Paul McMahan will be replaced this weekend in No.5 CJB Motorsports by Ian Madsen while McMahan recovers from an injury. (Photo by Adam Fenwick)
CARLISLE, Pa .– With Paul McMahan out due to injury, CJB Motorsports has named Ian Madsen to lead the team’s No.5 squad this weekend in the All Star Circuit of Champions competition.
McMahan is expected to be out for at least two weeks after suffering a concussion during last Friday’s FVP Hard Knox qualifying night at the 60th Knoxville National Championship at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa.
“I still don’t feel well after my accident, but today I went to see a concussion specialist and they confirmed what I already knew,” McMahan said in a tweet involving a concussion diagnosis. “So I’ll be out of the [CJB No. 5] for a short time. Wait and see what the doctors say in two weeks and go from there. Thanks to everyone who checked out on me.
I still don’t feel well after my fall but today I went to see a concussion specialist and they confirmed what I already know. So i will be out of @ CJB_51 for a short time. Wait and see what the doctors say in 2 weeks and go from there. Thanks to everyone who checked on me
– PAUL MCMAHAN (@RealPaulMcMahan) August 18, 2021
In the slides is veteran Madsen, who will compete for his fourth different team of the year on Friday at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan, and at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Ohio on Saturday.
Madsen started the year with Sam McGhee Motorsports on the All Star Circuit of Champions tour, but Spencer Bayston replaced the 37-year-old driver in the car on June 17. Since then he has raced 12 events in No.16 Dewall Racing and No.49X Demyan -Rudzik Racing.
The Australian takes a win of the year, an Ohio Speedweek triumph on June 11 at Attica Raceway Park.
As for McMahan, he will continue to recover from this wreck last week in Knoxville. Contact with Carson Macedo in the first round of the Hard Knox main event tipped the 50-year-old into turns one and two, ending his
In 49 races this year, McMahan has one win, eight top-five, 28 top-10.
This is not the first time that the CJB team has welcomed a replacement at the wheel.
The team’s part-time driver and USAC National Midget Series points leader Buddy Kofoid was scheduled to compete at the Knoxville Nationals last week. However, a fractured right wrist suffered in a recent late pavement crash kept Kofoid on the mend, as Zeb Wise replaced CJB’s second entry at the Knoxville Nationals.