The Sage Fruit Showdown Recap
Kasey Kahne helped the World of Outlaws return to the Talladega short track for the first time since 2004. The Sage Fruit Showdown was a thrilling 35-lap event at the 1/3rd mile, high banked oval and presented 19 year-old David Gravel his first career WoO victory. Kahne also had a strong showing in the event, scoring an eighth-place finish driving the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet/Sage Fruit Maxim.
-Kasey Kahne driver of the #49 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet/Sage Fruit Maxim
Kahne strapped in the #49 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet/Sage Fruit Maxim on Saturday night at the Talladega short track and cranked out a 10th-place qualifying effort. He finished fifth in his heat and lined up 12th for the A-main. He wasted no time working his way toward the front of the field and held his own with the World of Outlaws regulars, posting an eighth-place finish.
-Joey Saldana, driver of the #9 Red Bull/Sage Fruit Maxim
Saldana qualified the Red Bull/Sage Fruit Maxim in the sixth position. He finished third in his heat and lined up 11th for the A-main. He was running in the top 10 when he spun out. Saldana finished the A-main in 15th.
-Paul McMahan, driver of the #83 HR Cattle/Roth Motorsports Maxim
McMahan started off Saturday night with a ninth-place qualifying run. He followed that up by winning his heat and finishing eighth in the dash. He started the A-main in eighth and finished in 13th. He is currently fourth in points with one race remaining in the 2011 season.
-Cody Darrah, driver of the #91 Great Clips/Sage Fruit/ASE Maxim
Darrah qualified 13th at the Sage Fruit Showdown and finished sixth in his heat. He started the A-main event in 13th. Darrah finished the A-main event in 20th and is currently 10th in points with one event remaining in 2011.