6.2.17 World of Outlaws Late Models Results - Dirt Racing Report

6.2.17 World of Outlaws Late Models Results

Tazewell, TN—June 2, 2017— Shane Clanton proved he is bad fast and fearless as the 31-degree banking at Tazewell Speedway didn’t hold him back from leading all 50-laps of the Ray Varner 50 in order to land his third Series win of the season.

“We were just buying our time waiting for the checker flag to come out,” said Clanton. “Our car has been working real good the past month and that just shows what hard work that Penske and Ronny Crooks, Aaron and Nick and all of them guys have done to get me back on top here.”

Clanton’s win broke the two-year streak of Tennessee top-guns overtaking the Outlaws at the third-mile but Jimmy Owens was looking to carry on the tradition. Owens landed fast-time and a heat win before unfortunately drawing a sixth place start in the feature. After steadily passing three cars, Owens passed Ricky Weiss on lap 40 for the second position. After an unsuccessful effort to reel in the lap-leader, Owens finished in second and Weiss rounded out the podium

“We had an awesome race car tonight the track just kind of locked down a little quicker than we needed it to,” said Owens. “I would’ve liked to see what we had for Shane there if we could’ve gotten to race a little more but he had a good car. He’s been good for a while so congratulations to Shane and his crew and I’m glad that we get to come home with a good second place finish.”

Owens wish to take on Clanton may be granted sooner than later as he follows the Outlaws to Senoia Raceway for the third annual Billy Clanton Classic on June 3. The Tennessee-native will be sporting a different look during the 50-lap $10,025-to-win event as he will sit behind the wheel of Tod Darda’s no. 91. Yet, Clanton will be on the gas trying to defend his home turf and a title he has held for the past two years.

Craftsman Club Feature: 1. 25- Shane Clanton[2]; 2. 20- Jimmy Owens[6]; 3. 7W- Ricky Weiss[1]; 4. 44- Chris Madden[3]; 5. 1- Brandon Sheppard[5]; 6. 7- Rick Eckert[10]; 7. 9- Devin Moran[4]; 8. 91- Tyler Erb[8]; 9. 18- Eric Wells[7]; 10. 1*- Chub Frank[9]; 11. 14m- Morgan Bagley[12]; 12. 2c- Joey Coulter[16]; 13. 3s- Brian Shirley[11]; 14. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr[15]; 15. 10- Chad Ogle[18]; 16. 1H- Vic Hill[20]; 17. 21k- Dakotah Knuckles[14]; 18. 201- Billy Ogle Jr[13]; 19. 7s- Brian Smith[19]; 20. 17- Shannon Thornsberry[17]; 21. 56H- Jordon Horton[21]

Heat 1: 1. 20- Jimmy Owens[1]; 2. 1- Brandon Sheppard[2]; 3. 18- Eric Wells[3]; 4. 7- Rick Eckert[4]; 5. 201- Billy Ogle Jr[5]; 6. 2c- Joey Coulter[6]; 7. 7s- Brian Smith[7]

Heat 2: 1. 25- Shane Clanton[1]; 2. 9- Devin Moran[3]; 3. 91- Tyler Erb[5]; 4. 3s- Brian Shirley[7]; 5. 21k- Dakotah Knuckles[2]; 6. 17- Shannon Thornsberry[6]; 7. 1H- Vic Hill[4]

Heat 3: 1. 44- Chris Madden[1]; 2. 7W- Ricky Weiss[2]; 3. 1*- Chub Frank[3]; 4. 14m- Morgan Bagley[4]; 5. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr[6]; 6. 10- Chad Ogle[5]; 7. 56H- Jordon Horton[7]

Qualifying: 1. 20- Jimmy Owens, 11.286; 2. 25- Shane Clanton, 11.388; 3. 44- Chris Madden, 11.407; 4. 1- Brandon Sheppard, 11.415; 5. 21k- Dakotah Knuckles, 11.524; 6. 7W- Ricky Weiss, 11.53; 7. 18- Eric Wells, 11.615; 8. 9- Devin Moran, 11.621; 9. 1*- Chub Frank,11.64; 10. 7- Rick Eckert, 11.671; 11. 1H- Vic Hill, 11.676; 12. 14m- Morgan Bagley, 11.682; 13. 201- Billy Ogle Jr, 11.699; 14. 91- Tyler Erb, 11.699; 15. 10- Chad Ogle, 11.792; 16. 2c- Joey Coulter, 11.797; 17. 17- Shannon Thornsberry, 11.826; 18. 99jr- Frank Heckenast Jr, 11.882; 19. 7s- Brian Smith, 11.887; 20. 3s- Brian Shirley, 11.949; 21. 56H- Jordon Horton, 12.876

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: Craftsman/Sears ($200 Cash): Shane Clanton, Chris Madden, Brandon Sheppard, Rick Eckert, Devin Moran; Craftsman/Sears ($100 Cash): Jimmy Owens; 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): Ricky Weiss; JE Pistons ($50 Cash): Brandon Sheppard; VP Racing Fuels ($50 Cash): Tyler Erb; Edelbrock ($50 Cash): Chub Frank; Comp Cams ($50 Cash): Chub Frank; Extended Stay America ($50 Cash): Morgan Bagley; Cometic ($50 Cash): Joey Coulter; JRI Shocks ($50 Cash): Ricky Weiss; Superflow Dyno’s ($50 Cash): Billy Ogle Jr.; Quartermaster ($25 Product Certificate): Shannon Thornsberry; JE Pistons (One set of piston rings): Billy Ogle Jr.; Quartermaster ($50 Product Certificate): Shannon Thornsberry; Arizona Sport Shirts ($100 Product Certificate): Shannon Thornsberry.; JE Pistons (One set of piston rings): Ricky Weiss;; MSD Ignition ($25 Cash): Shane Clanton; QA-1 ($50 Cash):Shane Clanton; Rookie Bonus: Devin Moran; Bonus Bucks: Ricky Weiss

Brandon Sheppard- 4 (Whynot Motorsports Park on March 24, Farmer City Raceway on April 1, Fayetteville Motor Speedway on May 6, Wayne County Speedway on May 27)
Shane Clanton- 3 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 24, Cherokee Speedway on May 6, Tazewell Speedway on June 3)
Rick Eckert– 1 (Screven Motorsports Complex on Feb. 17)
Chris Madden– 1 (Screven Motorsports Complex on Feb. 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)
Brandon Overton- 1 (Smoky Mountain Speedway on May 13)
Mike Marlar- 1 (Duck River Raceway Park on May 14)
Devin Moran-1 (Atomic Speedway on May 26)

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