Postpones “March Madness” Enduros;
Revises Four Banger Sunday Format
St. Johns, PA-
to the severity of the storm that is predicted to slam the
east coast, Evergreen Raceway has decided to postpone their
“March Madness” Enduros to Sunday, March 26.
“I’d rather make this decision early and allow for teams to
plan for the next show”, noted speedway promoter, Jason
“The last thing that anyone wants is for someone to have an
accident on the way to the track or as they’re headed home.
This way it’ll give everyone time to prepare for the final
event of our Triple Crown Series.”
Fans that attend “March Enduro Madness” won’t only see each
event winner, but also the final Triple Crown Series
champions for the 4-Cylinder and 6/8-Cylinder Enduro
Drivers can save $10 by pre-registering. The
pre-registration fee is $40 per event. If drivers are not
pre-registered on race day, the fee to compete is $50. The
pre-entry deadline has been extended to March 23.
Upon arrival at the track, drivers will pull pills for their
starting positions. All pre-registered drivers will start
ahead of those who were not pre-registered. All drivers must
visit the track office upon arrival to the track. Each
driver will receive a slip with their starting position. Any
pre-registered driver(s) who are not present for the drivers
meeting will have to start at the rear of the field. No
The pit gates will swing open for all of the series events
at 10 AM. The drivers meeting will take place at 12 noon and
racing will kick off at 1:00 PM.
Grandstand admission for each event is just $5. Pit
admission is $25 and the transponder rental fee is $10.
Prior to the schedule revision,
the track planned on hosting an event called “Four Banger
Sunday”. That event is now pushed out to Sunday, April 9.
The divisional format has been adjusted and the divisions on
the card are the Evan’s Roadhouse Four Cylinders and the
Wheel’s Bar & Grill Junior Four Cylinders. The regular Four
Cylinder feature will be 40 laps and thanks to
Thanks to J & K Auto Service and Race Fab,
Big Al's Subpar Sandwich Shop,
Lehigh Valley Grand Prix and Talk Shirty
the winner will take home $400.
The Legends and Bandoleros were originally scheduled.
However, due to work that is needed on the apron of the
track, those divisions have been replaced with a 40-lap
“Soccer Mom 40” minivan Enduro.
Those who wish to compete in the Soccer Mom 40 event will be
charged a $40 registration fee on race day. Drivers are to
follow the regular Enduro event rules for the event. The
payout will be based on the speedway’s standard Enduro
payout sheet, based on car count.
The pit gates on Sunday, April 9 will swing open at 10:30
AM. Four Cylinder practice will kick off at 12:30 PM and
racing will begin at 2 PM. The grandstands will open at 11
AM. Grandstand admission is just $5 for adults and free for
kids 12 years of age and younger. Pit admission is $35 and
transponder rental fee is $10.
"March Madness" Enduro Links for
Sunday, March 26
TRIPLE CROWN STANDINGS
Evergreen’s “March Enduro Madness”
Triple Crown Finale is Slated for March 26
St. Johns, PA (2/16/2017) Thanks to the support received
from the first two of three “Triple Crown Series” events,
it’s been a successful start to the 2017 season at Evergreen
Raceway. The final leg of the series is slated for Saturday,
March 18 and the first two events have been nothing short of
exciting and entertaining.
The “Triple Crown Series” are points paying events. The top
five finishers in each 4-Cylinder and 6/8-Cylinder Enduro
will receive a payout and trophy, in accordance with
Evergreen’s Enduro payout schedule, which is listed on their
Drivers will receive one point per position based on where
they finish after tech inspection (one point per position.
Ex: 20 cars, winner gets 20 pts, 2nd gets 19,
Several sponsors have come onboard for the series, including
Wheel’s Bar & Grill and Piechota’s Service Center, who added
an extra $100 to the Four Cylinder race winner for each
event during the three race series.
Drivers are asked to keep a tally of their mileage to the
track, as kitchen managers Kevin and April Makarewicz will
present the furthest traveled 6/8-cylinder Enduro racer with
a $100 Visa gift card.
Verwys and O’Neill in Tune
with Winter Blues Victories
St. Johns, PA (2/11/2017)- With snow and slush covering the
racing surface at Evergreen Raceway, Seventy six entrants
took part in the second leg of the speedway’s ‘Triple Crown
Series’. Spring like temperatures helped bring fans to the
track for the action, which was intense in the early going.
When it was all said and done, Pete Verwys of Stroudsburg
came home with the ‘Winter Blues’ Four Cylinder Enduro
victory. After starting fifth on the grid in the
6/8-Cylinder portion of the show, Harry O’Neill of
Mountaintop grabbed the lead and never looked back for his
second straight victory.
Bob Wink started from the pole and led the first circuit of
the 100-lap Four Cylinder Enduro. Dave Imler, Jr. held
second, followed by Frank Shetler, Chris Rose and Tom
With four laps complete, Pete Verwys grabbed second and set
his sights on the leader. Three laps later Verwys made a bid
for the lead, which was a success. Meanwhile, Scott Adams
cracked the top five and later challenged Wink for second.
Letter from the promotor:
I would like to address a concerning issue that occurred at the
kick off of the 2017 season at Evergreen Raceway, but I
would first like to thank all the staff, drivers, crews and
fans that attended. It was a super cold day in Northeast PA,
and we tried our best to be prepared but the cold temps sure
made it tough. Given some of the uncontrollable weather
related contributing situations, at the end of the day, it
was a successful day at the races. Racers came to race and
the fans got to enjoy some awesome racing!!!
