TELFORD, PA. – September 17, 2014 – Fresh off their second west coast swing, Paul McMahan and the CJB Motorsports team were primed for the final run to the championship.
Adding their fifth win of the season seemed to be the right way to kick off the march to the World of Outlaws World Finals.
“Not winning on the west coast was a tad disappointing but it wasn’t terrible by any means,” said McMahan, who has now led 135 laps this season. “Coming back to the Midwest was great for us because we had quite a bit of success here throughout the year.”
The #51 Bairs Tree Service/Nyce Crete & Landis Block & Concrete/All Star Performance machine was back in action at Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa on September 13th following an 1,800-mile trek from Antioch, Calif.
“The drive was long,” commented McMahan. “It’s one of the longest of the year. We rolled into Clay County ready to race for sure. It wasn’t a bad night and we learned a few things. I’ve said it once and I will say it again; making the dash is absolutely crucial. We didn’t and started 10th. We gained a spot and managed to learn a few things.”
Following the top-10 finish, CJB Motorsports pulled out the cold weather gear for the ASGROW/DEKALB “Clash at the Creek.” The annual stop for the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt,’ at Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minn. is a favorite among drivers.
“Deer Creek is a blast because you can drive it flat out,” explained McMahan. “We were fast in time trials, ran well in our heat race, won the dash and won the race. Gravel gave me a good run for my money and we even made contact in the beginning. Luckily, Barry and the entire CJB crew gave me a great car that was capable of winning and we did just that.”
Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway was up next for the Outlaws. The event, rescheduled from a rain out in June, kicked off an exciting week of racing across three states for the tour.
“Kokomo is a pretty cool place, especially for sprint cars,” said McMahan. “We didn’t time in well (18th) but gained ten spots in the feature. The car was much better than where we started, which is always good. With Terre Haute (Action Track), Eldora (Speedway), and Lernerville (Speedway) coming up, we need to be on our game. We still have a chance to make up some ground and win races before the season is out. This week and weekend, we tackle some very fast tracks. I know our #51 will be right up near the front.”
EVENT BOX SCORE (Time Trials/Heat Start & Finish/Dash Start & Finish/Feature Start & Finish):
Clay County Fairgrounds: 6th/ 3rd (2nd)/ N/A (N/A)/ 10th (9th) – Winner: Kraig Kinser
Deer Creek Speedway: 2nd/ 4th (3rd)/ 2nd (1st)/ 1st (1st) – Winner: Paul McMahan
Kokomo Speedway: 18th/ 5th (5th)/ N/A (N/A)/ 18th (8th) – Winner: Donny Schatz
CJB MOTORSPORTS 2014 STATS:
Quick Times: 10
Average Time Trial: 6.9
Average A-main finish: 6.3
Total Laps Led: 135
UP NEXT: Paul McMahan and CJB Motorsports take on the Terre Haute Action Track on September 17. Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio hosts its’ final night of Outlaw competition on Friday, September 19 with Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pa. hosting the Commonwealth Clash on Saturday, September 20.
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