Travis Fisher Takes Late
Model Opener at Evergreen Raceway
By: Gene Ostrowski
May 28, 2017
St. Johns, PA (5/28/2017)- For the first time this
season, the Himmer Graphics Late Model division too to
the asphalt at Evergreen Raceway and just like one year
ago, Travis Fisher of Freeland walked away with the
victory. After winning the Barbush Automotive Street
Stock feature last weekend, Randy Schlenker of
Walnutport never skipped a beat to repeat the victory.
Thirteen year old Brayden Spencer of Shickshinny picked
up his first Evan’s Roadhouse Four Cylinder feature win
of the season and Mountaintop’s Harry O’Neill notched
the feature win in the newly formed Wheel’s Bar & Grill
Strictly Stock division.
Travis Fisher started from
the pole position and led the opening circuit of the
30-lap Late Model feature over Kyle Harvell, Broc Brown,
Francis Gross III and Brad Brown. The caution flag
waived just after a lap was complete when Brad Brown and
Nick Ross tangled on the backstretch. The incident
collected several others, including Geno Steigerwalt,
and Rich Cooper. Fortunately, not one was injured, but
the day for Steigerwalt and Ross came to a quick close.
Green flag racing resumed
and Fisher didn’t give up the spot. He crossed the
stripe for his first win of the season over Harvell,
Broc Brown, Gross and Brad Brown.
Fisher and Brad Brown were
heat race winners.
Charlie Castiglione led the
Street Stock field to the drop of the green flag in the
30-lap feature and before a lap was complete, Randy
Schlenker made a bid for the lead. His pass was
successful and he led the first circuit over
Castiglione, Todd Ahner, Dan Pawlicki and Rich Paciotti.
The only yellow flag waved
when Paciotti received a flat tire while battling for
the third spot. He headed pit side and rejoined the
Ahner had climbed into
second just before the yellow and lined up alongside
Schlenker for the restart. However, Schlenker pulled a
few car lengths following the drop of the green. He went
on to take his second straight victory over Ahner,
Pawlicki, Mike Pollock and Paciotti.
Castiglione and Schlenker
were heat race winners.
Austin Beers led the Four
Cylinder field to the drop of the green in the 20-lap
feature. He led the opening lap over Brayden Spencer,
Ron Heeter, Jay Skupski and Shawn Kistler.
With one lap in the books,
Spencer worked around the outside of Beers and into the
race lead. One lap later Skupski moved to second.
The worst of three cautions
occurred when Heeter tangled with Kistler while coming
off of turn two. Both cars received damage, yet
following quick crew work, both were able to continue.
Spencer was flawless on the
restart and drove away to earn his first feature win of
the season over Bob Azarowicz, and Skupski. Making his
first career Four Cylinder start, Ray Kochin was fourth,
followed by Heeter.
Beers and Heeter were heat
race winners. With a seventh place finish, Jay Kanor was
highest finishing car running under true Enduro rules.
The newly formed Strictly
Stock division took to the track for a 20-lap contest.
When it was all said and done, Harry O’Neill had soared
to victory over Justin Nesbitt and Chris Angstadt.
The next Evergreen Raceway
event is slated for Sunday, June 4. As part of the
Evergreen Enduro Series, presented by Sponenberg’s
Exhaust, the “Junelopy” Enduro will feature 100-lap main
events for the 4-Cylinder and 6/8-Cylinder Enduro
divisions. The Bob’s Subs and Pizza Outlaw Stock
division is also on the card for the afternoon.
Grandstand admission for the
show is just $5 and children 12 years of age and younger
are admitted for free with a paying adult.
The pit gate will swing open
at 10 AM and the pit entrance fee is $25. On track
events will kick off at 1 PM. The grandstand gates will
open at noon.
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 Fairway Motors, Harry’s U Pull It,
Penn’s Peak Radio, Sponenberg’s Exhaust, Wheel’s Bar &
Grill, CK Auto Service & Race Fab, Himmer Graphics,
Evan’s Roadhouse, Bob’s Subs & Pizza, American Rental
Equipment, Barbush Automotive, Valve Tech Sales, Penn’s
Peak, Printers Edge & RockAuto.com.
Late Model (30-laps) 1.
TTRAVIS FISHER 2. Kyle Harvell 3. Broc Brown
4. Francis Gross III
5. Brad Brown
6. Rich Cooper 7.
Mitch Hawk 8. Nick Ross 9. Geno Steigerwalt
Street Stock (30-laps) 1.
RANDY SCHLENKER 2. Todd Ahner 3. Dan Pawlicki 4. Mike
Pollock 5. Rich Paciotti 6. Charlie Castiglione 7. Brian
Halecki 8. Dam Danaher 9. Justin Morgan
10. Cory Swartz
Four Cylinder (20-laps) 1.
BRAYDEN SPENCER 2. Bob Azarowicz 3. Jay Skupski 4. Ray
Kochin 5. Ron Heeter 6. Shawn Kistler 7. Jay Kanor 8.
Jeff Van wickle 9. Jimmy Ayer 10. Steve Kreitzer 11.
Josh Oswald 12. Austin Beers
Strictly Stock (20-laps) 1.
HARRY O’NEILL 2. Justin Nesbitt 3. Chris Angstadt