The Ransomville Speedway: History, Community, & Culture at a Dirt Track

The Ransomville Speedway in Ransomville, New York is one of the most storied dirt tracks in the state, and was first founded in the 1950s by a group of local racers known as the Ransomville Slowpokes. Today, the Ransomville Speedway continues to be an important community space for the Buffalo-Niagara region, and a hotbed of cultural expression: from narratives and customs to foodways and skilled techniques. This exhibition explores the cultural knowledge embedded in dirt track racing through interview excerpts recorded by Millar, and through video and photography by Tom Stevens, the track photographer at the Ransomville Speedway. Supplemental objects on display include a Slack kart, door panels, helmets, and a racing tire. Sat., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Sun., 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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