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March 21, 2017

Shane Clanton Tops Action at Senoia; WoO Tripleheader Next

Zebulon, Georgia (03/21/17) – For the second time in 2017 Shane Clanton parked his Weldbank Energy #25 Super K Express/ Capital Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model in Victory Lane on Saturday night. His latest win came at Senoia Raceway.

Preparing for the upcoming World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Late Model Series visit to the facility, Shane Clanton invaded Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) on Saturday night for the track’s season opener. Starting the night off by posting the fastest time overall in qualifying, Clanton earned the pole position for the feature.

Holding off a late-race charge from another competitor, Clanton led every lap of the A-Main to capture his second victory of the season over Kenny Collins, Cody King, Lamar Haygood, and Mason Massey.  

“They’ve done an amazing job with the improvements at Senoia Raceway over the past few years, and it’s great to have another racy track here in Georgia,” said Clanton. “We wanted to go and try some things before we resumed point racing with the World of Outlaws, and it worked out quite nicely. I want to thank all of my sponsors and fans for their great support!.

Full results are available at .

Up next for Clanton is a tripleheader weekend with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. Action opens on Friday night at Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) before moving to I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) on Saturday evening. The weekend draws to a close at LoneStar Speedway on Sunday night. For more information on the events, please visit .

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, GW Performance, 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, Integra Racing Shocks, Integra MX Springs, Beyea Custom Headers, Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, Driven Oil, Wilwood Brakes, Braille Batteries, Slavic Graphics and Apparel, and Marketing Services.

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Tyler Clem Scores a Podium with Southern All Stars at Southern

St. Petersburg, Florida (03/21/17) – 14-year-old, Tyler Clem competed in his home state over the weekend behind the wheel of his Hedman Hedders #14 Rent-N-Roll Rocket Chassis Super Late Model. Clem ended the two-day stand with the Southern All Star (SAS) Dirt Racing Series at Southern Raceway on a high note by finishing 3rd in Saturday night’s finale.

Tyler Clem returned to action on Friday night at Southern Raceway (Milton, Florida) in the opening round of the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series weekend at the clay oval. With 26 cars signed in for the two-day Bash at the Beach, Clem came up short of a transfer spot in qualifying sending him into the B-Main. Wheeling his way to a consolation race victory, Tyler locked his spot into the $4,000-to-win A-Main. Coming from the back of the pack, Clem worked his way to a 16th-place finish.

On Saturday night, battling for a $5,000 top prize, Clem landed a podium finish in the feature after competing for the top spot throughout the duration of the finale. Battling for the lead in the closing laps of the 50-lapper, Tyler fell one position on a late-race restart, posting an impressive 3rd-place finish behind Casey Roberts and Tyler Millwood with Tyler Crowder and Bo Shirley completing the Top-5 finishers.

“The weekend started a little slow as we got the car dialed in, but on Saturday night we had a really good car,” said Clem. “I wanted that win really bad, but to come away with a podium finish against such a talented field of Super Late Model racers was really awesome.”

Full results from the events are available at .

Next on tap for Tyler is a short trip to the familiar confines of Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) for a $3,000-to-win, Super Late Model event this Saturday night. For more information on the event, please visit .

Tyler Clem and Clem Racing Inc. would like to thank all of their principle and associate sponsors including Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Rent ‘N Roll, WingHouse, Shooters World, Vahlco Wheels, Hedman Hedders, Stanton Race Engines, Keyser Manufacturing, Rocket Chassis, Sunoco Fuels, Braille Battery, JE Pistons, Ferrea Valves, Whelen Engineering, 1-800-Ask-Gary, Tony Stewart Racing, Elder Ford, Leaf Race Wear, Winters Racing Products, Bell Helmets, Aurora, Dan Olson Racing Products, Impact, Race Optics, Red Line Synthetic Oil, Stepp’s Towing, BR Motorsports, AR Bodies, DB Plugs, Jones Racing Products, Ole NE Jewelers, Callies Performance Products, Willy’s Carburetors, Toyo Tires, Durst Motorsports, Gates Belts, Butlerbuilt Seat Systems, Zero Error Racing, Superior Bearing & Supply, AR Bodies, NGK Spark Plugs, and MSR Mafia Marketing & Website Services.

