Student and Armed Forces Appreciation Night up next at Hagerstown Speedway

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Coming up this Saturday night on May 20 will be Student Night and Armed Forces Appreciation night at Hagerstown Speedway.

All students age 17 and under, graduating high school seniors, and all active or retired military with proper I.D. will receive free general grandstand admission to the speedway.  Plus all senior citizens will also get in FREE.

Joining our regular program of Thomas All Things Automotive Super Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stock, and Hobby Stock divisions on the card will be a 4 Cylinder Demolition Derby presented by Thompson’s Towing of Clear Spring, MD to cap off the night.

General admission is $15, and pit admission is $30. Gates open at 5pm, and race time goes off at 7pm.

Cruzin For K-9s

Hello everyone - SAVE THE DATE!
Sat May 20th 9am-4pm

Tickets are $20.00 per vehicle - $10.00 per motorcycle.

We are planning for a full day of events to support our K9 officers, some of the events that have already been planned are as follows. (More will be added once they are finalized.)

As you know we have lost too many of our officers in blue both human and K9 and therefore the day will begin with a Memorial Ride to remember those we have lost.

The Convoy will consist of 4-wheel drive and Motorcycles who will leave M & S Harley-Davidson, Inc.. in Chambersburg and arrive at Hagerstown Speedway who has donated their facility to kick off the event. We are happy to have Chuck Timbrook Blackout leading the way.

Once the event kicks off at the speedway we will have lots of events which will include but will not be limited to:

K9 Demonstrations
Meet & Greets with K9 Officers
Show and Shine for all types of 4-Wheel Drives and Motorcycles

Hoping to see everyone there - please stay tuned as updates will be coming.

Hubbard invades Hagerstown for SLM Victory

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Mother Nature was denied the win on Saturday night as Austin Hubbard made the tow from Delaware to Hagerstown Speedway pay off by taking the win in the 25 Lap Super Late Model feature event.

Overnight and early morning rains threatened to put a damper on racing activity that saw most tracks in the region cancel. The decision to race was good as the track once again produced some excellent racing throughout the entire night.

Hubbard started sixth and quickly made his charge to the front. Following a quick caution for Scott Palmer, Hubbard powered by Andy Fries on the restart and proceeded to pull away from the field.

Hubbard used the heavy cushion for most of the race on a track that yielded some three-wide racing for much of the distance. While Hubbard was leading, Andy Anderson and Kyle Lee waged a battled for second place, and began to run Hubbard down as he encountered lapped traffic.

Anderson closed the gap with a couple of laps to go, but didn’t quite have the speed or laps he needed to take away the win. It was Hubbard’s first career SLM win at Hagerstown.

Anderson was closely followed by Lee at the finish, while Gary Stuhler and D.J. Myers completed the top five.

Sean Dawson picked up his first Pure Stock win of the 2017 season. Dawson led from start to finish while holding off the challenges of Keith Koontz, until Koontz blew a tire with just three laps to go. Dawson fended off Scotty Nelson the remainder of the way to score the victory.

Nelson was followed by fellow top five finishers Dwayne Snyder in a career best run, Jamie Zentmyer, and Brandon Churchey in his season debut.

Allen Brannon took the lead from the start of the Crate Late Model feature, withstood several caution flags and the challenges of Kyle Lee, whom was pulling double-duty behind the wheel of the Nichols No.75.

Brannon was too strong for Lee and the competition as he went to record his first CLM win of the season at Hagerstown.

Lee finished second, while Mike Franklin, eleventh-place starter Transton Stoner, and Tim Fedder rounded out the top five.

Kyle Lear continued to flex his muscle in the Late Model Sportsman division, picking up his 3rd win of the season. He started fourth on the grid and only needed one lap to pass Rance Garlock for the lead. From that point on, Lear never looked back.

Lear was followed by last week’s winner and seventeenth-place starter Shaun Jones, Garlock, Eric Irvin, and Paul Cursey at the finish.

