The Kasey Kahne Racing crew finished up their second trip of the year to the west coast last weekend where McMahan scored his fourth victory of the season at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Cali.
-Paul McMahan, driver of the #83 HR Cattle/Roth Motorsports Maxim
On Friday, Paul McMahan had lady luck on his side as he picked up his fourth victory of the 2011 season at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, Calif. With a challenging racing surface, the Elk Grove, Calif. native made the best of his pole position starting spot to lead all 25 laps. The starting spot was by virtue of his win in the night’s dash. McMahan started the dash thanks to a drawing of six, which placed him on the front row.
“To get a win here in front of (team co-owners) Dennis and Teresa Roth is huge for this team,” said McMahan. “The dash draw really helped us and it meant we got to start up front which was key. The track started taking rubber early on (in the night) and they worked it a little bit after time trials. For the feature, it still had a lot of rubber so I was trying to be patient as I worked my way around here. I knew Jason (Meyers) would give me a run for my money near the end and I had to keep him at bay.”
On Saturday night at Gold cup, Paul qualified ninth, finished third in his heat and 11th in the A-main event. Paul is currently fourth in the point standings.
-Cody Darrah, driver of the #91 Great Clips/Sage Fruit/ASE Maxim
On Friday night, Darrah qualified 25th, finished ninth in his heat and eighth in the B-Main event.
Darrah qualified 21st on Saturday night at Chico and finished sixth in his heat and eighth in the B-Main event.
-Brad Sweet, driver of the #9 Red Bull/Ollie’s Bargain Outlet/Sage Fruit Maxim
On Friday night, Sweet spun out in the A main and settled for an 18th-place finish.
Sweet struggled with the track conditions on Saturday night. He qualified eighth, finished fourth in his heat and 15th in the A-main.