RANSOMVILLE, NY – Ransomville Speedway pays tribute to a member of its racing fraternity this Friday with the third annual Sid Jeffery Memorial for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds and Investors Service Sportsman presented by Jeffrey Machine and Performance Manufacturing/Slack Karts.
The Modified portion of the event will pay $2,000 to the winner plus drivers will be eligible for over $2,500 in lap money and contingency awards. Sportsman competitors will be going after a $1,000 top prize and over $1,500 in bonuses and lap money.
Sid Jeffery was well known in the Ransomville racing community as he helped out a number of racers, including Jim Borget, Mike Jeffery and Greg Martin. The father-son combination of Sid and Mike Jeffery won throughout the area in the 1980s and 1990s at tracks, such as, Ransomville, Humberstone, Merrittville, Genesee, Tri-County and Perry and won the DIRT Rookie of the Year title in 1988. Scott Jeffery, who served as crew chief for Larry Wight and Billy Decker on the Super DIRTCar Series, got his start by turning wrenches on the Mike Jeffery racers. Sid Jeffery came back in 2010 to help Greg Martin with his Sportsman career. The duo won the 2014 Ransomville Sportsman track championship as well as the RUSH Touring Series Sportsman Championships in 2014 and 2015.
The inaugural running of the event took place in 2017 for the Sportsman division with Matt Farnham picking up the win. The 358 Modifieds took part in last year’s Sid Jeffery Memorial as Ryan Susice came out on top of a talented field.
The Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks, Gippster’s Collision Mini Stocks and Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman will all be in action this Friday. Pit gates will open at 5 p.m. with grandstands opening at 6 p.m. Racing starts at 7:15 p.m. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and students (ages 13-17 with valid school ID), $8 for children ages 9-12 and kids 8 and under are free. Pit admission is $27 for member, $32 for non-member.
Jeffery Machine of Lockport, N.Y. is owned and operated by Shawn Jeffery. They offer a wide range of services, including general machining, fabrication, fixtures, prototypes, specialty items, small production items,and general machining. They are also known in the motorsports community for the unique trophy designs, and have provided trophies for Ransomville events in the past. Contact Jeffery Machine at (716) 434-2710 or online at www.jefferymachine.com.
Performance Manufacturing and Slack Karts are based in Middleport, N.Y. at 80 Telegraph Road. Performance specializes in the design and production of go-kart parts and components as well as Slack Go-Kart Racing Chassis. They can be reached by phone at (716) 735-3500 or online at www.pmikarts.com.
About Ransomville Speedway: Opened in 1958, 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 3/8-mile DIRTcar sanctioned facility that is the home of the Summer Nationals. Ransomville also features a 1/16-mile Go-Kart track for action on the “Little R” on Thursday nights. For more information, please visit our updated website 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.