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Interesting press conference describing procedures and actions taken on Ryan Newman's Daytona crash: 
NASCAR officials shared the first detailed look into the timeline of the safety and medical response to Ryan Newman's crash in the Daytona 500.

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4TH ANNUAL SID JEFFERY MEMORIAL SET FOR JULY 24



RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. (February 20, 2020) - Ransomville Speedway and the Jeffery family are proud to announce the 4th annual Sid Jeffery Memorial for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds and the Investor’s Service Sportsman will take place on Friday, July 24 presented by Jeffery Machine.



This year’s event is extra special because it will pay tribute to both Sid and his wife Carol, who passed away last year. The Modified feature will pay $2,000-to-win and it will be 55 laps in honor of Sid and Carol’s 55th wedding anniversary, which would have been that day. The Sportsman feature will pay $1,000-to-win.



“This year’s race will be difficult because it will be the first one without mom,” said Mike Jeffery, “She (Carol) was very much the leader behind the Sid Jeffery Memorial. She was the driving force behind my brothers, Shawn and Kyle, and myself. She backed all of our racing careers.”



Sid Jeffery was well known in the Ransomville racing community as he helped out a number of racers, including Jim Borget, Mike Jeffery and Greg Martin. The father-son combination of Sid and Mike Jeffery won throughout the area in the 1980s and 1990s at tracks, such as, Ransomville, Humberstone, Merrittville, Genesee, Tri-County and Perry and won the DIRT Rookie of the Year title in 1988. Scott Jeffery, who serves as crew chief for Larry Wight and Billy Decker on the Super DIRTCar Series, got his start by turning wrenches on the Mike Jeffery racers. Sid Jeffery came back in 2010 to help Greg Martin with his Sportsman career. The duo won the 2014 Ransomville Sportsman track championship as well as the RUSH Touring Series Sportsman Championships in 2014 and 2015.



The inaugural running of the Sid Jeffery Memorial took place in 2017 for the Sportsman division with Matt Farnham picking up the win. The 358 Modifieds took part in the second edition as Ryan Susice came out on top of a talented field. Last season both the Modifieds and Sportsman were included as Erick Rudolph won the Modified portion, and Scott Kerwin came out of “retirement” to win the Sportsman race.



In addition to the significance of the race falling on what would have been Sid and Carol’s 55th wedding anniversary, the fact that this is the fourth edition is meaningful because of Sid’s work with Greg Martin’s #4 team. “My father was pretty instrumental to that team, and brought them a lot of success,” said Jeffery, “Mom was pretty influential helping behind the scenes as well. They were an integral part of Greg’s race team.”



The Crate Late Models will be on hand for the Sid Jeffery Memorial as well. They returned to Ransomville last June for their first appearance since 2016. Jeremy Wondering won the feature after a thrilling battle with Paul Grigsby. A total of 20 cars from across New York and Ontario took part in the event. The Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks and Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman will also be in action. The Modifieds will run timed hot laps to set their heat race lineups.



About Ransomville Speedway: Opened in 1958, Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Road in the hamlet of Ransomville, just 20 minutes from Niagara Falls and Lockport. “The Big R” is a 3/8-mile DIRTcar sanctioned facility that is the home of the Summer Nationals. Ransomville also features a 1/16-mile Go-Kart track for action on the “Little R” on Thursday nights. For more information, please visit our updated website at www.ransomvillespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @Ransomville and like us on Facebook. You can also contact the speedway by phone by calling (716) 791-3602 or (716) 791-3611.     
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Dave Buchanan
P.R. Director
Ransomville Speedway
Track Office (716) 791-3602
Cell (716) 207-1165

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2020 RACE OF CHAMPIONS MODIFIED SERIES SCHEDULE RELEASED

- Current “To Date” Schedule Released for 2020 Modified Series – 9 Dates on Tap for Series -

Elma, New York (February 18, 2020) – Race of Champions management has released the first nine (9) dates for the Race of Champions Modified Series 2020 season.

The schedule gives fans an opportunity to visit to premier racing facilities throughout the Northeast. These dates and locations will bring together traditional events with some exciting additions to the promotional calendar, giving everyone a variety of exciting events throughout the 2020 season to showcase the Race of Champions brand of racing.

The Series will return to Spencer Speedway in Williamson, New York for three events during the campaign including the 2nd Annual Maynard Troyer Classic on Friday, September 4, 2020. The event will once again see the Modifieds compete in a 60-lap dash paying $6,000-toi-win. Mike Leaty of Williamson, N.Y., the inaugural classic calling it “the biggest of win of his career” in 2019.

