Susquehanna results 2004-06-03

Kreitz Picks up Second SSP Sprint Win of the Season over Rahmer And Kluge NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (June 3, 2004) -- Donnie Kreitz Jr. won his second Susquehanna Speedway Park Sprint Car feature of the season on Thursday evening. Meanwhile, Matt Smith...

Kreitz Picks up Second SSP Sprint Win of the Season over Rahmer And Kluge

NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (June 3, 2004) -- Donnie Kreitz Jr. won his second Susquehanna Speedway Park Sprint Car feature of the season on Thursday evening. Meanwhile, Matt Smith claimed his first Xtreme Enduro Stock Car feature and Jason Goodling won the Spectacular One on One Street Car Drags.

Polesitter Brent Kluge, a 410 Sprint Car rookie, took the lead at the onset of the 25 lap event. As Kluge motored away from the field there was a major rush to the front by a number of midpack starters. But Kluge held sway for many laps until tenth place starting Kreitz managed to slip by in lapped traffic on the 21st lap. Kreitz stayed in front for the remainder of the distance to score the $2,500 win. The win was Kreitz's 24th career SSP victory, which moves him into a tie with Keith Kauffman for sixth place on the alltime win list. The long distance traveler award goes to Peter Attard who competed at SSP coming all the way from Sydney, Australia/

Fred Rahmer got by Kluge in the closing laps for second place with Kluge holding on to third for his best finish to date. Eric Stambaugh and Greg Hodnett completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Brian Leppo, Kevin Nouse, Jim Siegel, Bobby Weaver, and Lance Dewease. Heat wins went to Stambaugh, Leppo,and Hodnett.

Matt Smith started 12th in the 20 lap Xtreme Enduro Stock Car feature event, and took the lead on the eighth lap. Former winner David Wilhelm passed Smith for the top spot on lap 12, but gave up the top spot with a flat tire on the 17th circuit. Smith went on to the victory from that point with three time winner Tom Johns getting second place after a crash just before the flag stand on the final lap scrambled the cars in the top five. Matt Wampler, Ronnie Thomas, and Darryl Davis completed the top five. Heat wins went to Thomas and Wilhelm, with Curt Nichols taking the Pepsi Dash.

Bobby Weaver picked up $100 for posting the fasted lap among three challengers in the Rock It Pizza School Bus Challenge. Weaver's lap of 44.98 seconds bested challengers Mike Rabold and Todd Zinn.

Jason Goodling pocketed $250 for winning the Spectacular One-on-One Street Car Street Drags in his 1990 EagleTalon over Willie Godfrey in the championship race. Fan favorite Ken Johns had the crowd on their feet in each of his two races as he "rode the rim" with his 1985 Pontiac Station Wagon.

The next race will be Thursday Night, June 10 as SSP hosts the Great American School Bus Race for the first time ever in Central Pennsylvania. Joining the buses will be the 410 Sprint Cars and the Xtreme Enduro Stocks. Gates open in the pit area at 4:00 p.m. with the grandstand gates opening at 5:00 p.m. Warmups begin at 7:00 p.m. with racing action beginning at 7:30 p.m. Race fans can expect a fast paced 2 0x8bf5r program each and every night. Grandstand ticket prices are Adults (18 & older) $12.00; Teens (13-17) $8.00; Children (6-12) $4.00; and Children (5 & under) are free. Pit pass prices have been reduced to $20.00 with a reduced price of $18.00 for all track license holders. A track license is $25.00 for the year.

As a special treat for the fans, there will be complimentary school bus rides around the track from 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and have some fun at SSP. There are also buses available for purchase for the race by contacting Todd Fisher at the SSP home office at (717) 292-1696.

A new website for the Susquehanna Speedway Park can be found at www.sspracing.net. 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 email toddafish@aol.com.

SSP RESULTS FROM THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2004

410 SPRINT CAR FEATURE (25 laps) 1. Donnie Kreitz Jr, 2. Fred Rahmer, 3. Brent Kluge, 4. Eric Stambaugh, 5. Greg Hodnett, 6. Brian Leppo, 7. Kevin Nouse, 8. Jim Siegel, 9. Bobby Weaver, 10. Lance Dewease, 11. Dave Cordier, 12. Scott Lutz, 13. Mike Rabold, 14. Todd Zinn, 15. Peter Attard, 16. Josh Wells, 17. Karl Baker, 18. Bill Heltzel, 19. Brian Bossinger DNS Jeff Taylor, Mark Coldren

LAP LEADERS: Kluge 1-20; Kreitz 21-25

HEAT WINNERS: Stambaugh, Leppo, Hodnett

XTREME ENDURO FEATURE (20 laps) 1. Matt Smith, 2. Tom Johns, 3. Matt Wampler 4. Ronnie Thomas, 5. Darryl Davis, 6. Ricky Hippensteel Jr., 7. Alan Miller, 8. Brian Lomman, 9. Tom Slanker, 10. Karl Windish, 11. Greg Miller, 12. Wayne Eurich, 13. Brian Sanders, 14. Sam Rial, 15. Curt Nichols, 16. Mike Goodwin, 17. Tony Tumas, 18. Raymond Repp, 19. Jerry Runkle, 20. Charlie Pensinger, 21. David Wilhelm, 22. Gerald Barnes, 23. Sam Henry, 24. Jerry Blauch, 25. Shawn Arndt, 26. Bobby Glass

LAP LEADERS Barnes 1-2; Rial 3-7; Smith 8-11; Wilhelm 12-16; Smith 17-20

HEAT WINNERS: Thomas, Wilhelm

DASH WINNER: Nichols

410 Sprint Car Point Standings (after June 3rd event)

Rank

Car #

Driver Name

Hometown, State

Total Points

1

88h

Fred Rahmer

Salfordville, PA

562

2

69k

Donnie Kreitz Jr.

