Date: 9/6/2008 2:59:29 PM

September 6, 2008                                  For Immediate Release

Saturday, September 13 (7:00 p.m.) – 34th Annual Hub City 100 IRS (Independent Racing Series) Late Models, 50 Laps, $7,000 to win, Plus 358 Sprints (Home track rules) – 50 Laps, $3,000 to win  

Friday - Saturday:   September 19-20 (7:30 p.m.) – 2nd Annual Shamrock Small Car Nationals, Late Model Sportsman, Pure stocks & Four Cylinders

Friday - Qualifying by Time Trials and heat races for all classes 

Saturday - Consolation and Feature events for all divisions plus Enduro Championship, Powder Puff and 22nd Annual Tommy Thompson Demo Derby (postponed from September 6, 2008)

Saturday - Sunday:  October 25-26 12:00 p.m. Noon – 21st Annual Octoberfest 350

Saturday – Qualifying for all Four Divisions

Sunday - 100 Lap Feature events for Big Block Modified, Small Block Modified and Late Models, 50 Laps for Sprints


Hagerstown, Md. – No matter what, Hanna, Hurricane, then Tropical Storm, called the shots Saturday, having progressed from the southern Atlantic to finally arriving on the East Coast and dumping heavy rain all the way as she headed north.  

Hagerstown Speedway was in her path and forced to cancel the Saturday night program which would have been the final points program for the Hoosier Tire-Mid Atlantic late model sportsman along with the Ernie’s Salvage pure stocks. The final 30-lap Enduro Dash has also been cancelled but the 22nd Annual Tommy Thompson Demo Derby has been postponed two weeks and is now included as part of the Shamrock Small Car Nationals on Saturday, September 20th. 

The speedway would like to congratulate its champions for a very competitive 2008 season; Roy Deese Jr. of Laurel, Md., his sixth overall title in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late models which was decided the previous week; Andy Friese of Mercersburg, Pa for his third consecutive title in the Hoosier Tire-Mid Atlantic late model sportsman and first time titlist in the Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks, Dale Hollidge of Mechanicsville, Md. 

The speedway returns Saturday with the traditional late season event, which carries a format change. The 34th Annual Hub City 100 is sanctioned by the IRS (Independent Racing Series) with the late models competing in a 50-lap event with $7,000 to win. For the first time, the popular central Pennsylvania 358 Sprints (Home track rules) will be included on the program with a 50-lap $3,000 to win feature.

Pit gates open at 4: p.m. with grandstands opening at 5:00 p.m. Hot laps get underway at 7:00 p.m.  Check the speedway website for information and any changes in weather at: www.hagerstownspeedway.com or contact the speedway office at 301-582-0640.

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