McMahan denies Bacon maiden Outlaw win at Tri State
McMahan resting before Tri State win
HAUBSTADT, Ind. – May 3, 2015 – The World of Outlaws finished three days of racing at Tri State Speedway where Paul McMahan denied USAC Sprint Champ Brady Bacon of his maiden World of Outlaws feature win. A lay down before the A main might just might have been the tonic that the CJB Motorsports driver needed when the extra effort was called for to make the pass on Bacon
After having won the right to share the front row in the feature with Joey Saldana, Bacon raced into the race lead from the go of the green.
32 laps hounded by 23 of the best 410 winged drivers Bacon had to also content with red flags, race crashes and too many restarts to keep track of
Brady Bacon wings it to 2nd at Tri State
Driving his own racecar Bacon had to call on all his USAC experience to master and keep the bucking winged 410 monster ahead of the charging outlaw’s .Lap 32 and finally McMahan got by the USAC Champ for the lead.
Back in the pack the six times Outlaw Donny Schatz was on a masterful charge from P20 .In 20 laps Schatz had moved from 20th to 5th behind Kraig Kinser. Schatz would progress no further than fourth behind Joey Saldana.
A race night that started out so strongly for Shane Stewart with fast time in qualifying turned sour when the Larson Marks driver brought out a red flag for the second time when he went into the wall and upside down in turn #3 and 4 .Australian Kerry Madsen also had a race night that both he and the team would prefer to forget.
Rico Abreu was racing strong early winning the dash to earn pole but was unable to fire up his race car and missed the start .Once fire up Abreu made it back to the race only to crash into Kerry Madsen during traffic and rolled . Abreu emerged unhurt.
Paul McMahan “”I had one shot at (Bacon) on that restart,” McMahan said. “I was able to get a pretty good restart and get a good run on him. Instead of trying to slide him down there in one and two I just thought I’ll follow him there and then try to slide him down there. Down in three and four, you get down in there and it takes off on you in the dust. I didn’t know if I had enough room or not to go for the lead.
Brady Bacon “When he slid me into three I should have just let him go and just crossed back underneath him,” Bacon said. “But I tried to block him and we both about crashed off of four.”
Bacon lost momentum and was forced to hold off Joey Saldana running in third. He eventually ran McMahan back down but a caution flag came out with three to go.
“That yellow came out and he was just a little better on restarts than I was,” Bacon said. “I need to get my car a little better on restarts, that’s pretty much what cost me the race.”
McMahan and crew at Tri State
A-Main – (40 Laps) – 1. 51-Paul McMahan  [$10,000]; 2. 99-Brady Bacon  [$5,500]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana  [$3,200]; 4. 15-Donny Shustling pays off as he pushed into the race lead chatz  [$2,800]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser  [$2,500]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet  [$2,300]; 7. O5-Brad Loyet  [$2,200]; 8. 7S-Jason Sides  [$2,100]; 9. 1ST-Gary Taylor  [$2,050]; 10. 71MX-Paul May  [$2,000]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman  [$1,500]; 12. 87-Aaron Reutzel  [$1,200]; 13. O1-Sammy Swindell  [$1,100]; 14. 7-David Gravel  [$1,050]; 15. 2-Shane Stewart  [$1,000]; 16. 67-Christopher Bell  [$900]; 17. 2B-A.J. Bruns  [$800]; 18. 83-Kyle Hirst  [$800]; 19. 41-Jamie Veal  [$800]; 20. 29-Kerry Madsen  [$]; 21. 3-Tim Kaeding  [$800]; 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart  [$800]; 23. 9P-Parker Price-Miller  [$800]; 24. 24-Rico Abreu  [$800]; 25. 10H-Chad Kemenah  [$800]. Lap Leaders: Brady Bacon 1-32, Paul McMahan 33-40. KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz [+1
The next schedule race for the Outlaws is May 8 and 9 at Eldora Speedway and Donny Schatz takes a 29 points advantage over Shane Stewart ,67 to Sweet . 107 to Saldana and 130 down to McMahan .
PEVELY, Mo. – May 2, 2015 Christopher Bell returned to the World Of Outlaws with car owner and Keith Kunz to score only his second World of Outlaw A main win .
The ability of this young racer and his racecar owner to produce race winning equipment underlines their individual brilliance . Keith Kunz has figured out the winged racecar in record time and will be a major force with Bell each time they visit the Outlaws
Bell wins at 1-55 with the Outlaws
The Spring Classic at 1-55 Raceway welcomed back Sammy Swindell for a rare Outlaw appearance by the veteran. .Swindell was on the money immediately and with Jason Sides disputed the race lead with Bell for most of the 40 lap A Main..
