Kreitz Edges Dietrich to Lead Pennsylvania Posse Sweep in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Event at Williams Grove

Series championship race tightens after Schatz finishes in fourth, Pittman 11th

100413 Kreitz VLMECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Oct. 4, 2013 – Don Kreitz Jr. surged past Danny Dietrich on the final lap Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway to win his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event of the season and lead a Pennsylvania Posse sweep of the podium.

Dietrich held on to finish second with Brian Montieth in third. Fourth-place Donny Schatz was the top-finishing World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series driver with Greg Hodnett rounding out the top five. It’s the third time in three World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races this season at Williams Grove that Hodnett has finished one spot behind Schatz, who won the series’ previous two events this season at the half-mile dirt oval.

Dietrich, who beat the Outlaws earlier this season at Lincoln Speedway, was a bittersweet runner-up in his Sandoes Fruit Market Maxim after leading the field to the white flag on lap 24 then losing his advantage through turns one and two.

 

Steve Buckwalter won the dash and led the field to the green. He jumped out to an early, but uncomfortable, lead with Dietrich quickly working his way up from the fourth position to second. Dietrich ran hard on Buckwalter, but the seasoned veteran held his ground. On lap 16, Buckwalter faltered and Dietrich capitalized to take the lead. In the process, top Kreitz and Montieth closed the gap for a four-way race for the lead.

 

 

Dietrich held the lead for the next seven laps, including a restart on lap 19 after Cody Darrah brought out a caution with a blown right rear tire. Coming to the white flag it looked like Dietrich had sealed his second win of the season until Kreitz’s Sharman Builders Maxim powered around him through turns one and two. Dietrich tried to counter in three and four, but could not make a pass.

 

“I guess I didn’t know what I was going to do until he went down to the bottom and it was our only move to go around him and the car stuck.” said Kreitz of Sinking Springs, Pa. “I really didn’t know where he was going, but I knew either way I was just going to haul it in there. I was preparing myself to go around him and I guessed he would go to the bottom and it just worked out.”

Saturday night, Dietrich might take a different approach.

“I wish I could do it over again, but that’s racing and we’ve got tomorrow night yet and hopefully I can pull it off then,” said Dietrich, of Aspers, Pa. “He was going where I didn’t go, and I wish that there were lapped cars, but it is what it is and we’ll take a second. I knew he was down there so I figured that I could take his line away maybe he couldn’t get past me. He was good, he just rolled the right rear past me and at that point in time there just wasn’t anything I could do.”

Montieth was closing from his seventh-starting position, but could only reach third in the 25-lap A-main.

“I didn’t want to see that yellow, lapped traffic would have had everything jammed up,” said Montieth, of Phoenxiville, Pa., “Here on a regular Friday night you need lapped traffic to break up the clean air. We didn’t shake the rabbit foot too bad tonight so may be it has something left for Saturday.”

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship leader Daryn Pittman started the A-main in the 16th-position and finished 11th. He’ll take a 38-point lead in the standings into Saturday night’s race.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series returns on Saturday night to Williams Grove for the National Open.

WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY NOTEBOOK

NOTES – Joey Saldana was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked 1/2-mile oval with a time of 16.961 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Greg Hodnett (4 points), Don Kreitz Jr. (3), Fred Rahmer (2) and Cody Darrah(1). … Jason Sides, Steve Buckwalter, Brian Leppo, Donny Schatz and Dale Blaney won heat races. … The dash draw was a 6 for the 35th time this year… Steve Buckwalter won the dash for the first time this year.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Williams Grove Speedway; Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Oct. 4, 2013

A-Main – (25 Laps): 1. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [2] [$8,000]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [4] [$4,000]; 3. 21P-Brian Montieth [7] [$2,500]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [11] [$2,200]; 5. 39-Greg Hodnett [12] [$2,100]; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [1] [$2,000]; 7. 20S-Fred Rahmer [13] [$1,800]; 8. 1Z-Brian Leppo [3] [$1,600]; 9. 15A-Adam Wilt [22] [$1,500]; 10. 2-Dale Blaney [8] [$1,300]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [16] [$1,200]; 12. 71M-Joey Saldana [5] [$1,100]; 13. 51-Paul McMahan [19] [$1,000]; 14. 20-Ryan Taylor [17] [$700]; 15. 7S-Jason Sides [6] [$600]; 16. 21-Brian Brown [9] [$600]; 17. 87-Alan Krimes [26] [$]; 18. 7-Craig Dollansky [20] [$600]; 19. 19M-Brent Marks [24] [$600]; 20. D4-Danny Holtgraver [18] [$600]; 21. 11-Steve Kinser [27] [$]; 22. 5-Justin Barger [10] [$600]; 23. 1-Sammy Swindell [25] [$]; 24. 55XM-Tim Shaffer [15] [$600]; 25. 55-Trey Starks [21] [$600]; 26. 4-Cody Darrah [14] [$600]; 27. 1S-Logan Schuchart [28] [$]; 28. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [23] [$600]. Lap Leaders: Steve Buckwalter 1-16, Danny Dietrich 17-24, Don Kreitz Jr. 25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15A-Adam Wilt [+13].

