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Shane Clanton takes the Dick Litz Memorial on September Sweep Day 2!

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Shane Clanton takes the Dick Litz Memorial on September Sweep Day 2!






Shane Clanton takes the Dick Litz Memorial on September Sweep Day 2!


Max Blair, David Scott, Ed Bolyard, and Josh Frantz also score big wins!


By Jay Pees




Hammett, PA, (September 26, 2015): A Georgia Bulldog, AKA Shane Clanton, came to Pennsylvania and harvested a bumper crop of cash worth $6500 when he dominated action at the 3rd Annual September Sweep for the Jay’s Auto Wrecking Super Late Models Dick Litz Memorial at Eriez Speedway. Max Blair finished his domination of Bonnell Collision RUSH Crate Late Model features at Eriez, winning his seventh event of the season, including three special events, this one worth $3000, taking the lead from rising star Wyatt Scott on lap five of the thirty lapper. David Scott ended his Eriez season with his third feature triumph here and tenth overall in Plyler Overhead Door E-Mod season finale, worth $2000 after a mid-race duel with 2015 champion Joel Watson. The Ran-Den Excavating Challengers Roger Hall Memorial was scheduled to run twenty laps for a $1200 winner’s purse but the event devolved into a ‘slugfest’ eliminating 19 of the twenty-four starters. The race was checkered with only 15 of the 20 scheduled laps complete with Josh Frantz narrowly edging out Eric Boozel.  The “Twin Sweep” sponsored by Gary Miller Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram was won by Kelsey Bowers and Shane Clanton. The winner split $500 for the best combined performance of Karts and Stock Cars.




The Nelson Lynwood Nursery Street Stock feature was for 25 laps for $1500 to win and had Ed Bolyard and Shaun Fawcett on the front row. Third starting Jason Covey came to second while Bolyard led lap one. At the end of two Fawcett was back to second but Scott Delahoy slowed on the back straight at four complete, slowing the field for the first time. After another caution on lap four Bolyard again led with Fawcett and Covey right behind. Former division champion Pat McGuire came to fourth at eight laps complete with Critter Hemphill fifth. Two-time winner Tyler Green came to fifth at ten complete then at eleven laps in Brent Crandall looped his mount in turn two. On the restart fifth running McGuire went for a wild sideways slide into the infield. For the next green the order was Bolyard, Fawcett, Covey, Green, and Hemphill. At lap thirteen Hemphill erupted in smoke on the front straight, ending his night. Covey got sideways in turn two, corrected, but fell out of the top five. At lap eighteen Fawcett got by Bolyard with Green now third and former champion Chris Withers up to fourth and Brad Church fifth. Before nineteen were in the books Ken Lamp and Mark Thompson got together in turn two spinning out. Several cars including Lamp and fourth-running Withers got out of shape on the back straight with Withers suffering extensive damage, ending his night. At green Rod Laskey backed into the turn one wall. Another caution at lap nineteen when Carl Marcy came to a halt in turn one. After green Tyler Green came to second and set off after the leader. Brad Church lost the handle at lap 22, for the final caution of the event. On the back straight of the final lap Green drew alongside the leader and took over for the win on the final set of turns, his third of the season. Fawcett settled for second with Bolyard third, Miatt Lozowski fourth, and Covey fifth.




Mike Mitchell and Wyatt Scott brought the 24-car Bonnell Collision Center RUSH Crate Late Model field to green with Scott leading lap one of the thirty lapper paying $3000 to the winner. After a caution at lap one Scott again led with Max Blair coming to second at the end of lap two then next to the leader at lap three through the end of lap four. The leaders got together coming out of two on lap five with Blair getting damage and the lead and Scott then falling into second. Doug Ricotta and Matt Latta got together in turn one, spinning and slowing the field again under caution. During the caution Eric Andrus needed pushed from the track. After green Randy Hall came to second with Dave Lyon getting into the front wall at seven but not suffering damage. At nine complete the order was Blair, Hall, Scott, Mitchell, and Chad Wright when caution flew when Jimmy Johnson, spun in turn four. Wright came to fourth at ten complete. Then at thirteen laps Scott Gurdak, Jamie Brown, Matt Harvey, and Bob Pifer piled up in turn four. With fourteen laps scored Wright got by Scott for third while Blair was opening a lead on Hall. Dave Lyon came to fifth at lap 19 with Jason Genco to sixth at lap twenty, all the way from 21st on the grid. Lyon got by Scott for fourth with five remaining then Mike Knight replaced Lyon for fourth. Wright displaced Hall for second with two to go but Blair was headed to the win. Wright got a hard won second all the way from eleventh with Hall third, Knight fourth, and Lyon fifth.




