PORT ROYAL, PA – Saturday’s Pennsylvania Speedweek event will once again honor the late Greg Hodnett for the third consecutive season as it will be the Greg Hodnett Classic paying $10,000 to the winner.
Not only is this the second highest paying event on the nine-day schedule, but it also serves as the next to last event of the series heading into the championship crowning race at Selinsgrove Speedway July 4th. Kyle Larson picked up the victory last year during the event enroot to his first Speedweek championship
Also, on the card for the night will be the River Valley Builders Super Late Models racing for $3000. Austin Berry won the last Super Late Model event for his first career victory at the Speedway. Dylan Yoder currently leads the standings by just 5 points over Gary Stuhler with Ross Robinson (-35), Colton Flinner (-90) and Tyler Bare (-145) rounding out the top five.
The event will once again be an all-day affair as several activities are planned to honor Hodnett and to benefit to The The Greg Hodnett Foundation, which was established to honor the memory of Hodnett and benefits the families of drivers who may pass away racing.
Activities will kick off at 9:00am EST with the 3rd Annual Greg Hodnett Foundation 5k run/walk. Race-day registration is at 8:00am and there is a $35 registration fee or $30 pre-registration at www.greghodnettfoundation.com. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female winners per age group and the top overall male and female.
In addition to the 5k, there will be a Cornhole tournament presented by Mid Penn Cornhole to benefit the foundation and the cost/person to register is $20. Partners will be random selection and registration starts at 10:30am, with the tournament schedule to begin at 11:45am. Cash prizes will be handed out to the top three teams and thanks to sponsors, features at least $300 in payouts. For more information, check out https://fb.me/e/ctkCxO65w
Finally, there will also be an auction featuring several pieces of memorabilia and various donated items to benefit the foundation. Hodnett’s car owner, Mike Heffner, will host the auction and they are continuing to accept donations up until the day of the event. There will also be a table with merchandise for sale to include the brand-new Greg Hodnett Memorial shirts and brand-new mini wing panels. The auction is set to begin at 4:45 and end at 5:45. You will need an event ticket to attend the auction.
Saturday- Gates Open at 4:30 with Racing Set to Begin at 7:30 pm.
General Admission- $25, Students- $10, Pits $35