|Date: 6/1/2008 4:18:45 PM|
June 1, 2008 For Immediate Release
HAGERSTOWN, MD: A torrential morning thunderstorm and a forecast of heavy rain later in the afternoon that did become a reality forced cancellation of Saturday night’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Conococheague 50’ at Hagerstown Speedway.
It was the first rainout of the 2008 season for the WoO LMS but the sixth complete loss to Hagerstown plus another race night which forced postponements to other dates. The national tour had completed 12 A-Mains without a weather-related postponement or cancellation until this time.
The 27th Annual ‘Conococheague 50’ was set to be part of the WoO LMS for the third consecutive season. WoO tour and speedway officials are looking at options of another suitable date to reschedule the long running prestigious mid season event.
“Hagerstown Speedway is one of the top tracks in the nation for dirt Late Model racing and promoter Frank Plessinger has always been a key supporter of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series,” said WoO LMS director Tim Christman. “Everyone with the series –from the teams to the officials – looks forward to a race at Hagerstown, so we’re all disappointed that the weather took a turn for the worse this weekend.”
Hagerstown Speedway, of course, holds a historic place in the WoO LMS record books. It is the only track that has held a WoO LMS event in each of the tour’s first six seasons – 1988-1989, and 2004-2007.
Racing resumes this Saturday, June 7th with the USAC Wingless Sprints in action for the second consecutive season accompanied by the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models and will include TeamRAACE drivers Alan Sagi and his car owner Scott LeBarron.
The RAACE Foundation “The Race Against Abuse of Children Everywhere” will have their first TeamRAACE Membership Program Hospitality event of 2008. TeamRAACE members will be treated to an evening of members only hospitality access behind the main grandstands. Hospitality includes food, drinks and a special member only autograph session.
TeamRAACE Membership Program engages individuals, race tracks, corporations, sanctioning bodies and race teams to help The RAACE Foundation raise awareness and funds through an incentive based membership program. With a Discount Program through The TeamRAACE Membership Program, members can purchase discounted Hagerstown Speedway admission tickets among many other products and services.
Individual TeamRAACE Memberships cost $40 and includes: Child Sexual Abuse Education and Awareness Materials to share with friends and family members, the RAACE to $2,000,000 Fundraising Kit, Name Listing on www.RAACE.org, TeamRAACE Member Card, TeamRAACE Key Chain & T-Shirt, TeamRAACE membership Vehicle Sticker, Bi-Monthly Racing Report, Discount Program and Hospitality Access.
The highlight of the evening is the “Race Against Abuse of Children Everywhere” charity auction to benefit The RAACE Foundation. Many stars have donated race used sheetmetal, driving suits, and tee shirts.
TeamRAACE driver Stevie Smith has donated a fan experience for one lucky person. According to Smith: “Smith Racing will offer one lucky person the opportunity to be crew member for the night. During the Hagerstown Speedway Pennsylvania Speedweek show on Wednesday, July 2nd, we will provide a pit pass, official crew tee shirt and view from the Hauler. Of course, we will also put them to work in the pits. Hopefully, we can educate another fan as to why we are out here racing for kids. The RAACE Foundation needs your support, so we are happy to donate anything we can to the cause.”
For those that don’t know – Smith Racing, Alan Sagi and Scott LeBarron and others donate their paint schemes to The RAACE Foundation, because according to Stevie Smith: “It is the right thing to do.” To learn more about how abuse happens and how to protect you and your family, please visit The RAACE Foundation at www.raace.org. Saturday’s pit gates open at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 5 p.m. and hot laps begin at 7:30 p.m. .Check the speedway website for any changes in weather at: www.hagerstownspeedway.com or contact the speedway office at 301-582-0640.
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