Story By: STEVE PETTY / RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY – RANSOMVILLE, NY – The second annual John Susice Memorial for the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks will headline the racing action on Friday, July 13 as Niagara Hardwood, A-1 Land Care, Sunset Bar and Grill, and WGR 550 will present the program at the Ransomville Speedway. It will also be Halloween Night with all sorts of activities pre-race including Trick-Or-Treating. Also, on the program will be the popular Kids Power Wheel Races!
“My Uncle did a lot for racers around the area, and we thought it would be great to do something in his memory” commented three-time defending Krown Undercoating of Ransomville 358 Modified Champion Ryan Susice. John loved the action at tracks throughout the region and worked on the engines of several top Ransomville competitors. John passed away in February of 2017. “John was always a huge Street Stock supporter, so it was a natural fit to have a big Street Stock race in his memory” stated longtime Ransomville Speedway Official Jeff Anstett.
There will be a driver’s meeting for the Gippster’s Collision 4 Bangers at 6:15 pm Friday night. The meeting will take place at the Pit Board regarding the 2019 rules.
“We are encouraging everyone, kids and adults to dress up in Halloween costumes”, comments Ransomville Speedway General Manager Jenn Martin. More plans are in the works on Halloween Night at the Races including a possible costume contest with prizes being awarded for both kids and adults. Race teams of Jeff McGinnis, Dave DiPietro, Jim Harbison, Jordan Moden, Ashley Blech, and Cody Wolfe will be handing out candy on Friday night for Trick-Or-Treating. More teams will join them and the trick-or-treating adventure will take everyone to different stops throughout the speedway.
Niagara Hardwood Center was opened in January of 2013 and is owned and operated by the Marin family. Niagara Hardwood Center has over 20 years of experience in providing their customers with honest, quality hardwood flooring services. They specialize in all aspects of hardwood flooring including installation, repair, and refinishing. Niagara Hardwood Center serves their valued customers of Erie and Niagara County from their showroom at 2578 Niagara Falls Blvd and can be reached by phone at (716) 955-0775 and online at www.niagarahardwoodcenter.com
A-1 Land Care Inc. has a long history of serving the Western New York area, with excellence and knowledge. In 1995 Jason Lombardi approached his father with an idea, create a site construction and landscape company to serve WNY. Opening in 2004, A-1 has grown into one of the premier site and landscape contractors in the area. A1 is located at 1527 Ridge Road in Lewiston, by phone at (716) 754-4999 or online at www.a-1landcare.com
Set along the picturesque shores of Lake Ontario in the Wilson Harbor, the Sunset Bar and Grill is the perfect setting for a night out during the spring and summer months. Specializing in seafood and American cuisine, Sunset Bar and Grill can also host your next private party, corporate event, rehearsal dinner, weddings and more! Throughout the summer, Sunset Bar and Grill is also known for their outdoor patio and live music. You can find them on Facebook and Instagram and by phone at (716) 751-6868.
WGR Sports Radio 550 is Western New York’s sports authority. Ransomville Speedway announcer Dave “The Dude” Buchanan has his weekly show, “WGR’s Fast Track” every Sunday morning at 11 am during the racing season. Dave talks national and international racing as well as the local racing scene. WGR is also the radio home of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres and is home to local programming such as Howard and Jeremy in the morning and Schoop and the Bulldog in the afternoons. You can listen to WGR on the radio at 550AM and online at www.wgr550.com
Pit gates will open at 5 pm with grandstands opening at 6 pm and the first green flag of the night will fly at 7:15 pm sharp. Grandstand admission is $15 an Adult, $13 for Seniors and students, children age 9-12 are $8 and under 8 is Free!!