Dave DiPietro and Pete Stefanski Win Sean Letts Memorial King of the Hill Events at Ransomville
Chad Desso Claims 4 Cylinder Track Championship
 

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY (September 14, 2018) North Tonawanda, NY pilot Dave DiPietro lead all 40-laps to earn the victory for the BEI Lightning Series event for the Investor’s Service Sportsman as Investor’s Service, Bailey Brothers Landscaping, and Firth Jewelers presented the Sean Letts Memorial King of the Hill at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday night. Wheatfield, NY’s Pete Stefanski won his seventh KiPo Chevrolet Street Stock feature of the season, by commanding the field in the King of the Hill 100. Chad Desso from Wilson, NY won his sixth Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers feature of the season and clinched the track championship.

The #SL40 for the Bellinger Electric Inc (BEI) Lightning Series for the Investors Service Sportsman was brought to the green flag by 2018 Ransomville Speedway track champion Brett Senek and Dave DiPietro with DiPietro taking the lead. With DiPietro in the lead, 2017 BEI Lightning Series Champion and current Series points leader Chad Chevalier worked into second place. DiPietro and Chevalier battled for the lead and quickly would start to pull away from the field early on. Canadian driver Ryan Ferri barrel-rolled several times in turn one and two to bring out the red flag on lap 14. Ferri was alert and climbed out of the car under his own power. Once the field was back under the green flag, Chris Burek would move into second place and would start to go after DiPietro for the lead. At the halfway point, DiPietro and Burek would pull away from Chevalier, Brad Rouse, and polesitter Senek. After a multi-car incident on lap 21 bunched the field back together, Brad Rouse would move into third place as DiPietro and Burek continued to set the pace up front. The second half of the race saw James Michael Friesen and Kyle Inman on the move and challenging for the top five. Another car on the move was “The Lockport Lazer” Andrew Smith. DiPietro and Burek would battle all over the track throughout the event and in the end, it was DiPietro scoring the victory, his second Ransomville checkered flag of the season. Burek would settle for second with Andrew Smith, Brad Rouse and Chad Chevalier completed the top five. Runner-up finisher Chris Burek and third place finisher Andrew Smith were given the guaranteed starting spots for the 602 Winter Nationals at the North Florida Speedway in February 2019.

Pete and Jake Stefanski were on the front row for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stock King of the Hill 100 as the Stefanski family swapped the lead several times early on as Jake took the lead off turn two on lap eight. Pete would regain the lead off a lap 14 restart as Pat Dell, Dave Small, and Pat O’Keefe raced in the top five. Pete Stefanski would continue to show the way at the races ¼ mark as Jake Stefanski was being pressured for second by Pat Dell. The races’ first half of the race was dominated by the Stefanski family as Pete was pulling away from the field. At the competition caution at the halfway break, it was Pete Stefanski leading Jake Stefanski, Pat Dell, Dave Small, and Pat O’Keefe in the top five. The second half of the race started out just like the first half finished, with Pete Stefanski showing the way over Jake Stefanski. Dave Small would take third place away from Pat Dell with Fontaine racing in fifth place. Fontaine would then go after Dave Small for third place as Pete Stefanski led his nephew by a full straightaway with 35-laps remaining. As Pete Stefanski dominated the event, Jason Fontaine caught Jake Stefanski and battled for second place. Jake would be able to hold off Fontaine as Dave Small caught Fontaine and tried to move back into the top three. Pete Stefanski dominated the event as he would go on to score the win, his seventh of the season, and go back-to-back in the Street Stock portion of the King of the Hill.

Chuck Cala and Chad Desso brought the Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers to the green flag for their 2018 season finale with Cala showing the way early on as Ashley Blech battled with Desso for second early on. The top four of Cala, Desso, Blech, and Ryan Plante started to pull away from the field. Plante would get around Blech to take over third on lap eight. Desso would reel in Cala for the lead as Plante reeled in the lead duo on lap 12, setting up a three-car battle for the lead. Desso would take the lead away on lap 15. Desso would lead the final five circuits to score his sixth win of the season and clinch the track title.

NEWS AND NOTES: The BEI Lightning Series donated $600 in Sean Letts’s name to the NYS DEC Youth Summer Camp.

The Ransomville Speedway Awards Banquet will take place on Saturday, November 10th at the Lewiston #2 Fire Company. Jonsie will be the musical entertainment and the banquet will be catered by Donna Eick. Tickets are now on sale for the banquet by calling the Speedway Office at (716) 791-3602.

Now on sale as well is 2019 Season Passes. Contact the Speedway Office for more information and pricing. More news regarding 2019 Season Passes will be announced in the coming weeks.

RACE RESULTS –Investors Service, Bailey Brothers Landscaping, Firth Jewelers NIGHT SUMMARY



BEI Lightning Series: DAVE DIPIETRO, Chris Burek, Andy Smith, Brad Rouse, Chad Chevalier, James Michael Friesen, Kyle Inman, Dave Conant, Noah Walker, Jonathan Reid, James Henry, Robbie Johnston, Jim Harbison, Derrick Borkenhagen, Garrison Krentz, Kevin Wills, Brett Martin, Derek Wagner, Brett Senek, Cody McPherson, Cameron Tuttle, Adam Leslie, Ryan Ferri, Rob Knapp

Qualifying Winners: Dave DiPietro, Brett Senek, Chad Chevalier, Chris Burek

Low Cash Dash: Justin Sharp, Brian Harris, Orval Harris, Trevor Wright Did Not Start: Dustin Gorhan, AJ Custodi



KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: PETE STEFANSKI, Jake Stefanski, Jason Fontaine, Dave Small Pat Dell, Pat O’Keefe, Chris Dziomba, Mike Short, Anthony Guthrie, Jim Coble, Pete Reid, Dan Korpanty, Casey Jonathan, Jaren Israel, Joey Zimmerman, James Thompson

Qualifying Winners: Jason Fontaine, Pete Stefanski



Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers: CHAD DESSO, Ryan Plante, Steve Matson, Chad Lederhouse, Nick Tarnowski, Kenny Hejna, Chris Leone, Anthony Hermanson, Brandon Close, Matt Hornquist, Ashley Blech, Chuck Cala, Jason Harris, Cole Susice

Qualifying Winners: Ryan Plante, Ashley Blech

Track Champion: Chad Desso
 

 

 

 

Ryan Susice Wins Sid Jeffery Memorial at Ransomville; Brad Rouse Scores Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series Event
Cody Wolfe Claims Novice Sportsman Championship
 

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY (September 7, 2018) “The Ransomville Renegade” Ryan Susice was victorious in the second annual Sid Jeffery Memorial as Jeffery Machine, Performance Mfg., Allstate Insurance, Niagara Frontier Publications, and Painters Plus presented the night’s racing action at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday night. For Susice, Former Mr. DIRT Sportsman titlist Brad Rouse from St. Catharines, Ontario won the 40-lap Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series Western Region event. Pete Stefanski from Wheatfield, NY won his sixth KiPo Chevrolet Street Stock feature of the season. Chad Desso from Wilson, NY scored his fifth win of the season in the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers. Cody Wolfe from Appleton, NY won his fourth Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature and clinched the 2018 divisional title.

Canadian chauffeurs Gary Lindberg and Todd Gordon brought the Krown Undercoating Modifieds to the green flag for the Sid Jeffery Memorial feature event with Lindberg in the lead with Ryan Susice moving into second. Lindberg, Susice, and Rick Richner quickly pulled away from the battle for fourth between outside pole sitter Todd Gordon and CB3 Chad Brachmann. Richner would catch Susice and battle for second as “The Franklin Flyer” Billy Decker started to move up into the front half of the field. Decker and Matt Farnham battled for fifth place after Farnham hit the turn two wall on lap 10. While the leaders hit lap traffic on lap 15, Susice closed the gap and caught the bumper of race leader Lindberg. Susice took the Slack Racing #3rs to the lead on lap 16. Susice got held up in lap traffic, giving the lead back to Lindberg on lap 20, as Lindberg collected the halfway bonus award. Lindberg and Susice pulled away from third place running Chad Brachmann and put on a battle for the ages. With 12 laps remaining, Decker would pass Richner to enter the top five. Lindberg jumped the cushion on lap 29, allowing Susice to close in the gap and would use a slide job to take the lead away with 10 laps remaining. Over the final 10 laps, Susice and Lindberg continued their battle but, in the end, it was “The Ransomville Renegade” seeing the checkered flag first and collecting the $2,000 payday.

Ryan Ferri and Brad Rouse shared the front row for race number one for the Western Region of the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series with Rouse in the lead at the start as Ransomville track champion Brett Senek moved into second on lap two. Cameron Tuttle battled with Ferri for third on lap six, as Rouse and Senek pulled away. The first yellow flag of the event came out on lap six as David Fingerlow hit the front stretch wall and ended in the moat. On the restart, Rouse and Senek would pull away from Cameron Tuttle, as Derek Wagner and James Henry raced in the top five. David Fingerlow came to a stop, in turn, one to bring out the races’ second caution on lap 14. On the restart, “The Lockport Laser” Andrew Smith started 15th on the grid and by lap 15, worked into the top five as he battled Derek Wagner for fourth place. Derek Wagner would take the lead from Rouse on lap 18 as he went to the outside to pass both Senek and Rouse. James Michael Friesen would enter the top ten after starting in 28th position the grid. Rouse would regain the lead on lap 23 and Senek would regain the runner-up position. The lead trio of Rouse, Senek, and Smith would start to pull away from Wagner and Kyle Inman, who raced in the top five for the first time on lap 25 after starting 13th on the grid. Inman would pass Wagner to take over fourth on lap 34, and at the same time, Senek and Smith jousted for second place. Rouse would pull away from Senek to score his second straight Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series event victory at the Big R.

Bryce Richardson and Chris Dziomba were on the front row in the 20-lap feature for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks with Dziomba showing the way. Sophomore driver Jordan Moden spun, in turn, four as Randy Zimmerman and Dan Korpanty were also involved. On the restart, Dziomba, Cory Sawyer, and Pete Stefanski battled for the lead. The trio would pull away from Casey Jonathan who was fending off the battle as Bryce Richardson and Jaren Israel battled for fifth place. Sawyer would clear Dziomba for the lead on lap seven and Stefanski would move into second place. Stefanski would take the lead away just two laps later, as the 2018 divisional champion opened-up his lead. Stefanski would go on to score the win, his sixth of the season.

Cole Susice and Steve Matson brought the Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers to the green flag for their main event with Susice showing the way. Susice would open-up his lead over the rest of the field as Chad Desso raced in second place. Susice would pull off the track on the white flag lap while leading, giving the lead and win to Chad Desso. For Desso, it was his fifth divisional win of the season, setting up an interesting point battle heading into Season Championship Night next Friday night.

