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The Final Showdown at SSP to Now Pay $10,060-To-Win on Saturday, November 15 Bringing a Close to SSP’s 60th season

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Newberrytown, PA (September 30, 2014) – On Saturday afternoon, November 15, the Susquehanna Speedway Park will host The Final Showdown for the Super (410) Sprint Cars in the Central PA area as well as the entire United States for 2014.  Also included in this special program will be the popular 358 Sprint Cars.  The raindate will be Sunday, November 16.    At the last 410 Sprint Car race in August, the Fishers announced that the winner of The Final Showdown” 410 Sprint Car winner will receive $10,060 to commemorate the tracks 60 years of racing, making it the highest paying race ever held at SSP in its 60 year history.

 

The 410 Sprint Car feature event will be 30-laps and pay the winner $10,060 if the driver is pre-entered on or before Monday, November 10.  Anyone entering the event on Tuesday, November 11 or after will receive $5,000-to-win.  The race will also pay $300 to start the feature.  Tow money ($50.00) for non-qualifying drivers will only be paid to those who pre-entered before November 10.   For the 410 Sprint Cars, mufflers WILL NOT be required All other rules of the Central PA 410 Sprint Cars will prevail for this event including the current Central PA Hoosier tire rule.   Raceivers will be mandatory. 

 

The 358 Sprint Car feature event will be 20-laps and pay the winner $2,000 if they are pre-entered on or before Monday, November 11.  Anyone entering the event on Tuesday, November 12 or after will receive $1,500-to-win.  The race will also now pay and increased amount of $200 to start the feature.  Tow money ($50.00) for non-qualifying drivers will only be paid to those who pre-entered before November 11.   The tire rule will be the same used at the regular PA 358 Sprint Car tracks.  All other rules of the Central PA 358 Sprint Cars will prevail for this event.  Mufflers are not required for the 358 Sprint Cars.  Raceivers will be mandatory.

As an extra bonus, all pre-entrants will be able to draw a second time for a starting position if he or she does not like their first draw for position.  However, the entrant must take the second drawn spot regardless of whether or not it is a better starting position. 

Pre-entry for the event was not mandatory, but highly encouraged to receive the benefits of pre-entering.  A Pre-entry with the fee ($50.00) must be postmarked by Monday, November 10, 2014.  All entries postmarked on or after Tuesday, November 11, 2014 will not receive the bonus winner’s pay, tow money if not qualified and the choice for second pill draw.  Entries will be taken on the day of the event.  The entry fee includes a complimentary pit pass for the driver.

Gates will open for both the pit area at 11:30 a.m. and grandstand area at 12:00 p.m. with racing action beginning at 2:00 p.m.   

 

General Admission Grandstand ticket prices for Saturday are Adults (ages 18-59) $20.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $15.00; Children (10 & under) are free.  Pit pass prices are $30.00 for everyone.  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 Entry Fee for the Driver includes the pit pass with the entry.

 

At last year’s The Final Showdown for the 410 Sprint Cars the feature victory went to Derek Sell of Royersford.  The victory was Sell’s first career 410 Sprint Car win and was worth $10,010 to commemorate Todd and Rhonda Fisher’s first ten years of owning the speedway.  This was the highest paying race ever held at SSP in its 59 year history.  Josh Beard of York took the 358 Sprint Car portion as well claiming the 20-lap feature event.   

 

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 www.sspracing.net.  On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information.

 

Previous Winners of The Final Showdown:

2010: Chad Layton (410 Sprint Cars); Aaron Ott (358 Sprint Cars).

2011: Don Kreitz Jr. (410 Sprint Cars); Pat Cannon (358 Sprint Cars).

2012: Don Kreitz Jr. (410 Sprint Cars); Pat Cannon (358 Sprint Cars).

2013: Derek Sell (410 Sprint Cars); Josh Beard (358 Sprint Cars)

2014: To be determined on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

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