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'Big R': Richard Wilkinson Mini Stock Memorial, kids rides this Friday Night


Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:20 pm

Submitted by Ransomville Speedway

The Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks will be featured this Friday night for the annual Richard Wilkinson Memorial. Jetport Restaurant, Niagara Metals and Tim Hortons will present the program, which will also feature the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, Ki Po Motors Street Stocks, and Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman. The popular kids rides will also be part of the show.

Passing away at the age of 50 in 2012, Richard “Ricky” Wilkinson could be seen every Friday night watching the action at the “Big R.” He was an avid race fan and was actively involved in all aspects of racing throughout his life. His brother-in-law, Tim Phillips, has been a longtime supporter of racing at Ransomville. Tim’s son, Kyle, currently runs a 360 Sprint Car throughout the region.

All kids in attendance will have the chance to get a ride in a racecar around the track. Kids rides will take place prior to the start of the 7:15 p.m. racing program.

Pit gates open at 5 p.m. Grandstands open at 6 p.m. Racing will get underway at 7:15 p.m. General admission is $18 for adults, $15 for youth (aged 12-17) and seniors (60-plus), with kids aged 11 and under admitted free. Pit admission is $35 for members or $40 for the general public. More information can be found by visiting www.ransomvillespeedway.com

Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Road in the hamlet of Ransomville. “The Big R” is a 3/8th-mile DIRTcar-sanctioned facility that is “Home of the Summer Nationals.” Ransomville also features a 1/16th-mile go-kart track for action on the “Little R” on Thursday nights. For more information, visit www.ransomvillespeedway.com or follow on Twitter @Ransomville or “Like” us on Facebook. You can also contact the speedway by phone by calling 716-791-3602 or 716-791-3611.

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