Thunder-in-the-Hills will return once again on Saturday, July 18 in an event at Holland (N.Y.) International Speedway. The event is being promoted Ron Bennett, owner of the facility and his manager, Gordon Becker. It is a date and a return of stock car racing to the facility after a one-year absence from all traditional stock car racing events at the Western New York facility.

The Series premier event, the 70th Annual Race of Champions 250, will once again take place in North East, Pa., at the beautiful Lake Erie Speedway where fans in attendance witnessed an exciting event in 2019, when Matt Hirschman of Northampton, Pa., recorded his record setting 7th win in the prestigious event. Lake Erie will also host another event on Saturday, June 27 as a kickoff to the July 4th holiday weekend.(For more information visit www.lakeeriespeedway.com)

The Series will appear on twice at Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome, including the opener on Saturday, May 16 with the Four Cylinder Dash Series as well as the Four Cylinder Dash Series. On Saturday, August 15th the Series will return to Chemung with the Race of Champions Super Stock Series and the T.Q. Midget Series in conjunction with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in competition at Watkins Glen.

The Series will visit Mahoning Valley Speedway in Lehighton, Pa., for the final event of the season on Saturday, October 3 as part of the season ending program at the ¼-mile speedplant. The Series has always featured exciting racing at Mahoning and this trip will also crown the Series champion adding additional excitement to the program. (For more information visit www.mahoning-valleyspeedway.com)

The Race of Champions Late Models and Super Stock schedules are beginning to take shape as well and will be released in the near future while Race of Champions management continues to negotiate dates for all of its seven divisions of racing.

The Race of Champions is a sanctioning body presenting Modified and Stock Car racing on asphalt and dirt surfaces throughout the Northeast, with events in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey with primary marketing partners Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels,  Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, DirtTrackDigest.com; MyRacePass and Speed51.com. The 70th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2020 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

 

For more information, contact;

Race of Champions Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

Follow us on Twitter; Instagram and Facebook; @RoCModSeries

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Press Releases and Results / From the Lancaster at NYIRP website:
« on: February 13, 2020, 08:39:51 AM »

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Media Contact:

Dave Buchanan

Public Relations Manager

(716) 207-1165

dbuchananmedia@gmail.com




MORE RANSOMVILLE SPONSORS IN THE FOLD FOR NEXT SEASON



RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. (February 11, 2020) - The countdown to the 2020 racing season at Ransomville Speedway is now under three months to go, and the anticipation ramps up by the week. Speedway officials are proud to welcome another group of marketing partners back into the fold for the upcoming year.



The JetPort Lounge, Modern Corporation, Sunset Bar & Grill and Sevenson Environmental Services will all be featured as race night sponsors during the season. All of these local businesses will enjoy an evening at the races, including a pre-race picnic and enjoying the action from the VIP suites, all while their organization's message reaches race fans across the region.



JetPort Lounge night at the races will be June 26 for the $2,000-to-win “Super Fan” Joseph Scholtisek Special for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds. The JetPort Lounge is operated by the Richner family, which have been involved in racing at the “Big R” for decades. The family’s current racing operation spans multiple generations with Ricky Richner competing in the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds with his son, Kyle, learning the ropes in the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman.



If you’re hungry for breakfast, lunch, dinner or late-night snack in Niagara Falls or Wheatfield then the JetPort Lounge is the place to go. Located at 7100 Porter Road in the Falls, the JetPort Lounge serves up delicious home-cooked food. They are open late on Friday nights to make it great stop after the races for a bite or to do some bench racing over some beverages. The JetPort Lounge can be reached by phone at (716) 297-9778 and on Facebook by searching Jetport Restaurant.



The Modern Corporation will help present the fourth annual John Susice Memorial Street Stock race plus a full card of racing and kids race car rides.. The 2020 edition of the John Susice Memorial will be the second round of the Can-Am Thunder Stock Challenge Series. Modern will also be represented at the “Big R” on trackside signage.



In 1964, Steve Washuta incorporated Modern Disposal Services as a way to expand his seasonal paving company. Mr. Washuta’s dedication and strong work ethic helped his new business develop from a humble two-truck operation in Western New York into the 20th largest waste removal company in the United States. Today, Modern is still a privately owned waste removal company. They employ over 500 hundred people in Western New York, as well as Southern Ontario, Canada. Modern is committed to the most innovative and responsible methods of materials management and recycling. For more information, log online to www.moderncorporation.com.



