SHANE CLANTON GETS FIRST LUCAS OIL WIN SINCE 2019

OCALA, FL  (February 2, 2021) – Shane Clanton won his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event since September of 2019 on Tuesday Night at Bubba Raceway Park. He wrapped up the win in the finale of the K&N Filters Winter Nationals – Presented by OPTIMA Batteries. The event also marked the conclusion of the 2021 Florida Speedweeks for the series. Clanton took the lead on lap 22 of the 40-lap main event from Bobby Pierce and went on for his fifth career series victory. Pierce finished in second followed by Tanner English, Tim McCreadie, and Jimmy Owens.


The race saw three different leaders as Owens, the reigning National Champion, bolted from his pole starting spot to lead the first seven laps of the race. Pierce caught Owens in heavy traffic, passing him for the lead on the eighth circuit. Owens tried to get back by Pierce but made contact with the backstretch wall. Clanton started to use the outside line as he passed Owens for second on lap 21. A lap later he got by Pierce for the lead, which he held the rest of the way.


The win for Clanton made him the eighth different winner in the first nine series races of 2021. “Our hats are off to Bubba and his guys, they gave us two grooves and a great track tonight. The top took a while to get run in. It was a little greasy up there, but at the end it came alive. We worked hard to get by Bobby. I  just made the right move at the right time I think.”


Pierce’s best LOLMDS finish of the season was just .568 seconds behind Clanton at the finish. “To run second at this track is great. This is just the third time I have ever raced on this track, it’s pretty good. I probably needed to move up there. It is hard to see your guys here in the corner, on where they’re telling you to run. I think overall Shane was just a little bit better. He’s always good racing these kinds of race tracks.”


English took his best finish of 2021 with a third-place showing. “You have just got to be up front at end of the race. Last year I ran the series for the first-time, and I learned that these guys don’t mess up. You have to be smooth and you have to take advantage of situations when you can. I passed a few cars that slipped up in turn two, but not enough to get the win. We will take this finish happily after the speedweeks we’ve had.”


The winner’s Greg Bruening-owned Skyline Motorsports Capital Race Cars is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and is sponsored by Skyline Materials, Bennett Explosives, Truck Country, Freeman Plumbing, Super K Express, and Olson Explosives.


Completing the top ten were Jonathan Davenport, Stewart Friesen, Tyler Erb, Brandon Sheppard, and Ricky Thornton Jr.


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 
Race Summary 
K&N Filters Winter Nationals – Presented by OPTIMA Batteries
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021
Bubba Raceway Park – Ocala, FL


Allstar Performance Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Jimmy Owens / 13.951 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Shane Clanton / 14.127 seconds 

Penske Race Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer):  1. 20-Jimmy Owens[1]; 2. 81E-Tanner English[3]; 3. 1T-Tyler Erb[5]; 4. 1S-Brandon Sheppard[2]; 5. 14-Josh Richards[4]; 6. 56JR-Tony Jackson Jr[8]; 7. 6H-Clay Harris[11]; 8. 14G-Joe Godsey[12]; 9. 6S-Blake Spencer[10]; 10. 71-Hudson O’Neal[6]; 11. 26JR-Jimmy Sharpe Jr[7]; 12. (DNS) 14B-John Baker

Summit Racing Equipment Heat Race #2 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 32-Bobby Pierce[1]; 2. 39-Tim McCreadie[2]; 3. 27X-Jadon Frame[3]; 4. 157-Mike Marlar[4]; 5. 49-Jonathan Davenport[5]; 6. 76-Brandon Overton[8]; 7. 1ST-Johnny Scott[7]; 8. 2D-Dan Stone[9]; 9. 4S-Danny Snyder[10]; 10. 48-Colton Flinner[6]; 11. 14R-Jeff Roth[11]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 25-Shane Clanton[1]; 2. 3S-Brian Shirley[2]; 3. 8-Kyle Strickler[4]; 4. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[3]; 5. 0E-Rick Eckert[6]; 6. 2X-Devin Dixon[7]; 7. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[8]; 8. 2S-Stormy Scott[5]; 9. 385-Mark Whitener[10]; 10. 20B-Todd Brennan[11]; 11. 27J-Joe Denby[12]; 12. 33-Jeff Mathews[9]

Ohlins Shocks Heat Race #4 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 44-Stewart Friesen[1]; 2. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr[2]; 3. 9-Devin Moran[4]; 4. 66C-Matt Cosner[3]; 5. 7R-Ross Robinson[5]; 6. 40B-Kyle Bronson[6]; 7. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[8]; 8. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[7]; 9. 1G-Ryan King[9]; 10. 16-Tyler Bruening[10]; 11. 76B-Blair Nothdurft[11

]LINE-X B-Main #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 49-Jonathan Davenport[2]; 2. 14-Josh Richards[1]; 3. 76-Brandon Overton[4]; 4. 56JR-Tony Jackson Jr[3]; 5. 6H-Clay Harris[5]; 6. 2D-Dan Stone[8]; 7. 1ST-Johnny Scott[6]; 8. 14G-Joe Godsey[7]; 9. 48-Colton Flinner[12]; 10. 6S-Blake Spencer[9]; 11. 14R-Jeff Roth[14]; 12. 4S-Danny Snyder[10]; 13. 71-Hudson O’Neal[11]; 14. (DNS) 26JR-Jimmy Sharpe Jr; 15. (DNS) 14B-John Baker

