Modifieds and Sportsman Headline Ransomville Action on Friday

RANSOMVILLE, NY – Ransomville Speedway kicks off the month of September this Friday night as the Barker Lions Club & Stirling Lubricants present the Super DIRTCar Sportsman Series, 358 Modified Tour from Pennsylvania plus the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks and Gippster’s Collision Mini Stocks.

This weekend the Super DIRTCar Sportsman Series makes its annual September swing through the Niagara Region starting Friday night at Ransomville to kick off the five race Western Region schedule. The top Sportsman teams from across the region will be on hand Friday to challenge Ransomville’s best to try to collect as many points toward the DIRTCar championship. The Super DIRTCar Sportsman will do battle for 50 laps on Friday.

Modified racing continues through the final two weeks of the season at Ransomville starting this Friday as the 358 Modified Tour from Pennsylvania comes to town for the very first time. Modified drivers from the Keystone state will go head-to-head with Ransomville’s home track warriors in a 30-lap, $1,500-to-win event.

Ransomville’s full-fendered divisions will continue their championship chases as well. The Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock title is coming down to two-car battle between Cory Sawyer and Pete Stefanski. Both veteran drivers have visited victory lane on four occasions each in 2019, but Sawyer holds a 28 point lead over Stefanski with two points races to go. The rest of the top five spots in Street Stocks points are also up for grabs as third place Anthony Guthrie is ahead of Jaren Israel and Pat Dell by just two points.

The Gippster’s Collision Mini Stock championship battle features Cole Susice ahead of Mike Kramarz by 18 points. Kramarz gained ground on Susice this past Friday as he finished second in the feature while Susice placed ninth after going to a back up car following the heats.

Both divisions will crown their champions during King of the Hill weekend on the weekend of September 13-14.

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.

Stirling Lubricants Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of different cutting oils, stamping oils, quench oils, and way oils. Established over 100 years ago, Stirling Lubricants have become a leader in the field of manufacturing automotive lubricating oils, industrial specialty oil, metal working oils, and more. For more information, log online to 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.

Serving the community since 1947, the Barker Lions Club members are dedicated to improving our community. We mix public service with fun! Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at the Barker Lions Community Building. For more information about becoming a member, find them on Facebook or by phone at 778-7001

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 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.