The Steel City Outlaw Tim Schaffer Wins Big R Outlaw Shootout at Ransomville
- Matt Farnham Takes Sportsman Feature-

RANSOMVILLE, NY (October 16, 2017) Tim Schaffer from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania was victorious in the Big R Outlaw Shootout presented by Budweiser for the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Cars at the Ransomville Speedway on Monday night. For The Steel City Outlaw, it was his second A-Main victory of the season on the 2017 tour for the Greatest Show on Dirt. Matt Farnham from Tonawanda, NY led all 25-laps to pick up his third feature win of the season for the Investors Service Sportsman.

The track was fast all race long and having a good starting position helped stated race winner Shaffer.

Brad Sweet and Tim Shaffer led the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars to the green flag for their 30-lap Big R Outlaw Shootout presented by Budweiser with Shaffer in the lead. Sweet, Gravel, Stewart and Kinser top five with Schatz in sixth. Sweet would catch Shaffer while the field was in lap traffic on lap three, but Shaffer would keep the lead. Lancaster, NY native Dane Lorenc got loose entering turn two and spun his racer to bring out the first caution on lap eight, just before the leaders were about to lap him. Shaffer would take off on the restart, as David Gravel and Shane Stewart reeled in Brad Sweet to battle for second place. Sheldon Haudenschild spun in turn two to bring out the caution on lap 10 after battling with Lucas Wolfe for the 11th position. Shane Stewart would catch Gravel on the lap 11 restart, but Gravel was able to hang on to the third position.

Shaffer would continue to lead Sweet, Gravel, Stewart, and Kinser at the halfway mark, as Shaffer would lead Sweet by 1.577seconds at the cross-flags. The leader would hit heavy lap traffic with nine laps remaining, allowing Sweet to reel in Shaffer. While Shaffer was negotiating lap traffic, Sweet and Gravel would catch the leader with two laps remaining. Shaffer would lead all 30 laps to get the win. Gravel would shred a right rear tire coming to the checkered flag. Sweet finished in second followed to the line by Shane Stewart, Donny Schatz, and Gravel completing the top five. Out of the 32 World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Cars that took time in qualifying, 30 of them broke the previous track record set back in 1997 by Mark Kinser at a 14.360

Matt Farnham and Brett Senek brought the field of Investors Service Sportsman to the green flag for their 25-lap feature event with Farnham jumping into the lead with Senek running tight behind him. Austin Susice would battle Senek for second place in the early going, with Senek being able to hold on to the second spot. The leaders would hit lap traffic on lap nine. Andrew Smith moved into third place on lap 14, just past the halfway mark. Darrell Farraway spun, in turn, one to bring out the races first caution on lap 16. The late race restart would see Farnham continue to show the way. Jonathan Reid lost power coming off turn four and would collect Zack Sam, Derek Wagner, and Cam Tuttle to bring out the caution on lap 17. Farnham would continue to show the way up front over Senek, Susice, and Smith. James Henry would move into third place with four laps remaining. Farnham would hold off Senek to score his third win of the season.

The final event of the 2017 season is the Night of Champions Awards Banquet, set for Saturday, November 11th at the Lewiston #2 Fire Hall. Ransomville Speedway would like to congratulate the 2017 track champions Ryan Susice (Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds), Matt Farnham (Investors Service Sportsman), Jake Stefanski (KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks), Chris Leone (Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers), and Cam Tuttle (Stevensons Hardware Novice Sportsman).

RACE RESULTS Budweiser Presents the Big R Outlaw Shootout

World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Cars A-Main: TIM SHAFFER, Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart, Donny Schatz, David Gravel, Kraig Kinser, Daryn Pittman, Brent Marks, Jac Haudenschild, Jason Johnson, Parker Price-Miller, Ian Madsen, Logan Schuchart, Lucas Wolfe, Jacob Allen, Jason Sides, Paul Colagiovanni, Scott Kreutter, Greg Wilson, Clyde Knipp, Justin Barger, Sheldon Haudenschild, Dane Lorenc, Paige Polyak Failed to Qualify: Dan Shetler, Joe Trenca, Tyler Ross, Matt Billings, Joe Lockhart, Joe Kubiniec, Ryan Susice, Scott Just

Heat 1: (Top 5 qualify, top two to dash) Tim Shaffer, Donny Schatz, Lucas Wolfe, Logan Schuchart, Jac Haudenschild, Greg Wilson, Joe Trenca, Joe Kubiniec

Heat 2: Brad Sweet, Kraig Kinser, Parker Price-Miller, Ian Madsen, Paige Polyak, Matt Billings, Dane Lorenc, Paulie Colagiovanni

Heat 3: David Gravel, Daryn Pittman, Sheldon Haudenschild, Jason Johnson, Jason Sides, Clyde Knipp, Ryan Susice, Joe Lockhart

Heat 4: Shane Stewart, Brent Marks, Jacob Allen, Scott Kreutter, Justin Barger, Tyler Ross, Dan Shetler, Scott Just

Craftsman Club Dash Winner: Brad Sweet

Last Chance Showdown: (Top 4 advance to A-Main): Clyde Knipp, Dane Lorenc, Greg Wilson, Paulie Colagiovanni, Dan Shetler, Joe Trenca, Tyler Ross, Matt Billings, Joe Lockhart, and Joe Kubiniec

