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Red Nininger Memorial up Next as Part of Hagerstown/Winchester Shootout

Coming up this Saturday night, July 22 at Hagerstown Speedway is the Red Nininger Memorial held in honor of one the legendary past winners of the speedway. Super Late Models, Pure Stocks, and Hobby Stocks are on the card.

Long known as “The Jefferson Redhead”, the late Nininger’s career spanned from the coupes of the 1950’s, the Super Modifieds of the 1960’s, and Late Models in the 1970’s.

Nininger’s son Glenn had a successful career as a racer and team owner to keep the legacy of the Nininger name in the spotlight for many years.

Super Late Models will be racing 25 Laps for $2,500 to win. Nininger’s Tire & Auto is sponsoring two 6 foot tall trophies, a fast time trophy, $25 for heat race winners, and trophies for the Pure Stock and Hobby Stock winners along with a $25 award to the Pure Stock winner.

Nininger’s will also award $25 to five random drivers drawn by the feature winner at the conclusion of the race.

Round Hill Auto Service is sponsoring a $50 award to the fast timer, and another $50 if a new track record is set. They are also sponsoring $50 for the hard charger, and the 25th lap leader, while $25 goes to whomever leads Lap 2 and Lap 16.

Antietam Builders of Hagerstown is putting up $100 to the feature winner of the SLM and HS feature.

The SLM feature winner will also win four tickets to HersheyPark courtesy of WFRE 99.9 FM radio of Frederick, MD.

On top of this, Red Nininger’s great-grandson Randy Cole will sing the National Anthem. Cole will also will be singing it at Nationals Park on July 27 for the Washington Nationals home game.

General admission is $15, Students/Seniors/Military are $10, and kids 12 and under a free. Pit admission is $30.

For more information, call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

Small Car National Qualifiers

This Saturday July 15, Hagerstown Speedway presents the Small Car Nationals Qualifiers as the Super Late Model division gets the night off.

 

The feature winners in the Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stock, Hobby Stock, and a special appearance by the 4 Cylinder division will all receive a guaranteed starting spot in the SCN on September 15-16.

 

All divisions will compete in an open competition, home track rules format. The 4 Cylinder division is open to both RWD and FWD cars.

 

This week, General Admission is $10, Students/Seniors/Military $5, Kids age 12 and under are free, and pit admission is $30. Gates open at 5 pm, and race time starts at 7 pm.

 

If you still have your general admission rain check from the PA Sprint Speedweek show, bring it for one of the remaining July regular shows for a $5 discount.

 

For more information, call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

 

 

PA Sprint Speedweek This Wednesday Night

This Wednesday evening, Hagerstown Speedway hosts Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, while presenting the Johnny Grum Memorial in honor of the 1966 and 1969 Super Modified/Sprint Car track champion that also recorded 21 feature wins at the Hub City oval.

Grum was best known as the driver of Harry Fletcher’s No.66 machines back in those days, and they were a force to be reckoned with in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.

Hagerstown Speedway might be in Maryland below the Mason-Dixon Line from Pennsylvania, but the track does hold a great history in Sprint Car racing.

The $5,000 to win event is expected to draw the best of Central Pennsylvania 410 Sprints, plus current NASCAR stars Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson are expected to be in attendance.

Last year’s winner Lance Dewease is also looking to repeat at the track where he earned his first career 410 Sprint Car win in 1986.

West End Shell of Hagerstown is sponsoring the Hard Charger Award, and the commemorative winner’s check to the feature winner. The gasoline and service station that was long formerly known as Timmons’ Sunoco and Texaco has been a longtime supporter of local auto racing.

Joining the card will also be the EMMR exhibition. Race time is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm.

General admission is $25, reserved seats are $30, students/seniors/military is $20, kids 12 and under are free, and pit admission is $35.

Frank Sagi Tribute – Late Model PRIZES

$25 to all heat race winners from Glenn Nininger of Nininger’s Tire & Auto in Brunswick, Maryland.

Custom-made commerative slot car and oversized feature winner’s check from Brent and Tim Hottle of Outback Motor Speedway and Need-a-Sign in Winchester, Virginia.

$100 Gift Certificate to the highest finishing Rocket Chassis from Mark Richards Racing Enterprises and Rocket Chassis of Shinnston, West Virginia.

$50 Cash Bonus to the highest finishing Hershey Racing Engine from Curt Hershey of Hershey’s Racing Engines in Greencastle, Pennsylvania.

$100 Cash Bonus to the “Hard Charger of the Race” from Kurt Smith of KRS Graphics in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

$100 Cash Bonus to the 3rd place feature finisher from Alan Sites of Sites’ Garage in St. Thomas, Pennsylvania.

