FRIESEN, RUDOLPH, JOHNSTON, MEYERS, AND TORRES CLAIM WINS AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY
Ransomville, NY – Friday, June 14, 2013 – After suffering difficult weather conditions in the past few weeks in Western New York, Mother Nature was finally on our side as bright blue skies reigned over the Big R last Friday. A total of ninety-five cars filled the pit area set to entertain a jam packed grandstands. After three weeks of rain claimed the victor, safe to say everyone was more than ready to get back to the track as Johnston’s Restaurant, Modern Corporation, and Investor’s Services presented a full card of racing.
James Michael Friesen of St. Catharines, Ontario collected a cool grand last Friday night after his victory in the fifty lap VP D98 Sportsman series event. Piloting his #52 entry, Friesen took the lead away from James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY on lap three and held it the remaining distance. Friesen would hold off defending champion Don Spatorico who mounted a challenge at the mid-way point. Friesen would build up a comfortable lead in the final fifteen laps prior to lapped traffic allowed Spatorico to close the margin. The pair would dice their way through the slower machines with Friesen maintaining the point position. Friesen would collect the win followed by Spatorico, Jesse Cotriss, Nate Reynolds, and Henry.
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For all Investor's Services Sportsman and Mighty Taco Modified drivers who compete on July 2nd, July 3rd, and July 5th at Ransomville Speedway - you will receive a 5 gallon pail of VP Racing Fuel. In addition - those drivers names will go into a drawing where the lucky winner will receive a FULL drum of VP Racing Fuel. Many thanks to VP Racing Fuel for their continued support!
RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY MAKES BATTLE AT THE BORDER A TWO DAY SHOW
Ransomville, NY – Tuesday, June 11, 2013 – Mother Nature has not been a friend to weekly short track racing in the Northeast in 2013. A total of one and a half rain-outs have plagued Ransomville Speedway in just the first five weeks of the season prompting officials to consider make-up dates.
“After last Friday’s rain-out, we received a few calls in the office from drivers asking about making some of these point shows up,” commented Marketing and PR Director Tana Robinson. “Through these conversations came the idea to run the Eve of the Battle at the Border – Tuesday, July 2nd.”
“Awesome, I love it,” commented 2011 Mighty Taco Modified champion Chad Brachmann. Brachmann is excited to have another opportunity to earn points towards the 2013 title – one he hopes to come out on top of. In 2012 – Brachmann came into the night tied with Pete Bicknell. The pair would run nose to tail much of the event with Bicknell claiming the title – just edging out Brachmann. To say Brachmann is looking to reverse that in 2013 would be an understatement.
“I’d love another point’s night,” commented BCL racing Representative Jim Briggs. Briggs was on hand last Friday when the decision to cancel due to inclement weather. “We really don’t get too many opportunities to race,” commented Briggs. “It’s exciting to have another race added to the schedule.”
Slated for competition will include the Mighty Taco Modified’s, Investor’s Services Sportsman, Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks, and Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers. Gates will open at 5 pm in the Pits and 6 pm in the Grandstands. Racing will being at 7:15 pm.
The racing will continue the following night – Wednesday, July 3rd for the 4th annual Battle at the Border. Presented by Waste Management and FinditQuick.com , the $5000 to WIN 75 lap 358 Modified headline is also a stop on the Super DIRTcar Series promising a great field of cars will be on hand. Additionally, the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series will also be in attendance. Between these two divisions and the FinditQuick.com Fireballs – car counts should near 100. Gate times for Wednesday are 4:30 in both the Pits and Grandstands. Racing will begin with time trials at 7 pm.
Make plans to kick off your Holiday weekend on Tuesday, July 2nd at the Big R where Camping is always free.
For the fifth consecutive year, the AFL/CIO
Niagara/Orleans Central Labor Council will be
working with the Friesen Family and the
Ransomville Speedway to present “Labor’s Night
at the Races”. The event is one of the major
fund raisers hosted by the AFL/CIO
Niagara/Orleans Central Council to benefit the
United Way of Greater Niagara. The event is
scheduled for Friday, June 7th, 2013 with a rain
date scheduled for Friday, June 21, 2013.
RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY TRACK PROFILE: RICH VINSON
Vinson, of Sanborn, NY, has been driving a stock car at Ransomville Speedway since 1986. He started in the track’s Limited Sportsman class before moving to the big block modifieds. When the speedway changed to 358 Modifieds in 1990, Vinson went along with the change in the program and has been a regular competitor within the class ever since.
Rich will be looking for his first win of the 2013 season tonight when his sponsor, Investors Service Company, will be in the Bud VIP Towers as the track’s major sponsor for the night.
RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY TRACK PROFILE: SCOTT KERWIN
Having 25 plus years at Ransomville Speedway, Scott Kerwin is a veteran of the track’s very busy pit area on Friday nights. Tonight, Kerwin’s opportunity to get his second Mighty Taco 358 Modified Division win of the 2013 season at the Niagara County half mile oval.
Scott is a three time Investors Service Company Sportsman champion and a champion in the Pro Stocks and Bomber class. If Scott would be a champion in the 358 Modifieds, then he would become the first driver in the 56 year history of Ransomville Speedway to win four championships in four different divisions.