(Photo: Danny Dietrich in action at Port Royal Speedway – Jason Brown Motorsports Photography Credit)
Danny Dietrich scores runner-up finish during Port Royal’s Dream Race; Ironman 55 next
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (July 31, 2018) – Once again, Danny Dietrich is heading west during the early weeks of August, anxious to join the Greatest Show On Dirt during starts in Missouri and Iowa, first visiting the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., on Friday and Saturday, August 3 & 4. Known as the Ironman 55, the 2018 edition will feature back-to-back full programs awarding $20,000 to the main event winners. Each feature will be 55 laps in distance.
“I’m excited to get back to Pevely. It should be a lot of fun,” Danny Dietrich explained, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell’s Whitetails/Hickory Run Orchards/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “We don’t get to race on many ovals shaped like I-55. Hopefully we can make good things happen during our trip west. A few, good starts in Pevely would give us some positive momentum heading into the Nationals.”
Danny Dietrich’s trip west will ultimately end with Knoxville Nationals competition at the Sprint Car Capital of the World – Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.
Recent results for “Double-D” include finishing second during the annual Living Legends Dream Race at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, July 28. Dietrich led a portion of the $10,000-to-win program before giving up the top spot to eventual winner, Lance Dewease, on lap 12. Forced to battle with Brock Zearfoss for one of two remaining podium positions, Dietrich hung on to claim second at the final checkers, followed by Zearfoss. The podium finish bumped Dietrich’s top-five count to 24 on the season.
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 July 31, 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.
2018 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/10, 4/21, 6/30, 7/2, 7/14) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/8) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/5, 7/7) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/1)
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