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Fonda Speedway cancels racing card

Monday, May 05, 2014 - Updated: 7:08 AM

FONDA -- Saturday, Fonda Speedway was forced to cancel its racing program for the second week in a row due to adverse weather conditions.

The track's Facebook page and website stated, "We tried," and promoter Matt DeLorenzo and his staff didn't make the decision to cancel racing until shortly after 6 p.m., when heavy rain started falling and got in the way of the track equipment getting the surface ready for the night's program.

The Track of Champions will return to action this Saturday night on Kids Night at Fonda Speedway, which will have kiddie rides, free face-painting and a giveaway for both a boys and girls bicycle. In celebration of Mother's Day, all mothers will receive $2 off general admission price.

Holmes picks up win at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- More than two years after going through brain surgery, J.B. Holmes is a winner again on the PGA Tour.

Holmes made it harder than he needed to on the final hole at Quail Hollow until rapping in a 3-foot bogey putt for a 1-under 71 and a one-shot victory over Jim Furyk in the Wells Fargo Championship. Furyk finished his Sunday-best 65 some two hours earlier.

Jason Bohn had the best chance to catch Holmes. He was one shot behind when he pulled a 4-iron into the water on the par-3 17th, making double bogey. Phil Mickelson never had a chance, missing four putts from the 4-foot range and closing with a 76 to finish out of the top 10.

The victory capped a remarkable turnaround for Holmes, who won for the third time in his career.

He was diagnosed in 2011 with structural defects in the cerebellum known as Chiara malformations, and he had surgery twice -- once to remove a piece of his skull that he still keeps at home, another because of an allergic reaction to the adhesive on the titanium plate at the base of his skull.

Then, he injured his elbow by hitting too many balls in an attempt to return from the brain surgery. He didn't bother having surgery on his elbow until last year, when he was sidelined by a broken ankle and couldn't play, anyway.

     

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