Vintage racecars return to Fonda

If you enjoyed days of watching the coupes racing around Fonda Speedway or even the Gremlins and Vegas, Saturday will be a treat for you.

The Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series will be on hand Saturday at the Track of Champions for their first race of the season.

Some of the cars are original and some have been built as tributes to the drivers who made them famous.

You can get up close to the cars and talk to the owners and drivers before the racing acting begins as they will be on display at the Fonda Speedway Hall of Fame and Museum at the speedway from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Some of the cars and drivers expected to be on display include John Constantino with his 1988 Champ Car, Charlie Scofield with his no. 61 C.D Coville replica, Frank Blanchard and his No. 4 Lou Lazzaro modified, Tony Kamburelous and his 1937 Ford Sedan, Dan Wood with his 1986 Kenny Tremont 115 replica, Bryon Seyfield and his 1975 profile chassis, tribute to Bruce Dostal no. 69, John Roese and his tribute to his father, a late model 1956 Ford No. 28, Rob Sanford with his No. 62 Bill Trinkaus tribute, Jay Lais and his homemade coupe with a 1937 roof, no. 502 and Kavin Winton with his 1985 MUDBUS, Dick Schoonover 11x copy and Tom Belewich with his Dave Lape Cadillac coupe body No. 22 along with Doug Mathewson and Buck Gasner

The vintage event is sponsored by North East Stock Car Old timers (NESCOT), Glove City Taxi, Matthewson Farms, Gallup’s Auto, Buanno’s Custom Body Shop, Boyd’s MotorworksJohn’s Auto Service, Custom by Bob and J&B Photography.

Modified challenge at The Ridge

The Big Block and Small-block modifieds will once again turn laps at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park this week.

The Ridge will be hosting a $1,000-to-win Big Block/Small Block Challenge race Sunday night along with its regular race card plus a $300-to-win All-Star Slingshot race

Some of the drivers who have indicated they will be on hand inclue Bobby Varin, Craig Hanson, Willy Decker, Jack Lehner, the Nelson Motorsports No. 85 and Jim Becker. With Utica-Rome off this weekend, some cars and drivers may drift in unannounced.

The Glen Ridge management have said this is a one-time deal, but they will be looking at the possibility of more events depending on interest and participation.

Pit gates open at 3 p.m., grandstands open at 4 p.m, hot laps at 5:30 p.m. and heat racing at 6 p.m. General admission will be $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $2 for fans 11 and under.

Varin wins KOD race

Bobby Varin picked up the victory in the King of Dirt 358-modified feature Wednesday night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

Varin held off Jeremy Wilder for the win, while Marc Johnson finished third, Stever Bernier fourth and Demetrious Drelios fifth. Matt DeLorenzo, Billy Lussier, Jessey Mueller, Rocky Warner and Frank Hoard III round out the top 10.


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