Stuhler wins 70th Anniversary opener at Hagerstown Speedway

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Veteran driver Gary Stuhler knows his way to Victory Lane at Hagerstown Speedway. The Greencastle, PA ace is the winningest driver in Hagerstown Speedway history, and he added one more to his illustrious career. Stuhler drove his Glenn Elliott-owned No.55 Black Diamond chassis from a sixth-place start to score his 135th Super Late Model win at the Hub City oval with a pass over race-long leader Brian Tavenner at the halfway mark.

Stuhler pulled away over the final ten circuits of the 25 Lap main event to win in convincing fashion over runner-up Tavenner, defending track champion Scott Palmer, Kenny Moreland, and Jason Covert.

Stuhler’s win also automatically qualifies him for Bedford Speedway’s 81st anniversary program in July.

In Crate Late Model action, Logan Roberson powered past leader Allen Brannon with six laps to go to grab the feature win. Brannon held on to second, while Mike Franklin, Steve Lowery, and Transtan Stoner completed the top five. It was the 2nd overall win of the season for the youthful racer from Waynesboro, VA.

Kyle Lear dominated the competition in his heat race, and in the Late Model Sportsman feature to record his first win of 2017. He was followed distantly by Bobby Beard, Alan Sagi, Cam Zeigler, and Barry Miller.

Jamie Zentmyer took the lead from Keith Koontz on the fourth lap, and never looked back to record his first Pure Stock win of the season. Zentmyer was followed by Sean Dawson, Koontz, Nick DiBella, and Craig Parrill.

Wrapping up the night was the Hobby Stock feature, and Dustin Proctor took the victors.

Hagerstown Speedway presents a regular show on April 8, with Super Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks, and Hobby Stocks. The racing action will begin at 7pm. General admission is $15, kids age 12 and under are free, and pit admission is $30.

Feature Results

Super Late Model –  1. Gary Stuhler, 2. Brian Tavenner, 3. Scott Palmer 4. Kenny Moreland, 5. Jason Covert, 6. Matt Cosner, 7. Marvin Winters, 8.Chad McClellan, 9. Roy Deese, Jr., 10. Kyle Lee, 11. Bryan Bernheisel, 12. Michael Lake, 13. Brian Booze, 14. D.J. Myers, 15. Rodney Walls, 16. Matt Sponaugle, 17. Chuck Clise, 18. Glenn Elliott, 19. Reese Masiello, 20. Tyler Emory, 21. Tyler Horst, 22. Greg Roberson, 23. Mason Zeigler

Late Model Sportsman– 1. Kyle Lear, 2. Bobby Beard, 3. Alan Sagi, 4. Cam Zeigler, 5. Barry Miller, 6. Michael Walls, 7. Chaz Walls, Sr., 8. Joe Westerman, 9. Ronnie Bottenfield, 10. Kurt Zimmerman, 11. Chris Ebersole, 12. Paul Cursey, Jr., 13. Eddie Cornett, 14. Dale Murphy, 15. Elwood Sord, 16. Justin Jesmer, 17. John Rowland, 18. Cody Kershner, 19. Ryan Walls, 20. Jason Sarver

Crate Late Models – 1. Logan Roberson, 2. Allen Brannon, 3. Mike Franklin, 4. Steve Lowery, 5. Transtan Stoner, 6. Michael Duritsky, 7. Lindsey Barton, 8. Darren Alvey, 9. Matt Glanden, 10. Devin Brannon, 11. Brian Luttrell, 12. Zach Price, 13. Harry Shipe III, 14. Scott Sweeney, 15. Levi Crowl

Pure Stocks- 1. Jamie Zentmyer, 2. Sean Dawson, 3. Keith Koontz, 4. Nick DiBella, 5. Craig Parrill, 6. Frank DiBella, 7. Bob Egley, 8. Dwayne Snyder, 9. Rick Stouffer, 10. Brian Swiger, 11. Shane Wilt, 12. Mike Walls, 13. Jeremy Mills, 14. William Crook

Hobby Stocks – 1. Dustin Proctor, 2. Jamie Mills, 3. Matt Wampler, 4. James Mongan, Sr. 5. Davey Gross, Jr., 6.Bryan Neff, 7. Marshall McMullen, 8. Ralph Hansberger, 9. Tyler Ritchey, 10. James Speelman, 11. Willie Ling, 12. John Catlett, 13. Jonathan Raley, 14. Billy Ecton, Jr., DNS-Joey Harrison

Hagerstown Speedway Set For 70th Season Opener

HAGERSTOWN, MD – With a nice turnout of 62 race teams at the Test & Tune Practice Day on March 25 completed, the attention now turns to Opening Day at Hagerstown Speedway, officially kicking off the milestone 70th anniversary season for the 2017 campaign.

