January 10, 2013
A Dodge Charger worth $60,000 and a chance to rub shoulders with the who's who of NASCAR at a banquet in Las Vegas was a dream for Rich and Paula Robertson, a dream that came true when the couple won a Dodge Charger sweepstakes competition online. Those who know Rich Robertson know of his passion for NASCAR. He has loved cars since he was a kid, and working as an auto mechanic fueled his passion. So when his wife Paula saw an online competition offering the NASCAR banquet and a chance to win the Dodge Charger sweepstakes, among other prizes, she didn't hesitate to enter.
September 19, 2012
I confess to only hanging around the fringes of NASCAR. I might catch a little of Daytona and keep up with the chase standings. But the real reason I keep coming back to NASCAR time and time again is headlines like this one: “Tony Stewart Downplays Goosing Kevin Harvick's Wife.” Even if you know nothing, or care nothing, for car racing, I defy you to skip past a headline like that. And I know you don't want to waste precious seconds looking it up on your own, so here's the lede, as reported by ESPN: “A video of Tony Stewart grabbing the rear end of Kevin Harvick's wife has gone viral, but the three-time Sprint Cup champion has downplayed the incident as a routine between friends that he believes brings good luck.” Weird.
May 20, 2012
His eyes. The money. Everything surrounding him. Fans of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racer Kasey Kahne said those were among the reasons they came out to the Hagerstown Speedway Sunday night to catch a glimpse of the heartthrob driver. Kahne was racing in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at the local track, and his fans were ecstatic. Renae Metz of Roaring Spring, Pa., said she has been following Kahne for about four years and has met him at several other venues.
October 18, 2011
Howard E. Rudisill, 73, formerly of Laurel, Md., went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. Born on Sept. 11, 1938, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Howard A. and Grace L. Rudisill. He served in the U.S. Army before working for Magruder, where he retired in 2003. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, spending time in the mountains, and watching NASCAR races and Redskins games. He is survived by his loving wife, Lois Rudisill; his son, Gary Rudisill, and wife, Dianne, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; stepsons Antonio Caprinolo Sr. and wife, Carina, of Abingdon, Md., and Nicholas Caprinolo of Glen Burnie, Md.; a sister, Janet Jones, of Hagerstown, and 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.
June 5, 2011
Warrior Energy Inc. recently signed a sponsorship deal with the Keystone Motorsports team in the Nascar Nationwide Series. The drivers are Amber and Angela Cope, nieces of Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope. The twins, heralded as the “first twins of NASCAR,” have been featured in Sports Illustrated magazine and have a lifetime of racing experience. Warrior Energy is led by President and Chief Executive Officer Arthur Ebeling, Vice Presidents Chris Perkins and Brent Garrett, and Chief Operating Officer Audra Grapes.
March 8, 2011
"I would like to comment on the possible tax increase in Greencastle. How is it possible for our school board to spend everyone else's money for a very expensive improvement to the football stadium? Let's focus on the education of the children, especially those who get left behind. We never hear about these children, only the ones who do well. " — Greencastle, Pa. "I'm not a big NASCAR fan. I'll tune in some of the bigger races, like the Daytona 500 and Talledega and those things.
March 6, 2011
Let’s take a look at a few axioms that pop up this time of year. “The only sure things are death and taxes.” “Pitchers and catchers are reporting. It’s getting close to spring.” “Teams are not seeded for the Maryland state basketball tournaments.” The first two have been rites in their own way. The third is a wrong. And in this case, a wrong by no means makes a rite. The method that Maryland uses to set the field for its state basketball tournaments continues to fall under scrutiny.
January 15, 2011
JAN. 13, 1971-JAN. 13, 2011 JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Robert Steven Heinen, 40, of 604 Forest Grove Ave. in Jacksonville, N.C., passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at his home. Born Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1971, in Fort Meade, Md., he was the son of Charles Edward Heinen of South Carolina and Barbara Lou Heinen-Stitzel of Hagerstown, Md. He attended North Hagerstown High School. He was a self-employed truck driver and a former employee of Blue Gray Towing in Hagerstown.
September 10, 2010
After his fiancee has gone home for the night and everyone else in the house starts winding down, Cody Kershner will spend evenings in the basement watching prior races like football players review tape. The 19-year-old mini stock car racer is on the brink of earning his first title. Cody leads the points race at Shippensburg Speedway in Pennsylvania and is four races away from winning the series. Watching old tape, he says, is what it takes to become a champion. Cody lives with his family in the farmlands just west of Hagerstown.
January 27, 2009
JULY 17, 1957-JAN. 20, 2009 LOUISA, Va. - Douglas Michael "Mike" Jamison, 51, of 1462 Schoolbus Road, and formerly of Chambersburg, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, in Maui, Hawaii. Born July 17, 1957, in Chambersburg, he was the son of Wilda Brown Jamison Mills of Chambersburg and the late Merle Jamison, and the stepson of Edwin L. Mills of Chambersburg. He was a construction supervisor for T and B Equipment Co. in Ashland, Va., erecting bleachers for PGA and NASCAR events.