Newsmaker of the Week // Brett Deyo

In his twelve years as a racing businessman, Brett Deyo has distinguished himself as an accessible, energetic and innovative promoter.

Since taking over the reigns at Fonda (NY) Speedway, Deyo has sought to rebuild a once fine Fairgrounds oval that had fallen on tough tines. Without yet having turned a wheel, Deyo propelled Fonda into the headlines this past week when he announced that a resurrected Fonda 200 Modified race, set for late September, would pay $53,000 to its winner. Drivers loved it, rival regional promoters are on edge.

Brett Deyo made the racing world stop dead in its tracks in the middle of winter over a race over nine months away.

Only a Newsmaker can command such attention!