Ransomville, NY – Saturday, September 14, 2013 – The 2013 season came to a close last Saturday night with the annual King of the Hill events sponsored by Investors Services.  Twin $1,000 to win 100 lap mains for the Investors Services Sportsman and Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks highlighted the weekend.  A total of 150 cars participated in the two day affair.
               Scott George of Wilson, NY collected a cool grand with his win in the 100 lap Investors Services King of the Hill event.  George took the lead early on and held it through the lap 100 mark aboard his Wilson IGA sponsored #26.  George returned to weekly racing after a few year hiatus to start his family.  The former Mr. DIRT Sportsman champion looked the best he has all season long as he dominated the open wheel season finale through much of the event.  A late race caution put Greg Panunte on George’s back bumper setting up a late race challenge.  Panunte would challenge George down low but it would be George hanging on for the big win. “We’ve been struggling this year,” commented George. “ I just concentrated on hitting my marks.  I didn’t think I’d ever get here.”
               Panunte came home in the second position followed by Cody McPherson.  The Merrittville Speedway regulars made a hand full of stops at the Big R in 2013 and once again proved they know the track well. Kevin Wills backed up his win from the night prior with a fourth place finish followed by James Henry who advanced from his sixteenth place starting position.  2012’s winner Karl Comfort came home in sixth followed by Rob Clark, Gary Lindberg, AJ Lewis, and Allan Wills whom rounded out the top ten. A total of twenty-five cars took the initial green.


                Brian Lonneville of Sanborn, NY was victorious in the 100 lap King of the Hill for the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks.  Lonneville inherited the lead on lap ninety-one when current leader Jaren Israel suffered a right rear flat tire.  Lonneville had been challenging the Wilson, NY driver for several circuits before lady luck played in his favor.  Lonneville was elated trackside as he was joined by family and crew. “That was a tough break for Jaren,” commented Lonneville.  “We were there and hung on for the win.  When you have a good car, the yellow flags don’t matter.”
               2013 track champion Pat Dell of Niagara Falls, NY finished in the second position followed by 2012 King of the Hill victor Mike Short.  Invader Bill Bleich came home in the fourth position followed by Ricky Washburn who rounded out the top five.  A total of twenty-two cars took the initial green.

               Brian Monahan Jr. took top honors in the Gippster’s Collision 4 Banger twelve lap non-winner event.  Monahan took the lead at the start of the feature main aboard the Jose Torres owned machine and maintained it for the entire event. Monahan would celebrate trackside surrounded by family and friends. “Jose called me on Sunday and asked me if I wanted to drive his car,” commented Monahan. “It’s the fastest thing I’ve ever driven.”    


               Butch Zimmerman of Burt, NY collected the win in the fifteen lap Parts Plus Street Stock main event.  Zimmerman took control from his outside front row starting position and held it the entire distance.  “We came here to win tonight,” commented Zimmerman. “Wish we could race here more.”  Mike Welch came home in second followed by Steve Austin, Mike Childrose, and Marc Minutolo.


Derek Wagner won the 4/6 cylinder enduro.


INVESTOR’S SERVICES SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH – SCOTT GEORGE, Greg Panunte, Cody McPherson, Kevin Wills, James Henry, Karl Comfort, Rob Clark, Gary Lindberg, AJ Lewis, Allan Wills, James Michael Friesen, Sandy Pembleton, Mike Williams, Chris Burek, Jim Zimmerman, Rob Bussey, Brett Martin, Andrew Jacobson, Derek Smith, Nate Reynolds, Andy Smith, Greg Martin, Jesse Cotriss, and Derrick Borkenhagen. Heat Winners – Gary Lindberg and Karl Comfort.


KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCK FEATURE FINISH – BRIAN LONNEVILLE, Pat Dell, Mike Short, Billy Bleich, Ricky Washburn, Cliff Gregg III, Alex Morris, Chase Mattison, Webb Nashwinter, Jesse Johnston, Cliff Brucker, Pete Reid, Jaren Israel, Neil Pafk, Ryan Stephenson, Marc Minutolo, Ken Camidge, Jake Stefanski, Kyle Wendt, Sean Letts, Price Richardson, and Dave Small. Heat Winners – Alex Morris and Pat Dell.


PARTS PLUS STREET STOCK FEATURE FINISH – BUTCH ZIMMERMAN, Mike Welch, Steve Austin, Mike Childrose, George Lavare, Marc Minutolo, and Keith Keuer.  Heat Winners - Mike Welch.  DNS – Mark Loveland.


GIPPSTER’S COLLISION 4 BANGER FEATURE FINISH – BRIAN MONAHAN JR., Brendan OKeefe, Chris Lammerts, Corey OKeefe, Joey Zimmerman, Paul Plante, Mark Nicoletti, Howard Guthrie, Chris Miller, Ruban Coffey, Eugene Washburn, Anthony Guthrie, BobbiLynn Spillman, and John Conklin. Heat Winners – Brian Monahan Jr. and Joey Zimmerman.