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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Conte, Richner, Haniszewski take Hangover wins at Ransomville

credit: freedigitalphotos.net/David Castillo Dominici
Richard Conte (4 Cylinders), Kyle Richner (6 Cylinders) and Tyler Haniszewski (8 Cylinders) picked up checkered flags on Saturday, February 4 during the 17th annual Hangover 150 at Ransomville Speedway, presented by Phillips Garage, Relco Trucking, Sevenson’s, Hytech and FindItQuick.com. 

The grandstands were packed and the pits were filled with over 160 entries taking part. Winners of each race received $500, with $200 going to second place and $100 to the third-place finisher.

77 participants took the green flag in the 4 Cylinder feature, with Mike Kramarz leading the way early on. The red flag came out on Lap 7 when Tom Aughtman was involved in a multi-car pileup that blocked the track. Mercy Flight airlifted Aughtman to a local medical facility. Aughtman was alert and talking to medical personnel after getting out of his car with help from the medical staff. On the restart, Kramarz took off, but Frank Nellist took over the lead on Lap 12. Ken Camidge passed Nellist for the lead on Lap 15, holding the lead until being passed by Brad Shepard on Lap 21. Conte passed Shepard on Lap 32, only to have Shepard take the lead back on Lap 36. Conte caught and passed Shepard as the white flag fell, taking the win over Shepard and Ryan Allen.  

45 entries took the green flag in the 50-lap 6 Cylinder feature lead by Sean Dzieranowski. Austin Susice took the lead on Lap 5, with the red flag coming out for a fire underneath the Billy Bleich Jr entry on Lap 15. Following the restart, Susice came to a stop on Lap 19 in turn two, handing the lead to Jeremy Long. Richner took the lead from Long on Lap 22 and didn’t look back, holding on for the win over Brett Senek and Sean Dzieranowski.

Tim Phillips took the early lead in the 30-lap feature for the 8 Cylinders, holding on until Lap 9 when Derrick Borkenhagen took the lead away. Phillips took the lead back later on but it was short lived, as Haniszewski passed Phillips on Lap 14. Phillips caught and passed Haniszewski with three laps to go, but Haniszewski regained the lead when Phillips had issues. Haniszewski picked up the win over Neil Martens and Ryan Susice.

The Hangover 150 officially started the second season of ownership under the Atwal Family and first event for track General Manager Jenn Martin. It was announced that the annual Ransomville Speedway Car Show will take place the weekend of March 24-26 at the Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA. Keep up with the action at www.ransomvillespeedway.com

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