World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models
Williams Grove Speedway | Mechanicsburg, PA
Friday, August 19, 2022
Race Recap  

BULLDOG’S GROVE: Clanton Scores Second World of Outlaws Win of 2022

Shane Clanton took advantage of a lesson learned Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway.

After pushing up the track on Lap 1 of his Heat Race, he logged the moment, learned from it, and used it against his competitors in the Feature.

Clanton battles under Ryan Gustin
Shane Clanton makes the pass for the lead on Ryan Gustin/Jacy Norgaard photo

While Ryan Gustin pushed up the track in Turn 2, Clanton held his line low and blasted past “The Reaper” to take the lead.

From there, Clanton, of Zebulon, GA, led every lap to score his second World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Series victory of 2022.

“When you turn into the corner, if you turn in too low, you just shove and go across the racetrack, and [Gustin] went flying across it,” Clanton said. “I just entered hard enough into the turn to get below him in Turn 2, and that was all I needed.”

While the “Georgia Bulldog” led every lap to earn the $10,000 prize, his 48th career Series triumph almost slipped away in the race’s second half. Second-place Max Blair cut a second off Clanton’s lead before a caution reset the field with 10 laps left.

“I got too high in Turn 2 over here messing with a lap car trying to drive harder to get by him,” Clanton said. “I was seeing where I could make ground better than just running with them because they were killing me down the straightaways just because they were laying out so hard getting into the corner.

“I couldn’t drive in clean air like I needed to, so I just needed to find a different place, and I just messed up that lap.”

Max Blair held on for second – his sixth podium finish of 2022. The Centerville, PA driver closed on Clanton before the yellow flag and said he may have had something for him if the caution hadn’t come out.

Max Blair and Ryan Gustin
Max Blair and Ryan Gustin battle for 2nd/Jacy Norgaard photo

“Maybe if the yellow don’t come out, we got a race for the win there,” Blair said. “He was definitely better than I was early and late. I think there was a stretch in the middle that I think we could run with him.

“It feels good to be on the podium. If you get to go out there enough, good things will happen.”

Gustin settled for third after drawing the pole for the Feature.

While the Marshalltown, IA driver stated he was happy to finish on the podium with a brand-new Rocket XR1, he also felt he let another win slip away.

“I just felt like I gave it away there,” Gustin said. “It looked like there was more out there to grab and get you going, but there was absolutely nothing out there.”

Rookie of the Year leader Tanner English finished fourth in his first appearance at Williams Grove Speedway. The Benton, KY campaigner said he felt like he was hanging on to a top-five run for most of the race.

“In the beginning, we ran the bottom, and I thought it was going to come to me a little bit,” English said. “But the top never slowed down enough, and I never could keep up with them down there, so I didn’t really have nothing for them. I was lucky just to hang in there and get fourth.”

English gained points in the championship standings on Dennis Erb Jr., who finished seventh. He’s now 158 points behind the Carpentersville, IL driver. However, English lost points to Max Blair in the Rookie of the Year battle. He leads Blair by 16 points with 17 races remaining.

Rick Eckert, from York, PA, rounded out the top five. The 2011 Series champion stated his car wasn’t tight enough to contend for the win.

“I needed to be a little tighter,” Eckert said. “You needed to be tight to be able to run that cushion like the top three did. I tried to get off the cushion, and I did for a few laps after the restart, which is when I got [English], and on the next restart, I got stuck on the outside, and he got back by me.”

Shane Clanton and Wyatt Eichelberger
Shane Clanton and Crew Chief Wyatt Eichelberger hug in Victory Lane/Jacy Norgaard photo

Shane Clanton’s lesson at Williams Grove showed him the path to victory and gave him momentum for the rest of the triple header weekend.

“[Sharon’s] a good racetrack for me too,” Clanton said. “It ain’t near as big as a half-mile, but our car is real good and real balanced right now, and I think we can carry it anywhere we go.”

