Earns $10,000 Final Showdown win.
NEWBERRYTOWN: Momentum isn't just reserved for the stick and ball sports. It also pertains to Sprint Car drivers and teams. Danny Dietrich has been on a tear the second half of the season. He has visited Victory Lane 10 times since July 29 and ballooned his season win total to 15 heading into the season finale. And the domination continued Saturday.
Of course, it comes as no surprise. Dietrich has been the class of the division at Susquehanna Speedway Park this season and added to his season win total with momentum clinching victory in the Final Showdown. The win was Dietrich's 16th of the year, a big number a sport draped in parity. This one was worth a nice $10,000 payday.
"It gives us a lot of momentum going into the offseason," Dietrich said. "Not just with the crew, but also the car owner and all of our sponsors. "We are just fortunate that everyone is clicking ... the program, everyone that supplies us with products and crew. You put it all together, and we were able to combine to have that many wins. There was also a lot of luck involved."
Pre-Entry List Released for the Last 410 Winged Sprint Car Race in the U.S.
Newberrytown, PA (November 13, 2014) – On Saturday afternoon, November 14, the Susquehanna Speedway Park will host The Final Showdown for the 410 Sprint Cars in the Central PA area as well as the entire United States for 2015. Also included in this special program will be the popular 358 Sprint Cars. The raindate will be Sunday, November 15, but is not expected to be used with clear weather forecasted for Saturday. Last year, Greg Hodnett (410) and Chase Dietz (358) were the event winners.
The 410 Sprint Car feature event will be 30-laps and pay the winner $10,000 if the driver is pre-entered on or before Monday, November 9. Anyone entering the event on Tuesday, November 10 or after will receive $5,000-to-win. The race will also pay $300 to start the feature. Tow money ($50.00) for non-qualifying drivers will only be paid to those who pre-entered before November 9. For the 410 Sprint Cars, mufflers WILL NOT be required. All other rules of the Central PA 410 Sprint Cars will prevail for this event including the current Central PA Hoosier tire rule. Raceivers will be mandatory.
The 410 Super Sprint Cars will qualify in time trials with the top six automatically qualifying for the 30-lap feature. The top six will be inverted for the feature and will not attempt to qualify through the heat races. The remaining cars will qualify for the 30-lapper through heat races and last chance races.
The 358 Sprint Car feature event will be 20-laps and pay the winner $2,000 if they are pre-entered on or before Monday, November 9. Anyone entering the event on Tuesday, November 10 or after will receive $1,500-to-win. The race will also now pay and increased amount of $200 to start the feature. Tow money ($50.00) for non-qualifying drivers will only be paid to those who pre-entered before November 10. The tire rule will be the same used at the regular PA 358 Sprint Car tracks. All other rules of the Central PA 358 Sprint Cars will prevail for this event. Mufflers are not required for the 358 Sprint Cars. Raceivers will be mandatory.
Next Test & Tune on Wednesday, October 21
Newberrytown, PA (October 18, 2015) – Three rain showers after the gates opened forced the cancellation of the 410 Sprint Car and IMCA PA Sprint Show at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Sunday night. Thirty (30) 410 Sprint Cars and twenty-four (24) IMCA PA Sprints were in attendance in the pits when the racing events were cancelled.
All 410 Sprint Drivers may use their rain checks for a free entry ($50 value) into the Final Showdown scheduled for November 14. Entry forms will be mailed out to these drivers and they will pay nothing upon return of their entry form along with the rain check. In order to receive the free entry, the entry forms must be received by Monday, November 9. Exchanges for free entry will not be received at the gate on the day of the race or after November 9 by mail.
NEWBERRYTOWN: It didn't take long for Scott Gobrecht to put his stamp on the future of Susquehanna Speedway Park. Gobrecht purchased the Newberrytown oval in early September from Todd and Rhonda Fisher. Since then, he has hired Kasey Kahne Racing's Kolten Gouse to be the general manager and took over the Williams Grove Saturday night series to be the staple racing program. Now, he is upping the ante.
