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Evergreen Raceway 9/15/18

40 lap 4 cylinder race ends with Barbush III leading the field to the checkered flag; Wozniak returns to victory lane in the second annual New York Super Stocks Sleepy’s Street Stock Shootout.

At the start of the day, the skies had been overcast; the air was warm and humid. If your like me, you are a little gun shy when it comes to the weather and how often it has ruined our summer plans to race our hearts out. Luckily, the weather cleared out and we had sunny skies with the occasional overcast clouds in sight for the entire day.

Joe Barbush III. would take the lead early on and maintain the top spot all the way to the lap that counts, number 40. This would mark Joe Jr’s second win of the season with running a limited racing schedule. Joe is sponsored by Barbush Auto Sales, Electric Frog, and his families love and support for racing.

Even with this shortened season due to so many rainouts, our four cylinder division has always been full of new and experienced talent that has never left us without having a great and exciting race. One car that seems to always be in the front is our 2018 4 cylinder track Champion Harry O’Neil  who clinched his championship at the end of this race. Harry is sponsored by Tito Juice among others. He will only need to show up at King of The Green, turn a green lap, and pass tech to collect his points and he will be the Champion.

The 75 lap NYSS Sleepy’s Street Stock Shoot out was also full of excitement. A majority of these drivers traveled from many different area of the North Eastern US but it would be the driver with the 20 minute drive who would take home the top prize of $1500. Brian Wozniack would make a last lap pass to obtain the top spot. He also had to work his way up through the field a second time after an early race pit to fix lose sheet metal. Evergreen would like to thank the New York Super Stock’s for once again coming to the track and providing an excellent show. We also would like to thank all the drivers and teams for making the trip to the track which is the most southern race for the year on their schedule.

4 cyl finish

Joe Barbush III, TJ Kapish, Harry O’Neill, Jay Kanor, Jimmy Ayre, Josh Oswald, Rebecca Barbush, Zeb Farber, Lee Glowatch, Bo Doknovitch, Steve Kreitzer.

NYSS finish

Brian Wozniak, Mike Pollack, Robert Fink, Zack Willis, Joel Gleason, Nate Peckham, Brian Halecki, Frank Petroski, John Bennett, Shaun Frarey, Scott Adams, Jason Dinzler, Bill Frisbie Jr, Amber Vanorden, Nick Robinson, Aaron Higgins, Ron Underwood, Jum Lamoreaux, Jim Halt, Zak Petrie, Scott Dinzler, Matt Larriuee.

Evergreen Raceway is proud to be associated with Fairway Chevrolet, American Rental Equipment, Wanick Construction, Franzosa Trucking, 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

Evergreen Raceway prepares for the 2018 King of The Green event slated for October 5th, 6th, 7th.

Year three at Evergreen Raceway under the current management has proven to be a frustrating one. After multiple rainouts, racers and fans alike have spent an abundant amount of time idle, just waiting for the racing God’s to allow the fierce competitors to hit the track and give the fans some excitement. “The weather has effected every track in the area and we just can’t catch a break” says Promotor Jason Makarewicz. Makarewicz guarantee’s us that he remains focused and committed to making year three even better than the last.

There are great things in the works for King of The Green. We have an unprecedented $5000 added to the modified purse through a sponsorship from Franzosa Trucking and Wanick Construction. This has allowed us to commit $500 to take the green flag with a full field of ground pounding Modifieds. 22 Modifieds will start the race that day. 20 cars will qualify through the day with an additional two spots for sponsor Provisionals. All other divisions will also see an increase in payouts with full fields. It doesn’t stop there. Race Director Jeff Owler has committed $100 to the best victory lane celebration of each day (after declared safe).

In an effort to keep the cost down for both Tour Type Modified competitors, a six tire rule will be in effect for the weekend, meaning that the Tour Type Modified driver must qualify and race in the feature on the same set of Hoosier track tires (four tire minimum). Drivers will be allowed to change a maximum of two tires during the 150 lap Tour Type Modified main event sponsored by Franzosa Trucking and Wanick Construciton. Specifics too the procedure of the race will be released as we get closer to the event.

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.

All entrants will draw for heat race starting positions on race day. Twenty cars will start feature events (20 plus 2 sponsor provisionals for the Tour Modifieds), and if needed, consi races will be run.

Drivers can take advantage of savings by pre-registering for the event. The pre-registration form is on the speedway website (www.evergreenracewaypark.com). In order to receive the discounted registration, it must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2018. If received afterward, the full registration fee must be paid.

FREE CAMPING ALL WEEKEND!

CAMPING RULES:

-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.

The weekend will start off with open practice on Friday October 5th.

-The Pit gates will open at 12:00pm. $20 per person.

