Williams Wins Cup Race

Mark Williams won his first Cup race of the season at Randy’s Raceway.  For Williams it was his 25th career Cup win tying him with Randy Haydt for second place on the win list for Cup.  Williams won 5 segments of the 12 lap variety due to the double show with IROC.  Second spot Went to Randy Haydt who won 3 segments and had another strong run in the Cup division this season.  Third spot was opening night winner veteran Billy Decker who won a single segment on lane 8.  Fourth was young gun Cory Reinhard, the  Boyertown HS Junior had 2 segment wins and very consistant runs on all lanes.  Rounding out the top five was Scott Bender in one of two M&M cars.  Remaining finishers 6 – J. LeVan, 7 – C. Brubaker, 8 – B. Vanbuskirk, 9 – T. Reinhard, 10 – J. Kosmoski, 11 – S. Cunnis, 12 – A. Zappacosta, 13 – T. Zappacosta.

Haydt Wins IROC Opener to Defend Championship

Randy Haydt the defending IROC Champion picked up right where he left off last season winning the opener.  Haydt added to his career leading IROC feature win with number 18.  Randy J won 3 segments in the finely tuned by Billy Decker cars.  Runner up on the event went to Scott Bender who although did not win a segment was very close in all six races.  Third spot was veteran Tony Zappacosta who won a segment on lane 4 on his way to a very strong run.  Fourth spot went to Mark Williams who won 2 segments.  Rounding out the top five was Jim LeVan with 3 segment victories.  The 3 segment wins now tally 81 for the Reading PA veteran, moving him ahead of Bob Amore for third place all time on that list.

Notes and nuances-

In what turned out to be a strange night of racing, almost a full moon I guess we had 13 racers for Cup and 12 for IROC.  No boundary issues but maybe there should have been.  Good to see Tony Z rebound after getting a late start in Cup with a fine third in IROC.  Tony thanks his fill in drivers Gary and Adam until he arrived to take over on lane 6.  Chris Brubaker made another Cup start and had a nice run for 7th.  Billy Decker surprised himself with a good run in Cup even though winning just lane 8.  Scott Bender had a team M&M car on the track and it looks like he may have forgot whether he was Peanut or plain.  John Kosmoski had a good top ten in Cup and Brian Vanbuskirk had a excellent run coming home 8th and scoring his 1st career Cup segment win.  Way to go Brian, you had to hold up the name since we were down to 1 Brian this week.