The Sunset Bar & Grill and Sevenson Environmental Services will be on hand for the third annual Sean Letts Memorial race for the Investor’s Service Sportsman on August 21. The Sean Letts Memorial pays tribute to former Ransomville Sportsman and Street Stock competitor Sean Letts who tragically passed away 2018. The Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks and Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman will also be in action on that night.



Set along the picturesque shores of Lake Ontario in the Wilson Harbor, the Sunset Bar and Grill is the perfect setting for a night out during the spring and summer months. Specializing in seafood and American cuisine, Sunset Bar and Grill can also host your next private party, corporate event, rehearsal dinner, weddings and more. Throughout the summer, Sunset Bar and Grill is also known for their outdoor patio and live music. You can find them on Facebook and Instagram and by phone at (716) 751-6868.



Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc., provides a comprehensive range of remediation services for the cleanup of sites and facilities contaminated by hazardous materials. Sevenson was founded in 1977 as a general contractor, and entered the environmental cleanup business in 1979 after being selected as the principal contractor for remediation work at the Love Canal Superfund site in Niagara Falls, New York.



The final details are added to the 2020 Ransomville Speedway schedule, which is going to print in a few days. Any businesses interested in becoming a sponsor and having their name attached to the schedule can contact Jenn Martin at the speedway office at (716) 791-3602.



About Ransomville Speedway: Opened in 1958, Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Road in the hamlet of Ransomville, just 20 minutes from Niagara Falls and Lockport. “The Big R” is a 3/8-mile DIRTcar sanctioned facility that is the home of the Summer Nationals. Ransomville also features a 1/16-mile Go-Kart track for action on the “Little R” on Thursday nights. For more information, please visit our updated website at www.ransomvillespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @Ransomville and like us on Facebook. You can also contact the speedway by phone by calling (716) 791-3602 or (716) 791-3611.     

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Racing Discussion / just a friendly reminder...
« on: February 11, 2020, 05:34:40 AM »

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FOUR MORE SPONSORS GET ON BOARD WITH THE “BIG R” FOR 2020 SEASON



RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. (February 6, 2020) - Winter is trying to put its icy grip on Niagara County once again, but that is not stopping Ransomville Speedway from signing event sponsors for the upcoming season. The Barker Lions Club, Regional Haulage and East Coast Speed will once again be featured as race night marketing partners and enjoy a special evening in the Ransomville VIP suites. Niagara Automotive has come on board as a signage sponsor and Ransomville Lap program advertiser as well.



The Barker Lions Club has been a fixture on the Ransomville schedule for several seasons. They will hold their annual night at the races on August 7 featuring the Ransomville/Freedom Mini Stock Series and a full card of racing. Serving the community since 1947, the Barker Lions Club members are dedicated to improving our community. They mix public service with fun! Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at the Barker Lions Community Building. For more information about becoming a member, find them on Facebook or by phone at (716) 778-7001



Regional Haulage and East Coast Speed will help present the first visit to Ransomville by the Northeast Late Model Alliance on August 28.



Owned and operated by the Rizzardo family, Regional Haulage has been a supporter of the Ransomville Speedway for several generations. Regional Haulage, located in Jordan Station, Ontario, is a licensed and bonded freight shipping and trucking company. Regional Haulage can be contacted by phone at (905) 562-3001.



East Coast Speed is an online retailer of race car parts and accessories at eastcoastspeed.com. Last season was their first as a marketing partner with Ransomville, and they enjoyed their company’s night at the “Big R” immensely. Their facility houses a shop for chassis fabrication and manufacturing of racing wheels as well. East Coast Speed’s staff provides excellent customer service with over three decades of motorsports experience. Shop their website or give East Coast a call at (585) 343-8658.



Niagara Automotive is right down the road from the “Big R” at 3712 Ransomville Rd. right in the heart of downtown Ransomville. They will be featured on a billboard inside the facility as well as on an advertisement inside the Ransomville Laps weekly program. Niagara Automotive is operated by the Parise family. They are an auto repair facility that services and inspects vehicles. You can contact them at (716) 791-8013.



Additional marketing opportunities for the 2020 racing season at Ransomville Speedway are still available. New sponsors are urged to connect with general manager Jenn Martin at (716) 791-3602 on how they can reach the fans that attend the speedway every week. Businesses have until February 15 to ensure their name will be featured on the print version of the Ransomville Speedway schedule, which will be distributed to race fans across the region.



About Ransomville Speedway: Opened in 1958, Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Road in the hamlet of Ransomville, just 20 minutes from Niagara Falls and Lockport. “The Big R” is a 3/8-mile DIRTcar sanctioned facility that is the home of the Summer Nationals. Ransomville also features a 1/16-mile Go-Kart track for action on the “Little R” on Thursday nights. For more information, please visit our updated website at www.ransomvillespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @Ransomville and like us on Facebook. You can also contact the speedway by phone by calling (716) 791-3602 or (716) 791-3611.   

