Danny Dietrich hunts down Hunter Schuerenberg for BAPS All Star victory in Johnny Mackison Clash

Danny Dietrich Chad Warner Photo

By Tyler Altmeyer

YORK HAVEN, Pa. (August 29, 2021) – Not deterred by his fifth-row starting position, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich put on a show Sunday night at BAPS Motor Speedway near York Haven, Pennsylvania, and ultimately charged his way through the A-Main field to snag his second FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event victory of the 2021 season. The Johnny Mackison Clash score, earning the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native a $5,000 payday, commenced from tenth on the grid, climbing his way to a top-five spot by lap 12, all before tracking down race leader, Hunter Schuerenberg, to steal command with just two circuits remaining. Dietrich’s All Star win pushes his career total to 15; a first-ever at BAPS Motor Speedway.

Hunter Schuerenberg held on to finish second, followed by Ryan Smith, Freddie Rahmer, who led the first 12 circuits, and 12th-starting Anthony Macri.

“Hats off to the track prep team here tonight. This is the best this track has been in a long time…there was a top, middle, and bottom…that was a lot of fun,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Weikert’s Livestock, Sweeney Cars, Pace Performance, Self Made, No. 48 sprint car. “We needed a win pretty badly. Our schedule has been all over the place this year, so to get this win close to home makes things even more special. We’ll celebrate this one tonight and get ourselves ready for a busy weekend next weekend.”

After getting by Freddie Rahmer with a slider on lap 13, Schuerenberg was off to the races, scooting away from the rest of the frontrunners even as traffic entered the picture on lap 15. Meanwhile, Dietrich was a force to be reckoned with. The former Central PA Sprint Cars points champion battled his way to fifth by lap 12, then getting by Bill Balog for fourth two circuits later. By lap 20, Dietrich had worked his way to the runner-up position, sliding by Ryan Smith on lap 20 to secure the position. Schuerenberg did his best hide and seek impression in traffic, but Dietrich was too quick to outrun.

By lap 26, Dietrich was all over Schuerenberg for the race lead, utilizing the top of turns one and two, as well as the bottom of turn three, to make up most of his ground. An eventual slider over Schuerenberg on lap 28 would seal the deal.

The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2021 campaign with an Attica Raceway Park doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, September 3-4. Dubbed the Attica Ambush, the two-day program will award a total winner’s share equaling $15,000; $5,000 on Friday and $10,000 on Saturday.

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Contingency Awards/Results: BAPS Motor Speedway | Sunday, August 29, 2021:
Event: Johnny Mickison Clash
Entries: 32
C&R Racing Hot Laps: Cory Eliason | 14.980
Dixie Vodka Fast Qualifier: Justin Peck | 14.679
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Bill Balog
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Kyle Moody
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Hunter Schuerenberg
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Freddie Rahmer
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Freddie Rahmer
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash #2 Winner: Justin Peck
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Ian Madsen
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Dylan Norris
FloRacing A-Main Winner: Danny Dietrich (2)
Hercules Tires A-Main Hard Charger: Brent Marks (+10)

Floracing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
BAPS Motor Speedway
York Haven, Pennsylvania
Sunday, August 29, 2021

Dixie Vodka Qualifying
1. 13-Justin Peck, 14.679[5]
2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 14.896[2]
3. 10X-Ryan Smith, 14.912[18]
4. 17B-Bill Balog, 14.935[3]
5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 14.958[1]
6. 39M-Anthony Macri, 14.985[19]
7. 26-Cory Eliason, 15.007[24]
8. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.064[17]
9. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 15.120[20]
10. 21-Matt Campbell, 15.125[9]
11. 4-Cap Henry, 15.127[7]
12. 4R-Doug Hammaker, 15.129[4]
13. 11-JJ Grasso, 15.134[22]
14. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.148[29]
15. 1W-Aaron Bollinger, 15.167[26]
16. 5-Ian Madsen, 15.214[23]
17. 27-Devon Borden, 15.249[31]
18. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 15.280[25]
19. 33-Gerard McIntyre Jr, 15.282[27]
20. 67-Justin Whittall, 15.286[30]
21. 19-Brent Marks, 15.291[10]
22. 44-Dylan Norris, 15.304[6]
23. 58-Troy Wagaman Jr, 15.334[14]
24. 99M-Kyle Moody, 15.434[16]
25. 07-Skylar Gee, 15.454[13]
26. 90-Jordan Givler, 15.487[28]
27. 44B-Dave Brown, 15.498[21]
28. 75-Tyler Ross, 15.813[15]
29. 49H-Bradley Howard, 15.872[8]
30. 69P-Landon Price, 15.902[12]
31. 77K-Steven Kisamore, 59.999[11]
32. 10-Zeb Wise, 59.999[32]

Ford Performance Heat Race #1 (8 Laps)
1. 17B-Bill Balog[2]
2. 91-Kyle Reinhardt[1]
3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[3]
4. 13-Justin Peck[4]
5. 4R-Doug Hammaker[6]
6. 4-Cap Henry[5]
7. 49H-Bradley Howard[8]
8. 44-Dylan Norris[7]

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat Race #2 (8 Laps)
1. 99M-Kyle Moody[1]
2. 58-Troy Wagaman Jr[2]
3. 21-Matt Campbell[4]
4. 75-Tyler Ross[6]
5. 19-Brent Marks[3]
6. 07-Skylar Gee[5]
7. 69P-Landon Price[7]
8. 77K-Steven Kisamore[8]