John Boyd and Ken Zimmer brought the Plyler Overhead Door E-Mods to green with Boyd jumping out to the early lead until lap five when Cale Crocker spun in turn two. At ten laps in Boyd led Steve Simon, Joel Watson, Brent Rhebergen, and Dan Davies. At halfway it was Boyd with Watson right behind. Two laps later Watson was leading then David Scott came to second a lap later. With eleven left Cale Crocker stalled at the pit entrance, bunching the leaders under caution. Watson, Scott, Boyd, Rhebergen, and Simon brought the field back to green. Gary Murphy stalled coming to green negating the start. Scott immediately began challenging for the lead but Troy Johnson shredded a tire in turn two and spun. With eight left Scott went to the high side and took over at the front then at five laps remaining Rich Michael was alongside Rhebergen for third, and solidly in the spot a lap later. At the checkers Scott had a ten car length lead over Watson with Rhebergen narrowly edging Michael out for third at the line with Mike McGee up to fifth. Scott had started eleventh in the event that paid $2000 to win.




Georgia’s Shane Clanton and Pennsylvania’s Max Blair brought the Dick Litz Memorial to green for forty laps for a $6000 payoff. Niemeyer’s Garage added $500 to up the payoff to $6500. Clanton assumed the lead at green with Bump Hedman coming to second. At the end of two Max Blair was third with Chad Valone fourth and Chub Frank fifth. At nine Jason DuPont slowed to a stop in turn four just as the leaders were coming into lapped traffic. Clanton started stretching his lead after green with Hedman holding second while Blair and Frank fought over third with Frank holding it at twelve complete. At thirteen laps in Boom Briggs was gaining positions using the outside line but tangled with the car of Chad Valone and spun heading into turn three. After green Frank came to second with Clanton opening a lead. Charles Powell and Jason DuPont wrecked coming out of turn four with fourteen complete. The front five was now Clanton, Frank, Hedman, Blair, and Steve Kania. At eighteen Clanton had a half straight lead that evaporated when Jared Miley slowed in turn one with mechanical troubles. After green Hedman again got back to second then Bob Dorman spun in turn three at the halfway point. During the caution Frank suffered a flat left rear and headed pitside for a change. At 21 laps Kania drove by Rob Blair for third and two laps later night one winner Greg Oakes got by Chad Wright for fifth. Oakes came to fourth ahead of Rob Blair at twenty eight complete. With nine left Clanton came into lapped traffic then Oakes advanced to third at thirty three. With the checkers in the air Clanton scored the win over Hedman narrowly over the fast closing Oakes. Robbie Blair just got by Steve Kania at the line for fourth.




Joe Syzmanski and Josh Frantz brought the $1200 to win Roger Hall Memorial for the Ran-Den Excavating Challengers to green with six cars piling up hard at the end of lap one. Four of the involved racers needed to be towed from the scene. Frantz led the way after green but caution again flew at the end of three laps when Casey Burch came to a halt against the back straight wall. Frantz continued to lead with Holden Heineman second and Pete Volpe third. Eric Boozel came to third but another caution flew before lap four was scored when Aaron Marcy crashed in turn one. Five laps in track champion Andy Proper started weaving on the back straight,  apparently with something broke in the steering, coming to a stop in traffic. At nine laps Skip Jackson slammed the front straight wall with Brandon Troutman sent to the pits for rough driving. Frantz, Heineman, Boozel, and Matt Bryant brought the remaining seven cars of the original 24 back to green with Frantz and Boozel leading the way. At lap twelve Bryant and Heineman spun in turn four. With seven laps left the remaining five cars got green again. At this point it was decided to shorten the event to fifteen laps. Boozel made a charge on the last lap but came up short by half a car length with Frantz getting the win. Third was Jason St John, with Dave Lowe fourth and Doug Henzel fifth.