Qualifying: 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 16.961; 2. 39-Greg Hodnett, 16.994; 3. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr, 17.051; 4. 20S-Fred Rahmer, 17.074; 5. 4-Cody Darrah, 17.079; 6. 55XM-Tim Shaffer, 17.098; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 17.135; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor, 17.143; 9. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 17.151; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.158; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 17.167; 12. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.200; 13. 1Z-Brian Leppo, 17.212; 14. 16-Gerard McIntyre, 17.230; 15. 21P-Brian Montieth, 17.248; 16. 51-Paul McMahan, 17.257; 17. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.271; 18. 21-Brian Brown, 17.275; 19. 5-Justin Barger, 17.295; 20. 2-Dale Blaney, 17.296; 21. 27H-Lucas Wolfe, 17.304; 22. 7-Craig Dollansky, 17.307; 23. 55-Trey Starks, 17.332; 24. 15-Donny Schatz, 17.350; 25. O7-Justin Henderson, 17.387; 26. 2X-Ryan Bohlke, 17.389; 27. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.397; 28. 15A-Adam Wilt, 17.421; 29. 29-Kerry Madsen, 17.472; 30. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 17.477; 31. M1-Mark Smith, 17.484; 32. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.485; 33. 1W-Brian Paulus, 17.492; 34. 2T-T.J. Stutts, 17.494; 35. 6G-David Gravel, 17.504; 36. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 17.549; 37. 1-Sammy Swindell, 17.559; 38. 7M-Chad Layton, 17.560; 39. 19M-Brent Marks, 17.574; 40. 25-Aaron Ott, 17.592; 41. 27-Lance Dewease, 17.595; 42. 8H-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.610; 43. 747-Davey Sammons, 17.611; 44. 11-Steve Kinser, 17.638; 45. 6-Bill Rose, 17.677; 46. 3-Pat Cannon, 17.684; 47. 63-Chad Kemenah, 17.706; 48. 92-Tyler Ross, 17.724; 49. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 17.751; 50. 25J-Jimmy Seger, 17.789; 51. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 17.817; 52. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.823; 53. 19-Stevie Smith, 17.866; 54. 323-Neal Williams, 17.873; 55. 11C-Cory Haas, 17.879; 56. 69-Ryan Smith, 17.893; 57. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 17.914; 58. 5G-Curt Michael, 18.015; 59. 75-Nicole Bower, 18.039; 60. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 18.212; 61. 5A-Mark Bitner, 18.529; 62. O-Rick Lafferty, nt; 63. 12W-Troy Fraker, nt.

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 4. 55XM-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 59-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 6. 2X-Ryan Bohlke [6]; 7. 3-Pat Cannon [10]; 8. M1-Mark Smith [7]; 9. 27-Lance Dewease [9]; 10. 27H-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 11. 69-Ryan Smith [12]; 12. 5A-Mark Bitner [13]; 13. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [4].

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 3. 39-Greg Hodnett [4]; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky [5]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 7. 1-Sammy Swindell [8]; 8. 87-Alan Krimes [7]; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah [10]; 10. 8H-Sheldon Haudenschild [9]; 11. 99M-Kyle Moody [11]; 12. 5C-Dylan Cisney [12] 13. 0-Rick Lafferty [13].

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 1Z-Brian Leppo [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 3. 15A-Adam Wilt [6]; 4. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [4]; 5. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 6. 55-Trey Starks [5]; 7. 7M-Chad Layton [8]; 8. 92-Tyler Ross [10]; 9. 19-Stevie Smith [11]; 10. 1W-Brian Paulus [7]; 11. 5G-Curt Michael [12]; 12. 747-Davey Sammons [9] 13. 12W-Troy Fraker [13].

Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 2. 5-Justin Barger [1]; 3. 20S-Fred Rahmer [4]; 4. 19M-Brent Marks [8]; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [6]; 7. D4-Danny Holtgraver [3]; 8. 2T-T.J. Stutts [7]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10]; 10. 11-Steve Kinser [9]; 11. 323-Neal Williams [11]; 12. 75-Nicole Bower [12].

Heat 5 – (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 2-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 21P-Brian Montieth [2]; 3. 4-Cody Darrah [4]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [6]; 5. 25-Aaron Ott [8]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 7. 6G-David Gravel [7]; 8. O7-Justin Henderson [5]; 9. 55K-Robbie Kendall [12]; 10. 6-Bill Rose [9]; 11. 11C-Cory Haas [11]; 12. 25J-Jimmy Seger [10].

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 12 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [2]; 2. 69K-Don Kreitz Jr [4]; 3. 1Z-Brian Leppo [1]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [8]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [6]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 7. 21P-Brian Montieth [7]; 8. 2-Dale Blaney [11]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [9]; 10. 5-Justin Barger [10]; 11. 15-Donny Schatz [12]; 12. 39-Greg Hodnett [5].

D-main – (8 Laps – Top 2 finishers transfer to C-main): 1. 69-Ryan Smith [15] [$0]; 2. 5G-Curt Michael [6] [$0] 3. 75-Nicole Bower [7] [$100]; 4. 323-Neal Williams [3] [$100]; 5. 5C-Dylan Cisney [5] [$100]; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody [1] [$100]; 7. 19-Stevie Smith [2] [$100]; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall [8] [$100] 9. 5A-Mark Bitner [9] [$100] 10. 0-Rick Lafferty [10] [$100].

C-Main – (10 Laps – Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature): 1. 7M-Chad Layton [2] [-]; 2. 27-Lance Dewease [4] [-]; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell [1] [$125]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [7] [$125]; 5. 8H-Sheldon Haudenschild [5] [$125]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [12] [$100]; 7. 69-Ryan Smith [15] [$100]; 8. 92-Tyler Ross [11] [$100]; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah [10] [$100]; 10. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [14] [$100]; 11. 3-Pat Cannon [9] [$100]; 12. 6-Bill Rose [8] [$100]; 13. 747-Davey Sammons [6] [$100]; 14. 5G-Curt Michael [16] [$100]; 15. 25-Aaron Ott [3] [$100]; 16. 25J-Jimmy Seger [13] [$100].

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [-]; 2. D4-Danny Holtgraver [3] [-]; 3. 55-Trey Starks [7] [-]; 4. 20-Ryan Taylor [2] [-]; 5. 16-Gerard McIntyre [5] [$200]; 6. 87-Alan Krimes [12] [$180]; 7. 27-Lance Dewease [18] [$175]; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4] [$160]; 9. 6G-David Gravel [15] [$150]; 10. 29-Kerry Madsen [11] [$150]; 11. 1W-Brian Paulus [13] [$150]; 12. 2X-Ryan Bohlke [9] [$150]; 13. 2T-T.J. Stutts [14] [$150]; 14. 27H-Lucas Wolfe [6] [$150]; 15. 7M-Chad Layton [17] [$150]; 16. O7-Justin Henderson [8] [$150]; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10] [$150]; 18. 59-Jac Haudenschild [16] [$150].

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T5

T10

QT

1

Daryn Pittman

9557

0

8

43

56

13

2

Donny Schatz

9519

-38

21

43

57

3

3

Paul McMahan

9203

-354

3

29

50

16

4

Joey Saldana

8968

-589

1

20

41

6

5

Craig Dollansky

8869

-688

6

17

36

1

 

Sammy Swindell

8869

-688

3

16

41

4

7

Cody Darrah

8594

-963

2

12

26

2

8

Steve Kinser

8549

-1008

2

9

31

0

9

Kerry Madsen

8442

-1115

3

14

35

1

10

Jason Sides

8392

-1165

0

12

31

1

11

Kraig Kinser

8342

-1215

1

8

32

1

12

Chad Kemenah

8269

-1288

0

13

23

2

13

David Gravel

7207

-2350

1

7

24

2

14

Tim Kaeding

6646

-2911

9

26

34

1

15

Bill Rose

4805

-4752

0

0

2

0

16

Brad Sweet

3816

-5741

1

10

13

2

17

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

3700

-5857

0

1

7

1

18

Brian Brown

3506

-6051

0

5

13

0

19

Greg Wilson

2968

-6589

0

1

3

0

20

Jac Haudenschild

2822

-6735

0

8

10

0

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