Stirling Lubricants, Fantasy Island and WGR 550 Renew Marketing Partnerships with Ransomville Speedway

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (April 6, 2017) Stirling Lubricants,  Fantasy Island and WGR 550 have all renewed their marketing partnerships with the Ransomville Speedway.

Stirling Lubricants Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of different cutting oils, stamping oils, quench oils, and way oils. Established over 100 years ago, Stirling Lubricants have become a leader in the field of manufacturing automotive lubricating oils, industrial specialty oil, metal working oils, and more. For more information, log online to www.stirlinglubricants.com visit them at 1150 University Avenue in Rochester, NY or give them a call during their office hours during the week from 8-4 Monday through Friday at (585) 461-8310.

Stirling Lubricants are also major sponsors to the Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modified of Jeff McGinnis for over 15 years and have added their name to the rear panels of the #111 Investors Services Sportsman entry for Brett Senek. This is the third season that Stirling Lubricants has been a marketing partner of “The Big R” and will be a presenting sponsor of the racing program on Friday August 11.

Fantasy Island has been in operation for nearly as long as the Ransomville Speedway. Opening in 1961, Fantasy Island is the region’s most affordable amusement park. Home of the Silver Comet, Fantasy Island is also home to over 40 attractions and a water park to enjoy during the hot days of summer. Fantasy Island is located at 2400 Grand Island Blvd on Grand Island. Fantasy Island present’s the racing action on Friday May 12th that features a full card plus the first Spectator 1-on-1 race of the season. For more information about Fantasy Island, log online to www.fantasyislandny.com or like them on Facebook.

WGR 550 is Buffalo’s Sports Talk authority. WGR 550-AM is the radio home of the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills and also carries the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series action throughout the season. Ransomville announcer Dave Buchanan host’s Fast Track on Sunday mornings at 11:00am. WGR’s Fast Track is Western New York’s only auto racing show devoted to the local racing scene. Dave’s guest list includes the “who’s who” in the racing world from all the major sanctioning bodies, Motorsports journalists, insiders to the drivers and promoters on the local scene, including the cars and stars of the “Big R”.

 

 

 

Ransomville Speedway to Host John Susice Sr. Street Stock Memorial on July 28th

RANSOMVILLE, NY (April 3, 2017) Management of the Ransomville Speedway met with members of the Susice family and will be adding a special race in memory of long time racing supporter John Susice Sr.

“My Uncle did a lot for racers around the area, and we thought it would be great to do something in his memory” commented two-time defending Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modified Champion Ryan Susice. John loved the action at tracks throughout the region and worked on the engines of several top Ransomville competitors. John passed away in February of 2017.

“John was always a huge Street Stock supporter, so it was a natural fit to have a big Street Stock race in his memory” stated Ransomville Speedway Race Director Jeff Anstett. The format of the John Susice Sr. Memorial will be a 30 lap feature with a draw to determine starting positions in the heat races and a redraw for the feature event. Rules follow the King of the Hill Street Stock rules which includes meeting Ransomville Street Stock weight. Niagara Region tracks Humberstone, Merrittville and Ohsweken rules are legal for this event. All Ransomville Street Stocks members will receive 60 show up points.

The John Susice Sr. Memorial will pay $400 to win with $250 for second, $150 for third, $120 for fourth and $100 for fifth. $75, $70, $60, $55 will be given for positions six through nine and  $50 will be given for positions 10-24.

Anyone interested in sponsoring a contingency program for the event can contact Ransomville Speedway General Manager Jenn Martin at (716) 791-3602 or raceransomville@gmail.com or contact Ryan Susice at (716) 534-7298 or by email at Ryansusice@yahoo.com  

The John Susice Sr. Memorial Street Stock event for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks will be part of the racing program presented by the Sunset Bar and Grill that features a full card of Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modifieds, Investors Services Sportsman, Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers and the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman. Also scheduled for that evening will be a Spectator 1-on-1 race.

 

 

 

Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers Have More on the Line in 2017

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (April 10, 2017) The Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers will have new opportunities this season. Including for the first time in the division’s history, a divisional rookie can win the classes’ Rookie of the Year Award.

Gippsters Collision is back for their eighth season as the divisional sponsor for the Four Banger division. Located at 1215 Balmer Road in Youngstown, Gippsters Collision is a full service repair shop repairing cars, trucks and SUV’s. “Gerry Gipp has been a huge 4 Cylinder supporter here at Ransomville Speedway” stated Race Director Jeff Anstett. “Between racing and supporting the class, we are really grateful to have Gerry on our team” says Ransomville Speedway General Manager   You can call Gerry at (716) 745-3679 for all your car repair needs. Gippsters Collision is a key supporter of many area racers.

New this year for the Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers is the classes’ Rookie of the Year Award. Rookies Zachary Adams and Drew Westmoreland look to be the early front runners for this award.

