Establishing Relationships with Evergreen Raceway
St. Johns, PA (1/8/2017)- The official 2017 racing
season at Evergreen Raceway officially kicked off last
Saturday with their “Snowball 100” Enduros. However,
it’s not the only thing that the track managers have
been gearing up for, even prior to the end of last
season. Improvements on the speedway grounds have been
ongoing for months and the sponsorship hunt has also
been ongoing. Recently, the speedway decided to extend
an incentive filled sponsorship proposal to several area
businesses, which paid off to establish a relationship
between the speedway and those businesses.
Barbush Automotive from Drums, PA has come on board as
the Street Stock divisional sponsor for the season. The
Barbush family has been a fixture at Evergreen Raceway for decades and they are more than familiar with
the division, as both Brad and Joe Barbush, Jr. are
former champions of the class. Brother, Todd has also
been to victory lane at the speedway, along with their
father, Joe, Sr.
Barbush. In business since 1937, Barbush Automotive
offers everything under the sun in regards to car
maintenance, inspections and much more.
Also from the Drums area, Evan’s Roadhouse has come on
board as the Four Cylinder divisional sponsor. Evan’s
Roadhouse offers great food options and a full bar
service for locals and travelers alike. They are a
family friendly restaurant with seating from 80-100
people at a time and also offer nightly specials and
live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. It’s a
great place to go and chill out after the races as well,
since they’re right down the road from the speedway.
Wheel’s Bar & Grill jumped at the opportunity to come on
as the Strictly Stock and Jr. Four Cylinder divisional
sponsors. Based in Nuangola, PA, Wheel’s offers
a full menu of terrific foods, added with a friendly
atmosphere and service. Located just off of Lake
Nuangola and owned and operated by Dale and Cindy Fey,
Wheel’s also has entertainment throughout the year,
among other festivities, such as car shows. They have
always been strong supporters of Evergreen. After all,
Dale was the 1990 Street Stock champion at the track and
has also competed in the Late Model, Modified and Enduro
The speedway is currently in conversation with
businesses regarding sponsorship for the Late Model and
Modified divisions. They also welcome sponsorship for
both Enduro classes if area businesses are interested.
“Since we made it through the first full season
together, the local interest in Evergreen is coming
back, growing and looking great for the future”, noted
speedway co-promoter Gene Ostrowski.
“It’s not that they didn’t want to support the track
last season, but my guess is that they wanted to wait
and see if the motivation and dedication was there to
bring Evergreen back to a popular local attraction like
it was some time ago.”
The next event for the Triple Crown Series is slated for
Saturday, February 11. The Winter Blues 100 Enduros is
round two of the three race series. Information,
including pre-registration, rules and driver points
standings are on the official speedway website.
Evergreen Raceway is located
minutes from Hazleton, PA, in between routes 93 and 309.
For more information regarding Evergreen Raceway,
including the entire season schedule, directions and
divisional payouts, please visit
and don’t forget to like their Facebook page as well.
Evergreen Raceway is proud to be associated with Wheel’s
Bar & Grill, Evan’s Roadhouse, Barbush Automotive,
Piechota Towing, Harry’s U Pull It, Penn’s Peak Radio,
CK Auto Service & Race Fab, Himmer Graphics, Valve Tech
Sales, Penn’s Peak, Printers Edge, Tito Juice &