The Hagerstown Speedway
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The Hagerstown Speedway is one of the most popular destinations in the Hagerstown area, second only to the Antietam National Battlefield, according to track officials. The Speedway is the best all around "dirt track" in the country as described in a 1989 USA Today issue. In 1997 the Hagerstown Speedway celebrated 50 years of racing. ESPN, ESPN2 and TNT have shown races at the speedway. The speedways original owner Stanley Schtromf started track construction in the fall of 1946. The construction of the speedway was finished in late 1947. The first race was ran in the same year. The track is located six miles west of Hagerstown on U.S. 40. The tracks original name was the Conococheague Speedway after the creek which borders the back stretch of the property according to the speedway's history guide. 

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