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Cla Knight Races to First-Career Ultimate Super Late Model Series Victory

Pockets $4,000 for Emotional Lancaster Speedway Triumph

By Ben Shelton

North Augusta, South Carolina (05/03/21) – Cla Knight scratched an item off the bucket list over the weekend. The South Carolina racer topped Saturday night’s Ultimate Southeast Super Late Model Series feature at Lancaster Speedway.

Not only did it mark his first-career Ultimate Super Late Series victory, but it also marked his first-career Super Late Model win aboard his E-Z-GO No. 42 Augusta Aquatics / M&W Transport / Barry Wright Race Car / Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“We’re just a small team, you know?” Knight said in victory lane. “We’re trying to make it and I’m trying to do the best I can and we’re just real excited to get one. We enjoyed success in the Crate Late Model division, but it’s been a major adjustment with the Super Late Model. To get this first win in the Super… it just allows me to finally feel some accomplishment, and hopefully this is the first of many wins to come.

“While we’ve faced our fair share of adversity in the Super Late Model division, my family, my team and my sponsors have never doubted me, and that has meant the world to me. This win is dedicated to them.”

Cla Knight returned to action with the Ultimate Southeast Series on Friday evening at Laurens County Speedway (Laurens, S.C.) in the Ronnie Brookshire Memorial. In a field of 17 cars, Cla laid down the eighth-fastest time in qualifying, which positioned him eighth on the starting grid for the $4,014-to-win A-Main. Clawing forward one spot in the 40-lap affair, Knight recorded a seventh-place outing.

The following night at Lancaster Speedway (Lancaster, S.C.), Knight locked into the second-starting position for the A-Main via his qualifying effort. Inheriting the lead from early pacesetter Zack Mitchell on lap 20, Cla led the remainder of the 40-lapper to record his first career Super Late Model victory over Ben Watkins, Jeff Smith, Ross Bailes, and Kenny Collins. He pocketed $4,000 for his maiden trip to Victory Lane in the Super Late Model division.

Cla is currently tied for second in the Ultimate Southeast Series point standings, just eight points removed from the top spot, and leads the series’ Rookie of the Year battle.

Full results from these events as well as the latest series standings are available at www.UltimateSupers.com.

Cla will be back on the road with the Ultimate Southeast Series this weekend with a Saturday trip to South Carolina’s Cherokee Speedway for the $5,000-to-win, Big Chief Forty. He’ll be looking for his second straight win as well as to make up ground in the series’ championship battle.

Cla Knight Racing would like to say a very special “thank you” to the following sponsors for their continued support: Augusta Aquatics, M&W Transport, E-Z Go Golf Carts, Town & Country Packing, Clements Racing Engines, Barry Wright Race Cars, KAR House Racing Radiators, Maxxis Kart Racing, Behrents Performance Warehouse, Penske Racing Shocks, Brian’s Kustom Paint, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.

For the latest information on Cla Knight Racing, please visit www.ClaKnight.com as well the team’s social media channels at http://www.facebook.com/ClaKnightRacing and http://twitter.com/ClaKnightRacing .

By Ben Shelton | MSR Mafia Marketing Services

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