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Zeiner Cashes In at Plum Air Allstar 100

Helberg Wins after Factory Stock post-race inspection, O’Neill Wins by inches, and Paciotti Cruises to Opening Day Win.

The main event for the day was the much-anticipated Plum Air Allstar 100. Zeiner was on a mission Sunday afternoon.

After a quick two Factory Stock heats, the Late Model time trials were the first order of business for the day and going out fourth in line, it looked as though Zeiner had pulled a bad pill draw, but Zeiner ended up with a qualifying lap of 14.181, which was the fastest lap for the entire field. Kyle Harvell, Steve Shultz, Luke Hinkley, and Jerick Johnson completed the top five qualifying Late Models for the Plum Air Allstar 100.

Zeiner would bring the field to the green flag. Four laps would be scored before the first yellow flag of the day flew for the 99 driven by Nick Ross whose day would end early for a fluid leak.

Green flag racing resumed once again with Zeiner in the lead, over Shultz and Harvell. On lap number 7 things got a little hairy over in turn 4 as Paul Koehler Jr, George Ramos III, and Frank Hughes would be collected in a minor fender bender. During the 3-lap green flag run, Hinkley had worked his way into the 2nd spot around Shultz.

After working the outside, set his sights on Zeiner. The lap 7 restart saw Zeiner, Hinkley, Shultz, Johnson and Bob Weber in the top 5. The laps begin to click off quickly as everyone got the opening day jitters out and a staggering 46 laps of clean green flag racing followed. After the green flag was out again, the laps continued to click off. Things began to heat up but Zeiner would still hold the lead over Shultz however, Johnson would begin his march for the leaders over Weber and Travis Fisher.

Just 3 laps later the 3rd caution of the event flew for Mitch Hawk and Todd Cooper who both spun in turn 2 which lead to the lengthiest caution of the afternoon coming on lap 58. That quick of a caution while coming to a restart also took out Chola Shay, Larry Fisher, Austin Kochenash and Bob Weber. Mitch Hawk and Broc Brown were also collected but ended up returning to the speedway.

As the laps began to click off Mike Sweeney who started in the 12th spot would crack the top 5 with about 40 to go. Zeiner would cruise to victory over Sweeney, Shultz, Brown and Mike Parks.

A two-hundred-dollar fast timer award went to Zane Zeiner as well courtesy of victory lane sponsor CK Auto Service and Race Fab. Todd Cooper who started 23rd and ended up finishing 11th won the 200-dollar Cascioli Towing and Ridgeline Roofing Hard Charger award, along with the fans choice to make the starting lineup in the feature.

Joey Helberg who has plans to run the entire 2018 Factory Stock season at Evergreen Raceway looked strong all day, in his number 72 factory stock.

Rookie of the year contender Derek Berlitz would lead the field to the green flag for their first feature event of the season with Casagrande and Helberg in tow. On lap number 2 Casagrande would move around Berlitz but the move was later determined to be illegal by track officials as Casagrande passed below the lines in turns 1 and 2. Casagrande was penalized 2 positions and restarted 3rd.

3 laps later Berlitz would spin and Casagrande would be moved to 3rd for the restart. Casagrande would cruise to the stripe first over Helberg, Stephanie Moyer, Berlitz and Mark Tyson. Casagrande would later be disqualified in post-race inspection handing the win to Helberg. Heat race winners were Casagrande and Helberg.

When Harry O’Neill hits the track anywhere you know there is about to be a thrilling show for the fans and that held true when O’Neill would squeeze out his first win in the 2018 season over Joey Barbush at a margin of less than 0.023 seconds. O’Neill did not have it easy however as he started up front he was involved in a mid-race incident involving Rebecca Barbush which put him to the back of the field. He would have to come from the back but with one lap remaining, he would work the outside of Barbush for win number 1 of the season. O’Neill, Beau Drobot and Jimmy Ayre would collect heat race wins.

The final event of the afternoon would be a 40-lap street stock feature. For the next 15 laps positions 4 through 8 where hotly contested as Mike Pollack, Broc Brown, Jon Moser and defending champion Randy Schlenker would race, side by side for 10 laps. Paciotti would cruise to the victory over Todd Ahner, Schlenker, Moser and Pollack.

Evergreen staff would like to thank all our sponsors for their help with the 2018 season. Fairway Chevrolet, Harry’s U-Pull It, American Rental Equipment, Sponenbergs Exhaust, Barbush Auto Sales, S&D Body Line, CK Auto Service and Race Fab, Rock Auto and Evan’s Roadhouse.

. We also want to thank Plum Air for their sponsorship of this fantastic season opener event. We also want to recognize Franzosa Trucking, Wanick Construction, Paul’s Towing, and Wreck Transport for their assistance.

Late Models: 1. Zeiner 2. Sweeney 3. Shultz 4. Brown 5. Parks 6. Hinkley 7. Kyle Harvell 8. Travis Fisher 9. Francis Gross III 10. Mitch Hawk 11. Todd Cooper 12. Frank Hughes 13. Bob Weber 14. Jerick Johnson 15. Paul Koehler Jr. 16. Chola Shay 17. Larry Fisher 18. Austin Kochenash 19. Lorin Arthofer 20. Danny Cascioli 21. George Ramos III 22. Nick Ross 23. Jarrod Hayes DNQ Brian Romig Jr, Rob Kutz

Factory Stocks: 1. Helberg 2. Moyer 3. Berlitz 4. Tyson 5. Chris Trumbauer 6. Catherine Strawser 7. Bryan Oshea. DQ Tom Casagrande

