The Silver Sharks Tops Cedar Lake





A USA Nationals opening night record of 57 cars entered the $5,000-to-win Corn Belt Clash Series event at Cedar Lake and as the final checkered fell, it was the ‘Silver Shark’ Scott James who took home the win, and more importantly, a provisional starting spot in Saturday’s $50,000-to-win USA Nationals.

At the drop of the green flag, it was pole sitter Darrell Lanigan who shot out to the early lead, but after a single lap, the events only caution flew for a slowing AJ Diemel. On the restart, Lannigan shot back out into the lead, followed closely by Scott James and Tim Isenberg. As the top three began to separate themselves from the field, it was B-Feature winners Brandon Sheppard and Scott Bloomquist who began to make noise as they charged from deep in the field. Sheppard broke into the top-10 in the first 15 laps with Bloomquist not far behind.

As ‘The Bluegrass Bandit’ Lanigan worked heavy traffic, James was able to close the distance and pull even with him several times and on lap 30, James used a strong move on the top-side to take the lead. Five laps later, as the #0 car of Scott Bloomquist broke into the top-5, it was the #1 Rocket House car of Brandon Sheppard who slowed and turned into the infield.

With 10 to go, a hard charging Don O’Neal made himself known as he drove past Bloomquist into the top-5 in the Mouring Motorsports #1 entry. As the laps ticked down, Lanigan bobbled in turn two allowing Kindl LLC Business Solutions Quick Six winner Brian Shirley to blast into the runner-up position as the leaders took the white flag. As they leaders passed under the flying white, Scott Bloomquist slowed, dropping him from contention as James roared down the back stretch of historic Cedar Lake Speedway. James was able to pull ahead and capture his first career Corn Belt Clash Series victory followed by Brian Shirley and Darrell Lanigan. Kent Robinson and Don O’Neal rounded out the top-5 with current CBC point leader Chad Simpson coming home sixth followed by Frank Heckenast Jr,, Tim Isenberg, Dennis Erb and Jimmy Mars, who rounded out the top-10.

The Corn Belt Clash Series roars back into action next Friday night, August 10th at the Chateau Raceway in Lansing, Minnesota and the following night makes the trek to the Jackson County Speedway in Maquoketa, Iowa for the sith annual Dusty Kay Memorial.

Isky Racing Cams Heat Race #1 Winner: Paul Parker

Comp Cams Heat Race #2 Winner: Scott James

JE Pistons Heat Race #3 Winner: Kent Robinson

Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants Heat Race #4 Winner: Darrell Lanigan

Manley Performance Heat Race #5: AJ Diemel Business Solutions Quick Six Winner: Brian Shirley

Hoosier Racing Tire B-Main #1 Winner: Brandon Sheppard

RACE B-Main #2 Winner: Scott Bloomquist

CBC Provisional Starter: Chris Simpson

Feature Finish:

1. Scott James

2. Brian Shirley

3. Darrell Lanigan

4. Kent Robinson

5. Don O’Neal

6. Chad Simpson

7. Frank Heckenast Jr.

8. Tim Isenberg

9. Dennis Erb

10. Jimmy Mars

11. Mike Spatola

12. Jack Sullivan

13. Scott Bloomquist

14. Tim McCreadie

15. Paul Parker

16. Ross Componovo

17. Shane Clanton

18. Brandon Sheppard

19. Chub Frank

20. Mike Marlar

21. Walker Arthur

22. Vic Coffee

23. Chris Simpson

24. Clint Smith

25. AJ Diemel

Hooker Custom Harness Hard Charger Award: Jimmy Mars

AllStar Performance Performer of the Race Award: Scott Bloomquist

QuickCar Racing Products Award: Jason Rauen

Landrum Performance Springs Award: Tim Isenberg

JE Pistons Awards: Chad Simpson

Comp Cams Award: Chris Simpson

Quarter Master Award: Charlie McKenna

CV Products Award: Tim Isenberg

Hoosier WRS D-55 Tire Draw Winner: Kent Robinson


Corn Belt Clash Official Series Sponsors: JE Pistons, R.A.C.E, Comp Cams, Hoosier Racing Tire, Manley Performance, Isky Racing Cams and Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants

Corn Belt Clash Participating Sponsors: AllStar Performance, QuickCar Racing Products, Callies Performance Products and Two Buff Dudes Inc.

Corn Belt Clash Contingency Sponsors: CV Products, Intercomp Racing Scales, Tiger Rear Ends, Landrum Performance Springs, Hooker Custom Harness, Business Solutions, Pro Power Racing Engines, Grove Automotive, OutPace Racing Products, Signs by Design, The Contingency Connection, Countryside Creations, Dirt Late Model Magazine, Bully Dog and Karsyn’s Krusaders


Intercomp Racing Scales are the Official Scales of the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series.

Dirt Late Model Magazine is the Official Publication of the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series.

Karsyn’s Krusaders is the Official Non-Profit Organization of the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series.


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