HANEL, HEALY, CAMILLO, WALLACE, DUHOW AND HANSEN NOTCH WINS ON FINAL POINTS NIGHT; POLLOW, BANSMER, SLACK, AND HANSEN CAPTURE 2016 GOKART TITLES

Ransomville, NY - Thursday, September 1st - A total of 51 Karters were on hand for the final points night of the 2016 season.  14 of them in the Novice class!  The future of our local racing scene certainly looks bright as these youngsters make their start.

With 14 competitors signed in for the Novice class - it was separated into three ten lap mains.  Those with the most feature wins went in the A main, and so on.  Mason Hanel inherited the lead on lap five of the ten lap A main and never looked back.  With the win - Mason ends the season with a total of four victories.  Riley Bloomingdale came home in second followed by Tyler Foster, and Blake Gradl.

The B Novice main went to Hanel's cousin - Leximarie Healy.  Making it a family celebration- Healy took the lead at the start of the event and maintained it the entire distance.  Brayden Bills ran a solid second followed by Anthony Pearson, Ryan Winters, and Jocelyn Just.

In the C Novice main - the win went to Mario Camillo who made his racing debut at the Little R.  Picking up a win your first time at a track is pretty impressive.  Camillo took the lead away from Blake Renowden on lap seven and held it to the finish.  Another first timer - DJ Goetz came home in second followed by Tyler Moden, Renowden, and Bailey Hanel.

The Slack Karts Junior I division only had two competitors sign in as many take vacation this time of the year.  As a result- both Anthony Pollow and Abby Castile made the decision to move up to the Jeffery Machine Junior II ranks for the night.  Anthony Pollow captured the Slack Karts Junior I Title.

In the Jeffery Machine Junior II - the race would prove challenging for the racers as several cautions were thrown. When the checker flew it was Brandon Wallace taking home the win.  Wallace took the lead away from Jacob Bansmer on lap five and held it through the lap fifteen checkered. Bo Wrate finished in second followed by Paul Lassman, Anthony Pollow, Jacob Bansmer, and Abby Castile.  Bansmer was crowned the champion.

The Junior III division had the closest points title coming into the final race.  A tie between five time feature winner Kyle Phillips and four time feature winner Dalton Slack.  Early on it appeared as Phillips had the upper hand as he led the early stages but Slack kept picking them off one by one advancing to the front.  Dylan Duhow would prove to be to strong for Phillips making the pass for the lead on lap four.  Duhow would maintain the point position through the checker for his second win of the season.  Slack would advance to second and claim his first ever Ransomville Speedway title.  Michael Carmer, Randy Giroux, Phillips, Kyle Joseph, Matt Krull, Jordan Moden, Alexis Bolam, and Keirstan Farina rounded out the field.

Joshua Hansen put a gigantic exclamation point on his season as he picked up two feature wins and two titles!!!  Hansen took the lead away from Kayla Joseph on lap nine of the fifteen lap Tim Phillips Garage Senior Lite main and held it to the checker earning him the points title.  Joseph would finish second in the main event and also second in the points.  Eric Veihdeffer, Jeff Anstett, Jordan Moden, Gary Gow III, Alyssa Mullen, TJ Scime, Austin Wilson, Dylan Yorks, Kellilynn Wilkesmore, and David Henning rounded out the field.   

Joshua Hansen collected the win and the title in the Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy division.  Hansen leds all fifteen circuits to the checker followed by James Moll, Jeff Chapman, Eric Veihdeffer, Tim Wnek, and Ashley Daul.

 

 

 

SEASON HIGH KART COUNT AT THE LITTLE R

 

Ransomville, NY - Thursday, August 18th - Fifty-five entries were enjoyed last Thursday night as Mother Nature shined on the Little R after forcing us to cancel the week prior 

A total of fourteen Novice drivers entered last Thursday night's features resulted in three ten lap main events.   Riley Bloomingdale picked up his fourth of the season in the first ten lap main.  Bloomingdale took the lead away from Blake Gradl on lap three and maintained it the remaining distance.  Gradl held on for second followed by Brayden Bills, Mason Hanel, and Reece Rutherford.

The second ten lap Novice main went to Tyler Foster - his fourth win as well.  Foster led all ten circuits with Leximarie Healy running a tight second.  Lexi would settle for the runner up position followed by Ryan Winters, Blake Renowden and Anthony Pearson.

