At A Glance: Placerville Speedway and Paul McMahan’s First Win

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to Placerville Speedway after a 23 year absence

CONCORD, N.C. – April 4, 2015 – It has been more than 20 years since the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series last took on the high-banked, quarter-mile Placerville (Calif.) Speedway. The opportunity to bring the series back after all that time came at the hands of one Outlaws competitor, Brad Sweet, but it is another who brings a very special connection to the track.

In 1987, Paul McMahan, an Elk Grove, California native, stepped into a 410 sprint car for the first time in his career. Not long after that first start, McMahan got his first 410 win. That win, of course, came at Placerville.

“It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago but obviously it was,” McMahan said. “Going back to Placerville is pretty cool. That’s where I cut my teeth. It’s always cool to go back to a place like that. I’m looking forward to it.”

Despite his experience at the track, McMahan said he knows it has changed a lot over the years. His last race at Placerville came in 1998.

“When I went there in 1987 to when I went there in 1998, it changed two or three times,” he said. “Talking to several friends of mine who race there every week, the track has changed there again. I went there two years ago to look through the fence and it doesn’t look anything like it was almost 20 years ago. The only thing it’s still got there is the big hill on the back straightaway. That’s about the only thing that stays consistent.”

McMahan and his fellow World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competitors take on Brad Sweet’s Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown presented by Riebes Auto Parts on Wednesday, April 8.

Reserved tickets can be purchased by visiting http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets, or by calling the ticket hotline at (877) 395-8606. Pit passes sold on the day of the event will provide first-come first-served general admission grandstand seating. There are no age restrictions in the pits.

ABOUT THE TRACK
PLACERVILLE SPEEDWAY
is ahigh-banked, quarter-mile oval. The track record of 9.913 was established by Tim Kaeding on March 27, 2004.For more event information, visit http://woosprint.com/placerville-speedway

Previous A-Feature Winners
1992 – Jac Haudenschild on March 11
1987 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 2
1986 – Sammy Swindell on Sept. 3
1985 – Jac Haudenschild on Sept. 4

DRIVER INFO
The following World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Jacob Allen – Shark1s1a.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 – Shark1s1a.com
Jason Sides – SidesMotorsports.com
Shane Stewart – ShaneStewart.com
Brad Sweet – Bradsweetracing.com
For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 3 (Silver Dollar Speedway on March 28, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Stockton Dirt Track on March 21); Rico Abreu – 2 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 22, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14); Daryn Pittman – 2 (Antioch Speedway on March 29, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13); Brian Brown – 1 (USA Raceway on March 7); Tim Kaeding – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 13); Terry McCarl – 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); 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 Placerville 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 returns to action on April 11 and 12 at Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://woosprint.com/calistoga-speedway.

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5’s

Top 10’s

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

1651

0

3

6

10

1

2

2

Shane Stewart

1647

-4

1

5

9

1

3

49

Brad Sweet

1638

-13

1

6

9

2

4

51

Paul McMahan

1633

-18

0

7

9

1

5

9

Daryn Pittman

1624

-27

2

6

9

0

6

29

Kerry Madsen

1612

-39

0

4

10

4

7

71M

Joey Saldana

1603

-48

0

4

9

1

8

83

David Gravel

1536

-115

0

1

6

0

9

7s

Jason Sides

1492

-159

0

2

3

0

10

24

Terry McCarl

1481

-170

1

3

6

0

11

41

Jason Johnson

1474

-177

0

1

5

0

12

11k

Kraig Kinser

1458

-193

0

0

2

0

13

1S

Logan Schuchart

1316

-335

0

0

1

0

14

7

Craig Dollansky

1271

-380

0

0

1

0

15

24

Rico Abreu

1173

-478

2

3

5

1

16

1A

Jacob Allen

1128

-523

0

0

0

0

17

18

Ian Madsen

963

-688

0

0

1

0

18

21

Brian Brown

927

-724

1

2

2

0

19

44W

Austen Wheatley

855

-796

0

0

0

0

20

83JR

Tim Kaeding

822

-829

1

2

5

0

 

2015 STAT ATTACK
There have been 12 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series features this season.
Winners (8 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins

1. – DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 3

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

– DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 2

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

– TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. – 1

– TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 1

– SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 1

– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 1

Total Laps Led (13 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Laps

1. – DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 71

2. – TERRY MCCARL, Altoona, Iowa – 57

3. – SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 46

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

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

6. – DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 31

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

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

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

10. – KERRY MADSEN, St Marys, New South Wales, Australia – 10

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

– TIM KAEDING, San Jose, Calif. – 5

13. – JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 3

Pole Positions (9 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Poles

1. – PAUL MCMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – 3

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

– DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 1

Hard Charger Award (12 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – H.C. Awards

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

– GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. – 1

– JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – 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

– JASON STATLER, Grass Valley, Calif. – 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 – 4

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

3. – 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

Heat Race Winners (24 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

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

– D.J. NETTO, Hanford, Calif. – 3

– DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – 3

9. – DANNY LASOSKI, Dover, Mo. – 2

– PAUL MCMAHAN, Nashville, Tenn. – 2

– DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – 2

– BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – 2

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

– GREG HODNETT, Thomasville, Pa. – 1

– BUD KAEDING, Campbell, Calif. – 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

– AUSTEN WHEATLEY, Lake Stevens, Wash. – 1

– LUCAS WOLFE, Mechanicsburg, Pa. – 1

Last Chance Showdown Winners (9 Different Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Wins

1. – SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – 3

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

3. – BRYAN CLAUSON, Noblesville, Ind. – 1

– 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 (12 Dashes)

Number – Times Picked

0 – 1

4 – 5

6 – 5

8 – 1

Feature Winnings (Platinum Drivers)

Rank Driver, Hometown – Winnings

1. DONNY SCHATZ, Fargo, N.D. – $50,300

2. SHANE STEWART, Bixby, Okla. – $41,750

3. DARYN PITTMAN, Owasso, Okla. – $39,900

4. BRAD SWEET, Grass Valley, Calif. – $33,050

5. PAUL McMAHAN, Hendersonville, Tenn. – $31,900

6. JOEY SALDANA, Brownsburg, Ind. – $26,950

7. – KERRY MADSEN, St. Marys, New South Wales, Australia – $25,575

8. DAVID GRAVEL, Watertown, Conn. – $19,050

9. JASON SIDES, Bartlett, Tenn. – $16,100

10.JASON JOHNSON, Eunice, La. – $15,850

11.KRAIG KINSER, Bloomington, Ind. – $11,200

12.LOGAN SCHUCHART, Hanover, Pa. – $9,825

13.- CRAIG DOLLANSKY, Elk River, Minn. – $8,300

14.JACOB ALLEN, Hanover, Pa. – $5,150

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)

11. Saturday, March 28 / Silver Dollar Speedway / Chico, Calif. / Donny Schatz (3)

12. Sunday, March 29 / Antioch Speedway / Antioch, Calif. / Daryn Pittman (2)

 

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.