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Dietrich turns tables, gets last corner, last lap pass for Fremont All Star Ohio Speedweek victory


Saturday, June 10, 2023

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – In 2021, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich led all by the last lap of the Ohio Speedweek event at Fremont Speedway as Cole Duncan slipped by for the win. Dietrich turned the tables Saturday, June 9 at “The Track That Action Built,” passing race long leader Cap Henry on the last corner of the last lap to claim the $10,000 Rick Ferkel Classic on night two of the 41st Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

Kistler Engines/Kistler Racing Products/Madison Motors Night didn’t start well for “Double-D” as he clipped an infield tractor tire in his heat and went to the tail. He stormed back to finish second and lock into the dash where a sixth place finish put him in the third row of the 40-lap feature. Just like the previous night at Attica Raceway Park when Zeb Wise passed Tyler Courtney on the last lap, Dietrich’s winning move came on the last corner of the last lap as the two-time Williams Grove (PA) Speedway track champion, bested Henry by just .054 seconds for his first ever Fremont win and his 20th career All Star win.

“My car owner was probably mad at me for coming out here instead of racing for $7,000 at Lincoln Speedway tonight, but $10,000 sounds a little bit better,” Danny Dietrich, ace of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, said.

“I remember losing one this way to Cole Duncan, so heading into turn three on that last lap, all I could replay in my head was that move by Cole, so I just tried to do what he did. Just hats off to everyone back home who allows us to come out here and do this,” Dietrich added. “We have so many people to thank, and I know they are at home watching, but we certainly couldn’t do any of this without our supporters, and of course, the fans.”

As noted, Henry led the first 39 and a half circuits before finishing second in the Fremont Speedway main event, followed by Tyler Courtney, Zeb Wise, and Buddy Kofoid.

“We just got beat fair and square,” Cap Henry mentioned. “I hate leading a race early. We were definitely hanging in those last five laps or so…just trying to hang on. I made too many mistakes the last five laps. But, we’re up here standing in second after a bad start last night at Attica. We’ll take this and move forward.”

In the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints, John Ivy led the first seven laps before Kody Brewer slipped under him for the lead. Bryan Sebetto drove into the lead a lap later with Brewer constantly running to the leader’s inside. In fact Brewer regained the lead with 10 to go right before a caution flew.

Brewer and Sebetto traded the lead back and forth until Sebetto moved to the bottom of the track – in Brewer’s lane – with five laps to go and drove to his second straight Fremont win. It was the third win in a row for the former Fremont 410 sprint track champion as he won last week at Attica Raceway Park as well. It is Sebetto’s 25th career win at Fremont putting him in a tie for 22nd on the track’s all-time win list.

“That was simply experience. I’ve got a lot of laps around here and Kody doesn’t. He’s going to win some races. I like running the top but when I saw him driving under me I decided to move down. It’s great to get a win with both my sons here and so many of the people who have helped me out over the years,” said Sebetto beside his Sandusky Bay Remodeling, JLH General Contractor, Sandusky Bay RV Rentals, KH Suspension, NAPA of Fremont, Clay Keim, Depot Pizza, CA Kustoms backed machine.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, June 17 with the D2 midgets, Steel Block Late Model Series and the Burmeister Trophy Dirt Trucks in action.

About Kistler Engines –

Kistler Engines was established in 1993 and builds lightweight, high performance racing engines with a commitment to quality. Kistler’s prides themselves in high tech, innovative designs, producing highly competitive engines for sprint cars (410 c.i., 360 c.i. and 305 c.i.), as well as, late models and midgets. Kistler Engines has also earned a great reputation for service among professional race teams due to their quick turnaround time on engine rebuilds.

Kistlers uses of state-of-the art equipment, the highest standard quality parts and invests in constant research and development. Customers powered by Kistler engines have set numerous quick times, track records and have also won on the local level as well as on national traveling series such as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, All Star Circuit of Champions and USAC.

About Kistler Racing Products -

In 2008, Kistler Racing Products opened to add a full product line to the already 15 year established business located within Kistler Engines Inc. shop in rural Fremont, Ohio. Kistler Racing Products is proud to provide a wide array of high quality, dependable and race winning capable parts, most in stock. Kistler Racing Products and Kistler Engines are proud of their unique niche – the only comprehensive shop for dirt sprints in the United States where you can build a car from the ground up including motor and arrive at the race track in a one-stop shopping atmosphere. Kistler Racing Products will get all the technical support and one on one personalized customer service that you deserve.

About Madison Motors –

Madison Motors began in 1927 and has continued to grow, and is located in Fremont. Madison Motors became an authorized service for the Ohio Turnpike, providing towing and road service for its patrons. Madison Motor offers 24-hour emergency road and tire service, and local and long-distance towing and heavy-duty towing.

