TELFORD, PA. – May 28, 2014 – Memorial Day weekend is widely accepted as the unofficial beginning of summer time. As the temperature rises, so does the level of competition on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series tour. With a pair of top-5’s over the one of racing’s biggest stretches, Paul McMahan and CJB Motorsports have positioned themselves well for the tough road ahead.
“All in all it was a very successful weekend for us,” said McMahan, driver of the #51 Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sprinter. “Charlotte is one of my favorite tracks and Lawrenceburg is always fun. Having great finishes was just the icing on the cake really.”
McMahan and his team eagerly looked forward to returning to the Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Circle K/NOS Energy Showdown. With a pair of victories in three events at the progressively banked track near Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2013, many eyes were on the team to duplicate their previous success.
“We timed in fifth and that set us up for a great night,” explained the Nashville, Tenn. resident. “From there, we made the dash, didn’t do so well there but went forward in the feature. Joey (Saldana) and Donny (Schatz) were excellent during the feature so we made up what we could and finished fourth.”
Once finished in Charlotte, the team journeyed northwest to Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway for a showdown on Memorial Day itself.
“We rolled our momentum from Charlotte into Lawrenceburg very well,” said McMahan. “We timed in third quick, were steady and consistent throughout the night. We were up battling Sammy (Swindell) for the lead when the right rear developed a hole in it. We were lucky to finish fifth and not end up with another DNF. It was disappointing for sure but could have been much worse.”
With one of the biggest racing weekends on the calendar in the books, focus shifts to two events in the upper Midwest as the series makes stops at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park and I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich.
“Timing in is so critical at Attica,” said McMahan. “When you go out to qualify makes or breaks your night as the track gets slower the later you go out. We’ll face some stiff competition from the local and regional guys at that track. It is defiantly an advantage to run there weekly. I-96 is a cool place and I have quite a few friends there from my days driving the U2 car. We won there last year so I am looking forward to more success.”
CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:
Quick Times: 6
Average Time Trial: 4.7
Average A-main finish: 6.3
UP NEXT: CJB Motorsports will be in action once again as the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series heads to Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park for the Kistler Engines Classic on Friday, May 30 and the I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. for the NAPA Rumble on Saturday, May 31st.
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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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