RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ Sponsors continue to come on board at Ransomville Speedway for the 2016 season. Investors Service Company, Jerry Gradl Motors, Strate Welding, Finish Line Detail and Tim Phillips Garage are into the fold at the popular half-mile DIRTcar sanctioned half-mile.

Investors Services Company is the official sponsor of the Sportsman division and a major supporter of the King of the Hill event weekend. Investors Service Company advertises weekly with a trackside billboard as well.  Look to Investors Services for your home maintenance needs.  They also own and manage several apartments in the Niagara Falls area. So if you’re looking for a place to live, give Investors Service Company a call at 
716-285-3000. Check out it’s website at investorsservicecompany.com. ISC owner Mike Greenawalt drove in the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock division for several years and is a big supporter of Ransomville Speedway.

Jerry Gradl Motors is owned by Jerry Gradl Jr and asphalt modified racing star Chuck Hossfeld. They have two great locations to serve you at 711 Niagara Falls Boulevard in North Tonawanda, NY and 6704 Transit Road in Williamsville, NY. Give them a call in North Tonawanda at 716-743-400l or in Williamsville at 
716-428-3489  Do you need a used car, truck or SUV?  Stop by Gradl Motors and tell them you heard about them at Ransomville Speedway.  They have a trackside billboard for advertising purposes at Ransomville Speedway. They have been open since 1958 and have a Guaranteed Credit Approval process. 

Strate Welding in Lockport, NY is new to Ransomville Speedway in 2016 . Check out their grandstand billboard when at the speedway.  Whether it is a home project or an aircraft carrier Strate Welding can provide the equipment and supplies to do the job. From balloons to laser mixtures a gas can be provided. For all of your welding needs give them a call at 
716-434-6193 or visit them at 6776 North Canal Road in Lockport. For immediate information and more loactions go to strateweldingsupply.com.  

Finish Line Detail...if you need your vehicle detailed.  Support Mike Martin and Finish Line Detail.  The official detailer of the Ransomville Speedway pace car. They always do an great job. For more information, see Mike Martin in the pit area on race night or visit their facebook page.

Choose Tim Phillips Garage on Grand Island for your automotive repair needs. Tim Phllips Garage is the proud sponsor of the Senior Lites Go-Kart division. Tim Phillips Garage is located at 2939 Baseline Road. For affordable repair costs on all aspects of your vehicle. For more information go to timphillipsgarage,com or call them at 

Ransomville Speedway is currently looking for division sponsors for  it’s Thursday night go-kart program.





Ransomville, New York_ With the 2016 season underway, Ransomville Speedway continues to announce additional sponsors for the season.

Snyder Industries located in Tonawanda, NY is familiar to Ransomville Speedway. They will be in the track’s VIP Towers several times. The president of Snyder Industries is former Ransomville Speedway and DIRT Modified champion Charlie Rudolph and father of Erick Rudolph.

 Snyder Industries has an arsenal of machining equipment using the latest technology in multi-tasking machining centers, milling, turning, gear shaping and heat treating with the highest quality control standards. For more information on Snyder Industries go to its website a t
snyderindustries.com or phone them at 716-694-1240.

Stedman Nursery is located in Newfane, NY. They are Western New York's only landscape company that grows their own plant material, saving you money by cutting out the middleman. Stedman's award winning landscape design specialists can help you add beauty and value to your home for years to come. Give them call at 

United Materials has batch offices located in Sanborn, Orchard Park and Lancaster. It’s corporate offices are located in North Tonawanda, NY. United Materials has provided the Big R with the many concrete barriers seen through-out the speedway.  From the track wall to the landscaping in the parking lot – these are all compliments of United Concrete. Contact them at 
716-213-5832. Its website is unitedmaterialsLLC.com.

Dig Safely New York is headquartered in East Syracuse, NY. Dig Safely New York, is your one-call center serving as a link between you and the underground utility operators. The mission of Dig Safely New York is to prevent damages to underground facilities and protect the public through education and quality communication with excavators, underground facility operators, and designers in an efficient, courteous, and cost-effective manner, while complying with governing regulations. Call them at toll free at 811 or 
1-800-962-7962 or visit their website at digsfelyny.com

Just Signs and Designs located in Ransomville. For all your vinyl needs - call Just Signs and Designs at 
716-807-9536.  Just Signs and Designs are responsible for most of the billboards seen at Ransomville.  See owner Dave Just and his son Scott at the two 360 Patriot Sprint shows this season at Ransomville Speedway. Just Signs and Designs recently designed the Ransomville Speedway pace car. 

Telco Construction is located in East Aurora, NY. For all of your construction needs, give them call at 
716-805-1520. Telco Construction provides a wide array of preconstruction services that are essential to ensuring the success of a project. We work closely with all involved parties to ensure that our clients enter the construction phase of a project with confidence. Our pre-construction services include: Developing cost proposals, Scheduling, Subcontractor procurement, Procuring testing agency services, preparing project phasing plans and providing detailed cost analysis. Check out their website telcoconstruction.com

Z&M Ag is new to Ransomville Speedway in 2016 and is advertising weekly with a grandstand billboard. They have several locations in the Western New York region and into Edinboro, PA. The closest located to Ransomville Speedway is in Oakfield, NY.  They offer a wide range of John Deere tractors, lawn & garden equipment, farm equipment, light industrial equipment and John Deere Toy Tractors and merchandise. Check out their website at 

With the regular season already started, don’t forget about Memorial Day Monday, May 30th when the Super DIRT car 358 Modified Series returns to Ransomville Speedway.  Watch all of the Ransomville Speedway regulars take on the series invaders.




The 2015 season saw history made with Ryan Susice winning the 358 Modified championship. Susice was the youngest driver to ever win a Ransomville Speedway Modified championship, at 24 years of age. Ryan is the one of two drivers to win a championship at Ransomville Speedway in three different divisions. Along with the 358 Modifieds, he’s won titles in the Sportsman and the Street Stocks. Ryan won the championship last year in a tough late season battle with Danny Johnson and Pete Bicknell, Ryan took one feature victory and was consistent in his finishes which helped in his path to the championship. 

A second generation driver, his dad, Roy competed at Ransomville Speedway in the 1980’s. Like many of the young drivers at Ransomville Speedway, Ryan got his start in the Thursday night go-kart program. 

Ryan already has two nights in the books this season with starts at Merrittville Speedway in Rob Clark’s new Bicknell chassis. 

“This year we’re going to concentrate on the wins and let the points take care of themselves,” says Ryan.

 Ryan will have to take on a great Ransomville Speedway Krown Undercoating 358 Modified field,  once again. Ryan will also drive a 360 Sprint car when the Patriot Sprints come into Ransomville Speedway twice in 2016. Ryan will also drive several Southern Ontario Sprint events in Canada. He may see more work with the Rob Clark 358 Modified at Merrittville Speedway when his schedule allows. 

Ryan admits to having the pressure off.

“The last three weeks in 2015 were stressful, I was glad when it was finally over,” said Susice, as he recollected his championship season.

Last season, Ryan also won in a big block Modified race at Sharon (OH) Speedway last season and at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park two years ago. 

Ryan had a busy off-season driving a Three-Quarter Midget a the three race series which was promoted by Lenny Sammons of AARN. Those took place in  Atlantic City, NJ, Trenton, NJ and Allentown, PA. 

Sponsoring The Ryan Susice Race Team is Asset Consulting Experts, Subway, Tim Phillips Garage, RPM Property Management, Investors Service Company and Philpac.

The crew is Roy, Ricky, Mike, John, and Scott. Ryan sends out a special thanks to his mom Judy and his fiancé Becky.




For the eighth consecutive year, the AFL/CIO Niagara/Orleans Central Labor Council will be working with Ransomville Speedway to present “Labor’s Night at the Races”. The event is one of the major fundraisers hosted by the AFL/CIO Niagara Orleans Central Labor Council to benefit the United Way of Greater Niagara. This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, June 10th, 2016, with a rain date scheduled for Friday, June 17th, 2016.

The AFL/CIO Niagara Orleans Central Labor Council and their affiliated union locals along with the United Way of Greater Niagara have had a great time at the half mile oval track for the past seven years, offering a great program to their members and families. This event has sparked a lot of interest and will certainly do the same when it comes together in June.

This is an awesome event” commented PR and Marketing Director Tana Robinson. We are honored that the AFL/CIO Niagara Orleans Central Labor Council has chosen Ransomville Speedway to hold this fundraiser for the United Way of Greater Niagara. The Labor Council does a fantastic job organizing this event. It’s great to work with fine people at the Labor Council and the United Way. Both Bill Jakobi and Jim Briggs have been instrumental in laying the ground work for this event. In the past seven years they have raised over $66,000, thanks to the continuous support we get from Ransomville Speedway, Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY, Maxwell & Murphy Attorneys at Law, M&T Bank, Lewis & Lewis P.C. the Niagara Orleans Central Labor Council and all their Union Affiliates. This support goes a long way to help those in our community that need help through the programs that the United Way invests in that focus on education, health and income.

Tickets for the 8th Annual “Labor’s Night at the Races” are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased at the United Way of Greater Niagara’s office, 6420 Inducon Drive W, Suite B2, Sanborn NY 14132, call Bill Jakobi at (716) 731-4580 or order on website www.laborsrace.com. Also tickets can be purchased at the Novelty Booth at Ransomville Speedway. Tickets are $15.00 per ticket & children under 12 $7.00. Tickets Include Admission to the races, tent party where food & beverages will be served from 6pm to 7:15pm, cars on display and autograph signing, racing begins at 7:15pm.





Ransomville, New York_ Support continues to come into Ransomville Speedway for the 2016 season. With more to be announced soon. The regular season will begin next Friday night, May 6th with a five division program. Warm ups will begin at 6:45 pm with the first heat race slated to go off at 7:15pm.

Located in downtown Ransomville, Patti’s Cut Above is the choice of several members of our racing family. Patti and her staff are known for their professional haircuts. Going out for a night on the town or expecting that first feature win photo. Go to Patti’s Cut Above. Check out Patti’s ad in the weekly Ransomville Laps program.

Viola, Cummings & Lindsay is the largest personal injury Attorney firm in Niagara County. With over 150 years of combined legal experience and offices throughout Western New York. Phone them at 716-285-9555 if you need a personal lawyer. Viola, Cummings & Lindsay has a trackside billboard at Ransomville Speedway to help market it‘s law firm and also sponsors two promotional announcements as a means of reaching out to our brand loyal group of consumers.

Atwal Eye Care will be a company night sponsor on Friday, September 2nd. Atwal Eye Care has been part of the WNY Community for 30 years and is a complete eye care provider offering a full range of eye care services, including routine eye exams, and medical/ surgical eye care. The Atwal family purchased the Ransomville Speedway during the past off-season. For general information on Atwal Eye Care please call them at716-896-8831 or go on line at Atwaleye.com.

Stuart Sports is located at 486 Centre Street in Lewiston, NY. Stuart Sports was founded in 1983 by Curtis Stuart who, has over 30 years experience in the screen printing and embroidery industry. Customers can choose from their vast library of stock designs or have them create a custom logo for your business, club, school, etc. Check out their website at stuartsportsinc.com or call them at 716-754-4895.

Niagara Lawn & Garden Equipment is located in Niagara Falls, NY at 4835 Saunders Settlement Road near Military Road. Niagara Lawn & Garden Equipment will be your full service lawn and garden equipment business. From sales to service they can take care of all of your needs for a beautiful lawn, so stop off at Niagara Lawn & Garden Equipment. They are a Cub Cadet Genuine Parts Dealer. For the best in customer service visit them or go it’s website at niagaralawnandgarden.com or call them at 716-297-4783. Niagara Lawn & Garden Equipment uses weekly Ransomville Speedway advertising with a billboard and a Ransomville Laps program ad.

The Lions Club of New York, is a domestic not-for-profit corporation, was formed on Jun 15, 1987. The Lions Club hosts a night at the Ransomville Speedway to raise money for seeing impaired. For more information on the Ransomville Lions Club, please call go to it’s website ransomvillenclionwap.org.







The Modern Corporation will be back again at Ransomville Speedway in 2016. Modern Corporation will bring employees, customers, family, and friends out to Ransomville Speedway for a night of fast paced racing action on Friday, July 22nd. Modern Corporation is a locally owned and operated business whom employs many local people. Modern Corporation is located in Model City, NY and is your number one source for waste management or recycling.

Midnight Run Winery is located just down the road from the Ransomville Speedway at 3301 Braley Road in Wilson, NY. Be sure to try their victory wine when you are celebrating a big win at the Big R. Midnight Run Winery advertises weekly at Ransomville Speedway with a grandstand billboard and has a program ad in the weekly issue of the Ransomville Laps program.

Davidson Fence chooses Ransomville Speedway as one of their marketing avenues and has for several years. In need of fencing, make sure you support Davidson Fence and call them for an estimate at 716-283-2843. See their billboard at Ransomville Speedway and its ad in the weekly Ransomville Laps program.

Sahlens Hotdogs is the official hotdog of Ransomville Speedway. Be sure to get your dinner at the Ransomville Speedway every Friday night with a freshly cooked Sahlens hotdog along with the famous Ransomville Speedway freshly cut french fries. Sahlens hotdogs are a native product of the Buffalo, NY area.

Wagners Farm and Market is located at 2672 Lockport Road in Sanborn, NY. They are the official produce supplier of Ransomville Speedway. For all of your fresh produce be sure to visit Wagners Farm and Market. Wagners also has a grill featuring lunch and dinner along with ice cream. They are open Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm.




Do you like getting free stuff?? Who doesn't?? As a welcome to race fans the new management team of Ransomville Speedway will be presenting the first 500 adults purchasing a general admission grandstand ticket with a complimentary Ransomville Speedway can koozie on Friday, May 6th. Additionally the first 200 children will also receive a free ice cream. This is our way of saying thank you for choosing to spend our grand opening night with us at Ransomville Speedway.

Sunset Bar & Grill is located in nearby Wilson, NY. They are new to Ransomville Speedway in 2016 and will be sponsoring a company night on Friday, May 20th. Sunset Bar and Grill is a great place to unwind after a hard day at work while enjoying the cold beverage of your choice. Perhaps looking for someplace different to go for dinner – be sure to give them a try and tell them Ransomville Speedway sent you. Welcome aboard to the Sunset Bar and Grill. Located at 18 Shore Drive in Wilson – you can contact them at 716-751-6868.

Niagara Frontier Publications are joining forces this year with Ransomville Speedway after a few years absence. They will host a company night late in the season. Watch your Lewiston Sentinel and Wheatfield Tribune for racing news all summer long. Niagara Frontier Publications reaches more than 100,000 readers weekly in Western New York.

Martin's Fantasy Island. We all remember the phrase FUN WOW!! The great tradition at the Grand Island, NY facility continues to grow annually with new rides and attractions. Still the most economical theme park in the Western New York area. Be sure to visit them and tell them Ransomville Speedway sent you. Free admission passes to Martin’s Fantasy Island will be randomly given away throughout the season.

Crosby's Convenient Mart is your full service market. Located in downtown Ransomville, stop by Crosby's on your way to or from the track for snacks or perhaps to fill the gas tank. They have many locations throughout Niagara County. Be sure to support those who support this great sport and stop by your local Crosby's often.

Sherwin Williams. The word paint goes hand in hand with Sherwin Williams. Located on 7895 Niagara Falls Blvd in Niagara Falls, NY. Be sure to check out their ad in the weekly Ransomville Laps program for their hour of operation or call them at 716-283-7659. When you need that special paint, stop into Sherwin Williams in Niagara Falls. With its professional customer service, you can’t go wrong when you’re looking to improve your home.





Ransomville, New York_ Some of the region’s best businesses have continued to chose Ransomville Speedway to continue marketing their products.

Tim Hortons is the choice for race fans when it comes to that favorite hot beverage. Bob Burns owns several Tim Hortons in the Western New York area. Their locations are in the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, USA Fashion Outlets food court, the corner of Pine Avenue and Hyde Park, Military Road near K-Mart, 8500 Niagara Falls Blvd and their newest location is located in the CVS Plaza in Sanborn, NY. Bob and Tim Hortons have been a part of the Ransomville Speedway family for several years. Don’t forget to visit Tim Hortons to start off your day and on the way home from work or before a night at Ransomville Speedway and on your way home after a successful night at the track. Tim Hortons is also a sponsor for Krown Undercoating 358 Modified driver Scott Kerwin.

Relco Trucking is located in Lockport, NY and have rented VIP suites for the last two Hangover 150 events. This summer they will be expanding its’ sponsorship to a company night at Ransomville Speedway. Relco Trucking has been providing premier transportation and logistics services throughout the United.States. Canada, and Mexico, for better 40 years. Ransomville Speedway would like to thank Tom Lewis and Relco Trucking for all of its support. Call Relco Trucking for more information at 716-434-8100 or go to its website relcosystems.com.

VP Racing fuels is the official fuel of Ransomville Speedway and DIRTcar. Through sponsorship and promotional products, and hands on customer service, VP Racing Fuel is the chosen fuel! They produce different fuels for different applications thus catering to each individual division’s needs to maximize power. The key to getting the best racing gasoline is not necessarily buying the fuel with the highest octane, but getting one that is best suited for your racing engine. For the fifth consecutive year – VP Racing Fuels along with Ransomville Speedway will present the fast timer in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds and Investors Services Sportsman will a full drum of VP Fuel at the annual test, tune, and time. Additionally VP Small Engine Fuels is the official sponsor of the 59th season opener.

National Maintenance Contracting Corporation is owned by Sam Lehr , a huge race fan. Sam also co-owns the Krown Undercoating 358 Modified entry of Scott Kerwin. He has been involved at the sponsorship level for over ten years at Ransomville Speedway. National Maintenance Contracting Corporation provides a single source for your industrial needs - from welding & fabrication, to industrial maintenance, to complete general contracting services. Customer satisfaction is their number one priority. Give Sam a call at 716-285-1583 or go its website nmccnational.com.

