Hodnett captures Ice Breaker win at Lincoln
Spring Grove’s Greg Hodnett raced to his second consecutive Ice Breaker 30 sprint car win at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
Hodnett’s first win of the season was his 30th career Lincoln victory and was worth $4000.
Lincoln Speedway postponed the event for one day to allow the facility grounds to dry and then took advantage of a seasonably warm, sunny day to draw an overflow crowd.
After a number of good runs in both Arizona and Florida this winter, Hodnett took advantage of an outside front row starting position to score the win. He outgunned pole sitter Adam Wilt, of York, on the start of the event and led all 30 laps. Fourth starter, Cole Duncan, ran second for much of the event before faltering in lapped traffic and eventually spinning into the first turn wall ending his day.
Wilt regained second and then had to fend off 11th starter Brian Montieth to claim that position at the finish. Montieth was third, with eighth starter Gerard McIntyre Jr. and seventh starter Jim Siegel in the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Alan Krimes, York’s Chase Dietz, Freddie Rahmer, Danny Dietrich, who raced back from an opening lap spin, and Lewisberry’s Kyle Moody.
Saturday night: Erick Rudolph won Saturday’s Battle of Trenton Indoor TQ Midget race.
He collected $2000 for his second win of the three-race winter series. Rudolph started second and led all 40 laps of the event. His victory also clinched the point championship for the series of events that also included Allentown and Atlantic City.
Tony Dimattia came on strong at the end of the race for second place, with Jimmy Blewett slipping to third. Scott Kreutter and Patrick Emerling completed the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Jon Reid, Ryan Susise, Bobby Holmes, Nick Ladyga and Shawn Nye.
Friday’s Triple 20 Qualifiers went to Ladyga, Blewett, and Susise.
Jesse Hartman won Saturday’s non-stop 20-lap Slingshot feature, which was timed in just 4 minutes, 30.901 seconds. Anthony Raisner, Paul Hartwig, Dillon Steuer and Seth Spayd completed the top five.
Friday’s Champ Kart feature went to Chris Daley over Cale Ross, James Hayden, Dalton Rivira and A J Jadacki.
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