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Dietrich Downs Outlaws Again, Repeats in Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln

Danny Dietrich scores second win in as many seasons at Gettysburg Clash as he bested Donny Schatz.


Courtesy: WoO Sprint Car Series Media Relations

ABOTTSTOWN, Pa. - May 16, 2013 - A year after being schooled by the vaunted Pennsylvania Posse at Lincoln Speedway, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series racers made great strides but still came up short as local star Danny Dietrich powered to victory in the Gettysburg Clash for the second consecutive season.

Last year it was hard to find an Outlaw in the top 10 at Lincoln, this time around Donny Schatz pressured Dietrich for the entire 35 laps before settling for second by about a car length at the checkered flag. Sammy Swindell, Tim Kaeding and Brad Sweet rounded out the top five on the first of four consecutive nights of action for the Outlaws.

Dietrich remained faithful to the bottom of the race track, making Schatz have to use the high side to get around him. Schatz kept pace using the high side early on, but as the bottom proved to be the preferred line he moved down and tried to force Dietrich into a making mistake.

“Just was determined to get the jump on every restart, I screwed up a couple of times, but was able to recover from it,” said Dietrich, of Aspers, Pa. “I saw his nose probably half a dozen times, I was just trying to hit my marks, I figured if I could just hit my marks everything would probably be OK. It just feels real good to beat the best of the best guys in the world.”

Dietrich wound up leading all 35 laps in his Sandoes Fruit Market Maxim, and the capacity crowd went crazy as the PA Posse member pulled into victory lane.

“I tried everything, tried pulling the wing back, putting it forward,” said Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart Racing STP/Armor All J&J from Fargo, N.D. “The guys did a tremendous job, you come out here there is some pretty stiff competition, we're not happy with second, but it is definitely a step in the right direction.”

Also for the second consecutive year at Lincoln, Sammy Swindell qualified at the top of the charts in the Big Game Treestands Eagle and was able to earn a position in the dash. An unlucky dash draw of eight, though, shifted Swindell from the front to row to the fourth row, where he eventually worked his way back to a podium finish by the end of the night.

“The last couple of weeks have been really bad for us, and so it's good to come here and get a third,” said Sammy Swindell, of Germantown, Tenn. “We were a little scared to go too far. Everything we did the first part of the year seemed to be wrong. To come here and get a third is just great.”

Sixth-place finishing Brent Marks was the next PA Posse driver in the finishing order, one spot ahead of World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship point leader Daryn Pittman.

The night did not go so well for one of the PA Posse's biggest stars, Greg Hodnett, from Thomasville, Pa. He went out late in time trials and qualified an impressive eighth, when few drivers were moving up in the qualifying order. But Hodnett's night would end there, as a mechanical failure would keep the car off of the track for the rest of the event.

Kerry Madsen managed to save what could have been a rough night. The Aussie qualified a dismal 40th but he was able to work his way up to the third position in his heat race, and was racing for a spot in the dash. He would not be able to take the dash spot away from Hafertepe Jr., but he would go to the feature. Madsen started 24th in the feature due to his qualifying position, but picked up eight spots to finish 16th.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series heads to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, with Saturday night's feature now the determining event for where the Morgan Cup trophy will reside the remainder of 2013. The traveling trophy goes to the organization represented by the highest finishing Outlaw or PA Posse racer in Saturday's A-main. The past two seasons, a dash determined the Morgan Cup winner, with Jason Sides and Steve Kinser earning victories that let the trophy find a home in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series office in North Carolina.

LINCOLN SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK

 

NOTES - Sammy Swindell set quick time in qualifying at the paper clip shaped 3/8-mile in 13.617 seconds. … Tim Kaeding, Danny Dietrich, Donny Schatz, and Brent Marks won heat races. … The dash draw was an 8 for the 7th time this year. … Danny Dietrich won the dash for the first time this year.

