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Evergreen’s “King of the Green” to Pay $4,000 to Tour Type Modified Winner

By: Gene OstrowskiSeptember 19, 2017 St. Johns, PA (9/19/2017)- Evergreen Raceway’s biggest weekend of the season is quickly approaching and their first annual King of the Green event is expected to be big for fans and racers alike, as a 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.

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. 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.
In an effort to keep the cost down for both Tour Type Modified competitors, a five tire rule for the Tour Type Modifieds will be in effect for the weekend. Tour Type Modified drivers must start the heat and feature on the same set of Hoosier track tires (four tire minimum). Drivers will be allowed to change a maximum of one tire during a competition yellow flag on lap 50 of the Tour Type Modified main event. Cars will remain on track during the competition caution and a maximum of three crewmembers will be allowed on track to add fuel and make adjustments and/or make the tire change. The caution period will be timed and set to a maximum of 15 minutes. Green flag pitting is prohibited. Any Evergreen Modified tires may be used to compete in the Modified consi. Drivers must still start the feature on their heat race tires. Evergreen/Sport Modified drivers will have a four tire rule for their division, which means that the driver must start the feature on the same tires that he or she attempted to qualify on through heat race. The Evergreen/Sport Modifieds must compete on the Hoosier track tire. Any Evergreen Modified tires may be used for Evergreen/Sport Modified consi. Drivers must still start the feature on their heat race tires. 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. 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. 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, 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 October 7, 2017. If received afterward, the full registration fee must be paid. Modified, Evergreen/Sport Modified and Late Model drivers can reserve a concrete pit spot for $10. Pit spots that were purchased by drivers for the season do not apply for KOTG weekend. Concrete pit spots can be reserved on the pre registration form, or by calling the speedway office.

In case of inadequate weather, the speedway has set the following weekend (November 3rd, 4th & 5th) to use as a make-up date. The track will be hosting a volunteer King of the Green preparation day to get the grounds ready for their big event. Everyone is invited to come out and lend a hand on Sunday, October 15. More information will follow regarding the cleanup day.
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.

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.

 

Pos Tour Mod Evergreen/Sport Mod Late Model Street Stock Factory Stock Four Cylinder Strictly Stock
1 $4,000 $1,500 $1,300 $900 $400 $400 $300
2 $2,000 $800 $600 $500 $200 $200 $150
3 $1,000 $400 $350 $350 $125 $125 $100
4 $900 $350 $300 $300 $110 $110 $85
5 $800 $300 $250 $275 $100 $100 $75
6 $700 $275 $210 $250 $90 $90 $50
7 $600 $225 $190 $200 $85 $85 $50
8 $550 $220 $160 $150 $80 $80 $50
9 $500 $200 $140 $125 $75 $75 $50
10 $450 $200 $130 $110 $70 $70 $50
11 $400 $200 $125 $100 $60 $65 $40
12 $375 $175 $125 $100 $55 $60 $40
13 $350 $150 $125 $100 $50 $55 $40
14 $325 $125 $125 $100 $50 $50 $40
15 $300 $125 $125 $100 $50 $50 $40
16 $250 $125 $125 $90 $50 $50 $40
17 $250 $125 $125 $90 $50 $50 $40
18 $250 $125 $125 $90 $50 $50 $40
19 $250 $125 $125 $90 $50 $50 $40
20 $250 $125 $125 $90 $50 $50 $40

 

 

Charlie Sharpsteen Scores Big New York Super Stock Series Win at Evergreen Raceway

By: Gene Ostrowski

September17, 2017

St. Johns, PA (9/17/2017)- The New York Super Stock Series rolled to Evergreen Raceway on Sunday for the running of the tracks first ever “Sleepy’s Street Stock Shootout”. With a $1,500 prize guaranteed for the race winner, the 75-lap main event winner was destined to be a barnburner. Following three lead changes over the 55 laps ran, the event was checkered for rain and Charlie Sharpsteen of Chemung, NY was awarded the hard fought victory. Rob Silver of Howell, NJ held off Sean Verwys for the Legends victory and Katie Verwys notched her first ever Evergreen Bandolero victory. The Late Model and Four Cylinder features were rained out and are rescheduled for Sunday, September 24.

Following a short memorial in honor of Mark Spencer, Sr, Eric Hadely started from the pole position and led the New York Super Stock field to the drop of the green flag in the 75-lap main event. He led the opening circuit over Jason Dinzler, Nick Robinson, Nate Peckham and Ron Underwood.

The first yellow flag didn’t fly until lap 16 when Brian Wozniak spun in turns one and two. Green flag racing resumed with Hadley still showing the way over Dinzler.

Following a la 28 restart, Dinzler took his turn at the lead. Meanwhile, Scott Adams climbed to third, just behind Hadley. Meanwhile, Charlie Sharpsteen, who started back in the fifteenth position, began to mount a charge toward the front.

