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Speedway postpones Octoberfest for 2 weeks

October 26, 2008

Hagerstown Speedway officials wanted to finalize the 2008 season and get the 21st Annual Octoberfest in the record books, but Mother Nature had other intentions when she delivered the area's first rain in a month -- one that lasted from late Friday night until late afternoon.

After making a gallant attempt to wait out the rain by postponing the starting time three hours, the track was so saturated that the event has been postponed.

The entire program will be delayed two weekends until Nov. 8 and 9 with all times remaining the same. All qualifying will be held on Saturday with pit gates opening at 8 a.m. and grandstands at 9:30, with practice laps beginning at noon. The drivers' meeting will be at 11:45 a.m.

The events on Nov. 9 begins with the same times for pits, grandstand, drivers meeting and feature races will begin at noon with no practice laps. Late models, big block and small block modifieds will run their 100-lap features while sprints will compete in a 50-lap event. Each race pays $10,000 to win.  

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Defending winners are Alan Sagi in the late models, Wade Hendrickson, big blocks; Kevin Hirthler, small blocks and Fred Rahmer in the sprints. 

Check the speedway's Web site at www.hagerstownspeedway.com or contact the speedway office at 301-582-0640 for more information on the Octoberfest.

 

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