Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2014 recently announced that their premier Super Late Model race, the Third Annual Summer Showdown on June 27 – 28 has an unprecedented purse. $20,000.00 will be awarded to the winner of the 200-lap Summer Showdown on the BIG 5/8-mile paved oval. It is the biggest payday in the history of Super Late Model racing in the Northwest – over $100,000 in prize money. The race is expected to draw cars not only from the West, but all over the country. The rules and entry form are available at the Speedway’s web site at www.evergreenspeedway.com.
There has been keen interest for this record setting race on the BIG track by drivers from all over the country. The Summer Showdown is expected to draw the most Super Late Models in the 60-year history of Evergreen Speedway. There are two drivers that will definitely be there, last year’s winner Jay Sauls and the inaugural winner Pete Harding. Harding won $10,000.00 and Sauls took home a record $12,000.00.
This year’s format for the Summer Showdown has changed a bit with Thursday June 26 being an open practice and not mandatory for Summer Showdown cars to attend.
Friday June 27 practice for Summer Showdown, Street Stocks and Mini-Stocks will begin at 1pm. Qualifying begins at 4:30pm. Opening ceremonies begin at 6:30pm followed by 30-lap mains for Mini-Stocks and Street Stocks on the BIG track. The 25-lap Summer Showdown Qualifying Heats will follow. The top 24 starting positions in Saturday’s Summer Showdown 200 will come from the top spots in the Qualifying Heats. 25-28 will be the fastest 4 by time who did not qualify through heat races. The remaining spots of the 32 car Summer Showdown 200 will come from Saturday’s LCQ.
Saturday’s June 28 schedule starts with practice for Summer Showdown SLM and the visiting Pro 4 Alliance Series from 11am to 2pm. Pro 4 qualifying is at 2:30pm. The 50-lap LCQ goes off at 4pm with the 40-lap Pro 4 race at 5pm. Opening ceremonies are at 6:30pm followed by the 200-lap Third Annual Summer Showdown.
As it was last year the yellow flag laps will be counted and if there is an expected long delay there will be a red flag. There will be a break at or around lap 100. The break will be 7 minutes for cars to be fueled and tired for the final 100.
The Last Chance Qualifier race has a new payout with the top four having a chance to transfer to the Summer Showdown 200 and receive $600 in addition to your finishing position in the 200. Or take $2,000 and not transfer if you are the LCQ winner.
There are special RV/Camping and Hotel prices for teams. Call 360-805-6100 for more information.
The Grand Marshall for this Big money Super Late Model event will be announced in the next few weeks.
Evergreen Speedway celebrating its 60th year in operation has many special events throughout the season. During the 50th year the top 50 drivers were announced. 10 more will be added to the all time greatest list.
For a limited time there are reserved tickets in sections D & E at a reduced price. These reserved seats are expected to go fast so call 360-805-6100 or go to www.evergreenspeedway.com .
Saturday night April 12 was the first of four Frontier Communications Family Nights and the $10 per ticket with 10 and under free drew a good crowd to watch the Outlaw Figure 8 season debut. Nick Gunderson (Marysville, WA) started the season as a winner. The Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Street Stock feature winner was Roger Drake (Arlington, WA). Foster Press NASCAR Mini-Stock main went to rookie Trenton Moriarity (Monroe, WA) and the Interstate Batteries Hornet Division main winner was Scott Hunt (Kenmore, WA). In the traveling series main for the Northwest Pro 4 Trucks, Terry Warren (Everett, WA) was victorious. The next Frontier Communications Family Night is on Saturday May 31.
Outlaw Figure 8 winner Nick Gunderson took the lead early in the 50-lap main and was close to a half lap ahead of second place Don Eslick (Marysville, WA), at the end. Third place was last season’s Super Figure Eight champion Ricky Dietz (Arlington, WA). Part time racer Chris Curtis (Marysville, WA) finished fourth and fifth went to Mike Steltz (Snohomish, WA).
Roger Drake won his second Street Stock main in a row to start the season. Drake who won last season’s division championship started the season winning three in a row. In two weeks we will find out if he matches last season’s start. Second place went to Darrell Lutovsky (Shoreline, WA) and third was Steve Ptacek (Snohomish, WA). A close battle for the fourth and fifth spots went to finish line with Kevin Compton (Kirkland, WA) just ahead of rookie Mike Marthaller Jr. (Everett, WA).
Mini-Stock division winner Trenton Moriarity is the son of Tom Moriarity who has won three Mini-Stock and six Super Late Model championships at evergreen Speedway. Trenton a rookie to racing at Evergreen Speedway won his first ever main well ahead of second place finisher Eric Whittaker (Everett, WA). Third went to last week’s winner Bobby DeYoung (Darrington, WA) while fourth went to Scott Burby (Clearview, WA) and fifth to Travis Woodward (Lake Stevens, WA).
