Submitted by Ransomville Speedway
Mat Williamson from St. Catharine’s, Ontario, won his third consecutive track championship in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds last Friday. Derek Wagner, from Middleport, earned his second-straight Hy-Tech Concrete DIRTcar Sportsman track championship. Ken Camidge, from Niagara Falls, won his first KiPo Motors Street Stock championship.
The on-track action would see Erick Rudolph, from Ransomville, win his fourth Krown Undercoating Modified feature of the season. Cody McPherson, from St. Catharine’s, won the Sean Letts Memorial for the Hy-Tech Concrete DIRTcar Sportsman. Brandon Sherwood, from Sanborn, won the KiPo Motors Street Stock feature event. Ryan Plante, from Cheektowaga, won the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stock feature event. Dillon Adamczak, from Akron, won the Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman feature event. Jacob Flynn picked up the win in the Final Harvest Demolition Derby presented by DNA Towing & Junk Cars.
Perry Auctions, DNA Towing & Junk Cars, Lawns Unlimited, Grandma D’s Pizzeria, Niagara Lawn and Garden Care, and Niagara Frontier Publications presented the racing action.
Erick Rudolph and Greg Martin led the Krown Undercoating Modifieds to the green flag for their 30-lap feature event, with Rudolph showing the way. Rudolph would start to open the lead, as Williamson would apply the pressure to Scott Kerwin for third place. The caution would come out on lap 18 as Greg Martin had motor issues in his No. 4 machine, erasing a 6-second-plus lead for Rudolph.
Rudolph would pull away following the restart to win his fourth of the year, with Williamson earning his third consecutive track championship. Williamson beat Chad Brachmann by 62 points, with Scott Kerwin taking third in points, just 2 points ahead of fourth place Pete Bicknell. Greg Martin is fifth in points.
Going into the night, it was a four-person battle for the Hy-Tech Concrete DIRTcar Sportsman track title: Jim Harbison, Derek Wagner, Brett Senek and Cameron Tuttle. Brett Senek and AJ Custodi led the Sportsman to the green flag for the Sean Letts Memorial, with Senek in the lead ahead of Custodi and Cody McPherson. Derek Wagner was able to move into fourth place on lap six after passing Kyle Richner, with Jim Harbison racing in sixth. McPherson, to second on lap 14, would battle with Senek for the lead. McPherson would take over the lead late in the race and would go on to pick up his fourth win of the season.
Derek Wagner with his fourth-place finish, wrapped up his second straight divisional title, edging out Jim Harbison by 5 points, Brett Senek by 13 points, and Cameron Tuttle by 22 markers.
John Zimmerman and Jesse Qutermous were on the front row for the KiPo Motors Street Stocks to the green flag for their final points finale, with Zimmerman showing the way. Brandon Sherwood would take over second and would go after Zimmerman for the lead. Sherwood would take over the lead on lap seven and would pull away from the field. Sherwood would go on to score his fourth win of the year, and with the fourth-place finish, Ken Camidge would clinch the Street Stock track championship by 16 points over Dziomba.
Dave Dussault would take the lead away in the opening laps of the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stock feature event. Ian Paul would take over the lead on lap four, with Ryan Plante racing in second place. Plante would take over the lead on lap 12, just as Cody Griffin and Dave Dussault got together exiting turn two. The late-race restart would see Plante drive away to his second win of the season.
Dillon Adamczak and Graeme Toth brought the Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman to the green flag, with Adamczak showing the way. Toth raced in second, with Kramarz, Blose and Rosinski racing in the top five for most of the event. After a lap 10 caution that bunched the field up, Adamczak would once again pull away and would go on to score the win, his third of the season.
Mat Williamson celebrates his third 358 Modified track championship. (Photo Courtesy of Tom Stevens)
Derek Wagner crowned Sportsman track champion for 2nd straight year. (Photo Courtesy of Tom Stevens)
Ken Camidge wins his first Street Stock championship. (Photo Courtesy of Tom Stevens)
Mateo Hope Street Stock King of the Hill This Friday Night
Ransomville Speedway will be back in action on Friday, Sept. 8 for the Mateo Hope Street Stock King of the Hill, paying $1,200 to win and featuring a lucrative lap sponsorship program.
Also on the card will be the season point’s finale for the Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman, plus the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, Hy-Tech Concrete DIRTcar Sportsman, and the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds. Bailey Brothers Enterprises will present the evening’s racing program.
The Mateo Hope Street Stock King of the Hill is in honor and memory of Mateo Hope. Mateo lived and breathed racing. Behind the efforts of Curt Sherwood, the event is growing bigger and bigger each year. With lap sponsorships and other contingency awards, nearly $7,000 has been raised.
In the Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman, Mike Kramarz has a 40-point lead over Dillon Adamczak. Wayne Swinson has a 2-point advantage over Luke Blose for third in divisional points. So far in 2023, 26 different drivers have participated in the division.
Pit gates will open at 5 p.m., with grandstands opening at 6 p.m. Racing will get underway at 7:15 p.m.