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Shane Clanton Claims Cherokee WoOLMS Cash
Zebulon, Georgia (05/08/17) – On Friday evening Shane Clanton continued his recent hot streak in his Weldbank Energy #25 Super K Express/ Capital Race Car/ Penske Shocks/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model as he once again visited Victory Lane. His latest triumph came in World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series action at Cherokee Speedway, and marked his fifth win of the season.
“This is a testament to my crew guys, as well as Marshall Green and Clements House of Power and everyone at Capital [Race Cars],” said Clanton. “This is special. We have worked awfully hard to get back to Victory Lane and luckily we held Brandon [Sheppard] off in the closing laps.”
Shane Clanton returned to action on Friday night at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series opened a doubleheader weekend. After registering the 3rd-fastest time in a field of 31 entries in qualifying, Clanton stormed to a heat race win, positioning him on the front row for the 50-lap feature. Taking the lead at the drop of the green flag, Shane held off a late-race charge from Brandon Sheppard to pick up his fifth win of the season and a $10,000 payday. Sheppard, Eric Wells, Jonathan Davenport, and Chub Frank completed the Top 5 finishers.
Shane will return to WoOLMS action this weekend with a Tennessee doubleheader. Friday night action will open at Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee), while Saturday night’s action will be held at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee). For more information on the events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com .
Shane Clanton would like to thank all of his sponsors including Weldbank Energy, Capital Race Cars, Cooper’s Country Meat Packers, Super K Express, Clements Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuels, Hoosier Tire South, QA1, Keyser Manufacturing, Southern Fibernet Inc., Quarter Master, Bert Transmission, Weld Racing, Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Bulldog Rear Ends, Cizmar Racing, CV Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Race Products, Penske Shocks, Beyea Custom Headers, Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, Driven Oil, Wilwood Brakes, Braille Batteries, Slavic Graphics and Apparel, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Shane Clanton, please visit www.ShaneClanton25.com .
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Dale McDowell Rumbles to Rome Cash with the ULTIMATE Series
Welcome, North Carolina (05/08/17) – Bouncing back from a near-miss on Saturday night, Dale McDowell powered the Shane McDowell Racing #17m Will Kinzer Foundation/ Sweet-Bloomquist Chassis Super Late Model to a $4,000 win on Sunday evening at Rome Speedway. It was his second win of 2017
After Mother Nature erased Friday night’s program, Shane McDowell Racing returned to Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) on Saturday night with Dale McDowell behind the wheel of the team’s #17m. In a field of 32 cars for the Southern All Star Series sanctioned contest, McDowell registered the fastest time overall in qualifying, earning him the 2nd-starting spot for the $4,000-to-win A-Main. After leading the first half of the race, McDowell slipped back to the 2nd position late after trying to avoid lap-traffic. Hanging on to a podium spot, Dale landed a 2nd-place finish behind Brandon Overton with Dallas Cooper, Cory Hedgecock, and Todd Morrow rounding out the Top 5.
Using lap traffic to his advantage late in the race, McDowell overtook Overton in the final two laps to pick up his second victory of the season. Overton, Donald McIntosh, Jonathan Davenport, and Michael Page completed the Top 5. Dale was awarded a $4,000 payday for his triumph in the 40-lap A-Main.
"It's ironic, on Saturday night I messed up in lapped traffic and got passed by Brandon and on Saturday night he kinda got hung up in lapped traffic and I got by him. So this world is really round I guess. It comes back around," said McDowell. "Actually the groove moved around. I stayed on the bottom too long early and the top got going so I moved up and then the bottom got going there at the end and I was able to make a few passes there, so it was a good night for us."
The upcoming weekend will find Dale McDowell tangling with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Late Model Series in a pair of $10,000-to-win events in Tennessee. Action opens on Friday evening at Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee) before shifting to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee). For more details on the events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com .
