3/20/04, Selinsgrove, PA -- After postponement of it's March 19 and 20 programs due to last Tuesday's snowstorm, Selinsgrove Speedway will make another attempt to start the 2004 racing season this weekend. The third edition of the Susquehanna...
3/20/04, Selinsgrove, PA -- After postponement of it's March 19 and 20 programs due to last Tuesday's snowstorm, Selinsgrove Speedway will make another attempt to start the 2004 racing season this weekend. The third edition of the Susquehanna Valley 410 Sprint Series will kickoff this Friday night, March 26 at 8 PM followed by the regular season opener for the Cindy Rowe Sprint Cars, pro stocks and roadrunners on Saturday at 6 PM.
Originally slated to include six dates, Friday's show will now be the first of five big 410 series events at the fast half-mile in the 2004. The pro stock division will also compete with gates opening at 6 PM and warm ups scheduled for 7:30.
The 410 Sprint Cars will compete in a 25-lap feature paying $2,500 to win and $250 to start while the pro stocks will race for $300 to win in a 15-lap main. Drivers will draw for starting spots.
So far this season, Greg Hodnett of Memphis, Tenn., has dominated 410 competition in the region. After winning an early February race in Florida, Hodnett has won the first trio of events held at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, making him a three-time winner in seven events staged in the area to date. Hodnett picked up two of the four series events held at Selinsgrove last year and he will enter competition Friday night.
Others expected to participate in the series opener include defending series champion Chad Layton of Harrisburg, Blane Heimbach of Selinsgrove, TJ Stutts of Liverpool, last year's series opener winner Mark Smith of Newville and many others.
Gates for Saturday's first regular season show will open at 4 PM.