Ransomville Summer Nationals
Ransomville Speedway -- Ransomville, NY
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
Event Info
Ransomville Speedway
Tuesday
06
Jul

Winner: Matt Sheppard
2nd: Peter Britten
3rd: Stewart Friesen
Ransomville Summer Nationals
July 6, 2021
Ransomville Speedway
2315 Braley Rd
Ransomville, NY 14131 

 http://www.ransomvillespeedway.com/

Watch on DIRTVision
 https://www.dirtvision.tv/super-dirtcar-series/season:2021/videos/ransomville-summer-nationals-ransomville-speedway

Series
Super DIRTcar Series

Support Divisions
DIRTcar Sportsman Series

To Win Amount
$7,500.00

Support Divisions
DIRTcar Sportsman Series

To Win Amount
$7,500.00

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers

Stadium Seating
Be polite to those sitting in front of and behind you

Handicapped Seating
Bottom row

Handicapped Parking
Near ticket booth

Pit Age Limit
Any age with a copy of birth certificate and a minor release signed by a parent

Personal Coolers
You may bring in a small soft sided cooler, no glass and no alcohol

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
No alcoholic beverages may be brought in, we do sell beer at our beer booth located near the concession stands

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the grandstands. Smoking may be done in the grassy area

Parking Cost
none

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
Free

Closest Airport
Buffalo International or NIagara Falls

Race Recap: SUPER SPECTACULAR: Matt Sheppard Rolls Perfect Game at Ransomville

RANSOMVILLE, NY – The running of the 36th annual Summer Nationals at Ransomville Speedway featured a star-studded podium with international flair. 

Seven-time Super DIRTcar Series champion “Super” Matt Sheppard, from Waterloo, NY, triumphed after 100 laps of hard-fought Big Block Modified racing in front of a packed house at “The Big R.” 

Pride of Australia, Peter Britten started eighth and raced his way up to challenge Sheppard for the win but in the end, settled for second. Stewart Friesen, who has deep family roots in the Niagara County clay and grew up across the border in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, finished third. 

The quality of the Super DIRTcar Series field is so close together that it sometimes takes perfection to win. Matt Sheppard arrived at Ransomville Speedway with a missile. First Sheppard captured the Billy Whittaker Cars Fast-Time Award and then won his Heat Race before drawing a front-row starting position for the Feature.

“I needed the whole nine yards,” Sheppard said. “I had a good race car and a little luck. I think Time Trials was more about finding a good line. I didn’t see anyone running low and I saw some mud and grip down there. In the Heat Race, I went to the top and that worked out too.”

Sheppard’s battle with pole-sitter Mat Williamson, as well as a series of late-race restarts, played key roles in the 100-lap Feature. Williamson and Sheppard traded the lead until a flat tire forced the Buzzchew #88 for repairs. 

“He [Mat Williamson] got the jump on the bottom for the first restart and rolled,” Sheppard noted. “We just got a great start on the second restart off the top and that’s where I stayed from then out. It felt like I was coming down the hill and getting momentum. We were restarting really well and that’s what made the difference. I got nervous when Williamson’s tire went down early. I started wondering what I had to work with.”

The race concluded with a lap 99 restart where Sheppard managed to hold off a determined Peter Britten in the #21.

“We started eighth and I felt like we had a pretty good car all night,” Britten said. “We did well in Time Trials and finished second to Matt [Sheppard] in the Heat Race and that’s kind of how it played out in the Feature. I had a little bit of a sniff at one point but really he had more pace than me.”

Britten, from Queensland, Australia, fought his way up to Sheppard’s bumper but couldn’t make the final pass. 

“We’ve been fast all year,” Britten noted. “We started out well but recently we’ve had some bad luck. Breaking a shock and flipping at Lebanon Valley was bad. We’ve been in the mix but haven’t had the results. The Series right now is the most equal that I’ve ever seen so we’re happy to get a second and it’s good for the points. After those last few races plus rainouts, it’s nice to bring in a nice check.”

