From Lincoln Speedway
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 3/19/11 – It’s been a long time since anyone dominated a 25-lap 410 Sprint car feature at Lincoln Speedway like Danny Dietrich did in Saturday night’s first night-time event of the season.
Starting in the seventh spot, the Aspers driver took the lead following a lap six restart from Justin Collett and then proceeded to drive off from the rest of the field to record his fourth career Lincoln Speedway victory.
“Jake Hinkle has been turning the wrenches on the car this year and we’ve struggled in the day time races,” said Dietrich, who earned $3,200 for the win. “We just needed to free up the car for a wet race track and by golly, I think we figured something out. The track was tricky tonight. It was fast and it was fun but definitely not what we’re used to seeing in the feature.”
Collett led the first six laps of the feature before the event’s only twp cautions slowed the pace.
Chuck Brion spun for the first yellow then Frank Cozze spun on the restart.
Dietrich had driven under Collett on the restart for the Brion spin and he along with Collett both passed under the flag stand before Cozze’s caution came out. While Dietrich was scored the leader for the remaining 19 laps, it was a race for the runner-up spot.
Fred Rahmer started ninth and moved into the third spot at the halfway point and three laps later, Rahmer took second from Collett but was a straightaway behind the leader.
Over the final 10 laps of the event, Dietrich stretched his lead aboard the Sandoe’s Fruit Market, APM Buildings, Moritz Machine Shop, Racer’s Used Parts Warehouse sponsored No. 48 sprinter to a half a lap when the checkered flag fell.
“We tore this car up at Selinsgrove last weekend and had to tear it apart this week to have it straightened,” said Dietrich. “We got the car back Thursday night at 7:15 and in three hours, it was race ready. It was fast out of the box tonight and I could put it anywhere on the speedway.”
Salfordville’s Rahmer finished in the runner-up spot, with Denver’s Alan Krimes third, Collett, of Middletown, Delaware fourth and New Oxford’s Brian Leppo fifth after starting 11th.
Completing the top 10 were defending track champion Brian Montieth, Brad McClelland, Adam Lawrence, last week’s winner Doug Esh and Jim Siegel.
Heats for the 23 “410” Sprints were won by Alan Krimes, Danny Dietrich and Doug Dodson.
Next Saturday, March 26thth, Lincoln Speedway will be back in action featuring the Lawrence Chevrolet 410 Sprinters, 358 Sprints and Thundercars. Race time will be 6PM.
To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway’s website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania’s “Premier” Saturday night race track – The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
Sat., March 19, 2011
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
Feature (25-Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 51-Fred Rahmer; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 92-Justin Collett; 5. 71-Brian Leppo; 6. 21-Brian Montieth; 7. 6-Brad McClelland; 8. 5-Adam Lawrence; 9. 30-Doug Esh; 10. 59-Jim Siegel; 11. 11C-Cory Haas; 12. 77-Aaron Ott; 13. 14-Doug Dodson; 14. 4-John Rudisill; 15. 20S-Derek Sell; 16. 85-Big Block Weaver; 17. 84C-Chad Criswell; 18. 5B-Chuck Brion; 19. 19M-Brent Marks (DNF); 20. 44-Frank Cozze (DNF); 21. 15-Adam Wilt (DNS); 22. 39-Greg Hodnett (DNS); 23. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNS). No Time
Lap Leaders – Justin Collett (1-6), Danny Dietrich (7-25)
1st Heat (10 Laps/all qualify) – 1. 87-Alan Krimes; 2. 6-Brad McClelland; 3. 11C-Cory Haas; 4. 77-Aaron Ott; 5. 19M-Brent Marks; 6. 30-Doug Esh; 7. 20S-Derek Sell; 8. 84C-Chad Criswell. No Time
2nd Heat (10 Laps/all qualify) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 71-Brian Leppo; 3. 51-Fred Rahmer; 4. 4-John Rudisill; 5. 85-Big Block Weaver; 6. 5B-Chuck Brion; 7. 44-Frank Cozze; 8. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF). No Time
3rd Heat (10 Laps/all qualify) – 1. 14-Doug Dodson; 2. 21-Brian Montieth; 3. 5-Adam Lawrence; 4 92-Justin Collett; 5. 59-Jim Siegel; 6. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF); 7. 39-Greg Hodnett (DNF). No Time