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Christine Jr. Wins Third Late Model Feature of the Season on Saturday Night
SSP Outback Track Summer Shoot-Out Series Friday Night Results

Next Up – Wednesday Night Test & Tune on July 23

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 features began.


Polesitter 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 Legends Cars.  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  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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