Category Archives: Evergreen Raceway

Evergreen Tour Modified Open Slated for May 21st

By: Gene Ostrowski

Photo Walter Smith

May 3, 2017

St. Johns, PA (5/3/2017)- Although there hasn’t been a full “off season” at Evergreen Raceway, it’s been months since the Tour Type Modifieds shook the stands at the 1/3-mile asphalt oval. That will all change in less than a month, as the first of six American Rental Equipment Modified Series events are scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 21.

Many teams are excited about making their first Evergreen start of 2017, which will pay $2,000 and $175 to start, if 16 or more cars take the green flag. A wide variety of hot shoes from the Tri-state area are expected to compete and the action in the Modified events at Evergreen is always intense. There’s no doubt that the 50-lap show will be a barn burner.

The 2017 Evergreen Raceway Tire Rules will apply for this event. Those rules are posted on the speedway website under the rules link on the left hand side of the site. Tires are available at the track and can be purchased by cash, check or credit card (3% fee processing fee applies).

Drivers will pull pills for starting positions in a 10-lap heat race. The top six qualifiers will redraw for starting positions on the front stretch at intermission and the remainder of the field will start straight up in the 50-lap main event.

The top 15 drivers will qualify for the 50-lap main event through heat races and a consi will be held to determine the remaining five positions. A maximum of 20 cars will start the feature.   The Modified payout is listed on the left hand side of the speedway website.

The Barbush Automotive Street Stocks will hit the track for the first time this season and the Evan’s Roadhouse Four Cylinders will compete for 40 laps and the $450 to win prize money.

Grandstand admission for the May 21 event is just $15. Children 12 years of age and younger are admitted for free with a paying adult.   The pit gate will swing open at 10:30 AM and the pit entrance fee is $35. Practice will kick off at 12:30 PM and heat races will begin at 2 PM. The grandstand gates will open at 11:00 PM.

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.

Evergreen Raceway is proud to be associated with Fairway Motors, Harry’s U Pull It, Penn’s Peak Radio, Sponenberg’s Exhaust, Wheel’s Bar & Grill, CK Auto Service & Race Fab, Himmer Graphics, Evan’s Roadhouse, Bob’s Subs, American Rental Equipment, Barbush Automotive, Valve Tech Sales, Penn’s Peak, Printers Edge & RockAuto.com.

Drifting, Car Shows, Test & Tune on Tap for Busy Weekend at Evergreen

By: Gene Ostrowski

April 23, 2017

St. Johns, PA (4/23/2017) Spring has sprung and auto enthusiasts across the tri state area are excited for the 2017 season at Evergreen Raceway. Unlike many past years, there is plenty of other activities scheduled at the 1/3-mile asphalt oval this coming weekend, much of which is somewhat unique to the long time Evergreen fans. With that said, there will be plenty of action both on and off the track this coming weekend, including Drifting and a pair of car shows on Saturday, plus a test and tune session at the speedway on Sunday.

For the first time in many years, Fairway Motors in Hazleton has returned to Evergreen as an affiliate sponsor. The two businesses are focused on cross promoting each other and the first sign of that is an upcoming Evergreen Raceway race car show at their 101 North Church Street dealership on Saturday, April 29 from 11 AM through 5 PM.

Speedway promoter, Jason Makarewicz and announcer, Ted Grow will be heading up the Fairway show that afternoon. They will also be on hand to answer questions and discuss the future of Evergreen Raceway with visitors.

Presented by Sinster, “Drift Evergreen” will take place at the speedway on Saturday as well. For those unfamiliar with drifting, it’s a very entertaining experience to witness, plus it’s an absolute blast to ride with one of the drifting aces, if people choose to go that route. For all of the Sublime fans out there, the event is Entitled the “April 29, 1992 Riot At Evergreen” and it will feature two courses for the drivers.

The drifting event will be overseen by Jeff Owler. Owler is the Competition Director at the speedway.

The gates will open at 8 AM and tech inspection will take place from 8-10 AM. The driver’s meeting is slated for 10 AM and the on course activities will take place following the meeting. The cost for the event is $50 to drive, $15 to ride as a passenger, or $10 for general spectator admission. Children 12 years of age and younger will be admitted into the grandstand area for free.

