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May 19, 2013

Nice weather, good racing treat fans at Ransomville

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Ransomville — A total of ninety-eight cars filled the pit area Friday night at Ransomville Speedway set to entertain a grandstand full of race fans. It was a picture perfect day weather-wise as bright blue skies greeted all as they entered the Western New York half mile dirt oval.

Todd Burley of Spencerport turned his season around as he captured the win in the Mighty Taco Modified 30-lap feature main. A blown rear-end on opening week followed by a blown motor on the second week, Burley was struggling early in the year. Burley showed why he has multiple Modified championships under his belt last Friday as he topped the field in a big way and claimed his first win since 2011. Burley took the lead away from Steve Schumacher on lap ten and never looked back. Schumacher came home in second, followed by Tommy Flannagan, Ryan Susice, and Pete Bicknell.

Allan Wills of Ransomville took the lead away from James Henry on a late race caution and held it the remaining distance of the 25-lap Investor’s Services feature main. Wills had to contend with Billy Coleman in the late going but would hold on aboard his #111 Got Milk sponsored entry. Wills became the third different winner of the 2013 season. Coleman finished his season-best in second followed by Scott George, Henry and Kevin Wills. Henry had led the early going aboard his Norampac sponsored #21. 

Pat Dell of Niagara Falls captured the win aboard the twenty lap Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stock main. Dell used a move to the inside of Cliff Brucker on lap thirteen as the field came off turn four to take the lead. Defending champion Alex Morris came into the event tied in points with Dell and would keep that race close as he claimed second in the feature main. Brucker held on for his best feature finish followed by Brian Lonneville and Jason Meyers. Lonneville came from deep in the pack to score his top-five finish after blowing a motor the week prior. The 19-car field put on a great show for the fans as they ran in a tight bunch through the entire twenty lap distance showing that equality reigns in the full fender division. 

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