MEET THE TEAM BEHIND THE SCENES AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY

Most of us go to the race track on a Friday night and sit in the bleachers and just watch the races! We don't realize and think about all the work that goes into a Friday night show!  We have the announcers that have to know all the drivers names, car numbers and sponsors. You have the scorers that keep track of who is on lead lap and positions of drivers. You have the PR that keeps track of what's happening on the track for the articles on internet and papers. You have the person that does lineups and pay out. I am going to introduce you all to our tower staff who does a Awesome Job each and every week.
      Meet our announcers whom you hear from each and every week! Rick Mooney has been announcing at Ransomville speedway for 14 years. The position to him is sharing his knowledge, information and excitement with the fans each and every week. He started going to the races as a child watching his uncle race.  His uncles Ed Mooney and Jack Mooney as well as a cousin Rhonda Mooney Waters raced in the past. Currently Neil and Kyle Pafk sons of his cousin Lori Stamp Pafk race locally. Rick has been a fan of racing since 1965 and an official in racing since 1979! Other tracks that he has been employed by are Perry, Genesee and Freedom as announcer and Media Director. He is currently also employed by Holland Speedway as an announcer and he is the former media director there. His daily job is a Driving Safety Instructor for Morgan School of Driving in Rochester. I asked Rick his favorite race track and he said "any short track Dirt or Asphalt"! Rick said he would Love to be able to race but he knows he is a better announcer than racer.
Dave Buchanan is our other announcer who also announces at several other race tracks such as Lancaster (Elegant Builders race track), Humberstone in Canada, Wyoming County, Lake Erie and the prestigious races of the Race of Champions and Super Dirt Week! Dave got involved in racing much the same as
most of us as a child. His dad was involved in drag racing and started working at Lancaster Speedway when Dave was 7! His dad would take him and his brothers to the track every week. His dad is still an official at
Lancaster. Dave's brother Charles is a former racer at Lancaster and currently works on the crew for Jake Lyons Super Stock. Dave has been announcing from a very young age of 14! He has worked at Ransomville
Speedway for 5 years and Loves calling the "racing action for the fans". His day job is a producer for WGR 550 AM. Dave said he has never had interest in racing. His favorite race track is anywhere he is announcing
at. His favorite moment in racing is when he got to interview his brother after his 1st win at Lancaster Speedway. The worst moment in racing for him was falling out of the tower at WCIS. Dave would like to add that " He is honered to be a part of the crew at the Big R and he Loves working with his friend Rick every Friday"!
     Meet Fran Bushard who does the Stats, Lineups and Finishes every week. His day job is a newspaper printer. He has been involved with racing for 45 years. He was camping in the 1970's when he was introduced to racing. He has worked for Ransomville for 10 years. He has also worked for Merritville
and Humberstone Speedways doing the stats and and pit reporter. He has never had an interest in racing himself. I asked him his favorite moment in racing and he said "its all the people that he has met, he would not trade it for the world". His worst moment in racing is when he has to miss arace.
    Meet Jeffrey Robinson (the youngest of the Robinson clan) who sets up the lineups and does the pay out sheets. He has been coming to the race track since he was in his mothers belly. Racing has Always been a part of his life. Everyone in his family either works at or once has worked at the race track. He has worked at Ransomville for 10 years in assorted job positions such as with the programs, lap counter and as a handicapper. He has never felt the want to race but he did do the "Bob Urtel Stunt Show Spectacular".  His favorite moments In racing are camping at Super Dirt Week with family. The worst moment in racing for him is the rain outs.  Jeffrey's day job is working for Try It Distributing as a beer merchandiser. He would like to include that " He Loves Ransomville Speedway where he is with family and friends and watching the best races around".  His girlfriend Taylor works in the back office as well.
     Meet the head scorer - Mike Robinson. Mike is the Head Scorer and is in charge of maintaining the running order and the electronic scoring of the races. He too has been involved in racing his whole life as he is the middle child of the Robinson boys. You met his brother earlier and his older brother Dan is the Flagman. They all have been coming to the track since they were babies. He used to race Go
Karts at Ransomville when he was younger. His favorite moment in racing is every time he won in the Go Karts, but he disliked losing. His other memorable moment is when he was "Stunt man Mike" in the Bob Urtel Stunt Show. Ransomville is Mike's favorite race track. Mikes day job is a Elementary School Teacher. He would like to say " that he is proud to work at such a great race track with a great staff".  
    Chris Secor got involved with racing because he is best friends with the Robinson boys. They introduced him to it and he Loves it. He too is a scorer and is doing a great job in his first year. His day job is working for Salit Specialty Rebar as a Iron Worker. His favorite track to attend is Syracuse. His favorite moment in racing is watching the Hangover. The worst moment for him was the Friday the 13th wreck that happened at Ransomville speedway and took out most of the modified field.  He would someday like to race a
street stock.
    Bob Urtel has been involved in racing for over ten years. He has lots of friends involved in racing as well as his dad who is a former racer. His dad is "Wild" Bill Urtel who drove the #37 Big Block Modified at
Lancaster Speedway in the 1970's. Bob also raced street stock for a short time. His favorite moment in racing was building that 1st street stock. His worst moment in racing is wrecking his 1st street stock. He would like to race again, maybe in the next hangover??? His favorite race track like many is Ransomville Speedway. He has also worked at Thunder Speedway as a tow truck operator. During the day Bob is a Mechanical Engineer.  
    Tim Rice has also been involved in racing for as long as he can remember. His job at the track currently is the lap counter. His parents took him at a young age. He has worked at Ransomville for over ten years
and has had various jobs such as programs, concessions, and now lap counter. He too has The Big R as his favorite race track. He would Love to race sometime in the future. His favorite moment in racing was being part of the "Bob Urtel Stunt Show" and his worst moment was hurting after that show. Tim works in a fiberglass factory during the day. 
     Jeffrey Anstett has a few different job duties that consist of calculating the points during the week, he handles the website, the race director on Friday nights and calculates handicap (race lineups) during the
week. Jeff has been at Ransomvile for 20 years, he worked the back stretch for 5 years and the last 15 he has been Race Director. He too has been involved in racing from an early age. His parents took him to Ransomville, Humberstone and Merritville racetracks as a child. Jeff raced pro stocks for 8 years at Freedom, Perry, Gasport and The Big R. His biggest accomplishments was his 1st Feature Win in the pro stocks at Gasport. Jeff also still competes every Thursday night at the Little R (go kart track)
where he has over 40 wins and six Go Kart Championships.
     Meet Tana Robinson who is the Core of the Race Track! She has been involved in racing all her life as her grandparents owned a track in the Adirondacks called Fort Covington Speedway. Her dad Jack Carr raced at Ransomville and Lancaster Speedways. Tana went to the track with her grandparents at an early age. She started attending Super Dirt Week as a teenager with her grandparents. She has only missed one race there since she started going and that was to have her son Michael. Tana has worked for Ransomville Speedway for 25 years, the last 15 as a Full Time PR and Marketing Director. She also currently works for Canadaigua Motorsports Park on Saturdays. You will also see her working for DIRT when ever asked at various tracks. She also works at Daytona during speedweeks in February.  Tana's favorite track is Ransomville Speedway. She has no interest in racing as she practiced in a car once and was really scared. The worst moment in racing that Tana can remember was that horrible modified wreck on Friday the 13th 2011 when the rain started on front stretch and all the modified cars crashed going into turn one. Her favorite moment in racing is "Every Sunny Friday"! She also enjoys spending every Friday at the race track with her family who also work at the track, Dan (Flagman), Mike and Jeff (tower), daughter in laws Stephanie and Taylor in back office and her mom in front ticket booth. Tana is a avid fan and very dedicated to this sport of racing. She has been recognized as DIRTcar's woman in Racing Award for the Hall of Fame as well as being recognized as the Foar Score Woman in Racing Award. Owner Trish Friesen would like to say that " Tana is a key member and the driving force behind the success of Ransomville Speedway"! I am glad to have the pleasure of being able to call Tana Robinson my Friend. She is very dedicated to her friends, family and job. If there is a race locally you will See her there. 
THANK YOU TANA FOR ALL YOU DO FOR RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY, KNOW THAT YOU ARE APPRECIATED. Be sure to wish Tana a Happy Birthday when you see her, as her birthday is this Sunday.
     I hope introducing you all to the Tower staff has been informative and opens your eyes to some of the behind the scenes of DIRT Track Racing at Ransomville Speedway. If you see any of these great people be sure to Thank them for the Great job they do each and every week. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to Ransomville Speedway.
 