Shane McDowell Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors and marketing partners including Textron Off Road, Kinzer Drilling, Quality Natural Gas, New Era Industrial, Boyd’s Speedway, Cometic Gaskets, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Will Kinzer Foundation, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Warrior Race Cars, ECR Engines-Chevrolet, Clements Race Engines-Chevrolet, FK Rod Ends, Go Lithium, Penske Shocks, Schoenfeld Headers, Keyser Manufacturing, TWM, All Star Performance, Performance Bodies, Five-Star Bodies, FSR Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Wiles Driveshafts, Weld Racing Wheels, Butlerbuilt Seats, GW Performance, Mark IV ATV's, Racing Optics, Winters Rearends, QuarterMaster, Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
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Cory Hedgecock Conquers the Hornet’s Nest
Loudon, Tennessee (05/08/17) – Cory Hedgecock conquered the NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series event at Talladega Short Track on Saturday night in his Cushman #23 Valley Transport Rocket Chassis Crate Late Model. The triumph at the track known as the “Hornet’s Nest” marked his eighth win of 2017.
After losing Friday’s $2,500-to-win, weekend opener to rain, Cory Hedgecock returned to Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) on Saturday, pulling double duty in both the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series and the Southern All Star Series.
Laying down the fastest time overall in a stout field of 52 NeSmith Crate Late Models, Hedgecock earned the 2nd-starting position for the feature. Dropping back to the 3rd position early in the event, Hedgecock reclaimed his starting spot after the leaders tangled while battling for the top spot. Waiting patiently to take over the lead, Cory jumped out in front after the race-leader broke.
He went on to cruise to his eighth win of the season, which came over Adam Cummings, Riley Hickman, Cruz Skinner, and Greg Martin. He was awarded a $2,500 payday for his triumph in the 50-lap A-Main.
“I think we had an even better car than our finish reflected in the Southern All Star feature, but I’ll still gladly take a win and a 4th,” Hedgecock commented. “As always I want to dedicate this win to my awesome team and sponsors.”
This weekend – May 12-13 – Cory will enter a pair of United Crate Racing Association (UCRA) Late Model events in Alabama and Georgia. A $2,500-to-win program will be held on Friday night at Fort Payne Motor Speedway (Fort Payne, Alabama). Saturday night’s action will see a $2,500-to-win program at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia). For more information, please visit www.UCRARacing.com .
For more information on Cory Hedgecock, please visit the team’s official website at www.CoryHedgecock23.com as well as social media outlets at https://www.facebook.com/Cory-Hedgecock-Motorsports-166540363452544 and https://twitter.com/Hedgecock23 .
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Austin Hubbard Surges to Hagerstown Checkers
Seaford, Delaware (05/08/17) – Austin Hubbard parked his Mid-Coastal Siding #11 Trinity Logistics/ Rocket XR1 Chassis/ Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model in Victory Lane for the first time in 2017 on Saturday night. Hubbard’s trip to Victory Lane came at the legendary Hagerstown Speedway.
On Saturday evening the team made the last minute decision to travel to Hagerstown Speedway (Hagerstown, Maryland) to compete in a Weekly Racing Series Event. Twenty-one entries took part on the event, which was held atop a lightning-fast track surface.
Via preliminary action, Austin earned the 6th-starting spot for the finale. As the 25-lap feature went green Hubbard quickly worked his way to the lead. Once out front he cruised to the comfortable victory, although he did narrowly avoid disaster. On the cool-down lap, following the checkered flag, the right-rear tire on his entry detonated, taking part of the body with it.
“Luck definitely was on our side tonight, because in the middle of turns 1 and 2 after the checkered flag the right-rear tire exploded,” said Hubbard. “It seems like too many times we’ve had that happen before the checkered flag, so it’s nice to have it happen after it for a change. We didn’t have a good redraw, but we had a great car, so luckily our starting spot didn’t matter.”
He concluded by noting, “So many people help us on this car including Mid-Coastal Siding, Trinity Logistics, Salisbury Door and Hardware, and Hoosier Tire. I greatly appreciate all of these sponsors as well as my crew, my family, and sponsors.”
Andy Anderson, Kyle Lee, Gary Stuhler, and D.J. Myers rounded out the Top 5.
The complete finish is available at www.HagerstownSpeedway.com .
Hubbard will look to continue his momentum this weekend, May 11-12 as he takes part in a pair of Tri-State Challenge events. Thursday night will take the team to Georgetown Speedway (Georgetown, Delaware) for a $4,000-to-win affair, while Friday night will find Hubbard in action at Potomac Speedway (Budd’s Creek, Maryland), where a $3,022-to-win top prize will be on the line for the victor of the Ernie Jones Memorial. For more information on the events, please visit www.TheGeorgetownSpeedway.com and www.PotomacSpeedway.com .
