From Todd Fisher
Newberrytown, PA — (April 3, 2013) — The 2013 season opener of Stock Car Saturday Night will be on Saturday, April 6, with the Late Models, Street Stocks, Classic Cars and the Super Sportsman Tour. Four drivers will look to add their names to the long list of famous drivers such as Bobby Hersh, Johnny Mackison Sr., Kenny Weld, Mitch Smith and Gary Wolford, all who have won season openers in the past. Buzzy Wilson won the first season opener on May 23, 1954 in a Stock Car. It will mark the 60th year of operation for the track. All point championships for each class starts on April 6. The pit gates will open at 3:30 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 4:00 p.m. Warm-ups begin at 5:30 p.m. with qualifying races at 6:00 p.m. followed by consolation races and feature events.
Before the National Anthem at the beginning of the night a special tribute to the late Carl Billet will take place. All drivers and car owners who wish to participate may bring their cars to the frontstretch and will have the opportunity to say a few words about Carl at this time. There will also be a special announcement made concerning how Billet will be remembered at the speedway. Billet was a winner at the track’s 1990 Season Opener.
General Admission Grandstand ticket prices for the Season Opener special event on 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 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.
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 race day, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information at the “Big Track” and the “Outback Track.”