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Racing Returns with Student Night/Armed Forces Appreciation Night

Racing action returns this Saturday to Hagerstown Speedway with Student Night/Armed Forces Appreciation Night.

All students with school identification, military personnel, and senior citizens will be admitted to general admission for free of charge as a token of appreciation from Hagerstown Speedway.

Super Late Models are back on the card for a 25 Lap featuring event, paying $2,000 to win and $200 to start. The Mid Atlantic Modifieds will make their second appearance of 2018, and the 4 Cylinder (RWD) Mini-Stocks will make their first appearance of the season. Pure Stocks and Hobby Stocks will also be a part of the lineup.

General admission is $15, while pit admission is $30. Pit gates open at 4pm, Grandstand gates open at 5pm, and racing begins at 7pm.

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Frank Sagi Tribute to feature Buddy Armel

This Saturday night on May 5 at Hagerstown Speedway, the second annual Frank Sagi Tribute that honors the former speedway announcer will feature local racing legend Buddy Armel as a special guest to the racing festivities, along with many other former drivers that were longtime competitors at the Hub City speed plant.

Now, if you have been a fan of local dirt track racing since the 1960’s, 70’s, or 80’s, then you need not have to ask who Armel is. Simply put, he was one of the best Late Model drivers ever to suit up and climb behind the steering wheel.

Throughout Armel’s career, he drove in and won races in his own No.15 and as a driver for Gerry Smith’s Valley Proteins No.35, 36, and 1vp machines. But he will forever be best remembered as the driver of the yellow and blue No. S-3 machines from the late Lee Stultz.

Anytime and anywhere the S-3 of Stultz and Armel showed up to race, the threat of a win was eminent.

During a spell in the mid to late 1970’s, Armel was practically unbeatable at Winchester Speedway. In 1977, Armel parked the S-3 into Victory Lane at Winchester for 19 wins. Armel won his share of races at Hagerstown as well, with a career total of 81 victories and five track championships.

The biggest win came in 1983 at Hagerstown when Armel bagged a $10,000 payday in the Conococheague 100 over a field mixed of touring professionals and Hagerstown regulars. Armel retired from racing after a stellar career in 1990.

As the featured special guest of the Frank Sagi Tribute, fans will have the opportunity for a meet and greet with the 80-year old from Winchester, Virginia along with many other racers that mixed it up with Armel on the racetrack.

Gates will open at 5pm, while the meet and greet will take place from 5:30-6:30 behind the main grandstand before the racing begins at 7:00. Fans should make plans to get their early for any autographs, and are encouraged to bring any personal memorabilia they would like to be signed.

Fans will also get a once in a lifetime opportunity at a chance to own a piece of Armel memorabilia as the right side body panels from his 1988 No.15 will be raffled off and won by some lucky race fan.

On the racing card will be the Super Late Models, the Mid Atlantic Modifieds, Pure Stock, and Hobby Stock divisions. This is a special event that will be offered at the regular price of admission of $15 for the grandstands. Students/Seniors/Military are $12, and pit admission is $30.

Last year’s Frank Sagi Tribute was an overwhelming successful gathering of racers from the past as well over one hundred former winners were in attendance, and this year should be bigger than last. It’s a race of nostalgic proportions that race fans will not want to miss.

If needed, this race carries a special rain date of Sunday June 10, with an hour earlier start. Stay tuned for details if necessary action will need to be taken for this special event.

Racing This Weekend Cancelled

Due to the cold temperatures forecasted for this Saturday, officials at Hagerstown Speedway have decided to cancel the event scheduled for April 7. A replacement event will take place with the Mason-Dixon Shootout Series, Hobby Stocks, and 4 Cylinder Mini-Stocks (RWD) on August 18. More information about August 18 will be revealed as details develop, and the schedule is subject to change.

Upcoming events on April 14 include the Hub City Guaranteed Qualifier for all regular classes (LMS, PS & HS), plus the first of our 20/20 Super Late Model Dash races that will feature 20 cars for 20 laps, paying $1,500 to win, $300 to star, and $100 tow money.

April 21 brings in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic 50 for Super Late Models along with a Pure Stock Special.

Wrapping up the month of April on the 28th will be the HTMA Mid Atlantic Modifieds, Penn Mar Vintage Racers, Pure Stock, Hobby Stock & U-Cars (Home Track Rules).

And kicking off the month of May on May 5 will be the Frank Sagi Tribute/ ARCH Night with Super Late Models, HTMA Mid Atlantic Modifieds, Pure Stock & Hobby Stocks. More details of this grand event will be released soon.

None of these shows will want to be missed, so go ahead and make your plans to be with us. Stay informed by visiting this website, our Facebook and our Twitter pages for the latest news.

