TELFORD, PA. – September 10, 2014 – Immersed amongst friends and family, Paul McMahan tried to accomplish a major goal during the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series second west coast swing.
In the end, what he was hoping was a story of victory turned into a story of battling through a set challenging situations.
“We battled back and went forward most of that four race stretch,” said McMahan, who is a Northern California native. “It was something everynight that seemed to challenge us but our team rose to the occasion.”
The #51 Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sprinter began the final four-race run on the left side of the U.S.A. by turning in an impressive charge at Southern Oregon Speedway near Medford.
“Southern Oregon is a neat place,” commented McMahan, who has led 100 laps this season. “We were able to make up quite a bit of ground on the restarts and that’s how we gained seven spots.”
On the docket next was the annual Gold Cup Race of Champions event at Silver Dollar Speedway near Chico, Calif. The two-day affair had special meaning to the driver from nearby Elk Grove.
“Gold Cup is huge to me because I grew up going there and racing there,” explained McMahan. “On night one we got tangled up in a situation that resulted in a finish well below our expectations. We were up to third at one point before we ran into trouble. Second night was a bit more of the same as we ended up catching a piece of three wrecks. Chico was tough and we really wanted to pick up a victory in one of the crown jewels of sprint car racing. It just wasn’t meant to be this year.”
McMahan and the rest of the Outlaws closed out their second west coast swing with a trip to Antioch (Calif.) Speedway
“Antioch was a thorn in our side last year,” said McMahan, who notched a career best finish at the track. “To come out of there with a top-5 is great. The track was pretty narrow so we held on but we’re satisfied with the result.”
Plenty of windshield time is in store for the #51 crew as they trek east to Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa on Friday, September 12 before rolling north to Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minn. Following the weekend of racing, the Outlaws will return to Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway to make up an event that was rescheduled from June.
“Clay County (Fair Speedway) is very weather dependent,” said McMahan. “Depending on what Mother Nature is like, the track can go through so many changes. It’s a fast place and it takes place during the fair so we try to sneak over there for some Fried Oreos. Deerk Creek (Speedway) is a high-banked track where you’re spending a fair amount of time near the top. It’s a racers track, which I like very much. Kokomo is the same way and I am really glad we are going back there. Anything is possible as we are third in the points with Daryn (Pittman) In sight. It’s going to be a very competitive finish to the season.”
EVENT BOX SCORE (Time Trials/Heat Start & Finish/Dash Start & Finish/Feature Start & Finish):
Southern Oregon Speedway: 7th/ 4th (3rd)/ N/A (N/A)/ 10th (3rd) – Winner: Daryn Pittman
Silver Dollar Speedway: 6th/ 3rd (2nd)/ N/A (N/A)/ 9th (13th) – Winner: Carson Macedo
Silver Dollar Speedway: 24th/ 6th (4th)/ N/A (N/A)/ 20th (10th) – Winner: Jonathan Allard
Willamette Speedway: 1st/ 4th (3rd)/ 6th (8th)/ 8th (5th) – Winner: Kerry Madsen
CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:
Quick Times: 10
Average Time Trial: 6.8
Average A-main finish: 6.3
Total Laps Led: 100
UP NEXT: Paul McMahan and CJB Motorsports trek east for racing action at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa on Friday, September 12, Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday, September 13 and Kokomo Speedway on Tuesday, September 16.
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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.