Scott Joy Trucking owns the Nick Joy driven Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modified. In addition to entering a car for weekly competition, Scott Joy Trucking will also host a company night for its’ consecutive third year. Always presenting one of the sharpest looking cars in the pit area – be sure to stop by and say hello to the very friendly team and driver. Located in Lyndonville, NY, give Scott Joy Trucking a call 585-765-9324.

The 59th season opener is set for Friday, May 6th.






Ransomville, New York.......Stirling Lubricants will be back at Ransomville Speedway for it’s second year. They are also proud sponsors of Krown Undercoating 358 Modified driver Jeff McGinnis. Located at 1150 University Ave, Rochester NY. Stirling Lubricants, Inc. offers a wide variety of lubricants, cleaning compounds and chemicals to Rochester, NY and the surrounding areas. They are known for their excellent customer service and will work with you to determine which product will work best for your needs. They use leading brands in their industry including Brad Penn Oil and Castrol Industrial. For your lubricant and oil needs give Stirling Lubricants a call at 585-461-8310 and visit their website at stirlinglubricants.com.

FinditQuick.com owner Ron Halleen has supported Ransomville Speedway for several years. Finditquick.com will advertise weekly with a grandstand Go to finditquick.com for the it daily deals which often include money saving grandstand offers or call the toll free line at 866-899-8589 for more information.

Regional Haulage is owned by The Rizzardo family of St. Catharines, Ontario. The Rizzado’s have been great supporters of Ransomville Speedway for several generations - on BOTH sides of the track. Most recently they have retired to the "fan" side of things and frequent the Ransomville Speedway often. Regional Haulage will host a company night at Ransomville Speedway in 2016. Regional Haulage is located in Jordan Station, Ontario. For all of your transportation needs, give them a call at 905-562-3001.




Farmers Insurance of Lockport will be returning to Ransomville Speedway in 2016 and will be proud sponsors of two nights along with weekly sponsors via a program advertisement and a grandstand billboard.  Farmers Insurance of Lockport is also a sponsor of Investors Services Sportsman driver Brett Martin. Farmers Insurance is located at 550 South Transit Road. Give Valarie a phone call at 716-514-4582 for all of your automotive, home, renters, motorcycle and life insurance questions.  See how much Farmers Insurance of Lockport can save you on your annual insurance costs.

Wendt's Propane and Oil is there for all of your heating and cooling needs. Wendt's Propane and Oil is located at 5910 Ward Road in Sanborn, New York.  Wendt's Propane and Oil goes hand and hand with Ransomville Speedway having been a proud sponsor for several decades.  Wendt's Propane has joined forces with Budweiser this year in the return of the 358 Modified Super DIRTcar Series slated for Memorial Day, May 30th.  Wendt’s Propane and Oil advertises weekly with a trackside billboard. Contact Wendt’s Propane and Oil at 
716-731-9826 or go to their website at www.wendtspropaneandoil.com.

Brad Angelo Lanes is located at 6280 South Transit Road in Lockport.  Brad Angelo Lanes is the home of the Ransomville Speedway bowling league which is always looking for more teams to join.  It’s a great opportunity to socialize with the racing family away from the track.  It takes place every other Thursday from October until March. It’s a great winter activity.  What to do when the weather is not so nice? Head over to Brad Angelo Lanes and bring your Ransomville Speedway ticket stub during the race season for a free game of bowling.  Brad Angelo Lanes will sponsor Ransomville Speedway the racing events on Friday, July 8th. Brad Angelo Lanes has a trackside billboard for weekly exposure and an ad in the weekly Ransomville Laps program. Brad Angelo is a member of the Pro Bowlers Association with fifteen career 300 games. Call Brad Angelo Lanes at 
716-589-5074 about league play and visiting their pro shop. They have a 24 lane facility, along with a bar and grill where you can also watch you favorite sports team on television.

WGR 550 is your number one sports radio station in Western New York.  Be sure to listen in to WGR 550 for the latest sports news and top sports talk. WGR 550 is the radio home of the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills and the National Hockey League’s Buffalo Sabres. WGR Radio is also the home of NASCAR Sprint Cup racing in Western New York.  They will host a company outing at Ransomville Speedway on a pair of occasions this year. Ransomville Speedway’s Dave Buchanan, hosts a Sunday morning auto racing show during the season at WGR 550 named Fast Track.   

Ki-Po Chevrolet is located in downtown Ransomville and is the official sponsor of the pace car used weekly at Ransomville Speedway along with the Street Stock division.  In addition to hosting a company night and advertising weekly with a trackside, grandstand, and parking lot billboard, Ki-Po Chevrolet also donates $1000 in bonus cash to the top Street Stock drivers via the points fund.  Be sure to visit Ki-Po Chevrolet for your new or used vehicle needs. Ki-Po also have a location in nearby Lockport. 

Ransomville Speedway will have a Pre-tech day on Saturday, April 23rd. The following Friday, April 29th, will be the annual test-tune-time night. On Friday, May 6th, it will be the Ransomville Speedway the 59th season opener.




RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK.......Niagara Hardwood Center opened its doors in January of 2013. Owned and operated by the Marin family, they have over twenty years of experience in providing the Greater Erie & Niagara County area with honest, quality hardwood flooring services. They specialize in all aspects of hardwood flooring including installation, repair, and refinish. It’s flooring professionals pay close attention to detail and pride themselves on providing you with the best possible results, as well as a great experience along the way. They carry a wide array of pre-finished and unfinished hardwood flooring available for installation by them or for purchase by Dyers. They also carry installation and refinish supplies and, floor care products by Glitsa and Bona. Located at 2578 Niagara Falls Blvd in Niagara Falls, NY For more information, contact them at 716-216-6073

A1 Land Care Inc, is a professional, friendly and a reliable landscaping service and is dedicated to providing high quality landscaping services for commercial and domestic clients throughout New York. A1 Land Care Inc offers professional workmanship, competitive prices and high quality service delivered on time and within budget. A1 Land Care Inc. is located at 1527 Ridge Road in Lewiston, New York. Contact A1 Land Care at 
716-754-4999 for all of your landscaping work.  

Niagara Hardwood and A-1 Landcare will team up to present a full card of racing at Ransomville Speedway on Friday, June 17th

Camping World will be a presenting sponsor on July 10th. Camping World is new to Ransomville Speedway in 2016. Camping World is celebrating 50 years of business in 2016 and has locations all over the northeast. The closest location for Ransomville Speedway fans is at 5533 Camp Road in Hamburg, NY It’s phone number  is 
1-888-668-8973. For more information go to camping world.com. Give them a call if you’re looking to find that all important RV or in fixing that one you’ve already got.

Johnston's Restaurant, located in downtown Ransomville, NY and  has been a permanent fixture at Ransomville Speedway for several years. 

“Johnston's support has been simply been astounding,” said Ransomville Speedway General Manager Tana Robinson. “Our fans and drivers support Johnsont’s Restaurant before and after an evening at the race track.”  
Johnston’s will sponsor a pair of Friday nights at Ransomville Speedway and advertises weekly via an ad in the Ransomville Laps program and with a grandstand billboard.  Johnston's also honors each race team in attendance with a free large pizza every Friday after the races.  Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and a special Sunday brunch – be sure to call Johnston’s Restaurant at 791-3712.

Stevensons Hardware is located in Ransomville. Stevenson’s Hardware has remodeled and grown tremendously over the past few years.  Located within minutes of the speedway grounds, Stevenson’s Hardware is the official Hardware store of Ransomville Speedway and Lawta Farms. They utilize a trackside billboard as a means of weekly advertising and are looking at possibly increasing that involvement in 2016. For all of your hardware needs – be sure and stop by Stevenson’s Hardware and tell them you heard about them right here at the Big R.

A-Verdi Storage Container of Savannah, NY will be the presenting sponsor for the second Patriot Sprint event on Friday,July 29th.  A-Verdi Storage Container is annual supporter of the Patroit Sprints visit and has been for the better part of over five years.  For your storage container needs, please contact A-Verdi Storage Containers and ask for Mike at 

Ransomville Speedway will  open the gates for it’s 59th consecutive season on Friday, May 6th.




RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK....._With just four weeks left before the start of the 2016 season. Things continue to stay busy at Ransomville Speedway. Sponsors continue to make a commitment. The 2016 season opener, set for Friday, May 6th, will open Ransomville Speedway for the 59th season. It will also be Student Night, as students from several local high schools are expected to help fill up the grandstand area.

Ransomville Speedway would like to welcome back Pepsi as the official soft drink. Ransomville Speedway and Pepsi have been partners for over twenty years. Both Ransomville Speedway and Pepsi’s Joe Kasbaum have recently agreed to a new three year contract. The Pepsi Beverages Company is located in Cheektowaga, NY in the Western New York region.

“It’s so great to have them back with us again,” said Ransomville Speedway General Manager Tana Robinson. “Pepsi is also the official sponsor for our roster page in our weekly Ransomville Speedway Laps program and utilizes signage through-out the facility as one of their advertising avenues. They are great to work with and we look forward to the next three seasons with them on board.”

Some of the Pepsi products sold at the Big R include Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist and Aquafina. These ice cold products help quench thirst on the hot summer days of the racing season. Products are available in 20 ounce plastic bottles at both the grandstand and pit area concessions.

The Jetport Lounge is located in Niagara Falls, NY and has also been a part of the Ransomville Speedway family for several years. The Jetport Lounge is owned by Jim Richner, father of Krown Undercoating 358 Modified driver Ricky Richner. The Jetport Lounge and the Richner family are loyal supporters of the racing at Ransomville Speedway. Be sure to stop into the Jetport Lounge and tell them Ransomville Speedway sent you. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus after the races. Many race fans and drivers stop at the Jetport Lounge before and following the night’s activities at Ransomville Speedway.

Niagara's Lazy Lakes Camping Resort is located just minutes from Ransomville Speedway, in Lockport, NY. It’s a campground with a resort feel. Niagara's Lazy Lakes Camping Resort has also been a proud sponsor of Ricky Richner and Ransomville Speedway for several seasons. When making your camping plans for this year – be sure to call Niagara’s Lazy Lakes Camping Resort at 800-874-2957 or go their website at lazylakes.com.

The Jetport Lounge and Niagara’s Lazy Lakes Camping Resort will co-sponsor the Ransomville Speedway race program on Friday, July 22nd.

Mark Cerrone, Inc, is located in Niagara Falls, NY and utilizes signage at Ransomville Speedway for weekly advertising and will also host a company night. Founded in 1999, Mark Cerrone, Inc is Western New York’s premier site contracting and construction company. From demolition to contracting – they are your complete construction contractor. Founder of Mark Cerrone, Inc – the late Mark Cerrone was an advid race fan and frequented the Big R on a regular basis. That tradition continues on in 2016 when several customers, guests, employees, and family members from Mark Cerrone, Inc will enjoy a great night of racing via the VIP tower suites on August 26th. Mark Cerrone Inc can be reached at 716-282-5244.

Gippsters Collision is located in Youngstown, NY and continues to be the division sponsor of the Four Banger Division for it’s sixth season. Need some repair work on your car, truck, or suv?? contact Gerry at Gippsters Collision at 716-745-3679. In addition to being a division sponsor – Gippsters Collision also advertises in the weekly Ransomville Laps program and is a key supporter of many area racers.

Don’t forget the Ransomville Speedway car show at the Eastern Hills Mall from April 1st thru April 3rd. Come out and see what will be on the race track in 2016.




Friday, March 18, 2016 – Ransomville, NY...... Krown Undercoating of Ransomville, NY has stepped up its program with Ransomville Speedway for the 2016 season. Former Ransomville Speedway race competitor Jipp Ortiz is the owner of Krown Undercoating along with Ed’s Garage, the location of the original Ransomville Speedway in the late 1950‘s. Krown Undercoating of Ransomville is the official sponsor of the Modified division. They also utilize a weekly billboard at Ransomville Speedway to advertise to help market Krown Undercoating. With the weather we endure in Western New York – protecting your car from these elements is important. Be sure to get in touch with Jipp to get your car/truck/or suv undercoated and protected.

Krown Undercoating has two nights on the 2016 Ransomville Speedway schedule on Friday, July 1st and Friday, August 12th. For questions about Krown Undercoating and collision repair on your vehicle call Ed’s Garage at 716-791-3712. Jipp is the son of legendary short track racer Ed Ortiz.  

The official sponsor of the 32nd annual Summer Nationals is Coors Light, which is distributed locally by Certo Brothers Distributing Company, located in West Seneca, NY. Certo Brothers is a wholesale distributor of beer, wine and spirits that was established in 1912. They have been a part of the Ransomville Speedway team for better than 30 years.  “We have enjoyed a great working relationship with Certo Brothers for the better part of three decades,” commented Tana Robinson. “We are thrilled to have them on board once again this year as a major supporter of the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series.” Also available in our Ransomville Volunteer Fireman’s Beer booth is Molson Canadian – also distributed by Certo Brothers. Molson Canadian is the official sponsor of the points page in the Ransomville Laps program.

Looking around Ransomville Speedway, Just Signs and Designs is all over the place. Located in Ransomville, Just Signs and Designs have built much of the billboard and sign activity at the speedway. Owned and operated by former Ransomville Speedway 358 Modified regular Dave Just and his family. 

Just Signs and Designs will be the co-sponsor for the first of two Patriot Sprints 2016 visits at Ransomville Speedway on Friday, June 3rd. Contact Just Signs and Designs, for that much needed billboard or sign. They also letter many local race cars and go-karts that compete both here at the Big R and beyond. In addition to vinyl graphics – Just Signs and Designs can help you with many other printing needs…can koozies, t-shirts, etc….they are more than a sign company. Give Dave a call at 716-807-9536. Dave now drives with the Patriot Sprints, which schedules 360 Sprint Car events throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and the province of Ontario.  

 Sanborn Historical Society is new to Ransomville Speedway in 2016. Sponsoring the Friday, May 27th program, the Sanborn Historical Society is looking to introduce themselves to the great Ransomville Speedway fan base and educate them on local history. They are located at 2822 Niagara Street Sanborn, NY. For more information call the Sanborn Historical Society at (716) 731-5982 or visit its website at sanbornhistory.org
For more sponsorship opportunities, give Ransomville Speedway a call at 716-791-3602.






Ransomville, New York...... Coming off an off season that provided plenty of racing news. For the first time in 43 years, Ransomville Speedway will be under new ownership when the gates open up on Friday, May 6 for its 59th year of operation.

Ransomville Speedway was purchased by the Atwal family during the past off season. The speedway is already undergoing a new transformation with a new office and a new merchandise area under construction, which will be located next to the entrance to the grandstands. The Atwal’s have also started an expansion of the VIP Towers. Ransomville Speedway General Manager Tana Robinson, has announced that credit cards will accepted at both the grandstand and the pit entrances for the 2016 season as well as at the merchandise stand.

Ransomville Speedway will be represented at the Syracuse based Motorsports Expo 2016 at the New York State Fairgrounds this weekend. Stop by and see us and pick up a 2016 schedule. We will be available to answer any questions you may have about the upcoming season.

Ransomville Speedway has already announced several sponsors for the 2016 season. Try-it Distributing of Lancaster, NY have been proud sponsors of the Big R for over three decades. “They are one of our biggest supporters,” commented Robinson. “Budweiser, Labatts, Yuengling, and Jack Daniels Coolers will be featured in our Ransomville Volunteer Fireman’s beer booth.

For more information on Try-It Distributing...go to tryitdist.com. Check out all of Try-It Distributing’s, amazing products from its subsidiary companies Balkan Beverage and Try-It Wine and Spirits. Balkan Beverage distributes all your favorite non-alcoholic beverages from Red Bull, Arizona Tea, Vita Coco, Johnnie Ryan and much more. Try-It Wine and Spirits is the newest edition to the Try-It family and was formed in 2013 to distribute wine and liquor in Erie and Niagara Counties. Try some of their incredible spirits which include Copa DiVino, Mu and Recipe 21.

Budweiser will co-sponsor the May 30th Super DIRTcar 358 Modified 75 lap Memorial Day special event. Labatts will co-sponsor the September 2nd 50 lap Krown Undercoating 358 Modified 50 lap finale.

Moley Magenetics is headquartered in Lockport, NY and will be returning for their second season at Ransomville Speedway. The demolition and scrap industry has many unique and demanding applications for magnet systems. The high recycle times demand a system that is durable and dependable. Moley Magnetics offers a variety of different styles of Demolition & Scrap Magnets that are designed for top operational efficiency and lasting durability. Using a magnet to gather only the material you want to load is an effective, inexpensive tool that can help increase profits. Give Moley Magnetics a call at 716-434-4023 or go online at http://www.moleymagnetics.com.  Moley Magnetics has recently been recognized by New York State governor Andrew Cuomo as one of the state’s most promising small businesses. Moley Magentics will co-sponsor the racing program on Friday, July 8th.

Performance Manufacturing Inc is located in Middleport, NY and services many of the go-kart competitors that race at Ransomville Speedway on Thursday nights. Performance Manufacturing Inc sells the Slack Racing Chassis and its components, materials and workmanship. A proven winning chassis for experienced or new racers alike. PMI is owned by Jody Herriven and Tim Werth. They are also sponsoring a go-kart division at Ransomville Speedway. For more information on Performance Manufacturing Inc please call Jody or Tim at 716-735-3500 or go online at pmikartparts.com.

Jeffery Machine is located on North Ridge Road in Lockport, NY - just outside of Ransomville. Jeffery Machine is owned and operated by Shawn Jeffery. The Jeffery family have been involved with racing at Ransomville Speedway for close to four decades. Shawn also owns and operates the New York Dirt Kart Series. Ransomville Speedway will also host a NYDKS Series on Saturday, July 16th. Jeffery Machine will sponsor a Friday night at the races plus a go-kart division on Thursday nights. Jeffery Machine offers a wide range of services from general machining to prototypes. Please feel free to contact them for a quote or if you just have a question at 716-434-2710. You can also contact them by e-mail at jefferymachine.com. There services include fabrication, fixtures, prototypes, specialty items, small production items, and general machining.

PMI and Jeffery Machine will each co-sponsor the racing program on Friday, July 15th.

For additional marketing opportunities at Ransomville Speedway, please call Tana at 71-791-3602.





As the 2016 season approaches, we wanted to inform our fans of some changes taking place at the speedway.  Our focus at the front gates will be to simplify and stream line things making purchasing tickets more efficient. We will now accept credit cards at both the Grandstand Admission booth and at the Pit Admission booth in addition to the new Merchandise stand currently under construction.

In partnering with AT&T, tablets at each of these locations will allow us to accept and process credit card payments. “More and more people are getting away from carrying cash,” commented General Manager Tana Robinson. “In keeping with the times and trying to make things as convenient as possible, we have been working with AT&T sales rep Dean Reynolds to come up with a plan to be able to grow as a company and keep things as efficient for our customers as possible.”

With the fluctuating nature of Canadian versus US funds along with the banks fees for exchanging it, management sees no other option than to go to US only for cash payments. With advance notice, we hope to help make this transition as smooth as possible. Canadian credit cards that will also process in US funds will be accepted.

As always - comments and questions are encouraged via email or by calling the speedway at 716-791-3602. Thank you for your cooperation.






Jeff McGinnis is one of several second generation competitors in the Ransomville Speedway pit area on Friday nights. Jeff’s dad, Don is one of the all time Ransomville Speedway racing greats, a former Late Model and 358 Modified champion.  

Jeff is a 2006 Ransomville Speedway Investors Services Company Sportsman champion.  In the following season, Jeff won the 358 Championship in the now defunct Lucas Oil Series. The series ran at Ransomville Speedway, as well as Merrittville, Humberstone, Ohsweken and Genesee Speedway.   

For the past several years Jeff has been a hired gun for the Jerry Skurski Racing Team. In 2016, McGinnis will go back to the family owned race car. The McGinnis family bought the ride that was previously driven by Jon Miller of Burt, NY. With Don to act as the team’s crew chief, Jeff will have plenty of help. His biggest fan is his wife Patty. His son Cody will be also working behind the scenes. Others that will have a hand in the operation will be Mark, Juli, Clinton, Little Q, Tim and Ron.

Sponsoring the team will be Johnston's Restaurant, Bud's Apple Pie, Stirling Lubricants and Niagara Lock and Key.  Jeff is currently looking for additional sponsorship help. It was only recently where Jeff learned he would be racing in 2016.

“I couldn’t have done it without my dad and mom,” said Jeff of Don and Suzanne.

Jeff drove for car owner Pete Cosco in 2010 at Humberstone International Speedway.  The last time, the McGinnis family put together a family owned ride was in 20011.

Jeff had an agreeable split from Skurski during the past off-season.  

Jeff grew up in the shadow of Ransomville Speedway. Jeff had a popular victory in 2015. His fourth career feature victory in the 358 Modifieds.
Continuing the McGinnis legacy. Jeff looks to be very competitive in what should be a tough headlining Krown Undercoating 358 Modified Division.   
In addition to winning four career 358 Modified features Jeff also won several career Investors Service Sportsman features while in the class.

Jeff will get his 2016 season start on Friday, May 6th, on VP Racing Fuels Night as Ransomville Speedway will begin it’s 59th season of stock car racing.




RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_Ransomville Speedway General Manager Tana Robinson has announced that the legendary Western New York Friday night weekly short track facility will once again work under the DIRTcar Northeast sanction in 2016.

Ransomville Speedway was purchased by the Atwal family this past December from the Friesen family, who bought the facilty in 1972.

The Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modifieds and the Investors Service Company Sportsman will once again be under DIRTcar sanctioning. Robinson also announced several specialty racing events for Ransomville Speedway.

“We are pleased to have the folks from DIRTcar involved with Ransomville Speedway,” said Robinson. “We re proud to be apart of the DIRTcar family and working within it’s structure.”

The 2016 season will see a tradition return to the half mile clay oval. It’s been a while, but Ransomville Speedway will host a 358 Modified Super DIRTcar Series event on Monday, May 30th, Memorial Day. Presented by Budweiser, the event is tentatively slated to be a $5000 to WIN, 75 lap affair.

“This event will be the start of the of the 2016 358 Modified Super DIRTcar Series,” says Robinson. “We expect anyone who is entertaining thoughts of running the series to be here.”

Then on Tuesday, August 2nd, the Super DIRTcar big block Modified will be back at the Ransomville Speedway as part of the 32nd Summer Nationals. Presented by Coors Light, the Big Blocks will speed round the quick Ransomville Speedway oval for 100 laps, paying the winner $6,000. The Summer Nationals has been one of the biggest short track events annually on the northeast short track theatre.

The Summer Nationals will be the second straight night of the racing for the Super DIRTcar big blocks, racing at Merrittville Speedway the previous night. Known as the “Racers Vacation” the two day program gives drivers and it’s teams and their families a chance to view many of the sights in the region…including the world famous Niagara Falls.

The Summer Nationals was the idea of Alex Friesen in 1975, who wanted to give the Modifieds a large purse to compete for. Billy Decker is the defending champion of event.

The Super DIRTcar Sportsman Series will also make it’s annual appearance at Ransomville Speedway on Friday night, September 9th. Competitors from all over New York State and Eastern Canada are expected for the series at Ransomville Speedway. Historically, the Ransomville Speedway regulars have proven to be strong on the Super DIRTcar Sportsman Series. Past touring champions have been Chad Brachmann, Randy Chrysler and Cody McPherson, all Ransomville Speedway champions.

For more information on Ransomville Speedway, please go to ransomillespeedway.com or call the track from Monday to Friday at 716-791-3602.



4 Cyl:  Brett Senek

8 Cyl:  Tim Phillips

6 Cyl:  Josh Simon

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK......It took two additional weeks, but the Ransomville Speedway Hangover 150 finally went off last Saturday afternoon with cooperative weather. The sixteenth annual running of the winter event of the Hangover 150 had cool temperatures and cloudy skies that met thousands of race fans and 209 race cars in the pit area. The event was also the first for the Atwal family, who purchased Ransomville Speedway this past November.

The six-cylinders were first with 84 cars starting, Josh Simon of Middleport, NY would take the victory. Austin Susice of Ransomville took the lead from the start, after starting eighth. The track surface was wet and loose when the race started. On lap five, it was still Susice leading the way. Much of the field had was out of the race. The field had to make another lane as several cars blocked the middle of turn one. Dan Wasiewicz of Wilson, NY took over the lead on lap nine, getting by Susice. Dana Haner of Bradford, PA was the leader on lap ten, using the high lane, getting around a number of stalled cars on turn one. Haner making the long trip up to Ransomville Speedway from Northern Pennsylvania. The biggest challenge for all of the competitors still in the race was to avoid all of the stopped cars on the racing surface as the leaders had to stay low on the race track.

Haner picked up a right rear flat tire on lap 24, but did stay in the race. On lap 25, Haner would come to a stop on the back stretch. Austin Hauser would then take over the lead, with Billy Bleach Jr of St. Catherines, Ontario now in second and Josh Simon was third. On lap 32, Simon would slip by Bleach into second. Hauser would lap everyone but Simon by lap 34. Simon would take over the lead on lap 40. Simon would hold on for the victory. Susice was second while Joe Pirosko of Fort Erie, Ontario was third.

“I really liked the outside lane,” said Simon afterwards.

The four-cylinders took to the track next. Brett Senek of Ransomville would win his first career Hangover event. Dave Gruarin of Niagara Falls, NY started on the pole position. Austin Susice would lead while Phillips was sitting second. On lap two, Susice got caught too low on the racing surface and Tom Lolomia of Tonawanda, NY took over the lead and would get a right front flat tire on lap four and would drop out of the race. Susice was now your leader with Robert Wemple of Newfane, NY second. On lap nine, Wemple would take over the lead from Susice. Tim Davis of Depew, NY took the lead on lap 14 and a lap later the red flag came out as race officials had to instruct the remaining competitors to stay on the racing surface instead of using a portion of the infield. When it was over, Brett Senck was the winner and Kyle Richner of Niagara Falls, NY finishing second. Brandon Sherwood of Sanborn, NY was third.

“I thought the eight-cylinder was my best chance of winning,” said Senek in victory lane who was a competitor in all three events. "This is awesome".

In the eight-cylinder feature, Tim Phillips of Grand Island, NY won his fourth career Hangover event Ransomville’s Steve Matson started on the pole position with Tim Phillips leading the first lap. Matson would be the leader with the field completing two laps. Phillips would again take over the lead on lap three. Phillips would have trouble on the slick race track as he entered turn three on lap13 having problems getting his car to go forward. Eventually he was able to keep it going and keep the lead. John Susice was in second place down two laps to Phillips. Susice was able to get one of his laps back after Phillips was caught behind lapped traffic

With Phillips winning, John Susice would take home second. Kyle Dilcher of Byron, NY was third.

“It was the third time I had won with this car. This thing is a lot of fun,” said Phillips of the Hangover in a post race interview.

The annual drivers meeting will be on Saturday, February 6 at Ransomville Speedway. Track officials will be on hand to answer driver questions. The 2016 Ransomville Speedway schedule will be out very soon so keep an eye on the website at ransomvillespeedway.com or the Ransomville Speedway Facebook page for more information.


(Ransomville, NY)...For the first time in its near 60-year storied history, Ransomville Speedway will host a Crate Late Model event at the 3/8-mile oval located in western New York. The Friday, July 15 race will not only be sanctioned by the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Series powered by Pace Performance, but will be a $2,000 to-win "Marquee" Touring Series event!

Long known for its open wheel Northeast-style Modified racing under the Friesen Family for the past 42 years, the Ransomville, New York facility was recently sold to the Atwal Family, who will continue ownership of the popular Friday night facility in 2016. With the growing number of RUSH Crate Late Model events in western New York and Ontario, Ransomville becomes the latest track to schedule a RUSH event.

The July 15 date will be an open event for racers as RUSH weekly-sanctioned Friday night track, Freedom Motorsports Park, will give the RUSH Late Models the night off to compete at Ransomville- a track 70 miles to the north. RUSH will now appear on a weekly basis for the first time at Genesee Speedway on Saturday nights in Batavia, New York, which is 45 miles to the southeast of Ransomville. Then of course Humberstone Speedway features the RUSH Late Models on a weekly basis on Sunday nights in Port Colborne, Ontario, which is 40 miles to the southwest. RUSH will also return to Merrittville Speedway in Thorold, Ontario for a $2,000 Touring Series race on Monday, May 23.

"We were thrilled when Ransomville contacted us about hosting a Touring Series event," acknowledged RUSH Co-Director Vicki Emig. "Ransomville is definitely one of those tracks that everyone has heard of and is very well-known throughout the Northeast. I know a lot of our racers were excited when the news broke of an event at Ransomville. It's great to continue to be able to add more and more well-known speedways to our RUSH participating track list. The total number of tracks that will be hosting either a weekly or touring event throughout the Northeast in 2016 is fast approaching 30 and we can't thank these promoters enough for giving our racers, regardless of what part of the region they are from, the ability to earn valuable championship points at their facilities."

"We are very excited to host the RUSH Late Model Series," commented General Manager Tana Robinson. "We are always looking to add something new and exciting to our schedule - the RUSH Late Models Series will allow us to do just that. Early interactions with the folks at RUSH along with positive feedback from some of the Late Model drivers and our fans has been a plus. We look forward to working with everyone at RUSH in 2016 and hopefully beyond."

The Ransomville event will be one of the 12 RUSH "Marquee" Touring Series events paying a minimum of $2,000 to-win part of the Bobby Lake Motorsports "Shock the Clock & Beat the Heat" program. The complete Touring Series schedule that also includes six "Platinum" events paying a minimum of $1,500 to-win will be released later this winter.

In addition to being part of the Touring Series program, the Ransomville event will also allow member racers to accumulate Sweeney Weekly Series and Pace Performance "Summer Chase" points in addition to those racers eligible for the "Bilstein Bandits and "Futures Cup" programs.

Ransomville Speedway is located at 2315 Braley Road, Ransomville, NY 14131. For information, check out their website at www.ransomvillespeedway.com, like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @Ransomville.

RUSH Late Model marketing partners include Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Pace Performance, Hoosier Tire, Bilstein Shocks, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Insinger Performance, MSD Performance, Maxima Racing Oil, Jones Racing Products, Alternative Power Sources, Precise Racing Products, ARbodies, TBM Brakes, K&N Filters, Lincoln Electric, Beyea Headers, FK Rod Ends, Bobby Lake Motorsports, Velocita-USA, High Gear Speed Shop, CrateInsider.com, B.R.A.K.E.S., RockAuto.com, and Valley Fashions.

E-mail can be sent to the RUSH Racing Series at info@rushracingseries.com and snail mail to 4368 Route 422, Pulaski, PA 16143. Office phone is 724-964-9300 and fax is 724-964-0604. The RUSH Racing Series website is www.rushracingseries.com. Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels and follow us on Twitter @RUSHLM.




The Hangover 150 will continue it’s historic run at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday, July lst, New Years Day. The event has been one of the more popular racing events in the Southern New York/Southern Ontario racing region.

Ransomville Speedway has always seen a mixture of competitors in the sixteen year of running this popular event. A mixture meaning…competitors from the Friday night summer schedule and those who compete just on  the New Years Day event.

The day has seen better than 250 drivers some years. Former 360 Sprint competitor Tim Phillips, has made himself busy on New Years Day in nearly all of the Hangover 150 events.

He will be on the track July 1st. Phillips. He’s been in most of them. Phillips has one career victory on New Years Day at Ransomville Speedway. Tim drove a 360 Sprint from 1998 to 2006.

“It’s a lot of fun,” said Phillips, who now spends a majority of his racing time with his son Kyle’s go-kart racing career.

“The Hangover is no pressure racing. I really like that.”

“I enjoying helping Kyle,” said Tim, who works at the family business,  Tim Phillips Garage, who also sponsors the go-kart Senior Lites Division. Kyle won the overall points in the Coppins Service Center Junior II at Ransomville Speedway. Kyle was also a second place finisher in the Western District Processers Junior III class.

“Kyle has so much talent. He’s going to be so much better than I was,” said Tim, who has no plan to go back to weekly racing. Meanwhile Kyle had fourteen wins on the Ransomville Speedway go-kart track in 2015.

“The Hangover always seems to give me my racing kicks,” says Phillips, who calls Grand Island, New York home.

Phillips may have not been a regular at Ransomville Speedway on Friday nights. He could be seen in the grandstands cheering on his favorite driver, defending Ransomville Speedway 358 Modified champion Ryan Susice.

Tim was also a sponsor on the Ryan Susice 358 Modified. He also sponsored Ryan’s second place run at Wall (NJ) Stadium in a Three Quarter Midget.  

“When I first saw the Hangover,” adds Phillips. “I though it was fun. I wanted to it.”

If you’re planning on competing in any of the 2016 Hangover events, call Ransomville Speedway t 716-791-3602 or 716-791-3611 and get signed up. DON’T WAIT!!!





