By Fully Injected Motorsports:

CHICORA, Pa. (August 1, 2022) –  Chicora, Pennsylvania’s George Hobaugh certainly knows his way around Sharon Speedway, and although forced to start midpack on Saturday evening, the ace of the Hobaugh Motorsports, Krill Recycling, Laskowski Plumbing, Ridgeview Security, Hobaugh’s Auto Parts, Hobo Storage, No. 40 sprint car put on a show, climbing his way forward from ninth to secure the $3,000 payday. The victory raises Hobaugh’s season total to two, earning his fist in a visit to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in late May. 

Hobaugh made his winning move with just four laps remaining, scooting by teammate and fellow Western Pennsylvania wheelman, Carl Bowser, with a slider through turns one and two. Johnstown’s Dan Shetler did his best to steal the spotlight on the final circuit, but Hobaugh held strong.

“What a night for this team. I didn’t think we had a chance from ninth, but we just kept working our way forward and the rest is history,” Hobaugh explained, now a three-time winner at Sharon Speedway. “The caution just after halfway really helped with our progress. It really doesn’t matter who is racing at Sharon…Outlaws, All Stars, locals…it always puts on a great show and we love racing here.”

George Hobaugh and Hobaugh Motorsports will continue their 2022 campaign with another Lernerville Speedway and Sharon Speedway doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, August 5-6.

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, Hobo Storage.

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2021 Wins: 1 (Sharon Speedway – May 15th)

2022 Wins: 2 (Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – May 28th), (Sharon Speedway – July 30)

2022 Highlights: Highlighted Florida campaign with 17th-place score against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park. Qualified for Port Royal Speedway’s 80th season opener on Sunday, March 6 (42 cars entered). Finished fifth (from pole) with All Star Circuit of Champions during Sharon Speedway’s Buckeye Cup on Saturday, April 30; led the first 28 laps. Finished sixth during Lernerville Speedway Fab4 start on May 13. Finished eighth at Lernerville Speedway on Friday, May 20. Scored first win of 2022 during Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway visit on Saturday, May 28. Finished third during Sharon Speedway’s Western PA Speedweek stop on Saturday, June 4. Finished fifth at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 18. Finished third at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, June 25. Earned second victory of the season during Sharon Speedway start on Saturday, July 30.


Photo Credit: Sharon Speedway
Tyler Altmeyer