(Photo: Danny Dietrich during Tuscarora 50 action – Michael Fry Photo Credit)
Danny Dietrich recovers for top-ten during 51st Tuscarora 50
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (October 29, 2018) – Danny Dietrich’s 2018 season is officially in the books.
Although concluding the year off of the podium, Dietrich’s performance during the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway was impressive, ultimately rallying from an early race flat to finish well inside the top-ten. For Dietrich, the top-ten performance propelled his season total to 52, 33 of which inside the top-five. In addition, the driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing machine earned ten victories in 2018, most recently scoring a mark in the win column during action at BAPS Motor Speedway.
Including his BAPS triumph in September, Dietrich amassed two wins at the York Haven oval this season, also accumulating victories during starts at Lincoln Speedway (5), Port Royal Speedway (2), and Williams Grove Speedway (1).
“The second-half of our season was frustrating at times, but we still managed to put together a lot of great results,” Danny Dietrich said. “I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work and support in 2018. I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish. We went through a lot this season, from happiness to heartache, but it was a great ride. All we can do now is begin rebuilding for next year.”
Danny Dietrich finished seventh on Sunday afternoon at Port Royal Speedway and earned his way into the 50-lap, $51,000-to-win program by winning his respective heat race. With track conditions playing in his favor, Dietrich was in contention to win the big payday, only to be denied on lap 17 by a cut tire. Dietrich returned to the speedway to finish the event, eventually battling his way forward for a top-ten performance.
“I think we were going to be OK, but that’s just how our luck has been,” Dietrich continued. “All we can do now is move forward and work to win it next year.”
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, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.
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|2018 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics: (thru October 29, 2018)|
2018 Highlights: Earned three top-ten finishes against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 during trip to Florida in early February, all highlighted with a seventh place finish at Volusia (Fla.) Speedway Park. Earned win at Lincoln Speedway on 3/10 worth $3,500. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway during Sprint Spring Championship ($5,000). Earned pair of seventh place finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on April 6-7. Picked up second win of 2018 at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 8. Finished third with All Star Circuit of Champions at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 13. Finished eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 20. Earned third victory of season on Saturday, April 21, at Lincoln Speedway. Rallied from 12th to finish sixth during Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 28. Finished fifth during World Championship preliminary feature on Friday, April 27. Earned runner-up performance at Williams Grove Speedway on May 4. Earned fourth win of season on Saturday, May 5, at Port Royal Speedway. Finished second during WoO Tuneup at Williams Grove Speedway on May 11. Finished sixth during Bob Weikert Memorial finale ($10,000-to-win) at Port Royal Speedway. Earned first Williams Grove Speedway victory of the season on Friday, June 1. Earned four consecutive top-ten finishes from June 7-10, three of which during All Star Circuit of Champions competition in New York. Highlighted Ohio Sprint Speedweek with three top-ten finishes, one being a third place finish at Sharon Speedway on June 19. Earned three victories during PA Sprint Speedweek; two at Lincoln Speedway and one at Port Royal Speedway. Earned a combined seven top-ten finishes during PA Sprint Speedweek. Earned ninth victory of season from 11th during Lincoln Speedway make-up feature on Saturday, July 14. Finished second during Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race ($10,000) on Saturday, July 28. Finished third during Mansfield’s Great Lakes Dirt Nationals on August 11. Finished sixth at Lincoln Speedway during non-stop 25-lap feature on August 18. Finished sixth against All Stars at Grandview Speedway during Thunder Cup on August 23. Hard charged from 21st to finish ninth against All Stars at BAPS Motor Speedway on August 26. Finished third during Juniata County Fair opener at Port Royal Speedway. Charged from 14th to 4th during Labor Day Classic at Port Royal Speedway. Finished ninth against All Stars during Selinsgrove Speedway’s National Open. Charged from 14th to sixth during Lernerville’s Commonwealth Clash (WoO) on September 22. Declared winner at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, September 20. Scored top-five finishes at Williams Grove Speedway on October 5; third during regular show, fifth during Al Hamilton Tribute. Finished fourth during Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic 5 on October 6. Scored trio of top-ten finishes during action on October 12 & 13; third at Port Royal Speedway, second at Lincoln, and eighth at BAPS Motor Speedway. Rallied for top-ten finish (seventh) during 51st Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway.
2018 Wins: 10 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8, 9/20) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)
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