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Fatal crash at BAPS Motor Speedway in York

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The coroner was called to a rollover crash with entrapment at the BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven tonight around 9 pm, officials say.

The racetrack was hosting the "Race against abuse of children everywhere night presented by Constellation Home" tonight according to their website.

This is a developing story, CBS 21 will update it as we receive more information. 

RIP Greg Hodnett

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A couple old diecast I have from the 80-90's.

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[This statement from World of Outlaws]

Sprint Car World Mourns Loss of Greg Hodnett

CONCORD, NC — Sept. 20, 2018 — It is with heavy hearts that we express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of sprint car driver Greg Hodnett and the Heffner Racing team.

Hodnett, 48, of Spring Grove, PA, passed away following a crash during a sprint car race Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.

One of the most popular Keystone State drivers that comprises the PA Posse, Hodnett was the World of Outlaws top rookie in 1993 who went on to win 20 World of Outlaws races. He captured the opening night at this season’s Knoxville Nationals and beat the Outlaws last September during the second night of the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway.

“To me, Greg represented the true gentleman competitor in the pit area,” said World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter.

The racing family will miss his relentless passion and insight, and especially the ease with which he could talk about the sport with his unique perspective on its history.

Please keep the family and friends of Hodnett and the Heffner Racing team in your prayers.

 

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