YORK HAVEN, Pa. (Sept. 22, 2016) – Dave Blaney and the Motter Equipment Mohawk Northeast Beltline Body Shop team made their third Dirt Classic start this year at Susquehanna Speedway in “central Posse Pennsylvania”.
There were 30 cars on property vying for starting spots in the A Main through three heat races. Blaney started on the outside of the front row of the third heat and led the first eight laps while a heated battle between Greg Hodnett and Brian Montieth brewed behind him. Then the caution slowed racing activity. When racing resumed, Hodnett was able to pass Blaney for the win. The Buckeye Bullet was second, earning a spot in the dash and the A Main.
Eight drivers took the green in the dash, with Blaney in the final starting spot and finishing in the eighth position.
In the feature event through stops and starts and flips and spins, with thankfully no drivers injured, Blaney delivered a fifth place finish. Fifth-place starter Danny Dietrich made a last lap pass to get by Aaron Ott for the victory. Ott bobbled on the last lap and Dietrich took advantage of the opportunity.
Blaney and the Motter team will hit the dirt tomorrow night (Friday) at Williams Grove for the World of Outlaws National Open Tune up.
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