When fans walk into Susquehanna Speedway next season, they will be greeted by aluminum bleachers. Gobrecht recently purchased seating from Daytona International Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. The plan is to install the new seating after the November 14 Final Showdown, which pays $10,000 to the winner of the Sprint Car feature.
"It was something we definitely weren't planning to do now," Gobrecht said. "But the more time I spent here, the more I felt something needed to be done.
Next Test & Tune on Wednesday, October 14
Newberrytown, PA (September 30, 2015) – The next Wednesday night Test & Tune will be on Wednesday, October 14. The gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with practice sessions rotating for each class from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $14.00 per person for pit passes and a $20.00 fee for each racecar entering the pit area ($34.00 per car & driver combination). Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with open track time from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. by class. Each session will be 6 – 8 laps per session. The grandstands are open and free to the public. Each class will receive 4 to 5 rounds of 6/8 laps each or more if time permits. The main concession stand will also be open throughout the night.
The 410 Super Sprint Cars return to SSP on Sunday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m. along with the IMCA PA Sprint Series for the Sunday Night Sprint Car Special.
Next Test & Tune on Wednesday, October 14
Newberrytown, PA (September 30, 2015) – The Wednesday Night Test & Tune scheduled for September 30 at the Susquehanna Speedway Park has been cancelled due to weather and heavily saturated grounds.
The next Wednesday night Test & Tune will be on Wednesday, October 14. The gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with practice sessions rotating for each class from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $14.00 per person for pit passes and a $20.00 fee for each racecar entering the pit area ($34.00 per car & driver combination). Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. with open track time from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. by class. Each session will be 6 – 8 laps per session. The grandstands are open and free to the public. Each class will receive 4 to 5 rounds of 6/8 laps each or more if time permits. The main concession stand will also be open throughout the night.
The 410 Super Sprint Cars return to SSP on Sunday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m. along with the IMCA PA Sprint Series.
Good owners know how to put the right people in place. It's one of the major keys to running a successful business. Race tracks are no exception. And Scott Gobrecht, the new owner of Susquehanna Speedway Park, believes he has the perfect guy to carry out his vision. After phone calls and lengthy discussions, Gobrecht has selected Kolten Gouse to be the general manager at Susquehanna Speedway Park. Gouse will roll up his sleeves and tackle the new project after the November World Finals in Charlotte.
"I had an opportunity to work with Kolten the last couple of years with the National Open Benefit," Gobrecht said. "I see in him a passion for the sport. "The experience he has traveling the country over the last decade, seeing different facilities and how track owners do things, I think this is a great opportunity to put someone with that knowledge in place at Susquehanna Speedway Park." Gouse has no prior racetrack promoting experience. But that doesn't mean he is naive to the inner workings of the sport.
Next Test & Tune on Wednesday, September 30
Newberrytown, PA (September 20, 2015) – Greg Hodnett of Thomasville took his second consecutive 410 Sprint Car feature race in the Sunday Night Sprint Car Special at the Susquehanna Speedway Park. Orwigsburg’s Tyler Reeser collected the IMCA PA Sprint20-lap feature race at the end of the night.
By virtue of a number one pill inversion, the two heat race winners Jac Haudenschild and Lance Dewease brought the field to the green. Haudenschild grabbed the early lead over Hodnett with Lance Dewease close behind in third. Almost midway through the non-stop feature, Hodenett drove by Haudenschild on the bottom to take the lead. Haudenschild tried to regain the lead but was unable to make the winning pass as Hodnett went on to take the victory in 7 minutes and 1.09 seconds. Haudenschild settled for second followed by Austin Hogue in third. Chase Dietz finished fourth with Glenndon Forsythe finishing fifth.
NEWBERRYTOWN: Greg Hodnett and his crew looked like they ran a marathon Sunday night at Susquehanna Speedway Park. That's what happens when you have motor issues in warm-ups and are forced to scramble to change it before the heat race. It was worth it.
Hodnett made the call for his heat race and earned a starting spot near the front of the field for the main event. He took advantage and turned it into his second straight 410 Sprint Car feature at the Newberrytown oval."You can't have any problems or let a potential problem slide," Hodnett said. "It's going to bite you later. "Hats off to [crew chief] Ryan [Hand] for making the decision to change under the time constraint. We either miss the heat race or change the motor."
