2021 All Star Circuit of Champions at BAPS Motor Speedway

Dietrich Hunts Down Schuerenberg For All Star Win At BAPS

Dietrich Hunts Down Schuerenberg For All Star Win At BAPS

Danny Dietrich hunted down Hunter Schuerenberg to win the FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions main event at BAPS Motor Speedway.

Aug 30, 2021 by FloRacing Staff
Dietrich Hunts Down Schuerenberg For All Star Win At BAPS

YORK HAVEN, PA -- Not deterred by his fifth-row starting position, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich put on a show Sunday night at BAPS Motor Speedway near York Haven, Pennsylvania, and ultimately charged his way through the A-Main field to snag his second FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event victory of the 2021 season. 

The Johnny Mackison Clash score, earning the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native a $5,000 payday, commenced from tenth on the grid, climbing his way to a top-five spot by lap 12, all before tracking down race leader, Hunter Schuerenberg, to steal command with just two circuits remaining. Dietrich’s All Star win pushes his career total to 15; a first-ever at BAPS Motor Speedway.

Hunter Schuerenberg held on to finish second, followed by Ryan Smith, Freddie Rahmer, who led the first 12 circuits, and 12th-starting Anthony Macri.

“Hats off to the track prep team here tonight. This is the best this track has been in a long time...there was a top, middle, and bottom...that was a lot of fun,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Weikert’s Livestock, Sweeney Cars, Pace Performance, Self Made, No. 48 sprint car. “We needed a win pretty badly. Our schedule has been all over the place this year, so to get this win close to home makes things even more special. We’ll celebrate this one tonight and get ourselves ready for a busy weekend next weekend.”

After getting by Freddie Rahmer with a slider on lap 13, Schuerenberg was off to the races, scooting away from the rest of the frontrunners even as traffic entered the picture on lap 15. Meanwhile, Dietrich was a force to be reckoned with. The former Central PA Sprint Cars points champion battled his way to fifth by lap 12, then getting by Bill Balog for fourth two circuits later. By lap 20, Dietrich had worked his way to the runner-up position, sliding by Ryan Smith on lap 20 to secure the position. Schuerenberg did his best hide and seek impression in traffic, but Dietrich was too quick to outrun.

By lap 26, Dietrich was all over Schuerenberg for the race lead, utilizing the top of turns one and two, as well as the bottom of turn three, to make up most of his ground. An eventual slider over Schuerenberg on lap 28 would seal the deal.

The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2021 campaign with an Attica Raceway Park doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, September 3-4. Dubbed the Attica Ambush, the two-day program will award a total winner’s share equaling $15,000; $5,000 on Friday and $10,000 on Saturday.

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