Sportsman Opener to Defending Champion Shane Hiester

Tuesday September 3, 2013 was the 2013-2014 season opener at Randy’s Raceway in Kutztown, PA.  There were 19 racers on hand for the Sportsman season opener.  Taking the win was defending co-champion Shane Hiester.  Shane won 4 segments on the night in his new Mike Lisowski Sportsman body.  Second went to Billy Decker.  Billy won 4 segments also on the night in his new Kevin Beach Jr. body.  Third went to Mike Fitzgerald.  Mike won 3 segments in his Corey Sechrist sail panel bodied car.  Fourth went to the 2012-2013 Sportsman Rookie of the Year Corey Bailey.  Corey won 1 segment on the night.  Rounding out the top 5 was the other co-champion from last season Sheldon Hiester.  Sheldon won 1 segment in his Brian Hirthler Sportsman ride.  The rest of the top 10 were: 6 – Bryan Kisthart (2 wins), 7 – Toby Reinhart (1 win), 8 – Mike “Bear” Feltenberger (2 wins), 9 – Jim Levan (1 win), and 10 – Scott Bender.  The season opener was extra distance 25 laps and we finished the show in 2 hours.  Bob Amore and Alex Amore were back for the season opener glad to see them back.  Bob is working on bodies and so are Mike Fitzgerald and Brian Sponagle so bodies should be at no shortage this season LOL.  Mike and Brian have designed a sail panel body, and they look real cool.  Donna Bryant is back this season to give it a shot again I hope you enjoy it and keep coming back.  Mark Williams, Randy Haydt, and Bob Amore struggled and all missed the top 10, but don’t worry these veterans will make noise as the season goes on.  Thanks to everyone for coming out to the opener, and hope it is the beginning of another fine year at Randy’s Raceway.  Next week is the Modified opener 25 laps the distance on the 8 – lane oval.