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Derek Wagner Wins Sportsman Feature Before Mother Nature Washes Out Program at Ransomville

RANSOMVILLE, NY (June 22, 2018) Derek Wagner from Middleport, NY won his first Investors Service Sportsman feature of the season, making it the seventh different winner in the division so far in 2018. The rest of the program was washed out due to Mother Nature.

Kyle Wendt and Cameron Tuttle were on the front row for the Investor’s Service Sportsman feature with Wendt showing the way with AJ Custodi moving into second place. Custodi would take the lead on lap two with Derek Wagner moving into second with Dave DiPietro racing in third. Wagner would close in on Custodi on lap 10 and would challenge for the lead before the halfway mark. With Custodi and Wagner battling for the lead, this would allow Dave DiPietro, Austin Susice, and Chris Burek to all close in on the battle for the lead. Custodi and Wagner would trade cross-over moves a couple of times before Wagner getting the lead away on lap 20, just before Andrew Smith brought out the races’ lone caution. The final five-lap sprint would see Wagner hold off DiPietro and Chris Burek to score the win, his first of the season. DiPietro, Burek, Susice, and James Henry would complete the top five.

Qualifying heats were held for the rest of the five-division card with Jesse Cotriss, Tommy Flannigan, and Kenny Wills scoring the heat race wins in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds. Joey Zimmerman and Bryce Richardson won the heat races in the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks. Steve Matson and Ryan Plante won the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers heat races while Cody Wolfe and Bubby Pawlak scored the qualifying heat events in the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman.

Track management will announce a schedule to when double features will be held for the Street Stocks, 4 Bangers, and Novice Sportsman over the next few weeks. The Modifieds will run double features next Friday, June 29.

NEWS AND NOTES: 76 cars signed in pitside. The Kids Bicycle Race will be rescheduled for a date later in the season.

Farmers Insurance and Moley Magnetics will present the racing action next Friday night featuring a full card of racing and Independence Holiday FIREWORKS! The Krown Undercoating Modifieds will be running double features. Pit gates open at 5 pm, grandstand gates at 6 pm, with racing at 7:15 pm.


Investors Service Sportsman: DEREK WAGNER, Dave DiPietro, Chris Burek, Austin Susice, James Henry, Brett Senek, Kyle Wendt, Garrison Krentz, Justin McKay, AJ Custodi, Cameron Tuttle, Dustin Gorhan, Kevin Wills, Andy Smith, Billy Coleman, Jonathan Reid, Robbie Johnston

Qualifying Winners: Cameron Tuttle, Dave DiPietro, Justin McKay

Eric Veihdeffer, Vincent Chiodo, Nigel Pendykoski, Tyler Foster All Score $100 to win Features at Little R
Tucker Welshans and Wyatt Sherman Score Novice Wins


RANSOMVILLE, NY (June 21, 2018). This past Thursday night was night #2 of the $100 to win Mini-Series for the Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy, Poppin’ Hops Senior Lites, Fitzgibbon Contracting and Construction Junior 3, Jeffery Machine Junior 2, and the Slack Karts Junior 1 at the Little R.

Eric Veihdeffer became the fifth different winner in the Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy. Vincent Chiodo won his first Poppin’ Hops Senior Lites feature of the season. Nigel Pendykoski won his third Jeffery Machine Junior 2 feature of the season and earned his first Fitzgibbon Contracting and Construction Junior 3 feature. Tyler Foster won his first Slack Karts Junior 1 feature of the season. Tucker Welshans and Wyatt Sherman scored the wins in the Just Signs and Designs Novice.

Jeff Anstett was on the pole in the main event for the Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy. Eric Veihdeffer took the lead away on lap eight Veihdeffer would go on to score the win, his first Senior Heavy triumph of the season. Special thanks to our anonymous sponsor for being the sponsor for the $100 to win event.

Jeff Chapman led from the pole in the feature event for the Poppin’ Hops Senior Lites. Vincent Chiodo would take the lead away on lap six. Chiodo would hold off Chapman to score the win, his first of the season. Management would like to thank Jerry Gradl Motors for being the $100 to win sponsor.

Jayme Stone took the lead away on lap two of the 15-lap feature for the Fitzgibbon Contracting and Construction Junior 3. Nigel Pendykoski would take the lead away on lap six with Alexis Bolam running in second. Nigel would go on to win his first Junior 3 Special thanks to Bud’s Apple Juice for being the sponsor for the Junior 3 $100 to win special.

Anthony Pollow had the pole position in the main event for the Jeffery Machine Junior 2. Nigel Pendykoski and Riley Bloomingdale also had a share of the lead with Bloomingdale taking the lead on lap six. Pendykoski would regain the lead on lap 14 and would go on to score the win, his third of 2018.Special thanks to Tim Phillips Garage for putting up the $100 to win special for the Junior 2.

The feature event for the Slack Kart Junior 1 feature saw Tyler Foster lead from the opening green flag. Foster would hold off Brayden Bills to earn his first victory of the season.

The first feature for the Just Signs & Designs Novice division saw Tucker Welshans jump into the lead from his pole position. Welshans would lead all 10 laps to get the win, his third of the season. The second feature saw Wyatt Sherman lead from his pole position start. Sherman would lead all ten laps to score his first win.

It was announced that there will be an open Kart Practice on Sunday, July 15 with gates opening at 10 am and karts on the track at 11 am. Admission is $10 for the pits. The practice session is for drivers racing in the Junior 3, Junior 2, Junior 1, and Novice divisions.

Racing continues at the Little R each Thursday night at 7:15 pm. 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: ERIC VEIHDEFFER, Jeff Chapman, Jeff Anstett, Kayla Joseph, Michael Carmer, Brian Skutt, Myles Caradori, Tony Purgarich, Gary Gow

Qualifying Heat Winners: Michael Carmer, Eric Veihdeffer, Jeff Anstett, Kayla Joseph

Poppin’ Hops Senior Lites: VINCENT CHIODO, Jeff Chapman, Kyle Joseph, Jeff Anstett, Michael Carmer, TJ Schime, Jason Stanton, Eric Veihdeffer, Brian Blose

Qualifying Heat Winners: Vincent Chiodo, Jeff Chapman, Eric Veihdeffer, Kyle Joseph

Fitzgibbon Contracting and Construction Junior 3: NIGEL PENDYKOSKI, Alexis Bolam, Bo Wrate, Brenden Wallace, Jayme Stone, Brayden James

Qualifying Heat Winners: Jayme Stone, Alexis Bolam

Jeffery Machine Junior 2: NIGEL PENDYKOSKI, Abigail Castile, Aidan Seefeldt, Luke Blose, Austin Gordon, Reese Rutherford, Mario Camillo, Riley Bloomingdale, Anthony Pollow, Lexi Healy, Aubrey Thompkins

Qualifying Heat Winners: Abigail Castile, Anthony Pollow, Riley Bloomingdale, Nigel Pendykoski

Slack Karts Junior 1: TYLER FOSTER, Brayden Bills, Sal Paonessa, Ayden Costen, Mason Hanel, Jocelyn Just

Qualifying Heat Winners: Tyler Foster, Brayden Bills

Just Signs & Designs Novice Feature #1: TUCKER WELSHANS, Bellagio Pelligra, Jacob Schulz, Rylee Rutherford

Just Signs & Designs Novice Feature #2: WYATT SHERMAN, Luke Pleace, Oliver Loeschke, Abby Fisher

Qualifying Heat Winners: Rylee Rutherford, Wyatt Sherman, Biagio Pelligra



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.