Orval Harris and Matt Foster were on the front row for the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature with Foster showing the way. Harris and Cody Wolfe would challenge for the lead in the race’s early stages. Orval Harris would gain the lead on lap five as Cody Wolfe took over second on lap six. Harris would hold off Wolfe’s challenges. Wolfe would take the lead away on lap 11. Wolfe would go on to score the win, his fourth of the season and with the victory, would claim the track championship.

NEWS AND NOTES: The Ransomville Speedway Awards Banquet will take place on Saturday, November 10th at the Lewiston #2 Fire Company. Jonsie will be the musical entertainment and the banquet will be catered by Donna Eick. More information about the banquet will be announced in the coming weeks.

The final Friday night of the 2018 season will take place on Friday, September 14 as Investors Service, Bailey Brothers Landscaping, and Firth Jewelers presents the annual King of the Hill. The 2018 edition of the King of the Hill will feature the Sean Letts Memorial for the Bellinger Electric Inc. (BEI) Lightning Series for Sportsman plus the 100-lap King of the Hill 100 for the Street Stocks plus the championship finale for the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers. Pit gates will open at 5 pm with grandstand gates will open at 6 pm and the first green flag of the night will fly at 7:15 pm.

RACE RESULTS –Jeffery Machine, Performance Mfg, Allstate Insurance, Niagara Frontier Publications, Painters Plus NIGHT SUMMARY

Krown Undercoating Modifieds: RYAN SUSICE, Gary Lindberg, Chad Brachmann, Matt Farnham, Billy Decker, Todd Gordon, Tommy Flannigan, Scott Wood, Kenny Wills, Greg Martin, Steve Schumacher, Jim Zimmerman, Jesse Cotriss, Tom Neale, Andy Jankowiak, Steve Lewis Jr, Rick Richner, Allan Wills, Mike Williams, John Smith, James Sweeting, Phil Vigneri III Did Not Start: Pete Bicknell

Qualifying Winners: Jesse Cotriss, Ryan Susice, Rick Richner

Fast Time Award: Ryan Susice

Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series: BRAD ROUSE, Brett Senek, Kyle Inman, Derek Wagner, Dave DiPietro, James Henry, Cameron Tuttle, Adam Leslie, James Michael Friesen, Noah Walker, Cody Wolfe, AJ Custodi, Dan Ferguson, Jim Harbison, Garrison Krentz, Ryan Ferri, Jessica Power, Jordan Cosco, Matt Foster, Andrew Smith, Robbie Johnston, Kevin Wills, Jonathan Reid, Dean Scott, Chad Chevalier, Chris Burek, David Fingerlow, Scott George Did Not Start: Darrell Borkenhagen, Zack Sam

Qualifying Winners: Chris Burek, Adam Leslie, Brett Senek

Fast Time: Chris Burek

KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: PETE STEFANSKI, Cory Sawyer, Chris Dziomba, Jaren Israel, Anthony Guthrie, Dan Korpanty, Bryce Richardson, Casey Jonathan, Jim Coble, Randy Zimmerman, Jordan Moden

Qualifying Winner: Bryce Richardson

Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers: CHAD DESSO, Steve Matson, Ryan Plante, Chris Leone, Matt Hornquist, Ashley Blech, Anthony Hermanson, Brandon Close, Dave Dussault, Cole Susice, Jason Harris, Nick Tarnowski

Qualifying Winner: Cole Susice

Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: CODY WOLFE, Orval Harris, Kenny Washburn, Matt Foster, Bubby Pawlak, David Fingerlow, Brian Harris, Jim Forester

Qualifying Winner: Matt Foster

Track Champion: Cody Wolfe
 

 

 

 

 

Erick Rudolph, Brett Senek, and Pete Stefanski Claim Ransomville Track Titles
Pete Bicknell Wins Modified Feature at Ransomville
 

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY (August 31, 2018) As 13-time track champion Pete Bicknell from St. Catharines Ontario won his fifth Krown Undercoating Modified feature of the season, third generation driver Erick Rudolph from Ransomville, NY celebrated his first Ransomville Modified Track Championship as WGR 550, Salerno Snowplowing and Landscaping, VanDeMark Chemicals, Snyder Industries, and Certo Brothers presented the Labor Day Weekend special at the Ransomville Speedway. Sanborn, NY driver Darrell Borkenhagen celebrated his first career Investors Service Sportsman feature win while Ransomville, NY’s Brett Senek earned his first Sportsman track title. Wheatfield, NY’s Pete Stefanski earned the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stock Championship and won his fifth divisional feature win of the 2018 racing season. Chad Desso from Wilson, NY won his fourth Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers feature while Bubby Pawlak from Wilson, NY won his second Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature of the season. Jim Eppinger from Fredonia, NY won the Labor Day Smashtacular Demolition Derby.

Steve Lewis Jr and Allan Wills brought the Krown Undercoating Modifieds to the green flag for their -lap feature with Scott Kerwin going three-wide to take the lead away before the end of the opening circuit. Kerwin would lead early on over Tommy Flannigan and Ryan Susice. Pete Bicknell would work his way through the field and would take second place away from Flannigan on lap 11 and then would go after Kerwin. “Mr. Small Block” would pass Kerwin on lap 23 and would hold off Kerwin, Flannigan, Susice, and Jeff McGinnis to earn his fifth checkered flag of the season. Third generation driver Erick Rudolph joined father Charlie and grandfather Jim as a Modified champion. Rudolph competed in the feature driving Cody Wolfe’s number 80 Novice Sportsman entry after having issues on his primary BBL Racing number 25 Modified. Rudolph’s familiar 25 was able to make it on the track for the championship celebration.

Darrell Borkenhagen and Robbie Johnston shared the front row for the 25-lap feature for the Investors Service Sportsman with Johnston in the lead. Johnston would quickly open-up his lead over Borkenhagen as points leader Brett Senek battled mid-pack with Chris Burek, who trailed Senek by 14 points entering the night. Johnston would appear to have his first Ransomville Sportsman victory all sealed up until Borkenhagen would start to charge back towards the leader during the second half of the race. Borkenhagen would reel in Johnston and would take the lead away late in the race and Borkenhagen would go on to score his first career Sportsman victory. With a ninth-place finish, Brett Senek clinched his first divisional track title.

Randy Zimmerman and Pat Dell were on the front row in the 20-lap feature for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks with Dell quickly taking the lead with former track champions Brandon Sherwood and Cory Sawyer racing in the top three as divisional points leader Pete Stefanski raced in fourth place. Dell, Sawyer, and Stefanski would battle for the lead for several circuits until Stefanski was able to take the lead away on lap 11. A couple of late-race cautions set up a one-lap dash and in the end, it was Stefanski holding off Sawyer to earn his fifth win of the season and clinch the Street Stock track championship.

Steve Matson and Nick Tarnowski brought the Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers to the green flag for their main event with Tarnowski in the lead. After an early caution, Chad Desso would battle with Tarnowski for the lead for several laps until Desso would work underneath Tarnowski to take the lead away on lap nine and Desso would lead the final six laps to earn his fourth win of the season.

Matt Foster and Cody Wolfe were on the front row for the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature with Foster showing the way. Bubby Pawlak would take the lead on lap three as Cody Wolfe raced in third place. Jim Forster brought out the races first caution on lap six. The restart would see Pawlak back out front and he would hold off the late challenge from Cody Wolfe to score his second win of the season.

NEWS AND NOTES: Lap sponsorships are available for the King of the Hill Street Stock 100, BEI Lightning Series 40, and the Gippsters Collision 4 Banger event on September 14. Laps are $20 to purchase and you can contact the Speedway Office, see Ashley from 50/50, Jeff Anstett, Jenn Martin, or Steve Petty to purchase. The Sid Jeffery Memorial for the Modifieds has been rescheduled to Friday, September 7. The Ransomville Speedway Awards Banquet will take place on Saturday, November 10th at the Lewiston #2 Fire Company. Jonsie will be the musical entertainment and the banquet will be catered by Donna Eick. More information about the banquet will be announced in the coming weeks.

Racing returns on Friday, August 31 as Jeffery Machine, and Performance Mfg. present the Sid Jeffery Memorial for the Modifieds. Also on the card will be the annual visit by the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series as they kick off their three-day Niagara Region swing. The Street Stocks, 4 Bangers, and Novice will be on the racing card. Pit gates will open at 5 pm with grandstand gates will open at 6 pm and the first green flag of the night will fly at 7:15 pm.

RACE RESULTS –WGR 550, Salerno Snowplowing, VanDeMark Chemicals, Snyder Industries, Certo Brothers NIGHT SUMMARY

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

Qualifying Winners: Allan Wills, Tommy Flannigan

Track Champion: Erick Rudolph



Investors Service Sportsman: DARRELL BORKENHAGEN, Robbie Johnston, James Henry, Derek Wagner, AJ Custodi, Chris Burek, Kevin Wills, Cameron Tuttle, Brett Senek, Dave DiPietro, Kyle Wendt, Garrison Krentz, Noah Walker, Austin Susice, Zack Sam Did Not Start: Justin McKay

Qualifying Winners: AJ Custodi, Kevin Wills

Track Champion: Brett Senek



KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: PETE STEFANSKI, Cory Sawyer, Chris Dziomba, Casey Jonathan, Jaren Israel, Bryce Richardson, Matt Tracey, Dan Korpanty, Pat Dell, Brandon Sherwood, Pat O’Keefe, Jordan Moden, Randy Zimmerman, Anthony Guthrie

Qualifying Winners: Pete Stefanski, Brandon Sherwood

Track Champion: Pete Stefanski



Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers: CHAD DESSO, Nick Tarnowski, Chris Leone, Ryan Plante, Steve Matson, Matt Hornquist, Chuck Cala, Ashley Blech, Cole Susice, Brandon Close, Jason Harris, Brandon Potter, Anthony Hermanson

Qualifying Winners: Nick Tarnowski, Chad Desso



Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: BUBBY PAWLAK, Cody Wolfe, Matt Foster, Brian Harris, Ken Washburn, Orval Harris, David Fingerlow, Jim Forester

Qualifying Winner: Cody Wolfe


 

 

 

 

Farnham, Susice, Stefanski, Blech, and Washburn Pick Up Ransomville Checkered Flags

 

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY (August 24, 2018) Matt Farnham from Tonawanda, NY won his second Krown Undercoating Modified feature of the season as Regional Haulage, Tim Hortons, Hy-Tech Concrete, Randy’s Smoke Shop, and the Lewiston Fire Company presented the racing action at Ransomville Speedway on Friday night. Austin Susice from Ransomville, NY won his first Investors Service Sportsman feature of the season. Pete Stefanski from Wheatfield, NY won his fifth KiPo Chevrolet Street Stock feature of the season. Ashley Blech from Ransomville, NY won her first Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers feature of the season. Kenny Washburn from Ransomville, NY won his second Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature of the season.

