Tuesday Night Preview

 

The 19th season of slot car racing at Randy’s Raceway is set for Tuesday night September 3rd. Racing this year will be on 3 tracks, the Tri-Oval, 8 lane and the Road Course. This year 4 divisions will see action, Modified racing will split it’s 15 race season on the Tri-Oval and 8 lane. Nascar racing will be a 7 race season that will include it’s annual road course race and Twin10’s on the Tri-Oval. The lightning fast Sprint cars will be back running a 6 race season. IROC racing  will also be running a 6 race season with 2 races on each track. The season opens September 3rd with Nascar racing on the 8 lane with a special 25 lap segment show.  Modifieds and Sprints will be next with their openers the following weeks.

Williams wins Sprint car title by 2 points !

Going into the season’s final sprint car race 3 drivers had a shot at the title. Mark Williams turned in a 2nd place finish in the season’s final race and that was just enough to hold off Cory Reinhard by 2 points and Randy Haydt by 3 points. A good year for Mark as he scored a mid season win and 17 segment wins on his way to the title. Cory Reinhard had a strong season as he posted 3 wins in 4 races but a 6th place finish in the season’s final race cost Cory his shot at the title. Still a strong season as he scored 15 segment wins in the 5 race season. Steady year for Randy Haydt as was the only driver to have 5 Top5’s and a win in the season’s final race to go along with 14 segment wins for a 3rd place finish. Last year’s Sprint car champion Jim Levan collected 3 Top5 finishes and 10 segment wins to come home 4th. Good Sprint car season for Tom Wenner who had a 3rd place run in race 2 and 2 more Top5 ‘s scoring 11 segment wins, closed out the fast 5.

6-10- Scott Bender who had 4 Top5 finishes was 6th, Toby Reinhard had a 3rd place finish along with 3 segment wins was 7th. Billy Decker had a 6th place effort in race 3 was 8th. Tony Zappacosta was 9th and Ed Kenderdine closed out the Top10.

SEGMENT WINNERS: Williams-17, C.Reinhard-15, Haydt 14, Wenner-11, Levan-10.

FEATURE WINNERS: C.Reinhard-3, Williams-1, Haydt-1.

HOT WINGS: For the 2nd straight year the Sprint car season lost a race due to weather. The 5 race season drew an average of 16 racers up from last season. The top 7 in points won at least 2 segments. Mike Fitzgerald ran 3 races, had 2 segment wins and a 5th place points finish.

Modified Season Review Mark Williams wins Modified Point Title

This years 15 race Modified season was filled with big fields, close racing and some good wrecks!. Mark Williams had a dominating season on way to the Point Title. Mark saw victory lane 12 times and scored 81 segment wins. He also had a fall off average of 2.93 and all that adds up to a championship season. Cory Reinhard lead TCS racing in the Modified class with a win in the season’s final race to go along with 51 segment wins. Reinhard was only out of the Top5, 2 times. He finished a strong 2nd in the final point totals. Randy Haydt finished a solid 3rd in the final totals with 10 Top5 finishes and 32 segment wins. Scott Bender scored a win in the Season Opener than added 8 more Top5 finishes to wind up 4th this season. Jim LeVan scored 26 segment wins along with 8 Top5’s  for a good 5th place finish. Brian Sponagle scored a mid season win on the always challenging Tri-Oval and added 13 segment wins for a good season finishing 6th. Toby Reinhard had a solid 2nd place finish in November and added 4 more Top 5 finishes and 16 segment wins to finish 7th. This Years “Rookie of the Year” Tom Wenner finished 8th in the standing, Tom had 15 segment wins and 2 Top5 finishes. Veteran Billy Decker was 9th and Savannah Cunnius nearly got that 1st win on Opening night finishing 2nd along with 6 segment wins for a good 10th place finish. Getting the “Most Improved Award” Ed Kenderdine finished 12th with a pair of 3rd place finishes and 10 segment wins. Strong modified season for TCS racing with all 3 drivers finishing in the Top10, including 1 win and a total of 72 segment wins. Another welcome mid season addition was Mike Mackaravitz and youngster James Hamershock. Mike finished 18th while James was 19th and got his 1st segment win in the seasons final race. Also good having Susquehanna Late Model Point champion Brian Shuey joining us for 2 mid season races hope to see him back next year. Mike Fitzgerald made 5 starts this year and 3 of them were in the Top5.