Jamie Mills wired the Hobby Stock competition from green to checkered flag to take his first win of the season.  Last week’s winner Dylan Rutherford was second, followed by a season best finish for Willie Ling in third, while Davey Gross, Jr., and John Catlett rounded out the top five.

We thank all of the racers and fans for their support on a day that didn’t look very promising for racing in the morning and early afternoon. Big thanks also goes out to the speedway track prep crew for a magnificent job on the task performed because of the weather.

Next week, racing takes off at the Hagerstown Speedway for the annual Bonanza Extravagana. Racing returns on May 20 with our regular classes on Student Night/Armed Forces Appreciation Night, and a 4 Cylinder Demolition Derby.

Feature Results

Super Late Models – 1. Austin Hubbard, 2. Andy Anderson, 3. Kyle Lee, 4. Gary Stuhler, 5. D.J. Myers, 6. Kyle Hardy, 7. Trever Feathers, 8. Marvin Winters, 9. Brian Booze, 10. Glenn Elliott, 11. Reese Masiello, 12. Rodney Walls, 13. Brad Omps, 14. Chad Myers, 15. Jason Miller, 16. Roy Deese, Jr., 17. Kirk Baker, 18. Andy Fries, 19. Scott Palmer, 20. Tommy Armel , DNS- Jonathan DeHaven

Late Model Sportsman – 1. Kyle Lear, 2. Shaun Jones, 3. Rance Garlock, 4. Eric Irvin, 5. Paul Cursey, Jr., 6. Robbie Black, 7. Alan Sagi, 8. Bobby Beard, 9. Ryan Walls, 10. Michael Walls, 11. Derick Quade, 12. Matt Murphy, 13. Dale Murphy, 14. Kenneth Yoder, 15. Justin Jesmer, 16. John Rowland, 17. Ronnie Bottenfield, 18. Dillan Stake, 19. Frankie Gordon, 20. Joe Westerman, Jr., DNS- Kurt Zimmerman

Crate Late Models- 1. Allen Brannon, 2. Kyle Lee, 3. Mike Franklin, 4. Transtan Stoner, 5. Tim Fedder, 6. Joe Moyer, 7. Richard Hawkins, 8. Levi Crowl, 9. Scott Sweeney, 10. Harry Shipe III, 11. Dave Friedrich, 12. Steve Lowery, 13. Jennae Piper, 14. Jake Piper, 15. Dillan Stake, 16. Lindsey Barton, 17. Bryan Benton, DNS- Timmy Booth

Pure Stocks – 1. Sean Dawson, 2. Scotty Nelson, 3. Dwayne Snyder, 4. Jamie Zentmyer, 5. Brandon Churchey, 6. Wayne Hawbaker, 7. Shane Wilt, 8. Nick DiBella, 9. Brian Swiger, 10. Frank DiBella, 11. William Crook, 12. Keith Koontz, DNS- Craig Parrill

Hobby Stocks – 1. Jamie Mills, 2. Dylan Rutherford, 3. Willie Ling, 4. Davey Gross, Jr., 5. John Catlett, 6. Bryan Neff, 7. Dustin Proctor, 8. Ralph Hansberger, 9. Matt Wampler, 10. James Speelman, 11. Rodney Miner

Action Packed Month of May at Hagerstown Speedway

May has already arrived, and if it is anything like the way April was, race fans are in for a treat.

So far, Gary Stuhler has established himself as the driver to beat in Super Late Model competition. He has three wins in out of four races, and has started no better than fifth.

Kyle Lear is off to a great start in the Late Model Sportsman division with two wins, and consistent finishes near the front of the pack.

Jamie Zentmyer is the only repeat winner in Pure Stock, but he was in a different car than what he started the season with. Time will tell if he can return to his early season form.

Hobby Stock racing has featured different winners each week with battles for the win coming down to the checkered flag. It’s hard to pick a favorite or dominant car in this class for 2017.

The month of May brings us another appearance of the Crate Late Models in addition to our regular show divisions on May 6.

