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DEC encourages anglers to safely enjoy ice fishing this winter
Mon, Dec 27th 2021 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos encouraged outdoor enthusiasts to consider ice fishing this winter season.
BRP Modified Tour returns to Ransomville in 2022
Mon, Dec 20th 2021 11:25 am
The BRP Modified Tour will be returning to the Ransomville Speedway on Friday, June 24, 2022, with a rain date scheduled for Friday, July 22.
DEC proposes changes to freshwater fishing regulations to help make angling more accessible & enjoyable
Wed, Dec 8th 2021 03:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the release of a proposal to "clarify and simplify" sportfishing regulations based on public feedback and DEC fisheries manager reviews of rules associated with the management of the state's fisheries. The proposed rulemaking also includes a limited number of waterbody-specific regulation changes to support improved management of these waters.
NW athletes raise money for Special Olympics
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 12:15 pm
Members of the Niagara Wheatfield Falcons Unified basketball team participated in the Buffalo Polar Plunge fundraiser on Sunday at Woodlawn Beach State Park. The team raised $2,450 in just two weeks.
Champions honored at Ransomville Speedway awards banquet
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 10:45 am
Ransomville Speedway honored its 2021 track champions Saturday night at the annual awards banquet at the Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2 firehall. Breakaway provided music for the evening, and Donna Eick catered the meal. Rick Mooney and Steven Petty served as the masters of ceremonies.
DEC'S new 'Take Your Shot for an Outdoor Adventure' COVID-19 vaccine incentive sweepstakes open
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:40 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the new "Take Your Shot for an Outdoor Adventure" sweepstakes is open.
New York Power Authority fishing piers to close for season
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 12:25 pm
New York Power Authority fishing facilities, including the fishing pier at the base of NYPA's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, will close for the season, at dusk, Tuesday, Nov. 30. The fishing pier near the Upper Mountain Fire Co. at the Lewiston Reservoir and at the water intakes along the upper Niagara River will also close for the season.
Super DIRTcar Series back at Ransomville for 37th Summer Nationals
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 12:00 pm
The Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series will make its return to the Big R for the 37th edition of the Summer Nationals on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The 2022 edition of the Summer Nationals will be a 75-lap feature for "The Beasts of the Northeast." Thursday, Aug. 25, will be used as a rain date, if needed.
Oh deer! New York deer crashes peak in autumn
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 04:40 pm
Opening day of regular season deer hunting is Nov. 20 in most areas of Western and Central New York. Hunting will stir the deer population, which is already active due to mating season. AAA is warning motorists to buckle up, be extra cautious on the roads, and scan for deer and other animals.
DEC reminds outdoor enthusiasts to share the woods safely this season
Fri, Nov 12th 2021 11:40 am
With the Southern Zone regular big game season beginning Nov. 20 throughout much of the southern part of New York State, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos is encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to respectfully share the woods and follow common-sense safety precautions this fall and winter.
Greenway offers ideas for Grand Island bike path
Sat, Nov 6th 2021 10:35 am
Recently, officials from the Niagara River Greenway Commission met with Town of Grand Island committee members who are working on its trails and bike routes. They took a bicycle ride down Grand Island Boulevard to finalize a direct route through town to officially connect the extensive Niagara River Shoreline Trail from Buffalo's Outer Harbor north to Youngstown.
2021 Great American Rivalry Series launches with classic WNY rivalry: St. Joes v. Canisius
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:55 pm
The Great American Rivalry Series season continues this Saturday, Sept. 25, with two premier Western New York teams: the St. Joseph's Marauders and Canisius Crusaders. The high school football game begins at 1 p.m. at Canisius High School.
'Big R': 'The Cobra' Chuck Hebing wins ESS A-Main, as Jaren Israel claims King of the Hill
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 10:40 am
"The Cobra" Chuck Hebing from Ontario, New York, won the 25-lap A-Main for the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints, as Bailey Brothers Landscaping presented the annual King of the Hill at Ransomville Speedway Friday night.
New Yorkers & visitors can fish for free on Saturday, Sept. 25
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 10:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced New York's fifth "Free Fishing Day" of the year is on Saturday, Sept. 25. It coincides with National Hunting and Fishing Day, which is celebrated annually to promote outdoor activities like hunting, fishing and target shooting. New York provides anglers with six "Free Fishing Days" each year.
