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Matt Sheppard is Super in Summer Nationals Win at Ransomville

RANSOMVILLE, NY (August 4, 2017) Super Matt Matt Sheppard from Waterloo, NY won the 33rd running of the Summer Nationals featuring the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series on Coors Light, Parco Buildings and Wendts Propane night at the Ransomville Speedway on Tuesday evening. The win for Sheppard earned him his fourth Series win of the season, third in a row, and first Big Block race win at Ransomville and a cool $6,000 for his efforts. Chris Burek from Wilson, NY won his second feature of the season for the Investors Service Sportsman. Wheatfield, NYs Pete Stefanski won his first feature of the season in the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks.

Finally I get a win here at Ransomville stated Sheppard in victory lane. We have been good here over the years but this year we finally got to victory lane Sheppard added.

Ransomville Krown Undercoating Modified regular and The Baldwinsville Bandit Jimmy Phelps brought the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series to the double green flags of starter Dave Farney for the 100 lap Summer Nationals with Phelps taking the lead with Billy Decker, Matt Sheppard, Wills, and Tim Fuller racing in the top five during the opening circuits. Stewart Friesen entered the top five after passing Wills on lap three and then quickly went after Tim Fuller for fourth place. Jesse Cotriss spun in turn three to bring out the races first caution on lap seven. On the lap ten restart, Fuller and Sheppard battled for third place as Phelps and Decker continued to set the pace up front.

Friesen went underneath Fuller to take fourth place away on lap 12, trailing Phelps, Decker and Sheppard. Decker started to reel in Phelps on lap 15, as Sheppard started to close the gap that the lead duo had over the multi-time Super DIRTcar Series Champion. The leaders would hit lap traffic on lap 18, just as Decker went underneath Phelps to battle for the lead. Scott Kerwin slowed on the back straightaway to bring out the races second caution on lap 20. The lap 24 restart saw the leaders go nearly four wide in turns one and two with Sheppard and Friesen battling with Decker and Phelps. Steve Schumacher, Jeff McGinnis and Steve Lewis Jr got collected in turn one to bring the field back under the caution on lap 24. The lap 29 restart saw Phelps take off in the lead with Decker, Sheppard, Friesen and Erick Rudolph racing in the top five as Rudolph passed Fuller on the restart. Phelps got loose exiting turn two on lap 31, with Decker taking the lead at the start finish line on lap 32. Phelps would regain the lead just one lap later. The top four pulled away from fifth place Rudolph, as Decker would once again look underneath Phelps for the lead. Decker would use the slide job to take the lead on lap 39, as Friesen went three wide with Sheppard and Phelps for second place with Super Matt moving into the runner up position with Friesen using the muscle to get by Phelps to take over third place on lap 40.

Larry Wight moved into the top five on lap 47. Matt Shepard would take the lead on lap 49 with Decker, Friesen, Phelps and Wight in the top five at the halfway point. Lightning Larry Larry Wight would continue to work his way towards the front after passing Phelps for fourth place on lap 52, as Erick Rudolph would try to get around Phelps for fifth position. The leaders would hit lap traffic on lap 56, just as the caution would fly for a slowing Max McLaughlin on the front straightaway. The lap 62 restart would see Sheppard take off as Wight would pass both Friesen and Decker to move into second. Rudolph would pass Friesen to move into fourth place on lap 63, as Sheppard led Wight by nearly a half-straightaway.

Sheppard would hit lap traffic on lap 71, with Decker closing in on Wight for second place. Decker would use lap traffic to regain the runner up spot on lap 76, with Wight regaining the spot just one lap later. Wight and Decker would put on a battle in front of the packed house at the Big R, as Sheppard was pulling away from the field. As Sheppard was dealing with lap traffic, Larry Wight would start to reel in the leader. Decker would take second back from Wight on lap 85 as Wight went high exiting turn two. Jimmy Phelps would suffer a flat left rear tire on lap 88 to bring out the caution, erasing Sheppards lead over the field. The lap 88 restart would see Sheppard lead as Decker and Wight battled for second place with Wight moving into the runner up spot. Decker would regain second from Wight on lap 91, as Sheppard started to pull away from the field. Jim Zimmerman would spin in turn three, losing his left rear tire with just seven laps remaining to bring out the caution.


The late race restart would see Sheppard runaway from the field as Decker, Wight, Friesen and Rudolph racing in the top five with Rudolph taking fourth away from Friesen. Rudolph would be all over Larry Wight for the battle for third place as Decker started to catch Sheppard. Sheppard would pull away from Decker to earn his first career Summer Nationals triumph at Ransomville. He led the final 52 laps in route to his third straight win on the Super DIRTcar Series. Larry Wight, Erick Rudolph and Stewart Friesen would complete the top five.


Dustin Gorhan and Brett Martin brought the Investors Service Sportsman to the green flag for their feature event with third place starter Bryan Harris getting loose exiting turn two, setting up a multi-car pileup on the back straightaway. On the lap one restart, Brett Martin would take off into the lead as Chris Burek passed Dustin Gorhan to move into second. Garrison Krentz hit the turn three wall to bring out the caution. The restart green would see Burek and Martin side by side for the lead as Mike Williams, Greg Martin and Gorhan raced inside the top five. Matt Farnham moved into fifth after passing Gorhan on lap four. Burek would take the lead away from Brett Martin on lap five. Farnham would then pass Greg Martin to move into fourth and then went after Brett Martin for third place. With Burek showing the way, Mike Williams and Matt Farnham battled for second and Brett and Greg Martin battled for fourth place at the races midway point. Dean Scott would spin for the second time in turn three to bring out the caution on lap 16. Farnham would catch Williams and would battle for second and would complete the pass to take over the runner up spot with six laps remaining. Burek would pull away to score his second win of the season. Farnham, Williams, Greg Martin and Kevin Wills completed the top five.


