By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (October 7, 2019) – Despite contact with infield tires erasing all possibility for a $65,000 top prize on Saturday, ultimately slowing to a stop with 26 laps checked off the counter, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich opened his National Open campaign at Williams Grove Speedway with a top-ten performance on Friday, bouncing ahead from 11th to finish sixth against the World of Outlaws, now with six top-ten performances against the Series in 2019.
Although not a victor at The Grove during National Open weekend, Dietrich, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/ Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car, did leave Mechanicsburg as a champion, clinching the 2019 Williams Grove Speedway track championship for the first time in his career.
“It was a great weekend for our team no matter how you look at it. We didn’t get the big prize on Saturday, but to finally cap off our Williams Grove Speedway track championship says a lot and we are proud as hell,” Danny Dietrich said, with car owner, Gary Kauffman, also collecting a first-ever track title. “Williams Grove Speedway has a lot of history and I’m proud to officially be a part of that history in a big way. I think the plan is to try again next year. We’ll see what happens.”
Danny Dietrich will enjoy a weekend away from competition before returning to the seat on Saturday, October 19, at Port Royal Speedway.
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, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, 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 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)
|2019 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:|
2019 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/16) (Williams Grove Speedway: 3/29) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 4/7) (Port Royal Speedway: 4/20) (Bridgeport Speedway [WoO]: 5/21) (Port Royal Speedway: 5/25) (Williams Grove Speedway: 5/31) (Weedsport Speedway [ASCoC]: 6/9) (Lincoln Speedway: 6/15) (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/21) (Orange County Fair Speedway [ASCoC]: 7/13) (Williams Grove Speedway: 7/19) (Lincoln Speedway: 8/17) (Williams Grove Speedway: 8/30)
2019 Championships: Williams Grove Speedway Track Championship
2019 Highlights: Finished third during Lincoln Speedway’s Icebreaker on March 10. Earned victory at Lincoln Speedway on March 16, runner-up finish at Williams Grove Speedway on March 17. Earned victory number two during action at Williams Grove Speedway on March 29. Climbed from dead last to finish sixth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, March 30. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 6. Earned season win number three at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 7. Finished second during All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Virginia Motor Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Thursday and Saturday, April 11 & 13, respectively. Charged from eighth to win at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 20; fourth victory of the season and fourth different track. Finished fourth at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 27. Earned podium finishes at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, May 11; second during Outlaw tune-up and third during make-up event from Saturday, May 4. Scored back-to-back podium finishes during World of Outlaws competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18. Won World of Outlaws main event at Bridgeport (N.J.) Speedway on May 21. Finished second during Lynn Paxton Tribute at Williams Grove Speedway on May 24. Won Bob Weikert Memorial opener at Port Royal Speedway on May 25. Finished second during Bob Weikert Memorial finale at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Won seventh main event of 2019 with last corner pass at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, May 31. During four-day stretch, scored five top-ten finishes including All Star victory at Weedsports Speedway on Sunday, June 9; finished seventh at BAPS Motor Speedway on Thursday, June 6, second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 7, sixth and second, respectively, during Twin 20s action at Port Royal on June 8. Won at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, June 15. Won at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, June 21. Finished second during Lincoln Speedway start on Saturday, June 22. Ended PA Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes, third in final Speedweek standings. Earned three consecutive podium finishes on July 12-14; third at Williams Grove Speedway, All Star Circuit of Champions win at Orange County Fair Speedway, and third place finish at Lebanon Valley Speedway, also with All Star Circuit of Champions. Scored 12th win of the season during Mitch Smith Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on July 19. Scored back-to-back top-ten finishes at Williams Grove Speedway during World of Outlaws Summer Nationals; fifth and seventh, respectively. Finished second during Port Royal Speedway’s Dream Race. Qualified for Capitani Classic at Knoxville Raceway [77 cars entered]. Finished ninth during Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway on Monday, August 5. Earned three consecutive top-five finishes during action on August 16-19; fifth at Williams Grove Speedway, won at Lincoln Speedway and second at Trail-Way Speedway. Finished third at Grandview Speedway on August 22. Finished sixth during second Jack Gunn Memorial feature at Williams Grove Speedway on August 23. Earned Keith Kauffman Tribute victory at Williams Grove Speedway on August 30. Finished second during fair opener at Port Royal Speedway on August 31. Finished fifth with All Stars at Bedford Speedway on September 5. Finished fourth during $52,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on September 7. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, September 13, and eighth at Selinsgrove Speedway during Jim Nace Memorial/National Open on Saturday, September 14. Earned back-to-back runner-up finishes during All Star action at Lincoln Speedway and Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 & 22. Finished sixth at Williams Grove Speedway on September 27. Finished second at Lincoln Speedway on September 28. Finished sixth during Williams Grove Speedway National Open preliminary on October 4.
Photo Credit: Jason Brown
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