 

The AFL/CIO Niagara/Orleans Central Labor Council,
Ransomville Speedway & the United Way of Greater Niagara
Team Up Once Again!

For the sixth consecutive year, the AFL/CIO Niagara/Orleans Central Labor Council will be working with the Friesen Family and the Ransomville Speedway to present Labor's Night at the Racesť. The event is one of the major fund raisers hosted by the AFL/CIO Niagara/Orleans Central Council to benefit the United Way of Greater Niagara. The event is scheduled for Friday, June 13th, 2014 with a rain date scheduled for Friday, June 20th, 2014.
The AFL/CIO Niagara/Orleans Central Labor Council and their affiliated locals a long with the United Way of Greater Niagara have had a great time at the half-mile oval track for the past five years, offering a great program to their members and families. This event has sparked a lot of interest and will certainly do the same when it comes together in June.
"This is an awesome event."  commented PR and Marketing Director Tana Robinson. We are honored that the AFL/CIO Niagara/Orleans Central Labor Council has chosen Ransomville Speedway to hold this fundraiser for the United Way of Greater Niagara. The Labor Council does a fantastic job organizing the event. It's great to work with the fine people at the Labor Council and the United Way. Both Bill Jakobi and Jim Briggs have been instrumental in laying the ground work for the event and it's been a pleasure. Both Jakobi and Briggs said they are very pleased with success of this event, in the past five years they have raised $42,000 thanks to the continuous support we get from the Friesen Family, Ransomville Speedway, Blue Cross Blue Shield of WNY, Maxwell & Murphy Attorneys at Law, M&T Bank, Lewis & Lewis, PC the AFL/CIO Niagara/Orleans Central Labor Council and all their Union Affiliates. This support goes a long way to help those in our community that need help through United Way and its funded programs provided by their twenty partner agencies.
Tickets for the 6th Annual Labor's Night at the Racesť goes on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the United Way of Greater Niagara's office, 6420 Inducon Drive W, Suite B2, Sanborn NY 14131, call Bill Jakobi at (716) 216-4582 or order on website www.laborsrace.com. Also tickets can be purchased at the novelty booth at Ransomville Speedway. Adult tickets are $15.00 & children under 12 years old $7.00

 

TRI TRACK SERIES SET TO LAUNCH IN 2014 AT HUMBERSTONE, MERRITTVILLE, AND RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAYS!

RANSOMVILLE, NY/THOROLD, PORT COLBORNE, ONT…Three of the Niagara Regions dirt tracks are coming together to create the Tri-Track Series in 2014. These local tracks include the New Humberstone Speedway located in Port Colborne, Ontario, Merrittville Speedway located in Thorold, Ontario and the Ransomville Speedway located in Ransomville, NY.
The Series will be featuring both the 358 DIRTcar Modifieds and the DIRTcar Sportsman. Each of the tracks will host at least two 358 Modified and two Sportsman races as part of the 12-race series. “We are very excited to be working alongside both Clinton Jeffery and the staff at Humberstone and Erica Bicknell-Jones and all the staff at Merrittville to bring together this series” stated Tana Robinson, PR and Marketing Director for Ransomville Speedway.
The Tri-Track Series is looking for a potential sponsor to the series. Each track will provide up to 12 VIP Suite tickets for your event. In addition to event advertisement at all three speedways, the potential sponsor will receive name and or logo mentions in pre and post race press releases as well as name and or logo mentions via all three tracks social media outlets. Also, the potential sponsor has the ability to set up a display at each event and the ability to prevent each winning driver a winners plaque with the company name and or logo on it. To take advantage of this opportunity, feel free to email Clinton@humberstonespeedway.com, ebicknell@cogeco.net or raceransomville@aol.com
About Each Track in the Series:
Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Road, off NYS Route 93 in the Niagara County hamlet of Ransomville, just fifteen minutes from both Lockport and Niagara Falls. Set for their 57th season of operation, “The Big R” races on Friday nights and features 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Novice Sportsman, Street Stocks, and 4 Cylinders. For more information on Ransomville, log on to ransomvillespeedway.com or follow the track on Twitter @Ransomville and like the speedway on Facebook. You can also call the speedway at 716-791-3602 or 716-791-3611.


Merrittville Speedway: Merrittville Speedway is located on Merrittville Highway in Thorold, Ontario, just minutes away from St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. Merrittville is opening up the gates for the 63rd consecutive season in 2014. Racing on Saturday nights, Merrittville features the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Hoosier Stocks, 4 Cylinders and Mod Lites. For more information on Merrittville, log on to merrittvillespeedway.com or follow the track on both Facebook and Twitter @Merrittville. You can contact the speedway at their winter office, located at Bicknell Racing Products at 905-685-7223 (RACE).


