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Dante Mancuso Wins Mackenzie Kulesza Mini Stock Memorial at Ransomville


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Dante Mancuso Wins Mackenzie Kulesza Mini Stock Memorial at Ransomville

RANSOMVILLE, NY (May 20, 2022) Dante Mancuso from Batavia, NY dominated the 30-lap Mackenzie Kulesza Memorial Friday night at the Ransomville Speedway, presented by SANY New York. Mat Williamson from St. Catharines, Ontario won the Krown Undercoating Modified feature for his second win of the season. Derek Wagner from Middleport, NY won the Investor’s Service Sportsman feature. Jimmy Grant from Penn Yan, NY became the third different winner in the KiPo Motors Street Stocks. Colby Adamczak from Akron, NY won his third straight Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman feature.

Dante Mancuso and Ryan Plante brought the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks to the green flags in the Mackenzie Kulesza Memorial with Mancuso showing the way. Plante, Rocco Conte, Curtis Rung, and Dave Dussault racing in the top five. Bill Weller Jr entered the top five and would go after the leaders. Weller would move into second before the halfway mark and would go after Mancuso for the lead. The leaders would race through lap traffic with Mancuso leading. Weller pulled into the pits with five laps remaining, giving up second place. Mancuso would drive away from the field to pick up the victory. At 7:00 am Friday morning, Mancuso wasn’t sure if the car would be done as it was just a rolling frame at his shop. It took him and his crew the day at the shop and putting the finishing touches at the track in order for him to compete in the evening’s events.

Steve Lewis Jr and Chad Brachmann were on the front row for the Krown Undercoating Modified feature with Brachmann taking the lead with Mike Bowman quickly taking over second and began reeling in Brachmann. John Smith spun, in turn, one on lap six to bring out the race's first caution. Mat Williamson would take over second from Bowman on lap seven, with Brachmann out front. “CB3” would pull away from Williamson and Bowman. Ryan Susice would take fourth away from Lewis on lap 18. Williamson would catch Brachmann with 10 laps remaining and the battle was on for the lead. Williamson looked underneath Brachmann to take the lead with two laps remaining and would go on to score the win. Brachmann, Ryan Susice, Bowman, and Pete Bicknell would complete the top five.

Derek Wagner and Dylan Duhow brought the Investor’s Service Sportsman to the green flag with Wagner taking the lead. With Wagner out front, he opened up his lead over Duhow, with Brett Senek racing in third and was followed by Orval Harris and Scott Kerwin. Duhow and Senek would battle for second with Scott Kerwin starting to reel them in. Jordan Moden came to a stop in turn four to bring out the caution on lap 19, erasing a near six-second lead over the rest of the field. During the caution, Kerwin came to a stop on the front straightaway and needed a tow back to the pit area, giving up fourth place on the track. Wagner would pull away on the restart and he would go on to score the feature win.
Pete Stefanski and Jimmy Grant set the pace in the KiPo Motors Street Stock feature with Stefanski showing the way with Grant, Josh Pangrazio, Dan Schulz, and Ken Camidge racing inside the top five. Jimmy Grant would take the lead away on lap two. Pangrazio would take second away from Stefanski and went to work on race leader Grant. Pangrazio got tight in the late going and that would allow Grant to pull away and allow Schulz to take over second place. Grant was able to get the win over Schulz, Pangrazio, Simon Bissell, and Dennis Cummings completing the top five.

Tyler Moore and Cameron Rowlands shared the front row for the Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman feature with Moore showing the way. Rowlands would take the lead away with Colby Adamczak and Noah Mamo racing in the top three. Mamo would move into second off a lap four restart with Adamczak out front. Once out front, Adamczak pulled away to his third consecutive victory.

Next Friday, Evergreen Lawn & Tree Service presents a full card of Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, Ki Po Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman. Pit gates will open at 5:00 pm with grandstands opening at 6:00 pm and racing will begin at 7:15 pm.

Krown Undercoating Modifieds: MAT WILLIAMSON, Chad Brachmann, Ryan Susice, Mike Bowman, Pete Bicknell, James Sweeting, Steve Lewis Jr, Greg Martin, Rick Richner, Dave Flannigan Jr, Jonathan Reid, Robbie Johnston, John Smith, Jesse Cotriss
Qualifying Heats: Steve Lewis Jr, Jonathan Reid

Investor’s Service Sportsman: DEREK WAGNER, Dylan Duhow, Brett Senek, AJ Custodi, Cameron Tuttle, Justin McKay, Brian Harris, Dave DiPietro, Orval Harris, Brett Martin, Brandon Close, Jordan Moden, Scott Kerwin
Qualifying Heats: Jordan Moden, Dylan Duhow

KiPo Motors Street Stocks: JIMMY GRANT, Dan Schulz, Josh Pangrazio, Simon Bissell, Dennis Cummings, Pete Stefanski, Ken Camidge, Brian Monahan, Chuck Cala, Brandon Sherwood, Gary Camidge
Did Not Start: Joey Zimmerman, John Zimmerman, Tommy Bowen
Qualifying Heats: Dan Schulz, Pete Stefanski

Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks: DANTE MANCUSO, Curtis Rung, Chris Leone, Ryan Plante, Brad Whiteside, Joe Hinkle, Corey Valade, Bob Palmer, Dave Dussault, Fabio Olivieri, Jeffrey Wynes, Ryan Hessler, Dan Valade, Travis Hayes, Matt Foster, Bill Weller Jr, Anthony Haag, Mike Becker, Don Hermanson, Pete Nigro, Tony Kulesza, Austin Hauser, Rocco Conte, Dylan Strade, Cole Susice, Nevin Hazel, Chuck Hughes
Qualifying Heats: Curtis Rung, Bill Weller Jr, Dante Mancuso

Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman: COLBY ADAMCZAK, Noah Mamo, Dillon Adamczak, Abby Castile, Cameron Rowlands, Tyler Moore, Greenley George, Doug Walsh
Did Not Start: Luke Blose
Qualifying Heat: Colby Adamczak

Article Credit: Steven Petty

Submitted By: Steven Petty

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The Modified Tour Inc
Atwal Eye Care
Hy-Tech Concrete
KIPO Automotive Group
Super DIRTCar Series
VP Race Fuels
Sunflowers of Sanborn
DirtCar Series Sportsman
Empire Super Sprints
Kevins Carpet Cleaning