Racer Of The Day: Don Kreitz Jr.

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Don Kreitz Jr. at speed at Williams Grove Speedway. (Julia Johnson Photo)
Don Kreitz Jr. at speed at Williams Grove Speedway. (Julia Johnson Photo)

With most of the motorsports world on hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve decided to highlight some of the sport’s legends on a daily basis. We begin each story within the pages of National Speed Sport News.

According to the April 20, 1988 issue of National Speed Sport News, sprint car racer Don Kreitz Jr. won features on consecutive nights at Pennsylvania’s Selinsgrove and Susquehanna Speedways.

Those were two of more than 200 victories during an illustrious career that ended in 2015. Ironically, Kreitz was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame earlier that year.

Kreitz won four track championships at Pennsylvania’s Williams Grove Speedway and the Sinking Springs, Pa., native earned 12 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series triumphs during his career.

His biggest victory came when he won the Kings Royal at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway in 1987. It was one of 17 victories that season.

Kreitz has also won Williams Grove’s National Open and the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway.

Kreitz continues to field his familiar No. 69k sprint car with fellow Hall of Famer Lance Dewease at the controls.