Fonda Speedway returns to action with rain-delayed Montgomery County Open
FONDA — Take two!
The final curtain will come down on the 2020 season at Fonda Speedway Sunday,putting a period on a shortened campaign at the Track of Champions. The event had been scheduled for the Sept. 13, however, afternoon showers forced the postponement of the event.
After finishing up the point season on Aug. 15, one final event takes place Sunday: The Montgomery County Open which will be broadcast live on Dirt Track Digest TV (www.dirttrackdigest.tv).
Due to continuously extended New York State regulations, the grandstands will remain closed for this event.
Sunoco Modifieds will headline the ‘Montgomery County Open’ utilizing sail panels for this event, which offers an increased $3,500 to the winner for 30 laps. Rules have been relaxed for this non-point show, which will feature a draw for heat-race starting positions and redraw of top qualifiers for the main event.
This will be only the third time since BD Motorsports Media LLC took over the promotion of Fonda Speedway that sail panels are permitted on Modifieds.
Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman are set for a $1,000-to-win, 25-lap event, joined by the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks racing 20 laps and earning a cool grand for their efforts.
Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks battle in an event offering $500 to the winner and a rules package allowing cars legal to compete at neighboring Lebanon Valley, Albany-Saratoga and Glen Ridge to join the Fonda regulars.
Four Cylinder Cruisers — declaring Single- and Dual-Cam winners — complete the Sunday showdown.
All event rules have been posted on the Fonda Speedway website at the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/MontgomeryCountyOpenInfoSheet.pdf
Gates open at 3 p.m. Hot laps hit the track at 5:15 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.
Pit admission is $35 for Fonda Non-Members and $30 for Fonda Members.
Due to New York State regulations, the Fonda 200 will not be held in 2020. There will be a similar event organized by Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo Oct. 15-18 at Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania.