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Evergreen Raceway 9/15/18

40 lap 4 cylinder race ends with Barbush III leading the field to the checkered flag; Wozniak returns to victory lane in the second annual New York Super Stocks Sleepy’s Street Stock Shootout.

At the start of the day, the skies had been overcast; the air was warm and humid. If your like me, you are a little gun shy when it comes to the weather and how often it has ruined our summer plans to race our hearts out. Luckily, the weather cleared out and we had sunny skies with the occasional overcast clouds in sight for the entire day.

Joe Barbush III. would take the lead early on and maintain the top spot all the way to the lap that counts, number 40. This would mark Joe Jr’s second win of the season with running a limited racing schedule. Joe is sponsored by Barbush Auto Sales, Electric Frog, and his families love and support for racing.

Even with this shortened season due to so many rainouts, our four cylinder division has always been full of new and experienced talent that has never left us without having a great and exciting race. One car that seems to always be in the front is our 2018 4 cylinder track Champion Harry O’Neil  who clinched his championship at the end of this race. Harry is sponsored by Tito Juice among others. He will only need to show up at King of The Green, turn a green lap, and pass tech to collect his points and he will be the Champion.

The 75 lap NYSS Sleepy’s Street Stock Shoot out was also full of excitement. A majority of these drivers traveled from many different area of the North Eastern US but it would be the driver with the 20 minute drive who would take home the top prize of $1500. Brian Wozniack would make a last lap pass to obtain the top spot. He also had to work his way up through the field a second time after an early race pit to fix lose sheet metal. Evergreen would like to thank the New York Super Stock’s for once again coming to the track and providing an excellent show. We also would like to thank all the drivers and teams for making the trip to the track which is the most southern race for the year on their schedule.

4 cyl finish

Joe Barbush III, TJ Kapish, Harry O’Neill, Jay Kanor, Jimmy Ayre, Josh Oswald, Rebecca Barbush, Zeb Farber, Lee Glowatch, Bo Doknovitch, Steve Kreitzer.

NYSS finish

Brian Wozniak, Mike Pollack, Robert Fink, Zack Willis, Joel Gleason, Nate Peckham, Brian Halecki, Frank Petroski, John Bennett, Shaun Frarey, Scott Adams, Jason Dinzler, Bill Frisbie Jr, Amber Vanorden, Nick Robinson, Aaron Higgins, Ron Underwood, Jum Lamoreaux, Jim Halt, Zak Petrie, Scott Dinzler, Matt Larriuee.

Evergreen Raceway is proud to be associated with Fairway Chevrolet, American Rental Equipment, Wanick Construction, Franzosa Trucking, Sponenberg’s Exhaust, Harry’s U-Pull It, Barbush Auto Sales, S&D Bodyline, CK Auto Service and Race Fab, Rock Auto, Electric Frog Designs and Evans Roadhouse, Himmer Graphics, Scott Adams Designs, and Steamtown Crossfit, Sonny’s Landscaping and Morans Funeral Home

As always you can visit us on online at www.evergreenracewaypark.com. Facebook at Evergreen Raceway and on twitter @EvergreenRacePa

Evergreen Raceway prepares for the 2018 King of The Green event slated for October 5th, 6th, 7th.

Year three at Evergreen Raceway under the current management has proven to be a frustrating one. After multiple rainouts, racers and fans alike have spent an abundant amount of time idle, just waiting for the racing God’s to allow the fierce competitors to hit the track and give the fans some excitement. “The weather has effected every track in the area and we just can’t catch a break” says Promotor Jason Makarewicz. Makarewicz guarantee’s us that he remains focused and committed to making year three even better than the last.

There are great things in the works for King of The Green. We have an unprecedented $5000 added to the modified purse through a sponsorship from Franzosa Trucking and Wanick Construction. This has allowed us to commit $500 to take the green flag with a full field of ground pounding Modifieds. 22 Modifieds will start the race that day. 20 cars will qualify through the day with an additional two spots for sponsor Provisionals. All other divisions will also see an increase in payouts with full fields. It doesn’t stop there. Race Director Jeff Owler has committed $100 to the best victory lane celebration of each day (after declared safe).

In an effort to keep the cost down for both Tour Type Modified competitors, a six tire rule will be in effect for the weekend, meaning that the Tour Type Modified driver must qualify and race in the feature on the same set of Hoosier track tires (four tire minimum). Drivers will be allowed to change a maximum of two tires during the 150 lap Tour Type Modified main event sponsored by Franzosa Trucking and Wanick Construciton. Specifics too the procedure of the race will be released as we get closer to the event.

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 (20 plus 2 sponsor provisionals for the Tour Modifieds), 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 September 30, 2018. If received afterward, the full registration fee must be paid.

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.

The weekend will start off with open practice on Friday October 5th.

-The Pit gates will open at 12:00pm. $20 per person.

-Practice will be 2:00pm till 9:00pm

-The grandstands will be free for the fans to come and watch.

-The Kitchen will be open.

Saturday October 6th will start our racing for the weekend. The divisions will include, Street Stock, Late Model, and Evergreen Modifieds.

-Pits Open at 8:00am $50 per person.

-Grandstands open at 10:00am. The price for admission will be $20.

-Practice will start at 10:00am till two rounds are completed.

