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World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars Charge into Charlotte Friday Night - A two-time winner at The Dirt Track in Charlotte last year, Paul McMahan aims to build on his success in Circle K/NOS Energy Outlaw Showdown


CONCORD, N.C. — May 20, 2014 — After a Northeast swing that took the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars to Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, the action moves to North Carolina for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Charlotte on Friday night.


Daryn Pittman dominated in the Northeast, winning four in a row in his Great Clips car, including two at Williams Grove, one at Orange County Speedway and another at New Egypt Speedway. Pittman’s win streak, the longest since Jason Meyers won five in a row during his championship run in 2011, helped Pittman take over the points lead.


At The Dirt Track at Charlotte, it is Paul McMahan who is looking forward to repeating his own dominating performance from last season. McMahan piloted his CJB Motorsports car to wins at two of three events at the track in 2013.


McMahan said he is not sure why his team clicks so well at the track, but that they always bring a good package to Charlotte.


“I’ve always enjoyed running there,” McMahan said. “We won two out of three races there last year. Hopefully we can start off May again starting with another win there.”


McMahan, who currently sits fourth in the championship race but is just 68 points out of the lead, said bad luck in the last few events have challenged the team.


“We’re competitive every night. We’re right there,” McMahan said. “We just had two mishaps where we got caught up in somebody else’s accidents and that took us out of a couple of races. We have to minimize those and keep plugging away. ... Hopefully, sooner or later things will turn around and we’ll come by one.”



The Dirt Track at Charlotte is a 4/10-mile oval. The track record of 11.880 seconds at 121.212 mph was established by Jeff Shepard on Oct. 6, 2001.

Previous winners include:

2013 – Paul McMahan on May 24, Donny Schatz on Nov. 8, Paul McMahan on Nov. 9

2012 – Joey Saldana on May 25, Sammy Swindell on Nov. 2, Dale Blaney on Nov. 3

2011 – Paul McMahan on May 28, Donny Schatz on Nov. 5, Donny Schatz on Nov. 6

2010 – Donny Schatz on May 29, Jason Meyers on Sept. 6, Jason Meyers on Sept. 6

2009 – Joey Saldana on May 22, Jason Meyers on Nov. 6, Joey Saldana on Nov. 7

2008 – Lance Dewease on May 23, Brooke Tatnell on Oct. 31, Donny Schatz on Nov. 1

2007 – Donny Schatz on May 25, Jason Meyers on Nov. 2, Steve Kinser on Nov. 3

2006 – Kevin Swindell on May 24

2003 – Blake Feese on May 24

2002 – Greg Hodnett on May 24, Greg Hodnett on May 25, Tyler Walker on Oct. 11, Daryn Pittman on Oct. 12

2001 – Danny Lasoski on May 26, Mark Kinser on May 26, Tim Shaffer on Oct. 5, Steve Kinser on Oct. 6

2000 – Sammy Swindell on May 25, Mark Kinser on May 26, Donny Schatz on Oct. 5, Mark Kinser on Oct. 6


The following World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series drivers maintain websites:
Cody Darrah – CodyDarrah.com
David Gravel – DavidGravel89g.com
Kraig Kinser – KraigKinser.com
Steve Kinser – SteveKinser.com
Kerry Madsen – KenericRacing.com
Paul McMahan – PaulMcMahanRacing.com
Daryn Pittman – DarynPittman.com
Joey Saldana – JoeySaldanaRacing.com
Logan Schuchart – Shark1s.com
Donny Schatz – DonnySchatz.com
Jason Sides – SidesMotorsports.com
Brad Sweet – Bradsweetracing.com
Sammy Swindell – SwindellMotorsports.citymaker.com


For more driver information, visit: WoOsprint.com


SEASON WINNERS: Daryn Pittman – 7 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 14, Calistoga Speedway on April 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19, Williams Grove Speedway on May 16 and May 17, Orange County Fair Speedway, May 18, New Egypt Speedway, May 20); David Gravel – 3 (Merced Speedway on March 28, Eldora Speedway on May 3, and Wilmot Raceway on May 9); Donny Schatz – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 15, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 6 and Devil’s Bowl Speedway on April 19); Brad Sweet – 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Tucson International Raceway on March 8 and Calistoga Speedway on April 5); Kerry Madsen – 2 (Stockton Dirt track on March 22 and El Paso Speedway Park on April 15); Paul McMahan – 2 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 5, Tri-State Speedway on May 10); Joey Saldana – 2 (Perris Auto Speedway on April 12 and Salina Highbanks on April 25); Rico Abreu – 1 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 15);Christopher Bell – 1 (Jacksonville Speedway on May 7); Cody Darrah – 1 (Kings Speedway on April 11);Steve Kinser – 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 16); Stevie Smith – 1 (Lincoln Speedway on May 14); Shane Stewart – 1 (Eldora Speedway on May 2); Sammy Swindell – 1 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on April 26).


WATCH AND LISTEN LIVE: Fans can watch live streaming video of the action from Williams Grove on www.DIRTVision.com, or listen as the Voice of the Outlaws, Johnny Gibson, calls the action on the DIRT Radio Network.


LIVE ONLINE UPDATES: Check out the Official World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series website at WoOsprint.com for live, interactive text updates of each race. It also includes driver biographies with statistics and pictures, race-by-race stats, detailed track information and race coverage, series news and team press releases.


GET SOCIAL: Follow the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws, like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WorldofOutlaws, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws.


UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series head to Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on May 26. Following that, the Outlaws head to the Kistler Engines Classic at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park on May 30 and I-96 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. On May 31.

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