Niagara Gazette — Sanborn’s Chad Brachmann took top honors in the $5,000-to-win Battle at the Border seventy-five lap main event late Wednesday night at Ransomville Speedway, the second of three racing cards scheduled at the dirt track this week.
Brachmann grabbed the lead from Dale Planck on lap five and never looked back as he went on to become only the second winner in the event’s history, joining three-time winner Danny Johnson.
It was just one of several races hosted during Battle at the Border, presented by Waste Management and FinditQuick.com, which also counted toward the DIRTcar Series.
Joey Ladouceur of Alexandria, Ontario captured his first ever Super DIRTcar Series Sportsman event. A 2013 Series rookie, Ladouceur took advantage of his front row starting position and quickly established himself as the leader. He held the lead from start to finish and earned $1,000 in prize money with the victory. Canadians dominated this division, with Gary Lindburg of Ridgeway, Ont. finishing second, followed by Martin Pelletier of St. Robert, Que. Defending track champion Don Spatorico placed fourth while Scott George finished fifth.
Ironically, one of the regular divisions named for one of the Battle’s co-sponsors couldn’t have its feature race. Late evening rain moved in and forced cancellation of the FindItQuick.com main event.
Ransomville will complete a busy week by hosting its regular Friday night race card tonight.
SDS / MIGHTY TACO MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH – Chad Brachmann, Dale Planck, Pete Bicknell, Jimmy Phelps, Jeff McGinnis, Chad Chevalier, Scott Kerwin, Erick Rudolph, Tommy Flannagan, Carey Terrance, Billy Decker, Mat Williamson, Robbie Krull, Phil Vigneri Jr., Mario Clair, David Herbert, Ricky Richner, Steve Schumacher, Ryan Arbitrhout, David Nadeau, Todd Burley, Todd Gordon, Ryan Susice, Mike Bowman, Danny Johnson, Tim McCreadie, Mark D’Lario, John Smith, Zac Aubertine, and Stew Friesen. Heat Winners – Todd Gordon, Mario Clair, Danny Johnson, and Phil Vigneri Jr. Consolation winners – David Nadeau and Steve Schumacher. DNQ – Mike Ward, Nick Joy, Brian Sage, Brett Clark, and Justin Wright.
SDS / INVESTOR’S SERVICES SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH – Joey Ladouceur, Gary Lindburg, Martin Pelletier, Don Spatorico, Scott George, Adam Hilton, James Henry, Billy Coleman, Allan Wills, James Friesen, Mathieu Desjardins, Mark Chiddy, Brett Martin, Andy Smith, Jessica Powers, Nate Reynolds, Brad Rouse, Louis Jackson, Jenna David, Boyd MacTavish, Jesse Cotriss, Rob Clarke, Ricky Thompson, Dave Conant, Justin Sharp, Cody McPherson, Chris Burek, Kevin Wills, Greg Martin, and Bill Mullen. Heat Winners – Allan Wills, Jesse Cotriss, Scott George, and Don Spatorico. Consolation Winners – Nate Reynolds and Mathieu Desjardins.
FINDITQUICK.COM FEATURE FINISH – Rained Out. Heat Winner – Pat O’Keefe