For more information on Tyler Clem, please visit his official website at .

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March 21, 2017

Cla Knight Finishes 5th at Modoc; Cherokee Next

North Augusta, South Carolina (03/21/17) – North Augusta, South Carolina's Cla Knight powered his Augusta Aquatics #42 E-Z-GO Golf Carts Longhorn Crate Late Model to a Top-5 finish in Saturday night’s $5,000-to-win Modoc 100.

“We had a really good car from the time we unloaded,” said Knight. “In fact, I think we had an even better car than we showed in the feature, but passing was kind of difficult.  Even at that, with the struggles we’ve had early in the year, I’m definitely pleased with our performance. We’ll head onto Cherokee and try to get our first win of the season.”

With 33 entries on hand for the 9th annual Modoc 100 at Modoc Raceway (Modoc, South Carolina), Cla qualified fourth fastest overall in time trials to lock into the 6th-starting spot for the 50 lap finale. He jumped to the 5th position on the opening circuit. From that point the bottom groove would be dominant, and Knight rode in line to a 5th-place finish.

Complete results from this event can be found at .

Next on tap for the team is a trip to Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) this weekend for the Bill Hendren Memorial. The $5,000-to-win event will be sanctioned by the South Eastern Crate Association (SECA). For more information on the event, please visit .

Cla Knight would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Augusta Aquatics, Town & Country Packing, Koury Racing Engines, E-Z-GO Golf Carts, KAR House Racing Radiators, Maxxis Kart Racing, Behrents Performance Warehouse, Penske Racing Shocks, Brian’s Custom Paint, Longhorn Chassis, All Star Graphix, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Renegade Race Fuel, Schoenfeld Headers, and Marketing Services.

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Hagar Progresses Throughout Shamrock Classic With New Team

Inside Line Promotions - DU QUOIN, Ill. (March 21, 2017) - Derek Hagar is satisfied with the improvement the Hagar Proctor Racing team showed during its debut last Saturday at the Southern Illinois Center for the USAC National Midget Series Shamrock Classic.

"It was up and down," he said. "We had a new car, new motor and new team. We didn't have anywhere to shake the car down before the race so we threw ourselves to the wolves."

Hagar kicked off the event by finishing fifth in a heat race before placing 10th in a qualifier. That relegated him toward the back of the B Main.

"We had issues taking off and then with the setup," he said. "By the time the B Main came around we got it figured out. We made a good run, but had a couple of driver errors and missed the show by a couple of spots. We hit on something pretty good for the B Main. If it wasn't for me stalling the car trying to avoid a wreck we might have had a shot at a transfer.

"We got to ninth or 10th and they had a wreck. I got on the brakes a little hard and it stalled the engine. I had to restart at the back and got all the way up to sixth, but Chad Boat got me with a couple of laps to go."

Hagar finished seventh in the B Main to miss a transfer by only three positions.

"We kept working at it," he said. "We had a good baseline to go off and we tweaked on it every time we got on the race track. I think we made a lot of progress and I'm excited to see what that team can do the next time out."

Hagar will return to his winged sprint car this Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA. He swept the doubleheader last season and this year it pays $15,000 to win.

"We'll see what the weekend holds for us," he said. "Hopefully we can put together two solid nights and sweep the weekend like we did last year."


March 18 - Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill. - Heat race: 5 (1); Qualifier: 10 (8); B Main: 7 (14).


6 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 3 top 20s


Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA

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Hanks Plays it Smart at Spring Nationals Following Early Engine Trouble

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (March 21, 2017) - Brandon Hanks got off to a rough start last weekend at the 44th annual Spring Nationals.

