By BRAD VORES
YORK HAVEN, PA – The name Bernheisel is synonymous with Central Pennsylvania late model racing and now that name is on board as a new sponsor at Susquehanna Speedway.
Bernheisel Race Cars/Lazer Chassis will be the title sponsor of the 358 Late Model division at Susquehanna for the 2017 racing season.
The 358 Late Models will be back as a big part of the 2017 racing schedule at the York Haven oval with 24 race dates in the chase to the Bernheisel Race Cars track championship.
“We are thrilled to partner up with Jim Bernheisel as the title sponsor of the late model division in 2017,” stated General Manager Kolten Gouse. “He has been involved with late models for over 30 years and is bringing a lot to the table to help us build our weekly program. He will also be a huge part of our Topless 50 race with Manufacturer certificates.”
The 2017 Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Model track champion will take home $1,000 or if the driver wins driving a Lazer Chassis, that driver has the option to take a new Lazer chassis for his championship, a $5,000 value.
Randy Christine, Jr. capped off a career year in 2016 by securing his first career Susquehanna Speedway 358 late model track championship. As of now, plans call for Christine to attempt to defend that title.
The Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Models will kick off its season on Saturday, March 25 and will have the chance to compete in plenty of big shows during the season.
The FK Rod Ends Carl Billet Memorial is scheduled for Saturday, June 10 with $1,500 going to the feature winner.
The Harbaugh Amusements/Creekside Auto Sales Topless 50 is on the schedule for Friday and Saturday, September 8-9. The Topless 50 is the largest paying race for limited late models in the Northeast with $5,000 to win and $500 to start. Bernheisel Race Cars will be giving 36 parts certificates with approximate value of $200 each to teams in competition.
Formed in 1981, Bernheisel Race Cars specializes in stock car chassis’ and related parts with their slogan being “We Make the Difference.”
Located in Jonestown, PA, Bernheisel Race Cars can be found online at www.bernheiselracecars.com and by phone at 1-800-426-2570.
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