Posse Pounces: Hodnett Scores First Outlaws Win of 2015 at Lincoln Speedway

Hodnett leads Pennsylvania Posse sweep of the podium 

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. – May 13, 2015 – A dominant Greg Hodnett led an all Pennsylvania Posse sweep of the podium during the Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday night, as he claimed his first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

Hodnett was the driver to beat all night. Early on he scored his first quick time of the year. After being on the fortunate end of the Dash inversion draw, Hodnett scored the Dash win and started the night on the feature pole.

Through an early rash of cautions and an open red, Hodnett held off Stevie Smith and built on his position up front. By lap 14, Hodnett began working his way through lapped traffic. As the laps wound down, Stevie Smith, in second began catching Hodnett, but ended up with the more pressing issue of Ryan Smith behind him.

Hodnett crossed the finish line in first in his Lelands.com/Eagle Steel No. 27 car.

“This feels really good,” Hodnett said. “If someone had ever said we would win an Outlaw race at Lincoln, I would have told them they were a liar. I struggle here. Getting a great draw in qualifying and taking advantage of it, obviously getting a good draw in the Dash, it’s huge. We were fortunate enough to take advantage of it and pull it off with a win.”

Following his win Wednesday night, Hodnett now has 14 career World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series wins. He passes Jason Sides and is now tied with Ron Shuman for 24th on the all-time wins list.

Stevie Smith, who stood in victory lane during at the Gettysburg Clash last season, closed out the night in second. Stevie Smith had his hands full throughout the feature from the ‘Kunkletown Kid’ Ryan Smith. Ryan Smith nearly had him on the start. As the field worked its way through several restarts through the first third of the feature, Ryan Smith worked to hold off a charging Brad Sweet and get around Stevie Smith.

Stevie Smith expanded the gap between he and Ryan Smith in the middle of the feature but as the two worked their way through lapped traffic, Ryan Smith caught up to him with his No. 94 Wurko Group car. For the final two laps, Stevie Smith tried to hold off Ryan Smith.

“I was running my butt of trying to catch the guy in front of me and then the last couple of laps I had to worry about getting passed,” Stevie Smith said. “I heard something, I wasn’t sure if it was one of the lap cars that we had passed, I had no idea who it was. I thought, you know what, I’ve done this before, I’m just going to move up and take his air and take his groove. I’m glad I did because I think he would have passed us.”

Stevie Smith brought his No. 51S Miller Brothers Chevrolet car home in second.

Ryan Smith, who scored his first ever World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory last October at Port Royal Speedway, had not been to Lincoln yet this season.

“It was a good night,” Smith said. “I got to Stevie there at the end and I knew I had to get him when I caught him there and I showed my nose and he took my air off. Great race – awesome race track. Glad to represent the Posse.”

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to action on Friday and Saturday as the battle between the Outlaws and Posse continues at Williams Grove Speedway. Bragging rights and the Morgan Cup are at stake as the two sides take on the historic half-mile oval. Tickets remain for the event. Find out more information and buy tickets by visiting http://woosprint.com/morgan-cup.

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Lincoln Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Greg Hodnett led an all Pennsylvania Posse sweep of the podium Wednesday night, joining Stevie Smith and Ryan Smith… Tonight’s win was the 14th World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series win of Hodnett’s career, tying him with Ron Shuman for 24th on the all-time wins list… Greg Hodnett scored his first quicktime of the season Wednesday night… Donny Schatz was the night’s KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing 10 positions to finish in 15th.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS – MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Craig Dollansky; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Ryan Smith; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 cash): Ryan Smith; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): David Gravel; Mobil 1 ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Lincoln Welders ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Danny Dietrich; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman;Super Flow ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 product certificate): Ryan Smith;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Donny Schatz; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Ryan Smith;Mobil 1 (20% off Mobil1RacingStore.com): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Craig Dollansky

