The following is an informational bulletin:
To: DIRTcar 2017 Members
From: Sam Driggers, Mike Perrotte
Re: 2018 Driver Protection requirements
Please find below, a quick resource and informational guide for the 2018 season Driver Protection requirements. Many of you already have, or are very close to full compliance.
The requirements will be released with the 2018 rulebooks, however, we are sending this to give additional advance notice to verify your equipment and give the chance to shop the off season shows if you need something additional.
Please give a call if you have questions. As we have demonstrated in the past, we will work with teams to integrate these components into your racing operation. Our industry has nothing to gain with negative social media posts, hair on fire proclamations or piling on. Please use this advance notice for what it is intended.
These requirements were in the 2017 rulebook and the 2018 rulebook will provide some additional details if needed. We have included a summary at the bottom
We have divided this by DIRTcar Divisions for quick reference.

DIRTcar Late Models
Head and Neck Restraints
Intrusion Plates
Compliant Fuel Cells
Compliant Containment Seats
Fire Suppression System

DIRTcar Northeast Big-Block Modifieds, 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stocks
Head and Neck Restraints
Compliant Fuel Cells
Compliant Containment Seats
Fire Suppression System (recommended - mandatory in 2019)

Component Summary:
The specific rules will be included in each series/Division rule books. The following is only a General Summary of the basic elements:
Head and Neck Restraints: The head and neck restraint must be SFI 38.1 approved and display a legible and valid SFI 38.1 label.
Intrusion Plates:
A minimum 1/8" (.125) thick magnetic steel intrusion plate on the drivers side door bars is mandatory. A bolted or clamped plate measuring a minimum of 16 x 26 or Individual plates welded between door bars.
Compliant Fuel Cells:
Either meet FT3 or SFI 28.3 requirements and/or Include: a metal container, bladder, foam, top Bolted fuel valve plate with flop valve or roll over check valve, threaded cap, steel rack or minimum two straps each way.
Fire Suppression System
10-pound system meeting SFI 17.1
Containment Seats
Seats must be Full Containment style constructed of aluminum to the general design specifications of current industry standards (SFI 39.2). Design shall include comprehensive head surround, shoulder and torso support system, energy impact foam, and removable head foam. Consult with your seat manufacturer for questions and recommendations regarding your seat safety system.
Seats manufactured using carbon fiber or composite materials must meet SFI 39.2 specifications.
Up-fitting an existing seat with bolt-on kits will be permitted with a seat manufacturer-produced kit and an acceptable base seat approved by the seat manufacturer. Consult with your seat manufacturer for recommendations regarding your current seat. If Left Head Surround does not exceed 7 inches from the back of the headrest, a left side seat net meeting SFI specifications is required.
Please note:
Approved uniforms, in date seat belts, helmets, gloves, and other requirements are also covered in Section 3 of the General Specifications. Please refer to Section 3 for complete requirements.
World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars - please refer to series general rules and specifications.

Sam Driggers -704-467 7786 sdriggers@dirtcar.com
Mike Perrotte 704-796-4566 mperotte@dirtcar.com
Kenny Kenneda 513-485-6125 kkenneda@dirtcar.com
Mark Hitchcock 613-541-1492 NEDIRTcarTech@dirtcar.com
Tyler Bachman 724-831-7109 tbachman@dirtcar.com



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Attention Street Stocks and 4 Bangers!

We will be holding a rules meeting on Saturday Dec 16th, 2017. 

Where:  American Legion Hall in Ransomville (2589 Youngstown Lockport Rd)

4 Bangers meeting will be at 10 AM

Street Stocks will be at 11:30AM!

This is a informational rules meeting to get ideas suggestions for the class.  We want to keep both of these classes thriving and need to discuss how to continue to keep car counts high!



The State of the Hangover 150 at Ransomville Speedway

RANSOMVILLE, NY (November 13, 2017) With the 2017 racing season in the rear-view mirror, the 2018 season is right around the corner as the track crew and speedway management is working hard and looking forward to what 2018 has to offer. The traditional start of the season has always been the Hangover, but in 2018 that will not be the case as the event will not be taking place.

The track crew has been busy dumping so far 27 truckloads of new clay to the racy Ransomville surface. In total, nearly 300 truckloads of clay will be laid down. We are waiting for more good days to come to continue to lay down the new clay on the track states Ransomville Speedway General Manager Jenn Martin.  With the laying of the new clay, we are getting the track surface ready for an amazing 2018 season, Martin said. We had a great end to 2017 and are very excited for 2018 and having a great racing surface for our drivers Martin added.

The tradition of the Hangover has lasted nearly two decades, says Ransomville Speedway Public Relations Director Steven Petty. With the addition to the new clay that has been laid down on the track over the past couple weeks, we are making sure that we have the best surface for our drivers, so in turn they can put on a great show for the best race fans in Western New York and Southern Ontario each, and every Friday night Petty added.

For upcoming announcements regarding the 2018 racing season, make sure to follow Ransomville Speedway on social media as well as the website, ransomvillespeedway.com






Three Sportsman Veterans Moving Up to the 358 Modifieds

RANSOMVILLE, NY (October 24, 2017) Three veterans of the Investors Service Sportsman division have plans on moving up into the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds at the Ransomville Speedway in 2018. Matt Farnham, Greg Martin and Mike Williams have all indicated that they are moving up to join the field of one of the toughest 358 Modified fields in the Northeast. 

Two-time and defending Investors Service Sportsman champion Matt Farnham from Tonawanda, NY is one of three drivers who are making the jump up to the Krown Undercoating Modifieds. Getting seat time is important, especially in moving up classes Farnham said. We will be at Ransomville Fridays, either Merrittville or Fulton on Saturdays and Utica Rome on Sundays when I can. Its going to be a big learning curve but we have a lot of support going into next year Farnham added. If we can pick up a few wins, that would be great but we need to finish races and I think having a top five in points would be a good goal for us.

Hot Wheels Greg Martin from Youngstown, NY is joining Farnham in the premier division at the Big R. Ransomville has a stacked field of 358 drivers, some of the best in the business, hall of fame drivers and future hall of famers Martin explained. I hope to learn from them and become a better racer.

The Wegner W-16 motor is making Modified racing more affordable in the Northeast. The Niagara Region got introduced with that motor a couple of years ago as Billy Dunn drove a car owned by Randy Slack, that has a W-16 motor at the Merrittville Speedway. The introduction of the W-16 Motor really opened the door for us Martin said. We always thought of ourselves as a life-long Sportsman team, but with my years in this sport winding down, we decided to make the move Martin added.

For seasoned veteran Mike Williams from the Tuscarora Nation, being competitive is his season goal as he completes the trio of drivers moving up to the 358 Modifieds in 2018. I would like to be competitive and finish all the races. To get a win would be a bonus.

Farnham, Martin, and Williams are just three drivers that so far have committed to move up to the Modifieds. With their knowledge and career resumes, all three have what it takes to find victory lane in their rookie seasons.





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.