Dietrich Sprints To Susquehanna Victory
NEWBERRYTOWN, Pa. — Danny Dietrich took the victory in the inaugural Mother’s Day Special at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Sunday night.
By virtue of an inversion of six from their heat race finishes, Dietrich and Mark Smith started on the front row and brought the 25-car field to the green flag. Smith took the early lead over Dietrich with Blaine Heimbach and Brent Marks following the leaders.
As the two lead cars entered lapped traffic, Dietrich took the top spot away from Smith on lap 11. Smith never gave up easily as he stayed on Dietrich’s. Meanwhile, Marks moved closer to make it a three-car battle for the top spot. With two laps to go, the yellow flag was displayed for the first time as Jacob Allen slowed in turn four, setting up a two-lap shoot-out for the win.
On the restart, Dietrich continued to lead to the finish, taking his first career SSP win. Smith settled for second followed by Marks in third. Fred Rahmer ran strong in fourth with Jason Leffler rounding out the top five.
Randy Stoudt collected the feature win in the late model 25-lapper.