Sean Letts Memorial King of the Hill Set for September 14

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY (July 7, 2018) One of the longest running races at the Ransomville Speedway the King of the Hill set for Friday, September 14 will be known as the Sean Letts Memorial, to remember the life of former racer Sean Letts who passed away unexpectedly this past March.

Sean raced for many years in the 4 Bangers, Street Stocks, and Sportsman division and the King of the Hill was a race that was special to Sean. Letts and his #SL40 was a fan favorite at the Big R. Letts was a graduate of Lew-Port Central and attended the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina. The 2018 edition of King of the Hill will feature the 40-lap Bellinger Electric Inc (BEI) Lightning Series event for Sportsman plus the annual King of the Hill 100 for Street Stocks and the $200 to win 4 Banger Championship.

Drivers will be racing for lap money bonuses are available. Lap sponsorships are available for all classes. To purchase a lap, contact the speedway office at (716) 791-3602.
 

 

 
 

10th Annual Labor Night at the Races planned for June 8

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (April 16, 2018) The 10th annual Labor Night at the Races presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY in partnership with the AFL/CIO Niagara-Orleans Central Labor Council will take place on Friday, June 8 and once again, will benefit the United Way serving Niagara County.

“When Jim Briggs and I came up with a fundraising event, we wanted to try something different”, stated Bill Jakobi, the AFL/CIO Labor Liaison and Campaign Coordinator for the United Way Serving Niagara County. “Ten years ago, when we first started Labor Night at the Races, we raised $3,200 dollars and in 2017, the event raised $15,000”, Jakobi continued. In ten years of the event, over $100,000 has been raised for the United Way.

The 10th annual Labor Night at the Races is presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY in conjunction with the AFL/CIO Niagara-Orleans Central Labor Council.

Labor Night at the Races cannot be done without the support of sponsors. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Maxwell Murphy Attorneys at Law, M&T Bank, and Lewis & Lewis PC are all sponsoring the event, which is entering its 10th year in 2018. Like in years past, fans will have the chance to see all the racecars that are sponsored by these supporters behind the grandstand area before the night’s racing program.

Jakobi said that tickets are available for purchase through the United Way of Greater Niagara as well as at the Novelty Booth at Ransomville Speedway. Tickets are also available through their website, www.uwgn.org “It is a good, family event that is a nice night of conversation and dirt track racing”, Jakobi said.

BlueCross BlueShield strives to provide better healthcare to their members; offer great value to their customers and improve the health of our community. Since 1936, they have helped millions of people live healthier lives. The goal of BlueCross BlueShield is to improve individual and community health, strength and well-being. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is a primary sponsor on the BBL Racing entry for third generation driver Erick Rudolph. For more information, please log on to www.bcbswny.com

The 10th annual Labor Night at the Races presented by BlueCross and Blue Shield of WNY will take place on Friday, June 8 featuring a full card of racing featuring the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers and the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman. Proceeds going to United Way M&T, Lewis and Lewis, Maxwell and Murphy (will have cars behind the grandstand) Rain date will be June 22

The mission of the United Way of Greater Niagara is to invest in programs that focus on Education, Health & Income that deliver measurable results to improve our community today and strengthen it for tomorrow. The Labor Night at the Races is when and where labor gives back to the community they live and work in. This fundraising event is open to the community bringing attention to the United Way of Greater Niagara and to the agencies who give help and hope to those in need. For more information about the United Way of Greater Niagara, log online to www.uwgn.org
 

 

 

 

 

Ransomville Signs More Sponsors as Season Gets Closer

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (April 11, 2018) The FOAR SCORE Club, Crop Production Services, Asset Consulting Experts, and All Metal Works are proud supporters of racing at the Ransomville Speedway. 2018 is no different as all four sponsors are renewing their marketing plans with the Big R!

FOAR SCORE is the oldest active auto racing fan club in the US. Established in 1948, the FOAR SCORE Club was started as an organization for those who race or love racing. Since its founding, this organization of race drivers and avid fans has promoted and supported racing through its regular meetings, newsletter, fundraisers, and presence at round tracks in Western New York, Northern Pennsylvania, and Southern Ontario. For more information, log online to www.foarscore.com

Crop Production Services (CPS), has grown to be one of the largest agricultural product distributors in the United States. Establishing in 1983, CPS continues to grow by being an innovative, full-service wholesale distributor with a vision for the future success of its customers. For over two decades, CPS provides the best technology, tools, and products to American farmers. The World of Outlaw Craftsman Late Model Series is making their first trip to Ransomville since 2005 on Friday, June 15. Tickets are available by calling 1-844-DIRT-TIX or by checking out www.ransomvillespeedway.com CPS has locations in Fancher, NY, and Sodus, NY to serve farmers locally.

At Asset Consulting Experts, their clients come first. Every client is treated with courtesy and is guaranteed a positive outcome. Their expertise and integrity have earned them a reputation as one of the premier consulting offices. For more info, give them a call at (716) 242-8509. Asset Consulting Experts are sponsors of several teams here at Ransomville, including three-time and defending Krown Undercoating 358 Modified champion Ryan Susice, and 2018 Modified rookie Greg Martin.

All Metal Works is committed to providing the best customer service possible. They are devoted to a 24-48-hour turnaround on all products. All Metal Works is proud to provide metal roofing experts on hand to help with roof measurements and answer questions in and out of the field. Located in Gasport, make All Metal Works your choice for metal roofing for residential, commercial, and agricultural buildings of all sizes. For more information, visit www.allmetalworks.com or call (716) 772-7029.

FOAR SCORE Club and Crop Production Services are presenting the full card of racing plus Autograph Night on Friday, August 10 at 7:15 pm. All Metal Works is sponsoring along with A-Verdi Storage Containers the racing program scheduled for Friday, June 1 which will feature the lone appearance of the season by the Patriot Sprint Tour. Asset Consulting Experts are presenting the $2,000 to win Modified special on Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 25.
 

 

 

Sponsors Continue to Sign Marketing Partnerships with Ransomville Speedway

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (April 9, 2018) Sunflowers of Sanborn, Firth Jewelers and the Barker Lions Club are three of the many great marketing partners associated with the Ransomville Speedway. All three of these sponsors are all anxious and excited to get the season started at the Big R!

