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Four Banger Sunday Postponed to Saturday, April 2nd

Unfortunately, due to the weather forecast for this Sunday, Evergreen Raceway has decided to cancel their “Four Banger Sunday’ event that was originally scheduled. Please keep in mind that even if it doesn’t snow here, it is supposed in areas that we have people traveling from. The event is now rescheduled for Saturday, April 2nd.

The next events planned for Evergreen are three open practice dates, which are slated for Sunday, April 3 and Sunday, April 10. The third and final open practice is scheduled for Saturday, April 16th and Opening Day will take place on Sunday, April 17th with the Evergreen Modifieds, Dirt Modifieds, Late Models, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and Four Cylinders.

Jason Makarewicz and Gene Ostrowski Named Co-Promoters at Evergreen Raceway Jeff Owler Named Race Director for 2016

 St. Johns, PA (3/14/16)- There’s an ‘unwritten rule’ to promoting in motorsports. Well, as we know there are many and there’s no need for any of them to be written. One of the obvious is to be as fair as possible and go the extra mile to make as many people, as possible, happy with your facility. Also, to make them aware about it and in turn, they make others aware of it as well, knowing that it’ll help pave the way for success. With that said and with a number of management adjustments that are in place for the 2016 season. Jason Makarewicz and long time announcer and PR representative, Gene Ostrowski, have been named Co-Promoters of Evergreen Raceway in St. Johns, PA and former racer, Jeff Owler, will be the speedway’s Race Director.

Makarewicz took over the lease to the track late in 2015. Ostrowski has been a fixture at the track as an employee since 2005. They were both fans there, along with being crewmembers, drivers and owners, which helps with the experience in regards to what the drivers would like to see moving forward. Of course everyone cannot be pleased, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Along with help from other track employees and with driver input, the two put together a great start to the new season and are looking forward to expanding that insight and feedback though 2016 and into 2017.

“I’m very happy to see how 2016 began at Evergreen and we have a great team of officials in place for continuous improvement”, noted Ostrowski, who will continue his role as the track announcer, PR representative and webmaster.

“In my eyes, if anyone helps support any track and spreads the word, they’re a promoter. Some people don’t necessarily see it that way, but I swear by it.”

Owler is a former competitor in the Factory Stock division. He was asked to fill in as the speedway’s Race Director for the last Enduro event and did a wonderful job.

“Jeff is fair and sensitive, yet he stands by his word”, noted Makarewicz.

“He did an excellent job and will fit that position well.”

More information regarding Evergreen Raceway can be viewed by visiting www.evergreenracewaypark.com. Please like their Facebook page as well.

Evergreen’s Four-Banger Sunday to Kick Off This Weekend

By: Gene Ostrowski

March 14, 2016

St. Johns, PA (3/14/2016)- Following a stellar Enduro event last weekend, Evergreen Raceway is in full force and gearing up for their next show- “Four Banger Sunday”.

The speedway has decided to host a non-track points pre-season event for their regular Four Cylinder and INEX Legends divisions on Sunday, March 20. The INEX Bandoleros are also on the card. Both INEX divisions will receive INEX points.

Both, the Four Cylinders and INEX Legends drivers will draw for starting positions prior to eight lap heat races. Their heat race finish, mixed with a redraw will determine the starting lineup for their 30-lap main event. The number of feature laps for the INEX Bandoleros will be decided on race day, based on car count.

There is no driver registration fee to compete, as the pit admission fee covers that cost. The speedway utilizes a Westhold scoring system. If needed, scoring transponders will be available for rental for the cost of $10.

It was recently announced that if 30 or more INEX Legends are on hand, the track will pay out $500 to the winner. The same will apply to the Four Cylinder division. The remainder of the purse is listed under the ‘payout’ tab on the speedway website.

Pit admission is set at $35 per person for the ‘Four-Banger Sunday’ show on March 20th and grandstand admission will be $7. Kids 10 years of age and younger are always admitted for free and there is a $2 discount for veterans, handicapped and active military members.

The pit gates will open at 10:30 AM and practice will start at 12:30 PM. The grandstands will be open at 12:30 PM and heat races will kick off at 2 PM.

The concession stand will be open for business the day of the event.

The Easter holiday and then practice weekends will follow this much anticipated event and many drivers and fans are still excited over the recent ‘March Enduro Madness’ show that had record car and fan counts.

Those Enduro shows will continue, as the speedway is currently in the works of planning the next Enduro shows.

“We’re working on more Enduros”, noted Track Manager, Jason Makarewicz.

“Gene Ostrowski and I are coming up with a better payout, based on the number of cars and we’re adding a few minor safety related rules.

“All of that info will be released soon and we’re planning to host our bone stock Enduros in May, July, September and October. After that the plan is to have three or four race wintertime Enduro Series.”

The speedway is seeking billboard and divisional sponsors for the entire season. If interested, please visit www.evergreenracewaypark.com for contact information and directions. Please like their Facebook page as well.