St. Johns, PA – After closing its doors midway through the 2014 season, Evergreen Raceway Park in St. Johns, PA will soon have new life. Operating under the Evergreen banner, the historic 1/3-mile asphalt oval will once again host racing in 2016, with former Late Model driver Jason Makarewicz.
“I am very happy to be able to bring racing back to Northeastern PA and give fans and racers their home track back,” said Makarewicz, who isn’t only a former competitor at the track, but also a Factory Stock division car owner and of course a huge fan of the speedway since his youth.
One major change coming to the track in 2016 is the race day. Throughout the entirety of the season, racing will take place on Sunday afternoons.
“With so many tracks choosing Saturday as their day, it would not make sense to go head-to-head with other tracks in the surrounding area,” Makarewicz stated.
Makarewicz knows having someone who can promote the track is key to being successful and has tabbed Billy Bartley as promoter. Bartley is a former promoter at Evergreen (also known as Mountain Speedway) and the very popular Northeast Enduro Touring Series (N.E.E.T.S) in the early to mid 2000s. Bartley is sure to be a popular pick among drivers throughout the tri-state area due to making the event more than just a race.
Divisions, rules package, and schedule are in the process of being completed and will be released in the near future. Evergreen Raceway is eyeing a January Enduro for their inaugural event, with more information to be released in the coming weeks. The speedway plans to look into using a harder tire compound to save competitors money and put on a better show for the fans.
Makarewicz would also like to thank those who volunteered their time during the summer to keep the facility in good shape.
In the meantime, get those cars dusted off and prepared for an action packed year of racing at your Evergreen Raceway.
In the next few weeks and into winter, please keep your eyes peeled on what’s ahead for Evergreen. A brand new website is in the works and the official domain name will be released shortly. For the interim, you can visit their temporary website at www.evergreenracewaypark.com, or by following their Facebook page- Evergreen Raceway.
Story By: Track PR
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