Independence at Fonda: STSS Invades Track of Champions Sunday, July 3 for ‘Firecracker’

Written by Chris Moore

FONDA, NY – Independence Day weekend, Fonda style.

On Sunday, July 3, the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco visits Fonda Speedway for the first of two appearances at the Track of Champions during the 2022 season.

The fourth annual ‘Firecracker 50’ will pay the STSS big-block/small-block Modified winner $10,000-plus for the holiday weekend victory.

The annual Fourth of July celebratory affair serves as Round No. 6 of the 10-race River Valley Builders North Region $15,000 championship chase.

Fonda Speedway hosts its fifth STSS Modified event, with the 2021 ‘Fonda 200’ joining the three previous editions of the ‘Firecracker 50’ in STSS history at Fonda.

Sprakers, N.Y.’s Stewart Friesen is undefeated in STSS competition at Fonda Speedway, claiming all three ‘Firecracker 50’ events plus the $53,000-to-win ‘Fonda 200’ last September.

In total, a purse of more than $33,000 is on the line, with bonuses and contingency awards still to be added to the event.

The STSS Crate 602 Sportsman will join the program, racing for a $2,000 top prize and $125 to take the green in the 30-lap feature event.

The Fonda Speedway visit will serve as Round No. 4 of the Precision Hydraulic & Oil Crate 602 Sportsman North Region.

Complete race information has been posted on the STSS website:

A huge fireworks display completes the program.

The entire night of racing, along with every STSS race in 2022, will be broadcast LIVE on FloRacing (

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 To learn more, call the office at 518.915.4395, like Fonda Speedway on Facebook or follow the speedway on Twitter: @thefondaspdwy.

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

The Short Track Super Series is presented by American Racer/Lias Tire, Sunoco Race Fuel, Insinger Performance, FloSports, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Halmar International, River Valley Builders, Hurlock Auto & Speed, Velocita-USA, St. Lawrence Radiology, Design for Vision & Sunglass Central, Belmont’s Garage, Precision Hydraulic & Oil, Prime MAC Tools, F.X. Caprara Car Companies, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, Beyea Custom Headers, Bicknell Racing Products, Dirt Track Digest, EIBACH, Elite Welder Testing & Training, Flach Performance Products, Henry’s Exhaust, Hig Fab, Penske Racing Shocks, Schultz Racing Fuel Cells, Spyder Filters, Superior Remodeling, Teo-Pro Car, VAHLCO, Wegner Automotive & Wilwood.