Dietrich Racing News

Dietrich highlights weekend with runner-up finish during Port Royal’s Dream Race, Qualifies for Knoxville’s Capitani Classic

August 5th, 2019

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By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (August 5, 2019) – Despite kicking-off the weekend in Central Pennsylvania, but concluding his three-race campaign 14 hours from home in Knoxville, Iowa, ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich put together a string of sound performances during the last four days including a runner-up performance during Port Royal Speedway’s $10,000-to-win Living Legends Dream Race on Saturday, August 3. 

The Gettysburg-native started seventh on the Dream grid, charging ahead for his 35th top-five finish of the 2019 season.

Impressive enough, following his Dream Race outing, Dietrich, 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, made the 14-hour tow west to Knoxville Raceway for the annual Capitani Classic on Sunday, August 4. The hectic and tiring travel proved to be well worth the effort for the former Knoxville Nationals A-main starter, ultimately qualifying for Capitani Classic main event competition amongst 76 other competitors. ‘Double-D’ went on to finish 21st, earning his way into the ‘big show’ by finishing third during his respective heat race.

“It wasn’t a bad weekend for our team. I’m glad we were able to get to Knoxville in time for the Capitani Classic. That race is a perfect opportunity for us to test and tune for the Nationals,” Danny Dietrich explained, a 12-time winner in 2019 which includes victories against the All Stars and Outlaws. “I can’t thank Gary Kauffman and my entire team enough for this opportunity. Hopefully we can put together a few good days out here and get in that A-main on Saturday.”

Unfortunately, Dietrich was forced to settle with a ‘DNF’ during Williams Grove Speedway’s Billy Kimmel Memorial on Friday, August 2.

Up next on the schedule, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will return to the Sprint Car Capital of the World for the coveted Knoxville Nationals, launching officially on Wednesday, August 7. The four-day program will be headlined with a $150,000-to-win A-main on Saturday, August 10.

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: 35

Top-10s: 42

Wins: 12

2019 Wins: 12 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19)

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. Earned victory number two during action at Williams Grove Speedway on March 29. Climbed from dead last to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 30. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Earned season win number three at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished second during All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Virginia Motor Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Thursday and Saturday, April 11 & 13, respectively. Charged from eighth to win at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20; fourth victory of the season and fourth different track. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 27. Earned podium finishes at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 11; second during Outlaw tune-up and third during make-up event from Saturday, May 4. Scored back-to-back podium finishes during World of Outlaws competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18. Won World of Outlaws main event at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway on May 21. Finished second during Lynn Paxton Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on May 24. Won Bob Weikert Memorial opener at Port Royal Speedway on May 25. Finished second during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Won seventh main event of 2019 with last corner pass at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 31. During four-day stretch, scored five top-ten finishes including All Star victory at Weedsports Speedway on Sunday, June 9; finished seventh at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, June 6, second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 7, sixth and second, respectively, during Twin 20s action at Port Royal on June 8. Won at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Won at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 21. Finished second during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, June 22. Ended PA Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes, third in final Speedweek standings. Earned three consecutive podium finishes on July 12-14; third at Williams Grove Speedway, All Star Circuit of Champions win at Orange County Fair Speedway, and third place finish at Lebanon Valley Speedway, also with All Star Circuit of Champions. Scored 12th win of the season during Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on July 19. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway during World of Outlaws Summer Nationals; fifth and seventh, respectively. Finished second during Port Royal Speedway’s Dream Race. Qualified for Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway [77 cars entered].

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