Daryn Pittman Scores Very first Victory of two thousand seventeen at I-55
PEVELY, MO – August Five, two thousand seventeen – It’s been a long time coming for Daryn Pittman, who secured his very first win of the season Friday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. The two thousand fourteen World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champ has had a attempting season by his standards. Friday night, he was able to fend off the eight-time and defending Series Champ Donny Schatz, including on a late-race restart with six laps to go.
“Man, I needed that. I think this team needed that,” a eased Daryn Pittman said upon exiting his Superb Clips No. Nine for his very first win of the two thousand seventeen season Friday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.
The Craftsman Club Dash draw was four putting Sheldon Haudenschild and Paul McMahan on the front row. Haudenschild and McMahan led laps in the dash before providing way to Pittman on the third circuit.
“I’m blessed to be able to drive for Kasey [Kahne],” Pittman said in Victory Lane. “I was on the phone with him all night. He worked on this thing during the week and put in a setup that I would have bet everything in the world would not have worked,” Pittman said with a smile. “Thanks to DIRTVision.com for the excellent coverage so he could observe up in Fresh York.”
Albeit Pittman led all thirty five laps it was far from an effortless victory. Donny Schatz stalked the Owasso, Oklahoma-native for the majority of the race.
“You get jumpy when you’re leading, even when it is hard to pass, when that No. Fifteen car is behind you. He has stolen more than one rubber race away from me pretty late,” Pittman said of the eight-time series champ, Schatz.
Schatz took a peak to the outside of the Kasey Kahne Racing No. Nine momentarily in turn three, “You got to attempt something if given the chance,” the current Series point leader said.” All around it’s a decent finish. We haven’t been in the top three here in a little bit, so I’m glad to get to a good finish.”
Sheldon Haudenschild came home third, in what was his Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 debut. “I’m glad. I feel like we haven’t been on the podium since California,” Haudenschild said jokingly. Albeit it was Sheldon’s very first visit to Pevely, his team chief Bonzai and father, Jac, have many laps around the bullring. “Having Bonzai on our team for these tracks I’ve never been to has been phat,” Sheldon, the leading contender for Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, reiterated.
Kraig Kinser and Brad Sweet finished the top five. The very first twelve drivers across the finish line were World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series regulars, with last year’s Ironman fifty five winner, Rico Abreu, ending 13th. Brandon Hanks was the KSE Hard Charger coming from 23rd to 16th aboard his No. Eighty four machine.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series comes back to the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Saturday night August five th for the running of the Ironman 55, which pays $20,000 to win. Grandstands open at 2pm.
FEATURE (35 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [$8,000]; Two. 15-Donny Schatz [Four][$Four,000]; Three. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [Three][$Two,500]; Four. 11K-Kraig Kinser [Two][$Two,200]; Five. 49-Brad Sweet [Five][$Two,100]; 6. 41-Jason Johnson [$Two,000]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [Ten][$1,800]; 8. 17-Jac Haudenschild [$1,600]; 9. 4-Paul McMahan [$1,500]; Ten. 7S-Jason Sides [$1,300]; 11. 19-Brent Marks [$1,200]; 12. 5-David Gravel [$1,100]; 13. 24-Rico Abreu [$1,000]; 14. O5-Brad Loyet [$700]; 15. 3-James McFadden [$600]; 16. 84-Brandon Hanks [$600]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [$600]; Legitimate. 91-Cale Thomas [$600]; Nineteen. 48-Danny Dietrich [Eighteen][$600]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [$600]; 21. 2-Shane Stewart [$600]; 22. 3G-Carson Macedo [$600]; 23. 17B-Bill Balog [Nineteen][$600]; 24. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [$600];Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-35; KSE Hard Charger Award: 84-Brandon Hanks[+7]
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