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FANTASY ISLAND, HY-TECH CONCRETE & SCOTT JOY TRUCKING RENEW WITH RANSOMVILLE FOR 2020



RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. (February 3, 2020) - Ransomville Speedway is proud to welcome back a trio of sponsors for the 2020 racing season. Fantasy Island, Hy-Tech Concrete and Scott Joy Trucking have all re-signedas marketing partners for the upcoming season at the “Big R”.



Fantasy Island will continue to be a major supporter of Ransomville’s Kids Club program in 2020. Kids Club members will once again have a chance to win passes to Fantasy Island throughout the season through weekly prize giveaways. They will also be featured on a billboard inside the facility as well as advertising inside the pages of the Ransomville Laps program.



In addition to that, Fantasy Island is the presenting sponsor of the May 8 racing program. Race fans attending the second Friday night show of the season will have the chance to win one of 30 Fantasy Island passes that will be given away that night.



For families in western New York, Fantasy Island is the destination for “Fun Done Right.” With over 40 rides and attractions, Fantasy Island offers the right mix of fun. Rides range from the high-flying Mind Warp and The Silver Comet coaster to high-energy water slides like the Dragster Drench. Younger fun seekers get their thrills on rides like Max’s Doggy Dog Coaster, the classic carousel and bumper cars. Plus, every day at Fantasy Island is punctuated by a live Wild West shootout. Not surprisingly, Fantasy Island is a popular venue for birthday parties, reunions and group outings. There’s fun for everyone, all at family-friendly prices. Fun done right!



Hy-Tech Concrete will be featured as a race night sponsor on two different occasions this season. They will help present the Independence Day eve program on July 3, that includes a holiday fireworks extravaganza, and the regular season finale program on Friday of Labor Day weekend (September 4). Hy-Tech’s employees will be cheering on company owner Bubby Pawlak, who will be moving up to the Investor’s Service Sportsman division for 2020, during both of their company’s nights this season.



Located in Newfane, N.Y., Hy-Tech Concrete has been in business since 1979 providing quality and professional services for all of your concrete needs. Their lists of services are endless as they specialize in all aspects of concrete projects from commercial, to residential and agricultural. Hy-Tech Concrete is located at 6136 First Street in Newfane and can be reached by phone at (716) 778-5499 or online at www.hytechconcrete.com.



One of the companies joining Hy-Tech as a race night sponsor on July 3 will be Scott Joy Trucking of Lyndonville, N.Y. Opening in 1989, Scott Joy Trucking is a freight shipping and trucking company located at 1661 Blood Road in Lyndonville. Scott’s son, Nick Joy, will return to competition in the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds this season after his fiance gave birth to twin boys last August. Joy has one career 358 Modified feature win at Ransomville coming back in August 2016.



About Ransomville Speedway: Opened in 1958, Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Road in the hamlet of Ransomville, just 20 minutes from Niagara Falls and Lockport. “The Big R” is a 3/8-mile DIRTcar sanctioned facility that is the home of the Summer Nationals. Ransomville also features a 1/16-mile Go-Kart track for action on the “Little R” on Thursday nights. For more information, please visit our updated website at www.ransomvillespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @Ransomville and like us on Facebook. You can also contact the speedway by phone by calling (716) 791-3602 or (716) 791-3611.

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Dave Buchanan

Mon, Jan 27, 9:05 PM

Media Contact:

Dave Buchanan

Public Relations Manager

(716) 207-1165

dbuchananmedia@gmail.com



RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY BEGINS ROAD TO 2020 SEASON WITH DRIVER REGISTRATION


RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. (January 27, 2020) - The first official event of 2020 for Ransomville Speedway was held this past Sunday as track officials hosted the annual preseason driver registration and divisional meetings at the Ransomville Fire Hall. The meetings were positive all around with both competitors and officials excited for the start of the new season, which is less than three months away.


“We were thrilled with the turnout for drivers registration,” said Jenn Martin, general manager, “the meetings were constructive, and have us excited for opening day.”


Drivers from the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks and Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks are looking forward to competing weekly at the “Big R” as well as participating in their respective series in cooperation with other area facilities. The Mini Stocks will challenge drivers from Freedom Motorsports Park in four-race series for 2020. The Street Stock division will continue to operate under the same rules package as last year, they will also do battle with drivers from Humberstone and Ohsweken Speedways in Ontario for the second annual Can-Am Thunder Stock Challenge. Five drivers registered for the Mini Stocks while seven Street Stocks filed their entries for the upcoming campaign.


