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By DICK BRINSTER | June 2, 2003
DOVER, Del. - Victory eased the pain Ryan Newman felt after muscling a 3,400-pound stock car around the track for half the afternoon. Newman lost his power steering, but not his determination, and held off Jeff Gordon to win Sunday at Dover International Speedway. "I'm definitely tired," Newman said. "My arms hurt, my back hurts, my neck hurts, and I'll be really sore tomorrow and probably Tuesday. "But we had a fast race car, and I wasn't about to pull into the garage and say, 'That's it, guys.
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by JASON STEIN/ Wheelbase Communications | May 1, 2005
For 50 bucks a year, Dale Ballinger will let you experience the world of Donald Healey. Slip a check into an envelope, affix the proper postage and Ballinger's group of Healey diehards in Union, Ky. - south of the Ohio River and neighboring Cincinnati, Ohio - will let you into the Ohio Valley Austin Healey Club. You will receive a calendar in January, a "high quality" monthly magazine (as Ballinger's group boasts), a tech session from an expert Healey owner and a piece of something much more intangible: Healey's dream.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | May 22, 2005
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail will run "A Life Remembered. " The story will take a look back - through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others - at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about John W. Haberbeck Jr., who died May 16 at the age of 61. His obituary appeared in the May 18 editions of The Morning Herald and The Daily Mail. andrews@herald-mail.com He was known at Hagerstown Speedway as "The Flying Bachelor.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | April 5, 2007
Alan Sagi thinks every racing fan should have an opportunity to be in a race car on the track. "It's quite different from what you envision," said Sagi, who races super late models - the top division of cars at Hagerstown Speedway. Imagine driving in a tunnel with the pedal on the floor going 85 to 120 mph with other cars inches away, he said. "Things happen fast," said Sagi, 43, of Hagerstown. Barring inclement weather, fans will get to see fast cars and fast action this Saturday as Hagerstown Speedway holds its first super-late-model points race of the season.
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By JASON STEIN | January 22, 2006
His peers, who revered him, labeled the man "the maestro. " His fans, who adored him, called him "bandy legs" for his small stature and peculiar walk. Historians, who are still amazed by him, simply refer to Juan-Manuel Fangio as one of the best to ever drive a race car. Fangio. In racing circles, the word still translates into success. He wasn't born into the best family. He didn't have the most money. And he might not have had the most skill. But, unquestionably, he had the most success.
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by TODD BURLAGE / Wheelbase Communications | May 14, 2007
The monkey's name was Jocko Flocko and with him, Tim Flock was in for the ride of his life. A full-time pet and a part-time passenger for eight races during Flock's 1953 Grand National (the forerunner to NASCAR stock-car racing) season, Jocko wriggled out of his collar during an event at the former Charlotte, N.C., Speedway. The tiny critter jumped behind Flock, grabbed him by the neck at speed and forced a costly pit stop, thus ending the monkey's brief racing career. Flock would later complain that the mishap cost him about $750, the difference between finishing second and third back then.
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by BONNIE HELLUM BRECHBILL | March 10, 2003
Thirty-two race cars gleamed in the parking lot of Jim's Tavern and Sports Lounge on U.S. 11 on Saturday. Checking out the cars at the 12th annual event were racing fans from around the area. Frank Sagi of Hagerstown, coordinator for the show, pointed out the go-karts, a dwarf car, the late models with 358-cubic inch engines, the pure stocks with 350 Chevy engines, the mini-stocks with four cylinders, and the winged microsprints with motorcycle engines. All are raced locally on speedways in Hagerstown, Shippensburg and Path Valley.
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by TARA REILLY | February 13, 2005
tarar@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Seth Kearchner peered through the window net of an older model Chevrolet Monte Carlo race car on Saturday before checking out its body. Kearchner, who drove from Fairfield, Pa., to look at cars in the 2005 Martinsburg Mall Car Show, said he's in the process of building a similar car. The five cars on display at the mall Saturday afternoon are raced at Hagerstown Speedway. "I just came to get some ideas," he said. Kearchner described the white and bright green and orange Monte Carlo that was on display, bearing the number "08" on its sides and driven by Jason Murray, as a street car with a roll cage and various other racing parts.
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by LISA PREJEAN | March 3, 2006
"Gentlemen, start your engines!" We heard that phrase used repeatedly in Daytona Beach, Fla., last month. My family had gone south for a few days over Presidents Day weekend, which also happened to be the Daytona 500 weekend. We didn't attend the race. We left the condo to take in the movie "Eight Below," so my dad could watch the race in peace. He likes to watch a race up close and with instant replay. Diehard race fans will understand his relief when my brother suggested that we go to the movies.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | February 21, 2004
gregs@herald-mail.com HALFWAY - Garrett Wiseley was in awe of the dirt-track race cars that were crammed into the hallways of Valley Mall Friday, heralding the start of a new season at Hagerstown Speedway. "I like the black one - because it has the numbers on it ... they're shiny," said Garrett, 4. After his mother asked him about it, Garrett grinned and said, "I want to drive one of them when I get big. " His parents, Ken and Holly Wiseley, of Fairplay, brought Garrett and his twin sisters, Rachael and Victoria, both 8, to the mall to see the cars.
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