Speedway Participating at Racing Xtravaganza

Representatives from Hagerstown Speedway will be on hand for the annual Racing Xtravaganza in the Utz Arena at the York Fairgrounds in York, Pennsylvania.

Fans may visit our booth for information regarding our milestone 70th anniversary season.

The show gives race fans a great pre-season opportunity to view plenty of race cars up close and personal before they hit the track. Fans can also meet with drivers, track officials, and vendors throughout the weekend.

Racing Xtravaganza presented by BAPS Coatings and Supplies is held on February 4-5.

For tickets, directions, or more information, visit racingxtravaganza.com or contact the York Expo Center at (717) 848-2596.

New, but Familiar Faces in Charge at Hagerstown in 2017

When fans and racers return to Hagerstown Speedway for the 2017 season, they will notice a few changes, but may recognize some familiar faces.

Collectively as a group, there are many years of racing experience among all members that make up the team of officials at the famed Hub City oval.

Leading the way is track promoter Doug Timmons. Timmons has long been associated with local auto racing as a car owner, team sponsor, track and series promoter, and trackside racing fuel sales. Timmons promoted Winchester Speedway for 23 seasons, and was the founder of the former Three State Flyers series for Super Late Models. He is well known throughout the pit area by the team owners and racers.

Lisa Plessinger returns as general manager after a three year hiatus. Plessinger handles the duties in the ticket office, and takes care of the day-to-day operations at the speedway. She grew up at the speedway, working in the concession stands and has been a part of the speedway most of her adult life.

New to the role of chief pit steward will be Walter Nichols. Although not new to racing or officiating, Nichols takes over this job for 2017. His racing experience includes owning and driving, and he was an official of the former Steel Block Bandits series.

Also coming from the Steel Block Bandits is former racer Butch Mayo. Mayo will be up in the booth overseeing control as the race director, and handling communications through the one-way receiver to the drivers.

Returning to the speedway and roaming the pits will be Danny Wilson. Wilson has been the announcer at the speedway, and will take the microphone and his video camera throughout race nights gathering interviews and footage for the popular internet racing show Turn 5 Turnaround seen on Facebook and YouTube.

Brett Rose officially joins the staff as the media/press and public relations official. Rose has been a part of auto racing in various facets throughout his life, and is also the writer of Finish Line that appears each Tuesday during racing season in The Journal-News of Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Returning to the speedway are scorers Holly Kaiser and Josh Fries, chief starter Calvin Davis, technical director Phil Hose, official photographer Jason Walls, and track prep lead supervisor Brian Jones. Of course, returning as track owner for the 36th year is Frank Plessinger.

All of us at the Hagerstown Speedway invite everyone to join us each race night. We are looking forward to providing you with a great racing experience throughout the 2017 season.

Hagerstown Speedway schedule is shaping up for 2017

One of the things that many race teams and fans anticipate during the off-season is a new schedule of events. The Hagerstown Speedway staff has been working diligently at producing a quality schedule of races for 2017. The 2017 season will bring back many of the favorite events and divisions, while there are some new things as well.

The 2017 Hagerstown Speedway season unofficially kicks off at the Valley Mall on March 3-10 for the annual Race-A- Rama exhibition and car show, showcasing many of the machines you will see racing at the Hub City oval.

Open practice dates for testing and tuning at the speedway will be held on March 11, and March 18. The test days are open for all classes of race cars.

The 70 th season opener is slated for March 25 for Super Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stock, and Hobby Stock divisions. The season opener also serves as an automatic qualifier for Bedford Speedway’s 81 st Anniversary race. Read more

Hagerstown Speedway celebrates 70 years of racing in 2017

An auto racing tradition began in the fall of 1946 when Stanley Schetrompf constructed a half-mile clay oval located between the banks of the Conococheague Creek and U.S. Route 40 just a few miles west of Hagerstown, Maryland.

In the spring of 1947, what was then known as the Conococheague Speedway opened the gates to the sounds of roaring engines that powered the roadsters and jalopy racers of those days some 70 years ago.

Since 1981, Frank Plessinger has owned the Hagerstown Speedway, and transformed the track into a modern showplace that is on par with some of the finest dirt track facilities in the United States. Read more