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IMCA East Coast Sprint Nationals up Next, MDSS Make 1st Appearance of 2019

Coming up this Memorial Day weekend is one of the biggest events on the calendar at Hagerstown Speedway as we present the inaugural running of the IMCA East Coast Sprint Nationals this Friday and Saturday night.

The IMCA RaceSaver 305 Sprints are on the card for both nights of action on May 24-25. Many cars from the various regions of IMCA RaceSaver sanctioned events will convene at one time in this interregional event.

Friday night’s race is scheduled to pay $500 to win. If more than 70 cars show, there will be two separate features at $300 to win for each.

The feature on Saturday night will pay $1,000 to win, and $500 to start making this sure to be one of the toughest races of the year to qualify for.

The Mason Dixon Shootout Series for our Late Model Sportsman teams will be in action on Friday night for $1,000 to win. The LMS races at Hagerstown in 2019 have been nothing short of competitive this season with three different winner in four events.

Pure Stocks and Hobby Stocks will be on Saturday night’s card of events. It’s sure to be a big weekend of racing you won’t want to miss.

Those wishing to camp overnight on the speedway grounds may do so. Camping is free of charge, but there are no hookups. All campers must be self-contained.

IMCA racers are invited to attend the racers’ picnic under the main grandstands on Saturday from 1-4 before the races. Live band entertainment will be provided as well.

For each night, general admission is $15, students/seniors/military $12, kids age 12 and under are free in the grandstands. Pit admission is $35.

Gates open daily at 5PM pits gates 430PM.  Warm up are at 730 Friday and 7 on Saturday

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest in updates, or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640 for more information.

Tex Shaffer Memorial up Next at Hagerstown Speedway

A very special event is coming up next on May 19 for a Sunday night special as Hagerstown Speedway will honor one of the great car owners that fielded some of the most competitive Limited Late Model and Super Late Model rides in this area.

Longtime Hagerstown Speedway race fans have recognized the black No.46 Ford for many years that was campaigned by Tex Shaffer. Drivers such as Dave Burk, Nathan Durboraw, Bob Salathe, and Brent Smith sat behind the wheel of the Shaffer’s Auto Salvage Special, but the car became synonymous with veteran driver Marvin Winters. Winters has gained the most notoriety as the longest tenured and winningest driver of the familiar No. 46 out of Mercersburg, PA.

Tex Shaffer passed away on February 15, 2019. He was 82 years old.

To honor one of the legendary race team owners in the history of Hagerstown Speedway, Super Late Models will be in competition for the Shaffer 46 Special. Fittingly, this special event will go a feature distance of 46 laps, paying $4,600 to the winner.

This is also the first leg of three memorial races in 2019. Glenn Nininger of Nininger’s Tire and Auto in Brunswick, MD has posted a $1,000 bonus to a driver if they can win all three memorial races including the upcoming Frank Sagi Tribute and Red Nininger Memorial.

If a driver can win two of them, it’s a $500 bonus, but they must attend all three to be eligible.

Crate Late Models, Pure Stocks and Hobby Stocks are also on the card this Sunday night. Each of those respective divisions will be racing for $460 to win and a trophy.

Pit gates open at 3:30, grandstands open at 4pm, and racing begins at 6pm.

General admission is $18, students/seniors/military $15, and pit admission is $35.

Stay up to date on news and information by following Hagerstown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

20/20 Dash for SLM, MAM, and More This Week

Coming up this Saturday is the return of Super Late Models with the 20/20 Dash. This race will start no more than 20 cars in a 20 lap feature event paying $1,500 to win and $300 to start.

Non-qualifiers will receive $100 tow money.

Also returning for their second appearance is the Mid Atlantic Modifieds. The last time the MAM raced at Hagerstown Speedway, 30 cars were entered for the most in the series in 2019.

Joining the SLM and MAM on the card will be the Pure Stock and Hobby Stock divisions, along with the Penn-Mar Vintage Racers.

Pit gates open at 4:30, grandstands at 5, and racing begins at 7pm. General admission is $16, students/seniors/military $12, and kids 12 and under are free. Pit admission is $30.

For more up to the minute information, please follow our Facebook and Twitter pages, or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

Racing will be off next weekend for the Bonanza Extravaganza, and will return again on a Sunday night special with Super Late Models for the 46 lap, $4,600 to win Tex Shaffer Memorial on May 19. Look for more information coming soon.

Turn 5 Turn Around SCN up Next

Coming up this Saturday night, April 27 is the Turn 5 Turn Around Small Car Nationals for Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks, and U-Cars.

Extra money throughout the field is on the line, and good money to win is up for grabs as $1,500 goes to the LMS winner, $750 to PS, $500 for HS, and $300 to the U-Car feature.

This is a one night, springtime version of the traditional fall event.

This race will carry Home Track Rules, along with specific rules pertaining to each division. Your car must be compliant to those specific rules to be allowed race. Please see the either the speedway or Turn 5 Turn Around Facebook pages for more details.

Please take note in addition to the regular pit fee, there is an additional $25 entry fee for the car. This is also a non-points race.

General admission is $15, students/seniors/military $12, kids age 12 and under are free. Pit admission is $30.

Pit gates open at 4:30, grandstands open at 5pm and racing begins at 7pm.

IMCA RaceSaver Sprints and Mid Atlantic Modifieds Headline This Week

Coming up this Saturday April 20 will be the first appearances of 2019 for the IMCA RaceSaver 305 Sprint Cars, and the Mid Atlantic Modifieds.

The 305 Sprints made their inaugural debut last season at Hagerstown Speedway, and due to popular demand with the racers and fans, the division will be featured numerous times this season, beginning this weekend.

The 305 Sprint winner will receive an automatic qualifier for the inaugural IMCA RaceSaver East Coast Sprint Nationals on May 24-25.

IMCA RaceSaver competition is so close and competitive that a guaranteed spot in May’s event will be huge.

The Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Modifieds have been making regular visits to Hagerstown over the past few years. The series continues to grow with competitors and drivers with the MAM are looking forward to making their season debut at the Hub City half-mile.

Joining the card will be the Late Model Sportsman and Hobby Stocks. Four distinctively different divisions of race cars will be in action.

Pit gates open at 4:30, grandstands open at 5:00, and racing begins at 7:00.

For more information, visit our Facebook and Twitter pages, or call the office at 301-582-0640.

Accent Imaging/The Trophy Shop Night Up Next

This Saturday night, April 6 is Accent Imaging/The Trophy Shop Night at Hagerstown Speedway featuring the Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stock, Hobby Stock, and U-Cars.

Each division winner will earn a guaranteed qualifier for the Hub City 100 on June 1.

Also joining the card this week will be the LaSalle’s Sportsman Modifieds (602 Crate E-Mods) that made their inaugural debut at the speedway last week.

Pit gates open at 3:30, grandstands open at 4pm, and racing begins at 6pm. General admission is $15, Students/Seniors/Military $12, and pit admission is $30.

For the latest in updates, please visit our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media pages. For other info, call the speedway at 301-582-0640.

Coming up on April 13 is the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the annual Stanley Schetrompf Memorial. Look for more details next week.