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Harry O’Neill Doubles Down Pollack
Claims Second Outlaw Feature
By Ted Grow
St. Johns, PA
(10/1/2017)- Mike Pollack has been on a roll as of late claiming 3
wins in the last month, his second outlaw stock victory came on a
brisk Sunday afternoon, dominating the Outlaw Stocks fifteen lap
main event. Pollack started from the pole and immediately checked
out from the field, along side Blaine Barry in his number 67. Most
of the action came just after the halfway break as Mark Spencer made
a daring inside move, around Barry, and then moving past car owner
Robert Fink on lap number 6. As Pollack continued his torrid pace
Barry had begun to make moves coming from 4th to 3rd around Fink
through turns three and four, on lap 8. Barry then reeled in Spencer
and on lap number 11 got underneath Spencer for second, Barry was
later penalized 2 spots after the finish, for passing below the
has won multiple features across 4 divisions this season, and Sunday
afternoon was no different, O’Neill who was the previous enduro
winner had to start dead last in 40th place and by lap 25 had taken
the lead away from Drew Atchison who started on the pole. Paul
Mercante darted to the lead after lap 1 and lead until lap number 8
when Atchison was able to get by Mercante for the lead, which he
held until lap 25 when O’Neill made quick work of the leader. The
first of 7 red flags waved on lap number 33 when rookie Blair Snyder
spun in turn number four, with no contact Snyder was able to
continue. Right front studs and wheels were at a premium as the next
4 red flags were all for cars losing the right front and eating the
guardrail on multiple ends of the speedway, Jason Boeklen, and
early Paul Mercante were all victims, all drivers were ok. Ray
Fitzgerald joined that party on lap number 68.
cruise to his 2nd straight enduro victory over teammate Ed Wildes,
the only 2 cars on the lead lap, Devin Gibson finished 3rd followed
by Luke Hoffner who was later disqualified after post race tech,
leaving Jake Jones 4th moving Kyle Laubaugh 5th.
started from the pole in the 6/8 cylinder main event with O’Neill
and TJ Kapish sharing the front row, immediately O’Neill grabbed the
lead on lap number 1 followed by Kapish, and Duvall. O’Neill held
the lead until lap number 10 when good friend Kapish was able to
work around O’Neill through some slower lapped traffic which would
also play a part later in the event. Sixteen laps later with O’Neill
all over the back bumper of Kapish fighting through lapped traffic,
Kapish got hooked in the left rear which allowed O’Neill to drive by
and cruise to his second victory of the day making it a clean sweep.
Two red flags slowed the event the first on lap 5 with Geno Snyder
and Ray Kochin, on the backstretch, which later turned into some
unhappy customers as the door slammed each other all the way until
turn number 4 where Snyder had stopped and brought out the red.
Snyder was unable to continue and Kochin ended up 14th.
Daniel Sharpe on
lap 41 lost a right front tire and creamed the guardrail in turn
number 4 and was unable to continue.
The 2017 racing
season is winding down and Evergreen’s biggest race weekend of the
year is approaching. The second annual “King of the Green” weekend
will kick off at the 1/3-mile asphalt oval near Hazleton, PA on
Friday, October 20 with open practice for all divisions. The evening
practice time is slated to run from 2 PM to 7 PM and the pit
admission is set at $20. One hour of Friday’s practice (from 6 PM to
7 PM will be for Tour Type and Evergreen Modifieds only). Grandstand
admission for practice is free for all ages.
October 21 will feature a 50-lap $1,500 to win main event for the
Evergreen/Sport Modifieds. The Late Models, Four Cylinders and
Strictly Stocks are also on the card for an exciting day of action.
The pit gates will swing open at 8 AM and practice will kick off at
10:00 AM. Heat races will start at 12 PM. The grandstands will open
at 10:00 AM.
admission is $20 for Saturday and $25 for Sunday. Fans can purchase
a special two day event grandstand pass for $40. As always, children
12 years of age and younger will be admitted into the grandstand
area for free.
will compete for the $4,000 prize on Sunday, October 22, plus the
Street Stocks and Factory Stocks will also be in action for extended
lap main events. The pit gates will swing open at 10 AM and practice
will kick off at 12:30 PM. Qualifying will start at 2 PM. The
grandstands will open at 12:30 PM.
for Saturday or Sunday is $50.
All purses are
based on a full field of 20 cars taking the green flag in the
feature. If less than 20 cars take the green, the purse will be
will draw for heat race starting positions on race day. Twenty cars
will start feature events, and if needed, consi races will be run.
Drivers can take
advantage of savings by pre-registering for the event. The
pre-registration form is on the speedway website (www.evergreenracewaypark.com).
In order to receive the discounted registration, it must be
postmarked no later than October 7, 2017. If received afterward, the
full registration fee must be paid.
In case of
inadequate weather, the speedway has set the following weekend
(November 3rd, 4th & 5th) to use as a make-up date.
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,
www.evergreenracewaypark.com and don’t forget to like their
Facebook page as well.
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 &
1 126 Harry
O'Neill 2 117 Ed Wildes 3 96 Devin Gibson 4 7 Jake Jones 5 69 Kyle
Laubaugh 6 14K Kevin Brown 7 42 Brain Halecki 8 3 Mitch Patern 9
069 Ray Kennedy 10 50 Don Rogers 11 29 Chris Elixon 1238 David
Sponenberg 13 00 Evan Gregory 14 7 Andrew Farnham 15 44 Shane Bly 16
14 Broc Brown 17 34 Tony Rispin 18 11k Kevin Kruezek 19 068 Matt
Hauck 20 25 Drew Atchison 21 64 Randy Parsons22 22 Blair Snyder 23
438 Paul Mercante 2482 Jim Chernavage 25 38 Zach Fitzgerald 26 13
Mitch Sharpe 7 13 Mike Mujsce Sr 28 50cc Andy Cook 29 10 Jason
Boeklen 30 75 Jared Frye 31 11 Mark Schawalm 32 07 Zeb Farber 33 68
Hunter Iatalese 34 71 Dave Baker 35 06k Erick Knopp 36 11 Dave Imler
Jr 37 20 Mark Hammer DQ Luke Hoffner
Enduro (100-laps) 1. Harry O’Neill 2. TJ Kapish 3. Jimmy Ayre 4.
Devin Gibson 5. Brian Halecki 6. Luke Hoffner 7. Justin Ferreri 8.
Mitch Patern 9. Jason Duvall 10. Ray Kennedy 11. Mitch Sponendberg
12. Andrew Spece 13. Frank Katona 14. Ray Kochin 15. Chris Elixon
16. Nathan Henry 17. Mitch Sharpe 18. Dave Imler 19. Adam Kraus 20.
Daniel Sharpe 21. Eric Germuth 22. Geno Snyder
(15-laps) 1. Mike Pollack 2. Mark Hammer 3. Robert Fink 4. Blaine