Kids Get Ransomville Rides; Minis in Spotlight

RANSOMVILLE, NY-The Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks will be featured this Friday night for the annual Richard Wilkinson Memorial. Jetport Restaurant, Niagara Metals, and Tim Hortons will present the program that will also feature the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, Ki Po Motors Street Stocks, and Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman. The popular Kids Rides will also be part of the show.

Passing away at the age of 50 in 2012, Richard “Ricky” Wilkinson could be seen every Friday night watching the action at the Big R. He was an avid race fan and was actively involved in all aspects of racing throughout his life. His brother-in-law, Tim Phillips has been a longtime supporter of racing at Ransomville. Tim’s son Kyle currently runs a 360 Sprint Car throughout the region.

All kids in attendance will have the chance to get a ride in a racecar around the track. Kids Rides will take place prior to the start of the 7:15 pm racing program.

The JetPort Restaurant & Lounge is operated by the Richner family, which has been involved in racing at the “Big R” for decades. The family’s current racing operation spans multiple generations with Ricky Richner competing in the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds with his son, Kyle, racing in the Sportsman division. During these current times, the JetPort Restaurant is open beginning at 7:30 am serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located at 7100 Porter Road in Niagara Falls, the JetPort serves delicious, home-cooked food. Dine-in and take-out options are available. The JetPort can be reached by phone at (716) 297-9778 and on Facebook by searching Jetport Restaurant.

Niagara Metals are the scrap metal specialists! Niagara Metals buys all types and quantities of scrap metal from both businesses and consumers from all over WNY and Southern Ontario. Niagara Metals can be reached online at and has locations in Niagara Falls, Royalton, Buffalo, and Cheektowaga.

Tim Hortons is a multinational fast-food restaurant based in Canada, known for its coffee and donuts. Founded in 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario, by former Buffalo Sabre defenseman Tim Horton, Tim Hortons can be found almost anywhere throughout the region.

Pit gates open at 5 pm, grandstands open at 6 pm, and racing will get underway at 7:15 pm. General admission is $18 for adults, $15 for youth (aged 12-17) and seniors (60+), with kids aged 11 and under admitted FREE. Pit admission is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. More information can be found by visiting the newly designed