The purpose of the Evergreen Raceway Enduro Division is to keep the
car build cost to a minimum, keeping the series an
affordable racing experience. I am extremely upset with what
I saw on Saturday,regarding the fair amount of full built
race carsthat were present. We occasionally host a race in
our Enduro Series called Open Competition (run whatcha
brung) but this past Saturday wasn’t one of them. The Enduro
4 cylinder and or the 6/8 cylinder class is a street car
division. By no means was this series brought to life many
years ago to host machines that are equipped
with locked rears, racing gears with worked up power plants.
Evergreen Raceway has multiple car divisions that will be
ran throughout the 2017 season. Look over the rules on our
website and see what division your machine falls into. The
Enduro divisionisstrictly a
GO. Take a
current or past street driven automobile, follow the Enduro
Series rules that are listed on our website and build your
ride to the specifications.One “non-stock” item we will
allow are racing wheels. This exception is for the safety of
the drivers and fans. All four wheels must maintain the
stock vehicle offset and all four must be the same size.
Moving forth into the 2017 season, if you attend a regular
divisional Enduro event and pilot a ride that is fully
caged, has a locked rear, racing gears, a worked up motor,
YOU WILL GET CAUGHT in our pre-race tech. If your machine is
found to be illegal, you will be disqualified and
NO REFUNDSwill be
I understand the actions that are being set in place may chase cars
awayand fuel up the track bashing that will now begin on the
world wide diary, but by us allowing a car that is built
outside of the specifications, it’s diverting many
individuals from turning that Sundance sitting under the
pine tree into their racing hot rod. It keeps newbie and old
Enduro competitorsfrom making a decision to purchase a low
budget car or even buy an already built Enduro.
On a very personal
note, when the original Enduro Series was born at Evergreen
Raceway, me and my team would get a car on a Thursday,
prepare her to the rules, hit Perky’s up for a set of his
finest tires and we were ready for some Sunday fun. For me,
Enduro racing is all about taking a 1986 four door Crown
Vic, decaled up with my car number from the cheapest rattle
can of paint mark’s Wholesale had that day….then on race
day, hitting 50 MPH down the stretches pushing up into the
turns like a bull dozer, hoping that right front tire can
sustain 100 laps of my abuse. Fellow racers, love or hate me
but it is with all the best of intent, to get back to what
this series was meant for.
Evergreen Raceway has
purchased all the necessary equipment needed to tech motors
for the 2017 Season. As stated earlier, come cheated up, we
will catch you, you will be disqualified and
NO REFUNDS will be given.
Establishing Relationships with Evergreen Raceway
St. Johns, PA (1/8/2017)- The official 2017 racing season at
Evergreen Raceway officially kicked off last Saturday with
their “Snowball 100” Enduros. However, it’s not the only
thing that the track managers have been gearing up for, even
prior to the end of last season. Improvements on the
speedway grounds have been ongoing for months and the
sponsorship hunt has also been ongoing. Recently, the
speedway decided to extend an incentive filled sponsorship
proposal to several area businesses, which paid off to
establish a relationship between the speedway and those
Bryan Kelly and Harry
O’Neill Snowball to Success at Evergreen
St. Johns, PA (1/7/2017)- The 2017 racing season officially
kicked off Saturday at Evergreen Raceway with their
“Snowball 100” Enduros. The event is the first leg of the
speedway’s “Triple Crown Series”, which will run through the
winter months of this season. Nearly 50 Four Cylinders took
the green for the 100-lap show and when it was all said and
done, Bryan Kelly of Long Island, NY passed post race tech
to back into victory. Following a torrid battle with TJ
Kapish, Harry O’Neill of Mountaintop, PA pulled off his
first win in the 6/8-Cylinder division.
Evergreen Raceway Announces
2017 Divisions and Race Dates
St. Johns, PA (12/28/2016)- Following an uphill battle but
yet successful 2016 racing season at Evergreen Raceway,
track management has been going nonstop with plans and
improvements for the 2017 season at the historic one third
mile asphalt oval. Most improvements to the speedway grounds
are currently underway and the torrid pace of upgrades and
planning is also in continuation.
The season schedule that is
released features events for the Modifieds, Late Models,
Street Stocks, Four Cylinders, Enduros, INEX Legends and
Bandoleros. New divisions were added as well, including a
division for Junior Four Cylinder drivers, the Outlaw Stocks
and Strictly Stock vehicles. The speedway has decided to
limit their regular shows to a maximum of three or four
divisions per race day, which will give those in attendance
just the right amount of action that they’ll be hungry for.
As done in the past, the speedway will begin their season
with Sunday afternoon shows before switching to Friday
evenings during the anticipated hot summer months. The
season will close out with regular shows switching back to
Sunday and many special events are planned in between,
including Drifting and classic and custom car shows.
Evergreen’s “Triple Crown Series”
Gaining Steam and Sponsors
St. Johns, PA (12/4/2016) Since the announcement of their
upcoming “Triple Crown Series” for Enduro drivers to have a
little fun during the off season, Evergreen Raceway has been
busy with ongoing track improvements in preparation for the
much anticipated wintertime series. The excitement and
momentum has been building, which helped bring additional
sponsors to the table, bringing additional incentives for
The “Triple Crown Series” will
be a points paying event and the top five finishers in each
4-Cylinder and 6/8-Cylinder Enduro will receive a payout and
trophy, in accordance with Evergreen’s Enduro payout
schedule, which is listed on the speedway website. Drivers
will receive one point per position based on where they
finish after tech inspection (one point per position. Ex: 20
cars, winner gets 20 pts, 2nd gets 19, etc).
Thanks to former track champion, Dale Fey, and his business,
Wheel's Bar & Grill, ad additional $100 will be given to the
Four Cylinder Triple Crown Series champion. An additional
$250 was donated by an anonymous sponsor as well. With those
sponsors added to the Four Cylinder Triple Crown champion,
along with the $500 prize put up by the speedway, the Four
Cylinder Trip Crown champion will take home an impressive