Danny Dietrich Sweeps Jack Gunn Memorial Twin All Star Sprint A-Mains Friday At Williams Grove

Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS – MECHANICSBURG, PA – A night to remember, indeed, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich performed the unthinkable Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and beat the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 not only once, but twice, clean sweeping the annual Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s program for back-to-back $4,000 paydays.

Dietrich, now a four-time All Star winner in 2022 with his first two occurring during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, led all but four circuits of the combined 40-lap Tri-State Summer Swing presented by Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts contest, kicking things off with a wire-to-wire effort in the first feature, followed by a quick charge from sixth in the second feature, taking command over Lance Dewease on lap five.

Brent Marks, who finished second in each of the Jack Gunn Memorial showstoppers, did his best to spoil Dietrich’s clean sweep with a final corner move in the second main event, but Dietrich prevailed, driving back underneath the “Myerstown Missile” after Marks attempted a slider entering turn one. Traffic played a pivotal role in Marks’ final lap pursuit, creating a two-wide roadblock in front of “Double-D” that commenced with a handful remaining.

An invert was utilized to set the grid for the second 20-lap feature; Dietrich pulled a six following the first 20-lapper.

“I have a great car and a great team supported by great partners…that makes something like this possible,” said Danny Dietrich, driver of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car. “Just a great effort by everyone involved. Things got a little dicey there in the closing laps of the second feature, and when I saw Brent get underneath me, I thought ‘oh crap.’ Luckily, I was able to get the car turned back underneath and drive off the corner. It feels good to be back at The Grove. We haven’t been here since we raced with the Outlaws. Hopefully we can turn things around and do it again tomorrow at Lincoln.”

Lincoln Speedway’s annual Kramer Klash, honoring National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Kramer Williamson, will pay $7,300-to-win on Saturday, August 27, followed by a $6,000 showdown at the historic Bedford Fairgrounds on Sunday, August 28.

 

Contingency Awards/Results: Williams Grove Speedway | August 26, 2022:
Tri-State Summer Swing presented by Elliott’s Custom Trailer and Carts
Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20s | $4,000-to-win each
Kistler Racing Products Pill Draw | Entries: 33
Nunzi’s Advertising Hot Laps: Danny Dietrich | 17.146
Dixie Vodka Fast Qualifier: Zeb Wise | 17.191
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #1 Winner: Brent Marks
Competition Suspension Inc Heat #2 Winner: Justin Peck
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #3 Winner: Bill Balog
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Danny Dietrich
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash Winner: Danny Dietrich
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Steve Buckwalter
Rayce Rudeen Foundation Contingency Award: Chad Trout
Tezos A-Main Winner #1: Danny Dietrich
Tezos A-Main Winner #2: Danny Dietrich
Hercules Tires A-Main Hard Charger #1: Zeb Wise (+7)
Hercules Tires A-Main Hard Charger #2: Kyle Reinhardt (+7)
Carquest Perseverance Award: Cap Henry

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 26-Zeb Wise, 17.191; 2. 19-Chris Windom, 17.239; 3. 19M-Brent Marks, 17.297; 4. 8-Freddie Rahmer, 17.334; 5. 17X-Steve Buckwalter, 17.354; 6. 11-Anthony Macri, 17.414; 7. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 17.420; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 17.497; 9. 35-Austin Bishop, 17.617

Group (B)
1. 44-Dylan Norris, 17.277; 2. 13-Justin Peck, 17.320; 3. 19T-Tyler Reeser, 17.516; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.533; 5. 1W-Robbie Kendall, 17.584; 6. 25-Tyler Bear, 17.643; 7. 45-Jeff Halligan, 17.668; 8. 17-Jordan Thomas, 17.833

Group (C)
1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 17.397; 2. 18-Gio Scelzi, 17.430; 3. 17B-Bill Balog, 17.447; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 17.483; 5. 23-Devon Borden, 17.495; 6. 7-Tim Buckwalter, 17.629; 7. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 17.649; 8. 1X-Chad Trout, 17.712

