NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (July 8, 2004) - Point leader Fred Rahmer raced to his second Susquehanna Speedway Park Sprint Car feature win of the season on Thursday evening. In other racing action, Tom Johns claimed the Xtreme Enduro Stock Car feature event...
NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (July 8, 2004) - Point leader Fred Rahmer raced to his second Susquehanna Speedway Park Sprint Car feature win of the season on Thursday evening. In other racing action, Tom Johns claimed the Xtreme Enduro Stock Car feature event and Rodney Kistler won the Central PA Legends Cars event.
The 25-lap Sprint Car feature event saw three different leaders in the first three laps, but track point leader Fred Rahmer quickly showed he was the class of the field. Brent Kluge led the first lap before yielding to Eric Stambaugh on lap number two. Meanwhile Rahmer was blasting forward from the eighth starting spot. He slipped by Stambaugh to lead the third lap, and then drove away from the field. By the conclusion of the race, Rahmer had lapped all but the top six cars, and was on the tail of sixth place finisher Kluge. The $2,500 win was Rahmer's fifteenth overall this season, and his 20th career at SSP. Lance Dewease finished second in the feature event, with Stambaugh third. Greg Hodnett and Jim Siegel completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Kluge, Dave Cordier, Brian Leppo, Josh Wells, and Chad Jumper. Sprint heats went to Rahmer and Stambaugh.
Like the Sprint Car event, the 15-lap Central PA Legends Cars feature saw three different leaders. Andy Lupfer led the first lap before yielding the top spot to Ray Swank. Swank held on to the lead for eight laps til, Rodney Kistler took over. But, unlike the Sprint Car event, Kistler wasn't home free. Veteran racer Ronnie Dunstan, an SSP Late Model champion in the 1960's, caught Kistler with several laps remaining and applied heavy pressure to the finish. In the end it was Kistler the winner over Dunstan, Swank, Lupfer, and Jason Rochelle. Heats went to Dunstan and Rochelle.
After two weeks of terrible luck, Tom Johns started from the pole position and led every lap of the 20 lap Xtreme Enduro Stock Car feature event. Johns scored the win over Curtis Nichols, Matt Wampler, Charlie Pensinger and Alan Miller. Heats went to Johns and Larry Hare, with Nichols taking the Pepsi Dash.
The next race will be Thursday Night, July 15 as SSP hosts "Christmas in July" with a visit from Santa Claus and a toy scramble for all children. The One-on-One Street Legal Drags for $250 to win will also return. Prospective participants are advised to contact the speedway offices now to reserve a spot as entries are filling up fast and are limited. Racing divisions include the 410 Sprint Cars, Xtreme Enduro Stock Cars and the PA Four Cylinders.
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 beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m. 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. SSP will continue its Repeat Fan Discount in which there will be a $2.00 discount on general admission for each person with a ticket stub from the July 8 event only. For example, $2.00 off an Adult ticket for July 15 with and Adult ticket stub from the July 8 event. Pit pass prices are $20.00 with a reduced price of $18.00 for all track license holders. A track license is $25.00 for the year. The raindate will be Sunday night, July 18 with the same time schedule.
For more information, visit ww.sspracing.net or call the SSP home office at (717) 292-1696. 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. On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170.
SSP RESULTS FROM THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2004
410 SPRINT CAR FEATURE (25 laps) 1. Fred Rahmer 2. Lance Dewease 3. Eric Stambaugh 4. Greg Hodnett 5. Jim Siegel 6. Brent Kluge 7. Dave Cordier 8. Brian Leppo 9. Josh Wells 10. Chad Jumper 11. Scott Lutz 12. Doug Rohrbaugh 13. Michael Hamer 14. Jeff Taylor 15. Billy Heltzel 16. Mark Zellers 17. Peter Attard 18. Todd Zinn 19. Rory Janney DNS Mike Rabold, Lloyd Ettinger
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Kluge 1, Stambaugh 2 Rahmer 3-25
HEAT WINNERS: Rahmer, Stambaugh
XTREME ENDURO FEATURE (20 laps) 1. Tom Johns 2. Curtis Nichols 3. Matt Wampler 4. Charlie Pensinger 5. Alan Miller 6. Karl Windish 7. Brian Sanders 8. Tom Slanker 9. Bryon Sipe 10. Sam Rial 11. Matt Smith 12. Wayne Eurich 13. Adrian Barnhardt 14. Tony Tumas 15. Jason Failor 16. Bobby Glass Jr. 17. Ricky Hippensteel Jr. 18. Mike Goodwin 19. Shawn Arndt 20. Jerry Blauch 21. Larry Hare
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Johns 1-20
HEAT WINNERS: Johns, Hare
PEPSI CHALLENGE DASH WINNER: Nichols
CENTRAL PA LEGENDS CARS FEATURE (15 laps) 1. Rodney Kistler 2. Ronnie Dunstan 3. Ray Swank 4. Andy Lupfer 5. Jason Rochelle 6. Ed Wentz 7. Randy Fetterhoff 8. Randy Kissinger 9. Bob Murray 10. Greg Burd 11. Harry Garber 12. Paul Fitzsimmons 13. Denny Rothermel 14. Allen Felix 15. Ron Cooper 16. Jim Black 17. Bob Lash 18. Bill Harris 19. Zach Dieter 20. Darryl Bloom DNS Josh Morrow
LAP LEADERS Lupfer 1, Swank 2-9, Kistler 10-15
HEAT WINNERS Dunstan, Rochelle