South Boston: Arlene Pittman race summary

Arlene Pittman gets a workout at South Boston. SOUTH BOSTON VA (August 3, 2002) Arlene Pittman, of Lyons, GA, and her redesigned ...

Arlene Pittman gets a workout at South Boston.

SOUTH BOSTON VA (August 3, 2002) Arlene Pittman, of Lyons, GA, and her redesigned #7 "Pink Fire" bounced back from the next to last starting position to a 15th place finish in the Goody's Dash Series, NASCAR Touring event on Saturday night.

Not only did "Pink Fire" get a new look, but may have a new attitude as well. "I fought a pushing condition all day long. We made some adjustments, but it pushed like a freight train the whole race. In 18 years of racing, I've never had a race that required me to be so physical behind the wheel," said Pittman.

Pittman's husband was also in the race and the two dueled side by side for a few laps for position. Arlene took the spot and her husband had to retire early due to overheating issues.

"South Boston was a great racetrack for our team, but once again mechanical failures prevented me from showing the crowd what I could really do. Our volunteer crew put forth a great effort in trying to fix the problem during my pit stop, but it just wasn't our night," she said. "That in combination with some brake issues slowed "Pink Fire" down a bit."

Pittman still remains 15th in points and she was the second highest finishing rookie in Saturday's event.

Arlene is excited about the car's new look and looks forward to the next race at the Myrtle Beach Speedway on Saturday August 10. "We've got a lot of work to do this week on the car, but we will head there with the intention to win it," said Pittman. Her sponsors the Ada Motel and Midtown Motor Inn in Myrtle Beach will be having a reception for her and her car will be on display.

The NASCAR Café will be hosting a driver appearance for Goody's Dash Series Race Teams and Drivers on Friday, August 9th. Race Cars will be on display and an autograph signing will be held from 4:30-5:30pm. After the Driver appearance there will be a Go Kart race with drivers, teams, and some NASCAR representatives at the Atlantic Speedway on Ocean View Road at the corner of 8th and 9th Avenue in Myrtle Beach.

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