During the track’s 60th Anniversary Celebration night on July 21st, Ransomville Speedway will team up with 2011 track champion Jamie Woods to present a $50 hard charger award! We would like to thank Jamie for his support of the division.

Starting in 2009, the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers gives drivers to race on a low budget to get their feet wet into the sport and serves as a good stepping stone for drivers moving up from the go-karts into a full size stock car. Daryl Haag, Gary Watier, Marika Morris, Dave Sheehan, Austin Susice, Chris Leone and Cole Susice have all won Gippsters 4 Bangers divisional championships. Leone is the only two time divisional titlist going back to back in 2014 and 2015.  

4 Cylinder racing at Ransomville goes back to the track’s early days as Chuck Stimson won the first Mini Stock championship in 1969. The Mini Stocks ran until the end of the 1976 season when Charlie Beale was the division’s champion. In 2007, speedway management started the Fireball division for local fire companies to come out and have fun and race against eachother for bragging rights. Over the years, the Fireball division turned out champions such as Mark Brown (2007), Jim Stone (2008, 2012), Jamie O’Donnell (2009), Jim Harbison (2010), Jamie Woods (2011) and Chris Leone (2013).

 

 

 

Looking for a Summer Job? Ransomville Speedway Looking to Fill Several Positions

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (February 15, 2017) The Ransomville Speedway is looking to fill several positions for the 2017 racing season. From being tower officials, to Miss Ransomville and more, Ransomville Speedway has that Summer  job perfect for you! 

“We are in search of a few scorers” stated Race Director Jeff Anstett. Experience in hand scoring and/or AMB electornic scoring is preferred but we are willing to train. The scorers records the order of cars crossing the start/finish line for each lap of a race. Scorers also keeps track of the cars that enter the pit area and when they come back onto the speedway. The Scorers determine the finishing order of a race. Ransomville Speedway is  also looking for someone to write lineups down during the evening. General racing knowledge is preferred and we are willing to train.

Ransomville Speedway is also looking for the 2017 Miss Ransomville. Any female 18 years of age or older that would like to apply for Miss Ransomville, can do so by calling the speedway office at (716) 791-3602 or by email at raceransomville@gmail.com Miss Ransomville will be crowned during the annual Ransomville Speedway car show, held the weekend of March 24-26  at the Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA.

Other positions that need to be filled include 50/50 ticket sellers, program sellers, concession stand workers, etc. Anyone looking to apply for all positions can call (716) 791-3602 or by email at raceransomville@gmail.com

 

Test, Tune &Time Gets Green Flag at Ransomville for 1st Time April 28

RANSOMVILLE, NY (March 31, 2017) When the green flag flies for the first time at the “Big R”, drivers will be racing against the clock as on Friday April 28th, VP Racing Fuels presents Test, Tune and Time at 7:15pm.

The pole winners of the Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modifieds and the Investors Service Sportsman will receive 55gl drums of VP Racing Fuel. The Hot Wheels Traction Lab Front Row Shootout will be sponsoring the time trials for the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman. “Hot Wheels” Greg Martin will be putting up $100 and $50 for the front row for the Novice Sportsman. Anyone wishing to sponsor the front row for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks and the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers are encouraged to contact the Speedway office at (716) 791-3602, email at raceransomville@gmail.com or through the Ransomville Speedway Facebook page. The fastest two time trailers in each class will set the front row for the features on Opening Day, Friday May 5th.

“In order to be time trialed, all cars must have transponders” stated Race Director Jeff Anstett. “We will have transponders available for rent, but you must have the transponder mount on your car” Anstett added. Gates will open at 6:00pm with Test, Tune & Time starting at 7:15pm sharp.

Friday May 5th will be the 60th Season Opener presented by VP Racing Small Engine Fuels featuring a full card of racing of Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers and the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman.

Ticket sales for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars return to Ransomville are continuing to come in. The only way to purchase tickets to see the anticipation return of the “Greatest Show on Dirt” is through the DIRTcar Ticket office online at www.dirtcar.ticketforce.com or by phone by calling 844-DIRT-TIX. The Big R Outlaw Shootout will take place on Sunday July 23rd as the Outlaws will be joined by the Investors Service Sportsman in a $750 to win event. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars event at Ransomville culminates a three day weekend featuring the 60th Anniversary Celebration on Friday July 21st and a Classic Car Show on Saturday July 22nd.

 

 

First Ever Kart Driving Class Scheduled For May 6th at Ransomville Speedway!

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (March 29, 2017) The Ransomville Speedway will be hosting a kart driving class for younger racers on Saturday May 6th with Sunday May 7th used as a rain-date at the 1/16th –mile Little R.