Continued Hodnett, "We were willing to change it, and fortunately, we got it done and had time to heat it up. We got in a draw position by making that heat race, and it all worked out."
with Return of 410 Sprint Cars Next Wednesday Test & Tune on September 30
Newberrytown, PA (September 18, 2015) – The 410 Super Sprint Cars return to SSP on Sunday, September 20 at 6:00 p.m. along with the IMCA PA Sprint Series for the 2nd Annual SSP Fall Classic. This will be Scott Gobrecht’s first race as the new owner of the Susquehanna Speedway Park. Gobrecht purchased the speedway earlier this month from Todd and Rhonda Fisher.
The 410 Sprint Car feature will pay $3,500-to-win for the 25-lap feature event. Non-qualifiers for the A-Main feature will receive a complimentary non-transferrable entry fee ($50.00 value) for the Final Showdown to be held at SSP in November. For the 410 Sprint Cars, mufflers WILL NOT be required and Hoosier Brand Spec Tires will be required on all four corners (same as the 2015 rules at Williams Grove, Lincoln and Port Royal Speedways). All other rules will follow the generally accepted rules for Sprint Cars at local weekly Central PA Sprint Car tracks (1400 pounds weight rule). Raceivers will be mandatory for all Sprint Cars.
A Few Schedule Changes Announced for Remainder of the 2015 Season
Next Wednesday Test & Tune on September 16
Newberrytown, PA (September 6, 2015) – Gobrecht Properties, LLC has recently purchased the Susquehanna Speedway Park from TREM, LLC. Todd and Rhonda Fisher, former co-owners and operators of SSP, will co-promote the speedway with Scott Gobrecht of New Oxford for the remainder of the 2015 season during the transition period. To accommodate both parties, a few events have been cancelled or rescheduled for another date. The new schedule of events can be found at www.sspracing.net.
Gobrecht plans to continue promoting the speedway to a premier racing attraction in the Central PA area. He will be keeping the same basic business plan that has been put into place by the Fishers over the past 12 years. Saturday night racing will continue with a variety of Sunday night Sprint Car specials and other special events. The popular Wednesday Night Test & Tunes will continue as well. The Friday nights at the Outback Track will also continue to give kids a place to get started in the sport and learn to race.
Adams Wins First Late Model Feature of 2015 on Saturday Night at SSP; SSP Outback Track Summer Shoot-Out Results from Friday Night
Next Wednesday Test & Tune on September 2
Newberrytown, PA (August 29, 2015) – Grantville’s Grant Adams won his first BRC Late Model feature of the season at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday Night. Eddie Richards of Manchester took the checkers on the 20-lap Street Stock feature race. Chambersburg’s Colby Dice won the 20-lap IMCA PA Sprint Series feature event. Kirby Sites from Hamburg won his first 20-lap Xtreme Stock Car feature event of the year. Tim Osheean won the 15-lap Road Warrior race. Dennis Dorosz of Glen Burnie, Maryland won his fifth 12-lap Mini Van feature of the season with a last lap pass for the lead. Steven’s Richard Wolfe was victorious for his third Double Figure 8 race of the season.
Next Test & Tune on Wednesday, September 2
Newberrytown, PA (August 23, 2015) – Greg Hodnett of Thomasville took the checkers in the 410 Sprint Car 25 lapper in the Sunday Night Sprint Car Special at the Susquehanna Speedway Park. Grantville’s Doug Hammaker collected the 358 Sprint Car 20-lap feature race.
By virtue of a number one pill inversion, the two heat race winners Danny Dietrich and Greg Hodnett brought the field to the green. Hodnettt grabbed the early lead over Hodnett with California’s Rico Abreu close behind in third. Two cautions midway through the race slowed the field, but the running order remained the same on the restarts with Hodnett setting the pace. With one lap to go, Hodnett encountered lapped traffic, giving Dietrich a shot at the lead. On the final circuit, Hodnett went low with Dietrich taking the high line. Dietrich made contact with the outside guardrail, bringing out the caution flag and setting up a one-lap race to the finish between Hodnett, Abreu and Kyle Moody. On the restart, Hodnett continued to lead and took the checkers over Abreau. Moddy settled for a third place podium finish at the end. Austin Hogue came across the finish line in fourth, followed by Brent Marks in fifth.
