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September 29, 2019 - Winger Records Richest Win Yet at Senoia Raceway
Sunday evening at Senoia Raceway was an emotional time for 19-year-old Ashton Winger and his family. The gumbo oval was the scene of the richest payday of the Georgia driver’s young career. He piloted his Johnny Doan Plumbing No. 12 E-Z-Go/ Keyser Manufacturing/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to a $10,150 triumph in the annual Billy Clanton Classic. (Mike Horne photo)

“I’ve wanted to win this race right up there with all of them,” Winger said in victory lane. “If anybody knows me, they know the Clanton family is like my family. I really appreciate all they do. Shane’s like my dad. Rusty and Joey taught me how to race. This is so awesome.

“I bided my time there early in the race and was able to get past [Chris] Madden in lapped traffic. This is such an awesome feeling to win this race. I want to thank everyone, who supports my racing program. Their amazing support is the reason I got this win.”

1After Mother Nature shifted the event from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon, Ashton Winger was one of 33 Schaeffer’s Fall Nationals Series entries registered at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) for the Billy Clanton Classic. After recording the fastest lap in qualifications, Winger cruised to a 10-lap heat race victory which positioned him second on the starting grid for the main event.

Overtaking polesitter Chris Madden on lap 15 as the duo battled through lapped traffic, Ashton dominated the remaining 45 circuits to capture his seventh win of the season and a $10,025 payday. He also received a $125 bonus for being the leader at the midway point of the finale. Madden, Shane Clanton, Clint Smith, and Casey Roberts trailed him to the checkers.

For more results from this event, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

September 6, 2019 - 13th Place Finish in World 100 Prelim at Eldora
On Thursday night Ashton Winger returned to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) kicking off the 49th annual World 100. Drawing a stout field of 98 Super Late Models for a pair of preliminary features, Winger edged his way into the A-Main with the 5th and final transfer spot in his heat race. With $10,000 on the line, Ashton improved four spots to place 13th. (Todd Healy photo)

1Returning on Friday afternoon for another round of preliminary features, Ashton recorded a 7th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main for another shot the $10,000-to-win show. Needing to place in the Top 2, Winger bounced off a rut on the high-side that sent him smashing into the wall. He decided to save equipment for the remainder of the weekend and loaded up.

For more results from these events, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

September 1, 2019 - Top 5 Finish in Baltes Classic at Eldora Speedway
Ashton Winger made the trek to Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois) on Friday evening kicking off the American Ethanol Late Model Tour doubleheader. In a field of 27 cars, Winger recorded a 3rd place finish in his heat which positioned him 12th on the starting gird for the opening night feature. Gaining two spots in the 40-lap affair, Ashton notched a 10th place finish. (Jim DenHamer photo)

1Following the series to Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois) on Saturday, Ashton fell short of a transfer spot into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with a 6th place finish in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Needing to place in the Top 2, Winger came one spot short with a 3rd place finish.

1On Sunday afternoon Winger headed to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) for the Sunoco American Late Model Series sanctioned Earl Baltes Classic. Following the fourth fastest lap in his time trial group, Ashton posted a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Zack Dohm. With $5,000 on the line in the feature, Ashton Winger held his spot for all 30-laps to place 5th behind Ricky Weiss, Freddie Carpenter, Zack Dohm, and Jimmy Mars.

For more results from these events, please visit www.AELMT.com and www.EldoraSpeedway.com.