Danny Dietrich caps Florida visit with podium against Outlaws at Volusia
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (February 8, 2021) – Danny Dietrich’s results in the Sunshine State were just as impressive as the fields were competitive, capping his five-day/four-race campaign during Volusia Speedway Park’s annual DIRTcar Nationals with a trio of top-ten finishes, two of which inside the top-five, ultimately ending the trip with a runner-up performance against the Greatest Show On Dirt on Sunday, February 7.
The Sunday night podium put a lid on a near-perfect program for the former Lincoln Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, and Central PA sprint car champion, jump-starting the evening with the fastest time during qualifying time trials, all before winning his respective heat race. A third-place result during the evening’s dash allowed Dietrich to start on the inside of row two for the $10,000-to-win main event.
Before securing his podium with the World of Outlaws, Dietrich launched his DIRTcar Nationals efforts with a pair starts against the All Star Circuit of Champions on Wednesday and Thursday, February 3-4. Two A-Main starts equaled back-to-back top-tens for the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native, securing his first top-ten with an impressive rally from row nine to finish ninth on Wednesday.
The following evening, “Double-D” collected his first top-five of the season with a fifth-place outcome after starting third. Dietrich faded to seventh after the initial start, eventually recovering two spots to secure his top-five statistic. Impressive enough, Dietrich was forced to complete an engine change before his respective heat race; he would go on to win the heat in dominating fashion.
“What a trip. I can’t say enough about this team right now,” Danny Dietrich said, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “We get better and better every time we make the trip to Volusia. We were quick right out of the box this trip and that says a lot about the team’s readiness and dedication. I’m excited to see what the rest of the year has in store for us. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Initial plans suggested that Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would make the trip to Georgia and Alabama and join the World of Outlaws during starts at Dixie Speedway and Talladega Short Track, respectively, but now the team will venture back to Pennsylvania and prepare for the upcoming Icebreaker at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, February 20. Dietrich is the defending Icebreaker champion.
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, 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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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
Watch the All Star Circuit of Champions online at www.floracing.com.
Watch the World of Outlaws online at www.dirtvision.com.
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.
2021 Wins: N/A
Photo Credit: Jason Brown Motorsports Photography
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