Due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 and expanding restrictions on domestic and international travel, and in accordance with national, state and local governments prohibiting large group gatherings, the Monster Jam event scheduled July 24-26 at Hagerstown Speedway, has been cancelled.
Officials with the ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series and Hagerstown Speedway have announced that the season opener, slated for March 28th has been postponed with no rescheduled date immediately available. Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan, by executive order closed all non-essential business in the state effective at 5:00 pm on Monday. The executive order is indefinite. ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series and Hagerstown Speedway officials will continue to monitor the situation and work toward the rescheduled date once a more definitive timeline is available.
“Our number one concern is always the safety of our fans and teams,” said ULTIMATE Northeast Director, Rose Compton, “We are continuously monitoring the situation and will announce any updates as they become available.”
FASTRAK Companies International, parent company of the ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series, previously issued a statement amid the COVID-19 outbreak and is taking a race by race approach in response to the outbreak.
“We remain committed to taking a race by race approach in response to current events,” said FASTRAK Companies International Vice President DJ Irvine, “We want to get back to racing, and some sense of normalcy, as quickly as possible. However, we must remain dedicated to the safety of our fans, teams, and officials. The situation remains fluid all across the country, and we will follow all orders from federal, state, and local officials.”
The ULTIMATE Northeast is set to open its 3rd season of competition, all of which have opened at the Hagerstown, MD oval. Trevor Feathers won the season opener in 2018, with Justin Weaver taking the checkered flag in 2019. Jared Miley is the defending back to back champion of the ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Series.
Check out the official website for the ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series at www.ultimatesupers.com/NEHome.html and continue to follow our social media networks for the ULTIMATE Northeast Super Late Model Series. Follow @UltimateNorth on Twitter to get up to the minute news and details as they become available. ULTIMATE Northeast can be found on Instagram @Ultimate_Northeast_slms.
The 2020 marketing partners for the ULTIMATE Notheast Super Late Model Series are VP Racing Fuel “The official fuel of Ultimate Northeast”, Hoosier, American Race Tires, Keyser Manufacturing, Ultra Shield Race Products, ARBodies, Beyea Headers, G.O.A.T. Beef Jerky, VP Racing Lubricants, Hi-Line Motorsports, TRUFORM Race Products, Penske Racing Shocks, Jays Auto Wrecking, MS Shock Therapy “Rookie of the Year” sponsor, Roys Auto Body “fast qualifier award”, Rugged Radios, Speed51.com “The official video home of ULTIMATE Northeast”, Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic, Capitol Custom Trailers and Coaches “The official trailer of Ultimate Northeast” and Thomas Clarke Performance.
Hagerstown Speedway is set, prepared and ready for its 73rd-season of racing at the Hub City oval in 2020. Kicking off the season this week is the annual Race-A- Rama Motorsports Expo at the Valley Mall on March 5-7.
Then this weekend on Saturday, March 7 will be the first of three scheduled Tune & Test weekends. The test sessions are open to all divisions of race cars. Testing will begin at 2pm. Grandstand general admission is free, and pit admission is $25.
Tune & Tests are also scheduled for March 14 and 21, respectively, with rain dates of March 15 and 22 if needed.
The 73rd season opener is scheduled for March 28 with the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series competing for $3,000 to-win, and an automatic qualifier for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event scheduled for April 18.
Joining the card for the season opener will be the debut of the Fastrak Crate Late Models and Hobby Stocks. More news will be available as the opening date approaches.
For more information and the latest speedway news, make sure to follow Hagerstown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.
By Brett Rose
HAGERSTOWN, MD – Aaron Reutzel dominated the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions race at Hagerstown Speedway on Sunday night, picking up his 15th win of the 2019 season.
The Clute, Texas driver and series point leader started on the pole and drove away from fellow front row starter Dale Blaney immediately in his Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No.87.
Only two cautions interrupted Reutzel’s march to victory lane. Cautions came out on lap 6 and 20 respectively for Lance Dewease and Paul McMahan each having tire troubles.
Reutzel masterfully navigated through traffic, as Blaney, Danny Dietrich, Freddie Rahmer, and Gio Scelzi battled each other throughout the top five.
Dietrich solidified his place in second while chasing Reutzel, and then Brian Brown worked his way into fifth past Scelzi in the closing laps. But Reuzel wasn’t going to be denied his second win in three nights.
Reutzel said: “Yeah, it was phenomenal racecar. That’s for sure. I felt like I could go anywhere, and when you got a car that good, you just kind of just sit around and set your own pace and save your stuff which is really a big deal in racing today having a tire out here at the end. Our car has been so good here in the last month, and that’s what we’ve been good at is saving our equipment for the last ten laps”.
