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SCN Rescheduled for October 27-28, Trunk or Treat Added To Event

The 12th-annual Small Car Nationals has been rescheduled for the weekend of October 27-28 on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Saturday will feature all qualifying events, plus a non-sanctioned open event for E-Mods.

Rules will follow the Mid Atlantic Modifieds series format, but an open tire rule will be allowed. E-Mods will only be in competition on Saturday.

Following all of the racing activity on Saturday, October 27, we will be hosting a Trunk or Treat for all kids. Kids are welcome to come to the races in Halloween costume. We will have more details in the coming weeks leading up to the SCN. Pit gates open at 11am, grandstands at 1pm, and racing begins at 3pm.

Sunday, October 28, will be all of the feature events for the SCN.  Pit gates open at noon, grandstands at 1pm, and racing begins at 3pm.

For more information, continue to visit the website and/or follow our Facebook and Twitter pages, or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

IMPORTANT Updated SCN Information

With a review of the Hurricane Florence and the heavy rain received earlier this week, Hagerstown Speedway officials are going to make all efforts to run the 12th Annual Small Car Nationals THIS weekend on September 15-16. Tentatively, we are pushing back the entire program by one day. Qualifying and Heat Races will take place on Saturday starting at 7PM with Consolation and Feature Races on Sunday starting at 5PM. We will be doing another assessment on Friday, pending track conditions and additional rainfall.

In addition to the change in race schedule, the Awards Luncheon originally scheduled for Saturday has been rescheduled to Friday night, September 14 at the Wilson Ruritan Club – 16204 National Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Doors open at 6, meal served at 6:30 and awards will follow.

Unfortunately we can not predict the weather, but we are trying to make the best business decisions with everyone in mind. We appreciate your patience, your support, and thank you for your understanding.

Track Champions to be Decided This Weekend

The final point race of the 2018 season is scheduled to take place this Saturday, August 18 at Hagerstown Speedway. Track champions will be crowned in our regularly featured divisions of Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks, and Hobby Stocks.

Due to several event cancellations because of inclement weather, and after filling all available make-up dates, this has been an abbreviated season. But because of this, the races for the championships are up for grabs.

In the Late Model Sportsman division, only three point races have been contested. James Lichliter sits on top of the standings by a 15 point margin over Justin Weaver, and a 40 point advantage over Cody Kershner. Each driver scored a feature win and each has a shot at earning the 2018 LMS track championship.

It won’t be an easy task racing for the title as the final LMS point race will be held in conjunction with the Mason Dixon Shootout Series, competing without the roofs and going topless.

The Pure Stock division managed to get in the most races with ten shows. Point leader Doug Hoffman owns three wins out those ten races and has a 40 point lead over Jamie Zentmyer along with a 90 point lead over Sam Archer. Zentmyer and Archer each have single wins to their credit.

Hobby Stocks have competed in six point races in 2018, and consistency has put William Ecton, Jr. on top without a feature win. He holds a slim 13 point gap over Tom Caravello, whom has also been consistent without a win. 3-time winner Jonathan Raley trails by 36 markers.

As mentioned, the Mason Dixon Shootout Series headlines the night with the Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks and the 4 Cylinder Mini-Stocks complete the card. General admission is $12, $10 for Students/Seniors/Military, Kids 12 and under are free, and pit admission is $30.

Gates open at 5pm, and race time begins at 7pm.

Sagi Tribute with Buddy Armel this Sunday

The much-anticipated Frank Sagi Tribute with Special Guest Buddy Armel is up next on Sunday, August 5th, at Hagerstown Speedway.

Over $12,000 of sponsored contingency cash and product bonuses have now been collected for this special event, surpassing last year’s total.  These numerous gifts will be distributed to drivers and fans alike throughout the evening.  All 24 starting drivers in each of the three divisions competing in the evening’s card will receive either extra cash, gift certificates or product bonuses according to their finishing positions.

Race fans will not be left out either, as everyone entering the gates will be offered a unique, hand-drawn print done by racing artist Jeff Lindsay.  These colorful prints will be free of charge and feature multiple cars of legendary drivers from the rich history of Hagerstown Speedway.  Fans will get their choice of one of three different drawings, all of which were specially created for this event and can only be obtained on this night.  Fans will also have the chance to take home free racing t-shirts that will be shot into the grandstands throughout the evening with cannon-like devices operated by race supporters Tim and Brent Hottle of Outback Motor Speedway.

Come out to honor the legendary driving career of Hall of Fame driver Buddy Armel, along with the numerous contributions to the sport by 39-year track announcer Frank Sagi.

Gates open at 4pm with a special Meet & Greet autograph session being held with Buddy Armel and a huge collection of retired drivers between 4:30-5:30.  On track action for Super Late Models, Mid Atlantic Modifieds, and Pure Stocks begins with hot laps at 6pm.

Rain Forces UNSLMS and MDSS Rescheduling

Torrential rainfalls throughout the Mid-Atlantic on Saturday wiped out racing in the region everywhere, including here at Hagerstown Speedway.

The card originally scheduled for July 21 with the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series, Mason Dixon Shootout Series, Pure Stocks and Hobby Stocks will now take place on October 13 with an earlier 6pm start.

Regular racing will be off for Monster Jam the weekend of July 27-29, but will return for a special Sunday night rendition of the Frank Sagi Tribute on August 5 with a 6pm start time.

The Red Nininger Memorial for Super Late Models will now be part of the Clash for Cash on August 11.

Please take note of the date changes and start times accordingly. Stay up to date on Hagerstown Speedway news and information here on the website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed.

***Editor note – The Small Car Nationals are on September 14-15, NOT 13-14 as was mistakenly noted in last week’s press release.  I apologize for any confusion.

Thanks,

Brett Rose – PR/Media Relations Director

Two Big Weekends of Action at Hagerstown Speedway

As we complete the first month of summer, July ends with two big weekends of action at Hagerstown Speedway featuring Super Late Models and Monster Trucks.

This Saturday, July 21 brings back the return of the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series in the $5,000 to-win Red Nininger Memorial presented by All Things Automotive. Many of the area’s best Super Late Model teams are expected to be on hand to battle in the 40 lap main event.

Trever Feathers is looking to repeat his season opening win at Hagerstown, which was also the opener for the UNSLMS. 2017 Hagerstown SLM champion Kyle Lee has been competing in most of the series events and he will be seeking his 1st win of the season at the Hub City oval.

Series point leader Jared Miley leads Ross Robinson by five markers going into Saturday night, and Matt Cosner sits in third place just six points out of front in a tight point battle.

Joining the UNSLMS on the card is another appearance of the Mason-Dixon Shootout Series gunning for a $1,500 to win payday. Many of the area Late Model Sportsman and 358 steel block racers are expected for one of the best payouts in the division. Justin Weaver leads the contingent to Hagerstown where he has already scored one feature win in 2018.

Pure Stocks and Hobby Stocks both will be racing with feature events paying $500 to the winner. This night has shaped up to be one of biggest race nights of the summer for the racers and the fans.

General admission is $18, Students/Seniors/Military $15, Kids 12 and under are free, and pit admission is $35. Grandstand gates open at 5pm, and racing begins at 7pm.

Monster Jam returns for another three day weekend show on July 27-29 presenting the top stars in Monster Trucks. For ticket ordering information, visit speedwayshopping.com, or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.