Austin Hubbard would like to thank their principal and associate sponsors including Trinity Logistics, Mid-Coastal Siding, Salisbury Door and Hardware, Campbell’s Collision Inc., R&J Poultry, Rocket Chassis, Keyser Manufacturing, Cornett Racing Engines, WAR Shocks, Kenny Pettyjohn Racing, Schaefer Oil, Team Peterson Fluid Systems, Performance Bodies, Ernie D's Enterprises, Jones Racing Products, Classic Ink, Hubbard Graphics, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.
Please keep your browsers locked to www.AustinHubbard.com for the latest team news and information.
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Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Run Into Obstacles During Opening Race
Inside Line Promotions - PARK CITY, Kan. (May 8, 2017) - Hopefully the bad luck is out of the way for Mark Burch Motorsports, which kicked off its 2017 campaign last Saturday at 81 Speedway.
The team and driver Danny Lasoski opened the Kansas Outlaw Klassic with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series by qualifying 19th quickest overall.
"First, it's great being back with Mark," Lasoski said. "He's had a long winter and has been itching to get back. Saturday was one of those nights where we were never caught up. We had a brand new race car and engine combination that was giving us trouble."
Lasoski finished where he started - seventh - in a heat race to narrowly miss locking into the main event. He then advanced from fourth to second place in the Last Chance Showdown to garner a transfer into the back of the main event.
"Every time I got on the track I'd run five laps and the engine temperature would start climbing," Lasoski said. "It turns out the head gaskets were leaking."
Lasoski gained a few positions during the first half of the main event before he was caught up in a crash with approximately a dozen laps remaining.
"I had just got lapped by Donny Schatz and normally whenever I get lapped I pull in, but since it was our first night of the season I kept hustling to see if I was doing something wrong," he said. "We came down the backstretch and another car just stopped right in front of us. Schatz hit him and I hit Schatz. It tore up a lot of our stuff."
Mark Burch Motorsports was unable to restart the race and was credited with a 22nd-place finish.
"Sometimes you have that the first race of the season," Lasoski said. "The tough teams keep working hard and it will pay off in the long run."
QUICK RESULTS -
May 6 - 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. - Qualifying: 19; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 2 (4); Feature: 22 (20).
SEASON STATS -
1 race, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 0 top 20s
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Big Game Motorsports and Madsen Produce First Podium With World of Outlaws
Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (May 8, 2017) - Kerry Madsen guided Big Game Motorsports to a pair of strong results last weekend when the Muddy sponsored team competed in two races during the same weekend for the first time in almost two months.
The action began on Friday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., where Madsen qualified fourth quickest before winning a heat race at the Sedalia Show-Me Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
That locked him into the dash, in which a fifth-place result lined him up on the inside of the third row for the main event. Madsen maneuvered into the runner-up position prior to a late-race restart.
"It was a good run and the car was extremely quick," he said. "On the restart with two laps to go I didn't challenge for the lead as good as I should and lost a spot. I should have ran the bottom hard and could have challenged for the lead. I tried to run off his right rear coming to the cone and lost a bunch of time. I fell in line and gave away a spot."
Madsen ended with a third-place result, which marked his first podium of the season in World of Outlaws competition.
"I was pumped we had a good run," he said. "We haven't raced much in the last two months so I was excited we were up to speed and on pace."
The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where the Muddy backed team timed in third quickest before advancing from sixth to fourth place in a heat race.
"We were really good in qualifying, but in the heat race and main event we weren't great," he said. "We never got the balance close. On a restart I tried something and gave away a bunch of spots. Our car would come alive after about eight laps, but on short runs we weren't even close. No excuses; we just weren't very good in the A Main."
Madsen battled for a top five throughout the main event before ending seventh, which was the team's 10th top 10 in 13 races this season.
Madsen and Big Game Motorsports are scheduled to compete this Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the Spring Nationals and Saturday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., for the Folkens Brothers Silver Shootout.
QUICK RESULTS -
May 5 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 3 (5).
May 6 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 7 (6).
SEASON STATS -
13 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 10 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 13 top 20s
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Friday at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., for the Spring Nationals and Saturday at Badlands Motor Speedway in Brandon, S.D., for the Folkens Brothers Silver Shootout
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