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Late Model Sportsman Headlining Multiple Events in 2019

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.

A Variety of Racing at Hagerstown Speedway In 2019

Officials at Hagerstown Speedway have released the tentative schedule of events for the 2019 racing season, showcasing a wide variety of racing divisions and special events including Super Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks, E-Mods, Sprint Cars, and much, much more.

As long as weather permits, Test and Tune days for all classes of cars wishing to get their machines dialed in before the start of the season will take place over the month of March on March 2, 9, and 16.

Super Late Models still have a major presence at the fabled facility. Throughout the racing season, the SLM will be featured for seven special nights of racing.

The 72nd lid-lifter is set to kick off on March 23 with the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series, paying the winner $3,000 and awarding them a guaranteed qualifier for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event. Joining the UNSLMS will be the Pure Stock and U-Car divisions under a Home Track Rules format.
As mentioned, the LOLMDS comes into the Hub City on April 13 with some of the finest SLM racers in the country for their annual visit of the Stanley Schetrompf Classic, going 50 laps and paying $12,000 to the winner. A Pure Stock Special will be on the undercard.
May 4 features SLM racing with a 20/20 Dash. Twenty cars will go for 20 laps, paying $1,500 to win and $300 to start. Non- qualifiers will receive $100 tow money. Featured with the SLM will be the Mid Atlantic Modifieds, Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks, and the Penn-Mar Vintage Racers.

Then on Sunday, June 23, the 3rd-annual Frank Sagi Tribute/ARCH Night featuring special guest Tom Peck will highlight a night of racing you sure won’t want to miss. As it was for many years on Sunday evenings, the Late Model Sportsman and Pure Stocks will be part of the show.

July 20 features the annual Red Nininger Memorial, and August 3 brings back the UNSLMS for a $5,000 to win feature event.

And rounding out the SLM schedule will be the 1st-annual Turn 5 Turnaround Summer Championship, paying $4,000 to the winner on August 24. Joining the SLM are the Mason Dixon Shootout Series , PS, and HS paying extra purse monies to win as well.

This is just a small part of what is going on at Hagerstown Speedway. Look for more news in the coming days highlighting special events for all divisions you will see in competition at Hagerstown Speedway in 2019. Stay tuned for more news soon!

Weather Forces SCN Cancellation and Ends 2018 Season

Due to the gloomy outlook forecasted because of the incoming Nor’easter storm and the increasing percentage of rain predicted to come this weekend, officials at Hagerstown Speedway have decided in the best interests of the racers and fans to cancel the 12th-annual Small Car Nationals.

Race teams that already pre-entered for the SCN will have their entry fee refunded. Please be patient as management will be processing funds to be returned. Drivers that won the automatic qualifier races for the 2018 SCN will be granted a guaranteed spot in the 2019 SCN.

With this decision, this abruptly concludes the 2018 racing season. Unfortunately, this season was severely affected by rain, forcing the postponement or cancellation of over half the events that were originally scheduled in 2018. We all hope that 2019 brings us a much better season of cooperative weather.

We would like to thank everyone that supported Hagerstown Speedway in 2018, and we look forward to having you back with us again in 2019. The staff at Hagerstown Speedway is already working diligently on assembling the 2019 schedule for the 72nd season of racing. Please stay tuned to the website or our social media pages for latest in news and updates.

2018 Special Recognitions

Feature Winners

Super Late Model

Trever Feathers, Bryan Bernheisel, Jonathan Davenport, Andy Anderson, Kyle Hardy, Jason Covert

Late Model Sportsman

Justin Weaver* (3), James Lichliter, Cody Kershner

Pure Stock

Doug Hoffman* (3), Craig Parrill (3), Jamie Zentmyer (2), Sam Archer, Dillon Wilson, Michael Warrenfeltz, Dan Zechman, Bryan Kerns

Hobby Stock

Jonathan Raley (3), Kevin Thomas (2), Billy Ecton,Sr., Billy Ecton, Jr.*, Davey Gross, Jr.,  Jamie Mills


