Luke Colleran, Ed Brown, Jr. and Scott Adams Victors in Evergreen’s Snowball Enduros

St. Johns, PA (1/10/2016)- The 2016 race season at Evergreen Raceway in St. Johns, PA officially kicked off Saturday afternoon. It was an inaugural show of sorts, with Jason Makarewicz as the new track lease holder and track manager. The show was anticipated by many drivers and fans to be a great start to a new era, yet no one knew exactly how popular the show would become. When it was all said and done, Ed Brown, Jr. claimed the 6-8Cylinder Enduro victory and Luke Colleran took top honors in the 4-Cylinder division. Scott Adams cruised to victory in the 25-lap Open Competitions show.

Approximately forty 6/8-Cylinder Enduro cars started the 100-lap event. Brown started second and took the top spot from TJ Kapish before a lap was scored. Anthony Pizzo moved in on the leader and then had his turn at the point until lap nine, when Woot Lawrence took command.

Lawrence’s lead was short lived, as he was forced to pit with issues. That handed the lead back to Brown but Pizzo remained to stay glued to the rear bumper of the leader. Eventually, Pizzo regained the lead.

With just over a quarter of the race left, the top two made some contact, which slowed Pizzo. Brown jumped back to the lead and never looked back, taking the $500 victory over Pizzo, Drew Fohrkolb, Elliot Wohl and Brian Halecki.

With the largest car count since 2005, ninety Four Cylinders took to the track for 100-laps of action. Devin Schmidt started from the pole position and set the pace early on. Several red flags waved in the early stages and inoperable vehicles remained on the speedway to slow the pace of the event. Gibson lost the momentarily near lap ten and then retook the position.

Mike Mujice, Jr. moved to the point and appeared the car to beat, but Colleran climbed into second.

Trouble struck Mujice on lap 50, when he was involved in an incident. That gave the lead back to Colleran, who pulled off the victory over Joe Warren, Wayne Brenize, Joe Mooney and last place starter, Jeff Ackerman.

The Open Comp cars took to the track for the final show of the afternoon, which was cut to 25-laps. The field was well-represented with a mix of eight and four cylinder race cars.

Harry O’Neill started from the pole and was challenged by Gerry Koenig for the lead. Koenig’s attempt was unsuccessful on the damp surface and Adams got by for second.

The top two raced side by side and with 14 laps complete, a lapped car got into O’Neill. That gave the lead to Adams, who cruised to the win over Lee Allen, O’Neill, Koenig and Scott Riggleman.

The events held that day were held to honor and memorialize Donny Holland, who was a long time competitor in many divisions at Evergreen Raceway for years.

Due to a few scoring hiccups, only the top ten finishers in each division are shown in the race results. The full field rundown is listed on the track Facebook Page. This issue is number one priority and will be corrected prior to the next event.

The 2016 season schedule will be released in a short period of time, as will the divisional purses. For more information regarding Evergreen Raceway, including regular divisional rules and procedures, please visit www.evergreenracewaypark.com. Please like their Facebook page as well.

6/8-Cylinder (100-Laps)

Place Car No. First Name Last Name
1 30 EDWARD BROWN
2 81 ANTHONY PIZZO
3 11F DREW FOHRKOLB
4 14 ELLIOT WOHL
5 42 BRIAN HALECKI
6 88 SCOTT SIPE
7 71 DERRICK ANTHONY
8 58 KENNY HYDE, JR
9 54 SEAN CORR
10 33 T.J KAPISH

 

Four Cylinder (100-Laps)

Place Car No. First Name Last Name
1 62 LUKE COLLERAN
2 15X JOE WARREN
3 22 WAYNE BRENIZE
4 62 JOE MOONEY
5 8 JEFF ACKERMAN
6 5 DAVE BENTLEY
7 19 ROY DENIKE
8 83 RANDY AHNER, JR
9 12V PETE VERWYS
10 19 JOHN AYRE

 

Open Comp (25-Laps)

