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Race of Champions Super Stock Series Race on Sunday, May 20 along with Two Race of Champions Qualifying Positions Offered to Modified and Late Model Competitors-

 St. Johns, Pennsylvania – (January 29, 2018) – Evergreen Raceway in St. Johns, Pa., and Race of Champions Series management are excited to announce plans that have the historic Pennsylvania track and sanctioning body working together throughout the 2018 season.

The opening day Plum Air 100 on Sunday, April 15 for Late Models at Evergreen will provide a guaranteed starting position to the winner for Race of Champions Weekend on September 27, 28 and 29 at Lake Erie Speedway in North East, Pennsylvania.

Modified racers will have an opportunity at a guaranteed starting position on Friday, August 10 as part of the Tony Fisher Memorial race. The winner will earn a guaranteed starting position in the 68th Annual Race of Champions 250 which will run onSaturday, September 29.

The Race of Champions Super Stock Series will debut at the track on Sunday, May 20 as a part of their Series led by Tim Gullo of Elmira, N.Y., who is the defending Series champion.

“This is a great step for us at Evergreen,” offered Director of Racing Operations Jeff Owler. “We are excited in regard to our season and all of the additional interest that our track has generated. This gives our competitors some additional recognition in addition to the opportunity to compete with a series and an event as great as the Race of Champions.”

Evergreen will 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 is a sanctioning body presenting Modified and Stock Car racing on asphalt and dirt surfaces throughout the Northeast, with events in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The 68th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2018 and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

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Biggest paying late model race in history at Evergreen Raceway Drums Pa

Opening day announced which will include a staggering $3500 to win $300 to take the green, Late Model race sponsored by Pum-Air Inc.
As Evergreen Raceway prepares for its third season under the management of Jason Makarewicz, a lot of things have yet to be figured out but one thing is certain. Plum-Air has come on board as a sponsor for the first race of the year which is being called “The Plum-Air Allstar 100”.
Plum-Air, Inc. is a full service contractor celebrating more than 20 years of excellence in Hazleton and the surrounding areas. Their company has extensive experience, along with a strong reputation for complete attention to detail and well thought out designs to meet every customer’s needs. Some of the services offered include tenant improvement, energy management, wireless communication, zoning, duct replacement and of course, repair and replacement of all heating and air conditioning systems. With offices in Hazle Twp and Shavertown, they are a well-known provider of quality heating and cooling needs. Their name is commonly seen at our track and others throughout the Commonwealth through sponsoring Travis Fisher’s #8 Late Model.
While the remainder of the schedule is yet to be released, opening day will be April 15th 2018 (rain date April 22nd, 2018). April 1st and 8th will be open practice for all divisions. Divisions also on hand on the 15th will be the 4 Cylinder division and Street Stocks. Again, a full detailed press release will be posted over the next month with a full schedule and updated rules to accompany.
For the Late Models, this event will have a registration process with a format similar to King of The Green.
Preregistration $50 (deadline is April 8th)
Day of Registration $70
**All preregistration should be mailed to Evergreen Raceway 49 Charlwood Dr Freeland, PA 18224**
Tire Rule:
Driver must use the same tires for the time trials and feature. If a driver fails to qualify for the feature through time trials, they may change tires for the consi. However, they MUST put their Time Trial race tires back on for the feature.
Tires must be purchased at the track and are Hoosier F40 and F48.

Evergreen Raceway Honors 2017 Track Champions

By: Gene OstrowskiNovember 19, 2017

Drums, PA (11/19/2017)- The second annual Evergreen Raceway Awards Ceremony was held Saturday evening at Carmen’s Country Inn in Drums, PA. Over 180 racers, family, friends and fans came out to enjoy an evening of celebration together after a successful 2017 season at the speedway. Track champions were honored, along with those who were in the running for the points title all season long.

Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA claimed his second straight American Equipment Modified Series title. Hirschman, who was not present because he was racing in Myrtle Beach, scored all but one win in the division this season. His father, Tony accepted the award on his son’s behalf. He thanked everyone that had helped them claim the title, including car owner, Bob Horn, who has fallen ill this season.

Francis Gross III of Allentown, PA accepted the trophy and paycheck for earning his first ever Himmer Graphics Late Model crown. Winless in the division for almost 20 years, Gross not only visited victory lane this season, but also held bested former division champion, Steve Shultz to take top honors.

After dominating the season in the Barbush Automotive Street Stock division, Randy Schlenker of Whitehall, PA earned his second divisional championship. He thanked all of his family, crew and sponsors for their hard work and support throughout the entire year.

Thirteen year old Brayden Spencer of Shickshinny, PA earned his first Evergreen championship in the Evans’ Roadhouse Four Cylinder division. Spencer thanked all of his family and additional supporters. He also made mention that his great grandfather won the first Spencer Evergreen track title 60 years ago.

Harry O’Neill of Mountaintop, PA earned a pair of divisional accomplishments. O’Neill gave an emotional acceptance speech for being the Strictly Stock and 6/8-Cylinder Enduro champion. O’Neill’s words were focused around the help that he received from his wife, Wendy, following a devastating motorcycle accident that nearly ended his life several years ago.

Don Rogers of Furlong, PA accepted his award for earning the crown in the Four Cylinder Evergreen Enduro Series, presented by Sponenberg’s Exhaust.

Many others were honored, including Stephanie Moyer, for being tied with Tom Casagrande for having the best overall finish in the Factory Stock division.

Kaden Ayres of Mountaintop, PA was recognized for being the Junior Four Cylinder “Front Runner” and Miss Evergreen’s (Emily Schadder, Angela Fisher and Mikayla Saccetti) were given awards for their help and dedication to the track throughout the season.

Sponsored by BRE Racing Tire, the “Rookie of the Year” honorees were: Gene Bowers (Modified), Brian Romig, Jr. (Late Model), Mike Pollack (Street Stock) and Shawn Kistler (Four Cylinder).

The “Most Improved Driver” awards went to: John Fortin, Jr. (Modified), Francis Gross III (Late Model) and Dan Pawlicki (Street Stock).

Himmer Graphics and Kyle Williams Photography presented the champions with additional plaques and BRE Racing Tire presented them with Hoosier Racing Tire jackets.

After announcing that he would not be returning to the speedway next season, Gene Ostrowski was recognized for the effort and dedication that put forth throughout the years.

Along with track announcer, Ted Grow, promoter Jason Makarewicz and Jeff Owler, the director of racing operations, gave a few closing words before music and dancing was provided by Richie Green.

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 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, Wheel’s Bar & Grill, CK Auto Service & Race Fab, Himmer Graphics, Evan’s Roadhouse, Bob’s Subs & Pizza, American Rental Equipment, Barbush Automotive, Valve Tech Sales, Penn’s Peak, Printers Edge &