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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