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'First Responders Night' & (hopefully) no rain this Friday at Ransomville Speedway


Mon, May 6th 2019 01:35 pm

Ransomville Speedway hopes to finally wave the green flag on the 2019 season this Friday night, as Live Edge Brewery presents “First Responders Night” at the “Big R.” Back-to-back rainouts for the first two events delayed the opening of a new season of Friday night DIRTcar racing.

The cancellation of this past Friday’s event has set up jam-packed night for Ransomville’s full-fendered divisions. Both the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks and Gippster’s Collision Mini Stocks have special series races on tap. The Street Stocks will take part in the postponed opening round of the Can-Am Thunder Stock Challenge against the Thunder Stocks from Humberstone Speedway. The Street Stock feature will be 30 laps with $500 up for grabs to the winner.

The Mini Stocks will kickoff the brand-new Mini Stock Super Series, as they will go head-to-head against drivers from Genesee Speedway in Batavia. The eight-race series gets going this weekend with races at both facilities with the action heading east across the New York State Thruway to Batavia on Saturday.

Ransomville’s open-wheeled divisions – the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman and Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman – will also be in action on Friday.

While this past Friday’s action was rained out at the “Big R,” a couple of Ransomville open-wheeled regulars did find victory lane this weekend. Mat Williamson picked up a Modified win at Merrittville Speedway on Saturday, while Sportsman driver Cameron Tuttle scored his first ever win at Genesee.

Speedway officials have rolled over the bonus for a drum of VP Racing Fuel to the drivers who record the fastest lap in the Modified and Sportsman features after last Friday’s rain out. One random driver in each class will also win a new Hoosier Racing Tire.

This Friday is “First Responders Night” at the “Big R.” All first responders will receive free general admission with valid ID. It is also Mother’s Day weekend, and all moms will receive a special gift when they come through the front gate.

Pit gates will open at 5 p.m., with grandstands opening at 6 p.m. Racing starts at 7:15 p.m. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and students (age 13-17) and $8 for children age 9-12. Kids ages 8 and under are admitted free. Pit admission is $27 for members, or $32 for the general public.

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, visit www.ransomvillespeedway.com.

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