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JULY 17,1999      


HAGERSTOWN, MD.  Mark Kinser of Oolitic, IN will lead the Pennzoil World
of Outlaws into the Hagerstown Speedway for their second visit of the
year on Saturday night, July 31st. Kinser leads the point standings as
of July 13th with a 158 point lead over Danny Lososki. Kinser set a new
one-lap track record the last time the World of Outlaws were at
Hagerstown on May 30th, but it was Lososki who took home the first place
prize money. Kinser, who leads all drivers with 12 "A" victories and
four preliminary wins, hopes to use the smooth half-mile to increase his
point lead.

 Kinser, a four-time winner at Hagerstown, leads all drivers in earnings
with more than $220,000. Mark will have plenty of competition waiting
for him, however. Eight other drivers have visited victory lane in the
first 38 races this year making it one of the most competitive seasons
in World of Outlaw history. Lososki burst into the points lead by
winning the season opener, but has dropped back to second as the season
reaches the mid-way point. "The Dude" has driven the #83 Beef Packers
Eagle into the top ten 33 times in 38 events.

 The "King of the Outlaws" Steve Kinser led the point standings for six
races earlier in the season. He has eight "A" feature wins so far this
year and is third in points. Steve has won five of the 26 World of
Outlaw races at Hagerstown.

 Donny Schatz, the 1997 Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series Rookie of the
Year has driven his family's new #15 Parker Stores Maxim into the top
ten in 32 of 38 events, including a victory at Battleground Speedway.
Stevie Smith of New Oxford, PA is fifth in points and broke into Victory
Lane for the first time when he won the preliminary at Hagerstown on May
29th. Other feature winners that will be traveling to Hagerstown with
the Outlaws include Johnny Herrera, Sammy Swindell, Tyler Walker and Tim

 Gates will open at 5 P.M. with racing at 8 P.M. Advanced grandstand
reserved seats are now on sale at the speedway office. For additional
information, contact the speedway office at (301) 582-0640

JULY 17,1999                                        

HAGERSTOWN, MD.  When racing resumes at the Hagerstown Speedway next
week,the exciting battle for the track championships will be in the home
stretch.In the past, the driver leading at the July break has gone on to win the track title most of the time. But this year may be different, all four
divisions are locked in tight battles where any of the top five could
walk off with the championship trophy.

        While the racing season at Hagerstown lasts until the end of October,
there are only three more point races left for the late models and four
for the late model sportsman, pure stocks and Ernie's Salvage Yard 4-cyl
pure stock divisions. Each division has a double points race included in the
remaining races which means the races will go down to the final checker.

        Six time late model track champion Nathan Durboraw of Hagerstown
would like to break his tie for the most championships with Denny Bonebrake
this year and also stop Rodney Franklin's streak at two. Durboraw moved
on top for the first time in July and holds a slim 34 point lead over the
defending champion Franklin. Roy Deese Jr., who led earlier in the year,
is third only 21 points behind Franklin. D.J. Myers is in fourth in his
first full season at Hagerstown and Frankie Plessinger rounds out the top five.

        Wayne Walls Jr. of St. Thomas, PA is on top as usual in the late
model sportsman division. Walls is seeking his fourth straight title and
is only 100 points in front of Darryl Burkholder. Daryl Kendall slipped to
third after the last race and is only six points behind Burkholder. Devin
Friese and Richard Walls complete the top five.

        Jeff Bennett of Chambersburg, PA has been on top since the
beginning of the season, but has to be concerned as Jim Snyder keeps closing in on the leader each week. Snyder is 136 points back in second with Eugene Conley third. Bill Ecton Sr. and Smokey Pharo finish out the top five.

        Brian Miller of Hagerstown is the top driver in the Ernie's
Salvage Yard 4-cyl pure stock division. The defending champion is gaining
momentum towards his fourth championship and has a 68 point lead over Dean Holmes. Eric Mellott, Tiffany Shoemaker and Andy Holmes make-up the rest of the top five.

JULY 17,1999                                         

Timber Wolf Smokeless Tobacco

        Timber Wolf Smokeless Tobacco has come on board as a major sponsor at
the Hagerstown Speedway. The late model driver able to improve the most
positions in the feature race, from official starting place to official
finish, will earn an extra $200 courtesy of the Timber Wolf Grass Roots
Racing Hard Charger Award Program. Timber Wolf has been a major sponsor in
NASCAR Busch Series Grand National for a number of years and Promoter Frank
Plessinger is pleased to have them part of the Hagerstown Speedway family for
the 1999 season.


        Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Williamsport is now the official soft
drink of the Hagerstown Speedway. Plans are in the works for a new Pepsi
scoreboard on the backstretch in 2000.

Duron Paints

        Promoter Frank Plessinger announced that Duron Paints, the nation's
fourth largest manufacturer of paint products with company-owned stores, is
now the official paint of the Hagerstown Speedway. The Duron Paint store
located on 1125 Maryland Avenue in Hagerstown supplied 150 gallons of paint
for the guard-rails around the half-mile oval. The Duron Paint Store in
Hagerstown can be reached at (301) 790-1550.

         For addition information about sponsorship opportunities at the
Hagerstown Speedway, contact the speedway office at (301) 582-0640.

        For additional information, contact the speedway office at (301)
582-0640 or check-out the Internet at www.hagerstownspeedway.com. The
Hagerstown Speedway is located on U.S. Route 40, six miles west of
Hagerstown, MD off the Huyett exits of Interstates 70 & 81.