latemodelamerica.com - May 7 - Lincoln Speedway Part 2
LateModelAmerica.com by Sam Holbrooks

 
 
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winless streak with his 12th career victory on the WoO LMS. "We needed a win bad, so we'll take it any way we can get it."

The 22-year-old Richards finished second in his Rocket Chassis house car. Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, Iowa, advanced from the 10th starting spot to place third, followed by Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., who led laps 2-3 and ran second for much of the distance.

 Clanton, who started from the pole position with Richards alongside, wrestled the lead from McCreadie on lap four and built as much as a half-straightaway edge during the clean-and-all-green race. But Richards, who slipped as far

Richards - Babb - McCreadie

Josh Richards, #18 Shannon Babb, and #39 Tim MCCreadie go three-wide inside the top five with still some race track to spare at Lincoln Speedway. (Mike Ruefer)

back as fourth, found the extreme inside line to his liking after the halfway mark and steadily made his way toward Clanton's RSD Enterprises Rocket car.

 Richards caught Clanton on lap 42 and assumed command the following circuit, seemingly putting him in position for his series-leading third victory of 2010. Clanton was almost ready to concede the race to his young rival.

 "My car got to where it wouldn't steer a little in the middle of the corner, so I was having to hustle it," said Clanton. "I don't know if I sealed the right-front tire or something, but it was taking me the whole corner to steer in. When Josh got by me, he could get in the gas sooner and he just started driving away from us."

 Opportunity presented itself to Clanton on the final lap, however, in the form
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