Bicknell, Henry, Moden, Plante, and Fingerlow Pick Up Ransomville Checkered Flags


RANSOMVILLE, NY (August 10, 2018) Mr. Small Block Pete Bicknell from St. Catharines, Ontario won his fourth Krown Undercoating Modified feature of the season as FOAR SCORE Fan Club, Crop Production Services, Niagara Metals and the Lions Club of Western New York presented the racing action at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday night. Oh Henry James Henry from Niagara Falls, NY won his second Investors Service Sportsman feature of the season. Medina, NYs Jordan Moden won his first career KiPo Chevrolet Street Stock feature. Mr. Peanut Ryan Plante from Grand Island, NY scored his third Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers feature of the season. David Fingerlow from North Tonawanda, NY won his fourth Stevensons Hardware Novice Sportsman feature of the season.

The Professor John Smith and Mr. Small Block Pete Bicknell brought the Krown Undercoating Modifieds to the green flag for their 30-lap feature with Bicknell showing the way. Ryan Susice passed both Jesse Cotriss and Scott Kerwin to move into fourth place on lap two. Matt Farnham would battle with Smith for second and would complete the pass on lap four, with Susice moving into third. John Smith would stop on the backstretch to bring out the caution on lap five. The early race restart would see Bicknell back into the lead as Farnham, Cotriss, Susice, and Allan Wills raced in the top five. Phil Vigneri III, Chad Brachmann, and Greg Martin came together, in turn, one to bring the caution back out on lap six. Bicknell would once again take command of the field as a four-car battle developed for fourth place between Jesse Cotriss, Rick Richner, Erick Rudolph, and Tommy Flannigan. The leaders would pull away from the balance of the field as Bicknell had over a 1.5-second lead throughout the second half of the event. Phil Vigneri III would bring out the caution with seven laps remaining, erasing the lead Bicknell had over Farnham. The late race restart would see Erick Rudolph make a bold move to move into third place after passing both Cotriss and Susice and would challenge Farnham for second. Bicknell would lead the final seven laps to score his fourth win of the season. Rudolph would edge Farnham for second place with Susice and Cotriss completing the top five.

Darrell Borkenhagen and Austin Susice shared the front row for the 25-lap feature for the Investors Service Sportsman with Susice jumping into the early race lead. With Susice up front, Cameron Tuttle raced in second and was contested behind him with James Henry, Brett Senek, and Derek Wagner. Henry and Tuttle would battle for second with Henry taking the position on lap seven and Senek would take third away on lap eight. Rookie Mark Harsch spun and hit the turn three wall on lap 12 to bring out the caution. James Henry would take the lead away on the restart with Brett Senek moving into second. Henry, Senek, and Chris Burek battled for the lead. Henry would clear into the lead as Burek would take second away from Senek on lap 15. Henry would hold off Burek, Senek, Dave DiPietro, and Derek Wagner to score his second Ransomville win of 2018.

Brandon Sherwood and Pat OKeefe were on the front row in the 20-lap feature for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks with Sherwood in the lead. Pete Stefanski would take the lead away from Sherwood on lap two as Cory Sawyer, Pat Dell, and Jordan Moden raced in the top five. The Huckster Cory Sawyer went three-wide with Stefanski and Sherwood to take the lead on lap five. Stefanski would regain the lead on lap seven. Sawyer would bump Stefanski in turn one, causing Stefanski to spin and would bring out the caution on lap eight. As a result, Sawyer would be sent to the rear of the field. Mike Kramarz would take over the lead on the restart with Jordan Moden racing in second. Moden would take the lead away on lap 11, with Jason Fontaine battling with Kramarz for second place. Moden would hold off a late charge from Fontaine and Stefanski to score his first career win.

