Mat Williamson Secures Win #2 Of 2021 Season Friday Evening At Ransomville Speedway

Story By: STEVE PETTY / RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY – RANSOMVILLE, NY – Mat Williamson from St. Catharines, Ontario won his second Krown Undercoating Modified feature of the season at Ransomville Speedway Friday evening.

“Showtime” Jaren Israel from Wilson, NY won the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stock feature for the fifth time in 2021. Jake Bansmer from East Aurora, NY won his second Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman feature of the season.

Batavia, NY’s Dante Mancuso won the Richard Wilkinson Memorial for the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks.

Robbie Johnston and Jesse Cotriss were on the front row for the Krown Undercoating Modified feature with Cotriss taking the lead. Cotriss would slow exiting turn four to bring out the caution, giving the lead to Mat Williamson. Williamson and Kyle Inman would pull away on the restart with Erick Rudolph taking third place away from Chad Brachmann. Rudolph would take over second from Inman and would begin to set his sights on race leader Williamson. With Williamson having tough times negotiating lap traffic, Rudolph would erase a near four-second deficit. John Smith suffered a flat tire to bring out the caution on lap 18. The restart would see Williamson and Rudolph on the front row, with Williamson in the lead and Brachmann would take over third and Ryan Susice would enter the top five for the first time after starting dead last on the grid after having engine issues aboard his primary number 38 and having the crew go and get the Randy Slack owned number 38rs. Williamson would pull away from Rudolph in the late going and would go on to score his second Ransomville win of the season.

Dante Mancuso and Chris Miller shared the front row for the 20-lap Richard Wilkinson Memorial for the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and it was Mancuso quickly taking the lead. Ashley Harbison moved into third place at the end of lap one, with Brad Whiteside, and Chris Leone racing inside the top five. Miller would close the gap between himself and race leader Mancuso, but Mancuso was able to maintain the lead. Leone would clear Harbison to take over third on lap 10, just as Ryan Plante and Cole Susice entered the battle for the top five. Mancuso, Miller, and Leone would pull away from the field as Harbison, Whiteside, Susice, Plante, Curtis Rung, and Nick Tarnowski all battled for positions on the speedway. Adam Filer slowed on the back straightaway to bring out the races’ first caution on lap 17. At the same time, Cody Griffin suffered a flat right-front tire. Ryan Plante would hit the turn three wall to bring out the caution with two laps remaining. Mancuso would pull away from the field on the restart to claim the victory, his fourth of the season.

Mike Kramarz and Pete Stefanski brought the KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks to the green flag for their 20-lap feature event with Stefanski quickly taking the lead. After starting sixth on the grid, Jaren Israel was up to fourth at the end of lap one. Israel would look underneath Anthony Guthrie for third place and the duo would battle for several laps, as Stefanski and Kramarz would pull away from the field. Israel would take over third from Guthrie on lap 10, just as Kramarz would reel in Stefanski. Israel would continue to reel in the leaders as Kramarz looked underneath Stefanski on lap 14. The lead trio would battle, with Israel taking over second place exiting turn two coming to five laps remaining. Stefanski, Israel, and Kramarz would go four-wide with rookie Tommy Bowen and Israel would take over the lead with two laps remaining. Israel would go on to score his fifth win of the season, with Kramarz finishing in second, and Anthony Guthrie completing the top three. Stefanski suffered a flat left rear tire and would cross the line in seventh place.

Ken Washburn and Colby Adamczak were on the front row for the Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman feature event with Washburn in the lead and Jacob Bansmer racing in second. Bansmer would work underneath Washburn to take over the lead on lap four. John Livingston Jr flipped, in turn, one to bring out the red flag on lap five. Livingston climbed out of his car under his own power. On the restart, Bansmer would take off in the lead as Sam Junkin moved into second place. Scott Wolfe spun, in turn, one to bring out the caution on lap 12, as Bansmer was pulling away from the field. Bansmer would hold off Junkin to score the win, his second of the season.

On Friday, July 16, will be Labor Night at the Races present by the Niagara-Orleans Labor Council (NOLC) and BlueCross BlueShield. A full Ransomville racing program will take place including Kids Rides!


Krown Undercoating Modifieds: MAT WILLIAMSON, Erick Rudolph, Chad Brachmann, Kyle Inman, Ryan Susice, James Sweeting, Robbie Johnston, Greg Martin, Jonathan Reid, Rick Richner, Steve Lewis, John Smith, Jeff Jepson, Jesse Cotriss

Qualifying Heats: Erick Rudolph, Robbie Johnston

Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks: DANTE MANCUSO, Chris Miller, Chris Leone, Brad Whiteside, Nick Tarnowski, Cole Susice, Ashley Harbison, Curtis Rung, Jeffrey Wynes, Brian Melcher, Dave Dussault, Ryan Plante, Cody Griffin, Adam Filer, Mike Becker

Did Not Start: Ian Paul, Nevin Hazel

Qualifying Heats: Dante Mancuso, Chris Leone

KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks: JAREN ISRAEL, Mike Kramarz, Anthony Guthrie, Chris Dziomba, Roger Israel, James Loveland, Pete Stefanski, Pat Dell, Dan Korpanty, Tommy Bowen, Randy Zimmerman

Qualifying Heats: Jaren Israel, Mike Kramarz

Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman: JAKE BANSMER, Sam Junkin, Colby Adamczak, Ken Washburn, Greenley George, Robert Henning, Tyler Guzzardi, Casey Jonathan, Scott Wolfe, John Livingston Jr Did Not Start: Brandon Close

Qualifying Heats: Sam Junkin, Colby Adamczak

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