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Rutt III and Erney Earn First Career Wins; Hirschman shows cards late.

After two foiled attempts the American Property Solutions Modifieds finally had an opportunity to hit the 1/3 asphalt oval in Drums Pennsylvania.

Chris Ridsdale and Austin Beers would draw the top two starting spots for the 75-lap main event. Beers a modified rookie jumped out to the early lead and led the first nine circuits before the first yellow slowed the field.

Beers and Ridsdale would find themselves side by side for the ensuing restart. On lap 14 with an outside power move, Brian Defebo would find some racing room and dart into P2.  During the next 27 laps of green flag racing we would see several battles throughout the field for track position.  At the halfway point, Defebo would be our race leader over Beers, John Markovic, Earl Paules and Austin Kochenash.

Buddy Miller & Paul Frantz would bring out the caution on lap 41 regrouping the field.  Pits open and a fury of pit stops ensue: Paules, Hirschman, Mandato and Pritchard would head pit side for new right rear rubber. As we go back green, Kochenash quickly worked his way into second stalking down Defebo in the Defebo Graphics #53. Lap 55 and we find Kochenash leading the field.

Lap 60 brings out a brief caution as Hirschman would just crack the top 5 with less than ten laps remaining. The next two laps would steal the show, as Kochenash, Pritchard, Paules and Hirschman would duke it banging wheels for the lead. Hirschman would prevail and find the top spot on lap 68. On lap 73 we would see the yellow flying again setting up a double file green, white, checkered with Hirschman cruising to victory over Kochenash and Mandato.

Ken Erney never won at Evergreen Raceway in his decades of racing however his luck was about to change. Erney would jump out to the lead on lap 1 and never look back. The action behind would be hot and heavy as point leader Todd Ahner and Broc Brown would fight tooth and nail to work through traffic. Brown and Ahner eventually found the room necessary to work into 2nd and 3rd.

Neil Rutt III had one goal going into Friday night’s 40 lap main event for the 4 cylinders and that was win. Rutt would lead all 40 laps after multiple attempts from point leader Kapish as the two would trade paint multiple times during the 40-lap contest. Rutt would hold off Kapish for his first Evergreen triumph over Kapish and Harry O’Neill.

Modifieds (75 Laps). 1. Hirschman. 2. Kochenash. 3. Mandato. 4. Don Wagner. 5. Roger Coss. 6. Earl Paules. 7. James Pritchard. 8. Brian Sones. 9. Todd Baer. 10. Brian Defebo. 11. John Markovic. 12. Austin Beers. 13. Buddy Miller. 14. Chris Ridsdale. 15. Wayne Szerencsits. 16. Bobby Jones. 17. Randel Richard. 18. Paul Frantz.

Street Stocks (25 Laps). 1. Erney 2. Brown. 3. Ahner. 4. Brian Halecki. 5. John Bennett. 6. Bob Hunsicker Jr. 7. Mike Pollack. 8. Kevin Makarewicz. 9. Jason Harman 10. Anthony Tombasco. 11. Genevive Yamelski. 12. Frank Petroski. 13. Jason Beers.

4 Cylinders (40 Laps) 1. Rutt III. 2. Kapish. 3. O’Neill. 4. Zeb Farber. 5. Ryan Burkett. 6. Evan Rygielski. 7. Bob Doknovitch. 8. Taylor Schmidt. 9. Kenzie Adams. 10. Jody MIller. 11. Shawn Kistler. 12. Devin Schmidt. 13. Josh Oswald. 14. Jimmy Ayre. 

Evergreen Raceway is proud to be associated with Fairway Chevrolet, American Property Solutions, Wanick Construction, Franzosa Trucking, Harry’s U-Pull It, Barbush Auto Sales, S&D Bodyline, CK Auto Service and Race Fab, Rock Auto, Evans Roadhouse, Himmer Graphics, Evergreen Lawn Care, A&R Building Supplies and Morans Funeral Home and Triple Clear Water Solutions, Plum Air and Tito Juice.

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Shultz Continues Winning Ways; Kapish, Ayre Split 4 Cylinder Laurels; Brown finds Redemption.

The 4 cylinder make up feature action was hot and heavy throughout the 25 lap main event Friday night at Evergreen Raceway.

Rookie Evan Rygielski and Josh Oswald would lead the field to the green, Oswald would jump out to the early lead. An early caution on lap 1 for Rygielski would re stack the field it was now Oswald and last weeks winner TJ Kapish. Oswald and Kapish would battle side by side until lap 7 when Kapish would take the lead. Kapish would remain out front the rest of the way beating out Jimmy Ayre and Jay Kanor.

Jimmy Ayre would take down race number two of the night switching spots with Kapish finishing second Neil Rutt III in third Kevin Kruczek fourth and Ryan Burkett fifth.

Brock Brown was nothing more than dominant Friday night as he would start outside pole next to Brian Halecki. Brown would take the lead on lap one and never look back cruising to his first win of the season. Todd Ahner, Brian Halecki, Mike Pollack and Jason Harman would complete the top 5.