Scott Hunt won the Hornet main in strong fashion. Hunt missed being last season’s champion in this division by just two points. Hunt made some daring and strong moves to work from the back to the front of the 30-lap main on the Boot road course. Cullen Hubbard (Kenmore, WA) finished second with the third the spot on the podium held by former Super Figure Eight racer Jerry Funden (Marysville, WA). Fourth and fifth went to Gary Rarden (Stanwood, WA) and Justin Brave (Snohomish, WA) respectively.
The NW Pro 4 Truck Series race was slowed by many cautions. The winner Terry Warren had to come from the back of the short field with under 10-laps to go in the shortened to 25-lap feature. Second place went to Matt Greene (Snohomish, WA) with third going to Mike Tipps (Snohomish, WA). Cecil Howard (Ellensburg, WA) finished fourth and Haylie Wilkinson (Lake Stevens, WA) finished fifth.
Next Up at Evergreen Speedway: Saturday April 26 is the Open Road RV Night featuring the Emerald City Harley-Davidson of Lynnwood NASCAR Whelen All American Series Super Late Model 75 on the 3/8-mile paved oval. Plus the Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Street Stocks, Foster Press NASCAR Mini-Stocks, NASCAR Super Stock Figure 8’s and the traveling NW Vintage Modifieds. Rain or Shine racing at 6pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. Evergreen Speedway is in Monroe, WA at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds with the fans protected by the covered grandstands.
For more information and or tickets go to www.evergreenspeedway.com or call 360-805-6100.
Evergreen Speedway Official Results for Saturday April 12:
Outlaw Figure 8 Main (50-laps): 1-Nick Gunderson; 2-Don Eslick; 3-Ricky Dietz; 4-Chris Curtis; 5-Mike Steltz; 6-Jake Repin; 7-Chris Harrison; 8-Zach Larson
Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Street Stock Main (30-laps 3/8-mile oval): 1-Roger Drake; 2-Darrell Lutovsky; 3-Steve Ptacek; 4-Kevin Compton; 5-Mike Marthaller Jr.; 6-Chad Fitzpatrick; 7-Kenny Erickson; 8-Jim Foti; 9-John McCourt ; 10-Donny Engh; 11-Nikki Bristol
Foster Press NASCAR Mini-Stock Main (30-laps 3/8-mile oval): 1-Trenton Moriarity; 2-Eric Whittaker; 3-Bobby DeYoung; 4-Scott Burby; 5-Travis Woodward; 6-Nat Barber; 7-Brad Thomas; 8-Andrew Schukar; 9- Kenny McCoy; 10-Sheridan Horn-Vincent; 11-Brian Taylor; 12-Chuck Richard; 13-Chad Sinner; 14-Cody Korosches; 15-Devin Kessler
Interstate Batteries Hornet Main (20-laps Boot Road Course): 1-Scott Hunt; 2-Cullen Hubbard; 3-Jerry Funden; 4-Gary Rarden; 5-Justin Brave; 6-Zach Bristol; 7-Richard Morgan; 8-Rick Hubbard; 9-Jeff Thomas; 10-Zach Neel; 11-Derek Thomas; 12-Cody Hoopes; 13-James Estes; 14-Jason Wilson; 15-Mike Ridley; 16-Mark Keith
Northwest Pro 4 Truck Series (25-laps 3/8-mile oval): 1-Terry Warren; 2-Matt Greene; 3-Mike Tipps; 4-Cecil Howard; 5-Haylie Wilkinson; 6-Jennifer Sundholm; 7-JR Kelley; 8-Rick Shaver; 9-Aaron Greene; 10- Pete Brady
Saturday April 19 at 11am
This is our 3rd annual NissanFest event at Evergreen Speedway, with the success of last year we are happy to bring it back with even more events and activities for everyone to enjoy! This year we’re bringing back the Car Show, Drift Competition and adding some other great activities for all automotive enthusiasts.
General Admission – $10
On Saturday night April 12 at Evergreen Speedway the first of four Family Nights presented by Frontier Communications lets everyone in for just $10 with children 10 and under FREE. The night will feature the Outlaw Figure Eights, Northwest Pro 4 Truck Series, Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Street Stocks, Foster Press NASCAR Mini-Stocks and Interstate Batteries Hornets. Racing begins at 6pm at Washington State’s only NASCAR track located at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA. Evergreen Speedway is the home of the $100,000.00 Summer Showdown on June 27 & 28.
The former Super Figure Eight division, now known as the Outlaw Figure Eights, makes its season debut. Last year’s champion Ricky Dietz will be back to defend. Others expected for the season opening race will be Nick Gunderson, Mike Steltz, Seth Funden and Pat Clark to name just a few of the many.
Street Stock defending champion Roger Drake, started last season with three wins, has started his defense with a win in last week’s division season opening race. A dry track could change things this week.
Bobby DeYoung, Mini-Stock driver, had a strong car on opening night and will return to see if the dry track is as good.
The Hornet division opened their season two weeks ago. The winner of that main was Mark Hubbard. Last year’s runner-up in this division Scott Hunt was second.
