Scott Bender Wins Modified Opener

It was the season opener for the Modifieds Tuesday night at Randy’s Raceway and Scott Bender scored 1 segment win and had all lead lap finishes to post a close win. TCS Racing showed it will be a force all season as Savannah Cunnius scored 3 segment wins turning in a career best 2nd place finish. Randy Haydt  had a fast “Chucky” machine as he scored 3 segment wins finishing 3rd. A “TORRID” battle for the 4th spot, a 3 way tie including Cory Reinhard, Toby Reinhard and Brian “ Spoons “ Sponagle. Cory getting credit for the 4th spot with 5 segment wins. Toby and Spoons tied with one segment win each so the tie breaker then goes to fall offs. Toby takes 5th with 9 fall offs and “Spoons ” 6th with 12 fall offs. Ed Kenderdine was 7th with 1 segment win. John Kosmoski 8th with 1 win, 9th Billy Decker and 10th Jim Levan with 1 win.

HOT LAPS:

Have to check the record books to see if we have ever had a 3 way tie ? 17 racers were in the pit area. Great start of the Modified season for TCS racing with 3 Top 5’s and 9 segment wins. Tough night for Mark Williams who had pinion and rear gear issues all night. Sprint Car Opener next week.

Toby Reinhard Race Well Attended

Nick Wummer with the help of his aunt Cathy put together a nice event to help Toby along with his recovery after some surgery last month.  Over 20 people attended the days activities which included a double show of Big and Small Block Modifieds.  Also a huge thank you to all the people who donated prizes toward the auction, this was really very nice of them.  In a fitting way Toby’s son Cory won the Big Block feature with almost a perfect score.  Followed by Little T, Dan Wirful, Savvy Cunnius and Billy Decker.  The Small Block portion of the show went to Little T as 16 racers entered the event.  Mark Williams was second followed by Randy Haydt, Cory Reinhard and Toby Reinhard coming home 5th.  Great Event everyone and thanks to Randy’s Raceway for once again hosting a great day.

Williams Takes Opener at Randy’s Raceway

Mark Williams won the NASCAR feature at Randy’s Raceway to Open the 19th consecutive season of racing at the Berks Speedway.  A field of 18 racers were on hand to kick off the season and little rust was shown.  Many cars were extremely fast on the smooth 8 lane track.  Williams won 5 segments on route to a one lap victory over last years Point Champ Randy Haydt.  Haydt won 4 segments in his Skoal machine.  Third spot went to a very consistent Jim LeVan in his familiar orange Cup car.  [Read more…]

TEAM REINHARD GETTING READY FOR RANDY’S RACEWAY SEASON

Team Reinhard is looking forward to another year of improvement at the Berks County Racing Center known as Randy’s Raceway.  The group of 5 tracks at 2 sites makes this a very tough venue but team Reinhard has improved year over year.  The Team which consists of Cory Reinhard, Savvy Cunnuis and veteran car builder Toby Reinhard should be fast right out of the gate this year.  Look for Cory to contend for a Modified Point Title one of these years very soon and Savvy will be in victory lane no doubt in the near future.  Also as we publish this story a speedy recovery to Toby who is hopefully feeling better each day.

2018/2019 Modified Season Review

This past season saw many great races on the Tri-Oval and 8 lane tracks.  6 drivers won feature races and 20 won segments.  8 drivers averaged under 10 falloffs per week which may be a record.  31 racers took a green flag this past season with 8 of them making all 14 shows.

Mark Williams walked off with the point title his 5th in a row after winning 7 features including the last 4 in a row.  Randy Haydt had one of his best years in the Modified class finishing second in the season long championship.  Haydt won 3 features including the opener and 26 segments along the way to his 1149 point season.  Third spot with a feature win and 24 segment wins went to young charger Cory Reinhard.  Reinhard also took home the Most Improved driver award this season.  Steady Veteran Scott Bender was fourth in points winning a feature along with 11 segment wins.  Jim LeVan had a good season to wind up fifth winning his feature on December 5th and grabbing 27 segment wins along the way.  Brian SPOONS Sponagle the racing Teacher won 18 segments this year and had a pair of runner=ups in features.  Toby Reinhard wound up 7th this year and won 14 segments, 8th went to Rookie Racer Laudan Seigfried who won 13 segments and made every race except the opener.  Siegfried’s best finish came on January 9th a fourth place run.  Our Racing Parts Manager Billy Decker was 9th on the season.  The Veteran won 5 segments and scored a third on February 20th.  Rounding out the Top ten was Savvy Cunnuis who won an impressive 11 segments and scored two sixth place feature finishes this year.