Riley Rutherford captured her first win in the Novice ranks aboard the third ten lap event.  Rutherford took the lead away from Bailey Hanel on lap eight and held it the final two circuits.  Hanel finished in second followed by Jocelyn Just.  Tyler Moden was disqualified following post race tech.

Anthony Pollow won once again in the Slack Karts Junior I division. Pollow led all fifteen laps to capture his sixth in a row, seventh of the year.  Abby Castile finished in second with Wyatt McGinnis third.

Bo Wrate made it two in a row in the Jeffery Machine Junior II division.  Wrate took control at the drop of the green and maintained it the entire distance. Points leader Jacob Bansmer came home in second followed by Brandon Wallace, Paul Lassman, Jayme Stone, Greenley George, and Austin Zimmerman.

Kyle Phillips captured his fifth of the season in the Junior III class also leading all fifteen circuits.  Phillips would hold off Randy Giroux for the win.  Giroux would enjoy his best finish of the year in second.  Dalton Slack, Kyle Joseph, Dylan Duhow, Matt Krull, Michael Carmer, Jordan Moden, and Keirstan Farina rounded out the field.

Brad Duhow made a rare appearance but made it count as he was victorious in the Tim Phillips Garage Senior Lite class.  Duhow took the lead at the start of the fifteen lap main and held it the entire distance.  Josh Hansen advanced to second on the final circuit followed by Kayla Joseph, Eric Veihdeffer, Jeff Anstett, Alyssa Mullen, Robert Henning, TJ Scime, Kellilynn Wilkesmore, David Henning, and Tim Richmond.

Josh Hansen increased his points lead in the Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy division with another victory in the class.  Hansen passed Brad Duhow on lap thirteen and held it the remaining distance.  Both drivers along with Jeff Anstett did double duty running both senior classes.  Anstett would finish in third followed by Matt Veihdeffer, James Moll, Jeff Chapman, Sam Junkin, Ashley Daul, and Tim Wnek.

 

 

GRADL, BLOOMINGDALE, HANEL, POLLOW,, WALLACE, JOSEPH, AND HANSEN TOP GO-KART FIELDS

Thursday, July 28th - It was another gorgeous night in the small Hemlet of Ransomville, NY for the six division go-kart program that produced 54 entries last Thursday. Once again the numbers in the Novice division resulted in triple ten lap events.  Taking his fifth win of the season was Blake Gradl aboard the first ten lap main.  Gradl led all ten laps to the checker. By rule - only six wins are permitted in the Novice division - look for Blake to move into the Junior I ranks in the near future as he continues his winning ways.  Tyler Foster, Reece Rutherford, and Brayden Bills rounded out the top four.

Riley tloomingdale captured his third win of the year in the second ten lap event.  Bloomingdale took control at the drop of the green and maintained it the entire distance.  Ryan Winters, Mason Hanel, and Blake Renowden filled the field.

The third ten lap Novice main went to Bailey Hanel - her second in a row.  Hanel took the lead away from Jocelyn Just on lap four and maintained it the rest of the way.  Just held on for second followed by Tyler Moden and Riley Rutherford.

Anthony Pollow continued his winning way in the Slack Karts Junior I class as he picked up another victory.  Abby Castile and Wyatt McGinnis rounded out the top three.

Brenden Wallace won his third of the season in the Jeffery Machine Junior II class.  Wallace led the entire fifteen circuits to the checker.  Paul Lassman finished in second followed by Bo Wrate, Greenley George, Austin Zimmerman, Jacob Bansmer and Jayme Stone. Stone retired early with mechanical woes.

The Junior III class was won by Kyle Joseph - his first of the season.  Joseph looked strong aboard his #88 machine as he took the lead away from points leader Dalton Slack on lap four.  Joseph would lead the rest of the laps. Slack held on for second followed by Michael Carmer, Matt Krull, Kyle Phillips, Dylan Duhow, Jordan Moden, Randy Giroux, Austin Wilson, Alexis Bolam, Jack Heinrich, and Keirstan Farina,

Josh Hansen picked up the win in the Tim Phillips Garage Senior Lite division.  Hansen took the lead away from Tony Bootes on the final circuit to take the win.  Bootes was dis-qualified pitside for failing to pass tech.  Kayla Joseph was awarded second followed by Jeff Anstett, Alyssa Mullen, Tim Richmond, Jessica Thursam, Elias Johnson, Kellilynn Wilkesmore, Eric Veihdeffer, Jeff Chapman, and David Henning.

