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Fan Appreciation Night scheduled at Speedway

September 16, 2005

HAGERSTOWN, MD - It will be Fan Appreciation Night at the Hagerstown this Saturday.

The late models, Hoosier Tires/Mid-Atlantic - A&C Racing Engines late-model sportsman and Ernie's Salvage Yard pure stocks battle it out in the final point races of the year. The track championships will be on the line for the late models and late-model sportsman.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with warm-ups beginning at 7 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand general admission is only $6 with children under 12 free.

Hagerstown will be in action twice this weekend with the completion of the Conococheague 100 tonight at 7. The 50-lap finale for the MACS late models will pay $8,000 to the winner.

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Two of the three classes will go down to the final lap on Saturday night. In the late-model division, seven-time track champion

Nathan Durboraw has been on top all season and has built up a 67-point lead over Allen Brannon of Winchester, Va. Frankie Plessinger of Big Cove Tannery, Pa. is still in the chase 16 points behind Brannon with Andy Anderson of Martinsburg, W.Va. still in the hunt. Jason Covert of York Haven, Pa. rounds out the top five.

The point standing in the late-model sportsman division has settled down the past two months with Darryl Burkholder of Chambersburg, Pa. on top. Burkholder has built up a 102-point lead over Tyler Armstrong of St. Thomas, Pa. Pete Weaver of Williamsport is only 22 points back of Armstrong in third. Barry Miller of Three Springs, Pa. and Bobby Beard of Hanover, Pa. round out the top five.

The battle in the pure stock division was the closest of the

three divisions going into August. Then Ronnie Dennis stepped up to the plate with three straight wins - two in double-point championship races - to put the lid on the championship a week early. Still the drivers vying for second spot will be going strong to finish with runner-up honors. Hans Stamberg of Hedgesville, W.Va. is second with six-time feature winner Brian Tavenner of Winchester, Va. third. Rookie B.R. Nalley of Knoxville and Rick Stouffer of Hagerstown complete the top.five.

Saturday's race will be the final tune-up for the Turbo-Blue Hub City National 150.

For additional information, contact the speedway office at 301-582-0640. The Hagerstown Speedway is located six miles west of Hagerstown on U.S. Route 40.

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