Hodnett Claims Grandview Sprint Cash
BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. — Greg Hodnett won the Pennsylvania Speed Week sprint car feature during Tuesday night’s Thunder on the Hill Racing Series program at Grandview Speedway.
The 25th season of Thunder on the Hill brought Tuesday’s 112th event in the series.
Hodnett, driving the Mike Heffner sprint car, set the early pace followed by Darren Mollenoyux and Lucas Wolfe. By lap seven Wolfe was second and chasing down Hodnett. Alan Krimes and Danny Dietrich were on their way to the front of the pack.
On lap 14, Wolfe caught Hodnett and staged the first challenge for the lead with Alan Krimes racing in third.
As the halfway point of the race, Hodnett, Wolfe, Danny Dietrich, Krimes and Mollenoyux were the top five.
On lap 19, Dietrich, using the outside lane, moved into second and he began to chase down the leader. On lap 24, there were three cars racing under a blanket for the lead with Hodnett, Dietrich and Dewease in a battle. Lap after lap Dietrich rode the outside boiler-plate as he challenged Hodnett for the lead.
Dietrich made a challenge for the lead lap after lap then on lap 28, Lucas Wolfe moved into second. Wolfe now challenged for the lead and with just two laps to go, Hodnett and Wolfe crossed the line side by side. Hodnett held off the challenges of Wolfe to score his seventh Thunder on the Hill victory and collected $5,000.
Greg Hodnett, Lucas Wolfe, Danny Dietrich, Brent Marks, Lance Dewease, Robbie Stillwaggon, Ryan Smith, Alan Krimes, Darren Mollenoyux, Brady Bacon, Austin Wheatley, Danny Sammons, Curt Stroup, Brian Montieth, Scott Wilson, Ryan Taylor, Tyler Ross, J.J. Grasso, Justin Barger, Freddie Rahmer, Alex Schantz, Kyle Reinhardt.