Keeping Pace

McMahan Powers to World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Win at Charlotte

World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series welcomes STP as their  title sponsor. (Courtesy of WoO)
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series welcomes STP as their title sponsor. (Courtesy of WoO)

Late in the going of the night's main event Paul McMahan stole the lead from World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship leader Daryn Pittman.

Courtesy: WoO Sprint Car Series Media Relations

 

CONCORD, NC. - May 24, 2013 - Just past the halfway point of the Circle K/NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown on Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Paul McMahan stole the lead from World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series championship leader Daryn Pittman.

After a restart on Lap 17, Pittman moved up the track, and McMahan saw his chance. McMahan steadily worked the bottom groove and was able to make a pass to move himself past Pittman, where he pulled away to win in the CJB Motorsports car for the second time this season.

"Last year at the World Finals we had a pretty good car coming from 22nd to second," said McMahan, of Nashville, Tenn., who is second to Pittman in the championship standings. "This year we pretty much got the car awesome again. We ended up starting ninth in the dash and got to fifth so that was a big jump for us. In the main event we started fifth and just got rolling around and glued to the bottom, the car was so good on the bottom. And we just stayed there all night long, Daryn moved to the top, which really surprised me, and I kept pounding the bottom and was able to get by and hold on for the victory."

Pittman continued to hang onto second in Great Clips GF1 car as Kyle Larson closed quickly on the high side following a restart with five laps to go. Larson was challenging Pittman for the second position, but came up just short of gaining the position.

"We have been good, we have been consistent, but at the end of the day you know you want to win races," said Pittman, of Owasso, Okla. "That's why we're out here and that's where you get the satisfaction, and to come that close to feel like you didn't do your part as a driver, to know you let the crew down is the hardest part to swallow. We're a team and we'll come back and they'll be disappointed, but they won't work any less hard this week and we'll be back for Lawrenceburg on Monday."

Larson became a threat on the top side in the Abreu Vineyards car as the laps were winding down when he settled for third.

"I kept getting bad restarts in the beginning and was a kind of down on myself, then we got a couple of cautions late and I was able to get my momentum going around the top and it was able to clean off up there," said Larson, of Elk Grove, Calif. "I think I needed one more caution with three of four laps to go and I might have had a shot at Daryn or Paul."

Tony Stewart had a strong top-three run going for most of the race, but his Office Depot/Mobil 1 J&J fell to Larson in the final four laps and Stewart settled for a fourth-place finish, his third consecutive top-five finish with the Outlaws in the past week. Steve Kinser rounded out the top five, collecting his second top-five finish of the season.

Sammy Swindell's night started on a strong note, but ended on a sour one. After qualifying in the third position overall and starting the feature on the outside of the front row, Swindell's Big Game Treestands Eagle ended up flipping in turn one, cutting short his night.

Jason Sides earned the KSE Hard Charger award by picking up 12 spots in the A-main after starting 18th. Sides had to pass through the Last Chance Showdown to get into the feature event.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series gets a short break over Memorial Day weekend before kicking back into action on Monday night at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.

THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE NOTEBOOK

 

NOTES - Logan Schuchart set quick time in qualifying at the medium banked oval in 15.521 seconds. ... Ed Lynch Jr., Paul McMahan and Dave Blaney won heat races. ... The dash draw was a 6 for the 17th time this year. ... Daryn Pittman won the dash for the first time this year.

QUALIFYING - Logan Schuchart was the fastest qualifier around 4/10-mile oval with a time of 15.521 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Tony Stewart (4 points), Sammy Swindell (3), Steve Kinser (2) and Daryn Pittman (1).

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CONTINGENCY WINNERS - MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Kerry Madsen; MSD Ignitions($50 cash): Paul McMahan; STP ($50 cash): Steve Kinser; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($50 cash): Jason Sides; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jason Sides; UNOH ($50 cash): Jason Sides; American Racing Custom Wheels ($50 cash): Bill Rose; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Bill Rose; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Bill Rose; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Bill Rose; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): David Gravel; Superflow ($50 cash): Ed Lynch Jr.; Klotz Synthetic Lubricants ($50 cash): Joey Saldana;KSE Racing Products ($100 certificate): Jason Sides; Penske Shocks ($100 certificate): Bill Rose;Armor All (case of product: Sam Hafertepe Jr; Comp Cams ($50 certificate); Paul McMahan; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($200 certificates): Jason Sides, David Gravel, Kerry Madsen; JE Pistons (set of rings): Craig Dollansky and Kerry Madsen.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; The Dirt Track at Charlotte; Concord, N.C.; May 24, 2013

