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Evergreen Adds Open Comp Show to January’s ‘Snowball’ Opener

St. Johns, PA (12/20/2015)- With over 60 cars pre-registered for the upcoming ‘Snowball 100’ Enduros at Evergreen Raceway, there’s been a lot of positive chatter about the reopening of the historic 1/3-mile asphalt oval. Two popular divisions are slated to take the first green flag on the afternoon of Saturday, January 9th– the 4-cylinders and 6/8-cylinders. Both will compete in 100-lap events and fight to the finish for the $500 prize. Due to the overwhelming support, a third division, ‘Open Competition’, has been added and depending on car count, those drivers will compete for a minimum of 50-laps.

With the exception of convertibles, any vehicle is allowed to compete in the Open Competition show, although there are a few safety rules that the vehicles must comply with. The vehicles must have a full cockpit cage (for driver safety), a driver’s side window net, racing seat only and a four or five point racing harness. All vehicles must run on any DOT approved tires (no snow tires) and passengers are not allowed to ride along in this particular division. Any 4, 6 or 8 cylinder vehicle may compete as long as they meet the requirements mentioned above. This includes all wheel drive vehicles, truck and vans. Like the other divisions that day, if 25 or more vehicles take the green flag, the winner will receive $500. Otherwise, the purse will be prorated.

Due to the Snowball event being less than three weeks away, there is not pre registration option available for the Open Competition division. Drivers must register at the speedway the day of the show. Furthermore, the pre-registration for the 4-cylinder and 6/8-cylinder divisions will close on January 1, 2016, so get those pre-registrations mailed in to receive a $10 pre-registration discount.

The pit gates will open just before 11 AM for the Snowball 100s on January 9th. Pit admission is $25. 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. Both, fans and drivers are asked to bring a canned good item, which will be donated to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in St. Johns.

The green flag is set to drop at 1 PM for the official kickoff of the 2016 racing season. For more information regarding Evergreen Raceway, including the Snowball rules and pre-registration list, please visit www.evergreenracewaypark.com. Please like their Facebook page as well.

Judy Allison, wife of Bobby, Passes After Complications from Surgery

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (December 18, 2015) – The Allison Family is sad to announce the passing of Judy A. Allison, age 74, after complications from surgery earlier today at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville.

Bobby Allison, NASCAR Hall of Fame driver, and Judy were married for 55 years. She was surrounded by her family, daughters Bonnie Farr and Carrie Hewitt, grandson Robbie Allison, brother-in-law Donnie Allison and his wife, Pat.

At this time, funeral and memorial arrangements are pending and will be announced when finalized. The family members ask for privacy during this difficult and sad time.

Granite State Pro Stock Series on Display at Northeast Motorsports Expo

AUGUSTA, ME – The Granite State Pro Stock Series will be a part of the 28th annual Northeast Motorsports Expo, at the Augusta Civic Center, in Augusta, ME, on January 8-10.

 The Northeast Motorsports Expo is a chance for organizations, sponsors, and race teams to display their hard work for the upcoming season, and gives racers and fans a chance to ask questions and gather information for the year ahead.  The Northeast Motorsports Expo holds the annual Helluva Good Pit Crew Competition, Memorabilia Auction, and will also include a spotter’s seminar from Shawn Waddell, of Waddell Communications. 

 The Granite State Pro Stock Series will be officially releasing the 2016 schedule at the event.  Also, the 2014 Granite State Pro Stock Series champion, Dillon Moltz, and car owner Mark Brackett, will have their car on display.

 Tickets for the Northeast Motorsports Expo are $9 for adults, Adults: $9.00, $7.50 for seniors, just $5 for children 6-12, with children 5 and under free.  Three-day passes will be available Friday Night for $20.

 For more information on the Northeast Motorsports Expo, visit www.northeastmotorsportsexpo.net.