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Inaugural Super Sportsman Championship at SSP Sunday

For the championship race, there will be 12 automatic qualifiers for the event determined by the winners of the following events: 1) Silver Spring (Sat., May 28 – Craig Morrow); 2) SSP (Sun., May 29 – Russ Mitten); 3) SSP (Sun., June 5 – Dave Calaman); 4) Port Royal (Wed., June 15 – Pat Cannon); 5) SSP (Sun., June 19 – Rich Eichelberger); 6) Williams Grove (Fri., June 24 – Danny Hager); 7) Silver Spring (Sat., July 2 – Billy Schoffstall); 8) SSP (Sun., July 3 – Frankie Herr); 9) Lincoln (Wed., July 20 – Carmen Perigo Jr.); 10) SSP (Sun., July 24 – Gregg Foster); 11) SSP (Sun., Aug. 14 – Aaron Eichelberger); 12) SSP (Sun., Aug. 21 – Bob Fannasy). The remainder of the field for the championship will qualify through heats and a last chance race. The heats will be lined up by overall point standings with the highest point non-qualifier starting on the pole of the 1st heat and so on.

The 12 qualifiers will compete in two-(2) six-car dash races to determine the starting spots for the top 12 starting spots. The dash races will be 4 laps. The starting positions for dash one will be Craig Morrow, Dave Calaman, Rich Eichelberger, Billy Schoffstall, Carmen Perigo Jr., and Aaron Eichelberger. Dash two will lineup as follows: Russ Mitten, Pat Cannon, Danny Hager, Frankie Herr, Gregg Foster and Bob Fannasy. The finish of dash one will determine the starting positions for the inside of the first rows and dash two will be the outside of the first six rows.

All 75 laps counted for the feature event will be green flag laps only. At lap 50, all cars will be permitted to go to the pit area for 10 minutes. At this time, teams will be permitted to make necessary changes to the car including fuel, gears, tires, shocks, etc. Any car not returning to the track at the expiration of 10 minutes will be relegated to the rear of the field (in front of lapped cars only if that car was not one lap down). All Trail Motors Super Sportsman Series events at SSP will require the use of Hoosier Tires on all four corners with a Hoosier 105/18-15 plated (HTMA or HTE) right rear spec tire.

Also racing on Sunday will be the Silver Springs Street Stocks paying $400 to win and the Four Cylinders. This will also be the final point event of the season for the Trail Motors Super Sportman and the Street Stocks.

Gates open on Sunday in the pit area and grandstands at 5:00 p.m. Warm-ups begin at 7:00 p.m. with racing beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand ticket prices are Adults (18 & older) $15.00; Teens (13-17) $8.00; Children (6-12) $4.00; and Children (5 & under) are free. SSP will continue its Repeat Fan Discount in which there will be a $2.00 discount for each person on September 4 with a ticket stub from the August 21, August 25 or September 1 events only. Returning fans are encouraged to write their name, address and phone number on the back of the stub to be entered into special drawings during the season for great prizes. Last season, the grand prize was two tickets for the October NASCAR race at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. Pit pass prices are $25.00 with a reduced price of $22.00 for all track licensee holders.

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. The speedway website is located at www.sspracing.net. For more information, contact the speedway offices at (717) 292-1696 or email toddafish@aol.com. On raceday, fans are encouraged to call (717) 938-9170 for current weather conditions.

SSP News and Notes

- The next event at SSP will be on Saturday, September 24 with the Newberry Community Fair and Smashfest ’05. The Newberry Community Fair Day begin with opening ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. There will be plenty of fun for the entire family with lots of rides (Ferris wheel, Giant Slide, Swings, Fun House and more), food vendors, helicopter rides, horse drawn hay rides, tractor hay rides, Monster Truck rides, games, music, fire company displays, antique tractor display, exotic petting zoo, presentations, crafts and more. Plus the Inaugural York County Radio Control Car Nationals presented by Bumps and Jumps will take place on the speedway’s frontstretch from 9:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m. More than 100 entries are expected.

Then on Saturday night, Smashfest ‘05 will begin at 7:00 p.m. featuring the “Black Jack” Monster Truck Car Crunch, Big Car and Small Car Smashmasters Demolition Derbies, Four Cylinder Roll Over Contest, XTREME Motorcycle Jumper, Mini Van Novelty Race and “Go Til Ya Blow” Race and GIGANTIC FIREWORKS DISPLAY ending the show. The Big Car Demolition Derby will pay $1,000 to win.

Gates open for Smashfest ‘05 in the pit area and grandstands at 5:00 p.m. with the show beginning promptly at 7:00 p.m. Grandstand ticket prices are Adults (18 & older) $12.00; Teens (13-17) $8.00; Children (6-12) $4.00; and Children (5 & under) are free. Pit pass prices are $20.00. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 25. Admission for the Community Fair is free.

- On Saturday afternoon, October 1, the Susquehanna Speedway Park will host the Pumpkin 200 Enduro race. As a bonus attraction, the Great American School Buses and Mini Vans will take to the track before the 200 lap Enduro event. Fans will also be given complimentary school bus rides around the track at 12:30 p.m. The Enduro event will follow the specifications for the Xtreme Stock Car division that ran weekly at SSP during the 2005 season. The Pumpkin 200 event will be 200 laps regardless of the number of entries. The purse payout will be based on entry numbers and a payout can be found at the end of this release.

Pre-entry for the event is encouraged but not mandatory. A Pre-entry fee is $50.00 and must be postmarked by Tuesday, September 27, 2005. All entries postmarked on or after September 28, 2005 will be $75.00. Entries will be taken on the day of the event. The starting positions for the Turkey 200 will be aligned through a blind draw at the pit gate on the day of the event. As a special bonus, all pre-entrants will be able to draw a second time for a starting position if he or she does not like their first draw for position. However, the entrant must take the second drawn spot regardless of whether or not it is a better starting position. Entry forms may be found at www.sspracing.net or contact (717) 292-1696 and leave an address or fax number for an entry.

- The SSP Haunted Hayrides originally scheduled for October 14/15, October 21/22 and October 28/29 have been cancelled.

- “The Candy Bowl” has been scheduled for Saturday, October 29 at 4:00 p.m. This event will feature the wingless ARDC Midgets, Silver Springs Street Stocks, Legends Cars, Lincoln Thundercars, Mini Vans, W.O.W. (Women on Wheels) in both Xtreme Stocks and School Buses, XSC Rookie Rumble. All divisions will be features only with extended laps with the exception of the midgets. The ARDC Midgets will have qualifying races as well. One more division may be added and will be announced in the near future. After the event, all teams are encouraged to stay for trick or treating in the pits with all kids in costumes. All kids in costumes will be admitted free to the races.

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