The kart driving class will go over racing basics, flags, and also have on track time. Jeff Anstett and Shawn Jeffery from the NYDKS will be putting on the class. The karting class is strongly recommended for kids starting out in the novice class. Others wishing to re-freshen their skills are also invited. “This is a great opportunity for parents to introduce their kids to karting in a learning environment” explains Jeff Anstett from the NYDKS. “Sometimes kids can be intimidated going out for the first time, and we really want to help teach these kids karting the right way” Anstett added.

Gates will swing open at 8:30am with the class starting at 9:30am on Saturday May 6th with Sunday May 7th as a rain date if needed. There will be an open practice session starting at Noon after the class that is available to all karters. Admission for the class and practice session will be $12.00. Also available on May 6th will be kart memberships.

New this year is reserved parking for the karts. $50 is the price for the reserved parking with 100% proceeds going directly to the 2017 karting point fund. Ransomville General Manager Jenn Martin will be on hand to assign your spot. “We wil try our best to give everyone the same spots that they traditionally park in” Martin said. You can purchase your reserved parking spot at the Karting class on May 6th.

Ransomville management would like to welcome Fitzgibbon Contracting & Construction as the newest divisional sponsor for the Junior III division. “We would like to thank Sean Fitzgibbon for coming on board and sponsoring the Junior III class” says Ransomville Speedway Public Relations Director Steven Petty. You can contact Fitzgibbon Contracting & Construction by phone at (716) 316-8768 or see them at 4255 Cambria Wilson Road in Lockport, NY

The Thursday night go-kart program schedule will kick off on Thursday May 11 with heats beginning at 7:00pm sharp. Racing will take place every Thursday night until August 31st for Championship Night. There will be a Summer Break night off on Thursday July 20th. The popular Powder Puff will take place on Thursday August 10th. The go-kart banquet and non points fun race will be held on Sunday September 10th. Rules for all classes are available online at www.ransomvillespeedway.com and scroll down to the Go-Kart section on the home page.

 

 

Farmers Insurance of Lockport, Regional Haulage and Wendt’s Propane Renew Marketing Partnerships with Ransomville Speedway

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (March 10, 2017) As the 2017 season comes closer to its beginning, management of the Ransomville Speedway is continuing their fast pace to sign marketing partnerships with key returning sponsors that have supported the historic Big R for many years.

From home to auto, renters, business insurance and more, Farmers Insurance of Lockport, NY has all the insurance coverage you are looking for. Give Farmers Insurance a call at (716) 514-4582 or stop by their office, located at 550 South Transit Road in Lockport. Farmers Insurance of Lockport, NY has also been a longtime supporter of Brett Martin’s racing efforts. Farmers Insurance of Lockport, alongside HyTech Concrete is sponsoring the racing action on Friday June 30th as we help celebrate the Independence Day Weekend Holiday with Fireworks!

Regional Haulage is owned and operated by the Rizzardo family and have been supporters of the Ransomville Speedway for several generations. The Rizzardo’s have supported the action from the grandstands as well as being a part of the show with most recently Anthony Rizzardo being behind the wheel of a 358 Modified. Regional Haulage is located in Jordan Station, Ontario and is a licensed and bonded freight shipping and trucking company. Regional Haulage can be contacted by phone at (905) 562-3001. Regional Haulage will present the racing program on Friday July 14th that will include the Kids Power Wheel Races.

Since 1968, Wendt’s Propane has had a strong desire to provide an essential yet competitively priced product with high levels of services built around the needs of its customers. Wendt’s Propane is a major distributor of Propane and Oil to all of Western New York. Servicing residential, commercial and agricultural customers and specializing in providing temporary heat on construction sites throughout the region. Wendt’s Propane is open Monday through Friday 8am-5pm and on Saturday’s from 8am-noon. Wendt’s Propane is conveniently located at 5910 Ward Road in Sanborn. They are on Facebook as well as online at www.wendtspropaneandoil.com Wendt’s Propane, with Coors Light and Parco Buildings will present the 33rd running of the Summer Nationals featuring the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series on Tuesday August 8th. The night of the Summer Nationals will also feature the Sportsman, Street Stocks plus the traditional and delicious Ransomville Fire Department Chicken BBQ.

For marketing and sponsorship opportunities with the Ransomville Speedway, call General Manager Jenn Martin at (716) 791-3602 or by email at raceransomville@gmail.com. Everything is available from company nights, billboards, program ads to Jumbotron advertising.

The Ransomville Speedway go-kart program is looking to fill its track officials for the 2017 season. “We are looking for corner flaggers and also someone to do the points and do the lineups on race night” stated Ransomville General Manager Jenn Martin. “Anyone interested, feel free to give us a call at (716) 791-3602, email us at raceransomville@gmail.com or contact us through the Ransomville Speedway Facebook page” Martin added.

