WINS AT RANSOMVILLE
PETE BICKNELL AND
JESSE COTRISS EARN
Ransomville, NY –
Friday, August 30, 2013 – As has become the norm in
2013 – Mother Nature threatened to rear her ugly head
last Friday forcing officials to rush the program for
the eighty-three competitors in attendance. Several rain
delays would hamper the event sponsored by Atwal Eye
Care & the Fire House Tavern. Three events in September
make up the remainder of the 2013 year.
of Ransomville, NY collected a cool $2,000 last Friday
night aboard the 52 lap Stan Friesen Mighty Taco
Modified memorial event. Under a
perfect scenario, feature mains are run from lap one
through the final lap in the same time frame. Thanks to
the likes of Mother Nature, the 52 lap event was split
into two segments after inclement weather forced the
field pitside on lap 26. The cars
would return an hour later to complete the final 26
circuits with Susice in control. Susice would take top
honors for the second time in 2013 aboard his Subway
sponsored #38. Sam Crogan, Ricky
Richner, Chad Brachmann, and Scott Kerwin rounded out
the top five.
race within the race would be between Pete Bicknell and
Erick Rudolph for the 2013 title.
Damage during an incident early on resulted in Rudolph
going a lap down. Motor woes would
sideline Bicknell but it wouldn’t matter as Rudolph
failed to make up the necessary positions to claim the
title. Bicknell was crowned the
champion for the thirteenth time at Ransomville Speedway
winning a pair of features in the process.
Rudolph would claim three wins –one of which came
aboard the $13,000 to WIN Alex Friesen Summer Nationals
event on August 16th.
James Michael Friesen and Greg
Martin put on a barn burner of a race in the twenty-five
lap Investors Services Sportsman main event.
Martin led the majority of the race until the
final corner when Friesen made a move to the outside to
take the lead and the win. Friesen
hounded Martin through the final five laps putting major
pressure on the Wilson, NY driver.
Friesen would bring the crowd to their feet as he pulled
alongside Martin through turns three and four.
Friesen would claim his fourth win of the season
aboard the borrowed car owned by John McKinney.
Martin, Don Spatorico, Allan Wills, and Rob Clark
rounded out the top five.
Jesse Cotriss of
Akron, NY captured his first Ransomville Speedway track
championship! Cotriss simply needed
to take the green in the Investor’s Services Sportsman
main event last Friday to walk away with his first ever
title. Three wins and a very consistent season aided
Cotriss to the title. Safe to say
there will be many very happy family members and crew
attending the 2013 awards and dinner celebration slated
for November 1st.
Brian Lonneville of Sanborn, NY
took top honors last Friday night aboard the Ki-Po
Chevrolet twenty lap Street Stock main event.
Sitting third in points coming into the night,
Lonneville knew he had to have a solid run as the final
two point races were upon us.
Lonneville immediately took control at the start of the
main event and pulled out to a comfortable lead.
A caution on lap eleven would bunch up the field
and put Kyle Wendt and Jaren Israel on his back bumper.
The trio ran nose to tail through the final five
circuits with Lonneville hanging on for his second win
of the season. Wendt, Israel, Jesse
Johnston, and Alex Morris rounded out the top five.
Pat Dell held onto the points lead with an
approximate fifty point separation over defending
Ryan Plante of Ransomville, NY
captured his first Gippster’s Collision 4 Banger feature
of 2013. Plante took advantage of
his front row starting position and quickly established
himself as the leader. Plante ran a
very smart and methodical race under slick conditions
thanks to inclement weather. Plante
would lead through lap seven prior to the race being
halted due to weather. Plante became
the fifth different winner of the season.
Corey OKeefe enjoyed his best finish of the year
in second followed by Brett Senek, Brian Monahan, and
TACO MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH – RYAN SUSICE (38), Sam
Crogan (7), Ricky Richner (26), Chad Brachmann (3),
Scott Kerwin (7K), Alan Johnson (14J), Robbie Krull
(123), Brian Sage (12), Steve Schumacher (56), Jeff
McGinnis (1r), Erick Rudolph (25), Justin Wright (11j),
Nick Joy (12j), Pete Bicknell (42), John Smith (678),
Trevor Perry (3t), and Tommy Flannigan (72). Heat
Winners – Steve Schumacher (56) and Ryan Susice (38).
INVESTOR’S SERVICES SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH –JAMES
MICHAEL FRIESEN (52), Greg Martin (4), Don Spatorico
(5), Allan Wills (111), Rob Clark (19c), Chris Burek
(94), Nate Reynolds (6r), Matt Farnham (7f), Kevin Wills
(51), Justin Sharp (8s), Scott George (26), James Henry
(21)), Billy Coleman (92c), Sandy Pembleton (28), Phil
Vigneri III (47v), Adam Hilton (3a), Jesse Cotriss
(55c), Mike Williams (6m), Andy Smith (1), Derrick
Borkenhagen (25), Boyd MacTavish (41), Brett Martin (4),
and Jim Zimmerman (27). Heat Winners – Greg Martin (4),
Rob Clark (19c), and Justin Sharp (8s).
CHEVROLET STREET STOCK FEATURE FINISH – BRIAN
LONNEVILLE (12), Kyle Wendt (16), Jaren Israel (10),
Jesse Johnston (43), Alex Morris (48t), Ricky Washburn
(05), Pat Dell (14p), Jason Meyers (63), Mike Short
(19s), Randy Zimmerman (5), Cliff Gregg III (18), Webb
Nashwinter (22n), Chase Madison (31), Donald Hermanson
(52), Ryan Stephenson (71), Ken Camidge (25k),
and Sean Letts (40). Heat Winners – Alex Morris
(48t) and Webb Nashwinter (22n).
FINDITQUICK.COM FIREBALL FEATURE FINISH – RAIN -
Heat Winners – Pat OKeefe (77).
COLLISION FEATURE FINISH – RYAN PLANTE (93), Corey
OKeefe (11), Brett Senek (111),
Brian Monahan (36), Mike Pahl (5), Mike Kramarz (4),
Brenden OKeefe (55), Jeff Sonnenburg (17), Joey
Zimmerman (6), Howard Guthrie (13), Jay Eck (23),
BobbiLynn Spillman (76), John Conklin (9c), Anthony
Guthrie (43), Austin Susice (81), Joe Kincade (55k),
Matt Foster (29f), and Ruben Coffey (76r). Heat Winners
– Brian Monahan (36) and Ryan Plante (93).