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March 3, 1997
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Rusty Wallace managed to avoid hard-driving Jeff Gordon and finish first in the Pontiac Excitement 400 Sunday, but he might not have won the race. Four hours after Wallace crossed the finish line, NASCAR officials announced they had taken the engine from his Ford for "failing to meet compression ratio specifications. " NASCAR spokesman Kevin Triplett said the engine had been tested more than once and did not comply with the organization's 14-to-1 compression standard.
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August 31, 2008
Tyler Castle, 13, from Boonsboro, is shown with the checkered flag from his biggest win since he began racing quarter midgets in 2003. Tyler took first place in the Light AA class at the 2008 Dirt Grand Nationals in Taylorville, Ill. Tyler also took third place in his Light B racer. He and his family travel the country to attend quarter midget grand national races.
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by ZACH PETERS / Staff Correspondent | July 3, 2006
Marvin Winters picked up his first win in nearly two years Saturday night in front of a full house at Hagerstown Speedway as he took the checkered flag during the 41st annual Johnny Roberts Memorial Late Model feature event. Winters, of McConnellsburg, Pa., started first, but was quickly passed on the low side in Turns 1 and 2 by Alan Sagi on Lap 2. Sagi ran away from the pack and looked as if he was going to cruise to Victory Lane until he lost his drive shaft on Lap 19 and was forced to leave the race.
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By MIKE SIRBAUGH / Staff Correspondent | July 27, 1998
On a Saturday night of yellow flags at the Hagerstown Speedway, it took three tries for the late models to get their race underway, with cautions on the first two attempts. Gary Stuhler started in the seventh position and moved into third by lap 3. After another caution on lap 4, Stuhler took second from Mark Elksnis and passed Rick Workman on the inside of turn 2 on the sixth lap to gain a lead he would never relinquish. It was Stuhler's fifth victory of the season and second consecutive at Hagerstown Speedway.
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August 20, 2007
HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY Booze cruises in late models Brian Booze earned his second career late model win on Saturday night, starting on the pole and leading the Ernie's 25 Special from start to finish and speeding under the checkered flag 1.533 seconds ahead of Alan Sagi. "It's been a while. I just had a feeling it was our night," said Booze, whose other late model victory came in June 2006. In the United Racing Company 25-lap sprint event, veteran Kramer Williamson led all the way to score his third victory of the season.
NEWS
By OTTO STEIN | September 18, 2005
Anyone who thinks that today's stock-car racing is as good as it gets should turn off the hype and dig out their VHS machine. Pop in that fuzzy old NASCAR highlights tape that came with the magazine subscription renewal. Put it on rewind. Let it wind all the way back to, say, 1976. When you see the number 21 painted on the side of a race car followed by the number 43, hit the stop button. Then hit play. Settle back. Pop open a cold one. You're about to witness the thrill of stock-car racing at its fender-bangin' best.
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by OTTO STEIN/Wheelbase Communications | September 19, 2005
Anyone who thinks that today's stock-car racing is as good as it gets should turn off the hype and dig out their VHS machine. Pop in that fuzzy old NASCAR highlights tape that came with the magazine subscription renewal. Put it on rewind. Let it wind all the way back to, say, 1976. When you see the number 21 painted on the side of a race car followed by the number 43, hit the stop button. Then hit play. Settle back. Pop open a cold one. You're about to witness the thrill of stock-car racing at its fender-bangin' best.
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by ZACH PETERS / Staff Correspondent | June 26, 2006
Broken finger and all, Brian Booze cruised to victory at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night in the 25-lap Late Model Feature for his first career Late Model win. Booze, of Marion, Pa., entered the race with a broken left index finger - "I'm still not supposed to be driving," he said - but it proved not be an issue. Booze started third, but by Lap 8 he had the lead. Entering Turn 3 on Lap 7, Booze went low and pulled even with leader D.J. Troutman. They stayed even until they came into Turn 3 again, where Booze completed the low pass.
NEWS
By MIKE SIRBAUGH / Staff Correspondent | June 1, 1998
Hoo-wee, what a night! Every feature was exciting Saturday, as each came down to the last lap on a night of firsts at Hagerstown Speedway. The first feature was a 20-lap late model sportsman race that set the tone. Al Shawver won his first feature of the season and his first in "six to eight years," beating points leader Wayne Walls Jr. by the space of a headlight. For owner Gary Bowman, it was his first win in 20 years as an owner. "We've had a struggle this year," Shawver said.
NEWS
by ZACH PETERS / Staff Correspondent | July 24, 2006
Brent Smith edged out Nathan Durboraw to win the first of the Bull Durham/Shorty Bowers Memorial Twin 20s on Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway. Smith, of Mercersburg, Pa., led wire-to-wire, but did not go unchallenged as a caution on Lap 10 erased his two-second lead and allowed Durboraw to pull even with him on the restart in Turns 3 and 4. Smith was able to pull ahead just enough to lead Lap 10, then jumped out to a three-car-length lead by Lap 18. On Lap 20, Durboraw made his charge and got a great run on the backstretch heading into Turn 3. Durboraw carried the run into Turn 4 and pulled even with Smith coming off of the turn.
