(Photo: Danny Dietrich getting set for action – Jason Walls Photo Credit)
Dietrich increases win count to twelve; Williams Grove Speedway National Open ahead
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, PA (September 25, 2017) – A perfect momentum boost heading into National Open weekend, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich bumped his 2017 win total to 12 during his recent stretch of schedule, scoring the Thursday Night Thunder victory at Susquehanna (PA) Speedway on Thursday night, September 21. Dietrich started fourth on the feature grid, ultimately holding off Brian Montieth and Tim Kaeding by a final margin of victory equaling 1.3 seconds. The victory was worth $4,000.
In addition, Danny Dietrich also scored a pair of top-ten finishes during recent starts at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway, highlighted with a runner-up performance during the 4th Annual Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, September 23; a second consecutive runner-up finish during the $20,000-to-win blockbuster.
The Gettysburg native finished 10th during the National Open Tune-up at The Grove on Friday, September 22.
“Having a solid weekend like that creates a lot of momentum. Momentum is really important in sprint car racing, and there is no better time to have positive momentum than right before the National Open,” Dietrich explained, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell’s Whitetails/Hickory Run Orchards/Carlisle Auto Salvage/CATS Used Truck Parts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Bowman Block & Head Repair/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48. “We are pretty pumped to get the upcoming weekend started. We know what it take to win this race. I think we have the potential to do it again this year.”
The Champion Racing Oil National Open at Williams Grove Speedway featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will occupy Dietrich’s upcoming schedule, set to kick off on Thursday evening, September 28. The three-day showcase, complete with three, full programs including two preliminary events awarding $10,000 each on Thursday and Friday, September 28-29, will be headlined with a $50,000-to-win finale on Saturday, September 30. Danny Dietrich is the defending National Open champion against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, scoring $25,000 for his efforts in 2016.
In addition, the Thursday night segment of National Open weekend will also feature the postponed Summer Nationals main event worth $20,000.
“I can’t thank everyone enough for their help and support,” Dietrich noted. “My entire team does a great job and I’m thankful for their hard work and determination. The best way to repay them is to park our car on the front stretch on Saturday night. That’s what we are working for.”
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Recent Highlights: Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Bubba Raceway Park to launch 2017 season. Earned top-ten finish against World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Earned Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker 30 victory worth $4,000 on Saturday, February 25. Earned Lincoln Speedway victory on Saturday, March 25. Finished ninth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Recorded a Central PA podium sweep at Williams Grove (2nd) and Lincoln Speedway (3rd) on April 14-15. Earned Weldon Sterner Memorial victory at Lincoln Speedway on April 29 worth $6,900. Finished third during Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln Speedway with World of Outlaws on May 17. Earned victory at Williams Grove Speedway on May 26 during Charity event. Finished fourth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 29. Finished second during Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary on Saturday, May 27. Finished second on back-to-back nights at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. Scored fifth win of the season on June 10 during Fallen Firefighters Night at Lincoln Speedway. Scored sixth win of the season on June 24 at Lincoln Speedway. Finished second against Arctic Cat All Stars at Waynesfield (OH) Raceway Park on Wednesday, June 21. During Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek, Dietrich earned a victory at Lincoln Speedway, as well as seven other top-ten finishes including a runner-up performance at Selinsgrove Speedway. Finished fourth at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, July 15. Charged from 16th to ninth during WoO sanctioned Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway. Scored pair of top-five finishes during Arctic Cat All Star competition at Outlaw Speedway (fourth) and Lebanon Valley Speedway (first). Finished eighth during Capitani Classic at Knoxville (IA) Raceway. Scored top-ten during Knoxville Nationals preliminary main event (eighth), as well as Knoxville Nationals finale B-main (ninth). Earned ninth victory of the 2017 season on August 18 at Williams Grove Speedway against the Arctic Cat All Stars. Earned 10th victory of the season at Lincoln Speedway on August 26, followed by a runner-up finish at Trail-Way Speedway on Sunday, August 27. Earned second consecutive Labor Day Classic victory on Monday, September 4. Earned pair of top-ten finishes (sixth, seventh) during Van May Tribute and Billy Kimmel Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway. Earned a pair of sixth place finishes during Night Before The Tuscarora 50 and Tuscarora 50. Rallied from 12th to finish seventh during Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway on Saturday, September 16. Earned three consecutive top-ten finishes from September 21 to September 23; a victory at Susquehanna Speedway, tenth place finish at Williams Grove Speedway, and runner-up finish during Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic.
2015 Wins: 16
2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway)
2017 Wins: 12 (Lincoln Speedway x7 including Icebreaker 30, Weldon Sterner Memorial worth $6,900, Fallen Firefighters Night worth $5,000, Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek; Williams Grove Speedway on May 26 during Charity Race worth $4,000; Arctic Cat All Star victory at Lebanon Valley Speedway worth $7,000; Arctic Cat All Star victory at Williams Grove Speedway; Labor Day Classic victory worth $4,000 on September 4; Thursday Night Thunder at Susquehanna Speedway on September 21)
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, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.
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