A-Main - (30 Laps): 1. 51-Paul McMahan [5] [$12,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1] [$5,700]; 3. 1K-Kyle Larson [4] [$3,500]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [6] [$3,000]; 5. 11-Steve Kinser [7] [$2,600]; 6. 7S-Jason Sides [18] [$2,400]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3] [$2,300]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [11] [$2,200]; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [12] [$2,150]; 10. 6R-Bill Rose [15] [$2,100]; 11. 10-Dave Blaney [9] [$1,600]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz [8] [$1,350]; 13. 6-David Gravel [17] [$1,300]; 14. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [10] [$1,200]; 15. 83-Tim Kaeding [14] [$1,100]; 16. 7-Craig Dollansky [25] [$200]; 17. 71M-Joey Saldana [22] [$900]; 18. 63-Chad Kemenah [26] [$50]; 19. W20-Greg Wilson [19] [$800]; 20. 4-Cody Darrah [16] [$800]; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser [20] [$800]; 22. 1-Sammy Swindell [2] [$800]; 23. 29-Kerry Madsen [24] [$800]; 24. 4S-Danny Smith [21] [$800]; 25. 59-Jac Haudenschild [23] [$800]; 26. 13-Jason Leffler [13] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-16, Paul McMahan 17-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 7S-Jason Sides [+12]

Qualifying: 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.521; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.643; 3. 1-Sammy Swindell, 15.669; 4. 11-Steve Kinser, 15.709; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.733; 6. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.747; 7. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr, 15.763; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.798; 9. 10-Dave Blaney, 15.858; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr, 15.872; 11. 51-Paul McMahan, 15.914; 12. 13-Jason Leffler, 15.935; 13. 83-Tim Kaeding, 15.978; 14. 6R-Bill Rose, 15.994; 15. 4-Cody Darrah, 16.040; 16. 1K-Kyle Larson, 16.063; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.125; 18. 6-David Gravel, 16.154; 19. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.209; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.240; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.280; 22. 63-Chad Kemenah, 16.285; 23. 4S-Danny Smith, 16.297; 24. 47-Eric Riggins Jr, 16.337; 25. 7-Craig Dollansky, 16.355; 26. 71M-Joey Saldana, 16.381; 27. 29-Kerry Madsen, 16.391; 28. 59-Jac Haudenschild, 16.619; 29. 6W-Brad Wickam, 16.838

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [2]; 2. 1K-Kyle Larson [6]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr [1]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 5. 83-Tim Kaeding [5]; 6. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [7]; 8. 7-Craig Dollansky [9]; 9. 59-Jac Haudenschild [10]; 10. 63-Chad Kemenah [8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana [9]; 6. 6R-Bill Rose [5]; 7. 4S-Danny Smith [8]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [6]; 10. 6W-Brad Wickam [10]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 10-Dave Blaney [2]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 5. 13-Jason Leffler [1]; 6. 6-David Gravel [6]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [5]; 8. 47-Eric Riggins Jr [8]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [9]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature): 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 1-Sammy Swindell [4]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 4. 1K-Kyle Larson [10]; 5. 51-Paul McMahan [9]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 7. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 9. 10-Dave Blaney [8]; 10. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr [1]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature): 1. 4-Cody Darrah [1] [-]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides [3] [-]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [4] [-]; 4. 4S-Danny Smith [6] [-]; 5. 59-Jac Haudenschild [10] [-]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [9] [-]; 7. 7-Craig Dollansky [8] [$200]; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen [2] [$180]; 9. 47-Eric Riggins Jr [7] [$175]; 10. 63-Chad Kemenah [5] [$160]; 11. 6W-Brad Wickam [11] [$150]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

T5

T10

QT

1

Daryn Pittman

3703

0

5

17

23

5

2

Paul McMahan

3553

-150

2

13

18

5

3

Donny Schatz

3522

-181

4

12

19

0

4

Sammy Swindell

3410

-293

1

6

15

2

5

Joey Saldana

3409

-294

0

5

15

3

6

Craig Dollansky

3363

-340

2

6

14

1

7

David Gravel

3303

-400

0

4

10

1

8

Cody Darrah

3280

-423

0

2

10

1

9

Chad Kemenah

3218

-485

0

7

9

2

10

Steve Kinser

3218

-485

1

2

8

0

11

Kraig Kinser

3093

-610

1

4

11

0

12

Kerry Madsen

3076

-627

1

5

10

0

13

Jason Sides

2974

-729

0

3

9

0

14

Tim Kaeding

2549

-1154

4

11

13

0

15

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

2151

-1552

0

0

4

1

16

Brian Brown

1852

-1851

0

3

6

0

17

Greg Wilson

1826

-1877

0

0

1

0

18

Bill Rose

1697

-2006

0

0

1

0

19

Jac Haudenschild

1648

-2055

0

4

5

0

20

Terry McCarl

1436

-2267

1

1

1

0




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