Dick Wilkinson Mini Stock Memorial Set for This Friday Night
RANSOMVILLE, NY (May 30, 2023) Ransomville Speedway will be honoring the memory of the oldest feature winner in speedway history on Friday June 2 with the Dick Wilkinson Memorial for the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks. Mark Cerrone Inc. will present the racing program that also features Kids Rides.
Just one week after his 73rd birthday, Dick Wilkinson won the Fireball division (now Mini Stock division) feature to set a new benchmark for the oldest feature winner in the history of Ransomville Speedway. His involvement in motorsports spanned over 50 years, on both the dirt at Ransomville and on the pavement at Lancaster. Wilkinson owned a 358 Modified that was raced by Mark Sylvies. He then spent several seasons in the grandstands before getting the itch to get back behind the wheel in the mid 2000s. Wilkinson served in the US Army Reserve and the NY Army National Guard for a combined 40 years of service and was a member of the Lewiston #1 Fire Company. Wilkinson passed away in February of 2019.
A full card of racing will also be presented this coming Friday night, featuring the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Hy-Tech Concrete DIRTcar Sportsman, KiPo Motors Street Stocks, and the Kevin’s Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman.
Mark Cerrone, Inc. is Western New York’s Premier Site Contracting and Construction Company. Founded in 1999 and located in Niagara Falls, they specialize in the highest caliber quality construction services throughout the Western New York region. From demolition through landscaping, Mark Cerrone Inc., is your complete construction solutions contractor. For more information about Mark Cerrone Inc., visit their website at www.markcerrone.com.
Pit gates will open at 5pm, grandstands open at 6pm, and racing will get underway at 7:15pm. Grandstand admission prices are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (60 +) and youth (12-17). Kids 11 and under are admitted FREE. Pit admission is $35 for members, and $40 for non-members.
Article Credit: Steven Petty
Submitted By: Steven Petty