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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

McGinnis takes Modified feature at Ransomville’s Monday Madness

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Jeff McGinnis won the Krown Undercoating Modified feature as Randy’s Smoke Shop and Investors Service presented #MondayMadness at Ransomville Speedway. For McGinnis, it was his first victory of the season. Derek Wagner scored his second Investors Service Sportsman feature of the season, while Jake Stefanski won his third KiPo Chevrolet Street Stock feature of the season. Ryan Plante won his first Gippsters Collision 4 Bangers feature of the season, and Cameron Tuttle scored his fifth Stevenson’s Hardware Novice Sportsman feature of the season.

John Smith and Steve Lewis Jr. brought the field of Modifieds to the green for their feature with Smith leading the way early. McGinnis caught Lewis for second place and took the spot on Lap 5, then took the lead from Smith on Lap 12. McGinnis held off Pete Bicknell to score the win, with Ryan Susice, Erick Rudolph and Tommy Flannigan completing the top five.

Brett Martin and Garrison Krentz led the Sportsman to the green with Krentz in the lead early on. Kevin Wills took the lead on Lap 14 and held on to cross the finish line first, but was light at the scales. Second-place finisher Krentz was also light at the scales, giving the win to third-place finisher Derek Wagner. 

Pat O’Keefe and Brandon Sherwood were on the front row for the Street Stocks 20-lap feature with Sherwood, the former track champion, taking the initial lead, but Jaren Israel took the lead at the end of Lap 1. Stefanski took the lead away from Israel at the line on Lap 4, and the pair swapped the lead for several circuits. Stefanski cleared Israel for the lead on Lap 8 as Billy Bleich Jr. battled with Israel for second. Bleich eventually grabbed second, then battled Stefanski for the lead, going on to take it on Lap 13. Bleich crossed the line first, but was disqualified in post-race tech, giving the win to Stefanski.

Friday racing will continue at Ransomville on Friday, August 25 as Moley Magnetics presents the second visit of the season by the Patriot Sprint Tour, which will be joined by the Sportsman, Street Stocks, 4 Bangers and Novice Sportsman. The pit gates will open at 5 p.m. with grandstands open at 6 p.m. and racing at 7:15 p.m. Find out more at www.ransomvillespeedway.com

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