Lapped Car Sends Clanton To World of Outlaws Late Model Series
Victory At I-30 Speedway
|LITTLE ROCK, AR – May 11, 2013
– Shane Clanton knows his third World of Outlaws Late
Model Series triumph of 2013 was a product of good fortune.
Saturday night's 50-lap A-Main at I-30 Speedway, the 37-year-old
driver from Zebulon, Ga., could only shake his head at the
unlikely turn of events that made him a winner in the national
tour's first-ever event in the state of Arkansas.
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|"I got lucky," admitted
Clanton, who was victorious for the second time in the last
three WoO LMS events. "It was given to me because (Tim)
McCreadie got into the lapped car. He had a better race car."
Indeed, Clanton appeared resigned to finishing second after
being passed for the lead by Watertown, N.Y.'s McCreadie on lap
43. But two circuits later McCreadie spun between turns three
and four when he tangled with Robbie Stuart while attempting to
lap the DeRidder, La., driver, sending McCreadie to the rear of
the field for the ensuing restart and handing the top spot back
Then Clanton – despite running
with a deflating left-rear tire on his Kennedy Motorsports
Capital Race Car – held off a furious challenge from Darrell
Lanigan of Union, Ky., over the final five laps to defeat the
defending WoO LMS champion by a mere 0.259 of a second.
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Georgian Holds Off Casebolt For Second Victory Of 2013
On National Tour
– April 26, 2013 – Everything fell Shane Clanton’s way
on Friday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway.
Taking advantage of an outside
pole starting spot and some well-placed caution flags,
Fayetteville, Ga.’s Clanton had just enough speed to hold off a
late challenge from Steve Casebolt Jr. of Richmond, Ind., and
capture the ‘Mountain Outlaw 50.’
Clanton, 37, registered his second victory
of the season on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, which
made its first visit to Smoky Mountain since 2004. He steered
his Kennedy Motorsports
Race Car under the checkered flag a scant 0.164 of a second
ahead of Casebolt, who overtook Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn.,
for second on a lap-38 restart and kept his Dishman Motorsports
MasterSbilt car there to earn a career-best WoO LMS finish.
Owens settled for
third in a Team Zero by Bloomquist mount after running in the
second spot for laps 10-38. Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va.,
maintained the WoO LMS points lead with a solid fourth-place
finish in his father Mark’s Rocket Chassis house car and Billy
Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., made a late charge to complete the
top five in a Blount Motorsports Rocket fielded by Smoky
Mountain co-owner Larry Garner.
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|WoO Heads to Tennessee
for Tripleheader Weekend!
Phoenix, AZ (April 25, 2013) Kennedy
Motorsports drivers Shane Clanton of Fayetteville, GA and Tim
Fuller of Watertown, NY will fire up their Clements Racing
Engines again this upcoming weekend in Tennessee as the World of
Outlaws Late Model Series is back in action at Smokey Mountain
Speedway (April 26), Tazewell Speedway (April 27), and Duck
River Speedway (April 28) for three seperate $10,000 to win
events. Clanton, who sits second in WoOLMS point standings
will be looking for his second WoOLMS sanctioned win of the
season while Fuller is anxious to gain momentum after a solid
seventh place run at 311 Motor Speedway last week. SCHEDULES