Group (D)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.298; 2. 11T-TJ Stutts, 17.351; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.533; 4. 39-Chase Dietz, 17.733; 5. 12-Brent Shearer, 17.774; 6. 4-Cap Henry, 17.852; 7. 27S-Alan Krimes, 17.892; 8. 5G-Briggs Danner, 18.125

Heat 1 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 19M-Brent Marks [2]; 2. 8-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 3. 11-Anthony Macri [6]; 4. 19-Chris Windom [1]; 5. 35-Austin Bishop [9]; 6. 17X-Steve Buckwalter [5]; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter [8]; 8. 26-Zeb Wise [4]; 9. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 13-Justin Peck [1]; 2. 19T-Tyler Reeser [2]; 3. 44-Dylan Norris [4]; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody [3]; 5. 1W-Robbie Kendall [5]; 6. 45-Jeff Halligan [7]; 7. 17-Jordan Thomas [8]; 8. 25-Tyler Bear [6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 17B-Bill Balog [2]; 2. 18-Gio Scelzi [1]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [4]; 5. 23-Devon Borden [5]; 6. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [7]; 7. 1X-Chad Trout [8]; 8. 7-Tim Buckwalter [6]

Heat 4 (8 Laps) – Top 5 Transfer
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts [1]; 4. 39-Chase Dietz [3]; 5. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 6. 27S-Alan Krimes [7]; 7. 5G-Briggs Danner [8]; 8. 12-Brent Shearer [5]

Dash (6 Laps)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [3]; 3. 44-Dylan Norris [2]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [4]; 5. 13-Justin Peck [8]; 6. 19M-Brent Marks [6]; 7. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 8. 19-Chris Windom [7]

B-main (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer
1. 17X-Steve Buckwalter [2]; 2. 26-Zeb Wise [1]; 3. 45-Jeff Halligan [4]; 4. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [3]; 5. 1X-Chad Trout [7]; 6. 17-Jordan Thomas [8]; 7. 5G-Briggs Danner [9]; 8. 7-Tim Buckwalter [10]; 9. 27S-Alan Krimes [5]; 10. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [13]; 11. 25-Tyler Bear [11]; 12. 12-Brent Shearer [12]; 13. 69-Tim Glatfelter [6]

A-main (20 Laps) #1
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 19M-Brent Marks [6]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [7]; 4. 13-Justin Peck [5]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [4]; 7. 11-Anthony Macri [13]; 8. 18-Gio Scelzi [10]; 9. 8-Freddie Rahmer [9]; 10. 44-Dylan Norris [3]; 11. 39-Chase Dietz [16]; 12. 19T-Tyler Reeser [11]; 13. 11T-TJ Stutts [12]; 14. 99M-Kyle Moody [15]; 15. 26-Zeb Wise [22]; 16. 19-Chris Windom [8]; 17. 1W-Robbie Kendall [18]; 18. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [14]; 19. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [24]; 20. 4-Cap Henry [20]; 21. 45-Jeff Halligan [23]; 22. 17X-Steve Buckwalter [21]; 23. 35-Austin Bishop [19]; 24. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [25]; 25. 23-Devon Borden [17] Lap Leaders: Danny Dietrich (1-20)

A-main (20 Laps) #2
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 2. 19M-Brent Marks [5]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 4. 13-Justin Peck [3]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 6. 11-Anthony Macri [7]; 7. 39-Chase Dietz [11]; 8. 18-Gio Scelzi [8]; 9. 26-Zeb Wise [15]; 10. 44-Dylan Norris [10]; 11. 19T-Tyler Reeser [12]; 12. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [19]; 13. 8-Freddie Rahmer [9]; 14. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [18]; 15. 11T-TJ Stutts [13]; 16. 99M-Kyle Moody [14]; 17. 4-Cap Henry [20]; 18. 35-Austin Bishop [23]; 19. 19-Chris Windom [16]; 20. 1W-Robbie Kendall [17]; 21. 17X-Steve Buckwalter [22]; 22. 1x-Chad Trout [24]; 23. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2]; 24. 45-Jeff Halligan [21] Lap Leaders: Tyler Courtney (1), Lance Dewease (2-4), Danny Dietrich (5-20)

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