Niagara Gazette — RANSOMVILLE — Rain forced officials at Ransomville Speedway to postpone its Mighty Taco Modified main event Friday night but the feature races in other divisions were held before the weather turned.
The rain shortened the Investor's Services Sportsman feature race in the 19th of 25 scheduled laps. Brett Martin of Burt was leading the race and awarded the win.
One week after rolling out a new hot rod, Jaren Israel of Wilson won the 20-lap feature race in the Ki-Po Chevrolet Streetstock division, taking advantage when Brian Lonneville's mechanical problems cost him the lead in the 18th lap. Israel grabbed the lead and held back a challenge by Mike Greenawalt to take the checkered flag.
Mechanical problems in the seventh lap also cost Anthony Hermanson a chance to win the FinditQuick.com Fireball main event. Ransomville's Jim Stone took the lead then held back Jim Harbison for the win. Pat O'Keefe, meanwhile, flipped his car after making contact with a concrete wall in the third lap. According to track officials, he "emerged a-okay" though his car was seriously damaged.
Fellow Ransomville resident Austin Susice took the flag in the Gippster’s Collision 4 Banger feature main race.
To make up for Friday's rain, Ransomville Speedway will host a double main event in the Modified division next Friday, May 17.
MIGHTY TACO MODIFIEDS FEATURE FINISH – Postponed until May 17 (weather). Heat Winners – Brian Sage and John Smith.
INVESTOR’S SERVICES SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH – Brett Martin, Adam Hilton, Bobby Winters, Jesse Cotriss, Justin Sharp, James Friesen, Scott George, Nate Reynolds, Don Spatorico, Matt Farnham, Greg Martin, Boyd MacTavish, Kevin Wills, Chris Burek, Billy Coleman, Phil Vigneri III, James Zimmerman, Allan Wills, Mike Williams, Derrick Borkenhagen, James Henry, and Bob Morrison. Heat Winners – Justin Sharp, Brett Martin, and Adam Hilton.
KI-PO CHEVROLET STREETSTOCK FEATURE FINISH – Jaren Israel, Mike Greenawalt, Webb Nashwinter, Pat Dell, Jason Meyers, Alex Morris, Mike Short, Jesse Johnston, Neil Pafk, Kyle Wendt, Sean Letts, Ken Camidge, Andrew Neiderhoffer, Ryan Stephenson, Cliff Brucker, Cliff Gregg III, Brian Lonneville, and Austin Hauser. Heat Winners – Mike Short and Sean Letts.
FINDITQUICK.COM FIREBALL FEATURE FINISH – Jim Stone, Jim Harbison, Zack Sam, Chris Lederhouse, Chris Leone, Dave Dussault, Ashley Harbison, Anthony Hermanson, Matt Hartsock, and Pat OKeefe. Heat Winner – Anthony Hermanson. GIPPSTER’S COLLISION 4 BANGER FEATURE FINISH – Austin Susice, Jose Torres, Mike Hossfeld, Corey OKeefe, Eric Tupper, Ken Washburn III, Eugene Washburn, Camille Fuller, Brian Monahan Jr., Brendan OKeefe, Howard Guthrie, Chris Miller, Mike Pahl, Brett Senek, Jeff York, Randy Chrysler Jr., Ryan Plante, Chris Lammerts, Mike Kramarz, Zack Nash, Brett Rowles, Todd Edsell, and Kyle Sharkey. Heat Winners – Kyle Sharkey and Brett Senek.