Ransomville Speedway is a special place for Stewart Friesen. His family owned and promoted the race track during the 90s. 

“It’s great to be back close to home,” Friesen said. “I wish all of our Canadian friends and fans could join us.”

Friesen looked poised to strike at the leaders but he couldn’t set them up. 

“Both Sheppard and Williamson were really fast,” Friesen said. “Then Britten rolled me on a restart and that’s how we finished.”

Ryan Susice, a Series Feature winner at Merrittville Speedway in 2018, was the Hard Charger award winner at “The Big R.” Susice, wheeled his W-16 powered #38 to seventh after starting from the 10th row. He picked up 13 positions over the course of the 100-lap contest by passing drivers like Larry Wight, Billy Decker, and Jimmy Phelps. 

Next up, the Super DIRTcar Series hauls to Albany-Saratoga Speedway for the rescheduled $7,500-to-win Horsepower 100. Go to www.albany-saratogaspeedway.com for event details. Race fans can also take advantage of DIRTVision to watch every race live. Head to www.DIRTVision.com for more.

Feature (100 Laps)

  1. 9S-Matt Sheppard [2][$7,500]; 2. 21A-Peter Britten [8][$4,000]; 3. 44F-Stewart Friesen [6][$2,500]; 4. 35M-Mike Mahaney [7][$1,800]; 5. 25R-Erick Rudolph [14][$1,600]; 6. 3H-Justin Haers [11][$1,400]; 7. 38RS-Ryan Susice [20][$1,300]; 8. 7F-Matt Farnham [4][$1,200]; 9. 99L-Larry Wight [3][$1,100]; 10. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [9][$1,000]; 11. 91D-Billy Decker [12][$800]; 12. 32CC-Max Mclaughlin [24][$700]; 13. 22W-Brandon Walters [23][$600]; 14. 26M-Derrick McGrew [21][$575]; 15. 111D-Demetrios Drellos [15][$550]; 16. 2L-Jack Lehner [19][$525]; 17. 88W-Mat Williamson [1][$500]; 18. 165-Rex King [10][$500]; 19. 34R-Kevin Root [26][$500]; 20. 83X-Tim Sears [22][$500]; 21. 5H-Chris Hile [16][$500]; 22. 215p-Adam Pierson [18][$500]; 23. 11J-James Sweeting [17][$500]; 24. 28M-Jordan McCreadie [25][$500]; 25. 3B-Chad Brachmann [13][$500]; 26. 56K-Garrson Krentz [5][$500]

 

Hard Charger Award: 38RS-Ryan Susice[+13]

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Race Results: 7/7/21 Ransomville Speedway

RANSOMVILLE, NY – The running of the 36th annual Summer Nationals at Ransomville Speedway featured a star-studded, international podium. Seven-time Super DIRTcar Series champion “Super” Matt Sheppard, from Waterloo, NY, triumphed after 100 laps of hard-fought Big Block Modified racing in front of a packed house at “The Big R”. 

Pride of Australia, Peter Britten started eighth and passed his way up to challenge Sheppard for the win but settled for second. Stewart Friesen, who has deep family roots in the Niagara County clay and grew up across the border in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, finished third.

