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Hagerstown Speedway Postpones 2020 Racing Season

Unfortunately, the red flag is out.

It is with deep regret and sadness due to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with local and state mandates of adherence to the CDC guidelines for crowd gatherings and social distancing that the officials and management of Hagerstown Speedway are postponing the 2020 racing season effective immediately for the foreseeable future.

We thank everyone for their patience and understanding with a delayed start to this season. We thank everyone for their loyalty and participation albeit in a shortened season ever since the speedway tried to begin in March before being stricken by the COVID-19 pandemic that has crippled sporting events all over the world.

Due to the high demand of attending events thus far, it has been determined that Hagerstown Speedway cannot properly practice safe social distancing procedures within the speedway grounds that would allow a larger participation/gathering of speedway attendants.

We rely on racers to put on a great show, and we rely on our great fans that come to watch and enjoy a night at the races.  However at this time, we can no longer accommodate the masses due to the restrictions set forth by local municipalities of the Washington County Health Department and the orders from the Maryland Secretary of Health.

We understand this is a cause of great disappointment to the racers and fans of Hagerstown Speedway, and it is a greater disappointment to everyone else involved at Hagerstown Speedway.

Once again, we thank everyone that chose to participate and support Hagerstown Speedway in 2020. We plan on returning back to action as soon as we can, and hope for a full season of racing in 2021.

Please stay tuned to the website and social media pages for any further updates.

Remembering Curtis Hershey

The staff at Hagerstown Speedway offers its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Curtis Hershey. Hershey was the longtime owner of Hershey’s Auto Machine in Greencastle, Pennsylvania, and for over 35 years, his engines powered many winners in all divisions at Hagerstown Speedway.

Hershey passed away suddenly on June 23, 2020 at home. He was 58 years old.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday evening at 7:00 PM at the Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Chambersburg. The family will receive friends from 2:00 till 4:00 PM and 5:00 till 7:00 PM on Monday. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kelsocorneliusfh.com.

Hagerstown Speedway COVID-19 Guidelines Update

As of June 25, 2020, officials from the Washington County Health Department have been in contact with the management of Hagerstown Speedway monitoring the guidelines set forth by local government agencies and state directives authorized and issued by the Maryland Secretary of Health.

Hagerstown Speedway has been taking all precautions and protocol necessary to provide the safest possible experience by following the guidelines of social distancing (at least 6 feet or more apart), providing hand sanitizing stations, and the highly recommended use of PPE (personal protective equipment) to prevent and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Due to filed complaints and social media posts about the lack of or not enough social distancing, Hagerstown Speedway has been asked by the Washington County Health Department to reduce the number of participants per race team on the inside pit area, and limiting the number of participants sitting in the outside area.

Social distancing concerns are being addressed accordingly as additional measures will be in place effective immediately and going forward. The guidelines of social distancing are a requirement and not a recommendation.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with Hagerstown Speedway as we will continue to operate under the guidelines of Washington County to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

LMS Dual Features, FASTRAK CLM Highlight Next Event

Coming up this Saturday for the final event in June on the 27th will be the Late Model Sportsman Dual Features, plus a $1,000 to win shootout.

The LMS field for each feature will be split in half by pill draw. There will not be qualifying heat races. The top 3 cars from each 15 lap feature event will return for a special six car, 8 lap shootout for $1,000 to the winner.

FASTRAK Crate Late Models return after their season debut last week, plus the Pure Stock and Hobby Stock divisions round out the card.

Please continue to follow social distancing and mask guidelines for this event. Track concession stands will be open with social distancing guidelines of maintaining a distance of at least six feet apart. Wearing masks is encouraged, but only required when communicating outside of your family group.

Racers and crew members participating will be permitted to enter either inside the tracks restricted area or outside the track pit area, grandstand and concession area. Insurance admission for the outside area is $15, and  inside pit is $30.

Gates open at 4:30pm with racing starting at 7:00pm.

For the latest updates and information, please follow the Hagerstown Speedway page on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

MAM Season Opener, LMS, and PS & HS Split Feature Night up Next  

HAGERSTOWN, MD – As many other tracks and series went through delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Mid Atlantic Modifieds suffered the same fate.

Now, it’s their turn to make the series debut for 2020 as the MAM will have their season opener this weekend at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday, June 13.

Joining the MAM will be the Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stock, and Hobby Stock divisions.

Both the PS and HS will race in a split feature format. The lineup sheet created from the qualifying heat races will be broken in half from top to bottom. The top half of the qualified field will compete in a separate feature from the bottom qualified half. Each division will have two different feature winners.

It is sure to be an exciting night of action at Hagerstown Speedway!

Continue to follow social distancing and mask guidelines for this event. General admission is $15 and pit insurance is $30.

Track concession stands will be open with social distancing guidelines of maintaining a distance of at least six feet apart. Wearing masks is encouraged, but only required when communicating outside of your family group.

Gates open at 4:30pm with racing starting at 7:00pm.

For the latest updates and information, please follow the Hagerstown Speedway page on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

We thank everyone for their patience and understanding throughout this time of challenge, and welcome you to join us at Hagerstown Speedway this season and beyond.

Late Model Sportsman Headline Hub City 100, PS & HS on the Card

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Following up a tremendous 73rd-season opener last weekend, racing returns to Hagerstown Speedway this weekend on Saturday night, June 6 with the Hub City 100.

The Late Model Sportsman division will debut for the 2020 season with one of the biggest races of the year for the division as those drivers will battle it out in a 50 lap, $2,000 to win main event sure to bring in the area’s best 358 cubic inch steel block powered racers.

More laps and money are also up for grabs for the Pure Stock and Hobby Stock divisions with each feature event going a distance of 25 laps and $500 to win.

Each division of competition is open to cars compliant with Hagerstown Speedway rules.

Last week’s winners Joey Zambotti (PS) and Brady Daniels (HS) each earned guaranteed starting spots in the Hub City 100.

Due to social distancing and gathering guidelines, for this event and the time being until further announcements are made, EVERYONE attending will be considered an event participant.

Racers and crew members participating will be permitted to enter the track restricted area on the inside pit, while all other supporters will be permitted outside the pit area. Insurance admission for the outside area is $15, and competitors/crew for the inside pit is $30.

All persons attending will be required to sign a release waiver.

Track concession stands will be open with social distancing guidelines of maintaining a distance of at least six feet apart. Wearing masks is encouraged, but only required when communicating outside of your family group.

Gates open at 4:30pm with racing starting at 7:00pm.

For the latest updates and information, please follow the Hagerstown Speedway page on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.