At A Glance: California Native Paul McMahan Returns Home to Silver Dollar and Antioch

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series takes on Silver Dollar Speedway for the Mini Gold Cup on Saturday and Antioch Speedway on Sunday

CONCORD, N.C. – March 25, 2015 – These days World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driver Paul McMahan calls Nashville, Tenn. home but make no mistake, the CJB Motorsports driver is a California native who cut his teeth on tracks throughout the Golden State.

“It’s where I grew up, all my family is still here pretty much,” said McMahan, who hails from Elk Grove, Calif. “I always enjoy coming back here. I get to see a lot of friends I don’t get see much during the season. I get to race with guys that I raced with back when I was in California so it’s always good time. I get to go to racetracks I really enjoy going to.”

Two tracks that hold special significance for McMahan are the hosts for this weekend’s Outlaws events – Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and Antioch Speedway.

“Antioch was one of my favorite racetracks when I was racing out here,” said McMahan, a one-time track record holder at Antioch. “They changed it a whole bunch from then. The last time we were there, I started to get a feel for it again. I always enjoy going there. It’s just one of those racetracks that I’ve always enjoyed and run well at.”

Through five series appearances at Antioch since 2011, McMahan is still looking for his first Outlaws win at the track.

And then there’s Silver Dollar which is pretty much home, McMahan said.

“My wife is from Oroville which is only 20 miles from there. We raced there a lot of Friday night shows and did a lot of races there with Clyde Lamar and Lee Lindgren in the 94 car back in the day. I’ve got a lot of friends there, a lot of family there and really looking forward to the next couple of weekends.”

He has two previous Outlaws wins at Silver Dollar, including the most recent Mini Gold Cup win in 2013. 

The unique tracks and level of competition raise the bar in California McMahan said. He compared it to racing in Pennsylvania.

“The local guys are very tough. They run here every week. You put them guys on the front row and they’re hard to catch,” McMahan said. “Anytime you go into somebody’s backyard, they’ve got the advantage as far as I’m concerned. And we’re on their home turf. You can’t overlook anybody, anytime at any racetrack we go to.”

Tickets are still available to both the Mini Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway on Saturday and the Outlaws event at Antioch Speedway on Sunday. General admission tickets to both events are $39 and reserve tickets are $45. To purchase tickets to either or both events, visit http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets, or contact the ticket hotline at (877) 395-8606.

ABOUT THE TRACKS
SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY
is ahigh-banked, quarter-mile oval. The track record of 10.918 seconds was established by Daryn Pittman on March 22, 2013. For more information, visit http://woosprint.com/mini-gold-cup.

Previous A-Feature Winners
2014 – Carson Macedo on Sept. 5, Jonathan Allard on Sept. 6
2013 – Paul McMahan on March 23, Joey Saldana on Sept. 6, Jason Meyers on Sept. 7
2012 – Donny Schatz on March 23, Donny Schatz on Sept. 6, Sean Becker on Sept. 7, Kyle Larson on Sept. 8
2011 – Craig Dollansky on March 12, Paul McMahan on Sept. 9, Kyle Larson on Sept. 10
2010 – Jason Meyers on Sept. 11
2009 – Joey Saldana on March 13, Jason Meyers on March 14, Joey Saldana on Sept. 12
2008 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 6
2007 – Joey Saldana on Sept. 8
2006 – Daryn Pittman on Sept. 9
2005 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 10
2004 – Donny Schatz on Sept. 11
2003 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 6
2002 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 7
2001 – Mark Kinser on Sept. 8
2000 – Danny Lasoski on Sept. 16
1999 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 18
1998 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 19
1997 – Dave Blaney on Sept. 20
1996 – Jeff Swindell on Sept. 21
1995 – Andy Hillenburg on Sept. 16
1994 – Andy Hillenburg on Sept. 17
1993 – Stevie Smith on Sept. 18
1992 – Steve Kinser on March 13, Steve Kinser on Sept. 19
1991 – Brent Kaeding on March 16, Joe Gaerte on Sept. 14
1990 – Bobby Davis, Jr., on March 11, Steve Kinser on Sept. 15
1989 – Jac Haudenschild on March 11, Darrell Hanestad on Sept. 20
1988 – Jimmy Sills on March 5, Steve Kinser on Sept. 17
1987 – Jac Haudenschild on March 7, Steve Kinser on Sept. 19
1986 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 21
1985 – Danny Smith on Sept. 21
1984 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 22
1983 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 24
1982 – Doug Wolfgang on Sept. 25
1981 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 25, Sammy Swindell on Sept. 26
1980 – Steve Kinser on June 8, Wayne Sue on Sept. 25, Johnny Anderson on Sept. 26, Johnny Anderson on Sept. 27
1979 – Steve Kinser on June 10

ANTIOCH SPEEDWAY is a high-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track record of 11.563 seconds was established by Sammy Swindell on Sept. 12, 2011.For more information, visit http://woosprint.com/antioch-speedway-spring.

Previous A-Feature Winners
2014 – Kerry Madsen on Sept. 7
2013 – Shane Golobic on April 5, Kyle Larson on Sept. 8
2012 – Tim Kaeding on Sept. 10
2011 – Steve Kinser on Sept. 12

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Jacob Allen – Shark1s.com
Craig Dollansky – DollanskyRacing.com
David Gravel – DavidGravel89g.com
Jason Johnson – JasonJohnsonRacing.com
Kraig Kinser – KraigKinser.com
Kerry Madsen – KenericRacing.com
Paul McMahan – PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman – DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana – JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Donny Schatz – DonnySchatz.com
Logan Schuchart – Shark1s.com
Jason Sides – SidesMotorsports.com
Shane Stewart – ShaneStewart.com
Brad Sweet – Bradsweetracing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: Rico Abreu – 2 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 22, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14); Donny Schatz – 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Stockton Dirt Track on March 21); Brian Brown – 1 (USA Raceway on March 7); Tim Kaeding – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway); Terry McCarl – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Daryn Pittman – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13); Shane Stewart – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Brad Sweet – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15)

LISTEN LIVE: Listen live for FREE to the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Silver Dollar Speedway and Antioch Speedway on http://www.DIRTVision.com.

LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Check out the Official World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series website at WoOsprint.com for live, interactive text updates of each race. It also includes driver biographies with statistics and pictures, race-by-race stats, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases.

GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, follow on Instagram at @WoOSprint or check out the latest videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series takes a week off before returning to action at Brad Sweet’s Placerville (Calif.) Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts on Wednesday, April 8.

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5’s

Top 10’s

QT

1

2

Shane Stewart

1399

0

1

5

9

1

2

15

Donny Schatz

1381

-18

2

5

9

1

3

51

Paul McMahan

1375

-24

0

6

8

1

4

49

Brad Sweet

1357

-42

1

5

7

1

5

71M

Joey Saldana

1339

-60

0

4

8

1

6

9

Daryn Pittman

1334

-65

1

4

7

0

7

29

Kerry Madsen

1323

-76

0

2

8

3

8

83

David Gravel

1298

-101

0

1

5

0

9

7s

Jason Sides

1278

-121

0

2

3

0

10

24

Terry McCarl

1275

-124

1

3

6

0

11

11k

Kraig Kinser

1212

-187

0

0

2

0

12

41

Jason Johnson

1208

-191

0

1

3

0

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

1146

-253

0

0

1

0

14

7

Craig Dollansky

1074

-325

0

0

1

0

15

1A

Jacob Allen

958

-441

0

0

0

0

16

24

Rico Abreu

931

-468

2

3

4

1

17

21

Brian Brown

811

-588

1

2

2

0

18

2L

Danny Lasoski

789

-610

0

3

4

1

19

18

Ian Madsen

762

-637

0

0

1

0

20

55

Trey Starks

758

-641

0

0

0

0

 

