Officials with the ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series and Hagerstown Speedway have announced that the season opener, slated for March 28th has been postponed with no rescheduled date immediately available. Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan, by executive order closed all non-essential business in the state effective at 5:00 pm on Monday. The executive order is indefinite. ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series and Hagerstown Speedway officials will continue to monitor the situation and work toward the rescheduled date once a more definitive timeline is available.
“Our number one concern is always the safety of our fans and teams,” said ULTIMATE Northeast Director, Rose Compton, “We are continuously monitoring the situation and will announce any updates as they become available.”
FASTRAK Companies International, parent company of the ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series, previously issued a statement amid the COVID-19 outbreak and is taking a race by race approach in response to the outbreak.
“We remain committed to taking a race by race approach in response to current events,” said FASTRAK Companies International Vice President DJ Irvine, “We want to get back to racing, and some sense of normalcy, as quickly as possible. However, we must remain dedicated to the safety of our fans, teams, and officials. The situation remains fluid all across the country, and we will follow all orders from federal, state, and local officials.”
The ULTIMATE Northeast is set to open its 3rd season of competition, all of which have opened at the Hagerstown, MD oval. Trevor Feathers won the season opener in 2018, with Justin Weaver taking the checkered flag in 2019. Jared Miley is the defending back to back champion of the ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Series.
Check out the official website for the ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series at www.ultimatesupers.com/NEHome.html and continue to follow our social media networks for the ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series. Follow @UltimateNorth on Twitter to get up to the minute news and details as they become available. ULTIMATE Northeast can be found on Instagram @Ultimate_Northeast_slms.
The 2020 marketing partners for the ULTIMATE Notheast Super Late Model Series are VP Racing Fuel “The official fuel of Ultimate Northeast”, Hoosier, American Race Tires, Keyser Manufacturing, Ultra Shield Race Products, ARBodies, Beyea Headers, G.O.A.T. Beef Jerky, VP Racing Lubricants, Hi-Line Motorsports, TRUFORM Race Products, Penske Racing Shocks, Jays Auto Wrecking, MS Shock Therapy “Rookie of the Year” sponsor, Roys Auto Body “fast qualifier award”, Rugged Radios, Speed51.com “The official video home of ULTIMATE Northeast”, Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic, Capitol Custom Trailers and Coaches “The official trailer of Ultimate Northeast” and Thomas Clarke Performance.
Hagerstown Speedway is set, prepared and ready for its 73rd-season of racing at the Hub City oval in 2020. Kicking off the season this week is the annual Race-A- Rama Motorsports Expo at the Valley Mall on March 5-7.
Then this weekend on Saturday, March 7 will be the first of three scheduled Tune & Test weekends. The test sessions are open to all divisions of race cars. Testing will begin at 2pm. Grandstand general admission is free, and pit admission is $25.
Tune & Tests are also scheduled for March 14 and 21, respectively, with rain dates of March 15 and 22 if needed.
The 73rd season opener is scheduled for March 28 with the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series competing for $3,000 to-win, and an automatic qualifier for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event scheduled for April 18.
Joining the card for the season opener will be the debut of the Fastrak Crate Late Models and Hobby Stocks. More news will be available as the opening date approaches.
For more information and the latest speedway news, make sure to follow Hagerstown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.