By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (November 18, 2019) – In terms of statistics, including overall win count, it is safe to assume that Danny Dietrich experienced nothing but success in 2019, but a closer look would reveal a different tale, a tale of tough luck and frustration during the final stretch of his season.
Despite a multi-week run of not-so appealing outcomes, Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing maintained composure and eventually snapped the rough spell on Saturday evening, November 16, at BAPS Motor Speedway, ultimately scoring the Sprint Showdown victory worth $10,000; the country’s final winged 410 sprint car event. The win was Dietrich’s first since August 30, simultaneously increasing his 2019 win count to 15.
Dietrich’s trip to victory lane commenced from the front row, utilizing the outside-pole position to eventually work around national invader and full-time Outlaw, Daryn Pittman. The winning move occurred on lap 19 with Dietrich mastering the high line to drive around the Roth Motorsports entry at the exit of turn two.
“That was a lot of fun. We needed that one,” Danny Dietrich said, 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. “The last few months have been pretty rough, but my team never gave up. It really makes you question everything when you have rough spells like that, but luckily I have a great team and a great car owner who didn’t allow me to give up. I’m already looking ahead to Florida.”
The BAPS Motor Speedway victory was Dietrich’s second of the year at the facility, his first since April 7.
Danny Dietrich will post updates regarding his 2020 season in the coming weeks. Fans should stay alert online, as well as on all of Dietrich’s social media channels.
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: 15 (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) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 11/16)
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. Won Sprint Showdown at BAPS Motor Speedway on Saturday, November 16; $10,000 payday.
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