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Christine Jr. Repeats as Late Model Feature Winner on Saturday Night at SSP

SSP Outback Track Summer Shoot-Out Series Friday Night Results

Next Wednesday Night Test & Tune on August 6

Newberrytown, PA (July 26, 2014) – Manchester’s Randy Christine Jr. picked up his fourth victory of the season and second in a row by winning the 25-lap Late Model feature at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday Night at the Silver Spring Speedway Racer Reunion Night.  Chris Derr of Donaldson found his way to victory lane after winning his third Street Stock 20-lapper of the season.

Johnny Palm of Ellitottsburg claimed the Xtreme Stock Car 20-lap feature as York’s Ricky Weaver took the checkers in the Road Warrior feature.  New Oxford’s Roy Denike won his first Mini Van feature of the season as Michael Gebhart was the Jr. Road Warrior winner.  York’s Lucas Montgomery won the 20-lap Legends Cars feature. Santa Claus also made his summertime SSP visit for Christmas in July, 


Polesitter Cameron Benyou brought the field to the green for 25-lap Late Model feature.  Benyou, competing in his first year as a Late Model driver, took the lead over veterans Randy Christine Jr., Larry Baer and J.R. Rodriguez.  Benyou led the first 19 laps until a slight bobble allowed Christine to scoot by.  Benyou challenged back, but got into the rear of the leader and spun.  On the restart, Rodriguez attempted to challenge Christine for the lead, but could not make the winning pass as Christine took the checkers over Rodriguez.  Kyle Martin made a late race runt ot he front to collect third over Chase Billet in fourth and Baer in fifth.  Matt Murphy and Martin were the heat race winners. 


From outside the front row, Danny Beard took early lead of the Street Stock 20-lap feature.  Chris Derr and Jasen Geesaman quickly began applying heavy pressure to Beard.  Numerous yellows for single car spins made the job much more difficult for Beard however he continued to drive flawlessly to hold off all challengers on the restarts.  On lap 18, contact between Scott Thunberg and Jasen Geesaman caused a 9-car pileup behind them.  On the restart, Beard encountered mechanical failure and retired from the race.  This handed the lead to Chris Derr with two laps to go as he went on to take the victory over Geesaman.  Jimmy Combs finished strong in third, followed by Scott Thunberg and Jason Townsend rounding out the top five.  Brian Walls, Danny Beard and Jim Plam Jr. were heat race victors.   


The 20-lap Xtreme Stock Car feature event had the Johnny Palm and todd Knaub lead the field to the green flag.  On the start, Knaub took the early lead with Palm stalking.  On lap 9, Palm was able to get by Knaub for the lead.  Knaub stayed close, but was unable to get back by Palm.  Plam finished ahead of the Kanub at the finish to take his first win of the season.  Knaub settled for second with Patrick McClane taking a podium finish in third.  Tim Hahn made a successful return to finish strong in fourth with Jim Jacobs finishing fifth and taking the Madison House Hard Charger award after starting 13th at the beginning of the race.  Heat race winners were John Frye and Davey Nester.   


Dennis Dorosz took the lead on the start of the Road Warrior 15-lapper with Travis Brown close behind.  Ricky Weaver moved into the runner-up spot on lap 5 and began to track down Dorosz.  Midway through the race on lap 8 Weaver took the top spot and went on to win the race.  Dorosz settled for a strong finish in the runner-up position.  Daryl Sipe came across the finish line in third.  Tim Osheehan and Brown rounded out the top five.  Weaver, Brown and Osheehan were heat race winners.


Roy Denike took the lead at the start of the 12-lap Mini Van feature and never looked back to stop Zakari Kitner’s win streak.  Kitner finished second with Darryl Kump claiming third.  Richard Wolfe and John Kitner finished fourth and fifth respectively. 


Michael Gebhart claimed the 12-lap Junior Road Warrior feature.       


Lucas Montgomery bested the field of 13 Legends Cars in the 20-lapper.  Bob Stough finished second, followed by Bill Diehl and Travis McClelland.  Early leader Chris Transeau rounded out the to five.  Stough and Chris Spidle were heat race winners. 


On Friday night, August 1, the fifth round 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.  


An exciting night of racing action is on tap for the “Big Track” next Saturday night, August 2, with the annual Kid’s Box Car Racing.  Racing action will include the Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks, Road Warriors/Mini Vans and the PA Sprint Series.  Prizes will be available for all entrants in the Kid’s Box Car Races.  All children ages 10 and under are encouraged to decorate their boxes and compete in the races.  A box car is a racecar made out of a box (with their arms, legs and head sticking out).  Two family members or friends are needed for the pit crew.  This will be a two-(2) lap race (on the frontstretch) with a pit stop.  The pit stop will include taking off and putting shoes back on both feet for tire changes, washing the face to clean windshield and drinking a drink for fuel.  A brochure for the Kid’s Box car race can be downloaded at

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) $14.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $12.00; 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 next Wednesday Night Test & Tune for any type of racecar will be on Wednesday, August 6.   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.”

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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