HARRISBURG -- Logan Schuchart held off Danny Dietrich to win Friday's 30-lap All Star Circuit of Champions Lawrence Chevrolet sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway. Meanwhile, Billy Dietrich made it to victory lane at Lincoln after winning Saturday night’s rained-delayed 410 sprint car feature.
Schuchart, a high school senior, nailed down his first career Williams Grove win, which was worth $5,000 in a car owned by his Hall of Fame grandfather, Bobby Allen. His victory moved the Pennsylvania Posse’s win streak against the All Stars at the Grove to 25-0.
Dietrich, who won the season opener in March, kept constant pressure on Schuchart, but he never faltered running smooth and straight along the inside line of the speedway.
“I could hear Danny back there, he had to be close,” Schuchart said, according to the track's website. “I heard a motor behind me.”
In the caution-filled ARDC midget feature, Brendon Bright held off Ryan Smith and Steve Buckwalter to win the 20-lap main event. Bright led the entire race, but had intense pressure from Smith and Buckwalter over the final 10 laps.
Danny Dietrich’s only challenge Saturday night at Lincoln came from brother Danny; who took second from Kevin Nouse on lap 18 and quickly closed on Billy. Danny was on Billy’s back bumper as the leaders maneuvered through lapped traffic on lap 23, but then Danny experienced the same problems as two weeks ago -- oil blowing into the cockpit -- and faded slightly over the final two laps.
“I took a peak at the board one of them laps, and I saw the 48 was second -- that’s good, “said Billy Dietrich, according to the track's website. “If it wouldn’t be for him, I wouldn’t be here. He helps us out with set-up, and he’s got a hell-of-a team there. If it would be for that, we’d probably be chasing our tails. He’s a hell-of-a racer.”
The entire night of racing was completed in two hours and 40 minutes after a three-hour rain delay pushed qualifying back to 10 p.m.
Scott Fisher claimed his second career Lincoln win in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature. He assumed the lead when polesitter and race-long leader Zach Euculano dropped from the field during a 12th-lap caution and held off a late challenge from rookie Tyler Ross.
J.B. Cunningham also claimed his first career win Friday in the 358 sprint car feature at Trail-Way Speedway.
“We’ve been fast but couldn’t get any breaks,” said a happy Cunningham upon exiting his One Stop Motors/Stoner’s Family Farms/M-Squared Performance #7c in victory lane, according to the track. “And I left my crew down a few times. My hat is off to Tim (Wagaman), who raced me clean.”
Cunningham started on the outside of the front row and beat polesitter Randy Whisler to the first turn. The former Trail-Way micro-sprint driver paced the field the rest of the way.
“I thought the race would never end,” said Cunningham, who along with the rest of the field sat through two red flags for the flipping cars of points leader Kyle Moody (lap 5) and Steve Owings (lap 11). Both drivers flipped in turn one, and both drivers were uninjured.
Information used in this story was provided Shawn Brouse/Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and Trail-Way Speedway, respectively. Video used in this report is courtesy of www.SportsPlusVideo.com and Lynn Schaeffer Productions.