Shane Clanton added to his win totals with the XR Super Series on Thursday night when he took advantage of some late race misfortune suffered by Bobby Pierce then drove on to victory on the first of the three-night ‘Duel in the Desert’ event on the dirt track at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The ‘Georgia Bulldog’ had previously earned series wins on the Belleville(KS) High Banks, Wisconsin’s Gondik Law Speedway and Kokomo(IN) Speedway.
The Capital Race Cars driver from Zebulon, Georgia earned $20,000 from the 4/10 mile clay oval located in Las Vegas, Nevada in a race shown live by raceXR.plus.
A total of 42 cars were signed in for competition.
Group A Results- 1. Tanner English(17.042), 2. Bobby Pierce, 3. Amanda Robinson, 4. Billy Moyer Sr., 5. Shane Clanton
Group B Results- 1. Tyler Bruening(17.227), 2. Tim McCreadie, 3. Jimmy Owens, 4. Brandon Overton, 5. Jonathan Davenport
Heat 1 Results: 1. Shane Clanton, 2. Tanner English, 3. Amanda Robinson, 4. Rodney Sanders
Heat 2 Results: 1. Bobby Pierce, 2. Billy Moyer Sr., 3. Chase Junghans, 4. Ross Robinson
Heat 3 Results: 1. Jonathan Davenport, 2. Tyler Bruening, 3. Jimmy Owens, 4. Stormy Scott
Heat 4 Results: 1. Tim McCreadie, 2.Brandon Overton, 3. Collen Winebarger, 4. Cody Laney
B-main 1 Finish: 1. Rob Mayea, 2. Blair Nothdurft, 3. Justin Duty
B-main 2 Finish: 1. Cade Dillard, 2. Kyle Strickler, 3. Jeff Smith
Feature Re-cap: Clanton led the way after the completion of the first lap when the 40-lap feature got underway with Davenport, Pierce, McCreadie and English following in his tire tracks. McCreadie took third from Pierce on the second circuit just before a caution slowed the action.
On the restart, Davenport went high and lost several positions as McCreadie, Pierce and Overton passed by and set off after leader Clanton. Pierce passed by McCreadie for the runner-up position at the beginning of the third laps and quickly closed in on Clanton.
Pierce moved by Clanton to grab the race lead on lap 6 with a power move to the inside but Clanton quickly countered with a crossover move of his own to briefly regain the spot as McCreadie closed in from third to join the fight.
Pierce continued to show the way as the laps clicked away then suddenly fell off the pace with just four times around the track remaining. Clanton blasted by to assume the lead as Pierce’s car began to fade with a softening tire. From there, Clanton sailed on to victory.
Feature Results: 1. Shane Clanton, 2. Tim McCreadie, 3. Jonathan Davenport, 4. Tanner English, 5. Brandon Overton, 6. Stormy Scott, 7. Billy Moyer Sr., 8. Tyler Bruening, 9. Bobby Pierce, 10. Cade Dillard, 11. Rodney Sanders, 12. Cody Laney, 13. Blair Nothdurft, 14. Steve Shultz, 15. Ross Robinson, 16. Rob Mayea, 17. Chase Junghans, 18. Kyle Strickler, 19. Jeff Smith, 20. Collen Winebarger, 21. Amanda Robinson, 22. Jason Papich, 23. Justin Duty, 24. Jimmy Owens
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