Track Championships on the Line for Modifieds and Sportsman, Labor Day Smashtacular Demolition Derby Set for Friday, August 31 at Ransomville Speedway

RANSOMVILLE, NY – Labor Day Weekend is upon us at the Ransomville Speedway as WGR 550, Salerno Snowplowing, Certo Brothers, Snyder Industries, and VanDeMark Chemicals will present the racing program scheduled for Friday, August 31. It is also Team Spirit Night, so fans are encouraged to make signs and show support for their favorite driver. To cap off the night, the Labor Day Smashtacular Demolition Derby will take place.

The racing action will also feature the final points nights for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds and Investors Service Sportsman. Erick Rudolph and Brett Senek are looking for the points titles in the Modifieds and Sportsman respectively.

The Labor Day Smashtacular Demolition Derby pays $1000 to win. Rules are similar to the rules package at the Erie County Fair Demolition Derby. Registration is $40 until Wednesday, August 29. After that, the price will be $50 to register. To register, call the speedway office at (716) 791-3602, email Rules are available online at

WGR Sports Radio 550 is Western New York’s sports authority. Ransomville Speedway announcer Dave “The Dude” Buchanan has his weekly show, “WGR’s Fast Track” every Sunday morning at 11 am during the racing season. Dave talks national and international racing as well as the local racing scene. WGR is also the radio home of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres and is home to local programming such as Howard and Jeremy in the morning, The Instigators, and One Bills Live. You can listen to WGR on the radio at 550AM and online at

Salerno’s Snowplowing and Landscaping clears driveways and parking lots during the winter months and do landscaping work, leveling of stone and dirt piles, bush hogging, lawn rolling, garden tilling and more throughout the rest of the year. Salerno’s Snowplowing and Landscaping can be reached by phone at (716) 940-5741 and on Facebook. They are located at 2761 Ridge Road in Ransomville.

Certo Brothers is a wholesale distributor of beer, wine & spirits established in 1912 by Peter Joe Certo. Certo Brothers is still going strong 100+ YEARS LATER. Certo Brothers distributes Coors Light, Miller Lt, Labatt’s, Molson, and more. Fans 21 years of age and older can enjoy these products at the Ransomville Fire Company Beer Booth.

Incorporated in 1972, Snyder Industries has been a quality-oriented contracted supplier of machined components for the heavy equipment industry. Snyder Industries purchased and installed one of the first CNC Machine tools in all of Western New York back in 1978. Their state-of-the-art facility in North Tonawanda, NY has allowed Snyder Industries to expand their services beyond the region. Today the company enjoys a strong relationship with its customers worldwide and is dedicated to taking a proactive approach to the preservation of these partnerships. For more information on Snyder Industries, log online to Snyder Industries has been longtime supporters of racing at the Big R and have been a sponsor on Erick Rudolph’s racing efforts for several seasons.

Since 1951, VanDeMark Chemicals has specialized in the manufacture of fine chemicals. Headquartered in Lockport, VanDeMark’s expertise is in phosgene and phosgene derivatives, a specialty that requires intense concentration on advanced research and development, excellence in production technology, and strict adherence to the highest standards for safety, security and environmental responsibility. For more information, check them out online at

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.