Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett died Thursday night following a crash at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania. Hodnett, a member of the Pennsylvania Posse, was 49 years old.
CBS 21 News, a local CBS affiliate located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, reported that the coroner was called to a rollover crash with entrapment at approximately 9 p.m. ET. According to multiple sources at the race track, the accident occurred on Lap 28 of the 410 Sprint Cars feature event.
BAPS Motor Speedway officials canceled the remainder of the program following the crash and awarded the victory to Danny Dietrich.
Hodnett was widely regarded as one of, if not the best, Sprint Car racers in the Northeast region. In addition to his dominance at local tracks throughout the state of Pennsylvania, Hodnett scored 20 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series wins and 19 All Star Circuit of Champions victories during his career.
According to his website, Hodnett tallied five wins and the 2018 Pennsylvania Speedweek championship this season.
Hodnett’s website was updated Thursday night with the message, “Please keep Sherry, the entire Hodnett family, and the Heffner racing team in your thoughts and prayers. Greg was a professional in every sense of the word, and will be desperately missed!”
-Story by Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
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