Dietrich earns seven top-fives to seal 2021 PA Sprint Speedweek championship; First title since 2016
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (July 5, 2021) – “Double D” Danny Dietrich was on mission over the last ten days, not only securing seven top-ten finishes in eight feature starts, but concluding the 2021 edition of Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek with the overall title, a first since accomplishing his first in 2016. Although not victorious, Dietrich’s Speedweek results were downright impressive, finishing on the podium five times in his seven top-ten appearances with the final two rounds resulting in runner-up finishes.
The Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek schedule was slated to feature ten events, but rain ultimately forced cancelations at Hagerstown Speedway on July 1 and Port Royal Speedway on July 3.
“What a week. I can’t say enough about this team right now. To everyone who helped us get to this point, thank you,” Dietrich stressed, 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. “We’re out here to win and that’s always been our number one priority, but to cap the week with a title says a lot about our program and our potential. On top of that, to go through the week without any mechanical issues is a testament to the crew and the manufacturers. I’m excited to keep this momentum going and hopefully work our way to the front next weekend when we get back to Sharon with the All Stars.”
Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing earned their seven top-tens during action at Williams Grove Speedway (3rd) on June 25, Lincoln Speedway (4th) on June 26, Lincoln Speedway (4th) on June 28, Grandview Speedway (3rd) on June 29, Port Royal Speedway (3rd) on June 30, Williams Grove Speedway (2nd) on July 2, and Selinsgrove Speedway (2nd) on July 4.
Major Speedweek highlights include a five-spot rally to finish fifth during the Davey Brown Tribute/Speedweek opener at Williams Grove Speedway, a nine-spot rally at Grandview to finish third in $10,000-to-win Hodnett Cup, and nearly pulling through for a win at Selinsgrove before Brent Marks took advantage in traffic.
Dietrich took command of the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek championship standings after Wednesday’s visit to Port Royal.
Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2021 campaign with a stout, three-race loop through Pennsylvania and Ohio, set to visit Williams Grove Speedway on July 9 before joining the All Star Circuit of Champions for a doubleheader at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday and Sunday, July 10-11. The Sharon double will commence with the annual Lou Blaney Memorial, followed up with Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops program; each event will award a $6,000 top prize.
No stranger to Sharon, Dietrich was victorious at the eastern Ohio short track already in 2021, earning the Ohio Sprint Speedweek stop win against the All Star Circuit of Champions.
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.
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|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. Capped 2021 PA Sprint Speedweek campaign with seven top-fives in eight contested events; earned 2021 PA Sprint Speedweek championship.
2021 Wins: 2 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15)
2021 Championships: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek
Photo Credit: WRT Speedwerx | Chris Hockley