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RACING AROUND: New faces posting wins at Fonda

I am glad there are fans in the stands now to enjoy the feel good moments that have been happening so far this season at Fonda Speedway.

In the first four race nights of the season, there have been multiple drivers putting their names in the record books with their first feature wins.

Jason Greco has been a solid competitor at Fonda for a while, but didn’t reach Victory Lane until last Saturday night, when he made a strong move on the outside of turn four to pass Chip Constantino after a late-race restart and pull away for his first 602 sportsman victory.

Kyle Dingman led every lap of his heat race and the main event to post his first feature win in the Limited Sportsman division.

Unfortunately, the puff of smoke that appeared behind the car as he came down to take the white flag proved the old racing theory on engines that “They run best just before they blow.”

Hopefully, he can find another engine in time to return to action this weekend.

Two weeks ago, Jack Lehner broke through for his first modified feature win at Fonda, while Beau Ballard and Devon Camenga added their names to the feature win list in the pro stock division.

Jeremy Tyrrell returned to racing after a long hiatus to get his first limited sportsman win on opening night and Carter Gibbons snagged the checkers a week later.

A pair of new drivers in the cruiser division, Tyler White and Slappy White, have made their presence known, with both finding their way to Victory Lane.

Dollar night at Fonda

St. Lawrence Radiology will make it easier on the wallet this week for fans to enjoy a night of racing.

Saturday night will be Dollar Night at Fonda Speedway with general admission just a buck. Masks and social distancing are required.

No, the infield parking will not be a dollar this week.

That will be $30 for four people.

Remember all four fans must arrive together and reservations are open until 8 p.m. tonight.

Racing at The Ridge

The weather has not been kind to Glen Ridge Motorsports Park so far this season.

After rain pushed opening night back a week, it happened again, only this time the cars were in the pits and fans in the stands when the rains hit forcing the cancellation of the Sunday night race program.

The weather looks promising this Sunday when The Ridge will host a regular race card on season opener on VP Racing Fuels Small Engine Fuels Night.

Pit Gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand gates open at 4 p.m.

Hot laps are scheduled to hit the track at 5:30 p.m. with the green flag dropping on the first qualifier at 6 p.m.

Masks are required and CDC guidelines are enforced.

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