LAKE CITY, MI— August 26, 2017— Shane Clanton practiced his patience during the Keyser Manufacturing 30 at Merritt Speedway on Saturday evening before claiming his fifth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series win of the season.

The Series Veteran from Zebulon, Ga. waited for just the right time to make his move on race long leader and friend, Chris “Smokey” Madden. The perfect time just so happened to be on the very last lap of the Craftsman Club Feature as the pair exited turn two on the 3/8-mile.

Craftsman Club Feature(30): 1. 25- Shane Clanton[3]; 2. 44- Chris Madden[2]; 3. 9- Devin Moran[6]; 4. 1- Brandon Sheppard[8]; 5. 14m- Morgan Bagley[5]; 6. B1- Brent Larson[11]; 7. 7- Rick Eckert[4]; 8. 27- Eric Spangler[18]; 9. 12- Chad Foster[15]; 10. 6m- Dona Marcoullier[7]; 11. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr[9]; 12. 91- Tyler Erb[23]; 13. M14- Brandon Thirlby[16]; 14. 2- Travis Stemler[10]; 15. 18- Eric Wells[13]; 16. 87- Rich Neiser[20]; 17. 79- Nick Kurtz[19]; 18. 25B- Chris Brindley[17]; 19. 1*- Chub Frank[2]; 20. 1won- Michael Luberda[21]; 21. 1r- Jeep Van Wormer[12]; 22. 21- Logan Arntz[22]; 23. 33- Bob Timmer[24]; 24. 51- Chad Finley[14]

Last Chance Showdown 1: 1. 25B- Chris Brindley[1]; 2. 79- Nick Kurtz[3]; 3. 1won- Michael Luberda[5]; 4. 33- Bob Timmer[2]; 5. 21s- Tom Sprague Jr.[3]; 6. 16- Mike Staszak[7]; 7. 23- Craig Foster[6]; 8. K18- Karl Mead[9]; 9. 1L- Jeff Liggett[8]

Last Chance Showdown 2: 1. 27- Eric Spangler[1]; 2. 87- Rich Neiser[2]; 3. 21- Logan Arntz[3]; 4. 91- Tyler Erb[5]; 5. 4T- Andrew Terrill[4]; 6. 21H- Bob Hammar[6]; 7. 52- Brad Harden[7]; 8. 32- Greg Gokey[8] 

Heat 1: 1. 1- Brandon Sheppard[1]; 2. 44- Chris Madden[2]; 3. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr[3]; 4. 18- Eric Wells[9]; 5. 25B- Chris Brindley[5]; 6. 79- Nick Kurtz[4]; 7. 1won- Michael Luberda[6]; 8. 16- Mike Staszak[7]; 9. K18- Karl Mead[8]

Heat 2: 1. 6m- Dona Marcoullier[2]; 2. 9- Devin Moran[1]; 3. 2- Travis Stemler[3]; 4. 51- Chad Finley[4]; 5. 33- Bob Timmer[6]; 6. 21s- Tom Sprague Jr.[5]; 7. 23- Craig Foster[7]; 8. 1L- Jeff Liggett[8]

Heat 3: 1. 25- Shane Clanton[1]; 2. 14m- Morgan Bagley[2]; 3. B1- Brent Larson[5]; 4. 12- Chad Foster[7]; 5. 27- Eric Spangler[3]; 6. 21- Logan Arntz[6]; 7. 91- Tyler Erb[4]; 8. 52- Brad Harden[8]

Heat 4: 1. 1*- Chub Frank[1]; 2. 7- Rick Eckert[3]; 3. 1r- Jeep Van Wormer[6]; 4. M14- Brandon Thirlby[2]; 5. 87- Rich Neiser[4]; 6. 4T- Andrew Terrill[7]; 7. 21H- Bob Hammar[8]; 8. 32- Greg Gokey[5]

Qualifying Group A: 1. 1- Brandon Sheppard, 13.143; 2. 9- Devin Moran, 13.345; 3. 44- Chris Madden, 13.423; 4. 6m- Dona Marcoullier, 13.47; 5. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr, 13.497; 6. 2- Travis Stemler, 13.53; 7. 79- Nick Kurtz, 13.664; 8. 51- Chad Finley, 14.063; 9. 25B- Chris Brindley, 14.077; 10. 21s- Tom Sprague Jr., 14.168; 11. 1won- Michael Luberda, 14.227; 12. 33- Bob Timmer, 14.249; 13. 16- Mike Staszak, 14.287; 14. 23- Craig Foster, 14.326; 15. K18- Karl Mead, 14.511; 16. 1L- Jeff Liggett, 15.089; DNS. 18- Eric Wells, NT

Qualifying Group B: 1. 25- Shane Clanton, 13.464; 2. 1*- Chub Frank, 13.587; 3. 14m- Morgan Bagley, 13.624; 4. M14- Brandon Thirlby, 13.64; 5. 27- Eric Spangler, 13.673; 6. 7- Rick Eckert, 13.753; 7. 91- Tyler Erb, 13.765; 8. 87- Rich Neiser, 13.805; 9. B1- Brent Larson, 13.907; 10. 32- Greg Gokey, 13.92; 11. 21- Logan Arntz, 13.989; 12. 1r- Jeep Van Wormer, 13.996; 13. 12- Chad Foster, 14.012; 14. 4T- Andrew Terrill, 14.131; 15. 52- Brad Harden, 14.485; 16. 21H- Bob Hammar, 14.576