“The Professor” John Smith and “Hot Wheels” Greg Martin brought the Krown Undercoating Modifieds to the green flag for their 30-lap feature with Martin showing the way. Matt Farnham entered the top trio after passing Rick Richner and then would go after John Smith. Farnham would take over second place on lap four and would set his sights on race leader Martin. Pete Bicknell would reel in Smith for third place as Chad Brachmann entered the top five after passing Richner on lap seven. As Martin and Farnham battled for the lead, the divisional rookies were being chased by two multi-time track champions Bicknell and Brachmann. Farnham would take the lead on lap 21. Pete Bicknell would pass Martin to take over second on lap 24. Farnham would hold off “Mr. Small Block” to claim his second win of the season.

Justin McKay and qualifying heat race winner Austin Susice shared the front row for the 25-lap feature for the Investors Service Sportsman with Susice showing the way with McKay, Cam Tuttle, Robbie Johnston, and Brett Senek racing in the top five. Chris Burek slowed in turn four with Kevin Wills and James Henry colliding to bring out the caution on lap six. Entering the night’s action, Chris Burek sat second in track points, just four markers behind points leader Brett Senek. All three were able to rejoin the field on the restart. Brett Senek would take second away from Justin McKay on the restart and would quickly go after race leader Austin Susice. Senek was in the tire tracks of leader Susice with 10 laps remaining, as McKay, Dave DiPietro, and Cam Tuttle raced in the top five. Susice would hold off Senek to score his first win of the season.

Pat Dell and Brandon Sherwood were on the front row in the 20-lap feature for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks with Sherwood jumping into the early race lead. Pete Stefanski would move into second place and would challenge Sherwood for the lead. Stefanski and Sherwood would continue to battle for the lead throughout the feature distance as Cory Sawyer was moving up from his rear of the field starting spot. A lap 10 caution would bunch the field back up as Sawyer would battle with Stefanski and Sherwood for the lead. The lead trio would battle as Jordan Moden and James Thompson raced in the top five. Stefanski would take the lead with two laps remaining and would go on to score the win.

Steve Matson and Nick Tarnowski brought the Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers to the green flag for their main event with Tarnowski showing the way. Ashley Blech would take the lead away over Tarnowski, Matson, Matt Hornquist, and “Mr. Peanut” Ryan Plante. Tarnowski and Blech would battle for the lead, but Blech would hold Tarnowski off. Hornquist would make it a three-car battle for the lead with two laps remaining, but Blech would hold off the challenge to keep the lead. Hornquist would take second away on the final lap but Blech would hold off the boys to score her first win of the season.

Kenny Washburn and Orval Harris were on the front row for the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature with Washburn in the lead as David Fingerlow, Cody Wolfe, and Bubby Pawlak all move to race inside the top five. Orval Harris and Cody Wolfe came together in turn one and Mike Martin had nowhere to go to bring out the caution on lap two. On the restart, Washburn would continue to lead over Fingerlow and Pawlak. Washburn would pull away to earn the win, his second of the season.

NEWS AND NOTES: Scott Kerwin and Dave Conant were the lucky recipients of a brand-new Hoosier Tire. Special thanks to Hoosier Racing Tires for their continued support of racing at Ransomville Speedway! Lap sponsorships are available for the King of the Hill Street Stock 100, BEI Lightning Series 40, and the Gippsters Collision 4 Banger event on September 14. Laps are $20 to purchase and you can contact the Speedway Office, see Ashley from 50/50, Jeff Anstett, Jenn Martin, or Steve Petty to purchase. The Sid Jeffery Memorial for the Modifieds has been rescheduled to Friday, September 7. The Ransomville Speedway Awards Banquet will take place on Saturday, November 10th at the Lewiston #2 Fire Company. Jonsie will be the musical entertainment and the banquet will be catered by Donna Eick. More information about the banquet will be announced in the coming weeks.

Racing returns on Friday, August 31 as WGR 550 and Salerno Snowplowing presents Season Championship night for the 358 Modifieds and Sportsman. Also, on the card will be the Labor Day Smashtacular Demolition Derby! It is also Team Spirit Night, so fans are encouraged to wear and support their favorite drivers plus a full card of racing! Pit gates will open at 5 pm with grandstand gates will open at 6 pm and the first green flag of the night will fly at 7:15 pm.

RACE RESULTS –Regional Haulage, Tim Hortons, Hy-Tech Concrete, Randy’s Smoke Shop, Lewiston #1 Fire Company NIGHT SUMMARY

Krown Undercoating Modifieds: MATT FARNHAM, Pete Bicknell, Chad Brachmann, Greg Martin, Rick Richner, Erick Rudolph, Scott Kerwin, Ryan Susice, John Smith, Jeff McGinnis, Jesse Cotriss, Tommy Flannigan, Allan Wills, Kenny Wills, Steve Lewis Jr

Qualifying Winners: Rick Richner, Ryan Susice

Investors Service Sportsman: AUSTIN SUSICE, Brett Senek, Dave DiPietro, Justin McKay, Cameron Tuttle, Chris Burek, Robbie Johnston, Derek Wagner, Noah Walker, Garrison Krentz, Darrell Borkenhagen, James Henry, Vince Fargnoli, Kevin Wills, Dave Conant, AJ Custodi

Qualifying Winners: Austin Susice, Robbie Johnston

KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: PETE STEFANSKI, Cory Sawyer, Jordan Moden, Brandon Sherwood, James Thompson, Bryce Richardson, Pat Dell, Chris Dziomba, Matt Tracy, Randy Zimmerman, Mike Short, Jim Coble, Casey Jonathan, Pat O’Keefe

Qualifying Winners: Brandon Sherwood,

Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers: ASHLEY BLECH, Matt Hornquist, Nick Tarnowski, Ryan Plante, Steve Matson, Brandon Potter, Chad Desso, Anthony Hermanson, Cole Susice, Chuck Cala, Brandon Close

Qualifying Winners: Nick Tarnowski, Matt Hornquist

Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: KEN WASHBURN, Bubby Pawlak, Brian Harris, David Fingerlow, Cody Wolfe, Matt Foster, Jim Forster, Lane Matteson, Orval Harris, Mike Martin

Qualifying Winners: Bubby Pawlak, Cody Wolfe
 

 

 

 

Bicknell, Henry, Moden, Plante, and Fingerlow Pick Up Ransomville Checkered Flags

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY (August 10, 2018) “Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell from St. Catharines, Ontario won his fourth Krown Undercoating Modified feature of the season as FOAR SCORE Fan Club, Crop Production Services, Niagara Metals and the Lions Club of Western New York presented the racing action at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday night. “Oh Henry” James Henry from Niagara Falls, NY won his second Investors Service Sportsman feature of the season. Medina, NY’s Jordan Moden won his first career KiPo Chevrolet Street Stock feature. “Mr. Peanut” Ryan Plante from Grand Island, NY scored his third Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers feature of the season. David Fingerlow from North Tonawanda, NY won his fourth Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature of the season.

“The Professor” John Smith and “Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell brought the Krown Undercoating Modifieds to the green flag for their 30-lap feature with Bicknell showing the way. Ryan Susice passed both Jesse Cotriss and Scott Kerwin to move into fourth place on lap two. Matt Farnham would battle with Smith for second and would complete the pass on lap four, with Susice moving into third. John Smith would stop on the backstretch to bring out the caution on lap five. The early race restart would see Bicknell back into the lead as Farnham, Cotriss, Susice, and Allan Wills raced in the top five. Phil Vigneri III, Chad Brachmann, and Greg Martin came together, in turn, one to bring the caution back out on lap six. Bicknell would once again take command of the field as a four-car battle developed for fourth place between Jesse Cotriss, Rick Richner, Erick Rudolph, and Tommy Flannigan. The leaders would pull away from the balance of the field as Bicknell had over a 1.5-second lead throughout the second half of the event. Phil Vigneri III would bring out the caution with seven laps remaining, erasing the lead Bicknell had over Farnham. The late race restart would see Erick Rudolph make a bold move to move into third place after passing both Cotriss and Susice and would challenge Farnham for second. Bicknell would lead the final seven laps to score his fourth win of the season. Rudolph would edge Farnham for second place with Susice and Cotriss completing the top five.

Darrell Borkenhagen and Austin Susice shared the front row for the 25-lap feature for the Investors Service Sportsman with Susice jumping into the early race lead. With Susice up front, Cameron Tuttle raced in second and was contested behind him with James Henry, Brett Senek, and Derek Wagner. Henry and Tuttle would battle for second with Henry taking the position on lap seven and Senek would take third away on lap eight. Rookie Mark Harsch spun and hit the turn three wall on lap 12 to bring out the caution. James Henry would take the lead away on the restart with Brett Senek moving into second. Henry, Senek, and Chris Burek battled for the lead. Henry would clear into the lead as Burek would take second away from Senek on lap 15. Henry would hold off Burek, Senek, Dave DiPietro, and Derek Wagner to score his second Ransomville win of 2018.

Brandon Sherwood and Pat O’Keefe were on the front row in the 20-lap feature for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks with Sherwood in the lead. Pete Stefanski would take the lead away from Sherwood on lap two as Cory Sawyer, Pat Dell, and Jordan Moden raced in the top five. “The Huckster” Cory Sawyer went three-wide with Stefanski and Sherwood to take the lead on lap five. Stefanski would regain the lead on lap seven. Sawyer would bump Stefanski in turn one, causing Stefanski to spin and would bring out the caution on lap eight. As a result, Sawyer would be sent to the rear of the field. Mike Kramarz would take over the lead on the restart with Jordan Moden racing in second. Moden would take the lead away on lap 11, with Jason Fontaine battling with Kramarz for second place. Moden would hold off a late charge from Fontaine and Stefanski to score his first career win.

Brandon Close and Ashley Blech brought the Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers to the green flag for their main event with Blech showing the way with qualifying heat race winner Matt Hornquist jumping into second place. The caution would come out on lap one after Nick Tarnowski’s motor let go. The restart would see Blech back in the lead with Hornquist, Brandon Potter, Steve Matson, and Chad Desso raced in the top five. Blech and Hornquist would pull away from the field as “Mr. Peanut” Ryan Plate raced into third place. Plante, Chris Leone, and Steve Matson caught Hornquist and race leader Blech and would put on a great battle for the lead for several circuits. Plante would take the lead on lap 11 with Leone running in second. Plante would score the win over Hornquist, Ashley Blech, Brandon Potter, and Chad Desso.

