Dietrich caps Ohio Sprint Speedweek second in standings; Earns victory at Sharon Speedway
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (June 21, 2021) – Representing the Pennsylvania Posse in one of sprint car racing’s most grueling events, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich put together an impressive campaign during the 2021 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions, capping the eight-race turned seven-race stretch with one victory and four top-ten finishes, earning three podium appearances in total which included his win. Dietrich’s run of results propelled the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native to second in the final Ohio Sprint Speedweek standings, falling just behind “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney.
Dietrich, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, 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, No. 48 sprint car, kicked-off Ohio Sprint Speedweek with a rally from 12th to finish sixth at Attica Raceway Park on June 11, followed by a runner-up finish at Fremont Speedway the following evening. Dietrich led every lap but the last at Fremont, giving up the top spot to Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan in the final corner.
Continuing on, an 11th-place rally from 19th at Wayne County Speedway was followed by Dietrich’s aforementioned Speedweek win at Sharon Speedway on June 15, leading all 35 circuits to secure a $6,000 payday over Tyler Courtney. The victory, his first Series triumph in the state of Ohio and his first-ever Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory, bumped Dietrich’s win total to two in 2021, snapping a dry spell dating back to March 13.
A 17th-place finish at Waynesfield Raceway Park on June 16 was flanked by a 12th-place score at Muskingum County Speedway on June 17.
After a rainout at Limaland on Friday, “Double-D” went on to end his Speedweek campaign with a podium performance at Portsmouth Raceway Park on Saturday. Dubbed the Dean Knittel Memorial, Dietrich finished third in the $17,554-to-win program, leading laps 26-29 before low fuel forced Dietrich’s motor to stumble; Paul McMahan went on to win.
“Hats off to my guys. It’s a long week, but they kept on top of things and worked hard each and every night. We showed a lot of speed this week, which I’m proud of, but we were in a position to win a lot more than just the Sharon race. Regardless, we have a pretty solid notebook now, so we’ll come back next year and try to do it again, but better,” Dietrich said. “To get the win at Sharon was pretty special. Derek Snyder does so much for my race team, and to win at his home track holds a pretty incredible feeling.”
From one Speedweek to the next, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with the 31st running of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, which activates Friday evening, June 25, at Williams Grove Speedway. A staple in Posse Country, Pennsylvania’s speedweek agenda will feature ten consecutive nights of racing. For more information, please visit www.paspeedweeks.com.
Friday, June 25 – Williams Grove Speedway
Saturday, June 26 – Lincoln Speedway
Sunday, June 27 -– BAPS Motor Speedway
Monday, June 28 – Lincoln Speedway
Tuesday, June 29 – Grandview Speedway
Wednesday, June 30 – Port Royal Speedway
Thursday, July 1 – Hagerstown Speedway
Friday, July 2 – Williams Grove Speedway
Saturday, July 3 – Port Royal Speedway
Sunday, July 4 – Selinsgrove Speedway
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.
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
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.
|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. 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.
2021 Wins: 2 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15)
Photo Credit: Wayne Riegle Photography