Wednesday Night Test & Tune at SSP This Week; Racing Returns on Saturday

Contact: Lillian Bell

(717) 292-1696

-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

40-Lap Late Model Race at SSP on May 23 for 55th Anniversary

Racing from the Past Featured for Old-timer's Reunion

 

Newberrytown, PA (May 19, 2009) -  Racing returns to SSP next Saturday night, May 23 for the 55th Anniversary Race and Old-timer's Reunion featuring a 40-lap, $1,500-to-win Late Model feature event.  The remaining divisions will also feature classes that look like the cars when the speedway first opened in 1954 - the Legends Cars, Classic Cars and PENNMAR Vintage Cars.  The "new" Road Warrior Class will also compete in both heats and a feature.  There will also be vintage racecars on display from the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing and the Bowling Green Speedway Preservation Society at the track entrance.  The Street Stocks and Xtreme Stock Cars will return to action on Saturday, May 30. 

  

On Saturday night, racing action begin at a new starting time of 7:00 p.m.  Pit gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand gates will open at 5:00 p.m.  Warmups 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 the Season Opener on Saturday night are Adults (ages 18-59) $12.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $10.00; Children (10 & under) are free.  Pit pass prices are $22.00 with a reduced price of $20.00 for all pit competitor license holders.    The minimum age requirement to purchase a pit pass is 14 years of age with a copy of a birth certificate is required for all ages 14 to 17.    

 

The popular "Repeat Fan Discount" program will continue at SSP in 2009 for the sixth straight season.  This is a $2.00 repeat fan discount for each person with a ticket stub from races during the previous week's events completed only.  Returning fans are encouraged to write their name, address and phone number on the back of the stub to be entered into special drawings during and at the end of the season for great prizes.  The Repeat Fan Discount is not valid for pit pass purchases.

 

All tickets and pit passes (except comp pit passes) from Saturday night, May 16 will be honored for the next six weeks.  A ticket stub or pit wristband is required to receive a new ticket or pit pass.  

 

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 race day, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information at the "Big Track" and (717) 932-1608 for the "Outback Track."

 

Saturday, May 23, 2009

55th Anniversary Race / Old-timer's Reunion Time Schedule

(Subject to Change)

            4:30 p.m.         Pit Gates Open: Pit Passes: Members - $20.00; Non members - $22.00

            5:00 p.m.         Grandstands Gates Open: General admission: Adults (18 & older) - $12.00; Seniors (60 & 

older) & Young Adults (11-17) - $10.00; Children (10 & under) - Free

6:10 p.m.         Driver's Meeting (Turn 1 Pit Grandstands)

6:30 p.m. - 6:55 p.m.  Practice Begins (all divisions in the following order)

            Rotation:        Late Models

                                                            PENNMAR Vintage Cars

                                                            Classic Cars

                                                            Legends Cars

Road Warriors

7:00 p.m.        Welcome, Invocation and National Anthem

PENNMAR Vintage Cars Qualifying Heat Races (6 laps)

                        Late Models Qualifying Heat Races (8 laps)

                                Classic Cars Qualifying Heat Races (6 laps)

Legends Cars Qualifying Heat Races (6 laps)

Road Warriors Qualifying Heat Races (4 laps)

Late Models Consolation Race (8/10 laps) - if necessary

Legends Cars Consolation Race (6/8 laps) - if necessary

EMMR Vintage Car On-Track Exhibition 

Road Warriors Feature (10 laps)

PENNMAR Vintage Cars Feature (10 laps)

                                Classic Cars Feature (20 laps)

                                Legends Cars Feature (15 laps)

Late Models Feature (40 laps) 

                                Legends Cars Non-Qualifiers Feature (10 laps) - min. 6 cars

 

         Top Three Finishers are Required to be in Victory Lane after Every Feature - $200.00 Fine for Failure to Report.  

 

- 2009 SSP Schedule of Upcoming Events -

(Schedule as of May 1, 2009 - Subject to Change)
Pit Gates Open 2 1/2 hours before the start time posted;  Grandstand Gates Open 2 hours before the start time posted.

 

May 20 (Wed.)     Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) 

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

May 23 (Sat.)        55th Anniversary Night / Old-timer's Reunion - Late Models (40 laps), Legends Cars, Classic Cars &  

PENNMAR Vintage Cars, EMMR Vintage Car Exhibition plus Road Warriors (7:00 p.m.)

