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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.


Evergreen Looking Forward To Return of Tour Type Modifieds This Sunday


Walter Smith Photos

By: Gene Ostrowski

May 16, 2016

St. Johns, PA (5/16/2016)- With So far the 2016 racing season at Evergreen Raceway has been a success. The car counts continue to grow on a weekly basis and the new management and their crew of officials are learning something every week to help improve the atmosphere and competition at the 1/3-mile asphalt oval in St. Johns, PA. Not so long ago the track held is first of seven race series for the Tour Type Modifieds and this Sunday fans will get the chance to take in round number two.

DSC_a46-9609_edited-1  Many teams are excited about returning for the second round of action, which will pay $2,000 and $175 to start, if 16 or more cars take the green flag. A wide variety of others are anxious about competing at the speedway for their very first time.

There’s no doubt that the 50-lap show will be a barn burner. After all, the first round was exciting, as Matt Hirschman of Northampton, PA took the victory over Anthony Sesely, while Brandon Oltra of Alden, PA came from the back twice to finish a solid third.

There is a two tire rule in effect for the show, meaning that all competing drivers must purchase at least right side tires at the track and they must use the same set of tires for both the heat and feature events. The right side track tire is the Hoosier 1330. Drivers are allowed to compete with the Hoosier 1320 or M20s on the left side of their cars. Tires are available at the track and can be purchased by cash, check or credit card (3% fee processing fee applies).

Drivers will pull pills for starting positions in a 10-lap heat race. The top six qualifiers will redraw for starting positions on the front stretch at intermission and the remainder of the field will start straight up in the 50-lap main event

Kids big wheel races will also be held at intermission.

Grandstand admission for the May 22 Tour Type Modified event, which also has the Late Models, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and Four Cylinders on the card is just $15. Children 10 years of age and younger are admitted for free with a paying adult.

The pit gate will swing open at 10:30 AM and the pit entrance fee is $30 with a pit license or $40 without. Practice will kick off at 12:30 PM and heat races will begin at 2 PM. The grandstand gates will open at 11:00 PM.

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 visit www.evergreenracewaypark.com and don’t forget to like their Facebook page as well.

Work Day Planned at Evergreen Raceway

St. Johns, PA (11/7/15)- In preparation for the late fall and winter months ahead, Jason Makarewicz, the Track Manager at Evergreen Raceway Park in St. Johns, PA has decided to hold a work day at the speedway. If the weather is decent, Makarewicz asks anyone willing to lend and hand to be at the track at 10 AM on Saturday, November 21st.

“The track is actually in pretty good shape”, said Makarewicz, who is currently in the planning stages for a successful 2016 season.

“There are a few things that I would like to get done prior to the “Snowball” Enduros in January, so if people would like to come out, please bring your weed wackers. There are several areas that just need to be cleaned up a bit, but it’s nothing that can’t be accomplished in a short period of time”.

In early spring Makarewicz plans to refurbish several buildings on the grounds, including the pit and announcer’s towers, the office and also the restrooms.

“Surprisingly, many of the structures just need a little TLC. We’re trying to spend as little as possible on the renovations and not overspend before the season gets rolling”.

He continued, “Once the 2016 season gets underway and as long as business grows, we’ll continue to make improvements both on and off the track.”

Makarewicz is working on the division rules and schedule. The track website has been updated with the most recent information in regards to Evergreen Raceway Park. It can be viewed by visiting www.evergreenracewaypark.com, or by following their Facebook page- Evergreen Raceway.