Steve Shultz is on an absolutely tear in the 2019 season at Evergreen Raceway and Friday night was no different. Long Island’s Roger Maynor lead the field to the green flag over Brian Romig Jr. Shultz who started 3rd ended up finding his way into the top spot on lap 5. Shultz built over a straightaway advantage over the rest of the field. On lap 21 Romig Jr would tag the outside wall coming off of turn 4 resulting in a right front flat tire. Romig would pit but later returned. Shultz propelled himself to his sixth straight win in as many races. Maynor would come home second followed by first time starter Rick Smith.
In what was one of the wildest races so far in 2019 the 4 Cylinder drivers put on a show for the fans Friday night. Unfortunately a scary incident on lap number three brought out the red flag as Steve Kreitzer, Kevin Kruczek, Sam Ryan and Mark Hammer all got collected in turn 4. Kruczek would slip up the track in turn four as Kreitzer looked underneath the two made contact and hooked together. Kruczek’s car shot sideways driver side first into the front stretch wall. Kruczek walked out under his own power obviously frustrated as his night was over. Kreitzer was blacked flagged for the contact. Ryan and Hammer were innocent bystanders in the incident. Hammer’s evening was done as he had to be towed to the pits with heavy front end damage. Ryan returned to action and ended up coming back to finish second. A heated battle would ensue up front as two time winner Jay Kanor showed why he was the man to beat in the last two events. Kapish showed Kanor that he was back and it was not going to be easy for Kanor to get his third straight win. Kanor eventually pulled out of traffic as it appeared he would lose a cylinder on his number 9 Honda. Kapish grabbed his third triumph over Ryan and another top 3 finish for Makenzie Adams.
All Ken Erney wants to do is win at Evergreen and with a solid piece all season he has done that winning his second feature in just five races.
In the 25 lap street stock contest Frank Petroski and Jason Harman started on the front row. Exiting turn four to complete lap number one the leaders tangled sending the field scattering throughout the speedway. Unfortunately Broc Brown, Bob Hunsicker and a host of others would get caught up and have to go pit side. Brown’s crew feverishly worked on the C&M Sanitation number 14 getting him back to the playing surface just in time to go green. Brown joined the field and restarted 12th. Kevin Makarewicz and Mike Pollack now were you new race leaders. Erney made quick work of the front two and pulled in front taken over the top spot. Erney would hold off the challenges of Todd Ahner, Pollack and hard charging Brown. Ahner would end up second and Brown rebounded to 3rd.
Avery Arthofer won the 4 Cylinder power puff over her sister Peyton. Avery would also take down the street stock powder puff over Kenzie Adams.
Street Stocks 1. Erney. 2. Ahner. 3. Brown. 4. Jason Harman. 5. Mike Pollack. 6. Rick Reichenbach. 7. Frank Petroski 8. Bon Hunsicker. 9. Kevin Makarewicz. 10. Anthony Tombasco. 11. Charlie Castiglione. 12. Steve Tito.
4 Cylinders 1. TJ Kapish. 2. Sam Ryan. 3. Kenzie Adams . 4. Evan Rygielski. 5. Bob Doknovitch. 6. Ryan Burkett. 7. Jay Kanor. 8. Zeb Farber. 9. Kevin Kruczek. 10. Steve Kreitzer. 11. Mark Hammer.
Late Models. 1. Steve Shultz. 2. Roger Maynor. 3. Rick Smith. 4. Brian Romig Jr. 5. Raven Schrantz
Powder Puff 4 Cylinder. Avery Arthofer, Peyton Arthofer
Street Stocks Avery Arthofer, Kenzie Adams