(Photo: Danny Dietrich during a start at Port Royal Speedway – Jason Walls Photo Credit)
Danny Dietrich aims for Dirt Classic win at Lincoln Speedway
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, PA (September 19, 2017) – Danny Dietrich has been close, finishing second in 2016 after leading five laps, but has yet to capture a Dirt Classic title at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway. After a year of waiting, the Gettysburg native will finally have another opportunity to collect the $20,000 top prize and become just the third Dirt Classic champion since its inaugural event in 2014.
Headlining action in the Pigeon Hills on Saturday, September 23, the 4th Annual Dirt Classic will feature Pennsylvania’s finest, as well as a few of the nation’s top-talented teams.
“We could say this about a lot of races, but we really want to win this one. We were close last year. We’ve been strong enough at Lincoln this year to know where we need to be and what we have to do. I think we have a great shot,” Dietrich said about the Dirt Classic, a winner of seven main events at Lincoln Speedway in 2017.
Before making the trip to Abbottstown, 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, will visit Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, September 22. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Tune-up will be the main attraction; a final test session for teams planning to enter the National Open on September 28-30.
Plans for Thursday, September 21, will be released later this week. A potential visit to Susquehanna (PA) Speedway is in the works.
Dietrich will enter the weekend with a pair of recent top-ten finishes to his credit, one of which against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the Jim Nace Memorial/National Open at Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway. The former All Star winner charged from 12th to finish seventh on Saturday night; his 13th top-ten finish of the 2017 season against “America’s Series.”
Other recent results include finishing seventh at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 15.
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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.
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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