posted July 22, 2001 12:19 PM
COORS TO HOST INAUGURAL YORK COUNTY NATIONALS AT SUSQUEHANNA SPEEDWAY SEPTEMBER 2nd
Media Contact: Jeff Ahlum (215) 536-8547 Track: (717) 938-9170
Newberrytown, PA: Original Coors, Coors Light, and Ace Distributing of York will host the inaugural running of the York County National Open at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, September 2nd. The 410 Sprints are coming off a brilliant performance on PA Speedweek where they set a new track record and ran a lightning fast non-stop feature.
A new twist will be added to the holiday event. Coors will post a $1,000 bonus if any of the top five finishers from PA Speedweek can win the classic. Eligible will be Donnie Kreitz, Lance Dewease, Greg Hodnett, Keith Kauffman, and Fred Rahmer.
Only three drivers have claimed victory over the past five years. Both Dewease and Kreitz have multiple wins, but so does new track record holder Cris Eash who could make things very interesting. The event will pay $4,000 to win, $2,000 for second, and $300 to take the green.
The show will be a special for Susky 32 lap contest corresponding to the new Interstate-83 exit 32 for Newberrytown.
The Super Late Models will once again be a big part of the evening. They too will run a 32 lap affair with an increased purse paying $1,300 to win, $750 for second, and $125 to take the green. They will kick-off the program at 7:00 PM with heat races with the Sprint car qualification to follow approximately at 7:30 PM. Gates open at 4:30 PM.
Kids 15 and under will be admitted absolutely free. This will make for affordable family pricing. Pit passes will be $20.00 and General admission for adults will be $17.00. Infield will be open for spectators and passenger cars only.
Late Models will run a 2200 lbs. weight rule with any 92" circumference tire. 358 limited lates may compete with a 100-pound weight advantage.