-Racing starts at 12:00pm.

Sunday October 7th will round out the weekend of events with the 4 cylinders, Factory Stocks, and Tour Type Modifieds.

-Pits open at 10:00am. $50 per person.

-Grandstands open at 12:30pm. Admission of $25 per person.

-Practice will start at 12:30pm as well. Two rounds of practice.

-Racing starts at 2:00pm.

**Note. Pit stalls sales for the 2018 season are not applicable for King of The Green weekend. What this means is, there is no guarantee you will have your spot. Parking is a first come first serve format with modified row reserved for Late Model and Evergreen Modifieds on Saturday and Tour type Modifieds on Sunday.**

**NO free passes will be accepted**

Registration is as follows. KOTG Registration can be sent in the mail, handed in at the office, or dropped off at the track (when possible). The mailing address is 49 Charlwood Dr. Freeland, PA 18224.

Evergreen Raceway is proud to be associated with Fairway Chevrolet, American Rental Equipment, Wanick Construction, Franzosa Trucking, Sponenberg’s Exhaust, Harry’s U-Pull It, Barbush Auto Sales, S&D Bodyline, CK Auto Service and Race Fab, Rock Auto, Electric Frog Designs and Evans Roadhouse, Himmer Graphics, Scott Adams Designs, and Steamtown Crossfit, Sonny’s Landscaping and Morans Funeral Home

Defebo Hirschman Split Twin 25’s. DeFebo Overall Winner. Pollack Grabs first of the season, Ayre Sr Wins his 2nd.

Brian DeFebo and Matt Hirschman have resumes that are easily a mile long when it comes to pavement modified racing and on Friday night they both showed why they are two of the best in the business.

DeFebo would lead from flag to flag in race number one battling with Bobby Jones, Roger Coss and ROC star Andy Jankowiak who made his first ever start at Evergreen Raceway. Hirschman would have to start 12th by virtue of his previous race win and would end up finishing in the 5th position. DeFebo would pull an invert of 12 to start race number two.

James Pritchard and Lou Strohl would lead the field to the drop of the green flag in race number 2, Pritchard and Strohl would battle side by side for several laps before the first caution of the event would fly. Hirschman who would start 8th had worked his way up to 4th by the time the first caution flag flew. Hirschman would work around Todd Baer, Pritchard and Roger Coss to win his 2nd of the season and ninth in thirteen races at Evergreen Raceway.

John Ayre Sr was able to walk away from the 4 cylinder field to pick up his 2nd win of the season over Harry O’Neill who started 12th due to his most recent win. Mark Spencer, Jay Kanor and TJ Kapish would complete the top 5.

Mike Pollack would use a mid-race pass on the outside to drive around Eric Kocher to win his first race of the season in a caution free event. Brown, Ahner, Pawlicki would complete the top 5. Point leader Paciotti would finish 6th.

Results

4 Cylinders (25) Heat Race Winners O’Neill, Jimmy Ayre Feature; 1. John Ayre 2. Harry O’Neill 3. Mark Spencer 4. Jay Kanor 5. TJ Kapish 6. Rebecca Barbush 7. Joe Barbush III 8. Jimmy Ayre 9. Bob Doknovitch 10. Ryan Burkett 11. Kaden Ayre 12. Ray Kochin 13. Steve Kreitzer 14. Josh Oswald 15. Zeb Farber 16. Bob Azarowicz DNS Beau Drobot

Street Stocks (30) Heat Race Winner: Brown Feature; 1. Mike Pollack 2. Eric Kocher 3. Broc Brown 4. Todd Ahner 5. Dan Pawlicki 6. Rich Paciotti 7. Jason Harman 8. Frank Petroski DNF Brian Halecki, Brayden Spencer

Modifieds Twin 25’s: Heat Race Winners: Brian Defebo, Scott Adams.

Race 1; 1. Brian DeFebo 2. Bobby Jones 3. Roger Coss 4. Andy Jankowiak 5. Matt Hirschman 6. Scott Adams 7. Mitchell Dowd 8. John Markovic 9. Todd Baer 10. John Mandato 11. Lou Strohl 12. James Pritchard 13. Wayne Szerencits 14. Tommy Wanick III 15. Buddy Miller 16. Chris Risdale 17. Earl Paules 18. Brandon Oltra

Race 2 1. Hirschman 2. Baer 3. Pritchard 4. Coss 5. DeFebo 6. Jankowiak 7. Adams 8. Mandato 9. Szcerncsits 10. Strohl 11. Wanick 12. Jones 13. Miller DNF Markovic, Dowd, Ridsdale DNS Paules, Oltra

 

Evergreen Raceway is proud to be associated with Fairway Chevrolet, American Rental Equipment, Wanick Construction, Franzosa Trucking, Sponenberg’s Exhaust, Harry’s U-Pull It, Barbush Auto Sales, S&D Bodyline, CK Auto Service and Race Fab, Rock Auto, Electric Frog Designs and Evans Roadhouse, Himmer Graphics, Scott Adams Designs, and Steamtown Crossfit, Sonny’s Landscaping and Morans Funeral Home

 

As always you can visit us on online at www.evergreenracewaypark.com. Facebook at Evergreen Raceway and on twitter @EvergreenRacePa