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Matt Hirschman Wins Big Money at Evergreen Raceway

By: Gene Ostrowski

June 25, 2017

St. Johns, PA (6/25/2017)- Following a rain delay on Sunday at Evergreen Raceway, Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA started from the ninth spot in the 50-lap American Equipment Rental Modified Series event. The seasoned veteran remained smooth and consistent throughout the show and then with 14 laps remaining, took the lead from Bobby Jones. It was his second $2,000 Evergreen payday in as many starts at the track this season. TJ Gursky of Lehighton, PA worked by Rich Paciotti just past the halfway point of the Barbush Automotive Street Stock feature to score his first win of the season and Ron Heeter overtook Scott Adams with ten laps remaining to take the Evan’s Roadhouse Four Cylinder Feature win. In his first career start, Carter Smith was the Wheels Bar & Grill Junior Four Cylinder victor.

Following heat races and then a redraw, Brian Sones led the Modified field to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap main event. He was overtaken by Brian DeFebo and Bobby Jones before a lap was scored and then settled into the third spot.

DeFebo continued to lead following a handful of quick caution periods early on and Jones remained in tow. With three laps complete, Matt Hirschman, who had started ninth, cracked the top five.

Meanwhile, Roger Coss had climbed into the second spot.   With seven laps complete, Jones retook second and while fighting a very loose car, tried to reel in the leader. With 16 laps complete, DeFebo continued to show the way over Jones, Hirschman, Coss and Blake Barney.   Following a quick lap 16 yellow flag, Jones jumped into the race lead and Coss followed through for second shortly after. The top two remained the same until lap 30 when Hirschman bided his time and worked by Coss.

Six laps later he overtook Jones before going the distance for his second Evergreen win of the season.   Coss crossed the strip in second, followed by Barney, Jones and John Fortin, Jr. However, Jones and Fortin were credited with third and fourth respectively after Barney was penalized two positions for need heeding the race director over the radio in that latter part of the show.   Paul Frantz, Barney and Fortin were heat race winners.

From the pole, Rich Paciotti led the Street Stock field to the drop of the green flag in the 30-lap feature. However, he was overtaken by Randy Schlenker, who went on to lead the first lap. Josh Mooney held second, followed by TJ Gursky, Paciotti and Todd Ahner.   With a flat right front tire, Schlenker slowed on the speedway on lap 14. He headed into the pits shortly after and Paciotti, who was in second at the time, moved to the race lead.   Gursky lined up in the second spot for a lap 16 restart. After battling side by side with Paciotti, he grabbed the top spot. The crafty veteran went on to take his first win of the season over Paciotti and Ahner. Schlenker rebounded to finish fourth, followed by Mooney.   Paciotti and Schlenker were heat race winners.

Scott Adams started on the pole position in the 20-lap Four Cylinder feature. He led the opening lap over Austin Beers, Cody Geist, Ron Heeter and Kyle Krempasky.   Following a pair of lap eight yellow flags, Heeter, who had been riding in second, made a move on Adams stick and he took the lead. Meanwhile, Spencer moved into third and got past Adams for second on lap 13.   Heeter held the lead to the finish and was able to pull of the victory over Spencer, Adams, Krempasky and Cody Geist.   Adams, Beers and Geist were heat race winners.

It’s been since the 2005 season when Evergreen last raced on Friday nights. That has changed for this season and beginning this Friday, June 30, the speedway is hosting the majority of their summer events under the lights on Friday nights.   A cone race format will set the stage for the Himmer Graphics Late Model, Barbush Automotive Street Stocks, Evan’s Roadhouse Four Cylinder and Wheel’s Bar & Grill Junior Four Cylinder on Friday, June 30.

Grandstand admission for the event is just $8. Children 12 years of age and younger are admitted for free with a paying adult.   The pit gate will swing open at 5:30 PM and the pit entrance fee is $35. Practice will kick off at 6:30 PM and heat races will begin at 8 PM. The grandstand gates will open at 6 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.

