Double Figure 8 Racing on Saturday, August 29 at Susquehanna Speedway Park

August 28, 2015

 

    NEWBERRYTOWN, PA - Racing action returns to the Big Track at SSP on Saturday night, August 29 with the final Double Figure 8 Race of the season.  Racing action will also include the BRC Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stock Cars, Road Warriors, Mini Vans and the PA Sprint Series.  The EMMR Vintage Cars on the original schedule was an error and they will appear on Saturday night, September 5.  
    On Saturday, the pit gates will open at 4:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5:00 p.m.  Track Prep laps begin at 6:30 p.m. with qualifying races at 7:00 p.m. followed by consolation races and feature events.   General Admission Grandstand ticket prices for Saturday night are Adults (ages 18-59) $14.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $12.00; Children (10 & under) are free.  Pit pass prices are $25.00 with a reduced price of $22.00 for all pit competitor license holders.  The minimum age requirement to purchase a pit pass is 12 years of age with a copy of a birth certificate is required for all ages 12 to 14. 
    Friday Night, August 28, the ninth round of the Summer Shoot-Out Series will take place at the Outback Track featuring Quarter Midgets, Karts and Adult Speedcars.  The pit gates will open 5:45 p.m. with a driver’s meeting at 7:20 p.m.  Open practice begins at 7:00 p.m. and racing action begins at 7:30 p.m.  The entry fees for each class will be $20.00 per entry for drivers with the seasonal (Spring/Summer) license.  Pit pass fees for the driver are included in the entry fee.  Non-license driver’s entry fees will be $25.00.  Participants may enter more than one class on a raceday ($12.00 for each additional class).  Trophies will be awarded to the top three in each class regardless of class entry count.  No participants will be denied racing as SSP will make every effort to define a class for all drivers who wish to compete.
    Pit pass prices for non-drivers at the Outback Track will be $8.00 for everyone ages 18 & older; Teens & Children ages 11 – 17 are $5.00; Children 10 years of age and under are $3.00.  Ages 2 & under are admitted free.   
    The next Wednesday night Test & Tune will be on Wednesday, September 2.  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. 
    Also on Wednesday night, September 2, there will an open practice session for quarter midgets, karts and Adult Speedcars at the Outback Track from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. under the lights.  The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with open practice from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The cost will be $20.00 per driver with no charge for anyone else entering the grandstand and “cold pit” areas.  All Outback Track participants should enter the pits from the Kise Mill Road entrance behind turn 2 of the “Big Track.”
    Saturday, September 12 Race Program Cancelled: Due to personal commitments of the Fishers that have recently arisen, the race program scheduled for Saturday night, September 12 has been cancelled.  The Track Championship night (final points race) for the Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks, Road Warriors and the Mini Vans will now be on Saturday, September 5.  The Track Championship for the IMCA PA Sprint Series will be determined on Saturday, August 29.
    The special Awards Presentation for the Outback Track Summer Shootout Series has also been moved from September 12 to September 5.
    Lineup Change for Sunday, September 20 and Sunday, October 18: A mutual agreement with the officials of the United Racing Club (URC) sprints and SSP officials, the 360 Sprint Cars will not be part of the Sunday, September 20 and Sunday, October 18 race program.  They will be replaced with the IMCA PA Sprint Series.      
    The 410 Super Sprint Cars return to SSP on Sunday, September 20 at 6:00 p.m. along with the IMCA PA Sprint Series.  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.
    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.  For more information, contact the speedway offices at (717) 292-1696 or visit online at sspracing.net.  On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information at the “Big Track” and the “Outback Track.”

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