RANSOMVILLE, NY – Ransomville Speedway has added a fourth $2,000-to-win Krown Undercoating 358 Modified event to its 2019 schedule. The 40-lap “Super Fan” Joseph Scholtisek Special will take place on July 12, and will serve as a “living tribute” to a very devoted race fan.
In the years following his retirement from Harrison Radiator, Joseph Scholtisek logged many miles while attending over 100 motorsports events per season. In 2013, after attending 134 races and traveling 18,470 miles, Scholtisek was rewarded for his passion with the Gary Jacobs Super Fan Award from National Speed Sport News. Shortly after this he suffered a series of health issues that greatly reduced his travels.
While he chased races across the country, Scholtisek always loved to come back to his home track at Ransomville. You can find him spectating at the “Little R” on Thursdays and at the “Big R” on Friday nights. He is a weekly supporter of the 50/50, and the concession stand staff even knows his order by heart (two hot dogs and a Pepsi).
“Joe has always been one of our most devoted fans at Ransomville,” said Jenn Martin, Ransomville Speedway General Manager. “No matter what day of the week we are racing, you can find him at the track. He is great to talk to and loves racing.”
Scholtisek’s family now wants to hold a race in his honor at his home track, but they didn’t want to wait until he passed away to do it.
“The idea is to have a living tribute to my brother’s love of racing, especially local short track racing,” said Brian Scholtisek, Joseph’s brother. “We thought there was no better place to have it at than his favorite track.”
The inaugural “Super Fan” Joseph Scholtisek Special for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds will headline the Friday night racing program on July 12 presented by Sunset Bar & Grill. The Investors Service Sportsman, Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippster’s Collision Mini Stocks and Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman will also be in action plus Power Wheels races for the kids. This event joins the Memorial Day weekend race on May 24, the Sid Jeffery Memorial on June 21 and the Regular Season Finale on August 30 as $2,000-to-win specials for the 358 Modifieds at the Big R.
About Ransomville Speedway: Opened in 1958, 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 3/8-mile DIRTcar sanctioned facility that is the home of the Summer Nationals. Ransomville also features a 1/16-mile Go-Kart track for action on the “Little R” on Thursday nights. For more information, please visit our updated website 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.