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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 JOEL HUFFER | January 15, 2006
If you're an early riser, I'm likely sitting in a terminal at Baltimore/Washington International Airport waiting to board an airplane bound for Orlando, Fla., as you read this. If you sleep in on Sundays, I'll probably be halfway to Walt Disney World by the time your eyes find these words. Either way, I'll be on vacation and a copy of The Morning Herald will be with me. That's right ... I'm taking my newspaper on vacation. If you're a Herald-Mail subscriber or have seen a copy of our newspaper over the past several years, you likely are familiar with our feature that shows residents of the Tri-State area with The Morning Herald, The Daily Mail or The Herald-Mail at their favorite vacation spots.
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by JASON STEIN | December 26, 2005
Just off Georgetown Road, an innocuous little stretch of pavement that connects the city of Indianapolis to a little town appropriately called Speedway, a large white building sits on a green hill in the center of the most famous race track in the world. They call it the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. It could easily be called the Harry Armenius Miller Center. No one would complain. Look around this place and Miller's fingerprints are here. His cars sit here. His image is here.
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By JASON STEIN | October 23, 2005
Who's the young brunette strapped into her Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series Citgo Pontiac (whew!) race car? Chances are she's a phenomenon you've never heard of. But someday you will. When you describe Milka Duno, it's hard to come up with the perfect adjective. Maybe that's because there isn't just one. In a sport that demands endurance, discipline and intense focus, Duno is demanding attention, and she gets it. The photographers invade each race weekend by the bus load because women racers have historically attracted extra attention and Duno is good and getting better with each race.
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August 26, 2005
HAGERSTOWN - It will be a night for the kids at the Hagerstown Speedway this Saturday. Promoter Frank Plessinger will host "Small Fry Night at the Races" and four feature events. All children under 12 will be admitted free and have the opportunity to ride in a race car during intermission. Small Fry Night is one of the most popular programs on the schedule. Highlighting the program will be the Hoosier Tires Mid-Atlantic Sportsman and the Ernie's Salvage Yard pure stocks. The late-model sportsman division will have a complete program of qualifying and feature events.
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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 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 MALCOLM GUNN/Wheelbase Communications | March 11, 2005
Chevrolet has significantly shortened the distance between the race track and your driveway with its ultimate-road-warrior Corvette Z06. Easily the most potent production car ever assembled under the General Motors banner, the Z06 is the closest thing so far to a full-blown racing machine that can be legally driven on the street. Applying many of the lessons learned competing in endurance events throughout Europe and North America for the past three years has seen to that. Chevy's blending of ideas and technology inspired by its Corvette C5-R race-car program with the strictly-for-the-street Corvette coupe model was initiated in 2001.
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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 ANDREA ROWLAND | June 6, 2004
Hagerstown Speedway's 2003 track champion, Gary Stuhler, is known in racing circles as "The Beast from the East. " "When he gets behind that wheel, he drives hard. But he's quiet. He's not cocky," said Glenn Nininger, who owns Stuhler's car. "When he puts that helmet on, he's on fire. He knows what he wants in a car, and he doesn't break stuff up. " Stuhler, 49, of Greencastle, Pa., recently garnered his 300th win on a dirt track - making him the winningest driver on the East Coast.
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