Bicknell, McKay, Bleich, Desso, and Wendt All Win During 60th Anniversary Celebration at Ransomville

 

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (July 21, 2017) 13-time Track Champion “Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell from St. Catharines, Ontario won his second feature of the season in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds as the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce presented the 60th Anniversary Celebration at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday night. Justin McKay from North Tonawanda, NY won his first career Investors Service Sportsman feature. Bill Bleich Jr from Port Robinson, Ontario won his first KiPo Chevrolet Street Stock feature of the season. Chad Desso from Wilson, NY won his second Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers feature of the season. Kyle Wendt from Ransomville, NY won his second Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature of the season.



Steve Schumacher and Rick Richner led the field of Krown Undercoating Modifieds to the green flag for their 30 lap feature with Richner showing the way. Schumacher led Jeff McGinnis, Tommy Flannigan and Kenny Wills racing inside the top five early on. Pete Bicknell worked his way into the top three early and then challenged Flannigan for second, battling for several laps. Bicknell would reel in Richner for the lead on lap 14 and would complete the pass entering turn three. Third place car Tommy Flannigan hit the turn one wall on lap 17 to bring out the races first caution. On the restart, Bicknell would take off and Ryan Susice would get around Wills and Richner to take over second place. Susice would start to reel in Bicknell off a lap 20 restart with Erick Rudolph challenging Richner for third. With Bicknell and Susice pulling away, Rudolph would take over third with from Richner with five laps remaining. Bicknell would go on to score his second win of the season.



Justin McKay and Jonathan Reid were on the front row for the Investors Service Sportsman feature event with McKay showing the way. McKay would open the lead over Reid with Jim Harbison, Mike Williams and Darrell Borkenhagen racing inside the top five. McKay continued to show the way over Reid at the races midway point. Chase Matteson spun, in turn, one to bring out the races first caution on lap 15. On the restart, McKay, Reid, Williams and Greg Martin raced in the top four with Dave Flannigan Jr racing in fifth place. Williams would catch Reid and would battle for the second position. Reid would be able to hold Williams off but “Hot Wheels” Greg Martin worked his way past Williams to take third away in the late going. Justin McKay would lead every lap, green to checker to score his first career Investors Service Sportsman victory.



Pat O’Keefe would take off from his outside starting position to lead the opening circuits of the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks feature. Two veterans Jaren Israel and Pete Stefanski quickly moved into the lead dueling for the top spot. Israel would take off in the lead over Stefanski with Camidge in third. Patrick Dell took second ahead of Stefanski to take over second on lap 11 and started to reel in Israel. Billy Bleich Jr would take the lead late in the event and would go on to score the win, his first of the season. The Street Stock feature finish is unofficial pending a technical review.



Ashley Blech and Steve Matson led the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers to the green flag for their 15 lap feature with Blech showing the way early on with Matson holding off Chad Desso, Cole Susice, and Chris Leone, who all raced in the top five on the opening circuit. Desso would pass Matson on lap five to take over second with Cole Susice taking over third. Desso would look underneath Blech to take the lead with five laps remaining. Desso would go on to score his second win of the season.



Bubby Pawlak and David Fingerlow brought the field of Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman with Pawlak showing the way. Orval Harris spun in turn two on lap four to bring out the caution. On the restart, it was Robbie Johnston taking over the lead with Kyle Wendt moving into second, sending Pawlak back to third. Kyle Wendt would move to the outside and just past the halfway mark, would pass Johnston for the lead. Wendt would go on to score his second win of the season.



NEWS AND NOTES: 78 cars signed in pitside for our 60th Anniversary Celebration. Speedway management would like to thank Dave Jowdy and the Shoop Family for the bonus money for the Street Stocks tonight as well as Jamie Woods, who put up bonus money for the 4 Bangers. Management would also like to thank all of the past champions and their families who came out to celebrate tonight’s racing festivities.


The Big R will be back in action on Sunday, July 23rd as Budweiser presents the Big R Outlaw Shootout featuring the Craftsman World of Outlaw Sprint Cars plus a special $750 to win event for the Investors Service Sportsman. Pit gates will open at 1:00 pm with the Will Call Window opening at 2:00 pm. Grandstand gates will swing open at 4:00 pm with racing getting underway at 7:00 pm. Friday night racing is back on July 28th as the Sunset Bar and Grille presents the John Susice Memorial for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks. The big money show for the Street Stocks will be joined by the Modifieds, Sportsman, Novice Sportsman, 4 Bangers and the Spectator 1 on 1 races! Race time is at 7:15 pm.


“And remember, take it slow on the road and if you like to race and set a fast pace, do it on the speedway and save yourself from disgrace.”


RACE RESULTS – Lewiston Chamber of Commerce Presents the 60th Anniversary Celebration

Krown Undercoating Modifieds: PETE BICKNELL, Ryan Susice, Erick Rudolph, Rich Richner, Kenny Wills, Scott Kerwin, Jeff McGinnis, Allan Wills, Steve Schumacher, Steve Lewis Jr, Tommy Flannigan, John Smith, Jesse Cotriss, Jim Zimmerman, Russ Zimmerman

Qualifying Winners: Ryan Susice, Tommy Flannigan



Investors Service Sportsman: JUSTIN MCKAY, Jonathan Reid, Greg Martin, Mike Williams, James Henry, Dave Flannigan Jr, Brett Martin, Jim Harbison, Dave DiPietro, Matt Farnham, Darrell Borkenhagen, Brett Senek, Austin Susice, Derek Borkenhagen, Anthony Muscato, Dustin Gorhan, Chris Burek, Noah Walker, Chase Matteson, Kevin Wills, Derek Wagner, AJ Custodi, Garrison Krentz, Bryan Harris

Qualifying Winners: Jim Harbison, Darrell Borkenhagen, Mike Williams



KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: (UNOFFICIAL PENDING OFFICIAL REVIEW): BILLY BLEICH JR, Jaren Israel, Ken Camidge, Brandon Sherwood, Jake Stefanski, Pat O’Keefe, Chris Dziomba, Steven Shoop, Mike Kramarz, Pete Stefanski, Randy Zimmerman, Brian Monahan, Joey Zimmerman, Pat Dell, Jordan Moden, Dan Shoop (DQ)

Qualifying Winners: Brian Monahan, Pat Dell



Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers: CHAD DESSO, Cole Susice, Chris Leone, Ashley Blech, Steve Matson, Matt Hornquist, Nick Tarnowski, Chuck Cala, Brandon Potter, Brendan O’Keefe, Todd Westmoreland, Paul Plante

Qualifying Winner: Ashley Blech

 

 

Wills, Senek, Sherwood, Susice, Leone and Tuttle Win on a Hot Summer Night at Ransomville

 

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (July 14, 2017) Ransomville, NY’s Allan Wills was victorious for the first time in his Modified career as he was victorious in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds on Regional Haulage, Painters Plus and United Materials at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday evening. Brett Senek from Ransomville, NY won his second Investors Service Sportsman feature of the season. Brandon Sherwood from Sanborn, NY won his first KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks feature of the season. Cole Susice from Ransomville, NY won his second Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers feature of the season. Chris Leone from Niagara Falls, NY won the completed Gippsters Collision 4 Banger feature from July 7th. Cameron Tuttle from Wilson, NY won his fourth Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature of the season.

The Wills family shared the front row for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds feature as Allan and Kenny brought the field to the green flag with Allan showing the way over Cousin Kenny with Jeff McGinnis, Scott Kerwin and Erick Rudolph racing in fifth. Jim Zimmerman slowed on the front straightaway on lap six to bring out the races’ first caution period. On the restart, Allan Wills would regain the lead as the man on the move was “The Ransomville Renegade” Ryan Susice as he raced by McGinnis and Rudolph to enter the top five, racing in fourth place. Kenny Wills would start to reel in his Cousin Allan at the halfway mark with Kerwin in third, Rudolph and Susice racing in the top five with Pete Bicknell racing in sixth place. Bicknell would pass Susice to take over fifth on lap 20. Tommy Flannigan would bring out the caution on lap 22 with a flat right rear tire. On the restart, Allan Wills would take off in the lead, but the battle was on behind him between Pete Bicknell and Erick Rudolph for fourth place. Allan Wills would lead every lap from start to finish in route to his first career victory. Kenny Wills, Kerwin, Rudolph and Pete Bicknell completed the top five.

