RANSOMVILLE, NY – With a large turnout on hand, the Ransomville Speedway held their drivers’ meeting and registration party at the Ransomville Fire Hall on Saturday, January 20th. The meetings were split into two different segments, one for the open-wheeled divisions and one for the stock cars.
It was announced that the handicapping system will be changed starting in 2018 for all divisions. Handicapping will be done by the total of points a driver earns over a three-week period. In case of a tie, the finish in the previous week’s race will decide the tiebreaker. Also announced was that a new tech barn building will be built by the scales in the pit area, that will be completed in time for Test, Tune, and Time, set for Friday, April 27.
The speedway has added a pair of big money shows for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds. The first will take place on Memorial Day Weekend, with the second being the 2nd annual Sid Jeffery Memorial on Friday, August 17th. The Investors Service Sportsman will have a couple of races for show up points, with one being on Friday, July 6th to allow competitors wishing to compete with the BEI Lightning Series an opportunity to be at their tour race that evening. The only change coming for the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman will be that motors will be pulled after five (5) feature wins to ensure competitive competition in the class.
The rules for the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers will stay the same as they have in previous seasons. The KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks will begin the process to make the switch towards the DIRTcar Pro Stock rules by the 2019 season. The second running of the John Susice Memorial will take place on Friday, July 13th which will be only a Ransomville rules race. The traditional King of the Hill 100 for the Street Stocks will be allowing the cars that compete at Ohsweken, Merrittville, and Humberstone to come down, as per the tradition from previous years.
The Ransomville Speedway will be represented at the Syracuse Motorsports Expo on the weekend of March 11-12 at the New York State Fairgrounds. The annual Ransomville Speedway car show will take place the weekend of March 23-25 at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA. The Miss Ransomville contest will be held on Saturday, March 24th. For applications and more information about the car shows, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the speedway office at (716) 791-3602.
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 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, 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.