11-20th Larry Sanders,Ed Kenderdine, Brian VanBuskirk, Bob Amore, Nick Wummer, Tony Zappacosta, Alex Amore, Adam Zappacosta, Bryan Kisthardt and Bill Rowley.

IROC SERIES RETURNS TO RANDY’S RACEWAY

The very popular IROC racing series returns this season with a full schedule of events.  The opener kicks off on the Tri-Oval on October 2 nd.  This series points championship will be defended by Brian Sponagle who won the title last year in an abbreviated season.  The series which features cars supplied by the track and others is a bring your own controller and have at it.  This really equals the field and makes for very competitive races.  Watch for upcoming news and stories for IROC 2018/2019.

Randy Haydt Bags NASCAR Point Title

A good year of NASCAR Cup racing this year as the point title went down to the final race of the season with Randy Haydt holding off Mark Williams by 4 points to claim the title. Randy scored 4 wins including a strong  2nd half of the season that included 3 wins and a 3rd place finish on the final night to claim the title. Randy collected 24 segment wins and had a win on the Road Course. Good year for Mark Williams as he won the Opener and the season final race, had the most segment wins with 26 and 4 more Top3 run’s. Trailing Mark by just 4 points, Jim Levan scored his win in November along with 5 Top 5 finishes, and 20 segment wins for a solid 3rd place finish in the final totals. Only 8 points behind Cory Reinhard scored his 1st career NASCAR win in race 2 on the Tri-Oval, then added 4 more Top 5 finishes and 10 segment wins for a strong 4th place finish. Closing out the Top 5 Brian Sponagle had a good year as he opened the season with a 2nd place finish, then added 4 more Top 5 finishes and 21 segment wins capping off the year 5th in the standing. [Read more…]

LeVan Captures Sprint Title

Veteran racer from Reading Jim LeVan won the Sprint car Point Championship for the 2017/ 2018 season at Randy’s Raceway.  LeVan won the season opener on September 19th ans then closed out the year with a win on March 13th to take the title by a mear 3 points.  In between the two victories Jim was never lower than 3rd at the end of the night and finished with 18 segment wins.  Mark Williams was runner-up in points after scoring three feature wins in a row but having mechanical issues the last race and dropped out of the event.  Williams won 14 segments.  [Read more…]

Banquet Fast Facts and Driver Meeting Notes

BANQUET FAST FACTS

Here are some fast facts at Randy’s Raceway.

  1. We had 7 different feature winners this past season
  2. We had 24 drivers win segments and 8 of them had over 20 segment wins.
  3. Six drivers won segments in all 4 classes. Tony, Randy, Cory, Jim, Toby and Bob.
  4. Jim LeVan now has 35 career feature wins which is 5th highest.
  5. TCS now has 6 feature wins and 248 segment wins at Randy’s Speedways.
  6. Career segment milestones reached this year, Jim over 700, Billy over 400, Spoons, Toby and Cory all over 100.
  7. Last years banquet race winner was John Kosmoski and Randy Haydt took it this year.
  8. 81 drivers have now won segments at the tracks with 2 new ones added to the list this year.
  9. 15th place is a tie in all time segment wins with Bob Zelano Sr. and Little T at 108.

DRIVER MEETING NOTES

  1. For race stops that are beyond the 3rd segment we will minus 3 pieces from all scores except the winning car or cars.
  2. NASCAR will be on the Road Course 2 times this season
  3. Laudan will be sponsoring a Super Sprint Car series with single races at Randy’s Raceway, Woodland Spd and Seigfried HO Raceway.
  4. Entry fee has been adjusted Jody will fill drivers in at sign-in
  5. Inclement weather procedure- If Tuesday night is canceled we will run that Thursday.  If it’s Snowmaggedon we will lose that weeks show.
  6. IROC is back on the schedule we will run 4 lanes to keep the show moving.

Deadpool Races Slot Cars at ECHORR Event

We had an unexpected visitor at our ECHORR track during Sunday’s toy show in New Jersey. Deadpool decided to stop by and check out the race track. After watching for a while he later shouted “ALL RIGHT RACERS WHO WANTS TO RACE DEADPOOL ?” Well needless to say the racers at the track were excited. A five lap crash and burn was decided and the four racers were ready at the track. The race started and unfortunately Deadpool was off the track at the second turn. He was told he was out of the race, but his reply was that he can regenerate and should be able to keep going. Not to argue with Deadpool he was put back on the track but still lost the race. The winner was racing in the yellow lane. High fives were given by Deadpool to all the competitors in the race and no heads were severed. ( this time )