David Fingerlow and Orval Harris were on the front row for the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature with Fingerlow taking the lead. Cody Wolfe would spin in turn one to bring out the caution on lap three, as Wolfe was challenging Orval Harris for second place. The restart would see Fingerlow in the lead as Bubby Pawlak took over second place. Fingerlow and Pawlak would pull away from the field in the late going. Fingerlow would go on to score the win, his fourth of the season.

NEWS AND NOTES: Lap sponsorships are available for the King of the Hill Street Stock 100, BEI Lightning Series 40, and the Gippsters Collision 4 Banger event on September 14. Laps are $20 to purchase and you can contact the Speedway Office, see Ashley from 50/50, Jeff Anstett, Jenn Martin, or Steve Petty to purchase.

Racing returns on Friday, August 17 as Sunflowers of Sanborn, Firth Jewelers, Jeffery Machine and Performance Mfg. presents the 40-lap Sid Jeffery Memorial for the Modifieds. It is also Hawaiian Night plus a full card of racing! Pit gates will open at 5 pm with grandstand gates will open at 6 pm and the first green flag of the night will fly at 7:15 pm.

RACE RESULTS –FOAR SCORE Fan Club, Hy-Tech Concrete, Crop Production Services, Niagara Metals, Barker Lions Club NIGHT SUMMARY

Krown Undercoating Modifieds: PETE BICKNELL, Erick Rudolph, Matt Farnham, Ryan Susice, Jesse Cotriss, Rick Richner, Scott Kerwin, Allan Wills, Chad Brachmann, Tommy Flannigan, Greg Martin, James Sweeting, Steve Lewis Jr, Phil Vigneri III, Jim Zimmerman, John Smith

Qualifying Winners: Pete Bicknell, Scott Kerwin, Matt Farnham



Investors Service Sportsman: JAMES HENRY, Chris Burek, Brett Senek, Dave DiPietro, Derek Wagner, Austin Susice, Cam Tuttle, Scott George, AJ Custodi, Garrison Krentz, Noah Walker, Robbie Johnston, Justin McKay, Kevin Wills, Darrell Borkenhagen, Ed Cain, Mark Harsch

Qualifying Winners: Noah Walker, Austin Susice, Dave DiPietro



KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: JORDAN MODEN, Jason Fontaine, Cory Sawyer, Pete Stefanski, Chris Dziomba, Bryce Richardson, Pat O’Keefe, Matt Tracey, Mike Kramarz, Brandon Sherwood, Jim Coble, Dan Korpanty, Randy Zimmerman, Pat Dell

Qualifying Winners: Cory Sawyer, Pete Stefanski



Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers: RYAN PLANTE, Matt Hornquist, Ashley Blech, Brandon Potter, Chad Desso, Cole Susice, Brandon Close, Anthony Hermanson, Chris Leone, Steve Matson, Nick Tarnowski

Qualifying Winner: Matt Hornquist



Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: DAVID FINGERLOW, Bubby Pawlak, Brian Harris, Cody Wolfe, Matt Foster, Ken Washburn, Rick Blech, Mike Martin, Brian Monahan Jr, Orval Harris

Qualifying Winners: David Fingerlow, Bubby Pawlak
 

 

 

 

Stewart Friesen Wins 34th Summer Nationals

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY (August 7, 2018) For the sixth time in his career, Stewart Friesen was celebrating in victory lane after winning the 34th edition of the Summer Nationals presented by Busch Beer, Stirling Lubricants, Wendt’s Propane, National Maintenance Contracting Corporation, and Stevenson’s Hardware for the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series on Tuesday night at the Ransomville Speedway. Friesen’s victory would tie him with both Alan and Danny Johnson for the most wins in the event all-time and was his fifth Super DIRTcar Series win of 2018. In other action at the Big R, Ransomville, NY’s Kevin Wills was victorious in the Investors Service Sportsman for his third victory of the 2018 campaign. Pete Stefanski from Wheatfield, NY won his third KiPo Chevrolet Street Stock feature of the season.

“CB3” Chad Brachmann and Stewart Friesen were on the front row for the 34th running of the Summer Nationals with Friesen ripping to the lead as Matt Sheppard quickly took second away from Brachmann on the opening lap. Brett Hearn would challenge Brachmann for third place as Jimmy Phelps and Erick Rudolph raced for fifth place. Phelps and Rudolph would catch and battle with Brachmann for fourth place for several circuits as the top three pulled away from the rest of the field.

Friesen and Sheppard would catch lap traffic on lap 10, just as Danny Johnson slowed coming out turn four to bring out the races’ first caution. When the field got back on the loud pedal, Friesen and Sheppard would take off as the leaders. The caution would come back out on lap 17 as Erick Rudolph spun, in turn, four with Max McLaughlin, Kyle Coffey, and Ryan Susice all getting collected. The lap 22 restart would see Friesen and Sheppard out front with Hearn, Brachmann, and Phelps racing in the top five. Hearn would pull into the pits under the green flag. The red flag would come out on lap 24 as Mike Williams flipped in turn three. At the same time, Matt Farnham and Ryan Susice were hooked together exiting turn two. Williams was alert and climbed out of his car under his own power. On the restart, Mat Williamson took over third place and would go after “Super” Matt Sheppard. Sheppard would catch and battle Friesen for the lead on lap 34, just as Friesen hit lap traffic. Sheppard looked underneath Friesen on lap 39 exiting turn two, but Friesen would keep the lead. Friesen would continue to lead at the halfway mark over Sheppard, Williamson, Chad Brachmann, and Jimmy Phelps. Sheppard came to a stop in turn two to bring out the caution on lap 52. The restart would see Mat Williamson look underneath Friesen, but Friesen kept the lead. Fourth place running Chad Brachmann slowed on the front stretch to bring out the caution on lap 69. Matt Sheppard and Erick Rudolph would battle for sixth place for several laps off the lap 75 restart, as Friesen and Williamson pulled away. “Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell would also be in the battle with Rudolph and Sheppard. Sheppard would suffer a flat right rear tire on lap 86 to bring out the caution.

Friesen would continue to show the way over Williamson, Brett Hearn, Phelps, and Erick Rudolph racing in the top five. Williamson would close the gap over Friesen, but Friesen was able to keep the lead. Friesen would win his fifth series race of the season and sixth Summer Nationals victory. Williamson, Hearn, Phelps, and Rudolph completed the top five.

“The Flyin’ Farmer” Kevin Wills and Noah Walker shared the front row for the 25-lap feature for the Investors Service Sportsman with Walker showing the way. After a ragged start to the main event, Noah Walker and Kevin Wills would battle for the lead as Dave DiPietro raced in third place on lap six. Wills would take the lead away on lap seven, as Walker went into the moat. Justin McKay spun on the front stretch to bring out the third caution of the event on lap eight. Walker would regain the lead on lap 10, as Tyler Thompson worked his way through the field, along with points leader Brett Senek. Derek Wagner, Chris Burek, and Brett Senek battled heavily for fifth place for several laps. The caution would come out on lap 22 as Brett Senek’s front end broke. Wills would go on to score the victory.

Pete Stefanski and Pat O’Keefe were on the front row in the 20-lap feature for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks with Stefanski showing the way. Jordan Moden would battle with O’Keefe for second as Mike Kramarz, Pat Dell, and Cory Sawyer raced on behind the lead trio. Sawyer, Dell, and Kramarz went three-wide for fourth place on lap four with Sawyer moving into fourth and then just one lap later, would move into third place after passing O’Keefe. Sawyer would take second away on lap eight, as Stefanski had a straightaway lead over the field. Jason Fontaine spun in turn four to bring out the caution on lap nine. The restart would see Stefanski in the lead as Sawyer and Chris Dziomba raced in the top three. The lead duo of Stefanski and Sawyer pulled away from the balance of the field. Stefanski would hold off Sawyer for his third feature win of the season.

NEWS AND NOTES: Since 1973, the cars and stars of the Super DIRTcar Series have been coming to the Big R. In heat race action, Chris Burek flipped his Sportsman entry. He was able to race in the main event.

Friday night racing returns on August 10 as it is Autograph Night presented by FOAR Score Fan Club, Hy-Tech Concrete, Crop Production Services, Niagara Metals, and the Barker Lions Club. Pit gates will open at 5 pm with grandstand gates will open at 6 pm and the first green flag of the night will fly at 7:15 pm.

RACE RESULTS –Busch Beer, Stirling Lubricants, Wendt’s Propane, National Maintenance Contracting Corporation, Stevenson’s Hardware NIGHT SUMMARY

Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series: STEWART FRIESEN, Mat Williamson, Brett Hearn, Jimmy Phelps, Erick Rudolph, Pete Bicknell, Max McLaughlin, Tommy Flannigan, Matt Sheppard, Rich Scagliotta, Rick Richner, Scott Kerwin, Allan Wills, Jeff McGinnis, Adam Roberts, Kenny Wills, Peter Britten, Jesse Cotriss, Chad Brachmann, John Smith, Greg Martin, Jim Zimmerman, Matt Farnham, Mike Williams, Ryan Susice, Kyle Coffey, Danny Johnson, Steve Lewis Jr Did Not Start: Dave Rauscher

Qualifying Winners: Matt Sheppard, Jimmy Phelps, Brett Hearn

Fast Time: Stewart Friesen

Investors Service Sportsman: KEVIN WILLS, Noah Walker, Dave DiPietro, Garrison Krentz, Derek Wagner, Chris Burek, Tyler Thompson, AJ Custodi, James Henry, Brett Martin, Ed Cain, Zach George, Justin McKay, Dean Scott, Robbie Johnston, Brett Senek, Cameron Tuttle, Austin Susice, Darrell Borkenhagen, Orval Harris Did Not Start: Derrick Borkenhagen

Qualifying Winners: Cameron Tuttle, Dave DiPietro, Austin Susice

KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: PETE STEFANSKI, Cory Sawyer, Chris Dziomba, Mike Kramarz, Bryce Richardson, Pat Dell, Ken Camidge, Jordan Moden, Pat O’Keefe, Jim Coble, Randy Zimmerman, Jason Fontaine, Brandon Sherwood

Qualifying Winners: Cory Sawyer, Ken Camidge
 

 

 

 

David Gravel Claims Big R Outlaw Shootout at Ransomville Speedway
Dave DiPietro Wins Sportsman Feature
 

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY (July 27, 2018) David Gravel was victorious for the fifth time on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 2018 tour after his triumph in the Big R Outlaw Shootout presented by Busch Beer and Stirling Lubricants at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday night. Dave DiPietro II from North Tonawanda, NY won his first Investors Service Sportsman feature of the season. The night’s events were also sponsored by Huron Plumbing, Stevenson’s Hardware, Krown Undercoating, Relco Systems, Advanced Demolition Services, and The Wasik Farms.