Defending late model champion Steve Shultz continued his winning ways Friday night beating out Shannon Mongeau who is the current point leader at Wall Stadium. Mongeau made the trip Friday night and would show that he would be a force early on the 30 lap late model feature. Romig and Shultz would share the front row in the night capper. Romig would take the early lead followed by Mongeau and Shultz. Mongeau would grab the lead on lap nine and looked to be in prime position for his first Evergreen Raceway win. Romig would spin with 9 laps remaining and would need assistance back to the pit area. Mongeau and Shultz would line up side by side on the restart. Mongeau would jump to the lead but as the laps would dwindle down the Mongeau mount would being to fade as Shultz would take the lead with five to go and check out to win his third straight feature. Mongeau and Romig were next in line.

A&R Building Supply 4 Cylinder Make Up (25 Laps) 1. Kapish. 2. Ayre. 3. Kanor. 4. Rutt III 5. Travis Soloman. 6. Kruczek 7. Shawn Kistler 8. Zeb Farber. 9. Steve Kreitzer. 10. Ray Kochin. 11. Jay Skupski. 12. Bob Doknovitch. 13. Kenzie Adams. 14. Laurn Gimbi. 15. Evan Rygielski. 16. Josh Oswald. 17. Tony Hillard.

4 Cylinder Feature (25 Laps) 1. Ayre. 2. Kapish. 3. Rutt III. 4. Kruczek. 5. Ryan Burkett. 6. Kreitzer. 7. Solomon. 8. Farber. 9. Kochin. 10. Adams. 11. Kanor. 12. Rygielski. 13. Kistler. 14. Doknovitch.

 DNS Oswald. Hillard. Skupski. Gimbi

Barbush Auto Sales Street Stocks (25 Laps) 1. Brown. 2. Ahner. 3. Halecki. 4. Pollack. 5. Harman. 6. Jason Beers. 7. Aaron Kromer. 8. Kevin Makarewicz. 9. Frank Hughes Jr. 10. Chris Trumbauer. 11. Lyndsay Buss.

Plum Air Late Models (30 Laps) 1. Shultz. 2. Mongeau. 3. Romig Jr.

Evergreen Raceway is proud to be associated with Fairway Chevrolet, American Property Solutions, Wanick Construction, Franzosa Trucking, Harry’s U-Pull It, Barbush Auto Sales, S&D Bodyline, CK Auto Service and Race Fab, Rock Auto, Evans Roadhouse, Himmer Graphics, Evergreen Lawn Care, A&R Building Supplies and Morans Funeral Home and Triple Clear Water Solutions, Plum Air and Tito Juice.

Rain Washes Out Opening Day Evergreen Raceway Features – Kennedy Earns First Enduro Triumph

Mother Nature has not been kind to Evergreen Raceway in the 2019 season and it was no different this past Sunday afternoon.

Bright, clear and sunny skies had the track set for opening day. Heat racing action was the first item of business rolling off without a hitch setting the starting lineup for the first features of 2019.

During intermission drivers throughout all divisions would work their way on to the speedway for a thirty-minute meet and greet with the wonderful Evergreen faithful fans. Showers would begin to fall right after as drivers were called to their cars. Track crew and a host of competitors would immediately hit the speedway to help keep the speedway dry.

Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and as the moisture would continue to get heavier, and with run-off water coming from the hill outside of turn 1 track officials had no choice but to cancel the regular scheduled racing events.

 When the decision was made to cancel the regular racing program, enduro drivers were given a ten-minute warning to be ready to go racing.

The third round of the Mahoning Valley Speedway/Evergreen Raceway series would hit the track for 100 laps. Ray Kennedy would jump out to the early lead as the rain intensified. On lap 19 Carl Altemose stopped in turn 4 bringing out the only red flag of the event. As officials began checking on the 58 machine a strong band of storms would roll through as torrential rain began to fall.  With drivers back under green Kennedy would not falter the remaining 80 laps cruising to his first career win lapping the entire field with the exception of second place finisher Harry O’Neill.

Heat Winners

4 Cylinders: TJ Kapish and Jay Kanor

Factory Stocks: Mitch Hawk

Street Stocks: Broc Brown and Jason Harman

Late Models: Steve Shultz

Evergreen Modifieds: Nick Baer

4 Cylinder Enduro (100) 1. Kennedy. 2. O’Neill 3. Don Rogers 4. Steven Brooks 5. Randy Parsons. 6. Kevin Brown. 7. Klem Underwood. 8. Tony Hilliard. 9. Ray Kochin. 10. Jake Oswald 11. Sean Wolfe. 12. Luke Hoffner. 13. Paul Mercante. 14. Richard Petey. 15. Larry Spencer III. 16. Kevin Kruczek 17. Doug Dehaven 18. Carl Altemose 19. Danny Cascioli.

Evergreen Raceway is proud to be associated with Fairway Chevrolet, American Property Solutions, Wanick Construction, Franzosa Trucking, Harry’s U-Pull It, Barbush Auto Sales, S&D Bodyline, CK Auto Service and Race Fab, Rock Auto, Evans Roadhouse, Himmer Graphics, Evergreen Lawn Care, A&R Building Supplies and Morans Funeral Home and Triple Clear Water Solutions and Plum Air.

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