Humberstone Speedway: The New Humberstone Speedway is the Niagara Region’s Sunday race place and is located just two miles East of Port Colborne on Highway 3, just 17 miles west of the US/Canadian Border at the Peace Bridge (Buffalo/Fort Erie). Set to open for their 55th season of operation in 2014, Humberstone features Sportsman, Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, and Pro 4 Trucks. For more information, please visit us on the World Wide Web at www.humberstonespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @NewHumberstone and like the track on Facebook. You can also call the track at 905-834-4002 or at the offices, located at Cosco Haulage at (905) 935-2886.
 

 

 

RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY TO DEBUT NOVICE SPORTSMAN CLASS IN 2014!

Ransomville, NY – Thursday, November 28, 2013 – The 2013 awards and dinner banquet was held on November 1st bringing to an official close of the racing season. Focus immediately turned to the 2014 year including the launching of a new division geared at the novice or beginner Sportsman competitor.

The DIRTcar Sportsman division has been one of growth the past few years. This brought attention to the benefits a Novice class would bring as it would allow competitors with little or no experience in the DIRTcar Sportsman ranks an opportunity to learn and develop prior to moving into the head-lining class.

Promoters Jamie and Joel Friesen, along with Race Director Jeff Anstett held a meeting recently in which they came up with the following guidelines for a Novice Sportsman Division. Officials will also be available at the annual membership meeting, slated for Sunday, February 9th.  "The Sportsman Class has become very competitive over the years, and we feel that the Novice Sportsman Class will give new drivers a better opportunity to get acclimated with Open Wheel Cars." commented Anstett.  "Having a Novice class to learn Open Wheel Cars will ultimately make these new drivers better in the long run."  


1. Cars will operate under 2014 DIRT Sportsman rules.


2. Tires will be Hoosier M45 on rears, D300 on fronts!


3. Optional open motor at 5800 chip and 2650 lbs.


4. 94 Maximum Octane Standard Pump Gasoline, and VP D-98 will be the only fuels allowed.


5. First time rookie competitors in the Novice Sportsman class who move up to the DIRT Sportsman class after July 12th 2014 will still retain their Rookie of the Year status in the DIRT Sportsman class for 2015.


6. Four Bangers and Street Stocks will be allowed and encouraged to run the Novice Sportsman class on the same night as their regular class.


7. Special awards will be handed out at the end of year banquet for the top three.  Novice Sportsman drivers with their best eight finishes based off of the DIRT 60 point system.


8. If a car is entered in both DIRT Sportsman and Novice Sportsman class with two different drivers, the car will be subject to an additional $25 entry fee.


9. The Novice Sportsman class is not mandatory for new Sportsman competitors.  Rookies who feel that they are ready for the DIRT Sportsman class are more than welcome to start in the DIRT Sportsman class.


10. In the event that track management deems a competitor over competitive, the track reserves the right to request that he or she moves up to the DIRT Sportsman class.

 

11.  Drivers who have drove Sportsman in the past who have struggled are allowed to move back down to compete. 


Anyone with questions prior to the annual membership meeting is encouraged to email the speedway at raceransomville@aol.com or call at 716-791-3602.

 

 

WITH THE 2014 SEASON JUST AROUND THE CORNER, THE SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMS CONTINUE TO BE SIGNED AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY

LOCALEDGE: Localedge and Ransomville Speedway have been marketing partners for the past few years and have enjoyed a great joint relationship.  Utilizing an advertising trade, each company helps the other by reaching out to local consumers.  Localedge host’s a company night for their employee’s and utilize’s signage and a full page program ad to further enhance their exposure for the White and Yellow pages distributed locally. The speedway place’s a full page ad in both the Niagara Falls and Lockport phone books.  Visit https://www.localedge.com

ATWAL EYE CARE: Serving the Buffalo NY area, Atwal Eye Care is committed to eye care from eyeglasses & contact lenses to LASIK & refractive surgery care.  Located at 5 Harlem Rd in Cheektowaga, NY – they can be reached at (716) 896-8831. Atwal Eye Care hosts a company night at Ransomville Speedway and also has a billboard in place offering weekly exposure.  Be sure to give Atwal Eye Care a call for all of your eye health needs.

FIRTH JEWELERS – Firth Jewelers is the official Jeweler of Ransomville Speedway.  Located at 2435 Military Rd, in Niagara Falls, NY, be sure to make Firth Jewelers your choice when looking for that special gift for the special someone in your life.  Firth Jewelers provides champions watches to the division champions and a racers pendant to their significant others at the season ending awards banquet.  Firth’s has been a partner of the Big R for over ten years and we look forward to many more. Firth’s can be reached at 716-297-2210.

WGR 550 – For the latest in Sports talk radio, be sure to tune into WGR 550 – home of Dave Buchanon’s Fast Track every Sunday.  WGR 550 and Ransomville Speedway are advertising partners and have been for over five seasons.  Ransomville Speedway airs commercials during special events on WGR 550 – attracting Sports fans from all around.  WGR 550 hosts a company outing at Ransomville Speedway via the Bud VIP Tower suites and also has signage on display offering enhanced exposure.

THE NIAGARA GAZETTE – Your hometown newspaper – it is Niagara Falls online source for local news in and around Niagara County.  The Niagara Gazette is located at 310 Niagara St in Niagara Falls, NY. The Niagara Gazette has been an advertising avenue for Ransomville Speedway for over two decades.  In turn, the Niagara Gazette also utilizes Ransomville Speedway for an employee outing allowing their valued guests an opportunity to view all the racing action from high above the racing surface via the Bud VIP Tower Suites. Visit their website at www.niagara-gazette.com

WENDT’S PROPANE & OIL – Proud sponsors of the Big R for the past several seasons, Wendt’s Propane and Oil is the official propane and off road diesel supplier for the speedway.  Located at 5910 Ward Rd, in Sanborn, NY – be sure to stop by Wendt’s Propane and Oil and tell them Ransomville Speedway sent you. Wendt’s Propane and Oil utilize a trackside billboard for season long exposure.  2014 schedules will be available at Wendt’s Propane beginning April 1st – be sure get your copy. Wendt’s can be reached at 716-731-9826.

 

 

 

MORE SPONSORS READY FOR 2014 RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY SEASON

With a season opening date of Friday, May 2nd, Ransomville Speedway quietly is getting it’s season in order with five more sponsors recently signing on the dotted line for the 2014 season. For those of you wanting to sponsor with Ransomville Speedway for the upcoming season and haven’t done so, you had better do so quick. Spots are filling up on the 2014 schedule. DON’T BE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD!