 

 

Ransomville Speedway Releases 60th Anniversary Schedule of Events

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (March 5, 2017) 2017 is the second season of operation of the Ransomville Speedway under the Atwal Family and it will be a special one as “The Big R” is celebrating its 60th Anniversary Season of racing in the hamlet of Ransomville. The 2017 season officially got started with the running of the 17th Hangover 150 in early February.

Car show season will kick off the month of March as the Ransomville Speedway will be represented at the 31st Motorsports Expo at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse the weekend of March 11-12. The cars and stars of the Big and Little R will take center stage at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA the weekend of March 24-26 with the annual Ransomville Speedway car show.

The stockcars will hit the track for the first time season with the annual Test, Tune and Time for all drivers on Friday April 28th. The 358 Modified and Sportsman pole winners will each receive a 55gl drum of VP Fuel presented by VP Racing Fuels.

VP Racing Small Engine Fuels presents the 60th Season Opener on Friday May 5th featuring a full card of racing staring the Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modifieds, Investors Services Sportsman, KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers and the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman.  The following week, May 12th, Martin’s Fantasy Island presents a full card of racing plus the first Spectator 1 on 1 race of the season. May 19th, Johnston’s Restaurant will present a full card plus a Street Stock mechanics race. The first Autograph Night of the year is set for Friday May 26th presented by United Materials LLC.

The month of June starts on June 2nd when A-Verdi Storage Containers and Johnston’s Restaurant presents the Patriot Sprint Cars plus the Sportsman, Street Stocks, 4 Bangers and Novice Sportsman. BlueCross and BlueShield of WNY presents Labor Night at the Races to benefit the United Way on Friday June 9th. Niagara Hardwood and A1 Landscape are also presenting sponsors that evening that will feature a full card of racing plus an open wheeled pit crew contest on a busy June 9th. On June 16th, WGR 550 presents a full card of racing plus a full fender pit crew contest. The popular Bicycle races will be presented on June 23rd as Scott Joy Trucking presents the racing card. June 30th, we will celebrate Independence Day with Fireworks as Farmer’s Insurance of Lockport, NY and HyTech Concrete presents and a full card of racing.

The heat of the summer comes in and on Friday July 7th, the JetPort Lounge presents a full card plus Kids Rides. Kids Power Wheel Races will be ran on July 14th as Regional Haulage will present the racing action. July 21st will be the 60th Anniversary Celebration presented by the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce. Sunday July 23rd, Budweiser presents “The Greatest Show on Dirt”, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars makes its anticipated return to Ransomville for the first time in 20 years for the “Big R Outlaw Shootout”! A special $750 to win Sportsman race will also be on the card. Friday night action returns on Friday July 28th as the Sunset Bar and Grill presents a full card plus the second spectator 1 on 1 race of the season.

On Friday August 4th, Performance MFG Inc and Jeffery Machine present the Sid Jeffery Memorial, featuring a $1,000 to win Sportsman special plus the Modifieds, 4 Bangers, Novice Sportsman and the inaugural visit by the Pennsylvania Vintage Modifieds. The 33rd running of the Summer Nationals for the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series will take place on Tuesday August 8th. Coors Light, Parco Buildings and Wendt’s Propane will present the racing action that will also include the Sportsman, Street Stocks plus the always delicious Ransomville Fire Department Chicken BBQ.  Stirling Lubricants, Randy’s Smoke Shop and the FOAR Score Fan Club presents the racing program on Friday August 11th as well as the second Autograph Night of the year. Kids Rides will be held on August 18th presented by Crop Production Services, Firth’s Jewelers and the Barker Lions Club. The month of August will come to an end on August 25th as Moley Magnetics presents the second visit of the season by the Patriot Sprint Tour. The Patriot Sprints will be joined by the Sportsman, Street Stocks, 4 Bangers and Novice Sportsman.

The month of September kicks off with a 50 lap special for the 358 Modifieds presented by Tim Hortons, Labatt’s and Salerno’s Snowplowing and Landscaping. The 358 Modified and Sportsman track championships will be decided that night. Friday September 8th, Niagara Frontier Publications and WGR 550 presents the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series come to town to start their Niagara Region weekend swing plus the crowning of the Street Stock champion. The season will come to a close the weekend of September 15-16 as Investors Services presents the annual King of the Hill (KoH) Weekend. Friday of KoH Weekend features the track championships crowned for the 4 Bangers and Novice Sportsman plus qualifying for the Street Stocks, Sportsman as well as a 4/6 cylinder Enduro. Saturday September 16th will see the twin 100’s for the Sportsman and Street Stocks with each paying $1000 to win! The 4 Bangers and Novice Sportsman will also be on the card on the Saturday portion of King of the Hill Weekend

The season will come to a close on Saturday November 11th with the Ransomville Speedway Awards Banquet.

