Holiday Sportsman Event Races to a Tie

Thursday December 26, was the annual Christmas Special at Randy’s Raceway, and this year the event was a 25 Lap race for the Sportsman Division and the event was sponsored by Scott Bender Racing Photos and Chris Budihas Photography who gave some Modified Picture Magnets to hand out as door prizes.  So a big Thank You to Scott and Chris for the door prizes.  Now to the racing, their were 20 drivers on hand for the event, and tying for the victory with perfect scores were Mark Williams and Sheldon Hiester who both ended up with a total of 200 laps for the night.  Coming home third was Kenny “Monk” Gilmore, who won 5 segments on way to the 3rd place finish.  Coming home fourth was Shane Hiester, who won 1 segment but ran strong in all 8 races to bring home the 4th place finish.  Finishing fifth in his first regular season start at Randy’s in the Sportsman Class was Tom Hiester, who won 1 segment as well and finished on the lead lap in all 8 races.  The rest of the Top 10 finished up like this: 6-Jim Levan, 7-Mike “Bear” Feltenberger, 8-MIke Fitzgerald, 9-Bryan Kisthart, 10-Dennis Barlet.  It was nice to have some different people at this race making their 1st starts at Randy’s this season, like Tom Hiester and Dennis Barlet who brought home Top 10 finishes in their starts, and Dave Fitzgerald who is a Rookie this season at the local tracks this season and it is good to have all around and give it a try and support all of the local tracks in the area for H.O. slot car racing.  Of course there were some minor box penalty issues amongst Randy and Scott like always even though it is a special time of the year for all to get along LOL.  A few of the regulars had off nights but I’m sure they will bounce back at the next event, as they may have still been to “wrapped” up in the Holiday season of events going on the day before and maybe even earlier in the day of the event.  The next race at Randy’s will be Tuesday January 7, 2014 for the NASCAR Division and that will be Twin 15’s on the Tri-Oval.  No racing next Tuesday December 31, as we will be off for New Years Eve.  So from everyone at Randy’s Raceway have a safe and Happy New Year and see you in 2014.