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Brown Wins Summer Splash 50; Ross and O’Neill take make ups

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

Results

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

Evergreen Raceway is proud to be associated with Fairway Chevrolet, American Rental Equipment, Sponenberg’s Exhaust, Harry’s U-Pull It, Barbush Auto Sales, S&D Bodyline, CK Auto Service and Race Fab, Rock Auto, Electric Frog Designs and Evans Roadhouse, Himmer Graphics, Scott Adams Designs, and Steamtown Crossfit, Sonny’s Landscaping and Morans Funeral Home

As always you can visit us on online at www.evergreenracewaypark.com. Facebook at Evergreen Raceway and on twitter @EvergreenRacePa

Upcoming Events

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

Promoter Jason Makarewicz

Director of Operations Jeff Owler

Announcer/PR Ted Grow

 

 

RACE OF CHAMPIONS SUPER STOCK SERIES RACE SCHEDULED FOR MAY 20 AT EVERGREEN RACEWAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Evergreen Raceway to Host Modified Qualifier for Race of Champions 250 on Friday, August 10, 2018-

 St. Johns, Pennsylvania – (May 15, 2018) –Race of Champions Series and Evergreen Raceway management have agreed to cancel the Sunday, May 20, 2018 Race of Champions Super Stock event and begin looking at dates for the 2019 season.

The cancellation is based on several influencing factors, including the scheduling of the events at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee during the series point season, which limits the open schedule dates on any series or track calendar based on the existing and traditional event schedule.

Evergreen Raceway will host a Modified qualifier, offering a guaranteed starting spot in the Race of Champions 250 on Saturday, September 29 at Lake Erie Speedway, which will host the 68th running of the traditional event.

Earlier this year when he captured Evergreen’s Plum Air 100 Zane Zeiner of Bath, PA, earned a guaranteed starting position in the RoC Champions Weekend Late Model event at Lake Erie Speedway (PA).

Evergreen Raceway will also take the weekend of the Race of Champions at Lake Erie Speedway off, giving competitors and fans the opportunity to attend the Northeast’s marquee event that culminates with the running of the 68th Annual Race of Champions 250.

The Race of Champions will host a meeting for RoC Super Stock competitors prior to the next Race of Champions Super Stock Series event on Wednesday, May 30. Competitors will be issued an invitation via e-mail as to the specific time and place of the meeting.

Zeiner Cashes In at Plum Air Allstar 100

Helberg Wins after Factory Stock post-race inspection, O’Neill Wins by inches, and Paciotti Cruises to Opening Day Win.

The main event for the day was the much-anticipated Plum Air Allstar 100. Zeiner was on a mission Sunday afternoon.

After a quick two Factory Stock heats, the Late Model time trials were the first order of business for the day and going out fourth in line, it looked as though Zeiner had pulled a bad pill draw, but Zeiner ended up with a qualifying lap of 14.181, which was the fastest lap for the entire field. Kyle Harvell, Steve Shultz, Luke Hinkley, and Jerick Johnson completed the top five qualifying Late Models for the Plum Air Allstar 100.

Zeiner would bring the field to the green flag. Four laps would be scored before the first yellow flag of the day flew for the 99 driven by Nick Ross whose day would end early for a fluid leak.

Green flag racing resumed once again with Zeiner in the lead, over Shultz and Harvell. On lap number 7 things got a little hairy over in turn 4 as Paul Koehler Jr, George Ramos III, and Frank Hughes would be collected in a minor fender bender. During the 3-lap green flag run, Hinkley had worked his way into the 2nd spot around Shultz.

After working the outside, set his sights on Zeiner. The lap 7 restart saw Zeiner, Hinkley, Shultz, Johnson and Bob Weber in the top 5. The laps begin to click off quickly as everyone got the opening day jitters out and a staggering 46 laps of clean green flag racing followed. After the green flag was out again, the laps continued to click off. Things began to heat up but Zeiner would still hold the lead over Shultz however, Johnson would begin his march for the leaders over Weber and Travis Fisher.

Just 3 laps later the 3rd caution of the event flew for Mitch Hawk and Todd Cooper who both spun in turn 2 which lead to the lengthiest caution of the afternoon coming on lap 58. That quick of a caution while coming to a restart also took out Chola Shay, Larry Fisher, Austin Kochenash and Bob Weber. Mitch Hawk and Broc Brown were also collected but ended up returning to the speedway.