Ransomville, NY – Friday, October 30th, 2015 – The 58th annual racing season officially came to a conclusion last Friday night as some two hundred guests gathered to honor the 2015 Champions along with many others.
               Ryan Susice of Ransomville, NY was crowned the Champion in the FinditQuick.com 358 Modified’s after a very consistent season aided him to top the field.  Winning by just eleven points over veteran Danny Johnson, Susice claimed his first of what will most likely be many Modified titles.  Susice had just one victory in the 2015 season but finished in the top five all but twice in Regular points events.  With six wins Johnson finished in the runner up position while Mr. Smallblock Pete Bicknell rounded out the top three.
               As has become customary, the Investors Services Sportsman title came down to the final night as three drivers vied for the title.   When the final checkered flew, not one but two drivers stood as co-champions as a tie in points between Cody McPherson and James Michael Friesen was the result.  It was only the third time in Ransomville history and first since 1996 that a tie was recorded.   For McPherson it would be his first Ransomville title.  What is most impressive is it came in his very first regular season in competition at the ˝ mile dirt oval.  McPherson enjoyed five wins, two of them coming in the Grit Series and DIRTcar Sportsman Series.  James Michael Friesen would claim his second championship in the  division,  enjoying some five victories as well and fourteen top three finishes.   Jesse Cotriss claimed the third place points finish with four wins to his credit and seven additional top five finishes.
               Brandon Sherwood of Sanborn, NY is a veteran of the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks ranks.  Always a contender, the prestigious track title was something that had eluded him until this year.  Taking his very first Championship, Sherwood did so by claiming three wins and an impressive six second place finishes.  After destroying his racer in a mid-season meeting with the wall, Mark Loveland was able to rebound and finish in the runner up position.  Mike Short came home third in points after some dismal luck kept him from possibly winning his first championship.
               The Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman Champion is Austin Susice.  Susice made the switch from 4 Bangers to Sportsman racing seem easy.  Enjoying four wins and six additional top three finishes, Susice came into the final event with John Conklin mathematically still in the hunt.  Susice would take the championship with Conklin settling for second.  Conklin also made the move from 4 Banger racing into the open wheel ranks in 2015, picking up three wins.  Tony Muscato enjoyed three wins as well and earned himself a third place points finish.
               Chris Leone is no stranger to the title ranks.  Picking up yet another track championship in the Gippsters Collision 4 Banger ranks, this driver has proven to be one of the most competitive on a weekly basis. Leone won three of the last four point’s events solidifying himself as the 2015 Champ.  Ryan Plante had one victory on the season and ten additional top five finishes to claim the runner up position.  Steve Matson of Ransomville, NY finished in third with two wins and three top five finishes.
               The 2015 Ray MacIver Sportsmanship Award went to Pat Dell.  When Mark Loveland’s Street Stock was absolutely destroyed in a mid-season meeting with the wall, it looked as if any chance of a top points finish, much less the change of racing again soon was gone.  However Dell was quick to step in and lend him his back up racer.  This gesture kept Mark in the championship hunt in which he ultimately finished second.  This selfless assistance to a fellow racer earned Dell the 2015 honors.
               The Rookie of the Year honors are awarded to the highest finishing rookies in a division.  This year the honor went to Investors Services Sportsman campaigner Brett Senek whom finished 12th in points.  Kenny Wills took home the honors in the FinditQuick.com Modified class.
               Tommy Flannigan was awarded the Most Improved Modified Driver honors – if he hadn’t missed the first two weeks of the season, he may have been in the hunt for the track title.  As it was, he scored seven top five finishes and an impressive third place at the Battle at the Border.
               After claiming his first win in the Investors Services Sportsman ranks, this years’ Most Improved Driver award went to James Sweeting.  Not only did he pick up that memorable first win, he also did it in his rookie year coming home just a few points shy of claiming that title as well.
               Ryan Stephenson was honored as the Most Improved Street Stock driver.  After finding some success in the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers, Ryan moved up to the Street Stock ranks.  Stephenson would lead feature laps in 2015, enjoy two third place finishes and finished seventh in points.
               The National Maintenance Contracting Corporation Most Popular Driver Awards are voted on by the fans using weekly ballots found in the Ransomville Laps program.  Taking this years’ honors were Jeff McGinnis (FinditQuick.com Modifieds), Jesse Cotriss (Investors Services Sportsman), Randy Zimmerman (Ki-Po Chevrolet SS), Dave DiPietro II (Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman), and Justin McKay (Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers).
               The Best Appearing Awards are the most difficult for judges to pick.  There are so many very deserving drivers and crew who meet the criteria. This years’ awards went to Jeff McGinnis (FinditQuick.com Modifieds), Jesse Cotriss and James Sweeting (Investors Services Sportsman), Mark Loveland (Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks), and Justin McKay (Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers).
               The Trevor Wilkins Hard Charger Award is presented to a Sportsman driver who exhibits the desire, commitment, and competitive nature as the late Trevor Wilkins.  This years’ recipient consistently worked from the back of the field to the front.  Having picked up key wins in the past, this was his first full season at Ransomville but yet he looked like a season veteran of the Big R.  This years’ Trevor Wilkins Hard Charger Award went to Cody McPherson.
               The Hard Luck Award – one nobody wants to win.  After a decent start to the season, including a trip to victory lane, his season came to a literal crashing halt at the end of June with a vicious flip into the front stretch moat.  After a hospital stay and some at home recuperation, he was back at the track on Friday night-although he couldn’t race.  This years’ recipient was Mike Hossfeld.
               The 2015 Pat Spina Mechanic of the Year award went to Pat OKeefe.  “How can I flip thee  - let me count the ways……”.   Repairing, rebuilding, and maintaining 4 Bangers took up most of his time this summer.  OKeefe was instrumental in fielding two cars weekly – his and his son Brenden’s.  Not only did he have to maintain them, but he had to rebuild and replace the #154 driven by his son after he flipped four times.
               The Owner of the Year honors went to Guy McPherson.  It is difficult enough to field one competitive car on a weekly basis, but when you have a pair of top notch racing operations in your fold, that’s some commitment of time and resources.  Guy McPherson aided his son Tyler to a fifth place points finish in the head-lining Modified ranks and his other son Cody to his first championship in the Sportsman at Ransomville.
               Danny Johnson…..what more needs to be said?  This veteran can never be counted out.  Despite some dismal luck in 2015 at the Big R, he led the track win column with six victories and in the history of the track is amongst those at the top of the all-time feature win list.  By virtue of his successes, Danny was awarded the Performance Award for 2015.
               A new category was established this year – simply put the Nice Guy awards.  As any promoter will tell you, having the drivers as ambassadors of your speedway is the best advertising you can get.  Well these two teams exemplify this positive approach to racing at Ransomville, even at times when the chips are down.    The first team to be awarded this honor was the Cotriss/Fearby team.  Always professional – be it to other racers, officials, or to fans.  The driver always has a smile on his face and often volunteers for 50/50 sell-offs. They help boost track exposure via their own social media pages, are amongst the first to sponsor laps of special events, and this year aided in bringing new sponsorship to the track.
               The second team to receive the honor is a household name in Ransomville when it comes to racing.  The McGinnis team!  Even after some tough situations, they will move on with a can-do attitude.  Family members have volunteered to pitch in with ground maintenance, and the team is always sharing Speedway posts and boosting the track exposure via their social network.  Their camping parties at the track have become legendary and they welcome any and all fans, racers, and officials to stop by and join their fun.  Ransomville Speedway is, without question, very lucky to have these two teams in their fold on a weekly basis.
               The Key Player!  This award was established to recognize the behind the scenes efforts on part of those who make racing at Ransomville Speedway successful.  Our Key Player, Pete Bicknell, was honored for everything he has done over his many years of involvement in the sport to benefit not just Ransomville Speedway, but motorsports around the region in general.  He has established himself as one of the all-time great drivers in the region, but one little statistic most people don’t realize is that from his very first Ransomville Speedway start in the early 70’s, he has not missed a single race night for his class – he has had perfect attendance for 42 years!
               Ryan Susice’s development as a racer has been witnessed by a lot of people at Ransomville Speedway.  His dad was a competitive racer for many years, and the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.  He established himself as a youngster as a competitive go-kart racer, and made the move to stock cars seem effortless, with championship seasons in the Street Stocks and Sportsman.  Upon his move to the Modifieds, his learning curve was fast.  It all came together for him this season with his first ever Modified title, all while he was expanding his racing horizons with competitive outings in a Sprint Car and TQ Midget.  By virtue of his 2015 successes, Susice was awarded the highly prestigious Driver of the Year Honors.
               In addition to receiving their Championship Awards from the Speedway, this year top guys were also honored by Firth’s Jewelers with their traditional honors.  Each champion received a commemorative Champions Watch while their significant others received a Racers Bracelet. 
               In addition the 50/50 girls – Jenn, Jessica, and Katie also received Zable earring as a special thank you from the Speedway as did the Beautification crew – April and Lynda.
               Feature winner plaques were also awarded  to the following; Chris Leone, Brendan OKeefe, Ashley Harbison, Mike Hossfeld, Brian Monahan Jr., Chad Lederhouse, Dave Dussault, Pat OKeefe, Ryan Plante, Austin Susice, John Conklin, Anthony Muscato, Darrell Borkenhagen, Mike Short, Brandon Sherwood, Mark Loveland, Jesse Johnston, Ken Camidge, Jaren Israel, Pat Dell, Cody McPherson, James Michael Friesen, Jesse Cotriss, Greg Martin, Brett Martin, James Sweeting, Mike Williams, James Henry, Justin Sharp, Danny Johnson, Erick Rudolph, Phil Vigneri Jr., Chad Brachmann, Jeff McGinnis, Pete Bicknell, and Ryan Susice.






It has been several years since the Niagara Falls, NY racer  Mark Loveland has been a weekly competitor  at Ransomville Speedway. Despite this, Mark still has a history at the Niagara County based half mile clay oval.

It was not a good start to the 2015 season at Ransomville Speedway for Loveland, who hit the outside retaining wall in turn one early in the feature event. Mark said the problem there was with his brakes. With extensive front end damage, the car was fixed over the following week and Mark would come back last week with a feature win.

The Mark Loveland legacy at Ransomville Speedway goes back to 1981 when he started racing in the Street Stock division. His first Ransomville Speedway title came in 1997. The last time he was a regular driver here was the 2010 season. During this past off-season, Loveland was planning on retirement, then an offer from 5G Motorsports came in to drive at Ransomville Speedway. So the goal for this season is a repeat of the 1997 season and another championship. He also knows for that to happen he can’t have a repeat of opening night.  

Growing up, Mark was a big fan of local race favorites Billy Rafter, Merv Treichler and Gary Iulg. However, it was his dad, James that influenced him to become racer.

When it came to learning to be a racer, it was a simple process.

“I just listened to people and other racers,” said Mark.
Sponsoring the 5G Motorsports ride is Lewis & Lewis Attys, Investors Services Co, Patriot Field Service and Shawnee Service. Helping out on team the Jeff, James, Steve and Kathy.




Certainly one of the best drivers to ever grace the Ransomville Speedway.

Brian lost his battle with brain cancer this past Winter. Stevens has recorded better than 100 feature victories in his career, along with Modified championships at Humberstone Speedway and Merrittville Speedway. For Brian, his local racing career began in the 1960’s in the Late Model division. When the Late Models were dropped from the local tracks due to lack of competitors, Stevens would go to the big block Modified division. Stevens proved to be a good fit for the class. 

The biggest benefit for Stevens, was his teaching. Driving the family owned ride, Brian would have the advantage of the teaching from his dad, Ray.

Ray was one of the region’s best racers until an racing accident at Merrittville Speedway in 1958 paralyzed him from the waist down. Wheel chair bound for the remainder of his life, he was still one of the better engine builders in the local pits and one of the better teachers. Many drivers learned from Ray, who was still one of the best from a wheelchair. Stevens was also there for  young drivers…if he was needed.  Brian said at a ceremony that spending time with Ray was the best time he ever had.

Brian actually retired from racing twice. He suffered a back injury forcing him to retire the first time. Like most racers, Brian was an occasional visitor to the local tracks when not driving. Many young drivers coming up through the ranks patterned their racing styles from the way Brian handled himself on the race track.

Back in the early 80’s, Brian made an unforgettable pass on Pete Bicknell late in a big block Super DIRT Series event at Merrittville Speedway. While he ran at the Syracuse mile several times, Brian had a fifth place best at the historic race facility.    

While a lot has been written about this family, it is worthy to note the long spanning career of the Stevens Family racing. They had done so much for racing in this region while Brian had won better than 100 feature wins. Merrittville Speedway was scheduled honor Brian Stevens last Monday night with a 44 lap event that paid $4444 to the lucky winner. 
Brian passed away at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital on February 18, 2015. Brian passed peacefully and was surrounded by family and friends. Brian is survived by his loving mother Lee Stevens, his brother Mark Stevens, his daughter Amanda Lamb and her husband Tom Lamb, daughter Melissa Stevens. Brian also had two grandchildren. Ray passed away in 2011 at the age 80. 

Brian was going to be a racer. It was in his family heritage. When he was old enough to get behind the wheel of a race car, he showed his talents.  Brian was a machinist away from the race track, Brain told a reporter from theWelland Tribune one time that he received quite a rush from the fast speeds he would  drive the local tracks.  Brian also said he was able to treat racing like a business, not as an expensive hobby. That approach contributed to the longevity of his career. Our race car always paid for itself.

Someday, Brian will be awaiting entrance into the St. Catharines Sports Hall of Fame. Several local racers have already been inducted. Look for Brian to take his turn into the DIRTcar Hall of Fame, located in Weedsport, NY someday as well.
Early in his career, Brian did plenty of traveling to race tracks in the northeastern racing theatre. Considered one of the best ever in the sport.  That will never change. Brian was one of several drivers who was honored at a Ransomville Speedway 50 season celebration. 
Additionally at this time - we would like to take a moment to remember two Grandstand season ticket holders whom lost their lives this past Winter - Harold Wienke and Carl Mowers.   






One of the more consistent top five drivers in the past few years within the Ransomville Speedway pit area has been Jesse Cotriss. The Medina, NY racer will be attempting to repeat his 2013 season performance when he won his first ever  Investors Service Sportsman championship. 

Winning the title in 2013, he also made it close last season but a flat tire on the final points night ended his chances of repeating. It was 2013 when he won his first ever DIRTcar touring Sportsman event at Ransomville Speedway as well.

“It was that night when we really found something in the car,” said Jesse.

In his early years, Jesse was a regular on the bike racing circuit. It was his dad Bill who talked Jesse into switching to stock cars some sixteen years ago. It has a proved to be the right decision. Two weeks ago, Jesse set fast time in qualifying, putting him on the pole for the 25 lap feature where he had a nice second place finish last Friday night.

Coming to Ransomville Speedway as a young fan, Don McGinnis would have an influence on Jesse.

“I loved to watch him race," said Jesse.
Jesse along with girlfriend Heather have  a new addition their family. A little boy named Jax. Even Jesse admits that his time in the garage has been cut back to spend time with his family.  Family comes first. Helping out on the Cottris ride this year is Roy, Ken, Scott and another Scott. Sponsoring the ride this year will be Investors Service Inc, Fearby’s Auto, Auto Metal Works an Jays Auto. Away from the race track Jesse is  fulltime employee at GM Motor plant in Tonawanda. 

A brand new Bicknell chassis was showcased on test, tune and time night three weeks ago. Jesse is part owner of the race team along with Roy Fearby. For Investors Service Inc, it will be their first year with the race team.       

“Mike (Greenawalt) and Michelle (Timineri) from Investors have been great,” said Jesse, of the first time sponsor.

The biggest challenge for Jesse in the early stages of the 2105 season is getting adjusted to the new rules instituted by DIRTcar in 2015. In which, race teams will have to use the same wheels as the Modified teams.
RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK........With the Ransomville Speedway 2015 season just around the corner, the offices at the legendary racing facility have been quite busy as the Friesen run track is adding more sponsors to it’s upcoming schedule.
Ransomville Speedway would like to welcome back the following sponsors;  
Viola, Cummings & Lindsay LLC
is located in Niagara Falls, New York at 770 Main Street and specializes in practicing in the areas of personal injury, workers compensation, auto accidents, construction accidents and social security. Viola, Cummings & Lindsay LLC has expanded by adding an additional office in Williamsville, NY. The new office is at 475 International Drive, Suite 400.
Viola, Cummings & Lindsay has been a part of the Ransomville Speedway family for the past few years. They utilize a trackside billboard at the speedway for marketing purposes. They can be reached at 716-285-9555 or visit their website at http://www.violacummingslindsay.com/
Ransomville, New York based Stevenson Hardware. The newly remodeled the store is located 2535 Youngstown Lockport Rd. Your local True Value Hardware store offers the tools, products, and expert advice for all of your project needs. Find the right products to help you complete your weekend projects. Stevenson Hardware also has trackside billboard. For store hours - please call 716-791-3312.  Stevenson Hardware utilizes a trackside billboard at the speedway as one of their marketing avenues.   
Midnight Run Wine Cellars is located just a few miles from the race facility at 3301 Braley Road.  Try their Victory wine which is specialized with racers in mind!  Midnight Run Wine Cellars has a grandstand billboard as well as an ad in the weekly Ransomville Laps program.
Niagara Lawn and Garden Equipment  is located at 4833 Saunders Settlement Rd in Niagara Falls, NY   They are the official lawnmower supplier of Ransomville Speedway.  Remember Spring has sprung - are you ready?   Visit their facility and check out the new line of Enduro Series Tractors.  They also now carry a full line of Stihl products.  Niagara Lawn and Garden advertises at the speedway via a grandstand billboard and weekly program ad.  For store hours or additional information - call 716-297-4783.


Ransomville, New York.....   Be sure and mark Tuesday, Aug. 4th on your racing calendar for the upcoming season. One of the biggest short track events in the northeast at Ransomville Speedway is an annual happening once again with racing stars from all over the northeast looking for gold on the fast Ransomville Speedway clay.
Coors Light has been a sponsor of the Summer Nationals for most of its existence. In 1985, Alex Friesen wanted to develop a major short track event for the Modifieds. What race fans will see on this night will be another one of his dreams. The Investors Service Sportsman, Gippsters Four Bangers and the world famous Ransomville Speedway Fireman Chicken BBQ will also be a part of the 2015 Alex Friesen Summer Nationals.
The Coors Light distributor for Ransomville Speedway is Certo Brothers located at 2500 North America Drive, Buffalo, NY 14224. For more information, please call them at (716) 827-1133. Get your ice cold Coors Light in the Ransomville Volunteer Firemans beer booth to those 21 yrs of age and older
Finditquick.com is also a co-sponsor for the Summer Nationals. FinditQuick.com is a locally owned company and was founded by owner Ron Halleen in 2000. The Finditquick.com company offers advertising solutions and publishing solutions to many clients. Finditquick.com works with some of the top advertisers and premium publisher websites in the industry. Finitquick.com is located in Grand Island, New York. Call them toll free (866) 899-8589 or locally (716) 297-5292
Finditquick.com will also be a division sponsor for the Ransomville Speedway 358 Modifieds. Finditquick.com is also a weekly heat race sponsor. They utilizes a track billboard behind the grandstands. See FinditQuick.com's beautiful promotion vehicle helping out weekly at the Big R pacing the field with the Ki-Po Chevrolet /Ransomville Speedway pace vehicle.        
The 100 lap featured big block modified event will also be a Super DIRTcar Modified event. Billy Decker is expected to defend his 2014 victory. Several of the competitors will be past Ransomville Speedway Finditquick.com 358 Modified champions with three time Summer Nationals Alan Johnson, who will return to Ransomville Speedway on a weekly basis in 2015. Danny Johnson is a multi-time champion, including the defending Ransomville Speedway champion. Pete Bicknell and Chad Brachmann, are also past champions. A very talented Ransomville Speedway field of cars will await the large invading traveling group for the 31 st annual Alex Friesen Summer Nationals. Super DIRTcar Series racing stars Matt Sheppard, Brett Hearn and Erick Rudolph are just a few of the big block stars expected compete in the 31 st Ransomville Speedway Summer Nationals.


