RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ Eight weeks into the 2016 season, Ransomville Speedway continues to be perfect with the weather. Last Friday night, the half mile oval drew another large crowd in the grandstands and a pit full of race cars. The nights activities were sponsored by Localedge, Scott Joy Trucking and Snyder Industries.

In the 30 lap Krown Undercoating 358 Modified feature, Chad Brachmann of Sanborn, NY won for the first time in 2016. With the victory, Brachmann stopped an unlucky streak of bad luck. The veteran took the lead when then leader Ryan Susice of Ransomville, broke on lap twenty retiring to the infield after taking over the lead on lap eleven. Brachmann and Phil Vigneri III both battled in the early stages for the top spot with Vigneri holding the preferred lane. Vigneri would take over the lead on lap three. On lap seven, the division points leader Erick Rudolph came to a stop on the front chute with a left rear tire going flat. He would then head to the pits for the change. Susice was now into third, behind Vigneri and Brachmann.

On a lap eleven restart, Vigneri chose the outside lane. Sudden disaster struck for the leader as he headed pitside with mechanical issues. Brachmann inherited the lead for a few laps prior to losing it to the defending points champion Ryan Susice. On a lap fifteen caution, it was noticeable that Susice was having rear end issues. He would soon retire for the night, giving the lead back to Brachmann. Pete Bicknell of St. Catharines, Ontario was now in second behind Brachmann. Tommy Flannigan, also of St. Catharines would soon pass Bicknell for second. He would finish 1. 869 seconds behind Brachmann at the finish. After his flat tire on lap seven, Erick Rudolph of Ransomville would come back to finish third. Rudolph will continue on to be the points leader going into this weeks action. Bicknell would finish fourth.

Fifth was Jeff McGinnis of Ransomville who was one of the fastest on the track when the checkered flag flew. Scott George of Wilson, NY was sixth and Scott Kerwin of Newfane, NY was seventh. Steve Schumacher of North Tonawanda, NY was eighth. Kenny Wills of Ransomville was ninth. Nick Joy of Medina, NY rounded out the top ten.

Heat race winners were Brachmann, Rudolph and Susice.

Matt Farnham of Tonawanda, NY won his second twenty-five lap Investors Service Company Sportsman main of the 2016 season. Farnham not only took the feature win, he took back the points lead. Matt would take the lead after a lap twelve restart from James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY. Farnham would quickly go out to a 1.8 second lead. When the checkered flew it was nearly five second advantage. Farnham is one of the youngest drivers in the class and has been impressive all season long.

Chris Burek of Wilson was third. Derrick Borkenhagen of Ransomville was fourth. Kevin Wills also of Ransomville was fifth. Brett Martin of Lockport, NY was sixth. Ransomvilles Jim Harbison was seventh. Jesse Cotriss of Medina was eighth. Don Spatarico of Ransomville was ninth. Mike Williams of the Tuscarora Nation, NY was tenth.

Heat race winners were Steve Lewis Jr, Henry and Farnham.

Jaren Israel of Wilson, NY won his first of the season in the twenty lap Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks. A late race battle between Israel, Billy Bleich Jr and Ryan Hoolihan kept fans on the edge of their seats as this division continues to provide excellent racing. The end result was Israel winning the battle over Bleich Jr of Port Robinson, Ontario. I have to thank my crew and Pete Stefanski, commented Israel in victory lane. Weve been battling this car for the first part of the season. It was working good tonight. Hoolihan of Sanborn, NY finished third. Defending points champion Brandon Sherwood of Sanborn was fourth. Kyle Wendt of Ransomville was fifth. Pat Dell of Niagara Falls, NY was sixth. Roger Israel of Wilson was seventh. Mike Short of Tonawanda was eighth. Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY was ninth and Brian Monahan of was tenth.

Heat race winners were Jaren Israel and Joey Zimmerman of Wilson.

In the 12 lap Gippsters Collision feature, Steve Matson of Ransomville won his first of the 2016 season, taking the lead on a lap nine restart from Mike Pahl of Lockport, who had led from the drop of the green flag. Pahl would hold on for second. Mike Kramarz was third while Ashley Harbison of Ransomville was fourth. Points leader Cole Susice, also of Ransomville was fifth. Ryan Plante was sixth. Anthony Hermanson of Niagara Falls, NY was seventh. Brendon OKeefe was eighth. Ransomvilles Chad Lederhouse was ninth. Chuck Cala rounded out the top ten.

Heat race winners were Matson and Mike Kramarz.

In the 15 lap Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman, Anthony Muscato of Lockport became the first two-time Van Raine Construction winner of the 2016 season.

Jonathan Reid of Lockport was an early race challenger to Muscato but would suffer mechanical issues and head pitside. Justin McKay of Tonawanda, NY finished second. Third was Darrell Borkenhagen of Sanborn, NY. Justin Gorhan of Ransomville was fourth. AJ Custodi of Lewiston was fifth. Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY was sixth. Garrison Krentz of Tonawanda was seventh. Bryan Harris of eighth. Reid was ninth. Tenth was Carl Inman of Eden, NY.

