Daryn Pittman’s 2015 Leads Him Into World Finals Fourth in the Championship Standings
Bad Boy Buggies World Finals kicks off in just four days
From the drop of the green flag in 2015, Daryn Pittman was poised to pounce on another World of Outlaws championship. He kicked off the season in February at Volusia Speedway Park by firing the first shot, scoring an epic last lap of pass of Donny Schatz to become the first winner of the year.
As the series worked its way down the west coast, Pittman kept up the championship pressure. At Antioch Speedway, he battled Paul McMahan. Thirty laps later, it was Pittman celebrating in victory lane.
“This is for my crew — this Great Clips team is just incredible,” Pittman said. “You know how good of a race team you’re part of when … you go to race tracks that aren’t part of my forte and places I don’t normally excel at and they continuously give me cars that are capable of going out and winning with.”
A scary crash followed in the next event, forcing Pittman to prove his resiliency as he overcame adversity and powered back toward the front. With his No. 9 Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb crew of Kale Kahne, Josh Heidkamp and Kolten Gouse at his side, it was not long before Pittman was back in contention.
He returned to a familiar place in victory lane at New Egypt Speedway. Pittman has three straight wins at the track dating back to 2013.
“You work for all these wins,” Pittman said. “None of these are given to you I don’t care where you start. Stats say we started on the pole and he started ninth but these races are hard to win and we haven’t done it for a really long time.”
North of the border, he parked his car on the front stretch at Castrol Raceway.
When the World of Outlaws returned to Antioch Speedway, Pittman made it a clean sweep of the track in 2015 after holding off Joey Saldana and Tyler Walker.
Through a long season that saw its high and low points, Pittman and his KKR team powered through and continued to prove why they are among the best.
Pittman heads into Bad Boy Buggies World Finals, just four days away, fourth in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship standings.
Wins – 5
Top-Fives – 29
Top-10s – 53
Quicktimes – 3
Points – 9,549