Ransomville, NY – Thursday, April 9, 2015 – The season is just two short weeks away!!  Management has been busy finalizing sponsorship programs and working on advertisers to help them reach out to a very brand loyal group of consumers – race fans.
               Performance Manufacturing has joined forces with Jeffery Machine to present a full card of racing on Friday, July 17th.  This event will lead into Shawn Jeffery’s NYDKS Karting Series slated for Saturday, July 18th at Ransomville.    
               Performance Manufacturing Inc manufactures and sells high performance kart parts.  They have an extensive inventory and supply many chassis manufacturers and kart shops with their products.  They can also custom design and produce hard to find sizes and items.   In addition – they manufacture and sell Slack Racing Chassis and components.  The Slack Xpect Racing Chassis features the finest in components, materials, and workmanship.  A proven winning chassis for experienced or new racers.  They can be reached at 716-735-3500.
               Jeffery Machine offers a wide range of services from general machining to prototypes.   Their services include fabrication, fixtures, prototypes, specialty items, small production items, and general machine.  They are located conveniently just minutes from Ransomville Speedway.  To contact them call owner and operator Shawn Jeffery at 716-434-2710.
               LOE Trailer Sales owners and guests joined Ransomville Speedway last September as a co-sponsor of the annual King of the Hill twin 100’s.   We are excited to announce they will once again be returning as a co-sponsor of this event slated for Saturday, Sept. 18th.  Whether it’s for enclosed cargo trailers, dump trailers, skid trailers, utility trailers, landscaping trailers, snowmobile or heavy equipment trailers – LOE Trailer Sales has just what you need.  Be sure to give Joe or Andrea a call at 716-692-4975.
               Farmers Insurance of Lockport, NY – Lockports’ Home and Auto Insurers are new to the Big R!  Having also joined forces with local Sportsman stand-out Brett Martin, Farmers Insurance is anxious to quote your insurance needs.   They are located at 550 S Transit Road in Lockport, NY and can be reached by calling 716-514-4582.   Many thanks are extended to the Kruse family for choosing Ransomville Speedway as one of their marketing avenues.
               Be sure to support those who support this great sport – shop with our sponsors.  J


Ransomville, NY - Tuesday, March 31st - The 2015 racing season is set to kick off on Friday, April 24th with the annual test, tune, and time at Ransomville Speedway.  Track management has been busy preparing for the upcoming year with many specials events high-lighting the schedule.
     The annual test, tune, and time gives drivers the opportunity to test out their winter creations while also allowing them a chance to win the pole and a full barrel of VP Racing Fuel.   As part of their sponsorship, VP Racing Fuel will be awarding the fast timer in the FinditQuick.com Modifieds and the Investors Services Sportsman each a full barrel of racing fuel.  Many thanks are extended to Jim Kelly and everyone at VP Racing Fuels for their continued support.
    The front row for opening nights features in all five weekly divisions of FinditQuick.com Modifieds, Investors Services Sportsman, Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman, Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks, and Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers.  The top two time trialers in all five divisions will lock in the front row starting positions while the remaining drivers will use their times for the opening nights qualifying heat line-ups.  Anyone not in attendance at test, tune, and time will fill in the back of the heats on May 1st.  
    On Friday, May 1st - Martin's Fantasy Island and VP Small Racing Fuels will present the 58th season of operation at the half mile clay oval.   A full card of racing is scheduled with a start time of 7:15 pm.  The roster to date finds over eighty drivers registered for competition with many more expected.  Be sure to visit our website at www.ransomvillespeedway.com and view the complete rosters.
    The sponsorship portion of a speedway's business remains a vital source of income and of great importance.  Equally - advertising at a local speedway is a very affordable avenue in which to reach out to a very brand loyal group of consumers - race fans.   Company nights, billboards, and programs ads are some of these advertising options.  Additionally - naming rights for various items at the speedway is also a great way to gain vast exposure.  Currently the VIP Suites structure naming rights are available!  Hear your company's name announced weekly and have an opportunity to place signage on the VIP structure with official naming rights.  For additional information - please contact Tana at the speedway office.
    For information on company night sponsorships, billboard advertising, Ransomville Laps program ads, or VIP Suite rentals - please call the office at 716-791-3602.
Ransomville, NY - Friday, March 27th, 2015 - The management at Ransomville Speedway has been busy preparing for their 58th season of competition. One of the more successful and historic tracks in the northeast, promoters Jamie and Joel Friesen are always looking for ways to further enhance their program. This years Battle at the Border is sure to do just that.

Slated for Wednesday, July 1st, this years Battle at the Border will be a Big Block / Small Block Modified shoot-out offering $4000 to the 1st Big Block to cross the finish line AND $4000 to the 1st Small Block to cross the finish line. Presented by Waste Management and Budweiser Racing, an additional $3000 has been added to the purse. These changes came about due to the changes within the Super DIRTcar 358 Modified and Sportsman Series. Also being awarded is a Preferred Syracuse Super DIRT Week spot to the first Big Block Modified and also a Guaranteed Syracuse Super DIRT Week spot to the first 358 Modified.

"With DIRTcar changing the format of these series to concentrating primarily in the Fall, this meant changes to our Battle at the Border which had hosted the twin series for the past few years," commented PR Director Tana Robinson. "Jamie and Joel came up with what I think is one of the most unique ideas yet. Promising to pull both Big Blocks and Small Blocks as the top finisher in each will take home the top prize of $4000."

Additionally the Grit Sportsman Series will make its debut at the Big R. Both events should pull in many outside drivers looking to take on the very talented local talent.
With the 2015 season just around the corner, sponsors continue to come on board for the upcoming Ransomville Speedway season.

Ransomville, New York based Johnson’s Restaurant, will once again come into the Ransomville Speedway season as they usually do, sponsoring a pair of nights. Johnston’s Restaurant is located at 2575 Academy Street. It’s a must stop for drivers and race fans alike before Ransomville Speedway activities and following the racing action on Friday nights. Johnston’s Restaurant makes it beneficial for Ransomville Speedway competitors with each driver given a coupon for large pizza following the racing action. Johnston’s Restaurant and Ransomville Speedway continue what has been great relationship. Check out their trackside billboard when visiting Ransomville Speedway. They will also have an advertisement in the Ransomville Speedway “Laps” program. Johnson’s Restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner and has been a local favorite for years. When you're in the mood for good times and great cuisine, be sure to checkout Johnston's Restaurant and it’s catering. For any questions, please give them a call 716-791-3511.

Jerry Gradl Motors Inc is located at 711 Niagara Falls Blvd, in North Tonawanda, NY, offers quality used cars for sale. Jerry Gradl Motors is a family owned and operated business since 1958. They take pride in serving Western New York for over 52 years. Jerry Gradl Motors will have a trackside billboard at Ransomville Speedway. Stop in and see Chuck and Jerry on what they have available in quality used cars. Or call them at 716-906-8223.

The Aquarium of Niagara is located at 701 Whirlpool Street in Niagara Falls, NY and will also have a billboard at Ransomville Speedway, which will be located behind the front stretch grandstands. They open 9:00am Daily. The last admission sold at 4:30pm. Parking is FREE everyday. There's an ocean of discovery to be experienced at Niagara's other “wet wonder,” the Aquarium of Niagara, located just a few blocks away from Niagara Falls .

Once again, Gippsters Collision of Youngstown, NY will be the proud sponsor of the Four Banger Division. Gippsters Collision is owned by former Four Banger Division competitor Gerry Gipp. Gippsters Collision is located at 1215 Balmer Road in Youngstown. Give Gerry a call at 716-745-3679. Check out the Gippsters Collision advertisement in the Ransomville Speedway “Laps” program on race nights.
RANSOMVILLE, NY_In Western New York, Tim Hortons is a way of life, whether it be for that refreshing drink before work in the morning or on the way home. Bob Burns, has been a dedicated sponsor at Ransomville Speedway for several years. Bob owns and operates the following Tim Hortons locations in Niagara Falls, NY 8500 Niagara Falls Boulevard, 3024 Pine Avenue, 621 10th Street, 2248 Niagara Road, 2720 Military Road, Fashion Outlets Mall. He also has a location in Sanborn, NY at 2970 Saunders Settlement Road.
Tim Hortons always has fresh hot coffee along with hot tea, cold beverages and many quick meal options that will hit the spot at any time of day. In addition to being a weekly sponsor at Ransomville Speedway, Bob also sponsors Scott Kerwin’s FinditQuick.com Modified entry.
National Maintenance Contracting Corporation is owned and operated by Sam Lehr. They sponsor a company night that will bring close to 100 employees, customers, friends, and family to the track. They also sponsor the Ransomville Speedway Most Popular Driver Contest and have a billboard sign incorporated with the lap counter. Sam is also part owner of Scott Kerwin's FinditQuick.com Modified entry and can be found most nights pit side supporting his team and many others with additional sponsorship.
National Maintenance Contracting Corporation provides professional millwright and mechanical rigging services; environmental cleaning solutions, demolition, asbestos abatement, and environmental remediation services. Give National Maintenance Contracting Corporation a call at 716-285-1583 or stop in at 5600 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304 or call for all of your millwright and mechanical rigging services.
Scott Joy Trucking located at 1661 Blood Road in Lyndonville, NY will return to Ransomville Speedway for it’s second season as a valued sponsor. They host a company night where they entertain custoners, family, and friends in the VIP suites. They also own the FinditQuick.com Modified entry of Nick Joy. For all of your trucking needs give Scott Joy Trucking a call at 716-998-3605.
Davidson Fence specializes in all types of fences, including vinyl fences, chain link fences, wood fences, and more! For a fence installation, call them today at (716) 688-1672. Davidson Fence has a grandstand billboard and a weekly ad in the Ransomville Laps Program. Davidson Fence is located in at 458 76th St, Niagara Falls, NY.




Located at the corner of Ransomville Road and Route 31, Crosby Mart offers a full
assortment of beer, soda, snacks and fuel before and after the Ransomville Speedway racing program. Crosby Marts has been an advertising partner at the Big R for the past several years utilizing a program ad and billboard to reach out to the weekly consumers.  Be sure to stop by Crosby Marts to pick up your copy of the 2015 Ransomville Speedway schedule.   
Regional Haulage LTD is located at 3602 13th Street in Jordan Station, Ontario or give them a call at 905-562-3001.Regional Haulage is a licensed and bonded freight shipping and trucking company running freight hauling business across the province of Ontario. Ransomville Speedway would like to thank Felix and Josie Rizzardo for their continued support.  Regional Haulage has hosted a company night entertaining family, friends, customers, and employees for the past few seasons at the Big R. 
An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Go to Wagner's Farm & Markete and get your orchard fresh apples today! Located at 2672 Lockport Rd, Sanborn, NY, Wagner’s is easily accessable at 716-731-4440. Wagner’s is the official produce supplier of Ransomville Speedway. Remember those delicious Ransomville Speedway French fries? They are one the first items on the fans list when coming in through the front gate of the speedway. Wagner’s utilizes a grandstand billboard as one of their marketing avenues.
Patti's Cut Above at 2568 Youngstown Lockport Rd, Ransomville, NY. See Patti and get that winning haircut. Patti’s also supports the Ransomville Speedway “Laps” program with a weekly advertisement. Remember and tell Patti you heard about her through Ransomville Speedway. Get that haircut on your way to the speedway. Patti’s phone number is (716) 791-8800.




Ransomville, NY - Monday, March 16th - The long standing relationship between Try-It Distributing and Ransomville Speedway goes back several years.  It is a relationship that has been a win-win for both companies as they utilize each others businesses to further enhance their own.
     One of the ways is through sponsorship and brand recognition.  Labatts, Blue Light, Budweiser, Bud Light, Jack Daniels Coolers, and Yuengling have been advertising at Ransomville Speedway through various ways.  These brands are also available at the Ransomville Fire Company's beer booth.
      For 2015 - Labatt's will sponsor a company night at the speedway and invite customers, employees, friends, and family out for a night of fast paced racing action.  This event is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 22nd when the speedway hosts the $3000 to WIN FinditQuick.com Modified special along with a full card of racing.  Additionally - Labatts utilizes a trackside billboard for weekly exposure and is also the weekly sponsor of the Labatt's action page within the weekly issues of Ransomville Laps program.
     Budweiser is one of the presenting sponsors of the 6th annual Battle at the Border slated for Wednesday, July 1st.  The Big Block / Small Block 75 lap Shoot-out is sure to attract the who's who of DIRTcar racing as it offers $4000 to the first Big Block and $4000 to the first Small Block across the line.  Additionally the Grit Sportsman series will make their debut appearance at the Big R.
     Both Jack Daniels and Yuengling utilize weekly exposure at the speedway to further enhance their brands. 
     If you are 21 years of age - be sure to stop by the Ransomville Fire Company's beer booth and enjoy one of these fine brands. 





 Ransomville, NY - Monday, March 2nd, 2015 - Despite the white stuff still piled up outside, the management of Ransomville Speedway is busy preparing for the upcoming season which is less than two months away. A final schedule has been sent to Speedway Press and will be available beginning at the Motorsports Expo in Syracuse March 14th and 15th.

Ed's Garage and Krown Undercoating of Ransomville - both owned by former racer Jipp Ortiz. Located on rte 93 in Ransomville, Ed's Garage specializes in Collision repair. Krown Undercoating is a service that protects your cars under carriage from the elements of our winter weather. Krown Undercoating of Ransomville is hosting a company night and also utilizes a billboard for weekly advertising. Ed's Garage is a proud go kart sponsor. Be sure to give Jipp a call when in need of collision repair or undercoating.

The Jetport Lounge and Niagara's Lazy Lakes Camping Resort have been long time supporters of the Big R. The Jetport Lounge is located in Niagara Falls and features Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. They are the proud owners of the Rick Rchner FinditQuick.com Modified entry. The Jetport in conjunction with Lazy Lakes Camping Resort will host a company night at the speedway via the VIP towers and entertain family, customers, employees, and friends. Niagara Lazy Lakes Camping Resort is located just outside of Ransomville on Church Road. They offer a camping experienced with a resort feel.

Wendts Propane and Oil is located on Ward Rd in Sanborn, Wendt's has utilized a trackside billboard for years as a means of advertising. Adding a company night this year to their advertising portfolio, Wendt's Propane and Oil looks to further enhance their exposure to a very loyal group of consumers - race fans. They are the official propane and off road diesel supplier of Ransomville Speedway





KI-Po Group, Frank’s Market Place, Brad Angelo Lanes and A-Verdi Storage Containers will return to Ransomville Speedway for the 2015 season.

The Ki-Po Auto Group has two locations in the Western New York region. Visit either Ki-Po Chevrolet located on Route. 93 in Ransomville, NY or call them 716-791-4221 or the Lockport, NY location at 4967 Robinson Highway or give them a call at 1-866-781-8651. Ki-Po is the official pace car sponsor for Ransomville Speedway. Additionally they will also utilize a company night to entertain employees, customers, friends, and their families. Keith Lucas (co-owner of Ki-Po) and Tana Robinson have worked closely over the past several years to help Ki-Po Chevrolet achieve a vast amount of exposure at the Big R via billboards, division sponsorships, and company nights. In the market for a new or used car or truck? Visit Ki-Po and tell them Ransomville Speedway sent you. Ki-Po will also once again be the division sponsor for the Ransomville Speedway Street Stocks.

Ransomville Speedway would also like welcome back Frank and Frank's Market Place. Frank's Market Place is located in the plaza in Sanborn, NY. Frank's will utilize both weekly advertising in the Ransomville Lap program to reach out to race fans - also offering a chance to win a gift card weekly. Frank's will also entertain guests on a company night in early July. Be sure to visit Franks' Market Place in Sanborn, NY or Shurfine in Eden, NY and tell them Ransomville speedway sent you.

Brad Angelo Lanes - they are hosting a company night plus advertise via a parking lot billboard and as a go-kart division sponsor. Brad Angelo in Nationally known as a member of the Pro Bowling Association. Brad can be seen quite often on television competing in the PBA tournaments. Tied to the Western New York area, Brad and his wife Michelle purchased the old South Transit Lanes at 6280 South Transit Road in Lockport, NY and have helped grow the facility into a prospering business. Every other Tuesday - they host the Ransomville Speedway bowling league where teams compete for cash prizes to be offered as sponsorship for their chosen driver. Brad Angelo Lanes and Ransomville Speedway continue to work closely with one another to grow their businesses locally and help expose customers to each others entertainment facilities. To host that next party, give Brad a call at 716-391-0884.

A-Verdi Storage Container is located centrally in Savanah, NY, A-Verdi also services Western NY and all points in between. A-Verdi Storage Container is the official storage container of Ransomville speedway. They traditionally sponsor a Patriot Sprint visit and will do so once again on July 31st. They also use signage around the speedway as advertising. A-Verdi provides a variety of on-site storage & office products for commercial, residential & industrial customers. Secure extra space is made convenient because they stock an array of units for rent, lease or purchase and provide prompt on site delivery. For more information on A-Verdi, give them a call at 1-800-248-3734.

To sponsor a company night or advertise via a billboard or program ad - call Ransomville Speedway at 716-791-3602.





Ransomville, NY – Thursday, January 1st, 2015 – As has been tradition for the past fifteen years at Western New York’s Ransomville Speedway, the season officially kicked off on New Years Day for the annual Hangover 150 Enduro.

A total of one hundred and twenty cars registered for competition in the 4 cylinder, 6 cylinder, and 8 cylinder fifty lap main events. With a full pit area and grandstands – the Big R has successfully started another year.

Tim Phillips of Grand Island, NY led all fifty circuits in the 8 cylinder main event. Phillips is a veteran of the Hangover enduros and a past Sprint car competitor who certainly knows his way around the Big R. After taking control at the drop of the green, Phillips would main it the entire distance putting the remaining eighteen competitors at least one lap down. John Ortiz of Ransomville would take the second position in the final laps over Tom Lewis whom finished in third.

Kevin Morreale of Buffalo, NY took top honors in the 6 cylinder fifty lap main event. Morreale took the lead away from fellow Buffalo native Kenny Hejna on lap twenty-five and held it the remaining distance. After starting in position number twelve, Kyle Richner of Niagara Falls, NY came home in the second position. Kyle is no stranger to the Big R as his dad Rick Richner has been a competitor there during Friday night action for the better part of two decades. Tony Yamonaco of Grand Island came home in the third position.

