Greg Hodnett Dominates in DIRTcar Nationals Sprint Week Win

Hodnett takes UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory over Danny Lasoski

BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 11, 2015 – It was a win for the Pennsylvania Posse Wednesday night at Volusia Speedway Park as Greg Hodnett dominated the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions feature on night two of DIRTcar Nationals sprint week.

Hodnett won the Dash earlier in the night, denying quick qualifier Danny Lasoski the feature pole. Through early cautions in the A main, Hodnett held off challenges from Paul McMahan and battled his way through lapped traffic. As McMahan stumbled late in the race, Hodnett pulled away, Brad Sweet advanced into the third position and Lasoski sought to close the gap with Hodnett.

Ultimately though it was Hodnett who scored the first sprint week win of DIRTcar Nationals, leading his nearest competition at the finish line by half a straightaway.

“Fortunately, my guys gave me a great racecar to take advantage of a front row starting spot,” Hodnett said. “It doesn’t happen very often so we’ll try to do everything we can to take advantage of it and it worked out for us.”

Despite the ease with which it appeared Hodnett took the victory, he said it was a challenge throughout the feature.

“I was hand over hand a couple of times in traffic,” he said. “It was a little bit of a handful up on the cushion trying to slide guys and do everything. Fortunately for us, it worked out and I got one of these beautiful gator trophies.”

Lasoski ended up finishing in second as he begins a full campaign for a new car owner.

“Well, we were one short of where we wanted to be,” the Big Game Motorsports driver said. “Again, I want to thank Tod Quiring for giving us a shot at this racecar. The cars really were good… Just really excited to be driving this thing. We come out, we’ve got the speed – we just got beat on both starts. I spun the wheels on the start and that’s where we ended up.”

Racing returns to Volusia Speedway Park Thursday night when the All Stars and DIRTcar UMP Modifieds compete on the half-mile oval. Tickets are still available for DIRTcar Nationals at http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or by calling 1-877-395-8606. Watch and listen live to DIRTcar Nationals at http://www.DIRTVision.com.

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UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Statistical Report; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla.; Feb. 11, 2015

A-Main – (30 Laps) – 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [4]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [13]; 7. 83-David Gravel [15]; 8. 14K-Dale Blaney [5]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson [14]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 11. 11-Steve Kinser [16]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz [11]; 13. 7-Craig Dollansky [21]; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah [17]; 15. 71M-Joey Saldana [8]; 16. 4-Cody Darrah [19]; 17. 59-Danny Holtgraver [22]; 18. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [18]; 19. 1-Lucas Wolfe [12]; 20. 63-Kody Swanson [10]; 21. 98H-Dave Blaney [9]; 22. 4S-Danny Smith [20]; 23. 45-Tim Shaffer [23]; 24. 77X-Wayne Johnson [24]. Hard Charger: 83-David Gravel [+8]

Qualifying – 1. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.039; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.082; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.094; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.109; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.112; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.143; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.145; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.183; 9. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.189; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.215; 11. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.231; 12. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.251; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.273; 14. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.349; 15. 83-David Gravel, 13.351; 16. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.391; 17. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.420; 18. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.422; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.430; 20. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.464; 21. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.481; 22. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.482; 23. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.511; 24. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.553; 25. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon, 13.566; 26. i07-Steve Buckwalter, 13.600; 27. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.673; 28. 71MX-Paul May, 99.990

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 2L-Danny Lasoski [6]; 5. 4-Cody Darrah [8]; 6. 14K-Dale Blaney [5]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 9. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon [9]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 41-Jason Johnson [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [6]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen [5]; 6. 63-Kody Swanson [3]; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson [7]; 8. 59-Danny Holtgraver [8]; 9. i07-Steve Buckwalter [9]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 83-David Gravel [2]; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney [4]; 3. 1-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [6]; 5. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky [8]; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer [9]; 8. 4S-Danny Smith [7]; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [1]

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature) – 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski [1]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney [5]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [6]

Last Chance Showdown – (12 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson [4]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [2]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer [9]; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver [6]; 6. 4S-Danny Smith [5]; 7. i07-Steve Buckwalter [8]; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon [7]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]

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