WILLISTON, N.D. – Parker Price-Miller will fill in for Paul McMahan behind the wheel of the Destiny Motorsports No. 7 sprint car, as McMahan recovers after being banged up during Saturday’s Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California.
McMahan’s sprint car ended up upside down during a crash in the main event, leaving him bruised and sore.
“I am extremely thankful for all of the people and companies that work so hard to enhance our safety equipment,” McMahan said. “Though I am okay, I am still extremely sore and don’t feel that it is right to climb back in a car so soon.”
“I am excited for Parker Price-Miller,” McMahan added. “He is a great kid with a ton of talent, and I think he will represent us well while I recover.”
A restart on the 36th lap of Saturday’s Gold Cup would prove detrimental for McMahan, as contact with another car sent McMahan’s entry into the front stretch wall and send him end-over-end.
Though he climbed out on his own power, McMahan complained of some pain in his back and neck and was taken to a local hospital for further observation. All tests came back negative, though McMahan is still extremely sore.
“We had a really good run going on Saturday night, and I hate it for this team,” McMahan said. “It is a bummer to sit these next few races out, but I just do not feel that it is best to be in a car. Thank you to everyone for the tweets, texts, and calls, and thank you to my car owners and crew guys for all they do for me.”
Price-Miller is the current Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Car Series points leader, and will meet up with the Destiny Motorsports team at El Paso County Raceway in Colorado on Wednesday.
“I have some huge shoes to feel, but am very honored Paul and the Destiny Motorsports team though highly enough of me to give me this opportunity,” Price-Miller said. “I want to thank them, and hopefully I can do them proud this week.”
CREDIT: Petersen Media