Newberrytown, PA (April 19,
2014) – Dover’s Gene Knaub became the third different Late
Model winner in as many events this season at the
Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday Night. Lebanon’s
Jasen Geesaman took the checkers for the second straight
week in the Street Stock 20 lap feature. York’s Patrick
McClane won the Xtreme Stock Car 20 lapper. The 15-lap Road
Warrior feature was won by York Haven’s Daryl Sipe.
Bethel’s Brian Gagliardo won the PENNMAR Vintage Car 12-lap
feature event. Zakari Kitner of York Haven claimed his
second 12-lap Mini Van feature this season. Keith Dorsey
from Thurmont, MD was the Jr. Road Warrior winner.
Saturday night’s racing
program also marked the 300th racing event at the Big Track
since the Fishers’ purchased the track in 2004. “This is
100 times as many events as Bob Jones, then the promoter of
the famed Williams Grove Speedway, said we would be in
business when we took over the track,” said Todd Fisher.
Bob Jones publicly said that the Fishers’ would be out of
business within three races. Fisher also explained, “Jones
and I spoke a few months ago and the topic came up and we
had some good laughs about it. All is well between us.”
Polesitter Randy Christine Jr.
grabbed the early lead of the 25-lap Late Model feature. On
the second circuit. Gene Knaub, the other front row starter
took the lead from Christine. Midway through the race, a
brief caution period bunched up the field. On the restart,
Knaub continued to lead over Christine. At the finish,
Knaub claimed his 18th career SSP Late Model feature win.
Christine Jr. settled for second with Billy Wampler in
third. Season opener winner J.R. Rodriguez finished fourth
with Steve Billet rounding out the top five. Knaub and
Christine Jr. were the heat race winners.
Jim Palm Jr., the outside
front row starter, grabbed the early lead of the 20-lap
Street Stock feature. From a fifth place starting spot,
Chris Derr took the top spot on the second circuit. Derr
led until lap6 when Jasen Geesaman made the pass for the
lead. The very next lap, Danny Beard became the third
different leader in as many laps. Beard led the field with
the top five runners very close behind. Coming to the
finish, Jasen Geesaman made a pass for the lead going into
turns one and two. The pair remained side-by-side down the
backstretch. As the pair exited turn four, Beard spun low
and down the frontstretch collected a few cars at the end.
Geesaman took the checked over Chris Derr. Scott Thunberg
finished strong in third, followed by Matt Wampler and Jim
Palm Jr. rounding out the top five. Geesaman and Palm Jr.
were heat race victors.
The 20-lap Xtreme Stock Car
feature event had front row starter Davey Nester lead the
first sixteen circuits until Patrick McClane took the top
spot away on lap 17. Nester continued to slow with as the
race progressed to the finish. McClane claimed his second
straight feature at the end with Johnny Palm finishing
second. Palm was the Madison House Hard Charger of the race
after starting 10th. Jim Jacobs finished third with Dan
Snyder and Nester rounding out the top five. Heat race
winners were Nester and McClane.
Daryl Sipe took the lead on
the start of the Road Warrior 15 lapper and went on to take
the victory over Dennis Dorosz and Curt McDade. Tim
Osheehan and Ricky Weaver completed the top five. Travis
Brown and Sipe were heat race winners.
In the 12-lap PENNMAR Vintage
Car feature, heat race winner Brian Gagliardo led from start
to finish to take the checkers. Scott Rickrode claimed
second palce, followed by Larry Felty and Rick Pastor. John
Marks rounded out the top five.
Zakari Kitner lead from start
to finish to win the 12-lap Mini Van race. Roy Denike
finished second, followed by John Kitner in third. Richard
Wolfe finished fourth.
Daryl Kump won his first
career SSP Figure 8 race leading from start-to-finish.
Ricky Weaver came from a fifth place starting Spot to claim
second over Dennis Dorosz. John Drummer and Richard Siegman
rounded out the top five.
Friday Night, April 25, the
second round of the Spring Shoot-Out Series will take place
at the Outback Track featuring Quarter Midgets, Karts and
On Saturday, April 26, racing
action returns to the Big Track with the Auto Racing Club of
Hagerstown Night. The PA Sprint Series returns to SSP along
with the Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks, Road
Warriors and Mini Vans/Jr Road Warriors. Racing begins at
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.”