Kreitz Wins at Susquehanna

Donnie Kreitz. - Rick Rarer / Photo

Donnie Kreitz. - Rick Rarer / Photo
From SSP

Newberrytown, PA — (June 18, 2012) — Don Kreitz of Sinking Springs won the 25-lap Summer Classic for the 410 Sprint Cars on Sunday night at the Susquehanna Speedway Park. Jacob Allen collected his first career SSP 358 Sprint Car feature win at the Newberrytown oval as well.

From the pole position by virtue of the redraw after the heat races, Don Kreitz grabbed the early lead and led with Greg Hodnett and Aaron Ott in pursuit of the leader. Weaving through lapped traffic, Hodnett closed in on the bumper of Kreitz to attempt the pass for the lead. However Kreitz was perfect in moving by the slower cars and once again opened up a straightway lead once lapped traffic was cleared. A flat tire for Danny Dietrich brought out the first caution of the feature on lap 22. The 3-lap shoot-out for the win found Krietz taking the checkered over Greg Hodnett and Aaron Ott. Blaine Heimbach finished fourth with Brent Marks rounding out the top five. Lance Dewease, Ott and Kreitz won their respective qualifying heat races.

In the 20-lap 358 Sprint Car feature event, Jacob Allen bested Pat Cannon by leading all 20 laps. Allen grabbed the early lead and never looked back as he wired the field from start-to-finish to win the 20 lap feature event with heavy pressure from Cannon in the waning stages of the race. Dale Hammaker finished third, followed by Cris Eash and Tim Wagaman. Cannon, Wagaman and Smith were heat race victors.

Susquehanna Speedway Park Race Results from Sunday, June 17, 2012

Super (410) Sprint Car Feature (25 laps): 1. Don Kreitz; 2. Greg Hodnett; 3. Aaron Ott; 4. Blaine Heimbach; 5. Brent Marks; 6. Lance Dewease; 7. Fred Rahmer; 8. Billy Dietrich; 9. Adam Wilt; 10. Danny Dietrich; 11. Logan Schuchart; 12. Daryn Pittman; 13. Frank Cozze; 14. Bob Howard; 15. Ryan Wilson; 16. Glendon Forsythe; 17. Scott Lutz; 18. Jim Shuster; 19. David Wilson; 20. George Riden; 21. Derek Sell; 22. Hunter Mackison; 23. Mark Zimmerman.

FEATURE LAP LEADER: Kreitz (1-25).

HEAT RACE WINNERS: Ott; Dewease and Kreitz.

358 Sprint Car Feature (20 laps): 1. Jacob Allen: 2. Pat Cannon; 3. Dale Hammaker; 4. Mark Smith; 5. Cris Eash; 6. Tim Wagaman; 7. Austin Hogue; 8. Aaron Spahr; 9. Ryan Wilson; 10. Kyle Moody; 11. Rodney Westhafer; 12. Brie Hershey; 13. Jay Galloway; 14. Jason Cherry; 15. Mike Hamer; 16. Kody Lehman; 17. Scott Fisher; 18. Leah Starner; 19. Mike Bittinger; 20. Bob Anderson; 21. Mark Strickler; 22. Denny Gross; DNS – Tim Stallings.


HEAT RACE WINNERS: Cannon; Smith and Wagaman.