Fonda, New York – The Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway Race of Champions dirt Modified Series event originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 14th has been moved to Wednesday, August 3rd and it will be run as the 2nd Annual Jack Johnson Night at the “Track of Champions” on Wednesday, August 3rd. The 50-lap feature will pay $5,000 to the winner, which Stewart Friesen captured last year. This also signifies the Race of Champions return to the speedway, which hosted the first ever Race of Champions dirt Modified Series race in 2005.
“This a great step for our program,” stated Joe Skotnicki of the Race of Champions. “We recognize the importance of scheduling the right events and placing them on the proper date on the calendar. Pete Demitraszek is working extremely hard to give fans a great season at Fonda, but we all know this will be circled on every race fans calendar. Jack Johnson is the definition of a an all-time great dirt modified racer and we are truly honored to be a part of his night at one of the most historic dirt tracks in North America.”
The Race of Champions dirt Modified Series held its very first race at Fonda Speedway on April 9, 2005 and Bobby Varin of Sharon Springs, N.Y., stood in victory lane at the end of that race.
“We have worked on the right date for the Race of Champions event and this was it,” offered Fonda Speedway promoter, Pete Demitraszek. “The Race of Champions will add the right mix to a great night for us here at Fonda. Jack Johnson played a vital role in the history of Fonda Speedway and to this day as based on last year’s tremendous turnout he still has a great following and we look forward to seeing those fans here on Wednesday, August the 3rd.”
The King of Dirt Pro Stock Series will fill out the card on Jack Johnson night at Fonda with the Race of Champions dirt Modified Series “Jumpin’ Jack 50”.
The Race of Champions is a sanctioning body presenting Modified and Stock Car racing on asphalt and dirt surfaces throughout the Northeast, with events in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The 66th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2016 and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.
-Race of Champions Press Release