By: Gene OstrowskiOctober 8, 2017 St. Johns, PA (10/8/2017)- Evergreen Raceway’s biggest weekend of the season is quickly approaching and their second annual King of the Green event is expected to be big for fans and racers alike, as the top prize of $4,000 will go to the winner of the season ending 100-lap Tour Type Modified main event on Sunday, October 22. For years past, the annual weekend event has showcased the talent of some of the best racers around and with extended lap races and larger purses for the divisions on the weekend’s card of racing, the show is destined to be the absolute best of the season. Since the initial King of the Green information was release, more than 21 Modified teams have committed to running the track’s regular season finale.
Similar to past seasons, each division will qualify and run their respective feature events on the same day, and with the exceptions of the Modifieds and Late Models, all other divisions throughout the weekend will be awarded 100 championship points for taking the green flag in the heat race. Furthermore. ALL divisions will qualify through heat races. Consi races will be held if necessary. With the exception of the Sport Modifieds, Modifeds and Late Models, teams will start the feature straight up. There will be a redraw for the Sport Modifieds, Modifieds and Late Models. The redraw will be determined on the number of division entries.
The weekend will kick off at the 1/3-mile asphalt oval near Hazleton, PA on Friday, October 20 with open practice for all divisions. The evening practice time is slated to run from 2 PM to 7 PM and the pit admission is set at $20. One hour of Friday’s practice (from 6 PM to 7 PM will be for Tour Type and Evergreen Modifieds only).
Grandstand admission for practice is free for all ages.
Since the initial release of the race information, track management has decided to do away with the lap 50 yellow flag for tire changing during the 100-lap Modified event. Instead, teams are allowed to pit under yellow flags for a tire and adjustments. Pitting for such changes must take place on or after lap 50. Saturday, October 21 will feature a 50-lap $1,500 to win main event for the Evergreen/Sport Modifieds.
The Late Models, Four Cylinders and Strictly Stocks are also on the card for an exciting day of action. The pit gates will swing open at 8 AM and practice will kick off at 10:00 AM. Heat races will start at 12 PM. The grandstands will open at 10:00 AM. Free admission passes are for regular events only and will not be honored for Saturday’s King of the Green events.
The Modifieds will compete for the $4,000 prize on Sunday, October 22, plus the Street Stocks and Factory Stocks will also be in action for extended lap main events. The pit gates will swing open at 10 AM and practice will kick off at12:30 PM. Qualifying will start at 2 PM. The grandstands will open at 12:30 PM. Free admission passes are for regular events only and will not be honored for Sunday’s King of the Green events.
All purses are based on a full field of 20 cars taking the green flag in the feature. If less than 20 cars take the green, the purse will be prorated. Pit admission for Saturday or Sunday is $50. Grandstand admission is $20 for Saturday and $25 for Sunday. Fans can purchase a special two day event grandstand pass for $40. As always, children 12 years of age and younger will be admitted into the grandstand area for free.
Free admission passes are for regular events only and will not be honored for the speedway’s King of the Green events. All entrants will draw for heat race starting positions on race day. Twenty cars will start feature events, and if needed, consi races will be run. In case of inadequate weather, the speedway has set the following weekend (November 3rd, 4th & 5th) to use as a make-up date. The entire King of the Green weekend information can be viewed at EvergreenRacewayPark.com.
FREE CAMPING ALL WEEKEND!
-NO camping in the pit area. Camping is allowed outside of the speedway, along the edges of the spectator parking area.-NO Open ground fires-Please bring a burn barrel or other suitable container.
-NO excessively loud noise-Be respectful of our neighbors!
-Campers: Park in designated areas only. Campers should park to the far right of main parking area. Port-a-potties will be located by Grandstand admission booth.
-Haulers: Oversize haulers are urged to park in the field on right side of driveway as you enter main parking area. (Backed-in only and no excessive idling)
Haulers may only enter pit area on Friday evening (after practice)-if racing on Saturday, and Saturday evening (after Evergreen/Sport Modified feature)-if racing on Sunday. All haulers must be removed from pit area on Saturday-after the program is completed.
Evergreen Raceway is located minutes from Hazleton, PA, in between routes 93 and 309. For more information regarding Evergreen Raceway, including the entire season schedule, directions and divisional payouts, please visit www.evergreenracewaypark.com and don’t forget to like their Facebook page as well.