Randy Haydt Wins Cup Opener

It was the season opener for Sprint Cup racing at Randy’s Raceway with the opening race of the 9 race season on the challenging Tri-Oval. It was track owner Randy Haydt collecting the opening night win, Randy scored 2 segment wins, including a win on lane 1.To change his luck Randy switched over to the silver Kodiak #41, instead of his usual Skoal Bandit #33 body. To finish off a good night Randy also took home the winning from the 50/50 drawing. Runner up honors went to Shane Hiester who won 4 segments running the Blue #2 Miller Lite machine, only 9 pieces of track behind. Trailing Shane by only 4 pieces of track Sheldon Hiester also scored 4 segment wins finishing 3rd. [Read more...]

Sheldon Hiester Takes Sportsman Season Opener

Welcome back slot car enthusiasts.  On Tuesday night September 9, 2014 it was the opening night for the Sportsman Division at Randy’s Raceway in Kutztown, PA for the 2014-2015 Racing season.  There were 14 racers on hand for the opener 25 Laps on the 8-Lane Oval.  Taking the win on the night was Sheldon Hiester.  Sheldon won 7 segments on the night in pretty dominating fashion.  Second went to Shane Hiester.  Shane won 4 segments on the night losing by less then a lap to the winner.  Third went to defending Champion Mark Williams.  Mark didn’t win any all night, but was smooth as usual in a good start to defending his championship. [Read more...]

WILLIAMS TAKES OPENER

Mark Williams won the Modified opener at Randy’s Raceway to kick off the 2014/2015 season at the Berks County Track.  Williams kept falloffs to a minimum and scored the victory with 6 segment wins.  Second spot went to last years opener winner Shane Hiester who was very fast all night.  Hiester won 4 segments and only struggled on lane 7.  Third position went to the Gettysburg racer Eric Beard who won 5 segments in his #18 racer.  This was a good start for Beard racing who also had another car in the top ten on the evening.  [Read more...]

2014 – 2015 Randy’s Raceway Season Schedule

2014 _2015_Schedule

 

Mark Williams Scores First NASCAR Title

Going into this season it was going to be hard to top last season’s point battle when their was a tie for the point title and a 6 point difference behind the top 2, but this season was still very close and competitive. Mark Williams needed 2 season ending wins to secure his 1st NASCAR point title. After an opening night 6th place finish, Mark scored top 5 finishes the rest of the way, and 3 wins, locking up the title by only 15 points. Last years co-champ Sheldon Hiester turned in another strong season including 8 top 5 finishes, and 2 wins, to come home 2nd in the final standing. Bryan Kisthardt improved 3 spots, also notched 8 top 5 runs including 3 2nd place finishes for a very consistent 3rd place finish. [Read more...]

MODIFIED SEASON WRAP

29 Racers entered events during the 13th season of action at Randy’s Raceway in Kutztown, PA.  The 2013-2014 season began and ended with Shane Hiester taking feature wins and cementing his second place finish in the season Points Championship.  In between those two races Mark Williams won all the rest of the features except one that Brett Gilmore won on Nov. 5th in his only appearance this year.  Williams won 12 events in the team Gilmore stables.  Randy’s Raceway Rookie of the year Randy Stitzel managed a 17th place finish in the point run this season in his first full season.  Most Improved driver this season Brian Sponagle finished 11th in points and picked up a segment win as well.  Brian had 2 top ten finishes along the way.

25th-29th
Mike Feltenberger was 25th winner of 3 segments and had a top five finish in two outings.  Brett Gilmore was 26th with just a single appearance, picking up his 44th career Modified feature win, tying him all time with his Dad in that category.  Next came two ageless slot car veterans Sam Heller and Phil Levering with Adam Zapacosta finishing 29th. [Read more...]

Rule Meeting Report

It was the season ending rules meeting held at Randy’s Raceway on Tuesday night among those who attended was Bob Amore, Billy Decker, Jim Levan, Mark and Jody Williams, Brian Vanbuskirk, and Tony Zappacosta.
Among the topics that were discussed:
IROC DIVISION: This division was discussed possibly running after NASCAR, only a 4-5 race season.
GEARS: All gears must now be legibly factory stamped.
CANCELLATIONS: If a Tuesday night is cancelled there will be no make up date.
FLAGGING: Will be asking for volunteers to flag on a rotating system.
TEAR DOWNS: Random tear downs will occur during the season in each class it will be the winner and 2 random picks from anywhere in the finishing order.
TIRE CHANGING: No tire changing in the middle of a segment.

50/50: There will be a box to put your losing tickets in with your name on the back, during the season there will be drawings among those tickets to win a prize.

Annual Awards Banquet Well Attended

The 13th annual Randy’s Raceway Awards night was held in early April and over 25 attended the event.  Awards were presented along with point money and many door prizes.  Brian Sponagel was named Most Improved Driver this year and Randy Stitzel won Modified Rookie of the year.  The Banquet race had 18 entries and the Road Course Veteran Bryan Kisthart won the event on the tight Tub track.  Shane Hiester was second followed by Randy Haydt, Toby Reinhard and Mark Williams.

Photos by Scott Bender

Randy Stitzel Rookie of the Year

Randy Stitzel
Rookie of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Sponagle
Most Improved Driver

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food by Spuds

Food by Spuds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race Prizes

Race Prizes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race Prizes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race Prizes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modifieds on the Tub

Modifieds on the Tub

 

 

 

 

 

 

Line up for the Start

Line up for the Start

Shane Hiester Closes Season

Veteran Shane Hiester handily won the season’s final race the Modified show.  He actually opened and closed this season with victories.  Hiester won 4 segments on the night in his brothers car (Sheldon picked the wrong one) this was his second feature win this season and seventh career Modified win. [Read more...]

3rd Annual St Patty’s Day Brings in Racers from 6 States

The 3rd Annual St. Patty’s Day race was here and gone, the racers who attended all had a good time racing, socializing, food, green beer, and just having fun. Thirty-five racers from six states made the journey to Kutztown, PA. The snow was mostly all gone and that was a good thing because it made the parking around here a whole lot easier

 

Saturday was open for a 12noon to 5pm practice and sixteen racers took advantage of the pre-race track time. When practice was over we walked to the local tavern for dinner and enjoyed the local scenery.

 

On Sunday morning the doors opened at 8 am and fresh coffee was on along with donuts and pastries also green beer. As the racers entered to claim their pit space, Henry was there to greet them with his Final Word. [Read more...]