Donny Schatz and David Gravel were on the front row for the 30-lap A-Main for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars as “The Greatest Show on Dirt” continued their 40th Anniversary Season with Gravel showing the way. Central NY standout Paulie Colagiovanni flipped in turn four and cleared the retaining wall to bring out the red flag. Colagiovanni was alright after the incident and was talking to medical personnel and World of Outlaws officials and walked to the pits under his own power. The field would do a second attempt at an original restart with Schatz and Gravel on the front row. Gravel would out-power Schatz on the start with Brad Sweet, Kraig Kinser and Tim Schaffer racing in the top five. Brad Sweet would pass Schatz on the front straightaway to take over second on lap three to go after leader Gravel. Daryn Pittman flipped in turn three to bring out the red flag on lap four. Pittman was alert and talked to officials and climbed out of his car under his own power. The restart would see Gravel and Sweet pull away from Schatz with Kinser and Tim Schaffer racing in fifth as Logan Schuchart challenged Schaffer and would complete the pass on lap nine.

As the leaders hit lap traffic on lap 10, Sweet used a slide job to take the lead but Gravel would return the favor on the front stretch. Sweet used the “slider” again on lap 16 and Gravel would once again regain the lead by the time the leaders got back to the start-finish line. The leaders would hit lap traffic again with six laps remaining as Gravel would pull away from Sweet and Schatz. Gravel would hold the hard-charging Sweet to score the win.

“I was being a little cautious, I blew a tire here last year and I didn’t want to do that again this year. When Brad showed his nose, I knew I had to step up my game and luckily, I was able to get back by him,” Gravel said in Victory Lane.

AJ Custodi and Noah Walker were on the front row for the Investors Service Sportsman 25-lap feature event with Custodi showing the way with Darrell Borkenhagen racing in second with Dave DiPietro moving into third at the end of the opening lap. DiPietro would take second away from Borkenhagen entering turn three on lap three with Derek Wagner and Chris Burek racing inside the top five. The top five cars would check out on the field as current points leader Brett Senek raced up to seventh and challenged early race leader Walker on lap 10 for sixth place.

At the races halfway mark, it continued to be Custodi showing the way over DiPietro, with Wagner and Burek starting to reel in the lead duo. The first caution would come out on lap 15 as Kevin Wills, Justin McKay, and Garrison Krentz all spun in turn three. The lap 15 restart would see DiPietro take the lead away as Burek would challenge Custodi for second place. The caution would fly on lap 17 as Derrick Borkenhagen, Garrison Krentz, Dave Mamo, David Fingerlow, and Dean Scott all collided in turn one. The restart would see DiPietro, Custodi, Burek, Brett Senek, and Wagner racing in the top five with Kyle Inman running in sixth. Custodi would regain second from Burek on lap 19, as DiPietro started to pull away from the field. DiPietro would go on to score the win, his first of the 2018 season. DiPietro was the eighth different winner in the division this year.

NEWS AND NOTES: “From Flipper to Checker” Noah Walker scored a Sportsman qualifying heat win, one week after flipping in turn two in the feature. American Legion Post 873 from Newfane presented the nation's colors and local performing artist Pete Robinson performed the national anthems as part of the Opening Ceremonies.

Ransomville Speedway will be back in action on Friday, August 3 as Randy’s Smoke Shop and Painters Plus present a full card of racing featuring the Sportsman/Novice Shootout and the inaugural appearance by the Thunder on the Dirt Vintage Series. Pit gates will open at 5 pm. Grandstands opening at 6 pm with racing getting underway at 7:15 pm. Kid’s aged 3-12 are invited to check out the Bailey Brothers Kids Club every race night from 6-7: 15 pm prior to the night’s racing program.

RACE RESULTS –BUSCH BEER NIGHT SUMMARY

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars: DAVID GRAVEL, Brad Sweet, Donny Schatz, Kraig Kinser, Logan Schuchart, Tim Shaffer, Brent Marks Sheldon Haudenschild, Shane Stewart, Ian Madsen, Greg Wilson, Jason Sides, Jared Zimbardi, Ryan Susice, Jacob Allen, Matt Billings, Scott Just, Dave Just, Dan Bennett, Daryn Pittman, Scott Kreutter, Mike Mahaney, Paulie Colagiovanni

Dash: Donny Schatz, David Gravel, Kraig Kinser, Brad Sweet, Ian Madsen, Tim Schaffer

Qualifying Results:

Heat 1: Brad Sweet, Tim Shaffer, Logan Schuchart, Daryn Pittman, Dave Just, Ryan Susice, Sheldon Haudenschild, Jacob Allen (Did Not Start)

Heat 2: Kraig Kinser, Donny Schatz, Shane Stewart, Greg Wilson, Scott Kreutter, Mike Mahaney, Jared Zimbardi, Dan Bennett

Heat 3: Ian Madsen, David Gravel, Brent Marks, Paulie Colagiovanni, Matt Billings, Scott Just, Jason Sides

Time Trial Results: Brad Sweet – 13.900, Donny Schatz – 14.077, Jason Sides - 14.153, Logan Schuchart – 14.157, Kraig Kinser – 14.184, Ian Madsen - 14.195, Daryn Pittman - 14.220, Shane Stewart – 14.278, David Gravel – 14.280, Tim Shaffer – 14.302, Greg Wilson – 14.380, Brent Marks - 14.405, Sheldon Haudenschild – 14.532, Mike Mahaney – 14.663, Paulie Colagiovanni – 14.805, Jacob Allen – 14.965, Scott Kreutter – 15.031, Matt Billings - 15.133, Ryan Susice - 15.215, Jared Zimbardi - 15.268, Scott Just – 15.335, Dave Just – 15.380, Dan Bennett – 15.695


Investors Service Sportsman: DAVE DIPIETRO, AJ Custodi, Chris Burek, Derek Wagner, Brett Senek, Kyle Inman, Garrison Krentz, Robbie Johnston, James Henry, Derrick Borkenhagen, Cameron Tuttle, Noah Walker, Darrell Borkenhagen, David Fingerlow, Dave Mamo, Brett Martin, Dean Scott, Justin McKay, Kevin Wills, Dustin Gorhan, Brian Monahan, Austin Susice, Ray Bliss Jr

Qualifying Winners: Dave DiPietro, Chris Burek, Noah Walker
 

 

 

 

Jesse Cotriss Scores Modified Win; Chris Burek Takes Home Sportsman Victory at Ransomville:
Sawyer, Susice, and Pawlak Pick Up Wins
 

RANSOMVILLE, NY (July 20, 2018) Medina, NY’s Jesse Cotriss won his first Krown Undercoating Modified feature as Modern Disposal, JetPort Lounge, Niagara Lazy Lakes Resort, United Materials, and Telco Construction presented the racing action at the Ransomville Speedway. Chris Burek from Wilson, NY won his second Investors Service Sportsman feature of the season. “The Huckster” Cory Sawyer from South Central Niagara Falls, NY won his fourth KiPo Chevrolet Street Stock feature of the season. “That Kid” Cole Susice from Ransomville, NY won his second Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers feature of the season. Bubby Pawlak from Wilson, NY scored his first Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature of the season.

Qualifying heat race winners Jesse Cotriss and Matt Farnham were on the front row for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds feature event with Cotriss in the lead with Scott Kerwin moving into second place at the end of the opening lap. Erick Rudolph would pass last weeks’ winner Allan Wills to enter the top five on lap four. Jeff McGinnis would work his way by Kerwin to move into second place, as Cotriss would lead by three seconds. Greg Martin would spin in turn four to bring out the caution on lap eight, erasing the 3.1-second lead that Cotriss had on the field. On the restart, Cotriss would continue to lead as Erick Rudolph would challenge Jeff McGinnis for second, with Rudolph taking second away on lap 10. “Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell would enter the top five for the first time after passing Scott Kerwin on lap 11 and would go after fourth place running Matt Farnham. Bicknell would continue to trek towards the front of the field after passing Farnham to take fourth place away on lap 14. Pete Bicknell broke the left front after hitting the inside implement tire to bring out the caution with nine laps remaining. The lap 21 restart would see Cotriss and Rudolph battle for the lead with Cotriss keeping the lead. Rudolph would look several times to look underneath Cotriss in the late going. Cotriss would hold off Rudolph to score his first win of the season.

Dustin Gorhan and qualifying heat race winner Justin McKay shared the front row for the 25-lap feature for the Investors Service Sportsman with McKay jumping into the lead as Chris Burek moved quickly into second place at the end of lap one. Cameron Tuttle would pass polesitter Gorhan for third as James Henry, Dave DiPietro, and points leader Brett Senek all moved into the top six. DiPietro would slow down the main straightaway to bring out the races’ first caution on lap six. Burek would take the lead away from McKay off the lap six restart as James Henry passed Tuttle to move into third place. Garrison Krentz spun, in turn, two with Noah Walker making contact and rolling on his roof to bring out the red flag on lap seven. All drivers were okay and climbed out of their cars under their own power. The restart would see Burek back in the lead and would pull away from the rest of the field. Brett Senek would pass Tuttle for fourth place at the halfway mark, as Burek continued to lead McKay and Henry. Burek and Senek would launch into the top two after a lap 15 restart. James Henry would pass McKay to move into third with five laps remaining, as Burek would pull away from Senek. Cameron Tuttle and Kevin Wills brought out the caution with three laps remaining. The late race restart would see Burek hold off Henry to get the win.

Randy Zimmerman and Mike Kramarz were on the front row in the 20-lap feature for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks with Kramarz leading the opening lap. Kramarz would continue to lead as Ken Camidge moved into second with Zimmerman, Bryce Richardson and Chris Dziomba racing inside the top five. Cory Sawyer would race in sixth and would move into the top five after passing Richardson on lap six. Mike Kramarz’s roof panel fell off the car to bring out the caution on lap six. The restart would see Camidge and Kramarz battling for the lead with Dziomba and Sawyer racing inside the top four. Camidge would complete the pass on lap nine to take the lead. After several laps of battling for third place, “The Huckster” Cory Sawyer would move into third after passing Dziomba on lap 13 and would look to get around Kramarz for second. Sawyer would complete the pass just one lap later to move into second. Camidge would pull into the pits while leading, giving the lead to Sawyer. Sawyer would hold off Kramarz to get his fourth win in the last five weeks of competition.