Open wheeled competitors from the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman, Investor’s Service Sportsman and Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds were equally enthusiastic.


There will be some new faces each of the open wheeled divisions. Former Mini Stock driver Brandon Close and go-kart graduate Dylan Duhow were among the six drivers to register for the Novice Sportsman. Bubby Pawlak and Mike Martin will be making the move from Novice to the regular Sportsman ranks in 2020. They joined eight other Sportsman drivers in registering. A total of 13 Modified drivers were on hand for driver registration. We know of at least one new face in the Modifieds for the upcoming season as Robbie Johnston will graduate from the Sportsman.


Any drivers or crew members that still need to purchase memberships, DIRTcar licenses or season passes can do so by contacting the Ransomville Speedway office at (716) 791-3602.


A handful of drivers took home some prizes for filing their registration for the upcoming season. Jordan Moden, Bubby Pawlak and Ryan Susice each won a new Hoosier Racing Tire. Street Stock drivers Chris Dziomba and Anthony Guthrie won $50 gas cards while Mini Stock drivers Cole Susice and Matt Hornquist won $25 gas cards.


Next up on the road to the 2020 Ransomville Speedway season is the annual mall car show at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara during the weekend of March 27-29. Entries for the 2020 Miss Ransomville contest are still being accepted by email at raceransomville@gmail.com or by messaging the Ransomville Speedway Facebook page.


About Ransomville Speedway: Opened in 1958, Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Road in the hamlet of Ransomville, just 20 minutes from Niagara Falls and Lockport. “The Big R” is a 3/8-mile DIRTcar sanctioned facility that is the home of the Summer Nationals. Ransomville also features a 1/16-mile Go-Kart track for action on the “Little R” on Thursday nights. For more information, please visit our updated website at www.ransomvillespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @Ransomville and like us on Facebook. You can also contact the speedway by phone by calling (716) 791-3602 or (716) 791-3611. 

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JOHNSTON MOVING UP TO RANSOMVILLE'S 358 MODIFIED DIVISION

RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. (January 22, 2020) - The Krown Undercoating 358 Modified division at Ransomville Speedway will have a fresh new face in the lineup for the 2020 season. 18-year-old Robbie Johnston of Lockport, N.Y. will be moving up from the Investor’s Service Sportsman to compete weekly in Ransomville’s headline class.


Johnston, who drives the Innovative Auto Repair #33J, is coming off his best season in the Sportsman. He finished sixth in points at Ransomville with six top five finishes and nine top tens in 15 starts. Johnston also competed weekly at Merrittville Speedway in their Sportsman division, where he posted three top fives and six top tens.


“We have run pretty decent in the Sportsman during the last two seasons. I have been told that I'm prepared enough, and run well enough to race a Modified,” said Johnston.


Just like a number of other Ransomville drivers, Johnston started his career in go-karts before moving into full-sized race cars. He made his debut in the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman in 2016 at the age of 14. It wasn’t long before he found victory lane on multiple occasions in the Novice class. Johnston made the switch to full-time Sportsman racing in 2018.


“I’m really looking forward to gaining a ton of experience competing in the Modifieds,” said Johnston, “I can’t wait to compete against the “big dogs” of the division.”


Johnston graduated from Wilson High School last year. He currently works in retail along with his helping his father, Rob, at their Innovative Auto Repair shop. He is also sponsored by Buffalo Spine Surgery, Transit Road Car Wash and Nicholas & Hepp Machine Shop.


Ransomville Speedway hosts its drivers registration and division meetings this Sunday at the Ransomville Fire Hall. Full-fendered division meetings begin at 11 a.m. followed by open-wheeled divisions at 12:30 p.m. Drivers will be able to purchase season passes and DIRTcar memberships for the 2020 season.


The annual mall car show at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara takes place the weekend of March 27-29. Entries for the 2020 Miss Ransomville contest are still being accepted by email at raceransomville@gmail.com or by messaging the Ransomville Speedway Facebook page.


About Ransomville Speedway: Opened in 1958, Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Road in the hamlet of Ransomville, just 20 minutes from Niagara Falls and Lockport. “The Big R” is a 3/8-mile DIRTcar sanctioned facility that is the home of the Summer Nationals. Ransomville also features a 1/16-mile Go-Kart track for action on the “Little R” on Thursday nights. For more information, please visit our updated website at www.ransomvillespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @Ransomville and like us on Facebook. You can also contact the speedway by phone by calling (716) 791-3602 or (716) 791-3611.

