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Daryn Pittman and Joey Saldana Score Bad Boy Buggies World Finals Quick-Time Awards

 

CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 6, 2014 - Daryn Pittman and Joey Saldana kicked off the opening night of the Bad Boy Buggies World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte by scoring qualifying quick-time awards.

Pittman out-qualified the 56-car World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series field by turning a lap of 12.579 in his No. 9 Great Clips car during the first qualifying session which set the field for Friday's event. It was the sixth quick-time award of the season for the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb driver.

Pittman credited his team as they work to end the season on a high note.

"It just shows how hard the guys kept working - it doesn't matter if it's the last race, they put in the same effort for it as they do for the first," Pittman said. "Good to get quick time and we qualified really solid for the second night too. Hopefully that's a good sign for how our weekend will roll, and we'll just try to stay on top of the race track and get this team a victory."

As it happened, Pittman and Stevie Smith turned the same quick lap of 12.579 during the session, but Pittman had the tie-breaker with the faster second qualifying lap.

Saldana, who went out 12th in the second qualifying session which set the field for Saturday's event, scored his 24th quick-time award of the season. The driver of the Motter Equipment No. 71M turned a lap of 13.118. Brian Brown, who went out late in the session, made a challenge to Saldana but came up short with a second-best lap of 13.256.

"[Our quick time success this season is] a testament to our engine program," Saldana said. "Rick Long does a great job - I've been a part of Rick's program for a long time so I know horsepower-wise we've got it. We've just got to get a better race package. When we do get it we're good but we're not consistently doing it. Hopefully we can do it this weekend."

Saldana, who won the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in May, enters the weekend fifth in points with seven wins on the season.

After cinching up his points lead two weeks ago at Port Royal Speedway, Donny Schatz officially became the 2014 World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series champion Thursday afternoon after he and his team signed in for the World Finals. It is the sixth championship for the Tony Stewart Racing driver.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Qualifying Session 1 (Friday) Report; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, N.C.; Nov. 6, 2014

Qualifying - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.579; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith, 12.579; 3. 2D-Danny Lasoski, 12.591; 4. 51-Paul McMahan, 12.620; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett, 12.627; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky, 12.634; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.671; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.671; 9. 19M-Brent Marks, 12.674; 10. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.689; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.719; 12. 71M-Joey Saldana, 12.729; 13. 37-Brock Zearfoss, 12.742; 14. 94-Ryan Smith, 12.764; 15. 24R-Rico Abreu, 12.767; 16. 24-Terry McCarl, 12.797; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.802; 18. 63-Kody Swanson, 12.807; 19. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.816; 20. 98H-Dave Blaney, 12.818; 21. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.819; 22. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 12.874; 23. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 12.894; 24. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.911; 25. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.917; 26. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.942; 27. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.946; 28. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.949; 29. 14-Lance Dewease, 12.949; 30. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.956; 31. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.979; 32. 19-Paige Polyak, 12.983; 33. 21-Brian Brown, 12.987; 34. 12K-Ryan Bohlke, 12.988; 35. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.005; 36. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.054; 37. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.136; 38. 49X-Cole Duncan, 13.166; 39. 4C-Tyler Courtney, 13.174; 40. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.208; 41. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr., 13.229; 42. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.265; 43. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.275; 44. 83-David Gravel, 13.283; 45. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.303; 46. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.336; 47. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.390; 48. 24B-Justin Barger, 13.406; 49. RG3-Logan Wagner, 13.426; 50. 25-Chris Myers, 13.445; 51. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.538; 52. 16-Jac Haudenschild, 13.586; 53. 12W-Troy Fraker, 13.666; 54. 47-Eric Riggins Jr., 13.713; 55. 60-Kory Crabtree, 13.903; 56. 36D-Wayne Dadetto, 13.910

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Qualifying Session 2 (Saturday) Report; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, N.C.; Nov. 6, 2014

Qualifying - 1. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.118; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 13.256; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.293; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith, 13.293; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.303; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.330; 7. 24R-Rico Abreu, 13.336; 8. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.375; 9. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.391; 10. 2D-Danny Lasoski, 13.392; 11. 14-Lance Dewease, 13.426; 12. 37-Brock Zearfoss, 13.440; 13. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.466; 14. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.478; 15. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.498; 16. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.514; 17. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.524; 18. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.527; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.528; 20. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.531; 21. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.531; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.544; 23. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.554; 24. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.559; 25. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.569; 26. 83-David Gravel, 13.583; 27. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.600; 28. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.620; 29. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.622; 30. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.628; 31. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.645; 32. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.652; 33. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.660; 34. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.662; 35. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.681; 36. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr., 13.686; 37. 49X-Cole Duncan, 13.694; 38. 16-Jac Haudenschild, 13.719; 39. 12K-Ryan Bohlke, 13.745; 40. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.768; 41. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.821; 42. RG3-Logan Wagner, 13.822; 43. 24B-Justin Barger, 13.827; 44. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.847; 45. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.885; 46. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 13.978; 47. 4C-Tyler Courtney, 13.982; 48. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.991; 49. 4S-Danny Smith, 14.008; 50. 19-Paige Polyak, 14.090; 51. 60-Kory Crabtree, 14.405; 52. 25-Chris Myers, 14.424; 53. 36D-Wayne Dadetto, 14.453; 54. 49H-Bradley Howard, 14.750; 55. 47-Eric Riggins Jr., 15.936; 56. 12W-Troy Fraker, 16.918

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, Mobil 1, 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.

  • Posted on   11/10/14 at 11:22:28 AM   by Ryan  | 
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