Keith Kauffman, by the numbers
308: Career racing wins, including sprint cars and late models.
305: Career sprint car wins.
129: Sprint car wins at Port Royal Speedway.
51: Sprint car wins at Williams Grove Speedway.
34: Most wins in a season.
32: Number of different sprint cars raced.
24: All Star Circuit of Champions wins
24: Sprint car wins at Susquehanna Speedway Park.
15: Most feature wins in a season at Port Royal.
13: Most feature wins in a season at Williams Grove.
13: Track championships at Port Royal.
12: Sprint car wins at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway.
8: World of Outlaws feature wins.
3: Mitch Smith Memorial wins at Williams Grove.
3: Wins at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.
2: Labor Day Classic wins at Port Royal.
2: Tuscarora 50 wins at Port Royal.
2: Track championships at Williams Grove.
1: Pennsylvania Speedweek championship (1996 – Bob Stewart No. 12)
1: Western Pennsylvania Speedweek championship (1997)
1: Ohio Speedweek championship (1987)
1: Third-place finish in the first ever Historical Big One ($100,000 to win) at Eldora Speedway.
1: USAC Champ Car win at Nazareth Speedway in 1983.
First Race: In 1970 at Port Royal Speedway driving his own blue No. 2. Kauffman owned his own cars for the first 10 years he raced.
First Win: East Windsor Speedway in New Jersey in 1976 in a race promoted by the late Hall of Famer Jack Gunn.
Most Money Won: Numerous 10, 12 and $15,000 wins.
Most memorable win: The first Tuscarora 50 he won at Port Royal in 1978 driving his own car. His primary motor broke and he drove home and put in a spare that was smaller than the normal cubic inch size for a sprint car engine at the time (312). He returned just in time to make the consolation. Had it not been for a wreck on the first lap, Kauffman wouldn’t have made it. He qualified through the consolation and started at the back. He drove through the field and passed Steve Smith on the final lap for the win.
“That was a major deal,” he said. “We got lucky enough to get the motor changed. You didn’t change motors a lot back then. That was something you didn’t do.”
Biggest win: “Anytime you win a race, that’s the neat part, and that’s why we do this. Any of the bigger races. There’s a lot of them. It’s hard to pick one out.”
– Compiled by Todd Heintzelman