Inside Line Promotions – LAKE ODESSA, Mich. – Paul McMahan looks forward to returning to I-96 Speedway every year for the annual NAPA Rumble in Michigan.
This year he has added incentive for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event on Saturday, May 31. McMahan claimed last year’s race on the half-mile track. However, the track has since been reconfigured to a wider, 3/8-mile oval.
“(The track size) doesn’t matter,” he said. “We run on different race tracks throughout the season. The biggest thing is to figure out what gear to run.”
McMahan was the fourth consecutive different winner of the race last season in an area he is familiar with. McMahan drove for a sprint car team based in Michigan from 1999-2002.
“I’ve got a lot of friends up in Michigan from when I drove the U2 car,” he said. “Our shop was only an hour from I-96 Speedway. We have a lot of friends and family up there.”
McMahan made a late-race pass last year to take the lead en route to his third World of Outlaws feature win of the season. This year he has recorded two feature victories.
WHO: World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series
WHAT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, which features open-wheeled, 900-plus horsepowered race cars, travels the country for more than 90 races at more than 50 dirt tracks in 24 states and three Canadian provinces
WHERE: I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich.
WHEN: Saturday, May 31
TIMES: Pits open at 2 p.m.; Main gates open at 4 p.m.; Racing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Check out the NAPA Auto Parts $5 off general admission ticket special. When fans purchase a general admission ticket a participating NAPA Auto Parts store they receive $5 off (adult tickets are $35 or $30 at NAPA Auto Parts and child tickets are $15 or $10 at NAPA Auto Parts ). Children 5 and younger get into the race for free. Fans need to exchange their NAPA Auto Parts receipt for a ticket at the main grandstands booth on race day. There is a limit of two people per receipt.
A pit/combo ticket is also available, which includes a reserved seat, a pit pass and a “Class of 2014” poster of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers. Adult pit/combo tickets are $38 and pit/combo tickets for children aged 0 to 12 are $25.
For reserved seating ticket information, visit http://www.SLSpromotions.com or call 1-815-344-2023 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central) Monday thru Friday.
Also, spectators can upgrade any ticket to a pit pass for only $10 on race day.