Ron Martin Ransomville Summer Nationals
Ransomville Speedway | Ransomville, New York
Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

For more information, call the track at (716) 791-3602

Event Info

Ron Martin Ransomville Summer Nationals
Ransomville Speedway
2315 Braley Rd
Ransomville, New York 14131 

Event Description
The Super DIRTcar Series will be joined by the DIRTcar Sportmans in the Summer Nationals at Ransomville Speedway. The 75-lap Big Blocks will offer $7,500 to the winner.

August 23 RAIN DATE

series Racing
Super DIRTcar Series, DIRTcar Sportsman Series

Sprint Car Track Record
12.629 seconds by Donny Schatz on 10/16/17

Late Model Track Record
17.432 seconds by Billy Moyer in 2005

Big Block Modified Track Record
16.035 sec. set by Billy Decker on Aug. 5, 2014

To Win Amount

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount

Reserved Seating
Top 5 Rowes

Type of Grandstand

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


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

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost

Closest Airport
Buffalo International or NIagara Falls

Track Info
Track Phone
(716) 791-3602

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email

Track Type

Sprint Car Track Record
12.629 seconds by Donny Schatz on 10/16/17

Late Model Track Record
17.432 seconds by Billy Moyer in 2005

Big Block Modified Track Record
16.035 sec. set by Billy Decker on Aug. 5, 2014

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap
RIGHT AT HOME: Erick Rudolph uses home field advantage to score Series win at Ransomville

Rudolph passes Matt Sheppard for the lead on the way to 10th career Series win

Erick Rudolph looked right at home Tuesday night at Ransomville Speedway as he cruised to his second Super DIRTcar Series victory of the season in front of his home fans.

To start, the Ransomville, NY native joined SRI/Stock Car Steel Performance pole winner Jimmy Phelps on the front row. As the green flag dropped, nine-time and defending Series champion Matt Sheppard shot up two positions to second from fourth, making an aggressive play for the lead.

Rudolph on the other hand played it safe to start off the 75-lap matchup, staying in third place for the first 24 laps.

With one third of the race completed, and Sheppard in the lead after passing Phelps on the inside on the first of many restarts, Rudolph gradually and incrementally began to make a move. He maneuvered passed Phelps, dropping the pole sitter back into third place. He stayed patient, not forcing his #25R machine into performing, and steadily follow the leader.

As the front runners passed the half-way point and approached the final third of the matchup, tire durability became a contributing factor in determining the end result. Sheppard began to lose steam and Rudolph was ready for the challenge, inching closer and closer to the #9s. Rudolph saw the opening and passed the Waterloo, NY driver on the inside around Turn 1 and 2, moving into the lead on Lap 50.

“The first bit we were kind of settled in for third,” Rudolph said. “I knew with the package we had; we might be getting stronger at the end. I got patient. His car seemed like it might have been fading a little bit or mine was coming on. Either way, we were able to close in on him and got by him in lapped traffic. After that we were just focused on trying to run a smooth race.”

Erick Rudolph (#25R) drove a steady hand Tuesday night after passing Matt Sheppard (#9s) on his way to victory. (Photo: Quentin Young)

Running a smooth race was exactly how he finished, driving through lapped traffic with no problem, seeing his lead increase as they neared the finish line. Rudolph crossed the finish line first, capturing his second Series victory in less than a month. His last victory came at Autodrome Drummond on July 31. His Ransomville win is his first with the Series at the track and 10th career Series victory.

“I was able to keep running my line (after passing Sheppard) and just picked off lapped cars,putting cars between me and him,” Rudolph said. “We’ve ran (Ransomville Speedway) a handful of times this year, so we had a familiarity with the track surface and how races are normally run here. I’m sure it played a factor.”

Sheppard held on to finish in second place, his sixth runner-up finish this season during his campaign for a historic 10th Series title. He attributed his loss of speed in the second half of the race to setup decisions.

“We went with a little bit of a softer tire than he did,” Sheppard said. “It got us the lead, but it just didn’t hold on. Erick (Rudolph) was very good. He drove by us and drove away at the end. It’s one of his home tracks and he’s won a lot of races here. Congrats to him.”

Defending Ransomville Speedway track champion and current track points leader Mat Williamson was also busy charging his way through the field after starting in eighth place. The St. Catharines, ON driver was the winner during last year’s Series visit and aimed to repeat again this time. But with a handful of mid-race cautions and mechanical issues, he settled for a third-place podium finish.

