Daryn Pittman Aims to Carry His Winning Momentum to SoCal Showdown on Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway

 

Defending World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car champ seeks third win of 2014

 

LAKE PERRIS, Calif. – April 9, 2014 – Daryn Pittman is coming off his second World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win of the season on Sunday night at Calistoga Speedway, and after Friday night’s race at Kings Speedway in Hanford, he is headed down the California coast to the SoCal Showdown on Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway, a track where he’s won twice before, including last year.

 

Pittman and the entire Kasey Kahne Racing organization are definitely on a high right now, sweeping the podium at Calistoga on Sunday and picking up both victories, with Brad Sweet earning the win last Saturday night.

 

By no means will a repeat be easy for the defending series champion. Joey Saldana, the 2012 winner at Perris, is certainly closing in on his first win of the season after setting a track record in qualifying and posting back-to-back top-five finishes last weekend at Calistoga. Then there’s Kerry Madsen, a 2007 winner at Perris who has been racing with renewed passion this season that has him in the top-five in the championship standings with a win last month at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif.

 

Two drivers seeking their first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series feature victories at Perris are five-time champion Donny Schatz and 20-time “King of the Outlaws” Steve Kinser.

 

Schatz reclaimed the overall championship points lead at Calistoga. He heads Friday to Kings Speedway in Hanford with a one-point lead over Pittman.

For Kinser, this will be the last time he races at Perris with World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship implications. Kinser is competing in 2014 on his “Salute to the King” tour marking his final run at a 21st Outlaw crown. There’s little doubt he’d like to notch a victory at Perris before taking his final checkered flag on the road.

 

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Kings Speedway is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record is 12.293 seconds by Joey Saldana on Feb. 23, 2001

Previous winners at Kings Speedway:

2013 – Donny Schatz on April 12

2003 – Tim Kaeding on Feb. 21

2002 – Danny Lasoski on Feb. 22

2001 – Andy Hillenburg on Feb. 23, Stevie Smith on Aug. 28

2000 – Johnny Herrera on Feb. 25, Joey Saldana on Sept. 8

1999 – Danny Lasoski on Feb. 19, Steve Kinser on Sept. 10

1998 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 11

1997 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 12

1996 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 11

1995 – Danny Lasoski on Sept.6

1994 – Dave Blaney on Sept. 7

1993 – Stevie Smith on Sept. 1

1992 – Stevie Smith on March 4, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 2

1991 – Dave Blaney on Sept. 18

1990 – Steve Kinser on Feb. 28, Steve Kinser on Sept. 19

1989 – Joe Gaerte on March 8, Bobby Davis Jr. on Sept. 19

1988 – Doug Wolfgang on Feb. 24, Steve Kinser on Sept. 20

1987 – Bobby Davis Jr. on Feb. 25, Steve Kinser on Sept. 9

1986 – Brad Doty on Feb. 26, Steve Kinser on Sept. 27

1985 – Jeff Swindell on Sept. 25

 

Perris Auto Speedway is a semi-banked, half-mile oval. The track record is 13.875 seconds by Danny Lasoski on Feb. 23, 2002

Previous winners at Perris Auto Speedway:

2013 – Daryn Pittman on April 13

2012 – Joey Saldana on March 10

2007 – Kerry Madsen on Oct. 20

2004 – Jason Meyers on Feb. 28

2003 – Danny Lasoski on Feb. 23

2002 – Daryn Pittman on Feb. 23

2000 – Danny Lasoski on Feb. 26

1999 – Johnny Herrera on Feb. 20, Craig Dollansky on Oct. 30

1998 – Mark Kinser on Oct. 31, Mark Kinser on Oct. 31

1997 – Mark Kinser on Feb. 15, Mark Kinser on Oct. 26

1996 – Mark Kinser on Nov. 1

 

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T-5

T-10

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

1688

0

2

8

10

0

2

9

Daryn Pittman

1687

-1

2

5

10

1

3

51

Paul McMahan

1669

-19

1

5

10

3

4

49

Brad Sweet

1662

-26

3

7

10

1

5

29

Kerry Madsen

1643

-45

1

5

10

0

6

71M

Joey Saldana

1619

-69

0

6

9

5

7

11

Steve Kinser

1606

-82

1

4

8

0

8

83

Tim Kaeding

1578

-110

0

2

7

0

9

4

Cody Darrah

1507

-181

0

2

7

0

10

11k

Kraig Kinser

1486

-202

0

0

3

0

11

1

Sammy Swindell

1460

-228

0

1

4

0

12

7s

Jason Sides

1391

-297

0

1

2

0

13

24A

Rico Abreu

1390

-298

1

3

5

0

14

1S

Logan Schuchart

1224

-464

0

1

2

0

15

24

Terry McCarl

1161

-527

0

2

5

1

16

5W

Lucas Wolfe

1044

-644

0

0

1

0

17

1Z

Jacob Allen

931

-757

0

0

0

0

18

0

Bud Kaeding

911

-777

0

1

2

0

19

21

Brian Brown

886

-802

0

1

1

0

20

83SA

David Gravel

883

-805

1

1

2

1

 

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.