2015 STAT ATTACK
There have been 10 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (8 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins

1. – RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. – 2

– DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 2

2. – BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1

– TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. – 1

– TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 1

– DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 1

– SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 1

– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1

Total Laps Led (12 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Laps

1. – TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 57

2. – SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 46

3. – RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. – 45

4. – DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 41

5. – JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 39

6. – BRIAN BROWN, Grass Valley, Mo. – 30

7. – PAUL MCMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – 21

8. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 11

9. – GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. – 5

– TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. – 5

11. – JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 3

12. – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 1

Pole Positions (8 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Poles

1. – BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2

– PAUL MCMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – 2

3. – BRIAN BROWN, Grass Valley, Mo. – 1

– GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. – 1

– STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 1

– TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 1

– DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 1

– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1

Hard Charger Award (10 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards

1. – DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 1

– GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. – 1

– KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 1

– BUD KAEDING, Campbell, Calif. – 1

– TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. – 1

– CHAD KEMENAH, Findlay, Ohio – 1

– DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 1

– DOMINIC SCELZI, Fresno, Calif. – 1

– JASON SIDES, Barlett, Tenn. – 1

– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1

Time Trial leaders (8 Different Drivers)
* (1) championship driver point will be awarded to the Time Trial leader

Rank Driver, Hometown – Quick Times

1. – KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – 3

2. – RICO ABREU, St. Helena, Calif. – 1

– PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. – 1

– DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 1

– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1

– DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 1

– SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 1

– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1

Heat Race Winners (21 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Win

1. – TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 5

2. – RICO ABREU, Rutherford, Calif. – 3

– CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. – 3

– DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – 3

– JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 3

6. – DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 2

– DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 2

– KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – 2

– D.J. NETTO, Hanford, Calif. – 2

– DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 2

11. – BRIAN BROWN, Grain Valley, Mo. – 1

– GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. – 1

– TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. – 1

– KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 1

– STEVE KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 1

– JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – 1

– DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 1

– TIM SHAFFER, Aliquippa, Pa. – 1

– SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 1

– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1

– LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (8 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins

1. – LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – 2

– SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 2

2. – WILLIE CROFT, Roseville, Calif. – 1

– CODY DARRAH, Red Lion, Pa. – 1

– SHANE GOLOBIC, Fremont, Calif. – 1

– KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – 1

– CARSON MACEDO, Fresno, Calif. – 1

– DUSTY ZOMER, Brandon, S.D. – 1

Dash Draw Selection (10 Dashes)

Number – Times Picked

0 – 1

4 – 4

6 – 5

8 – 0

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Winnings

1. SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – $39,500

2. DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – $39,300

3. BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – $27,950

4. DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – $27,400

5. PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – $25,600

6. JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – $24,025

7. – KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – $19,175

8. DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – $16,250

9. JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. – $14,500

10.JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – $11,700

11.LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – $9,400

KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – $9,400

13.- CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. – $7,300

14.JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. – $4,750

2015 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Schedule & Winners

No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Number of Wins in 2014)

1. Friday, Feb. 13 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Daryn Pittman (1)

2. Saturday, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Donny Schatz (1)

3. Sunday, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, Fla. / Brad Sweet (1)

4. Wednesday, March 3 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway / Las Vegas, Nev. / Shane Stewart (1)

5. Thursday, March 4 / The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway / Las Vegas, Nev. / Terry McCarl (1)

6. Saturday, March 7 / USA Raceway / Tucson, Ariz. / Brian Brown (1)

7. Friday, March 13 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Tim Kaeding (1)

8. Saturday, March 14 / Thunderbowl Raceway / Tulare, Calif. / Rico Abreu (1)

9. Saturday, March 21 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Donny Schatz (2)

10. Sunday, March 22 / Stockton Dirt Track / Stockton, Calif. / Rico Abreu (2)

 

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