FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
By Michael Despain
BULLS GAP, TENNESSEE (August 1, 2020)– The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series would return to action on Saturday evening at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN and defending series champion Clayton Miller of Elkton, KY would lead all twenty-five laps of the contest on the way to scoring a $1,200 payday.
The win by Miller was his seventh career series victory and currently makes him the winningest driver in tour history to date. Miller’s winning entry is a Brucebilt Chassis powered by a Kevin Fisher Race Engine and carries sponsorship from Elliott Motorsports, Lexington Landscape, Hustler Lawn Care, Wall Construction, Bryant Equipment, Quick Car, Wyatt-Johnson, and Brucebilt Performance.
The start of the main event would see the caution flag wave before everyone completed the opening lap when third-place starting Brian Skaggs would spin in turn four. The next attempted start would see action go green with Clayton Miller taking the race lead, followed by Brandon Kinzer, Nick Stroupe, Jeff Hamby, and Wayne James. With Miller and Kinzer pulling away slightly and Stroupe maintaining third, the great battle would begin for fourth between Hamby, James, and Blake Brown. However, the caution would wave again on lap five when Brown spun his entry in turn four. Miller and Kinzer would remain first and second on the restart, while James would go to third, but a spin by Brandon James on lap seven would slow the action once again. This restart would see the top five remain the same, with Miller and Kinzer putting some distance back to now-third place running Stroupe, who would take third on lap ten. The front pair of Miller and Kinzer would set to start working lapped traffic when another caution would appear and only one more caution period would slow the action.
Miller and Kinzer would again pull away from the pack, with Kinzer peeking beneath Miller on several occasions in an attempt to take the lead, but would never be successful with his efforts. Miller would see the checkered flag wave first, with Kinzer taking runner-up honors, while Stroupe would complete the podium finishers with a third-place effort and a late race battle with Hamby and Jody Puckett, who would finish fourth and fifth respectively. The remainder of the top ten finishers would see Blake Brown recover from his lap five spin to charge back through the field to finish sixth, while Wayne James, Jimmy Dalton, Jesse Rupe, and Joey Cotterman would trail behind Brown.
The Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series next events will be Friday August 14 at Crossville Speedway in Crossville, TN and Saturday August 15 at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, TN. Both events will pay $1,200 to win and $125 to start.
For more information on the Iron-Man Racing Series, call (606) 219-1723 or visit www.CTPromotions.org or click the CT Promotions or Iron Man Racing Series pages on Facebook.
Official Summary of Results
Feature Results for Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN on August 1, 2020
- Clayton Miller-Elkton, Ky.
- Brandon Kinzer-Lexington, Ky.
- Nick Stroupe-China Grove, N.C.
- Jeff Hamby-Lancing, Tenn.
- Jody Puckett-Melvin, Ky.
- Blake Brown-Corbin, Ky.
- Wayne James-Newport, Tenn.
- Jimmy Dalton-Powell, Tenn.
- Jesse Rupe-Sophia, W.V.
- Joey Cotterman-Cookeville, Tenn.
- Terry James-Newport, Tenn.
- Brandon James-Newport, Tenn.
- Tyler James-Newport, Tenn.
- Bo Allison-Decatur, Tenn.
- John Smith-Winfield, Tenn.
- Bobby Williams-Dunnville, Ky.
- Zac Harris-Elkton, Ky.
- Brian Skaggs-Pedro, Ohio
- Billy Palmer-Knoxville, Tenn.
- Dustin Diden-Lancing, Tenn.
- Amos Bunch-Wartburg, Tenn.
Did Not Start- J.J. Brock-Pine Top, Ky.
Time of Race: N/A
Margin of Victory: N/A
Yellow Flags: Five (lap 1, 5, 7, 14, 18)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Clayton Miller 1-25
E-Z-GO Time Trials Top Qualifier: Clayton Miller 15.266
Provisional Starters: None
VP Racing Fuels Makin’ Power Heat One Finish (10 laps/top six transfer)- Jesse Rupe, Brandon James, Terry James, Dustin Diden, John Smith, J.J. Brock, Todd Beeler, Dathan Dyke, Chase Lawson
VP Racing Fuels Makin’ Power Heat Two Finish (10 laps/top six transfer)- Joey Cotterman, Amos Bunch, Tyler James, Billy Palmer, Bo Allison, Bobby Williams, Tony Kowell, Kelly Cook
Current Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series Points (after 8/1/2020)
- Clayton Miller-155
- Brandon Kinzer-145
- Blake Brown-135
- Jimmy Dalton-116
- Jesse Rupe-109
- Jeff Hamby-106
- Terry James-98
- Jody Puckett-98
- Bo Allison-97
- Brandon James-95
- Joey Cotterman-94
- Wayne James-90
- Billy Palmer-86
- John Smith-81
- Amos Bunch-71
Brucebilt Performance Iron-Man Modified Series Schedule:
June 20-I-75 Raceway-Sweetwater, TN (BLAKE BROWN)
August 1-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN (CLAYTON MILLER)
August 14-Crossville Speedway-Crossville, TN-$1,200 to win
August 15-I-75 Raceway-Sweetwater, TN-$1,200 to win
August 22-Wartburg Speedway-Wartburg, TN-$1,200 to win
September 18-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$1,200 to win
September 19-Lake Cumberland Speedway-Burnside, KY-$1,200 to win
November 28-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$1,200 to win