When multi-time Krown Undercoating Modified track champion Chad Brachmann and his wife Louise started to plant sunflowers last season on their family farm at the corner of Saunders Settlement and Baer Road in Sanborn, they did not know that one picture that was taken of their sunflowers turned into one of the most trending locations in all of Western New York. Thus, Sunflowers of Sanborn was born. They planted their rows and rows of sunflowers as a tribute to Louise’s parents, Jean and Flevie who recently passed away.

They have had visitors from all over Western New York and beyond last summer to see the beautiful flowers. “We had no idea that the sunflowers were going to be such a phenomenon”, stated Chad Brachmann. “It was crazy to see the amount of people that would come out to take a picture, or just take in the beauty of it all”, Brachmann said. “We have bigger plans for this year with off-road parking and a couple of events scheduled to help Niagara Hospice and Breast Cancer Awareness”, Brachmann added.

Firth Jewelers have been long-time supporters and marketing partners of the Ransomville Speedway. Located just minutes from the Fashion Outlets on Military Road in Niagara Falls, Firth’s is one of the largest single store selection of both jewelry and loose diamonds in Western New York. Since 1946, Firth Jewelers has sold fine jewelry to the people of Western New York. Growing from a simple, one-room store on East Falls Street, Firth’s has over three-generations worth of knowledge to make sure you get the best piece of diamond and jewelry in the region. Firth’s can be contacted online at www.firthjewelers.com and by phone at (716) 297-2210.

The Barker Lions Club is also renewing their marketing partnership with Ransomville. Barker Lions Club members are dedicated to improving our community. They mix public service with fun! Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday’s of each month at the Barker Lions Community Building, located on Main Street in Barker. The Baker Lions Club has been serving the local community since 1947. For more information about the Barker Lions Club, like them on Facebook, check them out online at www.barkerlions.org or by emailing Roar@barkerlions.org The annual Lions Club Night at the races takes place on August 10, with a full card plus Autograph Night starting at 7:15 pm.

Both Sunflowers of Sanborn and Firth Jewelers, along with Jeffery Machine and Performance MFG are presenting the Sid Jeffery Memorial for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds on Friday, August 17. The Modifieds will be joined by the Investors Service Sportsman, KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers, and the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman. Race time is at 7:15 pm sharp.

Tickets are still available for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models, and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars events taking place this season at the Big R! The Late Models are returning to Ransomville for the first time since 2005 on Friday, June 15 and the “Greatest Show on Dirt” returns for the Big R Outlaw Shootout on Friday, July 27. Fans can purchase tickets online through www.ransomvillespeedway.com and by calling 1-844-DIRT-TIX.
 

 

 

 

 

Stirling Lubricants to Sponsor All Major Touring Series Dates at Ransomville Speedway in 2018

 
RANSOMVILLE, NY… (April 5, 2018) Stirling Lubricants has been seen on the corner panels of several racecars throughout the region and have been on Jeff McGinnis’s Krown Undercoating Modified for over 15 seasons and last season, become the primary sponsor of Brett Senek’s Investor’s Service Sportsman entry. In 2018, Stirling Lubricants will be a presenting sponsor when three of the nation’s top touring series make their stops at the Ransomville Speedway.

The Rochester, NY based company Stirling Lubricants will be entering its fourth year as a marketing partner with the Ransomville Speedway. “We are thrilled to be associated with the big three events at Ransomville”, commented Scott Baubie of Stirling Lubricants. “Ransomville has some of the best racing in the state and we are all excited about being able to share that with our customers and potential new customers”, Baubie added.

Fans have the chance to see Stirling Lubricants on the corner panels of Jeff McGinnis’s 358 Modified and Brett Senek’s Sportsman weekly at Ransomville. “Having Jeff and Brett represent Stirling Lubricants has been unbelievable”, Baubie said. “They are both professional, well-liked, and have both won races”, Baubie continued. “Jeff has been around for a long-time and his knowledge and professionalism is second to none. With Brett, he comes in with good energy, he is a good driver who is young and eager”, Baubie said. Stirling Lubricants will be in attendance for when the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models, World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars, and the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series all race at the Big R.

Stirling Lubricants has become a co-sponsor of the Champion Racing Oil as the title sponsor of the Central PA Sprint Car Point Series in 2018. This season will see Stirling Lubricants on the sides of 13 cars at multiple tracks throughout the region.

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.
 

 

 
 

Pippard Automotive is Official Fuel Supplier of Ransomville Speedway
Ransomville continuing partnership with VP Fuels

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (March 31, 2018) Pippard Automotive in Wrights Corners is the Official Fuel Supplier of Ransomville Speedway for the 2018 racing season. Bill Pippard is taking preorders on Drums of VP Race Fuel from now until April 15! Call for pricing and set up a time for down payment on your drum! You can call 716-434-1660 or see them in person at 3932 Lockport-Olcott Rd. Fuel will be sold at the track weekly.

VP Racing Fuels is the Official Racing Fuel of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and the Super DIRTcar Series. VP Fuels is also the official racing fuel for all divisions of DIRTcar Racing and UMP DIRTcar Racing along with a number of regional touring series that fall under the DIRTcar and World Racing Group organizations. For more information on VP Racing Fuels, visit www.vpracingfuels.com.

VP Racing Fuels continues to be "The World Leader in Racing Fuel Technology". Since its creation, VP Racing Fuels has dedicated all of its time and resources to become the world leader in race fuel technology. VP Fuels carry a catalog of 70+ fuel blends and supply them with a growing roster of VP-fueled champions across the entire spectrum of motorsports.

When drivers and fans come to Ransomville Speedway, they will see VP banners and more around the property. At the recently held Ransomville Speedway car show, the contestants for Miss Ransomville were wearing VP T-Shirts with 2018 Miss Ransomville Mariah Reilly holding a VP Fuels Checkered flag by each participating racecar.
 

 

 
 
 

Just Signs & Designs and Poppin’ Hops New Division Sponsors at Little R

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (March 27, 2018) Just Signs & Designs and Poppin’ Hops Caramel Corn have come on board to sponsor the Novice and Senior Lites divisions at the Little R respectively.