Chris Lederhouse has been a semi-regular competitor at Ransomville Speedway in the Four Cylinder Friday night program for the past five seasons. Lederhouse of Ransomville took over the point position on lap forty when current leader Nathan Mitchell came to rest on the back stretch. Mitchell had been dominant to that point. Lederhouse would lead the final ten laps and collect the $500 payday. Billy Anderson of Pendleton, NY claimed the second position followed by Tony Kulesza and Ken Camidge.

Pit Notes – the car count was up a total of twenty-nine entries from 2014 when ninety-one cars were pitside. Another standing room only crowd was enjoyed as hardy race fans braved the frigid temperatures coupled with a blistering wind. The 2015 regular season schedule is due to be released in the coming weeks.





A very successful 15th annual Hangover 150 Enduro officially kicked off the 2015 season at the Big R just a week ago. With the ink barely dry on the sign-in sheets, work immediately shifted back to the regular season schedule including the renewing of many sponsorship and advertising programs.

"Pepsi-Cola has been the official soft drink distributor at Ransomville Speedway for the better part of the last two decades,"

says Ransomville Speedway public relations director and marketing contact Tana Robinson. "We work closely with our rep Joe Kasbaum to ensure Pepsi receives the most exposure possible," continued Robinson. "One of these ways is by outfitting our concession employees with official Pepsi t-shirts as their uniform." Distributed locally on Walden Avenue in Buffalo, Pepsi-Cola supplies the Big R with several different products sold weekly through the concession stands including the very popular brands of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, and Mountain Dew.

In addition to having their products sold weekly - Pepsi utilizes Ransomville Speedway as an advertising avenue through signage and a full page program add. Pepsi also entertains employees at a company outing at the speedway, this years being planned for mid August. In the mood for an ice cold soft drink - be sure to purchase one of Pepsi's many varieties.

Sahlens hotdogs is another product utilized weekly at the concessions stands at Ransomville Speedway. Produced locally here in Buffalo, Sahlens is a Western New York favorite and can be found at your local grocery stores. Sahlens is the official hotdog of Ransomville Speedway and has also been an affiliate of the track for several years.

In addition to having their product available on a weekly basis, Sahlens has found advertising in local racing a plus as it continues to utilize both signage and a program ad to reach out to a very brand loyal group of consumers - race fans.

Dig Safely NY has been working with the staff at Ransomville Speedway and other local venues to help reach out to the general public with safety awareness. With the warmer weather brings the racing season - it also brings the time of the year when many like to begin projects. Many of these home improvements involve minor and major excavating of ones property. It is of vital importance to call 811 before you dig to ensure important utility lines are not disturbed.

"For many years we worked with Larry Bishop and John Roth of Dig Safely NY," commented Robinson. "These two gentlemen are above and beyond dedicated to both getting their message out and the local race tracks." Bishop has recently retired his position with plans of spending quality time with his family. We thank Larry for his past service and wish him all the luck. The speedway will continue to work closely with Roth and Aimee Milks who will be spear heading the Motorsports program moving forward.

Look for Dig Safely NY's signage at the speedway along with a company night planned for mid May. This company night will feature the interactive Dig Safely display -giving fans an opportunity to explore what digging safely is all about. Be sure to visit their website www.digsafelyny.com or call 811 before beginning any projects that include excavating.

Interested in a company night to entertain employees, customers, friends, and/or family??? Perhaps advertising via a billboard or program ad is up your alley? Be sure to call the speedway at 716-791-3602 for full details on this inexpensive way to expose your business.





Don't look now, but the 2015 season isn’t that far away. The off season time is busy as Ransomville Speedway sets it’s upcoming schedule for the summer season, which will be out shortly. It’s also time in which the track’s sponsorship partners announce their intentions for the season ahead.

Many of those dedicated partners made their way towards the popular Niagara County based clay oval, ready to open it’s 58th season ready

“Investors Services of Niagara Falls, NY and it’s owner, Mike Greenawalt, have been one the biggest fans of the Ransomville Speedway,” says Ransomville Speedway public relations director and marketing contact Tana Robinson.

Investors Services will once again be the division sponsor for the Sportsman division. They will also sponsor the highly popular King of the Hill Weekend in September.

Investors Services specializes in property management and home rehab. Investors Services is located at 4939 Lockport Road, Niagara alls, NY or just call them 716-285-3000.

Ransomville Speedway is also proud to announce the return of Finditquick.com for the 2015 season.

Just go to the Finditquick.com the website for savings coupons and other Daily Deals savings.

Finditquick.com will be a co-sponsor for the July based Battle of the Border. The will also be the division sponsor for the 358 Modified division. Finditquick.com is owned by Ron Hallen. Race fans can see the Finditquick.com pace vehicle on race night pacing the feature fields. Contact Ron and Finditquick.com at their toll free number at 866-899-8589 for more information.

Van Raine Construction, located in Georgetown, Ontario, will return to Ransomville Speedway in 2015 as the division sponsor for the Novice Sportsman class. They will also sponsor the July 3rd $750 to win Sportsman event. They will also sponsor the September 11th DIRTcar Sportsman Series event.

Van Raine Construction is co-owned by Ransomville speedway Sportsman regular Rob Clark.

Marke Cerrone will return to the Ransomville Speedway in 2015.
Mark Cerrone, Inc. is committed to providing the safest possible workplace for our employees, subcontractors, clients and the people who live and work in our communities and near our jobsites.

Mark Cerrone Inc will have billboard at Ransomville Speedway. They will also sponsor a night at the track.

For General Contracting information, please visit their 2368 Maryland Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY location or give them a call t 716-288-5245.

For information on sponsoring an event or advertise via billboards or program ads - please call 716-791-3602





Most of us go to the race track on a Friday night and sit in the bleachers and just watch the races! We don't realize and think about all the work that goes into a Friday night show!  We have the announcers that have to know all the drivers names, car numbers and sponsors. You have the scorers that keep track of who is on lead lap and positions of drivers. You have the PR that keeps track of what's happening on the track for the articles on internet and papers. You have the person that does lineups and pay out. I am going to introduce you all to our tower staff who does a Awesome Job each and every week.
      Meet our announcers whom you hear from each and every week! Rick Mooney has been announcing at Ransomville speedway for 14 years. The position to him is sharing his knowledge, information and excitement with the fans each and every week. He started going to the races as a child watching his uncle race.  His uncles Ed Mooney and Jack Mooney as well as a cousin Rhonda Mooney Waters raced in the past. Currently Neil and Kyle Pafk sons of his cousin Lori Stamp Pafk race locally. Rick has been a fan of racing since 1965 and an official in racing since 1979! Other tracks that he has been employed by are Perry, Genesee and Freedom as announcer and Media Director. He is currently also employed by Holland Speedway as an announcer and he is the former media director there. His daily job is a Driving Safety Instructor for Morgan School of Driving in Rochester. I asked Rick his favorite race track and he said "any short track Dirt or Asphalt"! Rick said he would Love to be able to race but he knows he is a better announcer than racer.
Dave Buchanan is our other announcer who also announces at several other race tracks such as Lancaster (Elegant Builders race track), Humberstone in Canada, Wyoming County, Lake Erie and the prestigious races of the Race of Champions and Super Dirt Week! Dave got involved in racing much the same as
most of us as a child. His dad was involved in drag racing and started working at Lancaster Speedway when Dave was 7! His dad would take him and his brothers to the track every week. His dad is still an official at
Lancaster. Dave's brother Charles is a former racer at Lancaster and currently works on the crew for Jake Lyons Super Stock. Dave has been announcing from a very young age of 14! He has worked at Ransomville
Speedway for 5 years and Loves calling the "racing action for the fans". His day job is a producer for WGR 550 AM. Dave said he has never had interest in racing. His favorite race track is anywhere he is announcing
at. His favorite moment in racing is when he got to interview his brother after his 1st win at Lancaster Speedway. The worst moment in racing for him was falling out of the tower at WCIS. Dave would like to add that " He is honered to be a part of the crew at the Big R and he Loves working with his friend Rick every Friday"!
     Meet Fran Bushard who does the Stats, Lineups and Finishes every week. His day job is a newspaper printer. He has been involved with racing for 45 years. He was camping in the 1970's when he was introduced to racing. He has worked for Ransomville for 10 years. He has also worked for Merritville
and Humberstone Speedways doing the stats and and pit reporter. He has never had an interest in racing himself. I asked him his favorite moment in racing and he said "its all the people that he has met, he would not trade it for the world". His worst moment in racing is when he has to miss arace.
    Meet Jeffrey Robinson (the youngest of the Robinson clan) who sets up the lineups and does the pay out sheets. He has been coming to the race track since he was in his mothers belly. Racing has Always been a part of his life. Everyone in his family either works at or once has worked at the race track. He has worked at Ransomville for 10 years in assorted job positions such as with the programs, lap counter and as a handicapper. He has never felt the want to race but he did do the "Bob Urtel Stunt Show Spectacular".  His favorite moments In racing are camping at Super Dirt Week with family. The worst moment in racing for him is the rain outs.  Jeffrey's day job is working for Try It Distributing as a beer merchandiser. He would like to include that " He Loves Ransomville Speedway where he is with family and friends and watching the best races around".  His girlfriend Taylor works in the back office as well.
     Meet the head scorer - Mike Robinson. Mike is the Head Scorer and is in charge of maintaining the running order and the electronic scoring of the races. He too has been involved in racing his whole life as he is the middle child of the Robinson boys. You met his brother earlier and his older brother Dan is the Flagman. They all have been coming to the track since they were babies. He used to race Go
Karts at Ransomville when he was younger. His favorite moment in racing is every time he won in the Go Karts, but he disliked losing. His other memorable moment is when he was "Stunt man Mike" in the Bob Urtel Stunt Show. Ransomville is Mike's favorite race track. Mikes day job is a Elementary School Teacher. He would like to say " that he is proud to work at such a great race track with a great staff".  
    Chris Secor got involved with racing because he is best friends with the Robinson boys. They introduced him to it and he Loves it. He too is a scorer and is doing a great job in his first year. His day job is working for Salit Specialty Rebar as a Iron Worker. His favorite track to attend is Syracuse. His favorite moment in racing is watching the Hangover. The worst moment for him was the Friday the 13th wreck that happened at Ransomville speedway and took out most of the modified field.  He would someday like to race a
street stock.
    Bob Urtel has been involved in racing for over ten years. He has lots of friends involved in racing as well as his dad who is a former racer. His dad is "Wild" Bill Urtel who drove the #37 Big Block Modified at
Lancaster Speedway in the 1970's. Bob also raced street stock for a short time. His favorite moment in racing was building that 1st street stock. His worst moment in racing is wrecking his 1st street stock. He would like to race again, maybe in the next hangover??? His favorite race track like many is Ransomville Speedway. He has also worked at Thunder Speedway as a tow truck operator. During the day Bob is a Mechanical Engineer.  
    Tim Rice has also been involved in racing for as long as he can remember. His job at the track currently is the lap counter. His parents took him at a young age. He has worked at Ransomville for over ten years
and has had various jobs such as programs, concessions, and now lap counter. He too has The Big R as his favorite race track. He would Love to race sometime in the future. His favorite moment in racing was being part of the "Bob Urtel Stunt Show" and his worst moment was hurting after that show. Tim works in a fiberglass factory during the day. 
     Jeffrey Anstett has a few different job duties that consist of calculating the points during the week, he handles the website, the race director on Friday nights and calculates handicap (race lineups) during the
week. Jeff has been at Ransomvile for 20 years, he worked the back stretch for 5 years and the last 15 he has been Race Director. He too has been involved in racing from an early age. His parents took him to Ransomville, Humberstone and Merritville racetracks as a child. Jeff raced pro stocks for 8 years at Freedom, Perry, Gasport and The Big R. His biggest accomplishments was his 1st Feature Win in the pro stocks at Gasport. Jeff also still competes every Thursday night at the Little R (go kart track)
where he has over 40 wins and six Go Kart Championships.
     Meet Tana Robinson who is the Core of the Race Track! She has been involved in racing all her life as her grandparents owned a track in the Adirondacks called Fort Covington Speedway. Her dad Jack Carr raced at Ransomville and Lancaster Speedways. Tana went to the track with her grandparents at an early age. She started attending Super Dirt Week as a teenager with her grandparents. She has only missed one race there since she started going and that was to have her son Michael. Tana has worked for Ransomville Speedway for 25 years, the last 15 as a Full Time PR and Marketing Director. She also currently works for Canadaigua Motorsports Park on Saturdays. You will also see her working for DIRT when ever asked at various tracks. She also works at Daytona during speedweeks in February.  Tana's favorite track is Ransomville Speedway. She has no interest in racing as she practiced in a car once and was really scared. The worst moment in racing that Tana can remember was that horrible modified wreck on Friday the 13th 2011 when the rain started on front stretch and all the modified cars crashed going into turn one. Her favorite moment in racing is "Every Sunny Friday"! She also enjoys spending every Friday at the race track with her family who also work at the track, Dan (Flagman), Mike and Jeff (tower), daughter in laws Stephanie and Taylor in back office and her mom in front ticket booth. Tana is a avid fan and very dedicated to this sport of racing. She has been recognized as DIRTcar's woman in Racing Award for the Hall of Fame as well as being recognized as the Foar Score Woman in Racing Award. Owner Trish Friesen would like to say that " Tana is a key member and the driving force behind the success of Ransomville Speedway"! I am glad to have the pleasure of being able to call Tana Robinson my Friend. She is very dedicated to her friends, family and job. If there is a race locally you will See her there. 
THANK YOU TANA FOR ALL YOU DO FOR RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY, KNOW THAT YOU ARE APPRECIATED. Be sure to wish Tana a Happy Birthday when you see her, as her birthday is this Sunday.
     I hope introducing you all to the Tower staff has been informative and opens your eyes to some of the behind the scenes of DIRT Track Racing at Ransomville Speedway. If you see any of these great people be sure to Thank them for the Great job they do each and every week. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to Ransomville Speedway.

The AFL/CIO Niagara/Orleans Central Labor Council,
Ransomville Speedway & the United Way of Greater Niagara
Team Up Once Again!

For the sixth 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 Racesť. 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 13th, 2014 with a rain date scheduled for Friday, June 20th, 2014.
The AFL/CIO Niagara/Orleans Central Labor Council and their affiliated locals a long with the United Way of Greater Niagara have had a great time at the half-mile oval track for the past five years, offering a great program to their members and families. This event has sparked a lot of interest and will certainly do the same when it comes together in June.
"This is an awesome event."  commented PR and Marketing Director Tana Robinson. We are honored that the AFL/CIO Niagara/Orleans Central Labor Council has chosen Ransomville Speedway to hold this fundraiser for the United Way of Greater Niagara. The Labor Council does a fantastic job organizing the event. It's great to work with the fine people at the Labor Council and the United Way. Both Bill Jakobi and Jim Briggs have been instrumental in laying the ground work for the event and it's been a pleasure. Both Jakobi and Briggs said they are very pleased with success of this event, in the past five years they have raised $42,000 thanks to the continuous support we get from the Friesen Family, Ransomville Speedway, Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY, Maxwell & Murphy Attorneys at Law, M&T Bank, Lewis & Lewis, PC the AFL/CIO Niagara/Orleans Central Labor Council and all their Union Affiliates. This support goes a long way to help those in our community that need help through United Way and its funded programs provided by their twenty partner agencies.
Tickets for the 6th Annual Labor's Night at the Racesť goes on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the United Way of Greater Niagara's office, 6420 Inducon Drive W, Suite B2, Sanborn NY 14131, call Bill Jakobi at (716) 216-4582 or order on website www.laborsrace.com. Also tickets can be purchased at the novelty booth at Ransomville Speedway. Adult tickets are $15.00 & children under 12 years old $7.00



RANSOMVILLE, NY/THOROLD, PORT COLBORNE, ONT…Three of the Niagara Regions dirt tracks are coming together to create the Tri-Track Series in 2014. These local tracks include the New Humberstone Speedway located in Port Colborne, Ontario, Merrittville Speedway located in Thorold, Ontario and the Ransomville Speedway located in Ransomville, NY.
The Series will be featuring both the 358 DIRTcar Modifieds and the DIRTcar Sportsman. Each of the tracks will host at least two 358 Modified and two Sportsman races as part of the 12-race series. “We are very excited to be working alongside both Clinton Jeffery and the staff at Humberstone and Erica Bicknell-Jones and all the staff at Merrittville to bring together this series” stated Tana Robinson, PR and Marketing Director for Ransomville Speedway.
The Tri-Track Series is looking for a potential sponsor to the series. Each track will provide up to 12 VIP Suite tickets for your event. In addition to event advertisement at all three speedways, the potential sponsor will receive name and or logo mentions in pre and post race press releases as well as name and or logo mentions via all three tracks social media outlets. Also, the potential sponsor has the ability to set up a display at each event and the ability to prevent each winning driver a winners plaque with the company name and or logo on it. To take advantage of this opportunity, feel free to email Clinton@humberstonespeedway.com, ebicknell@cogeco.net or raceransomville@aol.com
About Each Track in the Series:
Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Road, off NYS Route 93 in the Niagara County hamlet of Ransomville, just fifteen minutes from both Lockport and Niagara Falls. Set for their 57th season of operation, “The Big R” races on Friday nights and features 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Novice Sportsman, Street Stocks, and 4 Cylinders. For more information on Ransomville, log on to ransomvillespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter @Ransomville and like the speedway on Facebook. You can also call the speedway at 716-791-3602 or 716-791-3611.

Merrittville Speedway: Merrittville Speedway is located on Merrittville Highway in Thorold, Ontario, just minutes away from St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. Merrittville is opening up the gates for the 63rd consecutive season in 2014. Racing on Saturday nights, Merrittville features the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Hoosier Stocks, 4 Cylinders and Mod Lites. For more information on Merrittville, log on to merrittvillespeedway.com or follow the track on both Facebook and Twitter @Merrittville. You can contact the speedway at their winter office, located at Bicknell Racing Products at 905-685-7223 (RACE).

