30 lap $500 to Win Four Cylinders
Double Points for SS and EM
Hirschman tops stout modified field; Sipe takes Duct Tape 50
(6.18.21) The pits were packed for Evergreen Raceway’s first of four Friday night shows in 2021. With five divisions on hand, the staff had a tall order to keep the show running smoothly before the 12am curphew would shut them down.
Matt Hirschman once again leave everyone scratching their head as he sailed away with second tour modified win of the year. Geary Rinehimer would lead the 23 car field the green flag. The opening laps would see a flurry of cautions. Hirschman would restart fifth on a lap five and it wasn’t long before he made his way to second place. Daren Scherer looked strong at this point with almost a straightaway lead over the 60 car. But just after the halfway point, Hirschman got to his rear bumper and powered by Scherer on he inside coming off turn four. It was smooth sailing from there on, but in the closing laps, Blake Barney would close in as Hirschman was slowed by lap traffic. There was no time left though and Matt Hirschman would take the checkers over Barney, Scherer, Jack Ely and Ron Silk.
Scott Sipe started on the pole for the annual Duct Tape 50 factory stock race. This traditional race takes place in memory of track promotor Jason Makarewicz’s father, Ed Makarewicz. The first caution wouldn’t fall until lap 26 when second place Blaine Barry would go around. Sipe would still be in command when a lap 34 restart saw Barry and rookie Brandon Cook pile hard into the turn one wall. Both drivers were ok, but the race would be called due to time constraints. Sipe was declared the winner over Scott Adams, Steve Kreitzer, Scott Riggleman and Brandon Cook.
The second 50 lap Late Model Contest of the year saw Nick Ross claiming another victory, but it wasn’t easy. Mike Sweeney took fast time and won the Jones Racing Products pole award. Early laps had Sweeney setting pace with Travis Fisher and Ross in tow. Fisher would find his way to the front on lap 21 and a few laps later Sweeney would put his nose to Fisher and send him around. Sweeney would go to the rear for the contact and Ross assumes the race lead. With one final restart with four laps remaining, Sweeney and Fisher had worked their way back the front and gave Ross a run for his money. Ross held on from tremendous pressure to win by a few feet at the line. Fisher, Sweeney, Roger Maynor and Dennis Wenner rounded out the top 5.
In street stock action, Frank Del Nero would take the early lead. A handful of cautions saw many drivers having to go to the rear of the field and work their way back up again. But it was Jason Harman who kept it in the right direction and was able to overtake Del Nero for the lead and his second win of the year. Del Nero held on for second followed by Mike Pollack, Jayden Harman and Steve Shultz.
Cody Boehm started fifth in the packed 4 cylinder field. Boehm took the lead from Nick Schaeffer on lap 15 and never looked back. Micah Adams, Schaeffer, Paulie Hartwig III and Zeb Farber completes the top five.
Tour Modifieds – MATT HIRSCHMAN, Blake Barney, Daren Scherer, Jack Ely, Ron Silk, Chuck Hossfeld, Chris Turbush, Austin Beers, Earl Paules, James Pritchard, Nick Baer, Kyle Sthrol, Roger Coss, Brandon Oltra, Brian Defebo, Geary Rinehimer, Sean Verwys, Brian Webber, John Markovic, Austin Kochenash, Jim Gavek, Rich Cooper, Wayne Szerencsits
Factory Stock – SCOTT SIPE, Scott Adams, Steve Kreitzer, Scott Riggleman, Brandon Cook, Blaine Barry, Moe Hunsinger, Ty Huntsberger, Clint Halstead, Nate Marsico
Street Stocks – JASON HARMAN, Frank Del Nero, Mike Pollack, Jayden Harmon, Steve Shultz, Gordie Buchman, Jake Christman, Matt Schlenker, Randy Green, Eric Kocher, Brian Halecki, Ken Erney, Steve Tito, Tony Tombasco
Late Models – NICK ROSS, Travis Fisher, Mike Sweeney, Roger Mayor, Dennis Wenner, Todd Cooper, Brandon Turbush, Rich Cooper, Geno Steigerwalt, Brain Roming Jr.
4 Cylinders – CODY BOEHM, Micah Adams, Nick Schaeffer, Paulie Hartwig III, Zeb Farber, TJ Kapish, Tony Hilliard, Rebecca Barbush, Joe Barbush III, Ray Kochin, Kenzie Adams, Nick Kerstetter, Marc Aigeldinger, Shawn Kistler, Josh Antosh, Jay Skupski, Elia Tito, Steve Tito, Johnny Bennett, Larry Spencer III, Mike Schumaker