50th Anniversary Photo Album
1954 - 2004

Susquehanna Speedway Park celebrated the 2004 season by honoring the 50th Anniversary of the speedway being in operation. During it's first 50 years, the track has seen many changes, including a name change to Midway Speedway for a few years in the 1970's.  Whether you've known it as Susquehanna, Susky, Midway, or SSP, it has consistently been a very popular track to both fans and drivers alike. 

Many of racing's greatest names have raced here over the years. Names like Bobby Abel, Ray Tilley, Gus Linder, Johnny Mackison, Bobby Hersh, Dick Tobias, Kenny Weld, Jan Opperman and countless other legendary drivers have left their marks on the pages of the speedway's history books. To honor that history, SSP will be doing many things this year to memorialize it's proud past, so be sure to check back from time to time for further announcements.

In the meantime, here is a random look back at just a few of the stars and cars who have been a part of that history. Some of these names are very recognizable, other are somewhat obscure. However, all of these men, and many others like them, each played an important role in those first 50 years.

Bobby Hersh's 12th Feature win of 1959 at Susquehanna Speedway

Bobby Hersh scores another feature win in 1961 at Susquehanna Speedway

Ron Dunstan wins the midget feature at what was then called Midway Speedway 4/17/77

The ever popular Late Models were always a part of the action at Midway Speedway during the 70's.

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Statistics from the first 50 Years