Susquehanna Speedway Park brought the curtain down on the 2010 racing season with Saturday’s Final Showdown for 410 and 358 Sprints.
Chad Layton ended the year with a big win in the 30- lap 410 Sprint car main driving for his brother, Jimmy. Layton won $4,000 over Daryn Pittman, Don Kreitz, Greg Hodnett and Fred Rahmer.
Aaron Ott drove his sister Amy’s car to victory in the $2,000-to-win 358 Sprint car feature over Steve Buckwalter, Cris Eash, Jay Galloway and Glenndon Forsythe.
That officially ended the local racing season, but it won’t be long until the 2011 racing season begins on Saturday February 26 at Lincoln Speedway.
Some big news over the weekend concerning Keith Kauffman, who will move to the Gary and Linda Heckman owned sprint car team for the 2011 racing season. Kauffman will pilot the Heckman Tree Farm No. 3H car that was formerly driven by Michael Heckman, who is stepping away from racing to concentrate on college. The team plans to compete weekly at Port Royal Speedway along with special shows in central PA. Kauffman ended the 2010 season driving for Trone Outdoor Motorsports.
For those of you looking forward to the 2011 racing season, mark your calenders for the Motorsports 2011 trade show that will take place January 21-23 in Oaks, Pa., at the the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. The show will have a new sponsor as SEF Small Engine Fuels will join VP Racing Fuels as the show’s sponsors. David Pearson has already been booked as a special guest for the weekend.
That’s a wrap for another week. Email reaches me at Bvores@comcast.net.