Susquehanna announces schedule additions

SSP Announces New Additions to the 2005 Schedule NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (January 21, 2005) -- As the first race of the 2005 race season at the Susquehanna Speedway Park nears, a few more events have been added to the schedule. The biggest addition is...

SSP Announces New Additions to the 2005 Schedule

NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (January 21, 2005) -- As the first race of the 2005 race season at the Susquehanna Speedway Park nears, a few more events have been added to the schedule. The biggest addition is the "King of the Posse Match Races" for the Sprint Cars that has been added to the Thursday, September 1 event. The 2-lap one-on-one match races will be used to set the starting spots for the first four rows of the 5th Annual York County Nationals. The top five in SSP track points entering the night will automatically be qualified for the Nationals and they will be seeded 1 through 5 for the match races. Seeds 6, 7 and 8 will bedesignated to the winners of the three heat races that night. The seeded drivers will be paired up for one-on-one match races in which the lower seed (8th being the lowest) will have the inside starting position for the 2-lap one-on-one competition. The winners of each match race will move on tochallenge each other until only the "King of the Posse" remains. The "King of the Posse" will receive the pole position for the 32-lap York County Nationals and prize moneytobe announced in the future.

Another exciting event added to the 2005 schedule is Twin 20's for the Sprint Cars presented by SABKO Enterprises on Thursday, May 26. This will be a non-points event for the Sprint Cars. The firstr0lapfeature will be for any driver who has not won a Sprint Car feature in the last 50 years at SSP. If more than 20 drivers are entered, qualifying events will determine the startersfor the first Twin 20 feature race. Any driver that has won a Sprint Car feature at SSP in the last 50 years will automatically be qualified for the second Twin 20 feature race. The remaining spots for this feature will be made up from a to-be-determined number of drivers from the first Twin 20. Purses for the Twin 20's will be released when they become available.

Kid's Big Wheel Racing has been added to the Thursday, June 9 event. There will be no time trials for the Big Wheels as the kid's will compete in many fun-filled races for great prizes.

York Country Racing Club nights have been scheduled for Thursday, June 2 and Sunday, July 24. The Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown (ARCH) will have its night on Thursday, July 21. There will also be a $1.00 general admission ticket discount for every 2005 SSP event for any member of the York County Racing Club, the Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown or the Checkered Flag Fan Club. To receive the discount, the membership card must be shown at the time of the ticket purchase.

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 or email toddafish@aol.com. On raceday, fans are encouraged to call (717) 938-9170 for current weather conditions.

SSP Pit Notes

- Any driver with a pit competitor license will once again receive a complimentary pit pass for each event that they participate in at SSP. Licenses are $50.00 a year if received by SSP by February 15 and $75.00 if received postmarked after February 15. Last season, SSP gave out more than $33,000 in complimentary pit passes to drivers. SSP license applications are currently available at www.sspracing.net or through a speedway mailing that will take place this month.

- Mufflers have been 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.

2005 Susquehanna Speedway ParkEvent Schedule
(Schedule as of 1-20-05 -- Subject to Change)

March 12 (Sat.) Susquehanna 200 Enduro Race (200 laps) plus the Great American School Bus Race - 1:00 p.m. Start time (Rain date: Saturday, March 19)J

April 10 (Sun.) Open Practice Night / Media Night--Any fullsize type of racecar is welcome as well as scheduled divisions (6:00 p.m.--9:00 p.m.) - No rain date.

April 14 (Thur.) Opening Night of Fun (Points Championship Begins) - Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stocks and Legends Cars (Rain date: Sunday, April 17)

April 21 (Thur.) The Great American School Bus Race plus Sprint Cars & Xtreme Stocks (Rain date: Sunday, April 24)

April 28 (Thur.) One-on-One Street Car Drags, Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stocks & Classic Cars (Rain date: Sunday, May 1)

May 5 (Thur.) Mother's Appreciation Night - Sprints Cars (Handicapping Begins), Xtreme Stocks, Legends Cars and W.O.W. Stocks / Women on Wheels (Rain date: Sunday, May 8)

May 12 (Thur.) To Be Announced plus Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stocks and T.B.A. (Rain date: Sunday, May 15)

May 19 (Thur.) 51st Anniversary Celebration - Sprints Cars, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars (Rain date: Sunday, May 22)

May 26 (Thur.) SABKO Enterprises Twin 20's for Sprint Cars (Winner's and Non-Winners Features are non points), Xtreme Stocks and The Great American School Bus Race (Rain date: NONE)

May 29 (Sun.) Trail Motors Super Sportsman, Street Stocks & Penn Mar Vintage Club (Rain date: Sunday, June 12)

June 2 (Thur.) Demolition Derby & York County Racing Club (YCRC) Night plus Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stocks and Classic Cars (Rain date: T.B.A.)

