Horning records landmark victory

It was appropriate on the night the street stock division ran its 500th feature since the class was introduced as the hobby stock division in 1997 that veteran driver Dave Horning Sr. drove to his 52nd career victory to become the division’s winningest driver.

The top spot on the win list was kept in the family as Horning Sr. surpassed the mark of 51 victories set by his son, Dave Horning Jr.

Although Horning Jr. has hung up his racing gear, he still serves as crew chief on his father’s potent Camaro bodied street stock.

When you look at the total races run, the father and son team have combined for 103 victories, or 21 percent of the races run.

The senior member of the team probably could have reached the landmark victory sooner but opted not to race every week at Fonda Speedway during the 2013 season.

Since his return to the weekly competition he scored seven wins in 18 events in 2014 en route to winning his second street stock track championship. He has already amassed seven wins so far this season with five regular-season races left on the schedule.

The street stock division is not the only class at Fonda Speedway that Horning has recorded victories in, as he is tied for 20th in the pro stock standings with nine feature wins as well as victories in enduro races. Earlier, Horning also tried his hand at driving in the X-Cell 600 division at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park.

Special event at CCR

On Friday night, Caroga Creek Raceway will host a special event at the Ephratah racing facility.

A special $500-to-win event is scheduled for the Heavy and Senior division and 50 percent back for second back.

The big-money event will consist of two 15-lap heat races leading up to a 30-lap main event sponsored by O’Connor’s Motorsports.

“We are looking for our largest turnout of the season,” track promoter John Mills said. “We are looking for over 75 carts there. Friday we had quite a few there to practice, but we got rained out. We will be running double features for all divisions also this week because of the rain out. I expect that most of them will return with more coming for a shot at the money.”

This is the first of three big-money races scheduled at CCR this season.

The gates open at 4 p.m. for Friday night’s race program with the green flag dropping on the action at 6:30 p.m.