By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (February 28, 2022) – Resulting in his first top-five finish of the year, and doing so in convincing fashion, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich helped kick-off the 2022 Pennsylvania open wheel season by joining some of the Posse’s finest, as well as a few not-so frequent Posse regulars, in Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker 30 on Sunday afternoon, February 27.
Certainly no stranger to the Pigeon Hills, the former Icebreaker champion would go on to finish fourth in the Pennsylvania lidlifter, rallying from the outside of row five to do so.
Activating the daylight program with a heat race victory, Dietrich’s fifth row starting position was the result of a feature redraw, eventually battling his way forward on a relatively wide and racey Lincoln surface.
Refusing to settle, “Double-D” did his best to outduel Anthony Macri for third, actually powering by the Macri Concrete No. 39M as the two-to-go signal was given. Macri would soon return the favor forcing Dietrich to settle for one spot off the podium.
“It felt good to get back to Lincoln. It’s tough to not be excited about racing in front of our Pennsylvania fans,” Danny Dietrich said, a one-time Lincoln Speedway winner in 2021 and driver of the Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car. “Hats off to all of the track workers for getting this program in. It turned out to be a beautiful afternoon and I’m glad the track was able to take full advantage of that. We’ll be back next Saturday, so hopefully we can better ourselves by a few more positions and get that first win of the season.”
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2022 campaign with their first Central Pennsylvania double of the season, returning to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday afternoon, March 5, before visiting Port Royal Speedway for its $5,000-to-win season opener on Sunday, March 6. Lincoln’s program will begin at 3 p.m. with Port Royal’s program slated to begin at 2 p.m. Learn more at www.lincolnspeedway.com and www.portroyalspeedway.com, respectively.
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 Racing, 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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2022 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 Wins: 6 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15) (Selinsgrove Speedway | 75th Anniversary Race: 7/20) (BAPS Motor Speedway | All Stars: 8/29) (Port Royal Speedway | Labor Day Classic: 9/6) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 9/16)
2021 Championships: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek
2022 Highlights: Finished 11th against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park on Monday, February 14. Finished fourth (from tenth) in Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker 30.
Photo Credit: Michael Fry