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posted March 12, 2001 07:46 AM UIN: 16262997
ADVANCE AUTO PARTS SUPER DIRT SERIES OPENS SEASON AT HAGERSTOWN

HAGERSTOWN, MD The Hagerstown Speedway will kick off the 2001 season
of DIRT Motorsports with the 2001 Advance Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT
Series on Saturday night, March 31st. The 100 lap event will pay $6,000
to the winner. Joining the Modified Super DIRT Series in the double
header program will be the ITSI late models.

"We are pleased to have Glenn Donnelly and his professional Super DIRT
Series at Hagerstown," said Promoter Frank Plessinger. "Unfortunately,
we had to cancel our show last year because of rain. So this year we are
going to have a rain date to fall back on. Our phones rang off the hook
when the rain canceled our show asking if we would have a make-up date.
Unfortunately, we were unable to schedule another date to make-up the
show. This year we just hope that Mother Nature will cooperate with us."

The 100-lap event kicks off the 26-race Advance Auto Parts Modified
Super DIRT Series. The $1.3 million tour runs from March through October
and features long-distance races at 17 dirt tracks in five states and
two Canadian Provinces.

The Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT series opener at Hagerstown is
expected to attract all the top race teams in modified racing as they
contend for the championship title, the Advance Auto Parts Super Cup and
a $70,000 share of the total point fund in excess of $250,000. Steve
Paine of Waterloo, NY, the defending champion of the Super DIRT Series
and Danny Johnson, the 2000 DIRT Driver of the Year are among the
drivers who will be at Hagerstown on Saturday night.

While this will be the first DIRT sanctioned race at the Hagerstown
Speedway, most of the drivers have been to the half-mile oval along the
banks of the Conococheague River. Gates Open at 4:00PM with Warm-ups
starting at 5:00 PM.

Joining the modifieds will be the ITSI late models in a complete point
program of qualifying an feature events.

The Hagerstown Speedway is located on U.S. Route 40, adjacent to the
Gateway Seafood Restaurant, six miles west of Hagerstown, MD. The
Gateway Seafood Restaurant is the official restaurant of the Hagerstown
Speedway where drivers and fans meet after the races. For additional
information, contact the speedway office at (301) 582-0640.

MARCH 11, 2001 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
SMALL BLOCK MODIFIEDS, DWARF CARS AND LATE MODELS AT HAGERSTOWN

HAGERSTOWN, MD The small block modifieds and the dwarf cars will make
their first visit to the Hagerstown Speedway on Sunday afternoon, March
25th, and join the late models in a triple-header program. Race time is
1:30 P.M. with gates opening at 11:00 A.M. Warm-ups will begin at 1:00
P.M.

There will be qualifying events for the modifieds and late models with
a 30-lap feature paying $2,000 to the winner. In addition to the $2,000
prize money, the small block modified winner will also receive a
guaranteed starting spot for the Octoberfest 350 on October 27-28. T-USA
sanctioned dwarf cars will also be in action with qualifying and feature
events.

Many of the top modified drivers in the country will use Sunday's
program to kick off their 2001 season. Past modified winners at
Hagerstown include leading modified feature winner Brett Hearn with 10
career wins at the half-mile oval. Doug Hoffman is next with nine
followed by Bob McCreadie with eight wins. Billy Pauch is next in line
with seven career modified wins at Hagerstown. Kenny Brightbill, who has
not won at Hagerstown since March 13, 1988, is next with three wins and
is tied with Mike Romano and Frank Cozze. Other modified winners include
Craig VonDohren and Jack Johnson with two wins plus single race winners
Freddy Brightbill, Ray Bateman, Roger Laureno, Jeff Strunk. Bruce Klein,
Deron Rust, J.R. Heffner and Mike Gibbs.

The late models will be raring to go. Rodney Franklin, who leads all
drivers with 111 wins, will be out to change his luck from last year
when he scored only one feature win.

This Sunday, March 18th, the Hagerstown Speedway will present its 2001
Grand Opening, a four division program featuring the ITSI late models,
Hoosier Tires Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman, Ernie's Salvage Yard
pure stocks and the 4-cyl pure stocks. Admission for the big afternoon
of racing is only $9.00 with children under 12 FREE. Gates will open at
11 A.M. with warm-ups at 1:30 P.M.

The Hagerstown Speedway is located on U.S. Route 40, adjacent to the
Gateway Seafood Restaurant, six miles west of Hagerstown, MD. The
Gateway Seafood Restaurant is the official restaurant of the Hagerstown
Speedway where drivers and fans meet after the races. For addition
information, contact the speedway office at (301) 582-0640.


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