In a unique collaboration between eastern Pennsylvania’s two asphalt race tracks – the .25-mile Mahoning Valley Speedway and .33-mile Evergreen Speedway – Modified teams are set to share in a lucrative payoff with the inaugural running of the Tom Wanick Jr. Memorial – an event which will be staged at both speedways.
On Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Mahoning Valley the Modified Spring Zing Tom Wanick Jr. Memorial 150 will pay $7,000 to win. Evergreen Raceway’s annual King of the Green – which has been dubbed the Tom Wanick Jr. Memorial 200 – is slated for Sunday, October 9, 2022, and pays $8,000 to win. Both are record payouts for each track.
In another show of cooperation, the overall best average finisher between the two races will be awarded a guaranteed starting spot in the Monaco Modified Tri-Track Series Haunted Hundred slated for Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Seekonk Speedway (Seekonk, MA).
“This is great way to show how both tracks can indeed work together and with other touring series,” said Mahoning’s Director of Track Operations Todd Baer.
The races are being held in memory of the late Tom Wanick Jr., who passed away on January 4. Tom was a reputable Modified car owner and supporter of both tracks as well as competing on with multiple regional touring series.
“My dad was everything to me and our race team and this is my way of celebrating his life by holding races in his name at Mahoning and Evergreen. We have always supported both tracks and we’re excited to be able to hold high-paying events that I’m sure will attract modified racers from near and far,” said Tom III.