4 Cylinders: 1. Harry O’Neill 2. Joey Barbush 3. Bob Azarowicz 4. Beau Drobot 5. Rebecca Barbush 6. Ray Kochin 7. Pete Maier 8. Jimmy Ayre 9. Sam Danaher 10. Shawn Kistler 11. Rich Mutarelli 12. Don Rogers 13. Bob Doknovith 14. Zeb Farber

Street Stocks: 1. Richard Paciotti 2. Todd Ahner 3. Randy Schlenker 4. Moser 5. Pollack 6. Dan Pawlicki 7. Aaron Kromer 8. Brian Halecki 9. Kevin Makarewicz 10. Broc Brown 11. Frank Petroski 12. Brian Sones 13. Scott Adams 14. Jim Yamelski

Biggest paying late model race in history at Evergreen Raceway Drums Pa

Opening day announced which will include a staggering $3500 to win $300 to take the green, Late Model race sponsored by Pum-Air Inc.
As Evergreen Raceway prepares for its third season under the management of Jason Makarewicz, a lot of things have yet to be figured out but one thing is certain. Plum-Air has come on board as a sponsor for the first race of the year which is being called “The Plum-Air Allstar 100”.
Plum-Air, Inc. is a full service contractor celebrating more than 20 years of excellence in Hazleton and the surrounding areas. Their company has extensive experience, along with a strong reputation for complete attention to detail and well thought out designs to meet every customer’s needs. Some of the services offered include tenant improvement, energy management, wireless communication, zoning, duct replacement and of course, repair and replacement of all heating and air conditioning systems. With offices in Hazle Twp and Shavertown, they are a well-known provider of quality heating and cooling needs. Their name is commonly seen at our track and others throughout the Commonwealth through sponsoring Travis Fisher’s #8 Late Model.
While the remainder of the schedule is yet to be released, opening day will be April 15th 2018 (rain date April 22nd, 2018). April 1st and 8th will be open practice for all divisions. Divisions also on hand on the 15th will be the 4 Cylinder division and Street Stocks. Again, a full detailed press release will be posted over the next month with a full schedule and updated rules to accompany.
For the Late Models, this event will have a registration process with a format similar to King of The Green.
Preregistration $50 (deadline is April 8th)
Day of Registration $70
**All preregistration should be mailed to Evergreen Raceway 49 Charlwood Dr Freeland, PA 18224**
Tire Rule:
Driver must use the same tires for the time trials and feature. If a driver fails to qualify for the feature through time trials, they may change tires for the consi. However, they MUST put their Time Trial race tires back on for the feature.
Tires must be purchased at the track and are Hoosier F40 and F48.

Evergreen Raceway Honors 2017 Track Champions

By: Gene OstrowskiNovember 19, 2017

Drums, PA (11/19/2017)- The second annual Evergreen Raceway Awards Ceremony was held Saturday evening at Carmen’s Country Inn in Drums, PA. Over 180 racers, family, friends and fans came out to enjoy an evening of celebration together after a successful 2017 season at the speedway. Track champions were honored, along with those who were in the running for the points title all season long.

Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA claimed his second straight American Equipment Modified Series title. Hirschman, who was not present because he was racing in Myrtle Beach, scored all but one win in the division this season. His father, Tony accepted the award on his son’s behalf. He thanked everyone that had helped them claim the title, including car owner, Bob Horn, who has fallen ill this season.

Francis Gross III of Allentown, PA accepted the trophy and paycheck for earning his first ever Himmer Graphics Late Model crown. Winless in the division for almost 20 years, Gross not only visited victory lane this season, but also held bested former division champion, Steve Shultz to take top honors.

After dominating the season in the Barbush Automotive Street Stock division, Randy Schlenker of Whitehall, PA earned his second divisional championship. He thanked all of his family, crew and sponsors for their hard work and support throughout the entire year.

Thirteen year old Brayden Spencer of Shickshinny, PA earned his first Evergreen championship in the Evans’ Roadhouse Four Cylinder division. Spencer thanked all of his family and additional supporters. He also made mention that his great grandfather won the first Spencer Evergreen track title 60 years ago.

Harry O’Neill of Mountaintop, PA earned a pair of divisional accomplishments. O’Neill gave an emotional acceptance speech for being the Strictly Stock and 6/8-Cylinder Enduro champion. O’Neill’s words were focused around the help that he received from his wife, Wendy, following a devastating motorcycle accident that nearly ended his life several years ago.

Don Rogers of Furlong, PA accepted his award for earning the crown in the Four Cylinder Evergreen Enduro Series, presented by Sponenberg’s Exhaust.

Many others were honored, including Stephanie Moyer, for being tied with Tom Casagrande for having the best overall finish in the Factory Stock division.

Kaden Ayres of Mountaintop, PA was recognized for being the Junior Four Cylinder “Front Runner” and Miss Evergreen’s (Emily Schadder, Angela Fisher and Mikayla Saccetti) were given awards for their help and dedication to the track throughout the season.

Sponsored by BRE Racing Tire, the “Rookie of the Year” honorees were: Gene Bowers (Modified), Brian Romig, Jr. (Late Model), Mike Pollack (Street Stock) and Shawn Kistler (Four Cylinder).

The “Most Improved Driver” awards went to: John Fortin, Jr. (Modified), Francis Gross III (Late Model) and Dan Pawlicki (Street Stock).

Himmer Graphics and Kyle Williams Photography presented the champions with additional plaques and BRE Racing Tire presented them with Hoosier Racing Tire jackets.

After announcing that he would not be returning to the speedway next season, Gene Ostrowski was recognized for the effort and dedication that put forth throughout the years.

Along with track announcer, Ted Grow, promoter Jason Makarewicz and Jeff Owler, the director of racing operations, gave a few closing words before music and dancing was provided by Richie Green.

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.