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Erick Rudolph and 2021 Miss Ransomville Mariah Reilly (Photo by Tom Stevens)
Erick Rudolph and 2021 Miss Ransomville Mariah Reilly (Photo by Tom Stevens)

Erick Rudolph, Scott Kerwin, Jaren Israel, Sam Junkin & Cole Susice set fast time at Ransomville


Mon, May 3rd 2021 01:40 pm

VP Racing Fuels presented “Test, Tune, and Time” at the Ransomville Speedway Friday night. Drivers who attended the session had three rounds of practice before racing against the clocks – and set the front row for the main events on opening night, Friday, May 7.

Erick Rudolph and Scott Kerwin will receive a 55-gallon drum of VP Race Fuels after claiming the pole positions in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds and Investors Service Sportsman respectively.

Third-generation driver Erick Rudolph of Ransomville set overall quick time in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds. “The Firestarter” ripped around the “Big R” with a time of 17.411 seconds. 2019 Super DIRTcar Series Champion “Money Mat” Mat Williamson from St. Catharines, Ontario, was second-quick and will share the front row with Rudolph after running a 17.472-second lap.

Newfane’s Scott Kerwin took the Dirt Rocket Racing No. 1 to P1 on the speed chart and set the fastest lap in the Investors Service Sportsman, clocking in with an 18.228-second lap. Noah Walker from North Tonawanda will share the front row by placing an 18.238-second lap.

“Showtime” Jaren Israel and Anthony Guthrie will bring the KiPo Motors Street Stocks to the green flag on opening night. Israel, from Wilson, ran a 20.403-second lap; while Guthrie, from Niagara Falls, ran a 20.661-second lap.

Sam Junkin from Alden will lead the Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman to the green flag after placing an 18.687-second lap. Junkin will share the front row with Dylan Duhow. The Newfane pilot ran an 18.713-second lap.

Cole Susice from Ransomville and Matt Hornquist from Eden will share the front row for the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks. Susice will lead the field to the green flag after running a 21.907-second lap. Hornquist will start second after a 22.319-second lap effort.

Ransomville Speedway will be adding an additional practice session on Monday, May 3, with a rain date of Tuesday, May 4. All cars are welcome to participate in this practice session. Pit gates will open at 5 p.m., and cars will hit the track at 6:30 p.m. Temperature checks will take place and masks must be worn as per state COVID-19 guidelines. Pit admission will be $20.

The ”Big R” welcomes fans back to the stands on Friday, May 7, as VP Small Engine Fuels presents the 63rd season opener. Fans are encouraged to go to www.ransomvillespeedway.com in regard to the speedway welcoming fans back to the facility.

The 2021 campaign will officially begin for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, KiPo Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and the Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman. Pit gates will open at 5 p.m. with grandstands at 6 and race time scheduled for 7:15 p.m.

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