UNOH B-Main #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 0E-Rick Eckert[1]; 2. 2X-Devin Dixon[3]; 3. 7R-Ross Robinson[2]; 4. 40B-Kyle Bronson[4]; 5. 2S-Stormy Scott[7]; 6. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[6]; 7. 16-Tyler Bruening[12]; 8. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[5]; 9. 385-Mark Whitener[9]; 10. 1-Earl Pearson Jr[8]; 11. 1G-Ryan King[10]; 12. 27J-Joe Denby[13]; 13. 76B-Blair Nothdurft[14]; 14. 33-Jeff Mathews[15]; 15. 20B-Todd Brennan[11]

Lucas Oil Feature Finish (40 Laps): 

PosStartCar #CompetitorHometownPay
1225Shane ClantonZebulon, GA$10,700
2332Bobby PierceOakwood, IL$5,500
3581ETanner EnglishBenton, KY$4,700
4739Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY$3,950
5120Jimmy OwensNewport, TN$3,250
61749Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA$2,600
7444Stewart FriesenSprakers, NY$1,500
891TTyler ErbNew Waverly, TX$2,500
9131SBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL$1,700
101420RTRicky Thornton JrAdel, IA$1,100
1163SBrian ShirleyChatham, IL$1,075
12828EDennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL$1,050
13180ERick EckertYork, PA$1,025
142340BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL$2,200
1515157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN$950
16129Devin MoranDresden, OH$2,125
172671Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN$700
181127XJadon FrameWinchester, TN$875
192176Brandon OvertonEvans, GA$1,550
201666CMatt CosnerRidgeley, WV$825
21227RRoss RobinsonGeorgetown, DE$800
2228385Mark WhitenerMiddleburg, FL$100
23241Earl Pearson JrJacksonville, FL$1,600
242716Tyler BrueningDecorah, IA$800
252521Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR$800
261914Josh RichardsShinnston, WV$1,600
27108Kyle StricklerMooresville, NC$800
28202XDevin DixonApollo Beach, FL$800


Race Statistics
Entrants
: 46
Lap Leaders: Jimmy Owens (Laps 1 – 8); Bobby Pierce (Laps 9 – 21); Shane Clanton (Laps 22 – 40)
Wrisco Feature Winner: Shane Clanton
Arizona Sport Shirts CJC – Presented by DirtOnDirt Feature Winner: n/a
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: Shane Clanton
Margin of Victory: 0.569 seconds
Cautions: Devin Dixon (Lap 15); Kyle Strickler (Lap 18)
Series Provisionals: Kyle Bronson, Earl Pearson Jr.
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: Billy Moyer Jr., Hudson O’Neal, Tyler Bruening, Mark Whitener
Track Provisionals: n/a
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Shane Clanton, Bobby Pierce, Tanner English
Penske Shocks Top 5: Shane Clanton, Bobby Pierce, Tanner English, Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens
Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race: Jonathan Davenport (Advanced 11 Positions) 
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Brandon Overton
Hot Rod Processing Most Laps Led: Shane Clanton (19 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Jimmy Owens
Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race: n/a
Dirty Girl Racewear Fastest Lap of the Race: Brandon Sheppard (Lap #40 – 15.022 seconds)
Fast Shafts Tough Break of the Race: Kyle Strickler
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Corey Richman (Shane Clanton)
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Capital Race Cars
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Dennis Erb Jr.
Time of Race: 19 minutes 28 seconds

Lucas Oil Point Standings:

PosCar #CompetitorHometownPointsPay
176Brandon OvertonEvans, GA1155$28,700
271Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN1090$17,125
39Devin MoranDresden, OH1065$20,925
439Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY1050$17,675
51sBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL1045$15,050
640BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL1015$15,050
720RTRicky Thornton JrAdel, IA1005$16,300
8157Mike MarlarWinfield, TN1000$14,500
914Josh RichardsShinnston, WV990$17,475
103sBrian ShirleyChatham, IL985$9,725
1181ETanner EnglishBenton, KY980$13,800
1225Shane ClantonZebulon, GA960$19,300
131TTyler ErbNew Waverly, TX955$29,050
1449Jonathan DavenportBlairsville, GA925$16,400
1520Jimmy OwensNewport, TN920$13,875
1699JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL870$6,500
171Earl Pearson JrJacksonville, FL865$9,275
1816Tyler BrueningDecorah, IA860$9,775
1956JRTony Jackson JrLebanon, MO820$4,675
2021Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR795$8,325


Wrisco Winternationals 
Point Standings:

PosCar #CompetitorHometownPoints
176Brandon OvertonEvans, GA1855
271Hudson O’NealMartinsville, IN1715
39Devin MoranDresden, OH1685
41sBrandon SheppardNew Berlin, IL1665
51TTyler ErbNew Waverly, TX1600
640BKyle BronsonBrandon, FL1600
739Tim McCreadieWatertown, NY1585
881ETanner EnglishBenton, KY1560

*Results are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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