Mackenzie Kulesza Memorial to Open Ransomville’s 63rd Season

RANSOMVILLE, NY – With the rainout this past Friday night, Ransomville Speedway will try again and open the gates for the first time in 2021 on Friday, May 14 with the running of the Mackenzie Kulesza Memorial for the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks. The 36-lap event is in honor of Mackenzie Kulesza, the 11-year-old who died tragically following a car accident in November 2020.

Prior to the race, a Chinese Auction will take place behind the grandstands, with proceeds benefiting Mercy Flight. Some of the items include autograph memorabilia and collectibles from NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt Jr and Tony Stewart, as well as current superstars Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch. Apparel from various drivers from across the region including multi-time Ransomville winner Brett Hearn and a $200 golf package from Willowbrook Golf Course is just some of the items that could be won.

For the drivers, a lap sponsorship program and other contingencies will be handed out in hopes of making this race the most prestigious 4-Cylinder Mini Stock race in New York State. Currently, we are over $2,800 in lap money and over $1,000 in contingencies. Look for drivers representing tracks all over the region to come to Ransomville and compete in this special race.

A full Ransomville racing program of Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Investor’s Service Sportsman, KiPo Motors Street Stocks, and Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman will all be on the card. All of these features will see the drivers that set quick time during Test, Tune, and Time start on the front row for the first points race of the season this coming Friday night.  Cole Susice and Matt Hornquist, who set quick time during Test, Tune, and Time will start on the front row for the May 21st feature event for the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks.

Pit gates will open at 5:00 pm with grandstands opening at 6:00 pm and racing will begin at 7:15 pm. The race will be streamed on A link to purchase the stream will be available on and on Ransomville’s social media pages.

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.