Zebulon, Georgia (02/09/15) – Shane Clanton enjoyed a memorable outing in his Weldbank Energy #25 Capital/Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model on Saturday night during the finale of the 5th Annual Winter Freeze at Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia). Clanton ended a 66-race winless streak with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series in dramatic fashion with his $10,000 triumph over Steve Casebolt.
“We worked awful hard here (to get back to victory lane),” said Clanton. “It’s very emotional. My wife and little baby (Gunnar) are back in the pit area, and my son Ryan and my father-in-law. It’s been a long time. I’m wore out now.” He concluded by saying, “I have to say a special thanks to Weldbank Energy, Hornburg Oil, Penn Gold Well Services, VP Racing Fuels, Clements Racing Engines, Capital Race Cars, and all of my great sponsors for standing behind me.”
In preliminary action, Shane posted the fastest lap of his group which earned him the pole position for his heat race. Clanton dominated heat race action, winning by more than two-seconds over his nearest competitor. The top two finishers from each heat race were sent to the redraw for the 50 lap finale where Shane was the recipient of the fourth starting spot.
Clanton rode in third for much of the main event until the race’s only caution flag, on lap 41, restacked the field and allowed Clanton to mount one final charge. Shane took second from Brandon Overton on lap 48 before driving under race leader, Steve Casebolt down the backstretch on the final circuit. Clanton slid into the lead entering turn three and took the checkered flag for his 21st career WoO victory ahead of Casebolt, Overton, Billy Moyer and Casey Roberts.
Clanton finished fifth one night earlier in the WoO season opener, and on Thursday night he finished seventh in an unsanctioned $5,000-to-win at the 3/8 mile oval.
Shane is currently second in the latest WoO standings. Full results and complete standings are available at www.WoOLMS.com .
The team will be idle for a few days before returning to action at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) with a trio of events on February 13th-15th. On Friday evening a $5,000-to-win, UMP event will be contested, while Saturday and Sunday’s program will be highlighted by $10,000-to-win races.
Shane Clanton would like to thank all of his sponsors including Weldbank Energy, Capital Race Cars, Hornburg Oil, Penn Gold Well Services, Clements Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuels, Super K Express, Hoosier Tire South, Keyser Manufacturing, GW Performance, Southern Fibernet Inc., Quarter Master, Bert Transmission, Weld Racing, Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Bulldog Rear Ends, Cizmar Racing, CV Products, Bicknell Racing Calipers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Race Products, Integra Racing Shocks, Integra MX Springs, Beyea Custom Headers, Mason Racin Inc., Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, Driven Oil, TWM Racing Products, Turbo Start Racing Batteries, Slavic Graphics and Apparel, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
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