Kreitz Claims the Final Showdown at SSP on Saturday; Cannon Wins 358 Sprint Car Feature

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By Todd Fisher

Newberrytown, PA (November 12, 2011) – The Final Showdown at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday afternoon, November 12 went to Don Kreitz Jr. of Sinking Spring. From the pole position, Aaron Ott grabbed the early lead with Chad Layton going from 5th to the runner-up spot on the start. Layton took the lead from Ott on the third circuit. Layton led until lap 11 when Don Kreitz Jr. took the top spot as the two entered lapped traffic. Kreitz never looked back to record the 30-lap feature victory. Fred Rahmer made a late race charge to finish in the runner-up spot. Cody Darrah came from an 11th place starting spot to finish third. The fastest car on the track to challenge Kreitz at the end was Danny Dietrich who made it to second place, but fell to fourth at the end with tire issues. Greg Hodentt rounded out the top five. Heat race wins went to Curt Michael, Aaron Ott. Cole Duncan won the consolation event.

In the 20-lap 358 Sprint Car feature, Aaron Ott started on the pole and led the first 17 laps. Meanwhile, Pat Cannon made his way from sixth to the runner-up spot and challenged Ott on the seventeenth circuit. Coming out of turn four with three laps to go, Ott spun by himself, relinquishing the lead to Cannon. Cannon went on to take the victory over Dale Hammaker and Logan Schuchart. Mark Smith and Kyle Moddy rounded out the top five. Qualifying heat race winners were Cannon, Smith, Schuchart and Snyder. Nyle Berks won the consolation race.

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 On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information.

Susquehanna Speedway Park Race Results from Saturday, November 12, 2011

Super Sprint Cars (30 laps): 1. Don Kreitz Jr.; 2. Fred Rahmer; 3. Cody Darrah; 4. Danny Dietrich; 5. Greg Hodnett; 6. Blaine Heimbach; 7. Curt Michael; 8. Mark Smith; 9. Adam Wilt; 10. Davey Franek; 11. Logan Schuchart; 12. Aaron Ott; 13. Bob Howard; 14. Ryan Smith; 15. Nick Schlauch Jr.; 16. Cole Duncan; 17. Troy Fraker; 18. Bill Stine; 19. Jon Brennfleck; 20. Chad Layton; 21. Brent Marks; 22. Derek Sell; 23. David Wilson; 24. Mike Bittinger. DNQ: Todd Zinn; Johnny Mackison; Hunter Mackison; Ryan Taylor; Mark Coldren; Jimmy Stitzel; Brie Hershey; Scott Lutz; Justin Barger.


HEAT RACE WINNERS: Michael, Ott, Kretz and Brennfleck.


Top 360 Sprint Car Finisher: Brie Hershey

358 Sprint Cars (20 laps): 1. Pat Cannon; 2. Dale Hammaker; 3. Logan Schuchart; 4. Mark Smith; 5. Kyle Moody; 6. Mike Bittinger; 7. T.J. Stutts; 8. Nate Snyder; 9. Tim Wagaman; 10. Aaron Spahr; 11. Tim Berkheimer; 12. Austin Hogue; 13. Jacob Allen; 14. Nyle Berks; 15. Jay Galloway Jr.; 16. John Smith III; 17. Jason Cherry; 18. Matt Mountz; 19. Alex Spalding; 20. Jeff Rohrbaugh; 21. Todd Rittenhouse; 22. Michael Ruttkamp; 23. Aaron Ott; 24. Ted Thomas. DNQ: Brie Hershey; Mike Duncan Jr.; Jordan Givler; Todd Berkeheimer; Nick Palmerino; William Sherman; Ryan Kissinger; Ryan Wilson; Joe Trone Jr.; Leah Starner; Rodney Westhafer; Rick Horn; Scott Fisher.


HEAT RACE WINNERS: Cannon, Smith, Schuchart and Snyder.