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Charlie Sharpsteen Scores Big New York Super Stock
Series Win at Evergreen Raceway
By: Gene Ostrowski
September 17, 2017
St. Johns, PA (9/17/2017)- The New York Super Stock Series rolled to
Evergreen Raceway on Sunday for the running of the tracks first ever
“Sleepy’s Street Stock Shootout”. With a $1,500 prize guaranteed for
the race winner, the 75-lap main event winner was destined to be a
barnburner. Following three lead changes over the 55 laps ran, the
event was checkered for rain and Charlie Sharpsteen of Chemung, NY
was awarded the hard fought victory. Rob Silver of Howell, NJ held
off Sean Verwys for the Legends victory and Katie Verwys notched her
first ever Evergreen Bandolero victory. The Late Model and Four
Cylinder features were rained out and are rescheduled for Sunday,
Following a short memorial in honor of Mark Spencer, Sr, Eric Hadely
started from the pole position and led the New York Super Stock
field to the drop of the green flag in the 75-lap main event. He led
the opening circuit over Jason Dinzler, Nick Robinson, Nate Peckham
and Ron Underwood.
The first yellow flag didn’t fly until lap 16 when Brian Wozniak
spun in turns one and two. Green flag racing resumed with Hadley
still showing the way over Dinzler.
Following a la 28 restart, Dinzler took his turn at the lead.
Meanwhile, Scott Adams climbed to third, just behind Hadley.
Meanwhile, Charlie Sharpsteen, who started back in the fifteenth
position, began to mount a charge toward the front.
Nick Robinson cracked the top five and moved into the second spot.
Following a restart on lap 37, he attempted to make a pass for the
lead and unfortunately spun Dinzler in the process. The turn of
events moved Hadley back to the point.
Two laps after another yellow and lap 39 restart, Sharpsteen made a
bid for the lead. The pass stuck and he moved to the point over
Hadley, Adams, Wozniak and Broc Brown.
A few quick yellows shuffled the top five and then Wozniak climbed
into second following a lap 49 restart. Dark clouds began rolling
toward the speedway and drivers knew that the treat of rain was
With Sharpsteen still showing the way, a red flag was thrown on lap
55 when Mike Nichols and another driver made contact entering turn
one. Nichols slammed hard into the turn one Styrofoam. Fortunately,
he exited the car under his own power and although shaken, he was
The rains rolled across the track under the delay and series
officials has no choice but to throw the checkers on lap 55.
Sharpsteen took the victory and $1,500 price. He was also the hard
charger of the event. Wozniak settled for second, followed by
Hadley, Steve Hoffman and Robinson.
Hadley, Wozniak and Robinson were heat race winners. Kevin Higgins
won the consi.
Sean Verwys led the Legends field to the drop of the green flag in
the 15-lap feature. He held the lead until a lap two restart, when
he was overtaken by Rob Siler. Silver held off Verwys over the rest
of the distance to take the victory.
En route to her first Evergreen victory, Katie Verwys grabbed the
lead early in the 10-lap Bandolero feature and never relinquished
Scheduled for Sunday, September 24, “Slam the Stands” will take
place at Evergreen Raceway. The show features $5 grandstand
admission, plus an on track autograph and camera session at
intermission. The Late Models are on the card for a pair of 20-lap
features and the Four Cylinders will have two 15-lap main events.
The Street Stocks and Strictly Stocks are also on the docket.
The pit gates will swing open for regular Sunday shows at 10:30 AM.
Practice will kick off at 12:30 PM and racing will begin at 2 PM.
The grandstands will open at noon. Grandstand admission for each
event is just $5. Pit admission is $35.
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,
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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 &
New York Super Stocks (100-laps)
1. Charlie Sharpsteen 2. Brian Wozniak 3. Eric Hadley 4. Steve
Hoffman 5. Nick Robinson 6. Broc Brown 7. Nate Peckham 8. Brian
Halecki 9. Kevin Higgins 10. Scott Adams 11. Robert Fink 12. Mike
Nichols 13. Frank Champman 14. Kenny Atkins 15. Chris Vogler 16.
Jason Dinzler 17.Frank Petroski Jr 18. Mike Pollack 19. Ron
Underwood DQ: Mike Hyman DNQ: Mark Spencer, John
Lane, Paul Morgan, Jr
Legends (15-laps) 1. Rob Silver 2. Sean Verwys 3. Abram Romanik 4.
Noah Youngcourt 5. Brian Schoch
Bandoleros (10-laps) 1. Katie Verwys 2. Brian Rygielski 3. Evan