1February 12, 2021 - Monday night saw Shane Clanton return to action in The Sunshine State at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) for the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals. In a field
of 51 cars, Shane recorded a fifth place finish in his heat, transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature. Locking the Top 2 into the show, Clanton came one spot short with a third-place outing.

For another $7,000-to-win A-Main on Tuesday, Clanton came one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a fourth place finish, sending him into the B-Main. Grabbing the second and final transfer spot, Shane earned the 22nd-starting position for the main event. Losing one spot in the 30-lap affair, Clanton recorded a 23rd-place finish.

1On Wednesday night as the remainder of the weekend shifted under the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series banner, Shane failed to transfer out of his heat race and B-Main, forcing him to rely on a provisional into the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Clanton improved 10 spots in the 40-lapper to register a 25th-place outing.

The following night, Clanton scored the third and final transfer spot in his heat, which positioned him 18th on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. After getting caught in a tangle on the opening lap, Shane charged from the tail of the field to come home 10th when the checkered flag flew. (Michael Boggs Photography)

With the field reduced to 38 cars on Friday evening, Shane came in fifth in his heat before grabbing the third and final transfer spot in his B-Main. Starting the feature in 22nd, Clanton dropped two positions in the 40-lap affair to finish 24th.

Persistent rain overnight on Friday wiped out Saturday night’s finale.

Full results from these events are available at www.DIRTcar.com and www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

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1February 2, 2021 - After going winless in 2020, only to be hit by multiple serious health issues for himself and his family during the offseason, Shane Clanton finally had a turn of good fortune Tuesday night.

Clanton drove his Skyline Motorsports No. 25 Bennett Explosives/ Super K Express/ Capital Race Cars/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to a $10,000 payday in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Florida Speedweeks finale at Bubba Raceway Park.

“Last year we went winless on the series,” said Clanton, who planned to travel overnight Tuesday to in order to accompany his wife to her scheduled cancer treatment on Wednesday. “We got a win early this year. It makes this year better already.”

For the final stop on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Florida Speedweeks slate, Shane Clanton traveled to Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. on Monday, competing in a field of 49 cars.

After coming two spots shy of a transfer position in his heat with a sixth-place finish, Clanton posted a third-place finish in his B-Main, which positioned him 21st on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Marching forward nine spots in the 40-lap affair, Shane reeled in a 12th-place finish.

The following night, Shane followed up the fastest lap in his time trial group with an eight-lap heat race victory. Earning the second-starting position for the A-Main, Clanton faded back to fourth early in the race but began gaining momentum as he closed in on Jimmy Owens for second. (Heath Lawson photo)

After disposing of Jimmy Owens for second on lap 16, Shane turned his attention to race-leader Bobby Pierce. Whizzing around Pierce on the high side following a lap-22 caution, Clanton led the remaining distance of the 40-lapper to capture his first win of the season and a $10,000 prize. Pierce, Tanner English, Tim McCreadie, and Jimmy Owens trailed him to the checkers.

“Hats off to (track co-owner) Bubba (Clem) and his guys for giving us two grooves there,” said Clanton, whose victory improved on his 12th-place finish in Monday’s doubleheader opener at Ocala and gave him his second top five in the nine events that made up the Lucas Oil tour’s Speedweeks slate. “The top took a little bit to come in. It was a little greasy up there, but when it did, man, it come alive. We worked our butts off trying to get by Bobby there and made the right move at the right time I think.

“It’s a tricky place to get through (turns) three and four down there, but we done pretty good I guess tonight. Last night we sucked, but we changed a lot of things and it worked out.”

Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

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January 30, 2021 - On Monday afternoon, Shane Clanton followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) to East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Fla.) for the opening round of the 45th annual Wrisco Winternationals. In a stout field of 76 cars, Clanton edged his way into the opening night feature with the third and final transfer position in his heat. With $5,000 on the line, Shane clawed forward three spots in the caution-plagued feature to come home 13th. (Heath Lawson photos)

1For the second round of the Winternationals on Tuesday, Shane followed up the sixth fastest lap in his time trial group with an eight-lap heat race victory. Earning the sixth-starting position for the $5,000-to-win preliminary feature, Clanton made hard contact with the wall on the opening lap that eventually saw him retire seven laps later.

1After sitting out Wednesday night’s program to replace a motor, Clanton laid down the fourth fastest lap in his time trial group on Thursday before placing second in his heat race behind Bobby Pierce. Starting the feature in eighth, Shane was involved in a multi-car tangle on lap 14 that saw him and three other cars exit the track for the remainder of the evening.

On Friday night, Shane followed up the third fastest time in his qualifying group with a 10-lap heat race victory. With $12,000 on the line in the feature, Clanton held his spot for all 50-laps to register a fifth-place finish behind Brandon Overton, Tyler Bruening, Tim McCreadie, and Devin Moran.