Place Car No. First Name Last Name
1 27 SCOTT ADAMS
2 74 LEE ALLEN
3 126 HARRY ONEIL
4 01 GERRY KOENIG
5 9 SCOTT RINGLEMAN
6 1 FRANK KATONA
7 828 GARY LANDIS
8 99 CORY EDELMAN
9 71X RICK PATTERSON
10 101 ROB LONGO

Second RoC date highlights Mahoning Valley Speedway schedule

Track will bookend popular pavement touring series with the addition of RoC at Octoberfast 2016

 (LEHIGHTON, Pa. 1-10-16) Mahoning Valley Speedway utilized the Eastern Motorsport Press Association convention held this past weekend in King of Prussia to officially release the 2016 race schedule at the popular ¼-mile paved oval in Lehighton and while this year’s calendar of events is chuck full of excellent action that will see all weekly classes getting their fill, the big news is a second date being added for the Race of Champions (RoC) asphalt Modified Series.

On November 5 of last year RoC and Mahoning officials released the info that the Tour would be returning to the track for the first time since Rick Kirkendall won a thrilling 75-lapper over Brian DeFebo on June 7, 2008.

Mahoning Valley will have the distinction of hosting the opening race of the 2016 RoC Tour on Saturday, April 9. That race is slated for a 75-lap distance.

With the buzz that continued to generate from that announcement both parties began to look into a possible second date and it wasn’t until late last week when it was decided to sign the RoC to an additional show. And, what better way to showcase the Modified stars of the RoC with the stalwarts of Mahoning then with the track’s marquee event, Octoberfast. This now presents the golden opportunity for Mahoning Valley to open and close the season with RoC races and crown a series champion.

“This is pretty awesome. With the cooperation of the Santee’s it’s just been outstanding to be able to bring the RoC Tour back to Mahoning Valley Speedway,” said Joe Skotnicki RoC Series head.

“We talked about this early on and then again recently that I was looking for that season ending event that has all the elements that brings everyone together. Octoberfast is a celebration of the sport and there isn’t a better place to do that for our final race then Mahoning Valley Speedway.

“I’m pretty certain that fans will be in for a real treat. The dynamics that are building up the (RoC) Series is going to be pretty incredible.”

The Modifieds will also see high profile shows with the Triple 25s on May 7. The Bob “Heavy” Scherer Memorial which will be run as a twin-50 event and in a real twist the season point finale on October 1 will also contested as twin 50 lappers.

The American Rental Street Stock Gamblers Series will be back with a special six race series that pays additional cash to the top card holders in those poker format races.

Late Models get an extra distance point race with the Annual George Ramos “Pineapple 50” on July 2. Same goes for the Dirt Mods who will run an extended laps feature on June 18. The Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks also have special dates inked.

Small Car Enduros have four race dates that span across the schedule plus touring groups such as the ATQMRA, All-Star Slingshots and Micro Stocks have been apportioned numerous dates.

Track officials have taken the initiative to give some classes a night off from the weekly grind in order to make a well-rounded program for all.

Pre-season Test and Tune days will take place on March 2 and April 2-3.

The complete 2016 schedule, which is subject to change, is accessible on the track’s website at www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com Mahoning Valley Speedway in located on PA Route 443 just a few miles west of Lehighton.