“We were really good on the original start,” Williamson said.  “I drove down into Turn 3, got up to sixth from eighth, and then the bottom of the right-side frame railed out and I just started hopping up into the wall. I couldn’t really control anything. It was a good run, considering. We went with a harder tire. It just seemed like all the restarts in the middle of the race killed us. There’s things I probably would have done differently, but third isn’t bad and we’re not going to hang our heads about it.”

Adam Pierson finished in fourth place – his second top five of the year – and Tim Sears Jr. finished in fifth for his third top-five finish of the season. Nineteen-year-old Rookie of the Year frontrunner Felix Roy scored his second top-10 finish in a row.

UP NEXT: The Super DIRTcar Series Big Blocks travel to Lebanon Valley on Saturday, Sept. 2, for Mr. DIRT Track USA.

If you can’t make it to the track, you can watch all the action live on DIRTVision.

Summer Nationals Results:

1. 25R-Erick Rudolph[2]; 2. 9S-Matt Sheppard[4]; 3. 88-Mat Williamson[8]; 4. 215-Adam Pierson[3]; 5. 83X-Tim Sears Jr[13]; 6. 35-Mike Mahaney[6]; 7. 37S-Gary Lindberg[25]; 8. 98H-Jimmy Phelps[1]; 9. 91-Felix Roy[14]; 10. 27J-Danny Johnson[10]; 11. 42-Pete Bicknell[26]; 12. 5H-Chris Hile[19]; 13. 54-Steve Bernard[27]; 14. 2-Jack Lehner[5]; 15. 3RS-Dalton Slack[12]; 16. 8H-Max McLaughlin[20]; 17. 12-Darren Smith[11]; 18. 14-CG Morey[22]; 19. 99L-Larry Wight[17]; 20. 18R-Brad Rouse[23]; 21. 17-Marcus Dinkins[15]; 22. 11N-Ricky Newton[21]; 23. (DNF) 70A-Alex Payne[16]; 24. (DNF) 22-Noah Walker[7]; 25. (DNF) 3-Chad Brachmann[9]; 26. (DNF) 1-Andrew Smith[18]; 27. (DNF) 678-John Smith[24]

