TELFORD, PA. – September 3, 2014 – Running 90 or more races throughout the year leaves little time for hobbies. Luckily, the grueling World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series schedule lightened up a bit and Paul McMahan was able to find a few days to pursue something other than a checkered flag.
“I don’t get much time during the season for my hobbies but I always make it a point to go fishing with friends when I am up in the Northwest, ” said McMahan, who is a Northern California native. “We always have a ball. The scenery is great and we actually managed to catch some fish.”
Back in his day job as the driver #51 Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sprinter, McMahan and the Barry Jackson led-team tackled Skagit Speedway near Alger, Wash. for the two-night Monster Meltdown.
“Skagit was a challenge for us,” commented McMahan, who finished third on both nights at the track in 2013. “We ended up with a pair of top-5’s but we struggled the first night just a bit and strung together a solid night on the second day.”
With back-to-back top-5’s, the #51 team completed a three race swing in the state of Washington with a stop at Grays Harbor Raceway near Elma.
“Grays Harbor was tough,” explained McMahan. “We just missed the setup a bit and that happens from time to time. When you race as much as what we do, you will have that happen. Barry and the crew are great about bouncing back from nights like that.”
Up next was an event at Willamette Speedway near Lebanon, Ore.
“We set quicktime for the tenth time in 2014 and broke the track record,” said McMahan of his performance at Willamette. “We raced well and come home with a fifth place finish which was a nice rebound from Greys Harbor.”
CJB Motorsports has one more event in Oregon (Southern Oregon Speedway near Medford) before heading south for the annual Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. The Outlaws conclude their second west coast swing with a stop at Antioch (Calif.) Speedway on Sunday, September 7.
“Southern Oregon is a cool track to race at before we get into California,” said McMahan, who is looking for his 40th top-5 of the year. “Gold Cup is just an awesome event that has been a big part of my career. We’ve won a race at Silver Dollar Speedway in the #51 car; I met my wife at the track and have had a ton of success there throughout the years. Seeing family and friends is also a highlight of that weekend. We struggled at Antioch last season with a 12th and a 20th place finish so we certainly have our work cut out for us. I think we’ll be able to bring in some good momentum, though, and pick up a top-5.”
EVENT BOX SCORE (Time Trials/Heat Start & Finish/Dash Start & Finish/Feature Start & Finish):
Skagit Speedway: 9th/ 3rd (3rd)/ N/A (N/A)/ 9th (5th) – Winner: Donny Schatz
Skagit Speedway: 4th/ 3rd (4th)/ 4th (3rd)/ 3rd (5th) – Winner: Donny Schatz
Grays Harbor Raceway: 13th/ 5th (5th)/ N/A (N/A)/ 12th (11th) – Winner: Donny Schatz
Willamette Speedway: 1st/ 4th (3rd)/ 6th (8th)/ 8th (5th) – Winner: Shane Stewart
CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:
Quick Times: 10
Average Time Trial: 6.7
Average A-main finish: 6.2
Total Laps Led: 100
UP NEXT: Paul McMahan and CJB Motorsports will be back in action once again as the Outlaws head to Southern Oregon Speedway near Medford on September 3rd. Following that event, car #51 will race at the annual Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. on September 5th and 6th before wrapping up the second west coast swing with a stop at Antioch (Calif.) Speedway on September 7th.
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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.