For more information, call the speedway office at 301-582-0640 or e-mail info@hagerstownspeedway.com .

Hagerstown Speedway and Ultimate NE Season Opener up Next

After two weekends of testing and tuning and an interruption from Winter Storm Toby that dropped over a foot of snow to the earth, the Hagerstown Speedway welcomes the Ultimate Super Late Model Northeast Series along with all racers and fans to the Hub City oval for the season opener for both the series and the track this Saturday, March 31.

The Ultimate NE SLM opener will pay a generous $4,000 to win as series director Rose Compton received an extra $1,000 as a bonus from Steven Heiser and Sandy Lasut to be paid out to the victor.

The winner of the 30 lap main event will also receive a guaranteed qualifier for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event on April 21.

Joining the Super Late Models will be the Pure Stock and U-Car divisions.

Pit gates will open at 3:30pm, and general admission gates will open at 4:00pm. Racing is set to begin at 6:00pm.

General admission is $15, Students/Senior Citizens/Military admission is $12, and pit admission is $30.

For more information, call the speedway office at 301-582-0640, e-mail info@hagerstownspeedway.com, or follow the speedway social media pages on Facebook and Twitter.

Winters Claims 2018 Miss Hagerstown Speedway Crown, Rowe Best of Show

Winters Claims 2018 Miss Hagerstown Speedway Crown, Rowe Best of Show

On the final day of the annual Race-A-Rama car show at the Valley Mall in Hagerstown, the show concluded with the Miss Hagerstown Speedway pageant and awards ceremony.

Judges awarded the title honors of 2018 Miss Hagerstown Speedway to Brooke Winters. The 25 year-old resident of Mercersburg, PA is the daughter-in-law of veteran Super Late Model driver Marvin Winters. She succeeds the title from outgoing 2017 Miss Hagerstown Speedway Michelle Walls.

Away from the race track, Winters works as a radiologic/CT technologist and enjoys hunting and fishing. She is very much looking forward to the 2018 racing season at Hagerstown Speedway, as we at the Hagerstown Speedway are as well.

The Best of Show winner for favorite/best appearing car was tallied by the most Facebook likes, and with over 500 votes the honors went to the No.55 E-mod of Alyssa Rowe.

Scheduled for this weekend is the first of three Community Yard Sales, along with our Test & Tune days. These days are scheduled each Saturday on March 10, 17, and 24 before kicking off the official season opener on March 31 with the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series.

Follow us on social media through our official Hagerstown Speedway Facebook page and our Twitter feed at @Hagerstownspdwy. For more information, visit the website at hagerstownspeedway.com, or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

Hagerstown Speedway Prepares For 2018 Racing Season

Returning for a 71st year of racing at the Hub City ½ mile, Hagerstown Speedway is ready to present the 2018 racing season to its fans with a variety of events on the schedule.

Kicking off the season traditionally is the annual Race-A-Rama car show at the Valley Mall on February 26 – March 4 to give fans an up-close and personal look at the machinery that will grace the clay oval throughout the season.

The show concludes with an awards ceremony and the crowning of the pageant winner for Miss Hagerstown Speedway 2018.

Throughout the month of March, Hagerstown Speedway will host a Community Yard Sale, along with Tune and Test Sessions for all classes of cars on March 10, 17, and 24 before the official opening night of the 2018 racing campaign on March 31 with the 71st season opener featuring the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series, Pure Stocks and U-Cars.

The Super Late Model winner will receive a guaranteed qualifier for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event on April 21.

Plenty of variety will be featured during the season. Super Late Models will be featured throughout the season with special events. The Mason-Dixon Shootout Series returns to showcase the Late Model Sportsman teams and the Mid Atlantic Modifieds return to feature E-Mod racers on special nights.

The Crate Late Models, Penn-Mar Vintage Racers and the Classic Car Racing Series will also make appearances during 2018.

Sprint Cars return to Hagerstown Speedway on June 16 with the IMCA RaceSaver 305 Sprints, and 410 Sprints are the main attraction on July 5 with the Johnny Grum Memorial as part of PA Sprint Speedweek.

The longtime staple divisions of Pure Stock and Hobby Stock will be on the card most nights of the 2018 season.

Last, but not least, the always popular Bonanza Extravaganza and Monster Jam also return for 2018.

Make sure you continually visit the speedway website or follow the track’s social media pages on Facebook and Twitter for up to date information on what’s going on at Hagerstown Speedway.

For other information, call the track office at 301-582-0640.

The staff at Hagerstown Speedway, led by promoter Doug Timmons, general manager Lisa Plessinger along with track owner Frank Plessinger welcomes all racers and fans as we look forward to having you join us at “The Capitol of Dirt Racing” for 2018.