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.