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Brown Wins Summer Splash 50; Ross and O’Neill take make ups

Barbush III Garnishes first career win; Zeiner dominates 2nd late Model Main

Most things are always worth the wait and that was the case this Friday night at Evergreen Raceway. It has been over a month since the Late Models, Street Stocks, and 4 cylinders have seen action on the 1/3 asphalt oval in Drums, Pennsylvania. Double features were on tap for the Late Models and 4 Cylinders.

The Barbush Auto Sales Street Stock Summer Splash 50 win would go to Broc Brown who would bring home an $800 payday. Moyer Trucking LLC, Barbush Auto Sales in memory of Frank Barbush, Evergreen Raceway and American Property Solutions combined to add an additional $800 to the remaining part of the field.

Dan Pawlcki would lead the field to the drop of the green flag over teammate and point leader Rich Paciotti. Just a few single car spins would slow the pace of the race within the first 30 laps. The final 20 laps would be nothing but spectacular as the top 4 cars would battle side by side, lap after lap showing nothing short of pure talent and precision on the track. Fans were on the edge of their seats as Paciotti and Broc Brown would duke it out side by side never touching for 15 straight laps, even swapping the lead multiple times between the two of them. Paciotti was able to hold the top spot for several laps but with 5 to go, Brown was able to grab the lead for good and win for the 2nd time this season. Paciotti would finish 2nd over Mike Pollack who was later penalized 2 spots for an illegal pass giving 3rd to Todd Ahner over Eric Kocher and Mike Pollack.

Heat Race Winners: Rich Paciotti, Eric Kocher, Broc Brown

The regularly schedule late model feature would see Plum Air 100 Winner Zane Zeiner dominate once again in-route to his 2nd late model checkered of the season. Steve Shultz, Mike Sweeney, make up feature winner Nick Ross and Geno Steigerwalt finishing in the top 5.

Nick Ross had a dismal start to the 2017 season however he came back in 2018 and  would make up for lost time by picking up the win over Sweeney and Zeiner. Zeiner would lead the first half of the race until a caution would come out for the overheating 42x of Danny Cascioli. On the restart Zeiner’s pass was deemed to be illegal and he would be penalized two spots for passing below the white line. Ross would hold off challenges from Sweeney and Zeiner the remainder of the event.

Heat Race Winners Shultz and Zeiner

Harry O’Neill can wheel anything and right now it is a dream season for him as he picked up his 2nd win of the season. The 4 Cylinder make up feature would be first on deck and Beau Drobot and O’Neill would duke it out for the first 16 laps. On lap 17 Azarowicz would make it 3 wide into turn 1. Drobot got the worst of it as he ended up hitting the backstretch wall head on. Drobot would be ok. O’Neill would cruise to the checkered over Kapish and Josh Oswald

Joey Barbush III would hold the checkered flag for his first career stock car win in the 4-cylinder main. Barbush would take the lead on lap number 5 and a torrid battle ensued with the Tito Juice number 33 of TJ Kapish. Kapish and Barbush would swap the lead multiple times throughout the event but Barbush would not be denied as he would take the win over Bob Azarowicz, Josh Oswald, Kapish and O’Neill. Barbush would dedicate the win to his grandfather Frank Barbush who had passed away 11 years ago the day prior.

Heat Race Winners O’Neill, Barbush III and Kapish

Results

Late Model Make up from 6/1 (30) 1. Nick Ross 2. Mike Sweeney 3. Zane Zeiner 4. Lorin Arthofer 5. Steve Shultz 6. George Ramos III 7. Rich Cooper 8. Todd Cooper 9. Travis Fisher 10. Brian Romig Jr 11. Danny Cascioli

4 Cylinder Make up from 6/1 (25) 1. Harry O’Neill 2. TJ Kapish 3. Josh Oswald 4. Jimmy Ayre 5. Shawn Kistler 6. Beau Drobot 7. Ryan Berger 8. Pete Maier 9. Lee Glowatch 10. Bob Aarowicz 11. Larry Spencer III 12. Rebecca Barbush 13. Ray Kochin 14. Rich Mutarelli 15. Zeb Farber

 

4 Cylinder (25) 1. Joey Barbush 2. Bob Azarewicz 3. Josh Oswald 4. TJ Kapish 5. Harry O’Neill 6. Travis Soloman 7. Jimmy Ayre 8. Shawn Kistler 9. Jay Skupsi 10. Ray Kochin 11. Pete Maier 12. Sam Danaher 13. Ryan Berger 14. Larry Spencer III DNF Jay Kanor Rebecca Barbush Lee Glowatch DNS Rich Mutarelli Beau Drobot Zeb Farber

