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McMahan Now Has Two in a Row at Tri-State

Posted May 4, 2015

     Haubstadt, IN - May 3, 2015 -  His feature victory Sunday night
placed World of Outlaw driver Paul McMahan in victory lane at
Tri-State Speedway for the second year in a row.  The Tennessee
driver turned in a commendable performance as he pursed leader Brady
Bacon in and out of traffic from lap 13 until lap 32.  He then sized
the opportunity on a restart to pass Bacon to claim the victory.  It
was his second so far this year in World of Outlaws competition.  The
40 lap feature paid $10,000 to win.
     He was emotional in addressing a packed house!  “This place has been
so good to me.  Brady had an awesome race car.  I had one shot at
him.  We lost a motor yesterday but our team came back to win a race
today.”
     Bacon was looking for his second victory at the speedway this season.
 He was the winner opening night in a USAC-MSCS non-wing event.
Bacon had a last opportunity with a restart that was needed with 37
laps completed.  “Paul was just better than us on restarts!”
     Joey Saldana finished third followed by WoO points leader Donny
Schatz and Kraig Kinser.  Schatz became a factor later in the race
after starting 20th.  He gained 16 positions to claim the KSE Racing
Hard Charger Award.  Kinser pressured both in an effort to gain
another spot.  The second five consisted of Brad Sweet, Brad Loyet,
Jason Sides, Gary Taylor, and Paul May.
     The feature was subject to a number of caution or red flag periods.
Twenty five cars started the race.  Rico Abrue was one of the drivers
with an upside down car.  He ran out of racing room overtaking
traffic while battling for the lead.  Another red flag was needed
when several cars got together in turn four on a restart and Chad
Kenemah’s car was upended.
     Preliminary action included qualifications, four heats, a dash, and a
last chance race.  Shane Stewart led all 38 qualifiers with a 12.037
second lap.  The heat race winners were McMahan, A.J. Bruns, Bacon,
and WoO newcomer Aaron Reutzel.  Joey Saldana won the eight car, 6
lap dash and the pole for the feature.  Shane Stewart took the last
chance race.
     In UMP Open Wheel Modified action the 25 lap feature wasn’t decided
until the last corner.  Trent Young took possession of the lead as
Dustin Beck collected the fourth turn wall with the checkers in
sight.  Beck had a very fast car and had lead throughout.  A late
race spin in the first turn brought about a restart and drivers were
suddenly racing 2 and 3 wide.  Josh Harris and Grant Hagan crossed
the line next followed by Matt Lane and Dave Beck.  Lane made
substantial gains after being involved in a four car incident on lap
14 and needing to restart at the tail of the field.
     The UMP heat races were taken by Dave Beck, Dustin Beck, and Zach
Fair.  Shawn Cates won the 12 lap B Main.

     The next race at Tri-State Speedway will be the Memorial Weekend
Classic on May 24th.  That Sunday program will feature MSCS non-wing
sprints, MMSA mini sprints, and the UMP modifieds.  The sprint car
portion of the program will also be a scheduled stop for the King of
Indiana Sprint Series.

Provided as News and Information for Tri-State Speedway.

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