Returning Fonda 200 Boasts $125,000 Plus Overall Purse; Winner’s Purse $53,000

Story By: BRETT DEYO / FONDA SPEEDWAY – FONDA, NY – $125,675.000

That is the magic number to be paid out at the September 28th, 2019 ‘Return of the Fonda 200’! This historic modified race will pay $53,000 to the winner, $20,000 to 2nd and $10,000 for the 3rd place!

1 $53,000
2 $20,000
3 $10,000
4 $7,000
5 $4,000
6 $3,000
7 $2,500
8 $2,250
9 $2,000
10 $1,750
11 $1,400
12 $1,300
13 $1,200
14 $1,100
15 $1,000
16 $900
17 $800
18 $775
19 $750
20 $740
21 $730
22 $720
23 $710
24 $700
25 $675
26 $650
27 $625
28 $600
29 $600
30 $600
31 $600
32 $600
33 $600
34 $600
35 $600
36 $600
Total: $125,675

B-Main Purse Structure
1 Transfer to 200
2 Transfer to 200
3 Transfer to 200
4 Transfer to 200
5 Transfer to 200
6 Transfer to 200
7 $150
8 $150
9 $150
10 $150
11 $150
12 $150
13 $150
14 $150
15 $150
16 $150
17 $150
18 $150
19 $150
20 $150
21 $100
22 $100
23 $100
24 $100
Total: $2,500

The first 200 in Fonda history took place on June 18, 1955 with moonshiner-turned-racer Junior Johnson taking the victory under the NASCAR Grand National banner. A total of four 200s at Fonda were NASCAR-sanctioned: David Pearson was victorious on July 14, 1966 with Richard Petty scoring back-to-back wins on July 13, 1967 and July 11, 1968.

The 200 was run in 1955; 1963-1964; 1966-1970; 1983-1995; and 1997-2002.

Currently, the Fonda 200 is slated as a three-day racing festival.

Camper and trailer parking gets underway on Thursday, Sept. 26. Open practice with incentives will take place on Thursday, as well.

Friday (Sept. 27) will consist of Sunoco Modified time trials and qualifying races, an invasion by the 360 Sprint Cars of the Patriot Sprint Tour (PST), Pro Stocks racing for $1,000 to win, Street Stocks in a $500-to-win event sponsored by Roberts Towing & Recovery and Four Cylinder Cruisers.

Saturday (Sept. 28) will feature the Sunoco Modified B-Main and 200 and a Crate 602 Sportsman special offering $1,500 to win.

Sunday is set aside as a rain date in the event of inclement weather.

Since 1953, the ‘Track of Champions’ Fonda Speedway has hosted the best in stock car racing. Now under the management of BD Motorsports Media LLC, the speedway will operate weekly on Saturday nights from April through August plus several special events. Fonda Speedway is located on the Montgomery County Fairgrounds off New York State Thruway Exit No. 28 at 21 S. Bridge Street Fonda, NY 12068.

Fonda Speedway is on the web at www.thefondaspeedway.com. To learn more, call the office at 518.915.4395, like Fonda Speedway on Facebook www.facebook.com/thefondaspdwy or follow on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

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