RANSOMVILLE, NY – This coming Friday night, “The Greatest Show on Dirt”, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars return to the Ransomville Speedway in the second running of the Big R Outlaw Shootout presented by Busch Beer. The Investors Service Sportsman will also be heating up the track and a fireworks display will light up the sky. The Big R Outlaw Shootout is also sponsored by Stirling Lubricants, Huron Plumbing, Wasik Farms, Stevenson’s Hardware, Krown Undercoating, Relco Systems, and Advanced Demolition Services
After the original race day got re-scheduled to being rained out last season, the Outlaws returned last October and saw one of the fastest tracks of their 2017 season Donny Schatz shattered the previous track record with a 12.629-second lap, which is a 105.472mph lap around the Big R! Out of the 32 World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Cars that took time in qualifying, 30 of them broke the previous track record set back in 1997 by Mark Kinser at a 14.360-second lap. The 2017 edition of the Big R Outlaw Shootout saw “The Steel City Outlaw” Tim Schafer bring home the checkered flag. Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart, Donny Schatz, and David Gravel completed the top five.
Joining the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series is the Investors Service Sportsman division. The Sportsman has been highly contested this season with seven different feature winners. Garrison Krentz, Derek Wagner, Kevin Wills, and most recently Chris Burek have two wins each while Adam Leslie, Cody McPherson, and James Henry bringing home one checkered flag.
Since 1955, Busch Beer has delivered a beer that’s as “crisp and cold as a mountain stream”. Busch Beer consistently delivers a refreshingly smooth taste and easy finish. Fans can enjoy an ice-cold Buschhhh at the Ransomville Fire Company Beer Booth every race night. The Busch Beer lineup includes Busch, Busch Lite, Busch Ice, and Busch NA. Busch Beer can be found on all social media platforms, and online at www.busch.com
Stirling Lubricants is the proud distributor of Champion Racing Oil & Champion Hi-Tech Lubricants! Stirling Lubricants is known as a leading manufacturer and supplier of specialty industrial lubricants that include cutting, stamping, quench, hydraulic, and way oils. Stirling Lubricants is also a distributor for high-quality Castrol Industrial Products and Citgo Automotive, Commercial, and Industrial Lubricants. Established over 100 years ago, Stirling Lubricants have become a leader in the field of manufacturing automotive lubricating oils, industrial specialty oil, metalworking oils, and more. For more information, log online towww.stirlinglubricants.com visit them at 1150 University Avenue in Rochester, NY or give them a call during their office hours during the week from 8-4 Monday through Friday at (585) 461-8310.
Huron Plumbing serves Erie and Niagara Counties. Located on Fillmore Avenue in Tonawanda, Huron Plumbing also offers work heating and air conditioning services. To schedule an appointment, call (716) 692-3950.
Stevenson’s Hardware is a locally owned and operated TrueValue Hardware store located in Downtown Ransomville at 2535 Youngstown Lockport Road. Stevenson’s is the area’s Stihl and Husqvarna dealership. Stevenson’s can be reached by phone by calling (716) 791-3312 and can be found on Facebook.
Owned and operated by “The Ransomville Rocket” Jipp Ortiz, Krown Undercoating offers rust proofing and protection products to extend the life of your vehicle. Krown Undercoating is located at Ed’s Garage, the site of the original Ransomville Speedway in the late 50’s. Both Krown Undercoating and Ed’s Garage can be found at 2662 Youngstown Lockport Road in Ransomville, and by phone at (716) 791-3712.
Relco Systems has been serving our loyal customers with Premier Transportation and logistics services throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico for over 40 years. With its headquarters in Lockport, Relco is North America’s premier transportation and logistics company. For more information about Relco Systems, check out their website at www.relcosystems.com
Advanced Demolition Services is one of the area’s top general contractors. Located in Tonawanda, Advanced Demolition Services can be reached by calling (716) 743-2444.
Pit gates will open at 2 pm. The Will-Call Ticket Window will also open at 2 pm with grandstands opening at 4 pm and hot laps beginning at 6:30 pm, with racing getting underway at 7:15 pm. A limited number of presale tickets are still available by calling 1-844-DIRT-TIX. General admission tickets will also be available the day of the race. Grandstand admission is $40 for adults and seniors. Kids admission is $12 for kids aged 8-12. Pit admission is $35 for members and $40 for non-members.
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 www.ransomvillespeedway.com 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.