Just Signs & Designs will be the divisional sponsor for our Novice Division. The Novice class is for kids ages 5-6 and older kids that have never raced before. The Novice division makes sure that all kids have the opportunity to try racing out at any age as they are the next generation of racers! Just Signs & Designs can meet all your needs in commercial and industrial signage as well as banners, lawn signs, apparel, vehicle wraps, ATV and snowmobile wraps, RC car wraps, and much more! They are also one of the only dealers in five states that deal and seal Equinox Snowcoaches along with other attachments. Just Signs & Designs is also on eBay, just search for “justaracer”. They are located at 2897 New Road in Ransomville. For more information about Just Signs & Designs, like them on Facebook, call Dave Just at (716) 807-9536 or email them at JUSTSIGN54@yahoo.com

Poppin’ Hops specializes in caramel and kettle corn and is the new divisional sponsor for the Senior Lites division. It is a family-run business from their location at 6147 Aiken Road in Pendleton. They make caramel and kettle corn, but they can also do special orders so stop in today and pick up some delicious caramel and kettle corn. You can call (716) 251-2504 or find them on Facebook by searching Poppin’ Hops today.

The Thursday night go-kart program would also like to welcome back their returning divisional sponsors. Slack Karts Junior 1, Jeffery Machine Junior 2, Fitzgibbon Contracting and Construction Junior 3, and the Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy.

Registration letters have gone out to all go-kart drivers. If anyone did not receive one or if a new driver would like to sign up, they can contact General Manager Jenn Martin via email at raceransomville@gmail.com, private message on Facebook, or call (716) 791-3602.

Racing action for the go-karts will begin on Thursday, May 17, with a test & tune session scheduled for Thursday, May 10. The complete 2018 go-kart schedule is available online at www.ransomvillespeedway.com under the go-kart icon.
 

 

 
 
 

Ransomville Speedway Welcomes Mariah Reilly as Miss Ransomville 2018!

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (March 26, 2018) In front of a large crowd at the Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls, Mariah Reilly was named the 2018 Miss Ransomville.

“I am speechless right now”, Mariah said after she was crowned Miss Ransomville. “Being named Miss Ransomville is unbelievable, I can’t believe it”, she continued. “I would like to thank my family and friends for their support and pushing me to do this”, Mariah said. “Being able to meet Alexis (Morris), Nicole (Dell), Kari (Stoelting) and Jessica (Shenshon) were amazing”, Mariah stated. Mariah works as a receptionist as well as a waitress and bartender and is excited about the opportunity to be Miss Ransomville.

Mariah’s family has a long history of racing on the asphalt side. “My grandfather started racing in the 60’s through the early 70’s at Lancaster”, Mariah said. “After he came back into the sport in the late 80’s, he’s had family and family friends drive his car”, she continued. Mariah has even had the opportunity to drive in a four-cylinder at Lancaster and won a Powder-Puff event. She has recently become interested in dirt racing after a few visits to the Big R, and her recent trip to Volusia Speedway Park in Florida.

“I wanted to be Miss Ransomville because I love to meet the kids, drivers, and fans that love racing like I do”, Mariah said. “Racing is my life and I want to show my support to the thing that I love, racing”, Mariah said. “I love seeing the kids involved with the go-karts and getting to love racing like I do”, Mariah continued.

2017 Miss Ransomville Emily Buzzard is excited about Mariah and welcoming her to the Ransomville Speedway family. “Mariah has a love for racing and an interest in learning more about our track”, Emily said. “I know she will represent Ransomville well and spread her positive energy throughout the stands and pits each week. I wish her the best this summer and can’t wait to see her at the track”, Emily added.

Ransomville management would like to congratulate Mariah on being named Miss Ransomville. Judging the Miss Ransomville contest was a mix of speedway management, officials, and past track champions. Fans can meet Mariah at the Test, Tune and Time presented by VP Race Fuels on Friday, April 27 and on Opening Night, Friday, May 4.
 

 

 

Annual Ransomville Speedway Car Show Set for March 23-25

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (January 25, 2018) The 2018 season is just three months away and the Ransomville Speedway is getting ready for their annual mall show to give fans their first chance to see many of the cars and stars of the Big R and Little R before they hit the track for the 2018 season.

The car show will once again be held at the Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA the weekend of March 23-25 during mall hours. “We will have drivers and cars from every division that races at Ransomville from the go-karts right up to the 358 Modifieds,” comments Ransomville Speedway General Manager Jennifer Martin. For the second season, the crowning of Miss Ransomville will be held at the car show on Saturday, March 24th. 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, by email at raceransomville@gmail.com or by messaging the Ransomville Speedway Facebook page. The timing for the crowning of Miss Ransomville will be released in the coming weeks with more events being planned for the Mall Show.

“We are excited about having our car show at the Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA”, commented Ransomville Speedway Public Relations Director Steven Petty. “The Fashion Outlets is the area’s premier shopping destination and having the chance for our fans and potential fans to see what we have to offer is unbelievable”, Petty added. The Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA is located at 1900 Military Road, just 10 minutes from Niagara Falls State Park. It is a indoor shopping experience featuring over 200 designer outlets including Saks Fifth Avenue, Forever 21, Nike Factory, Disney, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, Vera Bradley, and many more. The Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA is open from 10:00am-9:00pm Monday-Saturday, and from 10:00am-6:00pm on Sunday and open 24/7 online at www.fashionoutletsniagara.com You can also like them on Facebook and follow on both Twitter and Instagram @FashionNiagara.

Once the cars are out of the mall, the attention will shift to Test, Tune, and Time presented by VP Racing Fuels on Friday, April 27 with a rain date scheduled for Wednesday, May 2. The 61st season opener at the Big R will take place on Friday, May 4 as VP Racing Small Engine Fuels presents the season lid-lifter for all divisions, featuring the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers and the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman.
 

 

 
 
More Sponsors Re-sign with Ransomville Speedway
 

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (February 20, 2018) As the dirt continued to fly down south during Speedweeks, management of the Ransomville Speedway was continuing their hard work and re-signing more sponsors for the historic 61st season of racing at the Big R.