Heat race winners were Jonathan Reid and Justin McKay.

This Friday night, Krown Undercoating of Ransomville and Farmers Insurance of Lockport present a full car of racing along with a 4/6 cylinder Enduro and a GIGANTIC FIREWORKS DISPLAY. Pit gates will open at 5pm. The grandstands will open at 6pm.



KROWN UNDERCOATING 358 MODIFIEDS: CHAD BRACHMANN, Tommy Flannigan, Erick Rudolph, Pete Bicknell, Jeff McGinnis, Scott George, Scott Kerwin, Steve Schumacher, Kenny Wills, Nick Joy, Allan Wills, Rick Richner, John Smith, Jim Zimmerman, Ryan Susice, Phil Vigneri III, Russ Zimmerman, Robbie Krull. Heat Winners: Chad Brachmann, Erick Rudolph, Ryan Susice.

INVESTORS SERVICE COMPANY SPORTSMAN: MATT FARNHAM, James Henry, Derrick Borkenhagen, Kevin Wills, Brett Martin, Jim Harbison, Jesse Cottris, Don Spatarico, Mike Williams, Noah Walker, Brett Senek, Steve Lewis Jr, Austin Susice, Mark Potter, Greg Martin, Dan Michaud, Andy Smith, Kyle Inman, Dave DiPietro. Heat Winners: Steve Lewis Jr, James Henry, Matt Farnham.

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS: JAREN ISRAEL, Billy Bleich Jr, Ryan Hoolihan, Brandon Sherwood, Kyle Wendt, Pat Dell, Roger Israel, Mike Short, Cory Sawyer, Brian Monahan, Joey Zimmerman, Austin Hauser, Randy Zimmerman, Matt Tracey, Scott Soos, Chris Dziomba, Nate Zimmerman. Heat Winners: Joey Zimmerman, Jaren Israel.

GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR CYLINDERS: STEVE MATSON, Mike Pahl, Mike Kramarz, Ashley Harbison, Cole Susice, Ryan Plante, Anthony Hermanson, Brendan OKeefe, Chad Lederhouse, Chuck Cala, Chris Leone, Rob Barry, Matt Hornquist, Pat OKeefe, Ken Dillon, Arthur Santangelo, Kyle Doty, Anthony Guthrie, Dave Dussault. Heat Winners: Mike Kramarz, Steve Matson.

VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN: ANTHONY MUSCATO, Justin McKay, Darrell Borkenhagen, Dustin Gorhan, AJ Custodi, Andrew Spurback, Garrison Krentz, Bryan harris, Jonathan Reid, Carl Inman, Orval Harris, Robbie Johnston, Chase Johnston, Chase Matteson, Cliff Gregg. Heat Winners: Jonathan Reid, Justin McKay.



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RUSH Late Models!  -  Friday July 15th, 2016





The sport is made up of families - second and even third generations fill the pit area both locally and beyond. Nick Joy is one of these second generation drivers. Having the support of his family and close friends, Nick is currently in his fourth season in the Krown Undercoating 358 Modified division and tenth year in short track racing. Nick grew up watching his dad, Scott drive a DIRTcar Sportsman. Nick would also drive in the Sportsman class before moving up to the head-lining Modifieds.

While hes still looking for that first Krown Undercoating 358 Modified feature win, Nick has enjoyed success this year - having led several laps of the thirty circuit main a few weeks back. One would expect a few to feel nervous when leading a field as star studded as Ransomville's. With veterans Pete Bicknell, Chad Brachmann, Scott Kerwin, and more competing weekly along with young DIRT stars Erick Rudolph and Ryan Susice - winning here would be a huge goal to reach.

In leading the feature a couple of weeks ago, Nick admitted to being a little nervous. Were out there just trying to win, said Nick. I dont want nervous when Im leading a race. Nick admits that hes just trying to stay out of trouble on the race track. Ive had some issues happen on the race track, said Nick, who is looking for the good luck to start. Weve had problems with our brake rotors.

Coming into tonights race program, Nick is mid-pack in Krown Undercoating 358 Modified points.

Nick is just 25 years old and has a long career ahead of him at Ransomville Speedway. Nick is just looking for that break that will propel him into that first victory.

Helping out on Nicks ride for the 2016 season is Scott, his dad, Adam, Skip and Andy.