Hanks had quickly maneuvered from sixth into fourth place during his Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour heat race on Friday night when a mechanical problem ended the race early at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"I was about to pass a guy for third down the front straightaway on Lap 2 and I started losing power," he said. "I looked at my gauges and everything was fine. Then the guy started pulling away from me. It didn't take long for me to realize this thing was blowing up so I shut it off."

The team called it a night following the problem and put in the spare engine for Saturday's finale at the big track.

"We had some real good speed," he said. "We had some minor things we could have worked on, but we were in the ballpark."

Hanks finished second in a heat race, which advanced him into the third starting position in a qualifier.

"On the initial start I took the lead and we ran a lap and the caution came out," he said. "They said we didn't complete a lap and reverted back to the original start and this time the car stumbled. Just that little hesitation and I didn't get a good restart and I was sixth coming out of turn two."

Hanks placed seventh in the qualifier. That relegated him to a B Main, in which he recorded a third-place result to garner the final transfer into the back of the main event.

"I've only got one motor left," he said. "I told my dad if I was making headway I'd keep going, but if I wasn't going anywhere or we got strung out I was going to pull in."

Hanks advanced a few positions before he elected to pull into the pits early. He was credited with an 18th-place result.


March 17 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: DNF (6); B Main: DNS (-).

March 18 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 2 (2); Qualifier: 7 (3); B Main: 3 (4); Feature: 18 (22).


5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20







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"My family owns Performance Powder Coating," Hanks said. "Without this business and my family I wouldn't be able to race sprint cars and I wouldn't know all of the great friends that I have met through racing."

Hanks would also like to thank D&B Farms, Penske Racing Shocks, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems and J-R1 for their continued support.

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Smith Hard at Work Preparing for Grueling All Star Season

Inside Line Promotions - KUNKLETOWN, Pa. (March 21, 2017) - Since returning home from competing with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last month in Florida, Ryan Smith and the new Leidig/Warko/Smith racing team have been hard at work preparing for racing to get started in the North.

"When we got home from Florida we had a lot of work to do," Smith said. "The toterhome and trailer have a lot of maintenance to be done and we've been busy getting cars updated and ready to take on the All Star tour. It's been a lot of hard work, but both Tom (Leidig) and Rob (Warko) are on board with our plans. We have two cars ready to go and as soon as Ryan Linder (from X-1 Race Cars) gets back up here and gets set up we're going to have him build us another car."

Smith said fans will see him behind the wheel of the yellow No. 59 at some races and the purple No. 94 at others.

"Both Tom and Rob want and deserve to see their cars run," he said. "So when we're in Ohio and some other races I'll be in the No. 59 and when we're in Central Pennsylvania I'll be in the No. 94 car. I'm the registered car owner for the All Star points."

With all the work going into the cars, truck and trailer, Smith isn't sure if he will be racing this coming weekend.

"We will see what the weather looks like," he said. "If not this weekend, for sure the following weekend at Williams Grove and Port Royal and then we're into the meat of the All Star schedule. The big picture is the All Star deal and we're building a team to compete for wins and the title."

After the five shows in Florida, Smith sits 16th in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions championship standings. However, when the teams that will not be following the series all year are taken out, Smith ranks sixth among the All Star regulars. The All Stars get back to business on April 8 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio.

"I can't wait to get to Atomic," he said. "The last time I was there I ran second in their $10,000-to-win deal two years ago."


5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s


Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., (tentative) and Saturday at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa. (tentative)




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"Thunder on the Hill has been with us for three years now," Smith said. "Bob Miller and his staff are just great people and put on some fantastic events for us racers at Grandview Speedway. We took our car to their mall show last month to help them promote our sport."

Smith would also like to thank The Warko Group, Auto Electric of Jupiter, Fla., G.L.T. Electrical, CnB Chubby, Fighting Angels Foundation, S&S Speedways, Quality Roofing Supply, Armbruster Racing Photos, HP Engines, X-1 Race Cars, Rick's Auto Body, TGP Photography, GME Steering and Vahlco Racing Wheels for their continued support.