Justin McKay and Brett Martin led the Investors Service Sportsman to the green flag for their 25 lap feature with Martin showing the way with McKay, Noah Walker, Kevin Wills and Dave DiPietro racing in the top five early on. “Oh Henry” James Henry raced underneath DiPietro to take over fifth on lap four and then went after Kevin Wills for fourth place, as the top three started to pull away from the field. Chris Burek slowed on the back straightaway to bring out the caution on lap six. On the restart, Brett Martin held the lead with Kevin Wills, Brett Senek, McKay and Henry raced inside the top five. Kevin Wills would take the lead from Martin exiting turn four on lap eight. Brett Senek would take second away from Martin just one lap later. Dave Conant spun, in turn, one to bring out the caution on lap 10. The lap 10 restart saw Wills take command with Senek, Henry, Jonathan Reid and Brett Martin in the top five. AJ Custodi’s motor went up in smoke on lap 12 to bring out the caution for the third time of the event. Brett Senek would take the lead away from Wills on the restart at the halfway point, just as current points leader Matt Farnham entered the top five after going three wide with Martin and Reid to move into fourth. Senek and Henry opened up their lead over the rest of the field in the closing stages of the main event and Senek would go on to score the win, his second of the season. Henry, Wills, Farnham and Brett Martin would complete the top five.

Divisional rookie Jordan Moden and past divisional champion Brandon Sherwood were on the front row for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks main event with Sherwood taking over the lead with Mike Kramarz taking over second with Jaren Israel racing his way past Moden to move into third. Bill Bleich Jr came to a stop, in turn, two after losing a tire to bring out the caution on lap three. On the restart, Sherwood and Kramarz battled for the lead with “That Guy” Kramarz taking the lead on lap six. Brian Monahan came to a stop in turn three to bring out the caution. On the restart, Sherwood would regain the lead with Israel taking over second. The lead duo made contact on the main straightaway, with Israel taking the lead on lap nine. Jake Stefanski and last week’s winner Ken Camidge came together on the front straightaway to bring out the caution. On the restart, Sherwood would regain the lead from Israel with Pete Stefanski taking over third on lap 10. The final ten laps would see Sherwood, Israel and Stefanski battle for the lead with Stefanski taking over second on lap 13. Sherwood and Stefanski would pull away from the rest of the field as Israel pulled into the infield with five laps remaining. Sherwood would hold off Stefanski to score his first win of the season.

Anthony Hermanson and Cole Susice led the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers to the green flag for their regularly scheduled 15 lap feature with Cole Susice jumping into the lead. Chad Desso quickly worked his way into third at the end of lap one after passing Ashley Blech. Desso made contact with the turn one wall after being involved in some contact with Anthony Hermanson to bring out the caution on lap three. On the restart, Brandon Potter and Steve Matson hit the turn one wall to immediately bring the caution flag right back out. That would put Susice and Chris Leone on the front row. On the lap four restart, Susice would continue to show the way over Leone. Ashley Blech would reel in Leone but the lead duo of Susice and Leone would continue to pull away from the rest of the field. Leone would look underneath Susice coming off turn two on lap 12 but Susice would out-drive Leone. Susice would hold off Leone to score the win.

Chris Leone regained command of the field of the 4 Banger main event that was originally started last Friday night, July 7th.  Leone would pull away from Ashley Blech and Cole Susice to grab the victory, his second of the season. Susice, Blech, Chad Desso and Chris Miller completed the top five.

Cliff Gregg and qualifying winner David Fingerlow brought the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman to the green flag with Gregg showing the way. Off a lap one caution, Cameron Tuttle would take over the lead with Fingerlow moving into the second position, sending early race leader Cliff Gregg back to third place. Tuttle would pull away from the field to score the win, his fourth of the season.

NEWS AND NOTES: 74 cars signed in pitside It was just announced that the winner of the John Susice Memorial for the Street Stocks on Friday, July 28th, will be a guaranteed starter into the King of the Hill Street Stock 100 on Saturday, September, 16th. The John Susice Memorial is open to any Humberstone, Merrittville or Ohsweken legal Street Stocks to race against the Ransomville regulars. The annual Kid’s Power Wheel Races was once again a big hit with the youngest race fans that took part.

Next weekend is a big racing doubleheader weekend at the Big R! Friday, July 21st will be the 60th Anniversary Celebration. Many of the drivers that shaped Ransomville into what it is today will be on hand. Gates will swing open in the pits at 5:00 pm with grandstands opening at 6:00 pm with racing action starting at 7:15 pm. Then on Sunday, July 23rd, Budweiser presents the Big R Outlaw Shootout featuring the Craftsman World of Outlaw Sprint Cars plus a special $750 to win event for the Investors Service Sportsman. Pit gates will open at 1:00 pm with the Will Call Window opening at 2:00 pm. Grandstand gates will swing open at 4:00 pm with racing getting underway at 7:00 pm

RACE RESULTS – REGIONAL HAULAGE, PAINTERS PLUS AND UNITED MATERIALS NIGHT

Krown Undercoating Modifieds: ALLAN WILLS, Kenny Wills, Scott Kerwin, Erick Rudolph, Pete Bicknell, Ryan Susice, Rick Richner, Jeff McGinnis, Jesse Cotriss, James Sweeting, Steve Schumacher, John Smith, Steve Lewis Jr, Tommy Flannigan, Russ Zimmerman, Jim Zimmerman, Chad Brachmann

Qualifying Winners: Jesse Cotriss, Allan Wills, Kenny Wills

Investors Service Sportsman: BRETT SENEK, James Henry, Kevin Wills, Matt Farnham, Brett Martin, Dave DiPietro II, Noah Walker, Greg Martin, Dave Flannigan Jr, Austin Susice, Justin McKay, Derek Borkenhagen, Derek Wagner, Bryan Harris, Anthony Muscato, Darrell Borkenhagen, Chase Matteson, Jim Harbison, Dustin Gorhan, Mike Williams, Jonathan Reid, AJ Custodi, Dave Conant, Chris Burek

Qualifying Winners: Noah Walker, James Henry, Dave DiPietro II

KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: BRANDON SHERWOOD, Pete Stefanski, Mike Kramarz, Brian Monahan, Jake Stefanski, Pat O’Keefe, Pat Dell, Ken Camidge, Randy Zimmerman, Chris Dziomba, Ryan Hoolihan, Jordan Moden, Joey Zimmerman, Jaren Israel, Billy Bleich Jr 

Qualifying Winners: Billy Bleich Jr, Jake Stefanski

Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers: COLE SUSICE, Chris Leone, Ashley Blech, Brendan O’Keefe, Anthony Hermanson, Paul Plante, Chris Miller, Brandon Potter, Steve Matson, Chad Desso Did Not Start: Tom Westmoreland

Qualifying Winner: Cole Susice

Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers (from 7/7): CHRIS LEONE, Cole Susice, Ashley Blech, Chad Desso, Chris Miller, Brendan O’Keefe, Steve Matson, Matt Hornquist, Howard Guthrie

Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: CAMERON TUTTLE, David Fingerlow, Robbie Johnston, Kyle Wendt, Cliff Gregg, Orval Harris, Bubby Pawlak

Qualifying Winner: David Fingerlow
 

 

 

 

 

Erick Rudolph Out Duels Ryan Susice to Score Modified Win at Ransomville

RANSOMVILLE, NY (July 7, 2017) Third generation driver Erick Rudolph from Ransomville, NY was the winner of the Krown Undercoating Modified feature on JetPort Lounge and Niagara’s Lazy Lakes Camping Resort Night at the Ransomville Speedway on a sultry Friday evening. Chris Burek from Wilson, NY won his first Investors Service Sportsman feature of the season.  Robbie Johnston from Lockport, NY won his second feature of the season for the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman. The Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers feature was called due to rain after five laps were completed.

Kenny Wills and Allan Wills brought the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds to the green flag for their 30 lap feature with Kenny Wills getting the lead over his cousin Allan. Off a lap one restart, “The Ransomville Renegade” Ryan Susice would take the lead over Wills with Tommy Flannigan, Scott George and Erick Rudolph racing inside the top five. Flannigan and Rudolph would both get around George to move into third and fourth respectively and would battle with each other for the third position and at the same time reeling in Kenny Wills for second. As Wills, Flannigan, and Rudolph all battled for second, this allowed race leader Ryan Susice to increase his lead. Rudolph would pass both Flannigan and Wills to move into second place on lap 16 and would begin his chase of race leader Susice. Meanwhile, “Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell passed Scott George to take over fifth place and George spun, in turn, one with nine laps to go to bring out the races first caution on lap 21. On the restart, Rudolph went to the outside of Susice and the two Ransomville racers went at it for the lead with the duo battling hard for the lead and the win. Kenny Wills slowed on the main straightaway to bring out the caution on lap 24. The six lap shootout would see Rudolph take off in the lead in his BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, BBL Racing number 25, and would pull away from Susice and Bicknell to score his second win of the season.