AQUARIUM OF NIAGARA FALLS: Located at 701 Whirlpool Street in Niagara Falls, the Aquarium of Niagara Falls is one of this region’s landmarks. Ransomville Speedway and the Aquarium of Niagara Falls have been partners for the last several years with the aquarium utilizing signage to promote it’s highly profiled facility. Please visit the Aquarium of Niagara Falls year round. Go to it’s website at aquariumofniagara.org or give them a call at 716-285-3575. Parking, like Ransomville Speedway, is always free.

RPM PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: Owned by Rick Horton, RPM Management offers full Property Management Services with 24 hour Maintenance. Along with it’s full rehab, remodeling and property maintenance, RPM also collects rent  and provides monthly record keeping for all of it’s clients. RPM Property Management and Ransomville Speedway will spend it’s second year together as partners. RPM Property Management is located at 4568 Creek Road in Lewiston, New York and they have signage at the track as a marketing tool. They can be reached at 716-990-2671. Tell RPM you heard about them from Ransomville Speedway.

CROSBY MART: Located in downtown Ransomville, Crosby Mart is your one stop shop for snacks and gas before and after the Ransomville Speedway racing programs. Crosby Mart has signage at the track as well as an ad in the Ransomville Speedway Laps program. Crosby Mart has been with Ransomville Speedway for several years and is located at 2560 Youngstown Lockport Road. Crosby Mart…You’re first and last stop before leaving Ransomville. 

BLUECROSS BLUESHIIELD OF WNY: A major sponsor with the BCL Racing/Scott Kerwin Race Team. BlueCross BlueShield of WNY is a presenting sponsor of the annual Labor Night at the Races to benefit the United Way. BlueCross BlueShield of WNY also has an ad that is in the weekly Ransomville Speedway Lap program. BlueCross BlueShield of WNY is located at 257 West Genesee Street in Buffalo, New York. BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York will provide you with the right health care plan for individuals, families, Medicare, businesses and more. Contact them at 716-887-6900 or go online at bcbs.com.

SAHLENS: The official hot dog of Ransomville Speedway. Sahlen Packing Company was founded in 1869 in Buffalo, New York as a family business. Company founder Joseph Sahlen dedicated himself to one guiding principle: only the freshest and highest quality meat products would bear the proud Sahlen name. Sahlens has a weekly ad in the Ransomville Speedway Laps program and utilizes signage at the track as well. Sahlens Corporate headquarters is located at 318 Howard Street in Buffalo.

 

 

 

 

MOLSON CANADIAN, WAGNERS FRUIT AND FARM MARKET, DAVIDSON FENCE, MIDNIGHT RUN WINERY AND UNITED MATERIALS ADD TO THE 2014 SPONSOR LIST AT RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ Sponsorship partners continue to come forward for the 2014 Ransomville Speedway season with five returning local businesses on board once again to show their support. A little more than two months left before the first drop of the green flag and things continue to come together for the 57th annual season opener on Friday, May 2nd.

MOLSON CANADIAN-Served by Certo Brothers Distributing and located at 2500 North American Drive in West Seneca, New York. Molson Canadian will take part in the Ransomville Speedway program, sponsoring the Molson Canadian Points Page. Established in 1912 by Peter John Certo, they are still going strong 100 YEARS LATER!! Ransomville Speedway would like to thank Peter John Certo and Certo Brothers for their continued support of Ransomville Speedway. For more information on Certo Brothers, please call 716-827-1133.

WAGNERS FRUIT AND FARM MARKET-Located at  2672 Lockport Road in Sanborn, New York, Wagners Fruit and Farm Market is the official produce of Ransomville Speedway. Wagners Fruit and Farm Market is quite visible at Ransomville Speedway as the track billboard sits right behind the grandstands. You can also reach Wagners Fruit and Farm Market at 716-731-4440.

DAVIDSON FENCE-Located in Niagara Falls, New York, Davidson Fence will spend it’s second season as a partner with Ransomville Speedway. They build quality fences that last with the lowest of prices. Davidson Fence utilizes signage and a program ad in the Ransomville Laps program. Contact Davidson Fence for all of your fencing needs at 716-283-2843.

MIDNIGHT RUN WINERY- Located at 3301 Braley Road in Ransomville, which is just down the road from Ransomville Speedway.  The winery is also located within two miles of Lake Ontario. The lake has a profound effect on Midnight Run Winery grapes. It extends the growing season and moderates the temperature to help produce fine quality grapes. This you will notice in each hand crafted bottle. Midnight Run Winery has a sign at Ransomville Speedway and also has an ad in the Ransomville Laps program. For more information, please call Midnight Run Winery at 716-751-6200.

UNITED MATERIALS-It will be the second year for United Materials at Ransomville Speedway. They will be a presenting sponsor at the Friday, July 4th event at Ransomville Speedway. Located at 3949 Forest Parkway in North Tonawanda, New York, United Materials is your number one supplier of ready mix concrete, aggregates and related building materials for all of your construction needs. The phone number for United Materials is 716-213-5832.

 

 

 

 

MORE SPONSORSHIP COMMITMENTS FOR RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY’S 2014 SEASON

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK....... Things continue to move forward for the Ransomville Speedway 2014 season as Budweiser, Blue Light, Creekside Sales and Service and A-Verdi Storage Containers have announced intentions of returning as partners for the upcoming season. Shawnee Services has also come on as a new sponsor. With the season opener (May 2nd) just two and a half months away, things continue to stay busy at the track offices. 

BUDWEISER - Distributed by Try-It Distributing in Lancaster, NY, which is the official sponsor of the BUD VIP tower suites.   Try-It Distributing also utilizes an ad in the Ransomville laps program. Try-It Distributing features local beers, seasonal beers, flavored beers, imported beers and ales, and fruit ales.  Plus, the nation’s favorites such as Bud. Try-It Distributing is located at 4155 Walden Avenue, Lancaster , NY 14086. They can be reached by phone at (716 ) 651-3551. Thirsty? Go on out and get a Bud.

BLUE LIGHT- A presenting sponsor of May 30th  a full card of racing.  Labatt and Blue Light also utilize signage and a program ad for additional exposure. They are also distributed by Try-It Distributing.

CREEKSIDE SALES AND SERVICE- Located at 6989 Transit Road in Lockport, New York. Creekside Sales and Service will be a presenting sponsor of a company night and also utilize an ad in the Ransomville laps program. Creekside Sales and Service sells new and used chainsaws, trimmers and outdoor power equipment with major manufacturers Cub Cadet, Mahindra Tractors, Troy-Bilt and Stihl behind them. Want quality in your purchase, please visit Creekside Sales and Service or call them at 716-625-6745.

