by Tana Robinson
Ransomville Speedway Marketing and PR Director
With the ink barely dry on the 2011 season, the management of Ransomville Speedway has immediately turned its focus on the 2012 year. The successes of both 2010 and 2011 with solid car counts and a great fan base has prompted a purse increase in the Mighty Taco Modifieds, Original Pizza Logs Sportsman, and Ki-Po Chevrolet Streetstocks.
"In light of the recent successful seasons, we feel it's time to help out the drivers with their costs by increasing the purse in our three weekly divisions," commented co-promoter Jamie Friesen. "The full 2012 purses will be released along with the Ransomville rules structure for next year by Dec. 5," continued Friesen. "I do not foresee any major changes."
For the 2012 season - the Mighty Taco Modified feature winner will now earn $1,500, an increase from $1,200 in 2011. In the Original Pizza Log Sportsman class, the winner's take will be $550, an increase from $400 in 2011, and in the Ki-Po Chevrolet Streetstock ranks it will be $200 to win, an increase from $80 in 2011.
Dates to remember - Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 - the 12th annual Hangover 150. Pre-registration is under way and can be completed by calling 791-3602, or mailing in the registration to P.O. Box 296, Ransomville, NY 14131. On Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 - the annual Big R membership meeting will be held at the Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. firehall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road, in Lewiston.