TELFORD, PA. – July 30, 2014 – Drivers and teams on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series get to travel quite a bit throughout the course of the year.
“The traveling that we get to do is special, ” said McMahan, a California native. “It can be tiring at times but it honestly is one of the perks of the job. Getting to go to Canada is pretty cool each year. The fans up there love sprint car racing and always give us a warm welcome.”
Before heading north, the #51 Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sprinter had to tackle Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway on Wednesday, July 23rd.
“We had a fairly good night at Fulton,” commented McMahan. “We timed in 8th, finished second in the heat but missed the dash. The dash is pretty important as it lets you start up front. We picked up four sports to finish 6th in the feature. Overall it was pretty solid.”
Autodrome Drummondville in Drummondville, Quebec was the first Outlaw race of the 2014 season on Canadian soil. Known for their excellent attention to showmanship, the track didn’t disappoint.
“Everyone in Drummondville is excited to see us come there and it shows,” explained McMahan, who has led 45 laps this season. “Between the great driver intros they do to the fireworks and more, they do an awful lot to make sure they have a lot of entertainment value. We had a great night and stayed in the top-5 the whole way. We slipped a little in the feature and finished fourth.”
From Drummondville, the series headed to Cornwall (Ont.) Motor Speedway for more Canadian racing action.
“We kept our momentum going into Cornwall,” said McMahan. “We were in the top-5 for most of the night and ended up 7th.”
Ohsweken (Ont.) Speedway was the nightcap for the Outlaws first Canadian swing.
“Ohsweken started out well,” explained the Nashville, Tenn. resident. “We got caught up in an incident and suffered some damage. Luckily, Barry (Jackson) and the guys sprung into action and got us fixed up and back out. We finished 18th but I was so proud of my guys for the way they got us back in the event. It showed a lot of heart and desire.”
The #51 team will now begin a long trek southwest for the most grueling event of the season, the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. Immediately following the battle at the Missouri bullring, the team rolls north to Knoxville (IA) Raceway for the Capatani Classic, the final tune up before the FVP Knoxville Nationals.
“Pevely is one of the most exciting tracks we go to for sure,” said McMahan, who finished 7th at I-55 in April. “Fifty-five laps around there in that heat is tough but it is a marquee event to win. Heading up to Knoxville will be nice as we get one more night of track time going into the Nationals. We finished fourth in last years Nationals and I think we’ll be even better this year.”
EVENT BOX SCORE (Time Trials/Heat Start & Finish/Dash Start & Finish/Feature Start & Finish):
Fulton Speedway: 8th/ 2nd (2nd)/ N/A (N/A)/ 10th (6th) – Winner: Daryn Pittman
Autodrome Drummondville: 3rd/ 4th (4th)/ 2nd (2nd)/ 2nd (4th) – Winner: Donny Schatz
Cornwall Motor Speedway: 2nd/ 4th (3rd)/ 5th (4th)/ 4th (7th) – Winner: Donny Schatz
Ohsweken Speedway: 11th/ 2nd (1st)/ 8th (5th)/ 5th (18th) – Winner: Donny Schatz
CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:
Quick Times: 8
Average Time Trial: 6.5
Average A-main finish: 6.3
Total Laps Led: 45
UP NEXT: Next up on the schedule for the #51 team is the Ironman 55 weekend at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 near Pevely, Missouri on Friday, August 1st and Saturday, August 2nd. Following that event, the team kicks off the 2014 FVP Knoxville Nationals week with the Capatani Classic at Knoxville (IA) Raceway.
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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.