Newberrytown, PA (July 19, 2014) – Manchester’s Randy
Christine Jr. picked up his third victory of the season 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 second Street Stock 20-lapper of the
season. Gregg Foster of Harrisburg won the Super Sportsman
feature. Brian Gagliardo of Bethel won both the postponed
PENNMAR Vintage Car feature from May and the regularly
scheduled feature on the same night. Twenty-four EMMR
Vintage racecars participated in exhibition laps before the
Jake Moser brought the field to the green for 25-lap Late
Model feature, however front row starter Randy Christine Jr.
took the lead. J.R. Rodriguez quickly jumped into the
runner-up spot and pressured Christine Jr. for the top
spot. In the late stages of the race, Rodriguez began to
slow and dropped back. Christine Jr. went on to take the
win over Ben Whitaker with a strong runner-up finish. Paul
Cursey finished third, followed by Eric Irvin and Jed
Latshaw rounding out the top five. Rodriguez, Whitaker and
Ron Kline were the heat race winners.
Gary Potts took early lead of the Street Stock 20-lap
feature. Eddie Richards wrestled away the top spot from
Potts on lap 3. Richards continued to lead until Chris Derr
made it by him to take command of the lead position.
Richards stayed close but was unable to take back the lead
as Derr went on to win the feature over Richards. Jasen
Geesaman finished third, followed by Potts and Scott
Thunberg in fifth. Geesaman, Richards and Patrick McClane
were heat race victors.
In the 25-lap Super Sportsman feature race, Rich
Eichelberger took the lead at the start but only held on for
two laps until Gregg Foster took the top spot on lap 3.
Four cautions closed the field up behind Foster, but no one
was able to overtake the leader. Foster went on to win over
runner-up Chad Criswell and Chad Trout in third. Kevin
Nouse finished fourth followed Steve Fannasy on fifth. Heat
race winners were Foster, Fannasy and Nouse.
The next Wednesday Night Test & Tune for any type of racecar
will be on Wednesday, July 23. 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.”
On Friday night, July 25, the fourth 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, July 26, with the annual
Christmas in July show featuring a summertime visit of Santa
Claus. Racing action will include the Late Models, Street
Stocks, Xtreme Stocks, Road Warriors/Mini Vans and the
There will also be a special awards presentation for the SSP
Outback Track Spring season.
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 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.”