SHAWNEE SERVICES- located at 4991 Shawnee Road in Sanborn is a new sponsor to Ransomville Speedway in 2014 and will be a presenting sponsor for the Friday, July 4th racing program at the Big R. Shawnee Services Inc is a licensed and bonded freight shipping and trucking company running freight hauling business from Sanborn, New York. For more information on Shawnee Services, please visit us or call at 716-731-4208. Shawnee Services is also sponsoring the return of former Street Stock champion Cory Sawyer to Ransomville Speedway competition.

A-VERDI STORAGE CONTAINER:  The official storage container supplier of Ransomville Speedway. A-Verdi Storage Container will be the primary sponsor on Friday, August 1st when the Patriot Sprints come into Ransomville Speedway. A-Verdi will also used signage at Ransomville Speedway as a marketing tool. A-Verdi provides a variety of on-site storage & office products for commercial, residential & industrial customers. Secure extra space is made convenient because we stock an array of units for rent, lease or purchase and provide prompt on site delivery. A-Verdi is located at 14152 Route 31, Savannah, NY 13146 or call them at 1-800-248-3734.

 

 

 

 

 

 RANDY'S SMOKE SHOP, THE JETPORT LOUNGE, LAZY LAKES CAMPING RESORT, VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION, & SCOTT JOY TRUCKING SIGN UP FOR RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY 2014 SEASON

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK....Ransomville Speedway continues to prepare for the 2014 season with many businesses returning to the popular half mile oval and new ones coming on board for the upcoming season. With less than three months remaining in the current off-season, things are happening fast and furious inside the offices of Ransomville Speedway.
 
RANDY'S SMOKE SHOP:  Randy's Smoke Shop is conveniently located at 1325 Upper Mtn Rd on the Tuscarora Nation - a full service gas station that many race fans frequent all week long and many stop by weekly on their way to the speedway.  Randy's Smoke Shop has been involved in local racing for many years - as both a supporting sponsor and competing teams.  Randy's Smoke Shop utilizes both weekly signage at the speedway in addition to a company night as a means of advertising - reaching out to a very brand loyal group of consumers - race fans.  This season - Randy's Smoke Shop has increased their involvement and will co-sponsor of the highly coveted return of the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified series to the Big R. slated for Tuesday, August 5th.  Be sure to stop by Randy's Smoke Shop for all of your tobacco and gasoline needs and tell them you appreciate all they do on the local racing scene. They can be reached at 716-297-5636.
 
JETPORT LOUNGE:  Another long time sponsor at Ransomville Speedway, the Jetport Lounge and Motors are located at 7100 Porter Rd in Niagara Falls, NY.  The Jetport Lounge features breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week and is a popular stop for race teams and fans.  The Jetport Lounge owns FinditQuick.com Modified team entry #26 driven by Ricky Richner of Niagara Falls, NY.  Be sure to stop by the Jetport Lounge and Motors and support those who support this great sport.  They can be reached at 716-297-9778.
 
NIAGARA'S LAZY LAKES CAMPING RESORT: Niagara's Lazy Lakes Camping Resort is located on Church Rd just minutes from the speedway grounds.  This camping resort is like no other - a resort feel.  Looking for someplace new to camp?  Be sure to give the fine folks at Niagara's Lazy Lakes Camping Resort a call at 716-433-2479 and tell them they came highly recommended by Ransomville Speedway.  Niagara's Lazy Lakes Camping resort is also proud to sponsor the #26 FinditQuick.com Modified entry driven by Ricky Richner.  They will join the Jetport Lounge as a co-sponsor of a night of racing this season at the Big R.
 
VAN RAINE CONSTRUCTION: New to the sponsorship level at Ransomville Speedway, Van Raine Construction is located across the border in Ontario Canada.  Van Raine Construction business man Rob Clark fields a Investors Service Sportsman entry weekly at the speedway and most recently became the headline sponsor of the Novice Sportsman class, the DIRTcar Sportsman series event slated for early September, and the headline sponsor of the newly formed Tri-Track Series.  The next time you are in the pit area, be sure to stop by the 19c Sportsman entry of Rob Clark and tell him THANKS for his involvement and support of racing at Ransomville Speedway.
 
SCOTT JOY TRUCKING: Scott Joy Trucking is located on Blood road in Lyndonville, NY.  Scott Joy and family can be found weekly at Ransomville Speedway fielding a FinditQuick.com Modified entry driven by Scott's son Nick Joy.  Be sure to give Scott Joy Trucking a call at 716-998-3605 and tell them Ransomville Speedway sent you.  Scott Joy Trucking is a new company night sponsor at Ransomville Speedway for 2014 and will help present a full card of Racing on Friday, June 27th.

 

 

 

NATIONAL MAINTENANCE, MARK CERRONE, REGIONAL HAULAGE AND BRAD ANGELO LANES SIGN UP FOR RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY 2014 SEASON

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK....Ransomville Speedway continues to prepare for the 2014 season with four local businesses returning to the popular half mile oval for the upcoming season. With less than three months remaining in the current off-season, things are happening fast and furious inside the offices of Ransomville Speedway.

NATIONAL MAINTENANCE CONTRACTING CORPORATION: A longtime supporter of the Ransomville Speedway, National Maintenance, located at 5600 Niagara Falls Blvd in Niagara Falls, New York, is the official sponsor of the electronic scoring system that will be in place at Ransomville Speedway for the 2014 season.

"This is an awesome tool," commented PR and Marketing Director Tana Robinson. "We are excited to add it to our program and know that it will further enhance our weekly racing for the fans and drivers alike."

Sam Lehr, owner of National Maintenance is also co-owner of the 358 Modified, driven by Scott Kerwin, is pleased to continue his partnership at Ransomville Speedway.

"I think the scoring system is a win-win," commented Sam. "It will help with the operations and will aid the drivers with lap times, etc. I just love this sport and look forward to my Friday nights at the track. I have been working with the Friesen family for the better part of ten years and have enjoyed it immensely. I just love the racing family"

From mechanical rigging and pipe fitting to excavating and site work, National Maintenance Contracting offers safe, efficient, and cost-effective solutions which included Welding and Fabrication, Industrial maintenance and General Contracting. For more information on National Maintenance Contracting Corporation, please call Sam or anyone on his team at 716-285-1583.

Remember…Safety and Quality First.