WINNERS - Daryn Pittman - 4 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 13, Tucson International Raceway on March 9, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15 and Eldora Speedway on May 4); Tim Kaeding - 4 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 7, Tri-State Speedway on April 20 and Elko Speedway on May 10); Donny Schatz - 3 (Kings Speedway on April 12, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6 and Knoxville Raceway on May 11); Craig Dollansky - 2 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 16 and Salina Highbanks Speedway on April 27); Shane Golobic - 1 (Antioch Speedway on April 5); Kyle Larson - 1 (Stockton 99 Dirt Track on March 22); Danny Lasoski - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17); Paul McMahan - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on March 23); Terry McCarl - 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16), Sammy Swindell - 1 (Merced Speedway on March 29), Steve Kinser - 1 (El Paso Speedway Park on April 16), Kerry Madsen - 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 3) Danny Dietrich - 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 16).

 

QUALIFYING - Sammy Swindell was the fastest qualifier around the 3/8-mile oval with a time of 13.617 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Brian Montieth (4 points), Fred Rahmer (3), Chad Kemenah (2) and Joey Saldana (1).

WE'RE ONLINE - Make sure to check out WoOsprint.com for the latest news and results, plus exclusive driver interviews, video and pictures. Also listen to every event live at DIRTVision.com .

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Joey Saldana; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; STP ($50 cash): Craig Dollansky;Bruce High Performance Transporters ($50 cash): Sammy Swindell; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; UNOH ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; American Racing Custom Wheels ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Cody Darrah; Superflow ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Klotz Synthetic Lubricants ($50 cash): David Gravel; KSE Racing Products ($100 certificate): Daryn Pittman; Penske Shocks ($100 certificate): Brent Marks; Armor All (case of product): Tim Kaeding; Comp Cams ($50 certificate); Donny Schatz; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($200 certificates): Sammy Swindell, Chad Kemenah, Craig Dollansky; JE Pistons (set of rings): Kerry Madsen and Craig Dollansky.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Lincoln Speedway; Abbottstown, Pa.; May 16, 2013

A-Main - (35 Laps): 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1] [$6,000]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$3,500]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [6] [$2,000]; 4. 83-Tim Kaeding [2] [$1,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [4] [$1,500]; 6. 19M-Brent Marks [8] [$1,400]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [17] [$1,350]; 8. 20S-Fred Rahmer [11] [$1,300]; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [7] [$1,250]; 10. 21-Brian Montieth [5] [$1,200]; 11. 51-Paul McMahan [9] [$900]; 12. 4-Cody Darrah [10] [$800]; 13. 63-Chad Kemenah [12] [$700]; 14. 14M-Gerard McIntyre [18] [$650]; 15. 1K-Kyle Larson [20] [$600]; 16. 29-Kerry Madsen [24] [$550]; 17. 6-David Gravel [15] [$500]; 18. 19-Stevie Smith [22] [$500]; 19. 11-Steve Kinser [19] [$500]; 20. O7-Justin Henderson [14] [$500]; 21. 5L-Chad Layton [23] [$500]; 22. 27-Lance Dewease [21] [$500]; 23. 7-Craig Dollansky [16] [$500]; 24. 15A-Adam Wilt [25] [$]; 25. 71M-Joey Saldana [13] [$500]. Lap Leaders: Danny Dietrich 1-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 9-Daryn Pittman [+10].

Qualifying: 1. 1-Sammy Swindell, 13.617; 2. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.695; 3. 20S-Fred Rahmer, 13.721; 4. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.723; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.739; 6. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.779; 7. O7-Justin Henderson, 13.810; 8. 39-Greg Hodnett, 13.818; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.821; 10. 6-David Gravel, 13.831; 11. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.844; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 13.873; 13. 83-Tim Kaeding, 13.888; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.918; 15. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.928; 16. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.950; 17. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.959; 18. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.970; 19. 71X-Bill Stine, 13.978; 20. 14M-Gerard McIntyre, 13.982; 21. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.994; 22. 1K-Kyle Larson, 13.998; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 14.001; 24. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 14.040; 25. 92-Ryan Smith, 14.053; 26. 27-Lance Dewease, 14.094; 27. 19-Stevie Smith, 14.104; 28. 87-Alan Krimes, 14.193; 29. 11C-Cory Haas, 14.209; 30. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.220; 31. B52-Scott Geesey, 14.244; 32. 15A-Adam Wilt, 14.255; 33. 25-Aaron Ott, 14.259; 34. 59J-Jim Siegel, 14.268; 35. 13-Jason Leffler, 14.277; 36. 5L-Chad Layton, 14.292; 37. 7S-Jason Sides, 14.323; 38. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.369; 39. 6R-Bill Rose, 14.467; 40. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.516; 41. 29W-Ryan Wilson, 14.570; 42. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 20.766.

