041815 Perris VL

A Tale of Two Ends: McMahan Scores His First Win of the Season

With his win at Perris, the CJB Motorsports driver is the ninth different winner of the season

PERRIS, Calif. - April 18, 2015 - Saturday night's SoCal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway was a tale of two ends - the scramble at the beginning and the pass at the end.

After a three lap scrum to start the feature, Kerry Madsen battled past Donny Schatz to take over the lead. It was then Joey Saldana who fought his way past Madsen. Ultimately though, the night belonged to Paul McMahan who got around Saldana on the second to last lap and took home his first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the season.

"We qualified well and we were just trying things all night long and we just went back to normal," McMahan said. "I tell you what, the car was phenomenal. I could run the top and bottom of one and two and three and four I was coming in around the top. It started taking a little rubber or cleaned off a lot and Joey just got held up with lapped traffic and I was able to get to him. And then got down in there and was able slide up in front of him. Going to victory lane - I'll tell you it's awesome to win here in Perris."

McMahan's win made him the ninth different winner of a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event so far this season. With 24 career wins, he is now just one win away from tying Bobby Allen for 17th on the all-time wins list.

The night was notable early on as the first time the series has used a new format for fields under 21 cars. After qualifying, there were two heat races with the winner and top qualifier in each transferring to the Dash. Then there were two qualifier races - the fields were set by Heat race finishing position - where the winner and top qualifier in each transferred to the Dash.

Donny Schatz won the Dash and led the field to the feature green flag. As the field entered turn one, Madsen dove in and slid Schatz onto the backstretch. Schatz drag raced Madsen to turn three and briefly retook the lead before Madsen got back around him. Madsen led one more lap before Saldana charged forward.

As they rounded turn four approaching the start finish line on lap three, Saldana went high onto the front straight and took over the lead. McMahan, meanwhile, battled from his fourth place starting position, around Madsen and Schatz to take over the second place position.

Saldana hit lapped traffic on lap seven, but continued to expand his lead through much of the 30-lap feature which went flag-to-flag without a caution. Schatz, who started the night on the pole, slipped back as far as sixth. The Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing driver began to make his march back to the front on lap 23. He got around Brad Sweet, then Madsen and finally around Stewart, who sits second in the championship standings behind Schatz, to take over the third position.

In the waning laps, McMahan began to make his push forward and was able to close the gap as Saldana got bunched up in lapped traffic. As the two drivers rounded the track with two laps to go, McMahan was able to get a run on Saldana coming off of turn two and drag race past the Motter Motorsports No. 71m. Saldana tried to retake the position, but it was McMahan who crossed the finishline in first.

"That was my only shot," McMahan said about the pass on Saldana. "I wasn't going to be able to follow him around there and to be able to pass him - Joey was keeping up a pretty good pace there. The middle is kind of dirty and that's what we were kind of banking on. I was able to get through there clean and slide up in front of him."

Saldana and his Motter Motorsports team hosted Workshops for Warriors, a non-profit dedicated to training military veterans for manufacturing careers, on Saturday night at Perris. Saldana finished the night in second.

"It's huge for us right now," Saldana said. "I've been struggling so it's nice to get a good result for our Workshop for Warriors tonight. We had a good car here."

Schatz said his No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies car was good heading into the feature but took a while to get up to speed.

"We missed it a little bit," Schatz said. "I was in the wrong part of the race track at all the right time so it's just the way it goes. I made some mistakes tonight… but had we were able to get back going there at the end and had a shot just came up a little short."

Two-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Jason Meyers, who filled in through the final four races of the California stretch for an injured Jason Johnson, took home the KSE Racing Hard Charger Award after advancing four positions to finish in eighth.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series heads east to take on the birthplace of the series, Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals on April 24 and 25. Great seats still remain at the historic track and can be purchased by visiting http://www.WorldofOutlaws.com/Tickets or by calling 1-877-395-8606 . Purchase a 2-day ticket package by April 23 and receive a free fan pit pass.

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Perris Auto Speedway Notebook

RACE NOTES: Paul McMahan's win tonight was his first win of 2015… Paul McMahan was the ninth different winner of 2015… Jason Meyers, filling in for Jason Johnson, was the night's KSE Racing Hard Charger, advancing four positions to finish in eighth… Shane Stewart took home his second quick time of the season.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Randy Waitman; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; Mobil 1 ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; Lincoln Welders ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Jason Meyers; Edelbrock ($50 cash): David Gravel; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart;Superflow ($50 cash): Jacob Allen; Sweet Manufacturing ($50 product certificate): Paul McMahan;KSE Racing Products ($100 product certificate): Jason Meyers; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Paul McMahan;Mobil 1 (20% off Mobil1RacingStore.com): Randy Waitman; JE Pistons (Set of Rings):Jacob Allen; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Randy Waitman.