Feature (100 Laps)
1. 9S-Matt Sheppard [2][$7,500]; 2. 21A-Peter Britten [8][$4,000]; 3. 44F-Stewart Friesen [6][$2,500]; 4. 35M-Mike Mahaney [7][$1,800]; 5. 25R-Erick Rudolph [14][$1,600]; 6. 3H-Justin Haers [11][$1,400]; 7. 38RS-Ryan Susice [20][$1,300]; 8. 7F-Matt Farnham [4][$1,200]; 9. 99L-Larry Wight [3][$1,100]; 10. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [9][$1,000]; 11. 91D-Billy Decker [12][$800]; 12. 32CC-Max Mclaughlin [24][$700]; 13. 22W-Brandon Walters [23][$600]; 14. 26M-Derrick McGrew [21][$575]; 15. 111D-Demetrios Drellos [15][$550]; 16. 2L-Jack Lehner [19][$525]; 17. 88W-Mat Williamson [1][$500]; 18. 165-Rex King [10][$500]; 19. 34R-Kevin Root [26][$500]; 20. 83X-Tim Sears [22][$500]; 21. 5H-Chris Hile [16][$500]; 22. 215p-Adam Pierson [18][$500]; 23. 11J-James Sweeting [17][$500]; 24. 28M-Jordan McCreadie [25][$500]; 25. 3B-Chad Brachmann [13][$500]; 26. 56K-Garrson Krentz [5][$500]

Hard Charger Award: 38RS-Ryan Susice[+13]

Qualifying Flight-A
1. 91D-Billy Decker, 17.501; 2. 3B-Chad Brachmann, 17.706; 3. 165-Rex King, 17.86; 4. 88Jr-Olden Dywer, 17.97; 5. 11J-James Sweeting, 18.03; 6. 7F-Matt Farnham, 18.165; 7. 9R-Jonathan Reid, 18.183; 8. 26M-Derrick McGrew, 18.419; 9. 11S-Steve Lewis, 18.455

Qualifying Flight-B
1. 9S-Matt Sheppard, 17.281; 2. 21A-Peter Britten, 17.628; 3. 99L-Larry Wight, 17.644; 4. 215p-Adam Pierson, 17.669; 5. 25R-Erick Rudolph, 17.698; 6. 23C-Kyle Coffey, 17.885; 7. 48T-Gary Tomkins, 17.96; 8. 28M-Jordan McCreadie, 17.988; 9. 22W-Brandon Walters, 18.359; 10. 678-John Smith, 18.45

Qualifying Flight-C
1. 44F-Stewart Friesen, 17.343; 2. 3H-Justin Haers, 17.797; 3. 98H-Jimmy Phelps, 17.891; 4. 111D-Demetrios Drellos, 17.954; 5. 2L-Jack Lehner, 18.131; 6. 15R-Todd Root, 18.281; 7. 33J-Robbie Johnston, 18.281; 8. 4M-Greg Martin, 18.299; 9. 18G-Eric Gabany, 18.58; 10. 17D-Marcus Dinkins, 18.626

Qualifying Flight-D
1. 38RS-Ryan Susice, 17.804; 2. 35M-Mike Mahaney, 17.877; 3. 83X-Tim Sears, 17.88; 4. 5H-Chris Hile, 17.92; 5. 56K-Garrson Krentz, 17.931; 6. 88W-Mat Williamson, 17.944; 7. 32CC-Max Mclaughlin, 17.951; 8. 33D-Dave Dipietro, 18.079; 9. 34R-Kevin Root, 18.187; 10. 14M-C.G. Morey, 18.359; 11. 26R-Rick Richner, 18.363

Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 91D-Billy Decker [1]; 2. 165-Rex King [3]; 3. 7F-Matt Farnham [6]; 4. 3B-Chad Brachmann [2]; 5. 11J-James Sweeting [5]; 6. 26M-Derrick McGrew [8]; 7. 9R-Jonathan Reid [7]; 8. 11S-Steve Lewis [9]; 9. 88Jr-Olden Dywer [4]

Heat #2 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 9S-Matt Sheppard [1]; 2. 21A-Peter Britten [2]; 3. 99L-Larry Wight [3]; 4. 25R-Erick Rudolph [5]; 5. 215p-Adam Pierson [4]; 6. 48T-Gary Tomkins [7]; 7. 23C-Kyle Coffey [6]; 8. 22W-Brandon Walters [9]; 9. 678-John Smith [10]; 10. 28M-Jordan McCreadie [8]

