MECHANICSBURG – Greg Hodnett tuned-up for next weekend’s World of Outlaws-sanctioned Morgan Hughes National Open by winning Friday's sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway.
The victory was Hodnett’s fifth win of the season and 51st of his career; extending his already large point lead in the Lawrence Chevrolet sprint car standings.
The 50th annual World of Outlaws National Open race is Saturday, September 29.
The Thomasville, Pa., driver earned $4,000 for the win in a sprinter owned by John Trone.
“We don’t get to start that far toward the front very often, so when it comes, you have to take advantage of it,” said Hodnett, according to the track's website. “We probably weren’t the best car, but we held on and made some decent decisions in traffic to get the lead.”
The show was delayed for more than one hour when a wheel came off the 358 sprinter driver by DJ Montgomery hit and brought down wires on the frontstretch. Nobody was injured.
Liverpool's T.J. Stutts won the 358 sprint feature by holding off Mark Smith and Pat Cannon over the final five laps.
Adrian Shaffer and Nate Hammaker completed the top five. Eric Tomecek, Jason Shultz, Forsythe, Ryan Wilson and Fisher completed the top 10.
Information used in this story was provided by Williams Grove Speedway. Video used in this report is courtesy of www.SportsPlusVideo.com and Lynn Schaeffer Productions.