J&K Salvage Candy Bowl IX Set for Saturday, October 26

ssp susquehanna Speedway Park
ssp susquehanna Speedway Park


By Todd Fisher

Newberrytown, PA (September 25, 2013) – The 9th Annual Candy Bowl presented by J&K Salvage of York will be held on Saturday, October 26.  This event will feature the wingless ARDC Wingless Midgets, 600cc Micro Sprints, Sportsman Modifieds, Legends Cars, Lincoln Speedway Thundercars and Sidewinder Sprints.  There is no entry fee for any division racing at the Candy Bowl.  The raindate will be Sunday, October 27 with the same time schedule.


ssp susquehanna Speedway Park
ssp susquehanna Speedway Park

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 2013 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 for cars with aluminum wheels and 2,375 lbs for cars with steel wheels.  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 ($40.00 to start).   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.  Last year, Tyler Walton became the first driver to capture the 600cc Micro Sprint portion of the Candy Bowl twice.


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.