POSSE NOTES: Billy Dietrich’s Pace Pays Off | SPEED SPORT


Billy Dietrich turned velocity into a visit to victory lane final weekend at Lincoln Speedway. (Paul Arch Photograph)

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. – After successful at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday for the primary time since 2016, Billy Dietrich sprung out of his No. 8 dash automotive and pretended to shoot imaginary pistols from his hip.

It was an applicable option to have fun – the utilization of finger weapons to sign the top of a five-year winless drought. The win came visiting his completed little brother, Danny Dietrich, as ‘Wild Invoice’ confirmed the dash automotive world he has aptitude, too.

“My spouse got here up with the Wild Invoice factor,” Billy Dietrich mentioned after his third profession win at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday. “It’s sort of humorous. I feel it’s becoming.”

Primarily based on the general response, the gang thought it was becoming, too. Often, it’s 55-time Lincoln winner Danny Dietrich placing on the present. This time, Billy Dietrich took the reins.

He led all 30 laps and needed to maintain off his brother on a late-race restart to solidify his early season velocity.

“Invoice was quick,” Danny Dietrich mentioned. “He ran an awesome race and didn’t make a mistake.”

Via six races at Lincoln Speedway, Dietrich has completed within the top-10 4 occasions. Saturday additionally marked the second podium end for the Lincoln common who now sits 60 factors behind Alan Krimes within the monitor championship chase.

He additionally sits ninth within the Central Pennsylvania standings, 66 factors behind brother Danny Dietrich, via seven of 37 weeks.

“It was day for all of us,” Billy Dietrich mentioned. “It’s massive. Anytime we will win is massive. We’re a Saturday evening workforce. We do one of the best we will.”

“This 12 months, he’s been actually good,” Danny Dietrich mentioned. “His automotive has been actually good all 12 months.

Not a lot has modified with Billy Dietrich, a former Lincoln monitor champion within the 358 division, via the years. One factor that has helped is an improved engine program.

Profitable in a time trial format, like Saturday, can also be validation for the 39-year-old. Of 30 the automobiles entered, Billy Dietrich certified third total with a lap of 13.596 seconds, simply .187 seconds shy of Robbie Kendall’s quick-time mark.

“It does,” Bily Dietrich mentioned if successful in a time-trial format means extra versus a handicap system. “However I can’t actually put it right into a class. It’s all good, like birthday cake. And beer.”

Billy Dietrich, alongside together with his brother, is ready to race in Tuesday’s 410 occasion on the reconfigured Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey.

– Many Pennsylvania drivers are anticipated to compete within the Invasion of the Posse occasion on the reconfigured Bridgeport Motorsports Park on Tuesday evening.

Freddie Rahmer, Danny Dietrich, Anthony Macri. Tim Shaffer, Lucas Wolfe, Kerry Madsen, Brent Marks, Ryan Smith, and Chase Dietz headline the anticipated discipline. All Star Circuit of Champions common Justin Peck is anticipated to race as nicely.

The occasion is 30 laps and $5,000-to-win.

– Lance Dewease coasted to profession win No. 117 at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday evening, now 12 victories shy of Keith Kauffman for many in monitor historical past.

It’s the Nationwide Dash Automobile Corridor of Famer’s second win in three races on the monitor this 12 months.

This Friday, Dewease will as soon as once more try win No. 100 at Williams Grove Speedway, maybe an effort to get the long-awaited milestone out of the way in which earlier than the season drags any farther.

– Chase Dietz continued his promising begin to the season in John Trone’s well-known No. 39 entry together with his fourth straight top-five Saturday at Lincoln Speedway.

The 23-year-old completed fourth from tenth on the three-eighths mile oval, giving him a plus-18 plus-minus ratio on this four-race streak of prime fives.

– Earlier than this 12 months, George Hobaugh had recorded simply two top-10 finishes at Port Royal Speedway within the final two years.

Now, via 4 races on the monitor this 12 months, he’s matched that mark. Hobaugh completed fourth on Saturday at Port Royal, including to his eighth-place run two weeks prior.

– BAPS Motor Speedway is ready to host its first 410 dash automotive present of the 12 months this Sunday. The monitor carried out many upgrades to the power over the winter, together with new lights, reconfiguring turns and two, and a brand new catch fence.

2021 Central PA dash automotive factors via via 12 of 109 races

1 48 Danny Dietrich 180 factors
2 13 Justin Peck -5
3 5 / 2 Dylan Cisney -25
4 39 Chase Dietz -44
5 69K Lance Dewease -50
6 72 Tim Shaffer -51
7 51 Freddie Rahmer -54
8 87 / 27S Alan Krimes -55
9 8 Billy Dietrich -66
10 1Z Logan Wagner -70

Williams Grove Speedway factors via two of 31 races

1 13 Justin Peck 570 factors
2 51 Freddie Rahmer -50
T3 1W Brandon Rahmer -150
T3 11T TJ Stutts -150
T5 48 Danny Dietrich -200
T5 39 Chase Dietz -200
7 72 Tim Shaffer -230
8 5 Dylan Cisney -240
9 0 Rick Lafferty -250
10 69K Lance Dewease -270

Port Royal Speedway factors via 4 of 26 races

1 5 / 2 Dylan Cisney 1300 factors
2 1Z Logan Wagner -5
3 45 Jeff Halligan -55
4 55 Mike Wagner -90
5 39M Anthony Macri -105
6 24 Kerry Madsen -110
7 40 George Hobaugh -135
8 12 Blane Heimbach -140
9 2 AJ Flick -285
10 23 Pat Cannon -290

Lincoln Speedway factors via six of 30 races

1 87 Alan Krimes 1280 factors
2 8 Billy Dietrich -50
3 39 Chase Dietz -75
4 99M Kyle Moody -90
5 5E Tim Wagaman -105
6 72 Tim Shaffer -110
7 75 Tyler Ross -130
8 21 Matt Campbell -145
9 48 Danny Dietrich -150
10 1X Chad Trout -210


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