New Egypt, NJ August 25, 2015 . . .. . The fifth running of the JERSEY RUSH, on Tuesday night, at the New Egypt Speedway was nothing short of spectacular with Greg Hodnett winning athriller over JJ Grasso and Duane Howard beating out Billy Pauch Jr. to win themodified feature. Hodnett of Thomasville, PA led all thirtylaps of the 410 sprint feature but was pressured throughout the second half ofthe race, with Grasso in the hunt. Hodnett earned $5,000 for the victory,his first ever 410 sprint car win at New Egypt. The thirty lap modifiedfeature saw Jimmy Horton lead at the outset, with Billy Pauch holding the topspot until Duane Howard took the lead on lap nine. Pauch Jr. movedon top on lap seventeen with Howard leading the final two lap to earn the $3,000 first place prize.
BY JEREMY ELLIOT
Greg Hodnett has been looking for a certain feel in his Sprint Car over the last couple weeks.
A crash on the backstretch during the World of Outlaws visit to Williams Grove Speedway a month ago left Hodnett’s favorite piece a mangled mess. Since then, his comfort level hasn’t been the same.
But it’s starting to improve. He was fast in a Friday Twin 20 victory at the Grove and was half a second faster than the field at the end of a second-place run Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway.
The car continued to handle well at Susquehanna Speedway Park Sunday night. Hodnett looked comfortable in fighting off Danny Dietrich early and Rico Abreu on a late restart to capture the 25-lap main event.
“We are definitely trying some different things to get better,” Hodnett said. “I had one car that I was really comfortable with and had a good combination, and the other cars don’t feel that way so we’ve had to change. Read more
BY JEREMY ELLIOT
There is a reason Greg Hodnett and Danny Dietrich are considered the best in central Pennsylvania.
Both drivers have speed. They also know how to set up a fellow competitor and pull off critical passes in crunch time.
That was the case Friday night Williams Grove Speedway. Hodnett and Dietrich owned the competition, sliding into the lead with identical moves through Turn 4 to capture the Twin 20s at the Cumberland County oval.
But they weren’t the only winners. Fans in attendnce donated money to the family of Jim Campbell Jr., who died in a crash at Williams Grove a week ago. The speedway matched the donations for a total amount raised of $19,098.82.
“I want to thank all the fans for coming out tonight and showing support after the tragedy last week,” Hodnett said in Victory Lane. Read more
Greg Hodnett hustled forward from his eighth starting spot to become the first repeat winner in the nine-year history of the Living Legends Dream Race for sprint cars at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night.
It took until late in the 35-lap main for Hodnett to get the lead from Aaron Ott before going on to record the victory by 2.593 seconds, his fifth of the season at the historic oval.
Including his earnings from the second semi feature along with lap money, Hodnett took home $10,820 for his night of work. Read more