Dave Conant and Noah Walker led the field of the Investors Service Sportsman to the green flag with Conant showing the way. Walker spun in turn three to bring out the race's first caution and Jim Harbison had nowhere to go and was collected in the incident on the opening circuit. Chris Burek would take the lead on the lap one restart with Derrick Borkenhagen, Austin Susice and Greg Martin racing inside the top five early in the 25 lap feature event. Brett Senek entered the top five for the first time on lap 10 after passing Greg Martin on the outside of turn two as Jonathan Reid raced on in seventh place. Burek continued to increase his lead over the field at the halfway mark as Conant continued to track him down, running in second place. Dave Conant would catch the leader with five laps remaining and would make contact coming into turn three with two laps to go, but Burek would hold off Conant to score his first feature win of the season. Burek’s victory makes the sixth different winner in six races.

Pat Dell and “That Guy” Mike Kramarz led the field of KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks to the green with the recently married Dell taking over the lead. Dell got loose in turn one, giving the lead to Kramarz with Ken Camidge, Pete Stefanski, Jaren Israel and Jake Stefanski racing in the top five. Camidge would go underneath Kramarz to take the lead on lap four. Brian Monahan spun in turn four to bring out the caution on lap five for the first time in the feature event. On the restart, Camidge would keep his lead with Israel in second. Israel got loose exiting turn four and collected several cars, including Jake Stefanski and last week’s feature winner Ryan Hoolihan. On the restart, it was Camidge and Billy Bleich Jr on the front row with Camidge showing the way with Bleich, Brian Monahan, and Pete Stefanski racing in the top four. Camidge, Bleich, and Monahan settled the win for themselves with Camidge scoring the win. Pete Stefanski would cross the line in second over Bleich and Monahan, who came together coming to the checkered flag.

Adam and Orville Harris led the field of Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman to the green for their 15 lap main event with Orville Harris taking over the lead. Adam Harris lost several positions on lap two, giving Robbie Johnston the runner-up spot and Kyle Wendt moving into third. Johnston would begin to chase down Harris for the lead and the lead duo would make contact on lap 11 exiting turn two to take over the lead. Once Johnston took the lead, he opened up the lead and would go on to score the win, his second of the season.

Howard Guthrie and Ashley Harbison-Bleich brought the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers to the green flag for their 15 lap feature event. When the field was brought under caution for a false start, Guthrie was hooked to Bleich and spun on the back straightaway and hit the wall and rolled over. Guthrie walked under his own power to the speedway EMT’s. The 15 lap feature was then brought to the green by Matt Hornquist and Ashley Harbison-Bleich with Hornquist taking the lead with Chris Leone taking over second. Hornquist would slam the turn two wall hard to bring out the caution on lap two. On the restart, Chris Leone would take command of the field. The caution would come out for rain and the remaining ten laps will be run at the beginning at the night next Friday night. The Speedway would like to thank Gerry Gipp from Gippster’s Collision who gave away extra money to the 4 Bangers tonight.  

Besides the JetPort Lounge and Niagara Lazy Lakes Resort, Snyder Industries, Chris’s Appliance, WGR 550 and the Petty Family all enjoyed the action from the VIP Tower. A total of 77 racecars were on hand for the racing program. The annual Kid’s Rides was once again a big hit with the youngest race fans in attendance.

The 60th season of racing at the Big R will continue on Friday, July 14th as Regional Haulage presents a full card of racing plus power wheel races! To start the show, will be the remaining 10 laps for the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers feature. Gates will swing open in the pits at 5:00 pm with grandstands opening at 6:00 pm with racing action starting at 7:15 pm.

RACE RESULTS –  JETPORT LOUNGE AND LAZY LAKES CAMPING RESORT NIGHT

Krown Undercoating Modifieds: ERICK RUDOLPH, Ryan Susice, Pete Bicknell, Tommy Flannigan, Jesse Cotriss, Steve Schumacher, Jeff McGinnis, Scott Kerwin, Kenny Wills, Scott George, Allan Wills, Chad Brachmann, John Smith, Jim Zimmerman, Russ Zimmerman, Steve Lewis Jr, Rick Richner

Qualifying Winners: Rick Richner, Kenny Wills

 

Investors Service Sportsman: CHRIS BUREK, Dave Conant, Derrick Borkenhagen, Austin Susice, Brett Senek, Derek Wagner, Greg Martin, Dave Flannigan Jr, James Henry, AJ Custodi, Tony Muscato, Dave DiPietro II, Matt Farnham, Bryan Harris, Mike Williams, Garrison Krentz, Darrell Borkenhagen, Noah Walker, Jonathan Reid, Dustin Gorhan, Kevin Wills, Jim Harbison, Brett Martin Did Not Start: Justin McKay

Qualifying Winners: Dave Conant, Kevin Wills, Chris Burek

 

KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: KEN CAMIDGE, Pete Stefanski, Billy Bleich Jr, Jaren Israel, Pat Dell, Jake Stefanski, Mike Kramarz, Brandon Sherwood, Donald Hermanson, Jordan Moden, Randy Zimmerman, Joey Zimmerman, Ryan Hoolihan, Pat O’Keefe, Brian Monahan (DQ) Did Not Start: Dan Korpanty, Chris Dziomba

Qualifying Winners:  Pat Dell, Ken Camidge

 

Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: ROBBIE JOHNSTON, Orville Harris, Kyle Wendt, Zack George, Cameron Tuttle, David Fingerlow, Bubby Pawlak, Cliff Gregg III, Adam Harris

Qualifying Winner: Orville Harris

 

 

 

Cotriss, Wagner, Hoolihan, Tuttle and Desso Win Independence Day Weekend Special at Ransomville 

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (June 30, 2017) Medina, NY’s Jesse Cotriss won the Krown Undercoating Modified feature on HyTech Concrete and Farmers Insurance of Lockport Night at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday evening, earning his first career Modified victory. Derek Wagner from Middleport, NY won his first career Investors Service Sportsman feature event. Ryan Hoolihan from Sanborn, NY won the main event for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks. Cameron Tuttle from Wilson, NY won his third Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature of the season. Chad Desso from Wilson, NY won his second Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers feature of the season.


Jesse Cotriss and Jim Zimmerman led the Krown Undercoating Modifieds to the green flag for their 30 lap feature with Cotriss taking off with Scott Kerwin running in second place. Chad Brachmann took third with Pete Bicknell moving into fourth after both passed Allan Wills on lap three. Erick Rudolph and Ryan Susice settled into fifth and sixth on lap five and moved in on fourth place running Chad Brachmann. With a third of the race in the books, Cotriss still led over Kerwin, Bicknell, Brachmann, and Rudolph. The leaders hit lap traffic on lap 12, and the battle for second heated up as Brachmann went to the outside to pass Bicknell for third and then went to the outside and used the moat to passed Kerwin for second. At the same time, Erick Rudolph passed Bicknell for fourth. John Smith spun on the front straightaway on lap 18 to bring out the caution. On the restart, Cotriss and Brachmann took off from Kerwin, Rudolph, and Bicknell. Brachmann challenged Cotriss in the final 10 laps but it was Cotriss earning his first career Krown Undercoating Modified feature.


Darrell Borkenhagen and Dustin Gorhan were on the front row to pace the feature event for the Investors Service Sportsman with Borkenhagen leading the stout field of 25 Sportsman. The field was like pinball’s, bouncing off each other early on and Austin Susice spun, in turn, two after contact with Jim Harbison on lap four. The restart saw Justin McKay take off in the lead. Gorhan would regain the lead on lap seven with Derek Wagner taking second at the line and Matt Farnham moving into third. The lead trio pulled away from the rest of the field as Greg Martin passed Dave Flannigan for fourth place on lap 12. Gorhan pushed up the track exiting turn two on lap 13, giving the lead to Derek Wagner with Farnham moving into second place. The caution came out on lap 17 for debris, in turn, four, erasing the lead that Wagner had over Farnham. Wagner took off in the lead over Farnham with Greg Martin passing Gorhan to move into third. Wagner pulled away from the rest of the field to score his first career Sportsman feature.


Jordan Moden and Joey Zimmerman shared the front row for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks with Chris Dziomba taking over the lead when Moden pulled his racer into the pits on the opening circuit. With Dziomba showing the way, Ryan Hoolihan raced in second with Jaren Israel and Pete Stefanski running in fourth. Pat Dell spun, in turn, two after being hooked up with Brian Monahan. On the restart, Dziomba showed the way with Israel passing Hoolihan for second on lap seven. Israel was glued to the rear bumper of Dziomba and battled for the lead with Israel taking command of the field on lap 10. Ryan Hoolihan took the lead away from Israel as Israel slowed up entering turn three on lap 17, with Dziomba and Stefanski moving into second and third. Hoolihan held off Dziomba to score the win.


