Sam Heller IROC Classic Race Results

By: Wenner Media Group

Sam Heller IROC Classic Saturday, January 30, 2021 Race Results

Little T’s Speedway, Myerstown, PA

30 Racers attended the race and competed in the 4 scheduled IROC Races.

Tom Wenner and Randy Jay Haydt opened the event at 945am with sponsor support and race direction. The group was split into 2 groups rotating between 2 tracks at the same time.

Up 1st – MAHOPRA IROC Races using the Roger Porcelli RPMS Porsche 917’s on the Randy’s Raceway Tub and Hiester’s Raceway IROC Races using the Hiester’s Tyco 440×2 Custom Painted Wingless Sprints on the Little T’s Speedway 24′ AFX/Tomy Oval.

At 1230p once both groups completed the twin races, A lunch break was held. Race Sponsor Justino’s Pizza in Newmanstown, PA provided Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza for all racers to enjoy. After the lunch break was completed we went back to another split in groups for the 2nd half of the racing action.

2nd Set of Races – Little T’s Speedway IROC Races using the Little T’s Speedway Wizzard Hot Stock Tyco 440×2 cars with the Custom Freddy Mac Coupe Bodies. Running opposite the group was the ECHORR prepped IROC Tjet Indy Cars racing on the Little T’s Speedway 24′ AFX/Tomy Oval.

The race format provided 4 individual races and we awarded individual awards for each 4 races. Master Race Control Randy Jay Haydt kept an overall point system for all 4 races and the promotional team awarded an overall point champion and 2nd & 3rd place.

Here are the Individual Race Results:

The Slamurai Sam Heller MAHOPRA IROC Race Results

Winner: Roger Porcelli

2nd – Dan Wirfel

3rd – Jim Levan

4th – James Hammershock

5th – Matt Light

6th – Freddy Mac

7th – Mike Fitzgerald

8th – Mark Heller

9th – Mike M.

10th – Jim Singer

11th – Sheldon Hiester

12th – Derek Scheafer

13th – Shane Hiester

14th – Brian Vanbuskirk

15th – Kris Keiper

16th – Chris Brubacher

17th – Nick Wummer

18th – Brian Sponagle

19th – Mr. Who

20th – Shawn B.

21st – Bill Brenner

22nd – Bear

23rd – Tim K.

24th – Eric Beard

25th – Bill Waugh

26th – Louden Reimert

27th – Kyle W.

28th – Tommy Hiester

The Slamurai Sam Heller Classic ECHORR Tjet Indy Car Results

Winner: Jim Levan

2nd – Brian Sponagle

3rd – Sheldon Hiester

4th – Freddy Mac

5th – Chris Brubacher

6th – Derek Scheafer

7th – Shane Hiester

8th – Dan Wirfel

9th – Roger Porcelli

10th – Shawn B.

11th – Bill Waugh

12th – Mike M.

13th – Mark Heller

14th – Matt Light

15th – Bear

16th – Brian Vanbuskirk

17th – Louden Reimert

18th – Mike Fitzgerald

19th – Little T- Tim Bowers, Jr.

20th – Jim Singer

21st – Kris Keiper

22nd – Bill Brenner

23rd – Eric Beard

24th – Tommy Hiester

25th – Mr. Who

26th – Kyle W.

27th – James Hammershock

28th – Nick Wummer

29th – Tim K.

The Slamurai Sam Heller IROC Classic Little T’s Speedway Coupe Race Results

Winner: Sheldon Hiester

2nd – Little T – Tim Bowers, Jr.

3rd – Jim Levan

4th – Mike Fitzgerald

5th – Freddy Mac

6th – Matt Light

7th – Shane Hiester

8th – Bill Waugh

9th – Bear

10th – Nick Wummer

11th – Mike M.

12th – Louden Reimert

13th – Roger Porcelli

14th – Mark Heller

15th – Brian Sponagle

16th – Shawn B.

17th – Turbo Dan Wirfel

18th – Eric Beard

19th – Derek Scheafer

20th – Tommy Hiester

21st – Bill Brenner

22nd – Jim Singer

23rd – Mr. Who

24th – James Hammershock

25th – Chris Brubacher

26th – Brian Vanbuskirk

27th – Kyle W.

28th – Kris Keiper

29th – Tim K.

The Slamurai Sam Heller IROC Classic Hiester’s Raceway Wingless Sprint Car Race Results

Winner: Sheldon Hiester

2nd – Little T – Tim Bowers, Jr.

