By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (September 14, 2020) – After scratching from action during Thursday’s Tuscarora weekend opener, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing returned to the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” the following evening and entered the annual Night Before the Tuscarora 50, ultimately rebounding big from Thursday and trading in his scratch for a top-ten performance. The 12-time winner in 2020 finished ninth during the $6,000-to-win preliminary, charging ahead from 13th on the starting grid.
Although failing to match his overall performance from one night prior, “Double-D” still managed to earn himself a spot in the Tuscarora 50 finale, capping the 50-lap, $53,000-to-win main event with a 12th-place finish after starting ninth. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native earned his way into the big dance by transferring through his respective heat race.
“We didn’t have the weekend we wanted; we kinda struggled,” 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. “Hats off to my team. I couldn’t do it without those guys. And a big thanks to all of the fans who came out and supported us all weekend. We couldn’t do it without them, so thank you.”
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will resume their 2020 schedule with four events in four days, visiting Lincoln Speedway, BAPS Motor Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, and another trip to Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday through Saturday, September 16-19. The Lincoln Speedway double carries a $26,900 potential, as Wednesday’s Weldon Sterner Memorial will pay $6,900-to-win and Saturday’s annual Dirt Classic will pay $20,000-to-win. In addition, Williams Grove’s Jack Gunn Memorial/Dirt Classic Qualifier will award $5,000.
The Jack Gunn Memorial and Dirt Classic will feature 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, 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.
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. Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks 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.
|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: 12 (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)
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. Swept Bob Leiby Memorial twin features at Lincoln Speedway on September 5. Earned Labor Day weekend top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway; eighth, fifth, and sixth, respectively. Finished ninth during Night Before the Tuscarora 50 on Friday, September 11.
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