Heat #3 – Flight (C) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 44F-Stewart Friesen [1]; 2. 3H-Justin Haers [2]; 3. 98H-Jimmy Phelps [3]; 4. 111D-Demetrios Drellos [4]; 5. 2L-Jack Lehner [5]; 6. 33J-Robbie Johnston [7]; 7. 15R-Todd Root [6]; 8. 18G-Eric Gabany [9]; 9. 4M-Greg Martin [8]; 10. 17D-Marcus Dinkins [10]

Heat #4 – Flight (D) (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 35M-Mike Mahaney [2]; 2. 88W-Mat Williamson [6]; 3. 56K-Garrson Krentz [5]; 4. 5H-Chris Hile [4]; 5. 38RS-Ryan Susice [1]; 6. 83X-Tim Sears [3]; 7. 34R-Kevin Root [9]; 8. 32CC-Max Mclaughlin [7]; 9. 14M-C.G. Morey [10]; 10. 33D-Dave Dipietro [8]; 11. 26R-Rick Richner [11]

Last Chance Showdown 1 (10 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer
1. 26M-Derrick McGrew [1][-]; 2. 22W-Brandon Walters [6][-]; 3. 48T-Gary Tomkins [2][-]; 4. 9R-Jonathan Reid [3][-]; 5. 23C-Kyle Coffey [4][$100]; 6. 11S-Steve Lewis [5][$100]; 7. 678-John Smith [8][$100]; 8. 88Jr-Olden Dywer [7][$100]; 9. 28M-Jordan McCreadie [9][$100]

Last Chance Showdown 2 ( Laps)
1. 83X-Tim Sears [2][-]; 2. 32CC-Max Mclaughlin [6][-]; 3. 33J-Robbie Johnston [1][-]; 4. 15R-Todd Root [3][-]; 5. 34R-Kevin Root [4][$100]; 6. 14M-C.G. Morey [8][$100]; 7. 33D-Dave Dipietro [10][$100]; 8. 26R-Rick Richner [11][$100]; 9. 4M-Greg Martin [7][$100]; 10. 18G-Eric Gabany [5][$100]; 11. 17D-Marcus Dinkins [9][$100]

 


Ransomville Speedway
2315 Braley Rd
Ransomville, NY 14131 

 http://www.ransomvillespeedway.com/

Track Phone
(716) 791-3602

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
 raceransomville@gmail.com

Track History
Built in 1957

Track Size & Type
3/8th

2021 -- Matt Sheppard on July 7
2018 -- Stewart Friesen on August 7th
2017 -- Matt Sheppard on August 8th
2016 -- Stewart Friesen on August 2nd
2015 -- Stewart Friesen on September 2nd
2014 -- Billy Decker on August 5th
2009 -- Brett Hearn on July 3rd
2008 -- Billy Decker on July 3rd
2007 -- Danny Johnson on July 6th
2006 -- Alan Johnson on June 21st
2004 -- Billy Decker on July 6th
2003 -- Billy Decker on July 23rd
2001 -- Danny Johnson on July 11th
1996 -- Danny Johnson on July 2nd
1995 -- Bob McCreadie on June 29th
1994 -- Bob McCreadie on June 29th
1993 -- Bob McCreadie on June 30th
1992 -- Brett Hearn on August 4th
1991 -- Pete Bicknell on August 6th
1990 -- Danny Johnson on September 7th; Pete Bicknell on August 7th
1989 -- Danny Johnson on September 8th; Bob McCreadie on August 8th
1988 -- Kenny Brightbill on September 9th
1987 -- Jack Johnson on September 11th
1986 -- Charlie Rudolph on September 5th
1985 -- Bob McCreadie on September 6th
1984 -- Alan Johnson on September 7th
1983 -- Alan Johnson on September 9th
1982 -- Bob McCreadie on September 10th
1981 -- Harvey Hainer on September 11th; Davey Moore on August 4th
1980 -- Alan Johnson on September 5th; Alan Johnson on August 5th; Alan Johnson on June 27th