As the laps began to click off Mike Sweeney who started in the 12th spot would crack the top 5 with about 40 to go. Zeiner would cruise to victory over Sweeney, Shultz, Brown and Mike Parks.

A two-hundred-dollar fast timer award went to Zane Zeiner as well courtesy of victory lane sponsor CK Auto Service and Race Fab. Todd Cooper who started 23rd and ended up finishing 11th won the 200-dollar Cascioli Towing and Ridgeline Roofing Hard Charger award, along with the fans choice to make the starting lineup in the feature.

Joey Helberg who has plans to run the entire 2018 Factory Stock season at Evergreen Raceway looked strong all day, in his number 72 factory stock.

Rookie of the year contender Derek Berlitz would lead the field to the green flag for their first feature event of the season with Casagrande and Helberg in tow. On lap number 2 Casagrande would move around Berlitz but the move was later determined to be illegal by track officials as Casagrande passed below the lines in turns 1 and 2. Casagrande was penalized 2 positions and restarted 3rd.

3 laps later Berlitz would spin and Casagrande would be moved to 3rd for the restart. Casagrande would cruise to the stripe first over Helberg, Stephanie Moyer, Berlitz and Mark Tyson. Casagrande would later be disqualified in post-race inspection handing the win to Helberg. Heat race winners were Casagrande and Helberg.

When Harry O’Neill hits the track anywhere you know there is about to be a thrilling show for the fans and that held true when O’Neill would squeeze out his first win in the 2018 season over Joey Barbush at a margin of less than 0.023 seconds. O’Neill did not have it easy however as he started up front he was involved in a mid-race incident involving Rebecca Barbush which put him to the back of the field. He would have to come from the back but with one lap remaining, he would work the outside of Barbush for win number 1 of the season. O’Neill, Beau Drobot and Jimmy Ayre would collect heat race wins.

The final event of the afternoon would be a 40-lap street stock feature. For the next 15 laps positions 4 through 8 where hotly contested as Mike Pollack, Broc Brown, Jon Moser and defending champion Randy Schlenker would race, side by side for 10 laps. Paciotti would cruise to the victory over Todd Ahner, Schlenker, Moser and Pollack.

Evergreen staff would like to thank all our sponsors for their help with the 2018 season. Fairway Chevrolet, Harry’s U-Pull It, American Rental Equipment, Sponenbergs Exhaust, Barbush Auto Sales, S&D Body Line, CK Auto Service and Race Fab, Rock Auto and Evan’s Roadhouse.

. We also want to thank Plum Air for their sponsorship of this fantastic season opener event. We also want to recognize Franzosa Trucking, Wanick Construction, Paul’s Towing, and Wreck Transport for their assistance.

Late Models: 1. Zeiner 2. Sweeney 3. Shultz 4. Brown 5. Parks 6. Hinkley 7. Kyle Harvell 8. Travis Fisher 9. Francis Gross III 10. Mitch Hawk 11. Todd Cooper 12. Frank Hughes 13. Bob Weber 14. Jerick Johnson 15. Paul Koehler Jr. 16. Chola Shay 17. Larry Fisher 18. Austin Kochenash 19. Lorin Arthofer 20. Danny Cascioli 21. George Ramos III 22. Nick Ross 23. Jarrod Hayes DNQ Brian Romig Jr, Rob Kutz

Factory Stocks: 1. Helberg 2. Moyer 3. Berlitz 4. Tyson 5. Chris Trumbauer 6. Catherine Strawser 7. Bryan Oshea. DQ Tom Casagrande

4 Cylinders: 1. Harry O’Neill 2. Joey Barbush 3. Bob Azarowicz 4. Beau Drobot 5. Rebecca Barbush 6. Ray Kochin 7. Pete Maier 8. Jimmy Ayre 9. Sam Danaher 10. Shawn Kistler 11. Rich Mutarelli 12. Don Rogers 13. Bob Doknovith 14. Zeb Farber

Street Stocks: 1. Richard Paciotti 2. Todd Ahner 3. Randy Schlenker 4. Moser 5. Pollack 6. Dan Pawlicki 7. Aaron Kromer 8. Brian Halecki 9. Kevin Makarewicz 10. Broc Brown 11. Frank Petroski 12. Brian Sones 13. Scott Adams 14. Jim Yamelski