Susquehanna results 2004-08-15

NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (August 15, 2004) - Kenny Adams made a surprise visit to his old stomping grounds pay off with a win in the 25-lap Trail Motors 358/360 Sprint Car Open Challenge at Susquehanna Speedway Park Sunday on Sunday evening. In other ...

NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (August 15, 2004) - Kenny Adams made a surprise visit to his old stomping grounds pay off with a win in the 25-lap Trail Motors 358/360 Sprint Car Open Challenge at Susquehanna Speedway Park Sunday on Sunday evening. In other action Ronnie Thomas claimed his first Xtreme Enduro Stock Car feature win of the season.

Adams, who moved to Malibar, Fla. a few years ago, was heading home from a rained out event in Madison, N.C. (311 Speedway) when he received a call that an aunt had passed away in Pennsylvania. He turned around and headed north, discovering when he arrived that the Trail Motors Open Challenge race had been rained out on Thursday and was postponed to Sunday evening.

Making the best of a bad situation, Adams moved forward from his ninth starting spot to take the lead from race long leader Josh Weller of Mertztown on the 16th lap. From that point he was home free to his eighth career SSP win.

Weller finished second followed by Blane Heimbach. Alan Krimes and Mike Bittinger completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Kyle Purks, Kramer Williamson, Cliff Brian, TJ Stutts, and Keith Prutzman. Heats for the 41 cars went to Chad Trout, Krimes, Heimbach, and Weller. Adam Wilt won the consolation.

Ronnie Thomas started seventh in the 20 lap Xtreme Enduro feature and became the third different leader when he took over the top spot on lap seven. From there Thomas went on to defeat Tom Johns for his first career SSP win. Tom Slanker, Charlie Pensinger, and Mike Goodwin completed the top five. Heats went to Bryon Sipe and Slanker, with Pat Hires taking the Pepsi Challenge Dash.

The next race will be Thursday Night, August 19 as SSP hosts the Pepsi Hot August Nights featuring a Camera and Autograph Session for fans to meet their favorite drivers along with their cars at the beginning of the night. Along with the 410 Sprint Cars, the Xtreme Enduro Stock Cars and the Legends Cars will be in action. 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 August 15 event only. For example, $2.00 off an Adult ticket for August 19 with and Adult ticket stub from the August 15 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, August 22 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 SUNDAY, August 15, 2004

TRAIL MOTORS 358/360 SPRINT CAR OPEN CHALLENGE FEATURE (25 laps):  1.
Kenny Adams  2. Josh Weller  3. Blane Heimbach  4. Alan Krimes  5. Mike
Bittinger  6. Kyle Purks  7. Kramer Williamson  8. Cliff Brian  9. TJ
Stutts  10. Keith Prutzman  11. Scott Lutz  12. Billy Dietrich   13.
Aaron Long  14. Cory Haas  15. Steve Clabaugh  16. Rusty Pressley  17.
Gary Gollub  18. Adam Wilt  19. Matt Gerber  20. Jeff Rohrbaugh  21. Chad
Trout  22. Justin Zimmerman  23. Brad McClelland  24. Dave Neuman

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Weller 1-15, Adams 16-25
HEATS WINNERS: Trout, Krimes, Heimbach, Weller
CONSOLOATION WINNER: Wilt

XTREME ENDURO FEATURE (20 laps):  1. Ronnie Thomas  2. Tom Johns  3. Tom
Slanker 4. Charlie Pensinger  5. Mike Goodwin  6. Matt Smith 7. Alan
Miller  8. Bryon Sipe 9. Pat Hires  10. Rob Pyle  11. Karl Windish  12.
Raymond Repp  13. Sam Rial  14. Jerry Blauch 15. Rich Lomman  16. Jim
Erdbrink  17. Ricky Hippensteel Jr.  18. Brian Lomman  19. Travis Horan
20. Jason Failor  21. Les Scrivens  22. Adrian Barnhardt  23. Gerald
Barnes  24. Bobby Glass Jr.  25. Brian Sanders  DNS Barry Fahs

FEATURE LAP LEADERS:  Sipe 1-3, Repp 4-6, Thomas 7-20

HEAT WINNERS: Sipe, Slanker
PEPSI DASH WINNER: Hires

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Series Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Matthew Smith , Kenny Adams , Mike Goodwin
Teams Williams