June 30, 2019 - Shane Clanton followed the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series to Terra Haute Action Track (Terra Haute, Indiana) on Friday night for the event co-sanctioned with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals. In a field of 22 cars, Clanton locked his spot into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Brandon Sheppard. Starting in 6th, Shane fell four spots in the 40-lapper to place 10th.
The following night at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned Ralph Latham Memorial, Clanton posted an 8th place finish in his heat giving him one more shot at the $12,000-to-win A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Needing to place in the Top-3, Shane fell short with a 10th place outing.
On Sunday Clanton stopped at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) for the Independence Day Celebration. After coming in 3rd fastest overall in qualifying, Clanton was an early retiree from the 40-lap feature with three laps remaining.
Shane remains in fifth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. Full results from the weekend are available at www.HellTour.com and www.WoOLMS.com.
June 22, 2019 - Debuting in the Skyline Motorsports No. 25 Super Late Model entry, Shane Clanton traveled Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pennsylvania) on Friday night for the 13th annual Firecracker 100. With 43 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series competitors registered in for action, Shane laid down the fifth fastest time in his qualifying group before placing 5th in his heat. Streaking to a 10-lap consolation victory, Clanton earned the 17th-starting position for the $6,000-to-win preliminary feature. Jumping up one spot, Shane Clanton logged a 16th place finish.
Returning on Saturday afternoon, Clanton secured his spot into the $30,000-to-win finale with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Rolling off 12th, Shane improved six spots in the 100-lapper reeling in a 6th place finish. (Todd Battin photo)
Shane jumped up to fifth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. Full results from the weekend are available at www.WoOLMS.com.
June 15, 2019 - On Saturday night Shane Clanton visited Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned Big Daddy 60. After failing to make it out for both his heat race and B-Main, Clanton was granted a Fast Time provisional into the $12,000-to-win show. He logged a 24th place outing.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.LucasDirt.com.
June 13, 2019 - Shane Clanton is preparing to embark on another era of his storied career. Beginning with next weekend’s Firecracker 100 at Lernerville Speedway, he’ll be behind the wheel of a Skyline Motorsports entry.
Clanton takes over the reins of the Greg Bruening-owned car, which was piloted for the first half of this year by Chris Madden. Madden and Skyline Motorsports elected to part ways following last weekend’s Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway.
Clanton will be teammates with Decorah, Iowa’s Tyler Bruening.
“I’ve been working with Tyler and Greg Bruening for the past few years, and they are some great people. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to take the Bennett Explosives No. 25 Bruening Rock Products/ Capital Race Car on the road with the World of Outlaws for the remainder of this season and beyond.”
Many of Clanton’s existing sponsors, including Super K Express, Freeman Plumbing, Advanced Transportation, M&S Concrete, and Carolina Concrete Finishers will be on board for his new ride with Skyline Motorsports.
“They’ve got some awesome sponsors, and I’ve got some great ones as well, and we’re going to join forces,” Clanton continued. “I definitely want to thank Ron Davies and everyone at Weldbank Energy for their support over the past few years. This is a definite win-win for everyone involved.”
Clanton will compete in his Weldbank Energy No. 25 Capital Race Car this Saturday night in a $15,000-to-win, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event at Tennessee’s Smoky Mountain Speedway.
From that point, he’ll make the transition into his Skyline Motorsports No. 25 Bruening Rock Products/ Bennett Explosives/ Super K Express/ Capital Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model as he gets ready for next weekend’s Firecracker 100 at Lernerville Speedway with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series.
Skyline Motorsports looks forward to the new partnership.
“We wish Chris [Madden] nothing but the best in his future endeavors,” a statement from Skyline Motorsports noted. “Everyone at Skyline Motorsports is excited to have Shane [Clanton] on board as a team driver, and we can’t wait to see what the future will hold for our partnership.”
More details regarding Clanton and Skyline Motorsports will be released in the next week.
June 8, 2019 - Shane Clanton enjoyed a great weekend at the 25th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream. The driver of the Weldbank Energy #25 Super K Express/ Capital Race Cars/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model picked up a $10,000 win in preliminary action on Friday night, and backed it up with a third-place finish in the $125,000-to-win finale.
“I knew I had a good car. I just needed to keep the nose clean,” Clanton said in regards to Friday night’s $10,000 victory. “I tried the top a little bit and [Gregg Satterlee was] trying to get some of that moisture leaving the bottom, and he was right where I needed to be to make a good lap, but I knew I was OK where I was. I didn’t feel like I was losing no ground, and I could maintain down the straightaway.
“We’ve been struggling all year long, but it’s a never-give-up attitude with this team. We just work awful hard. It takes a team effort and we didn’t give up. We’ve got a no-give-up attitude and we’ll just work until nobody else can work. I promise you we work as hard or harder than everybody else in the pit area, it’s just sometimes it doesn’t show it. This year is a testament of when we work hard, this is what we get.”
After racing in the Top 5 for much Saturday night’s finale, Clanton crossed the finish line in the third position.
“We needed a little more adjustment there to be in lapped traffic,” said an upbeat Clanton. “If I could have got out in the lead by myself and had enough air on my nose, I think I could have had a chance at the win. But I just had a little aero-push behind those guys. All in all, it was a good weekend to win a preliminary feature and run third [in the big race] ain’t too bad.”
Thursday night found Shane Clanton invading Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) for the 25th annual Dirt Late Model Dream. Drawing a stout field of 92 cars for a pair of $10,000-to-win preliminary features, Clanton registered the ninth-fastest time in his group before placing third in his heat race. Starting the A-Main in the ninth position, Shane improved three spots, reeling in a third-place finish.
Returning on Friday for another round of preliminary features, Clanton started the night with a heat race victory, which positioned him second on the starting grid for the show.
Blasting into the lead on the opening lap, Shane led wire-to-wire en route to his third win of the season, which came over Chris Ferguson, Ross Bailes, Chase Junghans, and Don O’Neal. He pocketed a $10,000 payday for his dominant performance in the 25-lap affair. (Heath Lawson photo)
For the final night of the Dirt Late Model Dream on Saturday evening, Shane survived contact with the wall after a quick shower in his heat race to finish second behind Dennis Erb Jr. Earning the 11th-starting position for the $125,000-to-win finale, Clanton gained eight spots in the 100-lapper to notch a third-place finish behind Brandon Sheppard and Dale McDowell with Chase Junghans and Tyler Erb completing the Top-5 finishers.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com.
June 1, 2019 - On Friday night Shane Clanton followed the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series to Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Georgia). In a field of 28 cars, Clanton followed up the seventh fastest lap in time trials with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Starting the opening night feature in 6th, Shane fell one spot in the 50-lapper to place 7th.
The following night at Lancaster Speedway (Lancaster, South Carolina), Shane logged a 7th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Grabbing the 4th and final transfer spot, Clanton earned the 22nd-starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale. Breaking into the Top-10, Shane Clanton passed 12 cars reeling in a 10th place finish.
Shane sits in sixth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. Full results from the weekend are available at www.WoOLMS.com.