(Photo: Danny Dietrich driving by the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame – Vince Vellella Photo Credit)
Dietrich ninth in Knoxville Nationals B-main; Arctic Cat All Star weekend ahead
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, PA (August 14, 2017) – Despite ending the weekend shy of expectation, Danny Dietrich’s 2017 Knoxville (IA) Raceway campaign proved successful, qualifying for Saturday night’s 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores B-main, bettering most of the 100-plus entries who gathered to compete at the Sprint Car Capital of the World on August 9-12.
The 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. 29 finished ninth during his B-main run, just five spots shy of an A-main appearance. It was a second consecutive Knoxville Nationals B-main start for the Pennsylvania Posse representative.
“We were just a little short of where we needed to be on Thursday. Qualifying means everything,” Danny Dietrich said. “I wouldn’t say we are disappointed, but I think we were more than capable of being in the ‘A.’ We have a big weekend coming up, so we’ll work to earn four big pay days when the All Stars coming to town.”
“Double-D” kicked off his Knoxville Nationals campaign with an eighth place finish during preliminary A-main competition on Thursday, August 10. Despite his top-ten performance, it was Dietrich’s qualifying effort during the preliminary program that kept the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native from getting “locked in” for Saturday night’s $150,000-to-win finale; 25th fastest overall.
Danny Dietrich will continue his 2017 campaign with four consecutive Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions events in Central Pennsylvania, joining “America’s Series” at Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Susquehanna Speedway on Thursday through Sunday, August 17-20, respectively. Dietrich will enter the weekend with one Arctic Cat All Star victory on the season, scoring $7,000 at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York. In addition to his Arctic Cat All Star triumph, Dietrich owns seven victories in Central Pennsylvania including six at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway.
Dietrich’s upcoming All Star agenda will include a start in the Tom Buch-owned/Apex/Sweeney Cars/Pace Performance/DKW Transport/No. 13 at Grandview Speedway. All four All Star events will award a top prize equaling $5,000.
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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).
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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