Sid Jeffery Memorial for the Modifieds highlight Hawaiian Night This Friday at the Big R

RANSOMVILLE, NY  – On Friday, August 17, the second annual Sid Jeffery Memorial will be held sponsored by Jeffery Machine, Performance Mfg., Slack Performance, Sunflowers of Sanborn, and Firth Jewelers at Ransomville Speedway on Hawaiian Night. The 2018 edition of the Sid Jeffery Memorial will be held for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, paying $2,000 to win, with over $2,000 being handed out in lap money, making it one of the more lucrative races in the region.

Sid Jeffery was well known in the Ransomville community for many years as he helped out quite a few racers over the years including Jim Borget, Mike Jeffery and most recently Greg Martin. Sid owned the cars in the mid-1980’s through the 90’s that won feature races at Genesee Speedway, Tri-County, Perry Raceway, and all three tracks in the Niagara Region with triumphs at Humberstone, Merrittville and Ransomville with Mike Jeffery behind the wheel. While Mike drove for Sid, he earned the 1988 DIRT Rookie of the Year. The current crew chief for Super DIRTcar Series driver Larry Wight and former crew chief for Billy Decker Scott Jeffery got his start by turning wrenches on the Mike Jeffery racers. Sid came back in 2010 to help Greg Martin with his Sportsman career. The duo won the 2014 Ransomville Speedway Sportsman track championship as well as the RUSH Touring Series Sportsman Championships in 2014 and 2015.

Jeffery Machine is owned and operated by Sid’s son Shawn Jeffery. Jeffery Machine offers a wide range of services from general machining to prototypes. Fabrication, Fixtures, Specialty Jobs, Small Production Items, and new to the stable, Custom Trophies. Feel free to contact Jeffery Machine for a quote. Jeffery Machine is located at 3640 North Ridge Road in Lockport and can be contacted by phone at (716) 434-2710, by fax at (716) 434-2714, by email at and online at

Performance Mfg Inc and Slack Performance is located at 80 Telegraph Road in Middleport and is operated by Jody Herriven and Tim Werth. Performance Manufacturing Corp. operates as a precision machine shop that specializes in product design, CNC machining, fabrication, and welding. The bulk of the company’s work centers on the design and production of go kart parts and components, as well as the Slack Go Kart Racing Chassis. We currently offer over 400 parts and products. Slack Chassis from Performance Manufacturing Corp. After two years as the exclusive American distributor of the Slack Chassis, Performance Manufacturing purchased Slack Performance Karts from Bob Slack in 2004. Performance Mfg. Inc and Slack Performance can be contacted by phone at (716) 735-3500, by fax at (716) 735-3535 or online at and on Facebook.

The Sunflowers of Sanborn is a phenomenon that has taken off over the last couple years on the corner of Baer Road and Saunders Settlement Road in Sanborn. Last year, 150,000 sunflowers were planted and in 2018, even more, sunflowers were planted. Sunflowers of Sanborn is open every day from 8 am till dusk with events planned throughout the months of August and September. The field is on the corner of Baer Road and Saunders Settlement Road in Sanborn and is owned and operated by Chad and Louise Brachmann.

Located just minutes from the Fashion Outlets on Military Road in Niagara Falls, Firth Jewelers is one of the largest single store selection of both jewelry and loose diamonds in Western New York. Since 1946, Firth Jewelers has sold fine jewelry to the people of Western New York. Growing from a simple, one-room store on East Falls Street, Firth’s has over three-generations worth of knowledge to make sure you get the best piece of diamond and jewelry in the region. Firth’s can be contacted online and by phone at (716) 297-2210.

Fans are invited to take part in the Hawaiian Night theme by wearing Hawaiian shirts and more. Look for many members of the Ransomville Speedway staff to be decked out in their best Hawaiian outfits.

Pit gates will open at 5, with grandstands at 6, and showtime is at 7:15 pm! Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors, children 8-12 are $8 and kids 8 and under are admitted FREE! Pit admission is $27 for members and $32 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 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.