Sunday, February 26, 2017

Racing at the “Little R” kicks off on May 11

Jeff Anstett - credit: Performance Video and Photo
Thursday night racing returns to Ransomville Speedway this summer with go-kart action taking place on the 1/4-mile “Little R.”

The go-kart program schedule kicks off on Thursday, May 11 with heats beginning at 7 p.m. Racing will take place nearly every Thursday night through Championship Night on August 31 (exception: the Summer Break night off on Thursday, July 20) and the popular Powder Puff race will take place on Thursday, August 10. The go-kart banquet and non-points fun race will be held on Sunday, September 10. Rules for all classes are available online at – scroll down to the Go-Kart section on the home page.

Tim Phillips from Tim Phillips Garage will once again sponsor the Senior Light Go-Kart division. His son is a multi-time kart champion at Ransomville and Merrittville, and has several wins with the NYDKS Tour. Besides his sponsorship with the go-kart program, Tim has also renewed his VIP Tower Sponsorship for the 2018 edition of the Hangover 150. Tim Phillips Garage is a full-service preventive maintenance and auto repair center located at 2993 Baseline Rd. on Grand Island. Specializing in general services, inspections and more, Tim Phillips Garage has served the region since 1946. They can be reached by phone at 716-773-3009 or online at

Former Pro Stock and Sportsman campaigner Mike Martin and his business Finish Line Auto Detail have renewed its sponsorship of the Senior Heavy class. Finish Line Auto Detail, in its third year of business,   is located at 7170 Ridge Road in Lockport and services dealers, fleet and personal vehicles. Finish Line Auto Detail can be reached by calling 716-777-0275.

Slack Karts returns as the sponsor of the Junior I class and Jeffery Machine is back as the sponsor of the Junior II class. Keep up  with the action at

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