Monday, July 17, 2017

Wills earns first Modified win at Ransomville

credit: Castillo Dominici
Allan Wills earned the first win of his career in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds at Ransomville Speedway on Friday evening. Brett Senek won his second Investors Service Sportsman feature of the season, while Brandon Sherwood won his first KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks feature of the season. Cole Susice won his second Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers feature this season, and Chris Leone won the completed 4 Banger feature from July 7. Cameron Tuttle won his fourth Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature of the season.

The Wills family shared the front row for the Modified feature as Allan and Kenny brought the field to the green flag, with Allan showing the way over cousin Kenny. Kenny Wills would start to reel in his cousin at the halfway mark, but Allan took off on a late race restart. Allan Wills led every lap en route to his first career victory. Kenny Wills, Scott Kerwin, Erick Rudolph and Pete Bicknell completed the top five.

Rookie Jordan Moden and past divisional champ Brandon Sherwood were on the front row for the Street Stock main event with Sherwood taking the lead early on. Following a Lap 3 caution flag, Sherwood and Mike Kramarz battled for the lead; Kramarz took the lead on Lap 6, but Sherwood regained it shortly thereafter. Jaren Israel took the lead on Lap 9, only to have Sherwood regain the lead on a restart. Sherwood would hold off Pete Stefanski to score his first win of the season.

Next weekend is a big doubleheader weekend at the Big R. Friday, July 21 will be the 60th Anniversary Celebration, with pit gates opening at 5 p.m., grandstands at 6 p.m. and racing action starting at 7:15 p.m. On Sunday, July 23, Budweiser presents the Big R Outlaw Shootout featuring the Craftsman World of Outlaw Sprint Cars plus a special $750-to-win event for the Investors Service Sportsman. Pit gates will open at 1 p.m. with the Will Call Window opening at 2 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 4 p.m., with racing getting underway at 7 p.m. Find out more at

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