Barbush III Garnishes first career win; Zeiner dominates 2nd late Model Main
Most things are always worth the wait and that was the case this Friday night at Evergreen Raceway. It has been over a month since the Late Models, Street Stocks, and 4 cylinders have seen action on the 1/3 asphalt oval in Drums, Pennsylvania. Double features were on tap for the Late Models and 4 Cylinders.
The Barbush Auto Sales Street Stock Summer Splash 50 win would go to Broc Brown who would bring home an $800 payday. Moyer Trucking LLC, Barbush Auto Sales in memory of Frank Barbush, Evergreen Raceway and American Property Solutions combined to add an additional $800 to the remaining part of the field.
Dan Pawlcki would lead the field to the drop of the green flag over teammate and point leader Rich Paciotti. Just a few single car spins would slow the pace of the race within the first 30 laps. The final 20 laps would be nothing but spectacular as the top 4 cars would battle side by side, lap after lap showing nothing short of pure talent and precision on the track. Fans were on the edge of their seats as Paciotti and Broc Brown would duke it out side by side never touching for 15 straight laps, even swapping the lead multiple times between the two of them. Paciotti was able to hold the top spot for several laps but with 5 to go, Brown was able to grab the lead for good and win for the 2nd time this season. Paciotti would finish 2nd over Mike Pollack who was later penalized 2 spots for an illegal pass giving 3rd to Todd Ahner over Eric Kocher and Mike Pollack.
Heat Race Winners: Rich Paciotti, Eric Kocher, Broc Brown
The regularly schedule late model feature would see Plum Air 100 Winner Zane Zeiner dominate once again in-route to his 2nd late model checkered of the season. Steve Shultz, Mike Sweeney, make up feature winner Nick Ross and Geno Steigerwalt finishing in the top 5.
Nick Ross had a dismal start to the 2017 season however he came back in 2018 and would make up for lost time by picking up the win over Sweeney and Zeiner. Zeiner would lead the first half of the race until a caution would come out for the overheating 42x of Danny Cascioli. On the restart Zeiner’s pass was deemed to be illegal and he would be penalized two spots for passing below the white line. Ross would hold off challenges from Sweeney and Zeiner the remainder of the event.
Heat Race Winners Shultz and Zeiner
Harry O’Neill can wheel anything and right now it is a dream season for him as he picked up his 2nd win of the season. The 4 Cylinder make up feature would be first on deck and Beau Drobot and O’Neill would duke it out for the first 16 laps. On lap 17 Azarowicz would make it 3 wide into turn 1. Drobot got the worst of it as he ended up hitting the backstretch wall head on. Drobot would be ok. O’Neill would cruise to the checkered over Kapish and Josh Oswald
Joey Barbush III would hold the checkered flag for his first career stock car win in the 4-cylinder main. Barbush would take the lead on lap number 5 and a torrid battle ensued with the Tito Juice number 33 of TJ Kapish. Kapish and Barbush would swap the lead multiple times throughout the event but Barbush would not be denied as he would take the win over Bob Azarowicz, Josh Oswald, Kapish and O’Neill. Barbush would dedicate the win to his grandfather Frank Barbush who had passed away 11 years ago the day prior.
Heat Race Winners O’Neill, Barbush III and Kapish
Late Model Make up from 6/1 (30) 1. Nick Ross 2. Mike Sweeney 3. Zane Zeiner 4. Lorin Arthofer 5. Steve Shultz 6. George Ramos III 7. Rich Cooper 8. Todd Cooper 9. Travis Fisher 10. Brian Romig Jr 11. Danny Cascioli
4 Cylinder Make up from 6/1 (25) 1. Harry O’Neill 2. TJ Kapish 3. Josh Oswald 4. Jimmy Ayre 5. Shawn Kistler 6. Beau Drobot 7. Ryan Berger 8. Pete Maier 9. Lee Glowatch 10. Bob Aarowicz 11. Larry Spencer III 12. Rebecca Barbush 13. Ray Kochin 14. Rich Mutarelli 15. Zeb Farber
4 Cylinder (25) 1. Joey Barbush 2. Bob Azarewicz 3. Josh Oswald 4. TJ Kapish 5. Harry O’Neill 6. Travis Soloman 7. Jimmy Ayre 8. Shawn Kistler 9. Jay Skupsi 10. Ray Kochin 11. Pete Maier 12. Sam Danaher 13. Ryan Berger 14. Larry Spencer III DNF Jay Kanor Rebecca Barbush Lee Glowatch DNS Rich Mutarelli Beau Drobot Zeb Farber
Late Models (30) 1. Zane Zeiner 2. Steve Shultz 3. Mike Sweeney 4.Nick Ross 5. Geno Steigerwalt 6. Lorin Arthofer 7. Francis Gross III 8. George Ramos III 9. Brian Romig Jr DNF Todd Cooper Danny Cascioli Travis Fisher
Street Stocks (50) 1. Broc Brown 2. Rich Paciotti 3. Todd Ahner 4. Eric Kocher 5. Mike Pollack 6. Josh Mooney 7. Dan Pawlicki 8. Bobby Kibler 9. Brian Halecki 10. Jim Yamelski 11. Jason Harman 12. Brian Labar 13. Brayden Spencer 14. Cody Geist 15. Jason Kuhn 16. Frank Petroski DNF Aaron Higgins Chris Trumbauer
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June 15th– FAIRWAY DAY 75 Lap 2,000 to win Tour Type Modifieds 300 to take the green. Moran’s Funeral Home “Duct Tape 50” Factory Stocks, Street Stocks and 4 cylinders. 2.00 Discount for all fathers. $ 18 Grandstand Admission
June 22nd– Evergreen Modifieds. Street Stocks. 4 Cylinders and Jr 4 Cylinders
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