Josh Hansen would capture his second feature win of the night - this one in the Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy class.  Hansen took the lead away from Tony Bootes in the final stages and maintained it to the checker.  Jeff Anstett, Matt Veihdeffer, James Moll, Ashley Daul, Zachary Moden, Bootes, and Jeff Chapman rounded out the field.

 

 

HANSEN DOUBLES UP; FOSTER, PEARSON, HANEL, POLLOW, GEORGE, AND SLACK ALSO COLLECT GO-KART WINS



Ransomville, NY - Thursday, July 21st - A total of fifty-one competitors were on hand as the Little R completed yet another night of go-kart racing. In the Novice ranks another stellar field of twelve competitors signed in for competition resulting in triple 10 lap mains. In the first feature event the win would go to Tyler Foster - his third of the year. Foster took the lead on lap four and held it the remaining distance. Leximarie Healy continues to have an excellent rookie season as she came home in second. Reece Rutherford and Brayden Bills rounded out the field.

In the second ten lap Novice feature the win went to Anthony Pearson - his second of the season. Pearson took the lead away from Mason Hanel on lap three and held it the rest of the way. Riley Bloomingdale, Hanel, and Tyler Moden rounded out the field.

In the final ten lap Novice feature it would be Bailey Hanel taking the win. Hanel would take control at the drop of the green and dominate the race. Jocelyn Just made her return after a few weeks off and did an outstanding job coming home second. Owen Zeliff was third. Riley Rutherford was unable to take the green as her throttle stuck during the initial pace lap. Thanks to the quick thinking of her dad and officials along with Riley knowing to try to spin out and slow down - they were able to disable the kart. Everyone was a-okay.

The Slack Karts Junior I main event went to Anthony Pollow - his fourth of the season. Pollow took the lead away from Wyatt McGinnis on lap five and held it the rest of the feature main. Abby Castile would post second at the checker followed by McGinnis. This class should grow in size soon as some of the Novice are talking about making the step up.

Greenley George ran an impressive race in the Jeffery Machine Junior II ranks which led her to her first win of the season. In a division that is very competitive - getting a win is a tough thing to do as all seven competitors are very equal. George took the lead away from Jayme Stone on lap ten and held off persistent challenges from Bo Wrate for the win. Wrate enjoyed his best finish of the season in second followed by Stone whom also enjoyed her best finish. Austin Zimmerman finished in fourth followed by Brenden Wallace, Jacob Bansmer, and Paul Lassman.

Dalton Slack took top honors in the Junior III ranks for the third time in 2016. Slack took the lead on the original start and held off a hard charging Matt Krull for the win. Krull would hold on for second followed by Randy Giroux who enjoyed his best finish of the year. Kyle Phillips, Michael Carmer, Kyle Joseph, Dylan Duhow, Jordan Moden, Austin Wilson, and Keirstan Farina rounded out the field. This is another division that is so closely competitive providing great racing action weekly for the fans.

In the Tim Phillips Garage Senior Lite class Josh Hansen would pick up his first of two wins on the night. Hansen would dominate the main and lead all fifteen circuits. Kayla Joseph continues her impressive season coming home in second. Alyssa Mullen, Jeff Anstett, Erik Veihdeffer, Jessica Thursam, Tim Richmond, Gary Gow III, Tim Scime, Kellilynn Wilkesmore, Elias Johnson, and David Henning rounded out the field. Thursam took a wild ride during qualifying but returned to finish the heat and run the feature.


Hansen would visit victory lane again as he took the win in the Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy ranks. Hansen would lead all fifteen laps. James Moll, Jeff Anstett, Matt Veihdeffer, Ashley Daul, Zachary Moden, and Tim Wnek rounded out the field.

 

 

 

 

RUTHERFORD, HANEL, POLLOW, WALLACE, SLACK, JOSEPH, AND HANSEN COLLECT GO-KART FEATURE WINS


Thursday, July 14th - Ransomville Speedway continues to be blessed with great weather as they completed another Thursday night. A total of forty-nine karters signed in for competition. Reese Rutherford collected her third win in the Novice ranks. Reese led all ten laps in the A main to collect the win. Riley Bloomingdale, Leximarie Hanel, Brayden Bills, and Tyler Foster. The B main win went to Mason Hanel. Hanel used a move to the inside of Ryan Winters on the final lap to take the lead and the win. Winters held on for second followed by Tyler Moden, Owen Zeliff, and Riley Rutherford rounded out the field.