Jay's Auto Wrecking Super Late Models Dick Litz Memorial:


Heat 1: Chad Wright, Bump Hedman, Charles Powell, Bob Dorman, Darrell Bossard, John Lobb, John Lacki, Dutch Davies


Heat 2: Steve Kania, Chad Valone, Greg Oakes, Jason DuPont, Russ King, Andy Boozel, Ryan Scott, Bobby Rohrer


Heat 3: Shane Clanton, Boom Briggs, Rob Blair, Rich Gardner, John Volpe, Mike Knight, Brent Rhebergen, Paul Briggs


Heat 4: Chub Frank, Max Blair, Chris Hackett, Jared Miley, Matt Urban, David Scott, Kyle Bedell, Brandon Porter


B-Main 1: John Volpe, Mike Knight, Darrell Bossard, John Lobb, John Lacki, Brent Rhebergen, Paul Briggs


B-Main 2: Russ King, David Scott, Matt Urban, Andy Boozel, Ryan Scott, Kyle Bedell,  Bobby Rohrer (DNS)


Feature: Shane Clanton, Bump Hedman, Greg Oakes, Rob Blair, Steve Kania, Russ King, John Volpe, David Scott, Chad Wright, Chad Valone, Darrell Bossard, Rich Gardner, Matt Urban, Chub Star, Boom Briggs, Ryan Scott, Brent Rhebergen, Chris Hackett, Charles Powell, Bob Dorman, Max Blair, Jason DuPont, Jared Miley, Mike Knight




Bonnell Collision RUSH Crate Late Models:


B-Main 1: Jason Genco, Wayne Robertson, Khole Wanzer, Joe Long, Mike Lozowski, Clay Ruffo, Darrell Bossard, Jon Rivers (DNS)


B-Main 2: Jimmy Johnson, Breyton Santee, Wayne Mohawk, Newt Tackett, T J Downes, Nathan Earle, Kevin Hill (DNS), Mark Tatalovic (DNS)


Feature: Max Blair, Chad Wright, Randy Hall, Mike Knight, Dave Lyon, Jason Genco, Wyatt Scott, Billy Henry, Wayne Robertson, Eric Wilson, Ward Schell, Matt Latta, Mikey Wonderling, Jimmy Johnson, Doug Ricotta, Breyton Santee, Bob Pifer, Kyle Zimmerman, Michael Mitchell, Scott Gurdak, Bruce Hordusky, Matt Harvey, Jamie Brown, Eric Andrus




Plyler Overhead Door E-Mods:


Feature: David Scott, Joel Watson, Brent Rhebergen, Rich Michael, Mike McGee, Steve Simon, Justin Carlson, Chris Hackett, Butch Southwell, Dan Davies, Troy Carr, Ken Zimmer, Steve Sornberger, David Pangrazio, Jimmy Diabo, John Boyd, Troy Johnson, Gary Murphy, Cale Crocker, Shane Crotty, John Schenker (DNS)




Nelson-Lynwood Street Stocks:


Feature: Tyler Green, Shaun Fawcett, Ed Bolyard, Matt Lozowski, Jason Covey, Jimmy Kennerknecht, John Cline Jr, Mark Thompson, Brad Church, Carl Marcy, Jeff Broniszewski, Rod Laskey, Scott Delahoy, John Bailey, Chris Withers, Kenny Lamp, Critter Hemphill, Brian Crandall, Brent Crandall, Pat McGuire, Gaty Miller, Deven Dudenheoffer




Ran-Den Excavating Challengers Roger Hall Memorial:


B-Main 1: Skip Jackson, Doug Hensel, Ryan White, Roger Hall, Jason Brightman, Casey Harmon, Joe Syzmanski


B-Main 2: Tim Fisher, Dave Lowe, Wes Stull, Bill Fuchs, Travis Darling, Joe Campbell, MacKenzie Eggleston (DNS)


Feature: Josh Frantz, Eric Boozel, Holden Heineman, Matt Bryant, Pete Volpe, Brandon Troutman, Jeff Nunemaker,, Lindsey Carlson Jr, Andy Proper, Steve Morse, Skip Jackson, Pat Drennen, Aaron Marcy, Casey Burch, Roger Hall. Tim Fisher, Thomas Cupp, Jim Frank, Pete Blazczak, Nova Martin, Justin Boardman, Zach Downes






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