Niagara Hardwood Center was opened in January of 2013 and is owned and operated by the Marin family. Niagara Hardwood Center has over 20 years of experience in providing their customers with honest, quality hardwood flooring services. They specialize in all aspects of hardwood flooring including installation, repair, and refinishing. Niagara Hardwood Center serves their valued customers of Erie and Niagara County from their showroom at 2578 Niagara Falls Blvd and can be reached by phone at (716) 955-0775 and online at www.niagarahardwoodcenter.com

A-1 Land Care Inc. has a long history of serving the Western New York area, with excellence and knowledge.  In 1995 Jason Lombardi approached his father with an idea, create a site construction and landscape company to serve WNY. Opening in 2004, A-1 has grown into one of the premier site and landscape contractors in the area. A1 is located at 1527 Ridge Road in Lewiston, by phone at (716) 754-4999 or online at www.a-1landcare.com

Set along the picturesque shores of Lake Ontario in the Wilson Harbor, the Sunset Bar and Grill is the perfect setting for a night out during the spring and summer months. Specializing in seafood and American cuisine, Sunset Bar and Grill can also host your next private party, corporate event, rehearsal dinner, weddings and more! Throughout the summer, Sunset Bar and Grill is also known for their outdoor patio and live music. You can find them on Facebook and Instagram and by phone at (716) 751-6868. Sunset Bar & Grill will open for the season on April 13!

Serving Western New York and Southern Ontario for over 50 years, Modern Disposal is committed to the most innovative and responsible methods of materials management and recycling. Modern furthers their commitment to providing exceptional customer service and giving back to the communities they serve. Modern Disposal can be reached by phone at 800-330-7107 or online at www.moderncorporation.com

Ransomville Speedway is continuing to search for the 2018 Miss Ransomville, as well as 50/50 ticket sellers and a few other positions are available as well. Please call or email Ransomville Speedway General Manager Jennifer Martin at (716) 791-3602 or raceransomville@gmail.com for an application

 

 
 
Ransomville Speedway Releases 2018 Schedule
(The Best of the Best will be at the Big R in 2018)
 

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (January 31, 2018) The 61st season of racing at the Ransomville Speedway is soon upon us and the Big R has big plans for the 2018 campaign. With the season opener just three months away, the Friday night race schedule is jammed packed with everything that the best race fans in the Northeast would want to see.

Ransomville Speedway is only one of a handful of tracks in the Northeast that will be hosting all three major touring series in 2018, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models, and the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series.  For the first time since 2006, the “Badest Late Models on the Planet”, the World of Outlaw Craftsman Late Models will invade Ransomville on Friday, June 15. The 358 Modifieds and Sportsman will also be on the card. For the second straight season, “The Greatest Show on Dirt” will be at the Big R on Friday, July 27 and will be joined in competition by the Investors Service Sportsman and Fireworks! The Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series will once again be in action for the annual Summer Nationals on Tuesday, August 7plus the Sportsman and Street Stocks.

An announcement will be announced in the coming weeks regarding ticket purchases for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars events.

The Patriot Sprint Tour will once again be at Ransomville for their annual visit on Friday, June 1. The Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series will once again start their Niagara Region swing with a stop at the Big R on Friday, September 7. The Sportsman SDS race will be the Sportsman King of the Hill 50 with lap money. The BEI Lightning Series for Sportsman will make their inaugural trip to Ransomville on Friday, September 14. The PA Vintage Modifieds will make their first trip to Ransomville on Friday, August 3 along with a Sportsman/Novice Shootout. Fans of the demolition derbys are excited about Friday, August 31 as we will be having a demolition derby on that night.

The Krown Undercoating Modifieds will be having a couple of big-money shows throughout the season. A $2,000 to win event will take place on Friday, May 25. The Sid Jeffery Memorial will be a Modified event and will take place on Friday, August 17. The KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks will once again have their 100 lap special on Friday, September 14 for the running of the King of the Hill.Plans are still in the works for the John Susice Memorial for the Street Stocks, which will take place on Friday, July 13. 

The cars will hit the new surface at the Big R on Friday, April 27 for Test, Tune, and Time presented by VP Racing Fuels. The rain date for Test, Tune, and Time will be on Wednesday, May 2. The 61st season opener will take place on Friday, May 4 as VP Racing Small Engine Fuels presents the season lid-lifter for all divisions, featuring the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers and the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman.

Before the cars hit the track for the first time, they will be on display at the Motorsports Expo in Syracuse the weekend of March 10-11 and then the annual car show at the Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA the weekend of March 23-25 during mall hours. For the second season, the crowning of Miss Ransomville will be held at the car show on Saturday, March 24th. 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, by email at raceransomville@gmail.com or by messaging the Ransomville Speedway Facebook page. The timing for the crowning of Miss Ransomville will be released in the coming weeks with more events being planned for the Mall Show.

 

Division Sponsors All Renew with Ransomville Speedway

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (February 8, 2018) Sponsorships can offer a variety of opportunities for both the racers and the fans and racing spons\orships is a very powerful form of marketing. Management of the Ransomville Speedway has been busy reaching out to both new and renewing marketing partners and is excited to announce that all the divisional sponsors for both the Friday night racing program and the Thursday night go-kart program have all renewed their marketing partnerships with the Big R!

Krown Undercoating of Ransomville is once again the divisional sponsor of the premier division at Ransomville, the 358 Modifieds. Owned and operated by “The Ransomville Rocket” Jipp Ortiz, Krown Undercoating offers rust proofing and protection products to extend the life of your vehicle. Krown Undercoating is located in Ed’s Garage, the site of the original Ransomville Speedway in the late 50’s. Both Krown Undercoating and Ed’s Garage can be found at 2662 Youngstown Lockport Road in Ransomville, and by phone at (716) 791-3712.

Investors Services has once again signed on and continuing their divisional sponsorship of the Sportsman.  Investors Services, owned and operated by former competitor Mike Greenawalt, restores and renovates properties while coordinating with the property owners to ensure complete satisfaction. Investors Services has been in business for over ten years with proven results and has completed numerous projects throughout Erie and Niagara Counties. Investors can be reached by mail at 4939 Lockport Road in Niagara Falls, NY, by phone at (716) 285-3000 or online at www.investorsservicecompany.com

Once again, KiPo Chevrolet will be the divisional sponsor for the very competitive Street Stock division. KiPo Chevrolet is the area’s premier Chevrolet dealer and their entire team works together to provide you with the ultimate Chevrolet shopping experience. You can visit the newly-remodeled KiPo Chevrolet at 2534 Youngstown-Lockport Road in Ransomville, by phone at 791-5378, or by seeing their entire inventory of new and used Chevrolets online at www.kipocars.com

Gippsters Collision is back for their ninth season as the divisional sponsor for the Four Banger division. Operated by longtime Ransomville supporter Gerry Gipp, Gippsters Collision is a full-service repair shop repairing cars, trucks, and SUV’s. Gippsters is located at 1215 Balmer Road in Youngstown and can be reached by phone at (716) 745-3679 for all your car repair needs.