3rd – Mike Fitzgerald

4th – Derek Scheafer

5th – Mike M.

6th – Shane Hiester

7th – Louden Reimert

8th – Freddy Mac

9th – Matt Light

10th – Mark Heller

11th – Bear

12th – Dan Wirfel

13th – Shawn B.

14th – Bill Brenner

15th – Eric Beard

16th – Jim Levan

17th – Brian Sponagle

18th – Tommy Hiester

19th – Brian Vanbuskirk

20th – Bill Waugh

21st – Chris Brubacher

22nd – Mr. Who

23rd – Jim Singer

24th – Nick Wummer

25th – James Hammershock

26th – Roger Porcelli

27th – Kris Keiper

28th – Kyle W.

29th – Tim K.

The Slamurai Sam Heller Classic Overall Points

Point Champion: Sheldon Hiester

2nd – Jim Levan

3rd – Freddy Mac

4th – Mike Fitzgerald

5th – Matt Light

6th – Shane Hiester

7th – Mike M.

8th – Dan Wirfel

9th – Derek Scheafer

10th – Mark Heller

11th – Roger Porcelli

12th – Brian Sponagle

13th – Mike Feltenberger

14th – Shawn Barlthaser

15th – Louden Reimert

16th – Bill Waugh

17th – Chris Brubacher

18th – Jim Singer

19th – Brian Vanbuskirk

20th – Bill Brenner

21st – Nick Wummer

22nd – James Hammershock

23rd – Eric Beard

24th – Mr. Who

25th – Tommy Hiester

26th – Kris Keiper

27th – Kyle Wilbert

28th – Tim Kendil

Congrats to all of the racers who competed in our event. We hope that you enjoyed racing in the event.

A Brief Bio on Sam Heller

Here is a brief Bio on Sam Heller’s Slot Car racing through the years as I know it.  Sitting at the lunch table at Methacton High School sometime in the mid 70’s and I mentioned racing H.O Slot cars at our track in Trooper.  Sam heard me and said WHAT!.  That was kind of the start of Sam’s journey in the hobby.  He raced at our track Woodland Speedway and was Rookie of the year in 1975.  Sam won many features at Woodland and a some championships.  At the time our circuit consisted of many tracks running AFX, Magna-Tractions and T-jets.  Among the tracks Sam raced at were Audubon, Perkiomen, Tri-County, Landsdale, Norristown, Farview and of course his own track in Arcola which was appropriately name Bull Ring Speedway.  Sam is a front runner everywhere he hooks up and I still to this day enjoy when we are on the track together.  Many torrid battles have been staged.  Our early days included taking many trips to race at Tom Hiester’s and Big T’s as well as trips to Ace Lane and Clementine Speedways in NJ.  Sam went on to race for Bob Lincoln at Wizzard Racing after that in the early 80’s.  He had much success and is well respected on the National scene.  Sam dropped out of the hobby for a bit in the 90’s until I ran into him one time at the Supermarket. (Genuardi’s in Royersford)  I told him about a track in Kutztown that I was racing Tyco’s again and he gave it a try.  Hooked again, but I don’t think his wife Corrine was too happy with me. 

In round two of the hobby Sam got to reunite with old friends and make many new ones including many that are attending this weekends event at Little T’s Speedway in Myerstown.  Sam and I got to race last season together again at Hiester’s H.O. Raceway in Shillington, but this time we are the old guys.  At Randy’s Sam won 11 features over the years, including 5 in Modified, and 6 in IROC which Sam is always a force in.  The 11 wins place him in a tie for 10th all time at the Kutztown tracks.  Sam has also raced with many other organizations of which I am not always familiar with but there have been many.  Sam is currently an Officer with MAHOPRA and a regular racer as they travel that circuit in the PA and NJ area.

Sam also drove a Sportsman-Modified in the late 70’s at Grandview, Reading, East Windsor and Bridgeport.  The final race at the Reading Fairgrounds I was helping on our car for Charley Gilmore and we lost the engine during warm-ups.  I ran down and asked Sam if Charley could run his Coupe and Sam said sure.  Charley really liked the Motor that car had under the hood.

By Mark Williams

Randy Jay Haydt & Tom Wenner Split the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Coupe & 410 Sprint Car Doubleheader Features on the Randy’s Raceway Tri-Oval.

