Fonda 200 Modified Portion Offers $78,675 Base Payout for 2019 Edition: Sept. 26-28
FONDA, NY – It’s an event fans and racers have been talking about since the initial announcement in late September.
The Fonda 200 is back.
A long-standing tradition at the ‘Track of Champions’ won by many of the sport’s iconic figures, the Fonda 200 has been absent for 17 years. That will change in a big way! Fonda Speedway’s BD Motorsports Media LLC management team is bringing back the ‘200 weekend’ on Sept. 26-28, 2019.
A hefty payout structure for the Sunoco big-block/small-block Modified portion of the weekend has been established with a base total of $78,675.
The 200-lap main event pays $20,000 to win, with $76,175 earmarked for 36 starters. The entire pay structure is as follows: 1) $20,000; 2) $10,000; 3) $7,500; 4) $5,000; 5) $3,500; 6) $2,500; 7) $2,250; 8) $2,000; 9) $1,750; 10) $1,500; 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; 28-36) $600.
Prior to the 200, there will be a B-Main. The top-six drivers will transfer to the 200 in starting positions 31-36. From seventh on back, non-qualifiers will be paid. Drivers finishing seventh through 20th in the B-Main will receive $150 cash. The 21st through last-place drivers will earn $100 cash. Should the B-Main start 24 cars, the payout is $2,500.
Leading up to the 200 weekend, Fonda officials will be actively pursuing lap money and other specialty cash awards with a goal of reaching $100,000 to be distributed to Sunoco Modified racers during the weekend.
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.
Winners of Fonda 200's!
1955 - Junior Johnson (NASCAR Grand National Series)
June 18, 1955 (Fonda 200, NASCAR Grand National Series): Junior Johnson ($1,000), Tim Flock ($650), Lee Petty ($450), Buck Baker ($350), Bob Welborn ($300), Dave Terrell ($250), Harvey Henderson ($200), John McVitty ($150), Dick Hallock ($100), Russ Truelove ($100), Fonty Flock ($75), Jim Reed ($60), Jimmy Lewallen ($50), Gene Simpson ($50), Carl Krueger ($50), Paul Pettit ($50), Al Weber ($50), Gwyn Staley ($50), Eddie Skinner ($50).
1963 - Steve Danish
August 24, 1963: Steve Danish, Jim Luke, Ed Ortiz.
1964 - Bill Wimble
August 15, 1964: Bill Wimble, Ken Shoemaker, Ernie Gahan.
1966 - David Pearson (NASCAR Grand National Series)
July 14, 1966 (NASCAR Grand National Series): David Pearson, Richard Petty, Rene Charland, Roy Hallquist, Buck Baker, James Hylton, JD McDuffie, Clyde Lynn, Wendell Scott, Henley Gray, Blackie Watt, Ray Hill, Nick Rampling, Al White, Elmo Langley, John Sears, Jimmy Helms, Don Biederman, Buddy Baker, Tom Pistone, Roy Tyner, Neil Castles, Jack Lawrence, Bub Strickler, Tiny Lund, JT Putney, Bobby Allison, Lyle Stelter, Ned Jarrett, Sonny Lamphear, Larry Hess.
1967 - Richard Petty (NASCAR Grand National Series)
July 13, 1967 (Fonda 200, NASCAR Grand National Series): Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, GC Spencer, John Sears, James Hylton, JT Putney, Neil Castles, Buck Baker, Clyde Lynn, Bill Seifert, Henley Gray, Bill Ervin, Wendell Scott, Paul Dean Holt, George Poulos, Tiny Lund, Jim Pashcal, Don Birderman, Larry Miller, Wayne Smith, George Davis, Earl Brooks, Elmo Langley, Doug Cooper, Ron Tyner, Ed Negre, Bobby Wawak, Ken Rice, Elmer Gilliam, Dick Johnson.
1968 - Richard Petty (NASCAR Grand National Series)
July 11, 1968 (Fonda 200, NASCAR Grand National Series): Richard Petty, Buddy Baker, Bobby Allison, Bobby Isaac, David Pearson, James Hylton, Elmo Langley, Wendell Scott, Clyde Lynn, Ed Negre, Gene Black, Jabe Thomas, Buck Baker, David Mote, JD McDuffie, John Sears, Earl Brooks, Bill Seifert, Paul Dean Holt, Stan Meserve, Frank Warren, GC Spencer, Roy Tyner, John Winger, Neil Castles.
1969 - Lou Lazzaro
August 23, 1969: Lou Lazzaro, Ken Shoemaker, Jerry Cook.
1970 - Harry Peek
August 15, 1970: Harry Peek, Rene Charland, Don Wayman.
1983 - Charlie Rudolph
October 15, 1983: Charlie Rudolph, Ray Dalmata, Kenny Tremont Jr.
1984 - Jimmy Horton
October 14, 1984: Jimmy Horton, Brett Hearn, Jack Johnson.
1985 - Charlie Rudolph
October 20, 1985: Charlie Rudolph, Dave Lape, Ray Dalmata.
1986 - Jack Johnson
October 18, 1986: Jack Johnson, Mike Romano, Ray Dalmata.
1987 - Kenny Brightbill
October 18, 1987: Kenny Brightbill, Danny Johnson, Jimmy Horton.
1988 - Jack Johnson
October 16, 1988: Jack Johnson, Kevin Collins, Brett Hearn.
1989 - Mike Romano
October 15, 1989: Mike Romano, AJ Romano, Alan Johnson.
1990 - Doug Hoffman
October 14, 1990: Doug Hoffman, Dave Lape, Mike Romano.
1991 - Doug Hoffman
October 13, 1991: Doug Hoffman, Mike Romano, Dave Lape.
1992 - Bob McCreadie
October 18, 1992: Bob McCreadie, Alan Johnson, Jack Johnson.
1993 - Bob McCreadie
October 30, 1993: Bob McCreadie, Jack Johnson, Doug Hoffman.
1994 - Jimmy Horton
October 16, 1994: Jimmy Horton, Danny Johnson, Jeff Heotzler.
1995 - Brett Hearn
October 15, 1995: Brett Hearn, Jack Johnson, Bob McCreadie.
1996 - Rained Out/Cancelled
1997 - Brett Hearn
October 19, 1997: Brett Hearn, Doug Hoffman, Bob McCreadie.
1998 - Brett Hearn
October 18, 1998: Brett Hearn, Jeff Trombley, Jimmy Horton.
1999 - Steve Paine
October 17, 1999: Steve Paine, Danny Johnson, Bobby Varin.
2000 - Kenny Tremont Jr.
October 15, 2000: Kenny Tremont Jr, Danny Johnson, Bob McCreadie.
2001 - Doug Hoffman
October 14, 2001: Doug Hoffman, Bob McCreadie, Billy Decker.
2002 - Brett Hearn
2003 - Rained Out/Cancelled
2004 - Rained Out/Cancelled