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Shane Clanton - Tim McCreadie 

Georgia's Shane Clanton prepares to wrestle the point from early leader Tim McCreadie (#39), then did the same on the last lap when then leader Josh Richards got sidetracked in traffic in at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway. (Below) Clanton enjoys the spoils of victory for the first time since early 2009. (Mike Ruefer) 

Shane Clanton - VL - May 7

Drought Ends as Clanton Nips Richards In "Land of Lincoln 50" Photo-Finish

 Kevin Kovac

LINCOLN, Ill. - May 7. Shane Clanton ended his 13-month winless drought on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series in the most dramatic way possible. Taking advantage of a problem in lapped traffic that Josh Richards experienced on the final lap, Clanton jumped to the outside racing off turn four and beatthe defending tour champion to the finish line by mere inches to capture Friday's caution-free 'Land of Lincoln 50' at Lincoln Speedway.

Clanton, 34, of Locust Grove, Ga., appeared headed to a second-place finish after Richards used the inside groove to grab the lead on lap 43. But Richards scrubbed off significant speed when he tangled with a slower car entering turn

Bobby Pierce - Russell King

Bobby Pierce's and Russell King's nights end early after an unfortunate incident at Lincoln Speedway during the "Land of Lincoln 50". (Randy Brown)

three for the last time, opening the door for Clanton to steal his first WoO LMS triumph since April 4, 2009, at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway.

 "I'd rather be lucky than good any time," said Clanton, who snapped a 44-race
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