Dietrich Racing News

Danny Dietrich plans to visit the Speed Palace for Dream Race, Weedsport with World of Outlaws

July 23rd, 2018

Danny Dietrich during action at Lincoln Speedway – Foto Bomb Productions

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (July 23, 2018) – Danny Dietrich nearly made history again on Thursday night during his visit to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway, but unfortunately lapped traffic got the best of the Gettysburg native, forcing the nine-time Central Pennsylvania winner in 2018 to retire from main event competition early.

Dietrich joined the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Lincoln Speedway for the annual Gettysburg Clash on Thursday night. During preliminary competition, “Double-D” won his heat race and finished seventh in the evening’s dash, ultimately setting up his inside-fourth row starting position.

Charging toward the front in a hurry, Dietrich found himself in a battle for second with Freddie Rahmer. While attempting to slide by the familiar No. 51 for the runner-up spot, Dietrich was forced to check-up to avoid making contact with a slower car, eventually spinning and coming to a rest at the exit of turn four. With nowhere to go, Brad Sweet drove into Dietrich causing significant damage to each car. Both drivers walked away unharmed. Dietrich was scored 26th at the finish.

Dietrich returned to World of Outlaws competition the following night at Williams Grove Speedway and finished 13th during the Summer Nationals preliminary/Morgan Cup program. A fifth place finish during heat race action secured his row seven starting spot.

“When you get into traffic like that, you have to be a little more careful than usual. Those things happen. Unfortunately, that cost us a win, possibly, or at the very least a podium finish. I was really comfortable,” Danny Dietrich explained, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell’s Whitetails/Hickory Run Orchards/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “I have a great group of guys who worked their butts off to get us back to being race-ready for Friday. We have a lot of racing during the next few weeks. No sense in being distracted over what could have been.”

Danny Dietrich will continue his 2018 campaign with a pair of starts during the upcoming weekend, set to join the field at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” for the annual Living Legends Dream Race on Saturday night, July 28. The high profile program will award a $10,000 top prize.

On Sunday, July 29, Dietrich will make the trip north and join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series yet again, this time at the state-of-the-art Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y.

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:
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STATS:

2018 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: (thru July 23, 2018)
Top-5s: 23
Top-10s: 35
Wins: 9

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. Earned first Williams Grove Speedway victory of the season on Friday, June 1. Earned four consecutive top-ten finishes from June 7-10, three of which during All Star Circuit of Champions competition in New York. Highlighted Ohio Sprint Speedweek with three top-ten finishes, one being a third place finish at Sharon Speedway on June 19. Earned three victories during PA Sprint Speedweek; two at Lincoln Speedway and one at Port Royal Speedway. Earned a combined seven top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek. Earned ninth victory of season from 11th during Lincoln Speedway make-up feature on Saturday, July 14.

2018 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

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