On Saturday September 7th Evergreen Speedway will host the annual Economy Fence 1st Responders Night at the Races. Besides a tribute to our 1st Responders the night will feature three visiting series and three local divisions. The Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Street Stocks, Interstate Batteries NASCAR Hornets and V-8 Extremes are the local divisions with heated points chases in the Street Stock and Hornet Divisions. The WESCO Sprints, Columbia River Legends and NW Vintage Modifieds are the three visiting series. Everyone but the Hornets will be on the 3/8-mile paved oval, with the Hornets on the road course. Special pricing for this fantastic night of action with 1st Responders, Teens with ASB cards and 5 and under all FREE. All other tickets are just $7.00. Racing starts at 6pm. Front gates will open at 4pm. Some of the heat races will be from 5pm-6pm to accommodate all the expected cars.
Street Stock point leader Roger Drake will try to add to his 28-point lead for the 2013 division championship. Jason McQuinn will be trying to close that margin heading into next week’s championship race. Drake was able to win last week’s feature and McQuinn had trouble getting to the front. This will be an important week for both of the top two who are both looking for their first NASCAR Street Stock title.
Cyril Greenawalt leads the Hornet division by 11-points over Scott Hunt. Hunt won last week’s main and closed in on the title. Greenawalt is after his first speedway title as is Hunt. Including Saturday’s race the Hornet division has three remaining to decide who will be the 2013 champion. They will be on the 3/8-mile next week September 14 and on the road course for their championship on September 21.
The WESCO Sprints (Washington Econo Sprint Car Organization) will be making their first trip to Evergreen Speedway this season. On the 3/8-mile these winged sprint cars are very fast. Drivers expected are point leader Cody Stewart, Tim Halliday, Danny Mathews , Doug McClees and Todd Coleman.
The last time the Columbia River Legends were here at Evergreen Speedway the last lap and last turn decided the winner of their feature race. Young Parker Stephens won by a few feet with the pass on Duane Swanson. They brought 20-cars with them on June 8 and that many or more are expected for their last visit this season to the ‘Northwest Center of Racing’, Evergreen Speedway.
This will be the NW Vintage Modifieds last race of the season. Paul Field and Grant Clother have a good battle for the championship. Others expected will Robert Rux, John Mustered and Kyten Jones plus many others.
V-8 Extremes are a division of bump-to-pass drivers and always keep the fans well entertained with their crazy style of driving. Not knowing what the main event will be from Flag Pole to Figure 8 these drivers are prepared for anything.
For tickets and or more information got to www.evergreenspeedway.com or call 360-805-6100.
There is a Hornets race on 9/7. It is on the pocket schedule and the poster schedule but wasn’t added to the online schedule. This was from the date that was moved for Crash Factory Live along with the Street Stocks.
On Saturday night August 31 at Evergreen Speedway on the annual NASCAR Night presented by Northsound Racing and KING 5 TV, Daniel Moore took top honors in both Speedway Chevrolet NASCAR Whelen All American Series Super Late Model mains and was the quickest qualifier. In other action at the Evergreen State Fair, Roger Drake won the Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Street Stock main. Eric Whittaker won the Foster Press NASCAR Mini-Stock feature. The Interstate Batteries Hornet main winner was by Scott Hunt. Evan Margeson won the WMRA Midget main.
Moore who took over the points lead for the 2013 Super Late Model championship at the last race padded his lead by winning both 50-lap mains on the 3/8-mile. With just one race remaining for the season Moore will have a slightly comfortable lead. The Championship race will be on the BIG track on September 14. In race number one Moore grabbed the lead on lap 19 and never had problems. Second place went to Shane Sawin and third went to Scott LaCross. In race number two, Moore took over the top position on lap 43. Getting by leader Tom Moriarity who finished second, Moore cemented the triple win night and potentially the championship. Third went to John Zaretzke who took over the Jason Kooy car for the second race.
Street Stock point leader Drake also added to his point total and opened up a gap that may be insurmountable with two races remaining in this divisions run to the championship. The Street Stocks are on for next Saturday September 7 and the championship night September 14. Drake used the outside groove to get to the front on lap 28 of the 30-lap feature. Steve Ptacek who held the lead up to that point finished second ahead of Darrel Lutovsky. Early leader rookie 16-year old Chad Fitzpatrick had the lead until on a restart on lap 15 when a miscue got him a bit sideways and slid back to finish fifth. Fourth went to Joe Kneeland.
Whittaker winner of the Mini-Stock main is a visiting Outlaw Compact racer and does not get the winning points. Joe Hobbs who finished second will receive those points. Jon Roberts who came into the night with a sizeable lead in his effort to repeat as the division title holder had a DNF. With one race remaining this season Roberts only needs to get the green on championship night September 14. Second in points Devin Kessler had an eighth place finish and was unable to make a major dent into Roberts’ big lead. Third place in the race went to Outlaw driver Chad Benjamin and fourth went to another outlaw driver Jim Perry. Fifth was local racer Scott Burby.
The point’s battle for the Hornet Division title got a bit closer with second in points Scott Hunt taking the win and point leader Cyril Greenawalt finishing fifth. That is a 10-point difference. With Hunt winning his heat race and Greenawalt second in his there was a one point difference there. Unofficially the 20-point lead for Greenawalt is down to nine points. The Hornet division has two races remaining with a 3/8-mile oval race on September 14 and the championship on September 21. Second place in the race went to Mark Hubbard and third to Mike Dahar. Rick Hubbard was fourth.
Margeson again as he has each time he has raced here in the last two seasons with the WMRA owned the track. Winning by over 4 seconds Margeson keeps his streak alive. Second went to Ton Seidelman and third to Brad Curtis.
Next up at Evergreen Speedway is the annual Economy Fence 1st Responders Night on Saturday September 7. The night will feature the Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Street Stocks, WESCO Winged Sprints, Columbia River Legends and NW Vintage Modifieds all on the 3/8-mile oval. The racing will start at 6pm with front gates opening at 4pm. All tickets are just $7 and students with an ASB card and 1st Responders will be admitted free. For more information and or tickets go to www.evergreenspeedway.com or call 360-805-6100.
There is a slight adjustment in the Aug 31st and Sept 1st Schedules
The annual Evergreen State Fair and Evergreen Speedway team up for the Labor Day Weekend for Saturday August 31, Sunday September 1 and Monday September 2. On Saturday Northsound Racing presents NASCAR Night featuring twin 50-lap mains on the 3/8-mile oval for the Speedway Chevrolet NASCAR Whelen All American Series Super Late Models plus the Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Street Stocks, the Foster Press NASCAR Mini-Stocks and the Interstate Batteries Hornets. On Sunday it is the annual Evergreen State Fair demo Derby presented by Coastal Community Bank. The night features a Large Car Demo Derby, Mr. Dizzy Stunts, Emerald City Harley-Davidson in Lynwood Super/Stock Figure Eights, Buzz Inn Steakhouse Stinger 8’s, V-8 Extremes and a Giant Fireworks Display. Both Saturday and Sunday’s racing gets underway at 6pm. On Monday the Evergreen Drag Racing program takes to the track for the DeYoung Inc. Dash for Cash starting at 11am through the afternoon.
The point’s battle in two of the NASCAR divisions is extremely close. In the Super Late Models Daniel Moore has a 16-point edge on Tom Moriarity and Doni Wanat. Both Moore and Wanat are after their first championship while Moriarity has six. In the Street Stock Division Roger Drake has an 18-point spread on Jason McQuinn. Both Drake and McQuinn are after their first division title. The twin 50-lap mains for the SLM’s makes this a double points night with one race left and that being the championship night on September 14 on the BIG track. The SS have two more after Saturday the first on September 7 and the championship on September 14.
The Mini-Stocks and Hornets are running. Jon Roberts has the championship all but won in the MS division as he is making it a repeat of last year’s championship. In the Hornet division point leader Cyril Greenawalt has a 20-point margin over Scott Hunt. Both are after their first. MS championship night is September 14 and for the Hornets it is on September 21.
