Stuhler returns to Hagerstown in familiar form

March 21, 1993|By Neil Lippy | Neil Lippy,Contributing Writer

The Blizzard of '93 canceled all of the area race tracks' schedules last weekend, but the auto season has begun.

Westminster's Gary Stuhler has returned to his successful ways from the '92 season. Stuhler was third in Motor notebook

the late-model feature race at Hagerstown Speedway on March 6.

With five laps to go in the 20-lap feature, Stuhler was in a four-way battle for the lead. Stuhler had been neck and neck for third place with Nathan Durboraw of Hagerstown.

The 1990 track champion, Stuhler was a force at Hagerstown last season and has come back with form intact. He was second in the Winter Bash and fourth in the second late-model feature.

Schedule of events

* Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown: March 28 will be the rescheduled Turbo-Blue limited late models, Starr Performance semi-lates, pure stock daredevils and four-cylinder pure stocks. Racing begins at 2 p.m. with gates opening at 11 a.m. Information: (301) 582-0640.

* Trail-Way Speedway, Hanover, Pa.: The racing season begins with a full card of micro sprints, four- to eight-cylinder stock cars, street stocks and limited V-6 sprints on Friday. Two- and four-wheel motocross cycles will compete Saturday. Gates open 5 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday. Information: (717) 359-4310 between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

* Potomac Speedway, Budds Creek, Md.: The new season at Potomac starts Friday, featuring late models, semi lates, pure street stocks and four-cylinders. Racing starts at 5 p.m. with Potomac's car show running from noon to 5 p.m. at the St. Charles Towne Center in Waldorf. Information: (301) 884-4624.

* Silver Spring Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Opening night is Saturday with the super sportsman and street stocks starting at 7 p.m. Information: (717) 766-7215.

* Big Diamond Raceway, Minersville, Pa.: The season-opener will be March 28 starting at 1:30 p.m. with modifieds, street stocks and roadrunners. The same divisions will run in the afternoon final on April 4. Racing starts under the lights on April 9.

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