Susquehanna releases 2005 event schedule

Susquehanna Speedway Park Releases its 2005 Race Schedule NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (December 30, 2004) -- The highly anticipated 2005 racing season of the Susquehanna Speedway Park will begin on Saturday, March 12 with the Susquehanna 200 featuring a...

Susquehanna Speedway Park Releases its 2005 Race Schedule

NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (December 30, 2004) -- The highly anticipated 2005 racing season of the Susquehanna Speedway Park 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. The championship points racing will begin on Thursday night, April 14 with the 410 Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stock Cars and the Central PA Legends Cars Series. The 4/10 mile dirt track enters its 51st season of operation. The schedule currently has 30 racing events for 2005.

The 2005 schedule also includes eight Sunday evening events featuring the Sportsman and Street Stocks from the Silver Springs Speedway. The Sportsman tour events will carry their own handicapping based on finished accumulated only at 2005 SSP events. The Late Models from Silver Springs will also visit SSP in 2005 as the headline division on July 21 and August 11 in "topless" events.

Another new division for SSP is the W.O.W. Stock Cars (Women on Wheels). The women will compete in the Xtreme Stock Cars on May 5, June 9, June 30 (PA Speedweeks), July 24, August 11 and August 25. The top three finishers will receive trophies in the 10 lap feature events. A points champion will be crowned after the six race series.

Returning traveling classes of racing from last season include the Central PA Legends Cars (8 appearances), Great American School Buses (7 appearances), Classic Cars (4 appearances), PA 4 Cylinders (3 appearances), Penn Mar Vintage Club Tour (3 appearances) and EMMR Vintage Cars (1 appearance). The 5th Annual York County Nationals will be on Thursday, September 1st.

Along with exciting wheel-to-wheel action, there will also be many novelty events that include a Sprint Car Wheelie Contest, One-on-One Street Car Drags, Demolition Derbies, Kid's Box Car Racing, and three Camera and Autograph nights where fans can meet their favorite drivers "on the track." Santa Claus will visit SSP again for "Christmas in July" on Sunday, July 24. More novelty events will be added throughout the season.

Rain dates for cancelled Thursday events early in the season will be the following Sunday nights. Check out the schedule for the exact raindates. Sportsman events cancelled will be moved to the following Sunday nights during the middle of the season.

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.

2005 Susquehanna Speedway Park Event Schedule
(as of 12-30-04 - more events to be added)
Road Warrior Information to be added in the near future

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 29)

April 10 (Sun.) Open Practice Night / Media Night--Any fullsize type of racecar is welcome as well as scheduleddivisions (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 LegendsCars (Rain date: Sunday, April 17)

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

April 28 (Thur.) One-on-One Street Car Drags I plus Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stocks and 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.) u1st Anniversary Celebration - Sprints Cars, Xtreme Stocks and Legends Cars (Rain date: Sunday, May 22)

May 26 (Thur.) Special Event to be announced (Rain date: T.B.A.)

May 29 (Sun.) Super Sportsman Tour, Street Stocks and Penn Mar Vintage Club (Rain date: T.B.A.)

June 2 (Thur.) Demolition Derby plus Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stocks and Classic Cars (Rain date: T.B.A.)

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

June 9 (Thur.) To Be Announced - Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stocks, W.O.W. Stocks / Women on Wheels (Rain date: T.B.A.)

June 16 (Thur.) $1,000-to-win 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 Super Sportsman Tour, 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.OW. Stocks / Women on Wheels Time Trials begin at 6:30 p.m. (Rain date: NONE)

July 3 (Sun.) Summer Fun 50 - Super Sportsman Tour (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 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) plus Super Sportsman Tour, Street Stocks and 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 and Legends Cars (Rain date: T.B.A.)

August 4 (Thur.) Demolition Derby plus Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stocks and Penn Mar Vintage Club Tour (Rain date: None)

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

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

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

August 21 (Sun.) One-on-One Street Car Drags IV plus Super Sportsman Tour, 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: Sunday, August 28)

Septemberq (Thur.) 5th Annual York County Nationals - Sprint Cars (32 laps), Xtreme Stocks and Legends Cars (Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 11)

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

October 10 (Sat.) Pumpkin 200 Enduro Race (200 laps) plus the Great American School Bus Race - 1:00 p.m. Start time (Rain date: Sunday, October 12)

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)

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