By: Gene Ostrowski
February 28, 2016
St. Johns, PA (2/28/2016)- The folks at Evergreen Raceway in St. Johns, PA has been busy during the off season and with March coming in a hurry, they’re ready and set to make the 2016 season a go with a couple of much anticipated shows during the month of March.
The second Enduro event of the season, call ‘March Enduro Madness’ will kick off on Saturday, March 12 at 1 PM. Already, there are over 70 pre-registered Four Cylinders alone and with the popularity of the divisions, that number continues to grow.
Giving back to the community is what local business is all about and with that said, drivers, crewmembers and fans are asked to bring a dog or cat food item, which will be donated to a local no kill animal shelter.
Several businesses have stepped up to help out along the way as well and a few special incentives are on the line for some divisions.
Thanks to their support, not only will the top five finishers in each division receive money, but 6th through 15th in the 4-cylinder and 6/8-cylinder Enduro classes will each receive $25, which is courtesy of CK Auto Service & Race Fab, Racers Roundtable and Evergreen Raceway.
Motorsport Video Production is offering a $50 CASH prize to the driver of the car with the coolest paint scheme in the 100s. This will be one overall prize (4-cyl. & 6/8-cyl. Mixed) and not one prize for each division.
In memory of former Factory Stock champion, Mike Moyer, Jr, who passed away four years ago, the Moyer family has decided to add something special to the payout in his honor. For the 4-Cylinder and 6/8-cylinder Enduros, $25 will be given to the seventh place driver on lap number seven. In addition, $50 will be given to the seventh place finishers in each of those two classes.
As Four Cylinder drivers sign in at the office, they will be asked if they will have a passenger riding with them or not. The reason for that is that Himmer Graphics will be giving away a $100 cash prize to the highest finisher with a human passenger.
The track is offering a $10 discount for pre-registration for the Enduro. The pre-registration form is on the speedway website and must be mailed in, along with the $40 pre-registration fee. Drivers may also register at the track the day of the event for $50. The transponder rental fee is $10 and pit admission is set at $25. The pit gates will swing open at 9:00 AM.
The grandstands are slated to open at 12 noon on March 12 and grandstand admission is just $5. Children 10 years of age and younger will be admitted for FREE.
The second growing event for March is slated for Sunday, March 20. The track will host a non-track points pre-season event for their regular Four Cylinder, INEX Legends and INEX Bandolero divisions. The INEX Legends and Bandoleros will receive INEX points and if 30 or more INEX Legends take the green flag for the feature, the winner will receive an impressive $500 for the victory. The extra incentive was added to the winner’s payout by track manager, Jason Makarewicz and Co-Announcer, Ted Grow.
Both, the Four Cylinders and INEX Legends drivers will draw for starting positions in an eight lap heat race, their heat race finish, mixed with a redraw will determine the starting lineup for their 30-lap main event. The number of feature laps for the INEX Bandoleros will be decided on race day, based on car count.
Pit admission is set at $35 per person for the ‘Four-Banger Sunday’ show on March 20th and grandstand admission will be $7. Kids 10 years of age and younger are always admitted for free and there is a $2 discount for veterans, handicapped and active military members.
There is no driver registration fee to compete, as the pit admission fee covers that. The speedway utilizes a Westhold scoring system. If needed, scoring transponders will be available for rental for the cost of $10.
With the exception of the top prize for the INEX Legends, the divisions racing on March 20th will be paid based on the pay scales listed on the track website. The INEX Bandolero will receive a trophy.
The pit gates on Sunday, March 20 will open at 10:30 AM and practice will start at 12:30 PM. The grandstands will be open at 12:30 PM and heat races will kick off at 2 PM.
The speedway is seeking billboard and divisional sponsors for the entire season. If interested, please visit www.evergreenracewaypark.com for contact information. Please like their Facebook page as well.