Joseph Pittman Wins Attrition Contest In Summer Nationals At Goodyear All American Speedwayby Press Release August 16, 2021 0 comments
JACKSONVILLE, NC – Joseph Pittman was able to outlast the field, albeit barely, in the main event of Saturday night’s Summer Nationals to score his first career win at Goodyear All American Speedway.
Pittman, who is a former champion at Southern National Motorsports Park, started in the second position in the 50 lap Carolina Mini-Stock Challenge feature and inherited the lead a few laps shy of halfway when race leader Brandon Clements fell out of the race due to a mechanical failure. From there, Pittman was able to drive away from Doug Barefoot and Matthew Brewer to pick up the victory just moments before running out of gas before an attempted polish victory lap.
“Man, this is awesome,” Pittman said in victory lane. “I hate Brandon broke. I don’t know what happened to him. I’ll take it, this is it right here. We haven’t run 50 laps this year. I hoped there was gas in it. I filled it up until it was running over, there was nothing more I could do. This is it right here.”
The Lucama, North Carolina driver picked up his first win of any kind in 2017 at Southern National but was thrilled to come away with a win at a track he had not often raced at.
“I’ve been trying for this for a long time,” Pittman remarked about winning in the Carolina Mini-Stock Challenge. “The monkey’s been on my back here and this is awesome.”
Jody Measamer remained unbeaten in Super Truck competition at Goodyear All American Speedway, but the issue was in doubt early on.
On the opening lap, Chris Burns drove to the inside of Measamer to take the lead, resulting in the two leaders making contact almost sending Measamer around. Seconds later, Measamer retaliated by hitting Burns’ truck under caution. In the ensuing restart, the two traded paint again before racing side-by-side for several laps. Measamer was finally able to clear Burns and drive away with the victory – his second consecutive win.
“Honestly, the opening lap, my spotter cleared me and Chris jumped in at the last minute and I was already committed to coming down the hill,” Measamer said. “None of that should have happened. We messed up two good trucks for no reason. Good show, love coming here, just hate that stuff happened. I ain’t got a problem with Chris, we’ve always raced good.”
Chris Burns ended up finishing third after being overtaken in the closing laps by Adam Fulford.
“Jody’s so fast and we really had to try and capitalize on trying to get out front and trying to hold him off,” Burns stated. “He says his spotter cleared him and there was a pretty big hole there and I tried to fill it and it just didn’t work out. Then I guess tempers just got the best of both of us for a little bit right there under caution. We come to win and give it all we’ve got. We made a lot of swings at it after practice and got it better.”
Chase Singletary also remained undefeated at Goodyear All American Speedway, driving away to a dominant Legends victory. Scotty Benford recorded a breakout performance behind Singletary, racing his way from the rear of the field after an early incident to finish second.
Duane Walker held off Andrew Warner to score the victory in the Bomber division and, in Champ Kart action, Todd Grinolds took home his first win in Jacksonville after passing Sean Wales in the closing laps.
After the feature races were over, Goodyear All American Speedway held spectator drag racing, bringing fans closer to the action. After three rounds, a Chevrolet Camaro driven by Devon Nye-washkewits stood victorious.
Racing returns to Goodyear All American Speedway on Saturday, August 28, 2021, when Late Model Stocks bring the action along with the Super Trucks, Chargers, U-CARs, Legends, Mini Cups and more. In addition to the racing, Saturday Night Lights on August 28th will also feature an 80s retro outfit contest with a prize going to the best dressed 80s throwback.
Goodyear All American Speedway is Jacksonville’s Action Attraction featuring racing and other events. For more information about Goodyear All American Speedway, check out the speedway’s website, like/follow “Goodyear All American Speedway” on Facebook, or follow the track on Instagram.
Source: Andy Marquis/Goodyear All American Speedway