Walls leads all 20 laps in Hagerstown Season Opener


Rodney Walls led from green to checker to win the season opener at the Hagerstown Speedway. Walls fought off a late charge from Frankie Gordon, Scott Palmer and Tyler Emory who finished second, third, and fourth.

“We worked on our program all winter and think we are pretty good so far this year,” Walls said. “I chose a softer tire today and it really paid off. I hope we can continue this next week.”

The race ran caution free with Walls leading every lap.

Interstate Battery Hard Charger Awarded to Zak Kauffman.

Jason Stoner captured the victory in dominate fashion in the season opener at Hagerstown. Cody Kershner started on pole but did not stay in the front for long as the 81J of Jamie Zentmyer took the early lead. Stoner took the lead on lap two and never looked back, taking the 15-lap feature.

“We were hoping to pick up where we left off last season,” Stoner said. “I plan to run Hagerstown full time this year and our team is really excited about it.”

Jamie Zentmyer ended the day in second position, Dillon Wilson came in third, and Bryan Kerns finished fourth.

Interstate Battery Hard Charger Awarded to Bobby Meixsell.

Corey Almond takes the checkered in the season opener for the crate late models at the Hagerstown Speedway. The race featured numerous passes in the top positions. Early in the race, Justin Fulton was going for the lead but jumped the cushion and lost several positions. He would later catch the leader back down before spinning out and nosing his car into the infield fence that caused a late caution. After a late restart, Corey Almond took advantage of the restart and drove to the win.

“If it weren’t for the late restart, I don’t think I would be standing here right now,” Almond said. “We were fortunate to get caught up to the leaders late and we took advantage on the restart and that’s how we got where we are. We are incredibly happy to start the season strong.”

Tyler Hoy finished second, Justin Kann in third, and Al Shawver Jr. in fourth.

Bumping and banging. That is what Scott Sipes and Codey Breeden did for the last half of the race. Trading the lead several times, the two made contact on numerous occasion which resulted in Breeden spinning out in turn four with a few laps to go. He was able to recover to finish second despite his difficulty. The crowd was on their feet as it was easily the most exciting race of the day.

“It has been 15 years since I last won a race, so this is a special day,” Sipes said. “I just can’t believe it. It is great to be back in victory lane.”

Jack Gose finished third, and William Crook finished fourth.

2021 Opening Events and Covid Guidelines at Hagerstown Speedway

The Hagerstown Speedway is excited to kick off the 2021 season in the month of March with open test sessions starting on Saturday March 13 & 20 at 2 p.m. with rain dates on March 14 and 21.

The Season Opener on Saturday March 27 at 4 p.m. will feature Late Model Sportsman, Fastrak Crate Late Model, Pure Stock, and Hobby Stocks. General Admission is $15, Students/Seniors/Military $10, Pits $30.
The first points race of the season for Late Model Sportsman, Fastrak Crate Late Model, Pure Stock, and Hobby Stocks will take place on Saturday April 3 at 5 p.m. General Admission is $15, Students/Seniors/Military $10, Pits $30.
On Saturday April 10, the Super Late Models, Mid-Atlantics Modifieds, and Hobby Stocks will take to the track at 5 p.m. General Admission is $20, Students/Seniors/Military $10, Pits $30.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Series will be in action on Saturday April 17 at 7 p.m. with the $15,000 to win, 50 lap, Red Nininger Memorial. General Admission is $35, Students/Seniors/Military $30, Reserved Seating, $40, Pits $45. Pure Stocks will also be in action.
The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series, Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks, and Hobby Stocks will take on the half mile on Saturday April 24 at 7 p.m. General Admission is $15, Students/Seniors/Military $10, Pits $30.
We are excited to welcome fans back to the speedway for our 74th season. We ask that all patrons abide by the Maryland MASK mandate and practice social distancing at least six feet apart.
Groups must be 10 or less USHERS will be available to assist with seating.  Rows are marked out with caution tape.
Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the venue and all other CDC recommendations apply.
All spectators shall go to their seats and remain seated, to the extent possible. At the end of the sporting event, all spectators shall exit the venue directly.