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By Staff report | June 14, 1992
Union Bridge resident Howard Williams got his first-ever semi-late victory at Lincoln Speedway in Hanover, Pa., last weekend.Williams' June 6 win wasn't the only one for area drivers.Jeff Shepard of Upperco placed second in the super sprint feature and Randy Zechman of Westminster was fourth in the semi-late feature behind Williams.* Cris Eash, a Hanover, Pa., resident formerly of Woodbine, made it three wins out of the last four attempts at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway June 6. Eash also was fourth in the super sprint last Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway.
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By STAN DILLON | March 6, 1994
The 1994 racing season can't come soon enough for Dan Gilbert. The Westminster driver purchased a dragster toward the end of last year and is eager to get started.Gilbert purchased his dragster from Elmer Wachter, the owner of Mason-Dixon Dragway in Hagerstown. Because it was near the end of the season, Gilbert was able to race the car only a few times. But it was enough to make him eager to skip the winter months so he could go racing again.To pass time in the off-season, Gilbert has been working on the car."
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By Staff report | May 31, 1992
Chris Hruska of Mount Airy was the overall champion and won the heavy class and over-all competition at Mason-Dixon Dragway Monday.Hruska took the heavy championship in his 1965 Mustang to defeat Frank Giallonnardo of Smithsburg, Washington County. Hruska ran a 12.05-second elapsed time after estimating a 12.02.Hruska then topped David Corbin of Hagerstown for the overall title. Hruska had an almost identical set of numbers in the overall championship run, with an elapsed time of 12.05 after estimating a time of 12.04.
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By STAN DILLON | January 16, 1994
Two years ago, the National Hot Rod Association started the Jr. Dragster Program for youths 8 to 16. Thousands of youths throughout the country have joined the program, which is equivalent to recreation baseball or football.Two Mount Airy brothers, David and Joey Smith, race in the Jr. Dragster program at 75-80 Dragway in Monrovia and at Mason-Dixon Dragway in Hagerstown.Next weekend, they will attend the Mason-Dixon Dragway Banquet, where they finished in the top eight in the point standings.
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By Staff report | August 9, 1992
Scott Chasen and Gene Belt, both of Taneytown, came away winners at the Mason-Dixon Dragway in Hagerstown on Sunday night.Chasen, driving his 1967 Falcon, captured the Class II Heavy honors by running an elapsed time of 12.79 seconds on an estimated dial-in of 12.75. Woodbine's Ed Talbert advanced to the semifinals and Chris Hruska of Mount Airy was a third-round winner.Belt came away with the top prize in the motorcycle division, running a 9.49 estimated time on a 9.38 dial-in on his 1100cc Suzuki.
SPORTS
By Neil Lippy and Neil Lippy,Contributing Writer | November 1, 1992
Some new blood made a strong showing on tracks last week.Jarrod Spicer of Woodbine won the Junior Dragster League in his Next Generation 140-inch dragster at Mason-Dixon Dragway last Sunday. Spicer, the son of Lou and Phyllis Spicer, ran a 15.25 ET on a 15.10 Dial-In on a .536 reaction time.It was Westminster residents one and two in the Trail-Way eight-cylinder stock feature race. Mark Shorb got his first Trail-Way victory of the season and Corky Stull was second last Sunday night. Brad Green, another Westminster resident, was a heat winner in the four-cylinder division at Trail-Way.
SPORTS
By Jim Martin | March 3, 1991
Motor racing moves into high gear today at three area tracks 75-80 Dragway and Mason-Dixon Dragway open their 1991 seasons, and the Hagerstown Speedway has a full feature of oval dirt track racing.75-80 begins its 31st year of NHRA drag racing today. This will be the first opportunity for mid-Atlantic drag racers to compete against each other and the clock. The track opens at 9:30 a.m., and eliminations begin at 1:30 p.m.Next Sunday, points competition starts at 75-80. Points will be awarded every race weekend, leading to track championships and an invitation to be part of the 75-80 team in the North East District championships in September.
NEWS
By Staff report | October 30, 1991
Staff report Gary Stuhler of Westminster took second Saturday in theVernon Harris Memorial Race at Potomac Speedway in Budd's Creek, Charles County.Stuhler was a distant second to Larry Moore of Dayton, Ohio, in the 100-lap late model race sanctioned by the Short Track Auto Racing Stars late model group.It was another strong showing for Stuhler against the STARS drivers, a group of late model racers who travel to small tracks around the country.Earlier this month, he swept a pair of races against STARS drivers at Hagerstown Speedway.
NEWS
By Stanley C. Dillon | January 6, 1991
Life is never a drag for Wayne Wachter.The 44-year-old always ison the go, working on the family dairy farm in this northwest Carroll community or running the Mason-Dixon Dragway near Hagerstown, Washington County, on weekends.Wayne enjoys both, farming and drag racing. He must, as he is on thego seven days a week, most of the time with less than four hours of sleep. Even now, with the drag strip closed for three months, Wayne is still hard at work planning for the 1991 season.Wayne became involved with the track by accident 19 years ago.He had always been involved in racing and knew the promoters at Mason-Dixon.
NEWS
By Staff report | November 6, 1991
Former Woodbine resident Cris Eash finished fourth in the drivers' standings, and his father, Dave, who owns the car, held the same spot in the owners' rankings in the 1991 WSBA Busch Cup Racing Series for sprints.The rankings were based on weekly performances at four south central Pennsylvania tracks -- Lincoln, Selinsgrove, Williams Grove and Port Royal -- starting in the spring.Finksburg's Jeff Shepard was 14th in the drivers' standings, and his father, Judd Shepard II, the car's owner, was 14th in the owners'rankings.
