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Hagerstown Speedway Set For 70th Season Opener

HAGERSTOWN, MD – With a nice turnout of 62 race teams at the Test & Tune Practice Day on March 25 completed, the attention now turns to Opening Day at Hagerstown Speedway, officially kicking off the milestone 70th anniversary season for the 2017 campaign.

The Hagerstown Speedway staff extends its thanks and appreciation to everyone who participated in the practice day.

The 2017 race season begins on April 1 with the Thomas All Things Automotive Super Late Models racing to win an automatic qualifier for Bedford Speedway’s 81st Anniversary race held on July 14.

Defending Super Late Model track champion Scott Palmer, along with former track champions Marvin Winters and Roy Deese, Jr. are just a few drivers expected to be on hand looking to etch their name in history as an Opening Day winner.

2016 Late Model Sportsman champion Kyle Lee has moved up to the Super Late Model division, and look for him to be in the hunt for victory as well.

The Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks, and Crate Late Models will also be featured on the card of events.

Also, track promoter Doug Timmons has announced that trophy sponsorships are available for regular shows only at the cost of $100 per night. Trophy sponsors will be able to present the awards to the winning drivers at the conclusion of each feature, and participate in the Victory Lane ceremonies. Please contact the speedway for more details.

Pit gates open at 3:30, grandstand gates will open at 4:00, and hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:00. General admission is $15, while kids 12 and under are free. Pit admission is $30.

For more information, visit www.hagerstownspeedway.com or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

We look forward to have you joining us at Hagerstown Speedway this season.

Sat March 18th PLANS reschedule till Sat March 25th

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.

Michelle Walls crowned Miss Hagerstown Speedway

 

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.

Saturday March 11th program has been postponed till Saturday March 18th

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.

 

Remembering Al Richards

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.