WSS: Daryn Pittman prepares for Aussie competition

December 22, 2004 - Daryn Pittman has left US soil once again to unite forces with Australian car owner Reeve Kruck in the Titan Racing pit stall. 2005 marks the fourth consecutive year the two have teamed up for the Australian season. Pittman...

December 22, 2004 - Daryn Pittman has left US soil once again to unite forces with Australian car owner Reeve Kruck in the Titan Racing pit stall. 2005 marks the fourth consecutive year the two have teamed up for the Australian season. Pittman will pilot the Titan Racing team car to World Series Sprintcar (WSS)-points leader Robbie Farr in a series of races "Down Under".

"I am looking forward to getting back into a sprint car," said Pittman. "These past six or seven weeks have been really hectic back home. Reeve and I have started a new team in the United States to compete with the World of Outlaws and we have been really busy getting everything ready before I left. We basically started everything from scratch from the shop, the cars, motors, hauler--everything. We have put in a ton of hours and I feel pretty good about where we are. I know we will be ready for the Outlaws when I get back and that is a good feeling," he explained.

Although Pittman's visit down under typically lasts just over one month, he and Kruck have compiled an impressive list of accomplishments from his last three trips. "Reeve and I just hit it off from the start. He has a great team, great equipment and just loves to race. We have won 14 races together and I hope to add to that total this year. We won the World Series Sprintcar (WSS) title the 2002-03 season, which was very special, but I do not want to "points" race this year. We just want to have some fun and win some big races," he said.

"I know the competition is going to be tough this year. It always is. Donny Schatz, Joey Saldana, Craig Dollansky, Sammy and Kevin Swindell are just some of the guys racing over there this year, and they will be at most of the races I am going to. It will be tough to put up the numbers that we are used to, but I think we can do it. Hopefully we can get some momentum built up to bring back home for the World of Outlaws season," said Pittman.

Pittman's first race in Australia will be December 26th at Parramatta City Raceway, which kicks off a 16-race schedule over the next 34 days. The complete schedule is posted at www.darynpittman.com under the "Races" tab. Log on for the updated schedule and continuing news and results from the Australian racing action.

-bj-

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