Kisthardt Wins Second Straight Sprint Main

Bryan Kisthart won his second straight Sprint Feature at Randy’s Raceway and moved into the point lead.  The victory was a tough one over a field of 14 fast Sprinters.  BK won 5 segments and three other strong runs to complete a hard fought win.  Second spot went to Mark Williams who ran off a string of 5 segment wins in a row from lanes 2-6.  Third went to defending Point Champ Scott Bender who won 3 segments in his familiar yellow car.  Fourth was Randy Haydt who had one segment win and had to work through issues after a hard crash in lane 2.  [Read more…]

Congratulations to Cory Reinhard and TCS Racing

TCS Racing was in the winners circle with win in the Modified Feature last night at Randy’s Raceway.  We have all watched Cory grow up into a fine young man and a very good racer.  He has improved every year and capped it off with a great run on the Tri-Oval last night.  Team Reinhard had 3 fast racers in the field and after a tough week for Dad this win had to be extra special.  Just glad I did not have to ride home with Cory after that one.  Hopefully Toby and Savvy could stand it.  Way to go Team TCS we are all very proud of Cory.

Spoons Takes Cup Victory

Brian Sponagle won his second NASCAR Feature win at Randy’s Raceway on the Tricky Tri-Oval.  The first win was last season on the Tub Track road course. Spoons won 4 segments as he narrowly beat Randy Haydt by only 4 pieces of track.  Close racing all night prevailed with many torrid battles.  Eight different drivers won segments.  For Sponagle who is quickly becoming the driver to beat on the Tri-Oval this win follows up his impressive win 2 weeks ago in the Berks- Lebanon Series race.  Haydt ran off 4 straight segment wins on lanes 2 through 5 to earn his runner-up spot and now has a share of the Cup points lead.  Third spot went to Jim LeVan who won 2 segments and looked really fast all night.  [Read more…]

Kisthardt Edges Decker for Modified Win

Close action on the Tri-Oval Tuesday night at Randy’s Raceway as Bryan Kisthardt scored 5 segment wins on way to his 3rd Modified win of the season. Only 6 pieces of track behind was Billy Decker turning in his best Modified finish of the season scoring 5 segment wins for a strong Runner Up finish. Only 16 pieces of track behind Billy, Point leader Mark Williams scored 2 segment wins on the middle lanes to finish 3rd. Jim Levan turned in a steady 4th place finish, Jim set a “TORRID” pace while scoring his 3 segment wins. Cory Reinhard had a nice 5th place finish, scoring 1 segment win, his 3rd Top 5 finish of the year. [Read more…]

Kisthardt Takes Sprint Feature

Veteran Bryan Kisthardt (BK) took an impressive win last week in the Sprint class.  A strong field of 15 racers were on hand and BK drove a near flawless race winning all 8 segments and having 1 falloff with 1 lap to go in his final race.  Randy Haydt finished a distant 2nd with 2 segment wins followed by Scott Bender in third with a lone win on lane 7.  Fourth spot was taken by Jim LeVan who continues a hot streak at the Speedway.  Jim won 3 segments.  Rounding out the top five was opening night winner Mark Williams with 1 segment win.  The rest of the top ten was Billy Decker, Toby Reinhard, Cory Reinhard, Brian Sponagle and Tony Zappacosta.

LeVan Perfect on Tub

Veteran Jim LeVan drove a near perfect race on the Tub track for the annual Road Race for the NASCAR division.  In what became 6 segment victories and only 3 fall offs this was an amazing display of driving.  Jim was able to fend off the regular Randy’s Oval guys as well as those with great road racing resume’s.  The victory was the Reading Racers 13th career NASCAR win and with it he became the ninth different winner at Randy’s Raceway this season.  Second spot went to Current NASCAR Points leader Mark Williams who won 2 segments and secured his best finish on the Tub track.  His last Road course win can in 1974 at Trooper Speedway.  Third position went to Invader Sam Heller who was in getting some laps for the big Magnet car show this Saturday.  Heller showed his experience and scored a win on the gutter lane.   Fourth with 3 segment wins was Road course ace Randy Haydt.  Rounding out the top five was another Road Racer Brian Sponagle.  Spoons won 2 segments on the night.  Overall with a strong field of 16 racers we had 7 different segment winners.

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Bender Wins Special NASCAR Event

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3rd Jim LeVan / 1st Scott Bender / 2nd Billy Decker   ( left to right )

Scott Bender became the 6th different Feature winner this season at Randy’s Raceway.  In a special event promoted by Billy Decker under the NASCAR rules with Hard Bodies and wide chassis.  Bender won three segments overall in the two track event.  Second went to Billy Decker who won four segments followed by Jim LeVan who won four also.  Fourth spot was Toby Reinhard followed by Randy Haydt who won a single segment.  [Read more…]

Kisthardt Takes Second Win in Modified

Bryan Kisthart won for the second time this season his 7th career Modified win at Randy’s Raceway.  The win moved him ahead of Little T on the All-Time Feature win list.  Kisthart scored a perfect 120 on the Tri-Oval winning all 6 of his segments. Finishing second was Mark Williams (1seg) third spot went to Randy Haydt (4 seg) Fourth was Sam Heller (2 seg) and rounding out the top five was Jim LeVan (2 seg).

 

18 racers in the field and we had some regulars missing.  How was the game Scott Bender?  Veteran Bill Decker continues his good season with a 7th in the fast field of 18.  Brian VanBuskirk turned in a nice run with a 12th and a lead lap run on lane 3.

Mark Williams, Adam Zappacosta 1 / 2 In NASCAR Main Event

Mark Williams won his 3rd NASCAR race in a narrow victory over a determined Adam Zappacosta.  Williams won 5 segments on the night and won a close one. Adam Zappacosta started strong on lane 1 and followed through with 2 wins on lanes 2 and 5.  For the young Conrad Weiser student this was his career best finish here at Randy’s Raceway.  Third spot went to Brian Sponagle with segment wins on lanes 4,5 and 6.  Fourth was opening night winner and current third man in points Billy Decker.  Decker won 2 segments.  Rounding out the top 5 was Cory Reinhard.

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Haydt, Bender 1 and 2 in Sprint Action

Randy Haydt won the Sprint Car feature last Tuesday night as he bested a strong field of 14 racers.  Battling with the defending Sprint Champion Scott Bender for much of the night as they raced side by side by luck of the draw.  At the finish after both winning two segments they were only separated by 9 pieces of track.  Seven different drivers won segments on the evening.  Third spot at the drop of the checkered went to Bryan Kisthardt.  BK won 4 segments.  Fourth spot was Jim LeVan who won 3 segments.  Rounding out the top five was Cory Reinhard with a lone segment victory.

AROUND THE TRACK

Thanks to Gary for sponsoring the event and also to Scott for the photo of Gilmore Motorsports for a random drawing.  With 14 racers checked in this week the fields have been good for not just Modified but also NASCAR and Sprint racing.  Good having Larry and Ed racing with us regularly this season.   Brian Vanbuskirk picked up a top ten this week with a lead lap run on lane 4.  And a thank you to ECHORR for the Team Challenge race recently at the Kutztown Fairgrounds.  Randy’s Raceway teams competed and had a good showing considering the lack of road course experience.