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Firecracker: Short Track Super Series Set for Fonda Speedway Wednesday, July 3
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6/23/2024

6/23/2024

Short Track Super Series


Firecracker: Short Track Super Series Set for Fonda Speedway Wednesday, July 3

Written by Chris Moore

FONDA, NY – Firecracker.

The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco makes its first of two stops at the historic Fonda Speedway to kick off a bustling month of July.

The ‘Track of Champions’ hosts the sixth annual ‘Firecracker 50,’ a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win feature event for the STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds.
This year’s ‘Firecracker 50’ will play the part of Round No. 4 of the River Valley Builders North Region and Round No. 9 of the Ollie’s Overall title fight.

The event began in 2019, when BD Motorsports Media LLC took the reigns of the uniquely shaped half-mile oval in Central New York.

The 2019 event is still the most memorable one to date, as Sprakers, N.Y.’s Stewart Friesen passed Savannah, N.Y.’s Matt Sheppard coming out of the final corner to take the victory. Friesen rebounded from a flat tire 18 laps into the event, coming from the rear to take the victory.

Friesen, the modern-day kingpin at the Track of Champions, went on to rattle off the first four ‘Firecracker 50’ events.

The Sprakers, N.Y., native topped the likes of Larry Wight (2020), Billy Decker (2021), and Sheppard (2022) again on his way to the four consecutive victories.
Sheppard flipped the script in 2023 however, upending Friesen on his way to the $10,000 triumph.

The STSS heads back to Fonda Speedway in September for the biggest payday of the calendar year for the STSS Modifieds.

The ‘Fonda 200’ takes place Thurs.-Sat. Sept. 12-14 for the annual 200-lap, $53,000-to-win feature in the historic event.

Since 1953, the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway has hosted the best in stock car racing. 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 or follow the speedway on Twitter and Instagram: @thefondaspdwy.

To learn more about the Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, check out ‘Short Track Super Series’ on Facebook, @ShortTrack_SS on Twitter or @ShortTrackSS on Instagram.

The Short Track Super Series is presented by Bob Hilbert Sportswear, FloRacing, American Racer, Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuels, BDR Speed, NJ Quality Drywall, River Valley Builders, Ollie’s, Penske Racing Shocks, Saint Lawrence Radiology, Capitol Custom Trailers & Coaches, Bicknell Racing Products, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Madsen Overhead Doors, Belmont’s Garage, Wegner Automotive, DIG Race Products, ATL, Dirt Draft, Swagger Factory Apparel, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Algonkin Motel LLC, Beyea Custom Headers, Design for Vision, Sunglass Central, Dirt Track Digest TV, DKM Fabrication, EIBACH, Fastline Performance, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Headers & Exhaust Systems, JK Signworks, JLR Technologies, Dave Prime Jr. MAC Tools, PEM Engineering, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Superior Remodeling, TV 12 Racing Products, VAHLCO Wheels & Wilwood Disc Brakes.

PAST EVENT WINNERS: FIRECRACKER 50

July 17, 2023 – MATT SHEPPARD – Stewart Friesen – Alex Yankowski – Matt DeLorenzo – Mat Williamson

July 3, 2022 – STEWART FRIESEN – Matt Sheppard – Mat Williamson – Danny Creeden – Rocky Warner

July 4, 2021 – STEWART FRIESEN – Billy Decker – Matt Sheppard – Mat Williamson – Mike Gular

July 5, 2020 – STEWART FRIESEN – Larry Wight – Mike Maresca – Adam McAuliffe – Jessica Friesen

July 3, 2019 – STEWART FRIESEN – Matt Sheppard – Erick Rudolph – Anthony Perrego – Rocky Warner

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