Today and next weekend, Hagerstown Speedway will feature the extremes of oval dirt-track racing. Beginning at 1 p.m. today, it will be the Small Car Nationals. The four programs will include Micro Sprints, four-cylinder Mini-Stocks, Open Competition Street Stock and the Daredevil class. Last year, more than 160 cars participated in this unique show.
By special arrangement, the World of Outlaws will return to Hagerstown Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. The professional Sprint car series has always been a popular feature, and the drivers have a high regard for the Hagerstown track. But this did not stop Steve Kinser from taking both features in the spring event last May. In their last four visits, the Outlaws have set new track records. In addition, there will be a super Late Model feature race.
At the Third Annual Ocktoberfest 250, World of Outlaws regular Steve Kinser continued his winning ways by taking the Sprint feature. Doug Hoffman won the 100-lap Modified feature while John Mason took the Late Model.
* Track championship point racing resumes at 75-80 and Mason-Dixon today. With only a few events remaining, victories now could decide track titles.
Next weekend, 75-80 will host the Fall Ford Spectacular. The two-day event is only for Ford-powered cars. This is not a limitation to competition because vehicles from street-legal Pintos to Thunderbird Funny Cars are allowed to participate. As it is its 35th anniversary, the T-Bird will be the feature car. The event will include drag races, a flea market, a car show and an autocross. The track opens both days at 9 a.m.
At the Sept. 23 meet at Mason-Dixon Dragway, Jeff Hinckle of Hancock took the title in Super Pro. Jerry May of Frederick was victorious in Motorcycle.
* Super Sportsman racers will compete at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night. They will join the regular feature races of the Super Sprints, Semi-Lates and Thundercars. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with racing beginning at 6 p.m.
The next Saturday it will be Super Sprints, Super Sportsman and a 100-lap Enduro.
The Zechmans of Westminster had a good evening of racing on Sept. 29 at Lincoln Speedway. Mickey took his second straight win in thundercars, and Randy was runner-up to Bernie in Semi-Late.
* For those who love the great sports cars of the 1950s and '60s, today is dream time at Summit Point Raceway. The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association will put the classics, from bugeye Sprites to Cobras, where they should be -- on a race track. With the value of classic sports cars going up faster than a barrel of oil, it is important to see them where they were intended to be.