RANSOMVILLE, NY – Ransomville Speedway and the Jeffery Family is pleased to announce that the 2018 Sid Jeffery Memorial will now take place on Friday, September 7. The 2018 edition of the Sid Jeffery Memorial will be held for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, paying at least $2,000 to win, with close to $3,000 being handed out in lap money and contingencies, making it one of the more lucrative races in the region. The night will also be highlighted by the annual visit by the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series.
“We would like to express our appreciation to the Atwal Family for allowing us to have this annual race in honor of our father Sid Jeffery”, commented Mike Jeffery. “The Atwal’s have gone above and beyond all expectations to put this race on”, Jeffery added. Jeffery also expressed his appreciation to the staff and management of Ransomville Speedway. “Without the hard work and dedication of Ransomville Speedway and all the staff members, this race wouldn’t be as big as it has become”.
Contingencies will also include a set of doors and quarter panels from Mad Skins Bodies for the Hard Luck recipient, the Halfway Leader will receive $200 from Doug and Becky Thompson State Farm Insurance, The Fast Time Award winner will receive $100 from Tyler Foster Racing and The Slack Family. The Hard Charger will receive $200 from Scott Jeffery Performance and each heat race winner will receive $100 from Performance Manufacturing and The Slack Family. Lap money for the 40-lap Modified special is up and over $2,500 and growing.
Sid Jeffery was well known in the Ransomville community for many years as he helped out quite a few racers over the years including Jim Borget, Mike Jeffery and most recently Greg Martin. Sid owned the cars in the mid-1980’s through the 90’s that won feature races at Genesee Speedway, Tri-County, Perry Raceway, and all three tracks in the Niagara Region with triumphs at Humberstone, Merrittville and Ransomville with Mike Jeffery behind the wheel. While Mike drove for Sid, he earned the 1988 DIRT Rookie of the Year. Current crew chief for Big Block Modified superstar Larry Wight and former crew chief for Billy Decker Scott Jeffery got his start by turning wrenches on the Mike Jeffery racers. Sid came back in 2010 to help Greg Martin with his Sportsman career. The duo won the 2014 Ransomville Speedway Sportsman track championship as well as the RUSH Touring Series Sportsman Championships in 2014 and 2015. Sid was always willing to lend a hand to anyone, whether it was a close friend/competitor or someone that he barely knew.
“We are in discussion with a few big-name drivers. Sid’s nephew Scott Jeffery has committed to being here, he is an integral part of central New York racing but I’m not sure who exactly he is bringing along to race” Jeffery said. The Sid Jeffery Memorial will be highly contested by the top 358 Modified drivers in the region and by the Ransomville regulars who look to defend home turf.
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.