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Harry O’Neill. Scott Adams and Mikey Pollack Take
Evergreen’s “Summer Slam” Victories
By: Gene Ostrowski
St. Johns, PA (8/19/2017)- Spared from bad weather, Evergreen
Raceway finally got their entire program of short track racing in
Friday Evening. That was almost the case Saturday evening as well
with the speedway’s “Summer Slam” Enduro Series, Presented by
Sponenberg’s Exhaust. Fans also got a look at the Bob’s Subs and
Pizza Outlaw Stock division. The evening kicked off with a first
time winner, as Mikey Pollack drove off to his first career Outlaw
Stock victory. Harry O’Neill of Mountaintop scored the big Four
Cylinder Enduro verdict and Scott Adams of Lake Ariel notched the
lightening storm shortened 6/8-Cylinder Enduro win.
Don Bolton’ Jr. led the Four Cylinder Enduro division to the drop of
the green flag but Don Rogers grabbed the lead before a lap was
complete. Danny Cascioli held second with David Sponenberg, Pete
Verwys and Kyle Laubagh in tow.
Verwys picked up a few more spots and moved into the race lead on
lap three. After starting eighteenth, Harry O’Neill quickly cracked
the top five and climbed into second. With only seven laps in the
books he challenged Verwys for the lead and came out on top.
Without giving up, Verwys climbed back to the point on lap 12. Not
giving up, O’Neill challenged again before taking back the number
one spot on lap 12. With 25 laps complete he continued to show the
way with a very slim advantage over Cascioli, who had gotten past
Verwys, who ran third at the time.
One of the six red flags flew on lap 30 when Verwys suffered damage
on the track. It waved again, just one lap later when Cascioli had
car issues and headed into the pits. The change of events shuffled
the front runners, with the exception of O’Neill. With half of the
show complete he continued to show the way over Carl Altemose, Devin
Gibson, Ed Wildes and Chris Elixon.
O’Neill went unchallenged the rest of the way and put second place
Gibson a lap down with 23 laps remaining. He cruised to the win over
Gibson, Wildes, Altemose and Elixon.
Scott Adams led the Outlaw Stock field to the drop of the green flag
in the 15-lap feature; He led the first circuit over Mike Pollack
and Blaine Barry.
Pollack made a bid for the lead stick on lap two and he never looked
back as he took the checkers for his first career victory over Adams
Frank Katona led the 6/8-Cylinder Enduro field to the drop of the
green flag and was overtaken by Mitch Sponenberg before a lap was
scored. Shawn Gallucci crossed the stripe in second on that first
There was a threat of severe thunderstorm in the area and drivers
were told that the event was reduced to 30-laps for safety reasons.
From that point forward the action picked up and with two laps
complete, Ray Kochin took the lead. It was short lived and
Sponenberg moved back to the point.
Adams cracked the top five and then with only five laps into the
event, took the lead and began to pull away from the rest of the
Rain began to fall and lightening was present, forcing track
management to clear the grandstands and throw the checkers on lap
Adams claimed the victory, followed by Paul Mercante, Elixon, Mike
Parisi and Sponenberg.
Hosted by Northeast Cruisers and Tyler Jett Motorsports Marketing,
LLC, the 2017 Pennsylvania Summer Jamboree weekend is set to kick
off in the Evergreen Raceway pit area next weekend.
The show, which is set to kick off on Friday, August 25 and run
through Saturday afternoon will be a good opportunity for show goers
and auto enthusiasts will see more than antique, classic & custom
cars, trucks and motorcycles. The fourth annual event will have entertainment,
door prizes, controlled burnouts daily, slow drags, invitational
vehicle display and a poker run.
Friday will kick off with a cruise-in on Friday, August 25 at 5 PM.
Show vehicle registration is just $5 for Friday. Those who plan to
stay overnight and show their vehicles the following day are invited
to camp overnight in the pit area for a small fee. Open fires are
permitted but need to be contained. Campers are asked to respect the
track’s neighbors and clean up after themselves, not leaving any
The show will resume at 9 AM on Saturday, August 26 and run through
5 PM. There will be music and door prizes, plus controlled drags and
burnouts. Awards will follow the show and then the poker run will
kick off at 6:30 PM. The entry fee for the run is
and the winner gets half of the run fees collected.
There will also be a motorcycle cruise to nearby Deathrow Cycles on
Route 309. Deathrow is hosting a bikini bike wash from 10 AM through
Vehicle entry fee for the Saturday portion of the show is just $12.
Flea market vendors are also welcome. The fee for a vendor spot is
The show admission fee for spectators on Saturday is just $2 and
it’s free to spectators Friday evening. The track concession stand
will be open for business during show hours.
This event benefits Challenger Baseball, Toys for Tots, Wish for Our
Heroes and the St Jude Children's Hospital. All vehicles are welcome
to participate and we stress, the more the merrier!
Call Harry Fetherman at 570-764-2315 for more information, including
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
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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, American Rental Equipment, Barbush
Automotive, Valve Tech Sales, Penn’s Peak, Printers Edge &
Four Cylinder Enduro (100-laps) 1. HARRY O'NEILL 2. Devin Gibson 3.
Ed Wildes 4. Carl Altemose 5. Chris Elixon 6. Drew Atchison 7. Don
Rogers 8. Tony Rispin 9. Ray Kennedy 10. Kyle Laubagh 11. Zack
Fitzgerald 12. Darrian Cascioli 13. Mitch Patern 14. Andy Cook 15.
Randy Parsons, Jr 16. Evan Gregory 17.Brian Halecki 18. Dave Imler,
Jr 19. David Sponenberg 20. Shane Bly 21. Mitch Sharpe 22.Zeb Farber
23. James Chernavage 24. Don Bolton, Jr 25. Tyler Nemeth 26. Erick
Knopp 27. Jamie Presley 28. William Cascioli 29. Jared Frye 30. Jake
Jones 31. Emily Dougherty 32. Paul Mercante 33. Josh Caso 34. Mark
Hammer 35. Carter Smith DQ: Danny Cascioli DQ: Pete Verwys
6/8-Cylinder Enduro (22-laps) 1. SCOTT ADAMS 2. Paul Mercante 3.
Chris Elixon 4. Mike Parisi 5. Mitch Sponenberg 6. Ray Kennedy 7.
Harry Meade 8. Ray Kochin 9. Adam Kraus 10. Robert Longo 11. Daniel
Sharpe 12. Harry O'Neill 13. Tony Rispin 14. Shawn Gallucci 15.
Frank Katona 16. Brian Halecki
Outlaw Stocks (15-laps) 1. MIKEY POLLACK 2. Scott Adams 3. Blaine