HAGERSTOWN, Md. — After 48 entries checked in for the third annual Appalachian Mountain Dirt Late Model Speedweek opener at Hagerstown Speedway, Jimmy Mars’ first visit in several years netted him the $5,000 opening night’s 40-lap victory.
It was the first at Hagerstown for the Menomonie, Wis., veteran and resulted from a three wide pass of Austin Hubbard and Steve Shaver in turn two of the final lap to edge Hubbard to the line by .605 seconds and Shaver only another .259 seconds back.
“We’ve done well in heat races here before, got second and other top fives but to get a win at a track like this with all the history behind it is pretty cool,” Mars said. “We got our “hands slapped” in the heat race for jumping and got put back, but we came back and won.”
It also was a first time win for Eddie McClellan who stretched his lead in the last half of the Ernie D’s pure stock feature to win by 2.542 seconds over Kenny Day.