Niagara Gazette — Ransomville resident Jim Stone, the defending champion in the FinditQuick.com Fireballs division at Ransomville Speedway, is off to a hot start in 2013, winning his third race of the season on Friday night.
Stone battled with Anthony Hermanson for most of the race, with Stone grabbing the led late. Hermanson fell to third place when the checkered flag was waved. Taking second in the race was Chris Leone of Niagara Falls, with Ashley Harbison and Chris Lederhouse taking fourth and fifth place, respectively.
Pete Bicknell finished first in the Mighty Taco Modified Division feature race Friday night at Ransomville Speedway. The St. Catharines, Ont. native and 12-time champion took an early lead, overtaking rookie Steve Miller in lap four and holding the lead for the duration of the race, holding back a late challenge from Ransomville's own Erick Rudolph, who finished second. Rounding out the top five finishers were Robbie Krull, Chad Brachmann and Steve Schumacher.
In the Investor's Services Sportsman division, defending champion Don Spatorico won his first race of the season, grabbing the lead in the 20th lap of the 25-lap feature race. Greg Martin took second place. Boyd MacTavish finished third, followed by Chris Burek and James Michael Friesen.
Ransomville's Sean Letts earned his second win of the season in the 20-lap Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock division. Following a mid-race restart, Letts took the lead away from Mike Short, who finished second. Jaren Israel came from deep in the pack to finish in third followed by Ken Camidge and Alex Morris.
Mike “That Guy” Kramarz of Niagara Falls won his first event of the season in the feature main race in the Gippster’s Collision 4 Banger division. Kramarz took the lead away from Kenny Washburn III on lap four and would maintain the top spot through the final circuits. Eric Tupper of Lockport challenged Kramarz late but had to settle for second. Rounding out the top five were Mike Hossfeld, Austin Susice, and Kenny Washburn III.
MIGHTY TACO MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH – Pete Bicknell, Erick Rudolph, Robbie Krull. Chad Brachmann, Steve Schumacher, Rich Vinson, Todd Burley, Todd Gordon, Randy Chrysler, Steve Miller, Brian Sage, Ryan Susice, Ricky Richner, Nick Joy, Roger Chrysler, Tommy Flannagan, Chuck Hossfeld, Jeff McGinnis, Justin Wright, Phil Vigneri Jr., John Smith, and Scott Kerwin. Heat Winners – Robbie Krull, Brian Sage, and Rich Vinson.
INVESTOR’S SERVICES SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH – Don Spatorico, Boyd MacTavish, Greg Martin, Chris Burek, James Michael Friesen, Adam Hilton, Matt Farnham, Jesse Cotriss, Scott George, Derrick Borkenhagen, Brett Martin, Allan Wills, Jim Zimmerman, Mike Williams, Phil Vigneri III, James Henry, Rob Clark, Justin Sharp, Billy Coleman, Nate Reynolds, Ed Cain, Bob Winters, and Kevin Wills. Heat Winners – Matt Farnham, Mike Williams, and Greg Martin.
KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCK FEATURE FINISH – Sean Letts, Mike Short, Jaren Israel, Ken Camidge, Alex Morris, Pat Dell, Webb Nashwinter, Kyle Wendt, Brandon Sherwood, Mike Greenawalt, Neil Pafk, Randy Zimmerman, Ryan Stephenson, Austin Hauser, Cliff Brucker, Ricky Washburn, Ron Tuttle, Jesse Johnston, Donald Hermanson, and Brian Lonneville. Heat Winners – Mike Short and Sean Letts. Jason Meyers and Cliff Gregg were scratches after suffering mechanical woes during qualifying action.
FINDITQUICK.COM FIREBALL FEATURE FINISH – Jim Stone, Chris Leone, Anthony Hermanson, Ashley Harbison, Chris Lederhouse, Zack Sam, Patrick OKeefe, Jamie Woods, Chuck Leone, Terry Rutland, and Dave Dussault. Heat Winners – Anthony Hermanson.
GIPPSTER’S COLLISION 4 BANGER FEATURE FINISH – Mike Kramarz, Eric Tupper, Mike Hossfeld, Austin Susice, Kenny Washburn III, Mike Pahl, Eugene Washburn, Brett Senek, Brendan OKeefe, Gordon Gau, Howard Guthrie, Randy Chrysler Jr., Chris Miller, Joey Zimmerman, Ryan Plante, Camille Fuller, Chris Lammerts, Jose Torres, Brett Rowles, Brian Monahan Jr, Corey OKeefe, Jeff York, and Matt Foster. Heat Winners - Chris Miller and Kenny Washburn III.