Michael Altobelli (2), Rick Hulson

Sprint Car

Lance Dewease (410),  Ken Duke, Jr. (RaceSaver 305)


Matt Worley (2), Travis Brown, Robbie Carroll

Crate Late Model

Logan Roberson (2)

4 Cylinder RWD Mini Stock

Jason Stoner (2)

Classic Car Series

Matt Wallace, Wes Brown

Penn-Mar Vintage Racers

Randy Minich, Mike Beidel

*-Denotes 2018 Track Champion

Special Awards

Most Improved Driver – Cody Kershner (LMS), Dwayne Snyder (PS), Billy Ecton, Sr. (HS)

Best Appearing Car – James Lichliter (LMS), Danny Atherton (PS), Jonathan Raley (HS)

Sportsmanship – Barry Miller (LMS), Bryan Neff (PS), James Speelman (HS)

Hard Luck Award – John Rowland (LMS), Wayne Hawbaker (PS), Laura Chamberlain (HS)

UNSLMS and MDSS Lead Action Packed Hub City 100

Hagerstown Speedway returns to racing this Saturday, October 13 with an action packed program featuring the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series and the Mason Dixon Shootout Series as part of the Hub City 100 presented by All Things Automotive.

This will be the final appearances by the top regional series for the Super Late Models and the Late Model Sportsman.

The UNSLMS will be battling for $5,000 to win and $400 to start in a 40 lap main event. Going into the season finale, Jared Miley leads Matt Cosner by only five points, and just six markers ahead of Ross Robinson.

Ryan Montgomery trails Miley by 43 points, and 2017 Hagerstown Speedway SLM track champion Kyle Lee is fifth in the standings, 55 points from the lead.

The MDSS will be gunning for $2,000 to win in a 25 lap feature event. 2018 Hagerstown Speedway LMS track champion Justin Weaver leads the way in series points over Devin Hart, Shaun Jones, Brad McGinnis, and Devin Frey.

Pure Stock and Hobby stock racers are also racing for an increased payout with $500 going to the winners in the respective 20 and 15 lap feature events.

This is shaping up to be a great show for the fans as car counts in all divisions are expected to be full fields of competition.

Pit gates open at 3:30pm, grandstands open at 4pm. General admission is $18, students/seniors/military $15, and kids age 12 and under are always free. Pit admission is $35.

For the latest updates, follow our Facebook and Twitter pages or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640 for more information.

We look forward to having everyone join us!

Remembering Greg Hodnett

The staff at the Hagerstown Speedway sends our sincerest condolences to the family, friends, team, and fans of 410 Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett. Hodnett succumbed to injuries suffered in a racing accident in Pennsylvania on September 20, 2018. He was 49 years old.

Along with many other wins and championships at various tracks and series’, Hodnett was a winner of 7 features at Hagerstown Speedway in his career. Notably, he was a 3-time Octoberfest winner, and twice each for the World of Outlaws and PA Sprint Speedweek events.

Hodnett’s wins came from behind the wheel of the Stewart No.12, Hamilton No.77, Kline No.22, and the Heffner No.27 machines.

Hodnett exemplified professionalism on and off the track as a great ambassador for all of Sprint Car racing. He will be greatly missed.

SCN Rescheduled for October 27-28, Trunk or Treat Added To Event

The 12th-annual Small Car Nationals has been rescheduled for the weekend of October 27-28 on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Saturday will feature all qualifying events, plus a non-sanctioned open event for E-Mods.

Rules will follow the Mid Atlantic Modifieds series format, but an open tire rule will be allowed. E-Mods will only be in competition on Saturday.

Following all of the racing activity on Saturday, October 27, we will be hosting a Trunk or Treat for all kids. Kids are welcome to come to the races in Halloween costume. We will have more details in the coming weeks leading up to the SCN. Pit gates open at 11am, grandstands at 1pm, and racing begins at 3pm.

Sunday, October 28, will be all of the feature events for the SCN.  Pit gates open at noon, grandstands at 1pm, and racing begins at 3pm.

For more information, continue to visit the website and/or follow our Facebook and Twitter pages, or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.