IMCA East Coast Sprint Nationals up Next, MDSS Make 1st Appearance of 2019

Coming up this Memorial Day weekend is one of the biggest events on the calendar at Hagerstown Speedway as we present the inaugural running of the IMCA East Coast Sprint Nationals this Friday and Saturday night.

The IMCA RaceSaver 305 Sprints are on the card for both nights of action on May 24-25. Many cars from the various regions of IMCA RaceSaver sanctioned events will convene at one time in this interregional event.

Friday night’s race is scheduled to pay $500 to win. If more than 70 cars show, there will be two separate features at $300 to win for each.

The feature on Saturday night will pay $1,000 to win, and $500 to start making this sure to be one of the toughest races of the year to qualify for.

The Mason Dixon Shootout Series for our Late Model Sportsman teams will be in action on Friday night for $1,000 to win. The LMS races at Hagerstown in 2019 have been nothing short of competitive this season with three different winner in four events.

Pure Stocks and Hobby Stocks will be on Saturday night’s card of events. It’s sure to be a big weekend of racing you won’t want to miss.

Those wishing to camp overnight on the speedway grounds may do so. Camping is free of charge, but there are no hookups. All campers must be self-contained.

IMCA racers are invited to attend the racers’ picnic under the main grandstands on Saturday from 1-4 before the races. Live band entertainment will be provided as well.

For each night, general admission is $15, students/seniors/military $12, kids age 12 and under are free in the grandstands. Pit admission is $35.

Gates open daily at 5PM pits gates 430PM.  Warm up are at 730 Friday and 7 on Saturday

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest in updates, or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640 for more information.

Tex Shaffer Memorial up Next at Hagerstown Speedway

A very special event is coming up next on May 19 for a Sunday night special as Hagerstown Speedway will honor one of the great car owners that fielded some of the most competitive Limited Late Model and Super Late Model rides in this area.

Longtime Hagerstown Speedway race fans have recognized the black No.46 Ford for many years that was campaigned by Tex Shaffer. Drivers such as Dave Burk, Nathan Durboraw, Bob Salathe, and Brent Smith sat behind the wheel of the Shaffer’s Auto Salvage Special, but the car became synonymous with veteran driver Marvin Winters. Winters has gained the most notoriety as the longest tenured and winningest driver of the familiar No. 46 out of Mercersburg, PA.

Tex Shaffer passed away on February 15, 2019. He was 82 years old.

To honor one of the legendary race team owners in the history of Hagerstown Speedway, Super Late Models will be in competition for the Shaffer 46 Special. Fittingly, this special event will go a feature distance of 46 laps, paying $4,600 to the winner.

This is also the first leg of three memorial races in 2019. Glenn Nininger of Nininger’s Tire and Auto in Brunswick, MD has posted a $1,000 bonus to a driver if they can win all three memorial races including the upcoming Frank Sagi Tribute and Red Nininger Memorial.

If a driver can win two of them, it’s a $500 bonus, but they must attend all three to be eligible.

Crate Late Models, Pure Stocks and Hobby Stocks are also on the card this Sunday night. Each of those respective divisions will be racing for $460 to win and a trophy.

Pit gates open at 3:30, grandstands open at 4pm, and racing begins at 6pm.

General admission is $18, students/seniors/military $15, and pit admission is $35.

Stay up to date on news and information by following Hagerstown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

20/20 Dash for SLM, MAM, and More This Week

Coming up this Saturday is the return of Super Late Models with the 20/20 Dash. This race will start no more than 20 cars in a 20 lap feature event paying $1,500 to win and $300 to start.

Non-qualifiers will receive $100 tow money.

Also returning for their second appearance is the Mid Atlantic Modifieds. The last time the MAM raced at Hagerstown Speedway, 30 cars were entered for the most in the series in 2019.

Joining the SLM and MAM on the card will be the Pure Stock and Hobby Stock divisions, along with the Penn-Mar Vintage Racers.

Pit gates open at 4:30, grandstands at 5, and racing begins at 7pm. General admission is $16, students/seniors/military $12, and kids 12 and under are free. Pit admission is $30.

For more up to the minute information, please follow our Facebook and Twitter pages, or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

Racing will be off next weekend for the Bonanza Extravaganza, and will return again on a Sunday night special with Super Late Models for the 46 lap, $4,600 to win Tex Shaffer Memorial on May 19. Look for more information coming soon.