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

Rick Ferkel Classic – Ohio Sprint Speedweek

Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions

Tezos A Feature (40 Laps): 1. 48-Danny Dietrich[6]; 2. 33W-Cap Henry[2]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[4]; 4. 26-Zeb Wise[1]; 5. 55-Michael Kofoid[8]; 6. 4-Chris Windom[12]; 7. 09-Craig Mintz[7]; 8. 29M-Cole Macedo[3]; 9. 97-JJ Hickle[17]; 10. 32-Bryce Lucius[15]; 11. 99-Skylar Gee[13]; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler[21]; 13. 2L-Logan Forler[5]; 14. 5-Byron Reed[22]; 15. 101-Cody Maroske[11]; 16. 2-Ricky Peterson[16]; 17. 70-Scotty Thiel[9]; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs[19]; 19. 29-Sye Lynch[20]; 20. 7N-Darin Naida[24]; 21. (DNF) 45-Tim Shaffer[25]; 22. (DNF) 1-Nate Dussel[18]; 23. (DNF) 5T-Travis Philo[23]; 24. (DNF) 35-Stuart Brubaker[10]; 25. (DNF) 49X-Cale Thomas[14] LAP LEADERS: Cap Henry (1-39), Danny Dietrich (40)

Classic Ink USA B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler[4]; 2. 5-Byron Reed[1]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[3]; 4. 7N-Darin Naida[2]; 5. 28M-Conner Morrell[9]; 6. 15C-Chris Andrews[5]; 7. 23-Zeth Sabo[6]; 8. 9-Trey Jacobs[11]; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer[8]; 10. 8M-TJ Michael[7]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson[10]; 12. 22C-Cole Duncan[19]; 13. 4S-Tyler Street[13]; 14. 5K-Adam Kekich[15]; 15. 71M-Caden Englehart[14]; 16. 55B-Jake Swanson[12]; 17. 25-Chris Myers[21]; 18. 3V-Chris Verda[16]; 19. 2+-Brian Smith[17]; 20. 75-Jerry Dahms[20]; 21. 6J-Jonah Aumend[18]

Elliotts Custom Trailers and Carts Dash (6 Laps): 1. 26-Zeb Wise[2]; 2. 33W-Cap Henry[1]; 3. 29M-Cole Macedo[4]; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[6]; 5. 2L-Logan Forler[5]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich[9]; 7. 09-Craig Mintz[7]; 8. 55-Michael Kofoid[10]; 9. 70-Scotty Thiel[3]; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8]

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 29M-Cole Macedo[2]; 2. 09-Craig Mintz[1]; 3. 4-Chris Windom[3]; 4. 1-Nate Dussel[6]; 5. 5-Byron Reed[4]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 7. 7N-Darin Naida[5]; 8. 22C-Cole Duncan[9]; 9. 25-Chris Myers[8]

CSI Shocks Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[1]; 2. 101-Cody Maroske[2]; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[4]; 4. 97-JJ Hickle[5]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[3]; 6. 9-Trey Jacobs[7]; 7. 4S-Tyler Street[6]; 8. 3V-Chris Verda[8]

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2L-Logan Forler[1]; 2. 33W-Cap Henry[4]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee[2]; 4. 29-Sye Lynch[5]; 5. 23-Zeth Sabo[8]; 6. 28M-Conner Morrell[3]; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich[6]; 8. (DNF) 2+-Brian Smith[7]

Kistler Racing Products Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 70-Scotty Thiel[1]; 2. 26-Zeb Wise[4]; 3. 32-Bryce Lucius[6]; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson[2]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler[5]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[3]; 7. 71M-Caden Englehart[7]; 8. 6J-Jonah Aumend[8]

Mobil 1 Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 55-Michael Kofoid[6]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[4]; 3. 49X-Cale Thomas[2]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[7]; 5. 15C-Chris Andrews[3]; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[5]; 7. 55B-Jake Swanson[1]; 8. 75-Jerry Dahms[8]

Hercules Tire Qualifying: 1. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 00:12.528[10]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 00:12.597[13]; 3. 26-Zeb Wise, 00:12.606[29]; 4. 5-Byron Reed, 00:12.615[1]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich, 00:12.703[41]; 6. 71M-Caden Englehart, 00:12.743[27]; 7. 09-Craig Mintz, 00:12.743[4]; 8. 101-Cody Maroske, 00:12.745[15]; 9. 70-Scotty Thiel, 00:12.782[30]; 10. 29M-Cole Macedo, 00:12.792[7]; 11. 4-Chris Windom, 00:12.793[8]; 12. 33W-Cap Henry, 00:12.854[18]; 13. 7N-Darin Naida, 00:12.913[5]; 14. 55B-Jake Swanson, 00:12.919[39]; 15. 2L-Logan Forler, 00:12.924[24]; 16. 99-Skylar Gee, 00:12.929[21]; 17. 49X-Cale Thomas, 00:12.941[40]; 18. 2-Ricky Peterson, 00:12.949[32]; 19. 5T-Travis Philo, 00:12.950[14]; 20. 8M-TJ Michael, 00:12.954[26]; 21. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 00:12.976[33]; 22. 97-JJ Hickle, 00:12.978[11]; 23. 15C-Chris Andrews, 00:12.988[37]; 24. 32-Bryce Lucius, 00:12.993[31]; 25. 45-Tim Shaffer, 00:13.014[35]; 26. 55-Michael Kofoid, 00:13.022[34]; 27. 4S-Tyler Street, 00:13.035[17]; 28. 1-Nate Dussel, 00:13.068[2]; 29. 28M-Conner Morrell, 00:13.102[25]; 30. W20-Greg Wilson, 00:13.108[3]; 31. 25-Chris Myers, 00:13.111[9]; 32. 9-Trey Jacobs, 00:13.264[12]; 33. 81-Lee Jacobs, 00:13.275[36]; 34. 29-Sye Lynch, 00:13.303[23]; 35. 3V-Chris Verda, 00:13.310[16]; 36. 5K-Adam Kekich, 00:13.383[20]; 37. 2+-Brian Smith, 00:13.398[22]; 38. 6J-Jonah Aumend, 00:13.403[28]; 39. 22C-Cole Duncan, 00:13.458[6]; 40. 75-Jerry Dahms, 00:14.006[38]; 41. 23-Zeth Sabo, 00:26.306[19]

