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Championships Decided As Weather Forces Hagerstown Cancellation

By Brett Rose

Remnants of Hurricane Harvey made their way through the Mid-Atlantic region over Friday night and into Saturday afternoon, forcing officials to cancel the final night of point racing at Hagerstown Speedway for 2017.

The final point race will not be rescheduled, and the championship point standings are final.
Congratulations go out to our 2017 Track Champions Kyle Lee (Super Late Model), Kyle Lear (Late Model Sportsman), Sean Dawson (Pure Stock), and Davey Gross, Jr. (Hobby Stock).

Lee won his first SLM championship in his rookie season of competing in the division. Out of 13 features, Lee won one feature, scored five Top 5, and twelve Top 10 finishes.

Lear wins his second career LMS championship with seven feature wins on the season, along with thirteen Top 5, and fifteen Top 10 finishes in fifteen starts.

Dawson wins his first PS championship on the heels of one feature win, fourteen top 5, and seventeen top 10 finishes in seventeen starts.

Gross, Jr. picked up three feature wins, fifteen top 5, and sixteen Top 10 finishes out of sixteen events toward his first career championship.

The Championship Celebration Picnic will take place at the speedway to honor our 2017 track champions on October 14.

Racing still remains at Hagerstown for 2017, with the upcoming Small Car Nationals on September 15-16, the 70th Anniversary automatic qualifier on September 30, and the 70th Anniversary Season Finale weekend on October 13-15.

 

 

Rain Forces Cancellation at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

 HAGERSTOWN, MD – With two laps remaining in the second heat race for the Late Model Sportsman/Mason-Dixon Shootout, heavy rains and lightning rolled over the speedway and with more storms on the way, officials at Hagerstown Speedway were forced to cancel racing activity.

The Cornett Tribute for Pure Stocks and Small Fry Night will not be made up.

Officials with the Mason-Dixon Shootout Series have rescheduled a new race date on September 30. It will not be a continuation of the August 19 program.

Rain checks and pit wristbands from this race will be honored for all remaining regular shows. Stay tuned to the website, the track Facebook and Twitter page for future announcements, or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

Just as a reminder, Hagerstown Speedway will return to action thisFriday, August 25 for the makeup date of the Hagerstown/ Winchester Shootout 25 Lap, $2,500 to-win Red Nininger Memorial for Super Late Models. There will be no racing on August 26. The Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stock, and Hobby Stock divisions are also on the card.

Regular Show, Plus 4 Cylinders This Weekend

Coming up this Saturday, August 12 at Hagerstown Speedway features our regular show lineup of Super Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks, and Hobby Stocks along with a special appearance of the 4 Cylinder Mini-Stocks.

The 4 Cylinders are limited to rear-wheel drive cars only.

This special night of racing for the 4 Cylinder division is brought you by South Side Pediatrics of Hagerstown. The 4 cylinder feature will pay $300 to win, plus extra money back through the field, thanks to:

Linaburg Painting and Roofing
First Choice Plumbing
Dwayne’s Auto Repair
Pingley Trucking
Dark Horse Racing
Lowe Racing
Cornwell Tools by Matthew Sowers
Kershner Racing
Wilt 2 + 2 Racing
Kershner’s Water Pump Service
Valley Repair
Lescalleet Racing

With just a few point races left and some tight battles toward track championships, look for the racing action to be hot and heavy over the next few weeks.

General admission is $15, Student/Seniors/Military $10, children 12 and under are free,  and pit insurance is $30. Race time is set for 7pm.

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

Twin Feature Race Informaion

Pill Draw for Heats. 1st Feature heads up from Heat finish. 2nd Feature will be inverted (1-10) determined by 1st Feature winner’s draw.  Sportsman Purse (15 lap) $350 to win, $100 for 10th,$50 to start, Pure Stock Purse (10 lap) $200 to win, $40 for 10th, $30 to start, Hobby Stock Purse (8 lap) $140 to win, $25  for 10th and to start.

Twin Features Night up Next

Coming up next at Hagerstown Speedway on August 5 will be Twin Feature Night for the Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stock, and Hobby Stock divisions.

The Late Model Sportsman will have two 15 Lap features, Pure Stocks will have two 10 Lap features, and Hobby Stocks will have two 8 Lap features.

Racers will be battling to get up to the front of the pack with some urgency as there are less laps than a regular feature, and each feature scores as a full point race.

General Admission is $12, Student/Seniors/Military is $7, kids 12 and under are free, and pit insurance $30. Race time starts at 7pm.

Also coming soon on August 12, the RWD 4 Cylinder Mini-Stocks have been added to the regular show for a 5 division lineup. South Side Pediatrics of Hagerstown has stepped up to be the main sponsor of the 4 Cylinder division, and other sponsors are joining daily. Look for more details to be announced in the coming days.

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