Dietrich Racing News

Danny Dietrich aims for $25,000 in the Pigeon Hills

October 1st, 2018

Danny Dietrich during prior start – High Groove Dizzle

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (October 1, 2018) – Despite a tough two days at Williams Grove Speedway during National Open weekend, ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich has plenty to look forward to as the Gettysburg native is set to tackle three main events in two days, one of which worth $25,000.

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, will make routine visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway during his upcoming weekend campaign, first kicking things off with a double feature program at The Grove on Friday night, October 5. One of the double features will be the Al Hamilton Tribute make-up main event, halted by rain during its original date, which will award a top prize equaling $5,077.

Capping off his upcoming weekend in a big way, Dietrich will join the best-of-the-best of Central Pennsylvania for the fifth installment of the annual Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, October 6. Although nearly unstoppable at the Abbottstown oval, Dietrich has yet to earn a Dirt Classic victory over the course of his career. Despite the fact, Dietrich but will enter the weekend as a sure-fire favorite on the strength of ten feature wins in 2018, five of which in the Pigeon Hills.

The $25,000-to-win blockbuster was originally slated to take shape on Saturday, September 22, but was later moved to honor the late, great Greg Hodnett.

“This is one we’ve had circled for a long time. I’m excited to get back to Lincoln. We’ve been strong there this year. We’ll treat the Dirt Classic like any other race and go there with the intent to win,” Dietrich explained, “The last few weeks haven’t been the best for us, mentally or results-wise. Our goal is to keep our heads on straight and do what we have to do to get through the season. I think the last week or so has been hard on everyone.”

Looking back, Danny Dietrich will enter his three-feature/two-day campaign with a National Open start under his belt, highlighting the World of Outlaws invasion of Williams Grove Speedway with an 18th place finish during the two-day preliminary on Friday, September 28. Impressive enough, Dietrich was forced to perform ‘alphabet soup’ to earn his way into the 27-lap program, advancing through the C-main and ultimately the Last Chance Showdown (LCS) to qualify for the the big dance. ‘Double-D’ won the C-main before rallying from 13th to sixth during the 12-lap LCS.

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 October 1, 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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