Dietrich caps stellar weekend with Kevin Gobrecht Classic victory at BAPS Motor Speedway; Tenth win of 2022
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (July 25, 2022) – Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing put together a stellar week in Central Pennsylvania, not only attaining their tenth victory of the season in a start at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 24, but they also accomplished a pair of podium scores against the Greatest Show On Dirt, one of which in Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 23.
Dietrich, who started fourth on the $20,000-to-win Summer Nationals grid, was on a torrid pace in the final few circuits and nearly passed eventual winner, Brad Sweet, for the lead. Utilizing the bottom groove, Dietrich rocketed off the second corner to get by Sheldon Haudenschild for second with just a lap and a half remaining, next setting aim on Sweet. Unfortunately, a lapped car, also using the bottom groove, would negate Dietrich’s final lap momentum which forced the Gettysburg native to take a backseat to Sweet.
“Double-D” was second at Port Royal Speedway, as well, getting by Donny Schatz to secure the position with still 26 laps on the counter. Kyle Larson, who drove on to win at the “Speed Palace,” was too quick to gain on.
“I’m thrilled with a second, especially two on the week against these guys,” Dietrich said after Williams Grove. “I was just waiting for the track to come to me and not use up my tires. We hit about five to go and I decided to trunk the wing, let it eat, and get going, but I just ran out of time. It’s hard to say it would’ve played out, but Brad was really good. When this place gets super slick like that it gets really fun.”
As noted, Dietrich attained his tenth victory of the 2022 season on Sunday night at BAPS Motor Speedway, leading every lap of the program before crossing the line nearly nine seconds ahead of the competition; it was Dietrich’s first win of the year at BAPS Motor Speedway.
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2022 campaign with routine visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 29-30.
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. 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. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 15. Won third Lincoln Speedway feature of 2022 on April 16; started eighth. Highlighted weekend with third-place finish during All Star competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 23. Hard charged to finish seventh in Port Royal Speedway’s Keith Kauffman Classic on Saturday, April 24; he started 21st. Rallied from 17th to second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 29. Won fourth Lincoln Speedway victory of 2022 season on Saturday, April 30; started eighth. Finished eighth from 18th in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash (WoO) on Wednesday, May 11. Finished 11th from 24th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Morgan Cup finale (WoO) on Saturday, May 14. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21; finished third and fifth, respectively. Finished third at Selinsgrove Speedway on Thursday, May 26. Finished third and ninth during Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29. Earned back-to-back victories at Williams Grove Speedway ($5,500) and Lincoln Speedway ($19,000 – Steve Smith Tribute) on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway on Sunday, June 5. Capped Ohio Sprint Speedweek (All Star Circuit of Champions) with a pair of victories, Attica Raceway Park and Limaland Motorsports Park, and finished third in the final standings. Capped Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes and four top-five finishes; won Speedweek finale at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, July 3. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway (from 16th) on Friday, July 8. Finished second with World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway (7/20) and Williams Grove Speedway (7/23). Earned tenth victory of the season during BAPS Motor Speedway’s Kevin Gobrecht Classic on Sunday, July 24.
2022 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24)