Along with Scott Joy Trucking, sponsoring Nicks 358 Modified is Art Hill Excavating






Thursday, June 23rd - It was another gorgeous Thursday night in Western New York as fifty-six Go-kart drivers signed in for competition. Once again the Novice class is showing how bright the future of racing is at the Little R as twelve competitors were on hand. Taking home his first feature win of the season was Brayden Bills of Ransomville. Bills led all ten circuits in the first Novice main. Leximarie Healy, Reese Rutherford, and Anthony Pearson rounded out the field. The second ten lap Novice main was won by Tyler Foster - his second of the season. Foster also led all ten laps. Mason Hanel, Jolene Coffey, and Tyler Moden filled the field. The final ten lap Novice feature win went to Ryan Winters. In just his second Go-kart start - the second generation driver would prove the racing talent runs deep in the family. Winters led all ten laps to the checker followed by Riley Bloomingdale, Own Zeliff, and Rylee Rutherford.

The Slack Karts Junior I feature win went to Brayden James. James entered his final event for the Junior I ranks as he will move up to the Jeffery Machine Junior II class at our next event. James led all fifteen laps. Anthony Pollow, Abby Castile, and Wyatt McGinnis rounded out the field.

The Jeffery Machine Junior II divison is currently being dominated by Jacob Bansmer. Bansmer won his fifth out of sixth event last Thursday, leading all fifteen circuits. With Bansmer in control, the race would be hot and heavy for the runner up position with Greenley George hanging on at the checker. Paul Lassman, Bo Wrate, Jayme Stone, Brenden Wallace, and Austin Zimmerman rounded out the class.

The Junior III main event had a total of eleven competitors take the initial green. Dalton Slack led the first ten circuits prior to giving up the point position to Kyle Phillips. Phillips would lead the remaining five laps to take anther win aboard his #21 machine. Matt Krull, Dylan Duhow, Michael Carmer, Jordan Moden, Kyle Joseph, Alexis Bolam, Austin Wilson, Randy Giroux, and Keirstan Farina rounded out the field.

In the Tim Phillips Garage Senior Lite division it was Kayla Joseph collecting her first win of the season. Joseph has been very strong this season and showed it Thursday night as she led tthe entire fifteen laps. Jeff Anstett and Josh Hansen put on a great show for second with Anstett hanging onto the position at the checker. Hansen would be third followed by Gary Gow III, TIm Richmond, Elias Johnson, Robert Henning, Alyssa Mullen, Jessica Thursam, Jeff Chapman, Eric Veihdeffer, and David Henning.

In the Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy class the win would go to James Moll. Moll took the lead away from Matt Veihdeffer on lap fourteen of the fifteen lap event to claim his second win of the season. Veihdeffer held on for second followed by Jeff Chapman, Jeff Anstett, Josh Hansen, Andrew Srock, Ashley Daul, Zachery Moden, and Bobby Hanel

A reminder - we are off Thursday, June 30th for the mid season break








June 20th, 2015 DIRTcar Memo:

15.3 Exhaust Muffler and Sound Devices
A.) Each car must have one (1) unaltered muffler per exhaust.
B.) The exhaust must exit past the driver and the exhaust must flow toward the rear of the
car in an upward manner away from the racing surface. Exhaust systems that face the
outside of the car will not be permitted.
C.) Each muffler must have a tail pipe that is a minimum of 10-inches long when measured
off the rear edge of the muffler.
D.) Cross-over and/or the joining of exhaust systems from side-to-side will not be permitted.
E.) Any manufacturer of exhaust header is permitted, but the header material must be
magnetic steel and/or stainless steel.
F.) The permitted mufflers include: Dynomax part number: 17224, 17539 and 17628;
Extreme Muffler part number(s): 31530, 31535, 31230, 31235, 30830 or 30835; Beyea
part number(s): MUF3DM and MUF3.5DM; Henrys DMMS4




15.0-C DIRTcar Sportsman Modified
15.3 Exhaust - Muffler and Sound Reduction Devices
A.) Schoenfeld headers, model number: 1122b, 1122bcm, 4122b and 3122b will be
permitted. Beyea headers Part # NEDM602 will also be allowed. The exhaust headers
must not exceed 1-5/8 in outside diameter. Tri-Y, step headers, stainless steel, coated,
ceramic and/or otherwise, and/or merge collectors will not be permitted.
B.) The permitted mufflers include: Dynomax part number: 17223 and 17296; Extreme
Muffler part number(s): 31530 and 31230; Beyea part number(s): MUF3DM; Henrys DMMS3





The following is a summary of rule amendment(s) and revisions to the 2016 DIRTcar Racing rule book. Refer to the published 2016 book for complete rules.

Please note: this document is intended to circulate the changed portions of the complete rules effective the date above.

15.0-C DIRTcar Sportsman Modified

15.1.3 Carburetor / Air Cleaner

G.) Only a single conventional round type air cleaner housing will be permitted. Ram air and or air boxes will not be permitted. The air cleaner must remain in place when the hood is removed. A flat piece of metal may be added and securely fastened to AND LEVEL WITH the hood following the contour of the hood scoop to act as a dust shield. The metal attachment can follow the contour of the air cleaner and is not to go past the centerline of the carburetor. There cannot be any metal attached to the air cleaner. Air cleaner must be centered on carburetor