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Big September Shows at Evergreen Raceway Lead up to “Slam the Stands”

By: Gene Ostrowski

September 4, 2017

Fall is in the air, which is a telltale sign that northeast short track racing is coming to a close for the 2017 season. On the flipside, it also means that many of the bigger shows are on tap to close out the season, including those at Evergreen Raceway, who will be hosting the American Rental Equipment Modified Series this Sunday.

If 16 or more Modifeds take the green flag, the event winner will pocket a cool $2,000. The Barbush Automotive Street Stocks, Evan’s Roadhouse Four Cylinder and Factory Stocks are also on the card. The 40-lap Four Cylinder feature will pay $450 to the winner and the 50-lap Factory Stock “Duct Tape 50” will be held in memory of Ed Makarewicz, Sr. There is also lap money on the line for the popular Factory Stock event. Adult grandstand admission for the show is just $15.

Also, the Modifieds and Factory Stock divisions will be out on the racing surface during intermission to meet and greet the fans for an afternoon autograph and camera session.

As part of the New York Street Stock Series,” Sleepy’s 75-lap Street Stock Shootout” will take place on Sunday, September 17.  The Four Cylinders, Legends and Bandoleros are also on the card. Due to the number of rainouts this season, especially for the Himmer Graphics Late Models, track management has added the division to the lineup with a points paying show on September 17. Adult grandstand admission is set at $12.

“Slam the Stands” is slated for Sunday, September 24. For just $5 adult grandstand admission, folks will be able to enjoy a jam packed afternoon of action. Race goers will also have the opportunity to receive autographs from their favorite drivers, who, as a part of fan appreciation day, will be out on the race track with their cars during intermission. Big wheel race for the kids will also take place during intermission. The Late Model, Street Stock, Four Cylinder and Strictly Stock division are on the card for the afternoon.

The pit gates will swing open for regular Sunday shows at 10:30 AM. Practice will kick off at 12:30 PM and racing will begin at 2 PM.  The grandstands will open at noon. Grandstand admission for each event is just $12. Pit admission is $35.

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 visitwww.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.

 

Matt Hirschman Remains Unbeaten at Evergreen Raceway

By: Gene Ostrowski

August 19, 2017

St. Johns, PA (8/19/2017)- It seems like it wouldn’t be a typical Friday night at Evergreen Raceway with the treat of rain. Luckily, storms blew through early enough in the day for the skies to clear and for the speedway’s racing program to click off without a drop of moisture for Fairway Motors Employee Appreciation Night.

When it was all said and done, Matt Hirschman of Northampton remained unbeaten in the American Rental Equipment Modified Series action, as he claimed his third win of the season and the $2,000 prize.

With $1,000 on the line for the winner of the Barbush Automotive Street Stock feature, it was bound to be a barnburner. Randy Schlenker of Whitehall edged Mike Pollock for the win and the cash.

Tom Casagrande of Drums held off Stephanie Moyer to claim the Factory Stock victory and even with a three wide pass for the lead, the Evan’s Roadhouse Four Cylinder feature went caution free and Harry O’Neill of Mountaintop took the win.

Following the qualifiers and a redraw, Earl Paules led the Modified field to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap main event. With three laps in the books, Paules held the point over Austin Kochenash, Roger Coss, Brian Sones and Zane Zeiner. The first of six quick yellow flags flew when Zeiner spun in turns three and four. The lap four incident slowed the show for a bit and when green flag racing resumed Kochenash took his turn at the race lead over Paules. Meanwhile, Matt Hirschman had worked his way into fourth from his ninth place starting position. With Kochenash still showing the way at the mid race point, Hirschman had already slipped into the second spot, followed by Coss, Brian DeFebo and Paules.

Hirschman took several looks at the leader and didn’t make a serious bid for the lead. That all changed 11 laps later when the yellow flag flew for a Bobby Jones spun on the backstretch. Two wide for the restart, Hirschman drag raced Kochenash and had him clear for the lead by the end of the backstretch.

With 10 laps to go, Hirschman continued to hold the point over Kochenash. John Fortin, Jr. had climbed into third, followed by Coss and Jon Mandato. From out of nowhere, Zeiner made the final laps full of excitement.

First he cracked the top five and then overtook Coss for fourth with eight to go. He slipped past Fortin for third on lap 44 and then by Kochenash on the following circuit. Zeiner ran out of time and Hirschman took his third straight Evergreen win of the season over Zeiner. Fortin, Kochenash and Coss crossed the strip to complete the top five. However, Fortin was penalized two positions for passing below the line in turns one and two.

Kochenash, Hirschman and DeFebo were heat race winners.

Thanks to Valley Screen Printers, Barbush Automotive and Pallet Liquidation, We talk Shirty and Himmer Graphics, the 50-lap Street Stock feature paid $1,000 for the victor. After 28 cars attempted to qualify, Scott Adams led the field to the drop of the green flag. He led the opening circuit over Frank Petroski, Rich Paciotti, Mikey Pollock and Bobby Kibler.

With action throughout the entire field and with Adams still showing the way, the caution waved when a big pileup occurred in turn one during a three wide corner entry attempt. It included Dan Pawlicki, Eric Kocher, Rick Reichenbach, Kibler, Joe Arena, Carl Altemose and Josh Shere. Most drivers were able to continue, with the exception of Arena of CT, who was visiting the track for the first time.