Fast Time: Donny Schatz 12.629 sec. (105.472mph)

Investors Service Sportsman: MATT FARNHAM, Brett Senek, James Henry, Austin Susice, Andrew Smith, Garrison Krentz, Chris Burek, Trevor Wright, Rob Goulding, AJ Custodi, Anthony Muscato, Noah Walker, Derrick Borkenhagen, Gordy Hermanson, Robbie Johnston, David Fingerlow, Zack Sam, Cody Wolfe, Jonathan Reid, Derek Wagner, Cam Tuttle, Dave DiPietro II, Jim Harbison, Darrell Farraway, Kevin Wills, Brian Harris

Qualifying Winners: Matt Farnham, Brett Senek, Austin Susice



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2017 Ransomville Banquet!


Tickets for Banquet will go on sale next week!  The 2017 Banquet is Saturday November 11th, at Lewiston No 2 Fire Department.  Donna Eick will be catering!  In the process of booking a band. Lots of fun to be had at this years banquet, watch for more details! We can't wait to give trophies to our champions and honor all the award recipients!! Tickets are $40 each!  $50 after Nov 1st.  Call 791-3602 to reserve your seats today!




Derek Wagner, Pete Stefanski Win King of the Hill Twin 100s at the Big R


RANSOMVILLE, NY (September 16, 2017) Middleport, NYs Derek Wagner scored his biggest win of his career to date as he scored the win in the King of the Hill 100 for the Investors Service Sportsman as Investors Service presented the 26th annual King of the Hill Weekend at the Ransomville Speedway on Saturday night. For Wagner, it was his third win of the season. Pete Stefanski from Wheatfield, NY won the King of the Hill Street Stock 100 for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks. For Stefanski, it was his third win of the season. 2017 track champion Chris Leone from Niagara Falls, NY scored his fifth win of the season in the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers. Mr. Clean Rick Blech from Ransomville, NY won the main event for the Stevensons Hardware Novice Sportsman.

Hot Wheels Greg Martin and Derek Wagner brought the field of Investors Service Sportsman to the green flag for the King of the Hill 100 with Wagner into the lead with Martin and Matt Farnham running in the top three. Farnham would then pass Martin to take second at the start-finish line on lap two, as Andrew Smith and Brett Senek raced in the top five. The Lockport Laser Andrew Smith would reel in Martin for third place during the races early stages. Orval Harris spun in turn four on lap 12 to bring out the races first caution. On the lap 15 restart, Wagner, and Farnham would continue to hold the top two spots as Andrew Smith passed Martin to take over third place. Smith would take second on lap 18 exiting turn four after Farnham jumped the cushion. The second caution of the race would come out on lap 19 as David Fingerlow spun in turn one. The restart on lap 22 would immediately bring the caution back out as AJ Custodi spun in turn one and collected Orval Harris. The greens would fly one more time on lap 26 as Wagner would take the lead as Smith, Martin, Farnham and Chris Burek raced inside the top five. Martin would hop the cushion, in turn, four on lap 34, and allowed Farnham to regain the third position, with Burek taking fourth away from Martin. The leaders would hit lap traffic on lap 41 and allowed Smith and Farnham to reel in the leader Wagner. The caution would come out on lap 48 as Cameron Tuttle got into Orval Harris while working lap traffic to slow the field down for the third time on the night. The restart on lap 53 would see Wagner, Smith, Farnham, Burek, and Martin in the top five as Dave DiPietro battled with Brett Senek for the sixth position. Farnham would reel in Smith on lap 65, as Wagner started to open up his lead. The leaders would hit lap traffic with 30 laps remaining, and Farnham would take second place while in lap traffic on lap 74, and would quickly reel in Wagner. Farnham would look underneath Wagner for the lead with 20 laps remaining, but Wagner would keep the lead. Wagner and Farnham would battle for the win as they pulled away from the rest of the field. Farnham would look underneath Wagner with seven laps remaining, but Wagner would keep the lead. Wagner would hold off Farnham to score the win, the biggest win of his Sportsman career.




Attention all Drivers!

Attention all drivers using VP Fuel, we just received a call from New York State, and we wanted to inform you that they may come to Speedway to check on your fuel. You can NOT be using any VP Fuel containing MTBE.

Here is the excerpt from NYS:
Section 192-g. Methyl tertiary butyl ether; prohibited. * (Effective January 1, 2004)

1. For the purposes of this section, "gasoline" shall mean any fuel sold for use in motor vehicles and motor vehicle engines, and commonly or commercially known or sold as gasoline.

2. No person shall import into, or sell, dispense or offer for sale any gasoline which contains methyl tertiary butyl ether.

3. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be liable for a civil penalty of not less than five hundred dollars nor more than ten thousand dollars.

We were advised that VP stopped selling this last year but if anyone purchased/purchases Fuel in Canada or another state they could still be selling it.  Ransomville does NOT want to see anyone get fined so we are advising you of this as soon as we were made aware. Any questions please call the speedway at 716-791-3602 or message us personally thru the webpage.