Shane Clanton

Knoxville Nationals brings Clanton to Iowa


Shane Clanton

Knoxville Nationals brings Clanton to Iowa

On Monday afternoon, Shane Clanton made a mid-week stop at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) for the Castrol FloRacing Night in America. Drawing 31 Late Models for the second annual One for the Road, Shane’s 10-lap heat race victory positioned him second on the starting grid for the $15,000-to-win A-Main. After pacing the field for the first eight circuits, Clanton relinquished the lead to Kyle Larson on the ninth lap and would eventually cross the line in eighth. (Josh James Artwork)

For the remainder of the weekend, Clanton headed Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) on Thursday afternoon to lift the lid on the 17th annual Knoxville Nationals presented by Brandt. In a field of 48 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries, Shane recorded a fourth-place finish in his heat before picking up a 15-lap consolation victory. Improving five spots in the 25-lap preliminary feature, Clanton recorded a 15th-place outing.

The following night, Clanton secured his spot into the $7,000-to-win preliminary feature with a 12-lap heat race win. Clawing forward three spots in the 25-lap affair, Shane posted a 13th-place finish.

With preliminary results from Thursday and Friday pinning Shane 21st on the starting grid for the $50,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals, Clanton gained five positions in the 100-lapper to place 16th.

Shane is currently ninth in the latest LOLMDS point standings.

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