Hodnett Win Second of the Year in Sprint Car Action at SSP NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (May 12, 2004) -- Greg Hodnett of Memphis, TN becomes the first repeat winner in Sprint Car action at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Thursday evening. In other action,...
Hodnett Win Second of the Year in Sprint Car Action at SSP
NEWBERRYTOWN, PA (May 12, 2004) -- Greg Hodnett of Memphis, TN becomes the first repeat winner in Sprint Car action at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Thursday evening. In other action, Larry Hughes Jr. won the Xtreme Stock Car feature and Michelle Miller defeated Tracy Miller and Mike Miller in the 5-lap ARDC Midget Match race.
Hodnett started 8th in the 25-lap Sprint Car feature event, and immediately began working his way toward the front. Cory Haas took the early lead from the outside front row, but spun in the first turn of the second lap turning the lead over to Blane Heimbach. Heimbach led for just two circuits until, Hodnett took command. While Hodnett led the remainder of the distance, he could never shake Heimbach, who likewise had his hands full with Jeff Shepard. They finished in that order, with Lance Dewease just edging Fred Rahmer for fourth spot. Rounding out the top ten were Doug Esh, Jason Johnson, who started last, Johnny Mackison Jr., Alan Krimes and Cilff Brian. Heats went to Esh, Hodnett, and Shepard, with Brian Leppo taking the consolation win.
Hughes came from mid-pack to take the 25-lap Xtreme Stock feature, taking the lead from Smoke Christine on the 12th lap. David Wilhelm scored yet another top five finish from the back of the back. This time, Wilhelm came back from a first lap accident for second. Tom slanker also came from the back for third, with Charlie Pensinger and Brian Sanders in the top five. Heats went to Pensinger and Jason Failor, while Wilhelm won the Dash.
The next race at SSP will be Thursday night, May 19 with the 51st Anniversary race featuring the Sprint Cars, Xtreme Stock Cars and Legends Cars. Gates open in the pit area and grandstands at 5:00 p.m. Warmups begin at 7:00 p.m. with racing beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m. SSP will continue its Repeat Fan Discount in which there will be a $2.00 discount for each person with a ticket stub from the May 12 event only. For example, $2.00 off an Adult ticket for May 19 with and Adult ticket stub from the May 12 event. Returning fans are encouraged to write their name, address and phone number on the back of the stub to be entered into special drawings to be held during the season for great prizes. Last season, the grand prize was two tickets to the NASCAR race in October at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. Pit pass prices are $20.00 with a reduced price of $18.00 for all track license holders.
For more information, visit ww.sspracing.net or call the SSP home office at (717) 292-1696. The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located off I-83 to exit 32, then 1.4 miles NW on SR382 to York Road, then 1.3 miles south. On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170.
SSP RESULTS FROM THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2005
SPRINT CAR FEATURE (25 laps): q. Greg Hodnett, 2. Blane Heimbach, 3. Jeff Shepard, 4. Lance Dewease, 5. Fred Rahmer, 6. Doug Esh, 7. Jason Johnson, 8. Johnny Mackison Jr., 9. Alan Krimes, 10. Cliff Brian, 11. Josh Wells, 12. Glendon Forsythe, 13. Cory Haas, 14. Brian Leppo, 15. Brent Kluge, 16. Billy Kimmel, 17. Bobby Weaver, 18. Billy Schoffstall, 19. Chad Jumper, 20. Mark Smith; DNS: Dave Cordier, Jr., Eric Stambaugh, Scott Lutz, Jimmy Callahan Jr., Steve Poplaski.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Haas 1, Heimbach 2-3, Hodnett 4-25
HEAT WINNERS: Esh, Hodnett, Shepard
CONSOLATION WINNER: Leppo
XTREME STOCK CAR FEATURE (25 laps): 1. Larry Hughes Jr. 2. David Wilhelm 3. Tom Slanker 4. Charlie Pensinger 5. Brian Sanders 6. Ronnie Thomas 7. Charles Schomann 8. Travis Horan 9. Chris Mudd 10. Karl Windish 11. Mike Mixell 12. Wayne Eurich 13. Steve Clemmens 14. Bryon Sipe 15.Jason Failor 16. Bob Bender 17. John Hiden Jr. 18 Eric Snoak 19. Daryl Beakler 20. Jerry Blauch 21. Smoke Christine 22. Jerry Cress 23. Zac Beck 24. Sam Henry 25. Mike Goodwin 26. Tom Johns 27. Andrew Frye 28. Adam Smith 29. Gene Lentz Jr. 30. Matt Wompler 31. Travis Stark 32. Nathan Heindle 33. Sam Rial 34. Alan Miller DNS- Gerald Barnes, Brian Shue
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Clemmens 1-6, Christine 7-11, Hughes 12-25
HEAT WINNERS: Pensinger, Failor
PEPSI DASH WINNER: Wilhelm