RACING AROUND: Point chase at Fonda heating up

It’s a little hard to believe that the school year is just about over and that the Fonda Speedway schedule is at the midway-point.

Stewart Friesen has won the majority of the modified features so far this season, visiting Victory Lane six out of the seven times he has been at the speedway this season.

However, he is not the mid-way points leader. That honor goes to Josh Hohenforst.

Hohenforst has been a steady top 10 finisher each week but has not parked his modified in Victory Lane yet.

Craig Hanson has also been steady and up until this week was in second behind Hohenforst, but a 15th-place finish last week after having mechanical issues dropped him to fourth and moving Jack Lehner and Rocky Warner up to second and third.

Lehner now trails Hohenforst by 15 points 483-468 and leads Warner by a single point with Hanson six points behind Warner.

Cody Clark and defending 602 crate sportsman champion Chad Edwards are locked in a tight battle at the top of the standings.

Clark has won the last two weeks and has moved to the top of the standings five points ahead of Edwards, who won back-to-back features earlier this season, 503-498.

Clark had to wait until earlier this week to find out if his win Saturday was official as a protest was filed against his engine.

The engine was pulled after the race Saturday, sent to Hunt’s Machine in Schenectady and checked out,

With representatives of both teams present, the engine was found to be in full compliance with GM specifications and he was finally awarded the victory.

Mark Mortensen and Tim Hartman Jr. are separated by a single point, 419-418 in a distant battle for third.

Nick Stone and Kenny Gates fill the top two spots in the Pro Stock standings with 546 and 502 points, respectively.

Carter Gibbons leads Clayton DuMond and Jeremy Tyrrell in the Limited Sportsman division. Gibbons has 427 points, while DuMond had 506 and Tyrrell has 502.

Slappy White holds a six-point lead over Ken Hollenbeck, 544-538, while Kerrie Hollenbeck is third overall with 512 and second to White in the DOHC standings. Ken Hollenbeck is in command of the SOHC standings.

Horsepower 100 rescheduled

Rain Tuesday afternoon forced the postponement of the Horsepower 100 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway.

The $7,500-to-win event for big-block DIRTcar modifieds has been rescheduled for July 13.

The Ridge hosting DIRTcar series event

Glen Ridge Motorsports Park will be in action Sunday night with the DIRTcar Racing 602 Crate Sportsman Eastern Region Series headlining the evening race card.

Andrew Buff will be looking for his second 50-lap feature win in as many weeks at The Ridge after taking home the victory last Sunday in the 50-lap Jerry Buff Classic held in memory of his grandfather.

Sprint cars return to Fonda

The Patriot Sprint Tour 360 Sprint Cars will make their way to the Track of Champions Saturday night for the $3,000 to win Earl Halaquist Memorial.

Adult grandstand admission for the special event will be $15, while the infield drive-in will be open $70 for up to four passes. Pre-registration is required for the infield drive-in.

The Fonda Speedway Kid’s Club will also be holding their annual bicycle giveaway Saturday night.

Race teams or anyone else is interested in providing a bicycle for the giveaway can contact Ashley Abeling on Facebook or just bring a bicycle with you to the track on Saturday.

By Paul Wager