Pintaric ready to carry momentum to NJMP

May 27, 2014

Pintaric ready to carry momentum to NJMP

(Team Release) It has been said before. David Pintaric is an emotional guy. A look at his face or a couple of words of conversation will quickly tell you what mood he might be in. Canadian Tire Motorsports Park was the fourth race of the 2014 Trans Am Championship. How does David feel about his race there? Just a few words tells the story. "That was awesome," Pintaric said.

It was pretty exciting for Pintaric and his KRYDERACING crew. It started with with a flat tire early in the race and finished by passing two cars in the final laps to earn a fourth place finish. "That's what we do this for", Pintaric says.

Two weeks ago Pintaric was deep in the Trans Am Points standings. A mechanical failure and a 15th place finish in the second race of the season at Homestead Motorsports park had created a real challenge for Pintaric's championship hopes. He said that his team needed to get on or near the podium in both the races at Road Atlanta and the next weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park to get his team back on the championship track. So let it be written. So let it be done.

What happened was a 3rd place finish in Atlanta where the team and driver brought a failing engine home with late race passes to get on the podium for the first time. Then followed that with the recovery from a pit stop to change a tire for a fourth place finish. Now the #57 team is fourth in the points. "We are back in the chase. Now, I've got to run with (the series points leaders)," Pintaric said. "You have to finish it out."

The race at CTMP was eventful. Pintaric cut down his left front tire, but caught a break when the full course caution came out. "It couldn't have come at a better time.", he said. The caution allow David to visit the pit lane and for his KRYDERACING crew to change the tire and not lose a lap. It did mean starting at the rear of the field. Pintaric worked his way through the field to get back in the TA class race, but was mindful of his fellow competitors. "I was careful not to interfere in their races and I am proud of the way I got through the traffic."

At the final restart Pintaric sat 6th. He told Matt Miller, his crew chief, "I am going to have to earn my pay." He did. The race for fourth in the closing laps was epic with Pintaric's USA flag styled Corvette battling with the #04 Corvette driven by series veteran Kurt Roehrig. They ran side by side and inches apart as Pintaric was able to get the upper hand and claim the spot. "There was not a speck of white paint on his car and not a speck or orange paint on my car. The last lap. Outside of turn 2. That was good racing!!" he said.

Pintaric again captures the essence of what he does in just a few words. "That's what we do this for."

KRYDERACING and David Pintaric race again June 1 at New Jersey Motorsports Park

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