Local Roundup - Races canceled again at Hagerstown Speedway

March 13, 2005


Today's doubleheader program of late models and big block modifieds at the Hagerstown Speedway was canceled for the third week in a row due to winter weather.

"There is still frost in the track," speedway promoter Frank Plessinger said. "The worst areas are the front stretch and in the third and fourth turns. The daytime temperatures haven't gone much above freezing all week and, with the temperatures in the 20s most nights the past five days, the frost just won't work out enough to allow for a safe race track.

"With cold weather predicted for tomorrow, I just think it is best for everyone if we wait another week."

The Hagerstown Speedway will host the small block modifieds and the late models in a doubleheader program March 20. The 30-lap modified feature will be the Octoberfest 350 Qualifier, and the winner of the late model feature also will receive a guaranteed starting berth in the Octoberfest 350 on Oct. 29-30.


The guaranteed starting spot for the Octoberfest 350 for the big blocks scheduled for this weekend will now be awarded to the winner of the DIRT Advance Auto Parts Modified Super Dirt Series 100 lapper on March 26.


Gowda sixth at NCAAs

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - North Carolina junior Vikas Gowda, a Frederick High School graduate and a 2004 Olympian, placed sixth in the men's shot put at the NCAA Division I championships Saturday with a heave of 63 feet, 1 1/4 inches.

Auburn's Edis Elkasevic won the event with a throw of 64-7 1/4.


Clear Spring 40, Northern 33: Brandon Blazer had a game-high 23 points, while Cody Lurch scored nine and Wesley Jackson added six as Clear Spring (12-1) prevailed in the championship game. Tyler Sterling led Northern with 14 points, while Zachary Abeles had six.


WACO team wins tourney

CATONSVILLE, Md. - The WACO Juniors 16U Hurricanes recently won the Team Force Invitational Tournament, finishing with an 8-1 record.

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