UP NEXT: The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet return to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH, for the Battle at the Border on Saturday, Aug. 20. Then, they travel to Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, PA, on Sunday, Aug. 21

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CASE Construction Feature (40 Laps): 1. 25-Shane Clanton[2]; 2. 111V-Max Blair[4]; 3. 19R-Ryan Gustin[1]; 4. 81E-Tanner English[3]; 5. 0E-Rick Eckert[5]; 6. 66JR-Eddie Carrier Jr[14]; 7. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[6]; 8. 1-Josh Richards[9]; 9. 15K-Dale Hollidge[7]; 10. 43A-Jason Covert[11]; 11. 45-Kyle Hardy[19]; 12. 66C-Matt Cosner[8]; 13. C9-Steve Casebolt[21]; 14. B1-Brent Larson[18]; 15. 1K-Gene Knaub[20]; 16. 11-Gordy Gundaker[17]; 17. 14-Tyler Horst[24]; 18. 32-Coleby Frye[15]; 19. 9Z-Mason Zeigler[10]; 20. 32J-Shaun Jones[22]; 21. 99B-Boom Briggs[23]; 22. 2J-Justin Weaver[12]; 23. 59-Chad Julius[16]; 24. 2-Dan Stone[13] FOX FACTORY HARD CHARGER: Eddie Carrier Jr. [+8].

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Feature Results
12+125Shane Clanton 400.00040Running150$10,000
24+2111VMax Blair 40-1.492Running146$6,000
31-219RRyan Gustin 40-2.199Running144$3,500
43-181ETanner English 40-4.736Running142$2,800
5500ERick Eckert 40-5.493Running140$2,500
614+866JREddie Carrier Jr40-5.905Running138$2,300
76-128Dennis Erb Jr40-9.436Running136$2,200
89+11Josh Richards 40-10.109Running134$2,100
97-215KDale Hollidge 40-10.974Running132$2,050
1011+143AJason Covert 40-11.815Running130$2,000
1119+845Kyle Hardy 40-12.674Running128$1,600
128-466CMatt Cosner 40-13.327Running126$1,400
1321+8C9Steve Casebolt 40-13.980Running124$1,200
1418+4B1Brent Larson 40-14.759Running122$1,100
1520+51KGene Knaub 40-15.377Running120$1,050
1617+111Gordy Gundaker 40-16.358Running118$1,000
1724+714Tyler Horst 40-17.057Running116$1,000
1815-332Coleby Frye 30-10 LapsDNF114$1,000
1910-99ZMason Zeigler 30-10 LapsDNF112$1,000
2022+232JShaun Jones 22-18 LapsDNF110$1,000
2123+299BBoom Briggs 20-20 LapsDNF108$1,000
2212-102JJustin Weaver 19-21 LapsDNF106$1,000
2316-759Chad Julius 16-24 LapsDNF104$1,000
2413-112Dan Stone 15-25 LapsDNF102$1,000
Last Chance Showdown Results
11045Kyle Hardy 100.00010Running0$0
26+41KGene Knaub 10-3.152Running0$0
330C9Steve Casebolt 10-3.819Running0$0
412+832JShaun Jones 10-5.009Running0$0
52-314Tyler Horst 10-6.129Running0$0
69+30GDeshawn Gingerich 10-7.198Running90$110
75-299BBoom Briggs 10-10.520Running0$0
880121Larry Neiderer 10-12.491Running90$110
94-521Joseph Hoffer 1-9 LapsDNF90$110
101002TKyle Lee 0-10 LapsDNS90$0
1111011TTrevor Gundaker 0-10 LapsDNS90$0
127-522*G.R. Smith 0-10 LapsDNS90$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11028Dennis Erb Jr80.0008Running
25+3111VMax Blair 8-0.857Running
37+415KDale Hollidge 8-1.327Running
49+59ZMason Zeigler 8-2.640Running
56+12Dan Stone 8-2.769Running
68+259Chad Julius 8-3.902Running
74-345Kyle Hardy 8-5.030Running
810+221Joseph Hoffer 8-6.778Running
92-722*G.R. Smith 2-6 LapsDNF
103-72TKyle Lee 2-6 LapsDNF
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11025Shane Clanton 80.0008Running
2200ERick Eckert 8-0.430Running
36+366CMatt Cosner 8-2.259Running
44043AJason Covert 8-3.062Running
57+266JREddie Carrier Jr8-4.617Running
63-311Gordy Gundaker 8-4.965Running
79+214Tyler Horst 8-8.468Running
85-399BBoom Briggs 8-10.049Running
98-1121Larry Neiderer 8-13.720Running
1010011TTrevor Gundaker 0-8 LapsDNS
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+119RRyan Gustin 80.0008Running
21-181ETanner English 8-0.559Running
36+31Josh Richards 8-2.228Running
410+62JJustin Weaver 8-3.364Running
53-232Coleby Frye 8-3.871Running
64-2B1Brent Larson 8-4.951Running
79+2C9Steve Casebolt 8-5.620Running
87-11KGene Knaub 8-6.337Running
95-40GDeshawn Gingerich 8-9.255Running
108-232JShaun Jones 3-5 LapsDNF
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1728Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL19.6360.000
2925Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA19.638-0.002
31981ETanner English Benton, KY19.698-0.062
4522*G.R. Smith Statesville, NC19.711-0.075
5110ERick Eckert York, PA19.729-0.093
63019RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA19.735-0.099
7182TKyle Lee Mercersburg, PA19.776-0.140
81411Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO19.789-0.153
91532Coleby Frye Dover, PA19.800-0.164
10145Kyle Hardy Stephens City, VA19.803-0.167
112443AJason Covert York Haven, PA19.815-0.179
122B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN19.862-0.226
1321111VMax Blair Centerville, PA19.876-0.240
14399BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA19.887-0.251
15290GDeshawn Gingerich Dover, PA19.921-0.285
1682Dan Stone Thompson, PA19.961-0.325
171066CMatt Cosner Ridgeley, WV20.029-0.393
1861Josh Richards Shinnston, WV20.035-0.399
192615KDale Hollidge Clements, MD20.047-0.411
201666JREddie Carrier JrFairmont, WV20.087-0.451
21221KGene Knaub Dover, PA20.110-0.474
221259Chad Julius Harrisburg, PA20.124-0.488
234121Larry Neiderer Landisville, PA20.161-0.525
241732JShaun Jones Shermansdale, PA20.167-0.531
25139ZMason Zeigler Chalk Hill, PA20.171-0.535
262314Tyler Horst Waynesboro, PA20.183-0.547
2727C9Steve Casebolt Richmond, IN20.236-0.600
282521Joseph Hoffer Annville, PA20.661-1.025
292011TTrevor Gundaker St. Charles, MO20.661-1.025
30282JJustin Weaver Williamsport, MD20.383-0.747
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models
August 19, 2022
Williams Grove Speedway
1 Speedway Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 

