JUST ANOTHER WEEK UNTIL HAGERSTOWN OPENS WITH LATE MODELS AND SPRINTS

Date: 2/10/2009 10:36:35 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              FEBRUARY 10, 2009 

 

JUST ANOTHER WEEK UNTIL HAGERSTOWN OPENS WITH LATE MODELS AND SPRINTS

 

HAGERSTOWN, MD. Ė Opening day of Saturday, February 21st for Frank Plessingerís Hagerstown Speedway is right around the corner or is it?

Weather permitting, the half mile Hagerstown oval will open its 62nd season, the actual Northeast Opener, on Saturday the 21stt to a double header program of supers, super late models and super sprints.

The sprint event is the Octoberfest Qualifier, the winner securing a guaranteed starting spot in the premier October event that will close out the season.

This is the first time since 1998 that sprints have been on the opening program since the switch to modifieds. Donnie Kreitz Jr. was the winner during that final opening event. Lance Dewease won both the 1996 and 1997 events. Keith Kauffman (1992) and Steve Smith (1991) were also winners as Mother Nature was victorious the other years since 1990.

February weather hasnít been too forgiving for late models as the past six openers have been scrapped due to the weather as John Mason was the last February winner in 2002, Rick Eckert in 1992 and 2000,  Marvin Winters in 1998, Rodney Franklin, 1997 and Nathan Durboraw, 1991 and 1996.

Pit gates will open at 10:00 a.m. with the grandstands opening at 11:00 a.m. Hot laps begin at 1:00 p.m. with race time at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Should Saturdayís weather be a factor, Sunday will be used as a make up date. Times would remain the same.

For additional information, contact the speedway office at (301) 582-0640. Check the speedways website for any weather related information at: www.hagerstownspeedway.com.

 


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