For the second straight weekend, local racing was put on hold due to snow and wet ground leftover from the two winter storms in mid-February.
But all systems look good for Hagerstown and Lincoln Speedway to open up this coming weekend as temperatures have rebounded and the snow melt has gone into full speed.
Lincoln will attempt to present the Icebreaker 30 for 410 Sprints joined by the 358 Sprints Saturday at 2 p.m. It will be the final daylight race of the season.
Hagerstown will also try another time to get in its Octoberfest Qualifier for Late Models and Modifieds on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Both tracks have Sunday rain dates.
Port Royal Speedway is scheduled to open on Sunday at 2 p.m. with a 410 Sprint-only program.
The World of Outlaws was in action at Thunderbowl Raceway in California over the weekend. Jason Meyers won Friday night, and Joey Saldana scored the Saturday night win and also took the points lead.
Meyers’ win came over Saldana, Jac Haudenschild, Donny Schatz and Steve Kinser, with Fred Rahmer finishing sixth. Saldana scored his win over Meyers, Rahmer, Kraig Kinser and Jason Sides.
Williams Grove Speedway has picked up Lawrence Chevrolet in Mechanicsburg as the major sponsor for the 410 Sprint car division for 2010. Other tracks sponsors include Tool Shed of America (358 Sprints), Blazers Auto Body (Super Sportsman), Tattooed Mom (358 Late Models) and L .B. Smith Ford (Street Stocks) and John Wentzel’s Auto Body (4-cylinders). Racing at Williams Grove begins on Friday night, March 19, with 410 and 358 Sprints plus fireworks.
That’s a wrap for this week, and we surely hope we are bringing race results to you next week! It’s time to go racing! So until next time, e-mail Bvores@comcast.net.