By STEVEN PETTEY
RANSOMVILLE, NY – Ridgeway, Ontario’s Gary Lindberg won the inaugural visit by the BRP Modified Tour at Ransomville Speedway as Investors Service and Bailey Brothers Landscaping presented day two of King of the Hill Weekend. Pete Stefanski from Wheatfield, NY won the main event for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks while Hagersville, Ontario’s Dave Bailey won the CanAm Challenge title between Ransomville and Humberstone Speedway. “The Notorious One” Chris Leone won his fourth main event of the season for the Gippsters Collision Mini Stocks while Ransomville’s Cole Susice won the track championship. on the Sportsman/Novice Shootout for the Investors Service Sportsman and Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman.
Multi-time series champion Rex King Sr and Jim Rasey were on the front row for the BRP Modified Tour’s inaugural visit to the Big R for their 35-lap event with King Sr showing the way early. Steve Barr slowed on the front straightaway to bring out the races’ first caution with three laps complete. The restart would see Sr continue to show the way as Rex Jr would take third place away. Racey would take the lead on lap six and Alan Johnson would move into second as King Sr got loose off turn two. Johnson would real in leader Rasey while working lap traffic. Rex King Jr brought out the caution on lap 15 after spinning in turn three. On the restart, Gary Lindberg would move into third and battling with Johnson for second. AJ Slideways would pass Racey for the lead with 15 to go. Lindberg would reel in Johnson for the lead with 10 laps remaining. Lindberg would complete the pass while working the outside of the racetrack to take the lead away with nine laps remaining. Justin Hears would move into second after a lap 27 restart. Lindberg would pull away late in the event and would go on to score the win. Hears, Brachmann, Johnson, and James Sweeting would complete the top five.
Chris Dziomba and Pete Stefanski would bring KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks to the green flag for the King of the Hill 75 with Stefanski showing the way. Anthony Guthrie would move into second with Dave Bailey moving into third. Bailey would move into second on lap seven, just as Stefanski was about to put a lap on backmarkers. Bailey would be able to reel in Stefanski while in lap traffic but Stefanski would be able to hold the lead. Ryan Beagle spun on the back straightaway to bring out the races first caution on lap 24, erasing a near second lead for Stefanski. On the restart, Bailey and Stefanski would battle and exchange the lead several times with Stefanski edging out Bailey to lead at the lap 35 break. The second segment would start with Stefanski continuing to show the way as Jaren Israel passed Christopher Hale to move into position number six. Casey Jonathan slowed to bring out the caution on lap 40. The restart saw Israel move up into fourth place as Stefanski, Bailey, and Billy Bleich continued to be in the top three positions. Israel would challenge Bleich for third on lap 55 but Bleich would be able to keep the position. Bailey would close in on Stefanski in the late going and would challenge for the lead. Stefanski would hold off Bailey for the win.
Matt Hornquist and Chris Leone were on the front row for the Gippsters Collision Mini Stocks main event with Leone showing the way. Leone and Hornquist would pull away from the rest of the field as Cole Susice moved up through the field from his eleventh starting spot and would battle with Steve Matson for third place at the races’ halfway mark. Susice would complete the pass while working lap traffic with less than five laps remaining. Leone would hold off Hornquist to score the feature win.
Alex Payne and Darrell Borkenhagen were on the front row for the Sportsman/Novice Shootout with Payne showing the way as Derek Wagner and Andrew Smith moved into second and third. Off a lap five restart, Wagner would take the lead away as Garrison Krentz passed Andrew Smith to take over third place. Krentz would then pass Payne to take over second and would go after Wagner for the lead. Brian Harris would bring out the caution after coming to a stop in turn three after being several laps down with 11 laps remaining. On the restart, Andrew Smith would capitalize on a mistake to take over second as Wagner continued to lead. Wagner would hold off Smith to score the win.
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RACE RESULTS –INVESTORS SERVICE, BAILEY BROTHERS NIGHT
BRP MODIFIED TOUR: GARY LINDBERG, Justin Haers, Chad Brachmann, Alan Johnson, James Sweeting, Ryan Susice, Rex King Sr, Rex King Jr, Greg Martin, Justin Wright, Jim Rasey, Shannon Whaley, Kyle Fink, Kevin Hoffman, Paul Kot, Skip Moore, Jesse Cotriss, Ralph McBride, Max Smoker, Rick Regalski, Steve Barr, Rick Richner, Dave Murdick, Brad Rapp, JR McGinley, Phil Vigneri III Failed to Qualify: Mike Williams, Steve Lewis Jr, Mark Frankhouser, Scott Kay, Dillon Barr
Qualifying Winners: Rex King Jr, Gary Lindberg, Ryan Susice, Rex King Sr
Last Chance Qualifier: Rick Regalski
KiPo Motors Street Stocks: PETE STEFANSKI, Dave Bailey, Billy Bleich Jr, Pat Dell, Jaren Israel, Ryan Beagle, Christopher Hale, Dave Small, Anthony Guthrie, Chris Dziomba, Jarrod Brown, Zack Bleich, Kasey Huffman, Kevin Kocarik, Mike Kramarz, Dan Korpanty, Ryan Rozelle, Go Fast Teeple, Casey Jonathan
Qualifying Winners: Pete Stefanski, Mike Kramarz
Gippster’s Collision Mini Stocks: CHRIS LEONE, Matt Hornquist, Cole Susice, Steve Matson, Chuck Cala, Chad Lederhouse, Ryan Plante, Leroy Buscumb, Brian Melcher, Anthony Hermanson, Jeffrey Wynes
Qualifying Winners: Matt Hornquist, Chad Lederhouse
Track Champion: Cole Susice
Sportsman/Novice Shootout: DEREK WAGNER, Andrew Smith, Alex Payne, Garrison Krentz, Robbie Johnston, Darrell Borkenhagen, Steve Slater, Mike Martin, Ken Camidge, Brandon Grover, Dave DiPietro, Orval Harris, Cliff Gregg Jr, Nathan Peattie, Tyler Vinson, Brian Harris
Qualifying Winners: Andrew Smith, Derek Wagner