Don Kreitz Jr
Second generation racer, Don Kreitz, Jr., did it his way as a driver/owner earning 200 sprint cars wins, including the 1986 $50,000 Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway.
He was also inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2015. After starting his career in the Modifieds at Big Diamond, Grandview and Reading in 1978 as a 16-year old and recording 13 wins, Donnie moved to the sprint cars in 1983 with the United Racing Club where he grabbed 8 club wins and won the group’s season championship along with Rookie of the Year honors.
That quickly led to a move to the 410 sprints and Don’s list of accomplishments from there is impressive including track championships at Selinsgrove (’85 and ’86), Williams Grove (’90, ’91, ’92 and ’93), Susquehanna (’92 and ’03) and the 1992 Central PA Overall title.
He amassed wins in 8 states including 10 World of Outlaw A-Mains, 2 WoO Preliminary features, 2 WoO II Gumout series features and 8 All Star Circuit of Champions main events.
Kreitz left the sprints for the first half of 1987 to run a NASCAR Busch Grand National car on both the national and the north series short tracks, recording 3 Top 10s before deciding to return to the sprinters.
Although lingering effects of a concussion led to his retirement in 2015, he has continued as an owner of a sprint car team that today includes his long-time mechanic Davey Brown and driver Lance Dewease.