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Written By Editor on 11/26/21 | 11/26/21

By Tom Coughlin

 Here are a few more items to put on your holiday gift list. Fonda Speedway and Utica-Rome Speedway have announced their season ticket packages for 2022. Fonda Speedway is offering grandstand season passes for $270 for adults, $250 for seniors. Pit season passes are $575. Pit license fee is $75 before April 1, 2022. The applications are available from the track website at
 Utica-Rome grandstand season passes are $185 for adults, $165 for seniors. Pit season passes are $475. Pit license fee is $75 before May 1, 2022. The applications are available from the track website at
  Here are a few more dates to fill in your calendar of 2022 racing. 
 Indoor Auto Racing will take place January 7 & 8 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. January 28 & 29 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and March 11 & 12 at the New York State fairgrounds in Syracuse. 
 The Short Track Super Series will open with the Sunshine Swing at the All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Florida. Tuesday, February 8 will kickoff with open practice. Wednesday, February 9 through Saturday, February 12 will offer STSS modifieds and STSS crate 602 sportsman racing each night.
  Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida will host the DIRTcar Nationals beginning on Monday, February 7 through Saturday, February 19. The Super DIRTcar Series modifieds will be on the schedule Monday, February 14 through Saturday, February 19. Other divisions in competition throughout the two week schedule include World of Outlaw sprints and World of Outlaw late models.
 The Elite Series Event number 1 will kickoff at the Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on Thursday, February 24 with an open practice, qualifying on Friday for STSS modifieds & STSS crate 602 sportsman, and Saturday the STSS modifieds will compete in a 50 lap feature for $25,000 and the STSS crate 602 sportsman 25 laps for $2,500.
 The northeast modified season will start on Saturday, March 12 with the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial at the Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Delaware. STSS modifieds will race 49 laps for $10,049 to win and the STSS crate 602 sportsman will compete in a 25 lap feature for $1,549 to win.
Saturday, March 19 the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania will host the Icebreaker with a $5,000 to win 40 lap STSS modified feature and 25 lap STSS crate 602 sportsman $1,500 feature.
Sunday, March 20 Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. will host the Spring Speed Showcase. STSS modifieds will race in a 40 lap feature for $5,000 and the ULMS Super Late Models will be the other division for the program.
 Saturday, August 20 the All-Star 410 sprints will return to Utica-Rome.
 Sunday, September 4 the New Yorker will be held at Utica-Rome. The STSS modifieds will race in a 50 lap feature for $25,000.
 Fonda's annual 200 weekend will be Thursday through Saturday, September 15-17
 The Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylavania will host the Speed Showcase 200 Thursday through Saturday, October 13-15. STSS modifieds, 410 sprints, STSS crate 602 sportsman, and pro stocks are on the schedule.
For some added racing family news  
  JaMike Sowle, driver of the Palmer's Service Center number 76 and Frankilyn Greco were recently united in marriage.
 Bobby Hackel IV is one area driver that put more effort into the STSS in 2021 and has already stated that he will be upping his program in 2022 to include more STSS shows.
 A little information on a couple of racers. Clayton DuMond who competed in the Limited sportsman division in 2021 is looking to move up to the modified division in 2022. A possible schedule will include Utica-Rome Speedway on Friday's and Fonda Speedway on Saturday's.
 A familiar last name, but new driver will make a debut in 2022. Keep your eyes open for Isabele Pangman as she has shown the desire to give slingshot racing a try. 
 Drivers and fans will be happy to know that both Fonda and Utica-Rome will be installing new L.E.D. lighting in 2022.
 The annual Gobbler brought racers down to the Accord Speedway last Saturday. Jeff Strunk earned the modified victory over Danny Creeden, Bobby Hackel IV, Randy Green, Shane Jablonka, and Dannny Johnson. John Lutes Jr. finished 23, while Alissa Cody and Jim Introne Jr. did not qualify for the feature. Justin Comes earned the sportsman feature over Josh Allen and Doug Smith. Bill August finished 13th. and Brock Pinkerous 14th.
 Don't forget Saturday, November 27 is the annual Lost Speedway's presentation at the Saratoga Automobile Museum, with an 11:00 start time.

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