Brandon Close and Ashley Blech brought the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers to the green flag for their main event with Blech showing the way with qualifying heat race winner Matt Hornquist jumping into second place. The caution would come out on lap one after Nick Tarnowskis motor let go. The restart would see Blech back in the lead with Hornquist, Brandon Potter, Steve Matson, and Chad Desso raced in the top five. Blech and Hornquist would pull away from the field as Mr. Peanut Ryan Plate raced into third place. Plante, Chris Leone, and Steve Matson caught Hornquist and race leader Blech and would put on a great battle for the lead for several circuits. Plante would take the lead on lap 11 with Leone running in second. Plante would score the win over Hornquist, Ashley Blech, Brandon Potter, and Chad Desso.

David Fingerlow and Orval Harris were on the front row for the Stevensons Hardware Novice Sportsman feature with Fingerlow taking the lead. Cody Wolfe would spin in turn one to bring out the caution on lap three, as Wolfe was challenging Orval Harris for second place. The restart would see Fingerlow in the lead as Bubby Pawlak took over second place. Fingerlow and Pawlak would pull away from the field in the late going. Fingerlow would go on to score the win, his fourth of the season.

NEWS AND NOTES: Lap sponsorships are available for the King of the Hill Street Stock 100, BEI Lightning Series 40, and the Gippsters Collision 4 Banger event on September 14. Laps are $20 to purchase and you can contact the Speedway Office, see Ashley from 50/50, Jeff Anstett, Jenn Martin, or Steve Petty to purchase.

Racing returns on Friday, August 17 as Sunflowers of Sanborn, Firth Jewelers, Jeffery Machine and Performance Mfg. presents the 40-lap Sid Jeffery Memorial for the Modifieds. It is also Hawaiian Night plus a full card of racing! Pit gates will open at 5 pm with grandstand gates will open at 6 pm and the first green flag of the night will fly at 7:15 pm.

RACE RESULTS FOAR SCORE Fan Club, Hy-Tech Concrete, Crop Production Services, Niagara Metals, Barker Lions Club NIGHT SUMMARY

Krown Undercoating Modifieds: PETE BICKNELL, Erick Rudolph, Matt Farnham, Ryan Susice, Jesse Cotriss, Rick Richner, Scott Kerwin, Allan Wills, Chad Brachmann, Tommy Flannigan, Greg Martin, James Sweeting, Steve Lewis Jr, Phil Vigneri III, Jim Zimmerman, John Smith

Qualifying Winners: Pete Bicknell, Scott Kerwin, Matt Farnham

Investors Service Sportsman: JAMES HENRY, Chris Burek, Brett Senek, Dave DiPietro, Derek Wagner, Austin Susice, Cam Tuttle, Scott George, AJ Custodi, Garrison Krentz, Noah Walker, Robbie Johnston, Justin McKay, Kevin Wills, Darrell Borkenhagen, Ed Cain, Mark Harsch

Qualifying Winners: Noah Walker, Austin Susice, Dave DiPietro

KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: JORDAN MODEN, Jason Fontaine, Cory Sawyer, Pete Stefanski, Chris Dziomba, Bryce Richardson, Pat OKeefe, Matt Tracey, Mike Kramarz, Brandon Sherwood, Jim Coble, Dan Korpanty, Randy Zimmerman, Pat Dell

Qualifying Winners: Cory Sawyer, Pete Stefanski

Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers: RYAN PLANTE, Matt Hornquist, Ashley Blech, Brandon Potter, Chad Desso, Cole Susice, Brandon Close, Anthony Hermanson, Chris Leone, Steve Matson, Nick Tarnowski

Qualifying Winner: Matt Hornquist

Stevensons Hardware Novice Sportsman: DAVID FINGERLOW, Bubby Pawlak, Brian Harris, Cody Wolfe, Matt Foster, Ken Washburn, Rick Blech, Mike Martin, Brian Monahan Jr, Orval Harris

Qualifying Winners: David Fingerlow, Bubby Pawlak



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Sid Jeffery Memorial for the Modifieds highlight Hawaiian Night This Friday at the Big R


RANSOMVILLE, NY (August 13, 2018) On Friday, August 17, the second annual Sid Jeffery Memorial will be held sponsored by Jeffery Machine, Performance Mfg., Slack Performance, Sunflowers of Sanborn, and Firth Jewelers at Ransomville Speedway on Hawaiian Night. The 2018 edition of the Sid Jeffery Memorial will be held for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, paying $2,000 to win, with over $2,000 being handed out in lap money, making it one of the more lucrative races in the region.

