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BRP MODIFIED TOUR RETURNS TO RANSOMVILLE IN 2020

RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. (December 1, 2019) – Ransomville Speedway will welcome back the stars and cars of the BRP Modified Tour on September 11, 2020, following a successful first visit by the series to the “Big R” this past season.

Last September, Gary Lindberg of Ridgeway, Ontario bested a star-studded field of Modifieds in the inaugural visit by the BRP Tour. Justin Haers, Chad Brachmann, Alan Johnson and James Sweeting rounded out the top five in that event. Rex King, Jr. placed eighth to lock up the 2019 BRP Modified Tour championship. 

This addition to the 2020 schedule means that Modified racing will continue at the “Big R” in the final two weeks of the season once weekly DIRTcar points end for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds on Labor Day weekend. The Friday, September 11 program will also feature a Sportsman/Novice Sportsman shootout, Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks and Mini Stocks. 

Ransomville Speedway will be announcing additional special events for the 2020 season in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to the speedway’s website and social media channels for the latest news.

Additional marketing opportunities for the 2020 racing season at Ransomville are now available. We have a variety of ways for your company’s message to reach our fans. Busch VIP suite rentals are also available for the upcoming year. Contact Jenn Martin at the speedway office at (716) 791-3602 to lock in your group or company’s date.

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.

EMPIRE SUPER SPRINTS RETURN TO RANSOMVILLE IN 2020


RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. (November 25, 2019) –
Ransomville Speedway will welcome back The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints for the first time in over 10 years when the winged sprint cars take to the “Big R” on August 14, 2020 in a special doubleheader with the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds. 

The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints (ESS) is one of the most prominent touring series for 360 Sprint Cars in our region, holding events across New York, Ontario and Quebec. Paulie Colagiovanni of Cicero, N.Y. was recently crowned the 2019 ESS tour champion after amassing seven wins this past season. Chuck Hebing, Jonathan Preston, Jason Barney, Billy VanInwegen and Davie Franek were among the notable drivers to also take home a checkered flag with the ESS in 2019.

The ESS were regular visitors to Ransomville in the late 1980s and 1990s. Their last race at the “Big R” came in 2009 when Jason Barney claimed the victory. Gordy Button, Mike Van Dusen, John Birosh, Tom Taber, George Suprick, Craig Keel and Lance Yonge have also visited victory lane at the facility in ESS competition. 

A twin bill of 358 Modifieds and Sprints will make for a can’t miss show on Friday, August 14. The Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman will also be in action that night. 

Tom Stevens DTD Photo

OUTLAWED 358 MODIFIED TOUR TO BE PART OF RANSOMVILLE’S KING OF THE HILL IN 2020

RANSOMVILLE, N.Y. (November 11, 2019) – Even though it is the final race on the Ransomville Speedway schedule, the 2020 edition of the King of the Hill, which will take place on Friday, September 18, is quickly coming into focus. 

The 358 Modifieds will be part of the King of the Hill for the second-straight season as the Outlawed Small Block Modified Tour out of Pennsylvania returns to the “Big R”. Last season, Phil Vigneri III claimed his first career Ransomville 358 Modified victory in the first ever visit by the Outlawed Small Block Tour, formerly known as the PA Modified Tour. The race featured a competitive mix of Ransomville regulars and invaders from the Keystone State. 

The traditional 75-lap King of the Hill Street Stock race will also take place on Friday, September 18. Pete Stefanski added another KOTH win to his resume last season as he held off Canadian Dave Bailey to pick up the victory. The full slate of divisions taking part in the King of the Hill will be unveiled in the coming weeks. 

Track management is finalizing the details for several other special events for the upcoming season. Stay tuned to the Ransomville Speedway website and social media channels for the latest news. 

Track sponsorships, marketing partnerships and VIP suites sales for next season have also begun. Contact Jenn Martin at the speedway office at (716) 791-3602 to lock in your company’s dates for 2020.  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.