Brandon Potter and Cole Susice brought the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers to the green flag for their 15-lap feature event with Susice in the lead at the end of lap one. Current divisional points leader Matt Hornquist took the lead away from Susice on lap two, as “Mr. Peanut” Ryan Plante raced from third place. Hornquist would pull away from Susice and Plante and with five laps remaining, would suffer a flat right rear tire. Susice would re-inherit the lead. Susice would hold off Plante to score his second win of the season.

Qualifying heat race winner David Fingerlow and Orval Harris were on the front row for the 15-lap feature for the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman with Fingerlow in the lead with Bubby Pawlak racing in second. Pawlak would take the lead after a miscue by Fingerlow on lap four. Cody Wolfe would take second away from Fingerlow and would challenge the leader. Pawlak and Wolfe would pull away from the field with Pawlak pulling away from Wolfe to score his first win of the season.

NEWS AND NOTES: American Legion Post 873 from Newfane presented the nation's colors as Ransomville Speedway honored all veterans in attendance. The Bailey Brothers Kids Club led the crowd in the pledge of allegiance and local artist Pete Robinson performed the national anthems. After Cory Sawyer’s win last Friday night, the motor was sent to the dyno and tech officials deemed that the motor in Sawyer’s 187 Street Stock was legal and Sawyer is credited with the win in the John Susice Memorial.

Next Friday night, Busch Beer and Stirling Lubricants presents the #BigROutlawShootout featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars. The Investors Service Sportsman will also be on the racing card. Pit gates will open at 2 pm. The Will-Call Ticket Window will also open at 2 pm with grandstands opening at 4 pm and hot laps beginning at 6:30 pm, with racing getting underway at 7:15 pm. A limited number of presale tickets are still available by calling 1-844-DIRT-TIX. General admission tickets will also be available the day of the race.

RACE RESULTS –Modern Disposal, JetPort Lounge, Lazy Lakes Resort, United Materials, Telco Construction NIGHT SUMMARY

Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds: JESSE COTRISS, Erick Rudolph, Chad Brachmann, Jeff McGinnis, Ryan Susice, Tommy Flannigan, Matt Farnham, Rick Richner, Greg Martin, Steve Lewis Jr, Mike Williams, Allan Wills, Scott Kerwin, Steve Schumacher, John Smith, Pete Bicknell, Jim Zimmerman

Qualifying Winners: Jesse Cotriss, Matt Farnham, Allan Wills



Investors Service Sportsman: CHRIS BUREK, James Henry, Brett Senek, Derek Wagner, Austin Susice, Justin McKay, Derrick Borkenhagen, Ed Cain, Robbie Johnston, Darrell Borkenhagen, AJ Custodi, Zack Sam, Cameron Tuttle, Kevin Wills, Dustin Gorhan, Garrison Krentz, Noah Walker, Dave DiPietro

Qualifying Winners: Cameron Tuttle, James Henry, Justin McKay



KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: CORY SAWYER, Mike Kramarz, Chris Dziomba, Jordan Moden, Brandon Sherwood, Jim Coble, Randy Zimmerman, Casey Jonathan, Pat O’Keefe, Dan Korpanty, Ken Camidge, Bryce Richardson, Joey Zimmerman, Pete Stefanski Did Not Start: Pat Dell

Qualifying Winners: Cory Sawyer, Ken Camidge



Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers: COLE SUSICE, Ryan Plante, Ashley Blech, Nick Tarnowski, Chad Desso, Matt Hornquist, Brandon Potter, Steve Matson Did Not Start: Brandon Close

Qualifying Winner: Ryan Plante



Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: BUBBY PAWLAK, Cody Wolfe, David Fingerlow, Orval Harris, Ken Washburn, Matt Foster, Jim Forster

Qualifying Winner: David Fingerlow
 

 

 

Allan Wills Scores Modified Win: 

Cory Sawyer Wins John Susice Street Stock Memorial at Ransomville

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY (July 13, 2018) “The Huckster” Cory Sawyer from South Central Niagara Falls, NY was victorious in the 2nd annual John Susice Memorial for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks as Niagara Hardwood, A-1 Land Care, Sunset Bar and Grill, and WGR 550 presented Halloween Night at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday night. For Sawyer, it was his third divisional win of the season. The complete results are unofficial pending a tech review. Allan Wills from Ransomville, NY won his first Krown Undercoating Modified feature of 2018. Garrison Krentz from North Tonawanda, NY claimed his second Investors Service Sportsman feature of the season. Chad Desso from Wilson, NY won his third Gippsters Collison 4 Bangers feature of the season. Ransomville, NY’s Brian Monahan Jr won his first career Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature.

“That Guy” Mike Kramarz and Pat Dell were on the front row for the second running of the John Susice Memorial for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks with Kramarz showing the way from the drop of the green flag. Brandon Sherwood would go three-wide with Jaren Israel and Chris Dziomba to move from sixth to fourth in the running order on lap three as the former track champion was working his way up through the field. Ken Camidge spun, in turn, one with Rob Murray being collected to bring out the races first caution on lap four. The early race restart would see Kramarz and Dell battle into turns one and two with Dell taking the slight advantage at the start-finish line with Sherwood, Pete Stefanski, and Jaren Israel racing in the top five. Sherwood’s race would come to an end after going into the pits on lap six. Israel and Stefanski made contact going into turn three on lap eight with Joey Zimmerman getting the worst of the impact as Zimmerman had no-where to go and hit the turn three wall, causing tons of damage to the Zimmerman racer. Joey climbed out of his car under his own power. The restart would see Dell edging out Kramarz for the lead as Dziomba would take third with Cory Sawyer and Bryce Richardson racing in the top five. Sawyer would challenge Kramarz and Dell for the lead at the halfway mark. Sawyer would take the lead away on lap 17 with Dell challenging and regaining the lead just one lap later. Sawyer would regain the lead with 10 laps remaining after completing the pass on Dell exiting turn four. Kramarz would challenge Dell for second in the late going with Dell holding him off. Sawyer got loose with three laps remaining, allowing Dell and Kramarz to reel in the leader. Sawyer would hold off Dell and Kramarz to score his third win of the season. With it being Sawyer’s third win, his motor has been pulled. Results are unofficial pending the results of the motor tests.

Allan Wills and Mike Williams were on the front row for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds feature event with Wills getting the jump with veterans Scott Kerwin, and Chad Brachmann raced for third place. Brachmann went underneath Williams to move into second place as Allan Wills started to pull away from the field. Ryan Susice would take third away on lap three from Williams. As Wills pulled away, Susice would start to reel in Brachmann for the runner-up position. The leader would hit lap traffic on lap 11. John Smith would come to a stop on the backstretch to bring out the caution on lap 14 to bring out the caution, erasing Wills’ 2.8 second lead over Brachmann. The restart would see Wills jump back in the lead over Brachmann, Susice, Scott Kerwin, and Erick Rudolph. Wills would go on to score the win, his first of the season.

Qualifying heat race winners Justin McKay and Robbie Johnston shared the front row for the 25-lap feature for the Investors Service Sportsman with Johnston leading the opening circuit over McKay and Garrison Krentz. AJ Custodi came to a stop on the front straightaway to bring out the races caution on lap two. The restart would see Johnston out-sprinting McKay going into turn one, but it was McKay taking the lead away at the start-finish line. Johnston would clear McKay for the lead on lap seven, as the top three would pull away from the field. After a caution on lap 15, Robbie Johnston and Garrison Krentz brought the field back to the green flag with Krentz taking the lead away from Johnston. Krentz would pull away from the field to earn his second win of the season.

Ashley Blech and Nick Tarnowski brought the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers to the green flag for their 15-lap feature event with Tarnowski leading lap one. Jason Harris and Cole Susice got together on the backstretch to bring out the races first caution. The early race restart would see Matt Hornquist take the lead away from Tarnowski with Blech, Chad Desso, and Steve Matson racing three-wide behind the lead duo. Desso would battle Tarnowski for several circuits for second place as Hornquist would pull away from the field. Desso would clear Tarnowski on lap six as “Mr. Peanut” Ryan Plante and “The Notorious One” Chris Leone raced inside the top five. Desso would go after Hornquist for the lead in the late going as Desso would take the lead with four laps remaining. Desso would go on to score his second straight win and third of the season.

Qualifying heat race winner Brian Monahan Jr and David Fingerlow were on the front row for the 15-lap feature for the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman with Monahan jumping into the race lead with Fingerlow, Bubby Pawlak, Cody Wolfe, and Kenny Washburn racing in the top five early on. The top three of Monahan, Fingerlow, and Wolfe would pull away from fourth-place running Pawlak. Fingerlow would hit the turn two wall to bring out the caution on lap 12, setting up a three-lap shootout. Off the restart, Monahan would hold off a late charge from Cody Wolfe to earn his first career open-wheeled victory.

NEWS AND NOTES: David Fingerlow drove Kyle Wendt’s Sportsman in the Novice Sportsman division after Fingerlow’s #33 suffered a broken driveshaft during pre-race hot laps. Kids in attendance had the chance to go Trick-Or-Treating before the racing action got underway. The speedway would like to thank all the teams that supported Halloween Night! Kids also had the chance to race their Power Wheels on the track during intermission.

Next Friday night, Modern Disposal, Jetport Lounge, Niagara Lazy Lakes Resort, and United Materials presents a full card of racing. All Veterans will receive FREE admission with proper ID. Pit gates open at 5 pm, with grandstands opening at 6 pm, and the first green flag of the night set to wave at 7:15 pm.

