RANSOMVILLE, NY – Kickoff your Memorial Day weekend on Friday night at Ransomville Speedway as Dunkin Donuts and 87Buf present a $2,000-to-win, 40-lap Modified special and a $1,000-to-win Demolition Derby.
Following four-straight Friday night rainouts, the “Big R” is hoping to come to life this week to finally get the 2019 season underway. The Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippster’s Collision Mini Stocks and Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman are all slated to be in action for five divisions of exciting side-by-side racing.
The Modifieds have a bigger challenge with the extra-distance 40-lap feature to launch their season. Top stars Erick Rudolph, Pete Bicknell, Ryan Susice, Mat Williamson, Chad Brachmann and more will do battle for the $2,000 top prize. This is the first of four Modified races at Ransomville this season with $2k on the line for the winner.
On top of the exciting race card, there will be a 4-Cylinder Demolition Derby sponsored by Triple T Auto Parts to close out the show. The ultimate survivor of the smash and crash fest will win $1,000 with $300 for second and $100 for third place. Drivers can still register for the demolition derby. The entry fee is $50 for car and driver.
Ransomville Speedway is also excited to welcome Buster Bison to the track this Friday night. The legendary mascot of the Buffalo Bisons will greet fans as they enter the speedway front gates. Last season Ransomville Speedway made two appearances at Bisons’ home games with Miss Ransomville Mariah Reilly getting the chance to throw out the first pitch.
The Can-Am Thunder Stock Challenge race that has been rained out the past three weeks will be rescheduled for a later date. The Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks will have a regular points race this Friday. The series will now begin this Sunday, May 26, at Humbertsone Speedway in Port Colborne, Ontario.
Pit gates will open at 5 p.m. with grandstands opening at 6 p.m. Racing starts at 7:15 p.m. Grandstand admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and students (age 13-17), $8 for children age 9-12 and kids 8 and under are free. Pit admission is $27 for member, $32 for non-member.
Suites are available to rent for the May 24 program. Suite rentals are a great way to advertise your business at Ransomville Speedway. Race night sponsors receive VIP tickets, pre-race picnic in our pavilion and seats in one of our air-conditioned suites with snacks and beverages. Your business’s name and logo will be featured on the Ransomville Speedway jumbotron with additional activation through PA announcements, social media posts and more. Contact Jenn Martin in the Speedway office at (716) 791-3602 for more information.
87Buf Sports Bar & Nightclub is Niagara Falls’s newest sports bar and music venue. Located at 8676 Buffalo Avenue in Niagara Falls, 87Buf features live music on most weekends and karaoke every Thursday night. You can also catch every game at 87Buf on their 13 TVs. Find out more about 87Buf at 87buf.com or call them at (716) 283-0636.
America runs on Dunkin, and Ransomville Speedway race fans run on Dunkin too. Stop by the Dunkin Donuts just down the street from the speedway at 2560 Youngstown Lockport Rd inside Crosby Mart before or after the races to refuel with coffee, doughnuts, bagels and more. You can also visit the location at 2260 Niagara Falls Boulevard in Niagara Falls.
Triple T Auto Parts is located at 1209 Balmer Rd. in Youngstown. They sell both new and used auto parts. Triple T also purchases junk cars, and can haul away your junker or you can drop it off at their scrapyard. Open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., call Triple T Auto Parts at (716) 745-3973 or (716) 421-4758.
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.