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Danny Dietrich qualifies for Capitani Classic main event; PA triple next

August 17th, 2020

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By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (August 17, 2020) – Despite a tough start to his One and Only/Capitani Classic outing at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich persevered in a big way on Saturday night and earned his way into the 30-lap, $50,000-to-win Capitani Classic finale, eventually ending the evening 15th in the running order after starting 22nd. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native secured his place on the Capitani Classic starting grid by way of second-place finish during evening’s B-Main. 

Danny Dietrich, an eight-time feature winner in 2020, kicked-off his weekend at the Sprint Car Capital of the World with fifth and 11th-place finishes, respectively, during B-Main action on Thursday and Friday, August 13-14.

“Overall, those weren’t the results we were after, but to end the weekend on a high night says a lot about our team. The guys worked hard and never gave up. Knoxville can be pretty unforgiving, especially against a group like we raced against. You can’t make any mistakes,” Danny Dietrich said, 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 Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, No. 48 sprint car. “We have another big weekend ahead of us. We’ll do what we can to earn a few more wins in Pennsylvania.” 

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2020 campaign with a Central Pennsylvania triple this Friday through Sunday, August 21-23. The team plans to visit Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway, respectively. 

Certainly no stranger to competition in Pennsylvania Posse Country, Dietrich owns seven victories in the Keystone State this season including four at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway. Dietrich’s career win mark at Lincoln now sits at 50.

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 Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, El Vista Orchards, Start 2 Finish Complete Property Maintenance, Bollinger Construction, and Blud Lubricants.

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:

2020 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 22
Top-10s: 30
Wins: 8

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 Wins: 15 (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) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)

2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 8 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8)

2020 Highlights: Finished tenth against All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on February 6. Won Lincoln Speedway’s $4,000 Icebreaker on February 22. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, March 15. Finished 12th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway (48 cars) on Friday, May 8. Finished third with All Stars during first-ever visit to Park Jefferson on May 30th. Earned first All Star victory of season during Monarch Motor Speedway visit on June 12. Earned four top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains campaign. Raced from 17th to third during Lincoln Speedway feature on June 20. Capped PA Sprint Speedweek with wins at Lincoln Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway. Earned four top-five finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek. Finished seventh at Williams Grove Speedway on July 10. Rallied to fifth with All Stars during Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway on July 11. Finished seventh with All Stars during Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops event on July 12. Finished seventh during Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 17. Finished fourth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, July 19. Swept weekend on July 31-August 2; Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and Trail-Way Speedway, respectively. Won Hank Gentzler Memorial at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 8. Qualified for $50,000-to-win Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway.

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