RACE RESULTS –Niagara Hardwood, A-1 Land Care, Sunset Bar & Grill, WGR 550 NIGHT SUMMARY

KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: CORY SAWYER, Pat Dell, Mike Kramarz, Chris Dziomba, Bryce Richardson, Ken Camidge, Rob Murray, Jordan Moden, Jim Coble, Casey Jonathan, Pat O’Keefe, Matt Tracy, Pete Stefanski, Joey Zimmerman, Brandon Sherwood, Randy Zimmerman, Jaren Israel Did Not Start: Dan Korpanty

Qualifying Winners: Pete Stefanski, Ken Camidge



Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds: ALLAN WILLS, Chad Brachmann, Ryan Susice, Scott Kerwin, Erick Rudolph, Tommy Flannigan, Pete Bicknell, Rick Richner, Jeff McGinnis, Matt Farnham, Jesse Cotriss, Mike Williams, Steve Lewis Jr, Phil Vigneri III, Steve Schumacher, John Smith, Greg Martin, James Sweeting, Jim Zimmerman

Qualifying Winners: Erick Rudolph, Chad Brachmann, Ryan Susice



Investors Service Sportsman: GARRISON KRENTZ, Robbie Johnston, Cameron Tuttle, Austin Susice, Brett Senek, Derek Borkenhagen, Derek Wagner, James Henry, Dave DiPietro, Chris Burek, Ed Cain, Jim Harbison, Darrell Borkenhagen, Justin McKay, Noah Walker, Kyle Wendt, Dustin Gorhan, Kevin Wills, AJ Custodi Did Not Start: Billy Coleman

Qualifying Winners: Garrison Krentz, Justin McKay, Robbie Johnston



Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers: CHAD DESSO, Matt Hornquist, Ryan Plante, Nick Tarnowski, Steve Matson, Brandon Potter, Brandon Close, Ashley Blech, Chris Leone, Cole Susice, Jason Harris

Qualifying Winner: Ashley Blech



Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: BRIAN MONAHAN JR, Cody Wolfe, Bubby Pawlak, Kenny Washburn, Orval Harris, Dave Mamo, David Fingerlow

Qualifying Winner: Brian Monahan Jr
 

 

 Susice, Wagner, Sawyer, Israel, Desso, Washburn, and Wolfe Pick up Wins at Ransomville

 


RANSOMVILLE, NY (July 6, 2018)....... “The Ransomville Renegade” Ryan Susice scored his first win of the season in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds as Live Edge Brewery and Asset Consulting Experts presented the racing action at the Ransomville Speedway. The three-time and defending track champion drove the Slack Racing #3RS to his first win of the year. Derek Wagner from Middleport, NY won his second Investors Service Sportsman feature of the season. “The Huckster” Cory Sawyer from South Central Niagara Falls, NY won his second straight feature event in the make-up feature for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks, while Ransomville, NY’s “Showtime” Jaren Israel won his first feature of the season in the nightcap Street Stock feature.  Desso from Wilson, NY scored his second win of the season in the Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers. Ken Washburn from Ransomville, NY won the makeup main event for the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman while Appleton, NY’s Cody “The Wolfman” Wolfe picked up the regularly scheduled feature for his third win of the year.

Three-time and defending Krown Undercoating 358 Modified track champion Ryan Susice and Allan Wills brought the mighty Modifieds to the green flag for their 30-lap feature with “The Ransomville Renegade” showing the way. Allan Wills got loose in the middle of turns one and two to spin on lap one to bring out the races first caution. The restart would see Susice pull away from Greg Martin as Tommy Flannigan challenged Martin for second with Chad Brachmann, Pete Bicknell, and Erick Rudolph racing inside the top six. Brachmann would take third away from Martin as Bicknell and Rudolph went three-wide with Martin to move into the top five. Rudolph would take third away from Brachmann after CB3 hopped the cushion exiting turn four on lap nine. Susice and Flannigan would pull away from Rudolph as the leaders hit lap traffic at the halfway point. Rudolph would catch the lead duo while the leaders were in lap traffic with 11 laps remaining to make it a three-car battle for the lead in the closing laps. Rudolph would take second away from Flannigan late in the going and would quickly reel in Susice. The two Ransomville natives would battle for the final two laps with Susice edging out Rudolph to score the win, his first of the 2018 season. Flannigan, Brachmann, and Bicknell would complete the top five.

Qualifying heat race winners Noah Walker and Derek Wagner shared the front row in the 25-lap feature for the Investors Service Sportsman with Wagner leading the opening circuit. With Wagner up front, Chris Burek would quickly take over second place with Kevin Wills, Kyle Wendt, and Justin McKay racing inside the top five early on. The top three would pull away from the battle for fourth place between Kyle Wendt and Justin McKay. McKay would have issues in turn four to bring out the races first caution on lap 13. The mid-race restart would see Wagner and Burek battle for the lead as Kevin Wills and Richie Vinson looked on in third and fourth respectively. The top two of Wagner and Burek would pull away from the rest of the field. Wagner would go on to score the win, his second of the season to make it the first repeat winner in the division.

Joey and Randy Zimmerman brought the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks to the green flag for their 20-lap make-up feature event with Joey Zimmerman showing the way as Chris Dziomba and Pat Dell battled with Randy Zimmerman for second place. Dziomba would waste no time getting to the rear bumper of Joey Zimmerman for the lead as Cory Sawyer passed Dell to move into third place. Sawyer and Dziomba would battle for second place. Dziomba would take the lead away on lap eight after battling hard with Zimmerman for the lead. Joey Zimmerman would then get loose exiting turn four and spun to bring out the races first caution. After the restart, Dziomba and Cory Sawyer would battle for several laps for the lead as Sawyer would take the lead entering turn three and would clear Dziomba on lap 13. Sawyer would open- up the lead over the rest of the field over the second half of the race. Jim Coble spun in turn two to bring out the caution with one lap remaining. Sawyer would lead the final lap to score his second straight feature win.

The second Street Stock feature was brought to the green flag by two past track champions in “Showtime” Jaren Israel and Brandon Sherwood with Israel showing the way with Sherwood, Pat Dell, Cory Sawyer, Ken Camidge, and Pete Stefanski raced in the top six. Sawyer would battle with Sherwood for second place with “The Huckster” taking second away with Pete Stefanski taking fourth away from Pat Dell. Israel would pull away from the field as Stefanski would battle Sherwood for third place. Stefanski would pass Sherwood on lap seven to move onto the podium and would start his chase of the lead duo, Israel, and Sawyer. The caution would come out on lap 11 as Dan Korpanty spun, in turn, one right in front of the race leader. The restart would see Stefanski take second away from Sawyer and would go after Israel. Stefanski and Israel would battle with Stefanski taking the lead on lap 13. Over the final seven laps, Stefanski and Israel would continue their battle with “Showtime” getting around Stefanski on the outside exiting turn four on the last lap to steal the win, his first of the 2018 season.

Brandon Close and Steve Matson led the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers to the green flag for their main event with Matson showing the way. Chad Desso would take the lead away on lap two and would open- up his lead over the rest of the field. After a lap five restart, Desso, Matson and “Mr. Peanut” Ryan Plante raced in the top three. Desso would pull away from the field to score his second victory of the season.

Ken Washburn and Orval Harris were on the front row for the 15-lap make-up feature event for the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman with Washburn showing the way early on. Bubby Pawlak would challenge Orval Harris for the second position, but Harris would keep the runner-up spot in the races’ early stage. Pawlak would take second away on lap eight after the leaders had issues with a backmarker. Washburn would lead all 15 laps to earn his first win of the season.

The second Novice Sportsman feature was brought to the line by Tyler Vinson and David Fingerlow with Fingerlow taking the lead with Cody Wolfe taking second place away from Vinson. Going into turn one to start the second lap, Vinson bumped Wolfe and Fingerlow to make both Wolfe and Fingerlow spin to bring out the caution. The caution would put Bubby Pawlak into the lead with Ken Washburn racing in second place. Pawlak would stretch his lead over the rest of the field as Cody Wolfe worked his way back through the field. The caution would come back out for Matt Foster who spun in turn four on lap seven. Pawlak would continue to lead until Cody Wolfe made a last lap pass and Wolfe would hold off Pawlak to score the win, his third of the season.

NEWS AND NOTES: Due to track conditions, the kid’s rides that were scheduled for tonight was postponed until August 24. Kids that had wristbands for the kid’s rides were to go to the concession stand for their free freeze pops. Cody Wolfe’s Novice Sportsman win came in his first race with a brand-new motor.

Next Friday night will be the second annual John Susice Memorial for the Street Stocks as Niagara Hardwood, A-1 Landcare, Sunset Bar and Grill, and WGR 550 will present the full card of racing plus Kids Power Wheel Races! It will also be Halloween Night at the Big R with Trick-Or-Treating and more activities will take place. Pit gates open at 5 pm, with grandstands opening at 6 pm, and the first green flag of the night set to wave at 7:15 pm.

RACE RESULTS –Live Edge Brewery, Asset Consulting Experts NIGHT SUMMARY

Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds: RYAN SUSICE, Erick Rudolph, Tommy Flannigan, Chad Brachmann, Pete Bicknell, Greg Martin, Ricky Richner, Matt Farnham, Jeff McGinnis, Scott Kerwin, Jesse Cotriss, James Sweeting, Steve Lewis Jr, Allan Wills, Mike Williams, John Smith

Qualifying Winners: Ryan Susice, Pete Bicknell, Chad Brachmann

Investors Service Sportsman: DEREK WAGNER, Chris Burek, Kevin Wills, Richie Vinson, Justin McKay, Ed Cain, Kyle Wendt, Robbie Johnston, Noah Walker, Billy Coleman, Dustin Gorhan, David Fingerlow

Qualifying Winners: Noah Walker, Derek Wagner

KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks (From 6/22): CORY SAWYER, Mike Kramarz, Pat Dell, Chris Dziomba, Brandon Sherwood, Jaren Israel, Pete Stefanski, Ken Camidge, Jordan Moden, Pat O’Keefe, Dan Korpanty, Jim Coble, Casey Jonathan, Joey Zimmerman, Randy Zimmerman Did Not Start: Bryce Richardson, Matt Tracy

KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: JAREN ISRAEL, Pete Stefanski, Cory Sawyer, Ken Camidge, Chris Dziomba, Brandon Sherwood, Pat O’Keefe, Pat Dell, Jim Coble, Casey Jonathan, Randy Zimmerman, Dan Korpanty, Joey Zimmerman, Jordan Moden, Mike Kramarz Did Not Start: Matt Tracy


Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers: CHAD DESSO, Steve Matson, Ryan Plante, Cole Susice, Nick Tarnowski, Brandon Potter, Dave Dussault, Matt Hornquist, Anthony Hermanson, Ashley Blech, Chris Harling, Brandon Close

Qualifying Winners: Steve Matson, Dave Dussault

Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman (From 6/22): KEN WASHBURN, Bubby Pawlak, Orval Harris, Cody Wolfe, David Fingerlow, Tyler Vinson, Matt Foster, Jim Forster, Mike Martin Did Not Start: Brian Monahan Brian Harris, DJ Gardner

Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: CODY WOLFE, Bubby Pawlak, Ken Washburn, Orval Harris, Tyler Vinson, Jim Forster, David Fingerlow, Matt Foster Did Not Start: Mike Martin
 

 

 

 

Matt Farnham and Erick Rudolph Score Modified Feature Wins at Ransomville
Kevin Wills, Cory Sawyer, Ryan Plante, Matt Hornquist, David Fingerlow All collect wins

 


 

RANSOMVILLE, NY (June 29, 2018) Tonawanda, NY’s Matt Farnham scored his first career victory in the make-up 30 lap main event for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds as Farmers Insurance of Lockport, Moley Magnetics, uBreakiFix of Western New York, Parco Building Systems, Shawnee Service, Hy-Tech Concrete and Lynx Product Group presented the racing action on a beautiful, sultry, Summer evening at the Ransomville Speedway. Third generation driver Erick Rudolph from Ransomville, NY won his Kevin Wills from Ransomville, NY won his second Investors Service Sportsman feature of the season. “The Huckster” Cory Sawyer from South Central Niagara Falls, NY won his first KiPo Chevrolet Street Stock feature since winning the championship in 2016. Ryan Plante from Grand Island, NY scored the win in the makeup feature for the Gippsters Collison 4 Bangers while Eden, NY driver Matt Hornquist scored his second win of the season in the regularly scheduled Gippsters Collision 4 Banger feature. David Fingerlow from North Tonawanda, NY scored his third win of the season in the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman.