Australian Kerry Madsen held the point for the first 14 laps before Bell worked a slide for the race lead .Madsen would not regain the lead and would fall back into the pack to finish in 12th position.
The big mover in the race was Saldana coming out of P18 and he would pass both Swindell and Pittman to take the final podium behind Bell and Sides
Christopher Bell This is unbelievable,” Bell said in victory lane. “I can’t thank Keith Kunz enough for this opportunity. It’s really awesome. They built this car brand new this off-season. It really shows what good equipment does for you.”
A-Main – (40 Laps) – 1. 67-Christopher Bell  [$10,000]; 2. 7S-Jason Sides  [$5,500]; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana  [$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman  [$2,800]; 5. O1-Sammy Swindell  [$2,500]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz  [$2,300]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart  [$2,200]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser  [$2,100]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet  [$2,050]; 10. 9X-Paul Nienhiser  [$2,000]; 11. 7-David Gravel  [$1,500]; 12. 29-Kerry Madsen  [$1,200]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart  [$1,100]; 14. 17W-Bryan Clauson  [$1,050]; 15. 83-Kyle Hirst  [$1,000]; 16. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg  [$900]; 17. O5-Brad Loyet  [$800]; 18. 2B-A.J. Bruns  [$800]; 19. 51-Paul McMahan  [$800]; 20. 6-Bill Rose  [$800]; 21. 41-Jamie Veal  [$800]; 22. 4K-Kody Kinser  [$800]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen  [$800]; 24. 24-Rico Abreu  [$800]. Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen 1-14; Christopher Bell 15-20, 24-40; Sammy Swindell 21-23. KSE Hard Charger Award: 71M-Joey Saldana [+15]
SALINA, Okla. – May 1, 2015 –
Salina a favorite race track for Shane Stewart and would provide the third win of this season to the Larson Marks driver .Sharing heat wins with Pittman and Bell plus a strong Dash finish of third offered the race driver from from Oklahoma position three in the A main
Brad Sweet jumped into the race lead from the green but it was Aron Reutzel making his first World of Outlaws start who controlled the race for the first five laps. Lap six and Sweet makes the move into the lead and holds that position as they run through the tenth lap. Now it was Stewart who would take control and head the race and be first to greet the checker .Stewart was followed across the stripe by Sweet and Pittman.
Shane Stewart ready for a third Outlaw win in 2015Brad Sweet jumped into the race lead from the green but it was Aron Reutzel making his first World of Outlaws start who controlled the race for the first five laps. Lap six and Sweet makes the move into the lead and holds that position as they run through the tenth lap. Now it was Stewart who would take control and head the race and be first to greet the checker .Stewart was followed cross the stripe by Sweet and Pittman.
Shane Stewart “This was one of the tracks that I really, really wanted to win at this year,” Stewart said. “It’s really, really good to win in front of my fans and all my friends and family. I’ve got Jenn and Nixon here with me. It’s a good night.”
“I just wasn’t sure what was going to happen on the restarts,” Stewart said. “Sometimes they help you, sometimes they don’t. We were able to get a pretty good jump on Brad and then a couple of yellows came out and I wasn’t really sure where to go. And that’s how the restarts work out here. Some of them work and some of them don’t.”
Stewart’s third World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series victory of the season puts him second only to Donny Schatz in total wins. Schatz’s lead in the championship standings is down to six points over Stewart.
A-Main – (25 Laps) – 1. 2-Shane Stewart  [$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet  [$5,500]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman  [$3,200]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel  [$2,800]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen  [$2,500]; 6. 21-Brian Brown  [$2,300]; 7. 51-Paul McMahan  [$2,200]; 8. 7-David Gravel  [$2,100]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart  [$2,050]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz  [$2,000]; 11. 71M-Joey Saldana  [$1,500]; 12. 41-Jamie Veal  [$1,200]; 13. 82-Dusty Zomer  [$1,100]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides  [$1,050]; 15. 83-Kyle Hirst  [$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser  [$900]; 17. 24-Rico Abreu  [$800]; 18. 67-Christopher Bell  [$800]; 19. 99-Brady Bacon  [$800]; 20. O5-Brad Loyet  [$800]; 21. 77X-Wayne Johnson  [$800]; 22. 45X-Johnny Herrera  [$800]; 23. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg  [$800]; 24. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr  [$800]. Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel 1-5, Brad Sweet 6-10, Shane Stewart 11-25 . KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart [+9]