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…]


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 )


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.


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.


Randy Haydt Scores Second Sprint Win

Randy Haydt continued his strong Sprint car season as he scored 6 segment wins on way to his 2nd straight Winged win. Randy’s win was less than 1 lap. He held off a strong run from Tom Wenner who scored 4 segment wins for a good Runner Up finish. Trailing Tom by just 17 sections, Mark Williams scored 1 segment win on lane 1 than had a steady run of 19’s on way to a 3rd place finish. Strong run for Hiram Durant as he collected 4 segment wins on lanes 1-4 for a career best 4th place finish. Jim LeVan scored his 3rd Top 5 finish of the season to wind up 5th.


6th Scott B (1win), 7th Billy D, 8th Toby R, 9th Mike F, 10th Cory R, 11th Tony Z, 12th Brian V, 13th Jason B, 14th Savvy, 15th Austin Y, 16th Larry S.


HOT WINGS: Good to see Hiram Durant with a good run finishing 4th. Also good to see youngster Austin Yerk back making his 2nd Sprint car start, doing a good job with no come off”s. No security issues or Pit row problems as Jim L had everything under control! Next Week Modifieds on the Tri-Oval for the last time with Coupe Bodies.

Williams Edges Haydt for Photo Finish Modified Win

It was a “FEROCIOUS” finish Tuesday night on the Tri-Oval as Mark Williams scored his 8th win of the year by 1 piece of track over Randy Haydt. Each scored 5 segment wins as lane 1 was the difference as Mark scored 18.16 and Randy 18.15. Good Tri-Oval run by ‘Rookie” Mike Mackaravitz as he scored 1 segment win on way to a solid 3rd place finish. Scott Bender scored 1 segment win to finish 4th. Billy Decker scored his 3rd straight Top 5 winning 2 segments to round out the Top 5.

6th Jim L., 7th Brian S,  8th Cory R(2wins),  9th Tom W, 10th Sam H(1win), 11th Mike F, 12th Toby R, 13th Tony Z, 14th James H, 15th Gene K, 16th Larry S, 17th Joel L.

TRI-OVAL TALK: Another close finish among the Top 5 as they were separated by a lap and a half. Good having Gene Koose back with us. After his IROC win last week Sam Heller was back in the field getting a 10th place finish and a segment win. Next Week Sprint cars are back on the 8 lane, the following week Modifieds back on the Tri-Oval for the final time will be running Coupe bodies.

Sam Heller and Tom Wenner Race to IROC Victories

By Brian Sponagle

Seventeen racers checked into the pits for the IROC series double header at Randy’s Raceway Tuesday night January 28th. This would be the second double header of the six race series. The racing was highly competitive on Randy’s Raceway Tri-Oval. The action began with Dash IROC Indy T-Jets provided by Tom Wenner and expertly tuned by Hiram Durant. Sam Heller (2Wins) edged out Jim Levan (3 Wins) by two sections of track for the win. The top 4 racers were separated by only 5 sections of track. Finishing third was track owner Randy Haydt (2Wins), fourth was rookie Mike Mackaravitz who was edged out in a tie for third based on segment wins and finishing fifth was Hiram Durant (2 Wins). Rounding out the top ten, 6. Scott Bender, 7. Chris Brubaker (1 Win), 8. Brian Sponagle (1 Win), 9. Mark Williams and 10. Brian VanBuskirk (2 Wins). [Read more…]