posted September 14, 2000 05:20 PM
HAGERSTOWN GEARS UP FOR THE TURBO-BLUE HUB-CITY 150 NATIONAL OPEN
HAGERSTOWN, MD - The Hagerstown Speedway will be the site of the 26th Annual Turbo Blue Racing Gasoline Hub-City National 150 and the 14th Annual Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic Race of Champions on Saturday and Sunday, September 30th & October 1st. The Hub-City National Open 150 is the longest running fall event for late models in the area. Race time is 1 P.M. each day with gates opening at 10 A.M.
The two-day program will bring together the top late model drivers in the northeast including more than 20 track champions for the 14th Annual Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic Race of Champions. Since the Race of Champions and the Hub-City is scheduled a month earlier than in past years, track champions are asked to notify the speedway for special entries for the Race of Champions.
Saturday’s activities will start off with time trials and qualifying events for the late models plus qualifying preliminaries for the late model sportsman/semi-lates, Ernie’s Salvage Yard pure stocks and Frederick Performance Parts 4-cyl pure stocks. All divisions but the late models will race under open competition rules. The Hoosier Tire/Mid-Atlantic Race of Champions for the late models will round out the first day.
On Sunday, it will be feature time highlighted by the 26th running of the Turbo-Blue Hub City National Open 150. The race will be run in three 50-lap segments with fuel stops on the 50th and 100th laps. The winner will take home $10,000 in winnings. By winning the Hub-City and Race of Champions, one driver could pocket more than $11,500.
Rodney Franklin of White Post, Va. will be shooting for his record fifth Hub-City win. He is tied with Davey Johnson of Greensburg, PA. Other Hub-City winners include Todd Andrews, Lynn Geisler, Denny Bonebrake, John Mason, Rick Eckert, Tommy Bare, Sam Nalley, Tom Peck, Jack Boggs and Bob Wearing Sr.
Also on Sunday’s program will be championship events for the open competition late model sportsman/semi-lates, pure stocks and 4-cyl pure stocks.
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. For additional information, check out the World Wide Web at
SEPTEMBER 15, 2000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WORLD OF OUTLAWS TO INVADE THE HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY IN SPECIAL SHOW
HAGERSTOWN, MD. Steve Kinser of Bloomington, IN will lead the Pennzoil World of Outlaws into the Hagerstown Speedway for a special mid-week show on Thursday night, September 28th. Kinser leads the point standings with a 204 point lead over Sammy Swindell. Kinser, who has five career outlaw wins at Hagerstown, hasn’t visited Victory Lane at the Hub-City oval since May 29th, 1994. The 16 time Pennzoil World of Outlaws Champion would like nothing better than to add to his point lead with a win at Hagerstown on Thursday. Race time for the special mid-week program is 8 P.M. with warm-ups at 7:30 P.M. Gates will open at 5 P.M. Advanced sale tickets from the July 29th postponement will be honored.
Kinser, who leads all drivers in earnings with more than $315,500 will have plenty of competition waiting for him. Eleven other drivers have visited victory lane in the first 51 races this year making it one of the most competitive seasons in World of Outlaw history. Steve’s cousin, Mark has been the "hot shoe" with 11 wins to his credit thus far and just moved into second ahead of Sammy Swindell. Mark, the defending Pennzoil World of Outlaw Champion is seeking his fourth title in six years. Swindell, who is third in points with eight feature wins so far, has a burning desire to return to the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series throne and a win at Hagerstown would help close the gap on Steve. Stevie Smith of New Oxford, PA is fifth in points and broke into Victory Lane for the first time when he won the A-Feature at Hagerstown on May 21st. Smith, who led all drivers with 13 "A" Feature victories last year, has four wins to his credit this year and has finished in the top ten in 38 of 50 events.
Danny Lososki was one of the hottest drivers early in the season is currently fourth in points as the season reaches the homestretch. "The Dude" has driven the #83 Beef Packers Eagle into the top ten 38 times in 51 events and eight feature wins. Other feature winners that will be traveling to Hagerstown with the Outlaws include Dale Blaney, Andy Hillenburg, Johnny Herrera, Tim Shaffer, Joey Saldana and Jac Haudenschild.
Advanced grandstand reserved seats are now on sale at the speedway office. For additional information, contact the speedway office at (301) 582-0640 or check-out the Internet at
Fans will have a big weekend of racing at the half-mile oval on the banks of the Conococheague River. Following the Pennzoil World of Outlaws special Thursday night visit, The ITSI late models will headline the action on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, September 30th and October 1st as the Hagerstown Speedway will be host for the 26th running of the Hub-City National 150, the longest race in the country for the dirt late models. On Saturday, the Hoosier Tire Race of Champions for the late models will highlight the action with the 150-lap Hub-City National on Sunday. The open competition semi-lates/late model sportsman, pure stocks and 4-cyl pure stocks will also be in action both days.
The Hagerstown Speedway is located on U.S. Route 40, six miles west of Hagerstown, MD off the Huyett exits of Interstates 70 & 81.