Sunday, May 17, 2009


Greg Hodnett and the Posse stole the show from the World of Outlaws Friday Night!
Stevie Smith started on the pole and took the early lead with Cody Darrah second and Ryan Bohlke third. Hodnett, who started fifth, moved into third place on lap eleven.
By lap 20 he had found a fast line around the bottom of the corners. Hodnett drove by Darrah for the runnerup spot at that point, then two laps later took the lead from Smith. Once in front he rolled to the $10,000 victory ending a winless drought that stretched all the way back to July 6, 2007.
It was the 38th career win at Williams Grove for Hodnett, who moved into a 4-way tie with Todd Shaffer, Steve Kinser and the late Kenny Weld for seventh-place on the speedway's all time win list. Darrah settled for second and earned $5500. Smith faded to third, which earned him $3200.
Dave Ely turned in a strong performance to claim fourth and World of Outlaws point leader Donny Schatz completed the top five after starting 23rd. Daryn Pittman finished sixth. Sutliff Auto Group point leader Todd Shaffer was seventh with Brian Montieth eighth. Fred Rahmer earned the Coliseum Hard Charger award after moving from 28th to 9th, and Keith Kauffman completed the top ten. It was the most impressive performance in recent years for the Williams Grove regulars against the Outlaws after claiming nine of the top ten positions in the A-Main. Ryan Bohlke set fast time in qualifications with a lap of 16.814
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Feature - 30 laps - 1. Greg Hodnett, 2. Cody Darrah, 3. Stevie Smith, 4. Dave Ely, 5. Donny Schatz, 6. Daryn Pittman, 7. Toldd Shaffer, 8. Brian Montieth, 9. Fred Rahmer, 10. Keith Kauffman, 11. Jason Meyers, 12. Sam Hafertepe, 13. Kevin Nouse, 14. Chris Meleason, 15. Doug Esh, 16. Jac Haudenschild, 17. Brian Leppo, 18. Joey Saldana, 19. Lucas Wolfe, 20. Steve Buckwalter, 21. Chad Layton, 22. Adam Wilt, 23. Lance Dewease, 24. Steve Kinser, 25. Craig Dollanky, 26. Ryan Bohlke, 27. Mike Erdley, 28, Mark Smith

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