Derek Wagner Wins Sportsman Feature Before Mother Nature Washes Out Program at Ransomville

RANSOMVILLE, NY – Derek Wagner from Middleport, NY won his first Investors Service Sportsman feature of the season, making it the seventh different winner in the division so far in 2018. The rest of the program was washed out due to Mother Nature.

Kyle Wendt and Cameron Tuttle were on the front row for the Investor’s Service Sportsman feature with Wendt showing the way with AJ Custodi moving into second place. Custodi would take the lead on lap two with Derek Wagner moving into second with Dave DiPietro racing in third. Wagner would close in on Custodi on lap 10 and would challenge for the lead before the halfway mark. With Custodi and Wagner battling for the lead, this would allow Dave DiPietro, Austin Susice, and Chris Burek to all close in on the battle for the lead. Custodi and Wagner would trade cross-over moves a couple of times before Wagner getting the lead away on lap 20, just before Andrew Smith brought out the races’ lone caution. The final five-lap sprint would see Wagner hold off DiPietro and Chris Burek to score the win, his first of the season. DiPietro, Burek, Susice, and James Henry would complete the top five.

Qualifying heats were held for the rest of the five-division card with Jesse Cotriss, Tommy Flannigan, and Kenny Wills scoring the heat race wins in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds. Joey Zimmerman and Bryce Richardson won the heat races in the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks. Steve Matson and Ryan Plante won the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers heat races while Cody Wolfe and Bubby Pawlak scored the qualifying heat events in the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman.

Track management will announce a schedule to when double features will be held for the Street Stocks, 4 Bangers, and Novice Sportsman over the next few weeks. The Modifieds will run double features next Friday, June 29.

NEWS AND NOTES:  76 cars signed in pitside. The Kids Bicycle Race will be rescheduled for a date later in the season.

Farmers Insurance and Moley Magnetics will present the racing action next Friday night featuring a full card of racing and Independence Holiday FIREWORKS! The Krown Undercoating Modifieds will be running double features. Pit gates open at 5 pm, grandstand gates at 6 pm, with racing at 7:15 pm.


Investors Service Sportsman: DEREK WAGNER, Dave DiPietro, Chris Burek, Austin Susice, James Henry, Brett Senek, Kyle Wendt, Garrison Krentz, Justin McKay, AJ Custodi, Cameron Tuttle, Dustin Gorhan, Kevin Wills, Andy Smith, Billy Coleman, Jonathan Reid, Robbie Johnston

Qualifying Winners: Cameron Tuttle, Dave DiPietro, Justin McKay