001 along with 35 wins in a Big Block Modified in 20 winning seasons, the first one coming on 4/30/1988 and his last on 9/19/2014. Trombley also has two Track Championships in the Big Block Modified division back-to-back in 2001 and 2002.
Munson has also had his share of success at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds track with seven wins in the Open Sportsman division, the first one coming on 5/17/2003 and the last on 8/20/2005. He also has 12 career wins in the Crate 602 Sportsman division, the first one coming on 9/13/2008 and his last on 7/25/2009 to go along with a Crate 602 Track Championship in 2009.
If you are a race fan that gets to the track early, be sure to check out the Fonda Speedway Museum & Hall of Fame which is located on the Fonda Fairgrounds at the rear of the parking area going down towards turn four. The museum is open from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on race days and admission is free!