Green flag racing resumed and Adams continued to hold the lead. When halfway rolled around Paciotti continued to run second, followed by Randy Ahner, Jr, Randy Schlenker and TJ Gursky. The top five changed up a bit on lap 37 when Gursky and Paciotti tangled in turn four. The turn of events moved Schlenker up to second for the restart. When the green went back in the air Schlenker overtook Adams for the top spot. Four laps later Pollock moved by Adams for second. Pollock tried to keep the leader in his sights as the laps wound down. Even with a one lap shootout to the finish after the final caution, Pollock made one last attempt at the win but fell short by a half car length. Schlenker took the victory over Pollock, Adams, R. Ahner and Shayne Geist.

Heat race wins went to Adams, Petroski and Pollock. Pawlicki was the consi winner.

Shane Troutman led the   Four Cylinder field to the drop of the green flag in the 20-lap feature. He led the first circuit over TJ Kapish, Shawn Kistler, Corey Edelman and Austin Beers, With a lap in the books, Kapish moved to the front. He continued to hold the spot at halfway and Edelman made his way into second. Harry O’Neill joined the mix of action and made a three wide move stick on lap 16 to snag the lead. He remained out front over the closing laps to take the win in the caution free event over Edelman, Kapish, Kistler and Bob Azarowicz.

Brayden Spencer, Kapish and O’Neill were heat race winners.

The Factory Stocks were back in action for the first time this season. Tom Casagrande started from the pole in the 20-lap show and remained out front to take the checkers over Steph Moyer and Steve Heckman.

Evergreen Raceway will be back in action on the evening of Saturday, August 19 with the running of their “Summer Slam” Enduros, featuring 4-cylider, 6/8-cylinder and minivan Enduros, plus the Outlaw Stocks are on the card.

The pit gates will swing open for all of the series events at 5 PM. The drivers meeting will take place at 6 PM and the Outlaw Stocks will have practice at 6:15 PM. Racing will kick off at 7:00 PM.

The grandstands will open at 6 PM. Grandstand admission for each event is just $5. Pit admission is $25 and the transponder rental fee is $10.

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 visitwww.evergreenracewaypark.com and don’t forget to like their Facebook page as well.

Full Feature Rundowns

Modified (50-laps) 1. MATT HIRSCHMAN 2. Zane Zeiner 3. Austin Kochenash 4. Roger Coss 5. John Fortin, Jr 6. John Mandato 7. Jack Ely 8. Todd Baer 9. John Markovic 10. Mitch Dowd 11. Gene Bowers 12. Earl Paules 13. Blake Barney 14. Rusty Smith 15. Brian Sones 16. Alan Creveling 17.Paul Monkoski 18. Bobby Jones 19. Brian DeFebo

Street Stock (50-laps) 1. RANDY SCHLENKER 2. Mikey Pollock 3. Scott Adams 4. Randy Ahner Jr 5. John Fortin, Jr

Shayne Geist 6. Charlie Castiglione 7. TJ Gursky 8. Rick Reichenbach 9. Rich Paciotti 10. Stacy Brown 11. Josh Schere 12. Jillian Long 13. Todd Ahner 14. Frank Petroski, Jr 15. Bobby Kibler 16. Eric Kocher 17.Joe Arena 18. Dan Pawlicki 19. Carl Altemose 20. Josh Mooney DNQ: Cody Geist, Bobby Hunsicker, Brian Halecki, Cory Swartz, Paul Morgan Jr, Matt Wentz, Justin Morgan, Sam Danahar

Four Cylinder (20-laps) 1. HARRY O’NEILL 2. Corey Edelman 3. TJ Kapish 4. Shawn Kistler 5. Bob Azarowicz 6. Austin Beers 7. Brayden Spencer 8. Joe Barbush III 9. Kyle Krempasky 10. Jake Jones 11. Jon Ayre 12. Shane Troutman 13. Travis Solomon 14. Jay Kanor 15. Jay Skupski 16. Ray Kochin 17.Jeff Van Wickle 18. Zeb Farber 19. Frank Hughes

Factory Stock (20-laps) 1. TOM CASAGRANDE 2. Steph Moyer 3. Steve Heckman 4. Mark Slater 5. Frank Katona 6. Andrew Monkoski 7. Derek Berlitz

Evergreen Announces August 18 Mid Season Championship for American Rental Equipment Modified Series

By: Gene Ostrowski

August 7, 2017

St. Johns, PA (8/7/2017)- Following two rained out American Rental Equipment Modified Series events at Evergreen Raceway, the track is ready and set to make another go at their next Modified show, “Fairway Motors Night” is slated for Friday, August 18. 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, plus, being the mid season championship event, extra money has been added to the event purse and Modified drivers will be awarded double points for their efforts in the championship standings.

Northampton’s Matt Hirschman took the victory in both rounds of competition so far this season and should definitely be one of the drivers to beat in order to contend for the win. Many teams are excited about making their third Evergreen start of 2017, which 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. Based on the number of entries, and like previously held events, a redraw will take place during intermission. The adjusted Modified payout is listed at the bottom of this press release.

The Barbush Automotive Street Stocks will also be in action, along with the Evan’s Roadhouse Four Cylinders, the Wheel’s Bar & Grill Strictly Stocks and the Factory Stocks.

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 gates 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 visitwww.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.

 

Pos Prize
1 $2,000
2 $1,300
3 $1,000
4 $675
5 $575
6 $525
7 $500
8 $475
9 $450
10 $425
11 $400
12 $275
13 $250
14 $225
15 $200
16 $200
17 $175
18 $175
19 $175
20 $175