MAHONING VALLEY SPEEDWAY 2016 SCHEDULE

Sat 26Mar Test and Tune 12 to 4 FREE
Sat 2-Apr Test and Tune 12 to 4 FREE
Sun 3-Apr Test and Tune 12 to 4 FREE
Sat 9-Apr Opening Night: RoC Tour Mods 75L $2800-to-win + LM, SS, HS 4:00 pm start $25
Sat 16Apr Regular show all divisions + ARSSGS Race #1 + Micro Stocks $12
Sat 23Apr Regular show all divisions + All Star Slingshots $12
Sat 30Apr Regular show all divisions + Small Car Enduro + ATQMRA $14
Sat 7-May Modified Triple 25s + all regular divisions $22
Sat 14May Regular show all divisions + Car Cruise $12
Sat 21May Regular show all divisions $12
Sat 28May ARSSGS Race #2 Street Stock 75 + all regular divisions $18
Sat 4-Jun Baltimore Life Insurance Fan Appreciation Night all divisions + Micro Stocks 5:00 pm start NO DISCOUNTS $8
Sat 11-Jun Regular show all divisions + Small Car Enduro $14
Sat 18-Jun Dirt Mods 50L $1200-to-win + all regular divisions $18
Sat 25-Jun Regular show all regular divisions $12
Sat 2-Jul Late Model $1200-to-win Pineapple 50 Memorial + all regular divisions $18
Sat 9-Jul Regular show all divisions + Micro Stocks $12
Sat 16-Jul Regular show all divisions $12
Sat 23-Jul Bob “Heavy” Scherer Memorial Mods Twin 50L $1800-to-win each + all reg. classes $22
Sat 30-Jul Regular show all divisions $12
Sat 6-Aug No Late Models – Regular show all other track classes + Micro Stocks + Car Cruise $12
Sat 15Aug No Dirt Mods – Hobby Stocks 35L $400 to win + all other track classes + ATQMRA $12
Sat 20Aug No Pro 4 – Regular all other track classes + Small Car Enduro $12
Sat 27Aug Regular show all divisions $12
Sat 3-Sep StStk Triple 20s $400-to-win each ARSSGS Race #3,4,5 + all regular divisions $20
Sat 10-Sep MVS/Dorney Park Champions Reunion Night – Regular show all divisions + ATQMRA $12
Sat 17-Sep No Racing
Sat 24-Sep Regular show all divisions + Small Car Enduro $14
Sat 1-Oct Mods Twin 50s $1800-to-win each + all regular divisions Final Points $22
Sat 8-Oct Rain date for final points race
Sat 22-Oct OCTOBEFAST 2016 RoC Tour Mods 150L ARSSGS Race # 6 + All Star Slingshots; Other classes TBA 3:00 pm start NO DISCOUNTS $25

SCHEDULE & TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Call 570-386-4900 for latest info on events, start times, weather, etc. on race day or log onto www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com or FACEBOOK at Mahoning Valley Speedway
Weekly Gate Times: Early practice 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Pit Gates 2:00 p.m. Grandstand 4:00 p.m. Practice 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Qualifying 6:00 p.m. $2.00 off admission price for students, seniors 65 + and active Military. MUST HAVE ID Children 10 and under are FREE.
SHOW IS CONSIDERED COMPLETE AFTER ALL HEATS ARE RUN.
Regular weekly classes: Modified, Late Model, Street Stock, Dirt Mod, Pro 4, 4-Cylinder Hobby Stock
ARSSGS – American Rental Street Stock Gamblers Series

2016 RACE OF CHAMPIONS MODIFIED SCHEDULES RELEASED

Currently 25 Race Dates: 15 asphalt, 10 dirt for the Race of Champions Modified Series-

Elma, New York (January 9, 2016) – Race of Champions management is proud to announce 25 race dates for Modified racing fans, both dirt and asphalt at premier racing facilities throughout the Northeast. Several familiar racing venues join the asphalt and dirt programs along with several new tracks to Race of Champions competitors giving everyone a variety of exciting events throughout the 2016 season to showcase the Race of Champions brand of racing.

IMG_7667“The 2016 schedule continues to be a work in progress,” stated Joe Skotnicki of the Race of Champions. “We’ve put a lot of emphasis on the importance of the schedule. It was our goal to create an exciting yet manageable schedule that gives our constituents all of the opportunities that they are seeking. It’s a challenging task and we are proud of what we have accomplished up to this point, but we will not going to rest on our laurels and continue to drive forward.”

