Super DIRTcar Series Doubleheader makes for Racers Holiday for fans and drivers

Merrittville and Ransomville 100 lap events one week away!

July 25, 2016 THOROLD, ONTARIO/RANSOMVILLE, NY If there are two races that should be on everyones racing calendars its the first Monday and Tuesday in August at Merrittville and Ransomville Speedways with both DIRTcar facilities hosting the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series Monday August 1st and Tuesday August 2nd.

For race fans and race teams alike the doubleheader is a great chance to take in all the attractions that Southern Ontario and Western New York have to offer while enjoying the excitement at the tracks each night, said (Merrittville Speedway GM) Erica Bicknell-Jones.

Ransomvilles new owners the Atwal Family are thrilled to host such a time honored tradition and make it their own, added (Ransomville Speedway GM) Tana Robinson, both tracks are so close its was always the thing to do every year and catch some of the best drivers in action each night.

Since 1972, when both Merrittville and Ransomville Speedways were owned by the Friesen and Uhl families, Merrittville has hosted the event that for the 7th Season honors the memory of Bob St. Amand Senior a former racer and Pit Steward at both facilities.

The Civic Holiday Special at Thorold, Ontarios Merrittville on August 1st will have the Pintys Delicious Foods 358 Modifieds face off against the Big Blocks of the Super DIRTcar Series.in the 100 lap Main Event.

St. Catharines own Mat Williamson is the defending race winner.

Also joining in on the special Lucas Oil Weekly Racing Series Event will be the Yager Bros Trucking Sportsman, Hoosier Stocks and the Van Raine Construction 4 Cylinders.

The next night Tuesday August 2nd, the Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modifieds will again take on the Big Blocks of the Super DIRTcar Series in a second 100 lap Main Event.


Alex Friesen first developed the Summer Nationals in 1985 and in last years rain delayed event, his nephew Stewart Friesen was the winner.

The 32nd Ransomville Speedway Summer Nationals presented by Coors Light and Parco Building Systems will also feature events for the Investors Services Sportsman and Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks.

Rain date for either event is Wednesday August 3rd.

Each facility will also feature pre-race traditions as Merrittville has its Pasta Dinner served up by Club Castropignano with Dinner Tickets $10 Cdn in advance or $12 on Race Day. Get your tickets at the track.

Tuesday Night its the Annual Chicken BBQ. Race Day the Dinners are $10 US.

Each of the 100 lap Super DIRTcar Series Main Events will pay $6,000 US to the winner with each track providing additional Lap Money and other Bonuses.

The St. Amand Family are proud of the individuals and companies that have come together to raise almost $7,000 in additional lap money and other awards that will be shared with each of the divisions in competition during the event. For a complete listing of all those supporting the drivers visit http://merrittvillespeedway.com/stamand2016.html

Those wishing to support the event can contact Colleen St. Amand at 905-682-4656 during business hours or at the Pit Gate Saturday July 30th

Tuesday Night, competitors in the 100 lap Super DIRTcar Series Event are eligible for the following Cash Awards:

$100 to the Winner of the 1st heat - compliments of Krown Undercoating of Ransomville NY

$100 to the Winner of the 2nd heat - compliments of Vince's Pizza Plus

$100 to the Winner of the 3rd heat - compliments of Farmer's Insurance of Lockport NY

$100 to the 1st 358 Modified to Cross the Line - compliments of Bud's Apple Pie

$100 to the Hard Charger of the Race - compliments of Outlaw Motorsports

$100 Hard Luck Award - compliments of Jill's Play Yard

Additional Awards may be added by Race Day. To support the Summer Nationals call the Speedway Office at 716-791-3602.

When the Great Clips Grandstand Ticket Office and Pit Gates open at 4 PM at Merrittville, Grandstand Admission is as follows all in Canadian Funds:

$30 for Adults, $25 for Students and Seniors, $10 for Children from 8-12 years of age and Children 7 and under are Free.

Pit Admission is $35 for Merrittville or DIRTcar members and $40 for Non-members.

Tuesday August 2nd at Ransomville, Grandstand Ticket Prices in US Funds are as follows:

$25 for Adults, $20 for Students and Seniors, $10 for Children from 8-12 years of age and Children 7 and under are Free.

Pit Admission is $27 for Ransomville or DIRTcar members and $32 for Non-members. Both prices are in US Funds.

For directions to Merrittville click on http://www.merrittvillespeedway.com/directions.html and for directions to Ransomville click onhttp://ransomvillespeedway.com/TrackInfo/map.htm

To reach Merrittville Speedway call 905-892-8266 or via e mail racemerrittville@gmail.com. Merrittville Speedway is located at 2371 Merrittville Highway in Thorold Ontario.

To reach Ransomville Speedway call 716-791-3602 or via e mail raceransomville@gmail.com. Ransomville Speedway is located at 2315 Braley Road in Ransomville NY.

For all the news on Merrittville Speedways 65th Consecutive Season in 2016 visit www.merrittvillespeedway.com. Race fans and Race teams alike can follow Merrittville on Face Book (Facebook.com/Merrittville Speedway) and Twitter (Twitter.com/Merrittville
 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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.

 

 

ATTENTION STREET STOCKS!

MINIMUM TOTAL WEIGHT WILL BE 3100 LBS FOR ALL CARS.  CARS WILL BE WEIGHED WITH DRIVER AFTER THE RACE. NO FUEL OR OTHER FLUIDS ADDED. (REV 6/21/2016)

 

 

 

ATTENTION MODIFIED TEAMS!

 

June 20th, 2015 DIRTcar Memo:

15.3 Exhaust Muffler and Sound Devices
A.) Each car must have one (1) unaltered muffler per exhaust.
B.) The exhaust must exit past the driver and the exhaust must flow toward the rear of the
car in an upward manner away from the racing surface. Exhaust systems that face the
outside of the car will not be permitted.
C.) Each muffler must have a tail pipe that is a minimum of 10-inches long when measured
off the rear edge of the muffler.
D.) Cross-over and/or the joining of exhaust systems from side-to-side will not be permitted.
E.) Any manufacturer of exhaust header is permitted, but the header material must be
magnetic steel and/or stainless steel.
F.) The permitted mufflers include: Dynomax part number: 17224, 17539 and 17628;
Extreme Muffler part number(s): 31530, 31535, 31230, 31235, 30830 or 30835; Beyea
part number(s): MUF3DM and MUF3.5DM; Henrys DMMS4