Dave DiPietro and Pete Stefanski Win Sean Letts Memorial King of the Hill Events at Ransomville
Chad Desso Claims 4 Cylinder Track Championship


RANSOMVILLE, NY (September 14, 2018) North Tonawanda, NY pilot Dave DiPietro lead all 40-laps to earn the victory for the BEI Lightning Series event for the Investors Service Sportsman as Investors Service, Bailey Brothers Landscaping, and Firth Jewelers presented the Sean Letts Memorial King of the Hill at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday night. Wheatfield, NYs Pete Stefanski won his seventh KiPo Chevrolet Street Stock feature of the season, by commanding the field in the King of the Hill 100. Chad Desso from Wilson, NY won his sixth Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers feature of the season and clinched the track championship.

The #SL40 for the Bellinger Electric Inc (BEI) Lightning Series for the Investors Service Sportsman was brought to the green flag by 2018 Ransomville Speedway track champion Brett Senek and Dave DiPietro with DiPietro taking the lead. With DiPietro in the lead, 2017 BEI Lightning Series Champion and current Series points leader Chad Chevalier worked into second place. DiPietro and Chevalier battled for the lead and quickly would start to pull away from the field early on. Canadian driver Ryan Ferri barrel-rolled several times in turn one and two to bring out the red flag on lap 14. Ferri was alert and climbed out of the car under his own power. Once the field was back under the green flag, Chris Burek would move into second place and would start to go after DiPietro for the lead. At the halfway point, DiPietro and Burek would pull away from Chevalier, Brad Rouse, and polesitter Senek. After a multi-car incident on lap 21 bunched the field back together, Brad Rouse would move into third place as DiPietro and Burek continued to set the pace up front. The second half of the race saw James Michael Friesen and Kyle Inman on the move and challenging for the top five. Another car on the move was The Lockport Lazer Andrew Smith. DiPietro and Burek would battle all over the track throughout the event and in the end, it was DiPietro scoring the victory, his second Ransomville checkered flag of the season. Burek would settle for second with Andrew Smith, Brad Rouse and Chad Chevalier completed the top five. Runner-up finisher Chris Burek and third place finisher Andrew Smith were given the guaranteed starting spots for the 602 Winter Nationals at the North Florida Speedway in February 2019.

Pete and Jake Stefanski were on the front row for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stock King of the Hill 100 as the Stefanski family swapped the lead several times early on as Jake took the lead off turn two on lap eight. Pete would regain the lead off a lap 14 restart as Pat Dell, Dave Small, and Pat OKeefe raced in the top five. Pete Stefanski would continue to show the way at the races mark as Jake Stefanski was being pressured for second by Pat Dell. The races first half of the race was dominated by the Stefanski family as Pete was pulling away from the field. At the competition caution at the halfway break, it was Pete Stefanski leading Jake Stefanski, Pat Dell, Dave Small, and Pat OKeefe in the top five. The second half of the race started out just like the first half finished, with Pete Stefanski showing the way over Jake Stefanski. Dave Small would take third place away from Pat Dell with Fontaine racing in fifth place. Fontaine would then go after Dave Small for third place as Pete Stefanski led his nephew by a full straightaway with 35-laps remaining. As Pete Stefanski dominated the event, Jason Fontaine caught Jake Stefanski and battled for second place. Jake would be able to hold off Fontaine as Dave Small caught Fontaine and tried to move back into the top three. Pete Stefanski dominated the event as he would go on to score the win, his seventh of the season, and go back-to-back in the Street Stock portion of the King of the Hill.

Chuck Cala and Chad Desso brought the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers to the green flag for their 2018 season finale with Cala showing the way early on as Ashley Blech battled with Desso for second early on. The top four of Cala, Desso, Blech, and Ryan Plante started to pull away from the field. Plante would get around Blech to take over third on lap eight. Desso would reel in Cala for the lead as Plante reeled in the lead duo on lap 12, setting up a three-car battle for the lead. Desso would take the lead away on lap 15. Desso would lead the final five circuits to score his sixth win of the season and clinch the track title.

NEWS AND NOTES: The BEI Lightning Series donated $600 in Sean Lettss name to the NYS DEC Youth Summer Camp.

The Ransomville Speedway Awards Banquet will take place on Saturday, November 10th at the Lewiston #2 Fire Company. Jonsie will be the musical entertainment and the banquet will be catered by Donna Eick. Tickets are now on sale for the banquet by calling the Speedway Office at (716) 791-3602.

Now on sale as well is 2019 Season Passes. Contact the Speedway Office for more information and pricing. More news regarding 2019 Season Passes will be announced in the coming weeks.

RACE RESULTS Investors Service, Bailey Brothers Landscaping, Firth Jewelers NIGHT SUMMARY

BEI Lightning Series: DAVE DIPIETRO, Chris Burek, Andy Smith, Brad Rouse, Chad Chevalier, James Michael Friesen, Kyle Inman, Dave Conant, Noah Walker, Jonathan Reid, James Henry, Robbie Johnston, Jim Harbison, Derrick Borkenhagen, Garrison Krentz, Kevin Wills, Brett Martin, Derek Wagner, Brett Senek, Cody McPherson, Cameron Tuttle, Adam Leslie, Ryan Ferri, Rob Knapp

Qualifying Winners: Dave DiPietro, Brett Senek, Chad Chevalier, Chris Burek

Low Cash Dash: Justin Sharp, Brian Harris, Orval Harris, Trevor Wright Did Not Start: Dustin Gorhan, AJ Custodi

KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: PETE STEFANSKI, Jake Stefanski, Jason Fontaine, Dave Small Pat Dell, Pat OKeefe, Chris Dziomba, Mike Short, Anthony Guthrie, Jim Coble, Pete Reid, Dan Korpanty, Casey Jonathan, Jaren Israel, Joey Zimmerman, James Thompson

Qualifying Winners: Jason Fontaine, Pete Stefanski

Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers: CHAD DESSO, Ryan Plante, Steve Matson, Chad Lederhouse, Nick Tarnowski, Kenny Hejna, Chris Leone, Anthony Hermanson, Brandon Close, Matt Hornquist, Ashley Blech, Chuck Cala, Jason Harris, Cole Susice

Qualifying Winners: Ryan Plante, Ashley Blech

Track Champion: Chad Desso





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2018 Little R Season Comes to End with Annual Fun Race/Banquet

Jeff Anstett, Michael Carmer, Jayme Stone, Nigel Pendykoski, Brayden Bills, Luke Pleace Score Track Titles at Little R


 RANSOMVILLE, NY (September 9, 2018) The 2018 season came to an end at the Little R on Sunday afternoon with their annual awards banquet and fun race. Over $5,300 was raised this season in the driver's point fund through the 50/50 sales and the Chinese Auction held throughout the season. Out of 15 weeks scheduled, only one was canceled due to the extreme heat that was had in the middle of July.

In the Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy, Jeff Anstett won his ninth career championship. Anstett visited victory lane on six occasions to secure the track title. Eric Veihdeffer won three times with Michael Carmer winning twice throughout the season.

Michael Carmer won the track championship in the Poppin Hops Senior Lites. Carmer won five times to help him win the title. Jeff Anstett finished second in points with one victory and trailed Carmer by just 20 markers. Eric Veihdeffer, Vincent Chiodo, Jeff Chapman, and Dylan Duhow also visited victory lane this season.

Jayme Stone was crowned the track champion in the Fitzgibbon Contracting and Construction Junior 3. Jayme used four feature wins to help her win the title over Brendan Wallace, who scored three victories. Alexis Bolam (1 win), Trent Smith (2 wins), Bo Wrate (1 win) and Brayden James (1 win) also scored victories and rounded out the top six in points.

Nigel Pendykoski won the track title in the Jeffery Machine Junior 2. Nigel visited victory lane five times to win the title by just 30 points over Riley Bloomingdale. Bloomingdale picked up two wins this season. Anthony Pollow finished third in points and scored five wins with Abigail Castile and Mario Camillo completing the top five in points. Camillo also visited victory lane this season.

Brayden Bills used nine feature wins to power his way to the Slack Karts Junior 1 Track title. Tyler Foster, who ended up finishing second in points earned three victories with Sal Paonessa finishing third in points also earning a victory after moving up from the Novice early in the season. Jocelyn Just and Mason Hanel rounded out the top five in final point standings.

Luke Pleace with three victories won the track title in the Just Signs and Designs Novice. Wyatt Sherman won three times as well and was second in the standings. Abbey Fisher used consistent finishes all season to secure third in the final standings. Oliver Loeschke won five times while Tucker Welshans won three races, Biagio Pelligra won twice, Jacob Schulz won four times, Rylee Rutherford won twice. Youngster Brandon Guyette started late in the season and ran well every time he arrived at the Little R.

The Chris Etue/Larry Stolzenberg Sportsmanship Award went to Michael Carmer. Carmer showed great improvement from last season. Moving up and running two divisions, Carmer was always willing to help anyone out who needed assistance.

New in 2018 for the karts was a special 4-race Mini-Series paying $100 to win. Special thanks to our anonymous sponsor, Buds Apple Pie, Tim Phillips Garage, Jerry Gradl Motors, and Matt Farnham Racing for being the sponsors for our four-race series throughout the season.

In total this season, $5,339 was raised for the driver's point fund through the 50/50 draw and the Chinese Auction. Ransomville Speedway would like to thank all of those that supported racing this season at the Little R.


Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy: JEFF ANSTETT 632, Eric Veihdeffer 596, Michael Carmer 588, Brian Skutt 516, Ashley Daul 442, Gary Gow 384

Poppin Hops Senior Lites: MICHAEL CARMER 620, Jeff Anstett 600, Eric Veihdeffer 570, Vincent Chiodo 534, TJ Schime 532, Jeff Chapman 382, Dylan Duhow - 334

Fitzgibbon Contracting and Construction Junior 3: JAYME STONE 616, Brenden Wallace 592, Alexis Bolam 588, Trent Smith 586, Bo Wrate 556, Brayden James - 540

Jeffery Machine Junior 2: NIGEL PENDYKOSKI 632, Riley Bloomingdale 602, Anthony Pollow 596, Abigail Castile 560, Mario Camillo 544, Aiden Seefeldt 514, Lexi Healey 490, Austin Gordon 484, Luke Blouse 482, Reese Rutherford 452, Aubrey Thompkins - 434

Slack Karts Junior 1: BRAYDEN BILLS 652, Tyler Foster 618, Sal Paonessa 582, Jocelyn Just 534, Mason Hanel - 512

Just Signs & Designs Novice: LUKE PLEACE (3 Wins), Wyatt Sherman (3 wins), Abby Fisher, Oliver Loeschke (5 wins), Tucker Welshans (3 wins), Biagio Pelligra (2 wins), Jacob Schulz (4 wins), Rylee Rutherford (4 wins), Brandon Guyette



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.