Chad Brachmann and Erick Rudolph Ready to Win a Gator

RANSOMVILLE, NY – As the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series start their 2018 campaign at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida during the DIRTcar Nationals, two of Ransomville Speedway’s best are heading south to begin their season. For Chad Brachmann and Erick Rudolph, they are both excited to get their 2018 season underway down in the Sunshine state.

“CB3” Chad Brachmann will be heading to Volusia driving for Western Pennsylvania driver and owner Rick Regalski. “I am very excited to race for Rick Regalski down in Florida”, Brachmann said. Chad has had success driving for his family team as well as for other car owners. “It is harder driving for myself because of the financial responsibility. But as a driver, I have to do my job, whether it be for my family team or for an owner”, Brachmann added. Chad’s Florida deal is owned by Regalski, with support from Chad’s father Mike, brother Corey, Chad’s Merrittville Speedway car owner Chris Bellamy and sponsor support from the Rockhouse Bar & Grill and S&B Industrial.

When third-generation driver Erick Rudolph heads to Volusia, he will already have three races under his belt. Rudolph has had a successful indoor season driving a TQ Midget for Mark Laffler. Like Brachmann, Rudolph is looking forward to running at Volusia. “I’ve ran well at Volusia in the past and hope to continue the momentum we had in 2017”, Rudolph said. During the DIRTcar Nationals last season, Erick posted a fifth and sixth-place finish in the two events that the Super DIRTcar Series was able to get in. Erick will be behind the wheel of the 25r, Reaching One More for Jesus, Randy’s Smoke Shop entry for car owner Randy Chrysler. “We had a good year in the Chrysler car in 2017 and hope that I can carry that momentum into Florida and into 2018. I have confidence in all three of my race teams and hope to have a successful 2018 season”.

Chad and Erick will be racing against the best of the best in what the Super DIRTcar Series has to offer, including six-time and defending Series champion “Super Matt” Matt Sheppard, “The Jet” Brett Hearn, young gun “Mad Max” Max McLaughlin and more during their five nights of action at Volusia Speedway Park. The Ransomville Speedway wishes Chad and Erick the best of luck and hopes that they bring a Big Gator back to Ransomville with them.

For those fans who are unable to make the trip the Sunshine State to watch in person, you can watch all the action from the DIRTcar Nationals through

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.