We take a week off of racing for the annual Bonanza Extravaganza over Mother’s Day weekend on May 12-14.

On May 20, we have Student Night/ Armed Forces Appreciation Night and 4 Cylinder Demolition Derby in addition to our regular show.

Over Memorial Day weekend on May 27, we will feature the first scheduled Mason Dixon Shootout Series for the Late Model Sportsman/ 358 Late Model race teams, along with Super Late Models, Pure Stocks, and Hobby Stocks.

And mark your calendars now for May 31. This special Wednesday night show is the opener for Appalachian Mountain Dirt Late Model Speedweek. Expect many of the best Super Late Model drivers in the region to be on hand for this show. This is a special SLM-only event.

So, if you plan on coming this month, we hope you enjoy your visit. To those fans who have supported us this year, we at Hagerstown Speedway thank you for your support.

And to those who haven’t been here yet – what are you waiting for? You’ve missed some of the best shows already in 2017. Don’t miss any more!  Come out and join us at The Capitol of Dirt Track Racing.

Stuhler Awesome in Hagerstown/Bedford Challenge Win

By Brett Rose

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Gary Stuhler came from ninth place in an awesome performance to win the second leg of the Hagerstown/Bedford Challenge at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night. It was the 3rd Super Late Model win of the season, and his record-extending 138th career win at the Hub City Oval.

As he has done all season, Stuhler found the low groove to be the fastest way around in his Glenn Elliott-owned No. 55.

D.J. Myers led from the start, battling Tyler Hershey in the early stages before settling into the top spot. Meanwhile, Stuhler was making his charge to the front, and was in second place before a caution came out with ten laps remaining.

Myers and Stuhler raced side-by-side, and swapped the lead several times before Stuhler took the top spot with two laps to go. Myers valiantly tried to get the win, but fell a little more than a car length short.

Andy Anderson had a strong run to finish third, while Kyle Lee finished fourth, and Matt Cosner was fifth at the checkered flag.

The victor in the 20 lap Late Model Sportsman portion of the Hagerstown/Bedford Challenge went home with Shaun Jones in his first appearance of the 2017 season. Jones, in his No. 32j, took over the lead from “The Captain” Ralph Morgan after a Lap 6 restart, when Morgan chose the top line. Jones went low off of turn two for the lead, and pulled away to pick up the checkered flag.

Morgan held on to second, followed by two-time winner Kyle Lear, Michael Walls, and Eric Irvin.

2012 Pure Stock track champion Tony Catlett found his way back to victory lane in his No. 6c Ford after a lengthy absence from the speedway. Catlett fended off the challenges of Keith Koontz throughout the 15 lap feature to win by half a car length.

The tandem was closely followed by Sean Dawson in third, while Wayne Hawbaker and Dwayne Snyder completed the top five.

In their first appearance of the 2017 season, the Mid Atlantic Modifieds brought their largest field of the season to Hagerstown with 24 E-Mods in the pit area for their 15 lap contest.

Mike Potosky quickly drove around veteran driver Jim Bernheisel for the lead, and held off a late race charge from Chris Arnold to score the win.  Bernheisel was third, Carl McKinney finished fourth, while Rick Hulson finished fifth.

Rounding out the night in the Hobby Stock division saw Dylan Rutherford hold off Davey Gross, Jr. to score his first triumph of the season. Jamie Mills, Dustin Proctor, and Jeff Dillon rounded out the top five.

Coming up on May 5 will be a regular show plus Crate Late Models. Gates open at 5pm, and racing begins at 7pm. Admission is $15 for the grandstands, kids 12 and under are free, and $30 for the pits.

