|Fast qualifier Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., earned $15,000 Saturday at Whynot Motorsports Park in capturing the 19th annual Coors Light Fall Classic.
“It’s good to be back in victory lane in Mississippi,” said Clanton, whose biggest Magnolia State victories have come at Columbus Speedway.
Clanton, who started seventh, took the lead from last year’s winner and early leader Don O’Neal of Martinsville, Ind., on the 11th lap and led the rest of the way in the long-distance event at the quarter-mile oval just south of Meridian.
O’Neal, who started outside the front row, finished second while eighth-starting Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky., was third in Clint Bowyer Racing’s Barry Wright house car. Jeremy Payne of Springfield, Mo., driving the Greenbrier, Ark.-based GRT Race Cars house car, started and finished fourth while Klint Byars of Calhoun City, Miss., rounded out the top five. <<MORE>>