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HODNETT PUTS ON PASSING CLINIC FOR PORT SPRINT WIN

By SHAWN BROUSE

PORT ROYAL, PA – Greg Hodnett of Thomasville put on a passing clinic on Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway to claim the 25-lap sprint car feature after starting in the 13th spot.

Hodnett became just the second driver in four years to claim posted bonus money for driving to a regular event win from a starting position behind the first five rows. The victory was his 37th at the oval.

Mike Lupfer of Shermansdale made it back-to-back wins in the super late model division by out-racing Dylan Yoder for the 22-lap victory for the second week in a row as well in what was an exciting stock car main.

In the 18-lap econo late model main Eric Irvin of Petersburg drove to his first victory in the division at the track in its two year history while Kurt Zimmeran of Pasadena, Md., won the all american outlaws feature event.

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Lincoln Icebreaker

Greg Hodnett Opens Lincoln With Sprint Victory

BY MIKE BATZ

Fred Putney did what few people thought was possible going into the weekend when he prepared a track that was raceable, even competitive, for the Icebreaker 30 race at Lincoln Speedway. Putney is known nationwide for his ability to prepare a race track.

Greg Hodnett is known worldwide for his ability to race on those tracks. Hodnett, now from Spring Grove by way of Tennessee, broke the ice with his win at Lincoln on the rescheduled Sunday afternoon show. It was his 28th career Lincoln win, tying him for 10th all time, but his first on opening day.

Hodnett made a daring three-wide move past race leader Billy Dietrich and Kyle Moody after a lap-seven restart for the $4,000 payday.

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Pauch Joins Heffner Racing Enterprises

BY MANDEE PAUCH

A pair of dynamic forces in dirt racing will align for the 2015 season.

Mike Heffner, owner of Lelands.com and the #27 410 sprint car driven by Greg Hodnett, will have a new car, driver and Wednesday night home track for the 2015 season.

“There are very few people I would do this with,” said Heffner. “I always talked about getting a speedstr but nothing ever lined up for me. The track (Action Track USA) is close to home for me so I couldn’t turn down the opportunity.”

Before the holidays Heffner and Billy Pauch Sr. had thrown around the idea of teaming up for the 2015 season.

“I talked to Billy about it and thought it would be a good opportunity to be able to go out and have some more fun with racing,” said Heffner. Read more

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