Anthony Pollow captured his second win in a row in the Slack Karts Junior I class. Pollow led all fifteen laps collecting the win over Abby Castile.

Brenden Wallace pulled off a last lap pass on then leader Jacob Bansmer to collect the win in the Jeffery Machine Junior II fifteen lap main. Bansmer would hold onto second followed by Bo Wrate, Paul Lassman, Jayme Stone, Greenley George, and Austin Zimmerman.

Dalton Slack took top honors in the Junior III class. Slack took the lead on lap two and held it the rest of the way. Jordan Moden enjoyed his best finish of the year coming home in second. Michael Carmer, Kyle Phillips, Matt Krull, Kyle Joseph, Randy Giroux, Austin Wilson, Alexis Bolam, and Keirstan Farina rounded out the field.

Kayla Joseph has been on a hot streak as of late and continued it last Thursday picking up her third win in a row in the Tim Phillips Garage Senior Lite division. Joseph led all fifteen laps. Josh Hansen, Alyssa Mullen, Jeff Anstett, Tim Richmond, Elias Johnson, Jessica Thursam, Kelly Lynn, Robert Henning, and TJ Scime rounded out the field.

The Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy win went to Josh Hansen. Hansen took the lead away from Jeff Anstett on lap four of the fifteen lap event and held it the rest of the way. Anstett held on to second followed by Matt Veidheffer, James Moll, Ashley Daul, Zach Moden, and Steve Veihdeffer.

 

 

RUTHERFORD, HANEL, BLOOMINGDALE, POLLOW, JAMES, PHILLIPS, JOSEPH, AND HANSEN COLLECT GOKART WINS

 

Thursday, July 7th - A total of fifty-five go-kart drivers signed in for competition last Thursday night on a newly re-surfaced track. A late day rain shower that fell at 6 pm resulted an little bit later of a start as the moisture had to be run in. After that however the new surface came in great providing with some awesome racing come feature time.

In the Novice ranks - this division continues to bring out big numbers as a total of thirteen entries were on hand. This resulted in triple ten lap mains. Taking her second win of the season in the A main was Reece Rutherford. Reese inherited the lead on lap eight after then leader Brayden Bills and Blake Gradl made contact. Rutherford would lead the remaining two circuits. Leximarie Hanel, Tyler Foster, Bills, and Gradl rounded out the field.

In the B ten lap main event for the Novice - the win would go to Mason Hanel - his second of the season. Hanel took the lead away from Ryan Winters on lap five and maintained it through the ten lap checker. Winters held on for second followed by Blake Renowden and Tyler Moden.

In the C ten lap main the win went to Riley Bloomingdale. Bloomingdale led the entire event. Rylee Rutherford, Owen Zeliff, and Joleen Coffey rounded out the field.

Anthony Pollow took top honors in the Slack Karts Junior I class. It was his second of the season. He would lead all fifteen laps to the finish followed by Abby Castile. Wyatt McGinnis suffered mechanical difficulties and was unable to start the main.

Brayden James moved up to the Jeffery Machine Junior II division and took top honors. James led the entire distance to the checker, Paul Lassman came home in second followed by Greenley George, Bo Wrate, Jacob Bansmer, Brenden Wallace, Austin Zimmerman, and Jayme Stone.

Kyle Phillips won his fourth of the season in the Junior III class. Phillips took the lead away from Randy Giroux on lap twelve and held it the remaining distance. Michael Carmer finished in second followed by Kyle Joseph, Alexis Bolam, Dylan Duhow, Giroux, Matt Krull, Dalton Slack, Keirstan Farina, Jordan Moden, and Austin Wilson.

The Tim Phillips Garage Senior Lite division has been one of the most entertaining of the season. Once again they didn't disappoint as thirteen of them took the initial green. Kayla Joseph captured her second of the season - second in a row. Joseph took the top spot at the drop of the green and maintained it the entire distance. Josh Hansen finished in second followed by Jeff Anstett, Jeff Chapman, Tim Richmond, Alyssa Mullen, Elias Johnson, Jessica Thursam, Gary Gow III, TJ Scime, David Henning, and Eric Veihdeffer.

Josh Hansen took top honors in the Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy fifteen lap main. Hansen took the lead away from James Moll on lap seven and held it the rest of the way. Moll held on for second followed by Matt Veihdeffer, Jeff Anstett, Jeff Chapman, and Dan Schulz.