Randy’s Raceway FUN Race Results from Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Randy Jay Haydt driving his Freddy Adam #8 Nostalgia Coupe was on the mark on Tuesday Night winning 3 of 4 segments on the way to his Coupe feature win. Finishing in 2nd was Michael Mackaravitz with 1 segment win. Mike was been super fast this season and the switch to the Tri-Oval has not changed anything. Rounding out the Podium was Toby Reinhard who won 3 segments on the night.

Winner – Randy Jay Haydt

2nd – Michael Mackaravitz

3rd – Toby Reinhard

4th – Mike Fitzgerald

5th – Jim LeVan

6th – Bill Decker

7th – Tom Wenner

8th – Eric Beard

9th – James Hammershock

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Michael Mackaravitz and Chris Brubaker Score Convincing Feature Event Wins

Randy’s Raceway FUN Race Results – Tuesday, October 6, 2020

NASCAR  TYCO Feature Winner – Michael Mackaravitz

2nd – Tom Wenner

3rd – Randy Jay Haydt

4th – Bill Decker

5th – Chris Brubaker

6th – Jim LeVan

7th – James Hammershock

Michael Mackaravitz scores a convincing feature event win on NASCAR / IROC night @ Randy’s Raceway. Mike won 2 segments on the way to the win and was in the battle in all 4 races. 2nd Place went to Tom Wenner who also won 2 segments on the night. 3rd place only 1 track piece behind was track owner Randy Jay Haydt. Randy won 1 segment on the way to his podium standing.

IROC Tyco Wide Pan Chassis Dirt Modified Feature Winner – Chris Brubaker

2nd – Randy Jay Haydt

3rd – Jim LeVan

4th – Bill Decker

5th – Michael Mackaravitz

6th- James Hammershock

7th – Tom Wenner

Chris Brubaker streaked to his 1st 2020 IROC Feature event win. Chris ran really strong edging our IROC King Randy Jay Haydt by 2 track sections for the win. Chris won 1 segment on the night. Randy won 2. Jim LeVan finished 3rd only 3 track segments behind Randy for 2nd, And only 5 away from Chris for the win. The top 3 were incredibly close. Jim won 2 segments on the night.

Pit Rumblings:

Congrats to Mike and Chris on their breakthrough feature event wins. 2020 is showing that this year is far more competitive with closer racing than in any year prior. While we are only racing lanes 3-4-5-6 – The racing is extremely tight, Nobody is walking away lapping the field and many races come down to the last lap with photo finishes. Several in both divisions this week once again. While no points are being kept, The coolness factor is pegged every week. Only 7 racers in the house this week, Several guys missing – Hiram, Toby, and Brian. All racing was completed by 800p. I am enjoying the early nights, It is nice to get home early. IROC racing this week – Randy provided TYCO 440X2 Wide Pan Chassis Dirt Mods with 5 ohm armatures by legend Edward Reifinger. These cars rocked around the Randy’s high banks. Good to see Mike and James running power this week. With these head counts, Everyone is jumping in.

Next Week: What everyone is waiting for – Coupe Bodied Modifieds & 410 Sprint Cars on the Randy’s Raceway Tri-Oval. Yes, Folks – Wreckers stand by – Sprints on the Tri-Oval.

Doors Open @ 545p

Warmup’s @ 600p

Draw @ 645p

Racing @ 700p (Or earlier if ready)

Tom Wenner and Billy Decker are feature winners on Modified and Sprint Car Night at Randy’s Raceway

Modified Race Results:

Winner:   Tom Wenner

2nd Place:  Brian Sponagle

3rd Place: Randy Jay Haydt

Tom Wenner races a fresh Decker Motorsports built car to a convincing 1st career Modified Feature Win. Tom won all 4 segments on the way to his 1st career Modified feature win. Finishing in 2nd having a very strong night with 1 segment was Brian Sponagle.  Brian won 1 segment win. Rounding out the podium was track promoter Randy Jay Haydt. Randy won 1 segment. The top 3 were extremely tight, All on the lead lap. Only 10 track pieces separated 1st to 3rd.

4th – Toby Reinhard

5th – Mike Fitzgerald

6th – Eric Beard

7th – Jim LeVan

8th – Bill Decker

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Randy Jay Haydt and Mike Fitzgerald are feature event winners on week

 #3 of the FUN themed season.