Thursday night racing returns to Ransomville Speedway this summer as go-kart action will take place on the 1/16 mile “Little R”. The Thursday night go-kart program schedule will kick off on Thursday May 11 with heats beginning at 7:00pm sharp. Racing will take place every Thursday night until August 31st for Championship Night. There will be a Summer Break night off on Thursday July 20th. The popular Powder Puff will take place on Thursday August 10th. The go-kart banquet and non points fun race will be held on Sunday September 10th.

 

 

DIRTcar Racing Membership Required for All Sanctioned Events

All Division drivers must have a DIRTcar License to participate and receive benefits

CONCORD, N.C. - March 2, 2017 - Starting with the first events of 2017, any participants of a DIRTcar-sanctioned event will be required to hold a DIRTcar Racing membership. Any division without a 100 percent membership participation will be at risk of violating the sanction agreement and suspension of the sanction by DIRTcar Racing.

A one-week temporary membership (for the traveling racer) will be accepted provided the driver completes the full application. However, temporary one-week memberships do not qualify for insurance and appeal benefits provided to full DIRTcar members.

The practice of a mandatory membership is common in sports, including motorsports, creating a mutually beneficial relationship between the drivers and the point fund, rule book, official decisions and appeals.

DIRTcar members participate in state, regional and national divisional point funds for drivers and tracks; where in 2016, over $550,000.00 was distributed to members. Members also receive discounted entry fees and/or discounted pit entry fees at selected events.

One benefit that every driver hopes never to take advantage of is the $50,000 DIRTcar Member Benefit Supplemental Participant Accident Policy over a track supplied deductible of $15,000.

Boom Briggs, a Late Model Driver and DIRTcar Racing Member sustained an injury during the 2016 season that sidelined him for more than two months. A recent DirtonDirt.com article highlighted the benefits he received from his DIRTcar membership, and how happy he was to have had them.

"I got a check for $3,200 a couple weeks ago from [World Racing Group's] insurance company," said Briggs to DirtonDirt.com. "Thankfully my wife had good [health] insurance I'm under, but [the insurance from World Racing Group] took every out-of-pocket expense I had and paid it. They covered all my deductibles, all my co-pays, the emergency room, my therapies, I've had to pay zero [overall] because of that. I want that mentioned because I'm very, very thankful for that. That's why I'll always buy that DIRTcar UMP license... to qualify for that insurance."

To find out how to become a DIRTcar Racing member, visit www.DIRTcarMembers.com.

 

 

Track and Property Improvements Continue at Ransomville Speedway

Track and Property Improvements Continue at Ransomville Speedway

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (March 3, 2017) With the 2017 season just around the corner, the Atwal Family and track management of the Ransomville Speedway are going full speed ahead with track improvements to the property.

In late February, work began on a brand new concession stand in the concourse area after the demolition of the old structure. “The new concession stand will be bigger than the old one” stated Ransomville General Manager Jenn Martin. “All of our great concession stand fare will be held in one building” Martin added. The new concession stand will be in the exact same location as the one that was torn down.

Besides the new concession stand, there will also be updated and brand new restrooms to greet race fans. The bathrooms that sit underneath the VIP Tower will become the Men’s restroom with updated stalls, urinals and sinks. There will be a brand new women’s restroom next to the updated and renovated men’s restroom. The restrooms that were located behind the turn four grandstands have also been torn down.

Parco Building Systems will be the builders as HyTech Concrete will be laying the concrete for all the projects.

The new concession stand and restrooms comes soon after the renovation to the VIP Tower, the brand new Souvenir Stand and Speedway Office and the Jumbotron that was completed in 2016. 

In the spring, HyTech Concrete will be laying down concrete pads on the front row of the pit area. Located in Newfane, NY, HyTech Concrete has been in business since 1979 providing quality and professional services for all of your concrete needs. Their lists of services are endless as they specialize in all aspects of concrete projects from commercial, to residential and agricultural. The 358 Modifieds will be allowed to pit on the new concrete pads. Pads can be rented for $300 a season. HyTech Concrete is located at 6136 First Street in Newfane and can be reached by phone at (716) 778-5499 or online at www.hytechconcrete.com

Salerno’s Snowplowing and Landscaping clears driveways and parking lots during the winter months and do landscaping work, leveling of stone and dirt piles, bush hogging, lawn rolling, garden tilling and more throughout the rest of the year. Salerno’s Snowplowing and Landscaping can be reached by phone at (716) 940-5741 and on Facebook. They are located at 2761 Ridge Road in Ransomville.  Salerno’s Snowplowing, alongside Labatt’s and Tim Horton’s will be the presenting sponsors on Friday September 1st as it will be a 50 lap Krown Undercoating 358 Modified special plus the crowning of the track championships for the 358 Modifieds and for the Investors Service Sportsman.

