Dewease Claims First SSP Sprint Car Win of the Season Thursday Newberrytown, PA (June 16, 2005) -- Lance Dewease got his first Susquehanna Speedway Park Sprint Car win of the season on Thursday evening. Larry Hughes Jr. won his second Xtreme...
Dewease Claims First SSP Sprint Car Win of the Season Thursday
Newberrytown, PA (June 16, 2005) -- Lance Dewease got his first Susquehanna Speedway Park Sprint Car win of the season on Thursday evening. Larry Hughes Jr. won his second Xtreme Stock feature of the year. In Penn Mar Vintage Racing Bob Campbell won the Modified portion of the event, while Willie Brymesser was the Sportsman winner. Johnny Mackison Jr. took the Beerhill Gang sponsored Sprint Car "Wheelie" contest.
Dewease started fourth in the 25-lap Sprint Car feature, but wasted no time getting to the front. Dewease had the lead before a lap was completed, a never looked back. With just one caution flag to slow the pace, Dewease opened a large lead over a heated multi car battle for othe top positions. Dewease's win was his 11th career triumph at SSP.
Eric Stambaugh ended up with the second position at the end, with Brian Leppo third. Brent Kluge and Jason Johnson completed the top five with Fred Rahmer and Greg Hodnett close behind. Bobby Wevaer came back from an opening lap spin to take eighth with Alan Krimes and Glenndon Forsythe completing the top five. Heats went to Johnson and Rahmer
Hughes win in the 20-lap nonstop Xtreme Stock feature came in a record time of 8:04.77. Tom Slanker led the first four laps, and then held on to finish second. Mike Goodwin, Ronnie Thomas and Karl Windish completed the top five. Heats went to Slanker and David Wilhelm, with Smoke Christine taking the Pepsi Dash.
Bob Campbell took the lead from Larry Felty on the fifth of 12 laps and went on to win his second Penn Mar Vintage event at SSP this season.JJeff Gamble finished second with Tom Swanger, Bryan Brooks, and Felty in the top five. Willie Brymesser finished seventh overall in the feature event, but was the winner of the Sportsman Class. Heats went to Campbell in the modifeds, and Paul Bacchus in the sportsman.
The next race at SSP will be Sunday night, June 19 with the Trail Motors Super Sportsman Series will continue on Sunday, June 19 paying $1,000 to the winner (Sportsman Tour Purse for the remainder of the field -- 24 starters / 20 laps). Also featured for the first time ever is Vandamonium on Father's Day. This will be Mini Van racing presented by York Haven Auto Sales. Also on the card will be the Street Stocks and two features for the Legends Cars. This is a great way to treat your father to a night of fun and entertainment. The rain date for this event is Sunday, June 26.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 June 5 or June 16 events only. For example, $2.00 off an Adult ticket for June 19 with and Adult ticket stub from the June 5 or June 16 events.
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, June 16, 2005
Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Lance Dewease, 2. Eric Stambaugh 3. Brian Leppo 4. Brent Kluge 5. Jason Johnson 6. Fred Rahmer 7. Greg Hodnett 8. Bobby Weaver 9. Alan Krimes 10. Glenndon Forsythe 11. Blane Heimbach 12. Mike Rabold 13. Chris Meleason 14. Pat Cooper 15. Doug Rohrbaugh 16. Mike Mansfield 17. Chad Jumper 18. Steve Poploski 19. Johnny Mackison Jr. 20 Karl Baker
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Dewease
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Johnson, Rahmer
Xtreme Stock Cars Feature (20 laps): 1. Larry Hughes 2. Tom Slanker 3. Mike Goodwin 4. Ronnie Thomas 5. Karl Windish 6. Smoke Christine 7. Rick Reinoehl 8. Trevor Stark 9. Sam Rial 10. David Wilhelm 11. Adam Smith 12. Brian Sanders 13. Matt Wampler 14. Bryon Sipe 15. Ricky Hippensteel 16. Steve Clemens 17. Jerry Blauch 18. Tony Tumas 19. Bill Fulton 20. Rich Lomman 21. Chris Mudd 22. Daryl Beakler 23. Nate Heindel 24. Virgil Cain 25. Terry Myers 26. Ken Johns 27. Charlie Pensinger DNS Brian Lomman, John Hiden Jr., Gerald Barnes, Les Scrivens Jr., Duane Prowell, Matt Newcomber
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Slanker 1-4, Hughes 5-20
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Slanker, Wilhelm
PEPSI DASH: Christine
Penn Mar Vintage Club Car Feature (12 laps): 1. Bob Campbell 2. Jeff Gamble 3. Tom Swanger 4. Bryan Brooks 5. Larry Felty 6. Stew Wenrich 7. (1) Willie Brymesser 8. (2) Paul Bacchus 9. (3) Bill Spencer 10. Terry High 11.(4) Craig Coghill 12. Rob Casti DNS Pete Cobb, Paul Hoffman
FEATURE LAP LEADER:Felty 1-4, Campbell 5-12
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Campbell, Bacchus
Beer Hill Gang Wheelie Contest: 1. Johnny Mackison Jr.