"Mason-Dixon Shootout" will feature drivers from both north and south of the Mason-Dixon Line, which traverses the countryside just north of Hagerstown and recalls the vivid heritage of the area during the Civil War period of our nation's history. Several famous battlegrounds, including Gettysburg and Harper's Ferry are within an hour's drive.
The Hagerstown Quarter Midget Association, host club for the June 3-5 event, debuted in the spring of 1958 at the American Legion in Funkstown, Md. After a mid-1960s suspension of activities, the club resumed racing in 1981 at its present site, on the grounds of Hagerstown Speedway, which hosted USAC National races in 1986 (Silver Crown), 2007 and 2008 (Sprint Cars).
"We are excited about the upcoming visit to Maryland," says USAC Developmental Racing Director James Spink. "The track is less than an hour's drive from our Nation's Capital, which presents yet another chance for our participants to combine this event with a unique vacation opportunity."
The "Mason-Dixon Shootout" also coincides with USAC's "Eastern Storm" AMSOIL National Sprint Car tour which visits a series of dirt tracks in Pennsylvania and New Jersey between May 31 and June 4.