Newberrytown, PA (September 20, 2015) – Greg Hodnett of Thomasville took his second consecutive 410 Sprint Car feature race in the Sunday Night Sprint Car Special at the Susquehanna Speedway Park. Orwigsburg’s Tyler Reeser collected the IMCA PA Sprint20-lap feature race at the end of the night.
By virtue of a number one pill inversion, the two heat race winners Jac Haudenschild and Lance Dewease brought the field to the green. Haudenschild grabbed the early lead over Hodnett with Lance Dewease close behind in third. Almost midway through the non-stop feature, Hodenett drove by Haudenschild on the bottom to take the lead. Haudenschild tried to regain the lead but was unable to make the winning pass as Hodnett went on to take the victory in 7 minutes and 1.09 seconds. Haudenschild settled for second followed by Austin Hogue in third. Chase Dietz finished fourth with Glenndon Forsythe finishing fifth.
In the 20-lap IMCA PA Sprint Car feature, Tyler Reeser started on the outside of the front row and took the lead and began to set a blistering pace with Darren Miller Jay Krout trying to chase him down. The only thing that slowed down was two caution flags as he went on to take the win over Miller. Jaremi Hanson finished third as Tyler Lebo crossed the line in fourth. Krout rounded out the top five at the end. Miller and Zach Newlin were the heat race winners.
The Susquehanna Showdown for the Late Models and Sportsman Modifieds scheduled for Saturday, September 26 has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
The next Wednesday night Test & Tune will be on Wednesday, September 30. The gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with practice sessions rotating for each class from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $14.00 per person for pit passes and a $20.00 fee for each racecar entering the pit area ($34.00 per car & driver combination). Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with open track time from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. by class. Each session will be 6 – 8 laps per session. The grandstands are open and free to the public. Each class will receive 4 to 5 rounds of 6/8 laps each or more if time permits. The main concession stand will also be open throughout the night.
The 410 Super Sprint Cars return to SSP on Sunday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m. along with the IMCA PA Sprint Series.
The 410 Sprint Car feature will pay $3,500-to-win for the 25-lap feature event. Non-qualifiers for the A-Main feature will receive a complimentary non-transferrable entry fee ($50.00 value) for the Final Showdown to be held at SSP in November. For the 410 Sprint Cars, mufflers WILL NOT be required and Hoosier Brand Spec Tires will be required on all four corners (same as the 2015 rules at Williams Grove, Lincoln and Port Royal Speedways). All other rules will follow the generally accepted rules for Sprint Cars at local weekly Central PA Sprint Car tracks (1400 pounds weight rule). Raceivers will be mandatory for all Sprint Cars.
On Sunday, the pit gates will open at 3:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 4:00 p.m. Warm-ups begin at 5:30 p.m. with qualifying races at 6:00 p.m. followed by consolation races and feature events.
General Admission Grandstand ticket prices for Sunday night are Adults (ages 18-59) $18.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $15.00; Children (10 & under) are free. Pit pass prices are $25.00 with a reduced price of $22.00 for all pit competitor license holders. The minimum age requirement to purchase a pit pass is 12 years of age with a copy of a birth certificate is required for all ages 12 to 14.
The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located off I-83 to exit 32, then 1.4 miles NW on SR382 to York Road, then 1.3 miles south. For more information, contact the speedway offices at (717) 292-1696 or visit online at sspracing.net. On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information at the “Big Track” and the “Outback Track.”
Susquehanna Speedway Park “Big Track” Race Results from Sunday, October 20, 2015
410 Sprint Cars Feature (25 laps): 1. Greg Hodnett; 2. Jac Haudenschild; 3. Austin Hogue; 4. Chase Dietz; 5. Glenndon Forsythe; 6. Lance Dewease; 7. Steve Owings; 8. Brad Howard; 9. David Quakenbush; 10. Wayne Dadetto; 11. Dan Shetler; 12. Jordan Mackison; 13. Wyatt Hinkle; 14. Kyle Pruitt; 15. Hunter Mackison; 16. Anthony Fiore; DNS – Karl Baker; Anthony Macri; Jimmy Stitzel.
DNS – Karl Baker; Anthony Macri; Jimmy Stitzel.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Haudenschild (1-11); Hodnett (12-25).
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Haudenschild and Dewease.
