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Bobby McMahan will join his brother Paul in making his final sprint car start at Placerville Speedway.

McMahan Brothers To Make Final Sprint Car Starts

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — During “Legends Night” on Aug. 27 at Placerville Speedway, Elk Grove native Bobby McMahan is scheduled to make his final sprint car start along with his brother Paul McMahan. 

Paul has already announced that he will make his last call on “Legends Night,” but Bobby’s similar news has now created a memorable occasion where each brother will finish off their respective career back home where it all started.

Bobby, now 56 years old, will be aboard the Soares Motorsports No. 12 next week for the final start of his career.

Partners on board for the effort include C&H Veteran Ent., Shaver Engines, King Racing, Sperry 51 Racing, Martin Motorsports, Quick Car, DebBeste Water Solutions, Anthony Horn, Simpson Racing and Benic Ent.

“Legends Night is going to be a pretty special event with a lot of names from the days gone by on hand,” said Placerville Speedway Promoter Scott Russell. “Having Bobby (McMahan) join his brother Paul to wrap up their sprint car careers together on August 27th is going to be great. Rick Hirst does an awesome job with getting the vintage cars and old racers together for the night. We can’t think of a better way to cap the championship season.”

Bobby began racing sprint cars competitively in 1982, garnering Rookie of the Year honors at the Placerville Speedway that season.

It started a successful career that lasted 20 years, prior to a five-season hiatus beginning in 2003. Following the time off, he returned to the racing scene full-time in 2009 and claimed the Silver Dollar Speedway 410 track championship.

Bobby finished runner up in the 1996 Northern Auto Racing Club standings driving for car owner Clyde Lamar. He also scored second in points with the Golden State Challenge Series while wheeling the Bumgarner Racing No. 88 Sprint Car in 1997.

One of his finest accomplishments came during the ’96 campaign when he captured the NARC Speedweek title aboard the Tri-C Manufacturing No. 3C mount.

Legends Night will also double as the championship finale at the Placerville bullring.

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