Finally, it’s time for area stock car racers to start their engines and race.
After a delay of nearly two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, Albany-Saratoga Speedway and Fonda Speedway open for racing this weekend.
Albany-Saratoga starts Friday starting at 7 p.m. All of the track’s regular divisions (modified, sportsman, limited sportsman, pro stocks, street stocks and four-cylinders) will be running regular distance features.
Fonda will have racing Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, the Swagger Factory Apparel Crate 602 Sportsman will be competing in a 25-lap, $1,000 to win feature event, while the Algonkin Motel Pro Stocks will compete in a 20-lap, $800 to win event. The Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds will also compete in heats and feature events. Gates open at 3 p.m., with hot laps at 6 and racing at 7:
On Sunday, the Sunoco Modifieds will compete in a 30-lap event paying $2,400 to win. Also on the racing card will be the Robert’s Towing & Recovery Street Stocks in a 15-lap $200 to win feature event, the Montgomery County Office for Aging Inc. Limited Sportsman 15-lap event and the Four Cylinder Cruisers will compete in a 15-lap event with single and dual cam winners being recognized. Gates open at 3 p.m., with hot laps at 6 and racing at 6:30.
Fans won’t be allowed to attend either track. The races will be streamed by Dirt Track Digest TV (www.dirttrackdigest.tv).