June 5 (Sun.) One-on-One Street Car Drags II plus Trail Motors Super Sportsman, Street Stocks and Four Cylinders (Rain date: Sunday, June 12)

June 9 (Thur.) Kid's Big Wheel Racing - Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stocks, W.O.W. Stocks / Women on Wheels (Rain date: T.B.A.)

June 16 (Thur.) $1,000-to-win Beer Hill Gang Sprint Car Wheelie Contest plus Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stocks and Penn Mar Vintage Club (Rain date: T.B.A.)

June 19 (Sun.) Father's Appreciation Night plus Trail Motors Super Sportsman, Street Stocks and Legends Cars (Rain date: Sunday, June 26)

June 23 (Thur.) Kid's Box Car Races plus Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stocks and Classic Cars (Rain date: T.B.A.)

June 30 (Thur.) Cindy Rowe Autoglass PA Speedweeks - Sprint Cars ($4,000-to-win), Xtreme Stocks and W.O.W. Stocks / Women on Wheels Time Trials begin at 6:30 p.m. (Rain date: NONE)

July 3 (Sun.) Summer Fun 50 - Trail Motors Super Sportsman (50 laps), Street Stocks and Legends Cars (Rain date: Monday, July 4)

July 5 (Tues.) - July 20 (Wed.) Mid Summer Vacation Break (No racing events)

July 17 (Sun.) Open Practice Night / Media Night--Any fullsize type of racecar is welcome as well as scheduled divisions (6:00 p.m.--9:00 p.m. ) - No rain date

July 21 (Thur.) Topless Late Models & Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown (ARCH) Night plus Kid's Money Scramble, The Great American School Bus Race, Xtreme Stocks Rain date: T.B.A.)

July 24 (Sun.) Christmas in July (Santa Claus Visit & Toy Scramble) & YCRC Night plus Trail Motors Super Sportsman, Street Stocks & W.O.W. Stocks / Women on Wheels (Rain date: Sunday, July 31)

July 28 (Thur.) One-on-One Street Car Drags III plus Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stocks & Legends Cars (Rain date: T.B.A.)

August 4 (Thur.) Demolition Derby, Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stocks and Penn Mar Vintage Club Tour (Rain date: T.B.A.)

August 7 (Sun.) Camera & Autograph Night - Trail Motors Super Sportsman, Street Stocks and Four Cylinders (Rain date: Sunday, August 14)

August 11 (Thur.) Camera & Autograph Night - Topless Late Models, Xtreme Stocks, W.O.W. Stocks / Women on Wheels and EMMR Vintage Club Cars hRain date: T.B.A.)

August 18 (Thur.) Pepsi Hot August Nights (Camera & Autograph Night) plus Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stocks and Legends Cars hRain date: T.B.A.)

August 21 (Sun.) One-on-One Street Car Drags IV plus Trail Motors Super Sportsman, Street Stocks and Classic Cars (Rain date: Sunday, August 28)

August 25 (Thur.) The Great American School Bus Championship plus Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stocks and W.O.W. Stocks / Women on Wheels (Rain date: T.B.A.)

September 1 (Thur.) 5th Annual York County Nationals & King of the Posse Match Races - Sprint Cars (32 laps), Xtreme Stocks and Legends Cars (Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 11)

September 4 (Sun.) Inaugural Trail Motors Super Sportsman Championship (75 laps) plus Street Stocks and Four Cylinders (Rain date: T.B.A.)

October 1 (Sat.) Pumpkin 200 Enduro Race (200 laps) plus the Great American School Bus Race - 1:00 p.m. Start time (Rain date: Sunday, October 2) J

October 14/15 (Fri./Sat.) 2nd Annual SSP Haunted Hayrides (Dusk to 11:00 p.m.)

October 21/22 (Fri./Sat.) 2nd Annual SSP Haunted Hayrides (Dusk to 11:00 p.m.)

October 28/29 (Fri./Sat.) 2nd Annual SSP Haunted Hayrides (Dusk to 11:00 p.m.)

November 19 (Sat.) Turkey 200 Enduro Race (200 laps) plus the Great American School Bus Race - 1:00 p.m. Start time (Rain date: Sunday, November 20)

* Road Warrior and Kid Indy Cars races will be added to the schedule in the near future.

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