The Hagerstown Speedway staff extends its thanks and appreciation to everyone who participated in the practice day.

The 2017 race season begins on April 1 with the Thomas All Things Automotive Super Late Models racing to win an automatic qualifier for Bedford Speedway’s 81st Anniversary race held on July 14.

Defending Super Late Model track champion Scott Palmer, along with former track champions Marvin Winters and Roy Deese, Jr. are just a few drivers expected to be on hand looking to etch their name in history as an Opening Day winner.

2016 Late Model Sportsman champion Kyle Lee has moved up to the Super Late Model division, and look for him to be in the hunt for victory as well.

The Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks, and Crate Late Models will also be featured on the card of events.

Also, track promoter Doug Timmons has announced that trophy sponsorships are available for regular shows only at the cost of $100 per night. Trophy sponsors will be able to present the awards to the winning drivers at the conclusion of each feature, and participate in the Victory Lane ceremonies. Please contact the speedway for more details.

Pit gates open at 3:30, grandstand gates will open at 4:00, and hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:00. General admission is $15, while kids 12 and under are free. Pit admission is $30.

For more information, visit or call the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

We look forward to have you joining us at Hagerstown Speedway this season.

Sat March 18th PLANS reschedule till Sat March 25th

With the snow melt and wet conditions Hagerstown Speedway has changed the schedule.   This Sat March 18th event has been reschedule till Sat March 25th with a rain date of Sunday March 26th.  Flea Market and Yard Sale from 8-12 with vendor set up at 630AM.  Tune and Test at 2PM with Gates Opening at noon. Pit Insurance now just $25.

March 25th Season Opener has been rescheduled till Sat April 1st.  Thomas All Things Automotive Late Models will run their Bedford Anniversary Qualifier along with the Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks , Hobby Stocks, and Crate Late Models.  Gates Open at 330 Pits 4PM Grandstands and warm ups begin at 6PM.  Cost is $15 general kids 12 and under FREE, Pits is $30.

Michelle Walls crowned Miss Hagerstown Speedway


Race fans at Hagerstown Speedway may be familiar with the name Michelle Walls as a competitor in the Pure Stock division over the last few seasons. Now, the 18 year old resident of Hanover, Pennsylvania can add the title of 2017 Miss Hagerstown Speedway to her racing resume.

Walls was presented with the honors at the conclusion of Race-A-Rama at the Valley Mall in Hagerstown on March 10. She is daughter of Mike and Chrissy Walls.

Her favorite racetrack is Hagerstown Speedway, and her favorite driver is her father. Besides racing, Walls enjoys four-wheeling and meeting new people.

When asked on why she wanted to compete in the pageant, Walls said: “I decided to run for Miss Hagerstown Speedway because I thought it would be a fun experience. I absolutely love to meet new people and love to interact with all the drivers among various divisions. I also thought since I have been in the racing community for my whole life it would be worth a chance to compete.”

We all at Hagerstown Speedway would like to congratulate Michelle Walls on her new endeavor as an ambassador and representative of “The Capitol of Dirt Racing” during our 70th anniversary season.

Saturday March 11th program has been postponed till Saturday March 18th

With a poor forecast for Friday night March 10th and into Saturday morning March 11th, speedway officials decided early to postpone this Saturday’s events till next Saturday March 18th.

“It looks like we will have to wait another week”, Promoter Doug Timmons said.

Saturday March 18th, the flea market and yard sale will open free to vendors at 6:30 AM for parking and set up.  Restroom facilities, food and vendors will be ready by 8:00 AM.

Gates will open at 12 noon for pit entrance for the Tune and Test session beginning at 2PM.


Remembering Al Richards

Former Late Model competitor Al Richards passed away on February 28, 2017 in York, Pennsylvania.

Richards was 68 years old.

Well known for his entries featuring the No.4 spelled out in the word FOUR on side of his and his brother Bill’s racers, Richards was the 1994 Late Model Track Champion, and was inducted into the Hagerstown Speedway Hall of Fame in 2006.

Richards was a solid competitor for many years winning at other area tracks as well. He finished with five career feature wins at Hagerstown in a racing career that began in 1976, winning his first at the Hub City oval in 1978.

All of us at Hagerstown Speedway wish to send our sincerest condolences and sympathy to his family.

Al Richards will always be remembered as a champion.