MATT FARNHAM AND PETE REID WIN KING OF THE HILL 100 LAP EVENTS AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY; ANTHONY GUTHRIE AND DEREK WAGNER ALSO WIN

 

    

         

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_It took an additional week, but Ransomville Speedway finally got it’s King of the Hill Weekend in the books last Friday night after rain washed out the second day of the weekend two weeks ago.

Investors Service Company occupied the Ransomville Speedway VIP Towers after spotty rain dominated the afternoon hours. Waiting out the rain, Ransomville ended it’s 2016 season with just two rainouts on the year. A good crowd filled the Ransomville Speedway grandstands for the season finale.

Matt Farnham of Tonawanda, NY made a statement on his championship season, winning the 100 lap Investors Service Company Sportsman feature. Farnham would win his third feature of the 2016 season. Farnham is a part of the youth movement in the Investors Service Company Sportsman class at Ransomville Speedway. Farnham would have to qualify through the consolation event. Farnham would take the lead on a lap 47 restart. His lead would be a full straightaway in length after he took the lead. Farnham used lapped traffic to his advantage. Second place finisher of Jesse Cotriss Medina, NY would cross the finish line behind by 1.296 seconds. Farnham missed qualifying the previous week and had to run the consolation event on Friday to get into the main event.

Twenty-four Investors Service Company Sportsman started the fifty mile event. Noah Walker of North Tonawanda, NY started on the front row and was quite impressive in the early stages, leading the first fourty-seven laps, before Farnham took over the lead. The biggest lead Farnham had was 10.5 seconds and that was on lap 79. The King of the Hill event is the biggest and longest for the Sportsman class annually. The last yellow flag of the race would wave on lap 79 when Steve Lewis Jr would slow under the starters stand. With Cotriss right behind Farnham for the restart, Farnham was just too fast speeding out to a 1.29 second lead on Cotriss.

Brett Senek of Ransomville was third. Chris Burek of Wilson, NY was fourth and Derek Borkenhagen, also of Ransomville was fifth. Brett Martin of Lockport, NY was sixth. Noah Walker was seventh. Greg Martin of Wilson was eight. Mike Williams of the Tuscarora Nation, NY was ninth and rounded out the top ten

Brett Senek set fast time the previous week with a 99.760mph lap speed. Heat winners were Greg Martin, James Henry and Billy Coleman. The consolation event was won by Jim Harbison of Ransomville.

Peter Reid of Stevensville, Ontario won his first career feature event at Ransomville Speedway. Reid was in the right place at the right time, winning the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock 100 lap feature.

On lap 77, Jaren Israel of Wilson got into the back of then leader Billy Bleich Jr of Port Robinson, Ontario. Israel was then sent to the rear to the field for his involvement. Reid was running third at the time and would take over the lead. Reid would hold on for the reminder of the distance. Bleich would come back and finish second. In the end, he was beside Reid crossing the finish line side by side, with Reid winning by a bumper.

The 2015 Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock champion Brandon Sherwood of Sanborn, NY was third. Jim Lampman of Caistor Centre, Ontario was fourth. Jake Stefanski of Wheatfield, NY came back from an early race spin to finish fifth. Twenty-three Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks started the main event. Jaren Israel would come through the pack to finish sixth after going tail.

Seventh was Dave Stolzenburg of Burt, NY. Pat Dell of Niagara Falls, NY made a move toward the front following the break, finishing eighth. Roger Israel was ninth. Ben Hornquist of Eden, NY was tenth.

Heat race winners were Peter Reid, Billy Bleich Jr and Jaren Israel. The consolation even was won by Ricky Washburn.

The Street Stocks got a ten minute break at the 50 lap mark, to fill their fuel cells and to make any changes to their cars. Sherwood came out of the break the leader.

Bud’s Apple Pie sponsored a pair of Dash for Cash events. For the Investors Service Company Sportsman, Kevin Wills of Ransomville was the winner. Billy Bleich Jr won the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock Dash.

In the twenty-five lap Gippsters Collision Four Banger feature, Anthony Guthrie of Niagara Falls, NY won his fifth of the season. The previous week, Guthrie’s father Howard won his first career feature at Ransomville Speedway in the same car. Guthrie led the entire distance. The 2016 Gippsters Collision Four Banger champion Cole Susice of Ransomville made a run at Guthrie in the late stages. Susice would end up second. Brendan O’Keefe of Wilson, NY was third. Chad Lederhouse of Ransomville was fourth. Nick Tarnowski of Lockport, NY was fifth. Steve Matson of Ransomville was sixth. Pat O’Keefe of Youngstown, NY was seventh and Chuck Cala of Tonawanda was eighth. Kyle Doty of Wilson and Bobbi Lynn Spillman of Ransomville were ninth and tenth respectively.

Heat race winners were Anthony Guthrie and Pat O’Keefe.

In the fifteen lap Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman, Derek Wagner of Middleport, NY won his first career Ransomville Speedway feature. Wagner would lead all fifteen laps after starting on the front row. Wagner also won the heat race. Bubby Pawlak of Wilson was second. Cliff Gregg of Ransomville was third. Kyle Wendt also Ransomville was fourth. Fifth was Trevor Wright and Cameron Tuttle of Wilson was sixth. Zachary George, also of Wilson was seventh. Brandon Michaud of Medina was eighth. Garrison Krantz of Tonawanda was ninth and Robbie Johnston was tenth.

Ransomville Speedway would like to thank all of the competitors and the fans for another successful season. If you are interested in attending the 59th annual banquet at the Ransomville Fire Hall on Friday, November 11th, please call Tana at the track at 716-791-3602 for tickets.
 

INVESTORS SERVICE COMPANY SPORTSMAN (100)_MATT FARNHAM, Jesse Cotriss, Brett Senek, Chris Burek, Derrek Borkenhagen, Brett Martin, Noah Walker, Greg Martin, Mike Williams, Austin Susice, AJ Custodi, Jim Harbison, Steve Lewis Jr, Gordy Hermanson, Kevin Wills, Garrison Krentz, James Henry, Dustin Gorhan, Jonathan Reid, Chase  Matteson, Justin McKay, Darrell Borkenhagen, Bryan Harris. HEAT WINNERS: Greg Martin, James Henry and Billy Coleman. CONSI: Jim Harbison. FAST TIME: Brett Senek 99.760mph. Bud’s Apple Pie Dash for Cash: KEVIN WILLS, Brett Senek, Jesse Cotriss, Chris Burek and Dave DiPietro.

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS (100)_PETER REID, Billy Bleich Jr, Brandon Sherwood, Jim Lampman, Jake Stefaski, Jaren Israel, Dave Stolzenburg, Pat Dell, Roger Israel, Ben Hornquist, Kevin Kocarik, Mike Short, Ken Camidge, Kasey Jonathan, Ricky Washburn, Matt Tracey, Don Spillman, Pete Stefanski, Tanner Podwinski, Brian Monahan, Chris Dziomba. HEAT WINNERS: Peter Reid, Billy Bleich Jr and Jaren Israel. CONSI: Ricky Washburn. Bud’s Apple Pie Dash for Cash: BILLY BLEICH JR, Peter Reid, Brian Monahan, Jaren Israel and Jake Stefanski.  

GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR BANGERS (25)_ANTHONY GUTHRIE, Cole Susice, Brendan O’Keefe, Chad Lederhouse, Nick Tarnowski, Steve Matson, Pat O’Keefe, Chuck Cala, Kyle Doty, Bobbi Lynn Spillman, Mike Kramarz, Rob Berry, Matt Hornquist, Matt Morgan. HEAT WINNERS: Anthony Guthrie and Pat O’Keefe.

VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN (15) ......  Derek Wagner, Bubby Pawlak, Cliff Gregg, Kyle Wendt, Trevor Wright, Cameron Tuttle, Zachary George, Brandon Michaud, Garrison Krentz, Robbie Johnston

 

 

 

TWIN KING OF THE HILL EVENTS RUNNING THIS FRIDAY, 9/23 ; 

JUSTIN MCKAY WINS VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION POINTS TITLE;

HOWARD GUTHRIE WINS FIRST CAREER FEATURE AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY

 

 

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_Ransomville Speedway made it twenty-one of twenty nights on the 2016 season last Friday night. With the weather once again cooperating and perfect track conditions on Niagara Frontier Publications Night for the first night of King of the Hill Weekend.

Unfortunately for Ransomville Speedway it was rained out the following night as speedway officials made every attempt to get the evening’s activity’s started. The Investors Service Company Sportsman 100 and Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock 100 have been rescheduled or this Friday night. The Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman and the Gippsters Collision Four Bangers are also on the card. Race time will be 7:15pm. Pit gates will open at 5pm while the grandstands will open at 6pm. For more information, please go to ransomvillespeedway.com or keep on eye on it’s Facebook page.

Last Friday night, Justin McKay of North Tonawanda, NY won the fifteen lap Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman feature as he also won division championship. McKay and Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY were tied for the points title coming into the night. Spurback was not in the feature lineup after he sold his car earlier in the week. McKay is a second generation driver who moved up from the Gippsters Collision Four Banger class this season. He scored his third win and second in consecutive weeks. McKay was also the division heat winner. McKay led the entire distance with Garrison Krentz of Tonawanda, NY finishing second. Bryan Harris of Newfane, NY was third. Kyle Wendt of Ransomville made his first start in the Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman finishing fourth. Rounding out the top five was Zachary George of Wilson, NY. Harris also set fast time in pre-race qualifying.

Qualifying for the twin King of the Hill 100 lap main events were run on Friday night. Brett Senek of Ransomville set fast time with a 98.760mph lap speed for the Investors Service Company Sportsman. Heat winners Greg Martin of Wilson, James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY and Billy Coleman of Ransomville. Heat winners for the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks were Peter Reid, Jaren Israel of Wilson and Billy Bleich Jr of Port Robinson, Ontario.

In the twelve lap Gippsters Collision Four Banger feature, Howard Guthrie of Niagara Falls, NY won his first career Ransomville Speedway feature, leading the entire distance. Guthrie borrowed the ride from his son Anthony, who had four victories on the 2016 season. Pat O’Keefe of Youngstown, NY was second while his son Brendan O’Keefe of Wilson was third. Mike Pahl of Lockport, NY was fourth. Chad Desso of Wilson was fifth. Steve Matson of Ransomville was sixth. Nick Tarnowski from Lockport was seventh. Division points champion Cole Susice of Ransomville was eighth. Matt Hornquist of Tonawanda, NY was ninth.

Heat race winners in the Gippsters Collision Four Bangers division were Howard Guthrie and Brendan O’Keefe.

In a special six lap Investors Service Company Service Sportsman Dash for Cash honoring former Ransomville Speedway driver Sid Jeffery, Brett Martin of Lockport, NY was the winner. Greg Martin of Wilson, NY was second followed by Derrick Borkenhagen of Ransomville in third. Billy Coleman also of Ransomville was fourth. Noah Walker of North Tonawanda was fifth. James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY was sixth. He top two finishers in each of the three heat races drew for position.

Thirty cars started the twenty lap 4/6 Cylinder Enduro with Mike Kramarz of Niagara Falls, NY taking the win.
 

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS KING OF THE HILL HEAT RACE WINNERS: Peter Reid, Billy Bleich Jr,  and Jaren Israel.   

INVESTORS SERVICE COMPANY SPORTSMAN QUALIFYING: Brett Senek 99.760mph, Jesse Cotriss 98.668, Kevin Wills 98.630, Austin Susice 97.800, Chris Burek 97.949, Dave DiPietro 97.366, Brett Martin 97.345. Heat Race Winners: Greg Martin, James Henry, Billy Coleman. Sid Jeffery Memorial Dash for Cash: Brett Martin, Greg Martin, Derrek Borkenhagen, Billy Coleman, Noah Walker, James Henry.   

 

 GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR BANGERS: HOWARD GUTHRIE, Pat O’Keefe, Brendan O’Keefe, Mike Pahl, Chad Desso, Steve Matson, Nick Tarnowski, Cole Susice, matt Hornquist, Chuck Cala, Matt Morgan, Rob Berry, Kyle Doty, Anthony Hermanson. HEAT RACE WINNERS: Howard Guthrie and Brendan O’Keefe.

 

VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN: JUSTIN MCKAY, Garrison Krentz, Brian Harris, Kyle Wendt, Cliff Gregg, Zachary George. HEAT RACE WINNER: Justin McKay.  Fast Time: Bryan Harris 99.765mph, Justin McKay 95.745, Garrison Krentz 95.359, Zachary George 94.103, Cliff Gregg 92.232, Kyle Wendt 91.195.

4/6 CYLINDER ENDURO: Mike Kramarz, Jason Anasiewicz, Frank Dimino.

 

 

 

 

 

RON DAVIS WINS SUPER DIRTCAR SPORTSMAN EVENT AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY;
BILLY BLEICH JR WINS SIXTH OF SEASON; CHRIS LEONE AND JUSTIN MCKAY ALSO WIN; CORY SAWYER AND COLE SUSICE WIN TITLES

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ The DIRTcar Sportsman Series made its annual visit to Ransomville Speedway last Friday night as the beautiful weather continued with Farmers Insurance of Lockport and WGR-Radio sitting in the VIP Towers. The DIRTcar Sportsman Series drew thirty-two competitors into the half-mile oval. The Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks settled its points battle with Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY winning his second career Ransomville Speedway Street Stock championship. Cole Susice of Ransomville won the Gippsters Collision Four Banger championship, despite being involved in a lap six accident.

Ron Davis of Memphis, NY won for the first time at Ransomville Speedway in the fifty lap DIRTcar Sportsman Series main event. Davis picked the pole position in a pre race draw and led the entire distance. Davis, the Brewerton/Fulton Sportsman champion, was very effective in lapped traffic. With exception of restarts, Davis was untouchable on the quick half mile clay oval. Winning by almost three seconds over second place finisher James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY, Davis came into Ransomville Speedway fifth in Super DIRTcar Sportsman points. Ransomville Speedway was his second victory on the 2016 series. Ransomville Speedway Sportsman champion Matt Farnham of Tonawanda moved into second on a lap two restart. By lap nine, lapped traffic was starting to hinder the leaders. On another restart on lap ten, Jesse Cotriss of Medina, NY slipped by Farnham for second. With twenty-five laps left, the battle for second heated up with Cotriss holding the position and Henry right behind as Davis continued into another zip code. Henry would take over second on lap thirty. Davis still had a two and a half second lead. The real battle on the track would now be between Justin Sharp of St. Catharines, Ontario and Farnham for fourth.

With Davis finishing far up the track ahead of the remainder of the field and Henry taking home second. Sharp would take home third while Cotriss was fourth and Farnham rounding out the top five. Adam Hilton of Buffalo, NY  was sixth. Martin Pelletier was seventh. Shane Picore was eighth. Brett Senek of Ransomville was ninth. Alex LaJoie of St-Damase, PQ was tenth.

Brett Martin of Lockport, NY started 30th and finished 11th. Chris Burek of Wilson had to start 31st after he jumped in borrowed ride and finished 12th. Steve Miller of Burt, NY made his first Ransomville Speedway start in several years. Seven of the top ten in DIRTcar Sportsman points were on hand at Ransomville Speedway.  Alex LaJoie was the points leader going into Ransomville.

Heat winners for the DIRTcar Sportsman Series were Justin Sharp, Ron Davis, Jesse Cotriss and Brett Senek.

Billy Bleich Jr of Port Robinson, Ontario won at Ransomville Speedway  for the sixth time in the twenty lap Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock feature. Bleich took the lead on a lap three restart . Pete Stafanski of Wheatfield, NY followed Bleich into second place. Ryan Hoolihan of Sanborn, NY was an early race leader and finished third. Stafanski attempted to challenge Bleich for the lead several times. Points champion Cory Sawyer finished fourth after being involved in an early race accident. Jaren Israel of Wilson was fifth. Jaren and Bleich each have six victories. Pat Dell of Niagara Falls, NY was sixth. Chris Dziomba of North Tonawanda, NY was seventh. Eighth was Kyle Pelrine. Austin Hauser of Lockport, NY was ninth. Kyle Wendt of Ransomille was tenth an ended his night up with a wild flip into the front stretch moat

Heat race winners for the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks were Joey Zimmerman and Billy Bleich Jr.

Seventeen Gippsters Collision Four Bangers took the green flag to start the twelve lap feature, Chris Leone of Niagara Falls, NY won his third feature of the season at Ransomville Speedway.  Leone took the lead after then leader Mike Pahl of Lockport, NY went into the first turn wall. Chad Desso of Wilson, NY was second. Anthony Guthrie of Niagara Falls, NY was third. Ryan Plante of Grand Island, NY was fourth. Matt Hornquist of Tonawanda, NY was sixth. Mike Kramarz of Niagara Falls, NY was seventh. Pahl came back  and took home eighth. Steve Matson of Ransomville, NY was eighth. Ninth was Ashley Harbison of Ransomville. Anthony Hermanson of Niagara Falls, NY rounded out the top ten.

Points champion Cole Susice was involved in contact with Chad Lederhouse of Ransomville on lap seven. Susice would finish fourteenth and that was good enough or the season championship.    

Mike Pahl and Anthony Guthrie were heat race winners in the Gippsters Collision Four Bangers division.   

In the fifteen lap Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman, it was Justin McKay of North Tonawanda, NY winning for the second time at Ransomville Speedway in 2016. Derek Wagner was second while points leader Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY was third. Garrison Krentz of Tonawanda was fourth. Fifth was Bryan Harris of Newfane, NY  was fifth. Darrell Borkenhagen of Sanborn, NY was sixth. Cam Tuttle of Wilson, NY was seventh. Bubby Pawlak also of Wilson was eighth. Cliff Gregg of Ransomville was ninth. Zach George of Wilson was tenth.  

The King of the Hill Weekend is set for this Friday and Saturday. Heat races or the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks and the Investors Service Company Sportsman will go off on Friday along with a 4/6 Cylinder Enduro, the 4 Bangers and Novice Spts.   On Saturday, the Street Stocks and the Sportsman will each run 100 lap features each paying $1000 to win. The points  for the Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman will be decided. Tickets for the 59th annual Ransomville Banquet are now on sale. Please note a date change for the banquet to Friday, November  11 at the Ransomville Fire Hall. Call the speedway at 716-791-3602 or more information or go to the website at ransomvillespeedway.com.       

 

DIRTCAR SPORTSMAN SERIES (50)_ RONNIE DAVIS III, James Henry, Justin Sharpe, Jesse Cotriss, Matt Farnham, Adam Hilton, Martin Pelletier, Shane Pecore, Brett Senck, Alex LaJoie, Brett Martin, Chris Burek, Chris Cunningham, Louis Jackson, Steve Lewis Jr, Kevin Root, Jessica Power, Zack Sam, Kevin Wills, Greg Martin, Jonathan Reid, Ricky Newton, Dereck Borkenhagen, Chase Marttison, Jim Harbison, Dave DiPietro, Sarah Johnson, Breanna Ladouceur, Steve Miller, Cody McPherson, Austin Susice, AJ Custodi.               

Heat  Winners: Justin Sharpe, Ron Davis, Jesse Cotriss and Brett Senck.

 

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS (20)_BILLY BLEICH JR, Pete Stefanski, Ryan Hoolihan, Cory Sawyer, Jaren Israel, Pat Dell, Chris Dziomba, Kyle Pelrine, Austin Hauser, Roger Israel, Kyle Wendt, Mike Short, Kasey Jonathan, Brandon Sherwood, Matt Tracey, Joey Zimmerman.

Heat Winners: Joey Zimmerman and Billy Bleich Jr.

 

GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR BANGERS (12)_ CHRIS LEONE, Chad Desso, Anthony Guthrie, Ryan Plante, Matt Hornquist, Mike Kramarz, Mike Pahl, Steve Matson, Ashley Harbison, Anthony Hermanson, Brendon O’Keefe, Chad Lederhouse, Nick Tarnowski, Cole Susice Kyle Doty, Chuck Cala and Pat O’Keefe.              

Heat Winners:  Mike Pahl and Anthony Guthrie.

 

VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN (15)_JUSTIN MCKAY, Derek Wagner, Andrew Spurback, Garrison Krentz, Bryan Harris, Darrell Borkenhagen, Cameron Tuttle, Bubby Pawlak, Cliff Gregg, Zack George, Robbie Johnston and Gordy Hermanson.

Heat Winners: Justin McKay and Derek Wagner.

 

 

RYAN SUSICE WINS SECOND STRAIGHT 358 MODIFIED TITLE AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY. MATT FARNHAM WINS FIRST SPORTSMAN TITLE. KENNY WILLS WINS SECOND 358 MODIFIED FEATURE OF THE SEASON. JAREN ISRAEL WINS SIXTH OF SEASON. DAVE CONANT WINS FOR FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS. CHRIS LEDERHOUSE AND ANDREW SPURBACK ALSO WIN.

