posted March 15, 2001 12:39 PM
DANNY JOHNSON, 2000 DIRT DRIVER OF YEAR SEEKING WIN AT HAGERSTOWN
HAGERSTOWN, MD The 2000 DIRT Driver of the Year and 358 Modified
Champion Danny Johnson is setting his sights on the big payday at the
Hagerstown Speedway. Johnson is one of the many drivers looking forward
to the kick off the 2001 Advance Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT Series
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. The race carries a Sunday, April 1st rain
date. Gates Open on Sat at 4:00PM and Warm ups start at 5:00PM.
Admission is $16 for adults with Children under 12 FREE.
Johnson is no stranger to Victory lane in long-distance events. Last
year he won both the Victoria 200 at Fulton Speedway and Eastern States
150 at Orange County Fair Speedway. He was track champion at Ransonville
Speedway and posted a DIRT-high 22 small-block feature wins.
"I am really looking forward to racing at Hagerstown," said Johnson.
"Its been a while since I been there. I know night racing is going to be
Johnson, who raced a late model as well as his modified in Florida in
February was not sure if he would have the late model at Hagerstown or
just concentrate on the modified. "It is up to the team. I like racing
the car, it is a little different then what we are use too. I hope I
have a little track time in the car before we get to Hagerstown. We'll
just have to wait and see."
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 Bret Hearn of Sussex, NJ, who won the opening day race, are among
the drivers who will be at Hagerstown on Saturday night.
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.