Niagara Gazette — Ransomville Speedway wrapped up a busy week late Friday, hosting the last of three race cards scheduled within a four-day span. Two of the nights were planned, with the third added to make up for a rain delay earlier in the season.
Newfane resident Scott Kerwin captured his second win of the season in the Mighty Taco Modified division, taking the lead from the start and holding it firmly through the race's 30 laps. Pete Bicknell finished second, while Justin Wright and rivals Ryan Susice and Erick Rudolph rounded out the top five finishers.
Wilson's Chris Burek captured his first checkered flag of the season, winning the feature race in the Investor’s Services Sportsman division. Like Kerwin, Burek took control at the start of the 25-lap race and held it until the finish. Greg Martin finished second, while Justin Sharp took third for his best finish so far this season. James Henry and James Michael Friesen rounded out the top five.
Brian Lonneville of Sanborn became the seventh different winner in the Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock division, losing his initial lead in the ninth lap but regaining it in the 17th lap. Jaren Israel, who grabbed the lead from Lonneville, fell to third place behind Lonneville and second-place finisher Jake Stefanski. Pat Dell and defending champion Alex Morris completed the top five.
Ashley Harbison of Ransomville captured her first career win in the FinditQuick.com Fireball division, in a feature race rescheduled from Wednesday as the result of rain. Harbison defeated her nearest challenger, Jim Stone, by an estimated ten car lengths. Her brother, Jim Harbison, won the second feature race in the Fireball division.
Austin Susice of Ransomville notched his second win of 2013 aboard the twelve lap Gippster’s Collision 4 Banger main event. Mike Kramarz finished second in the race but took the points lead in the division.
MIGHTY TACO MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH – Scott Kerwin, Pete Bicknell, Justin Wright, Ryan Susice, Erick Rudolph, Tommy Flannigan, Chad Brachmann, Jeff McGinnis, Robbie Krull, Steve Schumacher, Todd Burley, Brian Sage, Phil Vigneri Jr., Nick Joy, John Smith, and Ricky Richner. Heat Winners – Scott Kerwin and Steve Schumacher.
INVESTOR’S SERVICES SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH – Chris Burek, Greg Martin, Justin Sharp, James Henry, James Michael Friesen, Jesse Cotriss, Adam Hilton, Phil Vigneri Jr., Don Spatorico, Boyd MacTavish, Derek Smith, Brett Martin, Andy Smith, Billy Coleman, Bob Winters, Kevin Wills, Derrick Borkenhagen, Allan Wills, Rob Clarke, Scott George, Nate Reynolds, Mike Williams, Jim Zimmerman, and Dave Conant. Heat Winners – Chris Burek, Brett Martin, and Mike Williams.
KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCK FEATURE FINISH – Brian Lonneville, Jake Stefanski, Jaren Israel, Pat Dell, Alex Morris, Jason Meyers, Jesse Johnston, Webb Nashwinter, Ryan Stephenson, Cliff Brucker, Cliff Gregg, Shawn Parker, Ken Camidge, Don Hermanson, Mike Short, Chase Madison, Ron Tuttle, Randy Zimmerman, and Sean Letts. Heat Winners — Webb Nashwinter and Alex Morris.
FINDITQUICK.COM FIREBALL FEATURE – Jim Harbison, Chris Leone, Jim Stone, Ashley Harbison, Patrick OKeefe, Mike Hossfeld, Chuck Leone, Chris Lederhouse, Jamie Woods, Kyle Choboy, Don Spillman Jr., Anthony Hermanson, and Dave Dussault. Heat Winner – Pat O’Keefe.
FINDITQUICK.COM FIREBALL FEATURE FINISH (Rescheduled from July 3) – Ashley Harbison, Jim Stone, Patrick OKeefe, Chris Leone, Mike Hossfeld, Anthony Hermanson, Jim Harbison, Chris Lederhouse, Dave Dussault, Chuck Leone, Don Spillman, Brendan OKeefe, Kyle Choboy, Jeff Sonnenburg, and Matt Hartsock.
GIPPSTER’S COLLISION 4 BANGER FEATURE FINISH – Austin Susice, Mike Kramarz, Jose Torres, Eric Tupper, Brett Senek, Brian Monahan Jr., Ryan Plante, Joey Zimmerman, Mike Pahl, Tom Ruble, Jason Fuller, Corey OKeefe, Trevor Goble, Brenden OKeefe, Howard Guthrie, BobbiLynn Spillman, Justin McKay, Joseph Kincade, Camille Fuller, Chris Miller, Chris Lammerts, Kyle Sharkey, and Robert Berry. Heat Winners – Brian Monahan and Austin Susice.