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With the snow melt and wet conditions Hagerstown Speedway has changed the schedule. This Sat March 18th event has been reschedule till Sat March 25th with a rain date of Sunday March 26th. Flea Market and Yard Sale from 8-12 with vendor set up at 630AM. Tune and Test at 2PM with Gates Opening at noon. Pit Insurance now just $25.
March 25th Season Opener has been rescheduled till Sat April 1st. Thomas All Things Automotive Late Models will run their Bedford Anniversary Qualifier along with the Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks , Hobby Stocks, and Crate Late Models. Gates Open at 330 Pits 4PM Grandstands and warm ups begin at 6PM. Cost is $15 general kids 12 and under FREE, Pits is $30.
Race fans at Hagerstown Speedway may be familiar with the name Michelle Walls as a competitor in the Pure Stock division over the last few seasons. Now, the 18 year old resident of Hanover, Pennsylvania can add the title of 2017 Miss Hagerstown Speedway to her racing resume.
Walls was presented with the honors at the conclusion of Race-A-Rama at the Valley Mall in Hagerstown on March 10. She is daughter of Mike and Chrissy Walls.
Her favorite racetrack is Hagerstown Speedway, and her favorite driver is her father. Besides racing, Walls enjoys four-wheeling and meeting new people.
When asked on why she wanted to compete in the pageant, Walls said: “I decided to run for Miss Hagerstown Speedway because I thought it would be a fun experience. I absolutely love to meet new people and love to interact with all the drivers among various divisions. I also thought since I have been in the racing community for my whole life it would be worth a chance to compete.”
We all at Hagerstown Speedway would like to congratulate Michelle Walls on her new endeavor as an ambassador and representative of “The Capitol of Dirt Racing” during our 70th anniversary season.
With a poor forecast for Friday night March 10th and into Saturday morning March 11th, speedway officials decided early to postpone this Saturday’s events till next Saturday March 18th.
“It looks like we will have to wait another week”, Promoter Doug Timmons said.
Saturday March 18th, the flea market and yard sale will open free to vendors at 6:30 AM for parking and set up. Restroom facilities, food and vendors will be ready by 8:00 AM.
Gates will open at 12 noon for pit entrance for the Tune and Test session beginning at 2PM.
Former Late Model competitor Al Richards passed away on February 28, 2017 in York, Pennsylvania.
Richards was 68 years old.
Well known for his entries featuring the No.4 spelled out in the word FOUR on side of his and his brother Bill’s racers, Richards was the 1994 Late Model Track Champion, and was inducted into the Hagerstown Speedway Hall of Fame in 2006.
Richards was a solid competitor for many years winning at other area tracks as well. He finished with five career feature wins at Hagerstown in a racing career that began in 1976, winning his first at the Hub City oval in 1978.
All of us at Hagerstown Speedway wish to send our sincerest condolences and sympathy to his family.
Al Richards will always be remembered as a champion.