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.
 
Regards,
Randy Jay Haydt
Randy’s Raceway

Pre Season Racing Dates

 

Racers, 

We hope that everyone is safe and well. While we are starting to come out of this pandemic, It is time for us to consider some upcoming events that are scheduled. Please know that our racers safety is our top priority as we consider future events at Randy’s Raceway. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and encouraged. Here are some thoughts that we want to share as we start to consider racing at the tracks.  

It will be physically impossible for us to maintain social distancing at the tracks. There is just not enough room in the pit area, at the track, performing tasks as a corner marshal, flagging, scoring or handling any other duties at the track. Randy has done an incredible job cleaning the facility and preparing it for our return to racing. We are learning more and more about this virus every day, But please understand that if you are concerned about maintaining a social distance from others, You should take this into consideration when thinking about attending any events at Randy’s Raceway.

Mask wearing WILL BE  mandatory.

 Attached below is our remaining Pre-Season schedule as revised.

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.

2019-2020 Randy’s Raceway NASCAR Season Review

Mark Williams secures the Nascar Point Championship riding a 4 feature win run. Legendary driver Mark Williams continues to set the mark as the driver to beat at Randy’s Raceway. Mark won 4 of the 7 feature events run at Randy’s. Leading the way with 27 segment wins over the schedule of the season. A total of 25 drivers raced during the season battle at Randy’s Raceway. Finishing in 2nd place is track owner Randy Jay Haydt. Randy won the final Nascar feature event of the season to cap his consistent 2nd place run of the season. Randy scored 22 segment wins over the course of the season long run. Jim LeVan rounds out the Top 3 point award finishing spots for the Nascar division. Jim was a feature event winner on the single run of the Aurora Tub Track. Jim score 15 segment wins over the course of the season long battle. Finishing 4th in points was Tom Wenner, Tom was the Opening Night Nascar feature event winner. Tom had 16 segment wins during the season of Nascar racing. Wrapping up the Top 5 in points, Brian Sponagle, Spoons scored 10 segment win while racing to the Top 5 point finish. [Read more…]

MARK WILLIAMS WINS MODIFIED POINT TITLE

With another good season of Modified racing now in the books Mark Williams again had a sensational season as he collected 9 feature wins on way to another Modified title. Mark won 3 of the 1st 4 events to open up a sizeable lead that was never threatened, Despite not getting to the winners circle Randy Haydt was a threat every night as he posted 3 Runner Up finishes and 7 more Top 5’s on way to a strong 2nd place finish. A good year for TCSA racing as Cory Reinhard visited victory lane 2 times, had 3 Runner Up finishes to post a 3rd place finish in the final totals. Just 8 points behind, Jim LeVan turned in another steady season as he scored a win in November than added 6 more Top 5’s to finish 4th in the final standing. Closing out the Top5 Tom Wenner improved 3 spots from last year, came close to getting that 1st Modified win, as he had 2 Runner Up’s capping off a fine season. Trailing Tom by just 9 points, Toby Reinhard posted 5 Top 5’s, won 12 segments to finish 6th. Just 1 point behind Toby, Scott Bender broke into the Top 5 4 times to finish 7th in the final standing. Billy Decker used a strong 2nd half of the season that included 3 Top 5’s to finish 8th. Brian Sponagle had a 4th place finish in mid season, scored 13 segment wins to finish 9th. Mike Mackaravitz finished off a good ” Rookie ” season scoring 10 segment wins to close out the Top10.

( 11 – 15 ) – 11th James H. ( 4 wins ) /12th Brian V. / 13th Larry S. / 14th TIE Hiriam D. ( 1 win ) and TonyZ, ( 1 win )

FULL HOUSE:

Modified class again drew some big fields as we had 5 races with fields of 20 or more with a record 23 entered for the annual XMas race. The final Modified race this year on the Tri-Oval feature beautiful Coupe bodies made by Fred Mccullouch. Hope to see the Coupe’s back again next year.Top 11 in points won segments, with a total of 18 different segment winners.Congrats goes out to John Kosmoski on getting his 1st Modified win as it turned out to be our last Modified race of the season which was also Bob Amore / Rob London Memorial race. Remembering 2 great guys that we lost this year and we all miss. Want to thank Jodi for doing a great job on the computer this year ( and having to put up with Randy ! ) Also want to Thank Billy Decker for helping to get Steve Sabo for his sponsorship this year.