Feature Results
12+125RErick Rudolph 750.00025Running150$7,500
24+29SMatt Sheppard 75-3.08536Running146$4,000
38+588Mat Williamson 75-6.2500Running144$2,500
43-1215Adam Pierson 75-8.3970Running142$1,800
513+883XTim Sears Jr75-11.5720Running140$1,600
66035Mike Mahaney 75-12.0710Running138$1,400
725+1837SGary Lindberg 75-12.4320Running136$1,300
81-798HJimmy Phelps 75-13.65314Running134$1,200
914+591Felix Roy 75-14.3400Running132$1,100
1010027JDanny Johnson 75-14.7800Running130$1,000
1126+1542Pete Bicknell 75-15.1520Running128$800
1219+75HChris Hile 75-16.0510Running126$700
1327+1454Steve Bernard 75-16.7370Running124$600
145-92Jack Lehner 75-17.8580Running122$575
1512-33RSDalton Slack 75-18.4030Running120$550
1620+48HMax McLaughlin 74-1 Laps0Running118$525
1711-612Darren Smith 74-1 Laps0Running116$500
1822+414CG Morey 74-1 Laps0Running114$500
1917-299LLarry Wight 74-1 Laps0Running112$500
2023+318RBrad Rouse 74-1 Laps0Running110$500
2115-617Marcus Dinkins 74-1 Laps0Running108$500
2221-111NRicky Newton 73-2 Laps0Running106$500
2316-770AAlex Payne 35-40 Laps0DNF104$500
247-1722Noah Walker 35-40 Laps0DNF102$500
259-163Chad Brachmann 31-44 Laps0DNF102$500
2618-81Andrew Smith 21-54 Laps0DNF102$500
2724-3678John Smith 11-64 Laps0DNF102$500
Hard Charger: Gary Lindberg
Heat 1 Results
1102Jack Lehner Saratoga Springs, NY0.0005
23+135Mike Mahaney Kings Ferry, NY-0.4234
32-13Chad Brachmann Sanborn, NY-0.9693
44027JDanny Johnson Rochester, NY-1.2902
55083XTim Sears JrCentral Square, NY-1.7151
68+270AAlex Payne Canandaigua, NY-2.1980
76-15HChris Hile Oswego, NY-2.2290
810+214CG Morey Rutland, VT-3.3060
97-237SGary Lindberg Ridgeway, ON-3.3320
109-154Steve Bernard Granby, QC216.7940
Heat 2 Results
11088Mat Williamson St. Catharines, ON0.0005
2209SMatt Sheppard Waterloo, NY-0.7744
33098HJimmy Phelps Baldwinsville, NY-3.7333
45+112Darren Smith Binghamton, NY-5.4252
54-191Felix Roy Napierville, QC-6.2541
66099LLarry Wight Fulton, NY-7.2120
7708HMax McLaughlin Mooresville, NC-7.6750
88018RBrad Rouse Fort Erie, ON-9.5650
99042Pete Bicknell St Catharines, ON-10.5880
Heat 3 Results
110215Adam Pierson East Corinth, VT0.0005
22025RErick Rudolph Ransomville, NY-0.3994
34+122Noah Walker North Tonawanda, NY-3.8253
43-13RSDalton Slack Welland, ON-4.6212
55017Marcus Dinkins Watkins Glen, NY-6.6491
6601Andrew Smith Lockport, NY-7.2010
77011NRicky Newton Medina, NY-7.2200
880678John Smith Niagara Falls, NY-9.2420
990111Allan Wills Ransomville, NY145.2250
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
172Jack Lehner 17.0460.0000
233Chad Brachmann 17.124-0.0780
3535Mike Mahaney 17.135-0.0890
4427JDanny Johnson 17.147-0.1010
5183XTim Sears Jr17.253-0.2070
6105HChris Hile 17.270-0.2240
7237SGary Lindberg 17.494-0.4480
8870AAlex Payne 17.496-0.4500
9954Steve Bernard 17.568-0.5220
10614CG Morey 17.631-0.5850
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1588Mat Williamson 17.0060.0005
289SMatt Sheppard 17.125-0.1190
3298HJimmy Phelps 17.135-0.1290
4791Felix Roy 17.141-0.1350
5412Darren Smith 17.179-0.1730
6999LLarry Wight 17.314-0.3080
718HMax McLaughlin 17.552-0.5460
8318RBrad Rouse 17.885-0.8790
9642Pete Bicknell 17.893-0.8870
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
17215Adam Pierson 17.2990.0000
2625RErick Rudolph 17.321-0.0220
393RSDalton Slack 17.424-0.1250
4522Noah Walker 17.680-0.3810
5117Marcus Dinkins 17.806-0.5070
621Andrew Smith 17.860-0.5610
7411NRicky Newton 17.882-0.5830
88678John Smith 17.987-0.6880
93111Allan Wills 17.987-0.6880
Hot Laps 1 Results
1427JDanny Johnson 16.9880.0000
2105HChris Hile 17.202-0.2140
3870AAlex Payne 17.307-0.3190
433Chad Brachmann 17.366-0.3780
5954Steve Bernard 17.418-0.4300
672Jack Lehner 17.437-0.4490
7183XTim Sears Jr17.673-0.6850
8237SGary Lindberg 17.713-0.7250
9614CG Morey 17.767-0.7790
10535Mike Mahaney 17.880-0.8920
Hot Laps 2 Results
1412Darren Smith 16.7500.0000
289SMatt Sheppard 16.812-0.0620
3588Mat Williamson 16.830-0.0800
418HMax McLaughlin 17.019-0.2690
5999LLarry Wight 17.020-0.2700
6791Felix Roy 17.110-0.3600
7298HJimmy Phelps 17.147-0.3970
8318RBrad Rouse 17.827-1.0770
9642Pete Bicknell 18.139-1.3890
Hot Laps 3 Results
17215Adam Pierson 16.8100.0000
293RSDalton Slack 17.006-0.1960
3625RErick Rudolph 17.108-0.2980
4117Marcus Dinkins 17.221-0.4110
521Andrew Smith 17.272-0.4620
63111Allan Wills 17.494-0.6840
78678John Smith 17.560-0.7500
8522Noah Walker 17.576-0.7660
9411NRicky Newton 17.594-0.7840