Humberstone Speedway: The New Humberstone Speedway is the Niagara Region’s Sunday race place and is located just two miles East of Port Colborne on Highway 3, just 17 miles west of the US/Canadian Border at the Peace Bridge (Buffalo/Fort Erie). Set to open for their 55th season of operation in 2014, Humberstone features Sportsman, Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Pro 4 Trucks. For more information, please visit us on the World Wide Web at www.humberstonespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @NewHumberstone and like the track on Facebook. You can also call the track at 905-834-4002 or at the offices, located at Cosco Haulage at (905) 935-2886.




Ransomville, NY – Thursday, November 28, 2013 – The 2013 awards and dinner banquet was held on November 1st bringing to an official close of the racing season. Focus immediately turned to the 2014 year including the launching of a new division geared at the novice or beginner Sportsman competitor.

The DIRTcar Sportsman division has been one of growth the past few years. This brought attention to the benefits a Novice class would bring as it would allow competitors with little or no experience in the DIRTcar Sportsman ranks an opportunity to learn and develop prior to moving into the head-lining class.

Promoters Jamie and Joel Friesen, along with Race Director Jeff Anstett held a meeting recently in which they came up with the following guidelines for a Novice Sportsman Division. Officials will also be available at the annual membership meeting, slated for Sunday, February 9th.  "The Sportsman Class has become very competitive over the years, and we feel that the Novice Sportsman Class will give new drivers a better opportunity to get acclimated with Open Wheel Cars." commented Anstett.  "Having a Novice class to learn Open Wheel Cars will ultimately make these new drivers better in the long run."  

1. Cars will operate under 2014 DIRT Sportsman rules.

2. Tires will be Hoosier M45 on rears, D300 on fronts!

3. Optional open motor at 5800 chip and 2650 lbs.

4. 94 Maximum Octane Standard Pump Gasoline, and VP D-98 will be the only fuels allowed.

5. First time rookie competitors in the Novice Sportsman class who move up to the DIRT Sportsman class after July 12th 2014 will still retain their Rookie of the Year status in the DIRT Sportsman class for 2015.

6. Four Bangers and Street Stocks will be allowed and encouraged to run the Novice Sportsman class on the same night as their regular class.

7. Special awards will be handed out at the end of year banquet for the top three.  Novice Sportsman drivers with their best eight finishes based off of the DIRT 60 point system.

8. If a car is entered in both DIRT Sportsman and Novice Sportsman class with two different drivers, the car will be subject to an additional $25 entry fee.

9. The Novice Sportsman class is not mandatory for new Sportsman competitors.  Rookies who feel that they are ready for the DIRT Sportsman class are more than welcome to start in the DIRT Sportsman class.

10. In the event that track management deems a competitor over competitive, the track reserves the right to request that he or she moves up to the DIRT Sportsman class.


11.  Drivers who have drove Sportsman in the past who have struggled are allowed to move back down to compete. 

Anyone with questions prior to the annual membership meeting is encouraged to email the speedway at raceransomville@aol.com or call at 716-791-3602.




LOCALEDGE: Localedge and Ransomville Speedway have been marketing partners for the past few years and have enjoyed a great joint relationship.  Utilizing an advertising trade, each company helps the other by reaching out to local consumers.  Localedge host’s a company night for their employee’s and utilize’s signage and a full page program ad to further enhance their exposure for the White and Yellow pages distributed locally. The speedway place’s a full page ad in both the Niagara Falls and Lockport phone books.  Visit https://www.localedge.com

ATWAL EYE CARE: Serving the Buffalo NY area, Atwal Eye Care is committed to eye care from eyeglasses & contact lenses to LASIK & refractive surgery care.  Located at 5 Harlem Rd in Cheektowaga, NY – they can be reached at (716) 896-8831. Atwal Eye Care hosts a company night at Ransomville Speedway and also has a billboard in place offering weekly exposure.  Be sure to give Atwal Eye Care a call for all of your eye health needs.

FIRTH JEWELERS – Firth Jewelers is the official Jeweler of Ransomville Speedway.  Located at 2435 Military Rd, in Niagara Falls, NY, be sure to make Firth Jewelers your choice when looking for that special gift for the special someone in your life.  Firth Jewelers provides champions watches to the division champions and a racers pendant to their significant others at the season ending awards banquet.  Firth’s has been a partner of the Big R for over ten years and we look forward to many more. Firth’s can be reached at 716-297-2210.

WGR 550 – For the latest in Sports talk radio, be sure to tune into WGR 550 – home of Dave Buchanon’s Fast Track every Sunday.  WGR 550 and Ransomville Speedway are advertising partners and have been for over five seasons.  Ransomville Speedway airs commercials during special events on WGR 550 – attracting Sports fans from all around.  WGR 550 hosts a company outing at Ransomville Speedway via the Bud VIP Tower suites and also has signage on display offering enhanced exposure.

THE NIAGARA GAZETTE – Your hometown newspaper – it is Niagara Falls online source for local news in and around Niagara County.  The Niagara Gazette is located at 310 Niagara St in Niagara Falls, NY. The Niagara Gazette has been an advertising avenue for Ransomville Speedway for over two decades.  In turn, the Niagara Gazette also utilizes Ransomville Speedway for an employee outing allowing their valued guests an opportunity to view all the racing action from high above the racing surface via the Bud VIP Tower Suites. Visit their website at www.niagara-gazette.com

WENDT’S PROPANE & OIL – Proud sponsors of the Big R for the past several seasons, Wendt’s Propane and Oil is the official propane and off road diesel supplier for the speedway.  Located at 5910 Ward Rd, in Sanborn, NY – be sure to stop by Wendt’s Propane and Oil and tell them Ransomville Speedway sent you. Wendt’s Propane and Oil utilize a trackside billboard for season long exposure.  2014 schedules will be available at Wendt’s Propane beginning April 1st – be sure get your copy. Wendt’s can be reached at 716-731-9826.





With a season opening date of Friday, May 2nd, Ransomville Speedway quietly is getting it’s season in order with five more sponsors recently signing on the dotted line for the 2014 season. For those of you wanting to sponsor with Ransomville Speedway for the upcoming season and haven’t done so, you had better do so quick. Spots are filling up on the 2014 schedule. DON’T BE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD!

AQUARIUM OF NIAGARA FALLS: Located at 701 Whirlpool Street in Niagara Falls, the Aquarium of Niagara Falls is one of this region’s landmarks. Ransomville Speedway and the Aquarium of Niagara Falls have been partners for the last several years with the aquarium utilizing signage to promote it’s highly profiled facility. Please visit the Aquarium of Niagara Falls year round. Go to it’s website at aquariumofniagara.org or give them a call at 716-285-3575. Parking, like Ransomville Speedway, is always free.

RPM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: Owned by Rick Horton, RPM Management offers full Property Management Services with 24 hour Maintenance. Along with it’s full rehab, remodeling and property maintenance, RPM also collects rent  and provides monthly record keeping for all of it’s clients. RPM Property Management and Ransomville Speedway will spend it’s second year together as partners. RPM Property Management is located at 4568 Creek Road in Lewiston, New York and they have signage at the track as a marketing tool. They can be reached at 716-990-2671. Tell RPM you heard about them from Ransomville Speedway.

CROSBY MART: Located in downtown Ransomville, Crosby Mart is your one stop shop for snacks and gas before and after the Ransomville Speedway racing programs. Crosby Mart has signage at the track as well as an ad in the Ransomville Speedway Laps program. Crosby Mart has been with Ransomville Speedway for several years and is located at 2560 Youngstown Lockport Road. Crosby Mart…You’re first and last stop before leaving Ransomville. 

BLUECROSS BLUESHIIELD OF WNY: A major sponsor with the BCL Racing/Scott Kerwin Race Team. BlueCross BlueShield of WNY is a presenting sponsor of the annual Labor Night at the Races to benefit the United Way. BlueCross BlueShield of WNY also has an ad that is in the weekly Ransomville Speedway Lap program. BlueCross BlueShield of WNY is located at 257 West Genesee Street in Buffalo, New York. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York will provide you with the right health care plan for individuals, families, Medicare, businesses and more. Contact them at 716-887-6900 or go online at bcbs.com.

SAHLENS: The official hot dog of Ransomville Speedway. Sahlen Packing Company was founded in 1869 in Buffalo, New York as a family business. Company founder Joseph Sahlen dedicated himself to one guiding principle: only the freshest and highest quality meat products would bear the proud Sahlen name. Sahlens has a weekly ad in the Ransomville Speedway Laps program and utilizes signage at the track as well. Sahlens Corporate headquarters is located at 318 Howard Street in Buffalo.






RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ Sponsorship partners continue to come forward for the 2014 Ransomville Speedway season with five returning local businesses on board once again to show their support. A little more than two months left before the first drop of the green flag and things continue to come together for the 57th annual season opener on Friday, May 2nd.

MOLSON CANADIAN-Served by Certo Brothers Distributing and located at 2500 North American Drive in West Seneca, New York. Molson Canadian will take part in the Ransomville Speedway program, sponsoring the Molson Canadian Points Page. Established in 1912 by Peter John Certo, they are still going strong 100 YEARS LATER!! Ransomville Speedway would like to thank Peter John Certo and Certo Brothers for their continued support of Ransomville Speedway. For more information on Certo Brothers, please call 716-827-1133.

WAGNERS FRUIT AND FARM MARKET-Located at  2672 Lockport Road in Sanborn, New York, Wagners Fruit and Farm Market is the official produce of Ransomville Speedway. Wagners Fruit and Farm Market is quite visible at Ransomville Speedway as the track billboard sits right behind the grandstands. You can also reach Wagners Fruit and Farm Market at 716-731-4440.

DAVIDSON FENCE-Located in Niagara Falls, New York, Davidson Fence will spend it’s second season as a partner with Ransomville Speedway. They build quality fences that last with the lowest of prices. Davidson Fence utilizes signage and a program ad in the Ransomville Laps program. Contact Davidson Fence for all of your fencing needs at 716-283-2843.

MIDNIGHT RUN WINERY- Located at 3301 Braley Road in Ransomville, which is just down the road from Ransomville Speedway.  The winery is also located within two miles of Lake Ontario. The lake has a profound effect on Midnight Run Winery grapes. It extends the growing season and moderates the temperature to help produce fine quality grapes. This you will notice in each hand crafted bottle. Midnight Run Winery has a sign at Ransomville Speedway and also has an ad in the Ransomville Laps program. For more information, please call Midnight Run Winery at 716-751-6200.

UNITED MATERIALS-It will be the second year for United Materials at Ransomville Speedway. They will be a presenting sponsor at the Friday, July 4th event at Ransomville Speedway. Located at 3949 Forest Parkway in North Tonawanda, New York, United Materials is your number one supplier of ready mix concrete, aggregates and related building materials for all of your construction needs. The phone number for United Materials is 716-213-5832.






RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK....... Things continue to move forward for the Ransomville Speedway 2014 season as Budweiser, Blue Light, Creekside Sales and Service and A-Verdi Storage Containers have announced intentions of returning as partners for the upcoming season. Shawnee Services has also come on as a new sponsor. With the season opener (May 2nd) just two and a half months away, things continue to stay busy at the track offices. 

BUDWEISER - Distributed by Try-It Distributing in Lancaster, NY, which is the official sponsor of the BUD VIP tower suites.   Try-It Distributing also utilizes an ad in the Ransomville laps program. Try-It Distributing features local beers, seasonal beers, flavored beers, imported beers and ales, and fruit ales.  Plus, the nation’s favorites such as Bud. Try-It Distributing is located at 4155 Walden Avenue, Lancaster , NY 14086. They can be reached by phone at (716 ) 651-3551. Thirsty? Go on out and get a Bud.

BLUE LIGHT- A presenting sponsor of May 30th  a full card of racing.  Labatt and Blue Light also utilize signage and a program ad for additional exposure. They are also distributed by Try-It Distributing.

CREEKSIDE SALES AND SERVICE- Located at 6989 Transit Road in Lockport, New York. Creekside Sales and Service will be a presenting sponsor of a company night and also utilize an ad in the Ransomville laps program. Creekside Sales and Service sells new and used chainsaws, trimmers and outdoor power equipment with major manufacturers Cub Cadet, Mahindra Tractors, Troy-Bilt and Stihl behind them. Want quality in your purchase, please visit Creekside Sales and Service or call them at 716-625-6745.

SHAWNEE SERVICES- located at 4991 Shawnee Road in Sanborn is a new sponsor to Ransomville Speedway in 2014 and will be a presenting sponsor for the Friday, July 4th racing program at the Big R. Shawnee Services Inc is a licensed and bonded freight shipping and trucking company running freight hauling business from Sanborn, New York. For more information on Shawnee Services, please visit us or call at 716-731-4208. Shawnee Services is also sponsoring the return of former Street Stock champion Cory Sawyer to Ransomville Speedway competition.

A-VERDI STORAGE CONTAINER:  The official storage container supplier of Ransomville Speedway. A-Verdi Storage Container will be the primary sponsor on Friday, August 1st when the Patriot Sprints come into Ransomville Speedway. A-Verdi will also used signage at Ransomville Speedway as a marketing tool. A-Verdi provides a variety of on-site storage & office products for commercial, residential & industrial customers. Secure extra space is made convenient because we stock an array of units for rent, lease or purchase and provide prompt on site delivery. A-Verdi is located at 14152 Route 31, Savannah, NY 13146 or call them at 1-800-248-3734.







RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK....Ransomville Speedway continues to prepare for the 2014 season with many businesses returning to the popular half mile oval and new ones coming on board for the upcoming season. With less than three months remaining in the current off-season, things are happening fast and furious inside the offices of Ransomville Speedway.
RANDY'S SMOKE SHOP:  Randy's Smoke Shop is conveniently located at 1325 Upper Mtn Rd on the Tuscarora Nation - a full service gas station that many race fans frequent all week long and many stop by weekly on their way to the speedway.  Randy's Smoke Shop has been involved in local racing for many years - as both a supporting sponsor and competing teams.  Randy's Smoke Shop utilizes both weekly signage at the speedway in addition to a company night as a means of advertising - reaching out to a very brand loyal group of consumers - race fans.  This season - Randy's Smoke Shop has increased their involvement and will co-sponsor of the highly coveted return of the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series to the Big R. slated for Tuesday, August 5th.  Be sure to stop by Randy's Smoke Shop for all of your tobacco and gasoline needs and tell them you appreciate all they do on the local racing scene. They can be reached at 716-297-5636.
JETPORT LOUNGE:  Another long time sponsor at Ransomville Speedway, the Jetport Lounge and Motors are located at 7100 Porter Rd in Niagara Falls, NY.  The Jetport Lounge features breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week and is a popular stop for race teams and fans.  The Jetport Lounge owns FinditQuick.com Modified team entry #26 driven by Ricky Richner of Niagara Falls, NY.  Be sure to stop by the Jetport Lounge and Motors and support those who support this great sport.  They can be reached at 716-297-9778.
NIAGARA'S LAZY LAKES CAMPING RESORT: Niagara's Lazy Lakes Camping Resort is located on Church Rd just minutes from the speedway grounds.  This camping resort is like no other - a resort feel.  Looking for someplace new to camp?  Be sure to give the fine folks at Niagara's Lazy Lakes Camping Resort a call at 716-433-2479 and tell them they came highly recommended by Ransomville Speedway.  Niagara's Lazy Lakes Camping resort is also proud to sponsor the #26 FinditQuick.com Modified entry driven by Ricky Richner.  They will join the Jetport Lounge as a co-sponsor of a night of racing this season at the Big R.
VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION: New to the sponsorship level at Ransomville Speedway, Van Raine Construction is located across the border in Ontario Canada.  Van Raine Construction business man Rob Clark fields a Investors Service Sportsman entry weekly at the speedway and most recently became the headline sponsor of the Novice Sportsman class, the DIRTcar Sportsman series event slated for early September, and the headline sponsor of the newly formed Tri-Track Series.  The next time you are in the pit area, be sure to stop by the 19c Sportsman entry of Rob Clark and tell him THANKS for his involvement and support of racing at Ransomville Speedway.
SCOTT JOY TRUCKING: Scott Joy Trucking is located on Blood road in Lyndonville, NY.  Scott Joy and family can be found weekly at Ransomville Speedway fielding a FinditQuick.com Modified entry driven by Scott's son Nick Joy.  Be sure to give Scott Joy Trucking a call at 716-998-3605 and tell them Ransomville Speedway sent you.  Scott Joy Trucking is a new company night sponsor at Ransomville Speedway for 2014 and will help present a full card of Racing on Friday, June 27th.





RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK....Ransomville Speedway continues to prepare for the 2014 season with four local businesses returning to the popular half mile oval for the upcoming season. With less than three months remaining in the current off-season, things are happening fast and furious inside the offices of Ransomville Speedway.

NATIONAL MAINTENANCE CONTRACTING CORPORATION: A longtime supporter of the Ransomville Speedway, National Maintenance, located at 5600 Niagara Falls Blvd in Niagara Falls, New York, is the official sponsor of the electronic scoring system that will be in place at Ransomville Speedway for the 2014 season.

"This is an awesome tool," commented PR and Marketing Director Tana Robinson. "We are excited to add it to our program and know that it will further enhance our weekly racing for the fans and drivers alike."

Sam Lehr, owner of National Maintenance is also co-owner of the 358 Modified, driven by Scott Kerwin, is pleased to continue his partnership at Ransomville Speedway.

"I think the scoring system is a win-win," commented Sam. "It will help with the operations and will aid the drivers with lap times, etc. I just love this sport and look forward to my Friday nights at the track. I have been working with the Friesen family for the better part of ten years and have enjoyed it immensely. I just love the racing family"

From mechanical rigging and pipe fitting to excavating and site work, National Maintenance Contracting offers safe, efficient, and cost-effective solutions which included Welding and Fabrication, Industrial maintenance and General Contracting. For more information on National Maintenance Contracting Corporation, please call Sam or anyone on his team at 716-285-1583.

Remember…Safety and Quality First.

MARK CERRONE INC: Another long time sponsor at Ransomville Speedway, Mark Cerrone Inc utilizes signage at the speedway to help support the track and to help with the company advertising. Mark Cerrone Inc specializes in General Site Contracting, Site Remediation, Demolition, Building, Landscaping and much more. Mark Cerrone Inc is located at 2368 Maryland Ave, Niagara Falls, NY. The company phone number is 716-282-5244.

REGIONAL HAULAGE LTD: Owned by Felix Rizzardo, the family goes a long way back when it comes to local auto racing. Dan Rizzardo was a local Late Model champion in the 1970’s and also drove in the big block modifieds into the mid-1980’s. Regional Haulage LTD will have a company night at Ransomville Speedway in 2014. Regional Haulage LTD is located at 3602 13th Street Louth RR#1 Jordan Station, Ontario L0R 1S0. They can be reached at 905-562-3001.

BRAD ANGELO LANES: Brad Angelo Lanes, located at 6280 South Transit Road in Lockport, New York, is a multi purpose sponsor. He is a supporter of the Novice Division for the Ransomville Speedway Thursday night go-kart program. He is also a company night sponsor, does signage at the speedway and also supports the Ransomville Speedway Bowling League. Brad has been a member of the PBA (Pro Bowlers Association) for several years, scoring two PBA titles. Brad learned how to bowl from his dad Nin, who was a great local bowler himself. Bowling at Brad Angelo Lanes is family fun at its best. It’s a great way to spend some quality time that everyone will enjoy. Bowling, billiards, darts, arcade games, great food and beverages, live music, and even car shows! There’s something fun for everyone. Of course there is always the benefit of meeting Brad Angelo himself and scoring an autograph and some tips! Call Brad Angelo Lane at 716-901-PINS.





RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ Ransomville Speedway continues to prepare for the 2014 season with the Niagara County based Friday night entertainment facility recently signing on additional sponsorship within the past few days.
Finditquick.com, Waste Management, Grelak Mechanical and Coors Light have all made their intentions known that they will be involved with the marketing program at Ransomville Speedway.
FINDITQUICK.COM is located  at 8962 Porter Road in Niagara Falls, NY. FinditQuick.com offers Daily Deals · Cash Back Shopping · Advertising Solutions and Publishing Solutions. FinditQuick.com is the division sponsor for the Ransomville Speedway 358 Modified and is a co-sponsor for the fifth annual Battle at the Border, scheduled for Wednesday, July 2nd. FinditQuick.com owner Ron Halleen also supplies a promotional truck weekly to Ransomville Speedway.  In addition, FinditQuick.com sponsors heat qualifying races weekly awarding winners with a $25 bonus - the divisions rotate. Contact FinditQuick.com at 866-899-8589 or locally at 716-297-5292.
WASTE MANAGEMENT: Co-Sponsor of the Battle at the Border. Disposing of waste in an environmentally-friendly manner is crucial to your business. Waste Management can help. Waste Management experts will assess your waste streams and develop the right recycling and disposal solution for you. Waste Management has been a sponsor for the Battle at the Border since it’s inception five years ago. Ransomville Speedway would like to thank WM representative Mike Mahar and everyone at Waste Management for all of their support. Contact Waste Management at 716-674-5195 for more information.
GRELAK MECHANICAL: Located at 3829 Forest Park way in North Tonawanda, New York. Grelak Mechanical returns to Ransomville Speedway in 2014 as a company night sponsor. Ransomville Speedway welcomes Grelak Mechanical owner Randy Jasulevich to the 2014 season. Grelak Mechanical offers professional commercial refrigeration and more. For more information on Grelak Mechanical, please call Randy at 716-692-5683.
COORS LIGHT: The headlining sponsor for the 30th annual Alex Friesen Summer Nationals, scheduled for Tuesday, August 5th. Peter John Certo and Certo Brothers Distributing have been one of the longest continuous sponsors at Ransomville Speedway, coming on board in the 1980’s.  Established in 1912 by Peter Joe Certo. Still going strong 100 YEARS LATER!! Certo Brothers Distributing is located at 2500 North America Drive in West Seneca, NY. Contact them at 716-827-1133. 21 years of age?...Enjoy an ice cold Coors Light on your visits to the Big R.
Don’t forget. The purse for the FinditQuick.com 358 Modifieds will see a rise for several events for the 2014 season. The 57th season opener will see the division running for a $2000 to win share on Friday, May 2nd. Then on Friday, May 23rd, a $3000 to win event will open the Memorial Day weekend, then a $5200 to win program for the fifth annual Battle at the Border on Wednesday, July 2nd.







RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ With the colder, winter temperatures settling into the Western New York atmosphere, Ransomville Speedway continues to prepare for the 2014 season. The Niagara County based half-mile speed plant will be releasing a monster 2014 schedule within the next few weeks and continues to sign valuable marketing partners that will only enhance Ransomville Speedway’s popular Friday racing program.


Tim Hortons, Johnston’s Restaurant, Pepsi and Gippsters Collision are officially back in the fold for the upcoming season. Tana Robinson, Ransomville Speedway’s public relations and marketing director, knows that successful track sponsorship is one of the keys to the success of a racing facility.


“It takes a lot of work in getting sponsors to continually come back year after year. We appreciate every one of our marketing partners who help make Ransomville Speedway what it is today.”


TIM HORTONS: A “must” destination for thousands upon thousands of Western New Yorkers while on their way to work each and every morning. Bob Burns, owner of several Tim Hortons in Niagara Falls and Sanborn, has been a huge supporter of Ransomville Speedway and  also sponsors 358 Modified driver Scott Kerwin. Please visit the Tim Hortons Niagara Falls, NY locations at the USA Fashion Outlet; Pine Avenue and Hyde Park Boulevard; Military Road (near K-Mart); 8500 Niagara Falls Boulevard and at Niagara Road, near Ward Road. Tim Hortons also has a new location in the CVS Plaza in Sanborn. Tim Horton's advertises weekly via a trackside billboard and also hosts a company night slated for Mid August. Welcome aboard Tim Hortons!!   


PEPSI: The official soft drink of the Ransomville Speedway. Pepsi has been a sponsor at Ransomville Speedway for better than 20 years. Pepsi representative Joe Kasbaum has been a great marketing partner for Ransomville Speedway. Pepsi will gain brand recognition via multiple levels of signage at the speedway.  Additionally they will entertain employees during a company night outing slated for mid July. For your next drink, try a Pepsi.


JOHNSTON'S RESTAURANT: Johnston's Restaurant, located at 2575 Academy Street in downtown Ransomville, is the race fan’s favorite before and after the races. Johnston's will have two sponsored nights at the track this year. It’s pizza promotion for the track’s drivers following the races has been a huge success and it’s pizza and wing specials have made Johnston’s that final destination following the races on a Friday night. Even during the off season, management and drivers have made many weekly trips to the famous Ransomville hot spot. We welcome Johnston's Restaurant owner Dale Johnston back to Ransomville Speedway for another fun, filled season.


GIPPSTER'S COLLISION:  A former racer himself, Gippster's Collision owner Gerry Gipp knows the marketing value of a sponsorship in motorsports. Gippster's Collision will once again be the title sponsor for the Four Banger class. Gippster's Collision is located at 1215 Balmer Road in Youngstown, NY. The Gippster's Collision phone number is 716-745-3679. Ransomville Speedway would once again like to welcome Gippster's Collision to another season of Ransomville Speedway racing


To advertise via a billboard, program ad, or entertain via a company night - please call the speedway at 716-791-3602.  It's a great way to reach a very brand loyal group of consumers - race fans and remains cost effective.





Wilson, NY- Greg Martin Racing is pleased to announce a partnership with Heschke Motorsports to field a second car at Ransomville Speedway. Dan Heschke will pilot the second car in the Novice Sportsman division. "We are really looking forward to the 2014 season, we believe we can compete weekly for wins in both divisions" commented Team Manager Greg Martin. The move from the karting circuit to the sportsman division will require some adjustment but with the knowledge acquired throughout many years helping successful race teams we believe the transition will be seamless for Dan. Mike Seefeldt will be the crew chief for the 4h and provide the support weekly to keep the car in top shape.





RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK.....Ransomville Speedway is pleased to announce several returning sponsors for the 2014 season. With the fourteenth annual Hangover 150 in the book, the speedway is setting it’s sights on preparing for Friday, April 25th and the annual test, tune and time night. The 57th season opener is slated for Friday, May 2nd.
Mike Greenawalt and Investors Service Company will return for the upcoming season in several capacities. They will once again be the title sponsor for the track’s Sportsman Division and will also sponsor the Saturday night version of the King of the Hill Weekend. Investors Service Company will also sponsor another night, yet to be determined. They also have a billboard on display, which is located outside turn two. Investors Service Company specializes in property management and is located at 4939 Lockport Road in Niagara Falls, New York 14305. The phone number is 716-285-3000.
Ki-Po Chevrolet, located at 2534 Youngstown-Lockport Road in downtown Ransomville, will return as the title sponsor for the Street Stock Division. They will once again offer a track pace car that will be showcased not only at the Ransomville Speedway, but at various locations throughout the Western New York region. Ki-Po Chevrolet will also have a company night and have a billboard on location. They will also have various vehicles on display during race nights. For that special vehicle, new or used, call Keith Lucas at Ki-Po Chevrolet at 716-791-4211.. 
Remember…before you dig, call 811. Dig Safely of New York will have a company night and a billboard on display.  Larry Bishop and John Roth of Dig Safely have been supporters of Ransomville Speedway for several years and will also have a display in back of the grandstands that will have the involvement of race fans. Dig Safely is located in East Syracuse, New York. The phone number is 315-437-7394.
Modern Corporation is another long time sponsor of Ransomville Speedway who will return for the 2014 season. Modern Corporation will have a company night in the Budweiser towers along with a billboard on the track property. Specializing in trash and recycling pickup, Modern Corporation is “Dedicated to the Community, Dedicated to the Environment.” Modern Corporation is located at 4746 Model City Road, Model City, New York. The phone number is 800-330-7107. Ask for Bob Webber.
The next event on the 2014 Ransomville Speedway notebook is the membership meeting, which will be held at the Lewiston Fire Co #2 on Route 31 in Niagara Falls, New York.  Visit the website for full details.







Ransomville, NY - Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 - A total of ninety-one entries were recorded for the 14th annual Hangover 150. The event held yearly at the half mile Western New York oval officially kicks off the racing season at the Big R. Celebrating its 57th year of existence, the Friesen owned facility was a buzz of activity as a full pit area and packed grandstands helped kick off the racing season.
The eight cylinders were first up sporting a total of seventeen entries. Racing notables Tim Phillips, Ryan Susice, and Derrick Borkenhagen put on a great show for the fans as they took turns leading laps three through fifty. Phillips appeared to have the race well in hand through the middle stages before mechanical woes side-lined him on lap forty-four - just six laps shy of the checkered. Borkenhagen was in the right place at the right time and inherited the top spot. Borkenhagen would lead the remaining distance and captured the $500 to win payday. Steve Matson came home in second followed by Nathan Schmidt.
The six cylinder main event was next up as twenty-seven cars took the initial green. Steve Matson did double duty racing in both the eight cylinder and six cylinder mains. Matson would back up his second place finish in the eight cylinder event with a win in the six cylinder main. Matson dominated the fifty lap main leading every lap. Jacob Stefanski finished in the runner up position piloting an entry in memory of the late Sean Kott. Austin Herman rounded out the top three.
"That Guy" Mike Kramarz took top honors in the 4 cylinder fifty lap event that concluded the days activities. Kramarz would take the lead away from defending Gippsters Collision 4 Banger champion on lap forty-six after contact was made between the pair. After dominating the majority of the event, Susice found his day come to a conclusion as he was side-lined on the front stretch. Kramarz went on to take the $500 win. After a torrid points battle during the 2013 racing season which found Kramarz finish one marker behind Susice for the title, it only seems fitting that they would battle for the win in the 4 cylinder Hangover event.
Next up on the schedule is the annual membership meeting slated for Sunday, February 9th at the Lewiston #2 Firehall.








RANSOMVILLE, NY - This might be considered the off-season for many in the motorsports business, but not for the Susice Racing Team. Susice Motorsports, and their Subway backed effort, have been busy assembling a very aggressive and exciting plan for their 2014 season.
Susice Motorsports in conjunction with Billy Van Pelt is excited to announce the appearance of the multi-time Woodhull Speedway track champion behind the wheel of Ryan Susice’s second car for selected appearance’s during the 2014 racing season.






Ransomville, NY – Sunday, December 08, 2013 - Hey Race Fans!!! Look who’s coming back to Ransomville Speedway for the 2014 season!
After an absence of several years, the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series will make it’s return to Western New York’s famed Big R.   The event will take place on the 30th anniversary of the The Alex Friesen Summer Nationals slated for Tuesday, August 5th.
The DIRTcar big block Modifieds were a part of the weekly program from the start of the Ransomville Speedway facility in 1958 until 1993 when the Friesen family decided to switch to the small block 358 modified motor. Following that, the big block modifieds did run Ransomville Speedway once annually until a few years back when the track concentrated on its’ headlining 358 Mighty Taco Modified class.
The announcement of the event also aligns Ransomville Speedway with Merrittville Speedway as the two tracks that will once again showcase the modified doubleheader that was so popular when it was started in the early 1970’s to the late 2000’s. Merrittville’s Bob St. Amand 100 is scheduled for the previous night on Monday, August 4th.








Ransomville, NY – Sunday, December 08, 2013 - Hey Race Fans!!! Look who’s coming back to Ransomville Speedway for the 2014 season!

After an absence of several years, the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series will make it’s return to Western New York’s famed Big R.   The event will take place on the 30th anniversary of the The Alex Friesen Summer Nationals slated for Tuesday, August 5th.

The DIRTcar big block Modifieds were a part of the weekly program from the start of the Ransomville Speedway facility in 1958 until 1993 when the Friesen family decided to switch to the small block 358 modified motor. Following that, the big block modifieds did run Ransomville Speedway once annually until a few years back when the track concentrated on its’ headlining 358 Mighty Taco Modified class.

The announcement of the event also aligns Ransomville Speedway with Merrittville Speedway as the two tracks that will once again showcase the modified doubleheader that was so popular when it was started in the early 1970’s to the late 2000’s. Merrittville’s Bob St. Amand 100 is scheduled for the previous night on Monday, August 4th.

The Alex Friesen Summer Nationals will be entering its’ 30th year. The highly successful show that has thrilled race fans and has also been one of the longest running programs in the northeast.

Ransomville Speedway co-promoter Jamie Friesen has been pondering a change to the Summer Nationals format.

“Hosting an event such as the Summer Nationals on a weekend limits the opportunity for many drivers to attend due to weekly commitments,” commented Friesen. “Putting it back to a midweek show where it was originally showcased allows our race fans to see the who’s who in big block modified racing.”

It was the early 1970’s when both tracks were owned and promoted by Stan Friesen and Kurt Uhl. Both were St. Catharines, Ontario businessman and Friesen was a top modified racer as well. Both gentlemen decided to have a two day program which consisted of twin 100 lap events for the big block modifieds.

“The timing seems right,” added Friesen. “We are excited about 2014 and this will certainly be one of the many high-lights of the schedule.”

The Summer Nationals has eleven different modified winners in its’ history with both Alan and Danny Johnson leading the way with six wins a piece.

In addition to the Summer Nationals, Ransomville Speedway has also announced that Wednesday, July 2nd will be the date for the fifth annual Battle at the Border.

The 75 lap event for the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds will also be a Super DIRTcar 358 Modified Series event paying $5000 to win.

Danny Johnson was the winner of the first three events of the series. In 2013, Chad Brachmann interrupted the Johnson dominance and also winning his first career DIRTcar Series event.

The DIRTcar Sportsman Series will also make an appearance on Battle at the Border night. It will be the first of two scheduled 2014 shows as the Sportsman will also run a series event at the Niagara County based oval in September.

It’s going to be an exciting 2014 season at Ransomville Speedway as the schedule is starting to take shape. Check out ransomvillespeedway.com for all up to date information. The 14th annual Hangover 150 is also just a few weeks away. Please call 716-791-3602 to get your car registered if you haven‘t done so. 




RANSOMVILLE, NY - This might be considered the off-season for many in the motorsports business, but not for the Susice Racing Team. Susice Motorsports, and their Subway backed effort, have been busy assembling a very aggressive and exciting plan for their 2014 season.
Susice Motorsports in conjunction with Billy Van Pelt is excited to announce the appearance of the multi-time Woodhull Speedway track champion behind the wheel of Ryan Susice’s second car for selected appearance’s during the 2014 racing season.
Currently plans call for Van Pelt to wheel the second #38 car at Ransomville Speedway. “We are going to have Billy in the car for the Border War race and the Super Dirt Series Big Block race, and the Memorial Day weekend show” said team manager Roy Susice.
“We’re very excited about this” said van Pelt. “The Susice’s contacted me after hearing my interview on “Doug’s Dirt Diary” through my “Facebook” page, and like Roy mentioned we put a plan together to run a few shows up at Ransomville.”
As far as expectations are concerned Van Pelt related “I suppose I would like to get some top tens, but the goal is to also share some information with Ryan and help him out.”
Van Pelt will be behind the wheel of a 2103 Bicknell standard rack, driver back, tall cage car that Ryan drove to a fourth place in points at Ransomville along with two feature wins in 2013. “I’m very comfortable in a Bicknell,” said Van Pelt. “Last year we ran a Bicknell split rack car and I really like the support you get from Randy (Williamson) and those guys at Bicknell’s.”
Van Pelt not only comes to Ransomville as a multi-time track champion with 15 Modified titles to his name, but also 183 feature wins. “I have never raced at Ransomville before but my brother Curt has so were going to have to get used to the place,” said Van Pelt. “I am familiar and have raced against Pete Bicknell, Chad Brachman, and Robbie Krull.”
Driver Ryan Susice summed things up, “We have two cars here why not have somebody like Billy drive one and see what we can do. Who knows maybe we can make some extra money along the way and learn a few thing’s.”