By Doug Watson
You could say it was a changing of the guard this past season at Maryland’s Hagerstown Speedway as three new drivers entered the record books as a first time division champion. Port Royal Pa’s Devin Hart, Mercersburg Pa’s Jason Stoner and Hagerstown Md’s Keith Reed each enjoyed productive seasons that led them to their first ever championships at the fabled Maryland half mile.

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Hagerstown Speedway is offering a sale this upcoming holiday weekend for both race fans & drivers. As part of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Hagerstown Speedway will have discounted pit passes, general admission and meal deals for our concessions for the 2024 season.

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“The Kyle and Kyle Show Sweep Hagerstown Small Car Nationals”

By Doug Watson
  Hagerstown MD, (9/17/23)- Maryland’s Hagerstown Speedway closed their 2023 season with the running of the tracks annual Small Car Nationals event last weekend.
  Friday night opened the first night of the two day event and found Stephens City Va’s Kyle Hardy taking the win in the 30-lap Crate Late Model feature. Hardy’s 4th career division win was worth $2000 and it came steering his family owned Rocket no.99. Hardy snared the race lead from Kyle Lee on the 9th lap and would have to survive a lap-28 caution to become the 5th different winner in the six races run for the class this season. “When the green came out I thought it was going to be the Kyle Lee show tonight.” Hardy stated post race. “I have a ton of respect for Kyle, and I knew it was going to be tough beating him in clean air but I took a deep breath and focused on what I had to do and we were lucky enough to get by him.” Lee held tough for second with Braeden Dillinger, Cody Breeden and 11th starting Brian Booze completing the top five. Taking heat race wins over the 28 car field were, Michael Duritsky, Kyle Lee and Dale Hollidge with Brayden Anderson winning the B Main.
   After a solid runner up performance in Friday’s Crate Late Model main, Mercersburg Pa’s Kyle Lee drove his Dougie Timmons owned Rocket no.2T to a win in the 30-lap Late Model Sportsman main. Lee took the lead on the first lap, and would eventually lead the distance to collect his 8th career division win and become the 9th different winner of the 2023 season. Following Lee to the finish were Ryan Zook, Wesley Bonebrake, Levi Crowl and 2023 track champion Devin Hart who came from 21st on the grid after problems in qualifying. Shawn Shoemaker, Wesley Bonebrake and Kyle Lear took heat wins over the 30 cars entered with Devin Weyandt taking the B Main win.
   Nick Fogle scored of the biggest win of his career as he took the win in Friday nights 25-lap “Zack Reid Tribute” Pure Stock event. Fogle took the lead from Jasen Geesaman on the 16th lap and would drive off on contested to collect his 3rd win of the season. Tyler Fisher, Kristopher Hutton, Cody Sumption and 15th starting Dylan Beavers trailed at the finish. Taking heat race wins over the 38 car field were 2023 track champion Keith Reed, Tyler Fisher, Jason Wilkins and Nathan Younker with twin B Mains going to Cody Jarvie and Dakota Moreland.
  Saturday’s Semi Late action found Jason Stoner capping off his career season as he took his 10th win of the season in their 25-lap feature. Stoner wrestled the lead from Dillon Wilson on the 9th lap and would have to repel 2023 track champion Jasen Geesaman to preserve the win. Tyler Gray, Scotty Nelson and 23rd starting Steve Kent rounded out the top five. Scoring heat wins over the 32 entries were Jasen Geesaman, Isaiah Miller, Tyler Gray and Chuckie Johnson with the B Main going to Trent Holmes.
Late Model Sportsman (30-laps)
Kyle Lee, Ryan Zook, Wesley Bonebrake, Levi Crowl, Devin Hart, Kyle Lear, Shawn Shoemaker, Austin Berry, Greg “Spike” Moore, Andy Fries, Austin Stover, Cody Lear, Scott Palmer, Kaiden Bard, Kenny Yoder, Wayne Dillman, Justin Weaver, Matt Parks, Danny Atherton, Keith Koontz, Roy Deese Jr, Cody Kershner, Devin Weyandt, Matt Glanden DNQ- DJ Garrett, Ryan Walls, Mason Strait, Matt Williamson, Adam Souders, Austin Warrenfeltz
Semi Lates (25-laps)
Jason Stoner, Jasen Geesaman, Tyler Gray, Scotty Nelson, Steve Kent, Kody Sites, John Miller, Bradlee Means, Chuckie Johnson, Jamey Swank, Trent Holmes, Rob Nichols, Brady Neff, Joey Zambotti, Brian Weyandt Jr, Isaiah Miller, Dave Brown, Dillon Wilson, Nick Bechtel, Kyle Deneen, Ricky Potter, Ryan Smith, Brett Hutira, Tony Catlett DNQ- Greg Diehl, Andy Adkins, Raymond Reed, Delmar “Cooter” Grady, Josh Bloom, Dwayne Snyder, Josh Gustaf, Bryan Kerns
Crate Late Models (30-laps)
Kyle Hardy, Kyle Lee, Braeden Dillinger, Cody Breeden, Brian Booze, Dale Hollidge, Chuck Bowie, Ryan Frazee, Davin Kaiser, Jack Brown, Mike Walls, Ronnie Martin Jr, Matt Adams, Megan Mann, Nick Love, Branson Woodward, Craig Guido, Joe Moyer, Noah Brunell, Matt Hill, Brian Coe Jr, Matt Tepper, Trae Armel, Brayden Anderson DNS-Michael Duritsky DNQ- Scott Sweeney Jr, Brandon Bowman, Tristin Neiderer
Pure Stocks (25-laps)
Nick Fogle, Tyler Fisher, Kristopher Hutton, Cody Sumption, Dylan  Beavers, Andrew Saffelle, Randy Linaburg, Bailey Johnson, Brandon Churchey, Billy Ecton Jr, Robert Wilson, Dakota Moreland, Billy Ecton Sr, Mike Fuller, Carter Shank, Matt Ney, Jasen Geesaman, Jason Wilkins, Nathan Younker, Dustin Proctor, Cody Jarvie, Evan Foust, Tommy Caravello, Willie Ling, Keith Reed DNS- Michael Knight DNQ- Josh Ringer, Jeff Bosley, Jeff Spaulding, Brad Benton, Rodney Miner, Joseph Talley, Jamie Speelman, Clint Shaw, Corbin Rowland, Tommy Whitt, Roy Stevens III

