(Photo: Danny Dietrich during start at Port Royal Speedway – Foto Bomb Photo Credit)
Dietrich aims for Tuscarora 50 gold after consistent Labor Day weekend
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (September 4, 2018) – Danny Dietrich’s Labor Day weekend was productive, to say the least, not only earning back-to-back top-five finishes during action at Port Royal Speedway, but also earning a positive supply of momentum that will prove useful during the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50 in less than a week.
Dietrich, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing No. 48 entry who flew the Weikert Livestock colors during action over Labor Day weekend, finished third and fourth, respectively, during his recent visits to the ‘Speed Palace,’ kicking things off with a third place performance during the Juniata County Fair opener on Saturday, September 1. ‘Double-D’ returned on Monday afternoon, September 3, and finished fourth; the result of a hard charge from the outside of row seven.
“We debuted a new car this weekend. Things are looking good so far,” Dietrich said, who owns nine victories in Central Pennsylvania thus far in 2018. “The Tuscarora 50 is a big one. Not only is there a lot of money on the line, but just the history and fame alone makes it very appealing. Hopefully we can put our notes to good use this weekend and earn that big payday for all of our fans and supporters.”
Up next on the schedule, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will return to the Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ this Friday and Saturday, September 7 & 8, and join the All Star Circuit of Champions for the historic 51st running of the Tuscarora 50. Complete with two, full, All Star Circuit of Champions programs, the weekend will be highlighted with the 50-lap, $51,000-to-win, Tuscarora 50 main event on Saturday evening, September 8. Action will ignite, officially, on Friday evening with the $5,000-to-win Night Before the Tuscarora 50.
‘Double-D’ finished sixth during the 50th running of the Tuscarora 50 in 2017, an event that awarded $50,000.
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, 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 September 4, 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.
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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