DIRT TRACK ROUNDUP: Many area speedways postpone action after Greg Hodnett's death

  • Many area dirt tracks postponed their scheduled races after the death of Greg Hodnett on Thursday.
  • The World of Outlaws did hold a late model race at Selinsgrove, with Chris Madden earning the win.
  • Brent Marks captured a World of Outlaws sprint triumph at Eldora Speedway in Ohio.

Many area tracks postponed their weekend racing action after the tragic accident on Thursday night that claimed the life of Spring Grove’s Greg Hodnett.

Greg Hodnett

The Friday racing at Williams Grove Speedway, along with the Saturday shows at Lincoln and BAPS speedways were postponed this weekend.

Williams Grove will run the make-up 410 sprint race that was scheduled for Friday on its Oct. 5 show. Lincoln has moved the Dirt Classic for 410 sprints to Oct. 6, and will now host the Manufacturers' Night on Oct. 13.

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Madden wins $10,000 at Selinsgrove: The World of Outlaws late model event set for Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday was held, with Chris Madden picking up the $10,000 win.

Madden’s victory came over Devin Moran, with Mike Marlar in third. York’s Rick Eckert and Jeff Rine completed the top five, with Dover’s Coleby Frye in sixth.

Jim Yoder won the limited late model feature over Shaun Miller, Todd Snook, Matt Cochran and Steve Campbell.

Marks earns Outlaw win: As part of the Four Crown Nationals at the Eldora Speedway, the World of Outlaws sprints raced Friday night, with local Outlaw Brent Marks scoring his third WoO victory of the season.

After outdueling Hanover’s Logan Schuchart for the victory, Marks dedicated his win to Hodnett’s memory.

Schuchart finished second, followed by Greg Wilson, Dave Blaney and David Gravel.

Saturday at Eldora, the All Star sprints competed, with Aaron Reutzel scoring the win over Parker Price Miller, Gio Scelzi, Travis Philo and Cole Duncan.

The Outlaws raced at western Pennsylvania’s Lernerville Speedway Saturday, with Brad Sweet picking up the win over Donny Schatz, Tim Shaffer, Schuchart and Daryn Pittman.

Weller grabs URC triumph: The United Racing Club 360 sprints raced at Georgetown, Delaware, Friday, with Josh Weller scoring the win over Justin Barger, J.J. Grasso, Adam Carberry and Ryan Watt.

Reach Bryan Householder at sports@yorkdispatch.com.