PENN CAN SPEEDWAY GEARS UP FOR 2013 SEASON
Susquehanna, PA…Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA is gearing up for another exciting year of racing at the three eighths mile oval. Track operators Al Wilcox and Reed Miller will return for their sixteenth season and are very excited about what looks to be an exciting year of racing. Another very ambitious schedule is now in the works and will be announced shortly. The schedule will be highlighted again in 2013 by Penn Can Speedway two signature events, the June 11th “Clash at the Can” and the season ending “King of the Can Weekend” in October. The speedway will be represented at the two area race car shows in March. The first being the Southern Tier Speedworld Show at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City the first weekend in March. The following weekend the track will set up their booth at the Motorsports Expo in Syracuse.
After the 2012 point season ended in September the track crew lead by Al Wilcox became tweaking the speedway layout in hopes of giving drivers more racing room on the speedway. Drainage pipes were relocated and the turns were cut back slightly. The first event run on the new configuration was the annual King of the Can Weekend last October. Many race teams commented on the wider more racer friendly track. They look forward to competing at the facility in 2013.
The mighty modifieds will once again be the premier division every Friday evening. They will be joined by the up-and-coming 602 sportsman division. The thrilling street stocks will be racing weekly along with the factory stocks and four cylinders. Special events throughout the racing season have been planned for each class racing at the speedway. New for 2013 is the weekly racing for the 600 Xcel Modifieds. They will compete as a weekly racing division at the speedway along with racing in monthly tour races. Special events for the Xcel cars are also planned. Special events are also in the works for the CRSA Sprints as well as the Vintage cars that will race on Legends of Penn Can Night in July.
The annual Northeast Small Car Classic will return bigger and better than ever. This huge special for the small cars will be run as a two day show partnering with Hamlin Speedway where the first night will be contested. The date of this two day event has been set for Saturday July 20th and Hamlin Speedway and Sunday July 21st at Penn Can. Divisions racing at Penn Can and Hamlin will include the 600 Sprints, 270 Sprints, and Slingshots. The Xcel Mods will also be on the Penn Can card.
Rules for the 2013 season have been posted on the Penn Can Speedway website at www.penncan.com. Very few changes have been made for the coming season.
The speedway is located on Route 171 in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania just a short drive from the Binghamton and Scranton areas. For more information call the speedway office at 570-585-9928 . The speedway is sponsored in part for the 2013 season by great corporate partners including Don’s Automotive Mall, Gary’s U-Pull-It, Pump-N-Pantry Stores, Trackside Products, Hornbeck Chevrolet, NEP Telephone, Pine Line Auto, Adams Cable, VP Race Fuels, and American Race Tires.