Modified (50-laps) 1. MATT HIRSCHMAN 2. Roger Coss 3. Bobby Jones 4. John Fortin, Jr 5. Blake Barney 6. Brian DeFebo 7. Gene Bowers 8. Mitch Dowd 9. Eric Lane 10. Tommy Wanick III 11. Paul Frantz 12. Chris Ridsdale 13. Brian Sones 14. Calvin Caroll 15. Alan Creveling 16. Joe King, Jr 17. Paul Monkoski DQ: John Markovic

Street Stock (30-laps) 1. TJ GURSKY 2. Rich Paciotti 3. Todd Ahner 4. Randy Schlenker 5. Josh Mooney 6. Mike Pollock 7. Shayne Geist 8. Bob Kibler 9. Brian Halecki 10. Dan Pawlicki 11. Cory Swartz 12. Joe Mooney

Four Cylinder (20-laps) 1. RON HEETER 2. Brayden Spencer 3. Scott Adams 4. Kyle Krempasky 5. Cody Geist 6. Austin Beers 7. Frank Hughes 8. Danny Cascioli 9. Shawn Kistler 10. Shane Troutman 11. Josh Oswald 12. Jay Kanor 13. Carl Smith 14. Chris Trumbauer 15. Carl Smith 16. Chris Trumbauer DQ: Mark Schwalm DQ: Carl Altemose

 

Evergreen Opens Pre Registration for “Independence” Enduros

By: Gene Ostrowski

June 18, 2017

St. Johns, PA (6/18/2017) Evergreen Raceway is happy to announce that pre registration is open for their third regular season Evergreen Enduro Series event, presented by Sponenberg’s Exhaust. The popular series features bone stock Enduro racing for both the Four Cylinder and 6/8-Cylinder divisions and this event is on tap for an event under the lights on Saturday, July 8. The Bob’s Subs & Pizza Outlaw Stocks are also on the card, along with the Atlantic Coast Old Timers.

Points are awarded for the shows and the series points are currently up to date on the speedway website.

The Enduro events will take place, rain or shine and the Outlaw Stock and old timers portion of the event will be rescheduled if the weather does not cooperate for their portion of the show. The Enduro portion of the event will only be postponed if the weather simply too miserable on race day.

Enduro drivers can save $10 by pre-registering. The pre-registration fee is $40 per event. If drivers are not pre-registered on race day, the fee to compete is $50. Pre registration is non-refundable if a driver pre registers and is unable to make the event. Enduro pre registration will only be refunded if the speedway postpones the event.

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 speedway had implemented a new rule, which will take effect for the Independence Enduro event. The winner of the previously held show will start from dead last, regardless if he or she is pre-registered or not.

Outlaw Stock drivers will pull pills for heat race starting positions and they will start straight up for the 30-lap feature.

The pit gates will swing open for all of the series events at 4 PM. The drivers meeting will take place at 5 PM and the Outlaw Stocks will have practice at 5:15 PM. Racing will kick off at 6:00 PM. The grandstands will open at 5 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 listed at EvergreenRacewayPark.com. The deadline for pre-registration is Thursday, July 6.

The Outlaw Stock purse is prorated (plus sponsorship money), based on the number of cars. Outlaw Stock tech inspection will be handled by Modified driver, Paul Frantz.

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, 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 & RockAuto.com.

Weather Forecast Forces Evergreen to Postpone Tour Modified Event

By: Gene Ostrowski

June 17, 2017

St. Johns, PA (6/17/2017)- With storms forecasted for Sunday, June 18, Evergreen Raceway has decided to postpone their American Rental Equipment Modified Series Event. Instead of taking a chance on the weather, the show will be moved in its entirety to next Sunday, June 25.   The Tour Type Modifieds will hit the track for heat race action and a 50-lap Main event that will pay $2,000 to the winner. The track’s handicapping system will be in effect from the event through the end of the season. The show will pay $2,000 and $175 to start, if 16 or more cars take the green flag.    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).   The top 15 drivers will qualify for the 50-lap main event through heat races and if needed, 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 also be in action, along with the Evan’s Roadhouse Four Cylinders and Wheel’s Bar & Grill Junior Four Cylinders.   As a special Father’s Day gift, any dad that brings his child, or children to the racetrack will receive a voucher that will be good for half price adult admission for any regular show.   Grandstand admission for the 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 noon.

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.