Monday, April 11, 2022

Dietrich third in Lincoln Speedway’s Weldon Sterner Memorial


By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (April 11, 2022) – “Double-D” Danny Dietrich put on a show yet again for Lincoln Speedway fans, this time battling with Buddy Kofoid and Freddie Rahmer for high honors in Lincoln Speedway’s $6,900-to-win Weldon Sterner Memorial on Saturday, April 9. 

Although forced to settle for third, 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, did not go down without a fight, showing his strength early by taking the lead from third in just two circuits. Traffic came into the picture early allowing Kofoid to track down the current track championship point leader. By lap 11, Kofoid was all over Dietrich for the race lead, eventually sliding the Gettysburg native at the exit of turn four. Dietrich did his best to get back by the black and green No. 71, but Kofoid proved to be too strong.

Freddie Rahmer was able to sneak by Dietrich on lap 21. 

“That was fun. There were a lot of good cars in the pit area on Saturday night and we were fortunate enough to be one of them, just not the best. Hats off to Buddy…he ran a great race,” Danny Dietrich said, who kicked-off the Weldon Sterner Memorial with the fast qualifying lap over 42 other entries earning himself a $200 bonus. “None of this would be possible without the fans. A big thanks to everyone who braved the cold to come out and watch us race. We do it for them and we couldn’t do it without them.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2022 campaign with another action-packed weekend in the Keystone State, this time setting aim on starts at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 15-16.

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. 


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2022 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 8
Top-10s: 9
Wins: 2

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. Finished fourth (from tenth) in Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker 30. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in starts at Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6 (finished fourth in each start). Secured three top-ten finishes in three tries on March 18-20; eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on March 18, third at Lincoln Speedway on March 19, and hard-charged from 17th to finish fourth at Port Royal Speedway on March 20. Earned first victory of 2022 during Lincoln Speedway visit on March 26; started tenth and took the lead in 16 laps. Won second feature of season at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 2; charged ahead from tenth. Finished third in Lincoln Speedway’s $6,900-to-win Weldon Sterner Memorial Spring Championship on Saturday, April 9.

2022 Wins: 2 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2)


Photo Credit: Michael Fry
Tyler Altmeyer

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