Feature Results

Super Late Models –  1. Gary Stuhler, 2. D.J. Myers,  3. Andy Anderson, 4. Kyle Lee, 5. Matt Cosner, 6. Roy Deese, Jr., 7. Tyler Hershey, 8. Marvin Winters, 9. Andy Fries, 10. Bryan Bernheisel, 11. Scott Palmer, 12. Brian Tavenner, 13. Reese Masiello, 14. Kirk Baker,  15. Rodney Walls,  16. Alan Sagi

Late Model Sportsman- 1. Shaun Jones, 2. Ralph Morgan, 3. Kyle Lear, 4. Michael Walls, 5. Eric Irvin, 6. Paul Cursey, Jr., 7. Robbie Black, 8. Bruce Kane, 9. Alan Sagi, 10. Devin Frey, 11. Brad McGinnis, 12. James Lichliter, 13. Chris Ebersole, 14. Dale Murphy, 15. Dave Friedrich, 16. John Rowland, 17. Kenneth Yoder, 18. Justin Jesmer, 19. Elwood Sord, 20. Joe Westerman, Jr., 21. Bobby Beard, 22. Eric Hohol, 23. Cody Kershner, 24. Eddie Cornett, 25. Ronnie Bottenfield, 26. Derick Quade, DNS- Cam Zeigler

Pure Stocks – 1. Tony Catlett, 2. Keith Koontz, 3. Sean Dawson, 4. Wayne Hawbaker, 5. Dwayne Snyder, 6. Joshua Bloom, 7. Ed Pope, 8. William Crook, 9. Frank DiBella, 10. Nick DiBella, 11. Shane Wilt, 12. Jeremy Mills, 13. Brian Swiger, DNS- Craig Parrill, Jamie Zentmeyer, Randy Wible

Hobby Stocks – 1. Dylan Rutherford, 2. Davey Gross, Jr., 3. Jamie Mills, 4. Dustin Proctor, 5. Jeff Dillon, 6. Ralph Hansberger, 7. James Speelman, 8. Matt Wampler, 9. Willie Ling, 10. Danny Holmes, 11. Bryan Neff, 12. Rodney Miner

Mid Atlantic Modifieds- 1. Mike Potosky, 2. Chris Arnold, 3. Jim Berneheisel, 4. Carl McKinney, 5. Rick Hulson, 6. Chris Fletcher, 7. Brad Kling, 8. Mike Reynolds, 9. Mark Jones, 10. Ray Kable, 11. Justin Cullum, 12. Hunter Nester, 13. Josh Roberson, 14. Bryan Green, 15. James Sparks, 16. Tim Schulte, 17. Keith Reed, 18. Haley Kaiser, 19. Alyssa Rowe, 20. Ray Ciccarelli, 21. Rich Goodman, 22. Josh Hughes  DNS-Quintin Hankla, Jimmy Jesmer


About Hagerstown Speedway-Hagerstown Speedway is located 6 miles west of Hagerstown, Maryland off of U.S. Route 40. The track is easily accessible from Interstates 70 and 81. The track owner is Frank Plessinger. The speedway promoter is Doug Timmons and the general manager is Lisa Plessinger. Track information and updates can be found online at, and on our official Facebook and Twitter pages. For more information, e-mail or call the speedway office at (301)-582-0640.

Marketing partners of Hagerstown Speedway include: Hamilton Nissan, Hafer’s Gunsmithing, Bullrider Race Cars, Thomas All Things Automotive, D&D Auto Recycling,, and FirstEnergy Corporation.

Hagerstown-Bedford Challenge Next Up

Coming up this Saturday, April 29, Hagerstown Speedway presents the second leg of the Hagerstown-Bedford Challenge weekend for Super Late Models and Late Model Sportsman.

With the way the racing has been at the Hub City oval this season, this show is sure to be one to come watch.

The top three best average finishers after each night will receive some bonus money. SLM will be awarded $300, $150, and $100 while the LMS top three will be awarded $150, $50, and $25 in bonuses.

Joining the card will also be the first of two scheduled 2017 visits of the Mid Atlantic Modifieds. Pure Stocks and Hobby Stocks will action take to action.

General admission is $15, kids age 12 and under are free, and pit admission is $30.

Pit gates open at 4pm, grandstand gates open at 5pm, and race time is scheduled to start at 7pm.