Five classes of race cars took to the track Saturday night at Evergreen Speedway, including an
exciting demonstration by the Evergreen Drift cars that filled the air with tire smoke and a bunch
of new fans in the grandstands.
Up first in the Interstate Batteries Hornet division, Scott Hunt in his #22 car wrestled the lead
away from a hard charging Cody Hoopes on lap 15 and hung on for the victory. Hoopes finished
2nd with Mike Ridley in the 3rd spot.
The Outlaw Figure 8’s had a dry track to race on in preparation for their upcoming 60 Minutes
of FEAR show next Saturday, and it was the fence climbing Cowboy John Carlson dominating
the event with a wire to wire 30 lap main event win. Nick Gunderson finished 2nd with last
season’s champion Mike Steltz taking 3rd. In a classy move, the driver of the 74 car Chris Curtis
made his way up to the stage to personally thank all his competitors for their help in repairing
his car’s earlier crash damage.
Evergreen Drift made quite an impression on the fans. When the smoke cleared, last season’s
champion Cameron Moore wowed the crowd with the win. Matt Van Kirk finished 2nd and Cole
Werner finished 3rd. They then brought their cars up to the grandstand and happily answered
questions and proudly showed off their amazing cars.
The WESCO Sprints were on hand for their first appearance at Evergreen Speedway. The main
event was a 30 lap feature with the #4 car of Mike Midendorf laying waste to the field with a
margin of victory totaling 9 seconds over 2nd place finisher Doug McLees. Cameron Neissenger
The Les Schwab NASCAR Street Stocks finished off the night with last season champion Roger
Drake getting a close win over a hard charging Kenny Erickson. Drake took the lead on lap 10,
and had a mirror full of Erickson’s white #22 Camaro for the rest of the race. The soon to be
graduating from high school Chad Fitzpatrick brought his #12 car to the finish in 3rd place.
Up next at Evergreen Speedway will be the iconic 60 Minutes of FEAR on May 2nd. This race is
one of the favorites for not only the fans in the grandstands, but the participants as well. The 60
Minutes of FEAR always brings out the best of the best, with both the Outlaw Figure 8’s and
Monroe Grocery Outlet Super Stock Figure 8’s filling out the field. Tickets can be purchased on
line at www.evergreenspeedway.com.
Frontier Communications presented its first Family Night of the 2015 season, and a nice crowd took advantage of the beautiful weather at Evergreen Speedway.
The NASCAR Interstate Batteries Hornets kicked of the main events with an exciting 25 lap feature. Mike Ridley drove a masterful race starting mid pack and carving his way through the field the 22 to take the win over Scott Hunt in 2nd and Mark Hubbard with an expiring engine finishing 3rd.
The Monroe Grocery Outlet NASCAR Super Stock Figure 8’s were up next with their 25 lap main. Quenton Boreson continued his winning ways in the 17 car, with veteran Doug Delfel finishing 2nd and Tony Hill, who is returning from a long layoff placing 3rd. This popular group is really gaining momentum adding new and vetreran drivers to fan favorite Figure Eight Racing!
The Northwest Pro 4 Trucks made their first appearance at Evergreen with a 25 lap main. Rick Shaver drove his number 43 truck to a main event win over the father son team of Aaron and Matt Green finishing 2nd and 3rd. The race went the first 22 laps under green.
Then the real fun began after a short intermission. The Les Schwab Street Stock main event was one that fans will remember for quite a while! Mike Marthaller in the 44 car had the early lead, then on lap 18, Carl Davidson took the lead, holding it until a caution on lap 26. Last week’s winner Jim Foti took the lead with a brilliant move diving under the 68 of Davidson on the restart and brought his #85 car to the checkered flag for the second win of the season. Davidson later reported he had a tire going down and could not hold off the challenge.
