Pangrazio, Brachmann, DiPietro, and Plante Visit Ransomville's Victory Lane
RANSOMVILLE, NY (September 10, 2021) Josh Pangrazio from Oakfield, NY won the Mateo Hope Memorial for the Street Stocks as SANY New York, Faery’s Concrete, and Buffalo Auto Auction presented the racing program at the Ransomville Speedway Friday night. Multi-time track champion Chad Brachmann from Sanborn, NY won his first Modified feature of the season as the PA Outlaw Modifieds made the trip to “The Big R”. Dave DiPietro from North Tonawanda, NY won his second Sportsman feature of the season in the first Sportsman/Novice Shootout of 2021. Ryan Plante from Cheektowaga, NY won his second Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stock feature of the season. $2407 was raised for Suicide Awareness. Thank you to all the fans that donated during the pass the helmet during intermission.
Allan Wills and Chad Brachmann were on the front row for the PA 358 Outlaw Modifieds with Brachmann taking over the lead, with Wills, Greg Martin, Jeremiah Shingledecker, and James Sweeting racing in the top five. Brachmann checked out on the field as by lap five, CB3 had a full straightaway lead over Wills and the balance of the field. Greg Martin and James Sweeting battled for third and fourth after passing Shingledecker before the races’ halfway point. Sweeting would complete the pass on lap 18 exiting turn two to take over third place. The caution would come out with five laps remaining as Brachmann and Shannon Whaley made contact, in turn, three while negotiating lap traffic with five laps remaining. Brachmann had a seven-second lead over the field. Brachmann would pull away from Sweeting on the restart to pick up the win.
The Mateo Hope Memorial for the Street Stocks would see Mike Childrose and Chip Wood bring the 24-car field to the green flag with 2021 Genesee track champion Bill Taylor taking over the lead, with Childrose, Dennis Cummings, Dan Schulz, and Wood racing in the top five. Schulz would take over third from Childrose. Jacob Vick spun, in turn, one to bring out the race’s first caution on lap three. On the restart, Taylor and Dan Schulz would take off with John Zimmerman, Josh Pangrazio, and Brandon Sherwood racing inside the top five. Chris Dziomba spun in turn three to bring out the caution on lap six, with Pete Pieczynski also was involved. On the lap six restart, Pangrazio would pass Zimmerman to move into third place and then would go around Schulz to take over second place. Joey Zimmerman and Phil Schepis would tangle in turn one to bring out the third caution of the event on lap seven. The restart would see Taylor and Pangrazio on the front row with Pangrazio taking over the lead with Zimmerman, Schulz, and Brandon Sherwood racing in the top five. Schulz would go three-wide with Taylor and Zimmerman to take over second on lap 10, with Pangrazio showing the way. Taylor would regain the runner-up position on lap 11. Sherwood’s top five run would come to an end on lap 12 as he pulled into the infield. Zach Walsh would enter the top five on lap 13 after starting 15th on the grid. Pangrazio would lead Taylor, Schulz, Zimmerman, and Walsh at the halfway point. Marcus Springer spun in turn two to slow the field down with nine laps remaining, erasing Pangrazio’s 1.7-second lead. Pangrazio and Taylor would pull away on the restart and would go on to collect the victory.
The first Investor’s Service Sportsman/Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman Shootout of the season was brought to the green flag by Brian Harris and Dave DiPietro, with DiPietro taking the lead. Derek Wagner, Cam Tuttle, and Zach George raced in positions three through five on the track early in the 25-lap feature. Tuttle would pass Harris to take over second on lap three and would start to reel in DiPietro. As DiPietro, Tuttle, and Wagner pulled away from the field, Scott Kerwin would enter the top five after passing George, and then the veteran would battle with Brian Harris for fourth place. Tuttle would close the gap on DiPietro as the leaders battled with lap traffic at the races’ midway point. Wagner would close the gap on the lead duo as the leaders hit heavy lap traffic with less than ten laps remaining. Wagner would take over second as Tuttle had issues negotiating lap traffic. Colby Adamczak spun after going in the moat on the front straightway with four laps remaining. The late-race restart would see Wagner challenge DiPietro, with Tuttle, George, and Kerwin running right behind. DiPietro would pull away from Wagner to score the win, his second of the season.
Cole Susice and Nick Tarnowski brought the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks to the green flag for their 15-lap feature event with Susice showing the way from his pole position. Ryan Plante would battle with Susice for the lead on lap two, with Tarnowski, Chris Miller, and Jeffery Wynes racing inside the top five. Plante would go to the outside and would take over the lead on lap six. Plante would pull away from Susice in the second half of the feature distance and would go on to score the win, his second of the season. Susice, Tarnowski, Miller, and Wynes would complete the top five. Susice was disqualified following an infraction in tech.
The final racing event of the 2021 season will take place on Friday, September 17 as Bailey Brothers Landscaping presents the annual King of the Hill for the Street Stocks. The King of the Hill will see the Hobby Stocks from Outlaw, and Land of Legends Raceway being able to join the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks. Also returning to Ransomville for the first time since 2009, the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints will take center stage. The Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stock track championship will be decided as well, plus the second Sportsman/Novice Shootout will take place. The entire racing program will be streamed live on www.dirttrackdigest.tv with pit gates opening at 5:00 pm, grandstands at 6:00 pm, and racing will get underway at 7:15 pm.
RACE RESULTS: SANY NY, FAERY’s CONCRETE, BUFFALO AUTO AUCTION NIGHT
PA OUTLAW Modifieds: CHAD BRACHMANN, James Sweeting, Allan Wills, Greg Martin, Jeremiah Shingledecker, Ricky Richner, Jonathan Reid, Jesse Cotriss, Max Smoker, Shannon Whaley, Zack Sam, John Smith, Ryan Kemery, Ryan Susice
Qualifying Heats: Rick Richner, John Smith
OPEN Street Stocks: JOSH PANGRAZIO, Bill Taylor, Dan Schulz, John Zimmerman, Chip Wood, Jacob Vick, Neil Patterson, Zach Walsh, Chris Dziomba, Mark Loveland, Pat Dell, Phil Schepis, Brian Monahan, Marcus Springer, Randy Zimmerman, Ronnie Richter, Damian Long, Mike Kramarz, Brandon Sherwood, Mike Childrose, Joey Zimmerman, Dennis Cummings, Tommy Bowen, Pete Pieczynski
Did Not Start: Pat Powers, Matt Tracy
Qualifying Heats: Chip Wood, Josh Pangrazio, Brandon Sherwood
Sportsman/Novice Shootout #1: DAVE DIPIETRO, Derek Wagner, Cameron Tuttle, Zach George, Scott Kerwin, Andrew Smith, Kyle Richner, AJ Custodi, Brandon Michaud, Rich Vinson, Sam Hoxie, Jessica Kriegisch, Robert Henning, Casey Jonathan, Brian Harris, Colby Adamczak, Dillon Adamczak, Brett Martin
Did Not Start: Jake Bansmer
Qualifying Heats: Kyle Richner, Dave DiPietro, AJ Custodi
Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks: RYAN PLANTE, Nick Tarnowski, Chris Miller, Jeffery Wynes, Brian Melcher, Dave Dussault, Anthony Haag, Ian Paul, Ron Seefeldt, Paul Plante, Mike Becker, Pete Nigro, Cody Griffin, Cole Susice (DQ)
Qualifying Heats: Chris Miller, Nick Tarnowski
Article Credit: Steven Petty
Submitted By: Steven Petty