NEWBERRYTOWN: Greg Hodnett has been looking for a certain feel in his Sprint Car over the last couple weeks. A crash on the backstretch during the World of Outlaws visit to Williams Grove Speedway a month ago left Hodnett's favorite piece a mangled mess. Since then, his comfort level hasn't been the same.
But it's starting to improve. He was fast in a Friday Twin 20 victory at the Grove and was half a second faster than the field at the end of a second-place run Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway. The car continued to handle well at Susquehanna Speedway Park Sunday night. Hodnett looked comfortable in fighting off Danny Dietrich early and Rico Abreu on a late restart to capture the 25-lap main event.
Billet Claims Third Late Model Victory of 2015 on Saturday Night at SSP; SSP Outback Track Summer Shoot-Out Results from Friday Night;
Next Wednesday Test & Tune on August 19
Newberrytown, PA (August 15, 2015) – York’s Chase Billet won his third BRC Late Model feature of the season at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday Night. Jim Palm Jr. of Loysville claimed his fourth feature win of the season in the 20-lap Street Stock feature race. Orwigsburg’s Tyler reeser won the 20-lap IMCA PA Sprint Series feature event. Alex Updergraff from Etters won his fourth 20-lap Xtreme Stock Car feature event of the year. Daryl Sipe of York Haven claimed his third Road Warrior victory in four races. Dennis Dorosz of Glen Burnie, Maryland won his fourth 12-lap Mini Van feature of the season. The Central PA Bloodmobile will also be on hand from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. accepting blood donations. Thirty-nine people attempted to or gave blood as 24 pints were collected.
Central PA Bloodmobile will be On Hand Accepting Blood Donations As Well; Next Wednesday Test & Tune on August 19
Newberrytown, PA (August 10, 2015) – Camera & Autograph Night will highlight the night at the Susquehanna Speedway Pakr “Big Track” on Saturday Night, August 15. Also racing will be the BRC Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks; Road Warriors, Mini Vans and the IMCA PA Sprint Series. The popular annual Camera & Autograph Night is an event in which all fans will have the opportunity to meet their favorite drivers with their cars on the frontstretch before the feature events begins. In the past, teams have distributed photo cards, candy, sponsor samples and more in the driver “Meet & Greet.”
Benyou Takes Late Model Checkers on Saturday Night at SSP
Next Wednesday Test & Tune on August 19
Newberrytown, PA (August 8, 2015) – New Cumberland’s Cameron Benyou won his second BRC Late Model feature of the season at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday Night. Jason Townsend of Hanover claimed his first feature win of the season in the 20-lap Street Stock feature race. York Spring’s Jaremi Hanson won his second consecutive 20-lap IMCA PA Sprint Series feature event. Earlier in the night, Alex Updergraff from Etters won the 20-lap Xtreme Stock Car feature event postponed from Saturday, August 8. Later in the night, York Haven’s Rich Lomman won the regularly scheduled 20-lap Xtreme Stock Car feature. The 15-lap Road Warrior feature was won by Dover’s Tim Osheehan for his fifth of the season. Thomas Thompson of Red Lion won his first 12-lap Mini Van feature of the season.
Kid’s Box Car Racing Returns to SSP on Saturday Night, Aug. 8; Next Wednesday Test & Tune on August 19
Newberrytown, PA (August 6, 2015) – Up next at the SSP Big Track will be the Kid’s Box Car Racing on Saturday Night, August 8. Also racing will be the BRC Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks; Road Warriors, Mini Vans and the IMCA PA Sprint Series. Prizes will be available for all entrants in the Kid’s Box Car Races. All children ages 10 and under are encouraged to decorate their boxes and compete in the races. A box car is a racecar made out of a box (with their arms, legs and head sticking out). Two family members or friends are needed for the pit crew. This will be a two-(2) lap race (on the frontstretch) with a pit stop. The pit stop will include taking off and putting shoes back on both feet for tire changes, washing the face to clean windshield and drinking a drink for fuel. A brochure for the Kid’s Box car race can be downloaded at www.sspracing.net.