There is still time for your business to become a marketing partner of the Ransomville Speedway. For marketing and sponsorship opportunities with the Ransomville Speedway, call General Manager Jenn Martin at (716) 791-3602 or by email at raceransomville@gmail.com. Everything is available from company nights, billboards, program ads to Jumbotron advertising.

There is also still time for those 16 years of age and older that are looking to be apart of Team Ransomville. Ransomville is looking for experienced fry cooks, and scorers. We are also looking for concession stand help as well as 50/50 ticket sellers and applicants to be the 2017 Miss Ransomville. Applicants can send their resume to raceransomville@gmail.com Interviews will take place during the month of March with the crowning of Miss Ransomville to take place during the Ransomville Speedway car show held March 24-26 at the Fashion Outlets in Niagara Falls. We ask that applications for Miss Ransomville be returned NO LATER THAN FRIDAY MARCH 17, 2017!

 

 

Jet Port Lounge, Niagara Lazy Lakes Resort, and Scott Joy Trucking Ink Sponsorship Deals with Ransomville

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (February 28, 2017) The 2017 season starts less than two months away with the annual Test, Tune and Time at the Ransomville Speedway and track management continues to sign returning sponsors as the Jet Port Lounge, Niagara Lazy Lakes Resort and Scott Joy Trucking have all inked marketing partner agreements.

The Jet Port Lounge is located on Porter Road in Niagara Falls. From serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, the Jet Port Restaurant and Lounge serves your favorite home cooked meals. They are open Monday-Thursday from 7:30am-1:00am. Friday’s they are open until midnight and to 2:00am Saturday. They are also open on Sunday from 7:00am-10:00pm. They can be reached by phone at (716) 297-9778 and you can find them on Facebook by searching for Jetport Restaurant.

Niagara’s Lazy Lakes Resort is a private recreational vehicle resort located at 4312 Church Road in Lockport for those who are looking for the finest facilities. With 275 RV sites and nine first class cabins situated on their 80-acre resort, the accommodations fit everyone’s dream getaway. Owned and operated by the Swift family, Niagara’s Lazy Lakes Resort are excited for their upcoming 30th anniversary season. Niagara’s Lazy Lakes Resort can be reached by phone toll free at 1-800-874-2957 and online at www.lazylakes.com The Jet Port Lounge, and Niagara Lazy Lakes have both been long time sponsors for Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modified regular Rick Richner. The Jet Port Lounge and Niagara’s Lazy Lakes Resort will present the racing action on Friday July 7th as it will be a full card of racing plus Kids Rides.

Scott Joy Trucking is returning as a sponsor. Opening in 1989, Scott Joy Trucking is a freight shipping and trucking company located at 1661 Blood Road in Lyndonville, NY. Scott Joy Trucking night will take place on Friday June 23rd with a full card of racing plus the popular Bicycle Races. Scott’s son Nick campaigns weekly in the Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modifieds.

For marketing and sponsorship opportunities with the Ransomville Speedway, call General Manager Jenn Martin at (716) 791-3602 or by email at raceransomville@gmail.com. Everything is available from company nights, billboards, program ads to Jumbotron advertising. Advertising at Ransomville is a very affordable avenue in which to reach out to a very brand loyal group of consumers – race fans.
 

 

 

Thursday Night Thunder at the Little R - Come See the Future Stars of the Big R Today

RANSOMVILLE, NY (February 24, 2017) Thursday night racing returns to Ransomville Speedway this summer as the action will take place on the ¼ mile “Little R”.

The Thursday night go-kart program schedule will kick off on Thursday May 11 with heats beginning at 7:00pm sharp. Racing will take place every Thursday night until August 31st for Championship Night. There will be a Summer Break night off on Thursday July 20th. The popular Powder Puff will take place on Thursday August 10th. The go-kart banquet and non points fun race will be held on Sunday September 10th. Rules for all classes are available online at www.ransomvillespeedway.com and scroll down to the Go-Kart section on the home page.

Tim Phillips from Tim Phillips Garage has once again stepped up to sponsor the Senior Light Go-Kart division. His son is a multi-time kart champion at Ransomville and Merrittville, and has several wins with the NYDKS Tour. Besides his sponsorship with the go-kart program, Tim has also renewed his VIP Tower Sponsorship for the 2018 edition of the Hangover 150. Tim Phillips Garage is a full-service preventive maintenance and auto repair center located on Grand Island. Specializing in general services, inspections, and more, Tim Phillips Garage has served the region since 1946. Tim Phillips Garage is located at 2993 Baseline Road on Grand Island and can be reached by phone at (716) 773-3009 or online at www.timphillipsgarage.com

Former Pro Stock and Sportsman campaigner Mike Martin and his business Finish Line Auto Detail has renewing his sponsorship of the Senior Heavy class. In its third year of business, Finish Line Auto Detail service dealers, fleet and personal vehicles. From motorcycles, cars and trucks to RV’s, big rigs and enclosed trailers, Finish Line Auto Detail does it all. Finish Line Auto Detail can be reached by calling (716) 777-0275. Finish Line Auto Detail is located at 7170 Ridge Road in Lockport.