Stevenson’s Hardware has been sponsoring the action at the Ransomville Speedway for several years and in 2018 will begin their second season of being the divisional sponsor for the Novice Sportsman. Stevenson’s Hardware is a locally owned and operated TrueValue Hardware store located in Downtown Ransomville at 2535 Youngstown Lockport Road. Stevenson’s is the area’s Stihl and Husqvarna dealership. Stevenson’s can be reached by phone by calling (716) 791-3312 and can be found on Facebook.

The Thursday night go-kart program would also like to welcome back their divisional sponsors. Slack Karts Junior 1, Jeffery Machine Junior 2, Fitzgibbon Contracting and Construction Junior 3, and the Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy. We are currently looking for a divisional sponsor for the Senior Lites.

Ransomville is very proud to announce a 4 race $100.00 to win series for all 5 go-kart points classes! “We would really like to thank our loyal supporters for stepping up and helping us provide an all new program for our karters” commented Ransomville General Manager Jennifer Martin. “Karting is an integral part of our entire program and we want to thank the racers with some better paying races.”

Thanks to our great marketing partners, the races will feature the same entry fees as the standard weekly karting series! The races will all be $100 to win, with the normal purse going to positions 2-4. This adds an additional $2000 into the entire season long purse with no additional entry fees!  Ransomville could not do this without the support of many great partners: Matt Farnham Racing (Junior 1), Tim Phillips Garage (Junior 2), Bud’s Apple Juice (Junior 3), Jerry Gradl Motors (Senior Lite) and 61 Racing (Senior Heavy). The 2018 go-kart schedule is available online at www.ransomvillespeedway.com under the go-kart icon.

 

Ransomville Speedway Gearing Up for 2018 Go-Kart Season

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (January 23, 2018) The staff and management of the Ransomville Speedway are excited about the 2018 racing season at the Little R! The test, tune and time for the future stars of racing will take place on Thursday, May 10th with the 2018 season opener taking place on Thursday, May 17th. The full schedule is available online at www.ransomvillespeedway.com

New this year for the karts will be a four-race miniseries with each racing being $100 to win! The first of these races will take place on Thursday, May 24th with the second being held on June 21st. The final two dates of the miniseries will be on July 19 and August 16. We are still looking for two class sponsors for the miniseries for the Clone Lites and the Junior III classes. To be a sponsor, please contact Ransomville Speedway General Manager Jennifer Martin at (716) 791-3602.

In addition, new for the 2018 season will be that one-way radios are mandatory. The track frequency will be 454.000 With the addition to the new clay that is being laid down on the Big R, the Little R is also getting a fresh layer of clay in time for the 2018 racing season.

Speedway management is thrilled to have four returning class sponsors to support the go-kart program. Performance Mfg (Junior 1), Jeffery Machine (Junior 2), Fitzgibbon Contracting and Construction (Junior 3) and Finish Line Auto Detail (Senior Heavy). “We are still actively searching for a sponsor for the Clone Lite class” commented Ransomville General Manager Jennifer Martin. Anyone interested in sponsoring a division or a night of racing at the Little R, can contact the speedway through email, phone, or through the Ransomville Speedway Facebook page.
 

 

 

Ransomville Holds Registration Meeting

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (January 20, 2018) With a large turnout on hand, the Ransomville Speedway held their drivers' meeting and registration party at the Ransomville Fire Hall on Saturday, January 20th. The meetings were split into two different segments, one for the open-wheeled divisions and one for the stock cars.

It was announced that the handicapping system will be changed starting in 2018 for all divisions. Handicapping will be done by the total of points a driver earns over a three-week period. In case of a tie, the finish in the previous week’s race will decide the tiebreaker. Also announced was that a new tech barn building will be built by the scales in the pit area, that will be completed in time for Test, Tune, and Time, set for Friday, April 27.

The speedway has added a pair of big money shows for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds. The first will take place on Memorial Day Weekend, with the second being the 2nd annual Sid Jeffery Memorial on Friday, August 17th. The Investors Service Sportsman will have a couple of races for show up points, with one being on Friday, July 6th to allow competitors wishing to compete with the BEI Lightning Series an opportunity to be at their tour race that evening. The only change coming for the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman will be that motors will be pulled after five (5) feature wins to ensure competitive competition in the class.

The rules for the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers will stay the same as they have in previous seasons. The KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks will begin the process to make the switch towards the DIRTcar Pro Stock rules by the 2019 season. The second running of the John Susice Memorial will take place on Friday, July 13th which will be only a Ransomville rules race. The traditional King of the Hill 100 for the Street Stocks will be allowing the cars that compete at Ohsweken, Merrittville, and Humberstone to come down, as per the tradition from previous years.

The Ransomville Speedway will be represented at the Syracuse Motorsports Expo on the weekend of March 11-12 at the New York State Fairgrounds. The annual Ransomville Speedway car show will take place the weekend of March 23-25 at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA. The Miss Ransomville contest will be held on Saturday, March 24th. For applications and more information about the car shows, feel free to email raceransomville@gmail.com or call the speedway office at (716) 791-3602.
 

 

 

 

2nd Annual Sid Jeffery Memorial Set for August 17th at the Big R

-Modified Drivers racing in memory of longtime car owner -
 

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (January 14, 2018) The 2nd annual Sid Jeffery Memorial will take place on Friday, August 17 and the 2018 edition will feature a big money show for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds. The race will be presented by Jeffery Machine, and Performance Mfg Inc and Slack Performance.

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.

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.

Both Jeffery Machine alongside Performance Mfg Inc and Slack Performance have also resigned to sponsor the Junior II and Junior I divisions respectively as part of the Thursday night go-kart program at the Little R! They will also be seeing the action on Sid Jeffery Memorial night from the best seats in the house, the VIP Tower, and Suites!
 

 

 

 

Marketing Opportunites Abound at the Big R! We’re looking for the next Miss Ransomville

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (January 4, 2018) The 2018 season is just around the corner and there are opportunities for you to enjoy a night out at the Big R and get your company some exposure at the same time.

Your company can have a night out at the track. Enjoy a BBQ picnic to a pit tour to see the cars and stars of the Big R up close and personal. You will be sitting in the VIP Tower with the best seats in the house! Advertising opportunities are also available, whether it is through digital advertising on our state of the art jumbotron and on our social media pages, to an ad in the official My Laps Souvenir program, to billboards advertising on the track, in the concourse area behind the grandstands, and in the parking lot, any option is available. For pricing and inquiries, please contact Ransomville Speedway General Manager Jennifer Martin at (716) 791-3602 or via email at raceransomville@gmail.com

If you are looking for a summer job, the Ransomville Speedway is looking for you! Positions are available from the concession stand to officials and more. We are also looking for the 2018 Miss Ransomville. For those interested in being Miss Ransomville, you must be available all weekend long during the annual Ransomville Speedway Car Show March 23-25 at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA. For applications for Miss Ransomville and the other available positions, please contact the speedway office at (716) 791-3602, email raceransomville@gmail.com or by messaging the Ransomville Speedway Facebook page.

The 61st season of racing at Ransomville will start with the registration meetings, set for Saturday, January 20th at the Ransomville Fire Hall. The stock car meeting (Street Stocks and 4 Bangers) will take place at 11 am and the open-wheeled meeting (Modifieds, Sportsman and Novice Sportsman) will begin at 12:30 pm. Pit pads, track memberships, and DIRTcar licenses will be available to purchase.

After the registration meetings, the attention shifts to the car shows that Ransomville will be involved with. The first is the annual Motorsports Expo at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse March 10-11 and the second will be the annual car show at the Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA March 23-25.
 

 

 

A Renewed focus on Safety Hi-Lights Ransomville's Street Stock / 4 Banger Meeting!

A healthy group of participants came out to go over the 2018 rules packages for the Ki-Po Motors Street Stocks Class and the Gippster’s Collision 4 Banger Class. 
Among the topics discussed included the following:

Following DIRT’s lead, It was announced that Ransomville Speedway will mandate the use of head and neck restraint (commonly referred to as HANS Devices) for the 2018 season in all classes. The rule will mirror the 2018 DIRT Rulebook:
The head and neck restraint must be SFI 38.1 approved and display a legible and valid SFI 38.1 label.
“We applaud DIRT’s efforts to protect drivers and adding head and neck restraint devices into our rulebook is a big step in that direction.” commented Ransomville General Manager Jennifer Martin. “Anything that helps makes our driver’s safer is a welcome addition to our rulebook.”
 

The Ki Po Motors Street Stock Class featured some lively debate regarding the future direction of the class. Among the topics discussed included:
 

The Fuel Cell rule was tightened up considerably to mandate dates on the equipment to ensure that everything stays current. Bladder type Fuel Cells must have a tag indicating a date of 2013 or newer. Hard Plastic (Jaz Type) Fuel Cells must be dated 2015 or newer for 2018. All cells must have complete foam coverage on the inside and canisters must be in good conditions with no holes.
 

For 2018, OEM style steel calipers (single piston) will be allowed on the rear of the car as an option.
 

In an effort to assist competitors with clearance on their exhaust, Street Stocks will allowed to use crossover headers. The rule will be worded in the same manner as the DIRT Pro Stock Rulebook. The passenger side floor board may be level from the top of the transmission and drive shaft tunnel, in an effort to have the exhaust raised for clearance.
 

The rules package for the John Susice Memorial and the King of the Hill were also agreed upon. For the 2018 John Susice Memorial, the race will be a 40 lap event, regular track points, and feature a draw / redraw format. The track is currently working on a date for the event. A huge thank you to Ryan Susice for all of your work with this event!
 

The 2018 King of the Hill will once again be a 100 lap affair. The rules package will remain the same as 2017 allowing cars from Canada to compete.
 

The Gippster’s Collision 4 Banger Class meeting also focused on safety. Among the changes for 2018:
 

The roll cage rule has been changed to mandate a 6 point roll cage.
 

For 2018, racing wheels will be legal. The rule will be 7” wheels with a minimum of 3” offset allowed.
 

We’d like to thank everyone for coming out and helping us with the 2018 rules package. A huge thank you also to the Ransomville American Legion for hosting the meeting!
 

Our annual sign up meeting will be on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. Keep an eye out on Facebook and ransomvillespeedway.com as we will be posting the time and location of the sign up meeting!   
 

 
 
ATTENTION 358, SPORTSMAN AND NOVICE TEAMS!

The following is an informational bulletin:
To: DIRTcar 2017 Members
From: Sam Driggers, Mike Perrotte
Re: 2018 Driver Protection requirements
Please find below, a quick resource and informational guide for the 2018 season Driver Protection requirements. Many of you already have, or are very close to full compliance.
The requirements will be released with the 2018 rulebooks, however, we are sending this to give additional advance notice to verify your equipment and give the chance to shop the off season shows if you need something additional.
Please give a call if you have questions. As we have demonstrated in the past, we will work with teams to integrate these components into your racing operation. Our industry has nothing to gain with negative social media posts, “hair on fire” proclamations or piling on. Please use this advance notice for what it is intended.
These requirements were in the 2017 rulebook and the 2018 rulebook will provide some additional details if needed. We have included a summary at the bottom
We have divided this by DIRTcar Divisions for quick reference.