Sid Jeffery was well known in the Ransomville community for many years as he helped out quite a few racers over the years including Jim Borget, Mike Jeffery and most recently Greg Martin. Sid owned the cars in the mid-1980s through the 90s that won feature races at Genesee Speedway, Tri-County, Perry Raceway, and all three tracks in the Niagara Region with triumphs at Humberstone, Merrittville and Ransomville with Mike Jeffery behind the wheel. While Mike drove for Sid, he earned the 1988 DIRT Rookie of the Year. The current crew chief for Super DIRTcar Series driver Larry Wight and former crew chief for Billy Decker Scott Jeffery got his start by turning wrenches on the Mike Jeffery racers. Sid came back in 2010 to help Greg Martin with his Sportsman career. The duo won the 2014 Ransomville Speedway Sportsman track championship as well as the RUSH Touring Series Sportsman Championships in 2014 and 2015.

Jeffery Machine is owned and operated by Sids son Shawn Jeffery. Jeffery Machine offers a wide range of services from general machining to prototypes. Fabrication, Fixtures, Specialty Jobs, Small Production Items, and new to the stable, Custom Trophies. Feel free to contact Jeffery Machine for a quote. Jeffery Machine is located at 3640 North Ridge Road in Lockport and can be contacted by phone at (716) 434-2710, by fax at (716) 434-2714, by email at jefferymachine@hotmail.com and online at www.jefferymachine.com

Performance Mfg Inc and Slack Performance is located at 80 Telegraph Road in Middleport and is operated by Jody Herriven and Tim Werth. Performance Manufacturing Corp. operates as a precision machine shop that specializes in product design, CNC machining, fabrication, and welding. The bulk of the company's work centers on the design and production of go kart parts and components, as well as the Slack Go Kart Racing Chassis. We currently offer over 400 parts and products. Slack Chassis from Performance Manufacturing Corp. After two years as the exclusive American distributor of the Slack Chassis, Performance Manufacturing purchased Slack Performance Karts from Bob Slack in 2004. Performance Mfg. Inc and Slack Performance can be contacted by phone at (716) 735-3500, by fax at (716) 735-3535 or online at www.pmikartparts.com and on Facebook.

The Sunflowers of Sanborn is a phenomenon that has taken off over the last couple years on the corner of Baer Road and Saunders Settlement Road in Sanborn. Last year, 150,000 sunflowers were planted and in 2018, even more, sunflowers were planted. Sunflowers of Sanborn is open every day from 8 am till dusk with events planned throughout the months of August and September. The field is on the corner of Baer Road and Saunders Settlement Road in Sanborn and is owned and operated by Chad and Louise Brachmann.

Located just minutes from the Fashion Outlets on Military Road in Niagara Falls, Firth Jewelers is one of the largest single store selection of both jewelry and loose diamonds in Western New York. Since 1946, Firth Jewelers has sold fine jewelry to the people of Western New York. Growing from a simple, one-room store on East Falls Street, Firths has over three-generations worth of knowledge to make sure you get the best piece of diamond and jewelry in the region. Firths can be contacted online atwww.firthjewelers.com and by phone at (716) 297-2210.

Fans are invited to take part in the Hawaiian Night theme by wearing Hawaiian shirts and more. Look for many members of the Ransomville Speedway staff to be decked out in their best Hawaiian outfits.

Pit gates will open at 5, with grandstands at 6, and showtime is at 7:15 pm! Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors, children 8-12 are $8 and kids 8 and under are admitted FREE! Pit admission is $27 for members and $32 for non-members.



