RANSOMVILLE, NY – After a downpour in the middle of the summer washed out their first visit, the cars and stars of the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Cars are anxiously awaiting their return to Ransomville Speedway for the first time in 20 years for the Big R Outlaw Shootout presented by Budweiser on Monday, October 16th.
Pit gates and the Will Call Ticket Booth will open at 4:00pm with grandstands opening at 5:00pm and racing will get underway at 7:00pm. Joining the “Greatest Show on Dirt” will be the Investors Service Sportsman. Tickets are still available by going to the DIRTcar Ticketforce Website and clicking on the Big R Outlaw Shootout! Grandstand tickets are $39 for adults, children aged 6-12 are $12 and kids under 5 are FREE. Pit entry fee is $40. The famous Ransomville concession stand will be open as well as the Ransomville Speedway Novelty Booth as well as souvenir haulers from several of the Outlaws! Event t-shirts are hoodies are available in limited quantities.
Prior to 2017, the “Greatest Show on Dirt” has held two events at Ransomville. On Tuesday August 9, 1994, “The Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney won the inaugural visit. Blaney led all 25 laps to score the win in front of a packed house at “The Big R”. The one lap track record was set by “The Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild as he ran a 14.582 second lap around the semi-banked, ½ mile, an average speed of 123.440mph. Blaney’s victory earned him $5,210 for his efforts. Sammy Swindell finished in second followed by Steve Kinser, Jeff Swindell and Jac Haudenschild. In 1997, Andy Hillenburg went to victory lane. Hillenburg’s triumph was his first on the season and earned him a $7,000 payday. Blaney would finish second with Haudenschild in third. Donny Schatz and Stevie Smith completed the top five. Mark Kinser set the track new one lap record by running a 14.365 second lap around “The Big R”. The events scheduled in 1995 and 1996 were rained out.
About Ransomville Speedway: Ransomville Speedway is located on Braley Road in the hamlet of Ransomville, just 20 minutes from Niagara Falls and Lockport. “The Big R” is a ½-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, please visit us on the World Wide Web at www.ransomvillespeedway.com as well as follow us on Twitter @Ransomville and like us on Facebook. You can also contact the speedway by phone by calling (716) 791-3602 or (716) 791-3611.