Three Straight For Daryn Pittman
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — After sweeping the two events at Williams Grove Speedway, Daryn Pittman capped off a dominant weekend by winning the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race on Sunday night at Orange County Fair Speedway.
“I need somebody to pinch me,” said Pittman. “This has been a whirlwind week. We struggled at Haubstadt (Ind.) and Wilmot (Wis.) last week and took a lot of blame on that myself and really needed to, as a team, come in here and run well and that was our goal. Never could we have dreamed that we would come up here and run as well as have.”
Just as he did Friday and Saturday nights at Williams Grove, Pittman led flag to flag. Helping his efforts in each win, including at Orange County, was his finishing position in the dash — and the random dash inversion.
“We’ve had a lot of luck,” Pittman said. “I think, hands down, we were the car to beat Friday night at Williams Grove. But Saturday and tonight the Dash draw obviously went our way. But like I said, the Great Clips team gave me a car good enough to take advantage of our starting spot and stay up front.”
Pittman’s three wins over the weekend pushed him to the point lead following Saturday night’s event in Williams Grove. Following Orange County, he has extended his lead over second place Joey Saldana to 12 points. Just 56 points separate the top four drivers — Pittman, Saldana, Donny Schatz and Paul McMahan — in the fight for the championship.
After coming out on top in the Dash, Pittman and Saldana led the field to the checkered flag at Orange County, followed by Schatz, Steve Kinser and Cody Darrah.