ESS Returns to Ransomville for King of the Hill September 17

RANSOMVILLE, NY – The long-running King of the Hill at the Ransomville Speedway will be adding another chapter to the history books of the event in 2021. The September 17th racing program will feature the return of the Empire Super Sprints along with the opening of rules for the Street Stock King of the Hill.

For the first time since 2009, the Empire Super Sprints will make their triumphant return to Ransomville. Past Series champion Jason Barney won the race back in 2009. Mike VanDusen won the inaugural visit in 1988 and repeated in 1989. John Birosh and Tom Tabor each won three ESS events, with Lance Younge and Craig Keel winning on two occasions each. Phil Mott, George Suprick III, Rob Dietrick, and Steve Dow each have one Ransomville victory in ESS competition.

The KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks will be racing alongside the Hobby Stocks/Pure Stocks from Land of Legends Raceway, Outlaw Speedway, Freedom Motorsports Park, and the Woodhull Raceway as the rules have been opened to allow those cars to come to compete at the “Big R”. The race will be 30 laps in distance and will be paying $500 to win $300 for second place and $200 for third.

King of the Hill night will also feature the season championship event for the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks along with the Investor’s Service Sportsman/Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman Shootout. Pit gates will open at 5 pm with grandstands opening at 6 pm and racing will get underway at 7:15 pm. For those who cannot attend, the entire racing program will be streamed live on

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 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.