February 20th, 2016 - Headed south, Shane Clanton made the trip to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) on Monday for the opening night of the UMP DIRTcar Nationals. Competing in a field of forty-six Super Late Models, Shane scored a heat race victory after timing in quickest in his group. Battling for a $7,000 payday in the feature, Clanton held his spot for all 30-laps recording a 4th place finish behind Billy Moyer Jr., Dennis Erb Jr., and Frank Heckenast Jr. with Jared Landers coming in 5th.
On Tuesday night in a field of fifty-one entries, Clanton earned a front row starting spot for his heat after timing in 2nd in his qualifying group. Leading the entire distance of his heat, Shane was slated to start 4th for the feature. With $7,000 on the line in the 30-lap A-Main, Shane Clanton registered a 7th place finish.
Competing in the final UMP DIRTcar Nationals event of the week, Shane Clanton earned a front row starting spot for his heat after posting the fastest qualifying time in his group. Scoring a runner-up finish in his heat behind Michael Norris, Clanton earned a 12th place starting spot for the main event. Paying $10,000 to the 40-lap feature winner, Shane advanced six spots recording a 6th place finish. (Heath Lawson Photos)
Wrapping up the last three days of UMP DIRTcar Nationals, fifty-eight cars signed in on Thursday for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series (WoO). Transferring the top three out of the heats and into the feature, Shane Clanton grabbed the last transfer spot. Starting in 14th, Shane gained four spots in the 50-lap feature notching a 10th place outing.
Starting in 3rd for his heat on Friday night, Shane Clanton transferred into the B-Main after running into trouble and pulling off early. Transferring the top two into the main event, Clanton fell back to a 4th place outing in his consolation event. Relying on a provisional to make the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Shane recorded a 29th place finish in the 50-lapper.
For the final night of the DIRTcar Nationals, Shane was one of forty-nine World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models signed in on Saturday. Following the 6th fastest qualifying time in his group, Clanton cruised to a 10-lap heat race win. Earning a 5th place starting spot after the redraw, Clanton ran down race leader Josh Richards on lap 45. Holding off Scott Bloomquist’s last-lap charge, Shane Clanton captured his second victory of the 2016 season with Bloomquist, Richards, Brandon Overton, and Jonathan Davenport rounding out the top five.
Shane is currently fourth in WoO points standings. Full results are available at www.DirtCarNationals.com and www.WoOLMS.com.
February 13th, 2016 - Making the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series (WoO) debut, Shane Clanton headed to Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia) on Friday night for the two-day Winter Freeze VI. Drawing forty-six Super Late Models, Shane earned a front row starting spot for his heat after timing in 2nd quick in his group. Cruising to a 10-lap heat race win, Clanton earned a 3rd row starting spot for the main event. Working his way to the front by lap 13, Shane Clanton made his move with a three-wide pass taking the lead with 27 laps remaining. With $8,000 on the line, Shane held on for his first victory of the 2016 season with Josh Richards, Brian Shirley, Brandon Overton, and Jason Covert rounding out the top five. (Thomas Hendrickson Photo)
Returning for the second night of WoO action at Screven Motor Speedway, Shane edged his way into the feature with a 4th place finish in his heat. Starting in 15th, Clanton drew a yellow flag on lap 5 when he spun in turn four. Working his way back from the tail, Shane registered a 15th place finish in the 50-lap affair.
Full results are available at www.WoOLMS.com.