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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heat races were won by Cliff Gregg and Darrell Borkenhagen.


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

Dont forget about the 32nd running of with the Summer Nationals on Tuesday, August 2nd. A Wednesday, August 3rd rain date has been announced if needed. The Super DIRTcar Modifieds are scheduled for 100 laps, The Investors Service Company Sportsman and Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks are also on the Summer Nationals schedule. Both pit gates and grandstand gates will open at 4:30pm.


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

 

 

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HANSEN DOUBLES UP; FOSTER, PEARSON, HANEL, POLLOW, GEORGE, AND SLACK ALSO COLLECT GO-KART WINS



Ransomville, NY - Thursday, July 21st - A total of fifty-one competitors were on hand as the Little R completed yet another night of go-kart racing. In the Novice ranks another stellar field of twelve competitors signed in for competition resulting in triple 10 lap mains. In the first feature event the win would go to Tyler Foster - his third of the year. Foster took the lead on lap four and held it the remaining distance. Leximarie Healy continues to have an excellent rookie season as she came home in second. Reece Rutherford and Brayden Bills rounded out the field.

In the second ten lap Novice feature the win went to Anthony Pearson - his second of the season. Pearson took the lead away from Mason Hanel on lap three and held it the rest of the way. Riley Bloomingdale, Hanel, and Tyler Moden rounded out the field.

In the final ten lap Novice feature it would be Bailey Hanel taking the win. Hanel would take control at the drop of the green and dominate the race. Jocelyn Just made her return after a few weeks off and did an outstanding job coming home second. Owen Zeliff was third. Riley Rutherford was unable to take the green as her throttle stuck during the initial pace lap. Thanks to the quick thinking of her dad and officials along with Riley knowing to try to spin out and slow down - they were able to disable the kart. Everyone was a-okay.

The Slack Karts Junior I main event went to Anthony Pollow - his fourth of the season. Pollow took the lead away from Wyatt McGinnis on lap five and held it the rest of the feature main. Abby Castile would post second at the checker followed by McGinnis. This class should grow in size soon as some of the Novice are talking about making the step up.

Greenley George ran an impressive race in the Jeffery Machine Junior II ranks which led her to her first win of the season. In a division that is very competitive - getting a win is a tough thing to do as all seven competitors are very equal. George took the lead away from Jayme Stone on lap ten and held off persistent challenges from Bo Wrate for the win. Wrate enjoyed his best finish of the season in second followed by Stone whom also enjoyed her best finish. Austin Zimmerman finished in fourth followed by Brenden Wallace, Jacob Bansmer, and Paul Lassman.

Dalton Slack took top honors in the Junior III ranks for the third time in 2016. Slack took the lead on the original start and held off a hard charging Matt Krull for the win. Krull would hold on for second followed by Randy Giroux who enjoyed his best finish of the year. Kyle Phillips, Michael Carmer, Kyle Joseph, Dylan Duhow, Jordan Moden, Austin Wilson, and Keirstan Farina rounded out the field. This is another division that is so closely competitive providing great racing action weekly for the fans.

In the Tim Phillips Garage Senior Lite class Josh Hansen would pick up his first of two wins on the night. Hansen would dominate the main and lead all fifteen circuits. Kayla Joseph continues her impressive season coming home in second. Alyssa Mullen, Jeff Anstett, Erik Veihdeffer, Jessica Thursam, Tim Richmond, Gary Gow III, Tim Scime, Kellilynn Wilkesmore, Elias Johnson, and David Henning rounded out the field. Thursam took a wild ride during qualifying but returned to finish the heat and run the feature.


Hansen would visit victory lane again as he took the win in the Finish Line Auto Detail Senior Heavy ranks. Hansen would lead all fifteen laps. James Moll, Jeff Anstett, Matt Veihdeffer, Ashley Daul, Zachary Moden, and Tim Wnek rounded out the field.

 

 

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