Susquehanna increases 2005 purse

Susquehanna Speedway Park Increases the 2005 Sprint Car Purse NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (January 7, 2004) -- As the beginning of the 2005 racing season of the Susquehanna Speedway Park approaches, SSP management announces that the regular sprint car...

Susquehanna Speedway Park Increases the 2005 Sprint Car Purse

NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (January 7, 2004) -- As the beginning of the 2005 racing season of the Susquehanna Speedway Park approaches, SSP management announces that the regular sprint car purse has been increased. The starting field for a regular point event has also been reduced from twenty four starters to twenty starters. The purse increase of positions four through twenty makes it the highest average purse of any Central Pennsylvania speedway at $620.00 per position. The final starting position of $325.00, up from $200.00 in 2004 is also the highest for any Central PA speedway as well. "We have developed a great core group of weekly Sprint Car teams and we want to make these changes to benefit them," said Todd Fisher, SSP co-owner. The sprint car purse for 2005 is as follows: 1) $2500.00, 2) $1500.00, 3) $1000.00, 4) $900.00, 5) $800.00, 6) $650.00, 7) $525.00, 8) $450.00, 9) $425.00, 10) $400.00, 11 through 20) $325.00. Special events such as the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass PA Speedweeks and the 5th Annual York County Nationals will remain at twenty four starting spots with higher purses than the weekly purse as well. The championship points racing season will begin on Thursday night, April 14 with the 410 Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stock Cars and the Central PA Legends Cars Series. The season will begin on Saturday, March 12 with the Susquehanna 200 featuring a 200 lap Xtreme Stock Car Enduro and School Bus Racing beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Any driver with a pit competitor license will once again receive a complimentary pit pass for each event that they participate in at SSP.

Mufflers will also be mandated for the Sprint Cars in 2005 at SSP. The muffler that must be used is a Schoenfeld Part #112535 with no alterations permitted. The Schoenfeld mufflers are currently available at Miller Racing Products by calling (717) 761-7247. The cost of the muffler is less than $30.00. The change is being made to accommodate many of the race fans that have returned to the weekly program of Sprint Cars in 2004. "The overall sound will not be affected that much, but the loud sounds that cause people to cringe when heard will be eliminated and make the events more enjoyable to watch," said Fisher.

Gates will open for both the pit area and grandstand gates at 5:00 p.m. in 2005. Warmups begin at 6:30 p.m. with racing action beginning at 7:30 p.m. Race fans can continue to expect a fast paced 2 0x00bd hour program each and every night. Grandstand ticket prices remain the same as 2004 at Adults (18 & older) $12.00; Teens (13-17) $8.00; Children (6-12) $4.00; and Children (5 & under) are free. Pit pass prices are $20.00 with a reduced price of $18.00 for all pit competitor license holders. Prices will be slightly higher for special events.

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. The speedway website is located at www.sspracing.net. For more information, contact the speedway offices at (717) 292-1696.

Pit Notes

- Revisions to 2005 Event Schedule Released on 12/30/04:

- The raindate for March 12 (Sat.) is Saturday, March 19, not March 29.

- The Pumpkin 200 Enduro Race is to be held on Saturday, October 1 (Raindate, Sunday, October 2), not October 10 (Raindate, October 12).

- 2005 Special Pre-Season Pricing:

- Grandstand Season Pass (Adult: 30 events -- all) $200.00

- Grandstand Season Pass (Teen: 30 events -- all) $150.00

- Grandstand Season Pass (17 Sprint Car events) $150.00

- 10 Race Ticket Card (excludes PA Speedweeks): $ 80.00

- Reserved Seats
$ 60.00 (top row; renewal is $50.00)
$ 50.00 (all other rows; renewal is $40.00)

- Season Pit Pass (30 events -- all) $400.00

- Reserved Parking Spot (front) $ 75.00

- Gift Certificates are available in $1.00 increments for tickets and concessions.

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