Danny Dietrich reaches double-digit win mark; Four-race Labor Day weekend sweep on deck
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (August 31, 2020) – Officially reaching the double-digit win mark, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich captured his tenth victory of the 2020 season over the recent weekend, scoring a $5,000 payday during All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 27.
Accomplished in dramatic fashion, to say the least, Dietrich’s winning move at Grandview occurred on the final lap, as contact between himself and race leader, Aaron Reutzel, resulted in Dietrich inheriting the top spot. The Gettysburg-native held on during the ensuing restart and now owns two All Star victories in 2020.
After a Friday night rain-out at Williams Grove Speedway, Dietrich’s recent weekend continued with All Star starts at Lincoln Speedway and Bedford Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, August 29-30.
On the path toward a second All Star victory in as many starts, Dietrich made contact with a lapped car while making a bid for the lead at Lincoln, ultimately causing the former track champion to lose the handle. Despite getting sent to the tail for completing a 360-degree spin, Dietrich recovered in fantastic fashion and finished sixth.
Dietrich eventually capped his weekend with a runner-up finish at Bedford Speedway, leading the first two laps before losing the top spot to eventual winner, Aaron Reutzel, after a restart with two laps recorded.
“That was a wild weekend, but we’re pumped to get the win at Grandview,” 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. “The month of September is going to be big. We have the opportunity to race for a lot of money right in our own backyard. We hope to put ourselves in great positions every night and contend for a win every time we are on the track.”
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will aim their focus on four events in four days during the coming weekend, set to visit Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway, and Port Royal Speedway in consecutive fashion on Friday through Sunday, September 4-7. The weekend will cap with Port Royal Speedway’s historic Labor Day Classic awarding a $4,000 payday.
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, El Vista Orchards, Start 2 Finish Complete Property Maintenance, Bollinger Construction, and Blud Lubricants.
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|2020 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: 10 (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)
2020 Highlights: Finished tenth against All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on February 6. Won Lincoln Speedway’s $4,000 Icebreaker on February 22. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, March 1. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 7. Finished third at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 14. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Sunday, March 15. Finished 12th with World of Outlaws at Knoxville Raceway (48 cars) on Friday, May 8. Finished third with All Stars during first-ever visit to Park Jefferson on May 30th. Earned first All Star victory of season during Monarch Motor Speedway visit on June 12. Earned four top-ten finishes during Thunder Through The Plains campaign. Raced from 17th to third during the Lincoln Speedway feature on June 20. Capped PA Sprint Speedweek with wins at Lincoln Speedway and Selinsgrove Speedway. Earned four top-five finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek. Finished seventh at Williams Grove Speedway on July 10. Rallied to fifth with All Stars during Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway on July 11. Finished seventh with All Stars during Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops event on July 12. Finished seventh during Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 17. Finished fourth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, July 19. Swept weekend on July 31-August 2; Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and Trail-Way Speedway, respectively. Won Hank Gentzler Memorial at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, August 8. Qualified for $50,000-to-win Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway. Earned three consecutive podium finishes at Williams Grove, Lincoln and BAPS Motor Speedway on August 21-23. Won at Lincoln Speedway on August 22 for ninth win of the season. Won All Star Thunder Cup at Grandview Speedway on August 27. Finished sixth during Lincoln’s Kramer Klash on August 29. Finished second during Bedford Speedway All Star main event on August 30.
Photo Credit: Chad Warner