Nick Robinson cracked the top five and moved into the second spot. Following a restart on lap 37, he attempted to make a pass for the lead and unfortunately spun Dinzler in the process. The turn of events moved Hadley back to the point.

Two laps after another yellow and lap 39 restart, Sharpsteen made a bid for the lead. The pass stuck and he moved to the point over Hadley, Adams, Wozniak and Broc Brown.

A few quick yellows shuffled the top five and then Wozniak climbed into second following a lap 49 restart. Dark clouds began rolling toward the speedway and drivers knew that the treat of rain was near.

With Sharpsteen still showing the way, a red flag was thrown on lap 55 when Mike Nichols and another driver made contact entering turn one. Nichols slammed hard into the turn one Styrofoam. Fortunately, he exited the car under his own power and although shaken, he was not injured.

The rains rolled across the track under the delay and series officials has no choice but to throw the checkers on lap 55. Sharpsteen took the victory and $1,500 price. He was also the hard charger of the event. Wozniak settled for second, followed by Hadley, Steve Hoffman and Robinson.

Hadley, Wozniak and Robinson were heat race winners. Kevin Higgins won the consi.

Sean Verwys led the Legends field to the drop of the green flag in the 15-lap feature. He held the lead until a lap two restart, when he was overtaken by Rob Siler. Silver held off Verwys over the rest of the distance to take the victory.

En route to her first Evergreen victory, Katie Verwys grabbed the lead early in the 10-lap Bandolero feature and never relinquished it.

Scheduled for Sunday, September 24, “Slam the Stands” will take place at Evergreen Raceway. The show features $5 grandstand admission, plus an on track autograph and camera session at intermission. The Late Models are on the card for a pair of 20-lap features and the Four Cylinders will have two 15-lap main events. The Street Stocks and Strictly Stocks are also on the docket.

The pit gates will swing open for regular Sunday shows at 10:30 AM. Practice will kick off at 12:30 PM and racing will begin at 2 PM.  The grandstands will open at noon. Grandstand admission for each event is just $5. Pit admission is $35.

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.

New Your Super Stocks (100-laps)

  1. Charlie Sharpsteen 2. Brian Wozniak  3. Eric Hadley  4. Steve Hoffman  5. Nick Robinson  6. Broc Brown  7. Nate Peckham 8. Brian Halecki 9. Kevin Higgins 10. Scott Adams 11. Robert Fink  12. Mike Nichols 13. Frank Champman  14. Kenny Atkins 15. Chris Vogler 16. Jason Dinzler 17.Frank Petroski Jr 18. Mike Pollack 19. Ron Underwood  DQ: Mike Hyman DNQ: Brian Halecki, Mark Spencer, John Lane, Paul Morgan, Jr

Legends (15-laps) 1. Rob Silver 2. Sean Verwys 3. Abram Romanik 4. Noah Youngcourt 5. Brian Schoch

Bandoleros (10-laps) 1. Katie Verwys 2. Brian Rygielski 3. Evan Rygielski

Zane Zeiner Collects Big Prize Following Evergreen Victory

By: Gene Ostrowski

September10, 2017

St. Johns, PA (9/10/2017)- With the switch back to Sunday afternoon racing for the fall season at Evergreen Raceway and with $2,000 on the line for the winner of the American Rental Equipment Modified Series main event, Zane Zeiner of Bath grabbed the lead on a lap 12 restart and never relinquished the lead. Mikey Pollack of Drums earned his first career Barbush Automotive Street Stock victory and Devin Schmidt of Palmerton took the big $450 to win Evans Roadhouse Four Cylinder event. The Factory Stock division was back in action with the Ed Makarewicz “Duct Tape 50” Memorial and when it was all said and done, Tom Casagrande of Drums was victorious. Caden Ayre of Mountaintop was the Junior Four Cylinder winner.

Paul Monkoski led the Modified field to the drop of the green flag. However, he was overtaken by Brian Sones before a lap was scored. Brian DeFebo held second, followed by Gene Bowers.

A quick yellow waved on lap five and a pileup occurred on the front stretch during the restart several known front runners were involved and sustained heavy damage, including John Fortin, Jr, Brandon Oltra, Barry Callavini and Sal Accardi, Jr. Other. Matt Hirschman and Mitch Dowd also got a piece of the incident and continued on. Luckily, none of the drivers involved were seriously injured.

Green flag racing resumed and with nine laps complete, Austin Kochenash moved to the point. He held the spot until a lap 12 restart, when he was overtaken by Zane Zeiner.

Despite having a total of 12 yellow flags throughout the event, Zeiner kept cool and pulled of the victory. Kochenash was the runner up, followed by Brian DeFebo, Blake Barney and Hirschman.