Wrapping up the 45th annual Wrisco Winternationals on Saturday, Clanton posted a seventh place finish in his heat, giving him one final shot at the $15,000-to-win A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Failing to place second or better, Shane was granted a provisional into the show. Starting in 26th, Shane Clanton was an early retiree from the 50-lapper on lap 25.

Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

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January 23, 2021 - Shane Clanton kicked off his 2021 season on Saturday afternoon at All-Tech Raceway (Lake City, Fla.) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) season opener after a Covid-19 diagnosis led to a hospital stay in early January. Drawing 57 cars for the General Tire Winter Nationals, Shane secured his spot into the $15,000-to-win A-Main with the third and final transfer spot in his heat race. Rolling off 14th, Clanton held his spot for the entire distance of the 50-lapper to register a 14th-place outing. (Heath Lawson photo)

Full results from this event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

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December 11, 2020 - In a year that saw numerous events cancelled by the Covid-19 pandemic, Shane Clanton competed in a total of 68 races behind the wheel of the Skyline Motorsports No. 25 Late Model. He amassed one win, 18 Top-5 finishes, and 33 Top-10 outings. In his first year on tour with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), Clanton finished in sixth in the final point standings.

His 2021 season will kick off on January 14th with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) for the inaugural Sunshine Nationals.

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1November 21, 2020 - Shane Clanton was one of 33 Schaeffer’s Fall Nationals entries on hand at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Ga.) on Saturday night for the Billy Clanton Classic; the event honoring his late father. After topping the speed charts in time trials, Clanton cruised to a heat race victory, which positioned him on the pole for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Blasting ahead of Chris Madden on the opening lap to assume command of the lead, Shane led the next 12 circuits until Madden snuck past. He remained in a podium spot for the next 20 circuits when a multiple car tangle sent him pitside with substantial damage to his No. 25 Late Model.

Full results from this event are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

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November 14, 2020 - Friday night found Shane Clanton in action at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Miss.) for the Cotton Pickin’ 100 weekend. Drawing 34 Late Models for the two-day event, Shane came in fifth fastest in his time trial group before placing third in his heat. With $4,000 on the line in the feature, Clanton clawed forward three spots in the 30-lap affair to register a sixth-place finish. (Robert Holman photo | DirtonDirt.com)

1On Saturday afternoon, Clanton followed up the second fastest time in his qualifying group with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Morgan Bagley. Starting the $12,000-to-win A-Main in seventh, Shane was the first retiree from the 70-lapper on the sixth lap.

Full results from these events are available at www.MagnoliaDirt.com.

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1November 4, 2020 - With Covid-19 restrictions postponing the Can-Am World Finals to 2021, Shane Clanton was one of 55 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand at the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.) on Wednesday afternoon for the Last Call. Recording a fifth place finish in his heat race, Clanton transferred into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature. Locking in the Top 2, Shane fell short with an eighth place outing.

He was one of five cars that packed up on Wednesday and headed home.

Full results from this event are available at www.WoOLMS.com.

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1October 22, 2020 - Behind the wheel of his Super K Express No. 25 Late Model, Shane Clanton visited Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, N.C.) on Thursday night for the rescheduled FK Rod Ends Tar Heel 50. In a field of 26 Schaeffer’s Fall Nationals series entries, Shane followed up the third fastest time in his qualifying group with a second place finish in the Dash behind Brandon Overton. Rolling off on the front row, Clanton blasted ahead of polesitter Overton early and set a comfortable pace until lapped-traffic became a factor. After disposing several slower cars, Shane slipped over the cushion late in the 53-lapper while trying to pass a lap car that allowed Overton to sneak by. Hanging onto a podium finish in the final nine circuits, Clanton notched a runner-up finish behind Overton with Dale McDowell, Ricky Weiss, and Donald McIntosh rounding out the Top-5.

His fathers memorial race at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Ga.) on Saturday night was postponed to Nov. 21st.

Full results from this event are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

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1October 17, 2020 - Shane Clanton invaded Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) on Friday night to wrap up the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) with the 40th annual General Tire Dirt Track World Championship. Drawing a stout field of 63 cars, Clanton timed in second fastest in his qualifying group before pulling off early on lap 12 of his heat with what he thought was a flat tire until a visit to the infield proved otherwise.

With a provisional already secured into the $100,000-to-win Dirt Track World Championship on Saturday, Shane ran two laps of his consolation event before retiring early. Starting the final in 26th, Clanton marched forward 12 spots in the 100-lap affair to register a 14th place outing. (Heath Lawson photo)

Shane finished sixth in the final LOLMDS point standings.

Full results from this event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.