Sportsman Division Records

Division's 1st Winner: Frank Blanchard, July 24, 2004

Total Races: 302

Total Winners: 78

Lap Record: Brian Pessolano, 13.166, June 2, 2015

Most Wins In A Season: Tie; Jeremiah Munson, 10, 2008

Tie; Dave Constantino, 10, 2018

Most Wins In A Row: 5 in 2019; Rocky Warner

The Sportsman division started as a 4/6 Cyl division in 2004 under Custom Bob Neimitz until 2005 when then the Ridge allowed V8's to run. In 2006 & 2007 there was sort of an outlaw feel to the Sportsman with an open engine format. In 2008 Promoters Mike Romano & Jake Spraker set forth rules for 602 Crate & 2bbl Pump Gas Open motor engine packages. The division grew to what you see today, which is a crate engine division.

2021 Track Champion: Andrew Buff

2020 Track Champion: Co-Champions: Travis Green & Andrew Buff

2019 Track Champion: Rocky Warner
2018 Track Champion: Dave Constantino
2017 Track Champion: Chris Curtis
2016 Track Champion: Rocky Warner
2015 Track Champion: Brian Pessolano
2014 Track Champion: Rocky Warner
2013 Track Champion: Brian Pessolano
2012 Track Champion: Rocky Warner
2011 Track Champion: Bodie Bellinger
2010 Track Champion: Bodie Bellinger
2009 Track Champion: Korey Wilder
2008 Track Champion: Jeremiah Munson
2007 Track Champion: Butchie Irwin
2006 Track Champion: Lenny Billings
2005 Track Champion: Butchie Irwin
2004 Track Champion: Frank Blanchard

Ridge Runner Sportsman Series



2008 - Jeremy Wilder

2009 - Jack Gentile                         


The Ridge Runner Sportsman Series was introduced by former promoters Mike Romano & Jake Spraker in an effort to work with other local area tracks. 2 races at Glen Ridge and 2 races at Albany Saratoga made up the series. Unfortunately, it wasn't brought back in 2010, as Malta went pavement & other local area tracks weren't interested in joining efforts.