By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (March 28, 2022) – A great case of redemption for the three-time Central Pennsylvania sprint car champion, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich put on a show Saturday afternoon at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway and ultimately capped the program with his first victory of the 2022 season, charging ahead from tenth to first in 16 laps to secure a $4,000 payday. Impressive enough, the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native battled ahead to fifth in just three circuits, forced to eventually hold back Buch Motorsports’ Justin Peck in a caution induced one-lap shootout.
Adding to his Lincoln Speedway stat sheet, Dietrich was impressive in his heat race, as well, driving ahead from sixth to win. The feature victory bumps Danny Dietrich’s career total to 56 in the Pigeon Hills, his ninth since the start of the 2020 season.
As far as redemption goes, Dietrich was in pursuit of a victory on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, but a broken spark plug deterred all progress; “Double-D” was running fourth when the malfunction occurred.
“We needed that…bad,” Danny Dietrich said in relief, who was deterred after his Friday night run at Williams Grove was halted. “We’ve been good enough to win on multiple occasions this year, but I’m glad we were able to put it all together. I can’t thank this team enough for their hard work and support so far this season. Gary Kauffman, and all of our fans, too. It takes a lot to make a team go, as well as a lot of positivity. Everyone has been behind us one hundred percent and it’s given us the ability to stay positive. We’ll try to do it again next weekend.”
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2022 campaign with another Pennsylvania doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, making their return to Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway, respectively.
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:
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.
2022 Wins: 1 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26)
Photo Credit: Rick Rarer | SprintCarNews.com