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Evergreen Raceway Cancels Practice for the Second Straight Weekend

For the second straight weekend Mother Nature forces Evergreen Raceway to cancel practice. The test and tune was supposed to kick off on Sunday, 4/10 but now racers will have to wait until Saturday, 4/16 to hit the track. Opening Day for Evergreen raceway is slated for Sunday, 4/17.

Attention Tour Type Modified teams! For the upcoming 50-lap Tour Type Modified race on Sunday, 4/24, a minimum purchase of two track tires is required (not 4 as originally stated). Drivers MUST use the track tire (Hoosier 1330) on the right side. On the left side drivers can use the Hoosier 1320 or Hoosier M20.

 

Evergreen’s Four Banger Saturday Postponed Due Track Conditions and Re-paving

As we all know from the past and now after sitting idle for over a year, the track is been pretty rough and challenging in a few areas. Mainly exiting turn four.

Several Legends drivers had rented the track over the last two weekends and even veteran drivers had mentioned this. The speedway had planned to have some repaving work done to the track anyhow and after receiving several estimates, the work is schedule to begin the week of April 4th.

Several drivers with larger, heavier cars, such as Four Cylinders and Modifieds have taken to the speedway as well and didn’t have any issues with the speedway surface.

“It’s a challenge, especially for the light Legends cars”, said Evergreen Raceway Co-Promoter, Jason Makarewicz. “I want to get that taken care of right away so that it’s all ready to go prior to the start of the official season.”

With that said, we have decided to once again cancel ‘Four Banger Saturday’, which was slated for Saturday, April 2nd. We will still host practice on Sunday, April 3rd.

Makarewicz continued, “We chose someone to do the work to the track and the main focus is turns one and two, plus the exit of turn four down to the start finish line. Cancelling the even on April 2nd sucks, but I’m sure that many of the racers will be thrilled with the final product and I can’t wait to see their smiles after racing on it.”

Evergreen Releases Date, Rules and Purses for ‘Enduro MayHam’

By: Gene Ostrowski

March 18, 2016

St. Johns, PA (3/18/2016)- The 2016 racing preseason at Evergreen Raceway in St. Johns, PA kicked off in January with the Speedway’s ‘Snowball 100’ Enduros. Two months later the track hosted ‘March Enduro Madness’, which brought Enduro racers out from nearly every neck of the woods. Now, the third bone stock Enduro date is set! Their ‘Enduro MayHam’ event, which will feature a 100-lap show for the Four Cylinders, a 100-lap event for the 6/8-cylinders and a 50-lap Open Comp show is slated for Saturday, May 7.

With a few rule amendments for safety purposes, the events will be structured much like the first two Enduros of the year were. Due to a larger volume of car counts, a new purse structure has been released as well. It’s based on a sliding scale of the number of cars that take the green flag.

Like done in the past, MoTorsport Video Production is offering a $50 CASH prize to the driver of the car with the coolest paint scheme in the 100s. This will be one overall prize (4-cyl. & 6/8-cyl. Mixed) and not one prize for each division.

The Four Cylinder car count in March surpassed a former track record and 127 cars took the green flag. The event was entertaining and exciting, yet the 1/3-mile track was a bit small for so many cars. Based from the majority of driver feedback, the track has decided to split the field in half for any divisions that has 100 or more registrants. If that does happen, that division will have two separate 100-lap shows and the two winners will then compete for the overall victory and a $100 bonus in a 10-lap ‘Dash for Cash’ race.

The track is hosting a $10 discount for pre-registration. The form is on the speedway website and must be mailed in, along with the $40 pre-registration fee. Drivers will start the event as they register, so if driver X is the tenth to send in his or her registration, they will start tenth in their Enduro event. Drivers may also register at the track the day of the event for $50, and they will start behind the pre-registered drivers. The transponder rental fee is $10 and pit admission is set at $25. The pit gates will swing open at 9:00 AM.

Children 12 years of age and younger are not allowed in the pit area until the races conclude.

The concession stand will be open for the duration of the show and as a part of the ‘ Enduro MayHam’ event, customers can purchase ham BBQs at just $2.50 each.

The grandstands are slated to open at 12 noon and grandstand admission is just $5. Children 10 years of age and younger will be admitted for FREE.

The speedway has more Enduros in the planning, which are expected to take place in July, September and October.

The green flag is set to drop for the first event at 1 PM. For more information on Evergreen Raceway, including rules, directions, contacts and the 2016 regular season schedule, visit www.evergreenracewaypark.com. Please like their Facebook page as well.