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Stock car racing: Lape, beginning 49th season at Fonda, still passionate about racing

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Remember these numbers: 49 and 99. The first is significant; the second, not so much. When Dave Lape pulls into the pits at Fonda Speedway Saturday afternoon, when the Track of Champions kicks off its season with “Ice Jam,” it will mark Lape’s 49th year of racing at Fonda. Think about that — 49 years. Not many things last for 49 years, espec­ially if there’s an option to leave, like Lape has always had. But ...

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