posted June 18, 2001 10:06 AM
LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN DRIVERS READY FOR ARMEL MEMORIAL
HAGERSTOWN, MD. Promoter Frank Plessinger and the Hagerstown Speedway
host the 21st and final running of the Tony Armel Memorial on Saturday
June 23rd. The 50-lap memorial is the longest and most prestigious race
the schedule for the Hoosier Tires Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman
division. Joining the sportsman will be the ITSI late models, Ernie's
Yard pure stocks, 4-cyl pure stocks and the 30-car/30-lap enduro dash
rescheduled from June 2nd. Race time is 7 P.M. with gates opening at 5
Adult general admission is $10 with children under 12 FREE.
The late model sportsman 50-lap event will be the main attraction on
Saturday and is held each year in memory of Tony Armel, who was killed
work related accident. The son of legendary Buddy Armel and brother of
current late model driver Tommy, Tony was a promising young rookie
many said would follow in his father's footsteps before the tragic
The Armel Memorial will carry double points and an increased payoff.
Defending race champion Marvin Winters of Mercersburg, PA will be
for his second Armel Memorial. Although Winters has won five of seven
events, the battle for the track championship is still wide open. With
points on the line, a lot of changes can take place. Winters is not only
looking for his second straight Armel Memorial win, he is also is
his second consecutive late model sportsman title. Winters hopes to
his 68 point lead over Barry Miller. Six-time Armel Memorial winner
Walls Jr. is third 77 points back with Mike Walls and Robert Friese
out the top five.
Past winners of the Armel Memorial in addition to Winters and Walls
include Richard Clipp, Jeremy Miller, Nathan Durboraw, Ernie Davis, Dave
Wilt, Les Hare, Roger Watkins, Brad Boyer and Brent Smith.
In addition to the late model sportsman, there will be complete
of qualifying and feature events for the late models, pure stocks and
pure stocks. The 30-car/30-lap enduro dash for amateur drivers, which
originally scheduled earlier in the year, has been added to the program.
For additional information, contact the speedway office at (301)
or check-out the Internet at www.hagerstownspeedway.com. The Hagerstown
Speedway is located on U.S. Route 40, six miles west of Hagerstown, MD
the Huyett exits of Interstates 70 & 81.