Long time veteran racer Scott Bender won the Sprint Car Championship at Randy’s Raceway this season. This was his first ever championship and very much deserved. Scott had a dominating performance this year in the 6 race series, scoring 3 wins and 3 seconds. Bender added 21 segment wins as well. The victory on November 11th was also a career first. He now has 33 career segment wins in a Sprinter. We had 15 racers take a green in the class this year which returned to a more regular status with the Sportsman class going away this year. Mark Williams wound up second in points after scoring his win on opening night back in September. Williams now has 14 career Sprint wins for second place behind Kenny Gilmore. [Read more…]
Saturday was the beginning of a beautiful 4th of July weekend. Sixteen racers came to Kutztown, PA for the annual Randy’s Raceway 4th of July Blast to the Past racing activities.
Practice on Saturday had nine drivers take advantage of the pre-race tech and tune. The Whelen Modified Body cars ( Indy chassis ) were going to be raced on the Tri-oval this year. It was a good idea by most racers to practice a little more on that track. After Saturday’s practice a few of us once again walked to the local tavern for good food and sprits and had nice time.
Sunday morning came along and five of us went to Letterman’s Diner, this is Henry’s favorite breakfast spot in Kutztown. After that it was time to get back to the tracks and get practice started.
The racers started coming in and donuts and coffee were there to be had for an early morning snack.
Because the Tri-oval track is the food table the Whelen Modifieds were first on the schedule running 2 minute heats. The cars were called to pre-tech, checked, and the racing began. [Read more…]
A very successful Modified season was completed this year. We had 22 racers signed in for action during the season with an average of around 15 each week. 13 races were presented with two cancelled for weather. An amazing total of 16 drivers won segments this year and we had three different feature winners. Mark Williams won his 5th Modified Championship.
This years 9 race Cup season was again a competitive season with racing on the 6 Lane Tri-Oval, 8 Lane Oval, and a Road Course race. This year’s Cup champion Mark Williams turned in a dominating season. In a close point chase at mid-season, Mark scored 3 wins and a 2nd place finish in the final 4 races to claim the title. Mark had a total of 4 wins and 3 2nd place runs to go along with 31 segment wins on way to the championship. Randy Haydt had a very consistent Cup season, despite not collecting a Cup win Randy tallied 7 Top 4 finishes, to score a 2nd place finish in the final standing, to go along with 11 segment wins. [Read more…]
It was the season ending Rules Meeting at Randy’s Raceway Tuesday night. Discussing several topics the group included Randy Haydt, Billy Decker, Brian Vanbuskirk, Scott Bender, Toby Reinhard, Tony Zappacosta, Brian Sponagle, Jim LeVan, Mark Williams, and Jody Williams.
Specialty Races: Their will be 2 specialty races run during the season, their were many good suggestions including: Backwards Race, Russian Roulette Racing, Timed Race, Crash and Burn racing, Minus a Lap race, White Out racing, and the Tyco 500. The 2 races will be determined when the season starts with input from the entire group.
NASCAR: All NASCAR races will drop from 15 to 12 lap events to allow everybody the chance to run the IROC race that follows. Also NASCAR bodies must have full fenders with the body covering all 4 tires while looking down on the car.
The annual awards banquet for the 2015/ 2016 season at Randy’s Raceway was well attended by racers and their families. Thanks to all that attended the banquet and had a hand in a very successful year. Randy was able to thank everyone during the nights activities. It is really a great group and everyone helps to make the racing great. The awards were handed out including the Point Champions. Mark Williams won the Modified and NASCAR series while Scott Bender scored his first ever at any track championship in the Sprint
class. And finally our Promoter Randy Haydt won the final IROC race and took the title by 1 point. Our special awards this season went to the most improved driver in the Modified division, Cory Reinhard.
It was the season ending Cup race Tuesday night at Randy’s Raceway and Mark Williams running the Budweiser #50 claimed 6 segment wins on way to his 4th win of the season, and also winning the Cup point title. Billy Decker ran the maroon #3 to 4 segment wins on way to a solid 2nd place finish, it was his 6th top 5 finish in Cup action this year. Scoring 7 – 19’s and a high 18, Randy Haydt turned in a steady 3rd place finish. [Read more…]
Mark Williams won the season finale for the Modifieds at Randy’s Raceway. A full field of 14 racers were on hand to close out the 2015 / 2016 season on the 8 lane. Williams who also locked up the points title won 5 segments. Second spot went to Toby Reinhard who always seems to close out the season strong. The Boyertown racer won 2 segments and was chased across the line by third place runner Brian Sponagle who also won 2 segments. Fourth was Scott Bender who won a segment on lane 4. That blue lane has been really good this season. Rounding out the top five was Jim LeVan who won 2 segments. Sixth through tenth were, Cory Reinhard, Chris Brubaker, Tony Zappacosta, Randy Haydt and John Kosmoski.
Notes- We have missed BK the last few weeks and hope to see him soon. Also glad to hear Veteran Bob Amore is feeling better. Lane 4 won five of the 14 segments. A thank you to Gary Zappacosta for sponsoring the nights activities.
Cup racing and the IROC final race of the season returned to the Tri – Oval for the final doubleheader of the year. In the Cup opener Mark Williams ran the Budweiser # 50 to 4 segment wins on way to his 3rd Cup win of the season. Finishing in a tie for 2nd was Brian Sponagle and Randy Haydt. Brian scored 2 segment wins turning in another good run on the Tri – Oval. Randy also scored 2 segment wins for his 5th straight Top 5 finish of the year. [Read more…]
Veteran Mark Williams won his sixth Modified feature of the season in a tough race over Toby Reinhard. Williams won segments on lanes 4, 6, and 8. Toby Reinhard won 4 lanes including a tough win on lane 7. 14 racers were on hand for the event. Third spot was Scott Bender with 1 segment win. This was only Benders second segment win this season but he is a top five points racer. Fourth on the night went to Brian Sponagle who just missed a win on lane one. Rounding out the five was Cory Reinhard who won two segments.