Susquehanna results 2004-045-20

Mark Smith Gets First SSP 410 Sprint Win, Johns Tops Enduros, Felty and Brymesser Vintage Winners NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (May 20, 2004) - Mark Smith raced to his first career Susquehanna Speedway Park win in Thursday evening's 410 Sprint Car...

Mark Smith Gets First SSP 410 Sprint Win, Johns Tops Enduros, Felty and Brymesser Vintage Winners

NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (May 20, 2004) - Mark Smith raced to his first career Susquehanna Speedway Park win in Thursday evening's 410 Sprint Car feature event. Meanwhile, Tom Johns became the season's first repeat Xtreme Enduro winner, while PennMar Vintage Stock events went to Larry Felty and Willie Brymesser.

Billy Dietrich raced from the pole position into the lead at the start of the 25 lap Sprint Car feature event, and held the top position until sixth starter Smith took over the top spot on the eighth lap. From that point on Smith was home free for the $2500 win. The win was the first at SSP for Smith, and his fifth overall this season.

Last week's winner Greg Hodnett finished second, with Fred Rahmer coming back for third after he and Lance Dewease were sent to the rear of the field on the eighth lap for a restart infraction. Dietrich finished fourth, with Keith Kauffman, making his first SSP start of the season fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Dewease, Donnie Kreitz Jr., T J Stutts, Chris Knopp, and Jim Siegel. Sprint heats went to Eric Stambaugh, Smith and Brian Leppo.

The PennMar Vintage Stocks combined their modified and sportsman classes for their 12 lap feature event with Larry Felty coming out on top of the modified battle, while Willie Brymesser won the sportsman class with an overall finish of sixth. Brymesser also took the sportsman heat, while Tom Martin won the modified heat.

Tom Johns started from the pole position and led all 20 laps of the Xtreme Enduro Stock feature, despite heavy late race pressure from Curt Nichols. The win was Johns' second of the season and makes him the only repeat winner this season in the class. Nichols finished second followed by Alan Miller, Mike Goodwin, and Charlie Pensinger. Pensinger again came from deep in the pack to double his money. Penisnger has finished in the top five in all four races run at SSP this season. Heats went to Johns and Matt Wampler, while last week's winner David Wilhelm nipped Pensinger to win the Pepsi Challenge dash.

Keith Kauffman picked up $100 for posting the fasted lap among three challengers in the Rock It Pizza School Bus Challenge. Kauffman's lap of 44.0 seconds flat was the second fastest this season and easily bested challengers Billy Dietrich and Karl Baker.

The next race will be Thursday Night, May 27 as SSP hosts the Trail Motors 360/358 Sprint Car Open Challenge along with the Xtreme Enduro Stocks and Central PA Legends Cars. Gates open in the pit area at 4:00 p.m. with the grandstand gates opening at 5:00 p.m. Warmups begin at 6:30 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) $10.00; Teens (13-17) $6.00; Children (6-12) $2.00; 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.

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.

RESULTS FROM THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2004

410 SPRINT CAR FEATURE (25 laps) 1. Mark Smith 2. Greg Hodnett 3. Fred Rahmer 4. Billy Dietrich 5. Keith Kauffman 6. Lance Dewease 7. Donnie Kreitz Jr. 8. T J Stutts 9. Chris Knopp 10. Jim Siegel 11. Josh Wells 13. Mike Lehman 14. Karl Baker 15. Todd Zinn 16. Billy Heltzel 17. Brent Kluge 18. Rory Janney 19. Brian Leppo 20. Eric Stambaugh DNS Jeff Taylor

LAP LEADERS: Dietrich 1-7 Smith 8-25
HEAT WINNERS: Stambaugh, Smith, Leppo

PENN MAR VINTAGE STOCKS FEATURE (12 laps)

Modified: 1. Larry Felty 2. Tom Swanger 3. Phil Claussen 4. Stew Wenrich 5. Tom Martin

Sportsman: 1. Willie Brymesser 2. Craig Coghill 3. Mike Martin 4. Dave Pottiger

Lap leaders Felty 1-12
HEAT WINNERS:
Modified T. Martin
Sportsman Brymesser

XTREME ENDURO STOCK CAR FEATURE (20 laps) 1. Tom Johns 2. Curt Nichols 3. Alan Miller 4. Mike Goodwin 5. Charlie Pensinger 6. Steve Clemens 7. Karl Windish 8. David Wilhelm 9. Matt Smith 10. Ricky Hippensteel Jr. 11. Ronnie Thomas 12. Sam Rial 13. Matt Wampler 14. Kevin Armstrong 15. Daryll Davis 16. Jerry Blauch 17. Wayne Eurich 18. Jerry Runkle 19. Raymond Repp 20. Shawn Arndt 21. Tom Slanker DNS Adrian Barnhardt, Jason Zook

LAP LEADERS: Johns 1-20 2HEAT WINNERS: Johns, Wampler
DASH WINNER: Wilhelm

<pre> Standings:

