Since the mid 1970’s and a couple of name changes over that time period, the Late Model Sportsman division has been a popular category at Hagerstown Speedway. The steel block, 358 cubic inch racers often produce some of the most competitive racing around this area.
The purse for LMS regular shows have been increased significantly up from $550 to win, now paying $800 to win and $100 to start the feature event.
The LMS will be featured over a dozen nights in 2019, starting on March 30 with headlining the official season opening point race. Pure Stocks and Hobby stocks will also be racing in their opening point races, respectively. U-Cars are also scheduled for their first of eight scheduled appearances.
The same lineup will be in action on April 6 as Accent Imaging/The Trophy Shop presents the Hub City 100 Guaranteed Qualifiers.
LMS teams will be in action on April 20 and again on April 27 with Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks, and U-Cars in the Turn 5 Turnaround Spring Small Car Nationals. LMS teams will be racing for $1,500 to win, PS are going for $750, HS will go for $500 to win, and $300 will go to the U-Car winner.
The first of three LMS races sanctioned by the Mason Dixon Shootout Series will be featured on a Friday night special during the IMCA East Coast Sprint Nationals on May 24.
June 1 is another big night for the LMS as they will participate in the Hub City 100. The 35 lap race pays $1,500 to win. Pure Stocks will compete for 25 laps and $500 to win in the Cornett Tribute. $500 goes to the Hobby Stock winner after 25 laps, and $300 is up for grabs in the 15 lap U-Car feature.
The LMS are on the card for the 3rd-annual Frank Sagi Tribute on Sunday, June 23, and again on June 29.
The MDSS returns on July 6, while the final LMS point race is scheduled on July 20. The final MDSS sanctioned race will be held as part of the Turn 5 Turnaround Summer Championship on August 24 with another $1,500 to the winner.
Wrapping up the LMS season will be the traditional Small Car Nationals with qualifying on September 13 and feature event on September 14.
With a purse increase for regular shows, along with several other higher paying events, the Late Model Sportsman competitors have a lot to look forward to racing at Hagerstown Speedway in 2019.