Niagara Gazette — Ransomville's Ryan Susice picked up his first win of the season Friday night during a Ransomville Speedway schedule that included five feature races and more than 100 cars entered to compete.
Susice's victory came in the feature race of the Mighty Taco Modified division. He took the lead in lap five and pulled away from the remaining field. Fellow Ransomville resident Erick Rudolph finished second after making an early pit stop then emerging from deep in the pack. Ricky Richner, who surrendered to the lead to Susice, held on to take third place while defending division champion Pete Bickell took fourth place, while Robbie Krull rounded out the top finishers.
Jesse Cotriss of Akron, NY also won his first race of the season, this one in the Investor’s Service Sportsman division. Cotriss took an early lead, while Billy Coleman, James Michael Friesen and Justin Sharp battled for second. Coleman spun out on contention following some incidental contact among cars late in the race. Frisen won the battle for second, while Sharp took third. Boyd MacTavish and Nate Reynolds finished fourth and fifth, respectively. An extra bonus for Cotriss was that his win came as part of the VP D98 Sportsman Series as well.
Wilson's Jaren Israel took the checkered flag in the 20-lap Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock main event, emerging after a tough showdown with teeager Jesse Johnston. While Israel took the lead for good in the final laps, Johnston placed second, with Jason Meyers, Alex Morris and Brian Lonneville completing the top five finishers.
North Tonawanda's Mike Hossfeld, who recently moved from the Gippster's Collision 4 Banger division into the FinditQuick.com Fireball class, claimed his first victory in the Fireballs, taking the lead from the opening green flag and holding off a late challenge from defending champ Jim Stone, who finished second. Ashley Harbison, Jim Harbison, and Jamie Woods rounded out the top five.
Mike “That Guy” Kramarz of Niagara Falls won the 4 Bangers feature race, his second victory in the division this season. Kramarz pounced into the division's points lead as well with the win. Austin Susice held on for second followed by Tommy Lalomia, Jeff York, and Brian Monahan.
Jeff York of Niagara Falls claimed the win in the 15-lap 4/6 cylinder enduro, leading the event from start to finish. Jay Eck and Frank DiMino rounded out the top three finishers in a race that was rescheduled from July 20 after heavy rain forced that night's card to be postponed.
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MIGHTY TACO MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH – Ryan Susice, Erick Rudolph, Ricky Richner, Pete Bicknell, Robbie Krull, Scott Kerwin, Jeff McGinnis, Chad Brachmann, John Smith, Tommy Flannagan, Phil Vigneri Jr., Brian Sage, Todd Burley, Steve Schumacher, Brett Clarke, Pat Vigneri, Steve Miller, and Nick Joy. Heat Winners – Ricky Richner and Steve Schumacher.
INVESTOR’S SERVICES SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH – Jesse Cotriss, James Michael Friesen, Justin Sharp, Boyd MacTavish, Nate Reynolds, Don Spatorico, Kevin Wills, Brett Martin, Chris Burek, Greg Martin, Matt Farnham, Rob Clark, Derrick Borkenhagen, Sandy Pembleton, Billy Coleman, Joe Drake, Adam Hilton, Mike Williams, James Henry, Andy Smith, Phil Vigneri III, Jim Zimmerman, Scott George, and Allan Wills. Heat Winner – Greg Martin, Boyd MacTavish, and Brett Martin.
KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCK FEATURE FINISH – Jaren Israel, Jesse Johnston, Jason Meyers, Alex Morris, Brian Lonneville, Ken Camidge, Ricky Washburn, Pat Dell, Randy Zimmerman, Cliff Brucker, Cliff Gregg III, Shawn Parker, Chase Madison, Donald Hermanson, Webb Nashwinter, Ryan Stephenson, Jake Stefanski, Ron Tuttle, Kyle Wendt, and Mike Short. Heat Winners – Cliff Brucker and Alex Morris.
FINDITQUICK.COM FIREBALLS FEATURE FINISH – Mike Hossfeld, Jim Stone, Ashley Harbison, Jim Harbison, Jamie Woods, Chris Leone, Anthony Hermanson, Chuck Leone, Kyle Choboy, Dave Dussault, and Pat OKeefe. Heat Winners – Anthony Hermanson.
GIPPSTER’S COLLISION 4 BANGERS FEATURE FINISH – Mike Kramarz, Austin Susice, Tommy Lalomia, Jeff York, Brian Monahan Jr., Corey OKeefe, Chris Lammerts, Brett Senek, Joey Zimmerman, Ryan Plante, Howard Guthrie, Justin McKay, BobbiLynn Spillman, Robert Berry, Mike Pahl, Tom Ruble, Joseph Kincade, Brenden OKeefe, Camille Fuller, Reuben Coffey, Jose Torres, and Randy Chrysler Jr. Heat Winners – Ryan Plante and Brian Monahan.