National championship points are at stake for more than 200 sports car drivers competing in this weekend's road racing meet at Summit Point, W.Va. near Charles Town. Practice and qualifying begins tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. over the two-mile course. Eight 42-mile events are scheduled for Sunday at 9:30.
Two of the area's top stock car drivers race in new colors this weekend.
Tonight defending track champion Jack Bland drives the Henderson Drywall Pontiac in the 100-lap feature for late model sportsman cars at Beltsville Speedway. He and his longtime sponsor, Marvaco Excavating, had a friendly parting last week with Bland receiving a Nova racer, two dozens tires, and untold parts and tools to finish the season.
At Old Dominion Speedway, Manassas, tomorrow night, Reds Kagle competes as an independent, having split with sponsor Automotive Specialities of Hyattsville. A five-time champion in late models there, Kagle will run in tomorrow night's 150-lap feature using an engine borrowed from rival Buddy Hopkins, Dickerson, Md.
Kagle holds a narrow point lead over Bobby Ballentine of Baltimore at Old Dominion with only two meets remaining.
Ballentine leads Bland in Beltsville's point standings.