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Chris Madden wins Billy Clanton Classic at New Senoia Raceway

Chris Madden – Cole Perkins photo

Madden Streaks to Second Billy Clanton Classic Title; McIntosh Fall Nationals Champion

(SENOIA, GEORGIA) Gray Court, South Carolina star Chris Madden emerged victorious on Saturday night at Senoia Raceway to claim his second ‘Billy Clanton Classic’ title! After touring the Senoia, Georgia gray gumbo fastest in Group B during the Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series qualifying session, Chris won his heat race before starting the 60-lap series finale from the outside of the front row. The driver known as “Smokey” then grabbed the point from polesitter Shane Clanton on the thirteenth circuit and never looked back in picking up the $10,000 triumph ahead of Mike Marlar, Billy Moyer, Jr., Ashton Winger, and twelfth-starting Michael Page.

Chris, who was last victorious in the annual ‘Billy Clanton Classic’ back in 2018, reached Fall Nationals victory lane for the first time on the second year miniseries. He wheeled a self-owned XR1 Rocket Chassis powered by an Andy Durham Racing Engine to the victory with sponsorship from Drydene Performance Products, Millwood Plumbing, Henderson Amusement, Century Plastics, Davis Diesel Service, Worley Monument, Earnhardt Technology Group, Modern Images, VP Racing Fuels, and Penske Racing Shocks.

“The racetrack had some grip there to start with (after the track crew watered the surface prior to the Super Late Model feature) and we got hung up on the outside and it was a little bit slimy out there,” Madden said in victory lane. “But when we was able to line the racetrack out, our car come back to us. We got a real good run on Shane (Clanton) down there (in turn one to take the lead). I know that he didn’t know that I was down there and he tried to turn in and I was already there and we got together.”

A strong field of 35 competitors signed in to do battle at Senoia Raceway and Shane Clanton laid down the quickest lap overall during qualifying for his late father’s memorial race with a time of 14.264 seconds. Clanton, Mike Marlar, Chris Madden, and Ashton Winger each nabbed heat race wins at the Peach State facility, while Mark Page and Glenn Morris won the two consolation events. Joey Standridge utilized a series provisional to start shotgun on the field and climbed to a steady twelfth place feature showing.

Following the season-ending ‘Billy Clanton Classic,’ Donald McIntosh was celebrated as the 2020 Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series Champion! Donald was consistent throughout the tour in racking up one feature win, three Top Five finishes, and four Top Ten performances. The Dawsonville, Georgia ace received a $5,053 paycheck for his efforts in besting a top five in points that included Joey Standridge, Stacy Boles, Vic Hill, and David Payne.

In the five series races that escaped the wrath of Mother Nature this year, there were no repeat winners, as Mike Marlar (Smoky Mountain Speedway), Donald McIntosh (Tazewell Speedway), Brandon Overton (Tri-County Race Track), Michael Page (Boyd’s Speedway), and Chris Madden (Senoia Raceway) all took home wins. A total of 99 different drivers entered at least one of the Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series races in 2020 and 21 of those drivers found their way to at least two series contests.

For more information on the Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels, please point your Internet browser to www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com or feel free to call series promoter Ray Cook at 828-360-5353. You can also follow us across social media platforms on facebook.com/southernnationalsseries and on Twitter @sonationals.

The Fall Nationals Series would like to thank all of our 2020 marketing partners including: Schaeffer’s Oil & Specialized Lubricants, Sunoco Race Fuels, American Race Tires, Delph Communications, E-Z-GO, Arizona Sport Shirts, Capital Race Cars, Collins Signs, DirtonDirt.com, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Keyser Manufacturing, MasterSbilt Race Cars, RockAuto.com, Wiles Driveshafts, Vic Hill Racing Engines, The Steering Buddy, Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Coosa Heating & Air, The Joie of Seating, and DirtCarLift.com.

Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels

Race Summary

6th Annual Billy Clanton Classic

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Senoia Raceway – Senoia, Georgia

Schaeffer’s Oil Feature Finish (60 Laps):

  1. (2) Chris Madden $10,000
  2. (3) Mike Marlar $5,000
  3. (5) Billy Moyer, Jr. $2,500
  4. (4) Ashton Winger $2,000
  5. (12) Michael Page $1,500
  6. (9) Austin Horton $1,100
  7. (14) Zach Leonhardi $1,000
  8. (6) Spencer Hughes $950
  9. (13) Donald McIntosh $900
  10. (20) Stacy Boles $850
  11. (24) Jimmy Waldrop $800
  12. (25) Joey Standridge $750
  13. (19) Dillon Tidmore $650
  14. (8) Jason Croft $600
  15. (11) Scott Dedwylder $550
  16. (16) Joey Armistead $530
  17. (1) Shane Clanton $520
  18. (7) Dalton Cook $500
  19. (10) Austin Kirkpatrick $500
  20. (21) Landon Bagby $500
  21. (18) Glenn Morris $500
  22. (17) Mark Page $500
  23. (15) TJ Reaid $500
  24. (22) Clint Smith $500
  25. (23) Matt Dooley $500

Entries: 35

Lap Leaders: Shane Clanton (1-12), Chris Madden (13-60)

Cautions: 5 (Lap 18 for a slowing Mark Page, Lap 33 for a slowing Dalton Cook, Lap 33 restart for a slowing Shane Clanton, Lap 40 for a flat tire on Donald McIntosh, and Lap 45 for an incident involving Scott Dedwylder and Jason Croft)

FK Rod Ends Time Trials:

Fast Time Overall: Shane Clanton 14.264

Group A: Shane Clanton 14.264

Group B: Chris Madden 14.465

Sunoco Race Fuels Heat Race #1 Finish (Top Four Transfer): 1. Shane Clanton, 2. Billy Moyer, Jr., 3. Austin Horton, 4. Donald McIntosh, 5. Chris Jones, 6. Dillon Tidmore, 7. Justin Shipley, 8. Frank Ingram, 9. Mason Massey

American Racer South Heat Race #2 Finish (Top Four Transfer): 1. Mike Marlar, 2. Dalton Cook, 3. Scott Dedwylder, 4. TJ Reaid, 5. Mark Page, 6. Landon Bagby, 7. Matt Dooley, 8. Marty Lunsford, 9. Thomas Watson

E-Z GO Heat Race #3 Finish (Top Four Transfer): 1. Chris Madden, 2. Spencer Hughes, 3. Austin Kirkpatrick, 4. Zach Leonhardi, 5. Stacy Boles, 6. Clint Smith, 7. Eric Granger, 8. Wesley Scott, 9. Joey Standridge

Delph Communications Heat Race #4 Finish (Top Four Transfer): 1. Ashton Winger, 2. Jason Croft, 3. Michael Page, 4. Joey Armistead, 5. Glenn Morris, 6. Jason Turner, 7. Jimmy Waldrop, 8. Steven Roberts

Collins Signs B-Main #1 Finish (Top Four Transfer): 1. Mark Page, 2. Dillon Tidmore, 3. Landon Bagby, 4. Matt Dooley, 5. Chris Jones, 6. Justin Shipley, 7. Marty Lunsford, 8. Frank Ingram

Knowles Race Parts & Bodies B-Main #2 Finish (Top Four Transfer): 1. Glenn Morris, 2. Stacy Boles, 3. Clint Smith, 4. Jimmy Waldrop, 5. Eric Granger, 6. Jason Turner, 7. Wesley Scott, 8. Joey Standridge, 9. Thomas Watson

Series Provisional: Joey Standridge

Final Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series Point Standings (after November 21, 2020):

  1. Donald McIntosh – 936
  2. Joey Standridge – 788
  3. Stacy Boles – 771
  4. Vic Hill – 564
  5. David Payne – 560
  6. Mike Marlar – 396
  7. Michael Page – 390
  8. Dale McDowell – 388
  9. Pierce McCarter – 368
  10. Shane Clanton – 362

 

Media Contact: Ryan Delph – Delph Communications

www.delphcommunications.com

 

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