Hosted by Northeast Cruisers Motors Club, a car corral, swap meet, flea market and collector car show will take place in a section of the grass spectator parking lot at the speedway on Saturday, April 29 from 10 AM through 4 PM.

Open to all types of vehicles, the cost for the car corral is just $15. It’s only $10 to display a vehicle and $15 to be a vendor at the event. Spectator admission is just $2 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Drifting spectators will receive free admittance to the car show and flea market.

Awards will be presented during the afternoon of the show and music will be provided by speedway co-promoter, Gene Ostrowski.

A test & tune date is planned for Sunday, April 20. Drivers from all of the speedway’s regular divisions, including the

American Rental Equipment Modified Series, Himmer Graphics Late Models, Barbush Automotive Street Stocks, Wheel’s Bar & Grill Strictly Stocks, Bob’s Sub’s Outlaw Stocks, Evan’s Roadhouse Four Cylinders, Wheel’s Bar & Grill Jr. Four Cylinders, INEX Legends and Evergreen Enduro Series, presented by Sponenberg’s Exhaust are invited to participate.

Pit admission for the day is just $20 and scoring transponders will be available for rental for just $5. Grandstand admission is free for anyone wishing to check out the session.

The pit gates are slated to open at 11:00 AM. Following a quick drivers meeting, drivers will take to the track in divisional groups beginning at 12:30 PM. Practice will conclude at approximately 5 PM.

The concession stand will be open for all of the weekend activities at the track.

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 visitwww.evergreenracewaypark.com and don’t forget to like their Facebook page as well.

Evergreen Raceway is proud to be associated with Fairway Motors, Harry’s U Pull It, Penn’s Peak Radio, Sponenberg’s Exhaust, Wheel’s Bar & Grill, CK Auto Service & Race Fab, Himmer Graphics, Evan’s Roadhouse, Bob’s Subs, American Rental Equipment, Barbush Automotive, Valve Tech Sales, Penn’s Peak, Printers Edge & RockAuto.com.

 

Evergreen’s “Springduro” is Up Next

“Triple Crown Awards” Ceremony to Follow

By: Gene Ostrowski

April 10, 2017

St. Johns, PA (4/20/2017) It’s been a number of years since Evergreen Raceway held an Enduro under the lights. That’s about to change, as the speedway has decided to hold their first regular season Evergreen Enduro Series event, presented by Sponenberg’s Exhaust, under the lights on Saturday, April 22. Both, the 4-cylinders and 6/8-cylinder will take to the track for 100-laps of action per division. Following the show, which should conclude by 10 PM, speedway management will present the top ten points finishers from the speedway’s wintertime “Triple Crown Series” will their well deserved awards.

Each event will take place, rain or shine. The event will only be postponed if the weather and road conditions to the track are simply too miserable.

The fee to compete for drivers who register on race day is $50.

Upon arrival at the track, drivers will pull pills for their starting positions. All pre-registered drivers will start ahead of those who were not pre-registered. All drivers must visit the track office to sign in upon arrival to the track. Each driver will receive a slip with their starting position. A random roll call will take place at the drivers meeting. If a driver’s name is called and they are not present, they will be forced to start in the rear of the field. No exceptions.

The pit gates will swing open for all of the series events at 5 PM. The drivers meeting will take place at 7:00 PM and racing will kick off at 7:30 PM. Registration will close at 6:45 PM. Grandstand will open at 6:30 PM.

Grandstand admission for each event is just $5. Pit admission is $25 and the transponder rental fee is $10.

The rules, payout and pre-registration list are at EvergreenRacewayPark.com. Pre-registration for the event has closed. Drivers can still register at the track on race day.

Points will be awarded for the regular season Enduros.

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.

Evergreen Raceway is proud to be associated with Fairway Motors, Harry’s U Pull It, Penn’s Peak Radio, Sponenberg’s Exhaust, Wheel’s Bar & Grill, CK Auto Service & Race Fab, Himmer Graphics, Evan’s Roadhouse, Bob’s Subs, American Rental Equipment, Barbush Automotive, Valve Tech Sales, Penn’s Peak, Printers Edge & RockAuto.com.