The late Billy Clanton was both a talented car builder and driver in his day. Like the Wild West outlaw of the same name, Clanton was known to stand his ground if he felt he’d been wronged on the race track. But he also won his share of races, and instilled his work ethic into his three sons, all of whom followed in his tire tracks and became successful race drivers.
His youngest son Shane Clanton is the current points leader of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. While he’s on the road racing over Labor Day weekend, his thought are back home with his family and the announcement of his father’s selection for the Hall.
“It’s a real honor to have something this prestigious in my dad’s name,” Clanton said. “For him to be recognized for what he’s done in the sport is pretty spectacular.”