By Fully Injected Motorsports:
CHICORA, Pa. (August 9, 2021) – Another Sharon Speedway visit resulted in another top-five outcome for Chicora, Pennsylvania’s George Hobaugh, this time scoring a podium finish, leading laps in the process, during a $3,000-to-win open wheel appearance on Saturday, August 7.
Hobaugh, aboard the Krill Recycling, Laskowski Plumbing, Ridgeview Security, Hobaugh’s Auto Parts, Colliers Custom Kitchen and Bath, No. 40 sprint car, started third on the Sharon grid and battled within podium range the entire 30-lap distance, following race-long leader Darren Pifer for the first 20 circuits. Unfortunately for Pifer, his campaign at the front of the field would come to a halt on lap 21 allowing Hobaugh to inherit the top spot. Suspension damage was the culprit, brought to life after Pifer made contact with the outside retaining wall on lap 18.
Despite his attempt to outrun his fellow frontrunners for a second Sharon Speedway win of 2021, Hobaugh was eventually forced to surrender the lead to first-time winner Carl Bowser, who took command officially on lap 23; Hobaugh held on to finish second.
A Sunday night visit to Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pennsylvania, resulted in Hobaugh’s second top-ten in just as many days; he started seventh and finished in the exact same position.
“We were close, but not close enough. We’ve been close at Sharon a lot this season. It’s hard to be unhappy about podium finishes, but we know we are good enough to win any time we pull into that place,” Hobaugh said, who earned a Sharon Speedway victory on May 15. “I want to thank everyone who helps make all of this possible. We have a lot of great partners and we wouldn’t be able to do any of this without their support. We’ll do what we can to get them a win at Sharon next weekend.”
George Hobaugh and Hobaugh Motorsports will continue their 2021 campaign with another round of action in Western Pennsylvania, this time returning to Lernerville Speedway on Friday, August 13, then making the tow to Sharon Speedway on Saturday, August 14. Like the August 7 program, Saturday’s visit to Sharon will award a $3,000 top prize.
George Hobaugh and Hobaugh Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Krill Recycling, Laskowski Plumbing, Ridgeview Security, Hobaugh’s Auto Parts, Colliers Custom Kitchen and Bath.
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2021 Wins: 1 (Sharon Speedway – May 15th)
2021 Highlights: Owns two podium finishes at Tri-City Raceway Park (second and third). Earned a Hard Charger Award at Port Royal Speedway and has finished as high as fourth during feature action. Finished 13th with the World of Outlaws at Sharon Speedway on May 22. Earned Hard Charger Award (22nd to 11th) during Sharon Speedway’s Western Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek visit on Saturday, June 5. Finished third at Lernerville Speedway on Friday, June 11. Finished fifth during Ohio Sprint Speedweek/All Star start at Sharon Speedway on June 15. Finished fifth at Sharon Speedway on June 26. Finished fifth at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, July 24. Finished second at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, August 7.
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