Slack Karts returns as the sponsor of the Junior I class and Jeffery Machine is back as the sponsor of the Junior II class.  Divisional Sponsorships are still available for the Novice division as well as Junior III. For more information about divisional sponsorship or a nightly sponsorship, call (716) 791-3602 or email raceransomville@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Sid Jeffery Memorial Set for August 4th   -  $1,000 Payday for winner of Sportsman Special

 RANSOMVILLE, NY… (February 22, 2017) The Sid Jeffery Memorial for the Sportsman will be ran on Friday August 4, 2017 as Performance Mfg Inc. and Jeffery Machine presents the racing program.

Sid Jeffery was well known in the Ransomville community for many years as he helped out quite a few racers over the years including Jim Borget, Mike Jeffery and most recently Greg Martin. Sid owned the cars in the mid 1980’s through the 90’s that won feature races at Genesee Speedway, Tri-County, Perry Raceway, and all three tracks in the Niagara Region with triumphs at Humberstone, Merrittville and Ransomville with Mike Jeffery behind the wheel. While Mike drove for Sid, he earned the 1988 DIRT Rookie of the Year. Current crew chief for Super DIRTcar Series driver Larry Wight and former crew chief for Billy Decker Scott Jeffery got his start by turning wrenches on the Mike Jeffery racers. Sid came back in 2010 to help Greg Martin with his Sportsman career. The duo won the 2014 Ransomville Speedway Sportsman track championship as well as the RUSH Touring Series Sportsman Championships in 2014 and 2015.

The $1,000 to win special for the Sportsman will be run like a DIRTcar Sportsman Tour race with Group Time Trials and a redraw on the front straightaway. The race will also feature a DIRTcar Touring purse. On the racing card that evening will feature the first ever visit from the PA Vintage Modifieds. The Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Gippsters Collison 4 Bangers and the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman will also be on the racing card.

Jeffery Machine is owned and operated by Sid’s son Shawn Jeffery. Jeffery Machine offers a wide range of services from general machining to prototypes. Fabrication, Fixtures, Specialty Jobs, Small Production Items, and new to the stable, Custom Trophies. Feel free to contact Jeffery Machine for a quote. Jeffery Machine is located at 3640 North Ridge Road in Lockport and can be contacted by phone at (716) 434-2710, by fax at (716) 434-2714, by email at jefferymachine@hotmail.com and online at www.jefferymachine.com

Performance Mfg Inc and Slack Performance is located at 80 Telegraph Road in Middleport and is operated by Jody Herriven and Tim Werth. Performance Manufacturing Corp. operates as a precision machine shop that specializes in product design, CNC machining, fabrication and welding. The bulk of the company's work centers on the design and production of go kart parts and components, as well as the Slack Go Kart Racing Chassis. We currently offer over 400 parts and products. Slack Chassis from Performance Manufacturing Corp. After two years as the exclusive American distributor of the Slack Chassis, Performance Manufacturing purchased Slack Performance Karts from Bob Slack in 2004. Performance Mfg. Inc and Slack Performance can be contacted by phone at (716) 735-3500, by fax at (716) 735-3535 or online at www.pmikartparts.com and on Facebook.  

 

 

 

SEASON TICKET SALE!

Exciting News for 2017!! We have already signed the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series Race and two Patriot Sprint car shows for the upcoming season.  This is also the 60th Anniversary for The Big R!!  Look for some very exciting new events planned for this year.  With that being said it is the time of year that Season Passes go on sale.  With appointing new general manager Jennifer Martin we were slightly delayed in starting the sales this season and we hope you understand and accept our apologies.  We want to thank all past season ticket holders whether you are returning, new or a Pit pass Season Ticket Holder.  We thank you for your dedication to our track and making it your home every Friday night.  This year as many of you may have heard the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series will be here on Sunday July 23rd. This is a DIRT EVENT being held at Ransomville Speedway so this race will not be included in the season ticket price.  In Lieu of this we will be giving every season ticket holder a Ransomville Care package at beginning of season.  We want you to know how much we appreciate you and thank you for being a Season Pass Holder.  Also All Season Ticket holders that have purchased their season tickets before the WOO tickets go on sale in January will have first dibs at purchasing your reserved seat for this Event.  We will give your name to DIRT, when the tickets go on sale in January presale first for you a week prior to everyone else purchasing theirs you may still get your reserved spot. Also for those of you that have reserved parking for this event only again this is not included.

