13TH ANNUAL HONDO CLASSIC TO BE RUN AT FONDA ON MONDAY, AUGUST 13

By: Ron Szczerba

Fonda, NY – On Monday, August 13 at the Fonda Speedway the pro stocks will share the racing program with the modifieds and street stocks at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway as they pay tribute to one of their own. The Hondo Classic is named for Hondo Carpenter, a popular competitor in the division who lost his life in an ATV accident on July 4, 2005.

The event will also be a King of Dirt (KOD) Series event for the pro stocks.

Each year dozens of supporters of this event contribute to the bonus money that is awarded along with the track purse. According to the competitors, the money is always welcome but the big draw to the event is the bragging rights. The First Annual Hondo Classic was won by Jim Burton in 2006. Nick Stone is a four-time winner of the event in 2007, 2008, 2016, & 2017 while Kenny Gates (2009, 2015) and Pete Broderson (2012, 2014) have two wins apiece. Chip Smith (2010), Rob Yetman (2011), and Kenny Martin, Jr (2013) each have one win along with Burton.

Each year, the organizers Kelley & Kaitlyn Keefe are asked when the last Classic will be and they respond with “as long as there is interest from the racers and support from the sponsors, we will keep it going”. “We still miss Hondo every day. He loved the pro stock division and so do we. I guess that means no end is in sight.”

According to event organizer Kelley Keefe, there are a lot of shirts left over from previous years of the Hondo Classic that will be offered for sale for a $5.00 donation with all proceeds being donated to the ALS Foundation in Honor of Jack Johnson.

13TH ANNUAL HONDO CLASSIC PRIZES & BONUSES

Each driver will receive a welcome bag from The Friends of Hondo Memorial Society and their commemorative t-shirt, which has been donated by GFAB Graphix and The Wheel People Show.  

Also, each driver attempting to qualify will receive $5 from the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour.

Heat Race 1 Winner J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $75.00

Heat Race 1 Winner Stone Motorsports   $25 Gift Certificate

Heat Race 1 2nd Place J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $50.00

Heat Race 1 3rd Place J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $25.00

 

Heat Race 2 Winner J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $75.00

Heat Race 2 Winner Stone Motorsports   $25 Gift Certificate

Heat Race 2 2nd Place J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $50.00

Heat Race 2 3rd Place J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $25.00

 

Heat Race 3 Winner J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $75.00

Heat Race 3 Winner Stone Motorsports   $25 Gift Certificate

Heat Race 3 2nd Place J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $50.00

Heat Race 3 3rd Place J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters $25.00

 

