Hartford Speedway News

Attention Stock Car Drivers:

Hartford Speedway will be awarding national UMP Stock Car Points for Friday August 29th. All cars will need to be back on the 4412 2bbl carburetors.

Attention drivers and fans: Road Construction In Hartford

If you’re coming to Hartford Speedway off of the Hartford I-94 exit the road is closed at the train tracks. Please take a left (westbound) at the stop light. Come to Marion St (just past the Oasis Ice Cream Shop) take a right, then straight ahead to the track.

Poel Continues Quest For National Championship
Krick Takes $1000 Stock Car prize, Wynbelt wins by an inch

Michigan DirtCup UMP Modifieds first visited Hartford Speedway in June where Jacob Poel put on a clinic taking home the $5000 prize. 29 Modifieds would converge at the speedway for a 30 lap main event featuring local drivers such as JR Hotovy, Curt Spalding, Bob Baldwin, 2014 Modified Track Champion Steve Pena, and Chad White. Poel’s #82 would start on the front row and go unchallenged leading the entire race. The feature would only be slowed for a lap 7 spin for Jeff Erickson Jr.’s #1E turn four spin. Mark Anderson would finish second, David Mielke third, Travis Stemler fourth, and Frank Marshall fifth.

Puhrman Hauling and Excavating of Hartford, MI put a $1000 top prize up for grabs for the Stock Car division. Jim Abbott and Bob McLean would start on the front row for the 25 lap race. Abbott would easily dispose of McLean’s #21 and find Jerrad Krick soon knocking on the door challenging for the top spot. Jim would run the middle of the track trying to make his car as wide as possible even making slight contact with with Krick. 18 laps would be lead by Abbot’s #86 before relinquishing the lead to Krick’s #99 who would go on to cash in on the $1000 winners share of the purse. Jim Abbot would take second, Bobby Hinkle third, Michael Clark fourth, and Tony Stewart fifth.

Cyber Stocks would once again steal the show as Christian Wynbelt and Brian Gage would swap the lead back and forth before being slowed for a lap 11 multicar incident. Gage would lead the restart jumping to a slight lead over Wynbelt. Coming to the white flag Wynbelt’s Saturn had pulled to the back bumper of Gage’s Mitsubishi heading down the backstretch. Gage would overdrive the final corner allowing Wynbelt to slip under the #199 setting up a wheel to wheel drag race to the checker flag where Wynbelt would win by less than six inches. Brian Gage would finish second, Don Freeman third, Ryan Gillaspy fourth, and Allen Sill fifth piloting the championship winning car normally driven by Aaron Sill.

Friday August 29th will be the conclusion of the 2014 race season at Hartford Speedway. SOD Sprint Cars will make their third appearance along with the UMP Modifieds, Stock Cars, and Cyber Stocks. General admission is $15 and every fan is invited to the pit area between 5 & 6:30PM  to get autographs. Racing gets under way at 8PM. For all the latest information visit our website at www.HartfordSpeedway.net.

Ausra Equipment Partners With Hartford Speedway

(March 26th, 2014) – Ausra Equipment (Dowagiac, MI) has come on board for the 2014 race season as an official track sponsor and will be supplying the speedway with equipment for track prep and grounds keeping. We ask everyone who supports Hartford Speedway to support businesses that support short track racing.


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Get Weather Cancellation Notifications

(March 13th, 2014) – In the event mother nature does not cooperate with Hartford Speedway during the 2014 season we will be utilizing the “RainedOut” instant messaging service to alert everyone. This will allow us to communicate instantly with our fans and drivers and prevent them from wasting hours on the road.

This is a FREE service. To sign up, simply CLICK HERE or text the word “hartford” to: 84483

Note To People Who Signed Up Before March 13th, 2014: Since the track is under new ownership, if you have signed up for the RainedOut notification under the old ownership, you will need to sign up again to receive messages.