Deer Creek Win Makes It Five This Season for Paul McMahan

This was McMahan’s first career World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win at Deer Creek Speedway    

SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – Sept. 13, 2014 – Cold temperatures might have hung over Deer Creek Speedway Saturday night for the ASGROW/DEKALB Clash at the Creek, but the action on track was hot, as Paul McMahan battled through lapped track and held off David Gravel to score his fifth World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

“I’ll tell you what, (my crew chief) Barry Jackson and everyone else with the CJB Motorsports car gave me a great car tonight. I was a little concerned starting on the bottom there on the original start and was able to slide up in front of David there,” McMahan said.

McMahan started on the pole with Gravel in second. As the green flag fell on the feature, the two battled for the lead. As they dove into turn one, Gravel and McMahan made contact.

“He had a big run there and got into the back of me a little bit but it’s just hard racing that we’re doing out here,” McMahan said.

The two drivers drag raced down the backstretch with the advantage to McMahan as they entered three and four. Gravel dove low as McMahan took the middle and when they hit the front stretch, Gravel did a wheelie and McMahan led the first lap.

Just as the field completed the first lap a wreck involving Davey Heskin left the driver on his roof on the exit of turn two. He was Ok.

When they returned to green, McMahan chose the outside for the restart, something he would do again following cautions on laps 19 and 32.

“I tried to use the top as my advantage,” McMahan said. “I tried to roll down the hill a little bit and I can control the restarts there being the leader. David was trying to run me up the race track and keep me in the dirty stuff so I just kind of let him go out in front of me and as soon as he got in front of me I took off and left him sitting there.”

McMahan hit lapped traffic on lap eight and spent much of night battling through it. “You never know how far out in front you are. I was having a hard time getting through lapped cars because it was tough and the track got real slick. I was good through the middle but I would blow the tires off on exit.”

Gravel, who set a new track record of 11.416 in scoring his 10th quick time of the season earlier in the night, worked on different lines throughout the feature. As the field fought its way through lapped traffic in the closing laps, Gravel closed the gap on McMahan.

“It was really good on the bottom of three and four,” Gravel said. “The car stayed pretty consistent the whole time. I was good on the bottom or the top – it didn’t really matter where I ran.”

Then, on lap 32, the right rear tire of Joey Saldana, who was running third at the time and threatening Gravel’s second place perch, shredded as the driver hit the front stretch. A subsequent caution eliminated McMahan’s lead and gave Gravel one last shot at it as Kerry Madsen, now in third, and Craig Dollansky in fourth looked to make moves.

McMahan held the lead on the single file restart and cruised to his fifth win of the season with Gravel in second, Madsen in third and Dollansky in fourth. He maintains his third place position in the championship points standings, 293 out of the lead.

In victory lane, McMahan thanked his CJB Motorsports team owners Chad and Jenn Clemens for their support of him and the team.

Gravel, who ultimately came home second, almost did not make it in his Roth Motorsports car.

“After that last caution the car acted really funny,” Gravel said. “I wish the green flag would have kept going there but to finish in second with a hole in the right rear, I’m glad it wasn’t 40 laps.”

Madsen, who battled forward from a 10th place starting position in his American Racing Custom Wheels car, held off Dollansky in the closing laps to finish on the podium.

“The track was extremely tricky though because you really wanted to be aggressive on the entry of the corner but every time you did, you would find a hole you couldn’t see,” Madsen said. “The track was really exciting. There were a couple of grooves around, like the middle of four. There was plenty of stuff to hit your marks and we had a pretty exciting race… Couldn’t be more happy with the team.”

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series heads to Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway on Sept. 16 to make up a rainout from earlier this season. The series then heads to the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track on Sept. 17.

