TELFORD, PA. – June 18, 2014 – With an eye towards sprint car racing’s crown jewel event in early August, Paul McMahan and the CJB Motorsports team made the best use of their lone visit to the Knoxville Raceway before the coveted FVP Knoxville Nationals.
“We had a very good weekend by many standards,” said McMahan. “Our finishes were solid and we continued to show that we are a team that can compete night in and night out.”
The #51 Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sprinter kicked off the Fathers Day weekend by being in action at Jackson (Minn.) Speedway on Friday, June 13. Like Knoxville, the track in the state of “10,000 lakes” was a half-mile, perfect for testing speed and handling.
“Jackson was a bit of a challenge,” commented McMahan. “We timed in tenth, won the heat race and did well in the dash. Track conditions were tricky from the get go and we held on for a fifth place finish. It was nice to pick up one spot on a track that wasn’t ideal.”
The team towed south to Iowa and prepared to take on the strongest field of Knoxville regulars in recent memory.
“We ended up going out late in time trials because of the number we drew,” stated the Nashville, Tenn. resident, who finished fourth at last years Nationals. “The track got slower and we were surprised we timed in 14th. We barely missed being in a deep hole from the start. The rest of the night went well. The car wasn’t very good in the dash but we figured out something in the feature. It was the first time I’d been to Knoxville and the track was that slick. It was an great experience and we added some notes to our book for the Nationals. We will need it as the local competition is pretty tough this year.”
McMahan is looking forward to the upcoming schedule as the Outlaws continue their upper Midwest swing.
“River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota is up first and is a blast,”said McMahan. “It is a small, high-banked bull ring with a ton of passing. Racing there is just awesome. I’ve only been to I-94 Speedway once, and that was last year. It’s another high-banked track so the racing will be pretty good I imagine.”
EVENT BOX SCORE (Time Trials/Heat Start & Finish/Feature Start & Finish):
Jackson Speedway: 10th/ 1st (1st)/ 7th (6th)/ 6th (5th)
Knoxville Raceway: 14th/ 1st (1st)/ 7th (6th)/ 6th (7th)
CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:
Quick Times: 8
Average Time Trial: 5.5
Average A-main finish: 6.1
Total Laps Led: 45
UP NEXT: ‘The Greatest Show on Dirt,’ will be back in action at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. on Friday, June 20 and I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minn. on Saturday, June 21.
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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.