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jammin
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posted February 24, 2001 01:42 PM UIN: 16262997
HAGERSTOWN CANCELS OPENER DUE TO HEAVY RAIN AND STORMS IN SUNDAY'S
FORECAST

HAGERSTOWN, MD - Heavy rain storms predicted in Sunday's forecast along
with the freezing and thawing conditions of the race track surface has
forced Promoter Frank Plessinger to cancel the Opening Day program. The
modified and late model show at the Hagerstown Speedway scheduled for
Sunday afternoon, February 25th won't be rescheduled. However, the
Sunday March 11th show will bring both divisions back to Hagerstown
Speedway for the Octoberfest Qualifiers plus there will be a combo relay
race. Each late model driver will be partnered up with a modified
driver to compete in the first ever relay combo race here at Hagerstown
Speedway.

Despite the snow storm that dropped nearly six inches of snow on
Thursday, track officials were confident that the track would be ready
for Sunday's opener. But with another front predicted to come through
the western Maryland area Saturday night through the entire day on
Sunday will wipe out any chances of opening.

Hagerstown will try to get the 2001 season underway next Sunday, March
4th with the Grand Opening of Hagerstown Speedway's 54th season. You
will see the Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stock and 4
Cylinders on the track for the first time this season. Race time is
1:30 P.M. with gates opening at 10 A.M. Warm-ups begin at 1:00 P.M.
Cost is just $9 for adults and Pit Insurance is $15.

The big block modifieds will return on Sunday, March 11th and share a
triple-header program with the late models in a exciting show that will
see the late model drivers team up with modified drivers for the first
ever of it's kind relay race. Following qualifying events, the late
models and modifieds will each have a 30-lap feature paying $2,000 to
the winner. In addition to the prize money, the feature winners will
also receive a guaranteed starting spot in the Octoberfest 350 on
October 27-28. Each 100-lap feature in the Octoberfest will pay
$10,000. The Modified winner will also be the Syracuse Qualifier for the
200 lap race at the New York State Fairground in October. Then the
modified drivers will race 15-laps and their late model partners will
drive the last 15 laps with the late model driver coming across the
finish line first splitting the $2,000 prize money with his modified
partner.

Additional information can be obtained by calling the speedway office
at (301) 582-0640 or on the Internet at www.hagerstownspeedway.com.

FEBRUARY 25, 2001 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
HAGERSTOWN, MD - THERE IS MARCH MADNESS AT THE HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY

Promoter Frank Plessinger has scheduled a full month of racing events
at the Hagerstown Speedway for the month of March. Drivers and fans are
looking forward to getting the 2001 season under way.

On Sunday, March 4th, it will be the Grand Opening as Hagerstown
Speedway begins its 54th season. The late models, late model sportsman,
Ernie's Salvage Yard pure stocks and 4-cyl pure stocks will take to the
speedway as they prepare for the long season ahead. There will be
qualifying and feature events for all four divisions.

The following Sunday, March 11th, the big block modifieds will join the
late models in a triple feature program that will see the late model
drivers team up with modified drivers for the exciting one of its kind
relay race. Following qualifying events, the late models and modifieds
will each have a 30-lap feature paying $2,000 to the winner. In addition
to the prize money, the feature winners will also receive a guaranteed
starting spot in the Octoberfest 350 on October 27-28. Each 100-lap
feature in the Octoberfest will pay $10,000. Then the modified drivers
will race 15-laps and their late model partners will drive the last 15
laps with the late model driver coming across the finish line first
splitting the $2,000 prize money with his modified partner.

All four regular divisions return for another afternoon date on Sunday,
March 18th before the point battle starts under the lights in April. The
late models, late model sportsman, pure stocks and 4-cyl pure stocks
will battle it out as the drivers fine tune their cars for a run at the
track championships.

The following Sunday, March 25th, the late models will share the
spotlight with the small block modifieds and dwarf cars. The Sunday
afternoon tripleheader program will feature qualifying events for each
division plus 30-lap features paying $2,000-to-win for the late models
and modifieds and a Region TUSA sanctioned dwarf car race. In addition
to the prize money, the small block feature winner will also receive a
guaranteed starting spot in the Octoberfest 350.

Rounding out the month of March will be the show that every race fan
has been waiting for, the DIRT Modified 100 lap event under the lights
paying $6,000 to the winner on Saturday, March 31st. Race time is 6 P.M.
with warm-ups at 5 P.M. The late models will be part of the doubleheader
program. Gates will open at 4 P.M. Rain date is Sunday, April 1st.

Race time for all Sunday afternoon programs is 1:30 P.M. with gates
opening two hours earlier. Warm-ups begin at 1:00 P.M.

For additional information, contact the Speedway Office at (301)
582-0640. The Hagerstown Speedway is located near Interstates 70 & 81 on
U.S. Route 40, six miles west of Hagerstown, MD.

FEBRUARY 25, 2001 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

- - - HAGERSTOWN OFFICIALLY STARTS 54th SEASON WITH GRAND OPENING

HAGERSTOWN, MD - Hagerstown Speedway will officially open its 54th
season with the Grand Opening on Sunday afternoon, March 4th, at 1:30
P.M. The four division program will feature the late models, late model
sportsman, Ernie's Salvage Yard pure stocks and 4-cyl pure stocks. Gates
will open at 10 A.M. with warm-ups at 1:00 P.M.

The Grand Opening is the first program of the year for the sportsman,
pure stock and 4-cyl pure stocks divisions. Sunday's program is an
opportunity for the drivers to check out new equipment and get their
cars dialed in before the point races begin on April 7th. The drivers in
all four divisions will be battling for over $30,000 in point money.

More than 100 cars will fill the infield competition area on Sunday
including over 40 late models as many drivers from other tracks will use
Hagerstown as a way to get a jump on their season. Roy Deese Jr. is
looking forward to defending his late model track championship as he
aims to make it three in a row. Other drivers expected back include
Alan Sagi, Jeremy Miller, former track champions Rodney Franklin and
Nathan Durboraw, Rick Workman, Gary Stuhler, Frankie Plessinger, Brent
Smith and Charlie Schaffer.

Sunday's program will include qualifying and feature events for all
four divisions. Admission is only $9.00 with children under 12 FREE.

The Hagerstown Speedway is located on U.S. Route 40, six miles west of
Hagerstown, MD. Additional information can be obtained by calling the
speedway office at (301) 582-0640 or on the Internet at
hagerstownspeedway.com.

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