Event Description
The World of Outlaws Late Models make their annual visit to the historic Williams Grove Speedway.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series 410 Sprints

Support Divisions
410 Sprints

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
5:00PM Pit Gates open to the public
5:00PM Grandstand Gates open
7:00PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Eastern

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(717) 697-5000

Options And Prices
General Admission: $30
Reserved Tickets: $35

Camping is free for this event.

Grandstand Type

Family Section Location

Handicapped Seating Location
Front Stretch

Pit Age Requirement
NO children under 14 allowed in the Pit area. 14-17 must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian.

Pit Gate Location
North side of the track. NOTE: Will Call is located next to the office on the front stretch off of Park Place and Speedway Dr.

Parking Cost

Handicapped Parking Location
Front stretch and limited parking on Beer Hill (Turn 3)

Camping Availability

Frequently Asked Questions  
Support Divisions
410 Sprints

To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
Seat cushions are permitted.

Handicapped Seating
Front Stretch

Handicapped Parking
Front stretch and limited parking on Beer Hill (Turn 3)

Pit Age Limit
NO children under 14 allowed in the Pit area. 14-17 must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian.

Pit Gate Location
North side of the track. NOTE: Will Call is located next to the office on the front stretch off of Park Place and Speedway Dr.

Personal Coolers
Coolers no larger that 18" are allowed. No glass containers.

Credit Card Use

Alcohol Sales
No alcohol sold on site.

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the Grandstands

Family Section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability

Track Info  

Williams Grove Speedway
1 Speedway Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA 

Track Phone
(717) 697-5000

Ticket Phone
(717) 697-5000

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type
0.500; Semi-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
16.111 seconds by Shane Stewart on 10/2/20

Late Model Track Record
19.500 seconds by Jason Covert

Late Model Track Record
19.500 seconds by Jason Covert

Closest Airport
Harrisburg Int

Other Airport

Pit Gate Location
North side of the track. NOTE: Will Call is located next to the office on the front stretch off of Park Place and Speedway Dr.

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Competitor Info
Left Front (Open Tire)
(Hoosier 1300) (American Racer 44) Right Front, Left Rear, Right Rear
(Hoosier 1425) (American Racer 48) Right Rear Option
*You MUST Qualify, Heat Race, and LCS on the same tires.
You can change (1) tire for the Feature.
Left front must remain on the left front all night.
{Grooving and Siping is Allowed}

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