By The Leader-Herald
FONDA - Jeremy Wilder led three rounds of the Inaugural Bill Ag Elimination Race but fell to Stewart Friesen, who eventually lost to Bobby Varin in the championship match-up.
Wilder may have lost in the elimination race but turned his luck around to finish ahead of Friesen in the 30-lap modified feature for his first win of the season Saturday night at Fonda Speedway.
Pep Corradi (21P) and Alton Palmer (76) power their modifieds through the fourth turn Saturday night at Fonda Speedway. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)
Friesen finished second, with Varin third, Brian Gleason fourth and Bodie Bellinger fifth.
With his second place finish Friesen took over the modified points lead, 624-622 over Varin.
Joining Wilder with victories Saturday night were David Constantino (602 sportsman), Luke Horning (pro stock), Dave Horning Sr. (street stock) and Ken Hallenbeck (4-cylinder).
Vain picked up a ride in a Lightning Sprint and drove to victory in the special added event.
John McAuliffe followed Constantino under the checkers in the sportsman feature with Rocky Warner third, Chris Schaffer fourth and Connor Cleveland fifth.
Horning picked up his second win of the season over Chuck Dumblewski, Kenny Gates, Nick Stone and Mark Sullivan.
During modified warm-ups for Saturday's racing, Johnstown's A.J. Romano was involved in a hard crash that sent his modified flipping after hitting the end of the fourth-turn wall at the pit entrance.
Romano was checked out at the speedway and was reportedly sore from the accident.