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Shane Clanton takes Super Late Model checkers at Dixie

By Jeff Smith
EMAIL STORY CONTACT EDITOR PRINT
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Zach Pilcher took this wild ride after making contact with a lap car during Saturday night's Crate Late Model feature at Dixie Speedway. / Photo: Kevin Prater/praterphoto.com
WOODSTOCK – While thunderstorms roamed throughout North Georgia Saturday night, nary a drop fell on Dixie Speedway, as Shane Clanton thundered his way to the Woodstock, GA’s victory lane, becoming the seventh different Super Late Model feature winner of the season.

The feature began with the Chastain brothers, Shawn and Johnny, both of Murphy, NC, starting on the front row and taking the top two spots for the first several laps. With Shawn out front, Johnny was left to hold off Clanton for second, giving up the spot on lap six. Shawn Chastain held the lead while Clanton waited patiently to make his move on lap 26, when he made a dive under Chastain in turn three and came out of turn four in the lead. Clanton went on to take the win with Shawn Chastain in second. Dale Thurman finished third with Austin Smith in fourth and Johnny Chastain in fifth.

In other action, Don Jenkins became the first repeat winner of the season in the Steel Head Late Model division, as he led the way the entire distance for the win. Alan Brewer came up short in the end and settled in second. Mario Gresham finished in third, with Chris Fennell in fourth and Eric Granger in fifth.

It was a duel for the lead in the Crate Late Models, as Ted Minnix had to hold off Zach Pilcher every lap until the halfway point. On lap ten, the drivers came upon a slower car attempting to pull in the pits. They split the car with Minnix going high, Pilcher low. Pilcher’s front end gave loose just enough putting him into the slower car, sending Pilcher for a major flip down the front stretch ending at the flagstand. Pilcher was uninjured but his car was destroyed.

On the restart, Minnix took the lead once again with Maddie Crane in second the rest of the race distance. Matt Black finished in third while fourth fell to Justin Shipley with Hunter Jones in fifth.

Terry Vollrath took the Super Bomber win, leading Kenny Taylor, Andy Morris, Randall Powell, and Roy Patterson to the checkered flag.

While the crowd watched three time winner Dan Meadows thread his way from the rear of the Economy Bomber starting field, Ryan Ray, of Canton, GA held off David Burtz for his first ever win. Meadows would rise to third ahead of James Gagnon in fouth and Brent Beard in fifth.

It was Championship night in the Pony Stocks, as Travis Smith took the lead on lap four to go on for the win. Jeremy Ray came out on top of the race for second with Ronnie Faucett finishing third, Matt Smith fourth and C.J. Dettmar in fifth.

Todd Lankster once again found victory lane in the Cruiser feature starting last in the field. Completing the top five were Jimmy Wilson, John Sexton, Randy Ledford, and Daniel Ray.

Dixie Speedway – Woodstock, GA
Race Results – June 21, 2014

Super Late Models
1. 25 - Shane Clanton
2. X15 - Shawn Chastain
3. 59 - Dale Thurman
4. 11 - Austin Smith
5. 00 - Johnny Chastain
6. 9 - Cass Fowler
7. 99 - Derek Ellis
8. 9 - Jason Croft
9. 77 - Doug Stevens
10. 77 - Tim Day
11. 3 - Jerry Loudermilk
12. 25 - Jody Summerville
13. 07 - Scott Hall
14. 21 - Joe Armistead, Jr.
15. 24x - Michael Page
16. 1N - Jordy Nipper
17. 19 - Wayne Echols
18. 24 - Buster Goss

Steel Head Late Models
1. 1B - Don Jenkins
2. 22 - Alan Brewer
3. 21 - Mario Gresham
4. 29 - Chris Fennell
5. G9 - Eric Granger
6. 37 - Clay Fancher
7. 66 - Richard Engleman

Crate Late Models
1. 97 - Ted Minnix
2. 78 - Maddie Crane
3. 00 - Matt Black
4. 08 - Justin Shipley
5. 54 - Hunter Jones
6. 4 - Shane Smith
7. 18 - Mark Page
8. 49 - Jeff Dernehl
9. 25 - Henry Ward
10. 3 - Billy Coley
11. 87 - Zack Pilcher
12. 21 - Riley Thorton
13. 151 - July Turner
14. 18r - Ronnie Haynes
15. 420 - Chris Hatcher
DNS: 41 – T.J. Reaid

Super Bombers
1. 21 - Terry Vollrath
2. 5 - Kenny Taylor
3. 40 - Andy Morris
4. 82 - Randall Powell
5. 17 - Roy Patterson
6. D22 - Daniel Brewer
7. 5 - Russell Schell
8. 57 - John Dunn
9. 17 - Justin Hammett
DNS: 11 - Tom Darby

Economy Bombers
1. 1A - Ryan Ray
2. 31 - David Burtz
3. 07 - Dan Meadows
4. 35 - James Gagnon
5. 51 - Brent Beard
6. 3 - Pat Wojno
7. 16 - Kyle Beavers
8. 14 - Drew Larsons
9. 22 - Ted Montgomery
10. 33 - Joe Trantham
11. G7 - Gooch Spriggs
12. 09 - Troy Whitlow
13. 15 - Cory Stansell

Pony Stock Championship
1. 23 - Travis Smith
2. x5 - Jeremy Ray
3. x6 - Ronnie Faucett
4. 15 - Matt Smith
5. X – C.J. Dettmar
6. 10 - John Land
7. 4 - Tony Harris
8. 56 - Mitchell Pope
9. 21 - Jake Jones
10. 01 - Zack Sanders
11. 62 - Chuck Dettmar

Cruisers
1. 17 - Todd Lankster
2. 43 - Jimmy Wilson
3. 15 - John Sexton
4. 83 - Randy Ledford
5. 13 - Daniel Ray
6. 3 - Wes Chavez
7. 1 - George Wilson
8. B13 - Brian Dempsey
9. 31 - Tim Pittman
10. 47 - Sam Vincent

Link: Dixie Speedway
Associated Categories: Sports News, Professional Sports, NASCAR

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