Danny Dietrich drives to sprint-car triumph at Susquehanna Speedway


Danny Dietrich used a bold move on a lap-12 restart and never looked back as he raced to his first win of the season at Susquehanna Speedway on Thursday night, Sept. 21, in the BAPS Auto Paints and Supplies 410 Sprint Series feature.

Dietrich’s ninth career Susquehanna win was worth $4,000. He became the fifth different winner in six BAPS events this season.

Danny Dietrich

Dietrich crossed 1.321 seconds ahead of Brian Montieth for his 11th win of the season with Tim Kaeding in third, Brock Zearfoss in fourth and Lucas Wolfe in fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 finishers were 14th-starter Trey Starks, Kyle Reinhardt, Dale Blaney, Gerard McIntyre, Jr. and Mark Smith.

Missouri's Brian Brown paced the 21-car field in time trials with a lap of 15.272 seconds. Heats were won by Kaeding, Wolfe and Walter. Montieth won the Dash.

Brown grabbed the feature lead from his front-row starting spot after winning both events he competed in during last weekend in central Pennsylvania. His run out front on Thursday ended on lap 11 with a right rear flat tire.

Hayden Pascoe raced to his first win of the season in the 20-lap ServiceMaster Clean Central Pennsylvania Legends feature.

Pascoe started fourth and dominated much of the event as he picked up the win over Travis Perry, eighth-starting Bob Stough, 17th-starting Don Leiby and Trent Yoder.

Harlon Leppo, Scott Houdeshell and Hayden Pascoe won heats.

The seventh and final BAPS 410 Sprint Series event will close out the season at Susquehanna Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 28, when the Sprint Showdown for 410 sprints will highlight the action. Joining the 410s that day will be the 358 sprints. Race time will be 4 p.m.

Susquehanna returns to action this coming Saturday night, Sept. 23,on Hanover Auto Team Night featuring the Credit Connection Auto Sales Super Sportsman, Bernheisel Race Cars 358 Late Models, Morgan Paving/Aqua Fun Pools Street Stocks and Superior Homes Extreme stocks. Racing begins at 7 p.m., which will be the final race for the month of September.