Story By: CURTIS BERLEUE / PATRIOT SPRINT TOUR – SODUS, NY – After a successful trip east last weekend to Albany-Saratoga Speedway, the Patriot Sprint Tour now sets its sights on a two-race weekend at Ransomville and Fulton Speedways this coming Friday and Saturday.
Chuck Hebing picked up the win last weekend at Albany-Saratoga Speedway. His win coupled with a third place finish at Land of Legends Raceway in the season opener puts him in the early season point lead with a slim 3-point margin over Jason Barney. Barney currently sits in second after a first place (Land of Legends Raceway) and fourth place (Albany-Saratoga) finish in the first two full-point events.
Also seeing success last weekend in Albany were Darryl Ruggles, who picked up the win in the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Four Laps or Fame dash, heat race winners Danny Varin, Jason Barney, Matt Tanner and Steve Poirier, along with B-Main winner Paulie Colagiovanni who passed 11 cars en-route to a 10th place finish.
This Friday, June 1, the PST makes their first and only appearance of the year at ‘The Big R’ Ransomville Speedway. Recent winners at the track located just north of Buffalo include Steve Collins (August 2017), Chuck Hebing (June 2016, June 2017) and Jared Zimbardi (July 2016). Pit gates will open at 5pm, grandstand gates at 6pm and racing will get under way at 7:15pm.
The following night, Saturday June 2, the tour will travel northeast to the highbanks of Fulton Speedway for its annual stop in Oswego County. Last year Bryan Howland picked up the win at Fulton against the season-high car count of 41 cars in the pits. The year prior it was Danny Varin who graced victory lane, his first career PST win. Grandstand gates will open at 5pm on Saturday and racing will get under way at 7pm.