Heat race winner Ricky Weiss captured Saturday's main event.
What won the race: Sizzling Ricky Weiss earned his fourth major WISSOTA special of September on Saturday at ABC Raceway with a $5,000 victory in the 43rd annual Red Clay Classic. The pole-starting Weiss ran unchallenged to the checkers ahead of fellow front-row starter Travis Budisalovich.
Key notes: Earlier in September, Weiss captured the John Seitz Memorial at River Cities Speedway ($9,200), the WISSOTA 100 at I-94 Speedway ($10,000) and the Stock Car Stampede at Jamestown Speedway ($3,000). ... Runner-up Travis Budisalovich, the previous Saturday's winner at Red Cedar Speedway's Punky Manor Memorial, lost second to Kyle Peterlin for several laps before halfway but regained the spot. ... Twenty-two of 24 ABC starters were running at the finish. ... Jeffrey Massingill slowed in turn one for a caution just before halfway ... Rick Hanestad slowed with a flat tire and drew a yellow. ... Heat races were Friday with the main event Saturday. ... The season-ending event carried a boosted $100,000 total purse with $5,000, $4,000 and $3,000 to the top three Late Model finishers.
On the move: Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., started ninth and finished third.
Winner's sponsors: Weiss drives a Sweet-Bloomquist car powered by a Vic Hill Racing Engine and sponsored by Derrick's Sandblasting, AIE Communications, Hawkeye Construction, Penske Racing Shocks, Allied Roofing, Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky, Keewatin Truck Service, Turk Enterprises, Forest Flying Service and Straight Ahead Ventures.
Points chase: Chad Becker (3,193) of Aberdeen, S.D., leads WISSOTA weekly points over Mike Balcaen (3,148) and Dustin Strand (3,136).
Car count: 30
Polesitter: Ricky Weiss
Heat race winners: A.J. Diemel, Ricky Weiss, Chad Mahder, Darrell Nelson
Consolation race winners: John Kaanta