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Speedway changes format for Hub-City 150

September 17, 2004

HAGERSTOWN - The entries are in the mail for the 30th Annual Turbo Blue Racing Gasolines Hub-City National 150. The traditional fall championship event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights, September 24 and 25 at Hagerstown Speedway.

For the past 29 years, the Hub-City National has been the longest race in the country for the late models. This year, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this prestigious fall event, Promoter Frank Plessinger has changed the format. Instead of 150 laps, the 2004 version of the Hub-City will now have three 50-lap features.

A large field of late models is expected as the Hub-City is known as the "Big Race for the Little Guy." The 30th Annual Hub-City National 150 will have two 50-lap events paying $2,500 to the winner with the top 12 finishers of each feature moving onto the final 50-lap segment paying $7,500 to the winner. The largest purse in the 30-year history of the National 150 is on the line with one driver able to earn up to $10,000 for 100 laps.

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Gates open each night at 5 p.m. with action getting under way at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand general admission for the event is $10 on Friday night and $18 on Saturday. Kids under 12 are admitted free. Parking and overnight camper parking is free.

Joining the late models on Friday night will be the Ernie's Salvage Yard pure stocks and on Saturday night the Hoosier Tires-Mid-Atlantic late-model sportsman will be part of the double-header program.

On Friday night there will be time trials and qualifying events for the late models. The Ernie's Salvage Yard pure stocks will have a complete program of qualifying and feature events. On Saturday, the consolation race for the late models will begin the program with the late-model sportsman in action on Saturday with a complete program of qualifying and feature events.

Rounding out the two-day program will be the Turbo-Blue Hub-City National 150. Gary Stuhler is the defending champion.

For additional information call 301-582-0640. Also check out the Hagerstown Speedway on the Internet at www.hagerstownspeedway.com. The Hagerstown Speedway is located on U.S. Route 40, six miles west of Hagerstown, MD off the Huyett exits of I-70 an I-81.

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