Sheldon takes Sportsman Win, Jim Wins Second IROC in a Row

Tuesday November 26, 2010 was the second race for the Sportsman and IROC divisions at Randy’s Raceway for the 2010 – 2011 season.  There were 15 drivers in attendance for the event.  Taking the win on Monk’s short track was Sheldon Hiester.  Sheldon drove the Josh Biever prepared Sportsman to 5 victories on the night.  Second went to little brother Shane Hiester who drove his Brad “Pap Pap” Brightbill to 4 victories on the night for a close second place finish.  Coming home third on the night was Lim Levan in another one of his really slow cars.  Jim won 1 segment on the night. 

Fourth went to Bob Amore who is a strong contender in the Sportsman cars Bob won 1 segment on the night, but also had a crash out on lane 6 which could have lead to a better night.  Rounding out the top 5 was Mike Wentzel making his first start of the season at the Kutztown oval.  Mike won 1 segment on the night in which I believe was his first time on the short track.  Rounding out the top 10 were 6 – Randy Haydt, 7 – Fred McCullough (2 wins), 8 – Mark Williams (2 wins), 9 – Scott Bender, & 10 – Billy Decker.

At the end of the night the I R O C division came down to a few pieces of track between the top 5 finishers in the Life Like cars.  Taking the win was point leader Jim Levan.  Jim won 3 segments in route to a tight victory.  Second went to invader Freddy “Mac” McCullough.  Fred won 3 segments on the night to finish only 4 pieces of track behind Jim.  Third went to Bob Amore who was only 9 segments from second.  Bob won 2 segments on the night.  Fourth went to defending champion Sheldon Hiester who was just 6 segments behind Bob.  Sheldon won 3 segments on the night.  Fifth went to Shane Hiester who finished 4 segments behind Sheldon.  Shane won 2 segments on the night.  The top 5 were separated by less than a lap 23 segments to be exact.  It was some very close fun racing all night long.  Rounding out the top 10 were 6 – Randy Haydt (2 wins), 7 – Mike Wentzel (1 win), 8 – Scott Bender, 9 – Mark Williams, & 10 – Toby Reinhard. The Lifelike cars had to be driven differently on each lane, which made for quite a challenge to the drivers, but they lead to the closest race of the night.  Next week is Modfieds on the 8-Lane so come out and support Randy’s Raceway.

Pit Wanderings
Good to see Fred McCullough and Mike Wentzel make their first starts of the season, and they both had pretty good nights.  Tony is showing improvement finishing on the lead lap in 1 of the segments.  Scott Bender blessed us with his presence after getting parked in so he couldn’t leave after warm-ups.  It was a fun night overall and thanks to Randy for providing the I R O C cars and his house to enjoy the winter sport all race fans love.