LOOKING FOR THE SWEEP Tony Stewart Racing, McMahan Prepare For Next Two Rounds of World of Outlaws Sprint Series Action INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 3, 2007) -- Tony Stewart Racing's (TSR) Paul McMahan is packed and ready to head north to Minnesota for...
LOOKING FOR THE SWEEP
Tony Stewart Racing, McMahan Prepare For Next Two Rounds of World of Outlaws Sprint Series Action
INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 3, 2007) -- Tony Stewart Racing's (TSR) Paul McMahan is packed and ready to head north to Minnesota for a two-day World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Series event at Princeton (Minn.) Speedway. With the series targeting the final eight races of the season, McMahan and the No. 20 TSR/Bass Pro Shops/Eagle team are ready for a battle that could rival a Yankees vs. Twins showdown.
For McMahan, the return to Minnesota will be a walk down Memory Lane. Though it's only been a little over a year since he has competed at the ¼-mile, high-banked speed plant, McMahan is always up for an event that coincides with his love for professional baseball. A few years ago, McMahan was able to sneak off to a Minnesota Twins game prior to the WoO Sprint Series event and the region quickly became one of his favorites.
In 68 WoO starts this season, McMahan has earned two wins, 14 top-five finishes, 37 top-10s and seven quick time awards. He enters this week's events ranked eighth in the WoO Sprint Series championship standings with 8,815 points.
Friday and Saturday, pit gates at Princeton Speedway will open at 2 p.m. CDT. The grandstands will open at 4 p.m., with hot laps set to begin at 6:30 p.m. The official track Web site is www.princetonspeedway.com.
Race fans can also listen to all the action from this weekend on the DIRTVision.com cybercast, as well as on the DIRT Radio Network. Visit www.DIRTVision.com for more information on all the features, including updated results from each night of racing, as well as a chat room to interact with other fans listening to the action.
The WoO Sprint Series also returned to television this year, with the series' next broadcast scheduled for Oct. 7 on SPEED. Action from the Sept. 29 finale of the 45th National Open event at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. will be aired at 1 p.m. EDT. A total of 20 races will be televised either on SPEED or ESPN2 this year, including the Race to the Championships on SPEED. For a complete television schedule, log on to www.worldofoutlaws.com.
Quotes from Paul McMahan, driver of the No. 20 TSR/Bass Pro Shops/Eagle:
With Minnesota being rich in baseball history and tradition, you're heading into a region that understands one of your other sports interests. Are you looking forward to heading north for this weekend's doubleheader?
"Anytime we're racing in an area that has a baseball tradition, I'm all for it. I got to go to a Minnesota Twins game a few years ago prior to the PolyDome Nationals and it was really cool to have an opportunity to do so. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a diehard Yankees fan. I've even had a helmet painted in the past with the team's paint scheme. I know that the fans in Minnesota and I have lot in common. We love racing and baseball. It's also pretty cool that this week's event is a doubleheader. We'll look at it the same way a pro ball team would. You go in wanting to win both races but you've got two events to really figure the track out. Hopefully, we'll be able to get ahead of it on both nights and have an opportunity to put Bass Pro Shops and Chevy back in victory lane."
For complete WoO Sprint Series results, log on to www.worldofoutlaws.com. For information regarding TSR, McMahan, Bass Pro Shops or Chevrolet, log on to www.tonystewartracing.com, www.paulmcmahanracing.com, www.basspro.com or www.chevrolet.com.