BY THE NUMBERS

So as our season is coming to an end here are some numbers as compiled by Scott and Mark.  We have 3 Modified and single Sprint and NASCAR events left for the season.  We have had a good year as far as attendance and competition.  The myth surrounding the lane 2 pill is uncovered for Jim’s piece of mind.  Although he says he always gets #2 actually this season he did get it 4 times, Mark got it 3 times and Cory and Spoons got it twice.  10 drivers got it just once so it was fairly even. 

Also our numbers for driver entries in Modified are up almost 2 per week.  The season average in Modified is now 19.2.  In NASCAR numbers are up by almost 5 drivers per week to a season average of 18.3.  Sprint entries are up about 1 driver for a 14.3 per race average.

SOME NUMBERS REVISED

The lane two facts are although Jim has picked lane 2 four times in reality his % is much higher because he now waits until that number has been pulled so he really pulled it all most every time he drew this season.  Now if only he could pull the winning 50/50 every week…………………..

Randy Haydt Scores Close Road Course Win

Cup racing returned to Randy’s Raceway this time for its annual Road Course race. Randy Haydt rolled to his 3rd straight Cup win scoring 3 segment wins. Randy’s win was by just 6 pieces of track over Toby Reinhard who scored 3 segment wins on way to his season best 2nd place Cup finish. Trailing Toby by just 7 pieces of track Brian Sponagle scored 4 segment wins for a good 3rd place run, it was Spoons 5th top 5 cup run of the season. Just 12 pieces of track behind Brian Vanbuskirk scored his best Cup finish turning in a solid 4th place run, winning 2 segments. Good run by Lauden Seigfried his 1st time on the Road Course scored 1 segment win to cross the line 5th.

6th Nick Wummer ( 2 wins ) / 7th Mark Williams / 8th Jim LeVan / 9th Larry Sanders /  10th Savannah Cunnius

 

LEFT TURNS:

Road Course race had 15 racers entered. Good to see Larry Sanders almost get a segment win but still a very good 9th place finish. Also strong runs by Brian Vanbuskirk, Lauden Seigfried, and Nick Wummer. Also to good to see Rob London back with us. Modified racing back next week on the Tri-Oval.

Williams Falls Short of Sweep

Mark Williams won his second Modified feature in a row this time on the smooth new 8 lane just missing a sweep scoring a 19.31 on lane one.  Williams won for the fifth time this season.  Randy Haydt scored 19 in all 8 lanes as he ran side by side with the eventual winner all evening.  Third spot in his best finish of the season was veteran Billy Decker.  Decker scored a segment win on lane three and had at least 19 laps on every lane but lane one.  Fourth spot went to Scott Bender in his fast Modified stocker winning a segment on lane two.  Rounding out the first five was Cory Reinhard who won 3 segments on the evening.  The rest of the top ten were, Mike Feltenberger (1 win), Bill Rowley (1 win),Laudan Seyfried (2 wins), Jim LeVan and Brian Sponagle.

 

Newsworthy-   Good having Mike Feltenberger in the field again this week keeping my string going of racing with him since around 1973.  He must be getting old.  16 racers signed in the pit area this week as Bruce and Bill made another start on the super 8 lane.  Bill had some strong runs going including a segment win on lane six and a fine 7th place finish in the main event.  Team TCS racer Cory Reinhard continued his great season with another top five in his family owned Modified.  Cory has been in contention almost every week this year.

Mark Williams Gets 3rd Sprint Car Win

Sprint car racing returned for it’s 4th race of the season and the 1st cars to try out the repaved oval. Mark Williams scored 4 segment wins on way to his 3rd straight winged win. Toby Reinhard had a career best 2nd place finish scoring 2 segment wins. Only 19 pieces of track behind, Jim LeVan scored 1 segment win on lane 2 for a 3rd place finish. Cory Reinhard continued his strong Sprint car season with his 4th top 5 of the season, winning 4 segments to finish 4th. Randy Haydt had a steady run did not score a segment win but came home 5th.

6th Lauden Seigfried ( 2 wins ) / 7th Scott Bender / 8th Billy Decker / 9th Brian Vanbuskirk / 10th Brian Sponagle.

HOT WINGS:

Major handling issues cost Nick Wummer a top10 finish, but did get his 1st segment win on lane 4 finishing 11th. A field of 14 Sprints were in the pits. Brian Vanbuskirk was back after a 4 week vacation and had a good 9th place finish. Want to thank Randy for his hard work on getting the 8 lane up and running good again. Modifieds get back into action next week on the 8 lane.

Williams Wins 4th Modified Feature

Mark Williams won for the fourth time this season at Randy’s Raceway using the Tri-Oval to record a 6 pieces of track win over last weeks race winner Randy Haydt.  Williams won 5 segments after struggling on lane 1.  Haydt won a single segment on lane 3 in a torrid battle with Jim LeVan.  Third spot went to Toby Reinhard from Boyertown.  Reinhard won three segments in the ride normally driven by his son Cory.  TCS Racing had three in the top 8 this week.  Scott Bender finished fourth with a good ride despite breaking a nub in the final segment with just 2 laps to go.  Rounding out the top five was Jim LeVan who won his segment on lane one which is not an easy feat to do.  This was the only segment win on the night in lane one.  Six different drivers won segments including 2 by Savvy and 1 win for Laudan.

