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`Demo Derby` action from 2022 (Tom Stevens photo)
"Demo Derby" action from 2022 (Tom Stevens photo)

'Big R': Memorial Day weekend features $2,000-to-win modifieds, plus bike races and 'Austin Wilson Memorial Demo Derby'


Mon, May 22nd 2023 11:10 am

Submitted by Ransomville Speedway

Memorial Day weekend at the Ransomville Speedway will once again see the Krown Undercoating Modifieds running for $2,000-to-win, plus the inaugural “Austin Wilson Memorial Demolition Derby.” Buffalo Auto Auction and DNA Towing will present the racing program on Friday, May 26. Also on the card will be a kid’s bike race, and kids will have a chance to win one of four brand-new bikes courtesy of the Wilson Print Shop. 

The first demolition derby of the 2023 season is in honor and memory of Austin Wilson, who died tragically in a car accident in October of 2022 at just 20 years old. Austin was an avid hunter and loved dirt track racing – especially at Ransomville Speedway, where he would be seen every Friday night. Austin had a lot of hobbies, yet demolition derbies gave him a rush and fulfillment in life. Austin was well liked by all who knew him and is missed everyday by his family and friends. 

DNA Towing is organizing the demolition derbies in 2023. This derby is open to any 4- or 6-cylinder domestic/foreign car only; no vans, trucks or SUVs allowed. The complete list of rules can be found on www.ransomvillespeedway.com. Vehicles will be purchased by DNA Towing following the event. Any vehicle that is left at Ransomville Speedway will become DNA Towing’s property.

Rules for the Sept. 1 demolition derby will be released in the coming weeks. 

Pit gates will open at 5 p.m., with grandstands opening at 6 p.m. Grandstand admission is $18 for adults; seniors (60-plus) and youth (12-17) are $15; kids 11 and under are admitted free. Pit admission is $34 for members or $40 for non-members.

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