Pittman Wins at 360/358 Challenge at Lincoln

Daryn PIttman - Rick Rarer / sprintcarnews.com
Daryn PIttman - Rick Rarer / sprintcarnews.com

From Lincoln Speedway

Abbottstown, PA — (June 20, 2012) — Daryn Pittman started on the pole and claimed the win in the 25-lap Mach 1 Chassis Mid-Atlantic 358/360 URC Challenge Wednesday night at Lincoln Speedway.  Despite leading every lap, the win did not come easy, with third starting Aaron Ott putting heavy pressure on Pittman over the first half of the race. Ott actually pulled alongside the Mike Hefner-owned Lelands.com #27 on several turns through sixth through ten.


After a red flag for Gerard McIntyre, Jr. and J.J. Grasso (during a caution period on the backstretch, resulting a Grasso flip), Pittman pulled away from the rest of the field.


Ott, who won the same event last year, settled for second, with front row starter T.J. Stutts crossing third, Mark Smith fourth, and Niki Young completing the top five. Sixth through tenth were Jacob Allen, Tim Wagaman, Jim Siegel (driving the Wisner family #2W), Adrian Shaffer (driving the #94V), and Chad Trout.


Heats for the 28 sprinters were won by Trout, Pittman, and Ott, with Pat Cannon winning the consolation after flipping on the opening lap of his heat race.

358/360 URC Sprint Car Challenge

Feature (25 laps) – 1. 27-Daryn Pittman; 2. 77-Aaron Ott; 3. 23-TJ Stutts; 4. M1-Mark Smith; 5. 65-Niki Young; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen; 7. 1-Tim Wagaman; 8. 2W-Jim Siegel; 9. 94V-Adrian Shaffer; 10. 7C-Chad Trout; 11. 3-Pat Cannon; 12. 1Z-Jessica Zemken; 13. 5-Tyler Ross; 14. 28F-Davie Franek; 15. 12-Tim Kelly; 16. 23B-Billy Pauch, Jr.; 17. 85-Nathan Berwager; 18. 67-Steve Collins; 19. 19-Scott Fisher (DNF); 20. 29-Ryan Wilson (DNF); 21. 50-Tim Berkheimer (DNF); 22. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (DNF); 23. 25-JJ Grasso (DNF);24. 73-Kramer Williamson (DNF). No Time


Lap Leaders – Daryn Pittman (1-25)


1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 7C-Chad Trout; 2. 65-Niki Young; 3. 29-Ryan Wilson; 4. 1Z-Jessica Zemken; 5. 94-Adrian Shaffer; 6. 16-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 47-Scott Lutz; 8. 97-Jimmy Reppert; 9. 30C-Rodney Westhafer; 10. 3-Pat Cannon (DNF). Time – 2:38.74


2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 27-Daryn Pittman; 2. M1-Mark Smith; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen; 4. 73-Kramer Williamson; 5. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 6. 23B-Billy Pauch, Jr.; 7. 67-Steve Collins; 8. 19-Scott Fisher; 9. 28F-Davie Franek (DNF). No Time


3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 77-Aaron Ott; 2. 2W-Jim Siegel; 3. 50-Tim Berkheimer; 4. 23-TJ Stutts; 5. 25-JJ Grasso; 6. 5-Tyler Ross; 7. 12-Tim Kelly; 8. 21-Duane Mausteller; 9. 85-Nathan Berwager. Time – 2:36.72


Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) – 1. 3-Pat Cannon; 2. 12-Tim Kelly; 3. 28F-davie Franek; 4. 67-Steve Collins; 5. 19-Scott Fisher; 6. 85-Nathan Berwager; 7. 47-Scott Lutz; 8. 30C-Rodney Westhafer; 9. 97-Johnny Reppert (DNF); 10. 21-Duane Mausteller (DNF). No Time