Empire Super Sprints Return to Ransomville This Friday Night
RANSOMVILLE, NY (June 5, 2023) The 40th Anniversary Season of the Empire Super Sprints will be continuing this coming Friday night as the ESS makes their annual pilgrimage to Ransomville for the Ron Lux Memorial. A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hebeler Sales & Service, and Nuttal Gear will present the racing action. The Hy-Tech Concrete DIRTcar Sportsman, Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman, and the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks will also be in action.
Pit gates will open at 5pm, with grandstands opening at 6pm, and racing will get underway at 7:15pm. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors (60 +) and Youth aged 12-17. Kids 11 and under are admitted FREE. Pit admission is $35 for members, and $40 for non-members.
A legend in Western New York auto racing, Ron Lux was able to win on both the dirt and asphalt. In 1965, Lux won the Oswego Speedway Supermodified points title, including winning five straight features and a total of 12 during that season. Back in the day, Lux also raced under the pseudonym of Bucky Buckholtz and Bob Hodgson as he was trying to avoid suspension from USAC, which during that time frame did not permit their drivers to race in non-USAC events. In 1965, following his fourth straight feature win at Oswego, Lux revealed his identity. Ron won the Orange County Eastern States 100 dirt Modified race in 1965, beating the finest competition that division had to offer. He also set fast time for the first asphalt Langhorne National Open modified (Race of Champions) event in 1965. He died in a USAC sprinter at Tulsa, OK in July of 1966.
Former Ransomville Sportsman track champion Matt Farnham from Tonawanda is the defending race winner when the Empire Super Sprints were at the Big R last season. “The Cobra” Chuck Hebing won the ESS stop in 2021. The Ron Lux Memorial will be the 18th all-time appearance by the ESS at Ransomville. Previous winners include Steve Dow, Lance Yonge, Craig Keel, Phil Mott, Tom Taber, John Birosh, George Suprick III, Mike VanDusen, and Gordy Button.
Jordan Poirier from St. Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec will lead the charge into Ransomville with the Empire Super Sprints. Poirier is coming off a win in the ESS’s last race at Orange County Fair Speedway last weekend. Look for Tour stars Dylan Swiernik, Shawn Donath, Jordan Thomas, Davie Franek, and more to be in attendance. Multi-time Ransomville winner Chuck Hebing along with daughter Kelly are also expected to be in attendance.
Locally owned and operated by the Verdi Family for over 35 years, A-Verdi Storage Containers is the premier provider of Storage and office solutions throughout New York State. From Albany to Buffalo and all points in between, A-Verdi believes that it takes great customers, suppliers, and employees to operate a successful business. A-Verdi can be reached by phone at 1-800-248-3734 and online at www.averdi.com
Hebeler Sales & Service in Lockport, NY, is proud to offer new & pre-owned motorcycle, atv, utv, pwc, and snowmobile sales, service, parts, and financing. Hebeler’s has grown from a specialty shop to one of the largest multi-line dealers in the area. Hebeler Sales & Service is currently located at 6466 Main Road in Lockport and can be reached by phone at (716) 625-8744, on Facebook and Twitter by searching Hebeler Sales, and online at www.hebelers.com
Founded in 1887 and headquarters in Niagara Falls, NY, Nuttal Gear developed and introduced single helical gears, one of the most significant contributions to the field of gear engineering. Today, Nuttall is the only global company that specializes in providing complete custom packaged drive assemblies combining both mechanical and electrical components to meet specific customer requirements. For more information, visit www.nuttalgear.com
Article Credit: Steven Petty
Submitted By: Steven Petty