Annual Susquehanna Showdown $2,000-to-win for Late Models
Set for Saturday, September 27
Sportsman Modifieds Make Second Visit to SSP This Season;
Next Test & Tune at SSP on Wednesday, September 17
Newberrytown, PA (September 10, 2014) – The
9th Annual Susquehanna Showdown at the
Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday night, September 27 is
highlighted with a 50-lap feature for the 358ci Late Models
and a 25-lap Sportsman Modified race. The Late Model race
is presented by Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic. The Late
Model winner will earn $2,000 for the victory.
The Late Models will qualify through heat races and last
chance races. The top three in each heat will draw
individually for their starting position in the 50-lap
feature. The highest SSP point driver not qualifying
through the heats or last chance races will be given a
provisional 25th place starting spot. The Late
Models will follow the general SSP Late Model spec rules
found on the website with the exception that any 11” Hoosier
tire is permitted. There will be a $100.00 entry fee for
only the Late Model drivers which will include their pit
pass for entry that night.
The open comp Sportsman Modified race
will follow the generally accepted Sportsman Modified rules
throughout local tracks in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New
York. Sail panels are permitted and the minimum weight rule
will be 2,450 lbs for cars with aluminum wheels and 2,375
lbs for cars with steel wheels. The 20-lap feature will pay
$1,000 to the winner and $100 to start. There will be one
more Sportsman Modified race held at SSP in 2014 at the
Candy Bowl on Saturday, October 25.
On Saturday, gates will open for both the pit area at 3:30
p.m. and the grandstands at 4:00 p.m. with qualifying
action beginning at 6:00 p.m. 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. 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 raindate will be Sunday, September 28, if necessary.
The next Wednesday Night Test & Tune for any type of racecar
will be on Wednesday, September 17. 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. 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 last year’s 8th Annual Susquehanna Showdown,
Sam Gallagher won the 50-lap Late Model feature event
presented by Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic. This brought Gene
Knaub’s three-year reign of the event to an end. Logan
Wagner of Harrisonville won the 25-lap PA Sprint Series
Interregional feature. The event was postponed from
Saturday to Sunday due to rain.
The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located midway between
Harrisburg and York 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.”
Previous Winners of the Susquehanna Showdown:
2006: Scott Richwine (Late Models); Paul Kline (ARDC
Midgets); Daryl Sipe (Mini Vans).
2007: Tyler Hershey (Late Models); Carl Graves (Open Wheel
Modifieds); Butch Richcreek (Mini Vans).
2008: Ashley Barrett (Late Models); Frank Polimeda (Legends
Cars Pro/Masters); Buddy Sload Jr. (Legends Cars Semi Pro);
Daryl Sipe (Mini Vans).
2009: Jason Miller (Late Models); Jason Rochelle (Legends
Weaver (Road Warriors); Jason Anderson (Mini Vans).
2010: Gene Knaub (Late Models); Carmen Perigo Jr. (Super
Sportsman); Dave Brouse (Pro Stocks); Brian Lefebvre (Road
Warriors); Daryl Sipe (Mini Vans).
2011: Gene Knaub (Late Models); Carmen Perigo Jr. (Super
Sportsman); Mike Potts (Four Cylinder Stock Cars; Daryl Sipe
2012: Gene Knaub (Late Models); Paul Miller (Super
Sportsman); Bill Brown Sr. (Classic Cars); Logan Wagner (PA
Sprint Series); Dennis Dorosz (Figure 8).
2013: Sam Gallagher (Late Models); Logan Wagner (PA Sprint
2014: To be determined on Saturday, September 27, 2014.