8 drivers in the house for week #3 of FUN themed racing. Once again racing 3-4-5-6 lanes on the 8 lane oval. NASACR and Race 1 in the IROC Series. Great job by everyone sharing the duties in completing the race night by 815p. NASCAR was up 1st,

Randy Jay Haydt   was on his game winning the feature by 5 segments over Tom Wenner.   Jim LeVan was strong winning 3 segments and only behind 2nd by 4 segments and the win by 9 segments. We have seen some of the tightest racing in years this season.

NASCAR Tyco 440×2 Winner – Randy Jay Haydt

2nd – Tom Wenner

3rd – Jim LeVan

4th – Michael Mackaravitz

5th – James Hammershock

6th – Mike Fitzgerald

7th – Bill Decker

8th – Randy Heilman

IROC Series – Race #1 Tyco US #1 Dump Trucks

Winner – Mike Fitzgerald

2nd – Randy Jay Haydt

3rd – Jim LeVan

4th – Tom Wenner

5th – Michael Mackaravitz

6th – James Hammershock

7th – Randy Heilman

8th – Bill Decker


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Randy’s Raceway Modified with Sprint Car FUN Race Results

Randy’s Raceway FUN Race Results from Tuesday, September 15, 2020
On tap – A Dirt Modified / 410 Sprint Car Double Header
Podium – Modified
Dirt Modified Winner – #117  Randy Jay Haydt
2nd – Mike Fitzgerald
3rd – Tom Wenner
Balance of Mod Field Finish:
4th – Eric Beard
5th – James Hammershock
6th – Jim LeVan
7th – Toby Reinhard
8th – Hiram Durant
9th – Michael Mackaravitz
10th – Bill Decker
11th – Brian Sponagle
Podium 410 Sprints
410 Sprint Car Winner – #9   Mike Fitzgerald
2nd – Randy Jay Haydt
3rd – Michael Mackaravitz
Balance of 410 Sprint Finish:
4th – Tom Wenner
5th – Toby Reinhard
6th – James Hammershock
7th – Jim LeVan
8th – Hiram Durant
9th – Brian Sponagle
10th – Bill Decker
11th – Eric Beard
Track Owner/Promoter Randy Jay Haydt had his Hirther 117 flying in the Modified Race. Once again, Only racing lanes 3-4-5-6, Haydt was consistent and scored the feature win. 1 segment win for Randy. Mike Fitzgerald came to race on Tuesday, Scoring a win in 410’s and 2nd place in Mods. Mike won 1 segment in Mods. Tom Wenner ran strong winning 3 segments, But had a poor showing on lane 5 cost him a better finish.

In 410 racing, Mike Fitzgerald left no doubt as he ripped the lip and flew to the feature event win. Fitzie swept all 4 segments and ran away from the field to the win. Randy J. had a great night with a Sprint Car 2nd place run paired with a Modified win. Randy won 3 segments on the night in 410’s.

Michael Mackaravitz

made the podium for the 1st time in 2020. Mike had a very fast 410 on the night, Winning 1 segment.

Wing and Sheetmetal Notes:

11 strong in the limited pit area. We are back to racing Tuesday Nights once again, The ordinance has been placed on hold and we can run for now. Again, All necessary safety precautions are taking place. Masks Mandatory. We ran a twin bill of divisions racing on lanes 3-4-5-6 and were completed by 815p. Great job by everyone keeping the show moving and helping out. Everyone is very excited with the changes that we are making to the racing – Having FUN is the key.

Michael Mackaravitz

– Look out for Team Mac this season, Mike has built some rockets and He and James are serving notice they are ready to race. James won segments this week and his 1st victory lane is coming soon. Great to have Fitzie back with us. Mike was equally strong on the night. Word in the pits, Hiram Durant is looking for a new crew chief. Good to have Eric back with us, Eric was fast and challenging for the checker in Mods. If anyone needs parts – Billy D. has the speed shop fully stocked.

Toby Reinhard

is stocked with new colorful 410 bodies, vintage mods and always something interesting. Next week – Nascar & IROC Racing on the Randy’s Raceway 8 Lane Oval.




Wenner Opens the Fun Randy’s Raceway Season with a Nascar Win

Randy’s Raceway Opening Night Tuesday, September 8, 2020 FUN Race Results

Winner – Tom Wenner

2nd Place – Randy Jay Haydt

3rd Place –   Jim LeVan

The doors have finally opened at Randy’s Raceway and the FUN themed season is off a SPEEDY start. 

Tom Wenner   scored a convincing Nascar Feature win with a perfect race night winning all 4 lanes and having zero de-slots. Finishing in second place was track promoter Randy Jay Haydt who scored 2 segment wins on his way to the runnerup finish. Jim Levan rounded out the Nascar podium with a solid 3rd place run.