Adam Harris and Cliff Gregg brought the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman to the green flag for their 15 lap feature go with Gregg showing the way. Cameron Tuttle worked his way into third and went after race leader Cliff Gregg and Bubby Pawlak. Tuttle moved into second place on lap three and then battled with Gregg for the lead while Kyle Wendt took over third. Tuttle would go to the outside of Gregg to take over the lead on lap five. Robbie Johnston spun in turn three to bring out the caution on lap 10, erasing Tuttle’s lead over the field. Tuttle pulled away from the rest of the field to score his third win of the season.


Chuck Cala and Anthony Hermanson led the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers to the green flag with Hermanson showing the way early on. Qualifying winner Anthony Guthrie quickly moved up through the field and was running in second and then had mechanical issues with a broken right front and hit the turn three wall to bring out the races first caution on lap five. On the restart, Chad Desso took command of the field with Howard Guthrie taking over second with Chris Leone running in third. Leone would pass Guthrie for second and then went after race leader Desso. Drew Westmoreland hit the turn four wall hard with four laps remaining, bringing out the caution. The final four laps saw Desso and Leone pull away from the field with Desso holding off Leone to score his second win of the season.


NEWS AND NOTES: A huge fireworks show lit up the sky in celebration of the Independence Day Weekend holiday. A total of 83 cars were in the pits for the racing action. Tom Thompson performed both the Canadian and American national anthems. Ransomville Speedway management would also like to remind the fans that if blankets and tarps that get left on the bleachers will be thrown away as they are causing damage to the bleachers and damage to the newly replaced boards. The grandstands will begin to get numbered for the Craftsman World of Outlaw Sprint Cars “Big R Outlaw Shootout” and they cannot be numbered with the blankets and tarps still covering them. Management asks to take all tarps and blankets off the bleachers after each race night.


The 60th season of racing at the Big R will continue on Friday, July 7th as the Jetport Lounge and Niagara Lazy Lakes Resort presents a full card of racing plus Kids Rides! Gates will swing open in the pits at 5:00 pm with grandstands opening at 6:00 pm with racing action starting at 7:15 pm.


RACE RESULTS – HYTECH CONCRETE AND FARMERS INSURANCE OF LOCKPORT NIGHT

Krown Undercoating Modifieds: JESSE COTRISS, Chad Brachmann, Scott Kerwin, Erick Rudolph, Pete Bicknell, Ryan Susice, Jeff McGinnis, Tommy Flannigan, Rick Richner, Allan Wills, Steve Schumacher, Steve Lewis Jr, Kenny Wills, Jim Zimmerman, John Smith, Nick Joy

Qualifying Winners: Allan Wills, Jesse Cotriss



Investors Service Sportsman Feature: DEREK WAGNER, Matt Farnham, Greg Martin, Dustin Gorhan, Dave Flannigan Jr, Kevin Wills, Ed Cain, Jim Harbison, Derek Borkenhagen, Darrell Borkenhagen, Anthony Muscato, Dave DiPietro, Noah Walker, Bryan Harris, James Henry, AJ Custodi, Justin McKay, Mike Williams, Jonathan Reid, Brett Martin, Chris Burek, Chase Matteson, Dave Conant Did Not Qualify: Dan Michaud, Zack Sam, Garrison Krentz

Qualifying Winners: Ed Cain, Chris Burek, Matt Farnham

Consolation Winner: Brett Senek



KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: RYAN HOOLIHAN, Chris Dziomba, Pete Stefanski, Brian Monahan Jr, Mike Kramarz, Jake Stefanski, Ken Camidge, Pat O’Keefe, Pat Dell, Jaren Israel, Dan Korpanty, Brandon Sherwood, Joey Zimmerman, Billy Bleich Jr, Jordan Moden

Qualifying Winners: Jordan Moden, Joey Zimmerman



Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: CAMERON TUTTLE, Kyle Wendt, Robbie Johnston, Bubby Pawlak, Cliff Gregg, Adam Harris, Orville Harris, Matt Foster, David Fingerlow, Ken Washburn

Qualifying Winner: Cliff Gregg



Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers: CHAD DESSO, Chris Leone, Cole Susice, Anthony Hermanson, Brendan O’Keefe, Chuck Cala, Matt Hornquist, Ashley Harbison-Bleich, Ruben Coffey, Howard Guthrie, Brandon Potter, Drew Westmoreland, Anthony Guthrie Did Not Start: Steve Matson

Qualifying Winners: Anthony Guthrie, Howard Guthrie

 

 

Rain gets Ransomville for Fourth Time in 2017

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (June 23, 2017) For the fourth time in 2017, Ransomville Speedway management has been forced to pull the plug due to rain.


“With the heavy rains that have saturated the grounds and the forecast calling for more rain throughout the afternoon and into the evening, we have decided to cancel the races for tonight, Friday, June 23rd,” remarks Ransomville Speedway General Manager Jenn Martin.


Ransomville Speedway management would also like to remind the fans that if blankets and tarps that get left on the bleachers will be thrown away as they are causing damage to the bleachers and damage to the newly replaced boards. The grandstands will begin to get numbered for the Craftsman World of Outlaw Sprint Cars “Big R Outlaw Shootout” and they cannot be numbered with the blankets and tarps still covering them. Management asks to take all tarps and blankets off the bleachers after each race night.


The 60th season of racing at the Big R will continue on Monday, June 26th for Monday Madness! A full card of racing will be presented as well as the popular $1.00 Hot Dog Night! Gates will swing open in the pits at 5:00 pm with grandstands opening at 6:00 pm with racing action starting at 7:15 pm.

 

 

“Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell Takes Home Modified Win; Jonathan Reid Scores 1st Career Sportsman Triumph

 

RANSOMVILLE, NY (June 16, 2017) Twelve-time Ransomville Speedway Modified track champion Pete Bicknell from St. Catharines, Ontario took home his first victory of the season on WGR550 and Wraptile Graphics Night at the Ransomville Speedway. Jonathan Reid from Lockport, NY won his first career Investors Service Sportsman feature event. “Showtime” Jaren Israel from Ransomville, NY won the make-up feature from May 12th for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks. Cameron Tuttle from Wilson, NY won the make-up Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature from May 12th. Kyle Wendt from Ransomville, NY won the regularly-scheduled Novice Sportsman feature. Chris Leone from Niagara Falls, NY won the main event for the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers.

Rick Richner and Scott Kerwin brought the field of Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds with Kerwin showing the way early as “Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell passed Rick Richner to take second on lap two. Bicknell would take the lead away from Kerwin on lap three as Scott George took over third place from Richner. “The Ransomville Renegade” Ryan Susice caught the two 26 cars of George and Richner in a three car battle for third with Chad Brachmann running in sixth, within three car-lengths of the battle for third. At the halfway mark, Bicknell’s lead was almost five seconds over Kerwin with George, Richner, Susice, and Brachmann in the top six. Jesse Cotriss hit the turn three wall on lap 18 to bring out the caution, erasing the 4.8-second lead that Bicknell had over the field. On the lap 18 restart, Richner and Kerwin went side by side for second with Susice running tightly behind in fourth place. Richner would take second away from Kerwin on lap 21, and Erick Rudolph took his BBL Racing number 25 into fifth after a slide job on Chad Brachmann exiting turn four. Susice would pass Kerwin to take third away on lap 24 and Rudolph would pass Kerwin just one lap later. “Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell would drive his Lucas Oil Products number 42 to his first Ransomville triumph of the season. Richner would finish in second followed closely by Susice, Rudolph, and Brachmann.

Darrell Borkenhagen and Dustin Gorhan were on the front row for the Investors Service Sportsman feature event with Gorhan taking the initial lead with Mike Williams taking over the second spot. Greg Martin and Brett Martin came together on the back straightaway to bring out the caution on lap five. On the restart, Williams would take over the lead with Gorhan, Eddie Cain, Jonathan Reid and Jim Harbison racing inside the top five. Reid would work his way past Gorhan to take over second on lap nine, just as the caution came out for Justin McKay who spun in turn four. Jonathan Reid would take the lead on the restart with Dave Flannigan Jr entering the top five for the first time on lap 10. Matt Farnham’s motor expired on the front straightaway on lap 17, while Farnham was running inside the top 10. Reid would take off on the restart as Dave Flannigan Jr battled with Harbison and Mike Williams for second place. Reid would drive on to score his first career Investors Service Sportsman triumph.   

