NORTHEAST: Dietrich Wins at Williams Grove

RaceChaser Staff Featured, Northeast, Other Sprint Cars, Sprints & Midgets 0 Comments

May 3, 2014 — track release — photo — MECHANICSBURG, PA – Danny Dietrich was the third and final leader of Friday night’s 25-lap 410 sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway, taking his first win of the season at the track.

Polesitter Austin Hogue took the lead in the 410 sprint main when action began with Ryan Wilson in tow. The first seven laps went non-stop before a caution slowed the pace for a spin in the fourth turn.

A total of three attempts at the restart were needed before one more lap was recorded and another yellow flag bunched the field.

After that, the final 17 laps clicked off when action resumed with Wilson applying heavy pressure for control on the restart. Wilson kept going higher around the speedway until he finally pulled off a pass of Hogue using the rough cushion in the second turn on the 12th lap, with Dietrich following him quickly into second.

Wilson was flying high for the next several laps, outdistancing Dietrich easily until the rear of the field came into play with seven laps to go. It was then that the backmarker of Brock Zearfoss was in the line of Wilson’s race that forced him off of his rhythm and that’s all it took for Dietrich to pounce, also with a second turn move.

The Gettysburg driver then pulled away to his eighth career win at the oval, which matches his father Dan on the oval’s all time win list.

Wilson finished a robust second followed by Mark Smith, Lance Dewease and Hogue. Sixth through 10th went to Alan Krimes, Adam Wilt, Brian Leppo, Chad Layton and Greg Hodnett.

Heats for the 24-car field went to Hodnett, Wilt and Layton.

In the 358 sprint main it was Kevin Nouse becoming the third and final leader to record his first win of the season.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.