GONE FISHING Tony Stewart Racing, McMahan Looking for World of Outlaws Triumph at Dixie Speedway INDIANAPOLIS (March 27, 2007) -- Paul McMahan and the No. 20 Tony Stewart Racing/Bass Pro Shops/Eagle team are geared up and ready to make the trip...
Tony Stewart Racing, McMahan Looking for World of Outlaws Triumph at Dixie Speedway
INDIANAPOLIS (March 27, 2007) -- Paul McMahan and the No. 20 Tony Stewart Racing/Bass Pro Shops/Eagle team are geared up and ready to make the trip to Woodstock, Ga., for Saturday's World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Series event at Dixie Speedway. The facility, which shares the landscape with nearby Lake Allatoona, is one that the TSR team hopes to add to its list of favorite watering holes. The Chevrolet-powered Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) entry is geared up for the region with its Bass Pro Shops paint scheme and McMahan is looking to parlay that angle into his first victory of the season.
McMahan has earned one fast qualifier award, one dash event win, one B-main event win, one top-five finish and three top-10 finishes in 10 starts this season. Headed up by crew chief Jimmy Carr, the No. 20 TSR/Bass Pro Shops/Eagle team is eager to throw out a line at Dixie Speedway to try and reel in its first 'W' of the year. McMahan enters the event ranked 11th in the WoO Sprint Series championship, only 201 points behind leader Donny Schatz.
PAUL MCMAHAN ON THE SERIES' RETURN TO DIXIE SPEEDWAY:
"This weekend's race at Dixie Speedway should be a great one for both us [the competitors] and the fans. The track is extremely racy. It's got a flat bottom and great banking on the top. It's another track in the southern states that features late model racing but it's awesome for sprint cars, too. It's a place where you really need to be up on the wheel. Qualifying and heat races are vital as to how you fare in the A-main."
PAUL MCMAHAN ON THE TEAM'S OBJECTIVES AT DIXIE SPEEDWAY:
"We need to have a consistent night from start to finish. How we perform from start to finish will tell the tale. At Dixie Speedway, you have to qualify well and finish well in your heat to give yourself the best possible starting spot for the A-main. I remember how tough the track was the last time I raced there. It's a place that will definitely keep you on your toes. We've learned some things over the past couple of weeks as we've been racing on these fast, high-banked tracks in the southern part of the country. We're going to be in a much better position this weekend at Dixie Speedway because of the combinations we've figured out and having a better understanding of how the car is going to react to these types of tracks. Our goal is to qualify in the top-five, win the heat race and finish well in the dash event to start the A-main at or near the front. We're hoping that this will be our weekend to put the No. 20 in victory lane for Bass Pro Shops and Chevrolet."
Pit gates will open to World of Outlaws Sprint Series competitors at 3 p.m. EDT on Saturday (March 31). The grandstands are scheduled to open at 5 p.m.; with hot laps beginning at 7 p.m. Advance grandstand tickets are available by calling the track at 770-926-5315. Grandstand tickets will also be available the day of the event. Dixie Speedway is a 3/8-mile high-banked oval located in Woodstock, Ga. The track is located off I-75. Take exit 277 and go six miles east on SR 92, then north 0.75 miles on SR 205. For more information regarding the facility, or detailed directions, log on to www.dixiespeedway.com.