Evergreen Speedway Saturday April 6 Results
The annual Mark Galloway 150 Shootout presented by Les Schwab Tires at Evergreen Speedway, was partially postponed due to the inclement weather. The 150-lap portion of the program for the Speedway Chevrolet NASCAR Whelen All American Series Super Late Models on the 5/8-mile oval had to be postponed until Saturday May 25 because of persistent rain. With 32 cars committed for the $6000.00 to win event it was tough for track officials to have to postpone. But keeping with Evergreen Speedway’s rain or shine policy the remainder of the scheduled program went off without a hitch. The Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Street Stock main was won by Roger Drake. Defending division champion Jon Roberts won the Foster Press NASCAR Mini-Stock main. The first ever 3/8-mile oval main for the Interstate Batteries NASCAR Hornet Division was won by Zach Bristol. It was also Bristol’s first ever win. The fans stayed dry under the covered grandstands.
Roger Drake was able to use the outside groove even though wet to move up around the field to grab the lead and gain his first win of the season in the Street Stock Division. The inside groove had dried as the rain had ended and Drake took advantage of his many laps on Evergreen’s 3/8-mile paved oval in wet conditions to his advantage by going to the outside and the win of the 30-lap main. Jim Foti finished second after a heated battle with third place finisher Jason McQuinn.
The Mini-Stock Division main winner Jon Roberts, won the 2012 season championship and set the tone that he is back to defend his title. Taking the lead of the 30-lap main early on Roberts lapped the entire field and cruised to the win. Second place went to Travis Woodward and third went to Douglas Hinds.
It was a first for the Hornet Division to be racing on the 3/8-mile oval and a first for the winner Zach Bristol. Bristol won his first main event after a few years of trying. It did not come without a scare. On a restart with 5 laps to go in the 20-lap main, John Hilburn got along side Bristol and briefly got slightly ahead. But Bristol’s knowledge of racing on a wet surface paid off as he was able to pull back in front for the remainder of the race. Hilburn finished third and Jaime Corbett finished second.
Up next at Evergreen Speedway on Saturday April 13 is the Rain or Shine Fan Appreciation Night at the Races with all Children 12 and under admitted free. The night will feature the Emerald City Harley Davidson NASCAR Super Figure Eights, the Stock Figure 8’s, the Buzz Inn Steakhouse NASCAR Stinger 8’s, the Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Street Stocks, the Foster Press NASCAR Mini-Stocks and the Pro 4 Truck Tour. Racing starts at 6pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. For more information and or tickets go to www.evergreenspeedway.com or call 1-360-805-6100 Tuesday-Saturday.
Evergreen Speedway Saturday April 6 Results:
Mark Galloway 150 Shootout (for Super Late Models on 5/8-mile): POSTPONED until May 25 at 6pm (Due to weather):
Les Schwab Tires NASCAR Street Stock Main (30-laps 3/8-mile): 1-Roger Drake; 2-Jim Foti; 3-Jason McQuinn; 4-Darrell Lutovsky; 5-Kenny Erickson; 6-Joe Kneeland; 7-Steve Ptacek; 8-Chad Fitzpatrick; 9-Gary Ayers; 10-Mike Ebeling; 11-Darren Lewis
Foster Press NASCAR Mini-Stock Main (30-laps 3/8-mile): 1-Jon Roberts; 2-Travis Woodward; 3-Douglas Hines; 4-Devin Kessler; 5-Sheridan Horn-Vincent; 6-Joe Hobbs; 7-Brad Thomas; 8-Mike Marthaller Jr.; 9-Ryan Rasmussen; 10-Chuck Richard
Interstate Batteries NASCAR Hornet Main (20-laps 3/8-mile): 1-Zach Bristol; 2-Jamie Corbett; 3- John Hilburn; 4-Mark Keith; 5-Dalton Christmas; 6-Jeff Thomas; 7-Derek Thomas; 8-Matt Clements; 9-Cyril Greenawalt; 10-Zach Neel; 11-Brodie Brewer; 12-Mike Ridley; 13-Matt LaPlante; 14-Casey Chavez; 15-Dennis Crawford; 16-Carrie Bergeson; 17-Drew Decker; 18-Mike Lauring; 19-Scott Hunt