MARK CERRONE INC: Another long time sponsor at Ransomville Speedway, Mark Cerrone Inc utilizes signage at the speedway to help support the track and to help with the company advertising. Mark Cerrone Inc specializes in General Site Contracting, Site Remediation, Demolition, Building, Landscaping and much more. Mark Cerrone Inc is located at 2368 Maryland Ave, Niagara Falls, NY. The company phone number is 716-282-5244.

REGIONAL HAULAGE LTD: Owned by Felix Rizzardo, the family goes a long way back when it comes to local auto racing. Dan Rizzardo was a local Late Model champion in the 1970’s and also drove in the big block modifieds into the mid-1980’s. Regional Haulage LTD will have a company night at Ransomville Speedway in 2014. Regional Haulage LTD is located at 3602 13th Street Louth RR#1 Jordan Station, Ontario L0R 1S0. They can be reached at 905-562-3001.

BRAD ANGELO LANES: Brad Angelo Lanes, located at 6280 South Transit Road in Lockport, New York, is a multi purpose sponsor. He is a supporter of the Novice Division for the Ransomville Speedway Thursday night go-kart program. He is also a company night sponsor, does signage at the speedway and also supports the Ransomville Speedway Bowling League. Brad has been a member of the PBA (Pro Bowlers Association) for several years, scoring two PBA titles. Brad learned how to bowl from his dad Nin, who was a great local bowler himself. Bowling at Brad Angelo Lanes is family fun at its best. It’s a great way to spend some quality time that everyone will enjoy. Bowling, billiards, darts, arcade games, great food and beverages, live music, and even car shows! There’s something fun for everyone. Of course there is always the benefit of meeting Brad Angelo himself and scoring an autograph and some tips! Call Brad Angelo Lane at 716-901-PINS.

 

 

 

RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY 2014 SEASON CONTINUES TO TAKE FORM WITH ADDITIONAL SPONSORS SIGNED ON

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ Ransomville Speedway continues to prepare for the 2014 season with the Niagara County based Friday night entertainment facility recently signing on additional sponsorship within the past few days.
 
Finditquick.com, Waste Management, Grelak Mechanical and Coors Light have all made their intentions known that they will be involved with the marketing program at Ransomville Speedway.
 
FINDITQUICK.COM is located  at 8962 Porter Road in Niagara Falls, NY. FinditQuick.com offers Daily Deals · Cash Back Shopping · Advertising Solutions and Publishing Solutions. FinditQuick.com is the division sponsor for the Ransomville Speedway 358 Modified and is a co-sponsor for the fifth annual Battle at the Border, scheduled for Wednesday, July 2nd. FinditQuick.com owner Ron Halleen also supplies a promotional truck weekly to Ransomville Speedway.  In addition, FinditQuick.com sponsors heat qualifying races weekly awarding winners with a $25 bonus - the divisions rotate. Contact FinditQuick.com at 866-899-8589 or locally at 716-297-5292.
 
WASTE MANAGEMENT: Co-Sponsor of the Battle at the Border. Disposing of waste in an environmentally-friendly manner is crucial to your business. Waste Management can help. Waste Management experts will assess your waste streams and develop the right recycling and disposal solution for you. Waste Management has been a sponsor for the Battle at the Border since it’s inception five years ago. Ransomville Speedway would like to thank WM representative Mike Mahar and everyone at Waste Management for all of their support. Contact Waste Management at 716-674-5195 for more information.
 
GRELAK MECHANICAL: Located at 3829 Forest Park way in North Tonawanda, New York. Grelak Mechanical returns to Ransomville Speedway in 2014 as a company night sponsor. Ransomville Speedway welcomes Grelak Mechanical owner Randy Jasulevich to the 2014 season. Grelak Mechanical offers professional commercial refrigeration and more. For more information on Grelak Mechanical, please call Randy at 716-692-5683.
 
COORS LIGHT: The headlining sponsor for the 30th annual Alex Friesen Summer Nationals, scheduled for Tuesday, August 5th. Peter John Certo and Certo Brothers Distributing have been one of the longest continuous sponsors at Ransomville Speedway, coming on board in the 1980’s.  Established in 1912 by Peter Joe Certo. Still going strong 100 YEARS LATER!! Certo Brothers Distributing is located at 2500 North America Drive in West Seneca, NY. Contact them at 716-827-1133. 21 years of age?...Enjoy an ice cold Coors Light on your visits to the Big R.
 
Don’t forget. The purse for the FinditQuick.com 358 Modifieds will see a rise for several events for the 2014 season. The 57th season opener will see the division running for a $2000 to win share on Friday, May 2nd. Then on Friday, May 23rd, a $3000 to win event will open the Memorial Day weekend, then a $5200 to win program for the fifth annual Battle at the Border on Wednesday, July 2nd.

 

 

 

 

 

MORE SPONSORS ON BOARD AS RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY CONTINUES TO PREPARE FOR THE 2014 SEASON

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK_ With the colder, winter temperatures settling into the Western New York atmosphere, Ransomville Speedway continues to prepare for the 2014 season. The Niagara County based half-mile speed plant will be releasing a monster 2014 schedule within the next few weeks and continues to sign valuable marketing partners that will only enhance Ransomville Speedway’s popular Friday racing program.

 

Tim Hortons, Johnston’s Restaurant, Pepsi and Gippsters Collision are officially back in the fold for the upcoming season. Tana Robinson, Ransomville Speedway’s public relations and marketing director, knows that successful track sponsorship is one of the keys to the success of a racing facility.

 

“It takes a lot of work in getting sponsors to continually come back year after year. We appreciate every one of our marketing partners who help make Ransomville Speedway what it is today.”

 

TIM HORTONS: A “must” destination for thousands upon thousands of Western New Yorkers while on their way to work each and every morning. Bob Burns, owner of several Tim Hortons in Niagara Falls and Sanborn, has been a huge supporter of Ransomville Speedway and  also sponsors 358 Modified driver Scott Kerwin. Please visit the Tim Hortons Niagara Falls, NY locations at the USA Fashion Outlet; Pine Avenue and Hyde Park Boulevard; Military Road (near K-Mart); 8500 Niagara Falls Boulevard and at Niagara Road, near Ward Road. Tim Hortons also has a new location in the CVS Plaza in Sanborn. Tim Horton's advertises weekly via a trackside billboard and also hosts a company night slated for Mid August. Welcome aboard Tim Hortons!!   

 

PEPSI: The official soft drink of the Ransomville Speedway. Pepsi has been a sponsor at Ransomville Speedway for better than 20 years. Pepsi representative Joe Kasbaum has been a great marketing partner for Ransomville Speedway. Pepsi will gain brand recognition via multiple levels of signage at the speedway.  Additionally they will entertain employees during a company night outing slated for mid July. For your next drink, try a Pepsi.