“Hart Wraps Up Championship Season With Friday Hagerstown Score. Hollidge Collects Career First Crate Late Model Main”

By Doug Watson
   Hagerstown, MD (9-1-23) Port Royal Pa’s Devin Hart drove to his 3rd win of the season in Friday nights 20-lap Late Model Sportsman feature at Hagerstown Speedway, and in the process claimed the 2023 division championship. 

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“Shatzer Defends Home Turf With 305 Sprint Car Win at Hagerstown. Crowl Doubles in Late Model Sportsman”

By Doug Watson
  Hagerstown MD, (8/5/23)- Hometown pilot Dylan Shatzer drove to an impressive win in Saturdays 25-lap IMCA Racesaver 305 Sprint Car feature at Hagerstown Speedway. The win for Shatzer, steering his Hershey Racing Engines no.75, would be his track leading 3rd career Hagerstown feature win.

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Lear Breaks Through for Overdue Hagerstown Victory” “Stoner in Semi-Lates, Reed Pure Stock Star”

By Doug Watson
  Hagerstown MD, 6/24/23- Severna Park Maryland’s Kyle Lear drove to his first win of the season in last Saturday nights 20-lap Late Model Sportsman feature at Hagerstown Speedway. The win for Lear, piloting his Ray Ciccarelli owned Rocket no.49, would be his 25th career division win and would make him the sixth different winner of the 2023 season.
  Justin Weaver and Lear shared the front row for the start of the event with Lear blasting into the lead as the field exited turn number two. Lear would eventually pace all 20 circuits but would have to fend off a pesky Devin Hart throughout to score the victory. “I knew the race into the first turn at the start was going to be exciting and I drove it in as deep as I could.” Lear explained post race. “Brian Jones had this track flawless tonight and even though I was married to the top my car was just as good on the bottom when we got to the lapped cars, so I could’ve ran there if I needed to.” Justin Weaver came home third, Trent Brenneman was fourth with 11th starting Levi Crowl completing the top five. Heats went to Weaver, Lear and Hart.
  Current point leader Jason Stoner collected his 4th win of the season in the 15-lap Semi Late main. Brady Neff lead the first four laps until he spun while leading, handing the lead an eventual win to Stoner. Dillon Wilson took second, Brady Neff rallied late for third, 8th starting Isaiah Miller scored his first career top-five in fourth with Steve Kent rounding out the top five. Neff and Wilson were heat winners.
   Keith Reed came out on top of an absolute slugfest to collect his 3rd win of the season in the 15-lap Pure Stock feature. Reed and eventual runner up Nathan Younker raced side-by-side from lap four on with Reed edging Younker by a whisker at the finish. Randy Linaburg, Nick Fogle and Tyler Fisher trailed at the finish. Heats went to Fisher, Reed and Fogle.
Late Model Sportsman feature finish
Kyle Lear, Devin Hart, Justin Weaver, Trent Brenneman, Levi Crowl, Wesley Bonebrake, Ryan Zook, Casey Steinhoff, Keith Koontz, Kirk Baker, Matt Adams, Chad Smith, Chuck Cox III, Eric Irvin, Mike Walls, Brandon Bard, Austin Warrenfeltz, Cuyler Upperman, Aaron Drummond, Brandon Seibert, Elwood Sord, Brad Benton, Dylan Beavers, Kaiden Bard, DJ Garrett DNS-Doug Legum
Semi Late feature finish
Jason Stoner, Dylan Wilson, Brady Neff, Isaiah Miller, Steve Kent, Kenneth Wolfe, Jeremy Mills, Greg Diehl DNS- Shane McQuay, Jasen Geesaman, Deakon Snyder, Josh Bloom, Dwayne Snyder
Pure Stock feature finish
Keith Reed, Nathan Younker, Randy Linaburg, Nick Fogle, Tyler Fisher, Sam Caravello, Robert Thompson, Billy Ecton Jr, Andrew Saffelle, Blake Reed, Jamie Speelman, Cody Jarvie, Billy Ecton Sr, Jeff Bosley, Carter Shank, Franklin Foor, Dakota Danner, Brian Shingleton, Mark Hoffman, Kevin Boyer DNS- John Catlett, William Crook, Dylan Rutherford