 

 

 

 

MOLL, JOSEPH, PHILLIPS, BANSMER, JAMES, BILLS, FOSTER, AND WINTERS COLLECT GO-KART WINS AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY

 

Thursday, June 23rd - It was another gorgeous Thursday night in Western New York as fifty-six Go-kart drivers signed in for competition. Once again the Novice class is showing how bright the future of racing is at the Little R as twelve competitors were on hand. Taking home his first feature win of the season was Brayden Bills of Ransomville. Bills led all ten circuits in the first Novice main. Leximarie Healy, Reese Rutherford, and Anthony Pearson rounded out the field. The second ten lap Novice main was won by Tyler Foster - his second of the season. Foster also led all ten laps. Mason Hanel, Jolene Coffey, and Tyler Moden filled the field. The final ten lap Novice feature win went to Ryan Winters. In just his second Go-kart start - the second generation driver would prove the racing talent runs deep in the family. Winters led all ten laps to the checker followed by Riley Bloomingdale, Own Zeliff, and Rylee Rutherford.

The Slack Karts Junior I feature win went to Brayden James. James entered his final event for the Junior I ranks as he will move up to the Jeffery Machine Junior II class at our next event. James led all fifteen laps. Anthony Pollow, Abby Castile, and Wyatt McGinnis rounded out the field.

The Jeffery Machine Junior II divison is currently being dominated by Jacob Bansmer. Bansmer won his fifth out of sixth event last Thursday, leading all fifteen circuits. With Bansmer in control, the race would be hot and heavy for the runner up position with Greenley George hanging on at the checker. Paul Lassman, Bo Wrate, Jayme Stone, Brenden Wallace, and Austin Zimmerman rounded out the class.

The Junior III main event had a total of eleven competitors take the initial green. Dalton Slack led the first ten circuits prior to giving up the point position to Kyle Phillips. Phillips would lead the remaining five laps to take anther win aboard his #21 machine. Matt Krull, Dylan Duhow, Michael Carmer, Jordan Moden, Kyle Joseph, Alexis Bolam, Austin Wilson, Randy Giroux, and Keirstan Farina rounded out the field.

In the Tim Phillips Garage Senior Lite division it was Kayla Joseph collecting her first win of the season. Joseph has been very strong this season and showed it Thursday night as she led tthe entire fifteen laps. Jeff Anstett and Josh Hansen put on a great show for second with Anstett hanging onto the position at the checker. Hansen would be third followed by Gary Gow III, TIm Richmond, Elias Johnson, Robert Henning, Alyssa Mullen, Jessica Thursam, Jeff Chapman, Eric Veihdeffer, and David Henning.

In the Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy class the win would go to James Moll. Moll took the lead away from Matt Veihdeffer on lap fourteen of the fifteen lap event to claim his second win of the season. Veihdeffer held on for second followed by Jeff Chapman, Jeff Anstett, Josh Hansen, Andrew Srock, Ashley Daul, Zachery Moden, and Bobby Hanel

A reminder - we are off Thursday, June 30th for the mid season break

 

 

 

ANSTETT, HANSEN, SLACK, WALLACE, JAMES, GRADL, RUTHERFORD, AND BLOOMINGDALE COLLECT KART WINS AT RANSOMVILLE


Thursday, June 16th - A total of fifty-five go-karters were on hand last Thursday night for the fifth event of the 2016 season. In the Novice division a total of thirteen drivers entered the nights activities resulting in triple ten lap main events. Blake Gradl would collect his fourth win of the season after leading all ten circuits of the first main, Gradl made the winning pass on Brayden Bills on lap eight and held it the final two laps. Leximarie Healy, Tyler Moden, and Bills rounded out the field. In the second ten lap event the win would go to Reese Rutherford and would be her first of the season. Rutherford led all ten laps. Mason Hanel, Tyler Foster, Bailey Hanel, and Jolene Coffey rounded out the field. In just his first start of the season, Riley Bloomingdale came home victorious in the third ten lap event. Bloomingdale would lead the entire distance to the checker followed by Ryan Winters and Owne Zeliff.

The Slack Karts Junior I fifteen lap feature main was won by Brayden James. James took the lead at the drop of the green and would maintain it the entire distance. Wyatt McGinnis enjoyed a great second place finish followed by Abby Castile and Anthony Pollow,

In the Jeffery Machine Junior II class the win would go to Brenden Wallace - his first of the season. Wallace took the lead away from Paul Lassman on lap seven of the fifteen lap event and held it the remainder of the way. Jacob Bansmer, Daniel Johnston, Greenley George, Austin Zimmerman, Bo Wrate, Lassman, and Jayme Stone completed the field.

