Greg Hodnett scored the 410 sprint car feature at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night to record his second oval win of the season in a race that was marred by a horrific opening lap frontstretch melee.
In the super late model main York Haven’s Billy Wampler won for the first time ever at the track, outrunning point leader Andy Haus for the victory.
Nate Gramley of Lewistown scored a clean sweep of both 305 sprint features on the night after running off with the April 2 make up event as well as the regularly scheduled main.
For the sixth consecutive year, Race To Cure Cancer Night proved to be successful at the track with a check for $1,218.50 being donated to the American Cancer Society as a result of proceeds from admissions as well as a special auction held early in the night. Read more
BY JEREMY ELLIOTT
Greg Hodnett had to make a couple of tough decisions during Sunday’s main event at Susquehanna Speedway.
The track slicked off and had two grooves. But the bottom was the preferred line for Hodnett in Turns 3 and 4, and lapped cars were becoming an issue.
Of course, it didn’t help Lance Dewease was closing fast. He started 13th in the 25-lap event and was a couple of car-lengths behind Hodnett in the Don Kreitz Jr.-owned machine.
Time for Hodnett to earn his paycheck.
Hodnett got by Kyle Moody in a dash down the frontstretch to the white flag. He powered into Turn 1 and was able to hold off Dewease on the final circuit to score the victory in an exciting event at the Newberrytown facility. Read more
BY JEREMY ELLIOTT
When Greg Hodnett charged from seventh to the lead by the halfway point Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, no doubt fans thought the race was over.
That’s a pretty good assumption with such a march. Especially when it’s a driver the caliber of Hodnett carving his way to the front.
But not in this case. Instead, it was just a teaser in an epic battle between Hodnett and Myerstown speedster Brent Marks over the final 13 circuits.
The two drivers diced through packs of lapped traffic. First, it was Marks shocking the crowd with a pass for the lead. Then it was Hodnett rebounding for a late-race triumph in this 25-lap classic. Read more
Greg Hodnett inherited the lead from Lucas Wolfe with 11 laps to go to pick up the $3,500 payday in the Port Royal Speedway season opener for sprint cars on Saturday evening.
Hamburg’s Andy Haus proved victorious in the super late model main, holding off a surging Greg Satterlee to pick up the victory worth $2,000.
Second starter Danny Dietrich took the lead at the start of the 25-lap sprint car feature with polesitter Aaron Ott in tow.