World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
PITTMAN SURGES LATE IN THRILLING WIN AT SKAGIT
Alger, WA – September Two, two thousand seventeen – Former World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Champ Daryn Pittman is hitting stride and that is not a good sign for the rest of the competition. A night after being collected in an accident going for the lead, Pittman convincingly charged forward late to pocket $12,000 in the Outlaw Energy Showdown at Skagit Speedway. David Gravel picked up KSE Hard Charger honors ending 2nd with Brad Sweet completing the podium.
In open air, Jason Johnson set a torrid rhythm. Timely caution flags helped Johnson led the very first thirty four laps before providing way to Pittman on the 35th circuit. The longer the race stayed under Green Flag conditions, the better Pittman was. Pittman`s surge to the front happened in a matter of laps. With the top five cars under a blanket, Pittman surged from fourth to the lead in a span of six laps around the taut Trio/10th racing surface.
«Man, I can`t say enough about this Superb Clips team. I messed up early and kept losing catches sight of on those restarts,» Pittman said upon exiting his Kasey Kahne Racing No.9 machine.
One of the fattest storylines of the two thousand seventeen World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series was Pittman having no wins heading into the month of August. Now, Pittman has three wins – the most of any driver since August – to his credit. «I`m not sure I`ve ever had more joy driving this race car. It`s rapid every time it hits the track,» a relaxed Pittman said in a uncommon appearance racing in front of his friends and family.
Pittman excelled in turns three and four after getting a big run down the brief backstretch. I eyed Jason [Johnson] was fighting in traffic. When I got in opening in [turn] three and four, I took it and fortunately it was good enough to hold on,» the Owasso, OK native said about his race-winning pass.
As Pittman made his charge to the lead, Gravel was identically as rapid coming from fifth to 2nd in a span of three laps. By the time Gravel reached 2nd on lap 38, Pittman had already extended a sizeable lead. «We were able to truly charge at the end. Very first through sixth was a hell of a battle and a lot of joy as a race car driver. Just blessed to end the race on a good note,» Gravel said.
Brad Sweet and Johnson lodged for third and fourth respectively with Donny Schatz completing the top five. Shane Stewart, Sheldon Haudenschild, Jason Sides, Paul McMahan and Logan Schuchart finished the all World of Outlaws regular top ten. There was an open crimson for a fuel leakage on lap fifteen after Skagit three hundred sixty Sprint Car points leader Robbie Price had nowhere to go after Clyde Knipp and Jacob Allen got together battling. All three were uninjured in the accident.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series stays in Washington with an appearance at the Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma on Labor Day – Monday, September 4th. For information on the Grays Harbor event, click here.
Abbreviated Results from Skagit Speedway September Two, 2017:
Feature (40 Laps): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [Five][$12,000]; Two. 5-David Gravel [$Five,700]; Trio. 49-Brad Sweet [Trio][$Three,500]; Four. 41-Jason Johnson [$Three,000]; Five. 15-Donny Schatz [Two][$Two,600]; 6. 2-Shane Stewart [Four][$Two,400]; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [$Two,300]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides [$Two,200]; 9. 4-Paul McMahan [$Two,150]; Ten. 1S-Logan Schuchart [$Two,100]; 11. 35-Jamie Veal [$1,600]; 12. 18S-Jason Solwold [Ten][$1,350]; 13. 17-Jac Haudenschild [$1,300]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [$1,200]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [$1,100]; 16. 19-Brent Marks [$1,000]; 17. 44W-Austen Wheatley [$900]; Legitimate. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [$850]; Nineteen. 59-Eric Fisher [Nineteen][$800]; 20. 26-Tayler Malsam [Legitimate][$800]; 21. 1A-Jacob Allen [$800]; 22. 13-Clyde Knipp [$800]; 23. 21P-Robbie Price [$800]; 24. 11EH-Marc Duperron [$800]; Lap Leaders: Jason Johnson 1-34, Daryn Pittman 35-40, KSE Hard Charger Award: 5-David Gravel[+6]
Qualifying : 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 11.438; Two. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.453; Three. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.468; Four. 7S-Jason Sides, 11.539; Five. 5-David Gravel, 11.553; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.635; 7. 35-Jamie Veal, 11.696; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.698; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.711; Ten. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.721; 11. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.773; 12. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 11.776; 13. 18S-Jason Solwold, 11.815; 14. 19-Brent Marks, 11.837; 15. 4-Paul McMahan, 11.853; 16. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 11.922; 17. 59-Eric Fisher, 11.952; Eighteen. 26-Tayler Malsam, 11.972; Nineteen. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.984; 20. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.013; 21. 21P-Robbie Price, 12.066; 22. 13-Clyde Knipp, 12.192; 23. 11EH-Marc Duperron, 12.332; 24. 5X-Brian Boswell, 12.336; 25. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.349
CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Marc Duperron; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): David Gravel; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jason Sidesl; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Jamie Veal; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jac Haudenschild; Super Flow ($50 cash): Greg Wilson; Craftsman Club ($100 cash): Jason Johnson, Brad Sweet, Shane Stewart, Daryn Pittman, Jason Sidesl; Sears ($100): N/A; KSE Hard Charger: David Gravel; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Daryn Pittman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Brent Marks; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen.
- Donny Schatz – seventeen (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. Nineteen, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. Nineteen, LoneStar Speedway on March Trio, The Filth Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Mud Track at Las Vegas on March Ten, Thunderbowl Raceway on March Legitimate, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May Five, eighty one Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13, Knoxville Raceway on June Ten, Granite City on June 20, Filth Oval at Route sixty six on June 27, Dakota State Fair Speedway on July 1, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Lernerville Speedway on July Legal, Knoxville Raceway on August twelve (NP), Sea Cities Speedway on August Legitimate
- David Gravel – thirteen (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May Nineteen, Fresh Egypt Speedway on May 24, Sea Cities Speedway on June 16, Attica Raceway Park on July 11, Hartford Speedway on July 28, Wilmot Raceway on July 29, August twenty at Nodak Speedway
- Shane Stewart – six (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 29, West Liberty Raceway on June 23, Beaver Dam Raceway on June 24, Black Hills Speedway on August 25, Skagit Speedway on September 1)
- Brad Sweet – four (Stockton Mess Track on March 25, Demon’s Cup on April 15, Jackson Motorplex on June Three, Knoxville Raceway on June 9)
- Kerry Madsen – four (Jackson Motorplex on June Two, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 7, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Eldora Speedway on July 13)
- Logan Schuchart – four (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12, Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, Ohsweken Speedway on July 25)
- Jason Johnson – three (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Satan’s Cup on April 14, Crimson Sea Valley Speedway on August Nineteen)
- Daryn Pittman – three (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on August Four, Billings Motorsports Park on August 26, Skagit Speedway on September 2nd)
- Brian Brown – one (Cocopah Speedway on April 7)
- Rico Abreu – one (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
- Parker Price-Miller – one (Tri-State Speedway on May 14)
- Ian Madsen – one (Jackson Motorplex on June 1)
- Kyle Larson – one (Eagle Raceway on June 13)
- Kraig Kinser – one (Deer Creek Speedway on July 6)
- Christopher Bell – one (Eldora Speedway on July 14)
- Brock Zearfoss – one (Williams Grove Speedway on July 21
Unoffical World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Point Standings – September Two, 2017