By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (April 19, 2021) – Despite a rocky start to his four-race weekend, forced to settle with a “DNF” at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday after losing a right rear tire while battling inside the top five, then plagued with oil pressure issues during the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich recovered to the best of his ability, eventually highlighting the four-race All Star Circuit of Champions stretch with a sixth-place outcome at Port Royal Speedway.
Dietrich, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, No. 48 sprint car, started tenth during Port Royal’s $10,000-to-win Keith Kauffman Classic, ultimately climbing ahead four spots in 30 laps for his 13th top-ten performance of the year. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native earned his way into the Saturday night showstopper by finishing second during his respective heat race.
Although missing the top-ten during his final start of the weekend, Dietrich did indeed finish, this time cashing in a B-Main transfer position for a 16th-place score during Bedford Speedway’s Johnny Grum Classic on Sunday.
As aforementioned, Dietrich was battling inside the top five at Virginia Motor Speedway when his right rear tire fell victim to an abrasive surface. The 2020 Central PA Sprint Cars Point Series champion kicked-off his evening in the Old Dominion with the fastest time during qualifying time trials.
“It was a long weekend, but we are out here to race and that’s exactly what we are going to do,” Danny Dietrich said, who owns one victory thus far in 2021. “The beginning of the weekend didn’t go too well for us, but we were able to recover for a nice finish at Port, and some solid laps at Bedford. Regardless, I’m proud of my team and I can’t thank them enough for their help and hard work. We have another big weekend ahead, but we’ll be ready.”
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with a three-pack in the Keystone State, set to visit Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 23, an undisclosed location on Saturday, April 24, and Selinsgrove Speedway for the $5,088-to-win Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 25. A decision for Saturday will be made later in the week.
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, Bowhunters Superstore, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, 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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2021 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 Highlights: Earned a pair of top-five finishes, highlighted with a runner-up result, during World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park/DIRTcar Nationals. Charged from 15th to sixth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 6. Scored first victory of 2021 during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, March 13. Rallied from 12th to fourth during Lincoln Speedway start on March 20. Jumped from 24th to ninth during a start at Williams Grove Speedway on March 26. Rallied from ninth to third during Port Royal Speedway visit on March 27. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 3. Finished eighth at Bridgeport Speedway on April 6. Charged from 14th to fourth during Port Royal Speedway start on April 10. Rallied from 21st to 11th during Lincoln Speedway start, also on April 10. Finished sixth during Port Royal’s Keith Kauffman Classic on April 17.
2021 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13)
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