Late Models (30) 1. Zane Zeiner 2. Steve Shultz 3. Mike Sweeney 4.Nick Ross 5. Geno Steigerwalt 6. Lorin Arthofer 7. Francis Gross III 8. George Ramos III 9. Brian Romig Jr DNF Todd Cooper Danny Cascioli Travis Fisher

Street Stocks (50) 1. Broc Brown 2. Rich Paciotti 3. Todd Ahner 4. Eric Kocher 5. Mike Pollack 6. Josh Mooney 7. Dan Pawlicki 8. Bobby Kibler 9. Brian Halecki 10. Jim Yamelski 11. Jason Harman 12. Brian Labar 13. Brayden Spencer 14. Cody Geist 15. Jason Kuhn 16. Frank Petroski DNF Aaron Higgins Chris Trumbauer

Evergreen Raceway is proud to be associated with Fairway Chevrolet, American Rental Equipment, Sponenberg’s Exhaust, Harry’s U-Pull It, Barbush Auto Sales, S&D Bodyline, CK Auto Service and Race Fab, Rock Auto, Electric Frog Designs and Evans Roadhouse, Himmer Graphics, Scott Adams Designs, and Steamtown Crossfit, Sonny’s Landscaping and Morans Funeral Home

As always you can visit us on online at www.evergreenracewaypark.com. Facebook at Evergreen Raceway and on twitter @EvergreenRacePa

Upcoming Events

June 15th– FAIRWAY DAY 75 Lap 2,000 to win Tour Type Modifieds 300 to take the green. Moran’s Funeral Home “Duct Tape 50” Factory Stocks, Street Stocks and 4 cylinders. 2.00 Discount for all fathers. $ 18 Grandstand Admission

June 22nd– Evergreen Modifieds. Street Stocks. 4 Cylinders and Jr 4 Cylinders

Promoter Jason Makarewicz

Director of Operations Jeff Owler

Announcer/PR Ted Grow

 

 

RACE OF CHAMPIONS SUPER STOCK SERIES RACE SCHEDULED FOR MAY 20 AT EVERGREEN RACEWAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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.

Big September Shows at Evergreen Raceway Lead up to “Slam the Stands”

By: Gene Ostrowski

September 4, 2017

Fall is in the air, which is a telltale sign that northeast short track racing is coming to a close for the 2017 season. On the flipside, it also means that many of the bigger shows are on tap to close out the season, including those at Evergreen Raceway, who will be hosting the American Rental Equipment Modified Series this Sunday.

If 16 or more Modifeds take the green flag, the event winner will pocket a cool $2,000. The Barbush Automotive Street Stocks, Evan’s Roadhouse Four Cylinder and Factory Stocks are also on the card. The 40-lap Four Cylinder feature will pay $450 to the winner and the 50-lap Factory Stock “Duct Tape 50” will be held in memory of Ed Makarewicz, Sr. There is also lap money on the line for the popular Factory Stock event. Adult grandstand admission for the show is just $15.

Also, the Modifieds and Factory Stock divisions will be out on the racing surface during intermission to meet and greet the fans for an afternoon autograph and camera session.

As part of the New York Street Stock Series,” Sleepy’s 75-lap Street Stock Shootout” will take place on Sunday, September 17.  The Four Cylinders, Legends and Bandoleros are also on the card. Due to the number of rainouts this season, especially for the Himmer Graphics Late Models, track management has added the division to the lineup with a points paying show on September 17. Adult grandstand admission is set at $12.

“Slam the Stands” is slated for Sunday, September 24. For just $5 adult grandstand admission, folks will be able to enjoy a jam packed afternoon of action. Race goers will also have the opportunity to receive autographs from their favorite drivers, who, as a part of fan appreciation day, will be out on the race track with their cars during intermission. Big wheel race for the kids will also take place during intermission. The Late Model, Street Stock, Four Cylinder and Strictly Stock division are on the card for the afternoon.

The pit gates will swing open for regular Sunday shows at 10:30 AM. Practice will kick off at 12:30 PM and racing will begin at 2 PM.  The grandstands will open at noon. Grandstand admission for each event is just $12. Pit admission is $35.

Evergreen Raceway is located minutes from Hazleton, PA, in between routes 93 and 309. For more information regarding Evergreen Raceway, including the entire season schedule, directions and divisional payouts, please visitwww.evergreenracewaypark.com and don’t forget to like their Facebook page as well.

Evergreen Raceway is proud to be associated with Fairway Motors, Harry’s U Pull It, Penn’s Peak Radio, Sponenberg’s Exhaust, Wheel’s Bar & Grill, CK Auto Service & Race Fab, Himmer Graphics, Evan’s Roadhouse, Bob’s Subs, American Rental Equipment, Barbush Automotive, Valve Tech Sales, Penn’s Peak, Printers Edge & RockAuto.com.