The season Tickets go on sale at 8am Thursday December 1st. The presale price to purchase before Dec 31st is $240.  After Jan 1st price per season pass is $295. The parking pass is $50 and there will continue to be a waiting list.  The season passes make great Holiday gifts for your loved ones.  The pit season passes for all classes and all drivers unless you had perfect attendance is $495.  The drivers must still purchase a Ransomville Pass for points at the sign up meeting after the New Year, date to be announced in near future.  If you are a driver and had perfect attendance in 2016 your season pass will be $375.

We are looking to make purchasing even easier in the near future with an online order site for season passes. Please watch for this, until then please feel free to contact the speedway at 716-791-3602 to pay by Credit Card or mail a check to Ransomville Speedway at PO Box 296, Ransomville Speedway NY 14131.

If there are any additional questions you may have please feel free to reach out to General Manager Jennifer Martin who would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Happy Holidays and looking forward to seeing  you in 2017!

 

  

2017 Season Just Around the Corner as Ransomville Hosted Rules Meeting

- New Faces in New Places; Drivers Eger to Return for 2017 Assault -

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (January 23, 2017) Ransomville Speedway hosted the annual rules meeting at the Ransomville Fire Hall on Saturday January 21st and had 200 people attend. Technical Inspectors Rich Lemieux and Dave Johnson were introduced to the attendees as well as other Speedway officials.  

Third generation driver Erick Rudolph will be campaigning at the Big R with the BCL team. Scott Kerwin, who was the driver of the BCL entry has found a ride with Pete Coco. Past track champion Chad Brachmann will also be back at Ransomville. Moving up into the Modifieds from the Sportsman ranks are past Sportsman titlist Jesse Cotriss and Steve Lewis Jr. Past regional Modified Lite champion Derek Wagner will be moving up into a Sportsman. Pete and Jake Stefanski plan on running a full season in the Street Stock ranks. Veteran Ken Camidge is coming back and they will be joined by divisional rookie Jordan Moden who is moving up from the Go-Kart ranks. As of the meeting, 15 Modifieds have registered as well as 25 Sportsman, 18 Street Stocks, nine (9) 4-Bangers and five (5) Novice Sportsman.

In the spring, concrete pads will be going down on the front row of the pit area for the 358 Modifieds. Pads can be rented for $300 a season. 

Speedway management would like to thank all the returning divisional sponsors; Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Investors Services Sportsman, Kipo Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers. Stevenson’s Hardware in Ransomville, NY is coming on board as the new divisional sponsor for the Novice Sportsman. “We are thankful to everyone at Stevenson’s Hardware for stepping up to become the Novice Sportsman class sponsor” stated Ransomville Speedway General Manager Jenn Martin. “They have sponsored the speedway for many years and they are adding to their sponsorship this year and we thank them for their continued support of racing at the Big R” Martin added.

 
 
PJ NFB Auto and Trailer Sales, Randy’s Smoke Shop, Sign Sponsorship Deals with Ransomville Speedway
 RANSOMVILLE, NY… (February 13, 2017) As the 2017 season continues to get closer, Ransomville Speedway management is continuing to sign new and returning sponsors as Randy’s Smoke Shop and @PJ NFB Auto and Trailer Sales have just signed on to the growing list of marketing partners.

PJ NFB Auto and Trailer Sales have signed on as the Official Trailer and Auto Sales of the Ransomville Speedway. PJ NFB Auto and Trailer Sales has been family owned and operated by Pete and James Stefanski since 1992. Starting as a small car dealership, PJ NFB Auto and Trailer Sales expanded their business to include Trailer Sales in 2002. They put pride into their work so allow them to meet your transportation needs with the knowledge and experience of over 30 years combined! PJ NFB Auto and Trailer Sales serves the Buffalo-Niagara region and beyond from their location at 6885 Shawnee Road in North Tonawanda. You can call them at (716) 692-1736 or online at www.pjnfb.com. Pete is a four time Ransomville Speedway Pro Stock track champion and is returning to run in the Kipo Chevrolet Street Stocks weekly in 2017.

Randy’s Smoke Shop will be the presenting sponsor of the racing action at “The Big R” on Friday August 11th. Randy’s Smoke Shop, owned and operated by “The Tuscarora Twister” Randy Chrysler; Randy’s Smoke Shop has been serving the Upper Niagara Region for over 20 years. Randy’s is located at 1325 Upper Mountain Road in Lewiston and can be reached by phone at (716) 297-5636. Randy Chrysler was the 2002 Sportsman track champion.

For marketing and sponsorship opportunities with the Ransomville Speedway, call General Manager Jenn Martin at (716) 791-3602 or by email at raceransomville@gmail.com. Everything is available from company nights, billboards, program ads to Jumbotron advertising. Advertising at Ransomville is a very affordable avenue in which to reach out to a very brand loyal group of consumers – racefans.

 

 

 

                       

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