WATERFORD, CT - The sudden passing of 410 Sprint Car racer Greg Hodnett last month struck the Hoosier Mid-Atlantic ATQMRA community. Hodnett, a member of the Pennsylvania Posse made his legacy racing in an area that is considered the home-base for many ATQMRA teams. The ATQMRA honored Greg at the last Wall Stadium Race by running a 27 lap feature event and each car had Hodnett colored ribbons hanging from the back of the cage during the race, that were provided by Sean Case.
The Greg Hodnett Memorial Race, sponsored by ATQMRA driver, Jeff Kot is set to take place this Saturday, October 6th, 2018, at The New London – Waterford Speedbowl in Connecticut. Through this sponsorship, a donation of earnings will be sent directly to the Hodnett family, courtesy of Kot and the ATQMRA.
“Greg Hodnett meant so much to racers all across not only the northeast but nationwide,” explained Kot. “This is a phenomenal opportunity to honor him and also assist his family during this difficult time.”
Many of the ATQMRA drivers and crews follow the dirt sprint car series and not seeing the Hodnett name out on the track gives all the teams a bit of a pause as they remember Greg and his achievements as well as a great family man and friend. He’ll be in our thoughts in Waterford as we take the green flag in The Greg Hodnett Memorial Race.
Pit gates for all racing activities at The New London – Waterford Speedbowl, including the ATQMRA Greg Hodnett Memorial open at 2:00 PM Saturday. The racing action is set to begin at approximately 5:00 PM, with heat and feature races to follow. For more information, please visit the speedbowl’s website at speedbowlct.com.