Dietrich Passes Macri to Win at Williams Grove

Danny Dietrich (Serena Dalhamer photo)

By T.J. Buffenbarger

MECHANICSBURG, PA (July 31, 2020) — Danny Dietrich avoided going winless in July by picking up the feature victory Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Dietrich from nearby Gettysburg took advantage of a restart to drive by Anthony Macri for the lead.

The win was the 10th consecutive season Dietrich had scored a victory at Williams Grove Speedway. Dietrich was happy and relieved to keep the streak going for himself and car owner Gary Kauffman.

“It’s been a long time since I haven’t won in the month of July,” said Dietrich of going winless over the past month. “I don’t know if there has been a Gary we haven’t won in July. We had one night to get it done and it feels good to keep this going, 10 years in a row winning a race at the Grove.”

Tyler Ross to the initial lead in the main event before Macri drove to the lead on lap two. Ross and Dietrich were in a fierce battle for the second spot with Dietrich appearing to make the pass on several occasions only to have Ross come back and pass Dietrich back. With eight laps to go Dietrich made the pass stick and took the second position from Ross.

Dietrich caught a break when Ross tangled with Brent Marks and Brock Zearfoss racing for third and stopped in turn four. This setup the pass for the lead a Dietrich drove by Marcri in turns one and two with seven laps to go. Dietrich then drove away to victory. Marks was able to get by Macri for second while Zearfoss and Lucas Wolfe rounded out the top five.

Dietrich hopes the Williams Grove victory helps his team build momentum after some lackluster performances after coming home from a tour of the southwest with the All Star Circuit of Champions.

“We haven’t been very good since we got back from Texas. We had some speed here and there, but just not the finishes we want. A little bit my own fault and little bit of some other stuff. Part failures or me getting ahead of myself. It feels to be back on the front stretch.”

Williams Grove Speedway
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Friday July 31, 2020

Winged 410 Sprint Cars

1. 48-Danny Dietrich
2. 5m-Brent Marks
3. 39m-Anthony Macri
4. 3z-Brock Zearfoss
5. 24-Lucas Wolfe
6. 72-Ryan Smith
7. 51-Freddie Rahmer
8. 39-Jason Solwold
9. 75d-Chase Dietz
10. 1w-Matt Campbell
11. 27s-Adrian Shaffer
12. 11t-Tj Stutts
13. 73b-Brett Michalski
14. 75-Nicole Bower
15. 12w-Troy Fraker
16. 5-Tyler Ross
17. 1x-Chad Trout
18. 66a-Cody Fletcher
19. 1st-Steve Surinak
20. 59s-Steve Wilbur