“Showtime” Jaren Israel and “The X Factor” Bill Bleich Jr shared the front row for the make-up feature for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks with Israel showing the way over Bleich, Pete Stefanski, Brandon Sherwood and Ryan Hoolihan. Bleich slowed on the front straightaway on lap five to bring out the caution. Once the field went back under the green flag, Brandon Sherwood would take the lead away from Israel. Jake Stefanski slid into Kinser Way and spun to bring out the caution on lap nine. Israel would regain the lead from Sherwood off the restart and would pull away from the field. Past divisional champion Pat Dell brought out the caution on lap 13 after slowing on the back straightaway. Israel would pull away from the field and would go on to score his second win of the season. Sherwood, Hoolihan, Ken Camidge and Pete Stefanski would complete the top five.

In the second feature, veterans Pete Stefanski and Ken Camidge brought the field of Street Stocks to the green flag with Stefanski showing the way over Camidge with Brandon Sherwood, Ryan Hoolihan and Jaren Israel racing inside the top five. Israel would take fourth away from Hoolihan on lap four and then battled Sherwood for third. Joey Zimmerman spun in turn four to bring out the races first caution on lap nine. On the restart, Stefanski would take the lead with Israel taking his car to the pits, with Jake Stefanski running in third and “The X Factor” Billy Bleich Jr running in fourth, after starting 16th on the grid. Jake Stefanski passed Camidge and Sherwood to move into second and battled with his Uncle Pete for the lead. Jake would take the lead on lap 12, just as Sherwood went to the pits. The caution would come back out on lap 15 as Jaren Israel returned to the speedway and then came to a stop on the main straightaway. On the restart, Bleich would pass Pete Stefanski to take second place away and then went to battle Jake for the lead. Jake Stefanski would hold off Bleich to score the win, his first of the season.

The first feature for the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman was brought to the green flag by Cameron Tuttle and Zack George with George taking off into the lead. George continued to lead Tuttle with Kyle Wendt, David Fingerlow and Bubby Pawlak racing inside the top five. Fingerlow took third away from Wendt with four laps remaining, as the lead duo pulled away from the rest of the field. Coming off turn four on the final circuit, George made contact with a lap car and Tuttle was at the right place at the right time, to score his second victory of the season.

In the nightcap feature for the Novice Sportsman, Bubby Pawlak and Kyle Wendt shared the front row with Wendt showing the way. Orville Harris and David Fingerlow spun in turn three to bring out the races first caution on lap three. The caution would come back out on lap five as Robbie Johnston and Ken Washburn came together, in turn, three that also collected both Orville and Adam Harris. Kyle Wendt pulled away from Cameron Tuttle off the restart. Cliff Gregg spun in turn two to bring out the caution with one lap remaining. Tuttle would look underneath Wendt off the restart but Wendt would go on to score his first career Novice Sportsman victory.

Steve Matson and Chuck Cala brought the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers to the green flag for their 15 lap feature event with Cala showing the way. The caution would wave for the first time after sixth place starter Chad Desso hit the wall hard coming off turn four and then again hit the wall on the front straightaway. Cala would lead off the restart with Chris Leone taking over second with Howard and Anthony Guthrie running in third and fourth respectively. Leone would take the lead away from Cala on lap five with Howard Guthrie taking over second exiting turn two on lap five. Chuck Cala came to a stop trying to enter the pits to bring out the caution on lap eight. Leone and Howard Guthrie pulled away from the rest of the field off the restart as Ashley Harbison-Bleich moved into third place on the white flag lap. Leone would score the win ahead of Howard Guthrie, Harbison-Bleich, Anthony Guthrie and Steve Matson.   

The 60th season of racing at the Big R will continue on Friday, June 23rd as Scott Joy Trucking presents a full card of racing plus bicycle races! Gates will swing open in the pits at 5:00 pm with grandstands opening at 6:00 pm with racing action starting at 7:15 pm. Ransomville Speedway will also be racing on Monday, June 26th at 7:15 pm for the Monday Madness Special! A full card of racing will be presented as well as the popular $1.00 Hot Dog Night!  

RACE RESULTS –  WGR 550 AND WRAPTILE GRAPHICS NIGHT

Krown Undercoating Modifieds Feature: PETE BICKNELL, Rick Richner, Ryan Susice, Erick Rudolph, Chad Brachmann, Scott Kerwin, Jim Zimmerman, Tommy Flannigan, Jeff McGinnis, Steve Schumacher, Jesse Cotriss, Scott George, Nick Joy, Steve Lewis Jr, Allan Wills, Kenny Wills

Qualifying Winners: Rick Richner, Scott Kerwin

Investors Service Sportsman Feature: JONATHAN REID, Mike Williams, Dave Flannigan Jr, Jim Harbison, Dustin Gorhan, James Henry, Brett Senek, Chris Burek, Derek Wagner, Darrell Borkenhagen, AJ Custodi, Anthony Muscato, Derek Borkenhagen, Dave DiPietro II, Chase Matteson, Bryan Harris, Justin McKay, Matt Farnham, Garrison Krentz, Austin Susice, Ed Cain, Dave Conant, Greg Martin, Brett Martin, Kevin Wills, Noah Walker

Qualifying Winners: Austin Susice, Mike Williams, Matt Farnham

KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks (From May 12): JAREN ISRAEL, Brandon Sherwood, Ryan Hoolihan, Ken Camidge, Pete Stefanski Chris Dziomba, Brian Monahan Jr, Joey Zimmerman, Mike Kramarz, Pat O’Keefe, Dan Korpanty, Jake Stefanski, Austin Hauser, Don Hermanson, Pat Dell, Billy Bleich Jr Did Not Start: Jordan Moden, Casey Jonathan

KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: JAKE STEFANSKI, Billy Bleich Jr, Brian Monahan Jr, Ken Camidge, Mike Kramarz, Pat O’Keefe, Chris Dziomba, Dan Korpanty, Pete Stefanski, Pat Dell, Austin Hauser, Brandon Sherwood, Jaren Israel, Ryan Hoolihan, Jordan Moden, Don Hermanson, Joey Zimmerman

Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman (From May 12): CAMERON TUTTLE, Zack George, David Fingerlow, Kyle Wendt, Bubby Pawlak, Ken Washburn, Cliff Gregg, Adam Harris, Robbie Johnston, Orville Harris

Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: KYLE WENDT, Cameron Tuttle, David Fingerlow, Robbie Johnston, Bubby Pawlak, Cliff Gregg, Orville Harris, Zack George, Ken Washburn, Adam Harris

Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers: CHRIS LEONE, Howard Guthrie, Ashley Harbison-Bleich, Anthony Guthrie, Steve Matson, Ryan Plante, Anthony Hermanson, Cole Susice, Brendan O’Keefe, Brandon Potter, Matt Hornquist, Drew Westmoreland, Chuck Cala and Chad Desso

Qualifying Winners: Chad Desso, Howard Guthrie

 

 

Ryan Susice, and Erick Rudolph Take Home Modified Wins on Labor Night at the Races at The Big R

 

 

Ryan Susice and Erick Rudolph Take Home Modified Wins on Labor Night at the Races at The Big R

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (June 9, 2017) “The Ransomville Renegade” Ryan Susice and third generation driver Erick Rudolph from Ransomville, NY took home the twin features for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday night as BlueCross BlueShield of WNY presented the 9th Annual Labor Night at the Races benefiting the United Way of Greater Niagara. Niagara Hardwood Center and A-1 Land Care also sponsored the night’s racing action. Dave DiPietro II from North Tonawanda, NY won his first career feature event for the Investors Service Sportsman. “Showtime” Jaren Israel from Ransomville, NY picked up the win in the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks. Cameron Tuttle from Wilson, NY won his first Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature of the season. Chad Desso from Wilson, NY picked up his first win of the season in the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers.

The first Krown Undercoating 358 Modified feature of the night was the make-up event from May 12th and was led to the green flag by Chad Brachmann and Kenny Wills with Wills leading lap one over Brachmann with Erick Rudolph, Pete Bicknell and defending champion Ryan Susice running in the top five. Ricky Richner slowed and spun on the back straightaway and Jim Zimmerman had nowhere to go and got into Richner to bring out the red flag on lap six. Richner climbed out of his car under his own power. Wills jumped back out front on the restart over Brachmann, Bicknell, Rudolph and Jeff McGinnis racing in the top five. “The Professor” John Smith spun exiting turn two on lap nine to bring out the race's second caution. Chad Brachmann would take the lead from Wills on the restart and would take off in the lead as the battle was on for third between Erick Rudolph and Pete Bicknell with Ryan Susice running right behind them. Todd Gordon slowed on the back straightaway to bring out the caution on lap 21, erasing Brachmann’s straightaway lead over the field. Rudolph would take second away from Wills on lap 22 and Susice followed suit to take third with seven laps remaining. The caution would come out with two laps remaining as Erick Rudolph slowed coming off turn four, running second. Kenny Wills spun, in turn, two on the last lap, bringing out the caution after contact with Pete Bicknell and Gary Lindberg. Brachmann had issues under the caution and went to the pits, giving the lead to Ryan Susice. Susice drove away from Tyler Willard to pick up the win. McGinnis, Tommy Flannigan, and Kenny Wills completed the top five. 

