By Fully Injected Motorsports:
CHICORA, Pa. (May 2, 2022) – George Hobaugh and Hobaugh Motorsports turned some heads on Saturday night during their visit to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, joining the All Star Circuit of Champions for the annual Buckeye Cup awarding $6,500. Almost perfect during preliminary action, Hobaugh kicked-off the All Star program with a heat race victory, eventually driving on to score the evening’s dash win resulting in the pole position for the 30-lap main event.
Leading the first 28 laps, Hobaugh, aboard his Krill Recycling, Laskowski Plumbing, Ridgeview Security, Hobaugh’s Auto Parts, Colliers Custom Kitchen and Bath, No 40 sprint car, was almost untouchable, even navigating through traffic with ease during the bulk of the contest. But, to Hobaugh’s dismay, his ability to turn the car became more and more difficult, and on lap 29, the lead was lost to Myerstown’s Brent Marks. The Chicora, Pennsylvania, native was able to hang on to finish fifth, but four spots shy of the ultimate goal.
“That’s a tough one to swallow. The car was getting tighter and tighter, and it was getting tough to turn. This one may haunt us for a while, but at least we know what we are capable of doing,” Hobaugh explained, a former All Star runner-up at Sharon. “All we can do is regroup and try again this weekend. We have a long season ahead of us. There is still plenty of time to redeem ourselves.”
George Hobaugh and Hobaugh Motorsports will continue their 2022 campaign with return visits to Lernerville Speedway and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 6-7, respectively.
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)
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.
Photo Credit: Jason Brown Motorsports Photography