The final event of the night was the 75 lap Speedway Chevrolet NASCAR Super Late Model main event. 16 cars started the race on the 3/8’s oval, with Andy Sole on the pole, and 7-Time Champion Tom Moriarty on the outside front row. Moriarty got the lead early on, with Sole all over the back bumper cover of Moriarty’s #12 Chevrolet. Moriarty held the lead until a caution on lap 44. The #20 of Sole tried to sneak under Moriarty on the restart, with another caution on the restart negating Soles advance. On the ensuing restart, Moriarty and Sole drifted up in turn 2, allowing last season’s champion Mike Holden to go to the bottom of turn 2 and get the lead. Moriarty and Sole got together, tearing the nose off the #12. Moriarty ducked into the pits to get it removed. Rookie Luke Selliken was able to move into second place, with Doni Wanat and Andy Sole locked in a battle for third. Sole and Wanat get together in turn 3 causing both to spin, thus moving the 75 of Brandon Scheiber to move up to 3rd. On the final lap Sole collected Scheiber in turn 4, moving Jeff Knight up to 3rd for the finish.
Next up at Evergreen Speedway will feature the return of the WESCO Sprint Car Series, along with the NASCAR Outlaw Figure 8’s, NASCAR Les Schwab Street Stocks, NASCAR Interstate Batteries Hornets and an Exhibition event by Evergreen Drift. Tickets for this and any other event at Evergreen Speedway can be reserved online at www.evergreenspeedway.com.
Saturday April 11th was Scout Night presented by Coastal Community Bank at a soggy and cold
Evergreen Speedway, with a track surface that presented drivers with a ton of challenges.
Five classes took to the track, with the Buzz Inn Steakhouse Stinger 8’s starting off the main
events. Last season’s champion Toby Jenkins got the win as the rain poured down with Matt
Sommerville in second place and the 10X of Cody Hoopes finishing third.
The Foster Press Mini Stocks saw their second race of the season racing in conditions so totally
opposite of the season opener. The only thing consistent about Saturday’s race was that the
winner was last year’s champion and Rookie of the Year Trenton Moriarty with a wire to wire
wind for his second win in 2015. Trenton had his car set up for the rainy track conditions and left
the field in his wake. Matt Stone placed second with Brad Thomas in third.
In the Interstate Batteries Hornet main, the 23 car of Kahl Cheth led the first ten laps on the 6
turn road course. Mark Hubbard then took over the lead and built up a quick two second lead
before a caution on lap 12 changed the race. The 22 of Scott Hunt dove under Hubbard in turn
two and led for a short time until a caution for a three car blocking incident in the short chute
helped change the outcome. The 41 of Hubbard took back the lead on the restart and ran away to
the win, with his son Cullen Hubbard in second and Matt Greene finishing third.
The track conditions improved somewhat for the Les Schwab Tire Street Stocks main event. Jim
Foti pulled the wire to wire job for the win, surviving cautions on lap twelve when the 12 of
Chad Fitzpatrick and 44 of Mike Marthaller got together in turn 2. The field restarted, and by lap
20, Foti was out to a six second lead, eventually winning the race with Steve Ptacek in second
and a well-deserved third place finish for Randy Bueing, returning to racing for the first time in
almost twenty years.
Last up for the night was the Outlaw Figure 8’s. These high horsepower machines were beyond
twitchy on the slick track. John Carlson led the first seventeen laps of the twenty five lap feature
until he tried to pass Seth Funden in turn 3 and got tangled up allowing Chris Curtis to slip by
and take the lead for his first place win of the season. Carlson finished second and returning
champion Mike Steltz finished third.
Next up at the Super Speedway of the West will be one of the Frontier Communications Family
Nights, featuring the Speedway Chevrolet Super Late Models with a 75 lap Main Event on the
3/8’s, the Monroe Grocery Outlet Super Stock Figure 8’s, Buzz Inn Steakhouse Stinger 8’s,
Interstate Battery Hornets and the 2015 debut of the Northwest Pro 4 Trucks. Special Frontier
Family Night Prices are $10.00 for ALL ADULTS with Kids 10 and Under in FREE! This is
without a Doubt, one of the BEST values to see a Super Late Model race in the NW!
Tickets for this and all events can be purchased online at www.evergreenspeedway.com
It was a totally packed house at Evergreen Speedway Saturday night
to welcome the start of the 2015 season, as the Seahawkers of Snohomish County celebrated their favorite teams back to back NFC Championships with a day and night chock full of activities for fans of all ages.
