If you need to buy Race Tires during the fair please note that we will have limited to no access to the track Monday the 26th to Friday the 30th because of the Music Performances. Please plan accordingly. Best time to come would be Today or Tomorrow after 2pm.
Back Gate will open at 9:30 to drop your car. Pit Passes will be sold at 12:30
Back gate will open at 2 both days. Pit Meeting Changed to 6:30.
Naima Lang won the $5000 to win Genie Industries Can-Am 125 on the BIG track at Evergreen Speedway on August 17 for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Super Late Models. The NAPA Auto Parts NASCAR K&N Pro Series West ‘Evergreen 150′ presented by Toyota was won by Dylan Lupton.
Lang the defending and four time champion of the Super Late Model Division had not been to victory stage since the opening night for this division back in May. Taking an early lead Lang pulled out to an almost five second lead on the second place car. A caution then a red flag as the track was greased down by a car leaking rear end fluid at lap 114 brought the field back together. On the double file restart Lang lost the lead to Tyler Tanner. Tanner led until another caution came out. On a green-white-checker restart Lang won the restart and was able to gain the victory. Tanner finished second. Third went to new points leader Daniel Moore. Doni Wanat finished fourth with Gary Lewis the fast qualifier finishing fifth. Austin Reed who came all the way from Mooresville, North Carolina finished sixth.
The end of the 150-lap K&N Pro Series West race was exciting. The two leaders at the time Eric Holmes and Derek Thorn got together going into turn one on a late race restart and slid up into the wall taking young Giles Thornton with them. The lead then went to Dylan Lupton who was able to avoid the wreck. Lupton hung on for his first ever win in the series and it was also his first trip to Evergreen. Second place went to Greg Pursley followed by Derek Thorn. Thorn was able to recover from the wreck while both Holmes and Thornton were done with too much damage. Holmes ended up 13th and Thornton 14th. Thornton 15-years old from Whitefish, Montana ran a strong race on his first time to Evergreen and looked like a top five finisher all day until the incident he could not avoid.
Next up at Evergreen Speedway is the Evergreen State Fair events. Thursday and Friday August 22 & 23 it is Monster Mania with world class Monster Trucks, Tuff Trucks, Rally-X and Mr. Dizzy stunts. On Thursday at the completion of the show there will be the annual opening day of the fair fireworks show. on Saturday August 24 it is the Seattle Sun Tan night at the races featuring the Emerald City Harley-Davidson in Lynnwood Super Figure Eights 100-laps, Buzz Inn Steakhouse Stinger 8′s, Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Street Stocks, Foster Press NASCAR Mini-Stocks and FSCRA Super 4′s. Thursday and Friday show time is at 7pm and Meet & Greet is at 6pm. Saturday racing begins at 6pm. Get your show and or race tickets which includes admission to the fair online at www.evergreenfair.org. For more speedway information call 360-805-6100.
Thorn Sets Pace Heading Into Second Half Of Season
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 12, 2013) – The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West has passed the midway point of its season as it visits the Pacific Northwest this week for the NAPA Auto Parts/Evergreen 150 presented by Toyota at Evergreen Speedway.
The event marks a traditional series stop at the historic track that is part of the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Wash. The venue has a long heritage that includes the label, “The Super Speedway of the West.”
Derek Thorn leads the championship standings by 12 points as the series heads into the final seven events of the 15-race schedule. The Lakeport, Calif., driver registered eight consecutive top-five finishes – including three wins – through the first eight races. Thorn, who pilots the No. 6 Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil/Eibach Ford for car owner Bob Bruncati, came away with a third-place finish last year in his first visit to Monroe.
Michael Self, also with three wins this year, trails Thorn in the standings – 346 to 334. The driver of the No. 21 RCR/Golden Gate Meat Co. Chevrolet from Park City, Utah, will be looking to add to his runner-up Monroe finish from a year ago.
Fifteen points back of the leader is Cameron Hayley, who opened the season by winning the inaugural UNOH Battle at the Beach non-points event at Daytona International Speedway and has been in contention for his first career series points win at multiple events through the first half of the season. The 17-year-old from Calgary, Alberta drives the No. 24 Cabinets By Hayley Ford for championship car owner Gene Price. Hayley finished 19th last year in his first visit to Monroe.
Hayley’s teammate at Gene Price Motorsports, Greg Pursley, is 36 points out of first place in the standings. Pursley, the 2011 series champion, finished sixth at Monroe last year in the No. 26 GPM/Star Nursery/Real Water Ford.
This year’s leading Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Dylan Lupton, is 56 markers back of first in the overall standings. The Wilton, Calif., driver – who wheels the No. 9 Vadio/Lupton Excavating/Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil Ford – is a teammate to Thorn in the Bruncati camp.
