Jacob Christman picks up career first Evergreen Raceway Street Stock win; Paulie Hartwig III (4-Cyinders) and Brandon Cook (Factory Stocks) collect Opening Day laurels…Modifieds postponed to May 15th
(Butler Township, PA 5-1-22) For Jacob Christman of Walnutport, Sunday’s racing at Evergreen Raceway marked the start of a new season with a new car and a first time visit to Victory Lane.
The sophomore driver parlayed his pole starting spot into a career first win as he handily stayed in front the entire 30-lap distance and despite several cautions that pulled the field together Christman still had the upper hand and cruised uncontested to the memorable victory.
Last year’s top feature winner Mike Pollack was runner-up and battled 2021 champ Ken Erney. Christman’s older brother, Brandon Christman and Bobby Kibler Jr., competed the top five.
11-year old Paulie Hartwig III of Galloway was the top 4-Cylinder Stock feature winner in 2021 with four victories and he wasted no time in getting into the winning groove as he raced to his seventh career Evergreen win and did so by leading every lap.
Starting on the outside of the front row, Hartwig, who last year lost the championship to Micah Adams by one point, charged to the lead at the drop of the initial green and from there stayed the course for all 20-laps.
There was a good battle that ensued for second spot with Mackenzie Adams holding off TJ Kapish. Shayne Geist was fourth and Jay Kanor fifth.
In the Factory Stocks Brandon Cook of Edwardsville began defense of his 2021 title with the Opening Day twenty lap feature win. Cook was awarded the verdict after Scott Sipe, who crossed the stripe first, failed post-race inspection.
The main event of the day was the 75-lap Tour Modified main, however, no sooner did the cars begin to line-up for the race rain began to fall and the race was postponed and is rescheduled for Sunday, May 15.
May 15th - Tour Mod Make-up, Evergreen mods, Street Stocks, Four Cylinders, Novice
May 29th - 602 Mods, Late Models, Street Stocks, Four Cylinders, Novice
PAULIE HARTWIG III, Kenzie Adams, TJ Kapish, Shayne Geist, Jay Kanor, Zeb Farber, Micah Adams, Tony Hilliard, Jimmy Ayre, Larry Spencer III, Tom Cavagnino, Brian Romig Jr, Austin Ahner, Mallory Kutz DNS: Doug Dehaven, Sterling Kepner
BRANDON COOK, Ty Huntsburger, Blaine Barry, Joe Helberg DNS: Moe Hunsigner, Steve Kreitzer
JAKE CHRISTMAN, Mike Pollack, Ken Erney, Brandon Christman, Bobby Kibler Jr, Tommy Flanagan, Matt Schlenker, Cody Giest, Jayden Harman, Amber Knecht, Nick Pollack, Anthony Tombasco, Randy Green, Thomas Flanagan, Bob Hunsicker, Mike Erney