TELFORD, PA. – June 11, 2014 – Across many forms of motorsports, drivers would agree that having speed is one of the most important factors when it comes to success.
The #51 Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance sprinter driven by Paul McMahan has shown excellent speed throughout the 2014 season but the Califonria native and his CJB Motorsports crew turned up the wick this past weekend with a pair of quicktimes at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. and at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.
“We had a rocketship all weekend,” explained McMahan. “To set quicktime both nights is a huge accomplishment for our team.”
With Mother Nature delaying the Outlaws event at Kokomo Speedway until September 16, the teams headed west to the Cornhusker state.
“We started off really well in time trials at I-80,” said the California native. “We made it through our heat, did well in the dash and had an excellent battle with Joey (Saldana) and Donny (Schatz) for the lead. We were even three wide at one point. Lap traffic got in the way and we ended up third. Overall though, it was a very solid night.”
A 200-mile overnight drive brought the Pennsylvania based team to Kansas City, Kan. and Lakeside Speedway. The flat half-mile proved to be excellent for car #51 as the team set quicktime for the second night in a row.
“We actually lowered the previous track record at Lakeside,” said McMahan, who reset the track record he already held with a lap of 13.304 seconds. “It was very similar to our night at I-80 in that we made it through the heats and dash ok. We had a great race going on with Kerry (Madsen) going into the last lap when lap traffic slowed us again. It’s a racing deal and it happens. Kerry won and we finished second. It was another excellent run for us. “
The month of June continues on as the tour makes its way north for events at Jackson (Minn.) Speedway and Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway.
“Jackson is a big track that is normally pretty wet so it will be fast.,” said McMahan. “We’re looking to make a statement at Knoxville. We finished fourth at the (Knoxville) Nationals last year so we’re looking to build on that. We truly believe we have a car capable of winning there, not only this weekend but for the Nationals as well.”
CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:
Quick Times: 8
Average Time Trial: 5.2
Average A-main finish: 6.1
UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series continues their swing through the Midwest with visits at Jackson (Minn.) Speedway on Friday, June 13 and Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway for the Mediacom Shootout on Saturday, June 14.
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