If Palaniuk can add to his lead, he has a chance to set a new Elite Series record for largest margin of victory. That record is currently held by Mike McClelland, who won the 2006 Grand Lake tournament by 15-9. Of course, that's just the record in Elite events. If you want to go through the annals of BASS history (as I love to do), the record for largest margin of victory belongs to the incomparable Rick Clunn, who won the 1984 Bassmaster Classic by 25-8! And that was a three-day tournament, not a four-day derby like the Elite events. The shorter the tournament, the tougher it is to run away with it like that.