Dietrich Racing News

OUTLAWS BRING A CLOSE RUNNER-UP AND A LOT OF PASSING!

July 20th, 2014
by Brad Vores
The GKR Team had a busy week with the World of Outlaws beginning Tuesday in the Don Martin Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway.
Danny would finish 15th in the first of two 30 lap features.
With the lead lap cars inverted for race two, Danny led the first 10 laps before yielding the top spot and eventually finished in the runner-up spot.
The Outlaws were back at Lincoln Speedway Thursday night as Danny missed the heat race inversion by one spot. He qualified via his heat and then started 17th in the A-Main. He would do what he does best in the Pigeon Hills-pass cars- driving to fifth at the checkered flag.
Timing 30th in Friday night’s Summer Nationals prelim at Williams Grove, Danny was never able to rebound and failed to qualify for the feature event.
Obviously frustrated with the week, DD and company rolled out the Weikert Livestock 29 car for Saturday night action at Williams Grove. But it started bad again, timing 41st out of 44 cars. But Danny was up on the wheel the remainder of the night, blasting from 11th to transfer in his heat race. Then, waiting out a three hour rain delay, Danny started dead last (24th) in the Summer Nationals and turned in an impressive run up to the ninth spot at the checkered flag on the fast and tacky speedway.

KINGS ROYAL DISAPPOINTMENT

July 14th, 2014
by Brad Vores
It was another weekend on the road for Danny and the Gary Kauffman owned racing team as they hit the Buckeye State for some Kings Royal action at Eldora Speedway.
Unfortunately some motor issues hindered the team all weekend, resulting in two DNQ’s for the 48 car in Ohio.

PA SPEEDWEEK OPENER GOES TO GKR!

June 29th, 2014
By Brad Vores
Danny made the trek back from Ohio to kick off the Annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek Friday night at Williams Grove.
With an eight car invert from time trials for the 25-lap feature, Danny would start from the pole but settled into the second spot until lap 14 when he took command of the event.  Danny then had to fend off serious late race challenges from Brian Montieth before scoring the win worth $5,000 and his second win of the season at Williams Grove.
It was onto Lincoln Speedway for Saturday night’s Kevin Gobrecht Memorial PA Speedweek event. Like many of the top drivers, Danny had a poor qualifying lap which resulted in a 17th starting spot for the 30-lap feature.
Danny was hoping to put on a show like he usually does in the Pigeon Hills, but unfortunately he was a victim of another competitors spin in the early laps which would result in a 24th place finish.
Sunday night, Speedweek was back at Path Valley Speedway under Fred Rahmer Promotions. Danny didn’t time trial well but made a super charge to win his heat race from the third row and then took advantage of an eight car invert for the feature. He would lead some laps before eventually fading to fourth at the checkered flag.
Following an off night on Monday, Speedweek hit Grandview Speedway on Tuesday night where Danny would challenge for the lead during most of the 35-lap feature before eventually finishing third.
Wednesday night, DD and GKR headed for Hagerstown Speedway where a heat race issue forced the team to scramble to make it into the B. Danny won the B-Main, then started 18th in the 30-lap feature. He would put on a brilliant display of passing on a lightening fast track finishing fifth at the checkered flag.
Danny was looking to back up his opening night win at Williams Grove in the Mitch Smith Memorial on Friday but was only able to muster a 12th place finish.
Danny turned in a nice effort Saturday at Port Royal, driving from 23rd starting spot to finish ninth at the checkered flag.
DD and company ended Speedweek with a disappointing 15th place run Sunday night at Selinsgrove Speedway after an early race flat tire.
There won’t be much rest for the GKR team as they prepare to head back to Ohio for this weekend’s Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway.