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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.

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.