Ashton Winger Gets Career Payday During Fall Nationals Billy Clanton Classic at Senoia Raceway

By Chris Tilley

SENOIA, GEORGIA (September 29, 2019)– Ashton Winger claimed the biggest win of his young racing career on Sunday Night September 29th during the Fifth Annual Billy Clanton Classic-Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels-sanctioned event at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga. on Sunday Evening September 29th.

The Senoia, Ga. driver claimed his first career Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series event victory worth $10,025 while driving the Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Realty Queen & Team, Turkey Creek Snacks and Schaeffer’s Oil-sponsored Clements Racing Engines-powered Rocket Chassis. Winger also picked up $125 for leading on lap-25 sponsored by the Clanton Family. Winger became the fourth different winner in five points events so far in the Fall Nationals.

Polesitter Chris Madden and Ashton Winger would bring the field of 22 to life for the start of the main event as the duo would do battle then Madden holding the top spot on the first lap over Winger and Clint Smith.

By lap eight Madden would work into lapped traffic and the duo of Madden/Winger would again fight for the lead in an epic battle for that top spot on lap-ten. By lap 13, Winger had reached the back bumper of Madden with a couple of slower cars between them as the duo worked off the second turn and would go to work again. Winger would show his nose on lap-14 and then work the high side on the next lap and take the lead officially by lap-15. On lap-19, Winger and Madden would do battle again with Winger continuing to hold the point.

On the 23rd lap, Winger would work around more lapped cars and put 15th place starter Brandon Overton a lap down and Winger had lapped up to the eighth place car by lap 27.

After the second try on the lap-28 restart, sixth starting Shane Clanton showed his nose as the field of cars worked into the first turn and Clanton would take second spot from Madden with Clint Smith and Tyler Millwood in hot pursuit.

Winger would be virtually untouchable during the second half of the race and go on for the payday over Madden, Clanton, Clint Smith and Casey Roberts who rounded out the top-five.

Four cautions slowed the 60-lapper. The first yellow came on lap 28 as Dalton Cook spun on the front-stretch. On the restart, the caution would fly again as a gaggle of cars in the back of the field would come to rest in turn three. On lap-45, Jason Croft and Donald McIntosh would go around in turn four bringing out the yellow flag. On the lap 45 restart, a multicar accident in turn one brought out the fourth and final yellow flag.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels will return to action on Friday October 11 at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, N.C. during the 16th Annual FK Rod Ends Tarheel 50 paying $10,053-to-win.    

Further information on the Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (828) 361-5981 or (606) 219-1723 or by visiting the official series website located at

Official Summary of Results

Feature Results for Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, GA on September 29, 2019:

1. Ashton Winger-Senoia, Ga.
2. Chris Madden-Gray Court, S.C.
3. Shane Clanton-Zebulon, Ga.
4. Clint Smith-Senoia, Ga.
5. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
6. Tyler Millwood-Kingston, Ga.
7. Brandon Overton-Evans, Ga.
8. Michael Page-Douglasville, Ga.
9. Matt Dooley-Brooks, Ga.
10. Jason Croft-Woodstock, Ga.
11. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
12. Dalton Cook-Columbus, Ga.
13. Steven Roberts-Jesup, Ga.
14. Dennis Hale-LaGrange, Ga.
15. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
16. Lamar Haygood-Douglasville, Ga.
17. Jeff Neubert-Rockford, Tenn.
18. Ryan Crane-Panama City, Fla.
19. Jody Knowles-Tyrone, Ga.
20. Landon Bagby-Winston, Ga.
21. Austin Smith-Rome, Ga.
22. Cass Fowler-Acworth, Ga.

Time of Race: 33 minutes, 27 seconds
Margin of Victory: 01.924 seconds
Yellow Flags: Four (laps 28, 28RS, 45, 45RS)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Madden (1-14), Winger (15-60)
Entries: 33
Overall Top Qualifier: Ashton Winger-13.953 seconds
Provisionals: Donald McIntosh and Jeff Neubert

Heat One Finish: Chris Madden, Tyler Millwood, Steven Roberts, Austin Smith, Lamar Haygood, Joey Armistead, Cody King, Donald McIntosh.

Heat Two Finish: Matt Dooley, Dalton Cook, Dennis Hale, Brandon Overton, Cass Fowler, Rucker Orr, Eric Granger, Jeff Neubert.

Heat Three Finish: Ashton Winger, Shane Clanton, Jason Croft, Casey Roberts, Ricky Williams, Glenn Morris, Ahnna Parkhurst, Jacques Daniel.

Heat Four Finish: Clint Smith, Ryan Crane, Jody Knowles, Landon Bagby, Michael Page, David Payne, Aaron Ridley, Mark Page.

Consey One Finish: Lamar Haygood, Cass Fowler, Rucker Orr, Donald McIntosh, Joey Armistead, Cody King, Jeff Neubert, Eric Granger.

Consey Two Finish: Michael Page, David Payne, Glenn Morris, Ahnna Parkhurst, Ricky Williams, Mark Page, Jacques Daniel, Aaron Ridley.

Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Series Points (as of 9/29/19)
1. Donald McIntosh-958
2. David Payne-916
3. Pierce McCarter-629
4. Jeff Neubert-526
5. Austin Smith-510
6. Craig Greer-407
7. Dakotah Knuckles-390
8. Casey Roberts-386
9. Robby Moses-384
10. Michael Page-378

Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Schedule/Results
August 16-Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN)-Tommy Kerr
August 17-North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, GA)-Donald McIntosh
August 31-Thunderhill Raceway Park (Summertown, TN)-Donald McIntosh
September 1-Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN)-Dakotah Knuckles
September 29-Senoia Raceway (Senoia, GA)-Ashton Winger
October 11-Tri-County Race Track (Brasstown, NC)-$10,053 to win
October 26-311 Motor Speedway (Pine Hall, NC)-$10,000 to win