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Danny Dietrich in victory lane at Sharon Speedway. (Paul Arch photo)

Dietrich Bounces Back With Sharon Romp

HARTFORD, Ohio — To say Danny Dietrich wasn’t enjoying the 42nd annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek is a huge understatement.

The Gettysburg, Pa., resident missed the feature the first two nights, came a very close second the third, crashed the fourth night, took the fifth night to regroup and came back strong Wednesday at Sharon Speedway.

He led all 30 caution-free laps for the $5,000 victory.

Dietrich became the fifth different winner in five nights during the Ti-22 Performance FAST On Dirt Series sanctioned event.

It was his second career victory at Sharon. Local favorite Dale Blaney charged from sixth to second with Brandon Spithaler, Dave Blaney (from 10th) and Speedweek point leader Cap Henry rounding out the top five.

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Danny Dietrich (48) leads Brandon Spithaler at Sharon Speedway. (Paul Arch photo)

“I just felt that consistent laps and no mistakes were the key to staying out front,” Dietrich said. “I really didn’t feel that pounding the fence down was a smart way to try and race. Moving around and keeping an eye on racing grooves was very important.

“I love Sharon and I love coming to Ohio Speedweek. This has been a tough, so this is a really feel good moment for our race team. It’s tough with 50 cars every night.”

Arnie Kent won the RUSH sprint car feature.

The finish:

Feature (30 laps): 1. 48-Danny Dietrich; 2. 32B-Dale Blaney; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler; 4. 10-Dave Blaney; 5. 33W-Cap Henry; 6. 29S-Zeth Sabo; 7. 5AU-Brock Hallett; 8. 23-Cale Thomas; 9. 73-Scotty Thiel; 10. 60-Jordyn Charge; 11. 2-Ricky Peterson; 12. 99-Skylar Gee; 13. 3V-Chris Verda; 14. W20-Greg Wilson; 15. 2-AJ Flick; 16-22-Riley Goodno; 17. 49X-Tim Shaffer; 18. 5T-Travis Philo; 19. 15K-Creed Kemenah; 20. 09-Craig Mintz; 21. 08-Dan Kuriger; 22. 1-Nate Dussel; 23. 79-Max Guilford; 24. 17-Dylan Norris