410 Sprint Car Point Standings (after May 20th event)

Rank Car# Driver Name Hometown, State Total Points 1 88h Fred Rahmer Salfordville, PA 465 2 69k Donnie Kreitz Jr. Sinking Springs, PA 449 3 12 Greg Hodnett Memphis, TN 447 4 77 Lance Dewease Fayetteville, PA 445 5 59 Jim Siegel New Oxford, PA 410 6 4 Eric Stambaugh East Berlin, PA 399 7 23 Todd Zinn Glenville, PA 338 8 17T Jeff Taylor Cherry Hill, NJ 318 9 11T/39 T.J. Stutts Liverpool, PA 316 10 97 Billy Dietrech Aspers, PA 307 11 6w Josh Wells York, PA 298 12 1z Mark Smith Newville, PA 276 13 29K Brent Kluge Fallston, MD 256 14 6K Chris Knopp Delta, PA 250 15 33 Scott Lutz Fredericksburg, PA 220 16 71 Brian Leppo Spring Grove, PA 212 17 35 Brian Bossinger Mifflintown, PA 192 18 25 Jeff Shepard Upperco, MD 191 19 28 Bill Heltzel Jr. York, PA 138 20 88J Rory Janney Estell Manor, NJ 126 21 64 Rick Horn Dover, PA 118 22 17c Keith Anderson Hockessin, DE 109 23 22 Darren Eash Ijamsville, MD 91 24 25 Kevin Nouse Mechanicsburg, PA 88 25 7 Keith Kauffman Mifflintown, PA 88 26 22 Kenny Jacobs Holmesville, OH 86 27 7c Dave Cordier Shoemakersville, PA 84 28 U1 Chad Layton Harrisburg, PA 82 29 21 Brian Montieth Phoenixville, PA 80 30 21 Jerry Parrish Hampstead, MD 76 31 21 Scott Zellers York, PA 76 32 7v Mike Lehman Manheim, PA 74 33 34 1/2 Billy Kimmel Mechanicsburg, PA 72 34 58 Aaron Long Dillsburg, PA 72 35 98 Chad McClellan Stoystown, PA 72 36 51 Karl Baker York, PA 70 37 41 Scott Geesey Wellsville, PA 68 38 1a William Cale Reigle Newport, PA 68 39 57s Tony Strine Dover, PA 64 40 94 Glenn Forsythe East Berlin, PA 50 41 29 Joe Ross 50 42 I07 Mark Coldren Etters, PA 50

Xtreme Enduro Stock Car Point Standings (after May 20th Event)

Rank Car# Driver Name Hometown, State Total Points 1 10 Charlie Pensinger Shippensburg, PA 464 2 3G Mike Goodwin Wellsville, PA 451 3 1/25 Allan Miller Carlisle, PA 437 4 41/4 Matt Smith Carlisle, PA 422 5 54/17/16 Karl Windish Harriburg, PA 419 6 57 Raymond Repp Manchester, PA 413 7 XR7 Jerry Blauch Grantville, PA 405 8 11 Samuel Rial Windsor, PA 394 9 07 Rickey Hippensteel Jr. Newville, PA 381 10 169/R16 Jerry Runkle Dover, PA 375 11 37 Tom Slanker Dover, PA 359 12 4a Shawn Arndt York, PA 350 13 69/4J Larry Hughes Jr. York Haven, PA 341 14 27 Matt Wampler Dover, PA 316 15 91 Tom Johns Columbia, PA 284 16 54 jr. Bobby Glass York Haven, PA 275 17 71 Adrian Barnhardt Hanover, PA 275 18 21 Ronnie Thomas Gettysburg, PA 247 19 35 Curtis Nichols Aberdeen, MD 247 20 181 Tony Tumas Elkton, MD 241 21 33 Bryon Sipe Hamburg, PA 230 22 40 David Wilhelm Perryville, MD 182 23 32 Steve Clemens Lebanon, PA 164 24 7 Gerald Barnes Baltimore, MD 150 25 42 Jim Gross Carlisle, PA 150 26 166 Wayne Eurich Franklintown, PA 150 27 41 Daryll Davis Paradise, PA 125 28 181 Darrin Williams 78 29 25 Rick Hippensteel, Sr. Newville, PA 75 30 51 Samuel Henry Wellsville, PA 75 31 51 Jesse Henry Dover, PA 75 32 27 Rick Russell York, PA 75 33 54 Eric Smoke Fleetwood, PA 75 34 38 Brian Sanders Mechanicsburg,PA 75 35 5 Kevin Burrey Lancaster, PA 75 36 42 Keith Armstrong Lancaster, PA 75 37 1H Brian Lomman Manchester, PA 50 38 1H Dale Frye York Haven, PA 50 39 66 Matt Shelly Manchester, PA 50 40 28 Jim Zook Mifflintown, PA 50

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