posted October 16, 2002 06:44 PM
HAGERSTOWN, MD. Three-time feature winner Donnie Kreitz of Sinking Springs,
PA leads the list of early entries for the super sprint portion of the
Octoberfest 350on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, October 26th & 27th. The
annual fall extravaganza at the Hagerstown Speedway brings together the top
drivers in the super sprints, the big block modifieds, the late models and
the small block modifieds, the top four divisions in dirt track racing.
The super sprints will kick off qualifying on Saturday in order that the
drivers and their fans can make it to the Williams Grove Speedway for its
final show of the season. The other three divisions will follow with their
qualifying events. Warm-ups will begin at noon with racing at 1 P.M. Gates
will open at 11 A.M. with pit gates opening at 9 A.M.
Kreitz became the first sprint driver to win back-to-back features in the
Octoberfest winning in 1991 and 1992. Kreitz added his third win in 1996.
Joining Kreitz will be one of the hottest drivers in Central Pennsylvania
Greg Hodnett. Other early entries include Kevin Frey, Randy Baughman, Rod
George, Blane Heimbach, Alan Cole, Niki Young, Shawn Stidfole, Johnny
Mackison and Craig Smith.
In addition to the 50-lap super sprint feature that pays $10,000 to the
winner, the Octoberfest will also have 100-lap $10,000-to-win feature events
for the late models, big block modifieds and the small block modifieds all
paying $10,000 to the winners.
The Hagerstown Speedway is located on U.S. Route 40, six miles west of
Hagerstown, MD off the Huyett exits of Interstates 70 & 81.