To All Racers and Friends of Randy’s Raceway

After great consideration we have decided that our season has come to a conclusion.  We are a slot car racing club and extended family.  And such as it is we have all our members to consider from our newest born to our older racers.  We need to take the current situation seriously and as much as we love the hobby and we all miss racing, these are unforeseen times.  This message is not all doom and gloom though, when this state of emergency is over and we are given an all clear let’s have a banquet, truck race, celebration of Wyatt and a blow out party for all to enjoy.

With deep respect and a wish for everyone’s health to be good.

Randy’s Raceway

Williams Wins Sprint Finale Haydt Takes Championship

Mark Williams capped off the Sprint car season with his 2nd win of the year, scoring 5 segment wins. Mark’s win was less than 1 lap ahead of Randy Haydt who dominated the season from the start was 2nd, also claiming 5 segment wins. Cory Reinhard returned to his Sprint car form of last year as he scored 1 segment win, turning in a season best 3rd place run. Scott Bender had a steady run as he collected a 4th place finish. Toby Reinhard scored 1 segment win to finish 5th, that was his 3rd Top 5 finish of the year.

6th Jim L. (1win),  7th Tom W (1win),  8th Brian S.,  9th Billy D (1win), 10th Brian V., 11th Tony Z, 12th Jay B, 13th Larry S, 14th Mike Z, 15th Austin Yerk.

LAST LAPS:

Good having Mike Z back with us getting his 1st chance running these Super fast machines. Mike did well not having any crash outs. In need of a sharp Sprint car body check out the ones Toby is making. Congrats to our Sprint car champ Randy Haydt, more on that when the Sprint car Review comes out after the season. Modifieds are back on the 8 lane next week.

Veteran Racer John Kosmoski scores a huge Modified feature event win on the Bob Amore / Rob London Memorial Race Night

Veteran Racer John Kosmoski scores a huge modified feature event win on the special Bob Amore /Rob London Memorial Race Night. John raced to 3 segments while only deslotting 4 times all night to score the win. Finishing 2nd was Modified Points leader Mark Williams. Mark won 4 segments on the night while securing the 2nd place run. Finishing 3rd was the Myerstown Missile –  Little T, Tim won 4 segments on the night cruising to a 3rd place finish. 4th Place, James Hammershock who just missed the podium. James had a very stong night with 4 segment wins. Completing the top 5, Mike Fitzgerald with 1 segment win. Fitzie had his usual strong run in the Modified class. [Read more…]

Haydt wins the battle while Williams wins the war !

Track Owner Randy Jay Haydt wins the final NASCAR feature race of 2020 on the 8 Lane Tomy Oval. Randy running a freshly minted Freddy Mac painted Richard Petty #43 streaked to 5 segment wins in dominating fashion to score the feature event win. Chris Brubaker ran 1 of the strongest races all year in a very close 2nd place run. Chris won 2 segments on the night and his Decker Fab chassis was flying all night. Completing the podium on Tuesday, Mark Williams who wrapped up his 2020 NASCAR Point Title with a solid run in the top 3. Mark won 4 segments on the night. Mark won 4 NASCAR features in 2020 on the way to the point championship. Randy Haydt won 1 feature on the way to 2nd in points. [Read more…]

Williams, Haydt Tie For Modified Win

Racing came to an end on the Tri-Oval for this year but quite a night as 20 racers filled the pit area with plenty of well detailed COUPES. Close racing again as Mark Williams and Randy Haydt tied for the win with Mark getting credit for the win as he had 5 segment wins, Randy had 4. A strong run for Tom Wenner as he scored 3 segment wins, running his Jim Shampine #8 to finish 3rd. Just 9 pieces of track behind Tim”LittleT” Bowers ran the Norcia#81 to 4 segment wins for a good 4th place finish. Trailing Tim by just 14 pieces of track Scott Bender ran his Bob Malzahn#99 to a 5th place finish.

6th Brian S(1win), 7th Mike M, 8th Toby R(1win), 9th Billy D, 10th Hiriam D, 11th Jim L, 12th Cory R(2wins), 13th Sam H, 14th Brian V, 15th  Tony Z, 16th Savvy, 17th James H, 18th Larry S, 19th Joel L, 20th Austin Y.

 

COUPE CAKES: Third field of over 20 racers and good job to everyone getting the race over by 8:30, no curfew fines this week! Good night for Little T as he scored 4 segment wins to finish 4th. For the 1st time it seemed the Coupes provided even closer racing, hope we see them on next year’s schedule. Next Week Cup racing closes out it’s season on the 8 lane.