Dietrich And Reimert Dominate Main Events At BAPS

YORK HAVEN, PA – A Sunday night doubleheader of 410 Sprint Cars and 358-Modifieds took place at BAPS Motor Speedway for the Kevin Gobrecht Memorial, with Danny Dietrich and Louden Reimert scoring wins. In the Sprint Cars, Dietrich put on as dominating of a performance as one can do, while Reimert held off a constant challenge from Jeff Strunk for his first BAPS win.

Dietrich started front row for the 30-lap Kevin Gobrecht Memorial, and the initial start was as close as anyone would be getting to Dietrich. Freddie Rahmer quickly slotted into second, but Dietrich was already off and running. By halfway, Dietrich had already put a straightaway on Rahmer, with Chase Dietz, Dylan Norris, and Kyle Moody battling for third.

Dietrich carried a ton of speed through traffic, preferring the middle-to-top line but able to maneuver wherever lapped traffic was not. As the laps clicked off, Dietrich only got further and further out front. With 30 on the scoreboard and the checkered waiving, it was Dietrich winning by over half a lap, with Rahmer, Dietz, Moody, and Norris completing the top five. At the end, it was only those five on the lead lap.

“Starting on the pole always helps,” Dietrich noted. “But, as usual, we had a very good car here. The second half of the race I was just biding my time and trying to be patient with the lapped cars. The top of one and two was very tricky, and I didn’t want to follow the lapped cars around the top and get caught up in something. I was able to roll the middle very well, I put it about a lane and a half off the cushion in three and four and it was just stuck, our car was just really good in clean air.”

The 358-Modifieds took center stage following the Sprint Cars, with Reimert jumping out to the early lead. Strunk kept Reimert within striking distance through the opening laps, closing in on Reimert as the race closed in on halfway. Both drivers had found a home around the bottom of the speedway, and as Strunk looked ready to strike, the yellow waived for Brett Kressley’s blown tire, setting the field up for a double-file restart.

With Strunk now forced to the top for the restart, he found some speed up high. Strunk held with Reimert up top for a few laps, as close to Reimert as he had been all race, but a trip over the cushion in turn four lost some time and sent Strunk back to the bottom. Strunk made one last run at Reimert in the closing laps, but was not close enough to take a swipe at the lead. At the finish, it was Reimert winning over Strunk, Frank Cozze, Billy Pauch Jr., and Tim Buckwalter.

“Starting on pole is always a plus, but the big thing is keeping it there,” said Reimert. “Usually, I’m not very good at that, but we held them off and got it done. Tracks like this where it gets very slick is a different playing field than what we’re used to, but hitting the bottom lap after lap was the key tonight. I watched the Sprint Car race and saw how high the cushion was and figured our Modifieds wouldn’t be all the way up there, so I aimed for the bottom and it worked out.”

410 Sprint Car Quick Results:

A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 48-Danny Dietrich[1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer[4]; 3. 39-Chase Dietz[2]; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody[5]; 5. 44-Dylan Norris[3]; 6. 23-Devon Borden[6]; 7. 75-Tyler Ross[8]; 8. 19M-Landon Myers[7]; 9. 90-Jordan Givler[11]; 10. 33-Riley Emig[10]; 11. 99A-Devin Adams[14]; 12. 49H-Bradley Howard[9]; 13. 9-Gordon Senft Jr[15]; 14. 1X-Chad Trout[12]; 15. 35-Tyler Esh[13]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 39-Chase Dietz[1]; 2. 99M-Kyle Moody[3]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich[4]; 4. 75-Tyler Ross[2]; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard[5]; 6. 90-Jordan Givler[6]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh[7]; 8. 9-Gordon Senft Jr[8]

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer[1]; 2. 23-Devon Borden[3]; 3. 19M-Landon Myers[2]; 4. 44-Dylan Norris[4]; 5. 33-Riley Emig[5]; 6. 1X-Chad Trout[6]; 7. 99A-Devin Adams[7]

Qualifying 1 (3 Laps): 1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 00:16.438[6]; 2. 99M-Kyle Moody, 00:16.698[8]; 3. 75-Tyler Ross, 00:17.004[5]; 4. 39-Chase Dietz, 00:17.015[1]; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard, 00:17.617[4]; 6. 90-Jordan Givler, 00:17.666[3]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 00:17.961[7]; 8. 9-Gordon Senft Jr, 00:18.480[2]

Qualifying 2 (3 Laps): 1. 44-Dylan Norris, 00:16.762[7]; 2. 23-Devon Borden, 00:16.764[6]; 3. 19M-Landon Myers, 00:17.139[3]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 00:17.156[2]; 5. 33-Riley Emig, 00:17.412[5]; 6. 1X-Chad Trout, 00:17.480[1]; 7. 99A-Devin Adams, 00:17.805[4]

PA Spec 358 Modified Tri-Track Series Results:

A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 16-Louden Reimert[1]; 2. 126-Jeff Strunk[3]; 3. 401-Frank Cozze Sr[2]; 4. 15-Billy Pauch Jr[7]; 5. 23X-Tim Buckwalter[6]; 6. 14W-Ryan Watt[9]; 7. 30-Craig Von Dohren[8]; 8. 5J-Jared Umbenhauer[10]; 9. 2A-Mike Gular[4]; 10. 5-Jack Butler[11]; 11. 15L-Mike Lisowski[12]; 12. 67-JR Fulper[15]; 13. 19K-Brett Kressley[5]; 14. 28-Tom Soderich[14]; 15. (DNF) 221-Ryan Beltz[13]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 401-Frank Cozze Sr[2]; 2. 15-Billy Pauch Jr[1]; 3. 23X-Tim Buckwalter[3]; 4. 2A-Mike Gular[4]; 5. 14W-Ryan Watt[5]; 6. 5-Jack Butler[7]; 7. 221-Ryan Beltz[8]; 8. (DNF) 67-JR Fulper[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 19K-Brett Kressley[1]; 2. 30-Craig Von Dohren[2]; 3. 16-Louden Reimert[3]; 4. 126-Jeff Strunk[4]; 5. 5J-Jared Umbenhauer[6]; 6. 15L-Mike Lisowski[5]; 7. 28-Tom Soderich[7]

Qualifying 1: 1. 15-Billy Pauch Jr, 00:19.440[5]; 2. 401-Frank Cozze Sr, 00:19.446[2]; 3. 23X-Tim Buckwalter, 00:19.490[4]; 4. 2A-Mike Gular, 00:19.541[6]; 5. 14W-Ryan Watt, 00:19.765[7]; 6. 67-JR Fulper, 00:19.894[8]; 7. 5-Jack Butler, 00:19.947[1]; 8. 221-Ryan Beltz, 00:20.480[3]

Qualifying 2: 1. 19K-Brett Kressley, 00:19.389[4]; 2. 30-Craig Von Dohren, 00:19.718[6]; 3. 16-Louden Reimert, 00:19.761[5]; 4. 126-Jeff Strunk, 00:19.814[3]; 5. 15L-Mike Lisowski, 00:20.076[1]; 6. 5J-Jared Umbenhauer, 00:20.200[2]; 7. 28-Tom Soderich, 00:20.449[7]