 

FULL FIELDS: This years 15 race season drew an average of 18.7 racers up from last year. With 5 fields over 20 and a record high 25 for the XMAS race. Good battle from 3rd to 6th as 64 points separated those spots. A total of 31 racers made starts. Top 12 in points won at least 2 segments and a total of 17 racers scored a segment win. Want to Thank Savvy for doing a great job with the 50/50 this year( and not putting Randys tixs in!). Also Jodi handling the scoring all year and putting up with Randy sitting beside her. When are we getting the Cup holders?

Randy Haydt Wins Small Block Title

After dropping to 4th last year in the Small Block point chase, Randy Haydt rebounded with a very steady season to claim the point title. Randy scored his only win in race 2 added 3 more Top 5 finishes along with 12 segment wins to win the championship. Sheldon Hiester scored a win in the season final race to finish 2nd in the standing. For his 1st season in Small Blocks Fred McCullouch registered 4 Top 5’s including Runner Up finishes in the final 2 races to finish a strong 3rd in the standing. Mark Williams scored a win in race 3 on the Tri-Oval and added 10 segment wins to finish 4th. Shane Hiester scored 3 top5 finishes to close out the Top 5.Tim ” LittleT ” Bowers scored 2 Top 5 finishes and a 4th at Woodland Raceway to finish 6th. Cory Reinhard won the Series opener, added 8 segment wins on way to a 7th place finish. Ed Kenderdine got his 1st Berks Series win and 7 segment wins was 8th. Toby Reinhard had a 5th place run in the Series Opener, along with 7 segment wins was 9th. Tom Wenner scored a pair of 6th place finishes added 2 segment wins was 10th.

11th Scott Bender / 12th Savanah Cunnius ( 1 win ) / 13th Billy Decker ( 2 wins ) / 14th John Kosmoski ( 4 wins ) / 15th Wally Jabbs.

 Segment winners: R. Haydt 12, M. Williams, 10 C. Reinhard, F. McCullouch. E.Kenderdine, T. Reinhard all with 7.

FEATURE WINNERS: C. Reinhard, R. Haydt, M. Williams, E. Kenderdine, S. Hiester all with1.

Mark Williams Wins Big Block Points Title in Berks / Lebanon Series

The BLMRS capped off it’s 4th season of racing and for the 2nd straight year Mark Williams took home the title in the Big Block Class. Williams scored 3 mid season wins along with with 2 Runner-Up finishes and 13 segment wins on his way to the Title. Sheldon Hiester scored a season ending win and 7 segments to finish 2nd in the final standings. Randy Haydt used  a Runner-Up finish in race 3 and 2 other Top 5’s to come home 3rd. Tim “Little T”Bowers scored a win in the Series opener and 2 other Top 5 finishes to hold on to 4th in the standings. Just 2 points behind new comer this year Fred McCullough scored a 2nd place finish in race 2 and added 8 segment wins, finishing off a strong season 5th in the standings. Shane Hiester scored 7 segment wins and finished 6th. Scott Bender had a season ending 4th place run to come home 7th. Ed Kenderdine had a 4th place finish at Woodland Raceway, 7 segment wins to finish 8th. Cory Reinhard had a 5th place finish in the season final race and was 9th. Just 2 points behind, Toby Reinhard scored 3 segment wins to round out the Top10.

11th-Tom Wenner(2wins), 12th Billy Decker, 13thSavannah Cunnius(2wins), 14thJohn Kosmoski(1win), 15thWally Jabbs(1win).

Segment Winners: M.Williams 13, “LittleT”,  F.McCullough 8, S.Hiester, R.Haydt, E.Kenderdine all with 7 segment wins.

Feature Winners: M,Williams 3, Tim”Little”Bowers, Sheldon Hiester each 1.

Cory Reinhard Scores Season Ending Modified Win

After a season full of Top5 finishes and 6 Runner Up finishes Cory Reinhard drew the #1 pill and drove off to his 1st Modified win of the season. Cory scored 6 segment wins on lanes 1-6. Close racing for the Runner Up spot as Brian Sponagle turned in a strong run scoring 1 segment win to finish 2nd. Just 2 pieces of track behind Tom Wenner capped off a good Modified season scoring 4 segment wins on lanes 1-3 for his best Modified run finishing 3rd. Just 15 pieces of track behind Toby Reinhard scored 5 segment wins on lanes 2-5 on way to a 4th place finish. This Years Modified  point champion Mark Williams scored 2 segment wins to close out the Top5.

6th Scott Bender (1win), 7th Billy Decker, 8th Randy Haydt (1win), 9th Jim Levan (1win), 10th Mike Feltenberger.