Action on the race track was hot and heavy as 4 classes kicked off their respective seasons. First up was the Buzz Inn Steakhouse Stinger 8’s thrilling the crowd with a 30 lap main event. The race was slowed up on lap 8 with a 3 car hit in the intersection that retired 2 of the 3 involved. Brandon Lindberg led the field to the checkered flag, followed by Matt Somerville and Lance Ograin driving his #74 car to a third place finish.
The newly named Grocery Outlet of Monroe Super Stock Figure 8 division attacking the figure 8 track with a vengeance. 2014 champion Quentin Borreson led the majority of the face until a flat right front tire put him put him of contention lap 25 allowing veteran figure 8 racer Steve Peters to assume the lead and take the main event win. Eric Allison finished with a well-earned 2nd place. Doug Delfel started his 41st year of Figure 8 racing with a third place position.
The Foster Press NASCAR Mini Stocks were up next with their 30 lap main, Darrington’s Bobby DeYoung started at the back of the field and absolutely carved his way through the field, until colliding with Brad Thomas coming out of turn 4 on lap 12. DeYoung couldn’t recover from the spin, allowing early leader Scott Burby to lengthen his lead. Burby’s car went away on him, allowing last year’s champion Trenton Moriarty to run away from the field for an over 4 second victory over Burby with Travis Woodward finishing in third place.
The Speedway Chevrolet Super Late Models put 18 cars on the grid for their 75 lap feature. The 4 car invert put 7 time Evergreen Speedway Champion Tom Moriarty in the appropriately numbered and Seahawk themed 12 car on the pole. Needless to say with a packed grandstand full of 12 fans, it was a perfect event for Moriarty as he drove the 12 car to a wire to wire win. Moriarty was threatened by Tyler Tanner is his familiar #65 as the laps wound down, but managed to take advantage of picture perfect restarts to get the win. Tanner finished 2nd with Cle Elum’s Andy Sole driving his 20 car to a third place finish.
After the races were done, Mr. Dizzy Mike Buse gave the fans a thrill with climbing into a perfectly good mini-van and promptly had his crew blow the thing to smithereens, with Mr. Dizzy walking through the flame to a wildly cheering crowd. Them a stunning fireworks display with a great soundtrack and Seahawk radio calls ended the night for a throng of Seattle Seahawk fans.
Next up at The Super Speedway of the West will be the season debut of the fan favorite Outlaw Figure 8s, along with the Foster Press Mini Stocks, the Les Schwab Tire Street Stocks, Interstate Battery Hornets and Buzz Inn Steakhouse Stinger 8’s. Tickets for all events can be purchased online at www.evergreenspeedway.com or by calling the speedway office at 360-85-6100.
First we will have a youth pit pass available starting this week only available at the backgate. The youth pit pass will be $20 and will not require a NASCAR License. It will be for anyone 13 years and younger. Every youth pit pass must have a parental consent form signed in person, or have a notarized copy. This program was investigated over the off season and is aligned with other NASCAR tracks around the country.
Secondly we will be introducing a Fan/Sponsor pit pass that will be available after 5pm for $30. This has come from many of our drivers asking us for a way to get sponsors and friends to enter the pits without having a NASCAR License for a lower price. This pit pass will have the restriction that anyone wearing this pit pass is not aloud to work on a car.
Both of these programs are on a trial basis and can be revoked at any time if the Speedway Staff feels there are safety issues or the programs are being abused. Please help us keep the pits safe and now family friendly!
Car show from 12:12 on
Pony rides beginning around 1:30pm
Easter Egg Hunt at 3:30
Car show from noon on
50/50 from 2-8:30
Kids games from 1:30 to 4:30
START TIME 12:20
12:20-12:50 The Ride (classic rock)
12:50-1:05 band change
1:05-1:35 Goo Pah Band (popmusic)
1:35-1:50 band change
1:50-2:35 Grove Surfers (blues to top 40)
2:40-2:50 MC JAMZ & MYTHIKAL(quick rap)
2:50-3:35 Lost Dogma (country music)
3:40-3:50 Eric, Megan (Seahawks rap song)
3:50-3:55 VellVett (Seahawks rap song)
3:55-4:40 Jones & Fischer (top country band)
4:40-4:45 Sno Dub (Seahawks theme song)
Driver FanFest @ 5pm on the Track
Opening Ceremonies start @ 5:55
Marine Color Guard