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_The season  points championship for the Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modifieds and the Investors Service Company Sportsman  were determined last Friday night at Ransomville Speedway. Ransomville’s Ryan Susice defended his 2015 358 Modified championship, coming into the night with a ten point lead over Pete Bicknell of St. Catharines, Ontario. Susice finished fourth while Bicknell was right behind him in fifth place. Winning the Investors Service Company Sportsman championship was Matt Farnham of Tonawanda who came into the night having to just start the twenty-five lap feature. It’s the first championship for Farnham. Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY continues to lead the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock points. Cole Susice of Ransomville is the points leader for the Gippsters Collision Four Banger division and Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY won the Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman main event and extended his points lead in the division. The SS title will be decided this Friday while the 4 Bangers and Novice go til the KOH weekend

Kenny Wills of Ransomville was victorious in the fifty lap special for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modified feature. For Wills, it was his second win of the season at Ransomville Speedway. Wills was fast from the start of the event. Wills started on the outside pole position and battled his cousin Allan Wills in the early stages of the race. Phil Vigneri III of Eden, NY was also at the f ront of the pack early. Scott Kerwin of  Newfane, NY moved into third looking like a challenger for the lead on lap twelve. At this point in the race Pete Bicknell would slip by Ryan Susice as the race for the championship had the attention of everyone at Ransomville Speedway, both were running mid-pack. With Wills moving out to a five second lead. Ryan moved back in front of Pete on lap thirty with Chad Brachmann of Sanborn, NY now in second and Erick Rudolph of Ransomville in third, who still had a chance for the title. With Susice and Bicknell crossing the finish line fourth and fifth, respectively. Scott Kerwin would finish fifth. Tommy Flannigan of St. Catharines was sixth and had an outside chance or the title. Mike Bowman also of St. Catharines was eighth. Vigneri was ninth and Jeff McGinnis of Ransomville was tenth. 

Heat race winners in the Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modifieds were Kenny Wills, Ryan Susice and Jeff McGinnis.

“It’s been a great year for this team,” said Susice afterwards. “I was thinking of the championship, but I wanted to win the race. We won the heat race, the car was great.   I have to thank everyone ...my family, fiancé, sponsors and the track. A lot of hard work has gone into the facility this year.  The track surface has been phenomenal the last month or so"

 In the twenty lap Investors Sportsman Company feature, Dave Conant of Lewiston, NY won his first feature at Ransomville Speedway since 2011 Conant led every lap and dominated and had better than a five second lead on second place finisher James Henry of  Niagara Falls, NY, who finished second in division points. Getting third was Brett Senek of Ransomville. Derrick Borkenhagen of Ransomville was fourth. Jesse Cotriss of Medina, NY was fifth.  Mike Williams of Tuscarora Nation, NY was sixth. Points champion Matt Farnham was seventh. Greg Martin of Wilson, NY was eighth. Brett Martin of Lockport, NY was ninth. Rounding out the top ten was Kevin Wills of Ransomville and Chris Burek of Wilson.

Heat race winners in the Investors Service Company Sportsman was James Henry, Brett Senek and Mike Williams.      

Jaren Israel of Wilson, NY won his sixth twenty lap Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock feature of the 2016 season. Jaren’s dad Roger Israel of Wilson led five laps at the start. After a yellow flag on lap eleven, Jaren would slide down low on Roger and took over the lead. In the end, Jaren would hold off five time winner Billy Bleich Jr of Port Robinson, Ontario in what was a great race for the lead. Third was Kyle Wendt of Ransomville was third. Cory Sawyer of  Niagara Falls, NY was fourth the current Street Stock points leader. Kyle Peirine was fifth. Mike Short of Tonawanda, NY was sixth. Roger Israel was seventh. Ben Hornquist of Eden, NY was eighth. Ninth was Chris Dziomba of North Tonawanda, who came back from a hard hit into the turn four wall in his heat race. Tenth was Austin Hauser. Ryan Hoolihan of Sanborn brought out the yellow on lap three when he also hit the turn three wall.

Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock heat winners were BillyBleich Jr and Roger Israel.       

Chad Lederhouse of Ransomville won his third twelve lap Gippsters Collision Four Banger feature.  Lederhouse  is currently second in Gippsters Collision Four Banger points. Lederhouse had a late race battle with second place finisher  Anthony Guthie of Niagara Falls, NY. Steve Matson of Ransomville was third. Brendan O’Keefe of Wilson was fourth. Mike Pahl of Lockport, NY rounded out the top five. Pat O’Keefe of Youngstown, NY was sixth followed by points leader Cole Susice of Ransomville in seventh. Ryan Plante of Gran Island, NY was eighth. Mike Kramarz of Niagara Falls, NY was ninth and Chad Desso of Wilson was tenth.

Heat winners in the Gippsters Collision Four Banger class were Chad Lederhouse and Ashley Harbison.

In the fifteen lap Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman feature, it was Andrew Spurback who took the lead just after a lap eleven restart from then leader Bubby Pawlak of Wilson. Pawlak had led from the opening lap, who held on for second. Derek Wagner was third followed by Garrison Krentz of Tonawanda was fourth. Bryan Harris of Newfane was fifth. Justin McKay of  NorthTonawanda was sixth. Brandon Michaud of Medina was seventh. Cam Tuttle of Wilson was eighth. Darrell Borkenhagen of Sanborn was ninth. Robbie Johnston was tenth.

Heat race winners in the Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman were Bubby Pawlak and Derek Wagner.    

This Friday night, the Mr DIRTcar Sportsman Series will make it’s annual appearance at Ransomville Speedway. Niagra Frontier Publications and WGR Radio will sponsor the night’s activities. 

The King of the Hill Weekend (September 16-17) for the Investors Service Company Sportsman and the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks. The Gippsters Collision Four Cylinders and the Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman will also be in action on Saturday night. There is just three nights left on the Ransomville Speedway 2016 schedule.

SEPTEMBER 2, 2016-RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY RESULTS

KROWN UNDERCOATING 358 MODIFIEDS (30):KENNY WILLS, Erick Rudolph, Chad Brachmann, Ryan Susice, Pete Bicknell, Scott Kerwin, Tommy Flannigan, Mike Bowman, Phil Vigneri III, Jeff McGinnis, Nick Joy, James Sweeting, Rick Richner, John Smith, Steve Schumacher, Allan Wills, Tyler McPherson, Jim Zimmerman, Russ Zimmerman. Heat Winners: Ryan Susice, Jeff McGinnis and Kenny Wills. 

INVESTORS SERVICE SPORTSMAN (25): Dave Conant, James Henry,  Brett Senek, Derek Borkenhagen, Jess Cottris, Mike Williams, Matt Farnham, Greg Martin, Brett Martin, Kevin wills, Chris Burek, Steve Lewis Jr, Dave DiPietro, Jonathan Reid, Austin Susice, Jim Harbison, Zack Sam, Chase Mattison, Dan ichaud, gory Hermanson, AJ Custodi. Heat Winners: Mike Williams, Brett Senek and James Henry. 

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS (20): JAREN ISRAEL, Billy Bleich Jr, Kyle Wendt, Cory Sawyer, Kyle Pelrin, Mike Short, Roger Israel, Ben Hornquist, Chris Dziomba, Austin Hauser, Brian Monahan, Pete Stefanski, Joey Zimmerman, Ryan Hoolihan. Heat Winners: Billy Bleich Jr and Roger Israel.

GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR CYLINDERS(12): CHAD LEDERHOUSE, Anthony Guthrie, Steve Matson, Brendon O’Keefe, Mike Pahl, Pat O’Keefe, Cole Susice, Ryan Plante, Mike Kramarz, Chad Desso, Matt Hornquist, Arthur SAntangelo, Nick Tarnowski, Chris Leone, Ashley Harbison, Matt Morgan. Heat Winners: Chad Lederhouse and Ashley Harbison.

VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN (15): ANDREW SPURBACK, Bubby Pawlak, Derek Wagner, Garrison Krentz, Bryan Harris, Justin McKay, Brandon Michaud, Cam Tuttle, Darrell Borkenhagen. Heat Winners: Bubby Pawlak and Derek Wagner.  

 

 

 

 

RYAN SUSICE, CHRIS BUREK, BILLY BLEICH JR WIN AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY;

CHAD DESSO AND JUSTIN MCKAY WIN FIRST CAREER FEATURES

 

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ It was another beautiful night for racing at Ransomville Speedway last Friday. Mark Cerrone Inc and Stirling Lubricants enjoyed a full night in the Ransomville Speedway VIP Towers. Ransomville Speedway has now completed eighteen of nineteen weeks of the 2016 racing season.

Ryan Susice of Ransomville won his third Krown Undercoating 358 Modified feature of the season. The thirty lap victory for Susice sets up the point’s finale for this Friday night. Susice has a ten point lead on Pete Bicknell of St. Catharines, Ontario. Erick Rudolph of Ransomville made a late race pass on Jeff McGinnis also of Ransomville for second. McGinnis led the first twenty laps. Susice took the lead by making a move between then leader McGinnis and a lapped car on the front straight with three to go. Susice came into the night four points behind Bicknell, who finished sixth.

McGinnis would hold on for third while Chad Brachmann of Sanborn, NY was fourth. Scott Kerwin of Newfane, NY finished fifth and was a challenger for the lead earlier when McGinnis had the top spot. With Bicknell taking sixth, Tommy Flannigan of St. Catharines in seventh. Rick Richner of Niagara Falls, NY was eighth. Kenny Wills of Ransomville was ninth. Previous week winner Nick Joy of Medina, NY was tenth. 

Picking up heat race wins in the Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modifieds were Jeff McGinnis and Ryan Susice.  

Chris Burek of Wilson, NY won his second Ransomville Speedway twenty five lap Investors Service Company feature. Twenty cars made the start to the main event which was originally led by Jonathan Reid of Lockport, NY while the battle for second was between Burek and Kevin Wills of Ransomville. Wills would then move up on Reid and take over the lead on lap eleven. Burek would then get by Reid for second a lap later. Wills and Burek would then resume their battle for the top spot. On lap eighteen, Jesse Cotriss of Medina, NY would enter the top three with his eye on another victory. With five to go, it was Burek, Cotriss, Wills, Reid, Dave Conant of Lewiston, NY and current division points leader Matt Farnham of Tonawanda, NY, who pretty much just needs to start this Friday’s main event to win his first Investors Service Company Sportsman championship. Reids’ night would end on lap twenty-two when his car would come to a rest at the outside wall between turns three and four. Reid would have to be towed to the pits with extensive front end damage.

In the end, it was Burek, Cotriss Wills, Conant and Farnham. Brett Martin of Lockport, NY was sixth. Dave DiPietro II of North Tonawanda, NY was seventh. Greg Martin of Wilson, NY was eighth. Brett Senek of Ransomville was ninth. Zack Sam rounded out the top ten.  

Investors Service Company Sportsman heat winners were Matt Farnham, Chris Burek and Jesse Cotriss. 

Billy Bleich Jr of Port Robinson, Ontario won his fifth of the season at Ransomville Speedway, this time Bleich was in a different race car. Bleich showed the field the quick way around the half mile leaving the battle for second. Pat Dell of Niagara Falls, NY would be credited for second when Jaren Israel of Wilson failed a post race inspection for weight after crossing the finish line in second place. Mike Short of Tonawanda moved up to third while current point’s leader Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY was fourth. Kyle Wendt of Ransomville was fifth. Ryan Hoolihan of Sanborn was sixth. Brian Monahan of Ransomville was seventh. Roger Israel of Wilson was eighth. Ben Hornquist  was ninth and Chris Dziomba of North Tonawanda, NY was tenth.   

Heat race winners in the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks were Chris Dziomba and Billy Bleich Jr. 

In the twelve lap Gippsters Collision Four Banger feature, Chad Desso of Wilson, NY won his first career feature.  

The race went under the red flag on lap five when Mike Pahl of Lockport, NY flipped his car off the back chute. Pahl was able to get himself out of his ride and waved to the Ransomville Speedway applauding crowd in appreciation. Pahl once again came out with a new graphic design for his race car of Batman.

With Desso winning. Pat O’Keefe of Youngstown, NY was second. Current point’s leader Cole Susice of Ransomville was third. Anthony Guthrie of Niagara Falls, NY was fourth. Matt Hornquist of Tonawanda was fifth. Mike Kramarz of Niagara Falls, NY was sixth. Ryan Plante of Grand Island, NY was seventh. Ashley Harbison of Ransomville was eighth. Ninth was Chad Lederhouse of Ransomville and Anthony Hermanson of Niagara Falls, NY was tenth.    

Heat race winners in the Gippsters Collision Four Bangers were Brendan O’Keefe and Pat O’Keefe

Justin McKay of North Tonawanda, NY won his first ever Ransomville Speedway feature in the fifteen lap Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman division. McKay would take the lead on lap two and went unchallenged the remainder of the race.

McKay, second generation driver, would go out to a full straightway lead. Chris Ferguson finished second in his first start while Garrison Krentz of Tonawanda was third. Derek Wagner was fourth. Robbie Johnston was fifth. Bubby Pawlak of Wilson was sixth. Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY was seventh. Bryan Harris of Newfane was eighth. Cliff Gregg of Ransomville was ninth. Rounding out the top ten was Orval Harris, who hit the turn four wall on lap five. Harris was checked out by Ransomville Speedway medical personnel and was declared fine after the red flag incident.      

Heat race winners in the Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman division were Bryan Harris and Garrison Krantz.

Briana Dimino won the special Ladies Four Cylinder feature.

Earlier in the season, Labor Night at the Races was a sponsored night at Ransomville Speedway. Last Friday, Local Labor presented a check in the amount of $13,300 to the United Way just prior to the start of the racing program.   

This Friday night will feature the Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modifieds 50 lap season finale.  Presented by Labatts and Atwal Eye Care, a full card of  acing is slated   The 2016 Modified and Sportsman champions will also be crowned. The pits will open at 5pm and the Grandstands will swing open at 6pm. Lap sponsorship is still available for the King of the Hill Weekend. To sponsor a lap for either of the 100 lap events, please call Tana at 716-791-3602.

The King of the Hill Weekend for the Investors Service Company Sportsman and the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks. The Gippsters Collision Four Cylinders and the Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman will also be in action on Saturday night. There is just four nights left on the Ransomville Speedway 2016 schedule.

KROWN UNDERCOATING 358 MODIFIEDS (30): RYAN SUSICE, Erick Rudolph, Jeff McGinnis, chad Brachmann, Scott Kerwin, Pete Bicknell, Tonmmy Flannigan, Rick Richner, Kenny Wills, Nick Joy, Phil VIgneri III, James Sweeting, Steve Schumacher, Jim Zimmerman, Allan Wills and Russ Zimmerman.                               

Heat  Winners: Jeff McGinnis and Ryan Susice.   

INVESTORS SERVICE SPORTSMAN (25): CHRIS BUREK, Jesse Cotriss, Kevin Wills, Dave Conant, Matt Farnham, Brett Martin, Dave DiPietro, Greg Martin, Brett Senek, Zack Sam, Derrek Borkenhagen, James Henry, Mike Williams, Steve Lewis Jr, Austin Susice, Jim Harbison, Chris Bellamy, AJ Custodi, Gordy Hermanson, Jonathan Reid. 

Heat Winners: Matt Farnham, Chris Burek and Jesse Cotriss.

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS (20): BILLY BLEICH JR, Pat Dell, Mike Short, Cory Sawyer, Kyle Wendt, Ryan Hoolihan, Brian Monahan, Roger Israel, Ben Hornquist, Chris Dziomba, Brandon Sherwood, Austin Hauser, Joey Zimmerman, Don Spillman, Casey Jonathan, Scott Soos.

Heat Winners: Chris Dziomba and Billy Bleich Jr. 

GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR CYLINDERS(12):  CHAD DESSO, Pat O’Keefe, Cole Susice, Anthony Guthrie, Matt Hornquist, Mike Kramarz, Ryan Plante, Ashley Harbison, Chad Lederhouse, Anthony Hermanson, Brendon O’Keefe, Rob Berry, Arthur Santangelo, Bobbi Lynn Spillman, Steve Matson, Kyle Doty, Mike Pahl and Jeff Lyons.

Heat Winners: Brendan O’Keefe and Pat O’Keefe.

VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN (15): JUSTIN MCKAY, Chris Ferguson, Garrison Krentz, Derek Wagner, Robbie Johnston, Bubby Pawlak, Andrew Spurback, Bryan Harris, Cliff Gregg, Orval Harris, Chris Miller.

Heat Winners: Bryan Harris and Garrison Krentz. 

 

 

 

 

NICK JOY AND STEVE LEWIS JR WIN FIRST EVER FEATURE EVENTS AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY;

JAREN ISRAEL, ANTHONY GUTHRIE AND ROBBIE JOHNSTON ALSO WIN

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ After having a week off due to inclement weather, Ransomville Speedway was back in operation last Friday night. Another large crowd made their way into the quick half-mile Ransomville Speedway, which has just five race programs left on its’ 2016 schedule. Krown Undercoating of Ransomville, Firth Jewelers and Ki-Po Chevrolet enjoyed company a nights in the VIP Towers. Unlike the previous Friday when rains flooded the Ransomville Speedway grounds, the weather was perfect this time.

In the thirty lap Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 modified feature, Nick Joy of  Medina, NY picked up his first career 358 modified feature win.. Joy turned around his bad luck streak by being in the right place at the right time. Joy led the early stages of the main event, however, Scott Kerwin of Newfane, NY was in line to win his second feature of the season after taking the lead from Joy on a late race restart when Joy got too high on the cushion. Joy was able to hold on for second. He got the top spot back when Kerwin received a right rear flat tire. Joy would now go back into the lead with Rick Richner of Niagara Falls, NY in second. Joy would not be challenged for the remainder of the distance. Phil Vigneri III of Elba, NY finished third. Vigneri would be a challenge to Joy in the early stages of the race, with both drivers getting a front row starting spot. The red flag would come out on lap twenty-four when Scott Wood of St. Catharines, Ontario would clear the first turn outside wall. Wood was checked out by Ransomville Fire Company personal and declared all right.

With Richner holding on for second and Vignari third. Erick Rudolph of Ransomville got fourth. John Smith of Niagara Falls, NY was fifth. Tommy Flannigan of St. Catharines was sixth. Defending 358 Modified track champion Ryan Susice of Ransomville was seventh. Multi-time Ransomville Speedway Modified champion Pete Bicknell of St. Catharines was eighth. Chad Brachmann of Sanborn, NY was ninth. Tenth was Steve Schumacher of North Tonawanda, NY.

Heat race winners in the Krown Undercoating of Ransomville were Nick Joy, Allan Wills and Rick Richner.           

In the twenty-five lap Investors Service Company Sportsman feature, it was Steve Lewis Jr of Ransomville winning his first ever feature. Lewis had an early race battle with Austin Susice also of Ransomville Lewis has been impressive this season. Lewis, just another one of the many teenagers in the Ransomville Speedway pit area that continues to shows that he has future in this sport. Lewis took the lead on lap seven and maintained it following several caution periods. Susice held on to second down to the finish. Third was Brett Martin of Lockport, NY. Brett Senek of Ransomville was fourth. Current division point’s leader Matt Farnham of Tonawanda, NY was fifth. Chris Burek of Wilson, NY was sixth. Greg Martin, also of Wilson was seventh. Mike Williams of Tuscarora Nation, NY was eighth. James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY currently second in points was ninth. Dave DiPietro II of North Tonawanda.

Heat race winners in the Investors Service Company Sportsman division were Brett Martin, Chris Burek and Dave DiPietro II.       

In the twenty lap Ki-Po Chevrolet feature, it was Jaren Israel of Wilson, NY winning his fifth of the season. Jaren came back from being involved in a lap seven accident. Jaren would take the lead by result of the accident, when then leader Chris Dziomba encountered fluid on the track and spun.  Also involved in the accident was Roger Israel, who would need the help of two tow trucks to get his car pitside.Jaren would also sustain damage from the incident resulting in a limited view out of his windshield.  Jaren would maintain the point position and take the win followed by Pat Dell in second.  Dell rebounded from a dnf the week prior to post the runner up position.

Billy Bleich Jr of Port Robinson, Ontario was third. Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY was fourth. Fifth was Brian Monahan of Ransomville. Mike Short of Tonawanda, NY was sixth. Dziomba came beck to seventh. Don Spillman of Niagara Falls, NY was eighth while Scott Soos was ninth. Rounding out the top ten was Casey Jonathan.

Heat race winners in the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks were Mike Short and Chris Dziomba.     

In the twelve lap Gippsters Collision Four Bangers feature, Anthony Guthrie of Niagara Falls, NY won his fourth of the season. Guthrie took the lead at the drop of the green from his pole position starting spot.  With Guthrie solidly in command, the race was for second between Steve Matson, Ryan Plante, Cole Susice and Pat O’Keefe. Matson would take the position at the line.  Plante finished in third followed by Susice  and OKeefe. Chad Lederhouse of Ransomville was sixth. Ashley Harbison, also of Ransomville was seventh when the checkered flag flew. Chad Desso of Wilson was eighth. Mike Kramarz and Anthony Hermanson, both of Niagara Falls, NY.

Heat race winners in the Gippsters Collision Four Bangers were Anthony Guthrie and Steve Matson.      

Robbie Johnston won his second fifteen lap Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman feature of the 2016 season. Johnston was just too fast on this night beating Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY at the finish. Spurback also has two victories on the season. The Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman has ten different winners on the season with several drivers already moving up to the Investors Service Company Sportsman division. With Johnston and Spurback finishing one-two in the finish, multi-time Street Stock feature winner Billy Bleich Jr finished third. It was Bleich’s first start in the Novice at Ransomville. Cam Tuttle of Wilson was fourth. Bryan Harris of Newfane was fifth. Bubby Pawlak of Wilson was sixth. Garrison Krentz of Tonawanda was seventh. Trevor Wright was eighth. Orval Harris was ninth. Rounding out the top ten was Mike Greenawalt of Niagara Falls, NY and Justin McKay of North Tonawanda.

Heat race winners in the Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman class was Zachary George of Wilson and Cam Tuttle.   

This Friday night, Mark Cerrone Inc will sponsor the night’s activities. The Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modifieds, Investors Service Company Sportsman, Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippsters Collision Four Bangers and Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman will be in action. The Four Banger Ladies Race  along with the re-scheduled autograph night are also scheduled.  Pit gates will open at 5pm. The grandstands will open its; gates at 6pm.  Racing starts at 7:15    

RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY RESULTS-AUGUST 19, 2016
KROWN UNDERCOATING 358 MODIFIEDS (30):
NICK JOY, Rick Richner, Phil Vigneri, Erick Rudolph, John Smith, Tommy Flannigan, Ryan Susice, Pete Bicknell, Chad Brachmann, Steve Schumacher, Allan Wills, James Sweeting, Scott Kerwin, Kenny Wills, Jim Zimmerman, Jeff McGinnis, Scott Wood, Russ Zimmerman.                                           

Heat Winners: Nick Joy,  Allan Wills and Rick Richner. 


INVESTORS SERVICE SPORTSMAN (25): STEVE LEWIS JR, Austin Susice, Brett Martin, Brett Senek, Matt Farnham, Chris Burek, Greg Martin, Mike Williams, James Henry, Dave DiPietro, AJ Custodi, Kevin Wills, Jesse Cotriss, Dave Conant, Charlie Lynch, Jim Harbison, Derek Borkenhagen, Jonathan Reid, Chase Mattison, Noah Walker.

Heat Winners: Brett Martin, Chris Burek and Dave DiPietro.
 

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS (20): JAREN ISRAEL, Pat Dell, Billy Bleich Jr, Cory Sawyer, Brian Monahan, Mike Short, Chris Dziomba, Don Spillman, Scott Soos, Casey Jonathan, Kyle Wendt, Austin Hauser, Shannon Baum, Roger Israel, Ryan Hoolihan, Joey Zimmerman. 

Heat Winners: Chris Dziomba and Mike Short.  
 

GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR CYLINDERS(12): ANTHONY GUTHRIE, Steve Matson, Ryan Plante, Cole Susice, Pat O’Keefe, Chad Lederhouse, Ashley Harbison, Chad Desso, Mike Kramarz, Anthony Hermanson, Brendan O’Keefe, Matt Hornquist, Arthur Santangelo, Mike Pahl.

Heat Winners: Steve Matson and Anthony Guthrie.
 

VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN (15): ROBBIE JOHNSTON, Andrew Spurback, Billy Bleich Jr, Cam Tuttle, Bryan Harris, Bubby Pawlak, Garrison Krentz, Trevor Wright, Orval Harris, Mike Greenawalt, Justin McKay,  Zachary George, Chris Miller, Darrell Borkenhagen, Cliff Gregg.

Heat Winners: Zachary George and Cam Tuttle.

 

 RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY PULLS THE PLUG FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2016
RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ For the first time in 2016, Mother Nature finally beat Ransomville Speedway. The facility had gone sixteen consecutive events without a weather issue. Early afternoon heavy rain made the decision to cancel Friday night’s racing program.

“This season has been amazing,” commented General Manager Tana Robinson. “Awesome weather has blessed us on both the big track and small track until this week. While the storms this season have dodged our corner of Western New York, this time they didn’t leaving standing water behind. We look forward to returning to action next Friday and continuing this 59th season of racing at Ransomville Speedway.”

Racing will begin this Friday night, August 19th at 7:15pm. A full card of five divisions is scheduled along with Kid’s rides for the first 100 through the gate. Pit gates will open at 5 pm while the grandstands will open at 6:00. Krown Undercoating of Ransomville, Firth Jewelers and Ki-Po Chevrolet will sponsor the night’s activities.

The point races in each of the divisions are still up for grabs. Pete Bicknell of St. Catharines, Ontario is looking for his fourteenth Modified championship. He leads defending champion Ryan Susice of Ransomille by six points in the Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modifieds. Tommy Flannigan of St. Catharines and Erick Rudolph of Ransomville is third and fourth respectively. Rudolph is the winningest driver this season with five but a couple of schedule conflicts kept him away resulting in the fourth place point standings.

In the Investors Service Company Sportsman points chase, Matt Farnham of Tonawanda leads James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY by 23 points. Kevin Wills of Ransomville and Jesse Cotriss of Medina, NY round out the top four in points. Jesse Cotriss and Greg Martin lead the way in the win column each having three.

In the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks it’s Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY looking for his second career Ransomville Speedway title. Mike Short is 37 points behind in second place. Jaren Israel is in third place 44 points behind.

In the Gippsters Collision Four Bangers, Cole Susice of Ransomville still leads the points. Chad Lederhouse of Ransomville is 19 point behind. Mike Kramarz of Niagara Falls, NY and Pat O’Keefe of Youngstown, NY are third and fourth in points.

Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY leads the points in the Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman division. Anthony Muscato of Lockport, NY is second while Justin McKay of North Tonawanda is third. Darrell Borkenhagen of Sanborn, NY is fourth.
 

 

PETE BICKNELL, GREG MARTIN, JAREN ISRAEL, BRENDAN O’KEEFE AND ANDREW SPURBACK WIN AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY

 

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ It was Hawaiian Night at Ransomville Speedway last Friday night. Filling up the VIP Towers were Regional Haulage, Tim Hortons and the Lions Club.

Pete Bicknell of St. Catharines, Ontario won his second feature of the season at Ransomville Speedway in the thirty lap Krown Undercoating feature Bicknell would also take over the Krown Undercoating 358 Modified points lead. Bicknell took over the lead on lap three from then leader John Smith of Niagara Falls, NY. Bicknell would then go out to a half track advantage. Bicknell is a thirteen time Ransomville Speedway champion, looking to hook up for another title.

Erick Rudolph, who had to come through the pack moved into third on lap eighteen. At that time, Bicknell had an eight second lead over defending division champion Ryan Susice. With Bicknell enjoying a large lead, most of the onlookers were keeping an eye on Rudolph and  Tommy Flannigan of St. Catharines as they battled for second.  Flannigan, who is enjoying one of his best seasons, would maintain the spot at the finish.  Rudolph of Ransomville took third. Chad Brachmann of Sanborn, NY was fourth. Ryan Susice, also of Ransomville was fifth. John Smith ended up sixth. Allan Wills of Ransomville was seventh. Scott Kerwin of Newfane, NY was eighth. Rick Richner of Niagara Falls, NY was ninth. Jeff McGinnis of Ransomville was tenth. The feature had just one caution period on lap one when Nick Joy of Lyndonville, NY hit the turn four outside wall. Joy was fine after being checked out by Ransomville Firemen. His race car needed help back to the pits via the tow truck.

Heat race winners in the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds were John Smith and Nick Joy.      

In the twenty-five lap Investors Service Company Sportsman feature, Greg Martin of Wilson, NY won his third feature of the season. Martin becomes the second driver in two weeks to pick up his third win of the season. By rule, Martin had to surrender his motor to tech officials afterwards.  The motor will be put on the dyno at LJL Kevlar.  Martin took the lead away from Dave DiPietro of North Tonawanda, NY on the back straight. DiPietro had led from the start of the race.  Division points leader Matt Farnham of Tonawanda came from deep in the field to finish second. Derrick Borkenhagen of Ransomville was third. James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY took fourth in the Dave Conant Sportsman after his car suffered mechanical difficulties in warm-ups. Ransomville drivers Jim Harbison and Billy Coleman finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Brett Senek of Ransomville was seventh. DiPietro was eighth. Kevin Wills of Ransomville came back to finish ninth after being involved in a early race accident. Mike Williams of the Tuscarora Nation, NY was tenth. 

The heat race winners were Dave DiPietro Jr, Brett Senek and Matt Farnham.          

Jaren Israel of Wilson took his fourth Ransomville Speedway victory of the 2016 season in the twenty lap Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock feature. Jaren held off the division points leader Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY at the finish line. Jaren took the lead on lap twelve after his dad Roger had smoke coming from his engine, who was leading. Roger had led from the drop of the green flag. Roger would drive his car to the pits, ending his night. Jaren’s win placed him second in points. Finishing third was Billy Bleich Jr of Port Robinson, Ontario. Ryan Hoolihan of Sanborn, NY was fourth. Ben Hornquist had his best finish of the season with fifth. Chris Dziomba of North Tonawanda, NY was sixth. Brian Monahan of Ransomville was seventh. Austin Hauser of Lockport, NY was eighth. Pat Dell of Niagara Falls, NY and Kyle Wendt of Ransomville rounded out the top ten..

Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks heat winners were Jaren Israel and Cory Sawyer.    

In the twelve lap Gippsters Collision Four Banger feature,  Brendan O’Keefe of Wilson took the lead on the final lap, passing Chad Lederhouse on the outside. Mike Kramarz of Niagara Falls, NY finished second while Lederhouse would settle for third. Current points leader Cole Susice of Ransomville was fourth. Steve Matson also of Ransomville was fifth. Pat O’Keefe of Youngstown, NY was sixth. Anthony Guthrie of Niagara Falls, NY was seventh. Eighth was Ryan Plante of Grand Island, NY. Ashley Harbison of Ransomville was ninth. Rounding out the top ten was Anthony Hermanson of Niagara Falls, NY.

Heat race winners in the Gippsters Collision Four Bangers were Brendan O’Keefe and Steve Matson.

In the fifteen lap Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman feature, it was Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY winning for the second time this season. Spurback started on the outside pole position and took the lead at the start of the feature. The yellow came out on lap six when Cliff Gregg of Ransomville spun between turns three n four. Robbie Johnston  got caught behind Gregg in the mishap. Off the restart, Justin McKay of North Tonawanda moved into second. Spurback was just too strong , McKay would finish second. Zach George of Wilson was third. Bryan Harris of Olcott, NY was fourth. Garrison Krentz of Tonawanda was fifth. Bubby Pawlak of Wilson was sixth. Cam Tuttle, also of Wilson was seventh. Darrell Borkenhagen of Sanborn was eighth. Robbie Johnston  was ninth. Tenth was Tommy Lalomia Jr.

Heat winners in the Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman were Andrew Spurback and Justin McKay. 

This Friday night it will be the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Investors Service Company  Sportsman, Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippsters Collision Four Bangers and the Van Raine Collision Novice Sportsman. Sponsoring the night’s activities will be Ki-Po Chevrolet and Stirling Lubricants. Racing will be begin at 7:15pm. Grandstand gates will open at 6pm and the Pit gates will sing open at 6pm. 

RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY RESULTS,AUGUST 5, 2016

KROWN UNDERCOATING 358 MODIFIEDS(30): PETE BICKNELL, Tommy Flannigan, Erick Rudolph, Chad Brachmann, Ryan Susice, John Smith, Allan Wills, Scott Kerwin, Rick Richner, Jeff McGinnis, Kenny Wills, Steve Schumacher, Russ Zimmerman, Todd Gordon, Jim Zimmerman, Nick Joy. Heat Winners: John Smith and Nick Joy.

INVESTORS SERVICE SPORTSMAN (25): GREG MARTIN, Matt Farnham, Derrick Borkenhagen, James Henry, Jim Harbison, Billy Coleman, Brett Senek, Dave DiPietro, Kevin Wills, Mike Williams, Zack Sam, Brett Martin, Jesse Cotriss, Jonathan Reid, Noah Walker, AJ Custodi, Austin Susice, Steve Lewis Jr, Chris Burek, Chase Mattison, Dave Conant. Heat Winners: Dave DiPetro  Jr, Brett Senek and Matt Farnham.

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS (20): JAREN ISRAEL, Cory Sawyer, Billy Bleich Jr, Ryan Hoolihan, Ben Hornquist, Chris Dziomba, Brian Monahan, Austin Houser, Pat Dell, Kyle Wendt, Casey Jonathan, Mike Short, Joey Zimmerman, Roger Israel, Don Spillman, Scott Soos. Heat Winners: Cory Sawyer and Jaren Isreal.  

GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR BANGERS(12): BRENDON O’KEEFE, Mike Kramarz, Chad Lederhouse, Cole Susice, Steve Matson, Pat O’Keefe, Anthony Guthrie, Ryan Plante, Ashley Harbison, Anthony Santagelo, Kyle Doty, Mike Pahl, Ronald Seefeldt, Bobbi Lynn Spillman, Rob Berry, Chad Desso, Matt Hornquist. Heat Winners: Branden O’Keefe and Steve Matson.

VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN (15): ANDREW SPURBACK, Justin McKay, Zach George, Bryan Harris, Garrison Krentz, Bubby Pawlak, Cam Tuttle, Darrell Borkenhagen, Robbie Johnston, Tommy Lalomia Jr, Orval Harris, Cliff Gregg, Chris Miller. Heat Winners: Andrew Spurback and Justin McKay.

 

 

STEWART FRIESEN WINS BIG BLOCK SUPER DIRTCAR MODIFIED SUMMER NATIONALS;

DERRICK BORKENHAGEN WIN FIRST OF HIS CAREER; PAT DELL ALSO WINS

 

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_The DIRTcar big block Modifieds made their annual trek into Ransomville Speedway last Tuesday night at the 32nd annual Summer Nationals sponsored by Coors Light and Parco Buildings. Forty DIRTcar Big Block Series Modifieds checked into Ransomville Speedway. The beautiful weather continues with the perfect record continuing with Ransomville Speedway this season with the facility recording it’s fifteen straight event in 2016 without any weather issues. Another huge crowd was on hand.

Stewart Friesen of Sprakers, NY won the Super DIRTcar big block Modified Summer Nationals last Tuesday night. It was the was the second consecutive year that Friesen has captured the Summer Nationals. The victory was Friesen’s fourth career Summer Nationals win. Friesen took the lead on lap forty-four on a restart passing both leader Australian Pete Britten and Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, NY.

Sheppard would challenge Friesen at the end of the 100 lap extravaganza. Friesen’s night didn’t start out like it was going to be his night. He damaged his car in time trials, forcing the Halmar Race Team to bring out the back up car. Friesen would come through the field after the initial green flag dropped to start the race.

Thirty cars would start the biggest event of the season at Ransomville Speedway. Britten and Brett Hearn started on the front row. Hearn of Vernon, NJ would make every attempt to get by Britten. On lap nine, Hearn would take the lead. During this point in the race, the leaders were into lapped traffic. After Hearn took the lead, Matt Sheppard began to work on Britten or second.

At the halfway point, Hearn continued to lead, picking up the Jeffery Performance $100 bonus. Friesen, Britten, Sheppard and Billy Decker of Unidilla, NY followed Hearn.

Once Friesen took the lead, the only real challenge he got was from Sheppard, who finished second. Britten was third. Chad Brachmann of Sanborn, NY was fourth and the first 358 Modified crossing the finish line, winning a $100 bonus from Bud’s Apple Pie. Hearn would end up fifth. Danny Johnson of Rochester, NY was sixth winning the Outlaw Motorsports Hard Charger $100 award, after his ride was damaged in warm-ups. Danny would drive the Kyle Coffey Modified in the feature. Tim Fuller of Watertown, NY was seventh. Decker would take eighth. Vic Coffey of Leceister, NY was ninth and Tommy Flannigan was tenth.

All the Super DIRTcar heat winners were paid a $100 bonus by generous sponsors. Larry Wight of Baldwinsville, NY won the first heat sponsored by Krown Undercoating of Ransomville. Matt Sheppard was the winner of heat race two sponsored by Vince’s Pizza Plus. Farmers Insurance of Lockport paid the third heat winner Tim Fuller. Innovative Auto Repair paid the winner of the fourth heat Billy Decker. Salerno Landscaping and Snowplowing awarded second place heat finishers with $25 each.


The two consolation winners were Pete Bicknell and Tommy Flannigan.

In the National Maintenance Contracting Corporation Dash for Cash, it was Billy Decker winning the four lap event. A total of $750 was distributed to the Dash for Cash drivers.

In the 25 lap Investors Service Company feature, Derrick Borkenhagen of Sanborn, NY won his first of his career. Borkenhagen took the lead on lap four from Dave DiPietro of North Tonawanda, NY, who had led from the drop of the green flag. Borkenhagen has come close several times only to fall short, only to break the shutout. Mike Williams of the Tuscarora Nation , NY was second. James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY was third. Brett Senek of Ransomville was fourth. Greg Martin of Wilson was fifth. Jesse Cotriss of Medina, NY was sixth after starting deep in the field. Brett Martin of Lockport, NY was seventh. Kevin Wills of Ransomville was eighth. Matt Farnham of Tonawanda was ninth and Jonathan Reid of Lockport, NY was tenth . A total of twenty-three competitors took the green flag.

Heat race winners in the Investors Service Company sportsman was Greg Martin, Steve Lewis Jr and Brett Senek.

In the twenty-five lap Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock feature it was Pat Dell of Niagara Falls, NY winning his second feature of the season. Dell would also pick up an additional $100 from sponsor Stirling Lubricants. Dell would prove be too strong for second place finisher Austin Hauser.

Track points leader Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY finished fourth. Mike Short of Tonawanda was fifth after coming back from a lap two accident which resulted in Short going into the turn one wall. Pat O’Keefe took sixth in his first ever Street Stock start. Chris Dziomba was seventh. Joey Zimmerman of Wilson, NY was eighth. Ryan Hoolihan of and Roger Israel of Wilson rounded out the top ten.

Heat race winners in the Ki-Po Chevrolet division was Pat Dell and Mike Short.
 

SUPER DIRTCAR BIG BLOCK MODIFIEDS (100)_STEWART FRIESEN, Matt Sheppard, Pete Britten, Chad Brachmann, Brett Hearn, Danny Johnson, Tim Fuller, Billy Decker, Vic Coffey,Tommy Flannigan, Pete Bicknell, Mat Williamson, Erick Rudolph, Larry Wight, Pat Ward, Frank Cozze, Rich Scagliotta, Jimmy Phelps, Mike Mahaney, Gary Tompkins, Jeff McGinnis, Rex King Jr, Rick Richner, Max McLauglin, Keith Flach, Ryan Susice, Scott Kerwin, James Sweeting, Eric Gabany, Kenny Wills. Heat Winners: Larry Wight,Matt Sheppard, Tim Fuller, Billy Decker. CONSIS: Pete Bicknell, Tommy Flannigan.FAST TIME: Brett Hearn 16.782. NMCC DASH FOR CASH: Billy Decker, Matt Sheppard, Vic Coffey, Larry Wight, Tim Fuller.

INVESTORS SERVICE COMPANY SPORTSMAN (25)_DERRICK BORKENHAGEN,Mike Williams, James Henry, Brett Senek, Greg Martin, Jesse Cotriss, Brett Martin, Kevin Wills, Matt Farnham, Jonathan Reid, Chris Burek, Jim Harbison, Billy ColemanDave DiPetro, Noah Walker, Zack Sam, Austin Susice, Steve Lewis Jr, Justin McKay, AJ Custodi, Chase Mattison, Robbie Jonston, Chris Miller. Heat Winners: Greg Martin, Steve Lewis Jr, Brett Senck.

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS (20)_ PAT DELL, Austin Hauser, Cory Sawyer, Mike Short, Pat O’Keefe, Chris Dziomba, Ben Hornquist, Jeren Israel, Billy Bleich Jr, Joey Zimmerman, Ryan Hoolihan, Roger Israel.Heat Winners: Pat Dell, Mike Short.

 

 

 

 

JARED ZIMBARDI, JESSE COTRISS AND ROBBIE JOHNSTON WIN AT RANSOMILLE SPEEDWAY. ANTHONY HERMANSON AND RYAN HOOLIHAN ALSO WIN FEATURE EVENTS

 

 

 

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ The Patriot Sprints made it’s second appearance of 2016 season at Ransomville Speedway last Friday night. A-Verdi Storage Containers, Relco Trucking and Telco Construction sponsored the night’s activities Twenty-one Patriot Sprints made their way into the Ransomville Speedway pit area. 

In the tweny-five lap Patriot Sprint feature, it was Jared Zimbardi taking the victory. Zimbardi took the lead from Ryan Susice of Ransomville on lap sixteen, who finished second.

Susice runs a limited 360 Sprint schedule and is the defending Krown Undercoating 358 Modified champion and is the current points leader. The 358 Modifieds had the night off last Friday night.
 
Susice took over the lead on lap nine and looked like a sure winner until Zimbardi made his winning move using the quick Ransomville Speedway inside lane off turn one. Susice would take home second at the checkered flag. It was the second time this season that Susice would finish second in a 360 Sprint Car race at Ransomville Speedway. In both events, he would enjoy a lead.

It was Zimbardi’s sixth 360 Sprint win of the 2016 season. The event was red flagged on lap seven  when Steve Collins went over the turn four wall. Collins would emerge from his race car under his own power. The mishap happened during a three  car chase for the lead with Susice and Tommy Wickham. Jonathan Preston would finish fourth. Daryl Ruggles, who would also win the Dash for Cash was fifth.

Mike Kiser was sixth. Dylan Westbrook was seventh followed by Derek Jonathan was eighth and Kyle Drum was nine. Paul Habeck rounded out the top ten.  

Heat winners in the Patriot Sprint were Tommy Wickham, Paul Habeck and Steve Collins.

In the 25 lap Investors Service Company Sportsman feature, Jesse Cotriss of Medina, NY won his third feature of the season at Ransomville Speedway. Cotriss made a pass for the lead on lap twenty. 

Cotriss would hand his motor over to Ransomville Speedway tech offiicials following the win for additional technical work. In a pre-season meeting, drivers agreed  that anyone winning three feature events would have to give up their motor to check for legality. After ab early morning visit to LJL Kevlar Engine Shop in Fulton, NY....Cotriss's crate was found to be legal. 

Polesitter Dave DiPietro Jr of North Tonawanda, NY took the lead at the start of the feature. DePietro enjoyed his best race of the season and looked like he was going on to his first career win. Cotriss would then slip by DiPetro late in the event. The yellow would come out for the last time on lap twenty-two. Kevin Wills of Ransomville was now in second and made a last ditch effort to take the lead, but Cotriss was too strong. With Wills holding on to take second, it was Greg Martin of Wilson, NY finishing third.  James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY was fourth. Noah Walker of North Tonawanda was fifth. Chris Burek of Wilson finished sixth. Steve Lewis Jr of Ransomville was seventh. Division points leader Matt Farnham of Tonawanda was eighth. DiPietro ended up ninth. Derrick Borkenhagen of Ransomville was tenth.

Heat race winners were Jesse Cotriss, Dave DiPetro Jr and Matt Farnham.

Ryan Hoolihan of Sanborn, NY took home his first ever feature win in the twenty lap Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock feature. Hoolihan has had several chances to pick up that first win, but this time kept the bad luck away Hoolihan started on the pole position and led the entire feature.

Hoolihan had early race pressure from Pat Dell of Niagara Falls, NY and Billy Bleich Jr of Port Robinson, Ontario. In the end it would be Bleich in second and Canadian Dave Bailey making his first Ransomville Speedway appearance of the season, finishing third. Dell would finish fourth. Mike Short of Tonawanda was fifth. Roger Israel of Wilson was sixth. Defending points champion Brandon Sherwood of Sanborn was seventh. Current points leader Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY was eighth. Brian Monahan of Ransomville was ninth. Tenth was Chris Dziomba of North Tonawanda.

Heat race winners were Ryan Holliman and Pat Dell.

Anthony Hermanson of Niagara Falls, NY won for the first time in seven years in the twelve lap Gippsters Collision Four Banger feature. Hermanson dominated the race from the start leading the entire distance.

Hermanson and Chad Lederhouse of Ransomville came down to the finish line side by side with Hermanson edging out the two time winner when  the pair crossed the line. Third was Pat O’Keefe of Youngstown, NY. Chad Desso of Wilson, NY was fourth. Mike Kramarz of Niagara Falls, NY was fifth. Ryan Plante of Grand Island, NY was sixth. Mike Pahl of Lockport, NY was seventh. Pahl once again came out a new color design with Disney characters on his car. Anthony Guthrie of Niagara Falls, NY was eighth. Cole Susice of Ransomville was ninth. Ashley Harbison, also of Ransomville was tenth.

Heat race winners were Steve Matson an Dave Dussault.

For the second time this season, Robbie Johnston won the fifteen lap Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman feature.

Fourteen cars started the main event with Johnston holding off second place finisher Garrison Krentz of Tonawanda,. Johnston was impressive leading the race from the drop of the green flag. Johnson finished 1.224 seconds up the track from Krentz. Bryan Harris of Newfane, NY. Tommy Lalomia Jr was fourth while Justin McKay of North Tonawanda was fifth.

Bubby Pawlack of Wilson was sixth. Cliff Gregg of Ransomville was seventh. Orval Harris of Ransomville was eighth. Zachary George of Wilson was ninth.  Darrel Borenhagen finished tenth.

Heat race winners were Andrew Spurback and Robbie Johnston.            

The 32nd annual Summer Nationals are set for this Tuesday night when the Super DIRTcar big block Modifieds will run 100 laps. The Investors Service Company Sportsman and the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks will also be on the race program. Gates will open at 4:30pm for the Ransomville Fire Company Chicken Barbeque. Come on out and see the two new additions to Ransomville Speedway. The new lap counter/ scoreboard and infield video screen, which debuted last Friday night.    

RANSOMVILLE RESULTS-July 29, 2016

Patriot SPRINTS (25): JAREN ZIMBARDI, Ryan Susice, Tommy Wickham, Jonathan Preston, Darryl Ruggles, Mike Kiser, Dylan Westbrook, Derek Jonathan, Kyle Drum, Paul Habeck, Glenn Styres, Scott Just, Steve Glover, Matt Tanner, Josh Azzi, Dan Bennent, Dan Kuhn, Dave Just, Alysha Bay, Steve Collins, Tyler Graves.  Heat Winners: Tommy Wickham, Paul Habeck, Steve Collins. Dash: Darryl Ruggles.
 

INVESTORS SERVICE COMPANY SPORTSMAN (25): JESSE COTRISS, Kevin Wills, Greg Martin, James Henry, Noah Walker, Chris Burek, Steve Lewis Jr, Matt Farnham, Dave DiPetro, Derek Borkenhagen, Billy Coleman, Brett Martin, Mike Williams, Austin Susice, Jon Reid, Jim Harbison, Chase Mattison,  AJ Custodi.  Heat  Winners: Dave DiPetro, Matt Farnham, Jesse Cotriss.  
 

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS (20): RYAN HOOLIHAN, Billy Bliech Jr, Dave Bailey,Pat Dell, Mike Short, Roger Israel, Brandon Sherwood, Coty Sawyer, Brian Monahan, Chris Dziomba, Jaren Israel, Ricky Washburn, Shannon Baum, Matt Tracey, Austin Hauser, Nate Zimmerman, Scott Soos, Joey Zimmerman, Casey Johnathan. Heat Winners: Ryan Hoolihan, Pat Dell.  
 

GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR CYLINDERS(12): ANTHONY HERMANSON, Chad Lederhouse, Pat O’Keefe, Chad Desso, Mike Kramarz, Ryan Plante, Mike Pahl, Anothony Guthrie, Cole Susice, Ashley Harbison, Matt Hornquist, Steve Matson, Chuck Cala, Brendan O’Keefe, Arthur Santangelo, Kyle Doty, Marc Scarpace, Dave Dussault-DQ’ed. Heat Winners: Dave Dussault, Steve Matson. 
 

VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN (15): ROBBIE JOHNSTON, Gerrison Krentz, Bryan HErris, Tommy alomia Jr, Justin McKay, Bubby Pawlack, Cliff Gregg, Orval Herris, Zachary George, Darrell Borkenhagen, Andrew Spurback, Dustin Gorhan, Brooke Banker, Cam Tuttle. Heat Winner: Andrew Spurback, Robbie Johnston.

 

 

 

ERICK RUDOLPH WINS FIFTH OF THE SEASON AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY; CHRIS BUREK, BILLY BLIECH JR, MIKE KRAMARZ AND  DARRELL BORKENHAGEN ALSO WIN

 

 

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ It was another beautiful night of racing last Friday night at Ransomville Speedway, who once again avoided any forested rain. Ransomville Speedway has went the first thirteen nights of the 2016 season without any weather issues. It was another huge crowd on hand at the half-mile clay oval. Jetport Lounge, Niagara’s Lazy Lakes Camping Resorts and Modern Corporation enjoyed their night in the Ransomville Speedway towers.

Erick Rudolph of Ransomville was victorious for the fifth time at Ransomville Speedway in the 30 lap Krown Undercoating 358 Modified feature in the 2016.

Defending points champion Ryan Susice of Ransomville and multi-time track champion Pete Bicknell of St. Catharines, Ontario came into the night’s action tied at the top in points. Susice would finish second taking the points lead by himself. Kenny Wills of Ransomville was third with Bicknell getting fourth. Rudolph took the lead on lap twelve from Wills on a restart. Rudolph has not been running Ransomville Speedway every week, but still came into the night fourth in points. Once Erick took the lead, he maintained at least half straightaway lead. Rudolph would place himself into third in points following the win.

Rudolph said afterwards that he expects to be at Ransomville Speedway for the entire month of August, which should make the points race interesting. The race for the points lead to this point in the season was settled on lap twenty-one when Susice would pass Bicknell for second.

Rick Richner of Niagara Falls, NY was fifth while Jeff McGinnis of Ransomville was sixth. Chad Brachmann of Sanborn, NY was seventh after coming back from an early race accident. Nick Joy of Lyndonville, NY was eighth. Joy would lead a portion of the early laps. Tommy Flannigan of St. Catharines was ninth. Scott Kerwin of Newfane, NY rounded out the top ten.

Heat race winners in the Krown Undercoating 358 Modified class were Richner and Joy.

In the 25 lap Investors Service Company Sportsman feature, Chris Burek of Wilson, NY was credited with his first win of the season. Burek actually crossed the finish line in second place, but was awarded the victory when Brett Martin failed a post-race technical inspection. Point’s leader Matt Farnham of Tonawanda, NY was second. James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY was third. Steve Lewis Jr of Ransomville was fourth.

Martin took the lead on lap twenty-two after a restart. He would enjoy a full straightaway lead leaving the remainder of the field to battle for position. Burek would take over second after a lap nineteen yellow, which would determine the winning move in the race.

Jesse Cotriss of Medina, NY was fifth. Derrick Borkenhagen of Ransomville debuted a new car and came home sixth. Greg Martin of Wilson was seventh while Brett Senek of Ransomville was eighth. Mike Williams of the Tuscarora Nation, NY was ninth. Graduating this week from the Novice to the Sportsman ranks, AJ Custodi would enjoy a top ten finish. Also moving into the Investors Service Company Sportsman class was Jonathan Reid and Chase Matteson.

Heat race winners in the Investors Service Company Sportsman class were James Henry, Brett Martin and Derrick Borkenhagen.

In the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock twenty lap feature, it was Billy Bleich Jr of Port Robinson, Ontario returning to his winning ways. The victory was Bleich’s fourth win of the season at Ransomville Speedway. Some recent mechanical woes would result in Bleich enjoying what should have been a great starting position up front however an early race incident would send Bleich pitside. Bleich returned to the rear of the field without losing a lap and began his charge to the front. Bleich would emerge victorious.

Point’s leader Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY finished second. The defending points champion Brandon Sherwood of Sanborn finished third. Sawyer and Sherwood had great battle for second. Jaren Israel of Wilson was fourth. Mike Short of Tonawanda was fifth. Early race leader Pat Dell of Niagara Falls, NY was sixth.

Brian Monahan of Ransomville was seventh. Matt Tracey of Basom, NY was eighth. Shannon Baum of Lyndonville was ninth. Austin Houser of Lockport, NY was tenth.

Heat race winners in the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks were Pat Dell and Billy Bleich Jr.

Mike Kramarz of Niagara Falls, NY won his first twelve lap Gippsters Collision Four Banger feature of the season. Coming into the night fourth in points, Kramarz would gain in the points battle with his victory. Ashley Harbison, who made an early bid for the win, ended up finishing second. Mike Pahl of Lockport, NY was third. Ryan Plante of Grand Island, NY was fourth. Matt Hornquist of Tonawanda, NY was fifth after leading the first three laps. Point’s leader Cole Susice of Ransomville was sixth.

Anthony Guthrie of Niagara Falls, NY was seventh. Dave Dussault, also of Niagara Falls was eighth. Anthony Hermanson of Niagara Falls, NY was ninth. Steve Matson of Ransomville was tenth.

Gippsters Collision Four Banger heat races were won by Ryan Plante and Anthony Hermanson.

In the fifteen lap Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman event, it was Darrell Borkenhagen of Sanborn winning his second of the season. Borkenhagen led all fifteen laps in going on to the victory.

Justin McKay of North Tonawanda, NY was second. Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY was third. Dustin Gorhan of Ransomville was fourth. Garrison Krentz of Tonawanda was fifth. Zachary George of Wilson moved in the Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman class from the Street Stocks and finished sixth in his first start here. Cliff Gregg of Ransomville was seventh. Cam Tuttle of Wilson also made his first appearance in an open wheel race car finishing eighth. Bryan Harris of Newfane, NY was ninth. Chris Ketch was tenth.

Heat races were won by Cliff Gregg and Darrell Borkenhagen.


This Friday night, the Patriot Sprints will make their second 2016 appearance at Ransomville Speedway. The Investors Service Company Sportsman, Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippsters Collision Four Bangers and Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman will join the Patroit Sprints. A-Verdi Containers, Relco Trucking and Telco Construction will sponsor the night’s activities.

Don’t forget about the 32nd running of with the Summer Nationals on Tuesday, August 2nd. A Wednesday, August 3rd rain date has been announced if needed. The Super DIRTcar Modifieds are scheduled for 100 laps, The Investors Service Company Sportsman and Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks are also on the Summer Nationals schedule. Both pit gates and grandstand gates will open at 4:30pm.


RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY RESULTS-AUGUST 22, 2016
KROWN UNDERCOATING 358 MODIFIEDS(30): ERICK RUDOLPH, Ryan Susice, Kenny Wills, Pete Bicknell, Rick Richner, Jeff McGinnis, Chad Brachmann, Nick Joy, Tommy Flannigan, Scott Kerwin, James Vegneri III,Robbie Krull, Steve Schumacher, Jim Zimmerman, Allan Wills, Russ Zimmerman. Heat Winners: Rick Richner, Nick Joy.
INVESTORS SERVICE SPORTSMAN (25): CHRIS BUREK, Matt Farnham, James Henry, Steve Lewis, Jesse Cotriss, Derrick Borkenhagen, Greg Martin, Brett Senek, Mike Williams, AJ Custodi, Jonathan Reid, Austin Susice, Colton Chappius, Kevin Wills, Noah Walker, Jim Harbison, Dave DiPetro, Chase Matteson. Heat Winners: Brett Martin, Derrick Borkenhagen, James Henry.
KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS (20): BILLY BLIECH JR, Cory Sawyer, Brandon Sherwood, Jaren Israel, Mike Short, Pat Dell, Brian Monahan, Matt Tracey, Shannon Baum, Austin Hauser, Chris Dziomba, Joey Zimmerman, Scott Soos, Don Spillman, Roger Israel, Kyle Wendt. Heat Winners: Pat Dell, Billy Bleich Jr.
GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR BANGERS(12): MIKE KRAMARZ, Ashley Harbison, Mike Paul, Ryan PLante, Matt Hornquist, Cole Susice, Anthony Guthrie, Dave Dussault, Anthony Hermanson, Steve Matson, Bobbi Lynn Spillman, Chad Lederhouse, Pat O’Keefe, Jeff Lyons, Brendan O’Keefe, Rob Berry, Kyle Doty, Ken Dillon. Heat Winners: Ryan Plante, Anthony Hermanson.
VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN (15): DARRELL BORKENHAGEN, Justin McKay, Andrew Spurback, Dustin Gorhan, Garrison Krentz, Zachary George, Robbie Johnson, Cliff Gregg, Cam Tuttle, Bryan Harris, Chris Ketch, Orval Harris. Heat Winners: Cliff Gregg, Darrell Borkenhagen.
 

 

 

BRYCE DAVIS, RYAN SUSICE, JAREN ISRAEL, PAT O’KEEFE WIN AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY;

CHRIS MILLER WINS FOR THE FIRST TIME

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ The RUSH Late Model Series made its’ first ever appearance at Ransomville Speedway last Friday night. The night’s activities were sponsored by Jeffery Machine and Performance Manufacturing Inc. Once again, it was a packed grandstand watching the action packed program after a week long weather forecast predicting rain.

The RUSH Late Models drove thirty laps in their feature event with Bryce Davis of Hornell, NY leading the entire race and getting his ninth win of the season. John Waters of Whitesville, NY challenged Davis several times, especially following the caution periods. Waters would hold on to finish second. Wayne Robertson of Corning, NY finished third after starting fourth, Robertson made a move into the top three late in the race.

Rob Pietz of Port Colborne, Ontario finished came home in fourth while Mike Wonderling of Sico, NY was fifth. Jon Rivers of Alabama, NY was sixth. Brian Knowles of Corning was seventh. Dave Lyon of Corry, PA was eighth. Jimmy Johnson Jr of Batavia, NY was ninth. His father Jim Johnson, also of Batavia rounded out the top ten.

Heat winners in the RUSH Late Models were Bryce Davis and John Waters. The four lap Dash event was won by Bryce Davis.

In the thirty lap Krown Undercoating 358 Modified feature, it was defending champion Ryan Susice of Ransomville winning for the second time in 2016. Susice was on his game and took the lead away from Rick Richner on lap ten. Susice would not look back. The race on the speedway was then for second – all eyes were on Richner and 13 time champion Pete Bicknell of St. Catharines. Bicknell would challenge Richner on the lowside but it would be the momentum coming off the cushion keeping Richner in second. Bicknell would settle for third followed by Chad Brachmann of Sanborn, NY. As the final laps clicked off – Brachmann was clicking off the fastest times of the thirty lap event. Tommy Flannigan of St. Catharines, Ontario was fifth. Sporting a new body, Kenny Wills of Ransomville was sixth. Vigneri ended up seventh and Nick Joy of Medina, NY was eighth. Jeff McGinnis of Ransomville was ninth. Scott Kerwin of Newfane was tenth. With Erick Rudolph’s schedule taking him away from the Big R this past Friday, he would also lose the points lead as a result. Bicknell is now the current points leader and looking for his fourteenth title. However the defending champion Ryan Susice is not on his heels. Needless to say – this battle should be good right through the final points night of September 2nd.

Krown Undercoating 358 Modified heat winners Joy and Richner.

In the twenty lap Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock feature, Jaren Israel of Wilson, NY won for the second week in a row and his third of the season. “We started in the back of the field and you have to take some time to get to the front,” said Israel afterwards. Once again this division put on a great show through the first twelve laps. Two and sometimes three wide for the lead between Israel, Kyle Wendt, and Pat Dell. In the end it would be Israel topping the seventeen car field. Wendt would enjoy a very successful second place finish after suffering some dismal luck in the past few weeks.

Third was Brian Monahan of Ransomville. Matt Tracey of Basom, NY was fourth. Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY finished fifth after being involved in a multi-car accident with just a handful of laps left. Sixth was Mike Short of Tonawanda, NY. Austin Hauser of Lockport, NY was seventh and Pat Dell of Niagara Falls, NY in eighth. Randy Zimmerman of Wilson, NY was involved in a lap fifteen accident and was credited for ninth. His son Joey Zimmerman, also of Wilson was given tenth after being involved in that same accident.

Heat race winners were Bliech and Wendt.

In the twelve lap Gippsters Collision feature, it was Pat O’Keefe of Youngstown, NY winning his first of the 2016 season.

“I’ve had some tough times out here this year,” said Pat afterwards.

O’Keefe was challenged several times by Mike Pahl in the closing laps. OKeefe was able to keep Mike Pahl of Lockport, NY behind him as they crossed the finish line. Chad Lederhouse of Ransomville was third followed by Ashley Harrison, also of Ransomville in fourth. Dave Dussault of Niagara Falls, NY was fifth. Ryan Plante of Grand Island, NY was sixth and Brandon O’Keefe of Wilson was seventh. Mike Kramarz of Niagara Falls, NY was eighth. Anthony Guthrie of Niagara Falls and Matt Hornquist of Tonawanda, NY was tenth.

A shout out has to go to Mike Pahl. For those of you familiar with the Big R – you also know of the many different paint schemes Pahl comes up with. Often changing on a weekly basis. This past weeks was a through back paint job to the Partridge Family. Hats off Mike Pahl. It is very entertaining to see what you will come up with next. My vote is the Mickey Mouse. J

Heat race winners were the Pat O’Keefe and Brandon O’Keefe.

Chris Miller of Olcott, NY won his first career stock car feature in the fifteen lap Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman feature. Miler would take the lead at the drop of the green and maintain the point position through several caution periods and one red flag. Anthony Muscato would clear the first turn wall on lap seven. While Muscato walked away from his racecar – he would be finished for the night. AJ Custodi continued his consist season coming home in second. Driving the Ken Banger owned #0, Jonathan Reid of Lockport was third with Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY in fourth. Robbie Johnston was fifth. Tommy Lolonia Jr was sixth. Justin McKay of North Tonawanda, NY was seventh. Bryan Harris of Newfane was eighth. Bubby Pawlak of Wilson was ninth. Tenth was Orval Harris of Ransomville.

Heat race winners were Chris Miller and Jonathan Reid.


The Krown 358 Modifieds, Investors Service Company Sportsman, Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippsters Collision Four Bangers and Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman and Power Wheel Racing.

Racing will begin at 7pm with the pit gates to open up at 5pm. The grandstand gates will open at 6pm. The Jetport Lounge, Lazy Lakes Camping Resort and Modern Corportation will sponsor the night’s activities.
 

RUSH LATE MODEL SERIES (30): BRYCE DAVIS, John Waters, Wayne Robertson, Rob Pietz, Mike Wonderling, Jon Rivers, Brian Knowles, Dave Lyon, Jimmy Johnson Jr, Jim Johnson, Duane Stiers, Jason Knowles, JJ Mazur, Charlie Sandercock, Jeremy Wonderling, Bruce Horusky, TJ Downs, Kevin Hill. Heat Winners: Bryce Davis, John Waters. Fast Time: Dave Lyons. Dash Winner: Bryce Davis.

KROWN UNDERCOATING 358 MODIFIEDS(30): RYAN SUSICE, Rick Richner, Pete Bicknell, Chad Brachmann, Tommy Flannigan, Kenny Wills, Phil Vigneri III, Nick Joy, Jeff McGinnis, Scott Kerwin, Steve Schumacher, John Smith, Jim Zimmerman, Robbie Krull, Russ Zimmerman, Allan Wills. Heat Winners: Nick Joy, Rick Richner.

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS (20): JAREN ISRAEL, Kyle Wendt, Brian Monahan, Matt Tracey, Cory Sawyer, Mike Short, Austin Hauser, Pat Dell, Randy Zimmerman, Joey Zimmerman, Ryan Hoolihan, Brandon Sherwood, Chris Dziomba, Roger Israel, Billy Bleich Jr. Heat Winners: Billy Bleich Jr, Kyle Wendt.

GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR CYLINDERS(12): PAT O’KEEFE, Mike Pahl, Chad Lederhouse, Ashley Harbison, Dave Dusault, Ryan Plante, Brendan O’Keefe, Mike Kramarz, Anthony Guthrie, Matt Hornquist, Rob Berry, Ken Dillion, Arthur Santangelo, Cole Susice, Anthony Hermanson, Steve Matson, Kyle Doty, Jeff Lyons. Heat Winners: Pat O’Keefe,Brendan O’Keefe.

VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN (15): CHRIS MILLER, AJ Custodi, Jonathan Reid, Anthony Spurback, Robbie Johnson, Tommy Lalonia Jr, Justin McKay, Bryan Harris, Bubby Paulick, Orval Harris, Dustin Gorhan, Darrell Borkenhagen, Brooke Banker, Anthony Muscato. Heat Winners: Chris Miller, Jonathan Reid.
 

 

ERICK RUDOLPH WINS FOURTH OF THE SEASON. AUSTIN SUSICE AND ANDREW SPURBACK GET FIRST CAREER WINS. ANTHONY GUTHRIE AND JAREN ISRAEL EACH REPEAT

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_With unsettled weather in the region, Ransomville Speedway was successful once again in getting it’s racing program in the books last Friday night.

Sponsoring the night’s activities were Moley Magnetics, Brad Angelo Lanes and United Materials and all watched the race program from the Ransomville Speedway VIP Towers.

Erick Rudolph of Ransomville took his fourth win of the 2016 season at Ransomville Speedway. Rudolph also took back the points lead in the Krown Undercoating 358 Modified class. Once again, Erick was solid when in the lead, which he accomplished on lap twenty down low between turns three and four, slipping by then leader Jeff McGinnis of Ransomville.

The 30 lap main event went nearly caution free on a beautiful race surface. John Smith took the lead at the start of the race from his outside pole starting position. On lap two, Phil Vigneri of Eden, NY would take over the lead. Moving into second at this point was Robbie Krull of Cambria, NY, who would then put pressure on Vigneri. Krull would take over the lead on lap ten using the outside lane at the start/finish line. Jeff McGinnis was now one of the fastest drivers on the racing surface, he would move into second after Krull would take over the lead. Rudolph was now in third. McGinnis would take over the point position on lap sixteen ahead of Krull with Rudolph following behind him in second. The leaders were now in heavy lapped traffic while Rudolph began to work on McGinnis.

Rudolph would cross the finish line 1.870 seconds ahead of McGinnis. Tommy Flannigan of St. Catharines, Ontario had a strong finish getting third. Defending points champion Ryan Susice of Ransomville was fourth. Pete Bicknell of St. Catharines, Ontario was fifth while Krull took home sixth. Steve Schumacher of North Tonawanda, NY was seventh. Vigneri was eighth. John Smith was ninth. Rounding out the top ten was Rick Richner of Niagara Falls, NY.

Heat race winners were Smith and Richner.

In the Investors Service Company Sportsman 20 lap feature, it was the youth standing in victory lane. Austin Susice of Ransomville leading the entire race. Susice was the 2015 Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman champion. Susice was extremely dominate in getting his first Sportsman win. Jim Harbison , also of Ransomville ran second thought the main event and finished 0.605 seconds behind Susice at the finish.

Jesse Cotriss of Medina, NY was third while Greg Martin of Wilson, NY was fourth. Kevin Wills of Ransomville was fifth. Chris Burek of Wilson was sixth. Brett Senek of Ransomville was seventh. Derrick Borkenhagen of Ransomville was eighth. Division points leader Matt Farnham of Tonawanda was ninth. James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY was tenth.

Heat race winners were Susice and Senek.

In the 20 lap Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock feature, Jaren Israel of Wilson won for the second time this season. Jaren took over the lead after a lap eight restart. Jaren would have to stay at his best when the yellow would appear on lap seventeen. Israel would then hold off Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY at the finish. Sawyer is now the division points leader.

Jaren’s dad Roger Israel, also of Wilson finished third. Matt Tracey of Basom, NY was fourth. Fifth was Chris Dziomba of North Tonawanda, NY. Sixth was Wilson’s Randy Zimmerman. Mike Short of Tonawanda was seventh after hitting the outside turn one wall. Short would get out of the car on his own. Billy Bleich Jr of Port Robinson, Ontario was eighth and Austin Hauser of Lockport, NY was ninth and Kyle Wendt of Ransomville was tenth.

In the twelve lap Gippsters Collision feature, Anthony Guthrie of Niagara Falls, NY took his third victory of the season. Nineteen drivers took the green flag to start the main event. Guthrie led the entire distance and was seriously challenged on the final lap when second place finisher Chad Lederhouse of Ransomville came up beside Guthrie as the two were coming down towards the checkered flag.

Points leader Cole Susice of Ransomville finished third. Brendan O’Keefe of Wilson was fourth. Steve Matson also of Ransomville was fifth. Ashley Harbison of Ransomville was sixth. Mike Kramarz of Niagara Falls, NY was seventh. Ryan Plante of Grand Island, NY was eighth. Mike Pahl of Lockport was ninth. Pat O’Keefe of Youngstown, NY was tenth.

Heat winners were Guthrie and Anthony Hermanson of Niagara Falls, NY.

In the 15 lap Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman feature, Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY was another first time winner. Chris Miller of Olcott, NY led the first lap. Miller would then lose control of his race car in turn two of lap two. On the restart, Robbie Johnston would lose a wheel on the while on the pole position and smash into the first turn outside wall. Johnston was alright but was done for the remainder of the feature.

Darrell Borkenhagen of Sanborn, NY inherited the lead after the mishap. Sperback and Justin McKay moved up on Borkenhagen. On lap nine, Spurback would take over the lead never to lose it. McKay would take second followed by Jonathan Reid of Lockport and Anthony Muscato of Lockport

The Friday night, the RUSH Late Models will make it’s first appearance at Ransomville Speedway. The Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippsters Collision Four Bangers and Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman. Pit gates will open at 5pm. The grandstand gates will open at 6pm. Jeffery Machine and Performance Inc will be the headlining sponsor.


KROWN UNDERCOATING 358 MODIFIEDS: ERICK RUDOLPH, Jeff McGinnis, Tommy Flannigan, Ryan Susice, Pete Bicknell, Robbie Krull, Steve Schumacher, Phil Vigneri III, John Smith, Rick Richner, Kenny Wills, Scott Wood, Scott George, Jim Zimmerman, Allan Wills, Russ Zimmerman, Nick Joy. Heat Winners: John Smith, Rick Richner

INVESTORS SERVICE COMPANY SPORTSMAN: AUSTIN SUSICE, Jim Harbison, Jesse Cotriss, Greg Martin, Kevin Wills, Chris Burek, Brett Senek, Derrick Borkenhagan, Matt Farnham, James Henry, Steve Lewis Jr, Brett Martin, Dave DiPetro, Colton Chappius, Noah Walker, Mike Williams. Heat Winners: Brett Senek, Austin Susice

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS: JAREN ISRAEL, Cory Sawyer, Roger Israel, Matt Tracey, Chris Dziomba, Randy Zimmerman, Mike Short, Billy Bleich Jr, Austin Hauser, Kyle Wendt, Brian Monahan, Brandon Sherwood, Zachary George, Joey Zimmerman, Don Spillman, Ryan Hoolihan, Nate Zimmerman. Heat Winners: Billy Bleich Jr, Ryan Hoolihan.

GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR CYLINDERS: ANTHONY GUTHRIE, Chad Lederhouse, Cole Susice, Brendon O’Keefe, Steve Matson, Ashley Harbison, Mike Kramarz, Ryan Plante, Mike Pahl, Pat O’Keefe, Rob Barry, Chuck Cala, Anthony Hermanson, Kyle Doty, Bobbi Lynn Spillman, Arthur Santangelo, Dave Dussault, Jose Torres, Ken Dillon. Heat Winners: Anthony Guthrie, Anthony Hermanson.

VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN: ANDREW SPURBACK, Justin McKay, Jonathan Reid, Anthony Muscato, Garrison Krentz, Darrell Borkenhagen, Bryan Harris, Tommy Lolonia Jr, Chris Miller, Bubby Paulick, AJ Custodi, Chase Matteson, Orval Harris, Robbie Johnston. Heat Winners: Chris Miller, Chris Matteson.

 

 

 

 

PETE BICKNELL WINS FIRST OF THE SEASON AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY. GREG MARTIN, CORY SAWYER, CHAD LEDERHOUSE AND JOHNATHAN REID EACH WIN SECOND OF THE 2016 SEASON. AUSTIN HAUSER WINS ENDURO

 

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ After a late afternoon rain shower hit the facility, Ransomville Speedway got it’s tenth straight night in the books for the 2016 season. Farmers Insurance of Lockport and Krown Undercoating of Ransomville enjoyed themselves in the VIP Towers. Once again, Ransomville Speedway avoided the rain and enjoyed a beautiful fireworks display. The grandstands were packed with race fans celebrating the fourth of July weekend holiday. The pit area was also busy with 110 race cars.

Thirteen time Ransomville Speedway Modified champion Pete Bicknell of St. Catharines, Ontario took another step towards another points title with his first Ransomville Speedway Krown Undercoating 358 Modified win of the season. Bicknell had finished second several times here in 2016, before getting the victory last Friday night. Bicknell took the lead from rookie driver Allan Wills of Ransomville on lap twenty of the thirty lap feature. Bicknell moved into second on lap fourteen. Bicknell then started using the high groove after making several attempts to pass Wills down low. With Bicknell winning, defending track 358 Modified champion Ryan Susice of Ransomville would win a battle with Wills for second. Previous week winner Chad Brachmann of Sanborn, NY was fourth. Jeff McGinnis of Ransomville was fifth. Kenny Wills of Ransomville was sixth. Tommy Flannigan of St. Catharines was seventh. Robbie Krull of Cambria, NY was eighth. Krull would lead the first fourteen laps of the feature. Steve Schumacher of North Tonawanda, NY was tenth.

Bicknell has also be instrumental in his guidance and advice to new track owners and their track prep crew. Following Bicknell's advice on Friday to grade the track prior to features - this proved to be a very smart decision as a very fast and tacky surface provided for great racing for the main events.

Heat race winners were Bicknell and Krull.

"While making the fans sit through a long intermission is something no track ever wants, it was the right thing to do," commented General Manager Tana Robinson. "We certainly apologize for the delay but hope in the end the fans got their monies worth as the racing was some of the best of the season. Thanks to everyone for their patience as we continue to work on making Ransomville your Friday destination."


Greg Martin of Wilson, NY would win his second twenty-five lap Investors Service Company Sportsman feature in 2016 at Ransomville Speedway. Martin would finish two car lengths ahead of second place finisher Mike Williams of the Tuscarora Nation, NY. Martin would take the lead on lap sixteen when then leader, Don Spatorico of Ransomville,suffered mechanical difficulties and headed pitside. Spatorico was attempting to put Andy Smith down a lap when Smith made contact with Spatorico. After enjoying much success in the Sportsman ranks, Spatorico was looking for his first win of 2016 and had a large lead at the time of the incident. “Spats” would never return after he want to the pits to check out the damage. Third was Steve Lewis Jr of Ransomville while points leader Matt Farnham of Tonawanda, NY was fourth. James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY was fifth. Chris Burek of Wilson, NY was sixth. Kevin Wills of Ransomville was seventh. Finishing eighth was Brett Senek followed by Brett Martin and Austin Susice.

Heat race winners were Greg Martin, Henry, Williams.

The Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock twenty lap feature started a season high twenty cars with Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY winning his second feature event of the season and also taking over the division points lead. Sawyer would take the lead after the drop of the green flag. On a lap three restart, Ryan Hoolihan of Sanborn would take over the lead. On lap five, the yellow would appear when Pat Dell of Niagara Falls, NY and three time winner Billy Bleich Jr of Port Robinson, Ontario came together on lap five. Bleich would have too much damage and have to retire to the pits. Dell would continue on. Jaren Israel of Wilson would take over the lead on the restart. Jaren would go out to a five car length lead while Sawyer was now in second. On a lap twelve restart, Hoolihan would slip by Sawyer for second and moved up to challenge Jaren. On lap seventeen, Jaren, would lose the handle in turn two giving the lead to the rookie Hoolihan. Just when it appeared as though the rookie had a great shot of getting that first big win, he would suffer a flat tire on the final circuit and drop back several positions. Sawyer would take over the lead and go on for the win. Mike Short enjoyed his best run of the season coming home in second. "Although there was a long delay to grade the track, it turned out awesome," commented Short on his social media page. "Great job by the track prep crew on taking the time to fix the surface."

Roger Israel of Wilson was third. Defending points champion Brandon Sherwood of Sanborn was fourth. Hoolihan ended up hanging on to finish fifth. Dell was sixth. Ricky Washburn of Ransomville was seventh while Brian Monahan also of Ransomville was eighth. Zachary George of Wilson was ninth and Joey Zimmerman also of Wilson was tenth.

Heat race winners were Hoolihan and Joey Zimmerman.

Chad Lederhouse of Ransomville also took his second victory of the season in the twelve lap Gippsters Collision main event. Lederhouse took the lead on a lap eleven restart from Anthony Guthrie of Niagara Falls, NY. Guthrie had a half straightaway while in the lead. Unfortunately for Guthrie, he didn’t get up to speed on a race restart and loss the top spot. With Lederhouse winning, Ashley Harbison of Ransomville was second. Third was Pat O’Keefe of Youngstown, NY while Brendon O’Keefe of Wilson was fourth and Steve Matson of Ransomville was fifth. Ryan Plante of Grand Island, NY was sixth. Anthony Hermanson of Niagara Falls, NY was seventh. Matt Hornquist of Tonawanda, NY was eighth. Rounding out the top ten were Mike Kramarz and Chuck Cala.

Heat race winners were Harbison and Guthrie.

In the fifteen lap Van Raine Construction Novice feature, Jonathan Reid of Lockport, NY won for the second time in 2016. Dustin Gorhan of Ransomville was second. Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY was third. Points leader Anthony Muscato also of Lockport was fourth. Darrell Borkenhagen of Sanborn was fifth. Chase Matteson of Wilson was sixth. Robbie Johnston was seventh. Justin McKay of North Tonawanda, NY was eighth. Bryan Harris of Newfane, NY was ninth. Tommy Lolomia Jr was tenth.

Heat race winners were Borkenhagen and Johnston.

In the twelve lap Four/Six Cylinder Enduro, the winner of the twelve lap main event was won by Austin Hauser of Lockport. Second was Cole Susice of Ransomville and Austin Hauser, also of Ransomville was third.

This Friday night, it will be a full card of racing with Moley Magnetics and Brad Angelo Lanes sponsoring the night’s activities.

 

KROWN UNDERCOATING 358 MODIFIEDS: PETE BICKNELL, Ryan Susice, Allan Wills, Chad Brachmann, Jeff McGinnis, Kenny Wills, Tommy Flannigan, Robbie Krull, Steve Schumacher, John Smith, Jim Zimmerman, Nick Joy, Scott George. Heat Winners: Robbie Krull, Pete Bicknell.

INVESTORS SERVICE COMPANY SPORTSMAN: GREG MARTIN, Mike Williams, Steve Lewis Jr, Matt Farnham, James Henry, Chris Burek, Kevin Wills, Brett Senck, Brett Martin, Austin Susice, Colton Chappius,Derrek Borkenhagen, Noah Walker, Jim Harbison, Don Spatorico, Zack Sam, Andrew Smith, Mark Potter, Dave DiPietro, Jesse Cotriss.  Heat Winners:  Greg Martin, James Henry, Mike Williams.

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS: CORY SAWYER, Mike Short, Roger Israel, Brandon Sherwood, Ryan Hoolihan, Pat Dell, Ricky Washburn, Brian Monahan, Zachary George, Joey Zimmerman, Chris Dziomba, Randy Zimmerman, Jaren Israel, Matt Tracey, Austin Hauser, Nate Zimmerman, Kyle Wendt, Billy Bleich Jr, Brett Rowles, Scott Soos.  Heat Winners:  Ryan Hoolihan, Joey Zimmerman.

GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR CYLINDERS: CHAD LEDERHOUSE, Ashley Harbison, Pat O’Keefe, Brendan O’Keefe, Steve Matson, Ryan Plante, Anthony Hermanson, Matt Hornquist, Mike Kramarz, Chuck Cala, Arthur Santangelo, Jose Torres, Anthony Guthrie, Kyle Doty, Mike Pauhl, Cole Susice, Ken Dillon.           Heat Winners: Ashley Harbison, Anthony Guthrie.

VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN: JONATHAN REID, Dustin Gorhan, Andrew Spurback, Anthony Muscoto, Darrell Borkenhagen, Chase Matteson, Robbie Johnson, Justin McKay, Bryan Harris, Tommy Lolonia Jr, Garrison Krentz, Cliff Gregg, Chris Miller, Tom Zimmerman.  Heat Winners:  Darrell Borkenhagen, Robbie Johnston.

4/6 CYLINDER ENDURO: AUSTIN HAUSER, Cole Susice, Austin Susice.

 

 

 

CHAD BRACHMANN WINS FIRST OF THE 2016 SEASON AT RANOMVILLE SPEEDWAY. MATT FARNHAM, JAREN ISRAEL, ANTHONY MUSCATO AND STEVE MATSON ALSO VISIT VICTORY LANE

 

 

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ Eight weeks into the 2016 season, Ransomville Speedway continues to be perfect with the weather. Last Friday night, the half mile oval drew another large crowd in the grandstands and a pit full of race cars. The nights’ activities were sponsored by Localedge, Scott Joy Trucking and Snyder Industries.

In the 30 lap Krown Undercoating 358 Modified feature, Chad Brachmann of Sanborn, NY won for the first time in 2016. With the victory, Brachmann stopped an unlucky streak of bad luck. The veteran took the lead when then leader Ryan Susice of Ransomville, broke on lap twenty retiring to the infield after taking over the lead on lap eleven. Brachmann and Phil Vigneri III both battled in the early stages for the top spot with Vigneri holding the preferred lane. Vigneri would take over the lead on lap three. On lap seven, the division point’s leader Erick Rudolph came to a stop on the front chute with a left rear tire going flat. He would then head to the pits for the change. Susice was now into third, behind Vigneri and Brachmann.

On a lap eleven restart, Vigneri chose the outside lane. Sudden disaster struck for the leader as he headed pitside with mechanical issues. Brachmann inherited the lead for a few laps prior to losing it to the defending points champion Ryan Susice. On a lap fifteen caution, it was noticeable that Susice was having rear end issues. He would soon retire for the night, giving the lead back to Brachmann. Pete Bicknell of St. Catharines, Ontario was now in second behind Brachmann. Tommy Flannigan, also of St. Catharines would soon pass Bicknell for second. He would finish 1. 869 seconds behind Brachmann at the finish. After his flat tire on lap seven, Erick Rudolph of Ransomville would come back to finish third. Rudolph will continue on to be the points leader going into this week’s action. Bicknell would finish fourth.

Fifth was Jeff McGinnis of Ransomville who was one of the fastest on the track when the checkered flag flew. Scott George of Wilson, NY was sixth and Scott Kerwin of Newfane, NY was seventh. Steve Schumacher of North Tonawanda, NY was eighth. Kenny Wills of Ransomville was ninth. Nick Joy of Medina, NY rounded out the top ten.

Heat race winners were Brachmann, Rudolph and Susice.

Matt Farnham of Tonawanda, NY won his second twenty-five lap Investors Service Company Sportsman main of the 2016 season. Farnham not only took the feature win, he took back the point’s lead. Matt would take the lead after a lap twelve restart from James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY. Farnham would quickly go out to a 1.8 second lead. When the checkered flew it was nearly five second advantage. Farnham is one of the youngest drivers in the class and has been impressive all season long.

Chris Burek of Wilson was third. Derrick Borkenhagen of Ransomville was fourth. Kevin Wills also of Ransomville was fifth. Brett Martin of Lockport, NY was sixth. Ransomville’s Jim Harbison was seventh. Jesse Cotriss of Medina was eighth. Don Spatarico of Ransomville was ninth. Mike Williams of the Tuscarora Nation, NY was tenth.

Heat race winners were Steve Lewis Jr, Henry and Farnham.


Jaren Israel of Wilson, NY won his first of the season in the twenty lap Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks. A late race battle between Israel, Billy Bleich Jr and Ryan Hoolihan kept fans on the edge of their seats as this division continues to provide excellent racing. The end result was Israel winning the battle over Bleich Jr of Port Robinson, Ontario. “I have to thank my crew and Pete Stefanski,” commented Israel in victory lane. “We’ve been battling this car for the first part of the season. It was working good tonight.” Hoolihan of Sanborn, NY finished third. Defending points champion Brandon Sherwood of Sanborn was fourth. Kyle Wendt of Ransomville was fifth. Pat Dell of Niagara Falls, NY was sixth. Roger Israel of Wilson was seventh. Mike Short of Tonawanda was eighth. Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY was ninth and Brian Monahan of was tenth.

Heat race winners were Jaren Israel and Joey Zimmerman of Wilson.


In the 12 lap Gippsters Collision feature, Steve Matson of Ransomville won his first of the 2016 season, taking the lead on a lap nine restart from Mike Pahl of Lockport, who had led from the drop of the green flag. Pahl would hold on for second. Mike Kramarz was third while Ashley Harbison of Ransomville was fourth. Point’s leader Cole Susice, also of Ransomville was fifth. Ryan Plante was sixth. Anthony Hermanson of Niagara Falls, NY was seventh. Brendon O’Keefe was eighth. Ransomville’s Chad Lederhouse was ninth. Chuck Cala rounded out the top ten.

Heat race winners were Matson and Mike Kramarz.

In the 15 lap Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman, Anthony Muscato of Lockport became the first two-time Van Raine Construction winner of the 2016 season.

Jonathan Reid of Lockport was an early race challenger to Muscato but would suffer mechanical issues and head pitside. Justin McKay of Tonawanda, NY finished second. Third was Darrell Borkenhagen of Sanborn, NY. Justin Gorhan of Ransomville was fourth. AJ Custodi of Lewiston was fifth. Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY was sixth. Garrison Krentz of Tonawanda was seventh. Bryan Harris of eighth. Reid was ninth. Tenth was Carl Inman of Eden, NY.

Heat race winners were Jonathan Reid and Justin McKay.

This Friday night, Krown Undercoating of Ransomville and Farmers Insurance of Lockport present a full car of racing along with a 4/6 cylinder Enduro and a GIGANTIC FIREWORKS DISPLAY. Pit gates will open at 5pm. The grandstands will open at 6pm.

 
KROWN UNDERCOATING 358 MODIFIEDS: CHAD BRACHMANN, Tommy Flannigan, Erick Rudolph, Pete Bicknell, Jeff McGinnis, Scott George, Scott Kerwin, Steve Schumacher, Kenny Wills, Nick Joy, Allan Wills, Rick Richner, John Smith, Jim Zimmerman, Ryan Susice, Phil Vigneri III, Russ Zimmerman, Robbie Krull. Heat Winners: Chad Brachmann, Erick Rudolph, Ryan Susice.

INVESTORS SERVICE COMPANY SPORTSMAN: MATT FARNHAM, James Henry, Derrick Borkenhagen, Kevin Wills, Brett Martin, Jim Harbison, Jesse Cottris, Don Spatarico, Mike Williams, Noah Walker, Brett Senek, Steve Lewis Jr, Austin Susice, Mark Potter, Greg Martin, Dan Michaud, Andy Smith, Kyle Inman, Dave DiPietro. Heat Winners: Steve Lewis Jr, James Henry, Matt Farnham.

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS: JAREN ISRAEL, Billy Bleich Jr, Ryan Hoolihan, Brandon Sherwood, Kyle Wendt, Pat Dell, Roger Israel, Mike Short, Cory Sawyer, Brian Monahan, Joey Zimmerman, Austin Hauser, Randy Zimmerman, Matt Tracey, Scott Soos, Chris Dziomba, Nate Zimmerman. Heat Winners: Joey Zimmerman, Jaren Israel.

GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR CYLINDERS: STEVE MATSON, Mike Pahl, Mike Kramarz, Ashley Harbison, Cole Susice, Ryan Plante, Anthony Hermanson, Brendan O’Keefe, Chad Lederhouse, Chuck Cala, Chris Leone, Rob Barry, Matt Hornquist, Pat O’Keefe, Ken Dillon, Arthur Santangelo, Kyle Doty, Anthony Guthrie, Dave Dussault. Heat Winners: Mike Kramarz, Steve Matson.

VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN: ANTHONY MUSCATO, Justin McKay, Darrell Borkenhagen, Dustin Gorhan, AJ Custodi, Andrew Spurback, Garrison Krentz, Bryan harris, Jonathan Reid, Carl Inman, Orval Harris, Robbie Johnston, Chase Johnston, Chase Matteson, Cliff Gregg. Heat Winners: Jonathan Reid, Justin McKay.
 


 

 

 

 

KENNY WILLS SCORES FIRST EVER 358 MODIFIED FEATURE AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY; KEVIN WILLS, PAT DELL,, CHAD LEDERHOUSE, AND AJ CUSTODI ALSO NOTCH WINS
 

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK The Wills family had a terrific night at Ransomville Speedway last Friday night with Kenny Wills winning his first career 30 lap Krown Undercoating 358 Modified feature. His uncle Kevin won his second of the season in the Investors Service Company Sportsman 25 lap feature. The night was sponsored by Niagara Hardwood and A-1 Landcare.

For Kenny Wills, it was something that many were waiting for as Kenny has been strong  throughout the 2016 season. Wills had a late race battle with multi-time Modified track champion Pete Bicknell of St. Catharines, Ontario, who tried to get under Wills several times only to see Kenny win the drag race. Current track points leader Erick Rudolph got into the fight looking for his third win of the season. In the end, it was Bicknell finishing second and Rudolph of Ransomville in third.

Kenny had a chance to see Kevin win by using the high groove. Kenny followed suit and stayed up high though much of the entire main event. On the final lap, Kenny went low on the track and was able to keep Bicknell and Rudolph behind him. Mike Bowman and Tommy Flannigan of St. Catharines finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Defending champion Ryan Susice of Ransomville was sixth. Rich Richner of Niagara Falls, NY was seventh followed by Jeff McGinnis of Ransomville eighth. Robbie Krull of Cambria, NY was ninth. John Smith of Niagara Falls, NY had his best run of the season with a tenth.

Heat race winners were Kenny Wills, Smith and Richner.

Kevin Wills, who lives right next to Ransomville Speedway, used the famous Ransomville Speedway moat to gain victory in the Investors Service Company Sportsman feature. It was the second time in three weeks that Kevin had been a winner at Ransomville Speedway.

Greg Martin of Wilson, NY led at the drop of the green flag. On lap nineteen, Wills would then pass Chris Burek of Wilson to take over second place off a restart, using the low side of the track. On lap twenty-five, Wills went down into the moat to take over the lead from Martin as the two crossed the start/finish line side by side.  Wills margin of victory was .008. Wills told the jam packed Ransomville Speedway crowd that he didn’t mind running up against the outside wall and he was successful in doing so. Wills is also the current Investors Service Company Sportsman points leader. Burek held on for third while Matt Farnham of Tonawanda. NY was fourth. Jesse Cotriss of Medina, NY was fifth. Steve Lewis Jr of Ransomville was sixth. Brett Senek and Don Spatorico, both of Ransomville were seventh and eighth, respectively. Mike Williams of the Tuscarora Nation, NY was ninth. Ransomville’s Jim Harbison was tenth.

Heat winners were Burek, Senek and Martin.

Pat Dell of Niagara Falls, NY won his first main event of the 2016 season in the 20 lap Ki-Po Chevrolet feature. Dell was the Ransomville Speedway 2013 Street Stock champion.

Dell took the lead on lap eleven and was able to maintain a five car length lead through the remainder of the event. Defending champion Brandon Sherwood of Sanborn, NY was second. Jaren Israel of Wilson was third followed by Kyle Wendt of Ransomville in fourth. Mike Short of Tonawanda, NY was fifth. Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY was sixth. Roger Israel of Wilson was seventh. Rounding out the top ten was Brian Monahan of Ransomville in eighth, Austin Hauser of Lockport in ninth and Chris Dziomba of North Tonawanda tenth. Three time feature winner Billy Bleich Jr of Port Robinson, Ontario was an early pit side observer after a mechanical issue dropped him out of the event.

The race team of Mike Short was the winner of the full fendered pit crew contest. Short is also the points leader in the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks.

Heat race winners were Billy Bleich Jr  and Jaren Israel.     

In the Gippsters Collision Four Cylinder twelve lap feature, Chad Lederhouse of Ransomville won his first of the season. Lederhouse would take the lead on lap nine. The event would go caution free. Ryan Plante of Grand Island, NY would finish second. Plante led the first lap while point leader Cole Susice of Ransomille was third. The top three ran away from the reminder of the field. Mike Kramarz was fourth. Ashley Harbison of Ransomville was fifth while defending points champion Chris Leone of Niagara Falls, NY was sixth. Pat O’Keefe of Youngstown, NY was seventh. Anthony Hermanson of Niagara Falls, NY was eighth while Steve Matson of Ransomville was ninth. Nick Ternowski of Lockport was tenth.

Heat race winners were Lederhouse and Pat O’Keefe.  

AJ Custodi of Lewiston, NY was a first time winner in the Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman fifteen lap feature. Custodi had a 1.4 second advantage over second place finisher Mark Loveland of Niagara Falls, NY at the finish line.

Lockport’s Jonathan Reid was third while Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY was fourth. Dustin Gorhan of Ransomville was fifth. Division points leader Anthony Muscato of Lockport was sixth. Chase Matteson of Wilson was seventh. Justin McKay of North Tonawanda, NY was eighth. Garrison Krantz of Tonawanda was ninth. Brandon Williams of Lewiston was tenth.

Heat race winners were Custodi and Gorhan.

This Friday night, Ransomville Speedway will be back in action with Localedge, Scott Joy Trucking and Snyder Industries presenting a five division program. Pit gates will open at 5pm while grandstand gates will swing open at 6pm.   

Ransomville Speedway once again gave out over $1000 in the 50/50 draw. That puts Ransomville Speedway over $10,000 in point fund money for it’s competitors.       
  

 

KROWN UNDERCOATING 358 MODIFIEDS: KENNY WILLS, Pete Bicknell, Erick Rudolph, Mike Bowman, Tommy Flannigan, Ryan Susice, Rick Richner, Jeff McGinnis, Robbie Krull, Nick Joy, John Smith, Allan Wills, Steve Schumacher, Russ Zimmerman, Jim Zimmerman, Chad Brachmann, Scott George, Phil Vigneri III. Heat Winners:  Kenny Wills, John Smith, Rick Richner

INVESTORS SERVICE COMPANY SPORTSMAN: KEVIN WILLS, Greg Martin, Chris Burek, Matt Farnham, Jesse Cotriss, Steve Lewis Jr, Brett Senek, Don Spatorico, Mike Williams, Jim Harbison, James Henry, Brett Martin, Noah Walker, Dave DiPietro, Derrick Borkenhagen, Andy Smith, Austin Susice. Heat Winners: Chris Burek, Brett Senek, Greg Martin.

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS: PAT DELL, Brandon Sherwood, Jaren Israel, Kyle Wendt, Mike Short, Cory Sawyer, Roger Israel, Brian Monahan, Austin Hauser, Chris Dziomba, Dave Stolzenburg, Scott Soos, Ryan Hoolihan, Shannon Baun, Zachary George, Joey Zimmerman, Billy Bleich Jr. Heat Winners: BillyBleich Jr, Jaren Israel.

GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR CYLINDERS: CHAD LEDERHOUSE, Ryan Plante, Cole Susice, Mike Kramarz, Ashley Harbison, Chris Lione, Pat O’Keefe, Anthony Hermanson, Steve Matson, Nick Tarnowski, Dave Dussault, Brandon O’Keefe, Matt Hornquist, Arthur Santangelo, Anthony Guthrie, Mike Paul. Heat Winners:Chad Lederhouse, Pat O’Keefe.

VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN: AJ CUSTODI, Mark Loveland, Jonathan Reid, Andrew Spurback, Dustin Gorhan, Anthony MUscato, Chases Matteson, Justin McKay, Garrison Krentz, Brandon Williams, Robbie Johnston, Chris Miller, Darrell Borkenhagen, Brian Harris. Heat Winners: AJ Custodi, Dustin Gorhan. 

 

 

TYLER McPHERSON GETS FIRST 358 MODIFIED WIN. ANTHONY MUSCATO ALSO GETS FIRST WIN. JESSE COTRISS AND COLE SUSICE REPEAT. KYLE WENDT  WINS FIRST OF THE SEASON

 

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ Tyler McPherson of St. Catharines, Ontario won his first  career 30 lap Krown Undercoating 358 Modified feature at Ransomville Speedway last Friday night. McPherson had been a past winner in a DIRTcar Sportsman Series event at Ransomville. A packed house watched the young driver take the lead on a lap nine restart. McPherson had to deal with fellow St. Catharines drivers Tommy Flannigan and Pete Bicknell on his way to victory, who finished second and third, respectively. Both Flannigan and Bicknell battled for the second place spot in the late stages of the main event. Current points leader Erick Rudolph put himself in position to challenge for the win and finished fourth. Mike Bowman of St. Catharines was fifth. Defending points champion Ryan Susice, also of Ransomville was sixth. Seventh was Nick Joy of Elba, NY, who led the early stages of the event. Scott George of Wilson, NY was eighth followed by Rick Richner of Niagara Falls, NY in ninth and Randy Chrysler of the Tuscarora Nation, NY in tenth.

Heat race winners were Pete Bicknell, Richner and Robbie Krull of Cambria, NY.

Ransomville Speedway once again played host to BlueCross and BlueShield of WNY's Labor Night at the Races to benefit the United Way. 

Jesse Cotriss of Medina, NY took the 25 lap Investors Service Company Sportsman feature. It was the second win for Cotriss in 2016. Cotriss would take the lead on the final lap, passing Derrick Borkenhagen of Ransomville, who started on the pole and had led the entire distance until Cotriss made his pass for the lead.

Kevin Wills of Ransomville had a good run and finished third.  Teenager Steve Lewis Jr also of Ransomville, ran well, picked up a fourth Chris Burek of Wilson was fiftg while Brett Senek of Ransomville was sixth. Mike Williams was seventh  James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY was eighth Henry had problems in pre race warmups and was able to get the issue under control for a respectable finish. Ninth was Brett Martin of Lockport, NY while Matt Farnham rounded out the top ten 

Heat race winners were Cotriss, Greg Martin of Wilson and Lewis.

In the 20 lap Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock feature, it was Kyle Wendt of Ransomville winning his first of the season. Wendt was declared the winner when original winner Billy Bleich Jr of Port Robinson, Ontario failed a post race inspection. Mike Short of Tonawanda was second. Wendt was the early race leader before Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY went by on lap twelve, following Sawyer was Bleich. Defending champion Brandon Sherwood of Sanborn was third follwed by Pat Dell of Niagara Falls in fourth and Sawyer in fifth. Roger Israel of Wilson was sixth. Austin Hauser of Lockport was seventh. Joey Zimmerman of Wilson was eighth. Jaren Israel also of Wilson was ninth and second generation driver Zachery George of Wilson rounded out the top ten.

Heat  race winners were Bleich, Jaren Israel and Brian Monahan of Ransomville.

Cole Susice of Ransomville continues to be impressive, winning for second time in 2016 in the twelve lap Gippsters Collision feature. Susice is just fifteen years old and came up through the Ransomville Speedway Thursday night go-kart program. 

Susice took the lead on a lap seven restart. Before the yellow came out, Pat O’Keefe of Youngstown, NY had just made a three car pass to take the lead. O’Keefe would hold on for second. Brendon O’Keefe of Wilson took third.  Anthony Hermanson was fourth and Anthony Guthrie was fifth, both of Niagara Falls, NY. Mike Kramarz, also Niagara Falls was sixth and Matt Hornquest of Tonawanda was seventh. Chad Lederhouse of Ransomville was eighth and Chuck Cala of Tonawanda was ninth. Dave Dussault of Niagara Falls, NY was tenth.

Heat races were captured by Brandon O’Keefe and Anthony Guthrie.

In the fifteen lap Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman feature, Anthony Muscato of Lockport won for the first time. Muscato took the lead on a lap two restart. Justin McKay of North Tonawanda challenged for the lead, but settled for the second place finish. Chase Matteson of Wilson had third and Ransomville’s Dustin Gorham was fourth. 

Tom Lomia was fifth. Sixth was Bryan Harris while Chris Miller of Olcott, NY took seventh. Robbie Johnston was eighth. Ninth was Lockport’s Jonathan Reid. AJ Custodi of Lewiston, NY.   

This Friday night, Niagara Hardwood an A-1 Lawncare will present a full program of racing and a full fendered pit crew contest. Pit gates will open at 5pm while the grandstands open at 6pm.                                                                                            
 


KROWN UNDERCOATING 358 MODIFIEDS: TYLER MACPHERSON, Tommy Flannigan, Pete Bicknell, Erick Rudolph, Mike Bowman, Ryan Susice, Nick Joy, Scott George, Rick Richner, Randy Chrysler, Scott Kerwin, Kenny Wills, Steve Schumacher, Phil Vigneri III, Rob Clarke, Scott Wood, John Smith, Alan Wills, Robbie Krull, Jim Zimmerman, Russ Zimmerman, Jeff McGinnis, Chad Brachman, Dave Flannigan. Heat Winners:  Pete Bicknell, Rick Richner, Robbie Krull.


INVESTORS SERVICE COMPANY SPORTSMAN: JESSE COTRISS, Derrick Borkenhagen, Kevin Wills, Steve Lewis Jr, Chris Burek, Brett Senek, Mike Williams, James Henry, Brett Martin, Matt Farnham, Dave Conant, Jim Harbison, Noah Walker, Austin Susice, Dave DiPietro, Zack Sam, Sean Letts, Don Spatorico.               Heat Winners:  Jesse Cotriss, Greg Martin, Steve Lewis Jr.
 

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS: KYLE WENDT, Mike Short, Brandon Sherwood, Pat Dell, Cory Sawyer, Roger Israel, Austin Hauser, Joey Zimmerman, Jaren Israel, Zachary George, Dave Stolzenburg, Matt Tracey, Ryan Hoolihan, Brian Monahan. Heat Winners: Brian Monahan, Jaren Israel, Billy Bleich Jr-dq’ed.
 

GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR CYLINDERS: COLE SUSICE, Pat O’Keefe, Brendon O’Keefe, Anthony Hermanson, Anthony Guthrie, Mike Kramarz, Matt Hornquist, Chad Lederhouse, Chuck Cala, Dave Dussault, Ashley Harbison, Steve Matson, Rob Berry, Mike Pahl, Ryan Plante. Heat Winners: Brendon O’Keefe, Anthony Guthrie.
 

VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN: ANTHONY MUSCATO, Justin McKay, Chase Matteson, Dustin Gorhan, Tom Lomia Jr, Bryan Harris, Chris Miller, Robbie Johnston, Jonathan Reid, AJ Custodi. Heat Winners: Robbie Johnston , Justin McKay.

 

 

CHUCK HEBING, BRETT MARTIN, CORY SAWYER, ANTHONY GUTHRIE AND CHASE MATTESON WIN AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY 

 


RANSOMVLLE, NEW YORK  It was another beautiful night of weather last Friday night with a huge crowd on hand at Ransomville Speedway. Johnston’s Restaurant and Just Signs sponsored the night’s activities. The Patriot Sprints made its’ first of two scheduled Ransomville Speedway 2016 appearances.  The 50/50 topped the $2000 mark!

Chuck Hebing of Ontario, NY won the 25 lap Patriot Sprint feature. For Hebing, it was his fourth career win at Ransomville Speedway. Hebing took the lead from Ransomville Speedway’s Krown Undercoating 358 Modified competitor Ryan Susice of Ransomville on lap eighteen. Susice has only had a handful of starts in 360 Sprint Cars and looked like a sure winner after taking the lead on lap six before Hebing made his winning move. Hebing is considered one of the more successful 360 Sprint drivers in North America.

Jared Zimbardi was third, after flipping over on his side in his heat race. Dane Lawrence was fourth while Steve Glover was fifth while Jonathan Preston was sixth. Tommy Wickham was an early leader and ended up against the outside wall on turn two while leading. He would go to the pits to change a tire and return to the racing surface. Wickham would finish seventh. Darryl Ruggles was eighth and Paul Habeck was ninth. Josh Azzi was tenth. 

Patriot Sprint heat winners were Susice, Hebing and Ruggles. Lawrence was the Dash winner.     

In the 25 lap Investors Service Company Sportsman Feature, Brett Martin of Lockport, NY won for the first time in 2016. Brett took over the lead after then leader Greg Martin was spun out by then second place runner Derrick Borkenhagen on lap 17, who would then be sent to the pits for the remainder of the race. Both Kevin Wills and point’s leader Matt Farnham would also be involved in the mishap after they tried to avoid the accident. Both Greg Martin and Wills would not return to the race. The event was caution filled. 

Greg Martin was the quickest on the track before the incident. He took over the lead on lap five. In the end, it was Brett Martin holding off Austin Susice of Ransomville. Brett Senek, also of Ransomville was third while Jesse Cotriss of Medina, NY came back from an early race visit to the pits to change a flat tire to pick up fourth. James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY was fift while Steve Lewis Jr of Ransomville was sixth. Mike Williams of the Tuscarora Nation, NY was seventh. Eighth was Jim Harbison of Ransomville and Dan Michaud of Medina was ninth. Tenth was Noah Walker of North Tonawanda.


Heat race winners were Chris Burek of Wilson, Senek and Greg Martin.     


In the 20 lap Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks feature, it had been several years since Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY had entered victory lane. Last Friday night, Sawyer did it by beating three time 2016 winner Billy Bleich Jr of Port Robinson, Ontario. Sawyer beat Bleich by five care lengths at the finish line. Sawyer is a 1996 Ransomville Speedway Street Stock champion. 

Sawyer would take the lead on a lap five restart with Bleich following him into second. Bleich would have several caution periods to restart on Sawyer’s back bumper. However, this time Bleich would have to settle for the second place position at the finish. Third place was taken by defending champion Brandon Sherwood of Sanborn, NY. Fourth was Mike Short of Tonawanda, NY and fifth was Jaren Israel of Wilson, NY. Ryan Hoolihan of Sanborn was sixth. Roger Israel of Wilson finished seventh. Early leader Kyle Wendt of Ransomville was eighth and Joey Zimmerman of Wilson was ninth. Brian Monahan of Ransomville was tenth. Chris Dziomba hit the fourth turn wall on lap one, Chris would walk away from the damaged car to a awaiting medical personel.  

Heat race winners were Kyle Wendt and Jaren Israel.      

Anthony Guthrie of Niagara Falls, NY won for the second time in 2016 in the twelve lap Gippsters Collision Four Banger feature. Guthrie had to hold off Cole Susice of Ransomville. 

Guthrie took the lead on a lap seven restart. While both Guthrie and Susice battled for the lead, both came together on the final lap. Susice would hang on for second. Third was Nick Tarnowski of Ransomville while Mike Pahl of Lockport, NY was fourth. Fifth was Steve Matson of Ransomville. Chuck Cala  was sixth Pat O’Keefe of Youngstown, NY was seventh. Chad Desso of Wilson was eighth. Key McPherson of Lockport was ninth in his first ever Ransomville Speedway appearance. Rounding out the top ten was Brandon O’Keefe of Wilson. 

Heat race winners were Brandon O’Keefe and Chad Lederhouse of Ransomville.

In the 12 lap Van Raine Construction feature, Chase Matteson of Wilson on his first career stock car event. Matteson would take the lead on lap three. Matteson would maintain at least a half straightaway lead for much of the race. The previous week’s winner Jonathan Reid of Lockport finished second. Third was Dustin Gorhan of Ransomville and Darrell Borkenhagen of Sanborn was fourth. Justin McKay of North Tonawanda, NY was fifth. Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY was sixth. Chris Miller of Olcott, NY was seventh. Eighth was Robbie Johnston and Garrison Krentz of Tonawanda was tenth.

Heat race winners were AJ Custodi and Justin McKay.    

 

PATRIOT SPRINTS_ CHUCK HEBING, Ryan Susice, Jared Zambardi, Dane Lorenc, Steve Glover, Jonathan Preston, Tommy Wickham, Darryl Ruggles, Paul Habeck, Josh Azzi, Steven Hutchinson, Pete Richerdson, Dave Just, Steve Collins, Tyler Graves, Dan Bennent, Dan Kuhn, Stan Zanchin, Jerey Barnard. Heat Winners: Chuck Hebing, Darrel Ruggles, Ryan Suscie. Dash Winner-Dane Lorenc.


INVESTORS SERVICE COMPANY SPORTSMAN_BRETT MARTIN, Austin Suscie, Brett Senek, Jesse Cotriss, James Henry, Steve Lewis Jr, Mike Williams, Jim Harbison, Dan Machaud, Noah Walker, Sandy Pembleton, Greg Martin, Chris Burek, Matt Farnham, Kevin Wilson, Sean Letts, Dave DiPietro, Derrick Borkenhagen. Heat Winners: Greg Martin, Chris Burek, Brett Senek.


KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS_ CORY SAWYER, Billy Bleich Jr, Brandon Sherwood, Mike Short, Jaren Israel, Ryan Holihan, Roger Israel, Kyle Wendt, Joey Zimmerman, Brian Monahan, Austin Hauser, Scott Soos, Matt Tracey, Zachary George, Randy Zimmerman, Pat Dell, Chris Dziomba. Heat Winners: Kyle Wendt, Jeren Israel.


GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR BANGERS_ANTHONY GUTHRIE, Cole Susice, Nick Tarnowski, Mike Pahl, Steve Matson, Chuck Cala, Pat O’Keefe, Chad Desso, Key McPherson, Brandon O’Keefe, Mike Kramarz, Dave Dussault, Jose Torres, Ashley Harbison, Matt Hornquest, Ryan Plante, Chad Lederhouse, Orval Harris. Heat Winners: Brandon O’Keefe, Chad Lederhouse.


VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN_CHASE MATTISON, Jonathan Reid, Dustin Gorhan, Darrell Borkenhagen, Justin McKay, Andrew Spurback, Chris Miller, Robbie Johnson, Brandon Williams, Garrison Muscato, Anthony Muscato, Mark Loveland, AJ Custodi. Heat Winners: AJ Custodi, Justin McKay.

 

 

 

 

ERICK RUDOLPH WINS RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY DIRTCAR 358 MODIFIED SERIES EVENT; KEVIN WILLS AND CHRIS LEONE ALSO WIN

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ After a two year absence, the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series returned to Ransomville Speedway last Monday night. It also marked the return of Memorial Day racing at Ransomville Speedway. Sponsors Budweiser and Wendt’s Propane were on hand in the track’s VIP Towers.

Erick Rudolph of Ransomville, NY has nearly been unstoppable at Ransomville Speedway coming into the DIRTcar 358 Modified Series event, winning twice at the tricky half-mile previously. Erick won the 75 lap event, beating a stellar field of 358 Modifieds. Rudolph is also the current Krown Undercoating 358 Modified point’s leader. The win also gave Erick his second straight DIRTcar 358 Modified Series victory. The top runners had to endure heavy lapped traffic late in the race, Rudolph used the traffic to his advantage.

Rudolph started sixth after a pre race draw. Pete Bicknell drew the pole position and led the first thirty nine laps. Lap forty found Rudolph taking over the point position.  Rudolph would go out to half second advantage over Bicknell and was clearly the fastest driver on the track. Danny Johnson, who started to 12th started to show his power at the front of the field moving into second after a lap 51 restart.

Johnson would take over the second place position ahead of Bicknell soon after lap 58 restart. However, Rudolph was just too fast and would be the class of the field. With five laps to go, the lenders would hit another stretch of lapped traffic. When it was over, Rudolph was 4.440 seconds quicker than Johnson. Bicknell held on for third while Scott Kerwin finished fourth. Gary Lindburg was fifth followed by Scott George in sixth. Ryan Susice was seventh. Chad Brachmann was eighth and Robbie Krull was ninth. Rounding out the top ten was Tommy Flannigan.

Heat race winners were Kenny Wills, Gary Lindberg and Rudolph. Wills set fast time in pre race time trials with a 17.294 second lap speed.            

“The car started out slow tonight,” said Erick in victory lane. “We were later able to find a line out here. Our crew did a great job getting this car ready to race.”

Erick drove the Bicknell built owned Rob Clark.

“I would like to thank my team for getting this car ready,” said Johnson, who suffered engine problems in previous days. “The track was really good tonight.”

Bicknell was happy with third place finish. “It was nice to see all Bicknell cars in the top three.”

In the 25 lap Investors Service Company Sportsman feature, Kevin Wills of Ransomville, NY won his first of the 2016 season, leading the entire distance.

“The track was great tonight,” said a happy Wills afterwards.

Wills would beat second place finisher James Henry to the finish line by nearly four seconds. The best battle of night may have been between Henry and third place finisher Matt Farnham, who eventually beat Farnham by two seconds for the runnerup position. Farnham was a winner last Friday night at Ransomville Speedway.  Wills had the fastest lap in the race at 18.661 seconds.

Heat race winners were Mike Williams, Brett Senek and Wills.     

In the 12 lap Gippsters Collision Four Banger feature, Chris Leone of Niagara Falls, NY won for the second time in 2016. Leone also won on opening day. Leone took the lead on lap six and held off second place finisher Mike Pahl, who led the race until Leone took over the top spot. Third was Pat O’Keefe and Cole Susice was fourth and Steve Matson was fifth. Anthony Guthrie was sixth. Matt Hornquist was seventh followed by Dave Dussault in eighth who had to pit earlier to change a tire. Rounding out the top ten was Chad Lederhouse and Orval Harris.

Heat race winners were Lederhouse and Ashley Harbison.   

RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY RESULTS-May 30, 2016

Super DIRTcar 358 Modified Series time results: Kenny Wills 17.294, Erick Rudolph 17.440, Gary Lindburg 17.584, Scott Kerwin 17.605, Danny Johnson 17.658, Ryan Susice 17.664, Chad Brachmann 17.674, Pete Bicknell 17.686, Tyler McPherson 17.720, Jeff McGinnis 17.720, Rick Richner 17.757, Randy Chrysler 17.767, Mike Bowman 17.808, Robbie Krull 17.851, Joey Ladouceur 17.859, Lance Willix 17.918, Scott George 17.925, Michael Maresca 17.950, Todd Gordon 17.968, Nick Joy 18.073, Allan Wills 18.156, John Smith 18.227, Phil Vigneri III 18.350, Steve Schumacher 18.376, Jim Zimmerman 18.844, Russ Zimmerman 19.523, Dave Flannigan Jr-No time, Tommy Flannigan-No time.

Super DIRTcar 358 Modified Series (75)_ERICK RUDOLPH, Danny Johnson, Pete Bicknell, Scott Kerwin, Gary Lindberg, Scott George, Ryan Suscie, Chad Brachmann, Robbie Krull, Tommy Flannigan, Mike Bowman, Allan Wills, Lance Willix, Randy Chrysler, Phil Vigneri III, Rich Richner, Kenny Wills, Steve Schumacher, Joey Ladouceur, Michel Maresca, Dave Flannigan Jr, Nick Joy, Tyler McPherson, Todd Gordon, John Smith, Jim Zimmerman, Jeff McGinnis, Russ Zimmerman. Heat Winners: Kenny Wills, Gary Lindberg, Erick Rudolph.

Investors Service Company Sportsman (25)_KEVIN WILLS, James Henry, Matt Farnham, Sandy Pembleton, Mike Williams, Greg Martin, Steve Lewis Jr, Dave DiPietro, Derrick Borkenhagen, Don Spatorico, Austin Susice, Jesse Cotriss, Sean Letts, AJ Custodi, Chris Burek, Noah Walker, Billy Coleman, Brett Senek, Brett Martin. Heat Winners: Brett Senek, Mike Williams, Kevin Wills.

Gippsters Collision Four Bangers (12)_ CHRIS LEONE, Mike Pahl, Pat O’Keefe, Steve Matson, Anthony Guthrie, Matt Hornquist, Dave Dussault, Chad Lederhouse, Orval Harris, Ashley Harbison, Mike Kramarz, Matt Foster, Ryan Plante, Anthony Hermanson, Jose Torres. Heat Winners: Chad Lederhouse, Ashley Harbison.  

Bangers and Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman. Pit gates will open at 5pm while the grandstands will open at 6pm. The first heat race will be on the track at 7:15pm. Warm-ups will begin at 6:45pm.

 

 

 

 

RYAN SUSCIE,  MATT FARNHAM, BILLY BLEICH JR, JOSE TORRES  AND JONATHAN REID
WIN AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY 



RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK _With summer temperatures finally in the air, Ransomville Speedway enjoyed a great night of racing. Sponsoring the evening’s activities was the Sanborn Historical Society.  The UAW 774 and Snyder Industries also hosted events for their employees at the speedway. Race fans were also treated to an autograph session at intermission. Ransomville Speedway set aside a moment of silence or Sid Jeffery, who had passed away earlier in the day. Sid was a past competitor at Ransomville Speedway. Several of his family members have also been drivers at Ransomville Speedway.

Ryan Susice of Ransomville, NY won his first of the season in the 30 lap Krown Undercoating 358 Modified feature with a battle with fellow Ransomville resident Erick Rudolph as the two going through late race lapped traffic without problems.

“I’ve never been a big fan of lapped traffic,” said Ryan afterwards, who is the defending Ransomville Speedway 358 Modified champion. “But I really loved it tonight.”

Susice took the lead on lap seven from then leader rookie Allan Wills of Ransomville. Susice enjoyed a lead of 1.2 seconds. Rudolph climbed into second on lap twelve and would put on a great show with Susice for the large crowd on hand.

Susice would finish 0.331 seconds ahead of Rudolph at the line. Rudolph is the current Krown Undercoating 358 Modified point’s leader. Rudolph was driving the family owned Bicknell chassis after driving the Rob Clark owned car to two Ransomville Speedway victories this season.

Getting third was Tyler McPherson of St. Catharines, Ontario while Robbie Krull of Cambria, NY was fourth. What a difference a week makes for both McPherson and Krull who had to drive Sportsman cars in the feature two weeks ago to pick up valuable points after problems with each of their 358 modifieds occurred. Wills ended up fifth after leading the first six laps. Pete Bicknell of St. Catherines was sixth while Todd Gordon, also of St. Catherines was seventh. Jeff McGinnis of Ransomville was eighth and John Smith of Niagara Falls, NY and Tommy Flannigan of St. Catharines rounded out the top ten.

Krown Undercoating 358 Modified heat race winners were Susice, Rudolph and Krull.

Matt Farnham of Tonawanda won his second career Ransomville Speedway Investors Service Company Sportsman feature. Farnham took the lead on a lap eleven restart and would enjoy a half straightaway lead on the remainder of the field. Brett Senek of Ransomville was now second with Chris Burek of Wilson third. Kevin Wills of Ransomville was now fourth. Wills would later slip by Burek, but Burek would stay on the back bumper of Wills. When the checkered flag flew at the end of the 25 lap feature, it would be Senek, Wills and Greg Martin of Ransomville rounding out the top five behind Farnham. 

Fifth was Derrick Borkenhagen of Ransomville. Seventh was James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY while Jesse Cotriss of Medina, NY was eighth. Mike Williams of the Tuscarora Nation, NY was ninth. Steve Lewis Jr led from lap two until lap eleven when Farnham too the lead, finished tenth.

Heat race winners were Lewis and Dave DiPietro Jr.             

Billy Bleich Jr of Port Robinson, Ontario won for the third time in 2016 in the 20 lap Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks feature. Bleich took the lead on lap six and continues his strong start to the 2016 Ransomville Speedway season “Showtime” Jaren Israel of Wilson, NY led the first six laps before Bleich took over the top spot. In the end, it was Bleich holding off a very determined Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY by a car length at the finish line. Ryan Houlihan of Sanborn, NY was third and had one of his better efforts of the 2016 season. Mike Short of Tonawanda, NY was fourth while Pat Dell of Niagara Falls, NY was fifth. Defending points champion Brandon Sherwood of Sanborn, NY was sixth. Jaren Israel was seventh and Austin Hauser of Lockport was eighth. Joey Zimmerman of Wilson was ninth with his dad Randy rounding out the top ten.

Heat race winners were Pat Dell and Jaren Israel. 

In the twelve lap Gippsters Collision feature, Jose Torres of Niagara Falls, NY won for the first time in 2016. Torres made his return to Ransomville Speedway a few weeks after taking two years off spending time with a new home and his family.

Mike Pahl of Lockport, NY led the first three laps. Torres was the polesitter and took over the lead on a lap five restart. With Pahl now second, another story was coming up on the half-mile racing surface with previous week winner Cole Susice,who was now in fifth after starting fifteenth. Susice would move up to second, driving side by side with Torres. In the end, it Torres with Susice of Ransomville finishing second.

Mike Pahl came home third with Pat O’Keefe of Youngstown, NY finishing fourth. Defending champion Chris Leone of Niagara Falls, NY was fifth. Mike Kramarz was sixth followed by Ashley Harbison of Ransomville in seventh. Chad Lederhouse of Ransomville was eighth. Ryan Plante of Grand Island, NY was ninth and Steve Matson of Ransomville was tenth.

Heat race winners were Pat O’Keefe and Mike Pahl.

Jonathan Reid of Lockport, NY won the fifteen lap Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman feature. Two weeks ago, Reid was leading the main event when he was involved in an accident on the final lap. Reid led the entire distance winning by 3.126 seconds over second place finisher Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY. Darrell Borkenhagen of Sanborn, NY was third and was the heat race winner. Anthony Muscato of Lockport was fourth. Justin McKay of North Tonawanda, NY was fifth. Chase Matteson of Wilson was sixth. Rounding out the top ten was AJ Costodi of Lewiston, NY; Robbie Johnston and Garrison Krentz. Reid moved over from the asphalt after spending several years in the Ranomville Speedway go-kart program.
Ransomville Speedway Results-May 27, 2016
KROWN UNDERCOATING 358 MODIFIEDS: RYAN SUSICE, Erick Rudolph, Tyler McPherson, Robbie Krull, Allan Wills, Pete Bicknell, Todd Gordon, Jeff McGinnis, John Smith, Tommy Flannigan, Mike Bowman, Rick Richner, James Sweeting, Phil Vigneri III, Jim Zimmerman, Kenny Wills, Russ Zimmerman, Nick Joy, Dave Flannigan Jr.
 

INVESTORS SERVICE COMPANY SPORTSMAN: MATT FARNHAM, Brett Senek, Kevin Wills, Chris Burek, Greg Martin, Derrick Borkenhagen, James Henry, Jesse Cotriss, Mike Williams, Steve Lewis Jr, Brett Martin, Austin Susice, Dan Heschke, Dave DiPetro Jr, Jim Harbison,  Randy Pembleton. Heat Winners: Dave DiPetro Jr, Steve Lewis Jr.   


KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS:  BILLY BLEICH JR, Cory Sawyer, Ryan Houlihan, Mike Short, Pat Dell, Brandon Sherwood, Jaren Israel, Austin Hauser, Joey Zimmerman, Randy Zimmerman, Scott Soos, Roger Israel, Brian Monahan, Matt Tracey, Chris Dziomba, Don Spellman, Kyle Wendt.       Heat Winners: Jaren Israel, Pat Dell. 


GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR BANGERS: JOSE TORRES, Cole Susice, Mike Pahl, Pat O’Keefe, Chris Leone, Mike Kramarz, Ashley Harbison, Chad Lederhouse, Ryan Plante, Steve Matson, Branden O’Keefe, Matt Hornquist, Matt Foster, Nick Tarnowski, Dave Dussault, Rob Berry, Orval Harris, Chuck Cala, Anthony Guthrie. Heat Winners: Pat O’Keefe, Mike Pahl.


VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN: JONATHAN REID, Andrew Spurback, Darrell Borkenhagen, Anthony Muscato, Justin McKay, Chase Matteson, AJ Custodi, Mark Loveland, Brandon Michaud, Dustin Gorhan, Robbie Johnston, Garrison Krentz. Heat Winner: Justin McKay, Jonathan Reid.  


 

 

 

RUDOLPH REPEATS IN THE KROWN UNDERCOATING 358 MODIFIEDS. JESSE COTRISS, BRANDON SHERWOOD VICTORIOUS,  COLE SUSICE AND DUSTIN GORHAN ARE FIRST TIME WINNERS AT RANSOMILLE SPEEDWAY

 

Ransomville, New York_ On a another beautiful night for racing with Ransomville Speedway getting week three of the 2016 season in the books and a pit area loaded with ninety-three race cars. The night was sponsored by Sunset Bar & Grill and Hy-Tech Concrete. Ransomville Speedway put on some exciting racing for another jam packed grandstand. The eighteen Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks in the pit area was the highest number the facility has seen in two years, with their division having a re-birth in 2016.

 Erick Rudolph of Ransomville won for the second time this season in the 30 lap Krown Undercoating 358 Modified feature. Once in the lead Rudolph was incredibly fast. Erick would take the lead after a lap 20 yellow restart. Once again, Rudolph was driving the Rob Clark owned Bicknell chassis. Rudolph came into the night as the division points leader.

 Mike Bowman of St. Catharines, Ontario was the early race leader and was fast. Bowman has been extremely unlucky at Ransomville Speedway in 2016, who also had the lead the previous week until having problems. Bowman would hang on for second after a late race battle with Tommy Flannigan, also of St. Catharines, who ended up third. Jeff McGinnis of Ransomville was fourth at the end. Defending track champion Ryan Susice of Ransomville was fifth. Pete Bicknell of St. Cathaines was sixth after putting his self-built chassis on it’s roof the previous week. Sanborn, NY’s Chad Brachmann was seventh. Kenny Wills of Ransomville was eighth. Rounding out the top ten was Scott George of Wilson, NY and Phil Vigneri III of Elba, NY.

 The heat race winners were Dave Flannigan Jr of St. Catharines, Ryan Suscie and Mike Bowman.

 Jesse Cotriss of Medina, NY won for the first time this season in the 25 lap Investors Service Company Sportsman feature. Jesse would take the lead after a lap four restart. Under the checkered flag he was better than four seconds faster than second place finisher Matt Farnham of Tonawanda, NY, who is the current points leader. Sandy Pembleton of Lewiston, NY actually crossed the finish line in second place but was disqualified in a post race inspection.  The event started twenty-three competitors.

 Polesitter Chris Burek of Wilson led the feature until Cotriss made his winning move. Finishing third was Burek. James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY was fourth. Ransomville’s Kevin Wills rounded out the top five. Teenager Steve Lewis Jr of Ransomville continues to be impressive with a sixth place finish. Billy Coleman of Ransomville was seventh. Derrick Borkenhagen and Brett Senek, both of Ransomville were ninth and tenth, respectively.

 Cottris, Borkenhagen and Senek were heat winners in the Investors Service Company Sportsman division.

 In the 15 lap Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock feature, defending champion Brandon Sherwood of Sanborn, NY got into victory lane breaking the two race winning streak of Billy Bleich Jr. Sherwood has had problems in his first two weeks and finally broke through last Friday. Pat Dell of Niagara Falls, NY was second after a battle with third place finisher Bleich of Port Robinson, Ontario.  Ryan Houlihan of Sanborn was fourth, who had a great battle with Wilson’s Jaren Israel earlier in the race. Jaren was fifth at the finish. Roger Isreal, also of Wilson, was sixth. Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY was seventh. Kyle Wendt of Ransomille was eighth. Ninth was Randy Zimmerman of Wilson and ninth was Austin Hauser of Lockport, NY.

 Cole Susice of Ransomville was a first time winner in the 12 lap Gippsters Collision Four Banger divison feature. Susice is in his second season in the class. Susice took the lead after a lap three restart from then leader Dave Dessault of Niagara Falls, NY. Susice looked like a veteran on the half-mile racing surface and was the class of the nineteen car field. Finishing second was Ryan Plante of Grand Island, NY. Third was the previous week’s winner Anthony Guthrie of Niagara Falls, NY. Fifth was defending champion Chris Leone, also of Niagara Falls, NY. Pat O’Keefe of Youngstown was sixth. Rounding out the top ten was Chad Lederhouse and Steve Matson, both of Ransomville. Matson was making his return after an accident two weeks ago which kept him out of the race car until last Friday. Lederhouse rebounded from an early race roll over

 In the twelve lap Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman  feature, second generation driver Dustin Gorhan of Ransomville won his first career stock car event.

 In a late race mishap that involved the top three drivers which resulted in then leader Jonathan Reid of Lockport going head first into the turn three wall. Reid had led the main event from the start after a pole postion start. Both Gorhan and Reid started in Ransomville Speedway’s Thursday night’s go-kart program. Finishing second was Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY followed by Anthony Muscato of Lockport. Darrell Borkenhagen of Sanborn was fourth. Justin McKay of North Tonawanda, NY was fifth. AJ Custodi of Lewiston, NY was sixth. Reid would take home a seventh place finish. Chase Matteson of Wilson was eighth and Cliff Gregg III of Ransomville was ninth and Brandon Michaud of Medina tenth

 Heat race winners were Matteson and Reid.

 The winner of the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks Mechanic’s race was Jason Davidson

 This Friday night racing starts at 7:15pm with a full pit of racing activities. Pit gates will open at 5pm and Grandstand gates will open at 6pm. The night will be sponsored by the Sanborn Historical Society.  Ransomville Speedway will also mark the return of Memorial Day racing, on Monday, May 30th with the Super DIRTcar 358 Modified Series going 75 laps. The Investors Service Company Sportsman, Gippsters Collision Four Bangers and FIREWORKS!!!

 KROWN UNDERCOATING 358 MODIFIEDS:  ERICK RUDOLPH, Mike Bowman, Tommy Flannigan, Jeff McGinnis, Ryan Susice, Pete Bicknell, Chad Brachmann, Kenny Wills, Scott George, Phil Vigneri III, John Smith, Allan Wills, Jim Zimmerman, Dave Flannigan Jr, Nick Joy, Russ Zimmerman, Steve Schumacher, Tyler McPherson and Robbie Krull. Heat Winners: Dave Flannigan Jr, Ryan Susice and Mike Bowman.

 INVESTORS SERVICE COMPANY SPORTSMAN: JESSE COTRISS,  Matt Farnham, Chris Burek, James Henry, Kevin Wills, Steve Lewis, Billy colman, Derrick Borkenhagen, Brett Senek, Dan Heschke, Mike Williams, Austin Susice, Brett Martin, Zach Sam, Dan Michaud, Greg Martin, Jim Harbison, John Conklin, Dave Conant, Dave DiPetro, Sandy Pembleton-diqualified. Heat Winners: Jesse Cotriss, Derrick Borkenhagen, Brett Senek,

 KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS: BRANDON SHERWOOD, Pat Dell, Billy Bleich Jr, Ryan Hoolihan, Jaren Israel, Cory Sawyer, Kyle Wendt, Randy Zimmerman, Austin Hauser, Mike Short, Zachary George, Chrid Dziomba, Matt Tracey, Joey Zimmerman, Scott Soos, Dave Stolzenburg, Brian Monahan.        Heat Winners: Jaren Israel, Billy Bleich Jr. 

 GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR BANGERS: COLE SUSICE, Ryan Plante, Anthony Guthrie, Chris Leone, Pat O’Keefe, Chuck Cela, Chad Lederhouse, Steve Matson, Brendon O’Keefe, Orval Harris, Nick Tarnowski, Mike Kramarz, Mike Paul, Dave Dussault, Ashley Harbison, Matt Hornquest, Anthony Hermanson, Joes Torres, James Pula. Heat Winners: Mike Kramarz, Ashley Harbison, 

 VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN : DUSTIN GORHAN, Andrew Sperback, Anthony Muscato, Darrell Borkenhagen, Justin McKay, AJ Custodi, Jonathan Reid, Chase Mattison, Cliff Gregg, Brandon Michaud, Robbie Johnson, Chris Miller, Garrison Krantz, Brandon Williams. Heat Winners: Chase Matteson, Jonathan Reid.

 

 

 

 

 

SCOTT KERWIN, GREG MARTIN, BILLY BLEICH JR, ANTHONY GUTHRIE AND BRANDON WILLIAMS WIN AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY

RANSOMILLE, NEW YORK_ With rain all around the region, Ransomville Speedway was spared any weather issues last Friday night. Johnston’s Restaurant sponsored the night’s activities along with Martin’s Fantasy Island.

In the 30 lap Krown Undercoating 358 Modified feature, Scott Kerwin of Newfane, NY won his first of the season. Piloting his BCL owned Troyer chasis, Kerwin took over the lead on lap fifteen when then leader Mike Bowman of St. Catharines, Ontario broke. Kerwin would move into second after a lap eleven restart and stayed with Bowman until he fell out of the race. Kerwin was strong aboard his Blue Cross and Blue Shield of WNY/NMCC sponsored #7k and praised the speedway for the resurfacing efforts made as of late.

After that, the best battle on the track was for second place with Erick Rudolph of Ransomville and Tommy Flannigan of St. Catharines, Ontario with Rudolph finally taking home the runner-up position. The race was marred by a flip into the infamous Ransomville Speedway moat by multi-time track champion Pete Bicknell of St. Catharines on lap eight. Bicknell would remove himself from his car while still on its’ roof and waved to the crowd as he left the racing surface. Rudolph, who won the feature the previous week was in a different Bicknell chassis owned by Rob Clark of Georgetown, Ontario. The 62 driven week one suffered engine woes prompting the car change to the 19c. Flannigan would finish third. Jeff McGinnis of Ransomville would finish fourth followed by Kenny Wills, also of Ransomville. Scott George of Wilson, NY was sixth followed by Ryan Susice of Ransomville, who was involved in a spinning incident earlier in the race. Phil Vigneri III of Elba, NY got his second consecutive top ten finish and Scott Wood of St. Catharines rounded out the top ten.

Heat race winners were Flannigan, Bowman and Robby Krull of Cambria, NY.

Greg Martin of Ransomville won the 25 lap Investors Service Company Sportsman feature, Greg would lead the entire distance. Greg was strong and moved his way through lapped traffic quickly and was 1.451 seconds better than second place finisher Brett Martin of Lockport, NY. Brett would challenge Greg several times during the event. Brett seemed better in the corners. Greg started on the pole position. Greg was better in the end of the race aboard his NYDKS sponsored #4 and that was the difference.

James Henry of Niagara Falls, NY was third while Jesse Cotriss of Medina, NY was fourth followed by Mike Williams of Tuscarora Nation, NY in fifth. Kevin Wills of Ransomville was sixth. Matt Farnham of Tonawanda, NY was seventh followed by Sandy Pembelton of Lewiston, NY in eighth. Ninth was Brett Senek of Ransomille and Steve Lewis Jr also of Ransomville was tenth.

Heat race winners were Cotriss and Greg Martin.

In the fifteen lap Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock feature, it was Billy Bleich Jr of Port Robinson, Ontario winning for the second consecutive week. Cory Sawyer of Niagara Falls, NY had the lead in the early stages. Sawyer a past Ransomville Speedway Street Stock champion, made his return to racing after several years in retirement, he would also win a heat race. Bleich would pressure Sawyer from the inside lane. Bleich finally took over the top spot on lap fifteen after Sawyer bobbled on the back stretch. The battle on the track was now for third with Pat Dell of Niagara Falls, NY holding off Mike Short of Tonawanda, NY at the finish. Fifth was defending champion Brandon Sherwood of Sanborn, NY while Joey Zimmerman of Wilson, NY was sixth. Chris Dziomba of North Tonawanda, NY was seventh. Austin Hauser of Lockport was eight. Rounding out the top ten was Wilson’s Roger Israel and Jaren Israel, also of Wilson. Randy Zimmerman also of Wilson took a heat race win.

In the twelve lap Gippsters Collision feature, Anthony Guthrie of Niagara Falls, NY took his first ever Ransomville Speedway feature win leading the entire distance. Guthrie was powerful on the recently resurfaced half-mile Ransomville Speedway, holding a full straightaway lead for much of the race. “I’ve been trying for a while to get this,” said Guthrie afterwards. “The car was so amazing tonight.”



Ryan Plante rebounded from a previous week roll-over to finish in the runner up position. Fellow Ransomville, NY driver Chad Lederhouse finished in third followed by Mike Kramarz and Ashley Harbison.

In the 12 lap Van Raine Construction feature, Brandon Williams of Lewiston won his first career open wheel event at Ransomville Speedway. Williams would take over the lead on lap six when then leader Chris Matteson would spin himself out on turn two. Anthony Mascoto of Lockport finished second while AJ Custodi of Lewiston was third. Matteson of Wilson would come back to finish fourth. Former Ransomville Speedway go-kart champion Jonathan Reid of Lockport was fifth. Justin McKay of North Tonawanda was sixth. Darrel Borkenhagen of Sanborn was seventh. Andrew Spurback of Niagara Falls, NY was eighth. Cliff Gregg of Ransomville was ninth and Brandon Michaud of Medina was tenth. Rounding out the field in eleventh was Robby Johnston. Matteson was the heat race winner.

Terry Rutland of Ransomville won the One-on One Spectator event.

This Friday night Sunset Bar and Grill and Hy-Tech Concrete will sponsor a full program of racing. Grandstand gates will open at 6 pm with the pit gates opening at 5 pm.

RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS May 13, 2016

KROWN UNDERCOATING 358 MODIFIEDS_ SCOTT KERWIN, Erick Rudolph, Tommy Flannigan, Jeff McGinnis, Kenny Wills, Scott George, Ryan Susice, Phil Vigneri II, Scott Wood, Robbie Krull, John Smith, Dave Flannigan Jr, Jim Zimmerman, Allan Wills, Nick Joy, Russ Zimmerman, Steve Schumacher, Mike Bowman, Tyler McPherson, Rick Richner, Pete Bicknell. HEATS: Tommy Flannigan, Mike Bowman, Robby Krull.

INVESTORS SERVICE COMPANY SPORTSMAN_GREG MARTIN, Brett Martin, James Henry, Jesse Cotriss, Mike Williams, Kevin Wills, Matt Farnham, Sandy Pembleton, Brett Senek, Steve Lewis Jr, Billy Coleman, Derrick Brokenhagen, Jim Harbison, Dave DePietro II, Austin Susice, Noah Walker, Chris Burek.HEATS: Greg Martin, Jesse Cotriss.

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS_ BILLY BLEICH JR, Cory Sawyer, Pat Dell, Mike Short, Brandon Sherwood, Joey Zimmerman, Chris Dziombia, Austin Hauser, Roger Israel, Jaren Israel, Randy Zimmerman, Zachary George, Brian Monahan. HEATS: Randy Zimmerman, Cory Sawyer.

GIPPSTERS COLLISION FOUR CYLINDERS_ ANTHONY GUTHRIE, Ryan Plante, Chad Leaderhouse, Mike Kramarz, Ashley Harbison, Mike Pahl, Dave Dussault, Brandon O’Keefe. Jose Torres, Anthony Hermanson, Matt Hornquist, Orval Harris, Cole Susice and Pat O’Keefe. HEATS: Ryan Plante, Anthony Guthrie.

VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN_BRANDON WILLIAMS, Anthony Muscato, AJ Custodi, Chase Matteson, Jonathan Reid, Justin McKay, Darrell Borkenhagen, Andrew Spurback, Cliff Gregg, Brandon Michaud, Robby Johnston. HEAT: Chase Matteson.
 

 

ERICK RUDOLPH, ANDY SMITH, CHRIS LEONE, BILLY BLEICH AND DARREL BORKENHAGEN OPEN RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY 59TH SEASON WITH VICTORIES

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ Ransomville Speedway opened its gates for its 59th season last Friday night with a large grandstand crowd. The pit area was also loaded down with 100 race cars as the weather cooperated with some great racing as the Atwal family legacy began at Ransomville Speedway. The Atwal family purchased the speedway during the past off-season. The Atwal’s are the fourth different owner of the Ransomville Speedway. The night was sponsored VP Small Engine Fuels.     

Twenty-eight Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds took the green flag for the 30 lap feature, Erick Rudolph of Ransomville started the 2016 Ransomville Speedway season in dominate fashion. Erick had a great move on lap two, going from third into the lead. Erick had to wait it out though several cautions going on to the victory. After each of the restarts, Rudolph was able put the Rob Clark owned Bicknell chassis way out in front. His final run around the newly surfaced Ransomville Speedway was 0.586 better than Bicknell at the finish line.  

Pete Bicknell of St Catharines, Ontario finished second while Gary Lindburg of Ridgeway, Ontario was third. He was followed by defending track Modified champion Ryan Susice in fourth. Jeff McGinnis was fifth, both from Ransomville. Randy Chrysler of the Tuscarora Nation, NY was sixth, Todd Gordon of St. Catharines, Ontario finished seventh, Rick Richner of Niagara Falls, NY was eighth.  Scott George of Wilson, NY was ninth and Phil Vigneri III of Elba, NY was tenth.

Danny Johnson and Tommy Flannigan were involved in an lap nine accident that took both drivers out of the race. 

Heat race winners were Rudolph, Johnson and Kenny Wills. Pre race time trials set up the heat race lineups. Tommy Flannigan and Randy Chrysler were the two drivers who were the quickest. Ransomville Speedway officials started all 28 drivers in the pit area.  By virtue of setting fast time – Tommy Flannigan was awarded a full barrel of VP Racing Fuels.

In the 25 lap Investors Service Company Sportsman feature, Andy Smith of Lockport, NY led the entire event after starting on the pole position. Like Rudolph, Smith was on his “A” game and had to endure several caution periods. The Sportsman heat races were also set up by time trials. Smith and defending co-champion Cody McPherson was quickest on the half-mile. Smith also won a full barrel of VP Racing Fuels.

McPherson had problems throughout the night and finished far back of the pack. Matt Farnham of Tonawanda, NY was second while Sandy Pembleton of Niagara Falls, NY was third. Fourth was Derrick Borkenhagen and Brett Senek was fifth, both of Ransomville. Sixth was Kevin Wills and Steve Lewis Jr  was seventh, both also from Ransomville. Noah Walker of North Tonawanda, NY was eighth. Jim Harbison of Ransomville was ninth. Dan Michaud of Medina, NY was tenth.  The event was marred by a red flag on lap 11.  Contact up front sent Jesse Cotriss around – James Henry and Brett Martin were collected.  All drivers were ok but their racers suffered substantial damage.

Heat race winners were Greg Martin, Senek and James Henry,

Henry challenged Smith for the lead several times. Smith was just to quick for the twenty-two other starters.

Billy Bleich Jr of St. Catharines, Ontario won his second career Ransomville Speedway Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock feature. The last time Bleich had won at Ransomville Speedway before last Friday was in 2014. Bleich took the lead at the start of the twelve lap main event. He led the entire distance. Mike Short of Tonawanda, NY made Bleich work for it. Short would finish second and was right on the back bumper of Bleich as the two crossed the finish line.

Ryan Houlihan was third followed by Kyle Wendt in fourth. Roger Isreal of Wilson, NY was fifth, who came out of retirement. Roger was the 2006 Street Stock champion. Sixth was Pat Dell. The racing grandfather Randy Zimmerman was seventh. Austin Hauser of Lockport was eighth. Rounding out the top ten was Chris Dziomba of North Tonawanda, NY and Jaren Isreal of Wilson.

Heat race winners were Kyle Wendt and Bleich.     

Defending Gippsters Collision champion Chris Leone of Niagara Falls, NY took the lead at the drop of the green and went on to win the twelve lap feature. The yellow came out on lap two. Leone chose the outside lane on the restart. The red flag came out a lap later when Steve Matson went on his roof, Matson was able to climb out his race car. Several cars were involved in the incident, but nobody was injured. On the restart, Leone would continue to lead. Leone chose the outside lane on the restart and led the field to the checked flag.

Second was Cole Susice of Ransomville, finished second and came back from earlier accident. Dave Dussault of Niagara Falls, NY was third. Mike Kramarz also of Niagara Falls, NY was fourth. Chuck Cala of Tonawanda, NY was fifth. Mike Pahl of Lockport, NY was sixth. Brandon O’Keefe of Wilson was seventh. Rounding out the top ten was Ashley Harbison of Ransomville, Chad Leaderhouse of Ransomville and Pat O’Keefe of Youngstown, NY.

Heat winners were Leone and Steve Matson.    

Darryl Borkenhagen of Sanborn, NY captured the win in the Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman main.  Borkenhagen would take the lead away from Anthony Muscato and maintain it the remaining distance. In his first open wheel start at the Big R – Justin McKay would have a strong showing coming home in third.  Brandon Michaud and AJ Custodi rounded out the top five.  Heat winners were Borkenhagen and Muscato.  A total of twelve competitors were on hand.

This Friday night, it will be a regular program of racing with the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Investors Service Company Sportsman, Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippsters Four Bangers and the Van Raine Construction Novice Sportsman will be in action, starting at 7:15pm. Grandstand gates will open at 6pm. The pit gates will open at 5pm. Johnston’s Restaurant will be the presenting sponsor. Martin’s Fantasy Island will also sponsor the night’s activities.

Ransomville Speedway  Race Results for Friday, May 6th

KROWN UNDERCOATING 358 MODFIEDS (30 Laps): ERICK RUDOLPH,  Pete Bicknell, Gary Lindberg, Ryan Susice, Jeff McGinnis, Randy Chrysler, Todd Gordon, Rick Richner, Scott George, Phil Vigneri III, Dave Flannigan, Scott Kerwin, Chad Brachmann, Robbie Krull, Chris Steele, Nick Joy, Kenny Wills, Steve Schumacher, John Smith, James Sweeting, Jim Zimmerman, Tommy Flannigan, Danny Johnson, James Friesen, Tyler McPherson, Russ Zimmerman.  Allan Wills-DNS. Fast time: Tommy Flannigan   Heat Winners: Erick Rudolph, Danny Johnson, Kenny Wills.

INVESTORS SERVICE COMPANY SPORTSMAN (25 Laps): ANDY SMITH, Matt Farnham, Sandy Pembleton, Derrick Borkenhagen, Brett Senek, Kevin Wills, Steve Lewis Jr, Noah Walker, Jim Harbison, Dan Michaud, Chris Burek, John Conklin, James Henry, Jesse Cotriss, Don Spatarico, Sean Letts, Dave DiPietro. Fast time: Andy Smith   Heat Winners: Greg Martin, James Henry, Brett Senck.

KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCKS (20 Laps):  Billy Bleich Jr, Mike Short, Ryan Houlihan, Kyle Wendt, Roger Israel, Pat Dell, Randy Zimmeman, Austin Hauser, Chris Dziomba, Jaren Israel, Brian Monahan, Joey Zimmerman, Cory Sawyer. Heat Winners: Kyle Wendt, Billy Bleich Jr.

GIPPSTERS FOUR BANGERS(12 Laps):  CHRIS LEONE, Cole Susice,  Dave Dussault, Mike Kramarz, Chuck Cala, Mike Pahl, Brendan O’Keefe, James Pula, Rob Berry, Bobby Lynn Spillman, Steve Matson, Don Hermanson, Ryan Plante, Orval Harris, Anthony Guthrie, Don Spillman. Heat Winners: Chris Leone, Steve Matson.

VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION NOVICE SPORTSMAN (12 Laps): Darryl Borkenhagen, Anthony Muscato, Justin McKay, Brandon Michaud, AJ Custodi, Jonathan Reid, Chase Mattison, Brandon Williams, Robbie Johnson, Dustin Gorhan, Chris Miller. Heat Winners: Darrell Borkenhagen, Anthony Muscato

 

 

 

 

                       

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