(Photo: Danny Dietrich celebrates Labor Day Classic win at Port Royal Speedway – Foto Bomb Productions Photo Credit)
Dietrich charges to Labor Day Classic victory; $50,000 up for grabs at Port Royal Speedway
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, PA (September 5, 2017) – For a second consecutive season, the third time in four tries, Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich parked on top of Port Royal Speedway’s infield victory lane stage during the annual Labor Day Classic. A victory that stunned everyone in attendance, Dietrich charged forward from tenth on the grid to earn the $4,000 payday, driving by race leader, Brock Zearfoss, on the bottom of the speedway as the pair drag raced toward the final checkers. The victory, accomplished while flying the Weikert’s Livestock colors, was Dietrich’s 11th of the 2017 season, as well as his first at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace.”
“I drove my ass off yesterday,” Dietrich said about his Labor Day Classic victory. “This definitely makes up for the rest of the weekend. We had a few finishes that were a little less than stellar by our standards at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Sunday, so this helps us forget about those. What can I say. I have a great group of people who support this team and everything I do. This one was for them.”
Danny Dietrich, 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, or No. 29 pending on his schedule, entered competition at the world-famous, Williams Grove Speedway half-mile on two separate occasions throughout Labor Day weekend. Dietrich’s Williams Grove Speedway double resulted in a pair of top-ten finishes including a sixth place run during the Van May Tribute on Friday, September 1, followed by a seventh place finish during the Billy Kimmel Memorial on Sunday, September 3.
With the intent to score the largest payday in the history of Port Royal Speedway, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich will turn his focus back toward the Juniata County Fairgrounds, set to join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 on Friday and Saturday, September 8-9. Complete with back-to-back programs, Tuscarora 50 weekend will kick off on Friday, September 8, with a $5,000-to-win main event, followed by the 50-lap, $50,000-to-win finale on Saturday, September 9. Dietrich will enter the weekend as a two-time main event winner against Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2017, most recently at Williams Grove Speedway.
“We want this one,” Dietrich said regarding the 2017 Tuscarora 50. “We’ve been looking forward to this event since it was announced. We are all excited to get there.”
“Double-D” finished fifth during the 2016 Tuscarora 50, climbing forward from ninth on the the feature grid to do so.
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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.
2015 Wins: 16
2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway)
2017 Wins: 11 (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)
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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