(Photo: Danny Dietrich during the 2017 Williams Grove National Open – Paul Arch Photo Credit)
Dietrich experiences tough National Open weekend; Port Royal payday hangs ahead
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
GETTYSBURG, PA (October 2, 2017) – A weekend that ended shy of expectation, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich joined the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Williams Grove Speedway for the annual Champion Racing Oil National Open during the recent weekend, highlighting his three-day campaign with a charge from row 13 to finish 13th on Thursday, September 28.
Unfortunately for Dietrich, a pair of incidents kept the Gettysburg native from earning respectable finishes on Thursday evening during the Summer Nationals make-up feature, as well as during Friday night’s Champion Racing Oil National Open preliminary program. “Double-D” ultimately recovered and qualified for the $50,000-to-win, National Open finale on Saturday and finished 18th, earning a spot in the marquee event by transferring through his respective heat race.
“Not a lot to say, really. It wasn’t the weekend we wanted, but it is what it is,” Danny 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. 48. “All we can do now is put all of this behind us and move forward. We have plenty of racing left on our schedule. We’ll be ready for a little redemption during our visit to Port Royal Speedway in a few weeks.”
Danny Dietrich will rejoin the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Saturday evening, October 14, at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Entering the $10,000-to-win event with a dozen victories on the year, “Double-D” will hunt for his second “Speed Palace” triumph of the season next Saturday night, also claiming the Labor Day Classic victory worth $4,000 on Monday, September 4. It was Dietrich’s second consecutive Labor Day Classic win; his third in four years.
Dietrich’s schedule for Friday and Saturday, October 6-7, stands as uncertain. Plans for the upcoming weekend will be released via social media in the coming days.
“Not too sure what we have planned for this weekend,” Dietrich explained. “It will all kinda depend on what goes on this week. Regardless, we’ll be back on track. I can’t thank my guys enough for what they do for this race team. I have a great car owner and great supporters that allow a schedule like ours to happen. It’s tough at times, but we wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
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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. Rallied from 12th to finish seventh during Jim Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway on Saturday, September 16. Earned three consecutive top-ten finishes from September 21 to September 23; a victory at Susquehanna Speedway, tenth place finish at Williams Grove Speedway, and runner-up finish during Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic.
2015 Wins: 16
2016 Wins: 9 (Lincoln Speedway x2, Williams Grove Speedway x2, Selinsgrove Speedway x2, Susquehanna Speedway x2, Port Royal Speedway)
2017 Wins: 12 (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; Thursday Night Thunder at Susquehanna Speedway on September 21)
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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