Snohomish County’s Evergreen Speedway was chosen as one of NASCAR's top 10 home tracks across America during this year’s NASCAR Whelen All-American banquet in Charlotte, N.C.
Evergreen Speedway operators Doug and Traci Hobbs of High Road Promotions were presented with an Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR by George Silberman, managing director of Racing Operations, at the 2012 Championship Banquet and Track Operators Meeting.
“High Road Promotions continues to bring energy and enthusiasm to the racetrack at the fairgrounds,” said Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon. “It has been a great partnership and we’re pleased for them that they have received this honor from the racing industry.”
The speedway, located at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, has been a NASCAR-sanctioned track for 24 of its 57 years. Specifically, the Whelen All-American Series (formerly the Dodge Weekly Series and Winston Racing Series) is a points championship for NASCAR-sanctioned local racetracks around the United States and Canada. The series is run at nearly 60 race tracks across North America.
Last year, the Evergreen Speedway was one of five NASCAR tracks nationwide selected to be part of the “NASCAR Green Clean Air” initiative, which included tree-planting projects at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.
Leyland Cyprus trees were planted between the raceway’s northern end and the world-class equine facilities also located at the fairgrounds. The trees double as a protective buffer and clean the air.
Snohomish County selected High Road Promotions in 2010 to manage, operate and maintain the Evergreen Speedway. High Road Promotions has always been recognized for its enthusiasm, commitment to the community, regional approach to motorsports and respect within the racing community.
The County’s continued goals for the Speedway include expanding the variety of motorsports at the venue as well as the promotion of non-racing events to make the venue a year-round attraction.