In the nightcap, it was Jeff McGinnis and Gary Lindberg bringing the field of 358 Modifieds to the green flag with Lindberg showing the way as Erick Rudolph battled McGinnis for second. Rudolph would take the runner-up spot away on lap two and would go after Lindberg as Chad Brachmann battled McGinnis for the final spot on the podium. Rudolph and Lindberg battled for the lead with Rudolph taking command over the field on lap eight. With Rudolph showing the way, the battle was on for fourth place between Ryan Susice and Chad Brachmann Rudolph was pulling away from the field; as he went on to score the win in the BCL Racing entry for his first win at Ransomville in 2017. Gary Lindberg would finish in second followed by Jeff McGinnis, Ryan Susice, and Chad Brachmann.

Dave DiPietro II and “Insane” Eddie Cain led the field of Investors Service Sportsman to the green flag for their 25 lap feature event and it was DiPietro showing the way early on. A multi-car pileup in turn three brought out the caution on lap three involving Greg Martin, Jonathan Reid, and Kevin Wills. DiPietro would take the lead on the restart with Dave Flannigan Jr taking second away from Cain with Austin Susice and Derrick Borkenhagen racing inside the top five. Dave Conant came to a stop on the front straightaway on lap six to bring out the caution for the third time in the event. James Henry took third place away from Austin Susice on lap nine and began to chase down the top two. DiPietro was on cruise control, having over a five second lead over the field, just before Chase Matteson spun in turn three to bring out the caution with five laps remaining. DiPietro would keep the lead off the restart as Matt Farnham took third away from James Henry and then took second from Dave Flannigan. Dave DiPietro scored his first career Investors Service Sportsman feature. Matt Farnham, Dave Flannigan, James Henry and Brett Martin completed the top five. 

Brian Monahan and Chris Dziomba brought the field of KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks to the green flag with Dziomba showing the way. Jake Stefanski went four wide to take second away on lap two with Ken Camidge, Pete Stefanski and Brandon Sherwood racing inside the top five. Jake Stefanski would use the outside to take the lead on a lap four caution with Brandon Sherwood taking over second. Joey Zimmerman spun in turn four to bring out the caution on lap 10. Jake Stefanski took off on the restart as his uncle Pete took second away from Sherwood. “Showtime” Jaren Israel took second away from Pete Stefanski on lap 14 and began his chase of race leader Jake Stefanski. The lead duo battled for several laps in the late going with Stefanski keeping the lead with two laps remaining. Israel took the lead coming off turn four coming to the white flag. Israel would hold off Bleich to score the win. Jake Stefanski, Pete Stefanski, and Brandon Sherwood completed the top five.

Orville Harris and Zack George shared the front row for the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman with George taking command of the field. Cameron Tuttle took second away from Harris on lap five and quickly went after George for the lead. Tuttle went underneath George and would take the lead away on lap six. Zack George came to a stop, in turn, one to bring out the caution on lap eight. Tuttle would hold off Robbie Johnston to score his first Novice Sportsman win at Ransomville in 2017.

Chad Desso and Howard Guthrie brought the field of Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers to the green flag for their 15 lap feature with Guthrie jumping into the lead with Ashley Bleich battled Desso for second. Anthony Guthrie slowed entering turn one to bring out the races first caution on lap three. Off the restart, it was Chad Desso showing the lead. Cole Susice spun on the backstretch to bring out the caution on lap four. Desso continued to show the way with Chris Leone taking second and reeling in the leader. Desso would hold off Leone to score the win. Howard Guthrie, Ryan Plante, and Chuck Cala completed the top five. 

The 60th season of racing at the Big R will continue on Friday, June 16th as WGR 550 and Wraptile Graphics presents a full card of racing plus double features for the Street Stocks and Novice Sportsman. Gates will swing open in the pits at 5:00 pm with grandstands opening at 6:00 pm with racing action starting at 7:15 pm.

RACE RESULTS –  BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF WNY PRESENTS LABOR NIGHT AT THE RACES

 

Krown Undercoating Modifieds Feature #1 (From May 12): RYAN SUSICE, Tyler Willard, Jeff McGinnis, Tommy Flannigan, Kenny Wills, Nick Joy, Allan Wills, Pete Bicknell, Gary Lindberg, Chad Brachmann, Jesse Cotriss, Scott George, Erick Rudolph, Steve Lewis Jr, Todd Gordon, Scott Kerwin, John Smith, Rick Richner, Jim Zimmerman, Russ Zimmerman, Steve Schumacher and Randy Chrysler

Krown Undercoating Modifieds Feature #2: ERICK RUDOLPH, Gary Lindberg, Jeff McGinnis, Ryan Susice, Chad Brachmann, Tommy Flannigan, Pete Bicknell, Tyler Willard, Allan Wills, Kenny Wills, Nick Joy, Jesse Cotriss, Steve Lewis Jr, Steve Schumacher, Jim Zimmerman, John Smith, Randy Chrysler, Todd Gordon, Scott George, Russ Zimmerman, Scott Kerwin Did Not Start: Rick Richner

Qualifying Winners: Erick Rudolph, Ryan Susice, Tommy Flannigan

Investors Service Sportsman Feature: DAVE DIPIETRO II, Matt Farnham, Dave Flannigan Jr, James Henry, Brett Martin, Brett Senek, Chris Burek, Derrick Borkenhagen, Garrison Krentz, Austin Susice, Ed Cain, Jim Harbison, Zack Sam, Justin McKay, AJ Custodi, Derek Wagner, Darrell Borkenhagen, Bryan Harris, Kevin Wills, Chase Matteson, Noah Walker, Dave Conant, Anthony Muscato, Mike Williams, Jonathan Reid, Greg Martin Did Not Start: Dustin Gorhan

Qualifying Winners: James Henry, Jim Harbison, Dave Flannigan Jr

KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: JAREN ISRAEL, Billy Bleich Jr, Jake Stefanski, Pete Stefanski, Brandon Sherwood, Chris Dziomba, Brian Monahan, Pat Dell, Mike Kramarz, Pat O’Keefe, Casey Jonathan, Dan Korpanty, Don Hermanson, Ryan Hoolihan, Ken Camidge, Mike Childrose, Joey Zimmerman, Austin Hauser  Did Not Start: Jordan Moden

Qualifying Winners:  Jake Stefanski, Ken Camidge

Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: CAMERON TUTTLE, Robbie Johnston, Ken Washburn, David Fingerlow, Orville Harris, Kyle Wendt, Cliff Gregg, Bubby Pawlak, Adam Harris, Zack George Did Not Start: Tom Lalomia Jr

Qualifying Winners: Robbie Johnston, Kyle Wendt

Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers: CHAD DESSO, Chris Leone, Howard Guthrie, Ryan Plante, Chuck Cala, Anthony Guthrie, Brendan O’Keefe, Ashley Harbison-Bleich, Steve Matson, Brandon Potter, Drew Westmoreland, Anthony Hermanson, Cole Susice, Ruben Coffey

Qualifying Winners: Howard Guthrie, Chuck Cala

 

 

 

Steve Collins Wins Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main at Ransomville Speedway

- Brett Senek, Matt Farnham Score Double Feature Wins for Sportsman -

RANSOMVILLE, NY (June 2, 2017) “The Flying Physician” Steve Collins from Belfast, NY won the main event for the A-Verdi Storage Containers Patriot Sprint Tour on A-Verdi Storage Containers and Johnston’s Restaurant night at the Ransomville Speedway. Ransomville, NY’s Brett Senek scored the Investors Services Sportsman feature win in the event that was rescheduled from May 12th. Defending divisional champion Matt Farnham from Tonawanda, NY was victorious in the second Investors Service Sportsman feature. Bill Bleich Jr from Port Robinson, Ontario grabbed the win for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks. Cole Susice from Ransomville, NY won the feature event for the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers. Robbie Johnston from Ransomville won the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature event.

“Lil’ Cobra” Kelly Hebing and Derek Jonathan brought the field of 21 Patriot Sprints to the green flag for their 25 lap A-Main with Hebing jumping into the lead with Steve Collins raced in second, Jonathan, Kyle Drum, and Josh Azzi raced in fifth early on. Chris Steele and Dan Bennett collided in turn four to bring out the races first caution on lap four. Hebing kept the lead off the restart as Jared Zimbardi raced his way into the lead pack as he raced in sixth place, working on Jordan Givler for fifth place. Jordan Thomas brought out the caution on lap 11, just before Steve Collins passed Hebing for the lead. On the restart, Derek Jonathan spun in turn two to bring out the caution on lap 12, just as Dane Lorenc came to a stop in turn four. Hebing and Collins took off with Kyle Drum raced in third with Givler and Zimbardi raced in the top five at the halfway mark. Joe Trenca flipped in turn three to bring out the red flag on lap 14. Pete Richardson and Derek Jonathan also spun while contact was made with Joe Trenca. Collins looked underneath Hebing to take over the lead on lap 15 Kyle Drum caught Hebing for second but Hebing held Drum off. Drum would take second away from Hebing on lap 19. Zimbardi would then go after Hebing and would pass her for third place with just four laps remaining. “The Flying Physician” Steve Collins would pull away to score his second career A-Main victory with the Patriot Sprint Tour. Kyle Drum, Jared Zimbardi, Kelly Hebing and Jordan Givler completed the top five.

The first main event for the Investors Service Sportsman took to the speedway for the rain-delayed feature from May 12th with Brett Senek and Matt Farnham on the front row and it was Farnham showing the way over Senek with Dave Flannigan Jr running in third. Austin Susice spun in turn four to bring out the races first yellow of the night, just as Mike Williams slowed on the front straightaway with issues with just two laps completed. Senek would regain the lead on the restart with Derek Wagner taking third away from Flannigan. Garrison Krentz spun in turn three to slow the field down once again on lap eight. Farnham would hound Senek for the lead for several laps but Senek was able to keep the lead. Dave Conant hit an implement tire in turn four, collapsing his front end on lap 17.  On the restart, Dave Flannigan Jr and Greg Martin hooked nerf bars on the front straightaway and spun to bring out the caution. Both were able to rejoin the field. Chris Burek went underneath Wagner to take over third with six laps remaining. Dave Flannigan Jr flipped, in turn, one with five laps remaining to bring out the red flag. Dave climbed out of his car under his own power. Senek would hold off Farnham to score the win. Burek, Wagner, and Henry would complete the top five.

The second feature of the night for the Sportsman was led to the green flag by Chris Burek and Brett Senek with Burek showing the way. Matt Farnham would take the lead away from Burek on lap two. Chris Burek spun in turn one and collected Brett Senek on lap four to bring out the caution. On the restart, Farnham took off with Greg Martin taking over second place. Martin would take the lead away from Farnham on lap eight but Farnham would regain the lead just one lap later. Dave Conant battled with Martin for second place but Martin was able to hold him off. Kevin Wills worked through the field and took second away from Greg Martin with five laps remaining. Matt Farnham pulled away from the field to score the nightcap victory.

Brandon Sherwood and Brian Monahan led the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks to the green flag for their 20 lap feature event and it was Sherwood blasting into the lead followed by Bill Bleich Jr after Brian Monahan spun in turn three. On the restart, Sherwood, Bleich and Jaren Israel battled for the lead. Israel suffered a flat right front tire on lap three to bring out the caution for the second time. On the restart, Bleich would take over the lead from Sherwood with Jake and Pete Stefanski battling for third. Israel worked his way back through the field and raced mid-pack at halfway. Austin Hauser went up in smoke on the front straightaway to bring out the caution on lap 11. The mid-race restart saw Israel take over fifth and then fourth after passing Pete Stefanski. Israel then passed Jake Stefanski to take over third on lap 13 and then went after Brandon Sherwood for second and would take the spot away with just two laps remaining. Billy Bleich Jr would hold off Jaren Israel to score the feature win.

Cole Susice and Chad Desso brought the field of Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers to the green and it was Susice showing the way early on. Ashley Harbison-Bleich slowed in turn two to bring out the caution on lap three, just as Chuck Kala lost a wheel on his racer. Susice and Desso battled for the lead off the restart as Desso would take the lead on lap four. Susice and Desso would trade for the lead for several circuits until Susice regained the lead on lap eight after Desso had issues and pulled into the pits. Susice would pull away from the rest of the field and the defending divisional champion would score the win. Chris Leone finished second followed by Anthony Guthrie, Steve Matson, and Anthony Hermanson completing the top five.  

Kyle Wendt and David Fingerlow shared the front row for the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature and it was Wendt jumping out into the lead. Robbie Johnston took the lead away from Wendt on lap three. Wendt regained the lead on lap six. Wendt had issues and broke in turn two and pulled into the pits as Robbie Johnston re-inherited the lead. Johnston would hold off David Fingerlow, to pick up the win.

The 60th season of racing at the Big R will continue on Friday, June 9th as BlueCross BlueShield of WNY presents Labor Night at the Races benefiting the United Way of Greater Niagara. A-1 Land Care Inc and Niagara Hardwood will also present the racing program.  A full card of racing will be presented plus double features for the 358 Modifieds. Gates will swing open in the pits at 5:00 pm with grandstands opening at 6:00 pm with racing action starting at 7:15 pm.

RACE RESULTS –  A-VERDI STORAGE CONTAINERS AND JOHNSTONS RESTAURANT NIGHT

Patriot Sprint Tour: STEVE COLLINS, Kyle Drum, Jared Zimbardi, Kelly Hebing, Jordan Givler, Jonathan Preston, Darryl Ruggles, Dave Just, Josh Azzi, Denny Peebles, Steven Hutchinson, Derek Juliano, Dan Bennett, Todd Hoddick, Joe Trenca, Pete Richardson, Derek Jonathan, Dane Lorenc, Jordan Thomas, Tyler Graves, Chris Steele

Qualifying Winners: Derek Jonathan, Kyle Drum, Dave Just

Dash Winner: Jonathan Preston

Investors Service Sportsman Feature #1 (From May 12):BRETT SENEK, Matt Farnham, Chris Burek, Derek Wagner, James Henry, Kevin Wills, Greg Martin, Brett Martin, Justin McKay, Jim Harbison, Garrison Krentz, Bryan Harris, Jonathan Reid, Anthony Muscato, Dustin Gorhan, Darrell Borkenhagen, Dave Flannigan Jr, Dave Conant, Austin Susice, Derrick Borkenhagen, Noah Walker, Mike Williams, Ed Cain, Chase Matteson, Dave DiPietro II

Investors Service Sportsman Feature #2: MATT FARNHAM, Kevin Wills, Greg Martin, Dave Conant, James Henry, Derek Wagner, Mike Williams, Dustin Gorhan, Jonathan Reid, Jim Harbison, Anthony Muscato, Garrison Krentz, Chase Matteson, Derrick Borkenhagen, Noah Walker, Austin Susice, Bryan Harris, AJ Custodi, Justin McKay, Chris Burek, Brett Senek, Ed Cain, Brett Martin, Dave Flannigan Jr  Did Not Start: Darrell Borkenhagen, Dave DiPietro II

Qualifying Winners: Chris Burek, Brett Senek, James Henry 

KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: BILL BLEICH JR, Jaren Israel, Brandon Sherwood, Ryan Hoolihan, Pete Stefanski, Jake Stefanski, Ken Camidge, Patrick Dell, Mike Kramarz, Patrick O’Keefe, Donald Hermanson, Dan Korpanty, Casey Jonathan, Chris Dziomba, Austin Hauser, Jordan Moden, Joey Zimmerman

Qualifying Winners: Brian Monahan, Brandon Sherwood

Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman: ROBBIE JOHNSTON, David Fingerlow, Cliff Gregg, Tom Lalomia Jr, Bubby Pawlak, Cameron Tuttle, Kyle Wendt, Adam Harris, Zachary George Did Not Start: Orville Harris

Qualifying Winners: Kyle Wendt, David Fingerlow 

Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers: COLE SUSICE, Chris Leone, Anthony Guthrie, Steve Matson, Anthony Hermanson, Chuck Cala, Brendan O’Keefe, Matt Hornquist, Ruben Coffey, Howard Guthrie, Chad Desso, Brandon Potter, Ashley Harbison-Bleich, Zachary Adams

Qualifying Winner: Cole Susice, Chad Desso

 

 

Anthony Guthrie Uses Last Lap Crash to Score 4 Banger Win at Ransomville

- Rain Takes Rest of Program -

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (May 12, 2017) Niagara Falls, NY pilot Anthony Guthrie was at the right place at the right time as he held off Ashley Harbison to pick up the feature win for the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers on Opening Night presented by VP Racing Fuels and Fantasy Island at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday night. A pair of showers slowed the program down with the second burst of rain forced Ransomville management to call off the rest of the program.

