Great Clips team picks up ninth win on the season, maintains second in season point standings
FULTON, N.Y. — July 23, 2014 — Daryn Pittman charged to his 11th win of the season Wednesday night at Fulton Speedway, as Sprakers, N.Y.-native Jessica Zemken scored her best ever World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series finish.
Pittman, who sits just 55 points out of the championship lead, said the win was the most uncomfortable he has had this season.
“I just knew we were going to get smoked,” Pittman said in victory lane. “I honestly thought we were going to go from the lead to fourth or fifth in a lap. I just didn’t know what to do. I was lost as a driver. The pace of the race just changed dramatically there.”
“I was good on top in one and two and when I could run the top in one and two that really helped me hit the top in three and four.”
Pittman said as he approached lapped traffic in his Great Clips #9, he noticed the cars were getting away from him.
“When I started running the bottom all the way around, I started making really bad laps in three and four on the bottom,” he said. “I just kept waiting for somebody to show me their nose… It’s an uncomfortable feeling as a driver when you’re doing the wrong thing on the racetrack and you just don’t know what to do. I was looking for the checkered about five laps before that and luckily it was just enough.”
Pittman credited his crew chief Kale Kahne for making substantial changes after his dash win to give him the car he needed at the end of the feature.