(Photo: Danny Dietrich during Capitani Classic action at Knoxville Raceway – Paul Arch Photo Credit)
Danny Dietrich finishes eighth during Capitani Classic; Knoxville Nationals campaign begins Thursday
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
KNOXVILLE, IA (August 7, 2017) – Utilizing the event as a test session for later this week, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich kicked off his 2017 Knoxville (IA) Raceway visit with a top-ten finish during the annual Capitani Classic on August 6, crossing under the final checkers eighth, officially, in the running order, bettering most of the 69 entries on hand.
Piloting 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. 29, Dietrich qualified for the Capitani Classic main event by finishing third during his respective heat race, launching his evening campaign with the fifth fastest time during his respective qualifying group.
“Not a bad way for us to start the week,” Dietrich explained. “We have a few things that we need to clean up, but I think we’ll be ready to go once Thursday gets here. I don’t think we have too much planned during the next few days. We’re definitely anxious to get this weekend going.”
With the Capitani Classic in the books, “Double-D” will now focus on the big prize; the 57th running of the 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals. The four-day campaign, the world’s premier sprint car event, will hand out a purse nearing $1,000,000 from August 9-12 including a $150,000 top prize during the Saturday night finale. Danny Dietrich will attempt to qualify for the “big dance” on Thursday evening, August 10. If accomplished, Dietrich’s Saturday night A-main start will be a second in three years, finishing 15th in 2015 after securing a starting spot through Friday night’s last chance program.
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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.
2015 Wins: 16
2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway)
2017 Wins: 8 (Lincoln Speedway x6 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)
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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