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DEER CREEK SPEEDWAY NOTES: David Gravel scored his 10th quick time of the season and set a new track record at Deer Creek Speedway after turning a lap of 11.416… Logan Schuchart, Terry McCarl, Craig Dollansky and Ian Madsen all won their Heat races tonight… Paul McMahan won the Dash and started on the pole of the A main… Brad Sweet received the KSE Hard Charger Award after advancing 10 positions to finish in sixth… Paul McMahan won his fifth race of the season on Saturday night. It was his first win at the track.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz – 20 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 27, I-96 Speedway on May 31, River Cities Speedway on June 20, 34 Raceway on June 27, Cedar Lake Speedway on June 29, Lernerville Speedway on July 15, Autodrome Drummond on July 26, Cornwall Motor Speedway on July 27, Ohsweken Speedway on July 29, Knoxville Raceway on Aug. 9, Junction Motor Speedway on Aug. 12, Nodak Speedway on Aug. 17, Castrol Raceway on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23, Skagit Speedway on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30 and Grays Harbor Raceway on Sept. 1); Daryn Pittman – 13(Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6, Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20, Dodge City Raceway Park on July 4 and 5, Lincoln Speedway on July 17, Fulton Speedway on July 23, River Cities Speedway on Aug. 15 and Southern Oregon Speedway on Sept. 3); Kerry Madsen – 6(Stockton Dirt track on March 22, El Paso Speedway Park on April 15, Lakeside Speedway on June 7, Eldora Speedway on July 12 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 3 and Antioch Speedway on Sept. 8); Paul McMahan – 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10, Limaland Motorsports Park on July 9, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 1 and Deer Creek Speedway on Sept. 13); Joey Saldana – 5(Perris Auto Speedway on April 12, Salina Highbanks on April 25, The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 23, I-80 Speedway on June 6 and Jackson Speedway on June 13); Brad Sweet – 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 5, Knoxville Raceway on June 14 and Beaver Dam Raceway on June 28); David Gravel – 4(Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, Wilmot Raceway on May 9 and Lebanon Valley Speedway on July 20); Cody Darrah – 2(Kings Speedway on April 11 and Lernerville Speedway on July 15); Shane Stewart – 2(Eldora Speedway on May 2 and Willamette Speedway on Sept. 2);Sammy Swindell – 2(Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26 and Eldora Speedway on July 11);Rico Abreu – 1(Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15); Jonathan Allard – 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway, Sept. 6);Christopher Bell – 1(Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Dale Blaney – 1 (Attica Raceway Park on May 30);Roger Crockett – 1(I-94 Speedway on June 21); Lance Dewease – 1 (July 20 at Williams Grove Speedway);Greg Hodnett – 1 (July 18 at Williams Grove Speedway); Mark Dobmeier – 1 (Huset’s Speedway on July 2);Kraig Kinser – 1 (Clay County Fair Speedway on Sept. 12); Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Carson Macedo – 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on Sept. 5); Stevie Smith – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14).

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Deer Creek Speedway; Spring Valley, Minn.; Sept. 13, 2014

A-Main – (35 Laps) – 1. 51-Paul McMahan [1] [$10,000]; 2. 83-David Gravel [2] [$5,500]; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen [10] [$3,200]; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky [6] [$2,800]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [3] [$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [16] [$2,300]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [9] [$2,200]; 8. 24-Terry McCarl [5] [$2,100]; 9. 4-Cody Darrah [13] [$2,050]; 10. 21-Brian Brown [12] [$2,000]; 11. 13-Mark Dobmeier [18] [$1,500]; 12. 17B-Bill Balog [15] [$1,200]; 13. 55-Brook Tatnell [21] [$1,100]; 14. 11-Steve Kinser [17] [$1,050]; 15. 1s-Logan Schuchart [8] [$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [11] [$900]; 17. 82-Dusty Zomer [14] [$800]; 18. 71M-Joey Saldana [4] [$800]; 19. 81-Austin Johnson [23] [$800]; 20. 18-Ian Madsen [7] [$800]; 21. 59-Tim Kaeding [22] [$800]; 22. 35-Skylar Prochaska [19] [$800]; 23. 7S-Jason Sides [24] [$800]; 24. 56-David Heskin [20] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan 1-35. KSE Hard Charger Award: 49-Brad Sweet [+10]

