PORT ROYAL, Pa. — Greg Hodnett wired the field for the $4,000 payday in what was a crash-marred 25-lap sprint car feature Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway.
Hodnett and A.J. Flick started on the front row and Hodnett blasted into control over Flick when the green unfurled.
Flick got underneath Hodnett on the restart and for just a moment held the lead but Hodnett rode his momentum to regain control while Brock Zearfoss capitalized on on Flick’s move to snare second.
And then the first red flag of the race appeared with 10 laps to go when Trenton Sheaffer slammed into the first turn wall and recoiled back down onto the track.
When action restarted, the machines of Zearfoss, Mike Wagner and Rick Lafferty dueled for second for several laps before Lafferty finally gained the position over Wagner with six laps to go.
Wagner and Zearfoss then continued to battle for third with contact between the pair ending up with Wagner spinning with two laps to go.
The restart saw a red flag period return when T.J. Stutts blasted inside of Steve Buckwalter in the third turn only to make contact while trying to make the pass and flipping wildly into the fourth corner.
A lengthy red-flag period followed while Stutts was extricated from the car before being transported to an area hospital to be checked out.
Hodnett drove away on the restart to record his second win of the year at the oval and the 52nd of his career in the facility.
Finishing second was Lafferty, .994 seconds behind, followed by 13th starter Dylan Cisney, Zearfoss and Ryan Taylor.
Sixth through 10th went to Logan Wagner, Jared Esh, Joey Hershey, Bradley Howard and Tyler Reaser.