By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (November 13, 2023) – For the eighth time this season, and for the second time at BAPS Motor Speedway, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich earned his way to open wheel victory lane, officially closing out his 2023 campaign with a $25,000 triumph in BAPS Motor Speedway’s season-ending Les Stewart Showdown on Saturday, November 11.
Dietrich, who commenced his winning march from seventh on the feature grid, took command with less than five laps remaining, earning the edge over Hanover’s Troy Wagaman Jr. following a late race restart. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native earned his way into the Les Stewart Showdown main event with a second-place finish during heat race competition, simultaneously solidifying a feature redraw spot. As noted, the victory bumps Dietrich’s season total to eight, his second at BAPS since winning on August 27, and his first since his Tuscarora 50 Non-Qualifiers title at Port Royal Speedway on October 5.
As an added bonus, Dietrich’s Les Stewart Showdown victory snapped a recent stretch of runner-up finishes, scored just short in starts at BAPS on October 21 and Bridgeport on October 28.
“It’s easy to beat our heads against the wall and constantly question ourselves, but we refused to do that. Every day is a new day and we came out on top and that feels fantastic,” Dietrich, ace of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, said. “Hats off to this entire team. Gary Kauffman gives us an amazing opportunity to go out and do this every weekend and we certainly wouldn’t be in this position without him. It’s going to be a short off-season, but we’re more motivated than ever.”
In addition to his wins at BAPS Motor Speedway and Port Royal Speedway, Dietrich was victorious at Selinsgrove Speedway, Fremont Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Williams Grove Speedway. The Fremont Speedway victory, accomplished during Ohio Sprint Speedweek featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions, scored Double-D a $10,000 payday, as well as a first-ever win at “The Track That Action Built.”
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, #1 Cochran Expressway, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants.
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.
Watch High Limit Sprint Car Series online at www.floracing.com.
|2023 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Finished third during the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season opener contested Friday evening, February 10 (Volusia Speedway Park). Finished third and fourth, respectively, in Lincoln Speedway’s opening pair contested Thursday and Sunday, February 23 and 26. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 4. Finished fourth in Port Royal Speedway’s season opener on Sunday, March 5. Finished sixth during World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series action at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, March 18. Finished second at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 1. Finished fifth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 8. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 14. Finished fourth at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 16. Finished second in Williams Grove Speedway’s Tommy Hinnershitz Classic on Friday, April 21. Won first race of the season at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, April 23. Finished third on back-to-back occasions; Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 5, and Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 6. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash (WoO) on Wednesday, May 10. Finished second at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, May 14. Rallied from 20th to 11th in Wayne County Speedway’s High Limit Sprint Car Series event on May 16. Finished sixth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 19. Finished ninth with World of Outlaws at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 20. Finished third at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 21. Finished second from 11th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Doug Esh Tribute on Friday, May 26. Finished fourth in the $29,000-to-win Bob Weikert Memorial finale on Sunday, May 28. Finished second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 2. Earned Ohio Sprint Speedweek triumph at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturday, June 10. Earned PA Sprint Speedweek tune-up victory at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 17. Earned fourth victory of 2023 at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 8; started tenth. Earned back-to-back Hard Charger Awards with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series while in action at BAPS Motor Speedway on July 20 and Williams Grove Speedway on July 21; 19th to eighth at BAPS and 15th to seventh at The Grove. Finished fourth during High Limit Sprint Car Series action at Grandview Speedway on Wednesday, July 26. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 29. Won fifth feature of the season in Williams Grove Speedway start on Friday, August 18. Finished eighth and second in Port Royal Speedway Twin-25 program on Saturday, August 19. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, August 20; earned Hard Charger Award. Finished fourth in Williams Grove’s Jack Gunn Memorial on Friday, August 25. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Kramer Klash on Saturday, August 26. Won sixth feature of the season at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 27. Scored four consecutive top-ten finishes in Labor Day weekend stretch; third at Williams Grove Speedway on September 1, fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic preliminary on September 2, second in Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic finale on September 3, and sixth in Port Royal Speedway’s Labor Day Classic on September 4. Finished fifth in Williams Grove Speedway’s Billy Kimmel Memorial on Friday, September 15. Finished third in Selinsgrove Speedway’s Jim Nace Memorial on Saturday, September 16. Finished ninth in the $75,000-to-win National Open at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday, September 30. Finished sixth in High Limit Sprint Car Series start at Bridgeport Motorsports Park on Tuesday, October 3. Won Port Royal Speedway Tuscarora 50 Non-Qualifiers feature on Thursday, October 5. Finished second at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, October 21. Finished second in Bridgeport’s SprintOberfest main event on Saturday, October 28. Won the $25,000-to-win Les Stewart Showdown at BAPS Motor Speedway on November 11.
2023 Wins: 8 | Selinsgrove Speedway (April 23), Fremont Speedway (June 10), Lincoln Speedway (June 17), Lincoln Speedway (July 8), Williams Grove Speedway (August 18), BAPS Motor Speedway (August 27), Port Royal Speedway [Tuscarora 50 NQ Main] (October 5), BAPS Motor Speedway (November 11 | $25,000)
2022 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Lincoln Speedway | Night of Champions: 10/15)
Photo Credit: Paul Arch