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SEPTEMBER 26, 1999
OCTOBER LOADED WITH OPEN WHEEL EXCITEMENT AT HAGERSTOWN
HAGERSTOWN, MD - Promoter Frank Plessinger has saved the best racing excitement of the century for October, the final month of racing at the Hagerstown Speedway before the Millennium.
The final four dates on the 1999 schedule should pleased racing fans of all ages as Hagerstown will present the top classes on dirt and the best drivers in the business.
The Hagerstown Speedway will host the final race of the century for the super sportsman cars that race at the Silver Spring Speedway on Sunday afternoon, October 3rd. The super sportsman will join the late models in a special double-header program sponsored by Ewing Oil. The late model feature will be the 44-lap Ronnie McBee Memorial that was postponed because of Hurricane Dennis on Labor Day weekend. Warm-ups are at 1 P.M., racing at 1:30 P.M. with gates opening at 11 A.M. Both features will pay $2,500 to the winner.
The super sprints will return to Hagerstown on October 10th and join the late models in a double-header program beginning at 1:30 P.M. Both divisions will use the Sunday afternoon program to dial their cars in for the $10,000-to-win Octoberfest features at the end of the month. The winner of the 35-lap super sprint feature will receive $2,500 and a guaranteed starting spot in the Octoberfest race on October 30-31. The late models will also have a 35-lap $2,500-to-win main event.
After an open date, Hagerstown will finish out the season with two big special two-day events. The 25th Annual Turbo-Blue Hub City National 150, the longest dirt late model race in the area, will bring the best late model drivers together on Saturday and Sunday, October 23rd and 24th. Joining the late models will be open-competition semi-late/late model sportsman, pure stocks and 4-cyl pure stocks in season ending championship events. On Saturday, there will be time trials and qualifying events for the late models plus qualifying heats for the sportsman, pure stocks and 4-cyl pure stocks. Rounding out the first day will be the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Race of Champions for the late models.
Track champions from all over the northeast will be part of the special event. Then on Sunday there will be feature events for all four divisions with the late models going 150-laps. One driver could earn over $13,000 including lap money. Gate open each day at 10:30 A.M. with racing at 1: 30 P.M.
The following week, the two-day Octoberfest 250 will bring down the curtain to 52 years of racing at Hagerstown in the 20th Century. A $100,000 purse has been posted for the best four divisions in dirt track racing, the late models, small block modifieds, super sprints and big block modifieds.
More than 30 qualifying events will narrow the field down to 26 cars in each division on Saturday, October 30th. Then on Sunday, October 31st, the Hagerstown Speedway will present the best bargain in motorsports, 350 laps of feature racing. The late models, big and small block modifieds will go 100-laps with $10,000 going to the winners of each feature with another $10,000 going to the winner of the 50-lap super sprint feature. Race time is 1:30 P.M. with gates opening three hours earlier.
For additional information call (301) 582-0640. The Hagerstown Speedway is located on U.S. Route 40, six miles west of Hagerstown, MD off the Huyett exits of I-70 an I-81.