The 60 Minutes of FEAR highlighted an exciting night of racing last Saturday night at Evergreen Speedway, with the defending champion in the Outlaw Figure 8 division surviving more than 140 laps to achieve his first victory in this legendary race.
The race was actually two races in one, as the Monroe Grocery Outlet Super Stock Figure 8 division joined the field with the Outlaws. Nick Gunderson led the first 19 laps until 4-time winner of the 60 Minutes of FEAR, Rick Deitz took over the lead and built up a healthy lead until a caution at lap 39. As the laps went up and the clock was counting down, Steve Cox assumed the lead when the 76 of Deitz broke a right front spindle ending his night. Cox held the lead until lap 111 when Cox and Doug Delfel collided hard in the intersection. Both drivers got out of their cars when the red flag stopped the race. Cox’s #7 Outlaw car was done for the night. Delfel took a walk around his car, got back in and joined the field. “Both these cars did exactly what they were designed to do when hit like they were” Steve Cox said after the race. “My car was hit in the left front and with the way these things are designed, kind of collapsed in on itself. Delfel’s car is built so strong and protected in the right places, so he was able to carry on”
Race winner Steltz took the lead on lap 131 and never looked back Doug Wilkinson finished 2nd and Zach Larson finished 3rd. In the Monroe Grocery Outlet Super Stock Figure 8 division, 2-Time Champion and 2015 points leader Quentin Borreson took his #17 Ford to the winners stage with Steve Peters in 2nd and a returning Greg Scott finishing 3rd. The win for Steltz made Evergreen Speedway history, as Mike’s brother Ron Steltz won the race in 1997 making them the first brother combination to win the 60 Minutes of FEAR.
In the Speedway Chevrolet Super Late Model 75 lap main event, Jeff Knight set fast time in qualifying. Several teams took advantage of the nice weather and return to the Speedway to race, including Tom Hughes in his 48 car, John Bender was fast in his #18 car and Naima Lang blew the dust off his 00 car to get tuned up for the upcoming Galloway 150 Shootout on May 23rd.
The 6 car invert put 2nd year driver Brandon Scheiber on the pole. Scheiber led the first 9 laps until a restart from a caution allowed John Bender to take over the lead. Several caution flags later Naima Lang assumed the lead with Jeff Knight maintaining a 2-3 car distance from Lang’s rear bumper. As the laps wound down, lapped traffic really came into play. Knight followed Lang through the traffic until he found a hole and took advantage of the opening to take the lead and the win. Lang recovered for 2nd and Brandon Scheiber finished 3rd.
The Northwest Vintage Modifieds returned to Evergreen Speedway for a 30 lap main event. Bobby Wheeler Jr. won the main with Robert Rux and Mike Clother finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The Buzz Inn Steakhouse Stinger 8’s put on a great 30 lap main, with young Branden Lindberg taking the lead at lap 3 and wasn’t threatened for the rest of the race. Branden paid tribute his father Malcom “The Maniac” Lindberg with a flamed white paint job.
May 9th at Evergreen Speedway we celebrate Military Appreciation Night. Military members can show their Military ID at the ticket gate to receive a free/complimentary Family Pass (2 Adults, 4 Kids Under the age of 16!) Races will feature NASCAR Super Late Models, Interstate Batteries Hornet Nationals, Stinger Figure 8, NASCAR Street Stocks & NASCAR Mini Stocks. Grandstands open at 4pm. Racing at 6pm. Help share this with members of our Armed Forces to share a night of fun with their families! You can join them too… May 9th is also Frontier Family Night. Tickets are just $10. Kids 10 & Under are FREE. Pre-order tickets on Evergreen Speedway.com.
Fan/Sponsor Pit Passes are available at the Frontgate at 5pm. They are not sold at the Backgate. People with this pass are not allowed to work on a car or be a spotter for a car. If you are seen doing either of these you will have your pass removed and asked to leave. They are $30.
Youth Pit Passes are available at both the Frontgate and the Backgate for kids 13 and under. They require a parental waiver that must be signed in person or on a Notarized Copy. These cost $20.
These are trial programs and will not be available at select races. These additions have been well received by many of our fans, sponsors, and drivers. Please follow these guidelines and keep children in safe areas so we can continue these programs going forward.
The points will be 25 flat points for both classes. Each class will run under their normal rules. If you choose to run 10 inch tires you will be scored as an Outlaw F8 for the night. There will be 1st 2nd and 3rd from each class represented on the podium.
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.
May 9th at Evergreen Speedway we celebrate VAPP Military Appreciation Night. Military members can show their Military ID at the ticket gate to receive a free/complimentary Family Pass (2 Adults, 4 Kids Under the age of 16!) Tickets compliments of VAPP, Frontier Communications, Interstate Batteries.
Races will feature NASCAR Super Late Models, Interstate Batteries Hornet Nationals, Stinger Figure 8, NASCAR Street Stocks & NASCAR Mini Stocks.
Grandstands open at 4pm. Racing at 6pm. Come early for the FanFest. Get racer autographs and more!
Help share this with members of our Armed Forces to share a night of fun with their families!
You can join them too… May 9th is also Frontier Family Night. Tickets are just $10. Kids 10 & Under are FREE. Get Tickets Here
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.
Evergreen Speedway’s crashing, smashing fun is back at the Washington State Spring Fair! It’s Motorsport Mayhem all weekend long at the Washington State Spring Fair April 17-19, 2015. Tricked out monster trucks and smashing cars collide for an action-packed event you won’t want to miss!
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