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 8 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Stockton Dirt Track on March 21, Silver Dollar Speedway on March 28, Placerville Speedway on April 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 12, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 26, Eldora Speedway on May 8, Eldora Speedway on May 9); Shane Stewart – 3 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, Keller Auto Speedway on April 17, Salina Highbanks Speedway on May 1); Rico Abreu – 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Stockton Dirt Track on March 22); Paul McMahan – 2 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 18, Tri-State Speedway on May 3); Daryn Pittman – 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Antioch Speedway on March 29); Brad Sweet – 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, Calistoga Speedway on April 11); Christopher Bell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on May 2); Brian Brown – 1 (USA Raceway on March 7); Greg Hodnett – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 13); Tim Kaeding – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 13); Terry McCarl – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5).

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Lincoln Speedway; Abbottstown, Pa.; May 13, 2015

A-Main – (35 Laps) – 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [1] [$10,000]; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith [2] [$5,500]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [3] [$3,200]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$2,800]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [7] [$2,500]; 6. 1-Lucas Wolfe [5] [$2,300]; 7. 87-Alan Krimes [13] [$2,200]; 8. 19M-Brent Marks [8] [$2,100]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [6] [$2,050]; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich [19] [$2,000]; 11. 7-David Gravel [9] [$1,500]; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman [14] [$1,200]; 13. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [21] [$1,100]; 14. 25-Aaron Ott [10] [$1,050]; 15. 15-Donny Schatz [25] [$200]; 16. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12] [$900]; 17. 52-Austin Hogue [24] [$800]; 18. 51-Paul McMahan [22] [$800]; 19. 55K-Robbie Kendall [16] [$800]; 20. 99M-Kyle Moody [28] [$]; 21. 5-Tyler Ross [11] [$800]; 22. 71M-Joey Saldana [20] [$800]; 23. 21-Brian Montieth [23] [$800]; 24. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15] [$800]; 25. 39-Tim Glatfelter [17] [$800]; 26. 14-Lance Dewease [18] [$800]; 27. 11C-Cory Haas [26] [$]; 28. 83-Craig Dollansky [27] [$]. Lap Leaders: Greg Hodnett 1-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+10]

Qualifying – 1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 12.817; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith, 12.987; 3. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.021; 4. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.056; 5. 7-David Gravel, 13.071; 6. 25-Aaron Ott, 13.104; 7. 5-Tyler Ross, 13.123; 8. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.128; 9. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.144; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.170; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.193; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.244; 13. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.247; 14. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.248; 15. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.249; 16. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.322; 17. 39-Tim Glatfelter, 13.324; 18. 14-Lance Dewease, 13.326; 19. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.337; 20. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.338; 21. 92-Niki Young, 13.355; 22. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 13.356; 23. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.361; 24. 35-Steve Owings, 13.370; 25. 59J-Jim Siegel, 13.380; 26. 89-Cody Darrah, 13.381; 27. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.426; 28. 44-Chase Dietz, 13.442; 29. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.480; 30. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.498; 31. 41-Jamie Veal, 13.502; 32. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.505; 33. 16-Gerard McIntyre, 13.508; 34. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.548; 35. 15A-Adam Wilt, 13.561; 36. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.579; 37. 52-Austin Hogue, 13.584; 38. 1X-Tim Wagaman, 13.587; 39. 69H-Shane Hoff, 13.604; 40. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.615; 41. 29W-Ryan Wilson, 13.622; 42. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.703; 43. 83-Craig Dollansky, 13.749; 44. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.799; 45. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.800; 46. 37-J.J. Grasso, 14.001; 47. 49H-Bradley Howard, 14.086

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 3. 87-Alan Krimes [2]; 4. 7-David Gravel [3]; 5. 52-Austin Hogue [10]; 6. 59J-Jim Siegel [7]; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre [9]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 9. 29W-Ryan Wilson [11]; 10. 92-Niki Young [6]; 11. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [12]; 12. 39-Tim Glatfelter [5]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 3. 25-Aaron Ott [3]; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith [4]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [8]; 6. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [6]; 7. 89-Cody Darrah [7]; 8. 14-Lance Dewease [5]; 9. 1X-Tim Wagaman [10]; 10. 59-Danny Holtgraver [11]; 11. 88-Brandon Rahmer [9]; 12. 37-J.J. Grasso [12]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall [1]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [7]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 6. 5-Tyler Ross [3]; 7. 15A-Adam Wilt [9]; 8. 11C-Cory Haas [6]; 9. 41-Jamie Veal [8]; 10. 83-Craig Dollansky [11]; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard [12]; 12. 69H-Shane Hoff [10]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 19M-Brent Marks [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [5]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 4. 1-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 6. 44-Chase Dietz [7]; 7. 35-Steve Owings [6]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [9]; 9. 98H-Dave Blaney [10]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 11. 99M-Kyle Moody [11]

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) – 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith [2]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 5. 1-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [7]; 8. 19M-Brent Marks [8]

C-Main – (10 Laps – Top 2 finishers transfer to the Last Chance Showdown) – 1. 7S-Jason Sides [1] [-]; 2. 1X-Tim Wagaman [2] [-]; 3. 98H-Dave Blaney [3] [$150]; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver [5] [$150]; 5. 83-Craig Dollansky [6] [$150]; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard [9] [$125]; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody [7] [$125]; 8. 29W-Ryan Wilson [4] [$125]; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [8] [$125]; 10. 69H-Shane Hoff [10] [$125]; 11. 37-J.J. Grasso [11] [$125]

Last Chance Showdown – (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 14-Lance Dewease [3] [-]; 2. 39-Tim Glatfelter [2] [-]; 3. 5-Tyler Ross [1] [-]; 4. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [5] [-]; 5. 11C-Cory Haas [6] [$300]; 6. 59J-Jim Siegel [8] [$250]; 7. 41-Jamie Veal [12] [$225]; 8. 15A-Adam Wilt [16] [$200]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [11] [$200]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [17] [$200]; 11. 44-Chase Dietz [10] [$200]; 12. 16-Gerard McIntyre [14] [$200]; 13. 1X-Tim Wagaman [18] [$200]; 14. 92-Niki Young [4] [$200]; 15. 35-Steve Owings [7] [$200]; 16. 1A-Jacob Allen [13] [$200]; 17. 88-Brandon Rahmer [15] [$200]; 18. 89-Cody Darrah [9] [$200]

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5’s

Top 10’s

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

3359

0

8

15

21

1

2

2

Shane Stewart

3324

-35

3

13

18

4

3

49

Brad Sweet

3266

-93

2

11

18

2

4

29

Kerry Madsen

3212

-147

0

8

19

4

5

51

Paul McMahan

3210

-149

2

12

17

4

6

71M

Joey Saldana

3182

-177

0

8

17

2

7

9

Daryn Pittman

3106

-253

2

8

15

0

8

7s

Jason Sides

3081

-278

0

7

12

0

9

7

David Gravel

3031

-328

0

2

10

1

10

11k

Kraig Kinser

2915

-444

0

2

5

1

11

1S

Logan Schuchart

2773

-586

0

1

6

0

12

41

Jason Johnson

2517

-842

0

1

5

0

13

1A

Jacob Allen

2266

-1093

0

0

0

0

14

7

Craig Dollansky

2247

-1112

0

1

4

0

15

24

Rico Abreu

2102

-1257

2

4

7

2

16

7H

Jojo Helberg

1487

-1872

0

0

0

0

17

24

Terry McCarl

1481

-1878

1

3

6

0

18

83

Kyle Hirst

1334

-2025

0

1

3

0

19

0

Bud Kaeding

1179

-2180

0

2

3

0

20

44W

Austen Wheatley

1168

-2191

0

0

0

0

 

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