Heat race winners Brian Monahan and Chris Dziomba set the pace for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks feature event with Dziomba showing the way over Monahan. Monahan got loose exiting turn four, giving the second position to Pete Stefanski on lap two. Dziomba continued to show the way at the halfway point with Pete Stefanski quickly closing him in. Stefanski would take the lead away on lap 12 entering turn three. With Pete Stefanski showing the way up front, Dziomba was holding off Jake Stefanski in the battle for second. Stefanski would go on to score his first win of the season. Dziomba, Jake Stefanski, Monahan and Ken Camidge completed the top five.

Ransomville will be back in action on Friday August 11th as Stirling Lubricants, Randys Smoke Shop and the FOAR Score Fan Club presents a full card of racing plus Autograph Night! Pit gates will swing open after 5:00pm with grandstands opening at 6:00pm with showtime being at 7:15pm.

RACE RESULTS Coors Light, Parco Buildings and Wendts Propane presents the 33rd Summer Nationals

Super DIRTcar Series Modifieds: MATT SHEPPARD, Billy Decker, Larry Wight, Erick Rudolph, Stewart Friesen, Tim Fuller, Mike Mahaney, Pat Ward, Pete Bicknell, Peter Britten, Jimmy Phelps, Brett Hearn, Ryan Susice, Max McLaughlin, Billy Whittaker, Jeff McGinnis, Keith Flach, Kevin Wills, Tommy Flannigan, Rick Richner, Brandon Walters, Rich Scagliotta, Jim Zimmerman, Steve Schumacher, Kenny Wills, Scott Kerwin, Steve Lewis Jr, Jesse Cotriss, John Smith, Mike Maresca (DNS) Failed to Qualify: Scott George, Tyler Willard

Qualifying Winners: Billy Decker, Larry Wight, Matt Sheppard, Max McLaughlin

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Fast Time: Billy Decker 16.151sec
 

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The Big R Outlaw Shootout presented by Budweiser Rescheduled for October 16, 2017

CONCORD, NC August 7, 2017 The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to Ransomville (NY) Speedway for the rescheduled Big R Outlaw Shootout presented by Budweiser on October 16, 2017.

The Big R Outlaw Shootout, originally scheduled for Sunday, July 23, was postponed due to a heavy rain storm that flooded the pit area at Ransomville Speedway just minutes before the event was scheduled to get underway. The Series returns to the speedway on October 16 to run the event in its entirety.

Tickets for the make-up event at Ransomville Speedway can be purchased online.

Fans who have already purchased tickets for the Big R Outlaw Shootout presented by Budweiser can bring their ticket stub or wristband for admittance to the make-up event on October 16, 2017.
 

 

 

 

Rob Murray Wins John Susice Memorial at Ransomville; Jesse Cotriss Scores Modified Main

 

RRANSOMVILLE, NY (July 28, 2017) Rob Murray from St. Catharines, Ontario was victorious in the inaugural John Susice Memorial for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks on Sunset Bar and Grill Night at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday evening. Jesse Cotriss from Medina, NY won his second Krown Undercoating Modified feature of the season. Jim Harbison from Ransomville, NY won his first career Investors Service Sportsman feature. Cole Susice from Ransomville, NY won his third Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers feature of the season. David Fingerlow from North Tonawanda, NY won his first career Stevensons Hardware Novice Sportsman.



The John Susice Memorial for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks were led to the green flag by Mike Kramarz and Jordan Moden with Kramarz leading the opening circuit with Moden, Jaren Israel, Dave Bailey and Ken Camidge racing in the top five. The battle was on for third as Dave Bailey passed Israel for third and then went after Moden for second and would take over the runner up spot on lap six. Bailey and Kramarz would battle for the lead and would complete the pass going down the back stretch on lap seven to take over the lead. Casey Jonathan spun in turn three to bring out the races first caution on lap 11. The great run for rookie driver Jordan Moden came to an end under the lap 11 caution period after coming to a stop in turn four. On the restart, Bailey would jump into the lead as Kramarz battled with Israel for second as Rob Murray and Pete Stefanski raced for fourth place. Kramarz would clear that battle for second with Murray, Stefanski, and Israel went three wide for a whole circuit with Murray moving into third. Murray would take second away from Kramarz and would start to chase down race leader Dave Bailey. Vince Fargnoli spun in turn two to bring out the caution on lap 19, erasing Baileys half-straightaway lead over Murray and the rest of the field. On the restart, Murray looked underneath Bailey for the lead but Bailey would hold him off with ten laps remaining. Bailey, Murray, Israel, Stefanski, and Kramarz raced in the top five in the remaining circuits, with Murray and Bailey battling for the lead. The pair of Canadians went side by side for several circuits. Murray would take the lead away from Bailey with five remaining, but Bailey would regain the lead coming off turn two. Casey Jonathan leaked fluid on the race track to bring out the caution with three laps remaining. On the restart, Bailey would catch Murray and hit the turn four wall with a flat right front tire. Jake Stefanski and Brian Monahan came together on the front straightaway to bring out the caution with one lap remaining. Murray would hold off Israel to score the win. Billy Bleich Jr used Austin Hausers car for the feature after blowing a motor on his X Factor ride during qualifying race action.

 
 

 

 

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.