(Photo: Danny Dietrich working the topside at Port Royal Speedway – Jason Brown Motorsports Photography Credit)
Dietrich sixth in Tuscarora 50; Central PA triple next
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, PA (September 12, 2017) – Joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at the Port Royal “Speed Palace” on September 8-9, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich ended his recent weekend of competition with a pair of sixth place finishes, one of which during the 50th running of the Tuscarora 50 worth $50,000; the largest event in the history of Port Royal Speedway.
The entire weekend proved to be a success for the Gettysburg native, solidifying feature qualification on both nights by finishing no worse than second during his respective heat races. Despite falling to sixth by features end, Dietrich battled hard during the Tuscarora 50 finale on Saturday night, pressuring eventual winner, Lance Dewease, for the top spot until the pair entered traffic.
“It was a good weekend for our team. I can’t say enough about what we’ve been able to accomplish this year,” Dietrich explained, 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. 29. “The Tuscarora 50 is one race we really wanted. I thought maybe we were going to have a shot at it. It got away this year, but we’ll be even more ready next year when they award $51,000.”
A Central Pennsylvania triple-header on Friday through Sunday, September 15-17, stands next for Danny Dietrich; Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Sunday.
Highlighting the weekend in Central Pennsylvania will be the 35th Annual Jim Nace Memorial National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway. The Arctic Cat All Star sanctioned event will award a $8,000 top prize; the final event on Selinsgrove’s 2017 schedule. Dietrich is the defending Selinsgrove Speedway winner against Tony Stewart’s All Stars.
The Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway program on Sunday, September 17, is also sanctioned by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.
“The goal is to win all three,” Dietrich said. “I think we have a good shot. I have a great group who support me and help make that possible. I wouldn’t be where I am without them.”
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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.
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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