Another Front Row Challenge For Pittman
OSKALOOSA, Iowa — Daryn Pittman picked up his second career Front Row Challenge victory Monday night at the Southern Iowa Speedway.
The Owasso, Okla., native drove the Pennsylvania based Heffner Racing No. 27, leading all 25 laps.
Pittman won the pole position by virtue of conquering the “King of the Hill” match race format, with his final victory coming at the hands of Brian Brown. Neither driver chose to take the front row challenge.
Pittman took off from the outset, leading Brown. With one lap in the books, Jason Meyers got sideways, collecting Brad Sweet, who retired. A pair of restarts failed to take, with the second claiming third place runner, Mark Dobmeier, who appeared to have something break, and slammed into the turn four wall. He was uninjured.
Once green, the restart saw Pittman leading Brown, Jonathan Allard, Ryan Bunton, Bryan Sebetto and Tim Kaeding.
The last 24 laps would go non-stop. Pittman wheeled out front with Brown in pursuit. At the halfway mark, Pittman had a straightway lead as he was getting through lapped traffic, over Brown, Bunton, Kaeding and 12th-starting Kyle Larson.
While Pittman extended his lead, and Brown secured second, Kaeding moved into third on lap 15, and he was followed by Larson. Larson would get by Kaeding a lap later for the show position.
Pittman won going away at the checkers, followed by Brown, Larson, Kaeding and Bunton.
David Gravel, hard-charger Kaley Gharst, James McFadden, Tasker Phillips and Paul McMahan rounded out the field.
Heat winners included Gravel, Brown and Sweet. Dobmeier registered quick time of the night at 15.404 seconds.
Daryn Pittman, Brian Brown, Kyle Larson, Tim Kaeding, Ryan Bunton, David Gravel, Kaley Gharst, James McFadden, Tasker Phillips, Paul McMahan, Trey Starks, Sheldon Haudenschild, Caleb Helms, Critter Malone, Jason Meyers, Greg Wilson, Cap Henry, Logan Shuchart, Jonathan Allard, Lee Grosz, Bryan Sebetto, Mark Dobmeier, Brad Sweet, Jeff Swindell, Dale Blaney, Tim Shaffer.
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