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Mike Mahaney Holds Off Stewart Friesen For Wild, Emotional First-Career Super DIRTcar Series Win

BY BOBBY SWEENEY - SEPTEMBER 26, 2021 - MALTA, NY – Mike Mahaney has been on the podium with the Super DIRTcar Series frequently, racking up second and third place finishes over and over. The top step of that podium has eluded Mahaney for years until tonight, where Mahaney claimed victory over Stewart Friesen in an instant classic battle in Albany-Saratoga Speedway’s 100-lap event. Mahaney secured the lead in the first few laps of the event after a brief fight with polesitter Tim Sears Jr. As Mahaney chugged along up top, putting some distance between himself and Sears, Anthony Perrego was on the move. After starting ninth, Perrego cracked the top five early and reached third by lap 20. Up front, Mahaney...

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Mike Mahaney Earns 2nd Win Of Season At Fonda

JUNE 13, 2021 - FONDA, NY – Two weeks ago during the Twin 22 lap events at Fonda, Mike Mahaney was involved in a wreck that demolished his Adirondack Auto #35. On Saturday evening at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway he used the repaired race car to win his second feature of the season and the fifth of his career at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds facility. “A couple of weeks ago this car was demolished here at Fonda,” Mahaney said in the Fuccillo Autoplex of Nelliston Mike Cole Memorial victory lane. “Thanks to my crew and everyone who helped get it back together”.

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Mike Mahaney Breaks Through At Fonda

MAY 23, 2021 - FONDA, NY – On Saturday evening at the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway, Mike Mahaney won for the fourth time in his career, but for the first time on a regular Saturday evening racing program. Mahaney’s first win at Fonda came back on 4/7/2012 on opening day in the $4,000 to win “Ice Jam” event. The #21 car that he was driving at that time was sponsored by the family-owned Woodside Farms, but nobody really knew who Mahaney was as he said in victory lane on that day “nobody knows who I am, we just came here today to try out our Finger Lakes motor”. Turns out that Mike is the son of former competitor Jim...

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Mike Mahaney Charges To Victory At Albany-Saratoga

MAY 1, 2021 - MALTA, NY – On a night that was better suited for playing pond hockey, Mike Mahaney and Billy Decker cranked the entertainment meter up to high, with Mahaney holding off “The Franklin Flyer” to record his first modified win of the season in the 35-lap feature at Albany-Saratoga Speedway Friday night. Mahaney, the 2020 track champion at Malta, came from his 12th starting position in the bulky 33-car field, and used a restart on lap 27 to take the lead away Peter Britten, who had set the pace since lap six. One lap later, Decker, who had started 20th, took over the No. 2 spot, setting up the wild finish.

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A CHAMPION ADDED: MIKE MAHANEY CALLS FONDA SPEEDWAY SATURDAY HOME IN 2021

Written by Chris Moore FONDA, NY – The Track of Champions will be adding another Modified point title winner to the list of weekly entrants at the historic facility. Mike Mahaney plans to make the two-and-a-half-hour tow from his Elizabethtown, N.Y., base to Fonda Speedway every Saturday in 2021. “Fonda is a lot of fun to race; it’s a very racy track that is challenging as well,” Mahaney said. “It’s also one of the closer tracks to our shop, so we felt like choosing Fonda weekly would be a great option for us.” Mahaney’s ‘21 has gotten off to a red-hot start especially on the Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco tour. Mahaney finished second...

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