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Stockton Dirt Track on March 21, Silver Dollar Speedway on March 28, Placerville Speedway on April 8, Calistoga Speedway on April 12); Rico Abreu - 2 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 22, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14); Daryn Pittman - 2 (Antioch Speedway on March 29, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13); Shane Stewart - 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5, Keller Auto Speedway on April 17); Brad Sweet - 2 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, Calistoga Speedway on April 11); Brian Brown - 1 (USA Raceway on March 7); Tim Kaeding - 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 13); Terry McCarl - 1 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5); Paul McMahan - 1 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 18).

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Perris Auto Speedway; Perris, Calif.; April 18, 2015

A-Main - (30 Laps) - 1. 51-Paul McMahan [4] [$10,000]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [3] [$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [1] [$3,200]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [5] [$2,800]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [6] [$2,500]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [2] [$2,300]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [7] [$2,200]; 8. 41-Jason Meyers [12] [$2,100]; 9. 83-David Gravel [8] [$2,050]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides [13] [$2,000]; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10] [$1,500]; 12. 1s-Logan Schuchart [9] [$1,200]; 13. 7-Craig Dollansky [11] [$1,100]; 14. 7H-Jojo Helberg [15] [$1,050]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [14] [$1,100]; 16. 69-Randy Waitman [17] [$900]; 17. 73-Shane Golobic [16] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-2, Joey Saldana 3-28, Paul McMahan 29-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 41-Jason Meyers [+4]

Qualifying - 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.506; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 14.566; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 14.660; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana, 14.663; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 14.666; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen, 14.845; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 14.939; 8. 83-David Gravel, 14.950; 9. 1s-Logan Schuchart, 14.989; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.005; 11. 7-Craig Dollansky, 15.024; 12. 41-Jason Meyers, 15.112; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.306; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.338; 15. 7H-Jojo Helberg, 15.366; 16. 73-Shane Golobic, 15.433; 17. 69-Randy Waitman, 16.856

Heat 1 - (8 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky [6]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 7. 1s-Logan Schuchart [5]; 8. 7H-Jojo Helberg [8]; 9. 69-Randy Waitman [9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps) - 1. 83-David Gravel [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 5. 41-Jason Meyers [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 73-Shane Golobic [8]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]

Qualifier 1 - (8 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [3]; 3. 7s-Jason Sides [4]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 5. 1s-Logan Schuchart [5]; 6. 7H-Jojo Helberg [6]; 7. 69-Randy Waitman [7]

Qualifier 2 - (8 Laps) - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 71M-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 41-Jason Meyers [3]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [4]; 5. 73-Shane Golobic [5]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [1]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 8. 83-David Gravel [8]

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos

Car

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5's

Top 10's

QT

1

15

Donny Schatz

2379

0

5

11

15

1

2

2

Shane Stewart

2356

-23

2

9

13

2

3

49

Brad Sweet

2326

-53

2

9

13

2

4

29

Kerry Madsen

2294

-85

0

6

14

4

5

71M

Joey Saldana

2278

-101

0

5

13

2

6

51

Paul McMahan

2274

-105

1

9

12

2

7

7s

Jason Sides

2182

-197

0

5

7

0

8

9

Daryn Pittman

2172

-207

2

6

11

0

9

83

David Gravel

2169

-210

0

2

9

1

10

11k

Kraig Kinser

2046

-333

0

0

2

0

11

1S

Logan Schuchart

1925

-454

0

0

4

0

12

41

Jason Johnson

1922

-457

0

1

5

0

13

7

Craig Dollansky

1909

-470

0

1

4

0

14

1A

Jacob Allen

1642

-737

0

0

0

0

15

24

Rico Abreu

1501

-878

2

3

5

1

16

24

Terry McCarl

1481

-898

1

3

6

0

17

7H

Jojo Helberg

1292

-1087

0

0

0

0

18

0

Bud Kaeding

1179

-1200

0

2

3

0

19

44W

Austen Wheatley

1168

-1211

0

0

0

0

20

88N

D.J. Netto

1066

-1313

0

0

0

0

 

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Lincoln Welders (Official Welder), Bad Boy Buggies (Official Side-by-Side Vehicle), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Mobil 1, MSD, Penske Racing Shocks, Sweet Manufacturing, and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Intercomp, Impact Race Products, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo and TNT Rescue.

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