April 11th Recap of the Races

Saturday April 11th was Scout Night presented by Coastal Community Bank at a soggy and cold
Evergreen Speedway, with a track surface that presented drivers with a ton of challenges.
Five classes took to the track, with the Buzz Inn Steakhouse Stinger 8’s starting off the main
events. Last season’s champion Toby Jenkins got the win as the rain poured down with Matt
Sommerville in second place and the 10X of Cody Hoopes finishing third.

The Foster Press Mini Stocks saw their second race of the season racing in conditions so totally
opposite of the season opener. The only thing consistent about Saturday’s race was that the
winner was last year’s champion and Rookie of the Year Trenton Moriarty with a wire to wire
wind for his second win in 2015. Trenton had his car set up for the rainy track conditions and left
the field in his wake. Matt Stone placed second with Brad Thomas in third.

In the Interstate Batteries Hornet main, the 23 car of Kahl Cheth led the first ten laps on the 6
turn road course. Mark Hubbard then took over the lead and built up a quick two second lead
before a caution on lap 12 changed the race. The 22 of Scott Hunt dove under Hubbard in turn
two and led for a short time until a caution for a three car blocking incident in the short chute
helped change the outcome. The 41 of Hubbard took back the lead on the restart and ran away to
the win, with his son Cullen Hubbard in second and Matt Greene finishing third.

The track conditions improved somewhat for the Les Schwab Tire Street Stocks main event. Jim
Foti pulled the wire to wire job for the win, surviving cautions on lap twelve when the 12 of
Chad Fitzpatrick and 44 of Mike Marthaller got together in turn 2. The field restarted, and by lap
20, Foti was out to a six second lead, eventually winning the race with Steve Ptacek in second
and a well-deserved third place finish for Randy Bueing, returning to racing for the first time in
almost twenty years.

Last up for the night was the Outlaw Figure 8’s. These high horsepower machines were beyond
twitchy on the slick track. John Carlson led the first seventeen laps of the twenty five lap feature
until he tried to pass Seth Funden in turn 3 and got tangled up allowing Chris Curtis to slip by
and take the lead for his first place win of the season. Carlson finished second and returning
champion Mike Steltz finished third.

Next up at the Super Speedway of the West will be one of the Frontier Communications Family
Nights, featuring the Speedway Chevrolet Super Late Models with a 75 lap Main Event on the
3/8’s, the Monroe Grocery Outlet Super Stock Figure 8’s, Buzz Inn Steakhouse Stinger 8’s,
Interstate Battery Hornets and the 2015 debut of the Northwest Pro 4 Trucks. Special Frontier
Family Night Prices are $10.00 for ALL ADULTS with Kids 10 and Under in FREE! This is
without a Doubt, one of the BEST values to see a Super Late Model race in the NW!

Tickets for this and all events can be purchased online at www.evergreenspeedway.com

Steve Mortland