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Ahner Jr and Paciotti win Street Stock Mains; O’Neill Wins by a Nose in the 4 Cyl class

Rich Paciotti and Broc Brown have been the highlight of the street stock division at Evergreen Raceway in 2018. On June 1st the street stocks had hit the track for the feature event of the night. With  1 lap completed, rain drops began to fall and the race was postponed for several weeks. Fast forward to July 6th and the street stock make up was on track ready to rumble. Paciotti would lead the field the green flag.  Paciotti once again would hold off Broc Brown in-route to his 3rd win of the season matching Brown’s win total. A hard charging Mike Pollack who would have to come from the back twice finishing 3rd followed by Todd Ahner and Dan Pawlicki.

Randy Ahner Jr the last few seasons, has only run part time schedules at multiple race tracks which make it a little more difficult to find victory lane. On Friday night in the regularly scheduled 30 lap event Ahner Jr would dominate the street stock field ending the six race winning tallies by Paciotti and Brown. Ahner’s teammate Martini, along with Paciotti, Todd Ahner and Broc Brown would have a fierce battle for the 2nd spot. Martini would come out with 2nd but later was disqualified through post-race tech inspection. That turn of events would put Paciotti 2nd, Todd Ahner 3rd Mike Pollack 4th and Dan Pawlicki 5th.Heat Race Winners Ahner Jr and Kibler Jr

Harry O’Neill after the previous weeks feature event win would have to come from the 12th starting spot in the 30 lap $300 to win 4-cylinder main event. Up front TJ Kapish, Rebecca Barbush, Joe Barbush III and Devin Schmidt would battle wheel to wheel for a number of laps. Rebecca Barbush would lead early and looked strong for her first career win. Cory Edelman would spend a number of laps in the lead position. On lap 9 Barbush would slip up in turn 4 handing the lead over to former King of The Green Winner Devin Schmidt. Midway through the race, Schmidt would experience problems on a restart into turn 1 cutting a left front tire on a restart. Schmidt would try to move the apron was tagged from behind and spun to the infield, bringing out the yellow. Silently O’Neill had creeped his way now into the 3rd spot and would restart 2nd alongside Kapish. A crazy duel would take place as best friends Kapish and O’Neill would wow the fans with side by side racing action. O’Neill would tuck into line with 10 laps remaining and then with 2 to laps to go would move to the outside line. O’Neill could never get the edge on Kapish and as the white flag flew Kapish would still be in command. O’Neill would see a small window where he would make a daring move to the outside going into turn 3. Kapish and O’niell are neck and neck in the middle of the corner and coming off of turn 4, O’Neill would squeak out his 4th win of the season over Kapish by .019 seconds increasing his point lead. Kapish was second followed by Barbush III, Rebecca Barbush 4th and Jimmy Ayre 5th. Heat Race Winners Schmidt and Barbush III


Street Stock Make Up (29) 1. Paciotti 2. Brown 3. Pollack 4. Ahner 5. Pawlicki 6. Spencer 7. Kocher 8. Petroski 9. Halecki

Street Stocks (30) 1. Ahner Jr 2. Paciotti 3. Ahner 4. Pollack 5. Pawlicki 6. Brown 7. Petroski 8. Kocher 9. Halecki 10. Spencer 11. Kibler Jr DQ Mark Martini

4 Cylinder (30) 1. O’Neill 2. Kapish 3. Barbush III 4. R. Barbush 5. Ayre 6. Jake Jones 7. Josh Oswald 8. Zeb Farber 9. Mark Spencer 10. Jay Kanor 11. Ray Kochin 12. Steve Kreitzer 13. Bob Doknovitch 14. Larry Spencer III 15. Lee Glowatch DNF Devin Schmidt DNS Bob Azarowicz


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Evergreen Raceway to Host Modified Qualifier for Race of Champions 250 on Friday, August 10, 2018-

 St. Johns, Pennsylvania – (May 15, 2018) –Race of Champions Series and Evergreen Raceway management have agreed to cancel the Sunday, May 20, 2018 Race of Champions Super Stock event and begin looking at dates for the 2019 season.

The cancellation is based on several influencing factors, including the scheduling of the events at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee during the series point season, which limits the open schedule dates on any series or track calendar based on the existing and traditional event schedule.

Evergreen Raceway will host a Modified qualifier, offering a guaranteed starting spot in the Race of Champions 250 on Saturday, September 29 at Lake Erie Speedway, which will host the 68th running of the traditional event.

Earlier this year when he captured Evergreen’s Plum Air 100 Zane Zeiner of Bath, PA, earned a guaranteed starting position in the RoC Champions Weekend Late Model event at Lake Erie Speedway (PA).

Evergreen Raceway will also take the weekend of the Race of Champions at Lake Erie Speedway off, giving competitors and fans the opportunity to attend the Northeast’s marquee event that culminates with the running of the 68th Annual Race of Champions 250.

The Race of Champions will host a meeting for RoC Super Stock competitors prior to the next Race of Champions Super Stock Series event on Wednesday, May 30. Competitors will be issued an invitation via e-mail as to the specific time and place of the meeting.

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