Dalton Slack captured his first win of the season at the Little R aboard the Junior III division. Slack used a move to the inside of Michael Carmer on lap eleven of the fifteen lap feature and held it the final four laps. Carmer held on for second followed by Jordan Moden, Alexis Bolam, Randy Giroux, Dylan Duhow, Kyle Joseph, Austin Wilson, and Matt Krull.

Josh Hansen took top honors in the Tim Phillips Garage Junior III fifteen lap event, Hansen would lead the entire distance from green to checker. Jeff Anstett came home second followed by Shawn Jeffery, Jeff Chapman, Tim Richmond, Robert Henning, Alyssa Mullen, Elias Johnson, Jessica Thursam, Gary Gow, Eric Veihdeffer, David Henning, and Kayla Joseph rounded out the field.

The win in the Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy class would go to Jeff Anstett. Anstett took the lead at the drop of the green and maintained it the entire fifteen laps. Shawn Jeffery advanced to second followed by James Moll, Mike Evans, Josh Hansen, Matthew Veihdeffer,
Jeff Chapman, Ashley Daul, and Zachary Moden.

 

 

CHAPMAN, DUHOW, BANSMER, POLLOW, GRADL, FOSTER, AND MODEN WIN AT THE LITTLE R

 

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 - A total of fifty-four go-karts were on hand last Thursday night for the weekly racing card. The Novice class enjoyed thirteen entries - a season high. For safety reasons as these drivers are learning - we elect to not start more than 5 in a race therefore we split them into three ten lap feature mains. Taking his third win of the season in the A main was Blake Gradl. Gradl would lead all ten circuits enroute to picking up the win. Coming home in second was Anthony Pearson, Leximarie Healy, Brayden Bills, and Reese Rutherford, The B ten lap main was won by Tyler Foster - his first career win at the Little R. Foster took the lead away from Mason Hanel on the final lap. Hanel finished in second followed by Jocelyn Just, The C ten lap main victory went to the 7 kart of Tyler Moden. It was also his first win at the Little R. Jolene Coffey finished in the runner up position. The 5 of Rylee Rutherford was unable to take the green as clutch problems plagued her. Owen Zeliff also suffered mechanical woes resulting in a dns.

The Slack Karts Junior I fifteen lap feature was won by Anthony Pollow. Pollow took the lead at the drop of the green and maintained the point position through the lap fifteen checker. Two time winner Brayden James finished in second followed by Abby Castile and Wyatt McGinnis,

In the Jeffery Machine Junior II class the win would go to Jacob Bansmer. Proving to be unstoppable - Bansmer once again showed the quick way around resulting in his fourth straight win. Greenley George, Paul Lassman, Bo Wrate, Jayme Stone, Austin Zimmerman, Brenden Wallace, and Daniel Johnston rounded out the field.

Dylan Duhow took the lead away from Kyle Phillips on lap twelve of the fifteen lap main for his first win of the season in the Junior III class. Dalton Slack, Phillips, Randy Giroux, Matt Krull, Kyle Joseph, Michael Carmer, Alexis Bolam, Keirstan Farina, and Jordan Moden rounded out the field.

The Tim Philiips Garage Senior Lite division has boasted some of the highest kart counts of the season and this was the case yet again last Thursday. A total of thirteen drivers took the green in the fifteen lap main. When the checkers flew it would be Jeff Chapman claiming the win in his #23 entry. Chapman led all fifteen laps. Josh Hansen advanced to second followed by Kayla Joseph, Blake Matjoulis, Tim Richmond, Eric Veihdeffer, Elias Johnson, Gary Gow III, Brad Martin, Jeff Anstett, Alyssa Mullen, David Henning, and Jessica Thursam.

The Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy win would also go to Jeff Chapman as he pulled double duty. As in the Senior Lite class - Chapman would also lead all fifteen laps of this venture. James Moll finished in second followed by Matt Veihdeffer, Josh Hansen, Jeff Anstett, and Ashley Daul.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our competitors and fans for hanging in there with us this year. With new ownership comes growing pains. We are working very hard at learning the racing surfaces to hopefully provide the best one possible. Unfortunately we did start late on Thursday but the end result was some awesome racing. Thank you again.