4th-  Chris Brubaker

5th – Hiram Durant

6th – Brian Sponagle

7th – Toby Reinhard

8th – Bill Decker

9th – Austin Yerk





Door Slammer Notes:

Track Promoter Randy held a short driver’s meeting at the start of the night to review a potential Kutztown Boro Ordinance they may affect racing moving forward this season. Randy reviewed with the driver’s in attendance a plan to race on Tuesday and Wednesday Nights this season in smaller groups of 10 or less. Please stay tuned to the tracks Facebook Page, Website and Email for details this weekend in regard to racing next week. Randy will need to know in advance of all driver’s plans to race so we can provide a racing slot on 1 of the 2 scheduled race nights…More details to come on this. With 9 drivers in attendance for the new FUN themed racing Nascar Tyco 440×2 Bodied cars were on the card for racing. It was decided by the group to race 4 lanes – 3,4,5, and 6 and race for 15 laps. Action in the Hot Lanes was fiercely competitive. We saw some of the most competitive wheel to wheel racing in several years. We had 2 photo finishes that needed a camera replay to determine the winners. Almost every segment the race for the lead was 2 & 3 wide racing down to the finish.

Randy’s Raceway Season Notice

Hi to all Racers,
After a good bit of thought and a reflection of previous years I believe that we all have had a part in the existence of Randy’s Raceway. Especially for what it has become today created by all of you, a fun and enjoyable place to race. As we look to the future we are being forced to consider handling things a bit outside of the box for everyone. The Corona virus is affecting everyone in many different ways, I am being challenged with the burden of making some extremely difficult decisions regarding our season in front of us. Some of the challenges that I am facing, Will it still be fun and enjoyable if people feel uncomfortable or excluded in one way or another to race at Randy’s Raceway. The answer is NO. With that said, I am very sorry to announce that Randy’s Raceway Summer Schedule, Banquet, Driver’s Meeting and the 2020 – 2021 Season is postponed until further notice. There will be a time when we can resume this great hobby in the near future having better conditions to enjoy our friendship and passion for racing HO scale slot cars. I truly hope you understand my decision and everyone please stay safe and healthy.
Randy Jay Haydt
Randy’s Raceway

Randy Haydt “ DOMINATES “ Sprint Car Season

After missing out of the Sprint car title last year by 3 points Randy Haydt came into this campaign being sure for that not to happen a again. Randy had a super fast Green machine all year as he racked up the most segment wins ( 25 ), scored 2 wins late in the season, along with 4 Runner Up’s on way to a convincing but very close point title. Randy was on his game all year as he held off a strong run from last year’s champion Mark Williams. Randy held off Mark by 6 points. Mark had a strong season as he opened the season with a win and ended the season with a win, along with 4 Top 5 runs in the middle of the year. Big improvement for Tom Wenner as he scored his 1st career winged win than came back to make it 2 straight wins finishing off the season 3rd in the final totals. Scott Bender had a good year as he scored 5 Top 5 ‘s, along with 8 segment wins to finish 4th. Jim LeVan had his usual steady season running his brightly colored #1 to a 5th place finish. Jim had a season best 3rd place run in mid season, along with 2 segment wins.

6 – 10 – Toby Reinhard improved 1 spot from last year to finish 6th, Billy Decker opened the season with a 4th place finish, was 7th, Hiriam Durant had a late season 4th place finish, along with 4 segment wins was 8th, Tony Zappacosta scored his best Sprint car finish with 5th place finish was 9th, and Brian Vanbuskirk had a 8th place finish early in the year to close out the Top 10.

11th – Larry Sanders 12th / Cory Reinhard ( 3 wins ) / 13th Brian Sponagle ( 1 win ) / 14th Jason Bender / 15th Austin Yerk.

FEATURE WINNERS: Williams, Wenner, Haydt all with 2.

SEGMENT WINS: Haydt 25, Williams 17, Wenner 16, Reinhard 9, Bender 8.

SPRINT STUFF: We got all 6 races in this year, had 10 different segment winners. 23 racers made starts in this fast class. Final 3 races of the year we had 2 ” Rookies ” in the field as Jay Bender and Austin Yerk did a good job with these fast machines. Want to thank our part time racer / flagger Brian S. If you are looking for a new Sprint car body for next year check out the bodies Toby is fine tuning on.