WICHITA FALLS, Texas (June 12, 2020) - Improving one position over his Thursday night result at Southern Oklahoma Speedway, ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich nearly swept the entire evening program on Friday night at Monarch Motor Speedway, first earning victories during heat race and dash competition, then capping the Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires showcase by leading all 30 circuits during the evening’s main event and scoring $5,000 in the process. For Dietrich, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory was his first of the season, simultaneously increasing his career All Star win total to 12.
“My goal coming down here was to win at least one of these races. We were pretty close last night, so to get it done here tonight is pretty awesome,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market’/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “It has been a pretty demanding week. Getting a win with the All Stars makes the work and the heat totally worth it. Hopefully we get to come back to this place and do it again next year.”
Earning the pole position by way of dash win, Danny Dietrich’s route to Monarch Motor Speedway victory lane was relatively unchallenged, first dealing with a pair of opening lap stoppages before the race could officially commence.
Immediately choosing the cushion over the bottom groove, Dietrich jumped to the early advantage, keeping fellow front row starter Cory Eliason at bay as the duo raced beyond the flagstand to complete the opening lap.
Continuing to zing the top of the speedway, Dietrich and Eliason met traffic for the first time on lap 12, thus allowing Eliason to close the gap on Dietrich ever so slightly. Traffic continued to be a factor over the next several circuits, ultimately intensifying with cars stacked two and three wide by lap 21. Although Dietrich did his best to lose Eliason among the slower cars, the driver of the Rudeen Racing entry held on and kept pace with the Gettysburg-native, driving himself within a few car lengths of Dietrich’s back bumper.
Eventually finding his way back to clean air, Dietrich quickly picked up the pace and sailed home, increasing his lead to just shy of three seconds by the time the final checkers waved.
Besides the pair of red flag incidents on the opening lap, the first for Premier Motorsports’ Justin Peck and the second for a multi-car pileup on the front straightaway, the evening’s 30-lapper would go on to be caution free.
“I just want to thank my car owner, Gary Kauffman, for allowing this trip to happen. There are a lot of great people who support this race team and we wouldn’t be in this position without them,” Dietrich continued. “We still have two nights to go, so hopefully we can do this again and give our fans back home something to be even more proud of.”
Cory Eliason would finish second at Monarch Motor Speedway, followed by Southern Oklahoma winner Brock Zearfoss, Roger Crockett, and Dominic Scelzi.
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires with a visit to Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on Saturday, June 13. Time trials are set to hit the speedway at 7:30 p.m, followed by racing at 8 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the All Star visit to Lonestar Speedway should visit the facility online at www.lonestarspeedway.com.
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Contingency Awards/Results: Monarch Motor Speedway - June 12, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Scott Bogucki - 11.777
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.281
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Danny Dietrich
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Josh Baughman
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Skylar Gee
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash Winner: Danny Dietrich
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Danny Dietrich
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Skylar Gee (+12)
1.87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.281; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 11.596; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki, 11.606; 4. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.624; 5. 11-Zeb Wise, 11.636; 6. 11X-John Carney, 11.673; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 11.673; 8. 17-Josh Baughman, 11.685; 9. 1X-Jake Bubak, 11.705; 10. 11c-Roger Crockett, 11.708; 11. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.728; 12. 99-Skylar Gee, 11.806; 13. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 11.824; 14. 16A-Justin Sanders, 11.832; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.887; 16. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.931; 17. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.990; 18. 23B-Brian Bell, 12.041; 19. 9$-Kyle Clark, 12.124; 20. 4-Danny Smith, 12.484; 21. 70-Justin Peck, ---;
Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 2. 11C-Roger Crockett ; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel ; 4. 26-Cory Eliason ; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. ; 6. 9$-Kyle Clark ; 7. 14-Tony Stewart 
Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 17-Josh Baughman ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson ; 3. 16A-Justin Sanders ; 4. 11-Zeb Wise ; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss ; 6. 13-Paul McMahan ; 7. 4-Danny Smith 
Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 99-Skylar Gee ; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi ; 3. 11X-John Carney ; 4. 23B-Brian Bell ; 5. 70-Justin Peck ; 6. 28-Scott Bogucki ; 7. 1X-Jake Bubak 
Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 2. 26-Cory Eliason ; 3. 99-Skylar Gee ; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel ; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss ; 6. 28-Scott Bogucki ; 7. 17-Josh Baughman ; 8. 11-Zeb Wise 
A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 2. 26-Cory Eliason ; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss ; 4. 11C-Roger Crockett ; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi ; 6. 11-Zeb Wise ; 7. 23B-Brian Bell ; 8. 14-Tony Stewart ; 9. 99-Skylar Gee ; 10. 13-Paul McMahan ; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel ; 12. W20-Greg Wilson ; 13. 11X-John Carney ; 14. 16A-Justin Sanders ; 15. 17-Josh Baughman ; 16. 4-Danny Smith ; 17. 1X-Jake Bubak ; 18. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. ; 19. 70-Justin Peck ; 20. 9$-Kyle Clark  Lap Leaders: Danny Dietrich (1-30)
2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of June 12, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1298
2. Cory Eliason - 1284
3. Danny Dietrich - 1282
4. Brock Zearfoss - 1264
5. Zeb Wise - 1244
6. Paul McMahan - 1210
7. Justin Peck - 1176
8. Tony Stewart - 1170
9. Greg Wilson -1154
10. Skylar Gee - 1150
2020 Thunder Through The Plains Driver Standings: (As of June 12, 2020)
1. Cory Eliason - 1036
2. Danny Dietrich - 1012
3. Aaron Reutzel - 1002
4. Zeb Wise - 984
5. Brock Zearfoss - 984
6. Dominic Scelzi - 970
7. Paul McMahan - 942
8. Greg Wilson - 940
9. Justin Peck - 936
10. Skylar Gee - 932
2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
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All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.
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