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Danny Dietrich captures third Central PA Sprint Cars Series point championship in four years

November 16th, 2020

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By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (November 16, 2020) – Despite closing out his 2020 campaign with a frustrating “DNF” during Sprint Showdown competition at BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 14, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich still managed to secure his third Central PA Sprint Cars Series championship in four years, edging fellow Posse hotshot, Anthony Macri, by seven markers in the final tally. 

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, captured 12 point-earning victories during the 2020 Series chase, most recently finding the top spot during Lincoln Speedway’s season finale on October 17. The finale was one of eight triumphs in the Pigeon Hills, all of which kicked-off with the Icebreaker on February 22.

In addition to his eight victories at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway, Dietrich attained Central Pennsylvania wins at Williams Grove Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway, Trail-Way Speedway, and Grandview Speedway. Dietrich’s Grandview win, forced to out-duel now three-time All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, in a final lap shootout, was accomplished during All Star Circuit of Champions competition, claiming $5,000 in the process. 

In fact, Dietrich earned two All Star victories in 2020 with the first occurring at Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Friday, June 12. Although not accumulating points toward the Central PA championship, the Lone Star State win does bump Dietrich’s overall win count to 13 in 2020. 

“It’s pretty tough to be disappointed about a 13-win season and another Central PA title, but I think we all wanted a little bit more. The guys bust their butts all year long. They deserved a few more marks in the win column,” Dietrich said. “I just want to thank all of my partners for sticking through the craziness that 2020 brought. It was a weird year, especially the beginning, but once the season started to finally get rolling, we were able to put a nice schedule together and race for a lot of big purses. I want to thank all of the fans, too. If it wasn’t for them, especially in 2020, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. They saved our season, and for that, I’m extremely thankful.”

News and notes pertaining to Danny Dietrich’s 2021 season will be posted in the coming weeks. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online, as well as on all of the available social media outlets. 

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: 33
Top-10s: 48
Wins: 13

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: 13 (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) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship 

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. Finished second during Port Royal Speedway’s Nittany Showdown opener featuring the World of Outlaws on Friday, October 9. Won 2020 Lincoln Speedway season finale worth $4,000 on Saturday, October 17. Captured the 2020 Central PA Sprints Championship.

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