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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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At A Glance: Jason Sides on the Move with Scott Gerkin

The Bartlett, Tenn.-native is knocking on the door of a win as the series moves to Keller Auto Speedway and Perris Auto Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. - April 15, 2015 - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series wraps up its spring California swing this weekend at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, Calif. and Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. One driver who is experiencing a renaissance as the season gets into full swing is Jason Sides.

The Bartlett, Tenn.-native moved into 2015 after a disappointing run the previous season. Sides, a 13-time series winner, finished 2014 with no wins and only three top-five finishes.

Read more: At A Glance: Sides on the Move with Gerkin

PERRIS, Calif. (April 13, 2014) –Joey Saldana is looking to defend last year’s World of Outlaws SoCal Showdown victory at Perris Motor Speedway, Saturday, April 18. Joining him last year in the winner’s circle celebration and set to return again are veterans from Workshops for Warriors.

Workshops for Warriors is a San Diego-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to training, certifying, and placing veterans of the U.S. Armed Services in manufacturing careers. Motter Motorsports’ sponsor HE&M Saw supports Workshops for Warriors and has donated HEMSAW metal cutting band saws to the vocational training program.

Read more: Workshops for Warriors Return to Perris with Defending Winner Joey Saldana

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Jason Meyers, Cody Darrah Fill In at Calistoga Speedway

Meyers takes over for Jason Johnson, Darrah for Daryn Pittman following injuries at Placerville Speedway 

CALISTOGA, Calif. - April 10, 2015 - As the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series rolls into Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown this weekend, two former series regulars, Jason Meyers and Cody Darrah, will join the field, filling in for injured drivers Jason Johnson and Daryn Pittman.

Meyers, a two-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion and only series champion from California, will fill in for Johnson through the series' final four races in the Golden State.

Read more: Meyers, Darrah Fill In at Calistoga

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Rico Abreu Defending His Home Turf at Calistoga Speedway This Weekend

Looking for a “three-peat” against the World of Outlaws

CALISTOGA, Calif. – April 9, 2015 – As the World of Outlaws tour hits California’s Calistoga Speedway this weekend, one driver looking to defend his home turf against the out-of-towners is the Napa Valley’s Rico Abreu.

The reigning USAC National Midget driving champion is one of only three drivers to win more than one race on the highly competitive World of Outlaw tour this early in the season. After claiming victories on the WoO Western Swing at Tulare’s Thunderbowl and Stockton’s dirt track, Abreu is coming home looking for a “three-peat” against the Outlaws at the half mile oval where he has been nearly unstoppable in recent years.

Read more: Abreu Defends Home Turf at Calistoga

TELFORD, PA. - April 8, 2015 - Paul McMahan is hoping for a little magic this week as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series returns to Placerville Speedway.

Flashback to 1987 and you'll find a young California kid who turned his first laps ever in a 410 sprint car at the high banked, quarter-mile oval. Not too long after, the Elk Grove native went to victory lane there.

Read more: McMahan Returns to Site of First 410 Win

INDIANAPOLIS (April 8, 2015) – One of the most challenging aspects of competing with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series is that no two nights are exactly the same. For the last 18 years, Donny Schatz has been traveling across North America honing his craft on dirt tracks of varying sizes with the best Sprint car drivers in the world. The six-time and reigning WoO champion and driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing’s (TSR) No. 15 Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance J&J will take advantage of that experience with this week’s challenge of first racing at one of the smallest tracks, Placerville Speedway, Wednesday and then taking on one of the bigger tracks on the schedule, Calistoga Speedway, Saturday and Sunday.

Succeeding with the Outlaws takes a number of skills and versatility is a key attribute. Schatz leads the Outlaws to Placerville Wednesday where the series’ hasn’t competed at since March 1992. It’s the first of five tracks on the 2015 WoO schedule where Schatz has yet to compete at during his Outlaw tenure. That won’t be the case at the picturesque Calistoga Speedway, which sits in the heart of California wine country, a track the Bad Boy Buggies/Chevrolet Performance team has extensive notes on. Schatz is a two-time winner on the sprawling semi-banked, half-mile dirt oval where speed is a major part of the outcome.

Read more: California Outlaw Tour Continues in Placerville, Calistoga

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (April 6, 2015) - Jason Sides will return to action with a World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series tripleheader this week.

Sides and his team will tackle Placerville Speedway in Placerville, Calif., on Wednesday for the Placerville Short Track Outlaw Showdown before racing on Saturday and Sunday at Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, Calif., for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown.

Read more: Sides Raiding Placerville, Calistoga This Week with World of Outlaws

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At A Glance: Kasey Kahne Racing Looks to Repeat Calistoga Magic

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series takes on the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown on April 11 and 12; takes on Placerville tonight

CONCORD, N.C. - April 7, 2015 - The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the King of the West Series return to Calistoga (Calif.) Speedway this weekend for the Wine Country Outlaw Showdown with one team looking to repeat its magic from 2014.

Last year, Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb took home wins on both nights at the semi-banked, half-mile oval. Brad Sweet held off Brian Brown on the first night while Daryn Pittman kept his KKR teammates at bay to win on night two. To cap off an already stellar weekend, the team swept all three podium positions on the second night.

Read more: At A Glance: KKR Looks for Calistoga Magic

Calistoga, CA - April 6, 2015...As part of his 80th birthday weekend we’re happy to have Calistoga Speedway legend LeRoy Van Conett as the Grand Marshall for this weekend’s Wine Country Outlaw showdown. The driver simply known as the “Dragon from Galt” is the all-time leader in career wins at the half-mile, with 31 victories to his credit.

He captured the track title seven-times in his illustrious career. Van Conett also claimed 65 career wins with the Northern Auto Racing Club and eight titles, both of which rank second to only Brent Kaeding.

Read more: All-time leader in wins at Calistoga Speedway LeRoy Van Conett to be Grand Marshall this weekend

 

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