May 30 (Sat.)        Stock Car Saturday Night - Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars, Four Cylinder Stock Cars & SpeedSTR's by 

Tobias plus Mini Vans (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes - Lancaster, Lebanon, Ephrata & Annville (All 

residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

May 31 (Sun.)       AMA Flat Track Motorcycle Racing  (Grandstands open 12:00 p.m.; Qualifying races @ 1:00 p.m.; Features 

approx. 3:00 p.m.)

June 3 (Wed.)      Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) 

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

June 6 (Sat.)        Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars plus Road Warriors 

(7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes -  Spring Grove, West York, Thomasville, Felton & Red Lion (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

June 13 (Sat.)      Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & PENNMAR Vintage Cars plus Mini 

Vans (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes - York &  Windsor (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

June 14 (Sun.)     358 Summer Championships / YCRC Night - 358 Sprint Cars, 358 Small Block Modifieds & Legends 

Cars (6:00 p.m.)

June 17 (Wed.)   Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) 

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

June 20 (Sat.)      A.R.C.H. (Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown) Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends 

Cars plus Road Warriors (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes - All Maryland Drivers (All Maryland residents admitted free to grandstands)

June 27 (Sat.)      Kid's Box Car Races - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Classic Cars plus Mini Vans (7:00 p.m.); 

Hometown Heroes - Duncannon, Enola, Marysville & Shermansdale (All residents from these towns 

admitted free to grandstands)

July 1 (Wed.)        Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) 

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

July 2 (Thur.)        The Super Show IV  - 3rd Annual 600cc Micro Sprint Speedweek, Legends Cars & SpeedSTR's by Tobias 

(7:00 p.m.)

July 4 (Sat.)          4th Annual Summer Fun Championships - Late Models (40 laps), Street Stocks (30 laps),  Xtreme Stocks 

(25 laps) plus PENNMAR Vintage Cars (7:00 p.m.)

July 5 (Sun.) - July 16 (Thurs.):  Track Closed (Summer Vacation) - NO RACING

July 18 (Sat.)        2nd Annual Four Diamond Legends Cars Benefit Race - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & 

Legends Cars plus Mini Vans (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes - Dover and East Berlin (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

July 19 (Sun.)       AMA Flat Track Motorcycle Racing  (Grandstands open 12:00 p.m.; Qualifying races @ 1:00 p.m.; Features 

approx. 3:00 p.m.)

July 22 (Wed.)      Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) 

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

July 25 (Sat.)        Christmas in July with Santa Claus visit - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars plus 

Road Warriors (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes - Halifax, Jonestown, Mt. Penn & Ona (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

August 1 (Sat.)    Members 1st FCU Kid's Money Scramble - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & PENNMAR 

Vintage Cars plus Mini Vans (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes - Reinholds & Middletown, Myerstown (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

August 5 (Wed.)  Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

August 8 (Sat.)    Annual Picnic in the Pits & Bike/Toy Giveaway - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Women on 

Wheels Mini Vans plus Road Warriors (7:00 p.m.)

August 15 (Sat.)  Camera & Autograph Night / YCRC Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars plus 

Mini Vans (7:00 p.m.)

August 16 (Sun.) AMA Flat Track Motorcycle Racing  (Grandstands open 12:00 p.m.; Qualifying races @ 1:00 p.m.; Features 

approx. 3:00 p.m.)

August 19 (Wed.) Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) 

and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

August 22 (Sat.)  Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars plus Road Warriors

(7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes - To Be Announced (All residents from these towns admitted free 

to grandstands)

August 29 (Sat.)  EMMR Vintage Car Exhibition - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks, PENNMAR Vintage Cars plus 

Mini Vans (7:00 p.m.); Hometown Heroes - To Be Announced (All residents from these towns admitted free to grandstands)

September 2 (Wed.)   Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) and 

the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

September 5 (Sat.) 9th Annual York County Nationals - Late Models (32 laps), Street Stocks (25 laps), Xtreme Stock Cars 

(25 laps) & Legends Cars (6:00 p.m.)

September 12 (Sat.)  Sprint Car Invasion of Stock Car Saturday Night - Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks & PA 

Sprint Series plus Road Warriors (6:00 p.m.)

