McCreadie looks for Fonda win

When the World of Outlaw Late Models visited Fonda Speedway in 2013, Tim McCreadie and Billy Decker had an advantage over the rest of the field.

Having won a pair of features in a modified at the Track of Champions, T-Mac and Decker, who also has two modified wins, knew what to expect when the track turned black and slick. They used that advantage.

McCreadie got to he front quickly and locked down the victory, while Decker finished third in the 50-lap main event.

“I think in the race [experience] mattered a lot,” McCreadie said in Victory Lane after his victory back in 2013. “In qualifying or a heat race it doesn’t really matter. Just knowing that if I stayed low down the straightaways I could get a good launch. On most modified tracks if you stay low you are going to get some traction. I know to stay low here on my entry, roll up in the middle and try to diamond off. That probably helped me a little bit.”

Both drivers have confirmed that they will be at Fonda Speedway tonight as the World of Outlaws Late Models kick off their Great Northern Tour; a four track series kicking off at Fonda before heading to Brighton Speedway in Ontario on Thursday and Cornwall Speedway in Ontario on Saturday before heading back to New York on Sunday for a run at Weedsport.

Credit has to be given to WoO race director Tim Christman for helping to bring the series to the Track of Champions, a place he grew up watching his racing heroes battle on Saturday nights, while his father, Ray, performed his duties from the flag stand.

The 2015 DIRTcar Pro Stock Series will also return to Fonda on Thursday, June 18 for the first time in 12 years as a part of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series event. Back in 2003 the winner of the pro stock series event at Fonda was four time Fonda Speedway Pro Stock Track Champion Kenny Gates.

After being halted midway through last season, Infield Tailgating returns for the special event. Fans who want to participate need to arrive at the second-turn gate between 3 and 4 p.m. in order to take advantage of the opportunity. The gate will be closed at 4 p.m. The cost is $0 per adult and $5 per car.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m., while the general admission gates open at 5 p.m. General admission is set for $30 with kids 12 and under tickets going for $20.

This, of course, is weather pending with spotty showers predicted in the area throughout the evening.

Around the track

Fonda Speedway will host Banner Night Saturday giving kids the opportunity to create banners for their favorite drivers.

The banners will be judged and prizes awarded for each of two age groups.

There will also be face painting from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. and four bikes will be given away during the race program.

Glen Ridge Motorsports Park continues it Fan Appreciation Fridays with general admission for adults set at $5. This week the POWRi Midgets return to the track along with the Vintage racers as part of the regular race program.

NASCAR driver and on-air personality Kenny Wallace will be on hand for a meet-and-greet and will also compete in Brett Hearn’s Big Show 7 on July 7 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway.