Mike Marlar Wins World of Outlaw Late Model Return to Ransomville
Pete Bicknell Triumphs over Modified field; Chris Burek Scores Sportsman Win
 

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY (June 15, 2018) “The Winfield Warrior” Mike Marlar was the big winner on Friday night in front of a packed grandstands at the Ransomville Speedway as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models made the much-anticipated return in the 50-lap A-Main presented by Busch Beer, Stirling Lubricants, Champion Oil, and Kubiniec Plumbing. For the third time in 2018, 13-time Krown Undercoating 358 Modified track champion “Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell from St. Catharines, Ontario celebrated in victory lane. Wilson, NY’s Chris Burek was the sixth different winner in six races in the Investors Service Sportsman division. For Burek, it was his first win of the season.

Tyler Erb and Brandon Sheppard brought the “Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet”, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models to the green flag for their 50-lap A-Main with Erb showing the way early over Sheppard and David Breazeale. Chris Madden would move into third on lap one with Devin Moran racing in fourth. Erb and Sheppard would pull away from Madden as the leaders hit lap traffic on lap 10. Sheppard would look underneath Erb for the lead on lap 12 with Sheppard taking over the lead. While going through lap traffic, the leaders put on a battle for the ages with Sheppard clearing Erb for good on lap 13. Chris Madden would chase down Erb and the duo would battle for second place. Madden would take over second on lap 22. Tyler Erb hit the turn one wall to bring out the races first caution on lap 23. On the restart, Sheppard would pull way with Madden, Chase Junghans, and Chub Frank racing inside the top four. Chub would take third away on lap 24 and would challenge Madden for second at the halfway mark. Fast-Timer Mike Marlar would pass Frank for third with 20 laps remaining. Marlar would take second away from Madden on the inside of turn two on lap 34 and would start to go after race leader Sheppard. Marlar would catch Sheppard and the duo would battle for the lead with a dozen laps remaining. Marlar would take the lead with 11 laps remaining. Brent Larson would come to a stop in the moat to bring out the caution with 10 laps remaining. Sheppard would look underneath Marlar with nine laps to go but Marlar would hold off the challenge. Marlar would go on to score his second series win of the season.

Gary Lindberg and Ryan Susice were on the front row for the 30-lap main event for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds with Susice taking the lead off turn two to complete lap one. Pete Bicknell quickly moved into third place on lap two and would go after Lindberg for second. Susice would pull away from the field as the leaders would hit lap traffic by the races 1/3rd mark. Susice would come to a stop with nine laps to go after going up in smoke down the front stretch, giving the lead to Lindberg. The restart would see Lindberg jump out of line, giving the lead to Bicknell over Chad Brachmann. Steve Lewis Jr came to a stop entering turn one to bring out the caution with seven laps remaining. The restart would see Brachmann challenge Bicknell on the outside and then would cross lanes but “Mr. Small Block” would keep the lead. Bicknell would hold off Brachmann and Rick Richner to earn his third win of the season.

Dave DiPietro and Kyle Wendt shared the front row for the 25-lap feature event for the Investors Service Sportsman with DiPietro showing the way from his pole position over Wendt, Cameron Tuttle, Derek Wagner, and Darrell Borkenhagen racing inside the top five. Justin McKay spun, in turn, two with David Fingerlow spinning to avoid McKay to bring out the races first caution on lap five. DiPietro would have a good launch off the restart, but the caution would immediately come back out with Kyle Wendt spinning in turn one. Cam Tuttle would take the lead off the restart on lap six and teammate Chris Burek would take over second place and would battle with Tuttle for the lead. Burek would take the lead away on lap nine, as Derek Wagner raced from third place with DiPietro and Andrew Smith racing in the top five. Wagner would pass Tuttle on the main straightaway to move into second place on lap 10. Brett Senek would enter the top five at the halfway mark after battling with DiPietro for several circuits. Justin McKay’s trouble would continue after losing the left-front tire in turn four on lap 14 to bring out the caution. The mid-race restart would see Burek in the lead as Andrew Smith caught Derek Wagner for second place. Smith would pass Wagner with seven laps remaining to move into the runner-up position and would begin his chase of race leader Burek.

NEWS AND NOTES: 57 cars signed in pitside for the three-division card. Billy Moyer’s time of 17.432sec back in 2005 was shattered by the 18 of the 19 Outlaws in attendance. Mike Marlar shattered the track record with a time of 15.740sec. (84.625mph)

Rutland-Corwin Funeral Home will present the racing action next Friday night, June 22. The Modifieds and Sportsman will be joined by the Street Stocks, 4 Bangers, and Novice Sportsman. Also on the card will be the popular bicycle race during intermission. Pit gates open at 5pm, with grandstands opening at 6pm, and the first green flag of the night set to wave at 7:15pm.

RACE RESULTS –BUSCH BEER NIGHT SUMMARY

World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models A-Main (50 Laps): MIKE MARLAR, Brandon Sheppard, Chase Junghans, Shane Clanton, Chris Madden, Chub Frank, Rick Eckert, Devin Moran, Max Blair, David Breazeale, Morgan Bagley, Dan Stone, Brent Larson, Chris Ferguson, Zack Carley, Bob Dorman, Tyler Erb, Boom Briggs, Dave DuBois

Qualifying Heat Race Winners: Brandon Sheppard, Tyler Erb, David Breazeale

Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds: PETE BICKNELL, Chad Brachmann, Rick Richner, Scott Kerwin, Jeff McGinnis, Allan Wills, Gary Lindberg, Kenny Wills, Mike Williams, Greg Martin, Jesse Cotriss, Steve Lewis Jr, Ryan Susice, Tommy Flannigan, Russ Zimmerman, John Smith Did Not Start: James Sweeting

Qualifying Winners: Scott Kerwin, Ryan Susice, Tommy Flannigan

Investors Service Sportsman: CHRIS BUREK, Andrew Smith, Derek Wagner, Brett Senek, James Henry, Cameron Tuttle, Dave DiPietro, Kevin Wills, AJ Custodi, Darrell Borkenhagen, Garrison Krentz, Anthony Muscato, Robbie Johnston, Vince Fargnoli, David Fingerlow, Noah Walker, Justin McKay, Austin Susice, Billy Coleman, Kyle Wendt, Derrick Borkenhagen

Qualifying Winners: Dave DiPietro, Kyle Wendt, Brett Senek
 

 

 

 

“Mr. Small Block” Wins Second Modified Main at Ransomville in 2018

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY (June 8, 2018) 13-time Krown Undercoating Modified track champion “Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell from St. Catharines, Ontario earned his second feature win of the 2018 season as BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, and the Niagara-Orleans Labor Council AFL/CIO presented the 10th annual Labor Night at the Races presented by Garrison Krentz from North Tonawanda, NY scored his first career Investors Service Sportsman feature. Chris Dziomba from North Tonawanda, NY scored his second KiPo Chevrolet Street Stock feature of the season. Chad Desso from Wilson, NY earned his first feature of the season in the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers. Orval Harris from Ransomville, NY scored his first career Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature win.

Jeff McGinnis and Jesse Cotriss shared the front row in the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds feature event with Allan Wills inheriting the lead after McGinnis and Cotriss hooked crash bars going into turn three. Greg Martin would take the lead away as Rick Richner raced in second. Off a lap five restart, Martin would continue to show the way over Richner and Pete Bicknell, with Ryan Susice and Erick Rudolph racing inside the top five. The top five would pull away from the rest of the field as Richner continued to challenge Martin for the lead. Richner would take the lead from Martin on lap 17 and Bicknell would move into second. “Mr. Small Block” would battle with Richner for the lead with Bicknell taking the lead on lap 20, with Susice and Rudolph getting past Martin to move into third and fourth respectively. The two veterans would hit lap traffic in the late going, just as John Smith and Steve Lewis Jr got together to bring out the caution. Off the restart, Bicknell would lead as “The Ransomville Renegade” Ryan Susice would move into second place, but it was Bicknell earning his second feature of the season by .044 seconds over Susice. Erick Rudolph, Richner, and Greg Martin would complete the top five.

Kyle Wendt and Dustin Gorhan were on the front row for the Investor’s Service Sportsman feature with Gorhan taking over the lead. Battles were happening all over the speedway including a four-wide battle mid-pack with James Henry, Austin Susice, Derek Wagner, and Robbie Johnston. Chris Burek would pass polesitter Kyle Wendt to take over third place on lap seven. The top three of Gorhan, Krentz, and Burek would catch each other on lap 16. AJ Custodi came to a stop in turn two to bring out the caution on lap 17 after suffering front-end damage. The late-race restart would see Krentz taking over the lead as Burek would take over second place. Krentz would go on to score his first career Investors Service Sportsman victory.

Bryce Richardson and Chris Dziomba led the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks to the green flag for their 20-lap feature event with Dziomba jumping into the lead. Cory Sawyer would challenge Richardson for second as race leader Dziomba opened his lead. Pat Dell would spin in turn one to bring out the races first caution on lap seven. On the restart, Dziomba would once again show the way as Richardson was holding off the advances of Sawyer, Mike Kramarz, and Jaren Israel. Sawyer and Richardson would battle for second, just as Israel, Kramarz, and Stefanski would battle for fourth place for several circuits. Dziomba would win his second feature of the season in a runaway. Richardson, Sawyer, Kramarz, and Israel would complete the top five.

Brandon Potter and Chad Desso were on the front row for the 15-lap Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers feature with Desso taking the lead from the drop of the green flag. Desso would pull away from the field to earn his first victory of the season. Nick Tarnowski would finish in second with Matt Hornquist, Brandon Potter, and Cole Susice completing the top five.

Orval Harris and Brian Monahan brought the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman to the green flag for their 15-lap feature event and it was Harris leading the opening circuit. Qualifying heat race winner Bubby Pawlak would take second away from Monahan on lap two. Harris would pull away from the field over Pawlak and David Fingerlow at the races halfway mark. Harris would lead all 15 circuits to score his first career Novice Sportsman feature win.

NEWS AND NOTES: 73 cars signed in pitside. The pit crew of Modified pilot Rick Richner was victorious in the annual Open-Wheel Pit Crew Contest. For the win, Richner received a brand-new Hoosier Racing Tire.

“The most powerful Late Models on the Planet”, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models will be making their anticipated return to Ransomville next Friday, June 15 presented by Busch Beer. The Krown Undercoating Modifieds and Investors Service Sportsman will round out the racing card. Pit gates will open at 2 pm, grandstands at 4 pm, and hot laps beginning at 6:45 pm. Admission is $30 presale and $35 at the gates. Presale tickets are still available by calling 1-844-DIRT-TIX or by going online to www.woolms.com/tickets and click on Ransomville Speedway.

RACE RESULTS –BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF WNY PRESENTS LABOR NIGHT AT THE RACES SUMMARY

Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds: PETE BICKNELL, Ryan Susice, Erick Rudolph, Rick Richner, Greg Martin, Chad Brachmann, Matt Farnham, Allan Wills, Jeff McGinnis, Scott Kerwin, Jesse Cotriss, Kenny Wills, James Sweeting, Steve Lewis Jr, Mike Williams, John Smith, Steve Schumacher, Tommy Flannigan

Qualifying Winners: Greg Martin, Jesse Cotriss, Allan Wills


Investors Service Sportsman: GARRISON KRENTZ, Chris Burek, James Henry, Dustin Gorhan, Brett Senek, Derrick Borkenhagen, Austin Susice, Andy Smith, Derek Wagner, Kyle Wendt, Justin McKay, Robbie Johnston, Kevin Wills, AJ Custodi, Dave DiPietro, Zack Sam, Cameron Tuttle, Darrell Borkenhagen

Qualifying Winners: Kyle Wendt, Dave DiPietro, James Henry

KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: CHRIS DZIOMBA, Bryce Richardson, Cory Sawyer, Mike Kramarz, Jaren Israel, Pete Stefanski, Pat Dell, Brandon Sherwood, James Thompson, Pat O’Keefe, Jordan Moden, Jim Coble, Dan Korpanty, Ken Camidge, Matt Tracy, Joey Zimmerman, Randy Zimmerman

Qualifying Winners: Mike Kramarz, Bryce Richardson

Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers: CHAD DESSO, Nick Tarnowski, Matt Hornquist, Brandon Potter, Cole Susice, Anthony Hermanson, Ryan Plante, Ashley Blech, Brandon Close, Drew Westmoreland, Steve Matson

Qualifying Winners: Brandon Potter, Cole Susice

Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: ORVAL HARRIS, Bubby Pawlak, David Fingerlow, Ken Washburn, Cody, Brian Harris, Mike Martin, Brian Monahan Jr, DJ Gardner

Qualifying Winners: Bubby Pawlak, Ken Washburn
 

 

 

 

 

Cobra Strikes at Ransomville; Claims Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main

 

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY (June 1, 2018) For the sixth time in his career, “The Cobra” Chuck Hebing from Ontario, NY was victorious after the Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main as A-Verdi Storage Containers, All Metal Works, Certo Brothers Distributing, and Just Signs & Designs presented the racing action at the Ransomville Speedway. “The Flyin’ Farmer” Kevin Wills from Ransomville, NY held off Jonathan Reid to claim his first Investors Service Sportsman feature of the season. Ken Camidge from Niagara Falls, NY went from 15th to first to win his first KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks feature of the season. Cole Susice from Ransomville, NY won his first Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers feature of the year. Cody Wolfe from Appleton, NY won his second Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature of the season.

Josh Azzi and Jim Porter led the field of Patriot Sprint Tour to the green flag for their 25-lap A-Main with Azzi in the lead with Lockport resident Dan Bennett taking over second with Porter, Wickham and Kyle Drum racing inside the top five at the end of the first circuit. Dan Bennett would take the lead away on lap two with Kyle Drum taking over second place. Off a lap three restart, Kyle Drum would look to the outside of Bennett for the lead as “The Cobra” Chuck Hebing quickly moved into the third position and then would take second away and then take over the lead on lap five. Hebing quickly pulled away from Bennett, Drum, Azzi and Tommy Wickham. The yellow would come back out on lap 10 as Steve Glover spun in turn two. The lap ten restart would once again see Hebing pull away from the field. Drum would pass Bennett off turn four on lap 11 to take over the runner-up spot and would start to go after the leader. Hebing would lead 20 of the 25 circuits to score his sixth A-Main feature in his career at the Big R.

“The Flyin’ Farmer” Kevin Wills and Garrison Krentz were on the field of Investor’s Service Sportsman feature event with Wills showing the way with Jonathan Reid taking over second and going after Wills for the lead. A major pileup occurred prior to halfway, taking out Cameron Tuttle, Dustin Gorhan, and Dave DiPietro. All three drivers were alert and talking to track officials. Once the field went back under the green flag, Wills and Reid would exchange the lead several times with Wills grabbing the lead and holding off Reid by a ½ car length to grab the win.

Qualifying heat winners Joey Zimmerman and Bryce Richardson brought the field of KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks to the green flag for their 20-lap feature with Zimmerman pulling away from the field early on. Brandon Sherwood, celebrating his birthday, quickly worked his way into the second position and would take the lead on lap three with two-time feature winner Pete Stefanski working his way up to second place. On a lap six restart, Stefanski would have issues and would hit the turn one wall after contact with Jaren Israel. Stefanski’s night would come to an end after going off behind the tow truck. On the restart, Sherwood would continue to show the way as Ken Camidge worked his way through the field. Camidge would take the lead from Sherwood late in the event and would lead the final few circuits to earn the victory.

Brandon Close and Cole Susice were on the front row for the 15-lap Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers feature with Susice showing the way. Ashley Blech would take the lead away from Susice after a lap three restart and the lead duo would check out on the field. Susice would regain the lead past the halfway mark and would hold off a hard-charging Matt Hornquist to score his first win of the season.

Brian Monahan and Ken Washburn shared the front row for the 15-lap main event for the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman with Monahan grabbing the lead. Monahan would lead for much of the distance until a late caution bunched the field back up. The late-race restart would see Cody Wolfe get past Monahan and would hold off Monahan to score his second win of the season.

NEWS AND NOTES: 79 cars signed in pitside for the second consecutive week. The Patriot Sprint Tour made their 18th appearance at the Big R, with the first coming in 2003. Coming up in two weeks is the anticipated return of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models. Presale tickets are still available by contacting 1-844-DIRT-TIX. Suite rentals are also available for events throughout the season. Whether it is a company outing, graduation party, family reunion, bachelor or bachelorette party, a night in the Busch Beer VIP Tower is perfect. Contact the speedway office at (716), 791-3602 and get your suite today!

Ransomville will be back in action on Friday, June 8 as it is the 10th Annual Labor Night at the Races presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY in conjunction with the AFL/CIO Niagara-Orleans Central Labor Council to benefit the United Way Serving Niagara County. A full card of Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, 4 Bangers, and Novice Sportsman will be on the card.

RACE RESULTS –A-VERDI STORAGE CONTAINERS & ALL METAL WORKS NIGHT SUMMARY

Patriot Sprint Tour: CHUCK HEBING, Kyle Drum, Paulie Colagiovanni, Scott Kreutter, Dan Bennett, Tommy Wickham, Josh Azzi, Jordan Thomas, Darryl Ruggles, Derek Jonathan, Alysha Bay, Jim Porter, Steve Glover, Pete Richardson, Scott Goodrich, Brad Knab, Jeremy Barnard, Steve Hutchinson Jr, Dave Just, Scott Just

Qualifying Winners: Chuck Hebing, Tommy Wickham, Josh Azzi

Dash 4 Cash Winner: Paulie Colagiovanni



Investors Service Sportsman: KEVIN WILLS, Jonathan Reid, Andy Smith, Brett Senek, Derek Wagner, Garrison Krentz, Austin Susice, James Henry, Justin McKay, AJ Custodi, Darrell Borkenhagen, Dave DiPietro, Cameron Tuttle, Dustin Gorhan, Derek Borkenhagen, Robbie Johnston, Ed Cain, Chris Burek, Kyle Wendt

Qualifying Winners: Kevin Wills, Garrison Krentz, Dave DiPietro



KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: KEN CAMIDGE, Brandon Sherwood, James Thompson, Jordan Moden, Pat O’Keefe, Casey Jonathan, Jim Coble, Jaren Israel, Randy Zimmerman, Cory Sawyer, Bryce Richardson, Mike Kramarz, Joey Zimmerman, Pete Stefanski, Matt Tracey, Pat Dell Did Not Start: Chris Dziomba

Qualifying Winners: Joey Zimmerman, Bryce Richardson



Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers: COLE SUSICE, Matt Hornquist, Ashley Blech, Anthony Hermanson, Ryan Plante, Nick Tarnowski, Steve Matson, Brandon Potter, Chad Desso, Dave Dusseault, Drew Westmoreland, Brandon Close

Qualifying Winners: Cole Susice, Matt Hornquist



Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: CODY WOLFE, Brian Monahan, Bubby Pawlak, Rob Sauder, Kenny Washburn, Orval Harris, David Fingerlow, Gerald Poole, Dan Gardner, Mark Harsch

Qualifying Winners: Brian Monahan Jr, Bubby Pawlak
 

 

 

 

“The Tornado” Banks $2,000 at Ransomville Modified Special
 

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY (May 25, 2018) “The Tornado” Tommy Flannigan from St. Catharines, Ontario was victorious and scored $2,000 for his efforts after winning the 40-lap special for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds this past Friday night at the Ransomville Speedway as Snyder Industries presented the racing program. “Oh Henry” James Henry from Niagara Falls, NY won his first Investors Service Sportsman feature of the season. Pete Stefanski from Wheatfield, NY won his second straight main event in the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks. Second-generation driver Matt Hornquist from Eden, NY won his first feature of the season in the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers. David Fingerlow from North Tonawanda, NY would score his second consecutive victory in the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman.

Qualifying heat winners Allan Wills and the “Tornado” Tommy Flannigan led the field of Krown Undercoating Modifieds to the green flag for their 40-lap special with Wills in the lead. Working their way through the field early on were Ryan Susice, Erick Rudolph, and “The Doctor” Danny Johnson. Mike Williams spun in turn four to bring out the races’ first caution. The yellow flag would immediately fly just one lap later as Kenny Wills spun, in turn, one and John Smith making contact. On the restart, Flannigan would take the lead, just as Rudolph and Susice would go three wide with Jeff McGinnis to move into the top five. Susice would pass Greg Martin to move into fourth place on lap 15, just as Rudolph would reel in Allan Wills for second place. Rudolph would take over second on lap 17 and would set his sights on race leader Flannigan. Susice would pass Wills to move into third place with 14 laps remaining. While the leader was in lap traffic, Rudolph would reel in the leader in the closing laps and went three wide with a lap car heading to the checkered flag, but it was Flannigan getting the win.

After a pair of cautions that plagued the start of the main event for the Investors Service Sportsman, “Oh Henry” James Henry would pull away from Robbie Johnston, Dustin Gorhan, Derrick Borkenhagen, and Jonathan Reid in the 25-lap feature go. Borkenhagen would battle with Gorhan for third as point’s leader Brett Senek would reel in Reid for fifth place. Henry would stretch his lead by a full-straightaway over Johnston at the halfway mark. “Oh Henry” would hit lap traffic with 10 laps remaining and he would go on to score the win, his first of the season, making it the third different winner in the division.

Pat Dell and the “Racing Grandpa” Randy Zimmerman led the field of KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks to the green flag for their feature event with Dell in the lead over “Showtime” Jaren Israel. The lead trio of Dell, Israel, and Cory Sawyer were leading last week’s feature winner Pete Stefanski and Ken Camidge early on. Past divisional champion Brandon Sherwood came to a stop on the front stretch to bring out the caution on lap five. On the restart, Israel would take lead as Dell was challenged by Stefanski for second place. Stefanski would complete the pass on lap seven to move into the runner-up spot and would begin to go after Israel. Stefanski would look underneath and the two veterans would battle for the lead. Stefanski would take the lead on lap ten, just as Ken Camidge would challenge Pat Dell for third place. Dell would regain the runner-up spot after going three-wide with Israel and Camidge. Camidge would take second away from Dell with four laps remaining. Mike Kramarz spun in turn four to bring out the caution on lap 17. Pat Dell would challenge Camidge for second off the restart, but it would be Pete Stefanski winning his second straight feature.

Matt Hornquist took the lead early in the 15-lap feature event for the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers. Nick Tarnowski and Chris Leone would battle for second as Hornquist pulled away from the field. Hornquist would hold off a hard-charging Leone to score his first win of the season.

Orval Harris and qualifying heat winner Ken Washburn brought the field of Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman to the green flag for their 15-lap feature event with Washburn taking the lead off the outside pole position. David Fingerlow would take the lead on lap two as Gerald Poole would move into third place. Pole sitter Orval Harris hit the turn one wall hard on lap six to bring out the races first caution. Off the restart, Fingerlow would continue to show the way over Washburn, Poole, and Bubby Pawlak. Cody Wolfe, opening night feature winner would work his way into the top three after passing Pawlak and Poole before the halfway mark. Wolfe would move into second place on lap 11 after an intense battle with Washburn, Poole, and Pawlak. Fingerlow would pull away from the rest of the field to score his second consecutive victory.

NEWS AND NOTES: 79 cars signed in pitside to kick off Memorial Day Weekend. Coming up in three weeks is the anticipated return of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models. Presale tickets are still available by contacting 1-844-DIRT-TIX. Suite rentals are also available for events throughout the season. Whether it is a company outing, graduation party, family reunion, bachelor or bachelorette party, a night in the Busch Beer VIP Tower is perfect. Contact the speedway office at (716), 791-3602 and get your suite today!

“The Winged Warriors” of the Patriot Sprint Tour will be making their only appearance at the Ransomville Speedway next Friday, June 1. Joining the PST will be the Investors Service Sportsman, KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers, and the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman. Pit gates will open at 5 pm with grandstands opening at 6 pm, with the first green flag of the night being at 7:15 pm.



RACE RESULTS –SNYDER INDUSTRY NIGHT SUMMARY

Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds: TOMMY FLANNIGAN, Erick Rudolph, Ryan Susice, Chad Brachmann, Pete Bicknell, Allan Wills, Rick Richner, Greg Martin, Matt Farnham, Danny Johnson, Jeff McGinnis, Jesse Cotriss, Steve Lewis Jr, Kenny Wills, Scott Kerwin, James Sweeting, Mike Williams, John Smith, Russ Zimmerman

Qualifying Winners: Allan Wills, Tommy Flannigan, Rick Richner

Investors Service Sportsman: JAMES HENRY, Robbie Johnston, Derrick Borkenhagen, Brett Senek, Jonathan Reid, Austin Susice, Andrew Smith, Chris Burek, Derek Wagner, Cameron Tuttle, Garrison Krentz, Justin McKay, Darrell Borkenhagen, Ed Cain, Noah Walker, Dustin Gorhan, Kevin Wills, AJ Custodi, Kyle Wendt, Dave DiPietro

Qualifying Winners: Jonathan Reid, Robbie Johnston, James Henry

KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: PETE STEFANSKI, Ken Camidge, Pat Dell, Jaren Israel, Jim Coble, Jordan Moden, Mike Kramarz, Cory Sawyer, Chris Dziomba, Randy Zimmerman, Matt Tracey, Brandon Sherwood Did Not Start: Bryce Richardson, Joey Zimmerman

Qualifying Winners: Pete Stefanski, Pat Dell

Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers: MATT HORNQUIST, Chris Leone, Nick Tarnowski, Ashley Blech, Anthony Hermanson, Chuck Cala, Brandon Potter, Dave Dusseault, Ryan Plante, Steve Matson, Cole Susice, Drew Westmoreland, Chad Desso, Brandon Close, Zachary Adams

Qualifying Winners: Ashley Blech, Matt Hornquist

Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: DAVID FINGERLOW, Cody Wolfe, Bubby Pawlak, Ken Washburn, Brian Harris, Gerald Poole, Mark Harsch, Noah Mamo, Orval Harris, Dan Gardner, Brian Monahan

Qualifying Winners: Ken Washburn, Bubby Pawlak
 

 

 

 

 

 

Bicknell, McPherson, Stefanski, Plante, and Fingerlow Take Wins at the Big R

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY (May 18, 2018) “Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell from St. Catharines, Ontario scored the main event for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds on Bailey Brothers Landscaping and Snow Removal night at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday evening. 2015 Investors Service Sportsman Co-Champion Cody McPherson from St. Catharines, Ontario scored his first Ransomville triumph in a couple of seasons. Former Mr. DIRT Pro Stock Champion and multi-time track champion Pete Stefanski from Wheatfield, NY scored the win in the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks. “Mr. Peanut” Ryan Plante from Grand Island, NY scored his first win of the season for the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers. David Fingerlow from North Tonawanda, NY picked up the victory in the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman.

Divisional rookie “Hot Wheels” Greg Martin and veteran racer Rick Richner brought the field of Krown Undercoating Modifieds to the green flag for their 30-lap feature with Richner showing the way. Scott Kerwin would pass Martin to move into second place on lap three, just as Pete Bicknell cleared Jeff McGinnis to move into fourth place. “Mr. Small Block” would battle with “Hot Wheels” for third place with Bicknell, a 13-time track champion would take over third place on lap five. Kerwin would pass Richner with a slide job on the front stretch to take the lead on lap six. Kerwin and Bicknell would pull away from Richner, Ryan Susice, and opening night feature winner Erick Rudolph. Susice, the three-time and defending track champion, would pass Richner on lap 10 to move into third place. Matt Farnham would bring out the races first caution on lap 14 after slowing in the moat. The mid-race restart would see Bicknell drive on the outside of Kerwin to take the lead away. Rudolph would take over third place from Susice on lap 17. Ryan Susice went three-wide on the restart to take over second place from both Kerwin and Rudolph. “Mr. Small Block” would pull away from the field and would hold off a hard-charging Erick Rudolph and Ryan Susice to score his first win of the season.

Past track champion and Mr. DIRT titlist Cody McPherson and Darrell Borkenhagen were on the front row for the main event for the Investors Service Sportsman with McPherson showing the way. James Henry moved into second with Andrew Smith running in third. Henry would take the lead away from McPherson on lap two. Fourth-generation driver Dylan Davidson took over fifth place from Jonathan Reid on lap nine, just as the leaders hit lap traffic. As Henry hit the heaviest of lap traffic, Cody McPherson was able to start to reel in the leader. Davidson hit the moat on the front stretch and hit the turn one wall with Derrick Borkenhagen having nowhere to go and hitting Davidson. Both drivers climbed out of their cars under their own power. On the lap 16 restart, Henry and McPherson would pull away from Austin Susice. Henry had an issue coming off turn four on lap 18, giving away the lead to McPherson. Brett Senek worked his way through the field to move into third place after passing Andrew Smith with five laps remaining. Senek looked underneath Susice for second and Susice spun in turn two to bring out the caution. Robbie Johnston ended up on his side after not being able to slow the car down in time to bring out the red flag with two laps remaining. The green-white-checkered lap restart would see McPherson pull away and score his first win at Ransomville since being a co-champion in 2015.

Sophomore driver Dan Korpanty and “Showtime” Jaren Israel set the pace in the 20-lap feature for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks with Israel in the way with past divisional champion Brandon Sherwood challenging Korpanty for second. With Israel starting to pull away early on, Pete Stefanski took his Allen Peters tribute No. 88 ride to the second position after passing Sherwood on lap four. Stefanski quickly reeled in Israel and the two veterans would battle for the lead. Stefanski would take the lead on lap seven after passing a lap car. Ken Camidge spun in turn two to bring out the caution with nine laps completed. The restart would Stefanski, Israel, and Sherwood all battle for the lead with Jordan Moden running right behind them. Stefanski would hold off Israel and Jordan Moden to score the win.

Steve Matson and Brandon Close were on the front row for the 15-lap feature for the Gippster’s Collison 4 Bangers with Close in the lead. Nick Tarnowski, Ashley Blech, Chuck Cala, Cole Susice, and Anthony Hermanson all got tangled up in turn three to bring out the races first caution with one lap completed. “Mr. Peanut” Ryan Plante took the lead away on the restart with Matson, and Chris Leone moving into second and third respectively. Plante and Leone continued to duel for the lead out front while Chad Desso moved into third place at the halfway mark. Plante was able to hold off Leone, Desso, Matt Hornquist and Steve Matson to complete the top five.

Qualifying heat race winner David Fingerlow and Gerald Poole brought the field of Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman to the green flag with Fingerlow showing the way. Fingerlow would lead all 15 circuits to score his first win of the season over Bubby Pawlak and Gerald Poole.

NEWS AND NOTES: Street Stock competitor Pat Dell had Sean Letts’s steering wheel in the car this week. Sean was a former competitor at the speedway who passed away suddenly before the 2018 campaign started.

Ransomville Speedway is back in action on Friday, May 25, as Asset Consulting Experts presents a full card plus a $2,000 to win Modified Special. Pit gates will open at 5 pm with grandstands opening at 6 pm, with the first green flag of the night being at 7:15 pm.

RACE RESULTS – BAILEY BROTHERS LANDSCAPING AND SNOW REMOVAL NIGHT SUMMARY

Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds: PETE BICKNELL, Erick Rudolph, Ryan Susice, Gary Lindberg, Scott Kerwin, Chad Brachmann, Ricky Richner, Greg Martin, James Sweeting, Matt Farnham, Kenny Wills, Allan Wills, John Smith, Jeff McGinnis, Mike Williams, Steve Lewis Jr, Tommy Flannigan, Jesse Cotriss

Qualifying Winners: Jeff McGinnis, Chad Brachmann, Gary Lindberg

Investors Service Sportsman: CODY MCPHERSON, Brett Senek, Andy Smith, Chris Burek, Cameron Tuttle, Dave DiPietro, Jonathan Reid, AJ Custodi, Zack Sam, Derek Wagner, Darrell Borkenhagen, Robbie Johnston, James Henry, Dylan Davidson, Derrick Borkenhagen, Kyle Wendt, Noah Walker, Justin McKay, Dustin Gorhan, Billy Coleman, Garrison Krentz, Kevin Wills

Qualifying Winners: Cody McPherson, Austin Susice, Andrew Smith

KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: PETE STEFANSKI, Jaren Israel, Jordan Moden, Mike Kramarz, Brandon Sherwood, Ken Camidge, Pat Dell, Chris Dziomba, Dan Korpanty, Bryce Richardson, Cory Sawyer, Randy Zimmerman, Joey Zimmerman

Qualifying Winners: Jaren Israel, Ken Camidge

Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers: RYAN PLANTE, Chris Leone, Chad Desso, Matt Hornquist, Steve Matson, Anthony Hermanson, Brandon Close, Chuck Cala, Drew Westmoreland, Cole Susice, Nick Tarnowski, Ashley Blech

Qualifying Winners: Cole Susice, Ryan Plante

Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: DAVID FINGERLOW, Bubby Pawlak, Gerald Poole, Cody Wolfe, Kenny Washburn, Orval Harris, Brian Monahan, Mark Harsch

Qualifying Winner: David Fingerlow
 

 

 

 

 

 

         

Rudolph, Leslie, Dziomba, and Wolfe Score Opening Night Wins at Ransomville Speedway

RANSOMVILLE, NY (May 11, 2018) Third-generation driver Erick Rudolph from Ransomville, NY was victorious aboard the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds division as VP Racing Fuels and Fantasy Island presented the 61st season opener at Ransomville Speedway on Friday night. Port Colborne, Ontario’s Adam Leslie earned his first career Investor’s Service Sportsman feature Chris Dziomba from North Tonawanda, NY won the main event for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks. Anthony Hermanson from Niagara Falls, NY crossed the finish line first in the Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers. Appleton, NY’s Cody Wolfe earned his first career checkered flag in the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman.

Jesse Cotriss and Erick Rudolph were on the front row for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds feature event with Rudolph showing the way. Cotriss would run in second and three-time and defending track champion Ryan Susice ran in third place early on. Rudolph would pull away from the battle for second between Cotriss and Susice as “The Ransomville Renegade” was looking high and low to pass the sophomore driver Cotriss. Allan Wills spun in turn two, and Greg Martin slowed on the front stretch to bring out the caution on lap 13. The restart would see Rudolph taking off in the lead with Susice taking over second from Cotriss, as divisional rookie Matt Farnham and “Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell racing in the top five. Bicknell would pass Farnham to move into fourth place on lap 22. “Mr. Small Block” would move into third place on lap 27. Rudolph would get held up in lap traffic in the late going but Rudolph would hold off Susice to score the win. Bicknell, Cotriss, and Farnham would complete the top five.