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By C.J. LOVELACE/Staff Correspondent | September 20, 2010
Fresh off his first career Late Model track championship two weeks ago, the firsts kept rolling for Frankie Plessinger. Plessinger, of Big Cove Tannery, Pa., won his first Late Model Sportsman division race in his first ever start on Saturday, scooting by Marvin Winters on the 10th lap then rolling to the 30-lap feature win at Hagerstown Speedway's 4th Annual Small Car Nationals. Running in third, Plessinger got by Bruce Kane, who was running in second, before he brought out the caution when he struck the wall exiting the fourth turn on the eighth lap. On the restart, Plessinger, who was able to make his car stick even in the higher grooves, couldn't be contained any longer as he flew by Winters and into the lead from his fourth-starting spot.
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NEWS
August 31, 2008
Tyler Castle, 13, from Boonsboro, is shown with the checkered flag from his biggest win since he began racing quarter midgets in 2003. Tyler took first place in the Light AA class at the 2008 Dirt Grand Nationals in Taylorville, Ill. Tyler also took third place in his Light B racer. He and his family travel the country to attend quarter midget grand national races.
NEWS
August 20, 2007
HAGERSTOWN SPEEDWAY Booze cruises in late models Brian Booze earned his second career late model win on Saturday night, starting on the pole and leading the Ernie's 25 Special from start to finish and speeding under the checkered flag 1.533 seconds ahead of Alan Sagi. "It's been a while. I just had a feeling it was our night," said Booze, whose other late model victory came in June 2006. In the United Racing Company 25-lap sprint event, veteran Kramer Williamson led all the way to score his third victory of the season.
NEWS
by KATE S. ALEXANDER/Staff Correspondent | August 27, 2006
FUNKSTOWN - Antietam Creek was fluorescent with a bevy of colored rubber duckies on Saturday. Racing toward the checked flag strung downstream, almost 2,000 duckies floated down the creek as part of the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co.'s annual Duck Race. The race began atop the Frederick Street Bridge as local firemen dumped bag loads of duckies into the creek below. In the creek, firefighters in canoes and wet suits waited to guide the ducks to victory. Once in the water, firemen David Fraley, Paul Hottinger and David Case floated along with the ducks, helping them avoid debris as they meandered their way downstream.
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by ZACH PETERS / Staff Correspondent | July 24, 2006
Brent Smith edged out Nathan Durboraw to win the first of the Bull Durham/Shorty Bowers Memorial Twin 20s on Saturday night at Hagerstown Speedway. Smith, of Mercersburg, Pa., led wire-to-wire, but did not go unchallenged as a caution on Lap 10 erased his two-second lead and allowed Durboraw to pull even with him on the restart in Turns 3 and 4. Smith was able to pull ahead just enough to lead Lap 10, then jumped out to a three-car-length lead by Lap 18. On Lap 20, Durboraw made his charge and got a great run on the backstretch heading into Turn 3. Durboraw carried the run into Turn 4 and pulled even with Smith coming off of the turn.
NEWS
by ZACH PETERS / Staff Correspondent | July 3, 2006
Marvin Winters picked up his first win in nearly two years Saturday night in front of a full house at Hagerstown Speedway as he took the checkered flag during the 41st annual Johnny Roberts Memorial Late Model feature event. Winters, of McConnellsburg, Pa., started first, but was quickly passed on the low side in Turns 1 and 2 by Alan Sagi on Lap 2. Sagi ran away from the pack and looked as if he was going to cruise to Victory Lane until he lost his drive shaft on Lap 19 and was forced to leave the race.
NEWS
by ZACH PETERS / Staff Correspondent | June 26, 2006
Broken finger and all, Brian Booze cruised to victory at Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday night in the 25-lap Late Model Feature for his first career Late Model win. Booze, of Marion, Pa., entered the race with a broken left index finger - "I'm still not supposed to be driving," he said - but it proved not be an issue. Booze started third, but by Lap 8 he had the lead. Entering Turn 3 on Lap 7, Booze went low and pulled even with leader D.J. Troutman. They stayed even until they came into Turn 3 again, where Booze completed the low pass.
NEWS
by JASON STEIN / Wheelbase Communications | June 18, 2006
Racing has always been chalk-full of "good ol' boys. " But what about the "good ol' gal?" What about the wild woman from Barnesville, Ga., who used to show her passion for driving fast by outrunning the police in her hometown? What about the woman who loved hanging it out there so much that she nearly broke every bone in her body . . . and was darn proud of it? There are pioneers who break new ground, and then there's Louise Smith, a woman who took dynamite to conventional thinking.
NEWS
by OTTO STEIN/Wheelbase Communications | September 19, 2005
Anyone who thinks that today's stock-car racing is as good as it gets should turn off the hype and dig out their VHS machine. Pop in that fuzzy old NASCAR highlights tape that came with the magazine subscription renewal. Put it on rewind. Let it wind all the way back to, say, 1976. When you see the number 21 painted on the side of a race car followed by the number 43, hit the stop button. Then hit play. Settle back. Pop open a cold one. You're about to witness the thrill of stock-car racing at its fender-bangin' best.
NEWS
By OTTO STEIN | September 18, 2005
Anyone who thinks that today's stock-car racing is as good as it gets should turn off the hype and dig out their VHS machine. Pop in that fuzzy old NASCAR highlights tape that came with the magazine subscription renewal. Put it on rewind. Let it wind all the way back to, say, 1976. When you see the number 21 painted on the side of a race car followed by the number 43, hit the stop button. Then hit play. Settle back. Pop open a cold one. You're about to witness the thrill of stock-car racing at its fender-bangin' best.
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