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Dietrich puts on impressive display at Lernerville; Williams Grove National Open ahead

September 24th, 2018

Danny Dietrich in action at Lernerville Speedway – Rick Rarer Photo Credit

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (September 24, 2018) – Danny Dietrich’s last minute decision to travel west to Lernerville Speedway proved to be worth every mile on Saturday evening, ending his Commonwealth Clash campaign just outside the top-five after an impressive charge from the outside of row seven. For his efforts, Dietrich earned the evening’s KSE Hard Charger Award.

Dietrich, 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, charged to sixth on Saturday night against the Greatest Show On Dirt, forced to start 14th on the grid after finishing fourth during his respective heat race. It was Dietrich’s first top-ten finish of the 2018 season against the World of Outlaws, a statistic that he intends to triple during the upcoming weekend.

“It was a fun night at Lernerville Speedway. It wasn’t on our radar, but we decided to head that way and give it a shot. I usually get around Lernerville Speedway pretty well. It all worked out,” Danny Dietrich said, a ten-time winner in Central Pennsylvania this season. “We have a lot on our minds heading into National Open weekend. We are going to try and win one for Greg [Hodnett]. He has been on our minds all week, as well as his family and Heffner Racing.”

Although an impressive rally against the World of Outlaws, Dietrich technically kicked-off his weekend with a victory at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, September 20; declared the winner with just two circuits remaining.

Danny Dietrich’s 2018 campaign will continue Friday and Saturday, September 28 & 29, with the Williams Grove Speedway National Open. The annual blockbuster will feature two, full World of Outlaws programs which will award a total winner’s share equaling $66,000; $10,000 on Friday followed by a $56,000-to-win finale on Saturday. Dietrich finished 18th during the 2017 National Open.

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.

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2018 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: (thru September 24, 2018)
Top-5s: 28
Top-10s: 45
Wins: 10

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. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway during non-stop 25-lap feature on August 18. Finished sixth against All Stars at Grandview Speedway during Thunder Cup on August 23. Hard charged from 21st to finish ninth against All Stars at BAPS Motor Speedway on August 26. Finished third during Juniata County Fair opener at Port Royal Speedway. Charged from 14th to 4th during Labor Day Classic at Port Royal Speedway. Finished ninth against All Stars during Selinsgrove Speedway’s National Open. Charged from 14th to sixth during Lernerville’s Commonwealth Clash (WoO) on September 22. Declared winner at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, September 20.

2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)

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