Leppo Wins on SSP's 51st Anniversary Night Newberrytown, Pa (May 19, 2005)...Brian Leppo raced to victory in the 25-lap Sprint Car feature at Susquehanna Speedway Park on Thursday evening's 51st Anniversary program. In other action, Mike ...
Leppo Wins on SSP's 51st Anniversary Night
Newberrytown, Pa (May 19, 2005)...Brian Leppo raced to victory in the 25-lap Sprint Car feature at Susquehanna Speedway Park on Thursday evening's 51st Anniversary program. In other action, Mike Goodwin won the rain shortened 18-lap feature for the Xtreme Stock Cars. The Legends Cars feature event was postponed by the rain and will be made up when the Legends Cars return on Sunday, June 19 with double features for them that night.
Leppo started from the pole position in the Sprint Car feature and took an immediate lead. While Leppo was leading, defending track champion Fred Rahmer was working his way forward from the 12th starting spot. While Rahmer did catch Leppo, he was never able to make a serious challenge, and Leppo went on to score his first SSP win of the season, and second of his career.J
Rahmer had to settle for second, with Jeff Shepard coming back from a first lap tangle to claim third. Jason Johnson made a late race pass of Alan Krimes for fourth, with Krimes fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett, Bobby Weaver, Glenndon Forsythe, and Cory Haas. Heats went to Leppo and Brent Kluge, while Chris Meleason took the consolation race.
Goodwin became the first repeat winner this season in the Xtreme Stock Car event taking the lead from Bryon Sipe on the15th lap of an event that was shortened by two laps because of rain. Sipe finished second with last week's winner Larry Hughes Jr. coming from the 30th starting spot for third. Adam Smith and Ronnie Thomas completed the top five. Heats went to Sipe and Thomas, with Hughes taking the Pepsi Dash.
The. next race at SSP will be Thursday night, May 19 with the SABKO Enterprises Twin 20's for Sprint Cars along with the Xtreme Stock Cars and the Great American School Buses. The first 20-lap Sprint Car feature will be for drivers who have never won a sprint car feature event at SSP. This feature will pay $1,000 to the winner. The second 20-lap Sprint Car feature will feature drivers who have won a sprint car feature and the remainder of the twenty car field will be filled out with the top finishers of the first 20 lapper. This feature will pay $2,000. A driver has the opportunity to make $3,000 by winning both events.
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 May 19 event only. For example, $2.00 off an Adult ticket for May 26 with and Adult ticket stub from the May 19 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, May 19, 2005
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (25 laps): q. Brian Leppo 2. Fred Rahmer 3.Jeff Shepard 4. Jason Johnson 5. Alan Krimes 6. Lance Dewease 7. Greg Hodnett 8. Bobby Weaver 9. Glenndon Forsythe 10. Cory Haas 11. Chris Meleason 12. Blane Heimbach 13. Scott Lutz 14. Jimmy Callahan Jr. 15. Chad Jumper 16. Johnny Mackison Jr. 17. Dave Cordier 18. Brent Kluge 19. Eric Stambaugh 20. Judi Bates
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Leppo 1-25
HEAT WINNERS: Leppo, Kluge
CONSOLATION WINNER: Meleason
XTREME STOCK CAR FEATURE (20 laps): . 1. Mike Goodwin 2. Bryon Sipe 3. Larry Hughes Jr. 4. Adam Smith 5. Ronnie Thomas 6. Charles Schomann 7. Steve Clemens 8. Charlie Pensinger 9. Mark Krone 10.Jerry BlauchJ11. Karl Windish 12. Mark Vegh 13. John Hiden Jr. 14. Eric Snoke 15. Mike Mixell 16. Barclay Wilson 17. Brian Shue 18. Tom Slanker 19. Wayne Eurich 20. Phil Mudd 21. Brian Sanders 22. David Wilhelm 23. Daryl Beckler 24. Jason Failor 25. Nathan Heindle 26. Matt Mixell 27. Gene Lentz Jr. 28. Trevor Stark DNS Bob Bender Jr., Rich Lomman, Sam Rial
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Sipe 1-14, Goodwin 15-18
HEAT WINNERS: Sipe, Thomas
DASH WINNER: Hughes
LEGENDS CARS FEATURE (15 laps): Rained out -- will be run on Sunday, June 19
HEAT WINNERS: Randy Kissinger, Ronnie Dunstan, Butch Brough