The term “superspeedway” typically is not reserved for a short track like Evergreen Speedway that measures 0.625 miles. But NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson knew what he was doing when he called the paved oval in Monroe, Washington, the “Superspeedway of the West.”
Evergreen is not your typical short track, as the facility is actually five tracks in one. Inside that 0.646-mile oval is a 0.375 paved oval, a 0.2-mile paved oval, a figure-eight track and a 0.75-mile road course.
Located a little more than 30 miles northeast of Seattle, Evergreen Speedway is the only NASCAR-sanctioned track in the state of Washington.
In 2022, Evergreen’s racing season begins in late March and runs though the beginning of October.
Below is everything to know about Evergreen Speedway.
Originally a dirt track for horse racing, Evergreen Speedway was constructed in 1954 on the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. It was paved almost a decade later, when regular auto races began to be held at the venue.
Evergreen’s covered grandstand along the track’s frontstretch can seat up to 7,500 people. Additionally, uncovered modular grandstands around the track can seat 5,000 more people.
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Today, Evergreen’s jam-packed weekly racing schedule features multiple stock and drift car division like pro late models, street stocks, hornets, stingers, legends, buses, pro trucks, mini stocks and more. The track also host the ARCA Menards Series West in August.
The West Series first raced at Evergreen in 1964, when Dick Bown drove a Plymouth to Victory Lane. The West Series’ 2022 visit will mark its 61st race at Evergreen. Ray Elder and Jack McCory are tied for the most West Series wins at the track with five apiece.
Evergreen also hosted NASCAR Northwest Series races from 1985 through 2006.
What’s now the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has raced at Evergreen six times, with Ron Hornaday Jr. winning the series first race at the Washington track in 1995 and Jack Sprague winning the last in 2000.
Hornaday and Sprague both won a pair of Truck Series races at Evergreen.
Below are the all-time results from those three series’ visits to Evergreen dating back to the 1960s.
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at Evergreen Speedway
|1995-06||5/13/95||Ron Hornaday, Jr.|
|1999-03||4/3/99||Ron Hornaday, Jr.|
West Series races at Evergreen Speedway
NASCAR Northwest Series races at Evergreen Speedway