Friday, 17 August 2018

RANSOMVILLE, NY – August 7, 2018 – After starting on the outside pole, Stewart Friesen, five-time NAPA Super DIRT Week Champion, powered by Chad Brachmann racing into turn one on the opening lap. Friesen faced challenges from Matt Sheppard and Mat Williamson throughout the 100 circuits around the half-mile Niagara County facility, but was able to hold them off. A familiar “old school” Ransomville cushion formed at the top of the track, and Friesen made expert use of it. He leaned on it like an old friend, and it carried him to Summer Nationals victory for the sixth time. Mat Williamson, not content with second, nearly grabbed the lead out from under Friesen in the closing laps. Third place finisher Brett Hearn had serious mechanical issues early in the race, but his team was able to fix the failed part, and the no. 20 found its way to the podium.

Ransomville Speedway Summer Nationals (100 Laps)

1. 44F-Stewart Friesen [4][$6,000]; 2. 6m-Mat Williamson [7][$4,000]; 3. 20h-Brett Hearn [3][$2,500]; 4. 98h-Jimmy Phelps [2][$1,800]; 5. 25r-Erick Rudolph [6][$1,600]; 6. 42-Pete Bicknell [17][$1,400]; 7. 6h-Max McLaughlin [5][$1,200]; 8. 37s-Tommy Flannigan [16][$1,000]; 9. 9s-Matt Sheppard [1][$800]; 10. 8-Rich Scagliotta [10][$700]; 11. 26-Rick Richner [14][$600]; 12. 7k-Scott Kerwin [20][$500]; 13. 111-Allan Wills [15][$400]; 14. 20-Jeff McGinnis [25][$375]; 15. 63-Adam Roberts [18][$350]; 16. 21-Kenny Wills [21][$325]; 17. 21a-Peter Britten [8][$300]; 18. 55c-Jess Cotriss [23][$300]; 19. 3b-Chad Brachmann [11][$300]; 20. 678-John Smith [27][$300]; 21. 4-Greg Martin [22][$300]; 22. 27-Jim Zimmerman [26][$300]; 23. 7F-Matt Farnham [19][$300]; 24. 6mm-Mike Williams [28][$300]; 25. 38s-Ryan Susice [13][$300]; 26. 23-Kyle Coffey [12][$300]; 27. 21J-Danny Johnson [9][$300]; 28. 11s-Steve Lewis [24][$300]; 29. 48T-Dave Rauscher [29][$300]Qualifying - Summer Nationals Flight-A

1. 44F-Stewart Friesen, 16.312; 2. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 16.325; 3. 6m-Mat Williamson, 16.776; 4. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 16.85; 5. 38s-Ryan Susice, 17.219; 6. 7F-Matt Farnham, 17.297; 7. 37s-Tommy Flannigan, 17.437; 8. 4-Greg Martin, 17.503; 9. 6mm-Mike Williams, 17.602; 10. 20-Jeff McGinnis, 17.642

Qualifying - Summer Nationals Flight-B
1. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 16.449; 2. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 16.694; 3. 21a-Peter Britten, 16.843; 4. 3b-Chad Brachmann, 17.021; 5. 55c-Jess Cotriss, 17.226; 6. 26-Rick Richner, 17.417; 7. 7k-Scott Kerwin, 17.463; 8. 42-Pete Bicknell, 17.471; 9. 27-Jim Zimmerman, 19.05; 10. 48t-Dave Rauscher, NT

Qualifying - Summer Nationals Flight-C
1. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 16.745; 2. 20h-Brett Hearn, 16.894; 3. 21J-Danny Johnson, 17.075; 4. 23-Kyle Coffey, 17.409; 5. 21-Kenny Wills, 17.514; 6. 63-Adam Roberts, 17.629; 7. 111-Allan Wills, 17.741; 8. 11s-Steve Lewis, 18.326; DQ. 678-John Smith, 17.929

Heat #1 - Flight (A) - Spon.-1 (8 Laps) - Top 10 Transfer
1. 9s-Matt Sheppard [2]; 2. 44F-Stewart Friesen [1]; 3. 6m-Mat Williamson [3]; 4. 8-Rich Scagliotta [4]; 5. 38s-Ryan Susice [5]; 6. 37s-Tommy Flannigan [7]; 7. 7F-Matt Farnham [6]; 8. 4-Greg Martin [8]; 9. 20-Jeff McGinnis [10]; 10. 6mm-Mike Williams [9]

Heat #2 - Flight (B) - Spon.-2 (8 Laps) - Top 10 Transfer
1. 98h-Jimmy Phelps [2]; 2. 6h-Max McLaughlin [1]; 3. 21a-Peter Britten [3]; 4. 3b-Chad Brachmann [4]; 5. 26-Rick Richner [6]; 6. 42-Pete Bicknell [8]; 7. 7k-Scott Kerwin [7]; 8. 55c-Jess Cotriss [5]; 9. 27-Jim Zimmerman [9]; 10. 48t-Dave Rauscher [10]

Heat #3 - Flight (C) - Spon.-3 (8 Laps) - Top 10 Transfer
1. 20h-Brett Hearn [2]; 2. 25r-Erick Rudolph [1]; 3. 21J-Danny Johnson [3]; 4. 23-Kyle Coffey [4]; 5. 111-Allan Wills [7]; 6. 63-Adam Roberts [6]; 7. 21-Kenny Wills [5]; 8. 11s-Steve Lewis [8]; 9. 678-John Smith [9]

KSE Hard Charger Award: 42-Pete Bicknell[+11]

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