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Danny Dietrich scores first win of 2019 during visit to the Pigeon Hills

March 18th, 2019

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By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (March 18, 2019) – For the first time in 2019, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing are main event winners in Central Pennsylvania. The victory, a third consecutive podium finish for ‘Double-D’ in the Keystone State, was worth $3,500.

Although the nearby-Gettysburg native started from the pole position, it was not an easy victory, as the former Lincoln Speedway track champion lost command to Anthony Macri during the early stages of the main event. Although Macri was seemingly in control, Dietrich tracked him down in a hurry, actually battling back within a car length with just three laps remaining.

As the top two entered turn one on the final circuit, Dietrich dived to the bottom of the speedway, desperately attempting to slide in front of Macri as the pair exited turn two. The move worked perfectly, sealing the deal by blocking the cushion at the entrance of turn three.

“That was fun. I wasn’t sure if we were going to get [Macri], but I knew if we stayed patient, things would work out. I’ve been in that situation before. Sometimes it’s better to be in the second spot during the closing laps,” Danny Dietrich explained, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “I can’t thank my guys enough for all of their hard work. We’ll try to do it again next weekend.”

Danny Dietrich capped off his recent weekend with the Williams Grove Speedway season opener on Sunday afternoon, March 17. Nearly attaining the weekend sweep, Dietrich was a close second at The Grove, finishing just behind Lucas Wolfe after starting ninth on the grid. Actually, Dietrich caught a break early after Steve Buckwalter failed to take the green; Dietrich moved ahead one row to start seventh.

Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2019 campaign with an upcoming weekend schedule much like the last; visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, March 22 & 23, respectively.

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, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, 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 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)

2019 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 3
Top-10s: 3
Wins: 1

2019 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16)

2019 Highlights: Finished third during Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on March 10. Earned victory at Lincoln Speedway on March 16, runner-up finish at Williams Grove Speedway on March 17.

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