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September 20, 1992
Area drivers found the cooler weather and the full moon to their liking last weekend as the racing season is coming to a conclusion.Hampstead's Charlie Schaffer grabbed second place at Winchester Speedway's 40-lap summer championship for late models. Schaffer had applied pressure the entire race and went into second on the 31st lap, but could not catch winner Rick Eckert on Saturday night. Rick Jones of Westminster was 10th in the same late-model race.Manchester's Jesse Wentz placed fifth after winning his heat at the Williams Grove Speedway for the 25-lap super sprint feature on Sunday night.
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By Stanley Dillon and Stanley Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 31, 1995
The 1995 season was a great year for several Carroll County drivers.Brad McClelland of Westminster had the best year of his career in the micro-sprint division, leading all drivers in the Northeast with 19 feature wins. In addition to winning the track championship at Trail-Way Speedway in Hanover, Pa., McClelland was fourth in points at Challenger Raceway in Indiana, Pa., where he won nine of his features.McClelland also won the #1 Cochran Automotive Cavalcade of Champions points title, a regional award for Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania drivers.
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By Stan Dillon | August 15, 1993
Rain wiped out all of last Friday's motor sports action and thunderstorms washed out last Saturday's racing at 75-80 Dragway and Lincoln Speedway.In sprint car action, Cris Eash, formerly of Woodbine continued his winning ways as he captured his eighth feature win at the Selinsgrove Speedway last Saturday. Eash's win followed a 10th-place finish against the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove last Thursday night. In Sunday night World of Outlaw action at Lincoln Speedway, Eash finished sixth.
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By STAN DILLON | February 26, 1995
The 1995 racing season officially gets under way this weekend. Here is a brief rundown of area tracks where many Carroll countians compete every week:* Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, Md. The Hagerstown Speedway will have its traditional East Coast Opener today featuring late models and super sprints. Race time is 2 p.m. The half-mile clay oval will have events on Sundays through April 9 before switching to Saturday nights. Its weekly program will feature the late models, the new late-model sportsman, pure stocks and four-cylinder pure stocks.
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By STAN DILLON | July 11, 1993
It takes time to build a winning team in racing, just like any sport. Some drivers race all of their lives and never get the chance to experience the thrill of winning.Rick Jones of Westminster had more than his share of wins in street stock and semi-late competition. When he moved up to the late models at the end of last year, he knew it would take time to pick up that first win.But Jones, 37, isn't your ordinary driver. He has won in every class he has raced in. Four weeks ago, with less than a year in the powerful late-model division, he scored his first career win at the Winchester Speedway in Virginia.
NEWS
August 2, 1992
Many area tracks saw more rain than racing last weekend when events were postponed.Westminster resident Randy Zechman endured a race-long battle with challenger Mark Elksnis for his first career feature win in the semi-late division on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. It was a hard-fought battle, but Zechman stayed ahead of Elksnis in the 15-lap feature for the win.In other action at Lincoln, Jess Wentz of Manchester was sixth and Jeff Shepard of Finksburg was eighth in the 25-lap feature race for sprint cars.
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By Stanley Dillon and Stanley Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 31, 1995
The 1995 season was a great year for several Carroll County drivers.Brad McClelland of Westminster had the best year of his career in the micro-sprint division, leading all drivers in the Northeast with 19 feature wins. In addition to winning the track championship at Trail-Way Speedway in Hanover, Pa., McClelland was fourth in points at Challenger Raceway in Indiana, Pa., where he won nine of his features.McClelland also won the #1 Cochran Automotive Cavalcade of Champions points title, a regional award for Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania drivers.
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By Neil Lippy and Neil Lippy,Contributing Writer | May 9, 1993
It was the first victory of the season for Hampstead resident Charlie Schaffer in the late models last Sunday at Winchester Speedway.Schaffer came off of turn 2 to take the lead on lap 21 of the 35-lap feature and never let Will Rowe get closer than one car length.Rick and Ernie Jones, both of Westminster, were seventh and eighth in the same race, with Rick winning a heat.Darren Eash of Woodbine made a late bid to win third place in the 25-lap sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway last Friday.
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By STAN DILLON | February 26, 1995
The 1995 racing season officially gets under way this weekend. Here is a brief rundown of area tracks where many Carroll countians compete every week:* Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, Md. The Hagerstown Speedway will have its traditional East Coast Opener today featuring late models and super sprints. Race time is 2 p.m. The half-mile clay oval will have events on Sundays through April 9 before switching to Saturday nights. Its weekly program will feature the late models, the new late-model sportsman, pure stocks and four-cylinder pure stocks.
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By STAN DILLON | April 4, 1993
Charlie Schaffer is hoping to pull off a dirt-track championship as an underdog.Schaffer, 30, owns and drives his own car. He races with his own money against better-financed teams.Other drivers have new equipment and motors each year, but Schaffer stays with his chassis and motors as long as he can. He does most of the work on the car with the help of a large and loyal crew that's been with him since he started. There is nothing fancy about this team.Being an underdog doesn't keep Schaffer from racing against the big boys.