The Race of Champions asphalt Modified Series will embark on 15 race journey, which includes the marquee “Race of Champions 250” on Saturday, September 17 at Oswego Speedway. Oswego will also play host to the 61-lap “Richie Evans Memorial” on Saturday, May 14. Lancaster National Speedway plays host to four events, with the traditional thrillers of the “US Open” (Sunday, September 25) and “Tommy Druar / Tony Jankowiak Memorial”(Saturday, August 20) returning to the slate as well as the IMG_7918 (2)Thursday, June 30 “Ole’ Boy Cup” and the “Queen City Clash” on Sunday, April 17. Mahoning Valley Speedway near Allentown, Pennsylvania will bookend the season with the opener on Saturday, April 9 and the season ending “Oktoberfast” event on Saturday, October 22. Lake Erie Speedway returns to the schedule with an event on Saturday, June 11 and Motordrome Speedway near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a new facility for the Series with a race on Friday, June 24. The Series will also visit Chemung (N.Y.) Speedrome and Spencer Speedway (Williamson, N.Y.) on two occasions in addition to the yearly stop at Holland (N.Y.) International Speedway in July.

The Race of Champions dirt Modified Series faces 10 challenging dates highlighted by the “New Yorker Race of Champions 200”. A 200-lap event on Saturday, September 10 at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York. The traditional “Icebreaker” at Selinsgrove (Penn.) Speedway will take place on Saturday, March 19 followed by the Southern Tier opener at Five Mile Point Speedway (Kirkwood, N.Y.) on Sunday, April 10. The Series then moves to a new track and event on Saturday, April 16 at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park, before returning to Utica-Rome, followed by new dates at Rolling Wheels Raceway (Elbridge, N.Y.), including an event in conjunction with the Short Track Super Series North Region at Rolling Wheels on Wednesday, July 13. The Series will conclude at Fonda (N.Y.) Speedway, which held the first ever Race of Champions event on dirt on Wednesday, September 14.

Work continues on the Race of Champions Sportsman programs on both asphalt and dirt. The Race of Champions asphalt Sportsman Series will be in action at Oswego Speedway on Friday, September 17 as a highlight, while the Race of Champions dirt Crate Sportsman schedule will be highlighted by dates at Ohsweken Speedway in Ontario, Canada on Monday, July 25 along with stops at Freedom (Delavan, N.Y.) Motorsports Park on Saturday, July 2 and Friday, September 2. The entire Race of Champions Sportsman schedules will be released in the near future.

The Race of Champions is a sanctioning body presenting Modified and Stock Car racing on asphalt and dirt surfaces throughout the Northeast, with events in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The 66th annual Race of Champions weekend will take place in 2016 and is the second longest consecutive auto-racing event in North America, second only to the Indianapolis 500.

For more information, contact;

Race of Champions Media at media@rocmodifiedseries.com

Follow us on Twitter; Instagram and Facebook; @RoCModSeries

2016 Race of Champions asphalt Modified Series Schedule;

Day of the Week Month Day Track Laps
Saturday April 9 Mahoning Valley Speedway 75
Sunday April 17 Lancaster National Speedway 75
Sunday May 1 Chemung Speedrome 100
Saturday May 14 Oswego Speedway 61
Friday June 3 Spencer Speedway 75
Saturday June 11 Lake Erie Speedway 75
Friday June 24 Motordrome Speedway 75
Thursday June 30 Lancaster National Speedway 60
Saturday July 9 Holland International Speedway 100
Friday July 22 Spencer Speedway 75
Saturday August 6 Chemung Speedrome 75
Saturday August 20 Lancaster National Speedway 110
Saturday September 17 Oswego Speedway 250
Sunday September 25 Lancaster National Speedway 125
Saturday October 22 Mahoning Valley Speedway 150

2016 Race of Champions dirt Modified Series Schedule;

Day of the Week Monh Day Track Laps
Saturday March 19 Selinsgrove Speedway 40
Sunday April 10 Five Mile Point Speedway 66
Saturday April 16 Canandaigua Motorsports Park 53
Sunday May 29 Utica-Rome Speedway 55
Monday July 4 Rolling Wheels Raceway 50
Wednesday July 13 Rolling Wheels Raceway 50
Sunday August 21 Utica-Rome Speedway 60
Wednesday August 24 Rolling Wheels Raceway 50
Saturday September 10 Utica-Rome Speedway 200
Wednesday September 14 Fonda Speedway 60

 

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