September 16 (Wed.)   Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 

p.m.) and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

September 19 (Sat.) SSP Track Championship Night  - Late Models (25 laps), Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars & Legends 

Cars - (6:00 p.m.)

September 26 (Sat.) Smashfest '09 & Newberry Community Fair - $5,000-to-win Small Car Demolition Derby & more in this 

exciting night of destruction and FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR (Rain date: Sunday, September 27)

September 30 (Wed.)   Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 

p.m.) and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

October 2 (Fri.)   4th Annual Cumberland Trucking Susquehanna Showdown Qualifying Night for Late Models & Legends 

Cars & Mini Van World Championship (7:00 p.m.) - Rain date: Saturday, October 3 (Championship 

Night will move to Sunday, October 4).

October 3 (Sat.)  4th Annual Cumberland Trucking Susquehanna Showdown for Late Models (50 laps),  Legends Cars 

Regional Qualifier & Road Warrior World Championship (6:00 p.m.) - Rain date: Sunday, October 4.

October 10 (Sat.)   To Be Announced

October 14 (Wed.)   Wednesday Night Test & Tune Session at Big Track (Gates open at 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00  p.m. - 9:00 

p.m.) and the Outback Track (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30  p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

October 17 (Sat.)   To Be Announced

October 23 (Fri.)    6th Annual Miller's Racing Parts Fall Classic Qualifying Night - Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars and  

Four Cylinder Stock Cars (7:00 p.m.) - Rain date: Saturday, October 24 (Championship Night will 

move to Sunday, October 25).

October 24 (Sat.)   6th Annual Miller's Racing Parts Fall Classic Championship Night - Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars 

and Four Cylinder Stock Cars (6:00 p.m.) - Rain date: Sunday, October 25.

October 31 (Sat.)    Candy Bowl V presented by J&K Salvage - ARDC Wingless Midgets, 600cc Micro Sprints, Legends 

Cars, Byers Tires Thundercars Championship & Mini Vans (3:00 p.m.)  - Rain date: Sunday, 

November 1.

November 7 (Sat.)    6th Annual Turkey 200 Enduro - Big Car Enduro (125 laps) & Small Car Enduro (75 laps) plus Classic 

Cars & Mini Vans (1:00 p.m.); Rain date: Sunday, November 8   

 

 

The Next Wednesday Night Test & Tune is on May 20

 

 

The next Wednesday Night Test & Tune session will be on May 20, 2009 at the Susquehanna Speedway Park.  It is open to any type of racecars capable of competing on the 4/10 mile oval.  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).  Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with open track time from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. by class.  Each session will be 6 - 8 laps per session.  The grandstands are open free to the public.  Each class will receive 4 to 5 rounds of 6/8 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 and karts 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."  

 

Pit pass rain checks and car entry fees from the test & tune cancelled due to rain on May 6 will be honored for the Wednesday Night Test & Tune only on May 20.  Persons must exchange their old pit pass from May 6 in order to receive a new pit pass on May 20.

 

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 race day, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information at the "Big Track" and (717) 932-1608 for the "Outback Track."

 

2009 Wednesday Night Open Test & Tune Sessions            

(Any full size divisions of racing welcome along with smaller cars scheduled for SSP  except 270cc Micro Sprints and smaller )

May 6 & May 20

June 3 & June 17

July 1 & July 22

August 5 & August 19

September 2, September 16 & September 30

October 14

Big Track - Gates open 5:00 p.m.; Practice 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Outback Track on Wednesdays - Gates open 5:30 p.m.; Practice 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

 

SSP News & Notes Section

 

- RainedOut.com Provides SSP Fans and Competitors with Timely Information - By providing a cell phone number, or e-mail address if just as active on-line, messages will be transmitted immediately to wherever you are.  No more calling the cancellation line or guessing on track conditions from miles away, you will be automatically alerted with the status of weather whenever the forecast is questionable.

 

For first time users, just log into www.rainedout.com. Once on the homepage type "Susquehanna Speedway Park" or "SSP Outback Track" (each track requires a separate signup although the same user name/password can be designated) in the box provided at the top. When redirected, select the link below to the chosen track then click "Sign Up Now" to begin.

 

A registration form will appear, fill out the appropriate information and hit enter to submit. A cell phone text message will be received momentarily, offering a validation code that needs to be typed in to complete the registration.

 

- SSP Track Championships - Current point standings for all SSP divisions may be found at sspracing.net.

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