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
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.
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.
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…]
It was the season ending Modified event Tuesday night at Randy’s Raceway and long time campaigner Toby Reinhard collected his 1st Modified win. Toby scored 1 segment win but was very steady on every lane with a 19.15 his lowest score. Toby also only had 7 come offs. It was a well deserved win as he held off Tim ” BigT ” Bowers by only 4 pieces of track.Tim scored 5 segment wins for a good 2nd place finish. After a slow start on Lane 1 Mike Fitzgerald claimed 3 segment wins to come home 3rd. Bryan Kisthardt scored 1 segment win crossing the line 4th.Only 7 pieces of track behind, Bill Brenner continued his good late season runs in his Eric Beard machine scoring 2 segment wins to finish 5th it was his 2nd straight Top5 finish.
(6-10) TIE 6th Chris Brubaker ( 1win ) Jim Levan ( 2wins ) 8th Randy Haydt 9th Scott Bender 10th Cory Reinhard.
It was the final IROC race of the season this time running Johnny Lightning T-Jets as Randy Haydt scored 1 segment win on way to a close win his 2nd IROC win of the season. Randy’s win was by only 3 pieces of track over Bryan Kisthart who scored 2 segment wins. Only 3 pieces of track behind Bryan, Jim Levan scored 2 segment wins on lanes 2 & 5 to finish 3rd. Brian Sponagle also scored 2 segment wins to come home 4th. Dave Fitzgerald turned in 4 consistent runs on way to a good 5th place finish. THANKS to Brian Sponagle for his work on these IROC cars which ran very good.
On Tuesday night February 24, 2015 it was Race #7 of the 2014-2015 Season at Randy’s Raceway for the Sportsman division. Taking the win again was point leader Mark Williams. Mark won 6 segments on the 8-Lane oval. Second went to Shane Hiester. Shane won 2 segments on the night. Third went to Sheldon Hiester. Sheldon won 3 segments on the night. Fourth went to Jim Levan. This was Jim’s best run of the season in Sportsman. Rounding out the Top 5 was Bryan Kisthart. Bryan won 1 segment on the night. [Read more…]
Mark Williams won the feature on the eight lane oval this week taking 7 of 8 segments on his way to win number 8 on the season. Williams drove his Kenny Gilmore prepared car to the win. 14 racers were in attendance on the night although a few regulars were missing in action. Second spot went to Shane Hiester who won lanes 1-3 on the night. Sheldon Hiester wound up a close third with 2 segment wins and less than a lap behind his brother. Fourth went to Reading’s Scott Bender who had two segment wins and one of his strongest runs of this season. [Read more…]
The racing will be continued for the next two Saturdays in a row at Big T’s Speedway.
Saturday February 28, 2015 and Saturday March 7, 2015
Do0rs will open at the normal time.
NASCAR Cup racing returned to Randy’s Raceway with Twin 15’s on the 8 lane speedway and Sheldon Hiester turned in a sweep. In the opener running a good looking Dupont #24 Sheldon scored 3 segment wins on way to win number 2 of the Cup season. Less than 1 lap behind Shane Hiester also scored 3 segment wins on lanes 4 – 6 to finish 2nd. Bryan Kisthart rebounded well from a slow start on lanes 1 & 2, to win his final 4 segments to finish 3rd. [Read more…]