 

FULL FIELD: With the big field of 21 racers we want to thank everybody for keeping the show moving along smoothly getting everybody out at a good time. Close racing in the Top 5 as 2nd to 5th were separated by 1 lap and 5th to 7th was only 11 pieces of track.

MARK WILLIAMS SCORES MODIFIED WIN

Mark Williams turned in a “Sweep” on way to his 12th Modified win of the season. It was a” tenacious “battle for the Runner-Up spot, Jim Levan scored 3 segment wins scoring a solid 2nd place finish. Just 5 pieces of track behind Toby Reinhard scored 1 segment win had only 5 fall offs to finish 3rd. Just 8 pieces of track behind Billy Decker turned in a season best 4th place finish with a steady run of 19’s and 1 segment win. Good run for John Kosmoski scoring 1 segment win for his 2nd Top5 finish of the season. Brian Sponagle was 6th win 1 segment win , Tom Wenner 7th with 2 segment wins, Scott Bender 8th, Randy Haydt was 9th with 1 segment win and Ed Kenderdine was 10th with 1 segment win.

Pit Talk:With the season nearing it’s end pit area still full with 20 racers signed in. Looks like lane 2 was the hot lane as 7 drivers scored segment wins on that lane.Good Having Lauden S back with us just missed out on a Top10, finishing 11th. Good run for Youngster James H finishing 13th. Next Week Nascar closes out its season on the 8 lane. Mark what is the # on your car?

Mark Williams Wins On Tri-Oval

Modified racing was back on the Tri-Oval for the final time this year and Mark Williams turned in a Sweep on his way to the win.  Cory Reinhard scored 4 segment wins on the outside lanes turning in a strong 2nd place finish, that was his 6th runner up finish this year. Good run for Brian Sponagle as he scored 2 segment wins on the outside lanes to come home with a 3rd place finish. For the 4th straight Modified race on the Tri-Oval a tie for 4th  occurred, this time between Randy Haydt and Mike Fitzgerald each had strong runs but no segment wins and the same amount of fall off’s so each will get credit  with a 4th place finish.

6th Jim Levan (3wins),  7th Billy Decker (2wins),  8th Scott Bender,  9thJohn Kosmoski (1win), 10thTom Wenner.

 

TIE OVAL TALK: After a bad run 2 weeks ago good rebound for “Fitzy” getting a nice Top5 finish this week. Also Billy Decker scoring 2 segment wins crossing the line 7th. Tough warm up session as we had  4 broken nubs. Good to see Mike M. almost getting that 1st segment win and finishing 13th. Mark what was up with Spanky he had a strange night? Pit road was not to bad with Jim having the night off!.

Mark Williams Scores 10th Modified Win

Racing was back on the 8 lane Tuesday night and Mark Williams scored 6 segment wins on way to win #10 of the Modified season. Cory Reinhard claimed 5 segment wins on lanes 1-5 posting a strong 2nd place finish. It was his 5th Runner-Up finish of the season. For the 3rd straight Modified race we had a tie in the Top5. This time between MR. Ed Kenderdine and Toby Reinhard, each with 2 segment wins but because of less fall offs Ed gets credit for 3rd and Toby with a good finish 4th place finish. Turning in his best finish since early in the season Tom Wenner scored 1 segment win on way to a steady 5th place finish.

6th Randy Haydt ( 1 win ), 7th Scott Bender, 8th Savvy Cunnius, 9th Billy Decker, 10th Jim Levan.

FAST TIMES: Nice field of 17 racers in pit area. Good night for TCS racing with finishes of 2nd,3rd and 8th.

Good night for Ed Kenderdine with a 3rd and Tom Wenner 5th. Also Savvy scored an 8th,  Larry Sanders had a 13th place run. NEXT WEEK- Cup racing on the Road Course.

Williams, Kenderdine, Berks Lebanon Winners at Woodland

1st Mark Williams     2nd Sheldon Hiester 3rd Ed Kenderdine

The field of 16 cars ready for the drivers to start their engines

The field of 16 cars ready for the drivers to start their engines

Race 4 of the BLMRS took place on Saturday at Woodland Raceway in Oley Pa, the Big Block Mods opened the day and Mark Williams scored 3 segment wins on way to his 3rd straight Big Block win of the season. It was his 7th career Big Block win. Mark’s win was by only 18 pieces of track ahead of Sheldon Hiester who scored 4 segment wins on way to a 2nd place finish. Only 2 pieces of track behind, Ed Kenderdine turned in a career best 3rd place finish scoring 4 segment wins.

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