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By Stan Dillon | August 15, 1993
Rain wiped out all of last Friday's motor sports action and thunderstorms washed out last Saturday's racing at 75-80 Dragway and Lincoln Speedway.In sprint car action, Cris Eash, formerly of Woodbine continued his winning ways as he captured his eighth feature win at the Selinsgrove Speedway last Saturday. Eash's win followed a 10th-place finish against the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove last Thursday night. In Sunday night World of Outlaw action at Lincoln Speedway, Eash finished sixth.
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By STAN DILLON | July 11, 1993
It takes time to build a winning team in racing, just like any sport. Some drivers race all of their lives and never get the chance to experience the thrill of winning.Rick Jones of Westminster had more than his share of wins in street stock and semi-late competition. When he moved up to the late models at the end of last year, he knew it would take time to pick up that first win.But Jones, 37, isn't your ordinary driver. He has won in every class he has raced in. Four weeks ago, with less than a year in the powerful late-model division, he scored his first career win at the Winchester Speedway in Virginia.
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By Neil Lippy and Neil Lippy,Contributing Writer | May 9, 1993
It was the first victory of the season for Hampstead resident Charlie Schaffer in the late models last Sunday at Winchester Speedway.Schaffer came off of turn 2 to take the lead on lap 21 of the 35-lap feature and never let Will Rowe get closer than one car length.Rick and Ernie Jones, both of Westminster, were seventh and eighth in the same race, with Rick winning a heat.Darren Eash of Woodbine made a late bid to win third place in the 25-lap sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway last Friday.
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By STAN DILLON | April 4, 1993
Charlie Schaffer is hoping to pull off a dirt-track championship as an underdog.Schaffer, 30, owns and drives his own car. He races with his own money against better-financed teams.Other drivers have new equipment and motors each year, but Schaffer stays with his chassis and motors as long as he can. He does most of the work on the car with the help of a large and loyal crew that's been with him since he started. There is nothing fancy about this team.Being an underdog doesn't keep Schaffer from racing against the big boys.
NEWS
September 20, 1992
Area drivers found the cooler weather and the full moon to their liking last weekend as the racing season is coming to a conclusion.Hampstead's Charlie Schaffer grabbed second place at Winchester Speedway's 40-lap summer championship for late models. Schaffer had applied pressure the entire race and went into second on the 31st lap, but could not catch winner Rick Eckert on Saturday night. Rick Jones of Westminster was 10th in the same late-model race.Manchester's Jesse Wentz placed fifth after winning his heat at the Williams Grove Speedway for the 25-lap super sprint feature on Sunday night.
NEWS
August 2, 1992
Many area tracks saw more rain than racing last weekend when events were postponed.Westminster resident Randy Zechman endured a race-long battle with challenger Mark Elksnis for his first career feature win in the semi-late division on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. It was a hard-fought battle, but Zechman stayed ahead of Elksnis in the 15-lap feature for the win.In other action at Lincoln, Jess Wentz of Manchester was sixth and Jeff Shepard of Finksburg was eighth in the 25-lap feature race for sprint cars.
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By Staff report | May 17, 1992
Chuck Taylor of Westminster, debuting his Ford Pinto, won the super street class at Sunday 75-80 Dragway in Monrovia, Frederick County.Taylor covered the quarter mile in 10.95 seconds in the final round. He also raced in Class I and advanced to the third round of eliminations.Sherry Will of Westminster won the powder puff race and Ray Lewis of Woodbine was runner-up in Class I in his Camaro.In Class II, Scott Chasen of Taneytown made it to the semi-final round in his Falcon. Chris Hruska of Mount Airy, Tom Humm of Taneytown and Scott Lowman of Woodbine all made it to the quarterfinals.
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By Neil Lippy XTC and Neil Lippy XTC,Contributing Writer | May 2, 1993
9 Westminster's Gary Stuhler got his 53rd career win at Hagerstown Speedway last Saturday night in the 50-lap Stanley Schetrompf Memorial.Stuhler had complete control of the speedway with a three-second lead by lap 15, and he lapped some of the slower riders.The night started well for Stuhler by setting the fast time (19.577) for the time trial. The Carroll County resident was better than 43 cars from nine states.A caution flag went out on lap 30, but Stuhler continued his pace and extended his three-second lead by lap 35.* Ernie Jones of Westminster put in his best effort of the season for a fourth-place finish at Winchester Speedway's late-model feature.
NEWS
By Staff report | May 17, 1992
Chuck Taylor of Westminster, debuting his Ford Pinto, won the super street class at Sunday 75-80 Dragway in Monrovia, Frederick County.Taylor covered the quarter mile in 10.95 seconds in the final round. He also raced in Class I and advanced to the third round of eliminations.Sherry Will of Westminster won the powder puff race and Ray Lewis of Woodbine was runner-up in Class I in his Camaro.In Class II, Scott Chasen of Taneytown made it to the semi-final round in his Falcon. Chris Hruska of Mount Airy, Tom Humm of Taneytown and Scott Lowman of Woodbine all made it to the quarterfinals.
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