Clanton on becoming the 10th different winner in 11 WoO LMS A-Mains this season.
Clanton's victory, worth $10,575, also was his first since a late-January/early-February hospital stay for
treatment of a serious thumb infection.
"I didn't know how far ahead I was," said Richards. "I thought maybe I'd creep around the bottom
underneath that 24 car (Unzicker) and clear him going down
Georgia's Clint Smith garnered his first fast time award of the season
prior to the Lincoln Speedway "Land of Lincoln 50". (Randy
the backstraightaway, but I didn't get enough of a run and I slowed way up. Then he came down and we just got
hooked. I was stopped almost before I could get going again.
"It was one of those deals. We had an awesome car and everyone did a great job, but we just weren't meant
to win tonight."
Richards's runner-up finish did move him back into a tie for the WoO LMS points lead with McCreadie, who
led the standings by just four markers entering the evening's program.
Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., broke out of a close-running pack to finish sixth. Tim Fuller of Watertown,
N.Y., charged from the 18th starting spot to place seventh, followed by Dennis Erb Jr. of
Carpentersville, Ill., who ran in the top five for much of the distance; Austin Hubbard of Seaford, Del., who
started fourth and ran as high as third; and sixth-starter Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky.