Topic: WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY RESULTS
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posted April 15, 2001 09:52 AM
WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY
EARLY BIRD CHAMPIONSHIP/DIAMOND SERIES
Feature (30 Laps) - 1. Greg Hodnett ($6,000); 2. Fred Rahmer ($4,000); 3.
Sean Michael ($2,500); 4. Donnie Kreitz Jr. ($2,000); 5. Lance Dewease
($1,800); 6. Keith Kauffman ($1,500); 7. Dave Ely ($1,300); 8. Curt Michael
($1,100); 9. Cris Eash ($1,000); 10. Billy Pauch ($900); 11. Todd Hestor
($800); 12. Todd Shaffer ($700); 13. James Chesson ($600); 14. Len Thompson
($575); 15. Chris Knopp ($550); 16. Mike Wagner ($525); 17. Mark Smith
($500); 18. Rick Lafferty ($475); 19. Darren Eash ($475); 20. Johnny
Mackison Jr. ($475); 21. Brook Weibley ($475); 22. P.J. Chesson ($450); 23.
Jeff Rohrbaugh ($450); 24. Mike Erdley ($450). No Time
Lap Leaders - Greg Hodnett (1-30)
Heat Winners - Billy Pauch, Mike Erdley, Johnny Mackison Jr.
B-Main Winner - Fred Rahmer
Time Trials (fast time) - Dave Ely, 17.13 seconds
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posted April 15, 2001 09:59 AM
HODNETT OUT RUNS RAHMER TO GROVE EARLY BIRD CHAMPIONSHIP WIN
It was only a matter of time.
Since his return to Central Pennsylvania racing this season, Memphis,
Tennessee's Greg Hodnett and his Apple Motorsports Team had been searching
for that first win.
The key words after Friday night was - "had been searching".
After struggling with set-ups, bad luck, and a few bad crashes, the search
was finally over.
Hodnett grabbed the lead from his pole position at the drop of the green
and out-ran four-time track champ Fred Rahmer over the race's final 22 laps
to win the lucrative 30-lap Early Bird Championship at Williams Grove Friday
night. And with the win, became the sixth different winner in six races this
season at the historic Mechanicsburg half-mile.
"It feels a lot better than it has the last few weeks I can tell you that,"
said Hodnett. "The guys have been working there tails off, we crashed a
couple cars...this Apple Chevrolet Cars by Dealers, Rudisill Auto Body Maxim
has really done a good job for us."
"You can make or break yourself with these things. I kind of think we over
thought ourselves for the last few weeks and kind of went back to basics and
it seems to have worked out very well."
Hodnett's $6,000 victory from the pole was not an easy one. Hodnett had to
race through heavy lapped traffic with Rahmer on his tail over the closing
stages of the race, and endured a final two-lap dash to take the checkered
1.79 seconds ahead of the Salfordville racer for his seventh career Williams
A lapped car between himself and Rahmer on the final restart allowed the
Tennessee racer to race away over the final two laps to notch his second
overall win of the season.
Rahmer, who is seeking his first win at Williams Grove this season while
trying to win a record-tying fifth consecutive track champion settled for
second, with Sean Michael third, Donnie Kreitz Jr. fourth, and Lance Dewease