Newberrytown, PA (November 7, 2012) – On Saturday afternoon, November 10, the Susquehanna Speedway Park will host The Final Showdown for the Super (410) Sprint Cars in the Central PA area as well as the entire United States for 2012. Also included in this special program will be the popular 358 Sprint Cars. The raindate will be Sunday, November 11 but is not expected to be used with great weather forecasted for Saturday.
The Super (410) Sprint Car feature event will be 30-laps and pay the winner $6,000 if the driver is pre-entered on or before Monday, November 5. Anyone entering the event on Tuesday, November 6 or after will receive $5,000-to-win. The race will also now pay and increased amount of $300 to start the feature. Tow money ($50.00) for non-qualifying drivers will only be paid to those who pre-entered before November 5. For the Super Sprint Cars, mufflers WILL NOT be required and an open tire rule on all four corners will be in place. All other rules of the Central PA Super (410) Sprint Cars will prevail for this event. Raceivers will be mandatory.
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 5. Anyone entering the event on Tuesday, November 6 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 3. The tire rule will be the same used at the regular 358 Sprint Car tracks – (All right rear tires used must be a HOOSIER National Sprint Spec tire, size 105/18-15. Any SC compound tire is permitted). 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.
For both the Super Sprint Cars and 358 Sprint Cars, the starting positions for the Qualifying Heat races will be aligned through a blind draw at the pit gate on the day of the event. Feature lineups for both classes will be determined by heat race number one winner drawing for an inversion (1,3,6) or (1,2,4,6,8) depending on the number of heat races.
As an extra 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.
Pre-entry for the event was not mandatory, but highly encouraged to receive the benefits of pre-entering. A Pre-entry with the fee ($50.00) must be postmarked by Monday, November 5, 2012. All entries postmarked on or after Tuesday, November 6, 2012 will not receive the bonus winner’s pay, tow money if not qualified and the choice for second pill draw. Entries will be taken on the day of the event. The entry fee includes a complimentary pit pass for the driver.
Twenty four-(24) pre-entries for the Super Sprint Cars include Fred Rahmer (Salfordville); Greg Hodnett (Thomasville); Brian Montieth (New Oxford); Bill Stine (Mechanicsburg); Don Kreitz Jr. (Sinking Spring); Chad Layton (Harrisburg); Danny Dietrich III (Gettysburg); Billy Dietrich (Biglerville); Brent Marks (Myerstown); Blaine Heimbach (Selinsgrove); Cole Duncan (Lockbourne, OH); Cory Haas (York); Hunter Mackison (York); Jordan Mackison (York); Jason Cherry (Blandon); Cris Eash (Hanover); Gerald McIntrye (New Oxford); Bob Howard (Jersey Shore); Mike Bittinger (Abbottstown) and Robbie Kendall (Catonsville, MD).
Twenty six-(26) pre-entries for the Central PA 358 Sprint Cars include Adrian Shaffer (Hellam); Pat Cannon (Etters); Dale Hammaker (Grantville); Doug Hammaker (McSherrystown); Nathan Snyder (Halifax); Brie Hershey (Dillsburg); Larry Smith (Scranton); Austin Hogue (Manchester); Austin Moody (Lewisberry); Michael Hamer (Etters): Scott Fisher (East Berlin); Stan Campbell (Hagerstown, MD); Sean Case (Sellersville); Bill Sherman (Abbottstown); Matt Horst (Richfield); Ryan Greth (New Bloomfield); Josh Beard and Chase Dietz (York).
Hanover’s Logan Schuchart, Frenchtown, NJ’s Billy Pauch Jr. and Sunbury’s Mark Smith are the only drivers pre-entered for both classes of Sprint Cars and is eligible to win $8,000 by winning both Sprint Car features. More entries for both classes as expected as well on raceday.
Last year, Don Kreitz Jr. won the Super Sprint Car 30-lapper with 33 car entered. Pat Cannon was victorious in the 358 Sprint Car feature that saw 36 cars enter the event.
Gates will open for both the pit area at 11:30 a.m. and grandstand area at 12:00 p.m. with racing action beginning at 2:00 p.m.
General Admission Grandstand ticket prices for Saturday are Adults (ages 18-59) $20.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $15.00; Children (10 & under) are free. Pit pass prices are $30.00 for everyone. 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. The Entry Fee for the Driver includes the pit pass with the entry.
The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located midway between Harrisburg and York 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 www.sspracing.net. On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information.
Previous Winners of The Final Showdown:
2010: Chad Layton (Super Sprint Cars); Aaron Ott (358 Sprint Cars).
2011: Don Kreitz Jr. (Super Sprint Cars); Pat Cannon (358 Sprint Cars).
2012: To be determined on Saturday, November 10, 2012.
Saturday, November 10, 2012 – The Final Showdown Time Schedule
(Subject to Change – Raindate: Sunday, November 11, 2012)
11:30 a.m. Pit Gates Open: Pit Passes (Ages 12 & up): $30.00;
12:00 p.m. Grandstands Gates Open: General Admission: Adults (18-59): $20.00; Seniors (60 & older) &
Young Adults (11 – 17); $15.00; Children (10 & under) Free.
1:15 p.m. Driver’s Meeting (Turn 1 Pit Grandstands)
1:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Track Prep Laps Begin
Rotation: 358 Sprint Cars
Super Sprint Cars
2:00 p.m. Welcome, Invocation and National Anthem
358 Sprint Car Qualifying Heat Races (8 laps)
Super Sprint Car Qualifying Heat Races (10 laps)
358 Sprint Cars Consolation Race (8/10 laps) – if needed
Super Sprint Car Consolation Race (8/10 laps) – if needed
Super Sprint Car Feature (30 laps)
358 Sprint Car Feature (20 laps)
* Top Three Finishers Required to be in Victory Lane after Every Feature – $200.00 Fine for Failure to Report.
– Track Rental for the “Big Track” – The “Big track” is available for rent. The “Big Track” rental fee is $1,400.00 for 4 hours and may be split between a maximum of five-(5) drivers/teams. Only one car is permitted on the track at a time. If an ambulance is requested, it is an additional $75.00 per hour. For nighttime rentals at the “Big Track”, an additional $100.00 per hour will be charged for lights. To reserve either track, please call 717-292-1696.