Back next week on the super speedway freshly repaved 8 lane for Sprint action.

Haydt Takes Modified Feature

Randy Haydt the early season points leader was back in victory lane for the third time this season on the Tri-Oval.  Haydt did not win a segment but had high scores in 5 out of six lanes to grab the checkered.  Point Leader Mark Williams was second after winning 4 segments.  Following closely in third was Cory Reinhard.  In the midst of his best season at Randy’s Raceway Cory picked up 4 segment wins as well.  Fourth spot went to Jim LeVan who won his segment in lane 2.  Rounding out the first fast five was Brian Sponagle with 2 segment wins in his tightly secured blue and white Modified.  Savvy Cunnius was 6th win a segment win on lane 6.  Seventh went to Laudan Seyfried with a segment win on lane 3.  8th spot was Toby Reinhard followed by Nick Wummer and Billy Decker completing the top 10.

REINHARD WINS DECKER PARTS CASH DASH

Cory Reinhard won the special 3 lap Billy Decker Parts Cash Dash.  This was the first ever ran and 6 racers made the start.  A crash on the final lap took out Jim LeVan who had to settle for second followed by Laudan Seyfried.

Mark Williams Scores 3rd Mod Win

Mark Williams scored his 2nd straight Modified win and 3rd of the season Tuesday night at Randy’s Raceway, Mark scored 6 segment wins. It was a “TORRID” battle for the Runner Up spot as Cory Reinhard scored his 6th Top5 of the season winnig 2 segments to finish 2nd. He was only 1 piece of track ahead of Scott Bender who won 3 segments to finish 3rd. Lauden Seigfried scored 3 segment wins to finish 4th it was his 3rd top5 of the year. Randy Haydt scored 1 segment win to finish 5th, keeping his string of Top 5 going. Running a sharp new Pop Tart body Brian Sponagle was 6th including 1 segment win on lane 8. Bill Rowley had a good run finishing 7th, Mike Feltenberger scored 1 segment win to finish 8th. Toby Reinhard was 9th, Savannah Cunnius scored a segment win on lane 8 finishing 10th, it was her 3rd Top10 finish.

 

RUB RAILS:

Another good field of 19 racers were in the pit area. Making a late entry to the field Bill Rowley and Bruce Komoldi  were back, Bill had a 7th place finish while Bruce finished 17th. Next Week Sprint car racing returns for their 4th race and for the 1st time a cash dash for segment winners. With Mark doing some maintenance on the track now maybe he can do everything !

Haydt Sweeps Twin NASCAR Event

Veteran Randy Haydt won both halves of the twin 10 lap event for the Nascar division at Balmy Randy’s Raceway in Kutztown PA USA.  Haydt won 4 segments to win the first show by a mear 15 pieces of track over the current points leader Jim LeVan.  Third spot went to Cory Reinhard with all strong 9 lap runs.  Fourth was Mark Williams after winning a single segment on lane 2.  Rounding out the top 5 was Laudan Segfried.  The newcomer won 4 segments and narrowly missed winning a fifth.  A lane 1 issue cost him a bit. [Read more…]

Williams Wins Second Modified Main

Mark Williams won his second Modified Feature of the season at Randy’s Raceway in a field of 25 racers.  The pits were full for the holiday special event on Scott Bender Photo night.  Williams won 5 segments in his bright Green racer and was comfortably ahead of runner-up Randy Haydt.  Haydt did not win a segment but had real consistent runs after struggling on lane 1.  Third spot went to Tom Wenner with 2 segment wins.  The Blandon Racer recorded his best ever finish at the Berks Speedway.  Scott Bender was a strong 4th winner of a single segment and an earlier season Feature winner.  Toby Reinhard had 2 segment wins to come home an impressive 5th in the packed field.  [Read more…]

Mark Williams Sprints to 2nd Win

Mark Williams Sprints to 2nd Win

Sprint cars were on the track for their 3rd race of the season and Mark Williams scored 3 segment wins including a win on lane 1 on way to his 2nd win of the year. Mark’s win was by only 1 lap over Jim LeVan who drew that #2 pill, Jim collected 3 segment wins to finish 2nd. Also less than a lap behind Randy Haydt also scored 3 segment wins to finish 3rd. Cory Reinhard had a strong run scoring 2 segment wins and a win on lane 1 to finish 4th. Scott Bender scored a 5th place finish to close out the Top 5.

6th Billy Decker ( 1 win ) / 7th Lauden Seigfreid / 8th Brian Vanbuskirk / 9th Savannah /  Cunnius / 10th Nick Wummer.