ABBOTTSTOWN, PA , 5/19/12 – Danny Dietrich is on fire!
Last week, the Lincoln points leader came from seventh starting spot to claim the lead in six laps and drive to his first career World of Outlaws win in the Pigeon Hills. This week, he came from 11th starting spot to the lead in eight laps to claim his second win in-a-row and third Lincoln win of the year in the 25-lap 410 sprint car feature.
Dietrich was already up to sixth by the time the first caution of the event came out for a caution on lap three. He disposed of Jim Siegel and Aaron Ott to move into fourth on lap four, caught Chad Criswell for third on a fifth-lap restart following a double flip by Adam Wilt and Kyle Pruitt, who were both uninjured but done for the night.
Following a sixth-lap restart following a caution for brother Billy in turn two, Dietrich drove under Austin Reed for second, and took the lead from polesitter and race-long leader Tim Glatfelter in turns one and two of lap eight.
From there, Dietrich drove away to five-second lead by lap 16. By that time, Ott and 13th-starting Brian Montieth had moved into second and third. Though both cars appeared to be closing on Dietrich (Ott was just four seconds back when the final caution came out for fluid on the track on lap 19), neither driver could catch Dietrich over the final six laps, despite one bobble exiting turn two on the next-to-last lap. Dietrich’s final margin of victory was 1.259 seconds.
“The brakes went away going into one and I got in a little higher than I wanted to,” said Dietrich upon exiting the Sandoe’s Fruit Market/APM Buildings/Racers New and Used Auto Parts #48 in victory lane, “This thing’s got so much right rear drive than my other cars it’s crazy. It bit, and picked the front wheels up pointed me to the outside fence. We coulda’ hit the wall and coulda’ bent the wheel and pounded the W-link shut and wouldn’t have cared. I’d a run the last lap and-a-half.”
“This was a brand new car,” continued Dietrich, “The last time anyone saw this car was at the car show. We destroyed a car last night (at Williams Grove), and we have a few things we have to work on, but overall the chassis works good and we can run hard with it. I couldn’t be happier with it right now.”
“To back it up after last week (World of Outlaws win), it feels great. At the drop of the green, this thing was good,” said Dietrich, “But I’m not going to lie…under caution there and I see the 77 and 21 lined up behind me, I’m praying for lapped cars to line up behind me for a little bit of an extra bonus.”
Completing the top five behind Dietrich, Ott, and Montieth were Alan Krimes and Cory Haas. Rounding out the top ten were Siegel, Brent Marks (who went to the rear after a tire change during the fifth-lap red flag), Glatfelter, Kevin Nouse, and Criswell.
Heats for the 25 “410” Sprints were won by Siegel, Billy Dietrich, and Haas, with Bill Stine winning the consolation.
Sat., May 19, 2012
PROSPECT METAL AND USED AUTO PARTS NIGHT
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
Feature (25-Laps) – 1. 48-Danny Dietrich ($3,200); 2. 77-Aaron Ott; 3. 21-Brian Montieth; 4. 87-Alan Krimes; 5. 11C-Cory Haas; 6. 59-Jimmy Siegel; 7. 19M-Brent Marks; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 9. 14-Kevin Nouse; 10. 84-Chad Criswell; 11. 50-Austin Reed; 12. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr.; 13. 71X-Bill Stine; 14. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 15. 175-Robbie Kendall; 16. 95-Hunter Mackison; 17. 3B-Randy Baughman; 18. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (DNF); 19. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF); 20. 23-Todd Zinn (DNF); 21. 6-Brad McClelland (DNF); 22. 4-John Rudisill (DNF); 23. 21K-Kyle Pruitt (DNF); 24. 15-Adam Wilt (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Tim Glatfelter (1-7), Danny Dietrich (8-25)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 59-Jim Siegel; 2. 19M-Brent Marks; 3. 84-Chad Criswell; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 15-Adam Wilt; 7. 71X-Bill Stine; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison; 9. 23-Todd Zinn. Time – 2:32.654
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 8-Billy Dietrich; 2. 6-Brad McClelland; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich; 4. 14-Kevin Nouse; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 6. 21K-Kyle Pruitt; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 8. 175-Kyle Moody. Time – 2:33.455
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 11C-Cory Haas; 2. 77-Aaron Ott; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 50-Austin Reed; 5. 38N-Nick Schlauch, Jr.; 6. 3B-Randy Baughman; 7. 4-John Rudisill; 8. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe. Time – 2:32.327
Consolation (5 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 71S-Bill Stine; 2. 4-John Rudisill; 3. 175-Kyle Moody; 4. 95-Hunter Mackison; 5. 23-Todd Zinn; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall; 7. 5T-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF). No Time