With over half the show completed before the rains came, the show was called complete. Double features will be held for the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks and Novice Sportsman in the coming weeks. A complete schedule update will be posted in the coming days on the track’s social media pages as well as the track website, ransomvillespeedway.com

Howard Guthrie and Ashley Harbison set the pace for the first feature of the season for the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers with Guthrie jumping into the lead. Chad Desso took second away from Harbison on lap four as Guthrie opened up his lead to a full straightaway by the halfway mark. Brandon Potter brought out the races first caution on lap nine, erasing Howard Guthrie’s lead. Guthrie would lead the field off the restart with Desso in second and Desso caught Guthrie with two laps remaining as he looked to the outside and would drag race to the white flag. The leaders hit the turn two wall on the final lap, giving the lead to Anthony Guthrie. Anthony Guthrie would score the win over Ashley Harbison, Brendan O’Keefe, Matt Hornquist and Steve Matson.

Time Trials were on the card for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds and the Investors Service Sportsman with Chad Brachmann (17.266sec) and Brett Senek (18.432sec) won a barrel of VP Racing Fuel. A total of 95 cars signed in pitside for Opening Night. When the Modifieds will take to the track for their feature it will be Brachmann and Kenny Wills on the front row while Senek will share the front row with defending Sportsman track champion Matt Farnham for their feature event.

Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds heat races were won by Pete Bicknell, Erick Rudolph and Allan Wills. Qualifying heats for the Sportsman were won by Derek Wagner, Dave Flannigan Jr and Cody McPherson. Garrison Krentz won the last chance qualifier. Anthony Muscato flipped in turn one during qualifying. He was alert and talking to the track medical staff and climbed out of his car under his own power. Bill Bleich Jr and “Showtime” Jaren Israel won the heat races for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks. Howard Guthrie won the qualifying heat for the Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers.  Cameron Tuttle won the qualifying heat for the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman.

The 60th season of racing at the Big R will continue on Friday May 19th as Johnston’s Restaurant presents a full card plus the Street Stock Mechanics race. Gates will swing open in the pits at 5:00pm with grandstands opening at 6:00pm with racing action starting at 7:15pm.

RACE RESULTS – VP FUELS AND FANTASY ISLAND PRESENTS 60th SEASON OPENER

Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers: ANTHONY GUTHRIE, Ashley Harbison, Brendan O’Keefe, Matt Hornquist, Steve Matson, Chris Leone, Chuck Cala, Howard Guthrie, Chad Desso, Cole Susice, Drew Westmoreland, Ruben Coffey, Brandon Potter

Qualifying Winner: Howard Guthrie

 

 

Wet Weather Postpones Ransomville Speedway’s 60th Season Opener

RANSOMVILLE, NY (May 5 2017) The historic Ransomville Speedway has  postponed Opening Night presented by VP Race Fuels  as well as the Go-Kart program’s driving school and practice session scheduled for Saturday May 6th due to persistent rain showers throughout the week and throughout the day on Friday.

“We want to race as much as anyone but due to heavy rains that has not been possible” says Ransomville Speedway General Manager Jenn Martin. “We would like to thank everyone for their patience while we wait for Mother Nature. Fingers crossed we can get practice in on Wednesday May 10th at 7:15pm and the VP Race Fuels Opener on Friday May 12th” Martin says. The wet weather has left the facility very saturated, especially in the pit area and the parking lot and management felt that the additional precipitation will make it difficult for racers and fans to enter and exit the property without any hassle.

The Ransomville Speedway Go-Kart driving school and practice session will now take place on Monday May 15th, with the season opener on the “Little R” scheduled for Thursday May 18th.  “Monday May 15th will have a driving school for new racers as well as those that need a refresher for those competing in the Junior 1 and 2 divisions” Martin said. “We felt it was important to still hold the training class for new, young racers as well as those needing a resfresher. We also want to give everyone a chance to have a practice and be sure all their off-season work has been successful” Martin says.

The Ransomville Speedway would like to remind everyone about the pit policy for children. The pits are open to anyone ages 12 and older. For kids ages 12-17, we need a copy of the child’s birth certificate to be put on file for the season plus the child’s parent to sign the consent form. “We ask for the parents to not assume that we have a copy of the birth certificate so that is why we are asking for a copy of the birth certificate so it can be on record and we thank everyone for their support in this matter” comments General Manager Jenn Martin.

Friday May 12th will be the 60th Season Opener presented by VP Racing Small Engine Fuels featuring a full card of racing of Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers and the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman. Gates will swing open in the pits at 5:00pm with grandstands opening at 6:00pm with the first green flag of the season being waved at 7:15pm.

 

 

Richard Conte, Kyle Richner, Tyler Haniszewski Score Wins at Hangover 150 at Ransomville


 

RANSOMVILLE, NY… (February 4, 2017) Richard Conte (4 Cylinders), Kyle Richner (6 Cylinders), and Tyler Haniszewski (8 cylinders) all scored victories as part of the 17th Hangover 150 on a beautiful, sunny, and chilly Saturday afternoon at the Ransomville Speedway presented by Phillips Garage, Relco Trucking, Sevenson’s, Hytech and FindItQuick.com The grandstands were packed to capacity and the pits were filled with over 160 entries taking part in the Hangover event. Winners of each race received $500 with $200 going to second place and third place received $100

Mike Kramarz showed the way early on in the 4 cylinder feature that saw 77 participants take the initial green flag. Brett Senek would take second and would take over the lead on lap six as he spun in turn four. Kramarz would take th lead back from Senek exiting turn four. The first red flag came out on lap seven as Tom Aughtman was involved in a multi-car pileup and blocked the track.  On the restart, Kramarz would take off. Frank Nellist would take over the lead on lap 12. Ken Camidge running in second and would pass Nellist for the lead going into turn three on lap 14 and would complete the pass at the line on lap 15 with Nellist in second and Brad Shepard running in third. Shepard would pass Nellist for second on lap 20 and would begin to go after race leader Camidge. Brad Shepard would pass Camidge in turn three on lap 21 to take over the race lead.  Richard Conte passed race leader Shepard on lap 32 to take over the lead. Shepard would take the lead back from Conte on lap 36 and started to pull away from the field. Conte would catch and passed Shepard for the lead as the white flag fell. Conte would pick up the win over Shepard and Ryan Allen.  

56 entries pre-registered with 45 taking the green flag for their 50 lap event with Sean Dzieranowski showing the way early on. Josh Hanson, a 2016 multiple-division go-kart champion at the Little R, ran in second. Austin Susice would take the lead away on lap five after slipping back into third place early on. Brett Senek, a regular Sportsman competitor spun in turn four on lap nine while running in third. Susice, John Zimmerman ran in second on lap 15 as the first red flag of the day came out for a fire underneath the Billy Bleich Jr entry. Going back to green, Austin Susice came to a stop on lap 19 in turn two, handing the lead to Jeremy Long. Dzieranowski challenged Long for the lead on lap 21 as Kyle Richner took second and then passed Long to take the lead on lap 22. Brett Senek was able to un-lap himself and move into third place on lap 30 and started to come back through the field again. Senek would pass Dzieranowski for second on lap 37 and would start to chase down race leader Kyle Richner. Senek would catch Richner with three laps to go. Senek got into a lap car with two laps to go Richner would go in for the win with Senek and Sean Dzieranowski coming in third.

Tim Phillips jumped out into the early lead in the 30 lap feature for the 8 cylinders with Derrick Borkenhagen and Neil Martens running in third. Austin Hauser would take second away from Borkenhagen as they went three wide in lap traffic on the main straightaway on lap six. Derrick Borkenhagen took the lead away from Phillips on lap nine. Borkenhagen, Phillips and past race winner Tyler Haniszewski moved into third on lap 10 Haniszewski would look underneath Phillips for second on lap 13 but Phillips would keep the position. While working lap traffic, Tim Phillips would take the lead back but the lead was short lived as Haniszewski would pass Phillips for the lead after making contact with the leader on lap 14. Phillips would catch Haniszewski with four laps remaining and would take the pass for the lead coming off turn four with three laps to go. Tyler Haniszewski would regain the lead after Phillips had issues. Haniszewski would get the win over Neil Martens and Ryan Susice.

The Hangover 150 officially started the second season of ownership under the Atwal Family and first event for Track General Manager Jenn Martin. It was announced that the annual Ransomville Speedway Car Show will take place the weekend of March 24-26 at the Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA. Look for an upcoming release regarding the car show!

 

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