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Danny Dietrich makes ten hour tow from Knoxville to Mansfield to earn podium finish during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals

August 13th, 2018

Danny Dietrich during action at Mansfield – Jason Brown Motorsports Photography

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (August 13, 2018) – A less than satisfying performance during Knoxville Nationals preliminary competition allowed “Double-D” Danny Dietrich so make the easy decision to travel east and compete at Mansfield Motor Speedway.

Dietrich, who was scheduled to start 19th in the Knoxville Nationals C-main on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway, decided to bypass any competition and make the overnight trek east to Mansfield, Ohio. The decision proved to be worth the effort, ultimately earning a podium finish during the $20,000-to-win Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at the state-of-the-art facility.

Danny Dietrich’s Knoxville Nationals campaign ended with two B-main starts, missing transfer positions during each attempt.

“It wasn’t the intent from the start, obviously, but it made more sense to us than sticking around to race the C-main,” 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. “Our chances of transferring out of the C-main were pretty slim to none, so why not start the journey home early and race on the way. It ended up being a great decision. I’m happy with how things ended. I’m proud of this team. I made some mistakes during the Nationals that hurt any chances of us making the big show. At least our decision to head home and race ended on a high note.”

Danny Dietrich finished third during his visit to Mansfield Motor Speedway, qualifying for main event competition by winning his respective heat race after starting fourth. The Gettysburg, Pa., native earned the fourth-fastest time out of 30 entrants during qualifying time trials.

Up next on the schedule, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will enter a Central Pennsylvania triple-header on Friday through Sunday, August 17-19, anxious to revisit Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, respectively, each before a Sunday night appearance at Trail-Way Speedway for the Third Annual Armin Hostetter Memorial. “Double-D” will enter the weekend with nine victories on the season, five of which at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway.

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 August 13, 2018)
Top-5s: 25
Top-10s: 37
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. Finished second during Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race ($10,000) on Saturday, July 28. Finished third during Mansfield’s Great Lakes Dirt Nationals on August 11.

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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