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Tire trouble during National Open finale costs Dietrich top-ten; Nittany Showdown ahead

October 5th, 2020

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (October 5, 2020) – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich was well on his way to a top-ten performance on Saturday evening during Williams Grove Speedway’s National Open finale when a sliced right-rear tire ended all of his forward progress. 

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 Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, No. 48 sprint car, started 14th on the 40-lap, $75,000-to-win A-Main grid and drove himself to eighth with only nine laps recorded. Unfortunately, a cut tire during an ensuing double-file restart forced “Double-D” to retire to the work area. The former Williams Grove Speedway champion would return and recover to finish 18th.

A fourth-place finish during his respective heat solidified Dietrich’s spot on the National Open grid; there were over 50 cars in attendance.

“It’s disappointing, but nothing we can do about it now. We’ll regroup this week and prepare for two nights at Port Royal,” Danny Dietrich said, a 12-time feature winner in 2020. “I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work to get ready for these big races. I also want to thank the fans for coming out to support these events. We’re very fortunate to have the opportunity to race in front of such a dedicated group of fans. We enjoy every bit of it.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will rejoin the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Friday and Saturday, October 9-10, during the two-day Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway. Certainly no stranger to victory lane at the “Speed Palace,” having earned four feature victories over the last three seasons, “Double-D” will chase a total winner’s share equaling $23,000 during the coming weekend; $8,000 on Friday and $15,000 on Saturday. 

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: 31
Top-10s: 46
Wins: 12

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: 12 (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) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5)

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 the 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. Earned three consecutive podium finishes at Williams Grove, Lincoln and BAPS Motor Speedway on August 21-23. Won at Lincoln Speedway on August 22 for ninth win of the season. Won All Star Thunder Cup at Grandview Speedway on August 27. Finished sixth during Lincoln’s Kramer Klash on August 29. Finished second during Bedford Speedway All Star main event on August 30. Swept Bob Leiby Memorial twin features at Lincoln Speedway on September 5. Earned Labor Day weekend top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway; eighth, fifth, and sixth, respectively. Finished ninth during Night Before the Tuscarora 50 on Friday, September 11. Finished second during BAPS Motor Speedway visit on Thursday, September 17. Finished seventh against All Stars at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 18. Finished ninth and sixth during starts at Williams Grove Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway on September 25-26.

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