IMCA PA Sprint Series Feature (20 laps): 1. Tyler Reeser; 2. Darren Miller; 3. Jaremi Hanson; 4. Tyler Lebo; 5. Jay Krout; 6. Andrew Hake; 7. Ken Duke; 8. Bob Shaffer; 9. John Martin; 10. Ronnie Shelley; 11. Alyson Dietz; 12. Zach Mewlin; 13. John Bordlemay; DNS – Tyler Cochran; Erin Statler.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Reeser (1-20).
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Miller and Newlin.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
SSP Big Track Event Time Schedule (Subject to Change)
1:30 p.m. Pit Gates Open: Pit Passes: $25.00.
2:00 p.m. Grandstands Gates Open: General admission: Adults (18 & older) - $18.00; Seniors (60 &
older) & Young Adults (11-17) - $15.00; Children (10 & under) - Free
3:10 p.m. Heat in Engines (All Sprint Cars)
3:30 p.m. Track Prep Laps Begin
Rotation: IMCA PA Sprint Series
410 Sprint Cars
4:00 p.m. Welcome, Invocation and National Anthem
IMCA PA Sprint Series Qualifying Heat Races (8 laps)
410 Sprint Car Qualifying Heat Races (10 laps)
IMCA PA Sprint Series Consolation Race (8/10 laps) – if needed
410 Sprint Car Consolation Race (8/10 laps) – if needed
410 Sprint Car Feature (25 laps)
IMCA PA Sprint Series Feature (20 laps)
- 2015 “Big Track” Schedule of Events at SSP –
(Schedule as of September 15, 2015 - Subject to Change)
CANCELLED - September 26 (Sat.) 10th Annual Susquehanna Showdown - Late Models (50 laps), Sportsman Modifieds.
September 30 (Wed.) Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00 p.m. - 9:00
October 14 (Wed.) Wed. Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
October 18 (Sun.) Sunday Night Sprint Car Special - 410 Sprint Cars & IMCA PA Sprint Series (4:00 p.m.)
October 21 (Wed.) Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00 p.m. - 9:00
RESCHEDULED to Saturday, October 31 - October 24 (Sat.) 12th Annual Miller’s Racing Parts Fall Classic
October 28 (Wed.) Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00 p.m. - 9:00
October 31 (Sat.) Candy Bowl XI presented by J&K Salvage & 12th Annual Miller’s Racing Parts Fall Classic - Street
Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars, Road Warriors, Mini Vans, Sportsman Modifieds, ACMS 600cc Micro
Sprints, Sidewinder Sprints, BFTP Vintage Cars & Legends Cars (2:00 p.m.) - Raindate: Sunday, November 1, 2015.
CANCELLED - November 7 (Sat.) 12th Annual Turkey 200 – 4/6 Cylinder Small Car Enduro (100 laps) plus Classic Cars &
November 14 (Sat.) The Final Showdown (6th Annual) – 410 Sprint Car Finale ($10,000-to-win) & 358 Sprint Cars (2:00
p.m.) – Rain date: Sunday, November 15, 2015.
The Next Wednesday Night Test & Tune is on September 30
The next Wednesday Night Test & Tune session will be held on Wednesday, September 30 at the Susquehanna Speedway Park. It is open to any type of racecars capable of competing on the 4/10 mile oval. The cost is $14.00 per person for pit passes and a $20.00 fee for each racecar entering the pit area ($34.00 per car & driver combination). Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with open track time from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. by class. Each session will be 6 – 8 laps per session. The grandstands are open free to the public. Each class will receive 4 to 5 rounds of 6/8 laps each or more if time permits. The fuel pumps from Miller’s Racing Parts will not be open. Anyone needing fuel should contact Miller’s Racing Parts directly at 717-766-0181. The main concession stand will be open throughout the night.
- Track Rental for the “Big Track” and the “Outback Track” – The “Big track” and the “Outback track” are available for rent beginning March 1, 2015. The “Big Track” rental fee is $1,500.00 for 4 hours and may be split between a maximum of five-(5) drivers/teams. Only one car is permitted on the track at a time. If an ambulance is requested, it is an additional $75.00 per hour. For nighttime rentals at the “Big Track”, an additional $100.00 per hour will be charged for lights.
The rental price for the “Outback Track” is $400.00 for 4 hours during the day /$500.00 at night and may be split between a maximum of five-(5) drivers/teams. To reserve either track, please call 717-292-1696.- Repeat Fan Discount Continues for 2015 – The popular “Repeat Fan Discount” program will continue at SSP in 2015 for the 12th season in a row. There is a $2.00 repeat fan discount for each person with a ticket stub from races during the previous week’s events completed only. The Repeat Fan Discount is not valid for pit pass purchases.