-Practice will be 2:00pm till 9:00pm

-The grandstands will be free for the fans to come and watch.

-The Kitchen will be open.

Saturday October 6th will start our racing for the weekend. The divisions will include, Street Stock, Late Model, and Evergreen Modifieds.

-Pits Open at 8:00am $50 per person.

-Grandstands open at 10:00am. The price for admission will be $20.

-Practice will start at 10:00am till two rounds are completed.

-Racing starts at 12:00pm.

Sunday October 7th will round out the weekend of events with the 4 cylinders, Factory Stocks, and Tour Type Modifieds.

-Pits open at 10:00am. $50 per person.

-Grandstands open at 12:30pm. Admission of $25 per person.

-Practice will start at 12:30pm as well. Two rounds of practice.

-Racing starts at 2:00pm.

**Note. Pit stalls sales for the 2018 season are not applicable for King of The Green weekend. What this means is, there is no guarantee you will have your spot. Parking is a first come first serve format with modified row reserved for Late Model and Evergreen Modifieds on Saturday and Tour type Modifieds on Sunday.**

**NO free passes will be accepted**

Registration is as follows. KOTG Registration can be sent in the mail, handed in at the office, or dropped off at the track (when possible). The mailing address is 49 Charlwood Dr. Freeland, PA 18224.

Evergreen Raceway is proud to be associated with Fairway Chevrolet, American Rental Equipment, Wanick Construction, Franzosa Trucking, 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

Zeiner Dominates Late Model 50 at Evergreen Raceway

The 2018 season started out picture perfect for Zane Zeiner who cruised to the opening day Plum Air 100 victory. Since then it has been an up and down season for the Bath Pennsylvania native. Zeiner would lead the field to the green over North Carolina’s Jerick Johnson. Johnson got close enough to Zeiner one time to possibly challenge for the lead by Zeiner would quickly pull away to his 3rd win of the season. Johnson, new point leader Steve Shultz, Travis Fisher and Mike Sweeney completed the top 5.

Broc Brown and Jerick Johnson were heat race winners

Broc Brown cruised to his 4th street stock feature of the season out dueling Mike Pollack. Pollack who would charge from his 12th starting spot after a thrilling victory two weeks ago. Brown would hold off multiple restart challenges from a number of different drivers. Several caution flags would slow the event. Surprisingly enough after a tremendous feature event two weeks ago, the street stock feature took a little over an hour to complete 30 laps.

Ahner and Kocher were heat race winners.

Ryan Burkett has steadily improved over a number of weeks at Evergreen Raceway. Burkett who is consider a Jr driver at the Speedway has been competing weekly in the 4 cylinder division. Burkett also runs in the select amount of Jr 4 Cylinder events. Burkett has finished 2nd twice but notched his first career stock car win this past Friday night. Kenzie Adams who made her stock car debut was 2nd followed by two time winner Cayden Ayre.

TJ Kapish outdueled point leader and best friend Harry O’Neill Friday night to notch his second win of the season in the 4 cylinder division. Kapish and O’Neill would put on a thrilling show for the fans winning by half a car. Josh Oswald, Joey Barbush and Kevin Kruczek would complete the top 5.

O’Neill and Oswald were heat race winners

Results

Late Model (50) 1. Zeiner 2. Johnson 3. Shultz 4. Travis Fisher 5. Mike Sweeney 6. Nick Ross 7. Broc Brown 8. George Ramos III 9. Brian Romig Jr 10. Todd Cooper 11. Jacob Kerstetter 12. Rich Cooper DNS Robbie Kutz Frank Hughes

Street Stocks (30) 1. Broc Brown 2. Mike Pollack 3. Brian Halecki 4. Bobby Kibler 5. Todd Ahner 6. Frank Petroski 7. Bobby Hunsicker 8. Anthony Tombasco 9. Chad Miller 10. Dan Pawlicki 11. Jason Harman 12. Kevin Makarewicz 13 Brayden Spencer 14 Rich Paciotti 15. Charlie Castiglione 16. Eric Kocher DQ Ken Erney

4 Cylinders (25) 1. Kapish 2. O’Neill 3. Oswald 4. Barbush III 5. Kruczek 6. Rebecca Barbush 7. Jay Kanor 8. Jimmy Ayre 9. Pete Verwys 10. Steve Kreitzer 11. Lee Glowatch 12. Kayden Ayre 13. Zeb Farber 14. John Ayre 15. Ryan Burkett 16. Beau Drobot 17. Mark Hammer 18. Bob Doknovitch

Evergreen Raceway is proud to be associated with Fairway Chevrolet, American Rental Equipment, Wanick Construction, Franzosa Trucking, 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