Monday, June 25, 2018
Danny Dietrich earns podium at Sharon during Ohio Sprint Speedweek; PA Sprint Speedweek next
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (June 25, 2018) – Making his annual trek to the Buckeye State for Ohio Sprint Speedweek, Danny Dietrich ended his recent stretch of All Star Circuit of Champions competition with three top-ten finishes in six event starts, one of which inside the top-five. The Gettysburg native joined Tony Stewart’s All Stars at Attica Raceway Park, Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, and Atomic Speedway on June 15-20, highlighting the six-race schedule with a third place run at Sharon Speedway on Tuesday, June 19.
Dietrich’s podium run was amongst some good company, finishing just behind driving phenom Kyle Larson and rising NASCAR star Christopher Bell out of the 52 entries on hand for action.
In addition to his third place performance at Sharon, Dietrich finished ninth at Eldora Speedway during night two of Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Saturday, June 16, followed by a charge from 15th to finish seventh at Wayne County Speedway on Monday, June 18.
Unfortunately for the Gary Kauffman Racing entry, a mishap during B-main action at Atomic Speedway cut off Dietrich’s momentum supply; getting upside-down and failing to transfer into the evening’s main event. As the result, instead of sticking around to finish Ohio Sprint Speedweek, Dietrich returned home to Central Pennsylvania to enter events at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 22 & 23. Becoming an ongoing trend, Mother Nature stepped-in and interfered with both programs.
“It’s fun to have the opportunity to visit Ohio and race at tracks we don’t normally get to race at,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell’s Whitetails/Hickory Run Orchards/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “The fans in Ohio are fantastic and the little ovals are a lot of fun. Hopefully we can transfer some of our momentum built from Ohio Speedweek into PA Speedweek.”
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2018 campaign with Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek; ten races in ten days stretched from Friday, June 29, until Sunday, July 8. The 2018 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek schedule is comprised of seven tracks including Lincoln Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway, Grandview Speedway, Path Valley Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway, and Port Royal Speedway. Action will ignite on Friday night, June 29, with a $5,000-to-win program at Williams Grove Speedway. Each PA Sprint Speedweek event will award a minimum of $5,000.
Danny Dietrich is the 2016 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek champion. “Double-D” will enter the 2018 edition with five wins on the season.
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, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, 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.
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.
2018 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: (thru June 25, 2018)
2018 Highlights: Earned three top-ten finishes against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 during trip to Florida in early February, all highlighted with a seventh place finish at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park. Earned win at Lincoln Speedway on 3/10 worth $3,500. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway during Sprint Spring Championship ($5,000). Earned pair of seventh place finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on April 6-7. Picked up second win of 2018 at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 8. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 13. Finished eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 20. Earned third victory of season on Saturday, April 21, at Lincoln Speedway. Rallied from 12th to finish sixth during Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 28. Finished fifth during World Championship preliminary feature on Friday, April 27. Earned runner-up performance at Williams Grove Speedway on May 4. Earned fourth win of season on Saturday, May 5, at Port Royal Speedway. Finished second during WoO Tuneup at Williams Grove Speedway on May 11. Finished sixth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale ($10,000-to-win) at Port Royal Speedway. Earned first Williams Grove Speedway victory of the season on Friday, June 1. Earned four consecutive top-ten finishes from June 7-10, three of which during All Star Circuit of Champions competition in New York. Highlighted Ohio Sprint Speedweek with three top-ten finishes, one being a third place finish at Sharon Speedway on June 19.
2018 Wins: 5 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)