Twin Features Night up Next

Coming up next at Hagerstown Speedway on August 5 will be Twin Feature Night for the Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stock, and Hobby Stock divisions.

The Late Model Sportsman will have two 15 Lap features, Pure Stocks will have two 10 Lap features, and Hobby Stocks will have two 8 Lap features.

Racers will be battling to get up to the front of the pack with some urgency as there are less laps than a regular feature, and each feature scores as a full point race.

General Admission is $12, Student/Seniors/Military is $7, kids 12 and under are free, and pit insurance $30. Race time starts at 7pm.

Also coming soon on August 12, the RWD 4 Cylinder Mini-Stocks have been added to the regular show for a 5 division lineup. South Side Pediatrics of Hagerstown has stepped up to be the main sponsor of the 4 Cylinder division, and other sponsors are joining daily. Look for more details to be announced in the coming days.

For more information, call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

Rain Halts Nininger Memorial, Rescheduled for August 25

Heavy rains on Saturday afternoon with more forecasted for the evening forced officials at Hagerstown Speedway to postpone the Red Nininger Memorial to Friday, August 25, 2017.

There will not be any racing on August 26.

Also, the Late Model Sportsman division will be added to the card.

The Nininger Memorial for Super Late Models will still be a time trial event, and a 25 Lap feature event paying $2,500 to win.

Starting time for this Friday night show will be 7:30 warm ups

For more information, call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

Red Nininger Memorial up Next as Part of Hagerstown/Winchester Shootout

Coming up this Saturday night, July 22 at Hagerstown Speedway is the Red Nininger Memorial held in honor of one the legendary past winners of the speedway. Super Late Models, Pure Stocks, and Hobby Stocks are on the card.

Long known as “The Jefferson Redhead”, the late Nininger’s career spanned from the coupes of the 1950’s, the Super Modifieds of the 1960’s, and Late Models in the 1970’s.

Nininger’s son Glenn had a successful career as a racer and team owner to keep the legacy of the Nininger name in the spotlight for many years.

Super Late Models will be racing 25 Laps for $2,500 to win. Nininger’s Tire & Auto is sponsoring two 6 foot tall trophies, a fast time trophy, $25 for heat race winners, and trophies for the Pure Stock and Hobby Stock winners along with a $25 award to the Pure Stock winner.

Nininger’s will also award $25 to five random drivers drawn by the feature winner at the conclusion of the race.

Round Hill Auto Service is sponsoring a $50 award to the fast timer, and another $50 if a new track record is set. They are also sponsoring $50 for the hard charger, and the 25th lap leader, while $25 goes to whomever leads Lap 2 and Lap 16.

Antietam Builders of Hagerstown is putting up $100 to the feature winner of the SLM and HS feature.

The SLM feature winner will also win four tickets to HersheyPark courtesy of WFRE 99.9 FM radio of Frederick, MD.

On top of this, Red Nininger’s great-grandson Randy Cole will sing the National Anthem. Cole will also will be singing it at Nationals Park on July 27 for the Washington Nationals home game.

General admission is $15, Students/Seniors/Military are $10, and kids 12 and under a free. Pit admission is $30.

For more information, call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

Lear Wins SCN Qualifier at Hagerstown

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – “Showtime” Kyle Lear locked himself into the Hagerstown Speedway Small Car Nationals with his fifth 20 lap Late Model Sportsman feature win of the season.

The Severna Park, MD racer kept the lead from his pole position start, and withstood two cautions along with the challenges of Justin Weaver before driving away from the field to the checkered flag.

Weaver battled and swapped James Lichliter for the runner-up spot a couple of times before settling into second place. Lichliter held onto third place as Michael Walls and Frankie Gordon rounded out the top five.

Lear said: “We fell off the top and we struggled to get back up this year, and we work hard in the shop. We found big problems last week and we capitalized on them. Races are won in the shop, and I’m gonna tell ya, these guys behind me are behind me 100% whether we’re in the dirt or on top.”

Greg “Spike” Moore claimed his guaranteed spot in September with a dominate victory in the 15 lap Pure Stock feature. Moore drove past early race leader Ryan Sager, and pulled away while maintaining a straightaway lead through lapped traffic.

Sager held off a fast closing Craig Parrill for second, while Keith Koontz and Sean Dawson completed the top five.

Shawn Shoemaker returned to victory lane and punched his ticket to a SCN Hobby Stock feature spot. Shoemaker drove his way to the win from a twelfth-place start in a wild 12 lap feature that saw multiple lead changes, and saw Dylan Rutherford suffer a hard crash into the turn three guardrail. Rutherford climbed out under his own power.

