Clanton Wants to go three-for-five at Hawkeye Downs

ATLANTA (April 23, 2001) - Joey Clanton is not content with winning half the races of the 2001 American Speed Association (ASA) season. Clanton wants to better his 50 percent victory average and go three-for-five at the upcoming race at Hawkeye...

ATLANTA (April 23, 2001) - Joey Clanton is not content with winning half the races of the 2001 American Speed Association (ASA) season. Clanton wants to better his 50 percent victory average and go three-for-five at the upcoming race at Hawkeye Downs Speedway in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Iowa 300 will be held at the famed half-mile asphalt oval on Saturday, April 28.

Joey Clanton and the Steve Dale Motorsports team pulled into victory lane at St. Augustine (Fla.) Speedway in the season opener and at South Boston (Va.) Speedway in the most recent race of the 2001 schedule. Clanton not only won the race at South Boston Speedway, but also managed to lead all 300 laps from flag-to-flag. In fact, in the four races held this season, the No. 83 Zaxby's/Steve Dale Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo has lead 43 percent of the 1,100 laps recorded.

The No. 83 Zaxby's/Steve Dale Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo has definitely raised the bar for themselves, as well as the competition in 2001. The team has qualified in the top-five three out of four times this season, with a pole position at South Boston Speedway. Additionally, the team has finished in the top-five three out of four times this year with two wins and a fourth place finish at USA International Speedway in Lakeland (Fla.).

"With our win at South Boston, and our knowledge of Hawkeye Downs Speedway, I think that we have a good chance for a podium finish at Cedar Rapids," stated an anxious Joey Clanton. "The team has been working hard for the past two weeks preparing the cars, and it will be up to me to deliver on the track."

With the team's victory momentum, and their past performance at Hawkeye Downs Speedway, Clanton and the No. 83 crew are definite favorites for the win in Cedar Rapids. The team finished second and fourth in the two races held at the half-mile facility during the 2000 season.

Led by business entrepreneur, and racing enthusiast Steve Dale, Steve Dale Motorsports builds and races highly competitive winning cars. Based in Fayetteville, Ga., Steve Dale Motorsports has teams in both the American Speed Association and Legends Racing series.

The American Speed Association will drop the green flag at Hawkeye Downs Speedway at 3 p.m. EST on Saturday, April 28 for the running of the Iowa 300. The race will be broadcast live on The National Network (TNN).

-ASA

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