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By NICOLE MILLER / Staff Correspondent | May 22, 2000
Stevie Smith is getting all the accolades that should have gone to Tyler Walker. Walker had every indication that he was driving the dominant car in last weekend's Pennzoil World of Outlaws' two-day event at Hagerstown Speedway. That is, until fate got in the way. cont. from sports page Everything that could go wrong for Walker did, allowing Smith to beat the pack out of a restart caused by Walker's woes Sunday before holding off hard-charging Mark Kinser for his second victory of the season.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | April 13, 2000
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Dennis Bard has enshrined "The Intimidator. " Bard, 47, has dedicated a large room in his home on Buchanan Trail West to Dale Earnhardt, seven-time winner of NASCAR's Winston Cup Championship who is known to his fans as The Intimidator. Like many collectors, Bard started out small, buying a few toy cars and other Earnhardt memorabilia. Then things got away from him. A few years ago his wife, Vicki, suggested that he needed a separate room for his Earnhardt stuff, so he built one in his basement.
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By SCOTT BUTKI | February 2, 2000
If a proposal to open a race track in Western Maryland becomes reality that could be good economic news for Hancock, the town's mayor said Wednesday. cont. from front page "There could be jobs tied to that. I'll anxiously wait to hear more," Mayor Daniel Murphy said. He said he could not endorse the project, however, because he had no details of the plan. Maryland horse-racing executive Joseph A. De Francis has said he will compete with Delaware track owner William Rickman Jr. for a new racing license in Allegany County.
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By BRENDAN KIRBY | February 15, 1999
Ray Grimm returned home Monday thrilled at winning the "Winston No Bull 5" auto racing contest, but not quite a millionaire. [cont. from front page ] Grimm said he and the other four contestants in the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. contest agreed before Sunday's Daytona 500 to share some of the winnings if one of the contestants won the $1 million pot. Five fans, who were randomly selected from entry blanks, were paired with the top five NASCAR drivers from last year's race at Talladega, Ala., for a chance to win $1 million.
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By BRYN MICKLE | November 27, 1998
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Thanksgiving Day might not be too lucky for turkeys, but that didn't keep people away from the Charles Town Races Thursday afternoon. While gambling on horses and playing the video slots may not be considered a holiday tradition, Jerry Durbin of Charles Town said betting the races beats spending the day in a house full of children. --cont. from front page -- "I've got 12 grandkids with my daughter at the house," Durbin said. "I'm too old for that.
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November 23, 1998
By BRENDAN KIRBY / Staff Writer file photo If you head to the video slots room at Charles Town Races, don't bother putting your new-design $20 bill into one of the machines. It won't take it. Charles Town Races next month will finish upgrading the bill accepters on all 800 of its gaming machines. Until then, customers will have to be content with using the old greenbacks, said Bill Bork Jr., market director of the race track. --cont. from news page -- "For the past couple of weeks, we've had to separate the old 20s and the new 20s," he said.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | November 1, 1998
GLENGARY, W.Va. - As motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles buzzed through a dirt course here Sunday, about 50 local homeowners stood across a stream and wished it would go away. The residents complained about dust from the Hyper Sports track and all-terrain vehicles being driven through Back Creek. Homeowners are also concerned that silt is washing from the track into the creek, which could choke out acquatic life in the stream, they say. Patty Caudell, who lives beside her dad off W.Va.
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By BRENDAN KIRBY | March 16, 1998
by Kevin G. Gilbert / staff photographer see enlargements by clicking on image Brian Maynard and his family huddled in the grandstands at Hagerstown Speedway Sunday afternoon, sipping hot chocolate and pulling winter coats over their heads. The race track's program was aptly named: "Winter Bash. " It certainly was cold, but about 1,800 diehard fans braved the temperatures. "That don't matter," Maynard said. Maynard, 26, of Greencastle, Pa., said he and his wife come to the track six miles west of Hagerstown off U.S. 40 just about every weekend during the racing season.
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February 26, 1998
"Hi Mail Call. I'm just calling to see if anybody out there has a baby dressing table that they want to sell? If there is, could they please put their number in Mail Call for me? Thank you. " "Hello Mail Call. I'm calling about the person that's hunting for green tea. You should be able to find it in all the health food stores, the one at the mall and the one on Pennsylvania Avenue. It helps to keep your cholesterol down and stuff so you should be able to find it there. Thank you. " "This is for the person looking for green tea made by Lipton.
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January 24, 1998
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - John Hostler, 60, pumped his right arm like a jockey trying to urge a horse to run faster Friday as he watched a horse race on a television screen. "Come on," he yelled as he stared up at the screen. He moaned in disappointment and then immediately turned his eyes to another television to catch the race being televised from another race track. "Come on 2," he urged. The shouts of Hostler and other gamblers playing the ponies may have been familiar but their surroundings were anything but. Charles Town Races officially opened the new $4 million simulcast racing facility at the track to broadcast other horse and greyhound races from across the country.
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