By Fully Injected Motorsports:

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (October 24, 2022) – Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing may not have been victorious in Williams Grove Speedway’s annual National Open featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, but the team ultimately won the track’s war, utilizing a rally from 19th to solidify not only a top-ten outcome, but also clinch Williams Grove Speedway’s track championship.

Dietrich, driver of Gary Kauffman’s Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, No. 48 sprint car, finished eighth in the $75,000-to-win National Open, the exact position needed to clinch The Grove’s title. It was a second-ever championship for the Gettysburg native, as well as a second-ever championship for Gary Kauffman, securing the feat by just ten points over Salfordville’s Freddie Rahmer. Dietrich accomplished his first Williams Grove championship in 2019.

In total, Dietrich raced to 15 top-ten finishes at Williams Grove in 2022 while competing in 20 of the 24 main events contested.

The National Open top-ten also gave Dietrich a sense of redemption, as he was on pace to win one night prior at BAPS Motor Speedway, that until a late race incident resulting in a multi-car pileup ended all potential. Accidental contact by another competitor during the late restart was the catalyst.

“An up and down weekend, for sure, but to rebound for a championship is exactly what we were working toward,” Dietrich stated. “Hats off to this entire team. Our consistency and ability to put ourselves in great positions clinched this title for us. I want to thank Gary Kauffman and all of our partners, as well. They allow us the opportunity to race the type of schedule that we do and we owe them everything.”

Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will conclude their 2022 campaign with Bridgeport Speedway’s SprintOberfest on Friday through Sunday, October 28-30. The weekend will cap with a $15,000-to-win finale.

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 Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made Racing, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, East Park Automotive Inc., RV 4 Wheel Drive & Performance Automotive Inc, Bollinger Construction, Blud Lubricants. 


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2022 Gary Kauffman Racing Statistics:
Top-5s: 51
Top-10s: 66
Wins: 14

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 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, Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship

2020 Wins: 13 (Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker – February 22) (Monarch Motor Speedway – All Stars – June 12) (Lincoln Speedway – Kevin Gobrecht Memorial – June 27) (Selinsgrove Speedway – Jan Opperman Memorial – June 28) (Williams Grove Speedway – July 31) (Lincoln Speedway – August 1) (Trail-Way Speedway – August 2) (Lincoln Speedway – Hank Gentzler Memorial- August 8) (Lincoln Speedway – August 22) (Grandview Speedway – All Stars – August 27) (Lincoln Speedway x2 – Bob Leiby Memorial – September 5) (Lincoln Speedway – Season Finale – October 17)

2020 Championships: Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Championship 

2021 Wins: 6 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/13) (Sharon Speedway | All Stars: 6/15) (Selinsgrove Speedway | 75th Anniversary Race: 7/20) (BAPS Motor Speedway | All Stars: 8/29) (Port Royal Speedway | Labor Day Classic: 9/6) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 9/16)

2021 Championships: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek

2022 Highlights: Finished 11th against All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park on Monday, February 14. Finished fourth (from tenth) in Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker 30. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in starts at Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6 (finished fourth in each start). Secured three top-ten finishes in three tries on March 18-20; eighth at Williams Grove Speedway on March 18, third at Lincoln Speedway on March 19, and hard-charged from 17th to finish fourth at Port Royal Speedway on March 20. Earned first victory of 2022 during Lincoln Speedway visit on March 26; started tenth and took the lead in 16 laps. Won second feature of season at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, April 2; charged ahead from tenth. Finished third in Lincoln Speedway’s $6,900-to-win Weldon Sterner Memorial Spring Championship on Saturday, April 9. Finished fifth at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 15. Won third Lincoln Speedway feature of 2022 on April 16; started eighth. Highlighted weekend with third-place finish during All Star competition at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 23. Hard charged to finish seventh in Port Royal Speedway’s Keith Kauffman Classic on Saturday, April 24; he started 21st. Rallied from 17th to second at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 29. Won fourth Lincoln Speedway victory of 2022 season on Saturday, April 30; started eighth. Finished eighth from 18th in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash (WoO) on Wednesday, May 11. Finished 11th from 24th in Williams Grove Speedway’s Morgan Cup finale (WoO) on Saturday, May 14. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes during action at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21; finished third and fifth, respectively. Finished third at Selinsgrove Speedway on Thursday, May 26. Finished third and ninth during Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial All Star Circuit of Champions doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29. Earned back-to-back victories at Williams Grove Speedway ($5,500) and Lincoln Speedway ($19,000 – Steve Smith Tribute) on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4. Finished second at Path Valley Speedway on Sunday, June 5. Capped Ohio Sprint Speedweek (All Star Circuit of Champions) with a pair of victories, Attica Raceway Park and Limaland Motorsports Park, and finished third in the final standings. Capped Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek with six top-ten finishes and four top-five finishes; won Speedweek finale at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, July 3. Finished third at Williams Grove Speedway (from 16th) on Friday, July 8. Finished second with World of Outlaws at Port Royal Speedway (7/20) and Williams Grove Speedway (7/23). Earned tenth victory of the season during BAPS Motor Speedway’s Kevin Gobrecht Classic on Sunday, July 24. Earned 11th victory of 2022 season during Port Royal Speedway’s Living Legends Dream Race on Saturday, July 30 (second feature of two). Finished fourth (from 12th) at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, August 6. Finished second with All Stars at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, on Friday, August 19. Finished sixth with All Stars at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York, on Saturday, August 20. Swept Williams Grove Speedway’s Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s for $4,000 each. Finished fourth at Bloomsburg Fair Raceway on August 24. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Kramer Klash on August 27. Earned three consecutive podium finishes in starts at Williams Grove Speedway (2nd), Port Royal Speedway (2nd), and Selinsgrove Speedway (3rd) on September 2-4. Finished third in Port Royal Speedway’s $60,000-to-win Tuscarora 50 on Saturday, September 10. Finished fifth in BAPS Motor Speedway’s Dirt Classic Qualifier on September 15. Finished fifth in Williams Grove Speedway’s Dirt Classic Qualifier on September 16. Finished third in Williams Grove Speedway’s Outlaw Tuneup on September 23. Finished second in Selinsgrove Speedway’s National Open on September 24. Finished fourth in Lincoln Speedway’s Brian Montieth Classic on Thursday, October 6. Finished sixth in Port Royal Speedway’s Nittany Showdown finale, featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, on Saturday, October 8. Scored 14th victory of 2022 in Lincoln Speedway’s Night of Champions on Saturday, October 15. Charged from 19th to eighth in Williams Grove Speedway’s National Open; simultaneously locked up 2022 Williams Grove Speedway track title.

2022 Wins: 14 (Lincoln Speedway: 3/26), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/2), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/16), (Lincoln Speedway: 4/30), (Williams Grove Speedway: 6/3), (Lincoln Speedway – Steve Smith Tribute [$19,000]: 6/4) (Attica Raceway Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/10) (Limaland Motorsports Park | Ohio Sprint Speedweek: 6/17) (Selinsgrove Speedway – PA Sprint Speedweek Finale | Opperman-Bogar-Heintzelman Memorial [$10,099]: 7/3) (BAPS Motor Speedway: 7/24) (Port Royal Speedway | Living Legends Dream Race: 7/30) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Williams Grove Speedway | All Stars | Jack Gunn Memorial: 8/26) (Lincoln Speedway | Night of Champions: 10/15)


Photo Credit: Williams Grove Speedway
Tyler Altmeyer