 

JOHNSTON'S RESTAURANT: Johnston's Restaurant, located at 2575 Academy Street in downtown Ransomville, is the race fan’s favorite before and after the races. Johnston's will have two sponsored nights at the track this year. It’s pizza promotion for the track’s drivers following the races has been a huge success and it’s pizza and wing specials have made Johnston’s that final destination following the races on a Friday night. Even during the off season, management and drivers have made many weekly trips to the famous Ransomville hot spot. We welcome Johnston's Restaurant owner Dale Johnston back to Ransomville Speedway for another fun, filled season.

 

GIPPSTER'S COLLISION:  A former racer himself, Gippster's Collision owner Gerry Gipp knows the marketing value of a sponsorship in motorsports. Gippster's Collision will once again be the title sponsor for the Four Banger class. Gippster's Collision is located at 1215 Balmer Road in Youngstown, NY. The Gippster's Collision phone number is 716-745-3679. Ransomville Speedway would once again like to welcome Gippster's Collision to another season of Ransomville Speedway racing

 

To advertise via a billboard, program ad, or entertain via a company night - please call the speedway at 716-791-3602.  It's a great way to reach a very brand loyal group of consumers - race fans and remains cost effective.

 

 

 

GREG MARTIN RACING TO FIELD 2nd CAR IN NOVICE SPORTSMAN CLASS!

Wilson, NY- Greg Martin Racing is pleased to announce a partnership with Heschke Motorsports to field a second car at Ransomville Speedway. Dan Heschke will pilot the second car in the Novice Sportsman division. "We are really looking forward to the 2014 season, we believe we can compete weekly for wins in both divisions" commented Team Manager Greg Martin. The move from the karting circuit to the sportsman division will require some adjustment but with the knowledge acquired throughout many years helping successful race teams we believe the transition will be seamless for Dan. Mike Seefeldt will be the crew chief for the 4h and provide the support weekly to keep the car in top shape.

 

 

 

INVESTORS SERVICE COMPANY, KI-PO CHEVROLET, MODERN DISPOSAL AND DIG SAFELY WILL RETURN AS RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY 2014 SPONSORS

RANSOMVILLE, NEW YORK.....Ransomville Speedway is pleased to announce several returning sponsors for the 2014 season. With the fourteenth annual Hangover 150 in the book, the speedway is setting it’s sights on preparing for Friday, April 25th and the annual test, tune and time night. The 57th season opener is slated for Friday, May 2nd.
 
Mike Greenawalt and Investors Service Company will return for the upcoming season in several capacities. They will once again be the title sponsor for the track’s Sportsman Division and will also sponsor the Saturday night version of the King of the Hill Weekend. Investors Service Company will also sponsor another night, yet to be determined. They also have a billboard on display, which is located outside turn two. Investors Service Company specializes in property management and is located at 4939 Lockport Road in Niagara Falls, New York 14305. The phone number is 716-285-3000.
 
Ki-Po Chevrolet, located at 2534 Youngstown-Lockport Road in downtown Ransomville, will return as the title sponsor for the Street Stock Division. They will once again offer a track pace car that will be showcased not only at the Ransomville Speedway, but at various locations throughout the Western New York region. Ki-Po Chevrolet will also have a company night and have a billboard on location. They will also have various vehicles on display during race nights. For that special vehicle, new or used, call Keith Lucas at Ki-Po Chevrolet at 716-791-4211.. 
 
Remember…before you dig, call 811. Dig Safely of New York will have a company night and a billboard on display.  Larry Bishop and John Roth of Dig Safely have been supporters of Ransomville Speedway for several years and will also have a display in back of the grandstands that will have the involvement of race fans. Dig Safely is located in East Syracuse, New York. The phone number is 315-437-7394.
 
Modern Corporation is another long time sponsor of Ransomville Speedway who will return for the 2014 season. Modern Corporation will have a company night in the Budweiser towers along with a billboard on the track property. Specializing in trash and recycling pickup, Modern Corporation is “Dedicated to the Community, Dedicated to the Environment.” Modern Corporation is located at 4746 Model City Road, Model City, New York. The phone number is 800-330-7107. Ask for Bob Webber.
 
The next event on the 2014 Ransomville Speedway notebook is the membership meeting, which will be held at the Lewiston Fire Co #2 on Route 31 in Niagara Falls, New York.  Visit the website for full details.

 

 

 

     

DERRICK BORKENHAGEN, STEVE MATSON, AND MIKE KRAMARZ

TAKE WINS IN HANGOVER 150!

Ransomville, NY - Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 - A total of ninety-one entries were recorded for the 14th annual Hangover 150. The event held yearly at the half mile Western New York oval officially kicks off the racing season at the Big R. Celebrating its 57th year of existence, the Friesen owned facility was a buzz of activity as a full pit area and packed grandstands helped kick off the racing season.
The eight cylinders were first up sporting a total of seventeen entries. Racing notables Tim Phillips, Ryan Susice, and Derrick Borkenhagen put on a great show for the fans as they took turns leading laps three through fifty. Phillips appeared to have the race well in hand through the middle stages before mechanical woes side-lined him on lap forty-four - just six laps shy of the checkered. Borkenhagen was in the right place at the right time and inherited the top spot. Borkenhagen would lead the remaining distance and captured the $500 to win payday. Steve Matson came home in second followed by Nathan Schmidt.
The six cylinder main event was next up as twenty-seven cars took the initial green. Steve Matson did double duty racing in both the eight cylinder and six cylinder mains. Matson would back up his second place finish in the eight cylinder event with a win in the six cylinder main. Matson dominated the fifty lap main leading every lap. Jacob Stefanski finished in the runner up position piloting an entry in memory of the late Sean Kott. Austin Herman rounded out the top three.
"That Guy" Mike Kramarz took top honors in the 4 cylinder fifty lap event that concluded the days activities. Kramarz would take the lead away from defending Gippsters Collision 4 Banger champion on lap forty-six after contact was made between the pair. After dominating the majority of the event, Susice found his day come to a conclusion as he was side-lined on the front stretch. Kramarz went on to take the $500 win. After a torrid points battle during the 2013 racing season which found Kramarz finish one marker behind Susice for the title, it only seems fitting that they would battle for the win in the 4 cylinder Hangover event.
Next up on the schedule is the annual membership meeting slated for Sunday, February 9th at the Lewiston #2 Firehall.

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN TIER STAR BILLY VAN PELT TO DRIVE FOR

SUSICE RACING IN SELECT SHOWS IN 2014!

