Racing Around: Dumond, Sutliff get first Sportsman victories; Friesen wins 84th modified feature

Racing Around: Dumond, Sutliff get first Sportsman victories; Friesen wins 84th modified feature

By JAMES A. ELLISFONDA — On a night when Stewart Friesen picked up his 84th career modified feature win, Clayton Dumond and Wesley Sutliff picked up their first career Sportsman victories Saturday night at Fonda Speedway.Dumond, who was involved in a multi-car accident in warm-ups, recovered to hold off Cody Clark for his first career 25-lap Crate 602 Sportsman feature win.Sutliff backed up his first heat race victory of the season by leading the Limited Sportsman feature from green to checkers for his first career feature win.Ivan Joslin returned to Victory Lane for the first time since 2019 with a…
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Racing Around: Heywood, Schilling get first modified feature wins at Fonda

Racing Around: Heywood, Schilling get first modified feature wins at Fonda

By JAMES A. ELLISFONDA — The Twin 20 modified features produced a pair of first-time winners Saturday night at Fonda Speedway.Nick Heywood and David Schilling sprinted to the front of the pack to notch their career modified feature wins on Recovery Room Sports Grill Fan Favorite Night at the Track of Champions.“This is amazing. A lot of people stuck behind me when they probably shouldn’t have and I really appreciate those people,” Schilling said in Victory Lane. “I didn’t know if this day would ever come. We have run so many races here and were never good enough to win.…
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Racing Around: Big night for Friesen family, autism awareness at Fonda

Racing Around: Big night for Friesen family, autism awareness at Fonda

By JAMES A. ELLISFONDA — After hosting a Tailgate for a Cause chicken barbecue and festivities at the Fonda Fairgrounds for Aim Autism and Crossroads Center for Children, the Friesen family capped off the special night with a solid on-track performance.Jessica Friesen turned in a strong fourth-place finish and after an early-race setback, Stewart Friesen fought his way from the back of the pack to pick up the 30-lap, $4,000-to-win F.X. Caprara Car Companies Thunder on the Thruway Series modified victory on Aim Autism and One Zee Tees Autism Awareness Night Saturday at Fonda Speedway.“I can’t thank the Halmar Team…
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Racing Around: First-time feature winners Gleason, Morrison, Rowback in Fonda spotlight

Racing Around: First-time feature winners Gleason, Morrison, Rowback in Fonda spotlight

By JAMES A. ELLISFONDA — It was a big night for first-time winners Saturday at Fonda Speedway.Brian Gleason, Jason Morrison and Bob Rowback all recorded their first career feature wins on A-Verdi Storage Containers night at the Track of Champions.Gleason passed and held off Ronnie Johnson for his first modified feature win, while Jason Morrison led the final 15 laps of the pro stock feature for his initial victory and Rowback led from green to checkers, holding off Kyle Dingman for his first career limited sportsman feature win at Fonda Speedway.Chad Edwards used a late-race restart to get in front…
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Racing Around: Hanson finds groove on top, wins modified at Fonda

Racing Around: Hanson finds groove on top, wins modified at Fonda

By James A. Ellis FONDA – Winning a feature at Fonda Speedway is always special. Winning it on one of your primary sponsor’s nights at the track just makes it a little more exhilarating. Craig Hanson survived an opening lap jingle to charge through the field for his second 30-lap modified feature victory of the season on Bill Lake Modular Homes Fan Appreciation Night Saturday at Fonda Speedway. “I got into Dave Constantino. He checked up and got me early,” Hanson said in Victory Lane. “We fell back and I was trying to find a rhythm then Bobby [Varin] showed…
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Racing Around: Friesen beats Drellos, Hanson in 5-lap shoot-out after caution

Racing Around: Friesen beats Drellos, Hanson in 5-lap shoot-out after caution

By JAMES A. ELLISFONDA — Craig Hanson was looking for lightning to strike again in the opening race of the Thunder on the Thruway Series at Fonda Speedway.With Hanson picking his way through lapped traffic and holding about a 10-car-length lead over Stewart Friesen, the caution flew, setting up a five-lap shoot-out for the victory.Friesen nosed ahead on the restart and shut the door on Hanson coming off turn four to pick up his second win of the season and collect the $4,000 winner’s paycheck Saturday night at Fonda Speedway.“Probably not the most popular win tonight, but we will take…
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