305 Sprints - Fremont Federal Credit Union


1.10X-Dustin Stroup, 13.611; 2.36-Seth Schneider, 13.745; 3.26-Jamie Miller, 13.754; 4.01-Bryan Sebetto, 13.772; 5.5K-Kasey Jedrzejek, 13.879; 6.61-Tyler Shullick, 13.929; 7.28-Shawn Valenti, 13.963; 8.5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr, 14.001; 9.4X-Bobby Clark, 14.005; 10.5DD-Dustin Dinan, 14.133; 11.10TS-Tyler Schiets, 14.153; 12.4K-Blayne Keckler, 14.172; 13.X15-Kasey Ziebold, 14.174; 14.49I-John Ivy, 14.191; 15.5-Kody Brewer, 14.228; 16.19R-Steve Rando, 14.251; 17.1W-Paul Weaver, 14.290; 18.20i-Kelsey Ivy, 14.302; 19.8-Jim Leaser, 14.320; 20.13-Jeremy Duposki, 14.504; 21.78-Austin Black , 14.651; 22.16-Lee Sommers, 14.715; 23.27D-Steven Dolphine, 15.050; 24.0-Bradley Bateson, 15.088; 25.51M-Haldon Miller, 15.095; 26.98-Dave Hoppes, 15.876; 27.2s-Jackson Sebetto, 15.997; 28.1S-James Saam, 99.999;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 5DD-Dustin Dinan[1] ; 2. 5-Kody Brewer[7] ; 3. 4X-Bobby Clark[2] ; 4. 01-Bryan Sebetto[3] ; 5. 13-Jeremy Duposki[8] ; 6. 4K-Blayne Keckler[6] ; 7. 51M-Haldon Miller[9] ; 8. 36-Seth Schneider[4] ; 9. 10TS-Tyler Schiets[5]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[2] ; 2. X15-Kasey Ziebold[1] ; 3. 28-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 4. 78-Austin Black [6] ; 5. 8-Jim Leaser[5] ; 6. 1S-James Saam[9] ; 7. 27D-Steven Dolphine[8] ; 8. 61-Tyler Shullick[4] ; 9. 16-Lee Sommers[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 49I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 26-Jamie Miller[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[6] ; 4. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[2] ; 5. 10X-Dustin Stroup[4] ; 6. 19R-Steve Rando[5] ; 7. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[7] ; 8. 0-Bradley Bateson[8] ; 9. 2s-Jackson Sebetto[10] ; 10. 98-Dave Hoppes[9]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 2. 61-Tyler Shullick[8] ; 3. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[6] ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[7] ; 5. 4K-Blayne Keckler[1] ; 6. 0-Bradley Bateson[9] ; 7. 1S-James Saam[2] ; 8. 2s-Jackson Sebetto[11] ; 9. 51M-Haldon Miller[4] ; 10. 27D-Steven Dolphine[5]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 01-Bryan Sebetto[3] ; 2. 5-Kody Brewer[1] ; 3. 49I-John Ivy[2] ; 4. 1W-Paul Weaver[11] ; 5. 5Jr-Jimmy McGrath Jr[7] ; 6. 26-Jamie Miller[8] ; 7. 10X-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 8. X15-Kasey Ziebold[4] ; 9. 19R-Steve Rando[16] ; 10. 5DD-Dustin Dinan[6] ; 11. 5K-Kasey Jedrzejek[13] ; 12. 28-Shawn Valenti[10] ; 13. 20i-Kelsey Ivy[18] ; 14. 13-Jeremy Duposki[14] ; 15. 78-Austin Black [12] ; 16. 8-Jim Leaser[15] ; 17. 4K-Blayne Keckler[20] ; 18. 36-Seth Schneider[19] ; 19. 61-Tyler Shullick[17] ; 20. 4X-Bobby Clark[9]

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