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Pittman Wins at Orange County for Third Straight Victory
Defending champ earns sixth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Win
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — May 18, 2014 — After sweeping the two events at Williams Grove Speedway, Daryn Pittman capped off a dominating 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, the 2013 series champion from Owasso, Okla. “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 points 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.
The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races into New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, N.J., on Tuesday night for the NAPA Auto Parts Outlaw Classic. The STP Sprint Cars end the week at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday night in Concord, N.C.
Stormy Scott completes USMTS hat trick at
Southern Oklahoma Speedway
ARDMORE, Okla. (May 17) -- Stormy Scott made it three in a row Saturday night as the USMTS Casey's Cup powered by Swan Energy invaded the Southern Oklahoma Speedway for the third and final night of a tripleheader in the Sooner State.
Louisiana's Cade Dillard drew the pole position and set the pace for three laps before Scott, who started seventh, blasted into the top spot on the 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval.
With the previous two nights as a history lesson, some may have headed for the parking lot to beat the traffic at this point but Johnny Scott, who started next to Stormy Scott in the fourth row, tracked down his older twin brother and seized control of the race with 15 laps in the books.
Never losing sight of the leader, however, Stormy Scott found his preferred line around the track and regained the lead eight laps later.
From there, the 2012 USMTS Rookie of the Year sailed comfortably to his third $2,000 payday in as many nights and his 25th win overall in a little more than two years of competition in the United States Modified Touring Series.
Johnny Scott remained second at the end of the 40-lapper, defending USMTS national champion Rodney Sanders finished third for the second straight night, Dillard held on for fourth to match his effort on Thursday night and Cody Smith rounded out the top five.
Chris Dawson was sixth, Kelly Shryock finished seventh, David Winslett earned an eighth-place finish, Bobby Malchus nabbed ninth and Tom Tillison Jr. completed the top 10.
Shryock, who started 19th on the 26-car grid, netted the Mesilla Valley Transportation Hard Charger Award for his efforts.
With the win, Stormy Scott unseated Sanders as the points leader and kept his hopes alive for a $100,000 payoff at season's end if he can win all four regions and the Hunt for the USMTS Casey's Cup powered by Swan Energy.
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