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Special Thursday Night Test & Tune is on October 25
Newberrytown, PA (October 4, 2012) - A special season-ending Thursday Night Test & Tune session will be held on Thursday, October 25 at the Susquehanna Speedway Park. It is open to any type of racecars capable of competing on the 4/10 mile oval. The cost is $12.00 per person for pit passes and a $20.00 fee for each racecar entering the pit area ($32.00 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 free to the public. Each class will receive 4 to 5 rounds of 6/8 laps each or more if time permits. The fuel pumps from Miller’s Racing Parts will not be open. The main concession stand will be open throughout the night.
All pit passes from the postponed September 19 Test & Tune may be exchanged for half price ($6.00) pit admission for the remainder of the 2012 season at any Test & Tune. Pit passes from September 19 must be presented for exchange. Car entry fees will be half price for each car ($10.00) from September 19 and may be used once for the remainder of the season.
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 sspracing.net. On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information at the “Big Track.
J&K Salvage Candy Bowl VIII Set for Saturday, October 27
No Entry Fees for Any Classes at the Candy Bowl
Newberrytown, PA (October 4, 2012) – The 8th Annual Candy Bowl presented by J&K Salvage of York will be held on Saturday, October 27. This event will feature the wingless ARDC Midgets, 600cc Micro Sprints, Sportsman Modifieds, Legends Cars, Lincoln Thundercars, Sidewinder Sprints and Mini Vans. There is no entry fee for any division racing at the Candy Bowl. The raindate will be Sunday, October 28 with the same time schedule.
Before the midget feature begins, the cars and drivers in all divisions will be brought to the frontstretch for the children in costumes to trick or treat. This will also be a great opportunity for everyone to visit their favorite drivers to get pictures and autographs.
The wingless ARDC Midget race is the final race of the series’ season and the 2012 ARDC Midgets champion will be crowned following the feature event.
The open comp Sportsman Modified race will follow the generally accepted Sportsman Modified rules throughout local tracks in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Sail panels are permitted and the minimum weight rule will be 2,450 lbs. The 20-lap feature will pay $1,000 to the winner and $100 to start.
The open competition 600cc Micro Sprints will pay $500.00 to the winner with no entry fee. Past Candy Bowl winners that include Cody Darrah and Brent Marks have gone on to current successful 410 Super Sprint Car careers. Others who have added a Candy Bowl victory to their resumes include Ben Murphy, Jimmy Brookens, Heath Henley, Shane Lewis and Tyler Walton. No driver has been able to capture the 600cc Micro Sprint portion of the Candy Bowl twice.
The Lincoln Thundercars race will pay $350.00 to the winner ($50.00 added by Frankie’s Used Auto Parts) and sponsored by PAthundercars.com. A trophy will be provided to the winner compliments of Emlet Fabrication as well as a brand new yellow top battery from Optima Batteries (valued at $240.00). There will also be another battery awarded to the hard charger of the race compliments of Optima Batteries as well. Frankie’s Used Auto Parts will also award $50.00 as the Hard Luck Award. Special thanks goes to Joey Sterner for putting the additional prizes together for this race.
Gates will open for the pit area at 11:30 a.m. and grandstand area at 12:00 p.m. Track Prep Laps begin at 1:15 p.m. with racing action beginning at 2:00 p.m.
General Admission Grandstand ticket prices for Saturday night are Adults (ages 18-59) $15.00; Young Adults (ages 11-17) & Senior Adults (60 & Older) $13.00; Children (10 & under) are free. Pit pass prices are $25.00. 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 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 sspracing.net. On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information at the “Big Track” and (717) 932-1608 for the “Outback Track.”
Previous Winners of the Candy Bows presented by J&K Salvage:
2005: Mike Miller (ARDC Midgets); Cody Darrah (600cc Micro Sprints); Duane Watson
(Thundercars); Kory Sites (Street Stocks); Jason Rochelle (Legends Cars); Greg Updegraff
(Xtreme Stock Cars); Kendra Knaub (Women on Wheels Stock Cars); Butch Richcreek (Mini Vans); Penney Repp (Women on Wheels School Buses).
2006: Ray Bull (ARDC Midgets); Ben Murphy (600cc Micro Sprints); Craig Wagaman (Thundercars);
Jason Rochelle (Legends Cars); Daryl Sipe (Mini Vans); Kendra Knaub (Women on Wheels Stock Cars).
2007: Eric Heydenreich (ARDC Midgets); Brent Marks (600cc Micro Sprints); Craig Wagaman
(Thundercars); Jason Rochelle (Legends Cars); Mike Taft (Mini Vans); Kendra Knaub (Women
on Wheels Stock Cars).
2008: Randy Monroe Jr. (ARDC Midgets); Jimmy Brookens (600cc Micro Sprints); Sam Gallagher
(Thundercars); Stephen Nederostek (Legends Cars); Richard Day (Mini Vans); Kendra Knaub
(Women on Wheels Stock Cars).
2009: Steve Buckwalter (ARDC Midgets); Shane Lewis (600cc Micro Sprints); Sam Gallagher Jr.
(Thundercars); Blaine Leppo (Legends Cars); Daryl Sipe (Mini Vans).
2010: Bruce Buckwalter Jr. (ARDC Midgets); Heath Henley (600cc Micro Sprints); Sam Gallagher Jr.
(Thundercars); Craig Whitmoyer (Sportsman Modifieds); Scott Gobrecht (Legends Cars);
Daryl Sipe (Mini Vans).
2011: Alex Bright (ARDC Midgets); Tyler Walton (600cc Micro Sprints); Roy Wareheim Jr.
(Thundercars); Jared Umbenhauer (Sportsman Modifieds); Harlon Leppo (Legends Cars); Joe
Robertson (Sidewinder Sprints), Daryl Sipe (Mini Vans).
2012: To be determined on Saturday, October 27, 2012.
Saturday, October 27, 2012 – Candy Bowl VIII Time Schedule
(Subject to Change)
(Raindate: Sunday, October 28, 2012 – Same time schedule)
11:30 a.m. Pit Gates Open: Pit Passes: $25.00.
12:00 p.m. Grandstands Gates Open: General admission: Adults (18 & older) – $15.00; Seniors (60 &
older) & Young Adults (11–17) - $13.00; Children (10 & under) – Free
1:00 p.m. Driver’s Meeting – All Divisions (Turn One Pit Grandstands)
1:15 p.m. Track Prep Laps Begin
Rotation: Sportsman Modifieds
ARDC Wingless Midgets
600cc Micro Sprints
2:00 p.m. Welcome, Invocation and National Anthem
Sportsman Modified Heat Races (8 laps)
ARDC Wingless Midget Heat Races (8 laps)
600cc Micro Sprint Heat Races (6 laps)
Legends Cars Heat Races (6 laps)
Sidewinder Sprint Heat Races (6 laps)
Consolation Races – if necessary
Lincoln Thundercars Feature (25 laps) – all cars entered to start the feature
Pro Sign & Design Mini Van Feature (15 laps)
Trick or Treating – All Cars to Frontstretch
ARDC Wingless Midget Feature (20 laps)
Sportsman Modified Feature (20 laps)
600cc Micro Sprint Feature (20 laps)
Legends Cars Feature (20 laps)
Sidewinder Sprint Feature (20 laps)
· Top Three Finishers Required to be in Victory Lane after Every Feature - $200.00 Fine for Failure to Report.
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