Monday, July 09, 2018
Dietrich ends PA Speedweek with three victories, second in championship standings
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (July 9, 2018) – Danny Dietrich’s 2018 PA Sprint Speedweek campaign was just two points shy of perfect, nearly winning the overall championship but settling for second just behind Greg Hodnett. The Gettysburg native entered all ten of the Speedweek programs contested between June 29 and July 8, winning three in the process for a total winner’s share equalling $21,000. The trio of victories, sweeping the pair of Lincoln Speedway programs, as well as earning a win at Port Royal Speedway during the second of two programs, bumped his season win total to eight.
Of Dietrich’s eight victories, four have been at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway; four wins in seven Lincoln starts for the Gary Kauffman Racing entry.
In addition to his three wins, “Double-D” finished inside the top-five on four other occasions; charging from 12th to finish 5th at Grandview Speedway, second during his first Port Royal Speedway visit on Independence Day, third during the Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway, and second during the PA Sprint Speedweek finale at Selinsgrove Speedway on July 8. Dietrich led the first 27 laps of the Speedweek finale before losing the top spot to eventual winner Lucas Wolfe. A victory may have solidified the Speedweek championship.
“I think the Speedweek title was ours to lose. A few bad results kinda hurt us in the end,” Danny Dietrich said, who suffered from a ‘DNF’ during his Path Valley Speedway stop during Speedweek. “Regardless, to battle back and be within a few points of the championship is pretty special. I have a great crew, as well as an amazing support group who show endless dedication. We have a lot of racing still to come this summer. I think a lot more great things will happen.”
With Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek officially in the books, Danny Dietrich will look ahead and begin preparations for his next big challenge – the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Before the Greatest Show On Dirt invades Central Pennsylvania on July 19-21, Dietrich will use the upcoming weekend as a prime test session and enter action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 13 & 14, respectively.
The Outlaws will invade Lincoln for the rescheduled Gettysburg Clash on July 19, followed by a two-day stop at Williams Grove Speedway for the Summer Nationals on July 20 & 21.
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 July 9, 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. Earned three victories during PA Sprint Speedweek; two at Lincoln Speedway and one at Port Royal Speedway. Earned a combined seven top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek.
2018 Wins: 8 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)