Blaney claims All Star win at Waynesfield

First Posted: 6/24/2014

WAYNESFIELD — Dale Blaney took advantage of other drivers’ miscues and bad luck Sunday to earn his 101st University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win on night two of the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek at Waynesfield Raceway Park.

The 40-lap feature was filled with excitement, drama and plenty of racing mishaps.

Early on, Danny Dietrich seemed headed to his first ever Ohio Speedweek win. But then Byron Reed looked like he would steal the victory. When a lapped car spun in front of Reed it ended his chances and gave Dietrich another shot. But then late in the race Blaney began to pressure Dietrich who would spin with six laps to go while trying to fend off Blaney and get around lapped cars.

Blaney pulled away the final handful of laps for his second UNOH All Star triumph of the year.

“Battle of survival I guess,” Blaney said. “Byron and Danny had a really good race going on there and I was just watching it. I knew when we got to traffic I’d probably be a little bit better. Out in the open I really wasn’t that great. I feel bad for Byron. He got the lead and was rolling good and got caught up.”

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