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August 13, 2007

AUTO RACING



Smith wins at Hagerstown Speedway

Brent Smith was hard at it and using the long way around Hagerstown Speedway from the drop of the green flag until the checkered waved. The efforts paid off for the Mercersburg, Pa., veteran with his second Cindy Rowe Auto Glass late model victory Saturday night.

Smith was in contention for the win the entire distance. He started fourth, took the lead following a 360-degree spin by D.J. Troutman on the 19th circuit and won by 10 lengths.

Jamie Lathroum took over the runner-up spot from Bo Feathers at the white flag. Feathers settled for third, Alan Sagi was fourth and Gary Stuhler fifth.

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In other racing Saturday, the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic late model sportsman and Ernie's Auto Enterprises pure stock events were both shortened due to time and other circumstances. Kyle Lear of Severn, Md., drove to his career first victory in the sportsman event, while Drew Fitzsimmons of Boonsboro also was in victory lane for the first time in the pure stock feature. Bobby Moore, also of Severn, took over on Lap 8 of the 30-lap Enduro dash and posted the win.




RUNNING



JFK 50 Mile nearly filled to its entry limit

As of Sunday, 838 runners were registered for the 45th annual JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon, to be held Nov. 17 in Washington County.

Race director Mike Spinnler said he expects the event will reach its entry limit by Sept. 1.

"The only fair way I can do it is first come, first serve," he said.

Race applications may be obtained at www.jfk50mile.org.

For more information, contact Spinnler at 301-739-7004 or mspinnler@cvac-md.us.




CYCLING



South Mountain Hill Climb Challenge

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Jeff Miller of Lewistown, Pa., won the South Mountain Hill Climb Challenge series race on Sunday. He completed the 7-mile climb in 25 minutes, 13 seconds.

Mike Spinnler, 48, of Hagerstown, competing for Antietam Velo Club/Team Hagerstown-Washington County Tourism, was the 40-plus champion and eighth overall in 27:08. His teammate Larry Dell was 27th in 36:44.

Dave Long, 42, of Hagerstown, competing unattached, was 12th in 28:35.




GOLF



Grier finishes 31st

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Hagerstown's Ashley Grier shot a 2-under-par 70 on Sunday in the final round of the Betty Puskar Golf Classic at The Pines Country Club on the Duramed FUTURES Tour.

Grier finished in a tie for 31st place with a three-day total of 1-under-par 215. Grier shot a 74 and 71 in the first two rounds.

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