Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / DANNY DIETRICH RACING – GETTYSBURG, PA – Resulting in his first top-five finish of the year, and doing so in convincing fashion, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich helped kick-off the 2022 Pennsylvania open wheel season by joining some of the Posse’s finest, as well as a few not-so frequent Posse regulars, in Lincoln Speedway’s season-opening Icebreaker 30 on Sunday afternoon, February 27.
Certainly no stranger to the Pigeon Hills, the former Icebreaker champion would go on to finish fourth in the Pennsylvania lidlifter, rallying from the outside of row five to do so.
Activating the daylight program with a heat race victory, Dietrich’s fifth row starting position was the result of a feature redraw, eventually battling his way forward on a relatively wide and racey Lincoln surface.
Refusing to settle, “Double-D” did his best to outduel Anthony Macri for third, actually powering by the Macri Concrete No. 39M as the two-to-go signal was given. Macri would soon return the favor forcing Dietrich to settle for one spot off the podium.
“It felt good to get back to Lincoln. It’s tough to not be excited about racing in front of our Pennsylvania fans,” Danny Dietrich said, a one-time Lincoln Speedway winner in 2021 and driver of the 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. “Hats off to all of the track workers for getting this program in. It turned out to be a beautiful afternoon and I’m glad the track was able to take full advantage of that. We’ll be back next Saturday, so hopefully we can better ourselves by a few more positions and get that first win of the season.”
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing will continue their 2022 campaign with their first Central Pennsylvania double of the season, returning to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday afternoon, March 5, before visiting Port Royal Speedway for its $5,000-to-win season opener on Sunday, March 6. Lincoln’s program will begin at 3 p.m. with Port Royal’s program slated to begin at 2 p.m.