Sinking Springs, PA

549

3

12

Greg Hodnett

Memphis, TN

535

4

77

Lance Dewease

Fayetteville, PA

523

5

59

Jim Siegel

New Oxford, PA

492

6

4

Eric Stambaugh

East Berlin, PA

490

7

23

Todd Zinn

Glenville, PA

408

8

17T

Jeff Taylor

Cherry Hill, NJ

368

9

6w

Josh Wells

York, PA

364

10

29K

Brent Kluge

Fallston, MD

350

11

11T/39

T.J. Stutts

Liverpool, PA

316

12

97

Billy Dietrech

Aspers, PA

307

13

71

Brian Leppo

Spring Grove, PA

298

14

33

Scott Lutz

Fredericksburg, PA

294

15

1z

Mark Smith

Newville, PA

276

16

35

Brian Bossinger

Mifflintown, PA

252

17

6K

Chris Knopp

Delta, PA

250

18

28

Bill Heltzel Jr.

York, PA

200

19

25

Jeff Shepard

Upperco, MD

191

20

25

Kevin Nouse

Mechanicsburg, PA

172

21

7c

Dave Cordier

Shoemakersville, PA

160

22

51

Karl Baker

York, PA

134

23

88J

Rory Janney

Estell Manor, NJ

126

24

64

Rick Horn

Dover, PA

118

25

17c

Keith Anderson

Hockessin, DE

109

26

I07

Mark Coldren

Etters, PA

100

27

22

Darren Eash

Ijamsville, MD

91

28

7

Keith Kauffman

Mifflintown, PA

88

29

22

Kenny Jacobs

Holmesville, OH

86

30

U1

Chad Layton

Harrisburg, PA

82

31

21

Brian Montieth

Phoenixville, PA

80

32

X

Bobby Weaver

York, PA

80

33

21

Jerry Parrish

Hampstead, MD

76

34

21

Scott Zellers

York, PA

76

35

7v

Mike Lehman

Manheim, PA

74

36

34 1/2

Billy Kimmel

Mechanicsburg, PA

72

37

58

Aaron Long

Dillsburg, PA

72

38

98

Chad McClellan

Stoystown, PA

72

39

1R

Mike Rabold

Stevens, PA

72

40

41

Scott Geesey

Wellsville, PA

68

41

1a

William Cale Reigle

Newport, PA

68

42

17H

Peter Attard

Sydney, Australia

68

43

57s

Tony Strine

Dover, PA

64

44

94

Glenn Forsythe

East Berlin, PA

50

45

29

Joe Ross

Glen Rock, PA

50

46

8

Craig Keel

Weedsport, NY

0

Xtreme Enduro Stock Car Point Standings (after June 3rd Event)

Rank

Car #

Driver Name

Hometown, State

Total Points

1

3G

Mike Goodwin

Wellsville, PA

620

2

10

Charlie Pensinger

Shippensburg, PA

614

3

1 / 25

Allan Miller

Carlisle, PA

607

4

41 / 4

* Matt Smith

Carlisle, PA

597

5

54/17/16

Karl Windish

Harrisburg, PA

594

6

57

Raymond Repp

Manchester, PA

563

7

XR7

Jerry Blauch

Grantville, PA

560

8

11

Samuel Rial

Windsor, PA

544

9

07

Rickey Hippensteel Jr.

Newville, PA

542

10

37

Tom Slanker

Dover, PA

521

11

4a

Shawn Arndt

York, PA

500

12

27

* Matt Wampler

Dover, PA

494

13

91

* Tom Johns

Columbia, PA

481

14

169/R16

Jerry Runkle

Dover, PA

450

15

35

Curtis Nichols

Aberdeen, MD

413

16

21

* RonnieThomas

Gettysburg, PA

413

17

71

Adrian Barnhardt

Hanover, PA

350

18

54 jr.

Bobby Glass

York Haven, PA

350

19

69 / 4J

Larry Hughes Jr.

York Haven, PA

341

20

40

David Wilhelm

Perryville, MD

332

21

181

Tony Tumas

Elkton, MD

316

22

33

Bryon Sipe

Hamburg, PA

230

23

42

Jim Gross

Carlisle, PA

228

24

7

Gerald Barnes

Baltimore, MD

225

25

166

Wayne Eurich

Franklintown, PA

225

26

51

Samuel Henry

Wellsville, PA

225

27

41

* Daryll Davis

Paradise, PA

213

28

32

Steve Clemens

Lebanon, PA

164

29

8

Greg Miller

Hanover, PA

163

30

38

Brian Sanders

Mechanicsburg,PA

150

31

1H

Brian Lomman

Manchester, PA

132

32

1H

Dale Frye

York Haven, PA

125

33

181

Darrin Williams

78

34

25

Rick Hippensteel, Sr.

Newville, PA

75

35

51

Jesse Henry

Dover, PA

75

36

27

Rick Russell

York, PA

75

37

54

Eric Smoke

Fleetwood, PA

75

38

5

Kevin Burrey

Lancaster, PA

75

39

42

Keith Armstrong

Lancaster, PA

75

40

1H

Steve Harlan

East Waterford, PA

75

41

23

Don Murphy

Gordon, PA

75

42

66

Matt Shelly

Manchester, PA

50

43

28

Jim Zook

Mifflintown, PA

50

* Drivers eligible for the Pepsi Double Money Challenge

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Series Drag , Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Kenny Jacobs , Matt Smith , Mike Goodwin
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