September 28, 2019 - After Mother Nature shifted the event to Sunday afternoon, Shane Clanton was one of 33 Schaffer’s Fall Nationals entries signed in at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) for the Billy Clanton Classic. Following the fifth fastest lap in his time trial group, Clanton came in 2nd in his heat behind Ashton Winger which positioned him sixth on the starting grid for the main event. With $10,025 on the line, Shane gained three spots in the 60-lapper to place 3rd behind Ashton Winger and Chris Madden with Clint Smith and Casey Roberts rounding out the Top-5. (Mike Horne photo)
Full results from the weekend are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.
September 21, 2019 - Shane Clanton increased his 2019-win tally to eight on Friday night with a $10,000 World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series triumph in his Skyline Motorsports No. 25 Bennett Explosives/ Super K Express/ Capital Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. The victory came at New York’s Outlaw Speedway and allowed him to climb to second in the latest series’ standings.
“You couldn’t have scripted a better night for our team than we had on Friday night. We set fast time, we won our heat race, and then we led every lap of the feature,” Clanton commented. “Those late-race cautions got a little nerve racking, but I knew I had the car to beat, and that I just needed to keep hitting my marks. I’ve got one great crew with me now, and I’ve got great backing from Skyline Motorsports and all of my sponsors. We’re back to being a contender every time that we hit the track, and that’s a great feeling.”
On Thursday night Shane Clanton was one of 27 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand at Stateline Speedway (Busti, New York), as he kicked off the three-day northeastern swing. Improving one spot in his heat race, Clanton posted a runner-up finish behind Darrell Lanigan, which locked him into the third-starting spot for the opening night feature. With $10,000 on the line, Shane ultimately crossed the finish line in the seventh position in the 50 lapper.
The following night at Outlaw Speedway (Dundee, New York), Shane registered the fastest lap in time trials before cruising to a heat race victory. Earning the pole position for the A-Main, Clanton led flag-to-flag en route to his eighth win of the season, which came over Brandon Sheppard, Chase Junghans, Cade Dillard, and Dennis Erb Jr. He pocketed a $10,000 payday for his winning performance. (Dave Dalesandro photo)
On Saturday evening at Selinsgrove Speedway (Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania) for the Jeff’s Auto Body National Open, Clanton secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win finale with a third-place finish in his heat. Breaking into the Top-5, Shane gained five spots in the 50-lap feature, reeling in a fourth-place finish behind Darrell Lanigan, Ricky Weiss, and Brandon Sheppard with Gregg Satterlee coming in 5th.
Shane has climbed to second in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. Full results from the weekend are available at www.WoOLMS.com.
September 14, 2019 - Shane Clanton picked up his first-career win at the legendary Knoxville Raceway on Thursday night during the opening round of the 16th annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals in his Skyline Motorsports No. 25 Bennett Explosives/ Super K Express/ Capital Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. (Heath Lawson photo)
“Getting my first-ever Knoxville Raceway win was something really special. I’ve watched guys like Donny Schatz win here time and again, and this place is like Eldora in that you want to know what’s it’s like get to Victory Lane,” Clanton commented. “Saturday night we had a car that was capable of winning the feature, but a mechanical failure took that shot away from us. It was a major bummer, but we still are proud of our weekend. We showed a lot of speed and that was my first win with car owner, Greg Bruening in attedance, so that made it extra special.”
Shane Clanton was one of 55 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series entries registered for action at Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) on Thursday night for the opening round of the 16th annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals. After topping the charts in time trials to pick up the Miller Welders Fast Time Award, Clanton scored a third-place finish in his heat race, which positioned him seventh on the starting grid for the opening night, preliminary feature.
Sliding ahead of Tyler Erb for the lead on lap 14, Clanton built more than a three second lead in the remaining distance to capture his seventh win of the season and a $7,000 payday. Erb, Ricky Weiss, Darrell Lanigan, and Ricky Thornton Jr. trailed him to the checkers in the 25-lap affair.
Returning on Friday afternoon for another $7,000-to-win preliminary feature, Shane fell one spot short of a transfer spot in his heat with a fourth-place finish. Streaking to a 15-lap consolation victory, Clanton locked into the 20th-starting position for the A-Main. Dropping two spots in the 25-lapper, Shane Clanton ultimately logged a 22nd-place outing.
With his preliminary feature win on Thursday earning him the pole position for the $40,000-to-win finale on Saturday evening, Shane led the first 50 circuits before the intermission on lap 50 for a fuel stop. Losing the top spot to Chris Madden on lap 56, Clanton suffered a broken rear axle six laps later that brought an immediate end to his night. He was credited with a 21st-place finish.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.LucasDirt.com.
September 7, 2019 - On Thursday night Shane Clanton was one of 98 Super Late Models signed in at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) kicking off the 49th annual World 100. Grabbing the 5th and final transfer spot in his heat race, Clanton earned the 19th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature. Improving four spots in the 25-lap affair, Shane posted a 15th place outing.
The following night for another round of preliminary features, Clanton recorded the ninth fastest lap in his time trial group before placing 3rd in his heat. Dropping one spot in the 25-lap feature, Shane notched a 10th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)
Wrapping up the 49th annual World 100 on Saturday afternoon, Shane fell short of a transfer spot into the main event with 5th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 5 into the $52,000-to-win finale, Clanton scored a 4th place finish. Rolling off 27th, Shane Clanton gained ten spots in the 100-lapper to place 17th.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com.
September 1, 2019 - Shane Clanton followed the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series to I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, Michigan) on Thursday night. Jumping up two spots in his heat, Clanton posted a runner-up finish behind Brandon Sheppard which positioned him fifth on the starting grid for opening night feature. With $10,000 on the line, Shane dropped two positions in the rain-shortened 24-lap affair to place 7th.
On Friday evening at Sharon Speedway (Hartford, Ohio) for the opening round of the Battle at the Border, Clanton recorded the fourth fastest lap overall in time trials before picking up a 10-lap heat rave victory. Starting on the pole of the $6,000-to-win preliminary feature, Shane dropped three spots to place 4th behind Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, and Chase Junghans with Darrell Lanigan coming in 5th. (Todd Battin photo)
On Saturday night, a power failure at the track postponed the event to Sunday but the finale eventually fell victim to Mother Nature.
Shane is currently third in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. Full results from the weekend are available at www.WoOLMS.com.