Newberrytown, PA (August 1, 2015) – The Susquehanna Speedway Park racing family mourns the passing of Carnie Fryfogle of Manchester, Maryland. Fryfogle’s one-car accident occurred on the final lap of the 20-lap All American Outlaw feature event at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday night, August 1. He was running in the eighth place position out of nineteen drivers when the incident took place on the backstretch of the speedway. Fryfogle was pronounced dead by the York County Coroner at the track.
Blazer's Body Shop Super Sportsman 7/25/15 Susquehanna Speedway ( 23 Cars ):
1) 55c Chad Criswell 2) 8 Rich Eichelberger 3) 3B Mike Enders 4) 99 Frankie Herr 5) 30 Scott Dellinger 6) 75 Kenny Edkin 7) 7B Timmie Barrick 8) 19 Devin Beidel 9) 32 Gregg Foster 10) 25 Bobby Hockenberry 11) 91 Lanny Hake 12) 77 Russ Mitten 13) 14 Nate Young 14) 7 Teen Joe Bryson 15) 20w Davey Walsh 16) 11 Steve Fannasy 17) 318 Teddy Thomas 18) 222 Jay Fannasy 19) 7c Chad Trout 20) 5G Adam Gutshall 21) 7 Todd Leonard 22) 73 Kevin Gutshall 23) 99c Chad Smith
Lap Leaders: Devin Beidel ( 1 - 6 ), Rich Eichelberger ( 7 - 23 ) Chad Criswell ( 24 - 25 )
- Dietrich Three-for-Three at SSP on Sunday Night Sprint Car Special
- 410 Sprints Return and URC 360/358 Sprint Car Challenge Race at SSP on Sunday, July 19
- Eichelberger’s U-Pull-It Super Show on Thursday, July 2
- SSP Sprint Car Summer Spectacular washed out
- 410 Sprints Return to SSP on Sunday Night, June 14
- Ballou completes USAC Eastern Storm domination with $6,000 Susquehanna Speedway Park triumph
- USAC Wingless Sprint Cars Return to SSP on Sunday Night
- Test & Tune this Wednesday, May 20
- Ken Duke claims PA Sprint Series event at SSP
- Dietrich Wins Again at SSP on Sunday Night Sprint Car Special
- Danny Dietrich takes advantage of Blane Heimbach's misfortune for Sunday Susquehanna Speedway Park win
- 410 Sprints Return and URC 360/358 Sprint Car Challenge Race at SSP on Sunday, May 3
- Next Test & Tune This Wednesday, April 22 at SSP
- Full Susquehanna Speedway Results from the Spring Classic VI
- Dietrich slams the fence and still wins a Sunday night Susquehanna Speedway Park thriller
- Storrie claims 305 Sprint Feature at SSP
- Big Racing Weekend at SSP on Saturday and Sunday Nights
- SSP Cancels Saturday
- 2015 SSP Schedule Released
- Hodnett Passes Kreitz to Win $10,060 at the Final Showdown at SSP on Saturday
- Final Wednesday Night Test & Tune is on October 29
- Tyler Reeser takes 305 Sprint victory during Candy Bowl action Saturday
- The Next Wednesday Night Test & Tune is on October 22
- Wednesday Night Test & Tune's on October 15 Postponed to Thursday
- Wednesday Night Test & Tune's on October 1 & 15
- Dietrich Runs High Line to Win Inaugural Sprint Car Fall Classic on Sunday Night at SSP
- Dietrich makes it 2 for 3, claims second weekend victory during Fall Classic at SSP
- 410 Sprtints Return and 360/358 Sprint Car Challenge Race at SSP on Sunday, September 21
- Colby Dice of Chambersburg captured his second PA Sprint Series feature victory of the year
- SSP 358/360 Sprint Car Challenge event coming up Sept 21st