Dietrich held onto finish second while, Rahmer, Dale Blaney, and Brown completed the top five.
In IMCA RaceSaver competition, Drew Ritchey battled Ken Duke, Jr early for several laps before Duke spun going into turn one on Lap 14. Ritchey then had to contend with Ryan Lynn over the remaining laps, but was able to hold on for his first career win at Hagerstown, and his seventh win overall in 2019.
Rounding out the top five were Scott Lutz, Dave Grube, and Jaremi Hanson.
Notes: Dietrich set quick time with a lap time of 16.588 seconds over the 31 entries for the ASCoC portion of the show, while 30 IMCA RaceSaver teams were pitside.
The last time the ASCoC raced at Hagerstown was on July 28, 1983 and the winner that night was Dave Blaney. Blaney was back in competition 36 years later.
Brock Zearfoss made a last lap pass at the flagstand on James McFadden, taking the win by a scant margin of .003 seconds. Reutzel, Logan Wagner, and Christopher Bell were the other heat race winners.
ASCoC Sprints (30 laps) 1. Aaron Reutzel, 2. Danny Dietrich, 3. Freddie Rahmer, 4. Dale Blaney, 5. Brian Brown, 6. Gio Scelzi, 7. Mike Wagner, 8. Anthony Macri, 9. Cory Eliason, 10. Dylan Cisney, 11. Brock Zearfoss, 12. Logan Wagner, 13. Dave Blaney, 14. James McFadden, 15. Christopher Bell, 16. Kerry Madsen, 17. Justin Peck, 18. Trey Starks, 19. Skylar Gee, 20. Paul McMahan, 21. Gerard McIntyre, 22. Bradley Howard, 23. George Hobaugh, 24. Anthony Fiore, 25. Lance Dewease
IMCA RaceSaver Sprints (25 Laps)- 1. 880-Drew Ritchey, ; 2. 26-Ryan Lynn, ; 3. 33-Scott Lutz, ; 4. 3D-Dave Grube, ; 5. 36-Jaremi Hanson, ; 6. 20-Doug Dodson, ; 7. 44K-Tim Stallings, ; 8. 1R-Christian Rumsey, ; 9. 92-Dylan Proctor, ; 10. 11Z-Zachary Newlin, ; 11. 67-Ken Duke Jr., ; 12. 44-Jake Waters, ; 13. 83-Lawrence McVay, ; 14. 2-Erin Statler, ; 15. 6X-Brad Mellott, ; 16. 56-Jake Frye, ; 17. 44V-Daren Bolac, ; 18. R6-Reed Thompson, ; 19. 00S-Randy Sterling, ; 20. 86-Ron Aurand, ; 21. 88VA-Bill Rice, ; 22. 54M-Todd Lynn, ; 23. 69K-Kassidy Kreitz, ; 24. 17K-Kyle Keen, 
Hagerstown Speedway caps off the 2019 racing season with a Sunday night Sprint Car special event on September 22 as the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series returns after an absence of many years away from the Hub City oval, along with the IMCA RaceSaver 305 Sprints.
The Sprint Car-only show kicks off racing at 6 pm.
410 Sprints last raced at Hagerstown during Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek on July 4 with Freddie Rahmer scoring his first Hagerstown victory of his career. Many other stars from the Central Pennsylvania ranks are expected to battle the best of the ASCoC.
Leading the charge into Hagerstown for the ASCoC is series point leader Aaron Reutzel. Reutzel has been one of the winningest 410 Sprint Car drivers in the country. The Clute, Texas racer was the pole sitter of the Knoxville Nationals and recently picked up a huge win at in the $52,000 to win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway.
The IMCA RaceSaver 305 Sprints have made a few appearances at Hagerstown in 2019, and have produced excellent racing each time without a repeat winner.
Also, fans that attended the ASCoC race at BAPS Motor Speedway on August 25, and still have their general admission grandstand ticket stub from August 25 can exchange that ticket at the beer stand and get a 12 oz draft cup of beer for 50 cents.
Must be 21 years of age or older with proper ID, and MUST have the grandstand ticket from the ASCoC race at BAPS from 8-25-19 only. Limit one 12 oz. cup of draft beer per ticket exchanged.
For our non-beer drinking fans, you may exchange your BAPS ticket and 50 cents for one small fountain drink at the concession stand. Limit one discounted drink sale per ticket.
- Grandstands open at 4pm, and racing begins at 6pm. General admission is $25, Students/Seniors/Military $20, kids age 12 and under are free. Pit admission is $35.
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