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32-Lap York County Nationals for Late Models at SSP on

Saturday, August 30

Summer Shootout Series Continues at Outback Track on Friday Night;

Next Wednesday Night Test & Tune on September 3

Newberrytown, PA (August 26, 2014) – On Saturday night, August 30, racing returns on the “Big Track” at the Susquehanna Speedway Park with the 14th Annual York County Nationals.  Local Late Models stars will race for 32 laps chasing the top prize of $1,000.  Along with the Late Models, racing will include the Street Stocks (25 laps - $600 to win), PA Sprint Series, Classic Cars and Xtreme Stocks Cars.  The night will be capped off with a Small Car Demolition Derby.  There is no entry fee for the derby.


Previous 32-Lap York County Nationals Winners:

2001 - Donnie Kreitz Jr. (Sprint Cars)

2002 - Cancelled by Rain (not rescheduled)

2003 - Cancelled by Promoter (due to lack of entries)

2004 - Fred Rahmer (Sprint Cars)

2005 - Greg Hodnett (Sprint Cars)

2006 - Fred Rahmer (Sprint Cars)

2007 - Lance Dewease (Sprint Cars)

2008 - Carl Billet (Late Models)

2009 - Justin Ehrhart (Late Models)

2010 – Larry Baer (Late Models)

2011 - Carl Billet (Late Models)

2012 – Gene Knaub (Late Models)

2013 – Randy Christine Jr. (Late Models)

2014 - To be determined on Saturday, August 30, 2014


On Saturday, the pit gates will open at 4:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5:00 p.m. Track Prep laps begin at 6:30 p.m. with qualifying races at 7:00 p.m. followed by consolation races and feature events.


General Admission Grandstand ticket prices for Saturday night are Adults (ages 18-59) $15.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $13.00; 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.  


On Friday night, August 29, the eighth race of the Summer Shoot-Out Series will be held at the SSP Outback Track for quarter midgets, karts and Adult Speedcars.  The pit gates will open 5:45 p.m. with a driver’s meeting at 7:20 p.m.  Open practice begins at 7:00 p.m. and racing action begins at 7:30 p.m.  The entry fees for each class will be $20.00 per entry for drivers with the seasonal (Spring/Summer) license.  Pit pass fees for the driver are included in the entry fee.  Non-license driver’s entry fees will be $25.00.  Participants may enter more than one class on a raceday ($12.00 for each additional class).  Trophies will be awarded to the top three in each class regardless of class entry count.  No participants will be denied racing as SSP will make every effort to define a class for all drivers who wish to compete.


Pit pass prices for non-drivers at the Outback Track will be $8.00 for everyone ages 18 & older; Teens & Children ages 11 – 17 are $5.00; Children 10 years of age and under are $3.00.  Ages 2 & under are admitted free.  


The next Wednesday Night Test & Tune for any type of racecar will be on Wednesday, September 3.   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 $12.00 per person for pit passes and a $20.00 fee for each racecar entering the pit area ($32.00 per car & driver combination).  Each session will be 4-6 laps per session depending on car count.  The grandstands are open free to the public.  Each class will receive 4 to 5 rounds of 4/6 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.


Also on Wednesday night, there will an open practice session for quarter midgets, karts and Adult Speedcars at the Outback Track from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. under the lights.  The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with open practice from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The cost will be $20.00 per driver with no charge for anyone else entering the grandstand and “cold pit” areas.  All Outback Track participants should enter the pits from the Kise Mill Road entrance behind turn 2 of the “Big Track.”


At the last Saturday night race on August 16, Dover’s Larry Baer took his first win of the season in the 25-lap Late Model feature at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday Night.  Colby Dice captured his first career feature victory in the exciting 20-lap PA Sprint Car feature race.  Jim Palm Jr. of Jasen Geesaman of Loysville won his first Street Stock feature of the season in the 20-lapper.  York’s Patrick McClane claimed his sixth Xtreme Stock Car feature win of 2014.  York’s Ricky Weaver Jr. won his sixth Road Warrior feature of the year.  Dillsburg’s John Kitner won his third Mini Van feature of the season.  The Camera & Autograph Night before the PA Sprint Car feature included 96 racecars from the six classes of racing.  During the successful Central PA Blood Drive, thirty-one people participated in the event that took in more than 21 pints of blood.


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  On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information at the “Big Track” and the “Outback Track.”

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