Lutz wins Clinton County season openerNewsPhoto

Scott Lutz picked up the win and gained a slim advantage over Zach Newlin in the point standings Friday night as Newlin attended a promotional event for the series at the request of Williams Grove Speedway.

Clinton County has been cancelled twice due to rain finally got in their much anticipated season opener under new management. Teams were impressed with the improvements made at the speedway over the winter.

Lutz picked up the win in Just his 6th race with the series. Lutz had won at Clinton County in 2009 in 410 competition. Pole sitter Reed Thompson making his first start in a month after a crash at Port Royal led to the 10th lap without a front wing when Lutz overtook him for the lead. Defending Clinton County Champ Ken Duke Jr. was second followed by Derrick Bowersox, Kyle Ganoe and Dale Schweikert.

Newlin who doesn't usually race at Clinton County due to his work schedule was at Monroe elementary school representing PASS for the final laps math program which is sponsored by Williams Grove speedway. Season standing reflect National guidelines which take the best 20 races of the first 40 allowing teams the flexibility to compete for the championship without attending every race.

1. 33 Scott Lutz 2. 67 Ken Duke 3. 35 Derrick Bowersox 4. 0 Kyle Ganoe 5. 78 Dale Schweikert 6.7J Joe Davis 7. 6 Reed Thompson 8. 12 Rod Shelly 9. 3 Jack Thornton 10. 72 Dave Guss Jr. 11. 4c Cody Hockenberry 12. 19 Tylor Cochran


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