“Tony did a hell of a job. He can’t be upset with himself. He had that race won and kind of got robbed. He’s a hell of race car driver and I would like to finish off where we were there, running him down with five to go.”
Pittman, who started the 35-lap A-main on the outside of the front row, had a solid night for his championship hopes by finishing a respectable second for his third consecutive top-five finish.
“I didn’t figure we would win the original start, my original goal was just to hold second and I wasn’t able to do that,” said Pittman. “Those guys were just a little better than us, but we weren’t bad. I started running the bottom when we got into lapped traffic and that was not the right thing to do. The problem is once I started doing it I couldn’t figure out how to get off the bottom and back to the top without Tim sliding me, and as soon as I went to the top, sure enough, he slid me.”
McMahan continued a strong streak of top-five finishes with a third-place run on Wednesday night in front of the sold out grandstands.
“We had a top two car, with maybe a chance to win with Tony getting spun out,” said McMahan. “TK and Daryn were really good and I’m happy to bring this CJB Motorsports car home third tonight. It’s a lot of fun the last three races we’ve run top five everything. You keep running top five and you’re going to get some wins.”
Cody Darrah finished fourth in the Kasey Kahne Racing SurePointMedical.com GF1.
Rico Abreu earned the first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series quick-time honor of his career then went on to finish fifth in the A-main.