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OHSWEKEN JOINS RANSOMVILLE & HUMBERSTONE FOR 2020 CAN-AM THUNDER STOCK CHALLENGE



RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. (January 19, 2020) - Following a successful first season the Can-Am Thunder Stock Challenge will expand to five races in 2020.


Last season the series pitted drivers from Ransomville Speedway’s Street Stock division against Thunder Stock drivers from the New Humberstone Speedway in a four race series. A total of 40 different drivers took part in at least one series race. Dave Bailey of Hagersville, Ontario captured the first ever Can-Am Thunder Stock Challenge championship by winning three out of the four events.


For 2020, both Ransomville and Humberstone will hold two events each with a fifth race being added at the Ohsweken Speedway, located on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario. Ohsweken has a thriving Thunder Stock division as part of their weekly Friday night racing program. Reigning Can-Am Challenge champ Dave Bailey is also a five-time Ohsweken track champion.


“We were very satisfied with the level of participation we saw during the first year of the Can-Am Challenge,” said Jenn Martin, Ransomville Speedway general manager. “Now with Ohsweken coming board, we are confident this will help to grow the series.”


The Can-Am Thunder Stock Challenge will kick off on Sunday, June 7 at Humberstone. The series then heads to Ransomville on July 17 for the John Susice Memorial. Ohsweken will host their race on July 24. The final two races of the series will take place over a span of five days starting September 13 at Humberstone followed by the King of the Hill 75 at Ransomville on September 18.


All series races will pay $500 to win and $50 to start except the King of the Hill, which will pay $1,000 to the winner as well as have lap money up for grabs. The top five in series points at season’s end will share in a $1,500 points fund that includes $500 to the overall champion.


Officials from all three facilities are pooling their resources to search for a series sponsor. The potential title sponsor would receive multiple mentions at all three tracks throughout the season, and reach a wide base of race fans on both sides of the border. Any interested parties can contact Jenn Martin at the Ransomville Speedway office at (716) 791-3602.


About Ransomville Speedway: Opened in 1958, Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Road in the hamlet of Ransomville, just 20 minutes from Niagara Falls and Lockport. “The Big R” is a 3/8-mile DIRTcar sanctioned facility that is the home of the Summer Nationals. Ransomville also features a 1/16-mile Go-Kart track for action on the “Little R” on Thursday nights. For more information, please visit our updated website at www.ransomvillespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @Ransomville and like us on Facebook. You can also contact the speedway by phone by calling (716) 791-3602 or (716) 791-3611.

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CHAMPIONS AND INDIVIDUALS HONORED AT RACE OF CHAMPIONS 2019 SEASON-ENDING CELEBRATION

-Season Ending Celebration Awards Championships to Patrick Emerling, Chuck Hossfeld, Brad Rouse, Terry Weldy, Joe Mancuso, Tom Barron and Jacob Gustafson  at Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center-


Mount Morris, NY – (January 18, 2020) – The Race of Champions Series family of participants, officials and fans gathered at  the Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center in Mount Morris (NY) for an evening of awards, accolades and celebration to conclude the 2019 championship season, where over 50 different point fund and special awards were presented.

Honored as series champions were Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, NY (Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series); Tom Barron of Ontario, NY (Race of Champions Super Stock); Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, NY (Race of Champions Sportsman Modified); Terry Weldy of Clarence, NY (Race of Champions Late Models); Brad Rouse of St. Catharines, Ont., CAN (Race of Champions 602 Dirt Sportsman Modified); Andy Jankowiak of Tonawanda, NY (Race of Champions TQ Midget Series) and Jacob Gustafson of Webster, NY (Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series). Andy Cocilova (Spencer Speedway Wilbert’s U-Pull It Super Six Series); Allison Montgomery (Spencer Speedway Wilbert’s U-Pull It Four Cylinder Series); Rich Sharpe (Lancaster Street Stock) and David Brunka (Lancaster Four Cylinder) were recognized for their efforts.

“Our team had a great season,” stated Emerling, accepting his fourth Race of Champions Modified Series championship. “I have a great team. Jan (Leaty) provides awesome leadership and everyone just comes together and performs. This is a great Series. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished and we are going to enjoy it.”

Several others received special recognition, in addition to recognizing the accomplishments of all, for an entire season of passion and dedication.

