Kerwin gets Western Region win at Ransomville

Mat Williamson won his third Krown Undercoating Modified feature of the season and Erick Rudolph (Ransomville) won his second consecutive divisional title as Hy-Tech Concrete, WNY Heroes, National Maintenance Contracting Corporation, Lawns Unlimited, and Try-It Distributing (Busch Beer) presented Season Championship Night for Modifieds, Sportsman, and Novice Sportsman on Friday at the Ransomville Speedway.

Kyle Inman won his third Investors Service Sportsman feature of the season; Brett Senek (Ransomville) won his second consecutive division title; Bubby Pawlak (Wilson) scored his fifth Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature win while Butch Zimmerman and Mike Martin were crowned co-division champions. Pete Stefanski (Wheatfield) won the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stock feature; Matt Hornquist scored his first Gippsters Collision Mini Stock feature of the season.

Mike Bowman and Mike Williams were on the front row for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds feature with Bowman showing the way. Rudolph would take over third early and would go after Chad Brachmann for second place as Williamson and Ryan Susice raced in the top five.

Allan Wills spun in turn three to bring out the race's first caution on lap eight. On the restart, Williamson moved into second away from Brachmann and would go after race leader Bowman. The leaders would hit lap traffic at the halfway mark as Bowman, Williamson, and Rudolph would pull away from the rest of the field.

Gary Lindberg would hit the turn three wall to bring out the caution on lap 24. On the restart, Williamson would take the lead away from Bowman as Ryan Susice moved up and would take third position away from Rudolph. Williamson checked out on the field and would go on to score the feature win. Rudolph won his second straight track title by 17 over Williamson.

Kevin Wills and Garrison Krentz led the Investors Service Sportsman to the green flag for their 25-lap main event with Krentz showing the way. Krentz continued to show the way as Inman raced in second. Inman would take lead away from Krentz on lap six and would open up his lead over the balance of the field.

Derek Wagner would challenge Krentz for second place as defending divisional champion Senek raced in sixth place. Senek would move around Noah Walker to re-enter the top five at the halfway mark. Senek would pass Robbie Johnston to take over fourth place with six laps remaining. Inman would pull away to score the win, his third of the season. Dave DiPietro won a Hoosier Tire during a drawing post-race.

Pawlak and Kyle Richner brought the Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman to the green flag for their final points main event with Pawlak jumping into the lead. Off a lap three restart, Pawlak would reclaim the lead as the race was on for the points title as Butch Zimmerman and Mike Martin battled for position. Martin would move into third with Zimmerman racing in fourth. Zimmerman led Martin by two points going into Championship night.

The late race restart would see Pawlak still leading Sam Junkin with Martin and Zimmerman racing in third and fourth. Pawlak would go on to score the feature win. Jordan Moden received a Hoosier Tire post-race.

“Showtime” Jaren Israel and Pat Dell set the pace in the KiPo Motors Street Stocks feature event with Israel showing the way with Dell and Stefanski racing in second and third. The top three would go three-wide for the lead with Stefanski and Dell clearing Israel, who suffered front end damage.

Israel would pull into the pits to bring out the races first caution on lap four. Stefanski would take the lead away on the restart as Cory moved into third place. Sawyer would clear Dell to move into second on lap five and would start to go after Stefanski. Stefanski would pull away to score the feature win.

Steve Matson and Dave Dussault led the Gippsters Collision Mini Stocks to the green flag for their feature event with Dussault showing the way with Mike Kramarz and Chuck Cala racing in top three. Kramarz would take over the lead on lap five with Cala, Hornquist, Nick Tarnowski, and Dussault raced in the top five. Hornquist would catch and pass Kramarz for the lead on lap 11 and would start to pull away and would go on to score his first victory of the season.

The 4d of Danny Myto, Joe Hallack, and Austin Wilson were the top three remaining in the Triple T Auto Demolition Derby. Myto was declared the winner.

Barker Lions Club will present the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series 50 next Friday. The 358 Modified Tour will also make their first appearance at the Big R with the KiPo Motors Street Stocks and Gippsters Collision Mini Stocks will round out the racing card. Pit gates will open at 5 p.m. with grandstands opening at 6 and racing getting underway at 7:15.

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