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Ransomville Speedway is revving up for 2021. Gary Lindberg (28) and Phil Vigneri (47) are shown racing at the `Big R` in September 2019. (Photo by Tom Stevens)
Ransomville Speedway is revving up for 2021. Gary Lindberg (28) and Phil Vigneri (47) are shown racing at the "Big R" in September 2019. (Photo by Tom Stevens)

Ransomville Speedway sets busy schedule for 2021 season


Tue, Jan 5th 2021 11:35 am

23 event schedule highlighted by visits from Super DIRTcar Series, World of Outlaws & Monster Truck Racing League

Ransomville Speedway is ready to roar back to life in 2021, and speedway management is proud to unveil a jam-packed schedule for the upcoming season featuring 23 events.

Ransomville’s 63rd year of operation is tentatively scheduled to begin Friday, April 30, with “Test, Tune & Time” presented by VP Racing Fuels. All five weekly divisions will be able to get some preseason track time and attempt to lock themselves into a front-row starting spot for their opening night feature during time trials.

The following Friday, May 7, is opening night, presented VP Small Engine Fuels, with the first night of points for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Investor’s Service Sportsman, KIPO Chevrolet Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman.

Each division will have its share of special races throughout the 2021 season starting with the 36-lap Mackenzie Kulesza Memorial for the Mini Stocks on May 14. Lap sponsorships for this event are available for this event and can be obtained by calling the track office at 716-791-3602.

Triple T Auto Parts will present a pair of demolition derbies in 2021 with the first of these taking place June 18 as part of a full card of racing. Demolition derby rules are posted on the Ransomville Speedway website. Any competitors looking to rent a demo car can contact Triple T at 716-745-3973.

The beginning of July will be busy at the “Big R,” starting July 2 with UBreakIFix and Hytech Concrete presenting a full card of racing plus a gigantic Independence Day fireworks display.

Just four days later, the “Beasts of the Northeast” – the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds – rumble back to Ransomville on Tuesday, July 6, for the annual Summer Nationals presented by Wendt’s Propane and Stirling Lubricants. Fans’ favorite Super DIRTcar stars will be on hand to challenge Ransomville’s hometown Modified heroes, including 2019 358 Modified track champion Erick Rudolph and 2019 Super DIRTcar Series champion Mat Williamson. The DIRTcar Sportsman Series will join the Big Blocks that night with a Western Region event.

The fast start to July continues the following Friday, July 9, with the RUSH Racing Series Crate Late Models and the Dick Wilkinson Memorial Mini Stock race. Back in 2019, the Crate Late Models put on a thrilling show at Ransomville featuring an epic battle between race winner Jeremy Wonderling and Paul Grigsby. This event will be for RUSH weekly series points and will feature a Power Wheels race for kids during intermission. Sportsman will be off for this show.

The Sid and Carol Jeffery Memorial races for the 358 Modifieds and Sportsman have quickly established themselves as two of the most prestigious races on the Ransomville schedule. The fourth edition of the Jeffery Memorial event will take place July 23. The Modified portion will be 56 laps and pay $2,000 to win while the Sportsman will run 40 laps and have $1,000 on the line for the winner.

One week later, on July 30, “The Greatest Show on Dirt” returns to Ransomville as the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Cars will do battle in the “Big R Outlaw Shootout.” Anyone who purchased tickets for the 2020 World of Outlaws event at Ransomville will have their tickets roll over for 2021. Additional tickets will be available for purchase through the World of Outlaws website. The Investor’s Service Sportsman will also be in action with the Outlaws.

The special shows continue into August with the second edition of the $2,000-to-win “Super Fan” Joseph Scholtisek Special for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds and the inaugural $500-to-win Rick Scholtisek Memorial for the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks on Aug. 6. The Sportsman and Street Stocks share the spotlight on Aug. 13 with the Sean Letts Memorial for the DIRTcar Sportsman Series and the John Susice Memorial Street Stock race. This will be the second of two Western Region events for the DIRTcar Sportsman at the “Big R” in 2021.

On Saturday, Aug. 14 the Monster Truck Racing League will take over Ransomville for a family-friendly event. More details about this event will be released in the near future.

The Crate Late Models make a second appearance at the “Big R” on Aug. 20 with the Northeast Late Model Alliance (NELMA). The NELMA event will feature Late Model teams from across New York and Ontario going head-to-head in their first visit to Ransomville. The Modifieds, Sportsman, Mini Stocks and Novice Sportsman will also be in action with the Street Stocks having the night off.

Ransomville kicks off Labor Day weekend on Sept. 3 with a demolition derby sponsored by Tripe T Auto Parts plus the final points night for the Modifieds, Sportsman, Novice Sportsman and Street Stocks presented by HyTech Concrete.


Pictured is the new fencing along the race track that was installed during the past year. (November 2020 image courtesy of Ransomville Speedway)


The full schedule of events is now available on the Ransomville Speedway website. Suites and sponsorship opportunities for all 2021 events at Ransomville are now available. Contact Jenn Martin at the track office for more information. The 2021 "Little R" Go-Kart schedule featuring 20 events is also posted online.

Opened in 1958, Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Road in the hamlet of Ransomville. “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 or call 716-791-3602.

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