RANSOMVILLE, NY - This might be considered the off-season for many in the motorsports business, but not for the Susice Racing Team. Susice Motorsports, and their Subway backed effort, have been busy assembling a very aggressive and exciting plan for their 2014 season.
Susice Motorsports in conjunction with Billy Van Pelt is excited to announce the appearance of the multi-time Woodhull Speedway track champion behind the wheel of Ryan Susice’s second car for selected appearance’s during the 2014 racing season.

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BIG BLOCKS MAKING 2014 RETURN TO RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY
FOR 30TH ANNUAL ALEX FRIESEN SUMMER NATIONALS !

Ransomville, NY – Sunday, December 08, 2013 - Hey Race Fans!!! Look who’s coming back to Ransomville Speedway for the 2014 season!
 
After an absence of several years, the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series will make it’s return to Western New York’s famed Big R.   The event will take place on the 30th anniversary of the The Alex Friesen Summer Nationals slated for Tuesday, August 5th.
 
The DIRTcar big block Modifieds were a part of the weekly program from the start of the Ransomville Speedway facility in 1958 until 1993 when the Friesen family decided to switch to the small block 358 modified motor. Following that, the big block modifieds did run Ransomville Speedway once annually until a few years back when the track concentrated on its’ headlining 358 Mighty Taco Modified class.
 
The announcement of the event also aligns Ransomville Speedway with Merrittville Speedway as the two tracks that will once again showcase the modified doubleheader that was so popular when it was started in the early 1970’s to the late 2000’s. Merrittville’s Bob St. Amand 100 is scheduled for the previous night on Monday, August 4th.
 

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BIG BLOCKS MAKING 2014 RETURN TO RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY
FOR 30TH ANNUAL ALEX FRIESEN SUMMER NATIONALS !

Ransomville, NY – Sunday, December 08, 2013 - Hey Race Fans!!! Look who’s coming back to Ransomville Speedway for the 2014 season!

After an absence of several years, the Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series will make it’s return to Western New York’s famed Big R.   The event will take place on the 30th anniversary of the The Alex Friesen Summer Nationals slated for Tuesday, August 5th.

The DIRTcar big block Modifieds were a part of the weekly program from the start of the Ransomville Speedway facility in 1958 until 1993 when the Friesen family decided to switch to the small block 358 modified motor. Following that, the big block modifieds did run Ransomville Speedway once annually until a few years back when the track concentrated on its’ headlining 358 Mighty Taco Modified class.

The announcement of the event also aligns Ransomville Speedway with Merrittville Speedway as the two tracks that will once again showcase the modified doubleheader that was so popular when it was started in the early 1970’s to the late 2000’s. Merrittville’s Bob St. Amand 100 is scheduled for the previous night on Monday, August 4th.

The Alex Friesen Summer Nationals will be entering its’ 30th year. The highly successful show that has thrilled race fans and has also been one of the longest running programs in the northeast.

Ransomville Speedway co-promoter Jamie Friesen has been pondering a change to the Summer Nationals format.

“Hosting an event such as the Summer Nationals on a weekend limits the opportunity for many drivers to attend due to weekly commitments,” commented Friesen. “Putting it back to a midweek show where it was originally showcased allows our race fans to see the who’s who in big block modified racing.”

It was the early 1970’s when both tracks were owned and promoted by Stan Friesen and Kurt Uhl. Both were St. Catharines, Ontario businessman and Friesen was a top modified racer as well. Both gentlemen decided to have a two day program which consisted of twin 100 lap events for the big block modifieds.

“The timing seems right,” added Friesen. “We are excited about 2014 and this will certainly be one of the many high-lights of the schedule.”

The Summer Nationals has eleven different modified winners in its’ history with both Alan and Danny Johnson leading the way with six wins a piece.

In addition to the Summer Nationals, Ransomville Speedway has also announced that Wednesday, July 2nd will be the date for the fifth annual Battle at the Border.

The 75 lap event for the DIRTcar 358 Modifieds will also be a Super DIRTcar 358 Modified Series event paying $5000 to win.

Danny Johnson was the winner of the first three events of the series. In 2013, Chad Brachmann interrupted the Johnson dominance and also winning his first career DIRTcar Series event.

The DIRTcar Sportsman Series will also make an appearance on Battle at the Border night. It will be the first of two scheduled 2014 shows as the Sportsman will also run a series event at the Niagara County based oval in September.

It’s going to be an exciting 2014 season at Ransomville Speedway as the schedule is starting to take shape. Check out ransomvillespeedway.com for all up to date information. The 14th annual Hangover 150 is also just a few weeks away. Please call 716-791-3602 to get your car registered if you haven‘t done so. 

 

SOUTHERN TIER STAR BILLY VAN PELT TO DRIVE FOR

SUSICE RACING IN SELECT SHOWS IN 2014!

RANSOMVILLE, NY - This might be considered the off-season for many in the motorsports business, but not for the Susice Racing Team. Susice Motorsports, and their Subway backed effort, have been busy assembling a very aggressive and exciting plan for their 2014 season.
Susice Motorsports in conjunction with Billy Van Pelt is excited to announce the appearance of the multi-time Woodhull Speedway track champion behind the wheel of Ryan Susice’s second car for selected appearance’s during the 2014 racing season.
Currently plans call for Van Pelt to wheel the second #38 car at Ransomville Speedway. “We are going to have Billy in the car for the Border War race and the Super Dirt Series Big Block race, and the Memorial Day weekend show” said team manager Roy Susice.
“We’re very excited about this” said van Pelt. “The Susice’s contacted me after hearing my interview on “Doug’s Dirt Diary” through my “Facebook” page, and like Roy mentioned we put a plan together to run a few shows up at Ransomville.”
As far as expectations are concerned Van Pelt related “I suppose I would like to get some top tens, but the goal is to also share some information with Ryan and help him out.”
Van Pelt will be behind the wheel of a 2103 Bicknell standard rack, driver back, tall cage car that Ryan drove to a fourth place in points at Ransomville along with two feature wins in 2013. “I’m very comfortable in a Bicknell,” said Van Pelt. “Last year we ran a Bicknell split rack car and I really like the support you get from Randy (Williamson) and those guys at Bicknell’s.”
Van Pelt not only comes to Ransomville as a multi-time track champion with 15 Modified titles to his name, but also 183 feature wins. “I have never raced at Ransomville before but my brother Curt has so were going to have to get used to the place,” said Van Pelt. “I am familiar and have raced against Pete Bicknell, Chad Brachman, and Robbie Krull.”
Driver Ryan Susice summed things up, “We have two cars here why not have somebody like Billy drive one and see what we can do. Who knows maybe we can make some extra money along the way and learn a few thing’s.”

 

 

                       

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