TELFORD, PA. – April 1, 2015 – Paul McMahan was charging. A pole position and a stout #51 machine had the Nashville Tenn. resident gunning for a victory at Antioch Speedway. The only thing standing in his way? Daryn Pittman.
“The battle we had with Pittman was pretty good,” said McMahan, driver of the Bairs Tree Service, Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete and All Star Performance sponsored machine. “We just came up short on that one. It wasn’t for lack of effort though. It capped off two solid nights for us out in California.”
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series continued their first west coast swing of the season as the tour made stops at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. on Saturday, March 28th and Antioch Speedway the following night.
“Chico one of my favorite tracks because of the memories I have there,” explained the California. “We just didn’t do well and had problems in the feature. It was very disappointing. I wanted a better showing for the #51 car at one of my home tracks.”
The following night, lady luck appeared to be riding with McMahan.
Won our heat race for the second night in a row,” said McMahan. “Made it through the heat race. Started and finished the dash up front. Daryn just got ahead of us on the start. With Antioch being so narrow, we didn’t have many opportunities to get around him. The track was fast and heavy. It was a good night but disappointing. It was Shane (Bowers) last night with us and we wanted a win. We had to settle for second.”
The Outlaws will take the Easter weekend off before returning to action at Placerville Speedway on Wednesday, April 8th. The series, which hasn’t visited the venerable track since 1992, is beginning to heat up from a competition stand point.
“Placerville is another cool track out in California,” said McMahan. “We haven’t been there with the series in a long time. It comes at a good time as the racing action is really getting good. I’m looking forward to heading back to Placerville and then onto Calistoga and more. It’s fun racing out near home. I’m hoping we can build some more momentum to bring back east when we get into the heart of the schedule.
CJB MOTORSPORTS 2015 STATS:
Quick Times: 1
Heat Race Wins: 4
Dash Wins: 3
Average Time Trial: 6.5
Average A-main finish: 6.8
Total Laps Led: 47
The Outlaws have the weekend off before returning the Placerville Speedway on Wednesday, April 8th for their first visit since 1992.
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