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 83-Tim Kaeding [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky [5]; 4. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 6. 11-Steve Kinser [6]; 7. 11C-Cory Haas [8]; 8. 92-Ryan Smith [7]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides [10]; 10. 25-Aaron Ott [9]; 11. 29W-Ryan Wilson [11].

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth [4]; 5. 27-Lance Dewease [7]; 6. 1K-Kyle Larson [6]; 7. 6-David Gravel [2]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 9. 59J-Jim Siegel [9]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [10]; 11. 59-Jac Haudenschild [11].

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [1]; 3. 20S-Fred Rahmer [4]; 4. 19-Stevie Smith [7]; 5. O7-Justin Henderson [3]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 7. 71X-Bill Stine [5]; 8. B52-Scott Geesey [8]; 9. 13-Jason Leffler [9]; 10. 6R-Bill Rose [10].

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 19M-Brent Marks [1]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [2]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [10]; 4. 63-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 5L-Chad Layton [9]; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall [6]; 7. 14M-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 8. 15A-Adam Wilt [8]; 9. 87-Alan Krimes [7].

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 83-Tim Kaeding [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [7]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [8]; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [3]; 8. 19M-Brent Marks [10]; 9. 51-Paul McMahan [6]; 10. 4-Cody Darrah [9].

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature): 1. 7S-Jason Sides [3] [-]; 2. 59J-Jim Siegel [1] [-]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [4] [$125]; 4. 29W-Ryan Wilson [6] [$125]; 5. 6R-Bill Rose [5] [$125]; 6. 59-Jac Haudenschild [7] [$100]; 7. 13-Jason Leffler [2] [$100]; 8. 39-Greg Hodnett [8] [$100].

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 6-David Gravel [1] [-]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser [4] [-]; 3. 1K-Kyle Larson [5] [-]; 4. 14M-Gerard McIntyre [3] [-]; 5. 87-Alan Krimes [9] [$200]; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall [7] [$180]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6] [$175]; 8. 15A-Adam Wilt [13] [$160]; 9. 92-Ryan Smith [8] [$150]; 10. 59J-Jim Siegel [15] [$150]; 11. 11C-Cory Haas [10] [$150]; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11] [$150]; 13. 71X-Bill Stine [2] [$150]; 14. B52-Scott Geesey [12] [$150]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [16] [$150]; 16. 25-Aaron Ott [14] [$150].

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

 

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1

Daryn Pittman

3116

0

4

14

19

3

2

Paul McMahan

2978

-138

1

10

14

5

3

Donny Schatz

2961

-155

3

9

16

0

4

Sammy Swindell

2892

-224

1

5

12

2

5

Joey Saldana

2888

-228

0

5

13

3

6

Craig Dollansky

2865

-251

2

6

12

1

7

David Gravel

2833

-283

0

4

10

1

8

Cody Darrah

2800

-316

0

2

9

1

9

Chad Kemenah

2741

-375

0

6

8

2

10

Steve Kinser

2702

-414

1

1

7

0

11

Kerry Madsen

2673

-443

1

5

10

0

12

Kraig Kinser

2565

-551

0

3

8

0

13

Jason Sides

2489

-627

0

2

7

0

14

Tim Kaeding

2327

-789

4

11

13

0

15

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

1896

-1220

0

0

3

1

16

Brian Brown

1852

-1264

0

3

6

0

17

Greg Wilson

1714

-1402

0

0

1

0

18

Jac Haudenschild

1471

-1645

0

4

5

0

19

Terry McCarl

1436

-1680

1

1

1

0

20

Lucas Wolfe

1403

-1713

0

1

6

2


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