 

 

 

 

HANEL, JUST, JAMES, BANSMER, PHILLIPS, AND HANSEN COLLECT KART WINS



Thursday, June 2nd - A total of fifty go-karts were on hand last Thursday for the fourth event of the season on the Little R. In the Novice ranks - there were a total of nine entries - in the interest of safety as these youngsters are just beginners - the field was split into two ten lap mains. Taking the win in the first was Leximarie Healy - her second of the season. Healy took the lead at the start of the A main and held it the entire distance. Reese Rutherford came home second in her season debut followed by Brayden Bills and Mason Hanel.


Jocelyn Just won her first go-kart feature aboard the B main, Coming a long way since the 2015 season - Just has shown great improvement this season and proved that Thursday with the win. Just took the lead and the win at the checkered over Tyler Foster, Tyler Moden, Jolene Coffey, and Rylee Rutherford.


In the Slack Karts Junior I division - the win went to Brayden James. James recently made the move up from the Novice class and has won two events in the Slack Karts Junior I ranks already. James led the early stages but lost the lead to Abby Castile around the half way point. James regained the point position on lap ten and led he remaining distance in the fifteen lap affair. Anthony Pollow finished in second followed by Castile and Wyatt McGinnis.


Jacob Bansmer is proving to be unbeatable in the Jeffery Machine Junior II class as he won his third straight last Thursday. Bansmer took control at the drop of the green and maintained it the entire distance. Branden Wallace, Paul Lassman, Austin Zimmerman, Lily Bell, Greenley George, Bo Wrate, and Jayme Stone rounded out the field.


In the Junior III division the win went to Kyle Phillips - his third of the year. Phillips took the lead away from Dalton Slack on lap twelve of the fifteen lap feature and held it the remaining distance. Slack held on for second followed by Dylan Duhow, Randy Giroux, Michael Carmer, Matt Krull, Alexis Bolam, Trevor Wright, and Keirstan Farina.


Josh Hansen was on fire last Thursday as he picked up two victories. The first came in the Tim Phillips Garage Senior Lite class. After a tight battle with Jeff Anstett, Hansen would take over the top spot on lap ten and hold it the remaining five laps. Anstett came home in the runner up position followed by Eric Veihdeffer, Blake Matjoulis, Hannah Weltzer, Jeff Chapman, Kayla Joseph, Tim Richmond, James Foley, Gary Gow III, Jessica Thursam, and David Henning.


Hansen would pick up his second of the night in the Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy ranks. Hansen took control at the start of the fifteen lap main and held it through the checkered. Matt Veihdeffer advanced to second followed by Jeff Chapman, Jeff Anstett, James Moll, Kyle Podgers, and Ashley Daul.


If you have not taken in a go-kart event at the Little R - be sure to plan one in the near future. The action is always jammed packed and the grandstand are always Free. Race time is every Thursday at 7 pm. See our schedule on www.ransomvillespeedway.com for details.

GRADL, HANEL, JAMES, BANSMER, PHILLIPS, MATJOULIS, AND MOLL CAPTURE KART WINS

Ransomville, NY - Thursday, May 26th - Fifty go-karts filled the pit area this last Thursday for six great divisions of racing on the Little R.   The Novice class is split into two ten lap mains.  Taking his second win in as many weeks was Blake Gradl.  Gradl would lead all ten laps to the win.  Anthony Pearson and Leximarie Healy rounded out the field.  The 25 of Brayden Bills suffered mechanical issues on the pace lap and would not be able to make the feature start.   The second ten lap main win went to Mason Hanel.  It was Hanel's first win at Ransomville Speedway.  Hanel would take the lead away from Jolene Coffey on lap eight and maintain in the final two circuits.  Coffey, Tyler Moden, and Tyler Foster rounded out the field.  The 88j of Jocelyn Just suffered mechanical issues on the pace lap and would head pitside.

Brayden James collected his first win in the Slack Karts Junior I division in just his second start in the class.  James moved up from the Novice division after a week one win.  Anthony Pollow and Abby Castile rounded out the top three.  Jacob Bansmer was a DNS.

Bansmer would make the call for the Jeffery Machine Junior II feature main and make it count as he collected his second win in a row.  Bansmer took the lead away from Greenley George on lap thirteen of the fifteen lap main and held it the remaining distance.  Bo Wrate, George, Brenden Wallace, Jayme Stone, and Paul Lassman rounded out the field.