The make-up feature for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds from last Friday night saw Jesse Cotriss and James Sweeting on the front row with Cotriss jumping into the early race lead as Kenny Wills battled Sweeting for second place. Gary Lindberg looped in turn four to bring out the races first caution with just two laps being scored. The restart would see Cotriss in the lead as Scott Kerwin passed Wills to take over second place. Kerwin would start to reel in Cotriss on lap ten. The leaders would hit lap traffic at the halfway mark, as Erick Rudolph raced with Kenny Wills for third place. Rudolph would move into third on lap 17, as Cotriss and Kerwin pulled away. Rudolph would catch Kerwin on lap 22, just as Ryan Susice came to a stop in the moat on the front stretch. After a multi-car incident on the restart, Matt Farnham moved into second place and would go after Cotriss. Cotriss would cross the start-finish line first but came up light at the scales, giving the win to Matt Farnham for his first career Modified victory.

Mike Williams and John Smith were on the front row in the regularly scheduled 30-lap feature for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds and it was Williams in the lead. A multicar pileup occurred, in turn, two involving Ryan Susice, Scott Wood, Matt Farnham, Scott Kerwin, and Allan Wills. The restart would see “The Professor” John Smith showing the way over Williams, Tommy Flannigan, Steve Lewis Jr, and Greg Martin racing in the top five. Erick Rudolph moved past Martin to move into fifth place. Jeff McGinnis and Chad Brachmann came together in turn four to bring out the caution on lap five. The restart would see Tommy Flannigan take the lead away from Smith with “Hot Wheels” Greg Martin battling with Smith for second with Rudolph and Pete Bicknell in the top five. Rudolph and Bicknell would make quick work of John Smith and Greg Martin to move into second and third respectively by lap nine. Rudolph caught Flannigan on lap 17 as the leaders started to hit lap traffic. Rudolph was glued to the rear nerf bar of Flannigan and looked to the outside of Flannigan and Rudolph would take the lead with five laps remaining. Rudolph would drive away from Flannigan to earn his second win of the season at the Big R.

Justin McKay and Kyle Wendt shared the front row in the 25-lap feature for the Investors Service Sportsman with McKay showing the way early on. Kevin Wills would pass Wendt to take over second on lap two. Wills and McKay would battle for the lead as Garrison Krentz and Brett Senek raced and battled for third place. Jim Harbison spun in turn three all on his own to bring out the caution on lap six. The restart would see Wills and McKay continued to battle for the lead as Senek moved into third place with James Henry racing in the top five for the first time. Wills would take the lead on lap nine, as Senek passed McKay just one lap later to move into second place. Wills and Senek pulled away as James Henry cleared McKay for third place at the halfway mark after starting 11th on the grid. Senek looked underneath Wills and battled for the lead with Senek clearing Wills for the lead with 10 laps remaining. AJ Custodi came to a stop in the middle of turns one and two to bring out the caution on lap 17. The restart would see Senek in the lead with Wills regaining the lead at the start-finish line. Wills opened up the lead in the late going and Wills would go on to score the win, his second of the season.

Qualifying heat race winners Joey Zimmerman and Bryce Richardson brought the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks to the green flag for their 20-lap feature event with Richardson leading the opening circuit. Mike Kramarz and Cory Sawyer battled with Richardson up front on lap three as they went three-wide for the lead as Pat Dell, Pete Stefanski, and Jaren Israel were all battling for position behind the lead trio. Sawyer would clear Richardson for the lead on lap four and Pete Stefanski would move into second place. Sawyer and Stefanski would battle for the lead as “Showtime” Jaren Israel raced in third place. Pat Dell took third away from Israel on lap 14. Sawyer would hold off Stefanski, Israel, Dell and Ken Camidge to score the win, his first of the season.

In the make-up feature from last Friday night for the Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers, Steve Matson and “Mr. Peanut” Ryan Plante brought the field to the green flag with Plante jumping into the lead. Chad Desso battled with Matson for second with Chuck Cala moving into third place on lap three. Desso would get around Matson to move into the runner-up position and would begin to reel in the leader Plante. The caution would come out on lap seven as Chris Harling Jr came to a stop entering turn three. Plante would regain the lead on the restart as Matt Hornquist quickly moved into the second position. Plante would hold off Hornquist to score the win, his second of the season.

The regularly scheduled 15-lap feature for the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers saw divisional points leader Matt Hornquist take the lead away on the drop of the green flag with Chad Desso racing in second place. Desso would challenge Hornquist throughout the feature event. Hornquist would go on to score his second win of the season.

Ken Washburn and Brian Harris were on the front row for the 15-lap feature event for the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman with Washburn in the lead. David Fingerlow would take the lead on lap two with Cody Wolfe moving into second place. After a lap six restart, Fingerlow would pull away from Washburn and would go on to score the win, his third of the season.

NEWS AND NOTES: 80 cars signed in pitside to make it the highest car count of the season so far. Fireworks lit up the sky for the holiday celebration.

Live Edge Brewery and Asset Consulting Experts will present the full card of racing on Friday, July 6 which will feature Kids Rides! Pit gates open at 5 pm, with grandstands opening at 6 pm, and the first green flag of the night set to wave at 7:15 pm. Coming up in two weeks (July 13) is the second John Susice Memorial for the Street Stocks and it’s Halloween Night! Trick-or-Treating and more activities will take place.

RACE RESULTS –Farmers Insurance, Moley Magnetics, uBreakiFix NIGHT SUMMARY

Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds (From 6/22): MATT FARNHAM, Gary Lindberg, Erick Rudolph, Kenny Wills, Greg Martin, James Sweeting, Jeff McGinnis, Steve Lewis Jr, Tommy Flannigan, Scott Kerwin, John Smith, Mike Williams, Scott Wood, Chad Brachmann, Ryan Susice, Pete Bicknell, Rick Richner, Allan Wills, Russ Zimmerman, Jesse Cotriss Did Not Start: Phil Vigneri III, Andy Jankowiak



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



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

Qualifying Winners: Andrew Smith, Cameron Tuttle, AJ Custodi



KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: CORY SAWYER, Pete Stefanski, Jaren Israel, Pat Dell, Ken Camidge, Bryce Richardson, Brandon Sherwood, Chris Dziomba, Jim Coble, Pat O’Keefe, Matt Tracy, Mike Kramarz, Joey Zimmerman, Randy Zimmerman, Dan Korpanty, Jordan Moden

Qualifying Winners: Joey Zimmerman, Bryce Richardson



Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers (From 6/22): RYAN PLANTE, Matt Hornquist, Chuck Cala, Chad Desso, Anthony Hermanson, Brandon Potter, Dave Dussault, Brandon Close, Cole Susice, Steve Matson, Jason Harris, Nick Tarnowski, Ashley Blech, Chris Harling, Drew Westmoreland



Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers: MATT HORNQUIST, Chad Desso, Steve Matson, Cole Susice, Nick Tarnowski, Ryan Plante, Ashley Blech, Dave Dussault, Anthony Hermanson, Drew Westmoreland, Jason Harris, Chris Harling, Brandon Potter, Brandon Close, Chuck Cala



Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: DAVID FINGERLOW, Kenny Washburn, Cody Wolfe, Orval Harris, Mike Martin, Brian Harris, Tyler Vinson, Bubby Pawlak, Dan Gardner

Qualifying Winner: Bubby Pawlak
 

 

 

Derek Wagner Wins Sportsman Feature Before Mother Nature Washes Out Program at Ransomville
 

RANSOMVILLE, NY (June 22, 2018) Derek Wagner from Middleport, NY won his first Investors Service Sportsman feature of the season, making it the seventh different winner in the division so far in 2018. The rest of the program was washed out due to Mother Nature.

Kyle Wendt and Cameron Tuttle were on the front row for the Investor’s Service Sportsman feature with Wendt showing the way with AJ Custodi moving into second place. Custodi would take the lead on lap two with Derek Wagner moving into second with Dave DiPietro racing in third. Wagner would close in on Custodi on lap 10 and would challenge for the lead before the halfway mark. With Custodi and Wagner battling for the lead, this would allow Dave DiPietro, Austin Susice, and Chris Burek to all close in on the battle for the lead. Custodi and Wagner would trade cross-over moves a couple of times before Wagner getting the lead away on lap 20, just before Andrew Smith brought out the races’ lone caution. The final five-lap sprint would see Wagner hold off DiPietro and Chris Burek to score the win, his first of the season. DiPietro, Burek, Susice, and James Henry would complete the top five.

Qualifying heats were held for the rest of the five-division card with Jesse Cotriss, Tommy Flannigan, and Kenny Wills scoring the heat race wins in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds. Joey Zimmerman and Bryce Richardson won the heat races in the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks. Steve Matson and Ryan Plante won the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers heat races while Cody Wolfe and Bubby Pawlak scored the qualifying heat events in the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman.

Track management will announce a schedule to when double features will be held for the Street Stocks, 4 Bangers, and Novice Sportsman over the next few weeks. The Modifieds will run double features next Friday, June 29.

NEWS AND NOTES: 76 cars signed in pitside. The Kids Bicycle Race will be rescheduled for a date later in the season.

Farmers Insurance and Moley Magnetics will present the racing action next Friday night featuring a full card of racing and Independence Holiday FIREWORKS! The Krown Undercoating Modifieds will be running double features. Pit gates open at 5 pm, grandstand gates at 6 pm, with racing at 7:15 pm.

RACE RESULTS –RUTLAND-CORWIN FUNERAL HOME AND SNYDER INDUSTRIES NIGHT AT THE RACES SUMMARY


Investors Service Sportsman: DEREK WAGNER, Dave DiPietro, Chris Burek, Austin Susice, James Henry, Brett Senek, Kyle Wendt, Garrison Krentz, Justin McKay, AJ Custodi, Cameron Tuttle, Dustin Gorhan, Kevin Wills, Andy Smith, Billy Coleman, Jonathan Reid, Robbie Johnston

Qualifying Winners: Cameron Tuttle, Dave DiPietro, Justin McKay
 

 

 

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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