ECHORR Veterans Day Race held at Randy’s Raceway II

   Once again it was time for ECHORR to hold the Veterans Day Race to honor our heroic Veterans who fought for our country. There were 18 racers making their trip from the states of Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania to the back roads near Oley Pa to attend the annual event.
Saturday was an open practice and 13 racers came on that day to start their car setups for Sundays race. Our fine hosts Jody and Mark Williams had a lunch prepared for those who were there. This was nice having something like this included on a practice day. When practice was over around 5 a few of us went out for dinner to the local eatery down the road. A few hours of socializing went by before we decided to leave and get some rest before race day.
On Sunday morning the doors opened at 8 am and there was coffee and doughnuts for all.
Everyone had more practice time and racing was to start at 10. Someone missed Hiram’s name on the signup sheet so we had to figure were the extra car came from ? Racing started at 10:10 am for the Super Stock Class on Randy’s Roving Raceway 16 foot version. The top three places all tied with 91 laps and only sections determined the winner. Bryan Kisthart ( Emmaus PA ) beat Derek Scheaffer ( Harrisburg PA ) by 8 sections for the win. Derek finished in 2nd place and was 11 sections ahead of 3rd place Hiram Durant ( Westminster MD). Donny Auriema ( Scotch Plains NJ ) was less then 1 lap off the pace finishing in 4th. Travis Galditsch ( Berrysburg PA ) had a great run to round out the top 5.
Next on the racing agenda was the Indy Class on the 24 foot long 6-Lane Oval. As it happened last year Henry Harnish ( Randolph NJ ) drove his way to the winners circle by just a little more then a 1-lap margin. Hiram Durant raced to the 2nd place spot with only a quaint 1-lap victory over Victor Quiones in 3rd. Bryan Kisthart was 4th and Mark Williams ( Oley PA ) was showing his oval force finished 5th.
After the first 2 races it was time for the food break and track transformation. Everyone enjoyed the BBQs, hot dogs, tomato pie, side dishes, and deserts served by our hosts. I changed the track from 16 foot to 12 foot to run the Nostalgia class.
Bryan Kisthart showed his winning ways by taking a 2-lap win over 2nd place Randy Haydt ( Kutztown PA ). 3rd place went to Ron Schrader ( Quakertown PA ) who had a very solid run only 1-lap down to 2nd. Chuck Scheaffer was in 4th by sections over the next 4 contenders all had 59 laps. Rounding out the top 5 was Donny Auriema.
Super Stock
Travis Gladitsch 5th
Sheldon Hiester 7th
Tyler Oswald 10th
Top 3 drivers tied with 91 laps
Mark Williams 5th
Jim Levan 7th
Top 8 drivers each separated by about 1-lap each
Brian Sponagle 6th
Shane Hiester 9th
4th through 8th all on the same lap
2 new rookie racers Andrew Cramer and Tyler Oswald brought in by Shane and Sheldon Hiester
Not knowing Hiram’s car was the 18th car ?
Bryan’s name listed twice in the computer ( making up for the other time he was forgot )
Everyone would like to thank Jody and Mark for hosting the event and Randy’s Raceway II for the tracks to race on.
All lap totals are poster below.