Kevin Miller of Rochester, NY, and Austin Beers of Northampton, Pa, were honored for their performances and officially named the Speedway Illustrated Race of Champions Rookies-of-the-Year in the Modified division. Travis Montgomery of Ontario, NY, earned rookie honors in the Super Stock division

                Point fund contributions come from Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, the US Army, Colton RV, Presque Isle Downs and Casino, Wilbert’s U-Pull It and TDH Refrigeration.

                Speed51.com representatives Duane and Evan Canfield of Binghamton, NY presented the Most Popular Driver Awards. Andy Jankowiak (Modifieds); Mancuso (Super Stocks); Sam Fullone of North Collins, NY (Late Models); Dave Koslowski of Williamsville, NY (Asphalt Sportsman); James Michael Friesen (Dirt 602 Sportsman); Bobby Holmes (TQ Midget Series) and Allison Montgomery of Ontario, NY (Four Cylinder Dash Series) were all named most popular in their respective division.

                For anyone receiving a point fund award, if you opted not to attend the awards banquet, your point fund award will be presented at the first scheduled event for your division in 2020.

                Western New York racing announcer Rick Mooney of Rochester, NY, performed as the Master of Ceremonies.

 

The Race of Champions is a sanctioning body presenting Modified and Stock Car racing on asphalt and dirt surfaces throughout the Northeast, with events in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey with primary marketing partners Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, US Army, Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, Jerico TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 70th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2020 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

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For Immediate Release

OVER $40,000 IN CASH AND AWARDS TO BE HANDED OUT AT “ROC-APALOOZA” 2019 SEASON-ENDING CELEBRATION

-Accomplishments to be recognized and honored at Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center-

 

Mount Morris, NY – (January 16, 2020) – The Race of Champions Series family of participants, officials and fans will gather at the Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center in Mount Morris (NY) for a spectacular evening of awards and accolades.  The conclusion of the successful 2019 season will be highlighted by the distribution of over 50 different awards to drivers and teams in seven different divisions of competition on January 18, 2020.

Honored as series champions will be Patrick Emerling of Orchard Park, NY, (Race of Champions Asphalt Modified Series), Tom Barron of Ontario, NY (Race of Champions Super Stock), Chuck Hossfeld of Ransomville, NY (Race of Champions Sportsman Modified) Terry Weldy of Clarence, NY (Race of Champions Late Models), Jacob Gustafson of Webster, NY (Race of Champions Four Cylinder Dash Series), Andy Jankowiak (Race of Champions TQ Midget Series) and Chad Chevalier of Port Colborne, Ontario, CAN (Race of Champions 602 Dirt Sportsman Modified). Many others will receive special recognition, in addition to recognizing the accomplishments of all, for an entire season of passion and dedication.

Point fund contributions come from Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuel, the US Army, Colton RV, Presque Isle Downs and Casino, TDH Refrigeration and Wilbert’s U-Pull It.

Since the 2016 season, the Race of Champions has awarded over $160,000 in point fund awards to racers throughout the region to over 175 drivers and teams.

                Speed51.com will present the Most Popular Driver Awards which will be revealed that evening along with other special Race of Champions recognition awards.

                Noted New York racing announcer Rick Mooney of Rochester, NY will be the Master of Ceremonies.

The celebration will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner and awards at 7 p.m., along with a DJ for dancing and post-dinner entertainment. The Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center is located at 134 North Main Street, Mount Morris, NY 14510.

                Hotel accommodations can be acquired at the Country Inn & Suites, 130 North Main Street, Route 36, Mount Morris, NY 14510. Rooms are available within the Race of Champions room block at a special rate of $100. per night when you mention the “Race of Champions 2019 Season Celebration.”

 

The Race of Champions is a sanctioning body presenting Modified and Stock Car racing on asphalt and dirt surfaces throughout the Northeast, with events in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey with primary marketing partners Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, US Army, Upstate Automotive Group, Waddell Communications, Pilat Graphic Design, Jerico TDH Refrigeration, Sherwood Racing Wheels, PavedTrackDigest.com and Speed51.com. The 70th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2020 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

 

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FIRTH JEWELERS, CROSBY & BUB'S BACKYARD SPEEDWAY BACK TO SUPPORT BIG R IN 2020


RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. (January 7, 2020) - A trio of local businesses have renewed their commitment to grassroots racing in Niagara County as Firth Jewelers, Crosby’s Stores and Bub’s Backyard Speedway will return as marketing partners of Ransomville Speedway for the 2020 season.


Firth Jewelers will be race night sponsor on Friday, July 17 for the John Susice Memorial Street Stock race. Firth has secured a pair of VIP suites for the evening as well as an ad in the Ransomville Laps race night program. It has been a long standing tradition for Firth to present jewelry to Ransomville’s track champions and their significant others during the season awards banquet.


