Williams Wins Modified Main

Mark Williams scored his first win of the young season this week at Randy’s Raceway.  A good early season field of 15 modifieds was on hand for the second race of the season on the 8 lane track.  Very competitive races prevailed as every segment had side by side battles for the lead and clean racing.  Williams won 5 segments but ended up with a narrow victory over Bryan Kisthardt who won 1 segment but only had a low score of 19.19.  Third spot went to veteran Billy Decker who continues his early season success.  Decker was fast all night winning 3 segments and was on the lead lap every segment except lane one.  Fourth on the night was Big T who won races on lanes 5 and 6.  Rounding out the top five with a good run was Mr. Consistent Scott Bender.  Sixth on the evening was Toby Reinhard winner of 2 segments who scored another good race.  Seventh was Randy Haydt the opening night winner, Randy won 1 segment in his Chucky sponsored car.  Eight spot went to Jim Levan in his familiar modified.  Ninth was the Quallio replica #4 of Brian Sponagle who won 1 segment.  Finishing tenth was Cory Reinhard.

Well security was called to the pits quite a few times as there was a bit of paint exchanging going on out on the track.  No full moon so it was hard to figure out what was going on.  Boundary issues seem to be a non factor this year.  Good to see Brian V, Chris B and Dave F all back in modified action.  Bill Brenner was not in attendance but he should be back racing with us soon.

Mark Williams, Toby Reinhard Tuesday Night Winners

It was the 1st “Twin Bill” on the schedule Tuesday night at Randy’s Raceway and Mark Williams opened the 6 race Sprint car season with the win. Mark claimed 4 segment wins on to the win. Scott Bender scored 2 segment wins on way to a career best 2nd place finish. Bryan Kisthardt had a rare crash out, then rebounded to score 2 segment wins coming home 3rd. Randy Haydt also scored 2 segment wins to finish 4th. Billy Decker also had a early crash out but came back to win a segment on lane 8 to score a 5th place finish.


Good having Brian Vanbuskirk back with us. Brian Sponagle turned in a good 7th place effort with 2 lead lap runs. And Tony Zapacosta had a nice 8th place finish with no crash outs!

6th – Toby Reinhard / 7th Brian Sponagle / 8th Tony Zapacosta / 9th Zapacosta / 10th Cory Reinhard

Toby Reinhard Scores 1st IROC Win

In race 2 it was the IROC season opener running Tyco Pan Chassis cars going 8 laps and Toby Reinhard continued his strong early season scoring his 1st career IROC win by scoring 3 segment wins.Toby’s win was only 26 pieces of track ahead of runner up Mark Williams who won 2 segments on the outer lanes. Brian Sponagle turned in a solid 3rd place finish, scoring 1 segment win. Bryan Kisthardt also scored 1 segment win to finish 4th. Brian Vanbuskirk also scored 1 segment win for a career best 5th place finish.

6th – Randy Haydt (1win) / 7th Scott Bender (1win) 8th Billy Decker / 9th Cory Reinhard / 10th Jody Williams

IROC Items:

Jody Williams made her debut in IROC racing, after a crash out on lane 2, got better each segment. Thanks to Billy Decker for his work he put in on the Pan Chassis cars that everyone enjoyed.

NEXT WEEK: Modifieds 8 lane.

Randy Haydt Wins Modified Feature

Randy Haydt won the Modified feature this week at Randy’s Raceway.  It was his first win since 11-19-2002.  The win was his third career at the Berks ovals.  Haydt won zero segments but was just so consistant he was hard to beat.  Defending Chanmpion Mark Williams was second after winning four segments.  Third spot went to Big T who won 2 segments and finished the race strong.  Fourth was Bryan Kisthart who also won 2 segments but had a tough race in lane 1.  Rounding out the top 5 Veteran Billy Decker.  The rest of the top ten went like this.  Toby Reinhard, Cory Reinhard, Jim Levan, Brian Sponagle and Scott Bender.

Modified notes from week one

Cory Reinhard won his very first Modified segment win and he had so much fun he won his second right away after that first win.  Scott Bender had a tough night aboard his own modified with some mechanical issues.  With his two segment wins this week Toby Reinhard now has 20 career modified segment wins.  Twelve racers were in attendance this week and many others will soon be back in competition as the outdoor season is winding up.  Randy’s win came just short of 13 years since his last win.

Berks – Lebanon Modified Series

A new Slot Car Racing Series will begin this winter. There will be three tracks involved in the series, which will run two classes of Modifieds. Both Little T’s Hot Stock and Randy’s Armature rules will apply in the Big Block and Small Block portions of the show. Details are available from any of the guys, Little T, Randy, Scott or Mark. Race one will be held at Little T’s in Myerstown on December 5, 2015. Next on the schedule is a show at Randy’s Raceway Kutztown on January 16, 2015. The series finale will be held at Randy’s Raceway II at Woodland Speedway in Boyertown on February 13, 2015. Practice and race start times to follow later.

