Ransomville Speedway’s 65th Season Of Operation Starts This Week; Lid-Lifter Set For Friday
Story By: STEVEN PETTY / RANSOMVILLE SPEEDWAY – RANSOMVILLE, NY – Last week’s inclement weather had Ransomville Speedway management quickly coming up with a plan to get the 2023 season underway for the Big R and Little R.
Weather permitting, Ransomville Speedway will host a practice session and pre-tech for all divisions on Wednesday, May 3. Pit gates will open at 5pm and cars will be on the track at 7pm.
Then on Friday, as part of the 65th Season Opener, time trials will take place to set the front row of each division to receive their contingency awards. The pole sitter for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds and the Investor’s Service Sportsman will receive a drum of VP Race Fuel, the “Official Fuel of the Big R”.
Drivers that clock in position number two for both the Modifieds and Sportsman will receive a certificate good for one new tire courtesy of Hoosier Racing Tires. The pole sitter in the KiPo Motors Street Stocks will receive a race tire while the outside polesitter will receive a free pit entry.
The front row for both the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks and the Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman will each receive a free pit entry. On Friday, pit gates will open at 5pm, grandstands opening at 6pm, and racing will get underway at 7:15pm.
The Little R will get their season going with a test and tune session on Thursday, May 4. Gates will open at 5pm with karts on track by 7 after going through safety tech.
Teams are encouraged to have both their one-way radios and transponders so it’s a smooth transition to get the transponder scoring system running.
The karts will also be having a practice session on Sunday, May 7 as well as the kart driving school for all new kart racers. Gates will open at 8am Sunday morning with the Kart Driving School, taught by veteran racers and champions Ryan Susice and Greg Martin from 9:30am-12:30pm, and then open practice for all karts from 1-3pm.