Kyle Phillips won his first of 2016 in the Junior III division after taking the checkered last Thursday.  Phillips would take the point position away from Dylan Duhow on lap five of the fifteen lap event and hold it the rest of the way.  Duhow held on for second followed by Michael Carmer, Dalton Slack, Randy Giroux, Alexis Bolam, Jordan Moden, Keirstan Farina, Kyle Joseph, and Matt Krull.

A total of fourteen strong took the green in the Tim Phillips Garage Senior Lite class.  Blake Matjoulis would prove to be the class of the field as he led all fifteen laps uncontested.  Braden Foley advanced to second at the checkered followed by Kayla Joseph, Josh Hansen, Eric Veihdeffer, Jeff Chapman, Jeff Anstett, Alyssa Mullen, Tim Richmond, James Foley, Gary Gow III, Jessica Thursam, and David Henning.

James Moll won his first of the season in the Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy class.  Moll led all fifteen laps to the checkered followed by Jeff Anstett, Matt Veihdeffer, Josh Hansen, Jeff Chapman, and Ashley Daul.

Several drivers doing double doing at the Little R this year - a site we love to see.

Looking to give your company some exposure??  Help the kids out??  Call us - division sponsorships are still available in the Novice and Junior III ranks.  As seen above - there is a vast amount of exposure received including the results story which is posted on our website, a PA announcement every Friday in front of the big crowd, PA announcements through-out the Go-Kart program and inclusion on the Go-Kart pages on our website.  Call the speedway for information.  716-791-3602

 

 

JEFFERY, ANSTETT, CARMER, BANSMER, PEARSON, AND GRADL WIN GO-KART MAINS

Ransomville, NY - A total of 61 go-karters were on hand last Thursday night for the official start of the 2016 season.  Always a pleasure to see our future big track stars as they get their feet wet in the go-kart ranks.  Beginning with the Novice class - a total 9 competitors took part in twin 10 lap mains.  Taking the win in the first was Anthony Pearson. Pearson led all ten circuits to the checkered followed by Leximare Healy, Jolene Coffey and Brayden Bills.  The second 10 lap main was won by Blake Gradl.  Making is first debut behind the wheel on the LIttle R, Blake proved the apple does not fall far from the tree as he follows in his dads footsteps.  Following Gradl across the line were Tyler Foster, Mason Hanel, and Jocelyn Just.

Jacob Bansmer took top honors in the Slack Karts Junior I class in the fifteen lap main.  Bansmer would show the quick way around the 1/10th mile oval and take it green to checker.  Anthony Pollow, Brayden James, and Wyatt McGinnis rounded out the field.

Bansmer would double up on the night as he also took the win in the Jeffery Machine Junior II ranks. Bansmer took the lead away from Paul Lassman on lap 12 of the 15 lap main and held it the final three circuits.  Lassman held on for a strong second after winning both of his qualifying heats.  Bo Wrate, Greenley George. Brandon Wallace, Jayme Stone, Daniel Johnston, Lily Bell, and Austin Zimmerman.

Michael Carmer took the lead away from Jordan Moden on lap 5 of the 15 lap Junior Restricted main and held it the remaining distance.  Matt Krull advanced to second at the checker followed by Dylan Duhow, Moden, Kyle Phillips, Alexis Bolam, Dalton Slack, Randy Giroux, and Keirstan Farina.

Both the Tim Phillips Garage Senior Lights and Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavies enjoyed great kart counts.  In the Lights division the win would go to Jeff Anstett.  The Friday night race director turns racer on Thursdays as he enjoys racing karts through-out the season.  Anstett would lead all 15 laps to the checkered followed by Jonathan Reid, Josh Hansen, Blake Matjoulis, Kayla Joseph, Eric Veihdeffer, Gary Gow III, Alyssa Mullen, Braden Foley, TIm Richmond, James Foley, Jessica Thursam, and Elias Johnson.

The Jeffery Machine Senior Heavy class had a special 20 lap race with Jeffery Machine putting up $350 for the top three positions.  The very competitive field of 13 karts enjoyed several different leaders however when it counted - it would be Shawn Jeffery taking home the victory.  Mike Evans, Jonathan Reid, Jeff Anstett, Mike Jeffery, Jeff Chapman, Matt Veihdeffer, Josh Hansen, James Moll, Tim Richmond,George Curtis, Brad Duhow, and Ashley Daul would round out the field.