Austin Susice and Adam Leslie set the pace in the 25-lap main event for the Investors Service Sportsman with Susice showing the way early on. “The Lockport Laser” Andrew Smith challenged Leslie for second in the races early stages, as Leslie was able to hold off Smith’s challenges. Smith would move into second on lap seven. Smith would drop out of the race just two laps later, giving second place back to Leslie. James Henry slowed down the backstretch to bring out the first caution on lap 14. The mid-race restart would see Susice and Leslie pull away from the rest of the field. Susice would come to a stop on the front-stretch while in the lead to bring out the caution on lap 19. The restart would see Adam Leslie and Brett Senek on the front row with Leslie showing the way. Adam Leslie held off Brett Senek to score his first career Ransomville victory. Derek Wagner, Kevin Wills, and Chris Burek completed the top five.

Billy Bleich and Chris Dziomba were on the front row for the 20-lap feature for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks with the lead duo continuing to battle all the way around the track. “Showtime” Jaren Israel had his motor go up in flames on the backstretch to bring out the red flag on lap one. The restart would see Dziomba back in the lead over a pair of Canadian drivers, Billy Bleich and Bryce Richardson. Pete Stefanski would work his way through the field and challenged Richardson for the third position for several circuits. Stefanski would move into third on lap nine as Richardson went into the pits with an issue. Stefanski would take over second place from Bleich with seven laps remaining and Stefanski started to reel in race leader Dziomba. Stefanski would catch Dziomba and would look underneath the leader and would battle for the lead and Dziomba would hold off Stefanski to claim the win.

Heat race winner Anthony Hermanson and Chris Leone brought the field of Gippster’s Collison 4 Bangers to the green flag for their feature with Hermanson showing the way. Hermanson and Leone would pull away from Chad Desso, Ashley Blech, and Nick Tarnowski as that trio battled for third place. Leone would close the gap but Hermanson would hold off Leone to score the win.

Qualifying event Gerald Poole and David Fingerlow brought the field of Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman to the green flag for their main event with second-year pilot Fingerlow driving away with the lead. Cody Wolfe would pass Poole to move into second at the end of the opening circuit with 2017 feature winner Bubby Pawlak moving into third place. While in the lead, Fingerlow got loose into turn one all on his own and spun to bring out the races first caution. Fingerlow’s lead was over three seconds with Wolfe and Pawlak behind. Cody Wolfe would bring the field back down to the green flag over Pawlak and Poole. Wolfe would pull away from the rest of the field to pick up his first career victory. Pawlak, Poole, Kenny Washburn, and Orval Harris completed the top five.

NEWS AND NOTES: Erick Rudolph and Adam Leslie set the quick times in the Modifieds and Sportsman respectively to earn a 55gl. drum of VP Racing Fuel. 71 cars signed in pitside for Opening Night. Despite wet weather around the region, Ransomville officials pushed the program along and was completed at 9:52 pm.

Ransomville Speedway is back in action on Friday, May 18 as Baily Brothers Inc. presents a full card of racing plus Autograph Night. Pit gates will open at 5 pm with grandstands opening at 6 pm, with the first green flag of the night being at 7:15 pm.

RACE RESULTS – VP FUELS AND FANTASY ISLAND NIGHT SUMMARY

Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds: ERICK RUDOLPH, Ryan Susice, Pete Bicknell, Jesse Cotriss, Matt Farnham, Scott Kerwin, Tommy Flannigan, Chad Brachmann, Jeff McGinnis, Rick Richner, Steve Lewis Jr, Steve Schumacher, Mike Williams, Allan Wills, Greg Martin, John Smith, Brian Sage, Russ Zimmerman

Qualifying Winners: Jesse Cotriss, Ryan Susice, Allan Wills


Investors Service Sportsman: ADAM LESLIE, Brett Senek, Derek Wagner, Kevin Wills, Chris Burek, Garrison Krentz, Derek Borkenhagen, Brandon Ritchey, Dave DiPietro, Kyle Wendt, Cameron Tuttle, Dylan Davidson, Justin McKay, Austin Susice, Robbie Johnston, James Henry, Andy Smith, Jonathan Reid, Dustin Gorhan, Darrell Borkenhagen, Billy Coleman Did Not Start: Cody McPherson

Qualifying Winners: Derek Wagner, Jonathan Reid, Andrew Smith


KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: CHRIS DZIOMBA, Pete Stefanski, Billy Bleich, Ken Camidge, Brandon Sherwood, Jordan Moden, Jim Coble, Bryce Richardson, Randy Zimmerman, Joey Zimmerman, Jaren Israel, Dan Korpanty, Did Not Start: Pat Dell

Qualifying Winners: Billy Bleich Jr, Ken Camidge


Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers: ANTHONY HERMANSON, Chris Leone, Nick Tarnowski, Chad Desso, Ashley Blech, Cole Susice, Matt Hornquist, Ryan Plante, Brandon Close, Steve Matson, Brandon Potter

Qualifying Winner: Anthony Hermanson


Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: CODY WOLFE, Bubby Pawlak, Gerald Poole, Ken Washburn, Orval Harris, Brian Monahan, David Fingerlow

Qualifying Winner: Gerald Poole
 

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