Dietrich Racing News

Danny Dietrich earns top-ten during Weikert Memorial finale

May 29th, 2018

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (May 29, 2018) – Although beginning below expectations, Danny Dietrich’s Memorial Day weekend campaign ended on a high note, not only securing another mark in the top-ten column, his 18th of the season, but doing so during the annual Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway, all while flying the familiar Weikert colors and number.

Dietrich, who piloted the Weikert’s Livestock Inc./No. 29 sprint car during the two-day Weikert Memorial program at the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” finished sixth during the $10,000-to-win weekend finale on Sunday evening, an impressive rebound after being scored 20th during preliminary competition on Saturday as the result of his involvement in an on-track incident.

The Gettysburg, Pa., native activated his weekend with the Walt Dyer Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 25. Dietrich was scored 14th after starting on the outside of row eight.

“The weekend didn’t start out too well, but we were able to end the weekend inside the top-ten. We’re happy with that,” Danny Dietrich explained, a four-time winner thus far this season in Central Pennsylvania. “It was an honor to driver the Weikert’s Livestock No. 29 again. I’m fortunate enough to have Weikert as a major partner with Gary Kauffman Racing, so anytime I get an opportunity to slap the No. 29 on the wing, I’m going to do it.”

Danny Dietrich will continue his 2018 campaign with a trio of starts during the first weekend of June. Although his schedule for Saturday and Sunday, June 2 & 3, sits sturdy, planning to visit Lincoln Speedway and Bedford Speedway, respectively, his itinerary for Friday, June 1, has yet to be determined. One option is to travel west and race head-to-head with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 for a $5,000 top prize at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania.

Sunday’s Bedford Speedway start will also feature Tony Stewart’s All Stars. A decision regarding Friday will be made later in the week.

SPECIAL THANKS:
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/. Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track.

STATS:

2018 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: (thru May 29, 2018)

Top-5s: 9

Top-10s: 18

Wins: 4


2018 Highlights: Earned three top-ten finishes against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 during trip to Florida in early February, all highlighted with a seventh place finish at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park. Earned win at Lincoln Speedway on 3/10 worth $3,500. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway during Sprint Spring Championship ($5,000). Earned pair of seventh place finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on April 6-7. Picked up second win of 2018 at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 8. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 13. Finished eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 20. Earned third victory of season on Saturday, April 21, at Lincoln Speedway. Rallied from 12th to finish sixth during Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 28. Finished fifth during World Championship preliminary feature on Friday, April 27. Earned runner-up performance at Williams Grove Speedway on May 4. Earned fourth win of season on Saturday, May 5, at Port Royal Speedway. Finished second during WoO Tuneup at Williams Grove Speedway on May 11. Finished sixth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale ($10,000-to-win) at Port Royal Speedway.

2018 Wins: 4 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5)

 

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