The balance of the top 10 drivers in the standings feature Carl Harr of Edmonton, Alberta in the No. 2 WestWorld Computers Chevrolet; Taylor Cuzick of Tolleson, Ariz., in the No. 42 Freightliner of Arizona Chevrolet: Daryl Harr of Edmonton, Alberta in the No. 71 iWorld Connect Chevrolet; Dylan Hutchison of Fair Oaks, Calif., in the No. 5 Karl Kustom/Bay Bio Diesel Chevrolet; and 15-year-old series rookie Giles Thornton of Whitefish, Mont., in the No. 12 TTC Racing Chevrolet.
RACE: NAPA Auto Parts/Evergreen 150 presented by Toyota
PLACE: Evergreen Speedway, Monroe, Wash.
DATE: Saturday, Aug. 17
TIME: 6 p.m. PT
TV SCHEDULE: Fox Sports 1, Sept. 8, 9 a.m. ET
TRACK LAYOUT: .646-mile oval
2012 WINNER: Eric Holmes
2012 POLESITTER: Greg Pursley
EVENT SCHEDULE: Saturday: Practice 12-12:45 p.m., 1:15–2 p.m., Qualifying 4:15 p.m.
EVENT HASHTAG: #NAPA150
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The Race: This event is the ninth of 15 events on the 2013 schedule for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
The Procedure: The starting field is 24 cars, including provisionals. The first 20 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials. The remaining four spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race will be 150 laps.
The Track: Evergreen Speedway is a semi-banked .646-mile paved oval with turns banked eight degrees and four degrees banking in the straights.
Records: Qualifying: Greg Pursley, July 10, 2011, 101.862 mph, 22.831 seconds; Race: Ray Elder, July 6, 1975, 80.071 mph, 1 hour 10 minutes 15 seconds.
History: Evergreen Speedway has hosted 52 NASCAR K&N Pro Series races, dating back to 1964.
MONROE RACE NOTES
Havens Returns To Series: Braeden Havens is returning to compete in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West at Monroe. The Spokane, Wash., driver – who celebrates his 20th birthday on Tuesday – has a career-best finish of seventh in nine series starts.
Admiraal Back In Action: Kelly Admiraal, who scored a career best seventh-place finish in his last series start at Sonoma, is set to compete at Monroe. It will mark the fifth career series start for the 18-year-old Edmonton, Alberta driver who also races a limited schedule in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.
Tifft Heads West: The entry list for Monroe includes Matt Tifft of Hinkley, Ohio. The 17-year-old driver, who competes as a rookie in the K&N East this season, is also slated to run select K&N West races in the second half of the season.
Schoonover Series Debut: Joshua Schoonover of Carlsbad, Calif., plans to make his series debut at Monroe. The Southern California driver competed in a truck division at Irwindale (Calif.) Speedway in 2011.
Milestones: Several drivers will be celebrating career marks at Evergreen Speedway. Carl Harr is set to make his 70th career start. Harr, driver of the No. 2 WestWorld Computers Chevrolet, competes in the series as part of a two-car team with his son, Daryl. The Edmonton, Alberta driver made his series debut on March 1, 2001 at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Derek Thorn is slated to make his 30th career start in the No. 6 Sunrise Ford/Lucas Oil/Eibach Ford. The 27-year-old Lakeport, Calif., driver made his first series start at Phoenix International Raceway on Feb. 24, 2011. Also set to make his 30th series start is John Wood, driver of the No. 30 Cook’s Collision/Pegasus Towing Toyota. Wood of Eagle, Idaho made his series debut at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif., on May 24, 1997.
LAST TIME OUT: Iowa
Another Victory For Pursley: Greg Pursley was the top finishing K&N West driver, fourth overall, in the Pork Be Inspired 150 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combination race at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa on Aug. 2. It marked his second win this season and 15th career win, moving him into a four-way tie for 10th on the list of all-time career series victories. Also on the list with 15 wins are Austin Cameron, Parnelli Jones and Roy Smith.
Hayley Takes Fourth Pole: Cameron Hayley set the fast time in qualifying among K&N West drivers at Iowa, marking the fourth time this season for him to take home the 21 Means 21 Pole Award presented by Coors Brewing Co.
Top West Rookie: Giles Thornton was the top finishing rookie among K&N West competitors at Iowa, becoming the sixth different freshman driver to garner the Sunoco Rookie of the Race Award in eight races this season.
On Saturday August 17 at Evergreen Speedway on the BIG track as part of the annual NAPA Auto Parts NASCAR K&N Pro Series West presented by Toyota visit will be the third of the major Super Late Model races this season. The Genie Can-Am 125 will have another huge purse and that in turn brings out the best drivers shooting for the $5000 to win and $500 for making the starting grid of 125-lap feature. That night the best that NASCAR has to offer on the West Coast is the K&N Pro Series West as drivers compete for 150-laps on the BIG track. Evergreen Speedway ‘the biggest and fastest short track west of the Mississippi’.
