Danny Dietrich caps 2021 campaign with runner-up result in BAPS’ Sprint Showdown

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (November 14, 2021) – The 2021 season is officially in the books for “Double-D” Danny Dietrich, and although the Gettysburg native was unable to conclude his campaign on top of the field, he was close, wrapping up the year with a podium finish in BAPS Motor Speedway’s season-ending Sprint Showdown on Saturday, November 13.

Working to etch a seventh mark in the win column, Dietrich, driver of Gary Kauffman’s 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, No. 48 sprint car, ultimately fell one short and finished second in the $5,000-to-win program, leading a single circuit on lap 17 before surrendering the top spot to eventual winner, Brent Marks.

Although Dietrich was not victorious, his ability to maneuver BAPS Motor Speedway was apparent right from the beginning, kicking things off with the fastest qualifying time over the 38-car field. In fact, Dietrich’s time was the fastest recorded at BAPS all season. The feat earned him a $1,000 bonus.

“We wanted that one pretty bad. We were close, just not close enough,” Dietrich said, a six-time feature winner in 2021 including a pair at BAPS Motor Speedway. “It’s been a wild year. A bitter-sweet feeling right now, for sure. It’s tough to think it’s over already…but I think we are all ready for some family time. Hats off to this entire team…the crew, our partners, all of the fans…I couldn’t do it without you. We are blessed to be able to race in an area so rich in support and love for our sport. We owe it all to the fans, especially.”

Maybe not matching his 2020 win total of 13, Dietrich’s 2021 campaign was just as head turning, capping the year with 59 top-ten appearances, 38 within the top-five, and six victories. Of Dietrich’s triumphs, two occurred during All Star Circuit of Champions competition, one of which accomplished at Sharon Speedway during Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

In addition, Dietrich made victory lane appearances at Lincoln Speedway on March 13, Selinsgrove Speedway on July 20, BAPS Motor Speedway on August 29 (All Stars), Port Royal Speedway on September 6 (Labor Day Classic), and BAPS Motor Speedway again on September 16.

“Of course, the goal is to win more races, but I think we had a pretty successful season,” Dietrich continued. “It’s going to be a short winter, so we’ll get to work right away.”

Information pertaining to Danny Dietrich’s 2022 campaign will be posted in the coming weeks. Fans are encouraged to keep alert online, as well as on social media, for any news and updates regarding the coming season.

SPECIAL THANKS:
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.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports – www.FullyInjected.com. Also, be sure to follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of his available social media outlets including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/.

Danny Dietrich/Gary Kauffman Racing apparel is now available and can be found at the track, as well as online at www.dannydietrich.com/merch

BROADCAST COVERAGE:
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.

STATS:

2021 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: FINAL
Top-5s: 38
Top-10s: 59
Wins: 6

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. Scored back-to-back top-fives during starts at Port Royal and Selinsgrove on April 24-25. Finished fourth from tenth at Lincoln Speedway on May 1. Finished second during the Kevin Gobrecht Classic at BAPS on May 2. Finished tenth during Lincoln’s Outlaw Tune-Up on Saturday, May 8. Finished sixth during West Virginia Motor Speedway’s Mountaineer Nationals on Saturday, May 22. Finished second during the Yellow Breeches program at Williams Grove Speedway on May 21. Rallied from 17th to finish fourth in Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway. Finished third and seventh during stops at Williams Grove and Lincoln on Friday and Saturday, June 4-5. Capped All Star Speedweek second in championship standings. Earned Speedweek victory at Sharon Speedway on June 15. Earned All Star Speedweek top-tens at Attica Raceway Park, Fremont Speedway, Sharon Speedway, and Portsmouth Raceway Park. Capped 2021 PA Sprint Speedweek campaign with seven top-fives in eight contested events; earned 2021 PA Sprint Speedweek championship. Charged from 13th to fourth in 13th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, July 10. Finished second in 38th Annual Kings Royal main event and finished tenth in 37th Annual Kings Royal main event; each $175,000-to-win. Victorious in Selinsgrove Speedway’s 75th Anniversary event on July 20. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway on July 30. Finished sixth and third in Port Royal Speedway Dream Race starts on July 31. Finished eighth with Outlaws in Ironman 55 at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Missouri. Qualified for 2021 Knoxville Nationals A-Main; locked in through qualifying effort on Wednesday. Finished 24th in Knoxville Nationals A-Main. Finished sixth at Williams Grove Speedway on August 20. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on August 21. Earned fourth victory of the season during BAPS’ Johnny Mackison Clash on August 29; the All Star win paid $5,000. Finished third in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial on August 28. Earned fifth win of 2021 during Port Royal’s Labor Day Classic on September 6. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 3. Finished 14th in Port Royal’s Tuscarora 50 on September 11. Won Greg Hodnett Foundation race at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, September 16. Earned back-to-back top-tens (fith, ninth) during All Star visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on September 17-18. Finished sixth in Williams Grove Speedway’s National Open tune up on September 24. Finished second in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial National Open on September 25. Rallied from 21st to eighth in National Open preliminary on Friday, October 1. Finished 12th in the National Open finale on Saturday, October 2. Finished tenth in Port Royal’s Nittany Showdown opener on Friday, October 8. Finished second in season-ending Sprint Showdown at BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 13.

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

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