NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (September 23, 2004) -- Greg Hodnett closed the 2004 Sprint Car season at Susquehanna Speedway Park with his fourth win of the season. In other action Larry Hughes Jr. won the Xtreme Enduro Stock Car feature event. Hodnett ...
NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (September 23, 2004) -- Greg Hodnett closed the 2004 Sprint Car season at Susquehanna Speedway Park with his fourth win of the season. In other action Larry Hughes Jr. won the Xtreme Enduro Stock Car feature event.
Hodnett started ninth in the 25-lap Sprint Car feature event, but chased tenth place starter Lance Dewease up through the field. Dewease took the lead from race long leader Brent Kluge on the eighth lap, but lost the top spot to Hodnett on the 11th circuit. Hodnett stayed in front through the remainder of the distance to best Dewease for the $2500 victory. The win was Hodnett's sixth career SSP win. The win also kept Hodnett third in the final point standings.
Dewease finished second to claim second spot in the points, with 12th starter, and 2004 SSP point champion Fred Rahmer third. Blane Heimbach came from the 14th starting spot to take fourth, with Dave Cordier Jr. fifth. Rounding out the top ten were Josh Wells, Eric Stambaugh, Cory Haas, Kevin Nouse, and Scott Lutz. Heats went to Wells, Dewease and Rahmer, with Stambaugh taking the consolation event.
Hughes started fourth in the 20-lap Xtreme Enduro Stock Car feature, and took the lead from Greg Miller on the third lap. Hughes outdistanced the field in the non stop contest, with Alan Miller getting second. Pat Hires, Mike Goodwin, and Bob Bender completed the top five. Heats went to Hughes and Ronnie Thomas, with Goodwin taking the Pepsi Challenge Dash. With his eighth place finish Charlie Pensinger wrapped up the 2004 Xtreme Enduro Stock Car point title.
Thursday night's event marked the final race of the 2004 regular season for the Susquehanna Speedway Park. A longer distance enduro race is tentatively planned for Saturday afternoon, November 20. Details and entry forms will be released within the next few weeks.
There is no racing scheduled for the month of October at SSP as a Haunted Hayride will take place on Fridays & Saturdays, October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30. This one mile trip around the SSP property will provide thrills and chills for all ages. The highlight of the ride will be the action in the haunted woods behind the track. Advance tickets and group reservations are encouraged and available by calling (717) 292-1696. Rides for children will begin 0x8bf5r before dusk and the last ride will be at 11:00 p.m.
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, September 23, 2004
410 SPRINT CAR FEATURE (25 laps) 1. Greg Hodnett 2. Lance Dewease 3. Fred Rahmer 4. Blane Heimbach 5. Dave Cordier 6. Josh Wells 7. Eric Stambaugh 8. Cory Haas 9. Kevin Nouse 10. Scott Lutz 11. Pat Cooper 12. Brent Kluge 13. TJ Stutts 14. Chad Trout 15. Todd Zinn 16. Jeff Taylor 17. Brian Leppo 18. Bob Bennett 19. Ryan Lynn 20. Mike Rabold 21. Michael Hamer 22. Jim Siegel 23. Lloyd Ettinger 24. Chris Meleason DNQ Jerry Speck, Billy Heltzel
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Kluge 1-7 Dewease 8-10, Hodnett 11-25
HEAT WINNERS: Wells, Dewease, Rahmer
CONSY WINNER Stambaugh
XTREME ENDURO FEATURE (20 laps) 1. Larry Hughes Jr., 2. Alan Miller 3. Pat Hires 4. Mike Goodwin 5. Bob Bender 6. Greg Miller 7. Matt Wampler 8. Charlie Pensinger 9. Sam Rial 10. Karl Windish 11. Tom Johns 12. Ronnie Thomas 13. Travis Horan 14. Mike Odwazny 15. Jim Gross 16. Adrian Barnhardt 17. Jim Rial 18. Jerry Blauch 19. Wayne Eurich 20. Harold Ebaugh 21. Mike Mixell 22. Zack Beck 23. David Wilhelm 24. Curtis Nichols 25. Charles Schomann 26. Tony Tumas 27. Ricky Hippensteel Jr. 28. Matt Smith 29. Andrew Frye 30. Brian Sanders 31. Brian Spencer 32. Jason Failor DNS Gerald Barnes, Rich Lomman
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: G. Miller 1-2, Hughes 3-20
HEAT WINNERS:Hughes, Thomas
PEPSI CHALLENGE DASH WINNER: Goodwin