NASCAR Division Season Review

Another competitive Nascar Season was recently concluded at Randy’s Raceway.  With a season average of 15 racers weekly and 21 in total scoring points this season was very action packed.  We had 5 different feature winners in the 9 shows.  Also 14 drivers scored at least 1 segment win, 4 drivers had at least 12 wins.  Mark Williams won the Point Title but after an opening day 8th place finish and a miss in November this season was very close. Williams won 4 features and 29 segments.  Jim LeVan finished second with 2 feature wins 14 on his career and all top 10’s.  LeVan had 28 segment wins and finished the season strong with 2 wins a second and a third in the final 4 races including the Road Course win.  Randy Haydt had a single feature win in November and 25 segment wins to finish a close third in points.  Veteran Billy Decker who won his 3rd career feature on opening day wound up 4th in points with steady runs all season.  Decker was only outside the top 10 one time and had 9 segment wins.  Rounding out the top five was Scott Bender.  Bender had 5 segment wins and although that first Cup win still eludes him he did have a second and a third this season.  Sixth through tenth were Cory Reinhard, Toby Reinhard, Chris Brubaker, Brian Sponagle and Brian Vanbuskirk.  This was Brian V’s first top 10 points finish of his career.  Spoons picked up a feature win on the Tri-Oval, his second career Cup win to go along with his 12 segment wins.  He would have been a contender in the season standings but had missed the first two shows due to other commitments.  Savannah Cunnius our Rookie of the year was 11th in points followed by John Kosmoski, Tony Zapacosta, Adam Zapacosta who won 3 segments followed by Ed Kenderline.


Notes-  We have had 19 drivers win a Cup race in the 16 seasons here at the Berks Racetracks.  Randy Haydt is third on the all time Cup segment win list with 270.  Sam Heller made 1 appearance and scored a segment win his 66th career and places him 12th all time.  We have had 48 drivers win Cup segments over the years with 9 of them scoring 100 or more.  Brian Sponagle is quickly moving up the win list in segments with 21 career wins and cracking the top 20.