DeFebo, Earl Paules and Kochenash were heat race winners. Fortin was the consi winner.

Despite a long Modified show, it wasn’t the only division with a caution filled event.

Brian Halecki led the Street Stock field to the drop of the green flag but Dan Pawlicki was able to lead the first circuit. Halecki settled into second, followed by Rich Paciotti, Frank Petroski, Jr. and Todd Ahner.

The top five changed up a bit following some early yellow flags and then Paciotti took the lead on a lap two restart. He held the spot until lap 27, when he was overtaken by Mikey Pollack on a restart.

The final yellow of the event waved on lap 28 when Matt Schlenker, TJ Gursky and Broc Brown collected in turn four. Due to the time of the event, the yellow and checkered were thrown and Pollack was the victor, with his first ever win in the division. Scott Adams was second, followed by Mark Deysher, BJ Wambold and Halecki.

Ahner, Pollack and Paciotti were heat race winners.

The always exciting and entertaining Four Cylinder division took to the stage with Jay Skupski on the pole. However, young Austin Beers started second and quickly took the lead. The led the opening lap over Skupski, Shane Troutman, Jake Jones and Shawn Kistler.

The action was intense throughout the field and with eight laps complete, Mark Spencer held the lead. He encountered mechanical issues, which gave the lead to TJ Kapish and then Devin Schmidt, who was heavily pressured by Corey Edelman in the closing laps.

Schmidt held on for the lucrative victory over Edelman, Kapish, Troutman and Jeff Biegly. Edelman was later disqualified for being light across the scales in post race tech inspection.

Schmidt, Beers and Jones were heat race winners. M. Spencer was the consi winner.

In style, Tom Casagrande started from the pole position and wired the Factory Stock field in the 50-lap “Duct Tape 50” Ed Makarewicz, Sr. Memorial. Scott Sipe crossed the stripe to finish a close second, followed by Gerry Lawrence, Steph Moyer and Joey Helberg.

Casagrande and Mitch Hawk were heat race winners.

The next Evergreen Raceway event on the schedule is slated to take place on Sunday, September 17. The $1,500 to win “Sleepy’s Street Stock Shootout” show is destined to be a barnburner. The Late Models, Four Cylinders, Legends and Bandolaros are also on the card.

The pit gates will swing open for regular Sunday shows at 10:30 AM. Practice will kick off at 12:30 PM and racing will begin at 2 PM.  The grandstands will open at noon. Grandstand admission for each event is just $12. Pit admission is $35.

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.

Feature Finishes

Modifieds (50-laps) 1. ZANE ZEINER 2. Austin Kochenash 3. Brian DeFebo 4. Blake Barney 5. Matt Hirschman 6. Roger Coss 7. Earl Paules 8. Gene Bowers 9. John Markovic 10. Bobby Jones 11. Mitch Dowd 12. Alan Creveling 13. Paul Frantz 14. Buddy Miller 15. Brian Sones 16. Paul Monkoski 17.Brandon Oltra 18. John Fortin, Jr 19. Barry Callavini 20. Sal Accardi Jr DNQ: Wayne Szerencsits, Tommy Wanick III, DJ Macri

Street Stocks (28-laps) 1. MIKE POLLACK 2. Scott Adams 3. Mark Deysher 4. BJ Wambold 5. Brian Halecki 6. Bobby Hunsicker, Jr 7. Paul Morgan, Jr 8. Cory Swartz 9. Dan Pawlicki 10. Rich Paciotti 11/ Randy Schlenker 12. TJ Gursky 13. Matt Schlenker 14. Broc Brown 15. Todd Ahner 16. Bobby Kibler, Jr 17. Frank Petroski, Jr 18. Anthony Tombasco

Four Cylinder (40-laps) 1. DEVIN SCHMIDT 2. TJ Kapish 3. Shane Troutman 4. Jeff Biegly 5. Brayden Spencer 6. Kyle Krempasky 7. Jay Kanor 8. Zeb Farber 9. Harry O’Neill 10. Austin Beers 11. Rebecca  12. Mark Spencer 13. Jimmy Ayre 14. Jake Jones 15. Cody Geist 16.Shawn Kistler 17. Jay Skupski 18. Joe Barbush III 19. John Banashefski  DQ: Corey Edelman DNS: Bob Azarowicz  DNQ: Matt Malachatki, Clint Halstead, Doug Ashford, Steve McDonough

Factory Stock (50-laps) 1. TOM CASAGRANDE 2. Scott Sipe 3. Gerry Lawrence 4. Steph Moyer 5. Joey Helberg 6. Elliot Wohl 7. Bob Wink 8. Frank Katona 9. Tim O’shea 10. Logan Fogg 11. Mitch Hawk 12. Andrew Monkoski 13. Brian O’Shea 14. Chris Angstadt 15. Paul Morgan Jr