By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (February 21, 2022) – It was a long and drawn-out two weeks for Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing, but despite the early tangle with Mother Nature that cost Dietrich four starts with the All Star Circuit of Champions, and a trio of frustrating DIRTcar Nationals outings with the World Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Volusia Speedway Park, “Double-D” did find some light, highlighting his southern swing with an 11th-place finish against the All Stars at East Bay Raceway Park on Monday, February 14.
Dietrich, driver of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, was actually battling well within the top-ten before settling for one spot out, shuffled back after losing momentum following a wild single-file restart. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native started seventh on the feature grid, securing his place after earning the fastest time in his respective qualifying group, then finishing third in his heat race.
The 2021 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek champion was actually on pace to score a similar result on Tuesday, but spark plug issues during the evening’s A-Main forced Dietrich to retire. “Double-D” kicked-off the evening with the fastest qualifying time overall.
“There were some shining moments amongst the chaos, but I don’t think that was the trip we were working toward. A lot of distractions early on especially with the weather, but you’ll have that. It was good to get there and shake things down,” Dietrich said. “Can’t thank my team enough for their efforts on this trip. It’s tough to have to sit around with no racing, but once the weather improved and we got going, they worked hard and never gave up. A big thanks to Gary Kauffman for allowing us to make the trip. We’re going to regroup this week and get ourselves ready for the Icebreaker on Saturday.”
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2022 campaign with Lincoln Speedway’s annual season-opening Icebreaker on Saturday, February 26. Pennsylvania’s first 410 sprint car event of the season, the Saturday afternoon blockbuster will feature the Posse’s finest and will award $5,000. Dietrich was the 2020 Icebreaker champion.
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 Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc., Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
Watch Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.floracing.com.
Watch Williams Grove Speedway online at www.dirtvision.com.
2022 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
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
2021 Wins: 6 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15) (Selinsgrove Speedway | 75th Anniversary Race: 7/20) (BAPS Motor Speedway | All Stars: 8/29) (Port Royal Speedway | Labor Day Classic: 9/6) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 9/16)
2021 Championships: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek
2022 Highlights: Finished 11th against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park on Monday, February 14.
2022 Wins: TBD
Photo Credit: Chad Warner