Qualifying – 1. 83-David Gravel, 11.416; 2. 51-Paul McMahan, 11.480; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana, 11.500; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 11.514; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 11.571; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen, 11.602; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.610; 8. 21-Brian Brown, 11.619; 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 11.658; 10. 24-Terry McCarl, 11.670; 11. 7-Craig Dollansky, 11.697; 12. 4-Cody Darrah, 11.735; 13. 82-Dusty Zomer, 11.737; 14. 17B-Bill Balog, 11.748; 15. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.751; 16. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.783; 17. 11-Steve Kinser, 11.807; 18. 13-Mark Dobmeier, 11.823; 19. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 11.868; 20. 56-David Heskin, 11.875; 21. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips, 11.875; 22. 55-Brook Tatnell, 11.917; 23. 59-Tim Kaeding, 12.014; 24. 81-Austin Johnson, 12.064; 25. 14-Jody Rosenboom, 12.108; 26. 7S-Jason Sides, 12.149; 27. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 12.150; 28. O9-Matt Juhl, 12.256; 29. 19-Ryan Wilson, 12.313; 30. 1A-Jacob Allen, 12.507; 31. 93-Derrick Lusk, 12.541; 32. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 12.643; 33. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 12.799

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 1s-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 82-Dusty Zomer [1]; 3. 83-David Gravel [4]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [5]; 6. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [6]; 7. 14-Jody Rosenboom [7]; 8. 101-Chuck McGillivray [9]; 9. 19-Ryan Wilson [8]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 24-Terry McCarl [2]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 3. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 55-Brook Tatnell [6]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 8. 13-Mark Dobmeier [5]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 7-Craig Dollansky [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 5. 59-Tim Kaeding [6]; 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska [5]; 7. 71A-R.J. Johnson [7]; 8. 93-Derrick Lusk [8]

Heat 4 – (8 Laps – Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 4-Cody Darrah [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 81-Austin Johnson [6]; 6. 56-David Heskin [5]; 7. O9-Matt Juhl [7]; 8. 2K-Kevin Ingle [8]

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) – 1. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 83-David Gravel [1]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 5. 24-Terry McCarl [6]; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky [7]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [8]; 8. 1s-Logan Schuchart [5]

Last Chance Showdown – (12 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) – 1. 35-Skylar Prochaska [2] [-]; 2. 13-Mark Dobmeier [1] [-]; 3. 56-David Heskin [3] [-]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [6] [-]; 5. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [4] [$200]; 6. O9-Matt Juhl [8] [$180]; 7. 14-Jody Rosenboom [5] [$175]; 8. 19-Ryan Wilson [9] [$160]; 9. 71A-R.J. Johnson [7] [$150]; 10. 93-Derrick Lusk [11] [$150]; 11. 101-Chuck McGillivray [13] [$150]; 12. 2K-Kevin Ingle [12] [$150]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [10] [$150]


World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5’s

Top 10’s

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

10649

0

20

53

69

7

2

9

Daryn Pittman

10448

-201

13

42

66

4

3

51

Paul McMahan

10356

-293

5

41

67

10

4

29

Kerry Madsen

10185

-464

6

38

61

6

5

71M

Joey Saldana

10155

-494

5

33

53

22

6

49

Brad Sweet

9943

-706

5

26

52

2

7

4

Cody Darrah

9580

-1069

2

16

40

3

8

11

Steve Kinser

9408

-1241

1

10

36

0

9

11k

Kraig Kinser

9147

-1502

1

7

28

0

10

83

David Gravel

9015

-1634

4

20

45

10

11

7s

Jason Sides

8584

-2065

0

2

19

0

12

1S

Logan Schuchart

8029

-2620

0

5

14

1

13

1A

Jacob Allen

6898

-3751

0

0

1

0

14

1

Sammy Swindell

5990

-4659

2

11

19

1

15

59

Tim Kaeding

3874

-6775

0

3

14

0

16

2

Shane Stewart

3785

-6864

2

9

18

4

17

5W

Lucas Wolfe

3442

-7207

0

2

8

1

18

21

Brian Brown

3050

-7599

0

4

11

0

19

77X

Wayne Johnson

2614

-8035

0

0

0

0

20

W20

Greg Wilson

2481

-8168

0

0

2

0

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