Victory is third consecutive win for Kasey Kahne Racing
HANFORD, Calif. — April 11, 2014 — Cody Darrah drove Kasey Kahne Racing to its third consecutive World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory on Friday night at Kings Speedway.
Darrah slid in front of Joey Saldana coming out of turn two on lap 16, then held him off to the checkered flag to earn his first victory of the season. Darrah and his Ollie’s Bargain Outlets car becomes the third different KKR driver to win in the past three races, joining last weekend’s Calistoga feature winners Brad Sweet and Daryn Pittman.
“This win means so much for us, for my team,” said Darrah, of Red Lion, Pa. “First and foremost I’ve got to thank Kasey, he’s given me such an opportunity to come out here and drive this car. A couple of weeks ago he called me up and said if we don’t run any better we might have to pull off the road. We’re out here racing for more than a win, we’re racing for a job and to make him proud and show him we can do it.
“On these restarts I had a little more drive than Joey did. It’s hard to slide Joey Saldana, it’s hard to get through the next corner without getting slid again, but we did it.”
The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series finishes off its California Spring Break on Saturday night in Southern California at Perris Auto Speedway.