Another group making their season debut is the traveling Northwest Pro 4 Truck Series. This series will be at Evergreen six times in the 2014 season with the Bill Saul’s Memorial Championship race on Saturday September 13.
Monroe, WA (April 6, 2014): On Saturday April 5 Evergreen Speedway opened their NASCAR season. The weather had one win and four other divisions had their winners. The feature of the night was to be the 125-lap Coca Cola Challenge for the Emerald City Harley-Davidson NASCAR Super Late Models. Unfortunately the weather won that one and the event has been postponed. Four other divisions did get their races in despite the wet conditions. The 2013 Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Street Stock Division champion opened his defense of the title with a win. Roger Drake as he did in 2013 opened his season in victory lane. Bobby DeYoung, who has been working tirelessly on the rescue/recovery mission in Oso, WA, took time off to come race in the Foster Press NASCAR Mini-Stock Division and held off all challengers for an emotional win. Steve Peters won the NASCAR Super Stock Figure 8 main and Seth Funden won the Buzz Inn Steakhouse NASCAR Stinger 8 feature.
The Coca Cola Challenge 125 for Super Late Models will be rescheduled for later in the season. It was disappointing to everyone that the weather front moved over the track during the early afternoon and did not leave until late in the evening. There were 19 cars with some in the pits and others waiting to see what the weather was going to do.
Street Stocks are a rain or shine division and winner Roger Drake showed his prowess on the 3/8-mile with a slick surface. In 2013 Drake started the season, also a wet night, with a win. Drake went on to win the first three races of the season on his way to his first NASCAR championship. Drake waited for the condition of the track to get a bit drier as he took the lead from Jim Foti. Darrell Lutovsky finished third ahead of Kenny Erickson and Steve Ptacek.
Emotions were high as the fans watched a great race in the Mini-Stock Division. Winner Bobby DeYoung had the crowd cheering him on as he held off those that tried to steal the victory away from his firm grip. DeYoung who owns a logging and excavating company has been putting in countless volunteer hours working on the rescue and recovery after the terrible mudslide in Oso, WA. It was hard for him to hold back the tears as he was being interviewed after the win. Second place finisher Andrew Schukar did not make it easy for DeYoung. Multiple times Schukar pulled alongside in the wet conditions and tried to make the pass. Third went to Brad Thomas, fourth to rookie Chad Sinner and fifth went to another rookie Trenton Moriarity.
Steve Peters had no challengers in the new Super Stock Figure 8 Division main. Peters, a veteran of figure eight racing, showed that even a wet track would not slow his pursuit of another win. Second place went to another figure eight veteran Doug Delfel. Third place finisher Quentin Borreson held off Steve Schoenfeldt and Brian Little who finished fourth and fifth respectively.
The car that Seth Funden used for the win in the Stinger 8 Division is normally driven by Nicole Pollard. Funden used his figure eight racing skills by wasting no time in taking the lead in the 30-lap main. Joselyn LaFleur finished a distant second. Third went to newcomer to racing Toby Jenkins who made a last lap pass on Matt Somerville. Fifth went to Gary Rarden.
Next up at Evergreen Speedway on April 12 as part of their 60th anniversary season, the first of four Family Nights presented by Frontier Communications. All adults will get in for $10 while 10 and under will be free. The Outlaw Figure Eight Division will make their season debut as will the Northwest Pro 4 Truck Series. In addition the Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Street Stock, Foster Press NASCAR Mini-Stock and Interstate Batteries Hornet Divisions are back in action. Racing will be at 6pm and front gates will open at 4pm. The normal 50/50 raffle will not happen on Saturday as the hat will be passed and money collected will be distributed to the charities in Oso, WA
For more information and or tickets go to www.evergreenspeedway.com or call 360-805-6100.
Official Results for Evergreen Speedway Coca Cola NASCAR Season Opener April 5:
Emerald City Harley-Davidson of Lynnwood NASCAR Super Late Models (125-laps 3/8-mile oval): Postponed Due to Weather
Foster Press NASCAR Mini-Stocks (30-laps 3/8-mile oval):1-Bobby DeYoung; 2-Andrew Schukar; 3-Brad Thomas; 4-Chad Sinner; 5-Trenton Moriarity; 6-AJ Verdugo; 7-Scott Burby; 8-Devin Kessler; 9-Travis Woodward; 10-Sheridan Horn-Vincent; 11-Brian Taylor; 12-Nat Barber
Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Street Stocks (30-laps 3/8-mile oval):1-Roger Drake; 2-Jim Foti; 3-Darrell Lutovsky; 4-Kenny Erickson; 5-Steve Ptacek; 6-Kevin Compton; 7-Mike Marthaller; 8-John McCourt; 9-Chad Fitzpatrick; 10-Nikki Bristol
Super Late Models will not run tonight. We will still be running the other 4 classes. Come out today and use your ticket from today get a half price ticket for one of our other April races.