SPECIAL AWARDS

Fastest Lap    Ed Lamberton “Wheel People Show”   $99.00

1st NYSSCA Member   NYSSCA In Memory of Jim Langenback $54.00

2nd NYSSCA Member   NYSSCA In Honor of their 50th Anniversary $50.00

3rd NYSSCA Member   NYSSCA In Honor of their 50th Anniversary $50.00

Hard Charger    Casey Racing      $125.00

Hard Charger    Frank Veeder In memory of Don Warner $97.00

Hard Charger    315 Routhier Racing In Memory of Jim Langenback $50.00

Hard Luck    Melissa Horton Dawson    $25.00

Hard Luck    Casey Racing      $125.00

Hondo’s Lunch – Last Place Finisher Joe Achzet      $25.00

FINISHING POSITION BONUSES

Winner Derak & Christine Covey      $199.00

Winner Irwin & Sons Farm       $125.00

Winner Stone Motorsports       $50 Gift Certificate

Winner Joslin Racing        $20.00

Winner Bobco Racing Video      DVD

Winner Karma Motorsports       Magic Hat #9 Beer

2nd Place Bulldog Concrete       $99.00

2nd Place Stone Motorsports       $25 Gift Certificate

2nd Place Joslin Racing        $20.00

2nd Place Karma Motorsports       Magic Hat #9 Beer

3rd Place Edwards Food Service In Memory of Charlie Fox $100.00

3rd Place 315 Routhier Racing      $50.00

3rd Place Joslin Racing        $20.00

4th Place Crane’s Outdoor Power Equipment – 711 Racing $99.00

4th Place Michelle Sweet In Memory of Charlie Fox   $25.00

4th Place Joslin Racing        $20.00

5th Place Casey Racing        $89.00

5th Place Joslin Racing        $20.00

6th Place Casey Racing        $79.00

6th Place Joslin Racing        $20.00

7th Place Crane’s Outdoor Power Equipment – 711 Racing $69.00

7th Place Joslin Racing        $20.00

8th Place Endress & Hauser       $50.00

8th Place Joslin Racing        $20.00

9th Place Stone Motorsports       $100.00

9th Place Mike Fritz – The Ranch #85     $50.00

9th Place Joslin Racing        $20.00

10th Place Crane’s Outdoor Power Equipment – 711 Racing $49.00

10th Place Joslin Racing        $20.00

11th Place Crane’s Outdoor Power Equipment – 711 Racing $39.00

12th Place Morrison Truck & Auto Repair     $29.00

13th Place Crane’s Outdoor Power Equipment – 711 Racing $29.00

14th Place Crane’s Outdoor Power Equipment – 711 Racing $29.00

15th Place Crane’s Outdoor Power Equipment – 711 Racing $29.00

16th Place Rocky Warner In Memory of Don “Silver Fox” Warner $40.00

17th Place Bobco Racing Video      $9.00

Through Bobco Racing Video      $9.00

28th Place Bobco Racing Video      $9.00

LAP LEADER BONUSES

Lap 1 Leader Mortensen 1M Racing     $20.00

Lap 2 Leader Dave Horning, Jr. & Sr. In Memory of Kim Horning $20.00

Lap 3 Leader Glen Ridge Motorsports Park    $25.00

Lap 3 Leader Dave Horning, Jr. & Sr. In Memory of Corey Dutcher $20.00

Lap 4 Leader Bulldog Concrete      $50.00

Lap 5 Leader Glen Ridge Motorsports Park    $25.00

Lap 6 Leader Glen Ridge Motorsports Park    $25.00

Lap 7 Leader Crane’s Outdoor Power Equipment – 711 Racing $29.00

Lap 8 Leader Leeann Achzet In Memory of Fonda HOF Lee Achzet $81.00

Lap 8 2nd Place Leeann Achzet      $35.00

Lap 9 Leader J&J Racing and INOC DataCenters    $50.00

Lap 10 Leader Truck & Auto Repair     $25.00

Lap 11 Leader Crane’s Outdoor Power Equipment – 711 Racing $29.00

Lap 12 Leader Bulldog Concrete      $50.00

Lap 13 Leader Haslun Racing      $50.00

Lap 13 Leader Super Suds Glenville      $25.00

Lap 14 Leader Shell Inn, Westerlo Gift Certificate    $25.00

Lap 15 Leader Morrison Truck & Auto Repair    $25.00

Lap 16 Leader Kelley Keefe In memory of Brian Goss, Sr. $20.00

Lap 17 Leader Dave Horning, Jr. & Sr. $20.00

Lap 18 Leader Morrison Truck & Auto Repair    $25.00

Lap 19 Leader Final Reward Trophy     $25.00

Lap 19 Leader Tom Czaban       $25.00

Lap 20 Leader Super Suds Glenville      $25.00

Lap 21 Leader Glen Ridge Motorsports Park    $25.00

Lap 22 Leader Mary Panela Berry In Memory of Brian Goss, Jr. & Sr. $20.00

Lap 23 Leader Fox 23 Fast Track Alumni     $23.00

Lap 24 Leader Rick LaGrange In Memory of Danny Ody   $25.00

Lap 25 Leader Kelley Keefe In memory of Brian Goss, Jr. $20.00

Lap 26 Leader Aaron Burton       $26.00

Lap 27 Leader Glen Ridge Motorsports Park    $25.00

Lap 28 Leader Casey Racing       $30.00

Lap 29 Leader King of Dirt Pro Stock Series    $25.00

Lap 29 Leader Shell Inn, Westerlo Gift Certificate    $25.00

 

For more information about the “Track of Champions” you can go to their website www.newfondaspeedway.com