BERKS / LEBANON SERIES RACE CANCELED

Schedule Updates

The Berks / Lebanon Series race for this weekend has been cancelled due to the Winter Storm.

No sense taking any chances on the roads.

The next race will be at Woodland Speedway on February 16th with practice at 11:30 and racing at 1pm.

Cory Reinhard Stays perfect In Sprint

Cory Reinhard who is racing hard as he tries to win his first Championship at Randy’s Raceway in the Sprint Car Division this season.  Reinhard stayed a perfect 3 for 3 in this years 6 race series after missing the previous show.  So he still leads the chase for the crown after 2/3 of the season races are in the books.  Two races remain before a Sprint Champion will be crowned.  Reinhard won 4 segments in a dominating win by almost a full lap over runner-up Randy Haydt who holds onto 3rd in the points.  Haydt won 4 segments in an extremely fast show.  Third went to Mark Williams who won the last race, he also had 4 segment wins.  Fourth spot was earned by Toby Reinhard with a single segment win placing the second TCS car in the top five.  Fifth went to Mike Fitzgerald who continues to impress on the 8 lane Speedway.  Fitzy won 2 segments.

Sprint Sides-  Seemed like a wingless night was in the works as multiple wings came apart during the night.  Lucky for us Randy stayed downstairs and got to relive last years track repair job by me.  Thanks Jody for bringing that up again.  Once again James shows continued improvement with many consistent runs.  Tony Zappacosta had a strong car and nearly pulled out a couple of segment wins on his way to a fine sixth place showing in the feature.  18 racers were on hand as Sprints continues to be a popular event.

Mark Williams Scores 7TH Mod Win


Modified point leader Mark Williams scored 7 segment wins on way to his 7th Modified victory of the season. Continuing a strong season, Cory Reinhard scored 4 segment wins on the middle lanes to finish 2nd. Randy Haydt collected 2 segment wins on his way to a strong 3rd place finish. That was Randy’s 7th top 5 run of the year. Less than 1 lap behind, Jim Levan scored 1 segment win for a good 4th place finish. Just 10 pieces of track behind, Brian Sponagle scored his 2nd top 5 finish of the year to close out the first 5.

6th-Ed Kenderdine, 7thSavvy (2wins), 8thToby Reinhard (1win),  9thScott Bender, 10th Billy Decker (1win).

HOT LAPS: Season best finish for Ed K. just missing out on a top 5 finishing 6th. Also Billy D getting his 1st segment win on lane 1 finishing 10th. We had 3 segment winners on lane 1, Savvy, Mark W, and Billy D. Youngster James Hamershock had a good night with no crash outs while finishing 15th. Next Week Sprint cars are back in action.

Williams Doubles Up in NASCAR Event


Mark Williams won both halves of the Twin 10 event this week on a Thursday night show.  The NASCAR Point leader won 11 segments on the evening sweeping the first event and ended up the overall winner.  In the first show with a good field of 17 racers in attendance Cory Reinhard scored 3 segment wins to come home runner-up.  Third spot went to Randy Haydt also winner of 3 segments.  Jim LeVan won 2 segments to finish fourth followed by Savvy Cunnius who won 1 segment in her fast pink car to finish out the top five.  A redraw for the second show saw Williams win 5 segments and take the win over Jim LeVan who once again won 2 segments followed by Cory Reinhard and Randy Haydt who won 2 segments each.  Tom Wenner grabbed fifth in the night cap winning one segment.

NASCAR News-  Young James Hamershock had some nice runs on the Tri-oval improving on each race segment.  It’s great having James and his Dad Mike racing with us as well as Kris aka MollyKat.  Team TCS racing had a great night with 5 top ten finishes lead the way by Cory who had a second and third with 5 segment wins in total.  Jim LeVan holds onto a strong position in the season points standing in second spot with another Road race still looming.  Hiram Durant had some strong runs in the Haydt backup machine finishing 8th and 9th on the evening.  It was great to see Larry Sanders family enjoying the event over the Holiday season.

Two Drivers Having a Great Season

With our racing season at about the mid-way point two drivers that are having good seasons are in this weeks spotlight.  Scott Bender has himself a good season going with a feature win on opening day in the Modifieds and is currently 4th in points with 4 segment wins.  A part time runner this year in Nascar has him 17th in points as he looks for that first career Nascar Feature win.  He is also 6th in the Sprint Car chase with 3 top five finishes and 1 segment win so far.  He is a former Sprint Point Champion.  [Read more…]

Mark Williams Wins Holiday Modified Event

It was the annual Holiday / Scott Bender Photo Night event at Randy’s Raceway.  A record  turnout of 25 racers were on hand.  Mark Williams scored 6 segment wins on way to his 6th Modified win of the season. Just 1 lap behind Jim Levan turned in a strong 2nd place finish scoring 4 segment wins on way to his best Modified run of the year. Cory Reinhard started off the night scoring 6 straight segment wins to come home with a solid 3rd place finish. Trailing Cory by 30 pieces of track, Scott Bender scored 2 segment wins finishing 4th. Making his 2nd Modified start of the year Mike Fitzgerald had  a consistent run of 19’s for a good 5th place effort. Just 9 pieces of track behind, Randy Haydt scored 4 segment wins including a win on lane 8 to finish 6th. Toby Reinhard was 7th, Tom Wenner scored 2 segment wins on the middle lanes and was 8th, Mike Feltenberger was 9th,closing out the Top 10 Ed Kenderdine scored a segment win to finish 10th.