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: Craftsman/Sears ($200 Cash):Shane Clanton, Chris Madden, Devin Moran, Brandon Sheppard, Morgan Bagley; Craftsman/Sears ($100 Cash): Brent Larson; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Shane Clanton; MSD Ignition ($50 Cash): Shane Clanton;; Quarter Master ($100 Product Certificate): Shane Clanton; Wrisco (Three Sheets of aluminum): Shane Clanton; Penske Racing Shocks ($50 Product Certificate): Chris Madden; JE Pistons ($50 Cash): Morgan Bagley; VP Racing Fuels ($50 Cash): Eric Spangler; Edelbrock ($50 Cash): Travis Stemler; Comp Cams ($50 Cash): Frank Heckenast Jr.; Extended Stay America ($50 Cash): Tyler Erb; Cometic ($50 Cash): Tyler Erb; JRI Shocks ($50 Cash): Nick Kurtz; Superflow Dyno’s ($50 Cash): Eric Wells; Quartermaster ($25 Product Certificate): Eric Wells; JE Pistons (One set of piston rings): Nick Kurtz; Quartermaster ($50 Product Certificate): Chub Frank; Arizona Sport Shirts ($100 Product Certificate): Chad Finley; JE Pistons (One set of piston rings): Chad Finley; MSD Ignition ($25 Cash): Shane Clanton; QA-1 ($50 Cash): Shane Clanton; Rookie Bonus: Devin Moran; Bonus Bucks: Brent Larson

SEASON WINNERS:

Brandon Sheppard- 14 (Whynot Motorsports Park on March 24, Farmer City Raceway on April 1, Fayetteville Motor Speedway on May 6, Wayne County Speedway on May 27, Senoia Raceway on June 3, Brighton Speedway on June 17, Lernerville Speedway on June 25, Federated Auto Part Raceway at I-55 on July 1, Hibbing Raceway on July 13, Fayette County Speedway on July 26, Fairbury American Legion Speedway on July 30, Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway on Aug. 1, Port Royal Speedway on Aug. 19, Eriez Speedway on Aug. 20)

Shane Clanton- 5 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 24, Cherokee Speedway on May 6, Tazewell Speedway on June 3, River Cities Speedway on June 14, Merritt Speedway on Aug. 26)

Chris Madden– 4 (Screven Motorsports Complex on Feb. 18, Deer Creek Speedway on July 8, Ogilvie Raceway on July 12, Cedar Lake Speedway on Aug. 5)

Brandon Overton- 2 (Smoky Mountain Speedway on May 13, Lernerville Speedway on June 24)

Rick Eckert– 2 (Screven Motorsports Complex on Feb. 17, Shawano Speedway on Aug. 2)

Devin Moran- 2 (Atomic Speedway on May 26, Georgetown Speedway on Aug. 18)

Don O’Neal- 1 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 25)

Timothy Culp- 1 (LoneStar Speedway on March 26)

Brian Shirley-1 (Farmer City Raceway on April 2)

Mike Marlar- 1 (Duck River Raceway Park on May 14)

Max Blair- 1 (McKean County Raceway on June 20)

Unofficial World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Championship Standings:

Pos. Car # Driver Residence Entered Starts Wins Top 5's Top 10's Fast Times Heat Wins LCS Wins Earnings Points Trail By
1 1 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL 35 35 14 29 32 11 20 1 $242,775 4726 0
2 44 Chris Madden Gray Court, SC 35 35 4 18 25 5 18 1 $121,155 4452 274
3 25 Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA 35 35 5 14 21 3 12 1 $120,675 4406 320
4 9 Devin Moran Dresden, OH 35 35 2 9 23 3 6 2 $84,000 4360 366
5 91 Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX 35 35 0 8 23 1 7 0 $110,965 4344 382
6 7 Rick Eckert York, PA 35 35 2 13 22 1 4 2 $96,210 4328 398
7 18 Eric Wells Hazard, KY 35 35 0 8 16 0 3 0 $73,135 4224 502
8 99JR Frank Heckenast Jr. Frankfort, IL 35 35 0 3 14 0 3 1 $62,670 4162 564
9 1* Chub Frank Bear Lake, PA 35 35 0 5 13 0 4 1 $60,095 4152 574
10 14M Morgan Bagley Gladewater, TX 35 35 0 4 13 0 1 3 $56,010 4132 594
11 2C Joey Coulter Union Grove, NC 25 25 0 0 3 0 0 3 $27,850 2856 1870
12 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 21 21 1 4 10 2 7 0 $49,050 2464 2262
13 18C Chase Junghans Manhattan, KS 21 16 0 1 3 0 1 4 $17,240 2230 2496
14 157 Mike Marlar Oneida, TN 15 14 1 9 11 2 7 0 $70,600 1930 2796
15 93 Donald Bradsher Burlington, NC 14 10 0 1 1 1 1 0 $10,295 1486 3240
16 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 15 12 0 1 3 0 2 2 $16,510 1456 3270
17 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 7 7 0 2 6 1 1 0 $24,460 1218 3508
18 21JR Billy Moyer Jr. Batesville, AR 10 10 0 1 3 0 2 2 $17,280 1124 3602
19 116 Brandon Overton   Evans, GA 9 9 2 5 5 0 1 0 $51,650 1110 3616
20 B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN 13 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 $79,690 1080 3646

 

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