posted March 15, 2001 12:39 PM
HORTON LOOKING FORWARD TO ADVANCE AUTO PARTS SUPER DIRT SERIES OPENER
HAGERSTOWN, MD Veteran Northeast dirt-track modified racing star Jimmy
Horton is one of the many drivers looking forward to the 2001 Advance
Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT Series opener at the Hagerstown Speedway
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 looking forward to racing at Hagerstown," said the 44 year-old
professional racer from Neshanic, Station, NJ. "I really like going
there. It is fast and a really nice place to race. Its been a while
since I raced there under the lights, so I am sure there will be some
good racing. I know I am looking forward to it.
Selected by Area Auto Racing News in 1999 as one of the "Top 25 Best
Dirt Modified Drivers of All Time," Horton was named last year during
the 25th Anniversary Season of DIRT Motorsports as one of "DIRT's
All-Time Best Drivers."
Horton starts off 2001 with 374 career modified feature victories, with
100 registered in extra-distance main events, 77 triumphs have come in
DIRT big-block modified competition.
The defending champion at East Windsor (NJ) Speedway, Horton is the
holder of 23 track/series championships and he has won at least one
feature race every year for the past 27 seasons (1974-2000).
In addition to his accomplishments on dirt, Horton has competed in 54
NASCAR Winston Cup events and won eight ARCA super speedway races
including two races at Daytona International Speedway in 1990 and 1992.
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.
Joining the modifieds will be the ITSI late models in a complete
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 before and after the races. For
additional information, contact the speedway office at (301) 582-0640.