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 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.”