Shoemaker made his winning move around Alex Boozel at the white flag. Boozel finished second, followed by Davey Gross, Jr., Jamie Mills, and Bryan Neff

Ryan Laye also returned to the Hub City oval victory lane after the 4 Cylinder Mini-Stock feature event. Laye led from start to finish over Mike Kershner, Shane Sixeas, Jeremy Ott, and Eric Boozel.

Chris Anderson picked up his guaranteed SCN U-Car spot with a dominant win by half a lap over Matt Worley, Rusty Garlock, Anthony Varner, and Kala Varner.

Feature Results

Late Model Sportsman –1. 151-Kyle Lear,  2. 2J-Justin Weaver,  3. 8L-James Lichliter, 4. 99-Michael Walls, 5. 92-Frankie Gordon, 6. 2-Dan Zechman, 7. 1K-Bruce Kane, 8. 62-Devin Frey, 9. 32J-Shaun Jones, 10. 77-Randy Burkholder,  11. 72D-Dale Murphy,  12. 11B-Ronnie Bottenfield, 13. 000-Matt Nailor, 14. 88D-Devin Weyandt, 15. 44-Justin Jesmer,  16. 11-Joe Westerman Jr., 17. 21M-Matt Murphy, 18. 43-Cody Kershner,  19. 24R-John Rowland, DNS 9-Jason Sarver

Pure Stock – 1.  11-Greg Moore,  2. 22*-Ryan Sager, 3. 3-Craig Parrill,  4. 08-Keith Koontz,  5. S7-Sean Dawson,  6. 38-Brian Duffy,  7. 05-Brandon Churchey,  8. 44-Frank DiBella, 9. 21K-Kory Sites,  10. 6C-Tony Catlett, 11.  22-Jamey Swank,  12. 4-Nick DiBella, 13. 00-Joshua Bloom,  14. 1W-Michelle Walls,  15. 2+2-Shane Wilt, 16. 64-William Crook,  17. 6-Wayne Hawbaker, 18. 34C-Jimmy Parrill, 19. 20-Dana Quade, 20. 72-Michael Kratovil, 21. 31H-Greg Hainsey, 22. 81F-Marshall McMullen

Hobby Stock – 1. Shawn Shoemaker, 2. Alex Boozel, 3. Davey Gross, Jr., 4. Jamie Mills, 5. Bryan Neff, 6. Kenny Thomas, 7. Jonathan Raley, 8. John Catlett, 9. Ryan Beckett, 10. Willie Ling, 11. Laura Chamberlain, 12. Eric Weyandt, 13. Rodney Miner, 14. Nick Bechtel, 15. James Speelman, 16. Dylan Rutherford

4 Cylinders – 1. Ryan Laye, 2. Mike Kershner, 3. Shane Sixeas, 4. Jeremy Ott, 5. Eric Boozel, 6. Jacob Whitt, 7. Willie Dodson, 8. Matt Sowers, 9. Kent Leonard, 10. Austin Kirby, 11. Seth Yeager, 12. Fred Cummings, DNS- Kevin Bard

U-Cars – 1. Chris Anderson, 2. Matt Worley, 3. Rusty Garlock, 4. Anthony Varner, 5. Kala Varner, 6. Justin Williamson, 7. Kyle Rohrbaugh, 8. Travis Brown, 9. Travis Semple, 10. Roy Denike, 11. Larry Lamb, 12. Eric Seibert, 13. Dale Varner, Jr., 14. Rob Leidy, 15. Robert Wellman, 16. Justin Oberlin, 17. Bailey Johnson, DNS- Shane Seville, Kyle Frankenberry, Bruce Betres

 

Small Car National Qualifiers

This Saturday July 15, Hagerstown Speedway presents the Small Car Nationals Qualifiers as the Super Late Model division gets the night off.

 

The feature winners in the Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stock, Hobby Stock, and a special appearance by the 4 Cylinder division will all receive a guaranteed starting spot in the SCN on September 15-16.

 

All divisions will compete in an open competition, home track rules format. The 4 Cylinder division is open to both RWD and FWD cars.

 

This week, General Admission is $10, Students/Seniors/Military $5, Kids age 12 and under are free, and pit admission is $30. Gates open at 5 pm, and race time starts at 7 pm.

 

If you still have your general admission rain check from the PA Sprint Speedweek show, bring it for one of the remaining July regular shows for a $5 discount.

 

For more information, call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.