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'Big R': Big Blocks & monster trucks coming to Ransomville Speedway


Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 05:20 pm

Submitted by Ransomville Speedway 

The Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds will make their 36th visit to the Ransomville Speedway Wednesday night for the 37th running of the Summer Nationals. The race will be 75-laps in distance and will pay $7,500 to win. The Investor’s Service Sportsman will join the Big Blocks as they will be competing in the second annual Mike Bonesky Memorial for the Western and Central Region.

The Bonesky family put together a lap sponsorship program that will bring in an additional $2,000 into the sportsman purse.

Presenting the program will be Stirling Lubricants, National Maintenance Contracting Corporation, Wendt’s Propane, Lawns Unlimited, Evergreen Lawn and Tree Service, and Hebeler Sales & Service.

Fresh off his SummerFAST title, reigning Summer Nationals winner “Super” Matt Sheppard is bringing a two-race win streak on the Super DIRTcar Series into Ransomville. A two-time winner of the Summer Nationals, the eight-time Super DIRTcar Series champion is looking for his third win in the event since 2017.

Jimmy Phelps, Max McLaughlin, Adam Pierson and Peter Britten are all looking for their first win at Ransomville in the big race. Six-time race winner Stewart Friesen is expected to be in attendance in the race that was started by his late uncle, Alex Friesen. His most recent win at the track he called home to start his career came in 2018.

The Ransomville Speedway regulars will be looking to defend home turf. Mat Williamson, Erick Rudolph, Ryan Susice and Chad Brachmann are just some of the regulars looking for the win. Rudolph has won the Summer Nationals back in 2013.

The Mike Bonesky Memorial for the Investors Service Sportsman is becoming a marquee event. The DIRTcar Western and Central Region’s best drivers will converge on Ransomville for this event, paying $1,500 to win plus lap money and other contingencies raised from the Bonesky family and supporters.

Cam Tuttle will be looking to defend home turf and increase his lead in the Western Region USA points. Fresh off his fifth win of the season this past Friday night, Derek Wagner is looking for his second Western Region win at Ransomville, as he was victorious in the Chris Moore Memorial back in July. Dave Rogers is leading Tyler Corcoran by 4 points in the Central Region entering Wednesday night. The top Sportsman drivers from throughout the region are expected to be in attendance Wednesday night.

Pit gates will open at 3 p.m., with grandstands opening at 5 p.m. and racing at 7:15 p.m. Grandstand admission is $30 for adults, $25 for seniors (60-plus) and students (12-17). Kids 11 and under are admitted free. Fans can catch the entire racing program Wednesday night on DIRTVision.

After the Summer Nationals, the Versus Monster Trucks will take center stage on Saturday, Aug. 27. The Monster Truck show will begin at 7 p.m., with the gates opening at 5 p.m. Krazy Train, Plane Krazy, Bad News Travels Fast, Crushstation and Lumberjack will take to the track and there will also be quad racing. Tickets are available by going to 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 the “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.

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