TELFORD, PA. – July 16, 2014 – Paul McMahan had to sit in the car for a few minutes. He had just been pushed from the scales to the front stretch. Along the way, he had been declared the winner of the annual Brad Doty Classic at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio.
“I needed that time to compose myself,” said McMahan, a California native. “Brad is one of my heros and to win a race that is a tribute to him is unreal. He is a such a humble man that I don’t think he realizes just how much of a legend and a hero his is to all of us. I’ve won a lot of races in my career but winning the Doty shot straight to the top. We had a great car all night and our battle with Sammy (Swindell) was fun. I followed him up high for a few laps before I dove low and was able to make it stick to get around him.”
From Lima, the #51 Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sprinter took to the high banks of Eldora Speedway to compete in one of sprint car racings crown jewel events, the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal.
“The Kings Royal weekend was very good to us this year,” commented McMahan. “We timed in second quick on Friday night, the opener. Ran well and had a motor go bad so ended up getting behind in our heat race. We started mid pack and drove our way forward to sixth.”
McMahan and the CJB crew returned for the following night with one goal in mind: be crowned the 31st winner of the event.
“The Royal is one of those events that gives you chills as a competitor,” explained McMahan. “It’s a huge race that everyone wants to win. We timed in a little slow but finished second in our heat. That allowed us to start just outside the top-10 and we ended up fifth. It was a solid weekend at Eldora but we obviously wanted to win the race.”
With the famed “Month of Money,” underway, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series rolls east to Pennsylvania for a series of four events beginning with the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup Twin features at Lernerville Speedway near Sarver. McMahan continued his hallmark consistency in the unique, twin 30-lap features.
“Don Martin was a great promoter for many years,” said McMahan. “It’s very cool to have a unique race format be apart of the race that remembers him. We run a regular World of Outlaws show and then we invert the finishing order to start the second feature. We started on the pole of the first feature and nearly won it until I trade to slide under Kerry (Madsen.) We feel back to fourth and started 14th in the second feature. We clawed our way forward to 10th which was a nice finish.
McMahan is optimistic about the tracks coming up after Lernerville.
“We go back to Lincoln Speedway which hasn’t been my greatest track but my crew chief, Barry Jackson, has a ton of laps around there and we set a new track record there in the spring so I am feeling confident, “said the 21 time Outlaw winner. “We’re also hitting Williams Grove again for two nights of racing before we head up to New York for a race at Lebanon Valley Speedway. It’s going to be a busy week but I’m ready for the challenge.”
EVENT BOX SCORE (Time Trials/Heat Start & Finish/Dash Start & Finish/Feature Start & Finish):
Limaland Motorsports Park: 2nd/ 4th (2nd)/ 7th (4th)/ 4th (1st) – Winner: Paul McMahan
Eldora Speedway: 2nd/ 4th (9th)/ N/A (N/A)/ 11th (6th) – Winner: Sammy Swindell
Eldora Speedway: 12th/ 3rd (2nd/ N/A (N/A)/ 12th (5th) – Winner: Kerry Madsen
Lernerville Speedway: 12th/ 3rd (2nd/ N/A (N/A)/ 1st (4th)/ 14th (10th) – Winner(s): Donny Schatz and Cody Darrah.
CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:
Quick Times: 8
Average Time Trial: 5.9
Average A-main finish: 6.0
Total Laps Led: 45
UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues to swing through the Keystone state with stops at Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown, Pa. on Thursday, July 17 before heading to Williams Grove Speedway for a double header on July 18-19. A stop at Lebanon Valley (N.Y) Speedway closes out the weekend on Sunday, July 20.
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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS: CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour with driver Paul McMahan. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Telford, Pennsylvania.
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CJB Motorsports would like to thank the following partners for making racing possible: All Star Performance, Bairs Tree Service, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt Seats, Factory Kahne, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Henry Dunn Insurance, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, Kenny’s Components, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Nyce Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Motorsports Designs, Outerwears, Pennsy Supply, Race Gear X, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson, Ti22, Top Flight Wings, Weld Racing and Winters Performance Products.