 

11th-Billy Decker 12thJohn Kosmoski 13thBrian Sponagle 14thTony Zappacosta 15th Hiram Durant

SPANKY SAYS: Good having Susquehanna Late Model Champion Brian Shuey making his 1st start hope to see him back again. A record field of 25 racers were in the pit area. Want to Thank everyone who helped keep the night moving getting everyone out at a decent time. No problems on pit road as Jim Levan kept the big field under control.

Williams / Seigfried 1 / 2 in Sprint Feature

Mark Williams won his first Sprint feature this season on the monster oval winning 5 segments.  Making his return after an extended absence was Laudan Seigfried who won 4 segments and was fast all night garnering a second place finish.  Third spot went to Randy Haydt in his new #21 sprinter, he won 3 segments followed by Jim LeVan who won a segment on lane 4 and rounding out the top five was Scott Bender a former Champion.   FINISH- Williams, Seigfried, Haydt, LeVan, Bender, Decker, Wenner, VanBuskirk, Fitzgerald, Kosmoski, A.Zappacosta, Kenderdine, Sanders, Kris K, T.Zappacosta.

 

Sprint storyline-  16 racers checked in for the third race of the season.  Two time winner Cory Reinhard was not in the field this week.  Adam Zappacosta had a fast car and was challenging for the lead in a couple of races.  Tom Wenner had a rocket in the lower lanes but had some struggles in 6 through 8.   Good to see Kris K back racing with us again.

Brian Sponagle Scores Close Modified Win

Brian Sponagle scored his 1st Modified win of the year Tuesday night on the Tri-Oval. “Spoons” scored 3 segment wins including a win on lane 1 on way to the win. It was an “Epic” battle among the Top 3. Point Leader Mark Williams scored 4 segment wins trailing Brian by only 2 pieces of track at the finish line. Scott Bender scored 2 segment wins and trailed Mark by only 2 pieces of track and Brian by 6, to come home with a 3rd place finish. Only 1 lap behind Randy Haydt had a strong run winning 2 segments on lanes 1 & 3 to finish 4th. John Kosmoski had a steady run winning 2 segments to close out the Top 5.

6th Cory R ( 1 win ) / 7th Tom W ( 2 wins ) / 8th Jim L ( 2 wins ) / 9th Billy D / 10th Adam Z ( 2 wins ).

Caution Flags:

Close racing on the Tri-Oval top 4 were separated by 1 lap and 6 pieces of track. Another full pit area with 21 racers. Good run for Tom Wenner finishing 7th winning 2 segments. Also for Tony Z getting his 1st segment win and a 13th place finish. Welcome to the 3 new racers James, Mike and Kris running well for the first time on the tricky Tri-Oval. Next week Sprint car racing returns to the 8 lane.

LeVan Takes NASCAR Road Race

Veteran racer Jim LeVan of Reading won his first NASACR feature this season on the Tub track. A former winner of this event in past seasons LeVan almost pulled off a perfect run just missing in the gutter lane 6 for a sweep. LeVan also beat a season high 21 racers who enjoyed a well thought out show by promoter Randy Haydt. LeVan who has gained road race experience racing with ECHORR was very fast in his orange Cup car. Another ECHORR and Randy’s regular Brian Sponagle showed his left and right hand turn experience to come home second. Spoons won 2 segments in his Miller Light #2 after a tangle with Spanky in the hairpin. Third spot went to another ECHORR Challenge runner Cory Reinhard. Cory has proven that he is a force this season with multiple feature wins already at Randy’s and Little T’s Speedways. Cory won 2 segments. Toby Reinhard brought a second TCS car home for a fine 4th place run winning 3 segments. Rounding out the top five was last seasons Tub winner Randy Haydt who won 2 segments. Sixth was Tom Wenner in a real good run winning a segment on lane 4. The Blandon racer has come out with a strong season thus far in 2018. Mark Williams finished 7th for the second year in a row winning 2 segments. Newcomer Mike Mackaravitz from Bethlehem won a segment on lane 3 and finished an impressive 8th in his first ever run at Randy’s Raceways. Ninth went to Exeter’s Mike Fitzgerald. Fitzy won 2 segments and was followed by Tony Zappacosta in tenth scoring 1 segment in his best run this season.

IROC NIGHT CAP TO VETERAN SAM HELLER
By Mark Williams

Sam Heller out of Phoenixville PA made a rare start and after garnering an 11th in the Cup portion of the show scored a 4 section of track win over Savannah Cunnius. Sam won a single segment and Savvy won 2 just narrowly missing her first career feature win. For Sam it was his first win at Randy’s in many years. Tom Wenner wound up third after the tie breaker with a graet run in all 4 lanes. Fourth was Toby Reinhard who won 2 segments followed by Cory Reinhard in fifth.

Mark Williams Makes it 5 in a Row

Mark Williams made it 5 Modified wins in a row Tuesday night at Randy’s Raceway. Mark just missed a Sweep by 1 segment. Randy Haydt ran a fast “Chucky” car to 3 segment wins finishing 2nd. A strong run by Mike Fitzgerald scoring 1 segment win to come home 3rd. Cory Reinhard continued his solid season winning 3 segments on way to a 4th place finish. Jim Levan had a good run scoring 3 segment wins for his 4th straight top 5 finish was 5th.

6th Scott Bender / 7th Billy Decker / 8th Brian Sponagle / 9th Mike Feltenberger /  10th Tom Wenner

Close Calls:

Good racing at the top as 2nd to 5th were separated by less than 2 laps. Good having Phil Levering back after a long absence Phil scored a 12th place finish. Also good to see Bruce Komoldi making his 1st Modified start. Good run by “Fitzy” getting a segment win and a 3rd. Also Billy D with a strong run finishing 7th. Pit Road Security was very tight as Jim kept an eye on everything.