Danny Dietrich Is A Lebanon Valley All Star

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Danny Dietrich won Sunday night’s All Star Circuit of Champions race at Lebanon Valley Speedway. (Paul Arch photo)

W. LEBANON, N.Y. — Danny Dietrich led Sunday night’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature at Lebanon Valley Speedway from start to finish, picking up a $7,000 payday and the first career All Stars win for car owner Tom Buch.

Sunday night’s triumph by Dietrich gives Buch a win in all of the nation’s major 410 sprint car series.

Dietrich’s dominating performance saw him take the checkered flag two seconds in front of the field for his eighth-career All Stars victory.

“Man, this is such a big win for this team,” Dietrich said in victory lane. “This is Tom Buch’s first All Star win as a car owner, so this is obviously really special. It has been a long weekend; a lot of running around and covering a lot of miles. Luckily for me, I have great people who stand behind me.”

“I can’t thank Tom enough for his opportunity. Unfortunately, I have to work tomorrow so there won’t be much celebrating tonight.”

Though fellow front row starter Caleb Armstrong got the initial lead over Dietrich when the green flag waved, but Joe Trenca caught the wall in Turn 4 before a full lap was scored and the caution came out.

After the incident forced a complete restart, it was Dietrich earning the early advantage, driving by the flag stand for the first time with Caleb Armstrong and Chad Kemenah in tow.

Despite an additional caution on lap three, as well as traffic coming into play as early as lap nine, Dietrich maintained a strong command, extending his advantage to nearly a half-straightaway before the yellow was back out on lap 14 for a Hunter Mackison spin.

After a quick fuel stop, Dietrich brought the field back to life, quickly returning to his lengthy lead over Armstrong, Sammy Swindell and Kemenah. Dietrich’s advantage quickly grew to two seconds, but the caution flew once more on lap 18 after Brandon Matus stalled, erasing Dietrich’s margin.

However from that point forward, Dietrich left into the night, taking the win ahead of Armstrong, Swindell, Kemenah and series owner Tony Stewart.

“I figured we were in pretty good shape even after that fuel stop,” Dietrich said. “I felt comfortable the entire race, even after we got into some heavy traffic. Hopefully I can carry this momentum into August. We’ll be heading west in a few days.”

RESULTS: Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions; Lebanon Valley Speedway; July 30, 2017

A-Main (25 laps): 1. 13D-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 3. 35S-Sammy Swindell [6]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [7]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 7. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni [4]; 8. 7K-Dan Shetler [14]; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh [9]; 10. 14C-Coleman Gulick [11]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [25]; 12. 59-Ryan Smith [12]; 13. 5-Justin Barger [13]; 14. 51-John Garvin [16]; 15. 81-Lee Jacobs [17]; 16. 35-Tyler Esh [24]; 17. 1080-Jordan Mackison [23]; 18. 8M-TJ Michael [18]; 19. 10-Joe Kata [21]; 20. 33-Brent Matus [22]; 21. 13-Brandon Matus [10]; 22. 95-Hunter Mackison [15]; 23. 91-Anthony Fiore [8]; 24. 33MM-Matt Tanner [20]; 25. 98-Joe Trenca [19]

Lap Leaders: Danny Dietrich (1-25)

CREDIT: All Star Communications

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