NORTHEAST: New Ownership Group Takes Over Susquehanna Speedway Park

RaceChaser Staff Dirt Track Racing, Northeast 0 Comments

NEWBERRYTOWN, Pa. – official release —

Gobrecht Properties LLC has purchased Susquehanna Speedway Park from TREM, LLC.

Todd and Rhonda Fisher, former co-owners and operators of SSP, will co-promote the speedway with Scott Gobrecht for the remainder of the 2015 season during the transition period. To accommodate both parties, a few events have been cancelled or rescheduled for another date. The new schedule of events can be found atwww.sspracing.net.

Gobrecht plans to continue promoting the speedway to a premier racing attraction in the Central Pennsylvania area.  He will be keeping the same basic business plan that has been put into place by the Fishers over the past 12 years.  Saturday night racing will continue with a variety of Sunday night sprint car specials and other special events.  The popular Wednesday Night Test & Tunes will continue as well.  The Friday nights at the Outback Track will also continue to give kids a place to get started in the sport and learn to race.

Todd and Rhonda Fisher, the second longest tenured owners, purchased the speedway from Racing Stock Car Ass’n in 2004.  The nearly-closed speedway was rebuilt and rejuvenated with many improvements and repairs made to the track built in 1954 by Bud Bricker.

During the 12 years that the Fishers owned and operated the speedway, more than $4 million has been awarded in the form of purse monies and season ending awards to its participants.  The highest paying race in its 61-year history was $10,060 that went to the Final Showdown winner, Greg Hodnett on Nov. 15, 2014.

The biggest addition to the speedway in the last 12 seasons was the construction of the Outback Track in 2008 that brought a place for kids to get started in racing in the Central Pennsylvania area.  The ninth-mile oval features weekly Friday night racing with Quarter Midgets, Karts and Adult Speedcars.

The Fishers also was the first to bring the popular Great American School Bus racing to the area along with implementing innovative programs such as the “Repeat Fan Discount” offering money savings to its loyal customers.

The annual SSP Banquet for the 2015 competitors is currently being planned and the date will be announced soon.

CREDIT: Susquehanna Speedway Park

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