SPORTS
By Neil Lippy and Neil Lippy,Contributing Writer | November 1, 1992
Some new blood made a strong showing on tracks last week.Jarrod Spicer of Woodbine won the Junior Dragster League in his Next Generation 140-inch dragster at Mason-Dixon Dragway last Sunday. Spicer, the son of Lou and Phyllis Spicer, ran a 15.25 ET on a 15.10 Dial-In on a .536 reaction time.It was Westminster residents one and two in the Trail-Way eight-cylinder stock feature race. Mark Shorb got his first Trail-Way victory of the season and Corky Stull was second last Sunday night. Brad Green, another Westminster resident, was a heat winner in the four-cylinder division at Trail-Way.
NEWS
By Staff report | August 9, 1992
Scott Chasen and Gene Belt, both of Taneytown, came away winners at the Mason-Dixon Dragway in Hagerstown on Sunday night.Chasen, driving his 1967 Falcon, captured the Class II Heavy honors by running an elapsed time of 12.79 seconds on an estimated dial-in of 12.75. Woodbine's Ed Talbert advanced to the semifinals and Chris Hruska of Mount Airy was a third-round winner.Belt came away with the top prize in the motorcycle division, running a 9.49 estimated time on a 9.38 dial-in on his 1100cc Suzuki.
NEWS
By Staff report | June 14, 1992
Union Bridge resident Howard Williams got his first-ever semi-late victory at Lincoln Speedway in Hanover, Pa., last weekend.Williams' June 6 win wasn't the only one for area drivers.Jeff Shepard of Upperco placed second in the super sprint feature and Randy Zechman of Westminster was fourth in the semi-late feature behind Williams.* Cris Eash, a Hanover, Pa., resident formerly of Woodbine, made it three wins out of the last four attempts at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway June 6. Eash also was fourth in the super sprint last Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway.
NEWS
By Staff report | May 31, 1992
Chris Hruska of Mount Airy was the overall champion and won the heavy class and over-all competition at Mason-Dixon Dragway Monday.Hruska took the heavy championship in his 1965 Mustang to defeat Frank Giallonnardo of Smithsburg, Washington County. Hruska ran a 12.05-second elapsed time after estimating a 12.02.Hruska then topped David Corbin of Hagerstown for the overall title. Hruska had an almost identical set of numbers in the overall championship run, with an elapsed time of 12.05 after estimating a time of 12.04.
NEWS
By Staff report | November 6, 1991
Former Woodbine resident Cris Eash finished fourth in the drivers' standings, and his father, Dave, who owns the car, held the same spot in the owners' rankings in the 1991 WSBA Busch Cup Racing Series for sprints.The rankings were based on weekly performances at four south central Pennsylvania tracks -- Lincoln, Selinsgrove, Williams Grove and Port Royal -- starting in the spring.Finksburg's Jeff Shepard was 14th in the drivers' standings, and his father, Judd Shepard II, the car's owner, was 14th in the owners'rankings.
NEWS
By Staff report | October 30, 1991
Staff report Gary Stuhler of Westminster took second Saturday in theVernon Harris Memorial Race at Potomac Speedway in Budd's Creek, Charles County.Stuhler was a distant second to Larry Moore of Dayton, Ohio, in the 100-lap late model race sanctioned by the Short Track Auto Racing Stars late model group.It was another strong showing for Stuhler against the STARS drivers, a group of late model racers who travel to small tracks around the country.Earlier this month, he swept a pair of races against STARS drivers at Hagerstown Speedway.
SPORTS
By STAN DILLON | March 6, 1994
The 1994 racing season can't come soon enough for Dan Gilbert. The Westminster driver purchased a dragster toward the end of last year and is eager to get started.Gilbert purchased his dragster from Elmer Wachter, the owner of Mason-Dixon Dragway in Hagerstown. Because it was near the end of the season, Gilbert was able to race the car only a few times. But it was enough to make him eager to skip the winter months so he could go racing again.To pass time in the off-season, Gilbert has been working on the car."
SPORTS
By STAN DILLON | January 16, 1994
Two years ago, the National Hot Rod Association started the Jr. Dragster Program for youths 8 to 16. Thousands of youths throughout the country have joined the program, which is equivalent to recreation baseball or football.Two Mount Airy brothers, David and Joey Smith, race in the Jr. Dragster program at 75-80 Dragway in Monrovia and at Mason-Dixon Dragway in Hagerstown.Next weekend, they will attend the Mason-Dixon Dragway Banquet, where they finished in the top eight in the point standings.
SPORTS
By Jim Martin | March 3, 1991
Motor racing moves into high gear today at three area tracks 75-80 Dragway and Mason-Dixon Dragway open their 1991 seasons, and the Hagerstown Speedway has a full feature of oval dirt track racing.75-80 begins its 31st year of NHRA drag racing today. This will be the first opportunity for mid-Atlantic drag racers to compete against each other and the clock. The track opens at 9:30 a.m., and eliminations begin at 1:30 p.m.Next Sunday, points competition starts at 75-80. Points will be awarded every race weekend, leading to track championships and an invitation to be part of the 75-80 team in the North East District championships in September.
NEWS
By Stanley C. Dillon | January 6, 1991
Life is never a drag for Wayne Wachter.The 44-year-old always ison the go, working on the family dairy farm in this northwest Carroll community or running the Mason-Dixon Dragway near Hagerstown, Washington County, on weekends.Wayne enjoys both, farming and drag racing. He must, as he is on thego seven days a week, most of the time with less than four hours of sleep. Even now, with the drag strip closed for three months, Wayne is still hard at work planning for the 1991 season.Wayne became involved with the track by accident 19 years ago.He had always been involved in racing and knew the promoters at Mason-Dixon.
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