Tom Stevens Named Track Photographer at Ransomville Speedway

RANSOMVILLE, NY – Long-time race fan and photographer Tom Stevens has been named the new track photographer at the Ransomville Speedway. Tom will be taking pictures of the action on both Thursday nights for the go-kart program as well as the weekly action on Friday nights at the Big R!

“I started bringing my small camera to the races 10 years ago and posted some pictures on Dirt Track Digest,” Stevens said. “Mike and George over at DTD asked if I wanted to contribute every week so I upgraded my equipment and have been taking pictures ever since” Stevens continued.

One of Tom’s favorite moments behind the lens took place at Ransomville. The first was a photo-finish between Danny Johnson and Erick Rudolph. “My lens was pointed right at the start-finish line between Danny and Erick and it was a great race,” Tom said. “Rudolph would get the win on that Friday night over “The Doctor” by 0.009 of a second. That night, Ryan Susice would win his first track championship.

“My favorite race that I photographed was the last Super DIRT Week at the Fairgrounds. The whole week was amazing and so different than any other race I have covered. I was just glad I got the opportunity to cover the last one held there” Tom added.

If you are looking for a summer job, the Ransomville Speedway is looking for you! Positions are available from the concession stand to officials and more. We are also looking for the 2018 Miss Ransomville. For those interested in being Miss Ransomville, you must be available all weekend long during the annual Ransomville Speedway Car Show March 23-25 at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA and be available for every race night at Ransomville Speedway. For applications for Miss Ransomville and the other available positions, please contact the speedway office at (716) 791-3602, email or by messaging the Ransomville Speedway Facebook page.

The 61st season of racing at Ransomville will start with the registration meetings, set for Saturday, January 20th at the Ransomville Fire Hall. The stock car meeting (Street Stocks and 4 Bangers) will take place at 11 am and the open-wheeled meeting (Modifieds, Sportsman and Novice Sportsman) will begin at 12:30 pm. Pit pads, track memberships, and DIRTcar licenses will be available to purchase.

After the registration meetings, the attention shifts to the car shows that Ransomville will be involved with. The first is the annual Motorsports Expo at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse March 10-11 and the second will be the annual car show at the Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA March 23-25.

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.