Varin picks up modified victory at Fonda

Nick Scavia (17) races with David Manchester (4M) during sportsman heat race action Saturday at Fonda Speedway. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

FONDA — Despite questionable weather throughout most of the day Saturday, Fonda speedway managed to get its racing program in.

Bobby Varin posted his fourth victory of the season in the 30-lap modified feature.

Also posting wins were Cody Clark (sportsman), Josh Coonradt (pro stock) Michael McCallion (limited sportsman), John Constantino (Classics on Dirt Vintage) and Dave Horning Sr. (street stock).

Varin, who is the modified point leader, was followed to the line by defending modified track champion Tim Fuller, who finished second.

Shaun Pangman was third, Rocky Warner was fourth and Josh Hohenforst was fifth. Completing the top 10 were Jeremy Wilder in sixth, Peter Britten in seventh, Craig Hanson in eighth, Scott Huber in ninth and Demetrios Drellos in 10th.

Josh Coonradt (00) races with Dean Charbonneau (4) and Kenny Gates during pro stock heat race action Saturday at Fonda Speedway. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Clark topped the field in the 25-lap sportsman feature.

Brian Calabrese was second, Chad Edwards was third, David Manchesterwas fourth and Josh DeMagistris was fifth. Completing the top 10 were Brian Borst in sixth, Charlie Tibbitts in seventh, Mark Mortensen in eighth, Mike Jackson in ninth and Nick Scavia in 10th.

In the 20-lap pro stock feature, Coonradt held off Chuck Dumblewski for his second victory of the season.

Justin Knight was third, Luke Horning was fourth and Kenny Gates was fifth. Randy Cosselman was sixth, Ivan Joslin was seventh, Dean Charbonneau was eighth, Andy Graves was ninth and Jason Morrison was 10th.

McCallion won the 15-lap limited sportsman feature by one-tenth of a second over Derrick McGrew Jr. It was his first win of the season.

Bobby Varin (76) and Jessica Friesen (1Z) race through the first turn during modified heat race action at Fonda Speedway on Saturday. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Michael Wagner-Fitzgerald was third, Cory White was fourth and Kadon Hohensheldt was fifth.

Saturday’s event marked the first of four events in an eight-day span at Fonda Speedway.

The Track will host the Jack Johnson Tribute Race and the Hondo Classic on Monday before hosting the The Grand Daddy 602 World Championship Brian Hanaburgh Memorial Race and a King of Dirt 358 Series race Wednesday.

Monday’s program is scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m., while Wednesday’s card is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Fonda will crown its 2018 track champions and wrap up a busy stretch of racing next Saturday with its annual Night of Features program.

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