Story By: BRETT DEYO / FONDA SPEEDWAY – FONDA, NY – The full-fender Pro Stock division at Fonda Speedway pleases the crowd at the half-mile track week-after-week.
In 2020, the division’s drivers will be rewarded even more for their efforts. Through the assistance of a weekly Fonda fan who would like to remain anonymous, the Pro Stocks compete for an increased $800 to win every week at the Track of Champions. This move means Fonda Speedway is now the highest-paying Pro Stock venue across the Northeastern United States and Canada.
“We hosted the ‘Best of 8’ Series last year and paid extra money on those nights,” Fonda Speedway promoter Brett Deyo said. “With the help of one of our loyal fans, we will bump the winner’s share up to $800 every single night. We offered some funds on behalf of the speedway to join our sponsor making sure it could happen every Saturday.”
The total pay structure on a weekly basis for 2020 has climbed to $800 for the winner, $400 for second, $100 for 10th and $75 to take the green for a sum of $3,375.
The complete payout can be found on the Fonda Speedway website at the following link: http://www.thefondaspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/2020ProStockPayStructure.pdf
In addition to the bump in pay, a number special events have been added to the calendar for the Pro Stock racers.
$1,000-to-win events have been scheduled for May 2, July 11 and Sept. 18.
On July 4, the Pro Stock contingent will battle for a huge $1,776 top prize in the ‘Red, White and Blue’ special to celebrate our nation’s independence.
The traditional Hondo Classic race – featuring a plethora of bonuses and special awards – takes place on June 6. Twin 15-lap features are planned on Aug. 8.
American Racer, through distributor Lias Tire, returns with their giveaway program for the ’20 season. Twelve free tire certificates will be handed out to Fonda Pro Stock competitors through random drawings.
‘Cousin Luke’ Horning is the defending Pro Stock champion at Fonda. He received $1,500 for his efforts at the December Awards Banquet.
The unofficial kickoff to the Fonda Speedway 2020 season takes place at the Via Port Rotterdam March 27-29 with the Fonda Speedway Race Car Show during mall hours.
The resurfaced Fonda oval will see its first on-track action on Saturday, April 11 with an open practice session. Gates open at 2 p.m. with rounds of practice beginning at 4 p.m.
The official Season Opener is planned for Saturday, April 18 featuring the Sunoco Modifieds, Crate 602 Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Pro Stocks and Roberts Towing & Recovery Street Stocks kick-starting their points season.