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HODNETT WINS TWICE AND KAUFFMAN ONCE
PUSHING TEAM-HOOSIER TO 10-0 IN PA

4-2-2002

Greg Hodnett twice a winner over the weekend.PENNSYLVANIA (March 29-30) -- Greg Hodnett became the first two-time winner of the season at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night and then captured the 410 sprint feature at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday. Keith Kauffman also continued his impressive early season performance by capturing the season opener at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday. Kauffman already has amassed four wins at the three aforementioned Pennsylvania tracks. The three wins also push Team-Hoosier's record to a perfect 10-0 for the year.

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY
Friday, March 29
MECHANICSBURG, PA -- There were 34 cars on hand at Williams Grove Speedway--28 on Hoosier tires. In the 30-lap feature, 21 of the 24 starters were on Hoosiers. At the finish, it was Greg Hodnett taking the win using a pair of Hoosier RD12's. Hodnett earned $6,000 for the first place finish. Early race leader P.J. Chesson, also using a pair of RD12's, finished in the runner-up position. The first 13 drivers to cross the finish line used Hoosier tires. Rounding out third through 13th were: Lance Dewease, Kasey Kahne, Billy Pauch, Sean Michael, Keith Kauffman, Todd Hestor, Todd Shaffer, Jim Nier, Jeff Shepard, Don Kreitz, Jr. and James Chesson. Team-Hoosier's record remains undefeated in four events at Williams Grove Speedway.
 

Keith Kauffman after capturing the season opener at Port Royal Speedway (photo courtesy of Allan Holland and hoseheads.com)PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY 
Saturday, March 30
PORT ROYAL, PA -- Thirty cars were on hand at Port Royal Speedway for the season opener--18 of them on Hoosier tires. In the feature, 15 of the 24 starters used Hoosier tires. Keith Kauffman captured the win and pocketed the $2,500 prize. Kauffman used a pair of Hoosier RD12's en route to the win, his fourth of the season. The top eight drivers to cross the finish line were on Hoosiers. Following Kauffman to the stripe and rounding out the all-Hoosier top eight were: Fred Rahmer, Todd Shaffer, Sean Michael, Don Kreitz, Jr., Jim Nier, Todd Hestor and Mark Smith.       
 

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY 
Saturday, March 30 
     
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA -- After capturing the win at Williams Grove Speedway Friday, Greg Hodnett became a two-time winner over the weekend by winning the 25-lap feature at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday. Thirty-five cars attempted to make the field for the $2,500 to-win feature--30 of them on Hoosier tires. In the feature, 21 of the 24 starters used Hoosier rubber. Greg Hodnett used a pair of Hoosier RD12's to capture his second win of the weekend and first win of the year at Lincoln. Overall, the first seven drivers to cross the finish line in the 25-lap feature were riding atop Hoosier tires. Mark Smith (RD12/RD12), Steve Siegel (D10/RD12), Lance Dewease, Jeff Shepard, Johnny Mackison, Jr., and Keith Kauffman finished second through seventh for the purple team.

Congratulations to all the competitors and special thanks to all the teams using Hoosier tires and extending Team-Hoosier's record in Pennsylvania to a perfect 10-0. 

Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic's Bob Wirts contributed the information for this report. 

      

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