Evergreen’s Snowball Enduros Will Set the Tone for 2016

St. Johns, PA (1/3/2016)- When Jason Makarewicz took over the operations of Evergreen Raceway in St. Johns, PA he knew that the task ahead would be a huge undertaking. His hard work and dedication will finally pay off this Saturday when the 2016 season opener at the speedway gets underway. Advertised as the “Snowball 100s”, three winter Enduro divisions will take to the track for the first time in nearly two years.

“Nearly 80 cars are pre-registered for two divisions alone and many more are expected to register at the track on race day”, noted Makarewicz, who is a former Late Model competitor and Factory Stock team owner at the speedway.

“We have had so much support from many people over the last three months and I want to thank them all. The absolute best promotion for any race track is for the fans and drivers to help promote it as well. With this event, everyone stepped up, chipped in and helped spread the word. It means more than they will ever know.”

Two popular divisions are slated to take the first green flag on the afternoon of Saturday, January 9th– the 4-cylinders and 6/8-cylinders. Both will compete in 100-lap events and fight to the finish for the $500 prize. Due to the overwhelming support, a third division, ‘Open Competition’, has been added and depending on car count, those drivers will compete for a minimum of 50-laps.

Makarewicz admits that he’s nervous about the first race of the 2016 season, yet he’s excited as well.

“It’s less than a week away and I can’t eat or sleep. A successful start to the season really depends on this one show. I just pray that all of the drivers, fans and crew members have a great time and realize that this annual event is all about that- fun.”

Many businesses have jumped on board to help support the show as well, including CK Auto Service and Race Fab. They have agreed to pay the 6th through 10th place drivers in the four and six/eight cylinder divisions $25 each. They are also the victory lane sponsor for 2016.

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. Also, “Tito Juice” and Electric Frog Designs have come on board to supply the trophies and plaques for both divisions.

Everyone who plans to attend the Snowball 100s are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be donated to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

The concession stand will be open for business and both coffee and hot chocolate will be sold for only $1 per cup with FREE refills.

The pit gates will open before 11 AM. Pit admission is $25. The grandstands are slated to open at 12 noon and grandstand admission is just $5. Children 10 years of age and younger will be admitted for FREE.

The green flag is set to drop and the first 100-lap Enduro will take the green at 1 PM. For more information regarding Evergreen Raceway, please visit www.evergreenracewaypark.com. Please like their Facebook page as well.

Georgetown Speedway Gears Up For 2016 Season Opener Saturday, March 12

Historic Delaware Oval To Kick-Start Northeast Modified Season With Melvin L. Joseph Memorial Short Track Super Series Fueled By VP Event Paying $4,900 To Win, $490 To Start!

GEORGETOWN, DE – With 2016 ringing in, Georgetown Speedway is preparing to present the Northeast’s first major dirt-track Modified event of the New Year.

On Saturday, March 12, the historic half-mile will host the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial event, paying homage to the Delaware business icon who launched construction of the speedway in 1949. The program is headlined by a 49-lap feature for the big-block/small-block Modifieds of the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP.  A Sunday rain date of March 13 will be in effect.

Georgetown will open the STSS South Region championship battle of ’16 and will also conclude the series in late-summer with the traditional ‘Blast at the Beach’ special on Aug. 30.

In March, STSS Modifieds will race 49 laps for $4,900-plus to win and $490 just to take the green flag in honor of Joseph’s No. 49. Lap money, bonuses and other contingency awards will make the day’s event more lucrative for participants. A number of fan promotions are in the works as well.

“As we open a new chapter in Georgetown’s long history, we look back at the man responsible for constructing the speedway,” Georgetown promoter Brett Deyo said. “Few people have contributed as much to racing in Delaware as Melvin Joseph and we are pleased his family gave us the approval to celebrate his accomplishments.”

Preceding the Saturday, March 12 program at Georgetown is an open practice set for Friday night, March 11. Competitors are urged to test and tune on Friday night in preparation for Saturday’s opener.

Lap sponsorships ($20 per lap), bonus award and other marketing opportunities for the Melvin L. Joseph Memorial are available now. Contact Brett Deyo at 845.728.2781 or e-mail georgetownspeedway@gmail.com to learn more about involvement in the event.

The most recent STSS event at Georgetown took place on Sept. 1, 2015 with local standout Jordan Watson of Milford, Del., besting an all-star ‘Blast at the Beach’ field that included drivers from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.

Crate 602 Sportsman will be featured in the afternoon’s program with qualifying and a 20-lap feature paying $1,000 to win, in addition to the Little Lincoln, Delmarva Chargers and Southern Delaware Vintage Racing Club with feature-only events.

The Melvin L. Joseph Memorial will mark the first event under the new BD Motorsports Media LLC management team at Georgetown. Previously, Deyo and driver/racing businessman Eric Kormann leased the speedway for the pair of ‘Blast at the Beach’ events run during the last two summers. A limited schedule of exciting, special events is set for the ’16 campaign at Georgetown.

A number of ongoing clean-up and restoration projects at the speedway should provide a more fan- and racer-friendly experience.

The STSS South Region boasts an exciting seven-race schedule for ’16 with the aforementioned two stops at Georgetown (March 12 and Aug. 30), and events at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway April 17, Big Diamond Speedway in Minersville, Pa. (May 10), New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway (June 14) and Susquehanna Speedway Park in Newberrytown, Pa. (July 31).

For further information on the Short Track Super Series, visit www.shorttracksuperseries.com, e-mail bdmotorsportsmedia@gmail.com, call 845.728.2781, like Short Track Super Series on Facebook or follow @ShortTrackSS on Twitter.

Georgetown Speedway, originally constructed by Melvin L. Joseph in 1950, is located at the intersection of Route 113 and Speedway Road in Georgetown, Del., just miles from the Delaware beaches and less than a 40-minute drive from Ocean City, Md.

A new website for the speedway is at www.thegeorgetownspeedway.com. Visit Georgetown Speedway on Facebook, e-mail georgetownspeedway@gmail.com or contact Brett Deyo at 845.728.2781 during business hours for more information.

 

2016 Tri-Track Open Modified Series Registration is Now Open.

Happy New Year!!! Today James Schaefer announced that pre-registration for the 2016 NorthEast Race Cars Tri Track Open Modified Series season is officially open. To register for all five races and be eligible for the Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists Point Fund, you should send check for $450 to LIMM Inc. and mail your check to James at 545 Sweezy Ave. Riverhead, NY 11901. Pre-registration will also make you eligible for any bonus money that we are able to give out ( and they gave out a lot of bonus money in 2015!!!) New this year, will also be a reduction in cost of tire money if you are pre-registered. Last year, thanks to all who were involved, we were able to pay out over $280,000 for our five races. Deadline for pre-entry is Feb. 29. Any questions, contact James via Facebook or email him at js8x@aol.com.

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