Both the Super Figure Eights and the Stinger 8’s go at it on Sunday as art of the Derby night. Their championship night is on September 21 and each only has that one race remaining. Ricky Dietz holds the points lead in the SF8 and Todd Stilwell in the S8 divisions. Sunday’s SF8 will be an open-comp with $1000 to win non points race.
For tickets go to www.evergreenfair.org . Race tickets will get you admitted to the fair. For more information call 360-805-6100.
This will be an Open Comp Non- Points Race. It will be 50 Laps and $1000 to win.
Chris Curtis just out of retirement won the 100-lap Emerald City Harley-Davidson in Lynnwood Super Figure Eight main at Evergreen Speedway on Seattle Sun Tan Night. Other winners were Dave Lund of the 30-lap Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Street Stock feature. Jon Roberts won the 30-lap main for the Foster Press NASCAR Mini-Stocks. Buzz Inn Steakhouse Stinger 8 main went to Gary Rarden. The visiting FSCRA Super 4 Late Model main winner was Jeff Jones. The clear weather night of racing was part of the annual Evergreen State Fair.
Curtis, only running the Boney Brothers car for the second time this season, took Liberty (name of the car) to its first win this season. Curtis was able to take advantage on lap77, of traffic at the intersection of the figure eight, when leader Nick Gunderson had to slow to avoid contact. Gunderson kept full pressure on Curtis the remaining laps and was unable to get by finishing a close second. Third went to Doug Delfel and fourth to Quinton Borreson.
Street Stock division winner Lund grabbed the lead on lap six and never gave it up. Jason McQuinn finished second and closed the gap for the division championship. Current point leader Roger Drake finished a distant 6th. McQuinn won his heat race and Drake finished second in his. That unofficially equates to a 9-point gain for McQuinn. Drake opened the night with a 27-point advantage. With three races remaining in that many weeks for this division, it looks to be very tight all the way to championship night on September 14th. Finishing third in the 30-lap main was newcomer Kevin Compton. Steve Ptacek and Darrell Lutovsky rounded out the top five of the 21-car turnout.
Roberts kept up his winning ways and the points lead for the 2013 Mini-Stock Division Championship by winning for the 6th time this season. Roberts inherited the lead on lap eleven when leader Chuck Richard exploded an engine. Second place went to Scott Burby and third to Ryan Rasmussen. Rookies Sheridan Horn-Vincent and Mike Marthaller Jr. made up the remainder of the top five.
The winner of the Stinger 8 main Rarden won his first ever race in this division. Rarden took the lead on lap 15 of 30 and was able to avoid traffic to gain that first win. Nicole Pollard and Todd Stilwell finished a close second and third respectively. Fourth and fifth went to Joselyn LaFleur and Jessica Gray.
For the visiting FSCRA Super 4 Late Model Series it came down to the final lap and the final run off turn four to the checkers to decide the winner. Jones running second got the lead on lap 33 of the 40-lap main. John Grosvenor got the lead back as the two headed to turn one on the final lap. Grosvenor had the slight edge exiting turn four as the checkers were waving but Jones won the drag race back to the line. Third went to Gracin Raz followed by Max Schroeder and Scott Graf.
Next up at Evergreen Speedway is the Evergreen State Fair Labor Day Weekend Triple Header. Starting with Saturday August 31 is the Northsound 1380 Racing Radio Night featuring the Speedway Chevrolet NASCAR Whelen All American Series Super Late Models for twin 50-lap mains on the 3/8-mile oval. Plus the Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Street Stocks, Foster Press NASCAR Mini-Stocks and the Interstate Batteries Hornets. Racing starts at 6pm. Day two of the triple header is on Sunday September 1 featuring the annual Coastal Community Bank Fair Demo Derby and Fireworks. The night will have a Large Car Demo Derby, Powder Puff Derby, Mr. Dizzy stunt, Emerald City Harley-Davidson Super Figure Eights, Buzz Inn Steakhouse Stinger 8’s and v-8 Extremes. Racing begins at 6pm. The third day of the triple header weekend is on Monday Labor Day with the DeYoung Inc. Dash for Cash Drag Racing all afternoon. For tickets that include admission to the fair go to www.evergreenfair.org. For more information call 360-805-6100.