Hobaugh Wins Little Guy Nationals Opener at Mercer

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From Mercer Raceway Park

Mercer, PA — (September 26, 2014) — George Hobaugh, Jr. grabbed his career first in the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors during night number one of the 15th Little Guy Nationals at Mercer Raceway Park.

obaugh, Jr. set the early pace in the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warrior feature event. Sye Lynch was impressive in his return to action aboard one of the McMillin Sprinters. He chased Hobaugh for several laps at the start of the event.The race was halted on lap six when Andy Feil took a violent spill between turns three and four. The young pilot was transported to a local hospital for observation.

After waiting out a lengthy delay for another ambulance to arrive, Hobaugh resumed the lead, with Lynch in tow. Lynch stayed close for several circuits, but once they reached the slower cars, Hobaugh was able to stretch his lead. Lynch remained second at the checkers. C.J. Jones raced home third, with Joe McEwen and Mike Miller completing the top five.

Jimmy Morris, the 2014 track champion, was sixth. Greg Dobrosky, Michael Bauer, Mike Marano, II, and Brandon Matus were next across the line. Ralph Engel raced back to eleventh after suffering a penalty for an unapproved adjustment to his car while the race was stopped.

The heat winners were Feil, Morris, and Dobrosky. There was no B Main.