Ransomville Speedway will host the inaugural Chris Moore Memorial for the Investor’s Service Sportsman on July 1, with sponsorship from Parkhill Tree Service and Niagara Hardwood.
Moore was a lifelong resident of Ransomville, and was an all-around racing fan.
A press release noted, “On Friday nights, you could find Chris cheering for his friends and family with a box full of cheeseburgers and something to say to make you smile. Chris grew up at the ‘Big R’ with his family watching his great uncle and longtime Ransomville racer, Russ Zimmerman, and Cousin ‘Rebel’ Rick Gorhan, go to battle on Friday nights. Great-grandfather Albert Zimmerman maintained machines and the grounds for the speedway from 1989-96. Papa Ron Zimmerman Sr. started working on his brother Russ’ No. 14 Bomber beginning in 1965, and later drove packing trucks for the speedway. Uncle ‘Smo’ Al Zimmerman and uncle RJ Zimmerman pit crewed for multitime Ransomville Modified winner ‘The Franklin Flyer’ Billy Decker while Decker was driving for Adam Ross in the famed Bug Chaser No. 91.
“With family ties to racing so deep, it was a matter of time before he would find a fit for himself in his hometown at the ‘Big R.’ Beginning in the 2018 season, Chris would join R. Harris Motorsports helping his brothers, Tyler and Orval Harris, with the Sportsman car weekly at Ransomville, Genesee, and at Land of Legends Raceway. Unfortunately, Chris passed unexpectedly in July 2021.
“Chris loved racing at any level and, alongside his family, Ransomville Speedway would like to honor him in a way that would mean the most to him: having a memorial race in his honor for the Investor’s Service Sportsman.”
The July 1 program will also feature fireworks plus twin-20s for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, and a full card of racing. The night of racing action is also being sponsored by Hy-Tech Concrete and Sunset Bar & Grille.