Talking Trans Am with David Pintaric
Posted by at August 7th, 2013
How the Kryderacing duo of Pintaric and Huffmaster decided upon Trans Am
David Pintaric wears his emotions outwardly. He is the kind of man who will happily tell you what happens to be on his mind or express how he is feeling—no matter the subject or audience. Pintaric was proud to say he got a bit choked up at Watkins Glen after winning his first Trans Am pole and will gladly talk to you about his passion for the sport of racing and how deep it goes.
But at the same time Pintaric, for all his sentimentality and gregariousness, is a successful businessman who takes pride in his practicality and common sense. So when it comes down to making a decision, emotion is set to the side, calculations are run and all the facts are laid out to view.
Now, Pintaric and teammate Robert Huffmaster have become fixtures of the Trans Am paddock—Pintaric driving the #57 Krderacing/WRP Investments Chevrolet Corvette in the TA class and Huffmaster in the TA2 #27 Kryderacing/VIR Sec Chevrolet Camaro. While both are still rookies to the Trans Am Series, they have enjoyed a fair share of success in their respective classes. Pintaric currently sits sixth in the TA point standings while Huffmaster is fifth in TA2—with two podium placements to his name this year.
Yet several months ago, the team was still trying to decide what kind of racecar they wanted to run and where they wanted to race.
This is their story, in David Pintaric’s own words. How he and Robert Huffmaster got from there to here, firmly situated in the Trans Am Series.