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Racing Around: CRSA makes Fonda debut

April 30, 2009
By JAMES A. ELLIS, The Leader-Herald

The Capital Region Sprint Car Agency sprint cars made a good impression in their inaugural visit to Fonda Speedway Saturday.

The group drew 28 competitors to the track and the fans followed with a large crowd packed into the covered grandstand and fourth-turn bleachers.

The drivers provided excitement for the fans from the drop of the green with Billy Vanlnwegen and Dylan Swiernik taking their qualifying race down to a photo finish with Vanlnwegen getting the nod.

The 25-lap main event was halted by rain with seven laps in the books and Fort Johnson's Matt Demitraszek in front.

The 305 sprinters will return to Fonda Speedway Saturday to restart the feature. The race, along with the rained-out 20-lap sportsman and 602 limited sportsman features will be first up on the evening's racecard before the qualifying events for the regularly scheduled card.

Caroga Creek

Round one of the battle for the Caroga Creek Raceway track championships will take place Friday night, as the competitors begin their season-long points chase.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with warm-ups hitting the track at 6:30. In appreciation of their fans' support, the management is opening the covered grandstand for free admission.

Glen Ridge Perfection

Jeff Brownell, Jeremiah Munson and Kerrie Hollenbeck backed up their opening-night victories at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park with wins Friday.

Brownell made the most of his front row starting spot to beat Bobby Varin and Josh Hohenforst to the checkers in the modified division.

Munson came from mid-pack in the budget sportsman feature to pass Robert Gray late in the race for his second straight win of the season. Munson is unbeaten in feature events so far this year as he also has two straight at Fonda Speedway.

Hollenbeck was first under the checkers in the cruiser division with a six-cylinder, while teammate Laurie Fallis was second and shared Victory Lane with Hollenbeck as the four-cylinder victor.

John Babcock broke the streak of repeat winners as he raced to his first career Glen Ridge victory in the pro stock feature.

Top 10 finish

Mayfield's Dustin Delaney is off to a strong start this season in the NASCAR Camping World Series East.

Delaney opened the season with a 13th-place finish before registering a career-best ninthplace finish at 4/10th-mile Tri-County Speedway in Hudson, N.C. His trek to the top-10 finish was an eventful one as he spun and rejoined the field in 18th without bringing out the caution.

He picked his way back through the field and with a series of restarts, wound up with a top-10 finish and moved up to ninth in the series points chase.

Delaney will switch divisions for his next race, as the Delaney Infrastructure No. 39 team will compete in an ARCA division event at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky. May 9.

Home Depot

The Home Depot No. 20 driven by Joey Logano and the Fonda Speedway pace car will be on display at the Amsterdam store today from 1 to 6 p.m.



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