Maddex Clanton

Bandolero Driver located in the Pacific Northwest in Rathdrum, Idaho.

Our local track is Findlay Stadium Stateline Speedway in Post Falls, Idaho.


Aaron Clanton

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Blog Posts for Race Night 2024

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Race Recap Friday June 7th -Photos from 7&8th

During practice yesterday the track was greasy and required a little more wheeling than the last few races. Turned about 19 laps all day for practice and the car just wasn't where it normally is performance-wise. The most we were getting out of the car was around the 16.4s and that's not normal. Decided to do a once-over on setup again and the scales showed our cross was 6% lower than what we normally run it at. Fixed the problem and went out to qualify with fast time at 16.0 which is normal times for Maddex. During the heat race, Maddex started in the back and just went with it for most of the heat race and on the very last lap Maddex picked up the win with a crossover move in turn 2. During the main event Maddex was leading most of the race and once we hit 10 laps or less the car just fell on its face and the 2nd place car of Zach Score passed him like he was standing still. Maddex radio in and said he had no throttle. Maddex was able to gimp the car to a 2nd place Main event finish for the night. Upon inspection after the main event we found the throttle cable return had popped over causing the throttle to come out completely off the carb. The throttle cable issue has been resolved and that won't be happening again. The kid was upset about losing a race that way but showed his support and now we move on to day 2. The kid is anxious to get back out there and redeem himself. We have 3 to 4 more cars joining our bando class tonight and it should make for a fun night. We want to continue to thank all of our amazing sponsors who help make all of this possible.

Lightning Bar

Freedom Northwest Credit Union

Shelby Services "your roof leak specialist"

Impel Motorsports

Garwood Wrecking

Robinson Financial Services

Perfection Powder Coating & Blasting Inc. 

Silver Star Automotive

Perfection Tire of Rathdrum ID

Unlimited Heating & Refridgeration

Au Construction

JH Landworks and Excavation

Physical Therapy Associates

Backcountry Upfitters

Developro Excavation and Land Services

Newmatic Construction

Dishaw Photography

TPI Embroidery


Race recap 5/17 and 05/18

It was a long weekend with a doubleheader. Friday night we qualified fastest. For the heat race, we started in the back and ended up finishing 3rd in the heat race. For the main event, we took 1st place. The number 7 car keeps getting faster and faster so he may give Maddex a run for his money this season. Saturday was a very long day fighting the rain and drying the track. We qualified fastest again. In the heat race we started position 1 and finished position 1 however the start was not the best and Maddex said it felt like the car wasn't fully engaging for the whole race. We changed a couple things and put some new parts on and sent it out there for the main event. Maddex ended up winning his main event for Saturday night as well. It's crazy how you can give the kids all the setup in the world and the best parts and consistent maintenance but unless they are racing to the best of their ability it doesn't matter. This year is the first year Maddex has been able to consistently say "this is what its doing" and "this is what I need it to do" which has helped tremendously in knowing what we need to do for him to drive the car not setting up the car and making the driver adjust his driving capabilities to match the setup in the car. There are parts on these cars that need changed every couple of races and even the smallest tweak can make or break these cars. After Maddex finished his main event on Friday upon checking everything Saturday morning for Saturday's race his castor camber was off and he was toed out. There was no contact in that main event. It just goes to show that these cars require you to check things consistently and sometimes after the heat race and after the main for the next race. In these cars the corner us where the speed is kept.  As always, we can never continue to thank all of our wonderful sponsors enough. We are so grateful for each and every one

Lightning Bar

Freedom Northwest Credit Union

Shelby Services "your roof leak specialist"

Impel Motorsports

Garwood Wrecking

Robinson Financial Services

Perfection Powder Coating & Blasting Inc. 

Silver Star Automotive

Perfection Tire of Rathdrum ID

Unlimited Heating & Refridgeration

Au Construction

JH Landworks and Excavation

Physical Therapy Associates

Backcountry Upfitters

Developro Excavation and Land Services

Newmatic Construction

Dishaw Photography

TPI Embroidery


5-17 Fast Qualifier Award

Maddex set the fastest time for the bandos. At 16.036

Stateline Speedway 5-17

Picked up another main event win. We cannot thank all our sponsors enough for being a part of this with us. Thank you

Lightning Bar

Freedom Northwest Credit Union

Shelby Services "your roof leak specialist"

Impel Motorsports

Garwood Wrecking

Robinson Financial Services

Perfection Powder Coating & Blasting Inc. 