DIRTcar Northeast Big-Block Modifieds, 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stocks
Required:
Head and Neck Restraints
Compliant Fuel Cells
Compliant Containment Seats
Fire Suppression System (recommended - mandatory in 2019)

Component Summary:
The specific rules will be included in each series/Division rule books. The following is only a General Summary of the basic elements:
Head and Neck Restraints: The head and neck restraint must be SFI 38.1 approved and display a legible and valid SFI 38.1 label.
Intrusion Plates:
A minimum 1/8" (.125”) thick magnetic steel intrusion plate on the driver’s side door bars is mandatory. A bolted or clamped plate measuring a minimum of 16” x 26” or Individual plates welded between door bars.
Compliant Fuel Cells:
Either meet FT3 or SFI 28.3 requirements and/or Include: a metal container, bladder, foam, top Bolted fuel valve plate with flop valve or roll over check valve, threaded cap, steel rack or minimum two straps each way.
Fire Suppression System –
10-pound system meeting SFI 17.1
Containment Seats –
Seats must be “Full Containment” style constructed of aluminum to the general design specifications of current industry standards (SFI 39.2). Design shall include comprehensive head surround, shoulder and torso support system, energy impact foam, and removable head foam. Consult with your seat manufacturer for questions and recommendations regarding your seat safety system.
Seats manufactured using carbon fiber or composite materials must meet SFI 39.2 specifications.
Up-fitting an existing seat with bolt-on kits will be permitted with a seat manufacturer-produced kit and an acceptable base seat approved by the seat manufacturer. Consult with your seat manufacturer for recommendations regarding your current seat. If Left Head Surround does not exceed 7 inches from the back of the headrest, a left side seat net meeting SFI specifications is required.
Please note:
Approved uniforms, “in date” seat belts, helmets, gloves, and other requirements are also covered in Section 3 of the General Specifications. Please refer to Section 3 for complete requirements.
World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars - please refer to series general rules and specifications.

Questions:
Sam Driggers -704-467 7786 sdriggers@dirtcar.com
Mike Perrotte – 704-796-4566 mperotte@dirtcar.com
Kenny Kenneda – 513-485-6125 kkenneda@dirtcar.com
Mark Hitchcock – 613-541-1492 NEDIRTcarTech@dirtcar.com
Tyler Bachman – 724-831-7109 tbachman@dirtcar.com
 

 

 

 

 

The State of the Hangover 150 at Ransomville Speedway!

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (November 13, 2017) With the 2017 racing season in the rear-view mirror, the 2018 season is right around the corner as the track crew and speedway management is working hard and looking forward to what 2018 has to offer. The traditional start of the season has always been the Hangover, but in 2018 that will not be the case as the event will not be taking place.

The track crew has been busy dumping so far 27 truckloads of new clay to the racy Ransomville surface. In total, nearly 300 truckloads of clay will be laid down. “We are waiting for more good days to come to continue to lay down the new clay on the track” states Ransomville Speedway General Manager Jenn Martin.  “With the laying of the new clay, we are getting the track surface ready for an amazing 2018 season,” Martin said. “We had a great end to 2017 and are very excited for 2018 and having a great racing surface for our drivers” Martin added.

“The tradition of the Hangover has lasted nearly two decades,” says Ransomville Speedway Public Relations Director Steven Petty. “With the addition to the new clay that has been laid down on the track over the past couple weeks, we are making sure that we have the best surface for our drivers, so in turn they can put on a great show for the best race fans in Western New York and Southern Ontario each, and every Friday night” Petty added.

For upcoming announcements regarding the 2018 racing season, make sure to follow Ransomville Speedway on social media as well as the website, ransomvillespeedway.com

 

 

 

 

Ryan Susice Celebrates Third Consecutive Title; Sets 2018 plans

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (December 13, 2017) When the Ransomville Speedway celebrated their 2017 season at the banquet last month, Ryan Susice of Ransomville, NY was celebrating his third straight track championship in the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds.

“Winning the third straight title was awesome” stated Susice. “It’s almost surreal to think about the other drivers that have won three straight and know that my name will be listed right with them”. “We need a few more to put us close to what Pete (Bicknell) has” Susice added.

Susice never finished outside of the top six in capturing his third consecutive Ransomville Modified title in 2017, becoming only the fourth driver in Ransomville's 60-year history to pull off the Modified "three-peat." Ryan was also named the Friends of Auto Racing Club (FOAR SCORE) Driver of the Year on Dirt at their celebration this past weekend.

“I wish we could have visited victory lane a few more times at the Big R but it was a really good year otherwise. We had a string of top three finishes that really sealed the deal for us. It also helped to have luck on our side and not get into any wrecks or have any part failures. The only major problem we had was an ignition coil going bad on the final points night and luckily it made it all 50 laps.”

Susice was also busy on the other side of the border on Saturday nights as he drove for the Slack family at Merrittville in the famed 3rs. “We were finally able to get to victory lane at Merrittville this year and that took a huge weight off my shoulders” Susice added. He was in the hunt for the points title at Merrittville and missed one night for his best friend’s wedding. “I was happy with our season in the Slack 3rs. We won two races and had a bunch of other really strong runs. Hopefully, we can build on that for next season and battle for a championship at Merrittville in the 3rs.”

“The Ransomville Renegade” also competed in the Jerrid Morphy owned Young Drivers #18 Sprint Car. “Qualifying for my first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series A-Main at Ohsweken and eventually finishing 7th was probably the highlight of the entire season” Susice commented. “Just to be able to compete with those guys was a dream come true, let alone run in the top 10.” Susice also earned a win with the Southern Ontario Sprints at Merrittville and had a fourth-place finish in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken. “I wish we could have got the original WoO show in at Ransomville in July. The track would have been a little more in my favor with a 360 motor against the 410’s.”

The plans for 2018 are looking to be very similar for Susice. Just like in 2017, Ryan will race the family-owned #38 on Friday nights at Ransomville, Saturday in the Slack Racing #3rs at Merrittville and anytime with an open date to race the sprint car for Jerrid Morphy.

At the moment, it looks like Ryan might kick off the 2018 campaign in Florida in February at East Bay Raceway with the Young Drivers #18 sprint car.

Ryan would also like to thank all his fans for their support as well as his family and crew. “I cannot thank my parents, wife Rebecca, Crew Chief Ricky plus Scott, Chris, John, and Mike for all their help and time in the garage every night”. Ryan’s efforts are backed by Asset Consulting Experts, Subway, Niagara One, Patriot Field Service, Tim Phillips Garage, Young Drivers, DMS Powdercoating and Shawnee Service just to name a few.
 

 

 

 

Three Sportsman Veterans Moving Up to the 358 Modifieds

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (October 24, 2017) Three veterans of the Investors Service Sportsman division have plans on moving up into the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds at the Ransomville Speedway in 2018. Matt Farnham, Greg Martin and Mike Williams have all indicated that they are moving up to join the field of one of the toughest 358 Modified fields in the Northeast. 

