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.
Jim Stone of Ransomville captured his second FinditQuick.com Fireball 12-lap feature main in as many weeks aboard his #75 machine. Stone is the defending champion in the division and looks to be in championship mode early on in 2013 as he won back to back features. Chris Leone will also be a contender for that title as he enjoyed another consistent top-five finish, coming in second. Zack Sam came home third aboard his #104 followed by Matt Hartsock and Dave Dussault. It was a tough break for hotshoe Jamie Woods who lost a tire on lap four.
Brett Senek of Newfane took top honors aboard the Gippster’s Collision 4 Banger 12-lap feature main. Senek took the lead at the drop of the green and held it the entire distance. Senek had led both of the two previous features of 2013 but would suffer mechanical woes. This would not be the case last Friday as he showed the field the quick way around. Mike “That Guy” Kramarz came home with a solid second place finish followed by May 10th’s winner Austin Susice, Jason Fuller and Zack Nash.
Scott Kerwin of Newfane took the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WNY and National Maintenance Contracting Corporation sponsored machine to the win in the rained out feature main from May 10th. Kerwin took the lead away from John Smith on lap three and would maintain the point position through the final thirty laps. Having suffered a bit of a dismal start to 2013, the BCL Racing team certainly turned things around last Friday and visited victory lane. Erick Rudolph came from the back of the pack to finish in second aboard his Snyder Industries sponsored #25 followed by defending champion Pete Bicknell, Rich Vinson and Ricky Richner.
MIGHTY TACO MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH – TODD BURLEY, Steve Schumacher, Tommy Flannigan, Ryan Susice, Pete Bicknell, Jeff McGinnis, Chad Brachmann, Robbie Krull, Brian Sage, Erick Rudolph, Ricky Richner, Scott Kerwin, Justin Wright, John Smith, Nick Joy, Steve Miller, Rich Vinson, and Phil Vigneri Jr. Brian Sage and Ryan Susice.
MIGHTY TACO MODIFIED FEATURE FINISH (May 10th) – SCOTT KERWIN, Erick Rudolph, Pete Bicknell, Rich Vinson, Ricky Richner, Justin Wright, Ryan Susice, Chad Brachmann, Brian Sage, Robbie Krull, Todd Burley, Jeff McGinnis, Steve Schumacher, Tommy Flannagan, Steve Miller, John Smith, Nick Joy, Pat Vigneri and Phil Vigneri Jr.
INVESTOR’S SERVICES SPORTSMAN FEATURE FINISH – ALLAN WILLS, Billy Coleman, Scott George, James Henry, Kevin Wills, Justin Sharp, Don Spatorico, Jesse Cotriss, Mike Williams, James Michael Friesen, Nate Reynolds, Adam Hilton, Matt Farnham, Chrs Burek, Bob Winters, Brett Martin, Boyd MacTavish, Phil Vigneri III, Greg Martin, Derrick Borkenhagen, Jim Zimmerman and Ken Washburn. Heat Winners – Greg Martin, Billy Coleman and Jesse Cotriss.
KI-PO CHEVROLET STREET STOCK FEATURE FINISH – PAT DELL, Alex Morris, Cliff Brucker, Brian Lonneville, Jason Meyers, Mike Short, Kyle Wendt, Neil Pafk, Randy Zimmerman, Ryan Stephenson, Mike Greenawalt, Jesse Johnston, Jaren Israel, Ricky Washburn, Cliff Gregg III, Webb Nashwinter, Ken Camidge, Donald Hermanson and Sean Letts. Heat Winners – Ken Camidge and Cliff Brucker.
FINDITQUICK.COM FIREBALL FEATURE FINISH – JIM STONE, Chris Leone, Zack Sam, Matt Hartsock, Dave Dussault, Ashley Harbison, Chuck Leone, Chris Lederhouse, Anthony Hermanson, Jamie Woods and Patrick OKeefe. Heat Winner – Matt Hartsock.
GIPPSTER’S COLLISION 4 BANGER FEATURE FINISH – BRETT SENEK, Mike Kramarz, Austin Susice, Jason Fuller, Zack Nash, Jeff York, Ryan Plante, Eric Tupper, Gordon Gau, Howard Guthrie, Mike Pahl, Joey Zimmerman, Camille Fuller, Brett Rowles, Eugene Washburn, Matt Foster, Chris Miller, Brian Monahan Jr., Jeffrey Sonnenburg, Ken Washburn III, Brendan OKeefe, Chris Lammerts, Jose Torres, Corey OKeefe and Randy Chrysler Jr.. Heat Winners – Matt Foster and Jason Fuller.