2013-11-07 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Silly season in racing normally refers to changes among drivers and race teams, but we have a slight twist to the meaning this season.

Last week it was announced that Hagerstown Speedway will be under the direction of co-promoters when the 2014 racing seasons gets the green flag.

Ernie Davis and Rick Jones, both well known in the sport of Late Model racing, finalized a deal to take over the promotion of Hagerstown Speedway beginning next season.

Davis’ daughter, Keya, has taken over the administration of the speedway and will work side-by-side with her father and Jones.,

Hagerstown, once known as the Capital of Dirt Track Racing and the hotbed for the best Late Model racing on the East Coast has gotten away from Late Model racing as a weekly attraction during the past few seasons, but that probably will change with the new promotion team.

It will be interesting to see exactly what direction the speedway goes with this change.

Frank Plessinger still owns the speedway and the Plessinger family will remain involved with the maintenance of the track.

The World of Outlaws will bring an end to its season this weekend with two nights of action at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Daryn Pittman (Sprints) and Josh Richards (Late Models) will clinch the 2013 titles. Richards had a great season with the Late Models in his first season back after several years in NASCAR, while Pittman was second fiddle to Donny Schatz all season but had more time trial points, thus giving him the point lead and most likely the championship.

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