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat Race #3 (8 Laps)
1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[1]
2. 39M-Anthony Macri[3]
3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[5]
4. 26-Cory Eliason[2]
5. 10X-Ryan Smith[4]
6. 5-Ian Madsen[7]
7. 44B-Dave Brown[8]
8. 11-JJ Grasso[6]

Mobil 1 Heat Race #4 (8 Laps)
1. 51-Freddie Rahmer[1]
2. 48-Danny Dietrich[4]
3. 1W-Aaron Bollinger[3]
4. 27-Devon Borden[2]
5. 67-Justin Whittall[6]
6. 33-Gerard McIntyre Jr[5]
7. 90-Jordan Givler[7]
DNS: 10-Zeb Wise

Kears Speed Shop Dash #1
1. 51-Freddie Rahmer[4]
2. 10X-Ryan Smith[1]
3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[2]
4. 91-Kyle Reinhardt[3]
5. 99M-Kyle Moody[5]

Elliotts Custom Trailers and Carts Dash #2
1. 13-Justin Peck[1]
2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[5]
3. 21-Matt Campbell[2]
4. 17B-Bill Balog[3]
5. 48-Danny Dietrich[4]

Classic Ink USA B-Main (10 Laps)
1. 5-Ian Madsen[3]
2. 4-Cap Henry[1]
3. 07-Skylar Gee[5]
4. 33-Gerard McIntyre Jr[4]
5. 44-Dylan Norris[6]
6. 44B-Dave Brown[8]
7. 90-Jordan Givler[7]
8. 69P-Landon Price[9]
9. 49H-Bradley Howard[10]
10. 77K-Steven Kisamore[11]
DNS: 11-JJ Grasso
DNS: 10-Zeb Wise

FloRacing A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich[10]
2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg[4]
3. 10X-Ryan Smith[3]
4. 51-Freddie Rahmer[1]
5. 39M-Anthony Macri[11]
6. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[13]
7. 17B-Bill Balog[8]
8. 58-Troy Wagaman Jr[12]
9. 99M-Kyle Moody[9]
10. 19-Brent Marks[20]
11. 13-Justin Peck[2]
12. 5-Ian Madsen[21]
13. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[5]
14. 26-Cory Eliason[15]
15. 27-Devon Borden[16]
16. 4-Cap Henry[22]
17. 67-Justin Whittall[19]
18. 4R-Doug Hammaker[18]
19. 21-Matt Campbell[6]
20. 07-Skylar Gee[23]
21. 1W-Aaron Bollinger[14]
22. 33-Gerard McIntyre Jr[24]
23. 91-Kyle Reinhardt[7]
24. 75-Tyler Ross[17]

PA Sprint Series

Heat Race #1 (8 Laps)
1. M1-Justin Mills[2]
2. 7-Drew Young[1]
3. 33-Derek Hauck[7]
4. 95-Garrett Bard[3]
5. 20-Doug Dodson[6]
6. 1M-Paul Moyer[4]
7. 74-Vance Berry[8]
8. 17K-Donavyn Knokey[5]
9. 17R-Frank Rusnock[9]

Heat Race #2 (8 Laps)
1. 19A-Tim Iulg[2]
2. 36-Domenic Melair[6]
3. 11-Dylan Smith[1]
4. 2-Erin Statler[3]
5. 83K-Kristina Pratt[4]
6. 83-Larry McVay[5]
7. 54-Mike Melair[7]
8. 5-John Walp[9]
9. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet[8]

Heat Race #3 (8 Laps)
1. 67-Ken Duke Jr[4]
2. 9S-Rick Stief[2]
3. 6-Tim Tanner Jr[3]
4. 99-George Riden[8]
5. 34-Austin Reed[5]
6. 03-Branstin Shue[1]
7. 31-Roger Weaver[6]
8. 7B-Aidan Borden[9]
9. 91J-John Fiore[7]

B-Main (8 Laps)
1. 54-Mike Melair[2]
2. 5-John Walp[4]
3. 7B-Aidan Borden[5]
4. 31-Roger Weaver[3]
5. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet[6]
6. 91J-John Fiore[7]
7. 74-Vance Berry[1]
8. 17K-Donavyn Knokey[8]
DNS: 17R-Frank Rusnock

A-Main (20 Laps)
1. 99-George Riden[2]
2. 36-Domenic Melair[3]
3. 33-Derek Hauck[8]
4. 19A-Tim Iulg[7]
5. 20-Doug Dodson[13]
6. 67-Ken Duke Jr[6]
7. M1-Justin Mills[10]
8. 9S-Rick Stief[5]
9. 2-Erin Statler[11]
10. 6-Tim Tanner Jr[4]
11. 11-Dylan Smith[9]
12. 34-Austin Reed[15]
13. 5-John Walp[20]
14. 7B-Aidan Borden[21]
15. 54-Mike Melair[19]
16. 83K-Kristina Pratt[14]
17. 1M-Paul Moyer[16]
18. 91J-John Fiore[24]
19. 31-Roger Weaver[22]
20. 83-Larry McVay[17]
21. 7-Drew Young[1]
22. 95-Garrett Bard[12]
23. 03-Branstin Shue[18]
24. 21C-Jarrett Cavalet[23]