Ransomville, NY – Friday, September 06, 2013 – The second visit by the DIRTcar Sportsman pulled into Western New York last Friday as RPM Property Management presented the fifty lap $1000 to Win main.  A full card of Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks, Fireballs, and Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers rounded out the card resulting in some eighty-nine cars filling the pit area.

               Jesse Cotriss of Akron, NY capped of his most memorable season with the win in the fifty lap DIRTcar Sportsman series event.  The 2013 Investors Services Sportsman champion used a move to the inside of Greg Martin on lap twelve to take over the point position.  Cotriss would quickly pull away from the field and hold the top spot through the remainder of the event. Cotriss was forced to deal with lapped traffic by the half-way point but would not have a problem in doing so.  Cotriss took the checker bringing his win count to three at Ransomville Speedway for the season. “That’s just my luck”, commented Cotriss when asked about the lap 48 caution.  “I thought…this is going to be interesting (with a laugh).  Thanks to everyone for coming out.”

               Greg Martin came home in second after leading the first eleven circuits.  Boyd MacTavish advanced his points in the DIRTcar series with a solid third place run. Don Spatorico and Mathieu Desjardins rounded out the top five.   In post race technical inspection, Greg Martin was disqualified due to a weight infraction.  A total of thirty strong came to green in the fifty lap main which was marred by a few cautions and one red flag early on.  The red came on lap eleven when turn one became blocked after a multi-car incident. All cars would pull away with the exception of Brad Rouse who came into the event second in DIRTcar points.


               Alex Morris of Niagara Falls, NY took top honors aboard the twenty lap Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock main event. Piloting his RPM Property Management sponsored #48t, Morris won his second feature main of the season after holding off persistent challenges by Pat Dell. “The car was real tight,” commented Morris.  “It is kind of the way the season has gone but I’m real glad to be here.”  Dell, Brian Lonneville, Jesse Johnston, and Ken Camidge rounded out the top five.


               Pat Dell of Niagara Falls, NY simply needed to take the green in the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock main to earn his very first track championship.  Dell would do more than that as he topped off his best season ever with a solid second place finish. “It feels great,” commented Dell.  “We put a lot of work into this car this year.  The new crate has worked great.”


               Chris Leone of Niagara Falls, NY collected his second win of the season in the Fireball class.  Leone took command early on and held off Patrick OKeefe for the win.  Leone emerged with the points lead with one event remaining. “I lost power steering with two laps to go, “commented Leone.  “I’m really glad to be here.”  OKeefe backed up his win from earlier in the night with a solid second followed by Ashley Harbison, Chad Lederhouse, and Chris Lederhouse.


               Pat OKeefe notched his second feature win of the season in the Fireball division. OKeefe took control early on in the twelve lap main event and held it the entire distance.  OKeefe would collect his second win in a row aboard the Fireball class – this one coming aboard the make-up feature from August 30th when Mother Nature forced officials to end the evening early. “It has been a long season,” commented OKeefe.  “The car in finally handling, it’s great in the corners.”    Ashley Harbison came home in second followed by Chris Leone, Anthony Hermanson, and Chad Lederhouse.

               Austin Susice of Ransomville, NY collected his fourth win of the season aboard his #81 machine.  After a dismal finish the week prior, Susice found himself with a great starting position for the twelve lap feature main.  Susice took full advantage as he claimed the lead early on. Susice would maintain the top spot through the final circuit and take the win. “I knew Jose was there, I just concentrated on running my line,” commented Susice trackside. Corey OKeefe enjoyed a great second place finish followed by Jeff Sonnenberg, Chris Lammerts, and Jay Eck.

INVESTORS SERVICES / DIRTCAR SPORTSMAN SERIES FEATURE FINISH – JESSE COTRISS, Greg Martin, Boyd MacTavish, Don Spatorico, Mathieu Desjardins, Justin Sharp, Cody MacPherson, Derrick Borkenhagen, Joey Ladouceur, Jessica Power, Allan Wills, James Michael Friesen, James Henry, Kevin Wills, Nate Reynolds, Gary Lindberg, AJ Lloyd, Adam Hilton, Jenna David, Sandy Pembleton, Martin Pelletier, Matthew Farnham, Lewis Jackson Jr., Robert Delormier, Andy Smith, Brad Rouse, Rob Clark, Greg Panunte, Mark Chiddy, and Chris Burek.  Heat Winners – Robert Delormier, Boyd MacTavish, Rob Clark, and Jesse Cotriss. Consolation Winners – Joey Ladouceur and Cody McPherson.  DNQ – Andy Jankowiak, Don King, Austin Wood, Jim Zimmerman, Rocky Thompson, and Scott George.

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCK FEATURE FINISH – ALEX MORRIS, Pat Dell, Brian Lonneville, Jesse Johnston, Ken Camidge, Jake Stefanski, Jason Meyers, Jaren Israel, Cliff Brucker, Randy Zimmerman, Donald Hermanson, Webb Nashwinter, Sean Letts, Mike Short, Chad Matison, Kyle Wendt, Cliff Gregg III, Ryan Stephenson, and Ricky Washburn. Heat Winners – Ken Camidge and Sean Letts.

FINDITQUICK.COM FIREBALLS FEATURE FINISH – CHRIS LEONE, Patrick OKeefe, Ashley Harbison, Chad Lederhouse, Chris Lederhouse, Chuck Leone, Anthony Hermanson, Steve Matson, Jim Stone, and Dave Dussault. Heat Winners – Jim Stone.

FINDITQUICK.COM FIREBALL FEATURE FINISH (8-30-13) – PAT OKEEFE, Ashley Harbison, Chris Leone, Anthony Hermanson, Jim Harbison, Chad Lederhouse, Chris Lederhouse, Chuck Leone, Jim Stone, Mike Hossfeld, Dave Dussault, and Don Spillman.

GIPPSTER’S COLLISION 4 BANGER FEATURE FINISH – AUSTIN SUSICE, Corey OKeefe, Jeff Sonnenberg, Chris Lammerts, Jay Eck, Anthony Guthrie, Mike Kramarz, Mike Pahl, Mark Nicoletti, Howard Guthrie, Joey Zimmerman, Jose Torres, BobbiLynn Spillman, John Conklin, Brenden OKeefe, Robert Berry, Ruban Coffey, Ryan Plante, Brian Monahan Jr., Christine Hanel, and Brett Senek. Heat Winners – Corey OKeefe and Joey Zimmerman.