Since 1946, Firth Jewelers has sold fine jewelry to the people of Western New York.  With one of the largest single store selection of both jewelry and loose diamonds in Western New York, Firth’s has always been a great place to find that perfect item that says “You are special to me”. From engagement diamonds to distinctive gold and platinum pieces, watches, figurines, clocks, and more, Firth Jewelers is the place to find exactly what you’re looking for. Firth Jewelers is located just minutes away from the Fashion Outlets on Military Road in Niagara Falls.


For the second year in a row, Bub’s Backyard Speedway will be a race night sponsor at the “Big R”. Bub’s will sponsor both the Friday, June 19 and August 14 events. Bub’s Backyard Speedway is RC car racing facility located in Youngstown, N.Y. They race scale remote control Dirt Modifieds on a hard packed dirt oval on Wednesday nights from May to October. Last season Bub’s held a fun RC car racing demonstration on Ransomville’s frontstretch, and even allowed some of Ransomville’s race car drivers to try their hand at remote control car racing. The facility is operated by Bub Zimmerman, the son of 358 Modified driver Russ Zimmerman.


Crosby’s is back on board as a marketing partner for the upcoming season. They will be represented on signage inside the facility as well as being an advertiser in the Ransomville Laps program. Whether you headed to the “Big R” or on your way home be sure to stop at the Crosby’s location at the corner of Ransomville and Youngstown-Lockport roads for gas, snacks, drinks, lottery tickets and more. Crosby’s is proud to support Ransomville Speedway once again in 2020.


Additional marketing and sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2020 racing season at Ransomville Speedway. Contact Jenn Martin at the speedway office at (716) 791-3602 for more details.



About Ransomville Speedway: Opened in 1958, Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Road in the hamlet of Ransomville, just 20 minutes from Niagara Falls and Lockport. “The Big R” is a 3/8-mile DIRTcar sanctioned facility that is the home of the Summer Nationals. Ransomville also features a 1/16-mile Go-Kart track for action on the “Little R” on Thursday nights. For more information, please visit our updated website at www.ransomvillespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @Ransomville and like us on Facebook. You can also contact the speedway by phone by calling (716) 791-3602 or (716) 791-3611.

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Joseph Scholtisek Modified Special Returns to Ransomville

Media Contact:

Dave Buchanan

Public Relations Manager

(716) 207-1165

dbuchananmedia@gmail.com







RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. (January 10, 2020) - One of the most memorable events from last season at Ransomville Speedway will return for 2020. The second annual “Super Fan” Joseph Scholtisek Special $2,000-to-win race for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds will take place on Friday, June 26. Created last year as a “living tribute” to a very devoted race fan, the inaugural edition of this race was one of the most exciting races of the year.


In the years following his retirement from Harrison Radiator, Joseph Scholtisek logged many miles while attending over 100 motorsports events per season. In 2013, after attending 134 races and traveling 18,470 miles, Scholtisek was rewarded for his passion with the Gary Jacobs Super Fan Award from National Speed Sport News. Shortly after this he suffered a series of health issues that greatly reduced his travels.


While he chased races across the country, Scholtisek always loved to come back to his home track at Ransomville. You can find him spectating at the “Little R” on Thursdays and at the “Big R” on Friday nights. He is a weekly supporter of the 50/50, and the concession stand staff even knows his order by heart (two hot dogs and a Pepsi).


“Joe has always been one of our most devoted fans at Ransomville,” said Jenn Martin, Ransomville Speedway General Manager. “No matter what day of the week we are racing, you can find him at the track. He is great to talk to and loves racing.”


Last season, Mat Williamson won a thrilling three-way battle with Erick Rudolph and Mike Bowman to capture the inaugural edition of the Joseph Scholtisek Special.


June 26 will also be Easter Night at Ransomville. There will be an Easter egg hunt for kids plus a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. The Investor’s Service Sportsman, Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks and Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman will all be in action.



About Ransomville Speedway: Opened in 1958, Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Road in the hamlet of Ransomville, just 20 minutes from Niagara Falls and Lockport. “The Big R” is a 3/8-mile DIRTcar sanctioned facility that is the home of the Summer Nationals. Ransomville also features a 1/16-mile Go-Kart track for action on the “Little R” on Thursday nights. For more information, please visit our updated website at www.ransomvillespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @Ransomville and like us on Facebook. You can also contact the speedway by phone by calling (716) 791-3602 or (716) 791-3611.



Ransomville Speedway
Track Office (716) 791-3602
Cell (716) 207-1165

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