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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Ransomville Speedway preps for 2017 season

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Ransomville Speedway hosted its annual rules meeting at the Ransomville Fire Hall on Saturday, January 21 with 200 people attend. Technical Inspectors Rich Lemieux and Dave Johnson were introduced to the attendees as well as other Speedway officials.  

Third-generation driver Erick Rudolph returns to the track with the BCL team. Scott Kerwin, the previous driver of the BCL entry,has found a ride with John Coco. Past track champion Chad Brachmann will also be back at Ransomville, while past Sportsman titlist Jesse Cotriss and Steve Lewis Jr. move into the Modified ranks. Past regional Modified Lite champion Derek Wagner will be moving up into a Sportsman, and Pete and Jake Stefanski plan on running a full season in the Street Stock ranks.

As of the meeting, 15 Modifieds have registered as well as 25 Sportsman, 18 Street Stocks, nine 4-Bangers and five Novice Sportsman.

In the spring, concrete pads will be going down on the front row of the pit area for the 358 Modifieds. Pads can be rented for $300 a season. 

Speedway management welcomes the following divisional sponsors back for 2017: the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, the Investors Services Sportsman, the Kipo Chevrolet Street Stocks and the Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers. Stevenson’s Hardware in Ransomville is coming on board as the new divisional sponsor for the Novice Sportsman. “We are thankful to everyone at Stevenson’s Hardware for stepping up to become the Novice Sportsman class sponsor” said Ransomville Speedway General Manager Jenn Martin. “They have sponsored the speedway for many years and they are adding to their sponsorship this year and we thank them for their continued support of racing at the Big R.”

As the schedule is being finalized, the annual Mall Show is being worked on and a date and will be released in the coming weeks. Drivers can still register for the annual Hangover 150, set for Saturday, February 4. Keep up with the action at www.ransomvillespeedway.com.

Quotes in this piece provided by Ransomville Speedway.

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