'Big R': Pangrazio, Brachmann, DiPietro & Plante visit Ransomville's victory lane
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 02:35 pm
Josh Pangrazio from Oakfield won the Mateo Hope Memorial for the Street Stocks, as SANY New York, Faery's Concrete and Buffalo Auto Auction presented the racing program at the Ransomville Speedway Friday night. Multi-time track champion Chad Brachmann from Sanborn won his first Modified feature of the season as the PA Outlaw Modifieds made the trip to "The Big R."
Interior announces largest expansion of fishing & hunting on US Fish and Wildlife-managed lands & waters
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 06:55 pm
The Department of the Interior announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has opened new or expanded hunting and sport fishing opportunities across 2.1 million acres, the largest expansion of outdoor recreation opportunities in recent history.
'Big R': ESS returns to Ransomville for 'King of the Hill' on Sept. 17
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:15 pm
The long-running "King of the Hill" at the Ransomville Speedway will add another chapter to the history books of the event in 2021. The Sept. 17 racing program will feature the return of the Empire Super Sprints along with the opening of rules for the street stock "King of the Hill."
Aaron Reutzel wins Big R Outlaw Shootout; Cameron Tuttle tops Sportsman field
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 11:55 am
Aaron Reutzel of Clute, Texas, won his fourth NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series A-main and took his first win at Ransomville Speedway on Friday night. Cameron Tuttle from Wilson won his second Investor's Service Sportsman feature of the season.
'Big R': Mat Williamson and Derek Wagner Win Sid & Carol Jeffery Memorial at Ransomville
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:15 pm
"Money" Mat Williamson from St. Catharines, Ontario, and Middleport's Derek Wagner won the Sid and Carol Jeffery Memorial events for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds and Investor's Service Sportsman respectively Friday night at the Ransomville Speedway. For Williamson, it was his third victory of the season at "The Big R." For Wagner, it was his second triumph of the season.
'Big R': Erick Rudolph wins 4th Modified Feature of 2021 at Ransomville
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:05 pm
Third-generation driver Erick Rudolph from Ransomville won the Krown Undercoating Modified feature on Friday as Ransomville Speedway hosted the annual "Labor Night at the Races" presented by Highmark Western New York and the Niagara-Orleans Labor Council.
North Tonawanda Football Hall of Fame to induct 12
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:00 am
There will be 12 new inductees into the North Tonawanda Football Hall of Fame this fall, with the induction celebration scheduled for Oct. 8 and 9.
'Big R': Steve Dixson wins RUSH Late Model; Dante Mancuso claims Richard Wilkinson Memorial
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 04:15 pm
Smethport, Pennsylvania's, Steve Dixon was victorious in the RUSH Late Model "The Ones That Left Us to Early 30" at the Ransomville Speedway Friday night, as VanDeMark Chemical presented the racing program.
'Big R': Matt Sheppard wins Summer Nationals at Ransomville
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 07:00 pm
"Super" Matt Sheppard from Waterloo won the 36th running of the Summer Nationals for the Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series at Ransomville Speedway on Tuesday night. For the fourth time at the "Big R" in 2021, Newfane's Scott Kerwin was victorious, this time in the inaugural Mike Bonesky Memorial for the Investor's Service Sportsman in round one of the Western Region for the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series.
'Big R': Ryan Susice, Scott Kerwin, Jaren Israel, Dante Mancuso, Sam Junkin collect Independence Day weekend wins at Ransomville
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:25 am
Fireworks in the sky and tremendous racing on the track had fans on the edge of their seats Friday night at Ransomville Speedway as Hy-Tech Concrete, Hebeler Sales & Service, uBreakiFix and Beyer Boys Trucking presented the racing action to kick-off the Independence Day weekend.
36th Summer Nationals at Ransomville Speedway
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:15 pm
Tuesday, July 6, will see the return of the Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series to the "Big R" for the 36th running of the Summer Nationals. Wendt's Propane, Stirling Lubricants and National Maintenance Contracting Corp. will present the racing program, which will be seen by a worldwide audience on DIRTVision.