Anstett, Pollow, Bills, Schulz, and Pleace Continue Winning Ways at Score Little R
Colin Spatorico and Brayden James earn first wins of season



RANSOMVILLE, NY (August 9, 2018) Jeff Anstett continued his winning ways on the Little R after winning the main event for the Finish Line Auto Detail Sr Heavy on another warm summer evening at the Ransomville Speedway on Thursday night. Colin Spatarico picked up the win in the Poppin Hops Sr Lites. Brayden James scored his first win of the season in the Fitzgibbon Contracting and Construction Junior 3. Anthony Pollow scored the win in the Jeffery Machine Junior 2. Brayden Bills won his seventh feature of the season in the Slack Karts Junior 1. Jacob Schulz and Luke Pleace picked up the wins in the Just Signs and Designs Novice. Christine Hanel picked up the win in the Powder Puff event.

Jeff Anstett was on the pole in the main event for the Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy. Anstett would be on cruise control all race long as he would lead all 15 circuits to score the win, his sixth of the season.

Dylan Duhow led from the pole in the feature event for the Poppin Hops Senior Lites. Colin Spatarico would take the lead on lap three. Spatarico would hold off Michael Carmer to score the win.

Jayme Stone had the pole position in the 15-lap feature for the Fitzgibbon Contracting and Construction Junior 3. Brayden James would take the lead at the end of lap one. Jayme Stone would regain the lead on lap eight. Trent Smith would take the lead on lap 11.

Nigel Pendykoski had the pole position in the main event for the Jeffery Machine Junior 2. Anthony Pollow would take the lead away on lap five and would go on to score his fourth win of the season.

The feature event for the Slack Kart Junior 1 feature saw Tyler Foster on the pole position. Brayden Bills would take the lead away from Foster on lap ten.

The first feature for the Just Signs & Designs Novice division saw Oliver Loeschke on the pole. Jacob Schulz would take the lead away late and would go on to score his fourth win of the season. The second feature saw Rylee Rutherford lead from the pole position. Luke Pleace would take the lead away from Rutherford on lap five and would go on to score the win.

The Chinese Auction to benefit the Little R drivers point fund is underway. Auction items will be on display on both Thursday and Friday nights. The drawing will be on Thursday, August 16. To sign up and be a volunteer, please contact the speedway office.

Racing returns to the Little R next Thursday, August 16 at 7:15 pm as it is the final race of the Mini-Series paying $100 to win for all points classes! Grandstand admission is FREE for all go-kart events at the Little R! The complete karting schedule is available online at www.ransomvillespeedway.com


Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy: JEFF ANSTETT, Michael Carmer, Gary Gow, Brian Skutt, Colin Spatarico, Ashley Daul, Myles Caradori

Qualifying Heat Winners: Jeff Anstett

Poppin Hops Senior Lites: COLIN SPATARICO, Michael Carmer, Jeff Anstett, Dylan Duhow, TJ Scime, Vincent Chiodo

Qualifying Heat Winners: Dylan Duhow, Colin Spatarico

Fitzgibbon Contracting and Construction Junior 3: BRAYDEN JAMES, Trent Smith, Jayme Stone, Bo Wrate, Brendan Wallace, Alexis Bolam

Qualifying Heat Winners: Jayme Stone, Brayden James

Jeffery Machine Junior 2: ANTHONY POLLOW, Nigel Pendykoski, Riley Bloomingdale, Aiden Seefeldt, Lexi Healy, Abigail Castile, Mario Camillo, Luke Blose, Reece Rutherford, Austin Gordon, Aubrey Thompkins

Qualifying Heat Winners: Aiden Seefeldt, Anthony Pollow, Nigel Pendykoski, Abigail Castile

Slack Karts Junior 1: BRAYDEN BILLS, Tyler Foster, Sal Paonessa, Mason Hanel, Jocelyn Just

Qualifying Heat Winner: Tyler Foster, Brayden Bills

Just Signs & Designs Novice Feature #1: JACOB SCHULZ, Oliver Loeschke, Wyatt Sherman, Biagio Pelligra

Just Signs & Designs Novice Feature #2: LUKE PLEACE, Rylee Rutherford, Abbey Fisher, Brandon Guyette

Qualifying Heat Winners: Oliver Loeschke, Rylee Rutherford, Jacob Schulz





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.