$100 Gift Certificate to the 4th place feature finisher for the “Bell 4 Safety” award from Steve Thomas Racing and Bell Helmets of Ludlow, Illinois.

$100 Cash Bonus to the 6th place feature finisher from Tex Shaffer of Shaffer’s Auto Salvage in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.

$100 Cash Bonus to the 7th place feature finisher from Alan Sites of Sites’ Custom Racing Bumpers in St. Thomas, Pennsylvania.

$100 Cash Bonus to the 9th place feature finisher from Jimmy and JT Spence of Champion Auto Sales of Winchester, Virginia.

$150 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from John Chamberlain of K&K Machine, Inc. of Glen Burnie, Maryland.

$150 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Scott LeBarron of LeBarron’s Auto Salvage in Dover, Pennsylvania.

$75 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn for the “Speed is for the Speedways, but not for the Highways” award from Walter Nichols and Turn 5 Turnaround.

$50 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Dwayne Snyder of Dwayne’s Auto Repair in Hagerstown, Maryland.

$50 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Port City Racing and Keyser Manufacturing of Coopersville, Michigan.

$50 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Brian Booze of Booze Brothers Performance in Marion, Pennsylvania.

$50 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Jim Bernheisel of Bernheisel Race Cars in Jonestown, Pennsylvania.

$25 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Bobby Dennis of Round Hill Auto Service in Round Hill, Virginia.

Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn for a sleeve of premium laminated tear-offs from Racing Optics in Las Vegas, Nevada.

$25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Pancho Lawler of Pancho’s Racing Products in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

A 2nd $25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Pancho Lawler of Pancho’s Racing Products in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

A 3rd $25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Pancho Lawler of Pancho’s Racing Products in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

A 4th $25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Pancho Lawler of Pancho’s Racing Products in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

Free custom-made carbonfiber driveshaft for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Steve Campbell of Mapco Driveshafts in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.

$750 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from FK Rod Ends of Southington, Connecticut.

Frank Sagi Tribute – Late Model Sportsman PRIZES

$75 to all heat race winners from Nick Pappas and Allen Rodgers of A&C Racing Engines in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Custom-made commerative slot car and oversized feature winner’s check from Brent and Tim Hottle of Outback Motor Speedway and Need-a-Sign in Winchester, Virginia.

$100 Cash Bonus to the feature winner from Jeff Sweitzer of Jeff Sweitzer Oval Research in York, Pennsylvania.

$50 Gift Certificate to the 4th place feature finisher from George Shearer and Marvin Winters of Shearer Custom Speed & Accessories in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania.

$50 Gift Certificate to the 6th place feature finisher from George Shearer and Marvin Winters of Shearer Custom Speed & Accessories in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania.

$50 Cash Bonus to the 14th place feature finisher from Dana Winters of Dana Signs in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania.

$100 Cash Bonus to the “Hard Charger of the Race” from Jimmy and JT Spence of Champion Auto Sales in Winchester, Virginia.

$50 Cash Bonus to the highest finishing Hershey Racing Engine from Curt Hershey of Hershey’s Racing Engines in Greencastle, Pennsylvania.

$125 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Scott LeBarron of LeBarron’s Auto Salvage in Dover, Pennsylvania.

$100 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from John Chamberlain of K&K Machine, Inc. in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

$100 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from AR Bodies of Greenbrier, Tennessee.

$75 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn for the “Who’s got the Hot Shoe” award from Walter Nichols of Turn 5 Turnaround.

$50 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Dwayne Snyder of Dwayne’s Auto Repair in Hagerstown, Maryland.

$50 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Jim Bernheisel of Bernheisel Race Cars in Jonestown, Pennsylvania.

$50 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Brian Booze of Booze Brothers Performance in Marion, Pennsylvania.

$50 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Port City Racing and Keyser Manufacturing in Coopersville, Michigan.

Box of premium pop rivets and washers for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Cizmar Pop Rivets of Girard, Ohio.

$25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Pancho Lawler of Pancho’s Racing Products in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

A 2nd $25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Pancho Lawler of Pancho’s Racing Products in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

A 3rd $25 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Pancho Lawler of Pancho’s Racing Products in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

Gift Certificate for a sleeve of premium laminated tear-offs for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Racing Optics of Las Vegas, Nevada.

$25 Cash Bonus for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Nick Pappas and Allen Rodgers of A&C Racing Engines in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Free Hoosier tire for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Bob Wirts of Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic in Finksburg, Maryland.

Free set of Wilwood brake pads for a feature finishing position to be drawn from Wilwood Engineering of Evansville, Indiana.

$750 Gift Certificate for a feature finishing position to be drawn from FK Rod Ends of Southington, Connecticut.