LAKE CITY, MI— Aug. 27, 2017— Chris Madden found his way to Victory Lane and a $15,000 payday at Merritt Speedway on Sunday night claiming his fifth World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series win after dodging an almost repeat performance by Shane Clanton from one night prior.

Craftsman Club Feature (75 laps): 1. 44- Chris Madden[2]; 2. 25- Shane Clanton[1]; 3. 1- Brandon Sheppard[3]; 4. 7- Rick Eckert[7]; 5. 9- Devin Moran[9]; 6. M14- Brandon Thirlby[11]; 7. B1- Brent Larson[4]; 8. 14m- Morgan Bagley[5]; 9. 6m- Dona Marcoullier[6]; 10. 1*- Chub Frank[21]; 11. 27- Eric Spangler[13]; 12. 91- Tyler Erb[15]; 13. 12- Chad Foster[10]; 14. 18- Eric Wells[14]; 15. 2- Travis Stemler[8]; 16. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr[16]; 17. 51- Chad Finley[12]; 18. 1won- Michael Luberda[25]; 19. 87- Rich Neiser[19]; 20. 31- Paul Stubber[18]; 21. 4T- Andrew Terrill[23]; 22. 16- Mike Staszak[22]; 23. 25B- Chris Brindley[20]; 24. 21H- Bob Hammar[24]

Last Chance Showdown: 1. 1*- Chub Frank[2]; 2. 25B- Chris Brindley[1]; 3. 4T- Andrew Terrill[7]; 4. 16- Mike Staszak[3]; 5. 52- Brad Harden[5]; 6. 21H- Bob Hammar[4]; 7. 23- Craig Foster[6]; DNS. 1won- Michael Luberda; DNS. 1L- Jeff Liggett; DNS. 1r- Jeep Van Wormer

Heat 1: 1. 44- Chris Madden[1]; 2. 6m- Dona Marcoullier[3]; 3. 7- Rick Eckert[2]; 4. 12- Chad Foster[5]; 5. 27- Eric Spangler[4]; 6. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr[7]; 7. 25B- Chris Brindley[9]; 8. 21H- Bob Hammar[10]; 9. 4T- Andrew Terrill[6]; 10. 1r- Jeep Van Wormer[8]

Heat 2: 1. 1- Brandon Sheppard[1]; 2. B1- Brent Larson[2]; 3. 2- Travis Stemler[4]; 4. M14- Brandon Thirlby[3]; 5. 18- Eric Wells[6]; 6. 87- Rich Neiser[5]; 7. 1*- Chub Frank[7]; 8. 52- Brad Harden[9]; 9. 23- Craig Foster[8]

Heat 3: 1. 25- Shane Clanton[1]; 2. 14m- Morgan Bagley[3]; 3. 9- Devin Moran[2]; 4. 51- Chad Finley[6]; 5. 91- Tyler Erb[4]; 6. 31- Paul Stubber[5]; 7. 16- Mike Staszak[7]; 8. 1won- Michael Luberda[8]; 9. 1L- Jeff Liggett[9]

Qualifying: 1. 44- Chris Madden, 13.174; 2. 1- Brandon Sheppard, 13.223; 3. 25- Shane Clanton, 13.236; 4. 7- Rick Eckert, 13.376; 5. B1- Brent Larson, 13.43;6. 9- Devin Moran, 13.439; 7. 6m- Dona Marcoullier, 13.464; 8. M14- Brandon Thirlby, 13.473; 9. 14m- Morgan Bagley, 13.476; 10. 27- Eric Spangler, 13.505; 11. 2- Travis Stemler, 13.513; 12. 91- Tyler Erb, 13.528; 13. 12- Chad Foster, 13.543; 14. 87- Rich Neiser, 13.607; 15. 31- Paul Stubber, 13.622; 16. 4T- Andrew Terrill, 13.644; 17. 18- Eric Wells, 13.646; 18. 51- Chad Finley, 13.725; 19. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr, 13.731; 20. 1*- Chub Frank, 13.843; 21. 16- Mike Staszak, 13.845; 22. 1r- Jeep Van Wormer, 13.872; 23. 23- Craig Foster, 13.873; 24. 1won- Michael Luberda, 13.975; 25. 25B- Chris Brindley, 14.144; 26. 52- Brad Harden, 14.148; 27. 1L- Jeff Liggett, 15.07; 28. 21H- Bob Hammar, 15.079

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

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– 5 (Screven Motorsports Complex on Feb. 18, Deer Creek Speedway on July 8, Ogilvie Raceway on July 12, Cedar Lake Speedway on Aug. 5, Merritt Speedway on Aug. 27)

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:

 

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