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
BY MANDEE PAUCH
As friends and family are gathering together to celebrate the holidays Mike Heffners team, Heffner Racing Enterprises, are working hard getting two cars ready for the 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.
“I’m confident with the team combination we have for this year,” said Heffner. “We’re going out there to win and have some fun.”
Alex Bright, 24, of Collegeville, P.A., will be heading back to the Chili Bowl for his fourth time in January. Bright currently races midgets on a weekly basis. Read more
For the fifth time in the last six years, and the sixth time in his career, Thomasville’s Greg Hodnett has won the overall Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Point Series championship. Hodnett won the series crown first in 2003 when there was no series sponsor. His next two titles came in 2009 and 2010 under the Speed Dawg banner. Speedway Motors took over sponsorship in 2011, when Hodnett won his fourth title, and Champion Racing Oil joined Speedway Motors as title sponsor in 2012 when Hodnett got his fifth title. Now Hodnett has again won the Speedway Motors/Champion Racing Oil title this season.
BY JEREMY ELLIOTT
Greg Hodnett and the Mike Heffner-owned team have been throwing a lot of different combinations at their car the last couple weeks.
Different chassis. Different wing configuration. Different brake combinations in conjunction with everything else.
Hodnett stopped short of saying his car was better Saturday at Susquehanna Speedway Park. But it certainly wasn’t worse.
You aren’t supposed to be able to drive by Don Kreitz Jr. at SSP. Well, that’s what Hodnett did to close the Sprint Car season with a victory in the 30-lap “Final Showdown” worth a nice $10,060 payday. Read more