Two-time and defending Investors Service Sportsman champion Matt Farnham from Tonawanda, NY is one of three drivers who are making the jump up to the Krown Undercoating Modifieds. “Getting seat time is important, especially in moving up classes” Farnham said. “We will be at Ransomville Fridays, either Merrittville or Fulton on Saturdays and Utica Rome on Sundays when I can. It’s going to be a big learning curve but we have a lot of support going into next year” Farnham added. “If we can pick up a few wins, that would be great but we need to finish races and I think having a top five in points would be a good goal for us.”

“Hot Wheels” Greg Martin from Youngstown, NY is joining Farnham in the premier division at the “Big R”. “Ransomville has a stacked field of 358 drivers, some of the best in the business, hall of fame drivers and future hall of famers” Martin explained. “I hope to learn from them and become a better racer”.

The Wegner W-16 motor is making Modified racing more affordable in the Northeast. The Niagara Region got introduced with that motor a couple of years ago as Billy Dunn drove a car owned by Randy Slack, that has a W-16 motor at the Merrittville Speedway. “The introduction of the W-16 Motor really opened the door for us” Martin said. “We always thought of ourselves as a life-long Sportsman team, but with my years in this sport winding down, we decided to make the move” Martin added.

For seasoned veteran Mike Williams from the Tuscarora Nation, being competitive is his season goal as he completes the trio of drivers moving up to the 358 Modifieds in 2018. “I would like to be competitive and finish all the races. To get a win would be a bonus”.

Farnham, Martin, and Williams are just three drivers that so far have committed to move up to the Modifieds. With their knowledge and career resume’s, all three have what it takes to find victory lane in their rookie seasons.

 

 

 

 

Ransomville Speedway Crowns Champions at Awards Banquet

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (November 11, 2017) The Ransomville Speedway closed out the 2017 season with the annual Awards Banquet at the Lewiston #2 Fire Hall. Track announcer Rick Mooney served as the Master of Ceremonies. 

For the third consecutive season, “The Ransomville Renegade” Ryan Susice from Ransomville, NY was once again sitting at the head table for winning the Krown Undercoating 358 Modified track championship. Erick Rudolph, Pete Bicknell, Jeff McGinnis and Scott Kerwin rounded out the top five in points. Rudolph visited victory lane three times in 2017, with Bicknell and Jesse Cotriss with two wins each. Alan Wills, Tommy Flannigan, Jeff McGinnis and Susice all visited victory lane on one occasion.

For the second straight season, Tonawanda, NY’s Matt Farnham once again took home the championship trophy for the Investors Service Sportsman. James Henry finished 43 points behind Farnham for the title. Derek Wagner, Greg Martin, and Brett Senek completed the top five in points. Farnham, Wagner, Martin, Senek, Chris Burek, Kevin Wills, Dave DiPietro, Derrick Borkenhagen, Jim Harbison, Jonathan Reid and Justin McKay all visited KiPo Chevrolet victory lane.

Second-generation driver Jake Stefanski from North Tonawanda, NY won his first career KiPo Chevrolet Street Stock Championship. Jake edged out his Uncle Pete Stefanski by a slim eight points to win the title. Brandon Sherwood, Ken Camidge, and divisional rookie Mike Kramarz rounded out the top five in points. Jake Stefanski, Pete Stefanski, Brandon Sherwood, Ken Camidge, Jaren Israel, Billy Bleich Jr and Ryan Hoolihan visited victory lane.

For the third time in the last four seasons, Niagara Falls, NY driver Chris Leone was crowned the 2017 Gippsters Collision 4 Banger Champion. Cole Susice, Chad Desso, Ashley Harbison-Blech and Brendan O’Keefe finished second through fifth in points respectively. Leone, Susice, Desso, Blech, Matt Hornquist, Ryan Plante and Anthony Guthrie visited victory lane.

Second-generation driver Cameron Tuttle from Wilson, NY claimed the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman title. Tuttle edged out Kyle Wendt by six points to clinch the title. Robbie Johnston, Bubby Pawlak, and David Fingerlow completed the top five in points. Tuttle, Wendt, Johnston, Pawlak, and Fingerlow all went to victory lane.

The Most Popular Drivers for 2017 as voted by the fans in the souvenir program were Ryan Susice, Dave DiPietro, Pat Dell and Ken Camidge, Ashley Harbison-Blech and Cameron Tuttle. The Best Appearing Car Award went to Erick Rudolph, Chris Burek, Chris Dziomba, Cole Susice and Bubby Pawlak in the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, 4 Bangers and Novice Sportsman respectively.

The Rookie of the Year Award went to Jesse Cotriss in the 358 Modifieds. After a successful rookie season, Derek Wagner was the Rookie of the Year in the Sportsman. “That Guy” Mike Kramarz and Brandon Potter were named Rookies of the Year in the Street Stocks and 4 Bangers respectively. The Hard luck award went to John Smith, Brett Martin, Brian Monahan, and Howard Guthrie. The Most Improved Driver Award went to Allan Wills, Brett Senek, Chris Dziomba and Chad Desso.

The Trevor Wilkens Hard Charger Award went to Sportsman Driver Matt Farnham. The Pat Spina Mechanic of the Year award went to Charlie Farnham, father of Sportsman champion Matt Farnham. The Owner of the Year went to John Susice. The Performance Award went to Jake Stefanski. Chris Leone was the recipient of the Ray MacIver Sportsmanship Award. Ransomville Modified Champion Ryan Susice was named Driver of the Year.

In Special events at Ransomville, Tim Schaffer won the return visit by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars. “Super Matt” Matt Sheppard was victorious in the Summer Nationals for the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series. Steve Collins and Chuck Hebing won the visits by the Patriot Sprint Tour.

More than 300 truckloads of new clay will be added to the racing surface last week and will be worked in and ready to go for the 2018 Test, Tune and Time. Ransomville Speedway General Manager Jenn Martin addressed the crowd on hand discussing the plans for the 2018 season at the Big R. The Modifieds and Sportsman will once again be under the DIRTcar Northeast banner. Rules meetings for the 4 Bangers and Street Stocks will be announced in the near future to discuss any possible rule changes. Stay tuned to the website and the track’s social media pages for dates and times. 

 

 

 

 

                       

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