Silver Star Automotive

Perfection Tire of Rathdrum ID

Unlimited Heating & Refridgeration

Au Construction

JH Landworks and Excavation

Physical Therapy Associates

Backcountry Upfitters

Developro Excavation and Land Services

Newmatic Construction

TPI Embroidery


New Stateline Track Record!

Last night was a great night for Maddex. He managed to break track record, win his heat race, and win his main event. Towards the end of last season he climbed into a legend car and gave that a whirl. After some practice sessions at the track and racing it 1x he didn't really feel like that was the type of car he wanted to race. While he did ok he was not confident that's where he wanted to go and wasn't sure he liked that class. After battling other cars all last season, having some racing incidents, and still continuing to learn to keep the car from spinning we decided to give bandoleros one more year before picking another class to move up to as we felt as parents he still had some learning to do and he could benefit from another year in the bandolero class. Never did we expect that he would accomplish this much in the first 3 races of the season between wenatchee and stateline so far. When it comes to kids it's never an easy decision on whether to hold them down or move them up. You don't want to move them up before they are ready and then they are the root cause of wrecked cars and damage on the track. We can say with great certainty that this will be his last year in bandos 100%. When we entered this season it was our intent to get him to a diverse range of different tracks to expand his driving skills and to adapt to different driving styles for those different tracks hence why our schedule is so crazy. The season is still early and anything can happen. After this winter and building the new bando once he climbed in it was like something clicked and we have seen a completely different driver from last season. He has really showed a drive in himself to learn, run clean lines, be smooth, etc. We greatly appreciate all the support from family, friend, sponsors, and even the competitors in his class.

Thank you 2024 sponsors

Thank you Elevate for the great picture in Wenatchee. As we enter race 1 at Findlay Stadium Stateline Speedway this Saturday the car is getting its new design and sponsorship stickers installed. We have so many amazing returning sponsors this season and potential new sponsors still climbing on board for the 2024 season. We appreciate all the support from each and every one of these amazing companies.

Lightning Bar

Freedom Northwest Credit Union

Shelby Services "your roof leak specialist"

Impel Motorsports

Garwood Wrecking

Robinson Financial Services

Perfection Powder Coating & Blasting Inc. 

Silver Star Automotive

Perfection Tire of Rathdrum ID

Unlimited Heating & Refridgeration

Au Construction

JH Landworks and Excavation

Physical Therapy Associates

Backcountry Upfitters

Developro Excavation and Land Services

Newmatic Construction


Wenatchee

Thank you Elevate for the great picture in Wenatchee. As we enter race 1 at Findlay Stadium Stateline Speedway this Saturday the car is getting its new design and sponsorship stickers installed. We have so many amazing returning sponsors this season and potential new sponsors still climbing on board for the 2024 season. We appreciate all the support from each and every one of these amazing companies.

Lightning Bar

Freedom Northwest Credit Union

Shelby Services "your roof leak specialist"

Impel Motorsports

Garwood Wrecking

Robinson Financial Services

Perfection Powder Coating & Blasting Inc. 

Silver Star Automotive

Perfection Tire of Rathdrum ID

Unlimited Heating & Refridgeration

Au Construction

JH Landworks and Excavation

Physical Therapy Associates

Backcountry Upfitters

Developro Excavation and Land Services

Newmatic Construction


4-26 

Friday night racing was a little rough but Saturday more than made up for it. According to the track, Maddex broke track record during practice and the main event being down in the 15.5's, won his heat race, and won his main event. Now, because he disnt break record during qualifying it doeant count but super cool informqtion to know. This was great in itself but we are most proud of how his driving skills have changed and his ability to correct a very upset car on the verge of being out of control. This kid really wheeled his car today and pulled it out of some pretty upset moments. Cannot wait to see more of his racing this season. 

1/6/2023 Night of Champions- Stateline Speedway

Trophy for 2nd place in the Bandolero class. Thank you to all of my sponsors, family and friends. Can't wait for the 2024 season!

In memory of Gauge Howell

Aaron ended the last few races as a co-driver for Gauge Howell after his passing.  Gauge's previous race points combined with Aaron's, he ended up placing 3rd. Here is his sister accepting the award on behalf of the Howell family.