The third and final major Super Late Model race of the season is bringing drivers from as far away as Mooresville, N.C. with 19-year old Austin Reed pre-registered. Reed has many accomplishments in his very young career in the big Late Models. Currently running in the Southeast’s PAS series and still a strong runner nationwide in the Legend car. Also expected to be on hand to emphasize the youth movement happening in Super Late Model racing is 16-year old Garrett Archer who has had very strong showings on Evergreen’s 5/8-mile oval only to have victory snatched away at the end. Others that will be on hand that are 21 and under will be second generation ace Tyler Tanner who has yet to get a victory at his home track but has seen winners circle at neighboring South Sound Speedway this season. 16-year old Hannah Newhouse who has been successful in her early career as a Super Late Model racer will make her debut at Evergreen Speedway. Newhouse’s home track is Magic Valley Speedway in Twin Falls, ID and currently runs on the CarbonX Rocky Mountain Challenge Series where she is in the top five in points. Don’t count out two of Evergreen’s young hard charging lady drivers including Jessica Dana and Molly Helmuth both 18-years old and with a tremendous background in racing to get to where they are at as they move up in the pursuit of a racing career. Helmuth a regular at Evergreen is currently fifth in the season point standings. Another young driver that could be here is 16-year old Blake Williams who just won the Idaho 200 at Stateline Speedway. This second generation driver was at Evergreen, for the first time, at the Summer Showdown in June and was one of the fastest on the BIG track only to have mechanical problems end his quest for victory too early.
Then there are the drivers with more time and experience in these types of big money events. The winner of the Mark Galloway 150 Shootout the first major this season, Jason Fraser will be back to try and be the first to repeat as winner of the third major. Fraser holds the record qualifying lap for a Super Late Model. The other winner of a major this season was the big win of the $12000 Summer Showdown 200 by Jay Sauls. It was Sauls’ biggest win of his career. Sauls in winning the Summer Showdown used a technique not before used by running much higher on the track than anyone else did or has. It will be interesting if he does the same for the Can-Am 125 and if so will others mimic him. Also expected for the event on Saturday August 17 are Pete Harding winner of many events at Evergreen over the years including the inaugural Summer Showdown in 2012. Gary Lewis who has also mastered Evergreen’s BIG track to go along with his NASCAR, ARCA and ASA wins and championships. Kelly Mann considers Evergreen his home track even though he has won championships at South Sound and Yakima Speedways. Garrett Evans one of the most prolific winners of this style of racing over his storied career. If he shows Jonathan Gomez has proven he can win the big money event and is currently leading the chase for the 2013 CarbonX Rocky Mountain Series title.
Never count out the locals that know Evergreen’s BIG track as well as anyone. Current NASCAR Whelen All American Series Super Late Model points leader and six time track champion Tom Moriarity will be vying for the winner’s check but also as the season is starting to wind down needs a strong finish to keep his slim lead for the 2013 track championship. On his tail is Daniel Moore just a mere 6-points out of the lead and his first championship. Moore like Moriarity know how to win on the BIG track. Then there is four time track champion Naima Lang who has more wins on the BIG track than anyone in the last five years. Others in the top ten in season points that could sneak away with a win are Doni Wanat, Scott LaCross, Shane Sawin a former champion in Late Models at South Sound Speedway and Jeff knight is expected to return with a newly rebuilt car.
These are just some of the many expected for the special night of racing that has the West Coast’s only premier division of NASCAR superstar racers and owners in town. With stars of tomorrow in NASCAR and the drivers that are aiming for that goal both the 150-lap K&N race and the 125-lap Genie race the ‘Super Speedway of the West’ will be crawling with talented racers like no other night.
The week called Speedweek gets started on Monday August 12 with Media Day for the media and sponsors only getting to go around the BIG track in NASCAR style cars via the Richard Petty Driving Experience. RPDE will remain in town for the next few days as fans can get their chance to go fast on the BIG track either as a ride along or behind the wheel themselves. Go to www.drivepetty.com/evergreen to sign up.
Friday Night August 16th, is the NAPA Auto Parts FREE Fan Fest from 5pm to 10pm. Following the NASCAR practice, fans can take pictures with the cars, get autographs and listen to great live music. The live music will be provided by Unloaded from 8-10pm.
Saturday August 17 it is race day with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West making their only visit to Evergreen this season in the NAPA Auto Parts Evergreen 150 presented by Toyota. In addition the third of the three major Super Late Model races in 2013 the Genie Can-Am 125. Superstars of today, tomorrow and years to come will be tested by Evergreen’s tough 5/8-mile oval. The track many consider too tough to tame.
For tickets and or reservation for your RV or camping call 360-805-6100 or go to www.evergreenspeedway.com. There are discounted RV/Camping spots for this event only, $25 for both Friday and Saturday nights. You can be right at the track all weekend.