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.
BARBERVILLE, FL. (Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015) – Greg Hodnett has served noticed. His Mike Heffner team will be a force to be reckoned with in 2015.
The Thomasville, Pennsylvania driver was able to maneuver through traffic and led all 30 laps at Volusia Speedway Park to claim the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Read more
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