Clanton holds off Knight to win Stateline WoO feature

By GLENN SLOCUM

BUSTI, N.Y. – Storms in the area stayed clear of Busti’s Stateline Speedway and Shane Clanton passed eatly leader Boom Briggs to win the World of Outlaws 50 on Saturday.

With storms threatening, 27 entries took to the one-third of a mile oval for time trials to set the heat lineups. Local veteran Ron Davies set fast time at 16.155 seconds. Davies would go on to win one of the three heats along with Dave Hess Jr. and Briggs. Clint Smith won the last chance qualifier.

Clanton took control of the feature early, passing Briggs and holding off local favorite Mike Knight through the remaining laps of the race. Darrell Lanigan was third followed by John Volpe. Davies was seventh and World of Outlaws regular Chub Frank of Bear Lake was 10th.

In other action, Jim Frank won the Crate Late feature, holding off defending champion Damian Bidwell and Bob Dorman for his first career victory. Rich Michael Sr. took control of the E-Mod feature from the opening lap and never looked back on his way to the win. In the Limited Late event, Jake Finnerty cruised to his first win of the season.

Here are the complete results from Saturday’s action:

WORLD OF OUTLAWS

Heat 1: Ron Davies, David Scott, Jason Dupont, Chub Frank, Rich Gardner, Bub McCool, Tim McCreadie, Andy Boozel, Scott Gurdak, Dick Barton

Heat 2: Dave Hess Jr., Josh Richards, Shane Clanton, John Volpe, Rick Eckert, Eric Wells, Clint Smith, Greg Oakes, Darrell Bossard

Heat 3: Boom Briggs, Mike Knight, Darrell Lanigan, Morgan Bagley, Chris Hackett, Tim Fuller, Bump Hedman, John Mason, Dutch Davies

B-Main: Clint Smith, Tim McCreadie, Andy Boozel, Greg Oakes, Bump Hedman, Scott Gurdak, Dutch Davies, Darrell Bossard, John Mason, Dick Barton

Feature: Shane Clanton, Mike Knight, Darrell Lanigan, John Volpe, Rick Eckert, Josh Richards, Ron Davies, Tim Fuller, Eric Wells, Chub Frank, Clint Smith, Rich Gardner, Jason Dupont, Dick Barton, Greg Oakes, Bub McCool, Morgan Bagley, Bump Hedman, David Scott, Chris Hackett, Tim McCreadie, Boom Briggs, Andy Boozel, Dave Hess Jr.

E-MODS

Heat 1: Nathan Hill East Otto NY, Leonard Enos Russell, John Boyd Waterford, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY

Heat 2: Rich Michael Sr., Ron Seeley Youngsville, Greg Johnson Busti NY, Steve Dixon, Steve Rex Youngsville

Feature: Rich Michael Sr., John Boyd Waterford, Justin Carlson Sherman NY, John Woodward Jr. Franklinville NY, Steve Dixon, Chad Carlson Lakewood NY, Nathan Hill East Otto NY, Ron Seeley Youngsville, Steve Rex Youngsville, Tom Hagberg Warren

LIMITED LATES

Heat 1: Jake Finnerty Panama NY, John Cline Jr. Kennedy NY, Bill Reeves Celeron NY, Nathan Short Panama NY, Jermin Strickland

Heat 2: Chris Ottaway Sherman NY, Mike Moore Russell, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Ryan Scott Garland, Wade Watson

Feature: Jake Finnerty Panama NY, Nathan Short Panama NY, Steve Moynihan Jamestown NY, Ryan Scott Garland, Mike Lozowski North East, Steve Kania Waterford, John Cline Jr. Kennedy NY, Chad Schauers Frewsburg NY, Wade Watson, Chris Ottaway Sherman NY

CRATE LATE MODEL

Heat 1: Joe Buccola Falconer NY, Damian Bidwell Eldred, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Matt Cobb Bradford

Heat 2: Doug Ricotta Warsaw NY, Bruce Hordusky Jr. Erie, Jim Frank, Garret Stephen Williamsville NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake

Heat 3: Bob Dorman Stockton NY, Zack Carley Freedom NY, Dave Shagla Jr. Sugar Grove, Ryan Scott Garland, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY

Feature: Jim Frank, Damian Bidwell Eldred, Ryan Scott Garland, Matt Cobb Bradford, Zack Carley Freedom NY, Justin Tatlow Franklinville NY, Bob Dorman Stockton NY, Matt Harvey Jamestown NY, Garret Stephen Williamsville NY, Craig Dean, Joe Buccola Falconer NY, Dave Shagla Jr. Sugar Grove, Paul Himes Lakewood NY, Skip Jackson Jamestown NY, Rob Pietz Port Colborne ON, Bruce Hordusky Jr. Erie, Mark Tatalovic Guysville, Kevin Hill Gowanda NY, Doug Ricotta Warsaw NY, Scott Gurdak Bear Lake