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Ransomville Speedway, World Racing Group finalize super DIRTcar series events, sanction for 2016 season


Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:35 am

Ransomville Speedway General Manager Tana Robinson announced the Western New York Friday night weekly short track facility will once again work under the DIRTcar Northeast sanction in 2016.

Ransomville Speedway was purchased by the Atwal family this past December from the Friesen family, who bought the facility in 1972.

The Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modifieds and the Investors Service Company Sportsman events will once again be under DIRTcar sanctioning.

Robinson also announced several specialty-racing events for Ransomville Speedway.

"We are pleased to have the folks from DIRTcar involved with Ransomville Speedway," she said. "We re proud to be a part of the DIRTcar family and working within its structure." 

The 2016 season will see a tradition return to the half-mile clay oval. It's been a while, but Ransomville Speedway will host a 358 Modified Super DIRTcar Series event Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day). Presented by Budweiser, the event is tentatively slated to be a $5,000-to-win, 75-lap affair.

"This event will be the start of the 2016 358 Modified Super DIRTcar Series. We expect anyone who is entertaining thoughts of running the series to be here," Robinson said.

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, the Super DIRTcar big-block modified will be back at the Ransomville Speedway as part of the 32nd Summer Nationals. Presented by Coors Light, the big blocks will speed round the Ransomville Speedway oval for 100 laps, paying the winner $6,000.

The Summer Nationals has been one of the biggest short track events annually on the northeast short track theater. This will be the second straight night of racing for the Super DIRTcar big blocks, racing at Merrittville Speedway the previous night.

Known as the "Racers Vacation" the two-day program gives drivers, teams and their families a chance to view many of the sights in the region - including the world-famous Niagara Falls.

The Summer Nationals was the idea of Alex Friesen in 1975. He wanted to give the modifieds a large purse to compete for.

Billy Decker is the defending champion of event. 

The Super DIRTcar Sportsman Series will also make its annual appearance at Ransomville Speedway on Friday night, Sept. 9. Competitors from all over New York and Eastern Canada are expected for the series at Ransomville Speedway.

Historically, the Ransomville Speedway regulars have proven to be strong on the Super DIRTcar Sportsman Series. Past touring champions include Chad Brachmann, Randy Chrysler and Cody McPherson - all Ransomville Speedway champions.

For more information on Ransomville Speedway, visit ransomillespeedway.com or call the track weekdays at 716-791-3602.

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