Bryan Kisthardt Wins Cup Opener

NASCAR Cup racing kicked off the 15th season of racing at Randy’s Raceway and Byran Kisthardt started the season off with the win. Bryan turned in 6 segment wins in his Budweiser # 8 to score the win. Mark Williams ran his red # 50 to 3 segment wins on the middle lanes to finish 2nd. Only 8 pieces of track behind Toby Reinhard collected his career best Cup effort coming home 3rd, scoring 2 segment wins. Billy Decker ran his Olive Garden # 25 to 1 segment win for a good season opening 4th place finish. Scott Bender ran his M & M’s # 38 to a 5th place finish.
6th – Jim Levan / 7th Tim “Little T” Bowers / 8th Brian Sponagle / 9th Randy Haydt /10th Adam Zappacosta.

Good having Tim “Little T” Bowers in the field. Congrats to Toby Reinhard on his 3rd place effort. And improving Adam Z ran a Billy Decker back up to a 10th place run, including 2 lead lap finishes.


Modified Opener, 8 Lane, 25 Laps



End of Season Drivers Meeting

It was the season ending rules meeting held at Randy’s Raceway on Tuesday night. A group of 9 gathered to share ideas for the upcoming season. Those attending were Jim Levan, Cory & Toby Reinhard, Mark Williams, Brian Vanbuskirk, Dave & Mike Fitzgerald, Brian Sponagle & Brian Kisthardt.

MODIFIEDS: No changes.

NASCAR: No changes.

Sportsmen Division will be eliminated, IROC racing will be a 9 race season running 7 different chassis cars using stock track controllers. The final 2 races will be determined by a vote of the most popular car class.  IROC racing will also include 1 race on the Tub Track.

Sprint cars will run a 6 race season running only on the 8 lane.
A Modified or NASCAR chassis built to Randy’s Raceway car building specs can be modified with these changes:
Rules for this class:
Pinion Gear: 7 or 8 tooth
Crown Gear: 20 – 24
Front Axle: Any front axle allowed
Bodies: Open to paper, lexan, or hard body
Wings: Top wing 1 x1 minimum, Side Wing no more than 1/2 high side wing

Jim Levan Wins Cup Finale

It was the season finale Tuesday night at Randy’s Raceway with NASCAR action on the Tri-Oval and veteran Jim Levan closed out the season with a convincing win. Jim ran his Orange Coors Light #40 to 4 segment wins on way to victory. It was the 6th different winner this year in the Cup division. Billy Decker ran his Olive Garden#25 to a season best 2nd place finish, scoring 2 segment wins, and his 2nd straight Top 5 finish on the Tri-Oval. Brian Sponagle also scored his season best finish winning 3 segments to finish 3rd. Scott Bender ran his Cornflakes #5 to a 4th place finish. Only 1 piece of track behind Mark Williams scored 2 segment wins closing out the Top 5.

( 6 – 10 ) Randy Haydt, 7th Paul Williams ( 1win ) 8th Toby Reinhard ( 1win ) 9th Chris Brubaker ( 1win ) 10 th Cory Reinhard ( 1win ).

PIT TALK: Good way to finish off the season with 15 racers in the pits. Also 8 different segment winners. And gald to see Adam Zappacosta, Paul Williams, Bill Brenner and Chris Brubaker in the Cup field hope to see them back next year.
GOOD EATS: Thanks to everyone who brought food for everyone to enjoy Billy & Linda Decker, Chris Brubaker, Brian Vanbuskirk. Also thanks to Jodi for getting the pizza order ready.

AWARDS: Plaques were handed out to-Dave Fitzgerald Sportsmen “Rookie of the Year” Chris Brubaker Modified “Rookie of the Year” and Brian Vanbuskirk “Most Improved” Congrats to all.


Dave Fitzgerald


Chris Brubaker


Brian Vanbuskirk





Photos by: Scott Bender

GIVEAWAYS: Thanks goes out to Billy Decker for all the fine racing items he donated, and Mike Fitzgerald for donating 2 good looking Modified bodies for the 50/50 losing raffle drawing.


Cars on pit lane


First race line up


NASCAR Scores 2014 -15









Fitzy Wins Career First at Randy’s Raceway

For the second week in a row a veteran campaigner won their career first feature at Randy’s Raceway in Kutztown PA.  Following up on Toby Reinhard’s win last week in the mighty Modifieds Mike Fitzgerald took home the victory in the Sportsman show this week.  Fitzy ran strong on all six lanes of the tri-oval scoring three segment wins and finishing on the lead lap every race.  Season’s point winner Mark Williams was runnerup winning 4 segments.  [Read more…]