'Big R': Mother Nature gets Ransomville program
Sat, Jun 26th 2021 11:00 am
For the third time in 2021, Ransomville Speedway was forced to pull the plug on the scheduled Friday night racing program.
Niagara Thunderwolves win Upstate Showdown
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:25 pm
The Niagara Thunderwolves won this past weekend's 15U Upstate Showdown tournament held in Niagara Falls.
June 26-27 'Free Fishing Weekend' in New York
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, June 26, and Sunday, June 27, is a "Free Fishing Weekend" in New York - the second of six "Free Fishing Days" recognized across the state each year.
'Big R': Sweeting, Wagner, Israel, Susice & Bansmer grab Father's day weekend wins at Ransomville
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 05:05 pm
Brockport's James Sweeting picked up his first Krown Undercoating Modified feature of the 2021 season as Bailey Brothers Landscaping, Scott Perry Auctions, 87 Buf, and Triple T Towing presented the racing action at Ransomville Speedway on Friday night.
Clark Rigging & Behm Automotive present kids poster contest Friday night at Ransomville Speedway
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 03:10 pm
Clark Rigging and Behm Automotive will present the racing action this coming Friday night, June 11, at Ransomville Speedway. The program is a popular one for the kids as they can show off their artistic talents with the popular poster contest.
West Side Rowing Club receives $350,000 from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to increase reach of its youth rowing programs
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 02:50 pm
The West Side Rowing Club (WSRC) has received a $350,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. The funds will support the club's existing outreach efforts to increase participation and diversity in youth rowing programs over the next three years.
'Big R': Ransomville loses to Mother Nature
Fri, May 28th 2021 01:40 pm
For the second time this season, persistent rain and inclement weather forced Ransomville Speedway management to cancel racing action at the "Big R."
Consumer alert: Division of Consumer Protection, Governor's Traffic Safety Committee warn adults to wear bike helmets
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:50 pm
The Division of Consumer Protection and the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) are alerting New Yorkers of all ages of the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike. A new CDC report revealed bicycle-related deaths nationally increased between 2009 and 2018, primarily among adults. Males were three times more likely than females to end up in the hospital with traumatic brain injuries.
'Big R': $1,000-to-win demolition derby June 18 at Ransomville Speedway
Wed, May 26th 2021 01:50 pm
On Friday, June 18, Triple T Auto Parts will present a $1,000-to-win demolition derby following the completion of the full racing program at Ransomville Speedway.
DEC reminds water recreationists to clean, drain & dry watercraft and equipment to protect NYS waters from invasive species
Wed, May 26th 2021 01:40 pm
As this year's boating season officially kicks off, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded water recreationists to do their part in protecting New York's waters from aquatic invasive species (AIS) by remembering to clean, drain and dry watercraft and equipment.
Rudolph, Tuttle, Israel, Mancuso & Junkin win at Ransomville
Mon, May 24th 2021 06:40 pm
"The Firestarter" Erick Rudolph is two-for-two on the season as the third-generation driver from Ransomville won the 30-lap feature for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, as SANY New York presented the racing action at Ransomville Speedway Friday night.
Grand Island football: Vikings edged in sectional semifinals, 20-19
Tue, May 11th 2021 08:00 pm
When the school year first started, the Grand Island football Vikings weren't even sure they would have a season because of pandemic restrictions.
Search is on for new promoter/general manager of Ransomville Speedway
Tue, May 11th 2021 04:55 pm
Ransomville Speedway is in the process of finding the track's new promoter/general manager. Current GM Jenn Martin has taken on a new position and, in a mutual agreement with Ransomville Speedway management, will be vacating her position beginning June 1.
AAA shares motorcycle safety tips for bikers & drivers
Fri, May 7th 2021 04:20 pm
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and AAA Western and Central New York is reminding both drivers and bikers of key safety tips as the weather gets nicer. Many bikers will choose to ride free on the open road.
Little R hosts practice session in tune-up of season opener
Fri, May 7th 2021 04:20 pm
The "Little R" came to life on Thursday night as the SANY New York Go-Karts took to the speedway for the first time in 2021. SANY New York has signed on to be the presenting sponsor of the go-kart program at the "Little R" at Ransomville Speedway.
 

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