One of the dreams High Road Promotions envisioned when taking over Evergreen Speedway seven years ago has come to fruition. The 3/8-mile track has been repaved for the first time in decades.
“To accomplish a complete restoration project of the entire track has taken a lot of time, money and effort to do a top-notch job,” said High Road Promotions President Doug Hobbs.
During the rainy season, the track would often sit underneath 2 to 3 feet of water in various spots along the track.
“It has taken a considerable amount of subterranean repair and new drainage construction to channel the water properly over the past seven years to be able to repave this week,” Hobbs said.
While the “outpour of enthusiasm from Northwest drivers and teams has been amazing”, it’s income to the local tourism industry is just as exciting.
“Tourism is vital to our cities and Snohomish County, of which Evergreen Speedway plays a major role. Special thanks to the Snohomish County Tourism Promotion Area who helped in part with support funds for this very expensive project,” Hobbs said.
Other projects slated for Evergreen Speedway include upgrades to the grandstand restrooms, new box suites across the top of the grandstands, additional paved parking in the pits, and a new front stretch catch fence. Evergreen Raceways is also working to bring NASCAR Camping World Truck Series back to the PNW, though this would require much more extensive repairs to the 5/8-mile track.
“We are invested and committed to keeping short track racing strong in the Pacific Northwest, and are always looking to make Evergreen Speedway the best for fan and driver experience,” Hobbs said.
For more information about the racing series held at Evergreen Speedway, please visit www.evergreenspeedway.com.