SMITH PICKS UP FEATURE VICTORY IN SSP SPRINT CAR ACTION NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (April 28, 2004) -- Mark Smith from Tower City picked up his first Susquehanna Speedway Park win of the season on Thursday evening. In other action, Mike Goodwin won the ...
SMITH PICKS UP FEATURE VICTORY IN SSP SPRINT CAR ACTION
NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (April 28, 2004) -- Mark Smith from Tower City picked up his first Susquehanna Speedway Park win of the season on Thursday evening. In other action, Mike Goodwin won the Xtreme Stock Car feature, Kurt Welsh won in Classic Cars action and Ken Johns was victorious in the One-on-One Street Car Drags.
Smith's win in the 25-lap Sprint Car feature was his second career SSP win, and first of the season. Smith took over the top spot on 15th lap when race lonbg leader Fred Rahmer suffered a flat tire. Rahmer, who started second outgunned polesitter Erin Crocker at the start and held sway until his misfortune. Once in front, Smith was able to keep a slim margin over Jeff Shepard to the finish.
Last week's winner Greg Hodnett finished third with Blane Heimbach and opening night winner Jason Johnson in the top five. Lance Dewease finished sixth with Rahmer charging back for seventh. Kevin Nouse, Eric Stambaugh and Josh Wells completed the top ten. Heats went to Smith, Nouse and Heimbach, with Brent Kluge taking the consy.
Goodwin won a wild four car battle to claim the 20 lap Xtreme Stock event. At the finish Goodwin, who started 12th, just edged last week's winner David Wilhelm, who had charged to the front from the 34th starting spot. Gene Knaub and Charlie Pensinger were third and fourth, and crashed just past the finish line. Matt Wampler completed the top five. Smoke Christine and Bryon sipe had exchanged the lead several times early in the race before both suffered mechanical problems. Heats went to Christine and Knaub, with Wilhelm winning the dash.
Welsh led all 20 laps of the Northeast Classic car feature, but hed to fend off his father in law Bill Brown Sr. at the finish. Jamie Lloyd, Joe Crocker, and Fred Cullum completed the top five. Heats went to Brown and Welsh.
Johns, driving a 1985 Pontiac station wagon outgunned the Mustang of butch Richcreek Jr. in the final race to claim the $250 One-on-One Street Drags.
The next race at SSP will be Thursday night, May 5 with Mother's Appreciation Night featuring the Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stock Cars, Legends Cars and the first appearance of the W.O.W. (Women on Wheels). Gates open in the pit area and grandstands at 5:00 p.m. Warmups begin at 7:00 p.m. with racing beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m. SSP will continue its Repeat Fan Discount in which there will be a $2.00 discount for each person with a ticket stub from the April 28 event only. For example, $2.00 off an Adult ticket for May 5 with and Adult ticket stub from the April 28 event. Returning fans are encouraged to write their name, address and phone number on the back of the stub to be entered into special drawings to be held during the season for great prizes. Last season, the grand prize was two tickets to the NASCAR race in October at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. Pit pass prices are $20.00 with a reduced price of $18.00 for all track license holders.
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, April 28, 2005
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (25 laps): q. Mark Smith, 2. Jeff Shepard, 3. Greg Hodnett, 4. Blane Heimbach, 5. Jason Johnson, 6. Lance Dewease, 7. Fred Rahmer, 8. Kevin Nouse, 9. Eric Stambaugh, 10. Josh Wells, 11. Alan Krimes, 12. Glendon Forsythe, 13. Erin Crocker, 14. Brian Leppo, 15. Mark Freeland, 16. Judi Bates, 17. Brent Kluge, 18. Chad Jumper, 19. Scott Lutz, 20. Johnny Mackison Jr.; DNQ -- Phil Walter, Todd Zinn, Jimmy Callahan Jr., Steve Poploski, Billy Hetzel Jr., Cory Haas, Pat Cooper
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Rahmer 1-14, Smith 15-25
HEAT WINNERS: Smith, Nouse, Heimbach
CONSOLATION WINNER: Kluge
XTREME STOCK CAR FEATURE (20 laps): 1.Mike Goodwin 2. David Wilhelm 3. Gene Knaub 4. Charlie Pensinger 5. Matt Wampler 6. Tommy Slanker 7. Karl Windish 8. Jerry Blauch 9. Charles Schomann 10. Wayne Eurich 11. Matt Smith 12. Daryl Beakler 13. Alan Miller 14. Adam Smith 15. Mike Mixell 16. Harry Sipe 17. John Hiden Jr. 18. Travis Horan 19. Brian Sanders 20. Tom Johns 21. Chris Mudd 22. Jason Failor 23. Eric Snoak 24.Nate Heindel 25. Travis Stark 26. Sam Rial 27. Bryon Sipe 28. Andrew Frye 29. Smoke Christine s0. Adrian Barnhardt 31. Matt Mixell 32. Larry Hughes Jr. 33. Gerald Barnes DNS Bill Fulton
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Christine 1-4, 12-13, B. Sipe 5-11, 14, Goodwin
HEAT WINNERS: Christine, Knaub
PEPSI DASH WINNER: Wilhelm
CLASSIC CAR FEATURE (20 laps): 1. Kurt Welsh, 2. Bill Brown, 3. Jamie Lloyd, 4. Jim Crocker, 5. Fred Cullum, 6. Mike Schultz, 7. Jack Yingling, 8. Jerry Pownall, 9. Rob Bellow, 10. Joe Snodgrass, 11. Al Daniels, 12. Alan Cullum, 13. Mark Jago, 14. Rick Blizzard, 15. Daryl Winkler
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Welsh 1-20.
HEAT WINNERS: Brown, Welsh
ONE-ON-ONE STREET CAR DRAGS WINNER: Ken Johns